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  • Iran Teases a New Tank, But Where Did It Come From?

    08/24/2016 11:11:16 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    War is Boring ^ | August 23, 2016 | Robert Beckhusen
    In March, Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan — Iran’s defense minister — claimed that a new, unseen Iranian tank called the Karrar “is one of the most advanced tanks in the world.” He further suggested that the “tank [is] 100 percent Iranian made and it can even be superior than [the] T-90 in some degrees.” Then in August, a tank with a close resemblance to the Russian-made T-90MS appeared on Iranian television. It flew a green, white and red Iranian flag from the turret … while spinning donuts.
  • Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs- "Lil' Red Riding Hood" (1966, set to a Max Fleischer cartoon)

    08/24/2016 11:04:45 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/24/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. Lil' Red Riding Hood
  • Children found in Brevard home with feet 'caked' in dog feces

    08/24/2016 10:18:22 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    www.clickorlando.com ^ | Updated: 11:56 AM, August 24, 2016 | Staff
    PORT ST. JOHN, Fla. - A Central Florida woman has been charged after authorities say she kept her two children and 24 Chihuahuas in a home filled with dog feces, trash and bugs. Officials said the Port St. John home had dried, caked feces and urine, roaches and trash inside it, describing that the environment was in "no way safe for the animals, let alone the children who also were in the residence." Investigators said two children, who weren't enrolled in school, had dog feces "caked" to the bottom of their bare feet. The Department of Children and Families removed...
  • Doctors wake coma patient by JUMP-STARTING his brain using ultrasound

    08/24/2016 10:08:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 25 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 17:49, 24 Aug 2016 | by Andrew Gregory
    Within 24 hours the patient's responses had improved and in just three days he was fully conscious and had fist-bumped a doctor. Doctors have woken a coma patient for the first time ever by jump-starting his brain using a pioneering ultrasound technique. A saucer-sized device was put against the side of the 25-year-old patients head over a 10 minute period. Each of the 10 half-minute, low-intensity pulses created acoustic energy to stimulate brain tissue. The patients responses improved measurably within 24 hours. In three days he was fully conscious and had complete language comprehension. He could nod his head yes...
  • Voting for Black Obama Twice Proved to Be Stupid, So Should Voting Based on Hillary's Genitalia

    08/24/2016 9:56:01 AM PDT · by Stayfree · 18 replies
    Self | August 24, 2016 | Stayfree
    Everyone who voted for Obama TWICE proved how stupid they were and anyone who would vote for Crooked Hillary is even more stupid!
  • Filipino Fisherman Reveals 75-Pound Pearl He Kept Hidden For A Decade

    08/24/2016 9:45:50 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 14 replies
    npr ^ | 24 August 2016 | CAMILA DOMONOSKE
    When he was moving out of his home, he decided to give the pearl to Maggay-Amurao for safekeeping instead of transport it with him "since it's quite heavy,"... In fact, the pearl weighs in at 34 kilograms, Maggay-Amurao says or approximately 75 pounds.
  • Appropriate Foreign Policy

    08/24/2016 9:42:14 AM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 1 replies
    Retired Navy Pilot Bud ^ | August 23, 2016 | Anon
    Quote from a WWII veteran overhearing someone say that `You can't > bomb an ideology.": > > "The hell you can't. Because we did it. These Muslims are no > different than the [Imperial] Japanese. They had their suicide > bombers > too. And we stopped them. What it takes is the resolve and will to > use > a level of brutality and violence that your generations can't > stomach. > And until you can, this shit won't stop. It took us on the beaches > with bullets, clearing out caves with flame throwers, and men like > LeMay...
  • Former East Longmeadow High School athlete charged with sexually assaulting unconscious.....

    08/24/2016 9:40:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    masslive.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Sean Teehan
    FULL TITLE: Former East Longmeadow High School athlete charged with sexually assaulting unconscious classmates sentenced to probation PALMER A former East Longmeadow High School star athlete who was charged with sexually assaulting two unconscious classmates received two years probation in a decision out of Palmer District Court last week. "He can now look forward to a productive life without being burdened with the stigma of having to register as a sex offender," said attorney Thomas Rooke, who defended David Becker, 18, in court. "The goal of this sentence was not to impede this individual from graduating high school and...
  • Baltimore Co. Public Schools revises grading system, factoring out homework and behavior

