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  • Ted Cruz Comes Clean: He’s a Secret Video Game Addict

    05/28/2015 7:30:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 28, 2015 | Tim Mak
    The senator is known as a Tea Party firebrand. What he’s not known as is a hidden geek who can’t get enough of ‘Candy Crush.’ He tells The Daily Beast why he can’t have a console.Long before Ted Cruz became a senator from Texas, he was a gamer. He’s known for being pugilistic on the Senate floor, but sometimes he’d rather be fighting cartoon zombies on his iPhone. It’s an uncommon lens through which to view Cruz, a controversial conservative figure who is now running for the highest political office in the country. Cruz’s video game habit fits into a...
  • The LGBT Community is Eating Our Own

    05/26/2015 3:18:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Frontiers Media ^ | May 26, 2015 | Karen Ocamb
    How will we win an LGBT civil rights bill if we can’t even talk to Ted Cruz? The latest shaming and shunning LGBT morality play involves Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass —two rich gay hotel owners known mostly to the LGBT donor class—who co-hosted a dinner at their swanky Central Park penthouse last month for Tea Party darling Ted Cruz, the anti-gay senator from Texas and Republican presidential candidate. It was not a fundraiser, nor an endorsement, Weiderpass later insisted, but an opportunity to have a “dialogue” with one of the nation’s most powerful politicians about a range of issues,...
  • Kerry Calls for Stricter Government Regulation of Internet [semi-satire]

    05/26/2015 10:58:45 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 May 2015 | John Semmens
    In a speech in South Korea US Secretary of State John Kerry called for government to play a bigger role in what goes on the Internet. Kerry advised that “we take a lesson from what’s going on in North Korea. Sure, there are a lot of things wrong with the way Kim is governing his country, but that doesn’t mean everything he’s doing is a mistake.” “A key positive in Kim’s policies is the government’s larger role in filtering what the citizens of North Korea can see and hear from the Internet,” the Secretary maintained. “Antisocial content that could undermine...
  • Extreme Networks Cuts 18 Percent Of Workforce; Plans To 'Rely More On Channel Partners' (285 jobs)

    05/23/2015 9:13:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    CRN ^ | May 21, 2015 | Mark Haranas
    Extreme Networks on Thursday disclosed plans to restructure by cutting 18 percent of its global workforce -- 285 jobs -- and investing in software and cloud services for the channel. Some sales positions were included in the job cuts, and Extreme plans to fill those gaps by working more closely with solution providers, said Ed Meyercord, president and CEO of Extreme, during a conference call. "In certain markets, rather than have the fixed costs of a direct sales team or people in place, we'll cover that through the channel and channel partners," Meyercord said. "We're going to rely more heavily...
  • A $77 3D Printer is Unveiled! Say Hello to the Lewihe Play

    05/22/2015 8:37:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    3DPrint ^ | May 21, 2015 | Eddie Krassenstein
    With all technology, prices tend to come down as time goes on. This was seen within the personal computer market and the 2-dimensional printer market, and now we are starting to really see this happen within the 3D printing space as well. Whether you are a consumer and you love the fact that prices continue to drop, or if you are a manufacturer and you hate it, we can probably expect this trend to continue at least a little bit longer. Just 2 years ago, if you wanted a desktop 3D printer, you were looking at spending four figures. There...
  • Adult dating site hack exposes millions of users (Adult Friend Finder)

    05/22/2015 4:07:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Belfast's News Channel 4 ^ | May 21, 2015 | Geoff White
    Hackers have struck one of the world's largest internet dating websites, leaking the highly sensitive sexual information of almost four million users onto the web. The stolen data reveals the sexual preferences of users, whether they're gay or straight, and even indicates which ones might be seeking extramarital affairs. In addition, the hackers have revealed email addresses, usernames, dates of birth, postal codes and unique internet addresses of users' computers. Channel 4 News has been investigating the cyber underworld, discovering which websites have been hacked and exposing the trade in personal information of millions of people through so-called "dark web"...
  • What Will Happen to Truck Stop Towns When Driverless Truck Technology Expands?

