The look in Johnny Depp’s eyes speaks to me on an emotional level.
The future is near and I have high blood pressure just thinking about it.
Tech freaks in the Netherlands created a new Rembrandt painting with a 3D printer. They used "deep learning" algorithms to analyze style and brush stroke depth. God bless them.
So I've been telling people that when they develop super robot eyes with hyper-HD and x-ray vision, I'm gonna pop the old models out of my head and roll them into the gutter. Look at this intensely painful optical illusion and see if you don't agree with me. Ouch. My brain am equal hurt!
Speaking of robot sex; a clever study showed that people will still have emotional reactions to anthropomorphic robots, even if they don't look human. How it worked: A robot tells you to touch its hand, then touch its neck, then its buttocks. Guess what. Touching a strange plastic ass makes people just as uncomfortable as the real thing.
Apparently, FBI and DHS have been flying secret surveillance missions over ABQ since last fall, sometimes spending more than an hour circling areas of the city. At least one of these planes was outfitted with FLIR thermal detection and a type of augmented reality program that overlays street data on top of live video. AP blew the whistle just last year on surveillance planes being deployed all over the country through FBI shell corporations. Boy, do I feel safe and completely comfortable with this information. I hope everyone is reading this.
Sissy, a miniature schnauzer from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, walked 20 blocks to be with her owner, who is recovering from cancer surgery at a nearby hospital. That's love, man.
More counties in Alabama are allowing gay marriage licenses after a federal ruling struck down the state's same-sex marriage ban.
On the other end of the spectrum, Oklahoma representatives voted to advance a bill that would provide immunity to clergy members who refuse to perform same-sex weddings.
Noted New York Times columnist David Carr passed away yesterday. He was 58.
FBI Director James Comey gave a talk on Thursday at Georgetown University, addressing “hard truths” police face concerning racial bias.
A group of high school kids are trying to help the homeless by making job kits.
It's Friday the 13th, y'all! And KOAT has compiled a list of strange events that have occurred on this day throughout history.
After a standoff on a California bridge, Daniel Perez was arrested and is being held after vanishing last week with his wife and four sons. His sons are safe; however, his wife's body was found in the trunk of the family's car near their home.
After a report brought attention to harsh interrogation techniques administered by the CIA, the agency's chief defends the behavior, saying it's “unknowable” if they could have gotten the same answers with conventional questioning.
Due to unanswered questions, the FBI is looking into a North Carolina teen's hanging death (after it was ruled a suicide) to see if there was foul play.
The state appeals court in Arizona dismissed Debra Jean Milke's murder charge after she was on death row for 22 years for the killing of her 4-year-old son.
A temporary restraining order placed on Ferguson police has made it mandatory that they warn protesters before using tear gas.
A couple students at UNM are getting some attention for their “social experiment” videos.
Photos and video have been released of the fire that happened at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.
Albuquerque media outlets banded together to raise funds for a single father whose house was robbed (and whose Christmas gifts for his two sons were stolen). The Christmas spirit's alive folks!
Some people really didn't like Paz Winshtein's take on the Virgen de Guadalupe.
Empty Socks, a long-lost film by Walt Disney from 1927, was discovered in a library in Norway.
A three-day truce between Israel and Palestine was interrupted after Israel reported one of their soldiers went missing in the southern Gaza Strip.
The House Republican leadership will present a new border bill today that “further tightens a 2008 trafficking law.”
The FBI are assisting authorities in Oregon in trying to find a mother who went missing seven days ago.
Former president Bill Clinton says he had the chance to kill Osama bin Laden hours before the 9/11 attacks.
After an internal investigation, it was confirmed that the CIA spied on the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Bernalillo County deputies took down an alleged drug and prostitution ring on Second and Alameda streets.
A nationwide warrant has been issued for a Las Cruces teen accused of voyeurism.
Teenager Tony Day is expected to plead guilty for the 2012 murders of his adoptive mother and her daughter in Tucumcari.
The sirens have finally died in downtown Albuquerque. Choppers are still making noise in the sky above the city from Nob Hill west to the Downtown neighborhood where today hundreds of protesters marched in protest against the most recent APD shooting. Unfortunately, James Boyd (a homeless man who was camped out in the foothills of the Sandias) is not the most recent kill by APD, simply the most high profile.
