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  • Apple beats Street, services revenue grows 24% to all-time quarterly record of $6.3 billion

    10/25/2016 2:17:21 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 34 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | October 25, 2016: 2:00 PM
    Apple today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter ended September 24, 2016. The company posted quarterly revenue of $46.9 billion and quarterly net income of $9 billion, or $1.67 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $51.5 billion and net income of $11.1 billion, or $1.96 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 38 percent compared to 39.9 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 62 percent of the quarter’s revenue.“Our strong September quarter results cap a very successful fiscal 2016 for Apple,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, in a...
  • Apple leaks new MacBook Pro with touch strip

    10/25/2016 2:08:16 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    The Verge ^ | October 25, 2016: 3:23 PM | by Jacob Kastrenakes
    Including Touch ID and a MacBook-style keyboard Apple is widely expected to unveil a redesigned MacBook Pro atan event on Thursday, but it looks like it may have let a couple images slip out early.MacRumors spotted a pair of images hidden inside yesterday's update to macOS Sierra, both of which show a new MacBook Pro, a touch panel above its keyboard, and a fingerprint reader.The images show a narrower MacBook Pro with slimmer bezels around both the keys and screen. The keys all look to be flatter, likely adopting the same slim format used on the MacBook. Otherwise, the design...
  • Jobs For Hillary When She Permanently Freezes Up

    10/25/2016 11:33:52 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 42 replies
    blueunicorn6 | 10/25/2016 | blueunicorn6
    We have all seen the video of Hillary Clinton freezing up and getting tossed into a van like a sack of sweat socks. Eventually, she's going to freeze up and be stuck that way. She has always wanted to serve her country so I think we should come up for some suggestions for her when she freezes up. 1. Scarecrow. OK, I admit that's the obvious choice, but I started this thread so tough toenails. Yes, she can frighten crows, but I think she can scare away other things, too. Like siding salesmen. Stick her out there on the front...
  • Project Verify The Vote 2016

    10/25/2016 9:38:14 AM PDT · by Windflier · 16 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 25 October 2016 | Windy
    We know that the Democrats are going to pull out all the stops to steal this election for Hillary. Instances of vote/election fraud are already being reported in early voting locations around the country. So much of the process is now handled electronically, there's a very real possibility that this election could be stolen without leaving so much as a fingerprint. I suggest that a citizen generated effort could be quickly implemented to help thwart the outright theft of our nation's highest office. My idea is to put a website in place where voters can register how they voted in...
  • A Word About Poll Working...

    10/25/2016 8:09:12 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 16 replies
    self | jimjohn
    With all the hub-bub about the possibilities of election fraud, I decided to volunteer to be a poll worker for the first time. When I finally got a hold of someone in my state, I was in for quite a surprise
  • Homeland security looks at Internet of Things

    10/25/2016 6:47:16 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 22 replies ^ | 25 October 2016 | Nick Farrell
    The lightbulbs are revolting The Obama administration has ordered Homeland Security to come up with a cunning plan to make the Internet of Things devices more secure after a huge DoS attack on major websites. Twitter, Spotify, Netflix and dozens of other major websites were taken down by botnets built from compromised Internet of Things devices.Homeland Security said it had held a conference call with 18 major communication service providers shortly after the attack began and was working to develop a new set of strategic principles for securing internet-connected devices.DHS said its National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Centre was working...
  • FR's CrippleCreek

    10/25/2016 6:13:29 AM PDT · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 41 replies
    VANITY ^ | 25OCT2016 | Cletus
    Anyone heard from CrippleCreek lately? He said he was taking some "time away". Since he lives near my "born & raised" stomping grounds, I'd like to see him back on FR.
  • Helpful VANITY for NON-ROKU Users

    10/25/2016 1:16:53 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 12 replies
    Yesterday was a tip for ROKU users. Today is for non-ROKU users who wish to cut their cable lines. Two videos were found which are shared. You might view both to see if you could use the information. How To Get Free Cable Channels On Your Computer Easily and Legally Free US And UK Premium Cable TV Package This Is A Free Cable TV Replacement The power is in your hands. USE IT!
  • Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14951 for Mobile and PC (Fast Ring Insiders)

