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  • Office Building I Work At and Masks

    10/22/2020 9:17:23 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 35 replies
    Free Republic | 10/22/2020 | Chicagoconservative27
    The building I work at has five floors and various tenants on each floor. Not many now because of the virus. Company I work for has 30 employees on the first floor and the basement. I was walking in from outside just now and the building owner stopped me in the lobby. He is a great guy and we get along well. He was telling me some the upper floor tenants are bitching that "some guy" on the first floor does not wear a mask when he walks around the lobby or to use the restroom on the first floor....
  • Former Chief Science Officer for Pfizer Says "Second Wave" Faked on False-Positive COVID Tests, "Pandemic is Over"

    Former Chief Science Officer for Pfizer Says "Second Wave" Faked on False-Positive COVID Tests, "Pandemic is Over" Updated on October 13, 2020 In a stunning development, a former Chief Science Officer for the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer says "there is no science to suggest a second wave should happen." The "Big Pharma" insider asserts that false positive results from inherently unreliable COVID tests are being used to manufacture a "second wave" based on "new cases." Dr. Mike Yeadon, a former Vice President and Chief Science Officer for Pfizer for 16 years, says that half or even "almost all" of tests for...
  • What gadgets do you use at home that saves a lot of time?

    10/22/2020 8:15:34 AM PDT · by Jonty30 · 85 replies
    I have a breadmaker, a Zojirishi model. You just throw the ingredients and press the settings. It is that easy and and you can set a time for it to start, so you have fresh loaf for breakfast. I also use a Starfrit manual food processor. Very eash to clean and I think it's faster than an electric one. Especially for small meals.
  • An integrated circuit of pure magnons

    10/22/2020 7:41:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    techxplore.com ^ | October 20, 2020 | by University of Vienna
    The directional coupler with a visible atomic structure is depicted. Spin wave jumps from one nanowire conduit to another nanowire at the point where the conduits are getting closer one to another. Credit: Niels Paul Bethe =========================================================================== Researchers led by Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK) and the University of Vienna successfully constructed a basic building block of computer circuits using magnons to convey information, in place of electrons. The 'magnonic half-adder' described in Nature Electronics, requires just three nanowires, and far less energy than the latest computer chips. A team of physicists are marking a milestone in the quest for smaller...
  • Another Chromium browser for Linux? Microsoft Edge arrives in preview form, no love for Arm yet

    10/22/2020 7:25:57 AM PDT · by dayglored · 7 replies
    The Register ^ | Oct 21, 2020 | Richard Speed
    One question: Why Redmond, why? Ah, you need to meet developers wherever they are... Microsoft has delivered on its threat to inflict Chromium Edge on Linux. Completist tendencies aside, one would be forgiven for wondering, "Why?"Click to enlarge Edge on Linux had been lurking behind the bushes before its announcement at September's Build event. Indeed, Microsoft insiders had whispered to us that it had been running for a while, but booting it out of the door was not a top priority for the team. A good few months later and here we are: a Dev Channel version of Edge can...
  • Windows 10 October 2020 Update arrives: Nothing that will drop your jaw, but we've had enough of 2020's fun surprises anyway

    10/22/2020 7:15:58 AM PDT · by dayglored · 20 replies
    The Register ^ | Oct 21, 2020 | Richard Speed
    Steady as she goes for Microsoft as Edge turns up and Start gets a buffing Good news for Windows fans, the October 2020 Update is here, for some people at least, and the known issues list isn't as bad as the last one.After lurking in the beta and release preview channel of the Windows Insider program for what seemed like an age, the Windows 10 October 2020 (aka 20H2) has arrived, bringing with it Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge browser and, frankly, precious little else.The glorified update follows the pattern established in 2019, where a major update hit during the spring,...
  • Cooper administration encourages 36 counties to enhance COVID-19 restrictions (NC)

    10/22/2020 3:50:55 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Journal Now ^ | 10/22/20 | Richard Craver
    Gov. Roy Cooper chose Wednesday to keep in place statewide Phase 3 socioeconomic restrictions through Nov. 14. However, two members of his administration sent a letter Tuesday to elected leaders in 36 counties - though not Forsyth - recommending and encouraging them to consider implementing enhanced restrictions of their own. The request from state Health Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen and state Public Safety Secretary Erik Hooks emphasizes reinforcing social-distancing request within their communities, including for officials to "consider local actions to improve compliance with executive orders." **SNIP** Suggested enforcement steps included: * Imposing fines for businesses that do not enforce...
  • Trump mocks Obama’s return to Biden campaign saying he couldn’t help Hillary win and repeats his middle name Hussein

