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Slow TV: Aussies mesmerized by 17-hour movie of a train ride

The trailer for The Ghan: Australia’s Greatest Train Journey lasts 30 seconds. The movie itself, however, runs for a butt-numbing 17 hours. Yes, seventeen. Broadcast throughout Sunday on Australia’s SBS Television network, the ambitious production was its first foray into so-called “ slow TV ,” a genre that came to prominence in Norway around 10 years ago and so far featured train rides, coastal cruises, bird feeder activities, and a knitti...
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Apparently Trump actually said 'sh*thouse', and people are questioning if it's a word

Shithouse or shithole? Image: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Yes, we're having this discussion. As the fallout over Trump's alleged remark about the U.S. accepting people from "shithole" countries continues, we might be all getting angry about the wrong word. The word uttered, according to a tweet by Washington Post's White House reporter Josh Dawsey, apparently might be "shithouse." So far Trump has denied using any shit-related word , desp...
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Hearty Pasta Fajioli

Here's an Italian favorite. Spaghetti sauce and canned broth form the flavorful base. —Cindy Garland, Limestone, Tennessee Original link
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If Your Crypto Doesn’t Have a Mobile Wallet It’s Not Really a Currency

Anyone can create a cryptocurrency. It’s a surprisingly simple process, especially if you copy the codebase of an existing coin and give it a new name. That’s how many of the most popular cryptocurrencies such as litecoin were born. But creating a cryptocurrency and mining the genesis block isn’t enough: until that coin has its own mobile wallet and can be used to transact, it doesn’t deserve to be called a cryptocurrency. Also read:  The B...
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End of a chip boom? Memory chip price drop spooks investors

SEOUL (Reuters) - After a blistering year-and-a-half long surge, a sudden drop in some memory prices, followed by Samsung Electronics Co’s disappointing profit estimate, is causing jitters among investors who had bet the chip boom would last at least another year. Amid news that the market has started losing some steam - prices of high-end flash memory chips, which are widely used in smartphones, dropped nearly 5 percent in the fourth quart...
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Did You Know Gaming Looks At Donkey Kong Country's Development

Did You Know Gaming, a video game trivia channel on YouTube, has its latest video taking a close look at the development of Donkey Kong Country. This classic platformer debuted on the Super Nintendo in 1994, and is Rare's bestselling game to date. The video talks about the game's development, including scrapped ideas such as an opening cutscene and more animal companions. Some animals that never made it to the final product include a flying...
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How to Pick the Right TV Size For Your Living Room

When it comes to televisions, bigger isn’t always better. Yes, if you have a huge living room then a giant TV is great. However, if your living room is on the smaller side, then you can end up in a situation where you’re sitting way too close to that massive screen, even when you’re technically sitting on the other side of the room. So, what size is right for you? You can figure out pretty quickly by deciding where you plan on sitting to wa...
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The Geek Guide To DIY Slime

Stay on target Ah, slime. From the humble Dragon Quest monster to the all-encompassing gray goo of nanotechnology that will eventually swallow us all, amorphous life has always fascinated us. And if you’re a low-budget moviemaker looking for a cheap gross-out or a YouTube prankster who wants to kick things up a notch, you’ve probably considered making your own slime. There are plenty of books and manuals out there that promise you a foolpro...
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Funniest/Most Insightful Comments Of The Week At Techdirt

This week, our first place comment on the insightful side came in response to our post about the fact that copyright maximalists appear to have thrown in the towel on fighting for more copyright extensions. John Snape offered a simple and popular sentiment : If you can't make a profit after 28 years exploiting a copyright, you're a failure. In second place, we have an anonymous comment that also racked up quite a few funny votes, responding...
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Zoom Player FREE 14.1 Beta 3

Zoom Player is a very fast media player. Prior to Zoom Player, playing media files on the PC was either overly simplistic for the Power User or overly cryptic to the common user. Zoom Player tries to both simplify the playback experience for the common user, while giving the Power Users all the tools and interfaces they may require to manipulate their playback environment to their exact specification. To that end, Zoom Player employs a slic...
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A cartoon for these tech times…

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Yes, that was Fred Armisen and Bill Murray you saw on ‘SNL’

You weren’t daydreaming: Two old “Saturday Night Live” favorites returned to the set this weekend in a surprise reincarnation. Bill Murray, the iconic SNL comedian, and Fred Armisen, who defined the show during the 2000s, came back as guests in the show’s cold open on Saturday evening — playing the roles of a source and a journalist, respectively. (Murray left the show in 1980; Armisen departed in 2013.) Murray offers himself as Steve Banno...
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Udemy Course: Password Cracking, Hacking, & Security - Web Applications

Welcome to another web security course from our partner Udemy. Throughout this course, you will learn techniques that hackers could use to attack and compromise your passwords. You will learn about password attacks and common password cracking tools. You will also discover just how easy a cyber criminal could break into your own accounts. Furthermore, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of password...
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Sprout: Modern Indoor Self Watering Planter

Sprout is a Modern Indoor Planter which automatically waters your plants, herbs, vegetables, etc and will revolutionize your gardening game. It consists of an integrated water reservoir from which water is pumped & keeps the plant's soil hydrated. A soil moisture sensor is calibrated such that it periodically measures the moisture of the soil thereby regulating the water flow. If the soil is too dry, the water pump automatically switche...
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Chelsea Manning says she's running for US Senate - CNET

Former soldier Chelsea Manning received Out magazine's Newsmaker of the Year award last year. Now it looks like she'll be running for Senate. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images It looks like Chelsea Manning, the former US Army soldier who went to prison for passing classified materials to WikiLeaks, wants to head to Capitol Hill as a senator. The 30-year-old, transgendered Manning, once known as Bradley, filed a statement of candidacy with the Feder...
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