This Week’s Top Comedy Video: If Miyazaki Films Were Like Other Anime

April 19th, 2014 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

This Week's Top Comedy Video: If Miyazaki Films Were Like Other Anime

Anime legend Hayao Miyazaki has a whimsical style and plot complexity all his own. But what if his masterpieces followed the anime tropes we know so well? Whoa Ponyo, you sure look, uh, different.

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Take a Sip of a 3,300-Year-Old Danish Beer

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Take a Sip of a 3,300-Year-Old Danish Beer

Wanna get some real beer snob cred? With Egtved Girl’s Brew, you can sneer at your friends’ beers and their "founded in the 1800s" claims to authenticity. Because this beer’s recipe is 3,300 years old. Now that’s a legit brew.

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Electronic Monocle Uses Biofeedback to Track Your Favorite Websites

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Electronic Monocle Uses Biofeedback to Track Your Favorite Websites

The internet is a fire hydrant of content. Keeping track of the pages you enjoy is a pain. A team of UK design students has a conceptual solution: Amoeba, an electronic monocle that files away the pages you find most interesting, as measured by your biofeedback response. It’s the emotion-tracking Google Glass you always wanted!

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LED Lights Are Ruining Laundry Detergent’s White-Brightening Trick

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LED Lights Are Ruining Laundry Detergent's White-Brightening Trick

LED lighting is great. The right bulb gives the same warm incandescent glow you love from a fraction of the energy. But there’s a downside: while LEDs make cities look awesome , the most common type of LED lighting dims the ultraviolet trick laundry detergents use to make white clothes look whiter. The future is bright, but it’s also kind of dingy.

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Anti-Bus Laws, High Rents, and Pee: What’s Ruining Our Cities This Week

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Anti-Bus Laws, High Rents, and Pee: What's Ruining Our Cities This Week

Tennessee lawmakers tried to make Nashville’s buses illegal, a dude pissed in a reservoir and Portland has to flush 38 million gallons of water, and—let’s say it all together—the rent is too damn high. This is your weekly look at What’s Ruining Our Cities.

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U.S. Gov’t Changed Your HealthCare.gov Password Because of Heartbleed

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U.S. Gov't Changed Your HealthCare.gov Password Because of Heartbleed

Heartbleed, the gaping flaw that left the internet’s security gate wide open for more than two years, is causing headaches for yet another site: the beleagured Healthcare.gov . The government says the site has not been compromised, but officials have reset all user passwords "out of an abundance of caution." Heartbleed’s not done causing heartburn yet.

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Windows Phone, Haunted Houses, Muppets, and More

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Windows Phone, Haunted Houses, Muppets, and More

Well it was another busy week here at Gizmodo. On top of Utopia Week, our week-long look at past, present, and future visions of a perfect society, we brought you reviews of new phones, cameras, and smartwatches, a hard look at beginning a life without Facebook, and a behind-the-scenes look at Jim Henson’s phenomenal workshop. Let’s review!

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How To Pass a Urine Test (Or At Least Stand a Fighting Chance)

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How To Pass a Urine Test (Or At Least Stand a Fighting Chance)

You’ve got enough to worry about for that upcoming job interview without stressing over whether or not you’ll be judged by what you pee into a cup. And sometimes it’s just to late to go all the way straight-and-narrow. Fortunately there are ways of maximizing the chance that your future employment won’t be sidetracked by Friday night’s doobie. Here’s what you need to know to have your best chance at passing a urinalysis test.

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Why Vinyl Is the Only Worthwhile Way to Own Music

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Why Vinyl Is the Only Worthwhile Way to Own Music

On any given Tuesday in the 90s, I would hustle to the record store after school to gawk at the new releases. Occasionally, I would take a CD home, greedily tear it open, pop it into my boombox, and listen while I pretended to do my homework. This wonderful experience has no value any more. It’s obsolete.

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Holy Cow, Another Crazy Meteorite Caught on Russian Dashcam

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Last night, yet another eye-searing blue meteor screamed across the dark Russian sky. Lucky for us, Russia is the land of dashcams, meaning that yet again , we get a driver’s seat view of the phenomenon. How do you say "wow" in Russian?

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