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Most Required Finalizes Their European Roster for Call of Responsibility: WWII

The Most Required esports group has finalized their European roster for the forthcoming Call of Responsibility: WWII competitive time.

Set to release in early November, Call of Responsibility: WWII will return to ‘boots on the ground’ beat next 3 several years of ‘advanced movement’ mechanics, which has created significant quantities of excitement amongst the local community.

On the other hand, with the Infinite Warfare time coming to a close in August, the ‘offseason’ has viewed a range of significant-profile team adjustments in preparation for the forthcoming time regarded as ‘rostermania.’

Initially coming into the CoD scene again all through the Ghosts specialist time, Most Required has been in and out of the local community with a large range of unique rosters all over the several years.

Whilst it was earlier declared that the group introduced on Frank ‘Verdict’ O’Sullivan and Laurens ‘Subsist’ Schuurmans, it was revealed on Oct 12th that EmigrantChain and Creza will spherical-out the roster for the forthcoming CoD: WWII time.

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The two new gamers the two appear from an in depth history in the European Lookup and Destroy local community, and will look to mildew their respawn expertise together with Verdict and Subsist in the ‘boots on the ground’ environment.

Call of Responsibility: WWII is slated to start around the world on November 3rd for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One particular, and Computer system platforms.

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  •  Frank ‘Verdict’ O’Sullivan
  •  Laurens ‘Subsist’ Schuurmans
  • EmigrantChain
  • Creza

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Washington NFL players surprise young boy with the Xbox he always wanted 

One little boy got the birthday surprise of a lifetime when he was wistfully looking at an Xbox One in GameStop. A Facebook user detailed what he witnessed while in the store:

“Today I witnessed one of the most amazing acts of kindness I’ve ever witnessed. I was in Gamestop and a child walked in around 11 years old talking about how his birthday was coming up and he’s wanted an Xbox One for a few years, but his parents couldn’t afford it. Another customer overheard this and walked up and asked the child what the issue was. The child explained again that he wanted an Xbox for the last few years for his birthday and his parents couldn’t afford it. These two gentlemen told the kid they wanted to buy him an Xbox for his birthday and to go out and get his mom and make sure it was ok. The kid, in shock, went and told his mother and this mother came into the store wondering who wanted to buy their kid an Xbox. The mom walks in and the one guy says:

“Ma’am, my name is Keith Marshall and this is Rob Kelley and we play for the Washington Redskins and we would love to buy your son an Xbox One for his birthday.”

My jaw hit the floor watching this. So they buy him the Xbox and a game and they take pictures with the child and go on about their day. I didn’t even know what to say. It was such a good moment from 2 guys who I will forever be a fan of from this day on.”

Video hasn’t emerged of this moment yet, but still — someone’s cutting onions in here. When you’re a kid a week feels like an eternity, let alone wanting something for years that you can’t have. These players saw an opportunity to brighten a kid’s year, and took it a moment’s notice.

Now people are praising Marshall and Kelley for their kindness, and from the comments we got this gem of an admission from the kid who got the Xbox.

“Probably my favorite part was the little boy told them he was a Cowboys fan, and Keith laughed and gave him a high five for not even caring lol”

This whole story is just the best.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 review: the phablet you’ve always wanted – Hardware reviews

Samsung is back with a new phone in the Galaxy Note series! Many feared that the inglorious history of the Galaxy Note 7 may have been the end of the series, but the reality is far from it. With the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung is seeking to go back to its old strengths in the market of XXL smartphones. From our initial review, it looks like Samsung has certainly given it a good shot with the Galaxy Note 8.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release date and price

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will be available from September 15 in the US at all major carriers and major retailers like Best Buy and Walmart, but the US price hasn’t been announced yet. Samsung will offer the Galaxy Note 8 in several colors: Midnight Black, Maple Gold, Deep Sea Blue and Orchid Gray, though availability of each color will depend on where you live. The US will only get Midnight Black and Orchid Gray.

