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  1. Geekolinks: 11/1

    1. Your guide to cable TV apps for iOS and Android (GeekSugar)
    2. 15 offbeat holidays you can celebrate in November (Mental Floss)
    3. The wild tweets of a hobo taxi driver (The Daily Dot)
    4. 8 GIFs to kick off Movember (HyperVocal)
    5. Kim Dotcom announces (The Next Web)
    6. 6 recklessly extreme versions of already extreme sports (Cracked)
    7. Who should direct Star Wars: Episode VII? (The Week)
    (title pic via Daily Picks and Flicks)

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  2. The Papercraft Biology Art of Julie Dodd

    Papercraft is always a mainstay here at Geekosystem, and when we came across the environmental and biological papercraft artwork of Julie Dodd, we were mightily impressed. From illegal logging papercraft to blood cells, Dodd is a master of her, uh, craft. Check out some of her work below, and give her site a visit right away.

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  3. Striking Image of Virus Wreaking Havoc

    The striking image above, captured by University of Sydney researchers, shows the vaccinia virus -- the vaccine used to beat smallpox -- spreading from one cell to a whole layer of cells in a monkey's kidney.

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  4. George Lucas to Use $4 Billion From Disney Sale Toward Funding Education

    Just two days ago, The Walt Disney Company announced they acquired Lucasfilm, and that the next Star Wars trilogy would begin in 2015 with Episode 7. The deal was said to cost $4.05 billion, a staggering sum of money that George Lucas plans to put toward funding education.

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  5. E=mc2 is Incomplete [Video]

    What is perhaps the most famous equation in the world, e=mc2 (sorry, Pythagorean theorem), also happens to be incomplete. MinutePhysics is here to show you the missing pieces, which, much to the Pythagorean theorem's joy, actually employs a little a2+b2=c2, and explains the utter importance of the underrepresented p times c part of the equation. Happy learning.

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  6. Geekolinks: 10/31

    1. Geeky pumpkin templates your jack-o'-lantern needs (GeekSugar)
    2. Psychology behind riding out the storm (Mental Floss)
    3. We're totally fine with dogs surviving in disaster movies (Flavorwire)
    4. 10 classic GIFs from horror movies (The Daily Dot)
    5. 5 epic ways to destroy pumpkins (Environmental Graffiti)
    6. Community has a return date (TDW Geek)
    7. 8 of the creepiest places on Earth (Cracked)
    (title pic via Daily Picks and Flicks)

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  7. Picade, an Arcade Cabinet for the Raspberry Pi

    The Raspberry Pi continues to be a fun, extremely inexpensive hobby. Even if you can't quite figure out what to do with one, the high-end model only costs $35, so that's well worth the investment of having a toy you aren't quite sure how to play with just yet. A Kickstarter project from Pimoroni, the team that brought us the awesome Pibow Raspberry Pi case, looks to bring us all an arcade cabinet for the Raspberry Pi.

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  8. Researchers on Track to Prevent Sperm From Swimming, Male Contraceptive Pill Closer

    A male birth control pill has been the subject of scientific curiosity for a while, and a new study has found that rather than killing the sperm or preventing their existence, a male contraceptive pill might be the product of preventing the sperm from swimming.

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  9. Hurricane Sandy Causes Massive Explosion at Con Edison Plant in NYC [VIDEO]

    As Hurricane Sandy hit the northeastern United States last night, large swathes of New York and New Jersey lost power. This video, which captured an explosion at a Con Edison plant, would most likely explain why. If you wait through the middle, another explosion happens at the end. It was probably terrifying for the people that didn't have power since they couldn't quickly hop on the Internet and look up what just happened. Thankfully, the storm is gone, and now we all just have to wait for the clean-up.

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  10. Geekolinks: 10/30

    1. What Hurricane Sandy did to the NYC subway system (HyperVocal)
    2. 5 books dictated from beyond the grave (Mental Floss)
    3. Baby seahorses are adorable (Environmental Graffiti)
    4. Newspaper pins sex offenders to Pinterest for Halloween (The Daily Dot)
    5. Archer group costume is better than your group costume (TDW Geek)
    6. Steve Jobs' mysterious iMac-controlled yacht (The Week)
    7. 10 most confusing things about football to an outsider (Cracked)
    (title pic via Daily Picks and Flicks)

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  11. Disney Acquires Lucasfilm, Star Wars: Episode 7 Coming in 2015

    In news we didn't exactly see coming on the even of Halloween, NBA opening night, and the day after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of New York and New Jersey, The Walt Disney Company just announced that they're set to acquire Lucasfilm, and that the next official Star Wars trilogy, starting with episode seven, is projected to kick off in 2015. Yes, you can now make the joke that Leia is a Disney princess.

