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Worse Day

Winter Storm Juno has pounded parts of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York with than a foot of snow. Snow amounts in New York have ranged from 7.8 inches at Central Park in New York City to more than 24 inches in eastern Long Island. However, some geeks would rather be caught in a blizzard than come home to a computer that's been scribbled on with a permanent marker. Continue reading for more funny examples.

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Chipotle Sofritas

Even before the free burrito promotion started, social media was already chattering about the 1-day-only (Jan. 26) sofritas deal Chipotle is offering. The fast food chain first introduced Sofritas - the chain's vegan, braised tofu option - early in 2013, but it really hasn't taken off, until now. For those who've never tried braised tofu, think of it as tasting like scrambled eggs. Promo page. If you're on the west coast, order online now to skip the lines, since many locations are open until 10pm. Continue reading for a video review and how to get one if your local store has run out of sofritas

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Philippe Ream

Philippe Ramette of Auxerre, France, is a conceptual artist known best for his series of gravity-defying images. He partnered with his photographer, Marc Domage, to come up with an ingenious solution to make the impossible poses you see, possible, and without the use of Photoshop. Simply put, there's a a support hidden inside his clothing and securely anchored into whatever they were shooting on. Continue reading for more interesting images that look digitally-altered, but aren't.

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Random Funny Thoughts

Photo credit: Arbaminim / Reddit Shower Thoughts

Apple, Amazon and Google all have products named after the classical elements: "Air", "Fire", and "Earth" respectively. Wouldn't it make sense for Microsoft to come out with something named "Water"? Whether it be a next-generation portable gaming system based on the Xbox or a super light laptop, this might be just what Microsoft needs to become popular in the gadget / computing world again - besides the recently announced HoloLens. Continue reading for more funny and geeky shower thoughts that actually make sense.

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DIY Project FAIL

So, your computer's fan just broke down and right before a League of Legends / World of Warcraft party. You could either stop by a local 24-hour store (Walmart, etc.) to find a replacement, borrow a friend's computer, or hack apart a normal table fan and tape it to the case. Clearly this person was trying to save some money, but it just might work out for the best since it doubles as a clever distraction. Continue reading for more FAILS.

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Steve Jobs Gift

From 1981 to 1986, Ron Givens was Apple's director of quality, his office just two doors down from the company's founder. He recalls one day when a secretary was late, and Jobs demanded to know why: "(She was a) single mom, good secretary. She said, 'My car wouldn't start.' So, that afternoon, (Jobs) walks into her office, throws a set of keys to a brand new Jaguar and says, 'Here, don't be late anymore.' He was always doing things like that, surprising people." Continue reading for more interesting facts.

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Captain Obvious

Captain Obvious is best known online as a nickname given to any person who insists on stating things that are patently clear, and this applies to warning messages as well as regular old street signs as well. For example, this device went the extra mile with this sticker, telling users "Warning, Battery Has Been Removed, even though it's painfully clear. Continue reading for more funny examples.

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UFO Orb Formation

First there was this UFO ejecting an orb, now someone else has captured yet another unidentified flying object over Western Massachusetts. What sets this sighting apart from the previous one is that the UFO is captured releasing several orbs into a formation of sorts, but what happens in the next 1.5-minutes will really boggle your mind. Continue reading to see if you can figure out what happened to the original object.

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JSF Helmet

Did you know that the F-35 does not need to be physically pointing at its target for weapons to be successful? It uses sensors to track and target a nearby aircraft from any orientation and then provide the information to the pilot through their helmet for complete vision - also sends data to the seeker-head of a missile for accurate targeting. The helmet system replaces the display-suite-mounted head-up display used in earlier fighters. The F-35's systems provide the edge in the "observe, orient, decide, and act" OODA loop; stealth and advanced sensors aid in observation, automated target tracking helps in orientation, sensor fusion simplifies decision making, and the aircraft's controls allow the pilot to keep their focus on the targets, rather than the controls of their aircraft. Continue reading for more.

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Fake Number Trick

Sometimes, people avoid giving out their real phone number for security reasons, but when someone shows interest during a meeting, there's a quick way to see if the number is real. Simply read it back with two or more incorrect digits, and if they catch them, you'll know the feelings are mutual, otherwise, it'd be best to leave things at that and move on. Continue reading for more useful life hacks and tips that geeks would love.

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