‘Textastrophe’ Pulls Off Hilarious Texting Pranks On Unsuspecting Phone Numbers

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Mar 03 2015

We have travelled a long way, since “is your refrigerator running?”

“Textastrophe: a collection of hilariously disastrous text pranks” a new book is based on the popular Tumblr, representing General published a man’s unique use of telephone numbers. If there ever would be a PSA against sharing your personal cell phone number on Craigslist, the it.

If you follow yet devastatingly experienced can not off the Rails a SMS conversation, three of our favorites below and the book at Amazon finding check out.

Guy saw me a few subs & amp:

This person was a nice, new logo just looking for your restaurant:

And this time wanted only to get rid of a Chili’s gift card:

10 ways to communicate with potential customers without leaving your home

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Mar 02 2015

Networking events.

These two words are two of my favorite words at least ever.

And yet, for most of my trip 8 years as an entrepreneur, I went to them. Lot of them. At night. Away early in the morning. Over the weekend. I would like to put on pants that definitely weren’t as cozy as yoga pants, straighten your hair (they definitely preferred staying with a messy bun), I make my 5 minute makeup routine and somehow or other things convince me to leave my apartment. Sometimes, had happened. At other times, simply surrendered to what I really wanted, threw back her hair up in her messy bun, washed the makeup from my face, back in pajamas and pulled a big sigh of relief. I never really wanted to go.

But I felt like I had. as entrepreneur, living in New York City at the time, there were so many events that you could go to, meet-ups that were happening, mixers that were planned. If you wanted to, he could go to more events every night of the week.Once you have made a commitment to go to two a week and it was like trying to wear a size 4 dress when you are always been a 8-just doesn’t fit.

And again, I would like to squeeze myself into it uncomfortably, I tell myself that this is what “had to do” to succeed in business, the crunch my face in frustration and hail a taxi. This went on for many years. I would feel highly uncomfortable if I went to the event and really guilty if I stayed at home. It was a losing battle no matter what.

Only recently I came to this massive realization: I am an introvert. That’s why I don’t like networking events. There is nothing wrong with me. I have social anxiety disorder. I’m just an introvert. It was one of the most beautiful and relieving aha moments I’ve ever experienced.

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Ban Yak Yik from universities is counterproductive

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Mar 02 2015

Efforts to ban the Yik Yak on campus and violated freedom of expression and counterproductive.

No doubt on it: there are some messages, vile Yik Yak and other social media platforms. But just because some people use these platforms to intimidate and spread hatred does not constitute a justification to ban them from University campuses. Instead, people should (and often do) use the same platforms to condemn sectarianism and spread of tolerance.

I admit, I am one when it comes to the first amendment, and I would rather sin by excess of freedom of expression than the suppression of speech, but horrible as is. And, as any advocate of free expression will tell you, it becomes a problem when the speech is offensive: zero is clamoring to ban videos of cute kittens, play the piano, but there are many people around the world who want to see a ban on anything that looks like hate speech.

Banning hate speech

I am not opposed to private companies, prohibiting hate speech of their services. Facebook, Twitter and many other social networking sites have rules against it. Yik Yak, the latest app to be accused of allowing the spread of hateful, racist speech and harassing comments against women, also has rules forbidding “racially or ethnically offensive” along with messages that “defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the rights legal (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.”

Yik Yak also has mechanisms to remove these speeches, but – as other social networking applications – it should especially enforce these rules after the fact. Its algorithmic filters cannot prevent all negative messages.

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How 3D printing may end fatal shortages of the organ donor

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Mar 02 2015

Three-dimensional printing has been used to make everything from pizza to the prosthesis, and now researchers are working on the use of emerging technology to manufacture hearts, kidneys and other vital organs.

That would be big news, as the number of people who desperately need an organ transplant exceeds the number of donor organs available. On average, about 21 Americans die each day because you need an organ was not available.

What exactly the promise of 3D printing organs and tissues or “bioprinting”? How the technology works, and when it might start saving lives?

