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Ripple Tank Simulation

25/01/2006 @ 23:09 UTC

joshua : Ripple Tank Simulation

NY Times food critic Frank Bruni spends a week "undercover" as a waiter at a Boston restaurant

25/01/2006 @ 23:08 UTC

jkottke : NY Times food critic Frank Bruni spends a week "undercover" as a waiter at a Boston restaurant - NY Times food critic Frank Bruni spends a week "undercover" as a waiter at a Boston restaurant. "People are hungry, and then they're drinking. Two of the worst states that people can be in."

Protecting Your Search Privacy: A Flowchart To Tracks You Leave Behind

25/01/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

kayodeok : Protecting Your Search Privacy: A Flowchart To Tracks You Leave Behind - In this piece, I'll take you step-by-step about how your search privacy data gets exposed from all the way from your desktop to the sites you visit

First banner ad ever in the world. AT&T Hotwired.

25/01/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

kayodeok : First banner ad ever in the world. AT&T Hotwired. - When HotWired decided to make money from their website in 1994, they set in motion events that would come back to haunt us all: The creation of banner ads

The Year of Living DRMishly

25/01/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

kayodeok : The Year of Living DRMishly - It will likely also be the year that people learn the meaning of DRM, an acronym the industry says stands for digital rights management, but critics say should stand for digital restrictions mongering

Firefox joins top ten global brands

25/01/2006 @ 22:09 UTC

kayodeok : Firefox joins top ten global brands - The open source browser Firefox has been rated alongside Google, Apple and Starbucks as one of the most powerful brands in the world in 2005, according to a study published on Monday

Yahoo Ain’t Giving Up

25/01/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Yahoo Ain’t Giving Up - Yahoo Ain’t Giving Up: "little birdies have informed me that Yahoo has an offer on the table to buy Digg for somewhere in the range of $35 million dollars."

The world's 12 best new buildings

25/01/2006 @ 22:08 UTC

jkottke : The world's 12 best new buildings - The world's 12 best new buildings.

Amazon.com: Ion iTTUSB Turntable with USB Record: Electronics

25/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

Wayne Burkett : Amazon.com: Ion iTTUSB Turntable with USB Record: Electronics - Awesome. Not available until tax day this year. #

Photos of the Bangladesh shipbreaking yards by Brendan Corr

25/01/2006 @ 21:08 UTC

jkottke : Photos of the Bangladesh shipbreaking yards by Brendan Corr - Photos of the Bangladesh shipbreaking yards by Brendan Corr. Strict environmental laws in the Europe and the US make "recycling" these ships there difficult, so US and European companies outsource the salvage to Bangladesh, where laws are looser. Compare

1999 Is Calling. It Wants Its Hype Back

25/01/2006 @ 20:15 UTC

Linkorama : 1999 Is Calling. It Wants Its Hype Back - All you need to do is use AJAX and it'll make people forget to ask if you have a business model.

Ragdoll Masters

25/01/2006 @ 20:14 UTC

Nelson Minar : Ragdoll Masters - 2d ragdoll game, fun as heck

deusx : ..:: Ragdoll Masters ::.. - "In this game you control a stylized martial arts master, making his way through stronger and stronger opponents with spectacular moves and impressive blows."

Oblivion interview

25/01/2006 @ 20:13 UTC

Nelson Minar : Oblivion interview - Enormous detail about the highly anticipated game

Microsoft to open Windows source code for EU

25/01/2006 @ 20:13 UTC

jimray : Microsoft to open Windows source code for EU - Note that this isn't open source, but licensing some source code

Wallwik

25/01/2006 @ 20:11 UTC

Richard Rutter : Wallwik - Wallpaper stripper that actually works.

Penn Jillette - Sawing People in Half

25/01/2006 @ 20:10 UTC

deusx : Penn Jillette - Sawing People in Half - It's a podcast from Penn Jillette

Video: Wintergreen's "When I Wake Up"

25/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Video: Wintergreen's "When I Wake Up" - music video about the true story of E.T. for the Atari 2600; also, a great interview with the game designer

Nelson Minar : Atari ET music video - Cute video about the worst-ever licensed game (via Joystiq)

deusx : Keith Schofield / Wintergreen / "When I Wake Up" - Best music video that has nothing to do with the song itself ever. Tells the story of the Atari 2600 game ET, including a bonus visit to the landfil where the game is buried.

