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  • Man Guilty of Owning Sexy Images of Cartoon Children

    10/20/2014 7:39:44 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 29 replies
    Reason ^ | Oct. 20, 2014 | Lenore Skenazy
    A man in Britain has been convicted for his fantasies. Robul Hoque, 39, was found guilty of downloading "prohibited images" of cartoon girls, some in school uniforms, doing dirty deeds. The fact that these manga drawings are available on legitimate sites did not sway the judge. Nor did the fact that—oh yeah—there were no actual humans in the pictures. No humans. So how old, exactly, is a cartoon? Is the cartoon 7, or 9, or just shy of 18? Trick question: A cartoon doesn't have an age, because a cartoon is never born. The life meter never started ticking. If...
  • OS X Yosemite: Yay or Nay

    10/18/2014 9:33:39 PM PDT · by This Just In · 71 replies
    October 18, 2014 | This Just In
    Good day. I downloaded the new and improved OS, OS X Yosemite. At first blush, there are some features I miss about Mavericks, but I need to waste.....I mean, spend more time with Yosemite. It's too early to say "yay" or "nay", or perhaps the conclusion won't be so black and white, unless you're a "I HATE! all things Apple...including those snobby Mac Users", of course. What say you about OS X Yosemite? Any pointers/advice/recommendations by you techies out there?
  • A grassroots Republican rancher fights an establishment Leftist with mobile technology

    10/16/2014 11:41:29 AM PDT · by forty_years · 4 replies
    Self ^ | 10/16/2014 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    Question: How does a grassroots Republican rancher fight an establishment Leftist incumbent swimming in limousine liberal money? Answer: With a grassroots campaign and by leveraging new mobile app technology. Jeff Byrd, a Republican running for New Mexico's 3rd congressional district (U.S. House) against one of the most liberal Democratic incumbents in the House, Rep. Ben Ray Luján, got a bit of help from a small tech firm located in Albuquerque.The Albuquerque-based tech firm microIT Infrastructure, LLC, released of a free mobile app for the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and iTouch platforms in support of Jeff. The app can be download in...
  • Why the rise of cosplay is a bad sign for the U.S. economy

    10/10/2014 4:58:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Week ^ | October 9, 2014 | James Pethokoukis
    Dressing up like Wolverine or Cersei Lannister is probably more fun than scouring the classifieds for menial jobs. Imagine you're a college graduate stuck in a perpetually lousy economy. That's a problem Japanese twenty-somethings have faced for more than 20 years. Two decades of stagnation after the collapse of the 1980s real-estate and stock bubbles — combined with labor laws making it tough to fire older workers — have relegated vast numbers of Japanese young adults to low-paying, temporary contract jobs. Many find themselves living with their parents well into their twenties and beyond, unmarried and childless. Then again, they...
  • Lego to scrap Shell deal after Arctic protest [by Greenpeace]

    10/09/2014 9:15:40 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | October 9, 2014
    From Greenpeace’s “Save the Arctic” page. COPENHAGEN — Danish toy maker Lego said Thursday it won’t renew a deal allowing Shell to hand out Lego sets at its gas stations in some 30 countries, following a viral campaign protesting Arctic drilling. Environmental activists Greenpeace launched in July a video showing an Arctic landscape with a Shell drilling platform made of Lego bricks covered in oil. Lego CEO Joergen Vig Knudstorp said the protest “may have created misunderstandings among our stakeholders,” adding the company didn’t want to be embroiled in the environmental campaign. The world’s largest toy maker “should never...
  • Media: Blocking Travel From Ebola Countries Is Racist

    10/08/2014 1:09:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 8, 2014 | Staff
    That didn’t take long. Mere weeks into the U.S. Ebola scare, and liberal media personalities are already playing the race card. Would a ban on travel from countries struggling to contain Ebola actually work? Maybe, maybe not. But that doesn’t matter, apparently. The real problem with the travel ban is that it’s obviously racist:(VIDEO-AT-LINK)MSNBC’s Toure Neblett called the idea of a travel ban “immoral.” If you’re unfamiliar w/ Neblett, you’re not alone. His programming appears on MSNBC, which not very many people watch. But since Neblett has dabbled in 9/11 Trutherism, he’s clearly the best person to ask about the...
  • Subject: Send Me Money Or Else! (Mostly satire ... I hope)

    10/05/2014 3:36:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 5, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    I’ve had my fill of the pleas for money that have been filling up my email in-box, and that’s saying something – as a lawyer, I usually have a great respect for people demanding money. This is bipartisan insanity – both sides are going nuts. I’m getting stuff that’s clearly not meant for me. Just take a look at what came in earlier today – I think somebody mad at my conservative Twitter musings put me on a list for Democrat millennials. I’m just not sure the Democrats truly get know their target demographic: From: Joe Biden Subject: Bro, I...
  • Out: Far Left 9/11 Truthers. In: Far Left ISIS Truthers

