Classic Disney characters if they were bitten by zombies and joined the undead horde

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Who would survive the oncoming apocalypse in the Wonderful World of Disney? Would Mickey and his gang of buddies be able to survive the onslaught of the undead, or would he and his friends meet a gruesome fate? 

The answer: they’d be dead within a matter of minutes. Heck, they’d probably cause it. Here’s what we think the end result would look like.

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Let’s be honest, Mickey doesn’t always make the best decisions. There was that one time in 1995 where he decided to partake in a brain transplant experiment to fund money for a trip to Hawaii. He also was in jail for some undisclosed reason in 1930. Then around 1940, he tried to get out of doing chores and flooded a wizard’s castle.  Read more…

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Who would survive the oncoming apocalypse in the Wonderful World of Disney? Would Mickey and his gang of buddies be able to survive the onslaught of the undead, or would he and his friends meet a gruesome fate? 

The answer: they’d be dead within a matter of minutes. Heck, they’d probably cause it. Here’s what we think the end result would look like.

Mickey Mouse

Image: DENNIE BRIGHT/MASHABLE

Let’s be honest, Mickey doesn’t always make the best decisions. There was that one time in 1995 where he decided to partake in a brain transplant experiment to fund money for a trip to Hawaii. He also was in jail for some undisclosed reason in 1930. Then around 1940, he tried to get out of doing chores and flooded a wizard’s castle.  Read more…

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Safari will start blocking all Flash content in macOS Sierra

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Google Chrome’s development team announced in May that the browser will stop showing Flash content without prior user approval, except for a few top sites such as YouTube and Facebook. 

Now, with the advent of macOS Sierra, Apple’s Safari browser is joining the party. But it’s taking it a step further: It will replace Flash content with HTML5 if possible, and if not, it will simply block all Flash content until the user explicitly approves it. 

This was explained by Apple developer Ricky Mondello (and unearthed by MacRumors), in a post on WebKit’s official blog Tuesday.  Read more…

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Google Chrome’s development team announced in May that the browser will stop showing Flash content without prior user approval, except for a few top sites such as YouTube and Facebook. 

Now, with the advent of macOS Sierra, Apple’s Safari browser is joining the party. But it’s taking it a step further: It will replace Flash content with HTML5 if possible, and if not, it will simply block all Flash content until the user explicitly approves it. 

This was explained by Apple developer Ricky Mondello (and unearthed by MacRumors), in a post on WebKit’s official blog Tuesday.  Read more…

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This is the first Indian city to install sanitary pad vending machines on a large scale

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In an important step for menstrual hygiene, the western Indian city of Ajmer has become the first in the country to install sanitary napkin vending machines on a large scale, with around 70 of them being set up across the city.

Only 12% of the 355 million Indian women in the reproductive age group use sanitary napkins, partly because they are not affordable or or inaccessible due to the social taboos surrounding menstruation. Instead, the remaining 88% women resort to traditional methods such as old cloth, leading to poor menstrual hygiene and infections. Read more…

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In an important step for menstrual hygiene, the western Indian city of Ajmer has become the first in the country to install sanitary napkin vending machines on a large scale, with around 70 of them being set up across the city.

Only 12% of the 355 million Indian women in the reproductive age group use sanitary napkins, partly because they are not affordable or or inaccessible due to the social taboos surrounding menstruation. Instead, the remaining 88% women resort to traditional methods such as old cloth, leading to poor menstrual hygiene and infections. Read more…

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Only 24 hours in the day: academic trade-offs in teaching and research

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Tiny dwarf crocodiles roamed Brazil 120 million years ago

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Judge in Stanford rape case removed from another sexual assault case

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A Northern California judge at the center of a recall campaign after his handling of a Stanford University sexual assault case was removed from a new sexual assault case Tuesday by the local district attorney.

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen used a prosecutor’s authority to disqualify a judge to block transfer of the new sexual assault case to Judge Aaron Persky. Persky has endured widespread criticism and calls for his removal after he sentenced former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, 20, on June 3 to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a young woman after she had passed out from too much alcohol at a fraternity party where they met.

SEE ALSO: ‘The judge got it wrong’: Politicians join Stanford rape outcry

Persky was briefly transferred a case Tuesday in which he would decide whether a former San Jose nurse should stand trial on charges he sexually assaulted a patient while she was sedated. Each side in criminal cases is allowed one motion to remove a judge from a case and have it assigned to another judge, but such a move is rare.
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A Northern California judge at the center of a recall campaign after his handling of a Stanford University sexual assault case was removed from a new sexual assault case Tuesday by the local district attorney.

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen used a prosecutor’s authority to disqualify a judge to block transfer of the new sexual assault case to Judge Aaron Persky. Persky has endured widespread criticism and calls for his removal after he sentenced former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, 20, on June 3 to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a young woman after she had passed out from too much alcohol at a fraternity party where they met.

SEE ALSO: ‘The judge got it wrong’: Politicians join Stanford rape outcry

Persky was briefly transferred a case Tuesday in which he would decide whether a former San Jose nurse should stand trial on charges he sexually assaulted a patient while she was sedated. Each side in criminal cases is allowed one motion to remove a judge from a case and have it assigned to another judge, but such a move is rare.
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Las Vegas’ Riviera Bites the Dust in a Thundering Demolition

The once mobbed-up hotel and casino can’t be protected from an expanding convention center.

The Las Vegas Riviera hotel and casino was once a bastion of mob activity—the “Chicago Outfit’s crown jewel in the desert,” according to one historian—but it’s proving no match for the terrible force known as a convention-center expansion project.

Early Tuesday morning, crews triggered explosives in the resort’s Monaco Tower, reducing its 24 stories to billowing dust and rubble in seconds. Its second Monte Carlo tower is scheduled for demolition later this summer. Once a good place to catch Frank Sinatra, Liberace, and Barbara Streisand, the site will soon be suitable for attending credit-management expos and law-enforcement reunions as part of the city’s revamped convention center.

The “Riv” is just the latest Vegas landmark to meet an explosive demise. When it shuttered last spring, CityLab’s Laura Bliss reported:

It will be the third major structure in Las Vegas to come down the dynamite way this year, along with February’s implosions of the Clarion and Gramercy hotels….

And as before, the demolitions imply their opposite: Las Vegas is reinventing itself again as it recovers from the recession’s long economic downturn. Many of the new construction projects, like the one the Riviera is making way for, are oriented less toward old-school gamblers and more toward a younger generation looking for more social experiences. On Tuesday, just down the road from the Riviera, construction for Resorts World Las Vegas will break ground. Apart from a casino, proposals for the “Asian-themed” leisure-plex include a green rooftop promenade, an indoor water park, and a panda exhibit. In the spring of 2016, a concert arena from MGM Resorts International is slated for completion.

Here’s footage of the legendary building dying Tuesday, proving that in today’s society nothing is sacred from jackasses with laser pointers: