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  • We're Gonna Need a Bigger Stray Voltage: Hillary Now Being Investigated Under the Espionage Act

    08/29/2015 3:51:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | August 28, 2015 | Ace
    This strikes me as, um, problematic, as all the kids say. An FBI "A-team" is leading the "extremely serious" investigation into Hillary Clinton's server and the focus includes a provision of the law pertaining to "gathering, transmitting or losing defense information," an intelligence source told Fox News. The section of the Espionage Act is known as 18 US Code 793. A separate source, who also was not authorized to speak on the record, said the FBI will further determine whether Clinton should have known, based on the quality and detail of the material, that emails passing through her server contained...
  • Trump & Palin Preview Worst Ticket Ever

    08/29/2015 11:51:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 29 2015 | Ben Collins
    On her fledgling, and embarrassingly low-tech, network, Sarah Palin interviewed Donald Trump, and managed a feat no journalist has yet. She made it boring.As in-focus civilians flowed up the Trump Tower taking selfies in the background, an inexplicably out-of-focus Donald Trump sought to explain his rising poll numbers on Sarah Palin’s janky new program on an unknown right-wing news network. “We’re bringing back—I use the term again, (as) it hasn’t been used in a long time—the silent majority,” he told Palin at the tail-end of her 10 p.m. newscast, On Point with Sarah Palin, on Friday night. Of course, Donald...
  • MIT builds a 3D printer that can use 10 materials at once

    08/29/2015 12:27:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Computerworld ^ | August 25, 2015 | Lucas Mearian
    Researchers were able to build the printer with off-the-shelf commodity parts for $7K.MIT researchers, using off-the-shelf components, have built a 3D printer capable of building with 10 photopolymer materials at once. And the school's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) said the researchers were able to build the printer for less than $7,000. That compares to systems that print with just three materials at one time and can cost $250,000. The MultiFab 3D printer works by mixing together microscopic droplets of photopolymers that are then extruded through inkjet printheads similar to those in office printers. The printing process is...
  • Website Crashes for Tiny TV Network in Advance of Its Donald Trump Interview (Sarah Palin)

    08/28/2015 4:56:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    Variety ^ | August 28, 2015 | Andrew Wallenstein, Co-Editor-in-Chief
    A website for a small cable network that will feature Sarah Palin talking with Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush crashed hours before the interviews were set to take place. Little-known One America News Network acknowledged the outage at 3:45 p.m. PT on Friday, citing widespread anticipation in the interviews. “So much interest in the interview of Donald J. Trump, Jeb Bush, and Ted Cruz tonight by Sarah Palin at 10 pm EST that you crashed the oann.com website! It will be up shortly – Thank you for the interest in One America News Network,” read the post. Despite...
  • Hillary Takes “Responsibility” for Email Abuses

    08/28/2015 7:24:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/28/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Just another time-honored trick from the Clinton playbook Now that her presidential campaign is taking on water, a disingenuous former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said this week that she was accepting “responsibility” for illegally using an insecure private Internet server to transmit emails containing top-secret classified U.S. government documents. Whatever that means in Clinton-speak. Hillary claimed previously that she was taking responsibility for the Benghazi fiasco in 2012 that left four Americans dead. Nothing happened to her. We still don’t even have an official cause of death for Ambassador Chris Stevens who was initially reported to have been ritualistically...
  • MSWord Help

    08/28/2015 7:06:57 AM PDT · by pabianice · 12 replies
    8/28/15
    I am using Office 2003. In Word, how do I change the font type and size (the default is Arial, size 10). Thanks, and yes, I know Office 2003 is old... so am I.
  • Announcing the 2015-16 Yahoo! Football Pick'em Fantasy League

    08/26/2015 12:54:27 PM PDT · by texas booster · 17 replies
    Yahoo! Fantasy Sports ^ | Aug 26 2015 | Texas Booster
    For about the 12th year, one of Free Republic's members is pleased to create a Yahoo! Pick'em Fantasy Football league. The league rules are simple: ** Pick the winners of each game ** Assign a confidence value to each game ** Post messages to each other on the message board that include bad puns ** Donate generously to Free Republic at the end of the season in the name of the top point earner That's about it. No drafting, no cash outlay except to Free Republic, and LOTS of Monday morning quarterbacking. It is a wonderful time waster that really...
  • Oops! State Dept. released Hillary e-mails with classified info from three different agencies

