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Down with April Fools' Day

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John Oliver hates April Fools' Day. I agree with him. I propose we turn April 1 into "April Friendly Day," and delight friends and strangers with wonderful things.

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dscassel
2069 days ago
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Down with April Fool's Day
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Warning: Wil Wheaton’s Advice To a Bullied Nerd Girl Might Make You Cry [VIDEO]

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This video might be a bit old—it was taken at least year’s Denver Comic Con—but it’s never a bad time to listen to Wil Wheaton say good things about being a nerd, right? To wit, here’s his heartwarming speech at a Star Trek cast reunion and his message to a fan’s newborn daughter about why being a nerd is awesome.

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2433 days ago
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Dell to sell 28-inch 4k monitor for $699

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A startlingly low price. Current 4K monitors are very expensive and, just yesterday, Sony's Kaz Hirai warned that it was going to take years for consumers to haul themselves up onto the latest rung on the high-definition ladder. Jason Evangelho, for Forbes:

The P2815Q will have a full 3840 x 2160 4K resolution and launch globally on January 23. Dell hasn’t yet discussed things like refresh rate or range of inputs (I’m sure DisplayPort is a given), but they do promise the same “screen performance” as the new UltraSharp 32 and UltraSharp 24 Ultra HD monitors. That’s certainly encouraging since their UltraSharp line is normally a cut above when it comes to professional displays.

A big potential fail lurks in those missing details, particularly the possibility of a 30 fps refresh rate instead of the usual 60 fps or more. There is already a cheap 4K panel like that for $500 at Amazon, from Seiki Digital, which suggests that anyone could slap their logo on it if they really wanted to. I think that Dell would have to be desperate to jump the 4K gun with a model that could not be used for serious gaming or video editing.

    






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dscassel
2515 days ago
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2014

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Some future reader, who may see the term, without knowing the history of it, may imagine that it had reference to some antiquated bridge of the immortal Poet, thrown across the silver Avon, to facilitate his escape after some marauding excursion in a neighbouring park; and in some Gentleman's Magazine of the next century, it is not impossible, but that future antiquaries may occupy page after page in discussing so interesting a matter. We think it right, therefore, to put it on record in the Oriental Herald that the 'Shakesperian Rope Bridges' are of much less classic origin; that Mr Colin Shakespear, who, besides his dignity as Postmaster, now signs himself 'Superintendent General of Shakesperian Rope Bridges', is a person of much less genius than the Bard of Avon. --The Oriental Herald, 1825
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dscassel
2522 days ago
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infini
2508 days ago
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Love!!
Asia, EU, Africa
Fahad_Naqvi
2521 days ago
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Quotes from the past
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Skotte
2522 days ago
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Yes, but what are Shakesperian Rope Bridges?
Rochester, Earth
Brstrk
2522 days ago
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Wow. The last one is... wow.
JayM
2522 days ago
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Atlanta, GA
DrGaellon
2522 days ago
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Alt text="Some future reader, who may see the term, without knowing the history of it, may imagine that it had reference to some antiquated bridge of the immortal Poet, thrown across the silver Avon, to facilitate his escape after some marauding excursion in a neighbouring park; and in some Gentleman's Magazine of the next century, it is not impossible, but that future antiquaries may occupy page after page in discussing so interesting a matter. We think it right, therefore, to put it on record in the Oriental Herald that the 'Shakesperian Rope Bridges' are of much less classic origin; that Mr Colin Shakespear, who, besides his dignity as Postmaster, now signs himself 'Superintendent General of Shakesperian Rope Bridges', is a person of much less genius than the Bard of Avon. --The Oriental Herald, 1825"
Yonkers, NY

Santa detained

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I guess that NORAD fighter escort didn't work out, huh. [Photo: REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado. Bobble hat tip: Tonx]

    






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2529 days ago
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Amazon is making it harder to sell Bigfoot porn ebooks

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Amazon is making it harder to sell Bigfoot porn ebooks

Erotica featuring Sasquatch, minotaurs, aliens, and boar gods may not fit everyone's tastes, but some authors have made a killing selling monster sex ebooks. But some ebook retailers, publishers, notably Amazon, have been cracking down on cryptozoological smut, making it harder for writers to sell their books to readers who are hot for Bigfoot.

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dscassel
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NCane
2531 days ago
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VERY important
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