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Fox & Friends apologizes for announcing death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who lives

Too bad, conservatives! Fox & Friends apologized on Monday after briefly airing a graphic suggesting that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead. As the show came back from commercials, they briefly showed a graphic of Ginsburg with the caption 1933-2019. It's established journalistic proactice to have pre-written graphics and obits and whatnot ready to roll for famous people. But having them floating around in production databases and content management systems, one click of a "Publ...
Tags: Post, News, Supreme Court, Fox, Mistakes, Obits, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ginsburg, Fox Friends

Another newsreader calls MLK Jr "Martin Luther C**n"

Slip of the tongue! We just can't help ourselves! Kevin Steincross, a veteran morning anchor on Fox2 St. Louis, was discussing an upcoming tribute to the civil rights leader when he pronounced Dr. King’s last name as an anti-black slur during the 5 a.m. broadcast. Hours later, during the 9 a.m. show, Mr. Steincross said the station had heard from a viewer that he had mispronounced the name. “Please know I have total respect for Dr. King, what he meant and continues to mean to our country,” M...
Tags: Post, News, Mistakes, St Louis, King, Martin Luther, Kevin Steincross, Steincross

Teens in trouble after Nazi salutes go viral

Two high school students from Minnetonka, Minnesota, photographed themselves performing Nazi salutes and holding a dance invitation full of Hitler-themed puns. “While I do not know whether it was an intentionally hateful message or was created out of ignorance, be assured the students will be disciplined for their actions,” Superintendent Dennis Peterson wrote in an e-mail Friday denouncing the post. “The larger issue is that we, as a community, must do an even better job of educating students ...
Tags: Post, News, Nazis, Mistakes, Hitler, Mhs, Minnetonka Minnesota, Dennis Peterson

Turns out that injecting semen into your arm doesn't cure back pain after all

A man in Ireland repeatedly injected semen into his arm in the hopes that it would cure his back pain. He instead got a subcutaneous abcess and had to get professional help. [via Gizmodo] Drs. Dunne, Murphy and Rutledge report: A 33 year old male was seen complaining of severe, sudden onset lower back pain. He reported lifting a heavy steel object 3 days prior and his symptoms had progressed ever since. This gentleman had a history of chronic low back pain without neurology. Thorough physical ex...
Tags: Health, Post, News, Medicine, Ireland, Mistakes, Gizmodo, Rutledge, Body Horror, Jizz Abcess, Dunne Murphy

Slack's new logo is a penis swastika

Behold the Brostika! Like the hidden arrow in the FedEx logo, Slack's new brand has a negative-space surprise in store. The bars point the "lucky" left way, at least, rather than, well, to the right. Here's their "Logo explorations for the octothorpe." Octothorpe is a fancy word for the pound/hash symbol, which they have somehow managed to turn into a contact sheet of procedurally-generated swastikas.
Tags: Post, News, Mistakes, Brostikas

Roku welcomes conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and Infowars

Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars rantathon channel have been turfed out of virtually every major platform due to his love of violent rhetoric, racial hatred and general bigotry. Welcome to Roku, Alex! Roku may have given itself a brand safety issue. The streaming service has added Infowars, the live show hosted by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as a channel. Jones was in the news on Jan. 11 for losing a legal battle to Sandy Hook shooting victims’ families, forcing his...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Post, News, Mistakes, Roku, Sandy Hook, Hate, Jones, Amazon Fire, Alex Jones, Infowars, Roku Alex Roku

Roku welcomes conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and Infowars (Update: Jones removed)

Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars rantathon channel have been turfed out of virtually every major platform due to his love of violent rhetoric, racial hatred and general bigotry. Welcome to Roku, Alex! Roku may have given itself a brand safety issue. The streaming service has added Infowars, the live show hosted by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, as a channel. Jones was in the news on Jan. 11 for losing a legal battle to Sandy Hook shooting victims’ families, forcing his...
Tags: Post, News, Mistakes, Roku, Sandy Hook, Hate, Jones, Alex Jones, Infowars, Roku Alex Roku

