Hackaday
34 minutes
We've seen plenty of Arduinofied home brewing setups, and kegerators are a fairly standard project for the types of people we hang out with. What we haven't seen a lot of are home stills. There are unfortunate reasons for this. First off, distilling alcohol is illegal in a few parts of the world if you don't have a license or tax stamp. Second, vapors explode. Third, wood alcohol is poison. That said, [TegwynTwmffat's] project for the Hackaday Prize is the coolest and the safest alcohol still we've ever seen . It's fully automated, small, safe, and there are video game noises sprinkled about the user interface. The boiler for this nano still is constructed out of a keg, but that was just the starting point. [Tegwyn] removed the bottom of the keg, installed a new bottom, and coupled that bottom to a hot plate. The top of the keg was modified to accept a 2 inch brass fitting that was beautifully welded into place.
BoingBoing
an hour
2) Urinate in a vomit bag or some type of device he could have possibly found. Again, same issue with being uncomfortable for him, those around him, and anyone cleaning up later. 3) Do what he did—wait as long as humanly (remember, we are humans?) possible, and then go to the bathroom as quickly as possible. As evidenced by what happened earlier in the day on Delta #566, the flight attendant can tell the pilot someone is using the bathroom, and then the flight process proceeds as usual. In the worst case, perhaps we have to wait a little longer to get back into line—no one wants that…especially not the Nice Gentleman who doesnt want to hold everyone up! I am racking my brain to think of other options that would have been a better solution for this Delta customer’s unfortunate situation. Yes, Nice Gentleman may have broken the rules when he stood up to use the bathroom.
Collective Evolution
an hour
As I meet, or lend an ear to those who are sick, to the migrants who face terrible hardships in search of a brighter future, to prison inmates who carry a hell of pain inside their hearts, and to those, many of them young, who cannot find a job, I often find myself wondering: Why them and not me?' he continued. This is a question many of us face: Why are we so blessed while so many people suffer? There are so many extremities in this dualistic world we live in, and it can be easy to get caught up in them. Of course, there are many explanations like soul contracts, karmic relations, past lifetimes, or simply unfortunate circumstance, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't fight for equality. We all need each other, none of us is an island, an autonomous and independent I' separated from the other, and we can only build the future by standing together, including everyone.
The Sun Daily
6 hours
They have feelings and suffer the same emotions. No one has the right to punish children physically or verbally and this must be understood. There are no two ways about this. Barbaric practices like corporal punishment have to be taken out of the schools system and from the home front ideally. As more and more countries are banning the practice of corporal punishment in schools and other settings, Malaysia cannot be indifferent and allow generation after generation of schoolchildren to suffer in silence. Are we going to wait for another story of an unfortunate school child losing his or her limbs, eyesight or life due to corporal punishment? Advocacy groups have to demand for a total ban on the practice of physical punishment of the future citizens of the country. The death of Saiful Syazani Saiful Sopfidee and Mohamad Thaqif Amin Mohd Gaddafi who had written touchingly in his dairy thus, "Please open my parents' heart to allow me to transfer to another school", should not be left to fate, misadventure or a loving smack going wrong.
Techradar
8 hours
"We performed an investigation to identify other potentially similar methods and ensure that our fix addresses more than just the issue reported," Microsoft said. "This was a complex investigation." However, a series of unfortunate events led to this approach becoming problematic. At some point during the investigation, the flaw made its way to the hacking community, with attacks beginning this January. A number of security researchers spotted the flaw, and informed Microsoft, including McAfee. But a communications breakdown saw McAfee go public with the details of the flaw before Microsoft had made the fix publically available, and the floodgates for hackers were then open. A fix for the issue is now available, but some users are still straggling behind without the update. So let this be a warning to you if you're a Microsoft Word user, make sure you're running the most up-to-date versions available. Not convinced? These are the best Microsoft Word 2017 alternative
The Sun Daily
8 hours
21stCenturyWire
12 hours
Brom concluded, were most likely colored by political considerations, such as the desire for regime change in Iraq. In this light, neither the presence of Avigdor Leiberman, nor the anonymous background briefings provided by Israel about Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities, should be used to provide any credence to Secretary Mattis’s embrace of the “no doubtstandard when it comes to Syria’s alleged possession of chemical weapons. The intelligence data that has been used to back up the allegations of Syrian chemical weapons use has been far from conclusive. Allusions to intercepted Syrian communications have been offered as “proof”, but the Iraq experience – in particular former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s unfortunate experience before the U.N. Security Council – show how easily such intelligence can be misunderstood and misused. Inconsistencies in the publicly available imagery which the White House (and CIA) have so heavily relied upon have raised legitimate questions about the veracity of any conclusions drawn from these sources (and begs the question as to where the CIA’s own Open Source Intelligence Center was in this episode.
