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MOSCOW (Reuters) – A 7-year-old Russian boy told investigators he had shot and killed his 4-year-old brother by accident with their grandfather’s rifle on Sunday, law enforcement authorities said.
The boy said he and his brother had found the gun under a bed in their grandparents’ house in the Siberian town of Bukachacha and were playing with it on the porch while the adults slept, the federal Investigative Committee said.
The boy said he accidentally pulled the trigger while trying to take the gun out of his younger brother’s hands, the committee said. Authorities earlier said they suspected someone had shot the younger boy from outside the enclosed porch.
The Investigative Committee said authorities would open a criminal case, apparently against the grandfather, on suspicion of illegal possession of an unregistered rifle.
A few years after FiiO introduced their unique, feature-packed E7 portable headphone amplifier and USB sound card, they revamped the concept, resulting in the freshly hatched E17.
A lot of tech is packed into the fancy brushed metal housing with the familiar two-color OLED display. Inputs and outputs certainly are on the more versatile side of things: two parallel 3.5mm headphone outputs, an S/PDIF input (presumably both optical and coaxial), a line input, FiiO’s proprietary 18-pin port (working with their L7 dock and E9 desktop amp), and of course a standard USB input. The E17 supports 24/96 over USB and 24/192 over S/PDIF, so audiophile dogs and bats won’t complain about lacking treble.
Several sound adjustments can be done in the E17?s firmware: bass, treble, gain level, and – sometimes miracles do happen – pan/balance. It seems FiiO did read our E7 review, and the included rant about audio balance missing on almost all portable devices nowadays. I, for one, am very grateful that they added this basic – yet for some people very important – feature.
The E17 should go for about $ 150, which definitely is a fair price, considering all the included features and the nifty metal housing.
In the bathroom utopia of the glorious future, pristine municipal facilities will await on every corner, their stall doors wide open to all comers and goers. This utopia will come into being only when the golden brown rule (”Doo unto othersâ€¦”) is held sacrosanct — until then, as long as public toilets provide a respite from prying eyes, there will be those who use them less wholesome acts than that for which they’re designed.
This is the problem confronting authorities who want to provide for their pooping populace: the more open and accessible toilets are for those who need to go, the more open and accessible they are for those with other things on their minds. Drug addicts, prostitutes, thieves, arsonists, and turd terrorists thrive in the surveillance vacuum created for the benefit of the emboweled. But most measures taken to add security come at the expense of usability.
Take the new public toilets in New York City: in the quest for an undefilable public toilet, they’ve created an unusable one.
The solution to this problem, as Finland’s Road Administration has shown, may lie not in prevention but in deterrence. Their problem was theft and arson in highway toilets and an inability to institute appropriate surveillance. Their solution was to encourage self-policing by trading surveillance for accountability.
Pulling into a rest-stop on Finland’s Highway 1, you’ll find the bathroom door locked. To unlock the toilet, text “open” to such-and-such number. The company managing the service will keep a short-term record of who’s been pooping, so if anything unsavory (aside from last night’s MÃ¤mmi) happens, the police will have the mobile number of the culprit.
Assuming the company protects their users’ privacy (a non-trivial assumption, I admit), and assuming the mobile numbers aren’t passed to telemarketers selling portable toilet seat covers, I see no problem in this approach. If people know they will be identified, they’ll be less likely to cause trouble.
It’s obviously not a foolproof system — stolen mobiles will be a problem, as will friendly people who hold the door open for people waiting. But there’s no such thing as a foolproof system. The goal should be to find the balance between privacy and security that maximizes the period between incidents of excretory malfeasance.
100% uptime can be guaranteed only if a) privacy is completely surrendered or b) society is fully assimilated into the bathroom utopia. Finland has made a good compromise: mostly secure, and mostly private. That’s a bathroom I’m willing to poop in.
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sheep to an impressive ensemble of sisters (as well as an all around awesome cast ). Highlights include selling drugs to a cop, creating the tonion, and breaking a little kid’s fingers. Enjoy
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