Jaime Wilkinson

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Gamer discovers deceased father's ghost car, gets to race him again

YouTube comments typically fill one with shame and disappointment in the human race, but here's one that just might make you cry. Below a video from <i>PBS</i> about video games as spiritual experiences, a user going by the online handle 00WARTHERAPY00 has written a touching story about the time they spent …

China, Switzerland in currency deal

THE central banks of China and Switzerland yesterday inked a bilateral currency swap deal worth 150 billion yuan (US$24 billion) to support trade …

Why Do We Kiss?

The Pirate Bay Celebrates Its 10th Birthday By Launching A Tor-Based Anti-Censorship Browser

The Pirate Bay (TPB), the torrent site that really doesn’t need an introduction anymore, celebrates its 10th birthday today. To mark the day, TPB launched PirateBrowser, “a bundle package of the Tor client (Vidalia), Firefox Portable browser (with foxyproxy addon).”<p>The package, the group says, …

The Week In Numbers: Humanity's Last Common Ancestor, The Birth Of NASA, And More

<b>180,000-200,000 years ago</b>: the time when humanity's last common male ancestor likely walked Earth<p><b>28.3 mph</b>: the speed at which Boston Dynamics' Cheetah Robot can sprint (it is one of our 10 favorite athletic robots)<p><b>$300-$2,000</b>: the money a 3-D printer could save you per year by printing household …

Awesome Dresses

How networks overpower states | US & Canada

Mobilisation is here to stay in Egypt. We have witnessed a major protest which has shown that Egyptians are unwilling to accept any government that does not take the country in a better direction. This is consistent with polling data that show profound distrust of any political institution amongst …

The Most Racist Part of the Zimmerman Trial Was the Media

How many young African-American men were killed in Chicago, Los Angeles, or New York during the Zimmerman trial? It's difficult to find out because most news organizations apparently aren't interested. But the numbers are startling. Crystal Wright reports from the U.K, that<p>During the July 4th …

Obama: Honor Trayvon Martin by battling gun violence

President Obama called on the nation to honor Trayvon Martin a day after George Zimmerman was acquitted of his murder by asking "ourselves if we're doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence."<p>His comments came as family members of Zimmerman and Martin, as well as pundits, celebrities, and …

4 Things to Do Now to Protect Our Sons

My oldest son is 17. Like Trayvon, he stands six feet tall. Like Trayvon, he's thin. Skinny even. And like Trayvon, he was stopped by a stranger while returning to his father's house. For him, the stranger was an actual policeman who, like Zimmerman, believed he looked, "suspicious" in spite of his …

Your App Is Slow Because Our World Is Ending

The meatiest article I ran across on the Internet this week was also–maybe–a harbinger of doom for life as we know it. I mean Drew Crawford’s superb piece <i>Why mobile web apps are slow</i>. It’s long, and somewhat dense, but definitely worth reading if you’re technical enough to follow along.<p>Its upshot: …

Skywatcher Joseph Brimacombe captured this comet photo on May 23 from New Mexico using a FSQ 10.6-cm and STL11K camera at 10h 07m UT (mid-point). The image was taken in a single 30-minute exposure. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/7i4w

Photos by Michael Shainblum

The Week In Numbers: A Planet That Rains Glass, NASA's New Hunt For Life, And More

<b>63 light-years</b>: the distance from Earth to the blue exoplanet HD 189773b, which looks like a cozy place to live—except its surface temperature is 1,000 degrees Celsius and it rains glass. Sideways.<p><b>5.5 million square feet</b>: the floor space of the new world's largest building, which could fit 20 …

The History of CTRL + ALT + DELETE

<b>By Virginia Hughes</b><p><i>In 2013, Bill Gates admitted ctrl+alt+del was a mistake and blamed IBM. Here's the story of how the key combination became famous</i> …

Televisions

What I'm Reading Now: The Best Longform Journalism On The Web

<b>1. The Perfect Beach Read</b><p>Summer is a time for adventures and escapes -- road trips, beach getaways, afternoons spent by the backyard BBQ, evenings by the campfire. I started my summer reading over Fourth of July weekend, in a lounge chair, under the shade of a palm tree in Miami, digging into the …

5 Unsolved Space Mysteries! - The Countdown #26

Jealous of PRISM? Use "Amazon 1 Button" Chrome extension to sniff all HTTPS websites!

<b>tldr:</b> Insecure browser addons may leak all your encrypted SSL traffic, exploits included<p>So, Snowden let the cat out of the bag. They're listening - …

Verizon signs on to advisory group for Ubuntu mobile OS

Verizon Wireless has joined the Carrier Advisory Group for the Ubuntu mobile operating system, a runner in the race to be the No. 3 mobile OS behind Google's Android and Apple's iOS.<p>Ubuntu developer Canonical announced Verizon's move in a blog post Thursday.<p>The Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group "lets …

Mobile

Crowd steps up to fund 'NSA-proof' app

In just 36 hours, users contributed $100,000 to fund an app designed to get around state spy agencies like the US National Security Agency (NSA). Swedish tech entrepreneurs, including Pirate Bay co-founder Peter Sunde, successfully crowdfunded the planned iOS and Android app named Heml.is, Swedish …

Microsoft helped NSA access private emails and Skype video calls, says new report

The <i>Guardian</i> has continued its string of leaks regarding the American surveillance program, reporting that top-secret documents reveal a tight collaboration between Microsoft, the NSA, and the FBI. Microsoft, along with other companies, has insisted that reports about widespread …

Still Awaiting a Post-Racial America

Upon the election of Barack Obama to the office of the presidency in 2008, there was a widespread fantasy distributed by the mainstream media that we were somehow in a post-racial America. They pushed the notion that civil rights activism was a thing of the past, and that activists like myself were …

George Zimmerman Explodes the NRA Fantasy of the Armed Citizen

It can be hard to tell how much of it is driven by cynicism and how much is honest paranoia, but there's no denying the commitment with which the NRA promotes the fantasy that an armed America is a safer America.<p>After all, the newsletter of the NRA's lobbying arm is called <i>Armed Citizen</i>. It promises …

Giant Mongolia mine starts copper exports

Copper concentrate exports have started to leave Mongolia's giant Oyu Tolgoi mine for China after repeated delays.<p>Mine operator Rio Tinto, which helped fund Oyu Tolgoi's $6.2bn development cost, said that the mine known as OT was expected to make up a third of Mongolia's economy by 2020.<p>Rio Tinto …

South Sudan, two years on

Members of the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement arrive at the rally in Juba, as South Sudan prepares for its independence. (UN Photo/Paul Banks)<p>After two years of independence, is it progress or paralysis for South Sudan? Economically it suffers as oil continues to fuel conflict with Sudan. …

Fashion Scrubs Up | China

Generating billions of dollars every year, the fashion industry is one of the biggest markets around - and it has an environmental impact to match.<p>Manufacturers <b></b>all over the world discard tonnes of fabric and pollute water during production.<p>Christina Dean, the founder of the NGO ‘Redress’, is hoping …

Pastor Ken Hutcherson to Rev. Al Sharpton: ‘Not Again’

<i>Dr. Ken Hutcherson appeared on The Glenn Beck Program Tuesday night on TheBlaze TV to reiterate his points in the op-ed below:</i><p>I was born in Anniston, Alabama, in the 50s and had to fight for my equality most of my life. You see, there were many who thought I should be treated like a second class …

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has set out on its first big road trip, a long journey that will traverse miles of Red Planet scenery over the course of the next year or so. Curiosity Rover Begins Epic Drive to Mars Mountain: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/7csq