Daily Archives: March 28, 2017

Driver who hit deer told police she was distracted by a sasquatch

A northern Idaho woman who hit a deer while driving on U.S. Highway 95 told police she was distracted after getting a glimpse of a sasquatch in her rearview mirror, according to the Associated Press.

The woman, 50, was driving near Potlatch last Wednesday when she told sheriff’s officials there that she saw a sasquatch chasing a deer on the side of the road. She checked a rearview mirror to get another look. Seconds later, the deer ran in front of her vehicle, the AP said.

Authorities did not report any evidence of finding the elusive Bigfoot.

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Manny Ramirez gets unlimited sushi as part of Japanese baseball contract


Manny Ramirez hasn’t played professional baseball since 2014, but you’d never know it by looking at his new contract with Japan’s Shikoku Island League.

The former MLB outfielder, who played in 12 All-Star games and won two World Series Championships throughout his major-league career, will reportedly be entitled to unlimited sushi as part of his new contract with the Kochi Island Fighting Dogs.

Ramirez, 44, first reached an agreement with the Fighting Dogs in January, but certain details of his contract were not made public until they were published online over the weekend.

In addition to Ramirez’s all-you-can-eat sushi, his contract also entitles him to several other perks, reports Yakyubd.com, via The Boston Globe. The swankiest among them include the use of a Mercedes, along with a driver, a private hotel suite during road games– and the option to skip practices whenever he wants.

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3D animal print underwear with EARS! | Dangerous Minds

Boing Boing just hipped me to these unusual women’s animal-themed underwear with ears! They’re adorable in an odd sort of way. I’m not sure they’d be everyday underwear.They come in a variety of different animals such as cats, foxes, pigs (my personal favorite), raccoons and squirrels.You can get them here for around $8.99 each. It looks like there’s limited stock on a few of these, so you may want to hurry if you just gotta have ‘em!

Source: 3D animal print underwear with EARS! | Dangerous Minds

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Siri sends users who ask for prostitutes to a Toronto bar

People will use Siri to find almost anything. She just might not give them the right directions.

Apple’s voice-activated search function has been directing Toronto users who ask about prostitutes to a Little Italy bar that, owners say, is definitely not a place to find them.

Alvin Acyapan, co-owner of Meltdown eSports Bar on College St. near Ossington Ave., says he began receiving mysterious late night calls shortly after the establishment’s grand opening in November 2016.

Each time Acyapan answered, there was a voice on the other end, asking for an escort.

“I thought people were getting the wrong number or maybe it was a prank by someone listing our phone number on some unscrupulous website,” said Acyapan, whose personal cell phone doubles as the business’s main phone line.

Finally, on Sunday, a caller asking after “prostitutes” revealed that Siri had given him Acyapan’s number.

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Hackers Use $5 Speakers To Control Smartphone And Fitbit Using Sound Waves

We can control a smartphone using our voice, why not the hackers? You might have read about voice commands neatly stuffed into YouTube videos can be used to take down a smartphone. They can do it in other different ways going beyond software. And their control powers are not limited to smartphones, but it can include Fitbit, toys, cars, or other things that house an accelerometer sensor.A team by Kevin Fu at the University of Michigan has devised a way to agitate the spring-suspended capacitive MEMS accelerometer of a device to make it think the device is in motion.Using correctly curated sound waves emitting from a speaker, they can control any app on the smartphone or another device. During their experiments, they made a FitBit band count steps while it was sitting peacefully at one place. They were also able to make a Galaxy S5 spell out the word WALNUT in the graph readings.

Source: Hackers Use $5 Speakers To Control Smartphone And Fitbit Using Sound Waves

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Fourteen Men and Women Arrested for Slaughtering Sheep and Stripping Naked at Auschwitz

Police in Poland have arrested 14 men and women who slaughtered a sheep and stripped naked at Auschwitz.

The group, aged 20 to 27, later chained themselves together at the former Nazi death camp’s front gate (pictured), which bears the words “Arbeit macht frei” (Work makes you free).

