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Quaint Island Village Disgusted When Cybertruck Visits, Parks Blocking Entire Crosswalk, Then Gets Stuck on Beach

Quaint Island Village Disgusted When Cybertruck Visits, Parks Blocking Entire Crosswalk, Then Gets Stuck on Beach

[ad_1] It even got stuck on the local beach and had to be rescued. Disturbing the Peace A Tesla Cybertruck is wreaking havoc on Nantucket, a tiny island off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The automotive monstrosity was spotted taking the ferry to the island on Thursday — and has been blocking sidewalks and getting stuck on the beach ever since. Local newspaper the Nantucket Current had a field day with the jarring vehicle, which has quickly become synonymous with making “poor life choices,” shoddy craftsmanship, and Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s grating public persona. “Cyber Stuck: First Tesla Cybertruck On Nantucket Has A Rough Day,” the newspaper titled its tongue-in-cheek piece. It “didn’t take long to make an impression,” as the Current mused. Just after rolling off the ferry, the offending vehicle blocked an entire crosswalk on the small island’s Main Street: photos show the vehicle — which had Connecticut plates — diagonally parked across a cobblestone pedestrian walkway. In short, it’s arguably the perfect representation of what we’ve come to expect from the …

X is changing how blocking works to curb abuse

X is changing how blocking works to curb abuse

[ad_1] Did you know that when someone blocks you on X (formerly Twitter), they can still reply to your posts? This opens up the possibility of abuse, with someone blocking you and then slandering, impersonating, or otherwise abusing you on the very same platform without you seeing it. Now, X is changing the way blocking works. On Thursday, the company’s Engineering account explained the changes as follows: “If a user who has blocked you replies to one of your posts, you will now be able to see their reply. This change enables you to identify and report any potential bad content that you previously could not view, safeguarding both your account and the overall integrity of our platform.” Tweet may have been deleted X owner Elon Musk previously said the block functionality on X “makes no sense,” and that it’s going to be “deleted as a ‘feature’ except for DMs.” While that hasn’t happened yet, it appears that X is working towards changing the block feature until it’s more in line with Musk’s idea of …

‘Disrupt whenever possible’: police clash with protesters blocking bus to Bibby Stockholm – video | UK news

‘Disrupt whenever possible’: police clash with protesters blocking bus to Bibby Stockholm – video | UK news

[ad_1] Hundreds of protesters prevented an attempt to collect asylum seekers from a south London hotel and transfer them to the Bibby Stockholm barge. The Guardian witnessed crowds blocking the bus and the road outside the Best Western hotel in Peckham before police were able to move in and break up the protest. The bus eventually left the area after seven hours, with no asylum seekers onboard London protesters block transfer of asylum seekers to Bibby Stockholm [ad_2] Source link

Fear of missing out emerges as a surprisingly powerful predictor of blocking misinformation

Fear of missing out emerges as a surprisingly powerful predictor of blocking misinformation

[ad_1] A recent study published in the journal Telematics and Informatics has found that individuals who use social media for news are more inclined to block sources of misinformation when they experience high levels of fear of missing out (FOMO). The study provides new insights into the social dynamics of how people manage their online environments to counter misinformation, particularly in light of the growing influence of social media on public opinion and democracy. Prior research has largely focused on why people fall for or spread misinformation, but little attention has been given to how users respond to misinformation actively. Blocking or unfollowing sources of misinformation on social media is a method users can use to manage their information intake. “I was interested in this topic because there’s growing empirical research on public engagement with misinformation, such as who is susceptible to it and who spreads it, but there remains a critical gap in our understanding of protective actions like blocking or reporting misinformation,” said study author Saifuddin Ahmed, an assistant professor at the Wee …

To fend off tourists, a town in Japan is building a big screen blocking the view of Mount Fuji

To fend off tourists, a town in Japan is building a big screen blocking the view of Mount Fuji

[ad_1] FUJIKAWAGUCHIKO, Japan — The town of Fujikawaguchiko has had enough of tourists. Known for a number of scenic photo spots that offer a near-perfect shot of Japan’s iconic Mount Fuji, the town on Tuesday began constructing a large black screen on a stretch of a sidewalk to block the view of the mountain. The reason: misbehaving foreign tourists. “Kawaguchiko is a town built on tourism, and I welcome many visitors, and the town welcomes them too, but there are many things about their manners that are worrying,” said Michie Motomochi, owner of a cafe serving the Japanese sweets “ohagi,” near the soon-to-be-blocked photo spot. Motomochi mentioned littering, crossing the road with busy traffic, ignoring traffic lights and trespassing on private property. She isn’t unhappy though — 80% of her customers are foreign visitors whose numbers have surged after a pandemic hiatus that kept Japan closed for about two years. Her neighborhood suddenly became a popular spot about two years ago, apparently after a photo taken at a particular angle showing Mount Fuji in the background, as …

