leegovatos.com’s Saved Items http://www.leegovatos.com/fever Shaun Inman’s Fever http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Compare tiny PC cases with this useful online spreadsheet]]>

Looking for a tiny PC that still has space for a gaming-quality video card? SFF PC Cases is a remarkably detailed spreadsheet listing dozens of models, complete with cost, dimensions, volume and even important build tips. The very smallest are not practical for powerful builds, but the critical "Maximum GPU length" field is right there to help you out.

The gold-standard NCase M1 turns out to be only the 27th smallest case that can accommodate a GPU, and even the ultrawee Dan Case A4 doesn't hit the top ten! But it's also true that many on the list require fat external power bricks (if you're happy with that, the Custom Mod and S4 Mini models are astoundingly tiny, though good luck finding them for sale) or impose other brutal compromises, such as proprietary power supplies, too-severe limitations on GPU size, or plain goofy design.

The smallest case that's widely-available, attractive, and (relatively) inexpensive? And not so small that assembly will be a nightmare? Probably the Fractal Node 202.]]> http://boingboing.net/2017/08/20/compare-tiny-pc-cases-with-thi.html 951730@leegovatos.com/fever Sun, 20 Aug 2017 17:05:17 GMT <![CDATA[Watch people whiz down this steep Swiss alpine slide]]>

On the toboggan run (rodelbahn) overlooking Oeschinen Lake near Kandersteg, Switzerland, some people go in summer for the breathtaking view. Others go for the speedy thrill. Either way it looks like fun! (more…)

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<![CDATA[Now You Can Eat Those Loveably Cute Porgs From STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI]]>

Every since we saw the behind-the-scenes reel shown from Star Wars: The Last Jedi the internet has been buzzing about Porgs. The Ahch-To native creatures that look like a cross between a rabbit and penguin are getting mixed reviews from fans. Some are embracing the cute little creatures while others are crying foul! But here is something both sides are sure to agree on, Porgs are DELICIOUS!

StarWars.com has shared a recipe for fun potato-based treats that look just like the little creatures.  

Porg Potatoes


12 small creamer potatoes

1 tablespoon olive oil

½ teaspoon garlic powder

½ teaspoon salt

You’ll need:

Nori – dried seaweed sheets

Black sesame seeds

Sour cream

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prep a small baking pan by lining it with parchment.

Use small paring knife to cut off the tip of the potatoes so they stand tall.

Slice a V-shape to remove the skin from the front.

In a small bowl toss the potatoes with the olive oil. Stand the potatoes up in the prepped baking pan.

Sprinkle with garlic powder and salt.

Bake for 30-35 minutes until cooked through. Let cool slightly.

Cut out small pieces of the nori sheets to create the eye and mouth details, place onto the potatoes. Use black sesame seeds for the nostrils.

Use a toothpick to add small dots of sour cream for eye pupils. Serve immediately and enjoy the galaxy’s cutest potatoes.

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<![CDATA[Speaking of monuments]]> Wikipedia:
Juan de Oñate y Salazar (1550–1626) was a conquistador from New Spain, explorer, and colonial governor of the Santa Fe de Nuevo México province in the Viceroyalty of New Spain. He led early Spanish expeditions to the Great Plains and Lower Colorado River Valley, encountering numerous indigenous tribes in their homelands there. Oñate founded settlements in the province, now part of the present-day American Southwest. Today he is known for his brutal retaliation against the Acoma Pueblo in 1599, known as the Acoma Massacre or the Battle of Acoma Pueblo, where, following a dispute that led to the death of 13 Spaniards at the hands of the Acoma, including Oñate's nephew, Juan de Zaldívar, Oñate ordered that the pueblo be destroyed. Around 800-1000 Acoma were killed. Of the 500 or so survivors, at a trial at Ohkay Owingeh, Oñate sentenced most to twenty years of forced "personal servitude" and additionally mandated that all men over the age of twenty-five have a foot cut off. He was eventually banished from New Mexico and exiled from Mexico City for five years, convicted by the Spanish government of using "excessive force" against the Acoma people. Today, Oñate remains a controversial figure in New Mexican history: in 1998 the right foot was cut off a statue of the conquistador that stands in Alcalde, NM in protest of the massacre, and significant controversy arose when a giant equestrian statue of Oñate was erected in El Paso, Texas in 2006.
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<![CDATA[F*ck, That's Delicious]]> F*ck, That's Delicious Before Action Bronson was lighting up stages, he was lighting up kitchens in New York as a chef. No stranger to good food, Action takes his VICE show into your...

