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  • James Bond-inspired LASER WATCH will burn through objects from a distance

    11/21/2014 10:42:47 AM PST · by Red Badger · 10 replies
    Mirror (UK) ^ | Nov 21, 2014 12:21 | By Andy Dawson
    Hobbyist Patrick Priebe has created a terrifyingly awesome laser watch that will burn through objects from afar The Apple Watch is already obsolete and it isn't even in the shops yet. The reason is simple – it doesn't contain a laser that can actually burn stuff. If that's what you're looking for in a smartwatch, forget about Apple and look towards the work of hobbyist Patrick Priebe. He's knocked together what he describes as the "Bond-inspired laser watch" and it might well consign the Apple Watch to the bin of history. That's because this isn't just some laser pointer that...
  • Billy Graham is Not Gay.

    11/20/2014 3:46:26 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 40 replies
    11/20/2014 | Responsibility2nd
    Despite all the rumors on these two threads, (Which were mostly spread by me) let it be known that Billy Grahm is NOT GAY.Billy Gilman Reveals He's Gay  Country star Ty Herndon comes out as gay  
  • How to shoot a handgun accurately

    11/19/2014 11:11:33 PM PST · by Hugin · 28 replies
    "I want you to do an article on how to shoot a handgun accurately," Dave Duffy told me. "Make it 2,500 or 3,000 words." Long ago, I would have answered, "Sure, and while I'm at it, how about a history of the world in, oh, 10,000 words or so?" Today, with more than 45 years of handgunning behind me (yeah, I'm old, but I started early, too) I realize that you actually can cover this topic in a fairly short article. The reason is found in the classic statement of Ray Chapman, the first world champion of the combat pistol....
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, November 16th, 2014.

    11/16/2014 5:04:40 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 57 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, November 16th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • The Dragonflies' Lair 2

    11/16/2014 2:42:38 PM PST · by Soaring Feather · 39 replies
    Poets, Friends, | November 16, 2014 | Soaring Feather
    My Dragonfly And Me If I could be a Dragon Fly and wing my way through the sky I would never be shy just me and my Dragon Fly! By moonlight we ride the wind chase the comets tail for fun by day we would hide from the sun our fragile wings would come undone On darkest nights we would use fireflies as our guide we would dip and we would glide through the heavens open wide and scatter diamonds in the night sky my Dragon Fly and me... And we would wing past our lovers silent in the...
  • 5 Recycled Life Hacks (video)

    11/10/2014 11:43:22 AM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 6, 2014 | CrazyRussianHacker
    5 Recycled Life Hacks
  • Animal Rx: 11 Ways Pets Make You Healthy

    11/09/2014 6:28:56 PM PST · by Justice · 31 replies
    Everday Health ^ | Jordan Lite and Madeline Vann
    Of course you can’t resist your golden retriever’s puppy-dog eyes or your tabby’s silly antics, but you’re getting much more from your pet than unconditional love and great pics for your Facebook wall. Nearly two-thirds of American households include a pet — and our animal companions are proving themselves adept at enhancing human health in increasingly diverse ways. From calming patients before medical procedures to motivating owners to exercise, pets may be the best medicine we don’t even realize we’re taking. Here, the notable ways your animal companions can improve your health.
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, November 9th, 2014.

    11/09/2014 5:03:04 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 51 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, November 9th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • [vanity] How many hours of operation before you rebuild a Yamaha 2-stroke PWC engine?

