Friday, July 15, 2011

Crime and Punishment, Unarmed and Dangerous, -and- Homeland Insecurity

In the News Today:
  • Crime and Punishment cash-strapped NYC fines man $2000 for not watering beehive
  • Unarmed and Dangerous - ICE agent leaves gun in airport restroom
  • Homeland Insecurity - 24,000 Pentagon files stolen in cyberattack

    Technology in the News Today:
  • Researchers Develop Pliable 'Jell-O' Memory Device
  • Is Your Hotmail Password '123456'? Not For Long
  • International Cybercrime Ring Targets Android

    On this Day in History:
    July 15, 1869 - During war with Prussia, French ruler Napoleon III commissions Hippolye Mege Mouries to find a butter substitute. A patent for margarine is issued, it being based on beef fat instead of milk fat.

    Born on this Day in History: July 15, 1961 - Forest Whitaker (1961 - ) After college quarterback Forest Whitaker was sidelined with an injury, he began studying opera and drama. His debut in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982) led to a series of critically acclaimed roles, including Platoon (1986) and Good Morning, Vietnam (1987). His performance in 2006's The Last King of Scotland earned Whitaker an Academy Award.

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    Video of the Day: - Submitted by Danica


    Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene at Walmart while journeying to my office this morning! Click to enlarge.