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  • Are virtual reality headsets safe for kids?

    12/02/2016 1:53:17 AM PST · by SMGFan · 12 replies
    ClickOrlando ^ | December 1, 2016
    It's expected to be the hot holiday gift of the season: Virtual reality headsets. It's a cool new experience but there's still a lot unknown about the technology, especially when it comes to kids. The headset completely immerses users in a new 3-D virtual world. "I felt like I was actually there." said one first-time user. "There's no age limit to this," said another virtual reality fan
  • "Moanin’ For You" & "Alone in the Rain" Lloyd Huntley Orchestra (songs from The Grand Parade)

    11/29/2016 10:27:34 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1929 | Lloyd Huntley
    VIDEO
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    11/29/2016 4:18:07 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 212 replies
    Our Thanksgiving turkey turned out picture-perfect this year, thanks to my husband’s careful and devoted ministrations. I wouldn't want anything but the 'whole bird beautifulness' for Thanksgiving; but for other occasions you may want to try a boneless, stuffed turkey ‘loaf’. We happened to find a video by Chef John of ‘Food Wishes’, where he shows how to debone a turkey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0TfYHzEOcsIf you’d like to try first with something easier, try with a chicken; the process is practically the same, and a search on ‘deboning a chicken', will bring up lots of videos, including Jacques Pepin’s, whose videos are always...
  • (MS)SQL Server on Linux: Runs well in spite of internal quirks. Why? (Preview review)

    11/26/2016 7:51:49 PM PST · by dayglored · 14 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 24, 2016 | Tim Anderson
    First Look Microsoft has released a public preview of SQL Server for Linux, and I took it for a spin. There are three supported platforms for SQL Server on Linux, these being Red Hat Enterprise 7.2, Ubuntu 16.04, and a Linux-based Docker engine. Installation on other versions of Linux may also work, although unsupported. The Docker image enables installation on Mac or Windows. Microsoft specifies a minimum of 3.25GB of RAM. I installed on a modest 8GB dual-processor VM running Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" for testing. Setup involves agreeing a licence and setting an SA (system administrator) password. I then installed...
  • CNN Lives Up to Their Rep by Broadcasting 30 Minutes of Porn Accidentally

    11/25/2016 7:10:45 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 25 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | Nov 25, 2016 | S. Noble
    CNN Lives Up to Their Rep by Broadcasting 30 Minutes of Porn Accidentally by S. Noble • November 25, 2016 IBD Times tells us that CNN, a fake news channel accidentally broadcast 30 minutes of hardcore pornography to viewers in Boston on Thursday 24 November. Even funnier, they were looking for the travel and food show, Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, They got to see parts unknown alright. It was R-rated porn. They blamed the cable provider RCN but it did take them a half hour to notice the error. Fortunately it was 10 at night and not daytime.
  • Microsoft shares Windows 10 telemetry data with third parties (aka. FireEye security)

    11/24/2016 8:56:24 AM PST · by dayglored · 18 replies
    Beta News ^ | Nov 24, 2016 | Wayne Williams
    It’s no secret that Windows 10 records all sorts of usage information, some of which it feeds back to Microsoft. To help with the smooth running of Windows 10, and to get an idea of how users interact with the operating system, Microsoft collects telemetry data, which includes information on the device Windows 10 is running on, a list of installed apps, crash dumps, and more. Telemetry data recorded by Windows 10 is, in a nutshell, just technical information about the device the OS is on, and how Windows and any installed software is performing, but it can occasionally include...
  • Microsoft releases Windows classic Solitaire on iPhone and Android (What was old is now new)

    11/24/2016 8:43:48 AM PST · by dayglored · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Nov 24, 2016 | Cara McGoogan
    (It still has the bouncing-card victory animations from Windows 95!!)Most people still have fond memories of spending hours playing Solitaire on their old Windows desktop computers.The rise of mobile gaming combined with Microsoft's decision last year to charge users for the Windows 10 version led to the popular game falling out of fashion.But the classic Solitaire is back, and it is available on iOS and Android. Microsoft has launched a new app called Solitaire Collection, which is free to download and contains classic card games such as Klondike, Spider and Freecell.Microsoft has retained features of the classic game, including the...
  • "Calling" Teddy Brown and His Dance Band on Broadcast 130 (1927)

