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Crossover: The Griffins Meet The Simpsons

PROTIP: Press 'i' to view the image gallery, 'v' to view the video gallery, or 'r' to view a random entry. Crossover is fan work trope in which two or more discrete franchises, characters or universes are put into the same work.


topix.net | 01-Oct-2014 05:30

"Transparent" and the transition in transgender media depictions

Amazon's comedy-drama centered on the experiences of a trans person is an imperfect step forward, says Andrea James Amazon Studios has released an ambitious new series, Transparent , about a family whose secrets all come out in darkly comic fashion when one parent comes out as transgender. Creator Jill Soloway's series title refers in part to Moira, initially Mort, played empathetically by Jeffrey Tambor.


topix.net | 27-Sep-2014 02:35

10 Crazy (Yet True) Stories That Became Internet Hits

There are some things you read that really are puzzling to say the least, and these crazy, yet true, stories fall under that category. If you're not familiar with the Darwin Awards, they're basically a tongue-in-cheek honor, originating in Usenet newsgroup discussions circa 1985, recognizing individuals who have supposedly contributed to human evolution by self-selecting themselves out of the gene pool by their own actions.


topix.net | 20-Sep-2014 20:40

Saturday OT

Some have speculated that the term's origin is Yiddish because of its similarity to the interjection.


topix.net | 23-Aug-2014 16:40

When AOL Was GayOL

In the first part of my history of early online LGBTQ spaces, I focused on the newsgroup soc.motss and the singular group of people it drew together.


topix.net | 21-Aug-2014 21:14

Hippo Eats Dwarf

From the Las Vegas Sun : An Austrian circus dwarf died recently when he bounced sideways from a trampoline and was swallowed by a hippopotamus.


topix.net | 21-Aug-2014 03:36

The First Gay Space on the Internet

Group shot from the first annual motss.con in 1987. Founder Steve Dyer is in the front row, fourth from right.


topix.net | 20-Aug-2014 21:07

Letters to Editors - 08/17/2014

Dear Groong readers, We bring to your attention the following letters we've received.


topix.net | 18-Aug-2014 06:27

UsenetServer Now Offering VPN Service to Secure Internet Access

UsenetServer , the lowest priced premiere Usenet newsgroup access provider, is now offering a VPN service alongside it's leading Usenet access.


topix.net | 13-Aug-2014 23:42

Paul A. Clayton "My main critisism of this however is that it has...

However, I could not find any way to offer suggestions or ask about rationales. I think only recently have people associated with RISC-V posted on comp.arch and that more as project announcements.


topix.net | 11-Aug-2014 14:37

Meet the Interneta s earliest cat lovers -- and the trolls who terrorized them

And before all of these things, there were cats - because this is the Internet, and the cat is its spirit animal.


topix.net | 08-Aug-2014 20:34

Most Popular Usenet Provider: Newshosting

Usenet is a great resource, but before you can take advantage of it, you need to find a good provider.


topix.net | 31-Jul-2014 00:44

Bloomfield man faces child porn charges

FBI special agents arrested a Bloomfield man Wednesday morning on child pornography charges, according U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman.


topix.net | 30-Jul-2014 16:35

Five Best Usenet Providers

Usenet has been around for decades, but it's still a great resource, one that offers speed and reliability that bittorrent can't match.


topix.net | 27-Jul-2014 17:30

What's The Best Usenet Provider?

Ah Usenet. Even after all these years, it's a great resource for digital media that offers more speed and reliability than bittorrent.


topix.net | 24-Jul-2014 14:23

NewsReactor 20140717.10

Usenet newsgroups are, at their core, discussion board that are similar to Internet forums, although they are very outdated and not very popular nowadays.


topix.net | 21-Jul-2014 16:27

Slackware's 21st, Post-Open Source, and Six Lightweights

Today in Linux news is a belated Happy Birthday to the oldest living Linux distribution.


topix.net | 19-Jul-2014 07:37

How newspapers are circumventing the the EU's 'Right to be Forgotten' law

Techdirt has an interesting piece about how the EU's 'Right to be Forgotten' law - a law which requires search engine owners to remove articles at the request of people mentioned in them.


topix.net | 18-Jul-2014 20:04

All There, & Back Again

It was an evolution of consciousness by the attempted understanding of all thoughts, all deeds, all projections, all of everything that could be digitized.


topix.net | 18-Jul-2014 09:44

Where do LOL and OMG actually come from?

