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<![CDATA[And Now, A Guy Who’s Never Seen DOCTOR WHO Writes Up The DOCTOR WHO Christmas Special Trailer]]>

Scott has no idea what he's doing.

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<![CDATA[Fucking idiot Trump voters are going to get fucked by this...]]>

Fucking idiot Trump voters are going to get fucked by this administration, but I guess they’re okay with it because Hillary Clinton had an email server.

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<![CDATA[The best dystopian fiction you'll ever read]]> 51k7HGqxARL

Russian science fiction authors Boris and Arkady Strugatsky created worlds and shared stories so fantastic, so well imagined, and so terrifyingly believable their work may create an existential crisis in even the most solidly confident individual. It has long been a challenge to find their work in English but a translation of The Doomed City, long considered their magnum opus, is finally available.

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<![CDATA[micdotcom: Seth Meyers calls out the media for normalizing...]]>













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Seth Meyers calls out the media for normalizing Nazis 

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<![CDATA[Spectral Is a Scifi Action Film That's Too Obsessed With Its Own Cool Premise]]>

“The less you know, the better.” It’s a common phrase used in all walks of life, and it applies perfectly to Nic Mathieu’s Spectral. This high-tech scifi film was originally planned as a theatrical release but has since been relegated to Netflix, possibly because it’s a movie based on a great idea that overshadows everything that could’ve made it amazing.

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<![CDATA[This Aerial Footage of China Basically Teleports You There]]>

There are so many great aerial shots of China in this video by Stef Hoffer that I think my mind just teleported there. It’s not just the pretty stuff either; The video is especially great because it shows many different sides of China, from the natural beauty of the country to the smoggy life in the cities and all that’s in between: sand dunes, solar panels, rice terraces, ghost cities, shanty towns, and more.

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<![CDATA[The Case for Silence While You Work or Study]]>

The Mozart Effect suggests that listening to some types of music can help with certain mental tasks. However, there’s a case to be made for working or studying in silence, too. Some research shows that for certain cognitive tasks, you need quiet more than anything.

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<![CDATA[Mark Pritchard’s “Beautiful People” featuring Thom Yorke]]> Mark Pritchard - Beautiful People music video

Since 1991, Mark Pritchard has been making genre-spanning electronic music that ventures from House, to Ambient, to Drum and Bass. His most recent effort Under The Sun was aptly described by Pitchfork as “deeply atmospheric and richly impressionistic, Under the Sun is an easy album to disappear into.” The album feels like science fiction journey with moments of wonder and mystery.

The music video for “Beautiful People” is a perfect manifestation of this feeling. The song features TFIB favorite Thom Yorke, both vocally and as a transcendent robotic spirit wandering a seemingly deflate landscape. Director Michal Marczak has truly encapsulated the feeling of the album into six minutes of visual narrative.

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<![CDATA[HBO And J.J. Abrams To Conquer Worlds Together In New Space Series ‘Glare’]]> jj_abrams_revolution_cast_0

With few details yet available, Star Trek and Star Wars producer J.J. Abrams will be getting even more busy as he adds another series to his roster (he’s already Executive Producer for Westworld and Roadies). HBO says that Glare will be an hourlong space drama about the colonization of another planet.

So far that’s all that’s been said about it, other than Ben Stephenson and Javier Gullón will also produce, with Gullón being the writer. Warner Bros. Television is producing in tandem with Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions.

HBO And J.J. Abrams To Conquer Worlds Together In New Space Series ‘Glare’

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<![CDATA[Interesting facts about every country in the world]]>

If you were a religious reader of the encyclopedia and peruser of atlases like I was as a kid, you’ll love this video of interesting facts about almost 100 countries. There’s another video coming next week that’ll highlight the rest of the world’s countries…I’ll feature it here when they post it.

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<![CDATA[The best soundbar]]> By Chris Heinonen and Dennis Burger This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a buyer's guide to the best technology. When readers choose to buy The Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions th... ]]> https://www.engadget.com/2016/12/09/the-best-soundbar/ 826203@leegovatos.com/fever Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:30:00 GMT <![CDATA[Don’t Sit on Your Credit Card Rewards]]>

If you want to score rewards travel, you have to allow your credit card points to accumulate and that can take a while. Just don’t hoard them, because they could lose value over time.