For answers to these and other questions, HuffPost science extended to Dr. Anthony Atala (right), director of the Wake Forest Institute for regenerative medicine and a world-renowned expert in the field, to find out.

Here’s a slightly edited version of the Q to &.

Do 3D printing can be finished with the shortage of organs?

3D printing is not magic. It is simply a way of extending current processes we use to engineer of organs in the laboratory. Our team has successfully designed the bladders, cartilage, skin, tubes and vaginas that have been implanted in patients. Our goal is to produce structures of the body such as these with 3D printing to make engineering process more accurate and reproducible. The regenerative medicine – regardless of the form are designed bodies–aims to help solve the shortage of donor organs.

How could compare 3D-printed organs of organ donors?

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Here is what it was like inside Jabba of the Hutt

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Mar 01 2015

Jabba the Hutt-fans have got a Geekout for you.

“Filmumentary” maker Jamie Benning interviewed Jabba puppeteer Toby Philpott via Skype about his work within the gelatinous villain of “Return of the Jedi.” Then Benning PAL Potts words in with a view behind the scenes material combination for the mini-documentary “slimy piece of worm-ridden filth: life in Jabba the Hutt.”

The bullet-like evil to move and expressions can, was not an easy task in the early 1980s animatronics, sometimes require several men within the massive doll as the video reminds.

But if Jabba the screen filled, the effort clearly has paid off.

The Internet ate my newspaper

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Mar 01 2015

A couple of weeks ago, I went to Newton South High School to see Herbie Ziskend give a speech to a group of 50 + years of age about the current status of the news. His persuasive speech broke the fact that physical newspapers group as have existed for hundreds of years, are now almost entirely migrated to digital. He cited sites like HuffPost and Vice as important sources of news for the younger generations-with Facebook and Twitter as a primary distribution platforms for this news. In other words, said that the Huffington Post and Twitter were the medium-bodied.

After seeing his intriguing discourse, I concluded that, in fact, there is a group of websites that my generation would call actually our media establishment as well as websites such as The Huffington Post and Facebook/Twitter. One of the major sites that came to mind was BuzzFeed, a site that aims to create and share viral content on the internet.BuzzFeed appeals to my generation as a source of entertainment and news. As I’m writing this blog post, the first page of an article about the Ukraine conflict-by-side with a post about 12 Valentine’s day cards for people who hate. Countless people in my class use BuzzFeed as a way to pass some time and read some news well-crafted pieces at the same time. A classmate my use BuzzFeed as his daily media source: “[BuzzFeed] coffee rivals in importance to me.” She believes that articles have more personality behind their writing an article from a more formal source. Is inconvenient for her to go and check Facebook or Twitter for small fragments of information that needs to keep in touch with the world when BuzzFeed contains all its entertainment and news in an application or Web site.

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Everyone thinks #TheDress broke the Internet

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Feb 28 2015

They believed also spoils of Kim broke the Internet. In the world of social media noisy, crowded, anything that can captivate the attention of the audience is golden. Of course, now, everyone knows that it is the #TheDress. someone called me today and simply said: “Ok, what color do you think it is? ”

It is a viral meme. No explanation, no demand ‘ have you seen it ‘-just the assumption that everyone knows. This is part of what is so irresistible. If you do not know, you hurry and discover so you can join.

All that is in the category of “the eye of the beholder” is intriguing. Beauty, truth, wisdom, color – all subjective to each individual. We feel an individual phenomenon, collectively, in real time. Person is right. Everyone is right, even if they disagree. WOW, this is unusual.

Because the cool thing, is that #TheDress is the science.Wired had a great piece explaining what is happening:

What happens here is your Visual system is looking for this thing, and you try to discount the chromatic correction of the axis of the light of day, ” said Bevil Conway, a neuroscientist who studies color and vision of Wellesley College. “So people either reset the blue side, which case they eventually see white and gold, or shed on the side of gold, in which case they end up in blue and black.” (Conway sees blue and orange, somehow.)

Every brand out there would like to go viral on the order of #TheDress #KimsButt or #GrumpyCat. Some brands are even trying to cash in on the viral success by “hijacking” the hashtag or popularity.

