Sorry, but I feel kinda weird about ‘Snap Map’

June 24, 2017

… young person’s location throughout a day. My worries didn’t end there, though. What if one evening, when perusing the map, I learn that all my friends are hanging out without me? Instagram and Snapchat Stories already give me heaps of FOMO. I’m not sure I can handle anymore. I’m not the only one who feels this way. In fact, lots of people have taken to social media to say the map is yet another FOMO-inducing feature: Don’t like this Snap Map update for Snapchat. …

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Grand Jury’s ‘Myth’ Report On A California Jail Snitch Scandal Draws Criticism

June 24, 2017

… overstepped its authority in suggesting Dekraai hearings should end. Any further investigation of potential widespread, systemic institutional wrongdoing surrounding discovery or informant issues in Orange County would be far more appropriately addressed by these agencies and not by the trial court for the largest confessed mass murderer in Orange County history, the report reads. So, questioning an ongoing hearing conducted by a Superior Court judge appears to fall outside its mission. …

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Hill figures: The stories behind the scars on England’s skin – BBC News

June 24, 2017

… III The rather rude giant Image copyright Cerne Abbas Brewery Image caption A photocopied fig leaf was added to the beer pump clip in a Houses of Parliament bar Another giant Image copyright Jonathonjosh1 Image caption The Bulford kiwi photographed in 2013, following restoration and maintenance by a local scout group In 1919, following the end of World War One, officers commanding restless and homesick New Zealand troops wanted a task to distract their men and keep them out of …

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Here are the funniest lines from a coal CEO’s attempted takedown of John Oliver’s coal industry takedown

June 23, 2017

… Have you no decency, Mr. Nutterbutter? Good faith efforts “Even worse, toward the end of the broadcast, Defendant Oliver confirmed that Defendants intentionally expanded their attack against Mr. Murray and the Plaintiffs as retaliation for Plaintiffs’ good faith efforts to ensure the accuracy of the broadcast. Defendant Oliver stated “Bob Murray, I didn’t really plan for so much of this piece to be about you, but you kind of forced my hand on that one.” …

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How I transitioned into the freelance economy

June 22, 2017

… efficiency Have you ever met a company that didnt want to save money? My team knew that writing and social media were my strong suits, so it made sense when I asked to focus on them and cut out less valuable tasks. As part of convincing my employer that my job would still get done, on time, without sacrificing quality, I demonstrated that I would be cutting my time and salary in half, ultimately helping my employers bottom line. On my end, I was now free three days a week to take on other …

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Uber cofounder laments culture problems, fails to mention key problem

June 21, 2017

… a karaoke-escort bar. “A friend recently asked me, ‘What went wrong?’ and the answer is that we had not listened well enough to those who got us here our team and especially our drivers,” Camp wrote. Again, perhaps it’s not just about listening. Perhaps the men in charge lacked a moral compass and still do. Camp addressed the changes toward the end of his post and that includes new staffing. “Which is why we must now hold ourselves to a higher standard going …

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Forget the IPO, the ICO is the cool new way to get funded

June 20, 2017

… There’s no “cure” for bubbles except to let them run their course and pop, unfortunately. Vitalik Buterin (@VitalikButerin) June 13, 2017 Charles Hayter, CEO of CryptoCompare, told Mashable via email that some of the ICO valuations we’re seeing are “removed from reality and certainly don’t include a realistic assessment of probability of failure.” For some, this will end badly. “The wealth of the space is being driven by greed which attracts …

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Facebook and Google are taking unprecedented steps to crack down on bad ads

June 19, 2017

… from itself? Then there’s the corporate dystopia, in which the vast majority of online ad dollars are vacuumed up by two companies: Google and Facebook. For a while, the two worlds coexisted peacefully, but it appears that time is coming to an end. There are signs that the Silicon Valley giants have had about enough of the shadiness of their lesser peers (though neither is entirely blameless or immune themselves). After years of paying lip service to the idea of a cleaner, more …

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Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby sexual assault case

