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  • 1.
    Expression
    2 months ago
    by ckshenn

    The Russia Investigations: How Many More Maria Butinas Are There?

    In a week even Hollywood couldn't have scripted, the feds launch their case against a Russian accused of infiltrating U.S. politics. And the deputy attorney general speaks out on foreign interference.

  • 2.
    Review
    5 months ago
    by lostwonder

    Best DVR for cord cutters

    TiVo Roamio OTA vs. Tablo vs. Channel Master vs. Plex: None are ideal, but one might work for you.

  • 3.
    Analysis
    6 months ago
    by estherschindler

    Consider a pilgrimage to one of these 10 places where tech changed the world

    Tech innovation tour: Top 10 tech places to visit for career inspiration.Recharge your creative energy by checking out some sites where great ideas were born and nurtured.

  • 4.
    Current Event
    6 months ago
    by grandtheftsoul

    By 2019, the first bionic kidney will discard the need for dialysis

    Not always natural remedies are good for every health condition, no matter how good they are. Sometimes when the condition at kidney patients is serious, the only medical technology that can help is the dialysis. Without dialysis, patients may not survive, and what makes it even more difficult for those patients is the fact that there is always a long waiting list for transplantation. So far, there was no solution to this disease than getting a new kidney through transplantation.

  • 5.
    Current Event
    6 months ago
    by rexall

    Who owns water? The US landowners putting barbed wire across rivers

    New Mexico is a battleground in the fight over once public waterways, sparking fears it could set a national precedent

    Posted in: by rexall
  • 6.
    Analysis
    8 months ago
    by estherschindler

    America in 1968: An Overview in 17 Quotes

    We take a quick look at the major events and pop culture highlights in a pivotal year in American history.

  • 7.
    Expression
    1 year ago
    by AdelleChattre

    Case Farms Took Advantage of Immigrant Workers, Then Used U.S. Immigration and Labor Law Against...

    One of the most dangerous companies in the U.S. took advantage of immigrant workers. Then, when they got hurt or fought back, it used America’s laws against them. By Michael Grabell.

  • 8.
    Analysis
    1 year ago
    by grandsalami

    The Unsolved Mystery Behind the Act of Terror That Brought Putin to Power

    Ignoring the fact that Vladimir Putin came to power through an act of terror is highly dangerous in itself.

    Posted in: by grandsalami
  • 9.
    Current Event
    1 year ago
    by rexall

    Pope Francis slams Trump’s immigration ban; ‘It’s hypocrisy to call yourself a Christian’ 

    At a pilgrimage gathering of Catholics and Lutherans from Germany, Pope Francis condemned the faith of those people who call themselves Christians by being merciless to refugees and people belonging to other faiths, reports Catholic Herald. Francis rebuked “the contradiction of those who want to defend Christianity in the West, and, on the other hand, are against refugees and other religions.” “The sickness or, you can say the sin, that Jesus condemns most is hypocrisy, which is precisely what is happening when someone claims to be a Christian but does not...

  • 10.
    Current Event
    1 year ago
    by messi

    This Drug Company Just Got Caught Jacking Up the Price of a Baby Medicine by 85,000%

    This week, drug manufacturer Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals settled a lawsuit with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for US$100 million, for engaging in illegal anti-competitive behaviour to ensure its continued monopoly over a life-saving medication for infants with epilepsy. More than a decade ago, Acthar Gel sold for $40 a vial, but since it's been acquired by Mallinckrodt, the price has been raised to more than $34,000 a vial, netting the company more than $1 billion in revenue in 2015.

  • 11.
    Text Post
    1 year ago
    by Appaloosa

    And now you know.

    A SHOT OF WHISKEY

    In the old west a .45 cartridge for a six-gun cost 12 cents, so did a shot glass of whiskey. If a cowhand was low on cash he would often give the bartender a cartridge in exchange for a drink. This became known as a "shot" of whisky.

    THE WHOLE NINE YARDS

    American fighter planes in WW2 had machine guns that were fed by a belt of cartridges. The average plane held belts that were 27 feet (9 yards) long. If the pilot used up all his ammo he was said to have given it the whole nine yards.

    BUYING THE FARM

    This is synonymous with dying. During WW1 soldiers were given life insurance policies worth $5,000. This was about the price of an average farm so if you died you "bought the farm" for your survivors.

