That 2006 Jack Dorsey tweet NFT just sold for $2.9 million (LOL)

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On Monday, the Twitter CEO confirmed that, after listing the platform's very first tweet on the non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace Valuables in December, an NFT associated with the 2006 tweet sold for over $2.9 — jack (@jack) March 21, 2006.

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These houses used to flood. Now they float.

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In 2006, Dr. Elizabeth English founded the Buoyant Foundation Project , which retrofits already existing structures into flotation devices.

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‘Garry’s Mod’ Sequel ‘s&box’ Details Initial VR Support

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S&box is an in-development sandbox game designed as a sequel to the legendary Garry’s Mod (2006) , a game that turned Valve’s Source Engine into a multiplayer playground and content creation tool which has spawned games, memes, and machinima.

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What Astronomers Thought Pluto Looked Like Before They Saw It Up Close

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Since then, the object has been declared a planet, named, and, of course, demoted to a dwarf planet in 2006. It’s been 91 years since amateur astronomer Clyde Tombaugh first spotted Pluto on a set of glass negatives.

nDreams Opening Second VR Studio Focused on Live-service Games

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Founded in 2006, nDreams first transitioned to its role as VR developer with the release of a demo called SkyDIEving for the Oculus Rift development kits back in 2013.

Roblox CEO Interested In Possible Oculus Quest Launch

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Originally released back in 2006 on PC, Roblox has since exploded in popularity among younger players, generating a staggering $384 million last year alone. Co-founder Dave Baszucki says the Oculus Quest makes “perfect sense” for the popular online multiplayer game.

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John Oliver explains why 'The Da Vinci Code' sucks in 9-minute rant

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On today's agenda: his vehement disdain for 2003 novel (and subsequent 2006 film) The Da Vinci Code. "No-one Last Week Tonight is currently on hiatus, but that hasn't stopped host John Oliver from taking to YouTube to explain his passions.

The Ultra-Powerful New MacBook Pro Is Top Notch (Sorry, Sorry, Trying to Delete)

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I’ve been using MacBooks since Apple first introduced the line back in 2006. The white polycarbonate MacBook got me through college, a MacBook Air replaced it in my mid-20s, and then I graduated to a MacBook Pro when I needed to do more processor-intensive tasks for work.

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American Born Chinese Coming to Disney+ From Shang-Chi Director

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He’ll direct and executive produce a Disney+ adaptation of American Born Chinese , a 2006 graphic novel written and illustrated by Gene Luen Yang. Destin Daniel Cretton— director of the biggest movie of 2021 : Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings— has settled on his next project.

A Record Number of Bees Died Last Summer

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That’s the second highest rate of decline the researchers’ have observed since they started the survey in 2006. It’s been a bad year for bees. According to the preliminary results of the University of Maryland’s annual survey, U.S. beekeepers lost 43.7%

A Winter Solstice miracle

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I first presented this at the 2006 Southern Economic Association Meetings in Charleston, SC From the inbox: 21-Dec-2017. Dear John, Thank you for submitting your revised manuscript to the Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis. It is a pleasure to accept your manuscript BCA-2015-0053.R2 "A benefit-cost analysis of a red drum stock enhancement program in South Carolina" in its current form for publication in JBCA.

AR Giant Tortoise

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Harriet (initially thought to be one of the three Galápagos tortoises brought back to England from Charles Darwin ‘s Beagle voyage but later shown to be from an island not even visited by Darwin) was reported by the Australia Zoo to be 176 years old when she died in 2006.

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A Wife Reviews: Watching Her Husband Watch Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

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My knowledge of American pop culture from summer 2006 to fall 2013 is hazy, at best. Those were the years I lived abroad in Tokyo, first as a broke college student and then an underpaid journalist.

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Netflix unveils eerie new 'Unsolved Mysteries' clip

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Although the clip doesn't give too much away, the man in the thumbnail image is Rey Rivera, whose mysterious death in 2006 was the subject of a book by writer Mikita Brottman.

V for Vendetta Might Be Even Better 15 Years Later

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In 2006, when V for Vendetta was released, it probably did. There’s a point about halfway through V for Vendetta when a character is looking at headlines and sees one that reads: “80,000 Dead.”

Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson tell some wild stories, try to guess which are true

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Was the last time Fallon had a Big Mac in 2006 with Tobey Maguire after an Arctic Monkeys concert? Pals Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson had a right ol' time on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday, telling sweet stories and singing songs ( well, one sang at the other ).

Giant Tortoises are examined in Life Size Augmented Reality

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Harriet (initially thought to be one of the three Galápagos tortoises brought back to England from Charles Darwin ‘s Beagle voyage but later shown to be from an island not even visited by Darwin) was reported by the Australia Zoo to be 176 years old when she died in 2006.

Apple launches new Watch faces and Apple Pay promotion for World AIDS Day

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In 2006, Apple partnered with (RED) to launch a line of red-colored products, whose purchase triggers a donation to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

LiveLeak is finally dead after 15 years

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Founded in 2006 by the team behind gore site Ogrish, LiveLeak was notorious for hosting graphic videos of real violence — including Saddam Hussein's execution and the beheading of journalist James Foley.

