Genius Best Buy employee explains the difference between having ‘the juice’ and ‘the sauce’

You probably didn’t expect Best Buy to be the place where some of the deepest philosophical conversations of our time were occurring, but now we have video evidence.

Twitter user LukeG2017 uploaded this clip on Tuesday discussing a question that you didn’t know you needed the answer to with his coworker Gino_Russ.

Rappers brag all the time about how they got the sauce and often how about how they have the juice as well, but really what’s the difference?

According to Gino_Russ, the answer lies in the expiration date.

“Juice is temporary”, Gino_Russ explains. He says that anyone can obtain the juice by getting a flashy car, but it’s not going to last. However, “the sauce is forever.”

Gino_Russ supports his case by juxtaposing two well-known food products.

“You buy you a Simply Lemonade. How long does that last in your fridge? A couple of days maybe.” That’s just what the juice is.

“How long does barbecue sauce last in your fridge? Awhile. That’s the sauce”, the man asserts. “It sticks around.”

Keep in mind, he is not the first to describe the importance of having sauce.

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Still his clear explanation has proven to be both educational and enlightening to many.

Now, you must know if you’re someone that has the juice or the sauce. If you do have the sauce, just don’t get lost in it.

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NASA announcement after ‘Anonymous’ claims space agency is about to CONFIRM aliens exist

The official comments, however, will upset alien chasers who had hoped there had been a real disclosure made by the hactivists.

Laurie Cantillo, NASA Lead Communications Specialist, said in a statement to Fox News: “While we’re excited about the latest findings from NASA’s Kepler space observatory, there’s no pending announcement regarding extraterrestrial life. 

“For years NASA has expressed interest in searching for signs of life beyond Earth. 

“We have a number of science missions that are moving forward with the goal of seeking signs of past and present life on Mars and ocean worlds in the outer solar system. 

“While we do not yet have answers, we will continue to work to address the fundamental question, ‘are we alone?’”

It was reported yesterday that Anonymous had announced: “NASA says aliens are coming!”

The emergence of the video made headlines across the globe yesterday.

However, worse still, the video was a hoax, and not even a genuine Anonymous video.

The video was made by YouTube channel Anonymous Global, which has made itself look like the YouTube account of the genuine hactivist group, famed for its hacks on official authorities, and its Million Mask Marches across the globe.

Anonymous has previously said there are many other people claiming to be part of the group who are not.

The video based its assertion on a recent meeting of the US Science Space and Technology Committee.

It was there that Professor Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for the Science Mission Directorate, said the world was “on the verge of making one of the most profound, unprecedented, discoveries in history”.

But Mr Zurbuchen’s genuine remarks had been publicly made and previously reported.

He was referring to the space agency’s expectations of finding simple microorganisms of alien life somewhere in the solar system over the next few decades.

Artful Todger? Crook’s mummified 7 inch penis (worth £100K) goes on display at UK museum

The erect member was taken from a hanged English crook who became aroused as he swung from the gibbet during an 18th century hanging.

Now the Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art & Natural History, in Hackney, London, has added the penis to its unusual collection of exhibits.

Bizarrely erections are common among those sentenced to the hangman’s noose as a result of lack of oxygen to the brain.

The ‘death erection’ mirrors the dangerous sexual practice of restricting oxygen to the brain for greater  sexual arousal, known as erotic asphyxiation.

But science has also suggested a death erection – technically called a priapism – can occur post mortem, and is attributed to pressure on the cerebellum at the base of the brain created by the noose.

Viktor Wynd, the museum’s curator said: “It was removed from an 18th century Englishman who was hanged. 

“When people were hanged they’d nearly always get erections and nearly always release their seed.

“I think quite a few were made but this is the only one I’ve heard of. It’s been around in different private collections and Oscar Wilde was an admirer.”

Mr Wynd said the artefact would cost more than £100,000 ($128,000) to buy. 

Shocking as it may be the exhibit is unlikely to trouble  visitors to the oddball museum. The attraction is not for the easily-offended and visitors will already have been treated to ancient Chinese sex toys, numerous mummified animals, the skull of a cyclops and a jar of the late singer Amy Winehouse’s poo.

Mr Wynd added: “The penis belonged to an 18th Century Englishman, and little more is known.

“Asphyxiation frequently leads to erection and ejaculation. Hanged men would frequently ejaculate.” 

