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    [–] Police Officers of Reddit what is your best " I think we have the wrong person" story? Sumit316 5396 points ago in AskReddit

    The most frustrating thing about the whole thing is that there was a GoFundMe page set up to help Jones in his Freedom. I mean for fuck sake just give the guy some money.

    Interestingly this is one of the reason why we have fingerprinting. It is all because of two guys Will West and William West, who not only had the same name but also looked alike. they were both sentenced to jail at Leavenworth Penitentiary in Kansas over 100 years ago.

    The arrival of Will West in 1903 caused the records clerk at the prison considerable confusion, because he was convinced he'd processed him two years previously.

    Full story here

    [–] Robot solves a Rubik’s cube in a fraction of a second Sumit316 2772 points ago in Futurology

    I don't know just how they scrambled it, or what their process for solving it is, but you can see in the 0.03x speed that it makes exactly 20 moves in approximately 0.33 seconds. That number 20 has been calculated as the maximum number of moves away from solved that a cube can be. To put it another way, given any scrambled cube, it can always be solved in 20 moves or less. So if this is a "maximally scrambled" cube, the robot found an optimal solution and then executed it in a third of a second.

    Color me impressed.

    I had to share this awesome informative comment from the main thread by u/HektorViktorious.

    Thank you so much Hector.

    [–] Northern Lights pouring down to the ground. Sumit316 4 points ago in pics

    "This is called the the “Russell-McPherron effect,” named after the researchers who first explained it. The cracks are opened by the solar wind itself. South-pointing magnetic fields inside the solar wind oppose Earth’s north-pointing magnetic field. North and South partially cancel one another, opening a crack. This cancellation can happen at any time of year, but it happens with greatest effect around the equinoxes."

    Photographed by Markus Varik

    "It sure felt like the sky was falling on the ground," says Varik. "Just look at the town below the lights--like a mote of dust in space!"

    Source

    [–] A crack in the Earth's magnetic field over the weekend (not uncommon around the Equinox) allowed the Solar Wind to pour in over Norway. The result? A fantastic display of the Northern Lights, that look like it's almost flowing to the ground! Very cool. Sumit316 76 points ago in interestingasfuck

    "This is called the the “Russell-McPherron effect,” named after the researchers who first explained it. The cracks are opened by the solar wind itself. South-pointing magnetic fields inside the solar wind oppose Earth’s north-pointing magnetic field. North and South partially cancel one another, opening a crack. This cancellation can happen at any time of year, but it happens with greatest effect around the equinoxes."

    Wonderful.

    [–] What sequel to a film do you feel is better than the original? Sumit316 6833 points ago in AskReddit

    Fun fact -

    "In the film The Dark Knight, the man who shouted "we are not intimidated by thugs," to the Joker, was actually Patrick Leahy, the senior senator from Vermont and a self-confessed batman fan. He has appeared in a cameo role for every other Batman film since Batman Forever."

    [–] This is MIT grad student Katie Bouman. She led the creation of a new algorithm to produce today's scientific discovery. Sumit316 24 points ago in pics

    She did a ted talk in 2017 "How to take a picture of a black hole" - https://youtu.be/BIvezCVcsYs

    And today it happened. Huge Congratulations to her and her team. It is a wonderful achievement.

    [–] How Igloos work Sumit316 5 points ago in coolguides

    Credit goes to - u/BirdPlan

    [–] 911 operators of reddit, what call will you simply never forget? Sumit316 50 points ago in AskReddit

    This one is absolutely chilling.

    A woman named Ruth Price calls 911 to report man looking, then all of a sudden she starts screaming. There is a lot of talk about this recording being a fake, yet no one has been able to say for sure.

    There does seem to be an unusual small amount of information on the web about this, especially since it's such a traumatic event that was apparently caught on tape.

    [–] 911 operators of reddit, what call will you simply never forget? Sumit316 103 points ago in AskReddit

    I like u/way_fairer take of this situation from the same thread.

    Somewhere in an alternate universe...

    "Papa Johns, will this be for delivery or carry-out?"

    "123 Main St."

    "Ok, then. Delivery it is. What would you like?"

    "I'd like for my husband to stop beating me." (oh great, another prank call).

    "Ma'am, you've reached Papa Johns."

    "Yeah, I know. Can I have a husband who doesn't physically and emotionally abuse me?"

    "Ummm…. I'm sorry, you know you've called Papa Johns right?"

    "Yeah, do you know how long it will be?"

    "Ok, Ma'am, is everything ok over there? Do you want a pizza or not?"

    "Yes, I do."

    "..And if you call 911 he'll just kill you when he gets out of jail but a drunk man will stop anything to eat a pizza?" (moment of realization)

    "Yes, that's correct. Do you know how long it will be?"

    "I have a delivery man about a mile from your location. Is there any parmesan cheese in your house?"

    "Nope."

    "We've got you covered. Thank you for calling Papa Johns."

    "See you soon, thanks!"

    [–] 911 operators of reddit, what call will you simply never forget? Sumit316 8697 points ago in AskReddit

    Reminds of the story of Aaron Fraser.

    In January 1993, his mother, Bonnie Haim, had vanished. Police suspected her husband, Aaron’s father, Michael Haim, of killing his wife. Those suspicions started with what Aaron, who was then 3, had told authorities.

    “Daddy hurt her,” Aaron had said, the Times-Union reported. But Aaron’s own family doubted the little boy’s foggy account, and no physical evidence tied Michael to the crime.

    20 years later he dug his backyard to find his mother's skull that would eventually lead to his father’s arrest.

    Source

    [–] Brazil replaces far-right education minister with conspiracy theorist Sumit316 2010 points ago in worldnews

    Three conspiracy theorists walk into a bar

    You can't tell me that's just a coincidence.

    [–] What’s a simple thing someone can do to better their life? Sumit316 5 points ago in AskReddit

    "If we walk in the woods, we must feed mosquitoes."

    Ralph Waldo Emerson