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  • clintonemail.com Has Been Turned Into Clickbait

    03/06/2015 4:21:30 PM PST · by Duke C. · 11 replies
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    A casual look at the HTML source-code for clintonemail.com shows a a shady domain parking service named imptestrm.com has redirected the page to a B.S. ad page. Load clintonemail.com, then right-click anywhere on the page. click "view source code".
  • Clinton to keynote jellyfish journalist gathering, but no questions allowed

    03/06/2015 2:33:15 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/06/15 | Judi McLeod
    Finding Excellence in Journalism among the jellyfish journalists of the day is a lost cause The mainstream media’s ‘Grouse of the Day’ shouldn’t be why Hillary Clinton reportedly will not be taking any questions at the Toner Prize Celebration, an event honoring “excellence in journalism”, but why Clinton, of all people, would be keynote speaker at such an event. “Organizers of the March 23 Toner Prize Celebration, which is named after the late New York Times reporter Robin Toner, told the Center for Public Integrity the event would be open to reporters. However, the keynote speaker, Clinton, does not plan...
  • The CIA Is Investing In 3D Printers That Can Build Electronics

    03/06/2015 1:10:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | March 5, 2015 | Matt Novak
    The 3D printing industry is still very much in its infancy. But that could change if the CIA has its way. The intelligence agency's venture capital firm just invested in Voxel8, the company behind the first multi-material, 3D electronics printer. What does the CIA want with 3D printing? We can only guess at this point, but we may hear stories one day of how some futuristic James Bond 3D-printed his own gadgets in the field. What's the potential impact for consumers? The move might just jumpstart a field that has so far been struggling to find its footing. Voxel8 says...
  • The Internet Of Things: A Dystopian Nightmare Where Everyone And Everything Will Be Monitored

    03/05/2015 9:06:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    TEC ^ | 03/05/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Can you imagine a world where your home, your vehicles, your appliances and every single electronic device that you own is constantly connected to the Internet? This is not some grand vision that is being planned for some day in the future. This is something that is being systematically implemented right now. In 2015, we already have “smart homes”, vehicles that talk to one another, refrigerators that are connected to the Internet, and televisions that spy on us. Our world is becoming increasingly interconnected, and that opens up some wonderful possibilities. But there is also a downside. What if we...
  • Hillary Will Not Run for President

    03/05/2015 8:54:58 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 49 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/05/15 | Alan Caruba
    If you had the choice between a life of great wealth and fame as opposed to the daily inquisition and criticism that comes with the presidency, which would you choose? The revelations, reported initially in the most left-wing newspaper in the nation, The New York Times, that Hillary Clinton used her own private emails to conduct public business, suggests that there are forces within the Democratic Party that do not want her to be its candidate for President in 2016. It’s not like Hillary did not know she was supposed to use the State Department’s email system for reasons of...
  • Volunteers Crowdfund A Robotank For Ukraine’s Army

    03/04/2015 8:02:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Voactive ^ | March 4, 2015 | Vladi Vovchuk
    Ukrainians have released a video of a new crowdfunded tank that they hope to equip with missile launchers and/or machine guns. The small prototype was created together by a local volunteer movement called “the People’s Project” which is fundraising to buy weaponry and necessary items for the military through a dedicated crowdfunding website. Tested The First People's Tank. Analyze and fix flaws. Further establishing combat module and setup software to control it. Who cares-see here: http://t.pp.ua/tanktest1 The complex is intended primarily to save the lives of our soldiers. Why risk the most expensive in the world-human lives, if this work...
  • How Apple Indoor Maps and Positioning Caters High Visitor Volume Facilities

    03/04/2015 6:25:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    App Developer Magazine ^ | February 27, 2015 | Stuart Parkerson
    One thing you can depend on, Apple is going to pack all kinds of goodies into its technology that offer the potential to transform the functionality of these devices and transform how you communicate with your customers. A case in point is Apple’s Indoor Positioning functionality, which Apple has updated for iOS 8 to provide facility owners with indoor latitude, longitude and floor level via API. To utilize Indoor Positioning in their own app, facility owners will need to survey their facility using Apple tools and upload a map to the Maps Indoor interface. Once that is done, the technology...
  • How 3D Printing Could End The Deadly Shortage Of Donor Organs

