Cody Tucker

  1. Apple support details how to remove free U2 album

    Let me help you with that.

    1. Open iTunes on your desktop computer
    2. Delete U2 album
    3. When prompted, click the box to delete the album from iCloud
    4. Get over yourself
    5. Get over yourself
    6. Get over yourself
  2. High School Shooter T.J. Lane Escapes From Prison

    ABC News:

    T.J. Lane, who was serving three life sentences for a notorious high school shooting spree, escaped tonight from an Ohio prison, officials said.

    Another life sentence should do the trick.

  3. 'This doesn't make any sense'

    Jake Tapper is baffled by the way Furguson police are handling what appears to be a peaceful gathering in the wake of the death of Michael Brown.

  4. Policing by consent

    Jason Kottke:

    The UK Parliament passed the first Metropolitan Police Act in 1829. The act was introduced by Home Secretary Sir Robert Peel, who undertook a study of crime and policing, which resulted in his belief that the keys to building an effective police force were to 1) make it professional (most prior policing had been volunteer in nature); 2) organize as a civilian force, not as a paramilitary force; and 3) make the police accountable to the public. The Metropolitan Police, whose officers were referred to as “bobbies” after Peel, was extremely successful and became the model for the modern urban police force, both in the UK and around the world, including in the United States.

    At the heart of the Metropolitan Police’s charter were a set of rules either written by Peel or drawn up at some later date by the two founding Commissioners: The Nine Principles of Policing. They are as follows:

    Click through to read all nine. I’m going to pick out two of them, adding my own emphasis to number 6:

    1. To use physical force only when the exercise of persuasion, advice and warning is found to be insufficient to obtain public co-operation to an extent necessary to secure observance of law or to restore order, and to use only the minimum degree of physical force which is necessary on any particular occasion for achieving a police objective.

    2. To maintain at all times a relationship with the public that gives reality to the historic tradition that the police are the public and that the public are the police, the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full-time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence.

  5. Statement On The False Arrest Of Reporters Ryan Reilly And Wesley Lowery

    The Huffington Post responds to the arrests of two of its reporters in Ferguson, MO:

    Ryan was working on his laptop in a McDonald’s near the protests in Ferguson, Mo., when police barged in, armed with high-powered weapons, and began clearing the restaurant. Ryan photographed the intrusion, and police demanded his ID in response. Ryan, as is his right, declined to provide it. He proceeded to pack up his belongings, but was subsequently arrested for not packing up fast enough. Both Ryan and Wesley were assaulted.

  6. Executed Arizona Inmate Got 15 Times Standard Dose, Lawyers Say

    750 milligrams each:

    Mr. Ryan justified the use of repeated doses of the drugs by citing a state law authorizing “an intravenous injection of substance or substances in lethal quantity sufficient to cause death.”

    Medical experts said the amount of the drugs used in Mr. Wood’s execution was unprecedented and its effect unknown. Joel Zivot, an assistant professor of anesthesiology and surgery at Emory University Hospital, said there was inherent danger in repurposing drugs “designed to treat patients, to cure diseases,” because there was no dosage “indicated or prescribed as having the intent to kill.”

    “They’re making this up as they go along,” Dr. Zivot said in a telephone interview.

    Dr. Zivot said that midazolam acts “like a key in a lock,” attaching to a receptor in the body and causing sedation. Once the receptor is saturated, he said, “it doesn’t matter if you give the person 500 additional doses or five million doses. It won’t have any more effect.”

  7. An Unbelievably Simple Scam

    I’m not sure if I should file this under “crafty criminals” or WHY IS THIS EVEN POSSIBLE:

    However the declination can be overridden if a particular length numerical code is given to the cashier, which usually comes from the bank. When one of Parrish’s four dodgy debit cards (three Chase debit cards and one SunTrust card) was inevitably declined, he would explain to the cashier that he needs to call the bank and find out what’s going on.

    Parrish would then give the cashier a code from the ‘bank’ and the transaction would be authorized. How exactly did he know the code? Well the code can be any random assignment of numbers, so long as it’s a particular length. Parrish knew this and just made up the numbers on the spot and handed them over to the cashier.

