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Al Gore: Offshore drilling is just propping up a DYING fossil fuel industry

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It’s pretty well known that Al Gore himself is keeping the fossil fuel industry alive and well on his own … have you seen the guy’s mansion? And those international flights aren’t solar powered either.

Still, of course Gore was going to weigh in Thursday when news broke that President Trump was planning to reverse Obama-era regulations on offshore drilling in an effort to spur fossil fuel production.

Read more: https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2018/01/04/al-gore-offshore-drilling-is-just-propping-up-a-dying-fossil-fuel-industry/

‘Bomb cyclone’ to slam East Coast as winter storm continues to bombard US

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A “bomb cyclone” is set to dump snow and ice Wednesday across parts of the East Coast that rarely see winter weather, the latest bombardment of frigid weather that’s brought freezing temperatures to vast portions of the United States.

The National Weather Service said Wednesday a mix of snow and freezing rain was expected to move across along the East Coast from Florida to North Carolina before rapidly strengthening at sea.

The weather service warned a so-called “bomb cyclone” will bring “blizzard conditions” across portions of eastern New England late Thursday.

“This winter storm is forecast to bring the potential for a mix of freezing rain/sleet/snow from portions of northern Florida to North Carolina, and snowfall northward along portions of the Mid-Atlantic into northern New England,” the NWS said in an advisory.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, bombogenesis or bomb cyclone “occurs when a midlatitude cyclone rapidly intensifies, dropping at least 24 millibars over 24 hours. A millibar measures atmospheric pressure.”

‘BOMB CYCLONE’ WINTER STORM TO HIT US EAST COAST: WHAT IS IT?

“This can happen when a cold air mass collides with a warm air mass, such as air over warm ocean waters. The formation of this rapidly strengthening weather system is a process called bombogenesis, which creates what is known as a bomb cyclone,” NOAA said.

Winter Storm Warnings stretch from Florida to New England.  (Fox News)

The NWS has issued a Winter Storm Warning for all of Southeast Georgia, Interstate 10 corridor in Northeast Florida, and portions of the North and South Carolina costs due to the possibility of ice and snow. The agency warned areas along coastal areas of New Jersey and the Mid-Atlantic could see up to 6 inches of snow, while parts of New England may see over a foot.

“The storm will then have explosive strengthening over the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic, bringing hurricane-force winds and blizzard conditions for parts of coastal New England tomorrow,” Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean said Wednesday.

Dean warned Wednesday on “FOX and friends” the storm is going to “almost going to be like a hurricane off shore” once it reaches the Northeast after bringing snow, sleet, and freezing rain across the Southeast.

Future radar shows the effects from the “bomb cyclone” as it approached the Northeast.  (Fox News)

“A mix of freezing rain, sleet then snow is making travel difficult if not impossible for areas stretching from north Florida to the coastal Carolinas and southeast Virginia,” she said.

In Brunswick, Georgia, on the Atlantic coast, law enforcement agencies reported freezing rain and ice on bridges early Wednesday in south Georgia as the storm revved up along the East Coast. Brunswick police reported on their official Twitter account that area bridges had begun to ice up.

The icy conditions also were hampering early morning travel in Florida, as authorities were forced to shut a stretch of Interstate 10 east of Tallahassee.

Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach urged residents to stay home and keep off the roads. The city, which has not seen measureable snowfall since 2010, is expected to get up to two inches of snow and sleet.

“The streets will be slick,” DeLoach said at a news conference Tuesday. “We could have some serious issues for folks who aren’t used to driving in this kind of weather.”

“The storm will then have explosive strengthening over the Gulf Stream in the Atlantic bringing hurricane-force winds and blizzard conditions for parts of coastal New England tomorrow.”

– Fox News Senior Meteorologist Janice Dean

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency through Friday for 28 counties because of the bone-chilling weather.

Jan. 2, 2018: Plants near a fountain are covered in ice at the intersection of Broad and 9th Streets in Augusta, Ga.  (Michael Holahan/The Augusta Chronicle via AP)

“The state has begun preparations for potential winter weather in the 28 counties, including sending all Georgia Department of Transportation brine trucks and 75 additional plows to impacted areas,” Deal said.

Several other parts of the U.S. were expected to experience dangerously cold temperatures as well.

Jan. 2, 2018: A coin operated binocular is covered with snow on Goat Island at Niagara Falls State Park in Niagara Falls, N.Y.  (James Neiss/The Niagara Gazette via AP)

The National Weather Service issued wind chill advisories and freeze warnings Tuesday covering a vast area from South Texas to Canada and from Montana through New England. After the storm exits the area, more bitter cold is expected to pour in for the weekend, according to Dean.

“Some areas could see over a foot of snow, and the exact track of this storm is still yet to be determined ,so people should be prepared for possible power outages and several inches of snow along with even cold air with windchills below zero heading into the weekend,” Dean said Wednesday. “This will be life-threatening if people are still without power.”

A forecast map showing temperatures expected by midnight on Sunday across the country.  (Fox News)

The cold weather has already been blamed for at least a dozen deaths as well as freezing a water tower in Iowa and halting ferry service in New York.

Jan. 2, 2018: Small patches of ice formed along the banks of the Hudson River near the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J.  (AP)

Indianapolis saw temperatures reach a whopping low of -12 degrees, tying a record low set in 1887. Chicago-area wind chills were also expected to between -35 and -20 degrees.

Traveling in the ice and snow has also proven to be treacherous.

At least one person was killed in upstate New York in an accident involving dozens of vehicles on I-90 east, WIVB-TV reported. At least 11 others were hospitalized.

