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  • Ericsson sues Apple for patent infringement; seeks to ban iPhone sales in U.S.

    02/27/2015 4:32:31 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 2 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Friday, February 27, 2015 · 8:50 am
    “Ericsson AB said Friday it is suing Apple Inc. for infringing technology patents it says are critical to many aspects of the U.S. tech giant’s popular mobile devices such as iPhones and iPads,” Dominic Chopping and Juhana Rossi report for The Wall Street Journal. “The Swedish telecom equipment supplier said Apple had declined a licensing deal and refused an offer to have a court determine fair licensing terms by which both companies would be bound. ‘Our last offer was to have this determination either in [a federal court in] Texas or in a court selected by Apple in California. They...
  • Freep a Poll! ("What color is this dress?" weirdness of the day)

    02/27/2015 4:32:22 PM PST · by dynachrome · 6 replies
    FOX 31 Denver ^ | 2-26-15 | KDVR
    What color is this dress? Black and blue White and gold
  • This Day In U.S. Military History - 27 February 1945

    02/27/2015 4:27:50 PM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 2 replies
    Today we pay homage to a trio of WWII Medal Of Honor recipients: Pfc. Herman C. Wallace Company B, 301st Engineer Combat Battalion, 76th Infantry Division Gy.Sgt. William Gary Walsh, USMC Company G, 3d Battalion, 27th Marines, 5th Marine Division Pvt. Wilson Douglas Watson, USMCR 2d Battalion, 9th Marines, 3d Marine Division "I am an American fighting man. I serve in the forces which guard my country and our way of life.I am prepared to give my life in their defense."
  • Court: Colorado crime suspects can search victims' homes

    02/27/2015 3:42:25 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 22 replies
    wfmj ^ | 2-27-2015 | SADIE GURMAN
    An appeals court added Colorado to the list of states that can allow criminal suspects to search victims' homes to bolster their defense - a move that raised concerns among prosecutors and victims' advocates. The Colorado judges wrote in their Thursday decision that courts in California, New York, North Carolina and Massachusetts have determined a defendant's right to a fair trial sometimes outweighs privacy interests. Victims' rights advocates strongly objected to the decision. "It's going to have a re-victimizing effect in a criminal justice process that is already very re-victimizing," said Boulder-based victims' rights attorney John Clune. People could be...
  • Bridezilla Alert! Bride-to-be Launches Media Offensive over the 'Wrong' Doilies - But Can You ....

    02/27/2015 3:39:13 PM PST · by Cecily · 25 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | February 27, 2015 | Kelly McLaughlin
    A Dallas bride-to-be has been left devastated 36 days before she says 'I do' after a mix-up over her doily-covered wedding invitations. Natalie DeGraffenreid ordered custom, doily-decorated invitations from the Arlington-based company, Art by Ellie. But what she received in the mail was not what she ordered. Her distress began when she opened the package from stationary firm - half of her invitations had the wrong doily design. DeGraffenreid was so upset about the doilies that she turned to her local ABC TV station to warn others of her experience.
  • Dude, where's my car: NASCAR machine stolen before race

    02/27/2015 3:37:48 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 27 Feb 2015 | PAUL NEWBERRY
    "They said there was trouble with the car," Kvapil said. "I thought we could figure it out when we got in the garage area. They're like, 'No, the car is gone.'"
  • The Other Pending Case against Our Dictator (Vanity)

    02/27/2015 3:20:28 PM PST · by A Navy Vet · 5 replies
    2/27/1015 | A Navy Vet
    Good news that the House stood strong on the DHS bill. We'll see what happens next - the fight is just beginning. While no small issue, there is one even more important. That is, the lawsuit of 36 States against the ACA regarding subsidies for States who didn't set up their own exchanges. It specifically says in Obamacare that their citizens will NOT receive subsidies. This will determine if our Supreme Court is just or just us on our own. Justice Roberts is going to have to do back flips to sustain such an unambiguous clause.
  • NASCAR PRODUCTIONS, SPIKE PRESENT 'I AM DALE EARNHARDT'

