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Wednesday February 13, 2019. 01:21 AM
Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman was convicted today of drug smuggling and related crimes, and will probably be sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison. Where's he headed? Most likely, ADX Florence in Colorado, a 'supermax' where none of his past successful prison escapes ...
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Welp. Here's the clip, below. MSNBC's Hallie Jackson and Ken Dilanian report that the 'Senate Intel Committee hasn't uncovered direct evidence connecting Trump with Russia.' Of course Trump ran with it. Thank you to @MSNBC! pic.twitter.com/VdRnirACAz — Donald J. Trump...
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Apple's long-rumored subscription news service is probably what the company plans to unveil at a March 25 event on the Steve Jobs Campus, per reports Tuesday afternoon. There's one big problem with Apple's plan, the proposed terms of which were leaked on Tuesday morning:...
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Tuesday February 12, 2019. 11:47 PM
South Carolina cops love the state's civil asset forfeiture laws, which allow the police to seize any property they believe represents the proceeds of a crime and keep it, unless the property's former owner hires a lawyer to prove the innocence of their goods: more than $17m ...
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The courthouse in Rogers County, Oklahoma was shut down last week when a sheriff noticed that a lawyer had bedbugs 'bed bugs are crawling all over them certainly in abundance' -- the lawyer was also accused of shaking out his jacket over the prosecution's files, and gave the ...
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Last month, Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren proposed an annual tax on the largest fortunes in America, with some of the cash generated by the tax being funneled into the IRS to catch dodgers who move or hide their money to escape the tax. The Warren...
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If there's one issue that the Democrats could win votes with, it's limits on pharmaceutical prices, because virtually every American agrees that we're being ripped off by Big Pharma (and that goes double for Obama Democrat voters who switched to being Trump voters in 2016). ...
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Teff is one of the oldest grains to have been cultivated, a staple for so long that its original cultivation date is lost to history and can only be estimated at between 1000 and 4000 BCE; it is best known as the main ingredient in injera, the soft pancakes that are served...
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Libraries rule. Every Detail is a wonderful series.
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I posted about this tiny Bluetooth speaker last year, and shortly after that, it was no longer available on Amazon. It's back now at a great price. The sound quality is really good for such a small device, and it will run for about 4 hours on a charge. It also works as a...
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A 'lobbyist for a major bank' told Reuters that they're afraid to meet with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who now sits on Congress's Financial Services Committee, because 'anything you do or say can be used against you' -- the lobbyist likened meeting with AOC to 'going in to...
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KING 5 news up in Seattle compiled this selection of drivers in Lynnwood, a suburb south north of town, who really should not be out in their pokey little front-wheel-drive compacts. [Thanks, Dean!] Correction: Lynnwood is north of Seattle, not south of it.
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Malawi's 'barefoot engineers' are a group of eight local women who received solar engineering training in the Barefoot College in Rajasthan, India and returned home to install solar systems for poor and/or rural women. Only 10% of Malawi is electrified: solar holds the...
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'An empty presentation delivered by a charismatic speaker can impress even an experienced audience,' says Greg Ross of the Futility Closet, in his post about the 'Dr. Fox Effect.' This [Rockwell Retro Encabulator] presentation, an in-joke among engineers, is technobabble but ...
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This cat Shaft is a bad mother.
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A teen's Reddit post went viral when he asked the public how he could get vaccinated. 'My parents are kind of stupid and don't believe in vaccines. Now that I'm 18, where do I go to get vaccinated? Can I get vaccinated at my age?' The Ohio high school student, Ethan...
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How does a $50 drone compare against a $1,400 Mavic 2 Pro? Well, I was hoping this test would reveal that the $50 knockoff was about half as good as the Mavic. But it turns out that the knockoff is so crappy that it's 0% as good. It can't deal with a light breeze, it loses...
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Make awesome Death Star waffles. I have a set of silicone Star Wars pancake molds, while my sister has this Death Star waffle iron. Her IG photos of waffles look a hell of a lot better than my 'Vader's mask after Luke and Palpatine kick his ass' pancakes. Win the familial ...
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On Sunday, UK-based backyard astrophotographer Szabolcs Nagy captured a series of images of the International Space Station transiting the moon and combined them in the captivating GIF above. Nagy's tools, seen below in the parking lot where he set up for the shoot, were a...
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