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  • AmEx president Ed Gilligan dies suddenly after falling ill on flight

    05/29/2015 5:28:08 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/29/2015 | Asspiciated Press
    NEW YORK – American Express said president Ed Gilligan died suddenly Friday after falling ill while flying on a corporate plane to New York. The credit card company said the 55-year-old executive was coming back from a business trip. The plane made an emergency landing in the U.S., an American Express spokeswoman said, but she declined to say where Gilligan had been.
  • Education: If You CAN'T Read This, Thank A Public School

    05/29/2015 3:58:26 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 18 replies
    Right side news ^ | April 26, 2015 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Private school kids can read. Classical academy kids can read. Montessori school kids can read. Homeschooled kids can read. Spot the pattern? It’s only kids in public schools who can’t read. Why is that? You would think our education professors would figure out what the schools are doing wrong. In fact, they have not figured out very much in the last 80 years. Our professors seem mainly concerned with perpetuating the wrong ways to teach reading. And so the crisis continues. Truth is, reading is easy to teach and easy to learn. All the phonics experts agree: reading is no...
  • iOS 'Power' Bug Disguised As Text Could Also Crash iPads, Macs, And Apple Watches

    05/29/2015 3:25:07 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Tech Times ^ | 05/29/2015 | Rex Macadangdang
    The bug that causes an iPhone to collapse when it accepts a text message with a specific string of characters also affects other Apple products, such as iMacs, MacBooks, iPads and Apple Watches. A glitch within the central system common to all of Apple's iOS products that manages text messages causes the crash. When introduced with non-Latin special characters in a particular sequence, which includes Marathi, Arabic, and Chinese, the CoreText system chokes, pushing it to break down and terminate the whole operating system.Apple had informed several media outlets that the company is aware of the iMessage glitch and expect...
  • Apple Now Offers a Quick Fix for the iOS Messages Bug that Crashes iPhones

    05/29/2015 3:06:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Softpedia ^ | 05/29/2015
    Apple instructs users on how to recover from a crash Softpedia was among the first to report a couple of days ago that a newly discovered iOS bug in the Messages app will crash or reboot any iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch device that receives a specially crafted text message.We have also told our users how to prevent their iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch devices from getting crashed by the nasty Messages bug in the iOS 8 or later mobile operating system from Apple.On May 27, WSJ reported immediately after talking with Apple representatives that the Cupertino company is aware...
  • Muir Woods Entry Fee Increases From $7 To $10

    05/29/2015 12:57:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The fee for an adult to enter Northern California’s popular Muir Woods will increase from $7 to $10 in 2016. Entry for children under 16 years of age will continue to be free, said the National Park Service, which announced the price increase on Thursday.
  • Adware makers turn their sights on OS X

    05/29/2015 11:45:36 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 4 replies
    Betanews ^ | May 29, 2015 | By Ian Barker
    Hot on the heels of news that OS X topped the vulnerabilities charts in April comes Dr. Web's virus activity review for May which shows increasing quantities of adware and unwanted applications targeting the Apple operating system. The company reports several programs aimed at OS X that either install adware, install other applications or inject JavaScript code into webpages. Adware.Mac.InstallCore.1 cannot only install unwanted programs on the user's computer but also change the browser home page and the search engine used by default. The program incorporates debugging functions too -- once launched, it scans the system for the presence of...
  • US Set to Approve Arms Package for Israel Worth $1.8 Billion

    05/29/2015 11:23:29 AM PDT · by Zuben Elgenubi · 11 replies
    The Jewish Business News ^ | May 29, 2015 | Staff Reporter
    The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of the possible sale of arms to Israel on May 18, 2015. The details were sent for congressional review on Tuesday.A statement from the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said, “The United States is committed to the security of Israel, and it is vital to U.S. national interests to assist Israel to develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defense capability. This proposed sale is consistent with those objectives and will not change the power balance in the region.”It notes that Israel “already has these munitions in its inventory” and...
  • California’s largest lake is slipping away amid an epic drought

