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Dark Reader Browser Extension for Dark Viewing

This is a huge life improvement:

You can get this for CHrome/Firefox. It does break some sites, but you can turn it on/off. It also lags sometimes. But overall it’s worth it. I get migranes with the white backgrounds.

I got one request for a darker background for this site. I haven’t found any good DARK THEME for WordPress. If you know of a good one, let me know. I had that other dark gray one that kinda looked like #*#*#.


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Monday Games

Sunday Random News

Sunday Random News

HELL—In a statement offered to reporters during a 15-minute recess from hell, dictator and mass murderer Joseph Stalin announced he now identifies as a strong woman of color in order to deflect criticism away from his socialist policies that killed millions.


Monday Random News

Monday Random News

Actor Simon Pegg shows off shocking weight loss

Add Simon Pegg to the list of actors who’ve undergone radical transformations for a role.

‘Beverly Hills, 90210’ rebooting with original cast

The original stars of “Beverly Hills, 90210” are planning a high school reunion with a twist.

Andrea is probably 85 by now.


Netflix may be losing $192M per month from piracy, cord cutting study claims

As many as 1 in 5 people today are mooching off of someone else’s account when streaming video from Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Video, according to a new studyfrom Of these, Netflix tends to be pirated for the longest period — 26 months, compared with 16 months for Amazon Prime Video or 11 months for Hulu. That could be because Netflix freeloaders often mooch off their family instead of a friend — 48 percent use their parents’ login, while another 14 percent use their sister or brother’s credentials, the firm found.

Fox ordered to pay $179 million to ‘Bones’ actors, producers

Twenty-First Century Fox was ordered to pay $179 million in a case brought by four “Bones” actors and producers who claimed they were cheated out of their share of profits from the hit TV series.


The Cure drummer Andy Anderson dead at 68

Andy Anderson, a former drummer for English rock band the Cure and punk singer Iggy Pop, died from terminal cancer on Tuesday. He was 68.

FedEx unveils autonomous delivery robot×0:697×404/1310×873/

California keeps a secret list of criminal cops, but says you can’t have it

About 3,500 names on the list appear to match the names of police officers in state personnel databases, and about 2,250 of those have been on the force within the last five years. But without more information, the exact breakdown of which individuals were in law enforcement as opposed to applicants to become an officer is still unclear.


The German airline Lufthansa sued one of its passengers after the traveler allegedly saved money by booking their final destination as their layover point. The airline argues that the move violates the term of the ticket. Read more…

This Lifesize VW Camper Built From 400,000 Legos Is Every Car Kid’s Dream


‘Ice tsunami’ spawned by windstorm spurs evacuations along Lake Erie, as thousands without power across East





What is Smurfing?

What is Smurfing?

What is Smurfing?

I, Geoff Fraizer (Nebu) Invented Smurfing! The story was finally fully featured in this video below. Scroll past the video for more details.

The video is really great. Their animations of what was happening are amazing.

Original Written Story from Warcraft II that Created Smurfing

Here (someone was nice enough to mirror)

-(1996) I was the originator of the term “Smurf” or “Smurfing” to signify a famous person playing games under a fake name. Before that point, everyone stuck with whatever nickname they had and never considered changing their name or playing under fake names. It began when me and Warp! played under fake names “Smurfs” and fooled all our friends. I made a page about it and it caught on big time. Pretty soon everyone played under made-up names and you had no idea who you were playing. This practice continues to happen a TON today and you still hear about Smurfing/Smurfs which all dates back to me, my site, and my Smurf page.


Finally I got the credit I deserve. I already had it posted on several pages. I’ll keep updating this one post with the various details so maybe it comes up on SOE 🙂   Watch the video. That’s pretty awesome. They asked Warp! to interview and he ignored them. They never messaged me. Then I discover the video 6-7 months later doing a search of myself. As I watched the video, it was funny, because they knew the story better than I did. I forgot.

