Forum: General/Chat

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Nvidia sinks moon landing hoax using virtual light

    09/20/2014 7:13:34 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    cnet.com ^ | September 19, 2014 12:50 PM PDT | Nick Statt
    The first manned missions to Earth's satellite began in 1969 with Apollo 11. Just a few years later, conspiracies sprouted up claiming that potentially each of the six lunar landing crews and every one of the 12 Apollo astronauts who walked on the moon had in fact participated in an elaborate ruse. To the conspiracists, it may never have happened -- or didn't happen like NASA said it did -- and oh by the way, we duped the Russians into losing the space race. Voxel global illumination, however, proves them wrong, says Nvidia. The technique, which the new GTX 970...
  • Sarah Palin to Speak at Values Voter Summit (also Jindal, Cruz, Paul, other presidential possibles)

    09/20/2014 7:01:52 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 19 Sep 2014 | Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will speak at the Values Voters Summit next week in Washington, D.C. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/09/19/Sarah-Palin-to-Speak-at-Values-Voter-Summit
  • Stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Evangeline Lilly to come out for People's Climate March in New York

    09/20/2014 6:58:58 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 11 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 9/20/14 | BY NANCY DILLON
    Stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Evangeline Lilly to come out for People's Climate March in New York A-list actors, including DiCaprio, Lilly and Mark Ruffalo, are set to walk in the massive Peopleís Climate March this Sunday in Manhattan, which is expected to be the largest march for climate action in history. Lilly told the Daily News she was marching for 'my child, my family, and for everyone who has the great privilege of living on this beautiful planet of ours.' The stars are coming out in a bid to save the planet. A-list actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo,...
  • Apple iOS 8 problems: Grimm tale with Slow, Buggy, Laggy, Crashy, Drainy, Bloaty and Doc

    09/20/2014 6:04:05 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    ComputerWord ^ | 09/20/2014 | By Richi Jennings
    iOS 8 upgrade problems have reared their ugly heads, bang on cue. Early-adopting iMagicMirror owners are finding their devices suffering some seriously poisoned Apple. Here we go again. Every major iOS update causes suspicious slowdowns in older iPhone and iPad types. It's as if Apple wants you to upgrade to the latest shiny. As if. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers set aside their cynicism. Your humble blogwatcher curated these bloggy bits for your entertainment. Gregg Keizer takes a beautiful new Queen: The initial uptake for Apple's iOS 8 has been less than half of...iOS 7. Ö In the 24 hours since...
  • Jameis Winston suspended for entire game against Clemson

    09/20/2014 4:21:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 40 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 9/19/14
    Jameis Winston will sit out the entire game and not just the first half of Florida State's showdown against Clemson on Saturday, interim President Garnett S. Stokes and athletic director Stan Wilcox announced late Friday night. Winston was suspended for the first half earlier this week after making "offensive and vulgar" comments about women ó the latest embarrassment....
  • Who are the Real Liberals?

    09/20/2014 4:04:23 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 8 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 20, 2014 | Benjamin Aguda
    A few hundred years ago, humanity went through a remarkable period of transformation, the Enlightenment. A number of different developments enabled this transformation to take place, and the impact of the Enlightenment has been tremendous. One area where the Enlightenment had particularly strong influence was in political theory. Before the Enlightenment, it was common knowledge that all men were natural slaves. We were slaves to our parents and slaves to our rulers in the same way that we were naturally slaves to God. This ancient doctrine justified the despotic political systems that had existed in one form or another throughout...
  • Federal Court Invalidates Law That Bars Aliens From Acquiring Firearms (Shortened Title)

    09/20/2014 3:00:35 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 5 replies
    Josh Blackman's Blog ^ | September 18, 2014 | Josh Blackman
    Under Hawaii law, a lawfully admitted permanent resident was not permitted to apply for a firearm permit because he was not yet a citizen. A federal district court invalidated this practice, finding an unlawful classification based on alienage under the Equal Protection Clause and the Second Amendment. The undisputed facts establish that Fotoudis, as a lawful permanent resident alien of the United States (and resident of Hawaii), was denied the opportunity to apply for a permit to acquire firearms solely because of his alienage.3 This classification violates the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. HRS ß 134-2(d) is thus...
  • Florida State suspends QB Winston for full game (Gasp! The Whole Game!)