Plunging temperatures in Texas brought rare snow flurries as far south as Austin, and accidents racked up on icy roads across the state. The Abilene police chief said more than three dozen vehicle crashes were reported in 24 hours.

Officials in Michigan said dozens of cars piled up in crashes on Sunday, according to the Detroit News. Officials said there were no deaths reported in the crashes, but there were at least seven hospitalized.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Ryan Gaydos is an editor for Fox News. Follow him on Twitter @RyanGaydos.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/01/03/bomb-cyclone-to-slam-east-coast-as-winter-storm-continues-to-bombard-us.html

‘I developed not to come back’: the status of women who finished the world’s hardest swim

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Kim Chambers started swimming after a life-changing coincidence. Just a few years later, she became the first maiden to take on a notorious stretching of shark-inhabited waters

Under a pitch-black sky in August 2015, Kim Chambers boarded a craft and pate out beneath the Golden Gate Bridge. She took a support team that included her father, a cinema crew, and her swimming coach. Their destination was the Farallon Islands, a remote outcrop about 30 miles off the coast of San Francisco.

Formerly there, Chambers would attempt something no wife had ever done: an unbroken, solo swimming from small island developing back for the purposes of the Golden Gate. With the area’s icy water, strong breezes, heavy swells and one of the largest concentrations of great white sharks, it’s been called the toughest swim in the world.

The craft motored out in a little over two hours, arriving at the rocky islands at 11 pm. Ten minutes later, Chambers jumped.

” It clangs completely nuts ,” she echoed,” but when I went to the Farallones, I developed not to come back. I did my laundry because I craved my plaza to be decent when they came to collect my trash .”

But she did am coming, 17 hours and 12 a few minutes later. It was a prevail that reached headlines and prompted Outside Magazine to dub her ” the world’s most badass swimmer “~ ATAGEND.

Now, a documentary, Kim Swims, recounts Chambers’ Farallones swim, and tells the story of how a 38 -year-old who had only been swimming earnestly for four years became one of the world’s top marathon swimmers.

Kim Kim Chambers traverses from the Farallon Islands to San Francisco. Picture: Kate Webber

She said it begins with an accident.

” It was just a regular day ,” excused Chambers, who moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from her native New Zealand when she was 17.” I was wearing heels that were probably too high. I slipped down the stairs on my method to undertaking, and I smack my leg .”

At the hospital, Chambers was diagnosed with acute bay disorder as a result of weaken patrol pain. Skin was grafted from her thigh to patch over the curves on her swollen-headed shin.” The doctors said I was 30 instants from amputation and had a 1% probability of ever ambling unaided again ,” she said.” You wouldn’t think that[ sink] would be a defining moment in their own lives. You think it would be a gondola gate-crash or something. But I learned what I was make use of .”

Chambers expended two years in physical regiman and started swimming to acquisition” a sense of impunity “. The consortium told her disguise the scars left from the descent.” I was so self-conscious, specially about my thigh ,” she says.” I didn’t want to be labeled as disabled. But standing in the shallow death, beings would talk to me and no one was looking at my scars .”

Soon Chambers satisfied members of the Dolphin Club, groupings of hardcore swimmers who have traversed the frigid oceans of the San Francisco Bay since the club’s founding in 1877.” It was like this secret civilization of wanderers ,” she remembers.” I was just alive .”

In the cinema, Chambers’ dive coach, Vito Bialla, puns about how terrible she was in those early days.” He said I couldn’t swim my way out of a paper bag with flippers on, which was true .” But she persevered, beginning with a bridging to the famed Alcatraz prison. As times elapsed she notched up big victories, eventually becoming the third largest wife, and merely the sixth party, to accomplish the Ocean Seven- a series of hazardous straits and paths around the world that is considered marathon swimming’s equivalent of mountain climbing’s Seven Summits.

But the glamour of the Farallones continued. She described her first swims at small island developing as like being” in a wonderland, like another world “.

” We would go out there and jump in like it was some tropical destination, and fishermen would look at us like we were absolutely crazy. It became a residence of pushing myself .”

It’s easy to understand the Farallones’ uncanny push. Its skeletal pattern recurs San Francisco like a haunt, showing and vanishing with the cloud. To approach by craft takes hours, as curves pound like fists and seasickness clutches your bowels. The water around the islands, which sit on the edge of a continental shelf, drop down to more than 10,000 ft late at smudges. In that vast space, a swimmer seems naked and out of place.

The vulnerability was not forgotten on Chambers. Exactly 10 dates before her assault, a fellow swimmer took the same route only to have his swimming cut short by a circling great lily-white shark. As she rode out that night, she wondered if she would have the spirit to get in.” The adrenaline was indescribable .”

The The Farallon Islands, a remote place some 30 miles off the coast of San Francisco. Picture: Kate Webber

English Channel principles- the marathon swimmers’ code- guaranteed she must wear only a bathing suit and goggles and could not touch her aid craft. She delayed every 30 times to tread water and drink a liquid “feed” thrown overboard in a bottle on a rope.

What does one should be considered while swimming for 17 hours? Assembly says there are ages she can’t recall-” You enroll this nightmare government. I tell people it’s like being in space”- but that she tranquilize her nerves by thinking of those she affection on the barge beside her.” I’ll run through a scenario where I was hanging out with each of them. I’ll replay that day in my heading. Parties say these swims are 80% psychological and 20% physical .”

