The Daily Populous

Wednesday October 3rd, 2018 day edition

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SHEBOYGAN COUNTY, Wis. – An alert pizza delivery driver helped save a woman from her abusive ex-boyfriend, police say.

Police arrested Dean Hoffmann after the pizza delivery driver noticed a woman inside the house mouthing the words "help me.".

"Gave him his pizza, and noticed behind him was his girlfriend.

According to a criminal complaint, the victim -- a 57-year-old woman -- started dating Hoffmann in 2016 and they lived together until August of 2018.

In an attempt to get away, the woman told investigators she hit Hoffmann in the groin.

The woman told investigators while she was tied up, she had trouble breathing and feared she was going to die.

"I'm grateful (the delivery driver) was paying attention, because it could have been a lot worse," said Amy Hammarlund, neighbor. »

The Rise of Netflix Competitors Has Pushed Consumers Back Toward Piracy

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A new study shows that after years of declines, BitTorrent usage and piracy is on the rise again.

But there’s another interesting tidbit buried in the firm’s report: after years of steady decline, BitTorrent usage is once again growing.

Back in 2011, Sandvine stated that BitTorrent accounted for 52.01% of upstream traffic on fixed broadband networks in North America. »

The Army May Have Found Its Next Rifle In A Colorado Garage

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The Army adopted its battle rifle in 1963 and has spent 55 years looking for a replacement for the M-16 and its variants.

The Army will run the rifle through its paces to determine if his idea is worthy of the battlefield.

And he’s not apologizing for the rifle’s humble origins in a Colorado Springs garage. »

Black holes ruled out as universe’s missing dark matter

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The results suggest that none of the universe’s dark matter consists of heavy black holes, or any similar object, including massive compact halo objects, so-called MACHOs.

“I can imagine it being two types of black holes, very heavy and very light ones, or black holes and new particles.

“What was intriguing is that the masses of the black holes in the LIGO event were right where black holes had not yet been excluded as dark matter,” Seljak said. »