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  • The People Who Organized Occupy Wall Street Are Now Suing Each Other

    09/17/2014 6:48:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | September 17, 2014 | Rosie Gray
    The movement descends into litigation. “We can either go and beat him up or we can go to court.” WASHINGTON — Activists who organized the dormant Occupy Wall Street movement are suing another activist for control of the main Twitter account, and one of the plaintiffs says there was no other option but to turn to litigation to solve the dispute. The conflict centers around @OccupyWallStNYC, one of the main Twitter feeds that distributed information during the movement’s heyday in 2011. The OWS Media Group filed a lawsuit against organizer Justin Wedes on Wednesday, which is also the third anniversary...
  • ANIMATED VM2 - Putting together graphics team....have license for major global icon

    09/17/2014 5:33:44 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | 9-17-14 | doug from upland
    At the source is a link to a project from 1996 used by SONY at an awards presentation. I am working with the man who had that video of Virtual Marilyn created. I have acquired the licensing rights to develop animated 3D stickers (emoticons) of the 3D "persona" of the late Marilyn Monroe. The person from whom I have the rights recorded the idea and copyright in the Library of Congress. No, the estate of Marilyn Monroe cannot do anything about it. Court cases have determined that her domicile at the time of death was New York. If it were...
  • Mississippi coroner to citizens: Use guns on burglars

    09/16/2014 7:08:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    A Mississippi coroner who advised residents to arm themselves and shoot home intruders said today that he had been angered about a recent spate of burglaries and wasn’t trying to drum up business. David Scott Gregory, 40, the coroner of largely rural Winston County in eastern Mississippi, went on social media during the weekend to urge residents to buy guns and be willing to use them on burglars. “I say shoot the idiots and call the Coroner!” Gregory wrote on Facebook. “I’d hate for any innocent people to get hurt, but at the same time, my stuff is my stuff;...
  • The High-Tech Case For Bringing Back The Draft

    09/15/2014 7:16:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    io9 ^ | April 3, 2014 | Mark Strauss
    As drones, cyberattacks and other high-tech developments change the nature of war, two prominent scholars argue that we must also rethink who fights our wars: the time has come, they say, to bring back the draft. The article, "Universal Conscription as Technology Policy," appears in Issues in Science and Technology, a journal published by the National Defense University. The authors are Mark Hagerott — a distinguished professor of cybersecurity studies at the U.S. Naval Academy, who was cited by Foreign Policy as one of "The Top 70 Military Thinkers "— and Brad Allenby, President's Professor of Sustainable Engineering, and Lincoln...
  • Comparison: 2014 Tesla Model S P85+ vs. 2014 BMW i8

    09/14/2014 11:17:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Motor Trend ^ | The October 2014 Issue | Frank Markus | Photos By Julia LaPalme
    Where is the automobile headed in our gradually warming world? Fully electric like the Chevy Spark, Nissan Leaf, or Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive? Plug-in hybrid like the Chevy Volt, Ford Energi models, or Porsche 918? Flying cars like the Terrafugia Transition? Something else entirely? One thing's for sure: Wherever it's headed, folks buying at the pointy end of the price pyramid will get there first and help field-test the tech for the rest of us. If you have both the means and the inclination to live your automotive life on the green-tech bleeding edge -- or if you need...
  • iPhone TECHIES NEEDED: Unlocked and SIM Free

    09/14/2014 10:43:02 PM PDT · by This Just In · 80 replies
    September 13, 2014 | This Just In
    Good Evening, So I've been considering this whole smartphone business. No, not the kind of business in which I design, produce, or sell smartphones. I'm referring to the whole smartphone culture. Or subculture, call it what you wish. Yeah, I have a cellphone, but is it smart? No. Although I don't own a smartphone I know a little about it. After all, a lot of friends and family have smartphone. They ask you if YOU have a smartphone. And if you don't, some of them peer over their shoulders and shun you. Also, there are all those ads reminding you...
  • Ships without crew set for the seas

