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  • Windows 10 Free Upgrade Available in 190 Countries Today

    07/28/2015 11:52:12 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 63 replies
    blogs.windows.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Terry Myerson
    When we first unveiled Windows 10 in September, we outlined our plans for a new era of Windows. We wanted to create a Windows that empowered people and organizations to do great things. Our vision was one platform, one store, and one experience that extends across the broadest range of devices from the smallest screens to the largest screens to no screens at all. For Microsoft, Windows 10 begins to deliver on our vision for more personal computing. In this world experiences are mobile, moving with you seamlessly and easily across your devices. Interacting with technology is as natural as...
  • WIN 10 Installation

    07/28/2015 7:51:07 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 65 replies
    Just checked my windows update and noticed WIN 10 attempted to download and failed three times. It is not July 29th...yet. Anybody else notice this on their system? I am running WIN 8.1 and everything is compatible for the upgrade.
  • Best Apps for Grocery Shopping

    07/28/2015 9:29:29 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 6 replies
    FoxBusiness ^ | July 27, 2015 | MoneyTips.com
    Every little bit helps when it comes to saving money at the grocery store. Coupon savings add up quickly, but most people do not have the time or the patience to cut, clip, sort, and store coupons. Fortunately, there is an abundance of smartphone apps that can help you find and access coupons quickly, even on the go. Many of these apps also have features to help you with your overall grocery shopping, either through organization or notification tools. Here are some of the more helpful examples.
  • Donald Trump Presidential Run Sparks #WhenTrumpIsElected Twitter Predictions

    07/27/2015 10:32:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Wrap ^ | July 27, 2015 | Reid Nakamura
    “He will be busy securing a border across the South, while Americans are busy escaping across the one to the North,” writes one userPresidential candidate Donald Trump’s lead in the polls is causing some concern among Twitter users. The hashtag #WhenTrumpIsElected started trending on Monday, with users offering their best predictions for what effects the potential election outcome might have on the country. “The bald eagle will no longer be bald,” wrote one Twitter user beside a photo of a bald eagle, Trump’s hair Photoshopped onto its head. Users also had ideas as to who would form Trump’s cabinet. “Say...
  • Obama’s Asymmetrical Warfare Against The United States

    07/27/2015 5:07:13 PM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 14 replies
    Western Free Press ^ | 07/27/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    Last year a retired Border Patrol Officer by the name of Zach Taylor went on camera to explain the driving force behind the unprecedented surge in illegal immigration happening on our southern border. Taylor went on to note that what was happening at our border was not due to a spur of the moment event, or “a humanitarian crisis”, but asymmetrical warfare. The surge we saw at the border was a part of a larger, more chilling event that served one purpose and one purpose only, to show our enemies that our southern border had been compromised and the government...
  • YouTube sensation CJ Pearson switches endorsement from Rand Paul to Ted Cruz

    07/27/2015 3:10:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 27, 2015 | Emily Leayman
    Young conservative CJ Pearson, who became famous for attacking President Obama on YouTube, tweeted his endorsement of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for president Monday. This is a turnaround from the 12-year-old's April endorsement of Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. Cruz responded on Twitter saying, "Grateful for your support. Let's #MakeDCListen and break the #WashingtonCartel!" The switch came after Cruz took to the Senate floor on Friday to accuse Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of lying. According to Cruz, McConnell promised 54 Republican senators that "there was no deal" with senators trying to revive the Export-Import Bank. But Friday, McConnell began procedures...
  • Chinese company ‘builds’ 3D-printed villa in less than 3 hours

    07/24/2015 5:05:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Inhabit ^ | July 22, 2015 | Lucy Wang
    (SLIDE-SHOW-AT-LINK)A pioneering 3D-printed house just popped up in Xian, China - and Chinese company ZhuoDa “built” the two-story villa in less than three hours. Made up of six 3D-printed modules, the house was assembled like LEGO bricks before a live audience who were then invited to explore the interior. The modular fireproof home can withstand a magnitude-9 earthquake and is made from a special construction material the company is keeping secret. The company completed approximately 90 percent of the construction in an off-site factory before shipping the modular pieces to the installation site. The company completed approximately 90 percent of...
  • Reports of capitalism’s death have been greatly exaggerated