    02/27/2015 2:55:39 PM PST · by Veggie Todd · 4 replies
    NASCAR.com ^ | February 25, 2015 | Official NASCAR Release
    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (February 25, 2015) -- NASCAR Productions and Spike TV have joined forces to create a captivating and revealing documentary on the life of a legendary American sports hero -- Dale Earnhardt Sr. The original film, "I AM DALE EARNHARDT," premieres exclusively on Monday, March 2 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Spike TV.
  • ‘Strong Roots Nebraska’ Plan Would Boost Economic Outlook

    02/27/2015 2:55:21 PM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg
    American Legislator ^ | 2-27-15 | Ben Wilterdink
    The recent state of Nebraska’s tax and fiscal policy climate has been lackluster compared to other states in the region. In the most recent edition of Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index Nebraska ranks 35th (1 being the best, 50 being the worst), which is the poorest economic outlook ranking in the region. Nebraska has been slowly falling behind its neighbors, especially South Dakota and Wyoming—two states without any income taxes—and Kansas improving its economic climate with major recent tax reform. Nebraska has also lost $2.58 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI) to other states from 1992...
  • Stray Pit Bull Saves Chihuahua and They Become Inseparable Friends (Cuteness Overload Alert)

    02/27/2015 2:46:29 PM PST · by goldstategop · 21 replies
    Pet360.com ^ | N/A | Deidre Grives
    UPDATE: Both Joni and Chachi have been adopted to a loving home in Florida. They will get to spend the rest of their days together as friends! An unlikely pair of dogs that were found roaming around on the streets of Savannah have formed an unbreakable bond, and now animal control officers are hoping to place both pups in a home together so that they can remain lifelong friends. The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department found a white Pit Bull wandering around neighborhoods in the Georgia city carrying a small, longhaired male Chihuahua in her mouth. The Chihuahua had a terrible...
  • WATCH: Puppy and Baby Cheetah Become Best Friends at San Diego Zoo [2 videos]

    02/27/2015 2:24:37 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 31 replies
    Pet360 ^ | ? | Grieves, Deidre
    Puppies may be the cutest animals on the planet. They wag and wobble and smell completely amazing. We love puppies. But there is one thing we love even more than baby canines—when puppies and other adorable animals become best friends. That’s exactly what is going on at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in California. Ruuxa, one of the park’s new cheetah cubs was recently paired with Raina, a Rhodesian Ridgeback puppy, and the pair have become inseparable. The park began to socialize Ruuxa with Raina when the cheetah was 6 weeks old and the dog was just 7 weeks...
  • Super Fast Pistol Shooting

    02/27/2015 1:52:57 PM PST · by w1n1
    wsj ^ | 2/27/2015 | wsj
    Watch this guy from Spartan 360 Tactical Defense go through a series of fast shooting with the pistol doing the Mozambique and One on One drills. Super fast pistol shooting here.
  • Immigration Question

    02/27/2015 1:50:59 PM PST · by neverbluffer · 9 replies
    SELF | 02/27/2015 | NEVERBLUFFER
    Can someone please answer a question for me? We have been groomed over the years by the liberal crowd to believe that illegal aliens entering this country (illegally of course) is not a criminal offense, only a civil matter. However, the following code of laws regarding immigration state clearly: 8 U.S. Code § 1325 - Improper entry by alien (a) Improper time or place; avoidance of examination or inspection; misrepresentation and concealment of facts Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or (2)...
  • Paging Dr. Frankenstein! Human head transplant possible in just two years

    02/27/2015 1:49:52 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 23 replies
    catholic.org ^ | 2-27-2015
    According to Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero, from the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group, the Frankenstein-style procedure to graft a living person's head on to a donor body will soon be available. The surgery is intended to help extend the lives of people who have suffered degeneration of the muscles and nerves or those who have advanced cancer. Canavero plans to announce the project at the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopedic Surgeons conference in Annapolis, Maryland, in June. The doctor published a paper on the technique that he will use in the Surgical Neurology International journal this month. In the procedure,...
  • Fighting eases in eastern Ukraine but economic collapse now looms

    02/27/2015 1:38:58 PM PST · by Citizen Zed
    LA Times ^ | 2-27-2015 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS
    <p>Fighting has eased between Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russia separatists in recent days as both sides have begun to withdraw heavy weapons but the greater danger now confronting Ukrainians is collapse of their debt-strangled economy.</p> <p>The national treasury's hard currency holdings are estimated to have dwindled to less than $5.5 billion, or about as much as importers have traditionally spent every three weeks.</p>
  • One of CNN's aviation experts thinks Putin stole missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370

