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deadspin oh god the knicks are going to screw this melo up so completely, i can’t wait | the slkinja!friday 5:26pmfiled to: evening favorites2deadspin oh god the knicks are going to screw this melo up so completely, i can’t wait | the slot what the hell is wrong with paul ryan’s phones? | gizmodo everything trump ed up in science and technology this week | the root woman who caused emmett till’s death admits to lying |replyleave a reply






kinja roundup


deadspin oh god the knicks are going to screw this melo up so completely, i can’t wait | the slkinja!yesterday 5:26pmfiled to: evening favorites2deadspin oh god the knicks are going to screw this melo up so completely, i can’t wait | the slot what the hell is wrong with paul ryan’s phones? | gizmodo everything trump ed up in science and technology this week | the root woman who caused emmett till’s death admits to lying |replyleave a reply






kinja roundup


the garage i just spent $5000 on a car lift and i couldn’t be happier | kotaku a small detail you mikinja!friday 5:26pmfiled to: evening favorites23the garage i just spent $5000 on a car lift and i couldn’t be happier | kotaku a small detail you might have missed in m effect: andromeda’s new trailer | io9 please stop remaking the wizard of oz | life er introducing the upgrade, a new podcast from life er, all about upgrading your life |reply2 repliesleave a reply






kinja roundup


the garage i just spent $5000 on a car lift and i couldn’t be happier | kotaku a small detail you mikinja!yesterday 5:26pmfiled to: evening favorites23the garage i just spent $5000 on a car lift and i couldn’t be happier | kotaku a small detail you might have missed in m effect: andromeda’s new trailer | io9 please stop remaking the wizard of oz | life er introducing the upgrade, a new podcast from life er, all about upgrading your life |reply2 repliesleave a reply






money & markets weekly review


a weekly roundup of stock market datashare storyby seattle times business staffclick here to see our weekly roundup of stock market data.seattle times business staffcustom-curated news highlights, delivered weekday mornings.thanks for signing up!






watch this insane first person scooter video and try not to your pants


in countries where most people commute on scooters or motorcycles, traffic laws seem to be more of a suggestion than a rule. this scooter rider takes on a crazy first person ride that he calls “not that scary” and i almost had a heart attack.advertisementthis video illustrates perfectly that you don’t need a fast bike to get around quickly. this little honda scooter might not pack a big punch, but the rider makes up for it with a superhuman like situational awareness and balls of steel. what looks to us like an action star trying to escape some bad guys is probably just an everyday commute. zoinks, scootguy's dog rides on the back of his scooter holding his umbrellathe would-be archenemy of all motorcyclists doesn't even mean itwatch this guy go full jackie chan on the scooter thief who st






what we love and hate about overwatch's chinese new year update


on the latest episode of our semi-regular overwatch show, let’s break it down, cecilia, heather, and i discuss the pros and cons of the year of the rooster update. pro: roadhog’s new hook is actually kinda cool. con: his new skin makes him look like a texas chainsaw m acre. also, capture the flag? not super great.advertisementin addition, we talk about why loot boxes are festering garbage, and then we head down mild contention alley when we discuss the big d.va nerf, which i personally don’t think is as terrible as everybody’s saying. so yeah, feel free to aim your mecha cannons at my face and flame away. regrettably, we didn’t get around to composing any spicy zenyatta fan fiction, but i mean, that would’ve been ridiculous. we’d clearly need to set aside an entire episode for that kind of






modernize your home wi-fi with this discounted netgear nighthawk


netgear nighthawk r6700, $100 after $20 couponif your home network has more holes than swiss cheese, netgear’s nighthawk r6700 features beamforming, usb ports, and up to 1750 mbps maximum throughput, meaning it’s more than enough router for most homes. you can save an additional $20 by clipping the on-page coupon, which brings it down to just $100. $100 from amazon3257 purchased by readersgizmodo media group may get a commissionbuy now






