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*737*Where Did All My Money Go: GTbank’s Mobile Portal Is Taking Everyone’s Money, Illegally

GTbank launched a quick and easy way for customers to top up airtime, send funds from their bank account to any person’s without a token and we all loved the idea.

At least until last week, GTbank customers who use this feature started noticing some fraudulent transactions been made with their account in guise of Airtime purchase. Tolu who doesn’t use this feature decided to see what would happen if he did. I sent a couple of people money and bought airtime with this platform and lo and behold, at work today I got an alert saying I bought airtime and my account was debited.

Pretty intense stuff, they fell for my bait.

Then i headed to twitter only to see a sea of complaints from people, in fairness to the bank, they are aware of this and are trying to rectify the situation.

 

 

So if you use this portal, take all your money away and lock it up somewhere, really, you’re safer tucking your money inside your pillow or in your bra.

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Nigerian Politics: Good For The Internet, Bad For Us

Politics wasn’t designed to be this entertaining but if it was, I’m entirely sure it wasn’t designed to have this much stupidity floating around.

Ever since the previous elections were conducted, the whole world turned to Nigeria who got rid of an incumbent president for the first time in recent years – A change Nigerians accepted in good fate, APC and PDP fans inclusive. But before I proceed, what does that even mean to be a fan of a political party? Well, in Nigeria, a PDP fan would abandon all logic and reasonable thinking and vote in a PDP president no matter how badly unqualified he is – That is how bad politics is here. Political parties have been reduced to no more than football clubs with fans that will go against reasonable thinking and place bets to favour their club regardless of the odds and how bad recent history is.

Ever since President Muhammadu Buhari became President, it has been one “pardon me to use the word” stupid complain or the other from his rival party. Instead of these complaints being directed and represented in the most dignifying of manners, PDP will take to social networks and prove to Nigerians why we didn’t vote them in again by being such jokers.

There has been a lot of recent activities but I’m really only going to throw light on the most recent squabble between one unsupportive group of individuals and one First Lady sick and tired of their crap.

In the recent Halliburton scandal that led to the imprisonment of Congressman Williams Jefferson in the United States, a certain Aisha Buhari was named to have played a criminal part in the affair and although the media claims that Aisha Buhari isn’t our First Lady, the Governor of Ekiti State Ayodele Fayose (who, mind you owes his workers and pensioners at least 5 months’ salary) goes and accuses her of being involved.

Angry, our First Lady says this:

 

Now how does PDP react to the First Lady’s tweet?

 

Nigeria is in a mess, let’s rally round and be supportive, as oppositions in power, we understand your eagerness to reclaim what you lost but this is certainly not the way to go about it. The next elections aren’t until 2019 anyway so let’s put aside petty rivalry and wait a while before we display campaign antics.

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Pulp Fiction And 20 Other Intriguing Movies To See Before You Die

I was going through my timeline a couple of days ago and stumbled upon a thread. It was supposed to be a thread showing mind bugling, intellectual and intriguing Sci-fi movies ever to be released. Seeing movies like Now You See Me and Lucy, I felt the list lacked some punch but in fairness to my follower, he did mention it was his pick so I decided to make my own list of intriguing movies you must see before you begin your journey into the afterlife. Most of these movies you know; others, I really doubt it but if you’re not one to let a good movie suggestion pass you by, I suggest you read this because most of the movies on this list are guaranteed to change your thinking.

I present to you, in no particular order, my personal favourite 21 mind bugling movies of all time.

 

A Beautiful Mind (2001)

 

A human drama inspired by events in the life of John Forbes Nash Jr., and in part based on the biography "A Beautiful Mind" by Sylvia Nasar. From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery.

 

Source Code (2011)

 

 Jake Gyllenhaal, a U.S. Army captain is sent into a computed reality to try and stop a train bombing from happening... after his supposed death.

 

Cloud Atlas (2012)

 

A beautiful story about time, destiny and how pattern repeats itself all through different generations.

 

Primer (2004)

 

Intellectual engineers Aaron (Shane Carruth) and Abe (David Sullivan) build and sell error-checking technology with the help of their friends Robert (Casey Gooden) and Phillip (Anand Upadhyaya). But when Aaron and Abe accidentally invent what they think is a time machine, Abe builds a version capable of transporting a human and puts the device to the test. As the two friends obsess over their creation, they discover the dark consequences of their actions.

