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  • Zombies attack Oakdale train

    09/30/2014 9:27:53 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 11 replies
    Modesto Bee ^ | 9-29-44 | Nan Austin
    OAKDALE — The lurching gait, an unfocused glare out of black-rimmed eyes, growls from behind bared teeth – the zombie advanced, the undead unleashed among the living. Laser rifles crackled to life. Cellphones whipped into view. Her prey drew back against the rail-car walls. Grins and shrieks followed the creature’s every move until the train doctor intervened, snapping on a neck harness and leading her away from the crowd. This was the thrill riders came for, had driven hours for, shelled out $35 to $50 for, on the early Oakdale Zombie Train on Saturday. “I was looking for a dinner...
  • Ebola May Infect Earth's Entire Population by December 1, 2015; 50-75% Fatal

    09/30/2014 7:40:47 PM PDT · by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide · 79 replies
    self | 2014-09-30 | UBSOTOS
    Here is the math: Ebola had infected about 4000 known cases by 2014-09-16. Incubation up to 21 days. Rate of new infections during incubation period: R2.0 (i.e. roughly doubling) Population of earth: ~7.2 billion Number of doublings from initial ~4000 to ~8 billion: 21 21 X 21 days = 441 days from September 16, 2014 = December 1, 2015
  • Professor Blames Climate Change for the Rise of ISIS

    09/30/2014 10:23:20 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | 09/30/2014 | Maggie Lit and Caleb Bonham
    A professor is blaming climate change and overpopulation for the creation of the terrorist group ISIS. Charles Strozier, Professor of History and the founding Director of the John Jay College Center on Terrorism and Kelly Berkell, research assistant at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, wrote a blog piece in the Huffington Post called “ How Climate Change Helped ISIS,” where they argue that a four-year drought in Syria, from 2006 through 2010, “devastated the livelihoods of 800,000 farmers and herders; and knocked two to three million people into extreme poverty.” "If more Americans knew how glacial melt contributes...
  • UMG Partners with Science Fictional Ad Placement Company Mirriad and Havas Agency

    09/30/2014 10:05:11 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 6 replies
    Billboard ^ | September 29, 2014 | Marc Schneider
    Universal Music Group artists have a new way to make money from their music videos following a three-way pact between the label, in-video advertising company Mirriad and global ad agency Havas. With the deal, Mirriad will use its digital product placement technology to offer Havas clients, which include LVMH, Dish Network and Coca-Cola, opportunities to advertise inside UMG-family music videos. The companies announced the partnership, a first in the fledgling in-video advertising market, on Monday morning. Mirriad scans existing videos for surfaces, like bare brick walls, empty billboards and plain drinking mugs, and is able integrate branded assets such as...
  • Serbia is a homeland of vampires, not Romania, claims American journalist

    09/30/2014 7:08:02 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    romaniantimes.at ^ | 05. 11. 13. - 13:00 | romaniantimes.at
    An American journalist has revealed the homeland of vampires is Serbia, not Romania.
  • Men charged with assaulting 'pirate' neighbor

    09/29/2014 8:42:07 PM PDT · by Moonman62 · 31 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 09/29/14 | Linda Trischitta
    Larry Harcar was swaggering down his street last week in full "Pirates of the Caribbean" regalia: Bearded, in black and with a toy gun and sword. It's what he likes doing this time of year — for entertainment, he told authorities. The fun ended when Harcar, 49, found himself face down on the ground with two loaded pistols pointed at his head. The guns were in the hands of two startled neighbors from three doors away, the Broward Sheriff's Office said, who were fearful of the "pirate's" appearance. The costume drama began Wednesday afternoon, when Harcar was spotted by Ahmed...
  • 'Cloaking' device uses ordinary lenses to hide objects across range of angles

