Say Goodbye To That Unwanted U2 Album
I thought a ski slope took care of Sonny Bono a long time ago.
It's Cher that still needs to be removed.
High School Student Builds Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprint
Just what I need in a firearm.
Note that the summary says "gun" and not weapon or firearm.
Why are all my military cronies chuckling . . . ?
Maybe "unlocking your gun with your fingerprints" means something else to then . . . ?
"Sir, no Sir, Drill Instructor, Sir. I only shook it three times, as instructed, Sir!"
Drone-Based Businesses: Growing In Canada, Grounded In the US
The government can earn money from regulation fees, someone can use regulation to stifle competition . . . so regulation is also about profit . . . for somebody.
Cuba Calculates Cost of 54yr US Embargo At $1.1 Trillion
If Cuba had oil . . . the embargo would be over really fast.
Cuban cigar smokers in the US don't have a PAC to push through changes. They're just not a big enough special interest group.
Text While Driving In Long Island and Have Your Phone Disabled
The phone is not the problem . . . the driver is the problem. That's why it would be better to suspend their license for a week or so.
Protesters Blockade Microsoft's Seattle Headquarters Over Tax Breaks
So, while the funding for K-12 is being cut to fund the tax breaks for Microsoft . . . Gates is blathering about the importance of teaching history.
Maybe Gates will expand his plans for teaching history to include reading, writing, math and science . . . ? Then the state could get rid of K-12 altogether. It would be a Win-Win.
Obama Administration Seeks $58M To Put (Partly) Toward Fighting Ebola
Ebola requires prolonged exposure or direct contact with bodily fluids.
Ah, like AIDS, then? Well the US is safe then, because AIDS never made any progress there.
At least, not among White Middle-aged Guys. Not even their own wives would have promiscuous sex with them. Which is confusing, being that only White Middle-aged Guys are given the cure for Ebola.
Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge With Liquid Nitrogen
Anyone who has worked extensively with the stuff will tell you it is NOT safe unless you are careful.
Gee, and there I was, going to tell those Knoxvillesque folks to try the "Liquid Nitrogen Enema Challenge."
Reno Selected For Tesla Motors Battery Factory
Am I missing something? Reno is a ten hour drive from Mexico.
. . . that's why the government is relocating the illegal alien kids close to Reno . . . cheap child labor for Tesla! They wanted real aliens from nearby Area 51, but there was a tooling problem with the factory, because the real aliens only have three fingers!
The new Tesla batteries will still be built using alien technology from Area 51, though. I don't want to be an alarmist or anything, but if your Tesla is dripping black goo, don't touch it . . . it might not be regular black oil!
Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany
Well, I actually don't understand how Uber started operating in the first place. In Germany, before you start operating a business, it needs to be registered (Gewerbe anmelden). Did Uber say that they were running a taxi service? Or did they fudge it as something else? If it was clear that they were running a taxi service, they would have been informed that they would have to follow the regulations for taxi services. Or did Uber just ignore this?
Usually when a company opens up business in a foreign country, they hire a local consultant, most likely a law firm, to make sure that the business will not run afoul of local laws. I don't understand how Uber was allowed to start operating at all, if what they are doing is illegal.
And in this case . . . it DOES look like they were allowed to operate . . . until a court made a decision that they must stop.
Uber Now Blocked All Over Germany
Interesting enough, Germany DOES have services for people hitching long distance rides:
So it will be interesting to see how the courts explain how these services are different.
"Ve haf vays, of making you valk!"
Study: Antarctic Sea-Level Rising Faster Than Global Rate
Actually, there is a lot to learn about the accusations of institutional racism in Silicon Valley here.
If you compare the demographics of both areas, the Arctic is predominantly "white" (polar bears), while the Antarctic is overwhelmingly "black" (penguins). Thus, if institutional racism was responsible, you would expect the Arctic to be rising faster. Since this is not the case, researchers are forced to search for a more scientific explanation of the observed behavior.
Part of the answer could be found in the preferred occupations the residents. Polar bears prefer to source their food from the trash cans of humans in the city of Churchill, Canada, so they want more land for humans and their accompanying trash cans. Penguins prefer a healthier diet of fish sourced from the sea, and thus have a vested interest in a bigger sea to fish in. This may or may not be the answer to faster rising levels in the Antarctic, but in this case Silicon Valley CEOs can safely claim that it is not due to institutional racism in their industry.
I think my argument makes just about much or little sense as other arguments for claiming compensation for the Arctic or in Silicon Valley.
Islamic State "Laptop of Doom" Hints At Plots Including Bubonic Plague
Yea and it's not the middle ages either
Those Islamic folks seems to think it's the Middle Ages . . . or they would like to bring the people under their control back to the Middle Ages.
Ah, the Middle East: God's Monkey House
The Evolution of Diet
live like those people and flop over dead before your time
Being that alcoholism and suicide are leading causes of death among Inuits . . . those diets must make you feel miserable, too.
Magnitude 6.0 Quake Hits Northern California, Causing Injuries and Outages
It's strange . . . we're worried about dying from Global Warming . . . getting hit by an asteroid . . . an Ebola epidemic . . . but nobody seems concerned that maybe the Earth could bust apart at its seems.
I, for one, would welcome the end of the Earth in some weird way that we never thought about.
Finding an ISIS Training Camp Using Google Earth
. . . the trouble is . . . the training camp is probably conveniently located right next to a hospital or a school.
Cause of Global Warming 'Hiatus' Found Deep In the Atlantic
It's Dark Matter.
If anything's missing, the answer always is Dark Matter.
Can't find your car keys . . . ? Dark Matter.
Short on your mortgage this month . . . ? Tell the bank, "Dark Matter."
The Earth is not as hot as we'd like it to be . . . ? Dark Matter.
If Fusion Is the Answer, We Need To Do It Quickly
Yes, we were definitely confused. Back in the 80's, we were trying to do the fusion "cold".
Instead, this guy suggests now that we do the fusion "quick" instead.
I see an Ig Nobel coming for "quick" fusion.
Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board
. . . customer last.
Fighting Invasive Fish With Forks and Knives
It's a greasy, nasty-tasting meat with a mushy texture.
McDonald's has made a fortune with that. A McSnakehead might appeal to kids and metal heads, if they included a toy with it.
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