Bill Targets Rental Car Companies. By law, a car dealer cannot sell you a vehicle that's under a safety recall until it's been repaired. But a company can rent you that vehicle or give it to you as a loaner.
Raechel and Jacqueline Houck were killed in 2004 while driving a rental car that had been recalled for a defect in the power steering hose that could result in a fire. The sisters were killed when the car, which had not been repaired, caught fire and slammed head-on into a truck.
RESHARE: Tips and Tricks for Google+ Hangouts on Air - The Book. via +Dan McDermott
Reshared text: Tips and Tricks for Google+ Hangouts on Air - The Book
Today I decided to write a book. Phew.
Based on my Tips and Tricks for Hangouts on Air and Marketing Guide for Hangouts on Air, I wrote up a big ebook on how to run and market your Hangouts on Air. It's completely revised, expanded and improved based on what I've learned after running literally hundreds of Hangouts on Air.
This is a rough draft of the book, but I've made it open to the public, and anyone can make comments. Please let me know if there are any ideas you'd like me to include. At some point I'll actually get it designed, with picture examples and then release it as a free PDF.
Her Daddy couldn't be here for kindergarten graduation because he was killed 3 days ago in the line of duty. So her Phoenix Police family showed up and lined the walkway, cheering on Tatum Raetz, who managed to smile... even for a little.
Google’s own version of Siri is coming to the iPhone and iPad “soon,” according to the company. On Wednesday Google announced an update for its Chrome app is now available for Android and that another update for the Chrome for iOS app will follow “over the coming days” and include Voice Search.
RESHARE: Want to ask an astronaut a question? Hangout with Kevin Ford, Tom Marshburn and Chris Hadfield at 3 p.m. EDT, Thursday, May 23. They recently returned to Earth from the International Space Station.
Reshared text: Want to ask an astronaut a question? Hangout with Kevin Ford, Tom Marshburn and Chris Hadfield at 3 p.m. EDT, Thursday, May 23. They recently returned to Earth from the International Space Station.
The astronauts will answer questions and provide insights about living and working on the space station as part of a multi-national crew. As the culmination of the work of 16 different partner countries, supported by five different mission control centers and crew members from the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe and Russia, the station is widely regarded as a model example of international cooperation.
Students from the United Nations Association of the USA’s Global Classrooms Model UN will be participating in the hangout.
Ask a question before or during the event by posting a comment here or on Twitter using the #askAstro hashtag.
Microsoft updates its YouTube Windows Phone app with some concessions to Google. The Microsoft-Google feud continues, with Microsoft meeting some -- but not all -- of Google's terms-of-service demands around the Microsoft's recently developed YouTube app.
The company is rolling out, as of 4 pm ET/1 pm PT on May 22, an updated version of its YouTube app for Windows Phone that disables video downloads, but which still doesn't display ads.
EFF Takes FOIA Fight to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. - EFF filed a motion in a secret court. This secret court isn’t in a developing nation, struggling beneath a dictatorship. It’s not in a country experimenting for the first time with a judiciary and the rule of law. And, as Wired recently noted, it’s “not in Iran or Venezuela, as one might expect.” No, the court is here, in the United States (it’s in Washington, D.C., in fact). It’s called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (or the FISC), and it reviews the federal government’s applications to conduct surveillance in national security cases. It’s comprised of 11 district court judges from around the country, and its opinions and orders are the law of the United States, like other federal courts.
But the FISC is different from typical courts in one fundamental way: almost everything about the FISC is secret.1 In fact, just being able to publicly say that we filed a motion with the FISC is unusual. Most proceedings are done ex parte (in this context, meaning just with the government and the judge), and any non-governmental parties involved in proceedings are typically forbidden from ever disclosing it. Even when the FISC finds that the government has acted illegally, so far, that illegality has been been kept hidden from public scrutiny and accountability.
Reshared text: MAN!!! Look at all this garbage @CNET tried to install on my computer!! Unbelievable!
I needed a simple stopwatch program. Look what +CNET added to the install!! Thanks!! +CBS
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Well. Tell us how you REALLY feel. After being convicted of false imprisonment, Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis told the Hollywood Reporter that his jury was “retarded,” and should be killed.
"I want that jury to know that each and every one of you are mentally f--ing retarded and you should be euthanized because, as Darwin said, you have naturally selected yourself," he said, according to the Hollywood Reporter. "You are the weakest members of the herd. Goodbye! And if that jury wants to convict me because I didn't show up, which is the only reason why they did, then, you know, they should all be lined up and shot!"