Visit Uncrate for the full post.]]>
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<![CDATA[Nick Spencer Leads Creative Team Of ‘Not Brand Echh’ For Marvel Legacy In November]]> Will Forbush Man be revealed to be a secret Nazi?!

Last but not least of Marvel’s slow burn November solicitation rollouts today is Not Brand Ecch, returning as one of several series getting one-shot revivals for Marvel Legacy.

Now, we know (some of) the creative team for the book, and the first name is Twitter pundit and Secret Empire writer Nick Spencer. Spencer will be joined by writers Chris Hastings, Jay Fosgitt, and Franco-Belgian cartoonist More. More also has an art credit on this one, along with Jay Fosgitt and Gurihiru, while David Nakayama drew the cover pictured above.

With a Legacy number of 14, Not Brand Echh (as the cover says) or Not Brand Ecch (as the solicit revealed EXCLUSIVELY on IGN says) will be an interesting project in 2017. From the constant rehashing of old glories, nonstop super-mega-crossover events featuring heroes vs. heroes, editors and creators acting like knobs on Twitter, superheroes behaving like fascists even when they aren’t secret members of Hydra, shameless and unrepentant price gouging, and an insane reliance on variant covers, hyperbole, and other empty gimmickry to sell comics over quality storytelling, real-life Marvel is basically a parody of itself already… so what’s left for this comic to satirize?

What we’re saying is, the title no longer means the same thing it once did. Marvel *is* Brand Echh.

Look for this in stores in November.

Forbush Man Returns!
Writer: Nick Spencer, Chris Hastings, Jay Fosgitt, and more!
Art: Jay Fosgitt, Gurihiru, and more!
Cover: David Nakayama
Get ready to break the internet, folks, because FORBUSH MAN IS BACK – and he’s ready to take over the comics industry! Meanwhile, Captain America, Gwenpool, and more are…not quite themselves these days. Featuring stories by NICK SPENCER (SECRET EMPIRE, CAPTAIN AMERICA) CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS (GWENPOOL, VOTE LOKI) JAY FOSGITT (My Little Pony, Bodie Troll) and many, many more!

Nick Spencer Leads Creative Team Of ‘Not Brand Echh’ For Marvel Legacy In November

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<![CDATA[Don Hertzfeldt’s Next Film Is A WORLD OF TOMORROW Sequel]]>

The animation auteur returns to his masterpiece.


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<![CDATA[Someone At Marvel Just Read Garth Ennis And Goran Parlov’s Punisher: Platoon…]]> Punisher: the Platoon #1 by Garth Ennis and Goran Parlov is solicited for its first two issues to be published in October. But there has been a change — because someone has gone and read it.

In Parlov’s last Garth Ennis Punisher book, which was MAX rated, Parlov was asked to make many changes for taste and decency. Not the violence; just the sex and nudity.

Well, retailers have been informed that instead of the previously solicited Parental Advisory rating, the series will now have an Explicit Content rating instead. Here’s a handy dandy current guide to Marvel’s ratings.

  • ALL AGES – Appropriate for all ages.
  • T – Appropriate for most readers, but parents are advised that they might want to read before or with younger children.
  • T+ TEENS AND UP – Appropriate for teens 13 and above.
  • PARENTAL ADVISORY – Appropriate for older teens. Similar to T+, but featuring more mature themes and/or more graphic imagery. Recommended for teen and adult readers.
  • MAX: EXPLICIT CONTENT – 18+ years old Most Mature Readers books will fall under the MAX Comics banner, (created specifically for mature content titles) MAX and Mature-themed titles will continue to be designed to appear distinct from mainline Marvel titles, with the “MAX: Explicit Content” label very prominently displayed on the cover. MAX titles will not be sold on the newsstand, and they will not be sold to younger readers.

