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Bill Gates

  1. Bill Gates Has Invented Remote-Controlled Birth Control

    Now, where's the button that turns Hobby Lobby off?

    Not a fan of IUDs or other hormonal contraception options? Don't worry, friends, the future of our fallopian tubes is bright! The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is currently experimenting with an incredible microchip that could be embedded into the body to provide convenient and reliable protection for far longer than any currently available hormonal birth control. Now if I can just keep track of where I put the remote...

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  2. Bill Gates Admits That Control+Alt+Delete Was A Big Mistake

    Next maybe he'll have something to say about the blue screen of death.

    The "three finger salute" of Control+Alt+Delete has been a part of Microsoft lore since it was first put into the Acorn computers in 1981 by developer David Bradley. It's also used to log in to Windows 7 and below, which annoys users to this day. Gates is real sorry about that, as it turns out.

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  3. “Two Bills, One Selfie” Could Be Incredibly Disgusting Reference, Please Tell Us It’s Not

    Please just let this be unfortunate phrasing. Please just let this be unfortunate phrasing...

    Bill Clinton has only been on Twitter a few months, and he's already taking selfies. Clinton's selfies always feature a former president, and sometimes feature Bill Gates. Unfortunately, Clinton's caption was "Two Bills, one selfie," which is potentially the grossest reference ever made by a former President.

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  4. Joerg Sprave’s Condom Slingshot Is The Scariest Path To Safe Sex

    When Bill Gates issued a call for a condom that was safer, stronger, and easier to apply, he got slingshot mastermind Joerg Sprave's attention, mostly with that "easier to apply" part. The result is Sprave's latest creation -- a condom-applying slingshot. Because hey, you don't get a title like slingshot mastermind by not making things like this.

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  5. Things We Saw Today: Benedict Cumberbatch as Various Pokémon

    Things We Saw Today

    Presented without comment from the Pokebatchichooseyou Tumblr. (via Kotaku) 

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  6. Code.org Gets Gates, Zuckerberg, and More to Talk About Importance of Coding [Video]

    A few weeks ago Code.org launched with the goal of getting more young people excited about coding. When they launched there were rumors that they were producing a video with some of the biggest names in coding like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Today they released that video, and sure enough, Gates and Zuckerberg are in there. They're in good company too, with some big name coders from Twitter, Dropbox, and for some reason will.i.am. The takeaway message? Being a programmer now is basically like being a junk bond trader in the 1980s, except the cocaine and strippers have been replaced with free pizza and awesome rumpus rooms, and the bond trading has been replaced with doing something of some utility to society.

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  7. Bill Gates Is Absolutely CRUSHING a Reddit AMA Right Now

    Programmer, technologist, philanthropist and strong contender for King Of The Geeks Bill Gates is about 45 minutes into an AMA on Reddit right now, folks, and he is absolutely killing it. From his predictions on what the next big changes in technology will be to fielding questions on how to more effectively introduce vaccines in the developing world, Gates is being kind of the man right now in what is a pretty excellent AMA, following questions right down into the nitty gritty of comments and being smarter and funnier than you expect while doing it. If you haven't poked your head in yet, this is your cue to do so right now.

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  8. Code.org Says “Hello, World” to Get Everybody Coding

    Computer science is one of the fastest growing fields out there, but its growth is outpacing the number of young people studying it. One projection says that by the year 2020 there will be 1,000,000 more computer science jobs than computer science students. That's a huge disparity. The new site Code.org launched today to try to change that by helping grow computer programming education in the United States. It seems like their plan is to make coding seem cool so more young people will learn how to do it. Where do we sign up?

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  9. Designers Compete To Be Bill Gates’ Choice for Toilet of the Future

    As we've reported here earlier, Bill Gates has deemed it time for a new toilet. For the last couple days, teams of engineers and designers from around the world arrived in Seattle to show off their best designs for the honey bucket of the future, competing against one another to see how they handled solid waste. Don't worry, you guys, it's all soy-based gunk -- it's just supposed to look a lot like poop, a goal at which it succeeds admirably. Participants in the Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, needed to meet several criteria set by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which is throwing its philanthropic weight (read: millions of dollars of cash money grants) behind the project in the hopes of creating a functioning off-the-grid sanitation system for the developing world.

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  10. Bill Gates Funds Project to Create Potable Toilet Water

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has funded a project by Manchester University researcher Sarah Haigh with the end goal of making toilet water safe to drink, as well as being able to have energy extracted from it. Don't tell your dog just yet, but Patches may have some high quality water to sneak from the bathroom when you aren't looking sometime in the future.

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