The Reddit section /r/sceince debunks a sensational article about “time cloaks” while a redditor takes down Stop Online Piracy Act coauthor Lamar Smith. 

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  • The best part of reading /r/science is the constant debunking of sensational science writing. One of yesterday’s top links had a typically over-the-top headline: “Pentagon-supported physicists on Wednesday said they had devised a ‘time cloak’ that briefly makes an event undetectable.” r/science’s debunking of the article and headline is thorough and entertaining. It’s too bad, because the experiment itself is really interesting. “Great science, shit article,” wsw2012 writes. (/r/science)

  • Ever heard of 9GAG? It’s an image hosting site that basically collects all of Reddit’s image memes into one place and stamps a 9GAG watermark on everything. In /r/TheoryOfReddit, planaxis has an interesting analysis of one of the worst places on the Internet, including this gem of descriptive analysis: “9GAG celebrates a concentrated derivative of Reddit’s trivial stupidity.” (/r/TheoryOfReddit)

  • Redditor sah0605 asks: “What are some of your daily observations that remind you that we live ‘in the future?’” (/r/AskReddit)

  • A World War II veteran is doing an AMA (his 25-year-old grandson transcribes). (/r/IAmA)

  • A redditor responds to Stop Online Piracy Act coauthor Lamar Smith’s challenge (to Reddit): “There’s nothing they can point to that does what they say it does do. I think their fears are unfounded.” In a six-minute video, redditor Inuma proves him wrong. Unfortunately, I don’t think Lamar Smith is actually listening. (/r/SOPA)

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