    02/27/2015 1:17:57 PM PST · by McGruff · 21 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Feb. 26, 2015 | Pamela Engel
    Private pilot and science writer Jeff Wise, one of CNN's aviation analysts during the network's wall-to-wall coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, has a wild theory about the plane's true location. In short, he thinks that the plane landed on a remote runway in Kazakhstan and might be part of a larger plot Russia orchestrated but has yet to fully play out. Investigators have not offered any conclusive explanation as to what happened to the plane after it vanished from radar, leaving plenty of opportunities for crazy theories to gain ground. People have speculated that the plane was shot...
  • This guy used a get-rich-quick scheme and got rich

    02/27/2015 12:44:08 PM PST · by FlJoePa · 28 replies
    cnn ^ | 2-27-15 | David Goldman
    <p>You know those crazy get rich quick schemes that supposedly let you become a millionaire from your living room couch? That exact scenario just played out for Eric Martin of York, Pennsylvania.</p> <p>Last month, Martin read about a new all-the-rage startup retail/tech company called Jet.com, which had been holding a contest to get people to sign their friends up for a preview version of its service. The startup announced that it would give 100,000 shares of the company to the person who signed up the highest number of people.</p>
  • Eric Holder: Malls should increase security

    02/27/2015 12:36:30 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 32 replies
    1250 wtma ^ | 2-27-2015
    <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) - Shortly after the ISIS recruit known as Jihadi John was unmasked as Mohammed Emwazi of London -- outgoing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder vowed, "Anyone involved in the killing of American citizens will be held accountable. It doesn't matter where you are, we will find you. We will hunt you down." Holder would not confirm in an interview with CNN's Justice correspondent Pamela Brown the suspected terrorist's identity or reveal whether the U.S. government knows where "Jihadi John" is -- but he insisted America will not relent in bringing to justice the man seen in ISIS videos showing the beheadings of U.S. hostages and other Westerners.</p>
  • WEEKLY GARDEN THREAD VOLUME 9 FEBRUARY 27, 2015

    02/27/2015 12:35:01 PM PST · by greeneyes · 59 replies
    freerepublic | 2/27/2015 | greeneyes
    The Weekly Gardening Thread is a weekly gathering of folks that love soil, seeds and plants of all kinds. From complete newbies that are looking to start that first potted plant, to gardeners with some acreage, to Master Gardener level and beyond, we would love to hear from you. This thread is non-political, although you will find that most here are conservative folks. No matter what, you won’t be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isn’t asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. Planting, Harvest to Table(recipes)preserving, good living - there is no...
  • Motorcycle maker Yamaha to launch small cars in Europe

    02/27/2015 12:26:57 PM PST · by nascarnation · 56 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 2/27/2015 | AFP
    Japanese motorcycle giant Yamaha will join the four-wheel market by launching small cars in Europe as early as 2019 to meet rising demand for energy-efficient vehicles, a company official said Friday. The firm has been mulling manufacturing four-wheel vehicles for years, exhibiting a prototype 1,000 cc engine car and an electric-car battery at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. Yamaha is planning to build car plants in Europe to sell them in the region before 2020, the company spokesman said, without elaborating. "As small cars are already prevalent in Europe, our first car launch will be (there)," he said. "But we...
  • In Mysterious Pattern, Math and Nature Converge

    02/27/2015 11:49:40 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 23 replies
    Quanta Magazine ^ | 2/5/15 | Natalie Wolchover
    In Mysterious Pattern, Math and Nature Converge Marco de LeijaIn Cuernavaca, Mexico, a “spy” network makes the decentralized bus system more efficient. As a consequence, the departure times of buses exhibit a ubiquitous pattern known as “universality.”  By: Natalie WolchoverFebruary 5, 2013 Comments (1) print In 1999, while sitting at a bus stop in Cuernavaca, Mexico, a Czech physicist named Petr Šeba noticed young men handing slips of paper to the bus drivers in exchange for cash. It wasn’t organized crime, he learned, but another shadow trade: Each driver paid a “spy” to record when the bus ahead of his...
  • What is flashing us from mysterious dwarf planet? Riddle of Ceres' deepens .. ANOTHER flashing mark

