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  • I tried watching Hillary. I just cannot stand any more.

    07/28/2016 7:51:54 PM PDT · by cba123 · 2 replies
    Vanity ^ | Today | Self
    I couldn't do it. I tried. I really tried. I think Trump will mop the floor, with her.
  • Man's Pet Bearded Dragon Accidentally Sold by North Miami Pet Store, Won't Be Returned

    07/28/2016 5:51:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 7/28 | Amanda Placensia
    A simple trip to the pet store in North Miami ended with a messy transaction for one owner of a bearded dragon lizard. He claims they sold his pet reptile by mistake. For Brandon Cabrera, his beloved bearded dragon, Kenny, is more than just a pet. "He sleeps with me." said Cabrera. "I'll put him on the pillow next to me sometimes and then really I mean, it's like part of the family." But now he's without his scaly friend. Cabrera boarded up Kenny at a pet store when he was on vacation. But when he returned, he was faced...
  • Report: Cops Mistake Krispy Kreme Donut Glaze for Meth, Arrest Man

    07/28/2016 5:45:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    CBS News ^ | Jul 28, 2016
    A Florida man told the Orlando Sentinel the he was arrested and brought to jail after police in Orlando mistook a few flakes of donut glaze in his car for bits of crystal methamphetamine. Daniel Rushing, 65, said in an interview with the newspaper that he had just dropped off a neighbor for chemotherapy when he was pulled over on Dec. 11, around 1 p.m. Earlier, he had eaten a Krispy Kreme donut, he said. The officer spotted "a rock like substance on the floor board where his feet were," according to a police report obtained by the Orlando Sentinel....
  • Samsung beat Apple in smartphone shipments amid positive results

    07/28/2016 4:42:17 PM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 18 replies
    The Hindu ^ | July 28, 2016
    Riding on the strong sales of its Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge smartphones, Samsung Electronics on Thursday declared 8.14 trillion won ($7billion) year on-year operating profit - 18 per cent- in the second quarter results. .... Samsung’s second-quarter smartphone shipments are estimated at about 72 million units, almost doubling Apple’s iPhone shipments of 40.4 million units during the same period.
  • STORIES OF UNBELIEVABLY EVIL RESTAURANT CUSTOMERS

    07/28/2016 12:45:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    Thrillist ^ | 7/18 | C.A. Pinkham
    <p>Welcome back to Off The Menu, where we bring you the best and strangest food stories from my email inbox. This week, we have the classic tales of customers who were pretty much just trolls in human guise. As always, these are real emails from real readers, though names have been changed.</p>
  • A Baguette Vending Machine? It's Open in San Francisco

    07/28/2016 12:15:48 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    There's nothing like a fresh baguette, hot out of the oven. And one company has made it as easy and quick to get as a Snickers bar. Le Bread Xpress has opened vending machines in San Francsico that produce hot and fresh baguettes in seconds. The machines are operating at the new Myriad market in the Castro. The baguettes rise at a bakery in Burlingame and are slighty baked. The baking process finishes in the vending machine. Operators say the machine is a hit in France. "In a mall next to transportation, people come back from work, get their fresh...
  • WHAT IF....

    07/28/2016 7:38:27 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 9 replies
  • Sources: Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jets Agree to 1-Year, $12M Deal

    07/27/2016 11:18:24 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    ESPN ^ | 7/28 | Rich Cimini
    The New York Jets and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick ended their five-month contract dispute on Wednesday. The two sides finalized a one-year, $12 million contract on the eve of the team's first training camp practice, sources told ESPN. Another $3 million in incentives are also included in the deal, which could boost the value to $15 million, a source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Jets increased their offer Wednesday from $9 million to $12 million, a source said, and gave Fitzpatrick until 7 p.m. ET to take the deal or the team would be "moving on." The 11th-hour agreement...
  • Man Finds $32,000 CD, But Bank Won't Cash It

