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Michigan Drivers Shocked When Billboard Displays Porn For 20 Minutes

An electronic billboard near Auburn Hills, Michigan, aroused a lot of attention Saturday night after it started playing a porn video.

Police said they received numerous calls about the graphic images on the billboard, which is located on the I-75 and M-59 interchange, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Dr. Justin Kammo, one of the drivers who saw the sex-laden videos, told told WXYZ TV he nearly got into an accident because he couldn’t believe what he was seeing.

“I came across a billboard and it was something unusual. I saw two girls. Lesbian porn,” Kammo said.

Another driver, Chuck McMahon, told Detroit station Detroit station WDIV that he thought at first the video was an intentional ad for something like a strip club. Then he realized what it really was.

“I was just looking up at it and I was like, ‘Huh, oh, wow. That’s porn,’” McMahon said.

Auburn Hills Police Lt. Ryan Gagnon told the Free Press the explicit videos were on the screen for about 20 minutes.

Here’s a SFW video of what commuters saw on the road.

Although a sight like this could definitely lead to distracted driving, Gagnon told the Free Press there were no reports of accidents caused by drivers taking their eyes off the road to look at the bawdy billboard.

Police said they hope to release more information Monday on how the video got on the screen. They said it’s possible a hacker got into the billboard’s system.

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Half of all active iPhones have made the leap to iOS 13

A whole lot of iPhones are now on iOS 13
A whole lot of iPhones are now on iOS 13

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There may be a much wider choice of smartphones if you opt for Android, but one of the downsides is fragmentation and a lack of updates to the latest version of the mobile OS. Apple has no such problem with iPhones.

As 9To5Mac reports, it’s only been a month since iOS 13 became available and yet as Apple makes clear, 50 percent of all active iPhones are already running the new version. For iPhones released in the last four years the figure rises to 55 percent.

It’s a similar situation for the iPad and iPadOS, which was launched on Sept. 24. So far, 33 percent of all iPads already use the new mobile OS, with the figure rising to 41 percent for iPads released in the last four years. It’s key to remember that iPads used to run iOS, but now have their own separate operating system, which makes the iOS 13 adoption figures look even more impressive.

What this clearly shows is, if you maintain complete control over the devices being launched, it gets much easier to keep them all up-to-date, which has a positive impact on both the features and security they enjoy. For Android devices, it’s not up to Google to roll out updates to all devices, as there’s the small matter of the other phone manufacturers acting as a blocker to that. Google can only really control its own Pixel range updates, which ends up being a selling point.

iOS 13 didn’t launch without its problems, but Apple has ended up delivering a smooth, highly polished experience with a new look and privacy features. No wonder it’s being adopted so quickly by iPhone owners.

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End of the world: How Nostradamus ‘confession’ for final Armageddon was discovered 

Nostradamus was a French astrologer, physician and foreseer, who is best known for his book “Les Propheties”, a collection of 942 poetic quatrains allegedly predicting future events published more than 500 years ago. In the years since the publication of his prophecies, Nostradamus has attracted many supporters, who credit him with having accurately predicted several major world events. Among some of the popular claims for predictions include the Great Fire of London, the French Revolution, the rises of Napoleon, Adolf Hitler, and Donald Trump, both world wars, and the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

However, he may have predicted the end of the world, too.

The Science Channel’s “Nostradamus Decoded” claimed he made a reference to Armageddon in the preface of his famous text.

The narrator said in 2013: “Although he lived five centuries ago, Nostradamus claimed he could see well into the future.

“For all his vague language, those predictions point to the end of the world.

Nostradamus may have predicted the end of the world

Nostradamus may have predicted the end of the world (Image: GETTY)

His prophecies were written down 500 years ago

His prophecies were written down 500 years ago (Image: GETTY)

One of his rare, powerful predictions says the world is going to end almost 1,800 years from now

John Hogue

“The reference to the year 3797 is not coded in [the] quatrains, but is mentioned in the preface of his book of prophecies and its literal meaning is not a warning, but a confession.

“3797 could be a coded celestial reference considering Nostradamus’ frequent use of astrology and astronomy.”

Historian John Hogue went on to study more of the text and how this final doomsday might play out.

He said: “One of his rare, powerful predictions says the world is going to end almost 1,800 years from now when the Sun in a final conflagration devours the Earth, but Mars will continue its orbits in the year 3797.

“The volume of the Sun’s expansion is the same as Nostradamus’ description, except an astronomer would say it is happening many billions of years from now.

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John Hogue believes he predicted the end of the world

John Hogue believes he predicted the end of the world (Image: SCIENCE CHANNEL)

“In that same prophecy he goes on to describe how the races of man will be living in Aquarius for some period of time ‘and others will be living in Cancer’. 

“It seems to me he’s describing a post-destruction world and he’s describing the human race colonising worlds around the stars of Aquarius and Cancer.”

However, Douglas Kibbee, Professor of French history at the University of Illinois says there is a simple reason why this is not true.

He argued: “Nostradamus was giving his prophecies, he said they would be valid from the day that he wrote his preface, which was 1555, until the year 3797, he couldn’t see beyond that.

“That doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the world. 

He noted the 3797 date in the tect

He noted the 3797 date in the tect (Image: SCIENCE CHANNEL)

Douglas Kibbee

Douglas Kibbee says the claim is wrong (Image: SCIENCE CHANNEL)

“It just means that it was as far as he could see.”

Most academic sources reject the notion that Nostradamus had any genuine supernatural prophetic abilities and maintain that the associations made between world events and Nostradamus’s quatrains are the result of misinterpretations.

These academics argue that Nostradamus’s predictions are characteristically vague, meaning they could be applied to virtually anything, and are useless for determining whether their author had any real prophetic powers. 

They also point out that English translations of his quatrains are almost always of extremely poor quality, based on later manuscripts, produced by authors with little knowledge of 16th century French.

Some claim these translations are often deliberately mistranslated to make the prophecies fit whatever events the translator believed they were supposed to have predicted.

UFO sighting: NASA Mars rover spots ‘ancient black alien orb’ floating over Red Planet

“That is what NASA just did – the space agency’s probe just drove past it.”

This bizarre image reportedly first surfaced in 2015, but Waring maintains NASA, however, never acknowledged it.

Waring claims, without foundation, how the original source for the Mars photo “disappeared” from NASA’s Curiosity website.

“I had to find this today to give you a new source for the Mount Sharp image, which has the NASA reference PIA19397.

MH370 shock theory: Avionics chip malware ‘showed phantom cockpit controls’

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing on March 8, 2014, en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. The families of those on board have been denied closure as the real story as to what happened remains a mystery. However, experts have suggested it could have been machines, not people that were in charge of the plane in its final moments.

Risk Management consultant Dr Sally Leivesley spoke to Channel 5’s 2019 documentary ‘Flight MH370’ about this theory.

She explained that the plane’s computer network could have been accessed and compromised with “malware” so that the controls looked fine, but actually the plane was being taken off course.

Dr Leivesley said: “The core of this theory was that the plane was being managed by machines not people.”

She added: “You can have chips in the avionics that run the cockpit and those chips can have malware.

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“The controls look right, but underneath there is another system actually running the plane.”

In this way, the pilots could have been lulled into a false sense of security and not realised anything was amiss until it was too late.

In this scenario, a hijacker could have accessed the aircraft’s network via a mobile phone or USB connection in the flight entertainment system.

Aviation security expert Jim Termini said that while this “seems unlikely”, it is not impossible.

Dr Leivesley highlighted the fact that there was missing documentation for who had access to MH370 in the hours before take-off.

She suggested that it might have been possible for someone to sneak onto the plane while it was at Kuala Lumpur Airport to launch a cyber attack. 

She said: “We know from the Malaysian government reports there was a maintenance activity in February, but in the immediate period before the plane took off we don’t have that history.

“We need to know who had access to the plane.

“Was there an opportunity for someone to get on with a USB stick or in other ways to initiate a cyberattack on the plane so it would never reach its destination?”

If this theory is true, it could mean that many clues the official investigation pieced together to form their theory could be red herrings. 

If the malware sent off inaccurate data, for example, that would mean the ‘handshakes’ between MH370 and Inmarsat’s satellite 3F1 – which suggest the plane flew out over the Indian Ocean – may be false.

Aviation expert Jeff Wise has suggested that the hijacker may have laid out a “false trail of bread crumbs” for investigators.

Brie Larson Is ‘Changed’ After Becoming Part Of Surprise Comic-Con Engagement

Two fans turned their meet-and-greet with Brie Larson into a life-changing moment for themselves and the star last weekend.

John Chambrone and his boyfriend, Richard Owen, dropped by Ace Comic-Con in Chicago Oct. 12 in hopes of encountering Larson. 

Before Chambrone finally got some face time with the “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers: Endgame” actor, however, he planned to seize the opportunity to propose to Owen at the same time.

The event’s photographer captured the moment that Chambrone dropped to one knee in front of Owen and presented him with a ring ― and Larson’s stunned (and unforced) expression is priceless. 

Owen, of course, said yes.  

Brie Larson (center) was caught off-guard this weekend when fan John Chambrone (right) used his Comic-Con meet-and-greet



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Brie Larson (center) was caught off-guard this weekend when fan John Chambrone (right) used his Comic-Con meet-and-greet with the “Captain Marvel” star to propose to his boyfriend, Richard Owen. 

Calling it “the most epic moment of my life,” Chambrone said the proposal “could not have gone better” in a Facebook post after the event. 

“We are both so happy that we have been crying on and off all night,” he wrote

“I never in my life thought I would be this much in love with anyone, let alone want to marry them, but he truly is an amazing guy who shows me daily how much he loves me and I am crazy about him, too.” 

Larson, who stars alongside Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx in December’s “Just Mercy,” was clearly moved by the experience, too.

On Sunday, she sent Chambrone and Owen her well wishes on Twitter. 

Later, Chambrone expressed his gratitude to Larson in an open letter he shared on Facebook. The proposal held a deeply personal significance, he said, as his first date with Owen was a screening of “Captain Marvel.”  

“Ever since I was a kid, Carol Danvers has been my favorite character in the comics,” he wrote. “I met Richard earlier this year and once our eyes locked for the first time, we both knew we found our soulmates … The movie meant a lot to us and I was so glad that he now shares my passion for the greatest superhero in all the known universes.”

“Thank you again for your incredible performance of my favorite hero,” he added. “Meeting you today, and being able to profess my love and commitment to my boyfriend in front of you truly meant the world to me, and to us!”