    05/29/2015 11:06:23 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2015 | Todd C. Frankel
    The Salton Sea is the largest lake in California, 360 square miles of unlikely liquid pooled in the middle of the Sonoran Desert. Now the sea is slipping away. The Salton Sea needs more water — but so does just about every other place in California. And what is happening here perfectly illustrates the fight over water in the West, where epic drought has revived decades-old battles and the simple solutions have all been tried. Allowing the Salton Sea to shrink unabated would be catastrophic, experts say. Dried lake bed, called playa, is lighter and flies farther than ordinary soil....
  • Introducing the Zero Labor Factory: Robots at Chili's, Applebees, Panera

    05/29/2015 6:55:36 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 40 replies
    Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis ^ | 05/29/2015 | Mike Shedlock
    Dongguan-based private company Everwin Precision Technology Ltd is pushing toward putting 1,000 robots in use in its first phase of the zero-labor project, China National Radio reported. It said the company has already put first 100 robots on the assembly line. "The 'zero-labor factory' does not mean we will not employ any humans, but what it means is that we will scale down the size of workers by up to 90 percent," said Chen Qixing, the company's board chairman. After the work on smart factory started, Chen predicted that instead of 2,000 workers, the current strength of the workforce, the...
  • Donald Trump: I Will Make Mexico Pay for the Border Fence I'm Going to Build

    05/29/2015 4:13:07 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 56 replies
    Fox News / Fox Nation ^ | Published May 28, 2015
    http://therightscoop.com/donald-trump-i-will-make-mexico-pay-for-the-border-fence-im-going-to-build/ (original article, which is linked to Fox News channel above) Donald Trump did an interview with CBN News where he made his usual ‘bigger than life’ statements, even saying that he will make Mexico pay for the border fence that he will build. I’d love to believe that but I’d need to hear how he’d make that happen, because it sound pretty unbelievable. Read more: http://therightscoop.com/donald-trump-i-will-make-mexico-pay-for-the-border-fence-im-going-to-build/#ixzz3bWc3dnMQ
  • Appeals court scolds Apple monitor, but does not remove him

    05/28/2015 10:37:34 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    Fortune ^ | MAY 28, 2015, 11:55 AM EDT | by Jeff John Roberts
    Apple is outraged about the conduct of Michael Bromwich, who was assigned to investigate its antitrust practices. On Thursday, the iPhone maker got some vindication. A New York appeals court had harsh words for the lawyer assigned to monitor Apple’s compliance with an antitrust program, which was imposed on the company in the wake of a price-fixing conspiracy between Apple AAPL -0.14% and five book publishers. In a ruling published on Thursday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the conduct of the monitor, Michael Bromwich, gave “pause” and was “the opposite of best practice” but nonetheless refused to...
  • Nearly one-third of Americans have no retirement savings

    05/28/2015 6:32:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    The Week ^ | 05/27/2015
    Only 63 percent of Americans have saved any money for retirement within the past year, according to a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday.The survey of 5,800 Americans, conducted last fall, found that 31 percent of Americans have no retirement savings or pension plans. And among adults older than 45, almost 25 percent of respondents didn't have retirement savings. Thirty-eight percent of respondents, meanwhile, said they don't plan on retiring and will "keep working as long as possible," USA Today reports.
  • NASA Orders First Ever Commercial Human Spaceflight Mission from Boeing

    05/28/2015 5:23:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | on May 28, 2015 | Ken Kremer
    NASA’s Commercial Crew Program (CCP) office gave the first commercial crew rotation mission award to the Boeing Company to launch its CST-100 astronaut crew capsule to the ISS by late 2017, so long as the company satisfactorily meets all of NASA’s human spaceflight certification milestones. Thus begins the history making new era of commercial human spaceflight. “This occasion will go in the books of Boeing’s nearly 100 years of aerospace and more than 50 years of space flight history,” said John Elbon, vice president and general manager of Boeing’s Space Exploration division, in a statement. “We look forward to ushering...
  • Trump stokes 2016 talk; schedules 'major announcement' (June 16th)

