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  • The must have toolkit for designers: iPad Pro and Apple Pencil

    02/09/2016 6:11:56 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    The Next Web ^ | February 9, 2016
    Remember how Siri remote was the perfect spouse of the new Apple TV? The same can be said of the new Apple Pencil and the iPad pro.Apple haters may laugh at the irony that eight years prior to Apple Pencil, Steve Jobs ridiculed the idea of a stylus because it was klutzy.At the time, Jobs believed styluses were clunky and built an unnecessary barrier between the user and the device. Especially since previous generation touchscreen-enabled devices had smaller screens, the idea of stylus as a pointer only made the navigating bothersome.But as time passed, the powers at Apple decided to...
  • ‘Huge’ number of Mac apps vulnerable to hijacking, and a fix is elusive

    02/09/2016 2:38:59 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | February 9, 2016
    “Camtasia, uTorrent, and a large number of other Mac apps are susceptible to man-in-the-middle attacks that install malicious code, thanks to a vulnerability in Sparkle, the third-party software framework the apps use to receive updates,” Dan Goodin reports for Ars Technica. “The vulnerability is the result of apps that use a vulnerable version of Sparkle along with an unencrypted HTTP channel to receive data from update servers. It involves the way Sparkle interacts with functions built into the WebKit rendering engine to allow JavaScript execution.” “As a result, attackers with the ability to manipulate the traffic passing between the end...
  • Woman Says McDonald’s Happy Meal Has Not Rotted in 6 Years

    02/09/2016 10:22:32 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    KFOR ^ | DALLAS FRANKLIN | FEBRUARY 9, 2016
    A woman who bought a Happy Meal from McDonald’s six years ago says the food has not rotted. Jennifer Lovdahl says the meal of chicken nuggets and french fries has been sitting in her office for six years. She bought the meal as an experiment to show her patients how unhealthy the food is. Even after all these years, the food has not decomposed. She posted photos of the food and the box it came in on her Facebook page saying on one of the pictures, “the box will decompose before the food does!” Her Facebook post has gone viral,...
  • 3 arrested for roles in construction of collapsed Taiwan apartment tower

    02/09/2016 9:05:33 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    cnn ^ | 02/09/2016 | Sophia Yan and Greg Botelho,
    Three people were arrested Tuesday, Xiao Bo-ren, the Tainan government's legal affairs secretary, told CNN. All are former executives of the real estate development company that built Tainan's 17-story Weiguan Golden Dragon tower, which collapsed when the magnitude-6.4 tremor hit early Saturday. Lin Ming-hui, former chairman of the now defunct Weiguan company, and two other former executives -- Chang Kui-an and Cheng Chin-kui -- face charges of professional negligence resulting in death. The ruins of the toppled high-rise are the most visible evidence of the massive quake, which killed at least 40 people in the normally quiet city of 1.9...
  • Americans are quitting their jobs like crazy

    02/09/2016 8:07:31 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/09/2016 | Akin Oyedele
    Americans are quitting their jobs like crazy, and this is good news for wages. The latest monthly "Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey" (JOLTS) showed that in December, the total number of quits was 3.1 million, the highest level in a decade, while the quits rate was 2.1%, the highest since April 2008. This rate, which takes the number of quits divided by the number of employees who worked or were paid for work, is one of the labor-market metrics most closely watched by Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen. If people are quitting their jobs, it suggests that they are...
  • New Hampshire (voting results)

    02/09/2016 5:15:43 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/9/2016
    Got this from the Drudgereport site: http://www.cnn.com/election/primaries/states/nh/Rep
  • In final day of campaigning, Trump tries to strike an intimate note

    02/09/2016 4:19:02 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | February 9, 2016 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN)Donald Trump's final day of campaigning in New Hampshire before the state's first-in-the-nation primary marked a notable departure from the candidate's convention-defying campaign. He fielded voters' questions during three intimate town hall forums on Monday. And in a rally that night, Trump veered clear of controversial, headline-grabbing territory. http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/09/politics/donald-trump-new-hampshire-campaigning/index.html
  • Former Mexican President Calderon Says Trump's Idea for Border Wall Is "Stupid", "Useless"