    08/26/2015 6:28:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/15 | Dan Calabrese
    None of which they had the authority to de-classify I’ve never had a very high regard for the State Department, mostly due to its tendency - regardless of who is president - to treat every issue that comes up as merely an imperative to spew diplomatic platitudes and do little else. It never occurred to me that the State Department was bereft with complete incompetence at every turn, but upon further reflection it explains a lot. And that certainly appears to be the case, as evidence by the clumsy joint effort of the John Kerry-led State Department and the Hillary...
  • Guess who had yet another secret, personal, email account. Nope, it’s not Hillary - it’s Lois Lerner

    08/25/2015 4:12:33 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/15 | Robert Laurie
    Not a smidgen. To date, we’ve been aware of two email accounts used by disgraced IRS official Lois Lerner. The first was her official government account and the second was a personal home account. Both have produced materials salient to the ongoing investigation into the IRS targeting of conservative groups….And they’re about to be joined by yet another address. HTML5 video is not supported! According to IRS attorney Geoffrey J, Klimas, Lerner a third email account has been uncovered from which Lerner was conducting official IRS business. As the Washington Times reports:
  • ‘Nothing Disqualifies Trump’ — What A Focus Group Tells Us About His Supporters

    08/25/2015 11:56:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 24, 2015 | Alex Pappas, Political Reporter
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. — “Nothing disqualifies Trump.” That was the takeaway of Frank Luntz, the public opinion guru, after leading a focus group Monday night of supporters of Donald Trump’s Republican presidential campaign.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) For two and a half hours, Luntz quizzed a group of current and past ardent Trump fans about their views on the businessman. He discussed the candidate’s past liberal stances and played past video of Trump saying provocative things about women. Yet when the focus group was over, not a single person who was planning to vote for him said they had changed their mind. At one point,...
  • Like all her other scandals, Clinton will escape unscathed from the email scandal

    08/25/2015 5:40:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 17 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/15 | Obie Usategui
    She will not suffer, I assure you, from being ousted as she will revert back to her missionary philanthropic Foundation ready to, once again, enrich herself and her darling husband For many, Hillary Clinton’s most recent scandal regarding the use of a non-government server for her personal email accounts while conducting highly sensitive and confidential government business may come as somewhat of a revelation in terms of the enormous publicity she has received given the potential consequences that may ensue from her actions, including but not limited to her being indicted on a criminal offense. For some, especially the young...
  • Bush Endorses Universal Surveillance [semi-satire]

    08/24/2015 10:51:25 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    In a bid to position himself as the "Big Brother" candidate in juxtaposition to what he characterized as the "Angry Uncle" candidacy of Donald Trump, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush called for an end to "private encryption of any and every kind." "When private individuals encrypt their communications it makes it difficult, if not impossible, for government authorities to carry out their jobs," Bush complained. The source of the problem, according to Bush, is the resistance of communications companies to the idea of providing a covert "back door" by which government officials can discretely access an individual's phone and email...
  • Net Microsoft, why don't you show when an Excel file hasn't been saver?

    08/24/2015 10:12:21 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 18 replies
    Freep | 8/23/2015 | CharlesOconnell
     Helios Software Solutions Text Pad is a serious company, "they make their money the OLD FAHSIONED way, they E.A.R.N. it" (instead of muscling the competition aside using monopolistic practices).  Text Pad shows when a file is unsaved by displaying an asterisk (*) in the title and tab.  The filename has an asterisk to signify that the file is unsaved.  Helios Software Solutions Text Pad is a serious company, "they make their money the OLD FAHSIONED way, they E.A.R.N. it" (instead of muscling the competition aside using monopolistic practices).  Text Pad shows when a file is unsaved by displaying an asterisk...
  • What's the best way to purchase audio books?