    05/28/2015 4:08:45 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 19 replies
    MSN News "The Hill" ^ | Today | Ben Kamisar
    Donald Trump will make a “major announcement” on June 16 at New York City’s Trump Tower before heading to New Hampshire the next day, according to WMUR-9 in New Hampshire.
  • Following Apple partnership, IBM now offering employees Macs for the first time

    05/28/2015 11:23:49 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | May 28, 2015 | JORDAN KAHN
    Apple CEO Tim Cook with IBM CEO Ginni Rometty After inking a deal with Apple to push iOS devices and enterprise apps to its customers, IBM today started offering all employees Macs for the first time. We’ve seen the official IBM notice, and several IBM employees on Twitter are praising the decision after years of PC hell: John Collins (@johncollins2014) May 28, 2015 Benefits of #IBM #Apple partnership. Employees can now choose between MAC or PC. #betterwaytowork In a memo to employees, IBM notes that starting today all employees (not just some select developers like in the past) can...
  • Sky-High College Costs and Student Mental Health Care

    05/28/2015 7:58:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/28/2015 | By Christopher Carson
    Track star and Ivy-League freshman student Madison Holleran, age 19, had been a “happy go lucky,” though achievement-oriented, kid all her life, according to her father. She had no history of mental illness. At home for Christmas break last year, she broke down and told her parents that she had been having suicidal thoughts and was depressed. Her mother said that “I was shocked. She’s never been depressed before,” according to the Daily Mail. “I knew she needed a therapist, but I couldn’t get her an appointment because it was weekend.” Madison seemed to respond somewhat to the TLC she...
  • Intelligent Robots: The coming jobs massacre and a more violent world

    05/28/2015 7:46:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05/27/2015 | John Lloyd
    The elephants in the room lumber about, undisturbed by politicians or people of vision. The hard issues of the economy are well known. Politicians, bureaucracies, CEOs and trade union leaders have dealt the the issues of productivity, unemployment, competition from east and west, the collapse of industries through the decades of the 20th, and now the 21st, centuries. Yet these are harder now. Intelligent systems, robotic manufacturing, driverless vehicles, online services, all carve deep into established trades. In the post-war decades, every time a new technology came along, the feared bonfire of jobs didn’t happen — or only briefly and...
  • Trump: I Know How to Defeat ISIS, but I'm Not Telling Yet

    05/28/2015 4:11:45 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 63 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 27 May 2015 09:58 PM | By Greg Richter
    "He said Gens. Douglas MacArthur and George Patton are "spinning in their grave" over how the United States gives all the details of its military operations upfront." "If I run and if I win, I don't want the enemy to know what I'm going to do," Trump said." Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Donald-Trump-knows-defeat-ISIS/2015/05/27/id/647139/#ixzz3bQkqm5Ww
  • Donald Trump Calls Michelle Malkin A ‘Dummy,’ Malkin Fires Back By Calling Him A Fake Conservative

    05/28/2015 2:17:30 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 43 replies
    Medialite ^ | 9:29 pm, October 25th, 2012 | by Josh Feldman
    Whoa. Sorry to say this, but I have a negative article to post about Donald Trump today. Donald apparently had a dust-up with Michelle Malkin recently. Michelle Malkin. Worse it appears Donald started the dust-up. Although it appears both got involved. Very bad move, Donald. I'm going with Michelle Malkin, 100%, on this. If you had any sense Donald, you would apologize to the lady, and admit you were clearly out of bounds. On this, and her. Just my opinion. Donald, apologize to the lady! She's right, and you're wrong. I'm serious. You messed up this time.
  • Apple design head Jony Ive has DOUBLE the patents of Thomas Edison