    07/24/2015 5:02:39 AM PDT · by P.O.E. · 12 replies
    Waging Non-Violence ^ | 7/22/15 | Kate Aronoff
    Late last week, economic journalist Paul Mason, whose Channel 4 blog has been one of the best English-language sources for making sense of the ongoing Greek crisis, published an excerpt from his forthcoming book in The Guardian. It announces that the end of capitalism has begun and that (spoiler) it doesn’t look how we thought it might. The 20th century old/new leftist dream of some crisis-sparked proletarian revolt, he argues, has been battered by neoliberalism and, now, is being replaced by a steady trickle of viable, largely technology-fuelled alternatives to the current economy. “Capitalism, it turns out, will not be...
  • AP to Put Nearly 17,000 Hours of Archival News Footage on YouTube

    07/22/2015 10:12:03 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 10 replies
    Variety ^ | JULY 22, 2015 | Todd Spangler NY Digital Editor
    News org, together with British Movietone, aims to promote licensing deals with filmmakers The Associated Press is uploading more than 550,000 video clips to YouTube — covering news events dating back to 1895 — which the news org said will be the largest collection of archival news content on the Google-owned platform to date. AP, together with newsreel archive provider British Movietone, will deliver more than 1 million minutes of digitized film footage to YouTube. The goal: to provide high-profile, searchable repositories that let documentary filmmakers, historians and others find news footage, and to promote licensing deals for rights to...
  • Obama’s Race Data

    07/20/2015 6:30:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/15 | Douglas Gibbs
    The government has seized information at all levels regarding our personal information, all for the purpose of "racial and economic justice." The media is in a frenzy. President Barack Obama, and his clan of leftists in the Democrat Party (and the infiltrators in the Republican Party) have had a good few weeks. He is achieving his goals. They are fundamentally transforming the United States of America, while weakening our stance worldwide, and they are keeping records through technology to keep their winning streak alive. The Affordable Care Act was saved once again by Justice Roberts, a man trying to save...
  • Obama’s secret database forces ‘racist’ smear on innocent citizens

    07/20/2015 6:06:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/20/15 | Judi McLeod
    For the masses he loves to control, Obama delivered radical change but deep despair instead of promised hope. A government obsessed with imaginary racism is the soul-killing legacy Barack Obama is leaving Americans. Obama has come up with an ongoing plan in which the 330 million American population will be corralled into a cattle pasture from which there doesn’t seem to be any escape. In the nightmare world of the Fundamental Transformation of America, although Obama will be through as president on January 20, 2017—he will remain in malevolent spirit. Lingering in spirit even after his departure
  • Obama again praises S. Korea for ‘paying teachers the way they pay doctors’

    07/19/2015 1:16:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    The Korea Times ^ | July 17, 2015 | Brian Han
    During U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech on Wednesday regarding a new government initiative to bring high speed internet access to low-income groups, the topic of South Korea’s education system came up. “In South Korea they pay their teachers the way they pay their doctors,” he said in front of an audience at Durant High School in Durant, Okla. “They consider education to be at the highest wrung of the professions.” The reason it came up at all had to do with South Korea’s widespread high speed internet access especially in the city’s capital of Seoul. Obama voiced a similar statement...
  • Mille 3D Printer Unveiled – Turns Shipping Containers into Large 3D Printers, Shredders & Extruders

    07/13/2015 9:01:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    3DPrint ^ | July 8, 2015 | Eddie Krassenstein
    A few months ago, I had an opportunity to take the one hour drive from my home in Cape Coral, Florida, down I-75 to Naples, where I met a man named Andy Tran. Tran, who is the founder of Southwest FL 3D, peaked my interest with some of his 3D printing related posts on social media sites such as Instagram. Upon meeting Tran, I got a feel for his extraordinary passion when it comes to 3D printing, and left Naples knowing that it wouldn’t be the last I heard from him. Tran’s innovative mind has led him to come up...
  • The Shut-In Economy ("Pampered, isolated royalty or 21st century servant")

