Photos: Lightning struck more than 300 wild reindeer in Norway (Hope Santa has more in reserve)

One of Europe’s biggest populations of wild reindeer has suffered a blow. Last week, 318 reindeer in Norway’s Hardangervidda National Park died all together in a storm, reports the AFP. Five more were put down due to the severity of their injuries. Their bodies were found on Aug. 26. Kjartan Knutsen, an official from the…

via Photos: Lightning struck more than 300 wild reindeer in Norway — Quartz


Mark Zuckerberg: Nice Going!

Since the start of the year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been working to build himself a personal artificial assistant, much like Tony Stark’s JARVIS from the Iron Man comics. And it seems that he really did mean personal. In a Q&A in Italy on Aug. 29, Zuckerberg told the crowd that he hoped to…

via Mark Zuckerberg built a voice-controlled thermostat that doesn’t listen to his wife’s voice — Quartz

VERMONT: Undocumented workers being replaced by robots?

Dairy farmers in Vermont are slowly replacing hired hands with automated robots—an expensive but reliable alternative to the troublesome humans that farmers employ. Finding reliable farm employees can be a tough task, since they typically begin their demanding work days early in the morning and also during weekends. The vast majority of US farmworkers—78%—are foreign-born,…

via Vermont dairies are replacing undocumented workers with robots — Quartz


If you have the notion that Olympic athletes are too busy to be thinking about their own personal satisfactions, then you must be in a dream world that doesn’t exist.  I’m sure not all interactions are sexual in nature and that some true friendships are bonded out of the Olympic experience.  However, I think sometimes if you are only concerned about yourself then your decisions can backfire in more ways than one.  The move that was done by the roommate is so similar to what is done all the time in the military.  We would at least let our battle-buddy know what might or is going to happen before they return to their room later on that day; or as it has happened to me with two of your battle-buddies screwing a lady they picked up from the bar in the room while you are sleeping.