    07/27/2016 9:33:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/27/16 | Chrs Chmura, Christine Roher, Joe Rojas and Carrie McParland
    Craig Haskell says his grandmother saved everything. So, even though she died in 1998, he just recently found something of hers in a safe deposit box: a certificate of deposit from 1997. "I just took it out and I looked at it and said, 'Oh my god. That’s $32,000,'" he explained. The paper reads $32,308.97, to be exact, with Haskell's name on it. But when he tried to cash the CD, Wells Fargo denied him. "She’s gone now; I have the death certificate to prove it," Haskell said. "My name’s on the check. And Wells Fargo can’t tell me what...
  • Apple celebrates sale of one billion iPhones

    07/27/2016 8:59:00 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 22 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | July 27, 2016
    At an employee meeting in Cupertino today, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the company had recently sold the billionth iPhone. “iPhone has become one of the most important, world-changing and successful products in history. It’s become more than a constant companion. iPhone is truly an essential part of our daily life and enables much of what we do throughout the day,” said Cook. “Last week we passed another major milestone when we sold the billionth iPhone. We never set out to make the most, but we’ve always set out to make the best products that make a difference. Thank...
  • Repeat sex offender was unregistered in latest crime

    07/27/2016 5:34:12 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies
    KOIN.COM ^ | 27 JULY 2016 | KOIN 6 NEWS
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The man facing sex abuse charges after he was caught in the bedroom of a 16-year-old girl is not a first time offender. Themba Kelley was arrested on July 26 after another incident in his lengthy history of crimes. Kelley’s rap sheet includes 5 felonies, 9 misdemeanors and multiple parole violations.
  • WATCH: 13-year-old plays 'Around the World' with Michael Jordan...and wins

    07/27/2016 5:31:40 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    NEWS NET 5 ^ | 27 JULY 2016 | Scott Wegener, Marais Jacon-Duffy
    A lot of kids grow up wanting to play like Mike -- but 13-year-old Damon Stock got to play with Mike. The crazy part: Stock beat Michael Jordan at a game of "Around the World." "I was a little nervous," Stock said. "But then I just got focused. I couldn't hear anything, I couldn't feel my hands." The tween — an eighth grader from Cincinnati — got to meet the legend while attending the Michael Jordan "Flight Camp" basketball camp in Santa Barbara, California.
  • Hunting knives stolen from Dollar Paradise in Cleveland, police report

    07/27/2016 5:29:47 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    NEWS NET 5 ^ | 27 JULY 2016 | FAITH BOONE
    CLEVELAND - Police have asked the public for assistance in identifying a suspect who stole $350 worth of hunting knives from a Dollar Paradise store. Authorities said the incident happened on May 2 at the Dollar Paradise store located at 3230 West 65th Street. The man allegedly took an entire display of hunting knives.
  • Limb Restoration Program Saves Soldier’s Shattered Leg

    07/27/2016 5:27:56 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 2 replies
    CBS 4 DENVER ^ | 27 JULY 2016 | KATHY WALSH
    AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A soldier who served in Kuwait and Afghanistan nearly lost a leg after he returned home to Colorado and was in a horrific car accident. Now, Jandl Scott is working with the Limb Restoration Program at the University of Colorado Hospital to get back on his feet.
  • Who's on first?

    07/27/2016 3:36:02 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 14 replies
    me ^ | unknown | unknown
    Absolutely Brilliant ! ! ! COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment in America. ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible Times. It's 5.6%. COSTELLO: That many people are out of work? ABBOTT: No, that's 23%. COSTELLO: You just said 5.6%. ABBOTT: 5.6% Unemployed. COSTELLO: Right 5.6% out of work. ABBOTT: No, that's 23%. COSTELLO: Okay, so it's 23% unemployed. ABBOTT: No, that's 5.6%. COSTELLO: WAIT A MINUTE. Is it 5.6% or 23%? ABBOTT: 5.6% are unemployed. 23% are out of work. COSTELLO: If you are out of work you are unemployed. ABBOTT: No, Obama said you can't count the "Out of...
  • VIDEO: A one-armed Australian robot can build a house four times quicker than a brickie

