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The History of Photography in 5/Five Minutes

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VideoSift shared an almost 5.25 minutes YouTube video showing "The History of Photography in 5 Minutes".

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If Video Games Had Texting

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This 4.5 minutes funny, (nerd/geek)y, and dirty YouTube video shows "If Video Games Had Texting -- What if all your favorite video games had texting?

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Microsoft/MS Windows turned 30 years old!

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/. reported that Windows just turned 30 years old yesterday. It has a few links as well.

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X to Close

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About a year ago, Reddit share an over 1.75 years old Medium article on the designs and histories of X buttons -- "X's are everywhere in user interface (UI) design. A powerful symbol, [x] is capable of closing windows and popups, toolbars and tabs and anything else that might otherwise be cluttering up your screen.

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LEGOLAS KILL COUNT - Auralnauts Arcade Edition

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This hilarious 9.333333333333333333... minutes YouTube video shows "LEGOLAS KILL COUNT - Auralnauts Arcade Edition" that combine Peter Jackson's John Ronald Reuel (JRR) Tolkien's fantasy novel (film/movie)s (spoilers obviously) and arcade games.

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Thanksgiving With the Kranzes -- A video parody of Apollo 13.

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VideoSift shared an about 18.35 minutes hilarious YouTube video that is "A parody of Ron Howard's Apollo 13 that wonders what Thanksgiving might be like at Gene Kranz's (Ed Harris from Apollo 13) house, especially when things go terribly, but familiarly wrong.

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Every James Bond (007) Gadget. Ever.

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Dorkly shared a 16.7 minutes, or so, YouTube video showing "Every gadget used by James Bond ... plus a few from the Q Branch that were just too good to leave out. From every James Bond film ever, in chronological order..."

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Real Life First Person Shooter (FPS)

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Realms Pictures have a slow growing YouTube playlist showing "Real Life First Person Shooter" (FPS) videos including behind the scenes (BTSes) and a pledge.

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Back to The Future v(ersu)s The Reality of 2015.

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A co(worker/lleague) shared a funny 1.25 minutes YouTube video showing Back to The Future v(ersu)s The Reality of 2015.

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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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Ultimate Gun Game -- A rad(ical) and amusing video game parody.

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VideoSift shared an over 3/three minutes YouTube video showing "Ultimate Gun Game -- Gun v Gun v Gun v Gun!

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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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Would you want a personal (ro)bot that looks like a human like in 2003's Battlestar Galactica, (Real) Humans, etc.?

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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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Trash Cat

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VideoSift shared an one minute and 54 seconds cute and amusing Vimeo video showing "Trash Cat ... It's about a cat that likes to knock over trashcans.

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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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Rover's-Eye View of Marathon on Mars

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Boing Boing shared an over eight/8 minutes YouTube video showing a timelapsed "Rover's-Eye View of Marathon on Mars -- "Road trip! This compilation of images from hazard-avoidance cameras on NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity between January 2004 and April 2015 shows the rover's-eye-view of the Martian marathon covering 26.2 miles(42.2 kilometers) from its landing location. A map of the rover's path is on the right."

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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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