Newsbytes archive for May 2019
earthfurst: In case you didn't know, Furry Network progressed out of the beta stage of development in mid-February.
BlindWolf8: "Friendly wolves use touchscreens with their noses" - Sounds familiar. [The headline that PBS used: Wolves boop their snoots to touch screens to feed their friends. Dogs? Not so much.)
dronon: Onne medyvle cattes.
2cross2affliction: The 145th Kentucky Derby makes history ... by disqualifying the first horse to cross the finish line, Maximum Security, leaving 65-1 longshot Country House the first winner by default.
2cross2affliction: Starlink's newest update has made the entire original SNES roster of the Star Fox team playable on the Switch. (Seriously, Nintendo, if this Ubisoft game gets Krystal before Super Smash Bros. ...)
Sonious: Furry literature distributer FurPlanet continues to deal with website downtime due to host service A2 Hosting malware issues.
2cross2affliction: The entire Detective Pikachu movie has totally been leaked to YouTube! Totally!
Sonious: SonicFox wins his first Mortal Kombat 11 tournament at the Summit of Time.
2cross2affliction: Recurring rat character Mr. Ratburn on the PBS children's series Arthur was married during Monday's episode. His new husband is an aardvark.
GreenReaper: Vulpine Caesarian saves four cubs.
2cross2affliction: In Internet culture news, You're The Man Now, Dog! is no more.
Rakuen Growlithe: "Do not kiss cows," says Austrian government.
earthfurst: PornHub is a potential buyer of Tumblr. Fortune.com has a piece on why that may be a bad idea: piracy concerns, deflation of salaries of porn performers, loss of creator's rights, & that PornHub's owner is "an especially private company".
GreenReaper: "Would a kitten get stressed about this? Probably not. So why am I?" - How one young woman overcame panic attacks through play; and improved her relationship with her body by selling photos of it online.
2cross2affliction: "Where are they now?" articles about animal stars can get really depressing really quick, given their short lifespans; but Cuff and Link, Rocky's pet turtles from the original Rocky are 44 and doing fine.
Rakuen Growlithe: Adult furry role-playing site @FListDotnet back up after going down due to an attack, Users on the desktop and mobile client need to change their settings to reconnect.
earthfurst: Earlier this week (on May 23) Fur Affinity introduced a new-ish way to send money to artists, the Shinies Tipping System, with the help of PayPal. (plus Wizard Cat, a "fancy fellow with the stylish hat")
dronon: If you have about 15 minutes, the FurScience research team has a Furry survey that'll be compared to other studies. Feel free to re-post the link, they'd like as many responses as possible! [Editor's note: includes sexual questions]
2cross2affliction: Character posters for The Lion King remake reveal the characters ... definitely look like animals. Also, hyena fans, prepare to be disappointed.