The Huffington Post
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Indecent, extreme, and disagreeable people aren't going to solve anything. We've become a nation of architecture astronauts, spending our energy on ideological flame wars instead of shipping code that works. There's a fine line between being a critic and a contrarian, and being a hater tearing down the progress other people are trying to achieve. Once you get to the extreme of opposing all mandatory vaccinations , I would say you've left reason behind. Given what we understand about network effects, advocating freedom to engage in antisocial behavior without sanction seems like rejecting the categorical imperative and reason-based Western morality. Elevating individual freedom to the highest and only moral good, and following that to its extreme conclusion on matters of asteroids and vaccinations, seems like bad code. In the extreme, it leads somewhere between indifference to the possibility bad choices may create human suffering and outright cruelty.
Mashable
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With the minutes of his presidency dwindling, 44th President of the United States Barack Obama sent what are likely his final tweets from the @POTUS twitter account on Friday morning, leaving the White House as he entered it: with a message of inspiration and hope. SEE ALSO: President Obama's emotional tribute to his family will have you tearing up In the midst of the tweets, he also revealed the website for his Obama Foundation, which will be the focal point of his activities now that he's leaving the White House. It's been the honor of my life to serve you. You made me a better leader and a better man. President Obama (@POTUS) January 20, 2017 Read more... More about Inauguration 2017 , Twitter , Potus , Barack Obama , and Watercooler
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Filed under: Etc. , Weird Car News , Commercial Vehicles , Diesel Texas may not be as well known for tornadoes as, say, Kansas is, but it does get its fair share of weather. A trucker driving through Central Texas experienced some of that weather this week when he came upon a full-on tornado tearing along the highway in front of him. Continue reading Trucker tangles with tornado on Texas throughway Trucker tangles with tornado on Texas throughway originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:23:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds . Permalink | Email this | Comments
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As the sun sets the Obamas tenure in the White House, Michelle Obama made what appears to be one final appearance as First Lady on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday. Naturally, her appearance was dedicated to a series of extended, emotional thank yous, lighter in tone to the President's speech the night before. SEE ALSO: President Obama's emotional tribute to his family will have you tearing up Walking out to Stevie Wonder's "Please Don't Go," performed by house band The Roots, Michelle was thanked repeatedly by Fallon for her appearances on the show. "I just want to personally say thank you for being our only first family that we've had since we've started Late Night we've been doing bits and sketches together," Fallon said. Read more... More about The Tonight Show , The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon , Tv , Television , and Videos
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Bleacher Report
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Female Wrestlers Morgan's Slow Climb Ember Moon stands several rungs above Kay, who remains well above Morgan. The Triple Threat match between the three wrestlers on Wednesday's NXT was a reminder of that hierarchy. Moon looked like a championship contender. Kay showed off her improved heel acumen. Morgan still looks like a novice. She's too often unnatural in the ring. Her movements feel forced. And her strikes were the worst of the bunch. Moon and Kay knocked each other around with solid forearm shots; Morgan dished out a flaccid attack. Her exuberance and strong handle on her gimmick will help Morgan, but her ring work needs a ton of improvement moving forward. Predictions The Revival will be among the first WWE call-ups of 2017. Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder have been tearing it up too long on the developmental brand not to get a shot on the main roster.
Bike EXIF
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It couldnt be any XS650 though—we wanted a 1972 in particular. We happen to love the tank from that model year.” Cognito sourced a donor XS locally; an abandoned chopper project. Almost three years later, they finally got started on it. “As we started tearing the bike down we knew we wanted to do something a little different with this bike,” says Devin. “We've struggled finding beauty in the XS platform and really wanted to nail it.” “As with most of our builds, we wanted the bike to look like it could've came from the manufacturer's design studio.” Cognito's nip-n-tuck of the XS650 is one of the neatest we've seen. It starts with a stout front end, complete with Yamaha R6 forks and the Brembo calipers from a Suzuki GSX-R. The arrangement's mated to the frame via a custom-made, retro-style' triple clamp, and even features a one-off front fender (it's been removed in some of the photos).
The Event Chronicle
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One government function it lacks: taxation. Museum admission fees, stamp and souvenir sales, and contributions generate the Vatican’s revenue. St. Peter’s Basilica sits atop a city of the dead, including its namesake’s tomb. A Roman necropolis stood on Vatican Hill in pagan times. When a great fire leveled much of Rome in A.D. 64, Emperor Nero, seeking to shift blame from himself, accused the Christians of starting the blaze. He executed them by burning them at the stake, tearing them apart with wild beasts and crucifying them. Among those crucified was St. Peterdisciple of Jesus Christ, leader of the Apostles and the first bishop of Rome—who was supposedly buried in a shallow grave on Vatican Hill. By the fourth century and official recognition of the Christian religion in Rome, Emperor Constantine began construction of the original basilica atop the ancient burial ground with what was believed to be the tomb of St.
