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  • Wireless boffins boost Wi-Fi hotspot performance 700%

    11/15/2012 9:48:18 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 8 replies
    The Register ^ | 15th November 2012 10:45 GMT | Tony Smith
    Researchers at US college North Carolina State University claim to have worked out how to allow Wi-Fi hotspots to fling up to 700 per cent more data back and forth, freeing large-scale Wi-Fi networks from the congestion that keeps users waiting for web pages to load and, in worst cases, to think they’ve been disconnected. And the technique’s effectiveness in direct proportion to the number of clients connected to the base-station. Called WiFox, the NCSU system is essentially an algorithm that monitors the volume of traffic an access point is handling. If the access point is building up a backlog...
  • Defense chief Panetta: Petraeus to testify, scandal unlikely to spread

    11/15/2012 9:44:55 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    Yahoo!News/AP ^ | Nov. 15, 2012 | Brendan James
    At a Thursday press conference in Bangkok, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said he's unaware of any more top military brass involved in the web of scandal uncovered by the investigation into Gen. David Petraeus's affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, the Associated Press reports. The clarification comes now that the U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, has been sucked into the controversy after the discovery of potentially flirtatious emails with Tampa, Fla., socialite Jill Kelley.
  • Should Texas be allowed to secede from the union?

    11/15/2012 9:42:16 AM PST · by Pfesser · 147 replies
    CNN ^ | November 14th, 2012 | Jack Cafferty
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry does not support a petition for the Lone Star State to secede from the union. But a lot of people do. The online petition asking the federal government to allow Texas to withdraw from the U.S. following President Barack Obama's reelection has nearly 100,000 signatures. It appears on a section of a White House website called “We The People" and cites economic difficulties due to the federal government's inability to cut spending. Supporters suggest that secession would protect Texans' standard of living and "re-secure their rights and liberties."
  • Wounded Warrior Project Email Exchange (With Gun Talk Radio)

    11/15/2012 9:33:57 AM PST · by Marie · 35 replies
    Facebook, Gun Talk ^ | 13NOV12 | Tom Gresham
    Wounded Warrior Project Email Exchange by Gun Talk on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 9:56am · After Sunday's show, we've gotten many emails about Tom's remarks after WWP declined an interview request on Gun Talk Radio because it's a firearms-related show. We've also seen the forums that are suggesting many things that are not true. So, I'm going to lay it all out right here. We thought it would be great to book the WWP on the Veteran's Day show to promote the organization, so I contacted them. I was flabbergasted when their PR contact, Leslie, sent me an email...
  • Samsung Begins Production of 64GB eMMC Storage Solutions Using 10nm-Class Process Technology.

    11/15/2012 9:33:26 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 11/14/2012 10:52 PM | Anton Shilov
    Samsung Introduces 10nm 64GB eMMC Memory Storage Solution for Slim Smartphones and TabletsSamsung Electronics said this week that its new 64Gb eMMC NAND flash memory storage chip for smartphones and tablets memory went into production late last month using 10nm-class process technology.Samsung is applying eight 64Gb high-performance NAND memory layers produced using its 10nm-class technology to the new 64GB eMMC Pro class 2000 memory solution. The new embedded memory solution exceeds the performance levels of the conventional 64GB eMMC Pro class 1500 based on an eMMC 4.5 interface by 30%. The 64GB eMMC Pro class 2000 measures 11.5mm by 13mm,...
  • The Press Gives Obama A "PASS"

    11/15/2012 9:33:03 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror | 11-15-2012 | MOTUS
    We held our first post-reelection post-partisan post-racial news conference yesterday: With respect to the issue of mandate, I’ve got one mandate.(snip)a man-date? Unless he’s following in Jennifer Granholm’s footsteps by appearing on“The Dating Game,” Bachelor #1,“bachelor” #2,bachelor #3 the only man-date he got on November 6 was from the coalition of the aggrieved, deranged and lazy.   Re. the Fiscal Cliff(snip)technically, going “back into a recession”  would be called a “double-dip,” A simple double-dip can still be blamed it on “W” (Dubya) (snip)There were many other highlights from the presser which you can read or watch right here, in case...
  • Superstorm boosts jobless claims, hits factories

