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10 May 15:51

Where Does The Cheese Belong In A Cheeseburger?

by Mary Beth Quirk
Dj10bear

bottom? really googs?

When you think of the ideal cheeseburger, where is the cheese in the sandwich equation — is it beneath the patty, or on top of it? That is the question Google’s CEO has now promised to address, after someone questioned the company’s cheese placement in its cheeseburger emoji.

Media consultant Thomas Baekdal pointed out on Twitter over the weekend that while Apple’s hamburger/cheeseburger emoji has cheese resting atop a beef patty, Google’s version sticks the slice underneath the meat.

RELATED: 5 Tips From A Pro Fro Cooking Up An Awesome Hamburger

Of course, Twitter users immediately started taking sides:

A glance at Emojipedia shows Google’s cheese is really standing alone on this one:

RELATED: We Tried It – 4 Ways To Cook A Burger That’s Safe To Eat But Doesn’t Taste Like Leather

Google is pledging to take swift action to resolve the controversy.

What do you think?

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02 May 01:34

A hermit crab using a human skull for a shell.

by /u/Gar1986
01 May 23:36

Arcade Raid! Louisiana, USA

by Tony

Another arcade raid to share this week on the blog. We’ve met collector Jay before here on Arcade Blogger in a previous raid article here.

This time round, Jay was given a lead about a warehouse in Bastrop, Louisiana. Stored within, he was told, were around 30 classic arcade machines. After significant research, he drew a blank in trying to establish ownership. The only thing he could do was drop by the location whenever he could, to see if there were signs of life.

After a few months, he got lucky. The shutters were up, and he saw someone milling around inside the property. After introducing himself, Jay enquired about the machines.

Jay was led in and shown around:

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Well, that’s not a bad start. Hulk Pinball, Space Duel, Space Zap, Cosmic Chasm, Pac-Man and Space Invaders

The immediate thing that struck Jay was the variety of cabinets stored here. Not just popular titles like Pac-Man and Space Invaders, but more obscure titles like Space Zap.

The owner it turns out, used to be an operator. He had a small arcade that he ran as a side business to his main operation – a motorbike dealership, some 30 miles south of the warehouse in the city of Monroe.

After a few months of success with the arcade, a serious crime took place in the arcade (the details of which aren’t relevant here). Suffice to say, it was bad enough for the owner to decide to close the place down and put all his games into storage. What this meant, was that all the machines were stored in remarkable condition, having been played for only a short period of time.

Jay’s timing couldn’t have been better. The owner wanted the space back, and a deal was struck for all 30 cabinets. He started to document and itemize what was there. Lucky for us, he took pictures! Here’s some of the highlights:

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A very dusty Midway Tron. Underneath the dirt, that’s a complete machine.
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The wear is cool on the side art, where players lean with their hands there as they play or watch. You’ll tend to find similar wear on original heavily played Pac-Man cabinets
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Nice looking complete Atari Millipede
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More dusty relics here. Atari Tempest and Williams Robotron
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Atari Space Duel. One of the last great Atari colour vector games
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Nintendo Mario Bros. Probably a Donkey Kong once upon a time
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No Arcade Raid would be complete without a Centipede right?
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Not everything was immediately accessible. Note the junk that had to be moved to get stuff out
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One of the more rare titles found – a Bally Satan’s Hollow
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I’ve yet to see one of these in the flesh. A Sega Subroc-3D. This is a very rare find
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Let’s take a closer look at the two pinball machines found. First up was a Striker by Gottlieb. A rare one this. Only 900 were made, and most were shipped overseas from the Gottlieb factory – obviously with soccer being a more popular sport outside the USA. The game featured some innovative game mechanics, with a swathe of flippers allowing players to “pass” the ball from one side of the playfield to another. It is highly unusual to find one of these State-side
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The second was another Gottlieb – The Incredible Hulk. Great art on this one

Jay needed help to clear everything out, so returned with a collector friend and two trailers:

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Of everything pulled from the warehouse, this is the only thing Jay has kept for himself. A cool coin operated 70s Coca-Cola dispenser
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Here’s the Centipede and a Universal cabinet out in the open finally. All ready to load up
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Here’s another rarity. A Sega Tac/Scan. Highly desirable colour vector game
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On the left, a Gorf conversion of some sort, and on the right, the great side art of the Sega Subroc-3D
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Frogger, Ms Pac-Man, another Gorf and a brace of Space Invaders. Lovely stuff!
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This Joust was in remarkable condition, with just a small amount of damage at the bottom

So with everything dragged out, it was time to load up and head home.