So now everyone is safe! And someone has definitely read the comic!

Someone At Marvel Just Read Garth Ennis And Goran Parlov’s Punisher: Platoon…

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<![CDATA[Pictures of Kelly LeBrock in Far-Too-Tiny White T-Shirt in 'Weird Science' in 1985]]> Weird Science.

And what an entrance. When she emerged from that doorway, through pink neon lighting and a mountain of dry ice, millions of teenage boys’ mouths dropped at once.

It’s hard to believe she wasn’t first choice for the role – she replaced model Kelly Emberg shortly after filming began.

LeBrock would later describe Lisa as ‘Mary Poppins with breasts’.

Kelly LeBrock left Hollywood not long after Weird Science. “My children were and are my most important thing and so to say no to Hollywood was very easy,” she said. “I didn’t care about being famous. I’d already done that with modeling. I always said I could never go back to my kids, but I could always go back to my films.”

See more »]]>
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<![CDATA[Chuck Jones directed this Oscar-winning government-funded cartoon promoting universal health care (1949)]]>

"So Much for So Little" is a 1949 Warner Brothers cartoon promoting universal health care. It was funded by the federal government and directed by Chuck Jones, with music by Carl Stallings, and narrated by Frank Graham. It won the Academy Award in 1950 for Documentary Short Subject.

From Open Culture:

While our country looks like it might be coming apart at the seams, it’s good to revisit, every once in a while, moments when it did work. And that’s not so that we can feel nostalgic about a lost time, but so that we can remind ourselves how, given the right conditions, things could work well once again.

One example from history (and recently rediscovered by a number of blogs during the AHCA debacle in Congress) is this government propaganda film from 1949—the Harry S. Truman era—that promotes the idea of cradle-to-grave health care, and all for three cents a week. This money went to school nurses, nutritionists, family doctors, and neighborhood health departments.


Three cents per American per week wouldn’t cut it now in terms of universal health coverage. But according to [John] Maher, quoting a 2009 Kingsepp study on the original Affordable Care Act, taxpayers would have to pay $3.61 a week.

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<![CDATA[How to do the Faro Shuffle]]>

The Faro Shuffle is a way to shuffle the cards where you split the deck into two piles of 26 cards and push the decks together so that the cards are perfectly interwoven. If you can execute eight Faro Shuffles in a row, the cards will be returned to the original order. Here's a tutorial.]]> http://boingboing.net/2017/08/18/how-to-do-the-faro-shuffle.html 951126@leegovatos.com/fever Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:19:54 GMT <![CDATA[Staged or Not? Picture of an Execution of a German Communist in Munich, 1919]]> The Freikorps prepares to execute a young communist in Munich, Germany, 1919.
On the reverse of this photograph reads: “Zum ewigen Andenken an den Spartakisten Krieg in München Bayern”. English: “As an eternal memento of the Spartacist War in Munich, Bavaria”.

According to some sources, this is a real situation, other sources claim that this is a staged photograph. It’s most likely to be a staged event due to the various discrepancies in the photo. First, this does not look like an actual execution. They are too close to the wall to shoot without ricocheting and they’re not aiming or shouldering their guns in such a way that would indicate a readiness to fire. The guy on the far right is the biggest giveaway. His stance is all wrong for shooting, his grip on the rifle is incorrect, and he’s looking at the camera. Also the officer is looking directly into the camera. Two of the guys in the back rank appear to be unfamiliar with their Mauser 98’s.

Take a look at the guy who’s supposed to be executed, he got: defiant attitude, stylish clothing great hair and he’s looking way too nonchalant. German photojournalists of the early 20th century would frequently stage their photographs (sometimes for propaganda purposes). In their eyes it wasn’t that they were faking, it was just that they wanted to tell a true story in the most visually compelling way.

