26-year-old Americans are now more likely to live with parents than a spouse

In 1968 78% of 26-year-olds in the U.S. lived with a spouse, and 12% lived with their parents. By 2018 30% lived with parents and only 24% lived with a spouse.

From Apartment List:

Starting with 2007 – the year before the collapse of the housing market bubble – we see the beginning of a steady divergence in young adult housing composition that has continued to the present-day. This is a period characterized by economic recession, ballooning student debt, and even as the economy recovered, a dearth of affordable housing options in the cities with the best job opportunities. All of these factors put downward pressure on young adults who, in previous generations, would have been ready to start their own households. Instead, 25-34-year-olds2 today are 46 percent more likely to live with a parent than in 2007, 32 percent more likely to move in with a partner before getting married, and 19 percent more likely to have a non-family roommate. In contrast, the likelihood of living with a spouse or a child have declined steadily, as cultural norms around marriage and education have encouraged millennials to start families later in life.

Former West Des Moines Business Owner Guilty of All Charges in Hidden Camera Case

DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A former West Des Moines business owner could spend more than 30 years in prison for recording underage girls in the restroom at his store on a hidden camera.

A jury convicted Robert Kuhn on three counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and three counts of Invasion of Privacy on Thursday.  He faces up to 36 years in prison.  He will be sentenced on November 14th.

Kuhn was accused of setting up a hidden camera in the restroom at Wayback Records in the Valley Junction district.  He was arrested in December 2017 when an underage girl discovered the camera after Kuhn sent her to try on clothes in the restroom.

Kuhn went on trial for the first time in July 2019 but a mistrial was declared after Kuhn attempted suicide by walking into traffic on I-235.  After his release from a metro hospital he was held in the Polk County Jail for the duration of his second trial.

Former West Des Moines Businessman Guilty of All Charges in Hidden Camera Case

DES MOINES, Iowa  —  A former West Des Moines business owner could spend more than 30 years in prison for recording underage girls in the restroom at his store on a hidden camera.

A jury convicted Robert Kuhn on three counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and three counts of Invasion of Privacy on Thursday.  He faces up to 36 years in prison.  He will be sentenced on November 14th.

Kuhn was accused of setting up a hidden camera in the restroom at Wayback Records in the Valley Junction district.  He was arrested in December 2017 when an underage girl discovered the camera after Kuhn sent her to try on clothes in the restroom.

Kuhn went on trial for the first time in July 2019 but a mistrial was declared after Kuhn attempted suicide by walking into traffic on I-235.  After his release from a metro hospital he was held in the Polk County Jail for the duration of his second trial.

Instagram launches ‘Threads’ messaging app just for friends

Instagram launches ‘Threads’ messaging app just for friends

A Snapchat knockoff for ‘close friends’ that shares your location data with Mark Zuckerberg? Sign me up!

Facebook-owned Instagram today launched a messaging app that automatically shares your status with your friends based on location, accelerometer, and battery level. The app is available on iOS and Android, is owned by Facebook, and wants to track your location and movement all the time. What could go wrong?

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From the Instagram announcement:

Over the last few years, we’ve introduced several new ways to share visually on Instagram and connect with people you care about – from sharing everyday moments on Stories to visual messages on Direct. But for your smaller circle of friends, we saw the need to stay more connected throughout the day, so you can communicate what you’re doing and how you’re feeling through photos and videos. That’s why we built Threads, a new way to message with close friends in a dedicated, private space.

Threads is a standalone app designed with privacy, speed, and your close connections in mind. You can share photos, videos, messages, Stories, and more with your Instagram close friends list. You are in control of who can reach you on Threads, and you can customize the experience around the people who matter most.

There’s a story at Techcrunch. More from Twitter, below.

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NEBRASKA HAS SHARPEST LOOKING STATE PATROL CRUISER

Nebraska State Troopers drive the best looking patrol cars in the country.

That’s according to the American Association of State Troopers who presented the award for its “Best Looking Cruiser” contest to the Nebraska State Patrol.

