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  • Lost Stanley Kubrick screenplay, Burning Secret, is found 60 years on

    07/16/2018 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    www.theguardian.com ^ | 07/16/2018 | Staff
    His first world war classic, Paths of Glory, is one of cinema’s most powerful anti-war movies, widely acclaimed as a masterpiece, as was his Roman epic, Spartacus, both of which starred Kirk Douglas. Now a “lost” screenplay by director Stanley Kubrick has been discovered – and it is so close to completion that it could be developed by film-makers. Entitled Burning Secret, the script is an adaptation of the 1913 novella by the Viennese writer Stefan Zweig. In Kubrick’s adaptation of the story of adultery and passion set in a spa resort, a suave and predatory man befriends a 10-year-old...
  • This startup is the perfect example of Korea’s vibrant crypto market

    07/16/2018 9:08:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    TNW ^ | July 16, 2018 | Lucas Miller
    Though cryptocurrencies and blockchain applications seem to have taken the entire world by storm, there are few places where this new technology has been embraced like South Korea. In part, thanks to changing regulations within the country, the overwhelming sentiment seems to indicate that crypto will soon become fully integrated into everyday life in South Korea. But what is it that has made cryptocurrency take off in South Korea at such an unprecedented rate? By taking a closer look at overall trends and how they have impacted blockchain startups like Bezant, we also get greater insight into the success of...
  • Flippin' awesome: Footage of a 1982 cassette player's amazing auto-reverse system

    07/16/2018 6:58:32 AM PDT · by dennisw · 51 replies
    MAILONLINE ^ | 13 July 2018 | TED THORNHILL
    Flippin' awesome: Footage of a 1982 cassette player's amazing auto-reverse system has the internet mesmerised The footage shows one of the best auto-reverse systems - by Nakamichi The system on the RX-202 model physically flips the cassette around After the clip was uploaded to Imgur it garnered 100,000 views There were several purchases that helped people ‘keep up with the Joneses’ in the 1980s – buying SodaStreams, cars with head rests and, of course, cassette players with auto-reverse. And it seems that the latter is still mesmerising people, because a video of a 1982 auto-reverse system in action has been...
  • Ivanka Trump’s Clothing Line Pulled From Yet Another Department Store (Canada)

    07/15/2018 5:20:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    MSN Lifestyle ^ | July 15, 2018 | Sara Hendricks, Refinery 29
    Another Ivanka Trump placement bites the dust. Trump’s titular fashion line, Ivanka Trump, has been dropped by Hudson’s Bay, a Canadian department store. The line can no longer be found on the store’s website and will be gradually phased out of stores in the coming months. Hudson’s Bay’s decision should not come as a surprise to Canadians. According to the Guardian, an activist group called the “Peeved Beavers” have been leading demonstrations against the store over the past year. And, of course, it has also been faced with the ultimate kiss of death for any fashion line — poor brand...
  • The High Cost of Catering to SJWs on Campus: Dwindling Enrollment and Finances

    07/15/2018 4:41:19 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tom Ciccota
    Over the last few years, a select few schools around the country have shown the high cost of catering to the demands of partisan activist groups and mobs of social justice warriors. Schools like Evergreen State College, the University of Missouri and Oberlin College are all notorious for their tendency to pander to social justice activists — and now they are paying the price. Although college enrollment is slightly declining throughout the country, these institutions have seen massive declines over just the past few years.
  • Sinclair Broadcasting plans to launch streaming service: report

    07/15/2018 4:17:47 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 3 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 14, 2018 | Brett Samuels
    Sinclair Broadcast Group is working on a streaming news service that could launch later this year, BuzzFeed News reported Wednesday. The company has submitted a trademark application for a free streaming app, called STIRR, BuzzFeed reported. Sources familiar with the project told the news outlet that the app would offer local and national news, as well as other on-demand programming. A spokesperson for Sinclair declined to comment to BuzzFeed. The app would represent the latest effort from Sinclair to expand its reach.
  • A look inside the last Blockbuster video store in America