She acknowledges it’s a lonely play. More than 4,000 climbers have summited Everest; Chambers was just the fifth person to complete the Farallones swim. Her training regimens are brutal. In preparation for the North Channel, between Ireland and Scotland, she gained 65 lb and refused to take a red-hot shower for six months; before her unsuccessful 2016 attempt to swim 93 miles down the Sacramento river, she swam the equivalent of an English Channel every Friday night for three months, abiding up through Saturday to prepare for sleep deprivation.

Despite the amazing tenacity, Chambers says she doesn’t believe her swims athletic events.” They are personal jaunts of the soul. When I get out of the ocean, I’m a different person than the one who jump-start in .”

“Crazy” is a word she sounds a lot.” I don’t see myself as crazy ,” she says.” I’m just Kim and I like to swim .”

Kim Swims debuted at the Mill Valley film festival, where it won the gathering select honor for good documentary. It will next screen at the Portland film festival and the Rocky Mountain Women’s film festival, in Colorado Springs.

Hackers Have Walked Off With About 14% of Big Digital Currencies

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Digital currencies and the software developed to track them have become attractive targets for cybercriminals while also creating a lucrative new market for computer-security firms.

In less than a decade, hackers have stolen $1.2 billion worth of Bitcoin and rival currency Ether, according to Lex Sokolin, global director of fintech strategy at Autonomous Research LLP. Given the currencies’ explosive surge at the end of 2017, the cost in today’s money is much higher.

“It looks like crypto hacking is a $200 million annual revenue industry,” Sokolin said. Hackers have compromised more than 14 percent of the Bitcoin and Ether supply, he said.

All told, hacks involving cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have cost companies and governments $11.3 billion through lost potential tax revenue from coin sales and illegitimate transactions, according to Susan Eustis, chief executive officer of WinterGreen Research. The blockchain ecosystem — the decentralized “distributed ledgers” that track crypto transactions — is also vulnerable. 

Those losses could snowball as more companies and investors rush into the white-hot cryptocurrency market without weighing the dangers or taking steps to protect themselves.

Super-Secure?

Blockchain records are shared, making them hard to alter, so some users see them as super-secure. But in many ways they are no safer than any other software, Matt Suiche, who runs the blockchain security company Comae Technologies, said in a phone interview.

And since the market is immature, blockchains may even be more vulnerable than other software. There are thousands of them, each with its own bugs. Until the field is winnowed to a few favorites, as happened with web browsers, securing them all will be a challenge.

“Each implementation is going to have its own problems,” Suiche said. “The more implementations, the harder it is to cover all of them.”

Blockchains can track identity information, property records and even digital car keys, not just cryptocurrency. But of course, they do that too, and stolen Bitcoins can be converted into hard cash.

So while hacking a blockchain may be harder than breaking into a retailer’s database, “the rewards are greater,” according to Andras Cser, an analyst at Forrester Research. “You have much more information you can steal.”

Exploiting Forks

Many blockchains started as forks that diverged from existing crypto ledgers, and as Taiwanese security researchers have pointed out, every fork gives hackers a new way to try to falsify data.

In a Dec. 25 paper, researchers at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers outlined ways hackers can spend the same Bitcoins twice, the very thing blockchains are meant to prevent. In a Balance Attack, for instance, hackers delay network communications between subgroups of miners, whose computers verify blockchain transactions, to allow for double spending. 

“We have no evidence that such attacks have already been performed on Bitcoin,” the IEEE researchers said. “However, we believe that some of the important characteristics of Bitcoin make these attacks practical and potentially highly disruptive.”

‘Sensitive Data’

A researcher from Cisco Talos, a security group, found vulnerabilities in Ethereum clients, including a bug that “can lead to the leak of sensitive data about existing accounts.” A security hole in the Parity wallet resulted in losses of $155 million in November. 

In December, Youbit, an exchange in South Korea, said it would file for bankruptcy following an attack in which it lost 17 percent of its assets. The same month, mining service NiceHash said hackers stole as much as $63 million in Bitcoin from its virtual wallet.

Smart contracts — blockchain-based programs that automate asset transfers — are also vulnerable. In 2016, hackers stole at least $50 million out of the DAO, a venture-capital smart contract. Only an update to Ethereum allowed users to get their money back. 

Programmers’ old-school mindsets are partly to blame for the technology’s flaws.

“When you have a bug, you release a patch,” Richard Ma, co-founder of Quantstamp, a company backed by venture-capital firm Y Combinator Inc. “With a smart contract, you deploy it to the network, and it’s not possible to ever change it again.”

Opportunity Knocks

But Ma sees an opportunity. In March, Quantstamp will release an automated tool that scours smart contracts for bugs. Established security firms such as McAfee Inc. may also repurpose their wares for the blockchain crowd.

“In many cases, our existing products can help secure the ecosystem,” Steve Grobman, chief technology officer of McAfee, said in a phone interview. “In general, it will be vulnerable to threats just like any other software system.”

The market for software, services and hardware to secure blockchain activity should grow to $355 billion as the digital economy moves to cybercurrency and banks and the financial community totally restructure, according to WinterGreen. It was $259 million in 2017.

Let’s hope they put all that money somewhere safe.

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    Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-18/hackers-have-walked-off-with-about-14-of-big-digital-currencies

    Husband accused over triple fatality crash

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    Image caption The three victims ought to have reputation locally as, from left, George Wilkinson, Harry Louis Rice and Josh McGuinness

    A 28 -year-old man has been charged with three weighs of causing death by hazardous driving after a gondola accident which killed three teenagers.

