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Prometheus Crew Spills Its Guts About Movie’s Most Shocking Scene

Prometheus Crew Spills Its Guts About Movie’s Most Shocking Scene | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Prometheus, Ridley Scott's spiritual precursor to sci-fi shocker Alien, comes a cool 33 years after Ellen Ripley first faced off against a h...
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Three Black Cats « Sundays at the Shelter

Three Black Cats « Sundays at the Shelter | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Cameron is a shy gentle cat currently waiting for a home at PAWS.Elmer is a friendly, inquisitive, and active young cat.And here’s a kitten, just ...
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Could Cops Use Google As Pre-Cogs? - Slashdot

Could Cops Use Google As Pre-Cogs? - Slashdot | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Slate's Will Oremus does, and wonders if Google could similarly help the police apprehend criminals based on foreknowledge collected from searches. Oremus writes: 'At around 3:45 a.m. on March 24, someone in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., used a mobile phone to Google "chemicals to passout a person." Then the person searched Ask.com for "making people faint." Then Google again, for "ways to kill people in their sleep," "how to suffocate someone," and "how to poison someone." The phone belonged to 23-year-old Nicole Okrzesik. Later that morning, police allege, she and her boyfriend strangled 19-year-old Juliana Mensch as she slept on the floor of their apartment.' In theory, Oremus muses, Google or Ask.com could have flagged Okrzesik's search queries as suspicious and dispatched cops to the scene before Mensch's assailants had the chance to do her in." I bet you're already thinking of just a few reasons why this might not such a good idea.

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Tetris Bookshelves: Stack ‘Em Your Way!

Tetris Bookshelves: Stack ‘Em Your Way! | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Bookshelves are one of those problems that never quite gets solved. The hand-holds cut in these modular boxes make it easy to cart your stuff around and switch up the location of your storage.
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Facebook 'boring'? 1 in 3 users are tuning it out

Facebook 'boring'? 1 in 3 users are tuning it out | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Some 34 percent of Facebook users spend less time on the site - boring! not useful! they say -- than they did six months ago, says a poll by Reuters and Ipsos. Read this blog post by Lance Whitney on Internet & Media.
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Adventures of Dr. H.: Mayor Bloomberg, Coke, and the Bible

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C.S. Lewis famously wrote: “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”
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New All-Ages Martial Arts Comic

Ernie Reyes Jr. teams up with "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" artist Jim Lawson to bring you a universe of new martial arts superheroes ... that inspires health, happiness, and well being while promoting the core values of martial arts: Honor, Loyalty, Family, Bravery.

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Does Ridley Scott’s Prometheus Promise New Hope for Sci-Fi?

Does Ridley Scott’s Prometheus Promise New Hope for Sci-Fi? | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Prometheus, a maybe kinda prequel to the Alien saga, dangles all the usual nerd bait, but the real draw is director Ridley Scott himself.

 

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One of the downsides of ebooks - War and Nookd — eBook Regex Gone Haywire - Slashdot

One of the downsides of ebooks - War and Nookd — eBook Regex Gone Haywire - Slashdot | Good Advice | Scoop.it

After seeing the word 'Nookd' a few more times, he found a dead-tree version of the book and discovered that the word was supposed to be 'kindled.' Every instance of the word 'kindle' in the ebook had been replaced with 'Nook.' "The Superior Formatting Publishing version isn’t a Barnes and Noble book, so this isn’t the work of a rogue Nook marketer from B&N. Rather, it’s likely that Superior Formatting Publishing ported its Kindle version of War and Peace over to the Nook — doing a search and replace to make sure that any Kindle references they’d inserted...

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'Into the Pixel' exposes gorgeous gaming universe (pictures)

'Into the Pixel' exposes gorgeous gaming universe (pictures) | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Take a peek at the eye-popping original art that inspired 16 major video games selected as finalists for a prestigious video game art exhibition debuting at E3 2012.
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Learn to Code By Watching Others Write It

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Learning to code can be difficult, sometimes it helps to watch someone else do it first. That's exactly what Code Player does -- show you the code as it's written.

