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  • Anonymous takes down Black Lives Matter website to make point that 'All Lives Matter'

    05/03/2016 9:31:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    International Business Times ^ | May 2, 2016 | Mary-Ann Russon
    Ghost Squad, a hacking group spawned from the Anonymous hacktivist collective, claims it took down the official websites of the Black Lives Matter movement on 29 and 30 April in a protest against actions taken by some of the campaign's supporters. According to Waqas Amir, a cybersecurity journalist based in Dubai and founder of HackRead, Ghost Squad conducted a series of persistent Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against the official websites of the Black Lives Matter movement, beginning on Friday 29 April. The DDoS attacks caused the web host for blacklifematters.org to completely suspend the domain, while the blacklivesmatter.com...
  • (Vanity) What The Hell Just Happened This Election Cycle?

    05/03/2016 7:28:26 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 43 replies
    Free Republic, adapted from Zero Wing ^ | 05-03-2016 | grey_whiskers
    In A.D. 2015 Election was beginning. Captain: What happen? Mechanic: Somebody set up us the TRUMP. Operator: We get Twitter. Captain: What ! Operator: Fox News turn on. Captain: It's you !! DONALD: How are you gentlemen !! DONALD: All your base are belong to us. DONALD: You are on the way to destruction. Captain: What you say !! DONALD: You have no chance to elect make your time. DONALD: It's YUGE. Ha ha ha ha ... Operator: Captain !! Captain: Take off every 'Cruz'!! Captain: You know what you doing. Captain: Move 'Cruz'. Captain: (...)For great Conservatism.
  • 12 Free Games to Learn Programming.

    05/02/2016 12:40:38 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 26 replies
    mybridge.co ^ | April 25, 2016 | Mybridge
    In this observation, 12 top sites were selected out of nearly 200 sites where you can learn to code while playing games. Mybridge A.I. evaluates the quality of content based on a variety of factors to determine how useful they are for programmers. The selections include free, open source and freemium sites that are designed for both beginners and advanced programmers to learn a variety of computer languages such as JavaScript, Java, Python, PHP, C#, etc.
  • 3D printing helps Polish cybernetics researchers create fully functional artificial heart

    04/25/2016 10:36:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    3Ders ^ | April 22, 2016
    Researchers from the Cybernetics Department of the Military University of Technology in Warsaw and the Optoelectronics Department of the Silesian University of Technology have been using 3D printed heart models for research purposes. 3D printing, like any burgeoning area of technology, has both its champions and its skeptics. But whatever one’s position on the industry as a whole, there is one area in which its usefulness is rarely doubted: medicine. Over the last few years, additive manufacturing has been used by medical professionals and researchers to create a variety of models, surgical guides, and bioprinted body parts, contributing to the...
  • The Future Of Vending Machines: Freshly Made Pizza, Do-It-Yourself Muffins

    04/23/2016 7:58:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    WBBM-AM ^ | April 14, 2016 | Vince Gerasole
    Vending machines and food might conjure up some negative images: -Shaking the machine when your potato chips get stuck. -Not the best options for dining. CBS 2’s Vince Gerasole reports that’s all changing. He paid a visit to a vending machine trade show in Chicago. How’s this for a treat? A TCBY yogurt with Oreo crumbs. It starts with a touch screen where you choose sizes, flavors and toppings. No, an army of oompa loompas isn’t inside the big box. It’s a robotic assembly line. Meanwhile, Matty Castellano is selling fresh pizza from a vending machine....
  • Japan's Next Generation of Farmers Could Be Robots

    04/23/2016 5:03:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Bloomberg | April 22, 2016 | Aya Takada
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-23/robots-replacing-japan-s-farmers-seen-preserving-food-security
  • The Clinton Campaign Will Fight You On Twitter

