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ISIS claiming to exterminate a Pakistani Intel agent
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-Lurid Crime Tales-
Tennessee mother, 19, accused of putting 8-month-old in freezer, gets 2 years' probation?
[FoxNews] A young Tennessee mother, 19, has received two years’ probation for putting her 8-month-old baby in a freezer while allegedly under the influence, then closing the lid, according to a report.

FOX 35 ORLANDO reported that Brittany Smith was facing felony charges of aggravated child abuse and neglect. She pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of child neglect only.

Witnesses said they saw Smith holding her baby next to an unused freezer in their backyard.

The resident went outside to speak with Smith, and found her in the crawlspace under their home.

The baby was found in the freezer, which had about an inch of standing water inside.

The baby survived.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [135 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Have yet to figure out the entire story but regardless she is very attractive
Posted by: Uleck Spererong9442 || 06/06/2019 2:14 Comments || Top||

#2  The baby was found in the freezer, which had about an inch of standing water inside.

Sounds like the freezer, which was outside, was not actually freezing.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/06/2019 9:16 Comments || Top||

#3  The baby survived.

This time.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 9:43 Comments || Top||


American Killed in San Ysidro Gun Battle Was Smuggling 2 Chinese Men
[TimesOfSanDiego] Authorities Wednesday publicly identified a 23-year-old Riverside County man who opened fire on Customs and Border Protection personnel during a human-smuggling attempt at San Ysidro Port of Entry.

Travis James Eckstein of Beaumont died at the scene of Monday evening’s shootout at the international border crossing, according to San Diego Police.

The events that led to the deadly gunfire began about 7:45 p.m., when Eckstein refused to stop for CBP officers after driving out of Mexico into a secondary inspection area at the port facility, SDPD Lt. Matt Dobbs said.

As the federal personnel tried to stop Eckstein, his white truck wound up blocked by another vehicle. He then allegedly began firing a gun toward some of the federal agents, getting out of his pickup while continuing to shoot. Seven officers returned fire, mortally wounding him.

Customs personnel performed CPR on Eckstein until paramedics took over the unsuccessful lifesaving attempts, Dobbs said.

None of the federal personnel were injured.

Concealed in the back of Eckstein’s truck, officials found a pair of Chinese nationals, ages 18 and 27, with no legal status to enter the United States, according to CBP public affairs. The two men, who were unhurt, were interviewed and turned over to customs officers.

Northbound vehicle and pedestrian operations at the port of entry were suspended for about 30 minutes due to the shooting.

San Diego Police homicide detectives were called in to investigate the case, as is standard in all shootings involving law enforcement officers in the city.

‐City News Service
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  officials found a pair of Chinese nationals

Important enough mission for the driver to go shooting and die?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 2:14 Comments || Top||

#2  He was a drug user, living in his truck
Posted by: Frank G || 06/06/2019 6:38 Comments || Top||

#3  "Just a humanoid vacuum cleaner, and a sex doll in the back,Sir."
"Gimme that torch ! Uhh oh !"
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/06/2019 7:03 Comments || Top||

#4  There's trouble on the streets tonight
I can feel it in my bones, I had a premonition
That he should not go alone

I knew the gun was loaded
But I didn't think he'd kill
Everything exploded, and the blood began to spill


You've got to carry weapons, 'cause you always carry cash

There's lots of shady characters, lots of dirty deals
Ev'ry name's an alias, in case somebody squeals
It's the lure of easy money, it's got a very strong appeal

Perhaps you'd understand it better
Standin' in my shoes, it's the ultimate enticement
It's the smuggler's blues, smuggler's blues
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/06/2019 8:52 Comments || Top||

#5  Economic refugees from China? I dunno. Gotta wonder how many of them don't get caught and what they're up to.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 06/06/2019 11:38 Comments || Top||


Chinese flour factory boss, 49, is executed after raping 25 underage schoolgirls
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [141 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well that certainly fixed the recidivism problem.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/06/2019 8:44 Comments || Top||

#2  Need to do the same thing to his 'scout' eight accomplices.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 06/06/2019 9:12 Comments || Top||

#3  And a number of 'religious' leaders.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 9:54 Comments || Top||


-Short Attention Span Theater-
Lego SLBM launch (smile)
[Twitter]


Posted by: 3dc || 06/06/2019 14:29 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [131 views] Top|| File under: Tin Hat Dictators, Presidents for Life,

#1  Almost hit his trailer!
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 15:11 Comments || Top||


Angelina Jolie's Cambodia charity headquarters are shacks with no running water, barely any electricity and live-in workers are fed white rice and banned from sex - while actress doesn't spend the night and flies out on helicopter
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 01:44 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [232 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Loooow carbon footprint, though!
Posted by: Raj || 06/06/2019 8:40 Comments || Top||

#2  I like a charity with low overhead.
Posted by: Iblis || 06/06/2019 9:06 Comments || Top||

#3  Kinda like Pitt's Katrina housing.