    03/04/2015 6:05:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | March 2, 2015 | Macrina Cooper-White
    Three-dimensional printing has been used to make everything from pizza to prostheses, and now researchers are working on using the emerging technology to fabricate hearts, kidneys, and other vital human organs. That would be very big news, as the number of people who desperately need an organ transplant far outstrips the number of donor organs available. On average, about 21 Americans die every day because a needed organ was unavailable. What exactly is the promise of 3D printing organs and tissues, or "bioprinting?" How does the technology work, and when might it start saving lives? For answers to these and...
  • anyonenote the Free Republic was down momentarilly

    03/03/2015 7:21:10 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 38 replies
    me ^ | March 3, 2015 | MeshugeMikey
    anyonenote the Free Republic was down momentarilly Ia Free Republic as 7 PM Paciic Status Test Case Information DNS resolves for your hostname Your site resolves to the following IP address(es): connection whois - ip location - traceroute - ping Your server responds to pings Check that webserver ports are open It looks like the web server software is down on your server. You should try restarting the web server (e.g. Apache) or inform your host that the web server doesn't seem to be running. Retrieve site title Unable to run test, no web ports open
  • Engineer Creates a Unique 3D Metal Printer for Just $2 — Prints in Gold, Platinum, Iron & More

    02/28/2015 11:00:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    3D Print ^ | February 26, 2015 | Eddie Krassenstein
    It isnÂ’t often that you come across new 3D printers that utilize an entirely new concept which hasnÂ’t been seen within this industry as of yet. With todayÂ’s technology, we are able to 3D print objects in hundreds of different materials, but when it comes to printing with metals, most of these machines are out our price ranges. 3D metal printers are mainly reserved for large corporations, as they come with price tags in excess of $250,000. However, as technology advances, we may one day soon be able to 3D print metal objects from the comfort of our own homes,...
  • A Room-Sized 3D Printer Will Make Freeform Concrete Design Easy

    02/28/2015 12:24:24 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | February 26, 2015 | Jamie Condliffie
    Concrete is an amazing building material: cheap to create, strong when used correctly, and hard-wearing, too. But turning it into exotic and shapely forms can be prohibitively complex and expensive. Now, a 3D printer capable of producing one-off moulds as large as a phone booth could help turn architectural dreamw into affordable reality. The Engineer reports that a collaboration between 3Dealise, a 3D engineering company, and Bruil, a construction company, has spawned the new device. The pair claim that the machine—pictured below—can "create irregularly curved surfaces, lightweight half-open mesh or honeycomb structures, and even ornamental craftwork." The printer is used...
  • FCC Issues Secret Regulations for Internet [semi-satire]

    02/27/2015 10:59:05 PM PST · by John Semmens · 14 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    Anxious to rescue the Internet from what Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler called a "regime of anarchy," the FCC approved over 300 pages of new rules designed "to bring order to this disorderly segment of our society." "Right now, pretty much anyone with access to the web can do or say whatever he wants," Wheeler pointed out. "This is very distressing to President Obama. At his urging we have adopted rules modeled on policies laid down by our agency in the 1930s." While loath to go into specifics "so as not to lose the very useful element of surprise as...
  • "Net Neutrality" is GOVERNMENT CONTROL

    02/26/2015 9:35:27 PM PST · by Ray76 · 23 replies
    Feb 27, 2015 | Ray76
    Internet is a medium by which every one may publish to every one. The medium must not can not be regulated. Regulation is an abridgment of the freedom of speech and of "the press" Internet is “the tyrant’s foe, and the people’s friend” The FCC is seizing control of the medium. They claim laws of the 1930's as their authority. The 1930's are well before computers and internet existed. The FCC has no authority to regulate the medium. There can be no authority to control the medium.
  • FCC OBAMANET POWER GRAB ONLY THE START OF THE FIGHT