    09/11/2014 6:19:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Local Europe AB ^ | September 11, 2014
    Researchers based in Norway believe that in around 10 years time cargo ships will have the technology to sail the seas without the need of a captain or crew. Marintek, part of the SINTEF group based in Norway, is one of a number of partners working on developing systems which can operate without the need for humans. The "Seatonomy" project is looking to have ships sailing without human crews in the next 10 to 20 years. The 12 million kroner ($1.9 million) research investment by SINTEF could actually improve ship safety as human error causes more than 75 percent of...
  • IKEA ridicules silly Apple commercials

    09/11/2014 12:21:45 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 31 replies
    Just click the link below to find out what this is all about.
  • Freedom of Approved Speech

    09/11/2014 6:54:19 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/11/14 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    If you believe it is in your best interest to allow government to take power over certain things, it won't be long before government takes power over certain things that are not in your best interest The politicians are always working on tweaking freedom of speech because political correctness has turned out not to be oppressive enough. They use back doors and side entrances to attack freedom of speech, because if they came in the front door, you would know what they were up to, and you would use your freedom of speech to stop them. The political leaders tell...
  • 5 Different 3D Printed Gun Models Have Been Fired Since May, 2013 – Here They Are

    09/10/2014 8:37:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    3D Print.com blog ^ | September 10, 2014 | Brian Krassenstein
    While we have seen so many incredible life-changing applications for 3D printing, there are still many concerns which remain on the table when dealing with the possible negative implications of the technology. Whether you believe that the ease in which practically anyone will eventually be able to fabricate a firearm is a good or bad thing, just the thought of 3D printed firearms will send shivers down the spines of law enforcement agencies around the world. There has been an incredibly fast progression of the technology behind the methods of manufacturing guns with 3D printers in the last two years...
  • Should Stratasys be Worried? London Man is Developing a Polymer Jetting 3D Printer for Under $2000

    09/10/2014 7:39:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    3D Print.com blog ^ | September 9, 2014 | Eddie Krassenstein, CEO, AY.com, Web Developer, Domain Investor, Internet Marketer
    There are two 3D printing technologies that are capable of producing products that are almost indistinguishable from those created using traditional manufacturing techniques. These would be Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), and Polymer Jetting technology. The former is widely used by 3D Systems in their industrial level machines, which can cost in the $500,000+ range. The latter is currently used by Stratasys in their patented PolyJet technology, which is utilized in most of their industrial level 3D printers. These printers also cost in the 6-figure-plus range. While these 3D printing technologies are some of the best out there, the price tags...
  • GamerGate And Why It Matters To Conservatives

    09/10/2014 1:53:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | September 10, 2014 | Robert Stacy McCain
    <p>I don’t think it’s an exaggeration to say that with regard to entertainment, conservatives and libertarians find science fiction and videogaming to be the most attractive options offered by pop culture these days, mainly because there’s a lot of SF that doesn’t try and stuff political correctness and half-baked socialist egalitarianism up our snouts. The same goes for videogames, which are mostly about killing bad guys and/or solving puzzles.</p>
  • Sarah Palin finally gets real

    09/09/2014 11:20:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 9, 2014 | Andrew Romano
    I watched all 77 videos on her new online TV channel and lived to tell the tale. In fact, I was actually kind of … moved.Sarah Palin still exists. I know. I was beginning to have my doubts, too. Once upon a time, Palin was everywhere. On Fox News. On reality TV. On the cover of Time. And Newsweek. And Time. And Newsweek. And Time, and Newsweek, and Newsweek again. Now Palin is none of those places. For most of us, she is but a receding image in the rearview mirror of human history — a bit of trivia to...
  • Trump: Hack Obama's birth records

