Archive for November, 2012


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Over at Vulture, Heather Havrilesky has a thoughtful essay about why we’re drawn to stories about the apocalypse — and especially the post-apocalypse.

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Above is the full video of Dan Harmon’s Keynote Speech From the XOXO Festival. Like all things Harmon, it starts out silly then swings back around, delivering some harsh truths and with a schmear of heart.

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Ever wondered what a whirlwind of emotions looks like? Wonder no more. Watch this girl struggle to keep an even emotional keel as the whales around her slosh and bob ever-closer to her and her dad’s canoe.

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Back in August we teamed up with WebHostingBuzz to run a giveaway, giving readers of Queness the chance to win 1 year’s free hosting.

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Basho Technologies Riak Cloud Storage (Riak CS) now can be replicated across multiple data centers.The new capability, combined with its existing AWS S3 compatibility, gives a potent boost to the fast growing distributed storage service.

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Uber has been testing its service in Sydney for months but the taxi booking startup has finally gone official in the Australia city today, marking its first full-scale launch in Asia Pacific.

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Paypal co-fouder Peter Thiel, along with existing investors, has invested $49 million in Xero, the online accounting software for small businesses.
It is Thiel’s third investment in Xero.

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Christian Science MonitorNASA surprised to spot ice on MercuryChristian Science MonitorDespite searing daytime temperatures, Mercury, the planet closest to the sun, has ice and frozen organic materials inside permanently shadowed craters in its…

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Chris Eliasmith has spent years contemplating how to build a brain.

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OmniVision this afternoon posted better-than-expected results for its fiscal second quarter ended October. But the stock is not responding to the good news, likely due to signs of margin pressure.

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