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  • ...Japan fires world's most powerful laser to produce... 1,000 times the planet's power consumption

    07/29/2015 5:26:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | By Ellie Zolfagharifard
    Japan claims to have fired the most powerful laser ever created. Researchers in Osaka were able to produce a 2-petawatt laser beam using a device known as the Laser for Fast Ignition Experiment (LFEX). The power of the 'Death Star'-like beam is equivalent to 1,000 times the world's total electricity consumption, the scientists claim. While it produced a huge amount of power, the energy required for the beam itself is equivalent to that needed to power a microwave for two seconds. The team were able to produce such a high output from low energy by only firing the laser beam...
  • Gallup: Liberals More Likely to Drink Than Conservatives

    07/29/2015 5:18:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2015 | 5:18 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    According to a Gallup survey conducted this month, American liberals are more likely to drink than American conservatives. From July 8-12, Gallup asked 1,009 adults in the United States: “Do you have occasion to use alcoholic beverages such as liquor, wine, or beer, or are you a total abstainer?” The results, which had a margin of error of ± 4 percentage points, showed a number of trends. Only 61 percent of self-identified conservatives said, yes, they do have occasion to use alcoholic beverages. However, 65 percent of moderates said yes, and 69 percent of liberals said yes. …
  • Author Ronald Kessler On Bill Clinton: ‘He Has A Blonde, Busty Mistress’

    07/29/2015 4:50:50 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 51 replies
    CBS Philadelphia ^ | 7/29/2015 | Chris Stigall
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Author Ronald Kessler defends secret service agents and makes some sensational claims about former Presidents in his new book, The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents. Kessler told Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that the recent struggles of the agency detailed in the media is more the fault of management culture than individual agents. “The culture that has led to this corner-cutting, it’s a culture within the management, not among the agents. Agents…are patriots. They sign up to take a bullet for the President. The management has the...
  • Micron3DP Unveils Breakthrough Glass 3D Printing Technique

    07/29/2015 4:50:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    3D Print ^ | June 22, 2015 | Brian Krassenstein
    Over the last couple of years we have seen 3D printing progress at an incredibly rapid rate. One of the areas which excites us the most is the 3D printing materialÂ’s space where new materials are being utilized as a print medium nearly every week. What started out as ABS and PLA, a few different types of metal powders, and ordinary photosensitive resin, has quickly grown to include hundreds of new, interesting, innovative materials. From wood and metal composites, gl8to clay, food, and everything in between, new materials are what will drive 3D printing towards mainstream adoption. When printing with...
  • Gay dads who shot to fame after posting photos with their children announce they're splitting up

    07/29/2015 4:44:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 32 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 29 July 2015 | VALERIE SIEBERT and CHARLIE LANKSTON
    Two fathers who were made famous when an Instagram image of them doing their daughters' hair in the morning went viral have broken up. Kordale Lewis, 26, and Caleb Anthony, 27, from Atlanta, Georgia, became overnight sensations with the photo in January 2014 and have since starred in a powerful ad campaign for Nikon promoting acceptance. But fans of the couple were blindsided when Caleb - who had previously gone by the spelling Kaleb - made a series of posts on Instagram, which have since been removed, including a long letter explaining that he was leaving Kordale, breaking off their...
  • Jon Stewart Reduced to Stenographer After White House Meetings Revealed

    07/29/2015 4:34:34 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Joe Concha
    For Jon Stewart, this certainly isn’t the high note he wanted to go out on. The guy who prides himself on speaking truth to power, as the anti-establishment, take-to-both-sides-hero for millennials everywhere… reduced to a stenographer for a sitting president so thin-skinned about any and all criticism that he needs to dictate his own comedy. As originally reported in Politico by Darren Samuelson, the outgoing Daily Show host met with President Barack Obama twice in the past four years but failed to let anyone know about it. It was only then that Stewart — who loves to play the “I’m...
  • Trump Heard What Obama Said About Running Again, Fired Back With 3 PERFECT Sentences

    07/29/2015 4:24:19 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 12 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 29,2015 | Randy DeSoto
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump begs to differ with President Barack Obama’s assessment that if he ran for a third term, he could win it.
  • Rick Perry Challenges Donald Trump to a Pullup Contest (Video)

