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Board Question #92251: Nebula and Tony Stark must've been on that spaceship together ...

Q: Dear 100 Hour Board,Nebula and Tony Stark must've been on that spaceship together for a pretty a long time. Do you think they ever...you know...- A: Lenny, Smelled each other's farts? Yep. I think they did.  Babalugats A: Dear Lenny, The Wikipedia page for Nebula claims that, in accordance with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, " Every time she lost a sparring match, Thanos subjected Nebula to torturous mutilation, replacing parts of her body with cybernetic enhancements for further improve...
Tags: Wikipedia, Thanos, Luciana, Lenny, Tony Stark


Wikipedia To Fight Turkey Ban in European Human Rights Court

Wikmedia, the foundation that runs Wikipedia said Thursday it had filed a lawsuit with the European Court of Human Rights to lift Turkey's two-year block on the online encyclopedia. From a report: Wikipedia said the ban violates fundamental freedoms, including the right to freedom of expression, which is guaranteed under the European Convention. The application, which was announced today during a press call, comes after Wikipedia's "continued and exhaustive" attempts to overturn the ban in Turki...
Tags: Wikipedia, Tech, Turkey, European Court Of Human Rights, European Human Rights Court, Katherine Maher Wikimedia


Boom wants to build a supersonic jet for mainstream passengers; here’s its game plan

While much of the world remains fixated on the competition to build autonomous cars, there’s another race that’s gaining momentum fast. It centers on supersonic jets that can fly faster than the speed of sound, or 767 miles per hour. Indeed, while most commercial airliners today fly at between 400 and 650 miles per hour — largely because it’s more economical to burn fuel more slowly — a spate of startups is borrowing from the age of the legendary Concorde to build planes that they say will fly a...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Transportation, Y Combinator, New York, London, Wikipedia, Boston, Groupon, Tech, Atlanta, Shanghai, Venture Capital, Tokyo, Virgin Group, Boom


Asymmetric warfare: someone is pulling emergency brakes on NYC subway cars

Modern metropolises are teeming with police and national guards at the ready. They are well-equipped for dealing with riots, hostage situations, and the like. But they can't do much against people who wage asymmetric warfare. One person (or maybe a few people) were able to shut down London Gatwick Airport during the busy holiday season last year by flying drones near the runway. "The reports caused major disruption," says Wikipedia, "affecting approximately 140,000 passengers and 1,000 flights."...
Tags: Post, News, NYC, Wikipedia, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Jalopnik, Flatbush Avenue, London Gatwick Airport, Infrastructure Jamming


Asymmetric warfare: someone is pulling emergencys brake on NYC subway cars

Modern metropolises are teeming with police and national guards at the ready. They are well-equipped with dealing with riots, hostage situations, and the like. But they can't do much against people who wage asymmetric warfare. One person (or maybe a few people) were able to shut down London Gatwick Airport during the busy holiday season last year by flying drones near the runway. "The reports caused major disruption," says Wikipedia, "affecting approximately 140,000 passengers and 1,000 flights....
Tags: Post, News, NYC, Wikipedia, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Jalopnik, Flatbush Avenue, London Gatwick Airport, Infrastructure Jamming


China Has Blocked Access To Wikipedia In All Languages

The obvious explanation would be that the 20th anniversary of the Tienanmen Square massacre is upcoming (June 4). “When Wikipedia’s official account tweeted that the reasons for the total block were ‘unknown to us,’ a Shanghai-based user responded, ‘Don’t be daft.'” – Slate
Tags: Art, Wikipedia, Shanghai, Issues, Don, Tienanmen Square, 05.21.19


