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Review units of Samsung's $2000 folding phone are failing after hours of use

Samsung's folding phone, which will ding buyers about two grand after tax, is already in deep trouble: the review units sent to journalists are dying after hours of use. CNBC's Todd Haselton writes that it was "a tantalizing glimpse of the future — before it broke." During my second day of testing, the screen began flickering and would turn off and on at a rapid pace. It became completely unusable and at times wouldn’t turn on at all. Samsung had said not to remove a thin layer that sits on top ...
Tags: Post, Gadgets, Mistakes

The Google Cemetery

The Google Cemetery is an online collection of the useful stuff Google has made (or replicated) and then destroyed. An elegy to things we should never have given over to it in the first place, a lament for the lessons never learned.
Tags: Post, Big Tech, Mistakes

Facebook slashes price of its creepy Portal home surveillance telescreen

Who wouldn't want to buy a telescreen from Facebook, the least-trusted privacy merchant on Earth, so that they may be placed around the house? The obviously despised Facebook Portal will now be half-price, reports Matt Navarra. Details: No, you’re not misremembering the details from that young adult dystopian fiction you’re reading — Facebook really does sell a video chat camera adept at tracking the faces of you and your loved ones. Now, you too can own Facebook’s poorly timed foray into social...
Tags: Gadgets, Facebook, Post, News, Earth, Mistakes, Matt Navarra, Facebook Portal

70s fonts back in fashion

Chobani's new custom typeface heralded a headlong return to swirly 1970s type. It's not just nostalgia. Blame high DPI displays, too! Today’s movement toward fonts reminiscent of the ’70s is partly a matter of advancing technology, Jen says: As phone and TV screens have improved, designers don’t have to worry as much about pixelation when working with curves. But nostalgia is a powerful factor, too. Elizabeth Goodspeed, a graphic designer who works at the branding agency RoAndCo, believes that f...
Tags: Post, News, Chobani, Mistakes, Fonts, Type, Jen, Elizabeth Goodspeed, Windsor Souvenir

Horse wanker arrested twice in a day

A man with a "long, long history" of wanking on horses was after claiming his second alleged victim in a day. The man, 61, said he had been planning to see his doctor for libido suppressing drugs but instead went to a field after being freed from prison. ... During a police interview he told detectives: ‘I was sat on a bench. I was feeling sexy so I started to…’ His lawyer Stephen Robinson said: ‘The defendant is very disappointed to be back before the courts again for precisely the same s...
Tags: Post, News, Law, Mistakes, Stephen Robinson

The sound of a screw being dropped into a turbine engine

"The terrible sound you never want to hear when working on turbine engines," because fishing it out isn't going to be easy. If ever I am in charge of an airline, this noise shall replace the "Captain speaking to the cabin" ding.
Tags: Video, News, Mistakes

Cartoon dog resembles mushroom

This "Love dogs" artwork is available on tees and mugs. Graphic design is clearly somebody's passion! [Thanks, Heather!]
Tags: Post, News, Mistakes, Heather

Are you making these 3 career-ruining mistakes?

How do you succeed in real estate? The answer to that is varied and highly individualized. However, there are certainly mistakes that will chip away at your ability to achieve success. Here are active measures you can take to avoid failing as an agent.
Tags: Networking, Opinion, Marketing, Social Media, Change, Gifts, Radio, Mistakes, Agent, Emotions, Pipeline, Schedule, Liability, Routine, Consistency, Emotion

Don't set your Twitter birthdate to 2007

Contrary to the viral tip, setting your brithdate to 2007 in Twitter will not grant you access to an easter egg. It will get your account automatically suspended because you are too young to use Twitter. Please don't do this," the company said via a tweet. A spokesman for Twitter declined to confirm to the BBC how many people have succumbed to the hoax so far. Twitter has automatically prevented users under 13 from using the social network since May last year and its terms of use state that the ...
Tags: Twitter, Post, News, Bbc, Mistakes, Don

Man "driving around a college campus without pants" arrested

A 23-year-old South Carolina man was arrested Saturday after being seen driving around the campus of Winthrop University without any pants. Campus police were called before 8 p.m. Saturday after two students in a dorm looking out of their window saw a man in a car without any pants on, Yearta said. Winthrop officers arrested him and issued a no trespass notice that bans him from being able to be anywhere on the college campus, Yearta said.
Tags: Post, News, Mistakes, Dress Codes, South Carolina, Winthrop, Winthrop University, Yearta

Plane lands safely, at wrong airport, in wrong country

A British Airways flight from London City Airport headed off to Dusseldorf, in Germany. Unfortunately for those aboard, it landed safely in Edinburgh, Scotland due to a "mix up". That's 350 miles in completely the wrong direction. Officials say the pilot followed the flight plan for Edinburgh, and that air traffic control officials also were following the same flight plan and saw nothing amiss. They refueled the plane. Then they flew it to Dusseldorf.
Tags: Post, News, Germany, Dusseldorf, Mistakes, Edinburgh, British Airways, London City Airport, Edinburgh Scotland

