Facebook has created a new rule book that tells users the sort of content they can and can’t post on the site, including a ban on images of buttocks.
The social network has been criticized in the past for inconsistency when it comes to user-published content. While images of breastfeeding have been tightly clamped down on, videos of beheadings have made it onto news feeds on more than one occasion. Now, the social media hub has clarified its policies with a new Community Standards section of the website. This includes clarification that some nudity is allowed for artistic purposes, but images of genitals or buttocks will be taken down.
In other words kids, buttocks have been given the bums rush!
Well folks, since I sold solar systems here in Ontario, this article was of special interest to me!
Deserts and remote fields are popular spots for building vast arrays of solar panels, which generate dramatically more energy than individual homeowner rooftop installations. These areas are rich in sunlight while offering plenty of clear, flat land to work with. But what if we didn’t always have to go all the way out to these remote and potentially ecologically fragile areas? What if we could simply drive down the street and make use of the buildings and lands in areas we’ve already developed?
A new study suggests that such a strategy could work in a state like California, which is working aggressively to boost its renewable energy use. And it could provide a lot of power. There’s enough space suitable for solar power on or near land that humans occupy in the state to power three to five of today’s California’s, researchers report in Nature Climate Change today.
Justin Bieber finally got his Comedy Central roast over the weekend which Seth Rogen did not show up for and from almost every account was a blatant PR stunt with a few zingers until Hannibal Burress literally stopped making jokes and took a shit on the whole thing. Via Gawker:
“They say that you roast the ones you love, but I don’t like you at all, man. I’m just here because it’s a real good opportunity for me. Actually, you should thank me for participating in this extremely transparent attempt to be more likable in the public eye. And I hope it doesn’t work.”
And another note from Gawker:
Last fall, a sixth-grader in Virginia was suspended for 364 days and charged with possession of an illicit drug, punishment for violating his school’s drug policy. His crime? Having a leaf in his backpack that looked like, but conclusively wasn’t, marijuana.
According to the boy’s parents, the trouble began last September when officials at Bedford Middle School searched their 11-year-old son’s bag based on a tip from other students. Inside, they found a lighter and the offending foliage, a single crumpled leaf.
Their son was soon suspended for “possession of marijuana,” a charge he also faced in juvenile court. However, when the boy’s court date finally came in November, his parents learned the leaf had tested negative for marijuana three separate times.
“The field test came back not inconclusive, but negative,” the parents’ lawyer told The Roanoke Times. “Yet [the school’s police officer] went to a magistrate and swore he possessed marijuana at school.”
The court charge was then dropped, but the boy’s suspension remained, the school’s operations chief reportedly saying, “The court system and the school system were two different entities.”
According to the school board’s attorney, the school’s anti-drug policy treats possession of real drugs and “imitation” drugs—such as a cannabis-like Japanese maple leaf—the same, telling The Roanoke Times, “It’s the same punishment and exactly the same result.”
In the meantime, the boy’s parents have filed a lawsuit for malicious prosecution and violation of due process, seeking unspecified damages. “We intend to see what a jury would say about that,” the parents’ attorney said.
And Finally:
A powdered form of alcohol called Palcohol is now approved for sale in the United States, but how safe is this product?
Some health experts say they are concerned that powered alcohol could be abused by minors, or could be more easily more easily hidden and consumed in places where people are not allowed to have alcohol. But others argue that there is no reason the drug would be more hazardous than liquid alcohol.
On Tuesday, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau approved Palcohol, a powdered alcohol that people can drink by mixing the product with water, according to the company.
So far, the company has approval to sell four flavors: vodka, rum, cosmopolitan and Powderita (a margarita flavor), according to the Associated Press. When a packet of Palcohol is mixed with 6 ounces (177 milliliters) of water, the resulting drink has the same alcohol content as a standard mixed drink, the company says.