Raising suspicions with his frequent trips to the bathroom, Gaioz Nigalidze was searched to no avail. But when they checked the stalls, they found a hidden iPhone. Running a chess app. With his current game set up. Logged into his Facebook account.
Abdul Rahim removed Nigalidze from the tournament and is sending a report to the International Chess Federation. It has had to create a commission to deal with the growing problems with cheating. In fact, this is not the first time cheating has been attempted.
An American player in 2002 tried the same approach in checking a chess simulation during trips to the bathroom. Indian player Umakant Sharma was caught cheating in 2006 using a small Bluetooth headpiece hidden inside his cloth cap. In 2008, the Dubai Chess Club banned an Iranian player after it was discovered he was receiving text messages from a friend watching a live stream of the game, according to Endgadget's [sic] Mariella Moon.
A three-year suspension from international competition awaits Nigalidze if the accusations are confirmed. Read the rest
This Haunted Mansion Lego set is up for your votes -- it's got mine! Read the rest
Imagining an incredible night sky of stars and star trails over the light polluted city of Los Angeles.
“Star Wars” fans and aviation geeks, hold on to your butts.
Vinyl Art by Daniel Edlen is hand-painted portraiture of musicians on vinyl records. Read the rest
This Curl-crested Jay, a bird in the same family as crows, lives at the Criadouro Onca Pintada breeding center in Brazil. Read the rest
Pay what you like for DRM-free ebooks featuring Basil Wolverton, pop surrealism, Hi-Fructose, Ron English and many more quality titles from our favorite underground press, Last Gasp. Read the rest
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS will be in theaters December 18, 2015.
Cat goes on car ride to outer space, mind is blown. Read the rest
“This is the British Scythe Champion against an experienced agricultural worker with a three-tine brushcutter, working flat-out.” Read the rest
The actor is signed on to voice the grumpy clock Cogsworth.
This basically reads as a checklist of our favorite fictional ladies.
Thank you, Nerdist, for making this highly necessary parody happen. Read the rest
That the battlefield of tomorrow will be abuzz with death is clear. Say hi to America's drone cannons. Read the rest
After spending more than a month in orbit on the dark side of dwarf planet Ceres, NASA's Dawn spacecraft has captured several views of the sunlit north pole of this intriguing world. Read the rest
The Shakespearean delights of Pop Sonnets, one of my favorite reads, are being collected in a new book to be published in October. Read the rest
How magnanimous of them! Your breasts are now appropriate for their "authentic and safe" environment, so long as you're not doing anything bad with them. But don't get any ideas: "close-ups of fully nude buttocks" are still unacceptable.
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