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  • Ken Cuccinelli’s Window of Opportunity

    09/19/2013 8:38:28 AM PDT · by ScottinVA · 13 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 19 September 2013 | Ben Domenech
    Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has for much of the past few months been battling against a media narrative which frames him as some kind of Old Dominion Todd Akin – an extreme social conservative candidate who has split his party, dividing the moderate and conservative wings, and creating wedges vulnerable for exploitation by a centrist, pro-business Democrat. This narrative was sustained through most of August, fueled in part by the dramatically higher ad expenditures of Cuccinelli’s well-funded opponent, lifelong Democratic fundraiser Terry McAuliffe. Except this narrative has crumbled in recent weeks, at the same time that Cuccinelli has cut...
  • Worm poo's window into past climate

    07/10/2013 2:10:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 7/10/13 | Simon Redfern
    Earthworm poo can be used to measure past temperatures, providing a window into the ancient climate. A study shows that the chemistry of small balls of chalky crystals secreted into soil by the worms varies with temperature. A UK team said the granules could be compared with other climatic "proxies", such as ice cores and deep sea sediments. Details appear in the journal Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. Scientists from the universities of Reading and York, report that the calcium carbonate (calcite) nodules dug up from archaeological sites give a unique measure of the ancient local temperatures. Because the ratios of...
  • Police: KTVU van window smashed, $20,000 worth of equipment stolen [Oakland]

    01/10/2013 6:52:44 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 21 replies
    Oakland Tribune ^ | 01/10/2013 | Kristin J. Bender
    OAKLAND -- Thieves smashed a window of a KTVU news van parked in West Oakland for an assignment Thursday and stole roughly $20,000 worth of laptops and other electronic equipment, the latest in a long string of heists against reporters and photographers. --SNIP-- News photographers and reporters have been robbed and burglarized so many times since last spring that some stations are sending armed guards with media crews doing stories in Oakland.
  • The Window To Obama's Soul

    08/21/2012 4:02:02 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 10 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-21-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Another unfortunate, unphotoshoped, photo of Obama, from Reuters of all places...
  • Low-flying Brazilian air force pilots shatter every window of the country's Supreme Court (video)

    07/02/2012 7:45:38 PM PDT · by rawhide · 52 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 7-2-12 | Damien Gayle
    Two Brazilian air force pilots could be collared by the long arm of the law after making a low-altitude supersonic fly pass which shattered every window of Brazil's Supreme Court. If they know what's good for them, it might be a good idea to keep flying and put as much distance between them and the angry lawyers inside the blown-out building Swooping low over the structure housing the Supremo Tribunal Federal in Brasilia, the two French-made Mirage 2000 jets generated a massive shockwave - destroying the building's glass facade. The war planes had been taking part in the ceremony of...
  • Window may have been smashed at home of Jerry Sandusky

    11/12/2011 3:30:51 AM PST · by Colofornian · 14 replies
    Police in Centre County say a vandal may have smashed a window at the home of Jerry Sandusky. Friday morning, a front ground floor window was discovered broken with a white tarp covering it. Police say the window-smashing happened Thursday night while no one was home.
  • Do it yourself guy builds train detector to automatically shut bedroom window

    09/16/2011 1:49:04 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 10 replies
    PhysOrg ^ | 9/16/11 | Bob Yirka
    Do it yourself guy builds train detector to automatically shut bedroom window(PhysOrg.com) -- In a nice display of can-do thinking leading to positive action, a guy by the name of Ed Rogers has devised a device that automatically shuts the window in his bedroom whenever a train passes by, reducing the noise significantly. He has posted a video on YouTube explaining how he did it. To start out, Rogers first installed a linear actuator (a mechanical device for moving an object) connected to a part he printed off using MakerBot’s Thing-O-Matic, which was then connected to wires that snaked...
  • Missouri Western Football Players Save Toddler Trapped Inside Hot Car

