Category Archives: Technology

BMW Nightmare: Man’s $70K Dream Car Severed His Thumb

*Omg. When Godwin Boateng heard about the new self-closing door on the BMW X5, he thought it was pretty cool. Little did he know it would end up being nothing short of a nightmare — after it chopped off his right thumb.

Now the Long Island is suing the manufacturer for unspecified damages.

?I don?t know how you put a price on it; it?s a life-changer,? Boateng, a 61-year-old software engineer from Valley Stream, said. ?I carried my thumb into the hospital, and they said, ?What happened to you???

?I said, ?My car door.? I?m holding my thumb, they took it and put it on ice. The nurse said, ?Maybe the doctor can put it back on.? The doctor came in and looked at it and said, ?I?m sorry.? He said he couldn?t. The way it got severed, it couldn?t be saved.??

In his lawsuit Boateng describes what happened to him on his way to meet a friend for dinner on July 16, 2016. He was leaning on the Black SUV, resting his hand against the door (like pictured above).  Continue reading

Tah-Dah! Dude Built a Homemade Rocket, Blasted Off, and Came Down…in One Piece!

*Just call him the “Rocket Man.” As a matter of fact, I hope he was playing the once popular Elton John tune as he went up, with the smoke trailing behind in his home-made rocket!  Sick and tired of folks claiming, fool, you didn’t make no rocket! “Mad” Mike Hughes, who makes no secret that he believes the earth is flat, showed ’em!

He did build a rocket, and blasted off in it on Saturday.

He made it 1,875 feet into the air….before it came down, Hard. In the Mojave dessert.

But there’s no shame in his game. At least he came down in one piece. The Associated Press captured a photo of him being wheeled to a waiting van by paramedics.

“I’m tired of people saying I chickened out and didn’t build a rocket. I’m tired of that stuff. I manned up and did it,” said “Mad” Mike Hughes to the AP after paramedics gave him clearance.

When asked how he felt after his hard Mojave Dessert landing he said, “Relieved.” 

NBC News reports…

The launch took place near Amboy, California, a desert town ? about 200 miles east of Los Angeles. It wasn’t easy scheduling the brave (or crazy, depending on where you’re coming from) attempt. Continue reading

FB CEO Mark Zuckerberg Says: ‘…We Don’t Deserve to Serve You!’ After Recent Details on Data Breach Uncovered

*As hard as it is to  do business successfully without social media, many folks are wishing there was a better way, for this reason…

…Potential data breaches — such as the one in the news today involving Facebook, personal data stolen from its users, Russia and Donald Trump.

According to NBC News, a data analysis firm used by the Trump presidential campaign surreptitiously acquired and used Facebook data on 50 million people

OK, but that’s not the “new details” part. We knew this happened. We knew there had been a breach.

Cambridge Analytical was the company that actually profiled voters for Donald Trump’s campaign. NBC News reports the firm used the private information they lifted from Facebook users’ accounts, to influence and wage a “culture war” during Trump’s 2016 election. 

The stolen data also included information from Facebook users? friends and contacts, as well.

What IS new is this: CNN reports new details stem from news that Cambridge Analytica may have kept user’s data even after Facebook told the company to delete it.

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Uber Halts Testing of Self-Driving Vehicles After Arizona Pedestrian is Killed (Watch)

*The Uber rideshare service has put a stop to its testing of autonomous vehicles after a woman crossing the street in Arizona was struck and killed by one of its driverless cars.

The car, a Volvo XC90, actually had a safety operator behind the wheel when the collision occurred.

Are you thinking the same thing I’m thinking? If the “safety operator” couldn’t do anything…???

Via a statement on Twitter Uber said: “Our hearts go out to the victim’s family. We are fully cooperating with local authorities in their investigation of this incident.”

The National Transportation Safety Board said in a tweet that it is “sending a team to investigate” the incident.

The ride-share giant had reportedly been testing its autonomous cars all over Arizona — giving rides to a small number of people.  Continue reading

Ain’t No Stopping Us Now: Photo of this Ghanaian Educator Teaching MS Word to Students Via Chalkboard Goes Viral

*Students at Betenase M/A Junior High School in Ghana are required to pass a national exam in order to graduate. The exam includes computer technology. Sounds doable, right?

How so, if they don’t have access to computers?

Enter brilliant and resourceful teacher Richard Appiah Akoto, the students’ 33-year-old information and communications technology (ICT) teacher who is determined to give them the tools they need in order to compete with the likes of students that do have computer access because of the affluent areas where they live.

Akoto posted photos of himself online, writing what looks like extremely detailed code, in multicolored chalk, on a blackboard. Is it no wonder he received a chorus of global applause as a result? Continue reading

Facebook Takes Down Shameful Survey That ‘Suggests’ They’d Consider Allowing Pedophiles to Solicit on the Site

*By now you’ve probably heard that Facebook recently posted a  survey question basically asking people if they would condone pedophilia. They’ve since taken the insulting survey down, but only after a barrage of complaints shamed them into doing so.

The question posed was… 

?In thinking about an ideal world where you could set Facebook?s policies, how would you handle the following: a private message in which an adult man asks a 14-year-old girl for sexual pictures.?

An “ideal world” would be one where pedophilia is an option on FB? WTF were they thinking?

The poll reportedly surfaced over the weekend at the top of Facebook’s homepage. It was spotted by Jonathan Haynes, an editor for The Guardian; who took a screenshot of it (scroll down), as well as his responses to the sick question. Continue reading

Think We Can ‘Go Anywhere?’ Think Again…Here’s 20 Places You’ll Probably Never See

ROOM 39: Room 39 is said to be an area where nefarious crimes are committed like drug manufacturing, counterfeiting of U.S. currency and financial fraud. This place is located in the Workers party building in Pyongyang, the capital of North Korea. North Korea in itself is one of the most highly restricted areas in the world so it is obvious why this place is on the list.

*America! The land of the brave, and the home of the free. If that cliche is ass backwards, its because its a damn lie! Ha! “Free” people are supposed to be able to go anywhere. Have access to everything…within reason, I guess.

But we can’t go anywhere. There are a lot of places we may have heard of, but will never have access to…no matter how much money we have. Why? 

Just because…(some answers are that simple).

Here’s 20 places on earth we will never have access to…no matter how much money we have!

Dream on baby, if you ever think you’ll step foot into this restricted area!

Sitting tight at No.20- Google’s Datacenter

Google eRuns the internet and its Data Center is as guarded as Area 51 is. It is a high-security location that contains trillions of records of OUR data.

You cannot access it, ever!

Next up, at No.19, is Snake Island

And why, I ask you, would anyone want to visit a place with this name? Snake Island is a small Island located off the coast of Brazil and contains 4,000 of the DEADLIEST snakes on the planet. Their venom is so powerful that it can MELT human flesh.

The Island has been deemed so dangerous that the Brazilian Government banned visitors from accessing it.

Wonder what had to happen in order to put this ban in place!

…which brings us to No.18: The Coca-Cola Vault Continue reading