    02/09/2016 3:34:48 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 51 replies
    Short News ^ | 2/9/16
    Former Mexican leader Felipe Calderon says he does not understand why Americans would vote for Donald Trump, calling the Republican presidential candidate "completely crazy" and "not very well-informed". He further explained in the interview with CNBC that the border wall Trump plans to erect if elected is "stupid" and "completely useless". http://www.shortnews.com/start.cfm?id=102632
  • DLL Hijacking Issue Plagues Products like Firefox, Chrome, iTunes, OpenOffice

    02/08/2016 6:41:43 PM PST · by Utilizer · 25 replies
    SOFTPEDIA ^ | Feb 8, 2016 12:00 GMT | Catalin Cimpanu
    Oracle has released new Java installers to fix a well-known security issue (CVE-2016-0603) that also affects a plethora of other applications, from Web browsers to antivirus products, and from file compressors to home cinema software. The problem is called DLL hijacking (or DLL side-loading) and refers to the fact that malware authors can place DLLs of the same name in specific locations on the target's filesystem and have it inadvertently load the malicious DLL instead of the safe one. DLL hijacking is a very well-known issue This type of attack is very old and has been known to many software...
  • Roll up, roll up to the Malware Museum! Run classic DOS viruses in your web browser!

    02/08/2016 2:33:58 PM PST · by dayglored · 12 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 5, 2016 | Chris Williams
    The Internet Archive has opened a new collection dubbed the Malware Museum that lets you run old DOS-era viruses in your web browser. There are 78 samples to play with, all uploaded earlier today and collated by Mikko Hypponen and Jason Scott. The cheesy old code is executed in your browser using a JavaScript version of emulator DOSbox. Much to our delight, there some classics in the museum, particularly Casino. Running these cyber-fossils will take you back to the bad old days when code could do anything it liked on machines -- security wasn't a consideration at all. As such,...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (week of 2-8-16)

    02/08/2016 2:00:15 PM PST · by dynachrome · 18 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 2-8-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Are Electric Cars Really Green? (Video)

    02/08/2016 12:30:59 PM PST · by servo1969 · 25 replies
    Prager University ^ | 2-8-2016 | Bjorn Lomborg
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17xh_VRrnMU Do electric cars really help the environment? President Obama thinks so. So does Leonardo DiCaprio. And many others. The argument goes like this: Regular cars run on gasoline, a fossil fuel that pumps CO2 straight out of the tailpipe and into the atmosphere. Electric cars run on electricity. They don't burn any gasoline at all. No gas; no CO2. In fact, electric cars are often advertised as creating "zero emissions." But do they really? Let's take a closer look. First, there's the energy needed to produce the car. More than a third of the lifetime carbon-dioxide emissions from an...
  • Why fuel prices will stay low for the next decade

    02/08/2016 12:22:58 PM PST · by nascarnation · 29 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 2/8/16 | Chris Bruce
    The top exec at an oil trading company thinks the era of crude trading at over $100 a barrel might never return, and the stuff could remain between $40 and $60 for as long as the next 10 years. "You have to believe that there is a possibility that you will not necessarily go back above $100, you know, ever," Ian Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of Vitol Group BV, told Bloomberg. His company is the world's largest independent oil trader. Instead of any significant increase or decrease, the exec believes crude could hit $45 to $50 a barrel in the...
  • South Bay Businesses Disappointed with Super Bowl Profits

    02/08/2016 11:57:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Feb 7, 2016
    When Santa Clara business owners heard the Super Bowl was headed to the Bay Area, they were understandably excited: With tens of thousands of people swarming Levi’s Stadium for the big game, surely big profits would follow, they assumed. As it turns out, however, sales in the weeks leading up to the Super Bowl has been lackluster at some locations that were counting on a customer uptick. Nga Huynh, the owner of Butter and Zeus, says that the foot traffic has slowed at her location. 'Businesses is a little bit down because of all the road closures,' she said. 'We...
  • Remember Netbooks? Windows 10 makes them good again!

