British comedian/writer/prankster Robert Popper recently managed to convince a radio host that embattled UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown once did something inappropriate with a tangerine. One after another, tabloid press and lazy legit papers picked up Popper's prank call as real. The result: Tangerinegate (more here). Biggest coup, IMO, was the Hong Kong animators bringing it to life.
This little clip of video has gone viral today, and it really captures quite a moment. CNN's Kevin Liptak: "Trump at the court as crowd chants 'vote him out' — it's rare for this President to see his opposition this up-close and in-person." The viral footage serves as a reminder that Trump is a historically… READ THE REST
Russian authorities seized Alexei Navalny's Moscow apartment while the opposition leader was still in a coma, said Navalny's spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh on Thursday, blaming a powerful and wealthy figure in Russia linked to the Kremlin. Navalny was released from hospital in Berlin yesterday, and continues to recover there before a planned return to Russia. Navalny's… READ THE REST
Alexei Navalny, Russian opposition leader and critic of Vladimir Putin, has been released from the hospital in Berlin where he was treated for poisoning by a Russian military nerve agent Novichok. Navalny intends to return to Russia when he has recovered further. From the Washington Post: According to his team, Navalny intends to return to… READ THE REST
Standardized testing is the worst. The stress during the buildup. The worry about whether you're learning and studying the exact items that will show up on the test. And perhaps the worst part, the knowing that this single performance, with no context for who you are, where you came from, how much you've grown or… READ THE REST
With all the streaming services you're subscribed to now, do you really need cable anymore? Sure, local channels provide content that streamers can't match, but what else are you watching on cable channels that justifies that massive monthly cable bill? We're all trying to save cash, so cut the cord permanently but smartly, but dumping… READ THE REST
DevOps moves so fast they had to mash two words together into the job title so they could be said faster. It's a process of lightning-fast experimentation and iteration. Try something, see if it works, optimize it, and move forward. It's a constantly charging sequence of events that requires more than just the development talent… READ THE REST