Skill at Video Games and those with high IQ linked

Researchers at the University of York have discovered a link between young people’s ability to perform well at video games and high levels of intelligence. The researchers say the correlation between ability at action strategy video games such as League of Legends and Defense of the Ancients 2 (DOTA 2) and a high IQ is similar to the correlation seen in other more traditional strategy games such as chess. I guess this tells us what we knew all along – cheaters are stupid – true skills show intelligence. Read the paper here.

 

Corresponding author Professor Alex Wade of the University of York’s Department of Psychology and Digital Creativity Labs said: “Games such as League of Legends and DOTA 2 are complex, socially-interactive and intellectually demanding. Our research would suggest that your performance in these games can be a measure of intelligence.

Former Joe Biden Secret Service Agent: We Had to Protect Women From Him, ‘Weinstein Level Stuff’

 

A former Secret Service agent assigned to the Vice President Joe Biden residence claims that the Service often had to protect female agents from him.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the agent asserted that,  “We had to cancel the VP Christmas get together at the Vice President’s house because Biden would grope all of our wives and girlfriend’s asses.”The annual party was for agents and Navy personnel who were tasked with protecting the Biden family.

“He would mess with every single woman or teen. It was horrible,” the agent said.

According to the source, a Secret Service agent once got suspended for a week in 2009 for shoving Biden after he cupped his girlfriend’s breast while the couple was taking a photo with him. The situation got so heated, the source told Cassandra Fairbanks, that others had to step in to prevent the agent from hitting the then-Vice President.

Additionally, the agent claims that Biden would walk around the VP residence naked at night. “I mean, Stark naked… Weinstein level stuff,” he added.

He said that the men on duty would frequently stand in front of female agents and Navy women that were present “like a damn guardian.” On some occasions, they would make up reasons to get the women away from where he was.

The agent said he was specifically concerned about women in the Navy.

“They weren’t allowed to disobey him at all, but we’d take them away under pretend auspices,” the agent stated.

The official Vice Presidential residence is the Queen Anne style house at One Observatory Circle in Washington, DC, which is located on the northeast grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory. The property is maintained and cared for by the service branch.

Best-selling author Ronald Kessler wrote about Biden’s problem with female agents in his book The First Family Detail.

“Agents say that, whether at the vice president’s residence or at his home in Delaware, Biden has a habit of swimming in his pool nude,” Kessler wrote. “Female Secret Service agents find that offensive.”

Our source confirmed this sentiment, adding that “it was especially an issue at his Delaware house that he would go to every weekend.”

“He would only get naked when Jill was absent,” he added.

Biden has also long been criticized for his contact with women and girls in photos and videos, and was even referred to as “Creepy Uncle Joe Biden” by the Washington Post.

The agent also worked under the Bush administration, and added that Vice President Dick Cheney “never grabbed any butts or breasts.”

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We have reached out to a Biden spokeswoman for comment, but did not receive a response by time of publishing.

Source: GateWayPundit

How Loot Boxes Led to Never-Ending Games (And Always-Paying Players)

A history of loot boxes and their impact on video games: while Mass Effect 3 was a turning point for microtransactions in big-budget games, it may have all began in China, where the free-to-play model initially flourished. After the concept started to take root in western markets through mobile games, it was inevitable that traditional game publishers would take notice.

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There’s also a legitimate fear that free-to-play’s uglier elements, such as pay-to-win schemes, will slowly creep into big-budget gaming, either creating an uneven playing field or disrespecting players’ time in the process. Those concerns have ensnared EA, which is facing a backlash over loot boxes in Star Wars Battlefront 2. The company has walked back some of its loot box plans and cut the cost of paid unlocks in response, but those are band-aid measures at best.

Nintendo and Universal in Talks for Animated Mario Bros. Movie

Since the first attempt turned out so well, we’re getting another Mario flick. According to a new Wall Street Journal report, this one will be an animated film from Minions and Shrek studio Universal Animation. Both Nintendo and Universal are reportedly close to signing on the dotted line.

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A partnership with Universal makes sense – Nintendo has already inked a deal to open a Nintendo Land in three Universal Studios theme parks, with rides featuring franchises such as Donkey Kong and Mario Kart currently being built. The first of these theme park areas is expected to open at Universal Studios in Osaka in time for Japan to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

Watch a 10-Year-Old’s Face Unlock His Mom’s iPhone X

Hacking Face ID, the facial recognition system built into Apple’s iPhone X, isn’t easy. Unless, it turns out, you’re a very specific hacker, say, a rare 10-year-old kid, trying to break into the phone of whichever of your parents looks the most like you.

