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25 Seth Rogen Movies, Ranked

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I have not fulfilled SethRogen You most likely have not fulfilled Seth Rogen, either. Yet there’s something concerning the 38- year-old funny celebrity’s visibility that constantly really feels reassuring and also acquainted– at this moment, 21 years right into his movie job, seeing him in a brand-new motion picture seems like overtaking an old close friend.
Rogen’s flicks got to a peak in the mid-2000 s, when the similarity Knocked Up, Superbad, and also Pineapple Express struck movie theaters, and also he hasn’t left the zeitgeist because. His flicks proceeded the success right into the 2010 s with Neighbors and also This Is The End, and also in 2014’s Long Shot was just one of one of the most pleasurable fascinating funnies of the year. Rogen’s wit is constantly someplace in between vulgar and also self-deprecating, yet he’s likewise revealed that he can deal with the periodic severe function also.
This week, Rogen is back with a brand-new launch, the HBO Max special An AmericanPickle In An American Pickle, Rogen plays a twin leading function, something he hasn’t done prior to (though he did play several sustaining personalities in 2008’s Fanboys). The tale complies with …

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Twitter’s planned subscription service could work with these ideas experts suggest

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In its latest earnings call, Twitter Inc. announced that it was building a subscription-based service. But it revealed little else. So we asked Bloomberg Opinion’s columnists to come up with some ideas that could actually work. Here’s what they said.
Substack for Twitter
A Twitter subscription model faces an interesting test as parts of the media and entertainment industry seem destined to move back toward predominantly advertising-supported platforms. Consumers tend to be more open to paying an automatic, recurring monthly fee to receive something tangible — meals, workout classes, clothing, razors, beauty products. We’re quite sensitive to the price we pay for things we simply watch or scroll, such as streaming-TV apps and social media, especially given that we often rely on multiple streaming and social media services rather than just one. But one subscription model that Twitter could explore is the idea of users paying for exclusive premium content and ideas.
Substack jumps to mind. It’s an email-newsletter publishing service in which the newsletter author can charge a subscription fee to readers, with Substack taking a cut. These days, a journalist’s complete body of work tends to include …

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Twitter and TikTok reportedly had talks about a potential combination of the social media services

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Could a Twitter and TikTok merger be in the works?The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that San Francisco-based Twitter had preliminary talks about a potential combination with TikTok, the popular video-sharing app, citing people familiar with the matter.According to the Journal, it was unclear whether Twitter will pursue a deal with TikTok, which would face significant challenges. Twitter and TikTok declined to comment when reached by USA TODAY Saturday. TikTok said it doesn’t comment on “market rumors.”President Donald Trump signed an executive order late Thursday blocking all U.S. transactions with TikTok’s Chinese parent corporation, ByteDance, the latest move by the administration to force the video-sharing app to sever its ties to Beijing. TikTok lawsuit?:TikTok is planning to sue the Trump administration as early as Tuesday, according to a reportUnemployment benefits:Trump extends unemployment benefits through executive order but cuts aid to $400 per week: What we knowThe order, which is likely to face legal challenges, would bar “any transaction by any person, or with respect to any property, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, with ByteDance Ltd” in an effort to “address the national emergency with respect to the information and communication technology …

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Twitter and TikTok reportedly have had talks about a deal

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Twitter has had preliminary discussions about a “combination” with TikTok, the Wall Street Journal reported, making the social media platform the latest possible suitor for the popular video-sharing app. As the WSJ notes, it’s not clear whether Twitter would pursue a possible acquisition of TikTok, and any such deal would have big obstacles.
The biggest challenge to any deal is the Trump administration’s executive order from August 6th, which bars TikTok parent company ByteDance from handling transactions in the US. The order takes effect within 45 days. The administration considers the Chinese-owned app a potential security threat, despite no evidence indicating ByteDance or TikTok has ever shared Americans’ data with the Chinese government. TikTok has said it plans to challenge the Trump administration’s order.
And then there’s Microsoft, the only company so far to publicly acknowledge it was in talks with TikTok owner ByteDance for a possible acquisition. The WSJ says Twitter would be considered a long-shot in a bid for TikTok, with Microsoft the likely front runner in any deal. Twitter is much smaller than Microsoft, and the WSJ’s sources say the social platform could be likely to face less antitrust scrutiny than Microsoft. But …