Pre-orders will begin August 24 at Best Buy, where customers will get freebies like a Gear 360 or a ‘Foundation kit’ with a 128 GB memory card and fast wireless charger, on top of an extra $150 savings on the regular (still unknown) price tag.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 design and build quality

If you’re familiar with the Galaxy S8, you’ll be pretty at home with the Galaxy Note 8, at least as far as design goes. The current trademark appearance of Galaxy smartphones continues with this new Note series iteration, with its curved glass display and the slim aluminum frame, giving the Galaxy Note 8 a sleek, streamlined appearance. The finish on the pre-production models that we were lucky enough to test was already excellent and on par with the Galaxy S series. At 8.6 millimeters thick, the Galaxy Note 8 is not particularly slender and it also weighs a whopping 195 grams – you’ll definitely notice this when you hold it in your hand or if it’s in your pocket.

The buttons are arranged like on the Galaxy S8. There is no home button, but there is a fingerprint scanner to the right of the rear camera’s LED flash. As on the Galaxy S8+, the fingerprint scanner is placed rather inconveniently on the Note 8, which makes it unfortunately difficult to reach – Samsung really needs to make some effort here. The power button and volume rocker are perfectly fine.

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The Note 8 resembles the S8. / © AndroidPIT

On the left side of the new Note is the Bixby button which launches the assistant. It can finally manage voice commands in English, which is a relief.

An important feature for those among us who are liable to be using our phones in the rain or at the beach: The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is dust and water resistant with IP68 certification. Same goes for the S-Pen, which slots in nicely in a recess in the phone.

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The USB Type-C port and headphone jack are present. / © AndroidPIT

Overall, the design of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is nicely done and the smartphone looks elegant and modern. Nevertheless, whether a phone looks good or not is a very subjective matter and in my opinion, this device is lacking a bit of a wow factor. The new Note phone looks good and is comfortable when you hold it, but it’s hardly groundbreaking apart from the screen size. The black version looks rather plain and is a bit dull to my eye, the blue variant is too monotonous for me, although some of my colleagues like it. Personally, I would probably opt for the gold version of the Galaxy Note 8 but this question of personal taste is a mere detail in the grand scheme of this review.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 display

The display of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 measures a record-breaking 6.3 inches. Its predecessor came with a 5.7 inch display. however, thanks to the new nearly bezel-less design and the Infinity display, we get a considerably bigger screen with just one extra centimeter on its predecessor. The resolution of the Super AMOLED panel in the new Galaxy Note is 2,960 x 1,440 pixels, but to use this you have to go into the system settings, because by default Samsung selects the middle of three possible resolutions, namely Full HD+.

You can’t see much on the Edge display. Sure, the glass is tidy around the corners, but the actual display only follows this curve a little bit. In practice, you can barely notice any difference between this curved display and a flat display.

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The Note 8 has an always-on display. / © AndroidPIT

Like for the Galaxy S8, the display is absolutely fantastic. The colors are radiant, the brightness is good and there is an enormous viewing angle. You’ll be pleasantly surprised, even if you’ve already tried the Galaxy S8 or S8+. The Galaxy Note 8 has so much display for a phone of its size. The 18.5:9 aspect ratio is becoming the norm, and it has advantages when reading websites and in multi-window mode with two parallel apps running.

The Galaxy Note 8 has an Always On mode, which can be configured quite easily. As with the Galaxy Note 7, you can also take notes on the new Note 8 (up to 100 pages) using your stylus, even when the screen is off. The Always On display can also permanently display any notes you make so your shopping list is always at the ready, even without having to unlock your phone or open your notebook app.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 special features

With App Pair, Samsung has devised a way to highlight the Galaxy Note 8’s multi-window mode. With this feature, you can pair two apps that run simultaneously in split screen. This can be really useful if you’re copying things from one browser to another, or to an email or elsewhere.

In terms of security and unauthorized access, the Galaxy Note 8 comes equipped with several layers of protection mechanisms. The safest is the iris scanner, followed by facial recognition, which uses the front camera of the phone. The third biometric solution is the fingerprint scanner, but this one is quite uncomfortable to use because of its inconvenient placement on the back of the phone.

