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  • New Steve Jobs biopic is shaping up to be Apple’s worst nightmare

    07/02/2015 10:25:07 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 27 replies
    Venture Beats ^ | July 2, 2015 | by Chris O'Brien
    Above: Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs. Image Credit: Universal After mounting a campaign earlier this year to burnish the legend of Steve Jobs, Apple insiders will likely be tearing out what’s left of their hair when a new biopic is released in October.The first official trailer released yesterday for Steve Jobs depicts the legend in full jerk mode. Humiliating employees, alienating cofounder Steve Wozniak, and denying paternity of his daughter, Lisa.Starring Michael Fassbender as Jobs and Seth Rogen as Wozniak, every frame of the two-minute trailer shows us an arrogant, smug Jobs.The portrayal shouldn’t be surprising given that the script was written by Aaron Sorkin and...
  • New Bubble Wrap is losing its pop

    07/02/2015 10:24:53 AM PDT · by dware · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 07.02.2015 | Wyatt Massey
    (CNN)Stuffed beside the terrible birthday gift your grandma mailed was always the one redemption: Bubble Wrap. That instantly amusing piece of packaging is losing its pop -- literally. Sealed Air, the company that created the material in 1960, introduced a version that will no longer pop, according to the Wall Street Journal. Instead, air will shift in columns of bubbles.
  • Donald Trump's Miss USA Saved by Reelz After Getting Dropped by Univision and NBC

    07/02/2015 8:38:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Ace Showbiz ^ | 07/02/2015
    Miss USA pageant is rescued by Reelz. The annual beauty competition which is held by Miss Universe organization partly owned by Donald Trump was previously dropped by Univision and then NBC after the real estate tycoon made derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants. "The decision on the part of REELZ to acquire the rights to the Miss USA pageant was based on our belief that this special event, and the women who compete in it, are an integral part of American tradition," says Reelz's CEO Stan E. Hubbard in a statement. "As one of only a few independent networks, we decided...
  • ‘Terminator Genisys’ Review: Nonsense and Insensibility

    07/02/2015 4:31:06 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 25 replies
    Terminator Genisys” tries to squeeze blood from a corpse, and the ghastliness isn’t confined to its star. At least Arnold Schwarzenegger has clearly been assigned the task of comic relief as the guardian robot who is now called Pops by the heroine he was sent from the future to guard. The whole thing is moribund, notwithstanding vast spasms of action gibberish, and despite the intricacies of good and bad outcomes that have been plotted on alternate timelines. On an alternate line with a better outcome, this movie, which was directed by Alan Taylor, would never have been produced. Yet here...
  • National Review Editor: Sorry, Donald Trump Has a Point

    07/02/2015 3:45:45 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 1, 2015 | From Rich Lowry, Editor of National Review, at Politico Magazine:
    I was skeptical that Trump was really running, but now that the boats are burned behind him, watch out. He is set to be Herman Cain squared — an early-nominating-season phenomenon with a massive media megaphone. As for his instantly notorious Mexico comments, they did more to insult than to illuminate, yet there was a kernel in them that hit on an important truth that typical politicians either don’t know or simply fear to speak. “When Mexico sends its people,” Trump said, “they’re not sending their best.” This is obviously correct. We aren’t raiding the top 1 percent of Mexicans...
  • You can now use any Android app on your Mac w/ BlueStacks App Player

    07/01/2015 11:34:19 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | July 1, 2015
    Crossy Road on Mac with BlueStacks BlueStacks, a free desktop Android emulator that lets users play any mobile game or app on the big screen with a mouse and keyboard, has mostly been limited to PC users until today. But Mac users are about to get access to the software that the company says already has around 90 million users on Windows. While the app arrived briefly as an alpha release of Mac users back in 2012, this morning the company is launching an official release of the popular BlueStacks App Player software for Mac for the first time, allowing...
  • Sorry, Donald Trump Has A Point

