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Stephen King doesn’t know why you’re so obsessed with the child orgy in It

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Stephen King’s massive 1986 novel It is 1,200 pages of child gang activity, child murder, child attempted-murder, and about 10 pages of a child orgy. He doesn’t really understand why you’re so hung up on the last part, though.

In a 2013 forum post, a fan shared an unsourced statement from King which read, in part:

“I wasn’t really thinking of the sexual aspect of it... The sexual act connected childhood and adulthood. It’s another version of the glass tunnel that connects the children’s library and the adult library. Times have changed since I wrote that scene and there is now more sensitivity to those issues.”

This weekend, Vulture got in touch with King to see if that statement actually came from him, and to ask if he would like to...

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mellangatang
8 days ago
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Because it's a book about killing people, primarily kids. If a porno had a scene with a clown killing children, we'd talk about that, too.

And it's a train, not an orgy.

Leaked iPhone 8 firmware reveals animated emoji, Face ID, and updated AirPods

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Apple’s big September event doesn’t start until Tuesday, but leaks are giving us a good idea of what’s going to be announced. While we’ve already seen a lot about the iPhone 8 thanks to various HomePod firmware leaks, a newly leaked final build of iOS 11 contains even more about the unannounced iPhone. 9to5Mac reports that the iPhone 8 (or whatever Apple calls it) will include a “Face ID” unlock that will likely replace Touch ID.

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Face ID is referenced in Apple’s firmware, and it appears to be the official name for the new way to unlock the iPhone 8 with just your face. A leaked setup animation shows that iPhone 8 owners will have to move their face around for the front-facing cameras to scan it and use it for unlocking the phone...

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mellangatang
12 days ago
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"A leaked setup animation shows that iPhone 8 owners will have to move their face around for the front-facing cameras to scan it and use it for unlocking the phone automatically."

That sounds really stupid. I can't imagine holding my phone in front of my face and moving my head around to unlock it.
dws
12 days ago
I read it as just a setup thing, kind like you have to scan your fingerprint a bunch of times to set up Touch ID

These 3D-printed Switch adapters allow one-handed gamers to play Zelda

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The versatility of the Nintendo Switch and its Joy-Con controllers is one of the console’s greatest strengths. An engineer named Julio Vazquez has taken that idea even further to create a 3D-printed Joy-Con adapter that lets disabled gamers play with only one hand. The creation was first spotted by Eurogamer.

Vazquez developed the adapters for his friend Rami Wehbe, who lost the ability to control his right hand in a cerebrovascular accident, but still wanted to be able to play The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Vazquez ended up with two designs for the Joy-Con controllers. One resembles Nintendo’s Joy-Con grip, but it pushes the controller halves together to make it easy to reach across to the other side. It also adds two...

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mellangatang
36 days ago
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That looks awfully uncomfortable.
jayisgames
35 days ago
Try living without the use of a hand.

Nintendo Controller Poster

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Have you been a fan of Nintendo since the beginning? Are you a video game collector? If so, you’ll love this poster. It’s printed on 100lb high quality paper and hand made to order. If you want to liven up your office or game room, this should do the trick.

Get it on Amazon for $24.99

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mellangatang
62 days ago
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Where's the original controller?

Chicago’s new Apple store has a giant MacBook for a roof

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Construction is underway at the new Apple store in downtown Chicago, and today, as reported by DNA Chicago, a new design element was added — a giant Apple logo. A construction crew laid out the logo on the store’s silver, rectangular roof, making it look like a giant MacBook. It stayed for less than an hour before crews rolled up the logo and removed it.

Designed by London-based Foster+Partners, the store is a relocation of Apple’s original Chicago flagship and is a 20,000-square-foot space which, upon completion, will have all-glass walls and a thin, carbon fiber roof... that looks like a MacBook.

The first renderings were originally unveiled in 2015, and touted the project’s “echo” to Prairie Style homes. As the Chicago Tribune...

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mellangatang
90 days ago
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Umm... this might be the moment Apple has jumped the shark.

Amazon granted a patent that prevents in-store shoppers from online price checking

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Amazon’s long been a go-to for people to online price compare while shopping at brick-and-mortars. Now, a new patent granted to the company could prevent people from doing just that inside Amazon’s own stores.

The patent, titled “Physical Store Online Shopping Control,” details a mechanism where a retailer can intercept network requests like URLs and search terms that happen on its in-store Wi-Fi, then act upon them in various ways.

The document details in great length how a retailer like Amazon would use this information to its benefit. If, for example, the retailer sees you’re trying to access a competitor’s website to price check an item, it could compare the requested content to what’s offered in-store and then send price comparison...

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mellangatang
97 days ago
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Fuck you, Bezos.
Talez
97 days ago
It's a defensive patent. If any retailer tries to stop people from checking prices on Amazon on the in-store Wifi they can sue them on behalf of the customers.
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