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How often do you ignore written/typed questions that you care not for?

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The life and death of the creative computer virus.

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HardOCP shared a Hopes&Fears article showing "The life and death of the creative computer virus -- The early 90's were a renaissance for a certain type of computer virus. Today, we think of a virus as an insidious thing that hides and wreaks various forms of havoc like destroying a nuclear facility; never peaking its head up intentionally. But there was a time when viruses were more playful and made their presence known with creative and occasionally funny graphics or animations via 'payloads.' We recreated the payloads of old school viruses..."

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Stromae - quand c'est?" which explores cancer in dance.

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VideoSift shared a 3.25 musical, depressing, and scary YouTube video titled "Stromae - quand c'est?"

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Anime In Real Life (IRL)

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VideoSift shared a hilarious 3.5 minutes YouTube video showing a parody of Anime In Real Life (IRL)

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"What would you miss?" -- Interesting charts related to mobile and more with British people.

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Ben Evans shared his entertainment and tech(nology) findings -- "Every year Ofcom, the United Kingdom (UK)'s media and telecoms regulator, produces a communications market report full of interesting data. I've picked a few of the more interesting charts related to mobile here."

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Why modern phones are so awful -- Don't Hate the Phone Call, Hate the Phone

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The Atlantic's long article is titled "Don't Hate the Phone Call, Hate the Phone" on how "Our telephone habits have changed, but so have the infrastructure and design of the handset.

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Hating Mondays is so old school...

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This Savage Chickens comic strip shows a better idea on what to do with crappy Mondays!

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The History of Superhero Comic Movies (1936-2014)

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These last year's two/2 short parts YouTube video series (#1 and #2; over seven/7 minutes in total) show the "The History of Superhero Comic Movies (1936-2014) ... Seen a movie based on a superhero comic recently? Of course you have; sometimes it feels impossible to miss them these days. But when did Hollywood start churning them out? How did they involve into the billion dollar grossing megablockbusters of today? In part one of our survey of every superhero comic film ever made we'll explore the beginnings of the genre all the way up until the dawn of the modern superhero movie in 2000..."

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Demo(nstration)s -- The new danger of humanity.

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Pouet has a short and hilarious 6.5 minutes video documentary on the demo(nstration) scene on how it is "the new danger of humanity." Be sure to

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Parents, with different titles, communicating with their newborn babies...

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This mawning PDT, Mousey shared a funny Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Comic Strip (don't forget to press its red button) showing different people with titles with a newborn baby

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(4/Four)th of July Downer: Fireworks Cause Spike in Air Pollution

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Live Science reported that "Fourth of July Downer: Fireworks Cause Spike in Air Pollution -- Fireworks are a beloved tradition of the Fourth of July, but the colorful displays also bring a spike in air pollution, a new study shows..."

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E(lectronic)-mails and Snail Mails

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A LinkedIn post shared this funny comic strip about snail mails and e(lectronic)-mails.

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THE FILM before THE FILM

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VideoSift shared an almost 13 minutes Vimeo video showing a documentary -- "If you’ve ever seen a movie, you’ve seen opening titles of some kind. Opening credits have existed pretty much since the beginning of moving pictures, and they are as varied as the films themselves.

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The Evolution of Dude

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Dudes, Boing Boing shared a two minutes and 24 seconds educational YouTube video

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"Full Moon" Comic Strip

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Reddit shared a funny comic strip titled "Full Moon"

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Riding Dirty: The Science of Cars and Rap Lyrics

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Boing Boing shared a Medium article on "Riding Dirty: The Science of Cars and Rap Lyrics -- What’s the most popular ride in hip-hop?

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The Fallen of World War II

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Reddit shared an interesting 18.25 minutes Vimeo video showing "The Fallen of World War II -- A detailed, animated data-driven documentary about war and peace, The Fallen of World War II looks at the human cost of the second World War and sizes up the numbers to other wars in history, including trends in recent conflicts.

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Steve Jobs 2 and Bill Gates 2

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VideoSift shared an old funny and dark 42 seconds YouTube video showing old announcements from Apple and Microsoft of new versions of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates.

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