    07/01/2015 5:15:19 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 18 replies
    Politico.com ^ | July 01, 2015 | By RICH LOWRY
    You are hardly a name-brand company if you haven’t dumped Donald Trump over the past seven days. NBC, Univision and Macy’s have all thrown The Donald under the bus, in the heaviest blow to schlock culture in this country since the cancellation of “Jersey Shore.” The carnage ranges widely across media, encompassing reality TV (“Celebrity Apprentice”), entertainment properties (the Miss USA Pageant), fashion (the Donald J. Trump Signature Collection) and even fragrance (Success by Trump). Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2015/07/sorry-donald-trump-has-a-point-119662.html#ixzz3egkMtgyz
  • This 22-Year-Old Really, Really, Really Wants Donald Trump to Be Our Next President

    07/01/2015 5:06:21 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 24 replies
    New Republic ^ | July 1st, 2015 | By Elspeth Reeve
    Donald Trump is loud, rude, insincere; he’s already had three fake runs for president; he’s selling himself as a business genius but has declared bankruptcy four times; his three marriages have been tabloid fodder; he once suggested his daughter was so hot he’d date her if they weren’t related. His greatest success in his last fake campaign was compelling President Barack Obama to release his birth certificate, which the Obama campaign put on a commemorative T-shirt. A remark at his official campaign launch about undocumented Mexican immigrants—“They're bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good...
  • Anyone here looking at precious metals stocks? (vanity)

    07/01/2015 4:09:01 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    July 1, 2015 | me
    Some precious metals funds I've been following are approaching lows not seen since 2002. China is buying gold. Russia is buying gold. India is buying gold. Yet these mining stocks continue to fall. I'm thinking this might be a buying opportunity. But I'm usually wrong. And ideas from the FR market sages?
  • Pizza Farms Offer Reverse Twist In Farm-To-Table Movement

    07/01/2015 4:06:53 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    WCCO.COM ^ | 01 JULY 2015 | AP
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As the farm-to-table movement connects more consumers with local farmers, some farms have shortened the distance between the plow and the plate. They’re inviting customers over for pizza. On Wednesday nights when the weather is nice, Pat and Tammy Winter serve well over 200 pizzas to guests at their Red Barn Farm near Northfield, about an hour south of Minneapolis. Customers make a picnic out of it, setting up chairs and tables outside the 101-year-old barn and packing in soda, beer and wine. Children chase the chickens and pet the horses while their families wait for pizzas...
  • WATCH: Dramatic New Trailer for "Steve Jobs" Biopic

    07/01/2015 3:57:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 7/1 | Tamara Palmer
    A new trailer for the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic reveals dramatic family and business conflicts. Jobs, portrayed by Michael Fassbender, is seen throughout the trailer dealing with recognizing and building a relationship with his daughter Lisa Brennan-Jobs. Writer Aaron Sorkin told The Verge that Jobs' daughter, who consulted with him on the script, is the heroine of the film. The Danny Boyle-directed flim – called simply “Steve Jobs” – is scheduled to debut in theaters on October 9.
  • Fake Zamzam Seized in Makkah Warehouse Raid

    07/01/2015 3:51:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Saudi Gazette ^ | Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Badea Abu Al-Naja
    Makkah municipality seized about 3,500 gallons of fake Zamzam from a warehouse in Al-Kaakiya neighborhood in Makkah. The raid also involved secret police and other related departments. Officials seized fake Zamzam stickers that were placed on these gallons. A number of people of different nationalities were arrested. Head of the market department at the municipality, Muhammad Al-Osaimi, said that the demand on Zamzam water during Ramadan increase and as such people take advantage and fill Zamzam containers with water from unknown source. He said that the municipality teams work around-the-clock to check on any violations of health and security regulations.
  • US Vaccine Researcher Sentenced to Prison for Fraud

    07/01/2015 3:13:54 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Nature ^ | 01 July 2015 | Sara Reardonc
    The case of Dong-Pyou Han illustrates the uneven nature of penalties for scientific misconduct.Rare is the scientist who goes to prison on research misconduct charges. But on 1 July, Dong-Pyou Han, a former biomedical scientist at Iowa State University in Ames, was sentenced to 57 months for fabricating and falsifying data in HIV vaccine trials. Han has also been fined US$7.2 million and will be subject to three years of supervised release after he leaves prison. His case had a higher profile than most, attracting interest from a powerful US senator. Han’s harsh sentence raises questions about how alleged...
  • Athens On The Potomac - It Could Never Happen Here, Right?

