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Injured Zombie Waitress Tutorial

FEPXB1EIUOHYYR1.SMALL.jpgIn this tutorial I show you how to achieve this Zombie Makeup, and I also show you how to create a wound using nothing but a non toxic glue stick! The best part is you can Zombify anything, so it’s a perfect last minute tutorial!Please Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more videos. 🙂
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Invisible Universe Explores Connection Between Marginalized Voices and Real-World Oppression in Speculative Fiction

TMS’ Charline Jao reported on the crowdfund for an awesome-looking documentary called Invisible Universe: A History of Blackness in Speculative Fiction by filmmaker M. Asli Dukan. Now, the doc is finally almost ready for viewing eyes! In celebration, Dukan has released its first trailer, which you can see above.

The documentary seems to include some amazing interviews with black SFF luminaries like Octavia Butler, N.K. Jemisin, and Sheree Renee Thomas, but what’s really interesting about the film are the connections that it seeks to make between speculative fiction by black writers and the current conditions of and advocacy for black lives. Dukan makes that very point about the entire history of blackness in speculative fiction, saying that “struggle and speculation historically [go] hand in hand.”

This documentary seems fascinating! I can’t wait until it’s available for screening. If you wanna keep up with the film, check out its official website.

(via Shadow and Act, image via screencap)

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Where Is the Nintendo Switch’s Big Selling Point? – Aside from Nintendo’s software.

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Late last week, while the world was still reeling from the third U.S. presidential debate of this all-consuming election cycle, Nintendo quietly revealed the Switch, formerly codenamed the “NX.” The brief trailer for the company’s next console didn’t reveal much in the way of specific information—maybe even less than we thought—but instead opted to show the portable/console concept in action. That alone was a lot to take in, but it left out something important: The console’s selling point.

With the Wii, the must-have feature was clear, at least after Tokyo Game Show 2005, where Nintendo showed off the Wii Remote for the first time. The Wii had something—in the form of motion control—that no one else was really doing, and it was immediately clear what made it unique, even if anyone doubted its eventual, overwhelming success. The Wii U, on the other hand, was a little less clear. It had two screens, but the 3DS already had that, and the possibilities of asymmetrical multiplayer were a bit hard to explain, not to mention something you could already theoretically do with online play.

Now, the Switch sits in a similar position to the Wii U, though it’s thankfully unaffected by the naming scheme that led to plenty of consumers not knowing the Wii U was anything more than an expensive Wii peripheral. Still, those less-informed consumers could be a problem for Nintendo. Most of the response to the Switch reveal was positive, but the way Nintendo revealed it was specifically geared towards their longtime fans and gaming enthusiasts. Others have surely seen it by now, but even if it piqued their curiosity, that doesn’t necessarily translate into sales.

So what did the reveal trailer offer them? Effectively, it looked like an iPad with controllers on the sides to most people—in fact, there was already a gaming tablet that looked just like it in China. That’s not great news when a lot of people already own a similar device, and the Switch is unlikely to match up to the features of full-fledged mobile devices. Notably, no touchscreen capability or motion control was shown in the trailer—or anything else you’d expect from a modern mobile device. However, Nintendo could be hiding some compelling features up their sleeves, so keep in mind that we’re only talking about what they’ve shown so far.

But what they’ve shown so far isn’t quite the portable/console hybrid that we’ve all be theorizing about for months, which is not entirely Nintendo’s fault, since that was really the media’s term. In reality, the Switch is simply a high-end portable game machine. Sure, you can bring it home and plug it into your TV if you choose, and it’s a nice touch that the controllers slide off and even work individually for multiplayer, but it’s a portable system. The docking station doesn’t enhance any of the system’s capabilities (aside from maybe providing USB ports for for the GameCube controller adapter); it just allows for charging and video output to a TV.

For all of Nintendo’s insistence on going in a different direction from Sony and Microsoft, the Switch isn’t exactly striking out on its own. It’s a powerful portable system from Nintendo, where all their critically acclaimed first party games will be found for the next few years, and that should be enough for it to get by, but it seems more like Nintendo conceding the home console space to Sony and Microsoft than anything else. That’s fine, considering their dominance in the portable gaming arena, but the pressure from tablets and phones is continually mounting.

On the other hand, that selling point could be still to come, although the reveal trailer already felt a little late with the March 2017 release window looming. What could it be? GPS and compass functionality (along with gyroscope and touchscreen) aren’t out of the question according to patents, though it’s a little strange that Nintendo would hold off such big features in their reveal—not to mention that motion and touch control are basics at this point. There’s also the possibility that camera- and projection-based gameplay technology is included, but that also seems unlikely, though not impossible, to have been left out of the reveal.

