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Bookmarks tagged with “humour”

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I'm always forgetting the URL of this.

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Not Always Right

Not Always Right features funny & interesting true stories submitted by readers from around the world.

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They're Made Out Of Meat

"They made the machines. That's what I'm trying to tell you. Meat made the machines."

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And God Created Millennial Earth

And there was evening, and there was morning — the fifth day. And God wrote a quick essay about it on Medium.

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What if companies interviewed translators the way they interview coders?

"HR Person: Yes, good morning Ms. Smith, please take a seat, we were expecting you. I understand you are applying for the job of Senior Technical Translator. Is that correct? That is correct. I speak…"

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Dieter Rams’ classic design principles updated for the tech industry

Dieter Rams, the legendary designer, came up with a now-famous list of Ten Principles for Good Design. Among them: Good design makes a product understandable. It clarifies the product’s structure. Better still, it can make the product talk. At best, it is self-explanatory. Recently, designer Tobias Van Schneider posted a tongue-in-cheek update of Rams’ list, the 2017 Tech Industry edition.

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The web’s best hidden gems

I asked Kottke.org readers to tell me what were the best web sites that they knew about that most people have never heard of. Norm

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The 9 Types Of Hangover We've All Endured

<strong>You really shouldn&#39;t experience any of these more than twice a week.</strong> Please read sensibly.

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I Work from Home

"Colin Nissan writes a humor piece about the travails of working from home, including constant eating, not exercising, and not being productive."

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From Tape Drives to Memory Orbs, the Data Formats of Star Wars Suck (Spoilers)

"Rogue One is a great addition to the Star Wars universe because it takes a glaringly stupid plot mechanism—the exhaust port vulnerability in the Death Star—and attributes it to an architect’s sabotage. One of the dumbest things about the Star Wars franchise then becomes something sad, poignant, and believable. But Rogue One also raises new questions about its fictional world. Some really burning, important questions. Like, what’s the deal with the disk formats of the Star Wars universe?"

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Alive Vegetables

The best thing you'll see today.

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Frinkiac

The Simpsons Search Engine - Create Memes and GIFs

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Islands of Remain in the Brexit Isles - Brilliant Maps

The map above shows the counties of Great Britain (not including Ireland) that voted to remain in the EU following the UK's referendum on 23 June 2016; islands of remain in the Brexit Sea.

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Laughter Doesn’t Scale — Track Changes — Medium

It’s April Fools’ Day on the Internet! Once, years ago, this was a fun day when people made stupid, nerdy jokes. Take, f…

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Dogs in Elk

A classic from the Usenet archives.

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More Surrealism From Specimen Books

Font samples from an 1892 specimen book (i.e. a type catalog for printers). They're a lot more interesting than "The quick brown fox..."

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IBIS

Info-Biological Inadequacy Syndrome

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Twitter by Post

Giles Turnbull decided to move Twitter offline and into the postal service, with the help of some friends and lots of stamps. Lovely essay.

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Kill or cure?

Help to make sense of the Daily Mail’s ongoing effort to classify every inanimate object into those that cause cancer and those that prevent it.

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"Muppet Names"

The etymology of Muppet names.

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Ten Commandments of Rock 'n' Roll Roadies

9: "Remember that anything you don't understand is trying to fuck with you"

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The Trustworthiness of Beards

A pencil moustache is worse than a werewolf, who knew!

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Science Digestive: "Dear Media, from Science"

A letter from "the personification of the abstract concept of Science, just to clarify" to Media. Sarcastic, funny and spot on. There are also ones to Homeopathy and Astrology

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The Euphemismator

Automatically generate euphemisms. Fun.

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wrongcards

Cards that are wrong, for pretty much every occasion

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Demotivational Lithographs

"Consistency: It's only a virtue if you're not a screwup."

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4chan breaks down the economic downfall

Archived thread from 4chan detailing the economic collapse of the U.S. Bravo!

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A DSLR Catechism

Which lens is best to have on hand? The one at home.

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Powerpoint Karaoke

I'm sure there's some milage in this for one of the Oxford Geek Nights.

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Wikihistory

Forum based fiction about time travelers trying to stop newbies going back and killing Hitler.

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Screen cleaner

I could watch this for hours.

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