    07/27/2016 2:19:10 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    www.businessinsider.com.au ^ | Jul 27, 2016, 1:25 PM | Chris Pash
    Building a house by robot. Image: Supplied. ========================================================================================================================= Fastbrick Robotics, an ASX-listed company based in Perth, has created a robot brick layer, a form of 3D printing which can create the shell of a house without being touched by human hands. The Hadrian 105 robot, named after the Roman emperor who built a wall in ancient Britain, has hit a bricklaying speed of 225 standard brick equivalents per hour, or about half a day’s work for a top human bricklayer. To prove it, the company released a time lapse video, showing the robot at work. Here’s the robot, doing everything...
  • New lithium ion battery strategy offers more energy, longer life cycle

    07/27/2016 10:29:55 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    phys.org ^ | June 28, 2012 | Provided by: Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory
    In situ transmission electron microscopy at EMSL was used to study structural changes in the team’s new anode system. Real-time measurements show silicon nanoparticles inside carbon shells before (left) and after (right) lithiation. + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + -+ - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + -+ - + - + - + - + - + - + - + - + -+ - + - + - + - + - + - + - + -...
  • Silicon-air battery achieves running time of over 1,000 hours for the first time

    07/27/2016 10:19:31 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 1 replies
    phys.org ^ | July 27, 2016 | Provided by: Forschungszentrum Juelich
    Test set-up for the silicon battery: the battery itself is only the size of a button cell and is located in the hollow cylinder in the middle of the acrylic glass casing. The thin channels that pass through the housing control the supply and outlet of the electrolyte fluid. Credit: Forschungszentrum Jülich +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+- Silicon-air batteries are viewed as a promising and cost-effective alternative to current energy storage technology. However, they have thus far only achieved relatively short running times. Jülich researchers have now discovered why. In theory, silicon-air batteries have a much higher energy density and are also smaller and...
  • Scientists Built a Biological Computer Inside a Cell

    07/27/2016 6:30:51 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 9 replies
    Futuristtech Info ^ | 7/21/2016 | Michael Byrne
    MIT engineers have developed biological computational circuits capable of both remembering and responding to sequential input data. The group's work, which is described in this week's issue of Science, (http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6297/aad8559) represents a critical step in the progression of synthetic biology with the integration of DNA-based memory, in particular, pointing the way toward building large computational systems from biological components—computing devices that are living cells—and, ultimately, programming complex biological functions.
  • Trump on the Minimum Wage (vanity)

    07/26/2016 5:13:13 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 109 replies
    Just watched Trump on O'Reilly and he expounded on the minimum wage.Will someone in the know get to Trump and tell him to stifle his minimum wage talk.This is a free market issue...not a state or federal issue.
  • Bryan Cranston leads celebs signing anti-Trump pledge

    07/26/2016 4:30:49 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 85 replies
    CBS 5 AZ ^ | 26 JULY 2016 | AP
    Bryan Cranston, who played President Lyndon B. Johnson on Broadway and HBO, appeared on a civil rights panel Tuesday with 1960s-era activists and signed on to an anti-Donald Trump campaign with more than 100 other celebrities at the Democratic National Convention. Cranston was joined by Julianne Moore, Kerry Washington, Mark Ruffalo, Neil Patrick Harris, Shonda Rhimes and Macklemore in calling on Americans to deny Trump the White House. It's part of MoveOn.org's "United Against Hate" effort. The "Breaking Bad" star pledged his support for Hillary Clinton during the panel discussion, which touched on the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party's fight against...
  • Affidavit: Man charged in turtle's death claimed self-defense

    07/26/2016 4:17:34 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 26 JULY 2016 | WFAA.COM
    AUSTIN - The man charged with beating a turtle to death with a hammer in June told police he acted in self-defense, according to his arrest affidavit. Terry Washington, 55, was recorded by a witness the afternoon of June 21 hitting the turtle with a hammer by the Bouldin Creek spillway. The affidavit states several people had initially gathered to watch Washington reel in what they thought was a large fish. Witnesses told police they did not at any point see Washington try and help remove the fishing hook or cut the fishing line to free the turtle. A man...
  • Chicago Officers Hailed For Touching Act Of Kindness

    07/26/2016 4:16:06 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 3 replies
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 26 JULY 2016 | CBS 2 CHICAGO
    CHICAGO (CBS) — Two Chicago police officers are getting a lot of attention for a powerful picture on social media. In the image, the officers are escorting an elderly woman with a walker home. Jose Haro and Brandon McDonald are both assigned to the 22nd District. Last Tuesday, they were dispatched to a call about a woman wandering in the street near 95th and Halsted. “We realized really quickly that she cannot hear,” said Haro. “She cannot speak.”
  • Apple Beats Street

