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  • Feds Launch Investigation of Tires

    05/14/2014 11:48:43 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 6 replies
    WLSAM ^ | 5-14-14 | Brian Ross
    An ABC News investigation found that a badly-flawed and archaic government recall system has permitted millions of potentially dangerous tires to remain in use, on store shelves for sale or simply unaccounted for.
  • How you can push back against Mozilla/Firefox's gay marriage thuggery

    04/07/2014 7:04:06 AM PDT · by NYer · 51 replies
    NC Register ^ | April 7, 2014 | Jimmy Akin
    Snip What You Can Do It is important that people give Mozilla pushback--and a lot of it--because the less people suffer the consequences of this kind of behavior, the more it will be invited in the future. You want Christians to experience a new and even worse persecution than what they're facing now? Do nothing. You want to fight back? Here's what you can do . . .   1) Mozilla has a web page where you can leave feedback on its Firefox browser. THAT WEB PAGE IS HERE. At the time of this writing, the feedback in the last...
  • Homeland Security Chief Swoons Over Terrorist Support Group CODE PINK – Asks For Medea Benjamin’s

    03/18/2014 6:35:30 PM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 3/18/14 | Jim Hoft
    Medea Benjamin, left sans vagina costume, leads group meeting Homeland Security Sec. Jeh Johnson, photo by Code Pink.It’s an Obama world. As the United States faces a Cold War showdown over Russia annexing Crimea and an international passenger jet having seemingly disappeared, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met with leaders of the terrorist support group Code Pink at Homeland Security headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Monday. Medea Benjamin wipes her feet on ‘Homeland Security’, photo by Code Pink.It is another feather in the cap of a group that has a history of working with terrorists and state sponsors...
  • Code Pink Co-Founder Says Egyptian Security Forces ‘Brutally Assaulted’ Her and Broke Her Arm

    03/04/2014 8:24:01 AM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 68 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Mar. 4, 2014 | Sharona Schwartz
    The co-founder of the U.S. anti-war group Code Pink says that she was detained at Cairo International Airport, placed in a jail cell and had her arm broken when she was roughed up by Egyptian security forces Monday night.
  • Mysterious markings on Japanese kamikaze flying bomb baffle museum experts

    01/02/2014 1:44:59 PM PST · by virgil283 · 65 replies
    dailymail ^ | 2 January 2014 | Hugo Gye
    "A museum is appealing for experts to help them decipher mysterious codes written on the side of a World War Two kamikaze plane....The model held by the Fleet Air Arm Museum is believed to have been captured by Allied troops in the Pacific....They were fixed to the underside of bomber planes, before being flown up to a height of 12,000ft and released. The vessels would be piloted by suicide pilots, who aimed for Allied ships and would inevitably die on impact. They could travel unaided for 21 miles, reaching a maximum speed of 475mph. Only 800 of the aircraft were...
  • WIDOW FACES EVICTION IN FLA. CITY FOR ‘LIVING OFF THE GRID’

    12/15/2013 3:57:43 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 97 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Dec. 14, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    A Fla. city is set to evict a widow for her unique lifestyle of “living off the grid.” Robin Speronis told WFTX-TV that she was given an eviction notice after the station aired a story about how she chooses to live in a home without modern amenities, such as running water and electricity. “A code enforcement officer came, knocked on the door then posts a placard that says uninhabitable property, do not enter,” Robin said. “Putting a woman who lives by herself, who is a widow, out on the street without any due process of law is unfathomable,” she added....
  • The internet mystery that has the world baffled

    11/25/2013 5:24:19 PM PST · by Chode · 119 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 25 Nov 2013 | Chris Bell
    One evening in January last year, Joel Eriksson, a 34-year-old computer analyst from Uppsala in Sweden, was trawling the web, looking for distraction, when he came across a message on an internet forum. The message was in stark white type, against a black background.
  • Hate Speech Is Code For Speech I Don’t Agree With

