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While no government body has claimed responsibility for the deletions, activists fear the seemingly coordinated actions could be motivated by an anti-LGBTQ agenda.
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Three weeks after getting stuck, the Ever Given is still anchored in the Great Bitter Lake at the Suez Canal.
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The internet has a long history of similar shenanigans.
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The schadenfreude of seeing the company stumble is the kind of relief people need right now.
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Delta Air Lines isn't completely on board with the World Health Organization's plan to name COVID-19 variants after letters of the Greek alphabet.
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Everything we know about Rick and Morty season 5, including its launch date, potential plot and more.
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Pedro Cote 2020-10-06
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The data may shed light on differences in hunter-gatherer and urban microbiomes.
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Pedro Cote 2019-11-07

Its unique selling point in the US is clear: if you're a fan of British TV, you'll find a lot of it on Britbox.

Now the service has finally launched in the UK, with a 30-day free trial offer.

Likewise, while BritBox's library does seem fairly comprehensive when it comes to British classics like Blackadder, Downton Abbey, Prime Suspect and Inspector Morse, not everything we expected to see is on there right now.

We won't get into the politics of the licence fee here – you either think the BBC is worth it or you don't, or you fall somewhere in the middle.

But paying an extra £6 to access new-ish BBC content does feel weird when the BBC itself vowed last month to keep new content on the service for a year, rather than 30 days as it did previously.

More interesting is the exclusive import Lambs of God, an Australian drama about nuns living on a remote island, starring The Leftovers' Ann Dowd.

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Pedro Cote 2021-05-30
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A retired Southwest Airlines pilot was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to exposing himself and watching porn during a flight in 2020.
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Pedro Cote 2021-03-22
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First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, leaves her home in Glasgow. Picture date: Monday March 22, 2021.

Nicola Sturgeon did not break the ministerial code, an independent inquiry into her conduct during the Alex Salmond investigation has found. 

A report by James Hamilton QC, published on Monday, found the SNP leader did not breach the rules during the Scottish government investigation into complaints of sex harassment made against her predecessor.

Ireland’s former top prosecutor examined allegations Sturgeon had failed to record meetings with Salmond and others in 2018, during the government probe of Salmond’s conduct, and that she had misled parliament. 

His 61-page report found no breach of the official rules governing ministers.

Hamilton said: “I am of the opinion that the first minister did not breach the provisions of the ministerial code in respect of any of these matters.”

Former first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond

But the first minister of Scotland is nonetheless preparing to fight for her political future this week. 

The FM will face a confidence vote in the Scottish parliament on Tuesday. On the same day, a separate Holyrood committee report into the scandal will be made public, with leaked reports suggesting it will conclude Sturgeon misled MSPs over a meeting with Salmond during the probe.

Salmond was acquitted of sex offence charges at a criminal trial but a judicial review of the Scottish government process found the investigation had been botched, with the former FM winning £512,000 in costs from the government. 

He has called for the resignation of a number of Sturgeon’s inner circle, claiming there was a “conspiracy” against him. Sturgeon, however, called the claims “absurd”.

Sturgeon said she welcomed the “comprehensive, evidence-based and unequivocal” conclusions.

In a statement, she said: “Mr Hamilton has considered all of the allegations against me, and I am happy that his report’s findings clear me of any breach of the ministerial code.

“I sought at every stage in this issue to act with integrity and in the public interest. As I have previously made clear, I did not consider that I had broken the code, but these findings are official, definitive and independent adjudication of that.

“Prior to its publication, opposition politicians stressed the importance of respecting and accepting the outcome of Mr Hamilton’s independent inquiry, and I committed wholeheartedly to doing so. Now that he has reported, it is incumbent on them to do likewise.”

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross has repeatedly called for Sturgeon to stand down. 

He tweeted: “Nicola Sturgeon promised to ‘respect the decisions’ of both inquiries that report this week. But the evidence against her is already overwhelming.

“Only Alex Salmond acted worse as first minister. So I say directly to @NicolaSturgeon – go now, before you do any more damage.”

