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Watch This Guy Plead His Case for Legal 'Genital Massages' to a City Council

"If someone wants to yank a guy's crank, I say let 'em."<p>City council meetings are unique slices of hell. They are an opportunity for city residents to come together to bitch and moan and drone on about various minor issues plaguing the community, from potholes to taxes to their neighbors' …

City Politics

A massive object devastated Uranus a long time ago and it never fully recovered

Our Solar System is a pretty calm place these days, all things considered, but that wasn’t always the case. In the period when the planets were still …

Astronomy

Every US-made car is an import. That's bad news for automakers

All new cars sold in the United States will cost more — to build and probably to buy — if the Trump administration imposes an auto tariff.<p>That's because every car sold in America is at least partly imported.<p>The Commerce Department is considering tariffs on cars assembled at foreign plants and on …

Automotive Industry

Exclusive: A leaked Trump bill to blow up the WTO

Axios has obtained a leaked draft of a Trump administration bill — ordered by the president himself — that would declare America’s abandonment of …

Donald Trump

Timsort — the fastest sorting algorithm you’ve never heard of

Timsort: A very fast , O(n log n), stable sorting algorithm built for the real world — not constructed in academia.<p>Timsort is a sorting algorithm …

Programming

AMC is launching a MoviePass-like subscription service

It’ll be twice as expensive, but it boasts fewer restrictions than MoviePass<p>The largest theater chain in America has announced that it will now offer a subscription service that allows patrons to watch up to three movies a week for $19.95 a month. Called AMC Stubs A-List, the subscription will …

MoviePass

Philly Tofu Cheese Steak [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

Green Living

Atlanta ransomware attack may cost another $9.5 million to fix

The effects of the "SamSam" ransomware attack against Atlanta's government were much worse than it seemed at first glance. To start, city Information Management head Daphney Rackley revealed at a meeting that more than a third of Atlanta's 424 necessary programs were knocked offline or partly …

Using A.I. To Turn Real People Into Anime Art

<i>Nijigenka</i> (二次元化) is Japanese for “2D-ification.” It’s a term for when artists take photos of people and turn them into anime characters. But now …

Anime

The West Has Lost Its Dominant Global Position, And It Should Handle Its Decline Gracefully

<i>by Philip Shetler-Jones</i><p>Veteran diplomat and philosophical provocateur Kishore Mahbubani in his new book asks a question that has crossed many minds of late: “Has the West lost it?”<p>If “it” is the dominant position of Europeans and North Americans in the world, then yes. The rest of the world has …

Starbucks’s mobile payments system is so popular in the U.S., it has more users than Apple’s or Google’s

New estimates predict that it will stay that way.<p>By the end of this year, a quarter of U.S. smartphone users — 55 million people — over the age of 14 will make an in-store mobile payment. More than 40 percent of those people will have done so through Starbucks’s mobile payments app, according to …

PS4 heading into end of its life cycle, PlayStation CEO says

Sony prioritizing PSN and PlayStation Plus<p>The PlayStation 4 is still going strong, but as hardware sales begin to decline, Sony is focusing more on the online services and subscriptions that are tied to the platform, the company said today during its annual Investor Relations Day.<p>Three years ago, …

Gaming

'It's an Anime Titty Holocaust:' Steam Is Cracking Down on Visual Novels

Developers are saying that Valve is going to kick them off of Steam despite already going through a 'vigorous' review process years ago.<p>Fans of visual novel games and adult-themed anime games around the world woke up to some troubling news this morning. According to several independent developers, …

Game Development

HQ Trivia is hosting a special game with 'The Voice'

HQ Trivia's game on Monday night will give you the chance to earn and withdraw more than a couple of bucks in earnings. The hit mobile game will give away $50,000 that evening -- and a trip for two to LA to see <i>The Voice's</i> live finale on May 21st. HQ Trivia has teamed up with the singing competition …

Kanye West says he's launching an architecture arm to his company Yeezy, and he's looking for designers who 'want to make the world a better place'

