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  • Criminals Using 3D Printers To Cover Up Shipping Heists

    07/22/2016 4:36:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Benzinga ^ | July 22, 2016 | Wayne Duggan
    3D printing technology allows users to easily replicate small items like paper clips, coat hangers and broken refrigerator door handles. Unfortunately, some creative criminals have taken advantage of the declining price of 3D printers to make the lives of law enforcement officers extremely difficult. Security company G4S has discovered criminals are using 3D printers to aid in stealing shipments of goods. In as little as 10 minutes, criminals can print replacement cargo seals, decoy security devices and replica locks and keys. After breaking into cargo containers, the criminals use the 3D-printed items to help cover their tracks. For law enforcement...
  • One more day to vote! Can public schools censor online political speech?

    07/20/2016 11:52:08 AM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 7 replies
    ResistanceMedia.org ^ | June 30, 2016
    Recently, controversy has arisen over aggressive school monitoring and censorship of their students' online speech, through blogs, social networks, forums, and other means. Now until July 21, 2016, vote in the ResistanceMedia poll on this important issue!
  • Baton Rouge Killer Recorded Himself Telling Black Men in Dallas to Wake Up After Attack on Police

    07/19/2016 8:44:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 18, 2016 | M.L. Nestel
    The best friend of Gavin Long, aka Cosmo Setepenra, tells how a Marine became a sovereign citizen and, eventually, a mass murderer. Before he killed three Baton Rouge cops, Gavin Long drove to Dallas one day after a black veteran like him slaughtered five white police officers. Once there, he recorded himself preaching a message for black men: It’s time to wake up. Long visited two barbershops with a stack of self-published tomes and a camera clipped to his shirt to record his proselytizing. “I want to give you something that you can’t lose, something they can’t take from you,”...
  • Cyber center puts UA South on national level

    07/19/2016 8:44:39 AM PDT · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald | Eric Petermann
    With realistic aspirations of becoming one of just eight cyber academic centers of excellence in the nation, the University of Arizona South is aggressively developing a new program that will maximize the community’s efforts to attract new businesses to the area, the school’s dean, Dr. James Shockey said Monday. As part of that effort Jason Denno has been hired as the Director of Cyber Operations Program Development to oversee the preparation of a curriculum, meeting of certification requirements and construction of a “first-of-its-kind” virtual learning environment. Denno, 47, has worked most recently in cyber operations in the commercial sector and...
  • "Cyberbullying" restrictions -- the path to school tyranny

    07/18/2016 2:01:41 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia · 9 replies
    ResistanceMedia ^ | July 18, 2016
    "Any society that would give up essential liberty to gain a little temporary safety deserves neither and lose both." -- Benjamin Franklin (paraphrased) Schools demand control over students' social media postings in order to prevent "cyberbullying" - students bullying others online. The problem of "cyberbullying" is certainly a very real problem - and a symptom of a larger cultural collapse in public schools. However, the problem of "cyberbullying" (and other forms of bullying) was largely created by the public schools through the evolutionist curriculum (read more about evolution here) and other factors. How can we expect the same people who...
  • Fun-Hating Socialist Magazine Jacobin Says PokemonGo Must Be Destroyed

    07/16/2016 9:55:40 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Reason ^ | July 14, 2016 | Robby Soave
    Marxists of the 21st century (not an oxymoron; they exist) have identified a new threat to the glorious proletariat revolution: PokemonGo. Of course, this is par for the course. The Soviet Union banned The Lord of the Rings. Leftist hero (and murderous thug) Che Guevara worked to suppress Jazz music in communist Cuba. The People's Republic of China censored Back to the Future because the regime thought that time travel undermined law and order. And on and on. Now Marxist sympathizers at the socialist magazine Jacobin think the new Pokemon-themed iPhone app—which is currently being enjoyed by millions of people...
  • 80-year-old yeast + 3D printer = instant pizza satisfaction

    07/10/2016 1:01:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Fast Casual Magazine ^ | July 8, 2016
    Hold on to your rolling pins, pizza restaurateurs — things are about to get a little weird. That's because today the world's first 3D pizza printing company, BeeHex, Inc. announced it has teamed up with Ribalta Neopolitan Restaurant Executive Chef Pasquale Cozzolino to make a 3D printed pie. Cozzolino, who also owns the New York City and Atlanta restaurants, is the pizza pro behind the venture, in charge of devising the right dough, sauce and cheese to work in the printer. He is working with a team of people at BeeHex, including Anjan Contractor, to create the best recipes for...
  • Trump wins if she’s indicted after nomination! IS HILLARY’S ‘LUCKY STREAK’ FINALLY ABOUT TO RUN OUT?