My daughter said she looked my name up and came up with this video but didn’t click on it. She’s 11. haha



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New flaws in 4G, 5G allow attackers to intercept calls and track phone locations

Winner of record $1.5B Mega Millions jackpot hasn’t stepped forward after 4 months, with clock ticking

After four months and tons of speculation, the winner of the $1.537 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot still hasn’t come forward to claim the life-changing prize.

UPDATE: Taxpayers grumble about new law…

Kirk Cameron Snubbed For Best Actor Yet Again

All-male military draft ruled unconstitutional…


Jason Momoa’s scrunchie truly won the Oscars red carpet

Huawei’s Mate X foldable phone is a thinner 5G rival to the Galaxy Fold

Meghan Markle ‘would need to report gifts worth $15,000 from her baby shower to the IRS’

Meghan Markle still holds American citizenship, which means that the Internal Revenue Service will require her to report taxable items she may have received whose value exceeds $15,000.

^ Interesting read. the IRS are such jerks.

Elon Musk pokes fun at himself while hosting PewDiePie’s popular Meme Review

Elon Musk’s appearance on Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg’s “Meme Review,” a popular series on Kjellberg’s channel where he provides commentary on memes, gave Tesla’s CEO a chance to address one of his most important customer bases directly: YouTube.

Air Force revs up production of precision bomb dubbed ‘world’s largest sniper’

The Air Force is revving up production of the air-dropped, precision-guided BLU-129 bomb increasingly in demand by warzone commanders – so accurate, lethal and precise, it is called “the world’s largest sniper accuracy.”

Clark Gable’s grandson, Clark Gable III, dead at 30, says report

Report: Clark Gable's grandson, Clark Gable III, dead at 30

It’s disturbing how much he looks like his grandpa. That’s sad.

$100K Mario seller: “It’s probably the wrong move, long term, to sell”

Last week, a copy of the first printing of Super Mario Bros. in pristine condition sold for just over $100,000. This week, the collector who sold that gem told Ars that he’s been preparing for this moment for years.

Ex-Citigroup president caught up in prostitution sting that ensnared Robert Kraft, report says

hahaha. Obama emailed them to pick his cabinet because he answered to them. haha.

Amy Klobuchar tried to torpedo staff’s future job prospects: report

2020 presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., is facing yet more reports that she mistreated staff working in her Senate office, including claims that she attempted to torpedo departing employee’s future job opportunities — an allegation the senator denies.

San Francisco cop pleads guilty to robbing banks…

A San Francisco police officer suspended four years ago for sending racist and homophobic text messages to other officers pleaded guilty Thursday to robbing two city banks last year, officials said.

Somebody Discovered a Saturn Rocket Motor Just Sitting in a Missouri Junkyard

‘Little Mermaid’ star Jodi Benson explains how she became the voice of Ariel: ‘So thankful to God’

Jodi Benson said she had to find her voice before becoming one of the most iconic princesses in Disney history.

Teenage boy becomes the youngest person to build a working nuclear fusion reactor

Heather Locklear, Jerry O’Connell and Kylie Jenner can’t believe their eyes as it snows in LA

Winter storms in the U.S. Southwest brought snow to places where it rarely falls, dusting casino marquees on the Las Vegas Strip and in the celebrity bolthole of Calabasas.

PepsiCo Is ‘Relentlessly Automating’ Its Workforce and It’s Even More Dystopian Than It Sounds

Yesterday morning, news went viral that PepsiCo was spending $2.5 billion on a plan to restructure the company that involved laying off an untold number of its workers. It was probably the phrase “relentlessly automating,” which Business Insider threw in the headline, that did the trick. Pepsi’s new CEO, Ramon…

Man who shot at California cop previously deported, arrested but cops wouldn’t honor ICE detainer, feds say

China bars millions from travel for ‘social credit’ offenses

BEIJING (AP) — Forgot to pay a fine in China? Then forget about buying an airline ticket.