    05/19/2015 7:56:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    Route Fifty ^ | May 18, 2015 | Michael Grass
    In just a few years, communities that depend on the trucking industry for their vitality will be facing major economic disruption.Roscoe, Nebraska, is a good place to contemplate how the evolution of long-haul travel can change a community. This unincorporated settlement—some classify Roscoe as a “semi-ghost town”—sits about seven miles east of the city of Ogallala along U.S. 30, which follows the old Lincoln Highway route and before that, various overland migration trails to California, Oregon and Utah. Just off U.S. 30, opposite the Union Pacific freight-rail tracks, there’s an abandoned gas station with its former pump, pictured above, standing...
  • Browser speeds Help

    05/19/2015 11:32:36 AM PDT · by ex-snook · 25 replies
    self | May 19 | self
    My Firefox is running very very slow compared to Explorer running FreeRepublic. Any ideas?
  • Obama joins Twitter. Racism quickly follows.

    05/19/2015 9:32:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Partisan ^ | May 19, 2015 | Jonathan Capehart
    There are moments when I come thisclose to quitting Twitter. The amount of hatred squeezed into 140 characters or less by lunatics usually cloaked in anonymity is enough to make you question your support for the First Amendment and your faith in the decency of other people. To the uninitiated, the torrent of bigotry can leave you feeling violated. Even the most seasoned, battle-scarred, seen-it-all, canÂ’t-nuthinÂ’-shock-me individual will be left O-o by the filth in his or her Twitter feed. A story I just read by David Badash at thenewcivilrightsmovement.com about the welcome President Obama got upon joining Twitter left...
  • Tina Siegert the Google Goliath’s David

    05/19/2015 8:55:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/19/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Google, the world’s largest search engine, is gargantuan in size and clout, but still small enough to fit in Barack Obama’s back pocket Conservative websites like Canada Free Press (CFP) owe a debt of gratitude to plucky ‘Citizen Journalist’, news researcher cum laude, Tina Siegert of News the Media Won’t Show You. Though some might not yet realize its full impact, all conservative websites are under Google suppression now that Google has claimed rights as the Grand Central of Internet Truth. Google will no longer drive traffic to Conservative websites. Internet traffic is what gets all websites Internet advertising. Without...
  • Apple has an evangelist — Mike Huckabee

    05/15/2015 11:42:18 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 23 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | May 15 2015 | Philip Rucker
    You might guess that Mike Huckabee, the former Arkansas governor and Baptist preacher who recently penned the bestseller "God, Guns, Grits and Gravy," is a PC guy (as in computers, not consciousness). Wrong. "I'm an Apple snob," Huckabee declared here Friday. "I have pretty much everything Apple."
  • DHS chief: Drones 'an issue' for security in 2016 race

    05/15/2015 12:32:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Hill's Blog Briefing Room ^ | May 15, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Friday that drones will be an issue for federal, state and local security during the 2016 presidential race. Johnson made the comments in response to a question from NBC's Chuck Todd, who asked him whether the Secret Service was "panicked" about the proliferation of drones. Todd said he wondered how it would effect security at outdoor campaign events in 2016. “It is definitely an issue,” Johnson replied on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”He then went into an anecdote about a drone flying over his head at a graduation ceremony. “I was giving a commencement address a...
  • UP to have 'labs' for policing social media (Uttar Pradesh - Indian Province)

    05/12/2015 9:59:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Press Trust of India ^ | May 13, 2015 | Sangita Bakaya
    Lucknow, May 13 (PTI) Realising that social media with its massive reach and lightning speed has the potential "to affect law and order", especially in sensitive areas, Akhilesh Yadav government is setting up two "laboratories" to be manned by police to monitor content and prevent any trouble. "The (Uttar Pradesh) government has sanctioned two social media labs in Lucknow and Meerut and work is on for setting them up very soon, may be within two months," ADG (Traffic) Anil Agarwal, who is looking after all the IT projects of the state police, told PTI. The officers and Sub-inspectors, who will...
  • After Threats, Subway Worker Says Comments on Slain Cops Taken the 'Wrong Way' (Hattiesburg, MS)

    05/11/2015 5:04:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 11, 2015
    A Subway sandwich shop worker whose social media posts about Saturday's killing of two police officers in Mississippi sparked outrage online said her comments were misconstrued — and now she's being threatened. "They took the status the wrong way," Sierra McCurdy of Laurel, Mississippi, told NBC News Monday. McCurdy wrote the Facebook post following news of the fatal shooting of two officers, Benjamin J. Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 25, during a traffic stop in Hattiesburg. "2 police officers was shot in hattiesburg tonight…GOT EM," read the post, which also included a crying-laughing emoticon and a gun emoji. "They took...
  • Rand Paul, Ted Cruz Top Caffeinated Thoughts Reader Straw Poll (Cruz leads in Iowa)

