Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Police and the use of Lethal Force in US

These are select posts starting from specific queries on NCJRS and NIJ websites pertaining to use of deadly force in police activity. I wasted some time a few days ago reading random stuff on the internet today. Now you can also waste your time this way:

This paper discusses use of non-lethal device use
https://www.ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/grants/237965.pdf (PDF download in new window)

Other areas with information: http://nij.gov/

On a slightly related note here is a research paper that discusses some (SC) assumptions about traffic stops.
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/jbs/Criminal%20Procedure%20in%20American%20Society/OfficersAssaulted.pdf (PDF download in new window)

#ferguson #NMOS14 #Iftheygunnedmedown #moredata

Monday, June 30, 2014

How to earn $5 starbucks card with little effort

How to earn a $5 Starbucks rewards for little extra effort than to sign up for a Bing Rewards Account.

Microsoft's search engine Bing - which shows beautiful pictures everyday - regularly gives users rewards for using Bing to search the web. One of those rewards is a $ 5 Starbucks gift card that you get for every 500 points you accumulate by searching. You get it for as low as 475 points once you gain Gold status.

Sign is very simple: Visit BING from here and sign for the account, you can even use facebook connect to sign up. After you sign up, set Bing to be default search engine in your browser.

In Internet Explorer, Bing is the default search engine, but you do need to sign up for the Account first.
If you are using Chrome, type chrome://settings/   in the browser address bar.

Towards the middle/bottom of the settings page you can pull down and change the setting for Omnibox search settings. (this is for direct search from the location bar in Chrome).

In Firefox, set your default search box to Bing as well as go and change your Homepage to Bing by clicking on the Settings button (top right corner), then going to Options then Choosing the General tab.

Happy searching and quick earnings to your rewards!!

If you have any additional tips or comments, please mention in the Comments bar below. Thank you.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Just for fun. All copyrights belong to original owners.
Cute squids off the coast

After feasting on unsuspecting humans!!

Friday, April 05, 2013

Facebook Kitchen, Living Room and Yes, Bedroom and Bathroom too

By now, you have probably heard about Facebook Home and how it is more than an app, different from a phone but something that will completely integrate facebook into your life. Or is that, give you life some time while facebook becomes the soul?

Anyhow, not content with just introducing Home, facebook did allow developers to introduced other user-built app environments that will work with your facebook controlled google glass/knockoff. These include

Facebook Wakeup: These are glasses or contacts that you have put on when you get up in the morning to be able to see anything around you. Otherwise everything around you will be a dark blue color, like drenched in octopus ink. All the following apps will run on this device as you switch from room to room.

Facebook Kitchen: In simple terms, this is the app/device that will tell you what to cook or what to eat. It will peek into your pantry and refrigerator and make sure you go to the store or order online with facebook ad partners to buy those necessary groceries or (if over 21) that bottle of wine.

Facebook Living Room: It will show you previews of upcoming shows and events and also take over the job of "Liking" your favorite sports channel or cooking shows etc. Using your credit card, it will also know when to order coke/beer/nachos/subway/pizza etc for you.

Facebook Bedroom: Ahem, well it will order different items and services based on its algorithms. This might include orders of aspirin for headaches.

Facebook Bathroom: From the basic stuff like restocking toilet paper orders, to toothbrush renewals based on visual analysis, this app can stare and various things