    10/24/2016 10:12:52 PM PDT · by dayglored · 29 replies
    Windows 10 Blogs ^ | Oct 19, 2015 | Dona Sarkar
    Hello Windows Insiders! Today we are excited to be releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14951 for Mobile and PC to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. Whats new in Build 14951 Refining the customization experience for precision touchpad (PC) Windows Ink Improvements (PC) We are also introducing Stencils [ADDED] Inking in Photos Simplified, more familiar camera interface (PC & Mobile) Simplifying your developer experience (PC) Narrator improvements Windows Subsystem for Linux: Official Ubuntu 16.04 support Windows / WSL interoperability Other improvements and fixes for Mobile (list) Other improvements and fixes for PC (long list) Known issues for Mobile Known...
  • MIT has built an AI that makes your pictures really spooky

    10/24/2016 7:55:30 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies ^ | Duncan Geere
    They call it the 'Nightmare Machine'. It's learnt a number of styles , from 'Fright night' to 'Inferno', which the team has applied to a bunch of famous landmarks from around the world.... As well as buildings, the team has been working on making people's faces scarier. That algorithm has been taking a bit more tweaking, and to that end the team wants your help rating whether a selection of faces are scary or not to improve it. "Creating a visceral emotion such a fear remains one of the cornerstones of human creativity,"
  • Apple releases macOS Sierra 10.12.1

    10/24/2016 5:26:54 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | October 24, 2016
    Apple today released macOS Sierra 10.12.1 which improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac, and is recommended for all users. This update: • Adds an automatic smart album in Photos for Depth Effect images taken on iPhone 7 Plus. • Improves the compatibility of Microsoft Office when using iCloud Desktop and Documents. • Fixes an issue that may prevent Mail from updating when using a Microsoft Exchange account. • Fixes an issue that caused text to sometimes paste incorrectly when using Universal Clipboard. • Improves reliability of Auto Unlock with Apple Watch. • Improves security and stability in Safari. • Fixes an issue that may...
  • Apple releases iOS 10.1

    10/24/2016 5:08:33 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 22 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | October 24, 2016
    Apple today released iOS 10.1 which includes Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus (beta), transit directions for Japan, stability improvements and bug fixes. iOS 10.1 introduces new features and improvements including:Camera and Photos • Introduces Portrait Camera for iPhone 7 Plus that creates a depth effect that keeps your subject sharp while creating a beautifully blurred background (beta) • People names in the Photos app are saved in iCloud backups • Improved the display of wide color gamut photos in the grid views of the Photos app • Fixes an issue where opening the Camera app would show a blurred...
  • Imams Criticized for Using iPads While Delivering Friday Sermon

    10/24/2016 4:53:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | Monday, 24 October 2016
    Imams and preachers in mosques around the Kingdom are increasingly resorting to technology to perform their tasks and some of them even rely on smart devices such as iPads to read out Friday sermons. However, some religious scholars disapprove of the trend. Sheikh Khalid Al-Faris, the imam of Umm Ibrahim Al-Faris Mosque in Najran, considered the use of electronic devices instead of paper for referring to notes while delivering Friday sermons as inappropriate and ill-advised. Worshippers come to mosques for spiritual enhancement and their feelings must be respected. Giving a sermon looking into an iPad is disrespectful, said Al-Faris. Sheikh...

    10/24/2016 11:17:08 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 52 replies
    n/a | self
    Fellow ROKU users, we just installed, free, the X-TV app Roku offers. For LOADS of NEW tv viewing, tee vee shows and movies, you MUST do this. Though FOX news is waning, you will be able to see the broadcast, C Span, a weather station, etc, etc, Walking Dead, X-Files, Sopranos, Law and Order, House, Chip and Dale Cartoons and many other toons (for the children) There is so much offered it is virtually impossible to list even a small portion of the choices. CUTTING CABLE CORDS? Roku is for you, now more so than ever.
  • The internet apocalypse map hides the major vulnerability that created it

    10/24/2016 9:16:58 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 14 replies
    The Verge ^ | 24 Oct 2016 | Ingrid Burrington
    Accountants were volunteering to help the customer service team, sales people were cheering on our NOC [network operations center] team, York said. Its not quite the thrilling war story of generations past, but it echoes the general uniting of voices from infrastructure, standards, and the security community, who have been concerned about the possibility of attacks like this for years.
  • For Microsoft Windows, it's do or die

