Exploding Oil Tank Cars: Why Trains Go Boom
Saw a story yesterday that said the gas product is being refined to the minimum possible level to allow it to be exported for foreign sale. New mini-refineries are being built on the Gulf Coast for just this purpose.
Citizen Science: Who Makes the Rules?
23AndMe received a warning letter from FDA because they are marketing a medical device without a determination of substantial equivalence -
Privacy Advocate Jacob Appelbaum Reports Break-In Of Berlin Apartment
The tweet is from October, yet the story is released now. Either the two are unrelated, or the story is being released due to the current climate.
Military Drone Lost Over Lake Ontario
Wait, what? An F-16 capable of carrying near 18,000 lbs of weapons and flying at mach 2+ is replaced by a drone flying at 240Mph carrying 3800lbs? Well, I'll be danged if someone in the DOD should not be fired for that decision. I could see it if they replace a squadron of A-10s with hundreds of these for close air support, but F-16s?
And the true irony here is that The Boys from Syracuse used to be an A-10 unit before they went to F-16s. And what did they do with them when they went to the Gulf back in 1990? They hung gun pods underneath them.
I wish my car could...
It's stupid going both ways. In the good old days twenty years ago, you had three cars in front of you, told the nice person at the booth that you were going to the ballet, and you got waved through. Now, you get a baseline interrogation. And if you say "work", you get to talk to Immigration. C'mon Canada, I thought we were friends?
I wish my car could...
Jump to the front of the border line, and pass through the booth in less than 60 seconds. One third of the total trip time on my last two visits to Ontario was sitting in line.
How To Sneak Into the Super Bowl With Social Engineering
Social engineering is social engineering. Penetrating a security system is penetrating a security system.
Except security systems rarely exist without a human component.
Should the Start of Chinese New Year Be a Federal Holiday?
Well, may as well keep it a holiday in the US, since a good portion of the country will be hung over, still drinking, or watching football.
My cumulative GPA, thus far:
Lots of boobs!
New York Pistol Permit Owner List Leaked
Can start with alcohol, if you like....
Worldwide Shortage of Barium
The stuff in drilling mud isn't pharmaceutical grade.
Chromebook Takes Top Place In Laptop Sales On Amazon
Chromebook has one choice to make, within the item - Wifi or 3G. 90% of the other items in the list are fragmented by model number, and thus don't fully represent their brand/OS/display/HDD/insert_option_of_choice_here as a single data point.
The Trials and Tribulations of a Would-Be Facebook Employee
It sounds like the FB interviewee who wrote TFA might be an exceptional candidate for a /. editor
Supreme Court To Hear First Sale Doctrine Case
Read poster's previous history - a shill.
Communism has yet to work because those in a place of leadership corrupt the system, and the individual still gets screwed - pretty much the hallmark of all systems today.
Favorite way to add capsaicin to a dish:
Another alternative to hot + vinegar. Uses a veggie base of carrot, onion, and garlic as well as habanero.
The Strange Nature of the Nigerian App Market
Hmm, some folks might cotton on to those numbers not matching the fabric of the religious structure there.
Make Your Own LEGO Curiosity Rover
Count is at 2712 ten minutes after this story was posted. Will be interesting to see how much the count goes up after the story is viewed.
On my summer vacation, I did / will do / am doing:
I am a member of a three person department, that just got "right-sized" to two, because the salesforce isn't moving product. I'll be taking my first two vacation days next week (of three weeks available), having only used three floating holidays so far.
Oh how I wish we could get unused vacation days paid out......
The World's First 3D-Printed Gun
True, but you don't need a background check to purchase an upper.
The $100 Masters Degree From Udacity
Teach a man to fish, and he'll forget about eating.
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