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This Is What Tech’s Ugly Gender Problem Really Looks Like — Shortly after Kathryn Tucker started Red Rover, an app that showcases local events for kids, she pitched the idea to an angel investor at a New York tech event. But it didn't go over well. When she finished her pitch, the investor said he didn't invest in women.
Jul 28, 2014

RT @AngryBlackLady: The gender prob. is related to online abuse prob. | This Is What Tech’s Ugly Gender Problem Really Looks Like |…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @emmaroller: "I don’t like the way women think. They haven’t mastered linear thinking.”…

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The Most Intriguing Actors, Writers, and Directors at Comic-Con This Year — Nolan Gould, actor Why you know him: Modern Family On leisure time: "I'm just here on vacation-I'm kind of a nerd. I'm not doing any panels this year, so I'm going to other panels. I'm going to a NASA panel today, and then I'm going to Orphan Black tomorrow, which is my favorite show.
Jul 28, 2014

Sadly cut from this: Evangeline Lilly telling me "my mother thinks that the sun and the moon rise out of my ass."…

Jul 28, 2014

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Frank Miller’s Holy Terror Is Fodder for Anti-Islam Set — Frank Miller doesn't do things halfway. One of the true comic-book greats, he's created several of the most extraordinary stories ever to grace the art form. So perhaps it's fitting that now he's produced Holy Terror -- one of the most appalling, offensive and vindictive comics of all time.

In Photos: The Most Ridiculous Laws in America — We trust our lawmakers to pass legislation that will keep us safe and serve the greater public good. In every state's books, though, there are laws outlandish and weird enough to make you question those lawmakers' sanity.
Jul 28, 2014

In Photos: The Most Ridiculous Laws in America… too funny by @Wired

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"you’re more likely to be cited for jaywalking than selling a pickle that didn’t bounce"…

Jul 28, 2014

RT @WIRED: It's illegal to keep ice cream in your back pocket in Alabama...and other ridiculous US laws

Stunningly Lifelike Birds Made Entirely From Paper — I know, I understand. You see a headline about "paper birds" and worry that you've fallen through some wormhole to the other side of the design galaxy, over by the calligraphy Vimeos and motivational wall-hangings and all the other precious stuff that swirls around Etsy Major. Worry not.

The Iconic WWI Vehicle That Paved the Way for Modern Cars — World War I was shaped by new vehicles-planes, cars, tanks, zeppelins-that fundamentally changed warfare. The conflict also pushed the development of those technologies and put them through some of the toughest tests imaginable, either proving their worth or forcing their proponents to abandon them for another new idea.

Amazon’s Cloud Is Growing So Fast It’s Scaring Shareholders — Amazon has pulled off a pretty amazing trick over the past decade. It's invented and then built a nearly $5 billion cloud computing business catering to fickle software developers and put the rest of the technology industry on the defensive.
Jul 27, 2014

Amazon’s Cloud Is Growing So Fast It’s Scaring Shareholders | WIRED So it growing or shrinking? I'm confused.

A Wild Proposal for Domed Houses Made of Inflated Concrete — Covering a balloon with papier-mâché, letting it harden, and popping it to leave behind a delicate empty shell is a grade school arts and crafts tradition. For architect Nicoló Bini it's a technique that's become a guiding obsession, and which he believes could transform architecture in the developing world.