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I’m not sure how I missed this for so long.

Ok, writing the tags for this post felt weird.

Categories: Viral Things Tags: african-american, black, cotton, field trip, schoolchildren, slavery

Flight Facilities – Crave You (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)

Categories: Pop-culture Tags: adventure club, boys, crave you, dubstep, flight facilities, music, weekend

Quartz

Flagger.io does just one thing: It adds a random selection of keywords, like “terrorist,” “pressure cooker,” “Al Qaeda,” etc. to the address of every website you visit. The idea is that, because the US National Security Agency (NSA) is gathering essentially all the internet traffic that passes through the US, the more noise it has to sort through—like the sort of faux-terroristic requests made by a web browser running Flagger.io—the harder the NSA’s job will be.

Lyon has also just released a second browser extension to help users thwart the NSA more directly: Turtl.it is an app for storing encrypted notes. (The main author of Turtl is actually Lyons’ brother, Andrew.) Eventually, says Lyon, it will also be usable for file storage—like Google’s document-sharing service, Google Drive. Because it’s open-source, users can be (relatively more) assured that it hasn’t been tainted by the NSA’s efforts to weaken commercial cryptography.

Here’s…

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Review My Friends 

Here’s a new website that I’m sure will facilitate talking shit behind your supposed friends’ backs.

Anonymously praise or critique your Facebook friends and see what others think about you. Don’t worry, no one will know you wrote it!

You can easily Connect to RMF via Facebook. And then talk nice things. Or talk shit. The choice is yours.

http://reviewmyfriends.com/ – My friends made RMF, so I might be a little biased, but I think it’s a good idea.

This is not a sponsored post. I’m just promoting them for free because I like them. So um, this is a reviewmyfriends.com review I guess. 5/5 stars. Would gossip on daily.

I also advised them to have a good lawyer on tap in case a 14-year-old Canadian girl kills herself from bullying.

Categories: Viral Things Tags: drama, Facebook, friends, gossip, review, review my friends, reviewmyfriends, RMF, social media, twitter

How hyperinflation really happens.

Yeah, we are so not Syria.

The Dish

Matthew O’Brien highlights Syria’s hyperinflation:

It turns out you can’t have much of an economy when your country is a war zone, and the regime is attacking civilians. But functioning economy or not, the government still has to pay its bills. So what does it do when there’s nothing to run or tax? Easy: It prints what it needs. That’s what the pariah Assad regime has done to cover the difference between what it has to pay, and what its few remaining patrons have paid it. The predictable result of all this new money chasing fewer goods has been massive inflation.

This is in keeping with the history of hyperinflation:

Hyperinflations tend to happen following wars or revolutions. Now, Weimar Germany and Zimbabwe look like exceptions to this rule, but they’re not really – the former’s resistance to reparations, and the latter’s botched land reform halted economic activity as much as any conflict.

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Categories: Economics Tags: economics, Inflation

Q:  How do you pronounce “Ylvis?”

A:  “Ill-vis” Like Elvis but ill. Accent on the ill.

Ylvis is a variety show group from Bergen, Norway, consisting of the two brothers Bård Ylvisåker (born 1982) and Vegard Ylvisåker (born ca 1979).

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ylvis

You’re Welcome.

Acoustic cover of Ylvis’s “The Fox”:

Categories: Viral Things Tags: acoustic, dance, Europe, music, norway, pop, pronunciation, the fox, what does the fox say., ylvis

There is nothing wrong with using your image for marketing purposes. This is not an exclusively female or exclusively athletic phenomenon.

Undercard Superstar

Contributor: Josh Hall

On a recent Undercard Supercast, we got into the topic of sex appeal in the MMA world, and whether it is a good or bad thing for the sport and the athletes.  One fighter that has been prominently featured in this debate is recently signed Invicta Strawweight Felice “Lil Bulldog” Herrig.  Herrig has made a name for herself not just as a fighter (top 10 in the world at Strawweight in MMA and a 23-5-4 record as a kickboxer), but also as a woman that completely embraces dressing up and doing photo shoots as well.  This has brought positive reactions from some people, but also a great deal of criticism from some of her fellow WMMA fighters.  I had the pleasure of asking Felice some questions about her experiences, and she provided some great insight into her mindset as a fighter as well as a woman in…

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September 2013

Archive

Archive for September, 2013

I’m not sure how I missed this for so long.

