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Glastonbury 2013: father and son reunited

Glastonbury 2013: father and son reunited | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it

Steve Bevan hasn't seen his father John Graham for 34 years. After tracking him down a month ago, the pair have chosen Glastonbury 2013 to reunite.

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Of all the places for a father-son reunion (a quiet park, a low-key restaurant, the house of a relative, a comfy pub) you might not expect it to happen at a large music festival, but this is a sweet story.

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Who is the woman found at Richard III's grave site?

Who is the woman found at Richard III's grave site? | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Who was she? A wealthy aristocrat, church benefactor, beloved servant?
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A new twist on the now-famous parking lot unearthing of King Richard III.

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Mystery tunnel near Pan Am games venue stumps Toronto

Mystery tunnel near Pan Am games venue stumps Toronto | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
A big hole in the ground discovered near a venue for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto has stumped authorities looking into it.
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So they discovered this last month, but only announced it Tuesday?

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What will happen when the internet of things becomes artificially intelligent?

What will happen when the internet of things becomes artificially intelligent? | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
From Stephen Hawking to Spike Jonze, the existential threat posed by the onset of the ‘conscious web’ is fuelling much debate – but should we be afraid?
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If we can have AI artists, why not be ready for some freeform, multi-server internet AI to have some ideas of its own?

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10 Ancient Words We’ll Probably Never Translate

10 Ancient Words We’ll Probably Never Translate | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
A hapax legomenon is a word or phase that is unique. It appears only one time in an entire body of text.
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Ah, a likely Tolkien origin word: Orcneas

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Back to the future

Back to the future | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Photographer Irina Werning sheds light upon the universal journey of growing older in "Back to the Future," an ongoing photo series that began in 2011.
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Some of these photos are really awesome!

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Sunken city of Igarata begins to emerge as Brazil's drought sees water levels plummet

Sunken city of Igarata begins to emerge as Brazil's drought sees water levels plummet | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Town submerged in 1969 reappears as Brazil remains in one of the worst droughts in its history.
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Not a whole lot to reappear, but still interesting.

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35+ Amazing Website To Get Free Stock Photos - Download New Themes

35+ Amazing Website To Get Free Stock Photos - Download New Themes | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Free Stock Photos

Via Noozz Roy
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isorepublic is a great one

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#website #design #photo #image #picture #freebies #Friday 

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10 Famous Political Figures Who Completely Switched Sides

10 Famous Political Figures Who Completely Switched Sides | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Throughout their lifetimes, people switch viewpoints on a number of things. The most contentious area is probably politics. If individuals stay firm on an issue, people call them stubborn. If individuals change, people call them flip-floppers.
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Covers a lot of years with just a list of 10.

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Randy Quaid attacks Rupert Murdoch in crazed video rant: 'You want to f*ck me ...

Randy Quaid attacks Rupert Murdoch in crazed video rant: 'You want to f*ck me ... | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it


Actor Randy Quaid posted a bizarre video attacking Rupert Murdoch, Warner Brothers, and News Corp over their lack of support for him.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzUvCNtXLVE

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Is Your YouTube Cover Song Legal?

Is Your YouTube Cover Song Legal? | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Musicians of MakeUseOf, you're always wanting to build up your popularity, aren't you? Of course you are. A popular method for those desiring a quick-and-easy rise to stardom is by posting cover songs of popular music on YouTube. With covers like this Taylor Swift mash-up even getting support from the original artist, it's no wonder they are abundant. http://youtu.be/7m3o5LuFKxg But…
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The second part of this licensing stuff (for the video) is a bit mysterious.

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20 little known websites everyone should know about

20 little known websites everyone should know about | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Camel Camel Camel - Shows you the price history of anything on Amazon and alerts you when the price drops.
Fake Name Generator - Create a fake identity for yourself. Useful if you don't want to give your personal details to websites.

Via Jeff Domansky
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Some must-haves for your bookmarks!

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Many more interesting sites in this cool social media list.
Laura Saavedra's curator insight, February 7, 4:58 PM

Quite useful, thank you!

