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'Halo Infinite': Fun to Play, But Newer Gamers Complain Its Rewards System Is Slow

"For Halo fans who only care about multiplayer, 'Halo Infinite' is a free-to-play game," writes the Washington Post. "But improbably, it's messing up the free-to-play part." [I]ts progression system has been widely criticized for being too slow. You can only advance...and earn rewards by completing specific objectives for a few hundred experience points. Nothing else counts toward your progress besides a morsel of experience points earned just by playing a match, win or lose. Many of these chal...
Tags: Washington Post, Halo, Tech


I'm pulled into the upper right hand corner of The Washington Post — so dangerous, so syrup-drenched.

Here's that corner (9 items): It's an omakase breakfast — omakase, not omicron — the selections entrusted to the illustrious mainstream newspaper. I will update this post, course by course. 1. "For Clarence Thomas, avowed critic of Roe v. Wade, Mississippi abortion case a moment long awaited" by Robert Barnes. There's oral argument in the big abortion case this Wednesday, and, we're told, Thomas receives "unprecedented deference" these days — because of all his new colleagues, who "think lik...
Tags: Mississippi, Supreme Court, Greece, Law, Washington Post, Commerce, Stephen Sondheim, Abortion, Thomas, Robert Barnes, Henry David Thoreau, Barnes, WaPo, Roe, Clarence Thomas, Thoreau


A hotel made out of shipping containers has opened in Colorado ahead of skiing season — and beds start at $50 a night

The Pad hotel and hostel in Silverthorne, Colorado.The Pad The Pad, a hotel and hostel in Colorado, has opened ahead of the winter skiing season. The Pad is made out of 18 shipping containers, a popular alternative to traditional construction. Its hostel bunks start at $50 a night, while suites start at $350 a night. Over the last year, the mass shipping container shortage has brought these modest metal boxes into the limelight. The Pad hotel and hostel in Silverthorne, Colorado.The Pad S...
Tags: Colorado, Washington Post, Trends, Jupiter, Travelers, Breckenridge, Vail Colorado, Copper Mountain, Silverthorne Colorado, Brittany Chang, Getty Images Amid, Hannah Towey, Loni Greff, Tangle Pools, Pad Shipping, Rick Clegg


Trump says top US general should be 'tried for treason' for intervening to prevent a war with China

U.S. President Donald Trump and Gen. Mark Milley.Mark Wilson/Getty Images Trump raged about Gen. Mark Milley and the journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa in a new statement. He accused Woodward and Costa of making up information in their blockbuster book, "Peril." He also said Milley should be tried for treason for calling his Chinese counterpart to avert a US-China war. Former President Donald Trump put out a statement on Friday saying that Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the joint ch...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, Nsa, China, US, Trends, United States, Cia, Donald Trump, Costa, Trump, Li, Richard Nixon


Thanksgiving Day on the National Mall

Suddenly there’s lots more to see and do in the tourist center of D.C., an easy subway ride away for me. And boy, was it ever great to be back on a subway train after all these months. It was off-peak and sparsely populated.  My visit yesterday, on a sunny Thanksgiving morning, was a total pleasure. Here are some highlights for gardeners, especially. Smithsonian’s Arts and Industries Building The Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building finally reopened last week and after its 2004 closure to...
Tags: Gardening, Washington Post, Washington, Kansas, National Mall, Norway, Mall, Public Gardens, Observatory, Botanic Garden, Dougherty, Ripley Garden, USBG, Patrick Dougherty, Nicolas Party, Industries Building


The Post on Disney’s ‘Encanto’

Disney's 'Encanto' has a simple but powerful message: It's not what you do, but who you are that counts By Kristen Page-Kirby Freelance writer Washington Post November 22, 2021 https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/movies/encanto-movie-review/2021/11/22/96455108-4af6-11ec-b73b-a00d6e559a6e_story.html How Lin-Manuel Miranda became a go-to songwriter for Disney [in print as Earworms that turn into butterflies; Encanto] By Micha...
Tags: Comics, Washington Post, Disney, Lin Manuel Miranda, Encanto, Mike Rhode, Kristen Page Kirby, Michael Cavna Washington Post


CIA director is said to have warned Russia of 'consequences' if it's found to be behind the 'Havana Syndrome' illnesses hurting US personnel around the world

Russian President Vladimir Putin.Photo by Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images US personnel have reported brain damage and other symptoms of the mysterious "Havana Syndrome." CIA Director Bill Burns warned Russian intel services over the cases, The Washington Post reported. The warning was hedged, suggesting the US doesn't know if Russia is involved, the report said. The CIA director warned Russia of "consequences" if the country turns out to be behind the "Havana Syndrome" illnesses afflicting A...
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Another Alleged Attempt At An Election System Breach Tied To Lindell’s Cyber Clown Show

