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Wednesday August 4th, 2021 evening edition

image for Why did Lauren Boebert lead a late-night Capitol tour three weeks before Jan. 6?

There are several unanswered questions about this visit, which appears to have violated normal Capitol protocol in various ways.

It's not clear who authorized it, since Boebert was not yet a member of Congress and had no official standing in D.C.

It's perhaps even stranger that it occurred on a Saturday night, when the Capitol complex is closed.

Later, in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack, Boebert repeatedly denied rumors that she had offered "reconnaissance tours" to would-be rioters shortly before that event.

But her ambiguous comments appeared to avoid any specific discussion of this unexplained December tour.

A maskless Capitol Police officer accompanied Boebert's mother and teenage son to the observation deck at the top of the Capitol Dome for a photo taken by a fourth person, presumably Boebert herself.

In a January interview with Salon, Boebert denied giving "reconnaissance tours" on Jan. 5, the day before the Capitol assault, saying, "I did not. »

Disney employees, nurse among 17 arrested in Central Florida child predator sting – KIRO 7 News Seattle

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POLK COUNTY, Fla. — Seventeen people, including three Walt Disney World employees and a registered nurse, were arrested in a six-day undercover child predator sting by Central Florida authorities.

The 17 people arrested face 49 felonies and two misdemeanors, the television station reported.

“He left his girlfriend, who is seven months pregnant with his child, to have sex with a child,” Judd told reporters. »

AMD + Valve Working On New Linux CPU Performance Scaling Design

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AMD hasn't traditionally worked on the Linux CPU frequency scaling code as much as Intel does to their P-State scaling driver and other areas of power management at large.

It's also possible AMD has been working on better improvements around the now-default Schedutil governor for scheduler utilization data in making CPU frequency scaling decisions.In any case, we are excited to see the AMD+Valve power/performance scaling improvements come to Linux.

If it's indeed leveraging ACPI CPPC, these Linux AMD platform improvements should benefit all Zen 2 hardware and newer (Zen 1 and prior lacking CPPC).Hopefully AMD and Valve continue cooperating about further Linux optimizations both for on the CPU and graphics side. »

Maine bans toxic ‘forever chemicals’ under groundbreaking new law

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Maine has enacted a groundbreaking law that will ban the use of toxic PFAS compounds in all products by 2030, except in instances deemed “currently unavoidable”.

PFAS, or per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are typically used to make products water and stain resistant.

The law requires manufacturers that intentionally add PFAS to products sold in Maine to report their use to the Maine department of environmental quality beginning in 2023. »