    08/24/2015 9:35:54 AM PDT · by bluescape · 25 replies
    I'm looking for a source for new audio books online. I might pay 20 dollars for an audio book that I really want to hear as opposed to some older books available for free online. Lovecraft and other public domain. But I want to make sure I get a simple MP3 that I can move and save all I want. Not a kindle or apple file that only play on certain tablets and are near impossible to back up or save. I have an account on Amazon, but I not sure what I'll be getting for 20 dollars. There must...
  • Exclusive: The OPM breach details you haven't seen

    08/23/2015 6:26:02 PM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    FCW Federal Computer Week ^ | August 21, 2015 | Sean Lyngass
    An official timeline of the Office of Personnel Management breach obtained by FCW pinpoints the hackers' calibrated extraction of data and the government's step-by-step response. It illuminates a sequence of events that lawmakers have struggled to pin down in public hearings with Obama administration officials. The timeline makes clear that the heist of data on 22 million current and former federal employees was one sustained assault rather than two separate intrusions to steal background investigation data and personnel records. The document, which bears the seals of OPM and the Department of Homeland Security, is dated July 14 and was prepared...
  • MIT’s MultiFab 3D Printer Is One Giant Leap Towards a Real-Life Replicator

    08/22/2015 3:29:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | August 21, 2015 | Andrew Liszewski
    One day 3D printers will be able to churn out working electronics and fully-functional machines, instead of just plastic parts. And that day is now slightly closer with MIT CSAIL’s MultiFab 3D printer that can use ten different materials to build working devices in a single print run. For 3D printers to fully realize their Star Trek ‘replicator’ potential they can’t just be one part of the manufacturing process, they need to do it all. The holy grail of 3D printing is to one day let anyone recreate any device with a simple button press. We want to be able...
  • Courting Ashley Madison Cases? Some Plaintiffs Lawyers Demur

    08/20/2015 4:21:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The National Law Journal ^ | August 20, 2015 | Katelyn Polantz and Amanda Bronstad
    The AshleyMadison.com hack, which unleashed onto the Internet yesterday nearly 40 million names and email addresses of possible users who sought extramarital affairs, isn’t sexy enough for many plaintiffs lawyers. Reason No. 1: It’s a matter of taste. “Every one of your clients is from day one on record being a liar and a cheat,” said Thomas Loeser of Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro. “I can’t think of a less desirable client.” After most online data hacks, class action suits materialize within days from plaintiffs firms that carry the cause. That hasn’t happened in the Ashley Madison hack. To some prominent...
  • Google Technology will elect next president

    08/20/2015 9:28:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/20/15 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, an Obama-ravaged American public should brace itself. With Google power out in full force, it is all but inevitable that Hillary Clinton will be sworn in as the 45th US President, ready or not Burning question no one’s asking about the ongoing Hillary Clinton secret email scandal: Why would a seasoned politician whose portfolio includes serving as President Barack Obama’s Secretary of State hire a Mom & Pop type operation to handle her emails when Search Engine Giant Google—including Teddy Goff Obama campaign’s digital director—is already managing the technology end of her presidential campaign? Google doesn’t operate from a...
  • Hillary on whether she wiped her server clean: ‘Like with a cloth or something?’

    08/19/2015 5:56:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/19/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Toilet paper would have made more sense Just remember: This is merely the primary campaign season, and an early phase of it at that. Any of you thinking of actually voting for this woman, we’re in for four years of this crap if she somehow gets herself elected. I don’t know if I can take it. I don’t know if anyone can. The slavish devotion to the talking-point denial is really quite something. No matter how much we’ve learned to the contrary, Hillary just sticks to her story. Whatever do you mean? What I did was completely allowed. It was...
  • India seeks Israeli help to become next “Start Up Nation”

    08/18/2015 10:50:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 18, 2015 | Vijeta Uniyal
    Israel trains India’s future technology and business leaders.While Europe has been busy targeting Israeli researchers, artists and filmmakers in recent days, Asian countries like India, China and Japan are taking tangible steps strengthening its ties with Israel. Last week Norwegian Film festival rejected an Israeli film dealing with disability on the grounds that it “did not deal with occupation” or “discrimination of Palestinians.” In Spain, a music festival barred the Jewish-American reggae star Matisyahu for refusing to comply with the demands of the organizers to publically denounce Israel and endorse the “Palestinian cause” — in keeping with the best traditions...
  • Number of Hillary emails flagged for ‘potentially’ classified material jumps to 305

    08/18/2015 9:35:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/18/15 | Robert Laurie
    Out of options. Earlier today, Dan discussed how 60 of Hillary’s secret emails have been released after being heavily redacted to weed out classified material. 6 of them contained highly sensitive material, while the rest fell under the somewhat less hush-hush categories of “secret” or “sensitive.” Those emails are part of an ongoing search through the archive of 30,000 messages that Mrs. Clinton decided not to delete from her infamous private server. They’re also just the tip of the iceberg. As the Washington Times reported today, the number of emails flagged for containing potentially classified material has ballooned to over...
  • From out of the bathroom closet straight into the toilet