 

Donnie Darko (2001)

 

In a funny, moving and distinctly mind-bending journey through suburban America, one extraordinary but disenchanted teenager is about to take Time's Arrow for a ride. After surviving a freak accident, Donnie (Jake Gyllenhaal) begins to explore what it means to be alive, and in short order to be in love, he uncovers secrets of the universe that give him a tempting power to alter time and destiny.

 

Shutter Island (2010)

 

The implausible escape of a brilliant murderess brings U.S. Marshal Teddy Daniels (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his new partner (Mark Ruffalo) to Ashecliffe Hospital, a fortress-like insane asylum located on a remote, windswept island. The woman appears to have vanished from a locked room, and there are hints of terrible deeds committed within the hospital walls. As the investigation deepens, Teddy realizes he will have to confront his own dark fears if he hopes to make it off the island alive.

 

Momento (2000)

 

Leonard (Guy Pearce) is tracking down the man who raped and murdered his wife. The difficulty, however, of locating his wife's killer is compounded by the fact that he suffers from a rare, untreatable form of memory loss. Although he can recall details of life before his accident, Leonard cannot remember what happened fifteen minutes ago, where he's going, or why.

 

The Forgotten (2004)

 

Julianne Moore stars as Telly Paretta, a grieving mother struggling to cope with the loss of her 8-year-old son. She is stunned when her psychiatrist (Gary Sinise) reveals that she has created eight years of memories about a son she never had. But when she meets a man (Dominic West) who has had a similar experience, Telly embarks on a search to prove her son's existence, and her sanity.

 

The Matrix Trilogy (1999)

 

Neo (Keanu Reeves) believes that Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), an elusive figure considered to be the most dangerous man alive, can answer his question -- What is the Matrix? Neo is contacted by Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), a beautiful stranger who leads him into an underworld where he meets Morpheus. They fight a brutal battle for their lives against a cadre of viciously intelligent secret agents. It is a truth that could cost Neo something more precious than his life.

 

Exam (2009)

 

Eight candidates try to find out the answer to a single question standing between them and their dream jobs.

 

12 Angry Men (1957)

 

Following the closing arguments of a murder trial, 12 jury members must come up with a verdict on whether or not an inner-city teen must die for his deeds. A task that soon gets swayed by personal issues.. Don't watch the 1997 remake of this movie, it is bullocks.

 

Interstellar (2014)

 

In Earth's future, a global crop blight and second Dust Bowl are slowly rendering the planet uninhabitable. Professor Brand (Michael Caine), a brilliant NASA physicist, is working on plans to save mankind by transporting Earth's population to a new home via a wormhole. But first, Brand must send former NASA pilot Cooper (Matthew McConaughey) and a team of researchers through the wormhole and across the galaxy to find out which of three planets could be mankind's new home.

 

Edge Of Tomorrow (2014)

 

When Earth falls under attack from invincible aliens, no military unit in the world is able to beat them. Maj. William Cage (Tom Cruise), an officer who has never seen combat, is assigned to a suicide mission. Killed within moments, Cage finds himself thrown into a time loop, in which he relives the same brutal fight -- and his death -- over and over again. However, Cage's fighting skills improve with each encore, bringing him and a comrade (Emily Blunt) ever closer to defeating the aliens.

 

Last Year At Marienbad (1961)

 

In this unconventional French drama, a group of unnamed aristocrats interact at a palatial château, resulting in an enigmatic tale told partially in flashback. X (Giorgio Albertazzi) is convinced that he has met the beautiful A (Delphine Seyrig) before in the Czech resort town of Marienbad, and implies they had a romantic relationship. M (Sacha Pitoeff), who may be A's husband or boyfriend, confronts her mysterious suitor, leading to conflict and questions about the truth behind his story.

 

Time Lapse (2014)

 

Three friends discover a photo machine that shows pictures a day into the future. After they use it for personal gain, disturbing and dangerous photos begin to develop.

 

Pulp Fiction (1994)

 

Vincent Vega (John Travolta) and Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) are hitmen with a penchant for philosophical discussions. In this ultra-hip, multi-strand crime movie, their storyline is interwoven with those of their boss, gangster Marsellus Wallace (Ving Rhames) ; his actress wife, Mia (Uma Thurman) ; struggling boxer Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) ; master fixer Winston Wolfe (Harvey Keitel) and a nervous pair of armed robbers, "Pumpkin" (Tim Roth) and "Honey Bunny" (Amanda Plummer).

