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  • Asteroid Day 2016 Is June 30

    06/29/2016 8:57:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Earthsky ^ | June 29, 2016 | Eleanor Imster
    Hundreds of events – films, concerts, panels with engineers, scientists and astronauts – about asteroids and how to protect our planet from asteroid impacts.The second annual Asteroid Day happens on June 30, 2016. Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign to help people learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet from asteroid impacts. You can join the Asteroid Day discussion on Twitter and Facebook. Asteroid Day 2016 will also include hundreds of events – films, concerts, interactive workshops and panels with engineers, scientists and astronauts. Here’s the premise of Asteroid Day, in the words of...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    06/29/2016 3:42:21 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 84 replies
    Last weekend, I found one of Chef John's new posts, where he did a 'Green Gazpacho'; I thought it might be interesting to those of you who have gardens and access to lots of fresh herbs – it looks like a delightful Summer first course, or accompaniment to a light sandwich for lunch. On his blog, the Chef says that he wanted to call it “Burrata in a Swamp,”; but he says that the 'swamp' bit didn't pass the 'wife test' – so, Green Gazpacho it is. Here is his video of technique, and the ingredients and measurements are on...
  • American Muscle Car Documentary - Quest For The Need For Speed - Films

    06/28/2016 6:00:29 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | 6/28/16 | youtube
    American Muscle Car Documentary - Quest For The Need For Speed - Films
  • "I'm So Afraid Of You" Ipana Troubadours Vocal by Scrappy Lambert (1930) Sam Lanin

    06/27/2016 5:31:29 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Sam Lanin
    "I'm So Afraid Of You" Ipana Troubadours Vocal by Scrappy Lambert (1930) Sam Lanin
  • Woman Wins $10,000 Lawsuit Against Microsoft Over Windows 10 Upgrades

    06/27/2016 9:47:33 AM PDT · by dayglored · 68 replies
    SlashDot ^ | Jun 27, 2016 | Anon
    A few days after Microsoft released Windows 10 to the public last year, Teri Goldstein's computer started trying to download and install the new operating system. The update, which she says she didn't authorize, failed. Instead, the computer she uses to run her Sausalito, California, travel-agency business slowed to a crawl. It would crash, she says, and be unusable for days at a time. "I had never heard of Windows 10," Goldstein said. "Nobody ever asked me if I wanted to update." When outreach to Microsoft's customer support didn't fix the issue, Goldstein took the software giant to court, seeking...
  • Microsoft to kill off Surface 3 in December

    06/26/2016 8:06:32 PM PDT · by dayglored · 18 replies
    BetaNews ^ | Jun 26, 2016 | Mark Wilson
    If you're in the market for a Surface 3, now is the time to buy one. Microsoft says that production of the Surface 3 will come to an end in December this year, and warns that stocks are already starting to run low. It's not yet clear whether the end of production for the cheapest Surface device signals the end of Microsoft's Atom-based devices. But it certainly seems as though the company is keen to focus its attention on the Pro range as well as the Surface Book. Microsoft confirmed the end of Surface 3 production to ZDNet. Mary Jo...
  • NASCAR at Sonoma 2016:

    06/26/2016 12:22:41 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 32 replies
    many | today | me
    NASCAR Drivers are making right hand turns this weekend for the first time this season. Should NASCAR add more "road courses" to their schedule? Who's going to win this race?
  • Olympics Trivia - Shortest Event (vanity)

    06/23/2016 7:52:13 PM PDT · by super7man · 16 replies
    Vanity | 6/23/2016 | Self
    I was wondering what is the quickest Olympic event that from the start of the timing or judging to the finish that you can actually win a metal for. I was thinking long jump. You are judged from the time you hit the plank to hitting the sand. 0.2 seconds? Or maybe highjump, where you are judged only for the time you are over the bar. 0.1 seconds?
  • VIDEO: Me (Steven Crowder) vs SkyNews on Gun Control. Discomfort Ensues...