June 19, 2017

… the way that they were stuck. Each time they were sent back, reviewing and re-reviewing evidence and testimony, at one point asking for clarification on the term “reasonable doubt.” But in the end, they simply could not unanimously decide whether the comedian was guilty of sexual assault in 2004. What’s considered the best chance of getting Cosby on criminal charges which hes never faced despite accusations from more than 30 women will end with the judge declaring a mistrial. …

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Adam West filmed one last Batman cameo that was never aired — watch it now

June 19, 2017

… busy up until the end, as he was almost as famous for his career’s second act poking fun of and referencing the persona he created with his most famous role but his final TV appearance, a cameo on NBC’s Powerless, never aired after the show was cancelled before it finished its first season. Now, the network has put the full episode up on YouTube in memoriam, giving everyone one last chance to see West do what he did best. SEE ALSO: Batman asks Catwoman to marry him but honestly she …

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There’s a serious problem with Twitter’s account security

June 17, 2017

… want. That means your SMS verification code could end up being sent directly to the cellphone of your hacker. And this is not just theoretical. In January of 2017, reports Ars Technica, a group of criminals exploited this flaw to snatch victims’ SMS verification codes and drain their bank accounts. So, with text-based 2FA known to have a security hole so large you could drive a truck through it, Twitter helpfully introduced additional ways to set up 2FA. Users who already have access to …

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Muslims keep alive Kolkata’s Jewish schools, stores and traditions

June 16, 2017

Kolkata, India (CNN)When Mitana Alexander bid goodbye to Kolkata’s Jewish Girls School in 1975, she was its last Jewish student. The bulk of the others were Muslims. They were worried because she was last remaining occupant of a Jews-only dormitory, as most Jewish girls they had known had migrated to Israkel, America or Europe “with their folks.” A new age for India’s Anglo-Indians …

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Instagram finally accepts branded content with official tool

June 15, 2017

… into this, its much harder than you think. We’re trying to cover media companies and musicians, people who have different kinds of deals, sponsorship with brands over years or a one-off,” Porch said. So is this the end of #ad? Not so fast. “Creators should still check with their own team and their counsel,” Porch said. It’s only available to a handful of creators so far. WATCH: This cutting board has a built-in knife so you can chop like a pro More From this …

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Congressional baseball players: We must unite

June 15, 2017

… working together to move our nation forward, because at the end of the day we all pledge allegiance to the same flag and sing the same national anthem before every baseball game. And that is what we will do Thursday night at the Congressional Baseball Game. We will not be deterred by this hateful act. The game will go on, as it has every year since 1909. The game is one of the best things we have in Congress. It’s a night where we all come together –people who may be at odds during …

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Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

… children were being axed, when in fact the plan was to end the free lunches for all infants, which benefits the better-off. 6) Not reacting to the Labour surge Image copyright Getty Images People knew very little about Theresa May before the campaign started – she had been home secretary for a long time but had not courted publicity like some of her cabinet colleagues. An introvert, by Westminster standards, who does not like talking about her private feelings, she tended to come …

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Student asks T-Pain for a senior quote and gets an amazing response

June 10, 2017

… lets you record your own GPS directions In December, Silvan reached out to the king of auto-tune on Twitter, asking for help with his senior quote. people don’t think it be like it be, but it do. T-Pain (@TPAIN) December 16, 2016 So Silvan submitted the quote, and when he received his yearbook at the end of the school year, he tweeted back at T-Pain. Man. This. This is the kind of shit I live for you did it bro. Killed it. Good job man …………… …

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Family throws extravagant quinceaera for 15-year-old feline

June 10, 2017

Pets are a part of our families, and we will go to the end of the earth and beyond to make them feel that way. So, when Luna the cat from Charlotte, North Carolina, turned 15 (!!), she got the party she always dreamed of: an extravagant, pink quinceaera. A quinceaera is a celebration of a girl’s 15th birthday with cultural roots in Latin America, but celebrated throughout the Americas. The coming of age is celebrated with a huge party, so there’s no way Luna could miss out on that! …

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People are getting drunk for the Comey hearing because America cant be enjoyed sober anymore

