The saga of the illegally obtained nude photos of dozens of celebrities has taken a darker turn. According to Reddit administrators, photos of gymnast McKayla Maroney and MTV actress Liz Lee, shared to 130,000 people on popular forum r/TheFappening, constitute child pornography.
Submitted by Vissarion at 2014-09-02 18:00pm to the
Shorts, widely considered outside of the United States to be ridiculous and unwearable, are a popular choice for American men in all sorts of social situations. But should you really be putting on shorts for that night out at dinner or business meeting or day at the museum?
Here, to help you answer that question, is a handy flowchart guide, assembled by foreign policy analyst, former Center for New American Security fellow, and full-time amateur fashion polizei Andrew Exum:
Submitted by FMonk at 2014-09-02 15:37pm to the
Health & Beauty forum.
What are the political positions of religions and churches in America? This new graph maps the ideologies of 44 different religious groups using data comes from Pew’s Religious Landscape survey. This survey included 32,000 respondents. It asked very specific questions on religion that allow us to find out the precise denomination, church, or religion of each person.
Submitted by Tigany at 2014-09-02 16:40pm to the
Over the last three months photographer Thomas Herbrich snapped some 100,000 individual photographs of smoke, looking for unexpected anomalies and fortuitous coincidences where familiar shapes emerged.
Submitted by Tigany at 2014-09-02 16:25pm to the
Maryland Circuit Court Judge Robert C. Nalley — who in 2009 deflated the tire of a Toyota parked outside the Charles County courthouse – recently ordered a court security officer to administer an electrical shock to a defendant inside his courtroom.
On Nalley’s order, the Charles County Sheriff’s Department officer pushed a button that administered an electric shock to Delvon L. King, 25, of Waldorf. King, who is not a lawyer, represented himself against gun charges.
The incident ...
Submitted by Doozer at 2014-09-02 15:55pm to the
Parents in Texas are upset after police reportedly “swarmed” a Texas high school because a girl may have had a miscarriage in one of the bathrooms.
KDFW reported that a school custodian notified the principal at Woodrow Wilson High School after finding a “possible fetus” in one of the bathroom stalls on Friday.
Submitted by nocash at 2014-09-02 13:50pm to the
Health & Beauty forum.
From the Dept. of Insane and Dangerous Overreactions to Fictional Threats:
A 23-year-old teacher at a Cambridge, Maryland, middle school has been placed on leave and—in the words of a local news report—"taken in for an emergency medical evaluation" for publishing, under a pseudonym, a novel about a school shooting. The novelist, Patrick McLaw, an eighth-grade language-arts teacher at the Mace's Lane Middle School, was placed on leave by the Dorchester County Board of Education, and is ...
Submitted by Tigany at 2014-09-02 13:50pm to the
Off Topic News forum.
At Kenema Government Hospital (KGH) in Sierra Leone, where the country’s first case was diagnosed, more than 2 dozen nurses, doctors, and support staff have died of Ebola. KGH is where many of the samples were collected for a paper published online today in Science that analyzes the genetics of the virus responsible for the disease. Highlighting the danger to those caring for infected people, five of the paper’s co-authors—all experienced members of the hospital’s Lassa fever ...
Submitted by railgun at 2014-09-02 14:18pm to the
Up to 30% faster than their terminal velocity, and we're really not sure why.
Submitted by Tigany at 2014-09-02 13:31pm to the
There are cries from some quarters that this is not representative of gamer culture, that the word “gamer” should be reclaimed as something good. But it was never good. It was never worth saving.
Gamer identity is tainted, root and branch, by its embrace of consumption as a way of life. If gamers suddenly became completely inclusive, if all of the threats and stamping of feet went away and the doors were flung open, conspicuous consumption would still be the essential core of their ...
Submitted by Wreckard at 2014-09-02 12:43pm to the
Video Games forum.
The director for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention says that the Ebola outbreak is going to get worse.
Speaking to “CBS This Morning” following his trip to the West African countries dealing with the outbreak, Dr. Tom Frieden explained that they have to act now to try to get Ebola under control.
