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The Douche Burger

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Category: Society

From andrewsullivan.thedailybeast.com

The Douche Burger costs $666.00 and consists of a fucking burger filled and topped with rich people shit. Kobe beef patty (wrapped in gold leaf), foie gras, caviar, lobster, truffles, imported aged gruyere cheese (melted with champagne steam) kopi luwak bbq sauce and Himalayan rock salt.

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Flying drones getting smaller, smarter, cheaper, and scarier Crave - CNET

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Category: Technology

From news.cnet.com

It′s not all Skynet doom-and-gloom, though. Small robotic flying vehicles can be used to save lives, keep repressive governments in check, do environmental monitoring, and perform business functions like surveying land.

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The words English owes to India

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Category: Language

From www.bbc.co.uk

Hobson-Jobson is the dictionary′s short and mysterious title. The subtitle reveals more: "A glossary of colloquial Anglo-Indian words and phrases, and of kindred terms etymological, historical, geographical and discursive.

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Roid Age: the paradox of pharmacological puritanism

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Category: Sports

From blogs.plos.org

Athletes have long sought supplements to improve their performance. Competitors in the Classical Olympiad, vying for prizes that made them almost incomprehensibly rich for their age, used every advantage at their disposal.

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Kindle Fire 2 rumored for August launch

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Category: Technology

From www.zdnet.com

According to the report, the updated 7-inch tablet will still be built by Taiwanese ODM Quanta, but the plastic case will be replaced with a more durable metal chassis and the battery will be manufactured by an unnamed Chinese company.

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Open Letter from a Millennial: Quit Telling Us We’re Not Special

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Category: America

From phoenixandolivebranch.wordpress.com

We learned that praise was a parenting strategy, not a sincere reward for merit. We stopped listening when you told us we were smart, brave, beautiful and unique. “You have to say that because you’re our parents,” we told you.

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Tiny Bubbles Explain Puzzle about Light from Sound: Scientific American

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Category: Science

From www.scientificamerican.com

espite 70 years of trying, scientists still cannot fully explain how a bubble of air in water focuses acoustic energy a trillionfold to spit out picosecond bursts of ultraviolet radiation. Initially physicists attributed the flashes to friction.

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Noise pollution tit for tat uses the Baha Boys as a weapon

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Category: Hacks

From hackaday.com

It monitors incoming sound and, using an adjustable threshold, it will trigger when the neighbors are too loud. We think he was wise to include some time filtering that makes sure the loud noises are sustained and not just the result of someone bumping into the wall.

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