    08/18/2015 9:17:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/18/15 | Judi McLeod
    Hillary’s email saga: You have to go all the way to England—at least digitally—to learn that Hillary Clinton’s secret emails were hidden in a bathroom closet. Politically correct ‘progressives’ (Marxists running the Democrat Party) fling the word ‘inappropriate’ with great ease when describing deeds supposedly done by dissident enemies. Canada Free Press (CFP) would use this term in describing Hillary’s bathroom emails: “How apropos!”
  • Something Great on Win XP: You Could Record What is Playing

    08/18/2015 3:09:43 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 14 replies
    Freep | 8/18/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    Win 7 tried to stop piracy, by disabling a feature of Win XP: You can run recording software that picks up on what is coming in over the speakers.Wouldn't it be great if they had got rid of this on Win 10?There are still some Win XP computers on CraigsList, they're dirt cheap, yes, they're enormous, but I just keep it under the dresser, some time when I need to be able to record something I'm picking up on a podcast or youtube, it works great, it's nearly free.
  • Whoa: ABC reports it’s ‘highly likely’ there’s a complete backup of Hillary’s e-mail server

    08/17/2015 7:29:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 76 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/17/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Which apparently contains at least 60 classified messages. Game over. Recipes. Yoga routines. Chelsea’s wedding plans. That’s the stuff Hillary says she deleted from her homebrew e-mail server because, hey, why would anyone care about that? Everything work-related, she had her staff print out (!) and she handed it over to the State Department. That’s it. It’s all there. There’s nothing else. None of it was classified. And she can’t wait for you to read it. That’s been her story all along, so if it turns out there was a backup of her entire server kept by the company that...
  • Hillary Clinton and the Needle in the Haystack

    08/15/2015 6:00:02 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 23 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | August 15, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    For over a year, the press has been minimizing its coverage of the Hillary Clinton email server issue, as Congress and the conservative media have been trying to get to the truth of the matter. The facts, as shared, are simple enough: As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton chose to violate the law and route all of her email traffic, both personal and work-related, through a private email server in her home in Chappaqua, New York. This kept the emails out of the security and record retention protocols of the federal government, and potentially added an additionally severe crime if...
  • What Is A Social Justice Warrior (SJW)?

    08/14/2015 5:02:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Roosh V ^ | Roosh
    Social justice warriors believe in an extreme left-wing ideology that combines feminism, progressivism, and political correctness into a totalitarian system that attempts to censor speech and promote fringe lifestyles while actively discriminating against men, particularly white men. They are the internet activist arm of Western progressivism that acts as a vigilante group to ensure compliance and homogeny of far left thought. The true definition of SJW is up for debate, but most generally it has become a catch-all term that describes feminists and liberals who actively try to solve the perceived social injustices of modern society by organizing in online...
  • Donald Trump scrutinised on link to alleged Australian pyramid scheme (Misleading headline)

    08/14/2015 3:11:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Australian Financial Review Magazine ^ | August 14, 2015 | John Kehoe
    Donald Trump's endorsement of a phone marketing company pursued by the Australian consumer watchdog for allegedly operating as a pyramid scheme, has put the American presidential candidate's business dealings under new scrutiny. Mr Trump earned more than a $1 million from promoting ACN, a North Carolina multilevel marketing firm that the former reality TV show host trumpeted as making "amazing" video phones. "I simply can't imagine anybody using this phone and not loving it," Mr Trump reportedly said in 2011, as part of a promotion tied to the Celebrity Apprentice show he fronted. However, the video phone failed to be...
  • Litany for the conversion of internet thugs

    08/14/2015 11:10:46 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 9 replies
    Fr. Z's Blog ^ | (unknown) | Father Zuhlsdorf
    A work in progress. I am willing to take some intelligent suggestions and additions. Litany for the conversion of internet thugs. (private use only, and when truly irritated, and when the alternative is foul language) Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us. God, the Son, Redeemer of the World, have mercy on us. God, the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us. Lest internet thugs be eternally tormented by all the fiends of hell, convert...
  • Dear Fox News

