Some members requested that we create a social media page over Google plus so people could interact and follow news over there. I'm still new over Google plus thingies, but I'll see what can be improved added over days.
Google plus page: https://plus.google.com/u/1/communities/
Tumblr/Goodreads/AO3/etc: I'm secondaccident pretty much everywhere you can think of. Expect for tumblr where you can find me under jimmmynovak (3 M's, obs obs)
Describe yourself in five sentences or less: I'm Finnish Literature Major from Uni of Helsinki and I just graduated, so we're living interesting times since I don't know what to do with myself and my life after 6 years of more or less intense studying. I'm passionate reader and a book-lover. I do cosplay with my partner in crime and I've been doing that for 7 years now, so it's probably not going to change anytime soon. I'm terrible easily addicted to new things and I'm a sucker for all kinds of geeky things. LGBT rights, feminism and all that jazz. I'm pretty liberal in my views; if you're happy and not hurting anyone then I don't care what you are/what you like, it's probably cool by me.
Top 5 Fandoms: Star Wars, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, Harry Potter, Kingdom Hearts. These are probably my main ones I keep coming back to over and over again.
I mostly post about: Daily life, what I'm currently stressing/reading/eating/planning/doing/
I rarely post about: My relationship in terms of sex life or emotional struggles. Politics. I have strong political views, but current state of many things gets me so worked up and mad I feel it's just better not to write about those things after raging about them to all your friends and family.
My last three posts were about: Graduating, what I'm currently reading, money and how I really want to get our balcony to look nice, but how it's difficult when all out windows are facing South and it's like sauna out there and everything died last year, but now we're going to prepare ourselves to this battle with some tough-ass-plants that can survive in the sunlight.
How often do I post?: I aim for once a week but some times I write more, some times less, I don't know what happens now when I try tackling two languages at once. I'm not stressing myself about this matter, I'll write when I feel like I have something to write about.
How about commenting?: I comment if I feel like I have something to say. :)
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On last night’s Tonight Show, Jordan Peele came out sprinting, which, considering everything he’s got going these days, makes sense. Sure, he was recreating the so-called “Get Out Challenge,” where fans of his uniformly praised “social thriller” (as he terms it) recreate that scene from the movie. You know the one. Still, the point stands that Peele has a lot of irons in the fire, plus whatever metaphor you want to use for the imminent birth of his child with wife and fellow hilarious person Chelsea Peretti. (Peele refers to their joint venture as “brewing a comedy legend within her.”)
There to promote Get Out’s DVD/Blu-ray release this past Tuesday, Peele was his usual charming and funny self, filling in Jimmy Fallon and an armed-forces-packed Fleet Week audience on the massive critical and commercial success of Get Out (he modestly asserted that its $230 million box ...
After following this sub for over a year and watching over a hundred horror movies over the past few years I've learned that what is scary is a very subjective thing. We tend to troll quite a bit in this sub on what is scary and what is not but I've learned over the years that different people can have vastly different opinions on things based on what is scary in their own personal context. Whether it's clowns, women-centric things like rape or domestic abuse, snakes, rabid-dogs, spiders, abductions, ghosts, creepy dolls, aliens, serial killers on the loose, masked killers, dreams, gore, animal abuse, home intruders etc... What is it that truly gets under your skin?
For me personally it is anything that happens while I'm sleeping, only to wake up and find someone in the room or someone watching me. The Babadook or The Conjuring have particularly left a lasting impression on me. There was also a scene in a 1993 alien abduction tv series called Intruders where alien lifeforms walk through walls to abduct their sleeping victims that scared the crap out of me at a young age. I'm also afraid of snakes. Even watching a National Geographic documentary on snakes will give me a general feeling of unease that lasts several hours after finishing the movie.
With that said, I've begun to realize that just because something isn't scary to you doesn't mean it might not be scary to someone else. We all come from different past experiences that determine what is scary and what is not. I'm beginning to realize there aren't many things that are truly universally scary to everyone.
Even a military vet could be scared by a particularly vivid war movie sequence - Saving Private Ryan could be scary to some people. I'm curious what movies (not just horror genre) have truly scared you and left a lasting impression on you - hours, days, or even years after watching the movie. And more importantly, why? What constituted those fears?
Tonight on MeTV- murder checks into a remote hotel- and the combination of victims and suspects makes for a baffling battle of wits between two of our favorite half-wits, one of the greatest Universal horror stars, and more- when “Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer Boris Karloff”!
Welcome to the Lost Caverns Resort Hotel- where the staff includes house detective Casey and bumbling bellboy Freddy, played by- who else?- Bud and Lou! Freddy is fired after causing turmoil when a famous criminal attorney is checking in- and, when the now EX- bellboy goes to his room to plead with him to let bygones be bygones, and possibly save his job- he discovers that the attorney, Amos Strickland, has been murdered! Even worse- Freddy is suspected of being the killer, perhaps as revenge for Strickland demanding his dismissal!
