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New Project: Minecraft Activated Arduino Alarm

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featuredYou’ve amassed a small fortune in diamonds, wood, coal, iron, food, and the other resources you need. You’ve spent hours building the perfect Minecraft fortress to stockpile your goods. But who will watch your stash while you’re on another server? In this project guide, you’ll learn to use Arduino coding […]

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Where is my damned jetpack?

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This is the the Small Rocket Lift Device (SRLD), developed by engineer Wendell F. Moore of Bell Aerosystems in the late 1950s. Unfortunately, the SRLD isn't in my garage ready for my commute but rather at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Read the rest

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GM says you don't own your car, you just license it

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GM has joined with John Deere in asking the government to confirm that you literally cannot own your car because of the software in its engine. Read the rest

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kazriko
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GM is wrong. I don't license their car. Not since they took the government bailout. I buy someone else's car.
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satadru
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Modifying your car is now a violation of copyright. THAT AFTERMARKET MOONROOF IS NOT LICENSED CITIZEN!
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Convicted CIA whistleblower Jeffrey Sterling speaks in new documentary 'The Invisible Man'

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For the first time since his indictment in December 2010, Jeffrey Sterling’s voice can now be heard in a short documentary film, released today. Read the rest

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John Deere: of course you "own" your tractor, but only if you agree to let us rip you off

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John Deere freaked out over a a petition to the Copyright Office to let tractor owners break the DRM on their vehicles in order to diagnose and fix them. Read the rest

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Astounding image of rainbow intersecting a tornado

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Stormchaser group Basehunters posted this incredible photo of a rainbow meeting a tornado on the plains of Colorado on Saturday. Yes, it's real. Cue Judy Garland. Video below. (more…)

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