North Korea Accidentally Bombed One Of Their Own Cities, New Report Claims

January 16, 2018

… in the northern reaches of the Sea of Japan, near the Russian coast. However, the ill-fated missile landed on the small town near the city of Tokchon – which has a population of over 200,000 people. The missile launched was a Hwasong-12, containing a “volatile combination of hypergolic propellant and oxidizer” which “can produce massive explosions depending on how they fail,” according to The Diplomat. “In this case, with the missile having survived its …


Senator Al Frankens Resignation Is Deeply Unfair

January 15, 2018

… have a chance to defend himself. He has maintained publicly that he didnt do most of the things hes been accused of. Democrats are supposed to believe in things like a fair process and hearing both sides and letting a person defend himself. In this case, they did not. They will face, and deserve to face, very tough questions of their own, starting with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who started this Queen of Hearts-ish avalanche. She came in for a lot of heat on my Twitter feed, and …


This father-son hockey hug is going viral, and it’s a great example of male affection.

January 14, 2018

… good news is that some research suggests many men today might just be up to the task, and are driven to provide “better quality of fathering than they had experienced.” In any case, the viral response to Butler’s embrace with his father shows that maybe we are ready for a world where a father can kiss his son, hold him when he’s sad, and embrace him in moments of joy. Even in the rough-and-tumble world of professional hockey. More From this publisher : HERE ; This post …


Astonishing Video Shows Woman Shielded From Shark By Humpback Whale

January 13, 2018

… whales protecting an isolated seal on an ice floe from a pod of killer whales. Inspired by his observation, Pittman later went on to explore the seemingly altruistic behavior exhibited by humpback whales. His research analyzed more than 100 interactions between humpback and killer whales around the world from 1951-2012.  But protecting a human? That’s a first, according to Hauser, who notes this is the first documented case where a humpback whale has protected a human from a tiger …


Doug Jones Officially Declared Winner Of Alabama Senate Election After Judge Rejects Roy Moore Lawsuit

January 10, 2018

Less than an hour before, an Alabama judge rejected Moore’s lawsuit attempting to delay certification of the results, saying that the court did not have the jurisdiction to rule in the case. Jones later filed a motion to dismiss Moore’s lawsuit.  “The short answer to that is no,” Merrill told CNN. “Doug Jones will be certified today.” Moore later issued a defiant statement, again blaming “Democrats” and “the Washington …


Disney just bought everything from ‘The Simpsons’ to ‘X-Men’

January 7, 2018

… analyst Rich Greenfield noted that Comcast still owns a chunk of Hulu and has the ability to block Disney from turning that service into its own version of Netflix. Disney could buy out Comcast, though Comcast might want to hang on so that it can block Disney from transforming Hulu. Disney’s vertical integration — in this case adding distribution to content — follows on similar moves by other massive media companies in recent years. Comcast bought NBCUniversal. AT&T is …


How to Rip the Mics Out of Your MacBook and iPhone

January 5, 2018

… to take out all the screws on the bottom of your Macbook's case, then open that bottom panel. Locate the small flat black cable pictured to the right. You can use a spudger, a pointed tool designed to allow for delicate electronics fiddling, to flip open the retaining flap on the cable's socket. (This is also described in step 31 of iFixit's guide to replacing the microphone.) Then use the spudger to gently coax the cable out. iFixit The best part about this audio vasectomy …


Why the net neutrality vote could change everything

January 4, 2018

… this could change, opening up the door to corporate domination of the internet. What is happening? The FCC is voting on Dec. 14 to undo the changes put in place by the previous FCC administration under former president Barack Obama.  There’s little drama here. The FCC is made up of five commissioners appointed by the sitting president. It is always skewed 3-2 in favor of the president’s party. In this case, it’s a 3-2 Republican majority under Chairman Ajit Pai — and …


This cryptocurrency is blowing up. But it’s not currency

January 3, 2018

… subject to the capitalist whims of supply and demand — and this is amplified in today’s young and volatile cryptocurrency market.  This explains the current leap in XRP token price.  “This is a dubious thesis,” noted Rochard. “But there’s enough money washing around in the system to have people speculate on it.” The limited use case for ripple has led to some skepticism around its rise in value. “The product that Ripple are offering to …


Bears Ears is my property. And yours. And Trump’s. Here’s why he shouldn’t have killed it.

January 2, 2018

… Bears Ears, for instance, has been home to the local Native American tribes since time beyond memory and is home to thousands of important historical and archaeological sites, some dating back as far as 13,000 years ago. Looting, vandalism, and grave-robbery has plagued the area for years, and archaeologists and historians were hoping that federal protection might finally put an end to it. Now those hopes have been dashed. “This is the worst-case scenario,” Jason Chuipka, co-owner …


Check out Time magazine’s Person of the Year cover: ‘The Silence Breakers.’