    10/23/2016 8:29:45 PM PDT · by dayglored · 70 replies
    Business Insider ^ | )ct 23, 2016 | Matt Weinberger
    Microsoft is set to unveil a bunch of new hardware on Wednesday, with the star attraction likely to be a new Surface PC to compete with Apple's all-in-one iMac.Microsoft is billing this event as the future of Windows 10. That's not surprising: The reason Microsoft got into the Surface business in the first place was to push Windows forward into a touchscreen future, whether PC manufacturers wanted it or not.But we're fast approaching a moment in time where Microsoft is going to have to do more than introduce new kinds of PCs if it wants Windows, first introduced in 1985,...
  • iPhone, ,,FreeRepublic question

    10/23/2016 5:59:31 AM PDT · by MNDude · 8 replies
    I am curious if anybody knows the answer to this. And some Free Republic postings, the "reader view" works, and some other postings, it does not Does anyone know why, and if that is something we can when posting an article?
  • Mirai-based DDoS attack highlights benefits of Apple's secure HomeKit platform

    10/22/2016 1:02:41 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    Appleinsider ^ | October 21, 2016 | By Mikey Campbell
    A distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that on Friday severely impacted internet access for many U.S. web denizens was found to be in part enabled by a botnet targeting unprotected "Internet of Things" devices. For Apple, the revelation vindicates a controversial walled garden approach to IoT borne out through the HomeKit protocol. As detailed yesterday, unknown hackers set their sights on Dyn, an internet management company that provides DNS services to many major web entities. A series of repeated attacks caused websites including The Verge, Imgur and Reddit, as well as services like HBO Now, and PayPal, to see...
  • 'Smart' home devices used as weapons in website attack

    10/22/2016 11:14:47 AM PDT · by McGruff · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/22/2106
    Hackers used internet-connected home devices, such as CCTV cameras and printers, to attack popular websites on Friday, security analysts say. Twitter, Spotify, and Reddit were among the sites taken offline on Friday. Each uses a company called Dyn, which was the target of the attack, to direct users to its website. Security analysts now believe the attack used the "internet of things" - web-connected home devices - to launch the assault.
  • Samsung 'blocks' exploding Note 7 parody videos

    10/22/2016 12:42:12 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | 21 October 2016
    Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in Grand Theft AutoImage copyrightYOUTUBE.COM/OLLI43 Samsung appears to have filed copyright claims against YouTube videos mocking its recalled Galaxy Note 7 handset. Many gamers have showcased a modification to video game Grand Theft Auto V, in which sticky bombs were switched with exploding Samsung phones. But some have reported that their videos have been blocked on YouTube following a copyright complaint. Samsung has not yet responded to repeated BBC requests for comment. Critics have warned that trying to remove gamers' videos will only draw more attention to them.
  • 2nd Fire in Apple iPhone 7 Threatens Mass Recall

    10/21/2016 6:37:09 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 85 replies
    Associated Press through Breitbart News ^ | 21 Oct 2016 | by CHRISS W. STREET
    (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press) Another newly shipped Apple iPhone 7 caught fire and destroyed a car in what looks similar to the same type of battery fires that forced a worldwide recall of all Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units. Australian surfing instructor Mat Jones says that he left his week-old iPhone 7 covered by a pair of pants in his car while he went out to give a lesson. When Jones came back from surfing, he immediately noticed that all the windows of his car were blacked-out. As Jones opened the cars door, he was hit by...
  • Internet outage - Comm alternatives Emergency updates, FR contingency ham email & shortwave news

    10/21/2016 5:22:51 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 190 replies
    In light of today's widespread Internet outages, we should discuss contingency plans for FR availability, news updates and emergency communications. Please share what ham amateur radio shortwave frequencies to monitor for emergencies and news updates, as well as practical ham email on the HF and VHF bands.
  • Crowd chanting "Podesta! We got your emails, Podesta!" live on @CNN during discussion

    10/21/2016 5:21:14 PM PDT · by HonkyTonkMan · 41 replies
    Twitter ^ | 21 Oct 2016 | Pam Moore
    Crowd chanting "Podesta! We got your emails, Podesta!" live on @CNN during discussion Podesta: "Uh, uh, uh, it uh,..."#PodestaEmails14— Pamela Moore (@Pamela_Moore13) October 21, 2016
  • Internet Down (massive outages west and east coasts)

    10/21/2016 11:51:23 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 44 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Today | Giz
    Twitter, Spotify and Reddit, and a huge swath of other websites were down or screwed up this morning. This was happening as hackers unleashed a large distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on the servers of Dyn, a major DNS host. Its probably safe to assume that the two situations are related.
  • Apple complains Amazon's US site is selling fake products (filing suit against seller)

