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  • Man Pushed to His Death in Front of Subway Train in NYC

    11/17/2014 6:08:17 AM PST · by A_perfect_lady · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov 16, 2014 | Gillian Mohney
    New York police were searching today for a man who pushed a 61-year-old man onto subway tracks, where he was killed by a train. Wai Kuen Kwok, 61, was standing with his wife and waiting for a downtown train at a Bronx subway station this morning, when he was pushed off the platform, according to the New York Police Department. Police said Kwok was killed this morning after being pushed into the path of an oncoming train at 8:44 a.m. Police confirmed that Kwok was pushed as he was waiting with his wife for a downtown train at the East...
  • Black Youth Gang Behind Brutal Attacks at U of I Campus in Champaign (Video)

    10/19/2014 11:49:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 19, 2014 | Jim Hoft
    The beatdowns took place during 3 and 4 AM on Saturday night. The targets were random and attacked for no apparent reason.(VIDEO-AT-LINK)There have been 45 similar assaults near campus since October 1st. ABC7 reported: The ABC7 I-Team is reporting a rash of random attacks near the University of Illinois flagship campus. A safety alert for students was posted after Champaign police say five students were jumped and beaten by a roving gang over the weekend. One-by-one early Saturday morning, a gang of men attacked several people as they walked down streets near the U of I campus. For about an...
  • Can you help ID suspect in brutal Berkeley attack on senior?

    10/06/2014 9:11:27 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 6 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 6, 2014 | Kale Williams
    Police are hoping the public can help them identify a suspect in an apparently random attack on an elderly woman in downtown Berkeley last month, authorities said.
  • Marine killed, wife injured during Kentucky robbery: cops

    07/01/2014 7:41:51 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 21 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Sunday, June 29, 2014, 3:21 PM | Doyle Murphy
    They killed him for his wallet and his wife’s purse. Lance Cpl. Jonathan Price, a 26-year-old Marine, and wife Megan Price were the targets of a senselessly brutal robbery outside a Kentucky bar, Lexington police now believe. The young couple was leaving Austin City Saloon on June 21 after celebrating Megan’s birthday when they were attacked by two gunmen, who shot her in the leg and Price in the back, authorities told reporters. “I don’t think I could ever have had a better son,” Price’s distraught mother, Debbie Price, told the Lexington Herald-Leader. “He was such a blessing.” Detectives originally...
  • Group of young women brutalize 15-year-old girl in Brooklyn's Prospect Park (GRAPHIC VIDEO)

    06/29/2014 3:18:43 PM PDT · by equalator · 51 replies
    Daily News ^ | 6-29-2014 | Tina Moore
    In the recording, the girl is punched several times by three females while sitting on a park bench at Crooke Ave. and Parade Place. Police said the attack appears to have been unprovoked. At one point, the teenager is pulled off the park bench by the three girls, who punch her in the face and kick her in the back. A male who seems to be taping the hard-to-watch attack yells, “Oh, Oh! Oh, Yeah! Oh, Yeah!” Other females who are present also appear to be egging the girls on. A girl wearing pink shorts and a white T-shirt pulls...
  • 4 Suspects Sought in Gaslamp Killing (Random Mob Beating- Police Baffled )

    06/20/2014 3:07:37 PM PDT · by equalator · 34 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 6-18-2014 | Christina London
    San Diego police are looking for four people in connection to a deadly attack in the Gaslamp District. In the early morning hours of June 15, 25-year-old Michael Beaver was found unconscious on a sidewalk in the 500 block of F Street. He later died at the hospital. All the suspects appear to be between 20 and 30 years old. Source: http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/4-Suspects-Sought-in-Gaslamp-Killing-263743521.html#ixzz35DgkjH12 Follow us: @nbcsandiego on Twitter | NBCSanDiego on Facebook
  • Lyric Opera stagehands intervene in real-life drama: a tourist under attack

    06/09/2014 6:16:29 AM PDT · by csvset · 45 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | June 8, 2014 | TINA SFONDELES
    Lyric Opera of Chicago stagehands found themselves in the middle of some real-life drama just outside their doors last month when they came to the aid of a tourist being pummeled in broad daylight. Police say Mark Ball, 50, allegedly began beating a 27-year-old Boston man — for no apparent reason — near 20 W. Wacker about 2:30 p.m. on May 28. For Robert Hartge, a laid-back day — the last of the season at the Lyric — was suddenly turned upside down in an instant. Standing inside the opera’s glass doors on Wacker Drive with other stagehands, Hartge noticed...
  • Random is defined as:

