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Russia barrel rolls over yet another US aircraft in Internationl Airspace/Waters

Washington (CNN)A Russian SU-27 conducted a "barrel roll" Friday over the top of a U.S. Air Force RC-135 which was flying a reconnaissance mission in international airspace above the Baltic Sea, two U.S. defense officials told CNN.

The SU-27 approached alongside within 100 feet of the U.S. aircraft and then flew inverted over the top of the plane to the other side. The U.S. considers this a very unsafe aerial maneuver and is expected to voice its concerns to the Russians, one of the officials said.

This is the second barrel roll maneuver over a U.S. aircraft by the Russians this month. On April 14, a Russian jet "performed erratic and aggressive maneuvers" as it flew within 50 feet of a U.S. aircraft's wing tip, Danny Hernandez, a spokesman for U.S. European Command, said in a response to a question from CNN.
In that incident, an RC-135 aircraft also was intercepted by a Russian SU-27. The Russian SU-27 began the barrel roll from the left side of the U.S. RC-135 and went over the top of it to end on the right side of the aircraft, U.S. European Command said.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Apr 29, 2016, 02:37 PM (5 replies)

Fire guts Delhi's natural history museum

This is just horrible tragic news.

The entire collection at the natural history museum in Delhi has been destroyed in a fire, officials have confirmed.

The blaze, which began sometime after 1.30am on Tuesday, burned through the upper part of the museum, where its collection was housed.

One of the highlights of the collection was an irreplaceable bone from a sauropod dinosaur, which was an estimated 160m years old. It may have belonged to one of the largest animals to have walked the earth.

Rahul Khot, the curator of the Bombay Natural History Society’s collection, said: “This is an irreversible loss. Museums are not made up overnight; it takes effort over decades to collect, research and curate a museum.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Apr 29, 2016, 01:39 PM (0 replies)

11-year-old shoots home intruder during burglary attempt

A would-be burglar got a surprise Wednesday when an 11-year-old boy heard him breaking into his home in Talladega, Alabama, and armed himself with a handgun.

Talladega police did not identify the suspect or the victims. However, WVTM tracked down the 11-year-old boy, who was identified as Chris Gaither.

“He told me that he was going to kill me,” Chris told the TV station. “When I pulled the gun, I guess he didn't think it was a real gun because he kept on walking.”

Chris opened fire as the intruder walked out of the Gaither home carrying a hamper. He fired 12 shots at the would-be burglar, but only the last bullet hit the suspect, according to WVTM.

“I shot through the hamper he was carrying,” Chris said. “It was a full metal jacket bullet. It went straight through the back of his leg. He started crying like a little baby.”
Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Apr 29, 2016, 12:11 PM (7 replies)

Boiling river near Yellowstone alarms residents

It looks as if the Yellowstone Caldera is extending it's influence outside of the Park boundaries.

A river near Yellowstone National Park suddenly changed colors and began to boil and emit yellowish noxious gases. Some witnesses wondered if “we’re all about to die.” Is this just another volcanic vent or a sign of bad things to come?

The Shoshone River runs through Cody, Wyoming, just east of Yellowstone National Park. It’s close enough to be a ‘canary in a coal mine’ for unusual geothermic events and that’s precisely what happened on March 25th when photographer Dewey Vanderhoff spotted the Shoshone River mysteriously boiling … and more.

So Vanderhoff grabbed his camera and went to snap some photos. The vent was just behind the Best of the West store, down inside the narrow canyon that the Shoshone River has carved through the Chugwater geologic formation’s red stone. He said there was an old rock feature about the size of a bathtub with water gurgling out from four or five holes — “like jets in a Jacuzzi.” He said the plume appeared to have a “substance” like Jell-O since it didn’t break up.

“It was pretty impressive,” he said. “The river right there is a really dark green. With a polarizing filter it really popped out.”

Posted by Currentsitguy | Wed Apr 27, 2016, 01:18 PM (11 replies)

This is really creepy

I think this is the first sign I have completely lost any sense of understanding of the younger generation.

