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And they share a common linguistic gift.
All the people and tools you need to prepare for and understand the latest big storm to hit the eastern seaboard.
Radiohead's computer-life app, a song written on a butt in 1503, Flickr's 10th, the birth of aerial photography, and secrets in app form.
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A story seemingly stolen from the pages of a crime thriller, but far less comprehensible.
A power grid attack, arctic archaeology, synthetic biological failure, cancer culture, and a goat simulator.
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Microsofty tweets, a FAT Manual, stock-option funny business, academic torrents, and a most excellent typewriter-art ad.
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People will make art with any technology.
After a two-month hiatus, the Messenger spacecraft has resumed sending home images of the sun's closest companion.