An Alabama law enforcement officer has gone viral because he an uncanny resemblance to “The Jungle Cruise” star. So much so that when the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office posted a picture of Patrol Lieutenant Eric Fields on Facebook, the responses poured in.”It’s cool that the Rock looks like the real hero, Lt. Fields!,” one person wrote.”Can he swing by my house, I need to confirm he looks like the Rock as well,” one woman commented.”He sure does, can u smell what the rock is cooking,” wrote another.The Facebook post led to a TikTok video that currently has 1.6 million views.”That’s Dwayne The Cop Johnson,” on TikTok user commented.According to Alabama news outlet AL.com, Lt. Fields has worked with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office for 17 years in various roles.”I’ve been called The Rock and Vin Diesel’s love child,” Fields told AL.com. “I go along with it. It’s humorous. It’s flattering. It could be worse people, I guess.”
SpaceX moon mission billionaire is launching to the ISS: How to watch live – CNET
Yusaku Maezawa has been documenting his journey to space on his YouTube channel. YouTube still/Yusaku Maezawa Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa will soon achieve his dream of heading to space. The mega-rich founder of clothing house Zozo and his production assistant are heading to the International Space Station this week as part of the Soyuz…
Yusaku Maezawa has been documenting his journey to space on his YouTube channel.
YouTube still/Yusaku Maezawa
Japanese billionaire entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa will soon achieve his dream of heading to space. The mega-rich founder of clothing house Zozo and his production assistant are heading to the International Space Station this week as part of the Soyuz MS-20 mission. We have all the details you need to follow along live right here.Maezawa’s space ambitions have been well documented over the last four years, with the announcement he would become the first paying customer to travel aboard the SpaceX Starship around the moon. That mission, “dearMoon,” is scheduled for a 2023 launch and will take up to eight artists ‘further than any other human has travelled before’ as it flies around the moon.
Get the CNET Science newsletter
Unlock the biggest mysteries of our planet and beyond with the CNET Science newsletter. Delivered Mondays.
But first, Maezawa is going off-planet atop Russia’s workhorse rocket, the Soyuz 2.1a, inside a Soyuz capsule. The MS-20 launch is scheduled to lift off from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 11:38 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Dec. 7 (2:38 a.m. ET, Dec. 8). You can watch the launch on NASA TV, live. We have that stream just below:
Maezawa will be flying with his production assistant, Yozo Hirano, and documenting the mission for his YouTube channel. The mission commander will be Alexander Misurkin, a cosmonaut with Russia’s space agency, Roscosmos, who will be flying to space for the third time. The tourists will stay aboard the ISS for 12 days before returning to Earth in the Soyuz capsule. “I’m so curious ‘what’s life like in space’?” said Maezawa in a press release back in May. Maezawa and Hirano paid for the trip via space tourism company Space Adventures. The company has sent seven customers to space on eight missions, with Charles Simonyi, a Microsoft software engineer, taking two trips in 2007 and 2009. This space tourism mission also follows the Soyuz launch of a Russian film crew duo back in October. The pair spent 12 days on the station shooting a film currently titled “The Challenge,” which is yet to receive a release date. Tom Cruise is also expected to head to orbit for his own shoot, with NASA and SpaceX partnering to make Mr. Mission Impossible an astronaut.
