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Amazon Unveils Touchscreen Echo Show

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Intriguing functionally — there are some things that are better seen than heard (and vice versa). But it’s a rather homely piece of hardware, particularly the “white” model, which looks black from the front. The audio-only Echo can be placed discreetly in a kitchen, living room, or bedroom. The Echo Show can’t, and I think it’s rather homely.

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steingart
15 days ago
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Do you think he thinks it's homely? (I think it's sort of boss retro)
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Times Square Porn Shop Real Estate King Richard Basciano Dies

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Times Square Porn Shop Real Estate King Richard Basciano Dies A man known as "the pornography landlord eminence of the old Times Square" has passed away, leading to speculation that the remains of old, gritty and smutty New York may disappear sooner rather than later. [ more › ]
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Pikachu No No

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It is important to cull the crèche of the nonviable.

At 4:35, a replacement is decanted, but I think we all know that, like disgraced Mouseketeers, the original was returned to the nutrient vats.

Previously, previously.

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Boa constrictor found in Riverside Elementary School classroom in Princeton

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For more great original content go to the source at Planet Princeton.

Students in Megan Reilly’s 3rd grade classroom at Riverside Elementary School in Princeton discovered they had a surprise visitor hiding among them on Tuesday. A four-foot-long boa constrictor snuck into the school and was coiled into a ball in the back of the classroom. The students are accustomed to seeing a snake in their classroom since […]

The post Boa constrictor found in Riverside Elementary School classroom in Princeton appeared first on Planet Princeton.

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steingart
27 days ago
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DON’T deep fry gnocchi

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If you’re like me from three minutes ago and you’ve never seen this video but want to laugh really hard, push play on this little number. You can safely skip ahead to about 0:33…that’s when the action starts.

P.S. Yo Kenji! Why does the gnocchi do that?! (via @essl)

Update: I have not gotten an answer from Kenji yet (to be fair, he just became a father), but the consensus on Twitter is gnocchi and popcorn share some similarities. I will let John Vermylen, who is a Stanford PhD and also runs the pasta company Zerega, explain:

Hydrated starch on gnocchi exterior gelatinizes with temp, forming impervious barrier. Temp builds up inside. Water tries to boil as temp rises, but can’t turn to steam due to barrier. So pressure builds up, which pushes against wall of gnocchi. Eventually high pressure forces crack in that wall, which leads to pressure drop and instant flash off of high temp water to steam.

There’s an opportunity here to make crispy popcorn gnocchi…which brave chef will take up the challenge?

Tags: food   funny   how to   John Vermylen   video
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steingart
29 days ago
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Radiohead OK Computer Conspiracy Theory Alert: Threat Level Yorke

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Radiohead OK Computer Conspiracy Theory Alert: Threat Level Yorke It's been too long since we've indulged in a ridiculously comprehensive Radiohead conspiracy theory, but it's time to strap in for some [Radiohead] game theory: fans are abuzz that a series of mysterious "More Fear" posters, which have appeared in major cities around the world in recent weeks, are signs that the band is planning a 20th anniversary release for their classic, OK Computer. It's...just like... a jigsaw... falling into place... [ more › ]
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steingart
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I'm amazed that I survived
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