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  • NASA, Northrop Grumman Postpone Space Station Cargo Ship Launch to Saturday

    11/16/2018 7:26:24 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    Space.com ^ | November 15, 2018 02:52pm ET | Tariq Malik,
    NASA and Northrop Grumman have postponed the launch of an Antares rocket carrying fresh supplies for the International Space Station for 24 hours due to bad weather. The launch will now lift off early Saturday, Nov. 17, NASA officials said. The Antares rocket and its payload, an uncrewed Cygnus cargo ship also built by Northrop Grumman, were originally scheduled to launch to the station today (Nov. 14) from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Virginia, but severe weather from storms along the U.S. East Coast prompted a delay to Friday. That same dismal weather forecast led mission managers to...
  • Comcast fires ten-year employee in Philadelphia after petition 'exposes him as a Proud Boy...

    11/15/2018 12:43:04 PM PST · by Morgana · 87 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | November 15, 2018 | Marlene Lenthang For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Comcast fires ten-year employee in Philadelphia after petition 'exposes him as a Proud Boy who flashed a white power sign while in his work uniform' Comcast has fired a long-time employee after he was outed as an alleged member of far-right group the Proud Boys. Andrew Kovalic was terminated on Wednesday from the cable company in Philadelphia following a petition, featuring a photo of him flashing the white power sign, demanding his removal. The petition, which collected more than 400 signatures, was created by Philadelphia-based nonprofit Media Mobilizing Project and addressed Comcast CEO Brian Roberts saying 'Comcast: Fire...
  • Additional Cuba Travel Sanctions Dampen Tourism Interest

    11/15/2018 12:43:00 PM PST · by Simon Green · 11 replies
    The Points Guy ^ | 11/15/18 | Katherine Fan
    The Trump Administration added 26 new names to a blacklist of Cuban tourist attractions that Americans no longer are allowed to visit. The sanctions are designed to direct ďeconomic activity away from the Cuban military,Ē according to a statement by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin last November. All 26 of the newly banned tourist attractions are owned by Cubaís military business conglomerate, GAESA, ranging from the new five-star Iberostar Grand Packard and Paseo del Prado hotels in Old Havana, to small beachfront shopping centers far away from the island nationís capital. American travelers are still allowed to visit Cuba, and the...
  • NFL moves Chiefs-Rams game from Mexico City to Los Angeles due to poor field conditions

    11/14/2018 1:59:19 PM PST · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.cbssports.com ^ | 11/13/2018 | by Sean Wagner-McGough
    The Chiefs and Rams will no longer meet in Mexico City. Due to concerns over the field conditions in Mexico City, the NFL has moved Monday night's game -- arguably the best game of the season -- from Estadio Azteca in Mexico City to the Coliseum in Los Angeles. In a statement, the league announced that the decision was made "in consultation with the NFLPA" after an inspection found that the field "does not meet NFL standards for playability and consistency and will not meet those standards by next Monday." "We have worked extensively with our partners at Estadio Azteca...
  • Grandfather, 57, is left fighting for his life after 'developing sepsis from biting his NAILS'

    11/14/2018 12:51:54 PM PST · by Red Badger · 39 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 10:18 EST, 23 October 2018 | By Stephen Matthews Assistant Health Editor For Mailonline
    Ricky Kennedy, from Dumbarton in Scotland, believes he is lucky to be alive He was given slim odds of surviving the terrifying ordeal with the 'silent killer' Sepsis strikes when an infection sparks a violent immune response in the body It is the leading cause of avoidable death in the UK, killing at least 44,000 a year A grandfather was left fighting for his life after developing sepsis from biting his nails. Ricky Kennedy says he is lucky to be alive after contracting the silent killer from nibbling his thumbnail down. The 57-year-old was given slim odds of surviving the...
  • The best tablets you can buy

    11/14/2018 12:08:02 PM PST · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    markets.businessinsider.com ^ | Nov. 14, 2018, 02:41 PM | Kyle Schurman,Malarie Gokey
    Tablets are ideal for kids, travelers, and professionals - it just depends on which one you buy. The best tablet for most people is Apple's 2018 9.7-inch iPad, but we've also included a number of other excellent tablets that are best for different uses. When I was a kid, and our family went on a long car ride, my parents would keep us entertained by making us play games like I Spy, Don't Hit Your Brother, and Who Can Stay Quietest the Longest. These days, though, kids are just as likely to have a tablet screen in the backseat, watching...
  • Pilots Say Boeing Didn't Tell Them About a Safety Feature Tied to a Deadly Crash