    04/22/2016 8:45:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | April 22, 2016 | Jason Linkens, editor, Eat The Press
    Over the course of the Democratic presidential primary, Hillary Clinton’s principal argument against Bernie Sanders has been that his agenda — universal health care, free college tuition, et al. — is impractical, too utopian, too “pie in the sky.” This is especially true, she says, given the structural obstacles in the way. Sanders is promising to do the impossible; she, on the other hand, is the candidate who can Get Things Done. In other news, the Clinton campaign is planning to spend a lot of money in an effort to finally “correct” the internet. OK, then! As The Daily Beast’s...
  • Grassley predicts FBI agents may ‘leak’ Clinton email info, if Clinton isn’t indicted

    04/22/2016 8:23:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Radio Iowa ^ | April 22, 2016 | O. Kay Henderson
    Senator Chuck Grassley says the worst development during his 40-year career in congress has been “more partisanship,” but Grassley says that’s also one of the best things — because it is better defining “who’s a Republican and who’s a Democrat.” “I think it’s clearer to the American people what the Republican Party stands for and the Democratic Party stands for,” Grassley says. The presence of “moderate” Republicans and Democrats in congress “blurred” things for voters, according to Grassley. “And that makes it more fuzzy for the people at the grassroots,” Grassley says. But Grassley says the higher level of partisanship...
  • Teacher axed for showing ‘Make Donald Drumpf Again’ video

    04/21/2016 11:41:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 22, 2016 | Selim Algar
    A New Jersey high school teacher was forced to resign this month for showing his class a popular John Oliver clip that urged viewers to “Make Donald Drumpf Again.” The “Last Week Tonight” bit, which lampoons presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s ancestral surname, has been viewed more than 24 million times on YouTube since February. But despite the massive exposure, humorless Middletown South HS brass still pushed out teacher Joe Ventre after getting complaints from a thin-skinned parent who learned about the screening from her child, sources told The Post. “It’s a travesty,” said district parent Kathi Van Zandt, the sister...
  • Xubuntu 16.04 released!

    04/21/2016 1:23:06 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 17 replies
    xubuntu.org ^ | 4/21/16 | marty
    The Xubuntu team is pleased to announce the immediate release of Xubuntu 16.04. Xubuntu 16.04 is an LTS (Long-Term Support) release and will be supported for 3 years. The final release images are available as Torrents and direct downloads from http://xubuntu.org/getxubuntu/ As the main server will be very busy in the first few days after release, we recommend using the Torrents wherever possible.
  • Israeli Air Force Keeps Their Old Planes Active With 3D Printing Technology

    04/20/2016 6:23:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    3D Print ^ | April 20, 2016 | Tyler Koslow
    Although 3D printing is a relatively new technology within the military-industrial complex, it has impacted Israel’s aerospace developments in a great number of ways. Last year, the Israeli military had 3D printed their own drone components, and even started a consortium with the government to focus on 3D printing with titanium. Now, the Israeli Air Force’s Aerial Maintenance Unit (AMU) is utilizing 3D printing technology to help repair their aged and worn down fleet of F-15 fighter jets, which were acquired by the IAF in 1980, and have been used in various missions ever since. The F-15 aircraft has provided...
  • Study Shows Government Less Cyber Secure [semi-satire]

    04/19/2016 11:14:05 AM PDT · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 17 Apr 2016 | John Semmens
    A study released by Security Scorecard found that all levels of government had a worse record of cyber security than major business firms. In measures of vulnerability to malware and security breaches, federal, state, and local governments ranked at the bottom. Education, telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries were almost as bad. Information services, construction, food and technology were the best. Of the 600 government entities tracked, NASA performed the worst. Other low-performing government organizations included the U.S. Department of State. This latter revelation was jumped on by the Hillary Clinton for President campaign as "a total vindication of Secretary Clinton's decision...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Joins Elle as Editor-at-Large

    04/18/2016 5:57:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    TV Newser ^ | April 18, 2016 | Mark Joyella
    Melissa Harris-Perry has joined Elle.com, where she will serve as editor-at-large. Elle.com editorial director Leah Chernikoff says Harris-Perry “will focus on the intersection of race, gender, politics, and yes, even fashion, telling the often-overlooked stories of women and girls of color.” Harris-Perry left MSNBC after an internal memo became public in February. In the memo, Harris-Perry accused NBC News chairman Andy Lack and MSNBC president Phil Griffin of taking away her weekend morning discussion program. “I will not be used as a tool for their purposes,” she wrote. “I am not a token, mammy, or little brown bobble head.” “Joining...
  • For Sale: One Used Internet Company Called Yahoo