    IRON CLAD CONTRACT

    This came about from the ironclad ships of the Civil War. It meant something so strong it could not be broken.

    PASSING THE BUCK/THE BUCK STOPS HERE

    Most men in the early west carried a jack knife made by the Buck knife company. When playing poker it was common to place one of these Buck Knives in front of the dealer so that everyone knew who he was. When it was time for a new dealer the deck of cards and the knife were given to the new dealer. If this person didn't want to deal he would "pass the buck" to the next player. If that player accepted then "the buck stopped there".

    RIFF RAFF

    The Mississippi River was the main way of traveling from north to south.
    Riverboats carried passengers and freight but they were expensive so most people used rafts. Everything had the right of way over rafts which were considered cheap. The steering oar on the rafts was called a "riff" and this transposed into riff-raff, meaning low class.

    COBWEB

    The Old English word for "spider" was"cob".

    SHIP STATEROOMS

    Traveling by steamboat was considered the height of comfort. Passenger cabins on the boats were not numbered. Instead they were named after states.
    To this day cabins on ships are called staterooms.

    SLEEP TIGHT

    Early beds were made with a wooden frame.
    Ropes were tied across the frame in a crisscross pattern.
    A straw mattress was then put on top of the ropes.
    Over time the ropes stretched, causing the bed to sag. The owner would then have to tighten the ropes to get a better night's sleep.

    SHOWBOAT

    These were floating theaters built on a barge that was pushed by a steamboat.
    These played small towns along the Mississippi River. Unlike the boat shown in the movie "Showboat" these did not have an engine. They were gaudy and attention grabbing which is why we say someone who is being the life of the party is "showboating".

    OVER A BARREL

    In the days before CPR a drowning victim would be placed face down over a barrel and the barrel would be rolled back and forth in an effort to empty the lungs of water. It was rarely effective. If you are over a barrel you are in deep trouble.

    BARGE IN

    Heavy freight was moved along the Mississippi in large barges pushed by steamboats.
    These were hard to control and would sometimes swing into piers or other boats.
    People would say they "barged in".

    HOGWASH

    Steamboats carried both people and animals. Since pigs smelled so bad they would be washed before being put on board. The mud and other filth that was washed off was considered useless "hogwash".

    CURFEW

    The word "curfew" comes from the French phrase "couvre-feu", which means "cover the fire". It was used to describe the time of blowing out all lamps and candles. It was later adopted into Middle English as "curfeu", which later became the modern "curfew". In the early American colonies homes had no real fireplaces so a fire was built in the center of the room. In order to make sure a fire did not get out of control during the night it was required that, by an agreed upon time, all fires would be covered with a clay pot called-a "curfew".

    BARRELS OF OIL

    When the first oil wells were drilled they had made no provision for storing the liquid so they used water barrels. That is why, to this day, we speak of barrels of oil rather than gallons.

    HOT OFF THE PRESS

    As the paper goes through the rotary printing press friction causes it to heat up.
    Therefore, if you grab the paper right off the press it was hot. The expression means to get immediate information.

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    Posted in: by Appaloosa
  • 12.
    Image
    2 years ago
    by CatLady

    50 Color Vintage Photographs Captured Amazing Nose Art Painted on Military Aircrafts During World...

    The inscription of art work on military planes dates to World War I, when paintings were usually extravagant company or unit insignia. However, regulations were put in place after the war to stymie the practice. As the United States entered World War II, nose art regulations were relaxed, or in many cases totally ignored. WWII would become the golden age of aircraft artistry.

  • 13.
    Expression
    2 years ago
    by Appaloosa

    Solar powered pipe desalinates seawater into drinkable fluid.

    For the 2016 land art generator initiative, Khalili engineers propose a solar powered pipe to desalinate seawater into drinkable fluid.

  • 14.
    Analysis
    2 years ago
    by zyery

    King County's incredibly cheap answer to the EpiPen

    One solution to the soaring price of EpiPens: Build a replacement that costs a fraction as much. Jim Duren of King County Emergency Medical Services told KUOW’s Kim Malcolm that his agency did just that in 2013, building its own injection kit. “Excluding the medication, the kit itself costs $15 with all the supplies,” he said. And the doses of adrenaline? “Somewhere between $2.50 and 5.”

  • 15.
    Video/Audio
    2 years ago
    by Flint

    Edge of Stability by Jeff Boyce

    I found this hiding out in my favourites :) Video description: This entire timelapse sequence was recording between May and June of 2015. During this time, I managed to arrange about 5 weeks off from my regular job as a Police Officer...