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Animated GIFs can be created with the S-Pen. / © AndroidPIT

The infamous S-Pen has been given a lot of thought by Samsung, and Samsung was right to do so. You can scribble up to 100 pages of notes on your locked screen, and you can pin individual pages to the Always On display. A neat new feature with the Note 8 is that you can also create animated GIFs with the stylus and send them. And through Pen Up, you’ll find an active community for digital artists.

The Galaxy Note 8 has been designed as a tool for work, so it is compatible with the DeX dock. In other words, you can use it as a PC, and in this regard, the phone has been refined in terms of operation and the displaying of multiple apps on a large monitor.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 software

The Galaxy Note 8 comes with Android 7.1 Nougat. You can expect an update to Android Oreo, though you may have to wait until next year. Samsung has placed its own UI over Android, and over time this has become more and more chic and better in terms of resource consumption. The appearance is pretty well configured, everyone should be able to find something that they like. In our full review, we’ll dive a bit deeper into elements of the software interface.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 performance

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is cutting edge in terms of equipment and performance. The octa core Snapdragon 835 processor is manufactured on a 10 nanometer process and clocks up to 2.3 GHz. Together with 6 GB RAM, you can’t really ask for more here. Even in a year or two, the Galaxy Note 8 will still be able to hold its own. As usual from Samsung, there will also be a Exynos 8895 variant, but this will only be on the European versions. There is no major difference in performance between the two processors.

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Elegant, with a lot of power under the hood. / © AndroidPIT

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 audio

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 isn’t a particularly extraordinary phone in terms of the loudspeaker, so it would be futile to compare it to HTC’s BoomSound or similar technologies. A nice touch however is the high-quality headset from AKG which is included in the box.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 camera

For the first time ever, Samsung has produced a flagship with a dual camera, and they weren’t messing around. Both lenses have an optical image stabilizer and a 12 MP sensor, but they differ in aperture and focal length. The wide-angle camera has an aperture of f / 1.7 and dual-pixel autofocus; the telephoto lens offers 2x optical zoom with an aperture of f / 2.4. 

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The dual camera is the most important addition on Galaxy Note 8. / © AndroidPIT

The camera app allows a live preview of bokeh mode and has a clever trick up its sleeve: If you take a picture with the bokeh effect, the original photo will also be saved. In our initial testing of the Galaxy Note 8, regardless of the background, the bokeh mode sometimes works well, sometimes not. This is no different to the competitionA comparison with other dual camera smartphones will show whether Samsung does a better job of this or not. The 8 MP front camera also has an f / 1.7 aperture.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 battery

Given the sad end of the Galaxy Note 7, it’s no wonder that Samsung has paid a lot of attention to the battery of the Note 8. Samsung has played it safe here and the capacity has not been ramped up just for the sake of showing off a big number. At 3,300 mAh, it is 200 mAh less than the Galaxy S8+, which is already the lesser of the two S8 variants in terms of battery. But ultimately, in the Galaxy Note 8, there is still room to store the S-Pen and the battery life is unlikely to differ much in day-to-day life. It is also capable of fast-charging and wireless charging. We’ll test the battery life for our full review, but we can rest assured that Samsung will have paid close attention to this aspect of the Galaxy Note 8 and the phone will still be optimized for those of you who use your phones intensively.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 technical specifications

Dimensions: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm
Weight: 195 g
Battery size: 3300 mAh
Screen size: 6.3 in
Display technology: AMOLED
Screen: 2960 x 1440 pixels (522 ppi)
Front camera: 8 megapixels
Rear camera: 12 megapixels
Flashlight: LED
Android version: 7.1.1 – Nougat
RAM: 6 GB
Internal storage: 64 GB
Removable storage: microSD
Number of cores: 8
Max. clock speed: 2.3 GHz
Connectivity: HSPA, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0

Early Verdict

With the Galaxy Note 8, Samsung has delivered a smartphone that is technically strong enough to take back the crown of the phablet world. Huawei’s Mate 9 is the current occupier of this top spot, but it is missing the stylus – and its successor, the Mate 10, which should be unveiled on October 10, also won’t have a stylus. So if you’re after a large display, fast performance and features like the S-Pen, the Galaxy Note 8 is made for you.