    04/18/2016 12:24:07 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies
    npr.org ^ | April 17, 2016 | Laura Sydell
    Yahoo goes on sale Monday. At least some of you reading this are thinking, "Yahoo? Are they still around?" Yes, this company founded in 1994, is ancient by Internet standards, but, according to the measurement company comScore, Yahoo sites are the third-most trafficked on the Internet. Among its properties are Yahoo Finance, News, Search, Mail, Tumblr and Flickr. Why is Yahoo on sale? Despite having a billion monthly unique visitors — as the company claimed in its 2014 report — Yahoo just hasn't been able to make its investors happy.
  • Carbon3D Unveils Breakthrough CLIP 3D Printing Technology, 25-100X Faster

    04/17/2016 9:27:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    3D Print ^ | March 16, 2016 | Brian Krassenstein
    In what may be one of the biggest stories we have covered this year, a new company, Carbon3D has just emerged out of stealth mode, unveiling an entirely new breakthrough 3D printing process, which is anywhere between 25 and 100 times faster than what’s available on the market today.The privately-held Redwood City, California-based company, Carbon3D, was founded in 2013, and since then has been secretly perfecting a new 3D printing technology which promises to change the industry forever. The technology that the company calls Continuous Liquid Interface Productiongo technology (CLIP) works by harnessing the power of light and oxygen to...
  • The Anatomy Drawings of Leonardo, Now Available Online

    04/17/2016 3:11:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    Aletelial ^ | April 17, 2016 | Daniel R. Esparza
    Maybe this is yet another reason to say “God save the Queen”: dozens of Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomy drawings, so far reserved for those who visited Buckingham Palace, have been carefully digitalized and made available for you, lucky internaut. But besides this collection of the beautiful, intricate and detailed drawings and sketches of the Italian Renaissance master, along with his notes and observations, the Royal Collection Trust has also launched an iPad application that compiles the whole 268 pages of the da Vinci notebooks. This is no coloring book, but you might enjoy trying to copy some of these! 
  • Make Reddit Great Again: Trump Troll Army Grinds Out Nearly 52 Million Page Views in March

    04/17/2016 2:58:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 15, 2016 | Allum Bokhari
    Liberal broadcaster MSNC is alarmed by GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s growing support on the popular social media site Reddit. Describing the businessman and presidential candidate’s supporters on the site as “trolls,” MSNBC goes into an in-depth analysis of Reddit’s growing Trump following. thousands of users have posted gifs, memes, and links to articles praising Trump and tearing into his perceived opponents. The subreddit r/The_Donald scored nearly 52 million page-views in March, up from 12.6 million in February and 1.3 million in January. In doing so, it lapped the next most popular candidate subreddit, r/SandersForPresident, which attracted 35 million views in...
  • Keyboard locking up... (vanity)

    04/16/2016 4:04:54 PM PDT · by Thorliveshere · 80 replies
    4-16-16 | me
    I have three separate computers... one after another the keyboards don't work. Any ideas why?
  • Can Hillary Continue to Evade Accountability?

    04/16/2016 7:41:54 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/16/16 | Roger Aronoff
    The mainstream media continue to ignore evidence of corruption in hopes that as Democrat Party heir apparent Mrs. Clinton will attain the presidency Hillary Clinton, for the most part, eagerly embraced the record of President Barack Obama during Thursday night’s Brooklyn, New York debate on CNN against Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Sanders has won eight of the last nine state primaries or caucuses, with the all-important New York state primary coming up this Tuesday. The question of Hillary’s mishandling of classified information never came up in the debate. But earlier in the week, the President had doubled down on his...
  • MULTIMEDIA: Why Trump Is No Longer a Safe Bet (Prediction markets)