    11/18/2013 4:43:31 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    kirkcameron.com ^ | 11-18-13 | Bill Smith
    Hate speech is code word for speech I do not agree with; speech I want stopped. In the United States of America and any previous English colony, the term “hate speech” should be considered with grave skepticism. What brought me to write about this topic today are several items that came up via electronic media. First, was an Ann Curry accusation of hate speech leveled at Kirk Cameron. I will not address this directly because it is too predictable, but I will argue Cameron’s point of view shortly. Second, there were numerous articles citing Dan Savage making statements that tended...
  • Obama: I'd fix HealthCare.gov myself, "but I don't write code"

    11/08/2013 12:51:16 PM PST · by Zakeet · 121 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 8, 2013 | Lindsey Boerma
    President Obama wanted to go in himself and fix glitches that have plagued HealthCare.gov since its rollout last month, he told a crowd Friday at the Port of New Orleans, "but," he added, "I don't write code." The president couldn't ignore altogether lingering dissatisfaction with the botched health insurance exchanges, despite that the crux of the speech was intended to move back on the offensive with other aspects of his second-term agenda - specifically, job growth through investments in infrastructure and increasing U.S. exports.
  • Million Lines of Code Pictorial, and Obamacare Has 500 Million Lines (geek alert)

    10/29/2013 9:43:03 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 15 replies
    ex-skf.blogspot.com ^ | October 28, 2013 | Ex-skf Blogger, Information is Beautiful
    Good luck Mr. President "fixing" the mess of Obamacare code (at the very bottom in the graphic below) by December 1, 2013. Oh I forgot. He didn't know. He didn't know this either. (What DOES he know anyway?) (What did they use? Cobol? Fortran? Basic? Stacks of punch cards?) From Information Is Beautiful:
  • Obamacare Federal Exchange is open source code: get it here

    10/02/2013 4:01:45 PM PDT · by StacyinGA · 33 replies
    Federal Exchange Coders ^ | Federal Exchange Coders
    I just found out that Obamacare's Federal Exchange code is all open source and can be copied for examination and use on your own machine at GitHub System Requirements: Linux, Unix, Windows or Mac OS X Ruby RubyGems Jekyll
  • Secret Code: Music Score May Lead to Nazi Gold

    09/24/2013 10:14:49 AM PDT · by Theoria · 20 replies
    Spiegel Online ^ | 20 Sept 2013 | Björn Hengst and Benjamin Dürr
    After some initial digs, a Dutch filmmaker believes he may have found the site of buried Nazi treasure long rumored to exist. He was led to the Bavarian town of Mittenwald after cracking a code believed to be hidden in a music score. Three attempts have been made in recent weeks to find buried Nazi treasure in the Bavarian town of Mittenwald, close to the Austrian border. Even though the holes in the ground have since been filled, the traces left by drills and blue markings are still visible below a thin layer of autumn leaves. Authorities granted permission for...
  • Jail the messenger? The predicament of a military whistleblower(Code pink alert)

    03/27/2013 8:37:43 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 14 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 27 Mar 2013 | Priti Gulati Cox
    It is interesting to observe how the US government and major media are staying silent on the case of Bradley Manning, the 25-year-old private first-class in the Army who leaked a vast collection of classified documents to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks. Those of us who consider him a true American hero for what he did can finally heave a sigh of relief now that the word "accused" need no longer be affixed to his whistleblower status. On February 28, before a military judge, Manning acknowledged responsibility for releasing the information and pleaded guilty to 10 of the 22 charges facing...
  • Tax code’s progressivity under scrutiny

    03/17/2013 4:54:05 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/17/13 | Bernie Becker
    Democrats and Republicans are debating whether an overhauled tax code should be as progressive as the current one, after the latest House GOP budget set up an aggressive framework for tax reform. Top Democrats are pushing to maintain the current progressivity in the code, after the party scored its long sought-after tax rate increase in the fiscal cliff deal. But with the top individual tax rate now 39.6 percent, some Republicans aren’t nearly as concerned about progressivity as they look to lower tax rates and eliminate tax preferences. “If this was easy, we’d have it done already,” said Rep. Pat...
  • Portland terrorism arrest: Emails show connection between Portland city worker and Pakistan bomber..