  • 16.
    Expression
    2 years ago
    by Gozzin

    Mama goose finds police, who free gosling tangled in string.

    It's not a sight Sergeant James Givens is used to seeing, a goose pecking at his cruiser door, but that's what happened Monday, May 9, and initially the veteran Cincinnati officer thought the goose was simply hungry.

  • 17.
    Analysis
    2 years ago
    by FivesandSevens

    The Inter-Amish Language Barriers of Indiana

    In the eastern part of the state, a dialect like no other quietly endures. But for how long?

  • 18.
    Analysis
    2 years ago
    by Appaloosa

    The Worst Air Pollution in the US Is Not Where You Think

    The American Lung Association has an annual report out today on the troubling state of US air quality.

    Posted in: by Appaloosa
  • 19.
    Current Event
    2 years ago
    by spacepopper

    Disney Channel to Air 4-Day, 51-Movie DCOM Marathon

    In celebration of Disney Channel’s 100th original movie, Adventures in Babysitting (coming this summer), the cast is hosting a special 4-day Memorial Day Weekend DCOM marathon. Classic to current movies will air over the four-day period, which will also pre-empt the Disney Junior block on both Saturday and Sunday (a rarity). The schedule follows (always subject to changes, of course)...

  • 20.
    Expression
    2 years ago
    by Appaloosa

    Tourlitis Lighthouse

    Perched on a spindly rock spire in a Greek archipelago, this lighthouse would make a perfect wizard's tower.

  • 21.
    Expression
    2 years ago
    by CatLady

    19th-Century Storm Chasers Took the First Tornado Photographs

    In the 19th century, when photography was developing into a mass medium, a few intrepid early adopters pointed their glass plate cameras at one of the most intimidating natural forces on Earth: the tornado.

  • 22.
    Current Event
    2 years ago
    by bradd

    Mozilla co-founder's ad-blocking Brave browser will pay you bitcoin to see safe ads

    Brave, a new privacy- and speed-focused web browser helmed by Mozilla co-founder Brendan Eich, has a plan to get you to unblock ads. First announced in January, Brave is a web browser for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android that has ad blocking built in. But instead of eliminating ads entirely, Brave wants to replace them with speedier, non-intrusive ads from its own network. Users who agree to see these ads will then get paid in bitcoin.

  • 23.
    Text Post
    2 years ago
    by teamsnapzu

    [Optimization] This morning we released an update optimizing content creation and editing amongst...

    Hi everyone, we are back!

    This morning we released a performance update that targets content creation areas like the SCP (Snap Creation Process) as well as the process of editing content (snaps / text posts) and or using the bookmarklet function in general. Doing the following things should be significantly faster for everyone:

    1. Using the bookmarklet - It used to take an average of 15-20 seconds to process a page and create a snap for editing, now we hope it takes 1/4th that even during peak hours!
    2. Adding or Editing Snap title & intro - There was an issue that caused saving the title take an unacceptable amount of time, we hope to be hovering at around 1-2 seconds for this now.
    3. Adding/Searching Tribes - Prior to the update we experienced delays in searching and adding tribes to snaps, at times it took a while for tribes to appear when being added, this should be fixed now as well.
    4. Adding/Editing Content Modules - All content modules should be working faster!

    Even after extended sandbox testing we can never be 100% sure that we wont run into any performance issues, so if you notice something taking a longer then expected please get in touch with us by shooting off an email to support@snapzu.com or you can PM /u/drunkenninja directly to describe the problem.

    There is however some bitter with the sweet in this update. The search function had to be disabled for a number of reasons as we work to overhaul our platform's backend for better performance and optimization. We should have the search functionality back in no time at all however, we expect it to be offline for no more than a few days, a week at most.

    Thanks everyone, and happy snapping!

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    Posted in: by teamsnapzu
  • 24.
    Text Post
    2 years ago
    by drunkenninja

    Policy Change on Posting SEO, Self Serving and/or Spam Content

    Hi everyone!

    In recent months we have seen a significant increase in self-serving content and spam. For those of you who have posted your own content on Snapzu and are wondering what has been happening lately, I will explain.