    02/26/2015 4:22:54 PM PST · by LizHarrison · 14 replies
    Radix News ^ | 2-26-2015 | Liz Harrison
    The FCC voted on Net Neutrality, and decided along party lines to place the internet in the same category as other utilities. Theoretically, outside of a post-mortem of the political posturing that lead up to the public vote on the hidden rules, that could be the end of the story – today.
  • FCC: You Won’t Know What’s In Net Neutrality Until We Force It Upon You

    02/25/2015 5:22:39 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/25/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Behind the 332 pages is the proposal by President Barack Obama to treat the internet like a utility, which would unconstitutionally seize federal power to regulate the Internet like a public utility The power grab is on, and the Obama Executive Branch will keep it all under wraps until it is too late for you to protest against it. Such has been the tendency of the Obama White House for six years, but now the brazen tyranny is being pranced in front of us as if the hard left minions of President Obama are daring us to make a peep...
  • The End of Freedom in America

    02/25/2015 10:26:55 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/25/15 | Alan Caruba
    Democrat-controlled FCC has its way, the Internet will slow your access, could eliminate access countless sites that provide news, express opinions the federal government finds offensive. That's what tyrannies do The America that has existed from the days of the Declaration of Independence in 1776, when its sovereignty was acknowledged by a treaty with England 1783, and its founding in 1788 with the ratification of the Constitution is no more. The America for which thousands fought and gave their lives is no more. That America ends on February 26 when the Federal Communications Commission, under intense pressure from the Obama...
  • This Is Why Hewlett-Packard Is Firing 58,000

    02/25/2015 7:19:07 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 02/25/2015 | Tyler Durden
    The biggest scandal in today's release of Hewlett Packard Q1 earnings was not that, just as the Nasdaq is knocking on 5000's door, it reported revenues of $26.8 billion missing consensus expectations of $27.3 billion, while beating non-GAAP EPS by 1 cent to $0.92 (up from $0.90 a year ago) entirely due to a massive reduction in outstanding stock and some truly gargantuan non-GAAP addbacks (GAAP EPS declined from $0.74 a year ago to $0.73) pushing the stock down 7% after hours. The biggest scandal was the company announced that having cut 44,000 workers so far, it will cut...
  • Hot Air Presidential Survey: February Edition (FReep a poll, ends soon!)

    02/24/2015 1:11:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 23, 2015 | Patrick Ishmael
    Take their February survey and report back.
  • Wanted: An Internet to call our own

    02/24/2015 9:46:51 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/24/15 | Judi McLeod
    All things pass, but the Selfies of the rich and powerful are forever. “Stop thief!” can be heard daily on the street corners of the world when vulnerable old ladies and others are being relieved of their grocery money and identification by purse snatching, knockout-practicing thugs. “Stop, thief!” should be the universal alarm for this Thursday when, in daylight, Barack Obama boldly makes away with the Internet. By Friday, the Worldwide Web, intended to belong to all, forever more will be known as ‘ObamaNet’. Obama did not create the Internet, the idea originated with the U.S. military. The Internet, the...
  • Alibaba founder Ma was rejected from 30 jobs, including KFC, before becoming richest man in China

    02/23/2015 2:27:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | February 17, 2015 | Ashley Lutz
    Jack Ma is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world. His e-commerce company, Alibaba, attracts 100 million shoppers a day. Ma is worth an estimate $20.4 billion. But before he was the richest person in China, Ma went through a lot of rejection. In a recent interview with Charlie Rose, the businessman reveals that he failed a college entrance exam three times. Once he ruled out college, Ma applied for 30 different jobs and got rejected. "I went for a job with the police; they said, 'you're no good,'" Ma tells Rose. "I even went to KFC when...
  • Neutralize Obama’s Hijacking of the Internet

