Be Careful, The Wii U Has Auto-Shutoff Feature
IGN reported that they managed to lose a solid 90 minutes of gameplay because the Wii U has a default auto-shutoff setting that include non-registry of motion of the gamepad during gameplay. So, if you pause the game for over an hour without moving anything, your console will shut itself off.
While this would be a problem, you can customize when the auto-shutoff occurs, or if it should happen at all. The default setting is one hour, but feel free to change it at whim. Just remember to change the setting first.
My original intent for this article was to write a thoughtful analysis of the craziness that was Chick-Fil-A appreciation day. But nope. You will get none of that from me. Because I am frustrated, very frustrated, with how this all went down.
Horseshoe Shaped UFO Caught on Tape?
People, I warned you. I warned you of the inevitable invasion of the toilet seats, but did you listen to me? No. So now we have a video of a toilet seat UFO flying in the sky. So the video was shot on July 26th, 2012 in Busan, South Korea. The video shows a fast moving horseshoe shaped object flying through the sky as a group of people can be heard watching in amazement. The object sways left and right and then towards the end of the video, it seems to flatten it’s shape then it literally begins to disappear into thin air and the video goes to a zoomed in shot of the video and you get a better look at it. Then the video ends.
OK, all jokes aside, I actually think this video is pretty good. Sure the UFO looks kind of…odd, but it just seems genuine to me. I don’t think it’s any kind of toy or CGI effect and the people in the background seem like they are interested in what they’re looking at. The thing that really does it for me is the way it disappears. We hardly ever see this in UFO videos and when we do they look like really bad aftereffects. This one looks very real in how it fades away/disappears. I don’t know, I think over all I’m going to say the video is genuine. If it’s not, then I give whoever made it major props. So what do you think? Does it show a real horseshoe shaped UFO or is this just some kind of toy or CGI effect?
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World’s first virtual grocery store opens in Korea!
Customers scan QR codes underneath pictures of products with smart phones to add them to their online carts and the items are delivered to their homes.
Vigilantes in Pearland…Not Just in Sanford, Not Just Trayvon Martin!
It was just another Tuesday evening in a normally quiet neighborhood in Pearland, Texas, where kids are often found playing with one another and driving go-carts.
A family had just returned from Galveston on a spring break excursion, when upon their return, all of a sudden the unthinkable happened.
“You don’t belong in this neighborhood!”
These are the words that Jules Moor, a 13-year old black child, says that Deanna Johnson, a middle-aged white female, said to him after Johnson slammed her 2011 Jeep Wrangler into his go-cart on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.
STRUCK BY VEHICLE - According to court documents obtained from Jules’ attorney, Sylvester Anderson, Jules went for a ride in his go-cart in his neighborhood with another 13-year old boy who had been spending spring break with the Moor family. A third minor boy, another friend of Jules’, rode a small bicycle behind the go-cart.
Jules saw two cars behind him while driving back home, so he decided to drive his go-cart completely off the road to his right onto the grassy edge of the neighborhood park to avoid being in the way of traffic.
It is then that Jules states that Johnson swung her vehicle across the south-bound lane of the road, ran over the curb onto the grass and deliberately and intentionally rammed her vehicle head-on into the go-cart.
According to Jules, Johnson got out of her vehicle and confronted the boys in a hostile and threatening manner yelling “Where do you live? Who are your parents?” while shaking her finger at the kids. Jules goes on to say, “With all due respect, Ma’am, I live down the street,” to which Johnson allegedly tells him that she didn’t care and that she was calling the police.
Jules called his mother and told her that Johnson had hit his go-cart and didn’t know why.
A MOTHER DISRESPECTED
“He thought he was going to die,” said Theresa Moor, mother of Jules. “All I could do was stop what I was doing, grab my keys and make my way to my child.”
As Theresa arrived, she saw that the go-cart had been damaged severely and learned from Jules that Johnson had accused the boys of not living in the neighborhood. As Theresa approached Johnson to find out what happened, Johnson put her palm up to her face in a dismissive manner, refused to talk, went back to her truck and rolled up the windows.
Frustrated at the way things were transpiring, Theresa contacted the police and several Brazoria County Sherriff’s deputies arrived.
According to Theresa, she overheard Johnson claim that she was trying to “detain” the boys because they looked like some kids that they had seen earlier riding bicycles onto the driveways of houses in the neighborhood.
EXTERNAL INJURIES, INTERNAL SCARS
Jules and the other 13-year old boy in the go-cart sustained back and neck injuries as a result of the wreck. The boys had collars placed on their necks, were placed on stretchers and taken by ambulance to the emergency room of Southeast Memorial Hermann Hospital. They were treated and released, but Jules has since been diagnosed with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and is seeing a therapist regularly.
According to Theresa, her son has been completely traumatized and has not been the same after the ordeal. He doesn’t wish to talk about the wreck.
“My son is not the same,” says Theresa. “He doesn’t want to play outside anymore or leave the house alone. I just don’t know why she did this to my child.”