He explained how mummified body parts are supposed to have “magical properties” in some ancient cultures.

He said: “Body parts were frequent prerequisites of executioners and many different parts were supposed to have magical properties.

“For example, there is something called the ‘Hands of Glory’ – which is the mummified hands of hanged men which were believed to be extremely powerful.” 

For a number of years, the fossilised penis was in a private collection before ending up at the museum.

Mr Wynd used money from a crowdfunding campaign to buy a Peruvian mummy, having fallen short of the original target.

It was unveiled yesterday this week and will remain on display for the next year.

Here Are The Best iPhone Photos Of 2017

Entrants compete not just for the prestigious titles, certificates, and mentions, but also for gold and palladium bars “from the most recognizable private gold mint in the world.” 

This year’s Grand Prize Winner of Photographer of the Year was Sebastiano Tomada from Brooklyn, New York for his photograph, “Children of Qayyarah”, taken on his iPhone 6s.

“Children roam the streets in Qayyarah near the fire and smoke billowing from oil wells, set ablaze by ISIS militants,” the photo’s caption reads.

First Place for Photographer of the Year went to Cork, Ireland’s Brendan O Se for his photo, “Dock Worker”, of a dockworker in Jakarta, also taken with a 6s:

Second Place for Photographer of the Year went to Singapore’s Yeow-Kwang Yeo for “The Performer”, an image of a street opera performer taking a break, taken with a 6 Plus:

Third Place went to Kuanglong Zhang in Shenzhen, China for the iPhone 7 photo, “The City Palace”, an image of a staff member taking in the view from Udaipur’s City Palace:

In addition to the competition for best photographer overall, the categories one can enter include (but are not limited to) the following: Abstract, Animals, Architecture, Children, Floral, Landscape, Lifestyle, Nature, News/Events, Panorama, People, Portrait, Series (3 images), Still Life, Sunset, Travel, Trees, Other. If you’re feeling inspired, you can check out the 2018 rules here.

We’ve included the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners’ photographs for Lifestyle, Panorama, The America I Know, and News/Events below for your enjoyment:

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Maria K. Pianu. Pordenone, Italy. 3rd Place – The America I Know.

“When in NY area, I like to take an out of season walk in Coney Island. This photo was taken during an Indian summer windy day, breathing the Ocean breeze and getting inspired by Coney Island decadent and old-school Brooklyn atmosphere.”

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Samuel Nacar. Albacete, Spain. 1st Place – News/Events.

The nomads of Europe
“Monday 24th of October started the eviction of the biggest migrant camp in Europe named The Jungle, located in northern France only 5 kilometers away from the city of Calais. On Wednesday 26th of October the camp was set on fire and thousands of migrants had to leave, some of them were relocated while others were not. In this photograph you can see thousands of migrants being evicted from the camp due to the many fires.”

You can see all of the iPhone Photography Awards winners here.

Mysterious Frankenstein-like R2-D2 sells for $2.6 million

As C-3PO might say: R2-D2, what are you? What are you?

A mystery seller just auctioned off a version of the famous Star Wars droid — one that was assembled, Frankenstein’s monster-like, from parts used in separate Artoos in five separate George Lucas-made movies — to an anonymous buyer for $2.6 million. 

That’s $1.6 million more than the starting price, and $600,000 more than the expected maximum. 

But questions about the legitimacy of this particular droid have been raised by members of the international R2 Builders Club, the organization of droid lovers that Lucasfilm worked with to construct the Artoo unit seen in The Force Awakens. Several members claim that its dome matched the description of one that went missing from the set of Star Wars Episode I

The website that hosted the auction, Invaluable.com, and the California-based seller Profiles in History, were unable to answer questions from Mashable about the origins of the droid, citing the seller’s privacy. The auction description says this Artoo is currently in the UK, where all Star Wars films including Episode I were made. 

“This R2-D2 offering represents the pinnacle of the Star Wars collecting universe,” reads the mystery seller’s description. It “was put together over many years by sourcing original components and assembling them as a complete R2-D2 … given the ad hoc nature of production practices, any ‘complete’ existing R2-D2 units from the first trilogy (in studio hands) would be a compilation very similar to this R2-D2 unit offered here.”