    03/06/2013 2:54:08 AM PST · by Cindy · 3 replies
    OREGON LIVE.com ^ | March 05, 2013 at 9:05 PM, updated March 05, 2013 at 9:06 PM | By Helen Jung, The Oregonian
    "Portland terrorism arrest: Emails show connection between Portland city worker and Pakistan suicide attacker, feds say" SNIPPET: "At the beginning of 2006, Reaz Qadir Khan received an email from a man he knew, goading him about Khan's past devotion to seek martyrdom for Allah, authorities said."
  • Bahahahaha Code Pink Interrupts Brennans Hearing

    02/07/2013 12:00:15 PM PST · by ConservativeMan55 · 21 replies
    They're having to completely clear the Chamber. Priceless lol!!!!!
  • This is a test... (challenge)

    02/01/2013 1:34:53 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 46 replies
    My head. | Feb. 1st 2013 | Mad Dawgg
    This is a test... OK it is a challenge. I know there are multitudes of smart people who lurk and post here on FR. Well I've been dabbling in Ciphers and Codes. Why? Because a number of years back someone gave me the Cryptonomicon as a gift. It is a novel by Neal Stephenson. The story is hilarious yet based on actual historic fact. Places like Bletchley Park and people like Alan Turing loom large in the novel. If you are not familiar with the name or place it was where England broke the Enigma Code of the Germans in...
  • Brooklyn Resident from Albania Sentenced to 15 Years'...

    01/08/2013 5:04:21 PM PST · by Cindy · 11 replies
    FBI.gov - New York - Press Release ^ | January 8, 2013 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Brooklyn Resident from Albania Sentenced to 15 YearsÂ’ Imprisonment for Attempting to Support Terrorism U.S. AttorneyÂ’s Office January 08, 2013 Eastern District of New York Earlier today, at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York in Brooklyn, New York, Agron Hasbajrami, an Albanian citizen and Brooklyn resident, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for attempting to provide material support to terrorists. Hasbajrami will be removed from the United States at the conclusion of his sentence. The sentence was announced by Loretta E. Lynch, United States Attorney for...
  • GCHQ dismisses claims D-Day pigeon riddle has been cracked [UK]

    12/26/2012 10:44:36 AM PST · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    Telegraph [UK] ^ | 11:07AM GMT 26 Dec 2012 | By Steven Swinford
    The intelligence agency GCHQ has dismissed claims that a coded message from the Second World War found tied to the remains of a pigeon in a chimney has been cracked. A team of Canadian researchers claimed earlier this month that the code contained details of German tank movements which had been sent by a British soldier. However, Michael Smith, a trustee of Bletchley Park, said the claims were "nonsense". He said the Canadian academics had used a World War 1 code from the First World War as the basis of their research. He said: "The idea that a World War...
  • Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges

    12/11/2012 6:39:50 PM PST · by Cindy · 10 replies
    NOTE The following text is a quote: Alabama Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges U.S. Attorney’s Office December 11, 2012 Southern District of Alabama MOBILE, AL—U.S. Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama and Stephen E. Richardson, Special Agent in Charge of the Mobile Division of the FBI, announced that Mohammad Abdul Rahman Abukhdair, 25, and Randy Wilson, also known as Rasheed Wilson, 25, both U.S. citizens living in Mobile, were arrested today on terrorism charges filed in the Southern District of Alabama. A criminal complaint signed on December 10, 2012, charges Abukhdair and Wilson with conspiring to...
  • Plot to attack Federal Reserve in NYC: Suspect thought he had 1,000-pound bomb, authorities say

