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Twitch streamers capture awesome footage of SpaceX rocket landing

Published: 12/Apr/2019 11:59 Updated: 12/Apr/2019 12:37

by Connor Bennett


One up-and-coming Twitch channel was lucky enough to capture the SpaceX Falcon Heavy booster rockets return, in all of its technological glory, live on stream.

When did SpaceX launch the Falcon rocket?

On April 11, Elon Musk’s SpaceX had been operating a mission to launch a satellite into orbit for Saudi Arabian communications company Arabsat.

The launch was ultimately a success, but was made even better by SpaceX’s three Falcon booster rockets making their return to the ground for the first time ever. The company had tried to bring all three back on their last mission in February of 2018 when they sent Musk’s Tesla into outer space, but the main booster rocket did not return to its targeted landing spot.

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Return caught on Twitch

When the Falcon boosters return, the two side boosters descend together, side-by-side – coming back to their own landing zones as if you had been watching the flight on rewind.

It happened again during the April 11 launch, and the technological marvel was caught live on Twitch by the DasValdez channel, who were stationed close to Cape Canaveral watching the launch.

“Come on! This is so fucking cool,” the streamers called out as they watched the boosters return in all of their glory from this close vantage point – capturing everything from the return process, including the landing gear, becoming stable on the ground and the resulting sonic boom.

When is the next SpaceX launch?

While SpaceX runs its own broadcast for launches, including multiple angles and detailed stats so viewers can get a full view and scope of the incredible landings, they don’t offer an up-close shot as good as the one captured by DasValdez.

Capturing as good a shot as the Twitch streamers is difficult to come by, considering you need a boatload of permission to get as close as they were – never mind the potential risk of being almost in the rocket’s return path.

There will be another chance to catch the spectacular landing sequence happen again on April 26, when SpaceX and NASA launch the Falcon 9 rocket on a Dragonfly mission to resupply the International Space Station.


How to change your age on TikTok

Published: 18/Jan/2021 12:21

by Jacob Hale


Earlier in January 2021, TikTok changed the privacy rules regarding accounts for those under the age of 16, so if you need to change your age on the app to have a less restricted version of the platform, here’s how.

It’s very common when signing up to literally any website or application to put your age in wrong. Maybe you accidentally put it a year or two away from your actual date of birth or, in TikTok’s case, signups were bugged, preventing users from putting in their actual DOB.

We’ve seen the impact of this on other platforms — for example, Twitter brand accounts for new startup companies being suspended due to being ‘underage’.

So what’s the deal with TikTok, and how can you change your age on the app?

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TikTok introduced new age restriction for users under 16 at the start of 2021.

New TikTok age restrictions 2021

There are two ways for you to change your age on TikTok, though they haven’t made it particularly easy: after all, they don’t want users lying about their age, especially if you’re below the allowed age of 13.

On January 13, 2021, TikTok also strengthened their privacy settings by making every account under the age of 16 private by default, which came just months after the mass ban of multiple underaged accounts.

So, here’s what you can do to change your age.

Contact TikTok about age change

Following the aforementioned mass bans, many users who were actually above the allowed age found themselves banned, too, and TikTok addressed this with advice for users looking to make sure they weren’t banned or restricted.

They advised hitting the ‘Report a Problem’ button in-app or, if you don’t have access, emailing [email protected] with proof of age. This has to be a government-certified identification such as a passport, driving licence, birth certificate etc.

Make a new TikTok account

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If you have wrongly input your age, you could make a new account

If the above isn’t possible, your best bet is to make a new account. To do so, follow these steps to log out of your current one:

  1. Click the ‘Me’ tab
  2. Tap the 3 dots at the top right
  3. Scroll down and select ‘Log Out’
  4. Then you can follow the sign-up instructions to make a new account.

We have to reiterate that we do not advise doing this if you’re planning on cheating the system and lying about your age. These privacy settings were put in place for a reason, and even if you do lie about your age this will eventually be found out anyway.

If you have legitimate concerns that your age or date of birth is wrong in the app, and if it is hindering your experience, then these tips will help.