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  • 17 hours ago
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    Woman says she could face jail time because she can't afford husband's cremation

    A local woman says she could face arrest because she can't afford the funeral expense for her late husband. A funeral home storing the man's remains said it may press charges for abandonment of a body. Betty Starnes said she made it clear when her husband’s body was brought to Southern Cremations and Funerals at Cheatham Hill, that she couldn’t pay for it up front.

  • 6 days ago
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    Supermarkets must stop using plastic packaging, says former Asda boss

    Exclusive: Consumers do not want plastic-polluted oceans so supermarkets and packaging industry have to work together, says Andy Clarke

  • 11 days ago
    Expression timex

    Why Catholics are leaving the faith by age 10 – and what parents can do about it

    “Those that are leaving for no religion – and a pretty big component of them saying they are atheist or agnostic – it turns out that when you probe a bit more deeply and you allow them to talk in their own words, that they are bringing up things that are related to science and a need for evidence and a need for proof,” said Doctor Mark Gray, a senior research associate at the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University.

  • 12 days ago
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    Level 32

    timex is now level 32 with 2,812,570 XP.

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    • Tribe creation The maximum amount of tribes you can create has been raised by 2 to a total of 17.
    • Save credits The maximum amount of save credits you can store has been raised by 2 to a total of 54.
    • Tribe membership The maximum amount of tribes you can join has been raised by 5 to a total of 155.
  • 12 days ago
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    Rock Star

    Followed by 250/250 members! Congratulations timex on this achievement!

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  • 13 days ago
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    'New York IS attack plot' is revealed

    A jihadist plot to attack New York City including Times Square and the subway system was foiled with the help of an undercover FBI agent, officials say. One man in the US and two others in Pakistan and the Philippines are under arrest and face charges of plotting the attacks which they hoped to carry out in the name of the Islamic State group. One of the suspects allegedly said he wanted to create "the next 9/11".

  • 2 weeks ago
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    MIT develops virtual reality system for robots that allows humans to control them remotely

    Artificial intelligence researchers at MIT have developed a virtual reality system for robots that allows humans to control them remotely. The system works by using hand controllers and multiple sensor displays to enable users to teleoperate a robot using an Oculus Rift headset. A paper detailing the system was presented this week at the IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) in Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • 2 weeks ago
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    General Motors Is Going All Electric

    After more than a century peddling vehicles that pollute the atmosphere, General Motors is ending its relationship with gasoline and diesel. This morning, the American automotive giant announced that it is working toward an all-electric, zero-emissions future. That starts with two new, fully electric models next year—then at least 18 more by 2023.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Twitter says it found 201 accounts linked to the same Russian activity on Facebook

    Twitter informed US congressional investigators on Thursday that it found 201 fake accounts linked to the same Russian actors previously disclosed by Facebook. The company revealed the existence of the accounts in a blog post just hours after it met behind closed doors with the committee responsible for investigating Russian interference with US elections.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Samsung Galaxy S8 Active escapes AT&T’s orbit, headed to T-Mobile

    For the first time since Samsung and AT&T teamed up to offer a rugged Galaxy S variant in the form of 2013’s Galaxy S4 Active, the U.S.-only annual handset will lose its single-carrier exclusivity. T-Mobile is poised to stock the well-received Samsung Galaxy S8 Active. (Sprint did in fact carry an S5 Active doppelganger in 2014, but it was branded S5 Sport.)

  • 3 weeks ago
    Analysis timex

    Wireless Food Stamp Transactions Tied to Healthier Shopping

    New research links the equipping of mobile fruit and vegetable stands with wireless banking devices programmed to accept food stamps to the buying of more healthy foods by people with low incomes. This is the finding of a survey of 779 shoppers in the Bronx—a New York City borough with many low-income communities—who bought food at 4 of the city’s nearly 500 mobile sellers of fresh produce, known as Green Carts. Some of these food carts were licensed to handle electronic bank transfers (EB...

  • 3 weeks ago
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    Obama tried to give Zuckerberg a wake-up call over fake news on Facebook

    Nine days after Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg dismissed as “crazy” the idea that fake news on his company’s social network played a key role in the U.S. election, President Barack Obama pulled the youthful tech billionaire aside and delivered what he hoped would be a wake-up call. For months leading up to the vote, Obama and his top aides quietly agonized over how to respond to Russia’s brazen intervention on behalf of the Donald Trump campaign without making matters worse.

  • 3 weeks ago
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    US bombers stage N Korea show of force

    US bombers have flown close to North Korea's east coast to demonstrate the military options available to defeat any threat, the Pentagon has said. It said the flight was the farthest north of the demilitarised zone between the Koreas that any US fighter jet or bomber had flown in the 21st Century. Tensions have risen recently over Pyongyang's nuclear programme. At the UN, North Korea's foreign minister said US President Donald Trump was on a "suicide mission".

  • 3 weeks ago
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    RIP: Soul Singer Charles Bradley Has Died At Age 68

    Charles Bradley has died at the age of 68, according to Pitchfork. He had been battling stomach cancer and recently cancelled his tour dates after it was revealed his cancer had returned. He was originally diagnosed with a stomach tumor in October of 2016. At the time of the announcement, he was forced to cancel his tour dates.

  • 1 month ago
    Analysis timex

    Mathematics predicts a sixth mass extinction by 2100

    In the past 540 million years, the Earth has endured five mass extinction events, each involving processes that upended the normal cycling of carbon through the atmosphere and oceans. These globally fatal perturbations in carbon each unfolded over thousands to millions of years, and are coincident with the widespread extermination of marine species around the world.

  • 1 month ago
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    Former Facebook executive says Google, Facebook are 'surveillance states' and risk more regulation

    Even though he was once an executive at Facebook, Chamath Palihapitiya, CEO of Social Capital Hedosophia Holdings, favors investing in Amazon instead, he told CNBC's "Fast Money: Halftime Report" on Thursday. President Donald Trump has been a critic of Amazon, tweeting his disdain for coverage from The Washington Post, which is a personal holding of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. But Palihapitiya said he thinks that Facebook and Google face more regulatory risk, given the many retailers t...

  • 1 month ago
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    Washington high school shooting suspect claims he was bullied

    The teenager accused of gunning down a classmate and wounding three others at a Washington state high school told police he wanted "to teach everyone a lesson about what happens when you bully others." In court records released Thursday, 15-year-old Caleb Sharpe also divulged the last words Sam Strahan, the sophomore he is accused of killing Wednesday at Freeman High School in the town of Rockford, about 25 miles southwest of Spokane.