    11/09/2014 4:23:52 PM PST · by Blueflag · 38 replies
    Experienced PWC owners ^ | 11/9/14 | blueflag
    We are looking for advice regarding Yamaha 2-stroke engine for their (older) line of personal watercraft- say 2002 - 2007; pre-four-stroke motors. We want to buy two used ones (the full watercraft, not just the motors), and don't know how to gauge the hours of use on the Hobb's meter. How many hours is too many? What if the cost of a rebuild? How do you know it needs a rebuild? IF this was about chainsaw motors, I could answer my own questions. Looking for FReepers with experience with Yamaha PWC.
  • British Robinson Crusoe builds floating paradise off coast of Mexico out of 150,000 recycled bottles

    11/07/2014 10:33:07 AM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 7, 2014 | Jenny Awford
    No man is an island: British DIY Robinson Crusoe builds his own floating paradise off the coast of Mexico out of 150,000 recycled bottles – and finds a former model to share it with He spent the past seven years carefully constructing a floating eco-paradise - complete with a hot tub and Internet connection - out of 150,000 recycled bottles. But Richart Sowa, 61, started to feel the only thing missing from his idyllic life on Joyxee Island near Cancun, Mexico, was someone to share it with. The artist, originally from Middleborough, Yorkshire, met former model Jodi Bowlin, 47, from...
  • Home Defense Shotgun Benelli Super Nova or??

    11/06/2014 3:36:54 AM PST · by wyowolf · 93 replies
    I have a Benelli SN that I use for regular hunting/trap duties. Was thinking about a home defense shotgun. Would It make more sense to buy a different gun? M500? 870? or just buy a shorter barrel for the SN? I also have 2 45s and a Marlin 30/30 and a Win 7mmMag but I think the wife would be more comfortable with an easy to use Shotgun... I liked the 500, the Win spx was ok.. but the safety was too far. havent tried any others yet... just thought I would get some opinions... Mod the Benelli or new??
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, November 2nd, 2014.

    11/02/2014 5:04:17 PM PST · by carriage_hill · 61 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, November 2nd, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Nik Wallenda to Walk Tightrope/ Blindfolded Again, & Hopefully the Last Time.

    11/02/2014 12:05:56 PM PST · by lee martell · 39 replies
    Nov. 2 2014 | lee martell
    Nik Wallenda, 35 y/o, is known for his high wire acts that are done without a net. He was the first person to walk a tightrope directly over the Niagara Falls. Nik was the first person to high wire walk across the Grand Canyon. In the tradition of his great grandfather; Karl Wallenda, Nik will put on another show that defies fear, gravity, and all negative probability. His plan is while blindfolded, and without a net below, to walk a high wire from the top of one skyscraper to the top of another while using a wire which will hang...
  • Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime Ref. 5175 - The sound of history (video)($2.6M wristwatch)

    11/01/2014 8:23:12 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 10-15-2014 | PATEK PHILIPPE SA
    To pay tribute to its 175th anniversary, Patek Philippe created a collection of limited-edition commemorative timepieces, and one of them stands out in particular. It is the so far most complicated wristwatch of the eminent family-owned watchmaking company and decidedly one of the world's most elaborate wristwatches. This is due not only to the number of complications involved but also to the horological degrees of complexity, two of which have been added to the annals of watchmaking for the first time. Moreover, the Grandmaster Chime is the first double-face wristwatch presented by Patek Philippe that can be worn with either...
  • can't find my blue book-what's a 1894 WInchester 30/30 worth?

    10/31/2014 9:42:38 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 38 replies
    me ^ | 10-31-14 | TZ
    serial number starts with 2 and ends in 294 -couldn't read the middle digits...too dirty
  • Woman in costume, makeup for 'zombie prom' is charged with drunken driving twice in 3 hours

    10/30/2014 9:50:28 AM PDT · by dware · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10.29.2014 | AP via Fox News
    GATES, N.Y. – Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar's "zombie prom" party.
  • Zombies: The Specter of Materialism [The Mormon OTHER WORLD Series]

    10/30/2014 5:30:37 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 11 replies
    JournalsOfAMormonMystic.com ^ | Aug. 19, 2013 | Christian Swenson
    I have recently had the pleasure of playing Telltale Games' interactive masterpiece The Walking Dead (I'm not done yet, so refrain from spoiling it for me). And one thing that continues to astonish me about pieces of media such as this is how much our culture is fixated on the idea of a flesh-eating animated corpse. From World War Z to Zombieland to Warm Bodies, our society obviously finds something intensely fascinating about zombies, to the point where it is perhaps the most identifiable facet of today's mass media. But why? Why do zombies, of all things, capture our imagination...
  • German man creates an interesting new hobby called extreme wheelbarrowing.