    07/13/2015 4:45:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Medium ^ | March 25, 2015 | Lauren Smiley
    In the new world of on-demand everything, you’re either pampered, isolated royalty — or you’re a 21st century servant.Angel the concierge stands behind a lobby desk at a luxe apartment building in downtown San Francisco, and describes the residents of this imperial, 37-story tower. “Ubers, Squares, a few Twitters,” she says. “A lot of work-from-homers.” And by late afternoon on a Tuesday, they’re striding into the lobby at a just-get-me-home-goddammit clip, some with laptop bags slung over their shoulders, others carrying swank leather satchels. At the same time a second, temporary population streams into the building: the app-based meal delivery people hoisting...
  • Lyft Co-Founder: ‘Most Millennials Won’t Own a Car in Five Years’…And Data Supports This!

    07/12/2015 12:09:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    *If you’ve never heard of ride-sharing, app-based taxi services like Uber and Lyft, you probably don’t get out much. They are pretty much taking over the world. And John Zimmer, who co-founded Lyft, even goes as far as saying that in five years, most millennials won’t own a car. They will see no need for it. “You could actually start seeing the majority of millennials in the next five years or so saying there’s no reason I should get a car,” Zimmer told Mashable recently. “The car used to be the symbol of American freedom. Now it’s like …owning a...
  • By The Way, 21 Million Social Security Numbers Were Breached In That Massive Government Hack

    07/11/2015 4:00:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 10, 2015 | Katie Pavlich
    The Office of Personnel Management is under fire again today after it was revealed hackers, allegedly Chinese, stole 21 million social security numbers during a massive data breach discovered last month (which officials originally said only impacted 4 million people). The social security numbers belong to Americans who have, or who currently are, working for the federal government. This new information comes on the heels of news hackers were able to obtain extremely sensitive information, including classified background check information that can be used for blackmail, belonging to tens of millions of government employees. More bad news: Here’s the kicker:...
  • How To Download Almost 500 Free Microsoft Books and Publications

    07/10/2015 2:16:58 PM PDT · by lbryce · 15 replies
    How You Can “Download All” of the Microsoft eBooks I posted Microsoft Senior Sales Excellence Manager - Eric Ligman RATE THIS Eric Ligman 9 Jul 2015 8:42 AM 3 image5 Ever since I put up my “I'm Giving Away Millions of FREE eBooks" post, I have once again been receiving a flood of fantastic comments and feedback about the resources, as well as several questions. Here’s a quick FAQ/How-To to help address many of these in one place as a way to make it as easy as possible for my readers to find what they need. I hope these help...
  • Let’s Hope Machines Take Our Jobs: We Want Wealth, Not Jobs

    07/09/2015 9:13:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Market Oracle ^ | June 11, 2015 | Peter St. Onge
    Peter St. Onge writes: The job-threatening rise of the machines is an economically illiterate meme that refuses to die. We’re actually probably in the early stages of it, a bull-market in neo-luddism, if you will. Bastiat’s “Candlemakers Petititon” answered this one long ago, but today I’ll run a little thought experiment that owes it all to good old Bastiat. Let’s say Weird Al Yankovic invents a machine capable of making everything with a single push of a button. The first thing he does is print up a bunch of machines and sell them for a ton. Weird Al is now...
  • The hack to end all hacks: China now has sensitive info on 21.5 million Americans, feds say

    07/09/2015 7:14:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 9, 2015 | Allahpundit
    He promised us the most transparent administration in history. And he delivered. Combined with the 4.2 million people whose Social Security numbers were stolen in a separate breach, we’re now talking about upwards of eight percent of the entire population whose sensitive personal data is in an enemy power’s hands. On that note, let me gently remind you that not a single person has been fired for any of this. Of the 21.5 million records that were stolen, 19.7 million belonged to individuals who had undergone background investigation, OPM said. The remaining 1.8 million records belonged to other individuals, mostly...
  • Trump Resurrects Birther Issue; A lot Of People Don't Believe Obama Birth Certificate Real

