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  • Bush says Trump ‘makes me look pretty good’ by comparison

    03/06/2018 7:30:04 AM PST · by fireman15 · 151 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/06/18 | John Bowden
    Former President George W. Bush often jokes that President Trump's administration makes his own former White House team look "pretty good," according to a Republican source. The former Republican president regularly knocks the current administration, a source close to the Trump administration told National Journal, unable to understand why the White House often seems to be in chaos. "Bush is often heard to remark, unable to stifle his trademark smirk: 'Sorta makes me look pretty good, doesn't it?' " the Journal reported. "He's shaking his head like everyone else wondering why they can't get their act together," the source added....
  • Analysts Are Bailing on Apple Stock

    01/31/2018 4:21:13 PM PST · by fireman15 · 67 replies
    www.extremetech.com ^ | January 31, 2018 | Wayne Duggan
    "We expect a meaningful guide lower when the company reports on Thursday night, on the order of $5 to $6 billion compared to consensus revenue estimates," Long says. While the global iPhone user base is still growing, Long says users are keeping their devices longer, a trend that could continue in 2018 if the next model iPhones are not particularly impressive. He also says Apple may finally be losing its iPhone pricing power. "Following 10 years where [average selling prices] have generally moved higher, we believe prices will plateau as with the rest of the industry," Long says. BMO has...
  • Apple's stock sinks as high hope for iPhone X sales fade

    01/29/2018 11:26:13 PM PST · by fireman15 · 24 replies
    www.chron.com ^ | January 29, 2018 | Michael Liedtke
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple's stock is backtracking from its recent highs amid mounting concerns that iPhone X sales will fall short of the high hopes for a device that brought facial recognition technology and a $1,000 price tag to the company's flagship product line. Speculation about disappointing demand for the iPhone X have been swirling for the past week, contributing to a 6 percent decline in Apple's stock since it hit an all-time high of $180.10 on Jan. 18. The shares lost $3.55 to close Monday at $167.96, translating into a nearly $60 billion loss in the company's market...
  • Surprise! Apple Will Soon Let You Disable iPhone Throttling

    01/18/2018 7:48:38 AM PST · by fireman15 · 18 replies
    tomsguide.com ^ | Jan 18, 2018 | DON REISINGER
    Upset that Apple has been slowing down older iPhones to prevent battery degradation? The company will let you disable this sort of throttling with an upcoming iOS update. But that doesn't mean you should. In an interview published last night (Jan. 17) by ABC News, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that a developer beta of iOS coming next month will provide users with more information on their states of their battery — and will ultimately throttle CPU performance if things are going awry. It will be released to the public soon after. The feature has caught the ire of those...
  • How to get Apple's $29 iPhone battery replacement

    01/03/2018 9:10:20 AM PST · by fireman15 · 42 replies
    CNET ^ | 01/02/2018 | Rick Broida
    Most phone owners come to realize that an old battery is a weak battery, one that gradually loses capacity. But it turns out that an old battery can also be a performance-killing battery, as evidenced by Apple's recent revelation: Owing to an intentional software feature, some iPhones will run slower if they have older, failing batteries. Fortunately, there's a simple fix: Get a new battery. Previously, Apple charged $79 for such a swap, but effectively immediately, you can get a replacement battery from Apple for just $29. That's for any iPhone 6 (£27.00 at uSwitch) or later.
  • Negotiable Documentary Service Fee

    12/03/2017 9:52:20 AM PST · by fireman15 · 3 replies
    Documentary Service Fees: A 2009 change to state law increased the documentary service fee from $50 to $150. In order to charge a documentary service fee, the dealer must include a disclosure about the fee in its advertising. Absent proper disclosure of the fee in print, radio and television advertisements, a dealer cannot charge a documentary service fee of any amount. A dealer may use in its advertisements the statutory language, “a documentary service fee in an amount up to one hundred and fifty dollars may be added to the sale price or the capitalized cost of a vehicle” or...
  • 3D Printing Gives Hackers Entirely New Ways to Wreak Havoc

    11/16/2017 11:42:02 PM PST · by fireman15 · 26 replies
    Hrvard Business Review ^ | October 25, 2017 | by Alessandro Di Fiore
    For the last decade, the 3D printing sector has been dominated by closed systems, in which 3D printers could only be used with the manufacturer’s resin and software. The trouble with closed systems is that they limit innovation. One printer manufacturer alone cannot offer the variety of materials needed for the thousands of potential 3D printing applications. As a result, the development of new end-user applications and materials has stalled, and growth in 3D printing has plateaued. To break out, the industry must reinvent itself and become open. There has been progress in that direction. Players from adjacent industries have...
  • Common Tech Myths Debunked

