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Ashton Kutcher Dons Brownface In Racist Pop Chips Ad, Anil Dash Offers Advice On How to Fix the Problem

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Mr. Kutcher Prolific tech investor Ashton Kutcher made a major flub in his new advertising campaign for Pop Chips out today, although you wouldn't know it by reading the industry press. Thankfully, Anil Dash was there to call it like he sees it, as Mr. Dash is wont to do....
Ashton Kutcher Dons Brownface In Racist Pop Chips Ad, Anil Dash Offers Advice On How to Fix the Problem
The Classics: 'Dark City'

Clio Grabs $6 Million To Help Bring Small Legal Practices To The Cloud

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Lawyers have long been the punchline for jokes, whether it be for their ambulance chasing ways, or for having a penchant for greed and chaos, or charging an armload for their services. However, there are a number of services out there that are trying to make the legal profession’s web...
Clio Grabs $6 Million To Help Bring Small Legal Practices To The Cloud

If You Thought Copyright Was A Mess On Earth, What Does It Look Like In Space?

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Assuming you haven't been under a rock, there's a decent chance that you've seen astronaut Chris Hadfield's rendition of David Bowie's Space Oddity (with the lyrics conveniently changed to skip the whole dying in space part). The video was released just before Hadfield returned to earth, and completely fit with...
If You Thought Copyright Was A Mess On Earth, What Does It Look Like In Space?

Rumor Roundup: Eric Schmidt Had a Long Talk with Julian Assange, Plus Randi Zuckerberg Went to Japan

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Cold as Schmidt Here’s a little digital memento from AllThingsDigital’s D: Dive Into Mobile conference: This is what it looks like when, rather than answering your question, Google chairman Eric Schmidt slices to the proverbial bone. Speaking of Mr. Schmidt, goodies from his upcoming book, The New Digital Age: Reshaping the...
Rumor Roundup: Eric Schmidt Had a Long Talk with Julian Assange, Plus Randi Zuckerberg Went to Japan

Romney campaign builds iOS, Android app for VP announcement

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Here’s one way to get people to download your app: announce that it’s the first place you’re going to reveal the highly anticipated choice of your running mate. That’s what 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign did on Tuesday. The free app is (rather unimaginatively) titled “Mitt’s VP.” It’s...
Romney campaign builds iOS, Android app for VP announcement

Thomas Cooley Law School's Reputation Is In The Dumps... So It's Thinking About Changing Its Name

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We've written a few times about the Thomas M. Cooley law school -- a 4th tier, bottom of the barrel law school known for letting in a very high percentage of the people who apply... and also for coming up with its own ranking system (which includes "total volumes in...
Thomas Cooley Law School's Reputation Is In The Dumps... So It's Thinking About Changing Its Name

Lee Ridley: making comedy out of silence

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Gary Evans meets Lee Ridley, the joker with cerebral palsy who's aiming to take the staleness out of comedyA sense of apprehension fills the club as Lee Ridley, who has cerebral palsy and cannot speak, walks on stage. As he jabs at his iPad, awkward laughter trickles through the capacity crowd. Then,...
Lee Ridley: making comedy out of silence

When Even Hilarious Web Comic Artists Are Mocking The Insanity Of The Patent System...

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... isn't it about time that we recognize the patent system is really, really broken? Courtesy of the always awesome Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal (and my friend Tom who sent this over), I present to you, yet another example of "the patent system" being a punchline: Also, I splork we...
When Even Hilarious Web Comic Artists Are Mocking The Insanity Of The Patent System...
Facebook Would Like You to Give It Some Money, Starts Selling Actually Desirable Things

Microsoft launches Xbox Music: What you need to know

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Let's face it, Zune is a joke--literally. It was a punchline on The Simpsons just last week. Although many of the Zune products earned high marks from the press, the brand has become the poster child for "that me-too gadget nobody really wants." Rather than put more weight behind...
Microsoft launches Xbox Music: What you need to know

Glory Be To The Window Seat: A Bizarre 'Spiritual' Defense Of The FAA's Airplane Gadget Ban

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By now, you've probably heard the news that the FAA is reconsidering its policies on using electronic devices on airplanes. In truth this is primarily a technical issue, coupled with an administrative question of who will pay to actually test devices, but that hasn't stopped some people from expressing their...
Glory Be To The Window Seat: A Bizarre 'Spiritual' Defense Of The FAA's Airplane Gadget Ban

Try Soul Compare to assess the value of your soul and maybe even trade it for something questionable

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Internet trickster Tom Scott has created a site called ‘Soul Compare‘ that has a little message in the madness. Never one to miss a punchline, Scott described Soul Compare as “…a new startup that’ll disrupt the old and slow soul-selling industry. No more midnight meetings at deserted crossroads; instead, your soul...
Try Soul Compare to assess the value of your soul and maybe even trade it for something questionable