    07/09/2016 2:07:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Island ^ | July 9, 2016 | Selvam Canagaratna
    "If experience teaches us anything at all, it teaches us this: that a good politician, under democracy, is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar." – H. L. Mencken, Prejudices: Fourth Series, 1924. Seems like the Clintons, Bill & Hillary, are armed with Teflon-coating round-the-clock. The muck their individual and combined shenanigans have produced ever since they entered the political arena way back in the late-1970’s has somehow never really stuck, at least not long enough to seriously damage the political futures of the duo. Bill has won an eight-year term in the White House, and Hillary is confidently lining...
  • Comey: Clinton gave non-cleared people access to classified information

    07/07/2016 9:51:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 7, 2016 | Nick Gass
    Hillary Clinton granted non-cleared people access to classified information, FBI Director James Comey testified Thursday. But he could not definitively confirm that those with access, in this particular instance, her attorneys, had actually read the classified material, and a spokesman for Clinton sharply contested the assertion. “Did Secretary Clinton's attorneys have the security clearances needed?” Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) asked Comey, who responded, “They did not.” Asked whether that concerned him, the FBI director said, “Oh yeah, sure.” But Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon tweeted, “To be clear, the lawyers who sorted through Clinton's emails had Top Secret-level clearance." Clinton’s...
  • Twitter posts by BLM declare race war on whites

    07/07/2016 9:32:57 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 86 replies
  • FBI just told us we’d be in bad hands with Hillary

    07/06/2016 10:00:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The New York Post ^ | July 5, 2016 | John Podhoretz
    FBI Director James Comey stood before the nation and issued a list of Hillary Clinton’s astounding wrongdoings Tuesday as regards America’s national security — and then said he was not recommending prosecution because, in essence, what Mrs. Clinton did was “extremely careless” but not criminal. As he spoke, I recalled F. Scott Fitzgerald’s peerless description in “The Great Gatsby” of a feckless wealthy couple: “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into . . . their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean...
  • Attorneys Intend to Ask for 'the Clinton Deal'

    07/06/2016 3:48:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | July 6, 2016 | Steven Nelson
    Will careless security-clearance holders get a pass? Time will tell. Attorneys for people who allegedly mishandled classified information say the outcome of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton could be good news for their clients. Though many see a double standard in FBI Director James Comey’s decision not to recommend charges against the former secretary of state who used a personal and unsecured email system for official business, others see possibilities. Mark Zaid, a defense attorney for national security whistleblowers and people accused of mishandling secrets, says he plans to ask for “the Clinton deal” in the future. And Zaid...
  • A federal court may have just added to Clinton’s email woes in a big way

    07/06/2016 3:25:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Post's The Switch ^ | July 6, 2016 | Brian Fung
    Even as the FBI said Tuesday that it would not recommend charging Hillary Clinton for putting her work email on a private server when she was secretary of state, a federal court may have just opened the door to more scrutiny of the Democratic presidential candidate. The facts of the court ruling -- in the case of another government official -- have little to do with Clinton herself. But the decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit appears to hold significant implications for the presumptive Democratic nominee as she seeks to deflect attention away from her...
  • PC Lies: Google doddle of Juno Mission Team Members vs Actual Juno Mission Team Members

    07/06/2016 11:49:38 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 12 replies
  • Theory: Under orders to let Hillary skate, Comey decided to make her guilt clear

    07/06/2016 7:26:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 48 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/06/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Subterfuge A day later, I’m still trying to make sense of why James Comey would choose to do what he did yesterday. If you just don’t want to recommend charges against Hillary, the logical move would be to say as little as possible, talk about how the case doesn’t rise to the level of prosecution, and leave the stage. By talking at length about all the evidence that clearly shows Hillary was guilty of at least gross negligence in her handling of classified information – which is absolutely a criminal violation regardless of intent – he might as well have...
  • Yesterday FBI guaranteed Obama’s 3rd Term