FRUSTRATED shoppers are abandoning online purchases because of endless requests for passwords and other hurdles - but are retailers taking notice? HELEN Smith put this dress on eBay made up of 24,000 loom bands.


topix.net | 18-Jul-2014 05:35

All There, & Back Again

It was an evolution of consciousness by the attempted understanding of all thoughts, all deeds, all projections, all of everything that could be digitized.


topix.net | 15-Jul-2014 09:10

Where's the Gold in Your Data? Turning $500,000 Into $3 Billion

In Abundance , I wrote about my friend Rob McEwen, chairman of Goldcorp, who literally mined his data for gold bullion.


topix.net | 11-Jul-2014 20:04

New target designated, locked and eliminated

Developers Warfare Sims have not rested on their laurels though as they have been working on several updates since the release of the game.


topix.net | 09-Jul-2014 14:59

It is true that there is no

Yesterday I attended the online community session of Web2Open, a barcamp-like meeting going on within Tim O'Reilly's Web 2.0 Expo.


topix.net | 04-Jul-2014 14:51

All There, & Back Again

It was an evolution of consciousness by the attempted understanding of all thoughts, all deeds, all projections, all of everything that could be digitized.


topix.net | 03-Jul-2014 12:58

Word For The Day, Wednesday, July 2, 2014-- plonk

In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".


topix.net | 02-Jul-2014 15:21

New Game: Chess

Originally released in source code form to the old USENET group net.sources.games simply as "Chess", this C language implementation of a chess game has subsequently been christened as SCP , or Stanback Chess Program , after its author John Stanback .


topix.net | 01-Jul-2014 17:37

FreeDOS Is 20 Years Old

Jim Hall writes "In a June 29, 1994 post in comp.os.msdos.apps on USENET, a physics student announced an effort to create a completely free version of DOS that everyone could use.


topix.net | 01-Jul-2014 01:59

CMU System Lets You Get To the Good Parts of Video, Fast

Carnegie Mellon University computer scientists say they have invented a video highlighting technique called LiveLight that can automatically pick out action in videos shot by smartphones , GoPro cameras, or Google Glass users."


topix.net | 27-Jun-2014 01:48

All There, & Back Again

It was an evolution of consciousness by the attempted understanding of all thoughts, all deeds, all projections, all of everything that could be digitized.


topix.net | 23-Jun-2014 00:37

All There, & Back Again

It was an evolution of consciousness by the attempted understanding of all thoughts, all deeds, all projections, all of everything that could be digitized.


topix.net | 20-Jun-2014 00:28

All There, & Back Again

It was an evolution of consciousness by the attempted understanding of all thoughts, all deeds, all projections, all of everything that could be digitized.


topix.net | 17-Jun-2014 00:24

All There, & Back Again

It was an evolution of consciousness by the attempted understanding of all thoughts, all deeds, all projections, all of everything that could be digitized.


topix.net | 07-Jun-2014 22:54

UseNet is Prior Art

This is a prior art case. Suffolk's patent application was filed back in 1996, but it turns out that the invention was described in a 1995 UseNet newsgroup post posted by a college student .


topix.net | 31-May-2014 18:10

Letters to Editors - 05/29/2014

Dear Groong readers, We bring to your attention the following letters we've received.


topix.net | 30-May-2014 06:49

Interview: Inventing the Unix "sudo" command

It was just one of these nights. We were sitting at the O'Neil's San Mateo Pub, taking a break after a long day at the Maker Faire.


topix.net | 28-May-2014 20:28

Twitter Capitulates To Governments, Censors Users

An anonymous reader writes " Twitter made a public stance in 2011 to remain a platform for free speech , having helped fuel movements such as the Arab Spring.


topix.net | 26-May-2014 16:59

Are You an Oversharer?

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topix.net | 24-May-2014 00:10

Do You Ever Miss the "Old Internet"?

Yesterday, the good folks who run the venerable group/community blog Metafilter announced that it was in financial trouble .


topix.net | 20-May-2014 21:43

State of MetaFilter

Today I need to share some unfortunate news: because of serious financial downturn, MetaFilter will be losing three of its moderators to layoffs at the end of this month.


topix.net | 20-May-2014 01:05

Five of the Interneta s eeriest, unsolved mysteries

An intrepid computer scientist at the BBC has been quietly whittling away at one of the Web's greatest mysteries .


topix.net | 02-May-2014 20:05

Letters to Editors - 04/28/2014

Dear Groong readers, We bring to your attention the following letters we've received.


topix.net | 29-Apr-2014 11:35

Spam Turns 20 and is Still Going Strong

PC World - We recently passed an Internet milestone: April 12 marked the 20-year anniversary of commercialized spam.


topix.net | 22-Apr-2014 02:56

Letters to Editors - 04/17/2014

Dear Groong readers, We bring to your attention the following letters we've received.


topix.net | 18-Apr-2014 11:11

April 13, 1994: Cobain and Sartre

On April 13, 1994, I was a 21-year-old with long hair and a fresh English degree working in a low-wage clerical job at a newspaper in Raleigh, NC about a week after Kurt Cobain died .


topix.net | 11-Apr-2014 23:51

An army of liberal trolls: Elmore warns we mustn't discount ...

There's a reason popular culture matters. It's because it is not what politicians say that changes minds.


topix.net | 10-Apr-2014 11:49

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