    09/20/2014 2:39:29 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 37 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Sep 19, 2014 | Unknown
    Florida State interim President Garnett S. Stokes and athletics director Stan Wilcox have announced that quarterback Jameis Winston will be suspended for the entire game against Clemson on Saturday.
  • Amazon Kindle Voyage vs Nook GlowLight vs Kobo Aura H2O

    09/19/2014 11:06:10 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    pocket-lint.com ^ | 18 September 2014 | Rik Henderson
    With Amazon's announcement of a new Kindle device in time for Christmas this year and major rivals Barnes & Noble and Kobo also revealing their new eBook readers recently, there seems no better a time than to consider that purchase. However, which should you choose? The eBook reader market has been simplified since Sony's withdrawal, but there are still three main competitors at the top end, each with their own flagship devices, so which of them draws your eye the most?
  • 25 Things You Can Do On iOS 8 That You Couldn't Do On iOS 7

    09/19/2014 11:01:39 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 24 replies
    fieldguide.gizmodo.com/ ^ | Sept. 18, 2014 | David Nield
    Load up iOS 8 and you might not notice the difference straight away, but there are plenty of little tweaks and changes behind the scenes. Here are 25 different things you can do on your device that you couldn't do yesterday.
  • Parents Want to Stop Life Support for Baby Because Heís Disabled: .........

    09/19/2014 10:59:35 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    Life News ^ | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Parents Want to Stop Life Support for Baby Because Heís Disabled: Who Wants Their Son to be Handicapped? A major battle in France pits the parents of a disabled prematurely-born baby against doctors ó as the parents want doctors to stop life support for their son because he is severely disabled. The baby boy, named Titouan was born on August 31, four months before he was slated to be born. The baby weighed two pounds at birth and suffered from an intracerebral haemorrhage. Doctors at University Hospital Center of Poitiers say he has brain damage and they are...
  • Eight reported dead in attack on Ebola workers in Guinea

    09/19/2014 10:42:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    LA times ^ | Robyn Dixon
    hen Guinean government officials visited the village of Womme in the countryís southeast, they planned to educate people about Ebola and show them how to avoid it ó in a region where many still believe the virus doesnít exist. But it all went disastrously wrong. Villagers responded furiously, pelting the delegation with stones and beating the visitors with clubs, according to Guinean radio. The delegation, which included doctors and journalists, fled into the bush after the attack Tuesday. he Guinean government said Thursday that eight delegation members had been killed, including several journalists, news agencies reported. There also were reports...
  • Cocoa Prices Surge on Ebola Fears

    09/19/2014 10:29:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | By Alexandra Wexler and Sara Jerving
    The deadly Ebola virus spreading through West Africa is sparking fears in the market that supplies of cocoa, one of the region's top exports, could be disrupted. Prices for the key chocolate ingredient have surged 6.3% this week, settling just shy of the highest level in more than three years on mounting concerns that the outbreak will reach the Ivory Coast or Ghana, which produce about 60% of the world's cocoa. No cases have been reported in either country. But Ivory Coast shares a poorly policed border with Liberia and Guinea, two of the countries hardest hit by Ebola.
  • Lockdown Begins in Sierra Leone to Battle Ebola

    09/19/2014 10:26:08 PM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | ADAM NOSSITER
    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone ó The most ambitious and aggressive government campaign against the Ebola epidemic gripping parts of West Africa began on Friday when Sierra Leone ordered everyone in the country to remain indoors for three days, suspending commerce, emptying the streets and halting this beleaguered nation in its tracks in an attempt stop the disease from spreading.
  • The FRiday Night Movie - The Enemy Below (1957)