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Loading up the trailers was like a giant game of Tetris
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Trailer one loaded and ready to go!
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Trailer two! I spy a jukebox at the back and a Q*Bert in the middle
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The other side of trailer two. A Pac-Man in there under a blanket

The guys bid farewell, and drove away with their incredible haul of over 30 machines:

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This must have been quite a sight on the streets of Louisiana. A classic arcade convoy…

But the work didn’t stop there. Jay decided to sell most of the cabinets. The Cosmic Chasm alone paid for the whole raid (and them some), and the rest of the cabinets were cleaned up and sold onto other collectors all over the country.

This was a very satisfying rescue. With over 30 classic arcade titles saved and passed on to the community, Jay can be proud of this great Arcade Raid.

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An arcade token Jay found in one of the machines. Proof of the cabinets’ original location in Monroe, Louisiana!

Although this raid happened 15 years ago, Jay is still collecting. He stopped for many years but kept a few cocktails and cabarets, and is back to collecting minis. He owns around 20 games in various states of working and non working condition. With all but two driving games, most are cabarets or cocktails. I asked Jay about his thoughts on “raids” today become fewer and fewer:

What has hurt the warehouse raids more than anything is the Internet and Ebay. I know an operator with two full warehouses with 100’s of games that have been sitting for many years. He prices things by going to eBay and doubling the price of anything he finds.

So there you go – what a great raid, with a great variety of cabinets too. A nice mix of popular and less-known titles. Many thanks to Jay for sharing these pictures and background info with me.

More arcade raids soon!

See you next time.

Tony

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26 Apr 00:45

Old Nichols Library, Mill Race Inn, Waldorf Tabernacle on endangered list

Dj10bear

the ufo is over 100 years old.

Naperville's first public library, a turn-of-the-century Methodist tabernacle in Des Plaines and the last remnant of Geneva's former Mill Race Inn are among the suburban structures on Landmarks Illinois' list of the state's most endangered places.
25 Apr 00:21

Guy buys model airplane, actual airplane is 5 gates away.

by /u/NickDav14
20 Apr 00:26

My Dad discovered photoshop and added my Mom... poorly.

by /u/countesstwatwaffle
12 Apr 22:57

I’ve been a cabinet installer for over two years and I’ve never had this happen before.

by /u/bosbna
Dj10bear

mmmmmmmmmm

12 Apr 22:57

Throwing a sprite in the middle of the road, what are the odds? (x-post r/whatcouldgowrong)

by /u/eatfuks
31 Mar 01:03

Cumberland Circle reconstruction in Des Plaines beginning soon

A $4.6 million project to upgrade the traffic circle at the intersection of Golf and Wolf roads is expected to start Tuesday.
21 Mar 02:34

Me and a guy I met at a party wore the same mismatched socks

by /u/fubaryeezy
16 Mar 13:12

My rental car is on the left. Parked at a winery and came outside to find this.

by /u/renaissance_boy_
03 Mar 03:07

Let's get going on Des Plaines Theater project

Dj10bear

asshats

Letter to the editor: A Des Plaines writer urges the city to get going on the Des Plaines Theater renovation.
02 Mar 18:08

Probably my favorite cat photo

by /u/StarBringerKai
17 Feb 00:29

Twitter shuts down official Twitter for Mac app

Dj10bear

glad i dont use either because i am always ahead of the trendz

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Ubiquitous microblogging service Twitter on Friday announced an imminent end to its native Mac client, saying the change comes as part of efforts to maintain a consistent user experience across all platforms.
16 Feb 21:06

Apple Employees Keep Running Into the Spaceship's Glass Walls

by HYPEBEAST
Dj10bear

idiots

Although Apple's new headquarters just opened last month, it may already need a round of renovations. According to insiders at Apple's Cupertino spaceship campus, employees have been walking into the facility's glass walls since it opened.