    08/14/2015 9:37:23 AM PDT · by Fhios · 44 replies
    8/14/2015 | Vanity
    Dear Fox News. Please get rid of Geraldo Rivera. I can't watch the 5 anymore. Bring the drunk guy back. He never made any sense either, but he was quieter. The 5 used to be my favorite talking head show. Now it's a screaming head show. I vote for Camille Paglia to replace Geraldo. At least we'll gain some understanding of progressive liberalthink thinking.
  • Salon: Mouthpiece of the Racist Left

    08/14/2015 5:10:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/14/15 | Matthew Vadum
    One of America's ugliest opinion forums The racist Left has found a home at the radical commentary website, Salon, which routinely and viciously attacks conservatives and other patriotic Americans for their beliefs while promoting racist causes like the Black Lives Matter movement. Salon is the voice of the violent mob in the street; at times it makes the small-c communist Nation magazine seem like a bastion of common sense. Its contributors claim white people, especially conservatives, emerge from the womb hating black people. To reinforce this ugly lie, Salon tries to silence those who threaten the Left and the racial-grievance...
  • (Vanity) Of Hillary, Emails, and National Security

    08/13/2015 4:57:12 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 12 replies
    original content | 8-13-2015 | grey_whiskers
    The ratchets have been turning lately on Nurse Ratched Hillary Clinton, over allegations of classified emails having been left on a private server. The Hillary camp is claiming this is a big bunch of nothing, that the server has been wiped clean, and that, besides, the emails were not marked as classified at the time she sent them. So, what's the big deal? Let's take a step back: outside of the election year, outside of partisan politics, and into the world of classified material. Some of the material itself is classified Top Secret. What's that mean? It sounds like James...
  • Platte River Networks Clinton email handler executive is a Fox TV regular

    08/13/2015 4:46:12 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/15 | Judi McLeod
    Guess Fox was too gung-ho in sending Megyn Kelly gunning for Donald Trump to notice The vice president of sales and marketing for the company that is now part of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email system is a Fox News TV regular. Platte River Networks Vice President of Sales & Marketing David DeCamillis has a “regular live monthly spot as a Tech Expert for Fox 31 TV on their morning show.” (Platte River Networks) “What can we say, the guy was meant for TV,” the Denver company boasted about DeCamillis after one of his regular Fox stints last...
  • State Dept: Looks like someone in Hillary’s inner circle stripped classifications from e-mails

    08/13/2015 3:28:01 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 61 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/15 | Dan Calabrese
    That's a felony. Hillary’s people have for some time now been riding this classic Clinton line with respect to classified information moving through her completely insecure homebrew e-mail server. She didn’t send or receive any e-mails that were marked classified at the time. I’m having a flashback: It depends what the meaning of the word is is. If is means isn’t now and never was, then . . . But remember, that’s Bill. He’s the guy who can steal your clothes and still sell you a cleaning ticket. Hillary is nowhere near as good at lying, which is funny because...
  • 3D printer supplier announces launch of project on Kickstarter (CNC engraving, laser-cutting & PCB)

    08/12/2015 3:25:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | August 12, 2015 | Zhuhai CTC Electronic Co., Ltd
    ZHUHAI, China, Aug. 12, 2015 /PR Newswire/ -- Zhuhai CTC Electronic Co., Ltd, a leading 3D printer manufacturer in China, announced the debut of its latest multi-functional 3D printer, the Formaker, on the world's biggest crowdfunding platform Kickstarter, kicking off a 30-day crowdfunding campaign. The Formaker, priced at US$999 on the crowdfunding platform, deploys a modular design and integrates four powerful functionalities: high-precision 3D printing, CNC engraving, laser cutting and PCB etching, making the printer one of the most compelling and dedicated multi-functional desktop devices available in the market. Weighing in at 26 lbs., the Formaker features a robust metal...
  • Lady Justice will never catch up to a presidential-bound Madam Clinton

    08/12/2015 7:50:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/12/15 | Judi McLeod
    People who “voluntarily” relinquish” documents they shouldn’t have in the first place should always remain suspect Only the hopelessly gullible would believe that Hillary Clinton has volunteered to willingly surrender her private email server to “authorities”. Mainstream media reporting the latest on the Hillary email controversy would have been far more honest and accurate had they reported that Clinton handed over her private email server only after all it contained had been scrubbed, scoured, whitewashed and edited. Hillary would NEVER have turned over to authorities anything that would implicate her signature cunning and dishonesty. “Hillary Clinton agreed to turn over...
  • Confusing Treasure for Junk in Linuxland