21stCenturyWire
12 hours
Brom concluded, were most likely colored by political considerations, such as the desire for regime change in Iraq. In this light, neither the presence of Avigdor Leiberman, nor the anonymous background briefings provided by Israel about Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities, should be used to provide any credence to Secretary Mattis’s embrace of the “no doubtstandard when it comes to Syria’s alleged possession of chemical weapons. The intelligence data that has been used to back up the allegations of Syrian chemical weapons use has been far from conclusive. Allusions to intercepted Syrian communications have been offered as “proof”, but the Iraq experience – in particular former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s unfortunate experience before the U.N. Security Council – show how easily such intelligence can be misunderstood and misused. Inconsistencies in the publicly available imagery which the White House (and CIA) have so heavily relied upon have raised legitimate questions about the veracity of any conclusions drawn from these sources (and begs the question as to where the CIA’s own Open Source Intelligence Center was in this episode.
Leicester Mercury
15 hours
Leicester City looked nailed on for a vital point at Arsenal until a cruelly deflected shot cannoned off Robert Huth in the dying minutes.But who impressed our reporting team at the Emirates Stadium in the defeat? Here are our ratings.. Kasper Schmeichel: Was kept busy but nothing he couldn't handle. Rating 7/10Danny Simpson: Defensively he gets himself in good positions to make vital interceptions. 7Robert Huth: Superb last-ditch tackle denied Sanchez in the second half. Unfortunate with the...
Leicester Mercury
16 hours
Leicester City suffered yet another defeat at Arsenal after Robert Huth's unfortunate own goal saw the Premier League champions go down 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium.Craig Shakespeare's side had battled hard for what looked set to be an important point in the pursuit of survival only for Nacho Monreal's wayward shot to cannon into the net off Huth with four minutes left.Leicester have not won at Arsenal since 1973.Read more: Arsenal 1-0 Leicester City verdict: Why we are now at the crossroadsWe...
Washingtons Blog
16 hours
Max Keizer
19 hours
I spent the last 50 minutes listening to an interview of neocon Iraq war architect Paul Wolfowitz, a truly unfortunate experience which felt like a tomahawk missile attack against my cerebrum. Regrettably, we still live in a world where you have to listen to the musings of such war criminals, as they continue to have considerable influence in certain circles of American power, and quite possibly within the Trump administration itself... Read the rest here .
Voice Of America
20 hours
Leicester Mercury
21 hours
Leicester City suffered yet another defeat at Arsenal after Robert Huth's unfortunate own goal saw the Premier League champions go down 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium.Craig Shakespeare's side had battled hard for what looked set to be an important point in the pursuit of survival only for Nacho Monreal's wayward shot to cannon into the net off Huth with four minutes left.Leicester have not won at Arsenal since 1973.Read more: Arsenal 1-0 Leicester City verdict: Why we are now at the crossroadsWe...
Leicester Mercury
21 hours
Leicester City looked nailed on for a vital point at Arsenal until a cruelly deflected shot cannoned off Robert Huth in the dying minutes.But who impressed our reporting team at the Emirates Stadium in the defeat? Here are our ratings.. Kasper Schmeichel: Was kept busy but nothing he couldn't handle. Rating 7/10Danny Simpson: Defensively he gets himself in good positions to make vital interceptions. 7Robert Huth: Superb last-ditch tackle denied Sanchez in the second half. Unfortunate with the...
euronews
21 hours
Hundreds of French police officers have taken to the streets to call for better protection and working conditions. France has lived under a state of emergency since 2015 following a series of terrorist attacks and officers demonstrating said they want France's next president to do more for them. "We haven't had recognition for the work we do and the risks we face, and there you go, the risks are there, they have multiplied between the Kouachi case, the Bataclan etc. And last week, unfortunateREAD MORE : http://www.euronews.com/2017/04/26/french-police-protest-over-lack-of-recognition What are the top stories today? Click to watch: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSyY1udCyYqBeDOz400FlseNGNqReKkFd euronews: the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=euronews euronews is available in 13 languages: https://www.
