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  • Under Oath, Zuckerberg Admits Facebook DOES Have “Tools” To Track Its Users Without User Knowledge

    11/17/2020 3:03:02 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 35 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/17/20 | Josh Hawley
    Under oath, Zuckerberg admits Facebook DOES have “tools” to track its users across the internet, across platforms, across accounts - all without user knowledge. I ask how many times this tool has been used domestically against Americans. Zuck won’t say https://twitter.com/HawleyMO/status/1328763921013018626
  • Which is better, and made in America? DeWalt or Arrow electric staple/brad gun?

    09/14/2020 8:48:26 AM PDT · by EinNYC · 30 replies
    9/14/20 | Me, Myself, and I
    When I moved, a few items never made it here. I suspect they found new homes in the movers' residences. One of the things I really miss is my electric staple/brad gun. Not that I do heavy-duty contractor work (ha!), but it was nice to have staples driving into wood or upholstery or molding which didn't depend on my personal strength or the size of my hands. Whap! Whap! Whap! and my project would be done. I cannot remember which staple/brad gun I had. The contenders for a new one are Arrow T50AC, DeWalt 5 in 1 multi tacker, and...
  • Stunning Cave Discovery Just Changed The Timeline of Human Presence in North America

    07/23/2020 2:46:21 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 41 replies
    Science Alert ^ | 23 JULY 2020 | MARLOWE HOOD
    Tools excavated from a cave in central Mexico are strong evidence that humans were living in North America at least 30,000 years ago, some 15,000 years earlier than previously thought, scientists said Wednesday.​ Artefacts, including 1,900 stone tools, showed human occupation of the high-altitude Chiquihuite Cave over a roughly 20,000 year period, they reported in two studies, published in Nature. "Our results provide new evidence for the antiquity of humans in the Americas," Ciprian Ardelean, an archeologist at the Universidad Autonoma de Zacatecas and lead author of one of the studies, told AFP. "There are only a few artefacts and...
  • BOLTR: Needle Scaler | Harbor Freight Cheap-O

    11/30/2018 2:26:56 PM PST · by Tilting · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 29, 2018 | AvE
    Welders use these to get into tight spots. As a connoisseur of tight spots, I want to see if the cheapest tool available would cut the mustard.
  • 10 Weapons That Animals Use

    04/19/2012 7:34:25 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    IO9 ^ | Mar 9, 2012 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    10 Weapons That Animals Use We've come a long way from thinking that what separates us from the animals is, say, using a rock to bash in the skull of our competitors. It turns out that there are a lot of creatures out that that re-purpose tools to make their personal world better and someone else's world a lot worse. Take a look at the world's craziest and most intimidating weapons wielded by animals. 10. The Herring Gull's Bread This bird has learned how to use bread to construct a trap. Herring gulls live in large colonies in the urban...
  • Chimpanzees 'hunt using spears'

    02/22/2007 11:16:27 AM PST · by Abathar · 62 replies · 1,597+ views
    BBC News ^ | 22 February 2007
    Chimpanzees in Senegal have been observed making and using wooden spears to hunt other primates, according to a study in the journal Current Biology. Researchers documented 22 cases of chimps fashioning tools to jab at smaller primates sheltering in cavities of hollow branches or tree trunks. The report's authors, Jill Pruetz and Paco Bertolani, said the finding could have implications for human evolution. Chimps had not been previously observed hunting other animals with tools. Pruetz and Bertolani made the discovery at their research site in Fongoli, Senegal, between March 2005 and July 2006. "There were hints that this behavior might...
  • Cultured Cousins? (Looking at apes, tools, and human evolution)

    02/01/2007 2:30:10 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 590+ views
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | 1-31-2007 | Kirsten Vala
    Cultured Cousins? January 31, 2007 by Kirsten Vala Looking at apes, tools, and human evolution Many animals have been observed using tools: Dolphins use sponges when fishing, crows use sticks to forage for insects in dead wood, capuchin monkeys use stones to break open nuts. A wild chimpanzee in a nest (or bed or sleeping platform), essentially a simple shelter. This is a constructed artifact, a simple example of elementary technology, which happens to be a great ape universal. (© W.C. McGrew) Apes use tools. So what? What does that tell us about human evolution? As it turns out, observing...
  • Monkey say, monkey do (wild chimps teach others to use tools, probably planning takeover)