 

The Shining (1980)

 

Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes winter caretaker at the isolated Overlook Hotel in Colorado, hoping to cure his writer's block. He settles in along with his wife, Wendy (Shelley Duvall), and his son, Danny (Danny Lloyd), who is plagued by psychic premonitions. As Jack's writing goes nowhere and Danny's visions become more disturbing, Jack discovers the hotel's dark secrets and begins to unravel into a homicidal maniac hell-bent on terrorizing his family.

 

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)

 

As bass guitarist for a garage-rock band, Scott Pilgrim (Michael Cera) has never had trouble getting a girlfriend; usually, the problem is getting rid of them. But when Ramona Flowers (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) skates into his heart, he finds she has the most troublesome baggage of all: an army of ex-boyfriends who will stop at nothing to eliminate him from her list of suitors.

 

Vanilla Sky (2001)

 

Tom Cruise and Cameron Crowe reunite after "Jerry Maguire" for "Vanilla Sky," the story of a young New York City publishing magnate who finds himself on an unexpected roller-coaster ride of romance, comedy, suspicion, love, sex and dreams in a mind-bending search for his soul.

 

Contact (1997)

 

In this Zemeckis-directed adaptation of the Carl Sagan novel, Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) races to interpret a possible message originating from the Vega star system. Once first contact with an extraterrestrial intelligence is proven, Arroway contends with restrictive National Security Advisor Kitz (James Woods) and religious fanatics bent on containing the implications of such an event. An incredible message is found hidden in the signal, but will Arroway be the one to answer its call?

 

Inception (2010)

 

Dom Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a thief with the rare ability to enter people's dreams and steal their secrets from their subconscious. His skill has made him a hot commodity in the world of corporate espionage but has also cost him everything he loves. Cobb gets a chance at redemption when he is offered a seemingly impossible task: Plant an idea in someone's mind. If he succeeds, it will be the perfect crime, but a dangerous enemy anticipates Cobb's every move.

 

 

That's that as far as my mind bugling movie list goes.

Hope you like it.

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Game Of Thrones Recap: The Most Intense Episode Of Anything Yet

Warning: this post contains spoilers from the sixth season of this Tv show.

 

The previous episode saw some interesting things happen, particularly with the Stark Girl. If that episode was Ghana Jollof, the episode which aired yesterday is definitely Nigerian for Stark fans. Following what seems like a Stark redemption, this last episode saw viewers bid farewell to one of the most evil things to happen to Tv show lovers since The Walking Dead’s Governor and The X-Files’ Cigarette-Smoking man.

Asides that, there’s a whole lot happening over in Meeren with Daenery’s dishing out one of her usual... You know, smart talk, proud talk, in-the-face-of-death but somehow managing to pull it off sort of scenes.

Meeren

We should kick things off with Meeren where Aunty Daenery’s finally reunites with her people albeit in a rather unwanted circumstance. The masters had come for what they felt was theirs. After consulting or rather condemning Tyrion, they agree to have a peaceful talk with the masters about surrendering. That somehow turned into Daenery’s showing off her dragons, ending the war (which probably just lasted 8 hours anyway) and showing off her newly acquired Dothraki army.

Theon and Yara managed their escape from uncle Eulon. On getting to Meeren where things have calmed down a little, they were met by Tyrion who made sure he got back at Theon for those dwarf jokes he told back in the first season. After they explained their plight and reminding all participants of their parental misfortune, Khaleesi agreed to help them take back the Salt throne in exchange for a few hundred ships and peaceful fellowship with the rest of the kingdoms.

 

The Royal Pain

 

Fina-fucking-ly Ramsay gets what’s coming.

Battle ready Jon Snow discussed strategies with Davos before the war knowing well that not only did Ramsay have Rickon prisoner, he had two times as much men as Jon did and the safety of a castle. After an attempt at a peace treaty which Ramsay turned down unsurprisingly, Sansa angrily left uttering these words as she turned away. “You’re going to die tomorrow Lord Bolton, sleep well”

For the first time, I agreed with Lady Sansa, she meant it... Then again we remember the secret letter she wrote to a secret someone, guess you probably know who by now.

The night before the battle, the usual doubt creeps in as Jon went to Melisandre to clear out a few things which included if the Lord Of Light brought him back to life to die again, or take another bastard along with him.