Kanye West is venturing into architecture.<p>On Sunday, West tweeted: "We're starting a Yeezy architecture arm called Yeezy home. We're looking for architects and industrial designers who want to make the world better."<p>The firm will be a part of Yeezy, West's clothing company in collaboration with …

Patients face expensive ER bills even when they don’t receive treatment - Vox

Vox’s emergency room database shows that patients can face steep bills even when they decline treatment.<p>On October 19, 2016, Jessica Pell fainted and hit her head on a nearby table, cutting her ear. She went to the emergency room at Hoboken University Medical Center, where she was given an ice …

Health Care

Flipboard introduces expanded tech coverage and private sharing features

But will any of it matter?<p>Flipboard is expanding its editorial coverage of technology to include a broader selection of curated articles and product recommendations, the company said, which represents a modest step into e-commerce for the news-reading app. Starting today, people who follow “tech” …

Exclusive: Chat is Google’s next big fix for Android’s messaging mess

How the successor to SMS will take on iMessage<p>A top-tier Android phone can cost upwards of a thousand dollars, and for that money, you’ll get some amazing features. It will have a stellar screen, top-flight camera, gobs of storage, and an absolutely atrocious texting experience.<p>It’s a problem. In …

Chatbots

18 Ketogenic Snack Recipes to Whip Up Immediately

You’re keto, so most of the prepackaged snacks in the grocery store are out. But that doesn’t mean you have to deny yourself a salty, cheesy or sweet …

Jordan Peele And ‘Barack Obama’ Encourage People To ‘Stay Woke’ About Fake News

“Fake news” is one of those expressions that means everything and nothing, like “hipster” or “spoiler alert.” It was commonly used in politics, but has since spread into everyday use. But just because it’s grown in popularity (and by proxy, ironic popularity — you’ve probably drunkenly yelled it at …

How to Use React Context to Build a Multilingual Website Pt.1

React Context is one of the most interesting features in React 16.3.0. There had been a lot of buzz about this hot feature. In this easy tutorial, we …

A real-life Lord of the Flies: the troubling legacy of the Robbers Cave experiment

He believed he could make the two groups sworn enemies via a series of well-timed 'frustration exercises'<p>All the boys I spoke to had an uneasy feeling about this experience. It has troubled people Author Gina Perry<p>July 1953: late one evening in the woods outside Middle Grove, New York state, three …

Psychology

Unlocking the JavaScript Code Interview (an Interviewer Perspective)

At AppsFlyer we interview quite a fewFront-End & Full-Stack engineers and know the common pitfalls many interviewees struggle with. In this article, …

Real estate juggernaut Zillow is going to start buying and flipping houses

Zillow is no longer playing the middleman in the real estate game. On Thursday, the Seattle-based company announced that it would expand testing of a …

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

HQ Trivia finally gets social with ‘Friends on HQ’ update

The popular quiz startup HQ Trivia is beginning to roll out the first of many new social features to its app focused on leveraging competition with friends and family during game time.<p>HQ Trivia has managed to bring people together in real life to play the game on their phones, but the startup has …

Quizzes

Download this: Could Oevo be the new Vine?

Oh, Vine. If there's one app whose disintegration still stings, Vine's definitely it.<p>But now, a new app is attempting to pick up where Vine left off. …

"Don’t Mess With Our Elections": Vigilante Hackers Strike Russia, Iran

Vigilante hackers have left American flags and messages on machines in Russia and Iran. The hackers tell Motherboard why they did it.<p>On Friday, a group of hackers targeted computer infrastructure in Russia and Iran, impacting internet service providers, data centres, and in turn some websites. In …

11 Whole30 Vegetarian Dinners That Aren't Just Sweet Potatoes and Avocado

Getting through a month of clean eating is a feat in itself. As you probably know, hopping on the Whole30 train means cutting a whole lot of foods …

Python Regular Expressions Cheat Sheet

The tough thing about learning data is remembering all the syntax. While at Dataquest we advocate getting used to consulting the Python …