    06/23/2016 2:33:12 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 71 replies
    So I don't know how to hyperlink, but this happened today. SkyNews brought me in to discuss gun control. The host immediately started with false propaganda. I corrected him. Hilarity ensues. Hope you enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD_-JKvSJrc
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues)Thread

    06/22/2016 4:01:36 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 71 replies
    One of my favorite television chefs is Nick Stellino. He has a wonderful, warm presence and engaging presentation - the sort of person who, when you watch him on television, makes you feel as if you've known him forever; and he manages to pack a LOT of information into a very short video without becoming boring or didactic. This recipe is from what I believe was his first book 'Cucina Amore', in which each recipe is accompanied by family memories of his youth in Sicily. I wanted to try the recipe this week and didn't have time; but I will...
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  • Pressure mounts against Rule 41 – the FBI's power to hack Tor, VPN users on sight (Privacy Alert)

    06/22/2016 10:24:06 AM PDT · by dayglored · 19 replies
    The Register ^ | Jun 21, 2016 | Iain Thomson
    The campaign against Rule 41 – which will give cops and Feds in America the power to hack people's computers around the world – has kicked up a gear. Leaders of the US House of Representatives and Senate got a letter today urging them to block the rule change before it becomes permanent in December. The proposed legislative tweak, quietly passed by an obscure committee and approved by the Supreme Court in April, would allow a US magistrate judge to grant law enforcement access to any stored data on a computer, phone, or any storage device around the world that...
  • Windows 10 Anniversary Update: A guide to the builds (Major Win10 Update on the way...)

    06/21/2016 5:38:44 AM PDT · by dayglored · 48 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | Jun 20, 2016 | Preston Gralla
    This summer, one year after the initial launch of Windows 10, Microsoft will release its first major update: the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. It will be delivered in the usual way -- via Windows Update -- and will install automatically on its own. However, if you're curious (or apprehensive) about the upcoming update, you don't have to wait until the final release date to check it out. Microsoft has been releasing public preview builds, each one a little bit closer to the final version. Anyone can get and install those builds by first becoming part of Microsoft's Windows Insider Program,...
  • 4th Gun Control Bill of the day (Block Gun Sales with a govt "List") Fails to Pass (42 Yes/49 No)

    06/20/2016 3:45:40 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 28 replies
    None of these measures would have affected the Orlando Massacre. Not a single one. And the Orlando shooter was taken off of the list, even after traveling to Saudi Arabia twice and going to the same mosque as a suicide bomber! One party seeks to take away our ability to defend ourselves from Jihadis. There is a special place in hell for these people.
  • 2nd Gun Control Bill of the day (Background Checks at Gun Shows) Fails to Pass (41 Yes/52 No)

    06/20/2016 3:12:50 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 30 replies
    Vote on Requiring Background Checks at Gun Shows; Procedural Vote fails to pass.
  • Just became Life Member of NRA. I now need guidance on selecting a handgun.

    06/19/2016 9:44:45 PM PDT · by Silly · 148 replies
    June 20, 2016 | Silly
    Hi, all, very excited I joined NRA with their EasyPayLife plan on Friday. Now I'm want to move forward. As I select a handgun, I do plan to try different models at gun ranges and talk with close friends who shoot. I know in time I will find something that I really connect with. And before I purchase, I will have lots of solid training and hopefully some sort of certification(s) under my belt (suggest a few if you think of them). Meanwhile, I would appreciate suggestions. I want a model that is classic, easy to care for, good power,...
  • Geocaching, Anyone?

    06/19/2016 7:52:22 AM PDT · by CaptainPhilFan · 49 replies
    Hi FRiends. I started Geocaching this week; downloaded the app and bought a 3 month membership. Looked for 6 hides in the last few days and DNF any but I'm rather hooked! LOL. Anybody else got the bug? I thought this might be fun to do with grandbabies but ohmylanta! are the ones around here tricky! In Roanoke VA for another few weeks visiting, then back up to Yankee country. So looking forward to finding something and hoping I don't screw up the hide! :) I'd really like to hear any other experiences anyone has had. I don't know anyone...
  • Apple reportedly blocked two gun-related emoji

