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  • EPA Finalizes Overly Broad “Waters of the US” Rule

    05/27/2015 1:58:42 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 5 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 5-27-15 | John Eick
    Earlier today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) finalized a much anticipated rule that would redefine “Waters of the United States” and vastly expand the two agencies’ regulatory authority over the nation’s water resources. EPA and the Corps proposed the rule in April 2014 seeking to clarify precisely what water resources it classified as “navigable” and, thus, able to be regulated under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The move to redefine “Waters of the United States” comes after the Supreme Court twice checked the agencies’ overly broad interpretation of the CWA in Solid...
  • Why hasn't any Congresscritter done this yet (Concerning the TPP) ~ Vanity

    05/27/2015 9:41:53 AM PDT · by GraceG · 17 replies
    GraceG
    Why hasn't any congress critter there in Washington gone down with a gaggle of press in tow and actually demanded to be let into the room in the deep dark dungeon basement of Washington DC that the "super double dog top secret" Trans-Pacific Partnership full text is being housed and just DARE anyone to stop them. Walk into the damned room, pick up the multiple pages of this text and even use a damned hand truck if it fills several xerox boxes. Then walk the hell out of the room with the full text and release the full text to...
  • A reminder that your Instagram photos aren’t really yours: Someone else can sell them for $90,000

    05/27/2015 8:53:39 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2015 | Jessica Contrera
    ...This month, painter and photographer Richard Prince reminded us that what you post is public, and given the flexibility of copyright laws, can be shared — and sold — for anyone to see. As a part of the Frieze Art Fair in New York, Prince displayed giant screenshots of other people’s Instagram photos without warning or permission. The collection, “New Portraits,” is primarily made up of pictures of women, many in sexually charged poses. They are not paintings, but screenshots that have been enlarged to 6-foot-tall inkjet prints. According to Vulture, nearly every piece sold for $90,000 each. How is...
  • Which is the safest big city in the world?

    05/27/2015 7:51:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/27/2015
    It’s not a recent initiative, but as far as unusual – and effective – measures to improve road-traffic safety go, mime is still hard to beat. In the mid-90s, Bogotá’s then-mayor, Antanas Mockus, employed more than 400 mime artists to stand guard at pedestrian crossings, showing wordless displeasure to reckless pedestrians and drivers who violated traffic rules and put lives at risk. The experiment was included on the list of 100 Promising Practices on Safer Cities, a collection of global initiatives commissioned last year by UN-Habitat – the branch of the United Nations which looks at how to make an...
  • Fore! Ivanka Trump's sundress gets caught in a breeze as she shows off her impressive swing ...

    05/27/2015 5:12:27 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Published: 21:45 EST, 26 May 2015 | Updated: 03:17 EST, 27 May 2015 | By Heather Waugh for MailOnline
    OK I didn't see any interesting Donald Trump articles today, but there's a good one on his daugher: "Fore! Ivanka Trump's sundress gets caught in a breeze as she shows off her impressive swing at New York golf course opening" (had to shorten the title, to fit) Actually she's got an adorable family: 7 photos down Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3098533/Ivanka-Trump-s-sundress-caught-breeze-shows-impressive-swing-New-York-golf-course-opening.html#ixzz3bL9GZYWL Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Facebook Trending Biased?

    05/26/2015 9:53:44 PM PDT · by jarwulf · 9 replies
    Facebook
    Anybody ever noticed how the Facebook Trending bar virtually never has an antileftwing story? Whenever there is a political story its always some attack on conservatives or Republican foible. I don't think I've every seen a Democrat on a headline except rarely as praise like 'obama fistbumps' or something to that effect. Its on by default and there is no way to remove it either. Mighty curious as to how the 'algorithms' work. Seems to be some roundabout way to shift people who otherwise don't get news any other way. Am I mistaken? Go ahead and see if you can...
  • Air Force certifies SpaceX to bid for military space missions

    05/26/2015 7:22:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    engadget.com ^ | Mariella Moon
    Making peace with US Air Force and dropping charges against the agency has paid off for SpaceX. Its Falcon 9 rocket has finally been certified, giving the company the right to compete for national security launches. Elon Musk's space corp has passed every requirement set by the Air Force, after a couple of years (and a few months of delay), lots of paperwork and tests. According to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, this certification allows more than one provider to compete for military launches, which is expected to cost the branch $70 billion until 2030, for the first time...
  • Charter Communications to offer Dodgers TV channel (after buyout of Time Warner)

