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  • Word For The Day - SAMIZDAT

    11/17/2017 6:45:32 AM PST · by Red Badger · 16 replies ^ | 11/17/2017 | Red Badger
    ==================================================================================== sam·iz·dat ˈsämēzdat/ noun: samizdat the clandestine copying and distribution of literature banned by the state, especially formerly in the communist countries of eastern Europe. Origin 1960s: Russian, literally ‘self-publishing house.’ a key form of dissident activity across the Soviet bloc in which individuals reproduced censored and underground publications by hand and passed the documents from reader to reader.
  • 3D Printing Gives Hackers Entirely New Ways to Wreak Havoc

    11/16/2017 11:42:02 PM PST · by fireman15 · 26 replies
    Hrvard Business Review ^ | October 25, 2017 | by Alessandro Di Fiore
    For the last decade, the 3D printing sector has been dominated by closed systems, in which 3D printers could only be used with the manufacturers resin and software. The trouble with closed systems is that they limit innovation. One printer manufacturer alone cannot offer the variety of materials needed for the thousands of potential 3D printing applications. As a result, the development of new end-user applications and materials has stalled, and growth in 3D printing has plateaued. To break out, the industry must reinvent itself and become open. There has been progress in that direction. Players from adjacent industries have...
  • Voters Elect Known Killer To School Board

    11/16/2017 7:04:17 PM PST · by simpson96 · 32 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/15/2017 | Staff
    LA JUNTA, Colo. (CBS4) An admitted murderer was elected to serve on the East Otero School Board in La Junta. Thomas Seaba pleaded guilty to murdering a fellow Marine in the 90s. A detective on the case said Seaba shot the victim five times. Seaba moved back to Colorado after getting out of jail and got a job with La Juntas Wastewater Department. Although, it was obvious a set of horrific mistakes compounding on one another which led to me serving time in prison, said Seaba. The East Otero School Districts superintendent, Rick Lovato, said We researched to see...
  • Parkville yoga instructor for children charged with molesting 6-year-old student

    11/16/2017 10:02:24 AM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    fox ^ | Nov. 16, 2017 | fox
    PARKVILLE, Mo. A former yoga instructor for children is accused of molesting one of his 6-year-old students. Christian A. Hammond, 22, is charged with child molestation in Platte County. On Nov. 9, police received a tip regarding someone molesting a child at Parkville Childrens Cottage, Montessori School, according to court documents. Police spoke to the 6-year-old victim and the victims mother, and the victim told police that on Nov. 7, he got a hug from Hammond, the yoga teacher at the school.
  • A dance full of history

    11/16/2017 6:02:11 AM PST · by SandRat
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Lauren Renteria
    SIERRA VISTA In honor of National Native American Heritage Month, Cochise College hosted the Redhouse Dancers of Tucson in its annual celebration of cultural diversity. Tanya Biami, a communications professor at Cochise College, organized this year's event. The production featured performers from the Redhouse group as well as the the Ohitika Girls, a local song and drumming troupe of young girls from various cultural backgrounds. The relationship between the Redhouse Dancers and Cochise College dates back at least 18 years, Biami said. But the history between the Redhouse Dancers and Sierra Vista goes back even further to when Rex...
  • Santa Cruz Police: Man Entered Classroom With Machete

    11/15/2017 7:32:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    KSBW ^ | Nov 14, 2017
    A 27-year-old Santa Cruz man is accused of entering a high school classroom with a machete on Tuesday. Milton Miller caused Natural Bridges High School to go on lock down and police were quickly called in. Advertisement School officials told Miller to leave the school's campus, and he left. "With the help of the Santa Cruz rangers, the Santa Cruz Police Department was able to locate and arrest Mr. Miller in the West Cliff area," police said. Milton Miller SCPD Milton Miller Miller was booked into the Santa Cruz County Jail. Miller was previously arrested in September for walking around...
  • Missing explorer Benedict Allen in Papua New Guinea searching for tribe of headhunters

    11/15/2017 2:36:22 PM PST · by Red Badger · 90 replies ^ | Wednesday 15 Nov 2017 7:24 am | Richard Hartley-Parkinson
    Explorer Benedict Allen has gone missing after attempting to find an indigenous tribe in Papua New Guinea, it is reported. The 57-year-old, who has previously recorded series for the BBC and written books on exploration, was on a journey to rediscover the Yaifo tribe. In a post on his website before setting off titled I may be some time, adding dont try to rescue me, please where Im going in [Papua New Guinea] you wont ever find me you know) Mr Allen said he was looking to meet with the tribe 30 years after discovering them for the first...
  • How the Jeep Evolved From Military Vehicle to Today's Wrangler