    10/04/2014 5:50:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    PJ Media's Ed Driscoll ^ | October 4, 2014 | Ed Driscoll
    Al Gore was driven (further) insane when he lost to GWB in 2000, going from a man who attacked Bush #41 in 1992 for not removing Saddam Hussein from power, to demonizing Bush #43 for removing Saddam Hussein from power, and smearing his supporters as “digital brownshirts.” Gore, whose political career was reborn in 1989, when he made an about-face from a relatively conservative Democrat in the 1980s to comparing global warming to “An Ecological Kristallnacht” in a New York Times op-ed, sold his Current TV channel to Al Jazeera, owned by the ISIS-funding petro-state Qatar for $500 million at...
  • George Zimmerman Still Faces Hate Crime Violations for Shooting Trayvon Martin?

    10/04/2014 1:51:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | October 3, 2014
    George Zimmerman may already be destitute and homeless due to the shooting of Trayvon Martin, a Federal Justice Department investigation into whether or not Zimmerman committed civil rights violations has the potential to put him behind bars. In a related report by The Inquisitr, Robert Zimmerman is planning a Zimmerman family reality TV show and a line of self-defense products called Brand Z. A producer named Beth Marshall is working on a series of plays as a tribute to Trayvon Martin, and she claims Martin would be still be alive today if he was white like her own son. The...
  • Facebook Lunatic Returns With Escalated Threats Toward President Obama

    10/01/2014 8:59:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Crooks and Liars blog ^ | October 1, 2014
    Everest Wilhelmsen is back, and he's just as determined as ever to "oust" President Obama from office. (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On the day that the head of the Secret Service resigned for amazing lapses in security around the President, it seems fitting that Everest Wilhelmsen would reappear with a renewed call to 'remove the usurper' from the White House. Yes, he's a nut. But he's a nut who managed to raise $118,000 from fellow nuts toward his quest to remove the Kenyan usurper. I'm less bothered by his birtherism and more bothered by his insistence that Obama should be "captured" and arrested. There...
  • Vanity: AVG threat warning (constant pop-ups from AVG)

    09/30/2014 6:23:23 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 25 replies
    me | 9-30-14 | TZ
    I get threat:"Virus found Win32/Patched| object name: c\Windows\System32\rpcss.dll process name: C\Windows\Systems32\SearchProtocoHost.exe but when I try to remove the alleged threats, I get "file can't be removed because it's critical for operating system
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson: Just Trust Me On Those Things I Said, OK?

    09/29/2014 7:40:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 27, 2014 | Mollie Hemingway
    Popular scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson responded publicly to an email sent by Sean Davis of The Federalist. You can read it in its entirety on Facebook. To quickly review the situation that’s been unfolding in recent weeks, Sean found significant problems in various claims that Tyson makes as part of his public presentations on science. A newspaper headline touted for years by Tyson likely doesn’t exist. The exact quote he uses to bash members of Congress as being stupid also doesn’t exist. The details within one of Tyson’s favorite anecdotes — a story of how he bravely confronted a judge...
  • The Internet Tax is an Unfair Revenue Grabber

    09/29/2014 9:03:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/29/14 | Alan Joel
    This is no "Marketplace Fairness Act". It is an atrocity. The Internet Tax is an “Unfair” Revenue Grabber. Discussion began heating up again about the “internet tax” last week when lawmakers pushed back the moratorium on Internet access taxes—set to expire on Nov. 1—until mid-December during the lame-duck session. In the meantime, let’s call it out for what it really is: a revenue grabber masquerading as “fairness”. Last year the Senate passed the online sales tax bill, formally known as the “Marketplace Fairness Act”. There is nothing fair about this act. It is a back-door way for states to add...
  • Why the Internet of Things Could Become a Privacy Headache

    09/29/2014 4:52:13 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 2 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 9/29/14 | Steve Berman
    Futurists have always yearned for the day when The Jetsons is reality, where every home is intelligent, and everyone can have Bill Gates-style home automation.  That future is being realized today, with the evolution from computers, to game consoles, to smartphones, and finally, our “stuff”, all connected to the cloud.  By “stuff” I mean appliances, controls, and systems that already have a purpose in the non-connected world.  Like toasters, ovens, refrigerators, garage door openers and doorbells.  It’s called the Internet of Things (IoT). These are the heady days of a new technology, where anyone can be an inventor, and thousands...
  • OK Horde, here's your chance to tell me I'm wrong [WeirdDave](Greg Gutfeld's UAE comment)

