CULTURE & ARTS 12/30/2018 09:16 am ET A glimpse of the suburban grotesque, featuring Russian mobsters, Fox News rage addicts, a caged man in a sex dungeon, and Dick Cheney. Lauren Hough On Assignment For HuffPost I can’t tell you about a specific day as a cable tech. I can’t tell you my first customer was a cat hoarder. I can tell you the details, sure. That I smeared Vicks on my lip to try to cover the stench of rugs and walls and upholstery soaked in cat piss. That I wore booties, not to protect the carpets from the mud on my boots but to keep the cat piss off my soles. I can tell you the problem with her cable service was that her cats chewed through the wiring. That I had to move a mummified cat behind the television to replace the jumper. That ammonia seeped into the polyester fibers of my itchy blue uniform, clung to the sweat in my hair. That the smell stuck to me through the next job. But what was the next job? This is the stuff I can’t … [Read more...] about I Was A Cable Guy. I Saw The Worst Of America.
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CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department want the public to be aware of a phone extortion scam demanding ransom for the kidnapping of loved ones. CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department want the public to be aware of a phone extortion scam demanding ransom for the kidnapping of loved ones. Police say there have been recent cases of victims receiving these phone calls from unknown individuals, claiming they have kidnapped their loved ones, and demanding ransom. In one case, the victim received a phone call from his wife’s phone number, which had been spoofed. The victim believed the person on the phone because it appeared that the call had originated from his wife’s phone. Police advise individuals receiving these types of calls to do their best to confirm loved ones are safe. Do not pay the ransom, and contact police to file a report. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 or text *CRIME on a cellular phone. … [Read more...] about Police warn of phone extortion scams using kidnapping ruse
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Feature Grimy, daring and deadly, dirt-track racing is has become a magnet for fans — and a threat to the Nascar status quo. Sprint-car racing on dirt at Port Royal Speedway in Pennsylvania. Credit Credit Devin Yalkin for The New York Times Supported by ByRachel Corbett Oct. 18, 2018 The air was heavy with exhaust and motor oil at Charlotte Motor Speedway in North Carolina as I waited for Tony Stewart to arrive. Charlotte was hosting the 2017 championship weekend for the World of Outlaws, the premier dirt-racing series in the country, and all 60,000 tickets had sold out well in advance. Stewart, the ex-Nascar star, was late — running on “Tony time,” a handler told me — so I went for a walk along the dusty pit road to look at the scores of racecars lined up. “You’ll probably have to run at some point,” I was warned. … [Read more...] about The Culture Wars of Car Racing
By Tom Loftus Tom Loftus The Wall Street Journal BiographyTom Loftus [email protected] May 14, 2018 8:33 am ET 0 COMMENTS Sign up here for The Morning Download, and get the most important news in business technology emailed to you each weekday morning. Subscribe to WSJ Pro Cybersecurity for in-depth coverage on cybersecurity trends, breaches and best practices. Good morning, CIOs. Bank of America, Inc. is pairing research into how artificial intelligence could be used to be detect fraud with an effort to understand the ethical implications of AI’s use. Getting it right. In April the bank, together with Harvard Kennedy School, launched The Council on the Responsible Use of Artificial Intelligence. As Cathy Bessant, chief operations and technology officer, tells CIO Journal’s Sara Castellanos and Kim S. Nash. “AI is a key driver of growth for our future, it’s a worthy investment in getting it … [Read more...] about The Morning Download: Bank of America Explores Ethics of AI
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