Knicks fans’ ‘weird tweets’ became too much for Brandon Jennings

Brandon Jennings wants Knicks fans to cool it on Twitter. The point guard recently went on a brief hiatus from social media after he became fed up with the influx of bizarre tweets. Jennings is usually prolific on Twitter, engaging with his fans on a variety of topics, from sneakers to rising rap artists. But he didn’t fire off a single tweet between Feb. 14 and Feb. 19, instead using his All-Star break to spend time with his children and unwind. “Just needed a break from it. Being a Knicks player, you get
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The Futile Liberal Quest for One Weird Trick to Stop Trump

Nobody knows what people really want better than the ones who make pop-up ads; they know it better than poets or psychoanalysts or priests of any religion. They need to be able to stir up your desire in an instant, to show you a brief vision of what you really want the most out of life, before instinct takes over and you close the window. And what you want, most of all, is one weird trick. Ideally, something discovered by a simple-hearted ordinary citizen just like you, who managed to stumble on this incredible technique for shedding belly fat fast,
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The weird, contentious tradition of Oscars gift bags, explained

For 88 years, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has been handing out gold statuettes to honor the best movies Hollywood has to offer. And since the early 2000s, the (rich, beautiful, talented) winners and losers alike have been going home with thousands of dollars’ worth of free goods. These gift bags are one of the awards show’s weirdest and most ostentatious traditions — 2016’s bags contained items worth $232,000, and even prompted the Academy to sue the company that distributes them. So what’s the deal with the bags? Here are five things to know, with bonus insight
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The vault that will save the world — The Daily Campus

Picture a little island halfway between Northern Norway and the North Pole. It’s icy, sleety, locked in a constant permafrost and inhospitable to most forms of life, with the exceptions of polar bears, Santa Claus and perhaps a Viking or two. You couldn’t grow a plant there if you tried. Despite this, nestled between snowdrifts and jutting out of a frozen hillside like the world’s biggest flash drive lies the entrance to a dormant cradle of plant life– one that could, if the apocalypse arises, be the saving grace of humanity. The Svalbard Seed Vault is the largest repository and
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play DOOM on a Porsche 911

It’s easier than you’d think There’s thunder and lightning flashing outside as I write this, which adds a nice bit of punctuation to the mad science that I’m writing about. I would have never believed it could be so easy, but apparently the onboard computer in the Porsche 911 is capable of running the 1993 classic, DOOM. YouTuber Vexal has posted a simple, three step hack that will allow anyone who drives a Porsche 911 to run id Software’s original first person shooter through the in-dash computer.  Amazingly, all that’s required is a physical copy of the game’s disc, a USB flash
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Expect Tesla earnings to be downright weird

(Tesla CEO Elon Musk will likely have some interesting things to say on the company’s earnings call on Wednesday.NTB Scanpix/Heiko Junge/via REUTERS) Tesla will report fourth-quarter 2016 earnings after the bell on Wednesday. For the record, Tesla posted a surprise profit for the third quarter. But that was then. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg expect the company to have lost almost $160 million for the quarter, or $1.04 per share on an adjusted basis. But Tesla could lose less than that and notch a beat. But the breakdown of earnings for the quarter is sort of beside the point. Tesla shares
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Trump Makes Weird, Tone-Deaf Speech at African-American Museum

President Donald Trump delivers remarks after touring the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on Feb. 21, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Trump was joined by Dr. Ben Carson and Alveda King. (Kevin Dietsch-Pool/Getty Images) I’m really reaching my threshold with this president. On Tuesday he visited the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and made a tone-deaf, rambling speech. While we’ve become used to his stream of consciousness attempts at public speaking, Trump’s ability to just flat out act as if he’s not the perpetrator of the most xenophobic administrations this country has ever
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