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Saturday Aug 23 | Lone Star Ball

Saturday OT

Some have speculated that the term's origin is Yiddish because of its similarity to the interjection.

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Related Topix: Game Show, Survivor, Reality TV, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Animated TV, The Simpsons, Comedy, Sports, Texas Rangers, Major League Baseball

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Slate Magazine

When AOL Was GayOL

In the first part of my history of early online LGBTQ spaces, I focused on the newsgroup soc.motss and the singular group of people it drew together.

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Related Topix: AOL, Time Warner, Media, Computers, Social Software, Gay/Lesbian

Wed Aug 20, 2014

New Urban Legends

Hippo Eats Dwarf

From the Las Vegas Sun : An Austrian circus dwarf died recently when he bounced sideways from a trampoline and was swallowed by a hippopotamus.

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Related Topix: University of Washington, Life, Food, Vegetarian

Slate Magazine

The First Gay Space on the Internet

Group shot from the first annual motss.con in 1987. Founder Steve Dyer is in the front row, fourth from right.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Groong

Letters to Editors - 08/17/2014

Dear Groong readers, We bring to your attention the following letters we've received.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

GlobeNewswire

UsenetServer Now Offering VPN Service to Secure Internet Access

UsenetServer , the lowest priced premiere Usenet newsgroup access provider, is now offering a VPN service alongside it's leading Usenet access.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

EETimes

Paul A. Clayton "My main critisism of this however is that it has...

However, I could not find any way to offer suggestions or ask about rationales. I think only recently have people associated with RISC-V posted on comp.arch and that more as project announcements.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

The Washington Post

Meet the Interneta s earliest cat lovers -- and the trolls who terrorized them

And before all of these things, there were cats - because this is the Internet, and the cat is its spirit animal.

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Related Topix: Internet Troll, Business News

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