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  • Current Sr. Google Engineer Goes Public On Camera: Tech is “Dangerous,” “Taking Sides”

    07/24/2019 6:29:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
     Insider: “It’s time to decide, do we run the technology, or does the technology run us?”  “I really don’t buy the idea that big tech is politically neutral.”  “Are we going to just let the biggest tech companies decide who wins every election from now on?”  “I look at search and I look at Google News and I see what it’s doing and I see Google executives go to Congress and say that it’s not manipulated. It’s not political. And I’m just so sure that’s not true.”  “I have a PhD, I have five years’ experience at Google and I just...
  • $2B ‘Grand Central of the West’ terminal is shut down over safety concerns

    09/26/2018 5:37:46 AM PDT · by ptsal · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 25-Sep-2018 | Bradford Betz
    A San Francisco transit terminal which took nearly 10 years to build and cost more than $2 billion was shut down Tuesday after officials discovered a crack in a support beam. The Salesforce Transit Center had been operating for only a month. The project was financed by land sales, federal stimulus grants, district fees and taxes, bridge tolls, and federal and state funds. Dubbed the “Grand Central of the West,” the terminal was highly anticipated before its opening. Sitting near the heart of downtown, the three-block structure was expected to accommodate 100,000 passengers each weekday, and up to 45 million...
  • The Polish Patriot Who Helped Americans Beat the British

    05/28/2018 9:44:42 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 51 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | March 8, 2017 | Erick Trickey
    Two months after Ben Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence, a surprise visitor walked into his Philadelphia shop. The young man’s curly brown hair cascaded down toward his shoulders, and his English was so broken he switched to French. Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a 30-year-old Pole just off the boat from Europe via the Caribbean, introduced himself and offered to enlist as an officer in the new American nation’s army. Franklin, curious, quizzed Kosciuszko about his education: a military academy in Warsaw, studies in Paris in civil engineering, including fort building. Franklin asked him for letters of recommendation. Kosciuszko had none....
  • Cause of death released for woman found near Bay Trail

    04/12/2018 12:58:29 PM PDT · by ProtectOurFreedom · 30 replies
    Los Altos Town Crier ^ | April 9, 2018 | Grace Hase
    The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office recently ruled that the Mountain View woman whose body was found floating in the water along the Bay Trail in Sunnyvale last December died of drowning. According to an autopsy report medical examiner Dr. Joseph O’Hara signed off on March 28, Chuchu Ma had “multiple minor blunt force injuries and pulmonary edema consistent with drowning.” But while Ma’s cause of death may be known, the manner of her death remains undetermined, perhaps indefinitely. Monday morning, Capt. Shawn Ahearn of the Sunnyvale Department of Pubilc Safety said Ma’s case is now considered closed. The...
  • "The Engineer's Hymn" by Leslie Fish to Star Trek

    "Engineer's Hymn" by filker Leslie Fish is a great portrait of Scotty, James Doohan, from Star Trek.
  • Man arrested after jumping White House fence, claiming to be Trump’s friend

    03/11/2017 9:24:32 PM PST · by justlittleoleme · 32 replies
    WTOP ^ | 3/11/17 | Lara Bonner
    “I am a friend of the President. I have an appointment.” These were the words a California man said to a U.S. Secret Service officer after jumping a fence and entering restricted White House grounds late Friday night, according to charging documents filed in filed in U.S. District Court. The man, who police identified as 26-year-old Jonathan Tuan-Anh Tran of Milpitas, California, was discovered in the restricted area of the White House when an officer approached him to ask him whether he was a pass-holder, police and court records said. That’s when Tran replied that he did not have a...
  • What we know about Mainak Sarkar, UCLA shooter

    06/02/2016 12:58:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    startribune.com ^ | 06/02/216
    Police discovered what Sarkar titled his "kill list" at his St. Paul apartment on Agate Street, which listed the names of two targeted professors, one of whom was not on the UCLA campus at the time of the shootings. A Brooklyn Park woman was also listed. Brooklyn Park police discovered her body in her home at 12:35 a.m. Thursday. Neighbors identified her as Hasti. • Sarkar's motive for killing the professor was believed to be over the perceived intellectual property theft. • Beck said the professors knew Sarkar had issues with them, but didn't believe he was a danger. •...
  • Police identify man who carried out UCLA murder-suicide

    06/02/2016 8:13:25 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 32 replies
    CBS 5 AZ ^ | 02 JUNE 2016 | AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police on Thursday identified the man they say carried out a murder-suicide that took the life of an engineering professor at UCLA. The shooter was Mainak Sarkar, said Officer Jenny Houser, a city police spokeswoman. Sarkar is listed on a UCLA website as a member of a computational biomechanics research group run by the victim, a professor of biomechanical engineering.
  • An Extremely Sad Open Letter to the "All-Woman Engineers, LLC" Investors

    01/31/2016 10:22:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 31, 2016 | Michael Hausam
    Author's note: The column contains satire. It is with a heavy heart that we must return your initial capital investment. President Obama's recent executive action will make implementing our brilliant moneymaking plan almost impossible to accomplish. When we released the video announcement about creating an engineering firm staffed only with women, the response was almost overwhelmingly positive. The idea was genius: exploit the pay gap between men and women to generate obscene profits. Investors, like you, lined up by the dozen, up to the point that we had to turn interested parties away. There were thousands of them. As everyone...
  • BREAKING & NSFW: Here Are #Amtrak Engineer #BrandonBostian’s Disturbing **** Pics

    05/17/2015 1:10:00 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 197 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | May 14, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    Could Bostian’s disturbed sex life have masked a deeper disturbance?
  • GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash

    05/14/2015 6:42:56 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    Got News.com ^ | May 13, 2015 | Charles C. Johnson
    BREAKING: GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash UPDATED W/ PHOTOS! May 13, 2015 by Charles C. Johnson 184 Comments Gotnews.com has independently identified the engineer at the center of the Amtrak crash that has killed at least seven. Brandon Bostian is the 32-year-old gay man who lawyered up after a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The train was reportedly going twice the speed limit.
  • Brandon Bostian is engineer in control of doomed Amtrak train refusing to speak with investigators

    05/13/2015 8:36:13 PM PDT · by grundle · 54 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 13, 2015 | Keldy Ortiz , Nina Golgowski, and Dareh Gregorian
    Full title: Brandon Bostian, 32 of Queens, is engineer in control of doomed Amtrak train refusing to speak with investigators Brandon Bostian, 32 of Queens, is the engineer who was in the control of the Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia. The engineer in control of the speeding Amtrak train that derailed in Philadelphia is a Queens man who's refusing to talk to investigators about the deadly Tuesday night crash. Investigators said the engineer - who CBS and NBC News identified as Brandon Bostian, 32 - had a lawyer at his side when he met with police on Wednesday, and...
  • BREAKING: GotNews IDs Gay Activist Train Engineer Who Caused Amtrak Crash

    05/13/2015 4:28:50 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 498 replies
    GotNews ^ | 5-13-2015 | Chuck C. Johnson
    Gotnews.com has independently identified the engineer at the center of the Amtrak crash that has killed at least seven. Brandon Bostian is the 32-year-old gay man who lawyered up after a deadly derailment in Philadelphia. The train was reportedly going twice the speed limit. ABC 6 previously reported that “Brandon Boshan,” not Brandon Bostian, was to blame for the deadly crash. (They have since taken down the link.) Bostian is a gay activist who previously worked at Target as a cashier before joining Amtrak, according to his LinkedIn.
  • Shocking interview with a Glock engineer about the Glock 43

    04/03/2015 10:34:06 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/31/15
    Watch interview (YouTube, 2m36s).
  • Navy engineer tried to steal schematics of aircraft carrier, feds say

    12/06/2014 8:34:48 AM PST · by Patriot777 · 39 replies
    Associated Press, Fox News.com ^ | December 05, 2014 | unknown
    NORFOLK, Va. – A Navy civilian engineer has been indicted on charges he tried to steal schematics of an aircraft carrier under construction and have them sent to Egypt. Federal prosecutors said Mostafa Ahmed Awwad, 35, of Yorktown, Virginia, was arrested Friday on two counts of attempted exportation of defense articles and technical data. Prosecutors said Awwad tried to steal technical data in the designs of the USS Gerald R. Ford in late October. Awwad provided computer drawings downloaded from the Navy to an undercover FBI agent posing as an Egyptian intelligence officer. The Ford is the lead ship in...
  • Don't Believe President Obama's Hype About An Engineer 'Shortage'

    09/15/2014 3:26:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Forbes ^ | 09/15/2014 | John Tamny
    [SNIP] All of which brings us to the latest popular lament among pundits, politicians, and even some in the business world: the perceived lack of engineers and/or ‘STEM’ (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) graduates. President Obama has said “We need more engineers,” so has Hillary Clinton, and then Lockheed Martin executive Stephanie Hill recently stated that “we’ll lose” if we don’t produce at least 1 million more ‘STEM’ grads. About all the handwringing, readers can relax. Indeed, there’s nothing to this story or alleged shortage. Price signals work. They always do, and they do because one of the underlying purposes...
  • An Engineer's Guide to Cats 2.0 - The Sequel [video]

    12/23/2013 2:13:46 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 19, 2013 | Paul & T. J.
    Two professional engineers update an earlier video tutorial about cats. This is a sequel to the original video "An Engineer's Guide to Cats" released in 2008:
  • NYC Engineer Wants to Help Homeless Man With Software Coding Classes

    08/24/2013 3:52:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 43 replies
    ABC Yahoo ^ | Aug 23, 2013 | JOANNA STERN
    McConlogue approached Leo, a 36-year man who lives on the streets of lower Manhattan, on Thursday and gave him two options. The first was $100 in cash. The second option on the table was a laptop, three JavaScript books and two months of coding instruction from McConlogue. Soon, McConlogue will deliver him a Samsung Chromebook with 3G connectivity, three JavaScript books, a solar charger for the laptop and something to conceal the laptop in. He will spend an hour before work every morning teaching him the basics of software coding.
  • High-tech and Humanity: 'English Majors Are What We're Looking For'

    07/26/2013 10:40:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2013 | Suzanne Fields
    Economic anxiety defines the Detroit bankruptcy, and not just in Michigan and the Midwest. Detroit is the urban nightmare, symbolic of America's downward cultural spiral since the 1960s, when optimism about what Americans could accomplish was the national elixir. The automobile was the national icon: powerful, beautiful and reliable. Detroit's advertising slogans reflected America's immeasurable self-confidence. Cadillac boasted that it was "the standard of the world." Buick promised that "when better cars are built, Buick will build them." Packard, then Detroit's ultimate expression of luxury, smugly advised, "Ask the man who owns one." The car was the example of infinite...
  • Million Engineers Struggling to Find a Job

    06/23/2013 6:06:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 107 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2013 | Mike Shedlock
    It's tough to find a job everywhere: in the US, in China, in Europe, and in India. Think education is the answer? I don't. Economic Times reports amillion engineers in India struggling to get placed in an extremely challenging marketSomewhere between a fifth to a third of the million students graduating out of India's engineering colleges run the risk of being unemployed. Others will take jobs well below their technical qualifications in a market where there are few jobs for India's overflowing technical talent pool. Beset by a flood of institutes (offering a varying degree of education) and a shrinking...