    11/22/2016 3:59:19 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1927 | Teddy Brown and his Orchestra
    "Calling" Teddy Brown and His Dance Band on Broadcast 130 (1927)
  • Beloved 'Lester the Moose' Reunited With Minnesota Family

    11/21/2016 7:15:45 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Fox9 ^ | 11/21 | Maury Glover
    Every family has stories and traditions that are handed down from generation to generation. For the Engers, many of those stories revolve around "Lester the Moose" and his long, strange journey back into their possession. This tale of moose and men began in 1909 when Melvin Enger hopped on a train with nothing but his rifle and a backpack to go moose hunting up north.
  • This Is What a 'Money Is No Object' Car Collection Looks Like

    11/21/2016 5:31:27 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 50 replies
    Esquire ^ | 21 Nov, 2016 | MÁTÉ PETRÁNY
    Khalid Mohammed Abdulrahim of Bahrain wanted a Ferrari Enzo. And since his company built both the Bahrain International Circuit and the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Circuit, he could easily afford one. So, he called supercar dealers Romans International, and the collection sort of snowballed from there. Obviously, if you have an Enzo, you might as well get a 288 GTO, an F40, and F50 and a FerrariFerrari. Oh, and a Maserati MC12, because that's basically a rarer and faster Enzo. Plus a 599 GTO and an Abarth 500. Lamborghinis are cool too, so it's not a bad idea to get...
  • Witnesses: Ohio Man Sets Himself on Fire after Post-Election Rant

    11/21/2016 1:04:23 PM PST · by Morgana · 19 replies
    wowk ^ | November 21, 2016 | wowk
    AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Police say an Ohio man is in stable condition after he set himself on fire following what witnesses described as a rant about post-election protests. Akron Police Sgt. Dennis Woodall says the 69-year-old man was wearing a U.S. Marine Corps uniform when he set himself ablaze Saturday morning on a city street.
  • After 164 Years, Smith & Wesson is (Probably) Changing its Name

    11/21/2016 11:27:36 AM PST · by Rio · 75 replies
    Wide Open Spaces ^ | 11/18/2016 | Eric Nestor
    CNN Money has reported that Smith & Wesson might be in for a name change. Why would this 164-year-old gun business want to change it’s name now? “We believe that changing our corporate name to American Outdoor Brands Corporation will better reflect our strategic focus on the shooting, hunting, and rugged outdoor markets,” Smith & Wesson stated. Will the changing of Smith & Wesson‘s name to American Outdoors Brand change S&W forever? Only time will tell.
  • A Comprehensive Guide on How to Suck Less at Life

    11/20/2016 2:09:46 PM PST · by jcon40 · 29 replies
    Heatst.com ^ | Nov. 17, 2017 | David Mercheese
    The Cleveland Indians, Florence Foster Jenkins’s singing career, my attempts to drive stick are three examples of prolonged, profound failure. And yet, in an age when we can so fastidiously craft the public narratives of our perfect lives — who even believes someone’s immaculately curated Instagram account anymore? — I find myself increasingly inclined to talk about these sorts of instances of being bad at stuff. Not only that, but I feel more eager to try new things that I am likely to do very, very badly. For example: stop-motion animation. Despite an utter lack of visual aesthetic sense, I...
  • Evan Williams "The Palms" (Jean-Baptiste Faure's "Les Rameaux") 1916

    11/19/2016 8:11:55 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1916 | Gabriel Fauré
    Evan Williams sings "The Palms" (Jean-Baptiste Faure's "Les Rameaux") 1916
  • VANITY: New Mossberg Maverick 88. Scabbard or Case?

    11/18/2016 8:46:58 AM PST · by InsidiousMongo · 20 replies
    Self
    I just bought a Mossberg Maverick 88. I have a heat shield from a Mossberg 500 coming as well as a side saddle. I would like to purchase a scabbard but have no clue which one to choose and if scabbards can support a long gun with a 6-shell side saddle. Anyone have any suggestions?
  • What is the Appetite for a 'Cord-Cutters Ping Group'?