^ Read this, pretty disturbing.

Cellphone internet access bringing changes fast to Cuba

After a tornado slammed Havana in late January, Mijail Ramirez complained on Twitter that authorities were threatening to evict him from his damaged home. A week later he said the government had changed its mind and would help him rebuild the house.

Virgin Galactic spaceplane reaches space with first passenger on board

Tourism venture Virgin Galactic sent its spaceplane into space for the second time this morning, qualifying all three people on the flight for their commercial astronaut wings. One of those riders was Virgin Galactic’s first test passenger, Beth Moses, the chief astronaut instructor at Virgin Galactic, who flew along with the vehicle’s two pilots. She’s also Virgin Galactic’s first female flyer.

Why Facebook Search Suggests ‘Photos of Female Friends in Bikinis’

haha. But when you click on it, it doesn’t show you.

WinRAR CEO horrified to learn his software has been free this whole time

SAN FRANCISCO – WinRAR developer Eugene Roshal was shocked to discover that despite his popular file compression program’s very clear 40-day trial policy, literally no one on the Internet has ever actually paid to use it. “I am appalled,” Roshal exclaimed in his Silicon Valley basement apartment. “The user agreement pops up every time you

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged with soliciting sex at Florida spa


DoorDash Is a Bunch of Snakes

Despite the fallout earlier this month over alleged “tip theft” on the part of Instacart, DoorDash is defending its own policy of using worker tips to supplement their base wage. If this sounds slimy, it is. It’s also a good reason to always tip in cash.

San Bernardino police arrest ‘California’s cannabis landlord’ during raid at her home

crappiest city on earth.

Pilot in Yorba Linda plane crash that killed 5 was warned about poor flying conditions, report says

The pilot of the airplane that crashed into a Yorba Linda neighborhood on Super Bowl Sunday, killing five people, was warned before takeoff from Fullerton that he was heading into worsening weather, a National Transportation Safety Board report released on Thursday, Feb. 21, says.

Ex-Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling released from federal custody

Former Enron Corp. CEO Jeffrey Skilling has been released from federal custody.

^^ round up a few more of them. 

Elizabeth Warren Endorses Reparations For Slavery

TOENSING: DOJ Planned A Coup Against Trump — And The Press Doesn’t Care

KFC debuts ‘Colonel RoboCop,’ tasks him with protecting secret recipe

KFC announced Thursday that Colonel RoboCop — yes, Colonel RoboCop — is the latest in its ever-changing series of rotating Colonel Sanders stand-ins.

California lawmakers propose soda tax, banning cola at checkout areas

Sucks to live here

Damn Rich People: $1,860 Mammoth Tusk Chopsticks

Israeli playboy conned women out of millions after matching with them on Tinder

Shimon Hayut, 28, allegedly used Cecilie Fjellhoy’s credit card after meeting her in London to lavish other women with designer clothes and five-star hotels, in a Tinder-based fraud.

World’s largest bee with giant jaws rediscovered in the wild

‘Sopranos’ actor Vinny Vella dead at 72

Actor Vinny Vella, who fans know best as the sharp-tongued staple in several gangster movies such as “Casino” and “Analyze That,” has died at age 72.

No idea who that is.

Murder rate rises 55 percent in New York City, NYPD statistics say

Former FBI general counsel thought Hillary Clinton should be prosecuted until ‘pretty late’ in email investigation

Lara Logan tells ‘Hannity’ about rampant liberal, anti-Trump bias across news media: ‘Nobody owns me’

Maxim Model Speaks Out About Her Support For President Trump, After Hiding It For Almost 3 Years

Coast Guard lieutenant, dubbed ‘domestic terrorist,’ had hit list of media bigs and Dem lawmakers: prosecutors

Space Force will be a Marines-like branch under Air Force authority

‘Extinct’ Giant Tortoises found in the Galapagos Islands

YouTube Updates Its Three-Strikes Policy—But Not the One You’re Mad About

Navy makes next two Ford-class aircraft carriers ‘more lethal’

The Navy is making lethality enhancing “modifications” to its next several new Ford-class aircraft carriers, to include integrated “digital shipbuilding” and weapons-oriented adjustments intended to further increase overall aircraft carrier combat effectiveness.