December 31, 2017

… 2017 marked a watershed year for survivors of sexual abuse. “All social movements have highly visible precipitating factors,” Aldon Morris, a professor of sociology at Northwestern University, told Time. “In this case, you had Harvey Weinstein, and before that you had Trump.” In the past year and a half, 13 women have come forward alleging Trump sexually harassed or assaulted them following the infamous 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape, in which the former reality …


Donald Trump retweets doctored pic with CNNs blood splattered on his shoe

December 30, 2017

… oregon4TRUMP (@shawgerald4) December 23, 2017 That’s a blood-spattered CNN logo. In case you need a closer look… @shawgerald4/Twitter A few minutes later, Trump blasted what he calls “fake news” and “fake polls” (as Vox noted this week, he has the lowest-rated poll numbers of any first-year president in history). The Fake News refuses to talk about how Big and how Strong our BASE is. They show Fake Polls just like they report Fake News. …


Christian Bale shares why white men should step aside in favor of diverse voices.

December 29, 2017

… “red state/blue state” conflicts, but rather our lack of diverse voices, specifically in leadership. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Paul Ryan (R-WI) while Vice President Pence stands between them awkwardly. Photo by Bill Clark-Pool/Getty Images. And while Christian Bale may seem like a surprising man to applaud, given previous allegations of misconduct, in this case and at this moment in time, he’s right. I’m not proposing anyone build a statue in his …


John Oliver Gets Into Heated Argument with Dustin Hoffman Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

December 29, 2017

… the air? Hoffman replied. From a few things youve read youve made an incredible assumption about me Youve made the case better than anyone else can. Im guilty. At the time of Hunters allegation, Hoffman issued the following statement: I have the utmost respect for women and feel terrible that anything I might have done could have put her in an uncomfortable situation. I am sorry. It is not reflective of who I am. Oliver brought up that apology during the Q&A, telling Hoffman, Youve made …


The Man Who Rescued The Rabbit From The Wildfire May Actually Have Done Something Terrible

December 28, 2017

… reality, the rabbit knew what it was doing, and would have been fine. However, it’s fair to point out that firefighters and biologists dealing with wildfires have seen rabbits get trapped and burned in similar scenarios, and rescuing individuals might not be a bad thing in certain situations. Plenty of other animals left unattended have indeed perished in the fire. In this case, the man made a not-unreasonable assumption that the rabbit might have met with a similarly grim fate unless he …


Whats Its Like To Be An INFJ, In Other Words, A Living Paradox

December 28, 2017

… contains their seemingly contradictory characteristics. This is because INFJs are duplicitous; in fact, they tend to be extremely genuine and authentic, veering on the edge of perhaps being at times (unless they’re a narcissist, in which case, can be). Rather, it’s because INFJs have many layers to their personality that sometimes even haven’t worked out! It can take years to get to know an INFJ; not because they’re deliberately hiding parts of themselves, but because …


Anti-Trump Protesters Beat D.C. in Court: Jury Rules Not Guilty on All Charges

December 24, 2017

… and hit the limo or personally bashed those windows of that Starbucks in, Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Kerkhoff said in an opening statement on the first day of trial. That was not their role. And the law the judge will instruct you is they didnt have to do that. You dont personally have to be the one that breaks the window to be guilty of rioting, to be guilty of agreeing to riot, because, as youll see from this case, youll see from the evidence, this group is a riot. To prove the …


Two Melting Glaciers Could Decide the Fate of Our Coastlines

December 23, 2017

… something resembling a worst-case scenario, the full 11 feet of ice locked in West Antarctica might be freed up, their study showed. Three feet of sea-level rise would be bad, leading to more frequent flooding of US cities such as New Orleans, Houston, New York, and Miami. Pacific Island nations, like the Marshall Islands, would lose most of their territory. Unfortunately, it now seems like three feet is possible only under the rosiest of scenarios. At six feet, though, around 12 million people …


Scientists Are Investigating Whether Or Not An Alien Probe Just Passed Us By

December 22, 2017

Sometimes in science, you have to chase the longshots and take a chance on something so unlikely it feels silly to invest in it, because the payoff would be so huge if it worked. This is why the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope will be spending time examining the first known interstellar visitor to the Solar System, just in case it is an alien spacecraft. Back in late October, the PANSTARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii detected what was initially thought to be a comet, dubbed C/2017 U1. As the …


“Man Flu” Is A Real Thing, According To Researchers

December 21, 2017

… that in Christmas 2015, a paper explaining how to stop a zombie virus outbreak was also published by the BMJ. In any case, it has to be said that the (non-peer reviewed) review is a joy to read. – “Despite the universally high incidence and prevalence of viral respiratory illnesses, no scientific review has examined whether the term ‘man flu’ is appropriately defined or just an ingrained pejorative term with no scientific basis,” Dr Kyle Sue, a clinical …


Woman who accused Trump of sexual assault finally gets her day in court

December 20, 2017

… Trump’s lawyers, meanwhile, have tried to get the suit dismissed or delayed until after his presidency, claiming that he’s protected from civil lawsuits in state court while president, and that Zervos’ suit is “politically motivated.” His lawyers also say that Trump calling Zervos and other women liars is protected political speech under the First Amendment. According to the Post, if after Tuesday’s oral arguments the judge deems Zervos’ case can …