Investigators determined that a single replacement circuit card in a Minuteman 3 computer system's slot connector was one-eighth of an inch from being fully seated. That effectively jammed communications between the missiles and the five launch control centers to which they are connected by buried cables.
We just have partial foods. Aparently they have Whole Foods in Brooklyn.
…the store stocks over two hundred products from bakers and food makers from the borough, including a cage-free, Sriracha-spiced mayonnaise…
We don't even have cages for our mayonnaise. All our mayonnaise is cage-free; it just sits there on the shelf, totally unrestrained. (And I thought Sriracha was some kind of Volkswagon.)
A 350-pound bear apparently used a crawlspace as a hideout during New Jersey's annual black bear hunt.
Are there prizes? Other than the bear? (What are you going to do with a dead bear in your garage?)
…we[*] have grown from a small reverse-chron blog to a full-blown news organization with employees and living wages and HR policies.
*Not we. Them. We, on the other hand, believe we are "reverse-chron," an exotic (but apparently cureable) disorder of the DNA.
Regarding your new job title, over there in the right column, I'm just wondering—what is general click bait?
Not what, who. The General's original surname was Bate, but he changed it to Bait in order to conceal his identity while on loan (briefly) to the CIA. When he later tried to change it back he found somebody else had claimed it (just like that!) and the closest match available was Bate9876. This looked pretty dorky on that little nameplate generals wear on their pockets, so he just kept Bait. In spite of it all, he requires our special care.
-Ms Takken [The first k is silent.]
The K-9, Frankie, located the bags of heroin, which were labeled “OBAMA CARE,” and the four were taken into custody, State Police said.
OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Supreme Court of Canada struck down all current restrictions on prostitution on Friday, including bans on brothels and on street solicitation, declaring that the provisions unconstitutionally violated prostitutes' safety.
But frankly, I find it far easier to put my faith in Santa and a little reindeer with a red nose.
So, now, the tiny magazine from Ojai is found across the United States and Canada. All, according to Ryder, are “doing well because the hyperlocal print model is thriving in the food space.”
WASHINGTON (AP) -- People whose existing health care insurance has been canceled because of the Affordable Care Act will not be hit with tax penalties for failing to line up new coverage as required under the law.…
Under another stopgap option Sebelius announced Thursday, those whose plans were canceled will be able to buy a bare-bones catastrophic plan regardless of their age. Such plans had been intended for those under 30.
Football is the king of sports.
A Satanic display will not be joining a Festivus pole made from beer cans, an office desk chair representing the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and a nativity scene at the Florida State Capitol building.…
The 5-foot-by-5-foot poster the Satanists hoped to display showed an angel falling into hell along with a message reading, “Happy holidays from the Satanic Temple.”
Holidays. See? If they'd only said, Merry Christmas…
People who are having heart attacks or who have suffered life-threatening injuries are typically seen by doctors as soon as they arrive at the hospital.
On December 13, security researcher Brian Krebs reported that Target was investigating a data breach "potentially involving millions of customer credit and debit card records." Target confirmed this morning that 40 million such records were stolen.
General George Washington decries the suppliers overcharging his army: "It is enough to make one curse their own Species, for possessing so little virtue & patriotism."
What should I tell the children?
…but this one, The Spy, by James Fenimore Cooper, we recommend with certain reservations. It is not an easy read. Oh, it's a pretty good yarn, an adventure set in the American revolutionary war written only 40 years after that war ended. And it's a book of some literary interest, being considered by some the first inherently American novel ever (and one that occasionally pops up on lists of great spy stories).
It's written in an archaic language with long-vanished sensibilities, full of impossibly dashing soldiers and women constantly blushing and weeping (full of "sorrows," Cooper notes, "and varied emotions"). Yet it comes to an entirely satisfying conclusion if one hangs around long enough to reach the end.
For its price (free), it's worth at least a look.
All of a sudden the Liberals are suggesting that Santa Claus is no longer Canadian and that they would abandon the North Pole and abandon Santa Claus.