The Event Chronicle
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“Did you notice the light extending out from the sun and around the cube?” he asked on his blog. “The light is going out further than other places around the sun. This means the light is reflecting off the dark surface of the UFO and the UFO is getting hit by the Sun’s heat.” If this object is indeed a physical UFO, it definitely has a vetted interest in our Sun. Many UFO experts believe aliens could harness the power of our star and transform it into energy they could use. Some even speculate that the Sun’s immense power output could be manipulated into tearing the space-time around it, opening up a wormhole for the aliens to use. The precise geometric form of the enigmatic presence could be enough to suspect it has an artificial origin. But that origin could be more prosaic than you think. NASA maintains that it is an image artifact, the result of cameras recalibrating themselves.
Daily Mail - Travel
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Fabian Lentsch, 24, and his friends were filmed as they skied down a near-vertical desert peak in the Qeshm Island desert, a few miles off the southern coast of Iran.
Adweek
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Then, after placing them in a trance, he gets them to relive them. Some of the results produce major lulzits a vision of adults wilding out in living rooms, tearing open presents, peering up the chimney for Santa, and beating the crap out of tiny drums. But there are also touching moments, like when a woman nudges a curtain open to discover snowfall, or an older man pantomimes the act of skating over the carpet. And theres the gigglingthat cup-runneth-over, tinkling-bell sound that tickles inside you and makes one guy keel over, clutching his tummy. Were moved, despite ourselves. And when Jones snaps them back awake, its as if theyve returned from a faraway dreamstill clutching wrapping paper, or on the floor, holding a very small drumstick. This isnt the time for debating the merits of hypnosis, or for whipping out that one time you tried it to quit smoking and it didnt work.
Daily Mail - India
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Mental Floss
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The pale, eyeless deep-sea crabs are better known for tearing each other to pieces.
Daily Mail - Australia
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The 46-year-old actress has repeatedly spoken out against the church since she left in 2013. In a new PAPER essay, she says she wants to keep fighting and hopes the government will go after them.
MacRumors
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The Huffington Post
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Years ago there were two types of contests, one was weightlifting and the other was bodybuilding. They never crossed paths in the beginning because Bob Hoffman, who ran the weightlifting, didn't like Joe Weider, who ran the bodybuilding. It wasn't till years later that Bob accepted it and put the bodybuilders in his magazine. He knew they were popular and were a bigger draw because of the visual effects of it. Along with the bodybuilding contests, many of the competitors did feats of strength at the shows. Chuck Sipes was famous for bending big metal rods, tearing phone books and punching railroad spikes through boards with his hands. Bill Pearl, who was a top bodybuilder, would rip phone books in half with his hands and these strength feats were a big audience favorite at the shows. Mike Dayton -- who was also a bodybuilder -- would hang himself by the neck and survive.
Daily Mail - USA
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UFC star Sage Northcutt recently took to Twitter to share a video of himself twisting a piece of fruit in two.
MacRumors
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Apple called me from Cupertino. They put together a group of engineers to get to the root of this. I re-created the incident while I was on the phone with them and sent them the log files of the crash. They also want to "capture" my MacBook Pro with all the files on it to investigate more. The most common symptoms reported by users include brightly colored flickering, full-screen checkerboard patterns, screen tearing, and other visual artifacts. Affected systems may subsequently experience unresponsiveness or a kernel panic, sometimes resulting in the MacBook Pro crashing. 15-inch MacBook Pro with AMD Radeon Pro 460 graphics with full-screen visual artifacts The high-end 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar and built-to-order AMD Radeon Pro 460 graphics appears to be most commonly afflicted, but several users have reported similar issues on 15-inch models equipped with standard AMD Radeon Pro 450 or AMD Radeon Pro 455 GPUs as well.
Sputnik International
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A popular Japanese actress showed up on social media in a beautiful white and orange dress. A video shows her tearing off and eating a piece of her ensemble in the middle of the photo shoot.
Daily Mail - USA
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This is the terrifying moment a waterspout touched down in Florida, before tearing into the coast - one of two such waterspouts seen making landfall in the state on Wednesday.
AFP News Agency
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