    09/19/2014 10:13:36 PM PDT · by DemforBush · 21 replies
    youtube ^ | n/a | n/a
    Robert Mitchum and Curt Jurgens square off in this taut WW2 film of cat-and-mouse between a U.S Destroyer and a German U-boat. In English with Korean subtitles.
  • Masked man with AMERICAN accent appears in latest ISIS propaganda film 'Flames of War'

    09/19/2014 9:45:35 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Updated: 21:34 GMT, 19 September 2014 | MailOnline Reporter
    The latest suspected ISIS propaganda film has been uploaded to YouTube and appears to feature a jihadist with an American accent. The 55-minute 'Flames of War' video was posted online today and bears hallmarks of previous Islamic State tapes including Hollywood-style effects and bloodthirsty, call-to-arms language. The clip bears the stamp of the al-Hayat Media Centre, ISIS' English-language propaganda arm. An ISIS jihadist spoke with an American accent on the Flames of War propaganda film which was uploaded to YouTube today. In the video, the masked extremist stands before Syrian soldiers, loyal to dictator Bashar al-Assad who are digging their...
  • Police: Gang members thought boy, 9, was warning rivals and killed him

    09/19/2014 9:33:03 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 19, 2014 | By Juan Perez, Jr., Jr., Rosemary Regina Sobol, Jeremy Gorner
    Chicagoís youngest victim lost to gun violence this year may have been targeted by four reputed gang members who thought the boy shouted a warning to rival gangbangers, Chicago police said Friday in announcing charges in the month-old slaying.. At a news conference, Superintendent Garry McCarthy lauded the help of the community in solving the slaying of 9-year-old Antonio Smith Jr., saying police had little to go on after his shooting Aug. 20 in a back yard in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood
  • 5th grader finds Dead Kennedys CD at school library. Writes diary entry about it

    09/19/2014 9:19:08 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 29 replies
    Imgur.com ^ | 18SEP2014 | 5th Grader
  • London businessman and his THREE wives - up to 20,000 such multi-wife marriages in POLYGAMY BRITAIN

    09/19/2014 8:18:33 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 40 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 9/19/14 | Rebecca Evans
    As a bright, eager student at Cambridge University, with one degree already under her belt, Nabilah Phillips could look forward to a successful career and comfortable future. After completing her engineering PhD she would, perhaps, take up a coveted, highly-paid job in industry, or stay on as an academic lecturing the next generation. Instead, however, Nabilah, now 35, took an extremely unexpected path.She abandoned her studies, forfeiting her hard-won university place and entered a polygamous marriag e, becoming the second wife of London businessman Hasan Phillips, 32 ó who has since acquired a third wife. Nabilah, her husband and his...
  • eating popcorn reading all these headlines

    09/19/2014 7:49:06 PM PDT · by jyro · 76 replies
    you really wonder just how screwed up this world can get.
  • Corundum

    09/19/2014 7:39:28 PM PDT · by JimSEA · 29 replies
    Geology.com ^ | 9/19/2014 | Hobart King
    Corundum is a rock-forming mineral that is found in igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary rocks. It is an aluminum oxide with a chemical composition of Al2O3 and a hexagonal crystal structure. The mineral is widely known for its extreme hardness and for the fact that it is sometimes found as beautiful transparent crystals in many different colors. The extreme hardness makes corundum an excellent abrasive, and when that hardness is found in beautiful crystals, you have the perfect material for cutting gemstones.
  • Report: US military examining relationship with NFL

