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  • Is the $185 Prada ‘paperclip’ fashion’s latest mundane must-have?

    06/27/2017 4:31:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 06/27/2017 | Morwenna Ferrier
    In fairness, it’s a money clip with a logo, but everyone knows money clips are for rich people (people who deal exclusively in notes) so the irony is still there. The Prada paperclip has a ring to it, but it’s not the first of its kind. Fashion has long found beauty, humour and profit in designing familiar objects in an unfamiliar way. We saw Jil Sander’s £185 coated-paper “Vasari” bag in 2012 which was just that – an expensive paper bag, cannily designed with coated paper so it didn’t go sodden in the rain. Then there were the £45 leather...
  • American Pravda: CNN Producer Says Russia Narrative (bleep)

    In the recent video footage obtained by Project Veritas, John Bonifield a Sr. Producer at CNN, admits to several beliefs that are in direct conflict with the official CNN narrative that Trump has colluded with Russia, and that Russia has interfered with the 2016 election. Bonifield expresses clear doubts that there is a fire behind the Russia smoke, stating, “I haven’t seen any good enough evidence to show that the President committed a crime.” He also confirms suspicions that CNN staff is ideologically biased against Trump, stating, “I know a lot of people don’t like him and they’d like to...
  • Sally Yates: The Facts Around The Trump Russia Case Fall Short Of Impeachment & Prosecution

    06/27/2017 10:37:26 AM PDT · by TXFAN12 · 27 replies
    Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said on Tuesday during the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival that the facts about possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia don’t rise to the level of impeachment or prosecution. A member of the audience asked Yates if there is a tipping point for House and Senate Republicans to join Democrats in their calls to impeach President Trump. “Well, as a country, yes, I would assume there is a tipping point. I wouldn’t presume to know what that might be,” Yates told the audience member. Yates then expressed her belief that there needs to...
  • Mark Levin book condemning media, progressives, debuts No. 1 Amazon

    06/27/2017 6:19:30 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 27, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    Mark Levin's new book, "Rediscovering Americanism," an assault on the media and progressives and a call for Americans to take back their country, debuts today at No. 1 on Amazon. Showing the draw of the New York Times bestselling author and top syndicated radio host, his book is already on the way to becoming another big seller. "My new book covers a lot of territory — philosophy, history, economics, law, culture, etc. And I look deeply into what is meant by Americanism, republicanism, individualism, capitalism. What do we mean by natural law, unalienable rights, liberty, and property rights? From where...
  • How Apple's iPhone Changed These 5 Major Industries

    06/27/2017 3:05:39 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 66 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | June 27, 2017 | By Tim Bajarin
    On June 29, Apple celebrates the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, a device all but culturally synonymous with the word smartphone. I was lucky enough to preview one the day before Steve Jobs introduced it at MacWorld in January 2007. Apple senior vice-president of marketing Phil Schiller laid a silver-framed black rectangle on a coffee table, then asked me what I saw. I told him I saw a piece of glass in a metal case. He told me that's what Apple wants you to see — in "off" mode, that's exactly what it is. But turn it on and the...
  • Video: Chaos erupts after brawl at San Francisco mall

    06/26/2017 8:42:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 39 replies
    KRON4 ^ | June 25, 2017 | Aja Seldon, KRON
    SAN FRANCISCO (KRON)– Shoppers at Westfield Mall in San Francisco ran for safety after a brawl broke out Sunday evening. Officers responded to the fight around 6:43 p.m. at the mall located at 865 Market Street. The first officers to arrive called for backup, Officer Robert Rueca said. A number of fights occurred as bystanders watched. Rueca said officers tried to detain several people and some resisted.
  • Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs have broken hyper-threading

    06/26/2017 9:37:28 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies ^ | 26 June 2017 | Nick Farrell
    Dark side of the hyperthreading loom  While the war is blazing between Intel and AMD fanboys over the superiority of the latest range of chips, Debian developers have spotted some rather nasty coding in Chipzilla’s latest creations. During April and May, Intel started updating processor documentation with a new errata note and it turned out that the reason was that Skylake and Kaby Lake silicon has a microcode bug it did not want any one to find out about. The errata is described in detail on the Debian mailing list, and affects Skylake and Kaby Lake Intel Core processors in...
  • Debian Project Warns: Turn off Hyperthreading with Skylake and Kaby Lake (Ubuntu affected)

    06/26/2017 8:41:07 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 29 replies ^ | 06/26/2017 08:40 AM | Hilbert Hagedoorn
    Debian developers have issued an advisory to disable hyper-threading with Intel and Skylake- Kaby Lake generation processors. The CPUs can cause problems under certain conditions, in fact on all operating systems.They advside you to turn it off in the BIOS, and thus forfeit the extra performance you gain. It seems there is s defect for the CPUs in question that can cause compiler- and application crashes, unexpected behavior of programs and incorrect output software: This warning advisory is relevant for users of systems with the Intelprocessors code-named "Skylake" and "Kaby Lake". These are: the 6th and7th generation Intel Core processors (desktop,...
  • New form of carbon discovered that is harder than diamond but flexible as rubber

    06/26/2017 7:20:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies ^ | June 26, 2017 | by Elton Santos, The Conversation
    Credit: Timothy Strobel ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Scientists have found a way to make carbon both very hard and very stretchy by heating it under high pressure. This "compressed glassy carbon", developed by researchers in China and the US, is also lightweight and could potentially be made in very large quantities. This means it might be a good fit for several sorts of applications, from bulletproof vests to new kinds of electronic devices. Carbon is a special element because of the way its atoms can form different types of bonds with each other and so form different structures. For example, carbon atoms joined...
  • ‘Very credible’ study on $15 minimum wage has bad news for liberals

