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The trial is going badly for Bob "It's my wife's fault" McDonnell today.

From the WAPO live blog. It is very long, so it you don't have time to read it, just scroll down and look at the headlines.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/liveblog-live/liveblog/updates-day-22-of-the-mcdonnell-corruption-trial/?wpisrc=nl_buzz&wpmm=1

Here's sample of headlines from today:

One gift scrapped, another left on

McDonnell's testimony on stock differs from daughter's

'If u need cash, let me know'

'Tell me who to make the check out to'

Prosecutor pokes holes in McDonnell's explanations

Using Hannity interview against governor

Driving the Ferrari wasn't a 'favor,' it was 'simply helping'

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Prosecutor pokes holes in McDonnell's explanations

From WAPO's liveblog

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/liveblog-live/liveblog/updates-day-22-of-the-mcdonnell-corruption-trial/?wpisrc=nl_buzz&wpmm=1

But, as Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Dry pointed out, McDonnell also omitted another loan on that same personal financial statement. This one was from Paul Davis and was also made out to MoBo. However in this instance, McDonnell did sign a document that made him personally liable for the loan.

Dry was pointing to an inconsistency: If McDonnell actually reasoned out at the time that he didn’t have to disclose Williams’s loan because he held no personal liability for it, wouldn’t he have come to the same conclusion about the Davis loan?

Isn’t it true, Dry insisted, that the reason why there is no requirement to disclose Williams’ loan is because there was no personal guarantee. Is that “an after-the-fact legal justification that you’ve come up with here?”


Hitchhiking Robot Sets Out on Epic Journey Across Canada



From NBC news: "A hitchhiking robot has set out on a 3,870 mile journey that will see it travel across Canada relying solely on the kindness of human strangers.

HitchBOT, which began its epic voyage outside Halifax on Sunday, is undertaking the journey as part of a social experiment to see if it can arrive in one piece at an art gallery in Victoria, British Columbia."

http://www.nbcnews.com/tech/tech-news/hitchhiking-robot-sets-out-epic-journey-across-canada-n166371

He finished his journey:

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/hitchhiking-robot-reaches-journey-canada-article-1.1913240

Norman Rockwell does Ferguson

From artist Anthony Freda



at http://anthonyfredaart.tumblr.com/
If you like his work, give his site a kick.

Hilarious Letter to Editor on the McDonnell trial:

"Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell’s defense strategy follows the oldest in written history, which, reduced to its simplest form, is: The woman gave me the apple."

Barbara DeLouise, Bethesda

Kudo, Ms. DeLouise.

Hilarious Letter to Editor on the McDonnell trial:

"Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell’s defense strategy follows the oldest in written history, which, reduced to its simplest form, is: The woman gave me the apple."

Barbara DeLouise, Bethesda

Kudos, Ms. DeLouise.

"Dear Moron"

From Darrin Bell's Candorville

Tom the Dancing Bug on Corporations: Pinocchio Inc.

Injured by Executive Order?



Do too many of your constituents have health insurance?

West African Hackers turn trash into treasure with 3D printer built from e-waste

"What’s a hackerspace doing in West Africa? And can it really build a sub-$100 3D printer out of discarded e-junk? “The better question is why hasn’t anyone thought to set up a hackerspace before now” says Afate Gnikou, one of the principal members of Woelab, a hackerspace based in Togo, West Africa. With prototypes already printing parts for the next generation of machines, Gnikou and his colleagues at Woelab are close to realizing their goal of creating a 3D printer which can to turn the region’s growing piles of imported e-waste from an environmental problem into an economic asset. "

SNIP

"But beneath its MacGyyver-esque appearance lurks a rather well-engineered machine. It doesn’t set any speed records, and it seems to need a bit more frequent fine-tuning than a store-bought unit but most of the samples it produced appeared to be at least as well-formed and sturdy as one would get from a standard Prusa printer. Afate said that he expects that the final design which will be released for general use will have additional refinements which will improve print quality and reduce the amount of tinkering a user will have to do in order produce it."

"Woelab has several other projects underway which use Maker-type technologies to create tools which address some of the region’s unique problems and opportunities. These include an Arduino-controlled water-conserving irrigation system and implementing an African version of the OmNom plastic recycling system."

Whole article from Lee Goldberg at Engineer Design News at:
http://edn.com/electronics-blogs/diy-zone/4432977/Hackers-turn-trash-into-treasure-with-open-source-3D-printer-built-from-e-waste-?&elq=4612371b2d414167bee4eea50b6e524a&elqCampaignId=18469
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