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  • Shotgun Guitar played and SHOT by Rev. Peyton

    01/15/2017 5:29:56 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | Dec 4, 2016 | bigdamnbandofficial
    Shotgun guitar played and shot by Rev. Peyton of Rev. Peyton's Big Damn Band. The three string Guitgun was conceived by Rev. Peyton and custom made by our pal Bryan Fleming who is an expert custom pickup designer (He hand wound the pickup for it!).
  • Watch: Hairdresser Sets Fire to Straighten Hair

    01/13/2017 2:11:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Friday, 13 January 2017
    A video of a Pakistani hairdresser lighting hair on fire as a method to straighten it went viral yesterday on social media. The video shows the hairdresser placing apparently flammable liquid on top of the customer’s head, before lighting it on fire and quickly combing his hair.
  • New Orleans woman shoots trophy Mississippi buck<picture>

    01/12/2017 5:01:23 PM PST · by BBell · 20 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | 1/12/17 | Todd Masson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
    Conditions couldn't have been better Saturday for deer hunting, with frigid air keeping Friday's sleet and snow in a frozen state on the ground in Jefferson County, Miss. A New Orleans woman says all that ice is partly responsible for her killing the biggest deer of her life. Marni Demelo, 29, told ms-sportsman.com she heard the deer moving through the woods adjacent to a food plot she was hunting, and had time to prepare herself for what she hoped would be a shot at a big buck.-snip-Demelo knew the buck was one she would be proud of, but didn't realize...
  • Windows 10 will soon lock your PC when you step away from it (a.k.a. "Windows Goodbye")

    01/11/2017 8:28:11 PM PST · by dayglored · 52 replies
    The Verge ^ | Jan 11, 2017 | Tom Warren
    Microsoft is working on a new Windows 10 feature that will automatically lock and secure a PC when the operating system detects someone has moved away from the machine. The feature is labelled as Dynamic Lock in recent test builds of Windows 10, and Windows Central reports that Microsoft refers to this as “Windows Goodbye” internally. Microsoft currently uses special Windows Hello cameras to let Windows 10 users log into a PC with just their face. Big corporations teach employees to use the winkey+L combination to lock machines when they’re idle, but this new feature will make it an automatic...
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC Update Installs Chrome Browser Extension (Privacy Alert!)

    01/11/2017 8:19:48 PM PST · by dayglored · 22 replies
    Bleeping Computer ^ | Jan 11, 2017 | Catalin Cimpanu
    Adobe released yesterday Acrobat Reader DC 15.023.20053 that included fixes for 29 security issues. Along with the security fixes, this update package also silently installs the Adobe Acrobat extension into the user's Chrome web browser. The installation process is covert, but the next time users open their Chrome browser, they'll be notified by Chrome's security systems that a new extension has been added. The extensions name is Adobe Acrobat and is the same extension available through the Chrome Web Store. This extension allows users to save any web page they're on as a PDF file and share it or download...
  • It's now 2017, and your Windows PC can still be pwned by a Word file (It's Patch Tuesday!)

    01/10/2017 9:15:57 PM PST · by dayglored · 15 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Shaun Nichols
    Also: Edge is foiled by hyperlinks, Windows Server fails at authentication requests, and Microsoft is a $486bn company Microsoft has begun its 2017 with the release of four updates to address security holes in Windows and Office, while Adobe has posted fixes for more than three dozen vulnerabilities in Flash and Reader. Microsoft's January patch load includes: MS17-001, a fix for the Edge browser to address a flaw that would let a malicious page gain elevated access privileges when the user clicks on a link. "An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists when Microsoft Edge does not properly enforce cross-domain policies...
  • Microsoft's Blue Screen of Death dead in latest Windows 10 preview (Green, actually)