    05/11/2015 1:16:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Caffeinated Thoughts ^ | May 11, 2015 | Shane Vander Hart
    Caffeinated Thoughts completed a non-scientific poll of our readership from May 1-8, 2015. U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) leads overall being first choice for just shy of 37% of those polled. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) leads among Iowan readers with almost 29% saying he is their first choice. Our overall results (1st Choice): 1. U.S. Senator Rand Paul – 36.8% 2. U.S. Senator Ted Cruz – 19.6% 3. Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum – 11.2% 4. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry – 8.0% 5. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal – 5.2% 6. U.S. Senator Marco Rubio – 4.0% 7. Former...
  • Need Windows 7 help - Disk Boot Failure

    05/11/2015 8:29:18 AM PDT · by Eric Pode of Croydon · 43 replies
    11 May 2015 | Eric Pode ot Croydon
    "DISK BOOT FAILURE - Insert system disk and press enter" Doing just that produces no result. I've tried booting with the system disk I used to install W7 on this machine, and with two repair disks created on other 32 bit W7 machines, and get the "This version of System Recovery Options is not compatible" message with them all. I have a Windows PE install on a flash drive which will boot and let me in to look at the drives. I've been able to copy all the files from the boot partition to another USB drive, and run chkdsk...
  • Report: Potential Impacts of Second Circuit’s Ruling Against NSA Bulk Collection

    05/11/2015 5:57:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/11/15 | Sierra Rayne
    NSA telephone metadata program Following last Thursday’s federal appeals court decision, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) has issued a legal sidebar on the possible impacts of this Second Circuit ruling against bulk collection on USA PATRIOT Act reauthorization: On May 7, 2015, a federal appeals court issued a decision in American Civil Liberties Union v. Clapper that could have significant implications for both the telephone metadata collection program operated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the legislative debate surrounding consideration of the USA FREEDOM Act of 2015 (H.R. 2048 S. 1123) currently taking place in the House and the...
  • Bureaucracies: Dinosaurs Run Amok in Technological Civilization

    05/10/2015 10:18:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The National Review ^ | May 10, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    ‘Finally, neural networks that actually work.” So reads the headline in Wired, and, really, haven’t we all been waiting? (Yes, we have, even if we do not know it.) The article concerns artificial-intelligence innovator Jeff Dean, who as an undergraduate at the University of Minnesota 25 years ago created a rudimentary “neural network” — a computer system sophisticated enough to learn — but was hobbled by the available computing power of the time. Now working at Google, he’s helping to create vastly powerful and subtle networks that recognize faces and spoken language. A few pages over, there’s a wonderful if...
  • The Time to Think About the 3D-Printed Future Is Now

    05/09/2015 3:16:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Harvard Business Review ^ | May 6, 2015 | Professor Richard D’Aveni
    3-D printing, or additive manufacturing, is likely to revolutionize business in the next several years. Often dismissed in the popular mindset as a tool for home-based “makers” of toys and trinkets, the technology is gaining momentum in large-scale industry. Already it has moved well beyond prototyping and, as I explain in a new HBR article, it will increasingly be used to produce high-volume parts and products in several industries. Since I prepared that article, new developments have only strengthened the case for a 3-D future – and heightened the urgency for management teams to adjust their strategies. Impressive next-generation technologies...
  • Ted Cruz’s Gay Hosts Are Shunned, While Major Cult Leader Is Among Largest Donors To Broadway Cares

    05/08/2015 2:32:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 8, 2015 | Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5W Public Relations
    Certain biases remain acceptable. There’s a full-fledged boycott against two gay New York City hoteliers who recently hosted an event in their home for Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas). How would the media react if a Republican business owner hosted an event for a gay politician – and mainstream Republican-friendly organizations boycotted them as a result? There would rightfully be outrage. The two gay hotel owners have been attacked and harmed financially – despite their long history as activists and philanthropists – for hosting a discussion with Cruz. (It wasn’t even a fundraiser.) This is the liberal thought...
  • Federal appeals court rules NSA cell phone data collection illegal

