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Daves Not Here Man

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Maryland students accused of using Twitter to cheat on test

(Reuters) - Two Maryland high school students have been accused of using Twitter to cheat on Common Core state standardized tests, officials said on Monday.

A security firm hired by the test company to search social media including Twitter, Instagram and Facebook found two instances of cheating by 10th-grade students, said Maryland State Department of Education spokesman William Reinhard.

He did not identify the school or the students.

"This is the modern version of copying off your neighbor," he said.

The posts included materials from a statewide English test. They were discovered in the past two weeks and were quickly taken down from Twitter, he said.

Students in Maryland, the District of Columbia and 10 other states that have adopted the Common Core standards are taking the new online tests this spring over the course of a month.

Link: http://mobile.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSKBN0MJ1RC20150323?irpc=932

Just sit next to the smart kid. It's a tried & true method.
Posted by Daves Not Here Man | Mon Mar 30, 2015, 04:13 PM (4 replies)

6 Conspiracy Theories That Are Unintentionally Hilarious

Conspiracy theories are like Adam Sandler movie premises: Aliens must be beaming that shit into our brains, because there's no way the human mind could ever be capable of coming up with something so dumb. There's just no other possible explanation. While we get to the bottom of this mystery, please enjoy a new collection of the most intriguingly stupid conspiracies the Internet has crapped out recently. Such as:

#6Shades of Grey Predicts the Collapse of the USA!"

#5. "Obama Just Declared His Allegiance to Islam Using a Secret Hand Signal!"

#4. "CERN Is Planning to Open the Gates of Hell!"

#3. "McDonald's Is Giving Out Vaccines With Happy Meals!"

#2. "A Photo Shows Someone Fixing the Mars Curiosity Rover!"

#1. "Katy Perry's Super Bowl Show Was Full of Satanic/Illuminati/NWO Symbolism!"

Full breakdown of each at link: http://www.cracked.com/article_21570_6-real-conspiracy-theories-that-are-comedy-gold-mine.html
Posted by Daves Not Here Man | Mon Mar 30, 2015, 10:38 AM (5 replies)

Just Started Watching 'Rectify' on Netflix.

2 episodes in and I am hooked. My humble suggestion to you TV loving viewers out there.

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Posted by Daves Not Here Man | Sun Mar 29, 2015, 02:44 PM (4 replies)

Like Horror Movies? Try This One.

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My wife and I watched it. It was very a very creepy, well written and original movie. The premise was scary and half the fun was looking around for "it". And it ends as all horror movies should....leaving you wanting more, more, more!! It was also kinda neat using the late 80s, early 90s as the setting. So you'll see many items that give you a nostalgic feeling. A nod to the old horror days with a new feel.
Posted by Daves Not Here Man | Sat Mar 28, 2015, 06:38 PM (3 replies)

Take A Look At The Bizzarre & Brutal Beginnings Of The UFC

There’s a reason why the UFC exploded in popularity and all you need to know why is to watch their first ever fights. They were probably some of the most unique combat experiences in the world. You wouldn’t see anything like it anywhere else.

The first fight they had a Sumo wrestler match up against a skinny kick-boxer. You would think the kick-boxer had no shot, until he smashed a kick into the wrestler’s face. More important than the absolutely violent nature of that kick was the fact that it was allowed. In the UFC, a skinny guy could take down a behemoth with one well-placed kick.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, you had the highly technical Royce Gracie. He championed technique and skill over brute strength and his Jiu Jitsu led him to multiple championships.

This “no-holds-barred” fighting was revolutionary in its day and had people clawing for more. The rules have gotten tighter since then, but the UFC still retains some of its core values from its early-days.

There's a 5 minute video at the link. I'd post it here but I'm not sure how to with my iPad, atm. Interesting look back, though. Link: http://ar.braincy.com/take-a-look-at-the-bizarre-beginnings-of-the-ufc/
Posted by Daves Not Here Man | Sat Mar 28, 2015, 01:06 PM (17 replies)

Eleven Republicans Vote For Benefits For Married Same-Sex Couples

WASHINGTON — Eleven Senate Republicans joined with all of the Democrats on Thursday night in supporting an amendment to guarantee equal Social Security and veterans benefits to married same-sex couples — even if they live in a state that does not recognize such marriages.

The vote was one of many, nonbinding Senate votes of a broad range of hot-button issues for a budget that might not even pass the upper chamber.

Nonetheless, the vote gives rare insight into the potential changes going on within the Republican Party on the marriage issue in advance of the coming Supreme Court decision widely expected to hold that bans on same-sex couples' marriages are unconstitutional. Six of the 11 Republicans voting for the measure are up for re-election in 2016.

The amendment, proposed by Sen. Brian Schatz, addressed the fact that both Social Security and some provisions of veterans' benefits are, by statute, provided to spouses on the basis of whether a couple's marriage is recognized by the state in which they live. The amendment would provide for benefits for spouses for all married same-sex couples, regardless of where they live.

The four Republicans who have previously announced support for marriage equality — Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Mark Kirk of Illinois, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Rob Portman of Ohio — were joined by seven GOP colleagues in supporting the amendment. Of the four, only Portman lives in a state that does not recognize same-sex couples' marriages.

Six of the remaining seven Republicans to support the measure represent states in which marriage equality already is the law: Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Richard Burr and Thom Tillis of North Carolina, Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia, Dean Heller of Nevada, and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin all voted for the amendment.

Tillis' support for the measure is notable given that, in his prior office as speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives, he intervened in marriage lawsuits in the state to defend his state's ban.

Notably, none of the 2016 presidential contenders in the Senate — Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, and Marco Rubio — supported the amendment.


Link: http://www.buzzfeed.com/chrisgeidner/eleven-republicans-vote-to-provide-benefits-to-married-same
Posted by Daves Not Here Man | Fri Mar 27, 2015, 07:43 AM (0 replies)

Dewalts Foray Into Home Improvement/Defense

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I'd buy it, lol!
Posted by Daves Not Here Man | Thu Mar 26, 2015, 05:34 PM (7 replies)

What Would You Have Done If The Kid Did This To You?

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I really wanna choose option 1 or 2 but I'm just not that confrontational, lol. I'd prolly just complain to the Mom.
Posted by Daves Not Here Man | Thu Mar 26, 2015, 05:25 PM (21 replies)

Man Steals Cops Handcuffs



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Posted by Daves Not Here Man | Sat Mar 21, 2015, 03:52 PM (2 replies)

Anyone lose this?

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Posted by Daves Not Here Man | Fri Mar 20, 2015, 07:26 AM (3 replies)
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