This Week in Making: Putting Your Face in a Video Game, Being a Cosplayer, and More

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This past Wednesday, I was able to attend Nvidia’s 2017 GPU Technology Conference (GTC). I expected to leave with a new wealth of technical know-how, but I had no idea I would also have such a good time. Jensen Huang’s keynote presentation left me in a whirlwind of emotions. I was stunned with how impressive Nvidia’s holodeck and new smart ...

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Mother’s Day for Those Without Mothers

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“Sometimes I feel like a motherless child” – traditional 19th century American spiritual Not everyone gets the mother every child by birthright deserves. Sometimes a child doesn’t have a mother due to death or abandonment. Sometimes mothers who were not mothered themselves haven’t a clue how to do it. Sometimes a mother is addicted, abused, or mentally or physically ill and ...

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In Testing Missile, N. Korea Challenges South's New Leader

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Just five days after South Korea elected a president who expressed a desire to reach out to North Korea, Pyongyang sent a challenge to its rival’s new leader on Sunday by test-firing a ballistic missile. The missile flew for half an hour and reached an unusually high altitude before landing in the Sea of Japan, ...

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Erasing Hate: He Found His Purpose by Wiping Out Hateful Graffiti in His City

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This Canadian has dedicated his life to cleaning up hateful and racist graffiti anywhere it pops up in his city—and now “Erasing Hate” has become a movement. Corey Fleischer first experience the joy of combatting the awful drawings two years ago when he drove past a van that had “KKK” and swastikas spray-painted on the side. After talking with the owner of the vehicle, Corey got to work cleaning ...

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South Africa’s Eskom energy company survives power cuts

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For a company that has suffered heavy criticism for damaging power shortages as recently as 2015 and is the focus of political controversy, Eskom is upbeat. The state-owned utility now boasts daily excess capacity of about 4,000MW and is expanding its power exports to neighbouring countries, including Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. “We are sitting pretty,” says Eskom spokesman Khulu Phasiwe. ...

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‘A fast decision’ on the next FBI director could be coming, Trump says

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President Trump told reporters on May 13 that a “fast decision” could be made to name a new FBI director to replace James Comey. (The Washington Post) President Trump said that he could have a new FBI director in place before he departs for his first overseas trip Friday, an ambitious goal that would give him just seven days to ...

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Farmer Rescues Kittens From Flood With Broom Handle and Baby Wipe Box

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This 24-year-old farmer might be the new Macgyver after he rescued two kittens from rising flood waters with just a broom handle and baby wipes container. Duncan Bridges and his stepdaughter had just entered their Sheffield, New Brunswick farmhouse on Thursday morning when they heard a faint mewing coming from inside the walls. Bridges leapt into action, prying off two ...

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Cooking the Classics: Madrid Cocido

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I spent a wonderful month living in Madrid. The most memorable meal during that sojourn was a dish that I’d not heard of before: it is simple, not dissimilar to French or English plates of boiled meat and veg, but with a distinctively Spanish feel to it. It’s call cocido, and it is one of the world’s great comfort foods. ...

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Katherine Jackson Supports Michael's Siblings with $67,000 Monthly Stipend, Claims Trent

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Katherine Jackson Pays Thousands to Support Her Kids … Trent Claims 5/11/2017 2:15 PM PDT EXCLUSIVE Katherine Jackson pays tens of thousands of dollars each month to cover her kids’ expenses, so she shouldn’t have a problem paying her nephew Trent‘s legal fees … according to him. Trent Jackson wants Katherine to cover the expenses he incurred while defending himself ...

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Make a Simple LED Flower for Mother’s Day

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Looking for a quick and easy last minute Mother’s Day gift for mom? Make her special day bright with this simple but beautiful glowing flower! 1. Make the Petals To get started, cut out various-sized petals from the felt. I cut one basic shape to start, but you could also alter them later if I wanted a more detailed petal. 2. Prepare the Stem and ...

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