Undefeated Boxer 15 Seconds From Winning Gets KTFO After Taunting Opponent In Ultimate Display Of Karma

Boxer Sabri Sediri Gets Knocked Out After Taunting Sam Maxwell

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Undefeated French boxer Sabri Sediri was 15 seconds from winning another fight, but ended up getting knocked out after taunting his opponent Sam Maxwell. Karma, she is a bitch.

Fighting for the vacant World Boxing Organisation European Super Lightweight Title, Sediri and Maxwell came into the bout with identical 10-0 professional boxing records.

However, it was Sediri who had the upper hand as the fight went into the 10th and final round, having scored a couple of knockdowns earlier in the fight. So he began doing a little showboating, dancing and taunting the seemingly exhausted Maxwell.

Big mistake.

“I knew the right hand was waking,” Maxwell told BT Sport Boxing. “We just knew it in our corner. I just let it go, I just believed in it.

“I think he switched off a little bit and I just took my chance. The start of the fight threw me completely off. I felt I was edging back into it [fight] and I was waiting for one last big round, which I got.”

Maxwell also posted my new favorite hashtag on Twitter after the fight: “#chatshitgetsammed.”

Yes, Mr. Maxwell, we are very entertained.

God love all the British slang this knockout spawned.

I have no idea what any of them are saying, but I am going to start using all of these words and phrases in conversations now.

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The 11 most sophisticated online scams right now that the average person falls for


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  • Online scams prey on internet users’ sympathy, fear, and greed.
  • Some internet scams, like phishing and the dreaded "Nigerian prince" email, have been around for decades, but are growing in sophistication.
  • We compiled 11 of the biggest scams on the internet today.

As the internet continues to expand into every aspect of society, online scams are only growing in sophistication.

From phishing schemes to fake ticket vendors, online scams prey on different facets that drive us, like sympathy, fear, and greed.

What online scams all have in common is that they prey on their audiences’ naïveté and ignorance.

Some of the most elaborate scams are circulating the corners of the internet right now, from the front page of YouTube to right in your inbox.

Here are some of the most sophisticated online scams on the internet.

SEE ALSO: 8 of the biggest scams to avoid when buying a car

Phishing has major consequences for the victims.

One of the most widespread online scams is phishing. In 2016, depending who you ask, phishing at most derailed Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid, and at the least, revealed her campaign manager’s delightful recipe for creamy risotto.

Phishing, when successful, tricks the user into unwittingly handing over their passwords to the scammer, often through professional-looking emails purporting to be from trustworthy businesses. The endgame is generally acquisition of personal information, like credit card and social security numbers.

According to the Anti-Phishing Working Group, nearly 100,000 attempts of phishing are reported each month worldwide.

Recently, phishing has been weaponized to varying degrees of sophistication with a key technique: impersonation.

The trick was enough to convince one employee at Gimlet Media, which runs the everything-internet podcast “Reply All,” to open an email from his “coworker.” Except the sender was not his coworker, but a hacker attempting a work-sanctioned phishing test on the company’s employees.

Familiarity fraud is an online tactic people have to be especially wary of on social media, where friends’ pictures and handles are rife for imitation. Duplicate accounts fish for personal information under the guise of intimacy.

The Nigerian prince scam is one of the oldest on the internet.

The Nigerian prince scam is one of the oldest scams on the internet.

The scam rose to prominence in the 1990s, and is referred to by the FBI as “Nigerian Letter” or “419” fraud.

The premise is simple: You get an email, and within the message, a Nigerian prince (or investor, or government official) offers you an opportunity for lucrative financial gain.

The catch? Pay a small portion of the amount up front, or hand over bank account information and other identifying information so that the transfer can be made. Of course, you lose that “seed money,” never receiving a dime in return.

According to a 2018 Wired article, the conspiracy has risen in sophistication, netting millions in scam money and minor celebrity status for the Nigerian email schemers who commit the fraud.

“It’s malware and phishing combined with clever social engineering and account takeovers,” James Bettke, a counter threat unit researcher at the security firm Secureworks, told Wired reporter Lily Hay Newman in 2018.

“They’re not very technically sophisticated, they can’t code, they don’t do a lot of automation,” he added. “But their strengths are social engineering and creating agile scams. They spend months sifting through inboxes. They’re quiet and methodical.”

Ticket fraud leads to consumers buying fake sports and music tickets.

Another popular online scam is ticket fraud, in which consumers are tricked into buying fake tickets for sporting events, concerts, and other events. 