Asus unwittingly pushed malware to 500k laptops after hack

Kim Zetter reports that Taiwan tech giant Asus unwittingly installed backdoors on half a million of its own customers' computers after hackers compromised its software update servers. The researchers estimate half a million Windows machines received the malicious backdoor through the ASUS update server, although the attackers appear to have been targeting only about 600 of those systems. The malware searched for targeted systems through their unique MAC addresses. Once on a system, if it found o...
Tags: Post, News, Asus, Mac, Tech, Taiwan, Hacks, Mistakes, Kim Zetter

Infinite Elizabeth Holmes

Last night I saw HBO's The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley about the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her company/cult, Theranos. It's very good and surprisingly unsettling. Here's an infinitely looping GIF of Ms. Holmes looking at you.
Tags: Post, Hbo, News, Nsfw, Mistakes, Gifs, Silicon Valley, Nightmares, Blood, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Looping, NoAds, Infinite Loops, Infinite

Business systematically videos people getting towed from its parking lot

The parking spot has "NO PARKING" and tow-warning signs, and is so notorious for enforcement that legitmate customers tell anyone parking their car there what is going to happen. This is all being filmed, from 60 angles, by people who have seen it happen many times before. Because they are the people who make it happen. Then it happens. This time around the drivers get warned IN PERSON. Does it work? Nope. But there's so much more going on here. Watch on! ... Q: You suck. A: That's not a que...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Mistakes, Footage

The worst toy: Flushin' Frenzy

Flushin' Frenzy [Amazon] is a toy wherein you push a plunger until a poop pops up. All the fun of clearing out a blocked toilet! The game's tagline is "Poop there it is!" Game night just got gross - in the best way! Flushin' Frenzy makes being a plumber fun! Push the toilet handle to release the die. When a number pops up, you plunge the toilet that number of times. Be ready to catch the poop when it flies out at any moment! POOP - there it is! The player to catch the poop wins a token, or two...
Tags: Post, Toys, News, Mistakes, Mattel, Toilet Included

Man films suspected burglar working on his front door, then opens it

Guy tries to rob house but the owner is there from r/PublicFreakout In this video of a resident quietly filming a man trying to pick his front door lock, the stellar direction makes it. It's Coen-esque, almost, from the indisinct peephole shot to the pathetic excuses the allegeable burglar made after the door is opened.
Tags: Post, News, Mistakes, Guy, Coen

Crowbar-wielding unicorn raids Maryland store for cash and cigarettes

A unicorn armed with a crowbar robbed a convenience store near Baltimore, say police, then fled. Police say the suspect had fled in a silver car. They located what appeared to be the same car after it had wrecked. No other cars were involved in the wreck. Police say two people involved in the crash were taken to a hospital, and detectives are working to determine what their involvement was in the robbery. No charges were immediately filed.
Tags: Post, Crime, News, Maryland, Mistakes, Baltimore

Man jailed after boasting of pelican abuse

Meet William Hunter Hardesty. Hardesty posted video of himself "manhandling and jumping on top of" a pelican in Key West, boasted about it to other vacationers, and ended up charged with animal cruelty. Florida investigators were not amused, and the FWC issued a 10-page warrant for his arrest on charges of animal cruelty to a migratory bird and intentionally feeding a pelican. Hardesty was apparently so proud of the recognition he got for the March 5 stunt that he bragged about it this week to s...
Tags: Post, Florida, News, Mistakes, Key West, FWC, Ocean City Maryland, Hardesty, William Hunter Hardesty Hardesty

3 Ways That Managers Can Improve Their Leadership Skills

In order to become a better manager, we first need to become better leaders Image Credit: Jessica Lucia So congratulations, as a manager you are already a leader. However, if you are like most of us you could probably become a better leader. If you took the time to take a look at all of your manager skills, where do you think that your biggest leadership challenge lies? The way that you can identify this is by spending some time thinking about where you’ve had the biggest challenges – com...
Tags: Hollywood, Leadership, Women, Trust, Integrity, Careers, Harvey Weinstein, Mistakes, Respect, Credit, Truth, Leadership Skills, Traits, Jim Anderson, Leadership Challenge, Values Of The Organization

Chickens kill fox

A fox got trapped in a coop and the chickens fucken murdered it. The unusual incident in Brittany took place after the fox entered the coop with 3,000 hens through an automatic hatch door which closed immediately. "There was a herd instinct and they attacked him with their beaks," said Pascal Daniel, head of farming at the agricultural school Gros-Chêne. The body of the small fox was found the following day in a corner of the coop. "It had blows to its neck, blows from beaks," Mr Daniel told AFP...
Tags: Post, News, Mistakes, Brittany, Wonderful Creatures, Afp, Daniel, Pascal Daniel