    02/23/2015 10:32:04 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/23/15 | Judi McLeod
    Ever since being elected president, Obama’s style has been one of neutralizing and neutering Barack Obama is knocking all little people in civil society off the Information Highway—but leaving the coast clear for all Islamic terrorists. Average citizens who depend on the Internet to get their message out will be ‘regulated’ off beginning three days from now, but ISIS which recruits new members from off the ‘Net will continue to send its threats and gruesome YouTubes online. In fact, when all regulations from Obama’s 332-page book of ‘Net Neutrality’ are in place, only governments and terrorists will be free to...
  • Tech Developed to Make Graphene Batteries 10x Smaller, Same Strength

    02/22/2015 3:23:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    BusinessKorea ^ | February 2, 2015 | Jung Suk-yee
    A Korean research team has successfully developed a technology to make a sponge-like electrode material using graphene and a polymer, leading to a graphene battery. The newly-developed battery is ten times as small as existing ones, but can show the same product performance. A research team headed by Park Ho-seok, professor of the School of Chemical Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University, announced on Feb. 1 that it has succeeded in developing a very porous graphene aerogel electrode material by combining polyvinyl alcohol and graphene. Studies on developing high-capacity and rapidly-chargeable batteries are underway worldwide. It is necessary to compress devices in...
  • How 3D printing has advanced from product prototyping to making human organs

    02/22/2015 8:20:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The International Business Times ^ | January 12, 2015 | Jayalakshmi K
    A printer was once just a printer, dispensing paper sheets with printed material made from the ink stored within. But today, a printer has evolved to becoming a small-scale manufacturer that 'prints' out anything from human organs to affordable meals to guns. For instance, the XYZPrinting 3D Food Printer, exhibited at the recent CES 2015 in Las Vegas, is expected to print any style of uncooked cookies and other dough-based pastries in minutes. Not exactly as affordable as any other food processor, the printer ranges between $500 and $1,900 and prints food that measures around 5000 cubic cm by volume....
  • 3HTi Signs Deal with MarkForged to Sell the Mark One 3D Printer (Carbon fiber, Kevlar, fiberglass)

    02/22/2015 1:19:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    3D Printing ^ | February 19, 2015 | TE Edwards
    The Mark One 3D printer from MarkForged caused a bit of a sensation last January when it was announced that it could extrude continuous fiber using the FFF process.The Mark One 3D printer, featuring a build volume of 320 x 132 x 160 mm, can print using carbon fiber, Kevlar, fiberglass, and nylon, and in doing so creates very strong parts. Now 3 HTi has announced they’ll be offering, through a partnership with the Cambridge, MA-based MarkForged, the Mark One 3D printer as one of the first companies authorized to sell the revolutionary technology. 3 HTi is a technology solutions...
  • moving old emails from old computer to new

    02/19/2015 5:59:29 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    me ^ | 2-19-15 | TZ
    Wanting to move old emails from old Windows Live(2006 Vista)to new 8.1 computer. I'd rather not use Microsoft's 'cloud' service (or any other 'cloud') but it seems that's what they push you to do(seems to be the most convenient)
  • The Best Lifestyle Might be the Cheapest Too

    02/18/2015 6:36:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    Dilbert ^ | February 17, 2015 | Scott Adams
    If you were to build a city from scratch, using current technology, what would it cost to live there? I think it would be nearly free if you did it right. This is a big deal because people aren’t saving enough for retirement, and many folks are underemployed. If the economy can’t generate enough money for everyone to pay for a quality lifestyle today, perhaps we can approach it from the other direction and lower the cost of living. Consider energy costs. We already know how to build homes that use zero net energy. So that budget line goes to...
  • ICL Researchers Figure out How to 3D Print Pure Graphene

