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  • Microsoft wants devs to take notes on their families (sends facial recognition data into the cloud)

    05/03/2016 6:01:09 AM PDT · by dayglored · 12 replies
    The Register ^ | May 3, 2016 | Richard Chirgwin
    * All in a good cause: FamilyNotes is for learning the Face API * Microsoft has GitHubbed a framework that could finally make an Internet-connected refrigerator useful: an application for family members to leave notes for each other. Well, actually FamilyNotes is a developer demonstrator with two aims: to give developers more examples of putting code together in the Universal Windows Platform, and to help Microsoft understand how UWP is going. The app, here, lets a user leave a note tagged for another user, and if the device (for example a tablet) identifies the recipient of the note (using facial...
  • App Lets You ‘Try On’ Fattoo Before You Ruin Your Body Forever

    05/02/2016 3:36:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    New York Post ^ | Jacob Siegal
    Virtual reality has (justifiably) been the biggest story in the tech world over the past few weeks. Oculus launched the Rift, HTC launched the Vive and gamers are finally getting the chance to see how much potential VR has. But you don’t have to spend $600 on a headset to digitally alter the world around you. Augmented reality (AR) has been around in various forms for years, allowing consumers to see what furniture might look like in their homes, or to bring virtual figures into the real world, where they can interact with the environment.
  • Okay West Coast Freepers, help me out (vanity)

    05/01/2016 11:44:39 AM PDT · by Celtic Conservative · 28 replies
    A Really Neat Antique Shop | 05/01/16 | Celtic Conservative
    Okay folks on the left coast, help me out. Whilst rummaging through a antique shop I found a really neat photo. It is a photo of a combination drive through florist shop and restaurant in Los Angeles. Based on the cars in the shot, It could be from anywhere from 1948 to 1952 (sorry, I don't have the ability to post pictures). The sign on the business says "McEldowneys". From my research it was owned By JK McEldowney, a LA businessman who went on to make the classic 1951 film "The River". He died in 2004 at the age of...
  • In Search of America's Most Coveted Beer (Pliny the Younger)

    04/27/2016 9:49:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Apr 27 2016 | Mike Vangel
    I first heard of Pliny the Younger from a fellow beer fanatic, who spoke in a hushed, reverential tone as he told me about the exorbitant lengths people go to for a glass. This year, I decided I needed to try it. But with the Super Bowl 50 fiasco forcing Beer Week to reschedule two weeks before Pliny's release, the only surefire way to get some was a trek to Santa Rosa. My first attempt was on the opening Saturday of this year's release. I'd read of the eight-hour lines, the camping in the rain, and the hotel specials to...
  • Smell Dating: Sniffing Out Potential Lovers (And Their Sweaty T-Shirts)

    04/27/2016 9:22:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The first ‘mail odor dating service’ matches people based on a three-day old T-shirt sample. If both your nostrils agree the other smells great, it’s a matchMy date, Hannes, had just been swimming in the East River and I could smell him over the cafe table. This made sense, as it had been his scent that first attracted me several weeks earlier. I’d chosen him as one of my Smell Dating matches, an online matchmaking project that combines the internet’s ability to judge multiple people at once with a physical object (a smelly T-shirt) packed full of pheromones. Billed as...
  • Occasional Birdy Thread

    04/27/2016 9:42:40 AM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 26 replies
    Engraved-on-His-hands | April 27, 2016 | Engraved-on-His-hands
    With apologies to Islander7, but I haven't seen an “Occasional Birdy Thread” in awhile, so I thought that I would post one. My pictures aren't as great as those posted by Islander7 or fidelis, but it's kind of like singing. All that you really need to do is to sing (or take bird pictures) well enough to entertain yourself. Blue-winged Teal Greater Yellowlegs Greater Yellowlegs with Blue-winged Teal Greater Yellowlegs Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Osprey Eastern Phoebe Solitary Sandpiper
  • Engineers develop micro-sized, liquid-metal particles for heat-free soldering