modernize your home wi-fi with this discounted netgear nighthawk


netgear nighthawk r6700, $100 after $20 couponif your home network has more holes than swiss cheese, netgear’s nighthawk r6700 features beamforming, usb ports, and up to 1750 mbps maximum throughput, meaning it’s more than enough router for most homes. you can save an additional $20 by clipping the on-page coupon, which brings it down to just $100. $100 from amazon2885 purchased by readersgizmodo media group may get a commissionbuy now






protesters cheer and sing as detainees are released at airports across us


it has been a long, difficult day for many people trying to enter the u.s., some of whom were holding valid visas when their flights left the ground only to find themselves turned back at u.s. airports.donald trump’s vaguely-worded executive order banning nationals from sudan, syria and a number of other muslim countries set off chaos in our nation’s immigration system.however, when americans found out what was happening at our airports, m ive protests embled at airports around the country. now, after a federal judge issued an emergency stay to travelers t ped by trump’s immigration orders, many stranded travelers and weary refugees are being allowed to complete their journeys. here is a video roundup of some of the joyful scenes at airports across the country. cheers go up at o'hare as at






tow truck driver has no s left leaving tesla parking lot


in what i can only liken to some sort of a dystopian horror scenario for cars, one of the best accounts on instagram posted a video of a tow truck driver having no qualms whatsoever about dragging a helpless mercedes out of the tesla fremont parking lot at an, um, uncomfortable angle.advertisementthe @teslaparkinglot instagram page is populated by a hilarious collection of p os chronicling the sad state of people attempting to park their cars in tesla’s fremont parking lot. this is likely why the following mercedes is being mercilessly dragged away. it’s too bad the video is muted, as one is left to imagine the desperate screams of the mercedes. it probably has to endure long car rides listening to its owner talk about how outdated its generation will soon be, and how great his project car






best pc builds 2017 and 'doom' giveaway: community roundup


the tom's hardware community is constantly busy. whether our members are discussing the site's latest articles and reviews, providing tech support and building advice, or playing the latest pc games, we have so much great stuff going on that it could make your head spin! not to worry -- community roundup is here to let you know the best of what's going on in the tom's hardware forums on a regular basis.we have another great steam giveaway running until next friday. we're giving away three (3) copies of doom and the dlc season p to three lucky members of our community. don't miss out on your chance to win the updated and revamped cl ic. there are two ways to win: enter the raffle or answer the discussion prompt in the forums. you can find both the discussion prompt and the giveaway raffle i






new york taxi workers alliance halting jfk airport pickups to protest immigratio


p o via ap imagesthe new york taxi workers alliance has announced on twitter that it is halting p enger pickups at jfk airport in protest of the dozens of people detained under president trump’s muslim immigration ban.advertisementthe alliance announced that it would be halting pickups at jfk from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to protest reports of at least a dozen people who have been detained in the airport due to the immigration ban executive order signed by president trump yesterday. one green card holder was released from detainment earlier today.the immigration ban prevents people born in predominantly muslim iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen from entering the u.s., despite many who have been previously vetted, hold green cards with permanent u.s. residence, or even uk politician






new york taxi workers alliance halting jfk airport pickups to protest immigratio


p o via ap imagesthe new york taxi workers alliance has announced on twitter that it is halting p enger pickups at jfk airport in protest of the dozens of people detained under president trump’s muslim immigration ban.advertisementthe alliance announced that it would be halting pickups at jfk from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to protest reports of at least a dozen people who have been detained in the airport due to the immigration ban executive order signed by president trump yesterday. one green card holder was released from detainment earlier today.the immigration ban prevents people born in predominantly muslim iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen from entering the u.s., despite many who have been previously vetted, hold green cards with permanent u.s. residence, or even uk politician






save on the 10' model of anker's super durable powerline+ lightning cable


anker 10' powerline+ lightning cable, $15anker’s kevlar-w ped powerline lightning cables are some of the most popular we’ve ever posted, and the 10' model of the even more durable powerline+ is marked down to $15 today on amazon in red, a dollar away from the all-time low.anker’s ultra-durable lightning cables join their best in cl batteries on our list of… read more read moreobviously, this isn’t a cable you’ll want to travel everywhere with, but if you want to be able to charge your phone or tablet while sitting on the couch, or if your nightstand is far away from the nearest outlet, an extra-long cable is exactly what you need. $15 from amazon3944 purchased by readersgizmodo media group may get a commissionbuy now






