‘Walking Dead’ Star Clarifies His ‘Frustrations’ With The Show

It all started with The Hollywood Reporter, which ran a story titled, “It was a little bit of a gulp moment for me,” the actor said. The article was “very fair,” but the echo chamber that followed was not what he expected. “I’ve never talked shit about the show because I wouldn’t. I don’t have anything to say badly about the show.” Payne’s character, Jesus, is one of the most prolific fighters in the comics, but he didn’t see many of those original storybook moments come to life in the show. In fact, other than his shocking exit by death ― which was used to introduce the series’ new villains, The Whisperers, a group that wears the skins of zombies …

Alesha trial told of DNA Google search

It was contained in an 89-page report which was compiled after a forensic examination of an iPhone 6, said to belong to the accused. Alesha accused had ‘fantasy’ killing chat Alesha, six, had ‘catastrophic’ injuries Woman denies killing six-year-old Alesha Alesha’s father ‘sold cannabis to accused’ Boy accused of Alesha murder blames woman Alesha’s body was found in a wooded area on the Isle of Bute on 2 July last year. The High Court in Glasgow previously heard Alesha suffered 117 injuries and died from significant pressure being applied to her face and neck. She was only days into a summer break in Rothesay when she was killed. The teenager has lodged a special defence claiming the crime was committed …

MPs give Big Tech a hammering

Facebook violations Select committee sessions used to be more genteel affairs, with civility and good manners to the fore. The incursion of television cameras, and the collapse of many other traditional forms of democratic scrutiny (including the refusal of many politicians to do sit-down interviews on TV) have changed all that, giving them spice and influence they previously lacked. This inquiry got testy at times – particularly because of the unconventionally brazen approach of Brexit donor Arron Banks and his associate Andy Wigmore (more of which below). There was also heat because of Mark Zuckerberg’s refusal to show up, despite repeated invitations, which angered the committee. Their assessment of Facebook’s failings is unsparing and brutal. They say the company was …

YouTube star Austin Jones pleads guilty to soliciting lewd photos from teen girls

Jones, of Bloomington, Ill., was initially charged with two counts of production of child pornography. YOUTUBE STAR LOGAN PAUL’S RISE AND FALL FROM INTERNET FAME Prosecutors said Jones solicited lewd photos and videos from 14- and 15-year-old girls from August 2016 to May 2017 through Facebook. He tried to solicit photos and videos from 30 other girls before he was arrested, authorizes believe. Jones admitted requesting and receiving videos, FOX 32 in Chicago reported. He allegedly told the victims that he was giving them modeling opportunities that required them to strip for him. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP He is scheduled to be sentenced May 3 and will be allowed to stay out of jail to continue …

Stephen Colbert Is So Shocked By Trump’s NYT Interview That He Does An Extra Monologue

The New York Times’ interview with President Donald Trump that he had to talk about it. But there was only one problem, “The Late Show” aired a rerun Friday night. One of Colbert’s favorite Trump quotes from the interview published Thursday was: “The Late Show” host was also baffled by Trump’s contention that The Times owed him at least “one good story.” Download Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Expedition targets Shackleton’s lost ship

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionProf Julian Dowdeswell: “I must stress: sea-ice conditions are always difficult in the Weddell Sea” A scientific expedition in the Antarctic has set out on a quest to find Sir Ernest Shackleton’s lost ship. The team has spent the past two weeks investigating the Larsen C Ice Shelf and the continent’s biggest iceberg, known as A68. And this puts it just a few hundred km from the last recorded position of the famous British explorer’s vessel, the Endurance. The polar steam-yacht was crushed in sea-ice and sank in November 1915. UK team drills record Antarctic hole New map traces Shackleton’s footsteps The ‘monster’ berg: What happened next? Endurance should be resting on …

FBI warns on pet adoption scams, offers tips on ‘building a digital defense’

“Fraudsters are prowling the web to find families who are so desperate for the perfect pooch that they are willing to adopt sight unseen,” the FBI’s Beth Anne Steele wrote. HOW TO GET THE BEST DEALS ON MACS, IPHONESAND IPADS The scam usually goes something like this: someone comes across a pet adoption ad online then unwittingly engages with the scammer and proceeds to pay a series of fees. But the pet never arrives. A more detailed description is offered by Fraud.org, which is operated by the National Consumers League, a long-established American nonprofit consumer organization. Once you begin sending money, the scammer then asks for additional funds to cover the cost of things like a special shipping crate or …

Katie Price backed by MPs over online abuse

Now MPs on the Petitions Committee want to give disabled people protection under hate crime laws. The politicians said self-regulation of social media “has failed disabled people” and internet giants must also “accept responsibility” over abuse. C4 adverts to feature online abuse Javid threatens tech giants over child abuse Internet laws pledged as firms snub talks When having fun on Twitter went awry for Brent “Harvey’s experience is not unique,” said Labour MP Helen Jones, who chairs the committee. “Social media is rife with horrendous, degrading and dehumanising comments about people with disabilities. “The law on online abuse is not fit for purpose and it is truly shameful that disabled people have been forced off social media while their abusers …