    11/15/2012 9:31:27 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 15, 2012 | by Jason Lange
    (Reuters) - Superstorm Sandy drove a surge in new claims for U.S. jobless benefits last week and weighed on factory activity in November, providing early signs of how heavily the storm could hit the U.S. economy in the fourth quarter. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits rose 78,000 to a seasonally adjusted 439,000, the highest level since April 2011, the Labor Department said on Thursday. It was the biggest one-week jump since the spike caused by Hurricane Katrina in September 2005.
  • Egypt asks US to stop Israel's Gaza offensive, warning of 'out of control' escalation

    11/15/2012 9:29:31 AM PST · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 11/15/12 | ap
    CAIRO – Egypt asked the United States to push Israel to stop its offensive against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, warning that the violence could "escalate out of control," the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Foreign Minister Mohammed Kamel Amr spoke with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton late the night before, asking for "immediate U.S. intervention to stop the Israeli aggression," the ministry said in a statement. The call came after Egypt recalled its ambassador to Israel to protest the offensive.
  • New Lyrics to "Proud to Be an American" By Lee Greenwood

    11/15/2012 9:28:34 AM PST · by AbolishCSEU · 13 replies
    I made up a song parody for Lee Greenwood's "Proud to be an American" that I think is fitting; edits welcome.
  • Five-Hour Energy Linked to Heart Attacks, 'Spontaneous Abortion'

    11/15/2012 9:23:27 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 75 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 11/14/12 | Adam Clark Estes | The Atlantic Wire
    You know those little vials of who-knows-what that TV bills as a healthier alternative to energy drinks. Turns out they might make you die. Or to be more specific, the flavored energy shot "has been mentioned in some 90 filings with the F.D.A., including more than 30 that involved serious or life-threatening injuries like heart attacks, convulsions and, in one case, a spontaneous abortion," according to a New York Times investigation. ... Don't worry, 5-Hour Energy fans, Monster Energy drink is a culprit, too. Following a review of FDA records, The Times found that 5-Hour Energy was implicated in at...
  • 19,605 to zero is statistical proof of outright vote fraud in 2012 presidential election

    11/15/2012 9:22:24 AM PST · by Little Ray · 49 replies
    Natural News.com ^ | November 14, 2012 | J. D. Heyes
    (NaturalNews) In the weeks leading up to the Nov. 6 election, there were scattered concerns from across the political spectrum that vote fraud could occur in some sections of the country. While many of those fears did not come to fruition, based on final vote tallies in some polling districts, it's hard to fathom that some form of fraud did not occur. Take Philadelphia, for instance - the "city of Brotherly Love" - where, once again, New Black Panther Party members were seen at some of the same polling places they were at in 2008, when charges of voter intimidation...
  • 22 Signs That Voter Fraud Is Wildly Out Of Control And The Election Was A Sham

    11/15/2012 9:17:50 AM PST · by Little Ray · 39 replies
    The American Dream ^ | November 13th, 2012 | Michael
    After what we have seen this November, how is any American ever supposed to trust the integrity of our elections ever again? There were over 70,000 reports of voting problems on election day, and there are numerous eyewitnesses that claim that they saw voting machines change votes for one candidate to another candidate right in front of their eyes. In several of the swing states there were counties where the number of registered voters exceeded the total voting age population by a very wide margin. How in the world does that happen? Some of the vote totals that were reported...
  • Hugo Chavez: Democracy is impossible in a Capitalist system

    11/15/2012 9:17:34 AM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 35 replies
    In an interview that a lot of people missed, BBC interviewer Stephen Sackur has an exchange with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. (Video, Jun 21st 2010) Much of the interview is what you would expect, but one thing stands out: (Click for larger) As is usual, when these people are in front of an audience that they perceive as friendly, they are more honest than they'd otherwise be. And Hugo Chavez is not alone in this belief. Let's start with Woodrow Wilson. "it is very clear that in fundamental theory socialism and democracy are almost if not quite one and the...
  • BP to Admit Crimes and Pay $4.5 Billion in Gulf Settlement

    11/15/2012 9:16:14 AM PST · by Baynative · 13 replies
    NYT ^ | 11/15/12 | Julia Werdingier
    LONDON — BP, the British oil company, said Thursday it would pay $4.5 billion in fines and other payments to the United States government and plead guilty to 14 criminal charges in connection with the giant oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico two years ago.
  • The Petraeus Doctrine

