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  • Google just took over my Android

    01/15/2022 7:23:02 AM PST · by G Larry · 75 replies
    Self | 1-15-22 | Self
    Received a mandatory update (34) alert on my Samsung Galaxy S10e. You can delay the install, but not avoid it. Now all internet access starts from a Google Chrome page. While you can uninstall Google Chrome, you also lose access to Google maps. And those duckduckgo searches you thought were private....uh, no, they are sitting there listed as "recent searches".
  • Forget Everything I Said About Joe Rogan Saving Jason Miller's and GETTR's Asses

    01/12/2022 4:05:50 PM PST · by hamburger hill · 6 replies
    conservative hardliner ^ | 01/12/2022 - | DC
    If Rogan and GETTR worked out, then Gab would be a viable alternative for those who aren't a fit for GETTR, but now understand there's other platforms beyond Twitter. Rogan's audience on GETTR would be "hey, this alt stuff isn't so bad after all! What else is out there?"
  • The Meaning Behind System76

    01/12/2022 7:53:02 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 23 replies
    System76 is more than just a cool moniker. To truly learn its significance, we have to look a few hundred years into the past, to the American Revolution. Get in the car, Marty. We’re off to be revolutionaries! Here we are, the year 1776. The American Colonies signed the Declaration of Independence to gain freedom from the British Empire. Okay! Back in the car, Marty. Yes I’m aware we just got here, but now we’re departing… for the early 2000s! Ah yes, the early 2000s, where the disks are scratched and the phones flip in circles. Zoom in on a...
  • Mainstream Media Is "Being Swallowed" By a Podcaster Named Joe Rogan

    01/08/2022 9:03:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Over the past week, after a blog post I made about how Joe Rogan was disrupting the mainstream media, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by former Fox Houston newswoman Ivory Hecker about what the future of the mainstream media looks like.You may remember Ivory as the woman who was fired after interrupting a live, on-air weather report this past summer to claim that Fox was “muzzling” her, before turning over her evidence to Project Veritas.A follow up interview by Project Veritas revealed that Hecker was reportedly reprimanded by the network for bringing up hydroxychloroquine during an interview and...
  • Cyber Ninja's Closing Down After Being Fined $50K/day by Arizona Judge

    01/07/2022 6:09:38 AM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 7th, 2022 | Brad Dress
    Cyber Ninjas, a firm hired by the Arizona state Senate to conduct a review of Maricopa County’s election results, on Thursday announced that it is shutting down after a county government report slammed the firm and a judge ordered it to pay $50,000 a day in fines. Same (sic) Levine, a reporter for The Guardian, first reported the news of Cyber Ninjas closing down on Thursday, tweeting that CEO “Doug Logan and the rest of the employees have been let go and Cyber Ninjas is being shut down.”
  • Looking for a new Email service

    01/06/2022 6:20:30 PM PST · by Wuli · 87 replies
    01/06/2022 | Wuli
    I am looking for a new Email service. Currently have a Verizon Email address the service for which was moved by Verizon to AOL/Yahhoo after Verizon bought AOL/Yahoo. The Email accounts originated with Verizon as part of the paid Internet service we have had with them. But before AOL that included tech support for the Email including speaking to a tech support person. Now if you want true tech support you have to upgrade the AOL mail account to a paid subscription account separate from the paid Internet service with Verizon. I use the Thunderbird Email client application, using the...
  • 3D Printed Electric Motorcycle. I’ll take one!