The building's work spaces, known as "pods," feature plenty of glass walls meant to inspire collaboration -- a feature that's as optimistic as it is inconvenient. Naturally, with employees walking the hallways while staring at their phones, the transparent blockades have resulted in repeated staffer collisions. Reportedly, efforts to prevent danger include sticking Post-It notes on danger zones in an attempt to stave off accidents in high-density areas.

Read the entire story over on Bloomberg's site.

Meanwhile, Apple has its hands full with a more pressing issue: an iOS bug crashing iPhones and disabling iMessage.

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07 Feb 15:44

Girl Making Popcorn

by /u/SouthPaw-Wanker
05 Feb 14:20

Newsbytes: Billy Mitchell & Nolan Bushnell Controversies

by arcadehero

Well the end of this week turned into a weird roller coaster of news for arcade stuff. As the two main items ended up soaking up all my time, that’s all we’ll be discussing.

I’ve not personally met with or done business with either Mitchell or Bushnell, in case that disclaimer needs to be said.

Gamer Of The Century Billy Mitchell Accused Of Cheating On Certain Scores For Donkey Kong

UPDATE: Billy Mitchell has responded by appearing on an online show behind a paywall. As such, I don’t have the video of it yet, which is supposed to be uploaded to YouTube on Thursday. A user on the Twin Galaxies forums uploaded a partial transcript of the interview which is a bit long and covers other items, mainly that he has an attitude of all the press is good since he’s booking more deals than ever. To distill his defense for you, he is claiming that the video that the original accuser used for the analysis wasn’t Billy’s ; that Twin Galaxies has a video that should vindicate him in terms of showing a crowd and the images. Said video was not shown on the chat

Another claim against Mitchell is that the MAME pattern appears to be used in this video as well but is difficult to ascertain by just pausing a YouTube video and trying to go frame by frame. Mitchell mentions this video in the interview.

In My Opinion: I think that the best way to resolve any of this would be to have a second, independent analysis on it all. Not from Billy’s friends nor his haters, just someone without any monetary investment in it or an axe to grind. Also, I think that for any live events, the referees shouldn’t be “good friends” with Billy or any other competitor. The first KoK covered that somewhat bizarre setup for the competitive gaming circuit and I think that it taints the whole process.

Original Post: I saw this start to explode on social media the other day and was waiting to see if there was a response from Mr. Mitchell himself in regards to the issue but there is none I have seen at this moment in time. I want to be careful about this stuff as we’ll see in the next piece of news, Trial By Internet Witch Hunt is an extremely easy trap to fall into.

If you’re visiting AH, then you already know who Billy Mitchell is to some degree. Some love him, some hate him. To the former crowd, this allegation that he cheated on certain Donkey Kong scores by using MAME when he claimed he did them on a live machine is scandal; to the haters it’s vindication for ‘what they always knew to be true.’  Venture Beat has an article that distills some of the history along with the accusations.

That all said, the accusation is thoroughly detailed and documented here, showing comparisons between how MAME and a true arcade board will draw Donkey Kong’s screen; if MAME were used, it is easy to rewind and retry an attempt, thus making it possible to cheat. If true, this calls into question other non-refereed submissions but I am even seeing some say that all of his scores should be pulled regardless.

If Mr. Mitchell posts a defense to these accusations I’ll be sure to share them here. THere is another Kong Off coming up in April so if he goes, that would be a chance to show that he can

Nolan Bushnell Is Not The Harvey Weinstein Of Video Games

Unless you’ve been living in the wilderness without any internet access for about a year then you have heard about the “MeToo” movement that has rocked Hollywood in scandals over the improper use of a powerful position to get sexual favors in exchange for better acting jobs. Said movement has had it’s share of champions and critics but when trying to apply the same concepts to the arcade/video game industry, this one was way off the mark.

With Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell, like Billy Mitchell he has his fans and his detractors. His contributions to the video game and arcade business are well-known so we don’t need to recap that.

Recently, the Game Developers Conference announced that it would be awarding Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell with a Pioneer award. This launched a “#NotNolan” hashtag campaign by Brianna Wu who alleged that because of the “MeToo” movement and certain stories surrounding the management of Atari in the 1970s, that it would be “wildly inappropriate” to give Bushnell such an award.

The Verge and Kotaku both ran articles carrying that same set of proxy accusations from Wu, the principle of which hinges on brief and somewhat vague descriptions of “hot tub board meetings” that are said to have taken place at Atari around 45 years ago. No one is condoning such meetings but by the descriptions there are many questions up in the air about them. Mainly was anyone threatened that they would lose their job if they didn’t participate? Who was “Ms. so and so”? Did she consent? If not, was she threatened or fired? Did she ever file a complaint? etc. etc. Without any first-hand accounts of a woman or women making such a claim, it leaves it as an apple to the orange of the situation surrounding Harvey Weinstein, who is the focus of criminal investigations for everything from harassment to rape (over a much longer period of time with dozens upon dozens of named accusers who have filed legal action against him).

What really bugs me about how this whole situation has shaken out so far, is that when you read those articles, notice that neither site nor the GDC bothered to reach out to women who worked at Atari to get their side of it.  Why wouldn’t you do that, especially when there is no first-hand accuser? Are the women who worked there with Bushnell not capable of providing a fair and accurate assessment of the events that they were present for?

It’s not so much about the award here – a man’s reputation is being smeared which can jeopardize his current (he’s a co-founder and is on the board of Modal VR) and potential future business dealings – something that matters to the livelihood of him and his family. In doing a current internet search of his name, the accusations are all that are getting attention, not any defense. No, we’re not in a court setting here but basic legal concepts such as presumption of innocence and the right to defend yourself against accusers still matters.

Fortunately Historian Curt Vendel noticed this and took action on his Facebook group Atari Museum to ask for comments from any women who did work at Atari during the Nolan days. It’s a closed group so you would only be able to see it if you are a member so I’ll share some of what is there.

Elaine Shirley was the first woman to comment on this as she provided a statement to Replay Magazine. Elaine joined the company in 1973 and stayed on at the coin-op division until 1999. She currently works at GlobalVR where she has been for many years.

Those were the times. He [Nolan Bushnell] hit on women and they hit on him. If the #MeToo movement was active when Atari was alive, I think half our company would be charged. To my knowledge, no one ever did anything they did not want to do.
“In truth,” Shirley continued, “I think there were at least the same or more aggressive women at the company. I am not condoning any inappropriate violations related to the #MeToo movement, but I think the movement needs to relate to the era in which the ‘violation’ occurred. However, there are some lines that can never be crossed (especially with children or sexual assaults) no matter what era it was.”
She continued that there was a time when two salesmen in the industry complemented her at a trade show, saying she had the “best legs in the industry.”
“That would not be acceptable now, but it did not bother me,” she said. “They should give Nolan the award,” she concluded.
I also briefly talked with Elaine about this in an email in regards to another issue and she reiterated to me that she never witnessed any non-consenual pressure around Mr. Bushnell (on the Facebook thread, she added “At Atari, there was NO hostile work environment.”) nor did she have any personal experiences that would have crossed a line.
Loni Reeder, Tanja King, Carol Kantor and Cecile Wood-Legullion all chimed in to share both positive stories of their time at the company and to speak out against the movement to tarnish Mr. Bushnell. Loni Reeder wrote the most detailed rebuttal, pointing out that she not only worked with Nolan at Atari but also was his business partner in the uWink venture some years ago and served as his publicist for a time. She refutted the claims with:
in this regard pertaining to Nolan – there is ZERO sexual assault or abuse – and the alleged journalist did not do their due diligence.

Using the ‘MeToo’ movement and a moment in time for which she [Wu] had no firsthand knowledge…………

And with zero complaints lodged against Nolan or complaints about the work culture by employees working at Atari during that time………..

