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QWOP turned failure into comedy and found viral immortality

The first time most people ever saw QWOP was around December 2010, when a YouTuber named Critical declared it “The Most Difficult Game Ever Created.” In the video, which has been viewed almost 9 million times, the monotoned YouTuber grapples with a simple game in which a runner constructed in blocky, primary colors,…

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Walmart Wants to Trick Rich People Into Shopping at Walmart by Texting Orders to Bots

Walmart is getting creative in its total war with Amazon. The retail giant recently announced a new service called Jetblack, a text message-based personal shopping service helmed by Rent the Runway co-founder Jenny Fleiss. Its initial target demographic? Rich families who live “in Manhattan doorman buildings” and…

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Earther Stop Whatever You Are Doing and Look at These Images From NOAA’s New Weather Satellite | The

Earther Stop Whatever You Are Doing and Look at These Images From NOAA’s New Weather Satellite | The A.V. Club The Americans showrunners have a few topics they really don’t want to discuss | The Takeout Restaurant dishes prepared tableside, ranked by absurdity |

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Skyscraper Window Replacement Goes Horribly, Horribly Wrong

Construction workers in Poland using a rooftop crane to lift a giant pane of glass to the top of a 30-plus-story skyscraper will unfortunately have to try it once again. The glass was almost in their reach when the cable apparently snapped, sending the window and its support rig plummeting to the ground.

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Here’s Why Airplanes Have Engines On The Wings Or On The Tail

I’ve seen normally friendly and warm Jalopnik writers come to clumsy, ineffective blows over the concept of car engine location. I came this close to poisoning another writer’s coffee after I heard them say something disparaging about rear engines, for example. It seems that the world of airplanes has some similar…

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What to Do If There’s a Data Breach

We will all, inevitably, be affected by a data breach of some kind (you likely have been already). When that day comes, you’ll want to be ready to mitigate the consequences.

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