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<![CDATA[Video: Guys Rap a Recap of the STAR WARS Prequels]]>

We all know that Gareth Edwards' Rogue One: A Star Wars Story takes place just before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope, and in honor of the upcoming new movie, the team at The Warp Zone are looking back at the prequels and recapping them in rap form. You never know — maybe they touch on a plot point here you forgot about that will turn out to be important info in the new film. Give it a watch below.

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<![CDATA[Charitable Giving Guide 2016]]> bbcharitable

Here's a guide to the charities the Boingers support in our own annual giving. Please add the causes and charities you give to in the forums!

Planned Parenthood
Because we deserve health care, including reproductive, gender, and sexual health care. Because access to birth control and safe abortion is a human right. Because Trump's regime wants to destroy all of this. —XJ

Electronic Frontier Foundation
Ever since its landmark 1992 lawsuit over civilian access to strong cryptography, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has been fighting governments around the world in the fight over whether the internet is a tool for dialog and innovation around the world, or a nightmarish system for control and censorship. Trump just inherited the surveillance infrastructure that GW Bush built and Obama operationalized it -- a surveillance apparatus that EFF is already suing to end. There has never been more EFF moment than this one. —CD

Creative Commons
Creative Commons is best known as a tool for sharing-friendly artists, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. Since the beginngin, and all over the world, CC has provided governments, agencies, research and scholarly institutions and NGOs with the tools to easily share across borders and the bewildering array of copyright laws. We can't beat trumpism without collaboration tools, and that includes legal tools. —CD

Wikimedia Foundation (Wikipedia)
If "post-truth" is the 2016's word of the year, then Wikipedia's moment has arrived. For 15 years, Wikipedia has been figuring out how to negotiate truth among diverse and even warring points of view. It's not always pretty and it's not always nice, but no one's yet found a better way to let ideas bash against each other until something everyone agrees upon emerges. —CD

Human Rights Data Analysis Group
For more than twenty-five years, the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG) has held heads of state accountable for human rights violations, and they'll continue in the United States under our new President. They analyze data collected by human rights workers using cutting-edge methods from computer science and statistics. Those scientific results bring clarity to human rights violence and support the fight for justice. We have challenging times ahead of us to hold our president-elect accountable-- recall that during the campaign, President-elect Trump promised to order US forces to commit torture, and to bomb the families of suspected insurgents. Both actions would be war crimes. We will continue to stand for justice for the victims of human rights violations. Facts do matter. And all leaders, around the world, must to be held to account for their actions.

Institute for the Future
There are no facts about the future, only fictions. As we've learned in this election, nothing is certain about tomorrow. But even as our attention is captured by the present, we can begin to write the story to come. A place to start is the Institute for the Future's Future for Good fellowship. Institute for the Future, where Mark and David are researchers, is a 50-year-old nonprofit that helps the public think about the future to make better decisions in the present. The Fellowship directly supports inspiring social innovators who are working to make tomorrow a better place. You can help too. Make a donation of $100 and you’ll receive our new limited edition Future Now ‘zine and a custom enamel pin that Mark designed!

The National Wildlife Federation
National Wildlife Federation is a voice for wildlife, dedicated to protecting wildlife and habitat and inspiring the future generation of conservationists. Now's the time: the shortlist for our new Secretary of the Interior is reportedly Sarah Palin and Forrest Lucas, an "advocate of trophy hunting and puppy mills ... who never met a case of animal exploitation he wouldn’t defend." — RB

The Marine Mammal Center
When seals, sea lion, or many other sea going pals need help, if they get lucky, they may be taken to The Marine Mammal Center, a veterinary hospital just for them. Thousands of heartbreakingly cute, but very wild, animals are rescued, rehabilitated and released on an annual basis. I'm a volunteer. In addition to the hundreds of highly trained volunteers that make the hospital run, the center always needs cash for fish and medicine. —JW

The Southern Poverty Law Center & the Anti-Defamation League
The Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defemation League fight hate, teach tolerance, and help secure justice, and fair treatment for all. "There is no 'them' and 'us.' There is only us." --Greg Boyle —JW

Facing History and Ourselves Facing History and Ourselves is an international educational group that helps young people study issues around racism, antisemitism, and prejudice in history, from the Holocaust to today's immigrant experiences to the killing fields of Cambodia. Their aim is to teach young people "to think critically, to empathize, to recognize moral choices, to make their voices heard, we put in their hands the possibility--and the responsibility--to do the serious work demanded of us all as citizens." —DP

