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  • Zero Knowledge Proof may Answer Computer Security Question

    09/03/2013 9:35:49 AM PDT · by null and void · 39 replies
    Scientific Computing ^ | 08/28/2013 - 7:08pm | Bill Steele, Cornell University
    In the age of the Internet, it’s getting harder and harder to keep secrets. When you type in your password, there’s no telling who might be watching it go by. However, new research at Cornell may offer a pathway to more secure communications. The answer is to not send sensitive information at all. Rafael Pass, associate professor of computer science, has developed a new protocol, or set of rules, to create what computer scientists call a “zero knowledge proof.” “I think zero knowledge proofs are one of the most amazing notions in computer science,” Pass said. “What we have done...
  • Breakthrough: Cops identify race of suspects

    09/03/2013 9:34:30 AM PDT · by Anila · 22 replies
    WND ^ | 09/01/13 | Colin Flaherty
    Black mob violence is back in Minneapolis. Some say it never stopped, and if you depend on the local newspaper for information, you might think it never started. But Minneapolis police recently issued a “crime alert” for the downtown area following a rash of mob robberies and assaults. According to City Paper: “What we’re seeing in this pattern is victims walking downtown by themselves on a sidewalk outside, and they’re approached by a group of three to five African American males,” MPD spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington told City Pages. “The average age range of the [suspects] is late teens to early...
  • Did Ancient Earth-Chilling Meteor Crash Near Canada?

    09/03/2013 9:31:43 AM PDT · by Renfield · 8 replies
    Live Science ^ | 9-2-2013 | Becky Oskin
    A meteor or comet impact near Quebec heaved a rain of hot melted rock along North America's Atlantic Coast about 12,900 years ago, a new study claims. Scientists have traced the geochemical signature of the BB-sized spherules that rained down back to their source, the 1.5-billion-year-old Quebecia terrane in northeastern Canada near the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. At the time of the impact, the region was covered by a continental ice sheet, like Antarctica and Greenland are today. "We have provided evidence for an impact on top of the ice sheet," said study co-author Mukul Sharma, a geochemist at Dartmouth...
  • House Speaker Backs Obama’s Call for Strike Against Syria

    09/03/2013 9:31:39 AM PDT · by lbryce · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 3, 2013 | MARK LANDLER, MICHAEL R. GORDON and JACKIE CALMES
    Speaker John A. Boehner said on Tuesday that he would “support the president’s call to action” in Syria after meeting with President Obama, giving the president a crucial ally in the quest for votes in the House. Representative Eric Cantor of Virginia, the No. 2 House Republican, quickly joined Mr. Boehner to say he also backed Mr. Obama. “Understanding that there are differing opinions on both sides of the aisle, it is up to President Obama to make the case to Congress and to the American people that this is the right course of action, and I hope he is...
  • Anti-war movement mobilizes against war on Syria

    09/03/2013 9:30:07 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 3 replies
    Minneapolis, MN – After President Obama’s announcement that he will seek congressional approval for military attacks against Syria, anti-war activists around the county have been going all out to stop a wider U.S. war. Commenting on President Obama’s decision to have a war vote in Congress, Joe Iosbaker of the Chicago Anti-War Committee stated, “The U.S. has suffered a setback in their drive toward war with Syria. The opposition in the U.N., the vote in the British Parliament and the demonstrations across the country here has won a small victory for the anti-war movement. Now President Obama is going to...
  • Three Tulsa women arrested in connection with pair of robberies

    09/03/2013 9:28:14 AM PDT · by kevcol · 33 replies
    Tulsa World ^ | Aug 31, 2013 | Dylan Goforth
    Three Tulsa women are in jail on robbery complaints in connection with a pair of weapons-based heists. Tiffany Givens, 22, Kimberly Chenevent, 45, and Miriam Marie McCullum, 48, are suspected of taking part in robberies at Habitat for Hope on Aug. 23, as well as the robbery of a Hispanic female on Tuesday. Tulsa police said Habitat for Hope, 553 S. Zunis Ave., was robbed at gunpoint Aug. 23 when two black females fired a weapon toward a woman at the business, took money and left. Four days later, a woman was robbed at 275 S. Lewis Ave. when two...
  • Obama to seek support for Syria strike at G20 summit in Russia