    09/19/2014 6:46:07 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 36 replies
    CBS Sports ^ | September 19, 2014 | Will Brinson
    The blowback against the NFL over the recent domestic violence incidents -- a pattern, if you will -- is growing and growing rather quickly. CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora reported on a new sponsorship problem and the White House issued a stern edict to the NFL Friday morning about getting "a handle on" the problem. Enter another branch of government: the military. According to CNN, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is asking his staff for "detailed information about the US military's relationships" with the NFL.
  • US troops heading into Africa soon for Ebola fight

    09/19/2014 6:10:00 PM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    yahoo ^ | ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) ó Thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form training teams to help the Africans treat Ebola victims, the Army's top officer said Friday. Gen. Ray Odierno, the Army chief of staff, said the disease has accelerated faster than initially thought, so the U.S. needs to get people on the ground and ramp up numbers quickly. President Barack Obama has pledged 3,000 troops, and the U.S. military commander and a small team has arrived in Liberia to do initial assessments.
  • Crest to remove potentially harmful microbeads from toothpaste

    09/19/2014 5:56:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 18, 2014
    Those little blue microbeads in your Crest toothpaste may be getting stuck in your teeth and gums, prompting dentists to ask toothpaste manufacturers for a change. The tiny scrubbers contain the ingredient polyethylene, a form of plastic that does not degrade and can stay embedded in your mouth. ďYour body will see them as a foreign body, bacteria will clamp to them and it has the potential to cause gum disease, some form of gingivitis or harm to it,Ē Dr. Wade Pilling of Meridien, Indiana told KTVB.
  • Record Low Temperatures Set Friday ( Vermont, NH, NY )

    09/19/2014 5:02:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    In Burlington the temperature reached the freezing mark for the earliest time in the season since 1964 ... A record low was established in Massena, NY for Thursday and Friday ... It means the end of the growing season for 2014 for many
  • In the battle for the Donetsk airport Russian special forces participates

    Special Report for the program "The Chronicles of War" Russian special forces are participants in the battle for the Donetsk airport. This is stated in the report "Espresso.TV" about the situation in the village of Sands, which is located near Donetsk. "I had a machine gun red, and ran around Omsk commandos. It was obvious that the guys - professionals: aiming shooting on their part, dressed alike, Tanchiki Purley under the Russian flag, "- said the soldier" right sector. "According to him, he was able to learn from intercepted negotiations that that the attackers are Russians from Siberia, .
  • Vanity: Which would you choose?

    09/19/2014 4:42:43 PM PDT · by Eccl 10:2 · 66 replies
    self | 09/19/2014 | self
    If an Omnipotent Force gave you the choice of: 1) President Hillary Clinton AND Republican Senate and House, OR, 2) Let the election chips fall where they may, Which would you choose?
  • Can a Recycled Abortion Strategy Beat Cory Gardner in Colorado?

    09/19/2014 4:31:15 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 4 replies
    National Journal ^ | September 18, 2014 | Shane Goldmacher
    Democratic operative Guy Cecil was living in Sen. Michael Bennet's basement four years ago, trying to pinch every last penny and salvage his boss's appointed seat in the U.S. Senate. It was then that the Bennet campaign hatched the political plan that would save his job: relentlessly focusing on abortion and contraception to cast his GOP opponent as an extremist. Today, Cecil and Bennet are reunited as the top strategist and chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. And together they are recycling the same abortion playbook they wrote in 2010óthis time to rescue another vulnerable incumbent, Sen. Mark Udall,...
  • TMZ, Howard Stern Show star in Goodell press conference circus

    09/19/2014 3:51:33 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 45 replies
    Pro Football Talk ^ | September 19, 2014, 4:21 PM EDT | Michael David Smith
    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodellís press conference did not allay all the concerns that fans and the general public have about the leagueís handling of domestic violence. But the press conference did feature some strange situations. For starters, a reporter from TMZ, which broke this whole issue open by publishing the now-infamous video of Ray Rice punching his wife in an elevator, asked Goodell why the NFL couldnít find that video. Goodell didnít have much of an answer. This was their exchange: TMZ: ďYou suspended Ray Rice after our video. Why didnít you have the curiosity to go to the casino...
  • Decision Making in Survival Situations