    02/08/2016 9:47:10 AM PST · by dayglored · 23 replies
    The Register ^ | Feb 8, 2016 | Simon Sharwood
    And rather better than a US$35 tablet, if you need a Windows 10 machine lurking around Among the many bizarre and stupid mistakes Microsoft made with Windows 8.x was the decision to require screens to have resolution of at least 1024 x 768. That decision meant that hordes of Netbooks, the very small laptops popular in the late noughties, had no obvious upgrade path from Windows XP to Windows 8.x. Back in November 2013 I therefore tried to figure out how to extend the life of my own Netbook. Along the way I confirmed that Windows 8 was indeed a...
  • Under Sanders, income and jobs would soar, economist says (not satire)

    02/08/2016 9:03:04 AM PST · by Signalman · 97 replies
    cnnmoney ^ | 2/8/2106 | Tami Luhby
    Median income would soar by more than $22,000. Nearly 26 million jobs would be created. The unemployment rate would fall to 3.8%. Those are just a few of the things that would happen if Bernie Sanders became president and his ambitious economic program were put into effect, according to an analysis given exclusively to CNNMoney. The first comprehensive look at the impact of all of Sanders' spending and tax proposals on the economy was done by Gerald Friedman, a University of Massachusetts Amherst economics professor. Friedman found that if Sanders became president -- and was able to push his plan...
  • Dot-Com Bubble 2.0 Is Bursting: Tech Stocks Are Already Down Half A Trillion Dollars Since Mid-2015

    02/07/2016 8:06:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    TEC ^ | 02/07/2016 | Michael Snyder
    Do you remember how much stocks went down when the first dot-com bubble burst? Well, it is happening again, and tech stocks are already down more than half a trillion dollars since the middle of 2015. On Friday, the tech-heavy Nasdaq dropped to its lowest level in more than 15 months, and it has now fallen more than 16 percent from the peak of the market. But of course some of the biggest names have fallen much more than that. Netflix is down 37 percent, Yahoo is down 39 percent, LinkedIn is down 60 percent, and Twitter is down more...
  • Will a Robotized Workplace = Set Quotas for Hiring People?

    02/07/2016 5:08:16 PM PST · by lee martell · 38 replies
    February 7, 2016 | Lee Martell
    We are at the threshold of a society deeply impacted by industrialized robots and AI systems. In a few years, driverless cars may become quite common in America, cutting into the business of human drivers, as with Uber or any Check Cab. Long distance Truck Drivers may be replaced by driverless trucks that never get tired and rarely become confused. Many wealthy people are already obtaining financial planning advice from robotized systems. Our children may be taught by instructional robots that memorize the child's name, face and study habits. My question is where will all these people find work? Will...
  • Europe’s shift to dark green forests stokes global warming—study

    02/07/2016 8:09:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | Thu Feb 4, 2016 2:25pm EST | Alister Doyle
    An expansion of Europe's forests towards dark green conifers has stoked global warming, according to a study on Thursday at odds with a widespread view that planting more trees helps human efforts to slow rising temperatures. Forest changes have nudged Europe's summer temperatures up by 0.12 degree Celsius (0.2 Fahrenheit) since 1750, largely because many nations have planted conifers such as pines and spruce whose dark color traps the sun's heat, the scientists said. Lighter-colored broad-leafed trees, such as oak or birch, reflect more sunlight back into space, but have lost ground to fast-growing conifers, used for everything from building...
  • Helicopter Money Arrives: Switzerland Referendum to Hand Out $2500 Monthly To All Citizens

    01/30/2016 10:12:20 AM PST · by ak267 · 32 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 1-29-2016 | Tyler Durden
    With Citi's chief economist proclaiming "only helicopter money can save the world now," and the Bank of England pre-empting paradropping money concerns, it appears that Australia's largest investment bank's forecast that money-drops were 12-18 months away was too conservative. While The Finns consider a "basic monthly income" for the entire population, Swiss residents are to vote on a countrywide referendum about a radical plan to pay every single adult a guaranteed income of around $2500 per month, with authorities insisting that people will still want to find a job.
  • Hillary: Halt all fossil fuel extraction on federal lands

    02/07/2016 5:40:33 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 2/7/2016 | Dan Calabrese
    If you enjoyed paying $1.59 a gallon for gas this past weekend, understand a few things. To the extent domestic production affects this, the oil industry is mostly gettings its resources on private lands. That's because Obama, while he's happy to take credit for the increased productivity and lower prices, is fighting new leases on federal lands wherever he can. That's how he can reassure his left-wing base he's an enemy of the oil industry while also taking credit for the low prices. But there is some oil being extracted on federal lands, and if that stopped all at once,...
  • Windows 10 Nabs Number 2 Spot Behind Windows 7 among desktop environments