“It is the world’s first Ebola epidemic and it is spiraling out of control. It’s bad now and it’s going to get worse in the very near future,” Frieden told CBS News. “There ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2014-09-02 11:49am to the
Health & Beauty forum.
"Are you tired of reading food diaries from people who go to too many restaurants?" Patricia Lockwood wrote us when she sent in this week's Grub Street Diet. "Let's try one from someone who isn't even ALLOWED in a restaurant." Lockwood, the Kansas-based "poet laureate of Twitter," writer behind "Rape Joke," and author of the the book Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, continued on: "Have you ever noticed how in English, when someone is crazy, it's always in a food way? They're crackers, or ...
Submitted by nocash at 2014-09-02 8:09am to the
A Home Office researcher who wrote a report into the sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham has said she faced "hostility" from the council.
Her inquiries in 2002 indicated there were then more than 270 victims. Last week, a report revealed more than 1,400 were abused from 1997 to 2013.
The researcher accused the council of being involved in the unauthorised removal of information from her office.
Submitted by nocash at 2014-09-02 7:31am to the
The breach of the celebrities’ iCloud accounts was reportedly made possible by a vulnerability in Apple’s Find My iPhone application programming interface—at least, that's what has been suggested. Proof-of-concept code for the exploit, called iBrute, allowed for brute-force password cracking of accounts. It was uploaded to GitHub on August 30, just a day before the breach occurred, as ZDNet’s Adrian Kingsley-Hughes noted. Apple patched the vulnerability early on September 1.
Submitted by Imhotep at 2014-09-02 1:07am to the
A Connecticut man faces charges after a woman told police he stabbed a watermelon in a “passive-aggressive” manner, according to multiple media reports.
(happened in July but I just saw it now)
Submitted by railgun at 2014-09-01 14:35pm to the
Earlier, we told you about former USC running back Anthony Brown, who quit the team very suddenly and then took to Instagram to accuse head coach Steve Sarkisian of being racist. TMZ has since gotten in touch with Brown, who provided them with some choice quotes.
Here's what Brown told TMZ about his decision to leave the team:
"I called a meeting up with this disrespectful guy!!! He called me a coward, all types of f**k words."
Submitted by Vissarion at 2014-09-01 9:27am to the
The cost of banned foodstuffs started to rise days after the embargo took effect in early August. According to figures released by Russia's State Statistics Service on Wednesday, consumer prices rose by 0.1 percent last week, following a similar increase a week earlier. This trend indicates that already by the end of 2015 Russia's annual inflation rate might hit the five-year maximum of 8 percent, far above the official target set by the Russian authorities, analysts warned.
Submitted by Double The Fist at 2014-08-31 23:57pm to the
Early last week the school board was alerted that one of its eighth grade language arts teachers at Mace's Lane Middle School had several aliases. Police said that under those names, he wrote two fictional books about the largest school shooting in the country's history set in the future. Now, Patrick McLaw is placed on leave.
Phillips said McLaw was taken in for an emergency medical evaluation. The sheriff would not disclose where McLaw is now, but he did say that he is not on the Eastern ...
Submitted by Double The Fist at 2014-08-31 23:52pm to the
An unprecedented genetic study of more than 150 ancient human remains has turned up new clues about the sudden extinction of Paleo-Eskimos, the earliest-known settlers of the Canadian Arctic.
The results of the investigation – which was led by evolutionary geneticist Eske Willerslev, of the university of Denmark, Copenhagen – are published in the latest issue of Science. Those results support the theory that the Dorset, the last vestige of Paleo-Eskimo culture, disappeared roughly 700 ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2014-08-30 20:24pm to the
In 2011, Dr. Pawan Sinha, a professor of vision and computational neuroscience at M.I.T., published his answer to an almost-four-hundred-year-old philosophical problem. The philosopher William Molyneux, whose wife was blind, had proposed a thought experiment in the seventeenth century about a person, blind from birth, who could tell apart a cube and a sphere by touch: If his vision were restored and he was presented with the same cube and sphere, would he be able to tell which was which by ...
Submitted by 400 the cat at 2014-08-30 18:25pm to the