Disbanding the etymological League of Nations

Bad and good news should alternate. Last week (Oxford Etymologist, May 15, 2019), we witnessed the denigration of everything that is Dutch. But the devil is not as black as he is painted, and the word Dutch occurs in a few positive contexts. More than a century ago, the English knew the phrase to stoke the Dutchman. It meant “to keep the steam up” and referred to the Flying Dutchman, the fastest train on the Great Western Railway. To be sure, the original Flying Dutchman was a legendary ghost sh...
Tags: Books, Wikipedia, Russia, America, Pennsylvania, United States, Moscow, Geneva, Napoleon, Merriam Webster, Richard Wagner, League of Nations, GWR, Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons, Swabia, James A H Murray


"McDonald's has made the decision to stop selling milkshakes when there's a Brexit rally nearby... Burger King U.K. came under fire after tweeting, 'Dear people of Scotland. We're selling milkshakes all weekend. Have fun.'"

From "Throwing milkshakes as a political statement makes a splash in Britain" (CBS News).Is the entire cup thrown at the person or just the contents? I'm not sure, but this "milkshaking" seems to be the same activity as pie-throwing (where, usually, it's shaving cream in a pie tin, smashed into a person's face). I guess for milkshaking you don't need to get as close, and it's easy to buy your loaded weapon in a fast-food joint. In the UK, there's debate about whether this should actually be call...
Tags: UK, Protest, Law, Scotland, Wikipedia, US, Britain, United Kingdom, Andy Warhol, Mcdonald's, Kubrick, Parliament, Brexit, Kay, McDonald, Robinson


3 ‘Outdated’ Marketing Tactics That Still Work

By James Lintzer Marketing tactics are constantly evolving—what works today, might not work tomorrow. The business landscape is always changing, as new platforms emerge, more competition arises, and new marketing strategies are implemented. Customers change, too. Their priorities, the devices they use, and their expectations for brand values are constantly adapting to new environments and opportunities. Many marketing tactics that used to be popular are now considered outdated in the face of new...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Wikipedia, Marketing, Sales, Nike, Facebook Messenger, Reddit, Qr Codes, TOMS, Venmo, Search Engine Optimization, James, Justdoit, James Lintzer


Rogess: chess with roguelike combat

Roguelike games (previously) are "a subgenre of role-playing video game characterized by a dungeon crawl through procedurally generated levels, turn-based gameplay, tile-based graphics, and permanent death of the player character" (Wikipedia). Jonathan Lessard and Pippin Barr's Rogess is a mashup of roguelike combat and chess, for two players ("mediocre AI available" -Pippin Barr), built from HTML5 elements and playable on mobile devices. Barr calls it "Surprisingly fun and different to re...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Games, Floss, News, Wikipedia, Github, Barr, Roguelike, Pippin Barr, Jonathan Lessard


Steinel Ammunition Introduces 8x22mm Ammo for Nambu Type 14 and Type 94 Pistols

Steinel Ammunition Co. 8x22mm Nambu Type 14 and 94 ammunition Twinsburg, Ohio (Ammoland.com) – To collectors of military small arms, the Type 94 Nambu pistol is a popular choice. Now, Steinel Ammunition has developed a new round specifically for the Type 94 and Type 14 Nambu pistols. The 83gr. FMJ round comes 25 to a box and has the “8×22 Nambu” head stamp on the brass casing. With a muzzle velocity of 1,040 FPS, it shoots clean and consistently, making it an ideal round for target plinking. ...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, China, Wikipedia, Thailand, Pacific, Siam, Imperial Japanese Army, Japanese Imperial Army, John Browning, Mauser, Japanese Army, Ammunition News, Ammunition, Nambu, William B Ruger


A History of Land Art in the American West, Part III

Source: The Center for Land Use Interpretation. As installation begins at the Texas site for Long Now’s monumental 10,000 Year Clock, it’s worth taking a step back to examine the Clock’s larger artistic context and its place in the history of Land Art in the American West. Long Now’s staff and many of the individuals working on the project and serving on our board have drawn inspiration for the 10,000 Year Clock, and its placement in the remote landscape of West Texas, from these Land A...
Tags: Landscape, Utah, Spacex, Texas, Colorado, Wikipedia, Future, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, City, Nasa, United States, Chile, Arizona, Nevada