    09/03/2013 9:24:57 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    CTV News ^ | 9-3-12 | CTV
    WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama this week plans to urge reluctant world leaders to support a U.S.-led military strike against Syria as he attends a global summit in Russia and makes a stop in Sweden. His three-day overseas trip comes as his administration seeks authorization from Congress. Top lawmakers signalled support Tuesday after meeting with Obama, while France said it will wait for Congress' decision before any military action of its own. Obama's presence at the Group of 20 gathering in Russia is bound to bring questions about Syria, recently leaked U.S. surveillance programs and especially his tense relationship with...
  • RUSH LIVE: Evidence White House knew and planned Syrian Chemical Weapons Attack by opposition

    09/03/2013 9:22:55 AM PDT · by Deathtomarxists · 85 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 9-3-13 | NA
    Rush finally breaking open the whole setup - syrian rebels mixing chemical weapons into conflict to draw U.S. into war to take out Assad. FINALLY!!
  • SYRIA: “No boots on the ground”…but 300 Marines on board USS San Antonio “just in case”

    09/03/2013 9:22:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Bare Naked Islam ^ | 9/3/13 | staff
    Just in case WHAT? Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, the Mutt & Jeff of American Defense policy. We are so screwed.
  • How falling asleep in front of the TV can make you depressed…

    09/03/2013 9:21:06 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 18:07 EST, 2 September 2013 | Diana Pilkington
    More of us than ever are feeling blue. Prescriptions for antidepressants have topped 50 million a year for the first time, according to recent figures by the Health & Social Care Information Center. But in addition to the well-known triggers for depression—such as stress, money and relationship worries—there are some more surprising reasons you might be feeling low… If you’ve cut down on burgers for health reasons, a lack of iron could be making you gloomy. This key nutrient is essential for the formation of hemoglobin, which is present is red blood cells and transports oxygen around the body. …...
  • Lee Bright Bashes Obama’s “Muslim Extremism”

    09/03/2013 9:17:43 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies ^ | 8/30/13 | fitsnews
    S.C. Sen. Lee Bright (R-Spartanburg) is ramping up the rhetoric in his bid against U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.). The social conservative bomb thrower – who previously (and aptly) labeled Graham a “community organizer for the Muslim Brotherhood” – now has his sights on U.S. President Barack Obama. But is he reaching too far in an effort to throw red meat to the Palmetto State’s GOP base? In a wide-ranging piece on the Palmetto State’s U.S. Senate race published by CNN’s Peter Hamby late Friday, Bright took off the gloves against Obama – saying he has “certain embedded hostilities to...
  • NY Case Puts N-Word Use Among Blacks On Trial

    09/03/2013 9:15:54 AM PDT · by lbryce · 10 replies
    Yahoo News Via AP ^ | September 3, 2013 | LARRY NEUMEISTER
    A federal jury has rejected the argument that use of the N-word among blacks can be a culturally acceptable term of love and endearment, deciding its use in the workplace is hostile and discriminatory no matter what. Jurors last week awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages to a black employment agency worker who was the target of an N-word-laced rant by her black boss, and they return to a Manhattan federal court Tuesday to decide on punitive damages.
  • Lindsey Graham Is Picking His Crowds

    09/03/2013 9:15:46 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies ^ | 8/31/13 | fitsnews
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (RINO-S.C.) is hugely unpopular with a sizable chunk of South Carolina Republican voters for the innumerable left-of-center positions he’s taken over the years. Fiscal conservatives and supporters of privacy rights are peeved at Graham for supporting tax hikes and domestic spying – while many rank-and-file establishment Republicans are livid with him for supporting liberal activist judges and a lax immigration policy. That’s why Graham is refusing to meet with limited government groups – and why he appears to be choosing his “Republican” audiences very carefully. According to one limited government advocate, Graham supporters are trying to...
  • Another RINO Wants War (John Cornyn)

    09/03/2013 9:13:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 22 replies ^ | 9/3/13 | fitsnews
    U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (RINO-Texas) is signaling support for American intervention in Syria’s civil war because it will help U.S. President Barack Obama save face with the “bullies” of the world. “I believe what I’ve been told and what we’ve all been told that it’s indisputable that chemical weapons have been used,” Cornyn told a Texas radio station last week. “The president said that’s a ‘red line,’ and I think for him not to do anything since the red line has been crossed would just send a signal to Iran who’s building nuclear weapons , and other bullies of the...
  • Lindsey Graham: A Picture’s Worth 1,000 Words