Multiple sources within the R2 Builders Club confirmed that the parts seemed authentic, but also said they recalled the dome being offered for sale on the Yahoo forum the club formerly used. When the seller was told that a well-known Lucasfilm veteran was a member of the forum, they disappeared, the builders said. 

The underworld of Star Wars prop collectors is not always the most salubrious place, as we learned earlier this month when the owner of the world’s largest Star Wars collection shared the heartbreaking tale of a former friend and R2 Builder’s Club member who had stolen items worth $200,000. (That owner, Steve Sansweet, confirmed to Mashable that the mystery Artoo unit was not connected to his collection and that he would not be bidding.)  

There were other items in the Profiles in History auction — most notably the “hero” lightsaber used by Luke Skywalker in both Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back (in fictional terms, this is the same lightsaber Rey hands back to Luke at the end of The Force Awakens). The lightsaber sold for $450,000, some $200,000 more than expected. 

The original owner of that particular prop was not anonymous, however. It was Gary Kurtz, producer of the first two Star Wars movies, who provided a letter of authenticity. 

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This laptop sleeve says it can charge your computer, phone, and tablet at the same time

One of the most stressful parts of leaving home is wondering if your laptop and smartphone will die when you need them most. 

LAER, a Bluetooth-enabled laptop sleeve currently raising money on Indiegogo, thinks it’s the solution to that problem. 

The premise of the product is pretty simple — it claims it can charge your laptop (PC or Mac), smartphone, and tablet all at the same time. This way, you don’t have to bring all of your chargers with you and attempt to find a plug wherever you’re at. And it simplifies the need for multiple portable chargers for those of us with a lot of devices. 

The group behind the Indiegogo campaign, London-based ARROE, says it will also release an app to let you track how how much of LAER’s battery is left and where the device itself is actually located. 

LAER (pronounced “layer”) will include DC charging for PC and Mac computers, USB-C charging, USB Quick Charge, and QI wireless charging.

If it works as advertised, the sleeve would let you charge at least three personal devices at the same time. You could keep adding more after that, but ARROE says the battery would drain more quickly. 

The Quick Charge option would let you charge your device from 0 percent to 50 percent in just half an hour, ARROE claimed.

LAER would also let you swap out batteries, giving you the power to decide how much weight you want to carry around depending on how much power you’ll be needing. You can choose either the 5,000 mAh battery or go all out with the 20,000 mAh battery for big work days. The batteries will be designed to last for about two years before needing a replacement.

The featured early bird deal will set interested buyers up with the LAER sleeve and a 5,000 mAh battery for $100. If everything goes according to plan, the product is expected to ship to backers by March of 2018. 

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‘The iPhone will fail’ and other hot takes on the original iPhone

One of the reasons I hate it when people “call bullshit” on technology that still hasn’t played itself out in the market yet (cough, VR, cough), is that it’s just too easy. 

Most new products fail. So when journalists “boldly” say that something sucks, is stupid, or won’t work with consumers (before most have even touched it), it’s usually not insightful courage, it’s just a simple thing called “playing the odds.”

Which brings us to the debut of the iPhone in 2007. 

Oh, yessss… How sweet it is to look back upon the doubters. No, I didn’t write a review at the time, but I was an early iPhone believer. And unlike the four establishment techies who were afforded early access to the device for review, my opinion of the iPhone was primarily informed by Steve Jobs’ stagecraft during the initial reveal of the device months before its release. 

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Of course, the would-be cool kids had their own opinions about the iPhone. So for the 10-year anniversary of the massively successfully and culture-changing device, we’ve decided to recount a few of the choice negative takes on the iPhone in the days and weeks preceding its June 29, 2007 debut in the U.S. 

Up until then, Apple’s primary focus had been desktop and mobile computers, the iPod, and assorted software. The idea that Apple could somehow tackle the famously challenging mobile market was, in the eyes of some, Apple being arrogant, again. 

Thankfully, the internet has a great memory, and at least a few of the websites that published scathing takes on the still unproven iPhone have had the courage to leave those horribly wrong screeds online. 

“The iPhone will be a major disappointment.” That was the sage wisdom from Advertising Age just days before its release. The story, titled “Why the iPhone Will Fail,” argued that the single-use (music) success of the iPod wouldn’t be mirrored by the iPhone because it’s a multi-function “convergence” device. 

“Convergence devices, for the most part, have been spectacular failures,” the piece argued. But the only spectacular failure here was the decision to compare hybrid devices of the past to the next natural evolution of Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) and mobile phones. 