    07/06/2016 7:24:16 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 30 replies
    CANADA Free Press ^ | 07/06/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Now galloping full-speed toward the White House, is Barack Obama’s third term. The only way out of the hell where Alinsky Twins Barry Soetoro and Hillary Clinton have abandoned America starts with Americans breaking out of the state of denial in which they’ve been living. There was never even a sliver of a chance that the law-breaking Hillary Clinton would be indicted for her flagrant email felonies. Once Obama stepped up to openly stump for her, Hillary Clinton would never be brought to justice. That should have been everyone’s first clue.
  • Hillary Clinton Cleared by FBI

    07/06/2016 5:29:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/06/16 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Hillary still belongs in prison. If she were a Republican, she would be. The deals have been made. Bill Clinton met with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and FBI Director James Comey has been threatened with losing his job after Orlando (among other things they probably have on him), and so now the front page of every mainstream media outlet has breathed a sigh of relief, and are proclaiming that no charges will be filed against Hillary Clinton over the email case. They treat it like it is a win, when in reality, this is a huge loss for America. Comey...
  • Hillary Gets Away with Violating the Espionage Act – For Now

    07/06/2016 5:19:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/06/16 | Matthew Vadum
    The FBI declares Clinton guilty, but refuses to push for charges FBI Director James Comey said in essence yesterday that Hillary Clinton’s email adventures violated the Espionage Act but refused to recommend the former U.S. secretary of state be prosecuted for her crimes. With her hacker-friendly private email servers that appear to have been penetrated by foreign intelligence agencies, Clinton is now in the company of Aaron Burr, Bradley Manning, and Edward Snowden all of whom betrayed the public trust. The failure to hold her accountable is yet more proof that the Clintons are above the law. No matter what...
  • America is now a banana republic: FBI recommends no charges against Hillary

    07/05/2016 10:06:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 34 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/05/16 | Dan Calabrese
    There is evidence the statutes were violated, Comey says, but no one ever gets charged for that so Hillary shouldn't either She’s going to get away with it. Not because anyone thinks she didn’t do it. The FBI director knows damn well she did it. He even said in the presser that her statements about a) never sending or receiving classified e-mails; and b) turning over all her work-related e-mails were clearly not true. He absolutely lambasted her lack of care for the security of classified e-mails, even up to and including the use of non-secure devices when overseas, when...
  • You’ve Got Mail, but just try to find it!

    07/05/2016 6:21:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/05/16 | Judi McLeod
    In the powerful digital world, ‘Kill the Messenger’ has been simplified to ‘Kill the Message’. Everybody, including America’s most dangerous enemies got emails from Hillary Clinton’s unsecured, bathroom email server, but if yours are being serviced by Gmail, no one’s getting them and haven’t for some time. Google, Gmail’s owner, has been directing your emails to ‘Spam’ and ‘Promotions’ Tabs. In other words, everywhere but where you intended them to be. Worth repeating: Since at least May of 2016 Google which controls the Gmail email flow has been deliberately directing email messages into your spam tab or one of its...
  • Need advice or comments on PCKeeper - is this a scam.

    07/05/2016 4:58:51 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 28 replies
    self | self
    I am very old and very stressed - so any advice or comments are welcome.
  • How big is their printer? Chinese co. unveils a two-storey house printed by 3-D machine in one go

    07/03/2016 7:29:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | June 27, 2016 | Sophie Williams
    A company in China has unveiled a house created entirely though a 3D-printer. Experts took part in the creation of the building which was printed in one go at a construction site in the Tongzhou district of Beijing. It took just 45 days for the project to be completed. The entire large villa was printed in one go without being cut and then put together using a number of different pieces. Construction firm Beijing Huashang Tengda worked to build the 4,305 square foot home which stands at two storeys tall. The company claims that the walls are as thick as...
  • Biden defends Clinton on email use

    07/03/2016 4:57:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 3, 2016 | Nick Gass
    For Vice President Joe Biden, it is "hard to believe" that Hillary Clinton "would do anything intentionally wrong" with respect to the ongoing FBI investigation into her use of a personal email server in an official capacity as secretary of state. Biden told NPR's "Morning Edition" in an interview taped Thursday and airing Sunday that he could not comment on whether he thinks his former Senate and White House colleague did anything wrong, with the prospect of a potential indictment still looming. The vice president, who endorsed Clinton in June after President Barack Obama and will campaign with her in...
  • TRUMPF steals show with TruPrint 1000 metal 3D printer in Amsterdam

