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  • California’s Jobless Rate Increases As More Enter Workforce

    08/24/2016 12:10:09 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 9 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 · 41 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 · 63 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 · 38 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 · 29 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 · 15 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 · 7 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.
  • Donald Trump, a ‘Rigged’ Election and the Politics of Race (the leftist agenda continues)

    08/21/2016 4:01:31 PM PDT · by cba123 · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUG. 21, 2016 | By MAGGIE HABERMAN and MATT FLEGENHEIMER
    As he seeks to revive his embattled candidacy, Donald J. Trump has seized on a new argument to rally his supporters and to explain away a possible defeat in November: that Democrats are preparing to exploit weak voter identification laws to win a “stolen election” through fraudulent voting. The claim has spurred outrage among Democrats, and has alarmed some Republicans who worry his tactics will backfire, angering minority voters and threatening the party’s chances in close races further down the ballot. Since 2010, Republican governors and Republican-held state legislatures have fought for stricter voter identification laws, which Democrats argue are...
  • With New Wage Increase, Venezuela Braces for Worsening Inflation, Layoffs

    08/21/2016 3:38:03 PM PDT · by fella · 36 replies
    Panam Post ^ | 19 August 2016 | Sabrina Martin
    President Nicolás Maduro Raises Minimum Wage 50 Percent Venezuela’s national minimum wage was raised 50 percent this week, but experts warned President Nicolás Maduro the increase could result in closures to small businesses. During a national radio and television broadcast, the president said the minimum wage will be set at VEF $22,076 (US $2,218) monthly, while the food bonus will be VEF $42,480 (US $4,269). Maduro has bragged in the past about the 14 increases in minimum wage made over the last three years, but fails to address that the country faces the highest inflation in the world. Economists predict...
  • Trump finds support in former Democratic stronghold in Maryland

    08/21/2016 11:06:34 AM PDT · by cba123 · 18 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | August 20, 2016 | John Fritze
    Twenty years ago, when thousands of people still drove past his Edgemere gas station every day on their way to make steel and cars, Carl Hobson put up signs for Democrats. Now the 77-year-old displays one of the largest "Trump" signs in this blue-collar community. The "Make America Great Again" slogan is impossible to miss under the price for diesel. Hobson has owned the station since 1964, when Bethlehem Steel and General Motors weren't just large employers important to the local economy — they were fundamental to the region's culture. "People don't want a third term of Obama," Hobson said....
  • Microsoft can't tell North from South on Bing Maps (misplaced Melbourne Australia near Japan)

    08/21/2016 8:51:05 AM PDT · by dayglored · 21 replies
    The Register ^ | Aug 21, 2016 | Simon Sharwood
    City of Melbourne, population four million, placed in the wrong hemisphere Microsoft has misplaced Melbourne, the four-million-inhabitant capital of the Australian State of Victoria. A search on Bing Maps for “Melbourne, Victoria, Australia” says the city is at 37.813610, 144.963100 which we've screen-captured above (or here for those reading our mobile site). The co-ordinates are right save for one important detail: Melbourne is at 37.8136° South. Bing's therefore put it in the wrong hemisphere. The Register's Australian outpost has tried searching for a few other major cities in Victoria and beyond and believes this is an isolated and probably-fat-fingered error....
  • Spacewalkers attach docking adapter to space station for commercial vehicles

    Attached to the station’s no-longer-needed shuttle port at the front of the station, the Boeing-built International Docking Adapter will allow spacecraft from both companies to bring crews to the outpost, ending NASA’s sole reliance on Russian Soyuz ferry ships. A second IDA is expected to be attached in 2018. “It is amazing that now we’ve opened up a new chapter in the story of the International Space Station, putting the front door on this for future commercial vehicles,” radioed station commander Jeff Williams, who worked with astronaut Kate Rubins to attach and outfit the IDA. “Congratulations to the entire team.”...
  • Red alert, Democrats. Donald Trump might be poised to make a comeback. (Hillary insider worried)

    08/21/2016 7:39:47 AM PDT · by cba123 · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2 days ago | Jonathan Capehart
    Democrats have reason to be thrilled by the campaign chaos swarming the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. Three different campaign managers in two months? Poll numbers in the toilet? Reliably red states in danger of turning blue? The rending of garments and gnashing of teeth of dyed-in-the-wool Republicans as the party of Reagan sinks inexorably into the party of Trump? The schadenfreude is just too delicious. But the shoe will be on the other foot if Democrats don’t heed the warning signs I’ve noticed in the past few days. Hours before news of the change in campaign management was announced,...
  • Planned, forgotten: Unfinished projects could've spared thousands from Louisiana flood

