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This Week:
* NEW MAC ANNOUNCED - Really?
* ED BALLS - teaches typing
* TURTLE - Make your own King Koopa

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B3ta email 585  - 14 Jun 2013

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: AMAZON TAT
  Printer lols & curious book title

  * YAY PRINTERS - Go here and click the "1
  customer image". All the information you require.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B005I9JQWQ/b3ta-21 

  * BOOK TITLE OF THE WEEK: "Happy Vaginas for the
  Over 40s: How to Resuscitate Your Ageing Asset
  and Protect Her from Menopausal Meltdown!"
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/145386539X/b3ta-21 

  
  >> Sponsor B3ta <<
  Want this space? Then talk to us.
http://b3ta.com/mailus/


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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK
  Other than making socks sticky

  >> New Mac announced <<
  Pig Face Turnip's enjoyable subversion of the
  recent Apple trade show where everyone makes a
  big hoo-hah about another expensive brick.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/New_Mac_Announced


  >> Rob Ford SOS Crackblaster <<
  "I live in Toronto & our Mayor is in the midst
  of a crack-smoking scandal," writes smearballs,
  "I made this little tribute in light of it all,
  for a live event here in the city last night. It
  went over well with the crowd."
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Rob_Ford_SOS_Crackblaster


  >> Lord Sugar keeps 'em waiting. <<
  "I somehow ended up watching an instalment of
  The Apprentice," confesses  Black Moon, "I have
  no idea how that happened, but it did give me a
  couple of ideas."
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Lord_Sugar_keeps_em_waiting


  >> PRISM-inspired Google Doodle <<
  "My idea, drawn by one friend," boasts kingjay,
  "Made into a Google thing with moving eyes by
  another one. Yay!" Although the yays will be on
  the other side of your face if you ever try to
  visit the USA.
http://hay.github.io/googleeyes/


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: QUESTION OF THE WEEK
  Spoilers
  
  Last week we wanted the things ruined for you by
  people unable to keep the plot to themselves:
http://b3ta.com/questions/spoilers/

  * STRING - "12yr old 'Ian', a young messer
  committed to a secure unit for constantly
  running away, managed to snatch a set of keys
  but having to unlock every door only made it as
  far as the visitor toilets before locking
  himself in. Being a visitor's toilets it was
  tailored for both sexes. Being a messer, young
  Ian had a habit of putting things in his mouth
  for attention. After Ian was removed, someone
  spotted a string hanging from young Ian's
  lips... The male staff were removed from the
  room but we all gathered at the window to see
  one of the girls kneel beside Ian and calmly
  explain the facts of life. Upon hearing this
  most vivid of spoilers, Ian vomited."
  (dazbrilliantwhites)

  * JOB - "I went for a job interview. Waiting
  outside the office I could just make out the
  interviewer talking to the first candidate, 'So,
  you think you'd fit in with our organization? Is
  the salary inline with your expectations? Can
  you start next Monday? Welcome aboard.' We all
  knew there was only one position. I went in next
  and made up a bunch of really relevant
  experience, just to ruin this prick's day." (the
  other guy)
  
  * YOU MANIACS - "I once saw an anniversary DVD
  box set of the original Planet of the Apes,
  which had the semi-submerged ruins of the Statue
  of Liberty ON THE FUCKING COVER. I have no idea
  whether or not their entire marketing department
  were persuaded to commit ritual suicide, but I
  can only hope." (Juan Khazoff-Quiggley)


  >> This Week - SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES <<
  Tell us about school assemblies that were 
  just plain wrong:
http://b3ta.com/questions/schoolassemblies/


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: SITES IN BRIEF
  Stuff we like that wasn't made by our mates

  >> Convert your turtle into Bowser <<
  And he looks so happy about it, truly capturing
  the fearsome evil that is King Koopa.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1013965


  >> Where's Harold Shipman? <<
  We used to enjoy spotting middle-aged men with
  beards and giggling, "Shipalike!" Looks like
  someone is playing similar games but much more
  evil than us, as we'd have never photographed
  them. 
http://wheresharoldshipman.blogspot.co.uk/


  >> Jonathan Ive iOS 7 parodies <<
  iPhones taught us the awful word "skeuomorphic",
  which means digital design that references the
  form of physical design. An example would be a
  calendar app that looks all leathery and
  deskbound. The current trend is away from that,
  into flat design, weirdly with Microsoft leading
  and Apple playing catch up. Badly. And mocked
  here.
http://j.mp/11ZgtBV 


  >> Worst diet ever <<
  Although, at £1 a day, it'll mean you'll have
  plenty of money left over to buy cigs.
http://bit.ly/16hG1mm


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: USVSTH3M
  Best of the other project semi-run by B3tans

  * ED BALLS TEACHES TYPING - a one line joke that
  got a laugh in the office that turned into a
  surprisingly playable game. How fast can YOU
  type Ed Balls? Our record, without cheating, is
  about 0.34 seconds.
http://toys.usvsth3m.com/edballs/