    07/02/2016 1:30:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    3Ders ^ | July 1, 2016
    There were countless of 3D printers of all shapes and sizes on display at Additive Manufacturing Europe 2016 in Amsterdam this week, but one clearly stood out from all the others: the TRUMPF TruePrint 1000 metal 3D printer. The only industrial-grade metal 3D printer on display, it’s the kind of machine that aerospace and automobile companies are using to fundamentally change engineering as we know it. The TruePrint 1000 was first announced in late 2015 and has already been shipped to a number of clients, though the model visible above is the first to arrive in the Netherlands. What’s more,...
  • Virtual Foundry’s Filamet Enables 3D Printers to Print Pure Metal on Desktop

    06/30/2016 3:26:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Azo Materials ^ | June 29, 2016
    Filamet™, the new product from The Virtual Foundry, llc in Madison, Wisconsin, lets any standard 3d printer, print pure metal right on the desktop. This Crowdfunded development will likely change the way metal is 3D Printed. "I'd like to introduce you to the people that have found the Holy Grail of 3D Printing." -Engineer introducing Bradley Woods before a presentation given in the Hubble Auditorium at Lockheed-Martin. The Virtual Foundry has combined traditional plastics, Powdered Metallurgy, Metal Injection Molding and 3D Printing in a completely new way. Filamet™ has a composition of over 88% metal, which becomes pure metal after...
  • 3D printed ion exchange membranes could improve energy, water purification, and more

    06/30/2016 2:05:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    3Ders ^ | June 2, 2016
    Penn State researchers have used a custom 3D photolithographic process similar to stereolithography to 3D print micro-patterned anion exchange membranes. The membranes, patterned for improved performance, could be used in energy, water purification, desalination, and other applications. Although they might resemble small pieces of run-of-the-mill kitchen plastic wrap, ion exchange membranes play a vital role several different practical processes. The thin, flat polymer sheets can be used in fuel cells and batteries, while food processing, heavy metals removal, and water purification can also benefit from the membranes. While these polymer membranes have traditionally been made flat and smooth, scientists have...
  • Video Editing Software

    06/30/2016 1:20:27 PM PDT · by stevio · 30 replies
    6/30/2016
    We picked up a Sony DSC RX100 and I was wondering what the techies on this board are using for video editing software. I do a solo musician thing and wanted to splice live clips together to create a montage of songs. I was thinking of the fade in, fade out thing. Also hoping for something free off the internet. Any help would be appreciated.
  • Bill Clinton’s adventures with women in airplanes continue

    06/30/2016 8:46:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/30/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Don't worry. There is nothing wrong here He came over and said hello. He talked about his grandchildren and his travels. He never brought up the Hillary investigation. Hey, everything Bill Clinton does is legal and above board. So when he just happens to show up on the tarmac where the private plane of the attorney general - who by the way is investigating his wife for possible felonies involving national security breaches - the fact that he just happened to board the plane and talk to her for more than half an hour shouldn’t raise an eyebrow for you...
  • Clinton wants to ‘staple’ green cards on STEM grads' diplomas

    06/28/2016 12:56:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Computerworld ^ | June 28, 2016 | Patrick Thibodeau
    As president, Hillary Clinton would support the automatic granting of green cards, or permanent residency, to foreign students who earn advanced STEM degrees in the U.S. Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said she wants the U.S. to "staple" green cards to the diplomas of non-citizens who earn master's or Ph.D. degrees in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering or math) "from accredited institutions."(continued)
  • Coding bootcamps: Can you believe their claims?

    06/25/2016 6:29:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | June 25, 2016 | Max Lewontin
    The bootcamps promise 12-week immersive training programs, but critics say high job placement numbers may not be credible. Will federal loans help or undermine credibility and costs? To many students and career-changers hoping to gain programming skills and break into the lucrative tech world, coding bootcamps can seem like a promising option. Since 2012, such bootcamps have offered hands-on, intensive technical training in as little as 12 weeks, boasting job placements as high as 98 or 99 percent once students complete the program. But while advocates pitch them as an alternative to a traditional degree program, critics point to their...
  • Fox News: Hillary IT crony Pagliano takes Fifth more than 125 times in Judicial Watch deposition