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  12. Vivid Imagery Left in Hurricane Sandy’s Wake

    Hurricane Sandy ripped through a portion of the United States yesterday, leaving a trail flooding and destruction behind. Though the hurricane was only a category one -- something everyone in the southeast portion of the States scoffs at while hanging out on their porches during the height of a storm -- various areas the hurricane hit, such as New York and New Jersey, aren't built to withstand such weather. If you were paying attention to social media, some Hurricane Sandy images probably slipped into your feed, regardless of where you're from. We've collected some striking pictures the storm left in its wake, which you can check out below.

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  13. A Linking Book From Myst That Runs Myst

    If you're a Myst fan, redditor riumplus has the perfect project for you: A real-life linking book where the book part has been replaced by a self-contained desktop computer, and smoothly runs all versions of Myst with the help of a touchscreen embedded in the page.

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  14. The Science Behind a Zombie Apocalypse [Video]

    Halloween is only a few days away, and there's a pretty big storm pounding on an unprepared northeastern United States at the moment. So, one might say the combination is a -- ahem -- perfect storm for zombies and some kind of weather-related apocalypse. One might also mention how those two things could become one, much like the Frankenstorm, and become a full-on zombie apocalypse. The ever-ready gang at AsapSCIENCE is here to teach us that if a zombie apocalypse happens, however unlikely it is, we can blame our noses.

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  15. Geekolinks: 10/29

    1. Windows apps that won't give you iOS envy (GeekSugar)
    2. 16 international idioms that describe heavy rain (Mental Floss)
    3. Guy in Jersey greets Hurricane Sandy in an armchair in the street (HyperVocal)
    4. Anything happening at all means there will be Twitter parody accounts of it (The Daily Dot)
    5. What your favorite scary movie says about you (Flavorwire)
    6. 6 creepiest glitches in famous video games, gaiden (Cracked)
    7. These are some weird world records (The Week)
    (title pic via reddit)

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  16. Steam for Linux: No “Industrial Strength” Copy Protection, General Release Window

    If you've been patiently (or impatiently) awaiting Steam for Linux, some good news came out of the Ubuntu Summit. Speaking at the conference, held in Copenhagen, Denmark, Valve Engineer Drew Bliss said that Steam for Linux will not employ "industrial strength" copy protection.

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  17. Watch a Guy Sneeze His Head Off His Shoulders [Video]

    Whatever your Halloween costume this year is going to be, it can't possibly match this magician's, which involves him sneezing his head off his body in an alleyway. Alleyways make everything creepier.

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  18. Editors’ Picks 10/26: The Fantasy Clementine Files

    This week in Editors' Picks: James likes something that's secretly geeky, Rollin is a glutton for a specific kind of fruit, and Ian reads about laundry that isn't about laundry.

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  19. Geekolinks: 10/26

    1. Famous ghosts that haunt the White House (Mental Floss)
    2. 10 offensive Halloween costumes for men (HyperVocal)
    3. Insane body piercings of Phuket's vegetarian festival (Environmental Graffiti)
    4. Chaucer, inventor of "Twitter" (The Daily Dot)
    5. Terrifying art is fun (Flavorwire)
    6. 5 creepiest stories in the history of war (Cracked)
    7. How long can Amazon go without making money? (The Week)
    (title pic via Daily Picks and Flicks)

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  20. The Town of Silent Hill in Google Maps, With Some Street View

    Today not only sees the release of Windows 8, but the next Silent Hill movie, unfortunately titled Silent Hill: Revelation 3D. Even more unfortunately, it doesn't look to be following Silent Hill 2, largely considered to be not only the best entry into the franchise, but the best horror game, and one of the best examples of writing, story, and character development shining in a video game. If you've seen a trailer, you'll note it looks like the movie is following Silent Hill 3, rather than the stellar 2 or the underrated and very strange 4, but nonetheless, as a Silent Hill fan, it's nice to see the franchise get some love. As a neat promotion alongside the film, the mysterious town has been transformed into a Google Map.

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