7 Costly Social Media Mistakes

Social media gives unprecedented access to people interested in your niche or industry, or the products and services you offer. However, some new users of the networks can get so excited by the prospect of more profits that they actually end up costing themselves through simple yet avoidable mistakes. Here are the top 7 to watch out for if you are a newbie social media marketer. 7 Costly Social Media Mistakes Unclear goals Do you want sales, subscribers, followers? Plan every campaign aroun...
Tags: Social Networks, Social Media, Blogging, Mistakes, Shawn Ann, Promoting

CES rescinds own award from sex toy because sex toys are obscene

The Computer Entertainment Show gave a digital sex toy an award. Then it rescinded the award because sex toys are "immoral, obscene, indecent [or] profane" and banned it from the trade show floor. Katie Notopoulos reports, however, that they've given such toys awards in the past. It’s unclear why the CTA made the Osé an honoree in the first place, before backtracking on its decision to include an adult product. The trade show gave a sex toy a similar award three years ago, and other companies h...
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, America, Cta, Bbc, Mistakes, BuzzFeed News, Shapiro, Gary Shapiro, Katie Notopoulos

Why Smart People Make Stupid Mistakes

As you know, when other people make stupid mistakes, it’s because they’re fundamentally incompetent. When you make a stupid mistake, it’s because of specific circumstances, and/or because someone else is fundamentally incompetent. Adam Robinson, chess master and Princeton Review founder, has identified seven factors…Read more...
Tags: Mind Hacks, Productivity, Stress, Mistakes, Time Management, Lifehacks, Adam Robinson, Princeton Review

TV weatherman fired after uttering racial slur on air

Go fuck yourself, Rochester. A TV meteorologist at an NBC affiliate in Rochester, New York was fired after being accused of using an on-air racial slur in reference to Martin Luther King Jr. However, WHEC chief meteorologist Jeremy Kappell says he simply "jumbled" his words during Friday's broadcast. A video posted to social media of Kappell's broadcast shows him apparently calling a park named for the slain civil rights leader "Martin Luther Coon King Jr. Park." WHEC general manager Richard ...
Tags: Video, News, Nbc, Racism, Mistakes, Rochester, Martin Luther King Jr, Rochester New York, WHEC, Jeremy Kappell, Martin Luther King Jr However WHEC, Kappell, Martin Luther Coon King Jr Park, Richard Reingold

Iran sacks state TV chief after uncensored broadcast of Jackie Chan sex scene

A broadcast of the 2009 crime drama The Shinjuku Incident cost an Iranian TV chief his job last week, reports the BBC. He forgot to censor a sex scene featuring star Jackie Chan. Iranian media said the "immoral" scene was aired by Kish TV in "total violation of Irib's regulations". Physical contact between men and women is not permitted on screen in Iran. Censors are also said to be required to remove men and women exchanging "tender words or jokes", unveiled women, close-ups of women's faces an...
Tags: Post, Movies, News, Iran, Bbc, Mistakes, Jackie Chan, Kish TV

White Mirror: How did Microsoft's 2009 predictions for the world of 2019 hold up?

In 2009, Microsoft produced a video imagining the world of 2019. They did well with the software aspects of touchscreen interfaces and machine vision, but overshot the runway on bezel-less devices and the general ubiquity of touchscreens themselves. There's a touchscreen coffee mug! All the depicted applications (such as flexible high-FPS color e-ink) are shown without a batteries or other power sources. This is a mandatory omission in all such future fantasies. The clip is a general reminder...
Tags: Post, News, Microsoft, Youtube, Mistakes, Harry Potter, Futurism

Porch thief collared

Since it turned out the glitter bomb bait box was a hoax, I've finally accepted that nothing online is real. But this sure does look like a video of a porch pirate getting his ass ran down and beaten, complete with comical running back and forth, all set to the Benny Hill theme tune.
Tags: Video, News, Theft, Mistakes, Benny Hill

Man who invented Keurig K-Cups regrets it

John Sylvan, the Keurig engineer who invented the K-Cup pod coffee system in the 1990s, regrets his mistake. It was intended for the corporate service market and the idea that people have these things in their homes leaves him "absolutely mystified." He says he doesn't begrudge the company for its success, or for wanting to make money, but he does question consumers' slavish devotion to the things. The company's latest product, the Keurig 2.0, which allows users to use pods to make larger cups a...
Tags: Gadgets, Post, News, Mistakes, Keurig, Christ, Keurig K Cups, Sylvan, John Sylvan the Keurig

