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Currentsitguy

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46. Small business co-owner. IT Professional by trade.

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Russian ambassador summoned to explain bombers over English channel

Britain has summoned the Russian ambassador to explain why two Russian “Bear” long-range bombers flew over the English channel on Wednesday, a move that forced British authorities to divert civil aircraft...

A British government source told Reuters the Russian move was viewed as a significant escalation and was a change in strategy since Russian aircraft had previously largely confined themselves to flying close to Scotland.

“It was very dangerous. Civil aircraft flying to the UK had to be re-routed,” the source said. “The Russians were flying with their transponders turned off so could only be seen on military radar. They haven’t flown this far south before.”

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/29/russian-bombers-english-channel-ambassador-summoned
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Jan 29, 2015, 01:45 PM (7 replies)

Huge explosion virtually destroys Maternity hospital in Mexico City

It looks to be an accident, but it's horrible nevertheless.

http://www.cnn.com/2015/01/29/world/mexico-explosion/index.html

(CNN) At least two people have died after an explosion Thursday at a hospital south of Mexico City, civil protection officials said.

The maternity hospital south of Mexico City is on the verge of collapsing after a natural gas explosion, emergency officials said. At least 54 people are injured, including 22 children, Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said. An unconfirmed number of people are trapped.

Edit: Live coverage here:

http://www.excelsior.com.mx/tv

Also here;

http://tv.milenio.com/
Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Jan 29, 2015, 10:41 AM (0 replies)

90% of hotel run by robots...

For those of you lamenting the increasing automation entering the service industry, here is the next step:

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2015/01/28/business/huis-ten-bosch-theme-park-get-hotel-staffed-robots/#.VMlHJfldURp

NAGASAKI – A hotel with robot staff and face recognition instead of room keys will open this summer in Huis Ten Bosch in Nagasaki Prefecture, the operator of the theme park said Tuesday...

Robots will provide porter service, room cleaning, front desk and other services to reduce costs and to ensure comfort...

There will be facial recognition technology so guests can enter their rooms without a key.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Jan 28, 2015, 03:31 PM (15 replies)

Marisa Alexander released from Jail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2930214/Wife-jailed-20-YEARS-firing-warning-shots-scare-abusive-husband-finally-walks-free-legal-campaign-against-unfair-Stand-Ground-law-infamous-George-Zimmerman-s-trial.html[link:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2930214/Wife-jailed-20-YEARS-firing-warning-shots-scare-abusive-husband-finally-walks-free-legal-campaign-against-unfair-Stand-Ground-law-infamous-George-Zimmerman-s-trial.html|

A Florida woman originally sentenced to 20 years behind bars for firing a warning shot to scare off her abusive husband and two stepsons, has been released from jail to spend the remainder of her two year sentence on house arrest.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Jan 28, 2015, 02:56 PM (46 replies)

Just for fun... Show us your blizzard photos.

I thought it might be a bit of fun for everyone to post a photo or two of their view of the current blizzard striking the Northeast. I'll go first. Here is this morning's view from Western Pennsylvania.



Posted by Currentsitguy | Mon Jan 26, 2015, 10:59 AM (8 replies)

Programs, Programs. You can't tell one Saudi Prince from another without a program

A helpful chart of who's who in the Saudi Royal Family



Interactive chart here:

http://graphics.wsj.com/saudi-arabia-family-tree/
Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Jan 23, 2015, 11:44 AM (1 replies)

I challenge any guy to read this without cringing

Something every guy, regardless of political persuasion, can find cringe-worthy.

Scientists rank most dangerous sex positions...

'Woman on top' is most dangerous sex position, scientists conclude
Scientists have found that the 'cowgirl' position is responsible for half of all penile fractures during sexual intercourse
Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Jan 21, 2015, 06:11 PM (31 replies)

They are moving the clock...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2919889/Is-end-world-nigh-Atomic-scientists-set-make-major-announcement-Doomsday-Clock.html

It hasn't moved in three years, but the symbolic Doomsday Clock's minute hand could be about edge closer to midnight.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (BAS) will host a live international news conference on Thursday to reveal its latest decision regarding the minute hand of the clock.
The last time the clock's minute hand was adjusted was in January 2012, when it pushed ahead one minute, from six to five minutes before midnight.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Jan 21, 2015, 01:31 PM (32 replies)

Nearly 50 per cent of Japanese adults 'not having sex'

Nearly 50 per cent of all Japanese adults are not having sex, according to a study, dealing a new blow to government efforts to halt the sliding birth rate.
The report, conducted by the Japan Family Planning Association, determined that 49.3 per cent of the 3,000 people interviewed had not had sex in the previous month.
Of the men interviewed, 48.3 said they had not had sex for a month, while 50.1 per cent of women had abstained. Both figures were up about 5 percentage points from the previous study, conducted in 2012.
Asked why they were not having sex, 21.3 per cent of the married men claimed they were too fatigued after work while 15.7 per cent replied that they were no longer interested in sex after their wives gave birth.
Among the women, 23.8 per cent said sex was "bothersome" and 17.8 blamed being tired from work.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/japan/11357201/Nearly-50-per-cent-of-Japanese-adults-not-having-sex.html
Posted by Currentsitguy | Tue Jan 20, 2015, 12:38 PM (13 replies)

RaspberryPi?

Does anybody here have one of these? I just picked one up, and I'm wondering what anyone has done with theirs.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Mon Jan 19, 2015, 03:49 PM (10 replies)
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