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Bill Gates: Reimburse companies for COVID-19 tests completed in 24 hours

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The Cyber Guy Kurt Knutsson on the massive hack on prominent Twitter accounts and whether users should be concerned. Microsoft founder Bill Gates suggested the U.S. government reimburse health care companies that complete coronavirus tests within 24 hours in an interview with tech magazine Wired published on Friday.Continue Reading BelowStates that have seen an influx of cases in recent weeks, such as Florida and California, have been struggling to get test results back to potentially infected people, making containment efforts more difficult since people don’t know whether they have the virus.”That’s just stupidity,” Gates said of slow test results, adding that companies would fix their delay issues “overnight” if there were a reimbursement program that could incentivize more efficient containment efforts. Bill Gates’ summer reading list / GatesNotes.com”The majority of all U.S. tests are completely garbage, wasted,” Gates told Wired. “If you don’t care how late the date is and you reimburse at the same level, of course they’re going to take every customer. Because they are making ridiculous money, and it’s mostly rich people that are getting access to that.”BILL GATES SAYS SCHOOLS SHOULD REOPEN DESPITE COVID-19He added that the …

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Egypt reacts after Elon Musk Tweets Pyramids built by aliens

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Cairo, Egypt (CBS) The Great Pyramids of Egypt, have been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List since 1979.

The ancient site hit the headlines recently for an unexpected reason – after Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted the pyramids were built by “aliens”.

The tweet prompted fury in Egypt. Archaeologist and former antiquities minister Zahi Hawass described the claim as “completely hallucination.”

Egypt’s Minister of International Co-operation Rania Al-Mashat tweeted an invite for Musk to “check out the tombs of the pyramid builders”.

“Mr. Musk, we are waiting for you,” she tweeted.

Later Musk tweeted a link to an article on a history site which he said gave a “sensible summary of how it was done”.

Egypt, last month, reopened the famed Giza Pyramids in Cairo for the first time in more than three months, since closure due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Egyptian government wants to revive its tourism sector, which had showed signs of recovery before the pandemic after years of instability.

But Hawass warns some damage may have already been done – lack of funds from international tourism may delay vital restoration and excavation work.

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The haves are really having it all

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Frankie Frost/Marin Independent JournalBarry TompkinsIf you happen to be a billionaire, I have two requests. One: Stop reading this column — it’s not for you. The other: Please remember me in your will.
As I write this, I’m gazing out the window of my Sausalito casa and looking at a boat. Scratch that, I’m looking at a ship or boat on steroids.
It’s been there for more than a month now and is as much a part of the daily scenery as the cormorants diving for fish and the seals lolling in the summer sun. And at the same time in these days of mass unemployment, businesses closing and a seemingly unstoppable virus that’s dictating our very lives, it serves as a 323-foot reminder of the yawning gap between the haves and the have-nots.
The boat is called the Attessa, and is owned by a Montana billionaire who by all accounts is a self-made man who came from a working-class family and built an empire from the ground up. He is also a great philanthropist who has donated $130 million to various causes in recent years.
The Attessa is worth $135 million. It is the mid-priced yacht …

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Space entrepreneur Elon Musk’s SpaceX Starlink satellites spotted over New Zealand

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Elon Musk’s lights have been spotted in the skies over New Zealand again. The SpaceX founder’s latest batch of Starlink satellites – 57 bundled together – were released by SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket yesterday. On Saturday night they were visible to the naked eye over New Zealand. Twitter user @turk_mason was among those to spot the satellites, which resemble a string of lights, tweeting about it just after 7.45pm. Advertisement “Just managed to catch #Starlink #SpaceX satellites passing over #waikato #hamiton #nasa #Astrophotography.” Space enthusiasts who missed out needn’t be too upset though, the next chance to see the satellites is just a day away. According to the Find Starlink website there will be another chance on Monday. “6:45 pm, 10 Aug 2020Starlink-9,10, BRIGHT (2.6) for 6 minsLook from SOUTHWEST to EAST (details)Elevation (from horizon): start: 10°, max: 47°, end: 29°” SpaceX has been regularly launching satellite collections as part of a plan to create a high-speed internet broadband network, which is estimated to be completed by 2027. Friday’s launch was the 10th batch of Starlink satellites so far. Bundled satellites have previously been spotted over New Zealand skies. Musk earlier told Space.com the Starlink network would need around 400 satellites to provide a minor internet coverage around …

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