Last week’s two-year budget agreement will provide a huge windfall for the Pentagon with the department’s base budget jumping by $165 billion through September 2019 over the statutory budget caps. But before defense officials can start spending the extra funds, lawmakers will need to rewrite the 12 fiscal 2018 appropriations bills and clear an omnibus spending package. The continuing resolution (CR) approved by the House and Senate in the early morning hours of Friday, and signed into law by President Trump, gives Congress until March 23 to complete the task.Of course, the funding largesse means negotiations over the spending bills should be less contentious than usual, with many winners and few losers, reports CQ. The $700 billion now slated for national defense this year exceeds not only the president’s FY 2018 request but funding levels in both chambers’ spending bills as well.In FY 2018, the statutory cap on defense spending will rise by $80 billion, resetting the cap at $629 billion. After adding in $71 billion for the department’s overseas contingency operations (OCO) account, which is exempt from the budget caps, total defense spending will reach $700 billion. Next year, the cap will increase by $85 billion to $647 billion; with $69 billion for OCO, total defense spending would be $716 billion in FY 2019.Air Force photo by Alejandro Peña Dan Cohen AUTHOR
Tesla Sentry Mode will play Bach’s Toccata and Fugue during a robbery (and keep Summer safe)https://t.co/wnS5qLeB2E— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 27, 2019 The Rick and Morty comment refers to a more violent form of vehicle protection. In a second-season episode of the show, Rick and Morty go inside the microverse battery of the Space Cruiser, and leave teenage Summer alone in the ship. 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2 Rick instructs the ship to “keep Summer safe,” which it does, to bloody results. If you remember the slice-and-dice scene from 1997’s Cube … yeah, like that. Let’s hope that Musk limits Sentry Mode’s reaction to damage or theft to classical music, not Rick-style vengeance.And yes, the term “Sentry Mode” is likely to sound familiar to Marvel fans — Iron Man uses the term for a feature that allows for remote-operation of his Mark XLIII armor.Rick and Morty writers are back at work, but there’s still no date for the show’s return.First published Jan. 27, 4:11 p.m. PT. Update, 6:55 p.m. PT: Adds comment from Tesla. Rough beta in 2 to 3 weeks— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 25, 2019 The best NYCC 2018 cosplay: Black Panther, Rick and Morty and more 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better 82 Photos Share your voice CNET Magazine: Check out a sample of the stories in CNET’s newsstand edition.Follow the Money: This is how digital cash is changing the way we save, shop and work. More From Roadshow 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value “Keeping Summer safe” is a pretty bloody reference for Elon Musk to make. Adult Swim Tesla’s Elon Musk knows his Rick and Morty episodes. On Saturday, Musk tweeted about the Adult Swim animated show — with a rather grim reference.”Tesla Sentry Mode will play Bach’s Toccata and Fugue during a robbery (and keep Summer safe),” the billionaire tweeted. Comments Elon Musk Tesla Electric Cars TV and Movies Car Culture Will Sentry Mode actually play Johann Sebastian Bach’s iconic Toccata and Fugue, that famed-from-horror-movies classical tune you may think of as Dracula’s theme? What exactly Sentry Mode entails is still mysterious. A Tesla rep told me in an email that the company wasn’t ready to say more than what Musk tweeted. Engadget has surmised that Sentry Mode will feature “always-on dash cam function or will switch on automatically when it senses a blow or break-in to the vehicle.”When asked about timing for the vehicle surveillance feature, Musk said on Friday he expected a “rough beta in two to three weeks.” Tesla Sentry Mode coming soon for all cars with Enhanced Autopilot https://t.co/x2buQWiABX— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) January 22, 2019 Tesla Let’s break down that sentence. Musk tweeted about Sentry Mode a few days ago, on Jan. 22, when a Tesla owner tweeted about a dent and wished the car featured “360 (degree) dash cam feature while parked.”And a Tesla owner’s wish is Musk’s command, apparently, as he responded, “Tesla Sentry Mode coming soon for all cars with Enhanced Autopilot.” Tags
Emilia ClarkeHBO Asia Official TwitterBefore Emilia Clarke became a worldwide sensation after starring as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, she faced two threatening brain aneurysms. Emilia made some serious revelations and it has made many to think about the several brain diseases and how the actress opened up about something that almost took her life.Game of Thrones season eight is going to air in April and before the final season will wrap up, show’s main lead, Emilia Clarke, has revealed that she has undergone two brain surgeries in the last eight years. This is apparently the very first time when Clarke has opened up about the disease and how it affected her personal life.Emilia Clarke wrote for The New Yorker where she talked about the very first time she felt something inside her head. As per Emilia, while doing the plank exercise with her trainer, she felt that there was something that was squeezing her brain. When she tried to ignore it, the pain got severe to that extent when she had to crawl her way to the locker room.”I reached the toilet, sank to my knees, and proceeded to be violently, voluminously ill. Meanwhile, the pain shooting, stabbing, constricting pain was getting worse. At some level, I knew what was happening: my brain was damaged.”Emilia Clarke then went on to describe the process of her diagnosis and how she ended up going through a three-hour major surgery and even spent four days in the ICU. While talking about the subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), Clarke stated that it was caused by bleeding into the space surrounding the brain. Daenerys and Jon in conversation.Game of Thrones/ TwitterWhen Emilia Clarke woke up after the operation, she learned that the procedure had failed and she had massive bleeding. It was made clear to her that the chances of her survival were pretty slim if they did not operate on her again. The second time, the doctors went through her skull to operate. After spending roughly a month in the hospital, she felt like a shell of herself.”My mind has blocked them out. But I do remember being convinced that I wasn’t going to live.”What is Subarachnoid hemorrhage?Subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding into subarachnoid space — the area between the arachnoid membrane and the Pia mater surrounding the brain. The symptoms are — severe headache, vomiting, fever, and sometimes seizures. Several patients have reported having neck pain before the diagnosis.Subarachnoid hemorrhage occurs as a result of a head injury or spontaneously. The diagnosis can be determined by a CT scan of the head of done within the first six hours.Treatment for Subarachnoid hemorrhage is prompt neurosurgery or radiologically guilder interventions. British actress Emilia Clarke poses as she arrives on May 15, 2018 for the screening of the film ‘Solo : A Star Wars Story’ at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern FranceALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty ImagesEmilia Clarke’s current health condition:As of now, Emilia Clarke is doing fine and focusing on her private as well as professional life. She is going to share screen space with Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Kit Harington in the last and final season of Game of Thrones, where she is going to portray the role of Daenerys Targaryen.