Judging by the uniform the guys from the firing squad are Freikoprs (Free Corps), not regular army troops per se. Freikorps were paramilitary groups that first appeared in December 1918 in the wake of Germany’s defeat in World War I. Composed of ex-soldiers, unemployed youth, and other discontents and led by ex-officers and other former military personnel they proliferated all over Germany in the spring and summer of 1919. The Freikorps were used to put down the German Revolution of 1918-1919 and to crush the Bavarian Soviet Republic in May 1919. They officially disbanded in 1920 but many members joined the fledgling Nazi Party and became the party’s original enforcers – what was later to become the SA. A former member of the Freikorps, Ernst Roehm, became head of the SA.

(This original article was published on Rare Historical Photos)]]>
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<![CDATA[Students pay $1.20 for 5 vintage NASA flight suits at thrift store]]>

Talia Rappa and Skyler Ashworth spotted a nondescript box at a Florida thrift store's going-out-of-business sale. They found five NASA flight suits, worth tens of thousands of dollars, and paid just $1.20 for the lot. (more…)

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<![CDATA[Google Confirms They Score Internal & External Links Differently]]> ]]> https://www.seroundtable.com/google-internal-external-links-difference-24325.html 950967@leegovatos.com/fever Fri, 18 Aug 2017 12:05:56 GMT <![CDATA[Self Defense Personal Flamethrower]]>

This self defense personal flamethrower is the radical new concept designed to help fend off unwanted advances. This small yet powerful weapon can shoot a deadly stream of fire up to a foot and a half away so that you can deter any would-be attacker before it’s too late.

Check it out

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<![CDATA[Dressing like a Sex Machine, Beer Facts, & Gents on a Plane]]> ON POINT!

http://www.museumsyndicate.com/item.php?item=80138(thank you)

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS: My favorite exit-strategy is officially sanctioned. And I know for a fact that I’m not the only one. Ahem. (Editor’s Note: Indeed. I’m on board with this too. But at least I carve the word CROATOAN on the front door before I leave.) 

WHAT’S IN A NAME? I mean, I just call it “going to the mountains.” That works fine for me. But I do totally vouch for this.

UH, GUYS: You might want to know about this. *Thinks of all the times he’s done it and shudders*

TREE SHY: Arboreal reticence.

ME: 24/7/365

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BEER FACTS: About that craft beer of yours… (Editor’s Note 2: I miss Hacker Pschorr. Dearly.) 

THE FRIENDLY SKIES: Dappered reader Albert S passed along this bit of advice for your next flight. Thanks Albert!

CONSEQUENCES: So this happened. Then there’s this guy.

INK-OF-THE-WEEK: Hey, I haven’t seen one like this before.

WHAT THE ACTUAL…this is sorcery this is. This could be actual nightmare fuel.



Dossier Contributor-In-Chief Eric H was kind enough to let me hog the spotlight last week. But he’s back and we’re super happy that he shares his finds!

COMING TO AN OLYMPIC GAMES NEAR YOU: Grave Diggin’. I would get sore just watching this. In fact, where’s my Bengay? Naturally, I thought of this.

BOTTOMS UP: It was only a matter of time until this happened. I’ll skip this game. I have reasons (and no, it’s not because of the paper umbrellas and all that).*

WOOF DONE IT? Some folks just know how to stand out from the crowd on the intenet. Increasingly, those folks work at animal shelters.

LIFE’S BIGGEST QUESTIONS: We may never know the answer to this confounding query, but at least we know exactly how to get our Oreo dunk on. So, a wee bit of solace.

THEY LOVE YOU SO DAMN MUCH…they will take you while “saving” you. So. Damn. Sweet.


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HANDSHAKE OF THE WEEK: This is a glorious thing.

THE PELETON PONY: That sound you here is the wailing of Bronies all over the world. By far the most fabulous contestant in the race. Not even close.

SONIC RABBIT HOLE OF THE WEEK: It’s not just old photos that get digitized. Feel free to go all Victrola over here.

BOW DOWN BEFORE THE ONE YOU SERVE: Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails is responsible for some of the most exhilarating music of the last 25 years. Or thereabouts. He popularized industrial rock. He has won an Academy Award for his work scoring films, he has toured with David Bowie, he has continued to do things the way he wants to. This is a really interesting interview.