    09/29/2014 12:38:35 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    phys.org ^ | Sep 27, 2014 | Provided by University of Rochester
    Inspired perhaps by Harry Potter's invisibility cloak, scientists have recently developed several ways—some simple and some involving new technologies—to hide objects from view. The latest effort, developed at the University of Rochester, not only overcomes some of the limitations of previous devices, but it uses inexpensive, readily available materials in a novel configuration. "There've been many high tech approaches to cloaking and the basic idea behind these is to take light and have it pass around something as if it isn't there, often using high-tech or exotic materials," said John Howell, a professor of physics at the University of Rochester....
  • Is this the happiest mugshot ever? Man beams...after being arrested and charged with robbing a bank

    09/28/2014 8:50:01 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 68 replies
    Daily Mail [UK] ^ | 27 September 2014 | Mia De Graaf
    He has been arrested and charged with robbing a bank. But Michael Whitington seemed in fine spirits as he posed for his mugshot. The 45-year-old stands accused of raiding a bank in Denver then escaping on to a light railway train.
  • Woman Dies After Taking Off Clothes At OC Market

    09/28/2014 5:03:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 53 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 24, 2014 8:15 PM
    SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) — Police are investigating a mysterious death at a market in Santa Ana. A woman was acting violently Wednesday at El Toro Carniceria-Meat Shop at 1340 West 1st Street when a security guard placed her in handcuffs, according to investigators. A witness said she was behaving erratically and began removing her clothes. “She was jumping like crazy. And then she made a mess inside the liquor store. And that’s why the security guard had to do what he had to do, and grab her and handcuff her,” Joseph Castellan said. Moments later, she died. Detectives have not...
  • Friend: Andy Kaufman Is Still Alive

    09/28/2014 10:09:08 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 28, 2014 | Larry Getlen
    Friend: Andy Kaufman is still alive Could faking his own death be Andy Kaufman's biggest joke yet? In 1980, legendary comedian Andy Kaufman and his writing partner, Bob Zmuda, wrote a script for a film called “The Tony Clifton Story,” based on a character of Kaufman’s. On Page 124, there is a block of dialogue intended for Kaufman to speak as himself, informing viewers of Clifton’s demise. Among the lines: “On June 12, 1980 . . . Tony Clifton, at the age of 45, died of cancer at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Hollywood, California.” Four years later, at age 35, Kaufman himself would,...
  • No proof that elks get drunk

    09/28/2014 9:39:10 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 33 replies
    Radio Sweden ^ | Sep 24, 2014
    Swedish Radio Science News asked about a dozen researchers, and many say the 200-550 kg animals are simply too large to get drunk on the amount of fermented apples they are reported to eat. Professor Petter Kjellander, expert on wild animals at the agricultural university SLU, says that neither he nor the colleagues he asked has ever come across a test confirming high blood alcohol in an elk. Despite thousands of people all over the world reading about the aggressive "drunk" Swedish elks Petter Kjellander speculates the animals might simply be protecting their stashes of tasty fallen fruit. One elk...
  • Tom Waits - Lucinda...[video 5 min]

    09/27/2014 6:41:36 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 43 replies
    .youtube ^ | Tom Waits
    Great song by Tom Waits... ..... >
  • Report: Ford Mustang EcoBoost fakes some engine noise

    09/27/2014 10:56:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 63 replies
    Daily Digest News ^ | September 27, 2014 | Michael Green,
    Road & Track’s Jason Cammisa busted a fuse during a recent drive of the 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost, he discovered something odd. Both the engine and the stereo went silent inside the car. It appears that the vaunted Ford Mustang – “the original pony car,” according to Jalopnik – has succumbed to piping in enhanced engine noise through the speakers. Autoblog investigated further, speaking to Ford engineer Shawn Carney who revealed that the engine-sound augmenting system is called “Active Noise Control,” and that only the turbocharged four-cylinder Mustang comes with it. ... “With the Ecoboost engine we have both active...
  • North Dakota driver killed as car hits moose