Samsung won’t risk taking a big leap into the future with the new Note 8 – the smartphone seems more like a cautious development than anything revolutionary. This is more than understandable in light of the issues with its predecessor, even if it’s a shame that the Note 8 somewhat lacks wow factor. But who knows, perhaps we’ll find something worth shouting about in our full review. Stay tuned!

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NASA is hiring real MIBs: Planetary Protection Officer wanted

Watching all those science fiction movies is paying off. NASA just announced it is hiring a Planetary Protection Officer. Agent K, your black suit is waiting.

NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is ready to hire a very special, qualified individual to help the planet. You don’t need an aeronautics degree, engineering background, or the brains of Sheldon Cooper. But, you do need to stop aliens, UFOs or other non-earthly biologicals from coming to Earth. Could you be the next Planetary Protection Officer?

Just when you thought watching science fiction movies and reading comic books was just a diversion, that entertainment could prove to be important research. From how to distinguish one alien race from another to avoiding dangerous containments, that fictional world could finally be coming true.

This job sounds a little like a science fiction movie. Isn’t the plot of Men In Black about keeping space aliens from interfering with humans? Could a science fiction movie become real? Those hover boards never arrived, but the Cubs did win the World Series.

Unlike the movie, this job is real. Even better, the salary is six figures. Applicants do need security clearance, which eliminates a lot of people. Still, who wouldn’t want the job title of Planetary Protection Officer? That’s definitely a cool LinkedIn title.

All joking aside, NASA does have an Office of Planetary Protection. According to the, “the mission of the Office of Planetary Protection is to promote the responsible exploration of the solar system by implementing and developing efforts that protect the science, explored environments, and Earth.” While the job search has gotten press because of the description, the purpose of the office and the job is important.

As more private companies launch rockets on monthly or more basis, technology’s impact on space, the environment, and humanity is impacted. While private companies have not succeeded in space travel, they will soon. Each rocket launch gets them one step closer to a regular person buying a ticket on a space ship.

Hopefully, the announcement of this particular job did everyone, including NASA, a service. Yes, the idea of Planetary Protection Officer might sound far-fetched, but the job isn’t total make-believe. Space exploration and space technology is expanding at an extraordinary rate. Will we all be ready for what’s awaiting us in the heavens above?

NASA is hiring real MIBs: Planetary Protection Officer wanted

Watching all those science fiction movies is paying off. NASA just announced it is hiring a Planetary Protection Officer. Agent K, your black suit is waiting.

NASA, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is ready to hire a very special, qualified individual to help the planet. You don’t need an aeronautics degree, engineering background, or the brains of Sheldon Cooper. But, you do need to stop aliens, UFOs or other non-earthly biologicals from coming to Earth. Could you be the next Planetary Protection Officer?

Just when you thought watching science fiction movies and reading comic books was just a diversion, that entertainment could prove to be important research. From how to distinguish one alien race from another to avoiding dangerous containments, that fictional world could finally be coming true.

This job sounds a little like a science fiction movie. Isn’t the plot of Men In Black about keeping space aliens from interfering with humans? Could a science fiction movie become real? Those hover boards never arrived, but the Cubs did win the World Series.

Unlike the movie, this job is real. Even better, the salary is six figures. Applicants do need security clearance, which eliminates a lot of people. Still, who wouldn’t want the job title of Planetary Protection Officer? That’s definitely a cool LinkedIn title.

All joking aside, NASA does have an Office of Planetary Protection. According to the, “the mission of the Office of Planetary Protection is to promote the responsible exploration of the solar system by implementing and developing efforts that protect the science, explored environments, and Earth.” While the job search has gotten press because of the description, the purpose of the office and the job is important.

As more private companies launch rockets on monthly or more basis, technology’s impact on space, the environment, and humanity is impacted. While private companies have not succeeded in space travel, they will soon. Each rocket launch gets them one step closer to a regular person buying a ticket on a space ship.

Hopefully, the announcement of this particular job did everyone, including NASA, a service. Yes, the idea of Planetary Protection Officer might sound far-fetched, but the job isn’t total make-believe. Space exploration and space technology is expanding at an extraordinary rate. Will we all be ready for what’s awaiting us in the heavens above?