Big media kickoff but no follow thru.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 9:32 Comments || Top||

#4  My brother in law is from Battambang and I've been. Shacks in a field with no running water is pretty much all there is.

He installs wells all over the country with his private NGO
Posted by: Beavis || 06/06/2019 10:08 Comments || Top||

#5  Maybe she's also paid by the orphanage tourism industry.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/06/2019 12:56 Comments || Top||

#6  Yeah, paid in orphans.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 15:12 Comments || Top||


Watch a helicopter rescue go wildly off track
[CNN] Air turbulence began to rapidly spin a female hiker as she dangled in a basket attached to a rescue helicopter. This rarity is a known phenomenon in the hoist rescue industry.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [126 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Had some experience in spooling industrial cable on cranes. This looks like unstretched fresh cable.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 2:17 Comments || Top||


-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
Oakland becomes the second U.S. city to decriminalize magic mushrooms
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 01:01 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [170 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How can we tell if a Californian is on magic mushroom or not?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 06/06/2019 18:14 Comments || Top||

#2  Thought they had already decriminalized these mushrooms there already.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/06/2019 19:12 Comments || Top||


Hundreds of Welsh villagers queue up for TB checks after outbreak of killer disease 'spread in the local pub', leaving one dead and 28 ill
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • About 80 Welsh villagers have been invited to undergo screening for TB

  • 29 people have been infected with the disease in Llwynhendy since 2010

  • The outbreak appears to have centred on the Joiners Arms in the village

  • Margaret Pegler, 64, died five days after she was diagnosed with TB last year
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [96 views] Top|| File under:


-Land of the Free
Walmart will recruit high school students with free SAT prep and $1 a day college tuition
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 00:25 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [104 views] Top|| File under:


Billionaire Tom Siebel now offering employees this huge perk
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [143 views] Top|| File under:


-War on Police-
NYPD officer dead by self-inflicted gunshot wound in Queens, police say
[FOX] NEW YORK CITY – A deputy chief with the New York Police Department died Wednesday after he shot himself, a police spokesman told Fox News.

The NYPD confirmed to Fox News that Deputy Chief Steven Silks, executive officer of Patrol Borough Queens North, was the department veteran who died. The 62-year-old deputy chief had been with the police department for over 38 years, police Sgt. Lee Jones said.

Sources told the New York Post that the officer, who was a month away from retirement, had been sitting in an unmarked patrol car when he shot himself in the head, but police would not confirm it.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [137 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Divorce? 38 years, so about ready for retirement alone? Health issues?

I'm sorry this happened, there should be resources available for police and firemen with depression issues.
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 06/06/2019 8:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Mandatory retirement.

Another police source told The Post that Silks “absolutely lived for the NYPD.”

“He loved what he did. He was admired and loved by everybody. It’s heartbreaking,” the officer said.
Posted by: Frank G || 06/06/2019 9:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Did they bust him out as a 'settlement' for no public trial?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 9:43 Comments || Top||


Bangladesh
Man reportedly rapes 4th grader in Sherpur
[Dhaka Tribune] A fourth grader girl has been reportedly raped by a young man in Sreebardi upazila on Wednesday.

Police tossed in the slammer
Maw! They're comin' to get me, Maw!
an young man, Akram, in the incident.

According to police and family sources, the girl was a student of KG School at Dhaka’s Uttara, reports UNB.

The girl went to her grandfather's house in Shalmara village in the upazila to celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with her relatives.

She was playing with other kids in Jankikhila Hafezia Madrasa field when Akram lured her to a nearby house and raped her.

Hearing victim's screams, locals rushed in and caught him red-handed.

Later, he was handed over to police.

The girl was first taken to Sreebardi Upazila Health Complex and later moved to Sadar Hospital, said Sreebardi cop shoppe OC Ruhul Amin Talukder.
Posted by: Fred || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [94 views] Top|| File under:


China-Japan-Koreas
The NKor N-bomb test was much bigger than reported
[Defense One] Scientists looking anew at a 2017 North Korean nuclear test discovered that the explosion was likely about two-thirds more powerful than U.S. officials previously thought.

