Can-in-Stein: turn a beer-can into a stein

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Like some of Thinkgeek’s best products (like the Taunton guts sleeping bag), the Das Can-in-Stein started out as an April Fool’s prank but sparked so much demand that they actually started producing them. It’s a pewter-colored resin beer-can holder that makes it into a medieval-ish tavern stein.

(via Oh Gizmo)

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City of London Police reject FOIA request for their dealings with copyright lobbyists

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They say they have so much correspondence with the industry, and are apparently so incompetent at searching their own records, that they can’t fulfil the request without being unduly burdened, and thus they are not required to comply with the Freedom of Information request.
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Fark prohibits misogyny in new addition to moderator guidelines

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Drew from FARK: “the FArQ will be updated with new rules reminding you all that we don’t want to be the He Man Woman Hater’s Club. This represents enough of a departure from pretty much how every other large internet community operates that I figure an announcement is necessary.”

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Copyright troll abuses DMCA in bid to censor his previous life as a troll-fighter

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DC attorney Mike Meier once worked with EFF to fight copyright trolls, whom he called “bill collectors for the movie industry…extorting money” — now he’s joined the trolls as a professional “bill collector,” and now he wants evidence of his past life censored and is prepared to send outrageously bogus copyright threats to get his way.

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Tech Review’s annual science fiction issue, edited by Bruce Sterling, featuring William Gibson

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The summer annual features stories “inspired by the real-life breakthroughs covered in the pages of MIT Technology Review,” including “Petard,” my story about hacktivism; and “Death Cookie/Easy Ice,” an excerpt from William Gibson’s forthcoming (and stone brilliant) futuristic novel The Peripheral.
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Blogging History: CNN bumps Syria for Miley’s twerk; Counterfeiter passed $7M worth of inkjet greenbacks; How to argue with conservatives

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One year

Why CNN gave Miley Cyrus top spot over Syria: The Onion cooked up a brutal item today: a fake op-ed from CNN.com’s managing editor, Meredith Artley, explaining why the above was CNN’s homepage this morning.

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