WAIT, WHAT? Turtles + Sex Toy = Science.


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THIS IS WHY WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS: Don’t be like these guys. This is kind of an Itchy and Scratchy kind of thing.

UH, GUYS? I know for sure I have consumed a whole bunch of these but I’m not dead yet. Your results may very. Or something.

PUB LIFE: It’s where you meet the most interesting people. Well done sir. Well done.

GET OFF MY LAWN! Seriously, you guys should stop for a moment and appreciate your situation.

IT’S OFFICIAL: We’ll get at least one more movie with the best Bond ever. What’s that? I thought so.


This is the new film from the man who directed “Lobster.” That is something of a disclaimer.

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.

*Except for the plastic monkeys. I fucking loved those things. They were the shit. I remember getting them with my diabetes-inducing birthday parties at this place (you were living large if you got to have “The Zoo”) and later on when they came in fancy drinks.

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<![CDATA[Satanists, Rastafarians, And Freedom Fighters: Striking Photo Of Subcultures Around The World]]> Satanists, Rastafarians, And Freedom Fighters: Striking Photo Of Subcultures Around The World

David Tesinsky is an independent photographer traveling the world to document sub cultures around the world.

Since quitting school to pursue his photo work full time, the Czech photographer has found himself documenting everything from exorcism rituals in Ethiopia to Satanists in Prague, Rastafarians in Jamaica, and young freedom activists in Iran. He's been to over 20 different countries and the journey is long from over.

These are the people's stories and Tesinsky wants to collect as many as possible.

"I'm always in search for somehow controversial, unique, special lifestyles and I'm capturing bright moments and also problematics of nowadays," Tesinsky says.

"To me, photography can be the cure for the people which can heal people through seeing other people's stories captured in a specific way. It's a great motivation for me to capture such moments which makes people realize things or just be simply enriched by knowing and seeing that."

Find Tesinsky's website here or follow his work on Facebook.

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Reflect Your Life. Havana, Cuba

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Via Bored Panda

Satanists, Rastafarians, And Freedom Fighters: Striking Photo Of Subcultures Around The World

Satanists, Rastafarians, And Freedom Fighters: Striking Photo Of Subcultures Around The World
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<![CDATA["Now you can see what Donald Trump sees every time he opens Twitter"]]> @trumps_feed, an account that checks whom Trump follows every five minutes and then retweets any new tweets from them over that period."]]> http://www.superpunch.net/2017/08/now-you-can-see-what-donald-trump-sees.html 950888@leegovatos.com/fever Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:56:00 GMT <![CDATA[The People Who Never Gave up on Sonic: A Deep Dive Into the Most Curious (and Passionate) Fandom on the Internet]]> http://www.usgamer.net/articles/sonic-fandom-deep-dive 950748@leegovatos.com/fever Thu, 17 Aug 2017 20:00:00 GMT <![CDATA['Volume' developer launches a surprise, bite-sized sci-fi game]]> Subsurface Circular came out of nowhere. Well, that's not entirely true. Mike Bithell, the developer behind Thomas Was Alone and Volume, tweeted a prescient question in April, asking followers if they'd be interested in paying $5 for a unique, hour-... ]]> https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/17/volume-bithell-game-surprise-robot-detective-subsurface-circular/ 950703@leegovatos.com/fever Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:57:00 GMT <![CDATA[How 'We Happy Few' plans to avoid the pitfalls of 'No Man's Sky']]> The 1960s dystopia of We Happy Few will hit Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on April 13th, 2018, thanks to Compulsion Games and Gearbox, the studio best known for Borderlands. You're not hallucinating -- We Happy Few did already come to Xbox One and S... ]]> https://www.engadget.com/2017/08/17/we-happy-few-fans-feedback-release-date-gearbox-compulsion-interview/ 950653@leegovatos.com/fever Thu, 17 Aug 2017 18:30:00 GMT <![CDATA[Nina Paley's haunting, mesmerizing, and life-affirming God-Mother animation]]>

Nina Paley, the ridiculously-talented artist, cartoonist, and animator, has just posted her latest video, God-Mother, and it's another jaw-dropper. Nina is known for intense, highly arresting animations, like This Land is Mine, my vote for one of the greatest visual indictments of war, cycles of violence, and the horrors of human conquest. She's also done the feature-length trip through the Ramayana, Sita Sings the Blues, Death of the First Born Egyptians, and Copying is not Theft. Nina is also a free culture activist.

