A commuter was assaulted after he stood up for three Muslim women who were subject to a vile racial and bigoted attack on a packed Melbourne train.
Jason Cias, 36, was travelling home from work in the city on the Craigieburn-bound train on Friday, May 15, when he saw two tradesmen vilifying three women – one older and two who appeared to be in their 20s – who were wearing headscarves.
The train had pulled out of Melbourne Central station about 3.15pm when the unprovoked abuse began after one of the younger women sat next to the tradesmen.
They look like something drawn by Dr Seuss, but saiga antelopes are a real thing. Unfortunately, we can’t be sure if they will be a thing for much longer, because at the current rate they could be extinct within a few weeks, at least in the wild.
Saiga antelopes are not particularly rare for a large mammal, with well over 100,000 surviving. However, they have been classified as endangered since hunting slashed their numbers by at least three quarters in the 1990s, after the breakup of the Soviet Union weakened poaching controls. In the past few weeks an estimated 85,000 have died, and that figure, released on Friday, may already be out of date. Worse still, no one knows why.
The story posted says that 85,000 dropped dead in one day. Antelope gooooone.
Taking time out from the production of Mallbrats, Kevin Smith is returning to Australia in September to tell crazy stories, make fun of Jason Mewes and answer questions from the audience at shows in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth.
Source with times and dates.
I caught this show a few years back. It was awesome. Would recommend.
Australia is betting on plumbers and coffee- shop owners over scientists and researchers to drive the nation’s next wave of economic growth.
The country that brought you refrigerators, black-box flight recorders, bionic ears and Wi-Fi will cut its research budget by 7 per cent over the next 12 months, and another 10 per cent in the following three years. At the same time it’s offering tax cuts and write-offs in its budget this monthfor small firms to buy equipment like espresso machines and lawnmowers as the centerpiece of a plan to build a “stronger and more prosperous Australia.”
NEW South Wales farmer Ken Turner didn’t know you could offend sheep with rude words.
That was until the RSPCA came knocking on the door of his Boorungie Station, about 130km from Broken Hill, acting on a tip-off.
He was told People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) had lodged a complaint with the RSPCA that a farm worker swore at sheep during shearing sessions.
US mathematician John Nash, who inspired the Oscar-winning film A Beautiful Mind, has died in a car crash with his wife, police have said.
Nash, 86, and his 82-year-old wife Alicia were killed when their taxi crashed in New Jersey, they said.
The mathematician is renowned for his work in game theory, winning the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1994.
His breakthroughs in maths – and his struggles with schizophrenia – were the focus of the 2001 film.
There are sore losers, and then there’s this kid.
A 17 year old Canadian boy has overnight plead guilty to 23 charges of swatting and online harassment. They’ve largely been inspired by the teen’s losses in League of Legends, and rebuffed online friend requests from female gamers.
Ars Technica reports that the teenager’s actions (his name is being withheld because of his age) the attacks have caused victims to drop out of school following months of attacks. The teen set up multiple attacks on one victim and her parents, stole and posted online financial information, and inundated their mobile phones with mass texts.
Federal Police are investigating a 13-year-old Canberra boy’s Facebook account after it was targeted by an apparent Islamic State recruiter.
The teenager’s concerned mother contacted authorities this week after reading a series of disturbing messages sent to her son.
Story headline should be, “My precious son couldn’t have added this nasty man to his friends list, he’s a good boy”
The top-secret document, obtained from NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, was published Wednesday by CBC News in collaboration with The Intercept. The document outlines a series of tactics that the NSA and its counterparts in the Five Eyes were working on during workshops held in Australia and Canada between November 2011 and February 2012.
The main purpose of the workshops was to find new ways to exploit smartphone technology for surveillance. The agencies used the Internet spying system XKEYSCORE to identify smartphone traffic flowing across Internet cables and then to track down smartphone connections to app marketplace servers operated by Samsung and Google. (Google declined to comment for this story. Samsung said it would not be commenting “at this time.”)
Yes. Trust the government. Yes. According to the article, the government wanted to do this to prevent any type of “Arab Spring” happening in the western world. This here is what oppressive government do. Funny how these devices that where meant to free us and make life better are now simply tools for our government to monitor what we say, what we do and where we go.
So how can you combat this bullshit? Install a ROM like Cyanogen that gives you control over you phone. It will help a little, but with the meta-data laws in affect now, we are all pretty much fucked.
The federal Labor party is expected to back a bill before parliament that would result in the blocking of websites facilitating piracy, Fairfax Media understands, but only if certain safeguards are agreed to by the Abbott government.
The Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Bill 2015, currently being scrutinised by a parliamentary committee, would require ISPs — such as Telstra, Optus and iiNet — to block access to websites a judge deems to have the primary purpose of infringing copyright.
The websites identified to be blocked would be brought to a judge by a rights holder concerned its copyright has been infringed. Sites likely to be blocked include The Pirate Bay and KickassTorrents, which allow people to download and share movies and TV shows illicitly.
An Australian company is about to start growing and exporting medicinal cannabis from the self-governing Australian territory of Norfolk Island.
AusCann Group Holdings has struck a landmark deal with the Norfolk Island government to grow a high-grade medicinal strain of cannabis from November. It intends to export its entire first crop to Canada by the middle of next year.
An initial one tonne of cannabis will be grown from a protected two-hectare site with production forecast to increase to 10 tonnes by 2018.
iiNet is working with a law firm to provide pro-bono legal services to customers alleged to have downloaded an infringing copy of Dallas Buyers Club and will soon get a letter in the mail from the studio behind the film.
In April, Justice Nye Perram ordered iiNet, Dodo, and four other ISPs to hand over the details of account holders associated with 4,726 IP addresses alleged to have downloaded Dallas Buyers Club over peer-to-peer services between April 2, 2014 and May 27, 2014, but with a catch: Voltage would need to pay the costs for the ISPs, and the court must see a draft of the letters to be sent out to customers before any details would be handed over.
A Spanish company called Vortex Bladeless has produced a wind turbine that takes advantage of the vortices produced when wind moves around an obstacle.
If you put any object in the path of the wind, it will create an undulating vortex behind the barrier. This is a problem that has plagued engineers for years: bridges have fallen due to wind eddies.
Vortex Bladeless engineers have designed their turbine to take advantage of this vortex. The thin, cone-shaped turbine is made of carbon fiber and fiberglass with the motor at the bottom instead of the top (like traditional turbines) to improve sturdiness. The design ensures that the wind’s vortex spins synchronously along the entire cone. “The swirls have to work together to achieve good performance,” Villarreal explains. There is also a ring of magnets at the base of the cone that give the rotations a boost regardless of wind speed.
During the spring of 2005 several large TV-torrent sites were knocked offline, leaving a gaping void that was soonfilled by a new torrent distribution group, EZTV.
For a decade EZTV has been one of the leading TV distribution groups. It turned into one of the most visited torrent sites, but today this run comes to an end.
Facing a hostile takeover the group’s founder and main operator NovaKing has called it quits.
Initially it remained vague how EZTV’s demise came to be, not least because NovaKing could not be reached. However, with help from several EZTV staffers including sladinki007 we can now explain what happened.
I KNEW there was trouble in paradise the instant I took my son’s iPad off him while he was playing Minecraft. He’d ignored me three times when I’d told him to put it down and come eat dinner.
Like a werewolf right on the strike of midnight, my seven-year-old transformed. He clenched his jaw, turned his hands into claws and came at me kicking and scratching and even trying bite me, like he hadn’t done since he was two.
“Don’t you know I was building a fortress?” he shrieked.
News limited shit. So be warned.