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  • Wisconsin Confirms Foxconn’s Taxpayer-Backed LCD ‘Factory’ Isn’t Real: It was a giant scam all along...

    10/22/2020 8:17:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    USSA News ^ | 10/22/2020 | Tyler Durden
    Days before the State of Wisconsin denied Foxconn's request for state tax credits - in the form of direct payments from the state to Foxconn's bank account - related to the "factory" built by the world's largest contract tech manufacturer in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. The project was announced shortly after President Trump's upset election victory, but quickly ran aground as reporters complained that the facility being built by Foxconn bore little resemblance to the enormous Gen 10.5 LCD factory the company had promised. In fact, the factory isn't even big enough to serve as a smaller Gen 6 LCD...
  • Sweden Bans Huawei, ZTE From Upcoming 5G Networks

    10/20/2020 8:58:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    STOCKHOLM—Sweden on Tuesday banned on security grounds the use of telecom equipment from China’s Huawei and ZTE in its 5G network ahead of a spectrum auction scheduled for next month, joining other European nations that have restricted the role of Chinese suppliers.The Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) said the setting of the licence conditions followed assessments by the Swedish Armed Forces and security service, which called China “one of the biggest threats against Sweden”.European governments have been tightening controls on Chinese companies building 5G networks, following diplomatic pressure from Washington, which alleges Huawei equipment could be used by...
  • Improved Voting Machine Will Ask If A Celebrity Told You To Vote So It Can Immediately Discard Your Ballot

    10/15/2020 5:50:43 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Babylon Bee ^ | October 13, 2020 | The Babylon Bee
    COLUMBUS, OH—In response to growing concerns over celebrity election meddling, several states have introduced voting machines with new technology that will immediately discard your ballot if it determines you are voting because a celebrity told you to. "We are extremely concerned about celebrity influence in this election," said Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose. "According to several authoritative studies, celebrities are literally the worst. We can't allow our future to be determined by celebrities or anyone insane enough to listen to them." Polls have shown that there are actually a few people out there who rely on celebrities like Mark...
  • Sharpening the U.S. Military’s Edge: Critical Steps for the Next Administration [Defeating the CCP threat]

    10/12/2020 6:39:04 AM PDT · by AndyJackson · 17 replies
    Center for New American Security ^ | JULY 13, 2020 | Michčle Flournoy and Gabrielle Chefitz
    Read full article at CNAS Some highlights: The U.S. military is at a high-stakes inflection point: it must take a series of much bigger and bolder steps to keep its military-technological edge over great power competitors such as China, or it could lose that edge within the decade... this conceptual shift toward great power competition has not been matched by a requisite re-alignment of concepts, culture, and service programs and budgets. The DoD is talking a far better game than it is actually playing. The proverbial clock is ticking, and while the Pentagon and Congress continue to make changes largely...
  • DEF CON 27, Wireless Village, Kent Britain’s (WA5VJB) ‘Antennas For Surveillance’

    10/11/2020 11:26:40 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 11 replies
    Defcon 2019 ^ | December 21, 2019 | Marc Handelman
    An overview of the antennas used for surveillance.
  • Clear Evidence of Collusion’ Between Huawei, CCP, Says UK Report by British defense committee

    10/08/2020 8:34:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 10/08/2020 | Mary Clark
    The British defense committee reported on Oct. 8 that there’s “clear evidence of collusion between Huawei and the Chinese state” and urged the government to urgently remove Huawei’s equipment from the country’s telecommunications infrastructure by 2025. In July, Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered that Huawei be purged from Britain’s 5G networks by 2027 amid fears of spying and sabotage, and following tough U.S. sanctions against the company affecting its supply of up-to-date chips. The defense committee report, however, states that the purging should be done years earlier even if it involves recompense for current operators. “The Government should take necessary...
  • Dark Skies: Space Expansionism, Planetary Geopolitics, and the Ends of Humanity: A Review

