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Feed Engadget: Thor Shield ensures you can't tase me, bro! (

Filed under: Wearables

So Point Blank Solutions, Inc. and G Consulting apparently went right ahead despite the existing patent app and came up with an anti-Taser material called Thor Shield, which weighs two ounces per square foot and can be integrated into anything from a flak jacket to gloves (pictured) to a standard issue t-shirt. We totally can't wait to wear our hilarious / ironic Thor Shielded Threadless shirts to the next G8 summit, yo.

[Via Danger Room]

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Submission + - "Keep her in it, so we can win it" ( 3

anonymous coward writes: Rush Limbaugh, appearing on Fox News with Ann Coulter, made clear that he was intending to raise money for Hillary Clinton's campaign because, get this: "The reason I'm raising money for Hillary is because, apparently, my party, the Republican party, is relying on fear and loathing of Hillary to unite the party," Limbaugh said. Truly, a sentence the Republican Party should have to live down from now until the end of time, specifically, the "my party, the Republican party, is relying on fear and loathing" part.

        Also from the article,"Speaking on his daily radio show Thursday, just after Romney announced the end of his campaign, Limbaugh said he was "dead serious about considering" soliciting Clinton donations from his listeners. He worried that she was in danger of losing the nomination to Barack Obama, who doesn't inspire the same fervent rage among GOP voters. The Clinton campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

"Here's the slogan" for the fundraiser, he said: "Keep her in it, so we can win it." "


Combat Pilots May Get Viagra Screenshot-sm 5

Israel is considering giving its combat pilots Viagra to improve their performance in the air. A study by Israeli doctors of mountain climbers in Africa found a correlation between erectile dysfunction drugs and improved performance in high altitudes. It looks like this already tough job is about to get a lot harder.

Quarter of Brits Think Churchill Was Myth 3

Just so you don't think Americans are the only people who have no clue when it comes to their history, a recent survey found a fair number of British people believe that Churchill, Charles Dickens, and Mahatma Gandhi were fictional characters. Who made the "real people" list? Over half the people asked thought Sherlock Holmes was real. Many people were surprised to find out that The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was not a documentary.

Submission + - Scientology Protests Planned Sunday 7

Anonymous writes: Around the world this Sunday, February 10th, there will be protests taking place at Scientology centers. The effort, started originally as a response to the DMCA-based removal of the Tom Cruise Propaganda Video, has grown to a surprising scale. After issuing a "declaration of war", anonymous, effectively a random collection of many different people online, has organized a day of protest on the 10th. Any and all are welcome to attend these protests — their goal is simply to educate the public on the practices of the "Church" of Scientology. Given Slashdots' History with Scientology, we hope you will join us in this. Read on for more details...

Since the sites being used to organize these events could probably not cope with the raw volume of Slashdot, I will outline the expectations and a few guidelines for these protests here. Also included below is a list of locations currently planned.