    01/10/2017 9:03:02 PM PST · by dayglored · 26 replies
    The Register ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Iain Thomson
    Turn your PC into a green-eyed monster Redmond has released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 – one of the biggest updates to its cloudy operating system – ahead of the release of the Creators Update later this year. There's a whole host of upgrades and additions in the new build, but one that will be immediately noticeable to developers is the axing of the traditional Blue Screen of Death whenever the operating system throws its toys out of the playpen. Now it will be green. "In an effort to more easily distinguish Windows Insider reports vs the reports of...
  • Windows 10's privacy settings will be simpler but more limited with Creators' Update

    01/10/2017 6:42:02 PM PST · by dayglored · 8 replies
    PC World ^ | Jan 10, 2017 | Mark Hachman
    It's not quite the clear-cut win for consumers that Microsoft is portraying, but at least it's transparent with its decision. Microsoft said Tuesday that it plans to simplify the privacy options in the upcoming Creators’ Update, though some may see one component as limiting user choice as well. Microsoft plans to revamp how privacy is managed in the upcoming Creators Update to Windows 10, both as part of the initial setup as well as the amount of data it collects in day-to-day diagnostics. That amount will actually decrease, if a user so chooses. But Microsoft has also eliminated an intermediary...
  • What Happened When I Stopped Spending Money for a Whole Year

    01/10/2017 4:01:14 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 65 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 10, 2017
    A woman has saved tens of thousands of dollars after she vowed to buy nothing for a whole year. It may sound extreme, but caught up in a consumerist society, Michelle McGagh thought it would change her relationship with money forever. The personal financial journalist became a minimalist, and stopped cluttering her house with possessions and making unnecessary purchases. Now she is about $27,000 better off for it.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues)Thread

    01/07/2017 3:58:11 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 153 replies
    Dear Cooking-Thread Friends; A very dear relative of mine has become quite ill, and I will be caring for him for the foreseeable future. I expect that things will be turned a little ‘upside-down’ here for a while, and I won’t be able to continue the weekly posting of this thread. I will resume when I am able, but in the meantime we can just continue this thread. I will check in when I can. Alternatively, if anyone would like to take up the thread in the interim, the ping list is on my profile page. My current patient is...
  • Gems from "Follow Thru" & "Hold Everything" Victor Light Opera Company

    01/06/2017 11:10:42 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1929 | DeSylva-Brown-Henderson
    Victor Light Opera Company--Gems from "Follow Thru" and "Hold Everything"
  • The Royal Navy at Sea: A sailor's view (WW2 documentary series)

    01/05/2017 6:08:00 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | unknown | George Blundell
    The Royal Navy at Sea
  • Boom: Record 27 million guns bought in 2016

    01/04/2017 7:27:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 4, 2016 | Paul Bedard
    Driven by terror threats and a potential Hillary Rodham Clinton administration, sales of guns in America soared to record levels in 2016, according to the FBI. Just released FBI background check numbers, which roughly equate gun sales, totalled some 27,538,673, 4 million more than in 2015 and nearly double the number in President Obama's first year.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    12/31/2016 9:46:56 AM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 67 replies
    My favorite YouTuber, Dale Calder, posted a video today about Hogmanay, which is the Scots word for the last day of the year. He showed how to make ‘Tablet’, a fudge-like treat that is traditional for this day and very easy to make. Here is a link to his video, where he also tells some New Year memories from his boyhood in Canada; and also one to Wild-Eyed Southern Celt’s recipe, which includes a link to making a whiskey-flavored tablet: http://dalecaldersblog.blogspot.com/2016/12/making-tablet-for-hogmanay-stories.htmlhttp://wildeyedsoutherncelt.com/traditional-scottish-tablet/************************************* I think it was Freeper Boatbums who posted a nice recipe for Zucchini Pie last week, and reminded me...
  • Folders return to Windows 10's Start Thing (Coming in "Creators Update")