The History of PC Hardware, in Pictures

We all use personal computers, and we all take them for granted in our everyday lives. It’s easy to forget that PCs have only been around for a couple of decades, and initially were nowhere near the powerhouses we have on our desks today. For example, did you know that the first “portable” computer weighed 25 kg (55 lb) and cost close to $20,000? Or that the first laser printer was big enough to fill up most of a room? Or even, that you basically had to build the first Apple computer yourself? T...
Tags: Apple, Photos, Technology, Hardware, Microsoft, Navy, Wikipedia, US, Blogging, Intel, History, Nasa, Pc, Computers, Engineering, Spock


Colorado Republican & Columbine Survivor Favors Guns in Schools

Opinion Colorado state Rep. Patrick Neville, a 45th District Republican, supports allowing armed teachers on school campuses. (Screen snip, YouTube, KUSA 9News) U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Colorado state House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, a third-term Republican, supports legislation to allow concealed handguns on school campuses and defended that position recently in an interview with NPR, and the second-generation lawmaker has a unique perspective: he’s a survivor of the 1999 Columbine Hi...
Tags: Florida, Guns, Colorado, Senate, Wikipedia, Gop, House, Npr, City Council, Republican, Seattle, Denver, Nra, Columbine, Brady, Neville


Geek Trivia: What Is The Name of Wikipedia’s “Official” Theme Song?

What Is The Name of Wikipedia’s “Official” Theme Song? Knowledge Is Power Hotel Wikipedia He's Misstra Know-It-All Wiki DanceThink you know the answer?
Tags: Crafts, Wikipedia


listening to joni: #8: hejira

Hejira, 1976 Front CoverPhoto by Norman Seeff; Frozen lake by Wisconsin. Hejira snuck up on me.I heard it was "wordy," "cold," and "cerebral" and that the music was "abstract". I didn't know what that meant, but it didn't seem good.On the radio station I listened to as a teenager, one of the last holdouts of independent rock radio, "Song for Sharon" had heavy rotation. That's no surprise, as it's a thoroughly New York City song. I would hear it in the background, when I was driving or ...
Tags: Travel, Frozen, Music, Wikipedia, New York City, Mtv, Amelia Earhart, Wisconsin, Joni Mitchell, Staten Island, Mitchell, Jaco Pastorius, Amelia, Jacó, Beale Street, Sharon


How an immigration crackdown is hurting UK startups

The two people who sat down in reception without an appointment would not leave the startup’s office until the end of the day. Two months later, a letter followed informing the company it had been suspended from the United Kingdom’s register of licensed sponsors, the database of companies the government has approved to employee foreign workers. The business had 20 working days from the typed date to make “representations” and submit “evidence” and “supporting documents” to counter the “believed”...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Europe, UK, London, China, Wikipedia, US, Tech, Eu, Conservative, European Union, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Getty Images, Britain, Theresa May


the north island report: alert bay, eagles, and our first ontario visitors (photos to follow)

When we moved to Port Hardy, I was sure that none of our Ontario friends would ever visit. It's so far away, and not an easy place to travel to. I was so happy to be wrong! Two sets of close friends have reason to be in Vancouver this year, and are adding on some Vancouver Island vacation, including staying with us for a few days. This makes me so happy!Our friends [email protected] and sM were here this past week. The timing was a bit mad -- our first days with the full pack of five -- but it was also very fo...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Wikipedia, US, Canada, Washington Dc, Indigenous Peoples, Vancouver, Grant, Allan, Bay, North Island, Ontario, Tennyson, Alert Bay, Potlatch