    06/23/2016 10:31:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/23/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Why so shy, Bryan? I guess he really needed that immunity deal. I guess there must have been some hella lawbreaking going on in HillaryWorld. How else do you explain why a guy who’s already been told by a judge that he can’t take the Fifth just because he doesn’t feel like answering questions, but can only do so to legitimately protect himself against self-incrimination, nevertheless does so 125 times in a discovery deposition? That’s what Bryan Pagliano, who set up Hillary’s schlock, homebrew e-mail server in her home in Chappaqua, New York, did in a Wednesday deposition - which...
  • This autonomous, 3D-printed bus starts giving rides in Washington, DC today

    06/21/2016 10:08:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Verge ^ | June 16, 2016 | Tamara Warren
    Local Motors, the Arizona-based automaker that crowdsources vehicle design, has introduced a 3D-printed, autonomous, electric shuttle bus that is partially recyclable called Olli. Local Motors says that it's the first vehicle to use IBM Watson’s car-focused cognitive learning platform, Watson Internet of Things (IoT) for Automotive. It’s a boxy, far-out concept that may be the first of its kind, but that’s the point for a company that isn’t focused only on making vehicles — it’s about remaking the car manufacturing business. If all goes according to plan, Olli will be giving autonomous rides at the company’s introductory event on the...
  • Netflix Kids Show Will Teach Children About Evils Of Donald Trump

    06/17/2016 11:44:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | June 17, 2016 | Todd Van Luling
    If you’ve been worried that there isn’t an easy enough way to help your kids understand the thorny issues of overt racism championed by presumptive Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Netflix — as it often does — has a show for you. The Emmy-winning Netflix original show “All Hail King Julien,” based on the popular DreamWorks movie-series “Madagascar,” debuts its third season Friday. And there’s an episode about Trump. Although the King Julien character was not originally intended to be a Trump parody in the “Madagascar” universe, the show’s creators decided the royal lemur could be a perfect teaching tool...
  • Reddit Will Adjust Algorithm To Censor Trump Supporters Following Orlando Shootings

    06/16/2016 3:28:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16, 2016 | Allum Bokhari
    Reddit has announced a change to its algorithm on /r/all, the page that is meant to rank the most popular posts trending across the site’s user-run communities. According to Reddit, the algorithm will be changed to promote more “diversity” on the subreddit. The change is an explicit response to the Islamic terrorist attacks in Orlando, Florida. In their aftermath, /r/all was dominated by posts from /r/The_Donald, the primary community for Trump supporters on the site. /r/all collects and ranks posts on Reddit according to how many “upvotes” they receive from users. A post typically requires several thousand upvotes to reach...
  • The U.S. Air Force Lost 12 Years Of Investigations Thanks To A Corrupted Computer File

    06/15/2016 2:49:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 57 replies
    Foxtrot Alpha ^ | June 14, 2016 | Andrew P Collins
    The U.S. Air Force Lost 12 Years Of Investigations Thanks To A Corrupted Computer File The U.S. Air Force Inspector General tracks all their investigations on fraud, abuse, and everything else down to office disputes in a database maintained by Lockheed Martin. Now it looks like somebody broke it, destroying data collected since 2004. Defense One and others are reporting that the USAF lost its records of 100,000 investigations in their Automated Case Tracking System due to some kind of file corruption that neither Lockheed Martin or the Air Force have been able to figure out. Apparently Lockheed Martin spent...
  • This startup may have built the world's fastest networking switch chip

    06/15/2016 1:33:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    IT News ^ | June 14, 2016 | Stephen Lawson
    Networking has undergone radical changes in the past few years, and two startup launches this week show the revolution isn’t over yet. Barefoot Networks is making what it calls a fully programmable switch platform. It came out of stealth mode on Tuesday, the same day 128 Technology emerged claiming a new approach to routing. Both say they’re rethinking principles that haven’t changed since the 1990s. Now is a good time to shake up networking, because IT itself is changing shape, says Nemertes Research analyst John Burke. “Everybody pretty much wants and needs their IT services to work continuously and scalably,”...
  • Assange: More indictment-worthy Hillary emails coming

    06/14/2016 10:52:58 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/16 | Robert Laurie
    Pentagon predicted Libya outcome - she 'overrode' them...But Loretta Lynch will probably protect her.... One of the interesting things about Julian Assange is that, love him or hate him; he’s a guy who never seems to bluff. If he says something is coming, it usually does. The world may pounce on it, or choose to ignore it, but he almost always follows through on his threats/promises. So, if you’re Hillary Clinton, his recent ITV interview must be unnerving. In it, Assange promises that Wikileaks has more of Hillary’s emails ready to go, and that the new info would add to...
  • The European Union Cookie Monster—Out to Get You!