    Jaynesh Chudasama was arrested after the crash near a bus stop in Hayes, west London, on Friday evening.

    A 34 -year-old man is also being held on suspicion of causing death by hazardous driving after siding himself in.

    Police have appointed the victims as Harry Rice, 17, and 16 -year-olds George Wilkinson and Josh McGuinness.

    Josh had previously been named locally, and on his Facebook profile, as Josh Kennedy.

    A Met Police statement said Mr Chudasama, from Hayes, will appear in custody at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court on 29 January.

    Image copyright Tony Kitchin Image caption The black Audi car believed to have been involved in the incident

    The boys were on their style to a 16 th birthday party when the accident happened, close to the Esso garage near intersection four of the M4.

    The preys were with a group of friends ambling towards the Goals five-a-side football club at about 20:40 GMT on Friday.

    Det Sgt Michael Rapp, from the Met’s serious collision investigation section, said: “This is a fast-moving investigation and CCTV inquiries and forensic analysis of the car concerned are under way.”

    Ch Supt Colin Wingrove, of Hillingdon Borough Police, said: “There is understandably a lot of appall and grief in the local community.

    “I would like to reiterate the petition from their own families that their privacy is respected at this difficult time so they are unable grieve in peace.”

    Image copyright PA Image caption People have paid tribute to the three boys by tying heydays and balloons near the stage

    Tash Moriarty, Harefield Academy head teacher, said: “We are all shocked and deeply saddened by the appalling loss of three students who attended the Harefield Academy.

    “Our thoughts and condolences are with their families, friends and loved ones at this terrible time.

    “We are offering help and support to all students and staff who have been affected by this incident, and ask everyone to respect their privacy at this difficult time.”

    George Wilkinson’s grandpa, Nigel Goodhand, came to the background on Sunday.

    He said: “I’m actually cut up. It throbs. George’s mother “ve lost the” patch.

    “I wasn’t going to stop here, but I had to in the end.

    “He will be sorely missed.”

    Image copyright PA Image caption A crowd assembled on Shepiston Lane to pay tribute to the sons

    One tribute left at the stage read: “George Boy, I love you so much, affection Kev, Vinnie.”

    Another said: “I believed I would never have to write this and I don’t know what to write but I will always adoration and miss you millions.”

    Elsewhere, a poster speak “To my bro, always together forever, ” while a fourth said: “To my darling child boi my center is interruption, love mum, Vinnie.”

    Image copyright PA Image caption Three energy drink bottles were left at the vistum together with heydays

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    Nick Jonas Put His “Find You” Music Video& We’re All Freaking Out

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    OMG, you guys. Today is already a great day. Nick Jonas’ “Find You” music video is finally here, and it’s actually, really good. Nick Jonas, the international human of sexy, is always remarkable us with brand new music, and this time it’s something wholly, utterly classy. Jonas’ new song, “Find You, ” is the sort of gentle theme to get you in the mood to dance on the beach with a knot of attractive strangers. Jonas does that in the music video, and it is truly inducing for me. Can I do that? Is that what a beach day with Jonas is like? If so, sign me up.

    Jonas stopped “Find You” on Sept. 14, 2017, and the entire world started bobbing their fronts. We know where to find you, Nick Jonas. You can find him on the radio until eternally because this song is catchy AF, y’all. So what does this music video genuinely symbolize? Who is it about, and why is he driving an expensive vehicle so close to the liquid? Watch out, buster! One of the lyricals says, “I look for you in the center of the sun.” I have no clue what that could represent, but do not seem instantly at the sunshine, beings. It’s not worth it to exclusively find a whodunit daughter that retains hiding from you. No way.

    This is Jonas’ second song to come out this summer, and we aren’t mad about it. The carol, “Remember I Told You” was the catchy song released in May. It featured Mike Posner and Anne Marie, and it showcased Jonas’ sultry voice. Mama like. Both songs are completely different, but both are sensual.

    One thing is for certain, Jonas knows how to connect with his love. In October of 2016, he told

    Heartbreak is a topic that a lot of people relate to — the challenges of the next steps in your life, and when some doors close, and how you approach the next ones opening … I investigated pretty quickly that it was a lot of what my devotees could relate to. It’s nerve-wracking when[ the senses] are as personal as the ones that I shared were. But I seem alleviated when I use my writing as a style to treat — it’s exceedingly therapeutic.

    Jonas is getting deep, and I like it.

    Here are more lyricals to deeply analyze 😛 TAGEND

    I took a capsule but it didn’t facilitate me numb
    I see your look even when my sees are shut
    But I never truly know where to find you

    I taste the words that keep falling out your mouth
    If I could love you I would never put you down
    But I never truly know where to find you

    Where to find you
    Where to find you
    But I never genuinely know where to find you
    Try, try, try
    Try, try, try
    Try, try, try
    But I never actually know where to find you

    I’m guessing, based on the music video, Jonas is stumbling through a sweltering, steamy desert all alone, and finally ascertains the beautiful California coast. Although one would assume the first stop “wouldve been” instantly into the giant body of water, Jonas instead dances with all the beautiful women working in the beach. Hey, we all have our priorities. Is he looking for that special maiden he lost long ago? Is he searching for himself? Oh, Jonas. You are a mysterious man.

    At the end of the video, Jonas jump-start into a Lyft on the beach and leaves. Yes, he gets into a freakin’ Lyft. I couldn’t think it is either, but it happened. Does that have mean, or is it cunning concoction placement? Perhaps a little bit of both, honestly. Although Jonas never seems to find who he’s looking for, the music video is a yummy treat.

