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Saturday December 21st, 2019 day edition

image for You can relax: Netflix's Witcher series kicks ass

It's where monsters are often more sympathetic than humans, products of abuse and random cosmic misfires rather than inherently evil morality figures.

For anyone familiar with the games, whether or not the show is any good hinges on how good its Geralt is.

Cavill as Geralt is as limber and graceful you'd want, whipping those swords around like a seasoned monster hunter.

There's no question why he's called the Butcher of Blaviken in the games, made extremely evident during the first episode.

Episode recaps We're reviewing and recapping all eight episodes of Netflix's Witcher TV series from the perspective of a fan of the games.

The Striga is a highlight of the series so far, a nasty beast with a truly awful origin.

Netflix's The Witcher is an excellent adaptation and some of the most exuberant fantasy TV out there. »

U.S. Navy bans TikTok from government-issued mobile devices

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(Reuters) - Earlier this week the United States Navy banned the social media app TikTok from government-issued mobile devices, saying the popular short video app represented a “cybersecurity threat.”.

A bulletin issued by the Navy on Tuesday showed up on a Facebook page serving military members, saying users of government issued mobile devices who had TikTok and did not remove the app would be blocked from the Navy Marine Corps Intranet.

Last month, U.S army cadets were instructed not to use TikTok, after Senator Chuck Schumer raised security concerns about the army using TikTok in their recruiting. »

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'Missing' jail video from first Jeffrey Epstein suicide attempt has been found, prosecutors tell judge

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Federal prosecutors have found surveillance video of the area around the cell of accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein on the day of his first jailhouse suicide attempt, according to a new court filing.

The video, which prosecutors said was actually preserved by jail staff as previously requested, was being sought by lawyers for Epstein's former cellmate at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan.

Tartaglione is being held in the jail without bail on charges related to the drug-connected murders of four people. »

SEC Football Leaving CBS After 2023, Likely For ESPN/ABC

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SEC Football Leaving CBS After 2023, Likely For ESPN/ABC.

CBS Sports execs decided that it made more sense to invest the money they would have paid the SEC into other sports.

While we‘ve had success with the SEC on CBS, we are instead choosing to aggressively focus on other important strategic priorities moving forward.”. »