    05/27/2015 9:03:39 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 40 replies
    Business Insider ^ | MAY 27, 2015, 11:03 AM | DRAKE BAER
    Thomas Edison is usually thought of as the greatest inventor ever, bringing the automatic telegraph, the phonograph, and alkaline battery into the world. His Menlo Park, New Jersey, lab was so productive that he promised "a minor invention every ten days and a big thing every six months or so." All together, he had 2,332 patents to his name. But according to Stephen Fry at the Telegraph, Apple chief design officer Jony Ive has been way more prolific than Edison. You — and your friends and family — live their lives surrounded by things his inventive hands have touched. The...
  • MacKeeper refund ads will run on Facebook as part of class-action lawsuit settlement

    05/27/2015 7:49:22 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies
    MAcWorld.com ^ | May 27, 2015 5:26 AM | Jeremy Kirk
    A sizable Internet advertising campaign is planned to alert people to a proposed class-action settlement over MacKeeper, a security program for Macs accused of deceptive practices. MacKeeper’s developer, ZeoBit, was sued in May 2014 in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Filed on behalf of Pennsylvania resident Holly Yencha, the class-action suit alleges MacKeeper was deceptively marketed and did not fully function as advertised. Under a proposed settlement, ZeoBit—a company started in Ukraine but now based in California—will put $2 million into a fund to reimburse customers but admit no fault, which is customary in class-action settlements....
  • EPA Finalizes Overly Broad “Waters of the US” Rule

    05/27/2015 1:58:42 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 6 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 5-27-15 | John Eick
    Earlier today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) finalized a much anticipated rule that would redefine “Waters of the United States” and vastly expand the two agencies’ regulatory authority over the nation’s water resources. EPA and the Corps proposed the rule in April 2014 seeking to clarify precisely what water resources it classified as “navigable” and, thus, able to be regulated under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The move to redefine “Waters of the United States” comes after the Supreme Court twice checked the agencies’ overly broad interpretation of the CWA in Solid...
  • Why hasn't any Congresscritter done this yet (Concerning the TPP) ~ Vanity

    05/27/2015 9:41:53 AM PDT · by GraceG · 17 replies
    GraceG
    Why hasn't any congress critter there in Washington gone down with a gaggle of press in tow and actually demanded to be let into the room in the deep dark dungeon basement of Washington DC that the "super double dog top secret" Trans-Pacific Partnership full text is being housed and just DARE anyone to stop them. Walk into the damned room, pick up the multiple pages of this text and even use a damned hand truck if it fills several xerox boxes. Then walk the hell out of the room with the full text and release the full text to...
  • A reminder that your Instagram photos aren’t really yours: Someone else can sell them for $90,000

    05/27/2015 8:53:39 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 25, 2015 | Jessica Contrera
    ...This month, painter and photographer Richard Prince reminded us that what you post is public, and given the flexibility of copyright laws, can be shared — and sold — for anyone to see. As a part of the Frieze Art Fair in New York, Prince displayed giant screenshots of other people’s Instagram photos without warning or permission. The collection, “New Portraits,” is primarily made up of pictures of women, many in sexually charged poses. They are not paintings, but screenshots that have been enlarged to 6-foot-tall inkjet prints. According to Vulture, nearly every piece sold for $90,000 each. How is...
  • Which is the safest big city in the world?

    05/27/2015 7:51:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/27/2015
    It’s not a recent initiative, but as far as unusual – and effective – measures to improve road-traffic safety go, mime is still hard to beat. In the mid-90s, Bogotá’s then-mayor, Antanas Mockus, employed more than 400 mime artists to stand guard at pedestrian crossings, showing wordless displeasure to reckless pedestrians and drivers who violated traffic rules and put lives at risk. The experiment was included on the list of 100 Promising Practices on Safer Cities, a collection of global initiatives commissioned last year by UN-Habitat – the branch of the United Nations which looks at how to make an...
  • Fore! Ivanka Trump's sundress gets caught in a breeze as she shows off her impressive swing ...

