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  • The Washington Post's privacy story on Apple and how they got it wrong

    10/20/2014 11:49:05 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 2 replies
    The Loop ^ | October 20, 2014 | Jim Dalrymple
    The Washington Post’s privacy story on Apple and how they got it wrong Posted on Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 6:36 pm. PT Written by Jim Dalrymple The Washington Post ran a sensationalistic story this morning that claimed Apple would have user’s location, unique identifying codes and search terms when using Spotlight in OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. The function is part of Spotlight search, which was updated with last week’s launch of new Mac computers and Apple’s latest operating system, Yosemite OS X, which also is available for download to owners of older machines. Once Yosemite is...
  • The Liberals' One Word That Rots This Country

    10/20/2014 10:25:10 PM PDT · by econjack · 8 replies
    Author | 10/21/2014 | econjack
    Is it just me, or is there liberal rot taking place. When I used to teach my Intro to Econ course, I would tell my students to close their eyes and listen to the TV ads. Doing so creates a totally different impression from the ad. Today, both local and national TV ads have drawn from the Liberal playbook to sell products. So many of them now feature that one word: "deserve". You "deserve" better cable service. You "deserve" a high-end luxury car. You "deserve" legal service if you spilled hot coffee on yourself. Bull crap. Sorry, Bozo, you don't...
  • Abortion Activist: De-Funding Planned Parenthood a Bigger Threat Than Ebola

    10/20/2014 6:57:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.20.14 | Carole Novielli
    Over at the Peoples Cube blog where they claim to cure weak liberalism with strong communism they have put into perspective the Ebola scare in light of are you ready for it- ABORTION! No, they are not referring to the millions of babies already slaughtered and the thousands that are killed every day from abortion. Peoples Cube author Commissarka Pinkie wants you to put the scare into perspective. plannedparenthood109Lest you think this is finally a voice of reason- think again ! Commissarka Pinkie writes, The hysteria over Ebola has gotten so out of hand lately, that President Obama was...
  • Planned Parenthood to open $9 million abortion facility in NYC, the abortion capital of the world

    10/20/2014 6:17:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Life Site ^ | 10.20.14 | Dustin Siggins
    Planned Parenthood is about to bring a mammoth new abortion facility to New York City, sometimes called the abortion capital of the world because of its ponderous abortion rate. Planned Parenthood official Joan Malin told The New York Times that the facility, which will cost $9 million to build, will perform 17,500 abortions a year when it is complete. Malin also said that Planned Parenthood's patient visits in the city's other boroughs have gone up by 26 percent since 2008. More than 10 percent of Planned Parenthood's "patients" come from Queens, according to Malin. The Queens location will make the...
  • What Women Want

    10/20/2014 2:36:23 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 52 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 20, 2014 | Mona Charen
    The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is What does a woman want? Sigmund Freud Though the mystery of feminine wants has stumped poets, philosophers, and the father of psychoanalysis, todays Democratic politicians think theyve found the key at least to the political desires of most women: a single-minded focus on the gynecological. Republicans, whipsawed by the results of 2012 races that featured large gender gaps, particularly among single women, and aware that women have trended Democrat...
  • Apple bulldozes Street with record quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion

    10/20/2014 2:22:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 23 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Monday, October 20, 2014 4:34 pm
    Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2014 fourth quarter ended September 27, 2014. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $42.1 billion and quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion, or $1.42 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $37.5 billion and net profit of $7.5 billion, or $1.18 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38 percent compared to 37 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 60 percent of the quarters revenue. Thomson Reuters analysts consensus called for Apple to report net income of $1.31 per share on revenue of $39.84...
  • Suddenly, Google Looks Shaky [Reports Lower than Expected Revenue Growth]

    10/20/2014 1:14:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/20/2014 | Nicholas Carlson
    Last week, Google reported slower-than-expected revenue growth during the third quarter. Investors punished the company with a stock sell-off, and now Google shares are trading at $511.17, well below a 52-week high of $604.83.In a story on the disappointing earnings, BI's Jillian D'Onfro pinpointed Google's problem: its big business, search advertising, isn't growing as fast as it used to. In fact, it hasn't grown so slowly since six years ago.To be very specific: People didn't click on Google search ads as much as everyone thought they would during the quarter."Growth in paid clicks didn't accelerate as much as analysts expected...
  • WTO rejects US country-of-origin labels for meat

