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  • It's the "Halt-Right" The Ones Who Will Stop the Bleeding

    08/26/2016 5:18:28 AM PDT · by Be Careful · 22 replies
    Right? Right
  • Vietnamese Woman Cuts Off Limbs for Insurance Payout

    08/25/2016 10:12:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 25 Aug 2016 20:53
    A Vietnamese woman paid a friend to cut off her hand and foot in a bid to claim a handsome insurance payout, state-run media reported on Thursday (Aug 25). The woman, identified only as L T N, checked into a Hanoi hospital in May with one third of her left foot and one third of her left hand severed, but doctors told her they could not reattach the limbs. She later told police she was struck by a train as she walked on the tracks and was rescued by her friend Doan Van D, according to Tuoi Tre's English edition.
  • JPP’s Fireworks Debacle Could Now Cost ESPN Millions

    08/25/2016 9:50:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    ESPN ^ | August 25, 20 | Julia Marsh
    A Florida judge has green-lighted Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul’s invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against ESPN and its reporter Adam Schefter for posting his private medical records online to millions of readers. SNIP The NFL star says Schefter “improperly obtained” Pierre-Paul’s medical chart, showing the defensive end had his right index finger amputated, and posted an image of the records on his Twitter page. SNIP
  • Megyn Kelly Grills Jorge Ramos on ‘ Neutrality ’ Claims Do You Disclose Daughter Works For Clinton

    Megyn Kelly Grills Jorge Ramos on ‘ Neutrality ’ Claims Do You Disclose Daughter Works For Clinton
  • Julian Assange Wikileaks Megyn Kelly FULL Interview August 25, 2016 Fox News part2(MUST WATCH)

    08/25/2016 7:04:16 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 9 replies
    Julian Assange Wikileaks Megyn Kelly FULL Interview August 25, 2016 Fox News part2(MUST WATCH)
  • (PART 2)Megyn Kelly Julian Assange Wikileaks Interview Leaking Hillary Clinton Harmful Documents

    08/25/2016 6:51:56 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 14 replies
    (PART 2)Megyn Kelly Julian Assange Wikileaks Interview Leaking Hillary Clinton Harmful Documents 8 25 16 BIG NEWS https://youtu.be/pLr0JOPpSpc MUST WATCH
  • Glock scheduled for trial in personal injury case

    08/25/2016 4:49:19 PM PDT · by PROCON · 83 replies
    guns.com ^ | Aug. 24, 2016 | Daniel Terrill
    A $75,000 personal injury case against Glock filed by an Arkansas policeman has been scheduled for trial in a federal court, according to the final scheduling order issued last week. The jury trial will start Aug. 21, 2017, in a federal court in Helena, Arkansas, the order says. Final arguments and discovery exhibits are due in the beginning months of the year. The plaintiff in the case, Larry Jones, of Cherry Valley, Arkansas, was injured when his Glock 19C pistol discharged unexpectedly at the shooting range in June 2013, the lawsuit says. At the time he was trying to...
  • Brazilian President Rousseff to Face Final Impeachment Trial This Week

    08/25/2016 2:47:47 PM PDT · by fella · 2 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 24 August 2016 | Ysol Delgado
    President to Hear Final Decision August 31 Brazil’s senate will kick off the trial that will decide the fate of President Dilma Rousseff Thursday, August 25, which will determine whether she will be removed from office or not. The final decision will come on August 31 if there are no delays. Should she be convicted of violating the constitution by approving finances without informing Congress, she will be removed from office and won’t be able to run again for years. If she is acquitted, she will recover her mandate, which still has two years and four months remaining. Several surveys...
  • Donald Trump SLAMS Hillary Clinton in Prebuttal to ‘ Old Tired ’ Speech About his ' Racism '

    08/25/2016 2:28:47 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 16 replies
    Donald Trump SLAMS Hillary Clinton in Prebuttal to ‘ Old Tired ’ Speech About his ' Racism '
  • Texas Waiter Opens Fire During Fight With Customers at Steakhouse