    09/07/2013 8:11:14 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 17 replies
    Vanity | 9/7/2013
    Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective:
  • American Awkward vol 1-16

    08/09/2013 2:49:09 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-9-13 | The Looking Spoon
    {fsubscribe}A little while ago I created a Tumblr blog called American Awkward to post random and not so random thoughts that some elaborate Photoshopping would be unnecessary for.If you're on Tumblr come on over and follow me there and at my main Tumblr site.
  • 2 teens, 2 adults charged in Osceola County shooting deaths

    07/09/2013 3:51:53 PM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 22 replies
    WESH-TV Orlando ^ | July 9, 2013 | Staff
    Four people have been arrested in connection with two recent fatal shootings in Osceola County and 12 more random shootings, police said. Police officers are still looking for answers Thursday after a 17-year-old boy was shot and killed in Kissimmee. Detectives now say a suspicious Fourth of July death is a homicide. According to police, Konrad Schafer, 15, said he used his father's high-powered rifle and killed 17-year-old David Guerrero because it would be "fun and cool." He said David Damus, 20, drove him around as he randomly picked out targets, police said. "To think about the loss of a...
  • Authorities: 2 dead, 5 injured after Texas gunman seemed to randomly shoot at vehicles

    05/27/2013 3:51:50 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 29 replies
    FOXNews | AP ^ | 5/27/13
    EDEN, Texas – Two people are dead and five injured, including a sheriff, after a gunman in Central Texas opened fire on several vehicles, apparently at random, authorities said. The Texas Department of Public Safety said the gunman is among the dead. His identity was not released Monday, but authorities said he was a 23-year-old North Carolina resident. DPS said the shootings began about 4:30 a.m. Sunday when the gunman shot a motorist in the Eden area in Concho County, about 40 miles southeast of San Angelo. Over the next 90 minutes, he's suspected of shooting two people who were...
  • Police: Shootings of Brunswick mother, son were random (update)

    03/27/2013 12:29:29 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 57 replies
    news4jax.com ^ | 3/27/2013
    The shootings of a Brunswick mother and her 1-year-old son last week in which the boy was killed were random, Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said at a news conference Wednesday. De'Marquise Elkins, 17, and Dominique Lang, 15, were each indicted Wednesday on a count of first-degree murder in the killing of 13-month-old Antonio Santiago. Doering said it had been a judgment call about releasing the information that the location and victims of the shootings were random, but he said investigators are now comfortable in revealing that.
  • 25-year-old victim loses Knockout Game

    03/22/2013 9:32:11 PM PDT · by Anila · 52 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 03/19/13 | Colin Flaherty
    <p>Matthew Chew loved art and music and family and his dog and body piercing and roaming the dark and dangerous streets of downtown as if he did not have a care in the world.</p> <p>That was before Chew died at the hands of a black mob playing the Knockout Game in New London, Conn.</p>
  • Police put Michigan drivers on alert after series of shootings

    10/21/2012 1:24:39 PM PDT · by veritas3 · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct 21
    Michigan police are warning motorists to remain alert after more than a dozen shootings in two days that officials say are targeting drivers.
  • Man accused of stabbing random Dallas shopper

    05/19/2012 7:49:20 PM PDT · by Postman · 30 replies
    DALLAS – A Dallas man remains in jail after police say he randomly stabbed a shopper inside a Target store.
  • TSA Conducting Random Searches on US Highways

    05/11/2012 6:34:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 247 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/9/12 | Survivalist Forum
    guess Alex Jones is still crazy?? He has been talking about this for months. Bend over and take it America. Don't be upset, this is all done in love and it is all for freedom! Everyone lets sing the Sean Hannity song together...let freedom ring, let the white dove sing...." I love freedom!
  • Shark upstages surfer at competition

    11/11/2011 1:02:11 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 9 replies
    CleanTV.com ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV
    It was the first time the competition was conducted in San Francisco and there was bone-chilling water temperatures along with the usual Bay area wind. But just as surfer Dusty Payne of Hawaii braved the cold to ride a wave, a SHARK (flash scary shark with loud music or sound effect) appeared in the water and SCARED THE DAYLIGHTS out of Dusy who described the sight as quote, "the biggest fin I've ever seen in my life coming at me. I've seen dolphins and it wasn't a dolphin." unquote. So, not only did Dusty lose it, but he also lost...
  • PYTHON EATS 76-POUND DEER IN FLORIDA

