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Video console death: US boy, 9, 'kills sister, 13, over controller' - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43455550

I don't support gun control nor do I oppose it. Never owned a gun, but never felt like others shouldn't. But this, well it really makes me think. Even taking the gun away, he still might have grabbed a knife or something deadly but the older sister could've defended herself against such a weapon.
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>And why is a 9 Yo and a 13 Yo playing a +17 game ? There is a reason why it is rated M.

Actually, come to think of it, does it even say anywhere what game they were playing? I mean it's obviously secondary to everything else but where did you find out it was an M rated game?
>ethnicity not mentioned in the article
>more than 2 children in the family
Yep, definitely black people
Question is, what to do with him now. His parent, or both of them will go to prison, probably will loose parenting rights. His life is fucked up anyway, no matter if the court comes up with any kind of punishment for him. What a sad fucking story. Imagine growing up with realization that you murdered your sister over a fucking video game and ruining your parents’ life along the way.
Take that shit back to /b
I don't think he will live for long after he realizes that stuff

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In Ukraine, the former pilot Vladislav Voloshin shot himself. He was accused of attacking the Malaysian Boeing

In Nikolaev, Vladislav Voloshin, a former pilot of the Su-25 attack aircraft, who was accused in Russia of attacking the passenger Boeing of Malaysia Airlines in the Donetsk region, committed suicide. This is reported by the local newspaper "NikVesti".

Officially, the police of the Mykolaiv region reported that the 29-year-old acting director of one of the municipal enterprises committed suicide. The police did not give his name. The dead man shot himself with a PM pistol without license plates.
- Vladislav Voloshin took part in the Ukrainian military operation in the Donbass. He performed 33 combat sorties and was awarded the Order "For Courage".
- In December 2014, "Komsomolskaya Pravda" published an interview with a man, who allegedly saw the departure of Ukrainian combat aircraft from the airfield near Dnepropetrovsk. According to this man, Captain Vladislav Voloshin, a pilot of one of the Su-25, returned with an empty ammunition deck and after landing said: "The plane was not the right one."
-The Russian Investigative Committee stated that the testimony of the source of Komsomolskaya Pravda is credible. UK also named the name of this source - Yevgeny Agapov, a mechanic of one of the Ukrainian aviation units.


Are you bored or do you get paid for this?

You think he would be this relentless if he wasn't getting paid?


poor deluded fagget.

LAST WEEK, The Washington Post brought you news of “Marlon Bundo’s A Day in the Life of the Vice President,” the furry new tale about the real White House pet rabbit. The children’s book, which lands Monday, is illustrated by second lady Karen Pence and written by daughter Charlotte Pence.

And now, on “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver announced Sunday night that he is releasing a politically pointed sendup of the Pence book, titled “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo,” as penned by Jill Twiss, a writer on Oliver’s HBO show, and illustrated by EG Keller.

The key difference is, Oliver’s picture book is about a “Very Special boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny,” according to the book’s description.

Oliver announced his book toward the end of a segment in which he skewered Vice President Pence’s social conservatism, especially, the host said, “his hostility to LGBT rights” and his record of not being “a friend to the gay community.” Oliver also noted that the Pence book tour includes a Colorado stop at the Focus on the Family organization, which, the host said, promotes gay-conversion therapy.

So, “It turns out, in a complete coincidence, we also wrote a book about Mike Pence’s rabbit that has also been published,” Oliver said on Sunday’s show. “In fact, while his is out tomorrow, ours is released right now.

“Now, there are a few small differences between the two books. … Our Marlon Bundo is gay.”

Indeed, Oliver’s “A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo” is already out from Chronicle Books, which cites the book’s “message of tolerance and advocacy” as it “explores issues of same sex marriage and democracy,” as well as its dedication “to every bunny who has ever felt different.”

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i like the stink bug pence^^
Doesn't this sort of thing only bring attention and legitimize the views you are satirizing through giving them the spotlight? Everyone I see shit like this I just imagine it is a cash grab scheme to play on public sentiment and fool them into buying novelty crap.
All the profits from the Oliver book are going to AIDS United and the Trevor Project. And yes, it will bring more attention to Pence's book, and yes it will increase sales for Pence's book as well because you'll have groups like /pol/ and the religious right buying it to spite John Oliver, but Oliver still wins, mainly because Oliver wrote a better book.
I don't know man. Seems like a Streisand effect kind of thing. If you really dislike a view, the worst thing you can do is legitimize. Would have just been better to write a good book about a gay rabbit which is only tangentially at best related to the one by Pence to try and make it a bit more timeless. This book only has legs so long as people know/care about the Pence book, which will ultimately cause it to fade into obscurity
>John Oliver sounds like a total fag,

he is a jew, which was send by MI6 to fight propaganda war "as a view from outside".