    07/01/2015 2:58:16 PM PDT · by freddy005 · 6 replies
    With all the chaos unravelling in Greece, Congress would be wise to do what it takes to avoid reaching Greek debt levels. But it’s not a matter of sticking to the status quo and avoiding bad decisions that would put the budget on a Greek-like path, because the budget is on that path already. A quarter-century ago, Greek debt levels were roughly 75 percent of Greece’s economy — about equal to what the U.S. has now. As of 2014, Greek debt levels are about 177 percent of national GDP. Now, the country is considering defaulting on its loans and uncertainty...
  • Toyota’s new hydrogen-powered car has a record-setting range

    07/01/2015 2:37:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/01/2015 | Graham Rapier
    Toyota has been very vocal about its lofty plans for the new Mirai. After severing ties with Tesla in 2014, Toyota has shifted its focus toward fuel cells and away from all-electric cars. On Wednesday, Toyota announced that the Mirai had achieved an EPA-estimated range of 312 miles. That’s the longest range of any zero-emission vehicle on the market today, including electric vehicles. “Toyota realized in the early 90’s that electrification was key to the future of the automobile,” said Toyota’s North America CEO Jim Lentz in a statement “Just as the Prius introduced hybrid-electric vehicles to millions of customers...
  • The Lost Confederados (Southerners and Southern culture flourishing in Brazil)

    07/01/2015 2:14:57 PM PDT · by Javeth · 8 replies
    Garden & Gun ^ | Sept/October 2008 | Gary Hawkins
    Why thousands of Southerners fled to Brazil after the Civil War, why they stayed, and why their descendants still remember I set out from rural North Carolina where folks drink beer, eat barbecue, and listen to Skynyrd on the local classic rock station, flew ten hours to São Paulo, took a cab eighty miles north through a pleasant stretch of Brazilian countryside, and exited onto a dirt road that wound through endless fields of sugarcane before delivering me here to the Cemitério do Campo, where I’ve just stepped through the gate to find folks drinking beer, eating barbecue, and listening...
  • Jim Carrey calls Gov. Brown a 'fascist' for signing new vaccination law

    07/01/2015 11:42:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 1, 2015 | By Veronica Rocha
    California Gov says yes to poisoning more children with mercury and aluminum in manditory vaccines,” he said. “This corporate fascist must be stopped.” He went on to say the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is corrupt because they “can’t solve a problem they helped start.” Carrey, who lives in Los Angeles, said he does not oppose vaccines, but is rather “anti-neurotoxin.” He believes vaccines should be free of chemicals and certain compounds, such as mercury and thimerosal. “All we are saying is, 'Take the neurotoxins out of the vaccines.' Make them toxin free. History will show that that...
  • Pom-pom pay: California bill gives cheerleaders minimum wage

    07/01/2015 10:41:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 1, 2015 12:07 PM EDT | Sudhin Thanawala
    They boost their teams from the sidelines and promote them by appearing in calendars and at fan events, but some sports cheerleaders say they are still not considered team employees and are paid what amounts to less than minimum wage. California legislation believed to be the first of its kind in the nation is set to change that. The bill approved by the state Senate on Monday and sent to the governor for his signature would require that cheerleaders be paid at least minimum wage and overtime and sick leave if they work for professional sports teams based in California....
  • Vanity: TV Land Getting SLAMMED on Facebook for Pulling Dukes

    07/01/2015 9:47:59 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 52 replies
    TV Land is getting SLAMMED for pulling the Dukes! It is amazing to see good people mobilize and give TV Land the criticism deserves. They will lose money over this.. and it's well deserved. When you go against your customers, like Mcdonalds did, prepare to lose millions and millions of dollars. Couldn't have happened to a more deserving network.
  • WATCH: First Trailer for Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’

    07/01/2015 7:26:45 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/30/15 | Daniel Nussbaum
    The first trailer for Oliver Stone’s Snowden biopic premiered online Tuesday, and while the short teaser offers literally nothing in the way of footage from the movie, its tone hints at the direction that Stone is going to take with his film. “Army recruit at 20,” the trailer begins as a slowed-down version of “This Little Light of Mine” plays ominously in the background. “Joined CIA at 22.” “NSA Contractor at 26.” “By Age 29.” “The Most Wanted Man in the World.” The words are interspersed with close-up shots of a dirtied American flag, revealed at the end to be...
  • Iowa poll: After New Hampshire, Trump takes second place