    04/25/2016 10:53:07 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    phys.org ^ | April 25, 2016 | Provided by: Iowa State University
    The vial contains liquid-metal particles suspended in ethanol. The particles were used to demonstrate heat-free soldering. Credit: Christopher Gannon/Iowa State University =========================================================================================================== Martin Thuo likes to look for new, affordable and clean ways to put science and technology to work in the world. His lab is dedicated to an idea called frugal innovation: "How do you do very high-level science or engineering with very little?" said Thuo, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Iowa State University and an associate of the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory. "How can you solve a problem with the least amount...
  • Drone racing competitions to air for first time on ESPN3

    04/24/2016 5:50:15 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    LA Times ^ | April 13, 2016 | Samantha Masunaga
    The fledgling sport of drone racing is about to fly onto more screens. The International Drone Racing Assn. has signed a multiyear international distribution deal with sports media giant ESPN, marking the first time the sport will be on major network television. In drone racing, competitors maneuver small flying drones around a course and wear goggles that show the drone's perspective of the track. At home, viewers will see a version of that perspective. The 2016 National Drone Racing Championships, held in New York City in August, and the 2016 World Drone Racing Championships, set for Kualoa Ranch, Hawaii, in...
  • (Wisconsin) College Students Conduct ‘Refugee and Migrant Simulation’ to ‘Raise Awareness’

    04/24/2016 4:59:02 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4-22-2016 | Lana Shadwick
    Participants in the simulation were given a pretend name and age, a few property items, and a blindfold for use in simulation exercises. They were then divided into small groups and went through the course designed to raise awareness. Some of the simulation courses in which the students participated in, included crossing border lines, being interviewed, and being placed in an asylum room. The student publication, the Marquette Wire, reported that “Guards led every course and scenario, yelling at the participants and treating them similarly to how migrants and refugees are treated.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    04/21/2016 5:43:42 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 186 replies
    We in Maryland heard some good news during the past week: due to conservation efforts and weather conditions, the Blue Crab population is going to be about 35% higher this year. This is good news for crab lovers, but especially good news for the watermen along the Chesapeake, who make their livings from the 'Beautiful Swimmers'. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/chesapeakes-blue-crab-population-grows-35-percent-dnr-predicts-robust-season/2016/04/13/8bebdcbc-0192-11e6-9d36-33d198ea26c5_story.htmlThe first time I encountered a crab, I was a teen, lying in bed asleep, when my brother came into the room, dangled a live crab in front of my face, and yelled, "Wake Up"! He had come home from a friend's house with...
  • “World’s Meanest Mom” Sells Daughter’s Dream Truck on Craigslist

    04/21/2016 12:04:45 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    KFOR ^ | APRIL 20, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    she calls herself the “World’s Meanest Mom,” but a Minnesota mother said she has a reason for selling her daughter’s dream truck on Craigslist. Amy Adams said her daughter “decided that her grades don’t matter, that she can disrespect myself and her siblings on a daily basis and that she has the right to skip school and run away from home.” Adams added her daughter, who was just about to get her driver’s license, “was on her ‘one more chance and the truck was getting sold.’ And, she blew that ‘one more chance’ on Monday when she decided to skip...
  • Which White Guy Should Obama Replace When We Honor Him on Our Currency?

    04/21/2016 6:13:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 55 replies
    Slate ^ | April 20, 2016 | Ben Mathis-Lilley
    In a triumph of common sense, historical awareness, and crazed enthusiasm for a Broadway rap musical, the Treasury Department has announced that Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, which will void a previous decision to take Alexander "Hamilton" Hamilton off the $10. (Update, 4:45 p.m.: Treasury says there will still be some sort of image of Jackson on the back of the bill.) This is great news, and it brings up another important question: Which historical figure should our current president, Barack Hussein Obama, replace when we honor his legacy by putting him on an item...
  • Is Trump America's Jean-Marie Le Pen?