A Commercial Flight Hit an Absurdly Fast 801 MPH While Flying Over the United States

Monday Random News.

Monday Random News.

Aerial photographs reveal how the £125m Chinese replica of Titanic is taking shape

The copy of the luxurious passenger ship, which sank in 1912 killing 1,500 people, will be a part of a grand theme park in Sichuan, south-west China, and is being painstakingly reproduced.

Homeowner asks for 100-year-old postbox to be moved after he widened his driveway

The homeowner, who has declined to be named, has applied to Royal Mail to get the postbox relocated after appearing to build around it in Moseley, Birmingham

NBA dunk contest winner leaps up and over Shaq to claim 1st place

To the awe even the NBA’s elite All-Stars, guard Hamidou Diallo leaped over 7-foot-1-inch Shaquille O’Neal to win the 2019 dunk contest.

SeaBubbles shows off its ‘flying’ all-electric boat in Miami

This guy found a working 30-year-old Apple IIe in his parents’ attic, and wow those were simpler times

There are objects in our lives that will forever be tied to childhood: a favorite toy, for example, or the first chapter book that you read and truly connected with.

This Video Explores Starship Troopers’ Messy Satirical Relationship With Fascism

“The only good bug is a dead bug.” Yeesh.Image: TriStar Pictures

Grenfell Tower fire response showed ‘systemic failure’ by London Fire Brigade

Survivors and bereaved families told Channel 4’s Dispatches they believed all the residents could have survived if fire brigade operators had instructed them to evacuate earlier.

Ben Affleck Quits Batman Role Forever With Epic Shout-Out To Tom Brady

L.A. mail carrier’s heat-related death prompts bill to require air conditioning in U.S. Postal Service mail trucks

Seven months after a mail carrier’s heat-related death in Woodland Hills, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas introduced a bill Friday that if enacted would require all U.S. Postal Service delivery vehicles to be equipped with air conditioning within three years.

Canadian Thieves Steal $9,000-$12,000 Worth Of Ice Water

‘Would have made 150,000 bottles of vodka’

Al Capone’s Chicago home up for sale on 90th anniversary of St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

Notorious gangster Al Capone’s Chicago home went on the market for a steal this week, coinciding with the 90th anniversary of the infamous mob rubout known as the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre.

Ben & Jerry’s releases Valentine’s Day recipe for single folks

The Federal Government Collected More Taxes In 2018 Than Ever Before

The federal government collected a record $1,665,484,000,000 in taxes last year, making it the best year of income for the government on record.


Thursday Random News

Thursday Random News


You have this many minutes to consume McDonald’s French fries before they’re inedible

You have this many minutes to consume McDonald’s French fries before they’re inedible

McDonald’s french fries become notably less appealing at around the 10-minute mark, and are a big old nope by minute 18.

Time of death: 17-18 minutes

Kate got out while the getting was good. Our final two participants bailed within a minute of each other, at 17 minutes (Allison) and 18 minutes (Kevin). At this point, the fries are lukewarm at best, no longer crisp, mealy bordering on gummy, and generally unpleasant to eat. They even seemed to lose some color.

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Sunday Game News

Sunday Game News

Zynga hits Q4 earnings targets as CEO says ‘turnaround is now complete’

Zynga’s turnaround: How once-beleaguered game company plans for 2019 growth

Zynga went public in 2011, and it grew quickly on the strength of social games like FarmVille. But it hit the skids in 2013, and it began going downhill. Frank Gibeau, a former Electronic Arts executive, joined as CEO in 2016, taking over from Mark Pincus, the original CEO, who replaced his own replacement, Don Mattrick, who was Gibeau’s former colleague from EA. (Did you follow all that?)