    10/20/2014 11:11:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 20, 2014 2:05 PM EDT
    The World Trade Organization has rejected U.S. rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat identifying where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered. In a ruling Monday, the WTO said the requirements put Canadian and Mexican livestock at an unfair disadvantage.
  • This Is The Scariest Sentence From IBM's Earnings Announcement

    10/20/2014 8:08:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/20/2014 | Sam Ro
    We saw a marked slowdown in September in client buying behavior, and our results also point to the unprecedented pace of change in our industry."CEO Ginni Rometty said this in IBM's Q3 earnings announcement, which revealed tumbling revenue and profits at the company.The statement is troubling because as a global provider of business software and services, IBM is a bellwether of business spending. And a boom in business spending is central to the bullish outlooks of many economists and market strategists.IBM reported declines in all markets: Americas revenue fell 2%, Europe/Middle East/Africa revenue fell 2%, and Asia-Pacific revenue dropped 9%....
  • Yik Yak Wants To Be A News Hub, But It Needs To Grow Up First

    10/20/2014 3:48:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 20, 2014 | Ellen Huet
    Yik Yak, an anonymous, location-based app that acts as a sort of local bulletin board, wants to be a serious news source. Right now, Yik Yak is home to a lot of chatter and huge with college students. That demographic is reflected in the posts found on the app, which are mostly about midterms, Netflix, food and sex. But its founders, 23-year-olds Tyler Droll and Brooks Buffington, have big dreams for the app. They want it to be an on-the-ground, immediate feed of whats happening, especially during breaking news situations. On Monday, they released a new feature, Peek, that lets...
  • Opposing clinic inspections protects the abortion industry. Women? Not so much.

    10/19/2014 9:06:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    Live Action ^ | 10.19.14 | Adam Peters
    President Obama has been accused of trying to silence his critics. Apparently hes silencing his supporters now, too. That was Gwyneth Paltrows experience, anyway. Obama was attending a Democratic fundraiser organized by the Hollywood star when he allegedly robbed Paltrow of her ability to communicate. After describing herself as one of the presidents biggest fans, Ms. Paltrow went on to declare, Youre so handsome that I cant speak properly. As a heterosexual man, Im probably not the most qualified person to evaluate President Obamas physical attractiveness. What I can say is that no matter how handsome someone might be, there...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, October 19th, 2014.

    10/19/2014 5:03:12 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 53 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, October 19th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • After an abortion: a look into the recovery room

    10/19/2014 4:34:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Live Action ^ | 10.18.14 | Sarah Terzo
    Carol Everett owned two abortion clinics and was the director of four. She eventually became pro-life and now speaks about her experiences. Like nearly all abortion clinics, Everetts clinics had recovery rooms where women could stay after their abortions until the anesthesia wore off or they felt well enough to leave. Everett says there were two main reactions among women right after their abortions: [T]here are two reactions in the recovery room. The first one is: Ive killed my baby. And even then, it amazed me that that was the first time they called it a baby and the first...
  • Ferguson Protesters Target Walmart

    10/19/2014 11:55:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 70 replies
    nationalreview ^ | 10.17.14 | Ryan Lovelace
    When protesters first swarmed the streets of Ferguson, Mo., earlier this summer, they blamed the death of African-American teenager Michael Brown on racist police brutality and decried law enforcements response as evidence of the militarization of police in their community. After another black teenager was shot to death in an altercation with a police officer in the metropolitan St. Louis area earlier this month, protesters again took to the streets.
  • Sarah Palin Draws a Line in the Swamp: Col. Rob Maness Must Win Senate Race ... (La)

    10/19/2014 7:36:51 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 14, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee and a conservative kingmaker, is doubling her efforts in Louisiana to get retired Air Force Col. Rob Maness elected to the U.S. Senate over GOP Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and incumbent Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA).
  • Apple OS X Yosemite Review

    10/19/2014 12:19:47 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    DigitalTrends ^ | October 17, 2014 | Matt Smith
    OS X Yosemite is the perfect desktop operating system for people who just want to get stuff done.In early 2012, Apple CEO Tim Cook famously compared Microsoft’s attempt to make Windows an OS that’s friendly to tablets, notebooks and desktops alike akin to combining a refrigerator with a toaster. Consumers have largely agreed with this criticism, if Windows 8’s and 8.1’s paltry usage numbers are any indication. However, some enjoy having mobile features integrated into their PC.This is the kind of tough problem that Apple has been adept at tackling, and Yosemite is its latest attempt to make the magic work...
  • Markets & Ebola: Confusion, Containment, & Complexity