    07/29/2015 4:05:29 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 31 replies
    abc news ^ | 7-29-2015 | BEN GITTLESON
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry challenged Donald Trump to a pullup contest today in response to the billionaire’s charge that Perry wasn’t smart enough to join the presidential debate —- or as a reporter put it to Perry, not tough enough. "Let's get a pullup bar out there and see who can do the most pullups,” Perry told a reporter, who told him that Trump “questioned your energy, toughness and quote-unquote, ‘brain power’ that it might require to run a successful campaign.”
  • Will the Internet listen to your private conversations?

    07/29/2015 3:46:21 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 7-29-2015 | Michael Liedtke, AP
    Like a lot of teenagers, Aanya Nigam reflexively shares her whereabouts, activities and thoughts on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks without a qualm. But Aanya's care-free attitude dissolved into paranoia a few months ago shortly after her mother bought Amazon's Echo, a digital assistant that can be set up in a home or office to listen for various requests, such as for a song, a sports score, the weather, or even a book to be read aloud. After using the Internet-connected device for two months, Aanya, 16, started to worry that the Echo was eavesdropping on conversations in her...
  • General Martin Dempsey Contradicts Obama Claim We Must Accept Iran Deal Or Go To War

    07/29/2015 3:44:27 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 10 replies
    GREAT questioning by Sen. Joni Ernst. She asks Gen. Martin Dempsey if he has advised the President that the choice is either to take the deal with Iran or go to war. Ernst pointed out that Obama has repeatedly said that’s the only two options. Dempsey said flatly that he has NOT given Obama that advice. Not only that, Dempsey went on to say there are a “range of options,” totally opposite what Obama contends.LINK to VIDEO
  • Planned Parenthood Caught Selling Aborted Babies Did Abortion on Raped Teen, Returned Her to Rapist

    07/29/2015 3:23:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Steven Ertelt Jul 29, 2015
    A Denver, Colorado-based Planned Parenthood faces a legal challenge in Colorado after Cary Smith, of Federal Heights, discovered that clinic staff failed to inquire or report about suspected sexual abuse of her thirteen-year-old daughter after giving her an abortion. This is the same Planned Parenthood abortion business that was caught on an undercover video earlier this week dissecting aborted babies to sell their body parts for research. Today, Alliance Defending Freedom filed a complaint Wednesday with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies on behalf of Colorado Family Action against a Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood abortionist and another employee. According to...
  • Former Carter Staffer Wants to Kill All Republicans and Conservatives

    07/29/2015 3:04:27 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 45 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 07/29/2015 | Christopher Cook
    From Progressives Today: “Republicans and conservatives are the enemy. They are expendable. They will be targets in the Revolution when it comes” writes Roland Windsor Vincent, in a recent post on his blog, Army Of The Revolution. The entry, entitled “Protect Animals And The Environment. Shoot Republicans“, centers around animal rights and how “active Republican and conservatives voters are enabling the Animal Holocaust” and “If we were to start shooting Republicans, we would likely not harm a single friend of animals or the environment.” You hear about something like this and you want to think of it as an anomaly....
  • Nursing Home Placement for Mother with Advanced Alzheimer's Disease to take place within 7 - 10 days

    07/29/2015 3:04:22 PM PDT · by hondact200 · 15 replies
    July 29, 2015 | hondact200
    Today, I was informed by the nursing home that it is in the process of moving 2 current residents from Alzheimer's Unit to the general floor, and there will be an opening within the next 7 - 10 days. Started the process for nursing home placement for my mother with now advanced Alzheimer's Disease in December 2014. Anticipated August 7, 2015 admission date.
  • Trump, Palin Ticket Could Be A GOP Trailblazer

