A reasonably big scoop from Adrian Chen at Gawker: "The anti-Islam film that's set off a firestorm in the Middle East was directed by a 65-year-old schlock director named Alan Roberts, we've confirmed. He's the creative vision behind softcore porn classics like The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood" And related, more of the actors in this film are coming out to give press interviews claiming they were duped. At least one of them has a string of porn credits to his name. More: Boing Boing news archive for "Innocence of Muslims."
Because 2020 is full of surprises, the conservative-majority Supreme Court just voted unanimously to protect Muslims from the FBI. From NPR: The case – Tanzin v. Tanvir — involved three Muslim men who said their religious freedom rights were violated when FBI agents tried to use the no-fly list to force them into becoming informants. Ramzi Kassen,… READ THE REST
On November 20, 2020, the French government presented a new security bill. Article 24 of the bill outlaws the dissemination of photos and videos that feature, "the image of the face or any other element of identification of an official of the national police or of a soldier of the national gendarmerie when acting within… READ THE REST
As if "Sam Bacile," "PJ Tobacco," and dozens more colorful fake names weren't enough, the "Innocence of Muslims" guy apparently had yet another alias. A California judge has detained him for violating the terms of his probation by using a computer to make and upload the crappy and controversial film to YouTube. READ THE REST
Whether you're looking to learn some of today's AI systems to beef up your resume or are hoping to head on a new career path because you're so bored of your current desk job you could cry, mastering the art of machine learning may just be what the doctor ordered. Unlike a lot of other… READ THE REST
There's a lot to be said about learning a new language as an adult. Among other reasons why having an extensive vocabulary in any language is important, learning a new tongue is a perfect way to score a new job, have an impressive ice breaker, or just keep your mind fresh while learning how to… READ THE REST
The weather (among other things) has been absolutely atrocious this past year, and no one knows heartbreak more than someone who was five minutes away from finishing a major project when the power decides to take its final bow for an undisclosed amount of time. This set of power stations are yours for the taking… READ THE REST