    Now, let’s all get out there and shake our hips to this sexy little song and find our inner dance! Afterall, we’re all looking for something.

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    ‘Are You The One? ‘ Recap: Growing One With Nature, As Told By Shad

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    Hello all. Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, where you envisioned all your extended family, and in Alexis’ case, slept with a few. Blood is thicker than condoms, as they say in her trailer park.

    Anyway, MTV, like the true terrorist radical they find themselves, extended a fucking chapter of this D-list junked the night before Thanksgiving, right in the middle of my prime hometown boozing time.

    ME, SEEING A NEW EPISODE ON MY DVR THE FRIDAY AFTER THANKSGIVING :

    So yeah, I’ll be trying to include characters from last week’s occurrence in this recap as well, so this substantiate doesn’t seem more moronic than it already is. LOL, like that’s hard.

    BACK AT THE HOUSE

    If you thought you would miss a week of this indicate and they would actually improve during that week, have I got news for you!

    They get three rays, on week nine. Terrence J is like, “That’s the lowest anyone has ever gotten on this picture, ” and it’s like, okay, that depends on your definition of “low.” Like, between perhaps misplacing the money and going home with an STD, this whole show is rock bottom.

    Don’t worry though, guys–Keith, the guy who wears spandex American Flag abruptlies and looks like all the men I have ever evaded at the bar, has went this!

    Apparently, he investigated math and statistics at Virginia Tech, which in fact sounds like something every guy you eschew at the bar “ve said”. I trust Keith about as much as the American public trusts our president.

    According to Keith, Michael and Keyana are a accord. Everyone is like, fuuuuuuuck genuinely? While Keyana is like fuuuuuuuuck you all; I told you. I’m rooting for them to be a coincide, but I’m likewise 79% sure Michael will ultimately bat for the other team. You can trust me, I learnt statistics at Virginia Tech.

    Shad is openly skeptical about this whole “blindly trusting Keith” thing, and I can’t blame him. But then again, which is able you rely? A buster called Shad? We’re frankly between a boulder and a buster with an IQ of a rock here.

    Michael is so happy he can openly flirt with Geles now that he and Audrey are a no-match. They’ve been talking about their sex chemistry for eight episodes now, and it’s like, we get it, you wanna bone.

    PERSON IN THE HOUSE : Wow, the condition is really nice today. MICHAEL AND GELES : Honestly, we have so much sexual chemistry we need to release.

    They exhausted the sex chemistry on the bunk that Zoe is literally sleeping in, in the communal province, in front of Audrey. 3/3 for being the most difficult various kinds of parties. Like, you heathens couldn’t even go to the Boom Boom Room? I know Geles is made up of 80% eyelashes and extensions, but somewhere in that figure there has to be a brain to tell her that this is fucking gross.

    Audrey is weeping to Shad, and he’s like, “You’re the whole bundle, and they are able to have my whole packet too.”

    Shad goes into this whole talking here how women are like weather, and he’s like an oak tree that can withstand the condition, hence why he is perfect for Audrey. Okay, I’ll have what Shad’s having.

    SHAD: * punches dampen* I’m like, a tree, ya know?

    DD and Kareem are bonding over the fact that they both are from the same regime, and they both “hate being screwed over.” Wow, what a distressing coincidence. It’s so amazing when you have an unbreakable bond with a person who has shares the same generic and obvious characteristics as you. Desire is beautiful.

    Meanwhile, at a Donald Trump revival near you, Keith and Alexis are still dating. Honestly, Alexis must have a platinum vagina, because the fact that Keith still is with her after she told him to expire in a automobile disintegrate and then hysterically inserted him to her stuffed bunny rabbit sidekick is inducing. I once told a dude I didn’t like avocado, and he asked for the check.

    Oh, to be young and redneck.

    THE CHALLENGE

    For the challenge they need to have one of three duets move into, Dimetri/ DD, Clinton/ Geles, or Nicole/ Tyler, so they can finally get a fucking perfect match.

    The guys will get asked a question about the girls, and if they are wrong( or don’t answer first ), then they need to move a pole from a tower that has balls in it. If the pellet falls, that person is out. That find truly technical…. Let’s throw in a “fuck” in here to keep it up to brand.

    Anyway, Keith, Tyler, and Anthony–the guy with the lisp that haunts me in my dreams–win.

    Keith takes DD because she hasn’t been on a time yet, which is kind of nice. Anthony takes Zoe to low-key piss off Geles, which I approve of. And Tyler picks Nicole, obvi.

    They are going to a recurred dwelling, which sounds like the most difficult year ever. If my time is seeking to take me there, I would just screaming, “I don’t like avocado, ” and hope he takes my ass residence.

    TBH , no room are likely to be be scarier than Anthony’s rent jeans. They truly need to win this coin so this poor boy can afford actual clothes. Poor Tyler, he knows that if shit is down, that he’s going to be the first to go.

    Duh, because he’s the largest and easiest to grab! Get your head out of the MAGA gutter!

    Anthony says to Zoe, “You were the girl I wanted to date since day one, ” which is some babyback bullshit if I’ve ever heard it.

    ANTHONY : I liked you from the moment I saw you. ME :

    Zoe were unwilling to have sex with get close to Anthony because she is friends with Geles, which is–wait for it–fucking stupid, since Geles and Anthony haven’t been a competition since the beginning of meter. I signify, if Zoe was like, “I can’t get to know him because of his speech hindrance, ” I’d be like, fair enough.

