IS fines people for leaving door open
Other fines include spot tests on Sharia law, with a $20 fine for every wrong answer, $20 fines for not trimming beards and $20 fines for putting a bell around the neck of sheep or cattle – with the animals also confiscated.
Google has been recording your voice searches – but here’s how you can hear them
There’s a helpful feature that allows people to perform searches with their voice.
But what you may not realise is Google has been storing those recordings to help improve its language recognition.
Underestimating Donald Trump—Again
Fifty years from now, political scientists will still be analyzing the improbable victory of businessman, raconteur, and reality talk show host Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican Presidential Primary. The two central questions: How did so many pundits, pollsters, politicians, and opposing candidates consistently underestimate this sometimes rude and often raucous casino billionaire? And how come so many, having been confident about the impossibility of Mr. Trump winning the nomination, are now equally confident that he cannot win the general election?
UK at serious risk of over-blocking content online, human rights watchdog warns
“Governments have an obligation to combat the promotion of terrorism, child abuse material, hate speech and other illegal content online. However, I am concerned that some states are not clearly defining what constitutes illegal content. Decisions are often delegated to authorities who are given a wide margin for interpreting content, potentially to the detriment of freedom of expression”.
SJ Protester: “My Family Immigrated ILLEGALLY… We Shouldn’t Respect the Laws”
An illegal immigrant interviewed last night on Sean Hannity’s show said he does not believe the laws of the US should be respected.
“I think if you’re being oppressed, you shouldn’t respect the laws, because then there’s no reason to respect the laws, because you’re being oppressed,” he said.
School Bars 9-Year-Old From Wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat
The Powers-Ginsburg Elementary School in Fresno sent third grader Logan Autry home Thursday claiming the student’s hat — which he’d worn three days in a row — created a safety concern.
Vox Excuses Trump Rally Violence: Rioters Feel He Poses Personal, Categorical, Existential Threat
“You don’t have to agree with protesters beating up Trump supporters, or even sympathize with them, to understand this. There are people who feel Trump’s rise puts their lives in danger. And many people make decisions about what actions are “appropriate” differently when they feel personally under threat.”
Solar Cycle Update – spotless
This is the first spotless day of the 24-25 solar minimum. Not a great deal can be read from that. According to Wilson, for cycles 9-14, sunspot minimum followed the first spotless day by about 72 months, having a range of 62-82 months; for cycles 15-21, sunspot minimum followed the first spotless day by about 35 months, having a range of 27-40 months. So we could still be six years from minimum making Solar Cycle 24 about 13 years long. Longer is weaker in the following cycle, and colder.
Enormous lion pounces at two-year-old boy in zoo after youngster turns his back
Keepers have insisted the jump was not an act of aggression – and say the lion regularly pounces at children because he wants to play with him.
Lion expert Adam Roberts, chief executive of Born Free USA, told The Dodo: “Lions are natural wild predators and the child in this video, especially when turning his back to the massive feline, becomes prey in the animal’s eyes.
Norway reportedly agrees on banning new sales of gas-powered cars by 2025
The four main political parties, both from the right and the left, have agreed on a new energy policy that will include a ban on new gasoline-powered car sales as soon as 2025 – making it one of the most aggressive timeline of its kind for such a policy. What’s probably most remarkable here is that Norway is currently one of the world’s largest Oil exporters.