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Silicon Valley's Algorithm Expert Wrote The Paper On 'Tip-To-Tip' Jerking

Silicon Valley‘s attention to detail means even the fictional maths is hyper-realistic. IEEE Spectrum profiles Vinith Misra, the brain behind Pied Piper’s compression algorithm — and the guy who wrote the mathematical proof of that epic penis joke from the season finale. This guy is a legend.


This Week's Top Comedy Video: 1-800-Adopt-A-Dude

Video: There’s an epidemic sweeping this nation: grown-arse men, unable to take even the most basic care of themselves. For just the cost of a cup of coffee every day, you can help these adult dudes act like adults. Won’t you please call today?


That Time Steve Coogan Saved A Small Radio Station Under Siege

When a radio station in Norwich, England, is taken over by a shotgun-wielding, past-his-prime DJ who’s disgruntled after being let go, only one man can reason with him: Alan Partridge. Steve Coogan is back as everyone’s favourite self-involved, bumbling British broadcaster in this very funny feature-length film.


Scientifically Accurate Sonic The Hedgehog Is So Funny Yet So Gross

Video: It’s always fun to realise that all your favourite childhood characters are completely disgusting creatures. Like Sonic the Hedgehog, who in real life can run really, really fast but would also create foam poo with its mouth to rub it on itself for no reason at all. In fact, hedgehogs love all kinds of poo. Plus, his best friend totally wants to eat him. Childhood memories are best ruined by hilariously gross scientific facts.



Sure, Your Job Might Suck, But At Least Your Boss Isn't Darth Vader

Video: Poor Conan Antonio Motti. The guy speaks up at a work meeting, and all of a sudden Lord Vader is trying to put his lights out from across the room. But the worst part isn’t the force-strangling or lack of faith. It’s having to work alongside the jerk and pretend like nothing ever happened.


This Week's Top Comedy Video: The Onion Reviews Planet Of The Apes (NSFW)

Video: Peter Rosenthal’s here this week to review the new Planet of the Apes movie. No, not the one from 2011. No, not the one from 2001. Nope, not 1973, 1972, 1971, 1970, or 1968. No, the other one.


This Girl's Facebook Cover Photos Are Just Fantastic

Facebook cover photos aren’t just a banner at the top of your profile page; they’re an art form. We were impressed when we saw these masterworks from Libby Cooper. And apparently so was Nikki, who took them as inspiration to make an awesome batch of her own.


'You'll See Stephen Hawking Pole Vaulting Before You See A Security Breach With Java'

There’s a Java conference in Norway called “JavaZone” that, as you might expect, is really into a certain programming language. The organisers have garnered a reputation for putting together sharply-edited promotional “trailers” evangelising their one, true love. The humour can be a bit hit and miss (which we’ll cover shortly), but when it does succeed, as it did last year with the teaser here, it’s well worth watching.


Fun With Kirk And Spock: A Kid's Book And Adult Parody Of Star Trek

“Kirk refuses the advances of a woman. This is a bad universe.” This is just one punch line — of many — from “Fun with Kirk and Spock”, a soon-to-be-released, 64-page book from Cedar Mill Press. It’s a humorous take on the first series of Star Trek that portrays James T Kirk and Spock as a pair of trouble-making adolescents.