‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

BAKERSFIELD, CA—In the hours following a violent rampage in California in which a lone attacker killed six individuals, including himself, citizens living in the only country where this kind of mass killing routinely occurs reportedly concluded Thursday that there was no way to prevent the massacre from taking place.… Read more…

Source: ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

Science Shows Green Lasers Might Be More Than You Bargained For | Hackaday

Holy crap – green lasers emitting half (or less) of their power on the invisible IR spectrum.

Like a purpose built blinding device. (emphasis mine)

He explains that the paradox of an ostensibly monochromatic source emitting two distinct wavelengths comes from the IR laser at the heart of the diode-pumped solid state (DPSS) laser inside the pointer. The process is only about 48% efficient, meaning that IR leaks out along with the green light. The better quality DPSS laser pointers include a quality IR filter to remove it; cheaper ones often fail to include this essential safety feature.

…and part two:

via Science Shows Green Lasers Might Be More Than You Bargained For | Hackaday

God’s Lonely Programmer – Motherboard

RIP Terry Davis

The words pour out on TempleOS.org, a torrent of verified random numbers, news links, YouTube videos, and scriptural exegesis. It’s the dense work of a single, restless mind writing ceaselessly without an audience.

After two months of emails and phone conversations, I know more than when I began; specifically, I’ve accumulated more raw data, more facts about his life and experience. But I suspect I’ve only sketched a shadow. The full reality remains unreachable, an irreducible mystery.

via God’s Lonely Programmer – Motherboard

Oliver later testified that he fired at the car because he saw it creeping toward his partner, Officer Tyler Gross, and he believed Gross’s life was in danger. Gross, however, testified that he didn’t fear for his life.

And body cam footage contradicted Oliver’s account. When he opened fire, the vehicle was driving away from him.