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Basics of DDoS

Basics of DDoS

Added Dec 10, 2010 at 05:40PM EST by AJ Mazur.

Before we go into details about Operation: Avenge Assange and Wikileaks as a whole, let’s take a moment to recap. What is a DDoS (Distributed Denial-of-Service) attack?

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The MemeChart Project

The MemeChart Project

Added Dec 07, 2010 at 03:09PM EST by Brad.

Interested in studying the genealogy of popular internet memes and memeplexes? Help out with charting the family tree of Know Your Meme database!

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There's Something About Puddi

There's Something About Puddi

Added Dec 06, 2010 at 01:30PM EST by AJ Mazur.

KYM’s Cafeteria Board takes an in-depth look at the ingredients & recipe behind the mysterious Japanese confection kit that is PUDDI PUDDI PUDDI PUDDI PUDDI PUDDI PUDDI--

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Monthly Review: November 2010

Monthly Review: November 2010

Added Nov 30, 2010 at 03:54PM EST by Brad.

Drama wrapup… 4chan’s internet drama-rama continues with blogging service Tumblr and retail chain Hot Topic; Random questions about waffles and carrots take over Reddit; George Takei calls an anti-Gay school board member a total douchebag; Internet scientists analyze the Brazilian macro meme Tenso & Fensler’s classic “G.I. Joe Public Service Announcement” parodies.

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Bitches Looooove Saying Bitches!

Bitches Looooove Saying Bitches!

Added Nov 28, 2010 at 04:55PM EST by Brad.

In most social circumstances, referring to others as “bitches” would be considered very rude. But in recent years, this derogatory slur has become more of an endearing term to address one’s close friends. Example A: Bitches Love X.

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Rageguy Goes to Hot Topic

Rageguy Goes to Hot Topic

Added Nov 22, 2010 at 03:35PM EST by Brad.

Hot Topic picks up on the popular Rageguy meme and turns it into a t-shirt. 4chan followers get upset, someone proposes that every Rageguy comics should be very racist and a lulzy smear campaign ensues.

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