The possibility that seems most likely is different controller attachments customized for different games, but even that seems like more of a gimmick than a must-have gaming innovation. It may seem unfair to put that expectation on every new Nintendo system, but they’re the ones who have repeatedly talked a big game about doing something different as opposed to directly competing at exactly what their competition is doing. That was very true of the Wii, but the Switch doesn’t seem to do anything considerably different—even if it does what it winds up doing better and with Nintendo software—than a lot of devices already on the market, and it may lack features present on competing mobile devices.

None of this is to say that I won’t personally buy a Switch or that I think it won’t sell at least better than the Wii U. My 3DS gets a lot of play, so an HD Nintendo portable is right up my alley. However, that would still be true for me—and likely a lot of Nintendo fans—even without the TV compatibility and controller gimmicks, and it remains to be seen whether those features stand to meaningfully expand the system’s audience or end up as nothing more than a nice bonus for people who would’ve bought a Switch anyway.

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Making a Silicone Mold “zombi Head”

F9EXOQ4IUOHMSB8.SMALL.jpg Hi, my name is Ken and this is my first Instructable. Today I will be showing you how to make a silicone jacket mold. This is a silicone mold that will have a hard casing around it to help it keep it’s shape. our mold today will have a plaster jacket. A jacket mold is a little more time consuming…
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How to Change Guitar Strings on a Electric Guitar

FIXS7LDIUOHO4XU.SMALL.jpgThis is a simple step by step process that will show you how to change your electric guitar strings fast and correctly. By following this process your guitar will sound fresh, will maintain proper neck tension, and will be ready for performance. All you will need is… Guitar strings of choice Cl…
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Lumigon T3 premium smartphone boasts of special Scandinavian design

lumigon-t3Not all smartphones are created equal, although there are some models out there which do seem to look a whole lot more appealing than the others. The recently introduced iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are definitely beautiful devices in their own right, but does that mean that Apple has an exclusive claim to aesthetics in consumer electronics? Not quite, as Lumigon has proven with their T3 smartphone. The Lumigon T3 is a premium smartphone that boasts of a Scandinavian design that simply oozes with class.

Available in stores in Netherlands, Russia, Dubai and at airports around the world, it is certainly not the easiest handset to get hold of, although when you do, you would not be disappointed. The Lumigon T3 gets even more exclusive when you pick it up from Dubai in the form of the 24-karat gold edition, making this double up as a piece of jewellery.

What makes the Lumigon T3 smartphone so special? For starters, it will boast of minimalistic Scandinavian design with a durable steel exterior, while you also get to enjoy innovative features such as a night vision camera as well as the special BackTouch technology that has not debuted anywhere else. On the outside lies scratch and damage resistant glass, with both the front and back of the smartphone comprising of Corning Gorilla Glass. This helps make sure that the 4.8” HD Super AMOLED Diamond display will not end up spoiled by screen cracks.

Underneath the hood lies a speedy 2.2 GHz 64 bit 8-core processor, accompanied by 3GB of RAM with Android 6.0 Marshmallow in tow. There will be 128 GB of internal storage to help you get started right out of the box, with a dual SIM card slot to boot. At the back lies a 4K HD, while the front facing 2K HD camera will have an innovative FrontFlash for perfect selfies even when it is dark all around. The Lumigon T3 is not going to come cheap though, with an asking price of 645 Euros.

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9 Awesome Bluetooth Speakers For Every Budget

From $12 to $400, there’s something for everyone.

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Amazon Nano, for when you’re on an ultra-tight budget and every cent counts.

Amazon Nano, for when you're on an ultra-tight budget and every cent counts.

This speaker is about as cheap as it gets. No-frills would be the best word to describe it. The Nano lacks some simple features (like a play/pause button that speakers that cost $10 more would have), but if you’re looking for a speaker that is splash-proof, loud enough for a shower, and has a microphone for taking calls (for those steamy conversations)… look no further!

Get it on Amazon for $12 to $15.

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UE Roll 2, for those who just wants the safest all-around choice.

UE Roll 2, for those who just wants the safest all-around choice.

The UE Roll 2 is here because it is the most solid performer for the price. It’s IPX7 waterproof rating means it can be immersed in 1 meter of water for 30 minutes. You could comfortably leave it around a pool edge without any worry. It has a bungee cord on the back, so you can hang it on your shower rack, your bike, or on your backpack. It gets very loud for its small size and the battery is rated to last 5.5 hours. For $99, you would be hard pressed to find a speaker of the same value in this range.

Get it on Amazon for $99.

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