It is still unclear why Johnson decided to do what she did. Johnson never apologized for ramming her truck into the go-cart and jeopardizing the lives of the three children and according to witnesses, was seen laughing as she spoke with the Sheriff’s deputies.
Johnson was not arrested or drug-tested upon the admission of her actions. The Sheriff’s department Captain that came on the scene decided not to arrest Johnson upon consulting with the District Attorney.
“I don’t think this was handled properly,” says Anderson.
Yikes! After searching for big bugs for two days in the wild vegetation of Little Barrier Island (New Zealand), former park ranger Mark Moffett came across the largest insect in the world!
The bug, which is the largest Giant Weta to ever be photographed, resembles an overgrown cricket, except it weighs as much as three mice–approximately 75g–and has a 7-inch wingspan!
Moffett said he spotted the colossal creepy-crawler up in a tree alongside a trail as he was exploring. He held the bug in his hand as she nibbled on a carrot he had brought along as a snack. Moffett then returned Bugs Bunny, as he had appropriately named her, to where he found her.
Giant Wetas, officially named Deinacrida fallai, can only be found on Little Barrier Island, as the mainland population was wiped out on the main land by rats.
Long story short? PayPal is refusing to allow Regretsy.com to send families in need of some Christmas cheer because the “Donate” button was “misused.”
A conversation with a snotty PayPal representative shows that PayPal has an interesting policy on the use of the “Donate” button:
“You can use the donate button to raise money for a sick cat, but not poor people.”
This cheery representative also seems to think April (Regretsy’s founder) is plotting some dastardly scheme or trying to go through a loophole. Just a highlight from the conversation:
PAYPAL: You say you’re selling these as gifts but there is no information as to what the gift is.
APRIL: People sell mystery gifts and grab bags all the time. What about sites where they say, let us choose for you?”
PAYPAL: It doesn’t say that on your site.
APRIL: Is that the problem? If I say it’s a mystery gift would that be sufficient?
PAYPAL: You aren’t going to be able to get around this. It’s too late, we know what you’re trying to do and we’re not going to let you do it.
APRIL: But there are hundreds of toys! Do you think it’s reasonable to create a drop down menu for hundreds of gifts, all of them different, and create an inventory for each as “one?” So that every time one sells, it’s sold out, and the customer has to keep choosng options and going through check out to see if they can find a gift that’s still available?
PAYPAL: Yes, I think it’s reasonable.
After manually refunding donations $2 at a time as requested, PayPal still froze the account, meaning money that was intended to be given to needy families for Christmas is now frozen up, along with income legitmately made through E-book sales.
This is how PayPal treats a loyal customer for over 10 years who is simply trying to reach out help families in need through donations?
Please share your thoughts with these email addresses, and get the word out about PayPal’s policy about donations!
email@example.com (Let public relations know you are filing complaints)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Amanda Pires — Media Relations Contact)
email@example.com (Michael Moldenburg, Paypal Complaints)
firstname.lastname@example.org (Scott Thompson, PayPal President)
email@example.com (Mary Hentges, CFO PayPal)
firstname.lastname@example.org (PayPal Office of Executive Escalations)
First, someone gets their account froze due to a slight misunderstanding (and Paypal refuses to listen to reason and reopen in), and now this? Wow, fuck you Paypal. You just love screwing people over, don’t you?
Luckily, I’m already working on withdrawing all my money from my account with them. After which, I’ll close the damn thing.
Breaking News of the Day: Libya’s interim government confirmed this morning that former dictator Muammar Gaddafi has died from injuries sustained during the sacking of his hometown of Sirte.
“There was a lot of firing against his group and he died,” National Transitional Council official Abdel Majid Mlegta is quoted as saying. Neither the State Department nor NATO have been able to independently verify the NTC’s report.
Gaddafi is said to have been hiding in a hole, and reportedly called out “don’t shoot” as fighters moved in to grab him. One of the fighters who says he was present claims he was “brandishing a golden pistol” belonging to Gaddafi.
If confirmed, Gaddafi’s death would mark a definitive end to the eight-month-long uprising that officially began with a “Day of Revolt” on February 17.
Just because the police are moving in at a time when most people are asleep, we will show them that we are wide awake and spreading the word!
Occupy Wall Street News Round Up of the Day: MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell delivers a scathing excoriation of the criminally under-reported police brutality exhibited during last weekend’s Occupy Wall Street protests.
The footage of police officers dragging women by their hair and tackling civilians to the ground simply for holding a video camera drew the ire of Anonymous members, who have released private details about suspected pepper-spraying police officer Anthony Bologna, and have vowed to “take [the NYPD] down from the Internet” if police brutality against the protesters persists.
Though O’Donnell’s show is called The Last Word, Matt Taibbi, popping his Occupy Wall Street cherry in Rolling Stone, notes that this movement may be instrumental in conquering Wall Street corruption by taking the important first step toward “making people aware of the battle lines.”
EVERYONE NEEDS TO WATCH THIS ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
seriously, watch it
This is BEYOND fucked up!