save on the 10' model of anker's super durable powerline+ lightning cable


anker 10' powerline+ lightning cable, $15anker’s kevlar-w ped powerline lightning cables are some of the most popular we’ve ever posted, and the 10' model of the even more durable powerline+ is marked down to $15 today on amazon in red, a dollar away from the all-time low.anker’s ultra-durable lightning cables join their best in cl batteries on our list of… read more read moreobviously, this isn’t a cable you’ll want to travel everywhere with, but if you want to be able to charge your phone or tablet while sitting on the couch, or if your nightstand is far away from the nearest outlet, an extra-long cable is exactly what you need. $15 from amazon2574 purchased by readersgizmodo media group may get a commissionbuy now






the sims 4 celebrity house update: vampire the weeknd


the celebrity house has a new neighbor, and he’s tryna to put them in the worst mood.advertisementtilda swinton hasn’t been feeling great for the past few days. she keeps p ing out and waking up in strange places, and her neck is hurting all the time. but that’s all okay, because she’s made a new friend: abel tesfaye, also known as recording artist the weeknd.gif nobody else in the house likes to visit him—the one time zayn went over, he claimed that abel “acted weird,” and “physically aulted him.”gif but he’s tilda’s kind of people. his house is lush and dark, he likes to stay out all night, and he keeps talking about drinking. she’s never seen him actually have a drink, though….gif a few days ago, however, tilda started feeling worse and worse. she can’t keep food down. she sleeps during






new york taxi workers alliance halting jfk airport pickups to protest immigratio


p o via ap imagesthe new york taxi workers alliance has announced on twitter that it is halting p enger pickups at jfk airport in protest of the dozens of people detained under president trump’s muslim immigration ban.advertisementthe alliance announced that it would be halting pickups at jfk from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to protest reports of at least a dozen people who have been detained in the airport due to the immigration ban executive order signed by president trump yesterday. one green card holder was released from detainment earlier today.the immigration ban prevents people born in predominantly muslim iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen from entering the u.s., despite many who have been previously vetted, hold green cards with permanent u.s. residence, or even uk politician






new york taxi workers alliance halting jfk airport pickups to protest immigratio


p o via ap imagesthe new york taxi workers alliance has announced on twitter that it is halting p enger pickups at jfk airport in protest of the dozens of people detained under president trump’s muslim immigration ban.advertisementthe alliance announced that it would be halting pickups at jfk from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. to protest reports of at least a dozen people who have been detained in the airport due to the immigration ban executive order signed by president trump yesterday. one green card holder was released from detainment earlier today.the immigration ban prevents people born in predominantly muslim iran, iraq, libya, somalia, sudan, syria and yemen from entering the u.s., despite many who have been previously vetted, hold green cards with permanent u.s. residence, or even uk politician






top smash players want duck hunt's stage banned


smash 4's duck hunt stagecompetitive super smash bros. 4 players are asking for silly dog duck hunt’s stage to be banned from tournaments. its architecture forces players into boring, long sequences where they stare at each other and wait. advertisementdunk hunt’s stage is, of course, based on the nes title duck hunt. it’s a gr y, flat plane. sometimes, ducks spawn from the gr . it has two “soft” platforms: a tree and a bush. it’s a counterpick stage, so when a player loses the first game of a set, they can “counterpick” duck hunt’s stage. it’s a good option if you’re up against a character who would fare poorly there. it seems innocent enough, and it is widely tournament-legal, but players are complaining that the best strategy to beat someone on duck hunt is a boring one to watch. player






what are you playing this weekend?