Protest Guidelines
  • This must be a non-violent, non-obtrusive protest. No loud chanting, no loud anything. Our goal is educating the public, and getting media attention on this issue.
  • Depending on local laws, cover your face in some fashion (Each location is doing something different). Scientologists have been noted at earlier rallies taking pictures of people and following them after the event. They WILL target you if you are not anonymous.
  • Be wary of other protesters. It is expected that Scientologists will be posing as anonymous to attempt to infiltrate the events. Distance yourself from any protester making a scene.
  • Bring your own flyers or signs. Again, check local laws about such things.
  • Be educated — see Operation Clambake for more information. Specifically good things to know about: Operation Snow White, Paulette Cooper, and Lisa McPherson for whom the date was chosen.
  • Be clear that we are not attacking the religion, or the free expression of it, but we are attacking the litigious and aggressive nature of the church and its leadership.
Each protest is expected to start at 11am local time, and generally run until 6pm, unless specifically stated. For the larger cities, expectations are running in the 100-300 people range, and smaller cities in the dozens. All of these locations have confirmed protests taking place. Please get on IRC —, and find the appropriate channel for more information about your specific city. Start in the channels #irl, #xenu and #v or try your city or country name. For the larger cities, you can just show up — smaller cities, you should probably check on IRC first. I apologize for the vague copying of details for some of the non-english locations, since I had a hard time making sense of some languages.
  • United States
    • Arizona, Phoenix — 4045 N 7th St
    • Arizona, Tuscon — 1703 E Fort Lowell Rd (10AM)
    • California, San Francisco — 701 Montgomery St
    • California, Los Angeles — 4810 W Sunset Blvd @ L. Ron Hubbard Way
    • California, Santa Rosa — 440 S E St
    • California, Sacramento — 825 15th Street
    • California, Berkley — 63 Shattuck Sq
    • California, San Diego — 1330 4th Ave (Noon)
    • California, Santa Barbara — 534 State Street
    • California, San Jose — 1865 Lundy Ave
    • Colorado, Denver — 1021 Pearl St
    • Connecticut, New Haven — 909 Whalley Ave
    • Florida, Miami — 120 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables
    • Florida, Tampa Bay/Clearwater — Meet up at Coachman Park, 301 Drew Street.
    • Florida, Orlando — 1830 E Colonial Dr
    • Georgia, Atlanta — 4480 N Shallowford Rd Dunwoody (1 PM)
    • Hawaii, Honolulu — 33 S King St
    • Illinois, Chicago — 3000 N. Lincoln Ave (Meeting at S&G Resturant)
    • Indiana, Indianapolis — 6451 Rockville Rd
    • Kansas, Wichita — 3705 E. Douglas Avenue
    • Kentucky, Louisville — 1277 Bardstown Rd
    • Massachusetts, Boston — 448 Beacon Street (Noon)
    • Michigan, Detroit — 28000 Middlebelt Road, Farmington Hills
    • Michigan, Battle Creek — 66 Michigan Ave E
    • Minnesota, Minneapolis — 1011 Nicollet Mall
    • Missouri, Kansas City — 39th & Main
    • Missouri, St. Louis — 6901 Delmar Boulevard University City (10:30AM)
    • Nevada, Las Vegas — Meetup at Marie Callanders (Noon)
    • New Mexico, Albuquerque — 1319 San Pedro Dr Ne Albuquerque
    • New York, New York — 227 West 46th Street
    • New York, Albany — 2021 Western Ave
    • New York, Buffalo — 836 Main Street
    • New York, Hicksville — 64 Bethpage Rd
    • North Carolina, Charlotte — Corner of N. Tryon and Trade St.
    • Ohio, Cincinnati — 215 West 4th Street
    • Ohio, Cleveland — 6607 Pearl Road Parma Heights
    • Ohio, Columbus — Meet at Starbucks @ 10 W Broad St #120
    • Oregon, Portland — 709 SW Salmon St
    • Pennsylvania, Philadelphia — 1315 Race Street
    • Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh — 1906 E Carson St
    • Tennessee, Nashville — Meet at Café Coco, 210 Louise Avenue
    • Tennessee, Memphis — Central near Lamar
    • Texas, San Antonio — 3518 Broadway St
    • Texas, Austin — 2200 Guadalupe St
    • Texas, Houston — Meet at Starbucks, 8821 Westheimer Rd (12:30PM)
