John Borthwick's Top Stories

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  1. xkcd: Dress Color
    Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors). This work is licensed...
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  2. No Shutdown For Now: Congress Passes Week-Long Homeland Security Patch
    Congress has narrowly averted a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security for one week, setting up another funding showdown for next Friday. Hours before a midnight deadline, the House easily approved a one-week extension of the funding. It...
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  3. American atheist blogger hacked to death in Bangladesh
    A prominent American blogger of Bangladeshi origin was hacked to death with machetes by unidentified assailants in Dhaka, police said, with the atheist writer’s family claiming he had received numerous threats from Islamists. The body of Avijit Roy,...
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  4. A Woman 'Lost Control of All Bodily Fluids' During a '50 Shades of Grey' Screening
    A visual review of 'Fifty Shades of Grey.' Photo by Rhys James Lots of things have been going on at all those Fifty Shades of Grey screenings you've desperately been trying not to think about your mom going to. There were three arrests after a...
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  5. Twitter Will Crackdown On Serial Trolls By Tracking Their Phone Number
    Twitter has a troll problem. Even its CEO knows it. And now the company is doing more to prevent its users suffering abuse and threats on its service. In a bid to make improvements, Twitter has announced new measures to expand the process for...
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  6. Web Typography for non-designers
    Why is web typography so important?Although a lot of today’s web content is highly interactive and image-based, language–and thus words–is still the basic means of expression on almost every single web page. Hierarchies upon hierarchies of titles and...
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  7. Google Ventures leads $60m funding round for music firm Kobalt
    Google’s investment arm Google Ventures has led a $60m funding round for music publishing firm Kobalt, which manages rights for songwriters including Paul McCartney, Sam Smith, Foo Fighters and Beck. The round takes Kobalt to $126m of total funding...
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  8. POWER/RANGERS on Vimeo
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  9. The Saudi project, part two
    STAGE one of Saudi Arabia’s plan—or perhaps hope—to restructure the oil market is taking longer than expected. By refusing to rein in production while prices fell, the Saudis permitted a big surplus to grow and served notice on higher-cost rivals...
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  10. The Shuttle Enterprise | NASA
    In 1976, NASA's space shuttle Enterprise rolled out of the Palmdale manufacturing facilities and was greeted by NASA officials and cast members from the 'Star Trek' television series. From left to right they are: NASA Administrator Dr. James D....
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