Alan Melendez

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Shishene Jing's answer to Did Adelina Sotnikova win the Olympic gold medal in figure skating because she's from Russia and the games were held there?

​God's 12 Biggest Dick Moves in the Old Testament

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I challenged hackers to investigate me and what they found out is chilling

It’s my first class of the semester at New York University. I’m discussing the evils of plagiarism and falsifying sources with 11 graduate journalism …

KitKat Launcher+ brings custom Google Experience Launcher to other devices

A new Google Play Store app aims to improve the Android 4.4 KitKat “Google Experience Launcher” by packing in additional features and making it available free of charge to devices running Android 4.3 or later. However, the app doesn’t include Search features such as the quick access to Google Now …

Nexus 5 International Giveaway

Welcome to the Sunday Giveaway! This week we are excited announce that we are giving away a Nexus 5 (32GB) White or black, your choice, we have them in stock ready to ship. This week’s giveaway is sponsored by the good folks at BitDefender, check out our latest review of Bitdefender AntiVirus Free …

The Myth of 'I'm Bad at Math'

Basic ability in the subject isn't the product of good genes, but hard work.<p>“I’m just not a math person.”<p>We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably <i>are</i> a math person, …

Student Loan Forgiveness: Available for Many, Used by Few

A few weeks ago, I went on HuffPost Live to talk about current student loan forgiveness programs and the stunning lack of public knowledge about them.<p>The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) recently released a report showing that more than one-quarter of America's workforce -- more than 33 …

7 Things You Might Not Know About Calvin and Hobbes

Though we can’t pick your friends, we strongly encourage you to ostracize anyone who expresses disinterest or disdain for <i>Calvin and Hobbes,</i> the …

Calvin and Hobbes

Patton Oswalt's TED Talk is true genius

If you have ever seen a TED Talk, you need to watch Patton Oswalt's brutal takedown of them immediately.

The Walking Bad

The Season 4 premiere of AMC's hit zombie thriller in comparative context<p>When we last witnessed the grim wasteland of AMC's post-apocalyptic drama, Rick and his fellow survivors had defeated the Governor in a shootout at the Governor's creepy, authoritarian facsimile of an all-American small town, …

'Breaking Bad' Writers: 'This Is It; There's No More'

<b>Before you read any farther or click the audio above, we have two words for you: Spoiler Alert.</b> <i>Also, a warning that if you have never seen</i> Breaking Bad, <i>we may touch on some plot points that will be hard to understand without context.</i><p>Sunday nights are going to be a lot less interesting without</i> …

WATCH: The Capitol Hill Car Chase

A high-speed chase that ended with shots fired on Capitol Hill Thursday locked down the U.S. Capitol and the White House for a short period.<p>Now, video showing the chase has emerged. It shows a black vehicle speeding through Garfield Circle, near the Capitol complex. At one point, the car stops and …

A Prime-Time Dilemma

The Sports Guy makes his Week 2 picks while pondering whether to watch Breaking Bad or Seahawks-Niners<p>When NBC launched its <i>Football Night in America</i> …

NFL

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The Glorious Plight of the Buffalo Bills

Football touches all on game-day weekend in Western New York<p>It was about 24 hours till kickoff, and the Bills Mafia had taken over the Hotel …

6 Reasons IKEA Is the Ideal Setting for a Zombie Movie

<b>1. No Ikea in the world has any reception.</b><p>If you are inside Ikea, <b>no one outside Ikea can hear you scream</b>.<p>No matter how close / how far from the windows, this bunker will provide for all aspects of an <b>ideal horror scenario</b>, the most important of which is NO CELL PHONES (that is, unless the whole …

Breaking Bad Season 5, Episode 12 Recap: Jesse and Walt Need to Have a Heart-to-Heart in 'Rabid Dog'

Despite last week’s gasoline-soaked promise, “Rabid Dog” was an episode that never quite ignited. Rather, it was a slow and steady burn, its rhythms …

Breaking Bad

Go Ahead, Mess With Texas Instruments

Why educational technologies should be more like graphing calculators and less like iPads. An Object Lesson.<p>Last year, while cleaning out the basement of my childhood home, I discovered a plastic storage bin marked "Calcusoft." Inside were piles of notebooks filled with sketches, storyboards, and …

Alex Suchman's answer to Do good looks correlate with higher salaries?

Daniel Hamermesh, a professor of economics at UT-Austin, has done extensive work on the economics of beauty [1]. His most famous finding is that</b> …

Why you don't ask five different math experts to split a check

A mathematician, a physicist, an economist, a computer scientist, and an engineer try to split a check. If that sounds like the setup to a joke, …

Get 1GB extra Dropbox space just for using Mailbox

You remember Mailbox, right? The free iOS app that was set to revolutionize the way we e-mail. With options to snooze and postpone e-mails from being visible in our Inbox, it was sure to be a hit! And it was; after a long list of users waiting to gain access to the service, Dropbox decided it …

Women to NFL: 'Hands off our handbags!'

The NFL thought it had problems with the players union, a boring preseason and head injuries.<p>Now it's spawned an angry mob made up of half the population of the United States.<p>A new policy at NFL stadiums this year limits the size of bags permitted for men and women to bring to the game. Purses are …

Hot Dogs or Legs? Our New Favorite Tumblr Skewers Summer Selfies

Have you ever noticed that the oiled and tanned legs in those thigh-gap selfies so ubiquitous in the summertime kind of look like raw hot dogs? Yeah, neither had I—until Montreal-based blogger Alexis Brault started "Hot Dog Legs," a Tumblr based on the simple but vitally important question: "Are …

Simulate the Moto X’ Active Display feature on any Android 4.3 device

The beauty of Android is that whatever nice feature someone can think of, someone else will find a way to mimic it and turn it into an app. That’s true for Apple’s Control Center, but also for Motorola’s Active Display, one of the most interesting features of the newly launched Moto X.<p>To be clear, …

Google Nexus 6P could be next in line for Android Oreo update | Trusted Reviews

<b>One of the finest Google-based devices of the last few years could be in line for a speedy update to the new Android Oreo operating system.</b><p>According …

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What if Pixar's films are all part of one epic, apocalyptic narrative?

Pixar famously scatters easter eggs throughout its films that point to the movies that came before them and to the movies that are coming next. It seems like a way for the always-charming movie studio to have a little bit of fun with its fans — but what if those easter eggs were more than just …

Get a Google Nexus 7 (16GB) tablet for $149

Among the Android faithful, Google's Nexus 7 remains the tablet of choice, the flagship model stocked with a "pure" install of the OS.<p>Surprisingly, though, Google hasn't budged on Nexus pricing, even in the face of big cuts from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other competitors in the 7-inch tablet …

There’s a relatively simple way to enable LTE on your T-Mobile Nexus 4

Sleek, powerful, and affordable, the Nexus 4 is just about perfect for many customers. However, the device co-developed by Google and LG lacks a crucial feature for many users in North America – LTE connectivity. At a time when every Android flagship comes with LTE support, the fact that the speedy …

The NSA cracked the Kryptos sculpture years before the CIA

It took more than eight years for a CIA analyst and a California computer scientist to crack three of the four coded messages on the CIA's famed …

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