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  • Please pardon me for the wait -- Juan, 22:52:30 09/16/17 Sat
    Hey y'all so I'm finally back around. Sorry if I worried you all, I appreciate y'all's consideration and thoughts. This WILL be a long post, so I'm sorry for that.

    I actually don't remember what the last update I gave was, so I'll just fill you in on the early bits of August. So while Harvey was at a standstill over Houston, I was safe at my uni. Upon my mum's request I left my uni and went to stay with my sister at her apartment which is only 8 miles away. But at the time I wasn't really worried because the worst we got was just some wind, nothing bad. There were parties everywhere, the state of mind that Harvey was not a threat was in everyone's head.

    We were idiots.

    I attended a few parties that my friends wanted me to go to. I mean why not right? Partying in college is just a part of the experience, debauchery is important right now. So while everything is being rationed and troops upon troops where setting up base here before they had to push through into Houston as soon as Harvey let up. We were personally well prepared, everyone was telling me I was being paranoid. The now Tropical Storm Harvey was coming straight for us and I don't remember how long it rained, but it felt like forever since I saw the sun. Then we started hearing that the towns surrounding us were being flooded and that the dams were compromised. They had no choice but voluntarily release the excess water and it swept away anything in its path. As soon as we woke up we found that we were on an island, no way in, no way out.

    I came down with a serious case of cabin fever. I think we all did. Loads of people fled north before the highways became makeshift rivers. By the time most of us realized what happened it was too late to leave. Not only that, but we had no where to go to. Anything and everything was underwater, the only thing we could do is wait for it to go down. That wouldn't happen for another week. A day later we lost our water supply. The day after, the power. It SUCKED. Nothing to do, nothing to think about except the devastation out there, the guilt of not being able to do anything. We felt totally helpless and cutoff. Truly what I imagine what the apocalypse to feel like. I didn't hear from my mum or anyone for that matter in days and that to me was the most frightening thing. Soon enough the power came back on and we eagerly got right down to see what was going on. As soon as we heard there was a possibility to get out, we left. You see, as Nathan once said, "You're the most paranoid person I know, calm down nothing's going to happen". Years ago back when we had the great Memorial Day flooding in Houston, my pop and I put a snorkel on my jeep, but my jeep is at its normal height. I wanted to get it lifted, but it was cheaper to get the snorkel installed than to lift it, surprisingly. That jeep, is the pride and joy of my dad. He built it from scratch and I affectionately named him Toby after my favourite toy robot. The day I got Toby was one of the happiest days of my life, he's my pride and joy too. Anyway, so after about a week of not being able to shower, expel our bowls, and eat a hot a meal, we decided to try and go home. We ended up making it just fine, it took forever though. I went about 20 mph on an 80 mph highway, ugh. As we were driving down the road to my house, I saw some of my stuff floating down LOL. It was stuff I really didnt care about, old stuff from highschool, my letterman's jacket, a bunch of old crap, but hey littering. Literally has my name on it lol. So we got to my house and all the water was gone. You see, my neighborhood is pretty good about not getting flooded, it has a huge moat-like ditch surrounding it and the only way in or out is through a bridge and its pretty elevated. But like with most of Houston, its not designed to drain that much water in such a short time frame. A lot of our neighborhood was damaged through the flooding. The entire first story of my house was underwater. So we got right to work and tore up the floors and walls and everything was trashed. I think it made my dad pretty sad to do it. He worked on that house since it was built, I was personally pissed because I also had to work on that and UGH to have to rip it all out, I was like NOOOOOOOOOO dammit. The upstairs was fine, but obvs couldnt be lived in because of black mold, but there was power and water so I took a looooong ass shower. There was a lot that was ruined, but my mum prepared ahead of time.Mum cooked a hearty meal and we stayed there for a bit helping out in the neighborhood. Until classes started online and let me tell you, professors are cunts. I had to go back because I had to go back to work, plus classes were starting the following week. Which was ass because there's no food, no water, no way in unless you have a boat or a vehicle that can sustain driving through water. Total bullshit, so as soon as i got back I was on work mode and haven't really had a break yet. Honestly I'm surprised I haven't had a mental break yet. Coming back to uni was a total joke, im pissed at this place. How could you make kids who lost literally everything they had, cant afford a single book. Its cruel and frankly we dont need that stress. My mum and dad are taking care of everything and ugh even if all wasn't sunshine and rainbows they wouldn't tell me. But for fucks sake guys the aftermath is just.. I can't even tell you how fucked it is.