    09/08/2014 1:04:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | September 6, 2014 | Kevin Cirilli
    Donald Trump wants hackers to hack into President Obama's college records to check his place of birth. The controversial real estate mogul tweeted Saturday morning: Donald J. Trump âś” @realDonaldTrump Attention all hackers: You are hacking everything else so please hack Obama's college records (destroyed?) and check "place of birth" 5:06 AM - 6 Sep 2014 1,595 Retweets 1,362 favorites Trump's birther remarks have been widely criticized. The administration released Obama's birth certificate in 2011, putting to end unsubstantiated conspiracy theories that Obama wasn't born in the United States. Obama was born in Honolulu on Aug. 4, 1961.
  • USC’s Black Twitter Study Draws Criticism From Black Twitter

    09/06/2014 10:07:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Madame Noire ^ | September 6, 2014 | Ann Brown and Tonya Garcia
    This week’s Black Twitter brouhaha was over a new University of Southern California’s Annenberg Innovation study of Black Twitter itself. Like the world, the Internet has self-segregated into different communities, subcultures or as USC calls them, digital “neighborhoods.” And one of the largest — and some say one of the most powerful — of the social networking subcultures is Black Twitter. “Black Twitter is, loosely speaking, a group of thousands of Back Twitterers (though, to be accurate, not everyone within Black Twitter is Black, and not every Black person on Twitter is in Black Twitter) who a) are interested in...
  • An Evening With the Video Game Developers Funded By Millions from the U.S. Government

    09/06/2014 2:23:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Over glasses of wine and a disco-spinning DJ, more than a dozen government-funded game developers showcased their products on a Wednesday night in Washington, D.C. Various government agencies have been paying these developers millions of dollars to create educational video games. The games ran the gamut from a Common Core-aligned, Shire-themed math challenge to a “judgment-free” historical role-playing game—and none of them were cheap. One young developer was eager to explain that the government spends more on these programs than most people might imagine. They’re usually funded through the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR), on which the government spends...
  • One-Third of Americans Are Freelancers Now

    09/05/2014 7:51:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | September 5, 2014 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    new report shows some 53 million Americans—or 34 percent of the U.S. workforce—are now working as freelancers in some capacity. "This is more than an economic change," asserts the report, a joint effort from the Freelancer's Union and freelance markeplaces oDesk and eLance. It's also "a cultural and social shift" that will "have major impacts on how Americans conceive of and organize their lives, their communities, and their economic power." The first and last time anyone looked at the freelance worker population in the U.S. was 2004, in a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Back then the GAO...
  • Philips Brand Uses Pure Tungsten for Metal 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping

    09/04/2014 5:58:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Inside 3DP ^ | September 4, 2014 | Shanie Phillips
    Tungsten is an extremely hard, robust rare metal that has the highest melting point of all the elements, at 3422 °C (6192 °F). It also has a density that is 19.3 times that of water and about 1.7 times that of lead, which makes it comparable to uranium and gold. And now, a Philips-owned company is 3D printing it. Netherlands-based Smit Röntgen, a medical imaging parts manufacturer, has used Direct Metal Laser Sintering to 3D print tungsten parts. The company began researching the potential of 3D printing tungsten as a business opportunity over a decade ago and announced on Monday...
  • The Evil Face of Facebook Censorship

    09/03/2014 7:34:34 AM PDT · by WXRGina · 60 replies
    American Clarion ^ | September 3, 2014 | Gina Miller
    For many years I resisted joining Facebook. I looked at it with disdain, as nothing more than a do-it-yourself surveillance network, a government spy’s treasure trove, which, of course, it is. I finally decided it could also be a useful tool in sharing my columns and networking with fellow patriots. I knew I wouldn’t stupidly post information about myself that I didn’t want everyone and their dog to know, like photographs of my lunch and when and where I’m away from home at the moment (hello, house burglar!), so I broke down and joined last October. I quickly learned how...
  • 11-year-old to be expelled for bringing a virtual gun to a virtual school?

