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  • shortwave trading | part i | the west chicago tower mystery

    01/20/2019 11:52:15 AM PST · by fulltlt · 12 replies
    SNIPER IN MAHWAH & FRIENDS ^ | May 7, 2018 | Bob Van Valzah
    Since 2014 this blog has extensively covered the wireless networks built by high-frequency trading (HFT) firms or network providers to reduce latencies between the different exchanges around the world (market makers need fast connectivity to manage risk, news traders also need to be fast, etc.). This epic investigation on microwave, which started with HFT in my backyard, will be fully reported in a book I’m currently writing (in French for now). As I’m quite busy with this writing (and other/more interesting matters about market structure), I didn’t really have the time to check out what I have been hearing about...
  • Britain’s First Multi-Generational Transgender Family Reveal 5-Year-Old “Transitioning”

    01/19/2019 5:00:11 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Activist Mommy ^ | January 16, 2019 | Activist Mommy
    The 5-year-old stepson of a British woman who lives as a man, with the child’s mother, is now “transitioning” to a girl, the couple has revealed. They also complain that they’ve suffered “insults” at the hands of people online and their neighbors, and they’ve also been reported to social services. What, exactly, these insults are was not specified in an article covering the couple on Heart. They’re adamant, however, that they’re not responsible for the child’s gender confusion and that the “transition” is what’s best:
  • Would a wiretap cause a phone to oscillate ~ Vanity

    01/17/2019 3:58:54 PM PST · by GraceG · 37 replies
    Just listened to John Solomon ( man who is doing a lot of real journalism exposing the Obama wiretapping of Trump and exposing the FISA court abuse by Obama. ). John's phone seemed to be fading out in a periodically consistent manner. Even after the producer of Mark Levin's show called him again to try to "get a better connection" the same sort of phenomenon occurred. It did sound like a landline call, versus a cell phone call, which you can hear the difference given how the phone system works when it clips the high and low frequency noises off...
  • Robert the Bruce and Bugs

    01/16/2019 9:51:24 AM PST · by Thistooshallpass9 · 7 replies
    The Sun Also Rises ^ | 16 January 2019
    On this episode, we take a look at a memorable lesson from Scotland's Robert the Bruce... and some buzzing, winged, armored and leggy aspects of the natural world. We put them under the magnifying glass and consider a few lessons we can learn from them.
  • Video Meant to Embarrass Ocasio-Cortez Wins Her Fans(barf)

    01/11/2019 8:05:33 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 38 replies
    Newser ^ | 1/5/19 | Arden Dier
    "In the future, every politician will have a mildly-to-extremely embarrassing video of themselves unearthed from their past, on the internet," writes Samantha Cole at Motherboard, arguing "it's part of the territory of growing up online." Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should know: While the Democratic congresswoman from New York was sworn in Thursday, she was also going viral, thanks to an edited clip from a 2010 YouTube video showing Boston University students dancing to "Lisztomania" by Phoenix (apparently inspired by this Brat Pack mash-up). "Here is America's favorite commie know-it-all acting like the clueless nitwit she is," AnonymousQ1776 wrote in sharing the clip...
  • 21 Surprising Statistics That Reveal How Much Stuff We Actually Own

    01/11/2019 7:07:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Becoming Minimalist ^ | 01/10/2019 | JOSHUA BECKER ·
    Most of us know we own too much stuff. We feel the weight and burden of our clutter. We tire of cleaning and managing and organizing. Our toy rooms are messy, our drawers don’t close, and our closets are filled from top to bottom. The evidence of clutter is all around us.Today, increasing data is being collected about our homes, our shopping habits, and our spending. The research is confirming our observation: we own too much stuff. And it is robbing us of life.Here are 21 surprising statistics about our clutter that help us understand how big of a problem...
  • Give your mind a workout -- what we already know about time travel

