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Just an Unsettlingly Large Chicken Egg

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Dennis Goslow keeps hens in Echo Bay, Ontario, near the Canadian-American border and the city of Sault Ste. Marie. Last week, according to CBC News, he made a surprising discovery: the biggest egg he's ever collected from one of his hens, weighing in at nearly half a pound. 

Goslow hasn't cracked the egg open yet, but he wonders if the giant egg is in fact an egg within an egg, which result from a failed egg-laying, after which a second egg forms around the first. 

Whatever the case, we can agree that Goslow's egg is still, by the rules of eggs, an egg, even if it is not the biggest chicken egg ever found. Guinness World Records says that one was laid in 1956 in New Jersey, and weighed just over a pound. 

Goslow said he doesn't know which of his hens laid it, but he thinks of said hen with a mixture of pity and awe. "You can imagine, the poor thing coming out," Goslow told the CBC. "It looks like an egg, but it's a little rough."

But he has at least one suspect. 

"I was looking for the one that didn't have any butt," he said. "When I was in there it seemed like one chicken was all light and happy."

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"I was looking for the one that didn't have any butt," he said. "When I was in there it seemed like one chicken was all light and happy."
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Trumps cabinet

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fxer
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summoned from his lair in Fort McMurray
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also, love the dude in the suit with the pink zebra trim
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Must be from The Onion.

Is this rain normal?

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I've not been in Victoria that long but this year seems to be raining every single freaking day. When is it going to end??? I'm going insane here...is this normal?

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L.A. Times' website requests up to 14GB of ad data if left opened all day

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The LA Times is a good newspaper and is currently doing the best political coverage in California. They are also the most aggressive ad shoveling website I have ever seen. Their ad blocker blocker and paywall works, preventing me from reading articles. I even tried installing an ad blocker blocker blocker which doesn’t work.

So I open articles like this in incognito mode, and let it run its ads, and close the popups and mute the videos and try to ignore the visual distraction. But boy that page does not go quietly. Here’s how they reward their readers.

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That’s a timeline of 30 seconds of page activity about 5 minutes after the article was opened. To be clear, this timeline should be empty. Nothing should be loading. Maybe one short ping, maybe loading one extra ad. Instead the page requested 2000 resources totalling 5 megabytes in 30 seconds. It will keep making those requests as long as I leave the page open. 14 gigabytes a day.

There’s no one offender in the network log, it’s a wide variety of different ad services. The big data consumer was a 2 megabyte video ad, but it’s all the other continuous requests that really worry me.

A lot has been written about the future of journalism, the importance of businesses like the LA Times being profitable as a way to protect American democracy. I agree with that in theory. But this sort of incompetence and contempt for readers makes me completely uninterested in helping their business.


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Today in Use a Content Blocker
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The new £1 Coin

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Following the ending of legal tender status, the current round £1 coin can continue to be deposited into a customer’s account, either business or personal, at most High Street Banks including RBS, NatWest, Ulster, HSBC, Barclays, Lloyds, Santander, Nationwide, Clydesdale, Yorkshire Bank, Halifax, Bank of Scotland and The Post Office.
 
It may be possible to exchange £1 coins at these banks and the Post Office provided you hold an account with them. Specific arrangements may vary from bank to bank, including deposit limits.  It is recommended that you consult with your bank directly.


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there's a cctv in the coin
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"A high-security feature is built into the coin" [Text on screen says "Hidden high security feature" and broadcast waves are seen emanating from the coin] Wow, are we going to see people do a "teardown" to examine the insides like they do with new smartphones?
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