NASA wanted to talk about science. A congressman wanted to ask about Martian civilizations.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) asked about civilizations on Mars during a July 18 House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee hearing. (House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology)

Some of NASA’s brightest minds were invited to Capitol Hill on Tuesday to tell members of Congress about water that once ran across Mars, and the possibility of life on Europa and missions to explore them.

“Good questions,” the chairman of the space subcommittee said after an hour or so. Then he turned the microphone over to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, who would save his most important question for the end.

“Thank you,” the California Republican began.

“One of the benefits, I should say, of your activities, is that, well — you have all these robots all over the universe and beyond.”

A boy seated behind Rohrabacher had been fiddling with his hair, but now looked up at the congressman.

“Let me just note,” Rohrabacher said by way of disclaimer, “that I’ve been around for a while.”

So he had.

Elected to his office 14 consecutive times, he has sat on the House Space and Technology Committee for decades and run for the chairmanship at least twice, without success.

“I love science,” Rohrabacher once told Science Magazine.

His passion for the subject is occasionally expressed in puzzling ways.

Rohrabacher once told a hearing that “dinosaur flatulence” might have caused global warming — a bad joke, he said later.

In a 2014 speech titled “Global Warming as a Power Grab,” he railed against the government “putting fluoride into our water.”

On Tuesday, seated across from NASA officials planning missions to Mars, a moon around Jupiter and an asteroid between them, Rohrabacher shared his thoughts on space with them.

The space shuttle and space station programs were inspiring, he said — but also very expensive.

NASA had a lot of projects going on, he said. Maybe too many; the agency should prioritize more — though, he said, “I’m certainly not an expert enough to tell you what those priorities should be.”

He asked about NASA’s plan to land a rover on Mars in 2020 — and about Martian rocks and space fuel. He said we should go back to the moon.

And then, at the end, “the most important thing.”

“I ask for permission for one minute for this question,” Rohrabacher said.

It was granted, and he began.

“You have indicated that Mars was totally different thousands of years ago,” he told the scientists.

Behind him, the boy whispered something to a seat mate.

The congressman continued: “Is it possible that there was a civilization on Mars thousands of years ago?”

Silence filled the room

A scientist with the Mars 2020 project, Kenneth Farley, leaned toward his microphone and ventured a reply.

“So, the evidence is that Mars was different billions of years ago. Not thousands of years ago,” Farley said.

“Billions, well. Yes,” Rohrabacher said.

He began to form another word, but Farley cut him off.

“There’s no evidence that I’m aware of.”

The scientist did not mention that he had already explained this half an hour earlier, when he told the panel that ancient Mars once had rivers, lakes and hot springs — but that nothing more advanced than microbes was likely to have lived there.

And yet, Rohrabacher persisted.

“Would you rule that out?” he asked. “See, there’s some people, well, anyway … “

“I would say that is extremely unlikely,” Farley said.

“Okay. Well.”

Rohrabacher still had 30 seconds to ask about ancient civilization, but he gave up at that point.

“Thank you for the good job you’re doing,” he told the scientists. “God bless.”

The next congressman to address the hearing would quote a 19th century poem — “For I dipped into the future, far as human eye could see” — and wonder aloud about the meaning of life.

But when reporters wrote about Tuesday’s hour-and-a-half discussion, they wrote mostly about Rohrabacher’s final minute.

“No, Congressman, There’s No Evidence of an Ancient Mars Civilization,” wrote Science.com, noting for good measure that previous reports of canals and a sculptured face on the Red Planet had also been debunked.

Ars Technica accused the congressman of marring an otherwise respectable discussion, and recalled that earlier this month a NASA official had been forced to deny rumors that children were being kidnapped to the planet.

Other outlets were even less kind to Rohrabacher, whose office suggested to The Washington Post that — as with the dinosaur comment in 2007 — the congressman had not seriously entertained the notion.

“Because of his position on the space committee, he not infrequently gets inquiries about this from far and wide,” Rohrabacher’s spokesman, Ken Grubbs, wrote in an email Wednesday.

“He was looking for something definitive. Apparently, many of those who covered the exchange didn’t hear the wink in his voice.”