    09/02/2014 10:12:19 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 15 replies
    Badger Pundit ^ | 9-2-2014 | Badger Pundit
    Meet Melissa A. Horn. She’s the 40-year-old Wisconsin school principal who’s currently bullying an 11-year-old boy over a tiny picture of a gun and an American flag on the computer he uses only at home.The boy, Matthew, is “attending” — through distance learning, via computer — Wisconsin Virtual Learning, a 4K-12K virtual school run as an online pubic charter school by the Northern Ozaukee School District.Horn is its principal and executive director. For more on Horn, consult her LinkedIn page and her “Executive Director’s Message” in which she speaks about how, at Wisconsin Virtual Learning, “we pride ourselves in being...
  • Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

    09/02/2014 12:32:21 AM PDT · by setha · 24 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | September 1st, 2014 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    It's easy to mock video gamers as dorky loners in yellowing underpants. Indeed, in previous columns, I've done it myself. Occasionally at length. But, the more you learn about the latest scandal in the games industry, the more you start to sympathise with the frustrated male stereotype. Because an army of sociopathic feminist programmers and campaigners, abetted by achingly politically correct American tech bloggers, are terrorising the entire community – lying, bullying and manipulating their way around the internet for profit and attention.
  • Did iCloud's 'Find My iPhone' function help hacker steal 'nude' photos of Jennifer Lawrence

    09/01/2014 7:43:39 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 45 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 1 September 2014 | Paul Chavez and Zoe Szathmary and Sophie Jane Evans
    A flaw in the 'Find My iPhone' function of Apple's iCloud service may have helped a hacker to steal nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and '100 other celebrities', it today emerged. The hacker claims he or she broke into stars' iCloud accounts, including those of the Hunger Games actress, Kate Upton and Rihanna, before publishing them on 4chan, the image-sharing forum. A list of the alleged victims of the hack - 101 in total - has also been posted online; most of whom have not seen any photographs leaked by the hacker. A spokesman for Oscar winner Lawrence confirmed to...
  • World War Zero: How Hackers Fight to Steal Your Secrets

    08/30/2014 5:24:53 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 3 replies
    NSS Labs ^ | July, 2014 | Sam Frizell & Massimo Calabresi
    The Internet is a battlefield, the prize is your information, and bugs are the weapons Aaaron Portnoy started his hacking career when he was still in high school, at the Massachusetts Academy of Math & Science in Worcester, which not coincidentally was the institution he hacked. He did it as follows: Portnoy had a friend call one of the dorms, posing as tech support. The students were more than happy to give him their passwords. Hiding behind those borrowed accounts and routing his approach through proxies in various foreign countries, Portnoy wormed his way into the school’s network through a...
  • Ferguson turns protest into political power

    08/30/2014 4:54:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    MSNBC ^ | August 30, 2014 | Trymaine Lee
    FERGUSON, Missouri — Before Michael Brown’s death, all Taurean Russell wanted was to finish college, teach history and coach high school football. But that changed August 9, when photos of Brown’s lifeless body, shot by a cop and left sprawled in the street, kept appearing on social media. “I saw a dead body on my timeline. It kept appearing hour after hour and somebody said ‘I hope somebody gets up and does something about it,” said Russell, 30. “Then I heard his mother on TV say, ‘Why did they kill my son.’” Those words triggered something in Russell. He rallied...
  • Ready for the robot revolution?

    08/29/2014 7:37:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Computerworld ^ | Ahmed Banafa
    Progress in robotics, from drones to medical applications, is starting to come at a fast clip. Do you want your robot to cook your food, or just deliver it?The days of drones filling the sky and robots roaming in our streets are not far removed from reality anymore, and scenes from movies like Star Wars, Minority Report and I, Robot will be common soon. Just consider some of the ways that robots have started to permeate our lives. Start with Amazon, which is taking to drones in a big way. The online shopping giant started a new phase in high-tech...
  • The Thick Blue Line: More than race fuels the ‘Support Darren Wilson’ campaign

    08/28/2014 6:23:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Pasadena Weekly ^ | August 28, 2014 | Earl Ofari Hutchinson
    “Support Daren Wilson.” These three words emblazoned at the top of the GoFundMe website in support of the Ferguson, Mo, cop who gunned down Michael Brown said it all. In the span of less than 48 hours, nearly 5,000 donations were received and the site got tens of thousands of Facebook looks and tweets. The fund’s beleaguered sponsors pleaded for patience while they tried to respond to the flood of emails that poured in supporting Wilson. The organizers announced triumphantly that they’d raised three times more than their goal. This was no surprise. The instant Wilson was fingered as the...
  • Super: Federal grant funds plan to detect “misinformation,” “hate speech” on social media

