Man tries to steal domain name at gunpoint, gets 14 years in prison instead

How much is a domain name worth? For one lunatic, apparently enough to try to steal one at gunpoint. Rossi Lorathio Adams II was just sentenced to 14 years in prison for trying to force a man to transfer him the doitforstate.com domain. Adams, a 27 year-old from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, ran a small social media empire dubbed ‘State Snaps.’ It spanned millions of followers across Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter and depicted “images and videos of young adults engaged in crude behavior, drunkenness, and nudity,” according to a press release from the US Department of Justice. Adams was a student… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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3 sailors killed in shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola will posthumously receive Wings of Gold

Three sailors killed on Friday during a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola were posthumously given the Wings of Gold on Tuesday. The designation usually signifies graduation from aviation training, as an emblem of their achievement and induction ito the community of Naval aviators. Acting Secretary of the Navy Thimas Modly designated Ensign Joshua K. Watson as a naval aviator, and Airman Mohammed S. Haitham and Airman Apprentice Cameron S. Walters as naval aircrewmen on Tuesday, according to a press release from the Navy. In the aftermath of the shooting, Saudi nationals currently training at US military installations are being subject to a safety and security stand down, Deputy Secretary… Read More

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Japan’s NEC to invest $10M in D-Wave Systems as part of collaboration on hybrid quantum computing

A team member at D-Wave Systems, based in Burnaby, B.C.,, works on the dilution refrigerator system that cools the processors in the company’s quantum computer. (D-Wave Systems Photo / Larry Goldstein) Burnaby, B.C.-based D-Wave Systems says it will collaborate with Japan’s NEC Corp. on hybrid services that combine quantum and classical computing, in a deal that includes a $10 million NEC investment in D-Wave. The deal takes advantage of classical computing as well as D-Wave’s quantum approach, which can theoretically handle computational challenges beyond the reach of classical algorithms. NEC and D-Wave say they’ll jointly develop cloud-based services that combine the power of NEC’s supercomputers and other classical systems with… Read More

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Laura Babcock’s Parents Receive Her Death Certificate Years After Her Murder

TORONTO — Linda and Clayton Babcock have known for two years that their daughter suffered a horrific death — her body burned in an animal incinerator — but they have finally received an official document that proves the 23-year-old is dead. Two men were convicted and sentenced to life in prison in 2017 in Laura Babcock’s shooting death, but her body was never found and the coroner could not declare her dead. That left the young woman’s family tangled in a bureaucratic battle that involved the courts and lasted about 18 months. Then Premier Doug Ford knocked on their door last month and hand-delivered their daughter’s death certificate. Watch: Clayton… Read More

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Pentagon Will Evaluate Troop Deployment At Border

Watch Video The Pentagon will evaluate whether the number of U.S. military troops deployed at the southern border is legal, yielding to requests from Congress members. On Tuesday, acting Inspector General for the Department of Defense, Glenn Fine, sent a memo to military officials at the Pentagon detailing the reason for the review. Fine asked all the officials to provide information about the training of military personnel at the border, what military personnel do to improve operations at the border and the amount of funding being used to keep them there, among other things. Troops have been deployed to the southern border since 2018, and they currently number around 6,500.… Read More

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