Danny DeVito fans should give Ryan Reynolds’ Detective Pikachu a chance

I’ll admit it: When The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the star of the live-action Detective Pikachu movie would be Ryan Reynolds — who’s providing both the voice and motion capture for the title role — I was as confused, even disappointed, as the rest of you.

For starters, we’re already in agreement that giving Pikachu a human voice is disturbing. That’s not Ryan Reynolds’ fault, nor is it even the fault of the team producing the film. Detective Pikachu is based on a Japanese Nintendo eShop game, where Pikachu actually talks with humans; instead of his teenage partner leading the adventure, Pikachu does all the talking.

Still, it’s disconcerting to hear English words coming out of Pikachu’s mouth, especially with Ryan Reynolds’ voice speaking them. To many of us, Reynolds is foul-mouthed, snarky superhero Deadpool. To others, he’s one of the two guys from Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place. (He’s also Scarlett Johansson’s ex, Blake Lively’s husband and a very good Twitter user.) None of these things are what we’d expect from our beloved Pikachu, who’s certainly a charmer, but not in that boyish, rom-com way.

Imagining a pretty-faced dude as my old friend Pikachu bugged me. But I soon realized: The actor most of us campaigned for to voice Pikachu was the smoky-voiced, AARP-qualified Danny DeVito. Yeah, it was a joke — but it was a joke that gained enough traction as to prompt a response from DeVito on whether he was down with Pokémon. And now that Reynolds is our official Pikachu, Danny DeVito fans are displeased.

I get it; I really do. But Ryan Reynolds has come a long way from the bland romantic lead-type roles that helped him launch his career. Yes, maybe his casting means this movie will be a little more earnest for something as inherently ridiculous as a live-action Pokémon movie. Yes, Reynolds doesn’t have the same incongruent voice that would make Detective Pikachu unforgettably weird. And, yes, maybe I’d rather not believe that this movie is actually, really, truly happening.

There comes a time in your life where you have to accept that there’s only so much control you have over the world around you, though. It’s a tough realization, but Pokémon fans, I think this may be the moment where we come to terms with it.

Detective Pikachu is happening. Ryan Reynolds will provide our favorite Pokémon’s voice. He’s not such a bad dude; let’s hope for the best.


Type 1+2+3 In Your iPhone Calculator, If It’s On iOS 11 It Won’t Give You The Correct Answer

Users on Twitter have been complaining about a bug in the Calculator app in iOS 11. Apparently, typing in 1+2+3= in the calculator too fast, results in it displaying the incorrect answer.

What’s actually happening here is that visual frills for the app are interfering with its efficiency. Basically, there’s a bit of lag in the animation when you type two or more numbers together, so it misses out some key presses. And the weird part is, this glitch has been around since iOS 11 was in beta testing.

Basically, the calculator ignores inputs here and there unless you’re typing slowly enough to account for your keypad lighting up. If a key is still highlighted, hitting another key will not do anything, it just won’t register.

A few users have also experience similar issues in older versions of iOS, but it’s much more noticeable in iOS 11, to the point where it can make the app almost unusable unless you’re typing agonisingly slow.

Apple seems to be aware of the issue, as one employee tweeted that more than 70 filed have filed a report pointing out the bug to the company.

Now it’s just a matter of waiting to see if all the attention forces apple to patch the issue sooner.

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    US Air Force give Spacex another $40.7 million for Raptor Engine development

    Spacex has been awarded a $40,766,512 modification (P00007) for the development of the Raptor rocket propulsion system prototype for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. Work will be performed at NASA Stennis Space Center, Mississippi; Hawthorne, California; McGregor, Texas; and Los Angeles Air Force Base, California; and is expected to be complete by April 30, 2018. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test and evaluation funds in the amount of $40,766,512 are being obligated at the time of award. The Launch Systems Enterprise Directorate, Space and Missile Systems Center, Los Angeles AFB, California, is the contracting activity (FA8811-16-9-0001).

    Each Raptor engine will have three times the thrust of SpaceX’s Merlin 1D engine that’s currently used in the Falcon 9.

    SpaceX has conducted several dozen successful hot fires of the Raptor engine. SpaceX has completed over 1,200 seconds of firing across 42 main Raptor engine tests.

