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Adorably Perplexed Kids React to Old Computers

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The Fine Brothers are at it again! After having kids react to rotary phones and Walkmans (and making us feel really old in the process), they're now asking kids exactly what they think of an old computer and its accessories. "It's very huge," one boys says. "If you don't have a desk, where do you put this?" a little girl wonders. A young boy compares the computer—which comes from the late 1970s—to "those old televisions that are very boxy." Another little boy sums his thoughts up thusly: "This is very hipster." (Correction, kid: This is very George R.R. Martin.)

The kids can't quite figure out how to turn the machine on and are confused by its lack of desktop screen, mouse, and—egads!—Internet. When told that he would have to hit a reset button before he could do anything on the computer, one boy says, "this is very tedious!" Another compares the process to "pre-flight checks." The frequent error messages lead one child to conclude, "this computer is an error." And you've never heard kids rant until you've heard them rant about having to give a computer a command to solve a math problem. "I don't get it," one boy says, "and I don't understand the 1970s." Watch the video to see the kids react to other old computer accessories, like floppy disks!

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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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Never Buy Drawing Paper Again With This Endlessly Reusable Art Notebook
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Art supplies can get pricey when you’re letting your kid’s creativity run wild. But with an endlessly reusable notebook, you never have to worry about running out of paper during that after-school coloring session.

The creators of the erasable Rocketbook Wave have come out with a new version of their signature product meant especially for color drawings. The connected Rocketbook Color notebook allows you to send images drawn on its pages to Google Drive or other cloud services with your phone, then erase the pages by sticking the whole notebook in the microwave. You get a digital copy of your work (one that, with more vibrant colors, might look even better than the original) and get to go on drawing almost immediately after you fill the book.

An animated view of a notebook’s pages changing between different drawings.

There’s no special equipment involved beyond the notebook itself. The Rocketbook Color works with Crayola and other brands’ washable crayons and colored pencils, plus dry-erase markers. The pages are designed to be smudge-proof, so turning the page won’t ruin the art on the other side even if you are using dry-erase markers.

Rocketbook’s marketing is aimed at kids, but adults like to save paper, too. Break away from the adult coloring books and go free-form. If it doesn’t quite work out, you can just erase it forever.

The notebooks are $20 each on Kickstarter.

All images courtesy Rocketbook

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