    02/06/2016 5:40:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Sci-Tech Today ^ | 02/06/2016 | Jeff Cozza
    It may have taken awhile, but the market is finally showing Windows 10 some love. Six months after its debut, the latest Microsoft operating system has climbed its way up to the number two spot among desktop environments, according to data from Net Market Share. With 11.85 percent of the market, Windows 10 has finally surpassed third place Windows XP, which still holds 11.42 percent of the desktop market. Neither Windows 10 nor XP comes close to the most popular operating system in the world, which remains Windows 7 with a whopping 52.47 percent of the desktop market. Microsoft ended...
  • Massive Waves at Mavericks, But Titans Surf Contest on Hold Due to Super Bowl 50 Blackout

    02/06/2016 2:18:39 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/6 | Robert Handa
    Despite 20-foot waves with 40-foot faces, this weekend is being treated like a holiday, with blackout dates surrounding the big game in Santa Clara. The huge events surrounding the Super Bowl, as well as the resources needed to accommodate the big game, will leave the Titans of Mavericks Surf contest on the sidelines this week. The Pillar Point Harbor patrol continues to monitor the El Niño-powered waves pounding the Mavericks surf area in Half Moon Bay. Deputy Harbormaster Cary Smith says the 20-foot waves with 40-foot faces would be ideal for the contest. But Thursday is the first day of...
  • Auto Shop 'Cover-Up': Family Left With Thousands of Dollars in Damage After SUV Falls Off Lift

    02/06/2016 1:58:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 2/5 | Bigad Shaban, Kevin Nious and Jeremy Carroll
    An NBC Bay Area Investigation reveals thousands of consumer complaints against auto repair shops are kept secret each year by a California agency created to protect consumers.Albert and Michelle Delao noticed some bizarre changes to their 2002 GMC Yukon after the couple hired an auto shop in San Jose to make a few repairs to the SUV. "When you turn the wheel [there were] cracking noises." Michelle Delao said. "Squeaking noises." The family would later discover that employees at their auto repair shop went to considerable lengths to hide serious damage that was done to the vehicle – more than...
  • Stock Market in 2016 compared to 2008

    02/06/2016 1:38:37 PM PST · by entropy12 · 12 replies
    Feb 06, 2016 | Self
    Chart comparing 2008 market behavior with 2016. But it is still too early in the year and 2016 may not repeat the stock market of 2008.
  • DEVIOUS OBAMACARE LIES FROM MIT ECONOMIST UNRAVELED IN JUST TWO MINUTES (GruberGate in Two Minutes)

    02/06/2016 1:01:39 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 8 replies
    Wedio ^ | 02/06/2016 | SANJAY TOKAS
    MIT economic scientist Jonathan Gruber is a devious liar who got paid millions of taxpayer dollars to help engineer key Obamacare deceptions that got the law passed. The now infamous Gruber helped Obamacare architects exploit "the stupidity of the American voter" to get Obamacare passed, a law which is now causing health insurance rates to skyrocket across the nation. --SNIP-- Up until the day Gruber was caught on video explaining how stupid the American voters were, democrats all but fell over each other in a race to heap praise upon Gruber as an economic genius. This is all part of...
  • Saudi Chemist Invents New Medical Technique

    02/06/2016 11:12:47 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    Arab News ^ | Tuesday 2 February 2016
    A Saudi woman has used her expertise in chemistry to develop a new device that can carry drugs to points of inflammation in the body. Ghada Mutlaq Al-Mutairi, 39, who currently lives in the United States and holds a doctorate in chemical engineering, works at the University of California. She received a $3 million global innovation award from HIN, the largest organization supporting scientific research in the United States. Her device, which was recognized as one of the four most important inventions by the United States Congress in 2012, provides a way to penetrate the body, detect inflammation, and provide...
  • Can slow creep along thrust faults help forecast megaquakes?

