Monthly Archives: February 2016

‘Ghostbusters’ Twinkie is the best thing that ever happened to fat

‘Ghostbusters’ is back, the Twinkie has returned, and America couldn’t be any happier.

This week, Hostess released a teaser for their limited edition ‘Ghostbusters’ Twinkie. If you thought the cream-filled, plastic-wrapped sponge cake couldn’t get any grosser, guess again. This version comes in a subtle lime green, and features more artificial flavors than some of us thought possible.

Known as the ‘Key Lime Cooler Twinkie,’ the processed delicacy is modeled after the legendary Ecto Cooler. Who doesn’t want to eat a dessert made out of chemicals and oozing slime?

But the Hostess promotion doesn’t come out of nowhere. Never forget this Harold Ramis moment, when Twinkies became a teaching tool.

All hail the almighty Twinkie.

Source: ‘Ghostbusters’ Twinkie is the best thing that ever happened to fat

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You Want a Dislike Button? Here’s Why Facebook Isn’t Giving You One

Earlier this week, Facebook launched Reactions globally — allowing users to select which emotion a post evokes: like, love, haha, wow, sad or angry.

What’s missing in that list? Dislike.

Many, many Facebook users have clamored for a dislike button for years. An October poll by YouGov Omnibus shows that 38 percent of people polled were in favor of a dislike button (compared to 30 percent who wanted Reactions).

People took to Facebook and Twitter to complain about the lack of a dislike button within Reactions.

Source: You Want a Dislike Button? Here’s Why Facebook Isn’t Giving You One | SocialTimes

Facebook recrafts ‘Like’ button with Reactions, complete with an Angry Face

Users no longer have to take the time and effort to write “dislike” on Facebook posts about firings and deceased pets: the company now provides a selection of expressive images christened Reactions to use for a wider variety of occasions than simply hitting “like”.

The faces and a heart have names: Love, Haha, Wow, Sad or Angry. A videoexplaining the concept in greater depth was posted to Facebook’s blog on Wednesday morning. Users simply hover a cursor or hold down a finger over the traditional upturned thumb and the new selection pops up.

“We understand that this is a big change, and want to be thoughtful about rolling this out,” wrote Sammi Krug, Facebook’s product manager, on the company blog. “For more than a year we have been conducting global research including focus groups and surveys to determine what types of reactions people would want to use most. We also looked at how people are already commenting on posts and the top stickers and emoticons as signals for the types of reactions people are already using to determine which reactions to offer.”

Source: Facebook recrafts ‘like’ button with Reactions, complete with an angry face | Technology | The Guardian

Meet Major League Football, An NFL Alternative

If you can’t beat the National Football League’s 32 billionaire team owners and $12 billion-a-year revenue stream, join them. That’s the thought process behind Major League Football, a fledgling organization that hopes to become a developmental league for hundreds of athletes who haven’t given up on their dream of playing in the NFL.
NFL executives have publicly discussed the need for a bridge between the college and professional football – a league that would prepare athletes for the physical and mental rigors of playing at the next level. MLFB is one of several upstart organizations seeking to fill the void. Founded in 2014, it has already attracted support from several former NFL coaches, executives and players, including former Dallas Cowboys head coach Dave Campo, former New York Jets head coach-turned ESPN analyst Herman Edwards and former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Chris Miller.

Source: Meet Major League Football, An NFL Alternative | Fox Business

Amazon has raised its order minimum for free shipping to $49

If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, shopping at the online retailer just got a little more expensive.

Amazon offers free shipping on many of its products if customers spend more than a certain amount, but the company has quietly raised that minimum purchase requirement to $49.

 

Source: Amazon has raised its order minimum for free shipping to $49

CalOSHA Says No Condoms Required for Porn Actors

California officials in charge of workplace safety have voted down a proposal that would have put condoms on porn actors.

The state Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s Standards Board voted the measure down Thursday when only three members supported it, Cal/Osha spokeswoman Julia Bernstein told the Los Angeles Times. Four yes votes from the seven-member board were required for passage. The vote was 3-2 in favor, with one member absent and one board position currently open.

The board will now begin considering a new worker-safety measure for the porn industry, Bernstein said.

Source: CalOSHA Says No Condoms Required for Porn Actors | Patch

Watch Danica Patrick Go Undercover as Lyft Driver

In a promotional video for Lyft, Danica Patrick went undercover as a driver for the ride-hailing company that recently formed a partnership with General Motors (GM).
Lyft customers in Charlotte, N.C., were shocked to be sitting in the passenger’s seat alongside the famous racecar driver. Patrick, who races the No. 10 Chevrolet in NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series, did her best to disguise herself with a hat and aviator sunglasses. But she left plenty of hints for the unsuspecting passengers.

“I like left turns,” Patrick said from behind the wheel of a new Chevrolet Malibu, which GM redesigned for 2016.

“I try and get 500 miles in on Sundays, and I try and do it in under four hours,” she said to another passenger.

Source: Watch Danica Patrick Go Undercover as Lyft Driver | Fox Business

>>>LEAKED: HTC New Phone – HTC One M10 Photos

Notorious gadget leaker Evan Blass posted a photo from his Twitter account @evleaks of a smartphone claiming it’s the new HTC One M10.

The device in the picture looks similar to a device pictured in a tweet he posted earlier in February:

Both devices look very similar to the HTC One A9 that HTC released in October 2015.

Apart from the color, the only perceivable difference is a slightly wider home button in the newer photo. The home button is rumored to double as be a fingerprint sensor, just like the button on the iPhone.

The photo also strengthens rumors that the One M10 might not have HTC’s signature stereo front-facing speakers, like the One M8 and M9 have.

The screen is said to be 5.1 inches, and the One M10 could be running on the latest Snapdragon 820 chip from mobile chip-maker Qualcomm, which is said to be very powerful.

Blass reported in an earlier report that HTC will announce the One M10 in March during its own event after the MWC event in Barcelona.

Source: HTC One M10 Photo – Business Insider

Porn performers set to protest Thursday vote requiring condoms, eyewear on film sets

More than 100 adult film performers plan to gather in Sacramento Thursday to protest an expected ruling by California regulators that mandates condoms and

Source: Porn performers set to protest Thursday vote requiring condoms, eyewear on film sets

Breaking >>> Foul Play in Death of Antonin Scalia 

A former U.S. Army intelligence officer who had a top secret clearance suspects foul play in the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

“The circumstances surrounding Supreme Court Judge Antonin Scalia’s death are growing more suspicious by the minute,” writes Ray Starmann, who worked in Army intelligence for eight years before becoming a journalist.

Starmann points to the fact that the story appears to keep changing, with initial reports that Scalia had died of a heart attack later denied. He also questions why no autopsy was performed and why Scalia’s body was quickly embalmed, “erasing any chances for the coroner to conduct efficient toxicology tests.”

Source: Former Intel Officer Suspects Foul Play in Death of Antonin Scalia » Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!

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