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Trek Fans Want Original Series Galileo

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If a group of Star Trek fans has its way, a piece of Star Trek history will soon be in their possession.

The group in question is The Federation, formerly known as the International Federation of Trekkers.

The prop is the Galileo shuttlecraft, seen in original series episodes such as The Galileo Seven, and it will be auctioned off next month. The Federation President Russ Haslage would like to purchase the rather dilapidated former shuttlecraft and have it restored.

“Galileo is one of the few authentic parts of the original series,” said Haslage. “She’s a star of a few episodes and maybe even more importantly, she is part of Gene Roddenberry’s legacy. Galileo is almost fifty years old. She deserves to be saved after being neglected for so long.”

The selling price of the Galileo may go as high as $100,000, in spite of its condition. Haslage plans on having a group of fans pool together money to purchase the prop, with each receiving certificates of ownership. Fans in the group will be part of decisions made on what to do with the shuttle, if they win the auction.

Source: Airlock Alpha


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Gurney Journey: Our heads are getting larger

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According to a report in National Geographic, our heads are getting larger.

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La Cavalière masquée » Jez Smith: ‘The living moment is everything’

La Cavalière masquée » Jez Smith: ‘The living moment is everything’ | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Le blog de référence de la communication équestre: le cheval dans la publicité, les médias, la mode, l’art, les expositions, la photographie….

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Venus Viewing Ends Up With a Different Kind of Transit- VIDEO

Venus Viewing Ends Up With a Different Kind of Transit- VIDEO | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Earlier this week, I took my telescope with solar filter down to my son's school, and for three hours entertained a stream of kids, teachers, and parents with the progress of Venus across the face of the sun with the added bonus of some nice sunspots. The picture, above, was taken through the eyepiece using an iPhone. Toward the end of our viewing, I was experimenting with recording some video - possibly for use with some stacking software to get a higher resolution picture. Instead, I got something else entirely. Check out the surprising video after the jump.

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Getting started with to-do list app Any.Do

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Android app Any.Do has come to the iPhone. This slick and free to-do list app boasts gesture controls and voice commands.

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7 Steps to Learn Effectively | UnCollege

1. Turn off the internet.

2. Gaps are good things.

3. Quiz yourself with open-ended questions.

4. Figure out how you prefer to learn.

5. Manage your time effectively.

6. Get an accountability buddy.

7. Maintain good sleep hygiene.

 

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The Art of Non-Conformity » Adventures in Travel Hacking

The Art of Non-Conformity » Adventures in Travel Hacking | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Over the past couple of years, I’ve posted a number of tutorials and lessons on travel hacking on the AONC blog. By combing through the archives, you can learn about topics such as:

 

-How to Use Frequent Flyer Miles to Go Anywhere

-Round-the-World Plane Tickets

-Questions and Answers on Travel Hacking

-How to Get an Airline Status Match

 

All of these resources are free. Over at Unconventional Guides we also have additional, paid resources for those who want them.

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The Sherlock Holmes School of Self-Defence

"Given the fact that this book was published at the turn of the last century, many would be surprised at how valid the techniques are still today." Tom P.

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Canadian Copyright Board To Charge For Music At Weddings, Parades - Slashdot

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silentbrad writes "The CBC reports, 'Money can't buy love — but if you want some great tunes playing at your wedding, it's going to cost you.
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Powder Puffs « Sundays at the Shelter

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I promise to get back to the important work of showcasing the shelter cats…after showing you just one more pair of kittens… ...
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Nathan Fillion Squares Off Against Iron Man

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Aired during the closing credits of Castle last night, this promotional clip sees Nathan Fillion and Robert Downey Jr. engaged in something of a pee-pee contest, as Annie Wilkes would put it.


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