    07/09/2015 9:51:39 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 276 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | July 8, 2015 | Donald Trump
    Donald Trump sat down with Obama's NBC News' Katy Tur and was asked why people should believe his numbers on illegal immigration when he led the birther movement and sent investigators out to Hawaii to investigate whether Obama was not born here. Watch Tur press Trump over the issue pleading that Obama released his birth certificate. Trump fired back: "According to you it's not true. If you believe that, that's fine. ... A lot of people don't agree with you on that..."
  • No One Is Safe: $300 Gadget Steals Encryption Keys out of the Air, and It’s Nearly Unstoppable

    07/08/2015 6:56:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    BGR ^ | July 8, 2015 | Zach Epstein
    Just when you thought you were safe, a new hacking toy comes along and rocks your world. Imagine a tool exists that lets hackers pluck encryption keys from your laptop right out of the air. You can’t stop it by connecting to protected Wi-Fi networks or even disabling Wi-Fi completely. Turning off Bluetooth also won’t help you protect yourself. Why? Because the tiny device that can easily be hidden in an object or taped to the underside of a table doesn’t use conventional communications to pull off capers. Instead it reads radio waves emitted by your computer’s processor, and there’s...
  • Swiss Post, Swiss WorldCargo and Matternet start drone tests

    07/08/2015 6:45:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Swiss Post ^ | July 7, 2015
    Swiss Post, Swiss WorldCargo and Matternet are jointly testing the commercial use of logistics drones. The three companies are investigating specific uses of drone technology and examining the cost-effectiveness of these business ideas. They will be carrying out drone tests in July 2015 for this purpose. The widespread use of drones is not expected within the next five years. The focus is primarily on their use in exceptional cases or the transport of special items. In spring 2015, Swiss Post, Swiss WorldCargo (the air freight division of Swiss International Air Lines) and Matternet (a logistics drone manufacturer based in California)...
  • Is This What The First World Cyber War Looks Like: Global Real Time Cyber Attack Map

    07/08/2015 5:09:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 7/8/15 | Tyler Durden
    After a series of cyber failures involving first UAL, then this website, then the NYSE which is still halted, then the WSJ, some have suggested that this could be a concerted cyber attack (perhaps by retaliatory China unhappy its stocks are plunging) focusing on the US. So we decided to look at a real-time cyber attack map courtesy of Norsecorp which provides real time visibility into global cyber attacks. What clearly stands out is that for some reason Chinese DDOS attacks/hackers seem to be focusing on St. Louis this morning. Whether this is related to the series of suspicious cyber...
  • NYSE Tweets: no Cyber Attack

    07/08/2015 9:53:07 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 49 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | July 8, 2015 | self
  • 5 Incredible Trends That Will Shape Our 3D Printed Future

    07/08/2015 12:04:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Forbes ^ | July 7, 2015 | Rick Smith
    Self-repairing pipes. Printed organs. Bulletproof t-shirts. Seriously?In April I was asked to speak at the annual TED conference in Vancouver (following Bill Gates…gulp) on the topic of 3D printing production and its implications. I have detailed my thoughts on why the shift to 3D printing production is not only likely but inevitable in articles one, two and three in this series for Forbes. Now, let’s take a step into a fascinating future, where daily life will be shaped by several powerful forces directly related to 3D printing production. What it will be like to live in a 3D-printed world? Imagine...
  • 'Hackers' give orders to German missile battery