Their identities have not been confirmed, though it has been established that the activists comprised both Poles and foreigners. It’s been suggested they were protesting against the conflict in Ukraine.

According to reports, the men and women draped a white banner with the red text “love” over the gate and filmed the exercise with a drone.

Guards at the site, which is now a museum, immediately intervened and police said that all those involved had been detained. The museum was temporarily closed.

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Alone in the Wild for a Year, TV Contestants Learn Their Show Was Canceled 

The remaining contestants on a reality television series have emerged after surviving 12 months in the Scottish wilderness — fending off hunger, infighting and fatigue — only to learn that the show stopped broadcasting after four episodes, the last of them in August.The show, “Eden,” was billed as a unique social experiment in which 23 men and women living in isolation “would take on the challenge of building a new life and creating a society from scratch,” according to a statement promoting the show.The contestants were taken to a 600-acre estate on the remote Ardnamurchan peninsula on the west coast of Scotland, which is known for its forests, lochs and beaches.But “Eden” proved to be anything but paradise.Over time, all but 10 contestants quit the show, The Press and Journal of Aberdeen, Scotland, reported. Those who left cited concerns about health and safety, boredom and swarms of tiny biting insects called midges.

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Judge who ordered man remotely shocked in court faces $5 million lawsuit

A disrobed Maryland judge who ordered a bailiff to remotely shock a defendant in court with a 50,000-volt charge is now being sued on allegations of civil rights violations. While facing a weapons charge, the defendant was acting as his own attorney when then-Charles County Circuit Court Judge Robert Nalley ordered a deputy to remotely engage the man’s ankle-bound “stun cuffs” for about five seconds.

Courtroom video shows Delvon King—who despite the judge’s orders won’t stop talking—falling to the ground and screaming in pain during a hearing about what questions should be submitted to prospective jurors. According to the video of the 2014 episode, the judge told the courtroom deputy, “Mr. Sheriff do it, use it.”King then hit the floor and screamed in agony, according to the video.”All right we’re gonna take five and I’ll be back,” the judge said before he left the courtroom. All the while, King was on the ground and moaning.

Source: Judge who ordered man remotely shocked in court faces $5 million lawsuit | Ars Technica

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Pornhub Says It Will Plow Snow in Boston for Free

When Boston plow truck drivers get to work clearing snow during tomorrow’s big storm, they’ll have some help—from Pornhub.

Pledging to assist anyone who “wants to get plowed,” the adult entertainment site says it is sending out a fleet of branded trucks to clean the city’s streets and parking lots for free.

“The Pornhub team understands that by this time of year, most cities have run up their budget in snow removal,” Pornhub Vice President Corey Price tells Boston, “and we thought we’d lend a hand in getting our fans plowed.”

The cheeky service, which is only being offered in Boston and New Jersey, is slated to begin when the flakes start falling overnight and continue for the duration of the storm, Price says. Each of the trucks—he says there are more than two dozen of them—will have the porn website’s black, white, and orange logo on their plows and doors.

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Prosecutors hack phones seized in inauguration protests 

Prosecutors are trying to pull data from 100 locked phones seized during arrests made in Washington on Inauguration Day, according to court papers filed Wednesday.The officials said they have search warrants to extract data from the phones, which were taken by law enforcement officers on Jan. 20 from 214 individuals arrested on felony rioting charges related to demonstrations protesting the inauguration of Donald Trump, according to a BuzzFeed report.The filing suggests that even though the phones are locked, prosecutors have copied data from them, although it doesn’t describe their methods. Prosecutors said in the filing they expect to “produce all of the data from the searched [phones] in the next several weeks.”Wednesday’s filing comes amid a mounting war of words between tech companies and policy makers, who contend that terrorist groups are benefiting from encryption, the technology that jumbles communications and files so that only the intended recipient can read them. Tech companies have become increasingly diligent about including encryption in products and services in the wake of revelations about US government surveillance programs from documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

Source: Prosecutors hack phones seized in inauguration protests – CNET

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