    02/06/2016 10:36:54 AM PST · by JimSEA · 9 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 2/4/2016 | University of California
    In Japan and areas like the Pacific Northwest where megathrust earthquakes are common, scientists may be able to better forecast large quakes based on periodic increases and decreases in the rate of slow, quiet slipping along the fault. This hope comes from a new study by Japanese and UC Berkeley seismologists, looking at the more than 1,000-kilimeter-long fault off northeast Japan where the devastating 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake originated, generating a tsunami that killed thousands. There, the Pacific Plate is trundling under the Japan plate, not only causing megaquakes like the magnitude 9 in 2011, but giving rise to a chain...
  • World's tallest skyscraper will be a MILE HIGH and twice as tall as the Burj

    02/06/2016 8:00:44 AM PST · by upchuck · 66 replies
    The Sun ^ | circa Feb 5, 2016 | Hanna Alberts
    Plans are underway to build a MILE-HIGH skyscraper in Japan. If approved the huge tower would be the tallest building in the world, dwarfing the current record-holder, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai which is half as tall at 2,717ft (828m). Located in Tokyo Bay, an inlet southeast of the city proper, the plan - dubbed Next Tokyo - wouldn't just be a single massive building, but if approved would emerge as a mini city designed to combat climate change. Envisioned as part of Tokyo's effort to protect itself from rising tides, Next Tokyo would feature a chain of man-made,...
  • Canalsys: Apple shipped over 12 million Apple Watches in 2015:

    02/05/2016 7:42:26 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 34 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | February 5, 2016 | Canalys
    Canalys: Apple shipped over 12 million Apple Watches in 2015: Two-thirds of all smart watches sold in 2015 Apple dominated the smart watch market in 2015, accounting for over 12 million units and two-thirds of all shipments according to Canalys estimates. Samsung placed a distant second in Q4. Pebble trailed in third and Huawei came fourth. Basic bands exceeded 37 million shipments for the year. Fitbit set a quarterly shipments record as it comfortably led the category. Xiaomi held second place, shipping 12 million Mi Bands during 2015. “Cashing in on holiday sales, Apple managed to rack up over five...
  • Brett Favre a shoo-in for Pro Football Hall of Fame

    02/05/2016 7:01:34 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 14 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 05 FEBRUARY 2016 | WBAY.COM
    It's the definition of a "sure thing." The next class of the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be announced Saturday, and former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre is sure to be inducted. It's #4's first time on the Pro Football Hall of Fame ballot, but his stats and stature make him a shoo-in. "Nothing is ever a lock, but I am honored to be here," Favre told NFL Network. "I never dreamed of MVP, I never dreamed of the Hall of Fame, I dreamed of playing. And running out with my helmet off, like I did in the...
  • Starbucks 'Gender Wall' Collapses; Women Barred

    02/05/2016 2:58:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Sunday, January 31, 2016
    Women told to send in their drivers insteadSaudi Arabia’s religious police barred women from entering a Starbucks coffee shop after a gender-separating wooden wall collapsed many times under customer stampedes, a newspaper reported on Sunday. Women going to the café in the capital Riyadh were surprised to find a board placed at the door, telling them to keep out of the place. The Arabic language daily 'Al Weaam' said the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice, the most influential law enforcing authority in the conservative Gulf Kingdom, ordered the café’s management not to admit women....
  • ESPN: AGENT DROPS TROUBLED FOOTBALL STAR JOHNNY MANZIEL

    02/05/2016 1:17:25 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies
    ABC 13 HOUSTON ^ | 05 FEBRUARY 2016 | ABC 13 HOUSTON
    In the latest development in the Johnny Manziel saga, his agent released a statement Friday saying he is cutting ties with the Cleveland Browns quarterback. "It is with deep regret that, after several emotional and very personal discussions with his family, his doctors and my client himself, I have made the decision to terminate my professional relationship with Johnny Manziel," agent Erik Burkhardt said in a statement.
  • BOY, 8, ATTEMPTS TO ROB STORE WITH MOM'S LOADED GUN

    02/05/2016 1:10:05 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 05 FEBRUARY 2016 | ABC 7 CHICAGO
    WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- An 8-year-old is accused of stealing his mother's loaded gun and trying to rob a grocery store in Florida. The boy is seen on surveillance video during the attempted robbery. He rode his bicycle to the store and is still wearing his helmet when he goes inside. He walked around for about a minute. Authorities say he then pulled the gun, approached the cashier and a store employee told station WPBF he demanded money. Another employee managed to take the gun from him. WPBF reports the gun was loaded, but no bullet was in the...
  • Scammers target supermarket self-checkout lines

    02/05/2016 1:04:35 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    WTSP.COM | 05 FEBRUARY 2016 | 10 NEWS TAMPA BAY
    http://www.wtsp.com/story/money/2016/02/05/scammers-target-supermarket-self-checkout-lines/79865294/
  • Police focus on child sex predators in Wisconsin Dells

