this reminds me of the new gambling kiosk at Chilis. I pushed the ‘preview what kind of games we have to play” and it charged me for all of them. Thankfully I was paying cash, but the new technology these days, like this watch, it’s way too easy to buy something you don’t even want. Browsing is being merged with Buying.
April 24, 2015 at 1:41pm
Reminds me of a device designed to stop robocop and terminators, or those bots from Elysium. a Peizoelectric EMP that modifies an existing AR-15/M4 to disable an otherwise unpleasantly bulletproof Dalek invasion. Seems like every home should have one.
 April 23, 2015 at 11:53pm
The United States wont recognize the Armenian Genocide officially because we like parking our military deployments in Turkey. Strategically, the alliance with Turkey (who intentionally denies the genocide) is too valuable for our middle east campaigns to defend a group of people largely wiped out through both genocide and subsequent diaspora. When the United States is willing to stand without the assistance of other Middle Eastern neighbors like Turkey, then the Armenian genocide can become officially recognized.
April 14, 2015 at 7:32pm
Why yes, yes it is. A Katana is an East Asian variant of a Calvary Saber, curved to enhance resilience and hardened along the edge. It can be used to thrust and pierce or to slash, mounted or while on foot. here’s R. Lee Ermey explaining it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDkoj932YFo
About 15 years ago I went to the court house to ask legal questions about the status of swords (our city code says something like “officer’s discretion”) and why guns were legal carry, but swords were in legal limbo. The officers there explained you could kill a whole room full of people with a sword quite quickly. I’m guessing this guy had a “four body blade” XD
A Katana is a horrifyingly powerful Close Quarters Combat weapon and creates much larger wound channels than most pistols.
April 13, 2015 at 8:52pm
the “Flatland” story and film about 2 dimensional beings would be able to make use of this version of movies. I think you can use it to tell if the overall color scheme of a film is moodier or brighter. I mean, it’s got some limited value to it. I think it would be neat to see a side by side comparison of Sin City and Avatar for instance.
 April 7, 2015 at 11:46am
money can save a life. He should take the shredded money to the bank, explain what happened, get it exchanged, and buy a ballistic vest. 3 Grand? Vests go for far less.
 April 7, 2015 at 11:41am
I hope he does increase military spending. It’s one of the most legitimate American uses of Tax dollars. Military spending lead to things like the existence of Airports, satellites, and the Internet. They employ millions of Americans and enlisted salaries aren’t bloated like so many other government paid positions you could name.
 April 7, 2015 at 11:36am
Romney isolated a huge percent of the voting Population by making derisive comments about a voter segment. The result was Obama.
I don’t care if Paul runs as president or Vice president after the dust settles, as long as he’s got a job in the White House, I think we have a chance to get back on track to our founding principles.
 April 7, 2015 at 10:59am
A UFO is just an unidentified Flying Object. Unless you are an airline pilot or a history buff, or looking out the window as the planes take off at the airport, you probably cannot identify most flying vehicles. Where the “UFO” sighting kicks in is not when you see an object you can’t identify, but when you can’t even guess what it might be. When the Stealth,Hover, and High Altitude vehicles were being developed, people had no reference point. The map shows places near lots of airforce bases and research facilities with vast airspace and clear weather. I live near an airforce base and a desert, so I see all sorts of test craft I can’t identify.
March 19, 2015 at 11:08am
Mormons have this tier thing about Heaven and Government, like, Good, Better, Best. for example, Terrestrial vs. Celestial, or A government of Judges vs. a Wise and Divinely inspired king. For children, parents are basically the same thing. While two good parents, male and female is the best combination, I know a great deal many latch key kids in one parent homes who would be better off with two loving parents, even if they were the same sex, rather than one parent who’s love was questionable and never around, or abusive.
Same sex parents can be good or bad influences, but the benefit of the second same sex parent is going to be less because of the overlap of skill sets and wisdom. You might be lucky to consider it 1.5 parents, but you could never consider it the full benefit of both. Despite that, as a latchkey kid myself who grew up in a shattered home, I can say I’d rather have two parents of whatever sex than my default mommy-daddy Mr. Cable TV.