Scammers usually target high-profile events that are likely to sell out so they can take advantage of increased demand. Often, the tickets they send customers have forged bar codes or are duplicate copies of legitimate tickets. Other times, consumers won’t receive any ticket at all after they pay up.

More than 10% of millennials have been victims of ticket fraud, and the Better Business Bureau recommends customers take several precautions before buying tickets online.

See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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Use these eight tricks to get out of a creative rut in no time


Every once in a while all creatives get stuck in a rut with their work. Photographers and filmmakers are no exception, and I believe we’ve all been there. Overcoming the creative block may seem difficult, even impossible – but it’s not the case. In this great video from This Guy Edits, you’ll see eight fantastic tricks for getting out of the creative rut and getting inspired anew.

1. Embrace constraints

Are constraints limiting you, or expanding your creativity? Many photographers and filmmakers would agree that, by embracing constraints, you expand your creativity because you’re forced to “think outside the box.” So, limit yourself: shoot your photo or video project with just one lens, using only a phone camera, using only natural light… The options are many! It will push your boundaries, make you think differently, and ultimately create something new and awesome.

2. Change the rules of the game

There are certain rules in filmmaking and photography. If you know them and have been following them – now is the time to start breaking them. For example, tell the story backward, use a media new to you to publish your project, or make up a character to interact with people (like Borat). As the video suggests, “modifying the rules can force a different creative outcome.”

3. Immerse yourself

Sometimes you have to experience something yourself to be able to tell the story better. So, immerse yourself in the project, live the life your subjects or characters live and gain a new perspective that will improve your storytelling.

4. Change the tool

Another way to boost your creativity is to use unconventional tools. For example, you can set the entire movie on the computer and phone screens. You can record it with a web camera and entirely in one frame (see a Serbian movie Smrt čoveka na Balkanu). Once again, there are plenty of ways to do it, and it’s up to you to choose how you’ll challenge yourself.

5. Roll the dice

Good planning is important for creating a photo project or a movie. But sometimes, you have to let the chance get involved. Allow your actors or models to improvise and make some changes. After all, some of the most iconic movie scenes were actually improvised, so this can really create great results.

6. Steal and remix

I believe you’ve heard the quote saying “Good artists copy; great artists steal.” Okay, don’t blatantly steal or copy someone else’s work. But get inspired by other people’s ideas and build upon them to get out of the creative rut.

7. Warp your mind

A different state of consciousness can also improve creativity and make you think of new ideas. And no, I’m not talking about taking drugs or alcohol. But meditation, for example, can help you clear your mind and come up with some new ideas for your creative work. And from my experience, it works far better than alcohol. : D

8. Bend the genre

The last tip is more for filmmakers, but photographers could find it useful too: bend the genre. Mix things up and create something unusual and unexpected. An awesome example is Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, Netflix’s interactive mystery drama where the viewers get to decide what happens next. Okay, not all of us have the budget of Netflix, but you get the gist.

These were only some of the ways to get out of the creative rut and start creating again. Personally, I often use the first one: I limit myself in order to be forced to think creatively and elicit my problem-solving side. Also, I sometimes leave things up to chance, and it can give awesome results. What are your ways to get out of the creative rut?

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What Is Tetanus, Anyway? 


Rusty nails are famously associated with tetanus, but the disease is actually caused by bacteria, and doesn’t have anything specifically to do with rust. Here’s your primer on what tetanus is, and how to avoid it (spoiler: there’s a vaccine).

Tetanus is a horrific disease

Tetanus is also known as “lockjaw,” because it can cause spasms of the muscles that close your mouth. But those spasms are just the beginning, and as tetanus runs its course, it can result in painful, full-body muscle contractions that are strong enough to break bones. If you or a loved one start to develop symptoms of tetanus, seek medical care immediately.

Recently, a boy in Oregon contracted the disease after cutting his head while playing on his family’s farm. Six days later, the muscle spasms started. He was in the hospital for eight weeks and racked up over $800,000 in medical care. One in ten people who contracts tetanus will die from it. This boy is one of the lucky ones.

It’s caused by bacteria

Rusty nails aren’t the only place to get tetanus. It’s caused by a bacterium, Clostridium tetani, that lives nearly everywhere. It’s in soil, dust, and the feces of humans and animals.

The tetanus bacteria grow best when they are not exposed to oxygen, so deep wounds are especially at risk. A rusty nail is the classic example of a place to get tetanus because if you find a rusty nail while playing, it’s probably covered in dust or dirt; and it’s likely to cause a deep puncture wound where the germs can thrive. The rust has nothing to do with it.