And based on archival newspaper and magazine interviews with Nolan and others chatting about a work environment, time and culture that existed 40 years ago………

A work environment everyone – men and women – happily worked in TOGETHER… and partied in TOGETHER (or didn’t party in – there was no pressure and no judgement)…. an environment that has resulted in decades-long friendships, marriages, ‘little Atarians,’ business partnerships and frequent reunions……… providing us with amazing memories, and for most of us, spending the rest of our work careers attempting to replicate the MAGIC of the Camelot that we were lucky enough to work at.

By arming herself with a topical movement and being personally disgruntled and ‘offended’ by an environment existing 40 years ago which she played no part in – an environment she had ZERO first hand knowledge of………. and ‘intimating’ those of us who worked with or around Nolan, Al (Alcorn), the Gene’s (Lipkin and Landrum), Joe (Keenan), Steve (Bristow) and the rest of ‘Mahogany Row’ had been sexually assaulted, abused and disrespected by (in her estimation) abominations to the male species…….

Yes, based on her political aspirations, personal assumptions and libelous accusations against a man where no complaints have been raised or filed – she made a big, unfounded noise against Nolan – and the ‘Pioneer Award’ honor was withdrawn.

Atari was a large corporation with many facilities… but I worked in Corporate Headquarters, interfaced with every department in the company as a part of Communications, Security and Facilities groups……. and in being ‘adopted’ by the Coin-op and Industrial Design groups, I also spent a great deal of time in the Engineering (‘hot tub’) building, which would be the two locations where most of the fun and craziness occurred.

From my vantage point and having a first-person perspective of this time and the Atari environment, what has been done to Nolan is falsely mischaracterizing him for a lifestyle that did no harm or wrong to anyone.

Nolan created a company environment which opened the doors to many women into a field where they were never included before: HI TECH. Nolan never discriminated on any level and gave everyone a chance to prove on their own merits that they could be a part of Atari. From soldering boards to building arcade cabinets, drawing schematics and artwork to working on the assembly line.

For me personally, Nolan was the final word in my being hired at Atari – my first full-time job after college… he continued his belief in me years later, when we cofounded uWink in Los Angeles where I became an ‘equally compensated’ Vice President.

Nolan never profiled a person by their gender as to whether or not they were a fit for the job. He based his decision on the person’s skill, ability and passion for the job – because of that belief, we always rose to the occasion! We were a bonded teamship… AND A FAMILY.

Atari also saw a woman – the amazing Carol Shaw – go on to fame! [Carol Shaw is best know for River Raid, which she did while at Activison – Ed.]

For me, and I’m sure for other women who will weigh in……. while this ‘feminazi congresswoman wanna-be’ may believe she is doing ‘Atari womankind’ a favor, in reality, she has done us a disservice by creating victims where there were none.

Personally, I am extremely angered by her words and conduct in this matter… not just for Nolan, but for the women of Atari – all of us!

We ALL were, and remain to this day extremely strong and intelligent women…… and there isn’t any ‘man’ who would dare take advantage of us (not if they intended to procreate in the future!).

My other anger is the callous and unnecessary hurt I’m sure this matter has inflicted on Nancy and their kids and grandkids.

Finally… by not doing their due diligence before terminating the honor, the GDC did a disservice to Nolan, to my fellow Atarians – and to the truth.

Nolan was extremely gracious in this matter via his tweet… Hopefully the GDC will right this misstep on their part at some point in the future.

I likewise hope that the GDC comes to their senses on this issue but even if they don’t, it’s still important that people get the other side of the story beyond the clickbaits. I know that some ex-Atari staff have been by the site before – we’d be interested in hearing your input too. So far, the consensus I’ve read from people that know and have worked with him is that Nolan Bushnell wasn’t a saint but he is hardly the ‘scum of the earth’ either.
We’ll keep an eye on both issues and be sure to update in case there are any other major developments. What are your thoughts on these situations?

