[{"ID":16765,"post_author":"76","post_date":"2017-08-17 07:58:05","post_date_gmt":"2017-08-16 21:58:05","post_content":"

This article contains spoilers for Rick and Morty<\/a> season 3!<\/h2>\r\n

Following the events of season 3's first and second episodes, Morty and his sister Summer have come to terms with the fact that their parents are finally<\/em><\/del> divorcing and have agreed to join their mother and Rick in seeing a family therapist and coprophogia doctor (look it up) to \"cope\" with the fallout.<\/p>\r\n

\r\nYeah, because\u00a0the kids who join a misanthropic, mad-scientist on dangerous, inter-dimensional adventures are worried about\u00a0their parents divorcing right?<\/p>\r\n

\r\nBut on the scheduled day, Morty comes into the garage to find that his grandfather has not only opted to avoid going to the appointment, but has also turned himself into a pickle.<\/p>\r\n

\r\nYes, you read correctly. Rick Sanchez<\/a>, the homicidal genius capable of destabilizing universal governments, has\u00a0turned himself into a freakin'\u00a0gherkin<\/em>. Why do you ask?<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"640\"]\"Pickle<\/a> Source<\/a>[\/caption]\r\n

That's exactly what Rick's gobsmacked family want to know, with Morty believing his grandfather's actions are\u00a0motivated by not wanting to go to the therapy session (a little bit OTT, Rick?). But before the be-pickled Rick can plead his case Beth promptly storms off and leaves him to his own devices taking what might be Rick's pickle-reversal\u00a0serum\u00a0with her.<\/p>\r\n

\r\nRick, being practically paralyzed in his pickle form (save for his ability to speak), is quickly attacked by a cat which leads to him being sent down the sewers, without a single gadget to get him out. What will our intrepid hero<\/del> pickle do now?!<\/p>\r\n

The scene immediately cuts to the office of Doctor Wong (voiced by\u00a0actress Susan Sarandon) just as Morty's maths teacher Mr. Goldenfold is leaving a coprophogia recovery session (seriously, just look it up). Beth, Morty and Summer are left at\u00a0the mercy of Wong's boring and fruitless questions. We've all had a shrink like that, no?<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"1184\"]\"\"<\/a> Things are a little less exciting for Beth, Morty and Summer. Source<\/a>[\/caption]\r\n

Cut back to Pickle Rick, who is currently being shark-circled by some cockroaches. After a particularly grisly head-biting scene, we learn that Rick, through tongue-on-brain contact (okay,\u00a0ew<\/em>...) can manipulate the corpses of dead animals (seriously,\u00a0EW<\/em>!)\u00a0to carry himself around. It's not long until Rick gathers some 'old' animal limbs that he ends up building himself an Iron Man-like armour (okay Adult Swim\u00a0seriously\u00a0<\/em>pushing it here...) which he uses to engage a horde of angry rats. Cue epic fight scene.<\/p>\r\n

Thanks to some exacto knife blades and mini-nail guns sewn to his rat limbs, Pickle Rick jumps, hack, slashes, dodges, and weaves his way through his foes,\u00a0leaving a trail of slaughtered vermin in his wake. After hacking the last rat to bits, Rick calls it quits and leaves via jetpack (Rat-Pack?) through a pipe above him...<\/p>\r\n

...Only to end up in a heavily guarded governmental building. Turns out the owners of the building aren't too keen on visitors and Pickle Rick must fight his way out of the building, channeling some hardcore\u00a0John Wick<\/em>\u00a0vibes as he cuts down Russian gunmen with everything from battery lasers, pencil-riddled pitfalls, to rigged trophies. He eventually makes it out and back home to his normal life after befriending his would-be assassin and earning a new nickname.<\/p>\r\n

REVIEW:<\/strong><\/span> This episode is looking to be one of the best Rick and Morty episodes yet. Although we got none of the series trademark dimension hopping adventures this episode, Pickle Rick still supplied this installment with plenty of silliness and WTF moments.<\/p>\r\n

\r\nThe fight scenes (though a tad-overused) were very stylish and have since come close to topping my list of favourite animated fight scenes. And as a die-hard\u00a0John Wick\u00a0<\/em>fan, I have to give a hat-tip to the film's second act, a brilliantly-executed parody of the aforementioned action film.<\/p>\r\n

