The New York Times—or more specifically their standards editor Phil Corbett—has decreed that the use of the word “tweet” is no longer welcome in the pages of the famed newspaper. His reasoning? Some social-media fans may disagree, but outside of ornithological contexts, “tweet” has not yet achieved the status of standard English. And standard English […]
This has to be the one of the best supergirl costumes we’ve ever seen, and the photographer, flickr user JLinto, couldn’t have possibly picked a better model for the role. Hit the jump for 3 other pics.
We use the Internet for a lot of things…paying the bills, reading the news, keeping in touch with old friends, but a growing trend if finding your mate online. More people than ever are utilizing dating services and many are finding success. You have seen the commercials, now it’s time to read the stats on […]
In the following video, the founder of 4chan, a controversial, uncensored online imageboard, describes its subculture, some of the Internet “memes” it has launched, and the incident in which its users managed a very public, precision hack of a mainstream media website. The talk raises questions about the power — and price — of anonymity.
The FIFA football World Cup begins this Friday: but don’t worry soccer-haters, this isn’t an article about the game itself. Instead, we’ll be taking a look at attempts to predict the outcome using facts and figures. Most people, let’s be honest, predict the results through a combination of guesswork and gut instinct. While there’s a […]
Watch as Adam Savage from Mythbusters performs “I Will Survive” as Gollum at w00tstock 2.2 in Chicago on 6/6/2010.
Following a long tradition of providing vaguely pointless diagnosis to fictional characters, a group of French psychologists have determined that Anakin Skywalker may have suffered from Borderline Personality Disorder – which is, according to the DSM, “a pervasive pattern of instability of interpersonal relationships, self-image and affects, as well as marked impulsivity, beginning by early […]
Pornography has been traded online since the 1980’s, even in the form of ascii art, and then, with the rise of the world wide web in the 1990s, adult websites began springing up everywhere. Here are the figures for the enormous world of Internet pornography industry.
In the following video, American psychologist Philip Zimbardo explains how our individual perspectives of time can affect our work, health and well-being. If you’ve got 10 minutes of free time, I highly recommend that you watch this video, and if not, come back later to do so. This is probably one of the most enlightening […]
Ladies and Gentlegeeks, let me present you with one of the most awesome and epic stein I’ve ever seen: The Smaug The Magnificent Stein. This +5 tankard of beer holding (not sure if this is actually possible, I haven’t played D&D in ages!) comes in two versions: The Epic Collection and the Legendary Collection editions, […]
Whitestone Motion Pictures presents Heartless: The Story of the Tin Man, a short movie based on the backstory of The Wizard of Oz. Featuring magnificent visuals and outstanding storytelling, Heartless is truly one the best short films I’ve ever seen online. If you’ve got a bit of free time today, make sure you watch every […]
Whatever your response to the ending of Lost, it probably centered on your approach to the flash-sideways sequences of season 6, both in the way everyone turned out to be connected in some manner, and the fact that it all took place in some form of subconsciousness and imagination. Those themes show up again in […]