Video Commentator TotalBiscuit Gets Personal About Cancer


"If you were hoping to hear about video games..." he says, pausing for a moment. The gameplay footage on the YouTube video continues to run uninterrupted. "Not today. I think that needed a video of its own, to explain there."


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How Oklahoma Botched an Execution with Untested Drugs

How Oklahoma Botched an Execution with Untested Drugs


Tuesday night was horrific. After weeks of controversy, Oklahoma had planned to execute two convicted murders with untested lethal injection drugs. As many had feared, the drugs didn't work like they were supposed to , and one of the prisoners suffered in front of an audience.


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Tiny Robots Add Physical Controls and Dials To Giant Touchscreens


If there's still one complaint we all have about touchscreens, it's that we sometimes miss physical buttons. Whether it's a game controller, or a keyboard, having tactile feedback is often a better solution—sometimes. Which is what led to the development of these tiny robot Thumbles that roll onto a touchscreen as needed to provide temporary physical controls.


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How to Watch Facebook's F8 Conference Live

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Even if you can't attend Facebook's F8 Developer Conference in person, you can still tune in online.


This is the first time Facebook has held an F8 conference since 2011. A lot has changed since then — for both Facebook and Facebook developers.



Facebook will live stream the F8 conference — including the keynote — beginning at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT. To tune in, just visit f8.facebooklive.com. You can also read Mashable's live analysis of Mark Zuckerberg's F8 keynote, and our coverage from various sessions throughout the day.


After the keynote, you can stay on Facebook's live stream to enjoy the various sessions. The full F8 schedule is available online. Read more...


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Don't Manage Your Anger at Work, Channel It

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When you think about the right way to handle getting riled up at work, you probably think of anger management. After all, the best way to remain professional is to stay cool, calm, and collected — right?


Turns out, though, anger in the office might help you out more than you think (if you know how to channel it right). A recent article by Jeff Haden of Inc. reports that some of the world’s most successful leaders — think the Steve Jobs’ and Jeff Bezos’ of the world — regularly express all manner of emotions, including anger. The difference between them and your co-worker who throws an adult tempter tantrum every time things don’t go his or her way? They know how to stay in control of their anger and harness it for its benefits (extra focus and a boost of adrenaline-driven confidence) rather than make a fool of themselves. Read more...


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All Code Is Bad, So Don't Stress If Yours Sucks

All Code Is Bad, So Don't Stress If Yours Sucks


If you're learning programming, you might aspire to write beautiful, clean and concise code. The truth is, though, that's a lot harder than you might think. Programmer and author Peter Welch explains why all code is bad (and programming sucks), but we think you shouldn't let that discourage you.


In his fantastic rant post, Welch describes "Good Code," the kind everyone probably wishes they could write:



It has sensible and consistent names for functions and variables. It's concise. It doesn't do anything obviously stupid. It has never had to live in the wild, or answer to a sales team. It does exactly one, mundane, specific thing, and it does it well. It was written by a single person, and never touched by another. It reads like poetry written by someone over thirty.



Unfortunately, this "perfect little snowflake" is impossible to keep creating because of the pressures of churning out code, which ends up a mishmash of many people's flawed work:



Every programmer starts out writing some perfect little snowflake like this. Then they're told on Friday they need to have six hundred snowflakes written by Tuesday, so they cheat a bit here and there and maybe copy a few snowflakes and try to stick them together or they have to ask a coworker to work on one who melts it and then all the programmers' snowflakes get dumped together in some inscrutable shape and somebody leans a Picasso on it because nobody wants to see the cat urine soaking into all your broken snowflakes melting in the light of day. Next week, everybody shovels more snow on it to keep the Picasso from falling over.



Standards don't help either, Welch says, when they're all worked on (and reworked) by people with varying personal preferences:



no collection of code has ever made it into the real world without doing a few dozen identical things a few dozen not even remotely similar ways. The first few weeks of any job are just figuring out how a program works even if you're familiar with every single language, framework, and standard that's involved, because standards are unicorns.



This is why programs are so easily broken, why coding is often so frustrating, and why your programmer friends are a little nuts. The good news, if you're learning to code, is you don't have to worry (too much) if your code is bad. All you can do is get better anyway, and sucking is the first step to becoming sorta good at anything.