    07/26/2016 1:57:43 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | July 26, 2016
    Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 third quarter ended June 25, 2016. Apple posted quarterly revenue of $42.4 billion and quarterly net income of $7.8 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $49.6 billion and net income of $10.7 billion, or $1.85 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38 percent compared to 39.7 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 63 percent of the quarter’s revenue. “We are pleased to report third quarter results that reflect stronger customer demand and business performance than we anticipated at...
  • French workers 'pay the most taxes in Europe'

    07/26/2016 10:01:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 26 Jul 2016 17:02 GMT+02:00
    The French are paying the most taxes out of all of Europe’s workers, an annual report shows, but are they getting value for money? […] An annual study by the liberal think tank the Molinari Institute has concluded that French workers are the most taxed in Europe — above even the Belgians who have previously held the unfortunate title. […] Based on figures from EY (formerly Ernst and Young), French workers hand over some 57.5 percent of their salaries to the state in various kinds of taxes compared to 56.9 percent in Belgium. …
  • 11-Year-Old Girl Sells Lemonade to Help Pay Family Bills

    07/25/2016 7:07:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KOLO - TV ^ | Jul 25, 2016 | Mackenzie Roberts
    It's not unusual to find kids selling lemonade on a hot summer day. What might be unusual though, is finding a child selling lemonade so that she can help pay her family's bills. 11-year-old Sierra Kirkman and her friend Karleigh Jernigan sold lemonade from sun up to sun down Saturday. Sierra is raising money to help her Mom pay household bills. Her Mom recently lost her job. Sierra said she wanted to help so they wouldn't be forced to down-size and move to another area. The girls only expected a few customers to stop by, but they received many more...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!!(Week of 7-25-16)

    07/25/2016 2:45:34 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 7-25-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • I just saw a Trump for President ad, on Fox News Channel. Very good ad.

    07/25/2016 9:46:29 AM PDT · by cba123 · 23 replies
    Fox News Channel ^ | 7/25/2016 | (self)
    I just saw my first Donald Trump ad. It ran on Fox News Channel, during their coverage of the Democrat convention. Very pro-American. I like the ad, quite a lot.
  • Texas Roadhouse Fires Server Over Alleged Racist Tweet

    07/24/2016 7:17:25 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 34 replies
    ABC13.COM ^ | 24 JULY 2016 | ABC 13 HOUSTON
    GREELEY, CO (KTRK) -- A waitress, who was apparently upset that a customer didn't leave a tip, has been fired after she allegedly took to social media to vent her frustration earlier this month. Megan Olson, who goes by the handle "megatron" on Twitter, is accused of tweeting, "If we had a real life purge I would kill as many Mexicans as I could in one night." Several residents posted copies of the tweet on Texas Roadhouse - Greeley's Facebook page. One message read: "A violent and racist employee is very bad for business. Please send her packin'." That's exactly...
  • SiFive Unveils Freedom Platforms for RISC-V-Based Semi-Custom Chips

    07/24/2016 6:08:14 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    anandtech.com ^ | July 18, 2016 | by Anton Shilov
    SiFive, a company established by researchers who invented the RISC-V instruction set architecture in the University of California Berkeley several years ago, has this week announced two platforms which could be used to design semi-custom SoCs based on RISC-V cores. SiFive is the world’s first and yet the only company developing chips featuring the RISC-V ISA and it already has initial customers interested in designing SoCs for machine learning, storage, embedded, IoT and wearable applications. SiFive: World’s First Developer of Commercial RISC-V Chips RISC-V is an open-source microprocessor architecture developed by researchers in the Computer Science Division at UC Berkeley and...
  • Twitter accused of suppressing DNC Wikileaks story