    12/31/2016 9:20:24 AM PST · by dayglored · 121 replies
    The Register ^ | Dec 30, 2016 | Andrew Orlowski
    Because it’s not complicated enough already, Windows 10’s Start menu will support folders in a forthcoming release. The Windows 10 Redstone 2 release, also dubbed the “Creators Update”, will allow apps to be nested, much as with Windows Phone 8, and the mobile edition of Windows 10. The update is expected around April, and aggregates work since the Anniversary Update in early August. Around a dozen builds have been released via the Insider Preview program since the official announcement in October. The folders appear in an unofficial leaked build (14997) and MS Power User blog has a nice GIF of...
  • Winners of camel beauty contest at Al Dhafra Festival crowned

    12/30/2016 1:40:18 PM PST · by Daffynition · 35 replies
    The National ^ | Dec 20, 2016 | staff reporter
    ABU DHABI // Camels owned by Sheikh Sultan bin Zayed, the President’s Representative, have won top prizes in the camel ‘mazayna’ beauty contest at this year’s Al Dhafra Festival. Sheikh Sultan’s camels won the Aayel category for the golden-red camel breed, originally from Oman. Camels belonging to Khamis Al Mazrouie scooped the Majahim category, the black camels of Saudi Arabia. Held in Madinat Zayed in Al Gharbia from December 13 to 29, the 10th edition of Al Dhafra Festival was organised by the Cultural Programmes and Heritage Festivals Committee - Abu Dhabi
  • Microsoft Will Fix Windows 10's Most Annoying Feature, Sort Of (the Windows Updates Reboots)

    12/29/2016 9:50:44 PM PST · by dayglored · 46 replies
    Forbes ^ | Dec 29, 2016 | Ian Morris
    I do love Windows 10. For me it has made Windows into an operating system that I really enjoy using. But there are also a couple of things about how it operates that annoy both me, and power users. Essentially, Windows Updates are a pain and force users to restart at times that aren't convenient, or might automatically reboot a computer with no notice. Users, like Sergey Tkachenko from WinAero, on the Windows Insider preview program have noticed that a new option has been added to the Windows Update system that allows them to defer all updates for as long...
  • Eagles QB Carson Wentz buys shotguns for entire offensive line

    12/29/2016 12:22:58 PM PST · by servo1969 · 35 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 12-29-2016 | Fox News
    Rookie quarterback Carson Wentz bought each of his offensive linemen a personalized Beretta shotgun for Christmas, a twist on the time-honored tradition of a quarterback rewarding the men who keep him upright each week, ESPN reported. “This is an awesome gun. I’m excited about it,” said Allen Barbre, who, like Wentz, is an avid Hunter. “I don’t know if I’ll shoot it, though. It’s pretty nice.” The shotguns are being engraved with each player’s number on the butt of the weapon, which is believed to be a Beretta Silver Pigeon – a $2,000 model. “I like to go clay shooting...
  • Black bobcat snared in N.B.(Canada), only 12th ever recorded in North America

    12/28/2016 5:11:15 AM PST · by jerod · 31 replies
    CBC News website ^ | Dec 28, 2016 | By Shane Fowler
    A (Cocagne) New Brunswick trapper received an unexpected gift on Christmas Day—a rare melanistic bobcat. Studies show there has only been one other black bobcat caught in Canada. "I thought it was a house cat," said Oswald McFadden, who has run the same trapline for the last decade. "When I saw the tail I knew it wasn't a house cat. Then I looked at the ears, I knew it was definitely a bobcat." Melanism is a genetic trait that displays a black-coloured pigment and can often be found in species like squirrels and jaguars. Much like jaguars, this bobcat's spots...
  • Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96

    12/27/2016 1:56:42 PM PST · by reed13k · 43 replies
    BBC News ^ | 27 Dec 2016 | unattributed
    Excerpt from the article: Juliet Johnson said her father had been "ailing for some time" but "died peacefully" on Christmas Eve. Watership Down, a children's classic about a group of rabbits in search of a new home after their warren was destroyed, was first published in 1972.
  • Celebrate New Year's Eve 2017 With Nikki Beach's $10,000 Mojito

