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      CommentAuthorcelan
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2013 edited
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    Mufuggin' science and shit: NASA to flip ion engine's 'OFF' switch after brilliant 5.5 year burn

    NASA's Evolutionary Xenon Thruster (NEXT), an ion-propulsion engine that has been firing continuously for five and one-half years, is due to be shut down at the end of this month.

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    Mikandi unveiled “Tits & Glass,” today, calling it the world’s first porn app for Glass. Tits & Glass allows people to record sexual content on their Glass and share it with the Mikandi community on the new Tits & Glass website.


    First porn app for Google Glass runs smack into new ban on explicit content
    • CommentAuthorMrMonk
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2013
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    @3millionyears

    If the sign doesn't work, threaten him with a rolled-up newspaper.
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      CommentAuthortexture
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2013
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    @texture - Jesus... haven't they got any more aging celebs to nick?
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    @StefanJ There is only one proper responce to that picture...

    Goddamit Moon Moon
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      CommentAuthorFoamhead
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd 2013
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    Tesco withdraws horror colouring book
    Tesco has withdrawn from sale on its website a colouring book that depicts gory scenes from horror films.
    The book features images from Psycho and Hellraiser, among other films, and was being marketed online at children aged five to eight.


    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd 2013
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    That's part of a series, they sell them on Firebox.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2013
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2013
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    Pentagon bracing for public dissent over climate and energy shocks:

    via http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/earth-insight/2013/jun/14/climate-change-energy-shocks-nsa-prism



    “unilateral changes to US military laws formally granted the Pentagon extraordinary powers to intervene in a domestic “emergency" or “civil disturbance":

    "Federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances."


    Other documents show that the “extraordinary emergencies" the Pentagon is worried about include a range of environmental and related disasters.

    In 2006, the US National Security Strategy warned that:

    "Environmental destruction, whether caused by human behavior or cataclysmic mega-disasters such as floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, or tsunamis. Problems of this scope may overwhelm the capacity of local authorities to respond, and may even overtax national militaries, requiring a larger international response."

    Two years later, the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Army Modernisation Strategy described the arrival of a new “era of persistent conflict" due to competition for “depleting natural resources and overseas markets" fuelling “future resource wars over water, food and energy." The report predicted a resurgence of:

    "… anti-government and radical ideologies that potentially threaten government stability."
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2013
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    @sneak046

    No, they don't. If you go to the LongIsland News link and then click on the link they provide that actually goes to the legislation they are talking about and do a simple Ctrl+F for the line "Federal military commanders have the authority, in extraordinary emergency circumstances where prior authorization by the President is impossible and duly constituted local authorities are unable to control the situation, to engage temporarily in activities that are necessary to quell large-scale, unexpected civil disturbances." guess what you find?

    Fucking nothing.
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      CommentAuthorDoc Ocassi
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2013 edited
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    @RenThing

    Sec 182.6. (C) - or there-abouts, the numbering is pretty indecipherable.
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2013 edited
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    maybe because CTRL-F looks for exact character matches and the quote has a full stop after "disturbances" where in the in the original the line carries on with the word "because:"

    [edited to add]

    The interest for me from these statements is more that the Pentagon/DoD seem to be taking Climate Change (anthropogenic or not) very seriously, much more so than other branches of US government, and are less bothered about idealogical dogmatism.
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      CommentAuthorDoc Ocassi
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2013
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    The cynic in me thinks if companies have to internalize environmental damage because of public pressure, that will seriously damage their profit margins.

    The optimist in me thinks...... Shit. Where is he?
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2013
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      CommentAuthorsneak046
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2013
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    Hey, but it's only postal metadata though right?
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2013
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    I'm sure the feds would never get caught doing something as illegal as opening your mail.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2013
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    Oregon Explores Novel Way to Fund College
    As lawmakers in Washington remain at loggerheads over the student-debt crisis, Oregon's legislature is moving ahead with a plan to enable students to attend state schools with no money down. In return, under one proposal, the students would agree to pay into a special fund 3% of their salaries annually for 24 years.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2013
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    Meanwhile, Swedish authorities are looking for a Bicycle fucker.



    A man who fucks bicycles is on the loose in Sweden. After Swedish cyclist Per Edstrom had his bike violated one too many times, he installed a security camera in front of his home, left his bike outside, and then waited.

    Sure enough, the hooded bicycle lover showed up, cut open a tire, and began to masturbate onto the bike as the tire deflated, all while holding a piece of paper in his hand.

    "My girlfriend finds it all a little concerning, you never know if he has checked her out in some way, and whether it is a picture of her he has in his hand when he is masturbating," Edstrom told the Swedish paper Kvällsposten.

    Not that he's worried. "This man is probably completely harmless, bicycles are just his thing," said Edström. "I am not scared of him, but mostly irritated over all the punctures I have had to fix."

    Somewhat unbelievably, this is not the first time there's been a bicycle-related sex scandal in Sweden. In 2007, a 35-year-old man was arrested and convicted of masturbating onto at least 20 bikes around Stockholm.
    • CommentAuthorWood
    • CommentTimeJul 3rd 2013
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