For a humorous (or sad, depending on your perspective) look at the life of a programmer, check out Welch's post below.


Programming Sucks | Still Drinking


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Here's a Tiny Hamster Eating a Tiny Burrito on a Tiny Plate

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It takes a great man to create a tiny burrito.


"Tiny Hamsters Eating Tiny Burritos," which seems to be the first episode of YouTube comedy channel HelloDenizen's ongoing series of tiny hamster videos, is a delicious concoction of passion and opulence, wrapped in a tortilla of cuteness



The chef of the tiny burrito painstakingly prepares the dish for his hamster patron, who devours his minuscule meal by stuffing it into his cheeks. The whole production is a real nail-biter, as our culinary hero nervously awaits the verdict on his teensy supper Read more...


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PayPal's New Logo Will No Longer Be Confused With a Parking Sign

Jurassic Park's 'Dinosaur Supervisor' Responds to Meme

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Internet revelry has given us many joys, from LOL Cats to the Harlem Shake. Not everyone gets these in-jokes, however. In fact, it makes some of those intimately involved a little gruff.


While shooting a recent episode of the Dailymotion/Mashable series That Was Me, we asked legendary visual effects creator Phil Tippett what he thinks of the enduring meme "ONE JOB, PHIL" — inspired by his “Dinosaur Supervisor” credit on Jurassic Park. While Tippett seems none too happy, our Mashable staff and meme manager Ben Lashes express a debt of gratitude for Phil's inadvertent Internet legacy. Read more...


BONUS: 'Jurassic Park' Stars: Where Are They Now?


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There's Now A Real-Life Monument To A EVE Online Players

There's Now A Real-Life Monument To A EVE Online Players


Earlier this year, CCP Games announced that it would be building a monument to the players of EVE Online, to celebrate ten years since the release of the game. Well, today it's finally done.


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You can now stream WWE Network wrestling on your Xbox One

We already knew WWE was bringing live-streaming of its wrestling matches to the Xbox One (and pretty much every other device you might have in your living room). For whatever reason, though, streaming wasn't actually available on the Xbox One back in...

Forget about learning to code—to get rich in tech, become an accountant - Quartz









Forget about learning to code—to get rich in tech, become an accountant

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Coding whizzes may be the rockstars of the tech world, but accountants are often more consistent earners. This is particularly true for companies looking to go public, of which there are many at the moment. Founders of fast-growing firms typically come ...





9/11 Memorial Museum Launches Online Collection of Survivor Stories

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Survivors and witnesses of the Sept. 11 attacks and the World Trade Center bombing of 1993 now have a digital venue to share their stories, thanks to a new initiative the National September 11 Memorial and Museum launched on Wednesday.


The 9/11 Memorial Registries collect and share the personal experiences of survivors and rescue workers, as well as information about existing Sept. 11 memorials around the world. The interactive site, which technology and design company Infusion engineered and Microsoft sponsored, also invites the public to share firsthand testimonials from the attacks.



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Hellraid Jumps To Current Gen, Looks Even More Like The Elder Scrolls

Hellraid Jumps To Current Gen, Looks Even More Like The Elder Scrolls


Originally slated for release on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, Techland's first-person co-op hackand-slash role-playing game Hellraid is riding an upgraded game engine to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One instead.


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The Threat Isn't Over: Severe Storms, Flooding Trample the U.S.

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The severe weather system already responsible for dozens of deaths hit the southeastern U.S. on Wednesday. NBC reports Georgia, Alabama, Florida and North Carolina were all under tornado watches on Wednesday morning.



At least two counties in North Carolina issued tornado warnings, indicating there were funnel clouds and possible tornadoes on the ground.


At time of writing there were still tornado watches in effect for portions of the Florida Panhandle, a region hit especially hard by the storm system. Pensacola has seen heavy rainfall in the last 24 hours, leading to "life-threatening" flash flood warnings. The flooding has stranded cars and rendered roads impassable, and is blamed for at least one death Read more...


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TNW Europe Conference 2014 - The Aftermovie


















A recap of #TNWEurope 2014 in Amsterdam. For even more of the best bits from TNW Conference 2014... head to: http://ift.tt/JX8u4u.



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