    02/27/2015 11:44:59 AM PST · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | 02-27-2015 | By Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Ceres continues to baffle astronomers as the Dawn spacecraft gets closer to being captured into orbit around the dwarf planet. The latest images, taken nearly 29,000 miles (46,000km) from Ceres, reveal that a bright 'alien' spot that stands out in previous images lies close to yet another bright area. While Nasa has not provided an explanation, scientists suggest these spots may be frozen pools of ice at the bottom of a crater that reflect light. 'Right now, all we can say is that the material reflects 40 per cent or more of the light falling on it,' UCLA astronomer Chris...
  • New Docs Reveal Osama bin Laden's Secret Ties With Iran

    02/27/2015 11:35:44 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 16 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02/27/2015 | By THOMAS JOSCELYN
    Show availability of Iran for al Qaeda training, plotting. This week, prosecutors in New York introduced eight documents recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan as evidence in the trial of a terrorism suspect. The U.S. government accuses Abid Naseer of taking part in al Qaeda’s scheme to attack targets in Europe and New York City. The files do not support the view, promoted by some in the Obama administration, that bin Laden was in “comfortable retirement,” “sidelined,” or “a lion in winter” in the months leading up to his death. Some of the key revelations in the newly-released...
  • More than 25,000 Egyptians flee Libya after beheadings of Christian compatriots

    02/27/2015 11:34:55 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Times of Oman ^ | 2-27-2015 | AFP AND REUTERS
    More than 25,000 Egyptians have returned from neighbouring Libya since the IS group posted a video earlier this month of the beheadings of Christian compatriots, the foreign ministry said on Friday. Also on Friday, Libya's internationally recognised Prime Minister Abdullah Al Thinni threatened new air strikes with Egypt against the IS group in his country, warning that the militants were poised to widen their presence there. Al Thinni also said that his government would stop dealing with Turkey as it was sending weapons to a rival group in Tripoli so "the Libyan people kill each other", ramping up his rhetoric...
  • Dark Energy Camera Takes Accidental Gigantic, Magnificent Picture of Comet Lovejoy

    02/27/2015 11:32:31 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | Nancy Atkinson
    On December 27, 2014, while the Dark Energy Survey was scanning the southern sky, C2014 Q2 entered the camera’s view. Each of the rectangular shapes above represents one of the 62 individual fields of the camera. At the time this image was taken, the comet was passing about 82 million km (51 million miles) from Earth. That’s a short distance for the Dark Energy Camera, which is sensitive to light up to 8 billion light years away. The comet’s center is a ball of ice roughly 5 km (3 miles) across, and the visible head of the comet is a...
  • New bulletproof baseball hat gets tested at range (Detroit)

    02/27/2015 10:48:41 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 29 replies
    myFOXDetroit.com ^ | 02/25/2015 | myFOXDetroit.com Staff
    The manufacturer says it can save your life, even if you are shot in the head. A Michigan company is producing a bulletproof baseball hat. Many are familiar with bullet proof vests, worn by many police officers everyday - but what about a baseball hat for your head? Troy-based Bullet Safe makes bullet proof vests for security guards and decided to add head gear. The baseball cap has a bullet proof panel covering the forehead.  "We've also gotten a lot of positive feedback from police officers because they can't wear riot gear everyday," said Tom Nardone of Bullet Safe. "This...
  • Did the Obama Administration Spare a Known Gang Member Now Accused of Murder From Deportation?

    02/27/2015 10:44:25 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 3 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2-27-2015 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) on Friday demanded that the Obama administration answer whether it has protected a known gang member from being deported — a man who this week was charged with murder. Grassley wrote a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson noting that press reports say Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez has been charged with murdering four people in North Carolina. One of those murdered was a former contestant on America’s Next Top Model. “Mr. Rangel-Hernandez allegedly applied for and received deferred action under the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program,” Grassley wrote....
  • With Declining Recidivism Rates, South Carolina Closes Minimum Security Prison

    02/27/2015 10:43:47 AM PST · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 1 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 2-27-15 | Paige Lafortune
    South Carolina announced Tuesday, February 25th that the state would be closing a minimum security prison. This will be the second minimum security prison closing in South Carolina within a year, and is the result of declining recidivism rates—the rate at which offenders relapse into criminal behavior. In 2010, South Carolina passed significant criminal justice reforms following the suggestions of the South Carolina Sentencing Reform Commission, established to address the high recidivism rates, large prison populations and growing correctional costs. The South Carolina legislature passed the Omnibus Crime Reduction and Sentencing Reform Act of 2010 to address the identified issues....
  • Son Tells Mom to “Stop the Car!” – She Was Shocked …Then What She Saw Made Her Cry