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No, NASA didn’t find life on Saturn’s moon. But deep sea life on Earth is pretty alien.

 

2 teens wanted in sexual assault depicted on Facebook live

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Two teenagers are charged in connection with a disturbing and graphic video on Facebook. More arrests are expected.
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*Warning: This story contains graphic material that could be disturbing.*

Haleigh Alexis Hudson, 19, one of two teenagers wanted by Gulfport Police Department in an apparent sexual assault shown on Facebook live, turned herself in at 7 p.m. Wednesday. 

Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Ezzie Johnson, 17, on the charge of kidnapping. Hudson, who is also wanted on a charge of sexual battery, is being held on a $400,000 bond.

Both charges are felonies. Johnson will be charged as an adult. 

Tuesday around 11:46 p.m., patrol officers responded to an address in the 3100 block of 7th Avenue, later believed to be Hudson’s residence, in reference to a reported assault. Upon arrival, officers learned of a Facebook Live video that depicted a sexual and physical assault of a 23-year-old woman. 

The video was subsequently deleted, but Facebook user Tiffany Hailey recorded the video and reposted it to her page. 

Hailey said she saw the live video and realized she was witnessing an assualt happening in real time. 

“I’m looking at the time date and stamp on it and this is happening right now,” Hailey said. “You see it escalating.”

The video begins with a male in a bathroom, and shows a female on the ground with her head between his lower legs. He and others in the background are telling her in common vernacular to perform oral sex on him.

At some point, the camera leaves the bathroom but then people are trying to get back in. A woman’s voice tells them to open the bathroom door. 

“Unlock the door real quick. You don’t have to stop just open the door. I need to get something,” the woman says.

Hailey, who said she did not know anyone in the video, did not call police but instead reached out to the victim directly through Facebook. 

She said she shared it to her page, asking her followers “if you know this girl, please do help her. This is serious.”

“This is gut wrenchingly horrific,” Hailey said. “It’s really, really, bad.”

When the bathroom door is opened, the man and the woman, who is identified by people on Facebook as having special needs, come out. She sits on the couch. Those gathered there begin to harass her about oral sex for money.

They try to get her to perform the sex acts on camera again to boost the views on the video. 

She refuses, and a man asks her if she’s ready to go home, to which she says yes.

A female voice says, “She ain’t going home,” that she’s going to perform sex acts “until her throat swells up.”

After that exchange, they ask if she is ready to fight, at which time she is assaulted by a larger female who pushes and hits her in the head as she sits on the couch. 

The female drags her off the couch and begins to punch her in the head. Those at the gathering cheer them on, with one person saying, “Don’t break it up, don’t break it up.”

After that goes on for some time, she can be seen sitting in the corner crying with her hands over her face, begging to be left alone. 

The male with the camera stops to read the comments they were getting. Some urged them to leave the victim alone. One said, “That black girl didn’t even fight back. She gets no cool points.”

Police have not identified the unidentified male but “we are adamant there will be more arrests forthcoming,” said Sgt. Joshua Bromen, Gulfport PD public information officer. 

“We foresee more charges coming and that arrest warrants will probably be pending here shortly,” Bromen said. 

During the investigation, Johnson and Hudson were identified as two of the suspects and warrants were issued for their arrest. Police believe they knew the victim prior to the alleged assault. 

“Johnson is actually the one who memorialized these criminal acts by videotaping and distributing on Facebook live,” said Chief Leonard Papania. “We are also evaluating the actions of other people present in order to determine if other charges will be forthcoming, and I can tell you with certainty there will be.”

At a news conference Wednesday afternoon, Papania was asked about the Facebook reports that the victim has special needs. 

“There’s so much junk out there right now, it makes this job incredibly hard,” he said. “The charges right now are sexual battery and kidnapping. If there was a question as to mental state and the impact as a criminal element that would show in the charges.”

Appearing frustrated at times, Papania expressed outrage over the shares and views of the video. 

“Once again we are witnessing the dark side of social media,” he said. “These warrants demonstrate our belief about these three individuals and their criminal acts, however, I can’t help but be disturbed by the incredible number of shares and views of this crude and despicable event. Not too long ago, we were up to 1,100 shares of that video and I think we’re around 48,000 views. It speaks loudly about our culture.”