    04/14/2016 3:37:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 14, 2016 | Michael Gurfinkel
    It is quite tempting to draw parallels between the Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders movements in America and the populist movements that have been rocking European politics for many years. There seems indeed to be, on both sides of the Atlantic, a growing discontent about traditional politics and a feeling among ordinary citizens of being betrayed by a complacent and pathetically incompetent Establishment. As a result, we are seeing a swing to both right-wing and left-wing demagogues. The parallel between Trump and the French Far Right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen, who founded the French National Front and passed it to...
  • Jack Hylton & His Orchestra "I'll Say To You" HMV B5407 (1928)

    04/20/2016 7:41:41 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1928 | Chick Endor
    Jack Hylton & His Orchestra "I'll Say To You" HMV B5407 (1928)
  • TX: Dallas Wal-Mart Has .22 LR in Stock Below 7 Cents per Round (Is it gone yet? LOL!)

    04/18/2016 8:40:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    gunwatch.blogspot.com ^ | 4/17/2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Wall-Mart .22 rimfire has been uncommon for three years now. When President Obama pushed for more infringements on the Second Amendment, starting in 2013, the demand for .22 rimfire skyrocketed. Instead of raising prices on the ammunition sufficiently to bring demand down to reasonable levels, manufacturers tried to keep prices stable to earn customer good will. It failed as a strategy. With the demand so high, less public entrepreneurs purchased all the .22 they could obtain, then offered it over the Internet, at gun shows, and other venues, at three to four times the price purchased. The producers stayed with...
  • Plan for Woman on $10 Bill in Question as Hamilton Fans Lobby [Bloomberg Link Only]

    04/15/2016 5:51:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Bloomberg [Link Only] ^ | April 14, 2016 | Margaret Talev and Angela Greiling Keane
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  • Savoy Orpheans [1926] “Fascinating Rhythm” Song by George & Ira Gershwin [1924]

    04/15/2016 1:33:43 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1924/26 | George Gershwin
    Savoy Orpheans “Fascinating Rhythm” Song by George & Ira Gershwin From the show "Lady Be Good!" Recorded 1926
  • Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows; New Vulnerabilities Announced

    04/14/2016 7:09:55 PM PDT · by dayglored · 26 replies
    US-CERT ^ | Apr 14, 2016 | US-CERT Team
    Alert (TA16-105A) -- Apple Ends Support for QuickTime for Windows; New Vulnerabilities AnnouncedSystems Affected Microsoft Windows with Apple QuickTime installed Overview According to Trend Micro, Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows, leaving this software vulnerable to exploitation. [1] (link is external) Description All software products have a lifecycle. Apple will no longer be providing security updates for QuickTime for Windows. [1] (link is external) The Zero Day Initiative has issued advisories for two vulnerabilities found in QuickTime for Windows. [2] (link is external) [3] (link is external) Impact Computer systems running unsupported software are...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    04/14/2016 3:24:45 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 148 replies
    Long before we had 'The Pioneer Woman', we had a Pioneer Lady: Jane Watson Hopping, who published many cookbooks featuring old-fashioned recipes and reminiscences of country life. Last weekend, while Liz was posting those beautiful, fresh, Spring-like salads, we were having weather that was very bitter for April - biting winds, low temps, and even some snow. At the thrift store I found Hopping's book, 'The Pioneer Lady's Hearty Winter Cookbook', and it seemed perfect for the strange April day that we were experiencing. The book is full of recipes; but remarkable for how the recipes are framed by old...
  • Couple Kisses Through Armed Robbery At Montana Casino [VIDEO]

    04/14/2016 7:14:47 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 9 replies
    HNGN ^ | 14 Apr 2016 | Jelani James
    Police in Montana are on the lookout for three suspects who robbed the Tap Inn at gunpoint on April 11. The scene was quite chaotic, but it didn't stop one couple from kissing through the entire incident.
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin -- It's Patch Tuesday Again! (Windows Update Day)