    05/26/2015 6:35:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 26, 2015 | Meg James
    Charter Communications plans to soon begin offering the Los Angeles Dodgers TV channel, SportsNet LA, in Southern California, breaking the year-long impasse that has prevented thousands of baseball fans from watching their favorite team on TV ... "We want the Dodgers on every outlet and we are committed to making that happen," [Charter Communications Chief Executive Tom] Rutledge said ...
  • HSBC fears world recession with no lifeboats left

    05/26/2015 6:06:34 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 38 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 5:00PM BST 24 May 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The world economy is disturbingly close to stall speed. The United Nations has cut its global growth forecast for this year to 2.8pc, the latest of the multinational bodies to retreat. It leaves a thin safety buffer against any economic shock - most potently if China abandons its crawling dollar peg and resorts to 'beggar-thy-neighbour' policies, transmitting a further deflationary shock across the global economy. ... Each of the past four US recoveries has been weaker than the last one. The average growth rate has fallen from 4.5pc in the early 1980s to nearer 2pc this time. ... The US...
  • The GOP's Donald Trump problem (slightly biased article, but a good read)

    05/26/2015 5:52:55 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 26, 2015 | 5:00 am | By Daniel Allott
    It only takes the author until the first sentence of the third paragraph to clearly state what this article is about: "Whether or not Trump ultimately runs, he is likely to play a prominent role in 2016. That's bad news for Republicans." I know there are those right here on this site who agree with that, but there are those on this site, who do not agree with that. Let Trump state his case. It is a strong one, in my opinion. Quoting here: (further down in the article) "There are three main reasons why so many conservatives revere Trump....
  • Indian Denied Job For Being Muslim

    05/26/2015 2:45:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Arab News ^ | Friday 22 May 2015
    In a case of religious discrimination, a young MBA graduate was rejected for a job in a diamond export company for being a Muslim, prompting the National Commission for Minorities to seek an explanation from the business house. The incident also drew criticism from the central government, which said religious discrimination cannot be allowed. Management graduate Zeshan Ali Khan had applied for an opening in the company on May 19 and, according to him, he received a response within 15 minutes, which said they hired only non-Muslim candidates. “Thanks for your application. We regret to inform you that we hire...
  • Worldwide Smartphone Growth To Slow In 2015, As China Reaches Saturation

    05/26/2015 2:03:13 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 05/26/15 | Sarah Perez
    The writing has been on the wall for some time, but analysts at IDC are again confirming today that the worldwide smartphone market will continue to see its overall growth slow in 2015. The firm says that global smartphone shipments will grow just 11.3 percent this year, down from 27.6 percent the year prior. The changes are attributed, in part, to the Chinese smartphone market reaching saturation, which will make 2015 the first year that China’s smartphone growth (2.5 percent) will be slower than the worldwide market. China’s slowdown will also impact Android’s growth, IDC says, as the Google-developed mobile...
  • He’s fired. Who’s next? Sexist buffoonery cost man his job. But you could lose yours for a lot less.

    05/26/2015 1:58:14 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    Maclean's ^ | May 22, 2015 | Charlie Gillis
    In its eight years of existence, Toronto’s BMO Field has become known as a refuge from workaday decorum—a place where soccer fans can let loose their animal subconscious, gulping beer and braying out their frustrations far from the disapproving eyes of colleagues and bosses. It was living up to that reputation two Sundays ago, when Shauna Hunt, a reporter with CityNews, dropped by the stadium’s southeast plaza to catch fans spilling out of a match between their beloved Toronto FC and the Houston Dynamo. The bacchanalia had ended with a 2-1 Toronto loss, but civil order was not yet in...
  • Chinese Firm’s Headquarters Shaped Like ‘Star Trek’s’ Enterprise