    02/27/2015 10:40:49 AM PST · by TBP · 30 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | February 21, 2015 | Tim Brown
    Nottaway High School Senior Tommy Adams and his mother were driving home from the Department of Motor Vehicles, when they spotted an elderly man trying to shovel snow from his driveway. However, it wasn't just an elderly man, but an elderly man with a walker attempting to do the shoveling on his own. Tommy wanted to help. "Tommy said 'Mamma stop the car,'" Teresa Adams told WTVR. "I got scared and asked 'what's wrong?'" "He said, 'there's an older man with a walker shoveling snow — I'll help him out,'" she added. Apparently the snow plows had passed by to...
  • Philippine GDP growth to outpace China's from 2016 as Asia's fastest growing economy

    02/27/2015 10:35:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Economic growth in the Philippines will overtake China's by 2016 as the former country continues to be an outperformer due to a strong domestic upswing in businesses and industry, growing foreign direct investments and record-high remittances from Filipinos working abroad, according to GDP forecasts in the recently released "2015 Annual Outlook" by Citibank. In turn, China, long time among the fastest growing countries in Asia and worldwide, is cooling down its economy to make GDP growth "more sustainable" as it is suffering from high public debt, reduced domestic consumption, over-investment in housing and infrastructure and regional economic imbalances. China will...
  • Tim Cook Says Apple Watch Could Replace Your Car Keys, And That’s Just The Start

    02/27/2015 9:49:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 02/27/2015 | Darrell Etherington
    Apple CEO Tim Cook is doing a tour in part to help prepare the world for the launch of the Apple Watch, which is likely going to be the start of the show at a special even on Monday March 9 at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. He spoke to The Telegraph about the company’s first smart wearable, and in that interview he talked about what will motivate a purchase decision for the Apple Watch now, and why it’ll only get more attractive as time goes on. Cook told the Telegraph that he suspects an initial driver for...
  • Samsung Kicks Off 14nm FinFET Fabrication With New Exynos 7 Octa

    02/27/2015 9:32:23 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    gadgets.ndtv.com ^ | 16 February 2015 | by NDTV Correspondent
    Samsung has announced that it has begun mass production of mobile application processors on its 14nm FinFET process technology, which the company states is an industry first. Compared to the company's existing 20nm process technology, 14nm FinFET is said to enable up to 20 percent higher speeds and 35 percent less power consumption. As the industry moves towards smaller manufacturing processes, the physical limitations of transistor design have become more apparent. 3D FinFETs allow the electronic Field-Effect Transistor "gate" to wrap around three sides of a raised "fin" in order to provide adequate insulation against current leakage, which has...
  • House Bill Would Ban Gift Tax on Donations to Nonprofits

    02/27/2015 9:22:18 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 1 replies
    philanthropy.com ^ | 2-27-2015
    A member of the House Republican leadership introduced a bill Thursday to bar the Internal Revenue Service from seeking to collect the gift tax on any contribution to a nonprofit organization, report ABC News and The Washington Times. Illinois Rep. Peter Roskam, who chairs the Ways and Means oversight subcommittee, said the measure is aimed at preventing the tax agency from targeting donors based on their political beliefs.
  • Groom’s touching vows to bride’s daughter go viral

    02/27/2015 9:15:40 AM PST · by Kartographer · 10 replies
    Trending Now - Yahoo News ^ | 2/26/15 | Mia Fitzharris
    A wedding video is going viral, and not because of a cleverly choreographed bridal party dance or a flower girl throwing a tantrum. The part of the video that stole the show is the groom Brian Scott’s vows to his bride Whitney Kay’s young daughter, Brielle.
  • Samsung shows off 10nm FinFET

    02/27/2015 9:04:56 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 10 replies
    fudzilla.com ^ | 25 February 2015 | Nick Farrell
    Beating the worldSamsung has shocked the tech press by showing off the world's first 10nm FinFET chip at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC). Samsung Electronics Semiconductor Business chief, Kim Ki-nam teased the future for Samsung when he took the stage and provided a sneak peak at its 3D V NAND technology.Samsung wants its 10nm chips to power more than smartphones, there are plans to put them in data centers and power the Internet of Things. The new chips will be more power efficient and produce less heat, vital for phones and other battery-powered devices.Kim said that he expects that...
  • California couple, married 67 years, die holding hands