    12/26/2016 11:21:48 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2016 | Clarissa Buch
    Over the past decade or so, South Beach has honed its reputation as a playground for the rich and famous, where money is no object. It's so common to see a $400,000 Maybach pulling up to the valet at Prime One Twelve for a $300 slab of Japanese A5 Kobe that we don't even look twice anymore. So when dropping a few Gs on a typical Thursday is commonplace, whatever do you do on New Year's Eve? How about a $10,000 mojito? Nikki Beach Miami is offering a $10,000 Dom Pérignon rosé strawberry mojito for the big night. This one-night-only...
  • <Vanity> Looking for holster recommendations ! <Extreme Vanity ?>

    12/25/2016 6:51:45 PM PST · by Celerity · 90 replies
    12/25/16 | Celerity
    Like a good American dad, my holster broke on me today while sliding down the slide at the public park with my daughter...
  • 8 of Our Favorite Words Coined by Mark Twain

    12/24/2016 10:30:20 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Week ^ | December
    1. bicentennial Usage of the word bicentennial, meaning occurring every 200 years, has been steadily increasing since the 1880s. The usage rose sharply in the 1970s, probably due to the United State Bicentennial, and then again in the mid-1980s, perhaps due to the bicentennial of the Statue of Liberty. Example: "New Orleans intended to fittingly celebrate, this present year, the bicentennial anniversary of this illustrious event; but when the time came, all her energies and surplus money were required in other directions, for the flood was upon the land then, making havoc and devastation everywhere." — Life on the Mississippi,...
  • New Windows 10 Pro processor management option

    12/23/2016 6:44:26 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 38 replies
    Free Republic | 12/23/2016 | daniel1212
    I am blessed to be running Windows 10 Version 10.0.10586, Build 10586, and have customized it a quite a bit, but under power management (powercfg.cpl) there are processor settings which i never saw before, though i have been there before and adjusted things. " I am looking for for Max performance (and still be able to Sleep), and made sure the Max. CPU state is 100%, but wondered what the best would be for the rest. I have searched the Internet for the best settings for these new options but saw nothing yet. Feel free to chip in (pun not...
  • Why tThis Man Injects Himself With Snake Venom

    12/22/2016 7:19:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    KFOR ^ | DECEMBER 22, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    As he approached his 50th birthday, Steve Ludwin felt like he might finally be growing out of his long-term habit. For nearly 30 years, he has been injecting himself with snake venom out of sheer curiosity, despite receiving multiple warnings from researchers and medical experts the practice was extremely dangerous and could endanger his life. It instead took some severe bites from a snake – two in the past year – for Ludwin to begin understanding just how reckless his pastime could be. “The pain is like someone has taken a sledgehammer, smashed it on your hand and then holds...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    12/22/2016 7:00:44 AM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 96 replies
    Every year at Christmas my mother-in-law sends us a big box of cookies. I think she makes the best chocolate chip cookies I've had, but this year I tried the Raisin Jumbos, which were really excellent. She makes most of her cookies with butter, but uses Crisco for this one; and she doesn't add nuts, which I think would be 'gilding the lily': JUMBO RAISIN COOKIES Preheat oven to 375 degrees.   1 c. water 1 c. shortening 3 eggs, beaten 1 c. nuts (optional) 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. allspice 2 c. raisins 2 c....
  • Occasional Birdy thread (in memory of Swampsniper)

    12/19/2016 3:08:56 PM PST · by Islander7 · 89 replies
    FR ^ | Dec 19, 2016 | FR
    It was sunny and warm in Florida today. High was 86. Got a little camera and nature time today too. Hope you enjoy. Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and an awesome New Year. I believe 2017 is gonna a great start to the Trump revolution to restore America! - - - Anhinga on a pier sunning his feathers. Great egret in the swamp (Highlands Hammock State Park) Red shouldered hawk looking for mice.
  • Man Shoots Himself in Chest With Crossbow While Hunting