    Nicole tells Tyler that she likes to date shitty guys and then sterilize them, and Tyler’s like, “Oh, so you’re the most difficult kind of girlfriend ever, then. Got it.” He tells her that she has the system all incorrect because he analyzed math and statistics at Virginia Tech it never works.

    They start making out and downing wine, which is always a great start to a relationship. Even though Nicole still looks like she is in physical suffering being with Tyler, I am still springing for them.

    THE TRUTH BOOTH

    Obviously, everyone mails Tyler and Nicole to the truth booth. And thank you sweet child Jesus, they are a perfect match.

    The house is super agitated, and they start singing a made up anthem about. Worst remake of EVER.

    ME, WATCHING THIS :

    Geles and Clinton are talking–and by talking, I mean, Geles is shoving her tits in Clinton’s face–while Clinton is asking Jesus for forgiveness for guessing impure conceives. Uche saunters by, super pissed off, and Geles is like, “She kind of scares me.” Actually? Uche’s personality is on par with paint dehydrating on a wall, so the only practice she could hurt you is like, by digesting you to death.

    Geles is low-key evading Clinton to make out with her, and “thats what” I imagine is going through Clinton’s dumb but pretty head 😛 TAGEND

    Eventually, Clinton goes back to Uche. He’s been really tired lately, and he figures a 10 minute exchange with her will apply him directly to sleep.

    MY MOM : Say what you will about Geles, but at the least she’s getting to know all the guys in the house.

    Yes, I’m sure Geles is very popular.

    OTHER SHIT

    The house decides to practice out the programme with Keith acting as Trump and Alexis acting as Sarah Sanders. Shad takes the role of the FBI and decides to question wtf going on here here.

    Keith asks Shad if he thinks he and Audrey are a competition, and Shad’s like, “Well yeah, because when you see yourself in five years…” and Keith is like, “WRONG! That’s not written answers. Crooked Shad! Always Lying! I’m the best at refutes, believe me.”

    Shad saves trying to explain himself, and literally , no one tells him fucking speak. Alexis is like, “Don’t listen to Shad, he’s stupid. Keith is smart.” Alexis, you literally have a third grade education. A fucking high school junior is like Einstein to you.

    They are basing this whole programme on either Joe and Zoe being a match or Shad and Audrey has become a coincide. Though Shad cuss to god they find themselves, he’s unhappily disregarded( much like our FBI ), and they go with the dumber mixture instead.

    I crave right for Shad. #TheResistance

    THE MATCH-UP CEREMONY

    Keith is hoping this match-up opens them more information, so ya know, he can Virginia Tech this thing up. For a person so good at math, he should know the stranges of Alexis killing him one day are like, truly high.

    Anthony disappears firstly and picks Uche. Well, there’s a duo I would never associate with ever.

    Joe pickings Zoe, because strategy.

    Dimitri pickings Audrey. After last week and his bullshit with Jada( he mostly was the most difficult dick to her because he didn’t want to be her competitor ), Dimitri, or Demitri or whatever the fucking his figure is, can eat a pouch of dicks. JADA DOES NOT DESERVE YOU PEOPLE.

    Shad collects Alivia, who is offering her first born child for this to not be real.

    Clinton collects Geles obvi.

    Uche establishes Geles the go-ahead “to do whatever she misses with Clinton, ” and Geles is like, “See all the roadblocks stopping me from to know Clinton !!!!!!! So many obstacles !!!!! ”

    Malcolm picks Alexis. LOL, like Alexis “wouldve been” return Malcolm home to mom and dad.

    Keith is up next. Everyone is, like, very concerned about this strategy, specially Shad. Shad tries to speak again, and Keith tells him to shut the fuck up. Normally, I would be springing for a fight here, but Keith would wipe the floor with Shad’s Abercrombie ass.

    It’s so hard having to watch two busters you affection, but also evenly hate, fight. :/

    Keith collects Jada.

    Ethan collects Nurys. Yeah, that’s another combat I wouldn’t bet on. How in the world is Ethan going to handle Nurys’ dick?

    Kareem selects DD because they have so much in common. I signify, did you see how she has teeth AND “hes having” teeth ?! Unreal!

    Michael selects Keyana, who is ready to be petty AF when it turns out she is right. YAS GURL.

    So, they end up getting five out of 11, which is like , not good. But what do I know? I didn’t study statistics and math at Virginia Tech.

    The Circle review- Emma Watson and Tom Hanks face off in empty techno-thriller

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    The Harry Potter alumna blunders after the$ 1bn success of Beauty and the Beast with a Dave Eggers adaptation that swaps initial plot with vapidity

    Theres something quite perfectly pitched about the liberate of The Circle. First, in a scenery overflowing with headlines proclaiming that this is the BLANK we need right now, an adaptation of Dave Eggers cautionary narrative about the hazards of the their own lives consumed by an over-reliance on ones digital footprint abides ever prescient. Second, its fastened by Emma Watson, coming off the back of the prodigious success of Beauty and the Beast, and shes joined by John Boyega, his first role since his attractiveness breakout turn in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Lastly, its arriving on the edge of the summer season, aiming to engage our brains before they get pummeled into submission by a procession of shiny effects-driven epics with little those who are interested in elevating interrogates other than: wasnt that detonation, like, altogether sick?

    But, premiering within the Tribeca film carnival just two days before secrete, theres a reasons for upstart distributor STX has been so coy about loosing what seems like a renown entitle upon us: The Circle is all juicy potential and treasured little else.

