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  • Agnotology

    10/18/2017 2:37:01 AM PDT · by Fhios · 12 replies
    various ^ | 10/17/2018 | unknown
    In my current job, I'm constantly trying to figure out when the next thing I don't know that I don't know is going to bite me in the butt and cause me to have to rework my code. I've been working on a certain project for nearly a year, and still find out things that people have neglected to tell me, or are just considered tribal knowledge and everyone assumes you just "know", or is buried in the code (that I have to replicate in another language). It's not malicious, it's just how it is here, but it's incredibly frustrating....
  • Pediatrician: Here’s what really happens when children ‘transition’

    10/17/2017 7:43:59 PM PDT · by TBP · 11 replies
    The Glenn Beck Program ^ | October 17, 2017 | Glenn Beck
    It’s one thing when adults experiencing gender dysphoria decide to “transition” to live as the other gender through hormone treatments, operations and makeovers. But what happens when kids say they’re transgender and think they’re ready for hormones that will disrupt their normal growth? Michelle Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians, spent 17 years as a general pediatrician with a focus on child behavioral health. She talked about gender dysphoria on today’s show to explain what being dosed with hormones does to kids who aren’t old enough to know their own minds yet. Schools are starting to teach students...
  • How E-Commerce Can Actually Create More, Better-Paying Jobs and Boosts Productivity

    10/09/2017 9:47:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    Equities ^ | October 9, 2017 | Guild Investment Management
    After strong stock-market performance in the year to date, several big U.S. tech firms have begun to receive some negative attention from the public, as well as from regulators and politicians. Alphabet (GOOG) and Facebook (FB) have gotten the most scrutiny, with European regulators leveling accusations of unfair search advantages against GOOG, and U.S. lawmakers drawing FB into the controversy surrounding alleged Russian efforts to influence the outcome of last year’s election. Amazon (AMZN) has not been above the fray. The company’s recent acquisition of Whole Foods Market led to a few muted pieces of press coverage that mentioned “antitrust,”...
  • Christopher Columbus Deserves His Holiday

    10/09/2017 7:23:27 AM PDT · by DWW1990 · 22 replies
    Trevor Grant Thomas.com ^ | 10/9/2017 | Trevor Grant Thomas
    One of the most skilled mariners of his day, Christopher Columbus not only knew that the earth was a sphere, but was also extremely capable in all of the known science required to navigate an ocean. In addition, Columbus was a devoted Christian who was known to be a man of prayer and a serious student of God’s Word. Born in late 1451 to Domenico Colombo, a poor to middle-class wool weaver, and Susanna Fontanarossa, at a young age Cristoforo (Italian for “Christ-bearer”) Colombo showed intelligence, drive, and a distinct impression of God at work in his life. As Columbus...
  • Send your name to Mars on the next NASA mission with just a few clicks

    10/05/2017 2:43:49 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies
    abc30.com ^ | Tuesday, October 03, 2017 01:40PM | James W Jakobs
    Send your name to a planet, far, far away - for free!
  • Could StarTram Revolutionize Space Travel?

    10/03/2017 10:07:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Real Clear Science ^ | October 3, 2017 | Ross Pomeroy
    While stuck in traffic in 1961, James Powell, a young researcher at Brookhaven National Laboratory came up with the idea of using powerful magnets to lift and propel massive passenger-carrying cars. Over the next seven years, he and his colleague Gordon Danby spent their spare time piecing together a concept. They obtained a patent for the breakthrough in 1968. Powell and Danby's magnetic levitation, or maglev, technology must have seemed like magic back then, but it is now being used to move large trains at speeds up to 375 miles per hour! Not content to rest on this sole accomplishment,...
  • Senate Approves Legislation to Get Self-Driving Cars On U.S. Roads

    10/01/2017 8:16:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 101 replies
    Futurism ^ | October 1, 2017 | Claudia Geib
    The Senate has agreed to pass legislation lifting regulations on manufacturers of self-driving cars. Full details will be announced the first week of October, but it's expected the bill will cover safety and manufacturing regulations as well as driver protection. Paving the Way United States roadways are one step closer to being traversed by driverless cars: on September 30, the Senate announced that it had reached an agreement to lift some of the regulations on manufacturers that made it harder to get self-driving cars on the road. “While this Senate self-driving vehicle legislation still has room for further changes,...
  • New Scientific Evidence That Climate Change Is Not Only Occurring On Earth But On Pluto And Mars.

    10/01/2017 3:52:13 PM PDT · by davikkm · 46 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    The debate on man-made climate change on planet Earth has ignited to a fever-pitch. It is hard to believe the science guy, Bill Nye, is open to jail time for climate change dissenters. Yes, it has gone that far. But it has gotten much worse than what Bill Nye said. The following has totally shocked me: https://www.cato.org/blog/sen-whitehouse-bring-rico-charges-against-climate-wrongthink QUOTE Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) urges the U.S. Department of Justice to consider filing a racketeering suit against the oil and coal industries for having promoted wrongful thinking on climate change, with the activities of “conservative policy” groups an apparent target of the...
  • US Navy launches UUVRON, its first squadron of drones for 'undersea combat'

    10/01/2017 3:17:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 1, 2017 | Immanuel Jotham
    The US Navy has launched its first ever squadron of unmanned undersea vehicles to assist them in battle. The Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Squadron (UUVRON) will likely be the first of many military units to make use of robots under the sea, according to reports. While there is a fleet of underwater robots put to use by the Navy, they serve a scientific, survey purpose and are operated by the Military Sealift Command for the Naval Oceanographic Office. UUVRON 1 will take on different duties that include a supportive role with US Navy warships and submarines. According to a Discovery magazine...
  • Graphene and other carbon nanomaterials can replace scarce metals