    07/07/2015 2:44:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Local ^ | July 7, 2015
    German-owned Patriot missiles stationed in Turkey were briefly taken over by hackers, according to media reports on Tuesday.The attack took place on anti-aircraft ‘Patriot’ missiles on the Syrian border. The American-made weapons had been stationed there by the Bundeswehr (German army) to protect Nato ally Turkey. According to the civil service magazine, the missile system carried out “unexplained” orders. It was not immediately clear when these orders were carried out and what they were. The magazine speculates about two weak spots in the missile system which could be exploited by hackers. One such weakness is the Sensor-Shooter-Interoperability (SSI) which exchanges...
  • Worker Responds to Trump While Wielding Sledgehammer: ‘This Is My Drug, You [expletive]’

    07/05/2015 12:45:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 5, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    In a video uploaded several days ago by YouTube user Rafael Rivero, an unnamed Hispanic construction worker tells celebrity plutocrat Donald Trump to get bent in response to Trump’s comments calling Mexican immigrants rapists and murderers. “Donald Trump? That son of a gun who says we’re all thieves?” the worker said in response to an unidentified interviewer’s question. He then took a sledgehammer and begins work on a house frame. “Look, [expletive], how we rape…these stakes! How we work ourselves to death just to eat. I make $1,100/week and the government takes $350 to feed your lazy, unemployed drug addicts....
  • Sheriff Arpaio Speaks: Got Donald Trump's Back; I’ve Been Working On Obama Birth Certificate

    07/04/2015 4:02:12 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 51 replies
    BirtherReport.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Joe Arpaio
    Sheriff Joe Arpaio was interviewed by Investigative Radio's Aaron Klein and defended Donald Trump's comments on illegal immigration. Sheriff Arpaio also brought up the Obama identity document fraud issue. The full interview is scheduled to air Sunday night at 7:00 PM ET on AM-970. ( audio excerpt embedded below ) Arpaio added that Trump “did talk about the birth certificate in the past.” “You know I’ve been working on that. So I don’t know. I guess you got to be politically correct when you run for office,” he said.
  • (vanity) Need SCSI controller solution for small-form-factor PC

    07/02/2015 10:16:33 AM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 62 replies
    self | 7/2/15 | NewJerseyJoe
    I once again call upon the collective genius of all the FReeper minds, this time to help me solve a computer issue. I recently had no choice but to upgrade from the PC I've been using since -- wait for it -- 2000 (or thereabouts). Why did I wait so long? Well, because I've tweaked and customized it over the years to do exactly what I want it to do. But I had to face the reality that it's too slow to do things properly anymore, and more and more online stuff just doesn't work on the old XP machine....
  • World’s 1st 3D-Printed Supercar Unveiled– 0-60 in 2.2 Seconds, 700 HP, Built from Unique Node System

    06/28/2015 4:11:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    3D Print ^ | June 24, 2015 | Eddie Krassenstein
    The automobile industry has been relatively stagnant for the past several decades. While new car designs are released annually, and computer technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, the manufacturing processes and the effects that these processes have on our environment have remain relatively unchanged. Over the past decade or so, 3D printing has shown some promise in the manufacturing of automobiles, yet it has not quite lived up to its potential, at least according to Kevin Czinger, founder and CEO of a company called Divergent Microfactories (DM). Today, at the OÂ’Reilly Solid Conference in San Francisco, Kevin Czinger...
  • Finnish startup Fimatec unveils concept for ready-built 3D printed walls for modular apartments

    06/26/2015 11:32:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    3Ders.org ^ | June 24, 2015 | "Simon"
    While there are currently many developments being made across the entire additive manufacturing industry, among others that have been standing out as of late have consisted of 3D printing applications that are of either very large scale or very small scale applications. So far, the smaller applications have mainly consisted of research into nanoscale 3D printing for purposes such as biomedical engineering applications including cell scaffolding while the larger applications have been focused on creating architectural structures such as those that can be created in any geographical area using found materials. Needless to say, the developments surrounding these scaled applications...
  • Uber for benefits: An idea that could transform America’s economy

