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50 nerds of grey continues the legacy of 50 shades of grey jokes.
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Did you think there was no other mileage to be had from poking fun of 50 Shades of Grey? You might want to reconsider that opinion.

Seven months after the movie's release and a full four years after the book made many steamy, the new Twitter account 50 Nerds of Grey has a new twist on the well-ridden bandwagon.

As the name suggests, it takes nerd culture and finds the f*tish funny within it.







It's even better because the account uses the picture of Moss from The IT Crowd, so it's only natural to read these tweets in his high, English accent.











J.K. Rowling corrects how you've been saying Voldemort.
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Someday, we should probably have an intervention with J.K. Rowling over how much time she spends on Twitter. There are other things she could be doing than engaging with the Harry Potter hordes. Today isn't that day.

Today is the day in which she corrects our mispronunciation of He Who Must Not Be Named.







Since 'mort' (with a silent 'T') is the French word for 'death', that's probably why it's supposed to be pronounced that. But who knows. I'm sure Rowling will go into greater Twitter detail in the coming weeks and months.

Everyone probably started calling him 'You Know Who' because no one could pronounce his damn name.

The Internet made fun of the Apple Pencil hard.
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Yesterday, Apple had one of its events which makes you spend the next few hours madly adjusting your spending expectations for the year. There, they announced the Apple Pencil.

It's a neat little thing, but it's also a total stylus with a fancy name and a $100 price tag.

So, the Internet had at it.











There were also a lot of the jokes you would completely expect, but still welcome.





And then there was the Apple Pencil Pro:



But the troll of all trolls came from America's diner and weird Twitter participant — Denny's.



While you were dusting off your top hat and cleaning your monocle for the start of this Monday morning, you may have noticed something was off with the stock market.

For starters, the economy tanked hard, dropping 1,000 points in seconds after opening.

That's real bad.

Also, One Direction split up.

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Dog owner makes aa
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Henry Conklin loves his dog and wants to share the canine's voice with the world. Modern social media and Conklin's technological know-how make that possible.

The mathematics/computer science undergraduate student at the University of Virginia regularly engages in competitive programming and decided to use these skills to make a Twitter account that his dog Oliver could 'control'.

@OliverBarkBark tweets every time Oliver barks.

Conklin describes the process by which he achieved this feat on his website:

By connecting a Rasberry Pi, a wifi dongle, and a microphone, I was able to make a system that automatically detected, filtered, and published each and every one of Oliver's deafening vocalizations.

The full process from bark to tweet takes three steps. First is recording. I have the raspberry pi listening continuously and triggering a recording once it hears a sound over a preset volume. Oliver barking is by far the loudest thing within several miles, so the volume threshold should be sufficient. However, the recordings are still triggered occasionally by unwanted junk. To guard against this, I needed to perform a second step to filter the barks from the junk.

I took a machine learning approach to filter out the barks. I built a model using the pyAudioAnalysis library and around a day's worth of barks (about 20). I then set up a bash script to run every ten minutes, classify each recorded sound, and forward the barks on to the next step.

Finally, the barks are forwarded to the twitter api (using python-twitter) and posted under the handle @OliverBarkBark (be sure to follow!). Currently the tweets are random strings composed of "bark," "ruff," and "woof." I plan to replace that with a bark-to-text translator that will likely produce similar results but be more accurate to Oliver's actual voice.



Being the cool guy that he seems, Conklin also made all the code it took to accomplish this publicly available.

He said the next step is puppy podcasting.

Emma Watson tweeted at Rugby player Keegan Hirst and it was beautiful.
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It's been kind of a mixed bag for athletes making the difficult decision to come out as gay. It helps to have Hermione on your side.

Keegan Hirst recently broke many boundaries, coming out as Britain's first openly gay rugby player. For a macho guy in a macho sport with macho teammates and macho fans, it wasn't the easiest of decisions. He's received a lot of support for the decision, marking even more how much the world has grown in a short time.

And in a beautiful and classy move, Emma Watson congratulated Hirst in a series of tweets Aug. 18.









Hirst spoke to the Daily Mirror about coming out Aug. 15.

Respected prop Keegan, 27, reveals the secret torment of dealing with his sexuality while carving out a career in one of the world's most macho sports.

Speaking exclusively to the Sunday Mirror, the dad of two tells of the moment he finally found the words to explain to his wife the reason they could no longer be together.

And he talks emotionally of the support he got, not only from her but also from his rugby team-mates.

The 6ft 4in captain of West ­Yorkshire side Batley Bulldogs said: "At first I couldn't even say 'I'm gay' in my head, let alone out loud.

"Now I feel like I'm letting out a long breath that I've held in for a long time."



Societal attitudes take a long time to evolve, but that evolution couldn't happen without people like Hirst taking initiative and influential people like Watson supporting them.

Well done, everyone.

Sesame street and HBO's partnership set off twitter on a storm of jokes.
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Early Aug. 13, Sesame Street announced a surprising partnership with HBO that will give the premium cable network, known for graphic, graphic content, a whole lot of children's programming.

Sesame will be able to produce almost twice as much new content as previous seasons, and for the first time ever, make the show available free of charge to PBS and its member stations after a nine-month window.



It didn't take long for Twitter to weigh in on this turn of events.























There were lots of True Detective season 3 jokes.



Thanks, Internet.

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