Similarly, some of the same financial news sites that now regularly trumpet Apple earnings were predicting doom for Jobs’ latest “insanely great” product. 

“The iPhone isn’t the future. It isn’t a revolutionary mobile device ushering in a new era.”

“The iPhone isn’t the future. It isn’t a revolutionary mobile device ushering in a new era,” was the word from TheStreet.com on the day of the iPhone’s first on sale date. Chief among the reasons the site believed the iPhone wouldn’t succeed? The fact that, at the time, the iPhone was only available on one wireless carrier in the U.S., AT&T. 

It wasn’t an outrageous claim, as many at the time wondered about the feasibility of forcing users onto one carrier to use the device. That exclusivity in the U.S. ended a few years later, in 2011, when Apple delivered the iPhone 4 on Verizon. But it turned out that early adopters needed to make the iPhone a hit were (often grudgingly) tolerant of AT&T’s sometimes spotty service, paving the way for additional iPhone users in subsequent years. 

Dow Jones’ MarketWatch was just as doubtful: “There is no likelihood that Apple can be successful in a business this competitive,” the site chirped, just one month prior to the iPhone’s release. “These phones go in and out of style so fast that unless Apple has half a dozen variants in the pipeline, its phone, even if immediately successful, will be passé within 3 months.”

Even the tech industry continued to lob skepticism at the iPhone in the days leading up to its release. “We Predict the iPhone Will Bomb,” read the headline on TechCrunch. What followed was a laundry list of flaws that would presumably sink the device, including poor battery life, the virtual keyboard, and cracked screens, among other deficiencies. 

Those dark warnings were echoed even in the general media, with The Guardian telling its readers that the iPhone would “struggle to break into the mainstream because of a lack of a 3G connection.” Additionally, the site hit the same refrain as Advertising Age, citing studies that claimed users don’t want “convergence” devices. 

Aside from a general bent toward the pessimistic, what all these prognostications had in common was a major flawed assumption: that the mobile phone and PDA handsets and platforms were fine as they were, and not ripe for disruption. 

The other thing, which is something critics consistently ignored with the Jobs-run Apple, is the public’s appreciation for taste. The iPhone wasn’t just another mobile handset, it was the result of a consistent focus on design aesthetics, something the mobile industry was in sore need of at the time. Beyond world-beating sales, the best proof of the iPhone’s success is how many imitators it gave rise to in the years following its debut.

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HAVE WE ALREADY LANDED? Google Mars shows fully-fledged colony on Red Planet

Google Mars is a website like Google Earth, but users can zoom in on satellite imagery of the Martian surface.

If certain coordinates are used it shows an artificial colony of white buildings powered by solar panels.

Users can even zoom inside the buildings, showing it is a genuine artificially-built complex.

But there’s little chance of an imminent alien attack as the images are fake and were uploaded to Google Mars, by Google for an April Fools Day joke this year.

The internet giant released a fictitious story at the time to say it had set up a storage facility on Mars. 

However, a series of conspiracy theory videos have emerged on YouTube, questioning if the complex could actually exist.

Some questioned if the April Fools story was actually a double bluff to convince people the actual existence of the facility was a joke.

Conspiracy theory website Disclose.tv ran an article entitled “What? Human Martian Facilities Exposed by Google Mars.”

It said: “These buildings that rely on solar panels, continuous power, and radio parabolic antenna. 

“There are also images of the interior of these images, which makes us think that this is a joke by NASA. 

“Google/NASA making fun of us or what? 

“What does it mean to manipulate images of a scientific ecosystem? 

“Do you want to make fun of people? Are you going to bury the truth in 1,000 lies? 

“Typical psyop to hide the truth? 

“Concerned about better and better amateur astronomer’s equipment?

“For many years the theorists of the ancient astronauts suspect that some governments are already living on Martian soil, others even claim that most of the photos are all prepared to be displayed in a way that does not raise suspicion of what is really happening on the planet.”

However, Close Encounters UFO’s video released this week about the images appeared more grounded.

It pointed out the pictures had emerged as part of a clear April Fools joke by Google.

The original joke release from Google was published on March 31, under the heading “Google Cloud Platform expands to Mars.”

It said: “Amidst our growing list of new regions, today we’re pleased to announce our expansion to Mars. 