    05/07/2015 2:05:13 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/07/15 | Robert Laurie
    A nice first step. This afternoon, a New York federal appeals court ruled that the NSA’s warrantless collection of domestic phone data is illegal. This will come as welcome news to those of us who would rather not trade freedom for a false sense of security. As the New York Times reports: In a 97-page ruling, a three-judge panel for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that a provision of the Act permitting the Federal Bureau of Investigation to collect business records deemed relevant to a counterterrorism investigation cannot be legitimately interpreted to permit the...
  • This Boy Wonder Is Building the Conservative MoveOn.org in an Illinois Garage

    05/07/2015 12:45:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Bloomberg Politics | May 7, 2015 | Julie Bycowicz
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-05-07/conservative-boy-wonder
  • Clinton, Cruz Campaign Launches Reign -- On Facebook

    05/06/2015 12:09:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    NBC News ^ | May 6, 2015 | Carrie Dann
    It's Hillary Clinton and Ted Cruz leaving everyone else in the dust - on Facebook, that is. According to data provided by the social media giant, Clinton and Cruz registered the most Facebook "interactions" -- meaning likes, comments, posts and shares -- in the 24 hours surrounding the launch of their presidential campaigns. Clinton, who used Facebook to showcase the video announcing her White House bid, won a whopping 10.1 million interactions from 4.7 million unique users in the period around her official announcement. Cruz, the first presidential candidate to make his run official, registered 5.5 million interactions when he...
  • America, Wake The Hell Up

    05/04/2015 4:49:59 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 48 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | May 5, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    Folks, there is exactly one way you're going to put a stop to this sort of nonsense: At the end of October, IT employees at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts were called, one-by-one, into conference rooms to receive notice of their layoffs. Multiple conference rooms had been set aside for this purpose, and in each room an executive read from a script informing the worker that their last day would be Jan. 30, 2015. Some workers left the rooms crying; others appeared shocked. This went on all day. As each employee received a call to go to a conference room,...
  • Internet on the brink of collapse? Web could reach its limit in just 8 years, use all of UK's power

    05/03/2015 10:19:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | May 3, 2015 | Ben Spencer, science reporter
    * Internet speeds have increased by 50-fold in the last decade alone * Optical fibres have reached capacity and cannot transfer any more light * Laying down more cables may solve problem but this will increase costs * 'It is harder and harder to keep ahead,' said Professor Andrew EllisThe internet is heading towards a 'capacity crunch' as it fails to keep up with our demand for ever faster data, scientists have warned. Leading engineers, physicists and telecoms firms have been summoned to a meeting at London's Royal Society later this month, to discuss what can be done to...
  • Silicon Valley Then and Now: To Invent the Future, You Must Understand the Past

    05/03/2015 6:00:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    BackChannel ^ | May 1, 2015 | Leslie Berlin
    “You can’t really understand what is going on now without understanding what came before.” Steve Jobs is explaining why, as a young man, he spent so much time with the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs a generation older, men like Robert Noyce, Andy Grove, and Regis McKenna. It’s a beautiful Saturday morning in May, 2003, and I’m sitting next to Jobs on his living room sofa, interviewing him for a book I’m writing. I ask him to tell me more about why he wanted, as he put it, “to smell that second wonderful era of the valley, the semiconductor companies leading into...
  • The Rise of Gaming Archaeology

    05/03/2015 3:28:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Geek Snack ^ | April 28, 2015 | Ryan Martinez
    As MMOs Continue to Grow Leaving Old Areas Behind, Gaming Archaeology has Risen Up to Explore and Remember their Past.MMOs such as World of Warcraft and Guild Wars have been going strong for years now continually growing their player base and the areas open to them. They’ve become so large that the games have taken on the same traits as real world cultures. As they continue to grow the community moves to new areas, new hub cities, leaving the old ones behind. Just as real world cities are abandoned and forgotten old hub cities in MMOs are quickly forgotten. Yet...
  • Let's end this FReepathon this week!

