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Teen’s Facebook ‘suck it’ post costs dad $80,000

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When Patrick Snay, 69, a former employee of a Florida prep school won 80,000 tax-free dollars in an age discrimination suit, he made a fatal mistake: he told his teenage daughter. According to the Miami Herald, the younger Snay took to Facebook and reportedly posted: “Mama and Papa Snay won the case against [the school, […] [Read More]
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Boeing making ‘self-destruct’ phone

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Boeing is developing a phone designed for users who handle sensitive data in the defense realm — one that wipes out all of its data if tampered with. It’s called the Boeing Black, presumably to match the color of those infamous helicopters. The company says the heart of the phone’s security features are hardware based […] [Read More]
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David Byrne karaokes Biz Markie’s ‘Just A Friend’

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Oh, snap! David Byrne, former lead singer of the Talking Heads and all-around cool guy, wasn’t drunk when he stepped up to the mic and did a karaoke version of Biz Markie’s “Just a Friend,” it was for a good cause according to Rolling Stone: As promised, the former Talking Heads frontman went where many […] [Read More]
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Proof that Brian Williams belongs on our ‘coolest’ in Ct. list

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There has been much debate around our “51 Coolest” people with Connecticut connections list, especially since Ralph Nader is among the honored. The internal debate centered around the inclusion of Brian Williams who was seen by some to be too “establishment,” but if you ever had any question about the NBC anchor, just watch this […] [Read More]
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George Zimmerman speaks out. Again.

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Look, I know you have had enough of this guy, but just in case you wanted to get a little deeper inside George Zimmerman’s head, watch this interview. Derrick Ashong of Fusion.net interviews Zimmerman at length, while it’s pretty clear he’s trying really hard to keep straight face. Like when Zimmerman explains “if this case […] [Read More]
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Anne Hathaway to present at Oscars

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  We have a love-hate relationship with the Oscars so it is fitting that the actress everyone loves to hate, Anne Hathaway, will join Jennifer Lawrence in presenting the awards later on March 2. She hasn’t presented since 2011, which her appearance was generally panned. The show is hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, a choice that […] [Read More]
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HBO’s “True Detective’s” amazing six-minute shot

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If you haven’t been watching HBO’s True Detective, you are making a big mistake. The tense crime drama set in Louisiana took a turn into Texas in Sunday night’s episode — the series’ fourth — and the ending, a six-minute, single-shot scene of utter chaos is breathtaking. Director Cary Joji Fukunaga takes lead characters Det. […] [Read More]
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Who’s older: Selena Gomez or Kate Upton?

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Actress Selena Gomez, who started her career on “Barney & Friends” before moving on to the Disney Channel, celebrated her 21st birthday on Monday. But can you tell if she’s older or younger than the famous Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton? They’re nearly the same age. Then click through and see if you can […] [Read More]
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The CD turns 30, remembers when Reeboks were cool

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The Compact Disc turns the big three-oh today making it way older than the hipsters who wince at the sound of its non-analog music.
Sony introduced the CDP-101, which after years of industry development, was the first commercially available CD player.
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Fox News inadvertently airs live suicide

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Fox News inadvertently aired a live suicide while broadcasting helicopter footage of a carjacking suspect in Arizona. Anchor Shepard Smith, visibly upset, calls for the live shot to be pulled, but not in time — Viewers saw Smith repeating “get off it,” after the gunshot, indicating he was watching the video on a delay. The [...] [Read More]
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