    10/20/2016 5:09:44 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | October 20, 2016
    Image copyright Apple Image caption Apple said this wall charger and other goods were fakes despite being advertised as an "original Apple" items Apple has complained of a "flood" of counterfeit goods masquerading as its products being sold on claim relates to items sold via Amazon's "fulfilment" scheme, whereby third parties list their goods on the retail giant's site, store their inventory in its warehouses and rely on it for deliveries.Apple warns the alleged fakes are potentially life-threatening.But it is suing one of the vendors rather than Amazon itself.The defendant, New York-based Mobile Star LLC, could not be reached...
  • Microsoft rescues disheveled lady Skypers with its TeleBeauty virtual makeup app

    10/20/2016 1:10:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    pcworld ^ | 10/20/2016 | mark hachman
    Microsoft Japan, in conjunction with cosmetics supplier Shiseido, has developed TeleBeauty, an app that applies virtual makeupwith styles ranging from cool to trendyover a face. TeleBeauty uses the laptops camera to superimpose the makeup scheme as the woman (or a man, though the app seems aimed at women) conducts a Skype for Business call. ... Shiseido encourages women to explore the apps settings: Go natural, for everyday meetings, or bold, to get undivided attention, or even trendy, to pitch a new idea. To the untrained eye, its not quite clear where the app actually applies the virtual makeup, however.
  • iPhone 7 Plus: A Tale of Two Personalities

    10/20/2016 1:09:37 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 22 replies
    Cellular Insights ^ | October 20, 2016
    Like clockwork, every September the entire tech world gets excited for the newest Apple device. The combination of a premium build, unmatched system performance, and tightly integrated software and services delivers whats considered to be the gold standard in smartphone user experience. Over the past five years, Apples modem supplier was Qualcomm, but this year, Apple has taken a different approach with the decision to source two instead of one baseband chipset suppliers: Qualcomm and Intel. This created two distinct RF SKUs, one limited to GSM/WCDMA/LTE support (A1778, A1784), powered by Intels modem, and one with GSM/CDMA/WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/LTE support (A1660,...
  • Debate over: IBM confirms that Macs are $535 less expensive than PCs

    10/20/2016 12:42:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 86 replies
    Jamf Conference ^ | October 19, 2016 | By Jeni Asaba
    Attendees arrived early to the Guthrie this morning to claim seats for the most anticipated session at the Jamf Nation User Conference (JNUC). And they weren’t disappointed. In a passionate presentation from industry leaders in enterprise, education and healthcare, attendees learned how they too can achieve unprecedented success in their own environments. User choice at IBM Fletcher Previn, VP of Workplace as a Service at IBM, started the discussion by sharing what they’ve done to transform company culture for the 400,000+ employees who span across IBM’s 2,800 locations. It started with user choice. In 2015, IBM let their employees...
  • Apple Magic Toolbar Trademark Exclusive New Macbook Details

    10/20/2016 12:06:43 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    The TradeMark Ninja ^ | October 20, 2016 | by Trademark Ninja
    Apple Magic Toolbar So, about that “Apple Magic Toolbar eh?” First things first, yes the rumour that there would be some sort of bar to replace the function keys has been around a long time, and there’s some great mock-ups of what it might look like. I know that.That being said, whether it was 100% going to be a feature, and what it would be called, well that’s more uncertain.Now, of all my predictions (see more on the right hand toolbar) this is the biggest gamble so far.This trademark is NOT in the applied for or registered in the name...
  • Google leans left. Surprise! (Vanity)

    10/20/2016 8:24:28 AM PDT · by SouthWall · 10 replies
    10/20/16 | Doug Wall
    Okay, I know it sounds like a conspiracy theory, but when in type in the words not for liberals (not in quotes), Google suggest "Why not vote for liberals". Bing does not. Just saying
  • Its official: Apple sends invitations for hello again event on October 27th (New Macs?)