    10/17/2012 7:04:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 51 replies
    nbc ^ | 10/17/12 | Jonathan Dienst and Shimon Prokupecz, NBCNewYork.com
    Updated at 8 p.m. ET: NEW YORK - A suspected terrorist parked a van packed with what he thought was a 1,000-pound bomb next to the Federal Reserve building in Lower Manhattan and tried to detonate it Wednesday morning before he was arrested in a terror sting operation, authorities said. The suspect, 21-year-old Quazi Mohammad Rezwanul Ahsan Nafis, is a Bangladeshi national who came to the U.S. on a student visa in January for the specific purpose of launching a terror attack here, authorities said. He allegedly told an undercover agent last month that he hoped the attack would disrupt...
  • Muslim says Quran justified attack in N.C

    03/25/2006 10:21:23 PM PST · by Lorianne · 86 replies · 1,979+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | March 22, 2006
    RALEIGH, N.C. -- The man who hit nine people with a sport utility vehicle on the University of North Carolina's Chapel Hill campus wrote a letter to a television reporter saying he read the Quran's 114 chapters 15 times and found that the Muslim holy book justified the attack. ''I did not act out of hatred for Americans, but out of love for Allah instead,'' Mohammed Taheri-azar, 22, wrote in a letter to Amber Rupinta dated March 10 posted on WTVD's Web site. Police say that just before lunchtime March 3, Taheri-azar drove a rented 2006 Jeep Cherokee through the...
  • Code enforcement officer fired after entering woman's bedroom

    07/10/2012 10:44:31 AM PDT · by rawhide · 58 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 7-10-12 | Christopher Seward
    What would you do if you found a burly county agent in your bedroom, demanding that you cut your grass? Erica Masters of Martinez in Columbia County,near Augusta,captured such an encounter recently on her home surveillance camera when code compliance officer Jimmy Vowell entered her bedroom to demand she come out to sign a summons. "He let himself in and actually came through the house and into my bedroom and yelled at me to wake me up to let me know that I needed to come back outside and sign the violation notice," Masters told WJBF-TV News Channel 6 station...
  • Hopi Code Talkers Honored at Arizona Memorial

    04/29/2012 10:45:00 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Daily Camera ^ | 04/28/2012 | Vida Volkert
    It was Sept. 17, 1944. Eight young Hopi men thought about their families and peaceful villages in the high desert of Arizona -- thousands of miles away -- and prayed for a last time before they boarded ships and joined their units with the U.S. Army's 223rd Infantry Regiment, 81st Infantry Division, on the shores of Angaur Island, Palau. The mission was to take over the island and provide the U.S. military with a strategic location in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. But the Japanese intelligence had been so good at breaking military codes that the mission depended...
  • Trayvon Martin, my son, and the Black Male Code

    03/24/2012 10:56:25 AM PDT · by Baynative · 208 replies · 4+ views
    Google News A/P ^ | 3/24/12 | JESSE WASHINGTON
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — I thought my son would be much older before I had to tell him about the Black Male Code. He's only 12, still sleeping with stuffed animals, still afraid of the dark. But after the Trayvon Martin tragedy, I needed to explain to my child that soon people might be afraid of him. We were in the car on the way to school when a story about Martin came on the radio. "The guy who killed him should get arrested. The dead guy was unarmed!" my son said after hearing that neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman had...
  • Open Source Code Is As Good As Proprietary, Says Coverity

    02/23/2012 10:15:01 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 34 replies
    TechWeek Europe ^ | 23 February 2012 | Eric Doyle
    Any conviction that open source software (OSS) is somehow inferior to proprietary code, or vice versa, depending on which side of the development fence you sit, is being dispelled by a report from Coverity.The company has been scanning millions of lines of open source code for its 2011 Coverity Scan Open Source Integrity Report. The results show that the free code quality is on a par with in-house-developed products.More thoroughly tested The company said that this year’s study has been massively upgraded with the introduction of the Coverity 5 development testing platform. The new analysis engine incorporates advances in static...
  • N. Korea: NK military changes communication system to avoid wiretaps

