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  • New Autopsy Report Reveals Those Who Died Suddenly Were Likely Killed by the Covid Vaccine

    12/07/2022 10:15:41 AM PST · by Heartlander · 21 replies
    Brownstone Institute ^ | December 7, 2022 | Will Jones
    New Autopsy Report Reveals Those Who Died Suddenly Were Likely Killed by the Covid VaccineA major new autopsy report has found that three people who died unexpectedly at home with no pre-existing disease shortly after Covid vaccination were likely killed by the vaccine. A further two deaths were found to be possibly due to the vaccine.The report, published in Clinical Research in Cardiology, the official journal of the German Cardiac Society, detailed autopsies carried out at Heidelberg University Hospital in 2021. Led by Thomas Longerich and Peter Schirmacher, it found that in five deaths that occurred within a week of...
  • TSA now wants to scan your face at security. Here are your rights.

    12/03/2022 9:09:01 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 113 replies
    TSA has put some important constraints on its use of facial recognition — but its current programs are just the beginning. No, you don’t have to participate in facial recognition at the airport. Whether you’ll feel like you have a real choice is a separate question. This system is for general passenger security screening. You step up to the travel document checker kiosk and stick your ID into a machine. Then you look into a camera for up to five seconds and the machine compares your live photo to the one it sees on your ID. They call this a...
  • Musk to welcome Trump back onto Twitter as he reverses lifetime bans, takes helm as CEO and tweets 'the bird is freed' - after firing executives including Parag Agrawal who walks away with $42M

    10/28/2022 12:39:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 124 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | October 28, 2021 | Harriet Alexander
    Elon Musk has formally taken over Twitter, triumphantly posting 'the bird is freed' and immediately firing several top executives in what is being seen as his first power move. His next move will be to restore Twitter users who have been handed lifetime bans from the platform - among them former president Donald Trump. Twitter's CEO Parag Agrawal, the chief financial officer Ned Segal, and the top lawyer for the firm, Vijaya Gadde, were culled just hours after Musk finalized the $44billion acquisition. Sean Edgett, the company's general counsel, and chief customer officer Sarah Personette were also pushed out -...
  • TikTok Parent ByteDance Planned To Use TikTok To Monitor The Physical Location Of Specific American Citizens

    10/20/2022 4:35:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    ByteDance’s Internal Audit and Risk Control department The team primarily conducts investigations into potential misconduct by current and former ByteDance employees. But in at least two cases, the Internal Audit team also planned to collect TikTok data about the location of a U.S. citizen who had never had an employment relationship with the company...the plan was for a Beijing-based ByteDance team to obtain location data from U.S. users’ devices. TikTok spokesperson Maureen Shanahan said that TikTok collects approximate location information based on users’ IP addresses to “among other things...detect and prevent fraud and inauthentic behavior." ByteDance's Internal Audit team was...
  • He graduated from UPenn and was a Cardiothoracic Surgeon. Majority of U.S. adults want Big Tech to restrict misinformation on social platforms

    10/13/2022 4:55:49 PM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 12 replies
    Mashable.com | October 7, 2022 | Chase DiBenedetto
    The majority of social media users are standing behind Big Tech companies' efforts to curb misinformation, even as users of "alternative" social media sites find community in the unregulated media environments fostered by "free-speech" advocates. The information comes from a new study by the Pew Research Center, published Oct. 6, which dives into the motivations and digital consumption habits of account holders on "alt" sites like Truth Social, Parler, BitChute, and Telegram (among others). According to the study, while 64 percent of alternative social media news consumers favor the protection of free speech even if it fosters misinformation, "the majority...
  • The Universe Is Not Locally Real, and the Physics Nobel Prize Winners Proved It

    10/08/2022 11:31:43 AM PDT · by Cronos · 93 replies
    Scientific American ^ | 6th oct2022 | Daniel Garisto
    One of the more unsettling discoveries in the past half century is that the universe is not locally real. “Real,” meaning that objects have definite properties independent of observation—an apple can be red even when no one is looking; “local” means objects can only be influenced by their surroundings, and any influence cannot travel faster than light. Investigation shows objects are not influenced solely by surroundings and may also lack definite properties prior2 measurement ...pairs of particles are sent off in different directions from a common source, targeted for two observers, Alice and Bob, each stationed at opposite ends of...
  • Xi's strategy in the US-China chip war

    10/06/2022 5:22:37 AM PDT · by major_gaff · 2 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 5Oct22 | Chris Miller
    In January 2017, Chinese leader Xi Jinping promised "win-win outcomes" via a "dynamic, innovation-driven growth model." Yet only several months prior, Xi had struck a different tone in a speech to an audience that included Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, Alibaba CEO Jack Ma, high-profile People’s Liberation Army researchers, and most of China’s political elite.
  • Pro-Vax Bully Implicated in Virus Engineering Program