    09/27/2014 7:22:03 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 9-26-14 | Forum News
    MICHIGAN, N.D. -- A Fort Totten man is dead and three children are hurt after the car they were in hit a moose late Monday night in northeast North Dakota. North Dakota State Patrol Sgt. Joe Knowski said the 2003 Chevy Cavalier was headed east on U.S. 2 about a mile east of Michigan about 10:05 p.m. when it hit the moose, which was in the middle of the highway. The Cavalier rolled numerous times before coming to rest on the south edge of the roadway, ejecting the driver and all three children, who are 10, 5, and 2, from...
  • Ghost caught on camera at Espanola police station, officer says

    09/27/2014 6:55:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    KOAT ^ | Nancy Laflin
    On Saturday Officer Karl Romero was keeping an eye on surveillance cameras around the station when he spotted something in the sally port. A sally port is a controlled gate or passage in a fortified place. Romero said what he saw looked like a ghost walking across the lot, right through cages and a gate. He reported it to his supervisors. Detectives said there is no way in or out of the secured area without the gates opening and an alarm sounding. Police said they hear strange noises and see unexplained images in the lobby of the building, too.
  • Snake slithers out of dashboard, forces driver off I-95

    09/26/2014 9:00:07 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    CBS 6 WTVR.com ^ | September 26, 2014 | Scott Wise and Wayne Covil
    JARRATT, Va. — A man on his way from New Hampshire to Florida got quite a scare driving down Interstate 95 in Virginia on Friday morning when a snake slithered out from the dashboard of his U-Haul truck. The driver and his passenger pulled off I-95, entered the town of Jarratt, parked the U-Haul at a car dealership and asked for help. “I was sitting at my desk,” Owen Ford employee Jason Lowery said. “A traveler came in and hollered at one of the service technicians ‘I got a snake coming out from behind the dashboard.'” When Lowery jumped up...
  • Decriminalize incest, says German gvmt’s ethics council

    09/26/2014 7:28:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    LIFE SITE ^ | Steve Weatherbe
    A German advisory council on ethics has told the government it should decriminalize incest between consenting adults. But Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ruling Christian Democrats have wasted no time in rejecting the advice. On Wednesday the National Ethics Council voted, by a two-to-one margin, to call for the decriminalization of incest. “Criminal law is not the appropriate means to preserve a social taboo,” the council explained in a statement. “The fundamental right of adult siblings to sexual self-determination is to be weighed more heavily than the abstract idea of protection of the family.” Many might deem the “fundamental right…to sexual self-determination”...
  • If Trespassing is Legalized, can we Legalize other crimes? ~ Extreme Vanity

    09/26/2014 2:33:01 PM PDT · by GraceG · 8 replies
    GreacG
    So Jeb, the Jeb man, the Jeb Meister said that if Republicans take control of the Senate they should pass (Sh)amnesty. You know because it is an act of LOVE and all to trespass and waht not. But isn't this discriminatory? Not against Illegal Aiens, er, I mean Undocumented Immigrants, err... United States Citizens in "spirit"..... But isn't it Discriminatory against HATE? If Trespassing is an act of LOVE (as the Jebster sez) and it is legalized, then what about acts of HATE? We HAVE to be morally Reativistic here because the MEDIA DEMANDS us to be so, or they...
  • Meet 12 "Rejected Princesses" Who Are Too Badass For Disney

    09/26/2014 11:33:44 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    fastcocreate.com ^ | Joe Berkowitz
    At this point, we've seen just about every iteration of Disney princesses recontextualized by creative fans. The well may have run dry, but this exhaustion speaks to how eager a global audience is for animated females who break the traditional Disney mold. In the meantime, one writer has started conjuring some new princesses who break that mold so comprehensively they've become more likely characters for violent indie thrillers than family-oriented studio fare. Which is kind of a shame. Former DreamWorks effects animator and fledgling artist Jason Porath recently created Rejected Princesses, a website that features detailed, often hilarious stories and...
  • New Orleans man pleads not guilty to carjacking 68-year-old woman in Metairie(mugshot)

