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  • How 3D Printing, Vertical Farming, and Materials Science Are Overhauling Food

    10/22/2019 5:34:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Singularity Hub ^ | October 20, 2019 | Peter H. Diamandis, MD
    Food. What we eat, and how we grow it, will be fundamentally transformed in the next decade. Already, indoor farming is projected to be a US$40.25 billion industry by 2022, with a compound annual growth rate of 9.65 percent. Meanwhile, the food 3D printing industry is expected to grow at an even higher rate, averaging 50 percent annual growth. And converging exponential technologies—from materials science to AI-driven digital agriculture—are not slowing down. Today’s breakthroughs will soon allow our planet to boost its food production by nearly 70 percent, using a fraction of the real estate and resources, to feed 9...
  • Someone Found Mitt Romney’s Secret Twitter Account And He’s Basically Your Crazy #Resistance Uncle

    10/21/2019 7:32:46 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 25 replies
    RedState ^ | October 21, 2019 | Bonchie
    Mitt Romney strikes again and it’s really good this time. After reports that he was working behind the scenes to gin up up support for impeachment, he denied it publicly and all of the establishment conservative media insisted we must trust him. I mean, does that sound like something Mitt Romney would do? Then there was his nonsensical rant on Syria last week, where he ignored essentially all the facts on the ground to demand we do something. I say something because he wasn’t brave enough to actually say what he wants done. One is left to assume he’s somewhere...
  • Advice on opening a Facebook account

    10/21/2019 5:12:59 AM PDT · by chrisser · 71 replies
    today | me
    I've managed to live without Facebook and Twitter. However, we're in a rural area and apparently Facebook Marketplace is the place to go for local classifieds for buying/selling and for offering/finding services. I need someone to haul some scrap metal off our property and have hit a brick wall trying to find someone through my small network of contacts (I'm at a new job at month 4). So I'm reluctantly considering opening a Facebook account, if only because the site's popups make it virtually unusable without one. I've also noticed a lot of local businesses don't have web sites in...
  • 7 burning questions about Amazon's new grocery chain

    10/20/2019 7:44:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Grocery Dive ^ | October 2, 2019 | Jessica Dumont and Jeff Wells
    The company has a blank slate to create a fresh, differentiated experience. But its success in a saturated industry is not guaranteed. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Amazon has signed more than a dozen leases for grocery stores in and around Los Angeles, citing anonymous sources close to the company. Amazon has not confirmed the news or released any information publicly, but if the reports prove accurate, its newest brick-and-mortar business could launch as early as the end of this year. But what will the chain really look like and how will it operate? What will it be...
  • Facebook wants a photo-ID

    10/18/2019 7:58:53 AM PDT · by McBuff · 30 replies
    Vanity | 10/18/19 | McBuff
    I just attempted to log into my Facebook account. Facebook is telling me that in order to access my account, I must provide them a Photo-ID. . .not just a photo, either. . .a photo ID. Of course, no way I'm doing that. My question is, has anyone else seen this? Is Facebook attempting to block conservatives with feigned security concerns and inordinate security requirements? Or, has someone hacked into Facebook or is this a phising hack attempt on me? Very strange. It only happens when I attempt to login to Facebook.
  • Report: Facebook partnering with Ray-Ban owner Luxottica to create AR glasses

    10/17/2019 8:08:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Malay Mail ^ | September 18, 2019
    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 18 — While Facebook is known to be developing its own set of augmented-reality glasses, CNBC reported yesterday that the company has partnered with Luxottica, the owner of eyewear brands including Ray-Ban, Oakley, and Coach, to launch a pair of smart specs “designed to replace smartphones” as early as 2023. Despite Snap’s Spectacles smart glasses not being notably popular among consumers, the brand’s parent company Facebook is still working hard to make such a device successful. While the company confirmed last year that it was developing its own in-house AR glasses, CNBC reported this week that it...
  • Nancy Pelosi took Trump's tweet about her "meltdown" and made it her Twitter cover photo

