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X to Close

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About a year ago, Reddit share an over 1.75 years old Medium article on the designs and histories of X buttons -- "X's are everywhere in user interface (UI) design. A powerful symbol, [x] is capable of closing windows and popups, toolbars and tabs and anything else that might otherwise be cluttering up your screen.

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Cartoon Laws of Physics

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Sconeu's /. comment shared an almost 13/thirteen years old Cartoon Laws of Physics showing the 15/fifteen classic/old? cartoon laws.

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The Evolution of Batman's Gotham City

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VideoSift shared a 7.25 minutes YouTube video showing "The Evolution of Batman's Gotham City".

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What Everything Looks Like To Dogs: A dog's point of view.

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CollegeHumor has a funny comic strip showing "What Everything Looks Like To Dogs -- Things look a little different through a dog's eyes..."

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Thanksgiving With the Kranzes -- A video parody of Apollo 13.

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VideoSift shared an about 18.35 minutes hilarious YouTube video that is "A parody of Ron Howard's Apollo 13 that wonders what Thanksgiving might be like at Gene Kranz's (Ed Harris from Apollo 13) house, especially when things go terribly, but familiarly wrong.

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101 Facts About Star Wars | Feat. 101 Facts

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This 23 minutes and 20 seconds YouTube video showing "101 Facts About Star Wars | Feat. 101 Facts..."

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The #1 reason people die early, in each country...

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VideoSift shared a 3.25 minutes YouTube video showing "The #1 reason people die early, in each country -- Where you were born makes all the difference..."

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How To Be James Bond: 7 simple steps to becoming 007.

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This seven/7 minutes and 23 seconds YouTube video shows "How To Be James Bond: 7 simple steps to becoming 007."

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Every James Bond (007) Gadget. Ever.

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Dorkly shared a 16.7 minutes, or so, YouTube video showing "Every gadget used by James Bond ... plus a few from the Q Branch that were just too good to leave out. From every James Bond film ever, in chronological order..."

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Seeing Triple: Back to The Future

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Reddit shared an over five/5 minutes Vimeo video showing "Seeing Triple: Back to The Future"

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What did you think of the new (2015) Muppets tel(evision/ly)/TV s(eries/how)?

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E.O. Wilson -- Of Ants and Men Documentary

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Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) shared an one/1 hour, 52 minutes, and 40 seconds video showing a documentary titled "E.O. Wilson – Of Ants and Men

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How often do you ignore written/typed questions that you care not for?

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The life and death of the creative computer virus.

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HardOCP shared a Hopes&Fears article showing "The life and death of the creative computer virus -- The early 90's were a renaissance for a certain type of computer virus. Today, we think of a virus as an insidious thing that hides and wreaks various forms of havoc like destroying a nuclear facility; never peaking its head up intentionally. But there was a time when viruses were more playful and made their presence known with creative and occasionally funny graphics or animations via 'payloads.' We recreated the payloads of old school viruses..."

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How often do you forget?

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"What would you miss?" -- Interesting charts related to mobile and more with British people.

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Ben Evans shared his entertainment and tech(nology) findings -- "Every year Ofcom, the United Kingdom (UK)'s media and telecoms regulator, produces a communications market report full of interesting data. I've picked a few of the more interesting charts related to mobile here."

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Would you want a personal (ro)bot that looks like a human like in 2003's Battlestar Galactica, (Real) Humans, etc.?

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Why modern phones are so awful -- Don't Hate the Phone Call, Hate the Phone

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The Atlantic's long article is titled "Don't Hate the Phone Call, Hate the Phone" on how "Our telephone habits have changed, but so have the infrastructure and design of the handset.

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