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hasn't been funny or relevant since the 90's.
Film director Kevin Smith posted these pictures of himself to his Facebook page, one of which is the "after" picture of him having shaven his trademark facial hair. People familiar with Smith, what do you think? Does he look better with beard and mustache or without? And what on Earth would Silent Bob say? (Yeah, likely nothing.) -Via Uproxx
Is the video buffering down to 30FPS or is it the game?
This 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 sedan (chassis F7FT308710) is said to be the only four door made with the very rare, F-code supercharged 312ci V8. A one-year only option, evidence suggests that as few as 100 of these motors were built to meet NASCAR production quotas. Claimed a one-family car until 2000, it was then restored by Don Miller, former president of Penske Racing, and sounds to have remained in his collection until recently. Find it here on eBay in Lansdale, Pennsylvania for $94,900 OBO.
Documentation isn’t mentioned, but the seller claims the car was originally ordered (with full, up-front cash payment) by a moonshine runner who was locked up prior to delivery. 43 years later, a full restoration was conducted under Miller’s direction, and photos suggest it was an above-average quality job that seems to be holding up very well. We like the Gunmetal/Woodsmoke color combo, and imagine that such an unassuming, high-powered sedan would be an ideal machine for running illicit beverages across state lines.
Materials used throughout the interior and trunk look factory correct, including carpet, vinyl and cloth. The seats feature a very 50’s looking abstract pattern, and like most Detroit cars of the era we’d never get tired of soaking in the interior’s Jet Age design details.
Factory rated at 300 HP, NASCAR banned forced induction and multiple carbs the following year in an effort to reduce costs and level the playing field—regulation still in place nearly 60 years later.
Fitted with special, low-compression, 8.5:1 heads and belt-driven, centrifugal blower, the seller says that Ford and Paxton (manufacturer of the supercharger) actually knew power to be as high as 360 HP. A column-mount shift controls a heavy duty 3-speed manual, and sale appears to include a binder full of restoration photos as well as a photocopied Ford-issued supercharger shop manual.
We really like the story and history behind this one, and hope that the big claims are verifiable with further documentation. Provided all checks out, this car should be guaranteed access to any number of high-level shows and concours, and in between events would be a lot of fun to take to the occasional vintage drag night.
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Facebook earnings are out! And even though it's a slight beat, investors got a little spooked during the earnings call, when Facebook gave weak 2015 guidance.
Facebook revenue was $3.2 billion this quarter, nudging past Wall Street's expectation of $3.12 billion. Its advertising revenue was $2.96 billion, a 64% increase from the same quarter one year ago. The rest of it —$264 million came from payments, which is a 13% increase from the same quarter last year.
EPS is $0.43 versus an expected $0.40.
Other than that, Facebook fell exactly in-line with expectations. Its monthly active users were 1.35 billion, a 14% increase. Mobile monthly active users were 1.12 billion and daily active users were 864 million.
Facebook's mobile advertising revenue continues to grow. This quarter, mobile ad revenue was up to 66% of the company's total revenue. Last quarter it was 61%.
WhatsApp's numbers are also out. WhatsApp is the $22 billion chat application Facebook recently acquired. It lost $140 million last year and only generated $10 million in revenue. However, WhatsApp has 600 million monthly active users.
Zuckerberg says he'll continue to to invest in connecting the world over the next decade.
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Facebook just disclosed the financial performance of WhatsApp, the messaging app it acquired in a deal that was ultimately valued at $22 billion.
The numbers are unimpressive. Revenue was $10.2 million 2013. It had a net loss of $138 million in 2013. The bulk of that loss, or $98.8 million, came from stock based expenses. It burned $9.9 million in cash for operating activities in 2013.
These numbers are irrelevant, so there's no reason to freak out about it. Facebook didn't buy the company for its revenue. WhatsApp had only started to monetize its user base.
Facebook bought WhatsApp for its 600 million active users. Facebook has a not-so-crazy belief that an application on its way to a billion users can develop into a business worth more than $22 billion in the long run.
Here are the numbers, anyway.
Listen as impressionist Anthony Vincent performs Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” in 20 different styles.
Humanetics has been developing crash test dummies since the 1950s, beginning with aerospace research and eventually moving into automotive world. Now, 60 years later, it's developing the first obese crash dummy because, dammit, we love our 64-ounce Cokes and want to order a Doritos Locos Taco through an app .
Republicans don't have a recently deceased KKK Grand Dragon that was 3rd in command.
During the 2004 election, President George W. Bush increased his share of the black vote. He did so in part by questioning black voters’ support for Democrats at Democrat strongholds such as the Urban League’s annual convention, where he quoted Charlie Gaines:
Blacks are gagging on the donkey but not yet ready to swallow the elephant.
A new video produced by Rebel Pundit and titled, “Chicago Activists Unchained, Destroy Black Leadership,” reminds me of President Bush’s terrific Gagging on the Donkey speech.
In the potent new video, Chicago activists Paul McKinley, Mark Carter, Joseph Watkins and Harold “Noonie” Ward, explain that Black Americans are in an “abusive relationship with black leadership.”
The money quote is Paul McKinley’s description of the abusive relationship:
“They always talk about black on black crime, and when you hear the words black on black crime, the first thing you think of is a black man robbing you or breaking in your house, and that is a black on black crime. But lets take it one step further. There’s a black on black crime down in city hall, there’s a black on black crime down in all the state capitols in America, where all the black folks are voting against our interests.”
According to Rebel Pundit, even though McKinley, Watson, Carter and Ward are recognized as leaders among the community, local mainstream media refuses to give them a platform. Perhaps that has less to do with fact that they have all served time in prison and more to do with them questioning the injustice caused by the oppressive Liberal/Progressive Democrat agenda.
During his 2004 speech at the Urban League’s annual convention, President Bush also questioned black voters’ support for Democrats:
The transcript of President Bush’s address to the Urban League is available here. Ten years later, I still recommend you read the entire speech.
You can learn more about the Democrat Party’s history of past oppression and present exploitation of black voters by reading Angela McGowan’s book, “Bamboozled: How Americans are being Exploited by the Lies of the Liberal Agenda.”
wtf controllers are they using? not atari.
Unearthed with great fanfare (and its very own documentary) earlier this year, some of the long-buried collection of E.T. and other Atari game cartridges are getting their first public outing this week at the The Video Game Museum of Rome, a member tells Polygon.
The VIGAMUS, The Video Game Museum of Rome, is the first museum to feature the exhibit pulled from the, some feared, radioactive dump site in Alamogordo, New Mexico. VIGAMUS is the first Italian museum dedicated to interactive games. It was set up in 2013 under the auspices of the Ministry of Arts and Culture and Tourist to preserve, research and show physical and digital works linked to the digital medium.
The exhibit, entitled "E.T. The Fall: Atari Buried Treasures,"...