    12/24/2011 11:43:32 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies
    Donga Ilbo ^ | 12/24/11
    NK military changes communication system to avoid wiretaps DECEMBER 24, 2011 20:34 The South Korean military has obtained intelligence that top brass in North Korea are changing communication frequencies and encrypting system to avoid wiretapping. The move comes after South Korean media reported that Kim Jong Un, the successor to the late leader Kim Jong Il, gave his first order to his military just before the Dec. 19 announcement of his father`s death. A military source said Friday that the South Korean military has had trouble collecting special intelligence obtained by wiretapping North Korean telecommunications since South Korean media reported...
  • Alleged Terrorist Indicted in New York for the Murder of Five American Soldiers

    12/10/2011 4:15:21 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies
    FBI.gov - New York - Press Release ^ | December 9, 2011 | n/a
    NOTE The following text is a quote: http://www.fbi.gov/newyork/press-releases/2011/alleged-terrorist-indicted-in-new-york-for-the-murder-of-five-american-soldiers Alleged Terrorist Indicted in New York for the Murder of Five American Soldiers U.S. Attorney’s Office December 09, 2011 Eastern District of New York NEW YORK—Today, a federal grand jury in Brooklyn, N.Y., returned an indictment charging Faruq Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa, 38, aka “Faruk Khalil Muhammad ‘Isa,” “Sayfildin Tahir Sharif” and “Tahir Sharif Sayfildin,” with aiding in the murder of five American soldiers in a suicide-bomb attack in Iraq in April 2009. Specifically, he is charged with the murders of Staff Sergeant Gary L. Woods, 24, of Lebanon Junction, Ky.; Sergeant First...
  • Regulatory Budgets and Jobs Explode Under Obama

    08/20/2011 11:31:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 20, 2011 | Bob Beauprez
    One of Barack Obama's job creation programs appears to be working – the number of federal government regulators along with their budgets has exploded since 2008. Total employment at the conglomeration of federal agencies responsible for enforcing compliance with the myriad of laws now exceeds 281,000 people.  That's an increase of 13 percent during a time when 27 million Americans find themselves unemployed, under-employed, or have completely given up even trying to find work.  The budgets at these same agencies have increased 16 percent during the same period to over $54 billion.With the expanded staffs, the agencies have ramped up...
  • Zodiac Killer's Cryptic Code and Identity that Man Claims to have CRACKED

    07/23/2011 12:29:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    A cryptic code sent by the Zodiac killer on November 8, 1969 to San Francisco Chronicle has baffled authorities for decades, until now. Now a 27-year-old man is claiming he cracked this code as well as the identity of the Zodiac killer, who murdered at least seven people in the late 60s. Corey Starliper of Tewksbury, Massachusetts, was intrigued by the case after watching a 2007 movie "Zodiac" about the killings. He claims to have spent nine hours working on cracking the code. "I found it exciting, that I was actually able to get into his head when nobody had...
  • Democrats Inadvertently Demonstrate Need For Tax Code Reform

    07/13/2011 3:01:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2011 | Pete Sepp
    The looming political showdown over raising the federal debt ceiling has generated a seemingly endless stream of punditry over winners and losers, key players versus back-benchers, and on-again, off-again "grand compromises." But beneath those ever-shifting currents lie bedrock fiscal issues: how to slow the pace of federal expenditures, reestablish long-term budgetary discipline, and reform our uncompetitive tax system without heaping heavier burdens on businesses or individuals. In their quest for a staggering $2.4 trillion debt increase, President Obama and his allies on Capitol Hill have weighed in with many responses to those issues - some good, more than a few...
  • Have Democrats cracked the code for 2012?

    05/25/2011 3:57:15 AM PDT · by library user · 115 replies
    Politico ^ | May 25, 2011 | by Alexander Burns
    ~ EXCERPT ~ The battle over the federal deficit hasn’t flipped in favor of the Democrats. The GOP isn’t suddenly at grave risk of losing its House majority. But after two years of getting pummeled over spending and the size of government, Democrats now appear to have found a political weapon that’s capable of evening out the fight: Medicare. The popular entitlement program wasn’t the sole issue behind Kathy Hochul’s upset victory in a New York special election Tuesday night, but strategists in both parties say it was an important force. And for the first time since November, the idea...
  • 'The Obama code': Hidden messages in birth document? Computer experts find anomalies embedded