    05/27/2015 5:12:27 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 36 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Published: 21:45 EST, 26 May 2015 | Updated: 03:17 EST, 27 May 2015 | By Heather Waugh for MailOnline
    OK I didn't see any interesting Donald Trump articles today, but there's a good one on his daugher: "Fore! Ivanka Trump's sundress gets caught in a breeze as she shows off her impressive swing at New York golf course opening" (had to shorten the title, to fit) Actually she's got an adorable family: 7 photos down Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3098533/Ivanka-Trump-s-sundress-caught-breeze-shows-impressive-swing-New-York-golf-course-opening.html#ixzz3bL9GZYWL Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
  • Facebook Trending Biased?

    05/26/2015 9:53:44 PM PDT · by jarwulf · 9 replies
    Facebook
    Anybody ever noticed how the Facebook Trending bar virtually never has an antileftwing story? Whenever there is a political story its always some attack on conservatives or Republican foible. I don't think I've every seen a Democrat on a headline except rarely as praise like 'obama fistbumps' or something to that effect. Its on by default and there is no way to remove it either. Mighty curious as to how the 'algorithms' work. Seems to be some roundabout way to shift people who otherwise don't get news any other way. Am I mistaken? Go ahead and see if you can...
  • Air Force certifies SpaceX to bid for military space missions

    05/26/2015 7:22:46 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 replies
    engadget.com ^ | Mariella Moon
    Making peace with US Air Force and dropping charges against the agency has paid off for SpaceX. Its Falcon 9 rocket has finally been certified, giving the company the right to compete for national security launches. Elon Musk's space corp has passed every requirement set by the Air Force, after a couple of years (and a few months of delay), lots of paperwork and tests. According to Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, this certification allows more than one provider to compete for military launches, which is expected to cost the branch $70 billion until 2030, for the first time...
  • Charter Communications to offer Dodgers TV channel (after buyout of Time Warner)

    05/26/2015 6:35:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 6 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 26, 2015 | Meg James
    Charter Communications plans to soon begin offering the Los Angeles Dodgers TV channel, SportsNet LA, in Southern California, breaking the year-long impasse that has prevented thousands of baseball fans from watching their favorite team on TV ... "We want the Dodgers on every outlet and we are committed to making that happen," [Charter Communications Chief Executive Tom] Rutledge said ...
  • HSBC fears world recession with no lifeboats left

    05/26/2015 6:06:34 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 41 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 5:00PM BST 24 May 2015 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    The world economy is disturbingly close to stall speed. The United Nations has cut its global growth forecast for this year to 2.8pc, the latest of the multinational bodies to retreat. It leaves a thin safety buffer against any economic shock - most potently if China abandons its crawling dollar peg and resorts to 'beggar-thy-neighbour' policies, transmitting a further deflationary shock across the global economy. ... Each of the past four US recoveries has been weaker than the last one. The average growth rate has fallen from 4.5pc in the early 1980s to nearer 2pc this time. ... The US...
  • The GOP's Donald Trump problem (slightly biased article, but a good read)

    05/26/2015 5:52:55 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 26, 2015 | 5:00 am | By Daniel Allott
    It only takes the author until the first sentence of the third paragraph to clearly state what this article is about: "Whether or not Trump ultimately runs, he is likely to play a prominent role in 2016. That's bad news for Republicans." I know there are those right here on this site who agree with that, but there are those on this site, who do not agree with that. Let Trump state his case. It is a strong one, in my opinion. Quoting here: (further down in the article) "There are three main reasons why so many conservatives revere Trump....
  • Indian Denied Job For Being Muslim