    08/24/2016 9:39:22 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | AUGUST 22, 2016 | JOY LEPOLA
    Baltimore County Public Schools has adopted a new philosophy as the foundation for its grading system for the first time in 20 years. Many teachers just learned about the policy change when they returned to school last week. Under the new system, a students behavior is factored out of his or her grades. The school system also now recommends that teachers do not factor homework into overall grades or give students marks below 50%. Community Superintendent for Zone 2 George Roberts says low marks can damage a student's feeling of self-potential. The power of the zero is extremely powerful and...
  • 149 DAYS

    08/24/2016 9:38:39 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 8 replies
    8/24/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    It is 149 days, 0 hours, 19 minutes, 56 seconds until the stuttering enemy-agent Muslim-excusing pusillanimous lawless defiling unctuous disgusting election-corrupting formulaic callous puerile sickening wicked sullen wretched venal grifting furious (and fast), conniving Marxism-loving America-surrendering abominable stomach-turning meddling corrupt predatory impoverishing personal-history-concealing spsthetic absurd unaccomplished putrescent contemptible megalomaniacal disruptive perjurious taxing nauseating blasphemous race-baiting crazed trash-talking cynical arrogant vacuous sanctimonious foul exploitive mercurial mocking Christophobic nefarious uncaring vile Republican-enabled wimpy prevaricating raging hoplophobia-consumed irresponsible belligerent repellent childish insolent felonious illegitimate jejune panic-encouraging contentious creepy effete deleterious self-important chaos-creating lying robotic repulsive terrible pugnacious secretive brazenly-hypocritical imperious globalist preening maniacal...
  • Jimmy Clanton - "Venus In Blue Jeans" (1962)

    08/24/2016 9:26:12 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/24/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. Venus In Blue Jeans
  • Qatar buys a piece of Empire State Building

    08/24/2016 9:16:51 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 24, 2016 | Associated Press
    Qatars sovereign wealth fund has made an iconic purchase in America a stake in the company that owns New Yorks Empire State Building. The $622-million purchase by the Qatar Investment Authority comes as the Doha fund increases its investments in the US as the small country on the Arabian Peninsula tries to cope with low global oil and gas prices.
  • 120 Years Ago: LOST STUDENT FOUND- Cornell U Man Missing for 2 Years Heard From in India

    08/24/2016 9:11:49 AM PDT · by NRx · 5 replies
    Library of Congress ^ | Monday Aug 24, 1896 | New York Tribune
    A (mostly) daily posting for those interested in history and the day to day news, politics and culture of a bygone world; the full edition of the New York Tribune from today's date in 1896 (digitized).
  • Tesla Unveils Electric-Car Battery With a 315-Mile Range

    08/24/2016 8:56:28 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 38 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/23/16 | JOHN D. STOLL
    The company says its new Ludicrous P100D will be the fastest car in the world Tesla Motors Inc. said it is offering its electric vehicles with a battery capable of going up to 315 miles on a charge, the first time a major auto maker has provided that much electric range in a vehicle. The company unveiled new versions of its Model S sedan and Model X sport-utility vehicle with 100 kilowatt-hour batteries; previously the largest battery size was 90 kwh. The upgradewhich Tesla executives said was made possible by increasing the energy density of its battery packswill allow the...
  • Jehoram - King of Judah - "He died to no one's regret...."

    08/24/2016 8:55:12 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 4 replies
    Bible | 24 August 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Jehoram King of Judah 2 Chronicles 2:4 When Jehoram established himself firmly over his fathers kingdom, he put all his brothers to the sword along with some of the officials of Israel. 5 Jehoram was thirty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem eight years. 6 He followed the ways of the kings of Israel, as the house of Ahab had done, for he married a daughter of Ahab. He did evil in the eyes of the Lord. 7 Nevertheless, because of the covenant the Lord had made with David, the Lord was not willing to...
  • Cincinnati responds to 30 heroin overdoses in one day

    08/24/2016 8:05:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    local12.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | WKRC
    CINCINNATI (WKRC) - Cincinnati emergency crews responded to 30 heroin overdoses in the course of one day Tuesday, August 23. Officials said most of the overdoses were located in the west side of Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Police Department said in a statement Tuesday evening they were not sure of the exact cause of the increase yet. They warned anyone who may be using dangerous drugs to be aware of the increased danger. Three people overdosed in one house and one man overdosed while driving through an intersection. Another overdosed with his child in the car at a gas station. Fire...
  • As police commissioner, Theodore Roosevelt laid out his dreams for benevolent dictatorship