    09/25/2014 1:06:14 PM PDT · by BBell · 36 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 9/25/14 | Paul Purpura
    A New Orleans man has pleaded not guilty to carjacking a 68-year-old Chalmette woman who was attacked last year in a busy Metairie parking lot. Daryle Guillot, 37, who entered the plea Tuesday during his arraignment, was back in a 24th Judicial District courtroom on Thursday, when attorneys and a judge discussed the case privately. Guillot, whose last address was 516 Marigny St., in the Faubourg Marigny, is accused of assaulting the woman on Nov. 12. She just had her hair cut at a business in the 200 block of Veterans Memorial Boulevard, near the 17th Street Canal, according to...
  • Are you crazy????

    09/25/2014 7:14:27 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 76 replies
    U cannot leave teh Iterwebz they is forever. Even this post. OMG I get so much with this, this caste will I wish them do some thing about it. I mean, should you at some point arrrrrrrrrrrcquire some tincture of articulation and decide, hey, I need a career producing slick romantic fiction for the Atlantic, somebody there will do a web search and this little stinker will turn up in the inbox of every member of the editorial board by the time you've got the champagne chilled and the brie toasted or whatever the hell it is that they do...
  • Liberia: Dead Ebola Patients Resurrect?

    09/24/2014 8:09:40 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 23 replies
    AllAfrica.com ^ | 9/24/14 | Franklin Doloquee
    Two Ebola patients, who died of the virus in separate communities in Nimba County have reportedly resurrected in the county. The victims, both females, believed to be in their 60s and 40s respectively, died of the Ebola virus recently in Hope Village Community and the Catholic Community in Ganta, Nimba.
  • PETA Wants Accused Cannibal Killer Fed Vegan Diet

    09/24/2014 7:28:45 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    Jeffersonville News & Tribune ^ | September 24, 2014 | CNHI News Service
    PETA wants accused cannibal killer fed vegan diet JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – It has the stuff of a comedic one-liner, but PETA says it is dead serious in urging the local sheriff to feed an accused cannibal killer a vegan diet in order to “swear off flesh” while he’s imprisoned. Kenneth Montville, a national spokesman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said the proposal is aimed at making the group’s point that meatless food can help reduce violent behavior and also save money for jails. “We really want to take a situation that’s a tragedy and make it into...
  • Rendlesham UFO incident: Sculpture to be installed at forest site

    09/24/2014 11:39:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 20 September 2014 Last updated at 04:14 ET
    In December 1980, there were reports of phenomena in Rendlesham Forest, Suffolk near a United States Air Force base. The Forestry Commission has created a metal interpretation of a UFO to add to its trail which commemorates the alleged sightings. The commission said the sculpture was "impartial" and did not seek to answer the mystery. ... The Forestry Commission opened a UFO Trail in 2005 and placed three logs in a clearing where witnesses claimed a craft had landed and disappeared. The new UFO will be placed in the same clearing.
  • Why Is Kansas Preparing for the Zombie Apocalypse?

    09/24/2014 9:48:08 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 35 replies
    National Journal ^ | 9/24/14 | Clare Foran
    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback wants his state to be ready when zombies arrive. And to make sure Kansas takes the zombie apocalypse seriously, Brownback plans to officially declare October "Zombie Preparedness Month" during a ceremonial event Friday at the Kansas Statehouse. Zombie Preparedness Month, however, is not actually about planning a defense for viral reincarnate flesh eaters. Instead, Brownback's administration wants to capitalize on pop culture's zombie obsession to raise awareness about disaster planning and response.
  • Police: PennDOT pay loader taken for drive on I-81