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Donut Shop allows you to customize the dough of your dreams

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Feb 26 2015

Donuts are certainly a bit been. Dunkin ‘ and Entenmanns are like the Sega games, that you in the attic in retirement, when finally, your parents bought a PlayStation. Keep them in your heart and they offer like sensations, but that’s. They no longer consider the quality of a game.

Yes, the donuts are raised. Added by the celebrated Cronut, a hybrid pastry, an innovative creation that classic partners which again brings together peanut butter and jam have Donuts beyond by Princess-colored sprinkles and frosting. Baker thinking outside of the Fryer, and now, a donut shop leaves the masterminds in the hands of its customers.

Fractured prune not patrons pick a donut, with reference to one that sits behind a glass plate. Instead, they are given the opportunity, your own donut–customize, which is made from scratch.Fractured prune offers 19 different glazes (of banana, Marshmallow) and 13 different toppings (such as sea salt and Bacon!). Once you have selected your toppings and glaze, donut-seeker will come hungry only three to five minutes for their desserts to life have to wait.

This is a great opportunity for anyone, ever in a donut and thought has chewed, “Hmm, that something is missing” or “Man, I wish this sprinkles have, because I’m going and now they are tight between my clutch.” The design-your-own donut concept recognizes and celebrates that every consumer is an individual with a particular palate. It is donut democracy! Check out some brilliant mixtures, which in the past below made it. Then you think, what would your perfect donut exist, stop and smile.

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What should I write about? 25 ideas for Social Media content & Email Marketing

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Feb 25 2015

It is the most common question I get when talking about email marketing, social media or small business in general. “What should I write on? ”

In this world of short attention, mobile devices and SMS, the commitment is the new Word of mouth: public yet significant backwards you get with clients and customers by sending a great email to your list or post something insightful or sharable on social media.

So, what should you write about? The short answer is twofold. You write about what you know that they do not know. It simply means that you share your knowledge and experience for free. And you write that you have access to that they have access to; and you have more access than you might think – early access to a special event or offer, passes backstage, copies autographed, white papers, an extra hour of your time. Give what it takes give and do not charge for. Charge your services, Yes.But on the social and the emails you want to give away it for free, set yourself as the go – to in your business sector. Share it and they will call it. Or by e-mail. Or text when they are willing to do for them.

Here are 25 ideas for quick content, that you can use to build your reputation as an expert or an information centre and access. Try one or two of them this week. Save the list for later if you can avoid this time drawing a vacuum when it is time to send a blast to send or post something interesting on social media. You are not alone. Most people stop and stare at the screen face a blank page or a social message to complete. Even if you’re on this list, I hope that it will generate your own ideas. This is just a beginning.

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For this reason some of new Apple Emoji are yellow

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Feb 25 2015

Apple finally is updating its line of characters emoji with a palette of different skin colors, but some say that the yellowish skin tone included in the pack raises some questions: are Asian stereotypes? Is jaundice? What is the problem?

The yellow apparently should not be a choice of skin tone. It is a default color of the emoji that exists outside the new skin tone color options. Unfortunately, it is quite easy to confuse, and many people is offensive.

This is what happened.

At first, it may seem that the real answer has to do with the standards created by the Unicode Consortium, the small group that sets the rules for special as emoji characters to display on different platforms. Unicode comes with the emoji to begin with, but does not make any choices about how emoji on devices.The aesthetics of the objects and faces depends on how Apple’s iOS platform, for example, combines skin tones suggested with emoji characters.

A spokesman for Apple declined to comment on the updated iOS emoji.

Unicode representative told The Huffington Post that the organization publishes only images in black and white in his letters of code. Anything further than that is the work of a platform or specific software vendor.

In other words, Unicode could tell the code “U + 1F603″ should correspond to “Face smiling with the mouth open”, but the aesthetics of the final image is open to interpretation. For example, when enabled emoji in years Android Jelly Bean, they looked like small black robots. On iOS devices, look round smiley faces, while Google Hangouts are a bit like jelly beans.

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