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40 Ways We Still Use Floppy Disks
Floppy disks: headed for the museum, or treasured home for your data? When Sony said this week it was halting the production of floppy disks, the Magazine set out to discover who still buys and uses this anachronistic computer storage medium. More than 1,000 readers e-mailed in response to the Magazine's request to explain their attachment to the once universally popular 3.5" diskettes. Many pointed out floppies are needed to access even newer computers' deepest innards - their Bios. Here are 40 explanations for why floppy disks are still needed.
Top 10 Things You Didn't Know Google Maps Could Do
There's more to Google Maps than a place you double-check your directions. Google's data-stuffed site offers a lot of helpful tools for vacationers, spreadsheet nerds, bikers, and others. Today we're digging into Google's data-rich geo-tool and pulling out some helpful lesser-known features.
10 Pepsi-Cola Flavors You Can’t Get Here
The so-called “Cola Wars” have gone global, with battles for soft drink supremacy being waged around the world with flavors you wouldn’t think would be possible. This post looks at Pepsi-Cola, a huge multinational corporation that’s trying harder and harder to catch up to number one, Coca-Cola. How hard are they trying? These bizarre soda flavors and the creative advertising used to sell them give a good indication.
Top 10 iPhone Apps for TV Fanatics
It only takes knowing one Lost fan to understand the addictive power of television. But not everyone has the time or energy to hunt for hints about who is good, evil, or dead this week. iPhone() apps let the obsessed fan keep tabs on his or her favorites before, during, and after the episodes air. With season and series finales looming, the time to gather every scrap of information is nigh. These 10 apps use games, communities and unaired videos to help devotees keep their favorite shows close.
Top 10 Bizarre Spiders
Warning! If you are arachnophobic you may not want to see this list, but I really suggest that you do. You may find that these creatures are more diverse and fascinating than they are creepy. Spiders have never ceased to amaze me; they are among the most abundant predators in the world and have adapted to almost any imaginable habitat except for the sea, giving rise to countless species many of which remain unknown to science. If people would stop to watch spiders instead of simply squashing them on sight, I’m sure they would be amazed constantly. This list is only a very small selection of bizarre spiders from around the world.
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7 Amazing Hoaxes
Con-artists are a clever bunch. They make entire careers by tricking everyday people like you or I into believing the most absurd nonsense possible. The below hoaxes and cons managed to be both highly successful and unique in the field criminal lying.
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Top 10 Twitter Accounts All Men Should Follow
Twitter provides the quick headlines, links to those stories, and the ability to skip over the information we don't really need and pay closer attention to the stuff that matters most to us. We follow accounts that provide breaking news, sports headlines, entertainment news, and even those rare celebrities who manage to sound interesting in 140 characters. Following this idea, we at AskMen have assembled a list of our own. It’s nicknamed “accounts all men should follow” and includes the tweeters we feel most help men improve all facets of their life by offering a steady stream of substantial tips, links and information. From health and fitness news to the latest in gadgets, gear and useful nuggets of knowledge to entertain friends at happy hour, here is a list of 10 helpful Twitter accounts that help you to become a Better Man, one tweet at a time.
11 Brand New Unwritten Laws of Life
Yesterday, I was leafing through a book I'd received as a gift a while back. It's called "Unwritten Laws: The Unofficial Rules of Life" and features hundreds of famous and not-so-famous laws like Cameron's Rule of Etiquette. And as I read through, I decided I wanted to take my own crack at writing up some of my own. Here are my 11 original contributions to the unofficial, unwritten laws of life. (Which, ya know, are no longer unwritten since I'm writing them down, but whatever, it's an idiom.)
The 23 Best Big Companies To Work For
While there are the Comcasts and the Cash4Golds out there, it's heartening to know that there are actually companies deemed to be "good" to work for. Exciting! Thanks for putting together a list of 23 of those magical companies, Fortune! When comparing this list of top bosses, it's interesting to note that only one of them -- Microsoft -- also appeared in Consumerist's Worst Companies In America bracket.So, congratulations (?) to Microsoft for doing something right.