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November 8, 2011 | By Dana Moran and RedEye
Adele lovers breathed a sigh of relief Tuesday when the Guardian announced she was expected to make a full recovery from vocal cord surgery (made slightly more awesome by the use of lasers). It's expected that she'll take one to two months to fully recover, which is like a century for someone who's makes your shower singing sound like Roz from "Monsters Inc. " Here's how we think she might pass the time. damoran@tribune.com  |  @redeyedana   45 percent -- Hopefully NOT texting with her ex, about whom "21" is written.
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April 30, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
The University of Chicago had a small mystery in its hands, and it got a global response to solve it.  Written on a handful of pages of a copy of Homer's "Odyssey" from the 1500s were some cryptic notes, which appeared to have been written in the 19th century. The problem was, no one -- not even the donor who handed his collection over to the university -- knew exactly what they meant.  So the U. of C. library turned to the Internet for help. With a $1,000 prize from the book's donor, M.C. Lang, backing it, the library put up a short post on its news site.
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March 27, 2013
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July 10, 2013 | By Zach Stafford, @zachstafford and For RedEye
As a gay man, I receive a lot of text messages from other gay men. And as a gay man, I also receive a surprising number of text messages from straight men. So after many years of receiving these texts, I have become something of an expert in translating underlying meanings and messages. (Not that I'm alone here. Many gay men possess this same skill set. It's one of the things you learn from all those years in the closet, right along with how to dress and make a souffle.) So without further ado, here are my attempts to decipher the true meanings of real text messages I've received from gay...
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April 21, 2013 | By Molly Fedick, @mollyfedick and For RedEye
To the men of Chicago: Stop texting women! I know, calling a girl sounds more terrifying than getting a prostate exam from Carrot Top. And for the half of you who aren't afraid but simply lazy, fine. But it's time for change. Today, I urge girls everywhere to embrace the hashtag #girlsagainsttexting. This is not a joke or a suggestion. This is an order. We as a gender must reclaim the power that technology has stolen from us. I want this hashtag trending until every man in Chicago realizes we no longer will put up with the communication equivalent of wearing a sweat suit to the airport.
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December 19, 2012 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
Need to report a pothole, tree debris or graffiti? Is a traffic signal or street light out in the neighborhood? Want to file a complaint against a restaurant? Just text the word "Chicago" to 311311 for an array of options to pop up, including a dozen top service requests. The ChiTEXT function existed but now is directly linked to the city's 311 system for the first time. It's the latest feature of the city's Open311 initiative. Residents can use their cell phones to text service requests, give the address and answer a series of...
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December 23, 2012 | By Dana Moran and Stephen Markley and RedEye
Ever get one of those text messages from the guy or girl you're crushing on, and it drives you crazy trying to figure it out? Of course you have. In the interest of promoting a greater dating dialogue, RedEye asked two singles to help out each other - and the dating public at large. Dana Moran and Stephen Markley swapped nine text messages they've received from the opposite sex and volunteered to translate the subtext of the other person's texts on behalf of his or her gender. We've done this exercise once before, and we're doing it again!
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March 8, 2012 | By Dana Moran and RedEye
Since when did celebrity cellphones become a hacker's parad ise? Both Olivia Munn and Christina Hendricks suffered security breaches this week, eonline.com reports, joining the ranks of other starlets who just can't seem to keep their phones private. Although photos are the most commonly leaked item, we thought up some totally crazy, totally fake text messages that might also have shocked the world. damoran@tribune.com | @redeyedana Miley Cyrus "Thx for the amazeballs Marley bday cake, gurlfriend!
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July 10, 2013 | By Zach Stafford, @zachstafford and For RedEye
As a gay man, I receive a lot of text messages from other gay men. And as a gay man, I also receive a surprising number of text messages from straight men. So after many years of receiving these texts, I have become something of an expert in translating underlying meanings and messages. (Not that I'm alone here. Many gay men possess this same skill set. It's one of the things you learn from all those years in the closet, right along with how to dress and make a souffle.) So without further ado, here are my attempts to decipher the true meanings of real text messages...
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November 15, 2012 | By Jen Kim and Anthony Roberts, For RedEye and For RedEye
Ever get one of those text messages from the guy or girl you're crushing on, and it drives you crazy trying to figure it out? Of course you have. ; ) (Sorry, couldn't resist the cryptic emoticon.) In the interest of promoting a greater dating dialogue, RedEye asked two of our single columnists to help out each other - and the dating public at large. Jen Kim and Anthony Roberts swapped 10 text messages they've received from the opposite sex and volunteered to translate the subtext of the other person's texts on behalf of his or...