    09/03/2013 9:12:12 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies ^ | 9/3/13 | fitsnews
    U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham was the only “Republican” in the entire U.S. Congress to support Barack Obama’s energy tax hike in 2009. Since then he’s been on the leading edge of virtually every “GOP” accommodation of Obama’s agenda – including the massive tax hikes associated with the so-called “fiscal cliff” deal. Graham also voted to confirm both of Obama’s nominees to the U.S. Supreme Court – who proceeded to voted to uphold the constitutionality of Obama’s socialized medicine bill. Oh, and by way of coming full circle – Graham now opposes any effort to defund Obamacare on the grounds it...
  • LeBron James to produce sitcom

    09/03/2013 9:11:56 AM PDT · by BlueStateRightist · 9 replies ^ | September 3, 2013 | Associated Press
    NEW YORK -- After LeBron James won his second NBA championship this year, he talked about the improbability of his journey -- ascending to world fame despite growing up with challenge after challenge in the inner city. Now James plans to explore that theme as part of "Survivor's Remorse," a new show he's developing with Starz. While he won't star in the half-hour sitcom, the Miami Heat superstar will be one of the executive producers of the show, which will explore the lives of two men from the streets who attain fame -- one is an NBA star and one...
  • Lee Bright To Debate “YouTube” Lindsey

    09/03/2013 9:10:19 AM PDT · by cotton1706 ^ | 9/3/13 | fitsnews
    State Senator Lee Bright is personally challenging establishment incumbent Lindsey Graham to a debate, and Thursday night in Columbia, the challenger will debate a YouTube version of Graham at the South Carolina Troopers Association, located at 4961 Broad River Road, at 7:00pm. Columbia Tea Party Chair Jack Hatfield will moderate. “Senator Lindsey Graham might have been able to avoid his angry constituents during the August recess by staying away from South Carolina, but Graham’s words and actions did not go unnoticed – and they will not go unopposed,” says Bright, a Tea Party and liberty group favorite from Spartanburg. “By...
  • Pelosi Uses Conversation With 5-Year-Old Grandson To Push For Attack On Syria

    09/03/2013 9:09:54 AM PDT · by Nachum · 40 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 9/3/13 | staff
    NANCY PELOSI: I'll tell you this story and then I really do have to go. My five-year-old grandson, as I was leaving San Francisco yesterday, he said to me, Mimi, my name, Mimi, war with Syria, are you yes war with Syria, no, war with Syria. And he's five years old. We're not talking about war; we're talking about action. Yes war with Syria, no with war in Syria. I said, 'Well, what do you think?' He said, 'I think no war.' I said, 'Well, I generally agree with that but you know, they have killed hundreds of children, they've...
  • Trumka Wants to Love Obamacare But Mistakes Were Made: No S%#&!

    09/03/2013 9:09:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-3-2013 | MOTUS
    Who could have seen this coming? – “Obama's Affordable Care Act Looking a Bit Unaffordable.” For the vast majority of Americans, premium prices will be higher in the individual exchange than what they’re currently paying for employer-sponsored benefits, according to a National Journal analysis of new coverage and cost data. Adding even more out-of-pocket expenses to consumers’ monthly insurance bills is a swell in deductibles under the Affordable Care Act.Health law proponents have excused the rate hikes by saying the prices in the exchange won’t apply to the millions receiving coverage from their employers. But that’s only if employers continue...
  • Colts waive player after weekend arrest ("You can't arrest me, I'm a Colts player")

    09/03/2013 9:08:47 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 12 replies
    WTHR.Com ^ | September 3, 2013 | Kris Kirschner
    INDIANAPOLIS - The Indianapolis Colts say they have waived rookie safety John Boyett from the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list.  Boyett was recently in the Marion County jail for resisting law enforcement, public intoxication and disorderly conduct after an incident at a downtown Indianapolis bar on Labor Day.Marion County Jail records indicate Boyett was jailed at 2:52 a.m. Monday.  He has since posted bond.According to an IMPD report, an officer working at Tiki Bob's, 231 S. Meridian, was told by an employee of the business that an intoxicated male, later identified as Boyett, was being refused entry by employees. The male was said to have "cussed at patrons...