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Rioter Pictured With His Feet On Nancy Pelosi's Desk Has Tantrum In Court

Crooks and Liars - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 16:21

Richard Barnett screamed at the judge to be let free, “I’ve been here a long time … another month … It’s not fair. You’re letting everyone else out … I need help,” he yelled.

Barnett's outburst didn't seem to help, as Judge Cooper immediately gaveled the court into recess and then ignored his "request" to be let free on bond, and set Barnett's next court date for May.

Don't do the crime if you can't do the time (Don't do it)

-'Baretta's Theme'

Source: New York Times

Richard Barnett, the Arkansas man charged with breaking into Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office and stealing her mail during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, threw a tantrum during a virtual court hearing on Thursday, yelling at the judge and his own lawyers that it wasn’t “fair” that he was still in jail weeks after his arrest.

One of the most recognizable figures from the Capitol assault, Mr. Barnett, 60, was photographed on Jan. 6 with his feet up on a desk in Ms. Pelosi’s office and a cattle-prod-like stun gun dangling from his belt.

From the moment he was taken into custody, he has waged an ongoing — and so far unsuccessful — effort to be freed on bond, and he loudly lost his patience with the process at an otherwise routine hearing in front of Judge Christopher Cooper of Federal District Court in Washington.

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Categories: Politics

Oakland Bans Leaf Blowers, Trimmers and Other Lawn Equipment That Rely on Combustion Engines

Slashdot - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 16:20
Oakland has banned the use of leaf blowers, trimmers and other lawn equipment that rely on combustion engines, citing health and climate change concerns. From a report: The city says that the "significant health hazards" to users and residents from the discharge of particle matter and carbon monoxide lead to the decision, as well as unwanted noise pollution. The city recommends using electric or non-motorized options. The ban is included for commercial landscaping or gardening services as well as private usage.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Categories: Geek

Fox News Flips Out Over Biden Not Dancing To Their Tune

Crooks and Liars - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 16:17

While the country is still suffering through a pandemic and trying to mass-produce and implement enough vaccines to protect the entire United States population, Fox News is furious that President Biden hasn't held a full press briefing yet.

Sandra Smith claimed the Biden administration lacks transparency because he hasn't held a full press conference in the first 43 days. Fox News is more interested in his press availability than the crises facing the country right now.

Correspondent Kristin Fisher explained that we are getting daily press briefings and Joe Biden has answered questions many times since he took office.

"He has taken a few shouted questions -- very different than a formal news conference with the entire White House Press Corps," Fisher ceded.

Again, we are still in the throes of a pandemic.

Smith then put up a graphic to show when Bush, Obama, and Trump gave their first pressers but failed to mention that none of them had to deal with a pandemic, economic crisis, racial tension, and more.

Fox News and the entire right-wing media complex are once again trying to paint President Biden with a diminished mental capacity, falsely claiming he is not actually running the country.

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Categories: Politics

AT&T increasing prices for legacy DirecTV Now and AT&T TV Now plans by $10 per month

9to5Mac - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 16:03

Earlier this year, AT&T announced that it would be shutting down its legacy AT&T TV Now streaming service (formerly known as DirecTV Now) to new subscribers. Existing subscribers could stick around, AT&T said at the time, but now it has quietly announced a price increase for those customers…

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Categories: Geek

If you think Jacob Chansley seems a little lost, just check out his mom

Daily Kos - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 16:00

Jacob Chansley, who has the gall to call himself the QAnon Shaman, wants you to know that he was only doing his civic duty during the insurrection of Jan. 6. In fact, he was there to stop a more serious crime from happening: wanton theft of baked goods.

More specifically, the howling, shirtless conspiracy theorist with the horns and face paint claims he protected muffins from his fellow violent insurrectionists.

Categories: Politics

Show HN: LinkWall – Your Landing Page Linked to Social Activity

Hacker News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 15:49

Article URL: https://linkwall.me

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26348079

Points: 20

# Comments: 2

Categories: Geek

Launch HN: Lendflow (YC W21) – Infrastructure for embedded lending services

Hacker News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 15:40

Hi HN! We’re Jon and Matthew, the co-founders of Lendflow (https://lendflow.io). We make it easy for software companies to embed lending services into their product. It allows you to easily create your own version of Square, Shopify or Stripe Capital and offer it to your customers in-app.

Does it take your users 15-90 days to get paid out by their customers? You can embed a factoring product that gives them the option to get paid instantly for a small fee. Do your users purchase materials, supplies, inventory, or equipment on your platform? Embed a loan in your platform to give them timely access to capital to help them spread out upfront project costs, take advantage of wholesale rates on their purchases, or invest in more assets for their business.

We’ve been in the lending space since 2014 and have helped tens of thousands of small businesses acquire financing. We saw the struggles on both sides: how tough it is for small businesses to find the right lending products and how difficult it was for lenders to find the right customer at the right time. Companies like Square, Shopify and Stripe have launched capital programs for their users that allow them to get better priced, more timely funding for their business than they could elsewhere. It’s helped their business customers invest in themselves, grow and transact more, and made them more loyal to those services. And we're only scratching the surface!

