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Your Meat Addiction is Destroying the Planet - rickgrimes
[quote]A growing consensus among scientists, doctors, environmentalists, and animal rights activists suggest that our current system of food — specifically meat — production is not sustainable. By 2050, the global demand for meat will double as our population continues to rapidly grow. The effects o...
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Best way to convince your doctor to give you an Adderall prescription? - rickgrimes
I have been trying to study for the GMAT for a few months now and I just can't focus. I can hardly concentrate for more than 10 mins while studying before I start playing with my smartphone or laptop or whatever....and before I know I have lost a few hours. I get distracted too easily. I am pretty s...
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Is Breaking Bad's Dead Freight episode S5E5 the best hour of television ever? - rickgrimes
I'd say Blood Money S5E9 was a close second. The garage scene may even put it over the top. The moment Hank closed the garage door is probably the single best moment in TV history. I know this board is partial to 'The Constant', but the nerve-racking induced by Breaking Bad is something else. T...
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Moto X customization: You can't engrave 'Apple' or 'Samsung' on the back - rickgrimes
'Huawei' is fine....'Assembled in China' and 'Droid' is a no go. [link=(http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/16/4626038/build-a-phone-a-first-encounter-with-moto-maker-and-my-customized)]Motomaker review (video)[/link] [link=(http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/16/4626548/for-the-moto-x-apple-is-a-four-l...
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Slew of updates coming to Nokia Lumia phones via Amber update - rickgrimes
[quote][b]Improved image processing[/b] The update brings significantly improved algorithms that offer better noise reduction, colour reproduction, exposure control and autofocus to every phone across the Lumia range. [b]Nokia Smart Camera[/b] Debuted on the Nokia Lumia 925, this new camera...
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The Entire History of the World Distilled Into a Single Gorgeous Chart - rickgrimes
[quote]This “Histomap,” created by John B. Sparks, was first printed by Rand McNally in 1931. (The David Rumsey Map Collection hosts a fully zoomable version here.) (Update: Click on the image below to arrive at a bigger version.) This giant, ambitious chart fit neatly with a trend in nonfiction ...
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Squatters transform skyscraper into world's tallest slum - rickgrimes
[quote]Soaring 45 stories above the streets of Caracas, Venezuela is the Tower of David — an abandoned skyscraper that, over the past two decades, has gradually transformed into the world's tallest slum. City planners had high hopes for the tower when construction began in 1990, envisioning a glitte...
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Online comment systems reveal multiple layers of social bias - rickgrimes
[quote]In the latest issue of Science, a group of researchers decided to see whether people's tendency to follow the crowd extended into online ratings. They tackled this question by carrying out a large-scale experiment in which they rigged the comment ratings on a website. The website they used is...
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African Lions: Latest victims of drone surveillance - rickgrimes
[img]http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/08/serengeti-lions/img/03-cboy-mates-with-vibumbu-female-670.jpg width=400[/img][img]http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/08/serengeti-lions/img/04-vumbis-rest-on-kopje-670.jpg width=400[/img][img]http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/08/serengeti-lions...
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Apple to show new iPhone at September 10th event - rickgrimes
[link=(http://allthingsd.com/20130810/circle-sept-10-on-your-calendar-for-apples-big-iphone-event/?mod=tweet)]LINK[/link] [quote]Apple will unveil its next iPhone on September 10, reports AllThingsD, citing sources with knowledge of the event. Though the date of the announcement has been revealed...
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Where can I find this research report from Goldman Sachs? - rickgrimes
Apparently a group of Goldman Sachs analysts recently wrote a report on the newly launched Moto X cell phone. I'd like to read this report in its entirety. Where can I get this report from? Do you need subscriber access of some sort? [link=(http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2013/07/31/goog...
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Google introduces in-line ads to Maps apps - rickgrimes
[img]http://cdn.arstechnica.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/maps-ads.png[/img] Android and iOS users will now be "helped" with "relevant" advertising. You can tell it's an ad and not something you already clicked because of the tiny, tiny purple box. [link=(http://arstechnica.com/business/20...
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A degree from Rice or Texas A&M is worth more than University of Texas diploma - rickgrimes
[quote]Although they won't face the University of Texas at Austin on the football field this fall, Rice University and Texas A&M University can both claim victory over UT after being named the first and second most valuable degrees in the state, respectively, according to Affordable Colleges Online....
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Thoughts on Acura MDX? - rickgrimes
Yay or nay? Does it come in a 7-seater configuration? Any better cars in the same class?...
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This shirtless, mustachioed man is a Hacky Sack God - rickgrimes
[link=(http://mashable.com/2013/08/06/hacky-sack/)][img]http://rack.3.mshcdn.com/media/ZgkyMDEzLzA4LzA2LzU1L0hhY2tleVNhY2tHLmExM2I3LmpwZwpwCXRodW1iCTM1NngyMDUjCmUJanBn/c1bb8d60/bd3/HackeySackGod.jpg[/img][/link] p.s. [link=(http://mashable.com/2013/08/06/hacky-sack/)]Picture[/link] is clickable....
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Smart toilet hacked; anyone can remotely harass toilet's occupant - rickgrimes
[quote]In an advisory issued August 1, Trustwave warned of a Bluetooth security vulnerability in Inax's Satis automatic toilet. Functions of the Satis—including the raising and lowering of its lid and operation of its bidet and flushing nozzles—can be remotely controlled from an Android applicati...
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Bitcoin suitcase at Def Con 2013 - rickgrimes
[img]http://cdn0.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/8703159/DSC_0341_verge_super_wide.jpg[/img] [img]http://cdn1.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/8703161/DSC_0342_verge_super_wide.jpg[/img] [img]http://cdn3.sbnation.com/entry_photo_images/8703217/DSC_0350_verge_super_wide.jpg[/img] [img]http://...
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Google Launches 'Find your iPhone'-like feature for Android phones - rickgrimes
[quote][b]Locate and ring your misplaced device [/b] If you ended up dropping your phone between those couch cushions, Android Device Manager lets you quickly ring your phone at maximum volume so you can find it, even it's been silenced. And in the event that your phone or tablet is out of earshot ...
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Best Buy offering free Apple TV with 15" Retina MacBook Pro purchase - rickgrimes
[quote]Best Buy has launched a new promotion that includes a free third generation Apple TV with the purchase of a 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. The company is also currently offering a $200 discount off of the retail price all of its Retina MacBook Pros, including both the 13-inch and 15-inch version...
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Moto X launches on all 4 carriers, you can customize the hardware 504 ways - rickgrimes
[link=(http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/1/4578890/this-is-the-moto-x)]LINK[/link] There are actually 504 potential versions of Moto X — the 18 available backplate covers, from concrete gray to hot pink, are just the start. You can also choose a black or white front panel, and the side-mounted butto...
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