    11/11/2011 1:09:23 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 137 replies · 1+ views
    CleanTV.com ^ | 11-11-11 | CleanTV.com
    A gigantic python snake in Florida ate a 76-pound adult deer. The 16 foot long Burmese python was one of the largest pythons discovered to date in the sunshine state. According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission’s exotic species coordinator Scott Hardin, if these huge snakes aren’t killed, they could migrate northward. A government sanctioned shotgun blast stopped this snake from its potential journey to Atlanta or the Carolinas. And just how any inches around did the beast’s belly have to measure in order to covert a 76 pound Bambi into breakfast? 44 inches. Oh, and what is the average...
  • Report: "Breitbart Obtains Email Showing McGinniss, Random House Likely Published Literary Hoax"

    09/22/2011 10:12:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/22/11 | Andrew Breitbart
    The awful launch week for the over-hyped, expected bestseller The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin, by controversial author Joe McGinniss, just got worse. Much worse. After a week of universally scathing pans from the reflexively anti-Palin establishment media, McGinniss now faces the fight of his literary life: the accusation that he seems to have knowingly submitted a book to his publisher, Crown/Random House, that was filled with unproved “tawdry gossip” and rumors that lacked “factual evidence.”
  • Freep a Poll! (auto scanning lisence plates by police ok?)

    07/22/2011 3:30:36 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 6 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 7-21-11 | Boston Herald
    Should cops be allowed to randomly scan thousands of license plates? Yes, if it takes criminals off the road No, enough with Big Brother already Let’s give it time to work then see
  • Random Thoughts on the American Movable Feast

    11/15/2010 7:57:36 AM PST · by Superstu321 · 1 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 11/15/10 | Reagan Smash
    1. The English language too often falls short of what I want to express; perhaps I need to learn more Russian… 2. Recently, President Obama referred to the Democratic thumping at the polls, saying: “Making an argument that people can understand, I think that we haven’t always been successful at that. And I take personal responsibility for that. And it’s something that I’ve got to examine carefully … as I go forward.” So the end state isn’t the problem Americans have with his agenda, it’s his phrasing of that end state. I suppose we’re all just too dumb to understand…...
  • Randomness is a Matter of Information

    04/16/2010 7:04:26 AM PDT · by mattstat · 3 replies · 175+ views
    Acin and a colleague cobbled together ytterbium atoms to produce “true” randomness, by which they mean the results of an electron being “up” or “down” cannot be predicted skillfully using any information. In their experiment, the information on the ytterbium atoms’ quantum (which means discrete!) state is not humanly accessible, so we can never do better than always guessing “up”. Brain teaser for advanced readers. Acin’s experiment generates an “up” or “down”, each occurring half the time unpredictably. Why is guessing “up” every time better than switching guesses between “up” and “dow
  • Randomized Trials Are Not Needed

    03/18/2010 4:53:33 AM PDT · by mattstat · 10 replies · 194+ views
    Randomized controlled trials are supposed to be the gold standard of experimental research. This is true. But it would be just as true if we said “controlled trials” without the “randomized.” “Randomness” is not needed. “Random” trials are even the opposite of what we desire. Which is information and evidence. Since “randomness” means “unknown”, adding randomness decreases information. There is just one reason, which I’ll reveal later, why “randomness” is important. Suppose you’re designing a marketing, finance, or drug trial: anything where you have “treatments” to compare. Since everybody understands drugs trials, we’ll use that. A controlled study splits a...
  • Random Refusal

    03/12/2010 9:27:40 AM PST · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 2 replies · 161+ views
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | March 12, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    However, when I heard that the Conservative government was considering following the lead of countries like Australia by instituting a form of 'random' breathalyser tests, I had so voice my opposition. With all due respect to those fine folks at MADD, there is a danger here that the balance of personal liberty and community safety will be knocked off kilter.
  • Doing the Microsoft Shuffle: Algorithm Fail in Browser Ballot

    03/02/2010 5:57:34 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 10 replies · 429+ views
    Rob Weir ^ | 27 February 2010 | Rob Weir
    Introduction The story first hit in last week on the Slovakian tech site DSL.sk.  Since I am not linguistically equipped to follow the Slovakian tech scene, I didn’t hear about the story until it was brought up in English on TechCrunch.  The gist of these reports is this: DSL.sk did a test of the “ballot” screen at www.browserchoice.eu, used in Microsoft Windows 7 to prompt the user to install a browser.  It was a Microsoft concession to the EU, to provide a randomized ballot screen for users to select a browser.  However, the DSL.sk test suggested that the ordering of...
  • NASCAR testing drivers for doping next month