Tic-Tac-Toe as a fractal

25/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Tic-Tac-Toe as a fractal - a great visualization of all 362k possible permutations  [via]

Reddit looking for investors as seed money runs out

25/01/2006 @ 20:08 UTC

Andy Baio : Reddit looking for investors as seed money runs out - one of Y Combinator's eight startups is still growing

Manhattan's Chinatown didn't bounce back after 9/11

25/01/2006 @ 19:08 UTC

jkottke : Manhattan's Chinatown didn't bounce back after 9/11 - Manhattan's Chinatown didn't bounce back after 9/11 and the city's Chinese are moving elsewhere in the city to find cheaper rents. (via dg) [via]

Tagged

25/01/2006 @ 18:11 UTC

Linkorama : Tagged - As Facebook is to MySpace, for teens

Lessons from Bayosphere

25/01/2006 @ 18:10 UTC

Linkorama : Lessons from Bayosphere - Tools matter, but they're no substitute for community building. (This is a special skill that I'm only beginning to understand even now.)

Digital Spy: BBC World gears up for US launch

25/01/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

Rod Begbie : Digital Spy: BBC World gears up for US launch - Auntie's 24-hour international news channel will hopefully start appearing on US TVs soon. Hooray! #

brain training

25/01/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

cobra libre : brain training - notable for what might be the first internet usage of "brain-asses," though google does show prior usage of "birdbrain asses," "no-brain asses," "shit for brain asses," and "brain, asses." [via#

Matthew M. Boedicker : Nintendo DS brain training game

jkottke : The most popular video game in Japan isn't even a game - The most popular video game in Japan isn't even a game...it's software for the Ninendo DS for improving your mind.

Zombies

25/01/2006 @ 18:09 UTC

deusx : Zombies - One of the best things about this page is the zombie head that follows you when you scroll. "Welcome to Zombies, a turn-based game where the only goal is to outlast and destroy the zombies before they do the same to you."

The Flickr logo-maker allows you to construct your own personalised logo in the Flickr style that...

25/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

plasticbag : The Flickr logo-maker allows you to construct your own personalised logo in the Flickr style that we've all come to know and love - it's potentially difficult to tell why such a device is so useful, given that the logo itself isn't exactly the most complex, but still - it's nice and it's sort of funny.

iTunes Jukebox is "a cartridge-based physical interface to iTunes"

25/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

jkottke : iTunes Jukebox is "a cartridge-based physical interface to iTunes" - iTunes Jukebox is "a cartridge-based physical interface to iTunes". "Electronically enhanced" jewelcases can be arranged in a small tower that interfaces with iTunes to play music off of whatever CD case you put into the tower.

The designer of Comic Sans on how that beloved font came to be

25/01/2006 @ 18:08 UTC

jkottke : The designer of Comic Sans on how that beloved font came to be - The designer of Comic Sans on how that beloved font came to be. Photos of Comic Sans in the wild.

Nelson Minar : Comic Sans apologia - It's all MS Bob's fault. (via Kottke)

BBC - Freedom of Information - Freedom of Information

25/01/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

philgyford : BBC - Freedom of Information - Freedom of Information - Occasionally interesting collection of responses to FOI requests to the BBC (scroll down to the responses for 2005 and 2006).

SR2005000136_Pay_Grades_Salary_Ranges.pdf

25/01/2006 @ 17:09 UTC

philgyford : SR2005000136_Pay_Grades_Salary_Ranges.pdf - Ever thought of applying for a BBC job and wondered how much it paid? Here's your answer, via Freedom of Information (from 2004-5).

Some interesting photomosaics

25/01/2006 @ 17:08 UTC

jkottke : Some interesting photomosaics - Some interesting photomosaics. This one of Steve Jobs is made of OS X icons and this woman is a collage of Macs and other Apple products.

Future American lawyers to be proud of.

25/01/2006 @ 16:09 UTC

kellan : Future American lawyers to be proud of. - A little civil disobedience at Georgetown in the face of everyone's favorite pro-tortue AG #

deusx : insomnia: Future American lawyers to be proud of. - Holy crap - these guys give lawyers a good name! "Alberto Gonzales spoke before law students at Georgetown today ... the students in class did something pretty ballsy and brave. They got up from their seats and turned their backs to him."

AppZapper. Making uninstalls as easy as installs.

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Jon Hicks : AppZapper. Making uninstalls as easy as installs. - The one thing that windows has over OS X is the ability to uninstall apps – removing ALL files related to an application. This is great someone like me who’s always trying out stuff.