    05/25/2015 11:58:15 PM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    With the help of Google Maps, fans of the science fiction franchise “Star Trek” have boldly gone to China to find a new discovery: the USS Enterprise as a work of architecture. The design of the building has sparked heated discussion online among Trekkies about which ship from the long-running television and movie series it is based on. Now the mysterious owner has come forward. The 260-meter long, 100-meter wide, six-floor building was built by Hong Kong-listed Chinese online game developer NetDragon Websoft, whose founder Liu Dejian — a 43-year-old University of Kansas alumni — is a huge fan. Mr....
  • Millionaire banker forced to sell luxe belongings

    05/25/2015 9:19:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/25 | Julia Marsh
    The multi-millionaire banker who chose to expose his illicit affair rather than pay a court-ordered debt has to face the further humiliation of parting with his belongings, including art, antiques, furs and jewelry at public auction. A Manhattan Supreme Court judge told Hugh Levey to hand over $2 million worth of property including artwork by Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein.
  • Bay Area Actress Helps Boy From African Slum Find His Dream

    05/25/2015 8:46:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/25 | Joe Rosato Jr.
    "One chance, one goal." It’s a slogan that wafts through Kibera, the three-square-mile urban slum in the city of Nairobi, Kenya. The adage refers to the very few opportunities in Kibera. Sewage runs through the streets, homes resemble rusted houses of cards, and education is a dream very few dare to imagine. But amid the squalor, Yema Khalif Manyanki harbored the loftiest of dreams -- he wanted to be a movie actor and even more far-fetched, he wanted to go to a university. He acted in skits in dirt lots, and got somewhat OK grades in school. But Kibera didn’t...
  • Debunked: Your SSD won't lose data if left unplugged after all

    05/25/2015 8:25:11 PM PDT · by dayglored · 25 replies
    PC World ^ | May 21, 2015 | Gordon Mah Ung
    If you’re in a panic because the Internet told you that your shiny new SSD may lose data in “just a few days” when stored in a hot room, take a chill pill—it’s apparently all a huge misunderstanding, according to the man who wrote the original presentation all the fear is based on. In a conversation with Kent Smith of Seagate and Alvin Cox, the Seagate engineer who wrote the presentation that set the Internet abuzz, PCWorld was told we’re all just reading it wrong. “People have misunderstood the data that they’re looking at,” Smith said. Cox agreed saying there’s...
  • The GOP's debate problem (Mainstream Media's obligatory Trump slam included)

    05/25/2015 11:09:39 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/24/15 7:00 PM EDT Updated 5/25/15 12:36 PM EDT | By Eli Stokols
    CONCORD, N.H. — For weeks, Rick Santorum has tried to shake every last hand in Iowa and New Hampshire. Lindsey Graham has been shuttling up to New Hampshire almost every other weekend to meet with small groups of voters. Carly Fiorina and Rick Perry have been getting rave reviews from their crowds in a number of the early states. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/the-gops-debate-problem-118259.html#ixzz3bAuRRlK4
  • Reagan- America Is The Last Stand On Earth

    05/25/2015 6:56:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/25/15
    Ronald Reagan tells it like it is, America is the last stand on earth. If the US is taken over then the planet is lost. A Time for Choosing speech Oct 27, 1964 excerpt
  • Growing underground: the subterranean park in New York

    05/24/2015 4:57:38 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 13 replies
    FT via drudge ^ | May 22, 2015 3:51 pm | Christopher Kompanek
    Long stretches of densely packed tenement buildings still line the concrete streets of the Lower East Side, standing as living artefacts of its 19th- and 20th-century immigrant past. Bathtubs sit in renovated kitchens and floor-to-ceiling windows look out on to brick walls in elegant attempts to mask the neighbourhood’s cramped topography. This tension courses down Clinton Street, where some of the city’s best restaurants now occupy narrow storefronts that once sold pickled herring from barrels. “There’s so much cultural resonance there, but it’s a part of the city that’s bereft of public space, landmarks or any civic attention,” the architect...
  • Pac-Man’s 35th anniversary – Memories and a New Mobile Game