"The problem with the jury system is that anyone who's not smart enough to come with an excuse to get out of jury duty doesn't get out," Francis said. "Only the stupidest of the stupidest people end up on juries, you know? I've never met a smart person who's done jury duty."
Senators' bill to block TSA big's plan to allow small knives on planes. Transportation Security Administration Commissioner John Pistole is poised to lose a knife fight. A new bill introduced today on Capitol Hill by Sen. Chuck Schumer and three other senators would permanently block Pistole’s plan to permit passengers to carry small knives aboard commercial air flights from going into effect.
New Louisiana Law Will Jail Journos for Publishing Gun Info. A bill headed to Gov. Bobby Jindal's desk would subject journalists to a $10,000 fine and up to six months in jail for publishing the names of concealed carry permit holders.
On Tuesday, the Louisiana Senate passed a bill that would imprison and fine journalists who intentionally publish information about the state's concealed-carry handgun permit holders. Reporters who violate the law would face penalties of up to $10,000, six months in jail, or both; public safety officials and police officers who leak permit information to the press would face penalties of up to $500, six months in jail, or both. Journalists in Louisiana say the bill is clearly unconstitutional, but that won't stop it from becoming law: After the Senate vote, it headed to Gov. Bobby Jindal's desk for his signature.
Greek Yogurt’s Dark Side. Greek yogurt is a booming $2 billion a year industry — and it's producing millions of pounds of waste that industry insiders are scrambling to figure out what to do with.
For every three or four ounces of milk, Chobani and other companies can produce only one ounce of creamy Greek yogurt. The rest becomes acid whey. It’s a thin, runny waste product that can’t simply be dumped. Not only would that be illegal, but whey decomposition is toxic to the natural environment, robbing oxygen from streams and rivers. That could turn a waterway into what one expert calls a “dead sea,” destroying aquatic life over potentially large areas. Spills of cheese whey, a cousin of Greek yogurt whey, have killed tens of thousands of fish around the country in recent years
Preventive Services Covered Under the Affordable Care Act. If you have a new health insurance plan or insurance policy beginning on or after September 23, 2010, the following preventive services must be covered without your having to pay a copayment or co-insurance or meet your deductible. This applies only when these services are delivered by a network provider.
Covered Preventive Services for Adults Covered Preventive Services for Women, Including Pregnant Women Covered Preventive Services for Children
After the Storm: Deadly Flesh-Eating Infections?. The flesh-eating fungus typically lurks in soil, water and wood and doesn’t affect humans. But the EF-5 twister that hit Joplin launched massive debris through the air. Some people who survived the initial tornado were left with deep wounds, which were infected with the fungus when they came in contact with debris. It's even possible the tornado carried the contaminated soil or debris for miles along its path, researchers wrote in the journal PLOS One.
$40 for a Case of Bottled Water? 'Preying' on Oklahoma Tornado Victims. Investigators with the Oklahoma Attorney General's office have already uncovered evidence of businesses taking advantage of the recent tornado's devastation by price-gouging in the weather-ravaged region, including a grocery store accused of charging consumers $40 for a case of water.
Using a law known as the Emergency Price Stabilization Act, consumer protection investigators are teaming with local law enforcement to catch fraud as it happens. The law was passed after a tornado leveled the same region in 1999 and prohibits price increases of more than 10 percent on goods and services such as water and hotel rooms for 30 days after a disaster. It extends to 180 days for construction-related complaints.
St. Andrews Church, 2727 SW 119th Street, Oklahoma City Little Axe Resource Center, 1970 156th Ave. NE, Norman, OK 73026 Carney Oklahoma Senior Center, 301 E. Maple, Carney, OK 74832 Shawnee High School Athletic Center, 1001 N. Kennedy, Shawnee, OK 74801 Moore Community Center, 201 S Howard, Moore, OK Newcastle Storm Shelter, 851 N Carr, Newscastle These shelters will remain open throughout tonight.
Red Cross Emergency Response Vehicles have begun delivering hot meals throughout the affected areas. We are also operating fixed feeding sites at the Little Axe Resource Center, the Carney Oklahoma Senior Center and in Shawnee at the Shawnee Expo Center located at 1700 W. Independence, Shawnee, OK 74804.
Additionally, Red Cross Disaster Assessment Teams are working throughout the affected areas to assess the extent of the damage.
Those affected by this event who need assistance are urged to contact our OKC office at (405) 228-9500.
Reshared text: For those impacted by the devastating tornado in Oklahoma today, Google Crisis Response has published a map with traffic, shelters, weather and other useful information: http://goo.gl/TewTv
Tornado Warning & Alert App by American Red Cross.
Simple step-by-step instructions to help you know what-to-do even if the cell towers and TVs are down. Prioritized actions for before, during, and after requires no mobile connectivity.