    06/26/2017 6:26:49 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 30 replies
    bangor daily news ^ | 25 Jun 2017 | Max Ehrenfreund,
    When Seattle officials voted three years ago to incrementally boost the city’s minimum wage up to $15 per hour, they hoped to improve the lives of low-income workers. Yet according to a major new study that could force economists to reassess past research on the issue, the hike has had the opposite effect. The costs to low-wage workers in Seattle outweighed the benefits by a ratio of three to one, according to the study, conducted by a group of economists at the University of Washington who were commissioned by the city.
  • President Trump The Democrats Theme Of Resistance Is Not What The American People Want

    06/25/2017 9:17:02 AM PDT · by TXFAN12 · 6 replies
  • Hawaii named 'worst state to make a living' ... again

    06/25/2017 4:47:06 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | JUne 23, 2017 | Staff
    At least we're consistent: For a seventh straight year, Hawaii has been named the worst state to make a living thanks to its astronomical cost of living.
  • Free republic blocked

    06/24/2017 7:33:30 PM PDT · by George from New England · 190 replies
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  • Netflix Begins "Choose Your Adventure" Programming

    06/24/2017 6:24:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    If you don’t like the way a story ends, why not change it? That’s exactly what Netflix is encouraging viewers do with a brand new children’s show called “Puss in Book: Trapped in an Epic Tale.” As the show progresses, kids get to make a series of choices to move the story in any direction.
  • Heaps of Windows 10 internal builds, private source code leak online

    06/24/2017 4:10:06 PM PDT · by dayglored · 30 replies
    The Register ^ | Jun 23, 2017 | Chris Williams
    Exclusive A massive trove of Microsoft's internal Windows operating system builds and chunks of its core source code have leaked online.The data – some 32TB of official and non-public installation images and software blueprints that compress down to 8TB – were uploaded to, the latest load of files provided just earlier this week. It is believed the confidential data in this dump was exfiltrated from Microsoft's in-house systems around March this year.The leaked code is Microsoft's Shared Source Kit: according to people who have seen its contents, it includes the source to the base Windows 10 hardware drivers plus...
  • GlobalFoundries Details 7 nm Plans: Three Generations, 700 mm², HVM in 2018

    06/24/2017 10:43:31 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 18 replies ^ | on June 23, 2017 12:00 PM EST | by Anton Shilov
    Posted inSemiconductorsGlobalFoundriesEUV7nmDUV7LP 37 Comments | Add A Comment 37 Comments + Add AComment Keeping an eye on the ever-evolving world of silicon lithography, GlobalFoundries has recently disclosed additional details about its 7 nm generation of process technologies. As announced last September, the company is going to have multiple generations of 7 nm FinFET fabrication processes, including those using EUV. GlobalFoundries now tells us that its 7LP (7 nm leading performance) technology will extend to three generations and will enable its customers to build chips that are up to 700 mm² in size. Manufacturing of the first chips using their...
  • How Private Jet Travelers Were Still Flying Despite The Heat In Phoenix

    06/24/2017 5:36:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | 6/24/2017 | Doug Gollan
    How Private Jet Travelers Were Still Flying Despite The Heat In Phoenix Doug Gollan , Contributor I write about luxury travel from private jets to experiences Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. If you tuned on the news this past week you learned this time there were no “tapes” and that airplanes sometimes can’t fly in extreme heat. Nearly 50 flights by American Airlines were canceled, impacting thousands of passengers when temperatures at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport approached 120 degrees. While thousands of airline passengers were being inconvenienced by weather as happens to tens of thousands of flights...
  • These Yoga Pants Are Reincarnated From Coffee Grounds And Crab Shells

    06/23/2017 8:04:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 39 replies
    Fast Company ^ | 6/23 | ELIZABETH SEGRAN5
    The yogawear company Rumi X makes every piece of clothing it sells from materials that would otherwise end up in a landfill or the ocean.For many yogis, achieving balance has to do with much more than just nailing the one-legged tree pose. It often has to do with more existential questions of being at one with the earth, which means protecting its future. This was certainly true for Melissa Chu, who grew up in the Bay Area, where everyone recycled obsessively and looked for ways to cut down their carbon footprint–when they weren’t off at a meditation retreat, that is....
  • Dear Gwyneth: Your Goop ‘energy stickers’ are not made with NASA material — NASA

    06/23/2017 7:29:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Lindsey Bever
    “Human bodies operate at an ideal energetic frequency, but everyday stresses and anxiety can throw off our internal balance, depleting our energy reserves and weakening our immune systems,” Goop said. Body Vibes claims the stickers create a “calming effect” that alleviates “physical tension and anxiety.” The company also says they help clear skin. The stickers are sold in packages of 10 for $60 or 24 for $120. ... NASA spokeswoman Tabatha Thompson told The Washington Post on Friday that, actually, NASA does not use carbon fiber anywhere in the spacesuits. It appeared by Friday morning that Goop had removed the...
  • 'France faces last chance to reform labor market, but must not become like UK and US' [MEDEF head]

    06/23/2017 6:49:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies ^ | 23 June 2017 17:09 CEST+02:00 | Ben McPartland
    The head of France’s biggest employers federation said on Friday that President Emmanuel Macron represented the last chance to reform the country’s rigid labor market, but did not want the country to end up like the US or the UK. […] While his plans have leftist trade unions seething and warning of mass street protests, the leaders of France’s big companies are unsurprisingly right behind him. “We need to get going quickly,” said Pierre Gattaz, president of France’s employers federation MEDEF, an organization that is reviled by many among France’s hard left. “France won’t have another opportunity. Now we have...