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  • Boston Dynamics hands Atlas a parkour repertoire

    10/14/2018 7:51:47 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies ^ | October 13, 2018 | Nancy Owano
    What is parkour? It has its roots in military obstacle course training, No assistive equipment. Plenty of reasons to fall over and give up. This is a training discipline that sets a complex environment where requirements include such movements as running, climbing, vaulting, jumping and crawling. Atlas in the video is wonderful in jumping, showing excellent control. How Atlas achieves such balance: computer vision serves to locate itself with respect to visible markers on the approach, hitting terrain accurately. The team said that "The control software uses the whole body including legs, arms and torso, to marshal the energy and...
  • Maybe Now They’ll Pay Attention To The Gulen Schools

    12/12/2013 6:51:24 AM PST · by LSUfan · 14 replies
    The Hayride ^ | 11 Dec 13 | Christopher Holton
    Wednesday afternoon the story broke in Baton Rouge media that the Kenilworth Science & Technology School had been raided by the FBI. The FBI indicated that the raid, which evidently was conducted to gather material evidence in the form of documents and computers, was not a matter of public safety. As a result, it probably was not related to a report earlier this year that a teacher at the school was accused of having inappropriate pictures of children on his cell phone. Had those charges stuck, that would have been the second scandal of a sexual nature involving a Gulenist...
  • Donald J. Trump: Randian Hero!

    11/06/2016 7:44:18 AM PST · by ml/nj · 11 replies
    Ricochet ^ | November 4, 2016 | Rick Poach
    Donald J. Trump is that hero, a hero right out of the pages of an Ayn Rand novel… and I’m going to make you see it. I can hear the scoffing protests now. “Donald Trump is base, abrasive, rough, and uncouth,” and so was Ellis Wyatt. “Donald Trump inherited his money;” so did Francisco d’Anconia. “Donald Trump attacks people;” so did Ragnar Danneskjöld. “Donald Trump only wants to make money and put his name on everything;” so did Hank Rearden. “Donald Trump just wants to blow things up;” so did Howard Roark. “Donald Trump is horrible to women;” actually, “horrible”...
  • Question for Freepers about Christian Health Ministries

    10/27/2016 1:19:32 PM PDT · by Alberta's Child · 44 replies
    Alberta's Child | 10/27/16 | Self
    Sorry for the vanity, folks, but I'm looking for some input from Freepers who are members of one of the Christian health-sharing ministries I've heard advertised on the radio. I'm in the application process for an individual medical insurance plan, and I just learned that I'm not eligible for a mid-year enrollment because I don't have a "qualifying life event" under Federal law. At first I thought I would just need to cover a two-month gap in my insurance coverage between November 1st of this year and January 1st of next year when I'll be eligible through open enrollment, but...
  • Atlas Crumbles Under Weight of Italian Banks

    05/07/2016 12:17:27 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Mish Talk ^ | 05 May 2016 | Mike “Mish” Shedlock
    On April 12, in one of the easiest financial predictions in history, I challenged the notion that a €5 billion slush fund dubbed “Atlas” could possibly prop up €360 Billion of non-performing loans in Italian banks. Less than a month later, “Atlas” is already a notable failure. I seek no credit for my call, and none is due. Failure was a certainty from the start. Instead, I question the sanity of anyone who thought such a preposterous scheme could work in the first place. Please consider Atlas Strains to Hold up the Sky Over Italy’s Banking Sector. “A government-orchestrated, privately...
  • Live coverage: Atlas 5 rocket set to launch GPS satellite today (8:36am PDT/11:36am EDT)