And of course, another acknowledgment goes to Susan Sarandon in her guest role as Dr. Wong, who's monotonous questioning conveyed a brilliant social critique on therapy\u00a0and\u00a0<\/em>reminded us of how boring it can be. Sarandon's role is not the first time a celebrity has appeared on the show, with Nathan Fillion, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver<\/a>\u00a0(to name a few) having appeared in previous episodes.<\/p>\r\n

Rating: 4\/5 Pickle Ricks<\/p>\r\n

You can watch the full episode on Netflix.<\/p>","post_title":"Rick and Morty S3 E3 Recap","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"rick-morty-s3-e1-recap","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2017-08-17 07:58:05","post_modified_gmt":"2017-08-16 21:58:05","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/?p=16765","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw","_image":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Pickle-Rick.jpg","_date":"August 17, 2017","_post_content":"This article contains spoilers for Rick and Morty season 3!\r\nFollowing the events of season 3's first and second episodes, Morty and his sister Summer have come to terms with the fact that their parents are finally divorcing and have agreed to join their mother and Rick in seeing a family therapist and coprophogia doctor (look it up) to \"cope\" with the fallout.\r\n\r\nYeah, because\u00a0the kids who join a misanthropic, mad-scientist on dangerous, inter-dimensional adventures are worried about\u00a0their parents divorcing right?\r\n\r\nBut on the scheduled day, Morty comes into the garage to find that his grandfather has not only opted to avoid going to the appointment, but has also turned himself into a pickle.\r\n\r\nYes, you read correctly. Rick Sanchez, the homicidal genius capable of destabilizing universal governments, has\u00a0turned himself into a freakin'\u00a0gherkin. Why do you ask?\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"640\"] Source[\/caption]\r\nThat's exactly what Rick's gobsmacked family want to know, with Morty believing his grandfather's actions are\u00a0motivated by not wanting to go to the therapy session (a little bit OTT, Rick?). But before the be-pickled Rick can plead his case Beth promptly storms off and leaves him to his own devices taking what might be Rick's pickle-reversal\u00a0serum\u00a0with her.\r\n\r\nRick, being practically paralyzed in his pickle form (save for his ability to speak), is quickly attacked by a cat which leads to him being sent down the sewers, without a single gadget to get him out. What will our intrepid hero pickle do now?!\r\nThe scene immediately cuts to the office of Doctor Wong (voiced by\u00a0actress Susan Sarandon) just as Morty's maths teacher Mr. Goldenfold is leaving a coprophogia recovery session (seriously, just look it up). Beth, Morty and Summer are left at\u00a0the mercy of Wong's boring and fruitless questions. We've all had a shrink like that, no?\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"1184\"] Things are a little less exciting for Beth, Morty and Summer. Source[\/caption]\r\nCut back to Pickle Rick, who is currently being shark-circled by some cockroaches. After a particularly grisly head-biting scene, we learn that Rick, through tongue-on-brain contact (okay,\u00a0ew...) can manipulate the corpses of dead animals (seriously,\u00a0EW!)\u00a0to carry himself around. It's not long until Rick gathers some 'old' animal limbs that he ends up building himself an Iron Man-like armour (okay Adult Swim\u00a0seriously\u00a0pushing it here...) which he uses to engage a horde of angry rats. Cue epic fight scene.\r\nThanks to some exacto knife blades and mini-nail guns sewn to his rat limbs, Pickle Rick jumps, hack, slashes, dodges, and weaves his way through his foes,\u00a0leaving a trail of slaughtered vermin in his wake. After hacking the last rat to bits, Rick calls it quits and leaves via jetpack (Rat-Pack?) through a pipe above him...\r\n...Only to end up in a heavily guarded governmental building. Turns out the owners of the building aren't too keen on visitors and Pickle Rick must fight his way out of the building, channeling some hardcore\u00a0John Wick\u00a0vibes as he cuts down Russian gunmen with everything from battery lasers, pencil-riddled pitfalls, to rigged trophies. He eventually makes it out and back home to his normal life after befriending his would-be assassin and earning a new nickname.\r\nREVIEW: This episode is looking to be one of the best Rick and Morty episodes yet. Although we got none of the series trademark dimension hopping adventures this episode, Pickle Rick still supplied this installment with plenty of silliness and WTF moments.\r\n\r\nThe fight scenes (though a tad-overused) were very stylish and have since come close to topping my list of favourite animated fight scenes. And as a die-hard\u00a0John Wick\u00a0fan, I have to give a hat-tip to the film's second act, a brilliantly-executed parody of the aforementioned action film.\r\nAnd of course, another acknowledgment goes to Susan Sarandon in her guest role as Dr. Wong, who's monotonous questioning conveyed a brilliant social critique on therapy\u00a0and\u00a0reminded us of how boring it can be. Sarandon's role is not the first time a celebrity has appeared on the show, with Nathan Fillion, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver\u00a0(to name a few) having appeared in previous episodes.\r\nRating: 4\/5 Pickle Ricks\r\nYou can watch the full episode on Netflix.","_author":"Kyle Chapman","_category":"Entertainment","_permalink":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/2017\/08\/17\/rick-morty-s3-e1-recap\/"},{"ID":16738,"post_author":"97","post_date":"2017-08-16 15:15:58","post_date_gmt":"2017-08-16 05:15:58","post_content":"