    12/18/2008 3:07:04 PM PST · by em2vn · 19 replies · 718+ views
    yahoo sports ^ | 12-18-08 | jenna fryerer
    NASCAR will test drivers for performance-enhancing drugs next month under a tougher policy that also bans using illegal drugs and abusing prescription medications. NASCAR likely will test drivers the third week of January, and crew members must submit results from an approved lab by Jan. 16, according to documents obtained Thursday by The Associated Press
  • Subway Attack Was To Amuse

    03/28/2008 3:14:18 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 88 replies · 6,087+ views
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  • Did NSA Put a Secret Backdoor in New Encryption Standard?

    12/17/2007 2:02:05 PM PST · by antiRepublicrat · 110 replies · 178+ views
    Bruce Schneier ^ | November 15, 2007 | Bruce Schneier
    Random numbers are critical for cryptography: for encryption keys, random authentication challenges, initialization vectors, nonces, key-agreement schemes, generating prime numbers and so on. Break the random-number generator, and most of the time you break the entire security system. Which is why you should worry about a new random-number standard that includes an algorithm that is slow, badly designed and just might contain a backdoor for the National Security Agency. Generating random numbers isn't easy, and researchers have discovered lots of problems and attacks over the years. A recent paper found a flaw in the Windows 2000 random-number generator. Another paper...
  • Last Chance For Green Card Lottery

    11/30/2007 6:36:16 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 18 replies · 67+ views
    Hardbeatnews ^ | Nov. 30, 2007
    NEW YORK: ...immigrants seeking a U.S. green card now have just two days left to take a chance on the 2009 Diversity Visa Lottery. The deadline for the lottery is noon Eastern Standard Time, Sunday, December 2, 2007. Applicants can access the free electronic Diversity Visa entry form at www.dvlottery.state.gov.... To enter the lottery, you must meet have either a high school education or its equivalent or two years of work experience... The congressionally mandated Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is administered on an annual basis by the Department of State and provides a maximum of up to 55,000 Diversity Visas...
  • The Random Liberal Insult Generator

    11/09/2007 10:02:07 AM PST · by locopolitico · 65 replies · 254+ views
    Fed up with loony liberals? Now you can hurl imaginative insults at all of those godless, spineless, sushi-eating, America-blaming, terrorist-coddling, Hollywood-humping defeatocrats with the help of the Random Liberal Insult Generator.
  • Dennis Miller Stumps for Democrat President in 2008 (Don't be fooled by title)

    01/02/2007 6:03:34 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 15 replies · 2,047+ views
    NewsBusters, Fox News ^ | 12/30 | Noel Sheppard
    Let's see, maybe it's time for a Democratic president. Stay with me. Because the next step in the inevitable escalation in this war with radical Islam is going to involve us being appreciably more brutal and ruthless than we have been to date. And I think the left's cronyism with the mainstream media will provide cover for someone on that side of things to up the ante. ...Hillary Clinton can afford to decry rich people at every turn. She's been on the public's dime since the dawn of man. She's had all the trappings of wealth without all the messy...
  • Elkhart Central Testing Students During Prom season(random alcohol breath tests to prom-goers)

    05/06/2006 4:15:15 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 475+ views
    It’s Prom season, when many parents worry about drinking and driving. But one school is taking a proactive approach to keep its students safe. Elkhart Central High School recently started giving random alcohol breath tests to prom-goers. Roughly, 10-20% of the students will be given the tests, for prom next week, as they drive up to the event. The school says in two years that they have done it, no students have tested positive. “I feel that kids need to be aware that this is going on, so that there’s no drunk driving on prom night,” senior Sarah Fischer told...
  • RANDOM IDIOCY - (Malkin: refusal to "racial profile" in terror hunt increases security risk!)