    11/13/2018 1:42:33 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration issued directives last week telling flight crews about the system, which is designed to provide extra protection against pilots losing control. That prompted aviators, unions and training departments to realize that none of the documentation for the Max aircraft included an explanation of the system, the union leaders said. ďWe donít like that we werenít notified,Ē Few details have been released about the underlying causes of the Lion Air crash Oct. 29 in the sea near Jakarta, but Indonesian investigators say that an erroneous sensor prompted the planeís computers to push the aircraft into...
  • Brexit Deal Done (maybe)

    11/13/2018 11:14:43 AM PST · by Tell It Right · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/13/2018 | Oliver JJ Lane
    A ďtechnical levelĒ Brexit deal has been struck between the United Kingdom and the European Union, Britainís state broadcaster reported Tuesday afternoon, leading Prime Minister Theresa May to summon her cabinet to Downing Street to buy into the agreement before it is revealed to the British public.
  • Plan Unveiled To Microchip ĎHundreds Of Thousandsí Of UK Employees At Major Companies

    11/12/2018 3:05:46 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/11/18 | Teri Webster
    Under the guise of security and convenience, a Swedish company wants to microchip hundreds of thousands of employees at British companies. Who‚Äôs doing this? The company, Biohax,¬† is working with a number of UK legal and financial firms are negotiating programs to implant staffers with the devices, according to The Telegraph. ‚ÄúOne prospective client, which cannot be named, is a major financial services firm with ‚Äėhundreds of thousands of employees,‚Äô ‚ÄĚ the report stated. ‚ÄĚThese companies have sensitive documents they are dealing with,‚ÄĚ Jowan Osterlund, the founder of Biohax and a former professional body piercer, told the news outlet....
  • 50 countries vow to fight cybercrime ó US and Russia donít

    11/12/2018 6:49:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2018
    Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies are pledging to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech. But the United States, Russia and China are not among them. [Ö] The declaration released Monday is supported by EU countries, Japan and Canada as well as tech giants Facebook, Google and Microsoft, among others. Ö
  • High-ranking Facebook executive was 'forced to resign over his support for Donald Trump'

    11/12/2018 4:54:43 AM PST · by dennisw · 12 replies
    uk mail ^ | 12 November 2018 | By GEORGE MARTIN
    High-ranking Facebook executive was 'forced to resign over his support for Donald Trump' after gifting $10,000 to anti-Clinton campaign during the 2016 Presidential election Oculus VR co-founder Palmer Luckey was allegedly fired for supporting Trump It had emerged Luckey paid $10,000 to an anti-Clinton group in the election After the revelation bosses including Mark Zuckerberg put pressure on him Eventually Luckey was put on leave and was said to have been fired in the end It comes as Donald Trump accused the tech giant of anti-conservative bias High-ranking Facebook executive was allegedly forced to resign after refusing to back down...
  • Pabst says MillerCoors is trying to put it out of business

    11/11/2018 8:54:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 11, 2018 | Ivan Moreno
    Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst contending that MillerCoors wants to put it out of business by ending a longstanding partnership through which it brews Pabstís beers. The case has high stakes for Pabst, whose lawyers argue that the companyís very existence relies on the partnership with Chicago-based MillerCoors, which produces, packages and ships nearly all its products, which include Pabst Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee, Natty Boh and Lone Star. MillerCoors, meanwhile, says itís not obligated to continue brewing for Pabst and that Pabst doesnít want to pay enough to justify doing so....
  • History of the Pontiac GTO: 1964-

    11/11/2018 7:25:49 AM PST · by ETL · 89 replies
    various sources | Nov 11, 2018
    NameThe name, which was DeLorean's idea, was inspired by the Ferrari 250 GTO, the successful race car. It is an Italian abbreviation for Gran Turismo Omologato ("grand tourer homologated"), which means officially certified for racing in the grand tourer class. But in reality, the Pontiac GTO was never really a certified Grand Tourer race car. Internally, it was initially called the "Grand Tempest Option", one of many automobiles in the Pontiac line up with a 'Grand' in it. Despite these things, the GTO is one of the fastest cars ever manufactured by Pontiac. First generation: 1964-67 Second generation: 1968-72 Third...
  • The Coming Retirement Crisis

