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Month: January 2019

The 1%

The 1%

Brooklyn truck driver claims $298 million Powerball win and reveals he quit his job

Dave Johnson purchased the winning lottery ticket for $5 from a gas station on December 26. After finding out he won, Johnson decided to quit his job ‘right away, no delay’.

Dale Earnhardt’s Mansion of a Yacht Could Be Yours for $4.2 Million

But it’ll take a bit more than just Sunday money to buy this one. At $4.2 million, it’ll probably take all of the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday andSunday money you can collect, and then some. The listing is also $200,000 higher than what the 9,802-square-foot North Carolina mansion that acted as Ricky Bobby’s home in Talladega Nights sold for last year.

Rare fruit selling for $1,343 each!

JAKARTA (DPA) – A rare variety of durian is being sold for 14 million rupiah (S$1,343) each at a shopping mall in an Indonesian town.

The supermarket in Tasikmalaya managed to sell two of the fruit, named J-Queen, the day it went on sale despite its steep price tag, according to the news website Kompas.com

Polygamous cult leaders bought $20M homes, $7M luxury cars with $1.1B in tax fraud profits

A superseding indictment filed on Tuesday and obtained by DailyMail.com reveals new fraud and money laundering charges against Jacob and Isaiah Kingston as well as their mother Rachel.

Monday History

Monday History

Ancient carved ‘drums’ give exact Stonehenge measurements, say archaeologists

A set of highly decorated chalk cylinders, carved in Britain more than 4,000 years ago and known as the Folkton drums, could be ancient replicas of measuring devices used for laying out prehistoric monuments like Stonehenge , archaeologists say.

Lawrence of Arabia may have been murdered by British secret service, new film suggests

A controversial new biopic about T.E. Lawrence suggests British secret service may have murdered the famous desert warrior.

4,000 Year Old Game Board Discovered Carved Into Floor Of Cave

Monday Night Games

Monday Night Games

Tetris World Champion Tries To Play With A Dance Dance Revolution Mat, Does OK

Sometimes it’s all about having the right tool for the job. On a recent Twitch streamTetris champion Jonas Neubauer decided to hell with that wisdom and tried to play the 30-year-old NES game using only the arrows on a DDR mat.

Fortnite to stop selling controversial ‘loot boxes’

Loot boxes provided random virtual objects, such as weapons. However, people do not know what their box will contain until they buy it.

8BitDo made a wireless controller for Sega Genesis fans

The latest retro-inspired controller from 8BitDo should bring a smile to the face of many Genesis fans. The M30 takes its cue from the Sega console’s controllers and it works with PC, macOS and Android as well as Nintendo Switch. A single charge will give you up to 20 hours of play time, while there are screenshot and home buttons along with a turbo function. The M30 will set you back $30.

Monday Games

Monday Games

Atari 2600 emulator in Minecraft helps tie a world record — at 1 frame per second

Dragster time of 5.57 is technically a world record — the best kind of world record

Last year around this time we were talking about Dragster, and how a 35-year-old world record was debunked and the record-holder got banned from high score competitions for life. Well, someone — using an Atari 2600 emulator in freaking Minecraft, of all things — technically tied the legitimate world record. Technically being the best kind of world record, of course.

CSGO Super Fan Traveled To A European Castle To Compare It To A Popular Map

3kliksphilip is a popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive YouTuber who has created fascinating videos about the chickens in CSGO and black holes in some CSGO maps. His latest video is all about comparing two castles, one real and one virtual.

Activision Announces ‘Beto O’Rourke’s Pro Skater’

Google’s DeepMind AI Just Beat Two Pros At StarCraft II

Add StarCraft II to the list of increasingly sophisticated games at which well-trained AIs can smash fallible, meat-fingered humans to chunky bits. Google’s DeepMind AI beat two professional players of Blizzard’s StarCraft in two multi-game series that happened in December, the companies jointly announced today.

US charges ‘Call of Duty’ swatter’s alleged co-conspirators

Now that Call of Duty swatter Tyler Bariss has pleaded guilty, law enforcement is pursuing the people allegedly linked to his crimes. Federal agents have charged Neal Patel, Logan Patten and Tyler Stewart for reportedly conspiring with Barriss in both swatting attacks (that is, trick police into sending a SWAT team) and false bomb threats in locations across the US, including Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. Patel and Patten also face respective charges for bank fraud and threatening to injure in interstate commerce.