    07/22/2005 9:15:11 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 24 replies · 891+ views
    NY POST.COM ^ | JULY 22, 2005 | MICHELLE MALKIN
    WHAT'S the point? In the wake of the latest terrorist attacks in London, Mayor Bloomberg and the NYPD announced plans to conduct random searches of packages and backpacks carried by subway riders. "Random," of course, is a synonym for blind. And we all know what it means when you put blind bureaucrats in charge of homeland security: Grannies and toddlers, prepare to be on heightened grope alert. Reassuring al Qaeda operatives everywhere, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly pledged that his officers would not engage in "racial profiling." He also emphasized that passengers would be free to "turn around and leave" instead...
  • STATEMENT ABOUT INTERNET POLLS

    05/09/2005 7:36:02 PM PDT · by xzins · 11 replies · 496+ views
    STATEMENT ABOUT INTERNET POLLS by NCPP Polling Review Board While different members of NCPP have different opinions about the potential validity and value of online surveys, there is a consensus that many web-based surveys are completely unreliable. Indeed, to describe them as "polls" is to misuse that term. Journalists who are considering reporting the results of internet-based surveys should ask the following ten questions: Is the internet-based survey designed to be representative, and if so, of what population? If not, it is not worthy of being reported.What evidence is there that the sample is representative of the population it...
  • Random violence - (Attack last night on elderly couple in Berkeley)

    03/19/2005 11:02:05 AM PST · by freeholland · 38 replies · 1,341+ views
    THE AMERICAN THINKER,COM ^ | MARCH 19, 2005 | THOMAS LIFSON
    As the body of Jessica Lunsford was being excavated from its Florida hiding place, at the hands of a man who saw her, took her, and killed her, another horrifying crime was taking place in my own neighborhood in the Berkeley Hills. A 75 year old woman and her husband were walking along Euclid Avenue, where it runs between the Rose Garden and Codornices Park. It is one of the most spectacularly beautiful urban scenes in the world, with panoramic views of San Francisco, the Bay, and its bridges on one side, and a hillside of architectural landmark houses and...
  • Three Random Questions on a Monday Night

    12/13/2004 6:06:21 PM PST · by jwb0581 · 7 replies · 241+ views
    JWB
    1. Has John Kerry gone hunting even one time since the pre-election photo-op of him wearing camo fatigues? But I thought he loved hunting? 2. The meatballs at Subway, are they any less grade or quality than the meatballs at a grocery store or sit-down restaurant? 3. When NASA sent that disc racing off into outer space, hoping that other life forms might find it years later, did they really expect the life forms to have any way of playing or reading the disc?
  • 3 Random Questions for a Tuesday Night

    11/30/2004 10:22:15 PM PST · by jwb0581 · 7 replies · 302+ views
    JWB
    1. Kurt Cobain wrote some of the greatest and most creative music ever written, and it is often said that he was very intelligent. I've even heard him referred to as "painfully wise". How did he get to be so wise? Did he go to college? Did he read a lot of books? 2. Those hauling trucks you see out on the interstate from time to time, the ones that haul dirt and rocks - they often have signs that say "not responsible for broken windshields" on their bumpers because their payloads often trickle out the back of the truck...
  • Why Drug Tests Flunk

    07/02/2002 4:14:08 AM PDT · by Ed_in_NJ · 88 replies · 1,709+ views
    salon.com ^ | 4/22/2002 | Janelle Brown
    Why drug tests flunk If the Supreme Court rules in favor of drug testing in public schools, will students come clean? Kids at schools in Indiana, where drug tests rule, say no way. - - - - - - - - - - - - By Janelle Brown April 22, 2002 | RUSHVILLE, Ind. -- According to the students at rural Rushville Consolidated High School, there are a dozen ways to pass a drug test. You can march down to the local video store and buy a packet of "Karma" urine-cleansing powder. You can toss salt in your urine sample...
  • 'Web Noise' - the search engine killer

    05/08/2002 10:30:14 AM PDT · by flamefront · 16 replies · 381+ views
    8 May 2002 | flamefront
    I have discovered (perhaps I am not the first) a huge vulnerability in our use of the Web and for the sake of future discussion I will coin a term and call it 'web noise'. While concerns about computer virus's and email scripts dominate the news about computer attacks, a subtle version has been introduced by what appears to be folks inspired by rap lyrics. Imagine one day you want to search for some information and you get the garbled text results like the following large sites illustrate: freakystylz.comyuppychat.com web.iwasateenagewolfman.com As you drill down the links int these large trees...
  • The Wisdom of Vox Day

    05/06/2002 6:12:21 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 3 replies · 270+ views
    Worldnetdaily ^ | 5/06/02 | Vox Day
    It's not so hard to figure out why bad things happen to good people once you realize that the world is under the rule of a supernatural serial killer. As C.S. Lewis wrote: "All I am doing is to ask people to face the facts – to understand the questions which Christianity claims to answer. And they are very terrifying facts." ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Why do people who loathe monopoly in private enterprise believe that government monopolies are A Good Thing? How does adding the power to tax, jail and execute one's customers make for a more responsive or responsible monopoly? ------------------------------------------------------------------------...