While Casey knows his little pal couldn’t possibly be a murderer, the local cops don’t agree on his innocence- and decide to keep him in custody in the hotel. There are, suspiciously, a bunch of Strickland’s former clients who happen to be staying at the resort- including a sultry siren and a mysterious swami (Karloff)- and they all get together, and , in view of their pasts, agree that Freddy must take the fall for the murder. Failed attempts to get him to sign a confession lead to more serious actions against him- as well as more dead bodies appearing (and disappearing)!
A decision is made by the cops to hint that Freddy has possession of a significant piece of evidence that could reveal the real murderer- which only puts him in more danger! Freddy isn’t safe anywhere- especially when he is lured to the Lost Caverns nearby by the killer! Can the fat little fall guy survive- and will the real murderer be caught?
This 1949 comedy/mystery has some true nail-biter moments- as well as plenty of comedic byplay with Bud and Lou- including Lou’s masquerade as a hotel chambermaid, and a card game with some passed-on players! We’ll talk about the cast- give you some background on how one character was changed when Karloff came on board- and more, including a vintage Sven song (as well as the presence of our old coffin and set- from our last showing of this film several years ago)!
“Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer Boris Karloff” will start tonight on MeTV at 10 pm eastern/pacific, 9 central, and you can check for specific channel and time in your local listings or at www.metv.com . Our Chicago area viewers get one more look at “Godzilla VS Monster Zero” on our sister station, WCIU, the U, at 11 am.
A BIG “thank you” to everyone who helped donate to our WCIU “Fill a Bag/ Fill a Bus” event last Wednesday- it was so nice to have so many Sven fans make a point of coming out to the location we were at, to meet me and contribute- we haven’t gotten all the final totals in yet, but , even before I left our location- the amount of monetary donations had already surpassed the entire amount given in the entire day at a previous event- and there were still four hours to go! This generosity, along with the bags of food that filled the bus by day’s end, will help the Greater Chicago Food Depository feed the hungry this summer. Our thanks to the folks at Jewel/Osco as well for being our partners in this endeavor.
Let me again mention- those “It Came from Berwyn” posters in our store are a very popular item- make sure you order yours as soon as possible!
We hope you enjoy this extended holiday weekend- and take a moment to remember the members of our armed forces who gave their lives protecting our country.
And- join us tonight for Bud and Lou, and Boris too!
Southeast Toyota Distributors is recalling more than 1,300 trucks and SUVs to replace lug nuts that can break.
The 2013-2017 Toyota Tundra trucks and Sequoia SUVs are equipped with 20-inch Rockstar wheels installed by Southeast Toyota or a Southeast Toyota dealer.
In February 2017, Southeast Toyota Distributors received a report from a dealer about a vehicle with four cracked lug nuts. Southeast gathered the lug nuts for an independent lab to test, finding the lug nuts didn't meet standards. However, Toyota wasn't sure if the lug nuts were those that were initially installed by Southeast, so Toyota decided to monitor the situation.
In April, Southeast received another report of a vehicle with four cracked lug nuts and reopened its investigation. Southeast Toyota worked with the wheel supplier to find why the lug nuts were cracking and determined certain nuts manufactured between September and December 2015 did not meet specifications.
Toyota will supply new lug nuts that will be installed and torqued correctly and dealers will inspect the wheels for unusual wear in the area of the lug nuts. Wheels with wear due to the lug nuts will be replaced.
The 2013-2017 Toyota Tundra and Sequoia recall is expected to begin June 23, 2017. Owners may contact Southeast Toyota at 866-405-4226 and ask for info about recall number SET17A.
CarComplaints.com has owner-reported complaints about the Toyota trucks and SUVs named in the recall:
This movie was great. The slow pace built up an intriguing tragedy tale with great sense of impending dread. Then in five minutes they ruin everything they built. I'm even ok with the random goat, but show a more thought out reason for her to join! Fear, isolation, hopelessness...all would have been good reasons. But instead it's just OK I'm a witch now. Then cap it off with the stupid flying witches at the end. Now there's several witches? I'll fix it for them:
Option 1 The goat is just the witch's familiar like the rabbit. Witch shows up. Instead of seducing the girl like she did the boy, the witch uses her words as her temptation in a dialogue about religion and despair that God left the protagonist in. Movie ends with them going back into the forest cabin where the boy was taken. No random new witches.
Option 2: Goat Satan tricks her into giving up her soul by signing the book. Convinces her to sacrifice the twins so they can join their family in heaven. She becomes shackled to the coven or single witch or goat or rabbit or whatever and ends in eternal despair completing the tragedy.