Earlier data put the yield somewhere between 30 and 300 kilotons; the U.S. intelligence community said 140 kilotons. That was already the most powerful device tested by North Korea, topping a 2016 test by about an order of magnitude. But a new look at seismological data suggests that the blast was between 148 and 328 kilotons, and probably around 250 kilotons.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/06/2019 02:10 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [191 views] Top|| File under: Commies

#1  So, double in size of the original report.
Is this a model of the weakness of the scientific intelligence research teams and the quality of their work?

Oilers are better at explosive seismology analysis, I think.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 9:29 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Culture Wars
'F*** police, that's how I feel, man': Shocking bodycam footage shows a near-riot outside a Cleveland high school involving 300 students that led to the arrest of eight people
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 01:42 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [295 views] Top|| File under:

#1  We need a bigger blog a Feral Youth tag.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/06/2019 8:57 Comments || Top||

#2  "F*** schools, that's how I feel, Man." Said the cop.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/06/2019 12:57 Comments || Top||

#3  There's a substantial Amish community in Ohio, so this isn't surprising.
Posted by: charger || 06/06/2019 18:24 Comments || Top||

#4  Seems kinda indecent to put this under the Page 1 D-Day post, so...

Elysian Fields. A hapless chump
Was driving past the City Dump
When suddenly he heard the curse
Of a person more diverse.
A "F-ck!," a truck, and beaucoup clanks.
Nebraska man peeked through the planks.
Like all Caucasians, choked with hate,
He chuckled... but the balky gate --
Upon which swung his very fate! --
Was freed at last: The way made straight!
He jumped the fence to shake the hand
Of that ingenious garbageman
Who all unwittingly had taught him
To put the hinge down at the bottom.

O engineer of sanitation,
Long before the big invasion
Your chariot of inspiration
Saved this great ungrateful nation,
Dumping junk and chunks of chickens,
Thus assisting Andrew Higgins.

For that you ought to get some credit
Though I doubt you'll ever get it...
But just in case, I penned this doggerel
For Obama's next inaugural.
Posted by: Ebbitle Elmomoting1830 || 06/06/2019 21:29 Comments || Top||

#5  They should announce that in the future, all riot police will be armed with flamethrowers and AA-12's using FRAG-12 ammunition. Any rioter who manages to survive should consider a new career.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 06/06/2019 22:39 Comments || Top||


Home Front: WoT
97-year-old WWII veteran parachutes out of plane on 75th anniversary of his D-Day jump
Nice story, but I'm posting because he was my Civics teacher at my Jr. HS in Chula Vista. Great stories and a strong man. A genuinely good man
It’s even better when there’s a personal connection.
[10 News San Diego] For most people, a summer trip to France is a chance to relax in beautiful surroundings and to savor the country's fine food. For Tom Rice of San Diego, it's an opportunity to relive the time he nearly died jumping from a C-47 Douglas airplane, then was shot at, again and again.

Despite being 97, Rice climbed once more into the bone-rattling fuselage of a C-47 and, while flying over the Normandy fields where he first saw action in 1944, leaped into the unknown.

Those on the ground watched the anxiety-inducing descent as, strapped to another parachutist dangling beneath a stars and stripes canopy, the old man coasted through the sky, another gigantic American flag billowing out behind him.

Reaching the ground with only a slight stumble on impact, Rice proudly gave V for victory signs with his hands and, wearing a 101st Airborne baseball cap, said he felt "great" and was ready to "go back up and do it again."

Rice, along with thousands of other, was in Normandy to mark the anniversary of the June 6 D-Day military operations that 75 years ago saw Allied forces turn the tide of World War II toward eventual defeat for Nazi Germany.

Most participants were content with touring some of the broad landing beaches -- with code names like Juno, Gold and Omaha -- that saw legions of young men wade ashore into a barrage of German machine gun and artillery fire to push back German advances.
Posted by: Frank G || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [105 views] Top|| File under:


Olde Tyme Religion
The Latest: Lawyer blasts $50 million bail for church leader
[FoxNews] The Latest on the arrest on child rape charges of Naasón Joaquín García, the leader of the La Luz del Mundo church (all times local):

6 P.M.
An attorney for the leader of a Mexico-based evangelical church says his client's $50 million bail on charges of child rape and human trafficking is "outrageous" and unreasonable.

No pleas were entered Wednesday at a hearing for Naasón Joaquín García, the head of La Luz del Mundo, and two followers in Los Angeles. The judge left García's bail at $50 million and ordered them back to court Monday for arraignment.

