I watched this one in horror and amazement. The ultimate dummy in the ultimate driving machine…Indeed.
Some years ago when I used to regularly target shoot at a range, I noticed over a period of several months that they had 10-15 used pistols made by a popular manufacturer in the cabinet for sale. The pistols were a compact “carry” model identical to that carried by some police departments, just about 1//2 the size. when you see a large number of most any product in the “Return bin” it usually means there is a defect or quality problem.
Asked the friendly salesman about that seeming discrepancy, as the manufacturer had a good reputation for producing quality product. Seems that the safety on both the bigger an smaller model were in the same place. Which, it turns out was fine when the gun was carried in a holster like that used by the military or police. When the smaller “carry” model was tucked under the belt though, it seems that the safety was exactly in the wrong place and would flip to the fire position when puled out of a trouser waistband. The result was a fairly prolific series of what I euphemistically all “Hillbilly Vasectomies” as a result of self emasculation by gun. .. This one kind of makes you wonder …
Where an Interstate-4 motorist shot himself in a road-rage incident today remained in question for hours as police and sheriff’s deputies tried to determine who should investigate.
Orlando police first treated the shooting as their case about 11:30 a.m. when the man pulled off the highway and stopped his white BMW sedan at the Princeton Street exit near College Parkand Florida Hospital, records show.
Within an hour, police turned the case over to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office believing the shooting happened there.
The confusion apparently stemmed from Richard Coles, the wounded motorist who was undergoing treatment for his injury, according to the sheriff’s office.
“He was taken to local hospital where he has declined to prosecute and no longer wishes to speak with investigators,” sheriff’s spokesman Jeff Williamson wrote.
Details remain few but Coles, 36, told Orlando police he had been driving toward Orlando when another motorist brandished a gun over an undisclosed incident, according to police.
Feeling threatened, the man grabbed his own gun and it fired. The bullet struck one of the man’s legs causing a non-life threatening wound, said Orlando police Sgt. Jim Young.
Police officers and sheriff’s deputies have not located witnesses to what precipitated the shooting, according to the sheriff’s office.
This was a picture taken of last week’s launch of a rocket bound for the moon from Wallops Island, Va.
If you check the white cloud on the upper left…
There is a frog there, having a very bad day.
Apparently the blast from the rocket engines sent him airborne.
The Cat Empire, fresh from their successful conquest of the Internet…
Now has their eye on a new victim…The Subway System!
It only took two kittens to stop the New York City subway in its tracks.
Power was cut Thursday to the B and Q lines in Brooklyn for more than an hour after a woman reported at about 11 a.m. that her kittens were loose in the subway, transit officials said. How they got there was a mystery.
But soon, the two were seen running dangerously close to the high-voltage third rail.
Their owner rushed to a station with cat food for transit workers dispatched onto the tracks to use to try to corral the furry visitors — one black, the other white with gray stripes.
The woman who owns them declined to have her name made public, said Judie Glave, a spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Power was suspended between several stops — about half the Q line, and the B line’s entire service in Brooklyn — on both the local and express tracks between for 90 minutes, Glave said. The express line was stopped another half hour while workers kept searching.
But the skittish kittens disappeared again, and were still missing by late Thursday afternoon.
Officials say workers and passengers in Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighborhood were on the lookout for them and train operators were being asked to proceed with caution. If they saw anything moving on the tracks, they would be required to stop and notify the rail control center.
Some passengers wanted to help by scouring the tracks, but were turned down by MTA workers citing safety concerns.
While the effort on behalf of the kittens created delays for passengers, shuttles were provided to take them to other Brooklyn subway stations, transit officials said. They could not immediately provide the cost of the extra service.
Dang! It appears in St Kitt and Nevis your wife is on the list of “banned substances!
Not going to get any of that “Sexual Healing” and still run…
Lane four stood empty during the final heat of the men’s 100m in the Olympic Stadium on Saturday, after the former world champion Kim Collins was dropped by St Kitts and Nevis for spending the night in a hotel with his wife.
A furious Collins announced via Twitter that he would not be competing for his country again, claiming that his appearance at the Pan American Games in Mexico last year would be his last. “For those who saw me run in Mexico. That’s the last time I represent my country,” he said.
A spokesman for his home Olympic committee said Collins, who was competing at his fifth Olympic Games, would not participate in the 100m as a disciplinary measure after he flouted team rules by leaving the athletes’ village without permission.
The spokesman said Collins had not been in the camp for “the last couple of days” and is believed to have been staying with his wife in a hotel.
Earlier Collins had posted a message on Twitter, reading: “My fans. I won’t lie. Won’t be running later tonight.” Another message read: “Even men in prison get their wives to visit.”
The 2003 world champion, who is 36, carried his country’s flag at the Olympic opening ceremony just over a week ago. Collins finished seventh in the 2000 Olympic 100m final and sixth in Athens in 2004. He won bronze in the 100m at last year’s world championships in Daegu,South Korea, but with a season’s best time of 10.05sec would have found it difficult to earn a place in Sunday’s final.
Collins remains as an entrant in the 200m and 4x100m but team officials said they were unable to confirm whether he would compete.
Collins is the second of an original seven-athlete Olympics team from St Kitts and Nevis to be disciplined.
The sprinter Tameka Williams, the only woman on the team, was sent home last weekend for a potential drug violation despite not testing positive for a banned drug.
The St Kitts and Nevis Olympic Committee said Williams had acknowledged using a substance which was “clearly outside the medical code”.
You think the politics in Arizona is weird, and the politicians there are certifiable nut cases…
Wait until you hear about this republican!
I’m sure my kitties are happy to know that the first thing Googles new Artificial Intelligence Computer picked out was cat pictures. After all, every cat knows it is the most superior, gorgeous creature in the world!
Which is why there are literally tens of thousands of “Cat Videos” on YouTube, which get millions of viewers.
Apparently it is not just humans who waste their time away checking out the feline antics…
Google has created an ‘artificial brain’ from 16,000 computer processors, and sat it down with an internet connection.
There’s a certain grim inevitability to the fact that the YouTube company’s creation began watching stills from cat videos.
The team, led by Google’s Dr Jeff Dean, used the 16,000 processor array to create a brain-style ‘neural network’ with more than a billion connections.
The team then fed it random images culled from 10 million YouTube videos – and let it ‘learn’ by itself.
Unsurprisingly, the machine focused in on cats.
‘We never told it during the training, ‘This is a cat,” said Dr. Dean. ‘It basically invented the concept of a cat.’
‘Contrary to what appears to be a widely-held intuition, our experimental results reveal that it is possible to train a face detector without having to label images as containing a face or not,’ says the team in a paper published this week.
‘We also find that the same network is sensitive to other high-level concepts such as cat faces and human bodies. Starting with these learned features, we trained our network to obtain 15.8% accuracy in recognizing 20,000 object categories from ImageNet, a leap of 70% relative improvement over the previous state-of-the-art.
The ‘brain’ was a creation of the company’s ‘blue sky ideas’ lab, Google X