    08/26/2014 6:25:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 25, 2014 | Mary Katharine Ham
    Well, this sounds interesting and probably sinister and open to manipulation: The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter. The National Science Foundation is financing the creation of a web service that will monitor “suspicious memes” and what it considers “false and misleading ideas,” with a major focus on political activity online. The “Truthy” database, created by researchers at Indiana University, is designed to “detect political smears, astroturfing, misinformation, and other social pollution.” The university has received $919,917 so far for the project. “The project stands...
  • White And Black People Just Aren't Friends. Numbers Don't Lie.

    08/26/2014 2:50:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 113 replies
    carbonated.tv ^ | August 26, 2014 | Lauren Burgoon
    'Some of my best friends are black!' You're probably lying. Do you have friends of another race? Statistically speaking, probably not.With so much racial unrest going on in America these days, it can be hard for people to understand the "other" side. Maybe it's because white Americans never walked a mile in a black friend's shoes -- or maybe because they have no black friends to begin with. Public Religion Research Institute found that whites' social networks are 91 percent white. Even more alarming, 75 percent of whites have a totally white social network. For a nation that prides itself...
  • The IRS Destroyed Lois Lerner’s Blackberry, Too

    08/26/2014 2:08:32 PM PDT · by mojito · 16 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8/26/2014 | Bryan Preston
    After Monday’s bombshell about the federal government’s system-wide email back-up system broke, there was yet another bombshell. The IRS “recycled” — destroyed — Lois Lerner’s hard drive in June 2011, just 10 days after Rep. Dave Camp had sent a letter to the IRS inquiring about the targeting of conservative groups that Lerner knew about and may have orchestrated. The IRS destroyed Lerner’s Blackberry device, too. Even though there is no suggestion that it ever “crashed,” as the agency claims about her hard drive. Even worse, the IRS destroyed Lerner’s Blackberry after it knew of the crash, and while the...
  • Michael Brown Scholarship Fund Will Honor Late Teen's Legacy, Help Siblings Attend College

    08/25/2014 7:24:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | August 21, 2014 | Kimberly Yam
    One organization is working to not only honor the achievements and legacy of the late Michael Brown, but to also help his younger siblings achieve what he didn't have the chance to. Brown, the unarmed black teen who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, earlier this month, was a recent high school graduate. He was scheduled to start classes at Vatterott College on Aug. 11, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, but was killed two days prior. The Wisconsin Hope Lab -- a program that researches ways to minimize barriers for students of all backgrounds...
  • Nearly $400,000 raised online for Ferguson cop who fatally shot teen

    08/25/2014 2:39:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown earlier this month, has gone underground since the controversial shooting, but his backers have been coming out in droves and many are showing their support by donating cash online. Almost $400,000 has been raised on the fundraising site gofundme.com for the six-year police veteran. After the first fundraising drive reached its goal of $234,000, a second page was established and has brought in more than $153,000 in four days. More than 9,000 people combined have contributed to the two fundraising pages....
  • Kim Kardashian & Jenner Sisters: Fury After They Text During VMA Ferguson Memorial (FReep poll)

    08/25/2014 10:07:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | August 25, 2014 | Elizabeth Wagmeister
    Kim Kardashian, Kendall and Kylie Jenner appeared to be texting and chatting during the Ferguson memorial at the 2014 VMAs, and fans are outraged. The famous sisters have caused a social media uproar for their insensitivity. Hollywood paid tribute to the town of Ferguson, Missouri, during the MTV Video Music Awards with the A-list audience observing a moment of silence for slain teenager Michael Brown, however Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner and Kendall Jenner appeared to be texting during the solemn moment. Read on to see the Twitter backlash, brought on by Kim, Kylie and Kendall. Kim Kardashian, Kylie Jenner &...
  • Capitalizing Off Tragedy: Michael Brown Merch Hits the Internet

