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This Week:
* FATHER JACK - Vs Katie Hopkins
* WORLD'S BIGGEST - Firework!
* USVSTH3M - Best of 2014

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B3ta email 647  - 2nd Jan 2014

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: SPONSORED LINK
  Chromecast

  The device we most enjoyed this Christmas was
  plugging a Chromecast into our TV. Dirt-cheap -
  about £30 - and it lets you stream whatever is
  in your browser to your TV. YouTube, Vimeo, or
  any of those AWFUL sites with sex on them which
  we never look at. Best of all is the ability to
  create YouTube playlists, so you can sit there
  queueing up loads of shitty old pop videos or,
  sad fucks that we are, films of people playing
  computer games from the 1980s.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00I4WQ618/b3ta-21 

  
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: WHAT B3TA PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MAKING THIS WEEK
  Other than 'DIY eggnog'

  >> Father Jack vs Katie Hopkins <<
  HSDriver writes, "I have a similar reaction
  whenever she's on the TV."
http://www.b3ta.com/links/Father_Jack_vs_Katie_Hopkins


  >> Bang goes the 'grow up' New Year's resolution <<
  CCC is still making local papers print nonsense.
  Huzzah.
http://www2.b3ta.com/host/creative/4085/1420127269/image.jpg


  >> The Internet bought me a cuddly dinosaur <<
  Stevierar writes "I dared to venture to Reddit
  and they bought me a cuddly dinosaur. It was
  all a bit fast and confusing. There was even a
  KickStarter at one point, until it was shut
  down.

  "I've written it up and tried really really
  hard to not sound like a weirdo but it just
  wasn't possible. Contains this terrible
  combination of a car journey and a dance
  version of the Peppa Pig theme tune."
http://blog.steveguntrip.co.uk/post/105527889296/


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: MOST POPULAR USVSTH3M STUFF OF 2014
  Ten items, all hits - sorted by unique users

  1. Theme tune of your life
http://games.usvsth3m.com/the-theme-tune-of-your-life/

  2. 2048 maker
http://community.usvsth3m.com/2048/

  3. Who would play you in a movie?
http://games.usvsth3m.com/who-would-play-you/

  4. What ridiculous food day is your birthday?
http://games.usvsth3m.com/what-ridiculous-food-day-is-your-birthday/

  5. What happened when we criticised Dapper
  Laughs on Twitter
http://goo.gl/ftnRSW

  6. Which city should you live in?
http://games.usvsth3m.com/which-city/

  7. You won’t believe why the Victoria Line is
  currently suspended
http://usvsth3m.com/post/74285062011/

  8. How middle class are you?
http://games.usvsth3m.com/how-middle-class-are-you/

  9. Crapper mapper
http://games.usvsth3m.com/crapper-mapper/

  10. This Twitter reply from Dara O’Briain is
  magnificent
http://goo.gl/KKy1cU


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

  * 7 visionary women behind electronic music - It
  wasn't just Vince Cable of Erasure you know. 
http://goo.gl/EkMy21


  * A clock that tells the time using a hex colour
  code. Next week? A clock that uses time data as
  latitude / longitude coordinates and claims the
  time is 'Calcutta'. 
http://whatcolourisit.scn9a.org/


  * Excellent advice from Yahoo how to back up
  emails - next week they'll be suggesting copying
  thumbdrives by photocopying them.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/1258343/


  * Let's do a Kickstarter and buy Kate Bush's
  house together. Only £7.5k each & 365 of us can
  spend 6 nights there a year - although thinking
  about it, we might need to raise double that,
  so we have an investment sum we can use to pay
  for a manager and maintain upkeep. Still, WHO'S
  IN?
http://goo.gl/F2YwUd


  * It's the word "unwittingly" that adds so much
  to this movie tagline - although, to be fair, as
  ridiculous as this film sounds, military
  dolphins ARE a thing. If you see any other great
  taglines, make sure you tell us.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Day_of_the_Dolphin


