There’s a Digital Media Crash. But No One Will Say It

Yesterday I appeared on a panel about digital publishers who are ‘pivoting to video’. I’ve written about this before. But in case you’re new to it, there have been numerous cases over the last six months to a year in which digital publishers have announced either major job cuts or in some cases literally fired their entire editorial teams in order to ‘pivot to video.’ The phrase has almost become a punchline since, as I’ve argued, there is basically no publisher in existence ...
Submitted by somedongus at 2017-11-18 6:28am to the The Economy forum.

Decades of failing to recognize ADHD in girls has created a “lost generation” of women

Girls are closing one gender gap we don’t want: diagnoses of Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Between 2003 and 2011, parents reported an increase of ADHD diagnoses of 55% for girls, compared to 40% for boys, according to a 2015 study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry.

And yet girls continue to be misdiagnosed in spades, with alarming consequences, Dr. Ellen Littman, clinical psychologist and co-author of Understanding Girls with AD/HD, tells Quartz. “The outcomes for ...
Submitted by Agent #1 at 2017-11-18 6:22am to the Health & Beauty forum.

Hillary Clinton blames Comey for loss, not herself

Sanders told CBS News, "I come from the white working class and I am deeply humiliated that the Democratic Party cannot talk to the people from where I came from."
Talking about the Comey letters, Sanders said, "It's not a question of what happens in the last week. The question is that she should have won this election by 10 percentage points."
Submitted by somedongus at 2017-11-18 6:12am to the Politics forum.

A Hacker Hero Has Been Banned From Cyber Conferences After Decades Of Inappropriate Behavior

As in many of those other cases, Draper’s actions were well known to at least a core of people who had regular contact with him. Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak told BuzzFeed News that Steve Jobs once told him that Draper, an early associate, once asked Jobs to sit on Draper’s back in the 1970s, an offer Wozniak said Jobs declined as being “out of the ordinary.”

But in the hacking world, where unusual behavior is accepted and often celebrated, there were few official steps taken to ...
Submitted by revdrew at 2017-11-18 3:35am to the Crime forum.

Jesse Jackson Says He Has Parkinson's Disease

The Rev. Jesse Jackson announced Friday that he has Parkinson's disease, saying that he first noticed symptoms "about three years ago."

Jackson, 76, released the news in what he called an update "on my health and the future."

The longtime political and social activist, who was part of Martin Luther King Jr.'s inner circle in the 1960s and who later founded the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, said that after noticing signs of the motor system disorder, he attempted to work through it.

"But as my ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-11-17 22:57pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Uh, Is This Transformers Toy a Trump Supporter?

It was brought to our attention that a graphic appears on one of our Transformers figures that, when translated from Cybertonian letters to English, spells out MAGA. We investigated the issue, and discovered that one of our vendors inserted this as part of the design without authorization. We are addressing this with the vendor.

We do not intend for our products to carry political messages, and apologize to anyone who was offended by this message.
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2017-11-17 23:03pm to the Politics forum.

Fox News Bans Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons for Life

Kiss frontman Gene Simmons—until this week, a favorite guest on Fox News and Fox Business Network programs, which couldn’t get enough of his supposedly outrageous rock-star antics mixed with conservative politics—has been banned for life from the right-leaning cable channels.

Fox finally had enough of Simmons after he crudely insulted female Fox staffers, taunted them and exposed his chest, and otherwise behaved like the “demon” character he plays onstage. Management was not amused, ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-11-17 22:58pm to the Music forum.

Graphic: Navy admits to being involved in obscene skydrawings spotted in Okanogan Co.

WARNING: Some viewers may find the photos in this story offensive
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-11-17 22:58pm to the Arts forum.

Corporations Will NOT Use Their Windfalls To Create Jobs

Part of the mantra obediently recited by advocates of the mis-named “tax reform” bill is their touching (or feigned) belief that corporations will use the funds being repatriated and/or saved from the tax collector to create jobs.

Brings to mind the old adage about the triumph of hope over experience.

Ed Brayton relays the recent, eye-opening response by corporate CEOs to a speech by Gary Cohn, Trump’s chief economic advisor.

Trump’s chief economic adviser, Gary Cohn, took part in ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-11-17 22:56pm to the The Economy forum.

Mother's boyfriend guilty of murder in torture death of 8-year-old Palmdale boy

A 37-year-old man accused of torturing and beating his girlfriend’s 8-year-old son to death in a case that prompted far-reaching reforms of the county’s child welfare system was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder.

Jurors deliberated for about six hours before returning the verdict against Isauro Aguirre, also finding true a special allegation that the murder was committed with the infliction of torture.

The jury must next determine whether Aguirre should be sentenced to death for ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-11-17 23:00pm to the Crime forum.

