People hold a gathering to mourn victims of the Orlando mass shooting. — REUTERS
Sunday’s mass shooting in Orlando—the worst in this country’s history—re-introduced many people to the horrors of gun violence and homophobia. But for another group, it simply reaffirmed its belief that what we need is more guns.
Meet Pink Pistols, a gun rights group that wants to encourage LGBT people to carry arms. (“Armed queers don’t get bashed,” according to its “about” page.) Hours after Omar Mateen opened fire on a club full of people, killing 49 and wounding 53, Pink Pistols released a statement that said the group is “saddened,” but believes that blaming Mateen’s guns is “low-hanging fruit.”
As the news continues to emerge about the brutal radical Islamist terror attack responsible for slaying 49 people at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub, Chick-fil-A–a company often maligned by the LGBT community–has made a selfless gesture to comfort supporters of the victims of the terrorist act without seeking any publicity for it.
Without seeking the limelight, the fast food giant responded by bringing a large amount of free food and drinks to the local blood donation center that was taking blood donations for the dozens who were seriously injured in the attack.
The news of the fast food outlet’s actions were reported on Facebook by Tampa, Florida, attorney and radio show host Kevin Hayslett.
Hayslett took to his own Facebook page to note that the Chick-fil-A in Orlando opened on Sunday, prepared its inventory of food, and trucked it down to the One Blood donation center, where workers handed out the delectables to everyone who was donating blood to aid the victims.
The restaurant even handed out coupons for free items that could be redeemed later.
Hayslett also noted that the restaurant is not seeking publicity for its donations.
Do you have a folder full of first-party, preinstalled iOS apps that you don’t use? Sure, we all do. We’ve all learned to live with this folder over the years, even as more and more of these icons have slowly crept onto our phones.
Well, no longer—in iOS 10, many (though not quite all) of the built-in system apps can be deleted just like any other app. The complete list of apps that can be removed, per the Apple Support document:
Last year, the FCC introduced new regulations requiring router manufacturers to implement software security to limit the power output in specific 5GHz bands. Government regulations follow the laws of unintended consequences, and the immediate fear surrounding this new directive from the FCC was that WiFi router manufacturers would make the easiest engineering decision. These fears…
Since 2010, The Hive Winery, in Layton, Utah, has used local fruits and honey to create its award-winning fruit wines.
The Hive has also demonstrated a unique penchant for stinging the powers that be.
In a state where Mormonism dominates, The Hive produces two cherry wines, the polygamy-themed “SisterWives” and “Bishop’s Daughter,” the label of which shows a topless, tattooed blonde woman in a tub above an entreaty to “give this cherry a try!”
Recently, the winery decided to take on Utah’s Zion curtain, a mandatory “7-foot-2-inch opaque barrier that newer restaurants must have in bar areas so children [and anyone shorter than Greg Ostertag or Mark Eaton] can’t see alcoholic beverages being mixed or poured.”
The Zion curtain, which gets its name from Mormon scripture, “forces many restaurants to erect physical barriers between customers and bartenders,” I wrote last year. “The reasoning? Elected officials in Utah fear that ‘letting the public see drinks being prepared would lead to more alcohol sales and more alcohol consumption.'”
In an act reminiscent of anti-communist graffiti painted on the Berlin Wall, Jay Yahne, who owns The Hive, has turned the tool of state oppression, his winery’s unwelcome Zion curtain, into a canvas for bold protest against that oppression. In large type, themessage on Hive Winery’s Zion curtain says Utah’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is “Doing As Bishop Commands,” a reference to what he sees as the church’s entanglement with the state.
Have you ever wondered just how the touch screen on your cell phone, tablet, LED television, or any other device actually works? It is amazing to think that we can now issue commands to our devices with the touch of our hand and while this technology might seem new, it has actually been around since the 1960’s.
In fact, the technology behind the touch screen can actually traced right back to the 1940’s but it was only two decades later that it actually became feasible to use on a large scale.
ATMs have been using technology since 1965 which is when E.A. Johnson invented the first finger-driven touch screen that actually used the same capacitive touch mechanism that is still used in cell phones and other devices to this day.
Although there are other types of touch screen technology such as resistive touch or multi touch technology, capacitive touch technology is the one that is preferred for mass produced consumer products.
How is a Capacitive Touch Screen Made?
Today, a capacitive touch screen works through the use of an ITO touch film that is attached to the screen. This touch film is basically a semiconductor that has been printed out using semiconductor manufacturing methods such as roll to roll processing which uses a roll to roll evaporator system to create an electronic device on a flexible plastic.
A roll to roll evaporator system from industry leading manufacturers are able to mass produce ITO touch film that can be used on various devices such as smart phones, LCD or LED screens, tablets, and PC monitors.
Since then Facebook has switched to using the Model Clauses framework to allow data to continue to flow to the US. However, Schrems argues that this is no better as it still does not prevent his data being used for surveillance purposes.
The Us government has now asked the Irish High Court, where the new challenge is being heard, to be added as a member of the defence with Facebook.
During a PBS town hall meeting, president Obama was asked why he and Hillary want to control and restrict guns and ammunition to responsible gun owners. Obama’s response was the typical stock answer of rejecting the “notion” that anyone is hell-bent on taking away “folks’ guns”, yada yada.
However, as AllOutdoor notes, if you listen carefully to Obama’s full response, there is a comment Obama gives about knowing browser history that should sent everyone into a blind rage.
“I just came from a meeting, today, in the situation room, in which I’ve got people who we know have been on ISIL websites living here in the United States – US citizens. And we’re allowed to put them on the no fly list when it comes to airlines, but because of the National Rifle Association I cannot prohibit those people from buying guns!”
Based on browser history – pardon? What the president just confirmed is that someone from the government is noting everyone’s browsing history, determining which websites are not to be visited, and furthermore, if someone does visit the website for whatever reason they get put on a no fly list.