    07/01/2015 4:35:31 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 23 replies
    Gant Daily / CNN ^ | July 1 2015
    Whatever New Hampshire saw in Donald Trump, it looks like Iowa is seeing it too. After taking second place in the latest New Hampshire polls, Trump is also claiming the silver in Iowa — where he traveled hot off his announcement — claiming 10% of support among likely caucus-goers, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday. http://www.gantdaily.com/2015/07/01/iowa-poll-after-new-hampshire-trump-takes-second-place/
  • POLL: Nearly Half Of Ed Schultz Viewers Agree With Trump’s Comments On Illegals [VIDEO]

    07/01/2015 3:52:38 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 13 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 30 2015 | Christian Datoc
    The same day NBC cut ties with Donald Trump for making derogatory comments about Mexican immigrants, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz revealed Monday on “The Ed Show” that nearly half his audience actually agreed with the Republican presidential candidate. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2015/06/30/poll-nearly-half-of-ed-schultz-viewers-agree-with-trumps-comments-on-illegals-video/#ixzz3edULMbSe
  • Liberal kalifornians arguing about their water shortage

    06/30/2015 9:59:02 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 14 replies
    It's a musician's forum but they talk about current events and politics, without really talking about politics. They're discussing the current water shortage and are dancing around the real issues, viz. moonbeam inviting the entire third world into the state and the fact that the "environmentalists" (who I suspect of actually following some primitive stone aged religion attaching spiritual significance to a turtle) are determined to return civilization to wilderness. Unbelievable. Liberals are truly insane. Discussion here.
  • Survey: 75% of businesses plan to adopt Windows 10 within first two years

    06/30/2015 7:12:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    First Post ^ | 06/29/2015
    An overwhelming 96 percent IT professionals said they’re interested in Windows 10, with 60 percent stating that their IT department has already evaluated a preview version, according to a survey conducted by Spiceworks. The survey of over 500 IT professionals said that nearly all respondents expressed at least some interest in Windows 10 – (96 percent), to be exact. "But based on their patterns of adoption for OSes in general, it’s fair to say that being interested doesn’t necessarily mean they’re booking flights, at least not right away. When we asked IT pros why they typically start using a new...
  • Warning: Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi key with your friends' friends (and FB friends, and...)

    06/30/2015 7:07:24 PM PDT · by dayglored · 46 replies
    The Register ^ | June 30, 2015 | Simon Rockman
    A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a security risk: it shares access to password-protected Wi-Fi networks with the user's contacts. So giving a wireless password to one person grants access to everyone who knows them. That includes their Outlook.com (nee Hotmail) contacts, Skype contacts and, with an opt-in, their Facebook friends. There is method in the Microsoft madness – it saves having to shout across the office or house “what’s the Wi-Fi password?” – but ease of use has to be tamed with security. If you wander close to a wireless network, and your friend knows the password,...
  • Apple today release OS X Yosemite v10.10.4 Update which is recommended Yosemite users

    06/30/2015 6:06:55 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 12 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | June 30, 2015
    Apple today release OS X Yosemite v10.10.4 Update which is recommended for all OS X Yosemite users. The OS X Yosemite v10.10.4 update improves the stability, compatibility, and security of your Mac.This update: • Improves networking reliability • Improves Migration Assistant reliability • Addresses an issue that prevented some external displays from functioning properly • Improves the reliability of upgrading iPhoto and Aperture libraries to Photos • Improves reliability when syncing photos and videos to iCloud Photo Library • Addresses an issue that could cause Photos to unexpectedly quit after importing some Lecia DNG files • Resolves an issue that could delay outgoing email messages in Mail...
  • US Military's Hypersonic Jet Could Fly 5 Times the Speed of Sound

    06/30/2015 1:54:10 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    www.livescience.com ^ | June 30, 2015 07:14am ET | by Elizabeth Howell
    The U.S. military is reportedly developing a hypersonic jet plane that could soar at up to five times the speed of sound — faster than a bullet, which generally travels at Mach 2, or twice the speed of sound. The new hypersonic vehicle, which could take flight by 2023, builds upon research from a 2013 test flight of an experimental hypersonic vehicle, the X-51A Waverider, according to Military.com. The $300 million X-51A program began in 2004. The program's final test flight occurred May 1, 2013, when the unmanned Waverider reached a top speed of Mach 5.1 (more than five times...
  • $357,750: NIH Funds Research for App to Promote Exercise for Marijuana Users

