Why a $1.2 Billion Gambling Mecca Has Fallen on Hard Times

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.]MONTICELLO, N.Y. — It was once thought to be a sure thing, a $1.2 billion gambling mecca that carried long-held hopes of revitalizing the Catskills, and more recent expectations of driving Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s upstate development program. But Resorts…

Is this Osama Bin Laden Singing Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’?

A video supposedly showing the mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S., Osama bin Laden, singing Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” has circulated online for several years. The video is frequently shared along with the caption: “Osama Bin Laden Sings Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker Face’ in Last Days on the run”: This is not a…

Ron Burgundy Makes His Stand-Up Comedy Debut on ‘The Late Show’

Ron Burgundy of the Anchorman franchise is one of Will Ferrell‘s more iconic movie characters. And while he’s already achieved just about all he can in the world of news broadcasting, now we find Burgundy making his stand-up comedy debut, as this week the scotch-drinking, flute-playing anchorman stopped by The Late Show with Stephen Colbert…

Dave East & Gunna Pull Off a Heist in Video for “Everyday”

While simultaneously focusing on music and acting, Dave East is back in support of his two-song release, Survival Pacc, sharing the music video for the Gunna-assisted “Everyday.” East shared Survival Pacc earlier this month, as it also features a collaboration with Max B called “Wanna Be a G.” We find Dave East participating in an…

The simple practice that can help you make better decisions

By David Robson—Aeon5 minute ReadWe credit Socrates with the insight that “the unexamined life is not worth living” and that to “know thyself” is the path to true wisdom. But is there a right and a wrong way to go about such self-reflection?Simple rumination—the process of churning your concerns around in your head—isn’t the answer.…

Magecart criminals caught stealing with their poker face on

Earlier in June, we documented how Magecart credit card skimmers were found on Amazon S3. This was an interesting development, since threat actors weren’t actively targeting specific e-commerce shops, but rather were indiscriminately injecting any exposed S3 bucket. Ever since then, we’ve monitored other places where we believe a skimmer might be found next. However,…

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