Ok, writing the tags for this post felt weird.

Categories: Viral Things Tags: african-american, black, cotton, field trip, schoolchildren, slavery

Flight Facilities – Crave You (Adventure Club Dubstep Remix)

Categories: Pop-culture Tags: adventure club, boys, crave you, dubstep, flight facilities, music, weekend

Quartz

Flagger.io does just one thing: It adds a random selection of keywords, like “terrorist,” “pressure cooker,” “Al Qaeda,” etc. to the address of every website you visit. The idea is that, because the US National Security Agency (NSA) is gathering essentially all the internet traffic that passes through the US, the more noise it has to sort through—like the sort of faux-terroristic requests made by a web browser running Flagger.io—the harder the NSA’s job will be.

Lyon has also just released a second browser extension to help users thwart the NSA more directly: Turtl.it is an app for storing encrypted notes. (The main author of Turtl is actually Lyons’ brother, Andrew.) Eventually, says Lyon, it will also be usable for file storage—like Google’s document-sharing service, Google Drive. Because it’s open-source, users can be (relatively more) assured that it hasn’t been tainted by the NSA’s efforts to weaken commercial cryptography.

Here’s…

View original post 108 more words

Categories: Uncategorized

Review My Friends 

Here’s a new website that I’m sure will facilitate talking shit behind your supposed friends’ backs.

Anonymously praise or critique your Facebook friends and see what others think about you. Don’t worry, no one will know you wrote it!

You can easily Connect to RMF via Facebook. And then talk nice things. Or talk shit. The choice is yours.

http://reviewmyfriends.com/ – My friends made RMF, so I might be a little biased, but I think it’s a good idea.

This is not a sponsored post. I’m just promoting them for free because I like them. So um, this is a reviewmyfriends.com review I guess. 5/5 stars. Would gossip on daily.

I also advised them to have a good lawyer on tap in case a 14-year-old Canadian girl kills herself from bullying.

Categories: Viral Things Tags: drama, Facebook, friends, gossip, review, review my friends, reviewmyfriends, RMF, social media, twitter

How hyperinflation really happens.

Yeah, we are so not Syria.

The Dish

Matthew O’Brien highlights Syria’s hyperinflation:

It turns out you can’t have much of an economy when your country is a war zone, and the regime is attacking civilians. But functioning economy or not, the government still has to pay its bills. So what does it do when there’s nothing to run or tax? Easy: It prints what it needs. That’s what the pariah Assad regime has done to cover the difference between what it has to pay, and what its few remaining patrons have paid it. The predictable result of all this new money chasing fewer goods has been massive inflation.

This is in keeping with the history of hyperinflation:

Hyperinflations tend to happen following wars or revolutions. Now, Weimar Germany and Zimbabwe look like exceptions to this rule, but they’re not really – the former’s resistance to reparations, and the latter’s botched land reform halted economic activity as much as any conflict.

View original post

Categories: Economics Tags: economics, Inflation

Q:  How do you pronounce “Ylvis?”

A:  “Ill-vis” Like Elvis but ill. Accent on the ill.

Ylvis is a variety show group from Bergen, Norway, consisting of the two brothers Bård Ylvisåker (born 1982) and Vegard Ylvisåker (born ca 1979).

Sources:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ylvis

You’re Welcome.

Acoustic cover of Ylvis’s “The Fox”:

Categories: Viral Things Tags: acoustic, dance, Europe, music, norway, pop, pronunciation, the fox, what does the fox say., ylvis

There is nothing wrong with using your image for marketing purposes. This is not an exclusively female or exclusively athletic phenomenon.

Undercard Superstar

Contributor: Josh Hall

On a recent Undercard Supercast, we got into the topic of sex appeal in the MMA world, and whether it is a good or bad thing for the sport and the athletes.  One fighter that has been prominently featured in this debate is recently signed Invicta Strawweight Felice “Lil Bulldog” Herrig.  Herrig has made a name for herself not just as a fighter (top 10 in the world at Strawweight in MMA and a 23-5-4 record as a kickboxer), but also as a woman that completely embraces dressing up and doing photo shoots as well.  This has brought positive reactions from some people, but also a great deal of criticism from some of her fellow WMMA fighters.  I had the pleasure of asking Felice some questions about her experiences, and she provided some great insight into her mindset as a fighter as well as a woman in…

View original post 1,662 more words

Categories: Uncategorized