    10/22/2020 3:02:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Sun ^ | 10/22/20 | Kassidy Vavra
    PRESIDENT Trump unleashed on Barack Obama during a campaign rally on Wednesday, claiming the former president couldn't help Hillary win as he repeated his middle name, Hussein. His comments to supporters in North Carolina came the same day that former president Obama slammed Trump as he hit the trails to campaign for Joe Biden. "Obama's now campaigning, even though he refused to support Biden," Trump claimed as he spoke to his supporters in Gastonia. "Even after Biden sort of semi-won. He wouldn't do it. It took forever." "But now he's campaigning for him." Trump said he questioned if Obama hitting...
  • Ocasio-Cortez, Omar Join Event With Activist Who Said ‘America Deserved 9/11’

    10/21/2020 8:08:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | 10/21/20 | Mairead McArdle
    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday helped host an online event aimed at encouraging young people to vote that was organized by an activist who said last year that “America deserved 9/11.” The New York Democrat congresswoman, 31, spoke at the beginning of the virtual event, which was streamed on Twitch, and announced an “amazing lineup” of gamers to play “Among Us,” a newly popular video game. Hasan Piker, a vlogger who last year came under fire for saying “America deserved 9/11,” organized the event, which featured popular Twitch streamers along with Ocasio-Cortez and fellow congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who herself has...
  • Ohio sheriff offers to help celebrities leave the US if President Trump wins reelection

    10/21/2020 4:13:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 25 replies
    KAKE ^ | 10/21/20
    HAMILTON, Ohio (KAKE) - An Ohio sheriff is drawing national attention for a video in which he offered to help pay transportation cost for celebrities who said they'd leave the country if Donald Trump is re-elected president. Sheriff Richard K. Jones, starting Monday with a pair of social media posts, went viral again. A release posted to Facebook said Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones "would like to extend an invitation to put money towards a one-way ticket for any celebrity that would like to leave the country this time around if President Trump is re-elected.” Among the recent celebrities...
  • Mouthwash May Help to Neutralise Coronavirus, Experiment With Human Cells Suggests

    10/21/2020 8:57:24 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.sciencealert.com ^ | 21 OCTOBER 2020 | PETER DOCKRILL
    A range of common household items – including mouthwash, nasal rinses, and even diluted baby shampoo – have been found to inactivate a form of human coronavirus in new research, highlighting another potential avenue to reduce transmission rates amid the ongoing COVID–19 pandemic. Before we go any further, it's worth pointing out that nobody is suggesting mouthwash is some kind of silver bullet that can protect you from a virus that has killed over 1 million people so far, as that's not what this research is demonstrating, nor recommending. For starters, nobody gargled oral rinses as part of these new...
  • This Beetle's Shell Is So Diabolically Tough It Can Be Driven Over. Now We Know How

    10/21/2020 8:43:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.sciencealert.com ^ | 21 OCTOBER 2020 | MICHELLE STARR
    The diabolical ironclad beetle (Phloeodes diabolicus) of North America doesn't have the visual pizzazz of some of its more shiny beetle cousins, looking more like a small piece of gnarly bark or stone. But what it lacks in dazzle, it makes up for in durability: its exoskeleton is one of the toughest materials in the natural world. Now scientists might have finally figured out its secrets - and are starting to apply them to new materials. Not only is it incredibly difficult for predators to attack, the diabolical ironclad beetle has been known to survive not just human stompings, but...
  • Covid conservation i just had at work

    10/21/2020 6:28:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 61 replies
    Free Republic | 10/21/2020 | Chicagoconservative27
    Lady I work with just came back after a week of being gone. Week ago she got a call that her aunt tested positive for covid. Turns out she is claiming she tests negative but 59 of her relatives were positive with nobody going to the hospital. She is one of the biggest members of the fear porn mob and now she is better after seeing her family members get it and it is not a death sentence. This all happened at a party she claims. I really do not know what to believe after hearing that. 59 get it...
  • Mouthwash could 'inactivate' human coronaviruses that cause infections like the common cold