Wikipedia Is 'Doing Very Well Financially', Says Co-Founder Jimmy Wales

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said this week that the free online encyclopedia is in good financial shape, although increasing mobile phone use may cut into future donations. From a report: "We are doing very well financially," Wales told AFP ahead of Vivatech, a Paris tech fair for start-up companies. "We spend less than we bring in every year," he said. Wikipedia had "never been really good" at attracting major donors, with most of its money coming from people each giving around 15 euros ($...
Tags: Apple, Wales, Wikipedia, Tech, Paris, Jimmy Wales, Afp, Vivatech, Wikipedia Is Doing Very Well Financially Says Co


Get 50% off your TNW2020 tickets

Last week, we celebrated the 14th edition of TNW Conference. 17,500 people visited from across the globe to discuss the future of tech. Without a doubt, it was the greatest edition we’ve organized. We had a stronger lineup than ever before, including speakers like Guy Kawasaki, Apple’s original marketer, and Larry Sanger, co-founder of Wikipedia. Our venue was new, too – we moved to NDSM in Amsterdam North, so we could offer more stages and, more importantly, more food trucks. The location’s art...
Tags: Startups, Wikipedia, Events, Insider, Amsterdam North, Larry Sanger, NDSM, TNW2019, Guy Kawasaki Apple


10 Basic SEO Tips to Index + Rank New Content Faster - Whiteboard Friday

Posted by Cyrus-ShepardIn SEO, speed is a competitive advantage. When you publish new content, you want users to find it ranking in search results as fast as possible. Fortunately, there are a number of tips and tricks in the SEO toolbox to help you accomplish this goal. Sit back, turn up your volume, and let Cyrus Shepard show you exactly how in this week's Whiteboard Friday. [Note: #3 isn't covered in the video, but we've included in the post below. Enjoy!] Click on the whit...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, Seo, New York Times, Reddit, Toyota, Bing, YOAST, Hacker News, Google Google, Cyrus Shepard, Speechpad, Richard Baxter, SEO WordPress, David Sottimano


USATF suspends two-time Olympic champion Angelo Taylor

USA Track & Field suspended two-time Olympic champion Angelo Taylor Thursday, hours after the Southern California News Group revealed that he was coaching at a suburban Atlanta youth track club despite being arrested twice in 2005 for child molestation. “Accordingly, this individual is prohibited from participating, in any capacity, in any activity or competition authorized by, organized by, sanctioned by, or under the auspices of USATF or the USOC, and/or any Local Affiliated Organizations of U...
Tags: Usa, Wikipedia, Sports, Linkedin, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Indianapolis, Soccer, Olympics, Taylor, Dekalb County, Kennedy, Association, Corey Taylor, Jarvis


On the Visual Thesaurus: The language of e-scooters

My May column for the Visual Thesaurus talks about how we talk about e-scooters, the rentable two-wheelers from companies like Lime, Bird, Skip, and Spin that have swooped into San Francisco, Oakland, and many other cities.   Lime e-scooters at a downtown Oakland BART station.   Full access is restricted to subscribers for three months; here’s an excerpt: Today’s electric scooters weigh between 25 and 40 pounds and are sometimes called LEVs, or “light electric vehicles.” (Almost ...
Tags: Transportation, Wikipedia, Linguistics, Lingo, Oakland BART, San Francisco Oakland, Nancy Friedman, Visual Thesaurus, Lime Bird Skip


I've owned an Amazon Echo for over 3 years now — here are my 19 favorite features (AMZN)

I activated my Amazon Echo for the first time in December 2015, and it's since become one of my favorite tech gadgets ever. I've outlined my favorite features to get the most out of Amazon's Echo devices. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon's family of Echo speakers are some of the most popular gifts right now, so many people are activating their Echo units for the first time. Here's what you need to know: These speakers, which can respond to either "Alexa," "Amazon," o...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Wikipedia, Trends, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Cavaliers, Boston Children s Hospital, Alexa Amazon, Kanye Amazon Echo, Alexa app Alexa, Spotify Amazon Echo, NPR ESPN