    08/25/2016 10:44:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 24, 2016 | NADIA JUDITH ENCHASSI
    A waiter at a San Antonio steakhouse pulled out a gun during a dispute with two diners and fired multiple shots before running from the restaurant, according to police. A patron took cellphone video of the altercation Wednesday afternoon at the Little Red Barn Steakhouse, located on the city’s historic Southeast Side. The argument apparently started after the unidentified server brought out the wrong order. Witnesses told police the two customers verbally berated the steakhouse employee then one of the customers put him in a headlock, according to the San Antonio Express-News. After the headlock, the server pulled out a...
  • APPLE BOOSTS IPHONE SECURITY AFTER MIDEAST SPYWARE DISCOVERY

    08/25/2016 10:35:00 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 39 replies
    AP Paris ^ | August 25, 2016
    PARIS (AP) -- Apple says it is issuing a security update after powerful espionage software was found targeting an activist's iPhone in the Middle East. Computer forensics experts tell The Associated Press the spyware takes advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in Apple's mobile operating system to take complete control of iPhone handsets. Two reports published Thursday by the San Francisco-based Lookout and internet watchdog group Citizen Lab outline how the spyware could compromise an iPhone with the tap of a finger, a trick so coveted in the world of cyberespionage that one spyware broker said last year that it...
  • Woman Wins $10.7 Million on Penny Slots in Vegas

    08/25/2016 10:33:41 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Aug 24, 2016
    A Hawaii woman has won more than $10 million playing the penny slots in Las Vegas.
  • Kindle Paperwhites turn Windows 10 PCs into paperweights: Plugging one in 'triggers a BSOD'

    08/25/2016 10:23:42 AM PDT · by dayglored · 35 replies
    The Register ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | Chris Williams
    Plugging a Kindle Paperwhite into a PC running Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update installed sparks a full system meltdown, it is claimed. Connecting the Amazon e-reader to a fully up-to-date W10 machine via USB triggers an immediate Blue Screen of Death, according to complaints on Microsoft's support forum. All the trouble started when people downloaded and installed the Anniversary Update, which arrived at the turn of the month. That's the same upgrade that has knackered millions of webcams and caused some systems to freeze up. The crash kicks off in the storage partition driver partmgr.sys, with a bugcheck code...
  • Joey Bosa Gets Bitter Chargers Lesson Eli Manning Knew All Along

    08/25/2016 10:06:18 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 24 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 25, 2016 | Dieter Kurtenbach
    No one thought this could happen. The NFL went into a lockout to prevent things like this from happening. It seemed to be one of the only things that the NFL Players’ Association and the league’s owners agreed upon in that lockout. Yet, somehow, there’s a rookie holdout.
  • I Only Date Guys With High Credit Scores

    08/25/2016 9:50:22 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 149 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 25, 2016 | Christian Gollayan
    When it comes to love, Martina Paillant won’t settle for someone who has a credit score below 700. “I need a man who has his life together and can pay his bills,” the 22-year-old Canarsie, Brooklyn, resident tells The Post. Paillant, who attends graduate school in Miami, asks potential suitors their credit scores by the fourth date. While some may call her snooty for checking someone’s FICO number before becoming Facebook official, she’s been focused on her finances since she was 16 years old and has a credit score above 800.
  • A 3 hour 2900% profit in the market, suspiciously timed with HRC's Epipen tweet

    08/25/2016 9:26:02 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Imgur ^ | 08/24/16
  • Pizza drones are go! Domino's gets NZ drone delivery OK