    05/24/2002 8:01:45 AM PDT · by dead · 29 replies · 756+ views
    SMH ^ | May 25 2002
    Young chimpanzees learn how to use tools to open nuts from their mothers. Photo: Christophe Boesch Researchers have discovered a band of chimpanzees in West Africa which use crude stone hammers to crack open nuts, a sophisticated use of tools the monkeys have been teaching to each new generation for more than a century. Using carefully selected stones weighing up to 15kg, the chimps pound the tough shell of the panda nut to extract a high-energy kernel that is an important part of the animal's diet, researchers report Friday in the journal Science. "It is a very skillful behavior...
  • Inventive Orangutans Make Hook Tools to Retrieve Food

    11/12/2018 2:57:12 PM PST · by ETL · 41 replies
    Sci-News.com ^ | News Staff / Source | Nov 12, 2018
    Orangutans are among the most intelligent primates. They have human-like long-term memory, routinely use a variety of sophisticated tools in the wild and construct elaborate sleeping nests each night from foliage and branches. ..." “The hook-bending task has become a benchmark paradigm to test tool innovation abilities in comparative psychology,” said co-author Dr. Alice Auersperg, a scientist at the University of Veterinary Medicine in Vienna.“Considering the speed of their hook innovation, it seems that orangutans actively invented a solution to this problem rather than applying routined behaviors.”“In the study, we confronted Sumatran orangutans (Pongo abelii) with a vertical tube containing...
  • Roofer kills co-worker with circular saw

    08/08/2018 9:43:06 PM PDT · by libh8er · 68 replies
    AJC ^ | 8.8.2018 | Jared Leone
    PIERCE COUNTY, WIS. — A roofer used a circular saw to kill a co-worker Monday, police said. Maguel A. Nabarro, 24, used the saw and cut Israel Valles-Flores, 37, severely on the neck and face, according to WQOW. Police found Valles-Flores unconscious on a roof where the men were working around 4:30 p.m., the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. Nabarro, of St. Louis, was arrested and charged with suspicion of intentional homicide, the Pioneer Press reported.
  • A Kindergarten Gun Control Walkout? C’mon, Man…

    03/19/2018 8:45:08 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    hotair ^ | March 18, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The March for Our Lives school walkouts this week certainly garnered plenty of media attention. Of course, the students who favor strict gun control laws received far more media love than the ones who support the Second Amendment and hardening schools as potential targets, but that’s really just another day that ends in a “Y” for most of the media. One of the walkouts, however, missed out on the attention it might have merited. It took place at Harbor Elementary School in New London, Connecticut. If the phrase “elementary school” already caught your attention you’re on the right track. To...
  • The Rise of Untraceable "Ghost Guns"

    01/07/2018 9:41:41 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 54 replies
    WSJ via MSN ^ | 1/7/2018 | Zusha Elinson
    Axel Galvez had a deal: $7,500 for five untraceable semiautomatic rifles. And he had a buyer: a felon who planned to ship them overseas. Now, he just needed weapons that would be invisible to regulators. To avoid background checks, Mr. Galvez bought rifle parts, then assembled the five guns at the Los Angeles machine shop where he worked. He offered to build his buyer 100 more for $130,000. An underground gun-making industry that enables criminals to elude background checks and bypass gun regulations is creating a growing trade of “ghost guns,” weapons that can’t be traced by police, authorities say....
  • Religious Jews Celebrate as Trump Commutes Sholom Rubashkin’s Sentence

    12/22/2017 2:53:36 PM PST · by familyop · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 DEC 2017 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The judge, Linda Reade, handed down an unusually long sentence that critics suspected had been motivated by antisemitism. Critics pressed President Barack Obama for clemency, without success...In the cheering crowds, a few red “MAGA” hats could be seen among the traditional black fedoras. Speaking to the throngs at 770 in English, Yiddish, and Hebrew, Rubashkin thanked Trump effusively: “God bless him,” he said, prompting loud cheers. Rubashkin also noted Trump’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
  • Harbor Freight Tools’ South Carolina Expansion To Create 500 Jobs