Free Software Foundation/Defective By Design
The Free Software Foundation's principled litigation, license creation and campaigning is fierce, uncompromising and has changed the world. You interact with code that they made possible a million times a day, and they never stop working to make sure that the code stays free. —CD

Free Software Foundation Europe
Software has eaten the world, and software freedom is increasingly synonymous with human freedom. In Europe, far-right parties and authoritarians are inheriting a constellation of gadgets and devices that are "defective by design," built to allow corporations spy on and control their owners -- and those thugs are contemplating how they can use those companies' extraordinary powers to put whole populations under their thumbs. Free softwar in Europe, free software everywhere! —CD


The Internet Archive: In an era where the control of information has been weaponized, the Internet Archive's mission -- universal access to all human knowledge -- is a revolutionary manifesto. The Archive isn't screwing around: they're siting a copy of their data in Canada to resist trumpian grabs and spying. —CD

Open Rights Group
For Britons, 2016 was the year of Brexit, and while we were all fighting about Brexit, Theresa May's Tory government passed the most intrusive surveillance bill in the history of modern democracies. It's a longstanding joke that the gnomes of Westminster Village think that Nineteen Eighty-Four was a manual for statecraft, but the joke is getting less funny by the second. ORG is a decade old: spunky, going though a timely growth spurt, and badly needed. —CD

Amnesty International
I just looked up Amnesty's founding principles and found tears rolling down my cheeks: "Only when the last prisoner of conscience has been freed, when the last torture chamber has been closed, when the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a reality for the world’s people, will our work be done." 2016 is a year when these values need our support more than ever. —CD

ACLU
On November 9, ACLU changed its homepage to a picture of Trump superimposed with the words SEE YOU IN COURT. ACLU's deep bench of kick-ass lawyers has been lately augmented by a much-needed group of freedom-fighting technologists, welded into the fighting force we'll need for the next four years and beyond: from voter suppression to free speech, the ACLU is key to the fight. —CD

Liberty
With the UK plunging into surveillance dystopia where human rights are an afterthought and racial profiling is becoming official doctrine, it needs Liberty, an organisation with 80+ years' track record fighting for human rights in many incarnations of the British project. The Tories ran on a platform of repealing the Human Rights Act: when the government is officially anti "human rights," you need someone like Liberty to take the "pro" side. —CD

826 National
Born in San Francisco’s Mission District in the back room of a pirate supply store, 826 National teaches young people the art and magic of creative writing through classes, DIY publishing projects, in-school programs, and drop-in tutoring at seven centers around the US. And it’s all free for the kids. Help open more 826 locations around the country! —DP

Fight for the Future
Some of the Internet's savviest, hard-working-est activists. Fight for the Future is in all the Internet fights, kicking ass on Net Neutrality -- a fight that's back on in 2017, thanks Trump -- mass surveillance and justice for Chelsea Manning.

Demand Progress
Aaron Swartz co-founded Demand Progress, and as you'd expect from that history, they're relentless in reinventing the activist playbook for the 21st century.

MySociety
Software in the public interest -- it's a damned good idea. MySociety produces software like Pledgebank ("I will risk arrest by refusing to register for a UK ID card if 100,000 other Britons will also do it") and TheyWorkForYou (every word and deed by every Member of Parliament). It's plumbing for activists and community organizers. —CD

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This year marked the 50th anniversary of Star Trek, and while we saw a new movie hit theaters, for many fans, the best Trek-related entertainment ever created will always be the classic episodes of TOS (The Original Series). If you're looking for a last minute way to celebrate the series' anniversary, BoingBoing points out a good method for paying tribute to the show: visit the set of the USS Enterprise in upstate New York.

No, it's not the exact same set that was used for filming, but it's the next closest thing. James Crowley, a fifty-year-old Elvis impersonator from Ticonderoga, NY, was friends with William Ware Theiss, who worked as Gene Roddenberry's costume designer on the original Star Trek series. When Theiss passed away, he left the original blueprints for the Trek set to Crowley in his will, and Crowley apparently rented out an old 13,000 square foot supermarket and rebuilt the entire set inside it. He and his friends used to recreate episodes inside, but in the past few years he's opened it up to the public and gives one hour tours of the set. Wired has a couple of pictures of what it looks like; head over there to see more.