    08/24/2014 5:59:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Blot Magazine ^ | August 20, 2014 | Matthew Keys
    The Internet is proving to be a lifeline for those seeking information about the ongoing investigation into the officer-involved fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager in an otherwise quiet suburban Missouri town. Unfortunately, the Internet is also serving as a reminder that will always be those who seek to make a dollar off the chaos and misfortune of others. The online merchant “TshirtLegend” is selling a “Justice for Mike Brown” t-shirt alongside other shirts that read “Let’s Get Nashty” and “I Want to Believe” on the online marketplace Etsy. Some online merchants have begun selling T-shirts and other merchandise...
  • Office Depot to close 165 stores this year; settles lawsuit for $80 million

    08/24/2014 3:45:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel ^ | August 5, 2014 | Marcia Heroux Pounds
    Boca Raton-based Office Depot said Tuesday it would close 165 stores during 2014 — up from the 150 estimated earlier this year — but stuck with a total count of 400 store closures through 2016, the company said. The office-supply retailer, which merged with OfficeMax last year in a $1.2 billion transaction, said it has completed its analysis of which stores will be closed across the U.S. and Canada. Locally, the retailer has closed two OfficeMax stores, in Coral Springs and Deerfield Beach. The company also announced on a conference call following its second-quarter earnings announcement that it has settled...
  • Repeated and Uncontrollable Failures (The unbearable sadness of climate activism)

    08/23/2014 4:28:42 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 22 replies
    Tim Blair Blog ^ | 8-16-2014 | Tim Blair
    The unbearable sadness of climate activism: Nicole Thornton remembers the exact moment her curious case of depression became too real to ignore. It was five years ago and the environmental scientist – a trained biologist and ecologist – was writing a rather dry PhD on responsible household water use. Fair enough. That would make anyone depressed. Thornton had always been easily upset by apathy towards, and denial of, environmental issues. But now she began to notice an oddly powerful personal reaction to "the small stuff" – like people littering, or neighbours chopping down an old tree. So, she's a bossy...
  • First Entirely 3D Printed Estate is Coming to NY, Including a 2400 Sqft House, Pool & More

    08/23/2014 2:35:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    3D Print.com blog ^ | August 20, 2014 | Eddie Krassenstein, CEO, AY.com, Web Developer, Domain Investor, Internet Marketer
    Building site of the first ever 3D printed estate in Gardiner, New York. New York City architect/contractor Adam Kushner begins construction of the first ever 3D printed estate, which features a 3D printed swimming pool, 4-bedroom, 2400 square foot home, and more. The 3D printer which will be a modified version of Enrico DiniÂ’s D-shape printer, will, if all goes as planned, eventually be able to automatically place rebar within the 3D printed house, as it prints. We have covered a lot of news concerning the 3D printing of houses, over the course of the last year or so. Whether...
  • I will not be returning to Ferguson ("Appalled" by his fellow journalists)

    08/23/2014 12:44:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Ryan L. Schuessler blog ^ | August 21, 2014 | Ryan Schuessler
    I had been on the ground helping Al Jazeera America** cover the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., since this all started last week. After what I saw last night, I will not be returning. The behavior and number of journalists there is so appalling, that I cannot in good conscience continue to be a part of the spectacle. **A clarification edit: I am not a full-time employee of any Al Jazeera branch or network. I am a freelance journalist who contributes to several media platforms. Things I’ve seen: -Cameramen yelling at residents in public meetings for standing in way...
  • Ferguson: Darren Wilson fans donate $150,000, outpace Brown supporters

    08/21/2014 5:24:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Los Angeles Times' Nation Now ^ | August 21, 2014 | James Queally
    An online fund created to raise money for the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who killed Michael Brown has amassed more than $150,000, outpacing a similar account for the slain man's family.. The GoFundMe.com account for Officer Darren Wilson reached that total in just three days, according to the website. About 3,900 people had donated $156,276 as of about 5 p.m. Central time on Thursday. The Brown fund, also on GoFundMe.com, has raised $133,783 in eight days from more than 4,900 people. The Wilson page's mission statement says: "We stand behind Officer Darren Wilson and his family during this trying time...
  • Media Magnet: What if we just pulled the plug on Ferguson?