  * The abandoned Silverdome Stadium outside
  Detroit: opened in the 70s and once host to the
  Pope, Elvis, NBA finals, Led Zepplin (tho not
  on the same day). It's now, like most stuff in
  that city, utterly fucked.
http://goo.gl/TUqpf2


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: VIDEO SCHMIDEO
  Like YouTube but not always on YouTube
  
  * Old Folks Enjoying Kraftwerk - although, to be
  fair, the band formed in 1970 so, if you were 20
  when you started listening to them, you'd be 65
  now.
http://goo.gl/wFmLvq


  * One Day In The Life Of Television - a
  documentary that was broadcast on ITV on 1st
  November 1989 and filmed by over fifty crews
  exactly one year earlier. Long but fascinating
  and worth watching to hear Anne Diamond being
  called a scab as she crosses a picket line.
http://youtu.be/NU8YMn5wLZc


  * Kevin Smith talking about Prince for 30
  minutes is better than ANY of the films he's
  made.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LhcParuzpc


  * Nik Kershaw the drugs narc - warning kids
  about the dangers of iffy substances whilst
  hanging out with the Filth. *Smashes 7" copy of
  The Riddle*
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anNq5NouT0Y


  * Is this the world's biggest firework? We're
  too crap to bother finding out, but there's no
  question it's exciting.
http://www.b3ta.com/links/have_we_had_the_massive_ufo_firework_yet


  *  Who was the first presenter of Top Gear?
  Angela Ripon, in 1977, and it was only shown in
  the Midlands. Some of the YouTube comments are
  gold: "THIS IS NOT YOUR SUCCESS, WOMAN!"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCLCmOIJLto


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from the 'Maths' challenge

  Your Christmas homework included a maths test.
  Favourite sums included:

  * FACES: The shocking truth they tried to
  hide. (R2Dtard)
http://b3ta.com/board/11126109

  * TRIGGERNOMETRY: The simple maths of 
  British comedy (HappyToast)
http://b3ta.com/board/11125877
 
  * FERMATTER: modern telling of the tale.  
  (superstoater)
http://b3ta.com/board/11125863
  
  All these images, and a load more can be
 found here:
http://b3ta.com/challenge/maths2/popular/


   >> New challenge: Starfish <<
  It’s another one word challenge, this week
  focusing on those wonderfully pointy fish
  type things. 
http://b3ta.com/challenge/starfish//


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: B3TA IMAGE CHALLENGE
  Results from the 'Piggy Christmas' 
  challenge

  Before Christmas we asked you to pig up Xmas.
  Your favourites included:

  * BEATTIE: Happy as a pig in... after a lovely
  Christmas dinner (FreshWaterMole)
http://b3ta.com/board/11124125

  * Angry Christmas Bird: (monkeon)
http://b3ta.com/board/11125500
 
  * Pigs in blankets: A A Milne’s festive story.  
  (Ya What?)
http://b3ta.com/board/11123382
  
  All these images, and a load more can be
 found here:
http://b3ta.com/challenge/pigxmas/


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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:

  * Game idea: Realistic Monopoly. You can't
  afford to buy any property and you go round in
  circles until you die.
  
  * Facebook and Twitter to be replaced by non
  profit workers' collective which doesn't fuck
  you over by making you buy ads.
  
  * A magic button that makes exercise appealing
  after Christmas lethargy. 

  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 RompaStompa,
  tubaman, sinisterduck, dyllon, fred zeppelin,
  Flobbit & HappyToast. Image challenge by Fraser
  Lewry. Mike Trinder is QOTW bloke. Some say
  there's more computing power in your phone than
  what got us to the moon. However, the main thing
  that got us to the moon was a bloody great
  big rocket.
  
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  TOP TIP:
  Middle-aged men: make people think that you've
  just been to the toilet, by using a cotton bud
  to dab a drop or water onto the front of your
  trousers... (NoStrings) 

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