    06/30/2015 1:05:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | June 30, 2015 | 12:30 PM EDT | Melanie Hunter
    Could an app motivate marijuana users to exercise? The National Institutes of Health is giving $357,750 in taxpayer dollars through its National Institute on Drug Abuse to State University of New York at Buffalo to find out. “Currently, marijuana (MJ) is the most popular illicit drug, but there are few effective interventions to help young adults (age 18 to 25 years) to reduce their MJ intake and avoid negative consequences, including dependence,” the grant noted. “This study will develop and initially test an intervention [personalized feedback on MJ use + a smartphone app to promote exercise/physical activity (PA) as a...
  • Apple conspired to fix e-book prices: U.S. appeals court

    06/30/2015 12:35:49 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 30, 2015 | MIKE SEGAR
    A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld a judge's ruling that Apple Inc (AAPL.O) had conspired with five publishers to increase e-book prices, in a win for the U.S. Justice Department. By a 2-1 vote, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that the conspiracy violated federal antitrust law, and that the judge acted properly two years ago in imposing an injunction to prevent a recurrence. The ruling would force Apple to pay consumers $450 million under a 2014 settlement of a class action with 33 state attorneys general and lawyers, unless it files another appeal and wins....
  • Samsung develops lithium-ion battery with nearly double the life

    06/30/2015 12:08:20 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | 06-30-2015 | Bob Yirka
    A team of researches affiliated with Samsung's Advanced Institute of Technology, along with colleagues from other institutions in Korea has found a way to greatly extend lithium-ion battery life. In their paper published in the journal Nature Communications, the team describes their new technique and the results they achieved using it. Consumers want their phone batteries to last longer—that is no secret, and battery life has been extended, but mostly due to improved efficiency of the electronics that depend on it. Researchers at phone companies and elsewhere have been working hard to find a way to get more power out...
  • China Makes It Official, Launches The Bank That Humiliated Washington

    06/30/2015 10:22:19 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6-30-15 | Tyler Durden
    In March, China was “handed a propaganda coup” (to use WSJ’s words), when the UK decided, in the face of loud protestations from Washington, to support Beijing’s efforts to launch a new development bank aimed at filling the gaps left by traditional post-war multilateral institutions such as the IMF and the ADB. The US claims it has concerns about governance and adherence to international norms around corruption and environmental protocol, but as even the most casual observers are well aware, the real concern in Washington (and in Tokyo) is that China will use the bank as an instrument of...
  • Cruz: Trump Doesn’t Need to Take Back Comments About Mexican Illegals (Fox News, from Breitbart)

    06/30/2015 5:40:39 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 Jun 2015 | by Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 96% stood up for fellow GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on Fox and Friends Tuesday morning. “When it comes to Donald Trump, I like Donald Trump. I think he’s terrific, I think he’s brash, I think he speaks the truth. and I think NBC is engaging in political correctness that is silly and that is wrong. I don’t think you should apologize for speaking out about the problem that is illegal immigration,” Cruz said. Cruz joined Fox News to discuss his new book, but was asked about Trump’s comments about illegal immigration, made...
  • Ted Cruz stands up for Donald Trump 100%, on Fox News

    06/30/2015 4:50:54 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 66 replies
    Fox News Channel | June 30, 2015
    Well done Ted Cruz.
  • Sean Hannity: Trump's remarks not 'racially tinged'

    06/30/2015 4:08:08 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/30/15 6:36 AM EDT | By Adam B. Lerner
    Fox News host Sean Hannity defended Donald Trump Monday, saying the billionaire businessman’s comments about Mexican immigrants weren’t “racially tinged” as many critics have alleged. “Floor-to-ceiling drugs confiscated by people crossing our southern border,” said Hannity on his radio show Monday. “You want to talk about crime? Well, what do you think — who’s coming from Latin America and Mexico? Are they rich, successful Mexicans, Nicaraguans, El Salvador residents? No! Why would they leave if they’re so successful?” Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/06/sean-hannity-defends-donald-trump-119574.html#ixzz3eXhMJt5N
  • Miss Kansas: ‘Unfair’ to hurt Miss USA pageant for Donald Trump’s speech

