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  • 'Scent Pushed Me to Smash Makkah Grand Mosque Lamp'

    06/09/2014 11:19:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    A 24-year-old Nigerian who used a steel bar to smash a big lamp at the Grand Mosque in Makkah said he had done so after smelling a good scent. The man told police that he had gone to the Mosque to pray after having a heated argument with his family. “I was at the Mosque when an old man and a woman passed by and pushed me…I got mad because of this…moments later, I smelt a good scent which made me more mad and pushed me to attack the lamps,” he said, quoted by Makkah newspaper. It quoted police sources...
  • State Dept. Meltdown at Benghazi Hearing

    10/10/2012 4:19:09 PM PDT · by mojito · 41 replies
    Commentary ^ | 10/10/2012 | Alana Goodman
    The Obama administration’s Benghazi response continued to unravel at the House Oversight Committee hearing today, as State Department officials struggled unsuccessfully to get their stories straight. Ambassador Patrick Kennedy defended UN Ambassador Susan Rice’s claim on September 16 that the attack was part of a spontaneous protest that erupted over an anti-Islam video, saying that anyone at the State Department would have said the same thing as Rice based on the intelligence available at the time. “If any administration official, including any career official, were on television on Sunday, September 16, they would have said what Ambassador Rice said. The...
  • Gravity Powered Lamp, Designed By Student, Provides As Much Light As 40 Watt Bulb

    02/22/2008 11:27:17 AM PST · by blam · 135 replies · 1,254+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 2-22-2008 | Virginia Tech
    Gravity Powered Lamp, Designed By Student, Provides As Much Light As 40 Watt BulbThe Gravia LED lamp will be powered by gravity. It will be about 4 feet high and the entire column will glow. (Credit: Clay Moulton) ScienceDaily (Feb. 22, 2008) — A Virginia Tech student has created a floor lamp powered by gravity. Clay Moulton of Springfield, Va., who received his Master of Science in Architecture with a concentration in industrial design from the College of Architecture and Urban Studies in 2007, created the lamp as a part of this master’s thesis. The LED lamp, named Gravia, has...
  • WHAT YOU SEE IN A CATHOLIC CHURCH PART I

    01/07/2007 3:49:55 PM PST · by NYer · 16 replies · 894+ views
    Catholic Answers ^ | April 2006 | C.C.MARTINDALE, S.J.
    When you go through the streets you see buildings which are quite different from warehouses or cinemas or living-houses or shops or public-houses. Sometimes they have towers or pointed windows instead of square ones, but there is always something about them which makes you say, "That is a church" or possibly a "chapel." There is also usually a board outside them with a name upon it and hours of "services." Sometimes these churches are open; if they are Catholic ones, they nearly always are. But a man might well feel too shy to go in, at any rate without being...
  • Key open-source code passes muster

    03/06/2006 8:00:22 AM PST · by N3WBI3 · 4 replies · 222+ views
    Key open-source code passes muster 12:37PM Analysis of the source code for key open-source projects has shown fewer than 29 'defects' in every 100,000 lines of code. Analysis of the LAMP stack - the Linux platform, Apache web server, MySQL database and Perl, PHP or Python scripting languages - showed that the commonly used open-source building blocks were well below the average for some 32 open-source projects scrutinised by Coverity. These included the likes of Samba, gcc, Gnome and FreeBSD. The average score for the projects analysed was 43.4 defects per 100,000 lines of code. Coverity undertook the task as...
  • Homeland Security report tracks down rogue open source code

    03/04/2006 4:01:17 PM PST · by antiRepublicrat · 23 replies · 695+ views
    The Register ^ | Friday 3rd March 2006 | Gavin Clarke
    The authors of a US government-sponsored report claim to have delivered the first reliable guide into judging the safety and reliability of open source software. The report, backed by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has evaluated 31 popular open source packages searching for defects that will cause "hard crashes" - problems that leave users open to hackers or cause downtime. And fortunately for many a young Silicon Valley start-up and entrepreneur, the report, conducted by fault tracking specialist Coverity, has effectively given the Linux, Apache, MySQL and Perl/PHP/Python (LAMP) stack a healthy rating. LAMP "showed significantly better software...
  • Snake Man' loses his cobra

    06/16/2005 8:09:38 AM PDT · by quack · 25 replies · 1,075+ views
    The Decatur Daily ^ | June 16,2005 | Holly Hollman
    ATHENS — "I know the son of a gun's poisonous, and he's not from around here," Sheriff Mike Blakely said Wednesday about his latest prisoner. Athens animal control officer Lt. Ron Ultz grabs hold of a cobra that Limestone and state wildlife officials confiscated from an Athens home. Possession of non-indigenous poisonous snakes is illegal because of anti-venom unavailability. Blakely's officers and wildlife officials confiscated a 4- to 5-foot-long water cobra from an Athens man's home. Possessing a poisonous snake that is not native to Alabama is a misdemeanor. Blakely said someone called the sheriff's office about a resident on...
  • How many freepers does it take to change a light bulb?

    10/23/2003 10:26:08 AM PDT · by Sir Gawain · 540 replies · 3,908+ views
    How many freepers does it take to change a light bulb? 1 to change the light bulb and to post that the light bulb has been changed 14 to share similar experiences of changing light bulbs and how the light bulb could have been changed differently 7 to caution about the dangers of changing light bulbs 27 to point out spelling/grammar errors in posts about changing light bulbs 53 to flame the spell checkers 41 to correct spelling/grammar flames 6 to argue over whether it's "lightbulb" or "light bulb" ... another 6 to condemn those 6 as anal-retentive 2 industry...
  • THE REAL HILLARY CLINTON: Episode #22 - The Wind Up, Here Comes the Pitch

    01/09/2003 10:36:44 PM PST · by doug from upland · 25 replies · 1,641+ views
    1-9-02 | dfu
    The following link will take you to episode #20 and links to 1-19: #20 - Childish Behavior at the President's Historic Speech #21 - Why Cops and Firemen Hate Hillary NOTE: the survival of our Republic is threatened by two things -- fundamentalist Islamic terrorists and Hillary Rodham Clinton. President Bush is leading the fight against the terrorists. It is up to those of us who know the real Hillary Clinton to lead the fight against her. We must shine the light of truth on this dangerous woman so that all Americans may know the real Hillary. #22 in the...
  • DFU SONG: P.S. I Love You (toaster for Hillary) 11-18-02

    11/18/2002 3:45:46 PM PST · by doug from upland · 5 replies · 257+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 11-2002 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - P.S. I LOVE YOU Mariela did it…she confessed, it's true So, Hillary, we are sending…this toaster to you To brown bread we know that you can use it You could also abuse it This toaster's for you…you…you…you With young girls your Bill was copulative It's time to get creative This toaster's for you…you…you…you It is bright and shiny…look at that sharp edge So when he comes to visit…hide behind the hedge There's a lesson taught by Mariela Learn how to greet your fella This toaster's for you…you…you…you It is bright and shiny…(ha ha ha)…look at that sharp...