The NSP won the national contest earlier this year based on the votes of law enforcement supporters throughout the United States.

The NSP photo featured the cruiser of Trooper Clint Zost, parked near Highway 75 in southeast Nebraska as a tornado touched down in a field nearby.

“If you look at the photo, everybody thought that that tornado was photoshopped, but it’s what troopers do every day. He was out doing his job,” said John Bagnardi, of the American Association of State Troopers. “

The pictured was viewed 90,000 times per day on their website.

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Introduction to the dark, cinematic, and magickal music microgenre of Dungeon Synth

I love it when the name of a musical genre gives you an instantaneous understanding of what it is. (See “Mallwave.”) Until today, I hadn’t heard of the Dungeon Synth microgenre but instantly had a visceral understanding of it. From The B-Side:

A microgenre found at the mysterious intersection of old-school electronic music, synthesizer-based movie and video game soundtracks, and second-wave black metal, dungeon synth is quite a strange place to be. Melancholy, lo-fidelity, synthesizer albums recorded by artists like Mortiis, Depressive Silence, and Lamentation in the 1990s set the template for the genre, but never really circulated that far out of the black metal underground world. More recently, dungeon synth has made quite the comeback on platforms like Bandcamp, lurking in the weirder corners of the digital realm, and you should be listening.

On Dangerous Paths: An Introduction to Dungeon Synth(The B-Side via Metafilter)

Border officers mistakenly gave Meng Wanzhou’s phone passcodes to RCMP: Crown

VANCOUVER – Canadian border guards mistakenly gave the RCMP passcodes to electronic devices belonging to Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou, a Crown prosecutor said Tuesday.

Officers with the Canada Border Services Agency questioned Meng for three hours at Vancouver’s airport before the RCMP executed a provisional arrest warrant on Dec. 1, 2018.

Border officers seized Meng’s cellphones, tablet and other devices and wrote down her passcodes on a piece of paper that they handed to the RCMP when she was arrested.

The border agency later realized it had made a mistake and told the RCMP the codes could not be used or shared because they’d been obtained during a CBSA examination, a Crown lawyer said.

“The fact of an error in the process is not an air of reality that the process was a sham,” Diba Majzub told a British Columbia Supreme Court judge.

The Chinese tech giant’s chief financial officer was arrested at the request of the United States, which is seeking her extradition on fraud charges linked to the alleged violation of sanctions against Iran.

Meng’s arrest has sparked a diplomatic crisis between Canada and China. She denies any wrongdoing and her lawyers are in court seeking further documents ahead of her extradition trial in January.

Her lawyers allege that border officers, the RCMP and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conspired to conduct a “covert criminal investigation” at the airport and violate her charter rights.

It’s unclear when exactly the border agency informed police that it had mistakenly provided the passcodes.

The RCMP responded that it had not used the codes but it could not return them because they had already formed part of the evidence before a judge, Majzub said.

Justice Heather Holmes questioned whether the fact that the border agency made a misstep and later tried to repair its error lent an “air of reality” to the defence’s arguments.

“If we scrutinize any process … there might be errors,” Majzub insisted. “It was not a deliberate action but an error.”

Following Meng’s arrest, the FBI made an email request for records of Meng’s travel through Vancouver’s airport and for any reports detailing her examination by border officers.

Canada’s border agency provided the traveller records but told the FBI that it would have to request the reports through a judicial process called a mutual legal assistance treaty.

“Two irresistible conclusions flow from this response: Firstly, no information obtained from the secondary examination was provided by the CBSA to the FBI,” Mazjub said.

“And the more crucial point is this: given the FBI made a request for the information through formal channels in the days following the border examination, there is no merit to any assertion of a conspiracy with the CBSA prior to the applicant’s arrival at the airport.”

Meng’s lawyers also argue that border officers should have immediately executed the arrest warrant rather than questioning her.

Majzub told the judge that border guards are required by law to conduct an admissibility examination on all travellers entering Canada and they aren’t legally empowered to arrest people under the Extradition Act.

