The Daily Populous

Tuesday May 22nd, 2018 day edition

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According to the Tampa Bay Times, a Florida man climbed on top a piece of equipment at a Clearwater Beach playground Sunday and yelled at a bunch of children in the area.

He was apparently screaming at the children about where babies come from.

Police took 30-year-old Otis Dawayne Ryan into custody on a charge of disorderly conduct.

The incident occurred about 3 p.m. Sunday.

Officers said Ryan at first was approaching tourists and making inappropriate comments to women in an effort to get their male partners to confront him.

An officer in the area was observing this behavior.

Court records show that Ryan was found guilty, fined $118, and ordered to stay away from the park before he was released. »

'The Expanse' Revived for Season 4 at Amazon

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Sources say Bezos is a big fan of the book and was livid that the TV series went to NBCUniversal-owned Syfy.

The move is said to have ignited Bezos' demand that Amazon Studios brass find the company's version of Game of Thrones.

In The Expanse's case, Amazon had SVOD rights, making a move to a different outlet more challenging. »

Comcast website bug leaks Xfinity customer data

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A bug in Comcast's website used to activate Xfinity routers can return sensitive information on the company's customers.

Saini, who previously discovered an Uber two-factor bypass bug and a flaw in India's national biometric database, told ZDNet about the bug.

The other customer was using his own router -- and the site didn't return the Wi-Fi network name or password. »

Levees Make Mississippi River Floods Worse, But We Keep Building Them

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The resulting floods are more severe than they would have been without the levees, which then drives people to build more levees, driving a "hydrologic spiral" of flooding, levees, more flooding and higher levees.

After the great flood of 1927, Congress required the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build a massive system of levees and dams on the Lower Mississippi.

A study published earlier this year attempted to quantify the effect of that infrastructure on flooding. »

Senators Demand FCC Answer for Fake Comments After Realizing Their Identities Were Stolen

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Senators Jeff Merkley, Democrat of Oregon, and Pat Toomey, Republican of Pennsylvania, are among the estimated “two million Americans” whose identities were used to file comments to the FCC without their consent.

“We encourage the FCC to determine who facilitated these fake comments,” the letter continues.

“While we understand and agree with the need to protect individuals’ privacy, we request that the FCC share with the public the total number of fake comments that were filed.”. »