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Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by lwien, Nov 7, 2013.

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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    German police confiscate thousands of Trump-shaped ecstasy pills
    Two Austrians were arrested after police pulled five bags filled to the brim with carrot-colored ecstasy pills made in the likeness of President Trump.

    During a traffic stop over the weekend, highway police in the northwestern German city of Osnabrück uncovered thousands of ecstasy pills made in the likeness of Trump's head. His last name is also written on the reverse side.
     
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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    The science was settled!

    http://marginalizingmorons.blogspot.com/2009/05/more-on-phrenology.html
    Speaks of the Nazi attempts at phrenology. Saying:
    Phrenology is a discredited science of yesteryear.

    It asserted that "....the personality traits of a person were determined by 'reading' bumps and fissures in the skull."

    These quacks literallly mapped the brain and hailed it as science!
    Modernly:
    https://www.theguardian.com/technol...intelligence-face-recognition-michal-kosinski
    Voters have a right to keep their political beliefs private. But according to some researchers, it won’t be long before a computer program can accurately guess whether people are liberal or conservative in an instant. All that will be needed are photos of their faces.

    Michal Kosinski – the Stanford University professor who went viral last week for research suggesting that artificial intelligence (AI) can detect whether people are gay or straight based on photos – said sexual orientation was just one of many characteristics that algorithms would be able to predict through facial recognition.

    Using photos, AI will be able to identify people’s political views, whether they have high IQs, whether they are predisposed to criminal behavior, whether they have specific personality traits and many other private, personal details that could carry huge social consequences, he said.​
     
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    Santa found dead

    The tomb belonging to Saint Nicholas — the original Santa Claus — may have just been discovered under an ancient church in Demre in southern Turkey, according to archaeologists.
     
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    macbill Gregarious Misanthrope

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    Objection your honor! Badgering the witness :lmao:
     
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    There was one like this about 30 years ago in Red Deer, I think, where essentially the whole wedding went to jail for the night.
     
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    Arizona police chief asks the public if they’ve seen his handgun after he left it in a library and didn’t realize it was missing for FOUR days

    A red-faced Arizona police chief has asked the public if they can help find his handgun after he left it in a public library.
    Astonishingly, Prescott Valley Police Chief Bryan Jarrell said yesterday he didn't realize it was missing until four days later.

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    Churches offer marijuana to members, feature pot-smoking Jesus in ads

    Two churches in San Jose that offer its members marijuana are being scrutinized by the city. Authorities say the churches are fronts for illegal dispensaries.
     
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    LaVar Ball Pulls Son From UCLA to Prepare for NBA Draft
    “He wasn’t punished this bad in China.” That’s how the outspoken basketball dad explained his decision to withdraw his son LiAngelo from school without playing a single game. The middle Ball brother was given an indefinite suspension as punishment for being caught shoplifting in China while traveling for an exhibition game. Now youngest Ball brother LaMelo’s verbal commitment to attend UCLA in two years is under scrutiny. LaVar said LiAngelo won’t transfer to another school: Instead he’ll focus on the June 2018 NBA draft.

    http://www.ozy.com/presidential-daily-brief/pdb-82569/college-dropout-82577
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    WTF is dad talking about????

    China would have put him in a hell-hole prison for many years, without the political intervention that saved his ass.
    Waa , waa, waa, you crybabies.
     
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    YouTuber discovers that cementing your head into a microwave is a bad idea
    There have been a fair share of trendy, destructive social media “challenges” on YouTube over the years: The “Cinnamon Challenge,” the “24 Hour Polar Plunge Challenge” and, at one point in 2014, the “Fire Challenge,” where — that’s right — you set yourself on fire.

    But after a British YouTube prankster’s stunt went so badly Wednesday he required a fire brigade rescue, it seems unlikely the “Cement-Your-Head-In-A-Microwave Challenge” will gain any traction.

     
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