    09/28/2014 2:18:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | September 28, 2014 | Weird Dave
    Or right, I dunno, that's why I'm asking. I have this buddy on Facebook. Good guy, good friend, I like him a lot. He's an ex-nuc, if you've ever read Blind Man's Bluff, his boat was the subject of one of the stories in the book (he won't tell me which one, which is how it should be). In spite of the fact that he glows gently in the dark, I respect him a great deal. Which is why I was surprised when he posted a link to this article and indicated his approval. If you don't want to click...
  • Teen Safe Phone Ap

    09/28/2014 1:04:24 PM PDT · by Pontiac · 10 replies
    Self | 9/28/14 | Pontiac
    Anyone using the Teen Safe cell phone ap to control their teen's cell phone use. I would like to use something like Ignore No More but it is not available for iPhone, Android only.
  • A Right-Wing Truck Dispatcher Is America’s Fairest New Election Night Vote Counter

    09/27/2014 1:31:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    BuzzFeed News ^ | September 25, 2014 | Ben Smith
    There was really no reason to think that the “Ace of Spades HQ Decision Desk” would be a hopeful sign for American democracy in 2014. The Decision Desk swings into action on primary election nights, with Brandon Finnigan, a burly 29-year-old, nailed to a busted black leather armchair at one of those cheap beige aluminum desks, halfhearted fake wood top, toward the back of a low-slung house at a truck stop crossroads deep in California’s monotonous Inland Empire. Dripping sweat every day since the air conditioner broke, Finnigan is the sole employee of a small truck dispatching company where he...
  • A Wearable Camera That Would Turn Into a Drone and Fly Off Your Wrist

    09/26/2014 12:34:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | September 26, 2014 | Kate Knibbs
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Meet Nixie, a wearable camera concept that flies off your wrist and turns into a remote-controlled quadcopter. It's the bizarre-yet-appealing wearable camera drone nobody asked for... and now I kind of want it. Intel is holding a competition to encourage new wearable technology ideas, and the Nixie is one of the finalists. So far, it's still in development, so the flying wristlet camera is rough around the edges. Team captain Christoph Kohstall eventually wants you to be able to send the the Nixie flying with a gesture. It would recognize where you're standing, snap a picture, then return to the...
  • The Bash Bug Could be a “Joe Biden-sized” Problem – Part 1

    09/26/2014 12:01:55 PM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 11 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 8/26/14 | Steve Berman
    Unless you’re a real-life version of Sheldon Cooper, a computer security professional, or, like me, work in the online payment industry, you probably don’t keep up with the latest computer vulnerabilities.  A new one that’s hit the web news like a tsunami in the last 72 hours is simply called “the bash bug” (sometimes called “shellshock”).  Everyone from Time, to Vox*, to tech site C|Net has covered this story. I am not going to get technical here.  You can read any of the above-mentioned articles which provide plenty of detail on that.  To summarize the problem:  a 25-year-old program that’s...
  • Ceding Control of the Internet to Foreign Governments

    09/24/2014 8:03:16 AM PDT · by yoe · 4 replies
    Freedomworks ^ | September 24, 2014 | Logan Albright
    Back in March, the U.S. government announced that it would relinquish control over ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. [snip] One group, seizing on the Commerce Department’s assurances that ICANN would be moving towards a model of private management, were hopeful that the lack of government involvement could lead to a better, more efficient internet. Just as a government run post office will never outperform a privately run one, they reasoned, it was right for government to relax its hold on internet domains. [snip]The second group, while still recognizing the benefits of privatization, smelled a rat. They...
  • Workers of the World, Goodbye

    09/23/2014 7:49:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | September 22, 2014 | Jim Goad
    There was something pathetically nostalgic at the specter earlier this month of fast-food workers demanding compensation to the tune of $15 an hour for performing jobs that require almost no skills beyond not being in a coma. It recalled a halcyon age very long ago when management depended on menial labor, when a general strike of unskilled workers could bring bosses to their knees. But now a company called Momentum Machines is touting a device that can allegedly shoot out 360 custom-ordered and fully wrapped burgers per hour, rendering the very idea of an exploited and undercompensated “fast-food worker” a...
  • SmarterPower? Hi-Jacking FR?

