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Has there ever been a hotter summer look than the Facekini?

The Guardian

Swimmers in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao have already made waves on the internet for their bizarre swimming gear: colourful, full-face masks. Dubbed ‘facekini,’ the fabric masks cover a swimmer’s entire head and neck down to the collar bones. 194 more words

General Nonsense

Researchers Easily Slipped Weapons Past TSA(Mall Cop) X-Ray Body Scanners

Two years ago, a blogger named Jonathan Corbett published a YouTube video that seemed to show a facepalm-worthy vulnerability in the TSA’s Rapiscan full-body X-ray scanners: Because metal detected by the scanners appeared black in the images they created, he claimed that any passenger could hide a weapon on the side of his or her body to render it invisible against the scans’ black background. 137 more words

Interwebbed: Headlines for Crypto and Cyber News

What a tangled web we weave when first we attempt to weave in an unrelated Shakespeare quote to our morning link roundup. Today we’ve got more war, more Ferguson, but I repeat myself, duelling policing theories, and more. 135 more words


Germany prepared to arm Kurds in Iraq

Daily Star

Germany is prepared to send arms to Kurdish security forces in northern Iraq fighting Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) militants, Germany’s foreign and defense ministers said Wednesday. 79 more words

Current Affairs

A Word to the Wise...if the Wise exist and are willing to listen.

I have read an extensive history of the Popes, and not one convinces me that they have a true calling ingrained in their religious spirit. In fact, most of them should have been thrown into prisons to rot for their sins or sent to insane asylums to be lobotomized. 198 more words


How I Found Myself (by "F****ing" Myself)

 “Fuck you very much, Janefrancess!”

I sat in bed struggling to see through misty-eyes as I gazed at my phone. It was as though my whole world had come to an end. 1,324 more words


The magical, mystical attraction of guns

“Americans have a God-given right to carry guns” “Like” if you agree.

Of course, the facebook post got about 300,000 “Likes,” causing me to wonder, yet again, about the quality of the cognitive machinery grinding away between the ears of my fellow Americans. 496 more words

Human Nature