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32-inch 'LaserSaber' lights up your Star Wars dreams, burns the curtains (video)

32-inch 'LaserSaber' lights up your Star Wars dreams, burns the curtains (video) | Good Advice | Scoop.it
If you enjoyed all those not-at-all tiresome 'May the 4th be with you' tweets yesterday, then this is likely right up your equatorial...
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Windows 8 Won't Play DVDs Unless You Pay For the Media Center Pack - Slashdot

Windows 8 Won't Play DVDs Unless You Pay For the Media Center Pack - Slashdot | Good Advice | Scoop.it
An anonymous reader writes "You may already know that Microsoft plans to sell Windows Media Center as a separate, paid pack, but now the company has revealed that Windows 8 will also stop default support for DVD playback.
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May the Fourth Be With You

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Our good friend Anthony Herrera whipped up this awesome image in celebration of Star Wars Day today. Just remember our motto: Episode IV Comes First - It's Just Good Parenting!

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Gurney Journey: Frank and the kitten

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We were staying on a farm in Ireland, and he discovered a kitten that was being harassed by dogs. The dogs kept playing with the poor thing, picking it up in their mouths, until it got soaking wet and completely exhausted.

 

Frank rescued the kitten and put it in his lap. It fell instantly asleep under his protection. For as long as it slept, he held as still as a statue.

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It’s Star Wars Week on GeekMom!

It’s Star Wars Week on GeekMom! | Good Advice | Scoop.it
I remember seeing Star Wars Episode IV for the first time when I was around eight years old on VHS. My mother couldn’t believe she had never shown me the movies and decided it was time I watched them. I’m happy she encouraged me, because that started a love that I still carry with me today. I don’t think when she ever intended for me to dress up as a clone trooper, though.
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Ghosts of Montevideo, 1917-1987

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...Rephotographs by Nacho Alvarez...
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Inseparable « Sundays at the Shelter

Inseparable « Sundays at the Shelter | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Kosmo and Kramer are a fun loving pair of young cats. They are brother and sister and devoted pals. If you’re wondering about their names, ...
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Is EA 'destroying' gaming? Minecraft creator thinks so

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The creator of Minecraft, Markus 'Notch' Persson, says EA's contention that it's offering an 'indie bundle' on Steam is further proof it's 'destroying' gaming. Read this blog post by Don Reisinger on Tech Culture.
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 -- the launch trailer sizzles

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The makers of the next epic release in the Call of Duty series hint at a bold new future for the franchise. With a throwback: You can ride horses. Read this blog post by Christopher MacManus on Crave.
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The Death Star Diet

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Funny auto correct text fails and horror stories.
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Finally, a Shark With a Laser

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Relax, Dr Evil. Your inspired request for...
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3D Printing: How "Desktop Factories" Will Create the Next $1 Trillion Industry

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"3D printing is about to revolutionize business. Find out how 3D printing could blossom into a $1 trillion industry."


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No Joke: These Guys Created A Machine For Printing Houses On The Moon

No Joke: These Guys Created A Machine For Printing Houses On The Moon | Good Advice | Scoop.it

There is very little that’s easy about moon colonization. One of the bigger problems is setting up our hypothetical future colonists with living quarters. The issue is that it is very expensive to lift things off the ground and throw them into space. The more material you need to send up there, the more prohibitively expensive your problem is. As we’ve noted before this is why robots are surpassing humans in space exploration. But say you absolutely must build a moon colony (maybe you are President-Elect Gingrich). How do you do it?


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LaserSaber: A real 'Star Wars' lightsaber at last?

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Just in time for May the Fourth "Star Wars" day, Wicked Lasers unveils a very lightsaber-like improvement to its insanely powerful Spyder III series of lasers. But we suggest you stay away from it.

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Libraries may be our society’s best bet in resisting government intrusions into privacy.

Patrons also need to know what the issues are. Choose Privacy Week is an excellent opportunity to help patrons explore these issues. My experience in being served a national security letter and its accompanying perpetual gag taught me that our liberties are guaranteed not by the Constitution, but by our willingness to insist that our Constitutional liberties be honored. An enlightened and informed public is our best hope. We all are fortunate that we have libraries and that our libraries have such a proud tradition of preserving intellectual liberties.

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Video: James Cameron Wants to Convert Everyone to ’5-D’

James Cameron wants everyone to adopt "5-D," a term coined by the film and television industry to describe shooting in 2-D and 3-D simultaneously. The Avatar director talks about his company's new cameras, insecure auteurs and his recent voyage to the bottom of the sea.
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Why Instagram Is Terrible for Photographers, and Why You Should Use It

Why Instagram Is Terrible for Photographers, and Why You Should Use It | Good Advice | Scoop.it

The problem with this wonderful dugout photo with the Gatorade coolers is that Instagram could, in theory, license that image to Gatorade without compensating Brad. Would they? …And All the Reasons You Should Be Using It - The rights grab is a theoretical threat. Brad Mangin has used many photo apps on his iPhone, but the Instagram hook for him was the social networking aspects. Not only does he build followers through the mobile-only Instagram network, but he also publishes images onto Facebook – thus, he reaches two distinct demographics. We’ve constantly preached the need to go where your customers are, and to also understand that different demographics hang out in different places. By building an audience through multiple social networks...

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Identity Protection That Really Clicks

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Is someone else using your computer? Israeli researchers can tell by tracking the mouse.
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Pay attention to what people ask you about.

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Chances are, there’s something you’re good at that other people want to learn.

 

Gary Leff, profiled in my upcoming book, never knew that people would pay money for him to manage their Frequent Flyer accounts… but at least once a day, he books an award for someone and earns a $250 fee.

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Gimp 2.8 Finally Released - Slashdot

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Cryophallion writes "After many years of development, GIMP 2.8 is finally released. Among its features: the oft-desired single-window mode, layer groups, and many other massive improvements, including some of the GIMP UI team's work.
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As steampunk Nerf guns go, the Goliathon is, well, awesome

As steampunk Nerf guns go, the Goliathon is, well, awesome | Good Advice | Scoop.it
One glimpse of this copper-and-brass hand cannon will send your dastardly foes running for the dens of villainy from whence they sprung. Read this blog post by Tim Hornyak on Crave.
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Sustainable Perspectives on Video Games – A TEDx Talk

Sustainable Perspectives on Video Games – A TEDx Talk | Good Advice | Scoop.it

...on exploring new ways to think about videogames....

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Advice So Good You Didn’t Know You Needed It

Advice So Good You Didn’t Know You Needed It | Good Advice | Scoop.it

"...disruption is giving the world something it didn’t know it was missing. Three years ago, did you know you were missing an iPad? Ten years ago, did you know you were missing a web browser? Perhaps the savviest of Wired readers did, but the majority of us only knew we wanted these things after we’d experienced them in some way. Now that they’re a mainstream part of our lives, we couldn’t imagine life without them."

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A Vision of Students Today

"A short video summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today - How they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes and dreams."


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Printable Spacecraft May Flutter Down on Alien Worlds

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Leonard David has been reporting on the space industry for more than five decades. He is a winner of last year's National Space Club Press Award and a past editor-in-chief of the National Space Society's Ad Astra and Space ...
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