Friday, September 24, 2021

"Not naming names, but many FBA aggregators are getting WRECKED by supply chain issues"

Interesting thread about companies that gobbled up promising Amazon sellers and are now getting hammered by supply chain disruption. 

"Thousands of scientific studies had to toss out weeks of data because of a 56-second TikTok video by a teenager."


Online research makes it so much easier. You program a survey... you put it online, and within a day, you have 1,000 responses,” [the director of the Behavioral Lab at the Stanford School of Business] told The Verge. “That changed the face of social science.”


The [platform Prolific] offers more transparency, promises to treat survey participants more ethically, and promises higher-quality research subjects than alternative platforms like Mechanical Turk.


The July 23rd video is short and simple. It opens with recent Florida high school graduate and self-described “teen author” ... sitting in her bedroom and smiling at the camera.

“Welcome to side hustles I recommend trying — part one,” she says in the video, pointing users to the website “Basically, it’s a bunch of surveys for different amounts of money and different amounts of time.”


In the days and weeks after [the teen author] posted her video, researchers scrambled to figure out what was happening to their studies. 

"NBA’s John Wall Reuses Fortnite Art for NFT—And Crypto Twitter Let Him Have It"


Most glaringly, the initial NFT teaser image was revealed to have repurposed a screenshot from Epic Games’ popular video game Fortnite, as social media sleuths quickly discovered. On top of that, the illustration appears to be strongly inspired by the character design from the “Boss Baby” film series.


Wall has since deleted his tweet with the teaser image


"Celebs really think they can come into an industry they know nothing about, never interact with the community, then launch a scam project they’ll abandon in three months?”

Parent asks Reddit for help after her five-year-old daughter asks for a worm theme for her birthday

The top result:

What a cool kid! I’m a (sea) worm taxonomist. I can’t guarantee I’ll be available, but if you’d be interested in having a little zoom or recorded presentation about worm science at the party, feel free to send me a message!


Oh, you would totally not have to pay me. I’d be delighted. Plus, I’ve never talked to kids about worms before, so I can’t guarantee it would be worth any money!

Which led to responses from others like this:

I would attend this! And so would my husband. He’s a scientist although in a totally unrelated field - he researches blood clotting disorders.

Some ideas:

Pin the Worm on the Apple is my thought.


Do dirt cup cupcakes with gummy worms, pink streamers, spaghetti in a bowl as a “touch the worms” game. 


Worm obstacle course: have the kids inch, wiggle, crawl and roll like a worm would through a course.

Super 7's newest Ultimates figures are based on 2001, and available for preorder

Some come with clever accessories, others are a little disappointing (sure hope this is a quirk of the license, and not that they're cutting back on accessories for the line):

Ultimate Warduke by NECA available for preorder

Warduke and Grimsword "Ultimate" figures available for preorder.

Today's funny posts


Silly zebra

♬ original sound - Valentina Trovato


Yalll is he going to be OK 😭💀😭💀

♬ original sound - hype nebula 😵‍💫

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Coca-Cola's Myst clone from 1998; Augmented reality sculpture; Shazam cover

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Revoltech Mickey Mouse figure in color and monochrome available for preorder

"Mickey Mouse Figure Complex Movie Revo No.13 Mickey Mouse" available for preorder with lots of faces and accessories:

Look at the faux light reflections painted on this Warhammer 40k sword

*See more miniatures.

"Mexican TV Host Who Once Proposed to Tom Brady Is on the Run After Allegedly Embezzling $146 Million"


[She] and her lawyer husband ... are accused of embezzling close to 3 billion pesos, which is about $146 million USD, from the Ministry of the Interior in 2016 and 2017, according to Uno TV.

On Sept. 10, a federal judge issued a warrant for their arrest.

There was an active shooter drill at Fort Meade today that the base accidentally verified as real

As part of the drill, reports of the active shooter were posted on the bases's Facebook page with the notation "exercise":

When real reporters called the base, public affairs officials thought they were role players and part of the simulation and gave them information about a fake crisis.


Multiple news outlets ... reported that an active shooter was on the loose in Fort Meade, Maryland, and had left a trail of bodies.


When public affairs officials answered their phones during the training, they began the conversations by saying "exercise, exercise, exercise," to indicate they were in the middle of a simulation, Jones explained. While that's standard procedure, public affairs officials did not verify that the people on the phone knew what "exercise" meant or whether the reporters on the calls were real.

"What should have happened is noting a real world reporter was calling about the exercise, and [we should] better identify a notional reporter," Jones said.

New "Tomes of Lost Magic" Humble Bundle features various adventures and sourcebooks for $1

Six adventures and sourcebooks, and three coupons for $1.

MAFEX New Batman Adventures Joker and Symbiote Spider-Man available for preorder

Multiple heads and accessories:


Today's funny posts


What is happening here? #camp_house #germanshorthairedpointer #creepertwins #pointer #donthatethedog #notaphoto

♬ original sound - Ja’am


♬ original sound - monaahmed1977

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Tinikling is amazing; Acrobatic moose; The darkened tower

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

USC's new quarterback does his eyeblack that way because he's an Anakin Skywalker fan

The Insight lander on Mars detected a 4.2 "marsquake" that lasted nearly an hour-and-a-half


This is the third major quake InSight has detected in a month


The quakes might not have been detected at all had the mission not taken action earlier in the year, as Mars’ highly elliptical orbit took it farther from the Sun. Lower temperatures required the spacecraft to rely more on its heaters to keep warm; that, plus dust buildup on InSight’s solar panels, has reduced the lander’s power levels, requiring the mission to conserve energy by temporarily turning off certain instruments.

The team managed to keep the seismometer on by taking a counterintuitive approach: They used InSight’s robotic arm to trickle sand near one solar panel in the hopes that, as wind gusts carried it across the panel, the granules would sweep off some of the dust. The plan worked

Fat Bear Junior 2021 starts tomorrow

You can see before and after photos of the competitors here.

Today's funny posts


Reply to @joycesaurous well thank you!

♬ original sound - DeAnn_N_Alyssa


This confusing behavior is also the absolute#dog#dogchallenge#dogsoftiktok#doglove#foryou#dogtiktok#fypシ

♬ original sound - michalegerlach


No poker face #guilty#fyp#dog#dogsoftiktok

♬ original sound - Kbaileyrn

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Transparent WiiBoy; Rooster-faced helm; Luke's green milk bottle was CG

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

What If? Hydra Stomper and Steve Rogers by Hot Toys available for preorder

The Hyrda Stomper has light up eyes and reactor, and and opening cockpit. Available with or without Rogers. Captain Carter available separately.

Today's funny posts


Yes, this is amazing! #flowergirl #ringbearer #weddingparty #weddingintroductions #wedding #njwedding #weddingplanner

♬ Originalton - Elena

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Monstrous Blitzwing illustration and sculpture

Monday, September 20, 2021

T-shirt and helmet based on "Detroit Lines" rebrand

Three of Emily Zugay's logo redesign tiktoks:


Putting my degree to use

♬ original sound - Emily’


Reply to @willie3341 easy

♬ original sound - Emily’


Reply to @adobe here you go

♬ original sound - Emily’

The Lions' social team knew a winner when they saw it:


Reply to @emilyzugay Safe to say your redesign was a huge hit 😌 #DetroitLions #OnePride #nfl

♬ original sound - Emily’

@schoolpride #stitch with @detroitlions @emilyzugay ♬ original sound - SchoolPride