Gang of murderous thugs use dead man's finger in attempt to access his phone.

Victoria Armstrong, whose fiance, Linus F. Phillip, was shot and killed by a Largo police officer last month [was] at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home in Clearwater the day two detectives showed up with Phillip's phone. They were taken to Phillip's corpse. Then, they tried to unlock the phone by holding the body's hands up to the phone's fingerprint sensor. [...]

Phillip was shot and killed March 23 at a Wawa gas station after police said he tried to drive away when an officer was about to search him.

Let's recap:

  • Unlocking a phone with a corpse:

    Creepy. Never use TouchID!

  • Busting in to a funeral home with the family present to do that:


  • Doing it to cover your ass for executing an unarmed black man:


BTW, "Officer Matthew Steiner noticed Phillip's rented Nissan Altima had illegally tinted windows."

Posted Tue Apr 24 02:53:41 2018 Tags:

A theory for why evangelicals defend the pussy-grabber: their belief system is primarily to reimpose patriarchy.

One point I don't see how to resolve is why patriarchalists don't became enraged that their daughters might get involved with the pushy males they defend.

Posted Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 2018 Tags:

In construction as in other areas, deregulation sometimes leads to death.

Posted Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 2018 Tags:

The EU's Latest Copyright Proposal Is So Bad, It Even Outlaws Creative Commons Licenses.

Posted Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 2018 Tags:

It's not just mice — widely used pesticides were found to make human children weaker, less intelligent, and more aggressive.

The greater aggression could be a consequence of the lower intelligence. Lead exposure also makes children less intelligent, and more likely to be aggressive.

Posted Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 2018 Tags:

250 former employees of the US Justice Department signed a statement calling on the bully to obey the law, and called on Congress to protect against firing investigator Mueller.

Posted Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 2018 Tags:

Racism makes people go mad. Brennan Walker, a black teenager, knocked on a white couple's door to ask for directions. The couple freaked out, assumed he was a robber (knocking on a door?), and shot at him without engaging their common sense.

Walker says he looks older than his real age, which is 14. What if he looks 18? What if he really were 18 years old? I don't think that would change anything.

Posted Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 2018 Tags:

China seems to be starting to repress homosexuals.

Posted Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 2018 Tags:

Economists are waking up to the biases in neoclassical macroeconomics and how that provides an excuse for plutocratist cruelty.

There is no such thing as "the free market" — every market is regulated somehow, and a market without proper regulation is likely to have instabilities (such as crashes).

Posted Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 2018 Tags:

Who is legally responsible for the damage that global heating does and will do?

I think that the responsibility for harmful actions done by millions of people because they have been intentionally misguided falls on those who misguided them.

Posted Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 2018 Tags:
Posted Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 2018 Tags:
Sheriff Says No Jail Can Hold Fair Tomboy of Mountains

Parkersburg authorities refused to pursue Veneida Smith, pretty 16-year-old girl, an alleged horse thief and jail breaker, into her mountain hiding places today. The sheriff and his deputies, opined "There ain't no jail that'll hold her," following the last escape when she sawed the bars in her cell window with a tiny blade of steel smuggled into the jail in her shoe. Sliding to the ground on a rope made with bed clothes, the "Holy Terror Tomboy," as she is known to authorities, evaded pursuit to outskirts of town where she secured her pony and galloped away in the direction of Cairo. Veneida is the veteran of a long string of jail breaks, according to authorities. Once she wrecked her cell with an iron bar because the sheriff refused to give her cigars to smoke. Previously she had broken out of a reform school, and numerous efforts of social workers to reform her were met with this reply: "The devil got me into it, let him get me out." Parkersburg authorities describe the girl as "pretty as a picture, wild as a deer, hardy as a mountain goat, as hard as nails, and able to care for herself anywhere."

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Posted Sun Apr 22 06:36:24 2018 Tags:
I'm going to replace all of my blog's tags with this right now.

  1. Man and his occupations
  2. Woman and her occupations
  3. Anthropomorphic deities
  4. Parts of the human body
  5. Mammals
  6. Parts of mammals
  7. Birds
  8. Parts of birds
  9. Amphibious animals, reptiles, etc.
  1. Fishes and parts of fishes
  2. Invertebrate and lesser animals
  3. Trees and plants
  4. Sky, earth, water
  5. Buildings, parts of buildings, etc.
  6. Ships and part of ships
  7. Domestic and funerary furniture
  8. Temple furniture and sacred emblems
  9. Crowns, dresses, staves, etc.
  10. Warfare, hunting, butchery
  11. Agriculture, crafts, and professions
  12. Rope, fiber, baskets
  13. Vessels of stone and earthenware
  14. Loaves and cakes
  15. Writing, games, music
  16. Geometric shapes
  1. Ill-defined signs

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Posted Thu Apr 19 19:24:06 2018 Tags:
I have long had a hard time picturing what day, night and the shape of the terminator would look like on Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion Map. Well yesterday I wrote some code and now I know! It sort-of feels like two weird spirals turning in opposite directions. Video here.

Skip ahead about half way to see it with satellite imagery instead of flat coloring. That version is a little dark, so you'll want to full-screen it.

Anyway, Planet Flatland has a very strange sun, is what I'm saying.

This update will be in the next release of XScreenSaver but I figured I'd post the video now anyway, because it's neat.

Oh yeah, also,

"We must do away with the absolutely specious notion that everybody has to earn a living. It is a fact today that one in ten thousand of us can make a technological breakthrough capable of supporting all the rest. The youth of today are absolutely right in recognizing this nonsense of earning a living. We keep inventing jobs because of this false idea that everybody has to be employed at some kind of drudgery because, according to Malthusian-Darwinian theory, he must justify his right to exist. So we have inspectors of inspectors and people making instruments for inspectors to inspect inspectors. The true business of people should be to go back to school and think about whatever it was they were thinking about before somebody came along and told them they had to earn a living." -- R. Buckminster Fuller, 1970

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Posted Thu Apr 19 01:14:50 2018 Tags:
When you send thousands of FOIA requests, you are bound to get some very weird responses from time to time.

What you are looking at here is "psycho-electronic" weapons that purportedly use electromagnetism to do a wide variety of horrible things to people, such as reading or writing your mind, causing intense pain, "rigor mortis," or most heinous of all, itching. [...]

Just check the detail on these slides too. The black helicopter shooting off its psychotronic weapons, mapping your brain, broadcasting your thoughts back to some fusion center. I wish their example of "ELF Brain stimulation" was a little clearer though.

The image includes such great subheadings as:


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Posted Wed Apr 18 22:15:17 2018 Tags:
Guillotine sales soar.

"The potential to deliver 'one shot cures' is one of the most attractive aspects of gene therapy, genetically-engineered cell therapy and gene editing. However, such treatments offer a very different outlook with regard to recurring revenue versus chronic therapies," analyst Salveen Richter wrote in the note to clients Tuesday. "While this proposition carries tremendous value for patients and society, it could represent a challenge for genome medicine developers looking for sustained cash flow." [...]

"GILD is a case in point, where the success of its hepatitis C franchise has gradually exhausted the available pool of treatable patients," the analyst wrote. "In the case of infectious diseases such as hepatitis C, curing existing patients also decreases the number of carriers able to transmit the virus to new patients, thus the incident pool also declines ... Where an incident pool remains stable (eg, in cancer) the potential for a cure poses less risk to the sustainability of a franchise."

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Posted Fri Apr 13 23:36:06 2018 Tags:

Planet Debian upstream is hosted by Branchable.