    06/14/2016 8:55:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/16 | Dr. Klaus Kaiser
    Cookie law enforcement unit If you are wondering what this is about—I’m not sure myself! As far as I know, I don’t have a police record, but have a “KTN” ( TSA Pre✓® ) and other credentials. So, I was a bit perplexed to find my book website recently getting (on one day) two dozen-plus visits by the European Union (EU) Cookie Police, i.e. the European Commission’s “cookie law enforcement unit”. Yeah, there is such a thing. It’s in the business of making sure you or your internet service provider (ISP) comply with Brussel’s edicts about your website’s behavior, specifically...
  • Conservative Blogger Comes Out as Gay Following Orlando Shooting

    06/13/2016 10:11:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 102 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 13, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    After a gunman killed 49 people in a terrorist attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, a prominent conservative blogger came out as gay in Monday blog post. Jim Hoft is the proprietor of Gateway Pundit, a stridently conservative blog best known for its anti-Islam and pro-Israel stances and its embrace of anti-Obama conspiracy theories. Hoft has long been open about his sexuality to his friends and family, but never publicly addressed the issue. “Like most gay Americans, I don’t wear my sexuality on my sleeve…” he wrote in a blog post cross-posted to Breitbart. “I’ve been a conservative activist...
  • Mechanical Love in a Digital World: Using a German-Engineered Gaming Keyboard for Writing

    06/12/2016 2:14:30 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 52 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 6/12/2016 | PoconoPundit
    I just bought a new keyboard for my Windows computer.  I'm delighted with it enough to write a short review of it here.  And hopefully through your comments maybe we'll learn how FReepers are using keyboards. Now to begin, I should explain that I'm rather fussy about my keyboards: Consistency is Crucial -- Since I write for a living, I want to use the exact same keyboard model so my muscle memory is not surprised by a new keyboard layout.  So I settled on the Microsoft Media Pro format. And when some of the key faces get worn so I...
  • Google’s digital wall will make Hillary Clinton inevitable as next president

    06/12/2016 8:11:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/12/16 | Judi McLeod
    It's no lie that if Donald Trump wants to be elected, he must find a way to get past the Google wall No matter how hard they try to force it into reality, Google will never make ‘Crooked Hillary’ straight. As people who have tried to get items removed from the world’s largest search engine already know, high-handed Google “is forever”. Unfortunately so too are the lies that social media is helping Hillary Rodham Clinton cover. Like the president who got there before it was “my turn”, there’s nothing real about Hillary Clinton, save for her ongoing outrageous lies. Just...
  • Clinton Demands Trump Delete His Twitter Account [semi-satire]

    06/11/2016 5:33:04 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 June 2016 | John Semmens
    Democratic presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton demanded that Republican rival Donald Trump discontinue his twitter account. The demand followed Trump's tweet mocking President Obama's endorsement of Clinton's candidacy. In the tweet, Trump wrote "Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama-but nobody else does!" "Trump's tweet was disrespectful to President Obama and to me," Hillary complained. "This is further proof that he lacks the temperament to be president. Those of us with experience in government know that there are certain things you just don't say in public. One of those things is that you don't call your...
  • Laptop hijacked, need help. (Vanity)

    06/09/2016 5:44:36 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 61 replies
    my other computer | 6-9-16 | me
    I need some help from you computer gurus. Just powered up my Toshiba laptop a little while ago and began surfing. Suddenly a tone started beeping and a message filled the screen saying a malfunction had been detected and gave a toll-free number to call to get help from a technician (yeah, right). Underneath that message is a screen saying that Windows 8.1 64-bit Defender encountered an error code: 0x80016CFA. Can't close the windows, and powering down the laptop fails, it just powers back up. I sure could use some help FRiends.
  • Hillary to Bret Baier: I refused IG interview because I’d talked about it ‘in the public arena’

    06/09/2016 6:37:48 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/09/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Shameless...Do you really want four years of this? I think in describing the type of liar Hillary is, we sometimes toss around the word “shameless” just because it seems like a good all-purpose adjective - without necessarily thinking about what it means or why it applies. Here’s a perfect case in point. The shamelessness of her lying has to do with the fact that she will say things so completely absurd that anyone who thinks about it for even a second will shake their head and ask, “Did she really just say that?” But Rule 1 of lying in ClintonWorld...
  • Dear Web Designers Of major Websites; YOU SUCK!

