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I took the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS fund raising

I took the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS fund raising. Our boss, Emilian, took us, the guys from Spring Merchant, in the center of Brasov city, Romania, and then gave us a nice icy bath. I am the tall guy, the second from left to right. That water was freezing. Good that we had some […]

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The list of bad science journals – these predatory journals publish online whatever crap you sent them in exchange for your money

Science Based Medicine triggered the alarm that there are hundreds of online science journals that aren’t really science journals. They are online websites that accept to publish any crap in exchange for your money. The researchers have even sent in a HIV paper which they copied from another team, changed every instance of the word […]

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My music recommendations: di.fm Vocal Trance and Gardyn, from Pogo

What you see above is Gardyn, from Pogo, a guy that created music mixed from Disney videos and from real world objects. I remember listening to Expialidocious dozens of times through 2010, when I first started blogging on obisnuit.eu, former manubv.wordpress.com, a Romanian blog. Right now, Pogo has a number of such videos and continues […]

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What is the shortest, most effective piece of code? [Quora question]

If you’re not on Quora, then subscribe now as you will be amazed of the storm of answers that each question may receive. The question “What is the shortest and most effective code ever written?” has a ton of replies and you will be amazed by what you will see in there. One of the […]

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It takes you 30 years to reach the limits of the map in Minecraft [numbers]

A man walked for 3 years in Minecraft trying to get to the end of the map and he has reached only 11% of the map. Now, that is HUGE. Minecraft sold 54 million copies making it the most sold pc game ever and earned 330 million dollars in 2013. 100 million registered users play […]

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Call of Duty presents: Superpower for Hire

Did you play Call of Duty? I did. All of them. Now they come into the real world to find out what real armies are doing and how private contractors use mercenaries to protect their teams or conduct various missions around the globe. Mercenaries are as real as the Call of Duty games are. Academia, […]

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Afternoon LOL via Mundate Matt: Kim Jong-un declares war on Seth Rogen

You got to be kidding me, but then again, I would declare war to Seth Rogen too. we’s played in some almost-ok movies that had some of the most idiotic scenes I could have ever think of. It is just like those movies were created by a guy on meth or by someone who breathed […]

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How many of those vintage sounds do you recognize?

New Scientist published a video mix with sounds of an old era which only some are now remembering. I remember the continuous sound when there was no emission on the TV, how the phone sounded when I wanted to call someone or how it rang when someone called us. Cord phone was a big deal […]

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Maddox slaps lifehacks

Another fresh breath from the web. Finally one of the few guys who likes to look a bit more at those lifehacks and check to see if they are good or not. It is not that lifehacks aren’t great, but not all of them are really helpful. Some can be really dangerous, like the one […]

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Tech news that you need to read: software patents, German link war, YouTube as a mobster and a confession from a tech journalist

Ok. The title might be longer than the actual blog content, but who cares? I have a huge stack of blog posts ready so I need to cut to the chase and let you know that you need to read these articles to get a better view of what the web is going through right […]

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