    10/29/2014 6:22:15 PM PDT · by Twotone · 33 replies
    Wimp.com ^ | Unknown | Alex Siegried
    Filmed by Goldenboy Films in Manitoba, Canada, German wheelbarrow rider Alex Siegfried performs some pretty impressive flips with his customized gold-plated wheelbarrow. Whether this is a hobby or possibly a new extreme sport, it's quite entertaining.
  • Man panics after shooting gun for first time

    10/29/2014 5:45:58 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 33 replies
    GrindTV via Yahoo.com ^ | October 29, 2014 | David Strege
    When a man shooting a .500 Smith & Wesson pistol for the first time took aim at a target and fired, he wasn’t expecting the target to strike back, but it did. The result was a very quick and comical exit to the right once someone yelled at him to “Watch out. Move, move!” And move he did! The incident happened earlier this month while a group of guys were enjoying a night out together with food and a campfire, and a little target practice. “My brother, who is featured in the video, was shooting a .500 for the first...
  • Tall Tale [That's True] Rare warbirds to depart Edwards Ranch

    10/29/2014 2:18:36 PM PDT · by SZonian · 23 replies
    Hang around aircraft restorers and you’ll inevitably hear tales of priceless historical relics hidden in barns, buried in shrink wrap, or otherwise stuck in time awaiting discovery. These stories are almost always wild exaggerations or outright fiction. But if you’ve ever heard of the cache of iconic warbirds at Wilson Connell “Connie” Edwards’ west Texas ranch, it’s absolutely real. The irascible former movie pilot who made a fortune in the oil business has added to his vast inventory of mostly World War II-era fighters, seaplanes, and surplus parts for more than a half century. Now, he’s decided to sell many...
  • Keltec CMR30 Carbine Nears Public Release

    10/28/2014 6:46:18 AM PDT · by Jed Eckert · 48 replies
    alloutdoor.com ^ | October 20, 2014 | Oleg Volk
    While PMR30 rides in a Jim Ryan custom holster, CMR30 topped with a Lucid M7 red dot is in action. Between the pistol, the carbine, and one magazine pouch, the shooter has 90 rounds available. The long-awaited companion carbine to KeltecÂ’s 22WMR pistol is finally nearing public release. Sensitive to the charges of releasing only trivial numbers of new products, Keltec is preparing to ship several thousand CMR30s late this year. The carbine was originally introduced as RMR30, but the name was changed because of TrijiconÂ’s opposition (they manufacture a small red dot sight called RMR). CMR30 ships with a...
  • A Photograph of Your Face in a Jar Makes for a Creepy Halloween Prank

    10/26/2014 10:00:49 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 30 replies
    PetaPixel ^ | 10-24-14 | Michael Zhang
    Looking for a personalized photo-related gag to pull for Halloween this year? Look no further than this head-in-a-jar prank. It’s quite easy to pull off and doesn’t require too much time or money. This idea is by Mike Warren, who regularly posts crazy project ideas to his Instructables account. The basic ingredients of the prank are a print of your face, a large glass jar (free of designs on the surface), and some food coloring. There’s one step that will take a bit of know-how: creating the print itself. You’ll need to photograph your head from three sides: left, head-on,...
  • High Altitude Balloon Keeps Going

    10/23/2014 5:54:34 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 31 replies
    Hackaday.com ^ | 19OCT2014 | Brian Benchoff
    Here’s a post from the AMSAT-UK high altitude balloon blog. It’s a great story about a balloon cruising at about 12km above the Earth completing its sixth circumnavigation of the planet. That post is from October 4th, and two weeks later the balloon is still going strong. Right now it’s over the Baltic heading into Russia with no sign of stopping or popping any time soon. The balloon was launched July 12, 2014 from Silverstone, UK. In the 100 days since then, this balloon has covered 144168 kilometers and has crossed its launching longitude six times. Even if this balloon...
  • Battle Rifle Company

