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This Is Probably Why Half The Internet Shut Down Yesterday

Twitter, Spotify and Reddit, and a huge swath of other websites were down or screwed up yesterday. This was happening as hackers unleashed a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host. It’s probably safe to assume that the two situations are related.

Taika Waititi Says Thor: Ragnarok Will Be A Retro Sci-Fi Spectacle

Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi participated in a Reddit AMA on Saturday night, and I’m now officially pumped for whatever Flash Gordon-style amazingness is headed our way.

That Horrifying Hostage Video Was Just A Twisted Misunderstanding

Yesterday, we wrote about a YouTube video called “Hi Walter! I got a new gf today!” It had recently gone viral, and a theory emerged that it may have been connected to the 2009 disappearance of Kayla Berg, a Wisconsin teenager. Police announced that they were investigating the video on Monday, but yesterday, the department declared that the whole thing was just a twisted misunderstanding.

Is This Horrifying YouTube Video Linked To The Disappearance Of A Teenage Girl?

In October 2009, a user named Hi Walter! Its me Patrick! uploaded a video to YouTube called “Hi Walter! I got a new gf today!” In it, a man with glasses faces the camera and talks about meeting a girl at a shopping centre. In the video’s last few seconds, the man promises to introduce the girl. The shot then switches, and he appears in a dark room, where he opens a door to reveal a young woman — bound and screaming on the floor.

People Are Saying That Soylent Bars Are Making Them Vomit

A month ago, Soylent released Food Bars, a product that allegedly “offers the same complete nutrition [as Soylent 2.0] but in a lighter, more portable form factor”. (According to scientists, Soylent 2.0 does not offer complete nutrition.) Based on the Soylent subreddit and the company’s own message boards, these bars have also been making its customers very sick.

Picky Typist Builds A Custom Keyboard Out Of Concrete

Is there anything worse than having a flimsy, lightweight keyboard sliding all over your desk while you type? Probably a lot of things, but not for Redditor ipee9932cd, who couldn’t find a keyboard case they liked so they went the extra obsessed mile to make their own using rock-solid concrete.

North Korea's Internet Only Has 28 Websites But They Sure Are Sweet

North Korea is something of a locked box to the rest of the world, and even their version of one of the handiest apparatuses through which you can glimpse cultural habits — the internet — is largely inaccessible to anyone outside the country. Thanks to what appears to be an accidental reveal, however, we can now peek inside North Korea’s internet tubes.

4 Tricks To Make You A Reddit Master

Reddit is the one of the largest and most influential communities on the internet, and the site plays an outsized role in what becomes popular online. Even for power users though, actually navigating the site can feel like a confusing chore. Follow these tips and you’ll be finding the best content (before anyone else) on a Reddit that’s clean, functional, and quick.

Which Tech Startup Is Trying To Throw An Office Stripper Party?

It’s no secret that tech companies sometimes breed a frathouse office culture. Palantir — the Peter Thiel-cofounded data firm, for example — is no stranger to beer pong, drunken injuries or merciless pranks. But debauchery must have its limits. No one would be stupid enough to throw a stripper party in their own office, right?

These Are The 10 Most Hated Reddit Posts Of All Time

There are many ways to organise posts on Reddit, but none that reveal the most despised content to ever grace the site. Cornell student Horace He has sought to change that with his site The site takes data from Reddit itself and finds the posts that have been downvoted to oblivion.

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