    Watson starrings as Mae, a bored twentysomething living at home, stuck in a job that fails to engage her and uninterested in progressing a flirtatious rapport with childhood acquaintance Mercer( Boyhoods Ellar Coltrane ). A surprise call from pal Annie( Karen Gillan) develops in an interrogation to connected her at strong internet firm The Circle. She aces it and observes her life immediately transformed, working within an innovative corporation that aims to further blur the lines between our private and public lives. Its charismatic co-founder Eamon( Tom Hanks) soon takes a gleam to Mae and her chart within The Circle becomes stratospheric but with the help of a mysterious colleague( John Boyega ), she starts to worry about the damaging implications.

    The techno-thriller is a sub-genre thats been placed on the back burner in recent years, film-makers becoming gradually aware that a) focusing a film on technological innovation will make it feel like a relic all too fast and b) watching person character is really, truly dull. So while its easy to dream The Circle seeming dust-covered within years, it does start as a preferably convincing snapshot of the digital age were now channel-surf. Director James Ponsoldt, who too wrote the screenplay with Eggers, inserts the cinema with some smart touches( a gloom gathering lighted with cellphones, peers applying instantaneous messaging to converse despite sitting next to each other) and, similar to a Black Mirror episode, its all too easy to see how the companys most extreme plans was likely to materialize.

    The film is fitted with plotting questions about the balance of our social and professional lives and how they intermingle, and whether, with increased surveillance and the lore that were being watched, our action would gradually improve. But The Circle is all foreplay, playfully poking without provisioning a satisfying payoff.

    The hateful gimmickry of Maes workplace is ripe for piercing wit, showing an upward trend for roles to resemble adult playgrounds, but the movie plucks back when it could onrush. Theres a scene early on, where Mae is informed that her social media proximity needs to become a more integral part of her responsibility, thats played for broad humor and it property with a thud, the tonal alters of the cinema recommending an hesitant hand. This is also apparent in the patchy narrative that darts between various underdeveloped dynamics, becoming the movie feel like the result of a tumultuous editing suite. Watsons relationships with her peers, pals and parents( played by Glenne Headly and the late Bill Paxton) are rushed and shallow, going from 0 to 60 without any plausible impetus.

    Dialogue too often submerges in account, a heavy hand taking over when a lighter style is necessitated. Ponsoldt and Eggers are all too aware of the topicality of the movies topics, but their eventual find is that, guess what, megalomaniac businessmen misappropriation the potent sway of a giant firm are good, a realization thats been made at the end of a dozen Bond movies. The finale including with regard to is a total cop-out, a drastic change from the tale that sucks any standing force out of the screen.

    Watson has fought with her adult characters, from The Colony to Regression, and despite an uneven accent, shes somewhat better here, trying her excellent to get the audience on board with a one-note protagonist lacking in any real extent. Its refreshing to attend Hanks embrace his dark surface but hes little more than a gait TED talk while Boyegas role is so thankless and redundant, one expects a twist to reveal that his attribute is actually a ghost.

    As a thriller, theres a crushing need of apprehension. One particular automobile disintegrate substantiates mildly exciting, but theres a feeling of pressured jeopardy to increase the heart rate, such as a silly midnight kayaking panorama, and its disappointing to see Ponsoldts career leading to this. Hes impressed with underrated alcoholism drama Smashed and excellent David Foster Wallace drama The Point of the Tour and for purposes of comparison, this feels like mindless hackery.

    Despite initial clues showing otherwise, The Circle is not the movie we need right now.

    The Circle is released in US cinemas on 28 April with a UK date yet to be announced

    Riding a Wild Wind, Transatlantic Jets Fly Faster Than Ever

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    When Randal Miles woke up from a nap during his flight from Los Angeles to Paris last week, he opened the interactive map on his seat-back screen to see how much longer he'd be in the air. But the number that caught his eye was the jet's speed. The Norwegian jet was flying at 770 mph—about 200 mph faster than its standard cruising velocity. “I thought, ‘Damn, this thing is hauling ass,’” Miles says. “I thought I was either sleepy or it was reading wrong.”

    Miles isn’t the only traveler who has gotten the giddy-up treatment in the past couple of weeks. On Thursday, a Norwegian 787 on the same route briefly hit an even faster 779 mph for part of its trip, with a tailwind of 224 mph. And on Friday, yet another Norwegian plane used the jet stream to set a new speed record for a subsonic transatlantic crossing. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner went from New York’s JFK Airport to London’s Gatwick in 5 hours and 13 minutes. It beat British Airways' 2015 record by three minutes and outpaced the standard crossing by half an hour. (The Concorde still holds the ultimate record among commercial aircraft: 2 hours, 53 minutes.)

    So how does a standard Boeing jet carrying a full complement of passengers and luggage fly so fast? By taking advantage of a particularly vigorous jet stream, a current of air rushing from west to east, across the Atlantic. During Norwegian's record-setting flight, that tailwind reached 202 mph and pushed a Boeing that usually cruises at 570 mph to 776 mph. “If it had not been for forecasted turbulence at lower altitude, we could have flown even faster,” says pilot Harold van Dam.

    On Friday, a another Norwegian plane set a new speed record for a subsonic transatlantic crossing. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner went from New York’s JFK Airport to London’s Gatwick in 5 hours and 13 minutes.
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    Airlines have long made use of the transatlantic jet stream to save time and fuel when flying from the US to Europe. “The airlines look at forecasted winds and they supply air traffic controllers with their preferred routing,” says Ian Petchenik, a spokesperson for FlightRadar24, which tracks flights all over the world. Controllers then aggregate those requests and set specific flight paths for the day that will keep everyone safe and as happy as possible. The results are known as North Atlantic Tracks.

