4.5.19

#PornHub wants to buy Tumblr and bring back its NSFW communities

It’s amazing that Tumblr is still at all relevant. You’d think that in 2019 the microblogging platform would have gone the way of Friendster or, at the least, dipped into relative uselessness like Myspace. Yet somehow it managed to thrive — until Verizon came in and ruined all the fun. Now it looks like the floundering website may be saved by one of the Internet’s most popular destinations: PornHub.

Tumblr’s true decline began last year, when Verizon (which purchased Tumblr’s parent company, Yahoo, in 2017) decided it wanted to keep the platform PG. They banned all nude and adult content, and within months their traffic dropped 30%. What they failed to realize was that Tumblr had grown to become a comparatively safe space for NSFW users, especially those in the LGBTQ communities. Making matters worse, Verizon’s crackdown was so poorly executed that some non-pornographic material was getting banned, pissing off even the SFW users.

Racists tried forcibly tattooing N-word on a man’s neck — but spelled it wrong

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A group of three white people have been arrested after police say they tried to tattoo a racial slur on another white man’s neck — but failed when they wound up spelling it incorrectly.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports that police have arrested three suspects and are still seeking a fourth for allegedly assaulting a man in earlier this year.

Black church member sentenced to 10 years in 'Vote Trump' arson

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GREENVILLE, Miss. — A member of an African American church in Mississippi has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for burning the church, which was also spray painted with “Vote Trump” a week before the 2016 presidential election.

WLBT-TV reports 47-year-old Andrew McClinton was sentenced Thursday in Greenville. Circuit Judge Margaret Carey-McCray also gave him 10 years of supervised release after the 10 in prison. McClinton pleaded guilty to arson on March 28.

Black man vindicated after cop jumps into his SUV accuses him of attempted murder

imageMaryland man was finally vindicated after a police officer stopped him for a broken tail light, jumped into his car and beat him — and then accused him of attempted murder.

Kevin Sneed was offered a plea deal that would allow him to avoid jail if he admitted guilt, but the black man insisted he was innocent, and a jury ultimately agreed he was not guilty, reported WRC-TV.

A Price George’s County police officer stopped Sneed two years ago for a broken tail light, and because there was a robbery the previous night in the immediate vicinity, according to the incident report.

CDC tells consumers to stop washing raw chicken

Health officials once again warned consumers about the dangers of washing raw chicken before cooking it, citing the risk of spreading harmful bacteria to utensils or other foods. In a tweet sent out on April 26, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) linked to a series of steps that can help eliminate the chances of food poisoning while cooking at home.

If the Avengers was made in the 90s #MARVEL

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Eating More Rice Could Help Fight Obesity, Study Suggests

Eating rice may help prevent obesity, research suggests.

Experts found that people following a Japanese or Asian-style diet based on rice were less likely to be obese than those living in countries where rice consumption was low.

Researchers said low-carbohydrate diets – which limit rice – are a popular weight-loss strategy in developed countries but the effect of rice on obesity has been unclear.

The New York Knicks Front Office Putting In WORK During The Playoffs

While coach David Fizdale plans to soon attend playoff games with his youngest players, the club has ramped up its pro scouting during the postseason.

According to two NBA sources, the Knicks have blanketed the first and second round of the playoffs, with general manager Scott Perry dispatching pro scouts across the country to evaluate free agents/trade candidates.

This is not commonplace for most teams, and the Knicks did not do much playoff work last season.

Once the regular season ends, many clubs close down live pro scouting — mostly for budgetary reasons. Playoff teams conduct advance scouting against potential next-round opponents, but there isn’t a lot of team scouts still reviewing pro personnel.

23.4.19

Russell Wilson asks Ciara to take Future off Child Support Payments

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In a recent interview, Seattle Seahawk’s QB Russell Wilson said that he urged Ciara to take rapper Future off of child support.

“I don’t like seeing my son and my wife stressing about such a minuscule amount of money.” Wilson then stated that him and Ciara don’t need Future’s “Coins” and that he needs them more. “Ciara and her ex constantly argue because he’s not consistent and can go months without even paying. I can provide for my family without his little coins. I’m sure he needs the money more than we do. He’s got other kids in need, no need for him to over extend himself because we are set for generations ahead of us.”

Russell Wilson also just announced he signed a $140 million contract with over $100 million in guarantees and a $65 million signing bonus

21.4.19

YouTube TV costs $50 per month after another price hike & new channels

imageYouTube TV isn't immune to the latest wave of rate hikes plaguing the streaming world. The Google-owned service has announced that it's raising the base monthly price to $50 ($55 if you subscribe directly through an Apple TV), effective immediately for new subscribers and from May 13th onward for existing customers. You'll at least get something for your trouble, though, as YouTube TV will finally offer a host of additional channels.

You now have access to eight Discovery channels that include the original as well as Animal Planet, Food Network, HGTV, Investigation Discovery, MotorTrend, TLC and Travel Channel. Oprah Winfrey's OWN channel is coming later in 2019, and Epix's movie-oriented channel is available today if you're willing to spend extra.

The shake-up still represents a better bargain than most conventional TV subscriptions, and the Discovery expansion fills a large gap for curious types. This isn't going to please subscribers who've already had to endure a rate hike, though, and it could easily prove a headache for cord cutters who signed up for YouTube TV precisely to avoid paying for a growing number of channels they don't watch. While you're still likely to save money over cable or satellite, the difference won't be quite as clear as it was before.

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