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<![CDATA[Jazz accompaniment to funny internet videos]]>

Publio Delgado provides jazz guitar accompaniment to an advertisement for Jones Big ASS Truck Rental & Storage: "In my yard, I don't care!"

Here's the original, which now seems naked and bereft of wonder:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N0gb9v4LI4o

See also Publio's accompaniment to a lady's unwise attempt to eat a hot pepper raw:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuIiYOgtEuY

Best, though, is his accompaniment to The Cat That Says No:

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Our Nerd Approved / TeePublic shirt store is full of nerdy designs from the best independent artists and they’re all on sale for just $14! They make great gifts and you don’t have to put in a whole lot of effort. It’s a win-win.

But that’s not all—everything in the store has been massively discounted including phone cases, wall art hoodies and more.

So head on over to the store and grab some gifts at a discount while you can.

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<![CDATA[Wrap Anything in Cloth Easily with Japanese "Furoshiki" Folding Techniques]]>

Instead of struggling with wrapping paper this holiday season, get yourself some cloth. The Japanese Furoshiki technique can wrap anything easily and make it look good.

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<![CDATA[Google Home & Assistant Now Allow Developers To Build Voice Commands]]>
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<![CDATA['Elite: Dangerous' finally beams onto PS4 in Q2 2017]]> Space adventure Elite: Dangerous is coming to the Playstation 4 in the second quarter next year, completing its gaming platform sweep. The trading and combat sim will have all the latest Horizon expansions, letting you tear around the surface of plan... ]]> https://www.engadget.com/2016/12/09/elite-dangerous-ps4-q4-2017/ 826007@leegovatos.com/fever Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:02:00 GMT <![CDATA[3 Powerful Ways to Expand Your Keyword List by @@DigitalAnya]]> Three less used ways to reach beyond your top industry’s keywords to expand your organic reach and increase the search traffic.

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<![CDATA[DIY Wrist Watches, Christmas Curves, & Netflix’s Dwindling Movie Library]]> ONCE UPON A TIME:

You could lose an eye from http://danismm.tumblr.com | The Weekend Dossier on Dappered(thank you)

LIFEHACK OF THE WEEK: With thanks to the gentlemen over at Valet, here’s a helpful guide to cleaning your Winter jackets.

UGH: A sad story manages to get much worse. This is just horrible.

DAMN NATURE! The. $%#!. Is. This? Or, if you prefer, BECAUSE, FLORIDA. True story. I live in a state which is the butt of all the jokes. All of them. So allow me this. Please. Just this once.

FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME: I dare you not to smile. I double dog dare you.

CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE:

Pigpen Snowman from http://gameraboy.tumblr.com | The Weekend Dossier on Dappered(thank you)

THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS: We love them too much. Seems to me there was a similar avocado scare recently.

eric-all-star-smallTIME TO PUT THOSE IDLE HANDS TO WORK! Eric H., our contributor of the year ™ has assembled a nifty DIY watch kit. Well, not himself, actually. But his interweb skillz are top notch and as a result, you can find watch parts over here and the tools you will need to put it all together over here. And because sometimes you want the most extravagant sleeping options ever, he brought this to our attention. 

THE MORE YOU KNOW: Because at some point you will appreciate the fact that you were on point.

MONKEY BALLS: No, for real. Sewed up right beside yours. Because once upon a time Quacks were true artists. Oh, and this article is totally about your junk. Just so you know.

O TANNENBAUM…

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‘MURICA! An opera in three parts. Overture: Grannies on Parade. The Aria: A Day in the Parking Lot. And the grand finale: Social Media 101.

WE KNOW NOTHING: Except for this: It would appear that there are sea bees.

SOMEWHERE…the ghost of PT Barnum is showing his respect. But wait! There’s a punchline. And also, there is this.

CONSEQUENCES: I’m just going to leave this right here. Then there’s this. There are no words.

HOW THINGS WORK: Just in case you ever want to make an unbelievable amount of money “disappear” this would be right up your alley.

SOON.

Krampus! | The Weekend Dossier on Dappered(thank you)

SOMETIMES I TOTALLY LOVE PEOPLE: This is one of those times.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Yikes.

WHEN ARE YOU GONNA BELIEVE ME? These things are going to take over the world. I’m serious you guys.

THIS IS RICH: The guy everybody loves to hate gets pwnd by a group of school kids.

