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27 Funniest Moments From "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" A View That Puts Window Seats to Shame. At the joystick was Bob Webster, a droll and brilliant adventurer half-jokingly known as the “Bill Gates of Oklahoma”.

A View That Puts Window Seats to Shame

A software developer and inventor, Webster created some of the Midwest’s tech infrastructure in the early 1980s. He's also a passionate pilot. In 2001, he and his brother Mike built this aeroplane from a $100,000 kit offered by Lockwood Aircraft. I first met Webster in 2008, on a group trek to Everest Base Camp. One morning, I woke at dawn and found Webster drinking coffee in the dining area. Seymour M. Hersh · The Killing of Osama bin Laden · LRB 21 May 2015. It’s been four years since a group of US Navy Seals assassinated Osama bin Laden in a night raid on a high-walled compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Seymour M. Hersh · The Killing of Osama bin Laden · LRB 21 May 2015

The killing was the high point of Obama’s first term, and a major factor in his re-election. The White House still maintains that the mission was an all-American affair, and that the senior generals of Pakistan’s army and Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) were not told of the raid in advance. This is false, as are many other elements of the Obama administration’s account. The White House’s story might have been written by Lewis Carroll: would bin Laden, target of a massive international manhunt, really decide that a resort town forty miles from Islamabad would be the safest place to live and command al-Qaida’s operations? He was hiding in the open. Www.bbc. Explore BBC Earth's unique interactive, personalised just to you. Find out how, since the date of your birth, your life has progressed; including how many times your heart has beaten, and how far you have travelled through space.

Investigate how the world around you has changed since you've been alive; from the amount the sea has risen, and the tectonic plates have moved, to the number of earthquakes and volcanoes that have erupted. Grasp the impact we've had on the planet in your lifetime; from how much fuel and food we've used to the species we've discovered and endangered. And see how the BBC was there with you, capturing some of the most amazing wonders of the natural world. Explore, enjoy, and share with your friends either the whole page, or your favourite insights. This is your story, the story of your life on earth.

Max Headroom: the definitive history of the 1980s digital icon. The definitive oral history of 1980s digital icon Max Headroom By Bryan Bishop On Thursday, April 4th, 1985, a blast of dystopian satire hit the UK airwaves.

Max Headroom: the definitive history of the 1980s digital icon

Max Headroom: 20 Minutes into the Future was a snarky take on media and corporate greed, told through the eyes of investigative journalist Edison Carter (Matt Frewer) and his computer-generated alter-ego: an artificial intelligence named Max Headroom. Set in a near-future where global corporations control all media and citizens are hopelessly addicted to dozens of TV channels, the movie follows Carter — working for the mysterious Network 23 — as he discovers that network executives have created a form of subliminal advertising known as "blipverts" that can actually kill. While tracking the story, Carter is flung into a barrier marked "Max. 20 Minutes into the Future kicked off an extensive franchise, and Max became a singular '80s pop culture phenomenon that represented everything wonderful and horrible about the decade.

What was it like to be a part of the MIT Blackjack Team? What is an example of coincidence? (cat named Taffy) 300 awesome free things: A massive list of free resources you should know. TheNextWeb via RSS 6 days ago Ali Mese is a freelancer, wanderer, and contributor to few startup projects.

300 awesome free things: A massive list of free resources you should know

Say hi on Facebook or Twitter. This post originally appeared on his Medium blog. I’ve prepared a list of 300 resources that are not only awesome, but free to use. Please let me know if I am missing any other useful resource! Business + Marketing The Name App: Find an available name for your brilliant idea.Naminum: Discover a perfect company name.Short Domain Search: Find short, available single-word domain names.Wordoid: Pick a short and catchy name for your business.Hipster Business Name: Hipster business name generator.Impossibility: The best domain name generator ever.Lean Domain Search: Find a domain name for your website in seconds.Domainr: Fast, free, domain name search, short URLs. Sexy female characters from Stargate - a list by barnabob89. 14 Underground Lairs Fit For a Mega-Villain. Intelligent Animals: 10 Animals That Do Crazy-Intelligent Things.

25 Things You Might Not Know About Futurama. Tracking Twitter users who have the most followers. The World's 15 Most Amazing Waterfalls (PHOTOS) Nature's Roller Coasters Next Whether they fall thousands of feet off a mountaintop deep in the jungle, or plunge only a few dozen feet into a river at a nearby state park, waterfalls are among the most breathtaking sights in nature.

The World's 15 Most Amazing Waterfalls (PHOTOS)

Their size and power are awe-inspiring, especially when seen up close. Even more amazing – in a time when NASA satellites and Google Earth seem to have recorded every square inch of the planet – is that even large waterfalls continue to be discovered.