An Artist Just Invented Legit Pairs of ‘They Live’ Sunglasses, Which Literally Filter Out Digital Advertisements

Thirty years after the release of They Live, artist Ivan Cash has invented an actual, real-life pair of the fictional sunglasses seen in the film, dubbed IRL Glasses. How do they work? Well, the glasses allow you to live IRL (in real life) by blocking LCD/LED screens through horizontal polarized optics. By flattening and rotating the polarized lens 90 degrees, light emitted by LCD/LED screens is blocked, making it look like the TV or computer in front of you is off.
Submitted by terriblefred at 2018-10-23 17:08pm to the The World forum.

‘I’ve never seen these positions politicized’: White House rejection of veterans judges raises concerns of partisanship

The Board of Veterans’ Appeals has long filled a nonpartisan role in the federal government, run by dozens of judges charged with sorting through a thicket of regulations to determine whether an injured veteran is entitled to lifetime benefits.

But this summer, the White House rejected half of the candidates selected by the board chairwoman to serve as administrative judges, who make rulings on the disability claims. The rejections came after the White House required them to disclose their ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-10-23 16:59pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Why are rich people so weird?

On the evenings that we stay in Palo Alto, we walk down the tree-lined University Avenue, reflecting upon our key wins and challenges and preparing for the adventures of the next day.”

With these words, rounding off an article detailing her daily routine on Business Insider, HSBC executive Melania Edwards went viral.

And to be honest, how could she not? They are horrible, bone-chilling words — the sort of thing an alien might come up with if it was trying to blend in with human society, ...
Submitted by Crabapple Yogurt at 2018-10-23 16:26pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Can't Find An Affordable Home? Try Living In A Pod

Prices vary slightly at different sites, but the PodShare where Hewitt's staying costs $1,400 a month. That might sound steep, but traditional apartments in the surrounding neighborhood of Venice Beach go for a lot more.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-10-23 16:20pm to the The Economy forum.

CDC warns against dressing up pet chickens for Halloween

"Their bare skin is exposed, I just like to put a sweater on them to keep them warm and comfortable, and some of them have more personality," Morse told CBS affiliate KNOE-TV.

But people like Morse are being told not to trick-or-treat with their chickens this Halloween. The CDC is asking pet owners to refrain from dressing up their chickens this year due to a particular strain of salmonella.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-10-23 16:19pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

The hack gap: how and why conservative nonsense dominates American politics

Sinclair doesn’t follow journalistic norms for the very good reason that its strategy wasn’t designed by a journalist, similar to how the architect of Fox News, Roger Ailes, came to cable news from a background as a communications strategist for Richard Nixon rather than a journalist.

And it shows. Research from Emory University political scientists Gregory Martin and Josh McCrain found that when Sinclair buys a local station, its local news program begin to cover more national and less ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-10-23 16:19pm to the Television forum.

Pioneer of women's football in Mexico is latest victim of Tijuana violence

Marbella Ibarra was football mad in a machista country where women’s sport is often given short shrift. But with a combination of thick skin, a gift for scouting talent, and unshakable tenacity, Ibarra convinced Mexico that women could play the beautiful game at a professional level.

Ibarra, 46, transformed the face of football, but even that wasn’t enough to shield her from the tsunami of violence wreaking havoc in one of Mexico’s most popular tourist states.

Last week her body was ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2018-10-23 16:10pm to the Crime forum.

Bethesda warns Fallout 76 fans to expect 'spectacular' bugs and issues

In a warm note to fans posted on Twitter today, Bethesda described the decision to create an online-only version of Fallout 'very scary' and admitted having the same questions a lot of Fallout fans still do: "What exactly is this?" The note also states that Fallout 76 isn't a finished game but 'a starting line', and also warns that, yeah, there's gonna be 'unforseen bugs' and potentially 'spectacular issues' ahead for players.

"Some we're aware of, such as areas where performance needs to ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-10-23 16:20pm to the Video Games forum.

Tea Party Group Leaks Call Lists, Guides for Staging Pro-Gun 'Student-Led' High School Protests

An ultra-conservative group representing one of the nation’s largest Tea Party coalitions left exposed dozens of internal documents and call lists containing the names and phone numbers of some 527,000 supporters. Discovered online by security researchers late last month, the cache of files contain a broad range of internal strategic documents, call scripts, and other files that chronicle the group’s efforts to mobile U.S. voters.

Among the records exposed are several political guides ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-10-23 15:37pm to the Education forum.

The Blue Wave Might Wipe Out Voter Suppression, Too

Every state routinely prunes its voter rolls when registered voters move, die, or get convicted of a felony. But under Secretary of State Jon Husted, Ohio has taken an aggressive tack to removing voters from state registration lists. The state purged more than two million voters from its rolls between 2011 and 2016. Many, if not most of those voters were likely ineligible. But over the past few years, as part of an annual audit of sorts, Husted’s office has removed thousands of eligible ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-10-23 15:35pm to the Politics forum.

