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Sorry about the lack of regular post frequency the last few weeks. My personal and professional life have been a been chaotic lately for reasons I won't go into here. That being said, I have a metric crapload of links and videos I need to share (videos will come later). Enjoy!
Videos coming later...
- Apparently there's a site where you can review and rate prostitutes. Shouting at Cows has gone through the archives and found some real gems.
- For obvious reasons, I didn't post many of these links yesterday...The Decade of 9/11: war without end.
- Ten Years On, Sick Ground Zero Workers Still Without Proper Care.
- Wasn't The PATRIOT Act Supposed To Be About Stopping Terrorism? It hasn't been used as such.
- Homeland Security: The Decade's Biggest Scam.
- On 9/11, I will....
- The True Cost of 9/11: Trillions and trillions wasted on wars, a fiscal catastrophe, a weaker America.
- Why does Fox News CEO Roger Ailes Hate America?
- Speaking of Fox News, what is it really like to work behind the scenes there? Read on.
- Why Wal-Mart's veggies are so crappy (taken from this AMA with a Wal-Mart Store Manager).
- Speaking of Wal-Mart, it's fun to play with their phone system and screw with employees.
- Great list of insightful and thought-provoking websites.
- Wall-E may be a PC, and Eve a Mac, but who really is better?
- Wikileaks posts all cables unredacted.
- Librarian: Very useful libraries manager for Windows 7.
- Why it's really nice to have a Samsung Galaxy phone: They're really hard to brick.
- Rick Perry has a BIG Porn Problem.
- Rob "CmdrTaco" Malda resigns from Slashdot.
- Get a full body workout with nothing but your body.
- Jewel Staite has a food blog that's quite entertaining: Happy Opu.
- I could watch this for days.
- From Montior to Mobile: Optimizing e-mail newsletters with CSS.
- spin.js is an easy way to create one of those loading spinners without any images.
- Requests: is HTTP library, written in Python, for humans.
- Superior alternatives to crappy Windows software (most of these alternatives I have on my system).
- The Star-Wars films are coming to Blu-Ray, and they're getting changed again.
- History's Biggest Mindf**ks.
- Why Amazon can't make a Kindle in the USA.
- A Faster Internet.
- Amazing paper sculptures.
- 10 Repair Projects you Should Never Pay For.
- Web server optimizatin at its finest: 9 million hits/day with 120 megs RAM.
- I really need to get some "Game Of Thrones", as the visual effects look stunning. Here are a couple of amazing special effects reels.
- The New Apple Advantage.
- When you're drinking, your recollection of things that happened is usually quite a ways off.
- After 17 year ban, you can finally buy Doom in Germany.
- The east-coast earth quake last month was felt on twitter before it was felt in real life, as XKCD predicted.
- How to back up printer drivers and restore them on another computer (had to use this the other day when I needed printer drivers but the site to get them was down).
- What's powering that favorite website of yours? Find out with Under The Site.
- Congress-Man: Worst. Superhero. Ever.
- Redesigning the browser window.
- Microsoft's idea of a streamlined and optimized UI for Windows Explorer is anything but.
- Great minimal business card idea (similar). Then just get it printed up on MOO MiniCards for the full minimalistic approach).
- 15 Inspiring HTML5 experiments.
- The Redditor, The Number One (and only) Unofficial Reddit Magazine.
- Edit: One more....Before/after photos of the Japan Earthquake, six months later
Video Dump from UtterlyBoring.com on 09/12/11 @ 04:09 PM:
As promised, a bunch of videos that needed to be shared. Watch them all after the jump...... (Read More)
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