    08/24/2016 8:03:37 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    If this country could be ruled by a benevolent czar, we would doubtless make a good many changes for the better. - Theodore Roosevelt, 1897 In most of the puff piece biographies written about Theodore Roosevelt, one will read about the valiant days of TR as police chief, cleaning the joint up, and rooting out the bad guys. But is that really all that happened? Nothing more? Why is it that the full story is never told, rather, it has to be pieced together? During his time as a police commissioner, TR was actually quite unpopular. There were many who...
  • Connie Stevens Sixteen Reasons (1964)

    08/24/2016 8:02:13 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/24/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy.Sixteen Reasons
  • Car explodes in Charleston (West Virginia) and closes nearby Grandview Elementary

    08/24/2016 8:01:40 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | wowk
    A car exploded around 4:45 this morning in the North Charleston area. The car exploded at 850 Woodward Drive where the car is a total loss. Charleston Fire Department, Charleston Police and Kanawha County Sheriff's Department have responded to the scene and are currently investigating what happened. No injuries have been reported. **video on link**
  • Music Buffs, Axl Rose - 1983, Rapidfire newly discovered music (pre GnR)

    Axl Rose in 1983, barely out of Lafayette Jefferson High School in Indiana, was in a band called Rapidfire. This music was very recently "rediscovered". Axl doesn't have his classic sound yet, he's very young here ... I love this song, what do you think? Axl Rose, 1983, Rapidfire, Closure ...
  • Study: Ramen noodles replacing cigarettes as primary currency among U.S. prison population

    08/24/2016 6:48:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 34 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    TUCSON, - A U.S. study indicates cigarettes are being replaced as currency among state prisoners by another highly-coveted item -- instant ramen noodles. Michael Gibson-Light, a doctoral candidate in the University of Arizona School of Sociology, said ramen noodles are on the rise as a form of currency among male inmates in U.S. state prisons due to cost-cutting measures leading to a drop in food quality and quantity. Gibson-Light, who is due to present his study at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, said the rise of ramen has less to do with the popularity of tobacco...
  • The languid beauty of a 126-hour train trip [Trans-Siberian]

    08/24/2016 6:37:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    The Week ^ | August 24, 2016 | Jackie Friedman
    For about $700 you can travel more than 6,000 miles, from Moscow to Beijing, aboard the Trans-Siberian Railway, the single longest railway line in the world. Built between 1891 and 1916 to connect Asian and European cities across the great span of Russia, the Trans-Siberia Railway celebrates its centennial this year. Crossing a record seven time zones and offering up vast landscapes, the world's longest railway line has always attracted adventurers during its 100 years in service.
  • Are there any successful alternative treatments for Multiple Sclerosis?

    08/24/2016 6:34:43 AM PDT · by lysie · 45 replies
    August 24, 2016 | lysie
    I'm not one to post vanities, but I need some advice/input. Do any of you know safe/successful alternative treatments for Multiple Sclerosis? Thank you in advance.
  • Epic Gridlock Prompts Travelers To Drag Luggage Along Grand Central Parkway To LaGuardia

    08/24/2016 6:29:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    CBS News NYC ^ | August 23, 2016 | Staff
    If you thought trips to the airport were tough enough, now it seems flyers have been forced to drag their bags along the side of the road just to get in and out of LaGuardia. Was it a case of poor planning by the Port Authority? And will things gets worse as construction clogs the airport? As CBS2s Lou Young reported, building the new airport at the old airport was bound to cause problems, but no one was expecting this kind of trouble.
  • Word For The Day: ACUMINATE

    08/24/2016 6:14:56 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 14 replies
    2000 Most Challenging and Obscure Words | 8/24/16 | Norman Schur
    ; In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day". acuminate [uh KYOO muh nuht (adj)][uh KYOO muh nate (verb)]hear it pronounced adjective, verb The noun means "keen perception" or "discernment" or "shrewdness," especially in matters of business. As an adjective it means "pointed" and applies to anything that tapers to a fine point. As a transitive verb, it means "to sharpen"; as an intransitive verb "to taper" i.e. "to come to a point."So we have a word with many usages but sharpened...
  • Bobby Vinton Blue Velvet (1963)

    08/24/2016 5:58:15 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/24/2016 | Staff
    Hope you enjoy. Blue Velvet
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Curiosity at Murray Buttes on Mars

