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A server that's part of a lawsuit against Georgia election officials was wiped clean after the suit was filed.

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A server that's part of a lawsuit against Georgia election officials was wiped clean after the suit was filed.

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fancycwabs
26 days ago
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Looks like someone's Presidential Pardon List just got one more member.
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Various sorting algorithms, demonstrated through animations.

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Various sorting algorithms, demonstrated through animations.

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I Liked That: A Game Of Line Rider Perfectly Synchronized With 'In The Hall Of The Mountain King'

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line-rider-mountain-king.jpg Note: Just watch it, if you don't like it I'll let you two-finger slap the back of my neck. You have to give it a chance though, you can't just hit me because you want to. This is a video created by Youtuber DoodleChaos of the Line Rider (Wikipedia in case you're unfamiliar) course he drew over the span of a month that synchronizes perfectly with Edvard Grieg's classical orchestral piece 'In The Hall Of The Mountain King'. I enjoyed it. Especially after things start picking up about halfway through, so feel free to skip to around 1:30 if you really have zero patients. "What am I, a doctor?" FIX ME. Keep going for the video.
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fancycwabs
40 days ago
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This works.
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Accidental Wes Anderson

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The Subreddit Accidental Wes Anderson captures images from locations around the world that seem to be lifted directly from the director's work. They are often highly saturated, monochrome (one color, not b/w) and extremely symmetrical. They are exactly as you'd imagine them to be with a title like "Accidental Wes Anderson."

This gallery is a nice place to start for many of the Best Of images that really seem to evoke the Anderson style but there's plenty of submissions to wade through if you're looking for more. There are lots of gems and it's a nice reminder that the fantastic visual elements of those films do exist out there among us, you just have to be looking for them.
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fancycwabs
135 days ago
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Excerpts from Special Agent Dale Comey’s Voice Memos

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“Diane, it’s 9:15 am. January 6. Have you ever thought about the man who invented the potato chip? Do you think he knew what a phenomenon he created? I have some beside me here at Reagan National. Lay’s Sour Cream and Onion. $2.25 from the vending machine. I’m flying to New York to report to president-elect Trump on Russian interference in the November elections. I haven’t been inside Trump Tower before, but I’m told that it’s among the most opulent buildings in the country.”

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“Diane, it’s 4:15 pm. I’m in my taxi back to LaGuardia. President-elect Trump seemed bored and distracted when we told him about the Russians, and kept looking over to his national security advisor, Michael Flynn. After four minutes of relaying the details to him, Trump started shouting, ‘Believe me, I know more about Russia than you guys can understand. I’ve got good people working on this already.’ After that, the meeting was over. Flynn didn’t say a word, but kept looking at his phone. It’s amazing what they’re doing with phones these days — have you played Candy Crush?”

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“Diane, 5:24 pm, January 26. I’m driving across the Potomac — it’s fifty-six degrees. Unseasonably warm for January. One of the things I can’t change, I guess. Reinhold Niebuhr would have recognized that, even if Al Gore doesn’t. Fred tells me Sally Yates told the Trump guys that we’re looking into Michael Flynn and the Russians. We’ll see how they take that news.”

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“Diane, it’s 3:40 p.m. January 27. I’ve just left dinner with President Trump, made in the White House kitchens. Meat loaf, chocolate cake, one scoop of vanilla ice cream. The president had two scoops of ice cream, which I would normally discourage given his girth, Diane, but at his age there’s nothing to be lost by allowing yourself some extra pleasure from time to time. The President told me that he really respects loyalty, and asked me if I could be reliable. I told him that I would always tell him the truth. Later he asked me again if I would be quote-reliable-unquote. He didn’t say the quotes out loud, Diane, but you know how there’s a way of talking where the subtext is right there? Trump might have winked, too, but it’s hard to tell with the constant squinting.”

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“Diane, 10:20 p.m., January 30. Fred just told me Sally Yates has been fired. Ten days on the job. Four days after telling Trump about Flynn. Damn.”

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“Diane, it’s 8:17 p.m. February 14. Happy Valentine’s Day. I’ve just walked out of a meeting with President Trump where he asked me if I knew Michael Flynn had quit yesterday. He told me Flynn was a good man, and suggested that I should tell my folks to call off the investigation. Fred had told me about the resignation, but I didn’t expect Trump to be quite so obvious or prompt in his cover-up. He certainly didn’t take Sun Tzu’s advice on being subtle. Thanks for reminding me to get flowers for Patrice — it’s important not to forget who really matters.”

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fancycwabs
187 days ago
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Oh, hey--McSweeney's published another thing I wrote!
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Hieronymus Bob

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Steve Wolfhard sent a pic of Bob Hope driving a golf cart in the shape of his own (Bob Hope's own) head. Then Tom Herpich cleverly "photoshopped" it (I guess) into a Hieronymus Bosch painting. I don't know if you would have spotted it had I not told you. It fits right in!
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