Captain, the most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of...– Data, Star Trek: TNG
Obama promises more oversight for drone strikes,... →
Over four years into his tenure, President Barack Obama says he is reining in drone strikes. In a speech on the future of counterterrorism, Obama announced that he had signed a presidential… Now let’s see some follow through with these promises.
atheistrose: Hey I recognise this
tiberiusly asked: Yeah I hate when people say "I'm so OCD about this." No you're not, OCD is debilitating and consuming, you're just compulsive.
You can have obsessions and compulsions without having Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and it’d be great if people stopped self-diagnosing themselves or saying that they’re “slightly OCD.”
Xbox One requires plugged-in Kinect to function →
All Xbox One units will ship with a Kinect sensor, and the Xbox One must have the new Kinect sensor plugged in at all times in order to run, said Microsoft representatives in a Q&A about the… And with that, my desire for this console dropped even further.
Dead and alive: Beliefs in contradictory... →
Conspiracy theories can form a monological belief system: a self-sustaining worldview comprised of a network of mutually supportive beliefs. The present research shows that even endorsement of mutually incompatible conspiracy theories are positively correlated. In Study 1(n = 137), the more participants believed that Princess Diana faked her own death, the more they believed that she was...
Obama personally approves all drone strikes. 176... →
Followed by an anti-vaxxer… Oh dear.
Anonymous asked: Good night buddy.
Anonymous asked: Call up some friends get in trouble somewhere, or sleep thats also an option during the time of night
Anonymous asked: Go outside?
I’m at home with no computer and no wifi in my room. I think I’m going to die of boredom..
tj-type-40 said: No it isn’t. The KJV is notoriously bad, actually. There are passages that are actually added to the KJV that aren’t in the original text. Oh shit, my bad. I’m not sure where I got that impression from then.
tiberiusly said: if only it were a better translation than the KJV Well it’s somewhat regarded as one of the more accurate English translations. Edit: I’m wrong, it isn’t.
Have you ever actually read Alcoholics Anonymous'...
1. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol - that our lives had become unmanageable. 2. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. 4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. 5. Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the...
How science takes the Bible to bits -... →
Steve Jones’s scientific retelling of the Bible in The Serpent’s Promise is lively and amusing, but it is hard to tell what audience the book is intended
Afghans Claim to Have Video of U.S. Special Forces... →
It’s unclear what exactly Zakaria Kandahari’s relationship with U.S. Special Forces is, but the Afghans claim to have a video showing him torturing civilians.
Ill-gotten gains: how many museums have stolen... →
The prestigious New York Museum of Metropolitan of Art made headlines earlier this month when museum officials announced plans to return two large statues to Cambodia, after concurring with…
Obama: Extra tax scrutiny for conservatives... →
President Barack Obama has said US tax collection agency’s targeting of conservative groups for extra scrutiny before an election was “outrageous”.
UN urges people to eat insects to fight world... →
Eating more insects could help fight world hunger, according to a new UN report.
How The Powerful Gun Lobby Works To Discredit The... →
As the nation continues to grapple with the best policy solutions to help prevent gun violence, powerful lobbying groups like the NRA continue to wield outsized influence over the ongoing conversation. That’s why pediatricians, who are currently lobbying Congress for stronger gun laws in order to safeguard children’s health, are treading cautiously as they quietly […]
F1 not racing any more, say Red Bull →
Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz says the current state of Formula 1 is “nothing to do with racing any more”. This is why I don’t watch it anymore. The sport is managed too poorly for us to get any sort of real motorsport.
US drone strikes condemned as illegal by... →
A decision from Pakistan’s highest court in Peshawar has ruled that US drone strikes on tribal lands have taken place illegally and in violation of human rights. The court found that the strikes…
US government is now the biggest buyer of malware,... →
The US government is waging electronic warfare on a vast scale — so large that it’s causing a seismic shift in the unregulated grey markets where hackers and criminals buy and sell security…
‘Worst’ File-Sharing Pirates Spend 300% More on... →
Telecoms regulator Ofcom has just published a study into the state of online copyright infringement in the UK, with some very interesting conclusions. The researchers found that 10% of the country’s most prolific infringers are responsible for almost 80% of all infringements carried out online, but with a bonus. These plus an additional 10% of infringers spend 300% more than...
Measles epidemic: Swansea cases rise and 'huge... →
The number of cases of measles in the Swansea area has risen by 13, bringing the total to 1,074, health officials have said. Vaccinate.
Bradley Manning trial secrecy sparks crowdfunding... →
The nonprofit Freedom of the Press Foundation is raising money to pay for a court stenographer to transcribe the events of Bradley Manning’s court martial. Over the next three to four months, the…
Lord Hope denies abuse claim 'negligence' →
Former Archbishop of York David Hope has “strenuously denied” he “acted negligently” in not referring sexual abuse complaints against a Church of England cleric to police.
President Obama signs executive order requiring... →
President Obama came into office 2009 with a promise to make his administration the most “open” in history in terms of revealing information to the public about the inner-workings of government, a…
DNA Testing Reveals Crucial FBI Errors In Another... →
Earlier this week, a Mississippi man escaped death by just a few hours when the state Supreme Court agreed to block his execution, scheduled for that Tuesday evening. Although hair sample evidence was available for testing, and Willie Manningâs conviction had hinged on unreliable jailhouse informant testimony, the court had just a week earlier refused […] But we should keep using capital...
Is child sponsorship ethical? →
More than nine million children around the world are sponsored by Western donors and a major new report on the work of one aid agency has found that sponsorship does improve children’s lives. It has reopened a long and fierce debate over whether this hugely popular form of giving to the poor is either ethical or effective.
Israel approves almost 300 new West Bank settler... →
Israel has approved the construction of nearly 300 new Jewish settler homes in Beit El in the occupied West Bank. Ugh.
Talks over Church of Scotland report on Israel →
The Church of Scotland has held “useful” discussions with the Jewish community over a controversial report which questioned the divine right of Jews to the land of Israel. Yes, that does say “the divine right of Jews to the land of Israel.”
jamesskaar replied to your link: Hawking boycotts Israel conference bbc.co.uk UK… buggered link. jamesskaar replied to your link: Kenya Catholics oppose condom advert bbc.co.uk… the link on this one’s buggered too. Yeah, looks like the problem is because I get the articles through the BBC’s RSS feed so the links don’t work with Tumblr properly. Bizarre.
U.S. Kicks Drug-War Habit, Makes Peace With Afghan... →
The Army says Afghan poppies — the source of much of the world’s heroin — can be a “source of stability” for the war-ravaged country.
Hawking boycotts Israel conference →
UK cosmologist Prof Stephen Hawking has withdrawn from a high-profile Israeli conference, in support of an academic boycott of the country.
Kenya Catholics oppose condom advert →
Kenya’s Roman Catholic Church has condemned a Catholic group for a billboard and newspaper advertising campaign promoting condom use.
BitTorrent study challenges videogame piracy... →
A large-scale analysis of BItTorrent file-sharing of videogames has shown that the number of illicit digital copies is not as high as reported by industry trade organisations