    11/15/2017 7:44:35 AM PST · by Red Badger · 81 replies ^ | Nov 14, 2017 | By Chris Perkins
    The humble origins of America's favorite 4x4. The current Jeep Wrangler is way more high-tech than its WWII-era forefather, but there's a direct link between the two. You can't say that about a lot of cars on sale today. Now, you can watch the Jeep's history unfold in this lovely animation from the people at Donut Media. Donut actually starts with two cars that competed with the original Willys for the US military contractthe Ford Pygymy and the American Bantam Reconnaissance Car. Then, we get into Willys-Overland's first Civilian Jeep (CJ), which gave birth to the legendary CJ5. Eventually, we...
  • Second-Closest Earth-Like Planet Discovered

    11/15/2017 7:07:25 AM PST · by Red Badger · 25 replies ^ | 11/15/2017 | By Jay Bennett
    About 11 light-years away, Ross 128 b is closer to the solar system than any known exoplanet save Proxima b. First there was Proxima b, the Earth-sized planet orbiting the closest star to us, Proxima Centauri. Then came the seven Earth-sized worlds orbiting TRAPPIST-1, a star 39 light-years away, three of which are in the habitable zone. Now we welcome a new tantalizing exoplanet to the group, the second closest we know of, also Earth-sized and temperate, orbiting a calm red dwarf star: Ross 128 b. Ross 128 is an old, inactive red dwarf star that sits 11 light-years away....
  • Taking Atheism Seriously

    11/14/2017 9:54:10 AM PST · by Heartlander · 18 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | November 13, 2017 | Michael Egnor
    Taking Atheism Seriously Michael Egnor November 13, 2017 Recently a man burst into a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, and shot and killed 26 parishioners (including an unborn child). The killers former high school classmates described him as a militant atheist. He was always talking about how people who believe in God were stupid and trying to preach his atheism, wrote former classmate Nina Rose Nava in a Facebook post, according to the Daily Mail. I legit just deleted him off my fb cause I couldnt stand his post. Which raises this question: To what extent was the killers rampage...
  • Teacher downloads inappropriate Internet assignment

    11/14/2017 8:50:16 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    wtvr ^ | Nov. 14, 2017 | staff
    HOPEWELL, Va. -- The superintendent of Hopewell Schools issued a statement Monday after angry and confused parents spoke out over an assignment they deemed inappropriate for their children's middle school class. A teacher at Carter G. Woodson Middle School assigned the "Family Quiz" worksheet Friday in a Family & Consumer Sciences class, according to parents.
  • Its pretty easy to prevent Nazis from claiming your brand

    11/14/2017 7:41:07 AM PST · by pabianice · 8 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 11/14/17 | Allen
    It makes sense that Nazis are trying to stay relevant and cater to younger generations by using memes like Pepe the Frog, which the Anti-Defamation League recently labeled a hate symbol. Popular culture is an easy way to reach a younger audience. Still, a business cant stand by and watch while the alt-right ruins their image or else well see more instances like when The Daily Stormer claimed New Balance sneakers the official shoes of white people.
  • 5 professions that could see significant growth with the rise of Artificial Intelligence

    11/14/2017 7:00:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Venture Beat ^ | 11/14/2017 | By BABAK HODJAT, SENTIENT TECHNOLOGIES
    The words “artificial intelligence” often conjure up a sense of fear and apprehension. Fear for the unknown possibilities of AI, fear for the AI-fueled dystopian images brought about by movies like The Terminator, and most practically, fear for the possibility that AI will someday take our jobs. This fear is neither new nor totally unfounded. As with any disruptive technological invention, faster, more efficient machines are bound to replace human workers. However, those who fear AI will take their jobs can rest a little easier knowing they will at least have the potential to find a new job.A new...
  • The Surprising Revolt at the Most Liberal College in the Country