    02/05/2016 1:00:52 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 05 FEBRUARY 2016 | WISN.COM
    WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. --It's a popular Wisconsin tourist destination, but police say it is also attractive to child predators. The Wisconsin Dells, billed as the Waterpark Capital of the World, boasts more than 4 million visitors each year. But it could also be swimming with unfavorable clientele. WISN 12 News obtained video from Lake Delton police showing Pedro Esquivias floating in a wave pool at Mt. Olympus. Police said he was targeting sisters that were 12 and 19 years old. They said when the big waves hit, so did he. Prosecutors charged him with felony sexual assault of a child....
  • Apple now accepting your banged-up iPhone

    02/05/2016 12:46:46 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 5, 2016 2:28 PM EST
    Apple for the first time is accepting banged up iPhones as a trade-in from those wanting to upgrade. Until now, Apple offered credit to iPhone owners only if the device had an intact screen and working buttons. Apple hopes that with more leeway, applicable only to iPhone 5 and later models, more people will upgrade to new iPhones. ...
  • Google And Samsung At War Over Ads

    02/05/2016 10:29:40 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 1 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 4, 2015 | Ian Morris
    Samsung launched an Ad Blocker for its phones on the Google Play store called Adblock Fast earlier this week. Google has since pulled the app, claiming that it's in breach of the developer agreement. Specifically section 4.4, which prevents apps from messing with third-party services. It reads: You agree that you will not engage in any activity with the Store, including the development or distribution of Products, that interferes with, disrupts, damages or accesses in an unauthorised manner the devices, servers, networks or other properties or services of any third party including, but not limited to, Android users, Google or...
  • If Bill Gates really wants to help education…..

    02/05/2016 10:22:34 AM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 15 replies
    linkedin.com/pulse ^ | Jan 5, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Bill Gates is one of Americas greatest business geniuses. But when he turned to education, his magic touch vanished. He is now known as the man who squandered several billion dollars trying to foist Common Core on a combattive public. Indeed, Common Core is so unpopular that its very mention quickly doomed Jeb Bushs presidential campaign. Today, Donald Trump casually promises that he will get rid of it forever; and audiences cheer. Why Bill Gates felt he should promote this thing is a major mystery. Here is a possible theory. When a tycoon decides he wants to help public schools,...
  • Yes, Ted Cruz Is A Natural Born Citizen

    01/10/2016 10:01:39 AM PST · by raptor22 · 194 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 10, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Even Donald Trump thought so, at least before Ted Cruz slipped past him to top the Iowa polls. As recently as last August Trump was saying all the legal people he talked to vouched for Ted Cruz’s eligibility to be president. As ABC News reported The Donald’s flip-flop: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has reversed his position on Ted Cruz’s eligibility to run for president, now saying his Canadian birthplace shouldn’t disqualify him.
  • Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White dead at 74

    02/04/2016 3:05:22 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 83 replies
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | 04 FEBRUARY 2016 | FOX NEWS
    NEW YORK – Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like "September," ''Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said. White, who was 74, suffered from Parkinson's Disease and had retreated from the public even as the band he founded kept performing.
  • Clippers owner Steve Ballmer says Blake Griffin will face some consequences

    02/04/2016 12:37:06 PM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 5, 2016 | Dylan Hernandez
    ... In his first interview since Blake Griffin punched out the team's assistant equipment manager, the Clippers owner [Steve Ballmer] sounded as if he was prepared to discipline his All-Star forward. Asked Wednesday night if he felt it necessary for the Clippers to take the kind of action that would represent what they stand for, Ballmer didn't hesitate. "There need to be consequences," he said. "It's the right thing to do." ...
  • Turbotax tech support - worst ever?