    06/17/2016 5:47:13 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 21 replies
    mashable ^ | 17 June 2016 | KARISSA BELL
    The next emoji update will be two characters short of what was originally planned — the result of a "late stage" change, according to the organization overseeing the symbols. Now, a new report suggests the change may have come from an unlikely source: Apple. According to BuzzFeed, the rifle emoji had a chance of making it on the list of new emoji that Unicode, the organization in charge of them, was creating for 2016. However, that was not to be, and Apple was one of the larger voices rallying against its inclusion. Though a rifle was scheduled to be coded...
  • Microsoft serving marijuana trade (software for tracking pot business "from seed to sale")

    06/17/2016 6:48:10 AM PDT · by dayglored · 7 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | Jun 17, 2016 | Nathaniel Popper
    As state after state has legalized marijuana in one way or another, big names in corporate America have stayed away entirely. Marijuana, after all, is still illegal, according to the federal government. But Microsoft is breaking the corporate taboo on pot this week by announcing a partnership to begin offering software that tracks marijuana plants from “seed to sale,” as the pot industry puts it. The software — a new product in Microsoft’s cloud computing business — is meant to help states that have legalized the medical or recreational use of marijuana keep tabs on sales and commerce, ensuring that...
  • Why I Enjoy Firearms...My Better Self

    06/16/2016 4:52:48 PM PDT · by GRRRRR · 16 replies
    Self | 06/16/16 | GRRRRR
    Why do I Enjoy Firearms? The South Carolina Chapter held a raffle. I never win raffles, however, I still contributed to the cause. I won a Rem 700 n .270. Yeah, no kidding. Upon returning home, I completed a transfer request per IL law. A week later I was at a range all by myself with a cardboard box. I asked for help and instruction and spent the rest of the day shooting. Over the next few months I spent every Sat AM out there. I took additional classes from a great family team consisting of an ex Chicago cop...
  • FR SUMMER READING: Never a better time for "EFAD!"

    06/16/2016 7:45:49 AM PDT · by golux · 25 replies
    VANITY 160616 | Golux
    Some members of Free Republic know, and some newer members may not know, that one of our own (a man I greatly admire but have never met) is the author of an important book called ENEMIES FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC. It is superbly written. It is part of a quite addictive trilogy. It is ALL ABOUT what is happening in America right now. Once you're a few paragraphs into the Prologue you'll "get it." Am I right, FRiends? Would love to hear your EFAD thoughts!
  • So,what rust bucket old muscle car should I buy?

    06/15/2016 5:30:44 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 141 replies
    youtube | 6/15/2016 | youtube
    So,what rust bucket car should I buy?It's gotta be cheap,it's gotta be running.I need a truck,love El Caminos,then again I could buy a cheap truck that runs and get a 68 Camaro,then I watched the original "Gone In 60 Seconds" from 1974 and I like the fake Mach 1.It has to be a manual not automatic.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    06/15/2016 4:33:37 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 75 replies
    Many of us often wind up with bits and pieces or 'ends' of leftover cheeses in the refrigerator. But there's an app for that! and I first learned this from one of Jacques Pepin's television cooking shows: 'Fromage Fort', or 'Strong Cheese', is a recipe that makes a spread out of the various bits of cheese you may have languishing in the fridge. There are lots of recipes for it, but here is a basic one; I usually have Cheddar, Swiss, Blue, and Jack hanging around; and I haven't found a combination that turns out badly, though you may want...
  • It's [month] of 2016, and your Windows PC can still be owned by [document type] (Patch Tuesday)

    06/15/2016 9:14:42 AM PDT · by dayglored · 9 replies
    The Register ^ | Jun 14, 2016 | Shaun Nichols
    The Microsoft Security Bulletin Critical fixes for Office, Internet Explorer, and Windows DNS Server highlight this month's edition of Patch Update Tuesday. The Redmond Windows slinger has kicked out 16 bulletins this month, five rated as "critical" and the remaining 11 considered "important" risks. [Detailed listing clipped, see comment] Not to be outdone, Adobe is also dumping a load of patches for the second Tuesday of the month. The Adobe patches include an actively targeted vulnerability in Flash and multiple updates for ColdFusion, Brackets, Creative Cloud desktop application and DNG SDK.
  • E3 2016: New Fallout 4 DLC Revealed