Option 3: She was the witch the whole time...only Norman Bates style during black outs (bucked from horse, peekaboo blackout). Backstory, her dad had suspicion that's why they left the first town.
Man I hated that ending.
On Monday 15 May, during a town hall meeting in New York, Disney CEO Bob Iger informed a group of ABC employees that hackers had stolen one of the company’s movies.
The hackers allegedly informed the company that if a ransom was paid, then the copy would never see the light of day. Predictably, Disney refused to pay, the most sensible decision under the circumstances.
Although Disney didn’t name the ‘hacked’ film, it was named by Deadline as ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’. A week later, a video was published by the LA Times claiming that the movie was indeed the latest movie in the successful ‘Pirates’ franchise.
From the beginning, however, something seemed off. Having made an announcement about the ‘hack’ to ABC employees, Disney suddenly didn’t want to talk anymore, declining all requests for comment. That didn’t make much sense – why make something this huge public if you don’t want to talk about it?
With this and other anomalies nagging, TF conducted its own investigation and this Wednesday – a week and a half after Disney’s announcement and a full three weeks after the company was contacted with a demand for cash – we published our findings.
Our conclusion was that the ‘hack’ almost certainly never happened and, from the beginning, no one had ever spoken about the new Pirates film being the ‘hostage’. Everything pointed to a ransom being demanded for a non-existent copy of The Last Jedi and that the whole thing was a grand hoax.
Multiple publications tried to get a comment from Disney before Wednesday, yet none managed to do so. Without compromising our sources, TF also sent an outline of our investigation to the company to get to the bottom of this saga. We were ignored.
Then, out of the blue, one day after we published our findings, Disney chief Bob Iger suddenly got all talkative again. Speaking with Yahoo Finance, Iger confirmed what we suspected all along – it was a hoax.
“To our knowledge we were not hacked,” Iger said. “We had a threat of a hack of a movie being stolen. We decided to take it seriously but not react in the manner in which the person who was threatening us had required.”
Let’s be clear here, if there were to be a victim in all of this, that would quite clearly be Disney. The company didn’t ask to be hacked, extorted, or lied to. But why would a company quietly sit on a dubious threat for two weeks, then confidently make it public as fact but refuse to talk, only to later declare it a hoax under pressure?
That may never be known, but Disney and its colleagues sure managed to get some publicity and sympathy in the meantime.
Publications such as the LA Times placed the threat alongside the ‘North Korea’ Sony hack, the more recent Orange is the New Black leak, and the WannaCry ransomware attacks that plagued the web earlier this month.
“Hackers are seizing the content and instead of just uploading it, they’re contacting the studios and asking for a ransom. That is a pretty recent phenomenon,” said MPAA content protection chief Dean Marks in the same piece.
“It’s scary,” an anonymous studio executive added. “It could happen to any one of us.”
While that is indeed the case and there is a definite need to take things seriously, this particular case was never credible. Not a single person interviewed by TF believed that a movie was available. Furthermore, there were many signs that the person claiming to have the movie was definitely not another TheDarkOverlord.
In fact, when TF was investigating the leak we had a young member of a release group more or less laugh at us for wasting our time trying to find out of it was real or not. Considering its massive power (and the claim that the FBI had been involved) it’s difficult to conclude that Disney hadn’t determined the same at a much earlier stage.
All that being said, trying to hoax Disney over a fake leak of The Last Jedi is an extremely dangerous game in its own right. Not only is extortion a serious crime, but dancing around pre-release leaks of Star Wars movies is just about as risky as it gets.
In June 2005, after releasing a workprint copy of Star Wars: Episode 3, the FBI took down private tracker EliteTorrents in a blaze of publicity. People connected to the leak received lengthy jail sentences. The same would happen again today, no doubt.
It might seem like fun and games now, but people screwing with Disney – for real, for money, or both – rarely come out on top. If a workprint of The Last Jedi does eventually become available (and of course that’s always a possibility), potential leakers should consider their options very carefully.
A genuine workprint leak could prompt the company to go to war, but in the meantime, fake-based extortion attempts only add fuel to the anti-piracy fire – in Hollywood’s favor.
The legend of Samara takes a chilling turn in the new chapter of the hit Ring franchise, Rings (read our review). The Rings Blu-ray Combo Pack “features over 45 minutes of terrifying bonus content including deleted and extended scenes and a nail-biting alternate ending.” Plus, go behind-the-scenes with interviews with the cast and crew as they discuss the new chapter in the iconic Ring franchise.
