Annoying Use of Technology of the Day

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Annoying Use of Technology of the Day
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In what may rivals the dude who live-tweeted his wedding, this guy named Mike Duerksen (whose name and Twitter avatar makes him look like the kind of guy who says "Dude" often) live-tweeted his proposal, which also includes his lady chiding him for being on his phone. This will no doubt be used as a plot device in some romantic comedy starring Reese Witherspoon.

[gizmodo]

Fox News Public Gaffe of the Day

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Fox News Public Gaffe of the Day
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Fox News president, Roger Ailes, publicly commented on how CNN correspondent, Soledad O'Brien is named after the prison in Central California, prompting her to shoot back a response, in tweet form, stating that she's named after the Virgin Mary. At least she's not named after Liz Lemon's favorite chips, Sabor de Soledad.

[mediaite]

CISPA Continues to Make the Internet Mad News of the Day

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CISPA Continues to Make the Internet Mad News of the Day
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Late yesterday, the House Intelligence Committee released a discussion draft for CISPA. The draft attempts to clearly define what a cybersecurity threat would be, though one would speculate that the bill's origins probably come from a late-night screening of Live Free or Die Hard.

[mashable]


Anyone or Anything Can Blog News of the Day

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Anyone or Anything Can Blog News of the Day
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Continuing to nullify any goodwill it's gained thanks to its relationship with Pixar, Disney has announced that it has green-lit a new show, Dog with a Blog, which is, ostensibly, about a talking dog blogging about his human family. This sounds suspiciously like a G-rated version of Family Guy.

[crushable]

Weird Stuff for Your Drink Tip of the Day

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Weird Stuff for Your Drink Tip of the Day
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If you consider yourself to be an eccentric, a person who loves to have fun beyond belief, or a weird beard, then this tutorial on how to make baby head-shaped ice cubes might be right up your alley. While most party hosts have boring cubes shaped like stars and snowflakes, you will definitely get some reaction out of these, though what said reactions will be remains to be seen.

[gizmodo]

The Plot of Footloose IRL News of the Day

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The Plot of Footloose IRL News of the Day
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Weston, FL, has banned nightclubs, dance halls, and skating rinks (really?) in an effort to curb violence, thus propagating the stereotype that it's mostly the elderly who live in Florida. Fortunately, the city has agreed to allow school dances to occur, so kids will have an outlet to fist pump and dance poorly to Skrillex and Drake. John Lithgow or Kevin Bacon could not be reached for comment because they were presumably too busy face palming and shaking their heads.

[timenewsfeed]

Bill Gates & Clean Toilet Water Story of the Day

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Bill Gates & Clean Toilet Water Story of the Day
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The Gates Foundation has given a grant to Manchester University to develop a method for turning toilet water into clean drinking water.

[engadget]