    06/29/2015 6:23:19 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 32 replies
    The Kansas City Star ^ | June 29, 2015 | By LISA GUTIERREZ
    Miss Kansas Alexis Railsback of Shawnee is in Baton Rouge, La., for the Miss USA pageant, which will be July 12. Thanks to NBC’s decision on Monday not to broadcast the pageant, the trip of a lifetime is shrouded in controversy. Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/stargazing/article25773886.html#storylink=cpy
  • French Economy In "Dire Straits", "Worse Than Anyone Can Imagine", Leaked NSA Cable Reveals (2012)

    06/29/2015 5:19:28 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 27 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6-29-15 | Zero Hedge
    French Finance Minister Says Economy in Dire Straits, Predicts Two Atrocious Years Ahead (TS//SI//NF) (TS//SI//NF) The French economic situation is worse than anyone can imagine and drastic measures will have to be taken in the next 2 years, according to Finance, Economy, and Trade Minister Pierre Moscovici. On 19 July, Moscovici, under pressure to reestablish a preretirement unemployment supplement known as the AER, warned that the situation is dire. Upon learning that there are no funds available for the AER, French Senator Martial Bourquin warned Moscovici that without the AER program the ruling Socialist Party will have a rough time...
  • Donald Trump names NH co-chairman (Interesting quote ... "clamoring for Trump bumper stickers")

    06/29/2015 4:47:55 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | June 29. 2015 | By DAN TUOHY
    A freshman state representative will be named state co-chairman for Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign. Rep. Fred Doucette, R-Salem, said he is excited to work for Trump as the real estate mogul seeks the Republican nomination. - See more at: http://www.unionleader.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20150629/NEWS0605/150629003/-1/sports0101#sthash.Fcsuooj1.dpuf
  • U.S. Supreme Court lets Oracle press case that Google copied Java in rush to make Android

    06/29/2015 3:36:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 15 replies
    Mac Daily Newsws ^ | Jun 29, 2015 6:32 AM PDT
  • NBC wants to play hardball? EVERYONE do NOT turn to any channel with NBC on it.

    06/29/2015 3:18:07 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 78 replies
    29 June 2015 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Quit watching NBC, period. Everyone. Have some backbone and self discipline. Quit watching that network. Permanently, no matter what. I do not watch nor will I ever watch it again.
  • SpaceX reviewing mountains of data to figure out why its rocket exploded

    06/29/2015 2:49:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    L A Times ^ | Christine Mai-Duc
    As of early Monday morning, founder Elon Musk tweeted, no cause had been determined after ”several thousand engineering-hours” of review, meaning more than 100 engineers were working to investigate the problem. Investigators were using software to recover the "final milliseconds" before the explosion, he tweeted. Officials have said that all nine of the rocket’s engines had fired normally and that the rocket's trajectory was “right on target.” The Dragon capsule, which contained the cargo, was “healthy” and sending data back for “some time” after the incident, officials said. The rocket was about 28 miles above Earth when it broke up....
  • The Trump Card

    06/29/2015 1:19:55 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 34 replies
    US News and World Report ^ | June 29, 2015 | By Peter Roff
    Those who think Donald Trump’s bid for the Republican presidential nomination is little more than an ego trip, super-sized, should probably reconsider. The bombastic billionaire from the five boroughs ranks just behind the little man from the Monopoly game when it comes to conspicuous displays of wealth. He lacks anything close to a natural political constituency. He’s been a major donor to candidates and causes on both sides of the aisle and does not, it seems, have anything close to a consistent political ideology. And that, for most political professionals and commentators, is reason enough not to take him seriously....
  • iOS 8.4 to be released 8 AM PT on Tuesday, iTunes Match song limit will increase to 100,000 in iOS 9

    06/29/2015 1:08:26 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 6 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | June 28, 2015 | by Benjamin Mayo
    Apple directors have been somewhat talkative over the weekend about the imminent release of Apple Music. Former Beats Music CEO Ian Rogers, who now works as a Senior Director of Apple Music, blogged about the product’s launch. He reminisces on the history of digital music and radio saying that seeing Apple Music on stage at WWDC ‘it was hard not to feel like the last 20+ years was leading to this day’.Interestingly, Apple will be releasing iOS 8.4 at 8 AM on June 30th which includes the newly revamped Music app to support Apple Music. This is slightly earlier than the usual 10...
  • Donald Trump's statement about NBC hits 'lying' Brian Williams