Audible siren that automatically goes off even if app is closed when NOAA issues a TORNADO WARNING helping to reduce the chance of sleeping through an actual warning.
Push notification sent when a WARNING expires – especially important if power goes out while you or your family are in your safe room.
Help distant friends and family in tornado alley with ability to receive tornado watch and warning alerts based on their location from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Red Cross location-based open shelters map for when you need it most.
Reduce your household’s stress and anxiety should a tornado hit by learning to make and practice an emergency plan. Preloaded content means you have instant access to all safety information at anytime, even without reception or an Internet connection.
Interactive quizzes allow you to earn badges that you can share with your friends and show off your tornado knowledge. Know how many tornadoes have occurred in your area. Know the difference between a tornado warning and a tornado alert.
Learn how to deal with food and water impacted by floods and power outages.
Simply let friends/family know you’re safe with customizable “I’m Safe” notification sharable thru social media, text and email. Let others know where you are with the Toolkit’s stobe light, flashlight and audible alert functions.
Reshared text: The Comet of the Century - Comet ISON - is heading into solar glare next week and will not be visible for the next few months. However, we have one last preview event scheduled for Sunday, May 19th - 1:45 PM PDT / 4:45 PM EDT / 20:45 UTC - with Paul Cox live from Canary Islands - view free on Slooh homepage or download the iPad app and touch the broadcast icon. Also, Padma Yanamandra-Fisher Senior, research scientist at the Space Science Institute and one of the coordinators at NASA’s Comet ISON Observing Campaign (CIOC), will join the broadcast.
When hell freezes over and I skate, it will be a glorious night. I think I need an exorcist.
I've completely gone from pillow flipping all night - to getting up, fanning the covers to cool the bed, and waving my pillow up and down in front of the fan, in the ice cold air conditioning - and then holding it on my face for about five seconds - because that's about how long it takes for the pillow to completely heat up.
Last night I turned the A/C on so low, and the fan on so high that the tip of my nose and both ear lobes froze numb - while the REST of me was on FIRE.
Dark, massive asteroid to fly by Earth on May 31. "This is a really big asteroid, similar in size to the one that killed off the dinosaurs, and it's getting very close to us," she said. "Fortunately we've been tracking its orbit very carefully so we know with great certainty it won't hit us. "We don't need to panic, but we do need to pay attention," she said.
Buggy hordes of cicadas sighted in Virginia. My neighbors on each side of me are DROWNING in them but fortunately, my yard isn't. I see the occasional one flying by but because I only have a small new tree, they weren't burrowed into my yard. Needless to say, I still DUCK AND RUN if I see one take flight. Ick!
Child Safety Groups Take Aim At Instagram Facebook-owned photo-sharing network Instagram is under fire from advocates for children’s safety, with more than 4,500 signatures having been collected on a petition on Change.org that calls for Instagram to make the default settings private for users aged 13 through 17, and not geotag- and geolocation-enabled.
Einstein, Kepler combine to discover Earth-like planet. “This is the first time that this aspect of Einstein’s theory of relativity has been used to discover a planet”, says professor Mazeh, a participating scientist in the NASA Kepler mission. “We have been searching for this elusive effect for more than two years, and we finally found a planet!"
Facebook Users Question $20 Million Settlement Over Ads. Facebook users' images could still appear in ads if they don't change their settings. And many users say the deal before the judge doesn't go far enough to protect their privacy.
As part of the settlement proposal, Facebook will let adults opt out of this ad program, but only for two years. The settlement would also create an elaborate system to give parents the ability to prevent their kids' images from appearing in these ads. But before that could happen, both the parents and children would have to tell Facebook they are related, and then the parent would need to dig into his or her settings and ask Facebook to stop using the child in ads. Feldman says it's laughable.
RESHARE: Side By Side With eyeApps Pro HDR Camera App For Android.
Reshared text: Side By Side With eyeApps Pro HDR Camera App For Android
I ran across a perfect use case for HDR so I wanted to show you a comparison. I had to take a photo of the Stonewall Jackson restaurant in Front Royal, Va. for an ad. (Great food!) I had to take it that day but there was horrible backlight, it was dreary and actually raining! I had two cameras: a $700 Canon Vixia and my Note II.
I took a shot with the Vixia. That's what the scene actually looked like. Then we cleared the parking lot and I put my Note II on a tripod and took a shot using the HDR app. What it does is basically take three pictures: a dark, medium and bright one and then it combines the three to give you a perfect shot. You can adjust to taste before saving. (I didn't adjust anything. I took one shot, saw it was perfect and was out of there.)