 

 

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01 Feb 17:03

My tow truck driver has a cat named Dixie with a matching safety vest.

by /u/JustOnesAndZeros
11 Jan 14:01

Apple servers briefly enabled signing of older iOS firmwares, allowing users to downgrade to earlier versions

Dj10bear

ching chong servers ping pow wang wong china

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Apple's servers started to sign older versions of iOS for a number of hours on Wednesday night, an issue that gave iPhone and iPad owners a brief opportunity to downgrade iOS to an earlier release, with some hardware found to be downgradable to iOS 6.
11 Jan 14:00

Meeting Keanu Reeves at a traffic light

by /u/unknown_human
08 Jan 19:16

This cat has an unsettlingly human face.

by /u/AVeryMadFish
05 Jan 15:56

Girl Scouts will attempt cookie dunking record in Rosemont

Some 5,000 Girl Scouts, family members and friends will try to set a world record Saturday in Rosemont for most cookies dunked into milk at the same time.
03 Jan 14:52

dual toe stoppie with shake. 1982. dig the skyway tuffwheels

by /u/motorusti
23 Dec 01:36

Apple Being Sued for 'Purposefully Slowing Down Older iPhone Models'

by /u/bromide992
Dj10bear

that mike kim sure is sneaky too bad he got caught!

20 Dec 14:27

Rich People Have Installed Anti-Bird Spikes in Trees to Keep Bird Poop Away from Cars

by Matt Novak
Dj10bear

this makes me mad

Nobody likes it when a bird poops on their car. But the residents of a wealthy neighborhood in Bristol, England seem to have taken this dislike to another level. They’ve installed anti-bird spikes on local trees. Humans really are the worst.

Read more...

20 Dec 00:44

Apple refunds Chinese woman after colleague unlocks her iPhone X using Face ID

by Dave
Dj10bear

lol

from https://www.techworm.net

Chinese Woman Gets Refund From Apple After Colleague Unlocks iPhone X With Face ID

The USP of Apple’s 10th anniversary premium smartphone, iPhone X is the Face ID technology used in the device that provides high security and cannot be tricked, according to the tech giant.

However, this Face ID technology failed when a colleague of a Chinese woman from Nanjing could unlock not one but two of her iPhone X handsets, reported the South China Morning Post.

The woman identified only by her surname Yan, from Nanjing, China told the Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation that her co-worker was able to unlock both her iPhone X – original as well as the new one Apple gave her as a replacement – on every single attempt.

The first time it happened, Yan called the Apple hotline but the support team apparently refused to believe her. In order to demonstrate the facial recognition problem, Yan went to the nearest Apple Store along with her colleague to show the staff what happened.

Apple staff at the store said the camera might be faulty and gave Yan a refund, which she used to buy a new iPhone X, reported the South China Morning Post. However, she faced the same problem with the replaced iPhone X prompting the store to offer a second refund, said the report.

It’s still not clear whether Yan has bought a third iPhone X with the refund money. Apple has yet to comment on the issue.
20 Dec 00:43

New MacOS malware steals bank log-in details and intellectual property

by Dave

From https://www.scmagazineuk.com
Security researchers have discovered a new, invasive OSX.Pirrit adware variant targeting Mac OS X that enables cyber-criminals to take full control of a user's Mac computer.
Security researchers have discovered a new, invasive OSX.Pirrit adware variant targeting Mac OS X that enables cyber-criminals to take full control of a user's Mac computer.
The malware has already infected thousands of Mac computers around the world. According to a blog post by Amit Serper, principal security researcher at Cybereason, while usual adware campaigns enable the attackers to flood a person's computer with ads, this malware not only bombards Macs with adware, it spies on users and runs with the highest user privileges, enabling hackers to leverage this adware to capture personal information on the users, including bank account logins and intellectual property of businesses.

“To my surprise, it's very active. Not only is it still infecting people's Macs, OSX.Pirrit's authors learned from one of their mistakes (They obviously read at least one of our earlier reports),” said Serper.

He added that unlike old versions of OSX.Pirrit that used rogue browser plug-ins or even installed a proxy server on the victim's machine to hijack the browser, this incarnation uses AppleScript, Apple's scripting/automation language.

“And, like its predecessors, this variant is nasty. In addition to bombarding people with ads, it spies on them and runs under root privileges,” he said.