    01/07/2019 3:35:22 PM PST · by Peter ODonnell · 53 replies
    original to FR | Jan 7, 2019 | Peter O'Donnell
    Time travel -- it is of course a subject central to science fiction. Most of us probably believe it might one day become possible. It does not seem to be that close to becoming a reality. There are, apparently, laboratory experiments with mysterious sub-atomic particles that demonstrate the existence of time travel on a limited basis. But as to human beings getting into a time machine and ending up in their future or past, we don't have anything like that available. But we do already know some things about time travel, from what we can observe around us. (1) If...
  • Pelosi: Calling Trump ‘Mother-******’ No ‘Big Deal;’ Doesn’t ‘Have Impact on Peoples’ Lives’

    01/04/2019 10:33:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 117 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | January 4, 2019 | 12:31 PM EST | Craig Bannister
    It’s no big deal that her colleague, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) called President Donald Trump a “mother-******,” House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told an MSNBC town hall on Friday. Thursday, on her first day on the job, Rep. Tlaib declared, “We’re gonna go in and impeach the mother******!” Asked to comment on the vulgar remark, Pelosi invoked “freedom of speech” — and said people shouldn’t make a big deal of it:“That’s freedom of speech on an individual member. As I said, generationally, that would not be language that I would use. But, nonetheless, I don’t think we should make...
  • Trump’s wall not happening, Mexican psychic foretells

    01/04/2019 8:53:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Politiko ^ | January 5, 2019 | Agence France-Presse
    <p>Brace yourselves, America: the US government shut-down that has dragged on for two weeks could last a lot longer — possibly forever — if a Mexican psychic’s predictions come true.</p> <p>As Donald Trump said Friday he was prepared to keep the partial shut-down going for as long as it takes to get funding for his border wall, Antonio Vazquez — better known as “The Grand Warlock” — said in his annual predictions on the year ahead that the US president would not get funding for the wall in 2019, or ever.</p>
  • Waco PD Possibly Caught in a Lie – The Truth behind Twin Peaks Shootout is coming to a head.

    01/04/2019 8:06:53 PM PST · by Elderberry · 12 replies
    Harley Liberty ^ | January 4, 2019
    Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer F. Clinton Broden of the Dallas based criminal defense firm Broden, Mickelsen, Helms & Snipes LLP obtained a copy of the search warrants issued on July 12, 2015 to search the mobile phones of the Waco bikers, including the mobile phone of his client (Matthew Clendennen), which were seized during their arrests on May 17, 2015. The Waco police department’s affidavits requesting these search warrants, like the criminal complaints used to arrest the 177 bikers in this case, were simply “fill in the name” documents without any individual probable cause. Broden noted that the search warrant...
  • FR Folk: Is Google Chrome crashing for you today?

    01/04/2019 12:04:30 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 35 replies
    01/48/19 | Righttackle 44
    Freeper friends and folk, is Chrome crashing for you today? I can't get a response for google, gargle, or whatever they're called.
  • Taiwanese Police Arrest Miner Accused of Stealing Millions in Power

    01/02/2019 10:47:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Bitcoin ^ | December 29, 2018 | Samuel Haig
    A man with the Surname of Yang has been accused of stealing 100 million Taiwanese dollars (nearly $3.25 million) worth of electricity to mine cryptocurrencies. Yang is suspected of stealing power from 17 different stores in Northern Taiwan to fuel his mining operations. According to local reports, a Taiwanese man has been taken into custody for allegedly more than $3 million worth of electric power to mine BTC and ETH. Yang is accused of renting internet cafes or toy stores located on the first floor of a building, before hiring electricians to rewire the power supply to the premises in...
  • Kanye Is Back On That Deranged $#*+ With Trump!!