    10/22/2014 4:27:08 PM PDT · by 7thson · 11 replies
    Do any Freepers know anything about the Battle Rifle Company? I saw one of their rifles in the latest issue of America's 1st Freedom.
  • Hipster Craft Brewery Causes Count Chocula Shortage

    10/22/2014 7:12:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Octobeer 22, 2014 | Eric Owens
    If you of a certain age, you may remember the great American heyday of kids’ breakfast cereals. It was a glorious time — a time when supermarket aisles as long as basketball courts teemed with boxes of sugary goodness and when we were all free to buy Count Chocula cereal every day of the year.Those days are long gone. Still, since 2010, Americans have at least been able to look forward to seasonal distribution of Count Chocula cereal — and Franken-Berry, and Boo-Berry — during the September and October run-up to Halloween.Now, even this tradition is imperiled because some hipster...
  • Man Jailed For Legally Owning Gun Publishes Book

    10/20/2014 6:56:04 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 17 replies
    progressivestoday.com ^ | 10-19-2014 | Pat Kane
    While Brian Aitken’s The Blue Tent Sky: How The Left’s War On Guns Cost Me My Son And My Freedom is written is an unassuming and accessible way, it is by no means an ‘easy read.’ In fact, it will likely be the most difficult book you’ll ever read.Brian Aitken is a man who was forced into a tragedy thought inconceivable in the United States — being stripped of his family and his freedom all for owning a gun in New Jersey. When Brian was pulled over in 2009 he had not committed any crimes, the guns he would...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, October 19th, 2014.

    10/19/2014 5:03:12 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 57 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, October 19th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Weirdest gun law of any state! (My pick is Ohio)

    10/18/2014 6:34:03 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    For a relatively historical red state, I could not believe what I recently learned about one of Ohio's laws regarding AR's. You can use 30 round AR's all day long, and you are good to go. But insert a mag containing 31 or more cartridges into the gun, and the state considers this a machine gun. WTF? If any law ever needed to be changed, this is it.
  • NEW TOY

    10/18/2014 1:34:23 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 49 replies
    ME | 10/18/14 | swampsniper
    Another of the old Minolta classics to play with. It's a constant f4.5, highly rated for IQ and really compact. This may just be my new favorite walkaround lens.
  • The beginning of the people's Web: 20 years of Netscape

    10/17/2014 5:03:18 PM PDT · by sopwith · 31 replies
    ZDNET ^ | October 14, 2014 | By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
    I was the first writer to cover the Web for a popular audience, and it did prove popular. I mean, it must have had hundreds of thousands of users in 1993! Today, Facebook alone has over a billion users. What's Hot on ZDNet Apple releases OS X Yosemite for Mac for free; iWork updated iOS 8.1 available October 20 for iPhones, iPads Apple Pay ready for lift-off and Google 'trying to get it right' Microsoft to 'Connect' with developers at November event in New York You see the problem was that it was really, really hard to use the Web...
  • Brad Pitt: I’ve Been A Gun Owner Since Kindergarten

    10/14/2014 1:13:54 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 10-14-2014 | Kaitlan Collins
    Brad Pitt has been big on guns since he was only six years old, when he inherited his grandfather’s shotgun in kindergarten. Before that, in nursery school, he had used a BB gun, and then he was firing handguns by the time he was eight.Pitt called weapons merely a “rite of passage” in his family, and said that his older brother had gotten his dad’s gun when he got his grandfather’s, he told the Radio Times. Pitt, born in Oklahoma and raised in Missouri, called it “a sane environment.”“The positive is that my father instilled in me a profound and...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, October 12th, 2014.

    10/12/2014 5:03:07 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 28 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, October 12th, 2014. | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • If you could 'See The Internet' Approaching your Laptop, would in come in Waves?, Circles?, Beams?