Avoid these seven mistakes all beginner landscape photographers make

We all make tons of mistakes as photographers, but naturally, we tend to make more of them when we’re just starting out. While learning from our own mistakes is effective, it’s a painstaking process. After all, learning from mthe istakes of others is better because “you can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” […] The post Avoid these seven mistakes all beginner landscape photographers make appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Inspiration, Mistakes, Landscape Photography, Landscape Photographer, Landscape Photography Tips, Nigel Danson, Beginner Photographer

If You Fail at Tempering Chocolate, You Can Always Make Truffles

I was making peppermint bark last weekend, a treat this very website has described as “incredibly easy,” and I fucked it up. I had poured a layer of perfectly-tempered dark chocolate onto a parchment-coated sheet pan, and then I mixed peppermint oil into my white chocolate. Just as I was about to pour the white…Read more...
Tags: Cooking, Mistakes, Treats, Chocolate, Lifehacks, Candy, Kitchen Fails

5 common camera setting mistakes beginning photographers make

Learning how to properly handle the camera is the most important aspect of improving your photography. While composition, light and post-processing have a big visual impact, they are second in line when it comes to where your priorities should be in the beginning. Fellow photographer Ugo Cei has talked about a neat little trick he […] The post 5 common camera setting mistakes beginning photographers make appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Photography, Tutorials, Mistakes, Landscape Photography, Ugo Cei, Beginner Photographer, Christian Hoiberg

Penis facials contain foreskins of circumcised infants

"And not everyone is happy." the controversial trend is back in the spotlight—and not in a good way. Penis facials are receiving a lot of backlash following a November 21st Instagram post by actress Kate Beckinsale, who captioned her photo, “After a long flight I do like to lie down and be covered in a mask of liquified cloned foreskins – frankly who doesn’t?” Among the outlets elaborating on this story are People and The Guardian. The penis facial is $650, but there's a two-year waiting list. I...
Tags: Post, News, Kate Beckinsale, Mistakes, Skincare, EGF, Liquified Cloned Foreskins, Hyporeality, Light On Penis

Samsung faked a smartphone portrait with a stock photo taken with a DSLR

Samsung's latest phones have a "portrait" mode that cleverly fakes the look of a shot taken with a fancy lens on a full-frame sensor. But a picture they used as an example in an ad turns out to be a stock photo taken with a high-end DLSR. Moreover, the photographer, Dunja Djudjic, has a blog and is currently murdering Samsung. My first reaction was to burst out into laughter. Just look at the Photoshop job they did on my face and hair! I’ve always liked my natural hair color (even though it’s tu...
Tags: Gadgets, Post, Photography, News, Samsung, Mistakes, Plagiarism, Huawei, Dslr, Dunja Djudjic

What happens if you drink a liter of soy sauce (spoiler: nothing good)

In this chilling video, YouTuber oncologist Chubbyemu tells the story of a woman who colon-cleansed by drinking a liter of soy sauce—which would be about 200g of sodium on top of whatever other crap is in there, five times the lethal dose. The internet has long been a place to go for bad advice, but now more of it is malicious and no-one can tell. Things did not go well for her.
Tags: Health, Video, News, Mistakes, Chubbyemu

Code recreates Pfizer's 1956 effort to procedurally generate drug names

Procedural generation isn't just for video game landscapes and galaxies. The technique for creating vast amounts of realistic but uncannily superficial content goes back a long way. Pfizer used it to generate drug names in 1956, feeding code to an IBM mainframe and getting potential products in return. James Ryan (@xfoml) posted excerpts from news article from the time (above), and it's fascinating to read how it's described for a mid-1950s lay audience to whom computers and their ways were utte...
Tags: Post, News, Drugs, Mistakes, Ibm, Pfizer, Procedural Generation, Procgen, James Ryan @xfoml

DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather fined over posts promoting fraud-tainted cryptocurrency