^ Skullder went to work there a 2nd time haha.

Grand Theft Auto Online Cheater Owes Take-Two Over $150,000

Apex Legends is great because you don’t have to talk to anyone

I had very mixed feelings when Apex Legends was announced. On one hand, Titanfall and its sequel are two of my favorite shooters, offering an incredibly fast, almost balletic sense of movement that made otherwise standard skirmishes feel fresh and alive. The idea of developer Respawn taking that to the battle royale genre and throwing in charming Overwatch-style characters was incredibly exciting. But there was one very particular aspect of the game that made me wary: you can only play it in teams. As someone who spends hours in Fortnite solo and hates the idea of voice chat with strangers, this was an instant turn-off.

Putting Red Dead Redemption 2’s 23 million shipments in context

It seems like every few weeks, some major publisher puts out an earnings call or press release trumpeting some ridiculously large number of sales for its latest big-budget blockbuster. This week it’s Take Two, which yesterday announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 has shipped 23 million copies since its October 26 launch last year.

Far Cry New Dawn: What’s Happened Since Far Cry 5

Far Cry New Dawn is just over the horizon, and it’s vibrant take on a post-apocalyptic future marks the first time we’ve seen a direct sequel to a Far Cry story. With that in mind, we thought it would be a good idea to bring you up to speed on what’s happened in the 17 years since the bombastic finale of Far Cry 5.

‘Battlefield V’ didn’t sell as well as EA hoped it would

Video game sales were particularly cutthroat last holiday, and it appears EA’s Battlefield V was one of the casualties. The publisher lowered the outlook for its revenue this quarter after revealing that its sales in the last quarter of 2018 “did not perform to our expectations.” While it didn’t explicitly blame BFV for the shortfall, that was undoubtedly the company’s flagship game — it otherwise relied on sports titles and the mobile-only Command & Conquer Rivals. The firm wasn’t shy about acknowledging “intense competition” as a factor.

People aren’t into revisionist history. They want Battlefield 1943. 

Female gamer has quadrupled her salary, after quitting her job as a bingo caller

Woman who makes £3K a month by live streaming herself playing video games has quadrupled her salary after quitting job as bingo caller – but claims she’s not taken seriously because men think she’s ‘beautiful’

Saturday Random News Roundup

Saturday Random News Roundup

Pilot in deadly Yorba Linda crash twice disciplined by federal air safety board

The pilot of a plane that broke up in the sky and crashed into a Yorba Linda neighborhood on Super Bowl Sunday, killing him and four others inside a home, apparently was twice disciplined by the National Transportation Safety Board, according to federal documents.

Jury awards $123M to victims in Seattle duck boat crash

A Seattle jury awarded $123 million to the victims and families of a 2015 duck boat accident that killed five and injured 60. Both the maker of the vehicle and current operator were blamed.

UK: More than 1,000 children and teenagers are admitted to hospital with stab wounds in just one year 

Doctors are increasingly worried about the ‘Zombie knives’ favoured by gangs which are made to kill, as knife crime soars among those under 19, with the number admitted for wounds up 55 percent.

Southern California’s lack of economic freedom

Californians continue to be on the move. According to North American Moving Services, California lost residents and had some of the highest rates of outbound moves in 2018, according to moving truck rental data. In contrast, Texas and Florida were among the states with the highest rates of people moving in.

Tax code changes leave Americans asking, ‘What happened to my refund?’

Tax code changes leave Americans asking, ‘What happened to my refund?’

I got so screwed. I’m short like $3,000!

The White House said in October 2017 that the average family “would get a $4,000 raise” when it was pushing for passage of the law. Now that the new filing season has begun, some taxpayers are finding out that the tax man giveth — but also taketh away, especially as it pertains to their annual refund.

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