    At the IAC meetings September 2017, Elon Musk announced that a smaller Raptor engine — with slightly over half as much thrust as the 2016 proposed designs — would be used on the BFR rocket than had been used on the ITS launch vehicle design unveiled a year earlier. Additionally, fewer engines would be used on each stage. BFR would have 31 Raptors on the first stage and 6 on the second stage, whereas the ITS launch vehicle design had 42 larger Raptor engines on the first stage and 9 of that same large size on the second stage. The engines remain full-flow staged combustion cycle design using subcooled liquid-methane/liquid-oxygen propellant, just like the 2016 larger engine designs. “Version 1” of the flight engine is designed to operate at 250 bar of chamber pressure; but SpaceX expects to achieve 300 bar in later iterations. The flight engine is designed for extreme reliability, aiming to support the airline-level of safety required by the point-to-point Earth transportation market.

    The sea-level model Raptor engine design, with a nozzle exit diameter of 1.3 m (4.3 ft), is expected to have 1,700 kilonewtons (380,000 lbf) thrust at sea-level with an Isp of 330 s increasing to an Isp of 356 s in the vacuum of space.[48] The vacuum model Raptor, with a nozzle exit diameter of 2.4 m (7.9 ft), is expected to exert 1,900 kN (430,000 lbf) force with an Isp of 375.

    Why You Should Not Give Up On Symantec Corporation (SYMC), Ball Corporation (BLL)?

    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) attracted a lower number of shares in volume with 3.36 million contracts traded on 13-Oct-17. However, its trading capacity stayed around 6.72 million shares in normal days. The first sale was made at $32.14 but later the stock became weaker, and closed with a gain of 1.44%. It was last traded at $32.36 apiece.

    Symantec Corporation (SYMC): Hold Candidate With 2.84% Upside Potential

    Symantec Corporation is maintained at an average hold rating by 29 stock analysts, and there are at least 3.62% of shares outstanding that are currently legally short sold. The shares went down by -1.79% in value last month. Year-to-date it jumped 35.45%. Analysts are turning out to be more optimistic than before, with 11 of analysts who cover Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) advice adding it to buy candidate list. Wall Street experts also assign a $33.28 price target on Symantec Corporation, pointing towards a 2.84% rally from current levels. The stock is trading for about -5.38% less than its 52-week high.

    Symantec Corporation Reports 2.43% Sales Growth

    Symantec Corporation (SYMC) remained successful in beating the consensus-estimated $0.31 as it actually earned $0.33 per share in its last reported financial results. Revenue, on the other hand, scored 2.43% growth from the previous quarter, coming up with $1.2 billion.

    SYMC Retreats -4.6% In A Week

    This company shares (SYMC) so far managed to recover 42.18% since collapsing to its 52-week low. Over a month, it has seen its stock price volatility to stay at 2.12% while shortening the period to a week, volatility was 1.91%. The share price has yet to cross its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of -1.92% and sits 4.28% higher versus its 50 days moving average. When looking at the past five sessions, the stock returned -4.6% losses and is up by 8.74% compared with its 200-day moving average of $30.54. Also, Symantec Corporation (SYMC) needs to expand a 33.28% increase it experienced over the past twelve months.

    Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) Consensus Call At 2.2

    As regular trading ended, Ball Corporation (BLL) stock brought in a $0.1 rise to $42.35. The day started at a price of $42.34 but then traded as high as $42.62 before giving part of the gains back. As for this week, analysts appear content to stick with their neutral outlook with the consensus call at 2.2. Ball Corporation is given 4 buy-equivalent recommendations, 0 sells and 6 holds. The company shares sank -1.65% from their peak of $43.06 and now has a $14.8 billion market value of equity.

    Ball Corporation Could Grow 6.73% More

    BLL’s mean recommendation on Reuter’s scale improved from 2.08 thirty days ago to 2.17 now, which indicates a hold consensus from the analyst community. They see Ball Corporation (BLL) price hitting a mean target of $45.2 a share, meaning the stock still has potential that could lift the price another 6.73% Also, the recent close suggests the stock is underpriced by 10.98% compared to the most bullish target.

    Ball Corporation (BLL) Returns 12.83% This Year

    The company had seen its current volume reaching at 1.89 million shares in the last trade. That compares with the recent volume average of 2.04 million. At the close of regular trading, its last week’s stock price volatility was 1.01% which for the month reaches 0.86%. Ball Corporation dipped to as low as $42.3 throughout the day and has returned 12.83% in this year. At one point in the past year, the shares traded as low as $35.65 but has recovered 18.81% since then.