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Toronto man 'angry' after learning his $8,100 master's degree that required no exams or academic work is fake

"Erwin Sniedzins doesn't trust traditional universities.

So when the Toronto business management consultant found one offering a master's degree requiring no studying, exams, or academic work — for just $8,100 — Sniedzins thought it was a school sharing his unconventional approach to education."

LOL. What a dumbass.

"I don't necessarily like to pay $30,000 to get a master's when I feel I already have the knowledge," 

Feelings are the best way to confirm that you know a thing. Who needs a test? 

 

Why Scar is the hero of the Lion King

"Obviously there’s a Hereditary Monarchy in place, but then you’ve got Rafiki who is essentially kung-fu Rasputin, pushing a theocracy with all this ‘Circle of Life’ stuff, which the Lions are just SUPER INTO because they’re at the top of the food chain anyway so that’s just a nice little bit of religious dogma they’ve laid into the lion constitution in order to oppress the other species."

 

Ontario’s pot-store plan is legitimate – and pathetic - editorial from @picardonhealth

"Instead of raiding dispensaries – of which there are at least 100 in Toronto alone – and prosecuting the poor schmoes who work there (remember, one of the main purposes of legalization is to end pointless criminalization), government should be working to regulate these stores. They should also be learning from them, because they offer decent customer service and employ some impressive pot sommeliers. Under the current plan, dispensaries' customers are more likely to return to the black market than shop at granny's state-run Pot Store."

 

Video Game Shopkeeper Starting To Get Suspicious After Selling 800 Bombs To Player

lol playing through Skyrim (for like the 10th time) on Xbone and I'm pretty sure most of the shopkeepers are suspicious of my character

 

the new Marilyn Manson single is pretty good - WE KNOW WHERE YOU FUCKING LIVE

the new Marilyn Manson single is pretty good. I hope this means a new album is soon. Not that I'm bored of Pale Emperor, that was his greatest work in years

 

maybe the world on the brink of ending isn't so bad after all - BRIPE

maybe the world on the brink of ending isn't so bad after all 

 

PewDiePie Doesn't Deserve a Pass For Using the N-Word Because He Was Angry - Waypoint

Good take on the whole PewDiePie shit going on. I really identified with the bit about training yourself to stop saying something and just how difficult it can be.  I also have had to make a concerted effort to remove certain words from my lexicon, words I used privately while playing video games with friends. 

 

Obviously the best way to solve ageism in Hollywood is to block IMDB from publishing actor ages. Logic!

Obviously the best way to solve ageism in Hollywood is to block IMDB from publishing actor ages. Logic!

 

Equifax waited 5 weeks to admit it had doxed 44% of America, did nothing to help us while its execs sold stock

"the company allowed its top execs to sell millions of dollars' worth of stock in the company, while preparing a risibly defective and ineffective website that provides no useful information to the people whom Equifax has put in grave financial and personal danger through their recklessness."

 

Step by step, Americans are sacrificing the right to walk | Aeon Essays

Watch out, this is a depressing read. 

"For the crime of walking three tired, hungry children home in the most efficient way possible, Nelson faced more jail time than the man who had killed her son."

 

UX Meets MBA: What Happens When A Designer Goes To Business School

this is fascinating to me, I've toyed with the idea of attending business school

 

The Women Who Rode Miles on Horseback to Deliver Library Books - Atlas Obscura

"the book women served as touchstones for these communities. They tried to fill book requests, sometimes stopped to read to those who couldn’t, and helped nurture local pride. As one recipient said, “Them books you brought us has saved our lives.”

 

A student found ruins of a village in BC built 10k years before the pyramids.

A student found artifact from an ancient village in BC built 10,000 years before the pyramids. 

 

TIL that Rutger Hauer's "tears in the rain" monologue in Blade Runner was improvised via @neondystopia

TIL that Rutger Hauer's "tears in the rain" monologue in Blade Runner was improvised. 

 

Hit App Sarahah Quietly Uploads Your Address Book

This is how LinkedIn got so big, at least I think it was them that used to do this 

 
 

Cancer killing nanites have been invented. Just keep them away from Wesley.

Cancer killing nanites have been invented. Just keep them away from Wesley. 

 

Shit, sounds like Android TV is turning to garbage and I have no idea what to try next.

Shit, sounds like Android TV is turning to garbage and I have no idea what to try next. I love my Shield TV, it's got issues but it's a generally good experience. 

 
 
 

‘Crying Nazi’ Christopher Cantwell Says He’s Just a ‘Goddamn Human Being’

BAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA I'm rather enjoying how fast life is coming at this asshole. 

 

The Unbearable Irony of Meditation Apps

I LOL'd

"I made a mental note to give the app a try early the next morning. And then I went back to my usual drill of doing nothing, unassisted.

Bzzzz! Not more than five minutes later, my phone vibrated, nagging me with a notification from Calm. “It’s time to meditate.” Really?"

 

Microsoft/Amazon to integrate Alexa and Cortana - There's probably subculture of ppl shipping Alexa and Cortana

There's probably a whole subculture of weirdos shipping Alexa and Cortana...

 

Even smart imaginative people can be a NIMBY

Even smart imaginative people can be a NIMBY

 

man that NRG track on the new @ChaseAndStatus album is great

man that NRG track on the new Chase & Status album is great