Colorado Girl Scouts can sell their cookies in front of marijuana dispensaries now


There’s good news for Colorado residents prone to munchies: as of Friday, you only need to make one stop to get both Girl Scout Cookies and weed. 

Girl Scouts of Colorado updated its cookie sales policy to allow Girl Scouts to sell their boxes outside of cannabis dispensaries. 

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This is a change of heart for the organization, which previously banned setting up cookie booths in front of dispensaries. In a deleted tweet from 2014, its Colorado council stated, “If you are wondering, we don’t allow our Girl Scouts to sell cookies in front of marijuana shops or liquor stores/bars.”  Read more…

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People are celebrating Lunar New Year by dressing up their dogs


Friday is Lunar New Year, and people are ringing the Year of the Dog by celebrating their pups.

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Each lunar year is based on one of the 12 Zodiac signs. In celebrating 2018’s Year of the Dog, people are dressing up their pets for the most precious photoshoots. 

It’s the year of the dog and these two doggies wIsh you joy prosperity and success this New Years 新年快乐 (xīn nián kuài lè) Gong Hey Fat Choy! Happy #ChineseNewYear 
#YearOfTheDog #chinese #happynewyear #newyear #abc7eyewitness #HappyChineseNewYear

— LouLou & Gipper (@LoulouHoltz) February 16, 2018 Read more…

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Redditors threaten to show up to Coinbase headquarters with guns


Well this is frightening. 

Reacting to the news that Coinbase account holders had been mistakenly overcharged (in some cases, thousands of dollars), one individual took to Reddit to suggest a troubling solution: Show up at the cryptocurrency exchange’s headquarters with guns. And the person was initially met with at least some support. 

The thread has since been locked from comments by Reddit — with some commenters claiming to have reported the threats to law enforcement — but it’s still available to the public. Even as Reddit’s own policies appear to prohibit violent content.

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Highly anticipated ‘System Shock’ remake on hiatus indefinitely


After raising over $1.3 million on Kickstarter from over 20,000 backers in 2016, the developers behind the remake of System Shock announced that the project is now on hiatus.

Nightdive Studios, a development team known for remaking classic games, announced Friday that its project to remake System Shock is on hiatus as they try to get the project back on track. The announcement, written by CEO Stephen Kick, says that the studio strayed from its development path and tried to do too much.

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When System Shock originally came out in 1994, it was regarded as one of the most innovative first-person shooters of all time and served as inspiration for later games like Bioshock and Dead Space.  Read more…

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The 6 best VPNs to help keep you anonymous on the internet


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If you’re unfamiliar with a virtual private network, or VPN, there’s no better time to get to know them.

There are a number of reasons why you might want to use a VPN, including but not limited to masking all of your internet traffic or accessing websites and services that may be blocked in certain countries (like in China). 

Search for VPN and dozens and dozens of results come up. Which VPN should you get, and which ones can you trust? Here are our picks for the six best VPNs. Read more…

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