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  • Jet propelled hoverboard smashes world record for furthest flight [video]
    Posted by on May 3rd, 2016

    Last week some dude without engineering skills created a homemade hoverbike HERE that sent geeks into a frenzy, but it has nothing on inventor Frank Zapata who just smashed the world record for longest hoverboard flight. Zapata’s jet propelled hoverboard went 2.2 km, ten times further than the previous record and is capable of going up to 150 km/h. He broke the record in France that has been confirmed by Guinness World Records.

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    Here’s the video.

    Don’t expect it to commercially available anytime soon though.

    “The company plans more demonstrations and will soon release additional footage. As for commercializing it, Zapata has already been approached by numerous companies, and thinks the Flyboard Air would be useful for government and security forces. He’s even working on a more advanced design that would be easier for the general public to use. “If everybody wants a Flyboard Air, we have to work with the government, we have to work with liability, we have to work on a thousand things. But why not?” [Engadget]


    GoFundMe page for CT waitress who received no tip because of skin colour now over R80k
    Posted by on May 3rd, 2016

    A waitress working at ObzCafe in Cape Town was reduced to tears after a controversial #RhodesMustFall activist refused to tip her saying “WE WILL GIVE TIP WHEN YOU RETURN THE LAND.” Ntokozo Qwabe proudly bragged on Facebook how he couldn’t stop smiling after not tipping the Obz Cafe waitress and why he did it. In response several crowd-funding campaigns were created in support of the 24 yr old waitress, Ashleigh Schultz, with over R44 000 raised locally in the first 24 hours and currently a GoFundMe campaign is sitting at over $6000…or around R80 000.

    This was the Facebook post from Qwabe.


    And here’s the current GoFundMe page.

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    Ntokozo Qwabe had his Facebook profile banned, but was back 3 days later and said

    “I’m expecting a parallel fundraising campaign for the hundreds of years of actual (not imagined) black pain white people have inflicted (and continue to inflict) on black people’s bodies.

    “I am talking about hundreds of years of enslavement, lynching, colonisation & ongoing neocolonisation and capitalist exploitation of black bodies,” he said on Facebook yesterday.

    He posted his Facebook account was reported by “white supremacists” so he had set up another.” [iol]

    Now you know.

    UPDATE: the GoFundMe page has now reached $6815…which is a few rands short of R100 000.

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