    12/19/2016 10:57:04 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    CBC ^ | Dec 19, 2016
    Accident occurred as man was trying to disarm crossbow after a day of deer huntingA man accidentally shot himself in the chest with a crossbow while he was hunting with a group of people in the Marlborough Forest on Sunday night, according to Ottawa paramedics. It happened at about 6 p.m. Sunday in the woods near Dwyer Hill Road and Roger Stevens Drive, north of Merrickville, Ont., and south of Richmond, Ont. The 45-year-old man was trying to disarm the crossbow after a day of deer hunting when he accidentally shot himself, paramedics said. His friends helped him to the...
  • Homemade Guillotine Test Ends in Hilarious Mishap

    12/16/2016 6:57:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 16, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    A Texas YouTuber testing out a homemade guillotine on a can of spray paint recorded the moment the test went almost according to plan. The video, uploaded to YouTube by user Destruction Channel, featured a member of the channel's team testing out the guillotine they built for their video experiments. The man makes the guillotine's blade fall onto a can of spray paint, causing it to burst open. The test appears to have gone according to plan, but the can of spray paint ends up launched right toward the man -- and strikes him in the groin. "Not fatal, but...
  • Bizarre 'Mad Max' Car Seen Driving on Thailand Road

    12/16/2016 6:39:35 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 16, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    A driver on a road in Pattaya, Thailand, recorded video of a bizarre modified car he compared to the post-apocalyptic vehicles from Mad Max. The video, recorded Monday, shows the ornate convertible with its top down on a road in Pattaya. The car is covered in strange decorations, and the driver eventually turns on some blinking lights. The driver appears amused to be filmed, but a female passenger appears embarrassed and ducks out of sight. "I recorded this car on the motorway on the way to Pattaya. I couldn't quite believe it at first," the uploader wrote. "It was covered...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    12/14/2016 4:32:03 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 77 replies
    A fun thing to do for the Holidays, especially with kids, is to make paper snowflakes. I once decorated the picture windows in my office building with these, and everybody wanted to know how to make them – I guess they hadn't learned this important skill in school ;-) Searching around the web, you can find many patterns; but I like doing them free-hand, and being surprised by what comes out. Here is a ‘refresher course in paper snowflakes’, but there are many other instruction pages on the Web. Once you've got the folding of the paper down, it's all...
  • Microsoft quietly emits patch to undo its earlier patch that broke Windows 10 networking (oops)

    12/14/2016 2:51:10 PM PST · by dayglored · 33 replies
    The Register ^ | Dec 14, 2016 | Iain Thomson
    Microsoft has sneaked out a patch to get Windows 10 PCs back online after an earlier update broke networking for people's computers around the globe. Since the end of last week, systems in the UK, US, Europe and beyond have automatically installed software from Microsoft, via Windows Update, that broke DHCP. That means some computers can't obtain their LAN-side IP addresses from their broadband routers, effectively randomly kicking them off the internet and their local network. That's confused the hell out of a lot of netizens. It's not clear which Windows Update patch caused the cockup, as Microsoft is deliberately...
  • PATRIOTS RAVENS LIVE STREAM

    12/12/2016 5:58:02 PM PST · by knarf · 38 replies
    SELF ^ | DECEMBER 12. 2016 | KNARF
    Is there a live stream I don't have to sign up for and/or pay ?All I want is tonight's game
  • The Downward Slide of the Seesaw

    12/11/2016 1:23:58 PM PST · by Daffynition · 61 replies
    NYT ^ | DEC. 11, 2016 | SHARON OTTERMAN
    The two young brothers seesawed in Riverside Park recently, testing and tormenting each other, absorbed in a playground ritual familiar to generations of children. What they did not know was that they were in one of the last places in New York City where they could seesaw. Once ubiquitous in the city’s hundreds of public playgrounds, as they were around the country, the seesaws adults remember have largely vanished from the city and much of the nation because of safety concerns and changing tastes.
  • "Winter Wonderland" Lew Stone and his Band (December 28, 1934)

