Jif peanut butter enters “GIF” pronunciation debate with cheeky, limited-edition label

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In collaboration with GIF-making platform Giphy, the peanut butter brand declares a side in the internet’s favorite argument. One would assumed that the debate on the correct pronunciation of “GIF” ended back in 2013 when the creator of the graphics interchange format, aka GIF, Steven Wilhite, told The New York Times : “It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.” Read Full Story

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Top economist: The 1930s Depression was ‘Great.’ This one might be greater

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When the pandemic ends, it could take five years before economic output gets back to where it was in February, warns a Stanford economics expert. By any reckoning, the coronavirus pandemic will be at least a temporary body blow to the U.S. and global economies. The debate among forecasters is whether unemployment this summer will peak at 15%, which is much worse than after the 2008 financial crisis, or soar to new records above 30%. Read Full Story

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How Wikipedia’s volunteers became the web’s best weapon against misinformation

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In the Facebook era, the volunteer editors behind the archaic-looking website have built Wikipedia into a formidable force for truth. For a few minutes near the end of his first presidential debate, Mike Bloomberg was dead. At 9:38 p.m. Eastern time, a Wikipedia user named DQUACK02 added some text to the Wikipedia page for the former Democratic presidential candidate and New York City mayor: Read Full Story

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‘I’m speaking’: Every time Kamala Harris reclaimed her time during the VP debate

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It was a whole different ballgame than last week in the vice presidential debate, but one side still seemed to keep running more afoul of the ref. Even a mild improvement over last week’s punishing-to-watch presidential debate counts as a political vacation. Tonight’s vice-presidential scrimmage, however, still carried the residual discomfort of watching one side repeatedly breaking the rules and refusing to be reined in. Read Full Story

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