    07/29/2015 2:55:36 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 42 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Melanie Hatley
    Donald Trump and Sarah Palin could be star-studded bedfellows for the GOP after expressing their mutual admiration in recent weeks. Palin was first out of the gate earlier this month when she jumped to the defense of Trump in the aftermath of the flap that saw him question her former running mate, Arizona Sen. John McCain, and his status as a war hero. "Both men have more in common than today's media hype would have you believe. Both blazed trails in their careers and love our great nation," Palin said. "Trump is a hero in another arena." She added, "Trump...
  • 11 Komen for the Cure Affiliates Give Planned Parenthood Hundreds of Thousands in Donations

    07/29/2015 2:48:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    As the scandal over Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of unborn babies escalates, pro-life advocates are increasingly turning their focus onto companies and organizations that fund the abortion giant. Years ago, the breast cancer charity Komen for the Cure, after several years of protests and opposition from pro-life groups, finally announced that it would no longer fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Planned Parenthood, in turn, used its supporters in Hollywood and the mainstream media to so thoroughly castigate and trash Komen that it was bullied into resuming funding. SIGN THE PETITION! Congress Must De-Fund Planned Parenthood Immediately Now,...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    07/29/2015 2:39:42 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 19 replies
    I've had several requests to do a thread on bread baking. I've hesitated, because it's been quite a while since I baked bread; I'm by no means expert at it; and I don't like to post recipes that I haven't tried and proven recently. But, due to popular demand, here we go! My first experience with baking bread was back in the 1970s when so many of us young folks were bitten by the 'back-to-nature' bug. I was also experimenting with various levels of vegetarianism, and was very interested in cooking with whole grains. The first bread I made was...
  • John Kerry`s daughter married to an iranian

    07/29/2015 2:37:31 PM PDT · by Einherjar · 39 replies
    jews news ^ | march 30 2015 | unknown
    in a greeting to the Iranian people on the occasion of the traditional New Year (Nowruz) holiday last week, Secretary of State John Kerry exposed a secret that journalists and academics have been agonizing over for the past six weeks: the fact that his daughter has married an Iranian-American who has extensive family ties to Iran.
  • Windows 10 quickie upgrade info (vanity)

    07/29/2015 2:00:38 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 49 replies
    self | me
    You don't have to wait for your win 10 "reservation", you can upgrade whenever you want by running this: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Choose "upgrade this computer". This requires the latest version of 8.1 (or 7). You won't need to input a key. The download is about 5 gigabytes. This will keep all your programs installed and keep all your personal files. (you can do a fresh install after the upgrade if you want) You can choose either express or custom install, I chose custom install and unchecked about 12 scary sounding privacy settings. Overall my experience was painless and successful. I did...
  • OB-GYN on Planned Parenthood Videos: As They Violate Medical Ethics, We Can Overcome Evil with Good

    07/29/2015 1:56:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    bound4life.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Dr. Brent Boles
    Recent weeks have seen the revelation of deeply disturbing practices at Planned Parenthood, the world’s largest corporate abortion provider. As a practicing OB-GYN in Tennessee, these videos horrify me too — especially the latest one released yesterday. Yet I am not shocked. Women have shared with me how Planned Parenthood violated them, and the pain of losing their babies. For years now, I have volunteered to advance the pro-life cause – because anything else would contradict my Christian faith and the medical ethics I swear to uphold. Groups such as Live Action, Americans United for Life and Bound4LIFE have documented...
  • Salt water for lamp designed to serve people without electricity

    07/29/2015 1:49:02 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    phys.org ^ | 07-27-2015 | by Nancy Owano
    A startup team calls their work a product. They also call it a social movement. Many people in the over-7,000 islands in the Philippines lack access to electricity .The startup would like to make a difference. Their main ingredient is salt. Their product is a lamp that takes two tablespoons of salt and a glass of water in order to work. This is from the Sustainable Alternative Lighting, or SALt Corp. This is a startup focused on delivering a cost effective, environmentally safe lamp that runs on salt water. Their lamp could be an alternative to kerosene/battery powered lamps and...
  • Planned Parenthood Gets Body Parts by Shooting Babies Through the Heart With Poison to Kill Them

    07/29/2015 1:48:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    life news ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    By now millions of Americans have seen the expose videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors facilitating and arranging for the ale of aborted baby body parts. The shocking undercover footage has resulted in efforts to de-fund Planned Parenthood and multiple state investigations. But how does the abortion business obtain the body parts of aborted babies to sell to biotech firms who eventually sell them to research firms and universities? It turns out that Planned Parenthood shoots unborn babies with through the heart with poison to kill them — preserving their bodies enough to use the body for research down the road....
  • Stumping out the Latest allegations made against Donald Trump.... (hilarious and awesome!)