    02/04/2016 11:52:55 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 21 replies
    Vanity | 04 Feb 2016 | Oshkalaboomboom
    I tried my first E-file using Turbotax a few days ago. It gave me an error right away over my wife's 2 measly pension payouts from England which total about $1400. The problem is that there is no Employer Identification Number (EIN) for the 2 funds. When we mailed in our returns this was never a problem, we always got our refunds and have never been questioned over it. I couldn't find an answer on the Turbotax website so I did a generic workaround by putting 11-111111 as the EIN. That let me efile but a day later they both...
  • Roger Goodell: Women will interview for open executive jobs

    02/04/2016 10:41:24 AM PST · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    ESPN ^ | February 4, 2016 | Jane McManus
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is going to institute a Rooney Rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at NFL Women's Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to listen to a slate of speakers on issues affecting women in sports.
  • On the biased nature of the media: Apple vs. Alphabet in the ‘most valuable company’ race

    02/04/2016 9:52:34 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Thursday, February 4, 2016 · 9:28 am
    Currently, the market value of Apple Inc. is $534.22 billion. The market value of Alphabet Inc. (Google) is $499.67. That's a gap of $34.55 billion or, in other words, right around $8 billion more than the current value of Sony Corp. Let's pause here to let that fact really sink in. Okay, now after being momentarily eclipsed due to the vagaries of the market, which generated a veritable avalanche of news articles, Apple quickly reassumed the throne as the world's most valuable company. You'd think this would be big news. Or at least equally as big. Close to as big?...
  • True scale of Apple’s spaceship campus revealed in new flyover video

    02/04/2016 12:24:27 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 46 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | February 3, 2016 | By Trevor Mogg
    In the latest drone flyover video of Apple's so-called "spaceship" campus, the true scale of the ambitious project has never been clearer. The footage, uploaded to YouTube this week by drone enthusiast Duncan Sinfield, shows that the gargantuan circular structure is moving steadily toward completion, with significant progress made in the last five months alone. The swish new headquarters will become the workplace of some 14,000 Apple employees when it opens its doors toward the end of this year or early next. Besides the main building, the footage also gives us a look at what'll be the circular entrance to...
  • CBO: Obamacare Costs to Increase in 2016 As Millions More Get Subsidized Insurance

    02/03/2016 9:17:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 2, 2016 | 4:40 PM EST | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Taxpayers will have to shell out an estimated $18 billion more to subsidize Obamacare in 2016 despite lower than expected enrollment in the health care exchanges, according to a forecast by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO). In its latest 10-year economic forecast, CBO predicted that 13 million Americans would purchase health insurance through the Obamacare exchanges in 2016, with 11 million of them receiving government subsidies to help pay for their premiums. But that figure is 40 percent lower than the 21 million enrollees CBO predicted last year would sign up. ...
  • Apple hit with $626 million damages in patent case

    02/03/2016 8:38:45 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    Computerworld New Zealand ^ | 04 February, 2016 09:20 | Martyn Williams (IDG News Service)
    A jury in the Eastern District of Texas found for patent licensing company Virnet X A jury in Texas has decided Apple must pay $626 million for infringing four patents held by a Nevada-based patent licensing company. The patents cover technology used in Apple's VPN on Demand software back to 2009, its FaceTime messaging system back to 2010, and its iMessage software. The trial follows one in 2012 in which Apple was found to infringe on Virnet X patents but managed to overturn the verdict on appeal. On Wednesday, a jury in the Eastern District of Texas found for VirnetX...
  • Abortion Providers Argue For Back Alley Abortions

    02/03/2016 7:28:05 PM PST · by Morgana · 1 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | February 3, 2016 | Mailee Smith
    When the Supreme Court reviews the Texas abortion case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (formerly Cole), abortion providers’ deadly game will have prompted a discussion about what is more important: “access” to the current back alley of abortion now offered by an industry that puts profits over people, or commonsense health and safety standards the Court has historically supported. The stakes are high—life and death—and encompass more than whether the Texas provisions in House Bill (HB) 2 are constitutional. To be sure, the law Texas passed in 2013—requiring abortion clinics to meet commonsense health and safety standards and requiring abortion...
  • A Simple Guide for Buying and Carrying a Self-Defense Handgun

    02/03/2016 5:41:11 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 50 replies
    KEEP AND BEAR ARMS ^ | UNKNOWN | BRIAN PUCKETT
    You might be a woman looking for your first self-defense handgun. Or you might be a lifelong "gun person" that people come to for advice about guns. Either way this article is for you. Every day, people who have never owned any sort of gun -- perhaps have never even shot one -- decide to get a self-defense handgun. They aren't gun people, they aren't going to become gun people, they aren't going to hunt or target shoot, they aren't going to practice a lot. But they want a home-defense handgun, and they want one suitable for concealed carry if...