    In a similar case earlier this year, the U.S Attorney’s Office in New Jersey admitted that: “it does not actually matter what code the merchant types into the terminal. Any combination of digits will override the denial. So long as the customer provides a fake authorization code and convinces the merchant to enter it into the terminal, the transaction will go through.”

  8. The Sixth Extinction Is Here — And It’s Our Fault

    James Temple:

    The Earth appears to be in the early stages of the Sixth Extinction, the latest in a series of mass biodiversity losses that have punctuated the history of life on the planet, according to a paper published in Science this week.

    The defining characteristic of the current round — the latest since the dinosaurs disappeared about 65 million years ago — seems to be driven mostly by the actions of humankind. We’re steadily encroaching on the habitat of millions of species while fundamentally altering the environment.

  9. the-overlook-hotel:

Lisa and Louise Burns, who played the Grady twins in The Shining, visit their iconic dresses at the Stanley Kubrick Exhibit at the National Museum in Krakow, Poland.


    Lisa and Louise Burns, who played the Grady twins in The Shining, visit their iconic dresses at the Stanley Kubrick Exhibit at the National Museum in Krakow, Poland.

  10. AP reporter's account of Arizona execution

    Wood then uttered his final words, smiled at the victim’s family members and made eye contact with a deacon. Just after declaring that he was at peace with his death, he smiled at the deacon, but for a second, a subtle look of panic took over his face.

    Officials administered the lethal drugs at 1:52 p.m. Wood’s eyes closed.

    About 10 minutes later, the gasping began.

    Wood’s jaw dropped, his chest expanded, and he let out a gasp. The gasps repeated every five to 12 seconds. They went on and on, hundreds of times. An administrator checked on him a half-dozen times. He could be heard snoring loudly when an administrator turned on a microphone to inform the gallery that Wood was still sedated, despite the audible sounds.

    Wood died at 3:37, an hour and 57 minutes after the execution process began.

  11. Apple - MacBook Air - TV Ad - Stickers

    I love this one. It’s a riff on what so many people have been doing to their Apple laptops for years.

  12. "Why I Love to Quit"

    Paul Jarvis:

    But I’ve reached the conclusion that 9 times out of 10, choosing to quit is more important than toughing it out.

    Quitting is a direct action that leads to a more thoughtful and efficient way of spending our limited resources. There’s value in choice, in quitting, and in accepting that neither is failure. Quitting is really just opening up to new, possibly unknown, opportunities. Yes, it could lead to everything going to shit, but if it’s already gone to shit, why not quit?

    And if you think through your post-quitting steps beforehand, your world won’t necessarily come crashing down instantaneously.

  13. The Weird, Scary and Ingenious Brain of Maria Bamford

    Sara Corbett:

    She is bolstered, she says, by hard facts. A subscriber to AARP Magazine, she enjoys citing studies about health and longevity. A few years ago, after reading in a book that people who feel a strong sense of community have been proven to lead longer and happier lives, Bamford started working to overcome her natural shyness and fear of interaction by saying hello to her neighbors in Eagle Rock, a diverse and partly gentrified area on the northeastern edge of Los Angeles. She bought a park bench and had it installed on the median strip in front of her house. She then spray-stenciled the words “Have a Seat!” on the sidewalk in front of it. To her delight, the bench is often occupied. “It’s like a bird feeder for humans,” she says.

    Maria Bamford is amazing. One of my all time favorite comics. Buy The Special Special Special and her other special.

  14. Google Analytics for iPhone

    I can’t help but wonder why it took so long.

  15. "Ref, is this the final?"

    Christoph Kramer took a nasty bump in the World Cup final. He certainly looked like he was out of it, and the ref appears to confirm those suspicious:

    He told Gazzetta dello Sport: “Shortly after he’d been struck by Garay, Kramer came to me, asking ‘ref, is this the final?’

    "I thought he was joking so I asked him to repeat the question, and he said: ‘I need to know if this is really the final.’

    "After I said ‘yes’, he was a bit stunned and said: ‘Thanks, that’s important to know.’

    "I informed [Bastian] Schweinsteiger and they replaced Kramer."