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Just look at this lego banana-mecha being piloted by a dude in a banana suit

Just look at it. (Thanks, Sandro) report this ad Palmer Luckey is the founder of virtual reality tech firm Oculus, which was bought by Facebook for $2 billion. With a portion of his huge pile of Oculus cash, Luckey is funding a pro-Donald Trump “shitposting” tactical team that churns out racist, sexist, hatey anti-Hillary Clinton memes and works to make them go …

Facebook 'near-billionaire' Palmer Luckey secretly funding racist pro-Trump hate meme machine

Palmer Luckey is the founder of virtual reality tech firm Oculus, which was bought by Facebook for $2 billion. With a portion of his huge pile of Oculus cash, Luckey is funding a pro-Donald Trump “shitposting” tactical team that churns out racist, sexist, hatey anti-Hillary Clinton memes and works to make them go viral. That’s the bombshell of a story out from the …

Internet Thing That Made Me Scream: This Guy on Reddit Won't Hire Women Because They Can Get Pregnant

I run into a lot of weird stuff on Reddit. It’s basically what the platform is made for. Sometimes it’s delightfully weird, but sometimes it’s…infuriating.This thread, from r/legaladvice, starts with pretty typical tech-bro behavior (“Can I bring strippers to the office?”) — but … Continue reading Source link

Amazing, horizontal lightning bolt

If this was a special effect, we’d call it fakey looking, but apparently it’s real lightning, captured in Tampa and posted to Reddit by UnobtrusiveElephant. report this ad I started reading Lynda Barry’s “Ernie Pook’s Comeek” in the back pages of NOW Magazine as a teenager, and it is forever linked in my mind with Matt Groening’s Life in Hell, which ran …

Bitcoin drops 20% after $70M worth of Bitcoin was stolen from Bitfinex exchange

Bitfinex, one of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges online, has suffered a major hack. The company has posted a note on their website detailing the security breach, and while it doesn’t mention a total amount, one of their employees confirmed on Reddit that the total amount stolen was 119,756 bitcoins.   That amount converts to about $77,000,000 based on a price of $650 USD per …

Gilded as charged

T he threat of advertising skulks outside the periphery of every free site or service, but the more terrifying thought is that, to paraphrase “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark,” the ads are coming from inside the house. That’s what Reddit may be facing with a new form of advertising announced by the social news site earlier this week. Reddit doesn’t do well with …

Donald Trump addresses NASA and new media in his first Reddit AMA

As promised, Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump hit Reddit tonight for a spirited  — though not on the official /IAmA subreddit — AMA. The session was light on policy specifics, but the candidate (also casually referred to as “God Emperor” by some participants), managed to answer 13 questions on topics ranging from NASA (pro) to media bias (against), three more than President Obama offered in his own AMA back in …

Spelling, Florida style

Photo credit: nuclearwomb/Reddit Via Reddit, a photo of Pine Ridge High School, Deltona, Florida’s interpretive road art. report this ad Donald Trump, the Republican nominee for President, has announced plans to do an AMA on Reddit. Unlike most “ask me anything” events, however, this one is unofficial and unmoderated by Reddit’s usual team on the r/IAMA subreddit. Instead, it will occur in a fan …