    07/15/2015 8:19:14 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 16 replies ^ | 15JUL2015 | Staff Writer
    The countdown is beginning for today’s launch of the Atlas 5 rocket to haul the Air Force’s GPS 2F-10 navigation satellite into orbit. Clocks are picking up the seven-hour sequence of work that will prepare the booster, payload and ground systems for blastoff at 11:36 a.m. EDT (1536 GMT). The launch team will begin powering up the rocket to commence standard pre-flight tests. Over the subsequent few hours, final preps for the Centaur's liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen systems will be performed, along with a test of the rocket's guidance system and the first stage propulsion and hydraulic preps, internal...
  • Leading Publishing House Wipes Israel Off Its Map

    12/31/2014 7:16:21 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 30 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 12/31/2014 | Ari Yashar
    One of the world's largest publishing houses is distributing school Atlases in Middle Eastern countries which totally erase any reference to the State of Israel, it has been revealed. HarperCollins' subsidiary Collins Bartholomew, which specializes in maps, are selling "Collins Middle East Atlases" to English-speaking schools in the Gulf states which depict Jordan and Syria extending all the way to the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Israel is omitted from HarperCollins atlas because including country would be 'unacceptable' ..

    12/31/2014 9:28:38 AM PST · by aimhigh · 28 replies ^ | 12/31/2014 | JENNY STANTON
    Publishing giant HarperCollins has been criticised for omitting Israel from an atlas. The country is not labelled on the map - bought by English-speaking schools in the majority-Muslim Gulf, while Gaza and Jordan are clearly marked. Collins Bartholomew, the subsidiary of HarperCollins, told The Tablet that including Israel would have been 'unacceptable' to their customers in the Gulf and the amendment incorporated 'local preferences'
  • Atlas Shrugged part 3 in Theaters (find one near you)

    09/21/2014 8:57:42 AM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 25 replies
    atlas shrugged movie ^ | 9/21/2014 | freeAtlanta
    Atlas Shrugged - the movieFind Theater near you
  • Mars atmospheric research mission set for launch [1328 ET]

    11/18/2013 10:10:53 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 28 replies
    Spaceflightnow ^ | 18 Nov 2013 | Spaceflightnow
    An Atlas 5 rocket is geared up to launch Monday with NASA's first mission dedicated to studying the Martian atmosphere, aiming to solve the puzzle of how Mars dried up and lost its life-supporting atmosphere eons ago. Liftoff of the MAVEN spacecraft from Cape Canaveral is set for 1:28 p.m. EST (1828 GMT), kicking off a 10-month cruise to the red planet.
  • Your best "Atlas Shrugged" quote?

    10/23/2013 7:57:59 PM PDT · by Kolath · 23 replies
    Kolath | 10/23/13 | Kolath
    What is your favorite "Atlas Shrugged" quote? Mine: "Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to be the tool by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of men. Blood, whips and guns--or dollars. Take your choice - there is no other - and your time is running out."
  • Winter Storm Atlas Forecast: Snow to Impact MT, ID, CO, WY, SD, Western NE

    10/02/2013 1:16:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Weather Channel ^ | Oct 2, 2013, 3:10 PM EDT
    The calendar may have just turned to October; however, Winter Storm Atlas is poised to bring heavy snow to the northern Rockies, some snow even at lower elevations, and perhaps the season’s first snow to parts of the Northern Plains. … (T)he heaviest snow accumulations from Winter Storm Atlas are expected to be over the highest elevations of southern Montana, Wyoming and far northern Colorado. More than a foot of total snow is likely over the Tetons, Bighorns and Beartooth Ranges of Wyoming and far southwest Montana, as well as the Black Hills of South Dakota and mountains of far...
  • Vanity: Senator Cruz, "Buy Atlas Shrugged" (reads excerpts).

    09/25/2013 5:14:07 PM PDT · by Kolath · 14 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 09-24-2013 | Ted Cruz
    Senator Ted Cruz reads excerpts from Atlas Shrugged. After this, I wanted to lite a cigarette.
  • Atlas 5/GPS 2F-4 LAUNCH at 2:38PM PDT/5:38 EDT (2138 GMT)

    05/15/2013 2:21:17 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 10 replies
    None | 15MAY2013 | Jack Hydrazine
    Rocket: Atlas 5 Variant: AV-401 Payload: GPS 2F-4 Date: May 15, 2013 Window: 2:38 - 2:56 pm/5:38 - 5:56 p.m. EDT (2138-2156 GMT) Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral, Florida Can be viewed here: and here:
  • Redbox has Atlas Shrugged II coming Tuesday 19th!