    05/24/2015 4:24:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    TechnoBuffalo ^ | MAY 23, 2015 | RON DUWELL
    This past week marked the 35th anniversary of gaming’s first international superstar, Pac-Man. The arcade cabinet hit the Japanese gaming scene on May 22, 1980, and it dominated the American market later that year in October. True, Americans had Pong by that point in history, and Japan was overrun by Space Invaders. However, Pac-Man was the first mascot both countries could share, leading to an incredible entertainment alliance which led to 35 years of excellence. Everything from Donkey Kong and Final Fantasy to Monster Hunter and Metal Gear Solid, all because some pizza faced weirdo chomped down on blue ghosts....
  • Trump Takes Aim at Jeb in Florida Speech (Good for Trump)

    05/24/2015 9:24:55 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 11 replies
    News Max ^ | Saturday, 23 May 2015 11:55 PM
    Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump, who says he is seriously considering a run for the presidency in 2016, blasted former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for his much-criticized statements on the Iraq War. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/US/trump-jeb-bush-incompetent-iraq/2015/05/23/id/646476/#ixzz3b4eBRRHE Urgent: Rate Obama on His Job Performance. Vote Here Now!
  • Taking Trump Seriously (American Thinker)

    05/24/2015 2:18:23 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 24 2015 | By Malcolm Unwell
    Are you not eagerly anticipating Donald Trump’s announcement about whether he will run for president? This is a serious question, despite all the mockery that is aimed at the real estate mogul. Skepticism about his potential candidacy is understandable, but the tone towards Trump would likely change dramatically were he to announce his candidacy. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/05/taking_trump_seriously.html#ixzz3b2uFIVjj Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook
  • Google Tone Shares Links To Computers Within Earshot Using Beeps And Boops

    05/23/2015 9:46:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 05/22/15 | Jason Cipriani
    A new Chrome extension, called Google Tone, released this week makes it possible to share a URL with another computer in the room using a series of beeps and boops. The concept is dead simple yet instantly instills a sense of disbelief. A computer making seemingly random sounds can transmit the URL for the tab I have open in Chrome across the room? Get out. Full of skepticism, I decided to put it to the test. I installed the Chrome extension on a MacBook Air and a HP laptop running Windows 10. And you know what? It works! Click on...
  • VIDEO: Trump on Rubio and Jeb (Critical of them both, but just on one answer)

    05/23/2015 5:51:29 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 7 replies
    Harald Tribune ^ | Friday, May 22, 2015 | By Jeremy Wallace , Herald-Tribune
    Trump was in Sarasota on Thursday to accept the annual "Statesman of the Year Award" from the Sarasota Republican Party. Check out more of what he had to say here. http://politics.heraldtribune.com/2015/05/22/video-trump-on-rubio-and-jeb/
  • Trump calls Romney a ‘choker,’ says Jeb is ‘total fool’ (hard to argue with Trump on this)

    05/22/2015 4:43:25 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | 2:14pm | By Laura Italiano
    Donald Trump hasn’t announced a run for president quite yet, but that isn’t stopping him from hurling stink bombs at fellow Republicans — calling Mitt Romney “a choker,” Marco Rubio “a horror show” and Jeb Bush “a nice person,” who’s still “a total fool.” Not that he can’t stand any of them. http://nypost.com/2015/05/22/trump-calls-romney-a-choker-says-jeb-is-total-fool/
  • Man survives shotgun attack after his iPhone takes brunt of blast

    05/22/2015 4:13:05 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 59 replies
    ITV Reports ^ | May 22, 2015
    Man survives shotgun attack after his iPhone takes brunt of blast A man miraculously survived being shot near his home with a sawn-off shotgun when his iPhone took the brunt of the blast. The victim's iPhone took the majority of the blast from the shotgun The victim's mobile phone took the majority of the blast from the shotgun. Credit: Cheshire Police The 25-year-old victim sustained serious injuries to his abdomen but managed to get up and head back to his block of flats where emergency services were called. Ryan Duggan, 19, has been found guilty of attempted murder at Chester...
  • 12 States Release Proposed Premium Increases

    05/22/2015 10:55:38 AM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 14 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 5-22-15 | Sean Riley
    While premium filings aren’t expected from the federal government until next month, a report from The Wall Street Journal released Thursday provides a snapshot of preliminary 2016 rate filings from health insurance market leaders in 11 states. The figures represent average increases in premiums proposed by the largest carriers in each state that has made requests public. A separate report from the Associated Press notes that the largest carrier in South Dakota has proposed a 42.9 percent increase in premiums in the individual market. Increases are subject to review by the states and will be finalized in the fall.
  • Josh Duggar apologizes amid molestation allegations, quits Family Research Council

