Passengers on Hawaiian Airlines flight got to kiss 2017 goodbye twice

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Back to the Future is real, just not the way our ’80s selves imagined it would be.

Last night, Hawaiian Airlines Flight HA446 took off in Auckland, New Zealand in 2018, and arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2017, proving that time travel is real — sort of.

The flight technically left Auckland at 12:05 am on January 1st, before arriving in Honolulu at 9:45 am December 31st, having crossed multiple time zones.

Time travel is possible!
Flight #HA446 just took off from New Zealand in 2018 and will land in Hawaii back in 2017! pic.twitter.com/3KsCEniCOL

— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) December 31, 2017 Read more…

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'Silicon Valley' said goodbye to Erlich in the most Erlich way possible

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This post contains spoilers for Silicon Valley Season 4, episode 10, titled “Server Error.”

Much like everything Erlich Bachman has ever attempted, T.J. Miller’s Silicon Valley exit was kind of ridiculous.

In the Season 4 finale, after venturing to Tibet to catch up with former Hooli CEO Gavin Belson for a fresh start, Erlich wasted no time going back to his old habits — literally — and getting cozy with an opium pipe. 

As Gavin left to rescue Jack Barker from a hostage situation in a Chinese factory to try and curry the favor of the Hooli board, he encouraged Erlich to come with him, but the curly-haired miscreant was too high to pay any attention to him. Instead of dragging him along while stoned, Gavin paid the owner of the drug den enough cash to allow Erlich to stay there for five years, and left him giggling up at the ceiling in a fugue state. Read more…

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Say goodbye to Messenger: Google's SMS app is now Android Messages

Google certainly has a problem with its messaging apps – that is, there are way too many of them: there’s Allo, Duo, Hangouts, Youtube, and also Messenger. And now, to further add to the confusion, the company has chosen to change the name of the latter, which is now called Android Messages.

Messenger is Google’s default SMS app, and can be found preinstalled on many devices running stock or near-stock Android, such as the Google Pixel. The name change is not that surprising, really – the other Messenger, that is,  Facebook’s, is a much more popular app, and it’s …