    04/13/2016 9:18:03 AM PDT · by dayglored · 24 replies
    Microsoft TechNet ^ | Apr 13, 2016 | Microsoft
    This is the monthly Microsoft Security Bulletin, a.k.a. "Patch Tuesday". It's another load of patched flaws, many serious including browser vulnerabilities. A good Register article: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/12/microsoft_patch_tuesday_12apr16/ Microsoft's official list: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/
  • Windows 10 debuts Blue QR Code of Death – and why malware will love it (BSOD gets an Update)

    04/11/2016 8:42:46 PM PDT · by dayglored · 31 replies
    The Register ^ | Apr 12, 2016 | Chris Williams
    Microsoft has added a QR code to its infamous Blue Screen of Death in Windows 10. As of Windows 10 Insider Preview build 14316, when the operating system falls over, you get not only the sad ASCII smiley but also a QR square that contains an encoded URL that leads you to a webpage about your problem. Scan it with a smartphone or other handheld and your browser will be taken to the embedded web addresses. Right now, it just points to windows.com/stopcode, which explains typical Blue-Screen-of-Death causes, but in future it could contain detailed information about the crash –...
  • How to Make the Best Burger

    04/10/2016 5:47:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 72 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 5, 2016 | Nina Sovich
    <p>Stand away from the grill, chefs say, and use a skillet. ‘Making a medium-rare burger is actually a good test of a young chef’s abilities.’</p> <p>The ingredients are simple—salt, pepper, ground meat and the inalienable belief that any American can make a decent hamburger.</p>
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    04/08/2016 4:43:56 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 175 replies
    I worked for several years in a large office that included many people who were originally from other countries. We had people from India, the Philippines, China, Korea, and Africa; and our office potlucks were amazing. I first tasted Ethiopian food at one of those parties, when a young woman made 'Siga Wot', a spicy beef stew; and 'Injera', the spongy, fermented sourdough bread that is used to scoop up other foods, and sometimes used as a sort of 'plate'. To make Siga Wot, you must first have Berbere, a spicy seasoning used in many Ethiopian dishes. There are many...
  • Archaeobeer (Brewers and Vintner's thread)

    04/08/2016 2:04:46 PM PDT · by taxcontrol · 18 replies
    Brew your own ^ | September 2007 | Dan Mouer
    Back in the day - we're talking WAY back in the day - beer was brewed with malt, and bread, and honey and wine . . . and just about anything that could be fermented. How the ancients brewed - and how you can too! Archaeology and beer seem to go together, and it’s not just because a cold brew helps wash the dust from your teeth after a long day on the digs. I’m an archaeologist by profession and a homebrewer by avocation. Lots of archaeologists brew their own, and those who don’t often have a passion for more...
  • Terrorists are using Facebook groups to buy weapons in Syria, Iraq, and Libya -

    04/08/2016 8:50:40 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 10 replies
    digitaltrends ^ | 8 Apr 2016 | STEPHANIE MLOT
    It is thought that some of the weapons being resold — including a component of an anti-aircraft defense system — were looted from Libyan state custody after the death of the country’s ruler Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi in 2011
  • New York City will set rules to regulate costume characters and topless women at Times Square

    04/07/2016 7:31:24 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 28 replies
    NY Dailynews ^ | 7 Apr 2016 | ERIN DURKIN
    The plan arose out of complaints that overly aggressive topless women...
  • "Just Like In A Storybook" & "I'm In the Market for You" Manhattan Melody Makers

    04/06/2016 10:29:14 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Manhattan Melody Makers
    "Just Like in a Storybook" & "I'm in the Market for You" are played by the Manhattan Melody Makers.
  • "I'm In The Market For You" & "Just Like In A Storybook" Ambrose (1930)

    04/06/2016 7:35:12 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Ambrose
    "I'm In The Market For You" & "Just Like In A Storybook" Ambrose (1930)
  • What Will Hillary Clinton's Prison Nickname Be?

