Local dad wants high school to change its 'Phoenix' mascot because it sounds too much like 'penis'

A dad in Utah has created a Change.org petition asking his kids' school district to change the mascot for the soon-to-open Farmington High School in Utah's Davis School District. Why? Because he thinks the current mascot, "The Phoenix," sounds too much like "penis."SEE ALSO:

Azzedine Alaïa, known for pioneering designs and for 'Clueless,' dies at 82

"This is an Alaïa!"The image of Cher refusing to lay on the ground when getting robbed at gunpoint in Clueless because of her designer dress is a lasting one. R.I.P. Azzedine Alaia

Now we get the 'Gilmore Girls' joke about Katy Perry and some nuns

Remember in the Gilmore Girls revival when Lorelai Gilmore wanted to expand buy an old building owned by nuns to expand the Dragonfly Inn? SEE ALSO: Luke from 'Gilmore Girls' is selling out and starting a coffee brand"If you're interested you better move fast," one of the nuns told her.

Australia just landed its first high performance centre for esports

Oceania's esports industry just took a huge step forward.Australia has opened its very first Esports High Performance Centre in Sydney, a new home base for Oceania’s leading League of Legends team, the LG Dire Wolves.SEE ALSO:

Jessica Chastain absolutely skewers Hollywood's sexist audition culture

Hollywood audition culture is notoriously sexist — celebrities like Jennifer Lawrence and Emmy Rossum have spoken out about it before. And in a new sketch from Friday's Tonight Show, Jessica Chastain took another dig at the famously toxic process.In the sketch,

Maybe the problem with 'Justice League' is that it's not enough like 'Batman v Superman'

Justice League is fine. It's fine! If you trust the Tomatometer, it is 13 percentage points more fine than its predecessor, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Justice League earned those points by going out of its way to address the criticisms lobbed at BvS, resulting in a film that's lighter,

Y Combinator cuts ties with Peter Thiel

Silicon Valley startup accelerator Y Combinator has cut ties with Peter Thiel, BuzzFeed reported. The billionaire PayPal founder joined the accelerator as a part-time partner in 2015. Since then,

Polarize your Thanksgiving guests by serving up a Hot Cheetos turkey

Interested in getting barred from all future family Thanksgivings? Consider bringing a turkey covered in Hot Cheetos dust to this year's gathering.We can all thank Reynolds (as in Reynolds wrap) for this creative and unique holiday treat. Please send all feedback to them and not to us.SEE ALSO:

Twitter updates policies to explain why it won't ban Trump

Twitter wants to be absolutely clear to everyone what's a good tweet and what's a bad tweet. And by good and bad tweets, we mean offensive and breaking Twitter's rules. And by everyone, we mean President Donald Trump and the people, like myself,

Saving the world is possible with cardboard in this behind the scenes of our 'Justice League' homema

Mark joins the ranks of the Justice League, armed with the power of cardboard and hot glue! Watch how the homemade crew makes a big-budget trailer, with low-budget materials, in this DIY Justice League Trailer.Subscribe to CineFix for more movie-related content! Read more...More about Marvel,

Gift ideas for kids: STEM toys that are fun and teach coding

Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission.Millennials' kids are growing up having never known a world before the internet, smartphones, and on-demand television. They're even more comfortable with devices than we are,

假若王思聪投资锤子 小米怕吗?

摘要 : 一向以工匠情怀著称的罗永浩,显然骨子里还是想认真打造一款有技术含量、有科技情怀的高品质手机,无奈理想主义者背后还缺少一个土豪给予财力支撑。

SheTaxis:女性专用出租车服务

最近频发的单身女性遇害案引人关注,坐黑车是其中的主要原因之一。单上个月就发生了2起—8月20日,重庆搭错车女学生遭司机杀害; 8月27日,女大学生在济南火车站搭黑车被司机囚禁性虐4天。

一道面试题:如何防止异步请求的重复提交 - Tong Zeng

今天阿里面试时考官问了一道题,以下是大致的回忆:问题大意: 如果点击一个按钮发送异步请求,如何防止短时间内用户重复提交,从而造成数据覆盖等问题:我回答的解决方法有:1.

他为阿里引入了美团与UC

阿里出来创业的橙员有两个 Tony,一个是唱吧的创始人陈华,另一个是蝙蝠资本的屈田。两个人都是北大毕业的高才生,陈华是计算机系统毕业,科班出身,屈田大学学的却是物理。  屈田的经历,挺有趣人大附中上的 ... ...

可愛機械人手機座 收到訊息自動揮揮手

很多人在辦公室會將手機調整至靜音模式,結果是頻頻錯過了來電。在辦公室上班的英國人 Billy Wood 心同感受,於是設計了一款低調地提醒來電和訊息的機械人手機座。

百度正研发抗雾霾骑行智能头盔,将率先运用到智能自行车DuBike

最近有消息称百度正在研发一款抗雾霾骑行智能头盔,可通过“风幕”技术实现对人脸周边空气的有效净化。该项目由百度深度学习实验室(IDL)牵头,目前产品已处于实验室原型测试阶段。

Live from Comic-Con

Here’s your daily reminder that Gizmodo is on the ground at San Diego Comic-Con all weekend! Check us out on Vine and Instagram for peeks at cool stuff like the Avengers statue from Age of Ultron, new Star Wars toys, giant Batmans, and much, much more. Read more...

中国联通基站建设加速:年底超120万个

据了解,在今日下午的媒体沟通会上,中国联通透露正全力推进4G建设,预计2015年底,中国联通的基站规模将超过120万个。这意味着中国联通大大加速了基站建设计划。数据显示,去年底中国联通基站数量为56.

Apple announces iPhone event for September

Apple sent out press invites for its fall iPhone event on Thursday. The event will take place on Sept. 9, 2015 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.At the event, Apple is expected to show off new iPhone models as well as a new Apple TV.

CC BY-SA 4.0单向兼容GPLv3

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