“In addition to supporting some of the most demanding disaster recovery and data sovereignty needs of our Earth-based customers, we’re looking to the future cloud infrastructure needed for the exploration and ultimate colonisation of the Red Planet.

“Our first interplanetary data centre—affectionately nicknamed “Ziggy Stardust”—will open in 2018. 

“Our Mars exploration started as a 20 per cent project with the Google Planets team, which mapped Mars and other bodies in space and found a suitable location in Gale Crater, near the landing site of NASA’s Curiosity rover.

“But why stop at Mars? 

“The Google Planets team is already hard at work mapping the rest of our solar system for future data centre locations.”

IT’S COMING: Shock claim that we are on the brink of being told aliens have visited Earth

The Paradigm Research Group (PRG), which campaigns to bring an end to an alleged “truth embargo” to keep the truth from the globe, believes there will soon be no going back for government insiders.

Steve Bassett, executive director of the group is the only registered lobbyist in the US on the issue of alien disclosure.

He is convinced that the shocking secret has been withheld amid fears of the impact it would have on religion and the rule of law since a flying saucer allegedly crashed in the New Mexico desert outside Roswell in 1947.

Mr Bassett is now seeking $50,000 to help fund the campaign to pressurise the White House to roll over and say “yes, we’ve deceived you for the last 70 years.”

He has launched an End The Truth Embargo fundraising page on gofundme.com.

Mr Bassett says on the page: “This funding effort is in service to every citizen of every nation now convinced the world should not wait one more day for confirmation we are not alone is this universe. 

“For 70 years this truth has been embargoed by your government. 

“After 20 years of engagement of the issue, I know this embargo can end soon with your help.” 

He says the money will be used to set up a permanent office in Washington DC for PRG to “keep the pressure on the media to engage the politics of disclosure throughout 2017.”

Mr Bassett said the cash would also all PRG to: “Seek professional speaker representation, make contact with officials in European countries, develop video media for use in the disclosure advocacy movement, built up the Exopolitics World Network and United States Network, and consolidate, redesign and update PRG’s many websites and Facebook pages.”

PRG was bouyed on May 28 when during an interview on CBS 60 Minutes billionaire space engineer, Robert Bigelow, remarkably revealed he believed there is an “extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race.” 

Mr Bassett said: “He spoke truth to power. He stated unequivocally there is an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race. When asked if he was concerned what people might think of that statement, he replied, ‘I don’t give a damn.’ 

“PRG salutes Mr Bigelow and asks, ‘Who will join him?’

“This funding campaign will ensure PRG can adjust to new strategies to ultimately bring the White House and the Pentagon to the table to work out the necessary understanding allowing disclosure.”

The funding campaign is being conducted in conjunction with Coast to Coast AM with George Noory – described as “the most listened to late night talk program in America.” Coast to Coast AM has for the past 25 years provided a platform for researchers, activists, “alien contactees”, and other UFO witnesses.

So far Mr Bassett has been pledged $6,123 of his target.

It comes after fellow disclosure activist Dr Steven Greer claimed US intelligence moles were trying to break open the truth but were concerned about what will happen to them.

However, sceptics argue that Mr Bassett and Dr Greer are simply conspiracy theorists, who have got it wrong, and no aliens have ever visited Earth.

Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse-Tyson has dismissed the whole UFO/alien truth seeker community as having no credible evidence.

People like Mr DeGrasse-Tyson believe anyone who donated to the fund would be wasting their cash, as there is simply nothing to disclose as no aliens have ever been here.

Watch A Guy Eat 50 Doughnuts And Get That Glazed Look

Perhaps some of you have had bad days and hit the Entenmann’s pretty hard.

Let eating champ Matt Stonie ease your guilt by consuming an amount of doughnuts that’s so absurd, you’ll never feel bad about your junk-food binges again.

Watch Stonie down 50 doughnuts in short order. That’s right ― 50. Stonie eventually put the calorie count at around 12,000. There isn’t enough coffee in Brazil to sip with that.

He completed the stunt in 10 minutes 45.01 seconds ― about the time it takes an entire police station to devour that many doughnuts. 

Even though he lost his Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating title last summer, it’s good to see Megatoad can still wow us with his appetite.

If you want skip the pre-gorge buildup and endorsement, skip to the 2:50 mark.