NC Law: Teens who take nude selfie photos face adult sex charges

After a 16-year-old Fayetteville girl made a sexually explicit nude photo of herself for her boyfriend last fall, the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office concluded that she committed two felony sex crimes against herself and arrested her in February.

The girl was listed on a warrant as both the adult perpetrator and the minor victim of two counts of sexual exploitation of minor - second-degree exploitation for making her photo and third-degree exploitation for having her photo in her possession.
Submitted by thirteen3seven at 2015-09-02 20:20pm to the Crime forum.

Emanuel rushed out of public meeting after crowd gets hostile

As contentious as the first public budget meeting was on Monday, tonight's was even worse for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

The meeting was cut short after the mayor's security rushed him off the stage and out of the building. The crowd was hostile and before the mayor’s exit, each speaker piled on angry complaint after angry complaint towards him.

(watch the video)
Submitted by nocash at 2015-09-02 19:51pm to the Politics forum.

Petition Urges 'All People Under 100' to Help Cancel A Prairie Home Companion

For Brace Belden of San Francisco, however, the swift and complete death of APHC is of the utmost importance. That's why last month he created a petition — Cancel Goddam Prairie Home Companion — on Change.org, one that seeks the destruction of that "dumb boring show that forces millions of radio listeners under 60 to turn off their radios whenever that stupid old guy starts his rambling crap."
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2015-09-02 17:20pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Kentucky Clerk Fighting Gay Marriage Has Wed Four Times

The Kentucky county clerk facing potentially stiff penalties for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses has been married four times, raising questions of hypocrisy and selective application of the Bible to her life.

The marriages are documented in court records obtained by U.S. News, which show that Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis divorced three times, first in 1994, then 2006 and again in 2008.
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2015-09-02 15:10pm to the Politics forum.

Sharwarma: Taco al pastor's culinary ancestor

Tacos are an intrinsic part of Mexico, but one of its capital city's taco specialties has a Middle Eastern legacy.

The sizzle of meat being cooked on a hot plate is a familiar sound on Mexico City's streets at lunchtime. Workers head to stalls on the side of the road or to taquerias for their fix of tortillas and tacos.

El Huequito is one of Mexico City's most established taquerias. The name means "little hole" in Spanish - an appropriate name for a diminutive hole in the wall in the middle ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2015-09-02 14:40pm to the Food forum.

Starfish-killing robot close to trials on Great Barrier Reef

An autonomous starfish-killing robot is close to being ready for trials on the Great Barrier Reef, researchers say.

Crown-of-thorns starfish have have been described as a significant threat to coral.

The Cotsbot robot, which has a vision system, is designed to seek out starfish and give them a lethal injection.

After it eradicates the bulk of starfish in a given area, human divers can move in and mop up the survivors.

Field trials of the robot have begun in Moreton Bay in Brisbane to refine ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2015-09-02 14:34pm to the Science forum.

TWO MILLION YEARS OLD FOOTPRINT DISCOVERED IN 1912

Did a giant alien race come down to live on Earth hundreds of millions of years ago? The evidence around the world says yes, giants existed. This footprint is massive in scale, about a meter and a half. Thats not human. Thats an alien species.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2015-09-02 13:18pm to the Horseshit! forum.

Xerox scanners/photocopiers randomly alter numbers in scanned documents

In this article I present in which way scanners / copiers of the Xerox WorkCentre Line randomly alter written numbers in pages that are scanned. This is not an OCR problem (as we switched off OCR on purpose), it is a lot worse – patches of the pixel data are randomly replaced in a very subtle and dangerous way: The scanned images look correct at first glance, even though numbers may actually be incorrect.
Submitted by nocash at 2015-09-02 12:36pm to the Science forum.

Time Cube is gone

As various people have noted, the site's domain seems to have expired; it now returns a splash page of ads and a notice that its registration lapsed on August 24th. Unless it's renewed, Time Cube will exist only as a series of snapshots on the Internet Archive
Submitted by gotterdamm at 2015-09-02 11:56am to the Science forum.

How the Internet Causes Depression

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... Irony and context can save a person from himself from the internet. By making jokes, sly comments, and not labeling them with “satire” on the Facebook newsfeed, you can teach yourself to write, and others to read....
Submitted by B. Weed at 2015-09-02 10:54am to the Off Topic News forum.

