In New York, Put the Fake Apple Store

FAKE Apple Store

Improv Everywhere raffled New Yorkers by opening the fake Apple Store on the subway. Comedians placed huge Apple logos on glass faces, brought fake Apple Store workers in uniforms and created an artificial queue of 50 people who supposedly stood behind the new iPhone X model. Some city dwellers believed that the store was real, got in line and refused to leave it even hearing that there aren’t enough smartphones at all.

Comedians decided that while the famed Grand Central store on Fifth Avenue was rebuilding, New York needed a new Apple point of sale in the form of a glass cube. One member of the team noticed that the newly built glass elevators on 23rd Street look suspiciously similar to the Apple Store. When the new iPhone model went on sale, they decided it was time to use this similarity.

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Then the authors of the draw lined up a line of 50 people in front of the “store”, who allegedly came to buy an iPhone X. Some people had sun loungers with them at the beginning of the line, so that they seemed to be waiting for many hours.

Fake customers left the elevator one or two at a time. At the subway station, someone from the Improv Everywhere team gave them a white branded package with an empty iPhone box. Then they went up the street and pretended to be the joy of a “purchase.”

Most New Yorkers believed that this store, like the Apple Bank at 74 Hugh J. Grant Circle, was genuine. There were skeptics, but there were fewer of them than the authors of the rally expected: it is probably easier to believe that Apple started selling at the metro station than in jest, in which as many as 60 people were involved.

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Passers-by, who believed the authors of the rally, stood in line in the hope of getting the iPhone X before everyone else. The jokers were worried: they were not going to waste anyone’s time, so the “store employees” informed people that the phones were running out and only the first 50 people in the line would receive them.

Improv Everywhere is a New York-based comedy group that organizes unexpected raffles in public places. Over 15 years, they held more than 150 events, including stopping time at New York Central Station, adding 100 fake employees to the Best Buy electronics store, and letting passersby conduct a world-class orchestra in Manhattan.

Can Anyone Own The Moon?

Can Anyone Own The Moon?

Can Anyone Own The Moon?

Almost 50 years have passed since Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the surface of the moon. “This is a small step for a person,” said the famous American astronaut, “but, a giant leap of mankind.”

Shortly thereafter at, his colleague Buzz Aldrin joined him on a journey through the Sea of ​​Tranquility. Descending from the steps of the lunar module, he gazed steadily at the empty landscape and said: “Magnificent desolation.”

After the Apollo 11 mission in July 1969, the Moon remained virtually untouched – since 1972 not a single person has been there. But this may change soon, as several companies are interested in exploring the possibility of mining resources on its surface, including gold, platinum and rare earth minerals, which are widely used in electronics.

Earlier, China sent the Chang’e-4 probe to the opposite side of the Moon, and he managed to germinate cotton grain in its biosphere. He plans in the future to create a research base on the moon.

The team from Japanese company iSpace plans to build a “Earth-Moon transport platform” and conduct a “polar water survey” on the Moon.

The question quite naturally arises – “To whom does the moon belong?”

Potential ownership of celestial bodies has been a problem since space exploration began during the Cold War. While NASA was planning its first manned lunar missions, the UN developed the Outer Space Treaty, signed in 1967 by countries, including the United States, the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom.

It said: “Outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, by virtue of its sovereignty, is not subject to national appropriation, use, occupation or any other means.”

Joan Wheeler, director of space at Alden Advisers, calls the treaty the “Great Charter of Space.”
The installation of the American flag on the moon by Armstrong does not give any rights to use the lunar surface to individuals, companies or countries, she adds.

In 1969, land ownership and the right to develop the moon did not matter much. But with the development of technology, the use of its resources for profit has become a more likely, albeit rather distant, prospect.

The Moon

In 1979, the UN issued an Agreement on the Activities of States on the Moon and other celestial bodies, better known as the “Agreement on the Moon.” It says that they should be used for peaceful purposes, and that the UN should itself say where and why anyone is planning to build the station.

The agreement also states that “the Moon and its natural resources are the common heritage of mankind” and that an international regime should be established “to manage the exploitation of its resources when such exploitation becomes possible”.

Eric Anderson, co-founder of exploration company Planetary Resources, described the law as “the single greatest recognition of property rights in history.”

In 2017, Luxembourg adopted its own law, granting the same ownership of resources found in space.
Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider said that this would make his country “a European pioneer and leader in this sector.”

There is a desire to research and make money, and countries seem to be more and more eager to help their companies.

Create mod for Minecraft? Easily!

Create mod for Minecraft

Every day on YouTube you see a whole bunch of reviews of various Minecraft mods. And you always had the desire to create your own interesting, unique mod, as on the site. But there is one big obstacle, not knowledge of corruption. Now this is not a problem with this program; it will help you create a mod without knowledge of the Java language.


MCreator is a very useful program for creating almost all mods of any type, without any knowledge of burnout. Here you can create your own ore, tools, mobs for which you can set a behavior model, and much more. Imagine that you can create a super sword for Paper Minecraft with the help of which you can kill the Edge dragon with one hit.

Also here, after you create a mod, you can dig deeper into its program code and tweak something there. The program is quite easy to learn. But if you are not good friends with English, then it will be hard.

Prescribing recipes, seeds and drops is as easy as crafting in a game. Use filters to search through the huge list of things in Minecraft. MCreator can export recipes pictures so they can be posted on the site.

Experienced developers will like the ability to edit the source code of mods in a convenient interface. The program editor MCreator has syntax highlighting, autocomplete and other pleasant things for the programmer. Integration with Eclipse is supported.

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Good luck and success!