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Fashion Police and Grammar Police

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* Mad about jorts
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Lythimus
9 days ago
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I've always wanted to know and this is as good a time as any to ask. Are bulleted lists supposed to have punctuation?
joffline
8 days ago
Yes, they are. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/punctuation/bullet-points
bluegecko
8 days ago
This thread just got instantly meta in the most hilarious way.
snm77
8 days ago
APA agrees! http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2010/03/lists-part-5-bulleted-lists.html Break out the firewood , pitchforks, tar, and feathers! ;)
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superiphi
2 days ago
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Ha!
Idle, Bradford, United Kingdom
brico
8 days ago
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Crocs 4 eva
Brooklyn, NY
mikeyOosh
6 days ago
Cargo pants 4eva too!
jheald1
8 days ago
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But never after Labor day.
joeythesaint
9 days ago
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Oh god, my first reaction was to correct the hover-text. I'm one of them!
Ottawa, Ontario
GreenChange
8 days ago
I was about to rail against the "literally" thing, a real bugbear for me, until I realised it was literally correct!

Chrome may have improved, but Edge still lasts longer according to Microsoft

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In June, Microsoft started to make aggressive claims about the battery life of its Edge browser, especially in streaming media scenarios. Opera fought back, claiming that its battery saver mode pushed it ahead of Microsoft's browser. With the release of Chrome 53, Google is claiming substantial improvements in battery life, too.

Microsoft isn't willing to drop the battery life issue, however, and the company has published new scores that show the latest version of Edge in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update maintains a considerable advantage, at least in the company's Netflix-based streaming media test. Playing a video repeatedly, Edge lasted 527 minutes, compared to 429 minutes in Opera with battery saver, 365 in Chrome 53, and a measly 312 in Firefox 48.

The testing also suggested that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update itself may be helping computers use less power. The difference wasn't great, but Opera 39 on the Anniversary Update beat Opera 38 on the 2015 Fall Update, suggesting that the operating system is being more frugal.

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Lythimus
13 days ago
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It would be interesting to see where Opera 12.6 ranks. I assume by this point it's Javascript execution is far outclassed, but the Presto rendering engine seemed really efficient.
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Backups

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Maybe you should keep FEWER backups; it sounds like throwing away everything you've done and starting from scratch might not be the worst idea.
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Lythimus
49 days ago
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"Maybe you should keep fewer backups" is my safe word during sex, because I know I would never say it in context.
BLueSS
49 days ago
I would have enjoyed this being the actual hover text.
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kimmo
48 days ago
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No more nice things!
Espoo, Finland
wreichard
49 days ago
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I need backups of my descriptions of my backups.
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Covarr
49 days ago
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It seems the winning backup plan is no backup at all.
Moses Lake, WA

Soylent Coffee: Nootropics, fat, carbs, protein—but will it give you the toots?

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It’s been two years since we took our first sip of Soylent (which means it’s been two years since a few thousand people started following me on Twitter because I talked about farts). The liquid food product has been through a bunch of iterations since, including a premixed variant, but it’s remained essentially the same product: a beige liquid of indeterminate taste that purports to give your body everything it needs to survive. But today, Soylent founder Rob Rhinehart announced that the company is moving in a new direction: breakfast.

This morning’s announcement marks the release of Coffiest, Soylent’s first spin-off product. The new offering has the same ingredient makeup, nutritional mix, and 47/33/20 percent fat/carb/protein calorie distribution as the 2.0 premixed version, but it also adds coffee flavoring, 150mg of caffeine per serving, and 75mg of the nootropic L-theanine. According to Rhinehart, a bottle of Coffiest supplies the drinker with about 400 kilocalories and about 20 percent of the daily recommended values for "all essential vitamins and minerals." Soylent provided us with a copy of the drink's nutritional information sheet for folks who want to take a peek.

"A lot of people are skipping breakfast," Rhinehart told Ars in a phone interview. "We wanted to provide a convenient and also really tasty option for them to enjoy in the morning."

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Lythimus
50 days ago
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Nice, I've been adding L-theanine to my coffee. Too bad I've basically cut back to nothing recently.
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Facebook continues its war on clickbait

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Facebook thinks headlines need to sober up. (credit: Jon S)

In 2014, Facebook said it was going to take steps to favor clear headlines over so-called clickbait, which it defines as headlines that try to cultivate interest in a story by omitting key pieces of information, or by misrepresenting what’s in the actual post. Now, the social media giant has revised its clickbait-tackling scheme, which for the past two years has been downgrading posts based on the amount of time Facebook users spend on the article after they click the headline.

In a post today, Facebook said that its current plan of attack involved cataloging “tens of thousands” of headlines, which were then analyzed by a team of employees that decided if the headlines withheld pertinent information or were misleading about the accompanying article. The team apparently double-checked its work, and “from there, we built a system that looks at the set of clickbait headlines to determine what phrases are commonly used in clickbait headlines that are not used in other headlines,” Facebook wrote in a press release today. “This is similar to how many e-mail spam filters work.”

Facebook added that its new system, instructed by the categorizations of human employees, would continue to actively learn which sites and Facebook Pages produce clickbait.

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Lythimus
54 days ago
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3 Easy Steps for Facebook to Simplify Your Life
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Bitcoin value falls off cliff after $77M stolen in Hong Kong exchange hack

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The value of bitcoins plummeted 20 percent after almost 120,000 units of the digital currency were stolen from Bitfinex, a major Bitcoin exchange.

The Hong Kong-based exchange said it had discovered a security breach late Tuesday, and has suspended all transactions.

“We are investigating the breach to determine what happened, but we know that some of our users have had their Bitcoins stolen. We are undertaking a review to determine which users have been affected by the breach. While we conduct this initial investigation and secure our environment, bitfinex.com will be taken down and the maintenance page will be left up,” said the company on its website.

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Lythimus
56 days ago
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That explains that. Does anyone know when stuff like this happens if the price is dropping because the thieves are exchanging all their BTC to fiat?
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