    Thanks for listening. Thank you Johnny for reaching out. Thank you Lord for blessing us. I need a fucking drink

    -Juan

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  • A Question For Imagine Magazine.... -- Comicality, 17:55:41 09/12/17 Tue


    This is a question that I'm putting out there for all of you guys to think about and answer whenever you get a chance! Now, I am going to be working super HARD on getting new material for Imagine Magazine in the next month or two, and hopefully we can build a dedicated staff that will offer up new material on a monthly basis. (Yep! I'm going to put my nose to the grindstone and make this a monthly online magazine as it was intended...even if I have to do it all by myself!) But, at the same time, you guys are super important to me and to everybody reading. So, if you have a second, share your thoughts on this! :) You can do so anonymously if you want to. That's ok too. But I'll be collecting these answers (Unless you, specifically, tell me NOT to include you, for whatever reason. I'll understand) and adding them to one of the future issues of the magazine. Cool?

    We all learn from one another. We all have personal stories to tell. This is your chance to talk about YOU! You're the expert! So let us know what you think? K?

    More questions to come as future ideas get the momentum going again.



    Have any of you guys ever fallen for your best friend? It doesn't matter how young you were or if it went anywhere or not. For many of us, we find someone that we have a LOT in common with, we laugh with, we share our secrets with...and sometimes (not always, but SOMETIMES), we begin to develop feelings for the cuties that are closest to us. Why wouldn't we? Right?

    Tell us what happened? Have you ever been head over heels for a close friend of yours? When did it happen? Did you ever 'go for it'? What happened then? Was it in real life or online? Did you feel bad about it? Good about it?

    Whatever your story is...put it in the reply below! We can all relate to having a huge crush on that guy/girl that we felt so connected to when they were standing by our side. Share your feelings on this, folks!

    This whole website is actually here because I was MADLY in love with my best friend, Mike, at the time! So I feel your pain, believe me! Hehehe!

    What's your story? Let us know!

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  • OMG!!! I just got back from seeing the New "IT"... -- Dwayne, 22:29:10 09/15/17 Fri
    In my opinion it was...FREAKING AWESOME!!! The new Pennywise was creeeeepy and Finn Wolfhard was funny and GREAT acting (loved the swimming scenes...LMAO...wow) Bill Skarsgard played the clown perfectly...DAMN!!! sooooo...GO SEE IT!!! I hope you love it like I did :D

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  • *!*!* JOEYWORLD UPDATE!!! *!*!*. ( like it's really important...ha 😝!...but it might be!! )....read on...... -- Joey (Hmmmmm 🤔), 14:32:15 09/15/17 Fri
    Ok...so I ain't done a joeyworld update inna while. So here it is ok?!! First school. College is kinda fucked up. I'm having some problems adjusting. I'll be honest ok I am. Mostly communication issues. I'm eligible for a full time ASL interpreter the Americans with disabilities act but I'm still not sure I wanna go that route ok? It's weird and it looks funny and it's distracting to other students. I made it thru highschool without one but it took some serious tutoring which is actually available at schoolcraft community college too. I'm still feeling things out ok? Gimme a break! Next..new video on my YouTube channel! Just go to YouTube and search "how to snowmobile with no snow". It'll come up. HA 😜. Plus a couple other vids. I took out all the old vids cus I looked like a little kid. HEY!!..that's the way it is ok!?? Deal!!!
    Next...I wanna say something ok? I really do... I am so sad about the state of our world. I just am. More terrorist attack's in Europe...more missles from North Korea...more hurricanes leaving hard working family's homeless... tropical islands destroyed where poor people have no money or ability to rebuild their homes or schools. The list goes on forever ok? But think about this shit Ok!!?? When u go home from work and stop for a pizza or sub and go home to watch a movie or Jack off to porn or go online or do WHATEVER... think!!.. Please please Think of all the people and families and kids that can't. Ok??. Jus for a moment each nite..jus for ten seconds...say "god please help everyone who can't help themselves". That's it!! A simple request! Not a proper formal prayer!! Just a simple request to Whatever higher power exist or doesn't! Not UR job to figure out if it's true!... BUT...it IS UR JOB to ask for help for those that are screwed an ur not! It just is. So please..ok. Have a ❤
    I love alls u guys...u have made my life better...now do that for someone else
    Smooochez 😙😙😘😁🙋