    02/18/2015 6:04:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    3D Printing ^ | February 13, 2015 | Brian Krassenstein
    We’ve seen an incredible amount of research hours and dollars being poured into an area where the ‘miracle material’ graphene converges with what some may call a ‘miracle technology’ in 3D printing. In this space, a whole slew of groundbreaking applications and processes may emerge as a better understanding of graphene, and how to 3D print it come about. We’ve discussed a company called Graphene 3D Lab in the past. They have been producing a graphene nanocomposite filament for typical FDM/FFF 3d printers. The problem with this filament, however, is the fact that most of the desirable properties of graphene,...
  • FEC Mulling Plan to Limit Political Blogging [semi-satire]

    02/17/2015 12:10:25 PM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 14 Feb 2015 | John Semmens
    Concerned that “the low cost of Internet communications could adversely impact candidates who communicate by legitimate regulated paid media,” the Federal Elections Commission is considering regulations that would place a cap on blogs and tweets that conforms with campaign finance rules. Under the proposed scheme, the FEC would estimate the monetary value of every political comment made on these media. Once the accumulated value of comments reached the ceiling for contributions to a candidate or ballot measure, the blogger or tweeter would be ordered to stop making any additional comments prior to election day. Failure to do so would subject...
  • The Unending High-Frequency Rip-Off

    02/17/2015 7:31:08 AM PST · by alexmark1917 · 19 replies
    This is an update to article written a few years ago. Everybody knows that retail and institutional investors are usually late to a trade. When they decide to buy, the wise guys are distributing or selling their shares to them and locking in their gains. When they sell, the wise guys are accumulating or buying their shares from them, again locking in their gains. How do the wise guys pull it off? The answer lies in the combination of reflexive human behavior and the use of high frequency, algorithmic (HFA) trading. With the advance of computer trading on a massive...
  • Houses hot off the 3D printer

    02/14/2015 4:46:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Yahoo! Homes ^ | February 11, 2015 | Ilyce R. Glink
    Robotic building by Contour Crafting won the grand prize in a NASA magazine's Create the Future contest.In the not-too-distant future, building a new home may be as simple as printing it out. The process of wielding 3D printers to make homes is in its infancy today, but someday soon you may look out your window at a large-scale printer, swiftly spitting out a whole home under the instruction of just one operator. "Generally, they'll be much cheaper, much faster, much safer and with much nicer architectural features [than traditional homes]," says Dr. Behrokh Khoshnevis, creator of and lead researcher for...
  • FCC and Obama Claims Federal Supremacy to Regulate Internet

    02/14/2015 2:45:37 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 0/14/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    Increased taxation and regulation until the freedom or growth of the internet is choked into submission When it comes to actions by the federal government, people get caught up in the myth that the federal government has legal supremacy over everything. If the federal government does it, we are convinced, the States must get out of the way. There is nothing you can do about it, the federal government is legally supreme in all cases, making the federal government king and ruler over all. However, when reading the Supremacy Clause in Article VI. of the United States Constitution, despite the...
  • Digital Reichstag Fire?

    02/13/2015 8:30:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/13/15 | Timothy Birdnow
    Hack on Sony, Net Neutrality, Fairness Doctrine, and the Internet Kill Switch Citing the cyber attacks on Sony, President Obama is proposing the creation of a federal cyber attack center. The idea is to model it after the National Counterterrorism Center. From the article: “We need to develop the same muscle memory in the government response to cyberthreats as we have for terrorist incidents,” Lisa Monaco, White House adviser for homeland security and counterterrorism, said in a speech Tuesday. President Barack Obama is expected to seek industry support for the effort when he addresses Silicon Valley executives Friday at a...
  • “Nuts!” Sometimes it’s the only answer

    02/13/2015 8:22:31 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/13/15 | Dr. Brad Lyles
    “Net Neutrality” Commandments This week one of two Republican FCC Commissioners leaked the new “Net Neutrality” Commandments that will become policy/law by March. At the same time the FEC is mulling increased regulation of the Internet to prevent “politicking” in that medium. The new information about the inevitable FCC and FEC rulings is demoralizing, deflating. It seems the deathblow to those few freedoms remaining to us. It is difficult to find hope. Government appropriation of the Internet is the last domino falling. All this occurs despite the majority of Americans self-identifying as Conservatives or as adherents to core Conservative principles....
  • Driverless Cars Get Approval For UK Roads