    11/11/2018 7:33:17 AM PST · by proxy_user · 45 replies
    Real Vision ^ | October 28, 2018 | Raoul Pal
    A 48-minute YouTube video at the URL.
  • K-12: Dear Abby, Here Are The Two Big Reasons Why Kids Lack Motivation

    11/10/2018 4:25:35 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 29, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    A mother in Chicago wrote for help: ďDear Abby: All of my grown children are underachievers. When contemporaries talk about their children getting jobs, getting married, having kids, going on vacation, buying a house/car, I have nothing to contribute. My children do not have lives; they work low-paying jobs and scrape by. Worse, they have no ambition to do better.Ē Dear Abby responded with little insight: ďYour children are adults. If they were motivated, they would be doing more with their lives than scraping by. Be glad they are independent and have good relationships with each otheróitís a plus, and...
  • Victoria's Secret revealed why they don't cast transgender and plus-size models

    11/10/2018 12:09:45 PM PST · by Mariner · 62 replies
    Cosmo via Yahoo ^ | November 10th, 2018 | Laura Capon
    On Thursday night, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid were just some of the models who walked the catwalk in their lingerie for the 2018 Victoria's Secret show. While Victoria's Secret has previously praised themselves for championing diversity by including models of different ethnicities. The brand has faced heavy criticism for their frankly archaic view, when it comes to both plus-size and transgender models. In a time when the likes of Tess Holliday and Ashley Graham have graced the covers of Cosmopolitan and Vogue. And Giuliana Farfalla and Valentina Sampaio made history with their Playboy and Vogue covers, you...
  • Florida Elections Worker: I Was Fired For Witnessing Possible Absentee Ballot Fraud

    11/09/2018 4:59:58 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04 November 2016 | Todd Beamon
    A temporary worker for the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office in Florida has alleged in a sworn affidavit obtained by Newsmax that she was fired this week after witnessing possible absentee ballot fraud by office workers.
  • UK rail lines blocked by unexpected Windows dialog box (MS-Office uninstall nukes display)

    11/08/2018 9:09:54 PM PST · by dayglored · 26 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 8, 2018 | Richard Speed
    It looks like you're trying to run a rail service. Do you want some help with that?The train now arriving on platform 14 is... Office? (pic: Rob Dyke) Window admins rejoice! It isnít just you that canít get Office 2010 to uninstall silently. The mighty brains behind the UK railways have had just as much trouble.As well as the usual passenger information boards, detailing the day's cancellations and delays, Londonís Victoria train station also features displays on every platform showing the state of the lines around the building.Station staff, taking a break from stopping passengers boarding trains due to inexplicable...
  • What Can the Pro-Life Movement do about Planned Parenthoodís $1 Rent in Austin, Texas?

    11/08/2018 5:32:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Texas Right to Life ^ | November 7, 2018 | Jackson Milton
    Austin City Council has given the pro-abortion movement another gift paid for by taxpayer dollars. On Thursday, Austin City Council voted to renew an unethical arrangement with Planned Parenthood, in which the abortion business is only required to pay $1 a year to rent downtown property owned by Austin. The fair market value of the property is $111,000, indicating Austin is forfeiting large sums of money even though the city is bedeviled by financial problems. Fortunately, the Texas Legislature is planning to address this type of corruption and abuse of power through priority Pro-Life legislation. The dollar-a-year rental agreement between...
  • Embracing the Void: Engineers Use Air Voids to Create Cooling Paint

    11/08/2018 12:59:53 PM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    www.engineering.com ^ | October 08, 2018 | Emily Pollock
    A board coated in the new polymer paint stays significantly cooler than its surroundings, even in direct sunlight, as seen under ultraviolet lights. (Image courtesy of Columbia University.) ___________________________________________________________________ A team of engineers from Columbia University has created a polymer coating that uses nano-to-microscale air voids to reflect sunlight and cool down buildings. Passive daytime radiative cooling (PDRC) is a phenomenon where a surface spontaneously cools by reflecting sunlight and radiating heat to a cooler atmosphere. PDRC works best if a surface has high solar reflectance—meaning that most of the sun’s radiation is reflected away—and a high thermal emittance—meaning that...