Florida Man Refused Service at Arby's Because He's a Cop

"I am offended and appalled that an individual within our community would treat a police officer in such
a manner," said PPPD Chief Dan Giustino. "It is unacceptable, and I will be contacting the Arby's CEO to demand an apology."
Submitted by nocash at 2015-09-02 10:54am to the Food forum.

10 Things That Are Going to Happen Within 15 Days of the End of the Shemitah

Is a great shaking coming to America? An amazing convergence of events is going to take place during the last several weeks of September 2015.

Many are suggesting that this could indicate that something really big is about to happen. In fact, some vendors of emergency food are reporting shortages because so many people are stocking up on food and supplies in anticipation of what is coming.

And of course the list I am about to share with you is not necessarily exhaustive. There are events that ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2015-09-02 10:02am to the Horseshit! forum.

Jack Kirby once designed costumes for a college Shakespeare play

But back in the 1960s, Kirby put his mark on the Bard when a theater group at the University of California at Santa Cruz asked the famed artist to design costumes for their production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Kirby happily obliged, and the resulting outfits were beyond rad.
Submitted by the late ba at 2015-09-02 10:21am to the Video Games forum.

Sony Altered ‘Concussion’ Film to Prevent N.F.L. Protests, Emails Show

In the end even Sony, which unlike most other major studios in Hollywood has no significant business ties to the N.F.L., found itself softening some points it might have made against the multibillion-dollar sports enterprise that controls the nation’s most-watched game.

In dozens of studio emails unearthed by hackers, Sony executives; the director, Peter Landesman; and representatives of Mr. Smith discussed how to avoid antagonizing the N.F.L. by altering the script and marketing the film ...
Submitted by Lurchi at 2015-09-02 10:01am to the Sports forum.

The Uber Misclassified Employee Lawsuit Is Now A California Class Action

While class action lawsuits can be an effective consumer remedy, they are not a quick one. Former drivers for ride-hailing service Uber first filed a class action on behalf of all California drivers in 2013, and it has just now been certified as a class action. The original lawsuit alleges that drivers for Uber are misclassified employees, who should have their vehicle expenses covered by their “employer,” Uber.
Submitted by nocash at 2015-09-02 9:51am to the The Economy forum.

Trigger-Happy Cop Shot One of His Own and Kept Blasting Away

The number of signs that Albuquerque Police Lt. Greg Brachle ignored or didn’t see before putting nine .45-caliber bullets into his fellow officer’s body are simply staggering.

There was the fact that Brachle knew Det. Jacob Grant was involved in a drug buy last January, a sting the superior officer walked up on while Grant sat in an undercover police car. There were Grant’s clothes, an outfit specially worn according to a safety protocol to prevent friendly fire incidents. Even ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2015-09-02 9:42am to the Crime forum.

Freddie Gray case: Baltimore judge upholds officers' charges

A US judge has refused to drop charges for six police officers accused over the death of a black man in police custody, a case that sparked rioting in Baltimore in April.

The judge also rejected a motion to have the prosecutor recused at a hearing in the Freddie Gray death case.
Submitted by nocash at 2015-09-02 9:51am to the Crime forum.

Undercover Activist James O’Keefe Plans to Step Up Political Stalking

Presidential campaigns were put on notice on Tuesday that the stakes will be higher in this election cycle as Project Veritas Action, a research team that uses undercover investigators, warned that it was stepping up its stalking.

The group, which considers itself a journalism organization
Submitted by linnjob at 2015-09-02 8:46am to the Politics forum.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: This is the difference between Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

Although each absurd, uninformed or just plain incorrect statement seems to give Trump a bump in the polls, there are only so many times supporters can defend his outrageous assault on decency, truth and civility. Yes, a few will remain no matter what. (One 63-year-old woman told CNN that the Republicans were out to discredit Trump: “They twisted what the words were, because they’re trying to destroy him.” No one has to twist his words because what he says is twisted enough. He speaks ...
Submitted by Keefu at 2015-09-02 8:10am to the Sports forum.

These men's rights activists are using a 1950s law to shut down women in tech

Two men named Allan Candelore and Rich Allison, who had each prepaid a $20 registration fee on the Chic CEO website, tried to enter the restaurant. According to a legal complaint that they later filed with National Coalition for Men president Harry Crouch, Burns turned them away at the door, saying the event “was only open to women.” They took a photo, left the premises, then promptly initiated legal action, turning to a 1959 California law written to prevent discrimination against ...
Submitted by nocash at 2015-09-02 8:05am to the Off Topic News forum.