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    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2013
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    Creep sexualy assaults woman at Comic-con, is instantly exposed on tumblr

    Yeah, if you're going to assault people, maybe it's better if you're not wearing a badge with your name on it.

    Things to note :
    - the guy's facebook page has disappeared
    - So has the OP's tumblr
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2013
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    Dubai sentences Norwegian woman who reported rape

    A Norwegian woman has spoken out about the 16-month prison sentence she received in Dubai after reporting a rape incident to police.

    Interior designer Marte Deborah Dalelv was on a business trip in Dubai when she says she was raped.

    The 24-year-old reported the March attack to the police but found herself charged with having extramarital sex, drinking alcohol, and perjury.

    According to the Emirates Centre for Human Rights, UAE law states a rape conviction can only be secured after a confession or as the result of testimony from four adult male witnesses to the crime.


    Charming country, isn't it ? But it doesn't end here : as a result from her conviction, Mrs Dalelv was also fired from her job for "unacceptable and improper behavior". Her former boss happens to be Janet Jackson's husband.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJul 21st 2013
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    Damn.

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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2013
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    Eventually all new phones, tablets, televisions, cars, and other devices that rely on Android will include NSA code, agency spokeswoman Vanee’ Vines said in an e-mailed statement.

    Security-Enhanced Android: NSA Edition
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2013
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeJul 22nd 2013
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    UK prime minister wants to filter internet and block certain search terms, despite apparently not understanding how the internet works:

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/technology/micwright/100009396/david-cameron-cant-protect-us-from-child-porn-because-he-doesnt-understand-the-internet/
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2013
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    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2013
     (11025.10)
    Well, seeing the size of that container ship, a lot of people must have got similar emails...
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2013
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    @cat vincent- I'd be delighted if Claire Perry and Guido Fawkes destroyed each other in the most bloody way possible... but by Christ, how can so much stupid be concentrated in that one party? They're so fucking dense that plutonium's like blancmange in comparison...
    • CommentAuthor256
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2013
     (11025.13)
    @Foamy - some more pictures of the MOL Comfort sinking.

    Happily, all the crew appear to have been rescued safely. Have seen the total value of the 7,000 lost containers estimated at $280,000,000 dollars. And add to that $120-130,000,000 for a replacement ship... Ouch.
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeJul 24th 2013
     (11025.14)
    Psychopathic criminals have empathy switch
    Psychopaths do not lack empathy, rather they can switch it on at will, according to new research.
    Placed in a brain scanner, psychopathic criminals watched videos of one person hurting another and were asked to empathise with the individual in pain.
    Only when asked to imagine how the pain receiver felt did the area of the brain related to pain light up.
    Scientists, reporting in Brain, say their research explains how psychopaths can be both callous and charming.
    The team proposes that with the right training, it could be possible to help psychopaths activate their "empathy switch", which could bring them a step closer to rehabilitation.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2013
     (11025.15)
    MIT scientists plant false memory in mouse’s mind
    In a mind-control experiment that demonstrates the astonishing power of new neuroscience tools, Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers planted a false memory in the mind of a mouse using genetic techniques that allow them to trigger specific brain cells with light. The scientists were able to make the mouse recall something that had never occurred—having its foot painfully zapped when in the familiar red chamber—and react in fear exactly like it would have in response to a real memory.
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    @Foamhead

    Scientists, reporting in Brain, say their research explains how psychopaths can be both callous and charming.

    Crap, now there's goes my theory that having empathy (occasioanlly) meant I can't be a psychopath...
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJul 25th 2013
     (11025.17)
    How to tell that your anti=immigration campaign might be a litte too right wing...

    Even UKIP say it's 'nasty and unwarranted'.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2013
     (11025.18)
    India: Army 'mistook planets for spy drones'

    India's army reportedly spent six months watching "Chinese spy drones" violating its air space, only to find out they were actually Jupiter and Venus.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2013
     (11025.19)
    Change.gov dissapears from the web, along with Obama's promise to protect whistleblowers

    Change.gov, the website created by the Obama transition team in 2008, has effectively disappeared sometime over the last month.

    While front splash page for for Change.gov has linked to the main White House website for years, until recently, you could still continue on to see the materials and agenda laid out by the administration. This was a particularly helpful resource for those looking to compare Obama's performance in office against his vision for reform, laid out in detail on Change.gov.

    According to the Internet Archive, the last time that content (beyond the splash page) was available was June 8th -- last month.

    Why the change?

    Here's one possibility, from the administration's ethics agenda:

    Protect Whistleblowers: Often the best source of information about waste, fraud, and abuse in government is an existing government employee committed to public integrity and willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism, which can sometimes save lives and often save taxpayer dollars, should be encouraged rather than stifled. We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and abuse of authority in government. Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to courts and due process.


    Well, we have always been at war with Eastasia, haven't we ?
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJul 26th 2013
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