Gone are the days where the placement of your computer or laptop was entirely dictated by the location of your modem. Wireless now rules supreme, unparalleled in its convenience for your laptop, tablet<\/a>, phone<\/a> or Netflix <\/a>streaming device. Although it has improved leaps and bounds over the years it can be head-scratchingly frustrating navigating dead zones, drop outs and drops in speed. So, what can you do to solve these problems or at least improve your wireless experience.<\/p>\r\n

Some important things to note. If you\u2019re getting the NBN try to get the installer put the connection in a central location to make things easier. If you have a fair few devices consider buying a dual band router that will let you split them onto the two connection frequencies 2.4Ghz and 5GHz to avoid congestion. Manufacturers also don\u2019t print distances on the box because they can\u2019t guarantee that your infrastructure will allow the signal to travel that distance.<\/p>\r\nMesh WiFi:<\/strong> The most expensive option but the best if you wish to remain totally wireless. Mesh systems essentially use a series of access points that connect together simultaneously to blanket your house in WiFi. Similar to range extenders but with added features like hand-off that allows you to roam around seamlessly with the access points passing your device between each other to give you a consistent, fast signal. Right now the\u00a0best mesh system on the market is Google WiFi<\/a> which comes in a set of three.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_16745\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"840\"]\"Source\" Source<\/a>[\/caption]\r\n

Run a cable:<\/strong> The cheapest and most reliable option is to go old-fashioned and simply run a cable to the dead spot or device that needs it. A cable won\u2019t drop out and will get your device the quickest possible speed it can obtain as cables aren\u2019t prone to interference. The biggest downfall here is that running a cable is not always convenient, especially or possible, especially when it comes to smart phones. So, if isn\u2019t an option for you, what\u2019s next?<\/p>\r\n

Powerline adapters:<\/strong> Not as cheap as running a cable however, just as reliable. Sold in kits with two adapters<\/a>, these devices use your existing powerlines in your house to send the data. Essentially, it\u2019s the same as running a cable without the potential inconvenience of running a physical cable. The main drawback is that the two adapters need to be on the same power circuit within the house otherwise the connection will simply stop where the first circuit ends and never reach the second.\r\n<\/strong><\/p>\r\n

Range Extenders:<\/strong> One of the more popular choices, range extenders can be hit and miss. One of the biggest misconceptions with extenders is that you can put then in a WiFi dead spot and they will go and collect the signal from the router and bring it over. They work more like a bridge and for best results should be placed at a half-way point between your router and the affected area. They suffer from having to do twice the work of a normal router, by both having to receive the original signal and then resend it. This results in a loss of speed which will be reflected by your devices. Range extenders are probably best for small home with thicker walls that just need a small boost in signal strength to a particular area.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_16748\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"421\"]\"Source\" Source<\/a>[\/caption]\r\n