DJ Khaled and Floyd Mayweather both pitched deals to their followers, but did not disclose or admit they were paid to do so. Both are being fined as a result of the undisclosed sponsorships, which were, of course, for sleazy cryptocurrencies. Both took money to promote Centra Tech, an ICO that eventually led to fraud charges for several of its masterminds. The SEC found that Mayweather took $100,000 to promote the Centra token, as well as $200,000 to promote two other ICOs, in posts like an Inst...
Tags: Post, News, Mistakes, SEC, Cryptocurrencies, Floyd Mayweather, Dj Khaled, Mayweather, Centra, Floyd Crypto Mayweather, Centra Tech

Marriott admits hack exposing "as many as 500 million" travelers

Stayed at a Starwood hotel in the last five years or so? Every one of you and more—as many as 500 million people, says owner Marriott—are implicated in what would be the second-largest hack of all time. The company said Friday that credit card numbers and expirations dates of some guests may have been taken. For about 327 million people, the information exposed includes some combination of name, mailing address, phone number, email address, passport number, Starwood Preferred Guest account info...
Tags: Post, News, Yahoo, Hacks, Mistakes, Marriott, Starwood

Single Most Important Piece of Advice for Every Graduate (And The Rest Of Us)

None of us escape this inevitability in life. But not all of us do this with it. Would the perfect person among us please raise their hand. Yes, exactly, none of us get through life without making multiple blunders. In fact the greater your passion for anything, the more creative and innovative you are, the ...
Tags: Leadership, Advice, Innovation, Mistakes

Welcome To The Internet, the tracksuit

The Welcome To The Internet tracksuit [] features a classic image so thoroughly buried in sedimentary layers of meme and merch that it's no longer easy to locate the original through the usual means: the cover of a Scholastic book from 1999 [Amazon]. The illustrator is Donald Grant, whose page on Behance has contact info if you're looking to commission a sequel.
Tags: Art, Post, News, Mistakes, Nostalgia, Behance, Donald Grant

Instagram "influencers" phished and accounts stolen

Instagram influencers are easy marks for phishers: they are unlikely to be security-savvy, are easily taken-in by marketing patter, have huge easily-grifted audiences, and Instagram won't even give them their accounts back afterward. Taylor Lorenz: For young influencers with no direct contacts at Instagram or Facebook, it can be nearly impossible to retrieve a stolen account. Hackers will change the contact email address and phone number and reset the username so the account is impossible to fi...
Tags: Post, News, Instagram, Marketing, Scams, Mistakes, Instagrams, Brooks, Taylor Lorenz, Tiktok, Faisal Shafique, Shafique

Baraboo High Schoolers give Nazi salute at junior prom

Baraboo High School's class of 2019 threw Nazi salutes for a staged photo at their junior prom this year. The photographer, named as Peter Gust, apparently removed it from his website and complained of the "malevolent behavior" of those spreading and criticizing it, but that did not stop it going viral. Though the Wisconsin school district claims to be taking action, it appears not to be merely a one-off stunt: since the photo was publicized, current and former students claim that the school...
Tags: Post, News, Nazis, Racism, Mistakes, Wisconsin, Trumpism, Jamelle Bouie, Picks, Sieg Heil, Baraboo Wisconsin, Jules Suzdaltsev, Baraboo High School, Wisconsin Nasty, Baraboo High Schoolers, Peter Gust

New York City man alarmed by presence of unusual cat (NSFW)

SPOILERS: Yes, it's obviously the back yard of a standard post-war British house. It's actor Michael Rapaport doing a voice-over on this video of , a divinely-inbred Chinchilla Persian from England.
Tags: Video, News, New York City, Mistakes, Wonderful Creatures, Michael Rapaport

Trumpy Bear: 22-inch toy with US flag stuffed inside

Trumpy Bear [Amazon] is a thing this holiday season: an incredibly expensive teddy bear with a blond wig stapled on and a flag stuffed into a "hidden zipper". Wittgenstein's advice is recommended: "What we cannot speak about we must pass over in silence." [via Snopes]
Tags: Video, News, US, Hell, Gifts, Mistakes, Trump, Wittgenstein, Trumpy Bear