    10/21/2020 3:01:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 26 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/20/20 | Rachel Grumman Bender
    Mouthwashes may help lower the transmission and spread of the coronavirus, according to a new study. In the study, published in the Journal of Medical Virology, researchers investigated over-the-counter mouthwashes and nasal rinses commonly found in drug stores and supermarkets, since both types of products “directly impact the major sites of reception and transmission of human coronaviruses (HCoV)” - namely, the mouth and nose - and “may provide an additional level of protection against the virus.” To find out whether mouthwashes and nasal rinses would be effective against the coronavirus, the researchers tested a common human coronavirus known as 229e...
  • Democrats want the names of voters who used GOP drop boxes. Now they’re going to court

    10/21/2020 2:32:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | 10/20/20 | Lara Korte
    California Republicans refuse to hand over information about who used their unofficial ballot drop boxes. Now, state Democratic leaders are taking them to court. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Tuesday filed a petition in the Sacramento Superior Court requesting the court order the CA GOP to comply with “investigative interrogatories,” or questions posed to the party about the use of unofficial ballot drop boxes. Becerra is asking the court to force Republicans to provide the name, address and birth date of all individuals that deposited a vote by mail ballot in any of Republicans’ non-official drop boxes, as well...
  • So, who is behind the release of Hunter Biden's accused crimes?

    10/20/2020 8:07:29 PM PDT · by Jonty30 · 40 replies
    I only say accused, because he hasn't been formerly charged or convicted of what is being revealed. However, who stands to benefit within the DNC if Biden is removed from running or soon after being elected, if he wins the election?
  • “Thank God her car broke down”: River North club drug victim speaks out

    10/20/2020 6:03:40 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 11 replies
    CWB ^ | 29 Oct
    After drugging a well-dressed River North nightclub’s VIP host around closing time Sunday, two Milwaukee women led the nearly-incoherent man to their nearby car. But they had a big problem after they stripped him of his cellphones, watch, and credit cards: Their car wouldn’t start, and they had a half-clothed, unresponsive man in the backseat. “They roofied me at the club because I was wearing designer clothes and a gold Rolex watch,” the alleged victim told CWBChicago in an interview Monday afternoon. He asked us to withhold his name. A source said another man was targeted similarly on Friday night....
  • The unhappiest place on earth? Disney attacks California Gov. Newsom's 'arbitrary' COVID guidelines that will keep Disneyland 'shuttered for the foreseeable future' after state announced further delays to reopening large theme parks

    10/20/2020 2:51:08 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 75 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 20, 2020 | Rachel Sharp
    Disney has attacked California Governor Newsom for his 'arbitrary' COVID guidelines that will keep Disneyland 'shuttered for the foreseeable future', after the state announced further delays to reopening large theme parks Tuesday. Disneyland Resort's President Ken Potrock blasted state officials in a statement Tuesday saying the reopening guidelines are 'unworkable' and will force 'thousands more people out of work'. The outrage came after the state released protocols for reopening California theme parks Tuesday, revealing it will still be several weeks before Disneyland in Anaheim, California, can start welcoming guests back to the so-called 'Happiest Place on Earth'. Tensions have been...
  • In response to the business of "non-college educated Trump voters."

    10/20/2020 2:11:10 PM PDT · by golux · 57 replies
    Oct 20 2020 | Oct 20 2020 | Golux
    Now the Admin Mods may Zot me or not, but if my words are heard by just one of my FRiends it will have been worthwhile. The stock and trade of the Democrat party is to convince each other that they are smarter than you, or I. This at the core of their beliefs: they are, in their minds, simply smarter. More enlightened. Naturally, they say, a baby should wince and scream, silently, in pain, as the scissors penetrate the neck. This is the celebration of womanhood for so many sad, single lesbians and their cats. Grades in school, of...
  • PortMiami wants $285M in COVID rent breaks for cruise lines as debt pressures grow

    10/20/2020 12:44:30 PM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 23 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Oct. 20, 2020 | Douglas Hanks
    Faced with a crippled cruise industry as a one-time cash cow, PortMiami wants to slash required rent payments for ships and hope business picks up in time to cover debt payments for an ongoing expansion. Once federal regulators lift the existing “no sail” order on cruises, cruise lines would resume rental fees for ships, but not have to meet minimum payments. Kuryla said the agreements were tailored to keep Miami poised to remain the top cruise port once ships begin filling up again, and reduce berthing costs enough for companies to consider leaving the port with vessels at a fraction...