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Thank you for vaping: New Yorkers protest the new e-cig ban at Museum of Sex | The Verge Vapers, many of whom are former smokers, resent the city’s crackdown on their habit

Really wanted to go to this. Unfortunately, was too late on a monday night for my newly discovered strict evening routine.

thisistheverge:

Thank you for vaping: New Yorkers protest the new e-cig ban at Museum of Sex | The Verge
Vapers, many of whom are former smokers, resent the city’s crackdown on their habit

Really wanted to go to this. Unfortunately, was too late on a monday night for my newly discovered strict evening routine.

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Microsoft Research shows a prototype for a motion sensing mechanical keyboard. I dig.

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"Remember that stuff about crazy people and bad code? The internet is that except it’s literally a billion times worse. Websites that are glorified shopping carts with maybe three dynamic pages are maintained by teams of people around the clock, because the truth is everything is breaking all the time, everywhere, for everyone. Right now someone who works for Facebook is getting tens of thousands of error messages and frantically trying to find the problem before the whole charade collapses. There’s a team at a Google office that hasn’t slept in three days. Somewhere there’s a database programmer surrounded by empty Mountain Dew bottles whose husband thinks she’s dead. And if these people stop, the world burns. Most people don’t even know what sysadmins do, but trust me, if they all took a lunch break at the same time they wouldn’t make it to the deli before you ran out of bullets protecting your canned goods from roving bands of mutants."

Peter Welch (via maxistentialist)

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ashleyhennefer:

On Sunday we submitted our Pip-Boy 3000 project to the NASA Space Apps challenge. This project, which I documented on my Instagram, was in response to the “Space Wearables” challenge pitched by NASA. We made a working space-themed Pip-Boy 3000 (found in the video game Fallout, which is an awesome game). Unlike most Pip-Boy replicas, ours has some really cool working sensors (including a REAL Geiger counter!) tracking real-time data. For an overview of our project, check out our official Space Apps page. There’s a short video there, and lots of info on our build!

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Elizabeth Warren for everything 2016.

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Since Comcast is charging sites and services just to access to their customers, sites and services should start refusing to to serve Comcast’s customers. Instead, show Comcast users a banner that lets them know why they won’t get access to that service or site:

We’re sorry, but this service/site is no longer available for Comcast subscribers.

As a company, we’ve spent considerable time, energy, and money building out the infrastructure to ensure all our customers get quick and easy access to our content. Despite this infrastructure, Comcast has decided to begin charging an additional “customer access” fee to ensure our service/site can reach Comcast subscribers without being artificially deteriorated.

That Comcast is willing to deliberately provide a poorer overall internet experience for their own paying customers is unfortunate, and a business tactic that we simply cannot support. While we don’t enjoy having to make these kinds of decisions, we would rather provide no service to Comcast subscribers than be forced to choose between providing poor service and raising our rates.

We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience. If you would like to reach this site/service in the future, please let Comcast know.

I figure a couple dozen times of seeing this and people will get the hint. Sure, it’ll be a short-term financial hit for each of the companies, but the long-term financial hit of paying Comcast’s extortion racket will be a hundred-fold higher.

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