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  • From the "Why am I not surprised?" file... -- PeteIM, 15:37:24 09/16/17 Sat

    Still no charity money from leftover Trump inaugural funds

    By JEFF HORWITZ and JULIE BYKOWICZ
    Sep 16, 2017
    https://apnews.com/8f1a52ed6a3742a8b8d0d0cc39d2bfb2
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee has contributed leftover funds to renovations at the White House and the vice president’s residence. But the committee has yet to start giving money to charity, as it promised.

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  • Yet Another Rapture Day Prediction -- ., 04:50:07 09/16/17 Sat
    23rd September which is next Friday.

    A Rapture Song. Ok it's not about the rapture but hey. :)

    https://youtu.be/mH2YXlkLK00


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  • == JUKEBOX JIMMY == -- Comicality, 13:44:15 09/15/17 Fri





    THIS WEEK'S CHALLENGE: - "Moody Booty"! This week, Jimmy is laying you down on the psychiatrist's couch and wants to get some of your 'feelings' out of you! So, search your playlists to find songs that have a certain EMOTION in the title of the song! Any emotion! Happy, sad, angry, tired, frustrated, confused...as long as it is in the song's title! But you can't use words that merely 'imply' an emotion. (Crying, smiling, dancing, sleeping, etc) The actual emotion itself has to be in the title. Examples included in the 'Comsie Picks' below! Give us at least ONE, no more than FOUR! Get that moody booty in motion! Hehehe, happy hunting!

    (Please put all video embeds in the reply below to prevent the board from slowing down.)

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  • See? Just think... -- Comicality, 16:02:58 09/15/17 Fri


    ...There was a time where there was no internet. No dirty pictures. No finding other people like you in a place of safety without worrying about put in jail. And it wasn't as long ago as we'd like to believe. Imagine what it will be like ten or fifteen years from now. :)

    Babysteps, I guess...

    https://youtu.be/TKFA4WrPlfo



    Welcome back Oscar season! :P It looks like it's half in English and half in Dutch, but I'd be down to see where the first published naughty pics came from! Check it out! :)


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  • How every conversation I have with a cute boy goes lol -- Natsu, 19:49:58 09/15/17 Fri

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  • Just wondering what you guys' perspective was on 'best friends'? -- Mike84, 15:08:58 09/15/17 Fri



    Best Friends

    (I thought it touched on Com's earlier post about "straight friend crushes" too. )


    I saw this article the other day that claimed that the school that Prince George (3rd in line to the Brit throne) at his new school won't be allowed to socialise with only one child for too long. I think he's there at this school for most of his formative years, until 11 or maybe it's 13? I don't know. He's just started school recently. And the article was addressing that.

    Anyway, They're not allowed to get too 'familiar' with one friend, or one group of friends. They move them around regularly to keep strong friendships from forming, at this particular school. They say they do it so that no one's left out.