    We have tweaked our anti-spam functionality to be more sensitive towards the blatant posting of SEO content. It is considered self serving to game our community for the purpose of helping your website in search rankings. We have added/tweaked additional measures like only assigning do-follow links to highly up voted content, as well as un-publishing or even deleting snaps/text posts, domain blocking and or IP banning accounts that abuse our content creation and sharing policies. If your account is engaged in posting content meant to game our system for the purpose of SEO, blatant spamming, or other content marketing activity that may jeopardize the well being of our community, please know that we will do everything in our power to remove such content and prevent it from happening again.

    Please note that members who follow the 10% self-serving sharing rule may continue to engage with our community just as before, but if you feel you may be breaking the rules or have received a system message warning you that you have, you can PM me and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

    The last thing we want is to be overrun by spam. There are too many great social websites that have failed because little to nothing was done about such content. If you have something to say in regards to this, be sure to post in the comments. Our stance on this is clear, we are however looking for any feedback to better our approach.

    Thanks all!

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    Posted in: by drunkenninja
  • 25.
    Text Post
    2 years ago
    by drunkenninja

    We welcome your donations, but please don't charge them back!

    Over the past several years as we have been developing this platform and growing this awesome community we came across many very nice and generous folks that would selflessly donate a few bucks to our cause. We have always strictly used these donations to help pay for the hosting which at this point is getting a bit on the costly side due to those server upgrades back in August of last year.

    The other day I received an email from Paypal letting me know that a donation made back in November has been "charged back" by the credit card holder. Thinking, oh well, I guess they need their money back I accepted the charge back and even left a message letting the person know that they could have simply emailed me and told me they needed the donation back and I would have gladly sent it back to them. Really, I totally understand that someone may have needed those funds back, and would have no issue to click the "refund" button.

    The one thing that really hurt however is that the chargeback fee after all the conversion and paypal mumbo jumbo was over 30 cdn (more than the donation), which put our poor little donation account into the negative which set off a chain reaction that had paypal lock our account. Last night I had to spend over 2 hours on the phone with them explaining what happened and that the original payment was just a donation and that no transfer of ownership changed hands of any product. They told me that because I "accepted liability" I was liable for the chargeback fee, and they wouldn't do anything about it. Ok, lesson learned I guess, who would have thought.

    Either way, please, if you're feeling generous and wish to help out, we highly encourage it, we don't run any ads, and we don't have sponsored content so the only way we get help is by receiving donations from generous people such as yourselves. But please, I just ask that if for whatever reason you feel like you need that donation back, please PM me or email support@snapzu.com with your email address, and let us know you need the donation back! We really appreciate it, just one charge back can negate 3 donations that even at this point come far in-between.

    Sorry for the rant, just felt really sad about it since I just couldn't understand why someone would do that. Thanks for reading/understanding.

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    Posted in: by drunkenninja
  • 26.
    Interactive
    2 years ago
    by belangermira

    What Color Is This Goddamn Dress?

    Since it hit Tumblr yesterday, the image below has started an internet schism that may never be healed. Some maniacs, it seems, see the dress as gold and white, while other completely reasonable people see it as blue and black.

  • 27.
    Expression
    2 years ago
    by IanMcGregor

    Le Reve by Ian McGregor

    As though it were the remnants of last night's dream, the valley awakens in the early hours. Captured in the Qu'Appelle Valley in Saskatchewan, Canada. © Ian D. McGregor

  • 28.
    Expression
    2 years ago
    by AdelleChattre

    Amish.biz

    The Amish are online, onscreen, and multiplying fast. In their battle with modernity, it’s tough to say who’s winning. By Kevin Williams.

  • 29.
    Expression
    2 years ago
    by AdelleChattre

    Charlie Brown Never Found His Little Red-Haired Girl, but We Did

    Donna Wold’s hair is now white, not “violently red”, but she still remembers her courtship with a man named Sparky, and the comic strips that read “like an old love letter.” By Darryn King.

  • 30.
    Expression
    2 years ago
    by fanficmistress

    How Breweries Like Coors, Yuengling And Anheuser-Busch Survived Prohibition

    Prohibition crippled a thriving brewing industry in the United States. Between 1900 and 1913, beer production in the United States rose from 1.2 billion gallons to 2 billion gallons. By 1916, there were approximately 1,300 breweries in the country. But four years later, a nationwide ban on alcohol went into effect. Only a handful of breweries were still standing when Prohibition lifted in 1933. Their secret? Switching production to something other than beer.