    07/24/2016 2:09:35 AM PDT · by cba123 · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/22/16 11:28 PM | Rudy Takala (@RudyTakala)
    Twitter lit up Friday night with allegations that it tried to suppress news that secret-leaking website Wikileaks exposed thousands of emails obtained from the servers of the Democratic National Committee. Friday afternoon, users noted, "#DNCLeaks" was trending, with more than 250,000 tweets about it on the platform. By Friday evening, it vanished completely from the site's "trending" bar for at least 20 minutes. It returned as "#DNCLeak" after users erupted, though it was too late to quell their rage. (Please see link for full story.)
  • If Starbucks Was As Liberal As They Think

    07/23/2016 1:34:11 PM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 5 replies
    7-23-2016 | Orangehoof
    If Starbucks was as liberal as they think they are, they would give their coffee away for free. I'm mean free coffee ought to be a constitutional right, right? How many times have you heard people say they can't live without a cup of coffee in the morning? This is how socialists are. They see something someone has and believes everyone should have it for free. Like health care. So they demand that the coffee business make their coffee for free and I don't mean just the bland stale regular coffee. That's just not fair. Triple Cappuchino Frappachino extra latte...
  • Police Create 3D Print of Murdered Man’s Fingers to Hack His iPhone

    07/22/2016 6:51:45 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    News.SoftPedia.com ^ | July 22, 2016 -- 08:07 GMT | By Bogdan Popa
    Authorities might find a way to access a dead man’s phone If you believe that securing your phone with a fingerprint makes it impossible to hack, think again. Michigan police have recently asked the Michigan State University to produce a 3D replica of a dead man’s fingers in order to access his iPhone and collect data that is believed to contain evidence linked to an ongoing murder case.Professor Anil Jain has been tasked with creating the 3D molds, and according to a report by Fusion, the project is advancing well so far, although in-lab testing is still being performed, and it’s...
  • iOS, Mac vulnerabilities allow remote code execution through a single image

    07/22/2016 6:13:51 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    ZDNet ^ | July 22, 2016 -- 09:59 GMT (02:59 PDT) | By Charlie Osborne
    Researchers have discovered that image files can bury malware, allowing malicious code access without detection. Security flaws which affect both Apple iOS and Mac devices permit attackers to grab your passwords and data, researchers claim. According to researchers from Cisco's Talos, a set of five vulnerabilities, if exploited, could lead to data theft and remote code execution -- which in its worst state may result in device hijacking. The set of bugs, CVE-2016-4631, CVE-2016-4629, CVE-2016-4630, CVE-2016-1850, and CVE-2016-4637, are all caused by how Apple processes image formats. Apple offers APIs as interfaces for accessing image data, and according to Talos,...
  • General Electric, Honeywell Post Downbeat Revenue

    07/22/2016 2:56:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    WSJ ^ | 07/22/2016
    GE’s challenges are multiple but consistent, Chief Financial Officer Jeffrey Bornstein said, borne out of slow global economic growth and turbulent geopolitical times—everything from the U.K. vote to leave the European Union to Middle East turmoil and currency shifts. “All this uncertainty generally limits growth,” Mr. Bornstein said. The company forecasts revenue will improve over the remainder of the year, helped by an anticipated surge in power turbine shipments. “Bottom line, we are seeing organic growth accelerating in the second half,” Chief Executive Jeff Immelt said on a conference call Friday. While the company’s oil and gas and transportation businesses...
  • Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as the Islamic State

    07/22/2016 2:39:43 PM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 72 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 07/22/2106 | Robert Spencer
    Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers. “As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is of...
  • High tech for the criminals among us (3D printing)

    07/22/2016 1:24:58 PM PDT · by pa_dweller · 2 replies
    Benzinga ^ | 7/22/16 | Wayne Duggan
    3D printing technology allows users to easily replicate small items like paper clips, coat hangers and broken refrigerator door handles. Unfortunately, some creative criminals have taken advantage of the declining price of 3D printers to make the lives of law enforcement officers extremely difficult. Security company G4S has discovered criminals are using 3D printers to aid in stealing shipments of goods. In as little as 10 minutes, criminals can print replacement cargo seals, decoy security devices and replica locks and keys. After breaking into cargo containers, the criminals use the 3D-printed items to help cover their tracks. For law enforcement...
  • People really like their Apple Watch and there is a lot of interest in watchOS 3