    02/13/2015 1:49:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Geeky Gadgets ^ | February 11, 2015 | Roland Hutchinson
    Earlier today we heard that the new Lutz Pathfinder driverless car would be launching in the UK later in the year, trials will begin on footpath routes in the UK at first and are then expected to be rolled out to roads. Now the UK government has approved the use of driverless cars in the UK, and legislation to allow the technology to we widely used in the UK will be brought in some time in 2017. UK Transport minister Claire Perry said the following about driverless cars in the UK:- "Driverless cars are the future. I want Britain to...
  • ‘Net Neutrality’ is Hijacking the Information Highway

    02/12/2015 2:43:45 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/12/15 | Judi McLeod
    Don’t wait until tomorrow, sound the alarm today With public attention riveted on 50 Shades of Grey and NBC’s ‘lyin Brian‘ Williams, the proletariat is about to lose its most reliable form of communication: the Internet “Quickly and quietly”, high-handed Barack Obama and the Democrats are working on hijacking the Information Highway. Big Government takeover of the Internet will become a fait accompli by February 26, 2015, with a Federal Communications Commission (FCC ) vote. By the time the public becomes aware of it, the Internet will already belong to Obama. Suffering in silence with no means of communication to...
  • Patriot bloggers brought down Williams; now all lying liberals will have to fear the footsteps

    02/12/2015 8:54:57 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 16 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/12/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Here is a bit of free advice for liberals: Speak the truth in front of a camera or prepare to be outed. The truth can be smothered for just so long and that period is shrinking. The Brian Williams case is a serious and threatening matter for liberals. The fact that Williams has gone down is far from the most menacing aspect of this matter for liberal Democrats. The sobering aspect of Lyin’ Brian’s tumble is not just what has come out (and who knows how much more will immerge?); rather it is where the information that nailed him came...
  • Obama’s Internet Power Grab

    02/11/2015 9:01:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/11/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    The secret plan to regulate the web. In a completely unsurprising development, one of the two Republican Commissioners on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has made it clear the Obama administration’s effort to regulate the Internet is nothing more than another government power grab. “President Obama’s plan marks a monumental shift toward government control of the Internet,” said a statement released by commissioner Ajit Pai. “It gives the FCC the power to micromanage virtually every aspect of how the Internet works. The plan explicitly opens the door to billions of dollars in new taxes on broadband… These new taxes will...
  • Axelrod: ‘Patronizing and Disrespectful’ Obama Chewed Out Maureen Dowd

    02/11/2015 7:44:17 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Daily Beast's Power Play Blog ^ | February 10, 2015 | Lloyd Grove
    When David Axelrod published his memoir he hoped it would be seen as a respectable political memoir. Naturally, everyone just wants the bitchiest dish.President Obama despises Maureen Dowd—absolutely loathes the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist. He’s annoyed by Mitt Romney. And the president’s messaging guru and top gun, David Axelrod, has little regard for Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton’s erstwhile chief strategist. Those are a few of the gossipy take-aways from Believer: My Forty Years in Politics, Axelrod’s hotly-anticipated (by political junkies) memoir that goes on sale today. Yet those anecdotes represent just the sort of slicing and dicing of...
  • Gut Check: Your Own Personal Blasphemy

    02/10/2015 7:16:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Breitbart's Big Hollywood ^ | February 9, 2015 | Greg Gutfeld
    The common definition of blasphemy is simple: an affront to faith or belief, an offense to god or what you believe to be spiritually sacred. This definition has widened, however, to encompass truly anything you hold sacred. No longer just a religious term, people apply blasphemy to language about gender, social issues, climate, pets, their heroes, their countries, even their health practices, favorite bands or teams. Mind you, this is different from the faux outrage I wrote an entire book about (see the delightful The Joy of Hate), in which people trump up phony anger based on assorted violations of...
  • Islamic State Affiliate Hacks Newsweek’s Twitter Feed

