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The Harry Potter Quiz Only a True Fan Can Beat

Are you a true Harry Potter fan? Prove it by completing this super hard Harry Potter quiz!

You will have three minutes to get to the end, so answer fast.

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The World Is Beautiful

Every once in a while, I’ll come across an amazing photo with an attached story that shows the better side of humanity. This article contains my own personal list of stories I’ve come across that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

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Protecting Your Internet: Why You Should Use Cloudflare’s New DNS Service

What Is DNS? DNS stands for Domain Name System. Basically, whenever you go to a website, you are using that website’s domain name to access it. For example, going to designbypixl.com will take you to this fine site, and going to google.com will take you to Google. But how does your browser know to do that? How does it know […]

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Division is a lie: Why I can’t divide

I have a super embarrassing confession; I don’t know how to divide – and I don’t think that you do either. I’m not an idiot*, it’s just that the more I think about it, the more I conclude that the human brain simply isn’t structured for complex division.
*citation needed

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Where Is My Moon Landing?

Wednesday, July 16, 1969. That was the day the Apollo 11 launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Four days later on Sunday, July 20th, 1969, at 4:18 PM ET, the world watched in unison as Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin landed the lunar module Eagle on the moon. Humanity has taken its first steps amongst the stars.

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The UBI Problem – Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic income, or UBI, is going to be a necessity sometime in the future. In its simplest form, UBI is when the government gives enough money every month to each citizen to live above the poverty line. This allows every single citizen to afford food, shelter, and other basic human rights even if they never work a day in their lives or if they work 80 hours a week.

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about UBI: advantages, disadvantages, and overall why I think that it will eventually become a necessity. I’ve seen a lot of poor arguments against UBI, and I’ll be discrediting some of the more common ones in this article, but before I do, we need to zoom out and take a larger look at the direction society and technology is heading.

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