    08/24/2016 5:51:06 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 16 replies
    NASA ^ | 08/24/2016 | (see photo credits)
    Astronomy Picture of the Day Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2016 August 24 Curiosity at Murray Buttes on Mars Image Credit: NASA, JPL-Caltech, MSSS Explanation: What are these unusual lumps on Mars? As NASA's robotic Curiosity rover continues rolling across Mars, it is now approaching Murray Buttes. Several of the 15-meter high buttes are visible ahead in this horizontally compressed 360-degree across image taken inside Gale Crater earlier this month. The buttes are thought similar to Earth buttes...
  • Gay men are 2% of population but 55% of AIDS cases: CDC

    08/24/2016 5:47:35 AM PDT · by massmike · 34 replies
    lifesitenews.com ^ | 08/24/2016 | Ben Johnson
    Although homosexual men are a tiny sliver of the U.S. population, they account for the majority of all Americans living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced. Men who have sex with men (MSM) are two percent of the population but make up 55 percent of people who were HIV-positive in 2013, according to a CDC fact sheet released last Wednesday. More than nine out of 10 new HIV diagnoses (92 percent) come from young gay and bisexual MSM, ages 13 to 24. If these trends continue, one of every...
  • Why the alt-right isnt wrong (Clinton anti alt-right speech this Thurs)

    08/24/2016 4:52:35 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 74 replies
    The Spectator UK ^ | July 30, 2016 | James Delingpole
    To help you understand whats going on, Id like you to cast your minds back to the Eighties and the era of political correctness gone mad. At the time, we thought it was so loopy it would disappear up its own bottom. Instead, it continued to get worse and worse, leading to lunacies like the nursery schools in Oxfordshire teaching kids to sing about Baa Baa Rainbow Sheep, and thence to nonsense like the safe spaces promoted on university campuses for a generation of special snowflakes, as well as to vexatious campaigns like the one conducted at Oxford by anti-white...
  • Mild bump to head increases risk of psychiatric problems and early death

    08/24/2016 4:32:37 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 8/23/2016 | Sarah Knapton
    Suffering even a mild bump to the head can leave people at greater risk of psychiatric problems and early death, a study shows.Researchers at the University of Oxford and Imperial College studied more than a million people born since 1973 in Sweden and followed them to see how head injuries impacted their lives in the coming decades. They found that people suffering even a mild traumatic head injury defined as leaving them feeling dazed or confused were 60 per cent more likely to have died in the studied period than people who had no injury. They were also...
  • Svengoolie presents the original 'Star Trek' pilot "The Cage" on September 10

    08/24/2016 4:07:53 AM PDT · by iowamark · 24 replies
    METV ^ | August 23, 2016
    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek with its original pilot and first broadcast episode! The 50th anniversary of Star Trek is almost here. Well, the official date. The original series premiered on September 8, 1966. But the world has been celebrating throughout 2016 and that will continue through 2017 with the new series and upcoming cruise. As we are the home of The Original Series, which airs weekly as part of Super Sci-Fi Saturday Night, MeTV is celebrating with two special broadcasts on Saturday, September 10. First, at 9PM | 8C, we will air the first broadcast episode...
  • When you may have wandered into the wrong neck of the woods

    08/24/2016 3:21:10 AM PDT · by fella · 18 replies
    When you may have wandered into the wrong neck of the woods
  • My Public School (Mis)Education About Islam

    08/24/2016 3:11:12 AM PDT · by Benny Huang · 10 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | August 24, 2016 | Benny Huang
    Does it matter what our kids learn about Islam in public schools? Jenny McKeigue of Olmsted Falls, Ohio thinks so. This small town mother has battled her local school board for about four years to get them to remove parts of the curriculum that seem to promote Islam. In 2012, McKeigue learned that her son had been shown a video in his seventh grade social studies class that she considered to be blatant Muslim propaganda. The video, an episode of the discontinued "30 Days" reality TV series, featured a "regular American" (the host's terminology, not mine) spending thirty days immersing...
  • With Christianity in Decline, Britain Sees Rise of Humanist Pastors

    08/24/2016 2:10:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 24, 2016 | 12:08 AM EDT | Kevin McCandless
    With participation in traditional faiths at near-record lows, Britain is seeing the rise of what humanists describe as pastors for the non-religious. Last month the University of Westminster in London broke new ground by appointing its first official secular advisor for students. The move followed efforts by the British Humanist Association since 2014 to train more than 100 volunteers to go into schools, hospitals and prisons in order to provide counseling support for those who dont believe in a deity. Early this year hospitals run by Britains National Health Service in Leicester also saw their first humanist appointed to the...
  • Today's Toons 8/24/16