    09/23/2014 5:34:55 AM PDT · by Kenny Bunk · 34 replies
    Vanity | 09/23/2014 | Kenny Bunk
    The collapse of XP support by Microsoft has led to a proliferation of disruptive internet advertising. These "SmarterPower" thugs are wrecking my FR access. Is this a plot? How do does one keep these ani off one's computer? They "pop-up" at every keystroke. And they have sound!Who needs this? Why pay an ISP or a cable company if they are selling us to every internet advertiser. Of course, the main issue is security and KGB-like surveillance by the Alinskyites. WTF are these people?
  • Brian Stelter: Sarah Palin Deserves Benefit Of Doubt Over ‘Brawl’ Reports (CNN host)

    09/21/2014 12:27:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 21, 2014 | Andrew Desiderio
    On his show Reliable Sources this morning, CNN host Brian Stelter defended Sarah Palin against media coverage of her family’s alleged “brawl” at a snowmobile party earlier this month. “Doesn’t Sarah Palin deserve the benefit of the doubt?” Stelter asked. He began the segment by airing a clip from Morning Joe in which host Joe Scarborough seemed to take a jab at what Stelter called Scarborough’s own network’s “saturation” of coverage over Gov. Chris Christie‘s “Bridgegate” scandal — or lack of. Stelter then took aim at the New York Daily News‘s coverage of the story, saying the newspaper did not...
  • Alibaba: The ChiCom Dream?

    09/20/2014 9:42:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Excellence in Broadcasting Network ^ | September 19, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I got people... People who know that I am a tech aficionado are asking me, "Rush, what's Alibaba, and do I need to be concerned about it?" Alibaba is the Chinese, the ChiCom Amazon, and it is going through its IPO today. It just became the world's largest Internet business and close to the world's largest business, period. It's gonna end up being even bigger than Walmart today. Jack Ma, you can see him. Drudge features a couple of pictures of Jack Ma. He founded Alibaba on the front page of the Drudge Report, Yahoo owns 23%...
  • It's Time To Wake Up And Move On From Sarah Palin

    09/20/2014 2:37:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | September 17, 2014 | Chrysler Summer
    Talk about stretching your 15 minutes of fame into an hour. I cannot understand for the life of me why Sarah Palin is still talked about, listened to, reported on, or even thought about. The former Governor and former Vice Presidential candidate resigned from office back in 2009 and suffered one of the most crushing losses in a national election when she and Senator John McCain took on Barack Obama back in 2008, six years ago. Yet, with no public office, no real platform, no official position with the Party and no real legacy nationally or in Alaska, she still...
  • Atlantic Reporter Compares Palin to Burqa-Wearing Taliban Supporter

    09/19/2014 11:47:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | September 19, 2014 | John Nolte
    Unfortunately I don't possess the intellectual nuance required to grasp why an elite leftwing journalist would think it was okay to compare a female governor and mother of five to a burqa-wearing Taliban supporter brandishing a pistol. Apparently, Jeffrey Goldberg's intellectual superiority is so superior only dogs can hear it:Goldberg deleted the tweet. He didn't apologize. Because that would be an admission that comparing a conservative woman to a terrorist supporter is wrong. Instead... Goldberg chose to assume the one role the elite media enjoy more than demeaning conservative women - that of The Victim....
  • PrintAlive 3D Bioprinter Creates Skin-like “Living Bandages” to Advance Burn Treatment

    09/18/2014 5:47:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    3D Print.com blog ^ | September 18, 2014 | Debra Thimmesch
    Health professionals who treat burn victims are acutely aware of the necessity to treat burn injuries, particularly severe ones, as rapidly as possible. As one journal article explains it, “In severe burn injuries where both the epidermal and dermal layers of skin are destroyed, prompt wound closure is critical for favourable [sic] patient outcomes and reduced mortality rates.” A team of biomedical and mechanical engineering graduate students at the University of Toronto have developed what may at the least be considered a preliminary–but certainly extremely technologically advanced–solution to the problem of critical, temporal health intervention for burn patients. For their...
  • Could Bitcoin Become Scotland’s Official Currency?

    09/18/2014 2:31:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | September 16, 2014 | Josh Harkinson
    A reliable medium of exchange is the biggest obstacle to Scottish independence. Enter the world's leading crypto-coinage.With Thursday's Scottish independence referendum too close to call, opponents of an independent Scotland have been stressing the would-be country's lack of a reliable currency. An independent Scotland could either keep using the British pound and lose control of its monetary policy, join the eurozone's well-known squabbles, or create a new national currency that's almost certain to be weak. But there's an intriguing fourth option: adopting an online crypto-currency such as Bitcoin. Scotland actually has some historical experience with this sort of thing: Instead...
  • The People Who Organized Occupy Wall Street Are Now Suing Each Other

    09/17/2014 6:48:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 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 · 7 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 · 65 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...