    • Texas, Dallas — 1850 N Buckner Blvd
    • Texas, Harlingen — 4301 West Business 83
    • Utah, Salt Lake City — 353 East 400 South (Noon)
    • Washington, Seattle — Meet at Pike's Place Market Parking Lot (2nd and Pike) (9:30AM)
    • Wisconsin, Milwaukee — 6806 W Wedgewood Dr
    • Virginia, Richmond — Cary Street & Nansemond St
    • Washington DC — 1701 20th Street NW
  • Canada
    • Kitchener, ON — 159 King W
    • Quebec City, QC — 1996 1st Avenue
    • Vancouver, BC — 401 Hastings Street West
    • Toronto, ON — 696 Yonge Street
    • Ottawa, ON — 203-150 Rideau Street
    • Montreal, QC — 4489 Papineau Street
    • Calgary, AB — 824C Edmonton Tr NE
    • Winterpeg, MB — 315 Garry Street
    • Edmonton, AB — Churchill Square (10:10AM)
    • Halifax, NS — 3441 Dutch Village Road
  • Europe
    • UK, London — 146 Queen Victoria Street
    • UK, Belfast — 121 Great Victoria St.
    • UK, Bermingham — 8 Ethel Street
    • UK, Manchester — 258 Deansgate
    • UK, Edinburgh — 20-23 South Bridge
    • UK, Newcastle/Sunderland — 51 Fawcett Street Sunderland
    • UK, Plymouth — 41 Ebrington Street
    • Ireland, Dublin — 62/63 Middle Abbey Street (Noon GMT)
    • Germany, Hamburg — Domstrasse 9 D-20095
    • Germany, Berlin — Otto-Suhr-Allee 30-34
    • Germany, Duesseldorf — Friedrichstrasse 28B
    • France, Paris — 7, Rue Jules César
    • Norway, Oslo — "Scientologikirken i Norge Karl Johans Gate 12J 0154 Oslo" (Noon)
    • Stockholm, Sweden — "Upplägg Stockholm, Scientologi-kyrkan i Stockholm, Månskärsvägen 10, 141 75 KUNGENS KURVA"
    • Göteborg, Sweden — "Scientologikyrkan i Göteborg, Drottninggatan 35, GÖTEBORG"
    • Malmö, Sweden — "Scientologi-kyrkan i Malmö , Porslinsg. 3 , 211 32 MALMÖ"
    • Amsterdam, Netherlands — "Amsterdam CS, Burger King" (1PM)
    • Vienna, Austria — "Capistrangasse 4 (Seitengasse der Mariahilferstraße zwischen Museumsquartier und Neubaugasse.) A-1070 Wien"
    • Zuerich, Switzerland — "Tramstation Siemens (3)"
    • Brussels, Belgium — Rue de la Loi 91 / Wetstraat 91
    • Lisbon, Portugal — "R. Dos Correeiros, N. 205 — 3A, 1100 Lisbon"
    • Copenhagen, Denmark — Jernbanegade 6 1608 Copenhagen V (Nearby the "Palads" Cinema)
    • Rome, Italy — Via del Caravita, 5
  • Oceania and the rest of the world
    • Australia, Sydney — 201 Castlereagh St, Meet in Hyde Park near the fountain
    • Australia, Melbourne — Russell St & Flinders Lane
    • Australia, Adelaide — 18 Waymouth St
    • Australia, Perth — 106-108 Murray Street
    • New Zealand, Auckland — Westfield Plaza, Queen St, Customs St intersection
    • New Zealand, Christchurch — Cashel street mall, cashel street, high street corner
    • Argentina, Buenos Aires — "Ayacucho 1050 (esquina Santa Fé), Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires"
    • Israel, Tel Aviv — 12 Shontzion Street
Please join us in protesting Scientology! We need to bring the activities of the organization into the public eye!

Note to the Editor: please post this, if you will, sometime near the beginning of the day or a high-traffic time. Damn that list took a while to compile.

Yes, You Can Haz Punitive Damages 3

JusticeLink, a multi-jurisdictional court computer system, will be rolled out in New South Wales over the next 12 months. Attorneys will log in to a bulletin board and type their arguments, which would then be sent to a judge by email. Justice should be swift, so judges make rulings in real time. I'm interested to see what sort of jail time swapping scams the Nigerian spammers come up with.

You're Too Fat to Eat Here 7

Mississippi legislators have introduced a bill that would make it illegal for state licensed restaurants to serve obese patrons. The work of Republicans W. T. Mayhall Jr., John Read, and Democrat Bobby Shows, the bill proposes that the state's Department of Health establish weight criteria after consultation with Mississippi's Council on Obesity. Some in the Mississippi legislature worry that the new law would be too draconian in nature, not making allowances for the chunky, thick, husky or big boned.

Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.