    08/24/2016 1:31:21 AM PDT · by pookie18 · 13 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 8/24/16 | pookie18
    Click on link
  • Family raises $15K to help dog born with backward legs

    08/23/2016 10:22:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KFOR ^ | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI | AUGUST 23, 2016
    A California family is not giving up on an adorable dog with an unusual condition. The 9-month-old golden retriever doesnt have use of her front legs. Her name is Rexi, like a T-Rex. She can stand up and use her back legs fully, and then she scoots around on her chest kind of like a snail, her owner James Cassidy told ABC News. Rexi with backward legs (Via GoFundMe) But, after several doctors visits, Cassidy and his wife, Rachel Woertink, still dont have any answers as to why the dogs legs are backwards. They all did X-rays and whatnot, and...
  • Clinton Dodges the Health Question on Kimmel

    08/23/2016 9:57:01 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 13 replies
    dilbert.com ^ | 8/23/2016 | Scott Adams
    Watch the first minute of this clip to see Hillary Clinton use the liars dodge to avoid Jimmy Kimmels direct question Are you in good health? When you ask an honest, healthy person if they are in good health, they say, Yes. They might also ask why you are inquiring. They might add some details. But they usually answer the question. Clinton never answered the question about her health. All she did was mock the Trump supporters who keep bringing it up. Clinton intentionally avoided the question while skillfully making you think she addressed it. This is similar to Donald...
  • Milkbomb's Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches Coming to Bay Area

    08/23/2016 8:33:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Spoiler: A warm sealed and glazed donut with ice cream inside will likely take over local social media feeds later this year. Milkbomb Ice Cream has an Instagram star in the making with this item, which has been made with organic ice cream flavors like horchata and ube (purple yam) tastes beloved by the multicultural Bay Area. Proprietors Jan-Michael Manuel and Marion Valenzuela told NBC Bay Area that they're currently negotiating for a lease on a permanent space in a prominent, high trafficked part of Nob Hill in San Francisco. They would like to open before the end of...
  • Attack on Wikileaks

    08/23/2016 8:23:26 PM PDT · by GATVR · 73 replies
    Twitter Wikileaks
    Wikileaks is now being attacked on Twitter by leftist groups claiming Assange outed gays for execution in Muslim countries.
  • Man Killed, Pregnant Woman Injured in Newark Shooting: Police

    08/23/2016 7:45:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    NBC New York ^ | By Michael George and Brian Thompson
    On Saturday, Mayor Ras Baraka had asked the citizens of Newark to observe 24 hours of nonviolence, but violence flared nevertheless. Six people were shot and killed in Newark in a little over 72 hours a time spanning Friday night to early Tuesday morning. In addition to the 25-year-old man shot Tuesday, three people were killed Friday night, one person Saturday night and one person Sunday night.
  • How #BlackLivesMatter Came to Define a Movement (barf alert)

    08/23/2016 7:25:21 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 24 replies
    new york times ^ | 22 Aug, 2016 | NIRAJ CHOKSHI
    It had existed as a phrase for some time, but it wasnt until two black men died in the summer of 2014 that Black Lives Matter began to flicker to life as a Twitter hashtag. The roots of the phrase are commonly traced to a July 2013 Facebook post by Alicia Garza, a California-based activist, but it appeared in the Twitter-friendly form #BlackLivesMatter only in fits and starts over the course of the following year, according to a Pew Research Center analysis on race and social media released this month. The hashtag had a small, but sustained increase in use...
  • Video Confession: UNM Official Confirms that Aborted Baby Brains Were Dissected by High School...

    08/23/2016 5:40:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    Operation Rescue ^ | August 23, 2016 | Cheryl Sullenger
    FULL TITLE: Video Confession: UNM Official Confirms that Aborted Baby Brains Were Dissected by High School Students Albuquerque, NM A new video interview has surfaced that confirms allegations made by the U.S. House Select Panel on Infant Lives, that staff from the University of New Mexico used brains of aborted babies for dissection by high school students at a summer camp. Dr. Paul Roth, chancellor of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and dean of the School of Medicine, was questioned by Marcie May after a UNM meeting where the disposition of human fetal remains was apparently...
  • Five-storey Blue Screen Of Death spotted in Thailand (awesome photo)