    04/15/2016 9:49:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Times Herald-Record ^ | April 15, 2016
    Businessman Donald Trump’s seemingly unstoppable presidential campaign might be losing its momentum. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s recent sweep in Colorado put up another speed bump in Trump’s path to the Republican nomination. While Trump claimed the Colorado outcome was “rigged” and “totally unfair,” his campaign is simply no longer winning all aspects of the race. Prediction markets are reacting to this latest hiccup for the Trump campaign. As the possibility of a contested convention in July looks more and more likely, Trump’s numbers have dipped. Prediction markets are where people bet on the possibilities of certain outcomes in politics, sports...
  • 3D Printing Houses from Concrete

    04/15/2016 4:39:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Hackaday ^ | April 15, 2016 | James Hobson
    We’ve seen 3D-printed houses before, but most make use of prefabricated chunks. This hurricane and tornado resistant hotel suite in the Philippines was printed in one shot. Sound familiar? This is the work of [Andrey Rudenko], who started by building a concrete 3D printer in his garage 2 years ago, moved on to 3D printing his kids a concrete castle in his backyard later that year and now appears to have a full-blown company offering commercial 3D printed houses. Way to go [Andrey]! The building was designed in Sketchup no less, and the printer makes use of Pronterface for the...
  • Whoa: U.S. extradites Romanian hacker who hacked into Hillary’s schlock bathroom e-mail server

    04/12/2016 11:15:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/12/16 | Dan Calabrese
    He would read Hillary's memos . . . and then do the gardening. First the FBI gave immunity to the guy who installed Hillary’s schlock, homebrew e-mail server - the one so non-secure that a guy from Romania was able to easily hack into it and read Hillary’s memos. Now they’re bringing the Romanian guy (who goes by the name of Guccifer for some reason) over to the U.S. You don’t think the FBI is doing all this just to whitewash the case, do you? I don’t: According to the 15-page federal indictment, Lazar “specialized in gaining unauthorized access to...
  • Obama: I would never tell Loretta Lynch what to do on the Hillary investigation

    04/12/2016 9:34:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/12/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Obama doesn't have to speak directly to Loretta Lynch to make sure she knows What I’ve embedded here is Obama’s entire 15-minute interview with Chris Wallace from Sunday, which covers a lot of other topics, including Obama’s attitude toward terrorism and the status of the Merrick Garland nomination. The Hillary e-mail part doesn’t start until around the 10-minute mark, This is where Obama insists - and leaves no room for ambiguity - that he never talks to the DOJ or the FBI about criminal investigations and never tells them what to do, because no one is above the law. Now...
  • Matt Drudge not the problem, Senator Cruz

    04/12/2016 8:50:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/12/16 | Judi McLeod
    Matt Drudge has the stones to fight Hillary Clinton. Where are Ted Cruz and Donald Trump in the battle that matters most? Rather than coming out on the attack against Matt Drudge, Senator Ted Cruz should endeavor to be more like him. Conservative to the core, feisty at heart and relentlessly independent. That’s Matt Drudge, and that’s why untold millions go daily to the Drudge Report. “I need no traffic from Google. I don’t care if I get one traffic referral from Google or Bing or Yahoo or any of these others… Everybody’s so hungry for referrals, for likes. I...
  • Rant on baseball and online radio (vanity)

    04/12/2016 8:11:50 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 24 replies
    4/12/'16 | Self
    Okay people. You all know that this year is the 100th anniversary of the Cubs' first season in Wrigley Field. You also know that as of last year the national version of WGN no longer carries Cubs games. The Chicago station does, but the "superstation" apparently makes more money showing episode after episode after episode of a show called "Bluebloods" (which I know absolutely nothing about) than it does showing the Cubbies. So I looked up the radio station that currently carries the games and found it online. Well guess what? At game time I get the very beginning but...
  • Dick Morris: Trump's 'Brilliant' Campaign Short on Delegate Process

