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Who Thinks I Should Fly The Plane?

New York Cartoon nailed it.

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I Feel Great

Currently wearing this Adam J. Kurtz Tattly. 2017 is going to be GREAT!

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Online Knitting Reference Library

This Online Knitting Reference Library post over on Open culture made me laugh. Go and Download 300 Knitting Books Published From 1849 to 2012!

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Teenager Tribe Memberships

“I can’t overstate the significance of a teenager’s tribe membership,” Damour writes.

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Tesla Delivered Over 76,000 Vehicles In 2016, Falling Slightly Short of Goal

Tesla delivered 76,230 electric vehicles in 2016, falling just shy of its goal of delivering 80,000 cars for the year.

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Consumer Reports Stands By Its Verdict, Won't Recommend Apple's MacBook Pro

Consumer Reports took many by surprise last week -- certainly Apple -- when it said it doesn't recommend the company's new MacBook Pro models.

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Has the Internet Killed Curly Quotes?

Glenn Fleishman, writing for The Atlantic: Many aspects of website design have improved to the point that nuances and flourishes formerly reserved for the printed page are feasible and pleasing.

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Checking Email as Soon as You Wake up Could be Ruining Your Day

From a CNBC report: If you're like most people, you wake up to an alarm ringing on your smartphone. Then you probably roll over and check your work email.

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Seattle Region Home To 10 of Nation's 30 Most Competitive Neighborhoods For House Hunters

After a recent report revealed Seattle had the nation's hottest housing market for the second month running, it should come as no surprise that many of the most competitive neighborhoods in the countr

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China Says It Will Shut Down Ivory Trade By End of 2017

An anonymous reader quotes a report from ABC News: China says it plans to shut down its ivory trade by the end of 2017 in a move designed to curb the mass slaughter of African elephants.

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Apple Patent Hints At Magnetic Ear Hooks To Keep Future AirPods In Your Ears

Patently Apple has recently uncovered a new Apple patent that may help AirPods stay in your ears. The patent details a magnetic mechanism that wraps around the user's ear.

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Self-Driving Cars Will Make Organ Shortages Even Worse

One of the many ways self-driving cars will impact the world is with organ shortages.

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Smart Electricity Meters Can Be Dangerously Insecure, Warns Expert

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Guardian: Smart electricity meters, of which there are more than 100 million installed around the world, are frequently "dangerously insecure," a security

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Ask Slashdot: Why Are Some Great Games Panned and Some Inferior Games Praised?

dryriver writes: A few years ago I bought a multiplayer war game called Soldner: Secret Wars that I had never heard of before.

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Apple To Cut iPhone Production By 10%: Nikkei

A new report from Nikkei Asian Review says that Apple will cut iPhone production by around 10% in the first quarter of 2017.

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Postal, the Legendarily Violent Video Game by Running With Scissors, Is Now Open Source

An anonymous reader writes: Video game developer Running With Scissors has announced that it is open sourcing the original version of its most popular title-Postal, which was released back in 1997.

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Microsoft Is No Longer Selling Any Lumia Windows Phones On Its US Store

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Neowin: It seems that Lumia has reached the end of the line, as the Microsoft Store is no longer selling any of the company's Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 M

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Sonos Alarms Are Waking Users a Day Early

Waking up to your favorite music is always nice, but it becomes rather annoying when you can'' turn off said alarm.

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Bad Year For Piracy: 2016 Was The Year Torrent Giants Fell

From a report on TorrentFreak: 2016 has been a memorable year for torrent users but not in a good way.

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Foxconn Boosting Automated Production in China

Foxconn Electronics is automating production at its factories in China in three phases, aiming to fully automate entire factories eventually, according to general manager Dai Jia-peng for Foxconn's Au

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Friday Link Pack

Not entirely sure why but for some reason Dinner for One is something we watched every New Years Eve growing up in Switzerland.

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In-App Purchases in iOS With Swift 3

Final product imageWhat You'll Be CreatingIntroduction

In-app purchase is a great feature for a

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Building Your First Web Scraper, Part 3

Welcome back to this series on building a web scraper. In this tutorial, I'll go through an example of scraping data from my own podcast site.

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Rust Architects divides Tel Aviv apartment into halves

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German Words We Need In English

German words that the English language desperately needs given the current political climate.