The Battle came and this time, it was glorious.

Ramsay being a tease released Rickon to his half brother allowing him run well over 200 meters before bringing him down with an arrow to the back of the chest.

Jon Snow following eagerly waiting to receive his brother had already charged close enough to the enemy for him to turn back after Rickon’s death, he had to charge forward into a sea of a thousand leading men all mounted on horses and ready to kill. Thankfully, his men arrived and the battle began. On foot, Jon did as much as he could, taking down every little piece of crap that had the guts to strike at him.

 

After a couple of minutes, the ground was littered with bodies, stark fighters, Bolton fighters and wild folk alike. That was when the royal thorn decided it was time, enclosing all that was left of the resistance in a man-trap consisting of men and spears and shields and men and spears and shields.

That’s the thing about a battle, you fight to the finish, especially not after 5,700 men have died. Knowing they had all but lost, the still fought their way through the traps killing barely 20 men.

It looked like all hope was lost but Alas, she came... Sansa, riding on a horse with Peter Little finger by her side eager to win back her trust. Behind them were men he had acquired from Sansa’s spoiled little relative to end the battle which he did and left Ramsay scampering away on his horse to fight from behind the walls of his castle.

BOOM BOOM BOOM, three knocks on the door was all the door could take from the giant wildling before Ramsay was trapped and Jon knocked the air out of his body.

It all ended up with Sansa feeding him to his beloved hounds who he hadn’t fed in seven days.

 

 

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Ever Heard Of Piebaldism?

So, I had an assignment to write anything health and I was going to write on the “Ear wax”. Believe me I had ready, until a day back when out of boredom I was going through my Instagram feeds and I bumped into the post picture. The moment I saw this picture on the post I was stunned, literally so much beauty in one photograph. And my curiosity grew even more to know what “piebaldism” was, and so the birth of this post. I guess we all need a brief education on piebaldism.

 

What Is Piebaldism?

 

First off, Piebaldism is a rare autosomal dominant trait characterized by the congenital absence of melanocytes in affected areas of the skin and hair. A white forelock of hair, often triangular in shape, may be the only manifestation, or both the hair and the underlying forehead may be involved.

The eyebrows and the eyelashes may be affected. Irregularly shaped white patches may be observed on the face, trunk and the extremes will include a symmetrical distribution. Basically, islands of hyperpigemtation are present within and at the border of depigmented areas. It may also be known as PBT and Piebald trait.

 

Frequency

The prevalence of piebaldism is unknown, which is there is no statistical data proven on the occurrence of piebaldism.

Genetic changes

Piebaldism can be caused by mutations in the KIT and SNAI2 genes. However, piebaldism may also be feature of other conditions:

  • Waardenburg syndrome
  • Vitiligo
  • Piebald ( in animals )

Inheritance pattern: Piebaldism is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern; this means one copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the disorder.

Treatment & Management

  • Diagnostic Tests
  • Drug Therapy
  • Surgery and Rehabilitation
  • Genetic Counselling
  • Palliative Care

Quite an education I must say, but at the end of the day it pays to know. I wouldn’t want us to rely solely on this post for an education on Piebaldism, and its other related disorder. We should also look it up and read more on it considering the fact that this information shouldn’t be used as a substitute for professional medical advice but as enlightenment.

People with piebaldism, vitiligo or waardenburg syndrome shouldn’t have a stigma on them. I guess it’s human to be a little worried, but that shouldn’t turn to pity. I feel they deserve the same amount of love given to people without the disorder. They are even more beautiful with their disorder, there’s enough love in the air to share, so let’s not be biased or ignorant. Understanding that no one is perfect, we all having our own fault and are beautiful in our unique ways.

 

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Maximising Windows 10 By Unlocking Secret Settings

Everyone has an opinion about Windows. The new Windows 10 registry is chucked full and sprawling with usually impenetrable settings file covering just about every aspect of the operating system and applications running on a computer. A lot of these settings are hidden from the user, but if you know what you’re doing, you can don your tweaking and customize Windows in a variety of ways. Here’s how to get started.
To edit the registry, type “regedit” into the search box in the taskbar and launch the application listed. It’s important to note that you carry out these edits at your own risk. While you shouldn’t run into problems with the tweaks listed below, playing around with the registry has the potential to cause Windows some serious problems.