    09/19/2014 3:49:37 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 26 replies
    SHTF School ^ | 9/18/14 | Selo
    We all usually keep forgetting that when SHTF things will be different in many ways. We talk about lack of food, clean water, coffee, or simply lack of hygiene. And we say that people gonna die because of that and because of lots of violence. Based on my experience, all above is correct, but we also usually forget one simple fact: pressure! Guy from my street worked before SHTF as a computer technician. Those years here were time when computers were started to be widely used in big companies. He was something like famous in that field, so he had...
  • Citizen Volunteers Build Defenses in Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia & Kherson(Video)

    09/19/2014 3:37:51 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 9 replies
    September 19, 2014 | Larry
    All regions that border on Donbass and Crimea, the two regions that are occupied by Russia, are involved in preparation of defenses from possible military conflict. Any of these directions can bring danger. That is why Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia and Kherson regions are getting ready as a priority. We present a five minute video clip from ICTV showing volunteer efforts at building defences against a potential Russian invasion. [ENGLISH SUBTITLES]
  • Do Svidaniya, Pabst! Russian Firm Acquires Iconic American Brewing Company

    09/19/2014 3:20:08 PM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 20 replies
    Time ^ | 9/19/14 | David Stout (ironic)
    The company that produced ďAmericaís BestĒ beer in 1893 will now be Russian-owned Russian firm Oasis Beverages announced this week that it will be acquiring famed American brewery Pabst Blue Ribbon ó 170 years after the company was first established in Milwaukee.
  • Ebola patients buying survivors' blood from black market, WHO warns

    09/19/2014 3:00:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | September 19, 2014 | Faith Karimi,
    As hospitals in nations hardest hit by Ebola struggle to keep up, desperate patients are turning to the black market to buy blood from survivors of the virus, the World Health Organization warned. The deadliest Ebola outbreak in history has killed at least 2,400 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone -- the countries most affected by the virus. Blood from survivors, referred to as convalescent serum, is said to have antibodies that can fight the deadly virus. Though the treatment is unproven, it has provided some promise for those fighting a disease that's killing more than half of those...
  • Should we let 16 year olds vote?

    09/19/2014 2:56:32 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 98 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 19, 2014 | Ilya Somin
    Scotland allowed 16 and 17 year olds to vote in yesterdayís historic referendum on independence. Georgetown political theorist Jason Brennan, author of the excellent book The Ethics of Voting, makes a strong case that the United States should do the same thing: Scotland decided to trust its 16-year-olds to vote in the biggest question in its history when the country headed to the polls this week for a referendum on independence. Americans, in contrast, donít even trust theirs to help pick the county sheriff. Whoís right? Many here might be skeptical about the idea of the United States following Scotlandís...
  • FEDS MUM ON PROSECUTION OF ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSERS

    09/19/2014 2:07:34 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 8 replies
    hosted.ap.org ^ | 9/19/14 | BY ASTRID GALVAN
    FEDS MUM ON PROSECUTION OF ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSERS BY ASTRID GALVAN ASSOCIATED PRESS TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The federal government refuses to say whether prosecutors in Yuma, Arizona, have scaled back a years-old program that guarantees jail time for most immigrants caught crossing the border illegally and which law enforcement officials say is crucial to public safety. Reports that federal prosecutors have stopped some prosecutions under Operation Streamline surfaced nearly two weeks ago when Arizona Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake wrote a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder seeking information on the status of the zero-tolerance program that circumvents...
  • "I'm NOT @ War, So Don't Forget it, It's Just a Silly Phase I'm Going Through!", a Fantasy Musical