    05/26/2015 2:45:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Arab News ^ | Friday 22 May 2015
    In a case of religious discrimination, a young MBA graduate was rejected for a job in a diamond export company for being a Muslim, prompting the National Commission for Minorities to seek an explanation from the business house. The incident also drew criticism from the central government, which said religious discrimination cannot be allowed. Management graduate Zeshan Ali Khan had applied for an opening in the company on May 19 and, according to him, he received a response within 15 minutes, which said they hired only non-Muslim candidates. “Thanks for your application. We regret to inform you that we hire...
  • Worldwide Smartphone Growth To Slow In 2015, As China Reaches Saturation

    05/26/2015 2:03:13 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | 05/26/15 | Sarah Perez
    The writing has been on the wall for some time, but analysts at IDC are again confirming today that the worldwide smartphone market will continue to see its overall growth slow in 2015. The firm says that global smartphone shipments will grow just 11.3 percent this year, down from 27.6 percent the year prior. The changes are attributed, in part, to the Chinese smartphone market reaching saturation, which will make 2015 the first year that China’s smartphone growth (2.5 percent) will be slower than the worldwide market. China’s slowdown will also impact Android’s growth, IDC says, as the Google-developed mobile...
  • He’s fired. Who’s next? Sexist buffoonery cost man his job. But you could lose yours for a lot less.

    05/26/2015 1:58:14 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 9 replies
    Maclean's ^ | May 22, 2015 | Charlie Gillis
    In its eight years of existence, Toronto’s BMO Field has become known as a refuge from workaday decorum—a place where soccer fans can let loose their animal subconscious, gulping beer and braying out their frustrations far from the disapproving eyes of colleagues and bosses. It was living up to that reputation two Sundays ago, when Shauna Hunt, a reporter with CityNews, dropped by the stadium’s southeast plaza to catch fans spilling out of a match between their beloved Toronto FC and the Houston Dynamo. The bacchanalia had ended with a 2-1 Toronto loss, but civil order was not yet in...
  • Chinese Firm’s Headquarters Shaped Like ‘Star Trek’s’ Enterprise

    05/25/2015 11:58:15 PM PDT · by iowamark · 14 replies
    With the help of Google Maps, fans of the science fiction franchise “Star Trek” have boldly gone to China to find a new discovery: the USS Enterprise as a work of architecture. The design of the building has sparked heated discussion online among Trekkies about which ship from the long-running television and movie series it is based on. Now the mysterious owner has come forward. The 260-meter long, 100-meter wide, six-floor building was built by Hong Kong-listed Chinese online game developer NetDragon Websoft, whose founder Liu Dejian — a 43-year-old University of Kansas alumni — is a huge fan. Mr....
  • Millionaire banker forced to sell luxe belongings

    05/25/2015 9:19:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/25 | Julia Marsh
    The multi-millionaire banker who chose to expose his illicit affair rather than pay a court-ordered debt has to face the further humiliation of parting with his belongings, including art, antiques, furs and jewelry at public auction. A Manhattan Supreme Court judge told Hugh Levey to hand over $2 million worth of property including artwork by Jasper Johns and Roy Lichtenstein.
  • Bay Area Actress Helps Boy From African Slum Find His Dream

    05/25/2015 8:46:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5/25 | Joe Rosato Jr.
    "One chance, one goal." It’s a slogan that wafts through Kibera, the three-square-mile urban slum in the city of Nairobi, Kenya. The adage refers to the very few opportunities in Kibera. Sewage runs through the streets, homes resemble rusted houses of cards, and education is a dream very few dare to imagine. But amid the squalor, Yema Khalif Manyanki harbored the loftiest of dreams -- he wanted to be a movie actor and even more far-fetched, he wanted to go to a university. He acted in skits in dirt lots, and got somewhat OK grades in school. But Kibera didn’t...
  • Debunked: Your SSD won't lose data if left unplugged after all

