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Where Does the Smell of Rain Come From?

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Boing Boing shared an educational three/3 minutes and ten/10 seconds YouTube video on "Where Does the Smell of Rain Come From?

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Guy Walks Into a Bar

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Reddit shared an old The New Yorker's article, with an old joke with details -- "So a guy walks into a bar one day and he can't believe his eyes.

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Visions of the Past - How Far Should We Go in 'Restoring' Ancient Monuments?

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Boing Boing shared The Daily Grail's article, with a few photo(graph)s, showing "Visions of the Past

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Where We Came From, State by State

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Boing Boing shared The New York Times' article, with its interactive graphs, on "Where We Came From, State by State ...

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Insecured, Open Virtual Network Computing (VNC) Tweets

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10:31AM [m4tic] ha! This guy - https://twitter.com/Viss
10:31AM [Flexo] [Link Info] title: @Viss
10:32AM [m4tic] he's doing a vnc scan of the interent and posting intresting results
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Command & Conquer (C&C) Trivia

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CNCNZ.com shared a five/5 pages article titled "Command & Conquer (C&C) Trivia ... one of the biggest and longest running franchises in gaming history. With a grand legacy, and a cult following, there is bound to be something about your favourite franchise that you don’t know.

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Quotacle -- Search and Instantly Watch Movie Quotes

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Reddit shared Quotacle -- Search and Instantly Watch Movie Quotes".

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20 New And Improved Names For Boring, Everyday Stuff

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The Huffington Post shared "20 New And Improved Names For Boring, Everyday Stuff -- Words are hard. Whether it's due to a language barrier, a post-op haze or something else entirely, we've seen your struggle with the English language. And we feel for you!

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2/Two funny images related to computer tech(nical) support.

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Note: This will get (dirt/raunch)y/sewer. ;)

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10:01AM [Mousey] https://imgur.com/gallery/is0Kk9y
10:01AM [Flexo] [Link Info] title: "But... Plugging in cables is so hard!" -
          Imgur
10:02AM [Mousey] buttplugging cables are actually pretty flexible
10:06AM [m4tic] I ahve a lenovo with a esata right next to the usb... I give
          it the ole' reach around and am like: "wtf, why is this usb not
          working"... Oh, i put it in the wrong hole (again)
10:08AM [FngSaiYuk (remove AQFL to e-mail] hope it enjoyed it
10:08AM [FngSaiYuk] and didn't slap u instead
10:09AM [m4tic] always go slow
10:09AM [FngSaiYuk] and always w/lube
10:09AM [FngSaiYuk] plenty of lube
10:09AM [m4tic] hehe
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10:29AM [Mousey] https://xkcd.com/627/
10:29AM [Flexo] [Link Info] title: xkcd: Tech Support Cheat Sheet
10:30AM [Mousey] think i might just print this out
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ITworld cartoons 2014 (half of it): The year in geek humor.

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Network World has twenty-two/22 pages of comic strips (one ugly web page to show all at once) showing "ITworld cartoons 2014: The year in geek humor -- Each week, ITworld's Phil Johnson pokes fun at the tech world's top news and newsmakers ..."

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29 Eye-Tracking Heatmaps Reveal Where People Really Look

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Boing Boing shared a Business Insider article on "29 Eye-Tracking Heatmaps Reveal Where People Really Look -- They say the eyes tell all. Now thanks to eye-tracking technology we can tell what they're saying.

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'The Terminator' at 30: An oral history.

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This Entertainment Weekly (EW) article has an interesting interview on various first Terminator movie people on how the film/movie begun and ran into problems before it hit the public to become popular.

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That Was NOT in The Book -- Compare your favorite adaptions of books. Including between the same formats.

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That Was NOT In The Book is a web site to compare the differences between the book and other media formts (TV/tel(evision/ly), movie/film, video game, etc.) -- "A Book made into a Movie, a Movie turned into a TV Show... Compare and Contrast the Differences.

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What makes tattoos permanent?

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VideoSift shared a four minutes and 24 seconds educational YouTube video showing "What makes tattoos permanent? ... The earliest recorded tattoo was found on a Peruvian mummy in 6,000 BC. That's some old ink! And considering humans lose roughly 40,000 skin cells per hour, how do these markings last? Claudia Aguirre details the different methods, machines and macrophages (you'll see) that go into making

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British Royal Family Places Queen Elizabeth In Nursing Home (Funny)

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Elephant shared The Onion's funny story/article on how "British Royal Family Places Queen Elizabeth In Nursing Home: LONDON--Concluding it was the best way to ensure she remains comfortable during her twilight years, the British Royal Family recently placed Queen Elizabeth II into a local nursing home

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