    09/06/2011 3:31:54 PM PDT · by rawhide · 18 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 9-6-11
    Two Missouri Western football players have made a family fans for life after pulling a toddler out of a locked car on a day when temperatures reached 95 degrees. Defensive backs Jack Long and Shane Simpson were driving away from football practice on Aug. 23 when they saw a woman frantically beating on the window of a car. They decided to turn around and see if they could help. "We thought she maybe had locked her keys in the car, but then thought that was kind of an extreme thing to do for keys," said Long. When the stopped, Teresa...
  • Man Dies After Dog Scares Him (after breaking into home)

    01/06/2011 4:47:53 AM PST · by greatdefender · 14 replies
    MARION COUNTY, Fla. -- A man who deputies said was breaking into a Marion County home died after a family pet scared him away. Butler suffered cuts from glass shards and collapsed in a neighbor's yard. He later died, according to deputies. "I'm very grateful to my dog for protecting my house," homeowner Angela Wilcox said. "I wish he would not have broken into my home." Wilcox said Butler lived in the neighborhood. She said Butler's girlfriend told her he was hallucinating from drugs at the time he broke in. Deputies said Butler did not steal anything from the home....
  • ISS gets window on the world as viewing deck fitted (a multi-windowed cupola)

    02/16/2010 9:43:41 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 444+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/16/10 | AFP
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Endeavour astronauts have attached a windowed cupola to the International Space Station (ISS), affording its inhabitants a spectacular view of Earth, as well as additional living and work space. The windowed dome was placed on an Earth-facing port on the Tranquility module, installed during the space shuttle mission's first two spacewalks. A final spacewalk is set for late Tuesday (0209 GMT Wednesday). "The International Space Station's new viewport is facing the Earth now, ready to provide a panoramic view of the planet below and approaching cargo ships," NASA said in a statement Monday. The US space agency...
  • Prankster Convinces Couple to Smash Hotel Window, Punch Wall With Lamp

    07/09/2009 11:18:45 AM PDT · by rawhide · 3 replies · 551+ views
    Fox News ^ | 7-9-09
    ORLANDO, Fla. — Authorities say a prankster persuaded a married couple to smash their Florida hotel window after falsely telling them the room had a gas leak. Police say a person claiming to be a front-desk clerk at an Orlando hotel convinced the couple to break a wall mirror and use a lamp to punch a hole through the wall. The couple also threw a mattress out the window, but a hotel manager came to the room before they could jump. The manager told the couple there was no gas leak. The prank cost about $5,000 in damages. Police say...
  • Window damage on Atlantis threatens 6 month delay to STS-129(Worst case:Shuttle may never fly again)

    06/26/2009 1:25:58 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 20 replies · 1,245+ views
    NASA ^ | 6/24/09 | Chris Bergin
    Meetings have been taking place on Wednesday into evaluating damage to the pressure pane on Atlantis’ number 5 window, after a work light knob was observed to be embedded between the pane and the dashboard panel. The damage can only be fully assessed once the knob is removed, with the threat of a six month schedule impact to STS-129 noted, should the damage prove to be unacceptable for flight. STS-129/Atlantis Processing Latest: Recently returned to the home comforts of her Orbiter Processing Facility (OPF 1) after the successful STS-125 mission, Atlantis is being processed for the November 12 NET (No...
  • UT: Man fires at McDonald's window over breakfast menu

    03/30/2009 4:31:17 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 632+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/30/09 | AP
    SALT LAKE CITY – Police said a customer fired one or two shots into a Salt Lake City McDonald's after the driver of the car he was in .. was told only breakfast was available. .. two men then got out of the car and one pulled a sawed-off shotgun from the trunk, shooting into the drive-thru window once or twice, The Salt Lake Tribune reported Monday. No one was injured. ...
  • OBAMA AND THE “MISTAKEN WINDOW FOR A DOOR” INCIDENT