Cyberpunk 2077 Head Writer Joins Blizzard

Sebastian Stepien, who was the head writer for Cyberpunk 2077 and one of three creative directors for The Witcher 3 at CD Projekt Red, has joined Blizzard Entertainment.

Survey Of 4,000 Game Developers Says Half Of Them Want To Unionize

In a survey of nearly 4,000 game developers published today by the Game Developers Conference, half of developers surveyed said they thought game industry workers should unionize.

Star Citizen Spending $4M Per Month

A post on Gamasutra from last week that we missed at the time offers another opportunity to marvel at the high finances of Star Citizen, and the phenomenal crowdfunding surrounding the upcoming space…

‘Farming Simulator’ is getting its own esports league

Monday Random News

Monday Random News

Wedding dress with pockets goes viral as bride calls for empowering clothes

Cambridge bride Eve Paterson’s big day has gone viral after pictures of the 24-year-old and her bridesmaids wearing the white and green outfits on her wedding day were shared thousands of times on Twitter.

Airport patrol beagle sniffs out 5,000 leeches in luggage…

Airport patrol beagle sniffs out 5,000 leeches in luggage...

BuzzFeed employees demand it pay out earned PTO to all laid-off U.S. staffers

A group of current and former BuzzFeed employees are asking the company to pay out paid time off to all recently laid-off staff. In response, Lenke Taylor, BuzzFeed’s human resources lead, said it wants to meet with staff and is “open to re-evaluating” its decision on PTO.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos gives less of his wealth to charity than Gates, Zuckerberg, or even Trump

World’s wealthiest man, pictured, donated just 0.0906 per cent of his considerable wealth. Bill and Melinda Gates gave away 37 per cent of their fortune.

FBI Investigates R. Kelly for Flying Underaged Azriel Clary Over State Lines

People share the extraordinary photos of celebrities they dated before they were famous

An extraordinary online gallery compiled by BoredPanda has seen people share old family photos of the celebrities their relatives dated before they were famous.

Watch: SNL Parodies Tucker Carlson, Features Steve Martin as Roger Stone

Harvey Weinstein doc ‘Untouchable’ draws its power from his victim’s stories

The producer had long been a fixture, picking up future hits and hobnobbing with talent. It was also, we learned in 2017, where he perpetrated some terrible crimes. In 2018, Weinstein sat out the festival for the first time since the ’80s.

Wife of Green Beret Matthew Golsteyn, accused of murdering suspected Taliban bomb maker, hits back at Army’s tactics

The wife of a decorated former Green Beret officer who has been charged in the death of a suspected Taliban bomb maker defended her husband and hit back at the Army’s tactics against him on Sunday.

As “Aquaman” is poised to supplant “The Dark Knight Rises” as the top-grossing film in the DC Universe, Warner Bros. has begun the process of bringing director James Wan back for the inevitable sequel.
A United States Postal Service mail delivery truck self-immolated while attempting to deliver mail on Thursday morning in the Northland suburb of Kansas City. The driver is seen on camera spinning tires for several minutes attempting to drive up an icy hill. It is not clear exactly what started the blaze, but it’s a good guess that it was a result of a tire explosion. Perhaps the tire shrapnel hit a fuel line.
Unfortunately, sustained online harassment campaigns are still a reality. NBC News has learned that trolls have launched a coordinated threat campaign against BuzzFeed and Huffington Post (owned by Engadget parent Verizon) journalists recently let go as part of layoffs. They appear to have originated from 4chan and used the same far-right memes before launching into racist and sexist slurs as well as death threats. The attackers have largely targeted writers on social networks like Twitter and Instagram, although they’ve also used email and even PayPal.
Embattled congressional freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., once asked a judge to show leniency toward a group of Minnesota men accused of trying to join the Islamic State terror group.
Painted in the original crimson London, Midland and Scottish Railway’s livery, it belonged to prominent model maker Ted Martin, who died aged 88 in 2010.
Nothing says romance like small round capsules filled with tomato goo. That’s the new Heinz motto, probably.
Netflix Reviews

Netflix Reviews

I watch the garbage so you don’t have to

I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore

When a depressed woman is burglarized, she finds a new sense of purpose by tracking down the thieves alongside her obnoxious neighbor. But they soon find themselves dangerously out of their depth against a pack of degenerate criminals.