There is a vaccine and you need it every 10 years

Fortunately, protection against tetanus is included in the DTaP vaccine that children receive in multiple doses (at 2, 4, and 6 months, then again as a toddler and before kindergarten). The boy in the Oregon case was unvaccinated.

The protection wears off over time, so we should all get a booster every 10 years. Traditionally this was the TD shot, which confers protection against both tetanus and diphtheria, but the Tdap shot provides those as well as protection against pertussis (whooping cough). A Tdap shot is also now recommended during pregnancy, because it can provide a newborn with antibodies against pertussis.

The protection from your childhood pertussis vaccine wears off over time, so if you’ve never had a Tdap shot, ask about it when you’re due for your next tetanus booster. If you can’t remember the last time you had a tetanus booster, you might be due. Ask your doctor or pharmacist—the shot is available (and usually free) at most pharmacies.

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Short film created in Unreal Engine showcases a photorealistic world


A short film that premiered at GDC highlights the photorealism potential of Unreal Engine, and it would be easy to assume Rebirth is a live-action short given how life-like it looks. The video depicts an atmospheric environment full of craggy rocks, hills and fog, along with an imposing, industrial structure. We then see a futuristic car speeding across the landscape towards the building.

Quixel captured more than 1,000 scans in Iceland to help it create the gorgeous short, so the team didn’t have to create assets itself. Games, visual effects and architectural visualization artists worked on the project to highlight the capabilities of Unreal across a number of industries. The team used Unreal 4.21, the current version of the engine, for the short — version 4.22 is expected to arrive in the next couple of weeks.

"With UE 4.21 at the heart of the real-time pipeline, Quixel’s artists were able to iterate on the go, eliminating the need for previsualization or post-production," Unreal creator Epic Games wrote in a blog post. "The team also built a physical camera rig that was able to capture movements in-engine using virtual reality, adding an enhanced dimension of realism to the short. All post-processing and color grading was completed directly within Unreal."

Source: Epic Games

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Industry veteran Jade Raymond is in charge of turning Google into a major video game publisher — and that has huge ramifications (GOOG, GOOGL)


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  • On Tuesday, Google announced Stadia, a new video game streaming service that could usher in a new era of cloud-based gaming. 
  • Jade Raymond, who Google recently hired as a vice president, will be leading the in-house teams creating games specifically for Stadia. 
  • With Raymond, Google has a seasoned industry veteran at the helm — and also makes a powerful statement in an industry with a well-earned reputation as being toxic to women. 

In Tuesday, Google announced its huge new push into gaming: a streaming service called Stadia, which it promises will bring high-quality games to just about any device. 

And in the last minutes of its hour-long keynote came its final big reveal: Jade Raymond, a long-time industry veteran, will be leading Stadia Games and Entertainment — a division that will create games and other experiences specifically for the service. 

News that Google had hired Raymond came out last week, though no one knew then what exactly she’d be doing for the search giant. She’ll be working with Google VP Phil Harrison, who has stints with PlayStation and Xbox under his belt.

Raymond is an industry veteran best known for helping to create and shepherd the blockbuster "Assassin’s Creed" series, having worked at publisher Ubisoft for much of her career. But she also worked at EA, where she was overseeing games including the hotly-anticipated "Star Wars: 1313." However, she left EA in October, in the wake of the cancellation of "1313" and the closure of developer Visceral. 

Ultimately, Raymond is more than just a top executive. As Google plants its flag in the video game business, hiring Raymond can be taken as a sign that the search giant is also trying to do its part in making the industry more welcoming to women.

Read: A group of women trying to change the sexist culture of open source software have been harassed online

A big opportunity

As harsh as the whole tech industry has been to women, the video game world might actually be worse. It’s been described as downright toxic to players, game developers, video game journalists, and even female characters in games.

Six years ago, when the blog Feminist Frequency shined a light on toxic attitudes towards women and sexist tropes in the video game industry, the author Anita Sarkeesian, received threats of violence. Today, Sarkeesian says her work helped bring much-needed attention to the subject.

jade raymondThe gaming industry is aware of its reputation but its progress to make gaming less hostile has been slow.

Just this month, Valve, which runs market-leading PC game store (and, now, Stadia competitor) Steam, was pressured into withdrawing support for a new indie title slated to come its service: a game about raping women. After public outcry, Valve said it wouldn’t allow the title to come to the Steam store. 

So the gaming industry needs more high profile, powerful women in top roles that can turn the industry away from its misogynistic ways.