    07/15/2018 3:40:22 PM PDT · by BBell · 61 replies
    A man parked his motorcycle on the sidewalk Saturday morning, ruining the aesthetic of the last remaining Blockbuster in the continental United States. "You can't park there," general manager Sandi Harding told the man as he walked into the store in Bend, Oregon. "People are trying to take pictures." The man paused for a beat. There was confusion in his response. "Trying to take pictures?" Somehow he had missed the past decade, when Blockbuster the video rental behemoth became Blockbuster the fallen victim of modernity.In 2004, at the company's peak, 9,000 Blockbuster outlets studded city blocks and suburban strip malls...
  • Yes, open office plans are the worst

    07/14/2018 4:58:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 58 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | Sarah Wells
    While the concept behind open office spaces is to drive informal interaction and collaboration among employees, the study found that for both groups of employees monitored (52 for one company and 100 for the other company) face-to-face interactions dropped, the number of emails sent increased between 20 and 50 percent and company executives reported a qualitative drop in productivity. “[Organizations] transform their office architectures into open spaces with the intention of creating more [face-to-face] interaction and thus a more vibrant work environment,” the study’s authors, Ethan Bernstein and Stephen Turban, wrote. “[But] what they often get—as captured by a steady...
  • Is using magnets and copper wiring to power light bulbs a money saver?

    Aside that it is neat, is it actually worth the expense over time?
  • Dozens hurt as Ryanair flight loses cabin pressure

    07/14/2018 9:53:14 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    BBC ^ | 07/14/2018
    More than 30 Ryanair passengers, some bleeding from their ears, have received hospital treatment in Germany after their plane to Croatia lost cabin pressure, German police say. Flight FR7312 from Dublin to Zadar made an emergency landing in Frankfurt. The airline said oxygen masks were deployed and the crew carried out a "controlled descent". The plane descended 8,000m (26,000ft) from 11,300m to 3,000m in seven minutes, according to Flight Radar. Ryanair said the plane "landed normally and customers disembarked, where a small number received medical attention as a precaution". The plane was carrying 189 passengers, 33 of whom were hospitalised,...
  • Alleged mob hit in the Bronx that critically injures man caught on video

    07/14/2018 12:07:56 AM PDT · by BBell · 23 replies
    https://pix11.com/ ^ | 7/13/18 | Anthony DiLorenzo
    THROGS NECK, the Bronx — A man was critically injured outside his Bronx home in what police sources said on Friday is an attempted mob attack. It happened at about 6:30 a.m. Wednesday in the vicinity of Tierney Place and Locus Point Drive in Throgs Neck. Video surveillance shows a man firing several shots at a 41-year-old man before fleeing the scene inside a red four-door sedan. The victim, who police sources identified as Bonnano Associate Salvatore Zottola, suffered several gunshot wounds to his torso, his left hand and graze wounds to his head.
  • [2016] Would Margaret Thatcher have backed Brexit?

    07/13/2018 7:01:36 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | Feb 2016 | Charles Moore
    Charles Powell, her most important private secretary, now believes that she would have negotiated a deal quite like David Cameron’s latest, and urged a Remain vote. Norman Tebbit, one of her most senior and like-minded ministers, says the opposite. I shall not break my rule by agreeing or disagreeing with either. But the story of Mrs Thatcher and Europe does reveal something interesting. The whole time she was in office, she never said that Britain should leave. Once she had left office, she said privately – to me and several others – that she thought we should.
  • When this scrapyard worker’s truck was stolen, all he cared about was his dog

    07/13/2018 5:18:24 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 13 JULY 2018 | Landon Haaf
    DALLAS – Norman Junge was cleaning out a tank at a west Dallas metal recycling plant when his truck was stolen and eventually led police on a high-speed chase. But Junge, a burly, bearded fellow who spoke to the media in a tank top and a trucker’s cap, wasn’t worried about his Ford F-250 or the tank-bearing trailer hooked up to the back. His 10-year-old dog, Mia, was in the car with the suspect. “My first reaction is this dog. As far as that’s concerned,” he said, gesturing toward the truck, “that’s just material goods.”
  • SF police arrest serial rapist who disguised as rideshare driver

    07/13/2018 5:12:23 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 10 replies
    KRON 4 ^ | 13 JULY 2018 | AJA SELDON
    SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - The San Francisco Police Department arrested a serial rapist who allegedly disguised himself as a rideshare driver to prey upon victims. Authorities say Orlando Vilchez Lazo, 37, would wait outside local bars posing as a rideshare driver. The victims would enter Lazo's vehicle which they believed was the rideshare car they requested. Police say the victims were taken to other locations and sexually assaulted.
  • [B]ond market is sounding an alarm...as 'yield curve' spread hits narrowest in 11 years...