García's bail had been raised from $25 million to $50 million Tuesday after investigators completed more search warrants.

García answered the judge's questions through a Spanish interpreter while his co-defendants responded softly in English.

His family waved to him as he was being led out of the courtroom before a bailiff admonished them. About two dozen family members and congregants came to the hearing.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 00:03 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [119 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I think the community was in general agreement yesterday that termination would render the most successful outcome.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 9:39 Comments || Top||


Science & Technology
the Peculiar Math That Could Underlie The Laws Of Nature
[Wired] IN 2014, A graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State University, eager to talk to a physics professor there named Murat Günaydin. Furey had figured out how to build on a finding of Günaydin’s from 40 years earlier—a largely forgotten result that supported a powerful suspicion about fundamental physics and its relationship to pure math.

The suspicion, harbored by many physicists and mathematicians over the decades but rarely actively pursued, is that the peculiar panoply of forces and particles that comprise reality spring logically from the properties of eight-dimensional numbers called “octonions.”

As numbers go, the familiar real numbers—those found on the number line, like 1, π and -83.777—just get things started. Real numbers can be paired up in a particular way to form “complex numbers,” first studied in 16th-century Italy, that behave like coordinates on a 2-D plane. Adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing is like translating and rotating positions around the plane. Complex numbers, suitably paired, form 4-D “quaternions,” discovered in 1843 by the Irish mathematician William Rowan Hamilton, who on the spot ecstatically chiseled the formula into Dublin’s Broome Bridge. John Graves, a lawyer friend of Hamilton’s, subsequently showed that pairs of quaternions make octonions: numbers that define coordinates in an abstract 8-D space.

There the game stops. Proof surfaced in 1898 that the reals, complex numbers, quaternions and octonions are the only kinds of numbers that can be added, subtracted, multiplied and divided. The first three of these “division algebras” would soon lay the mathematical foundation for 20th-century physics, with real numbers appearing ubiquitously, complex numbers providing the math of quantum mechanics, and quaternions underlying Albert Einstein’s special theory of relativity. This has led many researchers to wonder about the last and least-understood division algebra. Might the octonions hold secrets of the universe?

“Octonions are to physics what the Sirens were to Ulysses,” Pierre Ramond, a particle physicist and string theorist at the University of Florida, said in an email.
Much more at the link
Posted by: 3dc || 06/06/2019 05:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [297 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Quaternions, Octonions and Sedenions as the underlying structural math of the universe have long featured in ancient Indian vedic mathematics. Too bad most of it was suppressed for 700 years under muslim cultural domination. Then the Brits came and told us, 'anything you know is shite anyway you grass eating rag-heads!' Today, this must sound like news to current academics.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/06/2019 6:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Shades of Ramanujan
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 9:16 Comments || Top||

#3  Cold Fury, HA!
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 9:25 Comments || Top||

#4  I had enough trouble with the "old math" but go Cold Fury; you've got grit.
Posted by: JohnQC || 06/06/2019 11:01 Comments || Top||

#5  Where does common-core numbers fit in?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 06/06/2019 12:01 Comments || Top||

#6  Nowhere!
Posted by: 3dc || 06/06/2019 15:59 Comments || Top||


'Womp': Watch the moment Boston Dynamics' robo-dog fails hilariously on stage at Amazon's Re:Mars conference
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 01:59 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [188 views] Top|| File under:


Ultimate limit of human endurance found
A Yoko Ono concert?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 00:52 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [225 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Dang it Frank, now I gotta replace my keyboard and monitor...
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 06/06/2019 8:47 Comments || Top||

#2  Did they include a variable for level of oxygen intake?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/06/2019 8:55 Comments || Top||

#3  Interesting. Now do the endurance limit for putting up with other people's nonsense.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/06/2019 9:35 Comments || Top||

#4  Falls into the 'who cares' bin until one considers the burden of physical training for extended missions, field ration quality, performance timelines and mission success expectation modeling.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 9:36 Comments || Top||

#5  Around 1 litre of 40% vodka for me.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 06/06/2019 12:16 Comments || Top||


‘Future nightmares': Twitter users can't handle VIDEO of truck-pulling robot dogs
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 00:37 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [182 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Next up-crowd control
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 2:11 Comments || Top||


Have we reached solar minimum? The sun has been without spots for 16 consecutive days - and it could lead to magnetic storms that interrupt air travel, satellites and power grids
[Daily Mail, where America gets its news]
  • A solar minimum, which occurs every 11 years, has begun, according to NASA