    11/04/2017 11:42:08 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 25 replies
    JFG Inc. Technology for Business ^ | 11/02/2017 | JFG Team
    Myth: Apple computers can’t get viruses Truth: Apple computers are susceptible to malware just like Windows PCs. Apple once bragged they were not as susceptible until a Trojan infected thousands of computers in 2012. To learn more about how to protect against malware see Cyber Security: The Onion Approach Myth: It’s harmful to plug your phone in before the battery is drained. Truth: Much like the myth of leaving your phone plugged in to charge for extended periods of time, this is also false. In fact, it could even be beneficial to plug your phone into the charger prior to...
  • Apple market value: We may need a bigger chart

    11/02/2017 11:00:34 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 36 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11/01/2017 | Noel Randewich
    Apple Inc (AAPL.O) Chief Executive Tim Cook quashed concerns recently about muted demand for the iPhone X, saying pre-orders for the 10th anniversary smartphone were “off the charts,” but it might be the company’s market capitalization that needs a bigger graph. Positive reviews for the new device and expectations that many users are on the verge of upgrading from older iPhones have sent Apple’s stock to record highs, pushing it closer to becoming the first publicly listed company with a stock market value above $1 trillion.
  • Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths, global disease study reveals

    09/15/2017 10:39:33 PM PDT · by fireman15 · 50 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09/14/2017 | Sarah Boseley
    Study compiling data from every country finds people are living longer but millions are eating wrong foods for their health. Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths around the world, according to the most comprehensive study ever carried out on the subject. Millions of people are eating the wrong sorts of food for good health. Eating a diet that is low in whole grains, fruit, nuts and seeds and fish oils and high in salt raises the risk of an early death, according to the huge and ongoing study Global Burden of Disease. The study, based at...
  • NOAA Temperature Adjustments Correlate Exactly with the Rise in CO2 - Big Surprise

    11/22/2016 8:17:11 AM PST · by fireman15 · 22 replies
    Real Climate Science.com ^ | November 21, 2016 | Tony Heller
    Thermometers show the US cooling since about 1920, but NOAA massively cools the past to create the appearance of a warming trend. These adjustments make a spectacular hockey stick of data tampering. When plotted against atmospheric CO2, the correlation is almost perfect. NOAA is tampering with the data exactly to match their theory.
  • AN INFIDEL'S GUIDE TO ISLAM, Updated.

    09/28/2016 9:31:40 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 44 replies
    Fred Willis | 05/30/2016 | Fred Willis
    AN INFIDEL'S GUIDE TO ISLAM, Updated. by Fred Willis, May 30, 2016 "There is none so blind as he who will not see." This essay was composed by me in 2008. I have revised it and published and broadcast it in several versions. Read on and you will see that I have reason to fear Islam. There is no bigotry in telling the truth about Islam. I am an infidel. If you are not a Muslim, according to the Koran, you are an infidel. This guide will help you to understand your position in the Muslim world. There are approximately...
  • Who promoted Private Ryan?

    05/09/2016 4:31:10 PM PDT · by fireman15 · 54 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | May 9, 2016 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    Forty-eight hours after Donald Trump wrapped up the Republican nomination with a smashing victory in the Indiana primary, House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he could not yet support Trump. In millennial teen-talk, Ryan told CNN’s Jake Tapper, “I’m just not ready to do that at this point. I’m not there right now.” “[T]he bulk of the burden of unifying the party” falls on Trump, added Ryan. Trump must unify “all wings of the Republican Party, and the conservative movement.” Trump must run a campaign that we can “be proud to support and proud to be a part of.” Then,...
  • Ex-attorney says D.C. Madam’s phone records are ‘relevant’ to presidential race

    03/29/2016 6:32:41 PM PDT · by fireman15 · 78 replies
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | March 28, 2016 | Steven Nelson
    A lawyer who represented the so-called “D.C. madam” says he has phone records that could influence the outcome of the presidential election, and he’s threatening to release one or more names on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court if he’s denied a hearing on his right to distribute them. Montgomery Blair Sibley, the late madam Deborah Palfrey’s colorful attorney, has been subject to a restraining order since 2007 barring him from releasing the information, which he says includes 815 names, addresses and Social Security numbers of Verizon Wireless customers. “Time is of the essence because people are casting votes...
  • Box Office: 'Hail, Caesar!' Underwhelms Friday