More women running new gaming services could at least translate into better women game characters, fewer sexist tropes in games, and more women entering the game development world. Ultimately, it could very well result in more women playing games — which would mean a big opportunity on which Google could be poised to capitalize.

Read: Oprah: ‘No matter what you think about my life, it’s 10 times better than that’ — and your life can be just as good

Victory not assured

Not that Raymond may not be automatically successful at Google, which has sometimes come under fire for how it treats matters of gender equality.

Earlier this month, Bloomberg reported that founder Larry Page offered a giant golden parachute to its star Android developer when that man was under an internal investigation for sexual-misconduct complaints.

And Google has previously hired women executives to lead major businesses, only to have them leave a relatively short time later. Last year, for instance, Diane Green stepped down as CEO of Google Cloud after only about three years in the role — and was replaced by a man, Thomas Kurian, who was hired from Oracle

That said, Raymond is a fantastic choice as one of the main faces for its push into gaming and Google deserves props for hiring her.

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Stadia will make YouTube livestreamers a lot more valuable


Stadia will make YouTube livestreamers a lot more valuable

On Tuesday, Google unveiled its new video game streaming platform, Google Stadia. The tech behemoth stepping into the fairly new cloud gaming ring is certainly a big deal, but the effects it will have on YouTube’s ecosystem may be just as big.

With the Stadia announcement, Google revealed heavy YouTube integrations with the gaming platform. Cloud gaming services existed long before Google’s gaming platform, but they didn’t have the help of a massively popular video platform — nor did they exist at a time when internet speeds could handle video game streaming.

YouTube users watching a gaming stream will be able to launch right into playing the very game they were viewing thanks to a button which will be embedded on Stadia-based livestreams. While we don’t yet know if users will have to purchase each game a la carte or subscribe to an open library with Stadia, which games get the most play will almost certainly depend on who’s streaming them. Developers already promote games via popular streamers; Stadia could carry that to the next level. 

With such deep YouTube integrations, it’s very possible that Stadia changes the gaming culture there. For example, a feature called Crowd Play will allow fans of a YouTube streamer to jump right into a game and play with the creator they were just watching. Interaction with viewers is such an integral part of livestreaming, so creators could take to this feature very quickly depending on the genre of games they play. Successful creators usually follow stringent streaming schedules to keep their fans happy, so it’s not hard to imagine a future where it becomes the norm to have Crowd Play time distinctly carved out.

Stadia integration with Google Assistant will also have far-reaching effects on YouTube. According to Google, Stadia users will be able to ask Google Assistant for help during a particularly difficult point during a video game. Google Assistant will automatically detect where the player is in the game and serve up the most relevant YouTube video to help out. 

The details on exactly how Google will determine which video to show aren’t yet known. But, again, depending on how it works, we can see developers partnering up with specific streamers to create these video walkthroughs, or perhaps streamers will attempt to game whatever algorithm Google creates to deliver these videos. Either way, YouTube’s gaming creators are about to become much more influential.

It’s clear that Google is turning up the heat on Amazon’s Twitch with its Stadia-YouTube integrations. While video games are, by far, the biggest video niche on YouTube, Twitch is still the most popular place to watch video game streaming. The platform has catered specifically to gamers with its Twitch Partner program. Twitch currently allows viewers to buy games they were watching through the platform with a percentage of the purchase price going to the livestreamer.

However, one issue to consider is YouTube’s own problems. Over the years, the site has been criticized for a multitude of issues, including platforming problematic creators. YouTube is currently trying to fix its recommendation algorithm, which has long been known to send viewers down a rabbit hole filled with conspiracy theories and extremist views almost regardless of what they were looking for in the first place. The site also recently dealt with a major scandal regarding exploitative children’s content and predatory comments. 

And then, separately, we saw with the shooting in New Zealand that livestream moderation is a whole problem of its own. Passively watching videos and streams could be a time suck. Certainly many more hours will be spent on YouTube when actual interactive gameplay will be so heavily integrated. Google needs to be prepared to tackle these issues that would likely be compounded if Stadia is to be a massive success.

Another issue to consider is how any of Stadia’s features could possibly hinder what most livestreamers are after: video views. Game streamers may find that their viewers going off to also play the game they’re playing affects their streaming numbers. For some, it may just not be worth it to promote the games in that way on Stadia.

With such heavy integrations, Google is obviously depending on YouTube to help make Stadia stick around. But if the platform lands the way the company hopes, it may also change the YouTube creator ecosystem.

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