    05/22/2015 4:45:51 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 99 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 22nd 2015 | Elahe Izadi
    In the wake of a tabloid report alleging that he molested several underage girls while he was a teenager, reality-television star Josh Duggar said Thursday that he “acted inexcusably” and was “deeply sorry” for what he called “my wrongdoing.” The 27-year-old Duggar, a high-profile member of the evangelical Christian family that stars on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” also resigned his post with the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying organization. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” Duggar said in a statement posted on Facebook on Thursday....
  • Oakland Cat Town Cafe Lowers Feline Euthanasia Rate

    05/21/2015 11:58:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | Tamara Palmer
    Oakland's Cat Town Cafe and Adoption Center is purring along nicely. According to Inside Scoop SF, the combination coffee spot and kitty fostering hangout has succeeded in adopting out 184 cats since it opened in October, which has brought the euthanasia rate at partner organization Oakland Animal Services down from 41 to 21 percent. Those statistics may or may not take into account the most recent foster animal, Griffin, an orange and white cat who was one of the cafe's longest residents; he got fostered on Monday. Cat Town Cafe's Saving Pets crowdfunding campaign has currently raised $29,232 to continue...
  • Farmer Delays Harvesting Crops to Save Baby Blackbirds, Earning Flock of Praise

    05/21/2015 9:38:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    A central California farmer is holding off on harvesting his fields until thousands of imperiled tricolored baby blackbirds can fly from their nests. The Fresno Bee reports Thursday that Frank Mendonsa, owner of a dairy farm south of Tulare, California, was recognized Wednesday by Audubon California and the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service. About 15,000 tricolored blackbirds are temporarily nesting in fields of triticale silage that Mendonsa is growing for cow feed, the newspaper reported.
  • Flawed Android factory reset leaves crypto and login keys ripe for picking - LINK ONLY

    05/21/2015 7:46:40 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 17 replies
    Ars Technica — LINK ONLY | May 21, 2015 | by Dan Goodin
    An estimated 630 million phones fail to purge contacts, e-mails, images, and more. LINK ONLY DUE TO COPYRIGHT LIMITATIONS: Ars Technica — Flawed Android factory reset leaves crypto and login keys ripe for picking
  • USDA Inspections Offer Glimpse into the Supply Chain for Whole Foods' New Rabbit Meat Pilot Program

    05/21/2015 5:10:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Vicky Nguyen, Liza Meak and Felipe Escamilla
    Consumer demand for rabbit meat and the welfare of the rabbits may not be what Whole Foods has suggested.Whole Foods Market is known for its high quality and high prices, but now some critics question whether the grocery chain is living up to its own high standards in its rabbit meat pilot program. In the summer of 2014, the grocery chain started to offer rabbit meat in select markets across the country, including the Bay area. The Investigative Unit obtained USDA inspection reports for Iowa Rabbit, the farm that supplies Whole Foods Market with its rabbit meat. An analysis of...
  • Donald Trump: 'I want to make the country great again'

    05/21/2015 4:33:58 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 131 replies
    Fox News Channel ^ | Published May 21, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    Vido Interview between Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump. Then the interview is printed below. Not too shabby.
  • New Windows 10 Build 10122 aims to fix file association hijacking

    05/21/2015 2:59:47 PM PDT · by dayglored · 23 replies
    The Register ^ | May 21, 2015 | Tim Anderson
    Smoother and more stable, but Start menu and tablet issues remain Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10, named 10122, which includes an effort to fix file association hijacking, where a newly installed application becomes the default for opening documents with a particular extension, such as PDF, docx, jpg or MP3. In Windows 10, neither desktop nor Universal (UAP) apps will be able to show a dialog prompting the user to change default file associations. Instead, users get a prompt when they next open a document of a type handled by a newly installed app. The prompt defaults...
  • Is the White House Big Enough for Donald Trump? (actually a pretty good article)