    10/17/2019 1:03:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | October 17, 2019 | Caitlin O'Kane
    A briefing with congressional leaders at the White House on Wednesday ended with insults, a walkout — and a meme. It was the first face-to-face meeting between President Trump and top Democrats since the impeachment inquiry began, and things got heated between the president and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The House had just passed a bipartisan resolution condemning Mr. Trump's abrupt decision to pull troops from Syria, and lawmakers were supposed to be discussing the deteriorating military situation there with the president. But top Democrats left the meeting early. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the president insulted House Speaker...
  • A manufacturer drives up sales and margins on Alibaba.com

    10/17/2019 12:43:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Digital Commerce 360 ^ | October 1, 2019 | Peter Lucas
    Gett Clean, a manufacturer of cleaning products, protects its margins and improves marketing through Alibaba.com, Gett Clean co-founder Evan Gettinger said at B2B Next 2019 today. Alibaba.com may not always be the first marketplace suppliers in the United States consider for building sales, but one supplier finding success selling through Alibaba is Gett Clean, a manufacturer of cleaning products. As a start-up, Gett Clean realized that a marketplace had to be part of its business model if it was to successfully compete against larger suppliers, as it lacked the resources and sales staff to achieve a global reach. What drew...
  • Pizza of the future? AI being used to make pizza at T-Mobile Park

    10/15/2019 5:38:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    KIRO-TV ^ | October 3, 2019 | Deedee Sun
    Artificial intelligence could be used to make your next pizza, if you order one at T-Mobile Park. A Seattle startup called Picnic has developed a machine capable of turning out hundreds of pizzas an hour. The CEO of the company said the machine can also help solve a staffing shortage in the food services industry. “You can make different pizzas, each one in a row,” said Clayton Wood, CEO of Picnic. The machine gets the pizza order from an iPad app that was developed in-house, at the company’s office and lab in Seattle’s Interbay neighborhood.
  • Trump in a landslide? This historically accurate model predicts exactly that

    10/15/2019 1:35:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Market Watch ^ | October 15, 2019 | Shawn Langlois
    President Donald Trump has a love/hate relationship with polls, surveys and predictions. He loves the ones that paint him in a positive light, and, of course, he hates all those “fake” ones that don’t. He’s going to absolutely adore this one. According to Moody’s Analytics, Trump is headed toward another four years in the White House. And, if the numbers are right, it won’t even be close. In fact, his Electoral College victory could very well be wider than the 304-227 margin he enjoyed over Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election. Since 1980, Moody’s has managed to nail...
  • THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE—STAR TREK USA.

    10/14/2019 1:50:20 PM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 27 replies
    Conservative Right Wing News ^ | 10/14/2019 | Jeffrey A. Friedberg
    [The coming site does not earn anything from ads or clickthroughs. It is purely informational, and message-based. I am unable to reproduce herein its photos and effects, so a clickthrough may be indicated.] ARTICLE: Like one of Captain Kirk’s nemeses, “The Doomsday Machine” — which was a mindless bio-mechanical robot — today’s New Socialist Democrat Party, appears to seek total destruction and consumption of America. Its bits and slivers. Every “normal” person apparently already knows this. I won’t hammer details. I’m here to point out that Captain James T. Kirk is not an exception. Kirk is a born conservative. And...
  • New-to-Houston concept tosses salad-making robots into the mix with rapid expansion

    10/14/2019 5:17:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Innovation Map ^ | September 23, 2019 | Sarah Hobson
    A healthy foods concept has selected Houston as its next spot to bring its salad-making robot — aptly named Sally. The Salad Station, a Louisiana-based restaurant group, has partnered with California-based Chowbotics to bring salad-making vending machines to Houstonians. Chowbotics invented Sally, which serves customizable, made-to-order salads, snacks, breakfast bowls, and grain bowls. Scott Henderson, founder and president of The Salad Station, tells InnovationMap that the discussion with Chowbotics about being the company's operational manager started in 2018. "In seven states, from Texas to Florida, The Salad Station does operations for Sally the robot," says Henderson. "We both have a...
  • AI by the numbers (58 million new jobs)

    10/14/2019 12:48:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Hewlett Packard Enterprise ^ | August 20, 2019 | Preston Gralla
    If you haven’t explored what AI can do for your business, here’s the latest research to get you thinking. Artificial intelligence is having a significant impact on mainstream business and computing after years of being in the hype cycle. Companies such as Amazon and Netflix have saved billions of dollars a year, and AI is expected to boost the global economy by trillions of dollars over the next several years. Concerns about AI's use remain, however, including security risks and biases it could introduce into hiring and society as a whole as well as bad decisions it might make due...
  • Impeachment Just A Smokescreen To Cover ‘Crowdstrike’ Imran Awan Controversy