    The Twitter account for Newsweek was apparently hacked this morning by an entity calling itself CyberCaliphate and claiming affiliation with the Islamic State. The hackers replaced Newsweek’s header image with a photo of a masked man and the words “CyberCaliphate, Je SuIS IS” (meaning, “I am isis”). The hackers sent out multiple tweets to the publication’s 2.51 million followers. The tweets included threats toward United States President Barack Obama and his family, and what the hackers claimed were classified documents apparently describing social media-based intelligence gathering programs. Late last month, the relatively obscure CyberCaliphate claimed responsibility for the hacking of...
  • FCC Pushes Net Neutrality Regulations In Secrecy

    02/10/2015 4:54:17 AM PST · by LeoMcNeil · 9 replies
    Leo McNeil ^ | February 10, 2015 | Leo McNeil
    The FCC has attempted to regulate the internet twice in the past. On both occasions Federal courts ruled that the FCC didn’t have the authority to regulate the internet. That of course won’t stop the Obama administration from attempting to do just that via so-called net neutrality regulations. The FCC is considering a 332 page plan to regulate the internet. They’re expected to vote on it later this month. Only after the vote will they release to the public their plans to regulate the internet. The most open and transparent administration in history is set to regulate the internet without...
  • The case against cyber censoring the Islamic State vermin

    02/09/2015 9:36:08 AM PST · by hasb3an · 4 replies
    BetaNews.com ^ | 2-9-2015 | Derrick Wlodarz
    There's a reason we are in a cultural, military, and cyber messaging war with a twisted group called IS -- still widely called ISIS, its old name. It doesn't call itself HISIS; they don't claim to represent Hinduism. Nor BISIS; they aren't Buddhist radicals. CRISIS and JISIS would also be incorrect, since they aren't Christian or Jewish radicals, either. They may not represent mainstream Islam, but they wholeheartedly believe in their evil calling to establish a global Islamic caliphate based on a radical Sharia ideology -- affectionately and simply called the Islamic State. This diseased breed of Muslim fanaticism shares...
  • A Tuition-Free College Degree

    02/09/2015 2:18:58 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    EduCause ^ | November 10, 2014 | Shai Reshef, Founder and President of University of the People
    I would like to share with you a new model of higher education—a model that, once expanded, can enhance the collective intelligence of millions of creative and motivated individuals who otherwise would be left behind. Look at the world. Pick a place and focus on it. You will find people chasing higher education. Let's meet some of them. Meet Patrick. Patrick was born in Liberia to a family with twenty children. During the civil war, he and his family were forced to flee to Nigeria. There, in spite of his situation, he graduated from high school with nearly perfect grades....
  • Gallup CEO: I May “Suddenly Disappear” For Telling Truth About Obama (Video)

    02/08/2015 10:18:53 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 47 replies
    TheGatewatPundit.com ^ | February 8, 2015 | Jim Hoff
    Gallup CEO: I May “Suddenly Disappear” For Telling Truth About Obama Unemployment Rate (Video) Gallup CEO Jim Clifton told CNBC he might “suddenly disappear” for telling the truth about the Obama unemployment rate. The real Obama unemployment rate has never recovered and is still above 10%. unemployment obama Wall Street on Parade reported: Years of unending news stories on U.S. government programs of surveillance,rendition and torture have apparently chilled the speech of even top business executives in the United States. Yesterday, Jim Clifton, the Chairman and CEO of Gallup, an iconic U.S. company dating back to 1935, told CNBC that...
  • Teacher Docked Five Days’ Pay For Criticizing ‘Black Lives Matter’ Sign On Facebook (Georgia)