    04/03/2016 10:08:50 AM PDT · by blueunicorn6 · 97 replies
    Old Prison Movies | 4/3/2016 | blueunicorn6
    What do you think Hillary Clinton's prison nickname will be? No real crude ones, please. Children sometimes look at articles here at Free Republic. They already know all the crude words, but their Moms might wash out their eyes with soap if they catch them looking at bad words on the computer. I don't want to be responsible for Suds Eye Syndrome. I think that Hillary Clinton's prison nickname is going to be, "The Old Dirty Little Snot".
  • I shot my Truck! (video only)

    04/03/2016 8:19:03 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 21 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 4-2-2016 | sootch00
    Fun Gun Reviews Presents: Ford F-150 vs CMMG Mutant... the Ford didn't do so well.CMMG Mutant: https://www.cmmginc.com/ Thanks to Brian C. for a great range day in spite of me tearing up the hood of my F-150. Hit the Like Button & Subscribe for more Fun Gun Reviews. Thanks for watching~ Sootch00 Instagram: Sootch_00 FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/Sootch00FunGunReviews Music is from Jingle Punks Royalty Free Music through the Fullscreen Network. Used with permission.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    03/30/2016 5:24:44 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 103 replies
    My husband grew up in Pennsylvania, and a generations-old tradition for his family is attending the Bloomsburg Fair, which has been going on since 1855 and was only interrupted for one year, due to Tropical Storm Lee in 2011. My first visit to the Fair was basically my honeymoon - it was the first time that we were able to get away for an extended period in the year that we ran off to the Courthouse and got hitched. I loved the fair, especially the giant prize-winning pumpkin, the trotting horses, the beautiful turkeys and other poultry, and all...
  • A Walk In the Garden

    03/30/2016 11:46:15 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 25 replies
    A tease thread for those who can't wait for spring Color my world Morning Mist in a Daylily Garden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9te4c-8zBc Cooley's Iris Garden youtube.com/watch?v=gPxk5R2FJ_8 Edge Hill Gardens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUbv1nyUz_c PORTLAND, OR- JAPANESE GARDEN https://www.youtube.com/embed/Z2FXIqil1RU Luscher Farm's Clematis Collection https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJuopjCP_Y0 IRIS, NOT JUST A NAME https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Yv-trVK1GeQ http://youtube.com/watch?v=w-tC8awgb_Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s-iYR38FaM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp2ah5_Pquc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTwzI-ISZMU Morning Mist in a Daylily Garden https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9te4c-8zBc
  • Gun that looks like iPhone invented by U.S. company

    03/30/2016 8:32:17 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 23 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | Carlie Kollath Wells
    Looks like a cellphone when folded up, but push the safety and you are ready to defend yourself" - that's how Ideal Conceal describes the gun concept, which is still pending a patent.
  • Top 100 Best Gun Rooms.

    03/29/2016 6:51:13 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 55 replies
    TheFirearmBlog.com ^ | March 25, 2016 | TFB
    Bryan Cornwell of NextLuxury.com posted an article showing pictures of 100 gun rooms. Prepare to waste a lot of time drooling at these pictures.
  • "We’ve Got The Moon And Sixpence" Ray Noble & vocalist Al Bowlly (1932)

    03/29/2016 2:41:45 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1932 | Ray Noble / Al Bowlly
    "We’ve Got The Moon And Sixpence" is played by Ray Noble & The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra. Vocalist is Al Bowlly. Recorded on April 21, 1932.
  • Marius B. Winter & His Orchestra "(I Am Only The Words) You Are The Melody" (1931)

    03/28/2016 2:21:53 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1931 | Marius B. Winter
    Marius B. Winter & His Orchestra plays "(I Am Only The Words) You Are The Melody," recorded on January 13, 1931
  • Tired of politics..Gun and supply talk anyone?

