The talking bear has been put on furlough and is not allowed to comment.
The crew of the moon base was declared non-essential and ordered to wait outside for the duration of the sequester. They seem to have adjusted to this well, as they have not complained for several days.
“All of N.S.A.’s work has a foreign intelligence purpose,” the spokeswoman added.
Note this doesn't mean that there isn't also a domestic intelligence purpose, just that one or more of the purposes is for foreign intelligence.
Ohio State University just received an armored military vehicle for use on its premises. Now, what use could a university possibly have with a military vehicle such as this? Have a look.
They got a free MRAP, looks like a MaxxPro (from the Wikipedia page). Hilarious. I'm sure it will come in handy during frat pledge week. At least they got it for free, not that maintenance/upkeep will be free. As it seems to have no mounted weapons, the biggest danger involved is the mocking the university will receive for security theater overkill.
And then after the speech Senator Coats entered into the Congressional Record a list containing the names, e-mail address, SSN, prescription drug record, and last 7 tax returns of all those who dare to think the NSA would ever abuse their privacy.
Unless you consider a very mild shock to be "bodily injury,"
I'm sure the parents were more than mildly shocked to hear such a ridiculous thing from the school. Since a mild shock is so dangerous, for the shock they received maybe they should also sue the school for mental trauma or PTSD.
> What detriment might we suffer if they contact us? Might they consider this?
Finding evidence of intelligent alien life is not the same as contacting them. As our communications are limited by the speed of light, it would be years before could contact them (if we thought that would be a good idea). What we see might also make us decide we need to put effort into not being detected by them. Best to know what's out there either way. Just because it's difficult doesn't mean it shouldn't be attempted.
I go to conventions a few times a year, often with committee meetings held in rooms with carpet equivalently awful to that in the article. As much as I would have loved to be able to disappear at some of those meetings, never once have I thought of actually dressing like the carpet- until now. Or instead of disappearing, maybe I could just lay low (floor level) until I'm needed for a motion or a vote...
My next committee meeting just got a lot more interesting...
The RIAA is missing so many opportunities to improve their business, but it's not missing any to make themselves look like idiots.
Here's my interpretation of the RIAA's claim:
RIAA: "There's a whorehouse on somewhere Google Ave. Well there might be. OK, there's that one lady who dresses funny sometimes. Anyway, we're going to need the entire street dug up, and put up signs directing people looking for a whorehouse to my 'House of Lotion' instead."
Genius. And I just love how they compare their content to child porn.
1. Remove E-ZPass from windshield.
2a. Place E-ZPass on head under tin foil hat (on seat or dash but under hat would work as well, but would leave your brain vulnerable to whatever you were wearing the hat for).
Or have some fun with it, mess with their readings:
- take it on the subway
- run through Central Park with it
- put one on slow-moving vendor cart
- tie one to a pigeon
- make fake transmitters, be everywhere at once or time them so it looks like you're moving down Broadway at Mach 3.
- use fake transmitters to generate thousands of fake signals, all moving with you. Laugh as they report the biggest traffic jam ever.
It's evil because the MPAA has a patent on it (as a business method) and unless you are licensed to use it you are STEALING from them! Thief! They will find you (or someone else in your IP block) and make you (or them) pay!
Note that they also have a separate patent on kicking kittens on the internet (emphasis theirs).
Don't forget there are those who are unable to get vaccinations due to age and those who have compromised immune systems. First dose for MMR is at 12 months.
Hate to say it, but this is a case where "think of the children!" is actually appropriate. And "think of the chemo patients!" and "think of the already sick with xxx patients! (where xxx means another disease, not explicit entertainment).