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A woman in Tempe, Ariz., has died after being hit by a self-driving car operated by Uber, in what appears to be the first known death of a pedestrian struck by an autonomous vehicle on a public road.

The vehicle was in autonomous mode with a human safety driver at the wheel when it struck the woman, who was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk.

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Exactly. This is like blaming a train for hitting someone dumb enough to walk on the tracks.
probably got hacked by anonymous super russian bots
>retarded woman dies because she doesn't look both ways before crossing the street
So many pedestrians (even when in a crosswalk) as if they didn't just step into the path of 2 tons of steel, glass, and plastic that may or may not have seen them. Ignorant pedestrians are at least as big a problem as bad drivers.
>crossing the street outside of a crosswalk
What's next, someone getting killed by a train while walking on the tracks?

Captcha: select all images with crosswalks

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32 year old silicon valley billionaire pays $10000 to have his brain preserved and uploaded to a computer network so he may live forever.
process is 100% fatal.


we serial experiments lain now
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>Present day, haha.

Since this isn't a game, he'll probably just be dead. At best the researchers that copied his mind will show it off at some symposium, and then turn it off a year or two later once the grant money dries up.
The closest thing to the notion of uploading a brain would be uploading the connectome, which the name of the company, "Netcome", seems to imply it intends to do.

So far the only complete connectomes are for the roundworm C. elegans, the mouse visual cortex, and bits and pieces of drosophila (fruit fly), aplysia (sea slug), etc. Partial connectomes have been assembled for generic bits of the human visual cortex and parts of the limbic (ie memory) system; the Human Connectome Project exists, but the technology for achieving it is still years or even decades away, like where the Genome Project looked like in the 70s/80s.

A company like this is likely doing a very rough connectome map that basically traces a radiochemical as it winds its way through the circuitry of the brain. The resolution of this connectome is maybe, *at best* (assuming even Netcome has some unpublished engineering breakthrough), by whatever measure, 1/100 of the actual human brain processes. But the commercial marginal cost for this mapping technique would be really cheap -- a few thousand like what they're talking about in this article, sans fixed investment costs (which is why I'd be surprised there wasn't a deposit or investment of several million in the company required beforehand).

By all measure of memories this will store nothing. Nada. Zip. By all measure of consciousness or brain ability, well, even with the full connectome down to the sub-micron we cannot yet simulate even the basic systematic processes of C. elegans, so we are years or even decades away (an "unknown known") from being able to translate the connectome into memories, much less thoughts or sensorimotor responses, or even knowing whether the connectome alone is sufficient to do this for a human.


In conclusion, Netcome is almost certainly selling Snake Oil, at a level of pseudoscience far outstripping the controversies at other consumer biotechs like 23-And-Me, or dubious quantum computers from D-Wave. Worse yet, here the Snake Oil is lethal, and on audit demonstrably will not deliver on its promises (for one thing wouldn't they be claiming the multi-million-dollar reward for cracking the Human Connectome Project about now?).

What we do know is that work in cryonics in the last three years has come to a point where long-term freezing is no longer Snake Oil. A new technique was able to freeze and unfreeze a mouse and then a rabbit brain in, as far as tested, near-perfect cognitive cognition for long-term storage (hours to days to weeks).

So if this guy wants to test the scientific frontiers for human preservation of his brain and memories, he should put himself up to be the first human attempted at being deliberately frozen and then unfrozen.

It's always the people who most want to live forever who really shouldn't. Does anybody really think an immortal techno-cabal of silicon valley overlords would be a good thing? Anyone fancy King Zuckerberg reigning in perpetuity? I pray that mind uploading is impossible and these people are all forced to return to the dust from whence they came.

