Why we’ll never see the likes of Roger Moore again

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The phrase “end of an era” is overused to the point of cliche. But when it comes to Sir Roger Moore, who died Tuesday in Switzerland at the age of 89, it actually applies. 

Moore was the consummate British gentleman of a certain era, with all the good and the bad that implies. 

SEE ALSO: Sir Roger Moore, legendary James Bond actor, dies at 89

He dressed impeccably, preppy enough to make a J Crew designer weep. His hair seemed tailor-made for the Brylcreemed pompadour style of the 1950s and 1960s. His jawline could cut glass. Not for nothing did he make his debut as a knitwear model before he became an actor. Read more…

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Heckler gets schooled in heckling by MLB star he tries to heckle

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Let this be a lesson for all you, Major League Baseball fans. 

Don’t heckle Joey Votto. It will only end badly for you. 

We know this because of video shot by Twitter user Keegan Haag at a recent Cincinnati Reds game. 

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When someone in the premium seats tried to heckle Votto, the Reds slugger gave the heckler more heckling than he bargained for. 

If you can’t hear the video, here’s how it went down. 

Heckler: [Inaudible]

Votto: Pardon me? 

Heckler: I remember when you used to be good. 

Votto: I remember when you used to thin.  Read more…

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Guy rescues 4 baby squirrels with their tails tangled together

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Today in WTF, nature? A kind samaritan stumbled across four baby squirrels that somehow got their tails stuck in a knot.

Andrew Day of Bangor, Maine was looking out of the window at his parents’ home on Sunday when he saw something strange. Upon closer inspection, Day discovered four baby squirrels joined together at the tail with a very curious cat lurking nearby, the Bangor Daily News reports.

After shooing away the cat, Day called the Bangor Animal Control, but the office was closed over the weekend. The office instructed them to call the local game warden, but it was going to take over an hour for an officer to arrive. So, Day and his father decided to take matters into their own hands. They managed to get the “squirrel king” into a box, and after the babies calmed down, they were able to inspect the tails, and eventually cut them free using some scissors.  Read more…

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Tom Cruise just cleared the runway for ‘Top Gun 2,’ better strap in

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The Top Gun sequel has been sitting idle on the deck for a little while now, and that’s just not gonna cut it for Maverick.

Tom Cruise himself on Tuesday confirmed on Australian morning TV show Sunrise that Top Gun 2 isn’t just in development anymore, it’s a firm go — and Cruise is “gonna start filming it probably in the next year.”

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And that checks out: Cruise is in the middle of shooting Mission Impossible: 6, then has nothing on his normally packed schedule. All clear for takeoff.

Hear him drop the payload on the clearly flustered and excited Sunrise crew for yourself: Read more…

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Apple takes a step toward lightning fast 5G

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Apple is one step closer to the super-fast wireless networks of the future — or at least being able to test them, anyway. 

The company applied for a license to experiment with millimeter wave wireless technology, aka 5G, with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), according to Business Insider. The future wireless tech is expected to massively expand networks’ bandwidth and speed, which will likely make your iPhone much faster than it is today. 

The application doesn’t share many details about the tests. It does, however, state that testing “will provide engineering data relevant to the operation of devices on wireless carriers’ future 5G networks.”  Read more…

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Clever anti-cheat feature subtly makes ‘Pokémon Go’ worse for offenders

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Pokémon Go is cracking down on players manipulating the game with third-party software, offenders claim. Instead of banning the players, though, developer Niantic is just making the game slightly worse for them.

Players who are caught using third-party software to find rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go are not seeing the same kind of Pokémon that regular players are seeing, Pokémon Go Hub reported earlier this week. Ironically, the players using third-party software say they’re only seeing boring, common Pokémon, no rare Pokémon.

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All the ways Trump’s budget screws over climate research

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Shots fired. 

President Donald Trump may be 6,000 miles away from Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, but that didn’t stop him from launching an all-out assault on climate science and related energy research. The weapon of choice? His fiscal year 2018 budget proposal.

The cuts are staggering in scope, and the consequences are already starting as federal employees and contractors — spooked by the figures out this week — begin job searching in earnest. 

SEE ALSO: Trump might pick a non-scientist to be USDA’s ‘chief scientist’

Every single agency that touches climate change research, from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to the Department of Energy, NASA, and especially the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), would see sharp reductions and eliminations of climate research programs. Read more…

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101 places to find amazing, royalty-free images for your business

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Regardless if you own an online business, are a freelancer or run a blog, high-quality images are an absolute necessary. The reason? They can generate more clicks and boost engagement on your social channels. This probably has to do with the fact the 90% of all information that is transmitted to the brain is visual, while visuals are processed 60,000 times more faster in the brain than text.

That’s all well and good. But, where exactly can you find these images without getting in any sort of copyright trouble?

Your best best is to search for royalty-free images online.

But, first, let’s go over some basic royalty-free terms. Read more…

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Watch this drone nearly crash into fans at a baseball game

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Someone lost control of their GoPro Karma drone as it flew over Petco Park in San Diego on Sunday in the middle of a game between the Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks. 

Some in the crowd watched as it zoomed close to the field. It then rose like an inflated balloon before it careened into a thankfully empty chair. 

Police found the operator outside the stadium, who reportedly said he lost control of the thing and felt awful. The FAA is looking into the situation, which makes sense—flying a drone at that height within three miles of a Major League Baseball stadium that seats at least 30,000 people is illegal while a game is ongoing. Petco Park seats more than 42,000. Drone operators who endanger property or other people can be fined up to $1,437. Read more…

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The real losers in Trump’s NASA budget are kids and the Earth

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We can’t all be winners in Trump’s America. 

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for NASA makes clear exactly who is likely to win and who to lose favor at the space agency in the coming years of his administration. 

Specifically, NASA’s Earth scientists and, yes, even kids interested in space will probably be the losers if Congress approves this version of the budget. 

SEE ALSO: The planet Donald Trump doesn’t want you to see

The NASA budget request calls for the cancellation of the space agency’s office of education, a relatively small piece of the agency devoted to getting kids and underrepresented groups involved in space science research and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). In recent years, the U.S. has lagged behind many other nations in STEM education. Read more…

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