    05/03/2015 11:42:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Free Republic ^ | May 3, 2015 | 2ndDivisionVet
    FRiends, it's time to end this quarter's FReepathon so that we might have more time to talk with one another, discuss the issues, vet the candidates and also do the silly stuff that makes us laugh. If you aren't currently a monthly donor, please consider becoming one. Perhaps dedicate your donation to a loved one, whether still with us or already gone, human or pet. Or dedicate it to the folks who served or have served in our armed forces. Why you donate is up to you. That you donate benefits us all. Thanks for listening.
  • Graphene 3D Lab Announces Water-Soluble 3D Printer Filament

    05/01/2015 3:06:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    TenLinks ^ | April 29, 2015
    NEW YORK, NY, Apr 29, 2015 – Graphene 3D Lab Inc. will announce details of a newly-developed water-soluble 3D filament at the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ (CME) Canada Makes: Additive Manufacturing Forum at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario on April 30, 2015. The water-soluble filament is the latest in a line of specialty-functional filaments that Graphene 3D is introducing to the 3D printing industry. Elena Polyakova, chief operating officer of Graphene 3D, will present details on the new water-soluble filament and discuss the effect of graphene-enhanced materials for the 3D printing industry. Water-soluble filaments are primarily used to occupy negative...
  • Can Amazon Be An Online Price Club That Tempts Vending Operators?

    05/01/2015 2:47:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Vending Marketwatch ^ | April 30, 2015 | Emily Refermat
    Amazon.com, a leader in the world of online retailing, is making waves due to the recent launch of Amazon Business, a new marketplace on Amazon.com that combines the selection, convenience and value with new features and unique benefits tailored to businesses. It was one of the reasons Amazon had a booth at the NAMA OneShow last week in Las Vegas, NV. I stopped in while walking the show and talked to the representatives. They were announcing the Amazon Business opportunity and gauging the interest from operators. From what I’ve seen so far, while Amazon Business is in its early stages,...
  • Tolerance? Liberals want to kill conservatives

    04/30/2015 12:18:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 29, 2015 | Phil Elmore
    The immediacy of social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook, offers us a window into the prejudices of others that is unprecedented in the history of our society. Not a day passes in the United States when some person does not commit career suicide, achieve viral fame, or both by posting to Twitter or Facebook. A hundred and forty characters or less can make a hero or freshly mint a villain. All it takes is an ill-chosen word or, perhaps more accurately, a moment of honesty. We are all creatures of prejudice to one degree or another; we all harbor likes,...
  • Can archived computer files be faked with respect to date and content?

    04/29/2015 8:15:40 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 52 replies
    04/29/15 | Grumpygresh
    Question for all freeper computer experts. I have a case where I have reason to believe that my opponent has faked the date and content of a website as it appeared in January through April 2011. I have used the way back machine and found that my opponent did not the information that they claimed to have had on the website between January to April 2011. I have not yet received any paperwork or computer file from my opponent. But when I do get the computer file, could it be faked with respect to the date and content? What would...
  • Big adobe Illustrator Issues

    04/29/2015 11:50:22 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 26 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | April 29, 2015 | MeshugeMikey
    When I do a normal launch of adobe illustrator It freezes. when I do the optional launch....I get no toolbar etc etc. Im stumped and haven't been able to get anywhere on the adobe forums help! Thank you
  • Kristol Clear Straw Poll: Walker 30%, Cruz 24%, Rubio 18%

    04/27/2015 10:51:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 27, 2015 | John McCormack
    Bill Kristol writes in this week's newsletter: About 7,500 votes were cast in The Weekly Standard's third presidential poll of the year, twice as many as in the poll a couple of months ago. In that straw poll (and, to repeat, these are obviously not scientific surveys, but rather polls of those who chose to participate), Scott Walker, was far ahead, with almost half the first place votes. He still leads, but has come back to the field some. He's got 30% of the first place ballots, and appears on an impressive 69% of all ballots as a first, second...
  • Business opportunity for Christian-friendly internet companies.