Voice Of America
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Hawaii's attorney general has a little civics lesson for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Even the president isn't infallible. Sessions made headlines recently when he mocked a Hawaii judge's decision that struck down the revised travel ban to the U.S. for citizens of six predominantly Muslim countries. "I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power," Sessions said. Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin, who argued the suit against Trump's executive order, called Sessions' statement "unfortunate." "There's nothing amazing about the separation of powers and that we have three branches of government," Chin told VOA's Deewa service in a television interview from Hawaii. "One of the things that we learn growing up in social studies is that the president is not the king," Chin said.
Voice Of America
a day
Hawaii's attorney general has a little civics lesson for U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Even the president isn't infallible. Sessions made headlines recently when he mocked a Hawaii judge's decision that struck down the revised travel ban to the U.S. for citizens of six predominantly Muslim countries. "I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power," Sessions said. Hawaii Attorney General Douglas Chin, who argued the suit against Trump's executive order, called Sessions' statement "unfortunate." "There's nothing amazing about the separation of powers and that we have three branches of government," Chin told VOA's Deewa service in a television interview from Hawaii. "One of the things that we learn growing up in social studies is that the president is not the king," Chin said.
Techradar - Reviews
a day
There are also options for virtual soundstage to make music sound like its being played in a concert hall or stadium arena but none of them sound particularly good. Listening to the Sony MDR-XB950N1 with the bass effect turned off, we could immediately hear the mid-bass emphasis that has the unfortunate effect of drowning out some of the mids. Highs are rolled off and instruments like the violin lose their sparkle and resolution. Turning down the bass helped with revealing a bit more of the mids but the rolled off highs stayed. With the bass effect cranked all the way up, we felt bass in a visceral way but was fatigued by the sound after several minutes. When the bass effect is set to max, bass sounds energetic but uncontrolled and flabby, like a stereo youd hear at your local late night car meet that rattles everything within the vicinity.
Collective Evolution
a day
Another significant statement by Dr. Greyson posits that this type of study has been discouraged due to our tendency to view science as completely materialistic. Seeing is believing, so to speak, in the scientific community. It’s unfortunate that just because we cannot explain something through materialistic means, it must be instantly discredited. The simple fact that “consciousness” itself is a non-physical “thing” is troubling for some scientists to comprehend, and as a result of it being non-material, they believe it cannot be studied by science. A number of scientific publications have been made on this topic. For example, in 2001, international medical journal The Lancet published a 13-year study on Near Death Experiences (NDEs). ( 2 )( 3 ) “Our results show that medical factors cannot account for the occurrence of NDE. All patients had a cardiac arrest, and were clinically dead with unconsciousness resulting from insufficient blood supply to the brain.
Daily Mail - USA
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Variety
2 days
Alien fans have watched a long line of endoparasitoid extraterrestrials bloodily burst forth from the host bodies of unfortunate astronauts since the first entry in the franchise debuted in 1979. Now, for the first time fans will be able to experience it from the creatures perspective in Alien: Covenant In Utero, a two-minute 360-degree video... Read more »
Bleacher Report
2 days
Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey told reporters Tuesday that center Festus Ezeli will not return to the team next season, according to the Oregonian 's Joe Freeman . Ezeli did not appear in a single game for the Blazers during the 2016-17 season because of recurring knee issues. The 27-year-old signed a two-year, $15.1 million deal with Portland last summer, but only a portion of the $7.7 million he's due for the 2017-18 campaign is guaranteed, according to Spotrac . Specifically, $1 million of Ezeli 's 2017-18 salary will be guaranteed so long as he's waived before June 30. Ezeli had a pair of knee procedures after he joined the Blazers, with the most recent coming in March . Those surgeries represented the continuation of an unfortunate trend for the big man, who has been hounded by knee issues since 2013. After Ezeli appeared in 78 games as a rookie, he missed the entire 2013-14 season after he was forced to undergo surgery on a pair of ligaments in his right knee.
WhoWhatWhy
2 days