First Post! October 18, 2019

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It's First Post! time, Shacknews. Let's officially kick off the day of posting here. Please take a look.


Energy Secretary Rick Perry to step down

Things are going great at the White House...
Things are going great at the White House...

Amidst an ongoing investigation into the Ukraine phone call, Energy Secretary Rick Perry is turning in his glasses and will resign at the end of the year. He also has said that he isn't sure if he will comply with the subpoena in the impeachment inquiry. Another jaboofer bites the dust in Trump's cabinet. I am sure the Shackers posting to our daily mega Trump Dump thread on the Chatty will have a lot to say about this. (Login and turn off political filters to see the massive thread on the Shacknews Chatty)


Chonky Pikachu returns!

I just want to hug Chonky Pikachu.
I just want to hug Chonky Pikachu.

Like a chonky phoenix rising from the ashes, Gigantamax Pikachu appeared in a recent Pokemon Sword and Shield trailer. Only time will tell if Chonky Pika will be able to save Nintendo shareholders from the stock's recent decline.


Samsung Galaxy S10 and Note S10 has a fingerprint sensor security flaw

Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET
Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET

Samsung fans might want to hold off on getting a screen protector for their new S10 smartphones. A British woman is reporting that the onscreen fingerprint sensor is easily duped by screen protectors. Yikes. I would probably go with a Pixel 4 if I wasn't so beholden to Apple's ecosystem. Thanks to FirstPersonCooter for bringing this to my attention with their Shacknew Chatty thread.


FRIDAY GIF ANIMATION THREAD OF DOOM

If you aren't reading the Shacknews Chatty Gif thread, you are doing it wrong.
If you aren't reading the Shacknews Chatty Gif thread, you are doing it wrong.

It's Friday, which means Maddog_Delphi97 is posting all the dank gifs to his mega Shacknews Chatty thread. Head over there to LOL some damn posts.


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Lola is the best dog ever.
Lola is the best dog ever.

What are you up to, today? Let us know in the Shacknews Chatty comment thread below.

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Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Tendobox.com. Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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    October 18, 2019 8:30 AM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, First Post! October 18, 2019

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      October 18, 2019 9:00 AM

      TGIF

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      October 18, 2019 10:23 AM

      I missed all those shack articles, thanks for the recap. Manual tag to go back and read today!

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      October 18, 2019 10:27 AM

      I like these threads. Also Lola is looking lovely.

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      October 18, 2019 10:36 AM

      "jaboofer" is my new favourite word

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      October 18, 2019 11:09 AM

      The DBZ reference in there is pretty great.

      Lola looks like she's wearing a very soft white sweater.

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      October 18, 2019 12:21 PM

      where’s the disco elysium review sir??

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      October 18, 2019 3:21 PM

      How’s everybody’s Friday? I’m going to watch It part 1 tonight.

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        October 18, 2019 4:10 PM

        Should have some nice uninterrupted time for Disco Elysium tonight.

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        October 18, 2019 9:16 PM

        I crashed out and slept for 3 hours right after work. Now I just feel weird.

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        October 18, 2019 9:28 PM

        A solid meh. Saturday is half over and shaping up to be the same

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      October 18, 2019 9:26 PM

      Nice, I like this new/oldschool post style.

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