Libs are upset that Facebook can be used to harvest user data.
According to ((sources)) a data analytics company worked with the trump campaign and Steve bannon to help trump win the election by using Facebook for what it was meant for: the mass harvesting and analysis of user data.
Some are calling it a 'data breach' where in reality it was just using the Facebook API and Facebook analytics.
Facebook is the greatest weapon of social engineering the us govt has ever developed, and In 2016 we saw it in action
who knew
So they are officially tired of blaming the Russians.
All social media is cancer and toxic to society.
The nytimes articles goes out of its way to say its unclear whether or not CA has had Russian clients in the past. I stopped reading into the story because as of right now this is some "two scoops" manufactured outrage

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In Google’s continuing effort to make the Internet a shittier experience, they’ve removed the “view image” button from their Google Image website and now will automatically dump you into the image host’s (malware ridden and pop-up infested) website where as often as not, you can’t even find the image you were looking for.

Thanks, man…


Google Removes ‘View Image’ Button From Image Search Results

Google has introduced a change in how it presents image search results yesterday. Google has removed the convenient “view image” button from image search which allowed users to open the image alone instead of opening the website where the image was originally published.

“Today we're launching some changes on Google Images to help connect users and useful websites. This will include removing the View Image button,” Google said on its SearchLiaison Twitter page. “The Visit button remains, so users can see images in the context of the webpages they're on.”

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At least the Getty images that'll now get indexed are at least somewhat close to original source and with attribution, unlike the various predatory "scrapbooking" shithole sites.
Bing wins
wouldn't that just give you the thumbnail?
It shows me the full image, but I've heard people say they just get the thumbnail. You can always view page info and go to the media tab to find the source URL for any image on the page though. At least in Firefox.
Isn't there already some extension you could install?

>James Wilcox IV, a 28-year-old Army veteran, lives in Tacoma, Washington, as he wraps up his undergraduate degree in history at the University of Washington. His father is a fourth-term Washington state legislator, and his family has owned a farm since 1909, which today specializes in cage-free, organic eggs. According to his friends, Wilcox enjoys debating politics, and he describes himself as a moderate Republican.

>Wilcox rates himself as “concerned” on Global Warming’s Six Americas, and of his fellow Republicans, he says, “I could certainly wish that more Republican politicians were willing to be scientifically literate.”

>Wilcox has company; 31% of American Republicans agree that humans are a major driver of climate change, according to public opinion research by the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, which publishes this site.

>While it’s tempting to stereotype one’s political opponents, Wilcox is an example of those who present an opportunity to galvanize bipartisan agreement on climate change. Extreme voices often grab headlines and stoke social media wars, but productive conversations take place more quietly, allowing a glimmer of optimism amid our seemingly intractably partisan politics.

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i dont understand the women's march. it doesn't do anything.
i might not appear to do anything
but i'm sure for those it mattered to it was useful
well then i guess you're part of the problem
87% of all republicans think trump is not an angry infantile dumbo..
>le cold war boogey man
It's 2018

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Around the world, different races have varying levels of access to wealth and resources. And in America, the disparity between black and white social mobility is still huge. Which is why one chef is challenging the way people understand racial wealth disparity by charging white customers at his pop-up restaurant more than people of colour. SAARTJ is the brainchild of New Orleans-based chef Tunde Wey. Anyone can dine there but white customers will face an $18 (£13) increase in their bill, compared to others. Tunde is originally from Lagos, Nigeria, and he’s previously organised a nation-wide dinner series called ‘Blackness in America’. His latest experiment comes from discovering that, according to a 2013 study, the median household income for Afro-Americans in New Orleans is 54% lower than for whites.

The restaurant is named after Saartji Baartman, a South African who was enslaved and paraded around Europe as a freak show thanks to her having ‘steatopygia’ – resulting in extremely protuberant buttocks. She died aged 26 and her story is seen today as the epitome of colonial exploitation and racism. Customers have two pricing options: a standard price of $12 (£8.66) and a suggested price of $30 (£21.66). ‘The standard price was available to all customers, while the suggested price was offered to white customers,’ Tunde explains. ‘The pricing differential represents the wage disparity between black and white households in New Orleans. The net profit collected from sales at the suggested price was redistributed to customers of colour.’

Tunde’s avoided publicity around the project in order to gauge genuine reactions from customers. But after running for a month already, he’s found that around 78% of white guests have chosen to pay the higher amount.
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they served them, let them pay, and just told them to not come back. no actual refusal of service from what ive seen.
>>236982 asked for the court ruling, not some local news article that dramatized the gay plight
They still won't leave a tip, that I can tell you.