It may be the stuff of science fiction films like Ex Machina and Her, but new research has found that one in four young people in the UK would happily date a robot.

The only caveats, according to the survey of 18- to 34-year-olds, is that their android beau must by a "perfect match", and must look like a real-life human being.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Tue Apr 26, 2016, 11:02 AM (17 replies)

Forgive me It's Monday morning and I think I'm going to get drunk.

I had every businesses worst nightmare yesterday: the catastrophic failure of our Domain Controller and the discovery of a corrupt backup. Well I spent all day yesterday and also all morning since 4AM trying to figure a way to get this thing back up. It wouldn't be so bad except for the fact that the Exchange Server uses it to authenticate; no Domain Controller, no Email. Well after about 18 hours combined time I just got this damn thing back up to at least Safe Mode. I see light at the end of the tunnel (knock on wood).

Lessons learned:

1: Verify your backup EVERY FUCKING TIME.
2: A single domain controller environment, no matter how small the network is a disaster waiting to happen.
3: Redundancy, Redundancy, Redundancy. If a system is mission critical, make sure you have multiple ways to access.
4: Complacency will burn you every time. I've been doing this for 25 years. I, of all people, should know better. Pride cometh before the fall.

Damn! I was a hair's breadth away from biting the bullet and formatting this MF'er and figuring out how to bring an Exchange Mailbox Database into a new domain, and I don't have enough hair to spare!
Posted by Currentsitguy | Mon Apr 25, 2016, 07:01 AM (9 replies)

Hummer parachute fail

From a few days ago in Germany. Methinks a loadmaster and a parachute packer is getting called to the carpet.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Apr 22, 2016, 02:48 PM (6 replies)

Zero tolerance gone mad: Student suspended for pushing away bully after being punched 12 times!

This is utterly crazy. So now even defending yourself while you are being attacked is considered wrong. THis shit has to stop before we raise an entire generation of quivering fear paralyzed idiots.

CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) - A mother pulled her 12-year-old son out of a local school after she said he was suspended for pushing a bully in self-defense after reportedly being punched more than a dozen times.

Jaden Malone, 12, loves baseball but said he is not allowed to play for several weeks because of what doctors are calling a concussion. He was also suspended from Invest Collegiate Charter School for three days. He said it's all because he was just trying to defend himself.

"Then he pushes me on the ground so I get up and try to tell the teacher, and he starts punching me, punching me," Jaden explained.

Jaden said a friend of his was pushed on the ground by another student. He said he went to help his friend up, but was punched repeatedly by the student who allegedly threw his friend down.

Jaden said he pushed his attacker away, a push that's now caused him to be suspended.

Jaden's mother is upset with the Charter School's policy. The school's director said there's a 'zero tolerance' with fighting - even if it's as simple as pushing someone off in self-defense. It's a stance that's left some parents at the school shaking their heads.

"School policies are school policies, North Carolina policies are zero tolerance. I hate it for the child but it is what it is."
Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Apr 22, 2016, 12:53 PM (34 replies)

Horrible: "At least 7 people, mostly children, reportedly shot to death in Ohio"

A shooting or series of shootings killed at least seven family members, five of them children, in southern Ohio Friday, local news agencies reported.

"There is no suspect," Lt. Michael Preston of the Ross County Sheriff's Office told WKRC without elaborating. Investigators would not confirm whether a gunman was among the dead.

One of the children was just 5 days old and another was 6 months old, a Pike County official told the Chillicothe Gazette.

WCMH reported a total of three crime scenes including a home east of Peebles.
Posted by Currentsitguy | Fri Apr 22, 2016, 12:14 PM (4 replies)

Musician Prince, 57, found dead in his home

The artist known as Prince has died ... TMZ has learned. He was 57.
Prince's body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning.
Multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he had passed.
The singer -- full name Prince Rogers Nelson -- had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. But he appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay. His people told TMZ he was battling the flu.

Posted by Currentsitguy | Thu Apr 21, 2016, 12:01 PM (32 replies)
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