    04/27/2015 4:00:13 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 10 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 4/27/2015 | Moneyrunner
    GoFundMe has determined that if Christians are accused of crimes, such as not baking cakes for gay weddings, they will not be able to use their service. It appears that gay activists have objected to a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to keep the Sweet Cakes bakery in business or pay the fine, which could be as high as $150,000, for declining to bake a cake for a gay wedding. It is, of course, the right of GoFundMe to deny service to anyone – even as Sweet Cakes is denied the same right – but it leaves a market for...
  • America's Soft Police State

    04/26/2015 12:43:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2015 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    Today Americans live in a soft police state. We may not sense its severity and doom like runaway slaves or Anne Frank, but the freedoms of the greatest number of Americans have never been more threatened and violated institutionally -- both openly and secretively -- by our own government. The Fourth Amendment, which is the law limiting government power to search and seize our persons and most private property, has been gutted by executive and administrative actions, Congress, and the courts -- the very bodies that were supposed to enforce it on government. This American Bill of Right is based...
  • A 4D Printed Valve That Actuates According to Water Temperature

    04/23/2015 11:12:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    3DPrint ^ | April 23, 2015 | T.E. Edwards
    It may seem a touch misleading in name, but scientists at the University of Wollongong say they’re creating what they call 4D printing. The fourth dimension they refer to is time and shape shifting as the researchers have begun to develop 3D printed materials capable of morphing into new structures – post production – as those materials are influenced by the addition of external stimuli such as water or heat. The team at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science say these new materials are able to transform themselves from one shape into another, and they see applications for...
  • Government by Google

    04/22/2015 7:47:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/22/15 | Judi Mcleod
    The government is Google, and Google is the government It was a mainstream media asking no questions that inflicted a Marxist president on an unsuspecting West in 2008, but it is Google that is keeping him there, and Google which is making the election of Hillary Clinton in 2016 all but inevitable. As much as half of the U.S. population so fervently wishes otherwise, America-hating Marxists in office are there to stay, courtesy of the airtight power bestowed upon them by the most arrogant, powerful and influential company on earth: Google. In an upside-down world, fraught with government-designed false flags...
  • I keep getting logged out...

    04/22/2015 5:12:08 AM PDT · by don-o · 46 replies
    April 22, 2015 | don-o
    It started a couple days ago. I am set for "convenient" which is supposed to keep one logged in when one closes a tab or browser. Yes I have AV and malware scan done. No I have not changed my cookie policy No I do not want to get a Mac.
  • Stephen King lets Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have it

    04/18/2015 9:22:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Salon ^ | April 18, 2015 | Staff
    In a brilliant tweet, the horror master perfectly sums up the state of the 2016 presidential race. Stephen King has unloaded on the Republican presidential field on Twitter — the horror master’s latest dive into savvy GOP bashing. This tweet takes on the nightmare that is the current field of right-wing senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. Stephen King ✔ @StephenKing Cruz, Paul and Rubio, all running for President. Hey, I thought I was supposed to write the horror stories. 2:25 PM - 16 Apr 2015 In recent weeks, King has jumped into the debate over Indiana’s religious...
  • Vanity: Hybrid computer bleg

    04/18/2015 4:04:34 AM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 18 replies
    self | April 18, 201 | Sherman
    My notebook computer is dying and needs replacement. I like the idea of replacing it with a tablet/laptop hybrid, as I can think of a number of ways to make my life more productive if I could use both. I go out to jobsites and gather information on paper, then bring it back and enter it into the computer and produce reports. Seems to me the info could be entered into a tablet and skip a step. I also do a fair bit of work with graphics and such, but for that I normally hook up to a large monitor...
  • Your call - Which early presidential candidate is winning in the media? (FReep a poll)

    04/14/2015 11:28:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    PR Week's Blog ^ | April 14, 2015
    Hillary? Rand Paul? Ted Cruz? Marco Rubio? Four major candidates have stepped forward to run for the Democratic and Republican nominations for president, and a few more are sure to follow soon. Their entrances into the race couldn’t be more different. Republicans Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz went the more traditional route with kickoff events. Hillary Rodham Clinton went big on social with a much anticipated video and tweet combination, but is keeping events low-key to start – except for a Monday evening visit to Chipotle. So who’s winning the media battle at this very early stage? Take...
  • Google/Dems deadly duo whitewashing Hillary Clinton’s Past

    04/14/2015 7:58:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/14/15 | Judi Mcleod
    The jury’s still out on where Barack Obama was born, but a new squeaky clean, shrill-less Hillary Clinton is about to be re-birthed by mighty Google. The jury’s still out on where Barack Obama was born, but a new squeaky clean, shrill-less Hillary Clinton is about to be re-birthed by mighty Google. Seven years ago the Democrats gave America a Manchurian candidate presented from faux Greek columns as the world’s new messiah. Obama and his manufacturers promised the Fundamental Transformation of America, but went out to fundamentally transform the Free West while they were at it.
  • Hedge-fund magnate backing Cruz is major investor in Breitbart News Network