    08/25/2016 5:58:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 29 replies
    NZ Hearld ^ | 08/25/16 | Holly Ryan
    Aerial pizza delivery may sound futuristic but Domino's has been given the green light to test New Zealand pizza delivery via drones. The fast food chain has partnered with drone business Flirtey to launch the first commercial drone delivery service in the world, starting later this year. Domino's Group chief executive and managing director, Don Meij said the company had been investigating innovative and new delivery methods as business had grown. This included looking at robotic delivery, which the government is still considering. Details around where the trial would be held have been kept under wraps - however Domino's said...
  • Megyn Kelly Julian Assange Wikileaks Interview Leaking Hillary Clinton Harmful Documents 8 24 16

    08/24/2016 6:40:23 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 29 replies
    Megyn Kelly Julian Assange Wikileaks Interview Leaking Hillary Clinton Harmful Documents 8 24 16
  • Open Source Windows May Not Be that Big a Long Shot After All (Microsoft Hearts Linux...)

    08/24/2016 5:42:34 PM PDT · by dayglored · 10 replies
    Fortune ^ | Aug 23, 2016 | Barb Darrow
    How far is Microsoft willing to go on this open-source charm offensive? Here’s a burning question for the tech universe: Could Microsoft, which built its Windows cash cow on proprietary or closed-source software, reverse course and open-source Windows itself? That would be roughly akin to CocaCola posting its top-secret formula online. Crazy, right? Maybe not, although the very notion would have been unthinkable not too long ago. But it is now on the table considering all the things Microsoft has done over the past few years to embrace the open-source community. The most recent example is last week’s news that...
  • Plans in Place to Open Prince's Paisley Park for Public Tours this Fall

    08/24/2016 4:46:32 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    KSTP.COM ^ | 24 AUGUST 2016 | KSTP.COM
    Plans are in place to open Prince’s Paisley Park for public tours this fall. The plans to turn the estate into a museum were announced Wednesday by Prince’s family and Bremer Trust, which is the estate special administrator. The estate will maintain ownership of the property, but it will be run by the same group that operates Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis. Visitors will have a chance to see the main floor of the complex, which includes the recording and mixing studios where Prince created some of his biggest hits. The tour will also show Prince’s video editing suites, rehearsal...
  • GOOGLE CAUGHT TRYING sway the election in favor of Hillary

    08/24/2016 4:43:23 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 21 replies
    GOOGLE CAUGHT TRYING sway the election in favor of Hillary
  • Clinton halfway to raising $1 billion amid ongoing scandals

    08/24/2016 4:40:51 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 21 replies
    Clinton halfway to raising $1 billion amid ongoing scandals
  • California’s Jobless Rate Increases As More Enter Workforce

    08/24/2016 12:10:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    cbsla ^ | 08/19/2016
    California’s unemployment rate still lags the national unemployment rate of 4.9 percent. More than 1 million people remained unemployed. California has gained 2.3 million jobs since the economic recovery began in 2010. The unemployment rate was 6.1 percent last July. Closer to home, numbers were better in Los Angeles County, where the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.8 percent in July, down from a revised 4.9 percent in June. In Orange County, the unemployment rate was up slightly at 4.6 percent from 4.4 percent in June.
  • Doctors wake coma patient by JUMP-STARTING his brain using ultrasound

    08/24/2016 10:08:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    www.mirror.co.uk ^ | Updated 17:49, 24 Aug 2016 | by Andrew Gregory
    Within 24 hours the patient's responses had improved and in just three days he was fully conscious and had fist-bumped a doctor. Doctors have woken a coma patient for the first time ever by jump-starting his brain using a pioneering ultrasound technique. A saucer-sized device was put against the side of the 25-year-old patient’s head over a 10 minute period. Each of the 10 half-minute, low-intensity pulses created acoustic energy to stimulate brain tissue. The patient’s responses improved measurably within 24 hours. In three days he was fully conscious and had complete language comprehension. He could nod his head “yes”...
  • Tesla Unveils Electric-Car Battery With a 315-Mile Range