The 3 Hour Tour is Now Available! : FeedLounge

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Rod Begbie : The 3 Hour Tour is Now Available! : FeedLounge - Finally had a chance to play with FeedLounge. It's a very nice interface, that's for sure -- I'd recommend this over Bloglines to new RSS users. I'm probably going to stick with self-hosted Gregarius for now, though, since it's free and free. [via#

Jon Hicks : Feedlounge 3 Hour Tour - Give the new online RSS reader a try. I prefer it to Bloglines, but still doesn’t beat Newsfire for me. Maybe more on this later…

AngolaPress - News - China to build world`s first "artificial sun" experimental device

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

deusx : AngolaPress - News - China to build world`s first "artificial sun" experimental device - It's like AstroBoy!

Selenium

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : Selenium - a test tool for web applications

Shlemiel the Painter

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Aquarion : Shlemiel the Painter - Geeks.

Mutilating Meyer vs The Butcher

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Mutilating Meyer vs The Butcher - Cameron Adams' hilarious boxing match animated with JavaScript. Hit any key to throw a punch. I don't think Cam knew I was in the audience for his presentation until later that day.

Google Talk

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : Google Talk - They say talk is cheap. Google thinks it should be free

BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | S Korea ruling on Agent Orange

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

kaninka.net : BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | S Korea ruling on Agent Orange

Zen Garden Archives

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Zen Garden Archives - Dave Shea adds some major upgrades to the CSS Zen Garden archive pages, and explains all the thinking and trials and work behind creating them. Nice work, Dave.

Do Not Shave Your Ass Hair!

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Do Not Shave Your Ass Hair! - Do Not Shave Your Ass Hair!: if alt.tasteless was still popular, this would be there. beware: NSFW! (but funny)

Yu-Mex: Mexican music in fifties Yugoslavia

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

kaninka.net : Yu-Mex: Mexican music in fifties Yugoslavia

Detect an Unicode glyph with javascript

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Detect an Unicode glyph with javascript #

Comfortable PHP editing with VIM

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

bmilleare : Comfortable PHP editing with VIM

Yojimbo information organizer from BareBones

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

jimray : Yojimbo information organizer from BareBones - Gruber says it's his favorite new Mac app in years

merlinmann : Bare Bones Software : PRODUCTS : YOJIMBO - Makers of BBEdit introduce their new Cocoa app for managing all the little scraps of "stuff" in your life.

joshua : yojimbo

Conversation on XForms

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Anne van Kesteren : Conversation on XForms #

Scriptaculous Lists with PHP

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

bmilleare : Scriptaculous Lists with PHP

Repository to Web Server Using Secure Shell (SSH) with TextDrive Hosting

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

jimray : Repository to Web Server Using Secure Shell (SSH) with TextDrive Hosting

All you need for learning, building, validating and publishing accessible web sites

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Isofarro : All you need for learning, building, validating and publishing accessible web sites - Rich collection of links about web accessibility

AJAX spell checker

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

bmilleare : AJAX spell checker

Bash Guide for Beginners

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

jimray : Bash Guide for Beginners - My geeky new year's resolutions are to get better at bash scripting and regex parsing

Coverage of the "Health Savings Accounts" that BushCo will unroll at the State of the U...

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

kellan : Coverage of the "Health Savings Accounts" that BushCo will unroll at the State of the Union - Not only divides the "well from the sick, the young from the old", but will force a race to the bottom discrimination against traditional managed risk approaches. I'm impressed, it takes work to make our current system look good. #

World Music MP3 Blog

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Paul Ford : World Music MP3 Blog

Oblivion interview

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Nelson Minar : Oblivion interview - Enormous detail about the highly anticipated game

XHTML Character Entity Reference

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Ethan Marcotte : XHTML Character Entity Reference - Hot. Via...well, everybody. I suck.

Richard Rutter : XHTML Character Entity Reference - The 252 allowed entities in HTML 4 and XHTML 1.0.

Nat has been testing "Bare Bones' newly accounced data-snippet organizer, Yojimbo, since Dec...

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

kellan : Nat has been testing "Bare Bones' newly accounced data-snippet organizer, Yojimbo, since December" - And has a positive, if not bouncing up and down, review #

Biro-web NY Diary

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Paul Ford : Biro-web NY Diary

NintendoDS homebrew

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Nelson Minar : NintendoDS homebrew - How to run your own software on the DS. Run your own WiFi ROM server.