Note: We won’t have a Morning Memo tomorrow or on Friday. A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. Curious Coincidences John Hamercheck, the GOP president of the Lake County Board of Commissioners in Ohio, on Tuesday denied knowing anything about an attempt to breach the local election board’s computer system in May. A private laptop that was plugged into the county network inside Hamercheck’s office captured network traffic — not election data, according to inve...
Tags: UK, New York, News, Washington Post, Senate, White House, New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cbi, Bbc, Cnn, Fbi, Gop, New York Times, Broadway


At least 31 migrants died after their boat sank in the English Channel headed for the UK

A RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) lifeboat carrying migrants approaches a beach in Dungeness on the south-east coast of England on November 24, 2021, after they are picked up crossing the English Channel.Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images At least 31 migrants died while trying to cross the English Channel, Reuters said.  Their boat sank off the coast of France while trying to reach the shores of the United Kingdom.  At least 31 migrants died while trying to cross the Englis...
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North Korean Squid Game Smuggler Sentenced To Death After Students Caught Watching The Show

A startling report came out of Radio Free Asia (via Variety) yesterday, as a man who smuggled copies of the hit South Korean Netflix series "Squid Game" into North Korea has been sentenced to death by firing squad for the crime. RFA learned that the series was smuggled in from China on USB flash drives, and authorities first learned of the show's presence in North Korea after catching high school students watching the program. "Squid Game" is an outlawed program in North Korea in violation of th...
Tags: South Korea, Movies, News, Washington Post, North Korea, China, Usb, Netflix, Kim, RFA, K Pop, Kim Jong, Republic of Korea, North Hamgyong, United States Despite North Korea, Korean Service


Manhattan prosecutors subpoena additional records as they zero in on Trump's claims about his property values

US President Donald Trump attends the National Prayer Breakfast at a hotel in Washington, DC on February 8, 2018.MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Manhattan prosecutors are zeroing in on Trump's claims about his property values, NYT reported. They recently subpoenaed records for Trump properties and interviewed a Deutsche Bank employee. The move signals a shift from investigators' earlier focus on tax evasion schemes.  Prosecutors in the Manhattan district attorney's office recentl...
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Republican National Committee defends chair Ronna McDaniel after a state party leader called for her resignation over her LGBTQ outreach

Ronna McDaniel, Chair of the Republican National Committee speaks during a session at CPAC 2019 on February 28, 2019Ricky Carioti/The Washington Post via Getty Images The RNC defended Ronna McDaniel amid calls for her resignation over the party's LGBTQ outreach efforts. McDaniel "MUST Change Course or RESIGN" if "she cannot or will not stand for who we say we are," Oklahoma GOP chair John Bennett said. "Chairman Bennett is lying and it is disgusting that he'd attempt to raise money of...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Washington Post, Lgbt, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Lgbtq, Voters, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Rnc, Melania Trump, Bennett


Mike Lindell blames the RNC for not being able to file a Supreme Court complaint that he baselessly claims would overturn the election results

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell is accusing the RNC of telling state attorneys general not to sign the complaint he wanted to submit to the Supreme Court. Lindell baselessly claimed that the complaint would overturn the results of the 2020 election.Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Mike Lindell is blaming the RNC for his failure to file a complaint to the Supreme Court. Lindell's complaint, which he claimed would overturn the 2020 election, failed to secure a signature from an...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Washington Post, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Getty Images, Fox, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Rnc


Comics Research Bibliography citations update, 11/22/2021

I still can't add to the Facebook page. John Stanisci brings back LIFEDEATH in a new Substack newsletter The ORIGIN STORY newsletter will feature new work and behind-the-scenes material from cartoonist John Stanisci and comics marketer Jeremy Atkins. Joe Grunenwald 11/22/2021 https://www.comicsbeat.com/john-stanisci-jeremy-atkins-origin-story-lifedeath-substack/   ...
Tags: Comics, Washington Post, New York City, Walking Dead, Disney, Hawkeye, Hollywood Reporter, KALO, Roz Chast, Mike Rhode, Comics Research Bibliography, Milton Griepp, Graeme McMillan, Lifedeath, Emily Flake, Marie Severin


Chris Wallace Had A Sad About Tucker Carlson’s Jan. 6 Propaganda

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. Privately Complaining To Fox Execs Fox News hosts Chris Wallace and Bret Baier criticized Tucker Carlson’s so-called “documentary” on the Capitol insurrection in private conversations with Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and Fox News Media President Jay Wallace, according to NPR. The hosts’ complaints reportedly made it up the chain to Lachlan Murdoch, the chairman and CEO of Fox Corp., Fox News’ parent company.Carlson’s doc...
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Why right-wing media keeps coupling Kyle Rittenhouse and Nicholas Sandmann as symbolic victors over the mainstream media

