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Google's Cutting-Edge (and Sort of Creepy) Data Centers

Since we're all talking about the CIA and Tom Clancy-style special ops teams this week -- and the Playstation Network is still down -- I found this video from Google especially interesting. It's ostensibly a promo about their advanced security measures, meant to intimidate hackers and data thieves from trying anything funny -- but it kinda creeped me out, too. Don't get me wrong: I'm glad they're strict about security. This is Google's version of Mission: Impossible, where pasty nerds get iris-scanned and used-up hard drives are eviscerated six ways from Sunday. It looks like it would be harder to break into one of their data centers than the vault of the Bellagio on fight night. (I also dig their guard gates, which look more like catapults designed to fling unwanted cars in the opposite direction.)

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A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

Cover art for Laura Kumin's forthcoming cookbook
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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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