    07/22/2016 1:01:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    Computerworld ^ | Jul 22, 2016 7:48 AM PT | By Jonny Evans
    On the day Apple confirms plans to release 14 special edition Olympic Games Apple Watch straps, the latest Wristly survey confirms an astonishing 94 percent of existing Apple Watch customers are still satisfied with their devices. New software promise That’s a big deal, even though Apple Watch sales have reportedly slowed pending the fall software update. Apple isn’t the only watchmaker feeling the flatness, Swiss watch industry exports fell faster than ever before in 1H 2016, and all eyes now are on Apple this fall when new software and potentially new watch designs may be in the frame. “With the...
  • Ohio Woman Suing Home Builder After Her House Began ‘Melting’

    07/22/2016 12:49:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    KFOR ^ | JULY 22, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    Judith Corrado is headed to court. She is suing Drees Homes, one of the largest privately-owned home building companies in the country, for $25,000. “I just thought that I should have gotten a new house that wasn’t… going to melt,” Corrado told WCPO. In recent years, there have been reports of energy efficient windows reflecting enough light to warp a neighbor’s vinyl siding. That’s what Corrado says is happening to her home. “When you do your walkthrough of your brand new house they don’t say, ‘You know your siding could melt, just so you know it could melt before you...
  • Fun with the Windows Subsystem for Linux

    07/22/2016 12:13:55 PM PDT · by Scutter · 31 replies
    Windows Blog ^ | 7/22/2016 | Pete Brown
    At Build 2016, Microsoft introduced to the world the Windows Subsystem for Linux (Beta) [WSL], which enables developers to run native Ubuntu user-mode console binaries through the Bash shell in Windows 10. If you’re in the Windows Insider program, you’ve had the opportunity to try out this feature using the latest Windows Anniversary Update Insider Builds.
  • IMF's Lagarde to stand trial in Tapie case

    07/22/2016 8:19:41 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    reuters ^ | Jul 22, 2016 7:24pm IST
    France's highest appeals court ruled on Friday that International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde must stand trial for her role in a 400 million euros ($440 million) state payout in 2008 to businessman Bernard Tapie. She was French finance minister at the time. The court rejected her appeal against a judge's order in December for her to stand trial at the Cour de Justice de la Republique, a special court that tries ministers for crimes in office. Her lawyer Patrick Maisonneuve expressed regret over the decision and said he was convinced that the trial would show she was innocent. IMF...
  • 18 states see significant job gains, but unemployment rises

    07/22/2016 8:13:15 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    WaPo ^ | 07/22/2016
    n Colorado, the rate jumped 0.4 point from May to a still-low 3.7 percent as more of its population began looking for work without being hired, a positive for the economy as it suggests greater optimism that these people will find jobs. A similar trend played out in five other states: Nevada and Oregon each saw a 0.3 percent increase, while rates went up 0.2 points in California, Maine and South Dakota. Those trends correspond with the national report that saw the unemployment rate rise from 4.7 percent in May to 4.9 percent as more workers started searching for jobs.
  • IDC: Smartwatch shipments fall for the first time; Apple only company in top 5 to decline

    07/21/2016 10:53:26 AM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 29 replies
    VentureBeat ^ | July 21, 2016 | EMIL PROTALINSKI
    he smartwatch market has hit its first bump, and it’s all Apple’s fault. Vendors shipped a total of 3.5 million smartwatches worldwide last quarter. This Q2 2016 figure is down 32 percent from the 5.1 million units shipped in Q2 2016, marking the first decline on record. .... As you can see above, Apple’s market share decreased 25 percentage points (from 72 percent to 47 percent) and it shipped less than half the smartwatches (1.6 million). But the company still holds almost half the market, with every other vendor shipping fewer than a million units.
  • 'Condemned to Republican hell': Ted Cruz faces GOP knives for anti-Trump message at RNC speech