    06/13/2016 8:57:33 AM PDT · by yuleeyahoo · 23 replies
    IGN ^ | 6/12/2016 | Daniel Krupa
    During its conference tonight, Bethesda revealed three new piece of DLC for Fallout 4, the third of which, called "Nuka World," will be the game's final DLC.
  • The Big Broadcast Gets a New Host

    06/10/2016 4:01:49 PM PDT · by Viking2002 · 13 replies
    WAMU 88.5, American University ^ | June 10, 2016 | Staff
    WAMU welcomes Murray Horwitz as new host for The Big Broadcast. For over 50 years, The Big Broadcast has kept old time radio alive for Washington audiences, airing shows like Gunsmoke, Dragnet, The Jack Benny Show, The Lone Ranger, Suspense, and Fibber McGee and Molly. Murray will take the mic as host of The Big Broadcast on Sunday, June 12. He will be joined by co-producer Jill Ahrold Bailey. While he has big shoes to fill, Murray has a great deal of experience in radio and theater. He helped to create several entertainment shows while at NPR, receiving three Peabody...
  • Microsoft offers Surface-as-a-Service from its own stores (pay-by-month Surface tablets)

    06/10/2016 12:42:37 PM PDT · by dayglored · 24 replies
    The Register ^ | Jun 10, 2016 | Simon Sharwood
    Typoslab gains pay-by-the-month option, with bundled support and training First Microsoft turned Office into software-as-a-service. It's currently transforming Windows into Windows-as-a-service. And now it's decided that its Surface Pro typoslab should become Surface-as-a-service, to help businesses buy more of the hybrid machines. Surface-as-a-Service, or "Surface Membership" to use its proper name, lets you choose from Surface Book, Surface Pro 4 and Surface 4 hardware. An online configurator lets you design the machines you want (complete with keyboards and pens) and choose a 18, 24 or 30 month membership plan. Joining the club also gets you Microsoft's Complete for Business Extended...
  • Latest Windows 10 build loves up cloud, banishes 'strange grey bar' (Insider Build 14361 released)

    06/09/2016 5:49:35 AM PDT · by dayglored · 25 replies
    The Register ^ | Jun 9, 2016 | Gavin Clarke
    Microsoft has released Insider Preview Build 14361 for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile with a huge boost for building microservices and cloud. You can now run Docker natively on Windows 10 with Hyper-V containers, to build, ship and run containers using nano server in technical preview five of Windows Sever 2016, that’s due in the third quarter. Nano Server is a remotely administered server operating system for cloud and data centre lacking local log-on and that only works for 64-bit. A new version of the Docker engine for Windows has been built, too, which improves DockerFile syntax. Elsewhere, the...
  • Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD. Repeat. Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD

    06/09/2016 5:38:38 AM PDT · by dayglored · 18 replies
    The Register ^ | Jun 9, 2016 | Simon Sharwood
    Redmond will support it inside Azure and send code back to the FreeBSD Foundation Microsoft has published its own distribution of FreeBSD 10.3 in order to make the OS available and supported in Azure. Jason Anderson, principal PM manager at Microsoft's Open Source Technology Center says Redmond “took on the work of building, testing, releasing and maintaining the image” so it could “ensure our customers have an enterprise SLA for their FreeBSD VMs running in Azure”. Microsoft did so “to remove that burden” from the FreeBSD Foundation, which relies on community contributions. Redmond is not keeping its work on FreeBSD...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    06/08/2016 4:23:46 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 87 replies
    The picture above may look like a sickly amoeba; but it's fish, cooked in a very convenient and mess-free way: in parchment paper, or, en papillote The very first time we tried this, it turned out perfectly. If you line your baking sheet with foil, there's little clean-up, and if you've never created a parchment packet, there will be a tutorial in Chef John's video below. This is an especially good way to cook fish as it always comes out very moist and tender. But there are other ways to do 'food in packets', including Hobo Packs, a traditional Boy...
  • Runner Proposes to Girlfriend After Marathon

