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Transformers: The Boring Version

Megatron, such a naughty transformer. I wonder if Michael Bay director of the Transformers Saga would be up to the challenge of creating a literal Transformers movie. Come on, man, there’s definitely an opportunity for some major sparks and explosions, perhaps even some light electrocution. This version of Transformers might not be quite as exciting as the real deal, but ...

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Netflix Recommendations Are Getting Way Too Specific

If you’re a Netflix subscriber you’ve undoubtedly seen the company’s gradual specificity of their genre recommendations. It probably has something to do with integrating the algorithms of those companies who were lucky enough to win the two original contests to improve the company’s recommendation engine. Recommendations have moved from days of stunning vagueness, the most basic of categorizations, to the ...

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Comics Made with CAPTCHAs

CAPTCHAs are good for other things beside security and the occasional laugh. For one, they can fulfill dreams. They can destroy dreams too. They can be the stuff of our nightmares. But they can also be inspirational. These CAPTCHAs inspired an artist to create comics devoted to the word combinations. These internet security-inspired comics are so cool and so puntastic ...

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The 39 Types of People You Will Meet on Twitter and Facebook

I would add something pithy, perhaps a sub-type they missed, but this about sums it up. Oh, wait! And hashtag abusers, you know the ones…. #TCOT #Right #Conservative #Palin. And I just thought of another one – the people who share links in bulk, so a chunk of 8 tweets from the same person will show up in a row, ...

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Fibonacci Pigeons

By definition, the first two Fibonacci numbers are 0 and 1, and each subsequent number is the sum of the previous two. The first few digits of the Fibonacci string are 0 ,1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21… so on an so forth. If you look close enough, Fibonacci can be found damn near everywhere in nature and ...

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Judge Judy Slowed Down to Half Speed is Strangely Amusing

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if marijuana was legalized? Probably something like this. YouTube user iMakeUTubeVideos took a particularly ridiculous Judge Judy session and slowed it down to half-speed. What are the results? A bunch of people that sound like a very drunk Bill Cosby.

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Prank Your Friends with the iArm

Apple accessories have become such an epidemic that at first glance, this product is totally believable, and then you see someone with a plate strapped to their arm and that little part of your brain that makes you scream “FAKE!” in the comment box emits a slight twinge of activity. The iArm is in fact, a prank pack, but not ...

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The Facebook Wall of Historical Events: Part II

Yeah, that’s right. History is still here guys. Preserved through time on stone tablets and cave paintings. Archaeologists recently uncovered an ancient hard drive from the sands of Egypt. And held on that hard drive was an archive of the Facebook statuses that changed history. In part II of Facebook history, Cool Material explores The Crusades, Pearl Harbor, the parting ...

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The Fast Food Mafia: Woke Up This Morning, Got Yourself a Bun

With Ron the Don, it’s always personal. Screw business. Did Wendy launch an ad campaign against the family? Well, business is going to have to suffer. Meet the true kingpins behind the New Jersey of the food industry, the Fast Food Mafia. You thought Ronald was dead? Think again. Just stay clear of the drive-by deep fryings and believing their ...

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Heeeeeere’s Mario!: The Shining Meets the Mushroom Kingdom

I blame this all on the princess. And partly on Steven King. But mostly on the princess. Look, don’t you think after the third or fourth time you were abducted you’d maybe start to consider a safer security system? You’ve driven the poor man crazy. All Mario wanted to do was finally retire from his days of princess rescuing and ...

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