    08/24/2016 8:56:28 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 78 replies
    WSJ ^ | 8/23/16 | JOHN D. STOLL
    The company says its new ‘Ludicrous’ P100D will be the ‘fastest car in the world’ Tesla Motors Inc. said it is offering its electric vehicles with a battery capable of going up to 315 miles on a charge, the first time a major auto maker has provided that much electric range in a vehicle. The company unveiled new versions of its Model S sedan and Model X sport-utility vehicle with 100 kilowatt-hour batteries; previously the largest battery size was 90 kwh. The upgrade—which Tesla executives said was made possible by increasing the energy density of its battery packs—will allow the...
  • Study: Ramen noodles replacing cigarettes as primary currency among U.S. prison population

    08/24/2016 6:48:32 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 48 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    TUCSON, - A U.S. study indicates cigarettes are being replaced as currency among state prisoners by another highly-coveted item -- instant ramen noodles. Michael Gibson-Light, a doctoral candidate in the University of Arizona School of Sociology, said ramen noodles are on the rise as a form of currency among male inmates in U.S. state prisons due to cost-cutting measures leading to a drop in food quality and quantity. Gibson-Light, who is due to present his study at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, said the rise of ramen has less to do with the popularity of tobacco...
  • Milkbomb's Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches Coming to Bay Area

    08/23/2016 8:33:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Spoiler: A warm sealed and glazed donut with ice cream inside will likely take over local social media feeds later this year. Milkbomb Ice Cream has an Instagram star in the making with this item, which has been made with organic ice cream flavors like horchata and ube (purple yam) — tastes beloved by the multicultural Bay Area. Proprietors Jan-Michael Manuel and Marion Valenzuela told NBC Bay Area that they're currently negotiating for a lease on a permanent space in a prominent, high trafficked part of Nob Hill in San Francisco. They would like to open before the end of...
  • Five-storey Blue Screen Of Death spotted in Thailand (awesome photo)

    08/23/2016 5:39:13 PM PDT · by dayglored · 21 replies
    The Register ^ | Aug 22, 2016 | Richard Chirgwin
    Windows crashing and producing the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) is seldom pleasant, or convenient. It's also seldom as conspicuously displayed as in the image below, which The Register found on Facebook late last week. By your correspondent's reckoning, that there is a five-storey BSOD. If you can't see the pic below, click here (it is planted in Facebook's garden, so if you'd prefer not to visit, you were warned).
  • Microsoft's HoloLens secret sauce: A 28nm customized 24-core DSP engine built by TSMC

    08/23/2016 5:26:19 PM PDT · by dayglored · 30 replies
    The Register ^ | Aug 22, 2016 | Chris Williams
    Hot Chips Microsoft today revealed a first look at the inside of its Holographic Processing Unit (HPU) chip used in its virtual reality HoloLens specs. The secretive HPU is a custom-designed TSMC-fabricated 28nm coprocessor that has 24 Tensilica DSP cores arranged in 12 clusters. It has about 65 million logic gates, 8MB of SRAM, and a layer of 1GB of low-power DDR3 RAM on top, all in a 12mm-by-12mm BGA package. We understand it can perform a trillion calculations a second. It handles all the environment sensing and other input and output necessary for the virtual-reality goggles. It aggregates data...
  • No, Starbucks isn't cheating customers by adding ice to drinks

    08/23/2016 4:38:49 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    MSN ^ | August 23, 2016
    It seems that Starbucks (SBUX) can put as much ice as it wants in your beverage. A judge in California dismissed a case that accused the coffee chain of under-filling its iced drinks, saying the plaintiff had "not alleged any viable claims" against the company. "If children have figured out that including ice in a cold beverage decreases the amount of liquid they will receive, the Court has no difficulty concluding that a reasonable consumer would not be deceived into thinking that when they order an iced tea, that the drink they receive will include both ice and tea and...
  • A Design Defect Is Breaking a Ton of iPhone 6 Pluses

