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Straight man told not to change his surname after he got married in case people thought he was gay

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A heterosexual man was left stunned after his boss refused to accept his new name.
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jepler
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today in "what.".
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The future will be black. And female. And cybernetic.

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Metafilter's favourite android Janelle Monae announces her new album Dirty Computer.

Her new project expands to include a narrative film, or "emotion picture". And appropriately, the trailer is also being shown before Black Panther screenings.

Yes, we do need to have a Metafilter post whenever Janelle Monae does something.
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Reassembled the MDT-9100T. Doesn’t draw a lot of current, which...

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Reassembled the MDT-9100T. Doesn’t draw a lot of current, which I guess is to be expected. Like the keyboard illumination lights, for Night Hacking.

Also: donuts and coffee make a surprisingly resilient cement.

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jepler
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"donuts and coffee make a surprisingly resilient cement" don't leave us hanging. tell us the story.
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The Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer Re-Cut to the Beastie Boys Has No Right to Be This Great

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Earlier this month, we got our long-awaited first trailer for the Han Solo Star Wars spinoff film, and it was actually pretty fine. Not the disaster some fans might have expected given the movie’s tumultuous production, just not the greatest trailer in the world. But it turns out there’s one way to make it pretty dang great: A bit of “Sabotage.”

Chris Galegar, co-host of War Starts At Midnight, cut together this new version of the trailer using the Beastie Boys classic—and preferred tune of the rebooted Star Trek movies, weirdly enough—that blends together shots from the Super Bowl TV spot and full trailer that is all cool-looking smuggler space action and no dialogue. And, as alien as it is to read the words “Star Wars” and “Beastie Boys” together, it honestly really, really works. See what you think:

It’s something that is, in and of itself, very much like Han himself—a bit swaggery, a bit rough around the edges, a bit lighter in tone. It’s an idea you’d think should never come together but somehow absolutely does. It emphasizes the action and grandeur of what we saw in the footage instead of dialogue teasers about Han’s mysterious past or the intriguing figures that are a part of it. It’s a ton of fun!

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Would Star Wars fans have blown a gasket if this was an official trailer? Probably—especially given the song’s link to the Trek reboot—but then again, they also blew their gaskets about the physics of hyperspace travel as a combat technique. This would’ve at least been a surprising way to show that Solo is going to be a bit different to most of the other Star Wars movies we’ve had already.

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jepler
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I think all sci-fi/action trailers should be cut with this track in mind from now on
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satadru
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Much better.
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uTorrent Client Affected by Some Pretty Severe Security Flaws

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A Google security researcher has found multiple security flaws affecting the uTorrent web and desktop client that allow an attacker to infect a victim with malware or collect data on the users' past downloads, reports BleepingComputer. From the report: The vulnerabilities have been discovered by Google Project Zero security researcher Tavis Ormandy, and they impact uTorrent Web, a new web-based version of the uTorrent BitTorrent client, and uTorrent Classic, the old uTorrent client that most people know. Ormandy says that both uTorrent clients are exposing an RPC server -- on port 10000 (uTorrent Classic) and 19575 (uTorrent Web). The expert says that attackers can hide commands inside web pages that interact with this open RPC server. The attacker only needs to trick a user with a vulnerable uTorrent client to access a malicious web page. Furthermore, the uTorrent clients are also vulnerable to DNS rebinding -- a vulnerability that allows the attacker to legitimize his requests to the RPC server.
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jepler
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I didn't read the details, but a superficially similar bug was reported (and fixed) in transmission's RPC facility earlier this year
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They Might Be Giants - Push Back the Hands (Official Video)

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From: ParticleMen
Duration: 03:08

you would give up your right arm to go back
to when you had a right arm
you’ll need some muscles to move it backward
push back the hands of time
broken glass is glittering like diamonds
can’t hear yourself thinking over the sirens
push back the hands of time
push back the hands of time
you want to sing to drown out the car horn
squeeze your eyes shut and scream like a newborn
like a newborn babe

dawn breaks like a fallen vase
push back the hands of time
unwelcome vision of rosy fingers
push back the hands of time
it wouldn’t help you if you’d had any sleep
it wouldn’t save you from the mission creep
push back the hands of time
push back the hands of time
screeching tires but never a collision
endless day without a sunset provision
endless day

push back the hands of time
push back the hands of time

you want to sing to drown out the car horn
squeeze your eyes shut and scream like a newborn
like a newborn babe
push back the hands of time
push back the hands of time

Dial-A-Song Video Week 8.

Directed by David Cowles and Jeremy Galante
Animation by Brad Pattullo and Jeremy Galante
Backgrounds by Arianna Palmer and David Cowles

I Like Fun is here.
Get I Like Fun direct from TMBG - http://bit.ly/ILikeFun
or at iTunes - http://geni.us/iILF
or in the UK/EU - http://ljx.cc/TMBG_ILikeFun

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jepler
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oooh so much stuff to digest in this video! I'm sure I missed at least a few references. What's the black&white setting in "livello 10" supposed to be? It is a little bit evocative of La Jetee, which would fit the time travel theme.
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