    06/25/2015 8:48:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Fusion ^ | June 24, 2015 | Felix Salmon
    The rise of Uber and other start-ups that deliver services at the tap of an app has been dependent on flexibly-employed workers who have, for the most part, embraced the sharing economy and the freedom that comes with it. The gig economy should, or at least could, be a significant improvement on the world of full-time jobs that last years or decades. Employers can access a dynamic and flexible on-demand workforce; workers can shop their skills to the highest bidder in real time, take as much time as they want for themselves, and never feel locked in to a dysfunctional...
  • Apple Pulls All Civil War Games Over Confederate Flag Controversy

    06/25/2015 9:16:51 AM PDT · by absentee · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/25/15 | Caleb Howe
    In a bold move against reason, Apple has apparently removed all civil war games from their App Store over the display of the Confederate flag within the games. This is just the latest in a series of absurd moves taken by corporations following the national debate and eventual decision by South Carolina to remove the flag from the South Carolina capitol grounds. Apple's Tim Cook Tweeted on Sunday of this week: "My thoughts are with the victim's families in SC. Let us honor their lives by eradicating racism & removing the symbols & words that feed it." Apparently he truly...
  • ‘Saudi Cables release is just one tenth of what we have’ – WikiLeaks to RT

    06/23/2015 9:26:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    RT ^ | June 23, 2015
    Journalists have established the authenticity of the first tranche of the top secret Saudi documents published by WikiLeaks, as Saudi Arabia has warned not to distribute them, spokesperson for the WikiLeaks told RT adding that ‘it’s just the beginning.’ “We are seeing how the oil money is being used to increase influence of Saudi Arabia which is substantial of course - this is ally of the US and the UK. And since this spring it has been waging war in neighboring Yemen,” Icelandic investigative journalist and spokesperson for the WikiLeaks organization Kristinn Hrafnsson told RT. On Friday, the whistleblowing website...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Signs of OPM Hack Turn Up at Another Federal Agency

    06/23/2015 1:07:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    NextGov ^ | June 22, 2015 | Aliya Sternstein
    The National Archives and Records Administration recently detected unauthorized activity on three desktops indicative of the same hack that extracted sensitive details on millions of current and former federal employees, government officials said Monday. The revelation suggests the breadth of one of the most damaging cyber assaults known is wider than officials have disclosed. The National Archives' own intrusion-prevention technology successfully spotted the so-called indicators of compromise during a scan this spring, said a source involved in the investigation, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the incident. The discovery was made soon after the Department of Homeland Security's...
  • Internet hate fuels a killer: How flags and gun laws obscure the Dylann Roof debate

    06/23/2015 7:58:36 AM PDT · by hasb3an · 3 replies
    BetaNews ^ | 6-23-2015 | Derrick Wlodarz
    No less than a week ago, young Dylann Roof, a self-described hardline racist, decided to take nine wonderful lives in Charleston, SC. This was an individual who, through a manifesto since unveiled, had shaped his worldview so narrowly that he irreversibly joined the corrupted fringes of society. But what really killed nine innocent people here? As much as our President wishes to believe it so, a gun wasn't the real cause of Roof's killing spree; it was an accessory to murder. Nor was the Confederate flag; this was merely hijacked window dressing to glorify one man's twisted reality. With as...
  • Will Suncor's driverless trucks put Alberta truck drivers out of work?

    06/21/2015 11:02:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    (AUDIO-AT-LINK)Driverless trucks are coming to Alberta's mining operations. Last week, Suncor Energy Inc. confirmed that it has entered a 5-year agreement with a Japanese manufacturer of autonomous vehicles. The company has already agreed to buy 175 driverless trucks, and a spokesperson says it plans to replace its entire fleet by the end of the decade. Local union members are concerned that the technology could lead to the loss of hundreds of jobs. Day 6 got the reaction of two stakeholders from opposite ends of the automated vehicle debate: Barrie Kirk is is the executive director of the Canadian Automated Vehicles...
  • Movement Grows To Make June 27 ‘National Burn The Confederate Flag Day’