    10/10/2014 4:57:37 PM PDT · by lee martell · 70 replies
    Oct. 10 2014 | lee martell
    Categorize this as yet another question I have about personal computers, but am too embarrassed to ask anybody about till now. That is what I wonder. I hear the web described as a 'cloud', so I suppose it one way it exists is in the form of a massive activity ball of entertwined signals. Sometimes, I'm lucky, and my connection occurs almost immediately. Does it variate in intensity and speed as would radio waves, with consistant peaks and valleys?. I've begun to wonder if the net is being sent out in the form of linear beams, almost laser like in...
  • For lobster divers, a thrilling hunt can become a deadly catch

    10/07/2014 4:29:31 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 52 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | October 6, 2014 | Megan Nicolai
    ... The lobster season opened Sept. 27, and over the next six days at least five divers died in the ocean off Southern California. Four of the five died while hunting lobster, and the deaths served as a stark reminder of the dangers associated with a sport sometimes known as “bug hunting.” ...
  • Construction worker has his thumb bitten off after putting hand inside tiger cage (Floriduh)

    10/07/2014 8:14:48 AM PDT · by dennisw · 26 replies
    dailymail ^ | 6 October 2014 | Snejana Farberov
    The owner of the facility, Mario Tabraue, has an up-to-date permit to keep wild animals in captivity. The big cat that mauled the worker remained secure in his cage during the incident. ‘He approached the cage and put his hand in, and the tiger bit his thumb off,’ property manager Whitney Burbank told WESH-TV. ‘There are signs on the cage that say, “Do not approach the cage."’ Happened at Zoological Wildlife Foundation west of Jupiter, Florida Privately owned zoo is home to at least nine big cats, four tigers; visitors are allowed to interact with the animals The habitat was...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, October 5th, 2014.

    10/05/2014 5:03:18 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 78 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, October 5th, 2014. | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • CAMI Terra Wind Amphibious Motorcoach

    10/02/2014 4:00:57 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 5 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 24, 2013 | coolamphibious
    Video Link here
  • 'How Writers Write' shifts focus to fiction: Second Massive Open Online Course

    10/01/2014 4:11:00 PM PDT · by iowamark · 13 replies
    University of Iowa ^ | 9/23/2014 | Christopher Clair
    After a successful summer engaging poets near and far, the University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) will launch its second Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), How Writers Write Fiction, on Friday, Sept. 26.The course, taught entirely on the Internet through the use of recorded video lectures, is designed to reach an unlimited number of participants. The first UI MOOC, How Writers Write Poetry, had just over 4,500 participants by the end of the course; the fiction MOOC should easily surpass that number. “The International Writing Program has developed the University of Iowa’s first MOOCs, and the university has...
  • The $1,200 Machine That Lets Anyone Make a Metal Gun at Home

    10/01/2014 9:26:49 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 28 replies
    W I R E D ^ | 10.01.14 6:30 am | Andy Greenberg
    WIRED.COM can not be linked to or excerpted according to 'Da Rulz', but I wanted to pass on that the site has an article up about how the creator of the 'plastic gun' has now come up with a computer-controlled milling machine that can create an AR-15 lower receiver. More details at site... Ignore the link above, it only leads to the FR index page. The link to read the article is here: http://www.wired.com/2014/10/cody-wilson-ghost-gunner/
  • Israeli circumcision device provokes union outcry in South Africa

    09/29/2014 5:01:45 PM PDT · by Phinneous · 31 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 9/29/14 | Reuters
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa may turn to an Israeli circumcision device to reduce the number of young males who die in botched initiation ceremonies, provoking an outcry from union allies of the ruling party who support sanctions against the Jewish state.
  • World's Largest Passenger Plane Lands at DFW (Video)

    09/29/2014 4:28:48 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 33 replies
    5 NBCDFW.com ^ | Monday, Sep 29, 2014 | Brian Curtis and Frank Heinz
    The largest passenger jet in the world, the Airbus A380, landed Monday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, completing the longest currently flown nonstop route in the world.
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, September 28th, 2014.