Attaullah Malik and Sana Sherwani made that discovery earlier this month, when their fifth-grade son, Ammar Malik, walked into the bedroom of their Staten Island home to admire their new pair of iPhone Xs just after they’d set up Face ID. Malik offered to let Ammar look at his phone instead, but the boy picked up his mother’s, not knowing which was which. And a split second after he looked at it, the phone unlocked.

Android at 10: How Google Won the Smartphone Wars

I know you’re looking at the headline and thinking I’m trying to start a fanboy war, but I’m not. Andrew Orlowski, over at the Register, came up with the headline and his own opinion on why Google has won the smartphone war. You have to admit Android has come a long way in the last 10 years and it is certainly the OS of choice for almost all smartphones not called iPhone. However, is it the best OS for smartphones? I think that one is up for debate. Go for it!

 

It’s just that Google was in the game, at a time when others didn’t realise what the game was. Or did, and couldn’t turn the ship around fast enough. Android succeeded because it was just about good enough, and its parent was prepared to cross subsidise it hugely. Android wasn’t brilliant, but it was better than Bada, and uglier than WebOS.

YouTube Will Crack Down on Bizarre Videos Targeting Kids

YouTube plans to crack down on strange videos aimed a kids by age restricting the content. Back in August, the company announced it would no longer allow content creators to monetize videos using family friendly characters. Apparently these videos are a genre into itself as the company is taking these steps to prevent the further “corruption” of our young children. The company’s first step are to alter its algorithmic filters and then have its team of humans review videos that have been flagged.

YouTube says it typically takes at least a few days for content to make its way from YouTube proper to YouTube Kids, and the hope is that within that window, users will flag anything potentially disturbing to children…

Massachusetts and Maine Are Leading a Charge to Ditch Daylight Saving Time

Both Massachusetts and Maine are considering saying a permanent farewell to observing DST by switching time zones from Eastern to Atlantic. There’s an abundance of scientific research that has linked DST to harmful side effects, such as an increased risk of stroke, heart attacks, and miscarriages.

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“At least five other states have legislation they’re considering regarding potential time zone changes,” Carl Stevens, a reporter for WBZ NewsRadio 1030, tweeted. On Wednesday night, the 11-person commission voted 9-1 in favor of getting rid of DST. If the move eventually happens, the states would be accompanied by Arizona and Hawaii, both of which have not practiced DST since the 1960s after opting out of the Uniform Time Act.

CNN sadly breaks the news to its viewers: yes, Hillary Clinton rigged their election

The truth hurts, CNN.

 

Following former Democratic National Committee chair Donna Brazile’s bombshell claim that Hillary Clinton and the DNC “rigged” the election against Bernie Sanders, it was time for mainstream media to face the facts.

CNN sadly broke news of the “stunning revelation” to its viewers.

CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin could barely utter the words, announcing that Clinton’s campaign “hijacked” the DNC’s funding operations a full year before she scored the party’s nomination over Sanders.

Brazile, who took over as the interim DNC chair in 2016 when Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced out of the position, made the explosive allegation Thursday while promoting a new book, saying she had found “proof” that the DNC handed Clinton the nomination.

 

Donna Brazile turns on them all! Slams Debbie, Obama for running party into ground, giving Hillary control http://dlvr.it/Pz0rZC 

 

 

 

President Trump thought the actions were “illegal” and told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Thursday that it was “very unfair” for Sanders to have been treated this way.

Baldwin conceded to her guest, former Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver, that the Vermont senator had been right all along about the the DNC’s favoritism towards Clinton.

“You guys, all along there, were raising the alarm bells throughout the campaign,” Baldwin said.

 

The clanging of those bells was apparently not enough for the leftist media to stop fawning over their heroine.

source: BPR

A Quantum Magic Trick

The trick here is that shifting the quantum states for different frequencies accelerate away from one another dramatically increasing the quantum fisher. Just hope that was what the builder of your in-boat clock was using to test frequency accuracy the next time you are out in the middle of the ocean at night.

I am not sure if I feel smarter after watching or that or stupider. Of course if I apply quantum principle to it, I think I can be both at the same time. AMIRIGHT!!