    10/18/2014 3:47:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 10.18.14 | Tyler Durden
    Via Scotiabank's Guy Haselmann, Ebola Must Be Contained Now President Obama and western governments are beginning to appreciate the scale of the Ebola crisis. Unfortunately, the highly deadly virus remains rampant in western Africa and is spreading there at an alarmingly exponential rate. Playing defense by trying to defend our borders will be insufficient since infected travels will not be identified give the long incubation period. However, health officials are doing an admirable and prudent job immediately quarantining all victims and tracing all of their contacts. Yet, the West must play offensive and snuff the virus out at its source....
  • Florida man arrested for 'stealing thousands of dollars worth of pipes and.....

    10/17/2014 8:56:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    MailOnline ^ | 10.17.14 | Associated Press Reporter and Mail Online Reporter
    FULL TITLE: Florida man arrested for 'stealing thousands of dollars worth of pipes and handles from restaurant bathrooms to sell to recycling centers' Police say they've flushed out a man accused of stealing the handles and pipes of toilets in parks and restaurant restrooms around a Florida city. St. Petersburg police said Friday that they arrested 28-year-old homeless man Brian Rinda. He is accused of stealing the plumbing from Cracker Barrel, Burger King, Bob Evans and other restaurants. Police released a photo of a pile of metal toilet parts that they say Rinda stole.
  • Peak Ebola? Even Goldman Is Now Warning About The Ebola Fear Factor

    10/17/2014 5:11:20 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 10-17-14 | Tyler Durden
    News about the spread of the Ebola virus has been an increasing focus for market participants in recent days. Despite rising media coverage, Ebola seems to have had little discernible effect on consumer sentiment to date. However, as Goldman Sachs notes, the "fear factor" associated with Ebola appears more significant than in past instances of pandemic concern. While expert opinion sees the likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the US as very low, it is likely any negative macroeconomic consequences are most likely to be transmitted through fear or risk-aversion channels.
  • Forget Ebola - Here's Why US Banks Are Now Extremely Vulnerable

    10/17/2014 5:02:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Simon Black via Sovereign Man blog, For a casual observer of the US economy (most experts), you could say that things look pretty good. Unemployment is at its lowest rate in six years. Earnings of S&P 500 companies are higher than ever, while their debt is lower than its been in the last 24 years. Nonetheless, rather than getting excited for good economic times, the big commercial banks are all battening down the hatches. Theyre preparing for bad times ahead. I often stress the importance of being prepared, so in theory, that should be a great sign. But...
  • what's the deal with real estate "earnest money" in MN?

    10/17/2014 3:10:49 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    muhself ^ | 10-17-14 | TZ
    had some maroon claim he was buying a house and then he disappears. our realtor says we'll never get the earnest money because it's all just a theoretical thing everyone puts on paper but nobody ever gets because it usually costs more money persuing it than the amount of the money is. anyone know how to stop the Craigslist-type driveby morons from doing this ?
  • If I don't cash a "Class Action" Lawsuit Check from Toyota, Who Gets the Money?

    10/17/2014 11:25:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 29 replies
    Please be advised that all appeals to the Settlement have been resolved in favor of the settlement and that the Settlement is now final.
  • Michigan funeral home provides drive-thru option

    10/17/2014 11:19:15 AM PDT · by dware · 49 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 10.17.2014 | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER
    SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) Only a couple of families have taken advantage of a new service available at a Saginaw funeral home. Drive-thru viewings. Paradise Funeral Chapel recently started offering the option, which allows mourners to pay their last respects on the go. It was designed in part to cater to those with physical limitations.
  • The One App You Need On Your Rsum If You Want A Job At Google [Average Pay: $141,000]

    10/17/2014 9:31:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/17/2014 | Jim Edwards
    Google has more than 50,000 employees right now, and they earn great salaries. Average pay at Google is $141,000. It's relatively easy to get a job at Google, too. The company is so large and has such a massive need for talent that hiring for Google is something of a headache, so if you have the right skills, Google is really enthusiastic to hear from you. Especially if you know how to use MatLab, a code and data analysis and management tool. On Thursday night, Google's former svp/product management Jonathan Rosenberg was in London with chairman Eric Schmidt to promote...
  • OSX.10 Yosemite released - Direct Link to download