Serper said that the malware uses AppleScript to injects JavaScript code directly into the browser. He added that the code is “a great example of how an adtech company is borrowing nefarious tactics found in malware to make it hard for antivirus software and other security products to detect them.”

“There is no difference between traditional malware that steals data from its victims and adware that spies on people's Web browsing and target them with ads, especially when those ads are for either fake antivirus programs or Apple support scams,” he said.

“As for OSX.Pirrit malware, it runs under root privileges, creates autoruns and generates random names for itself on each install. Plus, there are no removal instructions and some of its components mask themselves to appear like they're legitimate and from Apple.”

He said that a company called TargetingEdge created OSX.Pirrit and his research hasn't gone unnoticed by it.
“Cybereason has received a few cease and desist letters from a firm claiming to be TargetingEdge's legal counsel. The letters demand that we stop referring to TargetingEdge's software as malware and refrain from publishing this report,” he said.

Serper said around 28 other antivirus engines on Virus Total also classify it as such. “The authors of this software went through great lengths to mask themselves and distance themselves from it,” he added. TargetingEdge claimed that it develops and operates a “legitimate and legal installer product for MAC users,” and is not malware and doesn't include any features of malware.

Kelvin Murray, threat research analyst at Webroot, told SC Media UK that users need to report any changes to the search or browser settings of their device to the admin. Users need to be aware that these changes can just be one visible part of a much bigger problem. He adds, “In addition, admins need to take the usual security measures including software updates, AV, and user education. Both the admin and users need to see this as yet another sign that Macs are not “virus proof” as is so commonly assumed and often ignored. There is a need of a stronger focus put onto OSX as security vulnerabilities are becoming more apparent, especially taking into account the event of the MacOS High Sierra.”

07 Dec 17:57

Pantone Announces Color of the Year 2018

by HYPEBEAST

Since 2000, Pantone has been selecting a color of the year, summing up cultural touchstones in a single shade. For 2018, the color authority has decided upon Pantone 18-3838, better known as Ultra Violet.

Explaining that the complex color reflects our convoluted culture, the company took note of Ultra Violet's contrastingly provocative and introspective implications. Members of the Pantone Color Institute met to discuss everything ranging from food and fashion to politics and technological advancements. The color experts at the gathering noted purple's appearance in 20th century activist movements, '60s counterculture, recent runway shows and the Geneva Auto Show. With Prince receiving a tributary shade after his passing, it was decided that purple was entirely of the moment.

Although Pantone insists that its selection isn't made to impact fashion, trends or tastes, the company is offering a formula guide on its website to best elucidate how to utilize Ultra Violent in forthcoming designs. For more year-end awards, check out TIME's Person of the Year and GQ's Citizen of the Year

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05 Dec 18:13

Freight Train Running Down Middle of the Street with Caboose!

by Delay In Block Productions

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On October 29th, 2017, we found ourselves along the South Shore once again to chase assigned freight train three during its last week of operation. AF3, which interchanged with CSX at East Chicago at the time, was being abolished due to corporate changes at CSX. This job had been operating since the early 2000s, running over the CSX Garrett Subdivision mainline from the Miller Connection to East Chicago’s Peiguss Yard, providing railfans a unique opportunity to see the South Shore running at 60MPH over the former B&O mainline. After November 3rd, 2017, the South Shore would no longer utilize the Garrett Subdivision to interchange with CSX, but rather interchange with the Belt Railway of Chicago instead for all in-and-outbound traffic between the two railroads. Here, at Michigan City, Indiana, the train rolls down 11th Street after interchanging with CSX.

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20 Nov 14:18

World Endurance Championship Finale Interrupted By Precious Little Kitty Cat

by Stef Schrader on Black Flag, shared by Alex Hevesy to Jalopnik

Who’s a bad little fluffums? Bad kitty! Look what you’ve done, Snufferlumpapaws. Look at this big mess you made! You briefly yellow-flagged the season finale of the world’s highest rung of endurance sports car racing. Bad, kitty, bad! Bad! Bad!

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