    09/19/2014 1:59:59 PM PDT · by lee martell · 14 replies
    Sept. 19 2014 | lee martell
    Eventually, our long national nightmare that has been the Barack Obama Double-Feature, will thankfully come to a close. Somebody may write a muscial parody of this administration. I can think of at least one song that would fit, how about you? #. Using the 10cc song "I'm Not In Love" Obama speaks on the phone to an ISIS warlord; I'm not at War!, so don't forget it, it's just a silly phase I'm going through. And just because, I bomb you up, Don't get me wrong, You needn't feel afraid. I'm not at War, No no. Just Because... ***My apologies...
  • Americaís Most Popular Pastor Doesnít Know The Bible

    09/19/2014 1:21:41 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 100 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-19-2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    Mega-church pastor Joel Osteen may lead the largest Protestant church in the United States, but a recent Facebook post shows he might need to go back to Sunday school.A Monday post to his verified Facebook page, Joel Osteen ministries, read: ‚ÄúGod said in Numbers 11:23, ‚ÄėMoses, is there any limit to My power?‚Äô He was saying, ‚ÄėMoses, you saw Me part the Red Sea, stop the sun for Joshua, keep three Hebrew teenagers safe in a fiery furnace, don‚Äôt you realize that I can bring water without rain?‚Äô There‚Äôs no limit to God‚Äôs power.‚ÄĚ Post by Joel Osteen Ministries. As...
  • Our beloved country has gone to Hell, but here's what a cat looks like from under a glass table

    09/19/2014 12:56:52 PM PDT · by Maceman · 54 replies
  • Space Station Extension May Cost More Than NASA Expects: Report

    09/19/2014 12:44:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | September 19, 2014 | Elizabeth Howell on
    NASAís anticipated $3 billion to $4 billion annual budget for the International Space Station is ďoverly optimisticĒ, a new report from NASAís Inspector General says. Transportation costs will likely rise when NASA uses commercial spacecraft to access the station instead of Russian Soyuzes, the report said. Also, if international partners donít commit to extending the station four extra years to 2024, NASA will need to pick up more of the financial burden. ďWhile ISS program officials have been seeking ways to reduce costs and consolidate resources, it is unclear whether these efforts will be sufficient to address anticipated cost increases,...
  • weekly garden thread volume 38 sept. 19, 2014

    09/19/2014 12:39:42 PM PDT · by greeneyes · 61 replies
    Free Republic | Sept. 19, 2014 | greeneyes
    he 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 wonít be flamed and the only dumb question is the one that isnít asked. It is impossible to hijack the Weekly Gardening Thread. There is no telling where it will go and... that...
  • Ole! Louisiana Will Offer Common Core ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS Test In SPANISH

    09/19/2014 10:37:33 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/19/2014 | Eric Owens
    In March, when public schools across Louisiana will administer the stateís Common Core-aligned standardized tests, students will be able to take the tests in either English or Spanish. The computer-based tests, developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), have two portions: Math and, of course, English language arts and literacy. The computer-based tests, developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), have two portions: Math and, of course, English language arts and literacy. The new policy is a response to a recent flood of illegal immigrant students into Louisiana....
  • Dremel releases a 3D printer for the masses

    09/19/2014 10:18:41 AM PDT · by raybbr · 20 replies
    ComputerWorld.com ^ | 9-18-2014 | Lucas Mearian
    Dremel has announced the first 3D printer to come from a major tool manufacturer, the $999 Dremel 3D Idea Builder. Dremel called it a desktop machine for the masses. The 3D Idea Builder is a fused deposition modeling (FDM) machine that uses a printer head that melts and extrudes a plastic filament layer upon layer to build an object; the thinner the layers, the better the "resolution" or smoothness of an 3D object's surface. Dremel's machine extrudes the melted filament in layers 100 microns thick - about the same thickness as a standard sheet of paper. The 3D thermoplastic filament,...
  • Texas State Guard To Begin Search and Rescue For Illegal Immigrants