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Design Trends in 2016 & What to Expect in 2017

The year ahead should be a really exciting one for design, with the introduction of wider support for SVG and a host of new things we can do with CSS as CSS4 gains broader acceptance.

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What's New in Swift 3?

Introduction

This September, Apple officially released the latest version of their new programming language, Swift 3.

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Programming With Yii2: Helpers

Final product imageWhat You'll Be Creating

If you're asking, "What's Yii?" check out 

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You're An Adult, But Your Brain Might Not Be, Researchers Say

"The human brain reaches its adult volume by age 10, but the neurons that make it up continue to change for years after that," reports the New York Times, citing a new paper by neuroscience researcher

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Pentagram-designed branding aims to help eradicate "tampon tax"

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How to Submit Your App to the Amazon Appstore

Introduction to the Amazon Appstore

Welcome. Today, I'll guide you through adding your app to the Amazon Appstore.

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Easy Location-Based iOS Apps With the appyMap Template

What You'll Be CreatingIntroduction

Is it better to earn $5,000 by working ten hours a day, or to earn $3,000 by working just one? Time is money, and it's the most important asset that we have.

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CSS Vertical Centering – Everything You Need To Know

Getting content to center perfectly within an element and then ensuring it responds properly at different screen sizes is one of the biggest challenges that still face front-end designers.

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Creating a Custom WordPress Messaging System, Part 3

At this point in this series, we've laid the foundation for our plugin, defined a custom hook, and wired up a perpetual message to show how we can take advantage of said hook.

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Preparing to Be Badass Next Year

Meri Williams sets her sights on self improvement in 2017 with a guide to personal development.

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Being A Good Listener

Another beautiful video by the School of Life on how we hear a lot about how to speak well in public, but very little about how to learn the equally important art of listening properly to others.

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Globe Bean Bag

How fun is this globe bean bag for a kids room? They also have bean bags in the shope of ice cream, pianos, whales, busses… Check them all out here.

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Herbert Leupin – Swiss Poster Artist

I have fond memories of seeing these posters as a kid growing up in Switzerland. They are designed by prolific Swiss designer Herbert Leupin.

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Cliff

Cliff makes your desktop instantly look more organized.

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Honor

“Those who have no shame have no honor.” – Ethiopian proverb

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Oh Deer.

Oh deer, the holidays are just about here. You still have time to get a Digital Tattly Gift Card. It’s instant. People love to pick their own designs anyway.

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MailChimp for Designers

Super handy MailChimp guide for designers.

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One Day At A Time

Love this simple day planner notepad. Would make a good analog addition to my digital to-do list called TeuxDeux.

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Human Cells Naturally 'Eat' Silicon Nanowires

the_newsbeagle writes: By showing that human cells naturally engulf minuscule silicon nanowires, a material scientist from the University of Chicago has opened the way to intracellular electronics.

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Front-End Developers Are Information Architects Too

Francis Storr delves deep into our HTML and considers if the choice and application of semantics in front-end code contributes in a meaningful way to the in

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Animation in Design Systems

Sarah Drasner drops down on the sofa, turns on the TV and puts on some Christmas classics.

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Friday Link Pack

The Maggie Doyne’s of the world give me hope. Reposting this talk again, to remind myself of the good in the world, in a terribly confusing time.

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A $300 Device Can Steal Mac FileVault2 Passwords

An anonymous reader writes: Swedish hardware hacker Ulf Frisk has created a device that can extract Mac FileVault2 (Apple's disk encryption utility) passwords from a device's memory before macOS boots

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HTTP/2 Server Push and Service Workers: The Perfect Partnership

Dean Hume pops on his gown and slippers and opens up his Christmas stocking to discover the high performance gifts of Server Push and Service Workers.

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New Emojis

After a lengthy beta period, Apple finally released iOS 10.2 to the public with 104 new emojis and brand-new 3D emoji designs. The above video shows every new emoji appearing for the first time.

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Programming With Yii2: Routing and URL Creation

Yii2 Routing and URL Creation

If you're asking, "What's Yii?" check out 

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Designing Imaginative Style Guides

Andy Clarke unpacks his tinsel and untangles the Christmas illuminations to add some brilliance to the subject of style guides.

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Women Who Draw

Women Who Draw is an open directory of female* professional illustrators, artists and cartoonists who take freelance work. YES!

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Over 25,000 Paper Flowers

This stunning installation of over 25,000 colorful paper flowers by Emmanuelle Moureaux made me look.