    08/23/2016 5:39:13 PM PDT · by dayglored · 21 replies
    The Register ^ | Aug 22, 2016 | Richard Chirgwin
    Windows crashing and producing the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) is seldom pleasant, or convenient. It's also seldom as conspicuously displayed as in the image below, which The Register found on Facebook late last week. By your correspondent's reckoning, that there is a five-storey BSOD. If you can't see the pic below, click here (it is planted in Facebook's garden, so if you'd prefer not to visit, you were warned).
  • See Dee Snider Turn 'We're Not Gonna Take It' Into Piano Ballad

    08/23/2016 5:38:21 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 29 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 8/22/2016 | Daniel Kreps
    OK, so Dee Snider is a lib, and Rolling Stone is a POS publication, but this video is an amazing piece that put a lump in my throat. In spite of the above issues, this is a good 4:26 of time spent. I do respect Libs who put their talent to work supporting real issues, as opposed to Globull Warming and the like.
  • Microsoft's HoloLens secret sauce: A 28nm customized 24-core DSP engine built by TSMC

    08/23/2016 5:26:19 PM PDT · by dayglored · 30 replies
    The Register ^ | Aug 22, 2016 | Chris Williams
    Hot Chips Microsoft today revealed a first look at the inside of its Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) chip used in its virtual reality HoloLens specs. The secretive HPU is a custom-designed TSMC-fabricated 28nm coprocessor that has 24 Tensilica DSP cores arranged in 12 clusters. It has about 65 million logic gates, 8MB of SRAM, and a layer of 1GB of low-power DDR3 RAM on top, all in a 12mm-by-12mm BGA package. We understand it can perform a trillion calculations a second. It handles all the environment sensing and other input and output necessary for the virtual-reality goggles. It aggregates data...
  • Kerry in Nigeria: 'Trouble Finding Meaning' of Life Leads 'Too Many' to Terrorism

    08/23/2016 5:10:03 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8-23-2016 | Bridget Johnson
    On a visit to Nigeria today, Secretary of State John Kerry declared there are "far too many" who join terrorist groups like Boko Haram "because they have trouble finding meaning or opportunity in their daily lives." "Because they are deeply frustrated and alienated -- and because they hope groups like Boko Haram will somehow give them a sense of identity, or purpose, or power," Kerry said after meeting with local religious leaders to discuss community building and countering violent extremism in Sokoto, Nigeria. ".... When people -- and particularly young people -- have no hope for the future and no...
  • Magnificent Creatures (Hummingbirds filmed on GoPro by my brother - short video)

    08/23/2016 4:44:33 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 60 replies
    Video Link
  • No, Starbucks isn't cheating customers by adding ice to drinks

    08/23/2016 4:38:49 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 29 replies
    MSN ^ | August 23, 2016
    It seems that Starbucks (SBUX) can put as much ice as it wants in your beverage. A judge in California dismissed a case that accused the coffee chain of under-filling its iced drinks, saying the plaintiff had "not alleged any viable claims" against the company. "If children have figured out that including ice in a cold beverage decreases the amount of liquid they will receive, the Court has no difficulty concluding that a reasonable consumer would not be deceived into thinking that when they order an iced tea, that the drink they receive will include both ice and tea and...
  • Va. geologist: Region should prep for future quakes

    08/23/2016 4:10:44 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 23, 2016 6:11 pm | Kristi King | @KingWTOP
    Damage from the 2011 earthquake in Louisa County, VirginiaDebris covers the floor of the Miller's Mart food store in Mineral, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)Earthquake damage in Sherman building, an Armed Forces Retirement Home, Washington DC, August 2011. WASHINGTON The 5.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the D.C. metro area five years ago on Tuesday took many residents by surprise, but subsequent research reveals that earthquakes of even greater magnitude have originated from Central Virginia and a newly discovered fault line could shake the region again. Within the last 10,000 years or so there have been significant earthquakes, said David Spears, the...
  • John Oliver(HBO) to Trump - Drop Out, Tell America This Campaign Was a Stunt, Become A Legend

    08/23/2016 3:37:29 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 55 replies
    RCP ^ | 8-22-2016 | Ian Schwartz
    HBO's Last Week Tonight host John Oliver pitches a new idea to Donald Trump: Avoid losing to Hillary Clinton by dropping out of the race for president now. "I know you're watching," he said. "Because you watch everything that is said about you." Youre either going to win or youre going to lose, and I think both those scenarios end pretty badly for you, Oliver told the GOP presidential nominee on his HBO series Sunday. I would like to propose to you a third option and that is, drop out. Simply drop out and tell America this entire candidacy was...