    06/21/2015 7:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 107 replies
    Reverb Press ^ | June 20, 2015 | Curtis F.
    The battle flag of Robert E. LeeÂ’s Army of Northern Virginia, which is the flag most commonly referred to as the Confederate flag, has long been a symbol that divides the country. While its display has always been contentious, renewed anger arose after Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old male who posed with the flag several times in his manifesto, went into CharlestonÂ’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church and murdered nine innocent people over their race. The furor over the flag was more pronounced due to the fact that it still flew high over South CarolinaÂ’s capital, less than a two-hour...
  • Dylann "Reddit" Roof

    06/21/2015 9:08:09 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 26 replies
    Captain Capitalism ^ | 6/19/15 | Aaron Clarey
    Dylann "Reddit" Roof Turns out Dylann Roof was an active member and contributor to Reddit.  Not that that means anything or somehow means Reddit is a "bad" thing.  But it does provide an additional little bit of evidence to a theory I've been unintentionally developing over time - that various discussion forums and social media outlets are serving not just as safe havens, but accelerants to cultists and psychopaths to form. Imagine back in the day you were just your ordinary psychopath.  You were a loser, a loner, and aside from your job that barely kept you alive, you had...
  • US manufacturing: What's it like to work in a factory?

    06/20/2015 8:59:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | June 19, 2015 | Emily Young
    Over the past few weeks, the BBC has been reporting on the trends in US manufacturing - the challenges of the digital age, running factories in the city and why young start-up entrepreneurs are attracted to the industry. But what's it like to actually work in manufacturing, making the goods we use on a daily basis? And how has it changed - from Henry Ford's assembly lines to today's cutting edge factory floor? As of May 2015, there were over 12.3 million people - nearly 9% of the total US workforce - engaged in manufacturing everything from Ford Mustangs to...
  • Question: is it worth is ($) to get a technical certification?

    06/20/2015 2:22:39 AM PDT · by Cronos · 36 replies
    Cronos ^ | 20 June 2015 | Cronos
    Hi. I've been in the business intelligence/analytics business for 15 years now and I've got certifications for Oracle, Teradata, DB2, SQLServer, Business Objects, PMP but I've not really found these certifications to bring any more to my career -- neither in terms of getting a different job (though I move company only, on average 4 years), nor in terms of more money. what's my fellow freepers' experience? Have any certifications been really useful to you, more than experience?Oh, and I'm not talking about the learning/reading -- THAT I've always found useful, but those can be done pretty much for free,...
  • Opinion: 3D printing could fundamentally change our relationship with food

    06/19/2015 5:38:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Montreal Gazette ^ | June 18, 2015 | Sylvain Charlebois, Special to Montreal Gazette
    A few weeks ago, Londoners were able to eat at the world’s first 3D printed, pop-up restaurant. In early June, a German-based company introduced the word’s first plug-and-play food printer, which may be ready for shipping as early as 2016. With the lowering cost to produce this technology, making it increasingly accessible, 3D printing could fundamentally change our relationship with food. Simply put, the process uses ingredients to generate three-dimensional meals by placing layers of compounded food on top of each other. Since 2012, the food industry has used this technology to produce ubiquitous products like candy, chocolate, pizza, noodles...
  • Lightning blew out my computer! Need to replace. Laptop this time?

    06/19/2015 2:43:57 PM PDT · by onyx · 159 replies
    Free Republic | Friday, June 19, 2015 | Onyx
    A huge thunderstorm ripped through here four days ago. It blew out my TV and my computer. My small town only has a Walmart and an Office Depot. I would prefer to go buy a new computer at Walmart. I'm thinking a laptop would be a better purchase. I have no idea how to install it on my own. I'm thinking of asking a clerk to come home with me to install it and I will pay him $50. I need this new computer installed before the start of our FReepathon on July 1 I will also need one that...
  • Hopeful Right Winger Says Race War Sign of the Times