    03/25/2016 8:19:23 AM PDT · by Ghost of SVR4 · 52 replies
    G'mornin folks. There was a thread a day or so back about pistols (Military switching to Glocks). Good thread all in and all. I wanted to post this thread to get some general conversation going about where you shop for your warez, places to "watch out" for and where the good prices are at. Also, tips are welcome on ammo storage, prepping and any items/gear to prolong our sidearms and rifles should "the lights go out".
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    03/24/2016 4:29:25 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 53 replies
    Last week I was cutting a recipe out of the coupon insert from the Sunday newspaper, and got to thinking about the great recipes I've found that way - either back-of-the-box recipes, those found in the coupon insert, or ones from magazine ads for various prepared food products. I think the Chocolate Ganache Cake recipe that I posted a couple of weeks ago was found the same way; and some of these have become 'American Standby Classics', like the Campbell's Green Bean Casserole. Some of my favorites are the Buffalo Chicken Dip, from Frank's Red Hot; and Frito Salad, the...
  • The Worcester Art Museum's New Exhibit Is All Cats, All the Time

    03/24/2016 12:12:45 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 22 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | 3-11-16 | Danny Lewis
    New art exhibit will trace humans' captivation with cats throughout history Thanks to the Internet, it can sometimes seem like cats have taken over every aspect of popular culture. Funny videos and goofy photos may be firmly under their furry paws, but now not even fine art seems to be able to resist their feline allure. Now, Massachusetts' Worcester Art Museum is hosting a new exhibition dedicated to cats in art from ancient Egypt all the way up to the modern day. Cat memes might seem like a modern phenomenon, but the expressive animals have intrigued artists for thousands of...
  • The dead water parks at the heart of Disney World Florida

    03/24/2016 10:41:33 AM PDT · by kingu · 66 replies
    bbc.co.uk Newsbeat ^ | March 20, 2016 | staff
    Just east of the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World, Florida, is a lake. In the middle of Bay Lake is an island that Disney won't let anyone set foot on. That's because Discovery Island is home to an abandoned park that they'd rather nobody saw. Just across the water is another deserted park, River Country. These images show nature reclaiming what Disney left behind. These are the only Disney parks to close permanently. Discovery Island was a nature reserve open between 1974 and 1999 and River Country, a water theme park, operated from 1976 to 2001.
  • Twitter taught Microsoft’s AI chatbot to be a racist a$$hole in less than a day

    03/24/2016 5:42:52 AM PDT · by dayglored · 26 replies
    The Verge ^ | Mar 24, 2016 | James Vincent
    ** PROFANITY ALERT ** It took less than 24 hours for Twitter to corrupt an innocent AI chatbot. Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled Tay — a Twitter bot that the company described as an experiment in "conversational understanding." The more you chat with Tay, said Microsoft, the smarter it gets, learning to engage people through "casual and playful conversation." Unfortunately, the conversations didn't stay playful for long. Pretty soon after Tay launched, people starting tweeting the bot with all sorts of misogynistic, racist, and Donald Trumpist remarks. And Tay — being essentially a robot parrot with an Internet connection — started repeating...
  • Overture "The Show of Shows" Vitaphone / Warner Brothers film (1929)

    03/21/2016 11:06:13 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1929 | Warner Bros. and Vitaphone
    Overture to "The Show of Shows"--a Vitaphone / Warner Bros. film from 1929.
  • Fascinating Photos from the Secret Trash Collection in a New York Sanitation Garage

    03/21/2016 5:48:55 AM PDT · by NYer · 54 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | March 17, 2016 | Dylan Thuras
    (All Photos: Dylan Thuras)On the second floor of a nondescript warehouse owned by New York City's Sanitation Department in East Harlem is a treasure trove—filled with other people's trash.Most of the building is used as a depot for garbage trucks, but there's a secret collection that takes over an entire floor. The space is populated by a mind-bogglingly wide array of items: a bestiary of Tamagotchis, Furbies; dozens of Pez dispensers; female weight lifting trophies; 8-track tapes; plates, paintings, sporting equipment and much more. This is the Treasures in the Trash collection, created entirely out of objects found by Nelson Molina, a now-retired sanitation...
  • How Microsoft copied malware techniques to make Get Windows 10 the world's PC pest