  • They mark a period of reduced activity on the otherwise violent sun's surface

  • At the cycle's peak, solar maximum, the sun is continually peppered with spots

  • The minimum means more energy is being thrown thrown out into space and towards the Earth leading to magnetic storms
Also from the Daily Mail:
Sun's 11 year cycle of activity is shaped by the gravitational pull of Venus, Earth, and Jupiter lining up - and they shift our star's plasma by just ONE MILLIMETRE, experts say
  • 11-year cycle of the sun's activity matches up well with the 11.07 year event of the three planets aligning in a specific way.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under:

#1  probably need the hysteria watermark
Posted by: chris || 06/06/2019 6:58 Comments || Top||

#2  As if millions of quack scientists' and politicians' voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened...to grant and tax monies.

Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/06/2019 8:48 Comments || Top||

#3  So what did happen 11 years ago?
Posted by: Seeking Cure For Ignorance || 06/06/2019 9:14 Comments || Top||

#4  As if millions of quack scientists' and politicians' voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened...to grant and tax monies.

Yep, that's Snark of the Day!
Posted by: SteveS || 06/06/2019 9:19 Comments || Top||

#5  So what did happen 11 years ago?

Obama was elected?
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 9:47 Comments || Top||

#6  NOAA Sunspot predictions from April 20, 2007 has a range from 2018-2020, so... not news, unless you are a "science" reporter and it's a slow news day, eh?
Posted by: magpie || 06/06/2019 11:25 Comments || Top||

#7  actually, contrary to the article, coronal mass ejections are correlated with sunspot maxima although this correlation is weak and the causation of CMEs is not well understood
Posted by: lord garth || 06/06/2019 11:54 Comments || Top||

#8  The every eleven years solar minimum is the basic model. However, periodically there is an extended minimum — y’all will remember the Little Ice Age, while the more technical are thinking about the Maunder Minimum while hoping for something more Dalton-like ...

At the tail end of last year Sarah Hoyt’s blog hosted a post on the latest proposal for an improved model that would account for these extended minima: The Latest on the Double-Dynamo Solar Model, and Dr. Zharkova’s Predictions of a Grand Minimum by Stephanie Osborne.

Bottom line, magnetic storms may not be all we need to worry about.
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/06/2019 13:57 Comments || Top||

#9  First the Mooslims can't spot the moon, now Sun Spots are playing hide and seek? Oh my!
Posted by: Frank G || 06/06/2019 14:29 Comments || Top||

#10  Two interesting things about Dr. Zharkova's work:
1) it is based on a statistical analysis of solar activity, NOT the predictions of a computer model.
2) Rather than predicting generic gloom and doom that *could* happen in the future, she makes a specific, testable prediction - that the next few years will be very cold. As she says, we will see if she is right.

As tw points out, this is not your usual every 11 years solar minimum but a Big-Ass Solar Minimum, like back when the Thames used to freeze over. It's worth watching Dr. Zharkova's presentation rather than filtering the idea through 'journalism'. No offense to their mums, but when it comes to a grasp of science, most journalists lack opposable thumbs.
Posted by: SteveS || 06/06/2019 14:56 Comments || Top||


'Mind reading' chip unveiled in China could soon let you control your smartphone or PC with your thoughts
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [148 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Or vice versa.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/06/2019 7:04 Comments || Top||

#2  Borg
Posted by: Procopius2k || 06/06/2019 8:44 Comments || Top||

#3  More likely a distributed AI swarm:
A new way to build tiny neural networks could create powerful AI on your phone
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/06/2019 9:53 Comments || Top||

#4  They may release a firmware update that switches it to "write mode".
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/06/2019 12:49 Comments || Top||



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A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.

Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.

Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has dominated Mexico for six years.
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Mon 2019-06-03
  Houthi rebels launch a drone attack on a military parade for Saudi-led coalition forces in the port city of Aden
Sun 2019-06-02
  Al-Quds rally rejects ‘deal of the century’
Sat 2019-06-01
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Fri 2019-05-31
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Thu 2019-05-30
  IDF Destroying Hezbollah's Last, Largest Cross-Border Attack Tunnel
Wed 2019-05-29
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  IS claims responsibility for a Bangladesh explosion
Mon 2019-05-27
  Gunmen raid Burkina Faso church, kill four
Sun 2019-05-26
  Sri Lanka Troops Launch Major Hunt for Islamists Linked to Suicide Attacks
Sat 2019-05-25
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Thu 2019-05-23
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