    I thought that this was kinda sad in a way. Most of my formative years, the best memories I have of them, involve best friends. The adventures and mischief we caused. There's something you get with a deep rooted friendship that you just can't get out of having lots of "acquaintances", which is all people really are until you get to know them well.

    Now, this is all assuming that it's true, that it's properly implemented, and that the kids don't find other ways of forming closer friendships with particular kids (through home life and extra curricular activities).

    I suppose it might be beneficial to George because he's gonna be a King one day (unless we become a republic before then, or dies before his dad, who's about the same age as me). So having a life where he's constantly meeting new faces and learning how to socialise with various different personalities is probably going to help him with his "royal duties".

    Still though I feel like this is robbing a child of something special that they'd otherwise look back on in later life with fondness. I know I have.

    Any thoughts?

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  • Despite the distractions, Trump's Russia troubles are growing much worse. -- PeteIM, 04:09:01 09/08/17 Fri

    https://youtu.be/Bo0koTYc4zg


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  • Anyone heard from Juan???? I made it through...3 days working in a shelter, then 3 days of no power (came up at 4 AM Thurs) -- RickGayAZ, 11:31:47 09/14/17 Thu
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  • Hehehe, this commercial is brilliant! -- Comicality, 12:54:09 09/14/17 Thu


    I love it! Obviously, people are getting all upset about it already, but it's actually very light hearted. I wish I was invited! These guys are a lot cooler than we give them credit for!

    Hehehe, Pete! This one is right up your alley! :)

    https://youtu.be/f8kuoFGgj8s


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  • Cant Remember if anyone posted this video or not So in case it wasent Im going to -- Natsu, 17:13:08 09/13/17 Wed
    Just a really powerful video



    also if anyone was wondering about the name of the song its the Suicide prevention hotline number

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  • Ok I'll say it again.... REVVIE ROCKS!! 🙆 -- Joey (WOOT WOOT 🙆), 02:24:33 09/13/17 Wed
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  • I...I just...what the...? -- Comicality, 15:09:02 09/13/17 Wed


    Why is this a mattress commercial??? LOL! What the hell, man? Why is she banging a squirrel on a rock? I'm gonna have nightmares now!

    https://youtu.be/XNT2mBjLoTk


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  • Just a short animation that I wanted to share... -- Comicality, 19:22:47 09/12/17 Tue


    Because...'truth'. Am I right?

    Still...love wins. So hugs to you all!

    https://youtu.be/dFX5RMkRCzE


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  • Yikes! Ok... -- Comicality, 13:09:17 09/12/17 Tue


    We did get some severe storms yesterday morning, nothing too bad, and the worst of it is over. However...ummm, we lost power around 2 PM yesterday, and just got it back not long ago today! No power, no lights, no phone, no internet. (I had forgotten how many hours there ARE in the day! Jesus!) Luckily we still had water, though.

    Anyway, nothing more than some boredom and some 'tree debris' to clean up tomorrow. Anyway, things are back on so I'm going to catch up, asap!

    Seezya soon!

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  • My heart goes out to you all... -- Comicality, 10:29:05 09/11/17 Mon




    My heart goes out to those of you who are finally returning home after Hurricane Harvey, only to find their home in ruins.

    My heart goes out to you in Florida, Cuba, and the surrounding areas now suffering through the destruction of Hurricane Irma.

    My heart goes out to all of you on the West Coast who are fleeing the wildfires there.

    My heart goes out to our friends in Mexico who are recovering from the massive earthquake a few days ago.

    My heart goes out to New York today and to all the families who were affected by the attacks on 9/11. (Which, let's face it...it affected all of us.

    Wherever you are, and whatever you're going through, the Shack's heart is with you every step of the way. ((Hugz)) Stay safe, and stop by to let us know you're ok when you can.

    Love always,

    - Comsie and Family

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  • My job often involves a lot of tedium... -- bwctwriter, 08:42:10 09/11/17 Mon
    Specifically, sitting with kids, for hours on end, who are a danger to themselves (either due to suicidality or their inability to safely deal with their hospital stay)

    About a week or so ago, it started pretty much like any other night, watching a 7 year old boy who was delirious due to a head injury sustained whilst colliding with a car on his bicycle. Very, very sad story, and one that could have ended so much worse.