look at geralt’s feet. look at them. the weekend is for taking a shower that’s longer than 10 minutes because you have to run out the door to work. it’s also for playing games!advertisementi have not been able to play the witcher 3 all week long because i’ve been very busy. last weekend i finally made it to skellige but it was really desolately pretty and the sad made me cry a little and then i stopped for a bit. but not this weekend!what about you? what are you playing this weekend?






a heartbreaking short film about a monkey who dreams of space


a blend of stop-motion and 3d animation, as well as live action, ainslie henderson and will anderson’s monkey love experiments shares the tale of gandhi, a lab monkey who catches a tv report on the space race and begins dreaming of his own moon visit. but how will he be able to leave his beloved cage mate behind?advertisementgandhi is obviously a puppet, but your heart will break for the little guy anyway.[short of the week]






prep sports roundup: roseville upsets cretin-derham hall in s' hockey


madison gaffney had a hat trick in a four-goal second period as roseville upset cl 2a, no. 7 cretin-derham hall. teammate michaela arnold added a goal and ist in the period. maddison lehto was superb in goal for roseville, turning aside 39 of 40 s s.red wing 12, mankato west 0: taylor heise had four goals and three ists as the cl  1a, no. 8 wingers beat the scarlets. maria haley and nicole oberding also had hat tricks for red wing.boys’ hockeyburnsville 5, lakeville north 2: roman ahcan scored three goals and had an ist to lead the blaze to a come-from-behind upset of the cl  2a, no. 6 panthers. lakeville north led 2-0 after the first period.st. thomas academy 6, henry sibley 1: charlie harrity made 67 saves, but it wasn’t enough for the warriors against the cl 2a, no. 10 cadets. willie re






run for office shows you what positions you can run for and how to register


if you’ve ever wanted to run for a local government position, whether that’s a seat on a local community college board or a senate seat, now’s a good time to do it. run for office is a site that shows you what positions are available, when their available, and how to run.advertisementwhen you type in your address, run for office gives you a list of all the positions available in your district and when the next election is. click on one, and you’re shown a description of the position, the salary if there is one, and you’ll get a link for registration if it’s currently open. once you register, you’re on your own, but run for office is a great starting point to see what your options are. run for office






a quick reminder that the expanse has some of the most bad female characters on


the expanse is returning next week, and syfy is ramping up the hype with its promos—including one simply titled “why fans love the expanse,” and a recap of season one performed by cats. most recently, “the powerful women of the expanse” offers a reminder of how bad the show’s female characters really are.advertisementof particular interest are the moments with season two’s most important new character, bobbie d r (frankie adams), a fierce believer in the martian cause (with the military skill to back up her convictions). i’m really looking forward to seeing the entirety of the scene in which the formidable chrisjen avasarala (shohreh aghdashloo) advises whoever’s trying to mansplain for bobbie to “stand down and let her speak.”the expanse returns february 1 to syfy.






the most common terminal commands worth knowing for the raspberry pi


while the raspberry pi’s operating system is linux, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should go out and memorize every linux command. the pi is a different type of computer that’s used for different kinds of projects, so the most useful commands differ from what you’d use on an everyday linux machine. over at circuit basics, they tallied up their 42 most used commands.advertisementwhile just a few of these commands are raspberry pi specific, like raspi-config , most are just normal linux commands. still, some of these are commands you’ll be running all the time on a raspberry pi, like ifconfig which shows you the status of your network connect, or hostname -i which grabs your pi’s ip address. these are the kinds of commands you’ll be using a lot when setting up a new pi, so it’s useful to






i bet you didn't know there were this many ways to fear a cgi baby


gif netflix’s a series of unfortunate events has a number of visual effects in it, since it’s a show with a number of strange and unreal settings, action, and fantastical creatures and devices. but the thing that will haunt you is the baby. advertisementoh, sunny. this isn’t just a cgi baby for the sake of the safety of a real baby. this baby’s face is cgied so she can talk. it’s got cgi arms and hands to deal poker. it’s got a cgied relationship with a cgi snake. and the effect ranges from “oh, that’s not that badly done” to “ahhhhhhh!”take a look at zoic’s many baby effects (and, yes, other things) in the studio’s effects reel:






urday's big ten basketball roundup


ethan happ had just scored 32 of wisconsin's 61 points and when he was done with a tv interview, the badgers fans at madison square garden cheered him as he left the court waving and blowing kisses."it's always special to play in msg, but once you get going it turns into a basketball game," the sophomore forward said after the 15th-ranked badgers survived a bad offensive game for a 61-54 overtime victory over rutgers on urday. "but when you get a curtain call in madison square garden you're not going to turn it down."happ scored seven of his career-high total in the overtime and he scored eight of wisconsin's points in the 13-4 rally to close regulation, including the basket that tied it at 45 with two seconds left."no one could throw it in the ocean for most of the game," wisconsin's bron






compare all the different hill valleys in back to the future


gif there are actually 5 different hill valleys in the back to the future series. the 1985 film gets two versions, the one where they start off and the alternate biff-ruled version, there’s the throwback 1995 one, the awesomely futuristic 2015 version, and the old western 1885. which one is your favorite? trick question, it better be 2015.advertisementjoel bocko made this really fun video for fandor keyframe that compares all the different hill valleys and links together similar scenes so you can see how settings and situations that happened decades apart (the clock tower, the town square, marty fighting various biffs, etc.) call back to each other across the movies. it’s a great way to watch back to the future (but to be honest, any way is fun) because it combines the trilogy into one.[lo






immi helps immigrants determine their legal status, find resources to help


immi, a free online program, seeks to educate immigrants, people on visas, and green card holders on their legal status, as well as explain options for staying in or leaving the country. the tool also makes finding help from nonprofit legal experts easy.advertisementthe new tool, from the immigrant advocates network and pro bono net, makes it possible for immigrants to learn about all possible avenues for achieving legal status, like family-based immigration, temporary protected status, asylum, special immigrant juvenile statues, and even visas for victims of crime or trafficking. also, immigrants who can’t afford lawyers can find out what legal statuses they might be eligible for by answering a series of basic interview questions. then, based on eligibility, immi’s network of experts can






talk amongst yourselves


today’s selection of articles from kotaku’s reader run community: dubs w/dil: jojo’s bizarre adventure (2012)• how in’s creed made me appreciate medieval cities •opinion: one game proves that nintendo switch is a successor to the 3dsyou’re reading tay, kotaku’s community-run blog. tay is written by and for kotaku readers like you. we write about games, art, culture and everything in between. want to write with us? check out the beginner’s guide to tay and join in.advertisementyou can always stop by to say ‘hi’ on our: tay open forumor write an article to your personal blog and tag it tay cl ic for feedback.follow us here.






flappy bird creator releases cute, frustrating new game


the creator of flappy bird, dong nguyen, is back after over three years with ninja spinki challenges, which was made in conjunction with the publisher obokaid’em games. the new game is absolutely adorable. it’s also very hard.advertisementlike flappy bird, ninja spinki challenges works with limited controls to create surprisingly complex puzzles. but instead of just one kind of challenge, you’re tasked with surviving six game modes for as long as you can. you’ll tap behind spinki the ninja to throw shurikens, swipe to dodge fruit. you start out each challenge with a goal of lasting ten seconds, and despite the simplicity actually lasting that long is real hard. the room that spinki has to move around in is pretty small, and it’s easy to overshoot where you need to be as you’re swiping and






protesters cheer and sing as detainees are released at airports across us


elections 2016, facebook, politics, trump news, u.s. newswatch: protesters cheer and sing as detainees are released at airports across usdavid ferguson28 jan 2017 at 23:40 etit has been a long, difficult day for many people trying to enter the u.s., some of whom were holding valid visas when their flights left the ground only to find themselves turned back at u.s. airports.donald trump’s vaguely-worded executive order banning nationals from sudan, syria and a number of other muslim countries set off chaos in our nation’s immigration system.however, when americans found out what was happening at our airports, m ive protests embled at airports around the country. now, after a federal judge issued an emergency stay to travelers t ped by trump’s immigration orders, many stranded travelers and






