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Eleven/11 things to know about Lunar New Year

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This CNN article shared the eleven/"11 things to know about Lunar New Year -- It's that time again: Lunar New Year. Red packets of money will change hands and dragon dances will roar through the streets as people around the world, predominately of Chinese descent, usher in the Year of the Horse. Beyond the usual Lunar New Year traditions, however, is a holiday full of interesting quirks and customs..."

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Super Bowl 2014/XLVIII (48)'s Television/TV Spots/Commercials/Ad(vertisement)s List With a Few Videos.

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Adland.tv mentioned its commercials/ad(vertisment)s/spots list for "Super Bowl 2014 - Ad Spoiler Alert ... Super Bowl XLVIII (48) is days away, and we've got the Super Bowl Ad Spoiler Alert ready for your viewing pleasure. We'll update it (as usual) as we get closer with air times and any other info as it becomes available..."

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Relive the (19)90s with these ancient, still-functioning websites!

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TechHive shared a fifteen/15 pages screen capture/shot gallery showing "Relive the 1990s with these ancient, still-functioning websites ... The 1990s were also when most of the public first encountered all the digital magic the 'World Wide Web' (WWW) had to offer. The Internet has been through a lot in the subsequent decades, but you can still visit a number of stubborn vestiges of these primordial days.

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A Conference Call in Real Life

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LinkedIn shared a funny four/4 minutes YouTube video showing "A Conference Call in Real Life".

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The Mac and other things turning 30 in 2014

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MacWorld (United Kingdom (UK)) -- "The Macintosh launched 30 years ago on January 24, 1984. The world was a different place back then. To give you an idea of what the world was like that year, here are a few other things that are turning 30 or celebrate their 30th anniversary in 2014..." and "Mac turns thirty on 24 January. For a glimpse into 1984, here are some other things turning thirty, including plenty of tech from Flash to Facebook's father..."

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Naked computed tomography (CT) scanners when they're not covered in their casings.

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Boing Boing shared an io9 article showing 2/two embedded YouTube videos -- "So computed tomography (CT) scanners look pretty badass when they're not covered in casing..."

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Things You Do In Video Games That'd Be Creepy If You Did Them In Real Life

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Dorkly shared an one minute and 55 seconds YouTube video showing "Things You Do In Video Games That'd Be Creepy If You Did Them In Real Life

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The mystery of motion sickness ...

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VideoSift shared three/3 minutes and ten/10 seconds animated YouTube video showing "... Although one third of the population suffers from motion sickness, scientists aren't exactly sure what causes it. Like the common cold, it's a seemingly simple problem that's still without a cure. And if you think it's bad on a long family car ride, imagine being a motion sick astronaut! Rose Eveleth explains what's happening in our bodies when we get the car sick blues..."

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Your overlord's computers are like this!

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This xkcd comic strip shows what your overlord's computers are like like the one on Friday morning PST. :/

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8===)s in WoW.

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Reddit mentioned many links (e.g., outdated Wangs of Warcraft (WoW) of visual things that look like pen(is)es/8======)s in old World of Warcraft (WoW) game. :O

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Deconstruction Zone -- Building Bridges and Supercomputers Is Tough, but Demolishing Them Is Just as Hard.

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Wired has a five/5 pages or an 1/one long page article on "Deconstruction Zone -- Building Bridges and Supercomputers Is Tough, but Demolishing Them Is Just as Hard.

History venerates the builders of great bridges, dams, and towers. But rare are commemorative plaques for the un-builders--those charged with the equally heroic task of dismantling those grand structures, once they become dowdy, obsolete, or downright dangerous.

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Screen shots of computer code from television/TV and (movie/film)s.

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Boing Boing shared a brand new web site titled Screen shots of computer code -- "Images of the computer code appearing in TV/television and films and what they really are..."

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Americans' 2014 Television/TV Premiere Dates: Your Everything Guide to the Midseason Schedule

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TV.com shared its interactive television/TV premiere dates of 2014's midseason schedule.

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The New York Times' vocabulary quiz determines where you are from...

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Boing Boing shared The New York Times' 25 questionaire to "How Y'all, Youse and You Guys Talk -- What does the way you speak say about where you’re from? ..."

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Five/5 Gun Myths You Probably Believe (Thanks to Movies)

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VideoSift shared a four/4 minutes and nine/9 seconds Cracked video showing "Five/5 Gun Myths You Probably Believe (Thanks to Movies)".

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Multivitamin researchers say "case is closed" after studies find no health benefits.

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Boing Boing shared a CBS News article saying "'Enough' with the multivitamins already. That's the message from doctors behind three/3 new studies and an editorial that tackled an oft-debated question in medicine: Do daily multivitamins make you healthier? After reviewing the available evidence and conducting new trials, the authors have come to a conclusion of 'no.'..."

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Why Some Ants Dress in Drag

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Buzz Hoot Roar answered "Why Some Ants Dress in Drag" question -- Some males of the ant species Cardiocondyla obscurior show how it is done.

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Even Christmas comes too early before Jesus was born.

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This ReverendFun comic strip shows that Christmas still came early before God's son was even born.

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