Inside the illegal world of dogfighting

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionA BBC undercover investigation revealed an international dogfighting network. Warning: Contains distressing scenes of animal cruelty A BBC investigation into the dark world of organised dogfighting discovered an illegal trade of fighting dogs stretching from Eastern Europe to Wales. The fighters face each other, ready. One rushes forward into a clash of jaws. The ground is already flecked with blood. The lighter one is winning, locked onto its opponent. The black one has lost the ability to fight back. Now, it simply fights for survival. Eventually it attempts to walk, but collapses, legs giving way, head hitting the ground. The fight is over. It dies the next day. In 2016 the BBC …

New year chill for UK housing market

“There is no doubt that the next year will be important for the housing market with much of the immediate focus on what impact Brexit may have. However, more fundamentally it is key underlying factors of supply and demand that will ultimately shape the market.” Where can you afford to live? Try our housing calculator to see where you could rent or buy This interactive content requires an internet connection and a modern browser. View affordability data by UK region View affordability data by local authority area No data high (£££) Unaffordable What does affordable mean? You have a big enough deposit and your monthly payments are high enough. The prices are based on the local market. If there are …

5 reasons to ‘get smart’ about your thermostat

What else belongs in a smart home? Here for 11 smart devices you never knew about before now. What makes a smart thermostat “smart?” Let’s start at the beginning. Set the temperature from anywhere Traditional thermostats work great, but only if you’re around to adjust them. Some thermostats can be programmed, but if you couldn’t figure out a VCR, you may struggle with this function, and you may forget to modify those settings as the seasons change. The main selling point of any smart device is internet connectivity, which means you can change the thermostat’s settings from practically anywhere. You can use your thermostat’s mobile app, or a web browser, or even a virtual assistant like Amazon Alexa or Google …

White House announces 51 judicial picks, including two for liberal Ninth Circuit

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has long drawn the ire of President Trump, who has called it “disgraceful.” (AP) In an op-ed this week in The Washington Post entitled “Anti-Catholic bigotry is alive in the U.S. Senate,” columnist  Michael Gerson wrote that questions like the ones from Harris and Hirono were inappropriate and “scare the hell out of vast sections of the country.” Missing from the list were three conservative judges the White House has said it will install on the Ninth Circuit without seeking what’s known as a blue slip,” or an opinion, from California senators. In a snub to California Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Harris, the White House announced in October Trump had nominated Patrick …

Clinton, Nixon reports offer starkly different models for Mueller

(CNN)As special counsel Robert Mueller prepares a final report on his investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and possible Trump campaign complicity, two historic presidential inquiries offer distinct — and clashing — models. Nixon resigned before he could be impeached. Clinton was impeached but acquitted by the Senate. Today, as Mueller reportedly nears the end of the Russia probe tracing to 2016, these two historic episodes suggest possible approaches for a final report but also point to differences for the current multi-year probe hanging over the Trump presidency. Unlike with the work of Jaworski and Starr, Mueller is operating under a statute that requires he submit a confidential report directly to the attorney general, who has discretion on …

Cuba opens its first new church since the revolution 60 years ago

Sandino, Cuba (CNN)Parishioners wiped away tears and gave thanks to God as the first Roman Catholic church built since the 1959 Cuban revolution opened its doors on Saturday. But after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Fidel Castro tried to break the isolation enveloping Cuba by inviting Pope John Paul II to the island. Christmas was restored as a holiday in Cuba and slowly people of faith said they no longer feared worshiping openly. In 2014, then Cuban President Raul Castro publicly thanked Pope Francis for aiding the secret negotiations that led to the restoration of diplomatic ties with the United States. Shortly thereafter, work began on building the church in Sandino. Nearly $100,000 for the new structure …

Google, Amazon seek foothold in electricity as home automation grows

While the energy ambitions of tech companies are currently limited, some executives anticipate a future where solar panels, battery storage and even electric vehicles all become part of a smart-home ecosystem. Under that scenario, any company that controls the software and systems that deliver energy could gain a formidable market position, according to executives and consultants. JEFF BEZOS GIVES A PITIFUL AMOUNT OF HIS $160B FORTUNE TO CHARITY “In 10 or 20 years, the dominant retail electric provider in the United States is going to be Amazon or Google,” said David Crane, the former chief executive of NRG Energy Inc., who said he isn’t involved in discussions with the companies. “They can provide lower cost and better service.” Home-energy management is a battleground …

‘Internet of things’ or ‘vulnerability of everything’? Japan will hack its own citizens to find out

(CNN)Children playing in a middle school gym in Indonesia; a man getting ready for bed in a Moscow apartment; an Australian family coming and going from their garage; and a woman feeding her cat in Japan. What is a DDOS attack? Network down For years, hackers have used so-called “botnets” — collections of compromised devices — to send spam emails, steal data and carry out distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. DDoS attacks are used to force websites offline by flooding them with traffic and overwhelming their servers with requests. Traditionally, DDoS botnets were made up of hundreds of compromised computers — the hackers would run scripts in the background to load a target website over and over without the …