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Pedro Cote 2020-08-18
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Gentlebros made its Cat Quest franchise by mixing aspects of hardcore and casual games, playing into the current state of the global gaming market.
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Pedro Cote 2019-10-29

Today, Apple released iOS 13.2, iPadOS 13.2, and tvOS 13.2 for supported iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Apple TV devices.

The company also released a minor update labeled iOS 12.4.3 for iPhones and iPads that saw end-of-support with last month's iOS 13 release.

iOS and iPadOS 13.2 represents the first major new feature release since iOS 13 came out several weeks ago.

iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2

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Pedro Cote 2021-05-20
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"Amazon can no longer dismiss abusive behavior and retaliation by white managers as mere anecdotes. These are systemic problems," their attorneys said.
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Pedro Cote 2021-03-06
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March 4 had become a highly anticipated date for followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory, who believed it was the day Trump would return to power.
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Pedro Cote 2020-07-20
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Ahh, the beauty of nature.
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Pedro Cote 2019-10-25

Update: Our review of The Current War has been updated now that the movie is out in theaters this weekend.

Before Musk, Bezos and Zuckerberg, there was Edison, Westinghouse and Tesla, and The Current War captures the passion, charisma and genius of these 19th century visionaries.

It’s a movie about the advent of commercial and domestic electrical systems, and their ambitious inventors.

Set in the 1880s and ‘90s, the movie tells the story of the battle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to have their rival DC and AC current technologies widely adopted – and, ultimately, have theirs become the system that would power the approaching new century.

The film was supposed to debut two years ago through distributor The Weinstein Company, only to be mired in modern-day controversy, and put on hiatus due to the sex abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon was able to reshoot and recut the movie in that time, and it’s now opening this weekend as The Current War: Director’s Cut.

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Pedro Cote 2021-07-08
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While no government body has claimed responsibility for the deletions, activists fear the seemingly coordinated actions could be motivated by an anti-LGBTQ agenda.
Pedro Cote 2021-05-30
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A retired Southwest Airlines pilot was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to exposing himself and watching porn during a flight in 2020.
Pedro Cote 2021-04-13
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Three weeks after getting stuck, the Ever Given is still anchored in the Great Bitter Lake at the Suez Canal.
Pedro Cote 2021-03-22
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First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, leaves her home in Glasgow. Picture date: Monday March 22, 2021.

Nicola Sturgeon did not break the ministerial code, an independent inquiry into her conduct during the Alex Salmond investigation has found. 

A report by James Hamilton QC, published on Monday, found the SNP leader did not breach the rules during the Scottish government investigation into complaints of sex harassment made against her predecessor.

Ireland’s former top prosecutor examined allegations Sturgeon had failed to record meetings with Salmond and others in 2018, during the government probe of Salmond’s conduct, and that she had misled parliament. 

His 61-page report found no breach of the official rules governing ministers.

Hamilton said: “I am of the opinion that the first minister did not breach the provisions of the ministerial code in respect of any of these matters.”

Former first minister of Scotland Alex Salmond

But the first minister of Scotland is nonetheless preparing to fight for her political future this week. 

The FM will face a confidence vote in the Scottish parliament on Tuesday. On the same day, a separate Holyrood committee report into the scandal will be made public, with leaked reports suggesting it will conclude Sturgeon misled MSPs over a meeting with Salmond during the probe.

Salmond was acquitted of sex offence charges at a criminal trial but a judicial review of the Scottish government process found the investigation had been botched, with the former FM winning £512,000 in costs from the government. 

He has called for the resignation of a number of Sturgeon’s inner circle, claiming there was a “conspiracy” against him. Sturgeon, however, called the claims “absurd”.

Sturgeon said she welcomed the “comprehensive, evidence-based and unequivocal” conclusions.

In a statement, she said: “Mr Hamilton has considered all of the allegations against me, and I am happy that his report’s findings clear me of any breach of the ministerial code.

“I sought at every stage in this issue to act with integrity and in the public interest. As I have previously made clear, I did not consider that I had broken the code, but these findings are official, definitive and independent adjudication of that.