    06/06/2016 12:13:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jun 5, 2016 | Brie Stimson
    Although Camacho and Cruz met in middle school they just reunited last DecemberAfter Gilbert Camacho finished the Rock and Roll marathon Sunday he decided to go the long haul and propose to his girlfriend Stacie Cruz. He clocked a personal best for the race and used the extra confidence to pop the question. Camacho's friends said he was nervous, not only to propose, but also because he had just recovered from an injury. In front of family and friends – and marathon finishers – Camacho asked the girl he’d known since middle school to be his wife. "Spectators all...
  • Ken Starr Faceplants When Confronted With Email Showing He Was Told About Rape At Baylor

    06/03/2016 11:35:58 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 22 replies
    06/03/2016 | Diana Moskovitz
    The Ken Starr (yes, that Ken Starr) image rehabilitation tour has begun, with Starr joining the calls for transparency from Baylor’s Board of Regents. He’s urging the regents to release the full Pepper Hamilton report into how Baylor created a culture so blind that administrators believed rape “doesn’t happen here” and so toxic that women who reported they were assaulted were put through hell. Starr’s even gone so far as to say he resigned as chancellor so he could speak more freely about what happened at the university.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    06/01/2016 4:45:27 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 77 replies
    My husband and I live in a delivery food 'desert'. All around us are areas where almost any kind of food can be ordered; but it seems all we can have delivered are mediocre Chinese restaurant food, and Pizza. We're generally tired of both; and I think our Friday nights are going to start including a stop for carryout from someplace interesting. BUT: I never tire of the *soups* from Chinese restaurants, and decided to try making my own egg-drop soup. This is a very simple recipe, and you can add things to it - I usually add a little...
  • Windows 10 zero day selling for $90,000 (how exploits are marketed on crime forums)

    06/01/2016 6:17:10 AM PDT · by dayglored · 9 replies
    The Register ^ | Jun 1, 2016 | Darren Pauli
    A Windows zero day vulnerability granting hackers deeper access to compromised machines is being sold for US$90,000. The local privilege escalation vulnerability is being sold on crime forum exploit.in and promises to help attackers who already have access to hacked machines. Seller BuggiCorp claims in a sales thread and proof-of-concept videos that the local privilege escalation works on Windows systems from version 2000 to the considerably more secure 10. It works in the presence of Microsoft's lauded enhanced mitigation toolkit which introduces many security features baked into Windows 10 to older platforms. Researchers from Trustwave's Spiderlabs team, who found the...
  • Microsoft says partners can build Windows Holographic devices with wider fields of view

    06/01/2016 5:46:37 AM PDT · by dayglored · 3 replies
    The Verge ^ | Jun 1, 2016 | Sam Byford
    At its Computex Taipei keynote today, Microsoft announced sweeping plans to build off its HoloLens experiment by creating a fully-fledged Windows Holographic platform for hardware partners. The platform is aimed at VR and AR headset makers; Microsoft demonstrated an HTC Vive working in tandem with a HoloLens on stage. After the presentation, Windows chief Terry Myerson and OEMs VP Nick Parker took questions on the initiative in a meeting with reporters. "The framework with which we're approaching this... we have a Microsoft HoloLens device where we're going to push hard on what's possible with Microsoft HoloLens," Myerson said, when asked...
  • Samsung: Don't install Windows 10. REALLY (Samsung laptops don't support a Win10 upgrade)

    05/31/2016 9:38:32 AM PDT · by dayglored · 38 replies
    The Register ^ | May 31, 2016 | Gavin Clarke
    Samsung is advising customers against succumbing to Microsoft’s nagging and installing Windows 10. The consumer electronics giant's support staff have admitted drivers for its PCs still don’t work with Microsoft's newest operating system and told customers they should simply not make the upgrade. That’s nearly a year after Microsoft released Windows 10 and with a month to go until its successor – Windows 10 Anniversary Update – lands. Samsung’s customers have complained repeatedly during the last 12 months of being either unable to install Microsoft’s operating system on their machines or Windows 10 not working properly with components if they...
  • Great Asian Balls Of Fire!

