Daily Archives: October 14, 2016

Public Masturbation Now Ruled LEGAL in Sweden

Man and woman drop their bathing suits at the beach.
Man and woman drop their bathing suits at the beach.

As long as you aren’t “targeting” a specific person, the Södertörn District Court of Sweden has now ruled that public masturbation is perfectly legal.

The verdict stems from the June, 6th arrest of a 65-year-old man who took off his shorts and began masturbating at a beach near Stockholm.

Not to soil the beach, he says in his defense that he was directing himself towards the ocean.

Initially, the man was charged with sexual assault, but was acquitted last week.

The prosecutor reluctantly agreed. Since the man was looking out into the ocean, the charge did not apply, according to the judge.

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A French Company is Suing Apple To Open the iPhone To Rival Browsing Engines

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How car company marketing initiatives made “jaywalking” an offense against the law.

On the streets of early 20th Century America, nothing moved faster than 10 miles per hour. Responsible parents would tell their children, “Go outside, and play in the streets. All day.”

And then the automobile happened. And then automobiles began killing thousands of children, every year.

Much of the public viewed the car as a death machine. One newspaper cartoon even compared the car to Moloch, the god to whom the Ammonites supposedly sacrificed their children.

Pedestrian deaths were considered public tragedies. Cities held parades and built monuments in memory of children who had been struck and killed by cars. Mothers of children killed in the streets were given a special white star to honor their loss.

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The main cause for these deaths was that the rules of the street were vastly different than how they are today. A street functioned like a city park, or a pedestrian mall, where you could move in any direction without really thinking about it. The only moving hazards were animals and other people.

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How to find out answers which even Google doens’t know

Knowledge is power and one the best engines for gaining knowledge in today’s world is Google. The situation is that if you have any query, you just Google it! In good old days, when Google did not exist, if we had a question the best thing would be to look it up in an encyclopedia if you had one. Enterprising knowledge seekers would make a trip to the library but most of the ordinary folk would just accept ignorance.

That changed once Internet came into being and search engines proliferated. While many of them like Astalavista, Lycos, Ask Jeeves are already dead and Yahoo is close to dying, the only one left is Google and it is one of the best things that happened to the Internet.

However, there are some things in the world that even Google doesn’t know. In today’s world knowledge is power and if you don’t know something, you will find yourself without power, job and friends. Knowledge is job security. Knowledge is all and Google is the best source of attaining it.

So what do we do when Google can’t provide a satisfying answer?

Once in while you come across a query which is too new for Google to have indexed. Sometimes it happens that you can’t conjure up proper keywords for Google to throw up answers. Maybe you don’t even have enough information to conduct a Google search. Other times, the information is just too obscure or buried under too many other search results. And then there is the question of Google throwing up multiple conflicting answers for your query.

What do you do in such cases? The best place to turn is crowdsourcing–to ask large numbers of people for their knowledge, beliefs or opinions. The Internet is filled with good samaritans who are ready to give you proper and correct answers. You may have already experienced it first hand that the internet is “made out of people.” And many of them are eager to share their knowledge and ideas as volunteers, asking in return only participation in a community where everybody learns something.

While you can opt for Facebook, Twitter or Google+ for simple queries, they have their limits. If your query is a little complex, there are some platforms where you will get proper answers.

Here are some of the best websites where you can find answers to questions that even Google doesn’t know :

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