Riot gear, screaming fast police cruisers and a generally intimidating tone were the order of the day for residents of Albuquerque, a city which has become internationally famous for the brutality of its police department. Consensus is that the Duke City has one of the most dangerous, out of control police departments in the nation. The FBI has opened a criminal investigation into James Boyd's death.
Finally, all the journalism about the greatest rags-
Bueno Foods has announced a recall of its frozen green chile. Thousands of journalists struggle to not type the words "no bueno" into their headlines. Some fail.
After three years of clockwork freak-outs about it, the House quietly raised the debt ceiling "without condition" last night. Somehow, the world still hasn't ended.
Hey Albuquerque! Stop pointing laser beams at airplanes! It's all fun and games until you blind a pilot and they crash into the Simms Building.
Shia LaBeouf's new hobby is sitting in a dark room with a bag over his head, crying with strangers.
Wow, the Mac is 30?
According to FBI, Vinny Asaro has been caught in connection with the Lufthansa heist.
The debate heats up over whether to end the life of a pregnant woman in Texas who has been declared brain dead.
Could the Keystone XL pipeline bring on a new frontier in our nation's environmental politics?
Synthia Varela-Casaus pleads not guilty after being accused of kicking her 9-year-old son to death.
A former employee of Redflex, a company that manufactures red light cameras, says they paid hefty bribes to score deals in several cities in the US, including cities in New Mexico.
This flu season sees more hospitalization rates than usual.
A man in Florida has been arrested after trying to perform an exorcism on his “demon” son and then violently resisting arrest.
"Human Waste Disposal" APD cop Economidy cost the city about $300,000 by justifiably shooting a man three times in the back.
A New Mexico District Judge's decision paves the way for changes to the state's assisted suicide law.
Farmington has Blue Meth. It's real, but of low quality apparently.
An Iranian news agency is reporting that a new Snowden leak proves that since 1945 the US has been run by the same space aliens that comprised the Third Reich.
Here are some laughably misogynistic ads of yore.
Meet the "Swiss Cheese Pervert."
There was an argument over texting in a theater that ended in a fatal shooting.
Ford is going to start making aluminum trucks.
-Look! A woolly pig.
Another Juggalo lawsuit against the FBI. And DOJ.
It appears that the DEA has been backhandedly assisting the importation of muchas drogas into the US.
Kanye West punched a guy in Kim Kardashian's chiropractor's office.
Happy Blue Monday.
National security is now the FBI’s primary mission.
You can’t smoke pot in the Denver airport.
Pregnant moms who drink wine may produce calmer kids.
France thinks comic Dieudonne is less funny than Jerry Lewis.
Utah’s judiciary puts a hold on gay marriage.
Bighorn sheep make a comeback.
Penis captivus is real.
Once there was a terrible online dating profile.
One more sandwich and I will stab you.
Perfect pitch in a pill?
Somebody killed bigfoot again.
The jerky factory caught fire.
There might be more cops downtown.
The Devil Mask Robbers strike again.
New Mexico ranks poorly in economic freedom.
What’s going on today?
Happy birthday Rowan Atkinson.
Thanks to Alyx Brannock, Mark Lopez and Geoffrey Anjou for the links!
Retired FBI agent Robert Levinson has vanished in Iran, and according to AP, he was doing some work for the CIA.
The Democrats and Republicans are duking it out in the Senate … well, not physically.
Authorities say up to four people were stabbed outside the Sports Authority Field after the Denver Broncos lost to the San Diego Chargers.
A SWAT “situation” has ended peacefully after shots were reported at a home in Rio Rancho.
An Albuquerque school bus driver has been accused of punching a student in the face as he was headed home from Eisenhower Middle School.
The City has paid $900,000 to the family of an unarmed man who was shot and killed by APD in 2011.
Rio Grande High School transformed its gym into Italy for one of its students who has been battling leukemia for the past year.
You ever see a two-headed pig? I wouldn't recommend it.
A Downtown Grower's Market vendor was poked by a used needle in Robinson Park last weekend.
Live near Central Ave? Free WiFi for you then.
Cancer diagnosis spurs Walmart employee to skim from his cash register in order to pay for treatment.
Another sea monster washed up on a beach.
Smog in and around Beijing is bad. Really bad.
With some caveats, Facebook is once again allowing beheading videos to be posted.
Malcolm Gladwell (writer for The New Yorker, author of The Tipping Point) may make local independent bookstore Bookworks a stop on his tour promoting his new work David and Goliath but only if you vote (only takes five seconds) for Albuquerque/