Posted on: October 7, 2015 Posted by: Oleh Zaiats Comments: 0

The future belongs to blockchain Here's why.

I am not the first (and even not the tenth) person giving blockchain an unreserved vote of confidence, but let me explain my reasoning. Global banks join the party More than 20 world’s leading banks started collaborating with distributed ledger startup R3 CEV in 2015. The aim of their project is to design and apply distributed ledger technologies for global financial markets. According to R3’s press release, a number of…

Posted on: May 19, 2015 Posted by: Janet Bloomfield Comments: 0

Mad Max and feminist fury How much does the media hate people who don’t want to see films they have decided are woke?

The hashtag #MediaGate is gleefully tracking the sheer number of media outlets who got sucked into the “men’s rights activists are boycotting Mad Max” hoax, which originated in a post at Return of Kings by economist Aaron Clarey. If you click on the “about” tag of Return of Kings, which many, many reporters did, since they quote a sentence directly from the tab, you will observe something rather curious. The…

Posted on: March 27, 2015 Posted by: Nicholas Pell Comments: 0

Here’s why pro wrestling is better than your “real sports” What goes on on-screen is only part of the fun.

I’d seen wrestling before, but it never really made an impact on me until WrestleMania IV. I can’t imagine what my life would be like had I not decided to head over to Tommy O’Malley’s place that fateful day when “Macho Man” Randy Savage went over “The Natural” Butch Reed, One Man Gang, Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, and “The Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase to win his first WWE (then…

Posted on: January 7, 2015 Posted by: Jake Heppner Comments: 0

30 surprising facts about how we spend our time over a lifetime These are the statistically likely ways you'll end up having spent your days.

Every second adds up, especially over the course of a human lifetime. The life expectancy in America is currently 78.6 years. Divide that up, and this is how the average person spends their lifetime. You spend 25 years sleeping. You work for 10.3 years. The average American works 40 hours a week from ages 20-65. You spend 48 days having sex. A recent survey found that during the average sex…

Posted on: November 6, 2014 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 0

How I survived a year of SHTF in 90s Bosnia No electricity, no food, no running water, no law. In a now legendary forum thread, a user named Selco tells preppers about his experiences and what he and his family did to stay alive.

Back in September of 2011, a user named selco joined the forums at SurvivalistBoards.com and posted “my shtf expirience-wartime,” a thread that would since become legendary in survivalist communities and beyond (you frequently see people reference it to this day on sites such as 4chan and reddit). In it, selco details his experience of living in a besieged Bosnian town of 50 to 60k people during the Bosnian War (1992-1995).…

Posted on: November 5, 2014 Posted by: LULZ Comments: 1

Redditor ditched “poor” boyfriend for not spending a lot of money — turns out he’s RICH He wouldn't take her back, and now she's getting roasted on Reddit.

The confession was originally posted on r/TwoXChromosomes, and was deleted by moderators when the girl’s fail went viral. *TL;DR – My boyfriend kept his wealth a secret from me throughout our entire relationship. I ended the relationship on the pretext that he wasn’t money/career motivated, he didn’t say anything to the contrary.* I [F26] have been dating Will [M27] for most of 2014; I met him on New Years Eve,…

Posted on: October 20, 2014 Posted by: Drew Toal Comments: 0

11 short story collections that need to be in every bookshelf Ah, short stories — the lazy man’s novel. But so much harder to pull off.

Ah, short stories — the lazy man’s novel. Actually, that’s not true. In fact, a perfect short piece is, in many ways, much harder to pull off than a novel, where you have time and space to develop the narrative. Below are 11 collections that belong on any aspiring literary connoisseur’s bookshelf or toilet. Come Back, Dr. Caligari, Donald Barthelme (1971) While Raymond Carver was busy perfecting the art of…

Posted on: July 18, 2014 Posted by: Jason Epstein Comments: 0

17 fun facts you need to know about Monty Python 17 things you didn’t know about Monty Python. Unladen swallows included.

Monty Python invented comedy: There, I said it. Never has a troupe been so prolific, so influential and so bloody funny in the history of humor. On July 20 they perform their final live performance in a nine-show run at The O2 in London, a performance that will be simulcast worldwide. In celebration of this momentous event, here are 17 things you didn’t know about Monty Python. Unladen swallows included.…

Posted on: January 20, 2014 Posted by: Mark Pygas Comments: 0

15 scientific ways reading makes you a better person Reading a good book is not only fun… it’s nothing short of life-changing. Let me explain.

We can now swipe through endless pages and pages on our tablets and phones. We have access to archives of online articles and news. And while it’s allowing us to read more than ever, there is still a difference between reading and reading books. According the The Telegraph, while reading is on the rise, quality of reading is on the decline. Reading your Facebook timeline isn’t the same as reading…

Posted on: December 16, 2013 Posted by: Benjamin Solomon Comments: 0

8 real-life Ron Burgundys of local TV news Burgundy’s coiffed mane, bright red blazer, and on-air fuckups aren’t so far from reality.

We wondered how far Will Ferrell’s comedy creation lies from the real men of TV news and decided to take a look at some of television’s most infamous real-world broadcasters. Burgundy’s coiffed mane, bright red blazer and on-air fuckups aren’t so far from reality. Ron Hunter Watch this video on YouTube Ron Hunter epitomizes the kind of preening, arrogant and theatrical news anchor the 1970s were famous for. One of…

Posted on: November 13, 2013 Posted by: Kontraband Comments: 0

⬆️ This crazy bitch, and 4 more social media nuisances you need to unfriend right now For all its fancy-talk of bringing us together, social media has also shown humankind at its most cloying, annoying, and despicable.

For all its talk of making things easier and bringing us together, social media has also shown humankind at its most cloying, annoying, and despicable. Facebook is the biggest culprit, but you’ll find these or variations thereof on any platform allowing the humans to express themselves. Here are a few post types that you’ve no doubt seen on Facebook and that have had you wanting to smash someone’s teeth in……

Posted on: March 2, 2013 Posted by: Chad Lakkis Comments: 20

Kids say the darndest things, especially after spending $2,570 on apps Yep, it sure “costed the money.”

Note to parents, don’t leave your child alone with an iPad, especially if one of the parental units decides to trust said child when they tell them that the apps they would like to download are “free.” This is the story of Danny Kitchen, a five year old boy in England who desperately wanted to have a go at Zombies vs. Ninjas (and who can blame him?). Danny couldn’t get…