  * THE MAKING OF 'ED BALLS' - we enjoyed
  ourselves so much with the crappy game that we
  produced a self-indulgent making-of post.
  It's like Heart of Darkness.
http://usvsth3m.com/post/52797391851/


  * 14 PEOPLE YOU REGRET FOLLOWING ON TWITTER -
  possibly the most passive-aggressive post you
  could stick on Twitter. Try it and make your
  friends anxious.
http://usvsth3m.com/post/52633709278/

  Oh yeah and you should sub to the daily newsletter:
http://bit.ly/ZizxOD

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: VIDEO SCHMIDEO
  Animated Gifs with sound

  >> Star Trek, deshaked <<
  You know those bits of Trek where the Enterprise
  gets shot at by Klingons and the director shakes
  the camera? Want to know what it looks like
  without the camera shake? Yeah you do, and the
  answer is: a bit silly.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Star_Trek_deshaked


  >> Evolution of 'Get Lucky' over 100 years <<
  10 parodies of Get Lucky that don't overstay
  their welcome. Although we suspect the 2020 mix
  is as about as accurate as a dog shit.
http://bit.ly/1a1KI2K


  >> Dildo / gun mix-up <<
  Old gentleman fails to realise that his toy gun
  is in fact a dildo. For real? Could he be in on
  the joke? If he is, he plays it wonderfully
  straight.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1013616


  >> Face-folding <<
  A classic Photoshop trick, or even paper-folding
  trick brought wonderfully to life in a series of
  famous film clips.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Face_Folding


  >> Photoshop Live - Street Retouch Prank <<
  Weirding people out with Photoshop at a bus-stop.
  We suspect they're not showing us the clips
  where people shat themselves and ran away.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1013769


  >> Racist lols <<
  This week it's about confronting white Americans
  with their own unconscious racism.  Nails a
  certain racial stereotype pretty well.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1015836


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from the Board Game Challenge

  Last week we wanted you to insert board game
  characters into real life. These instructions
  were largely ignored, but it was still fun.

  Your favourites included:
 
  * TIMBER: perennial b3tan Hulk Hogan smashes
  wood (DanGleeballs)
http://www.b3ta.com/board/10970388
 
  * STRATEGY: minor b3ta meme reference leads to
  board perplexion (Ninj) 
http://www.b3ta.com/board/10970730
  
  * MOTHERLODE: gaming truthiness explored via the
  medium of TOAP (Drimble) 
http://www.b3ta.com/board/10970644
  
  All these images, and the highest as voted by
  you can be found here:
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/board-games/


  >> New challenge: Crap X-Men <<
  For every useful, cool mutation there 
  must be countless pathetic ones, such as a 
  bloke with the ability to read the minds 
  of frogs, or the power to identify 
  different biscuits in the dark. This 
  week's challenge, suggested by Woodlouse, 
  is to reveal these "powers"
http://www.b3ta.com/challenge/x-men/


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: WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?
  Follow-ups on previous stories.

  * IF YOU'RE CODEY THEN GIVE B3MUSED A HAND -
  Music site creator needs help.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/B3mused_needs_a_Saviour

  * SHED OF THE YEAR FINALISTS - Uncle Wilco makes
  posts like articles on our site. Very useful.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1016808


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: STAR IN NEXT WEEK'S ISSUE

  Make something cool and tell us about it. If
  you are in it then people will see your stuff.

  Things we'd really like to see include - blah
  blah, let's tell you what we really think:

  * CHEAP HOUSING - in our area 40 years ago you
  could get a large Victorian house for £500 (About
  £70/£80k in today's terms.) Now it's £1m to £2m.
  Impossible, unless you're sucking the devil's
  dick, and the devil never even offered.
  
  * CHEAP TRANSPORT - £2.40 for a bus ride? Mental.
  
  * PUBLIC TOILETS EVERYWHERE - ffs - what
  happened to the dream of being able to have a
  slash without needing to either A. pay or B. feel
  anxious about using a pub and not buying a drink?

  Send contributions via the mail form.
http://www.b3ta.com/mailus/

  BTW: If you've sent something in that hasn't
  been featured then don't be put off - we look
  at everything you send us.


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  THANKS:
  This issue was written by Rob Manuel with David
  Stevenson. Stuff sent in by @NomisSilloc,
  planearm, HappyToast, @mrmarkreed, hinigawa,
  King Ralph, nospoon @mattround, routine,
  Araucaria & Amadeus. Researched laying in bed in
  NW5 and mostly written on the Northern Line then
  the DLR. Image challenge by Fraser Lewry. Mike
  Trinder is QOTW bloke. Subjlols via

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  TOP TIP:
  Avoid having to deal with annoying digital
  rights management issues by pirating all of your
  music and software. (Munsta)

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