    11/07/2017 2:28:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | November 7, 2017
    Harbor Freight Tools is planning a one million-square foot expansion of its East Coast distribution facility in Dillon County, SC. The expansion is projected to create more than 500 new jobs, bringing the company’s total investment in South Carolina to more than $200 million. “Since we opened our first facility here in 2001, the company has continued to grow and so has our need for a larger distribution center,” said Harbor Freight Tools Founder and CEO Eric Smidt. “We’ve made an investment in Dillon, becoming part of the community, and we’re proud to expand our presence in this region. Dillon...
  • Markforged announces two 3D printers that produce items as strong as steel

    08/21/2017 4:41:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | August 21, 2017 | John Biggs
    Markforged, a 3D printer manufacturer based in Boston, has just announced two new models — the X3 and the X5. Both of these printers are designed to create carbon fiber-infused objects using a standard filament printing system and both can produce items that can replace or are stronger than steel objects. Both printers have auto-leveling and scanning systems to ensure each printed object is exactly like every other. Further, the printers use Markforged’s special thermoplastic fiber filament, while the X5 can add a “strand of continuous fiberglass” to create objects “19X stronger and 10X stiffer than traditional plastics.” This means...
  • WikiLeaks offers CIA hacking tools to tech companies: Assange [in depth article]

    03/09/2017 5:29:08 PM PST · by catnipman · 17 replies
    rooters ^ | 3/9/2017 | Dustin Volz and Joseph Menn
    Wikileaks will provide technology companies with exclusive access to CIA hacking tools that it possesses so they can patch software flaws, founder Julian Assange said on Thursday ...
  • Here’s Why Stanley Black & Decker Is Building a New U.S. Plant.(Bringing Craftsman tools back)

    01/05/2017 12:41:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Fortune ^ | January 5, 2017 | Phil Wahba
    Stanley Black & Decker is opening a new $35 million manufacturing plant in the United States to help it rebuild, and perhaps more importantly "re-Americanize," the Craftsman tool brand it just bought from Sears Holdings. While the extra capacity should help get a once-iconic $2 billion a year line back on its feet, the move also potentially offers Stanley Black & Decker another benefit: shielding it from a potential surge in economic nationalism under President-elect Donald Trump. Though Stanley Black & Decker chief executive James Loree did not mention Trump by name in his comments to Wall Street analysts and...
  • N.S.A. Contractor Arrested in Possible New Theft of Secrets

    10/05/2016 11:44:46 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 17 replies
    new york times ^ | OCT 5 , 2016 | J. BECKER, A. GOLDMAN, M. S. SCHMIDT M. APUZZO
    WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. secretly arrested a National Security Agency contractor in recent weeks and is investigating whether he stole and disclosed highly classified computer codes developed to hack into the networks of foreign governments, according to several senior law enforcement and intelligence officials. The theft raises the embarrassing prospect that for the second time in three years, an insider has managed to steal highly damaging secret information from the N.S.A. In 2013, Edward J. Snowden, who was also a contractor for the agency, took a vast trove of documents that were later passed to journalists, exposing N.S.A. surveillance programs...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    08/31/2016 4:32:52 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 161 replies
    A while back, someone asked if we had ever done a thread on kitchen gadgets; and I got to thinking that maybe it was time to do another one. First, one of the most useful items I've ever found for slicing home-made loaves of bread in nice, even slices: the Mountain Woods Fiddle Bow Bread Knife. I found mine at the thrift store, but you can still get them on Amazon. The blade remains very sharp, and my husband also likes it for getting thick slices from big tomatoes. Note that they come in right- or left-handed styles, and choose...
  • NSA's Hacking Group Hacked! Bunch of Private Hacking Tools Leaked Online

    08/15/2016 3:13:22 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    The Hacker News ^ | 08/15/16 | Mohit Kumar
    It seems like the NSA has been HACKED! An unknown hacker or a group of hackers just claimed to have hacked into "Equation Group" -- a cyber-attack group allegedly associated with the United States intelligence organization NSA -- and dumped a bunch of its hacking tools (malware, private exploits, and hacking tools) online. I know, it is really hard to believe, but some cybersecurity experts who have been examining the leak data, exploits and hacking tools, believe it to be legitimate. The files mostly contained installation scripts, configurations for command-and-control (C&C) servers, and exploits allegedly designed to target routers and...