    04/12/2016 3:47:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 11, 2016 | Greg Richter
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz isn't stealing the GOP presidential nomination away from Donald Trump as the front-runner says, but is only working the system better, political analyst Dick Morris tells Newsmax TV. "What's going on really is that Trump is a guy who intuitively understood stuff that no other politician did, and he invented a style of campaigning that will live long after him," Morris told "Dennis Michael Lynch: Unfiltered.""This was a watershed year in that he brought a whole new method of incorporating social media and rallies and all of that stuff. It was brilliant," Morris said. "Of course,...
  • New 3D Printed Ovaries Allow Infertile Mice to Give Birth

    04/10/2016 9:22:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Singularity Hub ^ | April 10, 2016It might be time to rethink fertility treatment. | Shelly Fan
    It might be time to rethink fertility treatment. Here’s the scoop: scientists at Northwestern University 3D printed a functional ovary out of Jello-like material and living cells. When implanted into mice that had their ovaries removed, the moms regained their monthly cycle and gave birth to healthy pups. The scientists presented their results last week at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Boston. Although the study was done in mice, “we developed this implant with downstream human applications in mind,” says lead author Dr. Monica Laronda in a press release. If successful in humans, the prosthetic would be able to...
  • Backing Up Computer.

    04/10/2016 5:25:28 PM PDT · by don-o · 60 replies
    April 10, 2016 | don-o
    My Sony Vaio laptop came with Windows 7 preloaded and no physical disks. I read that there was supposed to be a recovery partition on the hard drive and figured that would be all I needed. To this point, I never had to use it. I do regular backups of my data (documents, music,etc) to an external HD. Yesterday, I was looking at Task Manager and saw a bunch of processes running. I looked at the descriptions of what they were supposed to do and stopped a bunch I thought I did not need. Computer continued to run fine. Long...
  • Donald Trump Finds Support in Reddit’s Unruly Corners

    04/10/2016 2:15:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 8, 2016 | John Herman
    “We’re at war,” the video began. “No one wants to admit it, but humanity is under attack.” The narration continued, delivered over swelling music and video of protests and gunfire: “One very specific man might be all that stands between humanity and the greatest threat of our brief existence.” The man being offered as the savior of a doomed world is Donald J. Trump. And on Monday Mr. Trump shared the video with the millions of people who follow him on Twitter and Facebook as he tries to secure the Republican nomination for president. But the original version of the...
  • Zuckerberg's #BLM rant and the dangers of corporate Thought Police

    04/10/2016 10:43:13 AM PDT · by hasb3an · 13 replies
    BetaNews.com ^ | 4-10-2016 | Derrick Wlodarz
    That Facebook is made up of employees which, just like the rest of society, represent America at large is something which can't be denied. To me, per media coverage afforded Zuckerberg in blanketing those who disagree with the tagline Black Lives Matter, the assumption is being made that Mark is either in the majority viewpoint or that Facebook's staff exists in a vacuum. Both assertions couldn't be further from the truth. Hence why publicly available data, which has been widely distributed online, is critical in establishing the argument that these workers weren't "fringe" activists in any way. Judging by polling...
  • Glenn Beck on #NeverTrump: I wouldn’t vote for a Trump/Cruz ticket — or a Cruz/Trump ticket

    04/08/2016 7:08:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 8, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Consider this a follow-up to Wednesday night’s post quoting Mark Levin criticizing #NeverTrumpers for wanting to hand the election to Hillary by abandoning Trump in November. Is that an attitude that’ll be universally shared in conservative media or will there be big-name holdouts? Today we get the answer. Stu Burguiere, Beck’s head writer (and the other man in the clip below), tweeted this last night, seemingly in reply to Pat Buchanan claiming that a Trump/Cruz ticket would set the country on fire:(TWEET-AT-LINK) Burguiere put that idea to Beck on this morning’s radio show. Would Trump/Cruz be acceptable? Would Cruz/Trump be...
  • Ben Carson: Donald Trump worried about his Twitter 'problem'