How to trace an e-mail, and report its sender for abuse

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

plasticbag : How to trace an e-mail, and report its sender for abuse - The process of scouting around for trolls on messageboards is pretty similar, but e-mail makes it way way easier to find the information than web submission forms.

kayodeok : Tracing An Email - The purpose of this guide is to show the process involved in tracing an email. The first step required to tracing an email is finding out the headers of the email. What are headers? Email headers are lines added at the top of an email message that are use

CSS-Technique: Worn Type

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Eric Meyer : CSS-Technique: Worn Type - Nice. There's an extra span involved, but there's no real penalty for having it unless you're a markup purity fanatic. [via Dan] [via]

Impure Mathematics

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

gleuschk : Impure Mathematics - the tale of pure young Polly Nomial and notorious villain Curly Pi

Dread public speaking? Have a shag first

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : Dread public speaking? Have a shag first - It has to be the Full Monty, so it's no use relying on a Lewinsky or executive relief before hitting the podium

The Million Dollar Homepage has sold every single bloody pixel

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

plasticbag : The Million Dollar Homepage has sold every single bloody pixel - Some of them are being resold by rather unscrupulous people, but what the hey. Obviously you have to hate the person concerned because he thought of it and you didn't. I can't imagine what good Googlejuice people get from this...

JavaScript Archive Network - JavaScript Archive Network

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

mbertier : JavaScript Archive Network - JavaScript Archive Network - "CPAN".replace(/CP/, "JS") - miam #

mmmm, slanket

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

gleuschk : mmmm, slanket - sleeve + blanket = slanket!

BBC warns 'smug' Mac users to stay secure

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : BBC warns 'smug' Mac users to stay secure

Andy Budd::Blogography: d.Construct – Europe’s First Grassroots Web 2.0 Conference

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Paul Hammond : Andy Budd::Blogography: d.Construct – Europe’s First Grassroots Web 2.0 Conference - I thought it would be a fantastic opportunity to bring together some of the pioneers in the field to talk about what is happening today and how things are likely to develop over the next few years

TuneCenter for iPod

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

Jason Shellen : TuneCenter for iPod - Add a hard drive and I thought this was what Apple would announce at MacWorld. Looks pretty cool. #

Free File

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

gleuschk : Free File - nearly that time again

Apple's Hidden Message to Hackers: "Dont Steal Mac OS X"

25/01/2006 @ 16:08 UTC

François Nonnenmacher : Apple's Hidden Message to Hackers: "Dont Steal Mac OS X"

AquaPath

25/01/2006 @ 15:08 UTC

deusx : AquaPath - "AquaPath is a free Cocoa-based developer tool for Mac OS X Tiger that allows you evaluate XPath 2.0 expressions against any XML document and view the result sequence in a dynamic, intuitive tree representation."

Mike Chambers: Removing HTML Element children with JavaScript

25/01/2006 @ 15:08 UTC

deusx : Mike Chambers: Removing HTML Element children with JavaScript - "Just a quick fyi, but if you are doing work in JavaScript and need to dynamically remove all of the childNodes from a DOM element, make sure to do it with a while loop, and not a for loop."

Paul Hammond : Mike Chambers: Removing HTML Element children with JavaScript - make sure to do it with a while loop, and not a for loop

M.U.G.E.N - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

25/01/2006 @ 14:08 UTC

deusx : M.U.G.E.N - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - "The engine is very powerful and flexible, allowing for the same type of functionality found in most any commercial 2D fighting game, such as the Street Fighter games produced by Capcom or the King of Fighters games produced by SNK."

Corporate Bloggers: The Canary in the Coal Mine

25/01/2006 @ 10:08 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Corporate Bloggers: The Canary in the Coal Mine - Corporate Bloggers: The Canary in the Coal Mine: wherein I am a bird

Google's statistics on most-used HTML tags and classes

25/01/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

Milo Vermeulen : Google's statistics on most-used HTML tags and classes [via]

Andy Baio : Google Code's Web Authoring Statistics - popular elements and attributes across a billion webpage sample set  [via]

Nelson Minar : Web authoring stats - Google's analysis of 1 billion web pages' HTML

Eric Meyer : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - "In December 2005 we did an analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents, extracting information about popular class names, elements, attributes, and related metadata."

kayodeok : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - In December 2005 we did an analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents, extracting information about popular class names, elements, attributes, and related metadata. The results we found are available below. We hope this is of use!

Jeremy Zawodny : Web Authoring Statistics - Web Authoring Statistics: interesting google stats on web page elements and such

François Nonnenmacher : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - View this with Firefox or an SVG-enabled browser

Paul Hammond : Google Code: Web Authoring Statistics - analysis of a sample of slightly over a billion documents

Richard Rutter : Web Authoring Statistics - Google investigates the popularity of classes, elements, etc.