    01/02/2022 11:46:34 PM PST · by ProfessorGoldiloxx · 17 replies
    SciTech Whatfinger News ^ | January 2, 2022 | James Gingerich
    [1:21 video clip] ""#3D Printed Electric Motorcycle. I'll take one! (Mashable) #EV #Transportation" All 15 parts of this e-bike are 3D printed..."
  • Elon Musk: SpaceX, Mars, Tesla Autopilot, Self-Driving, Robotics, and AI (a freewheeling 2.5 hr Q&A)

    01/02/2022 12:26:02 PM PST · by poconopundit · 15 replies
    Lex Fridman Podcasts on Youtube ^ | December 28, 2021 | Lex Fridman interview w/Elon Musk
    Elon Musk is a pleasure to listen to for a number of reasons: he's down to earth, witty, often funny, and as the CEO & Chief Engineer of Space/X he can delve into the challenges of rocketing to Mars and make it somewhat understandable and interesting for the layman. I'm pretty impatient when it comes to podcasts, but I listened to the first 45 minutes of this 2.5 hour recording -- it was that interesting. Scan the subjects in the index below, then click to your subject of interest. Here's an excerpt from the podcast where he discusses what he...
  • Dr. Robert Malone Discusses The Absence of Informed Consent and The Silencing of Vaccine Query

    12/31/2021 4:13:16 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 38 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | December 31, 2021 | Sundance
    Dr. Robert Malone was recently removed from the Twitter platform for providing raw scientific information and his interpretation surrounding SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19, variants and vaccines. Dr. Robert Malone is the inventor of the nine original mRNA vaccine patents, which were originally filed in 1989 (including both the idea of mRNA vaccines and the original proof of principle experiments) and RNA transfection. Dr. Malone has close to 100 peer-reviewed publications which have been cited over 12,000 times.Since January 2020, Dr. Malone has been leading a large team focused on clinical research design, drug development, computer modeling and mechanisms of action of repurposed...
  • BREAKING: Steve Bannon take strategic ownership position in 'Let's Go Brandon' cryptocurrency

    12/24/2021 10:17:58 PM PST · by ProfessorGoldiloxx · 44 replies
    The Post Millennial ^ | December 23, 2021 | James Anthony
    "Former Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and strategist and campaign advisor Boris Epshteyn have reportedly both invested heavily in $FJB, the 'Let's go Brandon' cryptocurrency. Former Trump Chief Strategist Steve Bannon and campaign advisor Boris Epshteyn have reportedly both invested heavily in $FJB, the so-called "Let's go Brandon" cryptocurrency. "Steve Bannon & Boris Epshteyn have taken strategic ownership positions in the $FJB cryptocurrency. 'We are building a community you can be a part of.' This is HUGE," tweeted founding member of "Students for Trump" Ryan Fournier on Thursday. ..."
  • Data storage is getting smaller and smaller — what’s the limit?

    12/19/2021 10:26:48 PM PST · by ProfessorGoldiloxx · 29 replies
    SciTech Wahtfinger News ^ | December 18, 2021
    "Is your storage always annoyingly full? Scientists are working toward storing data on a single atom. ..."
  • Amiga 500 Mini’s Release Date Announced Alongside Library of 25 Retro Games

    12/19/2021 9:59:05 PM PST · by ProfessorGoldiloxx · 30 replies
    Collider ^ | December 19, 2021 | Lacy Long
    "The A500 Mini, a new compact version of the Amiga 500 home computer, will be released on March 25, 2022. It’s expected to bring along a total of 25 classic Amiga games in its expandable library. This little retro mini will have the ability to emulate A500, A600, and A1200, and players will be able to save and resume their progress of any game at any time. A huge feature included is that users will be able to add their own games to the library via USB stick through WHDLoad, so each person can have a library of retro classics...
  • If You Are Surrounding Yourself With Appliances, Robots and Gadgets That Depend on the Cloud, You Are Begging for Disaster

    12/18/2021 7:19:51 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    Red Wave ^ | December 18, 2021 | Ethan Huff
    The recent Amazon Web Services (AWS) outage is a powerful reminder about the detriments of “smart” technology, which is gone in an instant once the “cloud” goes down. One wonders how many thousands (millions?) of people out there were left without working doorbells, Roomba vacuum cleaners and even refrigerators that normally run on AWS but no longer could during the outage.According to reports, the disruption began at around 10am EST on December 7. It left many packages unable to be delivered, many streaming media services were down, and patrons of Walt Disney Co. theme parks were unable to enter due...
  • Disrupting Dangerous Algorithms