EY Expands Its Reach Even Further into the Legal Services Arena

Detail from Above the Law article on EY’s acquisition of Pangea3 In early April, Ernst & Young (EY) announced that it had acquired the legal outsourcing service provider Pangea3 from Thomson Reuters, increasing the intensity of the accounting giant’s assault on the legal services industry. Robert Ambrogi at Above the Law warns that the move “does not bode well for law firms.” Pangea3 was originally established in 2005 to provide legal outsourcing to law professionals in India. A profile on Wiki...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Law, Wikipedia, India, United States, Ey, Law Firm Strategy, Law Firm Technology, Law Firm Economics, Above the Law, Thomson Reuters, Law Firm Design, Robert Ambrogi, Ernst & Young, Ambrogi


Olympic champ Angelo Taylor continues to coach despite guilty plea in Georgia case

Two-time Olympic champion Angelo Taylor posted a reminder on his Instagram Sunday. “Summer track season begins!!” Taylor, the 2000 and 2008 Olympic 400 meter hurdles gold medalist, wrote. “Parent meeting tomorrow Monday May 13th at 6:15 p.m. Dm for inquiries.” Next to the message was a photo of Taylor’s business card as head coach of the East Atlanta Track Club. In addition to Taylor’s contact information the card also read “USATF Certified Coach.” Taylor continues to coach young athletes despit...
Tags: Usa, London, News, Congress, Wikipedia, Sports, Linkedin, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Indianapolis, Beijing, Soccer, Olympics, Ncaa, Taylor


Grape buds

Not to be confused with "Grape Nuts," an American breakfast cereal which, by the way, Wikipedia explains is made from neither grapes nor nuts. Discuss. The immature grape bunches are pointing skyward now, but as they grow, they'll bend toward the ground. These little buds will open into barely perceptible flowers soon and, once pollinated, will become tiny bunches of grapes. The grapes will spend the summer growing and ripening until harvest time. The main activity right now out in the vineyar...
Tags: Travel, Wikipedia, WCS, The Vineyard


OR Republicans & Dems Kill Gun Sweeping Control Bill in Education Deal

Opinion In a deal to pass a major education package in Oregon, Democrats agreed to abandon a sweeping gun control measure, according to published reports. U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Beaver State gun owners are breathing easier in the aftermath of a GOP legislative maneuver that saw state Senate Republicans return to the chamber floor this week to help pass a major education funding bill, because Democrats agreed to kill a sweeping gun control package in exchange, according to the Salem Statesm...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Wikipedia, Gop, House, Portland, Salem, Npr, Seattle, Nra, Willamette Valley, State Legislature, Columbia River, Burdick


Oregon Republicans and Democrats Kill Sweeping Gun Control Bill

Opinion In a deal to pass a major education package in Oregon, Democrats agreed to abandon a sweeping gun control measure, according to published reports. U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Beaver State gun owners are breathing easier in the aftermath of a GOP legislative maneuver that saw state Senate Republicans return to the chamber floor this week to help pass a major education funding bill, because Democrats agreed to kill a sweeping gun control package in exchange, according to the Salem Statesm...
Tags: Guns, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Wikipedia, Gop, House, Portland, Salem, Npr, Bill, Seattle, Nra, Willamette Valley, State Legislature, Columbia River


The smog is so bad in Mexico City that officials are telling people to stay indoors

Mexico City has declared a smog emergency, warning residents to avoid spending time outdoors. From Mexico News Daily: At least 23 fires were reported in Mexico City yesterday, affecting nearly all of the capital’s 16 boroughs and contributing to poor air quality. To avoid possible respiratory ailments, the commission recommended that residents remain indoors with windows and doors shut, and avoid intense exercise or other outdoor recreational activities. According to Wikipedia: "after loosenin...
Tags: Post, News, Wikipedia, Mexico City, Smog, Greater Mexico City Ciudad de México