4 Reasons Anime Fans Have It WAY Better Nowadays

January 17, 2018

You know we’ve arrived in the future when we can tell harrowing “Back in my day” stories about anime fandom. But it’s true — life wasn’t easy for us anime fans 20 years ago, and it wasn’t just because people heard that you liked something called Outlaw Star and instinctively wanted to cram you into a toilet. For instance … Read Next 3 You Had To Deal With America Butchering…

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AI Can Work Out A Neighborhood’s Political Beliefs Using Google Street View

Artificial intelligence (AI) can obtain unbelievably accurate insights into a neighborhood’s inhabitants – from their income and level of education to their ethnic background and political beliefs – just by looking at images from Google Street View. If, for example, you wanted to see whether an area voted Republican or Democrat, the AI algorithm would be able to correctly tell you with over 80 percent accuracy, namely based on the types of…

January 17, 2018
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A Clever Radio Trick Can Tell If a Drone Is Watching You

January 17, 2018

As flying, camera-wielding machines get ever cheaper and more ubiquitous, inventors of anti-drone technologies are marketing every possible idea for protection from hovering eyes in the sky: Drone-spotting radar. Drone-snagging shotgun shells. Anti-drone lasers, falcons, even drone-downing drones. Now one group of Israeli researchers has developed a new technique for that drone-control arsenal—one that can not only detect that a drone is nearby, but determine with surprising precision if it's…

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Shoppers stay home for Boxing Day sales

January 17, 2018

While Black Friday sales have changed the way people shop in the UK, Ms Wehrle said the impact was particularly felt this year, as retailers began discounting a week before 24 November and carried on right up until Christmas. “The hotspots for Christmas trading around Boxing Day and New Year’s Day are dissipating,” she said. Targeted shopping On the upside, Springboard said early indicators pointed to a strong rise in…

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H&M apologizes for ‘Coolest Monkey’ sweatshirt ad featuring black child

January 17, 2018

@hm in case you didn’t notice that black people aren’t “monkey” just humans like others!!! Stop using silly pictures to make profit !#H M racist #H&Mfoolishness — Nicaise beng (@nicaisebeng) January 8, 2018 How can you have that shoot and sign off on it? young black boy in “coolest monkey in the jungle” jumper…. it doesn’t look crazy to you? with the history? marketing team let this happen? H&M know…

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Thousands struggle with childcare website

January 17, 2018

‘Disappointment’ But nursery and pre-school organisations say thousands of parents have experienced major problems using the HMRC-run website. They have had to devote hours to helping parents resolve issues through repeated calls to the telephone helpline, they say. And many parents have ended up relying on the goodwill of nursery bosses to keep looking after their children while they work, until compensation payments are forthcoming. It comes after problems in…

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Best tweet of 2018 ALREADY? Charlie Daniels tweeting Taco Bell about the Illuminati is LIT AF

January 16, 2018

You know those tweets you come across in your timeline and you go back to double check that what you read was really real and not just a figment of your imagination or you overdosing on cough syrup? No? That’s just us? Well ANYWAY, this tweet from Charlie Daniels to Taco Bell (yes, we said Taco Bell) is OUT THERE. Hey Taco BellThe Illuminati is not a frivolous subject —…

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I Visited Saudi Arabia Before They Opened The Country To Tourists, And Heres What I Saw

January 16, 2018

Saudi Arabia was the world’s most difficult country to visit for a non-Muslim as it did not issue tourist visas. Only Muslims making the Hajj, the pilgrimage to Mecca, were allowed to enter. But things may change as Head of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz announced that Saudi Arabia will begin issuing tourist visas in the first quarter of 2018. A…

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Theres No Such Thing as Christian Music

January 16, 2018

ShareTweet It’s a staple of American culture. “Christian music” “Christian movies” “Christian rap” There is a strict dichotomy drawn between the art of most Christians in the public sphere and the art of non-believers. TobyMac makes Christian music, but Drake does not. Darren Wilson makes Christian movies, but Chad and Carey Hayes (screenwriters of The Conjuring) do not. Ever since an interview I read with Jon Foreman of Switchfoot, something has…

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Everyone hates us, and its not because of our sex parties

January 16, 2018

It was, briefly, the zeitgeist’s perfect Silicon Valley story: a sex-and-drugs party hosted hosted by since-ousted top-tier VC Steve Jurvetson, at an official Draper Fisher Jurvetson event,attended by multiple billionaires including Elon Musk. So said Paul Biggar, founder of CircleCI, in a widely read Medium post, expanding on Vanity Fair’s excerpt of Emily Chang’s new book. (To be clear, it was Axios who subsequently named Jurvetson and DFJ.) Is that…

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Smarties: How the stocking staple got its name

January 16, 2018

The firm had started to adopt new techniques in sugar-coating honed by their Gallic neighbours, and was one of the first confectioners in England to do so. But the chocolate drop’s origins stretch back even further than the Victoria era, says food historian, Ivan Day. Image copyright Waddeson Manor Image caption The Smarties’ ancestor was a joke sweet that resembled rabbit droppings Though popular among the upper classes, there was…

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Young MS woman was in elderly care home

January 15, 2018

Image copyright Vicky Cook Image caption Vicky Cook (left) said her sister Joanne (right) was her best friend Mrs Cook said it was “horrible” to see her sister in an environment where no suitable therapies or social interaction and activities were offered. Image copyright Vicky Cook Image caption Joanne Head (middle) was sporty and active, but lost confidence when she was diagnosed with MS In 2012, Ms Head moved back…

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‘Christmas Vacation’ provides a Marxist critique of capitalismhere’s how

January 15, 2018

Some of our most vaunted Christmas movies assail the very underpinnings of the consumerist machine churning furiously at the heart of this season of consumption for consumption’s sake. A Charlie Brown Christmas provides little more than a takedown of Christmas consumerism with a thin religious veil. A Christmas Carol, in all its cinematic iterations, gives a downright hostile perspective of the supremacy of capital, positing that a more equitable society can…

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