The Crown has provided 150 examples of cases in which border officers were involved but were not the ones to execute such warrants, he added.

He also stated that there is a legal line between a customs and immigration examination and an investigation of a criminal offence in Canada, and before that line is reached, charter rights are not engaged.

“There was never a danger of that line being crossed,” Majzub said. “There was no criminal investigation in Canada. … They’re entitled to go as far as they need to determine whether she’s inadmissible.”

The defence has argued that border guards seized the devices and questioned Meng about Huawei’s business dealings in Iran in order to further the U.S. case against her.

However, Majzub said border officers went as far as they did because they had legitimate concerns about possible criminality and national security.

“The CBSA is required to treat allegations of foreign criminality seriously. The fact of the examination is evidence the CBSA was doing its job,” he said.

The border agency is legally entitled to seize electronic devices and it did not search them in this case, he added.

Meng, who is also the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, is free on bail and living in her multimillion-dollar house in Vancouver while she awaits her trial.

As she was leaving her home Tuesday morning, she thanked Chinese-language media in her mother tongue and noted that it was a national holiday that marks the creation of the People’s Republic of China.

“For the 70th anniversary of my motherland, I wish my mother country a happy birthday, prosperity and for it to be big and strong,” she said.

“Wherever we are, our hearts are forever with our motherland. Thank you everyone, thank you.”

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 1, 2019.

Laura Kane, The Canadian Press

RCMP gave FBI serial numbers, other details about Meng Wanzhou’s phones: defence

VANCOUVER – A lawyer for Huawei Technologies executive Meng Wanzhou says the RCMP illegally passed on serial numbers and other crucial identifying details of her cellphones, laptop and tablet to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Scott Fenton says Mounties provided technical information that enables U.S. authorities to find out calls made and received, phone numbers, time and duration of calls and the physical location of cell towers where the calls were connected. 

Meng’s lawyers are in British Columbia Supreme Court seeking documents that they believe would prove allegations that American and Canadian officials conspired to conduct a “covert criminal investigation” at Vancouver’s airport.

The United States is seeking Meng’s extradition on fraud charges linked to alleged violations of sanctions against Iran, which both she and Huawei deny.

She was arrested during a stopover at the Vancouver International Airport on Dec. 1, 2018.

Lawyers for the Canadian government argued this week that there is no indication of improper evidence sharing between the FBI, RCMP and Canada Border Services Agency.

However, Fenton says RCMP violated the Extradition Act and Meng’s constitutional rights when it passed on the details of her devices to U.S. law enforcement.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 3, 2019.

The Canadian Press


Total War: WARHAMMER II – The Hunter & The Beast is now on Linux, plus The Empire Undivided update

Total War: WARHAMMER II – The Hunter & The Beast is now on Linux, plus The Empire Undivided update

Tags: DLC, Feral Interactive, New Release, Update

Feral Interactive have updated their port of Total War: WARHAMMER II for Linux to bring The Empire Undivided update and The Hunter & The Beast DLC is now supported.

The Empire Undivided free content update is huge, so big it has a long dedicated post to it on the Total War blog. There’s masses of bug fixes and overall balance improvements but also some huge feature adjustments too. The biggest changes looks like it happened for the Mortal Empires Campaign, which is what you get free if you own both Total War: WARHAMMER and Total War: WARHAMMER II. A big territory rework with 12 new regions, huge forts to battle through and empire factions now have access to the reworked Empire tech tree. The Empire Offices system was thrown out too, replaced with a new authority system. There’s a huge amount more to it, so do take a read if you’re interested in the full details.

On top of that, Total War: WARHAMMER II – The Hunter & The Beast paid DLC is also now available for the Linux version.