    10/16/2014 8:27:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 35 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | Thursday, October 16, 2014 5:30 pm
    Not yet seeing OS X Yosemite in Software Update? Try using our direct link to OS X Yosemite in Apples Mac App Store below. OS X Yosemite is available as a free upgrade today from the Mac App Store. Yosemite supports all Macs introduced in 2009 or later, and some models introduced in 2007 and 2008, specifically: iMac (Mid-2007 or newer) MacBook (13-inch, late 2008 aluminum, early 2009 or newer) MacBook Pro (13-inch, mid-2009 or newer) MacBook Pro (15-inch, mid/late 2007 or newer) MacBook Pro (17-inch, late 2007 or newer) MacBook Air (Late 2008 or newer) Mac mini (Early 2009...
  • Researchers Expect Over 20 US Ebola Cases In Weeks, "You Don't Want To Know Worst Case"

    10/16/2014 7:24:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 50 replies
    Zerohedge.com ^ | Tyler Durden
    "We have a worst-case scenario, and you don't even want to know," warns Alessandro Vespignani, a researcher creating simulations of infectious disease outbreaks, but there could be as many as two dozen people in the U.S. infected with Ebola by the end of the month. The projections only run through October because its too difficult to model what will occur if the pace of the outbreak changes but, as Bloomberg reports, Vespignani warns if the outbreak becomes more widespread in other regions, it "would be like a bad science fiction movie." As Bloomberg reports,
  • Martha Stewart to Axe up to 50 Staff One Week after Losing her CEO to Bitter Rival Gwyneth ....

    10/16/2014 3:36:54 PM PDT · by Cecily · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | October 16, 2014 | Khaleda Rahman
    Martha Stewart is recovering from the loss of her CEO to rival Gwyneth Paltrow by axing up to 50 employees. The cuts will hit the sales and marketing departments at Martha Stewart Omnimedia hardest while some workers will be moved to Meredith Corporation. Last week, the 73-year-old's former CEO Lisa Gersh was hired by Paltrow's lifestyle company GOOP, which is currently engaged in a vicious media war with Martha's brand. But staffers were shocked to find out the news because the layoffs had been such a well-kept secret, a source told the New York Daily News. It's not the first...
  • 9 Essential IT Job Skills for 2015 [For Techies]

    10/16/2014 9:09:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Petri IT Knowledge base ^ | 10/15/2014 | JEFF JAMES
    The IT industry is in a time of transition these days, with cloud computing, the bring your own device (BYOD) phenomenon, and a host of other factors putting pressure on IT professionals on every rung of the corporate ladder. While industry turmoil creates stress for a lot of system administrators on the career front, that disruption also creates opportunities for those that want to invest time and effort to learn in-demand IT skills. Top IT Job Skills for 2015 Over the last few months I’ve spoken with HR consultants, hiring experts, and IT experts across the career spectrum to try...
  • Lockheed Martin's Fusion Reactor: The Next Big Thing? Or No Big Deal?

    10/16/2014 7:37:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/16/2014 | Rick Moran
    Lockheed Martin has announced that their celebrated engineers in their hi tech Skunk Works technology shop have created a design for a small fusion reactor that could fit in the back of a large truck. The breakthrough could mean that clean, nearly unlimited energy might be just over the horizon. The discovery could virtually reinvent the world in the same way that the telephone, the jet engine, and the silicon chip have done over the years. Or not. They don't expect to have a working commercial reactor for a decade and there's no guarantee of success. Still, the Skunk...
  • Bono apologises for U2's iTunes album release (forced on consumers)

    10/15/2014 9:42:32 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 57 replies
    BBC ^ | 15 October 2014 Last updated at 07:47 ET | no byline
    U2 frontman Bono has said sorry after their latest album was automatically added to the libraries of all iTunes users around the world. Speaking in a session on Facebook, the star said the move was a "drop of megalomania, a touch of generosity". In response to a questioner who told him it was "rude" to impose their music upon everyone, Bono said: "Oops, I'm sorry about that." Apple later released a one-click tool enabling iTunes customers to remove it. Some users complained that the 11-track Songs of Innocence had been added to their music library without permission and that it...
  • Wal-Mart cuts sales outlook amid tough economy