    08/12/2015 6:38:55 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 10 replies
    FOSSForce ^ | 11 August 2015 | Ken Starks
    Growing up in a rural farm and ranch environment, life was a bit different for us kids. Attending school outside the rural lifestyle was nothing if not uncomfortable. Often times, it was close to humiliating. We wore Levi 501s before it was cool to wear Levi 501s. They were considered “farmer pants” or “idiot jeans.” That reference was a jab at those who needed to button their pants because zippers were too complex to figure out. When we were old enough, we would drive our old pickup trucks to school. Everyone else was driving sleek or stylish cars. More than...
  • John Kerry claims his computer has been hacked, Chinese are ‘very likely’ reading his email

    08/11/2015 5:27:10 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 35 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 08-11-2015 | Twitchy Staff
    John Kerry claims his computer has been hacked, Chinese are ‘very likely’ reading his email
  • WACKER Announces New Silicone 3D Printing Technology

    08/11/2015 12:44:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    3D Print ^ | August 11, 2015 | Scott J. Grunewald
    While several companies have developed 3D printing materials and processes with similar properties capable of simulating silicone, so far 3D printing with actual silicone materials hasn’t been possible. However, 100 year old chemical manufacturing giant WACKER CHEMIE revealed in their recently released Q2 Report that their WACKER SILICONES division has developed new technology making it possible to use silicone 3D printing materials with additive manufacturing technology. The new technology was developed alongside German product development company Ingenieure GmbH, and will have applications in markets as diverse as the medical industry, automotive parts, contact lenses and consumer products. The reason that...
  • Top Hillary aide Cheryl Mills: I’ve been told to destroy my e-mails

    08/10/2015 7:10:56 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/10/15 | Dan Calabrese
    So a judge asks the government to kindly ask her not to... Now this can’t be, can it? A Clinton aide blatantly destroying evidence in a criminal investigation? That would never happen. OK, I’ll wait for you to stop laughing. This is the level of absurdity we’ve reached in the Hillary e-mail boondoggle, except that this doesn’t even really quite cover it. Because not only is Cheryl Mills destroying e-mails she’s supposed to be handing over, but the federal judge who issued the order is now sadly reduced to pleading with the Obama Administration to please ask her not to....
  • Anonymous to Protest Saturday in 35 US Cities — Threaten Cops, ‘No Mercy for Murderers’

    08/08/2015 2:35:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | August 8, 2015 | Lana Shadwick
    A YouTube video message purportedly by the group Anonymous has issued a warning for U.S. police chiefs, Waller County police, and in particular, the Waller County Sheriff’s Department. In a threatening demand, the group told the Waller Sheriff’s Office, “We all know where you live. No mercy for murders.” The group plans protests in 35 cities throughout the U.S. on Saturday, August 8th. They pledge on August 8th to “rage against the corrupted system that killed Sandra Bland and continues to commit injustice across this country.” The group demands that Texas DPS trooper Brian Encinia, who stopped and arrested Bland...
  • Windows 10 appears to be mainly spyware - I'm uninstalling Windows 10 and going back to Windows 7

    08/08/2015 8:29:27 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 92 replies
    August 8, 2015 | Vanity
    Last weekend I loaded Windows 10 on an old laptop I rarely use. I immediately noticed several privacy issues with new open windows (pun intended) for spying on what I do, where I go and what I say online. After reading some to the reviews and discussions I think it's time to revert back to Windows 7 ASAP. Thanks, but no thanks Microsoft! The police state is doing a fine job without any additional help from you and me. I haven't turned the laptop on since I loaded Windows 10, but the next time I do, it will be for...
  • Plus-Mfg’s +1000k Multi Material Metal 3D Printer Shows Its Power

    08/08/2015 12:55:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    3D Print ^ | August 6, 2015 | Eddie Krassenstein
    ItÂ’s been close to six months since we initially covered the Covington, Kentucky-based company Plus-Mfg and their unique take on metal 3D printing. Whereas other companies use lasers to sinter or melt metal powders one layer at a time, Plus-Mfg takes a different approach, combining old technology with new. Unveiling their +1000k 3D printer in March of this year at Automate 2015 in Chicago, Plus-Mfg impressed many within the crowd. The +1000k uses inert gas shielded arc welding technology to rapidly print using multiple metal materials, one layer at a time. When compared to other technologies such as direct metal...
  • Cool Conspiracy Theory About How Billionaires Have Already Chosen Ted Cruz to Be the Next President