    10/13/2019 8:44:45 PM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies
    thetrumptimes.com ^ | 9/29/2019 | ADMIN
    After years of unsuccessfully torturing republican witnesses for non-existent evidence that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia, the Democrats have tossed the entire investigation out the window. Instead they are focusing like a laser on the phone call President Trump had with the newly elected leader of the Ukraine. They want you to think that the big deal is the part that concerns Joe Biden. They tap-dance around the rest, hoping — since Democrats don’t pray — that nobody will notice the part about “Crowdstrike.” When you take a hard look at the history of the underlying controversy, it’s easy...
  • #WheresHunter becomes top trend online, thanks to viral Trump tweet

    10/12/2019 12:11:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Headlinez Pro ^ | October 12, 2019
    After President Trump posted the seek records from on his Twitter feed the day prior to this, hundreds of social media users answered with the hastily trending #whereshunter hashtag. One person posted the hashtag on a t-shirt, while others likened the take into narrative Hunter Biden, the son of frail vp and leading Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, to the fashionable young of us’s e-book series “The set’s Waldo?” An particular person named @Kentucky_Colonel tweeted the hashtag and a plan of Ukraine. Joe Biden’s youngest son is on the center of a widening scandal that started in July when Trump...
  • Amazon Workers May Be Watching Your Cloud Cam Home Footage [Bloomberg Link Only]

    10/10/2019 7:17:57 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    Bloomberg [Link in Body] ^ | October 10, 2019 | Natalia Drozdiak, Giles Turner and Matt Day
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  • ‘Oh s–t’: The moment FBI agents found Hillary Clinton emails on Anthony Weiner’s laptop

    10/08/2019 6:07:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The New York Post ^ | October 8, 2019 | Ebony Bowden
    FBI agents were stunned to find thousands of Hillary Clinton’s private emails while examining Anthony Weiner’s electronic devices for explicit text messages with a teen girl, a new book alleges. The agents called the discovery an “oh sh-t” moment as they combed through Weiner’s iPhone, iPad and laptop after it was revealed he had been sending inappropriate messages to a minor, journalist James B. Stewart claims in his new book “Deep State: Trump, the FBI, and the Rule of Law,” out Tuesday. Within hours of the Sept. 26, 2016, search warrant, FBI technicians noticed there were 340,000 emails on the...
  • DNC Wants Facebook to Censor Trump [semi-satire]

    10/08/2019 9:09:55 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 Oct 2019 | John Semmens
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has accused Facebook of allowing President Trump to "mislead the American people" and demanded that "action be taken to silence his propagation of lies." Facebook's vice president of global affairs and communications, Nick Clegg, said that "it is our policy to treat speech from politicians as newsworthy content that should, as a general rule, be seen and heard. In open democracies, voters rightly believe that, as a general rule, they should be able to judge what politicians say themselves." However, DNC CEO Seema Nanda complained that "Facebook has the means to protect people from being...
  • How I Got Kicked Out of a Facebook Group on Birth Control Side Effects

    10/06/2019 3:33:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    Natural Womanhood ^ | October 5, 2019 | Mike Gaskins
    Ever since I began my research on birth control side effects and health consequences for my book In the Name of the Pill, I have been shocked to learn how many women have not been properly warned about the real risks involved with taking factory-made steroids. A colleague of mine who I discuss these issues with said he often gets into discussions with women about these health risks, and I noticed that many of the conversations he was telling me about had happened online. So I couldn’t help but ask him, “How are you meeting so many women online?” He...
  • VIDEO: WARNING! Using the PBS App Can Suck Up Your Data

    10/05/2019 7:55:33 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 5, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO My wifi data usage for September more than doubled. After an investigation, I traced it to the PBS app I downloaded to my Amazon Fire TV that month in order to watch the Country Music documentary. That PBS app was using more than all my other apps on Fire TV put together despite the fact I spent at least 10 times as long watching YouTube videos. So can any techie type out there explain WHY the PBS app used so much data? In fact, I suspect that the PBS app was using data even when I wasn't watching...