    05/25/2015 8:25:11 PM PDT · by dayglored · 25 replies
    PC World ^ | May 21, 2015 | Gordon Mah Ung
    If you’re in a panic because the Internet told you that your shiny new SSD may lose data in “just a few days” when stored in a hot room, take a chill pill—it’s apparently all a huge misunderstanding, according to the man who wrote the original presentation all the fear is based on. In a conversation with Kent Smith of Seagate and Alvin Cox, the Seagate engineer who wrote the presentation that set the Internet abuzz, PCWorld was told we’re all just reading it wrong. “People have misunderstood the data that they’re looking at,” Smith said. Cox agreed saying there’s...
  • The GOP's debate problem (Mainstream Media's obligatory Trump slam included)

    05/25/2015 11:09:39 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/24/15 7:00 PM EDT Updated 5/25/15 12:36 PM EDT | By Eli Stokols
    CONCORD, N.H. — For weeks, Rick Santorum has tried to shake every last hand in Iowa and New Hampshire. Lindsey Graham has been shuttling up to New Hampshire almost every other weekend to meet with small groups of voters. Carly Fiorina and Rick Perry have been getting rave reviews from their crowds in a number of the early states. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/the-gops-debate-problem-118259.html#ixzz3bAuRRlK4
  • Reagan- America Is The Last Stand On Earth

    05/25/2015 6:56:49 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | 05/25/15
    Ronald Reagan tells it like it is, America is the last stand on earth. If the US is taken over then the planet is lost. A Time for Choosing speech Oct 27, 1964 excerpt
  • Growing underground: the subterranean park in New York

    05/24/2015 4:57:38 PM PDT · by 9thLife · 13 replies
    FT via drudge ^ | May 22, 2015 3:51 pm | Christopher Kompanek
    Long stretches of densely packed tenement buildings still line the concrete streets of the Lower East Side, standing as living artefacts of its 19th- and 20th-century immigrant past. Bathtubs sit in renovated kitchens and floor-to-ceiling windows look out on to brick walls in elegant attempts to mask the neighbourhood’s cramped topography. This tension courses down Clinton Street, where some of the city’s best restaurants now occupy narrow storefronts that once sold pickled herring from barrels. “There’s so much cultural resonance there, but it’s a part of the city that’s bereft of public space, landmarks or any civic attention,” the architect...
  • Pac-Man’s 35th anniversary – Memories and a New Mobile Game

    05/24/2015 4:24:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    TechnoBuffalo ^ | MAY 23, 2015 | RON DUWELL
    This past week marked the 35th anniversary of gaming’s first international superstar, Pac-Man. The arcade cabinet hit the Japanese gaming scene on May 22, 1980, and it dominated the American market later that year in October. True, Americans had Pong by that point in history, and Japan was overrun by Space Invaders. However, Pac-Man was the first mascot both countries could share, leading to an incredible entertainment alliance which led to 35 years of excellence. Everything from Donkey Kong and Final Fantasy to Monster Hunter and Metal Gear Solid, all because some pizza faced weirdo chomped down on blue ghosts....
  • Trump Takes Aim at Jeb in Florida Speech (Good for Trump)

    05/24/2015 9:24:55 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 11 replies
    News Max ^ | Saturday, 23 May 2015 11:55 PM
    Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump, who says he is seriously considering a run for the presidency in 2016, blasted former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for his much-criticized statements on the Iraq War. Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/US/trump-jeb-bush-incompetent-iraq/2015/05/23/id/646476/#ixzz3b4eBRRHE Urgent: Rate Obama on His Job Performance. Vote Here Now!
  • Taking Trump Seriously (American Thinker)

    05/24/2015 2:18:23 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 24 2015 | By Malcolm Unwell
    Are you not eagerly anticipating Donald Trump’s announcement about whether he will run for president? This is a serious question, despite all the mockery that is aimed at the real estate mogul. Skepticism about his potential candidacy is understandable, but the tone towards Trump would likely change dramatically were he to announce his candidacy. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/05/taking_trump_seriously.html#ixzz3b2uFIVjj Follow us: @AmericanThinker on Twitter | AmericanThinker on Facebook
  • Google Tone Shares Links To Computers Within Earshot Using Beeps And Boops