    08/23/2022 1:56:29 PM PDT · by Adder · 7 replies
    America First Report ^ | August 23, 2022 | Dr. Joseph Mercola
    Dr. Peter Hotez, dean for the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, has repeatedly dismissed the idea of a lab accident or deliberate spread, calling it “an outlandish conspiracy theory” He’s also a fierce critic of the ongoing Congressional probe into gain-of-function research, decrying it as a “threat to American biomedical science” As it turns out, Hotez has funded risky gain-of-function research on coronaviruses at the now-infamous Wuhan Institute of Virology Hotez’s conflicts of interest are particularly pertinent as he’s on The Lancet COVID-19 Commission, where he co-chairs the COVID-19 Vaccines and Therapeutics task force...
  • Gearing Up For High-Numerical Aperture Extreme UltraViolet

    08/08/2022 10:35:37 AM PDT · by FarCenter · 15 replies
    Semiconductor Engineering ^ | OCTOBER 21ST, 2021 | MARK LAPEDUS
    The semiconductor industry is moving full speed ahead to develop high-NA EUV, but bringing up this next generation lithography system and the associated infrastructure remains a monumental and expensive task. ASML has been developing its high-numerical aperture (high-NA) EUV lithography line for some time. Basically, high-NA EUV scanners are the follow-on to today’s EUV lithography systems based on a 0.33 NA lens. Still in R&D, ASML’s new high-NA EUV system involves a completely new tool, featuring a 0.55 NA lens capable of 8nm resolutions, compared to 13nm for the existing tool. The 0.55 NA EUV tool is targeted for 3nm...
  • US nuclear regulator greenlights its first small modular reactor

    08/02/2022 10:51:54 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 214 replies
    New Atlas ^ | 1 August 2022 | Loz Blain
    The first generation-IV nuclear reactor design has been approved for certification by the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). NuScale's small modular reactor design promises safe, clean energy at radically reduced cost, land use and installation time.The NRC released news last week that its staff have been directed to make a final rule certifying the NuScale reactor design for use in the United States. This is just the seventh design approved by the NRC since it was established in 1974, and the first of a coming generation of next-gen technologies designed to make nuclear power cheaper, easier and safer to implement...
  • North Carolina Looks to Remove Public EV Chargers, Probably to the Trash

    07/08/2022 8:03:11 AM PDT · by KC Burke · 30 replies
    Car and Driver ^ | Ezra Dyer
    A bill currently in the works in the North Carolina legislature would allocate $50,000 to get rid of free public EV chargers unless free gas pumps are built alongside. Politicians have to run on some kind of platform, and Ben Moss—my incoming state House representative here in North Carolina's District 52—decided that his animating principle is Being Mad at Electricity. To prove his animosity toward this invisible menace, he's sponsoring House Bill 1049, which would allocate $50,000 to destroy free public car chargers. It contains some other enlightened ideas, but that's the main theme: We've simply got to do something...
  • Car Thieves Are Using a New Tactic to Target Vehicles with Keyless Entry, Experts Warn

    05/16/2022 6:01:34 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 87 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | May 14, 2022 at 2:05pm | By Jack Davis
    Car thieves are turning to a two-person system that, with the help of technology, allows them to pop the locks on cars with keyless entry and then – if the vehicle has keyless start – drive off. “They’re very bold,” Jason Flenniken of south Austin, Texas said, according to WOIA-TV. Flenniken said his neighborhood has been hit by thieves using what are known as relay devices to get into locked vehicles. “There were at least three people that were roaming around our particular street,” said Flenniken. “I know in the neighborhood that night we had a lot more valuables stolen,...
  • Twitter employees distraught over Musk buyout, too 'in shock to speak': report.