    03/17/2016 8:18:48 PM PDT · by dayglored · 44 replies
    The Register ^ | Mar 17, 2016 | Andrew Orlowski
    Note: I've posted numerous threads on the "Get Windows 10" nagware situation, and almost passed this one up -- but it's far and away the best I've seen, most complete, and most likely to be accurate. So have at it... - dayglored Subtitle: Here's how to nuke this persistent menace Microsoft uses techniques similar to aggressive malware to promote its “Get Windows 10” offer. As many readers have discovered, the persistent and constantly changing methods Microsoft uses to continually reintroduce its “Get Windows 10” tool, or GWX, onto computers means it’s extremely difficult to avoid. Windows users who decline to...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    03/17/2016 2:29:56 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 37 replies
    I've had a recipe for Souffle that I've been wanting to try; it comes from a book called 'Seaport Savories', published by the Junior Auxiliary of the Alexandria Hospital in Virginia. The book appears to be out of print but you can still find it; and it's superior for a cookbook of its kind, with lots of interesting recipes: www.amazon.com/SEAPORT-SAVORIES-Historic-Alexandria-Virginia/dp/0963965204The same organization also has a new book that also looks good: http://www.thetwig.org/web/3805795/19When I made this the other day, I think I discovered why souffle dishes are always round, or round-ish: I was too lazy to dig out the regulation baking...
  • VIDEO REBUTTAL: Vox's "Gun Control" Propaganda Debunked

    03/17/2016 11:58:26 AM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 11 replies
    www.LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 03/17/2016 | Steven Crowder
    Facts are overrated when you have passion, a microphone and a camera. Throw in an internet channel, viola, you’re in it to win it, friends. Which is precisely the problem going on at Vox, who released this video claiming LOTZ OF GUNZ SHOOTINGS OMG. Problem is there are too many problems with their entire premise, argument and conclusion. Why? Because Vox has an agenda to push, and as I’ll prove, they will willingly and proactively manipulate data to do it. VIDEO HERE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IULSD8VwXEs REFERENCES: Poverty more of a factor in violent crime then firearms 80% of gun homicides related to...
  • McAfee uses web beacons that can be used to track and serve advertising to users (Windows)

    03/17/2016 8:15:00 AM PDT · by dayglored · 21 replies
    HelpNet Security ^ | Mar 17, 2916 | Zeljka Zorz
    A test of seven OEM laptops running Windows has shown consistent privacy and security issues, including an interesting revelation that the McAfee Antivirus running on six of them is using web beacons to serve ads and possibly even track users online. The seven laptops – Lenovo Flex 3, Lenovo G50-80 (UK version), HP Envy, HP Stream x360 (Microsoft Signature Edition), HP Stream (UK version), Acer Aspire F15 (UK version), and Dell Inspiron 14 (Canada version) – have been tested by the security research team of Duo Security by simply sniffing the traffic sent from and to them once they have...
  • Windows 10 apps will come to the Xbox One this summer

    03/17/2016 4:39:27 AM PDT · by dayglored · 2 replies
    Engadget ^ | Mar 17, 2016 | Matt Brian
    It feels like Microsoft has been dangling the "Windows will come to Xbox" carrot for the longest time, but now it appears the company isn't too far away from actually delivering. Speaking with Business Insider at GDC 2016, Xbox product manager Jason Ronald revealed that the company will begin opening its PC and gaming ecosystems to over the course of the year, with Windows 10 apps coming to the Xbox One in the summer. Microsoft's plan is to merge the Xbox Store and Windows Store, which will host apps that can be run on a smartphone, tablet, PC or console....
  • Birth of a Wooden House.

    03/15/2016 3:27:45 PM PDT · by DiogenesLamp · 43 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 8, 2016 | Jacob the Carpenter
    The sort of thing that makes you yearn for a simpler time. Take a moment to relax and admire this man's work. You're Welcome.