Monthly Archives: April 2015

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Scientists spot runaway galaxies

It’s well established that runaway stars and planets are a cosmic reality, but runaway galaxies? Yes, amazingly enough, those exist. Scientists have discovered at least 11 galaxies moving so quickly (up to 6 million miles per hour) that they’re escap…

Someone got Android Wear running on Samsung’s Gear 2 watch

Don’t despair if you bought Samsung’s Gear 2 smartwatch, only to realize that you wanted the Android-powered Gear Live instead — there might be a solution in the works. XDA tinkerer biktor_gj has successfully loaded Android Wear on the Gear 2 after …

Interactive exhibit honors women in game development

There’s a new interactive video game exhibit at The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (MADE) in California, and it’s not showing off just any game-related material. No, it’s putting a spotlight on the accomplishments female game developers — e…

Garbage People On Twitter Are Mocking Kurt Busch’s Ex After Race Win

The Kurt Busch-Patricia Driscoll domestic violence allegations ended on a messy note . There wasn’t enough evidence to press criminal charges against ex-boyfriend Busch, but there was enough to assign Driscoll a protective order. Now, garbage people are using Busch’s latest NASCAR win as a reason to taunt Driscoll.

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Signs points to cancellation for Kojima’s Silent Hills

In all of last month’s drama surrounding Hideo Kojima’s troubled relationship with Konami and the Metal Gear Solid franchise, there was little information on the fate of Silent Hills, the survival horror sequel collaboration between Kojima, film director Gullermo del Toro, and actor Norman Reedus. While the Kojima Productions logo was removed from the game’s home page late in March, there was no official word from Konami regarding the project’s fate. This weekend, though, a number of strong signs point to the game’s outright cancellation.

The bad news started when a member of the Metal Gear Solid subreddit noticed a troubling message on Konami’s Japanese site: “The distribution period of ‘P.T. (Playable Teaser)’ on PlayStation Store will expire on Wednesday, April 29, 2015.” That cryptic “teaser” was the same interactive demo that hid the original Silent Hills announcement last August. It’s possible Sony or Konami simply decided that P.T. had run its promotional course, but it seems odd to remove such a well-received free download with little warning… unless the game it’s promoting no longer exists, that is.

The bad signs continued today, with del Toro reportedly telling a San Francisco International Film Festival audience that his collaboration on the project is “not gonna happen,” according to tweets from multiple sources in attendance. Norman Reedus responded to reports of del Toro’s statements, tweeting that he was “super bummed” about the apparent cancellation and “hopefully it’ll come back around.”

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Jay Z says his Tidal music service is doing just fine, thank you

Jay Z re-launched Tidal with a lot of fanfare, but how well is his artist-owned streaming service doing so far? Just fine, if you ask the man himself. As part of a flurry of Twitter posts, Mr. Carter revealed that Tidal has “over 770,000″ subscribers…

Make Your Home More Secure by “Casing Your Joint”

Make Your Home More Secure by "Casing Your Joint"

Home security is important not only for protecting your belongings, but also your family. You can tell if your home is safe and secure pretty easily by testing it yourself.

If you can find the weaknesses in your home security, a skilled thief will definitely be able to. That’s why Brett and Kate McKay at The Art of Manliness recommend you “case your joint,” or scope out how you would break in to your own home:

  • Are there areas around my home that would offer cover for a bad guy to break in without being seen?
  • Is my house well-lit at night?
  • Do I have any unlocked doors or windows?
  • Can I easily see valuables in my home from the street?
  • Do the people in my home have routines that would make it easy for a burglar to figure out when would be the best time to hit my house?

Be honest and do your best to think the way a burglar would. How would you break into your house? As the McKay’s note, the keys to a good theft are time, noise, and visibility, so consider those elements as you case your joint. Pretend to plan a break in during the day and night to make sure you have everything covered. Have some fun with it and fix any found weaknesses as soon as you can.

Burglar-Proof Your Home: A Complete Guide to Home Security | The Art of Manliness

Photo by Iwan Gabovitch.

Make Your Home More Secure by “Casing Your Joint”

Make Your Home More Secure by "Casing Your Joint"

Home security is important not only for protecting your belongings, but also your family. You can tell if your home is safe and secure pretty easily by testing it yourself.

If you can find the weaknesses in your home security, a skilled thief will definitely be able to. That’s why Brett and Kate McKay at The Art of Manliness recommend you “case your joint,” or scope out how you would break in to your own home:

  • Are there areas around my home that would offer cover for a bad guy to break in without being seen?
  • Is my house well-lit at night?
  • Do I have any unlocked doors or windows?
  • Can I easily see valuables in my home from the street?
  • Do the people in my home have routines that would make it easy for a burglar to figure out when would be the best time to hit my house?

Be honest and do your best to think the way a burglar would. How would you break into your house? As the McKay’s note, the keys to a good theft are time, noise, and visibility, so consider those elements as you case your joint. Pretend to plan a break in during the day and night to make sure you have everything covered. Have some fun with it and fix any found weaknesses as soon as you can.

Burglar-Proof Your Home: A Complete Guide to Home Security | The Art of Manliness

Photo by Iwan Gabovitch.

Make Your Home More Secure by “Casing Your Joint”

Make Your Home More Secure by "Casing Your Joint"

Home security is important not only for protecting your belongings, but also your family. You can tell if your home is safe and secure pretty easily by testing it yourself.

If you can find the weaknesses in your home security, a skilled thief will definitely be able to. That’s why Brett and Kate McKay at The Art of Manliness recommend you “case your joint,” or scope out how you would break in to your own home:

  • Are there areas around my home that would offer cover for a bad guy to break in without being seen?
  • Is my house well-lit at night?
  • Do I have any unlocked doors or windows?
  • Can I easily see valuables in my home from the street?
  • Do the people in my home have routines that would make it easy for a burglar to figure out when would be the best time to hit my house?

Be honest and do your best to think the way a burglar would. How would you break into your house? As the McKay’s note, the keys to a good theft are time, noise, and visibility, so consider those elements as you case your joint. Pretend to plan a break in during the day and night to make sure you have everything covered. Have some fun with it and fix any found weaknesses as soon as you can.

Burglar-Proof Your Home: A Complete Guide to Home Security | The Art of Manliness

Photo by Iwan Gabovitch.

Make Your Home More Secure by “Casing Your Joint”

Make Your Home More Secure by "Casing Your Joint"

Home security is important not only for protecting your belongings, but also your family. You can tell if your home is safe and secure pretty easily by testing it yourself.

If you can find the weaknesses in your home security, a skilled thief will definitely be able to. That’s why Brett and Kate McKay at The Art of Manliness recommend you “case your joint,” or scope out how you would break in to your own home:

  • Are there areas around my home that would offer cover for a bad guy to break in without being seen?
  • Is my house well-lit at night?
  • Do I have any unlocked doors or windows?
  • Can I easily see valuables in my home from the street?
  • Do the people in my home have routines that would make it easy for a burglar to figure out when would be the best time to hit my house?

Be honest and do your best to think the way a burglar would. How would you break into your house? As the McKay’s note, the keys to a good theft are time, noise, and visibility, so consider those elements as you case your joint. Pretend to plan a break in during the day and night to make sure you have everything covered. Have some fun with it and fix any found weaknesses as soon as you can.

Burglar-Proof Your Home: A Complete Guide to Home Security | The Art of Manliness

Photo by Iwan Gabovitch.