    10/05/2020 2:31:36 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Centauri Dreams ^ | 10/2/2020 | PAUL GILSTER
    While we often discuss expansion into the Solar System as a step leading to interstellar flight, the movement into space has its dark side, as author Daniel Deudney argues in a new book. As Kenneth Roy points out in the review that follows, it behooves everyone involved in space studies to understand what the counter-arguments are. Ken is a newly retired professional engineer who is currently living amidst, as he puts it, “the relics of the Manhattan Project in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.” His professional career involved working for various Department of Energy (DOE) contractors in the fields of fire protection...
  • Open Source Amateur Radio Satellite and Microwave - October 2020 SBMS

    10/04/2020 3:02:23 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 21 replies
    Open Research Institute, Inc. ^ | 10/04/2020 | Michelle Thompson
    Open source RF hardware has been under development for several years, a boon for ham radio operators and academics. Open Research Institute anticipates that the Commerce Department will find that these technologies are unrestricted under the carve-out for open source in the EAR.
  • The Chinese Academy of Sciences Pledges to Develop Core Technologies—Is This a Joke?

    09/30/2020 8:34:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 09/30/2020 | Huidong Zhang
    At a press conference held by ChinaÂ’s State Council Information Office on Sept. 16, Bai Chunli, the president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), stated that in dealing with pressure from high-tech companies from the United States, CAS will strengthen its research on supercomputing systems and key materials in the next 10 years to help solve critical problems in these areas. But this sounds like a joke, as CAS is surrounded by scandals, driven by politics, and controlled by the Chinese regime.BaiÂ’s statement coincides with the strictest ban by the United States of supplying chips to Huawei. As such,...
  • China’s 5G Tech Won’t Save Economy, Regime’s Former Finance Minister Says

    09/28/2020 8:51:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 09/28/2020 | Frank Yue
    China’s former finance minister Lou Jiwei warned in a recent speech that China’s “immature” 5G technology is likely to become a failed investment.In recent weeks, Chinese leader Xi Jinping has emphasized the need for the country’s economy to develop an “internal circulation system—in other words, having domestic sectors produce all the goods for Chinese consumption, from raw materials to manufacturing.The economy should “create a new development pattern where domestic and foreign markets can boost each other, with the domestic market as the mainstay,” Xi had said.But Lou said that China’s 5G innovations—heavily subsidized by Beijing—could become a “blockage point”...
  • Why seniors should not have computers!

    09/26/2020 7:53:05 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 130 replies
    email from friend | 9/26/2020 | unknown
    Documented conversations between Tech Support staff and (technologically impaired) seniors.... Tech support: What kind of computer do you have? Customer: A white one... Tech support: Click on the 'my computer' icon on to the left of the screen. Customer: Your left or my left? ************************ Customer: Hi, good afternoon, this is Martha, I can't print. Every time I try, it says 'can’t find printer’. I've even lifted the printer and placed it in front of the monitor, but the computer still says he can't find it.. ************************* Customer: My keyboard is not working anymore. Tech support: Are you sure it's...
  • Free and cheap ham radio projects list by WA5VJB

    09/22/2020 7:09:20 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 19 replies
    WA5VJB.com ^ | n/a | Kent Britain
    Free and cheap ham radio projects list by WA5VJB
  • Scientists Combat Anti-Semitism With Artificial Intelligence

    09/21/2020 12:35:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    KOB4 ^ | September 21, 2020 | Kristen Grieshaber
    An international team of scientists said Monday it had joined forces to combat the spread of anti-Semitism online with the help of artificial intelligence. The project Decoding Anti-Semitism includes discourse analysts, computational linguists and historians who will develop a "highly complex, AI-driven approach to identifying online anti-Semitism," the Alfred Landecker Foundation, which supports the project, said in a statement Monday. "In order to prevent more and more users from becoming radicalized on the web, it is important to identify the real dimensions of anti-Semitism - also taking into account the implicit forms that might become more explicit over time," said...
  • Ham / GMRS 400-1000mhz PC board antenna PCB LDPA

    09/09/2020 9:53:51 AM PDT · by tbw2 · 21 replies
    SurvivalComms Youtube Channel ^ | Jul 29, 2016 | SurvivalComms
    Short video describing an antenna etched on a printed circuit board. Antenna design is a log periodic dipole array that covers 400mhz - 1 ghz. Antenna is lightweight and packable and exhibits excellent real world performance for it's size and weight. Please check them out : http://www.wa5vjb.com/
  • DEFCON27 Wireless Village - Kent Britain - Antennas for Surveillance

