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Tom Plunkett
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Sep 8 2015
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In Spite Of Itself, Deadspin Turns 10 Today
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Deadspin turns 10 years old today; we’re proud of what our site has done, even though we’ll look like self-aggrandizing assholes if we talk about it. It’s hard, when you’re working here every day, to think of the stories that have really stood out, or stood in for other ones that stood out, so we asked the editors of

Feb 24 2015
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Kinja inverted benchmarking for Feb 2015

In order to know how much money to throw at hardware for kinja we occasionally benchmark it to see how much headroom we have left. Only instead of coming up with an artificial benchmark that tries to accurately represent our millions of daily users, we do the inverse and *remove* servers from live traffic to see

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Feb 9 2015
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Forget the moon: Mars or bust!

Wouldn't the Moon, so much nearer than Mars, be a better first step? Actually, no – it's just too different. It's better to test hardware and train people in analogs on Earth, such as the geologically similar high-altitude desert in Utah or the cold and dry Canadian Arctic desert. Why the European Space Agency has

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