Unfortunately there is no one-size-fits-all way to guarantee improved wireless coverage in your house. Sometimes you have to get creative, or sacrifice the beauty of a wire free house for performance. If you really want to stream TV\u00a0in your favourite room then sometimes compromises need to be made, but a spoiler-free viewing of Game of Thrones<\/a><\/em> should make it all worth it.<\/p>","post_title":"How to Improve Your WiFi Coverage","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"improve-wireless-coverage","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2017-08-16 15:15:58","post_modified_gmt":"2017-08-16 05:15:58","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/?p=16738","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw","_image":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/adventure-2345835_1280.jpg","_date":"August 16, 2017","_post_content":"Gone are the days where the placement of your computer or laptop was entirely dictated by the location of your modem. Wireless now rules supreme, unparalleled in its convenience for your laptop, tablet, phone or Netflix streaming device. Although it has improved leaps and bounds over the years it can be head-scratchingly frustrating navigating dead zones, drop outs and drops in speed. So, what can you do to solve these problems or at least improve your wireless experience.\r\nSome important things to note. If you\u2019re getting the NBN try to get the installer put the connection in a central location to make things easier. If you have a fair few devices consider buying a dual band router that will let you split them onto the two connection frequencies 2.4Ghz and 5GHz to avoid congestion. Manufacturers also don\u2019t print distances on the box because they can\u2019t guarantee that your infrastructure will allow the signal to travel that distance.\r\nMesh WiFi: The most expensive option but the best if you wish to remain totally wireless. Mesh systems essentially use a series of access points that connect together simultaneously to blanket your house in WiFi. Similar to range extenders but with added features like hand-off that allows you to roam around seamlessly with the access points passing your device between each other to give you a consistent, fast signal. Right now the\u00a0best mesh system on the market is Google WiFi which comes in a set of three.\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_16745\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"840\"] Source[\/caption]\r\nRun a cable: The cheapest and most reliable option is to go old-fashioned and simply run a cable to the dead spot or device that needs it. A cable won\u2019t drop out and will get your device the quickest possible speed it can obtain as cables aren\u2019t prone to interference. The biggest downfall here is that running a cable is not always convenient, especially or possible, especially when it comes to smart phones. So, if isn\u2019t an option for you, what\u2019s next?\r\nPowerline adapters: Not as cheap as running a cable however, just as reliable. Sold in kits with two adapters, these devices use your existing powerlines in your house to send the data. Essentially, it\u2019s the same as running a cable without the potential inconvenience of running a physical cable. The main drawback is that the two adapters need to be on the same power circuit within the house otherwise the connection will simply stop where the first circuit ends and never reach the second.\r\n\r\nRange Extenders: One of the more popular choices, range extenders can be hit and miss. One of the biggest misconceptions with extenders is that you can put then in a WiFi dead spot and they will go and collect the signal from the router and bring it over. They work more like a bridge and for best results should be placed at a half-way point between your router and the affected area. They suffer from having to do twice the work of a normal router, by both having to receive the original signal and then resend it. This results in a loss of speed which will be reflected by your devices. Range extenders are probably best for small home with thicker walls that just need a small boost in signal strength to a particular area.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_16748\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"421\"] Source[\/caption]\r\nUnfortunately there is no one-size-fits-all way to guarantee improved wireless coverage in your house. Sometimes you have to get creative, or sacrifice the beauty of a wire free house for performance. If you really want to stream TV\u00a0in your favourite room then sometimes compromises need to be made, but a spoiler-free viewing of Game of Thrones should make it all worth it.","_author":"Alec Higginson","_category":"Tech","_permalink":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/2017\/08\/16\/improve-wireless-coverage\/"},{"ID":16758,"post_author":"76","post_date":"2017-08-15 21:57:09","post_date_gmt":"2017-08-15 11:57:09","post_content":"

Saying the name 'Hannibal Lecter' aloud will provoke reactions from two types of fans; the ones entranced by the awe-inspiring performance of Sir Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs<\/a><\/em>, or the ones mesmerized by Bryan Fuller's psychological thriller Hannibal<\/a><\/em>.<\/p>\r\n

And if you were a member of the latter, chances are you were devastated in\u00a02015, when it was announced that the show's third season would be it's last.<\/p>\r\n

Yes, to the deep sadness of the Hannibal<\/em> fandom, showrunner Bryan Fuller announced that the show had been been cancelled. He claimed\u00a0that a drop in the show's ratings<\/a> was to blame, despite widespread critical acclaim. The show ran for another two months, with the final episode of a particularly grisly season 3 ending on August 27th 2015.<\/p>\r\n

Since then, the aforementioned fandom desperately searched for ways that the show could continue, with the creation of a TV movie and switching the show to a different channel being the most popular ideas.<\/p>\r\n

But each plan failed, along with a rather disheartening message from Fuller himself, stating that plans to revive Hannibal couldn't be made for \"at least two years after\" the show's cancellation.<\/p>\r\n