    This kid was literally slithering around the bed, unable to open his eyes, talk, walk, eat, anything... It was heartbreaking to watch...

    And then he started to open his eyes.
    And then he started to eat.
    And then he started to walk.
    And then he started to talk.
    And now he's walking from one end of the floor to the other (at least 150 feet)... WAY too fast for my comfort. :-p I couldn't be more amazed with his progress.

    Oh... and he loves to hug and cuddle. I've never gotten so many hugs from one patient in the year and a half I've worked there. :-)

    These incredible milestones all happened within the span of a week. Whether a miracle of science, or a miracle of "god"... I witnessed a miracle in the last week. The boy I met such a short time ago should not be walking out of the hospital today. And yet, today, the impossible happened.

    "J" my little buddy, I have not shed so many happy tears over one child in the year and a half I've been there. You blew me away with your strength and spirit... And your hugs brought me to tears.

    You shattered everyone's expectations... Literally everyone who met you at my job can't believe how far you've come.

    Today, you're moving on to rehab... And each and every one of us will miss your smile, your eyes, your guts and determination... And your hugs. Those were the best.

    Even if you didn't fully understand how much you meant to us... You've changed our lives... And while we will miss you terribly... We'd rather have you get better and move on than to go the other way.

    Good luck buddy... You got this. :')

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  • Sunday Tune -- ., 19:06:20 09/10/17 Sun
    We're in London and man some weird scenes lol. We made a last minute decision Thursday morning to take then train rather than drive which was the original intention, my boss mentioned the train thing earlier last week. He said to use the company card go 1st class and get a great discount. That's what we decided to do Thursday oh I said that. :) So we get to Paddington Station Thursday pm grab a taxi to take us to the hotel and the cabbie is like "We'll have to do some back streets Oxford Street is closed there's been an explosion and traffic is a mess. We're staying at The Lancaster Hotel which is just down the road from Marble Arch and very close to Oxford Street. The explosion caused massive panic had people running everywhere, customers in John Lewis which is near where the explosion occurred were told to hide. Wtv the blast turned out to be in a cable box sort of outside John Lewis and not a terror attack. It did close Oxford Street for hours though.

    Last night we were on our way to a club walking with a couple friends who live here and a black SUV roared past with the sound of rapid gunfire coming from it. The street we were in wasn't that crowded it was a residential street but we were 'wtf' and ducked. In front of us we saw four people getting into their car and when the gunfire started they moved real fast and crouched down in the car lol, ok it wasn't funny at time. No way did the SUV backfire like that the idiots had some sort of speaker setup with prerecorded sounds and insults but we didn't think of that at the time. Boy racers used to have them I thought they went out of fashion years ago it wasn't even a fashion then.

    This afternoon we were on the Tube going back to the hotel when the train stopped in the tunnel just outside Bond Street Station. The train was packed sardine style as usual great for pervs lol and after about a minute the driver announced that we were waiting for the train in front to leave Bond Street. People were getiing agitated because it was so hot and the fact we were so deep underground. Then he goes ' we're still waiting for the train in front it appears somebody has pushed the emergency button and I don't really know what's happening.' Agitation gets worse lol and people were saying reverse back to Oxford Street but after a couple minutes we got moving. Somebody probably fainted on the train in front no terror attack. We've still got three days to go what else can happen. We got a nice fat spliff for later to calm us lol.

    Heard this track last night it sounded great through massive club speakers with the bass vibrating through the body. Play Loud.

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  • I watched IT over the weekend. -- Mike84, 13:19:26 09/11/17 Mon


    I'm not going to give any spoilers, or even my impression (though I want to) of the movie itself. Because I remember thinking to myself last Friday that I didn't even want to know from those who had seen the movie, if it was good or not.

