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  • @RepWeiner beats a hasty retweet

    06/01/2011 5:06:35 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 1, 2011 | Dana Milbank
    Memorial Day barbecues may be over, but this town is enjoying a Weiner roast of obscene proportions. On the spit: Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York, perhaps the most pugilistic Democrat in the House, who now finds himself in a fight he does not relish. Over the holiday weekend, a waist-down photograph of an aroused man in boxer briefs was sent from Weiner’s official Twitter account to tens of thousands of followers. Weiner had a plausible explanation: His Twitter account was hacked and he didn’t send the photo. That’s where the plausibility ends. Asked by NBC’s Luke Russert whether the...
  • US Admits Human Rights Shortcomings In UN Report (O Admin. says our record 'less than perfect')

    08/23/2010 2:30:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 42 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/23/10 | Matthew Lee - ap
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration has told the United Nations that America's human rights record is less than perfect while stressing that the U.S. political system has built-in safeguards that promote improvements. In its first-ever report to the U.N. Human Rights Council on conditions in the United States, the State Department said some minorities are still victims of discrimination. Despite progress in reforming past unfair policies and practices, the report said "work remains to meet our goal of ensuring equality before the law for all."
  • 13 Glaring iPad Shortcomings

    04/05/2010 1:11:49 PM PDT · by Touch Not the Cat · 103 replies · 1,916+ views
    LiveScience.com via yahoo ^ | Mon Apr 5, 1:10 am ET | Ker Than and Robert Roy Britt
    It's Awkward You can't carry it on your hip like a phone, so it presents the same portability issues as any laptop - you'll need a case of some sort to protect it and carry the power cable. It's heavy To be sure, at 1.5 pounds and with all this functionality, the iPad is an impressive feat of engineering. But it's simply not light enough It's slippery We might ignore the awkward size and weight, but the iPad is also slippery, and its aluminum back is ever-so-slightly slightly concave. The screen has too much glare The iPad has the same...
  • Sonar tests reveal levee shortcomings

    12/01/2005 7:57:22 PM PST · by Imnotalib · 8 replies · 532+ views
    Young, now helping to rebuild three damaged New Orleans canals between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain, said design drawings show that steel pilings reinforcing the levees should have been driven to a depth of 17 feet below sea level. That does not appear to have been the case, based on preliminary findings by an investigative team led by Louisiana State University civil engineering professor Ivor van Heerden. Using sonar, his tests have shown sheet pilings at the canal went to only 10 feet below sea level. Steve Spencer, chief engineer for Orleans Parish levees, said his agency did the...