    05/22/2011 5:54:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 113 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/22/11 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – Recalling Dan Brown's bestselling novel "The Da Vinci Code," computer experts have discovered strange anomalies in the Obama birth record released by the White House. They include a different birth registration number that shows up in "hidden text," remnants of the short-form certificate apparently bleeding through the long-form and a "smiley face" in the registrar's stamp that does not show up on other recently issued Hawaii birth records. Curiously, in a simple process run by Optical Character Recognition software that reveals hidden text, the registration number 10611 turns up, instead of 10641, the number displayed on the...
  • The Rosslyn Code

    05/20/2011 7:48:16 AM PDT · by Palter · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | May 17 2011 | Chris Wilson
    The real mystery lurking in the chapel where Dan Brown set The Da Vinci Code. From the outside, the Rosslyn Chapel does not look like a suitable place to hide Jesus' head. It's not much bigger than a country church, standing inconspicuously on a small hill in the miniature Scottish town of Roslin, a few miles south of Edinburgh. Its Gothic pinnacles, flying buttresses, and pointed arches have been battered by 500 years of capricious weather, and for years it has been encased in an exoskeleton of scaffolding as restoration efforts plod along. Until recently, it was covered by a...
  • From the files of Terror Inc

    08/16/2004 3:02:51 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 571 replies · 7,393+ views
    theaustralian.news.com.au ^ | August 14, 2004 | Alan Cullison
    The September11 terror attacks in the US were staged to overcome disunity in al-Qa'ida, confidential computer records reveal. Alan Cullison reports on what happened after his laptop was wrecked while he was covering the combat in Afghanistan IN the autumn of 2001, I was one of scores of journalists who ventured into northern Afghanistan to write about the US-assisted war against the Taliban. After losing use of my computer in an accident, I scrawled stories by candlelight with a ballpoint pen and read dispatches to my editors at The Wall Street Journal over a satellite phone. When the Taliban's defences...
  • America's Tax System In Just 72,536 Easy Pages

    04/19/2011 6:47:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Reason ^ | 04/19/2011 | Peter Suderman
    How many pages does it take to lay out the insanely complicated rules and requirements of our tax code? According to tax publisher CCH, the total number of pages devoted to federal tax code rules, IRS rulings, and regulations has grown to 72,536:It's no wonder that even the government's own experts and officials can't figure it out. Any system of rules that requires in excess 72,000 pages to explain and understand borders on useless. At this point it might as well be Calvinball. Via Cato's Chris Edwards.
  • The 30-Cent Tax Premium

    04/18/2011 9:23:42 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 7 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4-18-11 | Art Laffer
    In a study published last week by the Laffer Center, my colleagues Wayne Winegarden, John Childs and I estimate that these costs alone are a staggering $431 billion annually. This is a cost markup of 30 cents on every dollar paid in taxes. And this is not even a complete accounting of the costs of tax complexity.
  • FBI wants public to help break murdered man's code (1999 murder)

    04/12/2011 1:02:11 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 26 replies
    Sun Herald / AP ^ | April 11, 2011 | JESSE J. HOLLAND
    WASHINGTON -- A lifelong fan of codes, Ricky McCormick wrote out two pages of letters, numbers and symbols and stuck them in his pocket. His body was found in a Missouri cornfield in the summer of 1999, those two sheets of paper still in his pants. ALPONTE GLSE - SE ERTE, one line read. Is that a coded plea for help? A reminder to pick up the laundry from the cleaners? The beginnings of a commentary on the weather in St. Louis? If you know, the FBI's top code-breaking unit wants your help in breaking McCormick's code - one that...
  • Riddle in a pocket? FBI asks public to help break a code found on murdered man in 1999

