Reddit Scam

And this is why you don’t scam a security professional on Reddit

By on September 11, 2016 at 9:00 AM.

And this is why you don’t scam a security professional on Reddit

Trying to scam someone on the internet is always a bad idea, but if that someone turns out to be the head of a security research company, you’re in for a whole world of hurt.

Christian Haschek is an Austrian security researcher who was trying to sell $500 in US Apple gift cards on Reddit, since they’re a pain to use from overseas. He thought he had struck a deal with a buyer, but that buyer turned out to be less than honest.

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Reddit Chat Bot

Oh god, Elon Musk is training artificial intelligence using Reddit

By on August 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM.

Oh god, Elon Musk is training artificial intelligence using Reddit

Look, Reddit is great. I spend too much time on it. The cat pics are a good way to balance out the evil inherent in the internet. But as good as its communities can be, it’s an objectively terrible place to train a supercomputer. But that’s what Elon Musk, a car salesman who apparently wants to build the ultimate internet troll, is trying to do.

As MIT Technology Review reports, OpenAI, a Musk-backed non-profit working on machine learning, is training its new supercomputer about conversation using Reddit threads. When the robot apocalypse comes, our only warning will be in doge memes.

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Touch ID iPhone

A surprisingly long list of body parts will open a iPhone Touch ID sensor

By on July 28, 2016 at 12:25 PM.

A surprisingly long list of body parts will open a iPhone Touch ID sensor

What do your nose, the heel of your foot and left nipple all have in common? Well, according to this Reddit thread, they will all work on an Apple Touch ID sensor. The same can’t be said for right nipples, unfortunately.

Highly reputable Reddit source “A_Gigantic_Potato” published his “comprehensive” list of different body parts that will work with a Touch ID sensor. For a part that was only meant to recognise fingerprints, it turns out that the Touch ID sensor is surprisingly versatile.

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Reddit AMA Holocaust Survivor

92-year-old Holocaust survivor hosts heartbreaking Reddit AMA session

By on April 13, 2016 at 12:40 PM.

92-year-old Holocaust survivor hosts heartbreaking Reddit AMA session

Reddit’s Ask-Me-Anything (AMA) sessions can be very entertaining as a variety of people hold these digital meetings where they would answer questions from curious Reddit fellows. But Henry Flescher’s AMA is a heartbreaking one, detailing some of the cruelties of the second World War.

Flescher, a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor, hosted the Reddit AMA session in early April with the help of his grandson, who insisted that he share his Holocaust survival story with the world. More →

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Pixel C Review Google Reddit AMA

Google’s Reddit AMA for the new Pixel C couldn’t possibly have gone any worse

By on December 11, 2015 at 5:18 PM.

Google’s Reddit AMA for the new Pixel C couldn’t possibly have gone any worse

On Thursday, Google thought it would be a good idea to host a Reddit AMA (Ask-Me-Anything) session about the Pixel C. In case you don’t know what a Pixel C is, it’s Google’s response to the Microsoft Surface and the Apple iPad Pro. The Pixel C is an Android-based convertible tablet that received pretty bad reviews, which makes Google’s appearance on Reddit AMA even more surprising. As it turned out, Google found itself ambushed by fans who had some serious questions that remained unanswered. More →

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Imgur Funny Gifs

Photo sharing site Imgur is growing up

By on August 4, 2015 at 11:09 AM.

Photo sharing site Imgur is growing up

One way to go about building a company, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone once told me, is to start by creating something fun. If you do that, he said, more people are likely to flock to it – and if lots of people flock to it, it has the potential to be not just fun, but important.

Image hosting site Imgur is one example of a company that’s more or less following that same blueprint. It started out, of course, as a hub of memes, funny Gifs and cat pics, and it’s still that – but it’s also maturing as a company and content platform, in ways big and small. More →

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iPhone 6 Plus vs. Phablets

The one hilarious iPhone 6 challenge you absolutely have to solve today

By on April 1, 2015 at 12:37 PM.

The one hilarious iPhone 6 challenge you absolutely have to solve today

One curious Redditor is looking to find the answer to an important question regarding the entire mobile ecosystem and Apple’s influence on smartphone design, especially when it comes to devices from the competition.

“Has the iPhone 6 Plus started a revolution?” bmccoy1111 asked on Wednesday morning. More →

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Bill Gates Secret Santa Gift

Bill Gates gives a lucky person one of the best Secret Santa gifts ever

By on December 22, 2014 at 4:45 PM.

Bill Gates gives a lucky person one of the best Secret Santa gifts ever

Reddit has a massive Secret Santa gift exchange every year and one of its most high-profile participants is none other than Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. This year, Redditor calid7 was the lucky person to get Gates as her secret Santa and he sent her one of the greatest Secret Santa gifts we’ve ever seen: A full-size replica of the horned helmet worn by the evil god Loki in The Avengers and other Marvel films. More →

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