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Assembots -- A Flash puzzle game like classic Lemmings, but with robots.

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Blue's News shared an addicting Flash puzzle game titled "Assembots" on Free Web Arcade and its official web site, Free Online Games (FOG) -- "A modern take on a classic puzzle game. You must guide you robots from their work place back home to safety after a long shift at work. You must use the robots skills in engineering to bash through wall, blast through rock, dig down through earth, bridge over ravines an swim through oceans in order to save them."

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The Funny, Occasionally Dirty, Hidden Messages in Your Favorite Games

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Blue's News shared an eight image Wired's slide show (one page) showing "The Funny, Occasionally Dirty, Hidden Messages in Your Favorite Games -- It's the 80's, or perhaps the 90's.

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Teen(ager)s, Social Media, and Privacy

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Pew Internet has a few reports showing that "Teens are sharing more info(rmation) about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information. Despite taking these privacy-protective actions, teen social media users do not express a high level of concern about third-parties (such as businesses or advertisers) accessing their data ..."

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Back2Back Commander / Battle Cards

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Blue's News shared a turn based Flash card game titled "Back2Back Commander" on Games For Work and its official web site, Battle Cards, which has more features like online multiplayer -- "Play your cards right to defend and attack rockets. Kill enemy or lift off to win." and "Massively multiplayer realtime card strategy game."

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The Inbox -- If Spam Messages Were Delivered By Real People

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HardOCP shared an almost 3.75 minutes hilarious YouTube video titled "The Inbox" showing what "if spam messages were delivered by real people".

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Lost Fluid -- A simple and short Flash game.

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Blue's News shared a very short Flash puzzle game titled "Lost Fluid" on Free Web Arcade and its official web site, JJWallace Games -- "Crash land on a lonely planet!"

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A Facebook Update In Real Life

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Symbolset's /. comment/reply shared a hilarious 2.5 minutes YouTube video titled "A Facebook Update In Real Life

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Star Wars Informercials! (Parody/Spoof)

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Dorkly shared a funny 2.5 minutes YouTube video parody/spoof showing "Star Wars informercials! ...

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Game Fails

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Game Fails' YouTube channel has a collection of YouTube videos (some have cussings and not suitable for sensitives due to what were shown) showing "the finest in video game fails submitted ..."

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The "CSI Effect"

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Auric_dude's /. comment mentioned an over two years old Economist article on "The 'CSI effect' -- Television/TV dramas that rely on forensic science to solve crimes are affecting the administration of justice ..."

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Do you still use instant messages (IMs)?

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New iPhones are like New Girlfriends

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VideoSift shared a funny 2.5 minutes CollegeHumor video showing a spoof/parody sketch/skit of "New iPhones are Like New Girlfriends -- We explore the similarities between these two fragile relationships."

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How Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride came to be.

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VideoSift mentioned the six minutes and 54 seconds YouTube video showing first part of "How Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean ride came to be." The seven minutes video for part two

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Study: Negative People Are Way Better at Replying to Emails

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A Contactually blog reports "Turn That Frown Upside Down? Maybe Not: Negative People Reply to Emails 36% Faster ... Engineers at Contactually, a referral marketing platform, recently analyzed over 100 million email conversations and determined that being negative actually is helpful when it comes to email. On average, negative people tend to reply to emails 36% faster than their positive, bubbly colleagues..."

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Sixteen Colors Draw: ANSI Editor (Online)

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05:53PM [grifter (remove AQFL to e-mail)]  /topic http://draw.sixteencolors.net/
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It is basically TheDraw, but online

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The Internet: A Warning From History

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VideoSift shared a funny two minutes and 58 seconds YouTube video showing "The Internet: A Warning From History -- The internet was one of the greatest disasters to befall mankind. Now its survivors share their experiences of the tragedy."

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Play (19)80's Top Video Games Online!

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Indie Retro News shared (19)80's Top Games with playable old video games online.

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Japanese Barcode Designs

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Gbromios' Reddit comment/reply mentioned a Cool Hunting article showing barcode designs from Japan.

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How hacking fixed the worst video game (E.T. (Extra Extra-Terrestrial)) of all time.

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Blue's News shared two articles (three pages NetworkWorld without images and one page PCWorld with images) on "How hacking fixed the worst video game of all time... So why should you give it another chance? Because code hackers managed to fix some of the games most glaring problems, and now it's actually fun to play..."

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