    04/05/2011 1:43:25 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 36 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 4/5/11 | JESSE J. HOLLAND , Associated Press
    A lifelong fan of codes, Ricky McCormick wrote out two pages of letters, numbers and symbols and stuck them in his pocket. His body was found in a Missouri cornfield in the summer of 1999, those two sheets of paper still in his pants. ALPONTE GLSE - SE ERTE, one line read. Is that a coded plea for help? A reminder to pick up the laundry from the cleaners? The beginnings of a commentary on the weather in St. Louis? If you know, the FBI's top code-breaking unit wants your help in breaking McCormick's code — one that has baffled...
  • Old Folks Texting Codes

    03/27/2011 5:20:52 PM PDT · by mel · 34 replies
    Facebook friend | unknown | unknown
    ATD At the Doctor's BFF: Best Friend Fell BTW: Bring the Wheelchair BYOT: Bring Your Own Teeth CMB: Covered by Medicare CUATSC: See you at the Senior Center DWI: Driving While Incontinent FWIW: Forgot Where I was FYI: Found Your Insulin GGPBL: Gotta Go, Pacemaker Battery Low HGBM: Had Good Bowel Movement GHA: Got Heartburn Again IMHO: Is My Hearing Aid On LMDO: Laughing My Dentures out LOL: Living on Lipitor OMSG: Oh My Sorry, Gas ROFL.CGU Rolling on the floor Laughing and Can't get UP SGGP: Sorry Gotta go Poop TTYL; Talk to You Louder WTP: Where's the prunces...
  • Secret of Voynich Manuscript, an Ancient Book Written in 'Alien' Code, Partly Revealed

    02/12/2011 2:01:35 PM PST · by FTJM · 64 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 2/11/11
    Part of the mystery behind an 'alien' book no one can read has at last been unraveled. Found in a chest of books outside Rome by a dealer in antique books, the Voynich manuscript is among literature's great mysteries. The book of aging parchment is written in alien characters, some resembling Latin letters, others unlike anything used in any known language, and arranged into what appear to be words and sentences -- except they don't resemble anything written or read by human beings. And for decades, the manuscript has mystified scientists. "Is it a code, a cipher of some kind?"...
  • University of Arizona experts determine age of book 'nobody can read' (Voynich manuscript)

    02/10/2011 5:02:38 PM PST · by decimon · 106 replies
    University of Arizona ^ | February 10, 2011 | Unknown
    While enthusiasts across the world pored over the Voynich manuscript, penned by an unknown author in a language no one understands, a research team at the University of Arizona solved one of its biggest mysteries: When was the book made?University of Arizona researchers have cracked one of the puzzles surrounding what has been called "the world's most mysterious manuscript" – the Voynich manuscript, a book filled with drawings and writings nobody has been able to make sense of to this day. Using radiocarbon dating, a team led by Greg Hodgins in the UA's department of physics has found the manuscript's...
  • Napolitano: Colored threats replaced by 'formal, detailed alerts' in three months

    01/27/2011 2:21:42 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 37 replies
    Napolitano: Colored threats replaced by 'formal, detailed alerts' in three months By Jordy Yager - 01/27/11 03:42 PM ET Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced on Thursday that the department is planning to phase out its color-coded threat advisory system over the next three months. In its place, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plans to issue “formal, detailed alerts” about “a specific or credible terrorist threat” to law enforcement officials, private businesses – such as shopping malls or hotels – and the American public, depending on the nature of the threat. “These alerts will include a clear statement that...
  • 'Temporary' Tax Code Puts Nation in a Lasting Bind

    12/14/2010 6:39:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/14/10 | JOHN D. MCKINNON, GARY FIELDS And LAURA SAUNDERS
    WASHINGTON—Welcome to the world of the temporary tax code. In the late 1990s, there were typically fewer than a dozen tax provisions that had just a limited lease on life and needed to be renewed every year or so. Today there are 141. Now Congress, taking up a deal worked out between the Obama administration and Republican leaders, is poised to turn the whole personal income-tax system into something of a temporary structure. The plan embraces a broad range of provisions—an extension of Bush-era rates, a new estate-tax formula—but for only two years. A payroll-tax cut in the bill is...
  • Da Vinci Code? Tiny Numbers and Letters Found in Mona Lisa Painting