    08/21/2014 3:00:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Fox News Media Buzz ^ | August 21, 2014 | Howard Kurtz
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)What if we all just went home? What if we turned off the cameras? Would the protestors disappear—especially all the out-of-town agitators who have descended on the Missouri town just to make trouble? The answer is, probably, yes—and yet that can’t and won’t happen. I’m not suggesting for a second that the killing of Michael Brown and the eruption of anger and violence in Ferguson isn’t a hugely important story. But we all know how the massive media machine, once it clanks into action, changes the very thing on which it is reporting. The journalistic invasion of Ferguson is absolutely...
  • Meet the Very White, Pro-Police Supporters of Darren Wilson, Online and in Ferguson

    08/19/2014 3:22:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    New York Magazine's Daily Intelligencer ^ | August 19, 2014 | Joe Coscarelli
    Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson has not yet been charged in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, and may never be. But just in case, there's already more than $30,800 raised in his name, "for any financial needs [Wilson and his family] may have including legal fees." In one day, the GoFundMe page "Support Officer Darren Wilson" has received more than 800 donations, well on its way to a fund-raising goal of $100,000. "He did his job correctly!" wrote Peter Ilica, who gave $100. "He needs the money now!" The page has become a virtual gathering space for those...
  • Islamic State Supporters Encourage Rioters In Ferguson

    08/19/2014 2:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 19, 2014 | Tristyn Bloom
    Islamic State supporters have taken to social media to encourage protesters in Ferguson to embrace radical Islam, the Daily Mail reports. “We have been fighting the oppressive, racist, US government FOR YOU for decades, yet you still call us terrorists! #Ferguson #ISISHERO,” tweeted @AmreekiWitness late Monday, whose account is “dedicated to raising awareness about the upcoming conquest of the Americas, and the benefits it has upon the American people.” Monday night’s riots were accompanied by a glut of pro-IS tweets decrying American injustice and calling on the black population to rise up and join them. “You were never free &...
  • 'To Do list' software

    08/19/2014 4:57:10 AM PDT · by maine yankee · 22 replies
    myself | 8/19/14 | vanity
    I need to create a rather long,involved punch list for a volunteer event. I need to be able to add,move, and remove tasks. I need to be able to assign or re-assign tasks to individuals. Any suggestions on a simple software package for the not-so-computer-illiterate person ?
  • Comic W. Kamau Bell ‘elected President Obama so that he would put his thumb on the scale’

    08/18/2014 10:18:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 18, 2014 | Staff
    W. Kamau Bell ✔ @wkamaubell Oops. I totally elected President Obama so that he would put his thumb on the scale. #MyBad #Ferguson Shaun Parker @partoftheproblm @wkamaubell I mean, it's not like the scale needs a little help re-balancing or anything... 3:52 PM - 18 Aug 2014 Asked at this afternoon’s press conference if he himself would travel to Ferguson, Mo., President Obama seemed to say “no” after a very lengthy answer to the question. Attorney General Eric Holder will travel to Missouri on Wednesday, but Obama said he couldn’t appear to “put a thumb on the scales” one way...
  • MICHAEL BROWN: A VERSION THE SHARPTONS AND JACKSONS OF THE WORLD DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT

    08/18/2014 7:56:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Hopelessly Partisan blog ^ | August 18, 2014 | Ken Berwitz
    Here, excerpted from an article at cnn.com, is a version of what happened between Michael Brown and Officer Darren Wilson that was called into Saint Louis' radio station KFTK. I assure you that the al sharptons and jesse jacksons of the world would rather you don't know a thing about it. But in this blog, we show all sides, so here it is: According to the account on St. Louis radio station KFTK, phoned in by a woman who identified herself as "Josie," the altercation on August 9 began after Officer Darren Wilson rolled down his window to tell Brown...
  • Rooster CCO Gavin McInnes Asked to Take Leave of Absence Following transphobic essay, boycott