Airline pilots have been complaining for months about Boeing's deathliner

With the European Union grounding the 737 MAX, North America is one of the last places on Earth you can get a ride on Boeing's deathliner. Despite the brand-new jet's disturbingly similar crashes and hundreds of dead travelers, the FAA and U.S.-based carriers insist it's safe to fly. Several airline pilots disagree. Pilots repeatedly voiced safety concerns about the Boeing 737 Max 8 to federal authorities, with one captain calling the flight manual "inadequate and almost criminally insufficient"...
Tags: Travel, Post, News, European Union, Mistakes, North America, Faa, Boeing, Dallas Morning News

Stockholm bus explosion caught on dashcam

No-one was killed in the bus, which was empty of passengers, but the driver suffered serious burns. The explosion was caused by a "traffic accident," say authorities; the vehicle runs on natural gas, the tank is on the roof, and it tried to enter a low tunnel.
Tags: Video, News, Explosions, Mistakes, Stockholm

Man, angry at likeness being used to show that hipsters all look the same, learns it's not him in the photo

A man was angry that a photo of him was used to illustrate the claim that hipsters all look alike. But when he threatened to sue the magazine, he learned that the photo was of a different person. The story in the MIT Technology Review detailed a study about the so-called hipster effect — "the counterintuitive phenomenon in which people who oppose mainstream culture all end up looking the same." The inclusion of version of a Getty Images photo of a bearded, flannel-wearing man, tinted with a bl...
Tags: Post, News, Mistakes, Getty, MIT Technology Review, Gideon Lichfield

Taco Bell employees beat up customer in street after complaint

This Taco Bell in Philadephia has a quick and effective strategy for dealing with customer complaints: beat the crap out of them. It happened around 10:45 p.m. at the Taco Bell at 10th and Chestnut streets. Bryan Reese of Northern Liberties says employees followed him outside the restaurant in an unprovoked attack. Six people in Taco Bell uniforms can be seen in cellphone video beating up Reese and his girlfriend outside the Taco Bell. The cellphone video was taken by a friend of Reese. Vi...
Tags: Post, Crime, News, Mistakes, Taco Bell, Chestnut, Philadephia, Reese, Northern Liberties, Bryan Reese, MSN News Taco Bell

Tim Apple

"We appreciate it very much, Tim Apple," said President Bankrupt.
Tags: Video, News, Mistakes, Trump, Tim Apple

Finally, a t-shirt fit for the Scots

H&M makes a T-shirt with a sequinned message that changes depending on the nap. It says "Skate", and with a swipe of one's hand, it says "Chill". Catriona Black, however, noticed that you can, of course, choose to swipe only some of the sequins, thereby creating the ultimate Scottish t-shirt. Don't think H&M thought this through. My children did. You can take the child out of Scotland... — Catriona Black (@CatrionaBlack) March 3, 2019
Tags: Post, Fashion, News, Scotland, Mistakes, Don, Scots, Chill Catriona Black

Leaked Sonic the Hedgehog movie design looks like a dollar-store cereal mascot

The live-action Sonic was expected to be overly "realistic" in a possibly-unwholesome way, perhaps even hinting at the unofficial internet life of Sega's "fallen" mascot. But a leaked "style guide" from the forthcoming live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie exposes the design as, well, not even that. One popular comparison was to the mascot of a used car dealership, but it made me think of dollar-store cereal brands. The cheesiness hinted at in such comparisons is hard to tease out from the chea...
Tags: Post, Hollywood, News, Mistakes, Sega

Report of "deranged person" hugging pillow turns out to be cardboard cutout of MyPillow CEO

Police in Jordan, Minnesota, rushed to the scene after locals reported a "deranged person" standing motionless in the cold, hugging a pillow. It was in fact a cardboard advertising cutout of Mike Lindell, the CEO of MyPillow. “Those cardboard cutouts sure can look real from a distance and the caller certainly was not wanting to get too close thinking who is this deranged person standing outside in the cold hugging a pillow,” the Jordan Police Department shared in a Facebook post. “Always better ...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Mistakes, Mike Lindell, Jordan Minnesota, Jordan Police Department

German town seizes and sell's family's dog on eBay to cover their debts

So you think American authorities' taste for asset seizure is bad? Try the city fathers of Ahlen in Germany, who seized a pedigree pug and sold it on eBay. Frank Merschhausm, spokesman for the city of Ahlen, told NPR in an email that the seizure of "the valuable pet" was "legally permissible," because of open claims by the city's treasury office. However, he acknowledged that the method used to sell the animal might be open to criticism. "Obtaining the proceeds of the sale through a private eBay...
Tags: Post, News, Ebay, Germany, Mistakes, Npr, Ahlen, eBay Frank Merschhausm, Merschhaus

To Defeat Perfectionism, Make Mistakes on Purpose 

The urge to be perfect can prevent you from taking action. You don’t share creative projects that aren’t 100% ready, or you’re afraid to ask someone out if you’re not sure it’s exactly right—so you just ... don’t. If you’re feeling stymied by this need to never screw up, try making a mistake on purpose. Read more...
Tags: Mistakes, Lifehacks, Perfectionism, Emails, Typos, Tiny Hacks