The Internet

What John Oliver And His Army Of Trolls Are Getting Wrong About Net Neutrality

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John Oliver means well, but he, and the rest of the pro-net-neutrality team, are getting the argument completely wrong.

of course

Facebook Will Soon Launch Satellites To Make Sure Everyone On Earth Has Access To Facebook

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Facebook will soon have an entire air fleet to bring Facebook to the starving people of the world. You know, instead of something they can use.

emotions

MIT Is Building A ‘GIF Translator’ Called GIFGIF

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Ever wondered what a GIF really mean? That's what GIFGIF is here to tell you.

META

These Beautifully Stupid Computer-Generated Fake Headlines Are As Believable As Real Ones

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Headline Smasher generates fake headlines from real ones, and the results are absurd, gibberish, sometimes hilarious, and surprisingly poetic.

College Basketball

Rick Pitino Thinks You Should Get Off The Twitter And Start Living Your Life, You Loser

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Rick Pitino doesn't care for social media, and thinks that people who read it are underachievers. MY COLUMN:

Robots

Humans Are The Minority When It Comes To Internet Traffic

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Internet traffic is not controlled by the humans. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

Technology

Thanks To A New Electrode, You Can Now Taste The Internet

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A new electrode allows you to digitally simulate taste. Oh, yeah, this will end well.

internet usage

Pew Research Center Discovers Cranky Old People Hate The Internet

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The Pew Research Center calls them "offline adults", but let's face it; most of them are angry old people.

adoption

Awful People Are Using The Internet To Unload Unwanted Children

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It's called "re-homing", but it's really using the Internet to get rid of that kid you don't want any more.

Nicholas Carr

This Is Your Brain On Internet: A Video Illustrating How The Web Is Altering Your Mind

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Nicholas Carr believes the internet is harming our brains. Here's an illustrated video detailing how it's doing so.

BASKETBALL

The Left-Wing Elitist Media Whatever Guide To Jason Collins Coming Out

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NBA center Jason Collins came out today via magazine cover (the best way to come out, I think, if you have that luxury), and I encourage you to read everything you can about it.

freedom of speech

Twitter, Anti-Semitism, And A Quietly Important Free Speech Case

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Twitter runs afoul of French law... but does French law apply? Should it? Inside a tricky and potentially Internet-changing case.

BAD IDEAS

European Politicians Block Emails From Citizens Irate Over Proposed Porn Ban

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Remember the European Union porn ban? Apparently elected officials are taking the "LA LA LA LA CAN'T HEAR YOU!" approach to citizen comments on the topic.

i see this ending in fire

Hitting The Wrong Target: Why A Well-Meaning Smut Ban Is A Bad Idea

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The EU has excellent reason to want to more tightly regulate the sex industry. Their proposal to remove it from the Internet, though, won't do the trick.

exercise

This Coin Is Doing More To Stay In Shape Than You Are

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A guy putting a coin on a treadmill and filming it for an hour (.

idiots

The Internet Saved A ‘Gay Dog’ From Being Put Down By Its Gay-Hating Owner

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A dog owner in Tennessee had her male dog banished to a kill shelter because she caught it humping another male dog. Yeah.

catfish

Welcome To The Internet, Manti Te’o

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The story of Manti Te'o and his fake girlfriend may be the single most mind-bending story I've encountered in my lifetime.

GOOGLE PLUS

Google+ Adds Zoom Function To Its Pictures

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Google+ is letting you zoom in on high resolution pictures, without having to use Photoshop for once.

The Internet

This Dan Harmon Speech On The Death Of Television Is A Must-Watch

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Dan Harmon gave a keynote speech on the death of television at XOXO Festival, and it is a must-watch.

FUN WITH TERRIBLE PHOTOSHOPS

A Definitive Gallery Of Your Favorite City’s Sports Team Logos Combined

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Often times, when I’m doing my morning interwebbrowsinggooglebingtumbletweet routine and sucking down 6 gallons of coffee, I’ll stumble across a picture or video that’s really cool, and I’ll be like, “Hey, the With Leather readers might like this” and then I realize that it’s three years old and it’s already been watermarked by 60 sites that had nothing to do with making it.


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