    09/23/2014 8:41:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    ABC 27 ^ | September 23, 2014 | Myles Snyder
    SCOTLAND, Pa. (WHTM) - State police in Chambersburg are investigating an incident where someone took an authorized ride on a PennDOT pay loader. The heavy equipment was parked south of Shippensburg last week, but sometime over the weekend was taken for a four-mile drive on Interstate 81. Police said the pay loader was driven from Exit 24 for Fayette Street and ended up in a motel parking lot off the Scotland exit. Investigators believe the unauthorized ride occurred sometime between Saturday at 7:30 a.m. and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Anyone with information is asked to call state police in Chambersburg...
  • Replace Strip Malls With ‘Lifestyle Centers’? City Councilman Says It’s Time

    09/23/2014 7:56:39 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | September 23, 2014 3:00 PM | Ed Mertz
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A Los Angeles City Councilman wants to eliminate strip malls that dot many of the city’s street corners and replace them with multi-use “lifestyle centers”. KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports City Councilman Felipe Fuentes wants to create incentives that will lure more developers to create places for shopping, leisure activities and housing all on one site. Fuentes introduced a motion (PDF) in June calling for the city Planning Department to report on the number of mini shopping and commercial corner centers that have been developed citywide since the enactment of the Mini Shopping Center and Commercial...
  • Would you cuddle a complete stranger? A new app says you should

    09/23/2014 5:18:38 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    telegraph.co.uk ^ | 10:30AM BST 23 Sep 2014 | Radhika Sanghani
    Cuddlr is the latest ‘dating’ app to hit smartphones and it’s exactly what you think it is. Users sign up using their Facebook profile – a la Tinder – look at other users, and try to match themselves up with those they like the look of. Except, you aren’t supposed to be searching for a date. No, the idea is simply to find someone you want to hug. That’s it. No ulterior motives and no hanky panky, thank you very much. You send the person of your choice a ‘cuddle request.’ If you’re lucky enough to have it accepted, the...
  • $435K Federal Grant Aimed At Keeping First-Time Offenders Out Of Jail

    09/23/2014 12:58:21 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    cbsla.com ^ | September 23, 2014 8:23 AM | Jon Baird
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — City prosecutors have received a $435,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice under a project aimed at keeping first-time, low level offenders out of jail while letting neighborhood panels decide how the criminal will make amends. KNX 1070’s Jon Baird reports the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office was one of only four prosecutor’s offices in the nation chosen to receive a Smart Prosecution grant by the Office of Justice Programs (OJP). The OJP grant will cover two full-time positions for two years to staff the City Attorney’s Neighborhood Justice Panels in South Los Angeles and...
  • FrogTV (video)

    09/23/2014 9:46:54 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 17, 2014 | Uploaded by Joe Myers
    This is how frogs are entertained by watching their favorite channel :-)
  • Planned Parenthood: The Family That Puts Condoms on Together Stays Together

    09/23/2014 6:50:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | Carole Novielli
    You know the old adage, “The family that prays together stays together.” Well…that is not the belief of sex crazed Planned Parenthood. In a recent twitter post the abortion giant writes, “The family that practices putting condoms on together, stays together. What do you expect?
  • Texas homeowner stabs accused intruder with spear

    09/22/2014 5:29:45 PM PDT · by stickandrudder · 72 replies
    KXAN News ^ | September 21, 2014 | KXAN News
    WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KFDX) — We’ve heard about homeowners in Texas using guns to defend their property from intruders, but we don’t typically hear about people using medieval castle-like weapons to defend their home. That was the case in Wichita Falls this week, where police arrested an accused crook after a homeowner stabbed him with a spear. According to KFDX-TV, it all started late Tuesday night when Wichita Falls police tried to pull over Thomas McGowan because the car he was driving had been reported stolen. McGowan took off and led police on a chase. Several minutes later, authorities received...
  • Where did the green 'alien eggs' come from? Scientists baffled by UFOs