    09/30/2017 9:41:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Phys Org ^ | September 19, 2017
    Scarce metals are found in a wide range of everyday objects around us. They are complicated to extract, difficult to recycle and so rare that several of them have become "conflict minerals" which can promote conflicts and oppression. A survey at Chalmers University of Technology now shows that there are potential technology-based solutions that can replace many of the metals with carbon nanomaterials, such as graphene. They can be found in your computer, in your mobile phone, in almost all other electronic equipment and in many of the plastics around you. Society is highly dependent on scarce metals, and this...
  • Modern humans emerged more than 300,000 years ago new study suggests

    09/29/2017 8:22:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | September 28, 2017 | Uppsala University
    A genomic analysis of ancient human remains from KwaZulu-Natal revealed that southern Africa has an important role to play in writing the history of humankind. A research team from Uppsala University, Sweden, the Universities of Johannesburg and the Witwatersrand, South Africa, presents their results in the September 28th early online issue of Science. The team sequenced the genomes of seven individuals who lived in southern Africa 2300-300 years ago. The three oldest individuals dating to 2300-1800 years ago were genetically related to the descendants of the southern Khoe-San groups, and the four younger individuals who lived 500-300 years ago were...
  • American University Unveils New Degree: Marijuana Chemistry

    09/26/2017 7:10:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    big think ^ | September 26, 2017 | Stephen Johnson
    Northern Michigan University is offering students the chance to major in a new program called medicinal plant chemistry — marijuana analysis, basically. The program is the first of its kind at a four-year university in the U.S., according to CBS Detroit. Students will take classes in chemistry, plant biology and business entrepreneurship, and the program will also feature a capstone “research experience” involving “experimental horticulture and instrumental analysis of natural products.” As far as hands-on experience? “We’re not going to be actually growing anything on campus,” said Brandon Canfield, associate chemistry professor at Northern Michigan University, to CBS Detroit. “Maybe...
  • See Through Suppressor in Super Slow Motion (110,000 fps)

    09/25/2017 7:29:44 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 1 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/24/17 | Smarter Every Day
    Super Slo-Mo video analysis gas restriction in a set of see-thru suppressors.Video Here
  • Was Irma Weaponized? A Follow Up

    09/23/2017 9:05:39 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 37 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/23/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    "Up to Florida" said a tree removal expert from VT, as he told me to look-up a video showing how the ocean had disappeared and the seabed was exposed in Bermuda when Super Storm Irma hit that island chain. When I said I didn't understand what he meant, the repairman said, "Look on the internet for the video of the boy in Bermuda walking out on his dock and looking down (to see) no ocean, no water…the ocean was gone!" Another video has an accompanying text that says "Ocean Floor Off Bahamas Exposed as Hurricane Irma" slams the island location....
  • Don Lemon to Nye: Is U.S. 'Doing Enough' to Address 'Root Cause' of Hurricanes?

    09/21/2017 2:27:45 PM PDT · by kevcol · 57 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | September 21, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    During coverage of Hurricane Maria, Lemon took a break to bring on Bill Nye on the September 20 show, shortly before midnight. He immediately asked the former television show host and engineer if there was “a scientific explanation” for “why” there’s been “so many powerful storms this year.” Nye responded dutifully that it was climate change, of course:
  • TP-Link Router offers plentiful features and good range

    09/17/2017 9:24:04 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/17/17 | Jim Bray
    If your home is plagued by Wi-Fi dropouts and other router issues, you may want to think about an upgrade, perhaps to one that offers multiple bands to up your choices and, with luck, performance. Hence TP-Link's AC5400 Wireless Tri-Band MU-MIMO, also known as the Archer C5400 Gigabit Router. This sucker offers a total of six distinct networks, kind of: 1 x 2.4 GHz, and 2 x 5 GHz, with all three options available for both regular use or as specially noted "Guest" networks, so you won't get in trouble for some overnight interloper's porn downloads. Or whatever your issue...
  • Rods from God?

    09/13/2017 9:04:35 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 71 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 9/13/17 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Was the top secret space coast launch late this past week really carrying components of "Rods from God," the nickname of a doomsday weapon known as "Project Thor" that can rain hell on North Korea in an attack traveling at Mach Ten? In an exclusive feature, the National ENQUIRER describes America's possible deployment of satellite arsenals of tungsten, non-nuclear rods the size of telephone poles, "the equivalent of a meteor crashing into the Earth's crust." The tabloid explains that deployment of this weaponry by the US military awaits only the President's "GO" order. "Unlike a nuclear weapon, the Rods from...
  • VIDEO: Solar Killshot Aimed At Mars, Venus, Mercury | Level 3 Proton Storm

    09/11/2017 9:16:06 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 22 replies
    Headline of the Day ^ | Sep 10, 2017
  • When Was Jesus Christ Born? The Bible Says September 11th - The Feast of Trumpets

    09/11/2017 8:05:21 AM PDT · by Sontagged · 103 replies
    Goodness of God Ministries ^ | December 22, 2011 | Goodness of God Ministries
    The birth of Jesus Christ is the one of the most significant events in all of history and when we understand the truths regarding the true date of his birth it will thrill and inspire your heart. Tradition has made December 25th the birthday of Jesus. but the Bible clearly reveals he was not born on that day. It was not until the 4th century after Christ that December 25th began to be celebrated as the day of ChristÂ’s birth. It was the old pagan holiday celebrating the winter solstice and the birth of the sun god and celebrated when...
  • POLL: Is Man-made Global Warming causing an increase in hurricane frequency and strength?

    09/09/2017 11:27:19 AM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 44 replies
    Is Man-made Global Warming causing an increase in hurricane frequency and strength? Yes No I'm not sure