    02/27/2015 8:50:56 AM PST · by Kartographer · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/17/15 | Victoria Cavaliere
    A California couple, married 67 years, died hours apart while holding hands this month, their daughter said on Thursday. Floyd Hartwig, 90, and wife Violet, 89, died on Feb. 11 in their home in Easton, California, outside Fresno, their family said. The couple had known each other since they were children and married in 1947 while Floyd was on leave from the Navy, going on to settle in a ranch in Easton.
  • History of the Sniper

    02/27/2015 8:33:27 AM PST · by w1n1 · 16 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/27/2015 | Frank Jardim
    The sniper is an incredibly efficient fighter, compared to the typical infantryman. Consider that in World War II, American infantry units fired 25,000 rounds to kill just one enemy soldier. By the Korean War, that figure jumped to 50,000 rounds, and the select-fire M14 and M16 infantry rifles of the Vietnam War only seem to have produced more misses, requiring the expenditure of 200,000 rounds to kill one enemy combatant. It is ironic that a country built on a tradition of rifle marksmanship took nearly 200 years to formally embrace the sniper, the man that represents the military apex of...
  • VANITY: There's a rumor the audience will walk out on Jeb Bush's speech at CPAC

    02/27/2015 8:16:41 AM PST · by Clint N. Suhks · 82 replies
    2/27/15 | ME
    Chris Plante reported this last hour doing his show at the convention. Can anyone confirm? Thanks...
  • DrudgeReport

    02/27/2015 8:12:29 AM PST · by Ray76 · 52 replies
    Feb 27, 2015 | Ray76
    Drudge is a blank page.
  • The 10 most useless graduate degrees

    02/27/2015 7:53:40 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/27/2015 | Peter Jacobs
    In many fields, graduate degrees offer distinct benefits for your extra years in school. Employees armed with a graduate education are often a more attractive hire and can make a higher salary than colleagues who have only a bachelor's degree. However, for some industries the benefits of going to graduate school are comparatively low and don't justify the extra investment. Using the recent "Hard Times" report from the Georgetown Center on Education and the Workforce, we examined salary and unemployment data of experienced college graduates and experienced holders of graduate degrees. These are workers whose ages range from 35 to...
  • Air monitoring rocket set for second launch attempt

    02/27/2015 7:23:01 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 10 replies
    Earlier this month (February 4), the 4.1 metre (14 feet) tall Tempest rocket’s engines failed shortly after its launch from Capesthorne Hall in front of a crowd of school children, with the rocket only managing to reach as high as 50 feet in the air. The University researchers and aerial survey firm Bluesky had been aiming for the rocket to reach around 3,000 feet in order to capture nitrogen dioxide, ozone, temperature and humidity data from monitoring equipment in its cone and to then descend back to earth with the aid of a parachute. Speaking to airqualitynews.com about the launch...
  • Pharaoh Brutally Killed in Battle, Analysis Shows

    02/27/2015 7:09:59 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    discovery,com ^ | Rossella Lorenzi
    Pharaoh Senebkay, one of the earliest kings of a forgotten Abydos Dynasty, was brutally killed in battle more than 3,600 years ago, says a study that has reconstructed, blow by blow, the king’s last moments. The research identified 18 wounds on the pharaoh’s bones. It also established that Senebkay is the earliest Egyptian pharaoh to have died in battle. Woseribre Senebkay was unknown to history until last year, when a University of Pennsylvania expedition led by archaeologist Josef Wegner, working with Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities, found his remains in a four-chambered tomb at South Abydos in Sohag province, about...
  • Bullying leads to moms fighting on school bus; teenager stabbed

    02/27/2015 6:53:39 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | February 26, 2015 | Joe Cavaretta and Linda Trischitta
    The girl's hand was stabbed during the fracas and she was taken for treatment to Broward Health North hospital in Deerfield Beach, Carter said. "This could have been much, much worse, because the mother of the bullied child was actually heading back to her vehicle to retrieve her firearm when we arrived on the scene," Carter said. Demps will be charged with felony possession of a firearm and aggravated battery, Carter said. The knife used in the stabbing belonged to Demps, and the other mother was also armed with a blade, according to the Sheriff's Office.
  • A real top dog! The Labrador reigns as America's favorite pooch for the 24th year [truncated]

