The Dark Carnival Games Con is PAX for Juggalos

first_img You Can Now Pre-Order ‘Dungeons & Dragons Vs. Rick and Morty’ SetBest 2-Player Board Games Not too long ago we told you about an intriguing upcoming games event happening this April: the artsy Tribeca Games Festival in New York. However, if you’re looking for a gaming convention that’s a little more wicked, you now have another option. The inaugural Dark Carnival Games Convention is coming to Michigan this April 21-23, and it’s basically PAX for Juggalos.Let the Insane Clown Posse tell you more. It’s not as dense as a true Gathering infomercial, but it is still pretty entertaining.Given the playful obsession ICP, Psychopathic Records, and their Juggalo fans have with horrorcore fantasy lore, a Gathering of the Juggalos-type social event for gaming makes perfect sense. We already gave you our extended thoughts on the ICP deckbuilding game Into the Echoside, and truly there will be no better place to play it than surrounded by fellow believers at the Gibraltar Trade Center in Mt. Clemens, Michigan where the con kicks off in a few weeks.Alongside Into the Echoside, other gaming activities at the con include obstacles courses, trivia tournaments, game design seminars, arcade games, and the debut of Juggalos Against Sanity, a card game that can only be the Juggalos version of Cards Against Humanity. What a wonderful world we live in.The Dark Carnival Games Con will also feature some of the extra events you’d expect from a smaller Gathering of the Juggalos like movie screenings, art showcases, tarot card readings, wrestling, merch, and concerts from ICP and other members of the Hatchetman family. After parties pop off at the Diesel Lounge in New Baltimore, Michigan.So if you have $40 you can spare on Juggalo gaming goodness, make your pilgrimage to the 2017 Dark Carnival Games Convention at the Gibraltar Trade Center in Mt. Clemens, Michigan April 21-23. Stay on targetlast_img read more

Heres the Secret Password to Unlock Facebook Messengers Dark Mode

first_img Facebook has begun quietly rolling out new “dark mode” for Messenger.Teased at last year’s F8 developers conference, the limited feature is now available to all users—if you know the password.To activate dark mode on Android or iOS, simply test the crescent moon emoji to someone: a personal contact, a chatbot, even yourself.(For reference, that’s the half-moon without a face. You’ll know it’s right when the symbols start flooding the screen.)Then look for a pop-up at the top of your device, announcing access to the function through the app’s settings menu; there, you can simply toggle dark mode on or off to suit your viewing needs.Still stuck in the bright white glare of Facebook’s chat service? Make sure you’ve sent the correct emoji. (I repeat: It’s the one without a nose, eye, and mouth—despite the image below.)Cascading emoji are key (via Stephanie Mlot)If the crescent moons have yet to fall, try double tapping the message, restarting Messenger, or updating the app, Digital Trends suggested.The not-so-secret secret ability rides the coattails of Facebook Messenger’s recent redesign, rolled out early this year. The simpler chat client boasts only three tabs (compared to the previous nine) for a more streamlined experience.Last month, the social network introduced a new unsend feature, allowing users to quickly remove mistakes and save themselves from embarrassment.Facebook, meanwhile, continues to find itself in sticky situations.In a viral tweet, Emojipedia’s Jeremy Burge revealed that the phone number he entered for two-factor authentication (2FA) is publicly searchable—”and there’s no way to disable that.”“Facebook 2FA numbers are also shared with Instagram” and WhatsApp, as well as advertisers, he reported.“Using a phone number to sign up for services has been the single greatest coup for the social media and advertising industries,” Burge wrote on Friday. “One unique ID that is used to link your identity across every platform on the Internet.“That is why every startup wants your phone number,” he tweeted. Browser Bug Exposed Facebook Messenger Chat HistoryWatch Satellite Imagery of Lunar Eclipse Seen From Mercury TL;DR: Login-with-Phone-Number is the new Login-with-Facebook. Easy to track, shared between services, it’s the key to invisible mesh of your data. Don’t do it.— Jeremy Burge 🧿 (@jeremyburge) March 1, 2019New York Times columnist Zeynep Tufekci reported a similar situation. Stay on target Yep. I can no longer keep keep private the phone number that I PROVIDED ONLY FOR SECURITY to Facebook. ZERO notification of this major, risky change. For years I urged dissidents at risk to use 2FA on Facebook. They were afraid of this. @Facebook doesn’t care about their safety. pic.twitter.com/lW8wjBJlfz— zeynep tufekci (@zeynep) March 3, 2019It is possible to avoid giving Facebook your phone number without skipping 2FA security measures—The Next Web’s Abhimanyu Ghoshal walks users through the process.Third-party authentication apps like Google or Microsoft Authenticator and Authy, meanwhile, don’t rely on your mobile digits.More on Geek.com:Facebook Might Remove Anti-Vaccine RecommendationsStudy: Social Media Sites Can Predict Behavior—Even If You Don’t Use ThemOcasio-Cortez Slams Tech Companies Over Climate Denial at Conferencelast_img read more