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People on welfare tend to be cartoon government teat sucklers until you find yourself among them

People on welfare tend to be cartoon government teat sucklers until you find yourself among them.<p><b>#4. People in a Temporary Emergency

</b><p>Shit happens. Learning to deal with it is what makes you an adult. Don’t let the government bullshit you into thinking that welfare is a system they handed you out of the goodness of their own hearts, using their own money that they pulled out of thin air. The checks you’ve received from all of the (legal) jobs you’ve ever worked have paid into this system. It’s …

Bahrain sentences Twitter users to prison

A Bahraini court has sentenced six Twitter users to one year in prison for allegedly insulting King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, according to the public prosecutor's office.<p>The six were charged by the lower criminal court with "misusing the right of free expression," the government statement, which …

How Wearable Computing Will Change Everything, Including Apple

Listen, you tech-savvy, trend-resisting cynic you. I want you to stop dismissing wearable computing as a pointless, narcissistic fad.<p>Wearable computing is not for people too lazy to look at their phones. It’s not a trendy toy for wealthy yuppies. And it’s not about joining Robert Scoble in the …

The Evolution of the Web, in a Blink

The Web browser you’re probably using to read this article is a small marvel of engineering. It can be broken down into many discrete parts—a URL bar, a set of bookmarks, perhaps a built-in video player. But the most important component is hidden: the “rendering engine” is the specific part of the …

NEC's Medias X smartphone for DoCoMo features first-ever liquid-cooled CPU

NEC's just broken some new ground with the Medias X, the world's first liquid-cooled smartphone that was launched as part of DoCoMo's summer lineup. Rather than aiming it at the propeller-heads usually associated with that tech, though, NEC and DoCoMo are marketing it toward women in the same …

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