    12/13/2021 11:00:35 AM PST · by Pollard · 13 replies
    American Mind ^ | 12/10/21 | James Poulos
    The following text is an expanded version of testimony that the author delivered to a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband on December 9, 2021. The meme that algorithmic harm results from greedy CEOs hacking our minds fails to grasp the true nature of the digital crisis roiling America. The main purpose of algorithms, like digital programs and datacenters more broadly, is not to make money or influence thoughts, but to control people—in a direct and alien way hostile to our core beliefs and principles. True, the objection could be raised that algorithms, in a certain...
  • Is CVS About to Turn Over Millions of VAXX Records to Bill Gates? Microsoft Partnership Raises HUGE Questions About Medical Privacy and Corporate Exploitation of ‘Vaccine’ Mandates

    12/12/2021 12:10:16 PM PST · by bitt · 65 replies
    basedunderground.com ^ | 12/12/2021 | ethan huff
    CVS Health is partnering with Microsoft to develop a “data-driven, personalized, privacy-compliant customer experience,” which sounds a whole lot like Bill Gates getting his grubby, blood-stained hands into patients’ vaccine records. According to reports, Microsoft Azure will help CVS “enhance its omnichannel pharmacy capabilities and deliver customized, omnichannel health recommendations,” which is likely only possible if patients’ medical histories are laid bare for Microsoft, and possibly Gates, to view and analyze. Using advanced machine learning (ML) technology models run on Microsoft’s cloud computing service, CVS will be able to leverage the results to automate more healthcare-related tasks, the company says....
  • Lawsuit: Sony Discriminated, Showed Too Much Concern for Women

    12/08/2021 12:52:07 PM PST · by bbradley88 · 8 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 12/3/21 | Brian Bradley
    Sony managers were apparently too abrasive when they didn’t stay in the same room as women with the door shut and for showing genuine concern for women’s personal lives.
  • VIDEO: Has YouTube Been Manipulating Their Video Transcripts?

    12/08/2021 5:20:24 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 8, 2021 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOYouTube constantly lectures us about spreading supposed misinformation. However, isn't the manipulation of video transcripts a YUUUUUUUUUGE example of spreading misinformation? This video presents evidence that YouTube, in the case of Marcus Arbery saying the "taboo" words "all lives matter," has used its transcripts (reflected in its closed captions) to hide that inconvenient phrase.And if YouTube has been manipulating its video transcripts in this case how often has it manipulated the transcripts of other videos in the past? Inquiring minds at the Senate Commerce Committee would like to know especially next year when it changes leadership.
  • AWS Down?

    12/07/2021 8:12:02 AM PST · by jimjohn · 56 replies
    self | jimjohn
    AWS seems to be not working. anyone else see or hearing anything? note: Amazon.com is working fine.
  • Gab Is Not For Sale

    12/06/2021 7:26:03 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Gab News ^ | December 2, 2021 | Andrew Torba
    There were two big announcements in the alternative technology space this week that solidified Gab’s place in the market as a multi-billion dollar business. It’s being reported that the gang of grifters around former President Trump are looking to raise $1 billion dollars from a bunch of satanic hedge funds for a project that failed to even launch into beta testing as promised in November and was hacked within hours of being announced. This is a project with currently no public product, no users, and no revenue that is now worth $4 billion dollars “just because.” Perhaps their business model...
  • How can I change all characters in link addresses (or only btwnhttp:// and .html) <b>within<b> all files in selected folder(s) into lower case? Maybe a batch file or regex string. I have utilities in Windows such utilities Multi Commander, GrepWin, etc.

    12/02/2021 3:36:29 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 56 replies
    Freerepublic.com ^ | Thu, 12/02/21 | daniel1212
    The basic need is not that of changing all file names (multi commander has that in the menu) but that of changing the case of all the characters within a text that begin with http and end with html. The situational context (take deep breath) is of html files which used to work on a Windows server, but being now on a Linux server which are case sensitive - and with a unresolvable glitch (read on), then it seems that unless one can edit a server's httpd.conf then clicking on a link that begins with a upper case letter can...