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59 Excellent Dads

59 Excellent Dads

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Is Gaming On The Verge Of Its Gay Moment?

Is Gaming On The Verge Of Its Gay Moment?

View this image › In January, the game developer BioWare announced that it would be adding same-sex relationships to their massively-multiplayer online role-playing game, Star Wars: The Old Republic. This was no great surprise. BioWare’s games have always stressed character customization, and have included the option to have same-sex romances for years. Unsurprisingly, some on

How The Web Became Just Another App Store

How The Web Became Just Another App Store

View this image › Opera, one of the last of a shrinking pool of independent browsers, is officially changing the way it displays the internet. Soon, rather than using its own rendering engine, Presto, it will render websites using a version of WebKit. This is the same engine used by Google’s Chrome, the most popular

The First Website You Ever Visited

The First Website You Ever Visited

View this image › Via culturedtech.com Donna Dickens The first time I remember using the Internet was the summer of 1996. I’d just turned 13 and my parents had sent me to spend two months split between my brothers (who were both in late 20s). Neither knew what to do with a teen girl, so

Let's Stop Saying "Impactful"

Let’s Stop Saying “Impactful”

View this image › BuzzFeed FWD contributor and Person Who Is Good With Words Maria Bustillos made a VERY important demand on Twitter this morning: @ Stop saying “impactful”!! BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (bfjs.isMobile() || !isIE8()) document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_347012”).setAttribute(‘title’, ‘Time posted: ‘ + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(‘Thu Jun 07 15:12:03 +0000 2012’, ‘UTC’) ); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_tweet_posted_time_347012”).innerHTML =

How An Unbelievable Hitman Conspiracy Helped Shut Down The Internet's Biggest Black Market

How An Unbelievable Hitman Conspiracy Helped Shut Down The Internet’s Biggest Black Market

View this image › Ulbricht’s LinkedIn profile Buried in the laundry list of charges against Silk Road owner Ross William Ulbricht is an astonishing murder-for-hire conspiracy. It reads like plot synopsis straight out of Breaking Bad. According to the complaint, communciations seized from Ulbricht — who goes by Dread Pirate Roberts or DPR — revealed

How To Actually Get More Twitter Followers

How To Actually Get More Twitter Followers

View this image › google.com So let’s say you want more Twitter followers than the number you have now. That makes sense! Wanting more Twitter followers is just a new-ish way of wanting more people to like you, and that’s mostly what there is to life: hoping more people like you. (A warning: I’m not

The New Bitcoin Millionaires

The New Bitcoin Millionaires

View this image › “With today’s rise in Bitcoin I’m officially a millionaire,” writes Reddit user Bitcoinmillo. “I’m gonna cash out over the next 30 days.” This is the type of story that’s been animating the incredibly active (and volatile) Bitcoin market in recent months. The currency’s rapid rise to near $200 (it was once

Spare Us Your Customer Service Complaint Tweets

Spare Us Your Customer Service Complaint Tweets

View this image › Via Twitter: @Bourdain Earlier this year, celebrity chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain suffered a flight delay. The details of the delay ended up being on the…unusual side (it was reported that a bathroom-related accident took place outside the airplane bathroom, leading American Airlines to switch the plane planned for use

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