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July 8, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
Digital natives, the Chicago Police Department is ready for you. Now Chicagoans can follow some of their local policing districts on Twitter, listen in on local community policing meetings online, and text tips and photos of in-progress crimes straight to headquarters. Mayor Emanuel announced the new programs alongside CPD officials Monday morning. So far, three Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) districts around the city have Twitter handles. They are @ChicagoCAPS07, @ChicagoCAPS11, and @ChicagoCAPS18.
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April 21, 2013 | By Molly Fedick, @mollyfedick and For RedEye
To the men of Chicago: Stop texting women! I know, calling a girl sounds more terrifying than getting a prostate exam from Carrot Top. And for the half of you who aren't afraid but simply lazy, fine. But it's time for change. Today, I urge girls everywhere to embrace the hashtag #girlsagainsttexting. This is not a joke or a suggestion. This is an order. We as a gender must reclaim the power that technology has stolen from us. I want this hashtag trending until every man in Chicago realizes we no longer will put up with the communication...
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April 9, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
[UPDATED STORY: As of 1 p.m. April 9, hours before Kickstarter's deadline, BikeSpike has reached it's goal of $150,000, allowing the project to launch.  "We are flattered, truely humbled and honored to have this done in Chicago," said Clay Neigher, a member of the BikeSpike team. "We take this responsibility extremely seriously. We want to do everyone that took the lead with us proud, along with our city. "] Read the original BikeSpike story below:  If someone were messing with your...
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March 28, 2013 | By Mick Swasko, @mickswasko and RedEye
If someone were messing with your bike right now, you wouldn't know it until you found the broken chain on the ground near the rack. But if a group of Chicago entrepreneurs have their way, you could get a text message and email the second someone touches your ride. That's one feature Three Man Rocket, a team of Chicago entrepreneurs, hopes to bring to market if their project, BikeSpike , is fully funded through a Kickstarter campaign. BikeSpike, a GPS tracker and cellular device that fits in the palm of a hand, has raised about...
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March 27, 2013
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December 23, 2012 | By Dana Moran and Stephen Markley and RedEye
Ever get one of those text messages from the guy or girl you're crushing on, and it drives you crazy trying to figure it out? Of course you have. In the interest of promoting a greater dating dialogue, RedEye asked two singles to help out each other - and the dating public at large. Dana Moran and Stephen Markley swapped nine text messages they've received from the opposite sex and volunteered to translate the subtext of the other person's texts on behalf of his or her gender. We've done this exercise once before, and we're doing it again!
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July 8, 2013 | By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas and RedEye
Digital natives, the Chicago Police Department is ready for you. Now Chicagoans can follow some of their local policing districts on Twitter, listen in on local community policing meetings online, and text tips and photos of in-progress crimes straight to headquarters. Mayor Emanuel announced the new programs alongside CPD officials Monday morning. So far, three Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) districts around the city have Twitter handles. They are @ChicagoCAPS07, @ChicagoCAPS11, and @ChicagoCAPS18.
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April 30, 2014 | By Mick Swasko, @swasko and RedEye
The University of Chicago had a small mystery in its hands, and it got a global response to solve it.  Written on a handful of pages of a copy of Homer's "Odyssey" from the 1500s were some cryptic notes, which appeared to have been written in the 19th century. The problem was, no one -- not even the donor who handed his collection over to the university -- knew exactly what they meant.  So the U. of C. library turned to the Internet for help. With a $1,000 prize from the book's donor, M.C. Lang, backing it, ...
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December 19, 2012 | By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco and RedEye
Need to report a pothole, tree debris or graffiti? Is a traffic signal or street light out in the neighborhood? Want to file a complaint against a restaurant? Just text the word "Chicago" to 311311 for an array of options to pop up, including a dozen top service requests. The ChiTEXT function existed but now is directly linked to the city's 311 system for the first time. It's the latest feature of the city's Open311 initiative. Residents can use their cell phones to text service requests, give the address and answer a series of questions about the problem.
NEWS
November 15, 2012 | By Jen Kim and Anthony Roberts, For RedEye and For RedEye
Ever get one of those text messages from the guy or girl you're crushing on, and it drives you crazy trying to figure it out? Of course you have. ; ) (Sorry, couldn't resist the cryptic emoticon.) In the interest of promoting a greater dating dialogue, RedEye asked two of our single columnists to help out each other - and the dating public at large. Jen Kim and Anthony Roberts swapped 10 text messages they've received from the opposite sex and volunteered to translate the subtext of the other person's texts on behalf of his or her gender.
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