    05/21/2015 3:40:15 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 5 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | By Rebecca Berg - May 21, 2015 | By Rebecca Berg - May 21, 2015
    Donald Trump will announce next month whether he will run for president, with an event most likely at Trump Tower in New York City. But, in Washington on Tuesday, the businessman and television personality was preoccupied with another project in the works. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2015/05/21/the_donalds_presidential_ambitions_126673.html
  • Donald Trump's answer to America's immigration crisis involves a really big fence

    05/21/2015 2:56:58 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 17 replies
    AL.com ^ | May 20 2015 | By Leada Gore | lgore@al.com
    Real estate mogul and reality television personality – and possible 2016 presidential contender Donald Trump – has an answer for at least some of America's immigration issues. http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2015/05/donald_trumps_answer_to_americ.html
  • Apple releases Watch OS 1.0.1

    05/21/2015 1:53:39 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Tuesday, May 20, 2015
    Apple has just released Watch OS 1.0.1 which includes performance improvements and bug fixes including the following: Improved performance for: • Siri • Measuring stand activity • Calculating calories for indoor cycling and rowing workouts • Distance and pace during outdoor walk and run workouts • Accessibility • Third party appsDisplay support for new Emoji charactersAdditional language support for: • Brazilian Portuguese • Danish • Dutch • Swedish • Russian • Thai • TurkishFor information on the security content of this update, please visit this website: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222To Update, launch the Apple Watch app on your iPhone. In My Watch > General, go to Software Update.Make sure your Apple Watch is: • In range...
  • Safari (Apple browser) URL-spoofing vuln reveals how fanbois can be led astray

    05/20/2015 8:05:38 PM PDT · by dayglored · 13 replies
    The Register ^ | May 20, 2015 | Alexander J Martin
    A recently published exploit for the Safari browser demonstrates a URL spoofing mechanism which might convince users they are visiting a legitimate website, when they are actually visiting another site which may be phishing their details. Deusen researchers have disclosed a vulnerability which may be exploited by hackers to hijack user accounts on a range of websites, from social media to banking. The proof-of-concept invites users to visit what appears to be the Daily Mail website – however, a script will execute the loading of another URL before the page users are directed to can be displayed. Tested using Safari...
  • Donald Trump Has a Major Pledge for Christians Across the Globe if He Becomes President

    05/20/2015 4:45:48 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May. 20, 2015 1:42pm | Billy Hallowell
    Business mogul Donald Trump made a notable pledge to Bible-believers across the globe over the weekend, vowing that if he runs for president and wins, he will be the “greatest representative of the Christians they’ve had in a long time.” Includes a 1 minute, 26 second video.
  • U.S.-China Dispute Heats Up in South China Sea

    05/20/2015 4:31:43 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 7 replies
    Yahoo . com ^ | 2:48 minutes | WSJ Live
    China has condemned a U.S. military plan to send aircraft and Navy vessels to the South China Sea in light of China’s territorial claims. WSJ’s Julian Barnes explains. Photo: Getty Images https://screen.yahoo.com/u-china-dispute-heats-south-132704933.html
  • 10 Most Expensive Cities in the World

    The Knight Frank Wealth Report has just published the top 40 cities in the world which work out to be the most expensive for property prices in its Global Cities Survey........ Here are the top ten places (reverse order) if you have a spare million dollars laying around to get rid of somewhere in the world: Top-Ten Cities 10. Los Angeles, where it would take $1 million to get 57 square meters of property in the city center. 9. Paris would set you back $1 million and get you just 50 square meters of some chic place to crash in....
  • Texas Legislature Preempts Denton Fracking Ban

    05/20/2015 1:39:35 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 6 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 5-20-15 | John Eick
    Last November, citizens of Denton, TX voted via referendum to ban the oil and gas well stimulation technique commonly known as hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” The outcome was significant since the city sits on top of the Barnett shale play, the third largest onshore natural gas producing field in the U.S. Although a handful of municipalities and counties across the country have banned fracking or related activities, Denton is the first city with significant oil or natural gas deposits to do so. Last year, ALEC briefly wrote about the lawsuits filed in Texas challenging the legality of the ban and...
  • Shedding new light on 175-year-old principle: New class of swelling magnets ... energize the world