this raspberry pi-powered magic mirror can be set up with one line of code


we’ve seen a few differentmagic mirror projects using a raspberry pi, but in the newest issue of magpi they’ve put together what might as well be the definitive magic mirror guide as it’s easily the simplest one to make for yourself.advertisementlike any of these magic mirror projects, the most difficult part is the actual construction. to make this, you’ll need to deconstruct an old monitor or tv, build a wooden frame around it, cram a raspberry pi inside that, then mount a two-way mirror over it. the good news is that once you get past the difficulty of embling the mirror, magpi has made it so you can install all the software you need to actually run this on a raspberry pi with a single line of code. once its installed, the pi powers a dashboard that includes the date, temperature, calen






rip to veteran actor john hurt, star of alien and so many other films we love


john hurt in 2015. image: joel ryan/invision/apsad news today, not just for scifi fans, but for fans of great actors: john hurt has reportedly died at the age of 77. his vast resume encomp ed over 50 years, and included works like the elephant man, 1984, alien, harry potter and the sorcerer’s stone, hellboy, doctor who, and v for vendetta, to name just a handful.advertisementwhile it’s difficult to single out one moment in such a long and storied career, the chest-burster scene in alien is certainly one of his most iconic. after an uncomfortably close encounter with a face-hugger, hurt’s character, kane, sits down to eat with the rest of the nostromo crew. for a brief time, things are almost back to normal... until kane’s chest starts heaving. the script, legendarily, just said “this thing






how to enjoy resident evil 7 if you’re a big scaredy cat


so you’ve been hearing good things about resident evil 7, and you want to play it. there’s only one problem: you’re a huge coward. don’t worry! i’ve got you covered.advertisementit may seem counterintuitive that easily frightened people would want to play a scary new game, but i actually think there are a fair number of people out there who fit that description. that’s partly because resident evil 7 isn’t just good because it’s scary—it’s good because it’s a tense, well-written and well-designed game, with an engrossing sense of mystery and some great dark humor. it gives you a fascinating, creepy house to explore and all manner of hidden secrets to discover. it’s just that it can also be really scary.if you want to play the game but are worried you’ll get too freaked out, here are some th






introducing the upgrade, a new podcast from life er, all about upgrading your li


the life er podcast is back, and it’s called the upgrade! it’s a whole new format, but the same great tips and tricks to help you live your best life. whether you were an avid listener to the old ask life er podcast, or never knew we even had a podcast, you’ll want to tune in for this.advertisementevery week on the upgrade, we’ll select a specific topic or question that you send in, and give you the tools you need to solve it by the end of the show. you’ll learn how to start working out, why you need better headphones, how to choose a good hdtv, how to start cooking at home, how to find a date, and more.so subscribe to the show! here’s how:advertisementyou’ll hear familiar voices talking about topics you know and love, but we’re taking a new approach, too, and we need your help! send in yo






turn on notifications in google opinion rewards to never miss free money


if you’re not using google opinion rewards, you should check it out. it’s a quick way to get free money for answering a few questions. if you do have it, turn on this setting so you’ll always get notified when there’s a new survey.advertisementgoogle opinion rewards does a decent job of letting you know that there’s a new survey available, but sometimes it’s easy to miss the notifications. since the surveys expire, if you miss it, then that’s money down the drain. a new update, however, will let the app play a sound (or vibration, if your phone is on silent) so you don’t miss it. to turn it on, update the app, then follow these steps:open the google opinion rewards app.tap the menu on on the left side.tap settings.enable the toggle that reads “notification sounds.”that’s it. normally we’d