Iconic Dodge City moves its only polling place outside town

Access to the ballot box in November will be more difficult for some people in Dodge City, where Hispanics now make up 60 percent of its population and have remade an iconic Wild West town that once was the destination of cowboys and buffalo hunters who frequented the Long Branch Saloon.

At a time when many rural towns are slowly dying, the arrival of two massive meatpacking plants boosted Dodge City’s economy and transformed its demographics as immigrants from Mexico and other countries ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-10-23 15:34pm to the Politics forum.

Vigilante group 'Oath Keepers' arrested in Mexico Beach following Hurricane Michael

A group of armed militia members identifying themselves with “The Oath Keepers” was arrested Thursday night for allegedly violating Bay County’s mandatory curfew put in place after Hurricane Michael, according to official reports.

Anthony Cusumano, 34, and Tammy Joan Crandield, 48, were charged with misdemeanor curfew violation while Thomas Hubert Terry, 34; Brian Charles Calkins, 31; and Charles Randall Moye, 44, were charged with violating the Bay County curfew and open carry of a ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-10-23 15:20pm to the Crime forum.

Arizona cancels vaccine program after backlash from parents who don't vaccinate

The state of Arizona has canceled a vaccine education program after receiving complaints from parents who don't immunize their school-age children.

The pilot online course, modeled after programs in Oregon and Michigan, was created in response to the rising number of Arizona schoolchildren skipping school-required immunizations against diseases like measles, mumps and whooping cough because of their parents' beliefs.

But some parents, who were worried the optional course was going to ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-10-23 15:24pm to the Education forum.

Supreme Court: No Questioning Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Over 2020 Citizenship Question

The Supreme Court is siding with the Trump administration to block the questioning of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross about his decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

The unsigned order Monday overrides lower federal courts in New York that would have allowed the questioning of Ross to proceed in lawsuits challenging the addition of a citizenship question on the decennial census for the first time since 1950.

The suits by a dozen states and big cities, among others, say the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-10-23 15:23pm to the Politics forum.

Woman demands passports from Guatemalan tourists after they spoke in Spanish at a Virginia restaurant

Another white woman was caught on video hurling insults to a group of Latinos, this time at Andy’s restaurant in Lovettsville, Virginia. The woman harassed a Latina woman and her family, visiting from Guatemala after they spoke in Spanish.

“She asked for our passports. She said she knew everyone in the county and told us to leave,” the Latina woman, who asked to remain anonymous, told Telemundo’s Washington D.C., affiliate. “We told her: we’re not speaking with you, we’re ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-10-23 15:22pm to the Food forum.

Democrat says she felt

An Arkansas county temporarily closed most of its early voting sites after the Democratic nominee for secretary of state was left off the ballot, a glitch the candidate said left her in "sheer disbelief."

An official with the Garland County Election Commission said three of the county's four early voting sites were closed at times Monday because ballots did not include Susan Inman, the Democrat running for secretary of state. The sites have since re-opened.

Monday marked the start of early ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-10-23 15:18pm to the Politics forum.

Trump: 'You know what I am? I'm a nationalist'

President Trump on Monday declared himself a "nationalist" as he railed against Democrats and "globalists" who put the wellbeing of the world over the country.

At a raucous campaign rally in Houston, Trump warned supporters that Democrats will seek to restore influence to "corrupt, power-hungry globalists."

"You know what a globalist is? A globalist is a person that wants the globe to do well, frankly, not caring about our country so much," Trump said. "And you know what, we can’t have ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-10-23 15:21pm to the Politics forum.

A 14-year-long oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico verges on becoming one of the worst in U.S. history

An oil spill that has been quietly leaking millions of barrels into the Gulf of Mexico has gone unplugged for so long that it now verges on becoming one of the worst offshore disasters in U.S. history.

Between 300 and 700 barrels of oil per day have been spewing from a site 12 miles off the Louisiana coast since 2004, when an oil-production platform owned by Taylor Energy sank in a mudslide triggered by Hurricane Ivan. Many of the wells have not been capped, and federal officials estimate that ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2018-10-23 14:40pm to the The Economy forum.

Meet the competitive sauna masters of Europe

Casually, three men dressed in cowboy outfits — Stetson on top, chaps down below, grass in mouth, the whole deal — sauntered into the room, as if it were a saloon. Full of bravado, they opened up a treasure chest prop placed next to the sauna oven to reveal spheres of ice, which they then packed onto the scorching stones in the middle. It sounded a hiss of pain.
Submitted by nocash at 2018-10-23 14:40pm to the The World forum.

Why the Bidet Never Made It to America

Before my first day of kindergarten, I was under the impression that every toilet came equipped with some sort of adjacent water shooting apparatus. In fact, it wasn’t until that fateful first day that I realized just how savage Americans really are. Because my family immigrated here from Iran — and though I was born in L.A. — I’d never known anything apart from a bathroom with either a separate bowl to wash your asshole, or a toilet outfitted with a water hose dedicated to keeping your ...
Submitted by nocash at 2018-10-23 14:36pm to the Health & Beauty forum.