 

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King Tut Damaged in Botched Repair Attempt

King Tut Damaged in Botched Repair Attempt | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it


A botched restoration job has damaged the over 3,300-year-old funerary mask of King Tutankhamun.

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Seriously, they just glued his beard on?

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800,000 bees attack, leaving one dead, four injured

800,000 bees attack, leaving one dead, four injured | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
A man in Arizona died after being stung by bees more than an estimated 100 times.
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Wow, a hive that had been building up in an attic for ten years!

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Spies, lies and fantasies: leaked cables lift lid on work of intelligence agencies

Spies, lies and fantasies: leaked cables lift lid on work of intelligence agencies | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
In the world of espionage, reports peppered with half-truths, rumours and the seemingly outlandish is par for the course, documents show

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Man, tamarisk plants as a weapon...

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10 Incredible Historic Sites We Lost Forever (Due To Stupidity)

10 Incredible Historic Sites We Lost Forever (Due To Stupidity) | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
We’ve told you before about the many important items our species has managed to somehow lose over the years. But a few mislaid books don’t even begin to compare to the entire locations we’ve somehow destroyed.
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Benin City...man.

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Google's zany research arm shoots for the moon

Google's zany research arm shoots for the moon | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Google’s plan to start life on Mars might have been a prank, but some of the real ideas coming out of its secretive Google[x] unit are out of this world
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Today, self-driving cars; tomorrow, self-landing probes...hey wait, why'd we do that backwards?

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Creative AI: The robots that would be painters

Creative AI: The robots that would be painters | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Painting might be the last thing you'd expect computers to excel at, but artificial intelligence researchers are proving that computers can in fact generate paintings and other kinds of visual art...
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What would be even more interesting is if we could ask a computer with decent AI to paint what it perceives to be the bad elements of humanity.

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Boston prepares for more snow, possible blizzard

Boston prepares for more snow, possible blizzard | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
They dig and they dig. They uncover their cars, and sidewalks, and roads, and just when people are able to move around again easily, it comes back.
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Uncle.

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36 Visual Content Creation Tools the Pros Can't Live Without

36 Visual Content Creation Tools the Pros Can't Live Without | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
We asked 19 Social Media Pros to share their Top Visual Content Creation Tools. Here are 36 of their top tools and a handy cheat sheet for the Top 5.

Via Jeff Domansky
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Some nice ones in here.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 8, 3:23 AM

There are several surprises among these best content marketing tools. Good reading.

Susan Mackay's curator insight, February 9, 9:00 AM

This has some great content tools for your social media campaigns.  The one I really like is Instaquote

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Comcast customer in Chicago area receives bill addressed to 'Super B—-'

Comcast customer in Chicago area receives bill addressed to 'Super B—-' | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Comcast customer called 'super bitch' on her bill.
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Does this mean we can make out payments to "Monopoly Pigs"?

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TransAsia plane crashes in Taiwan river, killing at least nine people

TransAsia plane crashes in Taiwan river, killing at least nine people | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Regional airliner came down in Keelung river near Taipei, injuring dozens, local media reports as television footage shows ruptured fuselage in water
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Amazing footage. Could have been much worse.

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This Tree Beautifully Reveals The Relationships Between Languages

This Tree Beautifully Reveals The Relationships Between Languages | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The tree of languages.
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Re3ally cool infographic.

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Kurt Cobain Spurs New Grunge-Era Show

Kurt Cobain Spurs New Grunge-Era Show | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Peyton Princess Kurt (1995) On Feburary 8, the Montclair Art Museum will open "Come As You Are: Art of the 1990s" the first major American museum survey that takes an in-depth look at the art being made during this pivotal period, while...
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Kinda cool a museum is covering this period.

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Meteorite is 'hard drive' from space

Meteorite is 'hard drive' from space | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Researchers have decoded ancient recordings from fragments of an asteroid dating back billions of years to the start of the Solar System.
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Coming soon to an indie record label...

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Steven Soderbergh recut of 2001

Steven Soderbergh recut of 2001 | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
A one-of-a-kind marketplace from Steven Soderbergh.
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Interesting, Hal-centric opening sequences.

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