    11/18/2016 7:23:54 AM PST · by RinaseaofDs · 112 replies
    Vanity ^ | 11/18/2016 | RinaseaofDs
    I have been watching OANN as a cord cutter for three weeks and its positive attitude and its willingness to air news even Fox won't air has convinced me that cord cutters need help (I know I do) locating quality, non-cable sources of programming. I plan on a separate vanity about One America News Network, but I think cord cutting is a concept that needs to reach a tipping point. Thoughts?
  • Burglary Attempt Foiled by Homeowner's Beehives

    11/17/2016 8:39:29 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    Fox13 ^ | 11/15 | Don Matics
    A group of young, would-be burglars jumped the fence at their intended victim's house, but apparently didn't account for what awaited them on the other side. Homeowner, Joann Mendenhall said someone breaking into her back yard would normally be no laughing matter, but she had a little chuckle seeing suspects run from her back yard. "They were gone like a streak of lightning," Mendenhall said.
  • Will President Trump repatriate antique firearms?

    11/17/2016 5:34:38 PM PST · by Freedom_Is_Not_Free · 63 replies
    Me | November 17, 2016 | Freedom Is Not Free
    Now that we have a pro-gun President, do you think he will repatriate all the firearms out there that Obama didn't let in? I understand that there are boat loads of WWII weapons discovered since the fall of the Soviet Union and the merging of East Germany with Germany. At least that is my impression. And that Clinton and Obama have made it illegal for people to return these guns to America for sale. Am I completely out of touch with this or are there thousands and thousands of Garands, carbines and 1911s overseas that Trump could allow for sale...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    11/17/2016 4:35:04 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 243 replies
    Especially at this time of year, I’m a fan of ‘finger food’ that can be made ahead, frozen, and ready in just minutes in the event of impromptu visitors. Nothing fits this bill better than the Gougere, a light savory ‘puff’ of cheesy pastry that goes wonderfully with cocktails and freezes very well. There are many variations on the Gougere, but this one is basic and classic: http://chezbonnefemme.com/recipes/gougeres/________________________________________________________ Last Thanksgiving, I took the advice of Freeper ‘boatbums’, and we dry-brined our turkey for the first time; it really was the best turkey we’ve had, even though we made the mistake...
  • The story of a record-shattering, all-electric '68 Mustang

    11/17/2016 3:43:07 AM PST · by RegulatorCountry · 31 replies
    The Verge ^ | April 1, 2016 | Verge Video
    This is the story of the Zombie 222, a converted all-electric '68 Mustang that might just be the quickest classic Mustang in the world.
  • Hillary Clinton Found After Election *spoof*

    11/16/2016 1:58:39 PM PST · by HypatiaTaught · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | 11/16/2016 | Jude Bonello
    Hillary reflects after her massive defeat on November 8th 2016
  • Mystery Man Spreads Joy By Handing Out $$ At Texas McDonald’s

    11/15/2016 12:17:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    CBS - DFW ^ | November 14, 2016
    A random act of kindness is caught on camera in Fort Worth, where a regular customer at a local McDonald’s handed out unsolicited $100 bills to workers. On video it looks like a regular transaction at a McDonald’s restaurant, but what is really happening is nothing short of extraordinary. “Oh my God,” a stunned cashier said after a customer hands over the cash, without ordering anything on the menu. Soon other employees catch on to the incredibly generous act of kindness. The man hands them each a bill and earns one big hug after another. “You could tell it blessed...
  • Massive FriendFinder Hack Compromises Over 412 Million Accounts

    11/14/2016 2:22:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 14, 2016
    Login credentials for over 412 million users of adult websites run by California-based FriendFinder Networks Inc. were compromised last month in the largest hack of 2016, according to breach notification website LeakedSource.com. Compromised data includes nearly 340 million credentials for Adultfriendfinder.com, which bills itself as “the world’s largest sex and swinger community,” some 63 million records from video sex-chat site cams.com and about 7 million records from adult magazine site Penthouse.com, LeakedSource said in a blog published on Sunday. Asked if the account from LeakedSource was accurate, the company provided Reuters with a statement saying it had brought in outside...
  • George W. Bush Paints Wounded Soldiers' Portraits on Veterans Day