Ladies and gentlemen, those two years have passed.<\/p>\r\n

On August 9th, Bryan Fuller received a tweet from a Hannibal fan by the username of SassyNourah. The tweet curtly reminding him that the two years had passed and asked him for a report on the revival's progress. Fuller was quick to reply, but only with a vague answer that there were \"conversations\"<\/a> being had to bring Hannibal back, but those were in the early stages and being handled by Martha de Laurentiis, matricarch of The de Laurentiis Company, who played a major role in Hannibal's production.<\/p>\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/BryanFuller\/status\/895111611127521280\r\n

There has been very little word on the process of the talks, but things are looking positive based on this tweet:<\/p>\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/neoprod\/status\/896623882077065218\r\n

Will this cult-classic receive the revival fans have been waiting for? Well, let's just hope that these photos are a taste of what's yet to come.<\/p>","post_title":"Bryan Fuller Teases 'Hannibal' Revival","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"hannibal-revival","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2017-08-15 21:57:09","post_modified_gmt":"2017-08-15 11:57:09","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/?p=16758","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw","_image":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/screen-shot-2017-08-15-at-9-54.jpg","_date":"August 15, 2017","_post_content":"Saying the name 'Hannibal Lecter' aloud will provoke reactions from two types of fans; the ones entranced by the awe-inspiring performance of Sir Anthony Hopkins in Silence of the Lambs, or the ones mesmerized by Bryan Fuller's psychological thriller Hannibal.\r\nAnd if you were a member of the latter, chances are you were devastated in\u00a02015, when it was announced that the show's third season would be it's last.\r\nYes, to the deep sadness of the Hannibal fandom, showrunner Bryan Fuller announced that the show had been been cancelled. He claimed\u00a0that a drop in the show's ratings was to blame, despite widespread critical acclaim. The show ran for another two months, with the final episode of a particularly grisly season 3 ending on August 27th 2015.\r\nSince then, the aforementioned fandom desperately searched for ways that the show could continue, with the creation of a TV movie and switching the show to a different channel being the most popular ideas.\r\nBut each plan failed, along with a rather disheartening message from Fuller himself, stating that plans to revive Hannibal couldn't be made for \"at least two years after\" the show's cancellation.\r\nLadies and gentlemen, those two years have passed.\r\nOn August 9th, Bryan Fuller received a tweet from a Hannibal fan by the username of SassyNourah. The tweet curtly reminding him that the two years had passed and asked him for a report on the revival's progress. Fuller was quick to reply, but only with a vague answer that there were \"conversations\" being had to bring Hannibal back, but those were in the early stages and being handled by Martha de Laurentiis, matricarch of The de Laurentiis Company, who played a major role in Hannibal's production.\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/BryanFuller\/status\/895111611127521280\r\nThere has been very little word on the process of the talks, but things are looking positive based on this tweet:\r\nhttps:\/\/twitter.com\/neoprod\/status\/896623882077065218\r\nWill this cult-classic receive the revival fans have been waiting for? Well, let's just hope that these photos are a taste of what's yet to come.","_author":"Kyle Chapman","_category":"Entertainment","_permalink":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/2017\/08\/15\/hannibal-revival\/"},{"ID":16722,"post_author":"100","post_date":"2017-08-14 21:36:47","post_date_gmt":"2017-08-14 11:36:47","post_content":"

FaceApp has removed several 'ethnicity filters' after a social media backlash.\u00a0The app<\/a>, which launched last year, uses face filter technology, allowing its users to see what they might look like if they grew a beard, changed gender or age, or wore a certain makeup, for example.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_16726\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"300\"]\"FaceApp Source:\u00a0Huffington Post<\/a>[\/caption]\r\n

Last week's 2.0 update <\/a>gave users the chance to see what they would look including Asian, African, Indian or Caucasian. These made up four of only ten filters available on the free version of the app in a casual reminder that racism still exists around us in many forms.<\/a> The filters altered both the user's facial features and their skin tone. Social media users began to post images of themselves using the ethnicity filters to make a statement on racism.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_16724\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"300\"]\"FaceApp Image taken from Allure<\/a>[\/caption]\r\n

Yaroslav Goncharov, CEO and founder of FaceApp, claims the filters were meant to be equal and absent from negative connotations. He said the icons for those filters were the same as any other filter, and the order of the filters were shuffled so as to avoid the 'ranking' of cultures.<\/p>\r\n

This is not the first time FaceApp has caused a racial stir. Last year upon its release, a series of filters designed to make users more attractive were actually just making them whiter<\/a>. The company issued an apology<\/a>:<\/p>\r\n\r\n

