Be kind, rewind: Blockbuster stores kept open in Alaska

Be kind, rewind: Blockbuster stores kept open in Alaska

“I can’t tell you how many business cards I’ve given out to people ‘cause they literally do not believe that I’m from Blockbuster,” said Kevin Daymude. He’s the manager of a Blockbuster Video outlet in Anchorage, Alaska. The new releases are new, and the candy is fresh, but it feels like a place from another era.

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Tim Cook reportedly threatened to remove Uber from the App Store in CEO meeting

Tim Cook reportedly threatened to remove Uber from the App Store in CEO meeting

Uber has long been the suspect of user tracking allegations on iOS, with the company itself addressing the problem as recently as last year. A new wide-raging profile from The New York Times, however, offers more detail on Uber’s location tracking habits, and how they almost got the app banned from the App Store…

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Bill O’Reilly Is Gone, But Fox News’s Legal Nightmare Continues

Bill O’Reilly Is Gone, But Fox News’s Legal Nightmare Continues

The Murdochs hoped firing Bill O’Reilly would signal a changing culture at Fox News. “We want to underscore our consistent commitment to fostering a work environment built on the values of trust and respect,” Rupert and his sons, James and Lachlan, wrote in a memo to Fox News employees on Wednesday. But the dismissal of Fox News’s highest rated host isn’t going to end the crisis at the network. The toxic culture, fostered for 20 years by former CEO Roger Ailes, is proving far more difficult to remedy.

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What America Would Look Like If Libertarians Got Their Way

What America Would Look Like If Libertarians Got Their Way

What if you cut all benefits? What if all of public life were a giant competition? What libertarianism would look like in real life. These four libertarian/conservative dystopias are offered, as Rod Serling used to say in "The Twilight Zone," "for your consideration."The “Libertarian/Conservative”

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Open-sourced blueprints for civilization

Open-sourced blueprints for civilization

Using wikis and digital fabrication tools, TED Fellow Marcin Jakubowski is open-sourcing the blueprints for 50 farm machines, allowing anyone to build their own tractor or harvester from scratch. And that's only the first step in a project to write an instruction set for an entire self-sustaining village (starting cost: $10,000).

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Fan-made subtitles for TV shows and movies are illegal, court rules

Fan-made subtitles for TV shows and movies are illegal, court rules

Fansubbing—the unofficial creation of fan-made subtitles for TV shows and movies—is illegal, a Dutch court ruled this week. The Free Subtitles Foundation, after coming under fire from the Netherlands' anti-piracy association BREIN, decided to raise some money and take BREIN to court. The Foundation's lawyer told TorrentFreak that the lawsuit sought to clarify whether the creators of a TV show or movie can reserve the right to create and distribute subtitles.

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