    09/22/2014 9:54:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 11:40 EST, 21 September 2014 | By May Slater
    Full Title: Where did the green 'alien eggs' come from? Scientists baffled by UFOs (unidentified floating objects) that washed up on a Sydney beach Visitors from outer space or a natural phenomena? Surfers and early morning walkers were stunned to find thousands of 'alien eggs' on a Sydney beach this weekend. Locals in Dee Why, on the city's North Shore, reported seeing a large number of the strange objects which had washed ashore overnight. But rather than the green spheres being something from another planet, scientists explained they were a type of sponge-like seaweed that forms egg shapes possibly to...
  • New Gun Buyers Are Being Asked To Declare Sexual Orientation and Plans For The Weekend

    09/22/2014 7:08:44 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 100 replies
    Original Content | 9/22/2014 | Laz A. Mataz
    People who purchase new guns are being forced to disclose sexual orientation and specific, detailed plans for the upcoming weeked, in the latest amendment to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive (BATFE) agency's Form 4473 that was issued as of September 1, 2014. Gun retailers said that the buyer may select one of the 12 sexual orientation options, and that failure to select an option was considered a violation, and very tacky as well. The options, copied verbatim from the form, are as follows: Dirty, stinking, breeding Heterosexual Superior, wonderful Homosexual Transvestite Transexual Pansexual Asexual Gender Questioning Intersex...
  • Vintage Mugshot PHOTO … Circa 1924: Pep, “The Cat-Murdering Dog”

    09/21/2014 2:37:41 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 38 replies
    Eastern State Penitentiary ^ | circa 1924 | Eastern State Penitentiary
    1924: Pep, “The Cat-Murdering Dog” Pep "The Cat-Murdering Dog" was a black Labrador Retriever admitted to Eastern State Penitentiary on August 12, 1924. Prison folklore tells us that Pennsylvania Governor Gifford Pinchot used his executive powers to sentence Pep to Life Without Parole for killing his wife’s cherished cat. Prison records support this story: Pep’s inmate number (C-2559) is skipped in prison intake logs and inmate records. The Governor told a different story. He said Pep had been sent to Eastern to act as a mascot for the prisoners. He and the Warden, Herbert “Hard-Boiled” Smith, were friends. Pep was...
  • "Your Daddy Was Drunk And Your Mama Was Lonely" [My Country song, now with audible vocals]

    09/20/2014 1:49:11 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 72 replies
    Me, via YouTube ^ | 9/20/14 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    Howdy All, When I first posted my song "Your Daddy Was Drunk And Your Mama Was Lonely" on FR, a number of whiny so-and-so's thoughtful critics commented the the lead vocals were too soft.They were right.Accordingly, I did a remix with the vocals MUCH more up-front. If you couldn't make them out before, I'd appreciate it if you'd give the song another chance. If you could understand them just fine, well, give the new version a listen and enjoy your feeling of superiority.If you want your own copy of the song, click here or here. Clicking here will not get...
  • I, Robot … Was This The First Robot Ever Arrested?

    09/20/2014 1:04:15 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 11 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 02/18/2014 | Annalee Newitz, Matt Novak
    Was This The First Robot Ever Arrested? On August 18, 1982 the Beverly Hills Police Department took a rather unusual perp into custody: a robot called DC-2. The crime? Illegally distributing business cards and generally causing a commotion on North Beverly Drive. It was probably the first time a robot had ever been arrested. When BHPD approached DC-2, the person operating it via remote control refused to identify himself to police. Officers searched the immediate area, but whoever was behind the thing was nowhere to be found. The bot's mysterious operator wasn't afraid of a little joking around though, despite...
  • Armed With A Banana, Man Robs Philadelphia Store, Slips Away On Bike

    09/20/2014 10:18:06 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 18, 2014 | Daniel Kelley
    <p>PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - A man armed with a banana robbed a convenience store in Philadelphia and rode away on a bicycle with cash and cigarettes, a security surveillance tape showed.</p> <p>The suspect strolled into Tejada Grocery and got in line behind another customer at the counter, where individual bananas were available for sale, according to the tape of Tuesday's robbery, which was released by police on Wednesday.</p>
  • Google reporting malware Free Republic thread re:ussjallao site US Submarine site ??