Basecamp tire fire grows as employees tweet they're leaving the company

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I joined over 15 years ago as a junior programmer and I’ve been involved with nearly every product launch there since 2006. As they have many times before , tech workers are once again taking a stand against controversial company policies and wishy-washy managerial strategies.

Taylor Swift's 'Fearless (Taylor's Version)' lyric videos, ranked

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The masters for Swift’s first six albums — from her self-titled debut in 2006 to reputation in 2017 — recorded under contract with her former label Big Machine Records were bought by former manager Braun for $300 million, then sold to a private equity firm for a similar amount.

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Stephen King's 'Lisey's Story' adaptation is a dark mystery that takes a while to find its feet

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King's book, released in 2006, plays out as much through the titular character's emotions and memories as it does through its narrative twists, and the result is a brilliantly immersive novel told through the lens of a well-drawn heroine.

Twitter turns 15: The big turning points in its tumultuous history

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But that's exactly how much time has passed since Jack Dorsey, an unknown engineer at a San Francisco podcasting startup, typed his first words into its experimental texting service, twttr, on March 21, 2006: " Inviting coworkers." (The Fifteen years? It feels more like 15 centuries.

NASA named the Mars rover's landing site after famed Black sci-fi author

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Butler died in 2006 at the age of 58. NASA's name for the Mars location where the newly arrived Perseverance rover touched down is the "Octavia E. Butler Landing.".

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‘Magic: The Gathering’ Time Spiral Remastered gives angels a new vintage look

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Consisting of a curated selection of cards from 2006’s Time Spiral block, Time Spiral Remastered reprints old fan favourites from the Time Spiral, Planar Chaos, and Future Sight sets to create this draft-focused release.

Jon Favreau’s ‘Gnomes & Goblins’ Coming to PC VR Later This Month, Trailer Here

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VR director Jake Rowell, known for his work on Call of Duty, Superman Returns (2006), and theBlu, is also lending his talent to the project.

U.S. releases video showing rapid, alarming Arctic change

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The scientific agency published its first report card back in 2006. "It NOAA's 2020 Arctic Report Card doesn't pull any punches. The U.S.

'Borat' is still good for some laughs, but he can't shock us anymore

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A lot's changed since the first Borat came out in 2006, which the film readily acknowledges. Maybe you've been eagerly anticipating Borat's triumphant return to the screen, or maybe you'd just as soon never hear the words "my wife" ever again.

The Me Too movement just launched its next chapter

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organization, which started the movement in 2006, said in a press release.

A chaotic 'Borat' sequel trailer is all about COVID-19 and the election

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Sacha Baron Cohen's wildly popular 2006 character will return for a sequel that finds him once again enmeshed in American culture during the COVID-19 pandemic and leading up to Nov. Borat is back.just in time for the U.S. election.

Snakes on a Plane: 15 Years of Expletive Snakes and Expletive Planes

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One such exception is the 2006 film Snakes on a Plane. The phrase “ Never judge a book by its cover ” is almost always true, with a few unfortunate exceptions. Those four words tell you everything you need to know about the movie: it’s about “snakes” that are “on a plane.”

CES 2022: AMD’s Next-Gen AM5 Platform to Have Long Term Support

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Going back in AMD’s history we can see just how long various platforms have lasted, from first processor launch to last processor launch: Socket 939 from 2004 to 2006. AM2/2+ socket from 2006 to 2009.

15 timeless tweets to celebrate Twitter's 15th anniversary

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Thursday marks the fifteenth anniversary of Twitter, which officially launched to the public on July 15, 2006. The first twee t, however, was from Jack Dorsey, and was sent on March 21, 2006.)

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Video: ‘Lone Echo’ is a Sci-Fi Adventure from the Makers of ‘The Order: 1886? and ‘Okami’

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Today revealed at Oculus Connect, Lone Echo is a narrative-driven first-person game for Touch from Ready at Dawn , the same studio that brought you The Order: 1886 (2015), a number of mobile God of War games, Okami (2006), and Daxter (2006).

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New Sam & Max VR Game Teased At Gamescom Opening Event

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The game didn’t see a successor until Telltale Games took the franchise over and produced its own episodic games starting in 2006. Classic adventure series Sam & Max may be coming to VR in the near future.

Stephen King picks his top 5 Stephen King books

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Stick around for King's other picks, which include his 2006 book Lisey's Story , which has been made into an Apple TV+ series with King's help. Master of horror and of the twist you never saw coming Stephen King probably gets asked this question every interview he gets, but we love it anyway.

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Giant Tortoises are examined in Life Size Augmented Reality

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Harriet (initially thought to be one of the three Galápagos tortoises brought back to England from Charles Darwin ‘s Beagle voyage but later shown to be from an island not even visited by Darwin) was reported by the Australia Zoo to be 176 years old when she died in 2006.

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