\r\n

\"We are deeply sorry for this unquestionably serious issue. It is an unfortunate side-effect of the underlying neural network caused by the training set bias, not intended behaviour.\" (Yaroslav Goncharov, CEO and founder of FaceApp)<\/p>\r\n<\/blockquote>\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_16723\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"300\"]\"FaceApp Image taken from Indy100<\/a>[\/caption]\r\n

You'd think after a massive slip-up like this, the company would be much more careful about the filters they incorporate into their app. As face-altering technology continues to develop further, companies such as FaceApp and SnapChat will need to monitor the difference between what is creative and what is necessary in their app design.<\/p>","post_title":"FaceApp removes Ethnic Filters after Backlash","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"faceapp-removes-ethnic-filters-backlash","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2017-08-14 21:36:47","post_modified_gmt":"2017-08-14 11:36:47","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/?p=16722","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw","_image":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/621162853549903712-16300485-379758159056415-4647294475911863435-o.full_-e1502706681359.png","_date":"August 14, 2017","_post_content":"FaceApp has removed several 'ethnicity filters' after a social media backlash.\u00a0The app, which launched last year, uses face filter technology, allowing its users to see what they might look like if they grew a beard, changed gender or age, or wore a certain makeup, for example.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_16726\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"300\"] Source:\u00a0Huffington Post[\/caption]\r\nLast week's 2.0 update gave users the chance to see what they would look including Asian, African, Indian or Caucasian. These made up four of only ten filters available on the free version of the app in a casual reminder that racism still exists around us in many forms. The filters altered both the user's facial features and their skin tone. Social media users began to post images of themselves using the ethnicity filters to make a statement on racism.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_16724\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"300\"] Image taken from Allure[\/caption]\r\nYaroslav Goncharov, CEO and founder of FaceApp, claims the filters were meant to be equal and absent from negative connotations. He said the icons for those filters were the same as any other filter, and the order of the filters were shuffled so as to avoid the 'ranking' of cultures.\r\nThis is not the first time FaceApp has caused a racial stir. Last year upon its release, a series of filters designed to make users more attractive were actually just making them whiter. The company issued an apology:\r\n\r\n\r\n\"We are deeply sorry for this unquestionably serious issue. It is an unfortunate side-effect of the underlying neural network caused by the training set bias, not intended behaviour.\" (Yaroslav Goncharov, CEO and founder of FaceApp)\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"attachment_16723\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"300\"] Image taken from Indy100[\/caption]\r\nYou'd think after a massive slip-up like this, the company would be much more careful about the filters they incorporate into their app. As face-altering technology continues to develop further, companies such as FaceApp and SnapChat will need to monitor the difference between what is creative and what is necessary in their app design.","_author":"Claire Farquhar","_category":"Online","_permalink":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/2017\/08\/14\/faceapp-removes-ethnic-filters-backlash\/"},{"ID":16730,"post_author":"38","post_date":"2017-08-14 10:38:03","post_date_gmt":"2017-08-14 00:38:03","post_content":"

Ever\u00a0felt uncomfortable about disposing of used sanitary products? Couldn\u2019t find a bin so you did the ol' hand bag smuggle or naughty toilet flush?<\/h3>\r\n

Whether\u00a0you're a flusher or a binner, periods shouldn\u2019t be a taboo topic. No one should feel uncomfortable when it comes to disposing of their menstrual products. Unfortunately it's commonplace to flush away sanitary products. Not only is this unhealthy for the environment<\/a>, but it contributes to a vicious cycle of people feeling embarrassed about their own body.<\/p>\r\n

This is where FabLittleBag comes in. FabLittleBag is a practical, biodegradable and discreet bag you can use to drop your\u00a0used sanitary products into. You can then\u00a0seal the bag securely with one hand using the patented finger loops. It\u2019s easy and convenient to use and will help you feel comfortable with your body. The simplicity of its use will leave you stress and guilt-free and in control of disposal.<\/p>\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"543\"]\"FabLittleBag Source.<\/a>[\/caption]\r\n

So what makes FabLittleBag so special? Rebecca Park is the Australian director and distributor\u00a0of FabLittleBag, and has more than 20 years experience in marketing. She says that there isn\u2019t much open dialogue in Australia about menstrual products:<\/p>\r\n\r\n