    11/13/2016 3:30:40 PM PST · by Daffynition · 40 replies
    NBCdfw.com ^ | Nov 11, 2016 | Holley Ford
    President George W. Bush spent this Veterans Day honoring injured soldiers. On Friday afternoon, the Dallas resident posted a photo of himself on Instagram painting one of the 98 portraits of wounded warriors he's gotten to know over the years.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    11/11/2016 4:18:00 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 138 replies
    Thanksgiving is coming up, and I've seen many versions of this Pineapple Spread recipe, which would be a very attractive appetizer for your feast: http://cooklime.com/Recipes/Directions/238152-pineapple-cream-cheese-spread#.WCZQjDylxOJ_______________________________________________ When Liz mentioned gluten sensitivity a while back, I got to thinking about Quinoa, which I had eaten plain before, but had never tried in a recipe. I enjoy Tabbouleh very much, and found a recipe for a Quinoa version which actually turned out very well. It's not exactly like traditional Tabbouleh, especially as the Quinoa doesn't really soak up the dressing the way that bulgur does; but it was surprisingly good - the husband...
  • Hiker Crosses Paths With Hillary Clinton on Chappaqua Trail

    11/10/2016 9:34:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 112 replies
    CBS News ^ | November 10, 2016
    A New York woman who went for a hike in Chappaqua Thursday got a surprise when she ran into Hillary Clinton on the trail. The woman, Margot Gerster, posted about the encounter on Facebook Thursday afternoon, saying she took her daughters for a walk because she has been “so heartbroken” about the results of the presidential election. Clinton conceded the race at an event in New York City Wednesday morning. “As we were leaving, I heard a bit of rustling coming towards me and as I stepped into the clearing there she was, Hillary Clinton and Bill with their dogs...
  • VIDEO: Viral, Epic Pro-Trump Rant Against the "RAAAACIST!" Screaming Libs

    11/10/2016 11:51:16 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 8 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 11/10/2016 | Steven Crowder
    I'd had enough. This was during the ARFCOM-sponsored livestream. Eff the Young Turks, eff the people who say Trump voters are racist and eff the people who sit intimidated into silence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=2mr9_lY-RrU Want to support this content? Want to fight back? Support me by joining the mug club. I'm fighting back. I'm coming for all the chips. And I'm bringing hell with me.
  • VIDEO: B-29 Doc in flight above Kansas

    11/09/2016 6:33:55 AM PST · by PeteePie · 8 replies
    Docs Friends ^ | Nov 8, 2016 | by Doc's Friends
    Awesome cinematography of this shiny newly restored B-29 with only a few hours flight time under its belt. The imagery is great, the sound is kinda rough.
  • VIDEO: Doc performs high speed flight and arrives at Wichita’s Eisenhower National Airport

    11/07/2016 6:34:11 AM PST · by PeteePie · 33 replies
    Docs Friends ^ | Nov 5 | Doc's Friends
    I know we're all wired into the 'best election ever' but here's a little slice of cool news and views regarding the B-29, Doc. Video at link.
  • (Vanity) Xbox One Co-op

    11/06/2016 12:19:51 PM PST · by GunHoardingCapitalist · 7 replies
    Me again | Today | Me
    So, next Friday I will be Upgrading to an Xbox One S. I chose the Xbox over the PS4 Neo simply because PS4 doesnt allow beta games or private party games, and I really want to play Ark: Survival Evolved, and maybe start a Freeper Tribe on a public PvE server and if there is enough interest, possibly purchasing a private server in the future. If there are any fellow Gamer Freepers out there and are interested please get ahold of me. I already have an Xbox Live account set up and can give you my ID. Will also be...
  • Number of Tomboys Is on the Rise

    11/04/2016 7:14:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | Nov 5, 2016
    THE number of tomboys in girls’ schools has been on the increase lately. They usually wear short hair and men’s sports shoes and walk and act like men do. Apparently, many schools do not follow strict dress code as they used to, Al-Riyadh daily reported. But why do some girls engage in such negative practices that do not befit their gender? The real problem lies in the fact that many families do not realize that their daughters love to wear men’s clothes and act mannishly. Psychological problems Dr. Muhammad Al-Qahtani, an associate professor of psychology, Imam Muhammad Bin Saud Islamic...
  • Washington state elector says he won't vote for Clinton

    11/04/2016 3:57:43 PM PDT · by onona · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Today | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic elector in Washington state said Friday he won't vote for Hillary Clinton even if she wins the popular vote in his state on Election Day, adding a degree of suspense when the Electoral College affirms the election results next month.
  • Car Lover Builds Himself a Lamborghini Replica

    11/03/2016 8:19:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Ottawa Sun ^ | 10/31
    Sports car enthusiast Driton Selmani always wanted some hot wheels but couldn’t afford them. What he did have, however, was a workshop and a talent for bending and welding metal. So he set out to build himself a “Lamborghini.” Selmani, from the eastern Kosovo town of Gjilan, used a secondhand Mitsubishi Eclipse
  • Gun ownership data?

