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see me rollin
see me rollin

This Robotic, Spider-Legged Chair Looks Like It Crawled Out of a Supervillain’s Workshop

Mark Ellis’ slightly-unsettling creation, the ‘Playa Crawler’ is making the rounds on DIY and maker subreddits.
Samantha Cole
2 days ago
Bitcoin
Bitcoin

This Guy Heated Bath Water With Bitcoin Mining and It Worked Too Well

"Lee" used cryptocurrency mining ASICs to heat his bath, which turned the temperature up to 122 Fahrenheit.
Jordan Pearson
5.17.18
audio illusions
audio illusions

This Computer-Generated Voice Saying Either ‘Laurel’ or ‘Yanny’ Is Tearing the Internet Apart

It’s the audio version of “The Dress.”
Kaleigh Rogers
5.15.18
Obituaries
Obituaries

Adam Parfrey's Feral House Was the Forerunner to Reddit and 4chan

Parfrey is dead at 61.
Matthew Gault
5.11.18
earons
earons

Internet Sleuths Are Harassing the Family of the Golden State Killer Suspect

Joseph James DeAngelo was arrested in connection to the 1978 murders of Brian and Katie Maggiore. Now, his family's information is being posted online.
Sarah Emerson
4.26.18
DIY
DIY

r/DiWHY Is Where Ill-Fated DIY Projects Go For Their Moment in the Sun

A community showcasing projects that should have never been conceived of or that turned out horribly wrong.
Wajeeh Maaz
4.11.18
opioid epidemic
opioid epidemic

Facebook Needs to Do More to Stop the Online Opioid Market, Says FDA Chief

Scott Gottlieb, the commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, called on social media sites and internet service providers to crack down on the online drug trade.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.5.18
Open Directories
Open Directories

Open Directories Are the Only Interesting Places Left on the Internet

An ode to the lowly open directory, heroic grab bags of mystery files.
Jason Koebler
4.5.18
Bye Bye
Bye Bye

Everyone Including Twitter Is Sick and Tired of Cryptocurrency Ads

Twitter follows Facebook, Reddit, and Google in banning ads for virtual currencies and ICOs.
Jordan Pearson
3.26.18
darknet
darknet

Reddit Bans Subreddits Dedicated to Dark Web Drug Markets and Selling Guns

Reddit announced new changes to its content policy, which led to the end of r/DarkNetMarkets and other communities dedicated to discussing potentially illegal activities.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.21.18
digital privacy
digital privacy

Not Even AI Can Make Total Sense of a Privacy Policy

Using artificial intelligence, researchers have created a tool that crawls privacy policies on popular websites like Facebook, Reddit, and Twitter. But the software’s findings are not as detailed as those done by humans.
Kaleigh Rogers
3.20.18
Reddit
Reddit

Subreddit 'People Fucking Dying' Is Not What It Sounds Like

You will be left dumbstruck by the terror and brutality of this (safe-for-work) subreddit.
Rachel Pick
3.20.18