    10/15/2014 9:35:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 15, 2014 7:43 PM EDT | Anne DInnocenzio
    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. cut its revenue outlook for its current fiscal year as it announced it is scaling back its expansion plans for its supercenters next year and stepping up investments in its online operations. The worlds largest retailer, blaming an overall tough economy, now expects annual sales to be up 2 to 3 percent for its fiscal year ending in January. That is down from its earlier guidance of sales growth at the low end of a 3 to 5 percent range. Wal-Marts diminished outlook increases concern about prospects for the critical holiday shopping season that kicks off late...
  • If The Dow Drops Below 15,000 I Would Suggest People Start Buying Food & Ammo (Shortened)

    10/15/2014 3:59:26 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 56 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 10/15/14 | Mac Slavo
    According to Ameduri, if the market breaks under the technical levels in the area of 15,000 points on the Dow Jones, we could be in for a serious crash. Below 15,500 on the Dow and it could get ugly, he says. Below 15,000 and all bets are off. BREAK If it drops below 15,000 points I would suggest people start buying food and ammo, because this depression is about to turn nasty.
  • Polar Vortex Highlights Grid Reliability Concerns

    10/15/2014 2:02:37 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 10 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 10-15-14 | John Eick
    One of the chief concerns about the EPAs recently proposed Clean Power Plan is the effect that the regulation would have on electric grid reliability. Weve written before about the roughly 50 gigawatts of installed baseload capacity that the EPA itself acknowledges will be retired by 2020 directly as a result of the proposed rule, as well as the 70 gigawatts slated for retirement as a result of other EPA regulations. Stakeholders and policymakers can see for themselves which generating stations in their state the EPA includes in their estimates by using the interactive map on our website. Altogether, these...
  • Perry cuts short Europe trip amid Ebola scare

    10/15/2014 12:17:05 PM PDT · by eastforker · 14 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/14/14 | Eric Bradner CNN
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is cutting short an economic development trip through Europe to return home as officials in his state work to stop the spread of Ebola. He'd originally been scheduled to return Sunday, but Perry spokesman Felix Browne told CNN the three-term Republican governor will now fly back on Thursday. His decision to cut short an economic development-focused trip through England, Germany, Poland and Ukraine comes after President Barack Obama called off plans for a fundraising trip to New Jersey and Connecticut on Wednesday when a second Dallas health care worker was diagnosed with Ebola.
  • Windows 10 Free Upgrade for Windows 8 Users, Coming Later in 2015

    10/15/2014 11:31:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Gospel Herald ^ | 10/15/2014 | By SHAWN SCHUSTER
    Microsoft has released a Technical Preview of its upcoming Windows 10 operating system with an announced launch window of "later in the year" for 2015, eliminating earlier speculation that it may launch in April of 2015. But what April will bring is the firm's annual Build conference where more information on Windows 10 will be available. This Technical Preview's license runs out on April 15, 2015, so the timing will be perfect. After an unsuccessful attempt to bridge desktop and mobile operations in Window 8, Microsoft opted to move two steps forward, skipping the Windows 9 name and heading straight...
  • Nevada Residents to Decide Fate of Mining Tax

    10/15/2014 10:35:42 AM PDT · by JimSEA · 6 replies
    mining.com ^ | 10/12/2014 | Andrew Topf
    The Nevada gold-mining industry is keeping its ear carefully tuned to what residents think of the state's mining tax. In November Nevada residents will be asked to vote on whether to remove a mining-tax cap from the Nevada constitution, which stipulates that the mining industry will pay no more than 5 percent tax on the net proceeds of minerals. If voters reject the 5 percent provision, the state legislature could impose whatever tax rate it pleases.
  • Where Do the Worlds Wealthiest People Live?