    04/26/2022 11:13:47 AM PDT · by Carriage Hill · 104 replies
    Fox Business News ^ | 4.26.2022 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Twitter employees have reportedly struggled with the news that the company is on the verge of being acquired by Tesla CEO Elon Musk with some of them too "shocked" to speak over the billionaire’s plans to promote freedom of speech. Several Twitter employees expressed serious concerns and fear over Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of the company including a prominent worry that Musk would undo censorship mechanisms they had worked to implement over the years, The Washington Post reported Monday.
  • The Mask Studies You Should Know

    04/21/2022 10:52:05 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 13 replies
    Brownstone Institute ^ | April 21, 2022 | Josh Stevenson
    The Mask Studies You Should KnowFirst, a primer on the levels of the different levels of quality of research and the “Hierarchy of evidence.” Not all studies are equal in their level of certainty or quality, but the absolute most reliable and most certainty we can get usually comes from Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Control Trials. See the chart below from the Center for Evidence Based Medicine:Luckily we have the highest possible evidence we can get on the effectiveness of masks. A Systematic Review of Randomized Control Trials. Cochrane Library (widely considered a gold standard in evidence based...
  • NASA 'Holoported' a Doctor Onto the International Space Station

    04/18/2022 6:37:07 PM PDT · by gitmo · 36 replies
    c/net ^ | April 17, 2022 | Monisha Ravisetti
    I have a new noun for your vocabulary: Holoportation. It's an amalgam of "hologram" and "teleportation," and though it may seem like it, it isn't just a niche sci-fi term buried somewhere in Isaac Asimov novels and Star Trek episodes. NASA flight surgeon Dr. Josef Schmid gives a space greeting Oct. 8, 2021, as he is holoported on to the International Space Station. In October, NASA used this mind-boggling, futuristic mechanism to bring NASA flight surgeon Dr. Josef Schmid onto the International Space Station while he was safely planted on our planet. No rockets necessary. Schmid was joined on this...
  • City Boy and Vet School Reject: How an Unlikely Path Proved Successful for Scott Dee

    04/13/2022 5:52:20 AM PDT · by ptsal · 3 replies
    Farm Journal's PORK ^ | 04-01-2022 | Jennifer Shike
    “When porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome (PRRS) showed up, I was boots on the ground. When porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV) rolled in, I was boots on the ground,” [Scott] Dee says. He’s served the pork industry as a swine practitioner for 12 years, a university professor for 12 years, and a researcher for 11 years – allowing him to see the industry from so many different perspectives. Maybe it was that unique vantage point, combined with his different way of looking at the problems at hand that helped him achieve legendary success over the years and is behind his...
  • Pinterest bans climate change misinformation with new policies

    04/09/2022 3:25:12 AM PDT · by ptsal · 28 replies
    betanews ^ | 08-Apr-2022 | Sofia Wycislik-Wilson
    Pinterest has become the first major social network to implement a ban on users posting misinformation about climate change. The image-focused social platform is putting in place new rules that means it will no longer be possible to post content that denies the existence or impacts of climate change, the human influence on climate change, or that climate change is backed by scientific consensus. Misleading posts, including those that misrepresent scientific data will also be banned.
  • Meta Paid GOP Consultants To Smear TikTok As It Lost Teens, Emails Show

    03/30/2022 11:24:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    https://www.huffpost.com ^ | Mar. 30, 2022, 01:51 PM EDT | Ryan Grenoble
    Facebook's corporate parent sought to cast its rival as harmful to teenagers and a danger to society. In an increasingly desperate bid to reduce the appeal of TikTok, Facebook’s parent company Meta quietly paid a Republican consulting firm to smear the social media rival as a danger to society. Internal emails obtained by The Washington Post show how Targeted Victory, a GOP strategy group, seeded anti-TikTok stories in local media across the country at the behest of Meta as Meta’s family of apps failed to attract young users. One email from a Targeted Victory director in February, for instance, instructed...
  • Fury As Okta—The Company That Manages 100 Million Logins—Fails To Tell Customers About Breach For Months

    03/22/2022 3:15:33 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | 3/22/2022 | By Thomas Brewster
    Okta, the $25 billion market cap company that handles logins for more than 100 million users, today confirmed it suffered a breach in January via a third party customer support provider. But for some customers who spoke to Forbes, the disclosure was too late and too scant with information. Okta’s admittance came after a hacking crew called LAPSUS$, which extorts its targets after stealing their data and often leaks victims’ information in public forums, claimed it had breached the company. LAPSUS$ had previously claimed to have stolen data from major security companies including NVIDIA and Microsoft, leading both to investigate...
  • Government Control of What You Buy Grows More Popular

    03/15/2022 6:31:13 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 21 replies
    Mind Matters News ^ | March 10, 2022 | News
    Government Control of What You Buy Grows More Popular With governments, that is. You’d be surprised at how far along they are with digital currency and how detailed the control could beRecently, we looked at a new idea governments are looking at — programmable digital currency. It’s all digital, issued by government, constantly trackable, and can’t be spent on items not approved by government (or only with penalties). The Federal Reserve Board (the United States’ central bank) explains, bureaucratically,Potential benefits of the “digital cash” model using programmable UTXOs are the ability to specify spending constraints on any discrete amount...