    07/29/2015 1:29:56 PM PDT · by Marie · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | The Viewers View
    (VIDEO AT THE LINK) These ladies are hilarious and better educated than the GOPe and the MSM! Check them out and subscribe! lol!
  • Why is a university cop making traffic stops? (vanity)

    07/29/2015 1:04:14 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 46 replies
    July 29, 2015 | me
    Regarding the recent shooting of a motorist by a University of Cincinnati police officer...I know it's a minor point, but why in the world is a university police officer making a traffic stop for a licence plate violation?
  • No One Really Needs an Apple Watch Today

    07/29/2015 12:38:05 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 16 replies
    The Mac Observer ^ | July 28, 2015 22:10 GMT | Bob LeVitus
    I’ve put off writing about the Apple Watch until today because, quite frankly, I didn’t know what I wanted to say. But last night it came to me… The Apple Watch is the coolest gadget in the world that you don’t need (and I say that with all due respect). I’ll spare you the product details (visit www.apple.com/watch) so I can spend the rest of our brief time together explaining why I love Apple Watch, but don’t think you (or anyone) really needs one (at least not yet). First, some background: I have collected and worn reasonably priced wristwatches for...
  • What Do We Really Know About Trump's Plan for America?

    07/29/2015 12:33:35 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 34 replies
    http://www.barbwire.com ^ | 7/672015 | Doug Johnson
    The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in today’s news with good ol’ fashioned horse sense. Here’s the Nonsense: Donald Trump is too outspoken, flamboyant, irreverent, and has hair ​that ​I hate ​for me ​to consider​ him a serious candidate for president. We need to force him out of the race immediately. Here’s the Horse Sense: Trump may be all of those things, but speaking your mind has historically been something Americans take pride in. We need to know more about his plans for America before we make a decision about him. And as for his hair, if you judge...
  • Cecil the Lion protest planned at MN hunter's dental office (Audio)

    07/29/2015 12:28:18 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 30 replies
    MPR News ^ | 7-29-2015 | Jon Collins
    A protest is planned for Wednesday afternoon at the Bloomington dental practice run by a man who hunted and killed a lion in Zimbabwe earlier this month. Dr. Walter James Palmer, 55, is also facing calls that he be held accountable for poaching. Palmer of Eden Prairie was identified on Tuesday as the hunter who killed Cecil the lion, a popular attraction and research subject at Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park. Zimbabwean authorities said the lion was lured out of the protection park and shot with a bow and arrow around July 1. The hunters found the wounded animal 40 hours...
  • How the Media,Democrats and the GOP Miscalculated Donald Trump

    07/29/2015 12:19:46 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 19 replies
    http://www.godfatherpolitics.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Gary Demar
    When Donald Trump first opened his mouth, the liberal media, Democrats, and the GOP establishment believed that attacking him would be a slam dunk. In fact, they believed they didn’t need to attack him. His own words would send him to the political backwater. Boy, were they wrong. “A new Monmouth University poll shows Donald Trump crushing fellow Republicans in New Hampshire, where he has double the support of the next closest candidate, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, among voters likely to participate in the Granite State primary. Trump’s 24 percent support bests Bush’s 12 percent in the poll, conducted...
  • 81-year-old Connecticut man accused of performing sex act with shrubbery

    07/29/2015 12:12:07 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 95 replies
    wkbn.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | AP
    An 81-year-old Stratford man has been charged with public indecency, accused of performing a sex act with some shrubbery. Police tell the Connecticut Post they arrested Wallace Berg Monday after a neighbor showed them a video he took of a naked Berg in the bushes outside Berg’s home. Police say the neighbor told them he confronted Berg who then stopped the indecent behavior, covered himself with a grill cover, apologized and went into his house. Berg was charged with public indecency and second-degree breach of peace. He was released after posting a $10,000 bond and is due in Superior Court...
  • Embracing Trump as a Candidate Critical for GOP to Win