    10/15/2014 7:48:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/15/2014 | By NICK TIMIRAOS
    When it comes to producing millionaires, the U.S. still leads the pack. Between July 2013 and July 2014, the ranks of Americans with a net worth exceeding $1 million grew by 1.63 million, or more than one-third of the 3.84 million adults worldwide who saw their net worth exceed $1 million over that span, according to a new report on global wealth from Credit Suisse CSGN.VX -3.56%. Overall, the U.S. was home to around 14.2 million millionaires, or more than 40% of those in the world. After the U.S., the United Kingdom, France and Germany added more millionaires than...
  • Shock, horror: The viral Halloween costume of 2014 is the Ebola suit

    10/15/2014 5:28:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The London Metro ^ | October 15, 2014 | Alison Lynch
    The sale of the Ebola suit for Halloween has sparked outrage on social media. Ebola is a viral disease in more ways than one. And with bad taste costumes now a Halloween must-have, it was really only a matter of time before someone decided to cash in. The Ebola Containment Suit Costume is now available to buy from online Halloween costume shop brandsOnSale for $79.99 (50). ---snip--- Nevertheless, following the backlash on social media this week, brandsOnSale CEO Johnathan Weeks told The Atlantic: We dont stray away from anything thats current or controversial or anything like that, before confiding, If...
  • Macworld/iWorld Going on Hiatus, No Show for 2015

    10/14/2014 10:25:58 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    The Mac Observer ^ | Oct 14th, 2014 1:19 PM EDT | Bryan Chaffin
    :(IDG World Expo announced Tuesday that its Macworld/iWorld tradeshow is going on "hiatus," and that no event would take place in 2015. The company's enterprise-oriented event called MacIT will continue in 2015, with details scheduled for announcement later this year. We received this statement from Paul Kent (of MacWorld): We are announcing today that Macworld/iWorld is going on hiatus, and will not be taking place as planned in 2015. Our MacIT event, the world's premiere event for deploying Apple in the enterprise, will continue next year with details to be announced in the coming weeks. Since 1985, Macworld events have...
  • Australia becomes a climate pariah and yet tourists flock to visit the Axis of Carbon!

    10/14/2014 4:55:17 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies
    joannenova.com.au ^ | October 14th, 2014 | Joanne
    According to the Guardian, Australia is almost a Climate Pariah TM, and owes the world an apology for voting to repeal the Carbon Tax.What chilling effect, I wondered, did being a pariah have on international tourists?According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in July 2014 as the Carbon Tax was finally removed, tourists voted with their feet and flocked to come. A record 573,100 visitors arrived in Australia from all over the world. Year on year tourism from May 2013 May 2014 grew by 8%.Pariah status it appears, may count for Guardian and NY Times columnists, but...
  • In a stunning reversal, the Australian Labor Party bails out on the carbon tax

    10/14/2014 4:26:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 20 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | October 11, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    Australian Political Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has today stunned observers by reversing his position on a carbon tax ruling out any future reinstatement of a carbon tax.According to The Sydney Morning Herald; We will not have a carbon tax, the Australian people have spoken and Labor is not going to go back to that, Mr Shorten told reporters in Sydney on Saturday. http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/bill-shorten-says-labor-wants-to-tackle-carbon-pollution-but-rules-out-return-of-carbon-tax-20141011-114nmp.htmlDespite turning his back on a carbon tax, the Labor Opposition Leader continues to back the introduction of a market based mechanism for tackling carbon pollution.One of the core platforms of the current Abbott government, which helped...
  • The most lucrative seven-figure MBA degrees

    10/14/2014 2:29:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FORTUNE ^ | 10/14/2014 | John A. Byrne
    (Poets&Quants) — What’s an MBA degree really worth? And how much more money does an MBA from Harvard, Stanford, or Wharton get you over a career than one from Texas A&M, Ohio State, or the University of Iowa?Those are questions that perplex and confound many deciding whether to get the degree and, if so, where to get it from. Not everyone can get into the most highly selective business schools. So many candidates have to face the question over whether it’s worth getting the MBA from a second- or even third-tier school.A new analysis done exclusively for Poets&Quants by...
  • Number of Federal Prisoners Declines for First Time Since 1980

    10/14/2014 2:12:31 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 17 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 10+14-14 | Jasabet Munoz
    Number of Federal Prisoners Declines for First Time Since 1980 Jasabet Munoz | October 14, 2014 | Add a comment In September, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released their annual report on the prison population of the United States. In 2013 an estimated 1,574,700 prisoners were held under the legal authority of state and federal correctional officialsa figure that excludes the population of local jails. This is an increase in over 4,000 offenders from 2012. However, while the number of people in prisons increased, for the first time since 1980 the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) imprisoned fewer inmates at...
  • 1 million people are helping Microsoft test Windows 10

