Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) “proposed budget — which would cut $300 million dollars out of the state’s beloved public university system — has a non-fiscal bombshell tucked in between its insane pages,” Jezebel reports. “Under Walker’s budget, universities would [...] The post Walker Would Not Require Colleges to Report Rape appeared first on Political Wire.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget would not merely cut nearly $300 million from the University of Wisconsin system, it would eliminate the requirement that campus employees report sexual assaults they have witnessed, as well as the requirement that campuses report the number...
Windows Server 2003 reaches the end of its useful life on July 14 this year, with no more patches after that date. If you assumed that such a (relatively) ancient operating system doesn’t require much updating, think again. More » ...
Southwest grounds planes after missing inspections of their hydraulic systems. In all, 128 airplanes aren’t flying for Southwest Airlines until those jets meet the required safety standards for commercial travel. Huffington Post reports...Show More Summary
Southwest Airlines voluntarily grounded 128 Boeing 737-700 aircraft yesterday after they discovered the airplanes somehow managed to miss a required inspection for the backup hydraulic system for the rudder. The FAA has allowed the airline to continue to fly the aircraft for up to five days while they are checked. Read more...
Me, at MoneyWatch: What's a fair tax rate? It depends: How progressive should the U.S. tax system be? Answering this question requires an assumption about what's fair in terms of tax burdens across income groups. But people differ widely on...
Texas-based consumer health advocate Mike Adams of non-profit organization Food Rising has developed a new soil-free, non-electric, home-based food grow system called the Mini-Farm Grow Box. The system doesn't require home gardenersShow More Summary
Apple is reportedly readying substantial changes to how it runs its Genius Bar support service in-stors, according to 9to5Mac. While the current walk-in system requires the customer to explain the issue then be given an appointment soon after, the ne...
Roads are crumbling, bridges require repairs, schools need upgrades and public pension systems remain underfunded. How can states and cities find the money to address any of these problems? One way could be through their tax codes.
Australia is now a lot closer to having a US-style system where your internet service provider (ISP) would be required to send notices if you’re suspected of torrenting movies, TV shows and other copyright material. A new draft code developed by ISPs outlines how that “three strikes” process will work. More »
Most major California school districts still fall short in boosting support for foster students, as the state's revised school funding system now requires, a new study says.
The traditional password system is due for a serious shakeup. Because so many people choose utterly boneheaded passwords that are easily hacked, websites are increasingly requiring more complex passwords that get more difficult to remember every time we change them. Show More Summary
In oday's Wall Street Journal, surgeon and Reason contributor Dr. Jeffrey Singer makes the case against the federal government's electronic health records program. Electronic systems distract doctors by requiring them to face screens...Show More Summary
Running an online game requires a lot of juggling. As a GM, you have to manage all your images and maps, the virtual tabletop (VTT), your voice or video system, session notes and rulebooks. On top of all that, you don’t want the rules getting in the way. Show More Summary
A rendering of the new Children and Family Justice Center that will replace the dangerously dilapidated juvenile detention center in the Central District. State law requires King County to have a juvie, and King County voters in 2012 approved money to construct a new one. Show More Summary
New updates came through for the anticipated expansion pack for the recently-released simulation video game from Electronic Arts, The Sims 4.
The Federal Aviation Administration today is publishing new proposed rules for "small unmanned aircraft systems" — commonly (but not entirely accurately) referred to as "drones" — that would require an operator certificate and the user to be at least 17 years old. Show More Summary
Even when rapists in the military are convicted and sentenced, a loophole in the criminal justice system can leave them free to attack again. Image: Shutterstock The post New Bill Would Require Registry of Military Sex Offenders appeared first on RH Reality Check.
A new study warns that the existing system of space-based rainfall observation satellites requires a serious overhaul. Particularly in many developing countries, satellite-based flood prediction has weak spots, which could lead to major flooding that catches people by surprise.
Building on methods used by farmers to produce silage for feeding livestock, Japanese researchers have developed a technology for simultaneous biofuel and animal feed production which doesn't require off-site processing. The solid-state...Show More Summary