tech industry reacts to trump's executive order on immigration with fear and fru


the morning after donald trump won the presidential election, silicon valley entrepreneur amr shady called his immigration lawyer in a panic.“my 10-year-old daughter asked me, ‘does this mean we’re going to get kicked out?’” said the 40-year-old founder of analytics start-up reveel, who emigrated  from egypt to the bay area in 2015. “i had to find out what trump winning meant for my immigration status, but also what it meant for my chief data scientist.”his lawyer, los angeles immigration attorney ayda akalin, was inundated with calls from similarly nervous clients who were either already living and working in the u.s. on visas, or had visa applications pending. at the time, akalin ured them that nothing had yet changed, and it was too soon to be worried. but after trump signed an executiv






tech industry reacts to trump's executive order on immigration with fear and fru


the morning after donald trump won the presidential election, silicon valley entrepreneur amr shady called his immigration lawyer in a panic.“my 10-year-old daughter asked me, ‘does this mean we’re going to get kicked out?’” said the 40-year-old founder of analytics start-up reveel, who emigrated  from egypt to the bay area in 2015. “i had to find out what trump winning meant for my immigration status, but also what it meant for my chief data scientist.”his lawyer, los angeles immigration attorney ayda akalin, was inundated with calls from similarly nervous clients who were either already living and working in the u.s. on visas, or had visa applications pending. at the time, akalin ured them that nothing had yet changed, and it was too soon to be worried. but after trump signed an executiv






ransomwhere monitors your mac for sneaky ransomware attacks


mac: ransomwhere is a free tool that monitors your mac for ransomware attacks and attempts to stop them before they encrypt all your data. it does this by watching for untrusted processes and stopping them until you approve them.advertisementthe one common factor in all ransomware is that it encrypts your files, then demands payment to unlock those files. so, ransomwhere is on the lookout for that specifically. to scan you system, ransomwhere uses mathematic constructs to detect when a files gets encrypted. this leads to some false positives, since you’re probably encrypting files occasionally on purpose. thankfully, ransomwhere gives you the option to allow or stop the process once it detects it happening.of course, there are limitations here. since ransomwhere is reactive, a bit of ranso






trump signs order to temporarily shut nation's door to most refugees and start '


president trump signed an executive order friday that temporarily halts the nation’s refugee program and ushers in the most sweeping changes in more than 40 years to how the u.s. welcomes the world’s most vulnerable people.the order blocks all refugees from entering the u.s. for 120 days and suspends the acceptance of refugees from war-torn syria indefinitely.“we want to ensure that we are not letting into our country the very threats that our soldiers are fighting overseas,” trump said after swearing in new defense secretary james n. mattis at the pentagon.trump also blocked visa applicants entirely from a list of countries that the administration considers of major terrorism concern, including iraq, iran, libya, somalia, sudan and yemen, until a new “extreme vetting” procedure for visa a






santa monica airport will close in 2028 and be replaced by a park, officials say


capping decades of legal battles and protests, federal and local officials announced an settlement urday to close santa monica airport in 2028 and immediately shorten the runway to limit jet flights.the city of santa monica has been fighting to shut down the general aviation airport — long a favorite of celebrities and business leaders — contending it is unsafe, noisy and pollutes nearby neighborhoods with potentially harmful aircraft exhaust.aviation interests and the federal aviation administration have opposed the city, stating the airport must stay open at least until 2023, if not in perpetuity, under federal agreements dating to the end of world war ii, when the facility was used by the military.the agreement between the faa and santa monica ends years of litigation and ensures that c






turn empty liquor bottles into beautiful oil lamps


i don’t know about you, but i am loathe to throw away my empty liquor bottles. they’re just so pretty, and tossing them in the recycling bin makes my heart sad. luckily, food52 has a brilliant use for your empties: turn them into oil lamps.advertisementhonestly, this tip couldn’t be more appropriately timed. valentine’s day is idly approaching, and i can think of few light sources that are ier than an oil lamp made from pretty amaro bottle. click the link below for all the details on how to make these, but you’ll need the following:empties: squat bottles with low centers of gravity work best; tall bottles are prone to tippingoil: food52 recommends firefly brand oil.flat cotton wick: because you need something to light. you can get it at a craft store or online.a funnel: for funneling.a bot