Nicholas Sandmann (left) and Kyle Rittenhouse.Committee on Arrangements for the 2020 Republican National Committee, Mark Hertzberg/Getty Images Kyle Rittenhouse and Nicholas Sandmann have become increasingly mentioned together in conservative media. Though the reasons behind their fame diverge, "trial by media" has made both heroes on the right. Grievances against mainstream media outlets have flattened the differences in their predicaments. In their journeys from unknown young men to near-ho...
Tags: Politics, Media, Washington Post, Washington, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Analysis, Fox, Gop, Wisconsin, National Mall, Fox News, Msnbc, Republican National Committee


The 50 best movies of all time, according to critics

"The Godfather."Paramount Pictures/"The Godfather" Insider ranked the best films of all time, based on Metacritic scores. They include recent Oscar winners "Moonlight" and "Parasite" and classics like "The Godfather" and "Citizen Kane." Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. To find out which films have been the most critically acclaimed over time, Insider turned to the reviews aggregator Metacritic for this ranking, which scores films by their composite critical reception. T...
Tags: Reviews, Hollywood, Media, Entertainment, Film, Washington Post, Time, Disney, America, San Francisco, Trends, Bbc, Features, Ford, New York Times, Manchester


10 things in tech you need to know today

Happy Thanksgiving week. Employees told us about a panic at Spring Health, and we're giving you an inside look at the rise and fall of Clubhouse.Let's jump in.If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Download Insider's app – click here for iOS and here for Android. Samantha lee/Insider 1. Insiders say Spring Health's hard-charging culture fueled a staff exodus. Founded by April Koh, the $2 billion mental-health startup offers therapy and coaching to corporations like Instaca...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Electric Vehicle, Facebook, Europe, Elon Musk, New York, London, Washington Post, US, Samsung, Trends, Nike, Tesla, Walmart


Kyle Rittenhouse said Lin Wood's and John Pierce's legal defense fund in his name was a scam

Kyle Rittenhouse.Sean Krajacic-Pool/Getty Images After being acquitted, Kyle Rittenhouse claimed he was exploited by his former legal team.  Rittenhouse said Lin Wood and John Pierce raised money off his case "for their own benefit." Rittenhouse became a conservative star before and during his trial for shooting people at a protest. Kyle Rittenhouse accused his one-time attorneys Lin Wood and John Pierce of using money in his legal defense fund for their own benefit. The claim came in an inte...
Tags: Politics, Washington Post, Trends, Fox News, Donald Trump, Wood, Tucker Carlson, Kyle, Pierce, Carlson, Rittenhouse, Tom Porter, Kenosha Wisconsin, John Pierce, Lin Wood, Greg Price


Trash Panda, no more! I am Covid Fighter!

Could Kalo become the Smokey Bear-type mascot for pandemic hygiene? [in print as A Smokey Bear-type mascot for covid hygiene?] By Katherine Ellison Washington Post November 16, 2021  p. E1, 5 online at https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/covid-mascot-kids-vaccination/2021/11/12/e484df08-3cc0-11ec-8ee9-4f14a26749d1_story.html [Author: Mike Rhode]
Tags: Comics, Washington Post, KALO, Mike Rhode, Katherine Ellison


Coach of NWSL soccer team resigns, a day before report alleges verbal and emotional abuse of players

The coach of the Chicago Red Stars resigned Sunday, a day after leading his team to the National Women's Soccer League title game and a day before a Washington Post report alleged that players had accused him of verbal and emotional abuse.
Tags: Washington Post, Cnn, Nwsl, National Women s Soccer League, Chicago Red Stars


Fox News Contributors Call It Quits Over Tucker Carlson’s Jan. 6 Propaganda

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. Real Brave, Guys Stephen Hayes and Jonah Goldberg, two longtime contributors on Fox News who were fine with the misinformation the network has peddled up until now, announced yesterday on their right-wing media site that they’re leaving Fox because “the voices of the responsible are being drowned out by the irresponsible.”  Hayes and Goldberg pointed directly at Tucker Carlson’s Fox Nation “documentary” on the Jan. 6 Capitol ...
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The government — in failing to maintain order in Kenosha — deserves blame for the Kyle Rittenhouse incident.