    09/19/2014 9:39:22 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 12 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | 09/19/2014 | Bob Price
    Texas Rangers and members of the Texas State Guard are beginning or are about to begin an effort in Brooks County near Falfurrias to help stop the climbing number of deaths related to human smuggling operations. Ranchers in the area reported a community partnership meeting where they were briefed on the proposed activities. This year, fifty-two people have been found dead in the arid ranch lands of Brooks County having gotten lost while attempting to bypass the Border Patrol checkpoint located thirteen miles south of Falfurrias. Texas Department of Public Safety reports that since 2011, at least 332 sets of...
  • 'Supernanny' Jo Frost -- I Can Help Adrian Peterson ... Contacts NFL Execs (w/video)

    09/19/2014 9:38:51 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies
    TMZ ^ | September 19, 2014 | TMZ Staff
    Can Supernanny save Adrian Peterson??? She thinks so ... and now TMZ Sports has learned Jo Frost has reached out the to NFL offering to help the embattled running back.
  • Tampa Bay Ranks Dead Last In Median Household Income Among Biggest Metros

    09/19/2014 9:21:07 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 26 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | Thursday, September 18, 2014 | Jeff Harrington
    Median household income in Tampa Bay has sunk lower than it was in 2010, the early days of recovery from the Great Recession, cementing the bay area's dead-last ranking in income among the country's 25 biggest metro areas. Things aren't much better across the state. Miami, the only other Florida city on the list, comes in at second lowest. Tampa Bay and Miami are the only two metro areas with median household income languishing below $50,000. (Median income means half are above that and half below.) "I'm not surprised," said Mark Vitner, a senior economist with Wells Fargo, who has...
  • Colorado Rejects Jailing Illegals for ICE

    09/19/2014 8:56:58 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/19/2014 | William Bigelow
    Colorado is now the first state in the union whose complete roster of county jailers has individually rejected retainer requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Due to pressure brought by the ACLU, no more immigrants will be held in the jails until federal agents make a decision as to whether the immigrants will be jailed for possible immigration violations. Mark Silverstein, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado, cheered, "All sheriffs have agreed that they don't have the ability to deprive people of liberty, even for a few days, because they are suspected of being here illegally.Ē...
  • Which Breed Of Dog Are You?

    09/19/2014 8:41:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    brainfall ^ | staff
    Which Breed Of Dog Are You? Dogs, like people, come in all shapes, sizes, and personalities. Ever wonder what breed you'd be? Now is your chance to find out!
  • These Young Iranians Arrested for Recording Tehran Version of Pharrell Williams's "Happy

    09/19/2014 8:40:12 AM PDT · by Ex-Pat in Mex · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 20, 2014 | POOYA JAHANDAR
    Young Iranians Arrested For Dancing In 'Happy' Pharrell Video Crime: Happiness
  • Four Russian Battalion Groups Remain in Ukraine - NATO Allied Commander

    Four battalion task groups of the Russian Federation remain in the territory of Ukraine. This was stated by NATO Supreme Allied Commander Philip Breedlove in an interview with Ground Report, Censor.NET writes. According to him, Russia has withdrew a part of its forces from the territory of Ukraine but they remain close to the border. "I will paint a picture for you, which is that from a peak of well over 10 battalion task groups inside of Ukraine, I believe we're now down to elements of probably four battalion task groups inside Ukraine. The Russians have been removing forces to...
  • Word for the Day, FRiday, September 19, 2014 - Effluvium

    09/19/2014 7:33:14 AM PDT · by tioga · 55 replies
    FRee Dictionary ^ | FRiday | FRiday's Sub
    In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of ďWord for the DayĒ. EffluviumNoun n. pl. ef∑flu∑vi∑a (-v-) or ef∑flu∑vi∑ums 1. A usually invisible emanation or exhalation, as of vapor or gas. 2. a. A byproduct or residue; waste. b. The odorous fumes given off by waste or decaying matter. 3. An impalpable emanation; an aura. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review...