tech industry reacts to trump's executive order on immigration with fear and fru


the morning after donald trump won the presidential election, silicon valley entrepreneur amr shady called his immigrationp lawyer in a panic.“my 10-year-old daughter asked me, ‘does this mean we’re going to get kicked out?’” said the 40-year-old founder of analytics start-up reveel, who emigrated  from egypt to the bay area in 2015. “i had to find out what trump winning meant for my immigration status, but also what it meant for my chief data scientist.”his lawyer, los angeles immigration attorney ayda akalin, was inundated with calls from similarly nervous clients who were either already living and working in the u.s. on visas, or had visa applications pending. at the time, akalin ured them that nothing had yet changed, and it was too soon to be worried. but after trump signed an executi






iodine’s birth control reviews help you pick the best method for you


with so many options for contraception, choosing the right one can be difficult. iodine has a new comparison tool that includes survey results to help you figure out when the perks of a method beat the downsides.deciding between endless methods of birth control is a complex process. you have a ton of options,… read more read morebesides yelp-style reviews, the tool includes a summary of how many people who used the method thought it was “worth it.” that information comes right next to the method’s effectiveness, cost, and other details that can help you make the best decision, rather than just using what’s most readily available or what you’ve heard your friends use. you can also filter the results according to which ones don’t involve hormones, or which ones are available over the counter






james eron has more praise for ridley scott than he does for the alien franchise


image: chris pizzello/invision/apjames eron is no stranger to sequels—and he’s better at making them than most, with terminator 2: judgment day and aliens on his resume. (whether or not all those avatar films will continue his streak is a question for another day.) but when asked about the state of the alien franchise in 2017, he had some choice words.advertisementspeaking with vulture about alien: covenant (out this may), eron opined that “the franchise has kind of wandered all over the map” since ridley scott’s influential first entry in the series and eron’s well-received follow-up. eron calls himself an alien fanboy, and notes that his sequel was “intended to honor his film, but also say what i needed to say.”as for the films that have followed—and one umes he means scott’s prometheus






the number of people you can fit in the world's biggest buildings is staggering


gif real life lore asks a question that i’ve never actually considered before: what if everybody in the entire world lived in just one building? how big would the building have to be to be able to fit all 7.4 billion of us? surprisingly, not that big. that red cube up above would do the trick and it only takes up a few blocks of manhattan.advertisementsure, the giant cube would be 4,416 feet tall (a little over .8 miles on every side) but the burj khalifa measures up at 2,723 feet so it’s sort of in spitting distance. and, yeah, everyone would only have a coffin’s amount of space—but the point is we could probably (eventually, maybe, possibly) build such a structure.but that’s just a silly fun thought exercise. an even more silly and fun thought exercise is thinking about the number of peo






i just spent $5000 on a car lift and i couldn't be happier


wrenching on cars as a hobby requires that you come to terms with the fact that unless you’re tony stark, you won’t have equipment that matches your ambition. however, spending the equivalent of a used honda civic on one piece of kit can bring you one hell of a lot closer to being the master tinkerer you always dreamed of being. advertisementfor most of my car-appreciating life, i’ve had to make do with working on my automotive projects in the not-so-safe front yard of my parent’s house, braving the chinese hoax known as the harsh new jersey winters and summers. my wrenching, both for general maintenance and larger projects drew the looks of concerned neighbors, curious car-lovers, and weird nomadic p ersby that told me that they definitely had something that would beat my car in a race be






windows 10 'game mode' is now available in beta


one of the new features to look forward to in the still work-in-progress creators update for windows 10 is a “game mode.” it’s designed to eke out a little more performance when playing games and has just been added to the latest preview build of windows.advertisementtoday’s windows 10 insider preview build, 15019, includes a variety of new game-related features. there’s built-in beam streaming (their version of twitch), a new section in settings that’s dedicated to games, and the aforementioned game mode. in theory, it prioritizes the game’s cpu demands over other background processes. to get the new features early, sign up to be a windows insider. [windows blog via the next web]google is rumored to be working on a budget version of the pixel phone. a source tells 9to5google that in addit