    11/03/2016 9:52:02 AM PDT · by stuck_in_new_orleans · 20 replies
    Hope some freepers can hopefully lend a hand. I am trying to find the best source for gun ownership by state. Is there a reputable source for this that someone can reccomend? Thanks.
  • Russia is ditching Microsoft because it's an easy target (Putin says "Nyet!" to Windows)

    11/02/2016 1:59:03 PM PDT · by dayglored · 49 replies
    Engadget ^ | Nov 2, 2016 | Jon Fingas
    Anything to make the US seem like a boogeyman. We know that Russia wants to give Microsoft products the boot, but now it's clearer as to why. A senior US intelligence official talking to NBC News not only supports talk of Russia endorsing a plan to purge Microsoft software from the government (starting with Moscow), but explains why. Reportedly, Vladimir Putin and crew are picking on Microsoft because it's an easy target for anti-American sentiment. It's a huge company that rules the tech sector, and it's not hard to persuade Russians that the firm is collaborating with US spies despite...
  • Microsoft stops sales of Windows 7 Professional to OEMs (MS sticks a fork in Win7 for good)

    11/01/2016 2:54:57 PM PDT · by dayglored · 33 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | Nov 1, 2016 | Gregg Keizer
    Microsoft today quietly put an end to sales of Windows 7 licenses to computer makers, marking a major milestone for the seven-year-old OS. According to Microsoft's rules, the Redmond, Wash. company stopped selling Windows 7 Professional or any version of Windows 8.1 to OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) as of Oct. 31. The end of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 left only Windows 10 as a long-term choice for OEMs that pre-load Windows on their wares. The original end-of-sales deadline for Windows 7 Professional was to be Oct. 31, 2014 -- two years after the launch of Windows 8 -- but...
  • 20 AK-47 Variants You Want to Own

    11/01/2016 10:31:55 AM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 23 replies
    Guns&Ammo ^ | November 18th, 2013 | Tim Pack
    he Kalashnikov AK-47 and its variants are the most widely used military rifles in the world. It has been put into service by more than 45 countries and seen action in every major military conflict since its creation in the late 1940s. While the overall design hasn’t changed significantly, many countries added their own unique tweaks to better fit their needs. In this article we will look at some of the most popular variants of the AK-47 and some of the lesser-known models as well. This guide can be used for identifying some of the less common models from around...
  • Google clashes with Microsoft over Windows flaw disclosure (actively exploited zero-day vuln)

    10/31/2016 6:41:58 PM PDT · by dayglored · 25 replies
    PC World ^ | Oct 31, 2016 | Michael Kan
    Google and Microsoft are butting heads over the disclosure of vulnerabilities. On Monday, Google revealed a critical flaw in Windows after it gave Microsoft a ten-day window to warn the public about it.Google posted about the zero-day vulnerability on its security blog, saying Microsoft had yet to publish a fix or issue an advisory about the software flaw."This vulnerability is particularly serious because we know it is being actively exploited," Google said. It lets hackers exploit a bug in the Windows kernel, via a win32k.sys system call, to bypass the security sandbox.The search giant originally told Microsoft about the problem...
  • A Shift in Culture as More Women Take Up Hunting

    10/30/2016 6:46:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Sioux City Journal ^ | 10/31 | Danielle Ferguson
    The sound of a gunshot crackled through miles of soon-to-be combined land, bringing one pheasant to the ground in a single plop. Carol Bothe and her crew spent the opening day of pheasant season pushing through fields, waiting for the perfect shot. Bothe, of Brandon, is part of a growing female segment of small game hunting license holders.
  • Ghost & Rivers of Faith

    10/30/2016 6:52:39 AM PDT · by Revski
    Revski's Youtube Ministry ^ | 10/30/2016 | Revski
    May you have a happy Halloween and this video is from real events. :)
  • VIDEO OF CREAMER: "make America more like Britain when it comes to gun violence issues"

