Friday, August 18, 2017

"Family Jumps Rising Drawbridge in Car, Lands on Other Side"

NBC:

A family heading to Cape May, New Jersey, found themselves in an improbable situation earlier this month when a drawbridge lifted right underneath their car and they were forced to jump the opening

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A commercial fishing vessel was trying to pass under the bridge, and its radio communication was down, officials said. The bridge operator could not contact the large boat.

The operator later told police he was blinded by a sun glare when he checked the bridge for cars, expecting Naphys' vehicle to clear in time.

"By 2025, the U.S. Navy will add 20 more warships and 15,000 sailors — plus their families — to a San Diego region already reeling from high home prices and rents"

SDU:

“San Diego doesn’t have a lot of affordable housing,” he said. “So how do I dump 15,000 more sailors in this area and expect them to figure it out? I can’t."

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The median home price reached $543,500 in June, a nearly 10 percent increase over the 2016 price tag

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Disney Infinity 3.0 Scrapped Moana Footage







"What did Marvel look for in 'Inhumans'? Fast and cheap"

CNET:

Reiné's resume also includes a number of low-budget action movies like "Death Race 2" and "The Scorpion King 3", and this experience stood him in good stead. "I think they liked me for the job because I was able with my action movies to shoot in a very short time, or with very low budgets, action that looks like a big-budget movie,"

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Time was also a critical factor. "The schedule was super-tight,"

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"There was always a Marvel executive around me,"

"Facebook shut down an anonymous group used by its Trump-supporting employees after people started harassing one another"

"Facebook decided to pull the plug on the group one month after Trump was elected president."

"A Sixth Australian Politician Might Be A Dual Citizen And This Is Getting Ridiculous Now"

"Nash is the sixth politician that has been referred to the High Court under Section 44.1 of the constitution that says dual citizens are not allowed to serve in the Australian parliament."

"iOS 11 has a ‘cop button’ to temporarily disable Touch ID"

TV:

A new setting, designed to automate emergency services calls, lets iPhone users tap the power button quickly five times to call 911. This doesn’t automatically dial the emergency services by default, but it brings up the option to and also temporarily disables Touch ID until you enter a passcode. Twitter users discovered the new option in the iOS 11 public beta, and The Verge has verified it works as intended.

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Apple’s new method is a far more discreet way of locking out a phone, especially if you’re in a situation where you’re worried someone might force you to unlock your phone.

"Now you can see what Donald Trump sees every time he opens Twitter"

"we’ve created @trumps_feed, an account that checks whom Trump follows every five minutes and then retweets any new tweets from them over that period."

"As of June 30, the RNC has almost $45 million in the bank, while the DNC has just under $7.5 million, along with $3 million in debt."

"Months of post-election malaise hamstrung the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) fundraising over the first six months of 2017, creating a serious money gap with Republicans and raising questions about Democrats’ ability to take advantage of opportunities in the 2018 midterm elections."

Toys based on Tom Scioli's Transformers vs. G.I. Joe series are available for preorder

Minifigures (including his take on The Baroness), keychains, pins, and larger Megatron and Cobra Commander figures.

"About a dozen U.S. sailors are expected to face punishment for a collision in June between the USS Fitzgerald and a Philippines cargo ship"

GC:

Admiral Bill Moran, deputy chief of naval operations, told reporters the ship’s commanding officer, executive officer and master chief petty officer would be removed from the vessel because “we’ve lost trust and confidence in their ability to lead.”

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The sailors tied themselves together with a belt and rescued the commanding officer, who by this point was hanging from the side of the ship.

"A federal district court judge has ordered Costco to pay Tiffany more than $19 million for selling generic diamond engagement rings that were marketed using Tiffany’s name"

NYT:

The rings in question had a pronged setting that Costco said is “commonly known as a ‘Tiffany’ setting,” however, some of the display cases simply described the rings as “Tiffany” instead of “Tiffany setting” or “Tiffany style.”

Judge Laura Taylor Swain ruled on Monday that Tiffany is entitled to $11.1 million as profits for trademark infringement, plus interest, and $8.25 million in punitive damages, which was awarded by a jury in October.
Via.