    09/08/2020 8:11:01 PM PDT · by tbw2 · 3 replies
    Defcon 2019 ^ | Defcon 2019
    Care and feeding of Software Defined Radios (used in surveillance) We will cover the various kinds of antennas available to optimized your SDR radio for different types of spectrum monitoring. We will also explain why RF filters are necessary on most SDR's and when Low Noise Amplifiers help, and when Low Noise Amplifiers hurt reception.
  • First-of-a-kind electronic skin mimics human pain response

    09/08/2020 5:14:33 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 6 replies
    newatlas ^ | 9/6/20 | Nick Lavars
    Electronic skins that perform the same sensory functions as human skin could mean big things for the fields of robotics and medical devices, and scientists are not solely focused on just the pleasant ones. Researchers in Australia have succeeded in developing an artificial skin that responds to painful stimuli in the same way real skin does, which they see as an important step towards intelligent machines and prosthetics. It mightn’t seem like the most practical of goals, but researchers have been working to develop electronic skins that allow robots and prostheses to feel pain for quite some time. These technologies...
  • structuralism vs functionalism in the science vs religion dichotomy

    09/08/2020 11:24:53 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 8 replies
    Peter Kreeft, a philosophy prof at Boston College, has the charism of talking across normally impenetrable borders, so, he's a Christian who talks to Atheists, and respects them. He's criticizing George Lucas' 'Star Wars' philosophy. This is at a podcast at http://peterkreeft.com/audio/44_star-wars/peter-kreeft_star-wars.mp3 queued to about 23:05. He's talking about classifying magic, technology, religion and science, in terms of either a structuralist or a functionalist, a static or a dynamic perspective. The ordering of the list of 4 things above is an attempt to be agnostic about which of the 4 things are put into pairs.A standard, static-structuralist arrangement is for...
  • Bokhari: Everything You Post Online Will Be Scanned by ‘Hate Speech Algorithms’

    09/06/2020 6:30:58 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9/5/20 | breitbart tech
    Breitbart News technology reporter Allum Bokhari appeared on the Liz Callaway show on TALK 94.5 FM WTKN last week, to discuss revelations in his upcoming book, #DELETED: Big Tech’s Battle to Erase The Trump Movement and Steal The Election, which features interviews with insiders from Google, Facebook, and other companies. A source close to Google and other tech giants has said that the book, which lifts the lid on Big Tech’s four-year plot to undermine the Trump movement and influence the election, will “shake the foundations of Silicon Valley.” “The things I’ve heard from my sources inside Silicon Valley is...
  • Reimagining Retail Tech: Customer Experiences, Designed for a Post-COVID World

    08/27/2020 3:08:55 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 7 replies
    Commercial Integrator ^ | August 26, 2020 | Jaime Bettencourt
    With COVID here to stay, at least for the near term, retailers are reevaluating their digital strategies and in-store experiences—and that means more than rolling out new safety protocols. Brands and retailers must take a holistic approach to design relevant, safe, and enjoyable retail tech solutions that reflect consumers’ preferences and behaviors. The phrase “new normal” is overused but spot-on: COVID has accelerated changes in consumer shopping behavior, and those changes aren’t going anywhere. According to McKinsey research, the pandemic has contributed to a surge in e-commerce, a decline in discretionary spending, and a preference for trusted brands. These trends...
  • Nano-diamond self-charging batteries could disrupt energy as we know it

    08/25/2020 6:44:53 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 123 replies
    New Atlas ^ | August 25, 2020 | Loz Blain
    Nano-diamond self-charging batteries could disrupt energy as we know it Here shown as a small, circuit board mounted design, the nano diamond battery has the potential to totally upend the energy equation since it never needs charging and lasts many, many years NDB California company NDB says its nano-diamond batteries will absolutely upend the energy equation, acting like tiny nuclear generators. They will blow any energy density comparison out of the water, lasting anywhere from a decade to 28,000 years without ever needing a charge. They will offer higher power density than lithium-ion. They will be nigh-on indestructible and...