    01/29/2009 1:51:12 PM PST · by andrew roman · 18 replies · 1,453+ views
    Roman Around ^ | 29 January 2009 | Andrew Roman
    This is not an indictment on President Obama's inability to open a window he thought was a door. After all, he's only been at his new place of residence for nine days now. It takes a while to memorize where all the handles are. I empathize with the new Commander-In-Chief. The whole thing is actually quite amusing in a "Messiahs-Are-People-Too" kind of way.I would rather focus on how the media is portraying this - if they are at all - and compare it to George W. Bush's now infamous incident of pulling on a locked door when attempting to exit...
  • Can the can: The "broken windows" theory of crime is correct

    11/23/2008 4:29:39 PM PST · by Ozob · 13 replies · 768+ views
    The Economist ^ | Nov 20th 2008
    A place that is covered in graffiti and festooned with rubbish makes people feel uneasy. And with good reason, according to a group of researchers in the Netherlands. Kees Keizer and his colleagues at the University of Groningen deliberately created such settings as a part of a series of experiments designed to discover if signs of vandalism, litter and low-level lawbreaking could change the way people behave. They found that they could, by a lot: doubling the number who are prepared to litter and steal.
  • Should Madison ban the drive-through?

    06/25/2008 7:10:54 AM PDT · by gorush · 51 replies · 112+ views
    The Capitol Times ^ | 6-25-2008 | Mike Ivey
    First it was a proposed ban on plastic bags. Now, a member of the influential Madison Plan Commission wants to ban the restaurant drive-through -- or at least restrict the ubiquitous symbol of America's auto-centric lifestyle.
  • They Criticized Vista. And They Should Know

    03/09/2008 5:23:13 PM PDT · by Obi-Wandreas · 132 replies · 3,858+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 9, 2008 | Randall Stross
    "They Criticized Vista. And They Should Know. By RANDALL STROSS ONE year after the birth of Windows Vista, why do so many Windows XP users still decline to “upgrade”? Microsoft says high prices have been the deterrent. Last month, the company trimmed prices on retail packages of Vista, trying to entice consumers to overcome their reluctance. In the United States, an XP user can now buy Vista Home Premium for $129.95, instead of $159.95. An alternative theory, however, is that Vista’s reputation precedes it. XP users have heard too many chilling stories from relatives and friends about Vista upgrades that...
  • Deadly Ozone From Drive-Thru Mania (Save the planet - ban the window?)

    01/09/2008 7:43:56 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies · 202+ views
    Ezine ^ | 2007 | Kellie Hastings
    Deadly Ozone From Drive-Thru ManiaBy Kellie Hastings Edmonton's drive-thrus contribute 750 tons of Green House Gases into the atmosphere in one month alone. In one year that's 9000 tons from one city! Is it possible that the time has come for us to re-evaluate the importance of what we're actually breathing in here? Should we re-consider the consequences of this unnecessary convenience just to eliminate that simple walk? This alarming discovery was given immediate attention by CTV news and revealing these startling estimated statistics May 30 2007 the source came from the University of Calgary. Their research was based on...
  • Fewer window prostitutes in Amsterdam

    09/20/2007 7:42:51 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 39 replies · 135+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/20/07 | Toby Sterling - ap
    AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - A non-profit corporation has purchased a large number of the buildings where prostitutes pose in windows in Amsterdam's Red Light district, the city said Thursday, in a deal that may lead to a third of the windows being shuttered. The move is intended to break a logjam in an multi-year effort by the city to cut back on the windows, which it says are a magnet for crime and money laundering. Mayor Job Cohen said the move was not intended to get rid of prostitution entirely, since it is part of the area's history and a major...
  • Homeowner arrested after burglar falls out of a third floor window

    08/08/2007 12:51:27 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 93 replies · 3,230+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/8/07
    Last updated at 17:58pm on 8th August 2007 A homeowner has been arrested and quizzed by police after an intruder he confronted during a burglary fell out of a third floor window. The burglar, 43, was left fighting for his life after he tumbled up to 40 feet when he was disturbed rifling through through the flat. He is thought to have got up and tried to run off but collapsed on the pavement. Police, who received a 999 call, found him unconscious on the ground outside the smart Victorian appartment block in Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester. The burglar fell from this...
  • Jumping Out of Windows Into Snow (Video)