    10/26/2016 2:57:17 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    Youtube
    Start at 14:40 "trying to make America more like Britain when it comes to gun violence issues"
  • Introducing Microsoft Surface Studio (VIDEO - New Product Introduction)

    10/26/2016 11:19:55 AM PDT · by dayglored · 22 replies
    Microsoft on YouTube ^ | Oct 26, 2016 | Microsoft
    Microsoft Surface Studio is a new category of device, designed to put you at the center of the creative process. Turn your desk into a Studio. Learn more: http://surfac.ms/1026YSO
  • In the Land of Raw Firepower, a Feeling That Trump Is Out of Ammo

    10/25/2016 5:12:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    politico.com ^ | 10/23/2016 | M. Scott Mahaskey
    In another political universe where a different GOP nominee was leading in the polls, this three-day-long salute to the glories of the Second Amendment could have been an early celebration for gun rights supporters in anticipation of the victory of President Ted Cruz or President John Kasich. But with Donald J. Trump atop the GOP ticket, that’s not the way it felt at Knob Creek. In other parts of the nation, far beyond this former Army gun range halfway between Louisville and Fort Knox, Trump was shedding supporters faster than a Gatling gun spitting shell casings. And while regulars to...
  • East Bay moms win with Hillary Clinton baby costume for Halloween

    10/24/2016 11:36:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    San Fracisco Chronicle ^ | Thursday, October 20, 2016 | Amy Graff
    SNIP Here's another must-have accessory for Hillary Clinton supporters: a baby dressed up as the Democratic presidential nominee. The Halloween costume idea was created by East Bay moms Heather Gibbs and Whitney Moss who photographed the ensemble for their Rookie Moms site filled with parenting tips. SNIP
  • 3 Tips for Great Hunting Etiquette

    10/24/2016 11:16:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KSL.com ^ | Oct 24th, 2016 | Spencer Durrant
    Utah's general deer season is in full swing, and with only six days left (the hunt ends Oct. 30), hunters who weren't successful on opening weekend will be pulling out all the stops to bag the trophy buck they've stalked for months. Sadly, the rush to fill the freezer with fresh venison can sometimes bring out the worst in some people. To help you have a great hunt this year, let's take a quick refresher course on hunting etiquette. Dump the guts Regardless of how you harvest your deer's meat (gutting or boning it out), it's common courtesy to do...
  • 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. What’s 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...
  • 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,...
  • Poacher Kills Deer At Vinita Hunting Facility

    10/23/2016 2:46:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Newson6 ^ | Oct 23, 2016 | Tess Maune
    Hunting season is well underway in Oklahoma, but not everyone is playing by the rules. A commercial hunting facility near Vinita is the latest victim of poachers. "We've worked hard to do what we've done here," said Rusty Cornwell, Trails End Sanctuary owner. Trails End Sanctuary is an Oklahoma hunting outfitter that Rusty Cornwell founded 13 years ago. "We're pretty proud of it," Cornwell said. "It's a pretty special place." It's a place that puts veterans as a priority - giving different groups free hunts each season. "It's a very therapeutic, a lot of times, weekend for them," the owner...
  • Dodge Challenges for muscle car supremacy

    10/21/2016 7:42:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 10/20/2016 | Jim Bray
    Dodge’s Challenger Scat Pack Shaker (and no, the scat pack doesn’t mean it leaves stuff behind it on the road) is not only a great muscle car experience, it’s also an interesting lesson in semantics. That’s because it teaches us that the word "standard transmission" no longer applies to a stick shift, at least in this instance. Nope, in this case, the 485 "horsepowerhouse" comes "standard" with an automatic transmission, whereas the great Tremec six speed stick manual transmission is a thousand dollar option. And a good option, too - better than a lot of the nannies for which you...
  • The Smallest Pistol Seecamp 32 ACP (Video only)

    10/19/2016 11:38:56 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 10-18-2016 | sootch00
    Fun Gun Reviews Presents: The Seecamp 32 ACP Pistol is the Smallest current production semi-auto handgun being made. They are known for their quality and reliability. This is a perfect choice for deep cover conceal-ability or as a back up. Another installment in the Mouse Gun Series.