Archive | October 2017

When it’s Halloween and all you wanna do is watch the World Series

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Cruel fate put Game 6 of an incredibly exciting World Series on the same night as Halloween.

If you were a sports fan with kids — or lived in a neighborhood full of trick-or-treaters — this was pretty much torture. Fans of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, and just baseball in general were faced with some tough choices.

TRICK OR TREATERS MADE ME MISS THAT HOME RUN #WorldSeries

— Paul F. Tompkins (@PFTompkins) November 1, 2017

Some people straight-up pretended they weren’t home.

Front light off. Curtains closed. No time for Trick-or-Treaters. It’s World Series time#Game6

— David Andrews (@Metfan2442) …

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This entry was posted on October 31, 2017, in Mashable.

Chance the Rapper dressed up as one of hip-hop’s greatest for Halloween

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Halloween’s in full swing, with celebrities dropping costume snaps on Twitter and Instagram with gusto.

From Gwyneth Paltrow’s slam dunk of a Seven spoiler to Beyonce and Jay-Z’s get-up as iconic duo Lil’ Kim and Notorious B.I.G., Halloween’s been a fruitful venture for celebrity costumes, and here’s another humdinger for you.

Chance the Rapper and his partner, Kirsten Corley, have dressed up as iconic besties Tupac Shakur and Jada Pinkett-Smith for Halloween, even recreating an iconic photo for the occasion.

Pinkett-Smith befriended Shakur early in his career in Baltimore. It was a relationship Pinkett-Smith …

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This entry was posted on October 31, 2017, in Mashable.

NASA’s jack-o’-lanterns are next level

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Watching the annual NASA Jet Propulsion Lab pumpkin-carving contest is a great way to feel insecure in your own skills.

The scientists pulled out all the stops and created science-inspired masterpieces out of the seasonal gourd. The video above shows the seventh annual contest in action. Other notable entries were posted on social media.

There was a Mars Curiosity rover pumpkin, a War of the Worlds fighting machine, and a take on the InSight spacecraft.

Happy Halloween! 🎃 Le concours de citrouilles de JPL a fait fort à nouveau cette année! Europa Clipper et Mars rovers à l’honneur! pic.twitter.com/QIzNhbszTA

— Gregory Dubos (@astroptere) …

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This entry was posted on October 31, 2017, in Mashable.

Gavin Newsom: How I found strength in my dyslexia diagnosis

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Editor’s note: Gavin Newsom is the lieutenant governor of California.

My day of reckoning arrived during Mr. Morris’s class in middle school. I strategically sat in the last desk in the last row of every one of my classes, my eyes cast down, listening as the clock ticked one notch closer to the time the bell would ring and dispel my anxiety.

But that day, the gig was up. Mr. Morris asked me to read aloud, and I stood at my desk shaking as I gripped the book in my sweaty hands and painfully stumbled through the paragraph, tripping over the words. My cheeks burned red with embarrassment. I slumped back into my chair, my classmates’ taunting laughter still ringing in my ears. …

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This entry was posted on October 31, 2017, in Mashable.

Spoiled brat Donald Trump Jr. uses kid’s candy to try to make a point about socialism

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Very rich person Donald Trump Jr., who inherited his wealth from his father, would like to make a point about socialism. To do it he’s going to use his innocent child, Chloe.

The president’s son tweeted a photo of his daughter Chloe looking sad on Tuesday holding up a bucket filled with Halloween candy. “I’m going to take half of Chloe’s candy tonight & give it to some kid who sat at home. It’s never to early to teach her about socialism,” he wrote.

OK.

I’m going to take half of Chloe’s candy tonight & give it to some kid who sat at home. It’s never to early to teach her about socialismpic.twitter.com/3ie9C0jv2G

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) …

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This entry was posted on October 31, 2017, in Mashable.

Hilton data breaches lead to $700,000 penalty

The attorneys general of New York and Vermont both announced today that their joint investigation into two Hilton data breaches has resulted in a $700,000 penalty and a promise to strengthen security. In February of 2015, Hilton was made aware of a c… …read more      

Slack went down, and the workers of the world united…on Twitter

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Slack went down, and workers were left scrambling.

The popular workplace collaboration client suffered “connectivity issues” late Tuesday afternoon (PDT), affecting access to the service worldwide.

Slack responded to tweets about the outage on Twitter, and on its status page — which had also been working intermittently — it said they were “actively investigating” the problem.

We’re sincerely sorry for the service disruption you’re seeing at the moment. We’re working on it with top priority: https://t.co/hlhV4ZiG7E

— Slack (@SlackHQ) …

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This entry was posted on October 31, 2017, in Mashable.