    06/08/2016 7:51:19 PM PDT · by big bad easter bunny · 85 replies
    b.b.e.b.
    I just have to get this off my chest, websites in general have become incredibly annoying! Videos play that I don't want to watch, I start reading something and a pop comes up asking me sign up for an email I will never ever read, flash ads give me the dizzy;s, your bullshit plugins give me script errors and on average you leave 10-15 tracking cookies. And you folks are surprised people are using ad blocker? If someone comes up with annoying blocker you are screwed! Concentrate on user experience and then revenue, I just flat out leave websites I...
  • The unsexiest trillion-dollar startup

    06/08/2016 12:24:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | June 7, 2016 | Josh Constine
    Steve Jobs went ballistic when public shipping manifests leaked the existence of the iPhone 3G. That’s about the only time something exciting happened in the freight forwarding business. The circulatory system of the global economy is a trillion-dollar industry, yet no one really talks about it, or builds tech for it. That’s what makes freight such a massive disruption opportunity for a startup like Flexport. Transparency begets data, which begets efficiency. Smarter shipping shrinks the physical world the way faster internet shrinks the digital one. New businesses emerge. High bandwidth connections paved the way for Netflix. Now Flexport could make...
  • $5 Billion Tesla Gigafactory Worth $50 Billion, Analyst Estimates

    06/07/2016 9:27:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Clean Technica ^ | June 6, 2016 | James Ayre
    An analyst at Global Equities Research by the name of Trip Chowdhry has publicly commented that he considers the market value of the Tesla/Panasonic Gigafactory to be $50 billion, according to recent reports. Considering that the projected development costs of the Gigafactory total “only” $5 billion, and also that Tesla’s current market capitalization is around $32 billion, that figure is quite a notable one. Whether one agrees or not, it’s a number that gets one’s attention…. In his denouement on the subject, Chowdhry drew an analogy with Amazon — noting that the company was originally just viewed as being an...
  • Google working closely with Hillary Clinton presidential campaign: Julian Assange

    06/07/2016 8:39:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange claims Google is working closely with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign to promote the Democratic presidential candidate. Assange appeared via video link from the Ecuadorian embassy in London as part of the 'New Era of Journalism: Farewell to Mainstream international media' forum in Moscow. He said: "Google is directly engaged with Hillary Clinton’s campaign" and claimed the technology giant used the US State Department on a "a quid pro quo" basis. "Of course when she is in power… she is a problem for freedom of speech. We know what she is going to do. And she made...
  • Healthcare Cost and Quality - industry view

    06/06/2016 5:38:50 PM PDT · by spintreebob · 22 replies
    Truven Health Analytics ^ | January 2016 | David Koepke, PhD, David Foster, PhD, MPH, Lead Scientist, Truven Health Analytic
    We conclude that (hospital) CEOs are heavily driven to perform on government pay for performance metrics, but less so to metrics that currently fail to correspond to a reimbursement requirement. (Conclusion first here) Truven Health Analytics™ and Mercer teamed to investigate whether there is a correlation between CEO compensation and hospital performance on a balanced scorecard. The study showed there is a strong alignment for the highest level of performance. However, the study also found that 80% of hospitals do not perform well on a balanced scorecard. Instead, compensation appears to be designed to incent the CEO to pursue metrics...
  • Stand And Deliver (Confronting Leftist Banditry)

    06/05/2016 4:09:04 AM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | June 5, 2016 | Gerard Perry
    To paraphrase the late Joe Sobran, hate speech is any speech liberals hate. Now that leading Web giants and the EU superstate have cemented a pact to target this pernicious threat to civilization, we’ll all have a better understanding of what exactly the egalitarian left considers to be hateful. The question remains, what do we to in order to make our voices heard in the face of an open conspiracy to silence them? The first step is refusing to be cowed into submission. A perfect response, which utilizes Twitter’s platform in order to expose the cowardice and hypocrisy of this...