NEW YORK (AP) -- For a significant number of Americans, Christmas has largely lost its religious meaning, becoming an occasion focused instead on visiting family and friends and exchanging gifts, according to a new survey released Wednesday.
…the Delta Queen has been parked here since 2009 as a hotel along the Tennessee’s north shore. A newcomer to Chattanooga, the state’s fourth-largest city, it embraced a practice of other local hotels and offered a Moon Pie, a locally developed confection of marshmallow filling, chocolate and graham crackers, with turndown service.
The Olympic flame is not eternal, but is relit a few months before each Olympics, said Bill Mallon, a former president of the International Society of Olympic Historians. It originates in the temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece, where it is ceremonially lit by “supposedly Greek virgin priestesses,” Mr. Mallon said, using the sun’s rays via a parabolic mirror.
The Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics group at the University of Wisconsin set up the satirical religious display alongside a “Festivus” pole and a “Winter Solstice Nativity” scene featuring Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein and Mark Twain that was set up by the Freedom From Religion Foundation.
“The rotunda is getting very cluttered,” said Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation.…
A hacked toilet could theoretically scream and spray you with the bidet while opening and closing its ‘mouth,’ “causing discomfort or distress to user,” according to a Trustwave security advisory.
The results of a new survey from Intel and Penn Schoen Berland say that 70% of people in 8 countries would be willing to share data from their smart toilet (pdf) if it would mean lower healthcare costs.
Simply stated, ocean acidification is making fish anxious—or, at least, anxiety as we measure it in fish.
Under a proposed rule released Monday, the agency will require manufacturers to prove that anti-bacterial soaps and body washes are safe and more effective than plain soap and water. Products that are not shown to be safe and effective by late 2016 would have to be reformulated, relabeled or removed from the market.
…putting boots on and taking them off again, and hauling heavy jackets around the streets of this town. Winter. And it's not even really here yet.
I meet people who enthuse about the fresh air. Why is it people think cold air is fresh? Arguably it's less fresh than warm air, given the number of furnaces cranking away at the time. Or maybe people who exclaim about fresh air are just tired of saying ^(&$**_ freezing my )%%#%^&*. Could be.
"Franco Maccari, the Secretary General of Coisp, the Italian police officers' union, said during an interview on Radio24 that he had pressed charges against the demonstrator who kissed an officer's helmet…"
"I always listen to WFMT in the morning when I'm getting ready to go to work. All the other radio stations tell you about sub-zero wind chill and massive traffic jams on the expressway, but WFMT tells you it's Beethoven's birthday."
Which it is. Today.
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(And I’ve lived in plenty of grumble-worthy places over the years.) But here’s a little-known fact: In high school I belonged to the weather forecasting club. For one year. Not so much because I cared much about the weather (though in Duluth everybody cared about it a little), but because the faculty advisor was the algebra teacher and basketball coach, and therefore a cool guy.
Back then, in the middle of the 20th, weather forecasting was not as good as it is today. Just by predicting today’s weather for tomorrow, consistently, one could almost always run up a better record than the guy on TV. That’s about all I learned. I never did figure out how to read a weather map although I still think they’re fun to look at.
Snow, however, is not fun to look at. It just lies there turning the world into black and white. (Except for the red house out my kitchen window, next door.)
“Those who have never tried it cannot easily imagine what a rapid progress a warm-hearted female can make in love, in the short space of half an hour, particularly where there is a predisposition to the distemper.”
Excerpt From: James Fenimore Cooper. “The Spy.” iBooks.
Or something. Or…wait. What?
The law provides for no judicial oversight and allows electronic surveillance for a broad range of purposes, including “national security,” the protection of France’s “scientific and economic potential” and prevention of “terrorism” or “criminality.”
The monkey, a male rhesus macaque named Fargam, or “Auspicious,” returned to Earth safely, state television said.
…when the monkeys learn more about what's going on up there than we know? Is anybody worrying about that?