Here's something you may have missed. I missed it until today, when I was listening to the new episode of the NYT podcast "The Daily": "The Acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse/How a jury came to find the teenager, who shot and killed two people in Kenosha, Wis., not guilty on the five charges he faced." The episode covered the entire trial. What jumped out at me wasn't the show's focus, but it mattered to me because I care about what government can do to protect citizens from each other. None of ...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Drugs, Portland, Wisconsin, Homeland Security, Kenosha, Blake, National Guard, KENOSHA Wis, Rosenbaum, Milwaukee County, Rittenhouse, Kenosha Wisconsin, Evers, Tony Evers


Washington Post: Seniors Cautious About Smart Tech’s Impact on Aging in Place

While new forms of smart home technology including web-enabled cameras, digital voice assistants and automated systems could make the process of aging in place easier for a lot of American seniors, some of those seniors are vocal about their concerns related to an ability to live independently with technology that has surveillance capabilities over their movements and actions. This is according to a report published late last week in the Washington Post. “Smart home technology has long been u...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Post, Featured, Washington Post, Retirement, Finance, Jeff Bezos, Alexa


New York prosecutors are investigating whether the Trump Organization broke the law by offering dramatically different valuations of the same properties

A taxi passes by Trump Tower, the headquarters of the Trump Organization, in New York City on Wednesday, July 14, 2021AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey New York prosecutors are investigating the Trump Organization's history of claiming dramatically different valuations of its properties.  The company valued several properties up to 30 times more for potential lenders than for tax officials, The Washington Post reported. The differences in evaluations may amount to tax, bank, or insurance fraud, exper...
Tags: Post, Real Estate, Politics, New York, News, Congress, California, Washington Post, Wall Street, New York City, Trends, United States, Manhattan, Tax Fraud, Donald Trump, The Washington Post


Facebook researchers wanted to block racist hate speech, but executives reportedly dismissed their solution to avoid backlash from 'conservative partners'

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg in New York City on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019.AP Photo/Mark Lennihan Facebook researchers wanted to fix its algorithm so the worst hate speech would be removed. But execs reportedly dismissed their plan to avoid angering the company's "conservative partners." The report highlights yet another instance of employees voicing concerns to leadership and being rejected. Facebook researchers wanted to fix the platform's algorithm last year so that the "worst of the w...
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Justin Bieber Urged To Cancel Saudi Concert By Jamal Khashoggi’s Fiancée

In 2018, the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to get documents that he needed to get married. Khashoggi never left. Khashoggi had written critical Washington Post pieces about Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman and the Saudi intervention in Yemen. In apparent response, a group of operatives linked to MBS murdered and dismembered Khashoggi. MBS himself denied responsibility, but the CIA and UN investigators concluded that MBS had ordered Kha...
Tags: Music, News, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, Justin Bieber, Un, Cia, David Guetta, Yemen, Istanbul, Asap Rocky, Jason Derulo, Mohammed bin Salman, Mohammad Bin Salman, Tiesto, Khashoggi


Kyrsten Sinema, who has been described as an 'enigma,' says 'I don't even know what enigma means, really. No one really does'

Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona arrives for a Senate vote in the US Capitol on October 28, 2021.Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call/Getty Images Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has been described as an 'enigma' because she rarely talks to reporters at the Senate. "I don't even know what enigma means, really. No one really does," Sinema told an AZ television station. Sinema also touted the passage of the infrastructure bill as a vindication of her brand of politics. Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sin...
Tags: Politics, Abc, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Democrats, United States, House Of Representatives, Arizona, Capitol Hill, Enigma, Phoenix, Capitol, Phillips, Merriam Webster, US Capitol


Hillary Clinton says cryptocurrency has the potential to destabilize nations and traditional currencies

Hillary Clinton.Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images Hillary Clinton addressed the mining and trading of cryptocurrency at a Bloomberg economic panel. She warned about the rise of new crypto technologies amid complex relations between the US, China, and Russia. A cybersecurity expert told Insider her worries about the destabilizing potential of cryptocurrency are valid. Hillary Clinton isn't a fan of cryptocurrency, and she thinks its widespread adoption could undermine tradit...
Tags: New York, Washington Post, China, Russia, Singapore, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Getty Images, Hillary Clinton, Zimbabwe, Miami, El Salvador, North America, Jack Dorsey, Clinton


Reducing Emissions by Reducing Agricultural Waste - Starting with Apple-Monitoring Tech

Three years ago Strella Biotechnology launched to "try to reduce waste in the U.S. food system — a problem that by some estimates creates as much emissions as 33 million passenger vehicles," reports the Washington Post. Alternate URL here and here.) And today the founder's warehouse-monitoring device — about half the size of a shoebox — watches over about 15% of all the apples grown in America: Already, agriculture contributes more to greenhouse gas emissions than the total of all the cars, p...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Washington Post, China, India, America, Tech, United Nations, Strella, Tim Searchinger, Searchinger, Strella Biotechnology, Reducing Agricultural Waste Starting, Apple Monitoring Tech, RSB- Sizov, Sizov