    04/08/2016 6:21:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    KOTA-TV ^ | April 8, 2016 | Gregory Krieg CNN
    Candidate is an aggressive user of social media Donald Trump believes his aggressive use of social media, most notably his prolific Twitter presence, is a "problem" for the campaign, according to Ben Carson. Conservative host Joyce Kaufman, a Trump supporter, suggested to Carson on Thursday that the bombastic GOP front-runner should shut down the account. "We talk about it and a number of people talked about it, including his family," Carson said. "And he knows that it's a problem. So, you know, the first part of solving the problem is recognizing that it exists." The Trump campaign did not immediately...
  • Delay: FBI Has Threatened Loretta Lynch To Indict Hillary Clinton, or Else

    04/06/2016 11:41:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    Truth and Action ^ | April 6, 2016
    Hillary Clinton likely never expected to have to fight so hard just to win this year’s primary. What was supposed to be a coronation of the presumptive nominee has now become a bitter battle just to hold on to the nomination that she once had in the bag. If that weren’t enough for Clinton, it now looks as if she may need to win one more battle if she’d like to get the nomination. Word from Washington D.C. has it that the FBI is now ready to indict the former Secretary of State for her unlawful possession of classified materials....
  • Palestine – Internet Manipulation Fuels Anti-Israel and Jewish Hatred

    04/06/2016 7:29:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/06/16 | David Singer
    Beware hate-filled Arab propagandists who want to conceal the truth at any cost Internet manipulation of readers’ comments in response to articles published on overtly anti-Israel and anti-Jewish web sites is allowing those web sites to spew out their venom unchecked and uncontrolled. Freedom of speech on these web sites is non-existent - and its absence is playing a large part in influencing the opinions of those who visit these sites and see no readers’ comments that act as a counterbalance or rebuttal to the article published or readers’ comments supporting such articles.
  • FBI to State Dept.: Stop reviewing Hillary’s e-mails; we’ll take it from here

    04/04/2016 8:13:47 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Crunch time Understand the players here. The State Department is run by John Kerry, and has been engaged for months now in a foot-dragging exercise of “reviewing” and releasing (only because a court ordered them to) the Hillary Clinton e-mails they absolutely had to - withholding, of course, those containing top secret information that Hillary still tries to say do not exist. The State Department would like nothing more than to bury this whole thing and pretend it was all a big nothingburger in the first place. The FBI is run by James Comey, who was first appointed by George...
  • India Is Pissed About the US Now Charging More Money for Guest Worker Visas

    04/02/2016 6:18:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Vice News ^ | April 2, 2016 | Colleen Curry
    The annual gold rush in Silicon Valley to fill out applications for guest worker visas began Friday, as the federal government began distributing some of the 85,000 H1B visas it is authorized to issue this year. But the dash to grab visas is set against the backdrop of a political debate both within the United States and abroad about the regulations surrounding H1B visas, the government designation for visas designed for highly-skilled employees in "specialty occupations." Just weeks ago, India filed a complaint with the World Trade Organization over an increase in fees on H1B visasthat the US imposed on...
  • On campuses across the country, students are standing up for Donald Trump

    04/01/2016 5:05:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | April 1, 2016 | Rosanna Xia
    Hunkered behind a MacBook decorated with stickers that read "This laptop was brought to you by capitalism" and "TRUMP 2016," Jake Lopez bounces T-shirt slogans off his friend Ian McIlvoy. "Trumplicans," he says, nodding with satisfaction. "I think it'll take off." Lopez is the California director of Students for Trump. Working from his dorm at Westmont College, he helps marshal the thousands of students who are pounding out phone calls, taping up fliers and blanketing Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat in an effort to persuade their peers that Donald Trump is the man. Although vastly outnumbered nationwide by left-leaning classmates chanting...
  • Student’s photo used on fake Twitter account claiming affair with Ted Cruz

    04/01/2016 2:01:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    The De Paulia ^ | March 31, 2016 | Kirsten Onsgard
    DePaul junior Samantha Rivera’s likeness was used by a fake Twitter account which tweeted about an affair with Ted Cruz. Samantha Rivera never expected to wake up to this. Wednesday morning, the DePaul junior’s phone was flooded with Twitter notifications and emails from strangers pointing to a fake account that had co-opted her Instagram profile picture. The account, @LATimesJennCarr, featured a fake sports journalist that tweeted about an affair with Texas Senator and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. “I had an affair with @tedcruz when I worked in his office back in 2012-20013 (sic) @realDonaldTrump I was told to...
  • Trumps official web page down?