The Regedit utility is pretty simple to use. Double-click on folders to open them or values to change them, and right-click to create new keys and values when required. It’s a good idea to make a backup of the registry before you start attempting any of these tweaks, which you can do by selecting File and then Export from the Regedit menus.

1) Enable the dark theme

There’s a hidden dark theme in Windows 10. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Themes, create a Personalized key, then create a new DWORD value inside it called AppsUseLightTheme and leave the value as 0.

Repeat the process for HKEY_CURRENT_USER \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Themes and when you restart your machine the new theme appears. Delete the two AppsUseLightTheme DWORD values to go back to the light theme.

2) Speed up startup times
Windows puts a delay on any apps that boot with Windows to get you up and running with the actual OS more quickly, but you can disable this if you want. If you don’t have many apps starting with Windows then, it can shave off some seconds during the boot up process.

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer\ Serialize (create the Serialize key if it doesn’t exist), create a new DWORD value called StartupDelayInMSec and set it to 0. Delete the Serialize key if you want to revert back.


3) Increase the taskbar transparency

You can make the taskbar (and Start menu and Action Center) transparent through the Personalization section of Settings, but if you want more transparency than this option gives you, there’s a registry tweak to show even more of the desktop background.

The registry key you want is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Explorer\ Advanced. Create a UseOLEDTaskbarTransparency DWORD value inside it, and set it to 1. Delete the same DWORD value to undo the changes.

4) Disable the login image
When you reach the login screen in Windows 10, you’ll see the default hero image created by Microsoft, but you can disable this if you want to. Head to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\ Policies\ Microsoft\ Windows\ System and create a new DWORD value.

Call the value DisableLogonBackgroundImage and set its value to 1. The same solid color you’ve set for the accents elsewhere in Windows will be set on the login screen too, but How-To Geek has an excellent guide to changing this color or adding a different image.

5) Hide OneDrive from File Explorer

If you don’t make much use of OneDrive then you can hide its entry in the navigation pane with a registry tweak. The registry key you need to open is HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ CLSID\ {018D5C66-4533-4307-9B53-224DE2ED1FE6} (note Regedit does have a Find function).

Locate the System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree, double-click on it, and set the value to 0. This hides the OneDrive icon from the navigation pane but it’s still there on your system—go to C:\ Users\ <username>\ OneDrive if you need to find it again.

Happy exploring.

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The New Rolls-Royce Concept Is At Least 2 Centuries Ahead Of Us

The British company is calling it the “Rolls-Royce VISION NEXT 100” and people are struggling with the right adjectives to describe it. This particular self driving car meets the demands of every gratuitous millionaire who is looking for ways to burn money... but it’s zero emission so that’s really okay.

 

Wheels standing at 28 inches and made with 65 pieces of aluminium, for no reason at all.

 

It’s almost hard to tell what’s going on with the wheels but lord have mercy, it does look sleek. To announce the cars arrival, the BMW-owner luxury car makes wrote a press release scarce of actual technical insight but managed to describe the car using an array of very peculiar words.

Effortless

Autonomous

Spacious

Beautiful

Revolutionary

Authentic

No-compromise

Coachbuilt

Personalized

Zero-emissions

Bespoke

Exquisite

Helpful

Discreet

Vigilant

Powerful

Advanced

Precious

Contemporary

Natural

Sensual

Luxurious

Regal

Opulent

Futuristic

Artful

Sensual

Graceful

Expressive

Dramatic

Bold

Smooth-bottomed

Unruffled

 

 

All the luxury space you can afford.

That’s a lot of words, yes.... It’s safe to say that the Brits aren’t trying to coax you into buying this car with automobile jargons, if you have the money and want the luxury, this is your car.

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Kratos Is Back Again And This Time With A Son

Two days ago at SONY's E3 2016 conference, the company revealed a new God Of War developed by Sony Santa Monica. The game takes inspiration from Norse mythology and with the game's soundtrack composed by Bear McCreary, the composer behind Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, this new God Of War is a sure hit.

The demo begins with a much older player controlled Kratos teaching his son how to hunt before drifting off to brutal weapon attacks and gory hand to hand combats the franchise is known for. After a dramatic encounter with a dragon, the demo ends with a peaceful father and son moment with our new Kratos and his son whom we don't know his name yet. All we know is he has a bow, an arrow and a knife passed on to him by his mother.

Watch the demo down below and pre-order on Amazon if you like.

 

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