How to Brew - By John Palmer

25/01/2006 @ 09:08 UTC

jimray : How to Brew - By John Palmer - Free online book about how to brew beer

Mac app: Process 2

25/01/2006 @ 08:08 UTC

Douglas Bowman : Mac app: Process 2 - Looks like a potentially very useful and nicely-designed project management app for Mac users. Warning: beta software which is rumored to have a lot of bugs; worth keeping an eye on for a final stable release.

Þjóðarblóm �slendinga

25/01/2006 @ 06:08 UTC

kaninka.net : Þjóðarblóm �slendinga - skal fært til bókar á Alþingi

8088 Corruption

25/01/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

Andy Baio : 8088 Corruption - full-motion video and audio running on the first IBM-PC  [via]

Matthew M. Boedicker : 8088 Corruption, an exercise in displaying full-motion video on the first IBM PC - (via ascii.textfiles) [via]

Recolored is a software program that helps colorize black and white photos

25/01/2006 @ 04:08 UTC

jkottke : Recolored is a software program that helps colorize black and white photos - Recolored is a software program that helps colorize black & white photos. Just specify some borders and colors and it does the rest.

Best blonde joke, 3 years and going strong?

25/01/2006 @ 03:09 UTC

kellan : Best blonde joke, 3 years and going strong? - I first saw "the best blonde joke" meme on LJ about 4 months ago, but according to this comment it originated on message boards over 3 years ago. (nipping in the bud any desire to do a meme autopsy #

the road to serfdom

25/01/2006 @ 03:09 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : the road to serfdom

Google: instead of guarding data, don't store it

25/01/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

Matthew M. Boedicker : Google: instead of guarding data, don't store it

Steve Jobs: unknown mousketeer?

25/01/2006 @ 03:08 UTC

jimray : Steve Jobs: unknown mousketeer? - What a hacktastic photoshop job from our friends at CNN - and they didn't even bother to label it as a "photo illustration." Wankers.

JOMC189: Spring 2006 Syllabus

25/01/2006 @ 02:11 UTC

jimray : JOMC189: Spring 2006 Syllabus - UNC is kicking ass. If you're a journalist who can do all this stuff, send me an email, I've got a job for you.

Microsoft's Sparkle: Is It a Flash Killer?

25/01/2006 @ 02:11 UTC

jimray : Microsoft's Sparkle: Is It a Flash Killer? - Microsoft released a preview of Sparkle today. Joe, don't hold your breath on any XAML apps from us any time soon...

Microsoft Expression Interactive Designer - Free Trial

25/01/2006 @ 02:10 UTC

jimray : Microsoft Expression Interactive Designer - Free Trial - 100MB+ of crap to download, including beta OS components? No thanks.

Peter Williams' Weblog - Rough RESTing on Rails

25/01/2006 @ 02:10 UTC

deusx : Peter Williams' Weblog - Rough RESTing on Rails - "It is significantly1 less effort to implement a web application in Rails than in any other framework in which I have worked but it is not better than those other frameworks, just easier."

A Generation Serves Notice: It's a Moving Target - New York Times

25/01/2006 @ 02:09 UTC

deusx : A Generation Serves Notice: It's a Moving Target - New York Times - "Advertisers and media and technology companies, mindful that young consumers have migrated away from the traditional carriers of their messages, have begun to find new ways to reach them."

The Long Snout

25/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Simon Willison : The Long Snout - O'Reilly announce their beta-book program, and get it exactly right.

Closures And Highly Readable Sequence Sorting Customization

25/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Closures And Highly Readable Sequence Sorting Customization - Really neat usage of closures in Python.

Replace callback emulation for safari

25/01/2006 @ 02:08 UTC

Simon Willison : Replace callback emulation for safari - Neat fix for a particularly annoying Safari bug.

How to write a fast, light weight web server in Ruby (and a little C)

25/01/2006 @ 01:10 UTC

kellan : How to write a fast, light weight web server in Ruby (and a little C) - Sounds similar to JAWS (at least circa 1999). I'm going to take a look at Ragel #

Wizlite

25/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

Philippe Janvier : Wizlite - "...highlight text (like on real paper) on any page on the Internet and share it with everybody (or just your friends)." [via#

Disney is buying Pixar

25/01/2006 @ 01:08 UTC

jkottke : Disney is buying Pixar - It's a done deal...Disney is buying Pixar. This bums me out in a lot of different ways. The big winner? Apple Computer.

If the General Lee had been a VW van...

25/01/2006 @ 00:11 UTC

Cameron Moll : If the General Lee had been a VW van...

Disney buying Pixar for $7.4 billion

25/01/2006 @ 00:09 UTC

jimray : Disney buying Pixar for $7.4 billion - Jobs is on the board, Disney just might survive the horror of the Eisner era after all

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