Forensic psychologist reveals why software engineer’s childhood drove him to stab his doting parents

Reid called emergency services himself after the gruesome act, telling a telephone operator he had unsuccessfully committed a murder suicide after he was unable to go through with taking his own life

The brutal stabbing death of two doting parents has baffled family members, investigators and the community, who have struggled to find a reason why the couple’s adult son lashed out.

But renowned forensic neuropsychologist Dr Susan Pulman, believes she now has the answer after being brought in to assess the knifeman’s mental state.

David Reid, 48, pleaded guilty in May to the manslaughter of his parents Diana, 71,

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Alcohol tax funds, timekeeping software on county agenda


Timekeeping software and special funds allocations are among the items on the Saline County Commission agenda for Tuesday.

About the meeting

Saline County Commission is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday in room 107 of the City-County Building, 300 W. Ash Street. The meetings also can be viewed on Saline County’s YouTube channel:

To participate in the meetings, citizens will need to use the Zoom link. Use the following link and put in the Meeting ID and passcode:

Meeting ID: 968 3581 9901

Passcode: 144636

For further information, contact the County Commission’s Office

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Software entrepreneur funds solar projects in Minneapolis

The electric bill will drop considerably for the next 25 to 30 years at Liberty Community Church in north Minneapolis, thanks to a suburban solar entrepreneur.

Amber Naqvi, a grateful immigrant, IT professional and solar-software firm owner, this fall had solar systems installed at Liberty’s two campuses at 2100 Emerson Av. N. and 3700 Bryant Av. N.

“It’s quite a Christmas present,” said the Rev. Alika Galloway, who added that the solar array fits Liberty’s mission as a seven-day-a-week center for spiritual and physical healing, health and wellness, technology, community gardening and youth programs.

Eventually, the two Liberty Church complexes

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Sun Country: Multiple flights canceled at MSP Airport Tuesday to implement software update

According to the company early, a third-party software outage impacted the company’s operations and caused cancelations and delays. However, Operations team members worked with the FAA to get the rest of Monday’s flights off the ground. 

The airline said that the third-party program involved in the outage is a tool that tracks flight operations, such as flight timing and crew scheduling.  

The company stated Tuesday they worked with their software provider to fix the issue quickly and believe a solution to permanently resolve the issue has been found.  

However, for Sun Country to implement the solution, the company states it

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Ray-Ban Stories get software update adding Facebook Messenger support

The Ray-Ban Stories smart glasses are getting the ability to let you send and receive Facebook Messenger messages right from your face, according to a Wednesday post by Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg. He says that the features being rolled out are just the beginning for the product, which was made in partnership with eyewear titan Luxottica.

Zuckerberg says that you’ll be able to use the glasses’ built-in mics, speakers, and assistant to send messages, have messages read out to you, and make audio calls using Facebook Messenger. He also promises that more updates will be coming in 2022.

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U.S. builds new software tool to predict actions that could draw China’s ire

HONOLULU, Hawaii, Dec 15 (Reuters) – U.S. military commanders in the Pacific have built a software tool to predict how the Chinese government will react to U.S. actions in the region like military sales, U.S.-backed military activity and even congressional visits to hotspots like Taiwan.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks was briefed on the new tool during a visit to the United States Indo-Pacific Command in Hawaii on Tuesday.

“With the spectrum of conflict and the challenge sets spanning down into the grey zone. What you see is the need to be looking at a far broader set of

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VW’s 3.0 ID. software update improves quick charge time by nine minutes

VW is preparing a software update for its ID. series electric cars that increases peak charging speed from 125kW to 135kW on the largest 77kWh battery.

The 3.0 software also includes improvements to navigation, voice control, and driver assistance.

While 10kW might sound like a minor improvement (only 8%), it actually cuts charge time from 38 minutes to 29 minutes for a 5–80% charge. The reason for this is a significant shift in charge curve and a slower taper.

Batteries typically charge fastest when they are close to empty, and charging needs to slow down as the battery gets fuller.

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Asana CEO Dustin Moskovitz is buying the dip in a roller-coaster year

Asana CEO and Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz


Dustin Moskovitz is buying the dip. Again.

The billionaire co-founder and CEO of cloud software vendor Asana bought $81 million worth of the company’s stock this week as part of a pre-arranged trading plan, bringing his purchases for the month to over $195 million, according to SEC filings.

The transactions follow a plunge in the value of Asana, which had been the highest of tech flyers this year prior to a broad selloff in high-multiple software and internet stocks. Since hitting a record

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The Log4J Software Flaw Is ‘Christmas Come Early’ for Cybercriminals

Researchers have just identified a security flaw in a software program called Log4J, widely used by a host of private, commercial and government entities to record details ranging from usernames and passwords to credit card transactions. Since the glitch was found last weekend, the cybersecurity community has been scrambling to protect applications, services, infrastructure and even Internet of Things devices from criminals—who are already taking advantage of the vulnerability.

“For cybercriminals this is Christmas come early, because the sky’s the limit,” says Theresa Payton, a former White House chief information officer and the CEO of Fortalice Solutions, a cybersecurity consulting

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