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The Hunter & The Beast DLC adds in:

  • Two richly themed new Legendary Lords lead their own factions: Markus Wulfhart leads the Huntsmarshal’s Expedition (Empire), and Nakai The Wanderer leads the Spirit of the Jungle
  • Each Legendary Lord brings their own unique faction mechanics, quest-chains, legendary items, skill-trees and campaign narrative
  • Devastating new ranged units, mobile gunpowder batteries and fabled Hunter Heroes for the Huntsmarshal’s Expedition
  • Towering new Dread Saurians, the largest beasts to walk the world of Total War: WARHAMMER, plus new Kroxigors, Razordons and Rites for Spirit of the Jungle
  • New Regiments of Renown to unlock, recruit and field

That’s not all, the Total War: WARHAMMER II – Gor-Rok DLC is also now supported in the Linux version. This is a free DLC launched on September 11 that adds in the Great White Lizard “Gor-Rok”, a powerful defensive warrior who has a number of unique skills granting him a range of bonuses including Perfect Vigour, Physical Resistance, Terror and Regeneration.

Finally, Feral say the latest updates fix an issue preventing certain mods running like Grimhammer II as well as a “number of minor issues”.

You can pick up Total War: WARHAMMER II plus DLC on the Humble Store, Feral Store and Steam.

On a somewhat related note, if you missed it Total War Saga: TROY was also recently announced by Creative Assembly and SEGA with Feral Interactive confirming a Linux port will also be coming.

Article from GamingOnLinux.com
Total War: WARHAMMER II – The Hunter & The Beast is now on Linux, plus The Empire Undivided update

Total War: WARHAMMER II – The Hunter & The Beast is now on Linux, plus The Empire Undivided update

Tags: DLC, Feral Interactive, New Release, Update

Feral Interactive have updated their port of Total War: WARHAMMER II for Linux to bring The Empire Undivided update and The Hunter & The Beast DLC is now supported.

The Empire Undivided free content update is huge, so big it has a long dedicated post to it on the Total War blog. There’s masses of bug fixes and overall balance improvements but also some huge feature adjustments too. The biggest changes looks like it happened for the Mortal Empires Campaign, which is what you get free if you own both Total War: WARHAMMER and Total War: WARHAMMER II. A big territory rework with 12 new regions, huge forts to battle through and empire factions now have access to the reworked Empire tech tree. The Empire Offices system was thrown out too, replaced with a new authority system. There’s a huge amount more to it, so do take a read if you’re interested in the full details.

On top of that, Total War: WARHAMMER II – The Hunter & The Beast paid DLC is also now available for the Linux version.

Total War: WARHAMMER II - The Hunter & The Beast is now on Linux, plus The Empire Undivided update 4

The Hunter & The Beast DLC adds in:

  • Two richly themed new Legendary Lords lead their own factions: Markus Wulfhart leads the Huntsmarshal’s Expedition (Empire), and Nakai The Wanderer leads the Spirit of the Jungle
  • Each Legendary Lord brings their own unique faction mechanics, quest-chains, legendary items, skill-trees and campaign narrative
  • Devastating new ranged units, mobile gunpowder batteries and fabled Hunter Heroes for the Huntsmarshal’s Expedition
  • Towering new Dread Saurians, the largest beasts to walk the world of Total War: WARHAMMER, plus new Kroxigors, Razordons and Rites for Spirit of the Jungle
  • New Regiments of Renown to unlock, recruit and field

That’s not all, the Total War: WARHAMMER II – Gor-Rok DLC is also now supported in the Linux version. This is a free DLC launched on September 11 that adds in the Great White Lizard “Gor-Rok”, a powerful defensive warrior who has a number of unique skills granting him a range of bonuses including Perfect Vigour, Physical Resistance, Terror and Regeneration.

Finally, Feral say the latest updates fix an issue preventing certain mods running like Grimhammer II as well as a “number of minor issues”.

You can pick up Total War: WARHAMMER II plus DLC on the Humble Store, Feral Store and Steam.

On a somewhat related note, if you missed it Total War Saga: TROY was also recently announced by Creative Assembly and SEGA with Feral Interactive confirming a Linux port will also be coming.

Article from GamingOnLinux.com