To celebrate the UK release of Rings on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital on May 29th we’re giving you a chance of winning a pair of tickets to a ghost hunting experience with Dusk Till Dawn Events PLUS a 24” Smart TV and 4K Blu-Ray player as the first part of a ‘Clip Scavenger Hunt.’ Simply watch the following clip and answer the question below:
- How many appliances does it take to create Samara?
Did you get it? Keep a hold of your answer and head over to the Rings Facebook page for further details on the next clue / how to submit your full entry! Please note you need all 3 answers in order to enter.
Rings is available in the UK on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital from Monday May29th
Mozilla plans to increase the number of content processes of Firefox's multi-process architecture to four (from one) with the release of Firefox 54.
Tip: if you are new to the concept or want to find out more about it, read our extensive Firefox multi-process guide.
Firefox Stable users who run a multi-process Firefox copy right now, run it with one content process and one browser process. This system divides the browser's core from the content -- read websites, services and apps -- that the user opens in the web browser.
Mozilla announced plans some time ago to increase the content process limit so that multiple content processes would be used by the Firefox web browser.
This has been tested in Firefox Nightly for some time, and appears to be ready for rollout to the stable user base of the browser. You can check the number of content processes by opening the system's Task Manager to see how many Firefox processes are listed there.
The target for the change is Firefox 54, but late minute issues may delay the change to Firefox 55. Mozilla plans to enable the four content processes of Firefox for 80% of the eligible population. The remaining 20% of users remain on one content process when the switch happens; a control group so to speak to monitor stability, performance and other metrics.
Tip: you can increase the number of Firefox content processes manually as well. This enables you to increase the limit, or decrease it. The latter may be useful to reduce the browser's memory usage.
Some Firefox installations are still not eligible for Firefox's multi-process architecture. This includes systems with accessibility tools or settings enabled. Multiple processes won't be enabled for users with extensions either, regardless of whether those are legacy add-ons, or WebExtensions.
Mozilla ran its memory test again to determine the right number of content processes. An increase in the number of content processes for the browser always goes along with an increase in memory usage.
The latest test saw Firefox still using significantly less memory than Chrome on all tested desktop devices. On Windows devices, Chrome used up to 2.4 times the memory than Firefox.
One reason for that is that Chrome uses content processes for each site or service opened in the browser. Firefox would use significantly more memory if Mozilla were to enable the same system in the browser so that sites and services would all open up in their own content process.
Mozilla's initial estimation was that multi-process Firefox would use about 20% more RAM than the non-multi-process browser.
Firefox has no option currently to replicate Chrome's handling of content processes. While you can set a high limit, for instance 50, it would mean that Firefox would use individual content processes for the first 50 sites or apps only, and re-use content processes for anything that is opened afterwards.
Mozilla hopes that the increase to four content processes will improve system stability further.
Mozilla believes that it has found the sweet spot between the number of content processes for Firefox's multi-process architecture and memory usage of the browser. Further optimization may change the number from four to a higher number in the future.
I ran a Firefox Nightly copy for months with four content processes, and the browser ran super stable in that time.
Now You: Have you tried Firefox with multiple content processes already? What's your takeaway? (via Sören Hentzschel)
2003-2006 Toyota Matrix It's under 5k or a little above And gets 25-30 mpg And it's an suv so I got lots of room for storage in case I travel Why get a Corolla/civic when this has more room for the same price Plus u can work uber xl for higher fares I can even sleep in the back because of foldable seats for long travels
Getting ready to purchase a newer car. Currently have a 02 bmw 330i. I love it but it has to go and I can't afford a new one. So with that being said, I was looking for a compact or midsized car that had great features, was stylish, and got decent gas mileage in the price range of about $7000-$8000. I started out looking at Dodge Darts since you can find some really good deals on them, but I guess the general consensus is that they are shit so I decided to pass. Then I started looking into Chevy cruzes and Ford Corollas, but I wanted something with a little more power. I finally decided on either an Altima, a Jetta, or a Sonata.
They all get decent have the features I wanted but I know very little about these brands. While researching the Altimas I was watching got bought, which leaves me the 2 others. The Jetta ($8500) looks more stylish and has more features, but the Sonata ($7500) has a more power and lower price.
- Which one is better in your opinion?
- How do each of these cars drive?
- What are some known problems with these brands?
- How is maintenance on them?
At the end of the year does it even out in the gas u save becaus u have to replace the battery. So isn't it just better to get a non hybrid. It's just an illusion that u get Better mpg on hybrids when actually it's more expensive since battery is expensive to replace
Traffic was all backed up today in Portlandia. That is, it was even more backed up than usual. It turned out that this morning two men were murdered on the Max after they intervened when a man’,Spouting hate speech’, was yelling at two young Muslim women, one of whom was wearing a hijab. The police caught him as he…