    08/23/2016 1:48:10 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 53 replies
    iFixIt ^ | August 23, 2016 | BY JULIA BLUFF
    People all over the world mail their broken iPhones to microsoldering specialist Jessa Jones. Aided by powerful microscopes and precision soldering irons, experts like Jessa pluck tiny chips off logic boards, swap them for new ones, and resurrect devices over which AppleÂ’s Genius Bar would say a eulogy.Jessa can fix practically anything. But these days, she spends most of her time fixing just one thing. Because every single month, more and more iPhone 6 and (especially) 6 Plus devices show up at her shop, iPad Rehab, with the same problem: a gray, flickering bar at the top of the display...
  • Samsung's Galaxy Note7 is the best smartphone on the planet, period

    08/23/2016 1:18:39 PM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 52 replies
    Mashable ^ | August 16th, 2016 | Raymond Wong
    iPhone fans are not going to like hearing this, but Samsung's Galaxy Note7 (yes, there's no space) is the best smartphone money can buy right now. I don't make that statement lightly. I've been a devout iPhone user who has owned four iPhones as his main everyday-carry phone for the last six years. Against all odds, Samsung has made the most impressive smartphone ever created.
  • Google's Android Platform Has A Serious Flaw

    08/23/2016 12:20:01 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 14 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | Aug. 23, 2016 10:15 AM ET | By Kevin Fulmer
    SUMMARY Half of Android users are stuck on software platforms from 2013 or earlier. This translates into a performance pitfall and major security flaw for Android users. As a result, Google is at risk to a major security breach, resulting in a exodus of users to Apple's iOS platform. Google's (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Android 7.0 is finally here! It looks smooth and makes several improvements, but does it actually matter? Most Android users won't see this update for quite some time, as Android updates typically have a very slow adoption rate. Demonstrated below, half of Android users are running their devices...
  • Richmond Fed Manufacturing Survey Collapses By Most On Record

    08/23/2016 8:06:54 AM PDT · by zek157 · 10 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 8/23 | Tyler Durden
    Following flash PMI's drop, another early August indicator has collapsed as Richmond Fed's manufacturing survey plunges to -11 (lowest since Jan 2013) missing expectations of +6. The plunge from July's +10 to August's -11 is the largest on record - back to 1993. Weakness was across the board with new orders crashing from +15 to -20, order backlogs and capacity utilization collapsed, and average workweek slumping. â—¦Forecast range from 5 to 9 from 10 economists surveyed â—¦Shipments fell to -14 after 7 the prior month â—¦New order volume slowed to -20 after 15 the prior month â—¦Order backlogs fell to...
  • A First Peek at Russia's New Space Cargo Ship

    08/22/2016 9:04:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    Russian engineers are finishing the design of a brand new space freighter that would replace the veteran Progress cargo ships supplying the International Space Station (ISS) with propellant, food, water and other goods, industry sources tell Popular Mechanics. The new vehicle will be about a ton heavier than its predecessor and will feature a radical new design. If it's actually built, the next-generation cargo ship will allow Russia to reduce the number of annual cargo shipments to the ISS from four to three while still delivering all necessary provisions for three people to live more or less permanently aboard the...
  • Presidential Olympics: The State Poll Scores That Trump Needs for a National Victory

    08/22/2016 5:57:05 PM PDT · by cba123 · 14 replies
    NWO Report ^ | August 22, 2016 | John Pudner
    Don't be intimidated by statistical experts and contradictory polls. The table below shows you how to use any swing-state poll to check if Donald Trump is on track to clear the nations 270-vote electoral bar in his race to become President.
  • KFC Launches New Fried Chicken-Scented Sunscreen

