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Ex-F1, Le Mans Winning Driver Jochen Mass Is Now Posting On Twitter

Jochen Mass’s list of driving accomplishments is as long as his Twitter page is currently short, including a Le Mans win all the way up to the fact that he played himself in Rush. He’s slowly getting the hang of this social media thing and posted something delightful for our amusement today: some vintage racing at Daytona.

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Live long and prosper: Leonard Nimoy as Spock, over the decades

On Friday, Star Trek fans everywhere (including many of us here at Ars) mourned the loss of Leonard Nimoy, who famously portrayed Spock, the first officer of the USS Enterprise.

Many colleagues and fans have been expressing their love for him, including Captain Kirk himself.

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Avoid Wasting Stale Potato Chips by Using Them as Breading

Avoid Wasting Stale Potato Chips by Using Them as Breading

If you’re not interested in trying to resuscitate the crispiness of your now-stale potato chips, you might as well do something else with them. Breaking them up into tiny pieces can make them a tasty breading.

Whether you’re working with a recipe that calls for baking or frying, a good breading can go a long way. Karen Ahn at WonderHowTo recommends putting any stale chips you have to good use as a crispy coating in your recipe. Just crush them all up and use them whenever your recipe calls for some breading. The salty potato flavor will enhance your dish and you avoid wasting what seem like useless leftovers.

5 Delicious Ways to Reinvent Your Stale Potato Chips | WonderHowTo

Photo by Marta Maria Darby.

Recommended Reading: The secrets behind ‘Madden’s’ player ratings

Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you’ll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. How Madden Ratings are Ma…

How I requested my photographs from the Department of Homeland Security

I have my photograph taken and my fingerprints scanned every time I enter the United States. So do all other foreign nationals. The information is collected under the US-VISIT program. Information such as name, date of birth, gender, and travel document data is recorded as well. In response to a Freedom of Information Act request I filed in November 2014, the Department of Homeland Security released a document containing information collected about me under this program over the last four years.

In addition to photographs, the 21-page document contains entries for every encounter I have had with the agency in that period. Most of these encounters were recorded at airports around the country, but there are also entries for appointments related to immigration and enrollment into the Global Entry program. Along with the Global Entry program, the DHS recently launched a new program that may allow it to collect similar information about US citizens.

While Global Entry provides pre-approved travelers with expedited clearance upon arrival into the country, Automated Passport Control is a new program that expedites the entry process for all US citizens using self-service kiosks. The kiosks are similar to the ones used for Global Entry, and requires travelers to scan their passport, take a photograph and verify flight information. These kiosks are currently operational at more than 30 airports.

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Walmart vs. Netflix DVD battle snags $12 each for 1.2 million people

Ready for a blast from the past? Ten years ago, Walmart’s plan to undercut Netflix on DVD-by-mail rental pricing failed, and the retail giant turned that part of its business over to the movie service in exchange for a cut of the revenue, referral bo…

Weekend Motorsports Roundup, Feb. 28 – Mar. 1, 2015

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?

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Disney wants to help developers make games more interactive

Many RPGs have more than one ending, but even then you still have limited ways to control the story or to interact with the characters. Disney Research, however, wants to make real interactive games — ones where your actions can affect how it progre…

Chinese internet giants purge 60,000 accounts for inappropriate usernames

China will enforce an even tighter control over online names starting on March 1st, and it’s already begun nuking any account that doesn’t conform to its standards. A handful of powerful internet companies in the country have deleted over 60,000 acco…

eBay Challenge: The Best ’90s Cars For Less Than $9,000

The 1990s was the decade when everything just made sense. It was the decade that spawned Rugrats, Blossom, and SpongeBob SquarePants (Google it!). It also gave us some of the best cars ever made. Your challenge this week is to find the best ’90s cars on eBay for less than $9,000. Do not disappoint.

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