    10/19/2016 10:23:43 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 53 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | October 19, 2016
    As expected, Apple just sent out invites for an event in Cupertino next week on October 27th,” Nilay Patel reports for The Verge. “The tagline on the invite, ‘hello again,’ is a clear reference to the Mac, which was originally introduced with the word ‘hello'” in 1984,” Patel reports. “The event will be streamed live starting at 10AM PT / 1PM ET.”“The rumors suggest the new MacBook Pro will have an OLED touch control bar above the keyboard that will dynamically display different function keys,” Patel reports. ” There are also reports that Apple will move to an all-USB-C port...
  • Call a random Hillary supporter

    10/19/2016 3:24:41 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 15 replies
    Call An Elitist ^ | 10/19/2016 | Self
  • New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says he is done with his 'undependable' Microsoft [tr]

    10/19/2016 6:13:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 19, 2016 | Ariel Zilber
    Technophobic mad genius football coach Bill Belichick has waved the white flag when it comes to his battle with Microsoft Surface. The New England Patriots head man told reporters on Tuesday that he will no longer use the tablet for analyzing in-game plays. 'As you probably noticed, I'm done with the tablets,' Belichick told reporters during a conference call, according to ESPN. 'I've given [the Suface] as much time as I can give them. They're just too undependable for me. I'm going to stick with pictures as several of our other coaches do as well, because there just isn't enough...
  • Google+ Notifications Have Stopped Working

    10/18/2016 5:20:12 PM PDT · by sourcery · 13 replies
    vanity | 18 Oct 2016 | self
    It seemed to me that the quantity of plussing ("liking",) re-sharing and commenting on my Google+ posts had gone way down today. Recently, the G+ notification just stopped working altogether. Not just for me, but for others also. Can anyone confirm? What about other social media platforms?
  • The special features that enable Apple to remove security tethers from demo devices

    10/18/2016 10:30:14 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 3 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | October 17, 2016 | By Ben Lovejoy
    I suggested last week that Apple’s apparent move to remove security tethers from demo devices in its retail stores likely wasn’t too risky thanks to a range of hidden security measures, and we’ve been hearing a little detail on how some of these work.Apple has long had special OS images for demo devices. You can’t, for example, set a passcode on a iOS device and then lock it, and Macs revert to their original state after a reboot.Apple regularly tweaks these images. For example, at one time you could go into Safari and change the homepage to any site you liked; there’s...
  • Apple Releases iOS 10.0.3 for iPhone 7 With Cellular Connectivity Bug Fix

    10/18/2016 10:13:25 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    MacRumors ^ | October 17, 2016 | by Juli Clover
    Monday October 17, 2016 10:02 am PDT by Juli Clover Apple today released the second official update to the iOS 10 operating system, nearly one month after releasing iOS 10.0.2 and a month and a half after providing the new iOS 10 operating system to the public. iOS 10.0.3 comes ahead of iOS 10.1, a more significant update that brings a Portrait mode depth-of-field effect to the iPhone 7 Plus. iOS 10.0.3 can be downloaded as an over-the-air update on all iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus devices. Today's update includes a fix for a bug that could cause issues...
  • Horror Stories From the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Flight Ban

    10/18/2016 9:58:42 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | October 17, 2016, 9:45 am | By Rhett Jones
    On Saturday the federal flight ban on Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones went into effect in the United States. We asked our readers how this was working out around the globe and from the replies weve received, its safe to say that, so far, this sucks. The Transportation Departments decision to ban the Note 7 from all flights came just days after Samsung announced that it was killing the phone for good. That short window left little time for the manufacturer, wireless carriers, and airlines to present a plan for consumersand its unclear if anyone even has one. So far,...
  • Study: 1 in 2 American Adults Already In Facial Recognition Network

    10/18/2016 9:38:42 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 35 replies
    vocativ ^ | 10/18/16 | Kevin Collier
    DMV records, plus a cavalier approach to mugshot databases, puts half of the US in the system Half of all American adults are already in some sort of facial recognition network accessible to law enforcement, according to a comprehensive new study. Conducted over a year and relying in part on Freedom of Information and public record requests to 106 law enforcement agencies, the study, conducted by Georgetown Laws Center on Privacy and Technology, found American police use of facial recognition technology is a scattered, hodgepodge network of laws and regulations.
  • Computer Help, Re:Windows Update

    10/17/2016 8:13:15 PM PDT · by CaptainPhilFan · 45 replies
    10-17-16 | Lisa
    Yesterday I attempted to install the latest Windows Update, after my computer went rogue and started freezing, as it does every time I ignore the Update. It runs Vista because I've refused 8, 9 and 10. The Progress Bar spun at "Downloading" for over an hour. I got out and went looking for a solution. One that made sense was "Complete any other update then try again" so I did. The system was then stuck at "searching for updates" and would only last a few minutes before crashing. I got to the Microsoft site and found the correct update, 32...
  • Android Tech Question