    08/19/2006 12:00:44 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 6 replies · 362+ views
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8331843406629794310 5th story windows that is! It's 100 degrees in NYC right now so this clip seems fitting. **Do not ever attempt this!**
  • Ancient Bison Teeth Provide Window On Past Great Plains Climate, Vegetation

    08/08/2006 8:20:55 PM PDT · by blam · 25 replies · 631+ views
    Newswise ^ | 8-7-2006
    Source: University of Washington Released: Mon 07-Aug-2006, 15:10 ET Ancient Bison Teeth Provide Window on Past Great Plains Climate, Vegetation Scientists have devised a way to use the fossil teeth of ancient bison as a tool to reconstruct historic climate and vegetation changes in America's breadbasket, the Great Plains.The third molar from a bison jawbone grows to 3 inches in length and has several times more surface area than a quarter. Newswise — A University of Washington researcher has devised a way to use the fossil teeth of ancient bison as a tool to reconstruct historic climate and vegetation changes...
  • Protecting Windows: How PC Malware Became A Way of Life

    08/02/2006 1:47:41 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies · 436+ views
    Ah, computer security training. Don’t you just love it? Doesn’t it make you feel secure to know that your alert IT department is on patrol against the evil malware that slinks in and takes the network down every now and then, giving you a free afternoon off? Look at all the resources those wise caretakers have activated to keep you safe! . . . In fact, this article started out as a simple expose on the somewhat insulting online training I just took. But one thought led to another, and soon I was ruminating on the Information Technology organization as...
  • If We've Got A missile, Let's Fire It Into George Bush's Window, Say N Koreans

    06/24/2006 7:25:19 PM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 1,686+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-25-2006 | Sergey Soukhorukov - Colin Freeman
    If we've got a missile, let's fire it into George Bush's window, say N Koreans Sergey Soukhorukov in Pyongyang and Colin Freeman (Filed: 25/06/2006) In a land where anti-Western propaganda is the norm, one might have expected a triumphant state broadcast - or, perhaps, a rallying denunciation of "American lies". But last week, as North Korea created a diplomatic storm over claims that it was preparing to test fire a missile that could hit the United States, television sets in Pyongyang were tuned into a rather different drama. North Koreans have long been urged to hate the United States Instead...
  • Window of Opportunity Opens for Iraqi People, Official Says

    06/16/2006 4:19:57 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 214+ views
    BAGHDAD, June 16, 2006 – The next seven months are absolutely crucial to how Iraq will turn out, said a senior coalition official this week. Army Maj. Gen. Bill Caldwell, the deputy chief of staff for strategic effects, said during an interview June 13 that there is a window of opportunity right now to ensure Iraq will remain whole and become prosperous. All players -- the new Iraqi government, U.S. officials and international partners -- agree that with the new government there is a bright opportunity. "Everything we've done for the last three years has brought us to the present...
  • Nurek Window into space

    09/27/2005 3:55:20 AM PDT · by eks41 · 1 replies · 256+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 15:48 | 26/ 09/ 2005 | Yury Zaitsev
    The Nurek optical-electronic space monitoring center (also called "Okno" or "Window") in Tajikistan is one of Russia's most valuable facilities abroad. Russia is by right proud to have it. Located at the height of 2,200 m above sea level, the center makes effective space monitoring possible, primarily in high elliptical and geostationary orbits (GEO). The geostationary satellite rotates at the same speed as the planet in a fixed position in relation to the Earth. This is perfect for maintaining round-the-clock communications, strategic radio and radio-technical surveillance, and identification of ballistic missile launches. The military prefer geostationary satellites because they...
  • Pilgrims See Jesus' Face In Apartment Window - People Claim Miracles