    07/29/2015 12:10:00 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 3 replies
    http://www.barbwire.com ^ | 7/27/2015 | Doug Johnson
    The Horse Sense Blog compares the nonsense in todayÂ’s news with good olÂ’ fashioned horse sense. HereÂ’s the Nonsense: The GOP can stop Trump if they just continue to point out that his followers are foolish clowns and heÂ’s a sideshow, not a serious Republican candidate. HereÂ’s the Horse Sense: The only way to keep Trump from both the nomination and a third party run is to accept him as a candidate and beat him on the field of ideas. First they didnÂ’t think heÂ’d run. Then he announced he was running. Then they said heÂ’d never file the required...
  • Politically Correct Babel on the Thames

    07/29/2015 12:00:39 PM PDT · by wtd · 6 replies
    Gates of Vienna ^ | July 29, 2015 | Julius O’Malley
    Politically Correct Babel on the ThamesOn July 20th 2015 a new mandatory requirement for employment by the London Metropolitan Police was introduced: applicants must be fluent in a second language other than English. That police force, ‘The Met’, is understandably the UK’s largest.
  • What Are These Strange Scarlet Streaks Spotted on Tethys?

    07/29/2015 11:40:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Jason Major
    They stretch for long distances across the moon’s surface following the rugged terrain, continuing unbroken over hills and down into craters… and their cause isn’t yet known. According to a NASA news release, “The origin of the features and their reddish color is currently a mystery to Cassini scientists. Possibilities being studied include ideas that the reddish material is exposed ice with chemical impurities, or the result of outgassing from inside Tethys. The streaks could also be associated with features like fractures that are below the resolution of the available images.” The images were taken by Cassini during a flyby...
  • Debris in Indian Ocean Examined for Connection to Flight 370

    07/29/2015 11:27:24 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    ktla ^ | CNN wire
    Apparent airplane debris found off the coast of Reunion island, a French department in the western Indian Ocean, is being examined to see if it is connected to the 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a member of the French Air Force in Reunion said Wednesday. The debris was found off the coast of St. Andre, a community on the island, according to Adjutant Christian Retournat. “It is way too soon to say whether or not it is MH370. We just found the debris this morning,” Retournat said. He said the debris — what appears to be a wing...
  • FOMC Meeting Live Thread

    07/29/2015 10:56:14 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    Post your FOMC comments here...
  • Recommendation for Travel health Insurance for 3 weeks in Canada

    07/29/2015 10:55:19 AM PDT · by TNoldman · 17 replies
    7-29-2015 | TNoldman
    My Wife and I will be Traveling via RV to Montreal and Quebec for about 3 weeks. We both have Medicare/Gap coverage in the USA and live in Indiana. We are looking for recommendations for short term medical coverage. We have looked at SafeVisit for Canadian Visitor Insurance at a cost of $250.to cover both of us for $10000. (each) for 23 days. Comments and recommendations are welcome.
  • JFK had a good idea

    07/29/2015 10:48:45 AM PDT · by knarf · 14 replies
    I remember this and maybe it should be resurrected
  • No, German Scientists Have Not Confirmed the “Impossible” EMDrive

    07/29/2015 10:27:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    io9.com ^ | 7/28/15 10:40am | George Dvorsky
    Two German researchers claim they have produced measurable amounts of thrust using a copy of NASA’s controversial EMDrive. It’s a result that has many people talking, but don’t plan your trip to the to the Alpha Centauri system just yet—the experts we spoke with are all highly skeptical of the study and its findings. As reported in Hacked, the details of the new study are being presented this week by Martin Tajmar, a professor and chair for Space Systems at the Dresden University of Technology, and co-author G. Fiedler, at the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics’ Propulsion and Energy...
  • HORRIFYING: A British Man Was Caught Trying To Smuggle Roasted Baby Fetuses Into Thailand