    08/07/2015 8:20:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Science of Us ^ | August 7, 2015 | Jesse Singal
    Update: Someone who says he was present at the interview emailed me, worried people would believe this theory. I've pasted his note after the post.If you're a connoisseur of conspiracy theories like I am, when a new one comes along it's interesting to ask not only what it claims, but how it claims it — that is, what are the intricate details that make it more likely to be believed and passed on? There was a really interesting example sitting at the top of r/AMA, the (much) smaller of Reddit's two "Ask Me Anything" subreddits: "Ted Cruz: The Next American...
  • Ultimate 90s thread

    08/07/2015 6:40:03 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 43 replies
    EEE | 07 AUGUST 2015 | EEE
    Post your favorite 90s memory, song, movie, TV show, here!
  • Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and you-know-who won the Google search war

    08/06/2015 9:29:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | August 6, 2015 | Philip Bump
    It will be interesting to see what the TV ratings for Thursday night's presidential primary debate look like once they come out. It started out with enormous intensity, but quickly faded. It's pretty safe to assume that viewership did, too. We can see one potential point to reinforce that. The most Googled candidate in the debate at any point was Ted Cruz -- with 67 percent more searches at his peak than the next most-searched candidate's peak....
  • Distinct Title Bar - Win10

    08/06/2015 12:19:21 PM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    Freep | 08/06/2015 | Charles O'Connell
    One thing that would be cool, if they could fix it, is to allow you to make the title bar real distinct. Win7, at least in my enterprise installation, doesn't let you. In Win 3.1, I could make a red-to-yellow gradient on the active window title bar, where it says the application program name or the file title. Then you could easily see which is the active window.
  • Rupert Murdoch to Trump: hey… sorry about that “embarrassment” thing, okay?

    08/05/2015 1:23:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 5, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    It was only a few weeks ago when media honcho and Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter and asked when Donald Trump was going to stop being an embarrassment to his friends and to the whole country. That exchange elicited a rather negative response from The Donald (who seems to have a team monitoring the entire planet for any time anyone mentions his name and is never shy about firing back) and the situation has been simmering ever since. That seems to have come to an end last week, when Murdoch reached out to the GOP frontrunner for...
  • Eco-friendly 3D printed supercar

    08/04/2015 8:18:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 4, 2015 | Ben Gruber
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) A California automotive start-up is hoping their prototype supercar will redefine car manufacturing. The sleek race car dubbed 'Blade' didn't come off an assembly line - but out of a 3D printer. Kevin Czinger of Divergent Microfactories has spent most of his career in the automotive industry. One day he realized that no matter how fuel-efficient or how few tailpipe emissions the modern car has, the business of car manufacturing is destroying the environment. "3D printing of metal radically changes that. By looking at 3D printing not for that overall structure but to create individual modular structures that can...
  • Why Does Windows Seven Constantly Churn My Hard Disk ?

    08/03/2015 3:18:07 PM PDT · by jimt · 59 replies
    self ^ | 8/3/15 | jimt
    Why does my cheapo Dell Inspiron netbook have continuous hard disk activity when idle ? Not only during actual usage, but ALL the time - like now ? I've been an MS OS user since DOS 3.3. But with MS's current massive invasion of privacy (Windows 10) and seeing constant, non-stop disk activity when there's no reason for it, I don't trust Windows 7 either. What gives ?
  • The World’s Biggest Free Form 3D Printer Is Being Used to Build Houses

    07/30/2015 6:40:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | July 30, 2015 | Adam Clark Estes
    The dream of 3D printing buildings is not a new one and, typically, it’s not a pretty one either. However, the visionaries at Branch Technology, a startup founded by architects in Chattanooga, Tennessee, want to change that—and they’ve built the world’s largest free form 3D printer to do it. The Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce flew me down to Tennessee to check out its gigabit internet and innovative startups. They paid for my hotel and fed me candied bacon.Branch’s mission is simple: Use 3D printing technology to create walls of any shape out of conventional construction materials. Building houses like this...