    08/22/2016 5:53:34 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 41 replies
    http://www.chewboom.com ^ | Bob Miller | August 22, 2016
    They Didn’t! Yes they did. Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) just dropped a limited run of Extra Crispy fried chicken-scented sunscreen. But we really shouldn’t be surprised, back in May, KFC Hong Kong introduced fried chicken flavored edible nail polish. If you’re feeling courageous, and would like to slather your body parts in KFC Fried Chicken-Scented Sunscreen – act fast – because KFC is only making 3,000 bottles of SPF 30 Extra Crispy Sunscreen available online on Monday, August 22, 2016. You can order a bottle for free by visiting www.ExtraCrispySunscreen.com and completing the request form. The free sunscreen is only...
  • Bill O'Reilly Donald Trump FULL Interview August 22, 2016 - Immigration Plan & More BIG NEWS!!

    08/22/2016 5:39:37 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 19 replies
    Bill O'Reilly Donald Trump FULL Interview August 22, 2016 Immigration Plan & More Fox News
  • Mike Pence Laughs When Fox Reporter Repeats Trump’s Promise to Win Black Votes

    08/22/2016 4:48:39 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 83 replies
    In one segment of a pre-taped interview with Fox’s Ainsley Earhardt aired Monday morning, Republican Veep candidate Mike Pence couldn’t help but chuckle with she repeated Trump’s promise to win basically the entire African-American vote. “He says that by 2020 he’s going to have 95% of the African-American support,” Earhardt said, compelling Pence to laugh. “Why are you laughing?” “Well, that’s Donald Trump,” Pence said, adding that his running mate was a “truth teller.” Trump’s strategy for minority outreach has come under scrutiny. He has been criticized for both his message (“What have you got to lose?”) and the fact...
  • Farmers’ Illegal Use of Herbicide Takes Toll on Neighboring Crops

    08/22/2016 2:09:41 PM PDT · by Theoria · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | 02 Aug 2016 | Jacob Bunge
    Issue is linked to Monsanto’s introduction of new herbicide-resistant biotech soybean Farmers in southern U.S. states have long battled weeds and destructive bugs, but this year they face a new threat: their neighbors. They say some growers are illegally spraying a powerful herbicide that is damaging hundreds of thousands of crop acres in Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee, a trend that regulators, farmers and academics link to Monsanto Co. ’s introduction this year of a new variety of genetically modified soybean. Monsanto’s new biotech soybean was designed to resist herbicides, including a powerful chemical called dicamba, long used to kill weeds...
  • Speedo USA, Ralph Lauren end Ryan Lochte endorsement deals

    08/22/2016 12:57:48 PM PDT · by PROCON · 32 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | Aug. 22, 2016 | FoxNews/AP
    Ralph Lauren announced Monday it would not renew its sponsorship contract with Ryan Lochte, becoming the second company to drop the U.S. Olympic swimmer in the wake of his scandal in Rio de Janeiro. Earlier Monday, Speedo USA executives said the company would drop its sponsorship of Lochte and donate $50,000 to charity. In Ralph Lauren's case, the company stated its contract with Lochte was for the 2016 Rio Olympics only, and would not be renewed. "Ralph Lauren continues to sponsor the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Team and the values that its athletes embody."
  • Boeing 747 - it was nice knowin ya!

    08/22/2016 11:57:32 AM PDT · by djf · 74 replies
    I was just talking to my neighbor who has a son that works in Everett. He says the last 747 is expected to come off the line in late September, this year! In my mind, this is just about the last thing I would recommend. Take a hiatus if you need one. But don't spend all your gumption on the 787. Stick to planes that WORK! Like the 737... Thoughts?
  • Dual-Core, 2GB RAM iPhone 6s Beats Octa-Core, 4GB RAM Galaxy Note 7 In Real-World Speed Test