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\u201cIt\u2019s not a topic that people in my social circles talk about, and once I opened up that conversation, there was lots of feedback around the inconvenience of sanitary products\u2026It\u2019s that awkwardness that women often find, especially when you don\u2019t talk to each other about what to do.\u201d<\/p>\r\n<\/blockquote>\r\n

When there are so many reusable menstrual products on the market where does FabLittleBag fit in? A\u00a0key aspect of Fab Little Bag is how it's\u00a0made of 35% organic material and is oxo-biodegradable -\u00a0meaning it breaks down faster than a normal plastic bag, and even faster than conventional pads and tampons.<\/p>\r\n

Since there\u2019s no need to flush FabLittleBag helps the environment by keeping used sanitary products out of the rivers, seas and sewers. So not only is it more environmentally friendly than flushing, for women who use conventional pads and tampons you'll wonder how you ever functioned without it.<\/p>\r\n\r\n

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\u201cThis is a product that could do really well here and help women in those situations. It\u2019s something I didn\u2019t know was needed.\u201d<\/p>\r\n<\/blockquote>\r\n

Make FabLittleBag part of your everyday kit. Purchase FabLittleBag online today from their\u00a0official website<\/a>\u00a0or from Aussie online retailer The Well Nest<\/a>.<\/p>","post_title":"End your tampon disposal woes with FabLittleBag","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"fablittlebag","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2017-08-14 13:31:34","post_modified_gmt":"2017-08-14 03:31:34","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/?p=16730","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw","_image":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/Webp.net-resizeimage-30-e1502622214188.jpg","_date":"August 14, 2017","_post_content":"Ever\u00a0felt uncomfortable about disposing of used sanitary products? Couldn\u2019t find a bin so you did the ol' hand bag smuggle or naughty toilet flush?\r\nWhether\u00a0you're a flusher or a binner, periods shouldn\u2019t be a taboo topic. No one should feel uncomfortable when it comes to disposing of their menstrual products. Unfortunately it's commonplace to flush away sanitary products. Not only is this unhealthy for the environment, but it contributes to a vicious cycle of people feeling embarrassed about their own body.\r\nThis is where FabLittleBag comes in. FabLittleBag is a practical, biodegradable and discreet bag you can use to drop your\u00a0used sanitary products into. You can then\u00a0seal the bag securely with one hand using the patented finger loops. It\u2019s easy and convenient to use and will help you feel comfortable with your body. The simplicity of its use will leave you stress and guilt-free and in control of disposal.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id=\"\" align=\"aligncenter\" width=\"543\"] Source.[\/caption]\r\nSo what makes FabLittleBag so special? Rebecca Park is the Australian director and distributor\u00a0of FabLittleBag, and has more than 20 years experience in marketing. She says that there isn\u2019t much open dialogue in Australia about menstrual products:\r\n\r\n\r\n\u201cIt\u2019s not a topic that people in my social circles talk about, and once I opened up that conversation, there was lots of feedback around the inconvenience of sanitary products\u2026It\u2019s that awkwardness that women often find, especially when you don\u2019t talk to each other about what to do.\u201d\r\n\r\nWhen there are so many reusable menstrual products on the market where does FabLittleBag fit in? A\u00a0key aspect of Fab Little Bag is how it's\u00a0made of 35% organic material and is oxo-biodegradable -\u00a0meaning it breaks down faster than a normal plastic bag, and even faster than conventional pads and tampons.\r\nSince there\u2019s no need to flush FabLittleBag helps the environment by keeping used sanitary products out of the rivers, seas and sewers. So not only is it more environmentally friendly than flushing, for women who use conventional pads and tampons you'll wonder how you ever functioned without it.\r\n\r\n\r\n\u201cThis is a product that could do really well here and help women in those situations. It\u2019s something I didn\u2019t know was needed.\u201d\r\n\r\nMake FabLittleBag part of your everyday kit. Purchase FabLittleBag online today from their\u00a0official website\u00a0or from Aussie online retailer The Well Nest.","_author":"Sofia Casanova","_category":"Health","_permalink":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/2017\/08\/14\/fablittlebag\/"},{"ID":16713,"post_author":"103","post_date":"2017-08-13 21:46:38","post_date_gmt":"2017-08-13 11:46:38","post_content":"

Tim Minchin has had a brilliant response to the government's recent decision to spend upwards of $120 million on a non-compulsory, non-binding postal vote<\/a> on same-sex marriage.<\/h3>\r\n

