Celebrating UK Black History Month: Learning Resources, a Read & Watch List, and Content Creation Tools — WordPress.com News (Trigger warning: contains spelling blunders)

October is Black History Month in the UK. We asked colleagues across WordPress.com for their recommendations for deeper learning and participation this month — and the rest of the year.

Celebrating UK Black History Month: Learning Resources, a Read & Watch List, and Content Creation Tools — WordPress.com News

Black people were the origin of the species. Thus black people are essentially all of us. Thus “Black History Month” kind of cancels itself out.

Also I do love how this claims to be “celebrating UK Black History Month”, and then misspells “organisations” with a Z.

Comments closed once everyone had got their virtue signalling in.

Gina Carano Begins Filming First Project Since ‘The Mandalorian’ – Deadline

https://deadline.com/2021/10/gina-carano-mandalorian-daily-wire-western-terror-on-prairie-mma-cowboy-cerrone-1234854785/#respond

Well, finally, aside from the usual black/white/left/right predictability a range of comments on this one!!

Personally I think the first 3 comments called it accurately.

Too many people screaming “YEAAAAHHH GINA GONNA SHOW DEM LIBTARDS AT LUCASFILM SHE DON’T NEED DISNEY!!!”. I am no film critic by any means but I’ve seen her acting, and not in The Mandalorian, and it isn’t great. It might not even be classed as “good”.

But sure, go ahead, by all means, and imagine to yourselves that whiney voiced, self congratulatory smug prick Ben Shapiro has any impact on the world, whatsoever.

Laura Tobin stuns in black dress as ITV Good Morning Britain fans stunned by her age – Birmingham Live

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/showbiz-tv/laura-tobin-stuns-black-dress-21819243

Her “true” age….? Was she giving people out a false one then..?

I was being rhetorical – the answer is no, she wasn’t. So stop writing fucking stupid articles like this one.

I looked up her age 2 years ago – found out she was 38. Big surprise, it all checks out. 🙄

Things didn’t quite go to plan with the Sony…..

One of the first things I aimed to do when I got the Sony was pick a Gallery app to use for my photos. Well that went fine, I found one.

Then I took a photo…..the Sony phone would not let me even VIEW my own picture unless I used Google Photos. What the FUCK. This is exactly why I installed a separate Gallery app (something you don’t need to worry about with ASUS Zenfones).

Then there came the low light ‘issue’. The issue being, when you don’t have much light, and you want to take a photo of something with the Zenfone, you just point it at the thing, and the Zenfone does the rest – suddenly what you’re looking at is bathed in light – the software doing its clever little thing. Now, I have no doubt at all that the Sony phone does take excellent low light photos – but what I DON’T want to have to do is faff around every single fucking time I want to see one to prove this! When I aimed my Xperia 1 III at an object in low light, nothing happened. The surroundings remained dark, and I could not see anything.

There was also a major flaw in Sony’s screen recording overlay for games. When I tried to record what you would assume to be the perfectly innocuous “Idle City Empire”, oh NO!! No you will NOT be recording that gameplay, Stephen – for “the creator has not permitted recording of this media” (or words very much to that effect if that’s not 100% word for word). So I was only going to be recording the audio. How about NO??!!?! Why even bother having a game recording overlay if it’s not going to do the main thing that everyone wants it to do – namely record a game?! For the record I tried to record that game again via the ASUS Game Genie and what do you know – not a hitch.

These 3 things combined, considering they are things I am going to be using all the damn time broke it for me. My Sony phone is up on eBay – currently sitting at £520 just 2 days after listing it. Making back what I estimate will be just over half is still going to hurt, but not quite as much as having to accept a paltry £456 from Cex (you thieving fuckers).

Anyway, the money I make, even after eBay’s stupid seller fees, should fund most of the chunk I need for the Zenfone 8. This phone is actually ‘just’ £529.99 on ASUS’ own site right now. But that’s for the 128gb variant. I have a strong feeling that 128gb will be nowhere NEAR enough to get all my games and photos on.

Of course, the biggest disappointment here is the fact that ASUS don’t have an SD card space. This makes very little sense to me when the phone IS a dual SIM phone. Why not make the tray a hybrid dual SIM like Sony do now? It makes even less sense when SD cards are something ASUS has always stood by since their very first Zenfone. They were the one you always knew was going to offer expandable memory – so much so that in reviews it barely even got a mention as their phone releases rolled on.

I’m just going to have to tighten my belt though and run a tighter ship, storage wise.

I also never, ever thought that I would miss the Zenfone alarms when I wake up! Sony no longer even have any option to fade it in, your wake-up call is just “BLAAAMMMM BLAAAAMMM” at full volume. Not subtle.

But one thing is for sure – after handling and using the Sony, which is MUCH less wide than the Zenfone 7 Pro, a reverse in sizing trends is definitely the way to go. Great though the Zenfone 7 Pro is, it’s headed towards mini TABLET proportions. And that is in no way practical. I’ll sure miss the audio on the Sony though. Fuck me I’ve never heard ANY phone like it. It somehow throws the sound around, so that in some cases some of the sound in what I was watching sounded like it was coming from about 30cm to the left of the phone. That is insane. I await to find out whether ASUS have improved the audio from the Zenfone 7 Pro. I know they improved it from the Zenfone 6 (for one the 100% elimination of hiss when you turn the volume right down).

My Sony has just clocked up £530 and there’s 5 days left to run.

Tattoo models look totally different without ink in extreme transformation snaps – Daily Star

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/real-life/tattoo-models-look-totally-different-25143588

Tattoos at fourteen..? Jesus that’s fucking grim.

I sympathise with the insecurities but jesus you still look like a crack whore covered in tattoos. Yes I’m aware you think it’s ‘art’. Why don’t you just do a painting? At best they look tacky as hell. And no one knows or gives a shit what they’re supposed to represent. And whilst now you’re saying “well they don’t care what YOU think Stephen cos it’s their body not yours!”, why then do they then take endless selfies and post them over social media for all the world to see.

Tesco credits use of rail freight for keeping shelves stocked in supply crisis | Tesco | The Guardian

https://amp.theguardian.com/business/2021/oct/06/tesco-profits-double-as-shelves-stay-stocked-despite-supply-chain-problems#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&aoh=16335496222479&csi=0&referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com

Oh but I thought “SUPERMARKET SHELVES EMPTY, COS BREXIT!!!!”

This news comes as a huge disappointment to The Guardian, as their determination to run this country into the ground knows no bounds.

The west sees China as a ‘threat’, not as a real place, with real people | China | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/oct/05/west-china-threat-real-place-domestic-agendas

Oh! Well many thanks for telling us what we all think there, Guardian! I’m sure you wouldn’t wish to be taken seriously as a newspaper or anything….

Captain Kirk: Bezos’ Blue Origin to send William Shatner into space – BBC News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-58792761.amp

William Shatner to be catapulted vaguely outside earth’s atmosphere for 20 minutes before going back down again.

Hmm you’re right it doesn’t quite have the same ring to it, eh….