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    Dan is a video game modding hobbyist and secret ninja who lives in New Jersey.

  1. A Few Londoners Accidentally Signed Away Their First-Born Children for Free WiFi

    Did they get the kids back if they guessed that the password was "Rumpelstiltskin"?

    Digital security firm F-Secure gave a big F-you to EULAs with a WiFi hotspot publicity stunt that allowed for free WiFi access as long as users agreed to its terms and conditions, which included giving away the rights to their first-born children. A few users agreed, possibly proving they didn't read the agreement, they're not that interested in kids, or they had some really important tweets to send.

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  2. Please Tell Everyone We Use Our Whole Brains and Not Just 10%, Thanks

    Maybe it's that only 10% of people use their brains at all?

    If only someone would've told the Lucy screenwriters before... no. Now that I think about it, that probably wouldn't have helped the movie.

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  3. Plans for Live Action Tetris Movie From Mortal Kombat Movie Studio Falling Into Place

    Please say that means they'll also disappear.

    Yes, there really is a Tetris movie in development from Threshold Entertainment, the makers of bad but somehow still fun Mortal Kombat movies. At least it can't be worse than Battleship.

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  4. Dorkly Collects 20 Incredibly Geeky Classroom Test Responses

    You get an F for "flipping brilliant." But also for "fail."

    Hey! Listen: You should really study more.

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  5. Several New Interstellar Trailers Drop More Footage and Information About the Plot

    Interstellar. Planetary. Planetary. Interstellar.

    Of course. Of course he's the best pilot we ever "had." Why wouldn't it be past tense? Otherwise, how could McConaughey come out of retirement for one last job!? (More trailers after the jump.)

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  6. The ISS Astronaut Expedition 42 Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Poster Is the Meaning of Life

    Deep Thought was right!

    Maybe we should have paid closer attention when the most intelligent beings on the planet (astronauts) started heading off to outer space.

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  7. Our 18 Favorite N64 Games to Celebrate the Nintendo 64′s 18th Birthday

    "Get N or get gtfo." -Grown up Nintendo 64.

    The Nintendo 64 is old enough to vote, buy cigarettes, and fight in wars that don't involve the PlayStation. So, let's revisit a time when you weren't old enough for any of those things with our 18 favorite Nintendo 64 games.

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  8. Yahoo Is Shutting Down the Original YAHOO Because No One Cares and Everything Dies

    "Everything that has a beginning has an end." -Google (I think)

    Cue all the requisite "I feel so old!"

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  9. Things We Saw Today: That’s No Little Prince… That’s a Jedi on a Space Station!

    Use the feels, Teepublic.

    It's as if a million voices suddenly cried out in "want!"

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  10. Fantasia-esque Cirque du Soleil Flying Drone Dance Short Film Makes Us Miss Practical Effects in Movies

    We're looking at you, Episode VII. Don't screw up.

    Hollywood, take note. This magical video is seriously just a few quadcopters cosplaying as lampshades and flying along to an algorithm, and it looks amazing. Can we please have more inventive practical effects back in our movies? This is like Fantasia or Beauty and the Beast come to life. (Behind-the-scenes video after the jump.)

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