“Prior to its publication, opposition politicians stressed the importance of respecting and accepting the outcome of Mr Hamilton’s independent inquiry, and I committed wholeheartedly to doing so. Now that he has reported, it is incumbent on them to do likewise.”

Scottish Conservative leader Douglas Ross has repeatedly called for Sturgeon to stand down. 

He tweeted: “Nicola Sturgeon promised to ‘respect the decisions’ of both inquiries that report this week. But the evidence against her is already overwhelming.

“Only Alex Salmond acted worse as first minister. So I say directly to @NicolaSturgeon – go now, before you do any more damage.”

Pedro Cote 2021-01-23
img
The internet has a long history of similar shenanigans.
Pedro Cote 2020-08-18
img
Gentlebros made its Cat Quest franchise by mixing aspects of hardcore and casual games, playing into the current state of the global gaming market.
Pedro Cote 2020-07-15
img
The schadenfreude of seeing the company stumble is the kind of relief people need right now.
Pedro Cote 2019-10-29

Today, Apple released iOS 13.2, iPadOS 13.2, and tvOS 13.2 for supported iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Apple TV devices.

The company also released a minor update labeled iOS 12.4.3 for iPhones and iPads that saw end-of-support with last month's iOS 13 release.

iOS and iPadOS 13.2 represents the first major new feature release since iOS 13 came out several weeks ago.

iOS 13.2 and iPadOS 13.2

Choose whether to share Siri recordings with Apple

Support for AirPods Pro and Announce Messages with Siri

Pedro Cote 2021-07-15
img
Delta Air Lines isn't completely on board with the World Health Organization's plan to name COVID-19 variants after letters of the Greek alphabet.
Pedro Cote 2021-05-20
img
"Amazon can no longer dismiss abusive behavior and retaliation by white managers as mere anecdotes. These are systemic problems," their attorneys said.
Pedro Cote 2021-03-30
img
Everything we know about Rick and Morty season 5, including its launch date, potential plot and more.
Pedro Cote 2021-03-06
img
March 4 had become a highly anticipated date for followers of the QAnon conspiracy theory, who believed it was the day Trump would return to power.
Pedro Cote 2020-10-06
img
The data may shed light on differences in hunter-gatherer and urban microbiomes.
Pedro Cote 2020-07-20
img
Ahh, the beauty of nature.
Pedro Cote 2019-11-07

Its unique selling point in the US is clear: if you're a fan of British TV, you'll find a lot of it on Britbox.

Now the service has finally launched in the UK, with a 30-day free trial offer.

Likewise, while BritBox's library does seem fairly comprehensive when it comes to British classics like Blackadder, Downton Abbey, Prime Suspect and Inspector Morse, not everything we expected to see is on there right now.

We won't get into the politics of the licence fee here – you either think the BBC is worth it or you don't, or you fall somewhere in the middle.

But paying an extra £6 to access new-ish BBC content does feel weird when the BBC itself vowed last month to keep new content on the service for a year, rather than 30 days as it did previously.

More interesting is the exclusive import Lambs of God, an Australian drama about nuns living on a remote island, starring The Leftovers' Ann Dowd.

Pedro Cote 2019-10-25

Update: Our review of The Current War has been updated now that the movie is out in theaters this weekend.

Before Musk, Bezos and Zuckerberg, there was Edison, Westinghouse and Tesla, and The Current War captures the passion, charisma and genius of these 19th century visionaries.

It’s a movie about the advent of commercial and domestic electrical systems, and their ambitious inventors.

Set in the 1880s and ‘90s, the movie tells the story of the battle between Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse to have their rival DC and AC current technologies widely adopted – and, ultimately, have theirs become the system that would power the approaching new century.

The film was supposed to debut two years ago through distributor The Weinstein Company, only to be mired in modern-day controversy, and put on hiatus due to the sex abuse allegations against Harvey Weinstein.

Director Alfonso Gomez-Rejon was able to reshoot and recut the movie in that time, and it’s now opening this weekend as The Current War: Director’s Cut.