“Dances With Wolves” was one of the least interesting things he ever did

July 29th, 2016

NPR The Two-Way: David Bald Eagle, Lakota Chief, Musician, Cowboy And Actor, Dies At 97.

Check out the MetaFilter thread with more interesting links. I haven’t had time to read them all, but I’m going to watch at least parts of Dave Bald Eagle Interview produced by the WoLakota Project.

My God, it’s full of stars!

July 28th, 2016

The Guardian: Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2016 shortlist – in pictures.

“Gorgeous galaxies and stunning stars make up this selection of pictures from the shortlisted entries for this year’s Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year award. The winners will be announced on 15 September, and an exhibition of the winning images will be will be displayed in a free exhibition at the Royal Observatory Greenwich’s Astronomy Centre from 17 September”.

Link via (and heading shamelessly stolen from) MetaFilter.

Unter Behördenaufsicht

July 27th, 2016

Deutsche Welle: Attentäter trug elektronische Fußfessel.

“Einer der Angreifer, die in Frankreich einen Priester in einer Kirche töteten, stand wegen Terrorverdachts unter ständiger Behördenaufsicht. Er hatte mehrmals versucht, nach Syrien zu gelangen.”

I’m ready for the bad news to stop now

July 26th, 2016

Deutsche Welle, English:

Munich shooting – teenager kills nine and himself.

“Police currently believe that an 18-year-old German-Iranian acted alone, killing nine people and then himself. They have not yet identified a motive; the man had no criminal record. Munich spent hours under lockdown.”

The ‘darknet’ and the Munich murder weapon.

“German police said that the 18-year-old Munich gunman had procured his weapon through an online black market site. British journalist Jamie Bartlett tells DW about the murky world of black market e-commerce.”

‘Syrian asylum seeker’ behind Ansbach bomb blast.

“A Syrian asylum seeker who had previously tried to commit suicide has been cited as the man who was killed in an “intentional” bombing in the Bavarian town of Ansbach. Officials are investigating any terrorist links.”

Shots heard at university hospital in Berlin Steglitz.

“Police have confirmed that a patient shot a doctor at a clinic in Berlin before killing himself. The doctor has died as a result of his injuries, but police said there are no signs the shooting was linked to terrorism.”

At least one dead in French church hostage taking.

“Several people were taken hostage by two men with knives in a Catholic church in the Normandy region of France. A priest was killed and another hostage badly wounded. The assailants had since been ‘neutralized.'”

Deutsche Welle, Deutsch

Festnahme nach Amoklauf in München.

“Die Polizei hat einen Freund des Amokläufers von München als möglichen Mitwisser festgenommen. Gegen den 16-Jährigen wird wegen Nichtanzeigens einer Straftat ermittelt. Unterdessen werden Details über den Täter bekannt.”

Darknet-Experte: “Alles unter dem Mantel der Anonymität”.

“Der Todesschütze von München besorgte sich seine Pistole im Darknet. Diesen digitalen Untergrund hat der Brite Jamie Bartlett intensiv erforscht. Im DW-Interview erläutert er, wie der illegale Handel abläuft.”

Sprengsatz in der Innenstadt von Ansbach explodiert: Ein Toter, zwölf Verletzte.

“Ein Toter bei einer Explosion im bayerischen Ansbach: Die Behörden sprechen in der Nacht von einem Sprengsatz. Hintergründe sind noch unklar. Ziel war möglicherweise ein Musikfestival. Offenbar kam der Täter ums Leben.”

Tödliche Schüsse auf Arzt in Berliner Klinik.

“Im Benjamin-Franklin-Krankenhaus im Stadtteil Steglitz hat ein Patient auf einen Mediziner gefeuert und ihn tödlich verletzt. Der Täter tötete sich danach selbst. Laut Berliner Polizei war es kein Anschlag.”

Hollande: Geiselnahme in Kirche war Terroranschlag.

“In der Normandie haben bewaffnete Männer mehrere Menschen gekidnappt. Eine Geisel wurde getötet. Spezialkräfte der Polizei erschossen die Angreifer. Der IS bekannte sich zu der Tat, Frankreichs Präsident ist entsetzt.”

FLOTUS & POTUS

July 25th, 2016

I don’t think I’ve linked to any of the videos here, but I’ve been a fan of James Cordon’s carpool karaoke for a while. His latest guest was the First Lady of the United States:

The Late Late Show with James Corden: First Lady Michelle Obama Carpool Karaoke. (YouTube, 15 minutes)

Bonus link: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: “Just Tell Him You’re The President”