Keine Wellness für rechten Politiker

Dass Hotels und Fluggesellschaften mitunter einen robusten und mehr als fragwürdigen Umgang mit Minderheiten pflegen, kann man fast täglich in der Zeitung lesen. Vor allem Behinderte werden gern mal als Gäste zweiter Klasse behandelt – auch aus Sorge vor Beschwerden “normaler” Reisender. Es kann aber auch Menschen treffen, die zumindest äußerlich eher unauffällig sein dürften. So etwa den Vorsitzenden der NPD. Dem erteilte ein Hotel Hausverbot, als er zu einem von seiner Frau gebuchten Wellness-[…]

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Remember those faster-than-light neutrinos? Great, now forget ’em

A week ago the world went wild over CERN’s tentative claim that it could make neutrinos travel faster than light. Suddenly, intergalactic tourism and day trips to the real Jurassic Park were back on the menu, despite everything Einstein said. Now, however, a team of scientists at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands reckons it’s come up with a more plausible (and disappointing) explanation of what happened: the GPS satellites used to measure the departure and arrival times of the racin[…]

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Facebook Sued For Violating Wiretap Laws

An anonymous reader writes “Facebook is being sued in multiple states for tracking its users even after they logged out of the service. All the lawsuits allege the company violated federal wiretap laws. The most recent lawsuit, filed by a Mississippi woman, says: ‘Leading up to September 23, 2011, Facebook tracked, collected, and stored its users’ wire or electronic communications, including but not limited to portions of their internet browsing history even when the users were not logged-in to […]

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Würg!

Dieter Thomas Heck, der unverwüstliche Showmaster, hat, um seine Biografie zu promoten, zum wiederholten Mal enthüllt, wie er beinahe seine erste, alkoholkranke Frau umgebracht hätte. Deshalb heute ausnahmsweise einmal eine völlig unpolitische Anekdote: Ich war in meiner Zeit als Chefredakteur von “Bild am Sonntag” mit Heck im “Fischereihafen-Restaurant”  in Hamburg zum Abendessen verabredet, wir hatten unsere Frauen dabei. Zwischen dem ersten und zweiten Gang erzählte Heck die Geschichte, wie e[…]

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Leonardo DiCaprio To Play Alan Turing?

mikejuk writes “2012 is the one hundredth anniversary of Alan Turing’s birth, with many celebration events being planned around the world. This week Warner Bros outbid other companies for the script of a biopic based on Turing’s life. The script for The Imitation Game, by first-time screenwriter Graham Moore and based in turn on the biography by Andrew Hodges, Alan Turing: The Enigma, was snapped up by Warner Bros in a 7-figure deal. Right now the leading candidate to portray Turing is Leonardo DiCaprio.” Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Burglars Tip Off Police About Bigger Crime

I find this fascinating: A central California man has been arrested for possession of child pornography, thanks to a tip from burglars who robbed the man’s property, authorities said. I am reminded of the UK story of a burglar finding some military secrets on a laptop — or perhaps a USB drive — that he stole, and returning them with a comment that was something like: “I’m a crook; I’m not a bloody traitor.”

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Saddam Hussein Doppelgänger escapses Porn-Kidnappers

Ein ägyptischer Saddam Hussein-Doppelgänger ist Entführern entwischt, die ihn dazu zwingen wollten, einen Porno zu drehen. An Egyptian man was severely beaten after an Iraqi gang tried to kidnap and force him to film pornographic videos because of his astonishing resemblance to former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein. Mohamed Bishr says he was on his way on Sunday to a café in the bustling downtown area of Egypt’s second city of Alexandria when three men wearing black suits tried to force him into[…]

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