    07/13/2018 4:29:24 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    cnbc ^ | 07/13/2018 | Patti Domm
    Some market pros say that warning from the Treasury yield curve, which has long been viewed as reliable, is not as relevant as it once was because of the long years of central bank easing that has depressed interest rates and turned debt markets into far more placid arenas. The curve has been getting flatter by the day — meaning short-end interest rates are rising faster than long-term rates, and they are growing closer together. A flattening curve is a warning about economic weakness ahead, but should the curve invert— where the short end yield, like the 2-year, is actually...
  • 2018 MacBook Pro Review

    07/13/2018 1:59:00 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 37 replies
    HRTApps.com ^ | July 12, 2018 | By Craig A. Hunter
    I’ve been using Mac laptops for a long time, going back to the very first portable Apple ever made, so I was really excited when Apple sent me a new MacBook Pro to test and review. This 15” space gray MacBook Pro looks just like the 2016 model I purchased about 18 months ago, but on the inside it has some big changes. My test unit came equipped with a 2.9 GHz Intel i9 processor with 6-cores (a Core i9-8950HK to be specific, part of Intel’s Coffee Lake family), 32 GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 memory, an AMD Radeon Pro...
  • Civil servant skipped work for a decade and nobody noticed

    07/13/2018 11:10:36 AM PDT · by Innovative · 46 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 12, 2018 | Frank Chung,
    A Spanish public servant who skipped work for a decade without anyone noticing spent his free time running a male brothel and drawing erotic comics. Carles Recio, who was paid a €50,000 ($58,000) salary as an archives director in Valencia’s provincial government, would show up to the office every morning at 7:30 a.m. to clock in using the fingerprint scanner before heading home, only returning to the office at 3:30 p.m. to clock out. He kept up the routine for 10 years before colleagues began to raise suspicions. After Spanish newspaper El Mundo broke the story 18 months ago, Recio...
  • As Trade War Persists, Mnuchin Says China Talks Have 'Broken Down'

    07/12/2018 8:44:38 PM PDT · by cba123 · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/12/2018 | By Alan Rappeport and Jim Tankersley
    WASHINGTON — The trade war between the United States and China showed no signs of yielding on Thursday, as Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, told lawmakers there was no clear path to resolution and Beijing blasted the administration over its approach. (whaah) Trump is doing great. The first US President, who I dare say that about.
  • Blockbuster departs Alaska, leaving 1 store left in U.S.

    07/12/2018 7:11:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 84 replies
    A.P. ^ | July 12, 2018
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska >> Alaska’s last two Blockbuster video stores are calling it quits, leaving just one store open in the United States. The stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks will close for rentals after Sunday night and reopen Tuesday for video liquidation sales through the end of August, said Kevin Daymude, general manager of Blockbuster Alaska.
  • New Planned Parenthood Ad: “Oppose Kavanaugh and Protect Our Constitutional Right to Abortion”

    07/12/2018 6:46:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 12, 2018 | Micaiah Bilger
    Planned Parenthood launched a huge new advertising campaign this week to oppose President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Hoping to lobby enough U.S. Senators to oppose his nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the abortion chain is running the ad in all 50 states, the Washington Examiner reports. “Tell your Senators, ‘Oppose Brett Kavanaugh and protect our constitutional right to abortion,’” the ad says. The ad includes a clip of Trump’s statements about the Supreme Court during a 2016 presidential debate in Las Vegas. Trump said if he appoints two or three justices to the high court, Roe v....