Photo of all the Dr. Pepper knockoffs

Photo of all the Dr. Pepper knockoffs by Rob Beschizza (Boing Boing)
Spotted doing the viral rounds and unattributed (though watermarked with a URL that redirects to Elbe Spurling's website) this wall of Dr. Pepper knockoffs is a magnificent lesson in branding magic and semiotics and all that fancy jazz.

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Burger King’s new ad forces Google Home to advertise the Whopper | The Verge

Burger King’s new ad forces Google Home to advertise the Whopper by Jacob Kastrenakes (The Verge)
Burger King is unveiling a horrible, genius, infuriating, hilarious, and maybe very poorly thought-out ad today that’s designed to intentionally set off Google Homes and Android phones.

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The Platform Press: How Silicon Valley reengineered journalism | Tow Center for Digital Journalism

The Platform Press: How Silicon Valley reengineered journalism by Emily Bell and Taylor Owen (Tow Center for Digital Journalism)

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Le Cinq, Paris: restaurant review | The Guardian

Le Cinq, Paris: restaurant review by Jay Rayner (The Guardian)
It was supposed to be a joyous trip to one of France’s famous gastro palaces – what could possibly go wrong?

You’d almost think this reviewer was going out of his way to be as delightfully brutal as he possibly could be…

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The Brooklyn Neighborhood Blogger with the Paul Manafort Scoop

The Brooklyn Neighborhood Blogger with the Paul Manafort Scoop by Eric Lach (The New Yorker)
A stray news tip led to the discovery that Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, owns a brownstone in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

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A Long-Sought Proof, Found and Almost Lost | Quanta Magazine

A Long-Sought Proof, Found and Almost Lost by Natalie Wolchover (Quanta Magazine)
When a German retiree proved a famous long-standing mathematical conjecture, the response was underwhelming.

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I am an Arctic researcher. Donald Trump is deleting my citations | The Guardian

I am an Arctic researcher. Donald Trump is deleting my citations by Victoria Herrmann (The Guardian)
These politically motivated data deletions come at a time when the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the global average

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Donald, This I Will Tell You | New York Times

Donald, This I Will Tell You by Maureen Dowd (New York Times)
Donald, you said you could shake up Washington and make it work again. Instead, you’re the one who got worked over. 

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Why You Should Never Accept The First Hotel Room You’re Offered | Huffington Post

Why You Should Never Accept The First Hotel Room You're Offered by Suzy Strutner (Huffington Post)
Be courteous, but firm.

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What killed the romcom? It was Love, Actually

What killed the romcom? It was Love, Actually by Hadley Freeman (The Guardian)
Richard Curtis’s sexist, saccharine turkey is being recooked at a time when TV romance is far superior. May it teach filmmakers to aim higher.
‘The script is bad in Love, Actually. So bad. Not one person behaves like a recognisable human being.’ Photograph: Universal Studios

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Leftover Rice Could Make You Very Sick | Lifehacker Skillet

Leftover Rice Could Make You Very Sick by Claire Lower (Lifehacker | Skillet)
On a scale from “1” to “listeria” the amount of stomach trouble I would expect a bowl of rice to give me falls around a “2,” but apparently the seemingly innocuous grain can inflict a lot of pain if it’s not stored properly.

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👓 Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware | Motherboard

Why American Farmers Are Hacking Their Tractors With Ukrainian Firmware by Jason Koebler (Motherboard)
A dive into the thriving black market of John Deere tractor hacking.

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