A Weeping Jim Bakker Beg You To Buy His Survival Food Buckets For The Sake Of Your Grandchildren

A weeping Jim Bakker brought one of his grandchildren on to his program today to beg people to stock up on his buckets of End Times survival food so that they can avoid taking the Mark of the Beast when all hell breaks loose if Democrats manage to kill President Trump and/or regain political power.

“If they kill our president or they destroy him or whatever, if we elect the other side,” Bakker said, “this is it. I think maybe Trump is here to give us time to get ready because all hell is ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2017-11-17 22:56pm to the Food forum.

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill, responding to Franken allegations, claims bedding 50 women

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill, a Democratic candidate for governor, apparently trying to head off any criticisms from his opponents, revealed what he says are his sexual escapades over the years on a Facebook post.

A post on O'Neill's official Facebook said he was speaking up "on behalf of all heterosexual males" after allegations against Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken came to light Thursday. O'Neill, a Chagrin Falls native, said he had been "sexually intimate" with "approximately ...
Submitted by phlogiston at 2017-11-17 20:25pm to the Politics forum.

Why Harvey Weinstein is disgraced but Donald Trump is president

Se reached out to the man behind the show, a man who was rich and powerful and connected. She wanted another job. She wanted advice. And he was happy to meet with her. He invited her to his office, in New York.

When she arrived, she says the man immediately kissed her on the mouth. It made her uncomfortable, but she rationalized it. Maybe this is just how he greets people, she thought. He told her she was great, she was smart, she was attractive. He said he would love to work with her more. ...
Submitted by silver bullet at 2017-11-17 19:39pm to the Politics forum.

Let's now consider the "postmodern design hellscape" of The Cheesecake Factory

California’s Winchester Mystery House is said to be haunted, its bizarre architecture full of nonsensical room layouts and stairs to nowhere the result of a ghostly curse laid on its builder, Sarah Winchester. The (very shakily established) legend states that the deaths brought about by the source of the Winchester’s fortune—the highly popular firearm bearing their name—resulted in the need to confuse spectral pursuers with elaborate architecture.

What, then, do we make of The ...
Submitted by crote at 2017-11-17 19:16pm to the Food forum.

Meet Boston Dynamics’ streamlined SpotMini

From that cursory glance, the underlying hardware appears mostly the same from the earlier iteration of the company’s first all-electric quadrupedal bot. The exterior, however, has been given a pretty dramatic makeover — making the new SpotMini far and away the most polished product out of the company yet. That could be keeping in line with SoftBank’s goal of commercializing its robotics, along the lines of what it’s done with Pepper — though, as adorable as the new Spot is, it’s ...
Submitted by InscrutableCant at 2017-11-17 19:21pm to the Science forum.

Bakery Chain Apologizes for Using Sausage Roll As Jesus in Nativity Scene

The spoof has upset Christians, who say this substitution is no laughing matter — they’ve called Greggs a “sick” place full of “cowards” for portraying the Son of God as a non-kosher pastry that’s mysteriously got a bite out of one end. The U.K. Evangelical Alliance argues the whole thing is a gimmick that’s an attempt at “manufacturing a scandal to sell baked goods.”
Submitted by nocash at 2017-11-17 19:25pm to the Food forum.

World's first human head transplant a success, mad scientist claims

The world's first human head transplant has allegedly been performed on a corpse, and people are losing their heads to be the first to have it done on a living person.
Submitted by steelrose at 2017-11-17 17:45pm to the Horseshit! forum.

"I forgave and I forgive:" Wrongfully convicted man Wilbert Jones freed after 45 years

As Wilbert Jones emerged from a Louisiana prison, free for the first time in more than 45 years, he was asked by a reporter if he harbors resentment against the authorities who withheld evidence in his case all those years ago.

"I forgave and I forgive," Jones said, citing his faith in God for giving him hope during his incarceration, and helping him focus on the future.

Jones, now 65, was 19 when police arrested him on suspicion of abducting a nurse at gunpoint from a Baton Rouge hospital's ...
Submitted by crote at 2017-11-17 17:49pm to the Crime forum.

The Dismal Future of Trump's Least Favorite Agency

The strangest thing about the man who's expected to be named the next leader of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is that he has long opposed the agency's work. This is the agency established in the wake of the 2008 market crash, whose regulatory reach touches countless financial products that Americans use every day—student loans, payday loans, credit cards, mortgages, and so on.

Earlier this week, the bureau’s current leader, Richard Cordray, announced he will step down by the end ...
Submitted by katheudo at 2017-11-17 17:41pm to the The Economy forum.

BREAKING: We Have Found the Funniest Republican Tweet Ever

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Submitted by SharoKham at 2017-11-17 16:28pm to the Politics forum.