    03/31/2016 6:43:29 AM PDT · by Fhios · 14 replies
    3/31/2016 | Total Vanity
    Just a quick vanity I went to the Trump offical website to see if he had any events today. The DNS nameserver cannot resolve his address and I get: Error 1001 Ray ID: 28c43b53f5730d25 • 2016-03-31 13:44:41 UTC DNS resolution error http://www.donaldjtrump.com/ Any news of this? Is it just from my Internet provider?
  • Cruz Sex Scandal: Trump Accused Of Planting Story As Serious Doubts Arise About Alleged Affairs

    03/30/2016 10:26:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 157 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | March 30, 2016 | Nathan Francis
    The Ted Cruz sex scandal story just took another twist, with Cruz blaming Donald Trump for allegedly planting the story that ran last week and serious doubts arising over whether any of it is actually true. The National Enquirer story accused Cruz of cheating on his wife, Heidi, with as many as five mistresses. The women were not named in the story but were quickly identified through their blurred out pictures and details of the alleged affairs. Cruz immediately denounced the story as untrue — as have some of the women identified as his mistresses — and now Cruz is...
  • Cruz pushes mechanization as farm alternative to illegal labor

    03/30/2016 8:39:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Agri-Pulse ^ | March 30, 2016 | Philip Brasher
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is suggesting that mechanization is the answer to the labor needs of farmers who lose their access to illegal immigrants. During a CNN town hall Tuesday night, a Wisconsin dairy farmer told the GOP presidential candidate that his industry can't find enough American-born workers and that the only people “willing to do this hard work are Latino immigrants.” Join Farm Bureau and make YOUR VOICE stand out. Cruz didn't answer the question as it pertained to dairy producers specifically but instead responded by citing a Wall Street Journal article about an Arizona pepper grower who was...
  • Funeral parlor embraces 3D printing

    03/30/2016 3:52:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Shanghai Daily ^ | March 31, 2016 | Hu Min
    A 3D-printing studio was set up at the Longhua Funeral Parlor in Xuhui District yesterday to repair bodies damaged in accidents, fires and natural disasters. “It is difficult for relatives to see incomplete faces or bodies of their loved ones when they attend memorial services, and makeup cannot always sufficiently repair them,” said Liu Fengming, an official with the Shanghai Funeral and Interment Service Center, which is affiliated with the Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau. The 3D-printing technology can be used to restore the appearance of bodies with about a 95 percent success rate in about a week, Liu said. After...
  • Brands aren't using Facebook Canvas, but Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz are

    03/27/2016 10:25:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Digiday ^ | March 28, 2016 | Shareen Pathak
    Brands have been relatively slow to pick up on Canvas, Facebook’s mobile ad format that’s been called “Instant Articles for brands.” But there are two other surprising fans of the format. Presidential hopefuls Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz have both made a full-court advertising push using Canvas in the primary season. Sanders was the the first-ever politician to use Canvas, with an ad showing viewers how to vote in certain states — from finding a voting location to checking photo ID requirements — and also included information on how caucuses work. It cost the campaign $350,000,...
  • REELRADIO: The Reel Top 40 Radio Respository

    03/27/2016 2:24:49 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 16 replies
    REELRADIO ^ | 3/27/2016 | REELRADIO/Self
    "....Purpose....Founded in 1996, this online aircheck museum is operated by REELRADIO, Inc., a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization. The primary function of REELRADIO is archival and educational. Our focus is Top 40 radio from 1955 to 1989. Our aircheck exhibits are recordings of one-time radio broadcasts, both full-length and "Scoped". Scoped airchecks are shorter in length and do not include musical performances....." (You can subscribe to this website for six months at a cost of 10 dollars and have access to thousands of excerpts of old radio shows focused on disc jockey and popular music, with some examples of older newscasts...
  • Ted Cruz Sex Scandal Questioned: Serious Doubts Arise Over Claims Cruz Had Mistresses