    02/06/2016 8:29:37 PM PST · by fireman15 · 58 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 02/05/2016 | Pamela McClintock, Rebecca Ford
    The third new offering of the weekend, Nicholas Sparks' film adaptation 'The Choice,' is also struggling; 'Kung Fu Panda 3' will beat all three to stay at No. 1. Ethan and Joel Coen's Hail, Caesar! grossed an underwhelming $4.3 million from 2,222 theaters Friday for a projected $11.6 million debut, the lowest nationwide start of the duo's directing career. The news is even more grim for mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The movie may only debut to $5 million after earning $2 million on Friday from 2,931 theaters. That puts it behind the the third new movie daring to...
  • Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook

    02/27/2015 9:03:54 PM PST · by fireman15 · 65 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 02/27/2015 | Allister Heath
    Apple Watch will replace your car keys, says Tim Cook Exclusive interview: The Apple chief executive reveals to Allister Heath how the revolutionary features in the company's smartwatch could forever alter our daily lives. Like millions of people, Tim Cook stopped wearing a watch a while back. The Apple boss no longer needed one: his iPhone told the time just fine. There was just one problem, as he readily acknowledges in his interview with The Telegraph: glancing at one's wrist can be a very useful way to find out information. It is less rude and less intrusive. So Apple now...
  • Cecil's story: Man who cost Tacoma taxpayers millions for care, emergency services, is sober

    11/20/2011 9:56:23 AM PST · by fireman15 · 28 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | November 20, 2011 | KATHLEEN MERRYMAN
    Nicholas Cecil Leading Horse was born into the Sioux Nation in Valentine, Neb., on Christmas Eve 1946. The youngest of Lewis and Margaret Leading Horse’s six children, he would grow up to become Tacoma’s most expensive street drunk. From his mid-40s into his early 60s, he would cost taxpayers an estimated $2,407,100. The money was spent on emergency fire, police and medical care, ambulance rides, food, shelter, detox and sobering services, court and jail time, and rehabilitation efforts. A decade ago, The News Tribune added up Leading Horse’s tab from the previous 10 years and put it in the seven-figure...
  • Sheriff injured in West Memphis shooting says 'All hell broke loose'

    05/28/2010 5:44:11 PM PDT · by fireman15 · 54 replies · 1,696+ views
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | May 23, 2010 | Kevin McKenzie
    Crittenden County Sheriff Dick Busby didn't even have a gun Thursday when the suspects in the slaying of two West Memphis police officers jumped out of their minivan and began spraying bullets at him and his deputy chief. "They got out shooting with what they had," Busby said Saturday from his home in Marion, hours after his release from the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. "We got back in the car," Busby said. "Then all hell broke loose." The ensuing gunbattle in the Walmart parking lot with Jerry R. Kane, 45, of Forest, Ohio, and his 16-year-old son, Joe Kane,...
  • I thought of killing myself, says climate scandal professor Phil Jones

    02/07/2010 8:36:49 AM PST · by fireman15 · 57 replies · 1,119+ views
    Times Online ^ | February 7, 2010 | Richard Girling
    THE scientist at the centre of the “climategate” email scandal has revealed that he was so traumatised by the global backlash against him that he contemplated suicide. Professor Phil Jones said in an exclusive interview with The Sunday Times that he had thought about killing himself “several times”. He acknowledged similarities to Dr David Kelly, the scientist who committed suicide after being exposed as the source for a BBC report that alleged the government had “sexed up” evidence to justify the invasion of Iraq. In emails that were hacked into and seized upon by global-warming sceptics before the Copenhagen climate...
  • My Ding-a-ling Terrorist song.

    01/05/2010 8:19:39 AM PST · by fireman15 · 257+ views
    The David Boze Show ^ | 01/04/2009 | David Boze
    Thirty six minutes into this link to the recording of the 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. segment of The David Boze Show you will find the My Ding-a-ling Terrorist song. My wife and I were listening on the radio as we drove home yesterday afternoon and thought it was very funny Unfortunately, because it is near the end of the segment you basically have to download the entire 18 megabyte file to listen to the two minute song. For me the song is worth the trouble. The alternative is to go to http://www.davidboze.com/ and choose to stream yesterdays show but you...