    12/13/2010 1:37:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies · 2+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 12/13/10 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    It appears Mona Lisa, who has been captivating people for centuries, just got much more interesting. Art detectives have discovered that one of the world’s most famous paintings contains small letters and numbers put there intentionally by Leonardo Da Vinci: Hidden in the dark paint of her pupils are tiny letters and numbers, placed there by the artist Leonardo da Vinci and revealed only now thanks to high-­magnification techniques. Experts say the barely distinguishable letters and numbers represent something of a real-life Da Vinci code. The revelation could have come straight from the pages of Dan Brown’s best-seller The Da...
  • “Your son deserved to die in Iraq if he was stupid enough to go over there.”

    08/21/2010 1:43:02 PM PDT · by 4buttons · 54 replies
    NRO ^ | 21 Aug, '10 | Andy McCarthy
    That was the despicable message Gold Star mom Debbie Lee got from Jodie Evans and her Code Pink organization regarding her son, Marc Alan Lee of the United States Navy, who was killed in action in 2006. She tells her heartbreaking story at Big Peace. Evans, a major Obama ally and fundraiser, is about to hold a fundraiser for California Democrat and gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown. In her spare time, she raises money for terrorists and other America-haters – with impunity. This includes helping launch the “peace flotillas” against Israel in order to help the Hamas terrorist organization, a project...
  • Car bomb explodes in Derry [Ireland, outside a police station]

    08/03/2010 2:50:11 AM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 18+ views
    IRISH TIMES.com- Breaking News ^ | Last Updated: Tuesday, August 3, 2010, 07:10 | n/a
    "Car bomb explodes in Derry" IRISH TIMES REPORTERS SNIPPET: "A car bomb has exploded outside a police station in the North. The blast occurred at about 3.20am in a taxi which had been parked outside Strand Road police station in Derry. Damage was caused to the station and the perimeter wall but no one was injured in the incident. The explosion follows a telephone warning that a device had been planted in front of the station. According to the PSNI, a taxi driver was approached by two men on Cook Street at about 3am, one of whom had a gun....
  • US Cyber Command's code has been cracked

    07/11/2010 2:05:23 AM PDT · by tlb · 18 replies · 1+ views
    IT Wire ^ | , 09 July 2010 | David Heath
    For those unfamiliar, a 'hash' is a computed summary of a longer piece of text. For instance, this entire article could be hashed to a simple 32-byte hash which can be used to guarantee that the text is unchanged as modifying a single character in the text would yield a totally different hash. The article from The Age infers the solution, without actually revealing it, noting that it is connected with the organisation's mission statement: "USCYBERCOM plans, coordinates, integrates, synchronizes and conducts activities to: direct the operations and defense of specified Department of Defense information networks and; prepare to, and...
  • US officials: Al-Qaida operative tied to NY plot

    07/01/2010 3:50:41 AM PDT · by Cindy · 57 replies · 1+ views
    (AP) via KSRO.com ^ | June 30, 2010, 4:48 pm | Adam Goldman and Matt Apuzzo
    SNIPPET: "U.S. counterterrorism officials have linked one of the nation's most wanted terrorists to last year's thwarted plot to bomb the New York City subway system, authorities said Wednesday. Current and former counterterrorism officials said top al-Qaida operative Adnan Shukrijumah met with one of the would-be suicide bombers in a plot that Attorney General Eric Holder called one of the most dangerous since the 9/11 terror attacks."
  • Last Lakota code talker Clarence Wolf Guts dies at 86

    06/22/2010 4:00:07 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 14 replies
    Rapid City Journal ^ | 6-21-10 | Holly Meyer
    When the towers of the World Trade Center fell on Sept. 11, 2001, Clarence Wolf Guts asked his son to call the U.S. Department of Defense to see if the country needed his code talking abilities to find Osama Bin Laden. Wolf Guts was in his late 70s at the time, so his son, Don Doyle, did not make the call, but said the request personified his father's love of country.