    08/16/2014 5:24:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    AdWeek ^ | August 15, 2014 | Kristina Monllos
    Rooster chief creative officer Gavin McInnesGavin McInnes, chief creative officer of Rooster in New York, has been asked to take an indefinite leave of absence following the publication of a transphobic essay. Published earlier this week on Thought Catalog, "Transphobia is Perfectly Natural" has at publication received 2,082 comments. It has also sparked a "Boycott Rooster" movement, with Tumblr and Twitter accounts asking followers to let Rooster clients—Vans, Red Bull, Fox Sports and others—know they will not support companies that work with McInnes. "Gavin's views are his own and do not represent those of the company or its members," said...
  • Statement from the Family of Michael Brown & Their Attorneys

    08/15/2014 5:48:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 136 replies
    TwitLonger ^ | August 15, 2014 | Benjamin Crump, Esq. · @attorneycrump
    "Michael Brown’s family is beyond outraged at the devious way the police chief has chosen to disseminate piece mil information in a manner intended to assassinate the character of their son, following such a brutal assassination of his person in broad daylight. There is nothing based on the facts that have been placed before us that can justify the execution style murder of their child by this police officer as he held his hands up, which is the universal sign of surrender. The prolonged release of the officer’s name and then the subsequent alleged information regarding a robbery is the...
  • Ingraham Slams Obama: Difference Between Being President and a Salon.com Commentator

    08/15/2014 5:19:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 14, 2014
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On the opening “Talking Points Memo” segment of “The O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel on Thursday, fill-in host Laura Ingraham gave a scathing critique of President Barack Obama’s remarks on the unrest in Ferguson, MO. Ingraham argued it wasn’t the president’s place to say anything at this moment in time, especially since the facts of the case have not been laid out, which she said he has been prone to do in the past in similar situations. Partial transcript as follows: “There you have it -- the leader of the free world with sagging approval numbers jumping into...
  • Confessions Of A Russian Mail Order Bride

    08/14/2014 11:50:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Caveman Circus ^ | July 18, 2014
    What did you do before you joined the mail order service? I just graduated from college. Why get into it? I was young and didn’t have clear intentions, just curiosity What was the appeal to the US? Russians have a romanticized vision of US – that is free, cool, and a land of opportunity. What were your perceptions of the US before you came? Has your experience been anything like what you were expected since your divorce? Perceptions before I came were shaped by Hollywood – so white picket fence and two story house with two kids and a dog....
  • Ferguson police chief's wife calls African-Americans 'feral' in Facebook post, group claims

    08/14/2014 3:56:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The hacking collective known as Anonymous is trying to shine a light on the roots of the racial violence in a St. Louis suburb. On Aug. 13, the group published hours of alleged police dispatch tapes from the day Ferguson, Mo., police shot and killed unarmed teen Michael Brown. That same day, one of a handful of Twitter accounts claiming to be associated with the Anonymous group posted comments they say came from the wife of Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson. Speaking of people in Ferguson, a woman identified as Catherine Nardi wrote: "They are feral and violent. They murder...
  • Hackers have the names and Social Security numbers of Ferguson police. But should they share them?

    08/14/2014 3:48:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Washington Post's The Intersect ^ | August 14, 2014 | Caitlin Dewey
    A promotional image for Anonymous’s #OpFerguson.David, a.k.a. Pharoah, doesn’t hold a political office or opine for CNN. But this week, the 14-year-old hacker mounted what might have been one of the more personally damaging attacks against Ferguson, Mo.’s embattled police department: the name — and the address, and the Social Security number — of St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar. That’s not all. Pharoah, a self-proclaimed member of the loosely affiliated hacker collective Anonymous, has also obtained the name and Social Security number of a Ferguson police officer he believes was involved in 18-year-old Michael Brown’s fatal shooting last...