Dealing with trolls: a guide

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If you tweet or blog, they're a fact of life. But don't let the trolls get you down. Here's how to fight back1. Know your troll. A troll is someone who persistently seeks to derail rational discourse through mindless abuse, needling, hectoring, or even threats of violence. A troll is...
Dealing with trolls: a guide
With The New iPad, Apple Accelerates; With The iPad Mini, It's Pedal To The Metal

Android's market share is a 'joke,' and Apple 'owns the high end of the market'

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Android’s market share is a joke, and most tech writers aren’t getting the punchline. That, at least, is the opinion of John Kirk, a “recovering attorney,” financial advisor, business coach, and investor who penned an interesting column recently...
Android's market share is a 'joke,' and Apple 'owns the high end of the market'

April Fools' Day: did you fall for any of these internet pranks?

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A roundup of some of Sunday's better gags (and ones that didn't go over so well) from around the web and on the campaign trailFor decades April Fools' Day has given the media a great excuse to let down its hair a little. Actually, make that centuries: one of the...
April Fools' Day: did you fall for any of these internet pranks?
Bored, impressed, and giddy: Our final thoughts on E3 2012 (with photos)

CollegeHumor Launches Bout, a Photo Game App

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CollegeHumor today is launching a social photo-taking game for iPhone called Bout, where players compete by submitting photos that answer funny prompts. In a game of Bout, one player chooses a prompt like “Something you wouldn’t want to find in your bed,” or “You’d be surprised I own,” and friends...
CollegeHumor Launches Bout, a Photo Game App
Klout dips into Q&A and local commerce with launch of new questions feature

Microsoft Has Alienated US Troops With Always-Online Xbox One - Troops Look To PS4

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Boy did the Xbox One make a splash when Microsoft revealed that the console had to be connected to the Internet to play games past 24 hours. We decided to talk to a few Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers about what this will mean for gaming in the military. It's worth...
Microsoft Has Alienated US Troops With Always-Online Xbox One - Troops Look To PS4
Microsoft Tells Facebook It Already Made A People-First Phone, Calling The Whole Concept Into Question
West Virginia: Library's $20,000 router cost more than the building

Formal Logic Club

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I've been laughing at this for weeks. It's too good not to share. The first rule of Formal Logic Club is you do not prove the consistency of Formal Logic Club. The second rule of Formal Logic Club is you do not prove the inconsistency of Formal Logic Club. —...
Formal Logic Club

Microsoft adding music playback capabilities to SkyDrive, perhaps taking Xbox Music to iOS, Android

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If you are excited about Xbox Music, Microsoft’s new music service that has replaced the never-quite-there Zune product that was loved by some, but remained a punchline for others, something good may be just around the corner. Microsoft has long hinted at adding the ability to have your music library...
Microsoft adding music playback capabilities to SkyDrive, perhaps taking Xbox Music to iOS, Android

This year, SXSW trades social media hype for actually cool shit

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Amid mounting cries that SXSW sucks, this might actually be the year the festival turns that around. It can do that by eschewing the social media roots that got it here in favor of actual, real, hard technology. This year’s void in overhyped social media apps means there is room for something...
This year, SXSW trades social media hype for actually cool shit

John Mellencamp: Thou Shalt Not Permit The Internet To Derail Our Gravy Train

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We've written about John Mellencamp's anti-internet rants before, but this latest one doesn't just take the cake, it takes the whole bakery and turns it into a reality show on the Learning Channel, but with more melodrama and an even looser definition of learning. There's almost too much to unpack...
John Mellencamp: Thou Shalt Not Permit The Internet To Derail Our Gravy Train

Five Foot Lego Blackberry Adds Punchline Functionality [BlackBerry]

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Five Foot Lego Blackberry Adds Punchline Functionality [BlackBerry]

seldo: This ad is actually pretty awful: badly scripted, with...

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seldo: This ad is actually pretty awful: badly scripted, with mediocre camerawork, direction, and acting. There's no subtlety, and the punchline has all the humor of a dropped brick. But on the other hand, yay. Yeah, pretty bad across the board. ...
seldo: This ad is actually pretty awful: badly scripted, with...

RIAA: The Pirate Bay is The Worst of The Worst

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Two weeks ago The Pirate Bay redirected the site to a Swedish .se domain, safely outside the reach of US authorities. This change hasn’t gone unnoticed by the RIAA, as Vice President Mitch Glazier just published a scathing reply. Describing The Pirate Bay as one of the worst offenders, the...
RIAA: The Pirate Bay is The Worst of The Worst
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