    04/13/2015 12:59:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Politico's Dylan Byers On Media ^ | April 13, 2015 | Dylan Byers
    The Long Island-based hedge-fund magnate who is helping bankroll Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign for the Republican nomination is also one of the top investors in the Breitbart News Network, sources with knowledge of the matter told the On Media blog on Monday. Robert Mercer, the co-CEO of hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, is the main donor behind a network of pro-Cruz super PACs that have raised at least $31 million to date, according to a recent New York Times report. Mercer has spent more than $15 million on conservative political campaigns and causes since 2012. What the Times report did not...
  • Administration Brushes Off Russian Hackers [semi-satire]

    04/13/2015 9:53:29 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 April 2015 | John Semmens
    Evidence that Russian computer hackers penetrated security at the White House and State Department was brushed aside by National Security Council spokesman Mark Stroh. “Since the Administration has no hostile designs on Russia we don’t consider their gaining access to confidential correspondence at the State Department or White House a threat to our security,” Stroh maintained. “In a way, this could be a good thing. They will see that we bear them no ill will. That could open up new avenues for better relations between our two countries.” “It would be far more worrisome if our correspondence had been illicitly...
  • Would you vote for Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, or Rand Paul?

    04/13/2015 12:40:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    IVN ^ | April 12, 2015 | Thomas A. Hawk
    Who would you vote for if the 2016 Presidential Election were held today? Ahh … its time for another Presidential election already, and voters are either passionate or apathetic once again! To date, three candidates have entered the Presidential race: Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz. If the election were held today, who would YOU vote for? To help, here’s some campaign videos of today’s limited trio. The name are listed in alphabetical order. But if you’re a conspiracy theorist, its because we secretly support Hillary Clinton and though that was an excuse. Or … if your a conspiracy...
  • Hillary Clinton, America’s 1st ‘Google President’

    04/12/2015 7:13:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/12/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Get ready for a made-perfect-by-digital President Hillary Rodham Clinton unless someone can come up with a legal way to stop Google from reinforcing the Fundamental Transformation of America Hillary Clinton will become the quintessential online presidential campaign candidate today when she throws her hat in the ring via an online YouTube. While chattering classes are caught up in President Barack Obama’s statement that he thinks Hillary Rodham Clinton would be “an excellent president”, his added thought that she “will have a strong message to deliver” if she does decide to run, will go without much notice. Clinton’s long-anticipated second run...
  • Comcast Call Back Service Overloads My Phone!!!!

    04/09/2015 5:38:24 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 20 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | April 9, 2015 | MeshugeMikey
    My Internet service was out for less than an hour....and for that Ive gotten no less than FIVE phone calls to alert me to the fact that service in the area of the outage was reestablished....almost two hours ago. who could imagine!
  • Major Scoop in Mother Jones Claims Ted Cruz Was Once a Lawyer

    04/09/2015 11:44:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The American Spectator's The Spectator Blog ^ | April 9, 2015 | Emily Zanotti
    I'm so glad the world has David Corn of Mother Jones. Without him, how would we get the most pressing and important information on our Republican Presidential candidates? After all, it's not everyone who can read Wikipedia and use Google so masterfully. This week, we learn from our intrepid reporter that not only is Ted Cruz an attorney, but he also once represented clients. After serving over five years as the state of Texas’ top lawyer, Cruz in 2008 joined the Houston office of the high-powered, international law firm Morgan Lewis to lead its Supreme Court and national appellate practice....
  • How do you stop a Google Goliath from plagiarizing The Truth?

    04/09/2015 9:49:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Meanwhile the words of John 14:6 “Jesus answered “I am the way and the truth and the light” should be copy-rite protected before Google comes along to plagiarize them. Get ready for a 2016 presidential campaign utterly controlled by a Google chokehold. Long a public relations conspiracy in the making, the digital behemoth whose hypocritical motto is ‘Do No Evil’ seeks to keep the presidency an airtight Democrat one. All “goo-goo-googely eyes” will be trained on Hillary Clinton in 2016. And should a fickle fate, for any reason keep Clinton out of the race, Google will throw the might of...