The problem is that launching lending programs is complex, timing consuming and costly. It can take a team of 10 at least a few million dollars and 18+ months to get to market with their program. It takes significant upfront commitment and investment, making it very risky. This means the lending services aren’t offered and businesses don't get access to the capital they need.

It is really gratifying to see the impact of providing increased access to capital. We’ve seen restaurants who invested money in a digital transformation not only survive through the pandemic, but double their revenues and improve their margins by embracing take out and delivery. We’ve seen an HVAC company gain the ability to hire more technicians and triple the amount of customers they are able to service on a given day. A home renovation contractor was able to spread out his upfront costs over time to take on multiple projects at once, increasing his monthly revenue by 3x over the past 6 months. An ecommerce company was able to purchase inventory at wholesale rates and invest in an ad campaign to drive traffic to their store to increase sales by 240%.

We provide all of the infrastructure and tools to make it easy to launch capital products that can have this impact for small businesses. We’ve had platform customers get a lending program up and running in a day. You can customize the funding products and experience based on the needs of your own customers. You can use our platform to build a data advantage and more efficiently go to market with your own funding service. We have a lending API, pre-built customizable applications, lending service provider aggregation API, white-labeled sales and support teams to walk customers through the process, and connections into 85 of the top lenders and funding products available to businesses. We also can spin up custom endpoints to add new data points to underwriting models to help businesses obtain better rates/terms and to deliver a better experience. We are paid by 3rd party lenders for the work we do to onboard the small business for funding, and we split those fees with our platform partners. If you build your own funding service, you simply pay a subscription for using our tools.

We’re live and integrated with 32 platforms and are processing thousands of business financing applications per month. We successfully helped businesses access millions of dollars from best-in-market lending services. We also have customers who've used the data from their lending program to build their own custom funding products on Lendflow.

We’d love to hear how we can build better in-product lending experiences with you. The possibilities in lending are just starting to be explored. We're super excited to build the next generation of lending products. We’d love to hear your thoughts, please leave your feedback below!

Comments URL: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=26347962

Points: 34

# Comments: 16

Categories: Geek

After Third Large Quake Near New Zealand, Tsunami Warning Issued; Tsunami Watch in Hawaii

Slashdot - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 15:40
A major magnitude 8.0 earthquake struck roughly 600 miles northeast of New Zealand on Thursday afternoon, triggering concerns of a potentially damaging tsunami. From a report: It's the third major earthquake in less than eight hours on the Kermadec Fault, which passes east of New Zealand. A magnitude 7.3 hit near New Zealand early on Thursday, followed by a 7.4 about 560 miles to the north a few hours later. Tsunami waves of 10 feet or greater are possible in the Kermadec Islands, with 3 to 9 foot waves in French Polynesia. American Samoa, the Cook Islands , Fiji, New Zealand and the Pitcairn Islands can expect water levels fluctuating by up to three feet. A tsunami warning was issued for American Samoa as well. A tsunami warning is in effect for New Zealand. The country's National Emergency Management Agency tweeted "TSUNAMI WARNING issued following Kermadecs earthquake." DW adds: The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) had withdrawn an earlier tsunami warning after the first quake, saying the threat had passed, but authorities renewed the warning following the second and third quake. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Categories: Geek

Git's list of banned C functions

Hacker News - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 15:33
Categories: Geek

How to transfer iCloud photos and videos to Google Photos

iDownloadBlog - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 15:30

Google Photos Ready to Add

Learn how to transfer iCloud photos and videos to Google Photos along with requirements, limitations, and other things you need to know.
Categories: Geek

Lunchtime Photo

Kevin Drumm - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 15:30

Luckily for everyone, this UPS plane decided not to follow the arrows to San Diego.

February 18, 2021 — Ontario, California
Categories: Politics

Schadenfrest (Open Thread)

Balloon Juice - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 15:28

In this forum, I’ve heard many of you express dismay at how angry and spite-filled you became with the rise of the Persimmon Pustule, over the course of his interminable season of catastrophic misrule, and at the prospect of sharing a nation with the millions of barking mad cultists that are his permanent legacy of crazy and stupid. I’ve said that too: Life went on because it had to, but I pretty much lived in a fog of incandescent rage and gnawing anxiety from 11/9/2016 to 1/20/2021.

Do you feel better now? I do, a little. The anxiety is permanent because the danger is too. But the constant, draining disgust and anger have abated a bit. Still, I enjoy the spectacle of a good comeuppance, and watching the insurrectionists’ incredulous and/or outraged reactions when their crimes result in consequences warms the cockles of my shriveled heart. Like this arrogant motherfucker: [NYT]

The man who put his feet up on a desk in Pelosi’s office during the Capitol riot throws a tantrum in court.