SMOKIN’ SANTA:

Smokin' Santa from http://vintascope.tumblr.com | The Weekend Dossier on Dappered(thank you)

THE STATE OF THE INTERNET: I could have added this to the CONSEQUENCES post but I think that I am more surprised by how much it has made me consider the trade-offs we make in the name of convenience and immediate gratification.

AND BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE: This. Is. So rad.

SO BASICALLY…that whole two-month salary thing is now pretty much meaningless? Because these don’t seem so special. Not that I thought they were before. Because I didn’t. As if. I’m more of a Sapphire sort of guy.

APPLAUSE: This is all kinds of OK with me. A terrific gesture.

AH-HA! This is why I don’t spend much time on Netflix anymore. And so helpfully explained too. Now that’s corporate transparency.

INCOMING!

Tim Johnstone is Dappered’s music correspondent as well as our resident gatherer of all things interwebs related. He doesn’t really hate people. Mostly.

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<![CDATA[The Types of Memory Problems You Should Be Concerned About]]>

Everybody forgets things—we forget where we put our keys, we forget people’s names, and we forget to grab milk at the store. But some types of memory loss are signs that something is wrong. Here’s what to look out for.

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<![CDATA[Everything is a Remix, including Star Wars, and that's how I became a writer]]> artworks-000197371802-707t3h-t

Kirby Ferguson, who created the remarkable Everything is a Remix series, has a new podcast hosted by the Recreate Coalition called Copy This and he hosted me on the debut episode (MP3) where we talked about copying, creativity, artists, and the future of the internet (as you might expect!). (more…)

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<![CDATA[Paradox Girl Is One of the Best Time Travel Series We've Read All Year]]>

Time travel can be incredibly hard to get your mind around for storytelling—but Paradox Girl is a comic that manages to use the most daunting elements of time travel, all the complex loops and non-linearity, in some of the smartest and funnest ways we’ve ever seen. It makes for one hell of a comic.

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<![CDATA[How to Perfectly Fake a Glowing Lightsaber in Photoshop]]>

It’s time to face the facts: lightsabers aren’t real, and they’re simply not going to exist in your lifetime. The closest you can get to realizing your Jedi fantasies is through this excellent tutorial by Mathieu Stern showing you how to properly fake a lightsaber using Photoshop.

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<![CDATA[insurrectionarycompassion: eshusplayground: soyeahso: kuurihaunt: phoenix-ace: I’ll say it...]]> insurrectionarycompassion:

eshusplayground:

soyeahso:

kuurihaunt:

phoenix-ace:

I’ll say it before and I’ll say it again:

You cannot challenge racism, on this level, by being nice to and reaching out to white supremacists.  Their entire ideology revolves around dehumanizing us.  It just does. not. work.  

You cannot fight fascism by prioritizing the feelings of fascists and letting them think they’re safe around you.  You don’t “get them on your side”.  Because treating them kindly and respecting them, gives them your silent approval and access to those of you who are way more vulnerable than you are and who cannot afford to feel safe enough to “debate” with these monsters. 

Our humanity is not a question or a debate topic, and by giving these people a platform you legitimize their views and help spread them to a larger audience. 

Then… How did it work for this guy?

They shot him in the fucking head.

Say that shit again!

They shot him in the fucking head.

They shot him in the fucking head.

They shot him in the fucking head.

They shot him in the fucking head.

The idea that MLK was ‘nice’ to white supremacists is also just historical revisionism @kuurihaunt.

He was sent death threats. The FBI considered him dangerous. People assaulted and murdered many of his followers. White America thought he was too confrontational and not appeasing enough to the sensibilities of whites. He was considered disruptive and an “outside agitator.” He was not a beloved man. He was hated and despised.

His protests came with the risk of being brutalized or killed by police or vigilantes. He decried the white moderate for caring more about order than justice. He refused to condemn riots, ‘the language of the unheard,’ because of how violent America was to Black people. Despite their differences, Malcolm X offered him protection and self-defense. Even though he was committed to nonviolent resistance, which meant breaking the law, disrupting traffic and yes - willingly opening yourself to being brutalized, he was more complicated than you give him credit.

The United States hated him and for his troubles he was killed.

He was not the caricature of nonviolence you think he was. Read a fucking book. 

This can not be overstated: The idea that MLK was ‘nice’ to white supremacists is also just historical revisionism @kuurihaunt.

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