    07/21/2016 12:22:16 AM PDT · by cba123 · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/21/2016 | Oliver Darcy
    Republicans from all corners of the party scorned Ted Cruz Wednesday night after the Texas senator delivered a speech before the Republican National Convention that not only failed to endorse nominee Donald Trump, but encouraged audience members to not do so if it would violate their "conscience." "Cruz condemned to Republican hell," conservative-news mogul Matt Drudge tweeted, before placing a "HELL'S A-BURNIN'" banner on his popular website. Full article. Pretty good, actually. http://www.businessinsider.com/ted-cruz-rnc-speech-convention-backlash-2016-7
  • Dell SonicWall GMS comes with hidden backdoor

    07/20/2016 10:25:23 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 4 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jul 21 2016 11:21AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    Researchers have discovered a range of vulnerabilities in Dell's SonicWall Global Management System (GMS) console, including a hidden default account with an easily guessable password. US security vendor Digital Defense said the hidden account can be accessed through a command line interface client that can be downloaded from the console of the GMS web application. Non-administrative users can be added with the command line interface; however, they can log into the web interface and change the password for the admin user. By logging in with the admin user account, attackers using this method can get full contol of the GMS,...
  • EU slaps record cartel fine of $3.24 billion on truck firms

    07/20/2016 10:01:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 19, 2016 10:45 AM EDT | Raf Casert
    The European Union has slapped its biggest ever cartel fine, worth $3.24 billion and twice the previous record, on several of Europe’s top truck producers for colluding to keep prices artificially high at the expense of consumers. EU Antitrust Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said EU-based MAN, Volvo/Renault, Daimler, Iveco and DAF “colluded on the pricing and on passing on the costs for meeting environmental standards to customers.” Germany’s Daimler received the biggest fine of €1 billion ($1.1 billion), followed by €752 million ($832 million) for DAF of the Netherlands, €670 million ($741 million) for Volvo/Renault and €494 million ($546 million) for...
  • Hundreds of California recycling centers shut down

    07/20/2016 3:42:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    AP ^ | July 19, 2016 | Darcy Costello
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- More than a fifth of California's recycling redemption centers have closed in the last year, stripping consumers of easy access to recycling and limiting their ability to collect the deposits they made when purchasing bottles and cans. More closures may follow, as the state's subsidy payment program, meant to help centers survive market fluctuations, has failed to keep up with rapid decreases in the value of plastic, glass and aluminum. The payment formula, advocates say, is too slow to cover the real costs of recycling.
  • Seaplane Crashes on Inaugural Flight in China, Killing 5

    07/20/2016 11:42:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 57 replies
    abc ^ | 07/20/2016
    The Cessna 208B, operated by Joy Air General Air, was carrying two crew members and eight invited guests, mostly government workers and local journalists, according to local media. ... The seaplane took off from Jinshan in suburban Shanghai and was bound for the Zhoushan islands, about 75 kilometers (47 miles) to the south. The route is designed for tourists and sightseers who want to escape to the islands from sprawling Shanghai. Local journalists were invited to tour the seaplane before its takeoff, and some of them boarded the aircraft for the subsequent flight along with local officials. Wednesday's flight appeared...
  • A Google Maps Glitch Turned this Korean Fishing Town Into a 'Pokémon Go' Haven

    07/19/2016 6:23:19 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 5 replies
    Motherboard ^ | July 19, 2016 // 11:29 AM EST | Madison Margolin
    A glitch in Google Maps has turned the small fishing town of Sokcho, South Korea, into a Pokémon Go tourist haven. The globally popular mobile game hasn't launched yet in South Korea, but that hasn't stopped clever gamers from finding a way to play it anyways. The city of Sokcho is taking full advantage of it, according to this video by the Wall Street Journal.
  • Windows 10 warns Chrome and Firefox users about battery drain, recommends switching to Edge

    07/19/2016 6:15:18 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 36 replies
    VentureBeat ^ | July 19, 2016 10:25 AM | Protalinski
    Microsoft has turned on a new set of Windows Tips that warn Windows 10 users that Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is draining their laptop’s battery. The solution, according to the notification, is to use Microsoft Edge. We reached out to Microsoft for clarification. “Microsoft Edge was designed exclusively for Windows 10 with features and functionality that enhance the browsing experience such as Cortana, easy sharing, reading, and researching,” a Microsoft spokesperson told VentureBeat. “These Windows Tips notifications were created to provide people with quick, easy information that can help them enhance their Windows 10 experience, including information that can...