    06/19/2015 11:56:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Charleston shooting is a national tragedy, and like with all national tragedies, the crazies coming pouring out of the woodwork. Crazed conspiracy theorist Alex Jones recently joined the conversation, reported Addicting Info.“And we just barrel towards the summer, with every historical analyst, financial analyst, cultural analyst saying this summer is going to be explosive, probably going to have a race war,” said Jones. “Matt Drudge said we could see the fall of America. American is being set up for a fall, and out of that the new socialist nightmare.” According to Jones, George Soros, progressive millionaire, will take advantage...
  • FCC votes to subsidize broadband connections for low-income households

    06/18/2015 9:55:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    BetaNews ^ | June 18, 2015 | Mark Wilson
    Today the FCC voted in favor of updating its Lifeline program to include broadband. This would mean that households surviving on low incomes would be able to receive help paying for a broadband connection. It might not be as important as electricity or water, but having a broadband connection is seen as being all but essential these days. From helping with education and job hunting, to allowing for home working, the ability to get online is seen as so vital by some that there have been calls for it to be classed as a utility. The Lifeline program has been...
  • There’s Something Odd About Donald Trump’s Facebook Page

    06/17/2015 5:24:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Voactiv ^ | June 17, 2015 | Author Jennings Brown and Verne Analyst Adi Cohen
    Donald Trump has more followers on Facebook than any other candidate, but most are from developing countries.Donald Trump is running for president and whatever you think of his chances of picking up votes, on Facebook no candidate trumps The Donald. Yet, there’s something strange about a lot of the fans. Only 42 percent of Trump’s 1,694,561 followers on Facebook are American, while most come from developing nations like the Philippines, Malaysia, India, South Africa, Indonesia and Colombia, a Vocativ analysis shows. (GRAPH-AT-LINK)It’s not entirely unusual for Trump to have followers in developing countries given that he’s an internationally renowned business...
  • Hemp nanosheets could be better than graphene for making the ideal supercapacitor

    06/17/2015 2:21:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long-touted as the model material for supercapacitors, according to David Mitlin, Ph.D. Supercapacitors are energy storage devices that have huge potential to transform the way future electronics are powered. Unlike today’s rechargeable batteries, which sip up energy over several hours, supercapacitors can charge and discharge within seconds. But they normally can’t store nearly as much energy as batteries, an important property known as energy density. One approach researchers...
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Coming To PlayStation 4, Directed By Tetsuya Nomura

    06/15/2015 8:09:25 PM PDT · by the_individual2014 · 17 replies
    As Siliconera reported earlier today, a Final Fantasy VII remake is coming to PlayStation 4. Sony announced the game at their E3 press conference, specifying that the Final Fantasy VII remake is coming “first” to PlayStation 4. The game will be directed by Tetsuya Nomura, with a scenario written by Kazushige Nojima. Read more at http://www.siliconera.com/2015/06/15/final-fantasy-vii-remake-coming-first-to-playstation-4-directed-by-tetsuya-nomura/#LZ1azphQgAVsbpPj.99
  • Help Apple Mail Overload Help Needed

    06/15/2015 5:25:47 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 36 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | June 15, 2015 | Self
    Ive got what Apple Mail is telling me are 67K unread messages in my mail box! Ive worked emptying stuff semi selective for a half an hour already...and am making very slow progress. I'm hoping that one of my fellow freepers has a great method of shortening what now appears to be a project that could take me the next week to finish! Thank You!
  • InssTek Called to South Korea to Use Grand Teton 3D Printer to Repair Fighter Jets

    06/15/2015 2:34:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    3D Print ^ | June 15, 2015 | Bridget Butler Millsaps
    Strength. That’s the first word that comes to mind when most of us think about 3D printing in metal. And expense is usually the second–but when it comes to fixing up a nation’s fighter jet, thrift is most likely not an issue. And if you were up against a constant adversary like North Korea, you’d want the best, most secure repairs possible for the main fleet’s F-15K fighter jet–especially if you were the one flying it. When it came to the attention of the South Korean Air Force powers that they needed to modify and repair two high-powered turbine components...