Amazon’s latest Fire Tablet discount makes it cheaper than Black Friday’s deal – CNET
Sarah Tew/CNET One of my favorite things to buy at Trader Joe’s for the holiday is the Chocolate Passport. It’s eight chocolate bars, each from a different country, and I genuinely look forward to testing it out with friends and family when we gather. Today, Amazon gave me a weird choice. I could order a…
One of my favorite things to buy at Trader Joe’s for the holiday is the Chocolate Passport. It’s eight chocolate bars, each from a different country, and I genuinely look forward to testing it out with friends and family when we gather. Today, Amazon gave me a weird choice. I could order a two-pack of my Chocolate Passport instead of picking it up the next time I was in the store, or I could spend nearly the exact same amount of money on a full Fire tablet to download movies on before I fly to visit family next week.Prime Day and Black Friday are usually the best two times of the year to buy Amazon’s hardware for its cheapest pricing, but that’s not the case this year. Both of those times have already passed, but the best deal has actually just arrived — as long as you don’t mind buying two of them. During Black Friday we saw the Fire 7 drop down to $35, but with the code 2SAVE10 you can get each of them for just $30.There are a bunch of other Fire tablet deals as well, like the Fire HD 8 for $55, Fire HD 10 for $100 and more. Several of these are also eligible for the additional discount using the code 2SAVE10 and if you have an older Fire tablet lying around you could trade it in for an extra 20% discount.We’re not sure how long these discounts will last, so if you’re interested in picking one of these up you should do so sooner rather than later.
Subscribe to our daily spotlight on the best tech deals on the web — from phones to tablets and more.
5 Prayers for desperate students during final exams
Sometimes during final exams we may need a little extra help!Whenever exam time rolls around each semester, students often become desperate, hoping and praying that they will pass their exams.While God may not give you the answers to your exam questions, he doesn’t mind giving you a little extra grace at exam time that will…
Sometimes during final exams we may need a little extra help!Whenever exam time rolls around each semester, students often become desperate, hoping and praying that they will pass their exams.While God may not give you the answers to your exam questions, he doesn’t mind giving you a little extra grace at exam time that will help you approach the exam with peace.Whatever happens, give it all to God.Here is a short collection of prayers that you can say to ask God for some extra grace during your exams.Prayer of St. Thomas AquinasCreator of all things, true source of light and wisdom, origin of all being, graciously let a ray of your light penetrate the darkness of my understanding. Take from me the double darkness in which I have been born, the obscurity of sin and ignorance. Give me a keen understanding, a retentive memory, and the ability to grasp things correctly and fundamentally. Grant me the talent of being exact in my explanations and the ability to express myself with thoroughness and charm. Point out the beginning, direct the progress, and help in the completion. I ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.Prayer to St. Rita before a testSaint Rita,In your company,I present myself to God, the wise Creator of the universe,the light of human mind.To learn through application in my studies,I will need attention:help me focus,you who were always so collected.I crave the internal peace to tame the passions,the external calm to avoid intemperance.I need intuition:the easy comprehension of essential. I need to memorize:help me to remember. Most of all, help me learn through my studies about the divine life,so I can live my time on Earth and in eternity.For all this Saint Rita,entrust me to the goodnessof Jesus and the Holy Virgin.Thank you.Amen.Prayer to Mary, Seat of WisdomUnder your patronage, dear Mother, and calling on the mystery of your Immaculate Conception, I desire to pursue my studies and my literary labors: I hereby solemnly declare that I am giving myself to these studies chiefly to the following end:that I may the better contribute to the glory of God and to the promotion of your veneration among all people.I ask you, therefore, most loving Mother, who are the Seat of Wisdom, to bless my labors in your loving-kindness.Moreover I promise with true affection and a willing spirit, as it is right that I should do, to ascribe all the good that shall come to me there from, wholly to your intercession for me in God’s holy presence. Amen. Prayer to St. Joseph of CupertinoO holy Joseph of Cupertino, who loves to bestow your favors upon all in need of your assistance, I implore your help with my studies and upcoming examinations. Despite my hard work and good will, I am anxious about these tests, and how I will perform. Remember, Saint Joseph, that you too endured a similar difficulty and that through obedience and the powerful protection of your spiritual father, you were providentially helped toward your calling and vocation.Remember that you found yourself in the same difficulty and that through obedience and the powerful protection of your spiritual father you came out providentially well.I beg your assistance now; help me to be confident in my testing, and prompt and alert in all of my answers. I ask your prayers for my intention, in the name of Jesus, and also with a special supplication to Mary and Saint Francis, your Holy Father.O patron saint of academic examinations, I am convinced that my hope in your prayerful assistance will not be disappointed. Amen