    07/29/2015 10:24:00 AM PDT · by Cats Pajamas · 30 replies
    A British man of Asian origin was arrested in Thailand after police found him in possession of six human fetuses that had been roasted and covered in gold leaf in a black magic ritual, The Telegraph reports.
  • America’s Enemies Are Laughing at Us

    07/29/2015 10:14:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    Time magazine is out with a colorful and glossy “Inside the New Cuba” special edition, featuring smiling Cuban kids wearing Communist garb on the cover. Page 64 has a photo showing “Cuban fans” holding up “their national flag” at a baseball game. It turns out that the really happy Cubans are those who have been defecting from the island “paradise,” as Time magazine calls the prison camp country. Credit goes to Christine Rousselle of Townhall.com for covering these defections. They seem to be developing into a regular feature, with Rousselle providing regular updates about additional defections. So far, eight players...
  • Chris Hedges Interview - his book - The World As IT IS - American Is Done

    07/29/2015 10:05:29 AM PDT · by wenn · 19 replies
    CSPAN -= Book TV | wenn
    The election of Obama was one more triumph of illusion over substance. It was a skillful manipulation and betrayal of the public by a corporate power elite. We mistook style and ethnicity - an advertising tactic pioneered by Calvin Klein and Benetton - for progressive politics and genuine change. See Chris Hedges interview on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RokDpEtuwyM
  • A fresh Start: Microsoft's Windows 10 wins plaudits from early users

    07/29/2015 9:33:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Yahoo News via Reuters ^ | 07/29/2015 | By Lehar Maan
    Microsoft Corp's launch of its first new operating system in almost three years, designed to work across laptops, desktop and smartphones, won mostly positive reviews for its user-friendly and feature-packed interface. The launch was seen critical for the company, particularly after the poor response to Windows 8, an ambitious redesign that confused many users by ditching the start button menu and introducing a new layout. The new OS, launched on Wednesday, will be available as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. Wall Street Journal's Geoffrey Fowler said Windows 10 fixes most of...
  • Microsoft launches Windows 10 worldwide tonight with an eye on mobile market

    07/29/2015 9:28:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    MSN ^ | 07/29/2015
    Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) launched its much-awaited Windows 10 operating system at midnight on Wednesday. Windows 10, which comes almost three years after the launch of the company's last operating system, will be available in 190 countries as a free upgrade for users of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. The 'free' strategy is a calculated gamble, designed to put Windows on as many devices as possible. The company would then make up for any lost revenue by selling services such as Office over the Internet, or cloud. The new operating system is designed to work across laptops, desktop...
  • Python Over 18 Feet Long Caught in Everglades National Park

    07/29/2015 8:55:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    National Park Service officials say they captured a Burmese python over 18 feet long along a popular wildlife-watching trail in Everglades National Park. The 18-foot-3-inch python was caught July 9 along the tram road at Shark Valley in the park. The paved loop is used by cyclists and trams taking visitors on wildlife tours through the wetlands. Park officials tell WFOR-TV in Miami that a python researcher caught the female snake, which was euthanized. According to state wildlife officials, the longest python ever caught in Florida was 18 feet 8 inches long. Pythons are not native to Florida, where scientists...
  • Watch: Man Joyrides Through West Florida Jail Lawn

    07/29/2015 8:53:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 7/29/15
    A joyride lands a Florida man behind bars because the joyride... was on the lawn of the local jail. The incident happened Monday around 7 p.m. at the Hernando County Detention Center in Hernando County, located on Florida's west coast. According to a release from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, the driver, Michael Lee Roberts, drove his red SUV right up to the main entry and exit door at the detention center, parked and got out the vehicle. Deputies notified Roberts that he couldn't park his vehicle there, but he refused to move and attempted to keep walking into the...
  • Former Bodybuilder Who Blamed Quest to Bulk up for Liver Cancer Dies

    07/29/2015 8:45:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    Dean Wharmby, of Rochdale, England, was a former bodybuilder and personal trainer who worked hard to gain the ideal physique. In November, he was told he had just weeks to live after a liver cancer diagnosis in 2010. He blamed his fitness fanaticism for the diagnosis, and died on Sunday. According to news.com.au, Wharmby, 39, consumed 10,000 calories and seven to eight energy drinks per day. He also admitted to taking steroids at the beginning of his career, and ate high-calorie junk food in his body-building days. After a large tumor was found on his liver in 2010, he changed...
  • An ex-NBA player who blew nearly $100 million is turning his life around while working at Starbucks

