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True Detectives Sparks Rumors of Pizzolatto-Fukunaga Feud

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From a couple episodes ago, but I totally missed this.

The Stunning Rise of Netflix’s Original Programs

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“Barely three years after it started churning out its own programming, Netflix already has more original series in various stages of production than HBO.”

The Man-Made Island Jane Jacobs Approved of But Toronto Never Built

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Featuring a 70s promo film dug up by Retrontario

Autonomous Weapons: an Open Letter from AI & Robotics Researchers

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“The key question for humanity today is whether to start a global AI arms race or to prevent it from starting. If any major military power pushes ahead with AI weapon development, a global arms race is virtually inevitable, and the endpoint of this technological trajectory is obvious: autonomous weapons will become the Kalashnikovs of tomorrow.”

Google's Low-Wage Contract Workers Are Poised to Unionize

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The same should happen with Amazon and Uber.

This Chart Shows Why Comcast Would Be Interested in Vice Media and BuzzFeed

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Precipitous drops in traditional TV viewership for anyone under 35

NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth

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“The newly discovered Kepler-452b is the smallest planet to date discovered orbiting in the habitable zone — the area around a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of an orbiting planet — of a G2-type star, like our sun. The confirmation of Kepler-452b brings the total number of confirmed planets to 1,030.”

Deep Dreamer

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Mac app for making terrifying acid trip images via Google’s creepy machine vision neural net

The Earthquake That Will Devastate Seattle

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good to know!

Entrepreneurs don’t have a special gene for risk—they come from families with money

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Kitchen gadgets review: the Egg Master – a horrifying, unholy affair

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“Perhaps soon, sooner than you think, we will all bow to the Egg Master.”

Mainstream Rap's Gay Future Is Upon Us

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Cheating Site Ashley Madison Breached, Hackers Threaten to Reveal Info

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If they don’t shut the site down. This sounds like an episode of Black Mirror.

Obama on the Hoofbeats of History

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Josh Marshall on Obama’s legacy coming together.

People In Toronto Created A Memorial To A Dead Raccoon After The City Forgot To Pick It Up

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Norm Kelly: “Residents are being asked to keep their green bins open tonight in honour of #DeadRaccoonTO.”

Smoking 'may play schizophrenia role'

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'If there aren’t as many women cycling as men … you need better infrastructure'

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Intermission: A eulogy for the Dissolve

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Oh no. The Dissolve has shut down.

Ending Greece’s Bleeding

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Paul Krugman:

The truth is that Europe’s self-styled technocrats are like medieval doctors who insisted on bleeding their patients — and when their treatment made the patients sicker, demanded even more bleeding.

How The Biggest Fight In UFC History Fell Apart

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I normally hate UFC shit but this Conor McGregor is a real character. Skip the first couple videos in this story and get right to the shit-talking. He has a talent. (thanks, ÿ)