    05/23/2015 9:46:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 21 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 05/22/15 | Jason Cipriani
    A new Chrome extension, called Google Tone, released this week makes it possible to share a URL with another computer in the room using a series of beeps and boops. The concept is dead simple yet instantly instills a sense of disbelief. A computer making seemingly random sounds can transmit the URL for the tab I have open in Chrome across the room? Get out. Full of skepticism, I decided to put it to the test. I installed the Chrome extension on a MacBook Air and a HP laptop running Windows 10. And you know what? It works! Click on...
  • VIDEO: Trump on Rubio and Jeb (Critical of them both, but just on one answer)

    05/23/2015 5:51:29 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 7 replies
    Harald Tribune ^ | Friday, May 22, 2015 | By Jeremy Wallace , Herald-Tribune
    Trump was in Sarasota on Thursday to accept the annual "Statesman of the Year Award" from the Sarasota Republican Party. Check out more of what he had to say here. http://politics.heraldtribune.com/2015/05/22/video-trump-on-rubio-and-jeb/
  • Trump calls Romney a ‘choker,’ says Jeb is ‘total fool’ (hard to argue with Trump on this)

    05/22/2015 4:43:25 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 22, 2015 | 2:14pm | By Laura Italiano
    Donald Trump hasn’t announced a run for president quite yet, but that isn’t stopping him from hurling stink bombs at fellow Republicans — calling Mitt Romney “a choker,” Marco Rubio “a horror show” and Jeb Bush “a nice person,” who’s still “a total fool.” Not that he can’t stand any of them. http://nypost.com/2015/05/22/trump-calls-romney-a-choker-says-jeb-is-total-fool/
  • Man survives shotgun attack after his iPhone takes brunt of blast

    05/22/2015 4:13:05 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 59 replies
    ITV Reports ^ | May 22, 2015
    Man survives shotgun attack after his iPhone takes brunt of blast A man miraculously survived being shot near his home with a sawn-off shotgun when his iPhone took the brunt of the blast. The victim's iPhone took the majority of the blast from the shotgun The victim's mobile phone took the majority of the blast from the shotgun. Credit: Cheshire Police The 25-year-old victim sustained serious injuries to his abdomen but managed to get up and head back to his block of flats where emergency services were called. Ryan Duggan, 19, has been found guilty of attempted murder at Chester...
  • 12 States Release Proposed Premium Increases

    05/22/2015 10:55:38 AM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 14 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 5-22-15 | Sean Riley
    While premium filings aren’t expected from the federal government until next month, a report from The Wall Street Journal released Thursday provides a snapshot of preliminary 2016 rate filings from health insurance market leaders in 11 states. The figures represent average increases in premiums proposed by the largest carriers in each state that has made requests public. A separate report from the Associated Press notes that the largest carrier in South Dakota has proposed a 42.9 percent increase in premiums in the individual market. Increases are subject to review by the states and will be finalized in the fall.
  • Josh Duggar apologizes amid molestation allegations, quits Family Research Council

    05/22/2015 4:45:51 AM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 99 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 22nd 2015 | Elahe Izadi
    In the wake of a tabloid report alleging that he molested several underage girls while he was a teenager, reality-television star Josh Duggar said Thursday that he “acted inexcusably” and was “deeply sorry” for what he called “my wrongdoing.” The 27-year-old Duggar, a high-profile member of the evangelical Christian family that stars on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” also resigned his post with the Family Research Council, a conservative lobbying organization. “Twelve years ago, as a young teenager, I acted inexcusably for which I am extremely sorry and deeply regret,” Duggar said in a statement posted on Facebook on Thursday....