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Tom Plunkett

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9/8/15
6:58 PM
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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

2/24/15
11:12 AM
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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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2/9/15
4:27 PM
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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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12/10/14
2:17 PM
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I have seen countless science fiction movies and documentaries about the future of humanity. None of them were as inspiring, beautiful, and realistic as this extraordinary short film by Erik Wernquist, narrated by Carl Sagan. Watch it and get ready for goosebumps.

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10/9/14
1:00 PM
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Last night our Budapest office hosted our team of 60 visiting from NYC at Brody Studios for a banging party. I shot 1,368 frames and realized that my colleagues are not only super smart (AND nice AND funny AND fabulous)—but they are also BEAUTIFUL.

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