    Those are the green lines in the image below (from 1/17/18 at 0400 UTC), and you can see the planes plotted along them. That rainbow in the middle marks wind speed, with red signifying the most intense part of the Jetstream. (For the return trip, the airlines request paths and altitudes that limit the need to fight fierce headwinds, but those flights still take longer and burn more fuel.)

    This image (from 1/17/18 at 0400 UTC), shows the set flight paths, and the planes plotted along them. That rainbow in the middle marks wind speed, with red signifying the most intense part of the Jetstream.
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    OK, about that "subsonic" bit. You might know that the speed of sound at an altitude of 30,000 to 40,000 feet is roughly 670 mph. But Norwegian’s planes didn't break the sound barrier. Those near-800-mph figures represent ground speed—how fast the aircraft is moving over land. Their air speed, which factors out the 200-mph wind boost, was closer to the 787's standard Mach 0.85. (The older Boeing 747 can cruise at Mach 0.86, but is less efficient than its younger stablemate.) When talking supersonic, and breaking sound barriers, it's all about the speed of the air passing over the wings, which in this case was more like 570 mph.

    The hot and heavy jet stream isn't all good. The high winds can increase turbulence, which pilots must work to avoid to protect planes and the passengers on board. And while these fast flights provide a nice publicity bump for Norwegian, airlines typically opt for fuel efficiency over top speed. They use the jet stream to surf a little and cut fuel consumption—like taking your foot off your car's gas pedal as you go downhill. An unexpectedly fast trip can actually just mean being kept in a holding pattern above the destination airport, or stuck on the ground, waiting for a landing slot or open gate. Airlines and airports operate on strict schedules, and showing up half an hour early isn't super cool.

    Forecasts say the strong jet stream should last for a few more days, at least. “You get good days and bad days in any year,” Petchenik says. But as climate change intensifies, atmospheric scientists are looking for possible deviations within the usually reliable river of wind that circles the planet. A recent study suggests the polar jet stream is fluctuating more than normal, but the long-term impact on the Atlantic jet stream which powers these fast flights remains TBD.

    For now, passengers just have to relax and enjoy an especially quick or efficient hop across the pond—until it's time to head back.


    Extreme Air Travel

    Read more: https://www.wired.com/story/norwegian-air-transatlantic-speed-record/

    Nick Jonas Sagged His “Find You” Music Video& We’re All Freaking Out

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    OMG, you guys. Today is already a great day. Nick Jonas’ “Find You” music video is finally here, and it’s truly, really good. Nick Jonas, the international gentleman of seductive, is always surprising us with brand new music, and this time it’s something entirely, absolutely stylish. Jonas’ new hymn, “Find You, ” is the sort of soothing carol to get you in the mood to dance on the beach with a knot of attractive strangers. Jonas does that in the music video, and this is really invigorating for me. Can I do that? Is that what a beach day with Jonas is like? If so, sign me up.

    Jonas ceased “Find You” on Sept. 14, 2017, and the entire world started bobbing their tops. We know where to find you, Nick Jonas. You can find him on the radio until forever because this song is catchy AF, y’all. So what does this music video really mean? Who is it about, and why is he driving an expensive automobile so close to the sea? Watch out, buster! One of the melodics says, “I look for you in the center of the sun.” I have no clue what that could mean, but do not appear directly at the sunlight, beings. It’s not worth it to simply find a mystery daughter that prevents secreting from you. No way.

    This is Jonas’ second song to come out this summer, and we aren’t mad about it. The sung, “Remember I Told You” was the catchy motif released after May. It boasted Mike Posner and Anne Marie, and it showcased Jonas’ sultry voice. Mama like. Both songs are completely different, but these are sensual.

    One thing is for certain, Jonas knows how to connect with his love. In October of 2016, he told

    Heartbreak is a topic that a lot of people relate to — the challenges presented by the next steps in your life, and when some doors close, and how you approach the next ones opening … I assured pretty quickly that it was a lot of what my followers could relate to. It’s nerve-wracking when[ the experiences] are as personal as the ones that I shared were. But I seem relieved when I use my writing as a room to handle — it’s exceedingly therapeutic.

    Jonas is getting deep, and I like it.

    Here are more lyricals to deeply analyze 😛 TAGEND

    I took a pill but it didn’t help me numb
    I see your appearance even when my eyes are shut
    But I never truly know where to find you

    I taste the words that keep falling out your mouth
    If I could love you I would never put you down
    But I never certainly know where to find you

    Where to find you
    Where to find you
    But I never really know where to find you
    Try, try, try
    Try, try, try
    Try, try, try
    But I never genuinely know where to find you

    I’m guessing, based on the music video, Jonas is stumbling through a sweltering, steamy desert all alone, and finally locates the beautiful California coast. Although one would assume the first stop would be immediately into the monstrous body of water, Jonas instead dances with all the beautiful women on the beach. Hey, we all have our priorities. Is he looking for that special female “hes losing” long ago? Is he searching for himself? Oh, Jonas. You are a mysterious man.

    At the end of the video, Jonas jumps into a Lyft on the beach and leaves. Yes, he gets into a freakin’ Lyft. I couldn’t think it is either, but it happened. Times that have signify, or is it cunning product placement? Perhaps a little of both, honestly. Although Jonas never seems to find who he’s go looking for, the music video is a delicious treat.

    Now, let’s all get out there and shake our hips to this sexy little song and find our inner dance! Afterall, we’re all looking for something.

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