This investigation is ongoing. 

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact the Gulfport Police Department at 228-868-5959. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com or by telephone at (877)787-5898. 

Contact Therese Apel at 601-961-7236 or tapel@gannett.com. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter. Contact Sarah Fowler at 601-961-7303 or sfowler@gannett.com. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

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Reprogramming the AI that wanted to name paint colors and failed miserably

Several weeks ago, artist and coder Janelle Shane tried to train a neural network to name paint colors. The results were…not good. “Stanky Bean” was a kind of dull pink, and “Stoner Blue” was gray. Then there were the three shades of brown known as “Dope,” “Burble Simp,” and “Turdly.”

These results were so bad that they turned the corner into delightful hilarity, and Shane’s blog post about them went viral. Almost immediately, AI coders started offering tips on how she could tweak the algorithm to get better results. So Shane dutifully went back to the virtual drawing board, adjusted the AI’s creativity levels, and gave it some new datasets. The results were…well, you decide.

First, Shane realized that part of the initial problem was that she’d cranked up the neural net’s “temperature” variable, which meant that it was picking less likely (or “more creative”) possibilities as it generated paint names letter-by-letter. So she turned the temperature variable down, and found that the names were still pretty silly but they at least matched the colors most of the time. Plus, the colors themselves seemed more varied:

Next, Shane incorporated some suggestions from experts about how to tweak her dataset. Mostly, what people wanted to know was whether she’d get better results if she changed the way she represented colors. For her original dataset, she used RGB colors, which assign a numeric value to a number based on its blend of red, green, and blue. The AI would randomly generate a number within the RGB space, and slap a name on it.

The problem is, according to Shane, that RGB doesn’t do a good job representing color the way human eyes perceive it. Plus, the AI kept coming up with muddy, boring colors that seemed like variations on gray and brown.

She tried two other color schemes: HSV and LAB. On her blog, Shane writes:

In HSV representation, a single color is represented by three numbers like in RGB, but this time they stand for Hue, Saturation, and Value. You can think of the Hue number as representing the color, Saturation as representing how intense (vs gray) the color is, and Value as representing the brightness. Other than the way of representing the color, everything else about the dataset and the neural network are the same…In [the LAB] color space, the first number stands for lightness, the second number stands for the amount of green vs red, and the third number stands for the the amount of blue vs. yellow.

Sadly, HSV and LAB colors didn’t really produce results that made more sense than the RGB ones. Shane wound up deciding that RBG was her best option. “Maybe it’s more resistant to disruption when the temperature setting introduces randomness,” Shane mused. The color names, however, were still “pretty bad.”

But then one person sent Shane this cleaned-up dataset, which had no capital letters (so there wouldn’t be two versions of each letter). It combined paint names from Behr and Benjamin Moore, as well as ones from a user-generated list created by readers of XKCD. Shane called the results “surprisingly good,” and noted that the lesson here is that better data generally produces better results. And here they are:

Shane also included a “hall of fame” from her experiments with all the color schemes, which truly represent the promise of machine learning in our modern world:

Listing image by Janelle Shane

What Is The Most Wanted Pokemon In Pokemon Go?

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Generation II Pokemon

togepi

Togepi didn’t top the states’ charts by any means with the egg Pokemon only showing up in one out of 50 results, but Generation II Pokemon unsurprisingly made an appearance within the data.

The Pokemon found in Generation II didn’t release until this year, but that didn’t stop them from appearing on the charts several times as players looked to add to their collection after seeing the same old Pidgey and Rattata all over the place.

Togepi was New Hampshire’s pick for the most wanted Pokemon, followed by seven other states that are huntig for Generation II Pokemon that include Kentucky, Minnesota, Montana, Rhode Island, Utah, and Wyoming.

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Gym Defenders

tyranitar

While some states were looking for old favorites and others were looking for new addtions to their team, others seemed to be looking to build themselves a strong gym-fighting force.

These powerful gym defenders can be difficult to get themselves, and some of them are also the more memorable Pokemon from the games, but it’s likely not a coincidence that they can be some of the most imposing Pokemon to face when trying to take down a rival team’s gym.