    01/02/2019 9:04:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Hypefresh ^ | January 2, 2019
    It seems like Kanye’s deranged behavior is here to stay in 2019. Through 2018, Kanye had alot of ups and downs in his personal life. The rapper has seemed to have fallen from stardom due to his outspoken personality and random outburst. Because of his actions he has lost the respect of the peers in the world of music. It seems as though his arrogance continues to grow and rubbed people throughout the year. It even went as for to typical Kanye finding ways to piss people off at Cher opening. Most of the animosity has come by way of...
  • My Open Letter to Richard Cranium AKA Romney

    01/02/2019 6:16:24 PM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 15 replies
    Dear Dick, We are done with you and your ilk, which is far and wide! We know you think you are better than the rest of us but you just aint! The reason Trump has blasted your asses non stop out of the water is because he keeps calling you out on your hypocrisy, we on the true right are also calling out everyone on the hypocrisy. Mitt we don't care a rats ass what you think! You are just one of them, we know you will fail, you have become the last gasp of the new world order, TWIT!
  • Shutdown stories

    12/26/2018 8:26:26 AM PST · by fulltlt · 19 replies
    WLS | 12/26/2018 | Chris Plant
    Driving around this morning listening to WLS with Chris Plant. He is telling shutdown stories with the background music from Ken Burns Civil War documentary playing.
  • Happy Birthday, Christmas (and near-Christmas) Babies!

    12/24/2018 5:27:17 AM PST · by KosmicKitty · 36 replies
    I think I'll blame my parents | 12/24/2018 | Kosmic Kitty
    A most Happy Birthday to all the Christmas, and near Christmas, babies in Freeperland. Today I am celebrating the 21st anniversary of my 39th birthday. And as I have heard all my life, Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas.
  • What Would You Do With an Extra $2 Billion? This Startup Is Handing It Out to Employees

    12/22/2018 5:48:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Inc. ^ | December 22, 2018 | Minda Zetlin
    What would you do with an extra $1.3 million? The 1,500 employees of e-cigarette maker Juul are going to get the chance to answer that question. Although the company has made no public announcement, insiders told CNBC that the company had received a one-time dividend payment of $2 billion as part of an investment deal with Altria (the parent company of Philip Morris), which is spending $12.8 billion to buy 35 percent of Juul's shares. The sources inside Juul, who remain anonymous, say that the company decided to divide that bonus among its employees. It's a brilliant, brilliant move. To...
  • Acosta Reveals Trump Wall Plan (satire)

    12/21/2018 7:17:28 PM PST · by Ubetterubet129 · 5 replies
    Randy Hall Blog ^ | 12/2118 | Randy Hall
    JUAREZ, MEXICO (AIP) - CNN's Jim Acosta, in a stunning exclusive, has learned that President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, working alone and in secret and late at night, have laid more than 270 miles of a border fence between the United States and Mexico.
  • Spook Nation: China's internal spying is propagating world-wide

    12/20/2018 12:37:44 AM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 10 replies
    Freep | 12/20/2018 | Charles O'Connell
    The Chinese government is poised to become the worldwide spymaster, intimately regulating the daily activities and even the thoughts of all people worldwide. Worldwide spook mastery appears to be the true vocation of the Chinese people.A national precedent was in the Iraq of Sadaam Hussein, where such an extensive system of involuntary spying that up to 60% of the population had been shanghied into spying on all the rest.China has long employed “block grannies” to monitor the activities of every citizen. Aided by Silicon Valley Orwellian high-tech, the Chinese government is engaged in a program of monitoring the details of...
  • Napolitano on Trump’s Cohen Defense: ‘No Rational Person’ Could Claim Exoneration

    12/13/2018 7:13:35 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 27 replies ^ | Dec 12, 2018 | Wayne Dupree
    The attacks on President Trump and us from Fox News never stop. Here's what Wayne Dupree has posted. "I cannot stand to listen to Napolitano. He only has something positive to say about Trump on the 5th Tuesday of every month ending in the letter “D”. It seems ever since Judge Andrew Napolitano got suspended from Fox News, he has been unhinged about President Trump. They must have something pretty bad hanging over him for him to be doing this day in and day out." Dupree quotes former (night session small New Jersey town traffic court" Judge Andrew Napolitano on...