    So anyway, I've been watching some IT related interviews (one with Tim Curry, and another with Stephen King), and these two clips popped up. It's with the new cast, the kids being themselves and having a good time.






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  • Just getting the firsttaste of the storms now... -- Comicality, 11:53:36 09/11/17 Mon


    Hurricane Irma is still a long loooong way from where I am now, and the most recent updates are predicting that it'll veer West of us and won't be so bad at all. Which is good news. But my family and I are close to some safety shelters just in case (Even though they're already filling up with people fleeing Florida). Gas stations here are either out of gas, or shooting their prices up almost another dollar per gallon. That's a dick move! :O

    We've got a lot of wind and rain right now, but nothing more severe than what I've seen in Chicago before on a bad day. But it's noon here...and ummm...wasn't the sun supposed to rise this morning? Hehehe! Thank goodness for working lamps.

    Anyway, so far, so good. I'll be sure to let you guys know what happens as Irma glides by.

    Does anybody have a Portal gun or something? We can send Irma to the wildfires out West. Maybe it'll help. :P

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  • Wait, WHAT???????? Noooooooooooo!!!!!!!!! -- Comicality, 01:14:07 09/10/17 Sun


    This boy doesn't just get to...grow HOTTER every few weeks! WTF??? No! You're breaking the rules! You get to be really REALLY hot for a couple of months, maybe a year, and then you kinda morph into a different kind of sexy later on! That's how life works. You can't just stay super 'teen boy' hot forever! That's not FAIR!!! >:O

    What the HELL, Will Franklyn-Miller!!! Give up the 'cutest boy ever' title already! It's been, like, two years now! God, he's so....UGH! I love you...

    Ahem, wait...did I say that out loud?


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  • Now that Caleb is back in school... -- Comicality, 12:42:54 09/10/17 Sun


    I had to spend all weekend teaching him to protect himself. ::Nods::

    RRRAAAWWWWWWWWWRRRRRRR!!!!


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  • DC/Marvel fanboy moment! (Just because!) -- Comicality, 16:34:58 09/09/17 Sat


    I'm finishing up a project today that I keep trying to make better, but will eventually have to tell myself to leave it alone already! Hehehe! In the meanwhile, only a month or two before the comic book big boys go head to head again! Sweet!

    https://youtu.be/xWkvXnE4hyI



    I imagine this is what "Infinity War" is going to look like next Summer! That's gonna be INSANE!


    https://youtu.be/DEBjh_MTNzQ

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  • In honour of IT weekend... -- Mike84, 13:16:58 09/08/17 Fri


    Here's a video by the Cinefix guys about the differences between the original book, and the 1990 TV miniseries.



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  • This is quite disturbing if accurate... -- Mike84, 12:32:21 09/09/17 Sat
    Especially for closeted people living in homophobic countries / regions.





    'Artificial intelligence can accurately guess whether people are gay or straight based on photos of their faces, according to new research that suggests machines can have significantly better “gaydar” than humans.

    The study from Stanford University – which found that a computer algorithm could correctly distinguish between gay and straight men 81% of the time, and 74% for women – has raised questions about the biological origins of sexual orientation, the ethics of facial-detection technology, and the potential for this kind of software to violate people’s privacy or be abused for anti-LGBT purposes.

    The machine intelligence tested in the research, which was published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and first reported in the Economist, was based on a sample of more than 35,000 facial images that men and women publicly posted on a US dating website. The researchers, Michal Kosinski and Yilun Wang, extracted features from the images using “deep neural networks”, meaning a sophisticated mathematical system that learns to analyze visuals based on a large dataset.

    The research found that gay men and women tended to have “gender-atypical” features, expressions and “grooming styles”, essentially meaning gay men appeared more feminine and vice versa. The data also identified certain trends, including that gay men had narrower jaws, longer noses and larger foreheads than straight men, and that gay women had larger jaws and smaller foreheads compared to straight women.'


    More here..

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