    09/18/2014 2:33:04 PM PDT · by free_life · 49 replies
    Got a google malware report when I opened a FR thread on 'U.S. Submarines: Run Silent, Run Deep...On Diesel Engines?' http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3205441/posts Never seen a warning like this before. Was using Chrome browser. Malewarebytes and Avast did not warn me of this. False positive maybe? Malware on FR or Google playing nasty with us or what? Went to thread in Pale Moon just now and no warning.
  • Is My Grandson Unusual? (Vanity)

    09/18/2014 1:26:51 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 67 replies
    Observation | 18 September 2014 | Me
    I'm curious how usual this is. Our oldest grandson just turned three. He's been going potty by himself for just a little more than one year, but has the most unusual method.He shuns the training potty and the little seat which keeps him from falling through the big hole. If an adult tries to help (grandparents, parents, anyone), he pushes them out the door so we have to peek in a crack to make sure he's doing it right. He climbs up on the seat, squats with one foot on each side and dangles his junk down so he hits...
  • Ancient nanostructures found in Ural mountains are out of place and time.

    09/18/2014 11:38:17 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 32 replies
    http://www.ancient-origins.net ^ | 6 September, 2014 | Leonardo Vinti
    An Oopart (out of place artifact) is a term applied to dozens of prehistoric objects found in various places around the world that, given their level of technology, are completely at odds with their determined age based on physical, chemical, and/or geological evidence. Ooparts often are frustrating to conventional scientists and a delight to adventurous investigators and individuals interested in alternative scientific theories. In 1991, the appearance of extremely tiny, coil-shaped artifacts found near the banks of Russia’s Kozhim, Narada, and Balbanyu rivers brought about a debate that has continued to this day. These mysterious and minuscule structures suggest that...
  • Robot with “morals” makes surprisingly deadly decisions

    09/18/2014 9:43:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 7 hours ago | Rob Waugh –
    The so-called ‘Ethical robot’, also known as the Asimov robot, after the science fiction writer whose work inspired the film ‘I, Robot’, saved robots, acting the part of humans, from falling into a hole: but often stood by and let them trundle into the danger zone. The experiment used robots programmed to be ‘aware’ of their surroundings, and with a separate program which instructed the robot to save lives where possible. Despite having the time to save one out of two ‘humans’ from the 'hole', the robot failed to do so more than half of the time. In the final...
  • Study: Conservatives and liberals smell different

    09/17/2014 7:58:53 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 52 replies
    The Week ^ | 9/16/14 | Bonnie Kristian
    A new study from the American Journal of Political Science indicates that different political affiliations may actually correspond with different body odors. The researchers, led by Brown University political scientist Rose McDermott, found that conservatives and liberals smell dissimilar. While the difference is small, it is apparently significant enough that we subconsciously prefer the scent of those who vote like we do. "It appears nature stacks the deck to make politically similar partners more attractive to each other in unconscious ways," the researchers wrote.Previous research has found a number of other political view correlations with unknown degrees of biological and...
  • Joan Rivers’ doctor took a selfie while she was under anesthesia, report claims

    09/17/2014 12:49:11 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 17, 2014 | (New York Post)
    Joan Rivers’ personal doctor snapped a selfie while the comedian was under ­anesthesia and the physician was about to perform an unauthorized biopsy that led to her fatal cardiac arrest, a report said Tuesday. The doctor took the photo in the procedure room at Manhattan’s Yorkville Endoscopy before performing the procedure on Rivers’ vocal cords, according to CNN. A staffer at the clinic told investigators about the doctor’s behavior, the cable-TV network said. …
  • Dump truck used as get-away vehicle after robbery in Sissonville, WV

