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Snowden for drones: The Intercept's expose on US drone attacks, revealed by a new leaker

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The Drone Papers is The Intercept's collection of eight blockbuster articles analyzing a leaked 2013 Pentagon study that evaluated the US drone assassination campaigns in Yemen and Somalia. The documents come from a US intelligence source who said, "This outrageous explosion of watchlisting — of monitoring people and racking and stacking them on lists, assigning them numbers, assigning them ‘baseball cards,’ assigning them death sentences without notice, on a worldwide battlefield — it was, from the very first instance, wrong." (more…)

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”I’ll just get off at this floor, thanks…”Also, if the...

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”I’ll just get off at this floor, thanks…”

Also, if the elevator cable breaks why are we still weighing the fish? The author seems alarmingly unconcerned about the girl’s well-being.

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Apple inventor Steve Wozniak was busted in high school for fake bomb

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From Woz's Facebook:

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Comic strip critiques Batman’s odd logic

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Although comic books are full of billionaire playboy vigilantes, Batman remains arguably the most beloved. Read the rest

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Fundamental Forces

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"Of these four forces, there's one we don't really understand." "Is it the weak force or the strong--" "It's gravity."
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1396 days ago
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skorgu
1396 days ago
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Some good attempts at making the strong and weak forces more approachable: https://www.reddit.com/r/askscience/comments/2wjonl/xkcds_fundamental_forces_isnt_funny_its_sad_can/
jth
1397 days ago
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This is pretty much how I recall first learning about the weak and strong forces.
Saint Paul, MN, USA
drchuck
1397 days ago
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The force can have a strong influence on the weak-minded.
Long Island, NY
AdrianMRyan
1397 days ago
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Funniest XKCD in years.
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alt_text_bot
1397 days ago
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"Of these four forces, there's one we don't really understand." "Is it the weak force or the strong--" "It's gravity."

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Can this PLEASE be drawing with replacement?
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1662 days ago
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simon_w
1665 days ago
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I'm fairly sure this is the first enumeration joke I've seen. It's awesome :D
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the7roy
1651 days ago
From now on when I switch on an enumeration I don't control, default: will be // grandmother's ashes
ksw
1665 days ago
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Yay, NewsBlur has enabled title-text on hover! :D
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jimholthaus
1665 days ago
Not on iOS, alas.
satadru
1665 days ago
Alt-text on hover has always been there. Is it working on Android?
kaushal
1665 days ago
It has always been there. I wonder why there's always a comment just mentioning the Alt text.
dukeofwulf
1665 days ago
kaushal, it's being posted as a courtesy because you can't "hover" on touch-screen devices like phones and tablets.
ksw
1665 days ago
ah, that's right. i got prematurely excited. story of my life.
npiasecki
1664 days ago
On my Surface Pro, I can "hover" by "long touching" the image. Which solves the problem for me and the three other Surface users on the planet
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