This one is kinda weird and original. I’d say you can watch it. haha.

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I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore: Netflix y Sundance, combinación ganadora

The Little Hours

In the Middle Ages, a young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns. Introduced as a deaf mute man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.

This one is impossible to describe. They have catholic nuns but the swear and talk like modern times. Then movie kinda goes all over the place then just ends with you going HUH.

Look Whose Back! (It’s Hitler)

Adolf Hitler wakes up in the 21st century. He quickly gains media attention, but while Germany finds him hilarious and charming, Hitler makes some serious observations about society.

Kinda funny, kinda serious. You have to read German subtitles though.

Oliver Masucci in Er ist wieder da (2015)

The Survivalist

In a time of starvation, a survivalist lives off a small plot of land hidden deep in forest. When two women seeking food and shelter discover his farm, he finds his existence threatened.

This one starts off pretty decent. The guy has a base and a setup. It’s a little like waterworld. Then the Waterworld story happens where he meets a girl. But then it just goes nowhere and ends poorly. Not worth your time.

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Hidden gems on Netflix you need to watch

The Last Laugh

When retired talent manager Al Hart is reunited with his first client, Buddy Green, a comic who quit show business 50 years ago, he convinces Buddy to escape their retirement community and hit the road for a cross-country comedy tour.

Chevy Chase and Richard Dreyfuss about a comedian on the comeback trail after 50 years. As much as we like old stars coming back again in movies when they’re way too old, this isn’t one of them that was worth it at all. Pretty bland and boring. Don’t bother. IMDB link 

The Lobster

In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into beasts and sent off into The Woods.

It sounds like a cool future type movie but the entire premise of the show makes zero sense and beyond that, the ending doesn’t leave you with any sort of explanation at all about what was going on. I hate movies that end like that. Not every movie has to have a good ending but movies should at least explain wtf was going on.

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I do love Rachel Weisz (The Mummy) though.

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Catwalk: Tales from the Catwalk

Meet the fascinating felines and the people who pamper then in this whimsical look at the ins and outs of Canada’s competitive cat show circuit, where the claws come out when a Turkish …

If you have kids, this is a good one. Crazy cat ladies.

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The 1%

The 1%

Hedge fund billionaire pays $238million for a 24,000-square-foot penthouse overlooking Central Park

The building, 220 Central Park South, is a residential skyscraper that is currently under construction. Ken Griffin bought a penthouse in the building, which will have 70 floors and 116 residential units.

Hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin has completed the purchase of a penthouse on New York’s Central Park South for $238million - the most ever paid for a home in the United States. An artist rendering above shows the view which Griffin can expect to enjoy once he moves into the penthouse

$125M Malibu Mansion Could Set L.A. County Record…

Move over, “Billionaire.” The $150 million Bel Air home now has some company on the sands of Malibu, CA. An oceanfront estate in the posh beach community is on the market for $125 million, which could set a record for the area.

London’s ‘biggest’ house boat up for sale £3.5million

The stunning barge, which has its own sauna, is located in St Katherine’s Dock Marina, London. It has a winter garden which can be used in all seasons as it has retractable walls and ceilings.

Stunning £100 million superyacht features ‘red carpet’ entrance

The ultra-glamorous vessel, named The Carat 187, will feature two sweeping staircases which mimic a red carpet. The UK-based designers were inspired by the ‘world of celebrity’.

Front row Emerald Bay house sells for $21 million

A front row home along the ocean in Laguna Beach’s gated Emerald Bay community has sold for $21 million, 40 percent less than the $35 million asking price when the house hit the market in 2016.

Wednesday News

Wednesday News

Man takes hilarious photos of premature son doing ‘manly’ things

It isn’t every day you get to see a tiny baby mowing the lawn, playing poker or walking to work with a briefcase in hand. Matt MacMillan, a father-of-two, used Photoshop to make just that happen.