    03/27/2016 12:10:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 226 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | March 27, 2016 | Nathan Francis
    The Ted Cruz sex scandal may be nothing of the sort, some journalists are beginning to say after the seemingly bombshell story hit the news this week. On Friday, the National Enquirer reported that Cruz had been something of a ladies man in Washington, with five different mistresses. It appeared to be a major story, especially given Cruz's strong Christian faith and his seemingly strong morals. But there very quickly appeared to be cracks in the story, and now many journalists are going on record to raise doubts that any of it might be true. The most immediate denials came...
  • Here’s One Way John Kasich Becomes The GOP Nominee (War-game simulation)

    03/26/2016 9:17:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 26, 2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    A war-game simulation of the upcoming Republican National Convention has Gov. John Kasich winning the nomination with both Sen. Ted Cruz  and Donald Trump leaving the GOP to run an independent bid. The simulation was conducted by a group of over 70 lawyers who are a part of an "Inn of Court" society that meets regularly. They were split into teams representing Kasich, Cruz, and Trump. Playmaker Systems organized the simulation and the participants were instructed to use the "Standard Table of Influence" which Playmaker has developed. The simulation was primarily for the purposes of focusing on negotiation and...
  • Polite Suggestions for FreeRepublic nextpointoh [Vanity]

    03/26/2016 9:08:12 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 76 replies
    Our tiny little brains | Saturday, March 26, 2016 | all FReepers
    Currently, Topics are tied individual Forums, such that the 50 states (but not DC) show up as Topics for a thread posted in or moved to the GOP forum -- but the 50 states (and DC) show up as "US:(state name)" in threads posted in or moved to the News forum. Those state lists don't cross. Same goes for the duplicate Topics found in Chat and Blogger forums -- and those lists are all separate from one another. Keywords are available across all Forums.All three systems should be merged into a Tags system. Currently, the URL (which I still...
  • The Second Amendment Isn’t Prepared for a 3D-Printed Drone Army

    03/25/2016 9:44:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Motherboard ^ | March 25, 2016 | Zoltan Istvan
    Imagine this: A disgruntled citizen borrows $30,000 from his credit cards. With the money he buys a sophisticated 3D printer off eBay and begins secretly printing and building a hundred drones in his garage. Then he downloads internet blueprints of 3D gun printing tech that can be adapted to arm his drones. The terrorist decides he wants some of his drones outfitted to carry droppable Molotov cocktails and glass containers of hydrochloric acid. He pre-programs some of the drones to shoot or crash into specific targets using over-the-counter navigation software. Other drones the terrorist plans to fly himself. He decides...
  • MIT’s New 5-Atom Quantum Computer Could Make Today’s Encryption Obsolete

    03/24/2016 1:38:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Cryptogon ^ | March 6, 2016
    "all you have to do is go in the lab, apply more technology, and you should be able to make a bigger quantum computer" So the only thing preventing a more general purpose quantum computer is money and enough engineers... Hmm... (POLL-AT-LINK) Via: PC World: Much of the encryption world today depends on the challenge of factoring large numbers, but scientists now say they've created the first five-atom quantum computer with the potential to crack the security of traditional encryption schemes. In traditional computing, numbers are represented by either 0s or 1s, but quantum computing relies on atomic-scale units, or...
  • Brazilian startup Urban3D sees 3D printed housing as solution for growing slum problems

    03/23/2016 11:49:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    3Ders ^ | March 23, 2016
    Various companies and startups around the world are already exploring 3D printing construction solutions, usually involving a concrete 3D printer. The idea is that this can not only greatly speed up customized production, but will also significantly reduce construction costs. But the founder of Brazilian startup Urban3D Anielle Guedes looks far beyond costs or customized, artistic housing. She has been dreaming about a completely different purpose: to use efficient 3D printing construction to combat the world's growing slum problems. For whatever way you're looking at the situation, there's certainly a growing slum problem. Thanks to economic realities and a population...