    09/28/2014 5:03:40 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 80 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, September 28th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Are bird-watchers racist?

    09/26/2014 9:14:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 26, 2014 | Thomas Lifson
    The National Geographic Magazine, a publication heretofore not noted for satirical excellence, has published an article that easily could have appeared in The Onion. In fact, it begins by quoting that satirical publication as an authority. In Colorful World of Birding Has Conspicuous Lack of People of Color , author Martha Hamilton engages in hand-wringing and navel-gazing (yes, they can be done simultaneously, and for all I know, this might be good exercise) over the relative lack of “people of color” (as opposed to the colorless majority) out looking for exotic avian life. I kid you not: According to the...
  • Communications for When SHTF, by N.M.

    09/25/2014 3:47:05 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 22 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 9/25/14 | NM
    Communications is a key element in our everyday lives. If you don’t believe me, try going a whole day with no cell phone, Internet, television, or any other means of communications (COMMS). So it stands to reason that having COMMS, when SHTF, is essential to gaining intelligence (COMINT), the safety and security of your family, keeping informed, and keeping at least one step ahead of anybody with bad intentions. Like any skill, it is essential to practice; that means practicing before SHTF, so that you have the necessary skills. While most of the communications methods discussed in this article are...
  • The Shellshock Bug In About Four Minutes (video)

    09/25/2014 12:57:00 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 9-25-2014 | Tom Scott
    Remember Heartbleed? Well, this is probably worse. Here's a (somewhat simplified) explanation of what Shellshock actually is. Don't worry: I haven't included instructions on how to actually exploit it. The moral of the story is: keep your security patches up to date!
  • This is what it takes to outfit an airplane with WIFI. (video)

    09/25/2014 4:58:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies
    dump.com ^ | 9-24-2014 | United Airways
    http://www.dump.com/airplanewifi/https://hub.united.com/en-us/news/products-services/pages/united-installs-satellite-wi-fi.aspx
  • Obama Admin. Plans $1,000 Fine For Taking Pics on Public Land; Will the Media Report?

    09/25/2014 4:02:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 23 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 9-24-2014 | Matthew Balan
    The Washington Post on Wednesday revealed a U.S. Forest Service plan that would "fine photographers who shoot on federal wild lands without a permit." Reporter Hunter Schwarz noted how "critics have characterized the rules as too vague and say it infringes on the First Amendment's free speech clause," and quoted from a U.S. senator who raised his concerns about the "troubling questions about inappropriate government limits on activity clearly protected by the First Amendment" (Olympic National Park's Ruby Beach pictured at right; taken by Matthew Balan in September 2011). Schwarz cited a Tuesday report by The Oregonian that outlined the...
  • Covert Communications

    09/24/2014 3:58:02 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 63 replies
    Survival Blog ^ | 9/23/14 | J.K.
    When it all hits the wall, one thing you should be sure of is that someone is listening to every communication you make within reception range. Many will use scanners to try and find you or your group. If they hear radio activity, especially activity on the short-range radios, they will know you are near. Some will use direction-finding antennas to get your exact location. The idea with radio comms is to use the least power and radio with the least range that will get you reliable comms. If all has gone south, you will want to use radio only...
  • Wichita boxer crushed to death by six-ton tank: police

    09/24/2014 2:30:17 PM PDT · by dware · 14 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 09.24.2014 | Alice Mannette
    WICHITA Kan. (Reuters) - A nationally-ranked Kansas boxer with Olympic aspirations was killed when a six-ton steel tank he was sandblasting fell on him, police said on Wednesday.
  • SEE IT: German Shepherd throws tantrum when she has stop swimming

    09/23/2014 8:46:36 AM PDT · by Gennie · 28 replies
    PIX11 ^ | September 21, 2014 | Alyssa Zauderer
    Bella just wasn’t ready to go home. A YouTube video posted by Laura Gibbs shows her German Shepherd Bella’s hilarious reaction when her owner tries to get her out of the water. Bella’s cries that she didn’t want to leave were ultimately successful.