    07/29/2015 8:41:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2015 | Cork Gaines
    Vin Baker played 14 seasons in the NBA with six different teams and made $97.4 million in his career as a basketball player. Now Baker is embarking on a new career as a Starbucks manager. Baker is working as a barista at a Starbucks in North Kingstown, Rhode Island as part of his training to become a manager, according to Kevin McNamara of the Providence Journal. Baker's road to this career was a rocky one, but he appears to have some good perspective on his struggles. He told McNamara: "I was an alcoholic, I lost a fortune. I had a...
  • The Colossal Hoax Of Organic Agriculture

    07/29/2015 8:36:45 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 19 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Henry I. Miller and Drew L. Kershen
    Organic agriculture is an unscientific, heavily subsidized marketing gimmick that misleads and rips off consumers. The federal government should stop promoting and subsidizing it. Consumers of organic foods are getting both more and less than they bargained for. On both counts, it’s not good. Many people who pay the huge premium—often more than a hundred percent–for organic foods do so because they’re afraid of pesticides. If that’s their rationale, they misunderstand the nuances of organic agriculture. Although it’s true that synthetic chemical pesticides are generally prohibited, there is a lengthy list of exceptions listed in the Organic Foods Production Act,...
  • 22 college majors with the highest starting salaries

    07/29/2015 8:33:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2015 | Jacqueline Smith
    Salary potential shouldn't be the sole thing that attracts you to a major in college — things like passion, interest, and aptitude should also be considered. But it's still nice to know which degrees pay off the fastest. (And we can't blame you for being drawn to those.) PayScale, the creator of the world's largest compensation database, recently looked at the starting pay for millions of professionals and sorted the results by college major. Here are the 22 majors with the highest starting salaries: 22. Business and Information Technology Median starting pay: $56,900 Median mid-career pay: $99,100 % change from...
  • Woman Seeks Divorce From 'Ugly' Husband

    07/29/2015 8:30:34 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Judge adjourns hearings to study case By Staff Published Wednesday, July 29, 2015
    Judge adjourns hearings to study case By StaffA Saudi woman filed for a divorce from her husband at a court in the Gulf Kingdom on the grounds he is very ugly, a newspaper reported on Wednesday. After the husband failed to turn up at two court sessions, the judge ordered police to bring him by force for a third session to hear the divorce case, Ajel Arabic language daily said in a report from the Western Red sea port of Al Qunfudhah. "The judge then listened to the couple and tried to reconcile them but the wife insisted on having...
  • New Dr. Seuss Book Hits Bookshelve

    07/29/2015 8:14:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 | Laura McVicker and Chris Chan
    A new Dr. Seuss book was released on Tuesday to excited fans, more than 20 years after the La Jolla author died. “What Pet Should I Get?” hit bookshelves nationwide, and at University of California San Diego’s Geisel Library, throngs of fans lined up to get their copy. The author’s widow discovered the manuscript for the book in 2013 when she was donating some of his drawings to the library; it’s believed to have been written sometime between 1958 and 1962. The book follows a brother and sister who visit a pet store to pick a pet, but aren’t able...
  • Police say suspect's bounced check led to a woman's fatal shooting in Hollywood

    07/29/2015 8:13:11 AM PDT · by Pelham · 10 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 25, 2015 | Richard Winton and Matt Hamilton
    Ambition brought Carrie Jean Melvin to Hollywood, where she chased a career in entertainment between waitressing and working odd jobs. On a Sunday night in early July, as Melvin, 30, walked toward a restaurant near Sunset Boulevard with her boyfriend, someone walked up behind them, aimed a shotgun at her head and pulled the trigger. The gunman fled in a black sedan, police said. Following weeks of investigative work, Los Angeles police on Friday arrested the man who they say fired the shot: Ezeoma Obioha. A onetime security guard with a fledgling clothing line and civic ties, Obioha, 31, had...