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Friday, 20 October 2017

Presidential Executive Order Amending Executive Order 13223

quote [ . Amendment to Executive Order 13223. Section 1 of Executive Order 13223 is amended by adding at the end: "The authorities available for use during a national emergency under sections 688 and 690 of title 10, United States Code, are also invoked and made available, according to their terms, to the Secretary concerned, subject in the case of the Secretaries of the Army, Navy, and Air Force, to the direction of the Secretary of Defense." ]

TL;DR - executive order amending GWB's E.O. 13223 which adds retired members of the military to the list of those that may be ordered back to active duty.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@9:35pmGMT] [8 comments]

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Time To Start Getting Our Christmas Wish-Lists Together

quote [ If you need help getting into the holiday spirit (literally), try decking out your tree with these whisky-filled Christmas ornaments. ]

Anyone know if the Secret Santa thing is still happening?

More in extended.

[SFW] [food & drink] [+1]
[by knumbknutz@3:18pmGMT] [8 comments]

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Amanda Hendrix - I Wouldn't Live On Mars. But Titan...

quote [ Why Titan?

To start with, let's make clear that Titan is a moon that, in many ways, acts more like a planet. It has a thick atmosphere, with about 1.5 times the surface pressure of Earth's atmosphere. None of the 177 other moons in the solar system has such an atmosphere. Plus, Titan is the only place in the solar system, other than Earth, with stable surface liquids: Titan has lakes and seas on its surface. So Titan is a remarkable, and very Earth-like, world. ]

Greetings and happy humpday SE!
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Interesting]
[by knumbknutz@1:05pmGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Harvey Fierstein getting tons of abuse from people who have the wrong Harvey

quote [ Theatre legend Harvey Fierstein has been forced to clarify that he has definitely not sexually assaulted any women - amid a tidal wave of mistaken abuse.

But despite being very gay, the theatre legend has received a tidal wave of abuse this month – from people wrongly accusing him of sexually assaulting women.

The gravelly-voiced actor was forced to make a public statement due to the tidal wave of people who had apparently confused him with Harvey Weinstein, the Miramax film exec who has been plagued with sexual assault allegations this month. ]

Fierstein...Weinstein...anyone could make that mistake, right?

Ahh - the internets in all of their combined mob goodness set loose on some poor unsuspecting soul. Harvey F is one of my favorte actors, BTW.
[SFW] [people] [+3]
[by knumbknutz@4:52pmGMT] [18 comments]

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Utah Officer Fired For Arrest Of Nurse, Recorded On Video

quote [ Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown says his detective was wrong when he roughly arrested a nurse who tried to explain hospital policy for drawing blood from an unconscious patient.

The video, recorded by a police body camera, of the rough arrest of University Hospital nurse Alex Wubbels went viral, drawing widespread condemnation and renewing the national debate over the appropriate use of force by the police.

Salt Lake Police Chief Mike Brown relieved Detective Jeff Payne of his duties and disciplined his watch commander, Lt. James Tracey, by demoting him to the rank of officer. ]

Has a week to appeal it, so, stay tunes for the shitstorm...
[SFW] [crime & punishment] [+5 Good]
[by knumbknutz@9:42pmGMT] [7 comments]

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Northern California SE'ers - check in, let us know how your all doing.

quote [ More than a dozen wildfires raged across Northern California for the third straight day Tuesday, with the biggest ones killing at least 15 people, scorching the state's famous wine country, and forcing more than 20,000 people to evacuate, authorities said.

The largest fires were burning in Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties, with flames ripping through the lush, picturesque landscape. ]

Stay safe - we are expecting a bad fire season in SO-CAL as well. Especially since last years El-Nino really gave mother nature a lot of fuel to burn.
[SFW] [ask SE] [+6 Informative]
[by knumbknutz@9:47pmGMT] [9 comments]

Sunday, 8 October 2017

FCC will allow Alphabet’s Project Loon to deliver air balloon LTE to Puerto Rico

quote [ The helium balloons are expected to deliver emergency LTE cellular reception to allow residents and local governments to contact friends and family, coordinate relief and restoration efforts, and reestablish communication with the outside world. It’s unclear to what extent Loon will cover Puerto Rico or parts of the Virgin Islands, or how many balloons the team plans to deploy. ]

Now they need to allow peer-to-peer text passing when phones can't detect an active cell tower (built into all QUALCOMM chips by the way).
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by knumbknutz@9:05pmGMT] [1 comment]

Friday, 6 October 2017

People Walked a Little Differently During Medieval Times

quote [ Roland Warzecha runs a Youtube channel where he delves into the world of medieval weapons and combat. If you want to learn something about Viking shields and swords, medieval spears and combat techniques, spend some time there. ]

Just because nerding out is what I feel like doing on a Friday.
[SFW] [history] [+9 Interesting]
[by knumbknutz@5:05pmGMT] [10 comments]

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

The IRS Just Hired Equifax To Handle Our Personal Information. No, Seriously.

quote [ As part of a no-bid contract no less.

According to a contract award for Equifax’s data services which appeared on the Federal Business Opportunities database on September 30 (the last day of the fiscal year), credit agency will “verify taxpayer identity” and “assist in ongoing identity verification and validations” at the IRS. The notice describes the contract as a “sole source order,” which means the IRS believes Equifax is the only company deemed capable of providing the service. ]

Facepalm, headdesk, WTF could ever go wrong?

[SFW] [business] [+6 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@8:00pmGMT] [16 comments]

Top military officials endorse staying in Iran deal, contradicting Trump

quote [ The nation’s top military leaders stated unequivocally on Tuesday that they believe the United States should stay in the Iran nuclear deal, staking out a position at odds with President Trump’s only days before he decides whether to certify that Tehran is in compliance with the deal. ]

I've been saying all along that the only thing keeping us from 2 new full scale shooting wars in the ME and NK are the members of the US military who would be sent to fight it, and their abject hatred for Trump and his never ceasing incompetence and bumbling.

Unfortunately - should Pence become POTUS, he has the smarts, charm, and political savvy to start make it happen.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Sad]
[by knumbknutz@5:24pmGMT] [2 comments]

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