    05/20/2015 11:06:44 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 05-20-2015 | Provided by Temple University
    A new class of magnets that expand their volume when placed in a magnetic field and generate negligible amounts of wasteful heat during energy harvesting, has been discovered by researchers at Temple University and the University of Maryland. The researchers, Harsh Deep Chopra, professor and chair of mechanical engineering at Temple, and Manfred Wuttig, professor of materials science and engineering at Maryland, published their findings, "Non-Joulian Magnetostriction," in the May 21st issue of the journal, Nature. This transformative breakthrough has the potential to not only displace existing technologies but create altogether new applications due to the unusual combination of magnetic...
  • Ultrasonic production of skimmed milk [Faster Cheese!]

    05/20/2015 8:37:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 6 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 05-20-2015 | Provided by Acoustical Society of America
    Recently, scientists from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) have jointly demonstrated cream separation from natural whole milk at liter-scales for the first time using ultrasonic standing waves—a novel, fast and nondestructive separation technique typically used only in small-scale settings. At the 169th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA), being held May 18-22 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the researchers will report the key design and effective operating parameters for milk fat separation in batch and continuous systems. The project, co-funded by the Geoffrey-Gardiner Dairy Foundation and the Australian Research...
  • The 25 best cities for job seekers right now

    05/20/2015 8:29:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/20/2015 | JACQUELYN SMITH
    If you've been unsuccessful in your job search, it might be time to start looking in other parts of the country. But before you pack up and go, you'll want to consider which cities have the best career opportunities, the happiest workers, and the lowest cost of living. To help, online careers community Glassdoor just released its latest report on the 25 best cities for jobs right now. These metro areas stand out for having the highest Glassdoor "Job Score," which was determined by weighting three factors equally: how easy it is to get a job (hiring opportunity), how affordable...
  • Clever fish around the coast of Mallorca Island

    05/20/2015 8:19:56 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 27 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 05-20-2015 | Provided by Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FVB)
    To avoid overfishing and aid in sustainable exploitation, the status of the fish stocks has to be monitored regularly. In many cases stock assessment is based on fishery-dependent data generated from fish markets or creel surveys. The assumption is: the lower the catches in a certain unit of time, the smaller the stock of fish should be. The scientists Dr. Josep Alós and Prof. Dr. Robert Arlinghaus from the German Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin have now shown that some fish species show enhanced gear-avoidance behaviour in regions with high angling intensity compared...
  • New York City vs. London: Which is the better city?

    05/20/2015 8:07:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/20/2015 | SARAH SCHMALBRUCH
    The debate over which is the better city — New York City or London — has been raging for a long time. The cities are alike in that they're both densely populated cosmopolitan capitals of their respective countries, but they also have their differences. We rounded up the factors that are important for both inhabitants and visitors to take into consideration and used them to help settle the debate. As a side note: Even though I currently live in NYC, I'm a native Chicagoan, so I'm an impartial judge in the matter. COST Both London and NYC are notorious for...
  • How Government Inaction Ended the Depression of 1921

    05/20/2015 7:42:14 AM PDT · by all the best · 4 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | May 20, 2015 | Llewellyn Rockwell
    As the financial crisis of 2008 took shape, the policy recommendations were not slow in coming: why, economic stability and American prosperity demand fiscal and monetary stimulus to jump-start the sick economy back to life. And so we got fiscal stimulus, as well as a program of monetary expansion without precedent in US history. David Stockman recently noted that we have in effect had fifteen solid years of stimulus — not just the high-profile programs like the $700 billion TARP and the $800 billion in fiscal stimulus, but also $4 trillion of money printing and 165 out of 180 months...
  • A man holding a Donald Trump domain hostage has been forced to hand over the web address

    05/20/2015 4:50:46 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 8 replies
    Perthnow.com ^ | May 20, 2015 5:00PM | JULIA MARSH New York Post
    A SALESMAN who was allegedly holding a Donald Trump domain hostage in exchange for an appearance on The Apprentice, now has to give up the Web address for nothing. http://www.perthnow.com.au/technology/techknow/a-man-holding-a-donald-trump-domain-hostage-has-been-forced-to-hand-over-the-web-address/story-fnjwujbv-1227361871915