    02/27/2015 6:22:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 25 replies
    UK Daily Mail and AP ^ | February 26, 2015 | Sadie Whitelocks and Staff
    The Labrador Retriever has been revealed as the nation's favorite dog for the 24th consecutive year. The American Kennel Club, which released its annual rankings on Thursday, praised the breed for being 'intelligent' and 'family friendly'. Despite its supremacy, bulldogs hit a new high at number four and their bat-eared cousins, French bulldogs, sauntered into the top ten for the first time in nearly a century. The AKC notes that bulldogs make 'excellent family companions with a natural tendency to form strong bonds with children, an easy-to-care-for coat, and minimal exercise requirements.'
  • The Blackfish effect: SeaWorld loses $25.4 million after documentary [truncated]

    02/27/2015 6:19:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 4 replies
    AP and UK Daily Mail ^ | February 26, 2015 | Staff and Alexandra Klausner
    SeaWorld reported a wider loss in its fourth quarter of $25.4 million as attendance to its theme parks continued to fall - due in part to the documentary 'Blackfish,' which criticizes the company's treatment of killer whales. Its shares fell in premarket trading Thursday. SeaWorld has been battling negative publicity after a 2013 documentary, 'Blackfish,' suggested that its treatment of animals may have led to the deaths of trainers.
  • Richard Weikart: Should we encourage death or life?

    02/27/2015 6:18:13 AM PST · by Heartlander · 1 replies
    Merced Sun Star ^ | 02/23/2015 | Richard Weikart
    Richard Weikart: Should we encourage death or life? By Richard Weikart 02/23/2015 12:49 PM The California Legislature is considering Senate Bill 128 to legalize physician-assisted suicide. Perhaps some lawmakers see this as progressive, a way to promote humans rights and liberty. Oregon and Washington permit physician-assisted suicide, and Belgium, the Netherlands and Switzerland allow physicians to help people end their lives. Recently the Canadian Supreme Court struck down Canada’s law banning physician-assisted suicide. Is this the wave of the future? Or is it a descent into barbarism that undermines the value of human life?Debate over assisted suicide inflames passions...
  • Ericsson seeks US sales ban of Apple iPhone, iPad in patent lawsuit barrage

    02/27/2015 6:16:55 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    pc world ^ | 2-27-2015
    Some Apple products may be banned from sale in the U.S. if Ericsson gets its way after filing a barrage of patent lawsuits. The Swedish telecommunications equipment vendor filed nine lawsuits against Apple on Thursday, seven in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and two in the U.S. International Trade Commission, alleging infringement of a total of 41 of its patents, it said Friday. Apple is no stranger to the courts when it comes to patent disputes. Previous cases have often focused on the “look and feel” of its products, turning on the curvature of a...
  • Obama Tackles Zombie Apocalypse

    02/27/2015 6:15:56 AM PST · by SampleMan · 16 replies
    Self | 27 FEB 2015 | Sampleman
  • Harrison Ford, 72, to star in Blade Runner sequel [truncated]

    02/27/2015 6:11:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 86 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 27, 2015 | Staff
    It is one of Hollywood's classic films. So fans of Blade Runner will be delighted that Harrison Ford is set to reprise his role of Rick Deckard in a newly-announced sequel to the 1982 smash-hit. The 72-year-old actor will return to the cult classic in the screenplay written by Hampton Fancher and Michael Green and directed by 'Prisoners' filmmaker Denis Villeneuve.
  • Conservatives versus Liberals

    02/27/2015 6:06:59 AM PST · by OldSmaj · 3 replies
    Unknown | Unknown
    A Correct Anthropological Theory: How Conservatives and Liberals evolved!Humans originally existed as members of small bands of nomadic hunter/gatherers. They lived on deer in the mountains during the summer and would go to the coast and live on fish and lobster in the winter. The two most important events in all of history were the invention of beer and the invention of the wheel. Beer required grain and that was the beginning of agriculture. Neither the glass bottle nor aluminum can were invented yet, so while our early humans were sitting around waiting for them to be invented, they just...