    09/16/2014 6:47:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    WOWK ^ | Brandon Millman
    UPDATE: Deputies with the Kanawha County Sheriff's Department said they have located the dump truck used as a get away vehicle in a robbery early Monday morning, September 15. They located the truck, which was found burned, along Allen's Fork Road in Kanawha County, WV. According to Kanawha County Emergency Services Deputy Director C.W. Sigman, an amount of oil and diesel fuel may have spilled at the crash site.
  • Prosecutors: Doctor accused of poisoning lover's coffee had a 'fatal attraction'

    09/15/2014 9:34:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    Associated Press KHOU ^ | 4:58 p.m. CDT September 15, 2014 | MICHAEL GRACZYK, Associated Press ,
    HOUSTON --The trial of an MD Anderson cancer doctor accused of poisoning her lover's coffee got off to an explosive start Monday morning. Prosecutors say Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo had a fatal attraction. "Evidence will show she became totally obsessed with him and wanting him," said prosecutor Justin Keiter. Bombshell revelations were made within the first few minutes of the trial. Prosecutors say Dr. George Blumenschein had a pregnant longtime live-in girlfriend, at the same time he started an affair with Dr. Gonzalez-Angulo. They told jurors that relationship soured, providing a motive for Gonzalez to lace her lover's coffee with...
  • MIT Robot Cheetah Has Evolved and Can Now Run Free

    09/15/2014 6:58:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Design & Trend ^ | Sep, 15, 2014, 09:24 PM | Doug Horn ,
    The cheetah robot created by MIT has evolved and no longer needs a tether. The cheetah has gotten major upgrades and researchers continue to improve its skills. It can now run free, and a new algorithm will allow it to run in an upbeat manner while expertly navigating a grass lawn terrain. ... "Our robot can be silent and as efficient as animals. The only things you hear are the feet hitting the ground," said Sangbae Kim, associate professor of mechanical engineering at MIT. "This is kind of a new paradigm where we're controlling force in a highly dynamic situation....
  • Christ Arrested for Assaulting Muhammed in San Rafael

    09/15/2014 3:13:46 PM PDT · by bkopto · 12 replies
    Crime Voice | Sep 11, 2014 | Tom Walsh
    On Wednesday, September 3, San Rafael Police Department received a report of a fight between a man and a woman in the 300 block of Fourth Street in San Rafael. On arrival, officers found Fatimah Muhammed and Jesus Christ located at a nearby CVS store. The officers learned that the couple were in a dating relationship and currently live together. Earlier Christ had become upset with Muhammed because she had been driving too slow. According to Muhammed, Christ then spit on her and then they proceeded to punch each other. Muhammed sustained an injury to her left arm and Christ...
  • Samsung SGR-A1 Robot Sentry Is One Cold Machine

    09/15/2014 12:48:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    ubergizmo.com ^ | 09/14/2014 | Edwin Kee on
    Samsung Group subsidiary has worked on a robot sentry that they call the SGR-A1, and this particular robot will carry a fair amount of weapons that ought to make you think twice about crossing the borders of South Korea illegally – as it has been tested out at the demilitarized zone along the border over with its neighbor, North Korea. The SGR-A1 will be able to detect intruders with the help of machine vision (read: cameras), alongside a combination of heat and motion sensors. The whole idea of the Samsung SGR-A1 is to let this military robot sentry do the...
  • The miniature radio that could link the Internet of Things

    09/14/2014 8:33:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    digitaltrends.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | David Nield —
    It could help another wave of devices connect up to “The Internet of Things” and beam data back to the Web. The smart homes of the future require gadgets that can communicate with the Internet as well as with each other. As technology such as this ant-sized radio gets cheaper and more lightweight, it can be built into more devices — the team behind the new invention is hoping that it can help push innovation in wearables and smart hardware. “The next exponential growth in connectivity will be connecting objects together and giving us remote control through the Web,” says...