    05/30/2005 1:59:18 AM PDT · by kingattax · 70 replies · 1,912+ views
    NBC4 TV KNBC ^ | May 27, 2005
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- A chance to see the face of Jesus is drawing hundreds to a local apartment complex. As word spreads about the image, people are flocking to the window, looking for signs of a miracle. Many claim they are finding it. "I was just touching around to see if I felt anything, and I saw my hand," said Mary Castillo, who has been blind for years. "Then my husband went up there with me and I saw his hand." Castillo said that her vision has started to be restored. She said she saw her 9-year-old granddaughter clearly...
  • Jeanne Winds Blow Man Through Plate-Glass Window

    09/26/2004 9:56:24 PM PDT · by ETERNAL WARMING · 6 replies · 445+ views
    WND ^ | Sep 27, 2004 | staff
    Jeanne Winds Blow Man Through Plate-Glass Window POSTED: 10:37 am EDT September 26, 2004 UPDATED: 8:43 pm EDT September 26, 2004 A man in Orange County, Fla., was injured Sunday when winds from Hurricane Jeanne lifted him off the ground and blew him through a plate-glass window, according to Local 6 News. CLICK HERE for more images from Hurricane Jeanne. Local 6 News videotaped the rescue moments after the man was tossed through the window of the Ambassador Lodge Hotel on Orange Blossom Trail. The victim was severely cut on both arms and was transported to a local hospital. There...
  • Dorchester man fatally wounded in Quincy store theft, police say

    03/10/2004 5:09:15 AM PST · by Momaw Nadon · 12 replies · 267+ views
    Boston Globe Online ^ | Wednesday, March 10, 2004 | John Ellement and Diane Allen
    <p>QUINCY -- William J. Quarterone did not go back to sleep yesterday morning, too troubled after watching a bleeding man collapse in front of his home in the early hours. Minutes before, police said, the man had stolen some Play Station 2 video games, and was fatally wounded as he fled.</p>
  • Gates takes a side-swipe at Apple, Linux security

    01/27/2004 10:02:28 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 112 replies · 153+ views
    ZDNet ^ | January 27, 2004 | Matt Loney
    As the MyDoom virus spread rapidly across the Internet on Monday, Bill Gates extolled the value of such attacks and warned against other operating systems' complacency Microsoft chief software architect Bill Gates took a side-swipe at rival operating systems on Monday, as he reiterated the importance of security for Windows; in particular its next version, which is codenamed Longhorn. As the latest mass-mailing worm spread across the Internet on Monday, infecting many tens of thousands of Windows PCs with a program designed to attack the servers of Unix vendor SCO Group on 1 February, Gates stressed the importance of...
  • More Controversy Over Window-Tinting Ticket-Writing Campaign [WA patrol misinterpreting law?]

    09/02/2003 4:53:17 PM PDT · by Clint Williams · 49 replies · 975+ views
    KOMO 1000 News ^ | September 2, 2003 | Molly Shen
    BELLEVUE - The Washington State Patrol is out to catch drivers with windows that are tinted too dark. And the ticket-writing campaign is causing quite a bit of controversy. Window tinters and troopers are at odds over what the law means. Mary Tobin is one of the people caught in the middle. Tobin got a $101 ticket for her tinted windows, and she came right back to the place that applied the film. "Because when I came in to get my windows tinted, I said I wanted them as dark as they could be and the comment was they can...
  • Bush's window of opportunity

    12/27/2002 9:40:47 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 120+ views
    Ha'aretz Daily ^ | 12/28/02 | Amir Oren
    A window of opportunity at the White House Amir Oren "The common flak jacket [protective vest] used in the infantry corps provides protection against the threat of shrapnel," writes Lieutenant Colonel Mordechai, head of the Personal Protection Branch, in the premiere issue of the General Staff's technological journal. But then he goes on to append some serious qualifications to this banal, seemingly obvious statement. While the jacket does serve its purpose in reducing the number of soldiers killed or seriously wounded by shrapnel from grenades, mines, shells, bombs and rockets, "thanks to its ability to slow down or stop shrapnel,"...