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Drinking To Your Health

Drinking. Ah, drinking. All day. All night. You know what it does to you; how it makes you feel and act, however different from the recap your friends give. Conversations are better, and food is absolutely better. Health conscious drinkers may end the night with a series of drunken crunches, but why not take note of what you’re putting into your body instead of trying to make up for it with 3 or 4 lousy minutes of a painfully sobering workout?

Gizmodo’s certified nutritionist Maren Robinson took a look at the best and worse drinks for your health, while keeping in mind that any amount of alcohol consumption will have more or less the same effect on your night.

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Happy Friday: Here's Drake Receiving a Slice of Humble Pie from T. Boone Pickens

You might know rapper Drake a.k.a Drizzy by his rap-love-ballad lyrics or perhaps from his pre-rapper days on teen angst television show Degrassi. Or maybe you just identify with his eyebrows. Either way, the Canadian/Jewish rapper received a smackdown from oil tycoon, T. Boone Pickens, after humble-bragging about his "millions." On Twitter, of course.

The micro-blog site has quickly become the go-to spot for celebs to diss and be dissed. And we're guilty of kinda loving it. We only wish we could get "stunted on" by T. Boone Pickens about our "millions." Sigh.

Here's how it went down. [via Gizmodo]

And if that wasn't enough for you, here is a reenactment from Chris D'Elia of what we suspect happened afterward:

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Happy Change Your Password Day!

Today is exactly what it says on the tin. It’s time to change up some of your passwords so that they’re more secure. That’s no easy feat since we’ve got passwords to things we’ve forgotten we’ve made in the first place. Sure, you may think you’ve found just the right number to letter ratio, but we’re obliged to let you in on some bad news: Your password might still be terrible. As clever as we think our passwords are, someone with a working knowledge of how people think when making a password can crack it far more easily than anyone could guess. That’s if someone is trying a brute force attack.

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New Year’s Eve Party Long Exposures

Between news about the latest gadgets and tech, Gizmodo is known for hosting some really creative shooting challenges for amateur and professional photographers alike. As seasons and trends change, so do the challenges. Since New Year’s Eve is a celebration of light in places all around the world, it only seemed natural that editors would issue forth a challenge to photographers who happen to be celebrating. The challenge, fittingly enough, involved a technique that became pretty popular during 2011. Photographers were challenged to capture the evening using the long exposure method, for 15 seconds to 30 minutes.

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Childhood Photos Recreated as Adults

In the photography community a recent trend among some professionals and hobbyists alike is to find an old photo and recreate it in the present. It is an exercise that focuses on attention to detail in a photo, but the practice goes beyond that. Photos from the past highlight just how much people and places have changed over time. It’s an exercise that not only hones the skills of the budding photographer, but serves as an excercise in introspection as well.

Gizmodo has challenged photographers of every kind to recreate a chosen photograph from childhood. Even iPhone Hipstamatic users were welcome to try to recreate that moment in time. As always, submitters were encouraged to include a brief description and story behind the photo’s inspiration, and the method the photographers used to create the desired scene. It could be as complex or as no-frills a photo as possible, so long as it stuck to its source material.

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111 Scenes in 1/1000 of a Second

Over at Gizmodo, another photography challenge pulls in some amazing results. The catch this time was to capture a moment that takes less time than the blink of a human eye. Photographers would have to set their shutter speeds to 1/1000th of a second. To add to the trickiness of capture, 1/1000 flash and any longer exposure would disqualify the picture. Manual or Shutter Priority mode are the camera settings that these photographers utilized.

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Rapture Prank: Successful!

The May 21st Rapture deadline has come and gone, thankfully in peace. For those keeping tabs, Joonbug recently reported on a prank planned online, largely backed by Gizmodo. The idea was to get as many people as possible to make it look like they had ascended in the Rapture and take as many creative photos as possible. The results would then be posted online for the pranksters to share.

The Rapture Bombing prank was a huge success, so much so that even a few celebrities couldn’t resist getting in on the action. Tony Hawk kick flipped straight into the clouds, leaving behind his trademark gear. Even David Copperfield couldn’t help but get in on the disappearing act, to the surprise of no one but his audience.

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Punking the Rapture

For those of you who have missed the news, some select groups claim that the end of the world will come bright and early tomorrow. It’s one of many predictions, all of which have been false so far. It’s also a year earlier than the more famed prediction of the Apocalypse coming in 2012. We’ve lived through a handful of Judgment Days.

The justifiably large group of cynics and skeptics across the internet have turned the ominous omen into something fun. It’s called Rapture Bombing. Memetically spread across social groups like Facebook and Tumblr, Rapture Bombing is a silly prank that requires no special material. Just artfully arrange some old clothes in public places as though a person was once wearing them and you’re done.

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61 Moments Captured on Film

Gizmodo recently hosted another one of their fantastic photography challenge. The catch this time around was that photographers had to capture a moment special to them in a single shot. There were no second chances or major post-shutter click editing for these participants.

And yet, like always, Gizmodo got gorgeous submissions. From capturing the exact moment where a trick of light is at its strongest to finding that one special sight one sees every day, each result was creative and lovely. Each photo comes with a description from its photographer about its significance, where their inspiration came from, and how they took the shot.

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Guide to Fox’s Guide to "Sexting"

Recently a big stir was created when Fox News alerted its viewers of the phenomena of “sexting”. Along with their usual scare tactic of finding an everyday device and somehow linking it with cancer risk through questionable science, the threat of sexting was blared loud and clear on every one of their commercials leading to the 10 o’clock news. More than a few tuned in to see what was being touted as the new threat to our nation’s school children.

The problem: A lot of people, even teenagers, hadn’t heard of sexting--at least not as the article or T.V. piece described it. While it is indeed a real trend, and arguably a more popular thing thanks to the news network’s hype, it seems Fox or their source created their own language for sexting. GYPO, NALOPKT, MOOS, and a lot of these other acronyms are either ones we haven’t heard of or completely different from the context we usually see them in according to the expert in the Fox article. DTF was an acronym popularized by the Jersey Shore, and is mainly only used jokingly, as it was an acronym solely used by the show’s annoying protagonists, but this somehow doesn’t make Fox’s list, despite being one of the only remotely recognizable sex-related acronyms. What gives? Is everyone suddenly out of the loop?