June 8, 2017

Image: Oli Scarff/Getty Images Nothing says “good morning” in Trump’s America better than gathering at a bar with a bunch of strangers before 10 a.m. to drink Russian vodka and watch a Senate hearing … apparently. On this upcoming, beautiful Thursday, people all over America will wake up, get dressed in their end-of-week finest, and attend one of the many bar parties being thrown across the country for the sole purpose of watching former FBI Director James Comey testify …

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Police Tell Londoners to Run and Hide as Attack Underway in London

June 4, 2017

… as a potential act of terrorism." Eyewitness accounts being pieced togetherwith limited information released by the policeduring the early hours of Sunday morning appeared to indicate that the rampage began on the southern end of London Bridge just after 10 oclock at night. A vehicle mounted the sidewalk, smashing into pedestrians. A white van driver came speedingprobably about 50mphveered off the road into the crowds of people who were walking along the pavement, said Holly Jones, a BBC …

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Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… accept one, it’s always a pleasure to have a shortbread.” One of his favourite places to eat is Gaby’s Deli in London’s West end. It’s been reported that he loves making jam with fruit grown on his allotment, and once belonged to an All Party Parliamentary Group for Cheese. But his second wife, Jane Chapman, has said Mr Corbyn never once took her out for dinner during their five years together, preferring instead to “grab a can of beans and eat it straight …

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A startup of totally not vampires is selling teenagers’ blood to the rich so that they might live forever

June 2, 2017

… himself gets transfusions from the young, but haven’t received a response as of this writing. We’ll update this story if they respond. Importantly, at his talk, he was careful not to promise the immortal moonKarmazin didn’t claim that the procedure his lab sells can end aging. Rather, he explained, he wants to study if it can reverse the symptoms associated with aging. But at $8,000 a pop, it’s not a leap to assume his customers believe they are doing more than just …

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I ran a half marathon with AI to test the future of trainers

June 1, 2017

… This was a capital-B Bad Idea, to which I committed for the noble cause of #content and living my best #runlife. Vi didn’t give me much to go on during the pre-race training sessions. The AI noted we had taken our longest run together, but since it was already accustomed to my step rate, it didn’t give me guidance other than when I left my “comfort zone” and at the end of the workout when I hit my target distance. When I took to the park loop for the big run, then, I …

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4 Scientifically-Backed Reasons You Should Choose Experiences, Not Things

May 29, 2017

… your home. You get used to it. In order to spark those fireworks in your brain again, you need to purchase something newer and better. The experiences you purchase, on the other hand, are temporary. A day trip to the local museum. An hour-long painting session. A month-long tour of Asia. All of these activities eventually come to an end. The fact that they dont last is maybe one of the greatest advantages they have over material objects. Experiences are outside your regular routine, so you savor …

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Apple launches its first store in Southeast Asia

… the world there’s still a burgeoning market for Apple in surrounding countries, where smartphone penetration is not as high. Demand for high-end devices have increased in the region, according to research from IDC, a marketing intelligence firm. In 2015, more than 100 million smartphones were sold in the region, which has a population of more than 600 million people. The number is expected to grow even more in the years to come, as an estimated 3.8 million people come online in the region …

May 28, 2017
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The iPhone 8 is rumored to embrace another brand new display detail

… Display is ahead of the curve in panel production (which makes sense, because the S8 is already using it), and other smartphone manufacturers will apparently soon follow suit. An estimated 150 million “all-screen” devices with 18:9 (or similar) panels are expected to ship globally by the year’s end, according to the report, 100 million of which will be via Samsung and Apple. If Apple does indeed make the move to 18:9, it’ll join Samsung and LG’s G6 as notable …

May 28, 2017
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Anita Borg Institute ends Uber partnership over Uber’s treatment of women

… programs and resources but also includes commitments to specific actions focused on the retention and advancement of women technologists. Based on the above, the feedback that we have received from our communities and the ongoing public issues, it is appropriate to take a step back and end our current partner engagement. We will return the pro-rated partnership fee and also provide the Top Companies report based on the data that you have provided. ABI continues to welcome and support the …

May 27, 2017
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