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  • Windows 10 October 2018 Update problems: how to fix them

    12/12/2018 12:29:41 PM PST · by fireman15 · 44 replies
    Tech Radar ^ | November 23, 2018 | Matt Hanson
    Update: After pausing the rollout of the update and extensively testing the software to make sure most issues have been fixed, Microsoft has now made the Windows 10 October 2018 Update once again available to download. We will keep updating this guide with any new issues we find. Some people have reported that they have encountered Windows 10 October 2018 Update problems since downloading and installing it. If you’re running into Windows 10 October 2018 Update problems, we have you covered and have gathered up all the Windows 10 October Update problems and fixes right here in this convenient guide....
  • Global Warming and Fake Science

    11/04/2018 11:04:30 AM PST · by fireman15 · 29 replies
    America Thinker ^ | November 4, 2018 | Norman Rogers
    About 10 years ago the brand name global warming was changed to climate change. The reason was simple. The Earth was failing to warm. An additional benefit of the climate change slogan was that everything that goes wrong with the weather can be blamed on climate change, caused by burning fossil fuels. The 2012 hurricane Sandy, that flooded parts of New York and New Jersey, is routinely blamed on climate change. The great New England hurricane of 1938 struck the same area and was vastly worse, killing more than 600 persons. That could not be blamed on climate change caused...
  • Apple and Samsung fined for slowing down phones with updates

    10/25/2018 8:30:54 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 12 replies
    CNET ^ | October 25, 2018 | Marrian Zhou
    Apple and Samsung were fined Wednesday for software updates that Italy's antitrust watchdog said slowed down users' phones. The Italian Competition Authority, or AGCM, fined Apple and Samsung 5 million euros (about $5.7 million) each for releasing software updates that "significantly reduced" the performance of phones, the AGCM said in a statement. Both companies urged people to install updates that weren't "adequately supported by their devices," the AGCM said, adding that Apple and Samsung failed to provide customers with an "effective way to recover the full functionality of their devices." This pushed consumers to buy new devices, according to the...
  • (Concern Troll) Matt Drudge Warns Of Midterm Bloodbath

    09/14/2018 1:46:23 PM PDT · by fireman15 · 97 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/14/2018 | Peter Hassan
    Conservative news giant Matt Drudge on Friday made a somber prediction about Republicans’ chances in the November midterm elections, predicting President Donald Trump will see his party lose 60 seats in the House of Representatives. Drudge, who runs the influential Drudge Report, compared the upcoming midterms to the electoral bloodbath Democrats suffered in the 2010 midterm elections under former President Barack Obama.
  • GENIUS: Professor Decides To Protest Trump…By Shooting Himself

    09/12/2018 10:54:37 PM PDT · by fireman15 · 58 replies
    I Love My Freedom.org ^ | September 12, 2018 | Chris Donaldson
    In a school shooting incident that you absolutely won’t hear about on CNN, a leftist professor decided that it would be a good idea to express his anger toward President Trump by shooting himself in a campus restroom. With the nation’s colleges now having been completely taken over by radicals who are able to brainwash receptive young minds with their hatred of capitalism and promotion of cultural Marxism, institutions of higher learning now serve as incubators for the raging anti-Americanism that has manifested itself on the socialist left. One of those “educators” apparently just had too much and in what...
  • Meat-heavy low-carb diets can 'shorten lifespan': study

    08/18/2018 11:03:44 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 177 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 16, 2018 | AFP
    Middle-aged people who get roughly half their daily calories from carbohydrates live several years longer on average than those with meat-heavy low-carb diets, researchers reported Friday. The findings, published in The Lancet medical journal, challenge a trend in Europe and North America toward so-called Paleo diets that shun carbohydrates in favour of animal protein and fat. Proponents of these "Stone Age" diets argue that the rapid shift 10,000 years ago -- with the advent of agriculture -- to grains, dairy and legumes has not allowed the human body enough time to adapt to these high-carb foods. For the study, receiving...
  • New iPhone X Plus Leak Highlights Apple's Cancelled Feature

    07/31/2018 11:10:32 AM PDT · by fireman15 · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | 07/30/2018 | Ewan Spence
    By surrendering to the triple-lens competition, Apple has once more given away the high-ground to manufacturers such as Samsung and Nokia who are expected to have triple-lensed cameras on handsets before the end of the year. Once more the iPhone will be playing catch-up, hoping its fan base will be happy to wait for ‘new’ technology already available in the mainstream.
  • 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 · 31 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,...