    12/09/2016 8:39:10 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1934 | Lew Stone
    "Winter Wonderland" Lew Stone and his Band
  • Outrage Sparked on Social Media Over Fake 'Baby Bar' Product

    12/08/2016 4:19:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Dec 8, 2016
    An online backlash over a supposed “happy hour playset” for kids has proven to be misplaced since the item in question doesn’t exist. After a Facebook user posted a photo Tuesday that showed the set – complete with bar stools, plastic bottles and featuring what appeared to be the Fisher-Price logo – people began to post messages on the company’s social media pages condemning the product. The box featured three toddlers, two holding bottles while a third appearing behind the bar. The hoax debunker website Snopes.com investigated the item and found that it isn’t real. Fisher-Price also responded with a...
  • Here's why everyone is suddenly obsessed with a rubber boot that's been around since 1911

    12/08/2016 10:24:34 AM PST · by Daffynition · 124 replies
    business insider ^ | Mar. 12, 2015 | Dennis Green
    A old article, I know. But we can't cite AP, USA today, so this is the best I could do. If this is a problem for you. Move on. You probably noticed a lot of brown and tan rubber-bottomed foul weather shoes this season. Most likely, it's L.L. Bean's Bean Boot, which has undergone a popularity spike. But they're not trendy on purpose. In fact, the boot has been in production — largely unmodified apart from slight changes for new technology — for more than 100 years. Their popularity has waxed and waned during this time, but they've always endured....
  • Fibber McGee & Molly radio show 12/7/43 The War Is Not Almost Over

    12/07/2016 12:57:58 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 7, 1943 | Don Quinn
    On the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the McGees argue over buying war bonds to make the point that a full-force effort to win the war is still needed, and the country can't afford to let up. The war had turned in the Allies' favor by late 1943, and an impatient American population was hoping for a quick victory. It wasn't to come quite so quickly, though, and the government wanted the message sent that much more sacrifice would be needed. Ever eager to do their part, the Jordans and writer Don Quinn used humor to make a...
  • Why the 'Ugly Christmas Sweater' Is Making Waves in Deutschland

    12/06/2016 8:47:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    The Local ^ | 6 December 2016
    The holiday garment that became cool for being anything but cool has now crept into German culture from overseas. But does that make it uncool once again? It’s taken on almost cult status in the United States and the United Kingdom, but now this more horrid than haute couture fashion statement has made it to the Bundesrepublik: the ugly Christmas sweater. While for years anglophones have thrown parties and declared official days for the often sparkling, gaudy, snowflake-bedecked knitwear, Germans have only recently picked up on the trend, which ever more stores are starting to have on offer. “You see...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    12/06/2016 3:21:02 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 107 replies
    One of the prettiest of the holiday specials for television done by Jacques Pepin is his Hanukkah Celebration video. Everything he made for the meal was visually beautiful and different. I especially liked the Frozen Souffle, and the Chicken-Pistachio Mousse covered in aspic above, which is a lot easier to do than it appears: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWzfqc5rf5E__________________________________________________ A great tool for making holiday treats are these irons; the flower shaped ones make cookies, but the shell-like ones are great for making little cases to stuff with savory or sweet fillings. The shapes are made by dipping the iron in batter, and then...
  • ENTERTAINMENT HGTV Reesponds to ‘Fixer Upper’ Same-Sex Marriage Controversy

    12/03/2016 10:32:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 2, 2016 | Andrea Morabito
    HGTV is standing by the hosts of its popular home renovation series “Fixer Upper.” The channel issued a response after BuzzFeed reported earlier this week that Chip and Joanna Gaines attend a church whose pastor has spoken out against same-sex marriage, and raised the question of whether gay couples would be welcome on the show. “We don’t discriminate against members of the LGBT community in any of our shows,” the network said in a statement to The Post.
  • 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 · 241 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.