    08/22/2016 11:25:17 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 60 replies
    Redmond Pie ^ | August 22nd, 2016 | By Paul Morris
    There’s always a very interesting period of smartphones comparison whenever a manufacturer introduces a new device into the market. The majority of non-technically au fait consumers will simply make their decisions based on the manufacturer of the hardware or the underlying operating system, but there’s always another particular subset of enthusiasts.Such users are not only passionate about how a new device performs, but also how it performs in comparison to the competition that’s already available. With that in mind, it was inevitable that Samsung’s latest 2016-released Galaxy Note 7 was going to be compared with Apple’s 2015 iPhone 6s range.The recently...
  • 'Ben-Hur' is one of the biggest flops of the summer

    08/21/2016 11:09:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 98 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 21, 2016 | Tre'vell Anderson
    During a weekend with three major new releases, holdovers “Suicide Squad,” from Warner Bros., and “Sausage Party,” from Sony, maintained their top spots at the box office. This means the big-budget reimagining of “Ben-Hur,” from Paramount Pictures and MGM, is one of the biggest flops of the summer. The third version of Lew Wallace’s 19th century novel “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” took in an estimated $11.4 million in the U.S and Canada, which was only good enough for fifth place. It met analyst projections of $10 million to $15 million, though the studio was aiming for an opening...
  • What Microsoft won't tell you about your Windows 10 recovery drive size (4GB? 8GB? 16GB?)

    08/22/2016 8:04:19 AM PDT · by dayglored · 25 replies
    PC World ^ | Aug 22, 2016 | Josh Norem
    Microsoft is coy about it in places, and estimates vary. (The time to make a Windows 10 recovery drive is before your PC dies. Grab a USB drive—you might need a big one!—and we'll show you how it's done...) Attila Balaton bought an 8GB USB key to create a Windows 10 Recovery Drive only to find out 16GB was required. Mea culpa: Answer Line was partly to blame, as my former colleague wrote that Microsoft suggests “at least a 4GB USB key.” It’s not his fault, though, as on this support page Microsoft says in order to create a Windows...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! (Week of 8-22-16)

    08/22/2016 3:28:39 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 19 replies
    www.michaelsavage.wnd.com/ ^ | 8-22-16 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Long queues at Singapore hawker stalls awarded with Michelin stars

    08/21/2016 4:19:53 PM PDT · by dennisw · 23 replies
    straitstimes. ^ | Jul 22, 2016,
    SINGAPORE - Less than 12 hours after his stall was awarded one star in the inaugural Singapore Michelin Guide, Mr Chan Hon Meng, 51, was back at work whipping up his signature soya sauce chicken dish for customers at Chinatown Complex. A queue of 10 people had formed at his Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle outlet even before it opened on Friday (July 22) morning. As of 10.30am, there were 21 people in the queue. Following his award, Mr Chan is considering introducing new dishes and opening another outlet. He told The Straits Times he has no...
  • NASA plans to hand over the ISS to a private corporation

    08/21/2016 4:18:36 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies
    engadget ^ | 08/19/2016 | Mariella Moon
    NASA is dead set on leaving Low-Earth Orbit to go to the moon, Mars and other farther destinations. That means extending the space station's funding beyond 2024 is out of the question. Now, NASA Deputy Associate Administrator Bill Hill has revealed what the agency wants to do with the ISS once astronauts move out. Instead of deorbiting it and sinking it into the ocean or breaking it apart to sell piece by piece, it apparently wants to hand the spacecraft over to a private corporation.
  • LA Times Poll: Trump Takes Half a Point Lead over Clinton

    08/21/2016 4:14:19 PM PDT · by cba123 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August 20, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    Donald Trump leads Hillary Clinton in the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times "Daybreak" poll for the first time since Aug. 3 — the last day he had an edge on the former secretary of state. (see article for full text)
  • Election Update: National Polls Show The Race Tightening — But State Polls Don’t (How is that?)

    08/21/2016 4:10:43 PM PDT · by cba123 · 31 replies
    Five Thirty Eight.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Nate Silver
    I'm not even going to quote from this story. You can link to it, if you want. I would like to say however, that the media is completely in an anti-Trump apoplecty recently, and people are sick of it.