National Rifle Association commentator Billy Johnson this week proposed that children be forced to learn shooting skills in order to graduate as part of a plan to enact "gun-required zones" in the United States, and use taxpayer money to subsidize firearm purchases. "Just like we teach them reading and writing, necessary skills. We would teach shooting and firearm competency," he explained. "It wouldn't matter if a child's parents weren't good at it. We'd find them a mentor. It wouldn't matter if they didn't want to learn. We would make it necessary to advance to the next grade." read more
Sony has created and unveiled a tape which holds 148 gigabytes per square inch or 185 terrabytes.
The tape was revealed this past weekend at the International Magnetics Conference in Dresden, Germany and contains enough memory to hold 3700 Blu-Ray DVDs. Three blu-ray DVDs would fit on one square inch of the mammoth-memory cassette. read more
A group of armed open carry demonstrators on Thursday night sent the employees of a nearby Jack in the Box restaurant in Fort Worth hiding in the freezer because they feared a robbery. Their emergency calls brought multiple police cars. "The demonstration had no signage that would have alerted anyone to their real purpose, and to our knowledge they did not attempt to contact anyone in the Fort Worth Police Department to advise us prior to the demonstration," said police Sgt. Ray Bush. read more