Richard Barnett, the Arkansas man charged with breaking into Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office and stealing her mail during the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, threw a tantrum during a virtual court hearing on Thursday, yelling at the judge and his own lawyers that it wasn’t “fair” that he was still in jail weeks after his arrest.

One of the most recognizable figures from the Capitol assault, Mr. Barnett, 60, was photographed on Jan. 6 with his feet up on a desk in Ms. Pelosi’s office and a cattle-prod-like stun gun dangling from his belt.

From the moment he was taken into custody, he has waged an ongoing — and so far unsuccessful — effort to be freed on bond, and he loudly lost his patience with the process at an otherwise routine hearing in front of Judge Christopher Cooper of Federal District Court in Washington.

Appearing by video from jail, Mr. Barnett erupted into anger after Judge Cooper set the next court date in his case for a day in May, shouting that he did not want to remain behind bars for “another month.”

“They’re dragging this out!” he hollered. “They’re letting everybody else out!”

LOL! I’d bet my next paycheck that his family, who are probably every bit as loathsome as himself, rejoice with each continuance that keeps the whiny prick behind bars.

In other insurrectionist trash news, remember that ridiculous goober who painted his face and paraded around shirtless with an absurd horned-pelt get-up while bellowing like a brain-injured goat? That dumb motherfucker, who is facing a 20-year sentence, was interviewed in jail for “60 Minutes!”

He claims that he was ushered into the Capitol and was merely bestowing blessings upon it, not rising up violently against the government. He also claims to have prevented the theft of muffins from a congressional breakroom. (No, I am not making this up.)

If you’re wondering, as I was, what deluded and entitled wretch could have possibly raised such a colossal fool, wonder no more, for the dam of the horned whelp speaks:

After regurgitating the lawyer’s careful talking points about her dumb son’s invitation-only promenade through the Capitol Building, dim-son’s mom blows it by asserting that her boy had the right to interfere with the process of certifying a democratic election because it was stolen from The Former Guy. It’s safe to conclude that neither mother nor son will ever be invited to bring the noodle salad to the Mensa picnic.

Anyhoo, I know there are more important things to talk about than these nitwits, but watching them squirm amuses me. Please feel free to discuss whatever because open thread.

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Categories: Politics

9to5Mac Watch Time: Week 3

9to5Mac - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 15:27

This week on Watch Time join 9to5Mac’s Zac Hall and Tempo developer Rahul Matta as they give updates on their health journey and lives, discuss some Apple Watch news, and how last week’s homework went then assign each other new tasks for next week.

Sponsored by Pillow: Pillow is an all-in-one sleep tracking solution to help you get a better night’s sleep. Download it from the App Store today.

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Categories: Geek

Republican Greg Abbott tries to pin superspreading on immigrants after lifting COVID-19 restrictions

Daily Kos - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 15:23

Just one day after he recklessly lifted novel coronavirus pandemic restrictions, Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is now trying to blame asylum-seeking parents and children for cases in his state, falsely claiming in a tweet that the “Biden Administration is recklessly releasing hundreds of illegal immigrants who have COVID into Texas communities.”

With all due disrespect to the governor, he’s full of shit. “This is an utter lie, and it is even worse because it comes the day after Abbott ended all statewide precautions for COVID,” tweeted immigration policy expert Aaron Reichlin-Melnick. “In total, 108 people who tested positive have been released in Texas since late January. That's not ‘hundreds.’ It's not even 4 per day on average!” Unfortunately, Abbott wasn’t alone in trying to blame Republican superspreading on these families.

Categories: Politics

Senate votes to proceed on COVID-19 relief, while Republicans vow to delay, delay, delay

Daily Kos - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 15:21

The Senate voted Thursday afternoon to begin debate on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan with the assistance of Vice President Kamala Harris to make the vote 51-50. Yes, Republicans unanimously opposed even moving forward on providing essential aid to the American people to get out of this pandemic.

Meanwhile, Republican Sen. Ron "Genius" Johnson became the face of the GOP, surpassing his usual ridiculousness in his opposition to the COVID-19 relief bill that 77% of voters support, including 59% of Republicans. That includes saying it really should be blocked from passing for 1,200 days, because ... reasons. Maybe because a $1.9 trillion stack of one dollar bills is "A stack of dollar bills that extends more than halfway the distance to the moon." Because for some reason he believes that is relevant. Of course, the GOP Tax Scam he voted for in 2017 had just about the same price tag but for some reason, he didn't think that stack of bills was too high.

The point is, Johnson is intent on delaying passage of the bill for as long as he can, knowing that Congress has a hard deadline of March 14 (but the sooner the better) to make sure people don't start losing their unemployment benefits. Johnson is going to force the Senate clerks to stay up all night reading the entire relief bill aloud. That should take about 10 hours and do nothing more than make the Senate clerks really pissed off at him.

Categories: Politics

Sarah Niles joins the second season of ‘Ted Lasso’ as a season regular

iDownloadBlog - Thu, 03/04/2021 - 15:15

Sarah Niles has joined the cast of the hit Apple TV+ comedy series "Ted Lasso" as a season regular.
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