Even the nu-est of nu-males can only take so much cucking before he has to give a little. They won't go red over this, but they definitely won't support the restaurant with their money,only twitter posts about how racism is the reason it failed.
Not even black people like black people. Theyve made a cultural cult of brewing contempt and the ire of literally every other race in the world, including themselves
The pay gap they're referring here isn't at equal job. Obviously blacks have, on average, shittier jobs* ; so even if the pay is fair in the end blacks have lower salaries.

*because society's racist I suppose. Or they went to a shit school because their parents were poor because they had shit jobs because they went to shit school because their parents were poor etc. back to legal segregation. Or because they're black.

>he’s just a pop chef, not an artist of any sort
I'd argue that cooking is a mix of art, chemistry (or alchemy, considering chef do it without knowing the exact formulas), and knowledge of old recipes (to know what ingredients can go well with others.)
Some chef play the artsy farty card more than others.

This party has been taking radical actions for years.
Do you think this is going too far?
I like the sounddesign tho. 'Sounds really dark. Dutch people all over the country will get hard n wet because of this.
check the vid out yourself.

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that also. thats just weak. afraid of backlash and such. there is also an article about the vid. its in dutch tho. maybe if ur in chrome u can tranalate the page.

>comparing something that happened literally one thousand years ago to something that was happening two thousand years ago and is still happening now
The PVV, being the only party with a vocal disdain for islam, is used as a scapegoat by the other ruling parties so they don't look bad in comparison. Corruption and deception runs freely through the ruling parties but no look at those evil alt-right nazi fascists etc.
Look at VVD
Islam didn't even exist 2000 years ago

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CNN apparently reached out for comments twice from the hacker known only as '4chan' in response to their trolling of Florida shooting survivors only to be left without a response
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>who is this cnn person?
not sure, must be pretty irrelevant
I wish they'd reached out with some hot pockets and tendies.
I hate that guy
4chan thinks its patriotic. let there be brain..
I feel like 25% of the people in the world should've heard about 4chan at one point now. It doesn't feel as taboo to speak about, compared to back when it used to be talked on random internet forums.

Businesses that make money by collecting and selling detailed records of private lives were once plainly described as "surveillance companies." Their rebranding as "social media" is the most successful deception since the Department of War became the Department of Defense.
"Facebook makes their money by exploiting and selling intimate details about the private lives of millions, far beyond the scant details you voluntarily post," Snowden said earlier in the day. "They are not victims. They are accomplices."

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Oh yes I forgot, grandpa only wants the real important news like Channel 4's Ron Burgandy reporting on Nutty the Waterskiing Squirrel.
Are people really just figuring this out? I used to think most people knew how Facebook was a giant surveillance tool which tests surveillance tech on the public and makes money from it since like 2010-2011 like me but just chose it anyway due to the social benefits and other things, always had an excuse...but not that they were ignorant of what Facebook was.
>>It's not a fad anymore.
>Only fools warble about the details of the lives on line. Usually insecure individuals who need affirmation from strangers, "their friends."

This generation coming into full "adulthood" now is gonna get assraped by their Chinese and Russian competition. Facebook's neither news nor "tech".
go fuck yourself libshit
Hes right tho, you not knowing abiut ehatbhes referring to is a bit laughable.


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>Jake Zakhar recently returned three cellphone cases at a Best Buy store in Mission Viejo, Calif., and a salesperson told him he would be banned from making returns and exchanges for a year. The 41-year-old real-estate agent had bought cases in extra colors as gifts for his sons and assumed he could bring back the unused ones within the 15 days stated in the return policy as long as he had a receipt.

>The salesperson told him to contact The Retail Equation, based in Irvine, Calif., to request his “return activity report,” which showed only three returned items—the cellphone cases—totaling $87.43. He asked the firm to lift the ban, but it declined. When he appealed to Best Buy, it referred him back to The Retail Equation.

>“I’m being made to feel like I committed a crime,” said Mr. Zakhar. “When you say habitual returner, I’m thinking 27 videogames and 14 TVs.”

This seems like a really shitty practice. Neoliberalism strikes again!
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$80 for three phone cases?

This is the price plebs who can't into online shopping pay.

>41 years old

I won't shop there. I worked for my local cable co and often get called for "poor HD quality" (it looks fuzzy). It took a while to discover the dicks at our local BB were removing the component cable from the PVR's prior to sale and trying to sell horribly over-priced Monster cables with the gold paint, or HDMI's. So when the customer refused, he/she went home & used the coax patch cord instead resulting in piss-poor reception.

Fuck Best Buy.
>>> /pol/

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