Kansas and Michigan were two states that were looking for Dragonite to add to their team, but the Dragon Pokemon wasn’t the only beefy defender on the list. Snorlax was searched for most in Washington and California, and the new Tyranitar was most looked for in Rhode Island.

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The Starter Pokemon

charmander

Classic Pokemon reigned supreme on the charts with the starter Pokemon from Generation I being some of the top Pokemon that players wanted to catch.

Some of the desire to catch these Pokemon can likely be attributed to choosing your starters in the early Pokemon games. Choosing the starter was a tough decision for many, and ditching that starter Pokemon along the journey wasn’t even something that crossed many Trainers’ minds.

Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle all mad their way into the states’ charts in a big way showing up two, one, and two times respectively with their evolutions showing up as well. Charizard and Blastoise both showed up once each, but Venusaur got no love in the searches.

Stukov is just not on my list of wanted people, but his outing in Heroes of the Storm is exciting

Spreading your therapeutic virus is addicting

I was fairly seriously into StarCraft in…what…middle college (person), but the universe, not so a lot — very well, at least as a lot as other Blizzard online games.

There’s something about it that did not actually seize me right until the closing enlargement for Starcraft II, but I even now followed along all that time so I was not wholly dropped when new faces commenced interacting with aged types. As a end result of that cursory fascination, when Stukov’s name popped up as a possible character for Heroes of the Storm, I kind of shrugged.

But right after really enjoying him, I’m a minor more stoked.

Despite the fact that he seems to be as formidable as a Resident Evil boss, Stukov is really a guidance character with a weighty emphasis on therapeutic. His therapeutic pathogen (Q) potential operates like an infection, spreading to allies that are shut collectively, which include Stukov himself. This conceit correct below, that not only feels various from fairly a lot just about anything else in Heroes (outside the house of say, Kael’thas’ dwelling bomb, which is offensive in character), also basically dictates how you participate in Stukov. Every single time you pop his Q it would make you want to unfold it, primarily if you took a quest talent that revolves all over it.

You can also detonate it for a burst mend, which elements into his W, a tiny line skillshot that infects other gamers, dealing damage and slowing them when you pop it. It truly is a kind of dance making an attempt to infect your team and absolutely everyone on the other side, and being aware of when to detonate his trait is important to dealing and mitigating damage. Obtaining two talents linked to the identical trait is a wonderful strategy.

Still, his E energy is my beloved component of his package, and I think it’ll be tuned a bit in the long run. For a nominal first mana charge he can channel an area-of-result damage potential at a massive array (more if you improve it with talents) that also silences enemies inside of. Applying it at chokepoints or to delay escapes is crazy, and even though it theoretically does 50% fewer damage to non-heroic targets, it really is even now astounding for waveclearing. I like using the supplemental radius talent and sucking the lifestyle out of double minion waves when they stack up. 

His shove heroic (which will most likely be the most popular selection) is fairly astounding as well. While his other selection is fundamentally just a even worse Falstad Gust (that retains Stukov in area for the period) in which he flails his arms 3 occasions for a knockback, his shove is an crazy energy that can turn the tide of a teamfight. In essence he uses a line skillshot to shove an enemy with an endless array right until they collide with a piece of pathable terrain (like a wall or a developing).

When applied correctly this thing can secure kills. If anyone is out of place submit degree 10, just transfer all over them and shove them into your side. It truly is something you can counter for guaranteed but very fulfilling to pull off, primarily in uncoordinated modes like quickmatch. It truly is also probable to established up with a teammate if they use a root or stun. But because of stated potential to dodge and that it leaves Stukov wholly opened (shocked fundamentally) for the period, it feels well balanced. 20 seconds is a insane lower cooldown while.

I’m not tremendous into the strategy of Stukov or even his character style, but the more I performed him the more I was down to maintain queuing as him. I can see myself selecting him as a competitive off-guidance just because of how a lot utility he brings to the desk. In quickmatch online games I was therapeutic for more than 100,000 with a 50 percent therapeutic construct, which is a ton more than expected (while he may be bugged at the instant — this is PTR right after all).


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