February 15, 2015 at 12:34pm
No, I’m pretty sure Health care is ” trying to steal your …passwords, messages, [and definitely the money on your] credit cards”
 February 15, 2015 at 12:29pm
There does need to be a litigation and home defense system in place to protect the rights of people who can be harassed. Disturbing the Peace, Noise Ordinances, and re-institution of some kind of privacy standards is more necessary than ever. Pretending only law abiding citizens exist and that there’s no such thing as organized crime doing things like scouting houses for potential car theft or robbery or kidnapping… Frankly if its not Delivering Pizzas and Textbooks, I would prefer the right to treat it as a trespasser for getting too close to my front door, new car, or whatever.
I'm sure there will be an EMP-gun revolution. Point and shoot drones out of your property and have a 'no fly zone' sign up. EMP-guns will be subject to abuse and thereby banned in the future.
By the way, I can already see the future headlines: "Pizza delivered to homes roof". Homes will have to be modernized from the UAV revolution to provide easier access to the roof. I can already see the handwriting on the legislation.
February 15, 2015 at 12:23pm
the uses they permit are the ones I wanted illegal. “Aerial photography and mapping, crop monitoring, and inspections of cell towers, bridges and other tall structures.” just sounds like 1984 and voyeurism. Meanwhile, things we might actually like, such as rapid distribution of tiny (books) amazon deliveries and Delivery (pizza/chinese/sandwiches) is what’s actually being inhibited.
Although, truth be told, these things are a dangerous weapon of hackers, serial killers, and terrorists, as any legit bot can be hacked, pick up a bomb, and deliver it to someone’s doorstep. It could even be made to deliver an “expected package” swapped with a bomb inside. At the very least you could see thieves taking people’s deliveries, swapping out delivery boxes with rocks, and Fraternity Pranks delivering gift rapped refuse or feces.
November 13, 2014 at 3:08pm
Canada is still owned by Great Britain, it is a giant territory pretending to be a country, like Australia and New Zealand. You merely need look at their currency and mint to see the Queen’s face every year. People who live under a Monarchy and have a local Prime Minister have no more concept of American Liberty than a dog has of what’s written on a News Paper.
 November 13, 2014 at 3:01pm
it’s complicated and the man took a good argument and turned it into excrement. 1. there are veterans who have fought for freedoms of people in general, they exist in every generation, not just the Greatest. That’s because we are typically in 170+ different places on any given day – someone somewhere is being a hero, even if the bulk of the rest are just bored playing online video games or re-enacting sock scenes from Jar Head. It is true that since at least the Cotton/slave period, corporations like the East India Trading company or Halliburton have put lives at risk not for freedom or liberty, but for greed and power struggles. Same thing with communist revolutions – mostly puppets of wealthy special interest groups. But here’s the real issue: Gene Roddenberry claimed an advanced civilization was all about preventing war, not cool toys for fighting it. Old Gene was wrong.
Any country that is insufficiently capable of defending itself with a standing army or equivalent (Navy, Air, Cyber, Space, etc.) will be occupied by another military or marauder force with less scruples. Therefore, on a daily basis, the show of military power and the occasional skirmish is necessary for preserving the liberties and freedoms at home. Veterans do however, have a responsibility after their commissions to maintain those freedoms in the political arena, and that failing, the instructions are in the Declaration of Independence.
Non sequitar. You did not show how a daily show of military power preserves freedom. The founders certainly did not think that was the case. Would the government quartering troops in your home also preserve your freedom?
 November 3, 2014 at 3:35pm
What this map really shows is that America is mostly concerned about Immigration, with Economic issues second, and Healthcare in third place. Women’s issues is almost nonexistent.
 October 28, 2014 at 2:33am
This reminds me of two things: 1. a tick bite that causes an allergy to red meat, and 2. the side effects of risperdal and certain other antipsychotics in patients inhibiting the desire of some patients to eat, drink, or do much of anything. It is also possible he has developed an allergy to a series of chemicals that his family uses in abundance in their cooking, and that the water quality may be very low. Otherwise it sounds a lot like stomach flu, where it is very difficult to keep anything down.
 October 28, 2014 at 2:26am
You know, I bet it cost more than $86,000 to arrange for this SWAT raid on this old man, counting the cost of an otherwise useless military vehicle, and the salary of all those militarized police with their training, equipment, and fuel costs, not to mention legal fees. They could have just waited for him to die of old age.
Authorities sanctioning events like this are begging for Civil War.