These Sleep Headphones Do a Great Job at Blocking Outside Noises

These Sleep Headphones Do a Great Job at Blocking Outside Noises

[ad_1] Key Takeaways Kokoon’s Sleep Headphones are the world’s slimmest in-ear buds, designed for comfortable all-night wear. The app offers guided meditation and can automatically switch to colored noise when you fall asleep. The sensor tracks sleep activity, but the app requires a subscription for full access, and doesn’t export to Apple Health. Considering that we spend up to a third of our lives in bed, it’s shocking how little we care about using that time effectively. The Philips Sleep Headphones with Kokoon promise to help you fall asleep with ease; and help you stay asleep until morning. They’re the world’s slimmest in-ear buds, designed to be worn all night and deliver soothing relaxation exercise as you doze off, then playing ambient white noise to help you stay there. And they even have sensors to track your sleep, adjust the audio, and report back in the morning. While you’ll need a few nights for your ears to accommodate and the app experience wasn’t as smooth as I’d hoped, they mostly deliver on that promise—but at …

Effects of blocking key neuroreceptors

Effects of blocking key neuroreceptors

[ad_1] A recent study conducted in Austria demonstrated that administering drugs that block opioid and dopamine receptors in the brain leads to reduced neural activity in the medial orbitofrontal cortex and several other regions during the receipt of valued rewards. However, these drugs did not show any observable effects on behavior. The paper was published in Human Brain Mapping. Rewards are stimuli perceived by the brain as beneficial or desirable, eliciting positive emotional responses. These responses motivate behaviors aimed at obtaining such rewards. Rewards may be tangible, like food and money, or intangible, such as praise and social approval. Each of these rewards activates specific brain pathways involved in the reward system. These neural pathways heavily rely on dopamine and opioid receptors. Dopamine receptors, proteins on the surfaces of neural cells, are activated by the neurotransmitter dopamine. Similarly, opioid receptors are proteins activated by opioid chemicals produced by the body, such as endorphins, as well as by opioid drugs like morphine and heroin. Dopamine receptors play a crucial role in the motivational aspect of rewards, …

Nebraska legislators buck Trump by blocking Electoral College vote change — for now

Nebraska legislators buck Trump by blocking Electoral College vote change — for now

[ad_1] Nebraska legislators on Wednesday night blocked a late effort to change how the state allocates its Electoral College votes, despite public pressure from former President Donald Trump to shift to a winner-take-all system that would likely benefit him in the fall. The measure fell short, 8-36, in a procedural vote. While it’s possible supporters could take another stab at advancing the proposal, there remain serious hurdles as the legislative session draws to a close, and it’s unclear whether the proposal has enough support to get across the finish line and become law. Nebraska currently doles out three of its five electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins each of its three congressional districts. In practice, that puts the competitive 2nd District in the Omaha area in play, even though Republicans typically win the statewide vote easily. Wednesday night’s failed attempt to change the law to award all the state’s Electoral College votes to the statewide winner leaves the fate of the proposal in doubt with a few days left in the legislative session. …

Arteta happy with blocking Man City, but wants more

Arteta happy with blocking Man City, but wants more

[ad_1] MANCHESTER : Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta was happy his title-chasing team managed to stop Manchester City from scoring at the Etihad Stadium but frustrated they did not convert chances to retake top spot in an enthralling Premier League race. Sunday’s 0-0 draw was the first time Pep Guardiola’s men had failed to score at home in the league since October 2021 and followed eight wins over Arsenal at the Etihad since a May 2016 draw. “Very tough match against a very demanding opponent,” Arteta told reporters of the latest clash with his friend, fellow Spaniard and former boss Guardiola. “We defended really well. We were really good … The first time they haven’t scored at home in three years. The downside is that we had some big situations to score and didn’t make the most of it .. No way can you be fully happy.” Former Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus, in particular, had two great opportunities to score but sent the ball wide on both occasions against his former team, then narrowly failed …