    05/30/2016 8:11:37 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 30, 2016 | Youtube
    Asian twist on a Jerry Lee Lewis classic!
  • Bank of England warns that shoppers could overpay because polymer notes are more adhesive [tr]

    05/30/2016 4:39:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 30, 2016 | Hugo Gye
    Plastic banknotes set to be unveiled this week stick together when new meaning that shoppers could find themselves accidentally handing over more than one note at once, it has emerged. England's first polymer banknote, a new Ł5 featuring the image of Winston Churchill, will be formally revealed by the Bank of England on Thursday. But the Bank itself has warned that the notes might stick together when they are new, raising the prospect of users handing over more money than they intend.
  • Four Recipes to Help You Celebrate National Hamburger Day

    05/28/2016 4:04:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC4 ^ | May 28, 2016 | Kandee Ferrell, Mike Jackson, Olivia Fecteau, Jerod Smalley and Marcus Thorpe
    Happy National Hamburger Day! What a perfect weekend to celebrate with a juicy burger? Grab some buns and ground chuck, we’ve got burger recipes from our NBC4 Grill Masters to make this holiday sizzle. Our very own Mike Jackson, Jerod Smalley, Olivia Fecteau and Marcus Thorpe are releasing, for the first time, their very own burger secrets. (Okay they’re not secrets per say, but they will make your hamburgers taste great). Mike’s ‘Buffalo Burger’I like bison because it’s lean and a little healthier than beef, plus I like eating things that are ‘exotic.’ Start with the right ingredients. Put one...
  • Tiny microjet can be seen in action at Yukon airshow

    05/28/2016 1:27:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 27, 2016 | ASHLEY KRINGEN
    It’s not a bird, a plane or Superman, but it does belong in the Oklahoma skies. This weekend, the public is invited to the Discover Aviation and Air Show Spectacular at Sundance Airport in Yukon. During the show, visitors will be able to see a microjet in action. The jet stands at 5’7″ tall, is 14 feet long and weighs just 416 pounds. A micro jet in Oklahoma A microjet in Oklahoma “It’s crazy small but it goes really fast ,so it’s full of performance, 320 miles an hour. I can go straight up or upside down,” said Justin Lewis,...
  • Lava-Loving Tourists Flock to Active Nicaragua Volcano

    05/28/2016 11:58:49 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Phys.org ^ | May 27, 2016 | Blanca Morel
    Centuries ago, a native Central American people terrified of a witch believed to live deep in the earth used to sacrifice children and young women to Nicaragua's Masaya volcano. Today, the crater southwest of the capital Managua is an international tourist magnet, where photo-snapping visitors scramble among sulfurous fumes to get views of its bubbling lava—a rare sight. The only volcanoes in the world to boast lakes of incandescent magma are Masaya, Hawaii's Kilauea and Nyiragongo in the Democratic Republic of Congo, explained a Nicaraguan geographer and environmentalist, Jaime Incer.
  • Anti-Trump Propaganda in Captain America May Issue (vanity)

    05/28/2016 10:00:56 AM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 24 replies
    Myself | 05/28/16 | myself
    I just pirated the latest-- err, uh, I mean-- I just read the latest Captain America, published in May, because I heard it was controversial. Red Skull gave a Donald Trump speech against Muslim refugees and illegal immigrants, and millions of Americans were responding to his message and becoming white supremacists who wear suicide vests. Then Captain America must have heard Trump's-- err, I mean-- Red Skull's speeches and decided he wanted to Make America Great Again and murdered a fellow Super Hero and declared "Trump 2016"-- no, he said "Hail Hydra." And actually, the plot has it that Steve...
  • Your very own 'Queen of the Skies': Boeing 747, sale on eBay with a starting bid of $300,000

    05/27/2016 4:25:17 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 39 replies
    daily mail ^ | 27 may 2016 | CHRIS KITCHING
    Virgin's first-ever Boeing 747, called Lady Penelope, was retired last year Lady Penelope had its first commercial flight in 1994 and served the Crawley-based airline, which was co-founded by Sir Richard Branson, for 21 years until its final flight from New York to London last September. ‘Based on the buyer's needs. We have all of the capabilities to disassemble and transport the plane in sections. ‘It is also possible to section out the plane out if you only require the fuselage, cockpit or the wings.’
  • ‘When you find my body, please call my husband,’ wrote dying hiker lost along the Appalachian Trail

