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

  1. “Give a Sh!t” Donation Drive for the Poop Transplant Bank Needs You to Doo Your Duty

    Or do your doody. Your call.

    OpenBiome is a non-profit poop transplant bank. That's right; people give a crap, and then OpenBiome hangs onto it and sends it to a hospital in need, where it's transplanted to replenish good digestive bacteria and cure C. diff bacterial infection. The #2 method is the best way to treat potentially deadly C. diff, and OpenBiome needs you to drop a load (of cash) on their "Give a Sh!t" donaction campaign to expand the operation and help more people.

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  2. Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales Isn’t Taking Any of Gamergate’s Threats, Tells Them Off Spectacularly

    *Slow clap.*

    The tough duty of defending the editing of Gamergate Wiki entries for accuracy has fallen to Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, and he's handling it admirably.

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  3. Creator Rights Issues With Game of Thrones: The Compendium Persist as Submissions Open Today

    When Game of Thrones: The Compendium was announced, the crowd-sourced Game of Thrones book had some rather dubious rights agreements. They've since been improved, but there are things you should know before handing over your own hard work for whatever HBO feels like doing with it now and forever.

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  4. This Is the Only Video You Wanted From the Star Wars Table Read. We Know.

    Now do Jedi for the role reversal!

    Since you probably didn't get to see it for yourself, here's the moment from last night's Empire Strikes Back table read in L.A. when Ellen Page and Jessica Alba (Han and Leia) acknowledged their feelings for each other. If you listen closely, you can also join the cast in laughing at a very, um, enthusiastic audience member's reaction to the kissing narration.

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  5. Peter Capaldi Is Leonardo da Vinci in a Movie Releasing in U.S. Theaters TOMORROW

    Shuttity up.

    We know; there's a Capaldi-shaped hole where your heart once was now that Doctor Who's eight season has ended. Don't despair! We've got just the thing to fill it: A movie about Leonardo da Vinci comes out tomorrow starring Peter Capaldi! Trailer after the jump.

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  6. Ubisoft Is Now Offering Free Games to Make Up for Assassin’s Creed Unity Bugs

    If you survived the hair monster, you can now claim your prize.

    Ubisoft is making good on promises to compensate for Assassin's Creed Unity bugs with free stuff. Now they've launched a site for you to get a free game out of it.

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  7. Curiosity Rover Smelled What Mars Dealt: Methane, Which Could Mean Life

    We don't know if bacteria supplied it, since no one denied it.

    The Mars Curiosity rover has made an exciting discovery: Mars has methane, which is a possible sign of life. Beautiful, stinky life.

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  8. Nintendo Games Make Surprisingly Perfect Pulp Covers, We Await Your Fanfic

    Just don't call her "Metroid."

    Artist Ástor Alexander created these re-imaginings of classic games as pulp fiction covers.

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  9. Mad With Power, Moffat Names Two Doctor Who Characters He’d Bring Back If He Felt Like It

    He's got folders full of characters he could bring back!

    Whatever! You don't know Steven Moffat! He can do what he wants! All of time and space... are his to control!

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  10. Christmas Songs Scientifically Accurate, NASA Confirms That The Holidays Literally Make Seasons Bright

    Important holiday science.

    The Earth is always pretty when viewed from space, but NASA has some new data that shows that the holidays light up the Earth like, well, a Christmas tree.

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