    11/15/2012 9:15:02 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 5 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | October 2008 | Andrew J. Bacevich
    .. Among the Crusaders’ most influential members is Lieutenant Colonel John Nagl, a West Pointer and Rhodes Scholar with a doctorate from Oxford University. .. The events of 9/11, he writes, “conclusively demonstrated that instability anywhere can be a real threat to the American people here at home.” For the foreseeable future, political conditions abroad rather than specific military threats will pose the greatest danger to the United States. .. Instability creates ungoverned spaces in which violent anti-American radicals thrive. Yet if instability anywhere poses a threat, then ensuring the existence of stability everywhere—denying terrorists sanctuary in rogue or failed...
  • India inducts new Russian-built multi-role stealth warship

    11/15/2012 9:10:31 AM PST · by JerseyanExile · 6 replies
    Times of India ^ | November 9, 2012 | IANS
    India Friday added more teeth to its navy when it inducted a new Russian-built multi-role stealth frigate, carrying the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile, into its fleet, adding to its recently growing blue water capabilities. The warship will join the Western Fleet of the Indian Navy by the end of December and its first commander is Captain Antony George, an anti-submarine warfare specialist. The new guided missile frigate, christened INS Tarkash, was handed over to the Indian Navy by Russia's United Shipping Corporation at Kaliningrad in western Russia, the seat of its Yantar Shipyard in the Baltic. India's Mumbai-based Western Naval...
  • Forty years after Watergate, we need Woodward and Bernstein

    11/15/2012 9:10:12 AM PST · by cap10mike · 45 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | November 15, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    In June, the Washington Post celebrated the 40th anniversary of the biggest scoop in journalistic history — Watergate. Looking back on it, the Post has every right to crow. The story was so huge that every political scandal since has been labeled with the word “gate” tagged onto the end of it. However, the Post should also consider the adage, “You’re only as good as your last story,” because there’s a bigger one out there for the taking, if it only had the courage to pursue it. That story is, of course, the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi,...
  • Mom Wants school' Oak Trees Cut Down for Kids With (nut) Allergies

    11/15/2012 9:07:17 AM PST · by dennisw · 97 replies
    abcnews. ^ | Nov 14, 2012 2:44pm
    Donna Giustizia, a mother of two, says the oak trees near her teenager’s school in Vaughan, Ontario, are a health hazard, and even though the school is nut-free, she says school administrators aren’t protecting their students. “A false sense of security is putting a sign on the door that says ‘nut-free,’ and there’s nuts all over the place,” Giustizia told The Star. Giustizia says the trees around St. Stephen Catholic Elementary School are a deadly threat for kids with anaphylactic food allergies — allergies that cause shock. She appeared before the Vaughan, Ontario, City Council last week to plead for...
  • Outrage grows over official corruption in Allen West recount

    11/15/2012 8:58:04 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 43 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/15/2012 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    An overnight firestorm of cyber messaging is asking that volunteers come to Florida’s St. Lucie County and serve as observers for Allen West’s recount challenge! Fears and allegations of massive voter fraud are spilling out across the web immediately following a sham recount in the West-Murphy battle for US Congress even as local media play this down. I received a late night blog post out of New York called CONSTITUTIONAL EMERGENCY, begging people to show up on Florida’s Treasure Coast to help America’s retired colonel get an honest recount from longtime Democrat machine Election Supervisor Gertrude Walker. (1) Meanwhile, out...
  • Obama Administration Gave Petraeus's Wife a $187,605-Per-Year Job

    11/15/2012 8:54:43 AM PST · by IbJensen · 34 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/14/2012 | Penny Star
    (CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration named Holly Petraeus--wife of retired Gen. David Patraeus, who resigned last week as CIA director after revealing he had had an extramarital affair--to a $187,605-per-yer job in the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The CFPB, created by the Dodd-Frank law, was placed by that law under the umbrella of the Federal Reserve. The funding of the CFBP, which comes from the Federal Reserve, is not subject to congressional oversight. Mrs. Petraeus became a member of the CFPB Implementation Team on Jan. 12, 2011. She is now the assistant director for the Office of...