God-Mother is Nina's ode to Mother Earth and goddess religions. Her haunting, mesmerizing animation is perfectly paired with the Bulgarian State Radio and Television Female Vocal Choir, singing the Bulgarian folk song, Godmother Denkou. The life-affirming spirit of the video ends with a sad and snarky grace note that is pure Paley. God-Mother is part of Seder-Masochism, an eventual animated feature for which Nina has been amassing content.

]]> http://boingboing.net/2017/08/17/nina-paleys-haunting-mesmer.html 950362@leegovatos.com/fever Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:25:51 GMT <![CDATA[Uncanny Japan: a podcast highlighting "all that is weird from old Japan"]]>

Thersa Matsuura was born and raised in the USA but spent the past 25 years -- more than half her life -- living in a small Japanese fishing village with her husband and son. (more…)

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<![CDATA[David Byrne: The secret appeal of technology is that it takes away the need to talk to people]]>

Writing in MIT Tech Review, Talking Heads frontman David Byrne points out the secret and, in retrospect, obvious driving force behind tech: it reduces the often awkward and unreliable process of dealing with people, so you can buy music without asking friends for recommendations, take a cab without talking to a dispatcher, buy your groceries without speaking with a clerk, and get your money out of the bank without seeing a teller. (more…)

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<![CDATA[Run a pixel art sword shop]]>

Ben Stewart's Sword Shop is a minimalist buy-and-sell game. Every day, people come into your sword shop wanting to sell your their old gear. And, hopefully, more will come it to buy it.

Everyday you will be offered swords at different conditions and rarities, your goal is to make a profit. This is accomplished by buying swords for low prices and selling them at higher ones. Every sword you buy has a certain chance to sell at night, and if it does, you will see if you have made a profit.

You can plow profits into upgrading the store, or buying fancier swords. It's like running a pawn store, but with gorgeous pixel art stabbers.

It's fun figuring out the basic value ranges for each kind of sword and the materials, and I love its aesthetic and how it puts the exclusive focus on one tiny yet key mechanism of computer role-playing games (cf. my own Character creation is the whole game). However, the mechanism selected is the loot grind.

You quickly realize that you're on that particular treadmill and that the treadmill is randomness within a range: if there is any narrative support for the grind, or interesting "handmade" loot to cherish, I didn't get there before hopping off. Go play it and tell me if I missed something cool. ]]> http://boingboing.net/2017/08/16/run-a-pixel-art-sword-shop.html 949856@leegovatos.com/fever Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:23:47 GMT <![CDATA[The mistaken identity of Adolf Beck, "one of the strangest true stories in British legal history"]]>

In 1896, Adolf Beck found himself caught up in a senseless legal nightmare: Twelve women from around London insisted that he'd deceived them and stolen their cash and jewelry. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll follow Beck's incredible ordeal, which ignited a scandal and inspired historic reforms in the English justice system.

We'll also covet some noble socks and puzzle over a numerical sacking.

Show notes

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<![CDATA[The SEO Primer to Learning Data Science Basics by @beaupedraza]]> Here's how you can learn the basics of data science and why it will help you in your SEO career.

The post The SEO Primer to Learning Data Science Basics by @beaupedraza appeared first on Search Engine Journal.

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<![CDATA[Google: URL Structure Not So Important For SEO]]> ]]> https://www.seroundtable.com/google-url-structure-not-important-24311.html 949770@leegovatos.com/fever Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:34:41 GMT <![CDATA[Google: Three Reasons Your Rich Snippets Aren't Showing In Search]]> ]]> https://www.seroundtable.com/google-rich-snippets-arent-showing-in-search-24312.html 949769@leegovatos.com/fever Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:34:41 GMT