    05/26/2016 1:18:25 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 179 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | 26 May 2016 | M Miller
    Geraldine Largay knew she was doomed. It had been two weeks since she left the Appalachian Trail to go to the bathroom and lost her way; two weeks since she had wandered deeper and deeper into the woods of northwest Maine in search of a cellphone signal to message for help; two weeks since she had pitched her tent underneath a copse of hemlock trees atop a ridge; two weeks since she was supposed to meet her husband, waiting for her in his SUV on Route 27. Largay’s food was running low. Her water, too. So the 66-year-old retired nurse...
  • VIDEO: Parody MERCILESSLY Mocks Liberal "Gay Captain America" Agenda!

    05/25/2016 5:16:38 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 15 replies
    There has been a major push lately to gay all the things (read Dear Hollywood: Stop Gaying All the Things, Especially Straight Characters…. Surely you’ve noticed. Speaking of penises in your face, the latest move for the Gaystapo is heterosexual appropriation; that is taking a heterosexual character and turning him/her homo. Currently in the gaydar’s sights? Captain America. Yes, THAT Captain America. Well, we figured if the left wants to see Steve Rogers all gayed up, who are we to deny them said wish? VIDEO AT LINK OR HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9JEBlfGZd4
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    05/25/2016 4:18:08 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 162 replies
    Last week I got to thinking about Sloppy Joe sandwiches, which I hadn't had in ages but loved when I was a kid. We decided to try making it from scratch, and settled on Chef John's recipe. It came out really good - I think I might add some jalapeno next time - but it doesn't really taste like the Sloppy Joe made from the canned sauce. I'm not sure what to do to it, to make it more like the childhood favorite (except buy a can of sauce ;-) and I'm wondering if anyone else has made it. Here's...
  • Man demonstrates low-tech drone warfare with mid-air capture

    05/25/2016 2:16:01 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    UPI ^ | 23 May 2016 | Ben Hooper
    MONTREAL, May 23 (UPI) -- A Quebec man took "drone warfare" to a new low-tech extreme by showing his method for using a quadcopter to snatch another drone out of the sky. Drone enthusiast David Freiheit, who previously used drones to herd sheep and (unsuccessfully) make tea for his wife, posted a video to YouTube showing his low-tech method for using a drone to capture another drone in mid-flight. Freiheit explains in the video that he pulled off the "Internet first" by using four strings attached to the skids of the attacking drone. The attacking drone then flies above its...
  • Heckler & Koch introduces the SP5K pistol

    05/24/2016 8:41:56 AM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 34 replies
    Heckler & Koch will launch the new SP5K semi-automatic pistol (civilian sporting pistol)—which matches the look and feel of the iconic MP5K submachine gun—at the 2016 NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits in Louisville, Ky.
  • Gun Control Advocate Rachel Maddow Says “Shooting is Fun”

    05/22/2016 7:30:57 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    aim.com ^ | 5-18-16 | Don Irvine
    MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow, an admitted gun control advocate, shocked her fellow liberals this week when she told CBS News’ Rita Braver that she thinks “shooting is fun.” Braver accompanied Maddow to a gun range, where she watched Maddow shoot a few rounds. Maddow: This is a beautiful gun. Braver: So maybe you wouldn’t expect the woman wielding the Colt .45 pistol or the AR-15 rifle to be unabashedly left-leaning Rachel Maddow. Maddow: Like, I’m a real liberal, even on, like, gun safety and gun control issues. That said, I think that shooting is fun, and I think that shooting...
  • I have a MAJOR announcement to share with y’all…

    05/21/2016 12:36:34 PM PDT · by Java4Jay · 67 replies
    Written by Allen West on May 21, 2016 : on this day I am honored to say I have been elected for a three-year term to the NRA Board of Directors.