    10/17/2016 2:30:38 PM PDT · by ex91B10 · 6 replies
    NA | 10/17/2016 | EX91B10
    Quick question for any Android geeks here: Has anyone rooted a Samsung Galaxy Tab A (SM-T550) running Marshmello? What software did you use? Lot's of options out there and I'm hoping a FReeper can provide some solid insight. Thanks.
  • Drone Guidlines

    10/17/2016 9:22:10 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 4 replies
    BIG BROTHER ^ | July 2016 | FAA
  • What Happened to 10/17 Wikileaks Podesta emails 10 Release?

    10/17/2016 8:29:04 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    Self | October 17, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    What happened to the Wikileaks John Podesta emails 10 release? These releases always happen by this time of day? So what's up? Does this have something to do with the internet being cut to the Ecuadoran embassy in London?
  • Recommendations for alternative email services?

    10/16/2016 7:09:58 AM PDT · by SteveinSATX · 42 replies
    Any recommendations for alternative email services that is not any of the popular mainstream services will be appreciated. Many thanks.
  • WikiLeaks, Best of (or worse of!))

    10/15/2016 10:09:10 PM PDT · by Darch · 2 replies
    WikiLeaks_best_of ^ | 10-15-2016
    The devastating WikiLeaks on the corrupt Clinton campaign are being revealed with increasing speed, thanks to all those running the WikiLeak searches. Current leaks are great, but having a compiled list would be helpful. This site provides such a list, after just one week of leaks...
  • Is It Now Safe For John Podesta to be Alone in a Room with Hillary?

    10/15/2016 11:37:10 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 20 replies
    Self | October 15, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    How safe is it now for John Podesta to be in a room alone with Hillary Clinton? It is obvious that Podesta is clueless about web security and, as a result, about 50,000 of his emails have ended up at Wikileaks. Obama is threatening cyber war with Russia over this but from what I read, Podesta's security was so lax even a teenage hacker could have gotten his emails. In addition, even his Twitter account was hacked in a most hilarious way. After a few days of getting just excerpts from Hillary's Wall Street speeches, starting with today's release, we...
  • Internet problems in Texas?

    10/15/2016 8:53:25 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 49 replies
    Internet going nuts | 15 October 2016 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Anyone having internet outage issues in South Central Texas area?

    10/14/2016 10:51:19 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 14, 2016 7:43 PM ET | By JOAN LOWY
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) Passengers and flight crews will be banned from bringing Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on airline flights under an emergency order issued Friday by the Department of Transportation in response to reports of the phones catching fire.</p>
  • Prologium makes Lithium-Ceramic batteries that cant explode

    10/14/2016 6:31:51 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    Semiaccurate ^ | Oct 10, 2016 | by Charlie Demerjian
    Solid state electrolytes and ceramics dont burn well Taiwanese battery maker Prologium has a lithium ceramic battery that bends, folds, cuts, and doesnt explode. SemiAccurate takes a look at the interesting bits surrounding their solid state electrolyte batteries.First a little background, I have been writing about why batteries explode for over a decade, the first one I recall was in February of 2004 shortly after The Inquirer posted the first pictures of a laptop in mid-kaboom. Sorry no links because of this and this.
  • No More Humans: Foxconn Deploys 40,000 Robots In China

    10/14/2016 12:43:23 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 34 replies
    China Tech News ^ | October 13, 2016, 10:21:26 am HKT | CHINATECHNEWS.COM EDITOR
    <p>Foxconn has deployed 40,000 robots in its factories in mainland China as it aims to reduce the number of workers at its plants creating digital devices.</p> <p>Dai Chia-peng, general manager of the automation technology development committee of Foxconn, said during an interview with local Chinese media that those robots are basically made by Foxconn itself, except for some parts like servo motors and reducers that come from other parties.</p>
  • Is Freerepublic down?

    10/13/2016 1:52:42 PM PDT · by knarf · 99 replies
    self ^ | October 13, 2016 | knarf
    I googled and was told FR was up, but maybe not for me. When I sign in/in ... I get the FR latest posts splash page but "your inquiry returned no results"It's almost 5PME here and it has been down since around 330I attempted a freepmail and I think it went through so this problen may be just the main pageI'm confused