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By Usman Khan Lodhi
Ryan Reynolds has bought ownership stake in Mint Mobile
by Usman Khan Lodhi
Image credit: Fliptroniks Ryan Reynolds, the actor famous for playing Deadpool and Pikachu in Pokémon Detective Pikachu, has purchased an ownership stake in Mint Mobile. The actor compared this purchase to other celebrities investing in "high-end products like skincare brands or delicious gin companies", saying that this "unconventional" business move excites him because he believes that an average American pays too much for their wireless plan.
Reynolds now includes "owner: (...) @MintMobile" in his Twitter bio, describing himself as "owner of the company" in his tweet. According to the press release, Reynolds will "help with Mint’s communications and marketing efforts as well as strategic decision-making."
For those unfamiliar with Mint Mobile, it is a mobile service provider that offers cell service including call, message and data plans in the United States, starting at $15 per month. For more information, you can refer to the company's site.
Richard Henry Patterson, 65, has admitted he choked his girlfriend, Francisca Marquinez, 60, to death on Oct. 28, 2015, but claims it happened accidentally during oral sex, The Sun Sentinel reported.
He’s now seeking a judge’s permission to show the jury his penis — to prove her death was a mistake.
Patterson’s attorney, Ken Padowitz, said his client’s member figures prominently in his “rough sex” defense, which hinges on the argument that Marquinez died accidentally, while engaging in consensual sexual activity.
Padowitz has enlisted expert witness and former Broward County Medical Examiner Dr. Ronald Wright to testify that Marquinez’s death “is consistent with being accidentally sexually asphyxiated during oral sex,” the motion said.
He insists that a viewing of Patterson’s penis is integral to the jury understanding Wright’s argument.
“Although the object to be viewed is not a place but a part of the human anatomy, it is material and relevant, the view by the jury is essential for them to fully understand the Dr. Wright’s testimony and the defense in this case.”
Brooklyn defense lawyer Joyce David, who has used a variation of the rough sex defense in court, isn’t convinced that Patterson needs to disrobe in front of a jury. “Really, couldn’t they just make a mold or something?” she told The Sun Sentinel.
Padowitz has requested the the disrobing take place outside of public view, with only the jury, judge, defendant, prosecuting attorney and defense counsel present, according to the motion filed May 1.
“My client is innocent and we are confident when the jury hears the evidence and the scientific evidence in this case, they are going to come back with a verdict of not guilty,” Padowitz told the Daily News.
Marquinez’s son, Omar Andrade, 41, is calling it a “desperate” line of defense.
“It’s totally false. He’s a desperate man trying to avoid being convicted for the crime,” he told the Daily News. “He’s trying to do anything to not go to jail.”
Andrade described his mother as “loving” and “a great person overall.”
“She had no problems in her personal life or anything else to warrant anything like what happened to her,” he said.
Patterson is charged with second-degree murder. Jury selection will begin Monday.
By Steven P.
I share no affiliation of either party, but wanted to make it possible for certain members to post these images in a separate thread.
Political debate (read: arguments) in this thread is not allowed, save it for the Real World Issues, or Domestic Politics forum.
You know what to do..
WhatsApp devs Troll Apple with a hidden ‘F#*( you’ in source code
Link to Picture - http://i68.tinypic.com/2v97t3l.jpg
WhatsApp has a gang of badass developers – but it seems not all of them are particularly crazy about Apple.
Messing around with the WhatsApp APK, Redditor xMarioZ came across an eloquent snippet of code that reads, “###### APPLE.”
The saucy piece of code appears on numerous occasions throughout the APK installation file for Android and was most likely left by WhatsApp’s dev team for their colleagues over at Apple.
While it’s unclear whether the message is merely playful banter or something more serious, Redditors speculate it might have something to do with Apple’s ridiculously strict App Store regulations.
All speculations aside, I absolutely don’t mind the coders’ inventive humour (or possibly rage) – it certainly got a laugh from me. Let’s just hope there’s no bad blood between the two companies.
It’s actually odd that WhatsApp’s quality assurance team didn’t flag the cheeky message; but whether they missed it or simply let it fly, I’m sort of glad it’s there – for fun’s sake.
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By Vlad Dudau
Buyer claims new OnePlus 3 handset came pre-loaded with porn
by Vlad Dudau
OnePlus is known for creating affordable, high-end devices that come without any Android bloatware and offer a clean and simple experience for users. But it looks like there’s another experience that customers may get out of their new OnePlus phones, as one Reddit user found his new OnePlus 3 to be filled with porn.
According to a poster on Reddit, the user received his new OnePlus 3 handset only to find that it was pre-loaded with NSFW pictures and even a NSFW video. On top of that, other miscellaneous files, such as archives and some images of anime were also loaded onto the phone.
Now you might think that OnePlus was offering the user a special edition of the device, but as the original poster explained, the NSFW content “wasn’t even HD”. Plus, the owner of the images and video, which the Reddit user also posted online, seems to be himself in the images.
Now this isn’t the first time that new device came pre-loaded with peculiar content. At one point a number of iPhones famously shipped with images of the factory workers from China who were testing the devices while in production. And testing devices and their cameras is a normal part of the QA process. Though in this case someone seems to have taken things a bit too far.
The (un)lucky buyer said he wants to hear from OnePlus on this matter, so we’ve contacted the company to see if they wished to comment. We’ll update this post if and when they do.
Until then, giving your new devices a wipe right out of the box may not be such a bad idea.
Source: Reddit Via: India Today