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Giant cat or hyper-detailed model cars?

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Headquake claims this a scratch-built RC car. I'm not buying it. He's been breeding giant housecats. (more…)

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Cool Tee: It’s Dangerous to go Alone, Take This!

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This fantastic t-shirt is available at riptapparel.com!

Moss: Roy, I spoke to the Elders of the Internet not one hour ago. I told them about Jen winning Employee of the Month and they were so impressed that they wanted to do whatever they could to help.
Jen: Wait a minute. The “Elders of the Internet”? The Elders of the Internet know who I am? You’ve got to let me have it!
Roy: No, Jen, I’m sorry. It’s just too risky.
Jen: Oh, please, Roy!
Roy: Well… Moss, has it been completely demagnetised?
Moss: By Stephen Hawking himself. Who sends his congratulations, by the way.
Roy: Well, if it’s okay with The Hawk…

[The Legend of Jen – Riptapparel.com]

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Can You Believe It? Someone Made a Dalek Cann Baby Stroller [Pic]

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Comedian and writer Rye Silverman attended the Gallifrey One in Los Angeles last weekend and spotted this rather terrifying Dalek Cann baby stroller on the con floor. Just be careful not to get yourself exterminated if you ever run into it at a future con.

[Source: Brock Wilbur on Twitter | Via NA]

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Be Very Afraid: Magneto Cat is Here to Hunt You Down [Video]

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Just the thing we need, a cat that has power over magnetism.

Where are the X-Cats when you need them?

[Kaipotainment]

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The Cake That Made it to my Stomach in Less Than 1 Parsec [Pics]

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Check out this amazing Millennium Falcon cake made by the folks over at Cup a Dee Cakes. I love how beautiful and detailed this thing is! It would most certainly make it down to my stomach in less than 1 parsec, because if my esophagus would be anywhere the length of a parsec, I most certainly would not be alive right now.

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[Cup a Dee Cakes | Via Walyou]

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HTTP Gets Major Overhaul

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The first major revision of the hypertext transfer protocol has been finalized. HTTP/2 could mean pages are much faster to load, particularly on mobile devices.

Despite, or perhaps precisely because it’s such a fundamental part of the web, HTTP hasn’t had a significant update since changes to the current 1.1 standard in 1999.

The proposed HTTP/2 is a major overhaul. The current HTTP has major restrictions of how browsers can request data from websites: in simplified terms, a browser can only make one request at a time, and only to one site. That can mean a lengthy series of exchanges when loading complex pages.

Again in simplified terms, HTTP/2 allows a page to serve multiple requests to the same browser simultaneously. It also allows a browser to query multiple sites at once.

In an excellent Q&A guide, the Guardian notes that one of the biggest effects will be on media-heavy sites that a user visits for the first time and thus doesn’t have cached.

It will also be a major boost for mobile browsing where the slower connection speeds mean that the time spent waiting for requests to go from the device to a website is more significant.

It’s up to individual sites and browser manufacturers to incorporate HTTP/2, but the change won’t have to involve any user intervention. It’s completely backwards compatible and, other than any faster loading times, users shouldn’t notice any operational difference depending on what version of HTTP is running.

The revised protocol is partly based on an experimental Google protocol, SPDY, already available in many browsers. Google says it will replace SPDY with HTTP/2 in Chrome by early next year.

(Image credit: “Internet1″ by Rock1997 – Own work. Licensed under GFDL via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Internet1.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Internet1.jpg)

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