    02/06/2015 7:32:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 5, 2015 | Eric Owens, education editor
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) A Georgia middle school teacher has been suspended, docked five days of pay and must participate in diversity training because she posted her negative view of a person holding a “Black Lives Matter” sign on her personal Facebook account. The teacher, Kelly Tucker, teaches at Eighth Street Middle School in Tifton, Ga., a town of about 17,000 in the southern part of the state. Tucker’s Dec. 6 Facebook post, which went viral (at least locally) read: “Its turned into a race matter. What about the thugs that beat the father in his vehicle because he didn’t slow down? What...
  • Glenn Beck Rolls Out His Poll Results …

    02/06/2015 1:11:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    FITS News ^ | February 6, 2015 | Staff
    LINDSEY GRAHAM DEAD LAST IN PRESIDENTIAL SURVEY. We’ve never had much use for conservative commentator Glenn Beck, but lots of people swear by his opinion … and he frequently opines on presidential politics. Like his recently released presidential preference poll – in which his readers graded twenty-eight prospective “Republican” candidates on a scale from “100” (a.k.a. “the best score possible”) all the way down to “55,” which is the equivalent of “all F votes.” The winner? Well it sure as hell wasn’t U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham – whose warmongering flirtation with the White House earned a dismal response from Beck’s...
  • 5000 times more conductive 3D printer ink for parts with embedded functional electronics and wiring

    02/06/2015 2:13:19 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | January 13, 2015 | Brian Wang
    Voxel8, creator of the world’s first multi-material 3D electronics printer and backed by Braemar Energy Ventures, announced pre-order availability of its initial product – the Voxel8 Developer’s Kit. Voxel8 also announced its partnership with Autodesk to develop a new design tool called Project Wire for creating 3D electronic devices printed on Voxel8’s platform. Together, Voxel8 and Autodesk are enabling designers and engineers to create three-dimensional parts with embedded circuitry for the first time. Rapidly design novel devices, such as 3D printed antennas, electromagnetic coils, or stack ICs in ways that were previously impossible. Eliminate wire harnesses by combining them with...
  • Amazon and Google's rumored moves may be ill-advised (Buying Uber and RadioShack?)

    02/03/2015 2:27:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | February 3, 2015 | Aaron Pressman
    It’s a day of wild stories in the tech sector, with Amazon (AMZN) reportedly looking to open a huge chain of stores and Google (GOOGL) said to want to compete with Uber in the ride sharing market. Neither blockbuster story has been confirmed. Amazon isn’t commenting on the report that it might want to take over stores from near-bankrupt RadioShack. And Google is indirectly denying the report it would take on Uber, a company it has backed via its venture capital unit. But would either move make sense? Both are certainly debatable and full details obviously are not available. There’s...
  • NTU develops Singapore's first 3D-printed urban solar electric car

    02/02/2015 9:58:47 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | February 2, 2015
    By pushing existing technology to the limits, undergraduates from NTU have assembled a 3D-printed body shell for an electric car, says Associate Professor Ng Heong Wah.SINGAPORE: Students from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) have built the first urban solar electric car with a 3D-printed body in Singapore, said the university in a news release on Monday (Feb 2). The car – named NTU Venture 8 (NV8) – is mounted on a carbon fibre single shell chassis. “We are extremely proud to have designed and assembled a 3D-printed body shell for the electric car,” Associate Professor Ng Heong Wah said. “The...
  • New Apple and IBM enterprise app delivers a lot of utility

    02/01/2015 12:21:46 PM PST · by Star Traveler · 62 replies
    VentureBeat ^ | Friday, January 30, 2015 | Daniel Terdiman
    Apple and IBM are planning on partnering on a dozen new enterprise apps this quarter, and 100 this year. The first of them, aimed at utility workers, will be announced next week. VentureBeat has learned that the app, which the two huge corporations developed for a major U.S. utility company, was built for crew workers, like those that service electricity lines. It’s designed to give those workers a wide range of data, such as maps and weather notifications. The app is the result of the partnership between Apple and IBM, announced last summer, under which the two technology giants are...