The debate of marriage equality\u00a0has been in the media for months now, with the Liberal's motion for a plebiscite<\/a> being rejected twice by the senate over the past year, and the proposal of a postal vote being on the cards in recent weeks.<\/p>\r\n

Minchin's\u00a0latest work is entitled 'I Still Call Australia Home(ophobic)' sung to the tune of the Peter Allen classic and asks\u00a0what we're all thinking: do we really need a nation-wide vote to decide on\u00a0basic human rights?<\/p>\r\n

Content warning: strong language.<\/strong><\/p>\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=khLEbeV400M\r\n

The video has gone viral since being posted on his Facebook page<\/a>\u00a0via his iPhone from his humble home in the UK, and (at time of writing) his re-working\u00a0has more top search hits than the iconic QANTAS ad that used Allen's song in the late '90s.<\/p>\r\n

The song's lyrics depict a world view of Australians, including the line: \"people love Aussies, they generally say, they think we're fun and funny, tall, tanned and toned, and a little bit racist and a little bit home... ophobic.\"<\/p>\r\nHis video ends with him calling out politicians for not doing their job and making decisions for the people, saying that the passing of a basic human rights law \"isn't fucking X-Factor.\"\r\n

Minchin's post was met with a mass of positive comments, including one calling for him to run for Prime Minister, another saying \"Thanks Tim... If If I can ever get married, you'll be first on my invite list.\"<\/p>\r\n

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Allowing same-sex couples to marry, hey? What's next? A female Doctor Who?<\/a><\/p>\r\n

PSA:\u00a0you only have until the August 24 to update your electoral details for the postal vote which will be held in September - so jump on the AEC<\/a> and make sure your details are up-to-date.<\/p>\r\n

<\/p>","post_title":"Tim Minchin's Brilliant Response to the SSM Postal Vote","post_excerpt":"","post_status":"publish","comment_status":"open","ping_status":"open","post_password":"","post_name":"tim-minchins-brilliant-response-ssm-postal-vote","to_ping":"","pinged":"","post_modified":"2017-08-13 21:46:38","post_modified_gmt":"2017-08-13 11:46:38","post_content_filtered":"","post_parent":0,"guid":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/?p=16713","menu_order":0,"post_type":"post","post_mime_type":"","comment_count":"0","filter":"raw","_image":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/wp-content\/uploads\/2017\/08\/tim-minchin.jpg","_date":"August 13, 2017","_post_content":"Tim Minchin has had a brilliant response to the government's recent decision to spend upwards of $120 million on a non-compulsory, non-binding postal vote on same-sex marriage.\r\nThe debate of marriage equality\u00a0has been in the media for months now, with the Liberal's motion for a plebiscite being rejected twice by the senate over the past year, and the proposal of a postal vote being on the cards in recent weeks.\r\nMinchin's\u00a0latest work is entitled 'I Still Call Australia Home(ophobic)' sung to the tune of the Peter Allen classic and asks\u00a0what we're all thinking: do we really need a nation-wide vote to decide on\u00a0basic human rights?\r\nContent warning: strong language.\r\nhttps:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=khLEbeV400M\r\nThe video has gone viral since being posted on his Facebook page\u00a0via his iPhone from his humble home in the UK, and (at time of writing) his re-working\u00a0has more top search hits than the iconic QANTAS ad that used Allen's song in the late '90s.\r\nThe song's lyrics depict a world view of Australians, including the line: \"people love Aussies, they generally say, they think we're fun and funny, tall, tanned and toned, and a little bit racist and a little bit home... ophobic.\"\r\nHis video ends with him calling out politicians for not doing their job and making decisions for the people, saying that the passing of a basic human rights law \"isn't fucking X-Factor.\"\r\nMinchin's post was met with a mass of positive comments, including one calling for him to run for Prime Minister, another saying \"Thanks Tim... If If I can ever get married, you'll be first on my invite list.\"\r\n\r\nAllowing same-sex couples to marry, hey? What's next? A female Doctor Who?\r\nPSA:\u00a0you only have until the August 24 to update your electoral details for the postal vote which will be held in September - so jump on the AEC and make sure your details are up-to-date.\r\n","_author":"Lizzie Jack","_category":"Entertainment","_permalink":"http:\/\/chattr.com.au\/2017\/08\/13\/tim-minchins-brilliant-response-ssm-postal-vote\/"}]