    03/09/2013 11:21:51 AM PST · by Casie · 27 replies
    The Rebox website says Atlas Shrugged II will be available for rent Tuesday, the 19th! I've already seen it, but I may watch it again. I don't know if I can wait until 2014 to know how it all ends. I think I'm going to have to buy the book. Abridged or Un-abridged? :p
  • Atlas Exclusive: Robert Spencer: Countering Muslim Disinformation

    02/23/2013 10:46:51 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | February 19, 2013 | Robert Spencer
    According to Islamic supremacist hate groups such as the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), no one would have any problem with Islam if it weren’t for bigoted non-Muslims who irresponsibly “link Islam to terrorism” – and this link, they claim, gives rise to acts of violence against Muslims. Hamas-linked CAIR and its allied groups have for years now been pumping out disinformation designed to “clear up misconceptions” about Islam and set the record straight. On its website Hamas-linked CAIR says that it was established in order to “promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America,” and declares...
  • Atlas 5/TDRS-K Launch TODAY 8:48PM EST (5:48

    01/30/2013 6:47:02 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 5 replies ^ | 30JAN2013 | Unknown
    Rocket: Atlas 5 Variant: AV-401 Payload: TDRS K Date: Jan. 30, 2013 Window: 8:48-9:28 p.m. EST/5:48-6:28 p.m. PST (0148-0328 GMT) Site: SLC-41, Cape Canaveral, Florida Feed: NASA Television On the pad! Completing the first third-of-a-mile on the trek to orbit, the Atlas 5 rocket has arrived at the Complex 41 pad for Wednesday evening's ascent to deploy a NASA communications spacecraft. The Tracking and Data Relay Satellite K (TDRS K) is bound for geosynchronous orbit to replenish the existing space network to transmit information between low-Earth-orbit craft and mission controllers. Users depending on the system include the space station, Hubble...
  • Vanity: I have a Photoshop request

    11/16/2012 4:01:37 PM PST · by Kolath · 10 replies
    Kolath | 11/16/2012 | Kolath
    Hey Photoshop fans, I have a request from my mom who doesn't know a thing about computers. Looking for a picture of Atlas Shrugged holding not a globe but an Obama "O" logo.
  • Producer promises ‘much richer production’ for ‘Atlas Shrugged: Part II’

    10/12/2012 7:49:48 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 34 replies ^ | 10-12-2012 | Robby Soave
    Can the economy endure unending government regulation? Why have all the entrepreneurs and visionaries disappeared? Who is John Galt? These are just a few of the familiar questions that fans of free market philosopher Ayn Rand will encounter in the second movie based on her famous novel, “Atlas Shrugged,” in theaters Oct. 12. “Atlas Shrugged: Part II” picks up right where the story left off at the end of the first movie, which was released in 2011 to mixed reviews. The biggest change is immediately apparent: Part II uses an entirely different cast that includes several surprise cameos. (A certain...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Nauset Light Star Trails

    10/10/2012 6:01:53 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | October 10, 2012 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: In myth, Atlas holds up the heavens, but in this scene they seem to pivot around a lighthouse beacon. Photographed with a camera fixed to a tripod, the well-planned 30 minute exposure records star trails in the northern sky, reflecting the daily rotation of planet Earth. Hidden behind the top of the prominent Nauset Lighthouse on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA, the North Celestial Pole is at the center of all the star trail arcs. Making a complete circle, 360 degrees, in 24 hours, the star trail arcs cover 15 degrees each hour or 7.5 degrees in thirty minutes. Foreground...