    11/13/2017 1:07:12 PM PST · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 11/2/2017 | Chris Bodenner
    At Reed College, a small liberal-arts school in Portland, Oregon, a 39-year-old Saturday Night Live skit recently caused an uproar over cultural appropriation. In the classic Steve Martin skit, he performs a goofy song, King Tut, meant to satirize a Tutankhamun exhibit touring the U.S. and to criticize the commercialization of Egyptian culture. You could say that his critique is weak; that his humor is lame; that his dance moves are unintentionally offensive or downright racist. All of that, and more, was debated in a humanities course at Reed. But many students found the video so egregious that they opposed...
  • Oxford teacher faces action over 'misgendering' pupil

    11/13/2017 12:45:16 PM PST · by simpson96 · 28 replies
    BBC ^ | 11/13/2017 | Staff
    Joshua Sutcliffe, a Christian pastor from Oxford, admitted he said "Well done girls" when addressing a group including the student. He described it as a "slip of the tongue", but said he believed biological sex was defined at birth The school said it would be "inappropriate" to comment. Mr Sutcliffe, who teaches children aged between 11 and 18, said the incident took place on 2 November. He said a week-long investigation found he had "misgendered" the pupil. The maths teacher, who is also a pastor at the Christ Revelation church in Oxford, said he tried to balance his beliefs with...
  • Trump voters were motivated by racism, not economic anxiety (ultrabarf alert)

    11/13/2017 12:21:37 PM PST · by pabianice · 16 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 11/13/17 | O'Malley
    The theory goes that Trump was the only politician to speak to the working classs financial fears, exacerbated by the daunting forces of globalization, immigration and mechanization. This ignores Trumps overt sexist and racist appeals during the campaign and repackages them as legitimate economic grievances. In this world, it wasnt Trumps conflation of Mexican immigrants with rapists that motivated his supporters; it was his criticism of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
  • Study Finds Mushrooms May Have Fountain Of Youth Benefits

    11/13/2017 10:47:00 AM PST · by Red Badger · 56 replies ^ | 11/13/2017 | by Daniel Steingold
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. Mushrooms may make our favorite pizza and pasta dishes taste delightfully better, but it turns out they may help keep our brains and hearts younger too. A new study finds that some of our favorite toadstools may have high concentrations of antioxidants with anti-aging benefits. Researchers at Penn State analyzed the chemical composition of a wide variety of types of mushrooms, finding that many contained high levels of ergothioneine and glutathione, both of which are important antioxidants. What we found is that, without a doubt, mushrooms are highest dietary source of these two antioxidants taken together,...
  • Having sex could slow down aging but only if you do it a certain number of times each week

    11/13/2017 10:43:38 AM PST · by Red Badger · 45 replies ^ | 11/07/2017 | Kristin Salaky
    A healthy sex life just may help make you healthier overall. Warner Brothers A small study suggests that having sex at least once per week can help people age better. Researchers claim that frequent sex can lengthen your telomeres, which promotes better agin and promotes better physical and mental health as you age. This was a small and short study, so more research is needed. It's no secret that sex comes with many benefits, but a new study suggests that having sex frequently can also keep you from aging. Well, sort of. The study, conducted by the University of California...
  • The first effective therapy against glioblastoma by attacking telomeres

    11/13/2017 10:39:57 AM PST · by Red Badger · 9 replies ^ | Public Release: 13-Nov-2017 | Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncolgicas (CNIO)
    Blocking TRF1 interrupts tumor growth and increases survival in various mouse models of glioblastoma. This is a potential therapeutic option for a disease for which there are no curative treatments. The Telomere and Telomerase Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) has shown that it is possible to block the growth of human and murine glioblastoma in mouse models by blocking the TRF1 protein; an essential component of the telomere-protective complex known as shelterin. The study, published in Cancer Cell, describes a new and promising way to combat this type of brain tumour, considered one of the most...
  • Rediscovering north Local vets work on magnetism changed maps, textbooks

    11/13/2017 7:52:58 AM PST · by SandRat · 22 replies
    SierraVista Herald ^ | David Rookhuyzen
    At first blush, Frank Klein is another distinguished veteran in a military town full of them. But the 96-year-old retired U.S. Air Force colonel can also lay claim to a special footnote in history. In addition to being a decorated officer and skilled navigator, hes the man who helped redefine where north was. The Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, natives journey to his footnote was a circuitous one. Following high school, he had a mind to go into acting and actually moved to New York City. For a year he had a role on a weekly CBS radio program, where he would rub...