    10/14/2014 10:34:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    The Verge ^ | 10/14/2014 | By Tom Warren
    Microsoft released its first Windows 10 Technical Preview at the beginning of October, and the company is now revealing that 1 million people are helping test the upcoming operating system through the Windows Insider Program. "That equates to a lot of people using the Windows 10 Technical Preview and sending us feedback," says Microsoft's Joe Belfiore. The software maker has received more than 200,000 pieces of feedback on the early version of Windows 10, with top requests that include options to remove the new search and task view buttons, as well as requests for a Start Menu animation or transition...
  • Why Socialist Scandinavia Has Some Of The Highest Inequality In Europe

    10/14/2014 10:09:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/14/2014 | Mike Bird
    The celebrated social-democratic nations of Scandinavia have some of the highest wealth inequality in Europe. That's according to Credit Suisse's weighty Global Wealth Report 2014. It's a finding that's likely to seriously surprise some people. The top 10% of wealth holders in three Nordic countries (Norway, Sweden and Denmark) hold between 65 and 69 per cent of those nations' wealth. In comparison to the other developed economies in Europe, Scandinavian inequality on this measure seriously stands out: they're significantly above British, French, Italian or Spanish levels. Germany and Austria come a little closer, but are still behind. Only finance-dominated Switzerland...
  • Frisco police: Cowboys Joseph Randle arrested Monday, charged with theft

    10/14/2014 9:34:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    crimeblog.dallasnews.com ^ | 9:27 am on October 14, 2014 | By Naheed Rajwani
    Frisco police say Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle was arrested Monday evening for allegedly shoplifting at the Dillards at Stonebriar Mall. Police were called to the Dillards at 8:17 p.m. Monday, said Frisco police spokesman Chad LaPrelle. The stores loss prevention employees had detained Randle, who was later charged with theft, a Class B misdemeanor. Police said Randle attempted to steal a $39.50-pack of two black Polo underwear and a tester bottle of Gucci Guilty Black cologne valued at $84. He was released from Frisco City Jail early Tuesday after posting a $350 bail, police said. Randle has a...
  • Facebook and Apple now paying for women to put motherhood on ice by freezing their eggs

    10/14/2014 7:50:31 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/14/14 | Josh Gardner
    Apple and Facebook say they'll shell out out as much as $20,000 for women to put their parenthood plans on ice. The firms also hope the incentive will help women balance child-rearing and work life. However, even as success rates continue to rise, there are no guarantees the method will lead to conception down the road.
  • IEA Chief: Oil Price Slump Yet To Hit US Shale Oil Production

    10/13/2014 10:00:07 PM PDT · by Rabin · 22 replies
    Rigzone ^ | Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:01am EDT | SIMON FALUSH
    LONDON, Oct 13 Crude oil and condensates from the United States have a break even price of below $60. OPEC members clamoring for urgent output cuts, to push prices back above $100 a barrel, suck "heavily" on oil exports. Big Dog, Wahabi Arabia is telling the Oil Cartel, they (can't find any way to empower their PotUS) are comfortable with markedly lower oil prices for an extended period, a sharp shift in policy aimed at slowing the expansion in the U.S. shale patch.
  • Next-gen lithium-ion battery charges 20x faster, lasts 20x longer

    10/13/2014 9:17:01 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 88 replies
    tweaktown.com ^ | 1 hour, 33 mins ago Oct 13, 2014 | Anthony Garreffa
    Improved lithium-ion battery technology is coming, charging up your battery to 70% in two minutes, or an entire electric car in 15 minutes ***************************************************** Tweet3 Share0 The next-generation of lithium-ion batteries is really going to ensure that users get all-day, and even more battery life out of their devices. A team of researchers in Singapore have developed this improved lithium-ion battery tech, which is capable of recharging a battery to 70% in just two minutes, yes: 120 seconds. The clinch, is that this isn't a new battery technology, but it improves on the existing technology that is used. The...
  • Maryland Seeks Power to Double Tax Income

    10/13/2014 2:24:17 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 27 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 10-13-14 | Ted Lafferty
    While it may seem unfair to pay income taxes twice, Maryland residents have been doing so for years. Thats because unlike most other states, Marylands tax code does not provide a full tax credit for taxes paid to other states. This means anyone in Maryland who earns money in another state will pay that states income taxes, only to have Maryland levee county-level income taxes, without credit or deduction, on the same income. The result is that Maryland residents are unfairly double-taxed on income they earn out-of-state. Fortunately, one couple in Maryland has had enough. The Wynnes, part owners of...