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Why Would Anyone Want to Be a Cop?

Pretty soon, police departments nationwide will have to lower their hiring standards, increase salaries and benefits, and put a lot more money into marketing for new hires, because the men and women who would usually be candidates for law enforcement careers will choose another path.<p>Becoming a …

Watch ‘Sunshine of Your Love’ From All-Star Jack Bruce Tribute Concert

One day before the one-year anniversary of Jack Bruce’s death, a collection of the Cream bassist’s friends, family and fellow band mates – including …

Oregon shooter's dad: 'That's what guns are, the killers'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The father of the Roseburg, Oregon, shooter said he doesn't know where his son got his weapons, and he declined to comment much on his son's mental state, but he was quick to say what he thought was to blame in the deadly college attack: Guns.<p>Who were the victims?<p>Ian Mercer, during an …

Courtney Barnett Shares Animated Video For "Dead Fox"

Courtney Barnett has shared a new video for her <i>Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit</i> song "Dead Fox". Directed and animated by Rory Kerr and Paul Ruttledg, it features a cigarette-smoking fox who has trouble avoiding obstacles in the road-- there's also an animated picture of …

A Fish With Cancer Raises Questions About Health Of Susquehanna River

Late last year, an angler caught a smallmouth bass in the Susquehanna River near Duncannon, Pa. That fish, officials from the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission said this week, had a malignant tumor. It's the first time this type of tumor has been found on a smallmouth bass in the river, the …

John McCain Stands By Calling Protesters 'Low-Life Scum': 'I Think They're Terrible People'

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said Sunday that he will not apologize for calling protesters "low-life scum" at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing earlier this week.<p>"I think they're terrible people," McCain said of Code Pink, the women-led grassroots peace and social justice group that protested …

Protest

Millions of cars tracked across US in 'massive' real-time spying program

American Civil Liberties Union warns scanning of license plates by Drug Enforcement Agency is building a repository of all drivers’ movements<p>The United States government is tracking the movement of vehicles around the country in a clandestine intelligence-gathering programme that has been condemned …

Is internet addiction real?

The stories are numerous, yet extreme, and thus widely covered. You’ve probably heard at least a few.<p>In South Korea, one couple was so committed to …

This Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Has Spent $300,000 On 'Smart Drugs'

Founders like Dave Asprey, a 41-year-old Californian, chug fistfuls of pills every morning in the hopes that these supplements will give them a competitive edge in an already competitive market, reports CNN.<p>The drug cocktail Asprey takes is a mix of "smart drugs" meant to increase brain function …

Silicon Valley

The Pirate Bay set to return on 1 February

Notorious piracy site taken offline by Swedish police raid hints rise from the ashes with phoenix<p>Pirate Bay’s revival seems certain after the torrent site has started to display a logo of phoenix with a timer counting down to 1 February.<p>The timer was unveiled last week along with a revived but …

Battleships

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

The Internet will vanish, says Google's Eric Schmidt

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Digitally speaking, we're not even plodding along yet.<p>Why, AT&T is throttling my data this month and my phone still won't work too well in half of California's Wine Country.<p>However, Eric Schmidt, Google's …

Go Behind the Scenes of Skrillex’s Once-in-a-Lifetime Bonnaroo Superjam

Last year’s Bonnaroo featured headlining performances from Kanye West, Lionel Ritchie, Jack White and Elton John, but one of the festival’s big …

'Jew Tax' a Warning to All

Last August, I wrote bluntly on The Huffington Post about the "Jew Tax;" that's what I called the portion of my synagogue dues going for surveillance cameras, alarms and a security guard. Now, in the wake of the recent massacres in France, taxpayers in all Western nations find themselves facing a …

'Groundhog Day' student trapped in bizarre déjà vu time loop for 8 years

A 23-year-old British man has become the victim one of the strangest cases of déjà vu ever recorded in medical history<p>A student was forced to drop out of university after a bizarre case of chronic déjà vu left him unable to lead a normal life.<p>The 23-year-old even stopped watching TV, listening to …

Be My Eyes App Brings Help to the Blind and Visually Impaired

Connecting the blind to sighted volunteers<p>Checking the expiration date on a carton of milk. Reading the label on a can in the kitchen cupboard. Such mundane tasks pose challenges for the estimated 39 million people around the world who are blind — and the millions more with visual impairments.<p>A new …

App Store

The Creator Of Linux Has An Attitude And A Foul Mouth, And People Are Angry At Him (Again)

But he regularly inflicts it on others.<p>Imposter Syndrome is the nagging fear that everyone is really better than you, and it drives many a programmer crazy.<p>The combination of his offbeat sense of humor, his confrontational style, and his major potty mouth has made a lot of people angry at him.<p>He'll …

Linux

New Version of Free Google Translate Lets You Translate Using Camera

On Wednesday Google released a new version of <b>Google Translate (free)</b> in the App Store that has some great new features. Most importantly, it now includes Word Lens: you can point your camera at some text in a foreign language, and the translated text will instantly overlay the image on your screen. …

Google

David Cameron in 'cloud cuckoo land' over encrypted messaging apps ban

David Cameron is “living in cloud cuckoo land” when he suggests a new Tory government would ban messaging apps that use encryption, security experts have told the Guardian.<p>The prime minister has pledged anti-terror laws to give the security services the ability to read encrypted communications in …

Privacy

More Americans Are Putting Off Medical Treatments Because They Can't Afford Them

A new Gallup poll released Friday found that about one in three Americans say they have put off treatment for themselves or a family member because of cost—the highest rate recorded in Gallup's history.<p>Gallup said that about 38 percent of middle class people with a household income of between …

Health Care

Apple's iOS Has Once Again Decimated Android When It Comes To Data That Matters

Adobe, which is tracking online shopping, reports the following: "iOS users drove four times as much mobile sales revenue as Android users, 79 and 21 percent respectively."<p>IBM's data produced similar findings:<p><b>iOS vs. Android:</b> iOS once again led the way in mobile shopping this holiday season, …

Apps

The Ten Most Anticipated New Cars Of 2014

2013 was a great year for car nuts, and we already know what's going to keep you excited in 2014. Here are the ten we're all most anxiously awaiting. …

Fox News’ 5 worst moments of 2013

<b>Megyn Kelly (AP/Richard Drew/Salon)</b><p>It was another banner year for Rupert Murdoch’s propaganda shop. Here are the most cringeworthy moments<p>Elias Isquith<p>December 26, 2013 6:00pm (UTC)<p>Along with death and taxes, Fox News is one of the few things we can depend on in this world. Just as the sun rises …

The lie that won’t die: “We don’t know enough about marijuana!”

<b>(AP/Ed Andrieski)</b><p>Drug warriors insist we still don’t know enough about its possible therapeutic properties. It’s simply not true<p>Paul Armentano<p>December 26, 2013 11:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Speaking recently with the <i>Los Angeles Times</i>, UCLA professor and former Washington …