    06/29/2015 12:57:49 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 84 replies
    CNN Money ^ | June 29 2015 | Brian Stelter
    After NBCUniversal severed its relationships with Donald Trump on Monday, the billionaire businessman and presidential candidate responded by invoking suspended NBC anchorman Brian Williams and threatening to meet NBC in court. Here is Trump's statement: "As of today, Donald J. Trump is no longer affiliated with NBC. Mr. Trump stands by his statements on illegal immigration, which are accurate. NBC is weak, and like everybody else is trying to be politically correct--- that is why our country is in serious trouble. (continued at) http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/29/media/donald-trump-statement-nbc-brian-williams/index.html
  • Donald Trump is better at social media than any other 2016 candidate

    06/29/2015 6:05:54 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 33 replies
    The Week ^ | June 29, 2015 | Marc Ambinder
    A friend challenged me the other day to write something nice about Donald Trump. Easy to do, actually. Donald Trump understands social media better than any other presidential candidate. He uses it more effectively than any other presidential candidate. Why? His id matches the id of the fora he chooses. There are two of them, actually: He uses Twitter and online videos. He ignores everything else, because he has no organic reason to be there. He is authentic. He tweets as he thinks, which is precisely the way that Twitter is supposed to work. (excerpt, please read the full article...
  • Dow futures down 226 (Greece shuts down the banks)

    06/28/2015 8:24:06 PM PDT · by Signalman · 30 replies
    cnnmoney ^ | 6/28/2015 | cnnmoney
    Greece shuts banks in bid to prevent collapse.
  • Pope Francis Appoints Population Control Extremist to Vatican Post

    06/28/2015 8:23:31 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Breirtbart ^ | Austin Ruse
    A scientist who believes the world is overpopulated by 6 billion people has been appointed by Pope Francis to the Pontifical Academy of Science. The Holy See Press office made the announcement today that besides being one of four official presenters of the Pope’s controversial encyclical on the environment Thursday in Vatican City, Hans Joachim Schellnhuber is to join 80 other scientists who are official advisers to the Vatican on scientific matters. As Breitbart News reported last week, Schellnhuber said in a 2009 speech at the Copenhagen Climate Conference that global warming would devastate Earth’s population and “In a very...
  • Corvette's 60th Birthday June 30th

    06/28/2015 8:02:45 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 34 replies
    hotrod.com ^ | June 29, 2013 | Diego Rosenberg
    You may want to set your smartphone's alarm for June 30, 2013 to commemorate the anniversary of the first Corvette to roll off the line in Flint, Michigan. That's quite a late introduction for a vehicle (and it explains why only 300 were built until the 1954 model year, when production moved to St. Louis) but it was the beginning of a beautiful relationship between Chevrolet and American. [sic]
  • Google’s artificial-intelligence bot says the purpose of living is 'to live forever'

    06/28/2015 7:35:41 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 31 replies
    Business Insideer ^ | 06/27/15 | Nathan McAlone
    This week, Google released a research paper chronicling one of its latest forays into artificial intelligence. Researchers at the company programmed an advanced type of “chatbot” that learns how to respond in conversations based on examples from a training set of dialogue. And the bot doesn’t just answer by spitting out canned answers in response to certain words; it can form new answers from new questions. This means Google's researchers could get a little creative with it, and they certainly did — they asked the bot everything from boring IT questions to inquiries about the meaning of life. The responses...
  • 140 movie sequels currently in the works

    06/28/2015 6:28:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 53 replies
    Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming months. Without further ado... Read more:
  • ‘Love Wins’ As Thousands Turn Out For Twin Cities Pride Parade

    06/28/2015 6:05:05 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies
    WCCO.COM ^ | 28 JUNE 2015 | WCCO.COM
    MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The rain held off just long enough Sunday morning for what may have been a record turnout for this year’s Pride festivities in Minneapolis. Thousands of people lined Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. Spectators and participants were celebrating in the wake of the Supreme Court’s historic same-sex marriage decision. The chant “Love Wins” seemed to be the unofficial anthem.