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Dave Barry Learns Everything You Need to Know About Being a Husband From Reading 50 Shades of Grey

Aerospace Cubicle Engineer (ACE):

“Fifty Shades of Grey” contains an encouraging message to men everywhere: Women are interested in sex with abusive, but superhot billionaires. The rest of us will have to wait until the next “Fifty Shades” movie (or win the lottery a hundred times) before we can have sex with our own wives.

Originally posted on TIME:

So I read Fifty Shades of Grey. This is the book written by female British author “E. L. James” that became a huge bestseller, devoured by pretty much every woman on Earth except my wife (or so she claims).

I think I might be the only man who read this book. I did it sneakily, hiding the cover, especially when I was on an airplane, which actually is a good place to read this book because you have access to a barf bag. I say this because of the writing style, which is . . . OK, here’s one tiny sample of the writing style:

“Did you give him our address?”
“No, but stalking is one of his specialties,” I muse matter-of-factly.
Kate’s brow knits further.

That’s right: This is the kind of a book where, instead of saying things, characters muse them, and they are somehow able to…

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Build your own Hackintosh at 65% cost of Macintosh | Lifehacker

CustoMac Budget ATX

A powerful desktop build with budget-minded parts and no graphics card. This build contains an ATX-sized motherboard, a dual or quad core CPU and Intel HD 4600 onboard graphics. Cost: $972-$1240 without monitor. $1899 for iMac with 16 Gb RAM, 3.1 GHz i5, 1 Tb, 21.5″ display.

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Cubicle Warrior Picks: UFC Fight Night 59 McGregor vs Siver

UFC Fight Night 59: McGregor vs. Siver

The main card will feature an exciting matchup between Irish striker Conor McGregor and Russian-German kickboxer Dennis Siver for a shot at the featherweight championship against Jose Aldo sometime this year. Also on this card is a WEC reunion and rubber match between Donald Cerrone and Benson Henderson.

My picks: McGregor, Cerrone, Hall, Tibau.

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2014 Cyber Attacks Statistics (Aggregated)

Originally posted on Hackmageddon.com:

As I did exactly one year ago, I have consolidated all the stats collected during 2014 with the intention to provide an high level overview of the past year. Of course this data does not pretend be exhaustive, I’d rather prefer to define the charts as macro-indicators of the threat landscape and the corresponding trends, since the sources of the timelines (from which the stats are derived) are open and therefore only show cyber attacks that were discovered and gained space in the news.

It is interesting to compare the trend of 2014 with the two previous years. It appears to be more stable, even if the overall level has been lower. The reason of this? Maybe the decreased impact of hacktivism and the major attention of the media towards the massive breaches that characterized the past year.

Monthly Trend

On the other hand, if one considers the drill down of…

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College Football Playoff Predictions


As of Monday morning, the Oregon Ducks are favored by 6 or 7 points (depending on source) over the Ohio State Buckeyes. My eyes tell me that Oregon’s offense will light up the scoreboard like the game against FSU. My mind tells me that Urban Meyer can coach any team to victory. Heck, he got his team this far with a third string quarterback! What do statistics and analytics say?

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