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Thoughtful Giant Tortoise Helps An Overturned Giant Tortoise Get Back on His Feet

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While at the the Taipei Zoo (previously), visitor Audi Yu captured this lovely footage of a thoughtful giant tortoise at gently helping an overturned terrapin get back on his feet. Once accomplished, however, the two tortoises walked away like nothing ever happened.

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1310 days ago
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Opening an Internet time capsule—Internet in a Box for Win95

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How could I refuse?

A few days ago, my wife messaged me a photo from a thrift shop with the question, "You want?" The picture was of a box of software still in shrinkwrap—SPRY Inc.'s Internet in a Box for Windows 95.

The answer was an obvious "OMG YES." I reviewed Internet in a Box back in 1993 when it was first released as an early adopter of independent local Internet dialup (using David Troy's Toad.Net). I spent endless hours connected with the software and my very first laptop PC, pulling down Hubble Telescope images from the Space Telescope Science Institute's Gopher server and raging at Usenet posts. Just the sight of the logo caused a wave of nostalgia to wash over me. It was a simpler time, a somewhat less user-friendly time. CompuServe was still a thing.

This particular box of software was, however, especially endearing. I used version 1.0 for several years before Toad.Net partnered with Covad and ran one of Baltimore's very first DSL connections into my house—allowing me to give up the dual ISDN connection I had for my connection to my employer. This was a bundle designed to bring the masses to the Internet, along with their photos, in 1995. Attached to the box was a Seattle FilmWorks one-use 35mm film camera, emblazoned with the CompuServe logo.

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1368 days ago
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Watch this highly effective redneck furniture moving technique

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Battle Creek, Michigan Math Professor Critiques an Email Sent to Him From a Student Who Missed Class

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Marcus Anderson,

Marcus Anderson a math professor at Kellogg Community College in Battle Creek, Michigan, recently created a video where he critiques an a bad email sent to him from one of his students. The student, whose email address starts off with “cartmanrulez99″, writes to the professor as if he is a best friend for life, drops a winky face, uses shortcuts when spelling out words (u, lol, and thx), requests handouts for each of the four classes missed, and then goes ahead and asks for the actual class book.

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YouTube Host Craig Benzine Uses 1,000th Video to Propose to His Girlfriend

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Craig Benzine hosts the Mental Floss show The Big Question and operates the YouTube channel WheezyWaiter. Benzine used the 1,000th video on that channel to propose to his girlfriend. He began the process three months ago by using the first letters in the titles of his last 20 videos (including the 1,000th) to spell out “Chyna Will You Marry Me?”

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Apple said 'One more thing' for the first time since Steve Jobs' death

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For the first time since the death of Steve Jobs, Tim Cook took the stage and let himself say Jobs' signature line: "One more thing." The phrase was said moments before the new Apple Watch reveal — probably the biggest new device since Jobs' death — and clearly signals that the company is finally willing to let the Jobs legacy lie. Indeed, the company has been bolder and more daring this year, and their willingness to have more fun was present today. Here's to the new Apple.

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1406 days ago
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