Royal Caribbean reveals ‘The Blaster’: The world’s longest water slide at sea

The two-person raft slide is part of the Royal Caribbean ship’s $155million (£118million) makeover. She is relaunching on February 24 in Miami.

Bryan Singer Denies Sex Abuse Allegations: ‘Homophobic Smear Piece’

Responding to a bombshell report in The Atlantic alleging he had sexually molested underage boys for nearly two decades, Hollywood director Bryan Singer says it’s all just a “homophobic smear.”

Google Hangouts is shutting down for some users in October

Google’s Hangouts chat and video conferencing app is going away this year, at least for some users.

On Tuesday, Google announced that its Google Hangouts service is shutting down for G Suite customers in October 2019. It will be replaced by Hangouts Chat and Hangouts Meet.

Chinese military deploy units that can destroy scores of American satellites…

Oracle allegedly withheld $400 million in wages from underrepresented employees

Oracle has allegedly withheld $400 million in wages from racially underrepresented workers (black, Latinx and Asian) as well as women, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs said in a filing today. The OFCCP is the office within the DOL that enforces equal pay and ensures government contractors comply with anti-discrimination regulation.

This video of a man destroying a hotel reception with a digger has gone massively viral

Police are appealing for information after footage of a digger destroying the front of a building branded with the Travelodge logo went viral on Monday afternoon.

Disneyland offers a clue into a secret society of theme park characters

When Disneyland opened The Tropical Hideaway restaurant in Adventureland last month, many visitors noticed a display of paddles, mounted on the far back wall behind the cash registers. Each paddle was labeled with an initial and last name. But who were those people?

Fyre Festival restaurateur who lost life savings receives over $160G worth of donations

She’s garnered a lot of attention since appearing on the Netflix documentary.

New US Navy amphibious assault strategy: ‘Mother ships’ launch small boat attacks

The future of amphibious attack may consist of thousands of disaggregated manned and unmanned surveillance boats, armor-carrying connectors, minesweepers and small attack vessels operating in tandem as the Navy and Marine Corps refine a new strategic approach and continue their pivot toward a new, great-power threat environment.

Girl Scouts selling cookies in New Jersey robbed of over $1,100

A group of Girl Scouts selling cookies at a mall in New Jersey were robbed of over $1,100.

The “shocked and devastated” young girls had set up their table to sell the sweet snacks on the upper level of the Woodbridge Center Mall, near Chick-fil-A, in Woodbridge.

Johnny Depp Files New Legal Docs Claiming Proof He Never Struck Amber Heard

2:33 PM PT — Depp’s lawyer, Adam Waldman, tells TMZ, “The dozens of Eastern Columbia Building security camera video files we recently obtained, coupled with multiple newly obtained eyewitness affidavits and sworn depositions taken in 2016, leave no…

NBC raises eyebrows over $400 million relationship with BuzzFeed

NBCUniversal invested $400 million in BuzzFeed and the two companies have a “strategic partnership,” raising eyebrows about why the network isn’t more transparent when covering the controversial website.

Cops Can’t Force People to Unlock Their Phones With Biometrics, Court Rules

A federal judge in California has ruled that law enforcement can’t compel a suspect to unlock their phone with a fingerprint or face recognition. Combined with a previous court ruling that held police cannot force a suspect to tell them their password, we’re getting some clarity on the future of search and seizure in the United States.

Southpark E-Scooters Thing is Real!

Southpark E-Scooters Thing is Real!

We went down to San Diego and the entire town is littered with e-scooters and bikes. It’s SO INSANE. It’s just as insane as the Southpark Episode

Every street and intersection has piles of scooters, way more than anyone could use. Some of them are lit up at night with flashing lights. I’m not sure who is charging these, or how they can just put so many and expect to make their money back. They probably lose 80% of them. The funniest thing I saw was 2 guys sharing a scooter. Previously the town was covered in pedal bikes and I didn’t see as many of those this time.

I’m told LA is also covered in them. It’s only been 1/2  a year since I went to San Diego when there wasn’t any of these things around. It seems like they should pass some law about dumping/littering up the whole town with them.