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This Is How Our Sun Will Look When It Dies (Yes, It's the Eye of Sauron)

This Is How Our Sun Will Look When It Dies (Yes, It's the Eye of Sauron) | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
In a few billion years, our dear Sun will look like this, a beautiful glowing eye of spent starstuff trash in the shape of Sauron's Eye. And no ring is going to save us from this one. It's the Helix Nebula, NGC 7293, 700 light-years away from Earth.
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Technology Companies Confront a Scourge of the Internet - New York Times (blog)

Technology Companies Confront a Scourge of the Internet - New York Times (blog) | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

BBC NewsTechnology Companies Confront a Scourge of the InternetNew York Times (blog)For the past 18 months, engineers at PayPal, Google, Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Microsoft and nine other technology companies have spent their off-hours (and some...DMARC requires that members adopt e-mail authentication policies whereby any e-mail that claims to be from their domain must pass one of two authentication tests. If an e-mail doesn’t pass muster, a sender can tell the e-mail providers to quarantine the e-mail or reject it outright. In turn, senders can get real-time reporting on the state of their spoofing problems."  No more peni spams for you!

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Amazonian Mushroom Eats Indestructible Plastics

Amazonian Mushroom Eats Indestructible Plastics | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
We use polyurethane to make just about everything—garden hoses, furniture, the entirety of my local 99-cent store. It's easy to produce, durable, and dirt cheap.
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Open Rights Group | Revealed: Proposed new powers over search results

A recent UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport roundtables saw a group of media rights holders present search engines with a paper on how they should help tackle copyright infringement.  ...As well as containing some dangerous ideas, the proposals help emphasise that copyright enforcement policy is suffering from a severe democratic deficit.

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The Balloon Project

The Balloon Project comes with no strings attached: just wind, gravity, and a mad chase to discover the balloon-lifted camera’s final resting place.

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TechCrunch | Why Every Entrepreneur Should Self-Publish a Book

TechCrunch | Why Every Entrepreneur Should Self-Publish a Book | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
I've published eight books in the past seven years, five with traditional publishers (Wiley, Penguin, HarperCollins), one comic book,  and the last two I've self-published.
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Google has chosen between advertisers and searchers. Guess who lost?

Google has chosen between advertisers and searchers. Guess who lost? | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
The first thing you need to keep in mind about Google's business is that it's an advertising marketplace.

The Search Plus scandal is a warning to be cautious about relying on the search results from any one provider, and it’s a reminder that, whether you use Google or Bing, you are not the primary customer.
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The Marketing of Drupal | Friendly Machine

The Marketing of Drupal | Friendly Machine | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Comparing the top cloud-based content management systems, with an emphasis on Drupal and why its a worthy competator to WordPress.

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The Sky Is on Fire! Your Complete Visual Guide to the Northern Lights

The Sky Is on Fire! Your Complete Visual Guide to the Northern Lights | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Norway has been witness to a dazzling light show this week. Here, we get a chance to see it from afar. (RE: @theatlantic Awesome collection of the northern lights!
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5 Ways Writers Can Break Out of the Tired Old Social Media Box | Copyblogger

5 Ways Writers Can Break Out of the Tired Old Social Media Box | Copyblogger | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Aubre Andrus approached overused social networks as if she’d never heard of them. You could say she wrote her own chapter on social media marketing. Here's how.
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Witch Doctor: demented graphic novel about a metaphysical epidemiologist bent on stamping out incipient Cthulhuism

Witch Doctor: demented graphic novel about a metaphysical epidemiologist bent on stamping out incipient Cthulhuism | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Under the Knife is the first collection of Brandon Seifert and Lukas Ketner's charmingly demented graphic novel Witch Doctor

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Marketing Narcissism, or, One Of The Biggest Risks Small Business Owners Take

Marketing Narcissism, or, One Of The Biggest Risks Small Business Owners Take | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

If you Google it you’ll see Marketing Narcissism means slightly different things to different people, but, in short it’s self-absorption in marketing ...The thing is, attention spans are at an all-time low. We have more information coming at us at the speed of light via our computers, mobile devices, TV, and even car systems, than we can humanly process..

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Facebook Timeline: Users Have Just Seven Days To Adapt Privacy To Zuckerberg's New Mandatory Feature | Technology | Sky News

Facebook Timeline: Users Have Just Seven Days To Adapt Privacy To Zuckerberg's New Mandatory Feature | Technology | Sky News | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

You have just seven days to review everything you've ever shared on Facebook, post by post ...yah, that's FB

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Infographic: Hollywood's long war on technology - Boing Boing

Infographic: Hollywood's long war on technology - Boing Boing | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

Whatever your opinion on SOPA, the infographic explains the opposition argument clearly.

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World's longest lab experiment still going strong, via webcam

World's longest lab experiment still going strong, via webcam | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

In 1927, a physics professor named Thomas Parnell launched an experiment on viscous liquids. 85 years later, we're still waiting for his results.  ...Good science takes time!

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Parody shows that Asus marketing needs a boost

Parody shows that Asus marketing needs a boost | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it

I love the ASUS product lines ...so yah ...their marketing is so fail.

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For $2 a Star, a Retailer Gets 5-Star Reviews

For $2 a Star, a Retailer Gets 5-Star Reviews | Stuff that Tweaks | Scoop.it
Agencies like the Federal Trade Commission have been trying to crack down on online product reviews that do not disclose the connection between a merchant and the person doling out the praise.
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