Sonny Yatsen (603655) writes "Anita Sarkeesian, the creator of Tropes vs. Women — a video series exploring negative tropes and misogynistic depictions of women in video games, reports that she driven from her home after a series of extremely violent sexual threats made against her. Her videos have previously drawn criticism from many male gamers, often coupled with violent imagery or threats of violence." Link to Original Source top
California Man Sues Sony because Killzone: Shadowfall isn't really 1080p
Sonny Yatsen (603655) writes "A California man with nothing better to do has launched a class-action lawsuit against Sony because he claims he was harmed because Killzone: Shadowfall's multiplayer mode doesn't have native 1080p resolution as Sony originally claimed. He now demands "all economic, monetary, actual, consequential, statutory and compensatory damages" as well as punitive damages from Sony." Link to Original Source top
Sonny Yatsen (603655) writes "Sony has released the PS3 3.61 firmware update as a part of the phased return of the Playstation Network and Qriocity. The new update now requires all PSN users to change their passwords in order to sign back into the PSN service." Link to Original Source top
Sonny Yatsen (603655) writes ""Japanese officials have finally admitted what had long been suspected: a nuclear meltdown at the crippled Daiichi facility near Japan has occurred, with a pool of molten fuel discovered at the bottom of its No.1 reactor. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) officials entered the reactor last week for the first time and discovered at least five feet of the nuclear core’s 13-foot-long fuel rods had melted from exposure to the air."" Link to Original Source top
Sonny Yatsen (603655) writes "NPR's Robert Krulwich explores the work of several designers who are working on carnivorous furniture. These creations, including a clock that feeds on dead flies, and a table that lures mice into a guillotined death. "We want robots to be able to get their own energy from the environment," says co-designer Prof. Melhuish. Let's hope they come up with a lounge chair that eats cockroaches sometime soon." Link to Original Source top
Sonny Yatsen (603655) writes "Vanity Fair has published an interesting behind-the-scenes look at the unlikely and tumultuous working relationship between Wikileak's Julian Assange and The Guardian as the Iraq War Logs were being published. The piece highlights the differences and conflicts between the Guardian's journalistic standards and Wikileak's transparency. Particularly interesting is the revelation that Julian Assange threatened to sue The Guardian if they publish a portion of Iraq War Logs leaked to them by a disgruntled Wikileaks volunteer, claiming "he owned the information and had a financial interest in how and when it was released."" Link to Original Source top
Sonny Yatsen (603655) writes "Head of US Cyber Command, Gen. Keith Alexander, noted in his first hearing before the House Armed Services Committee the increasingly difficult issue of securing Pentagon computers against "terrorist and criminal syndicates, foreign intelligence organizations, and “hacktivists” intent on infiltrating power grids and financial networks." Especially interesting is that Gen. Alexander noted that, in case of a cyber attack against the US power grids, US Cyber Command would be unable to act to defend and any defense must be borne by the commercial sector." Link to Original Source top
Sonny Yatsen (603655) writes "A new study suggests that the Viking Landers might have found organic compounds on Mars, but failed to recognize them because of the methodology used to detect organics. The findings may suggest specific strategies that would improve on the way organic compounds are detected on the red planet." Link to Original Source
10 Then the LORD said: âoeI am making a covenant with you. Before all your people I will do wonders never before done in any nation in all the world. The people you live among will see how awesome is the work that I, the LORD, will do for you. 11 Obey what I command you today. I will drive out before you the Amorites, Canaanites, Hittites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. 12 Be careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land where you are going, or they will be a snare among you. 13 Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and cut down their Asherah poles.[a] 14 Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.
15 âoeBe careful not to make a treaty with those who live in the land; for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to them, they will invite you and you will eat their sacrifices. 16 And when you choose some of their daughters as wives for your sons and those daughters prostitute themselves to their gods, they will lead your sons to do the same.
17 âoeDo not make any idols.
18 âoeCelebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread. For seven days eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Aviv, for in that month you came out of Egypt.
19 âoeThe first offspring of every womb belongs to me, including all the firstborn males of your livestock, whether from herd or flock. 20 Redeem the firstborn donkey with a lamb, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. Redeem all your firstborn sons.
âoeNo one is to appear before me empty-handed.
21 âoeSix days you shall labor, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even during the plowing season and harvest you must rest.
22 âoeCelebrate the Festival of Weeks with the firstfruits of the wheat harvest, and the Festival of Ingathering at the turn of the year.[b] 23 Three times a year all your men are to appear before the Sovereign LORD, the God of Israel. 24 I will drive out nations before you and enlarge your territory, and no one will covet your land when you go up three times each year to appear before the LORD your God.
25 âoeDo not offer the blood of a sacrifice to me along with anything containing yeast, and do not let any of the sacrifice from the Passover Festival remain until morning.
26 âoeBring the best of the firstfruits of your soil to the house of the LORD your God.
âoeDo not cook a young goat in its motherâ(TM)s milk.â
27 Then the LORD said to Moses, âoeWrite down these words, for in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.â 28 Moses was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water. And he wrote on the tablets the words of the covenantâ"the Ten Commandments.