    08/21/2016 5:27:22 AM PDT · by fella · 27 replies
    The Advocate ^ | 20 August 2016 | Steve Hardy& David J. Mitchell
    Trey Poirrier and Jerry Gravois stood in waist-deep floodwater near the St. Amant Fire Department Monday morning trying, unsuccessfully, to reach a relative’s waterlogged home. Nearby, caskets were floating around the Methodist church. Volunteer boaters sailed by them with a rescued family of five, including three girls young enough to attend close-by Lake Primary School, also under water. “The pictures and the videos don’t serve it justice until you get out here,” Poirrier remarked. This is South Louisiana in August 2016 — people reduced to pleading for diapers in Central, whole neighborhoods wrecked in Baton Rouge, and most of Denham Springs...
  • AUDIO DONALD TRUMP FULL INTERVIEW WITH JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO FOX NEWS 8 20 2016 1

    08/20/2016 7:14:51 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 13 replies
    AUDIO DONALD TRUMP FULL INTERVIEW WITH JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO FOX NEWS 8 20 2016 1
  • American Truckers Just Got BAD News From Obama… This Is a Total Disgrace

    08/20/2016 4:13:34 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 88 replies
    American truckers, and the big rigs they drive, are literally the lifeblood of this nation, transporting food, raw materials and finished goods from one end of the country to the other and back again, delivering what is needed where it is needed when it is needed on a daily basis. But those truckers just had a major roadblock placed in their way, courtesy of President Barack Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency, and the consequences for not only the trucking industry, but America as a whole, could be devastating. According to The Daily Caller, the EPA just announced on Tuesday that it...
  • How To Sue Soros-Supported Orgs For Damages-Any Ideas? We need a plan

    08/20/2016 3:57:07 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 39 replies
    For anyone who is harmed or who suffers civil damages, can charges be brought-if any connection can be made-against the Soros Shadow Organizations that are paying these people, or otherwise fomenting violent behavior? Can these organizations be charged as co-defendants as well? If anyone is hurt, be sure to ask your attorney to search for a link between the street thug and Soros. I hope we can network in order to make a business plan. Productive thoughts?
  • Trump meets with Hispanic leaders in New York City

    08/20/2016 3:10:34 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 26 replies
    Trump meets with Hispanic leaders in New York City
  • Ben Carson Compares Trump Camp Shakeup to a Relay Race 8 20 16

    08/20/2016 3:09:17 PM PDT · by KMG365 · 7 replies
    Ben Carson Compares Trump Camp Shakeup to a Relay Race 8 20 16
  • Know Your Enemies: Hollywood Drones 4 Clinton

    08/20/2016 2:43:41 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 5 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/20/16 | CNN
    Take a look at all the trolls coming out to support Hillary. DiCaprio Timberlake Biel Iger ...etc. Add them to your boycot list.
  • Windows 10 Anniversary Update reportedly breaks millions of webcams

    08/20/2016 11:07:16 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 100 replies
    NeoWin.net ^ | August 20, 2016 | by Usama Jawed
    The Windows 10 Anniversary Update for PCs started rolling out more than two weeks ago. While many have been happy with the new features and improvements it brings, thousands of others are reportedly experiencing critical issues, that are rendering their machines unresponsive. The news of the OS causing system freezes broke out a couple of days after the rollout of the Anniversary Update began, and now a new report suggests that the update has caused another frustrating issue for users around the globe. Brad Sams on Thurrott.com reports that the Windows 10 Anniversary Update broke millions of webcams. He states...
  • Know English? For New York Cabdrivers, That’s No Longer Required

    08/20/2016 9:15:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | Aug. 19, 2016 | Emma G. FitzSimmons
    Hail a yellow taxi in New York City, and there is a good chance the driver is from another country. Passengers are regularly exposed to a range of languages that span the globe, from Spanish to Bengali to Urdu. It can be charming, but also maddening for riders who feel that drivers do not understand where they want to go. Don’t you have to speak English, some wonder, to drive a taxi here? As of Friday, the answer is no. That is when new rules went into effect eliminating the requirement that taxi drivers take an English proficiency exam. Now,...
  • Lockheed Martin files patent for a synthetic diamond 3D printer

    08/19/2016 11:02:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | August 19, 2016 | Katie Armstrong
    Lockheed Martin, the aerospace company, have filed a patent for a new kind of 3D printer. The patent, filed on April 4 by inventor David G. Findley, describes a new way of 3D printing which would use a pre-ceramic polymer and nanoparticle filler to create synthetic diamond objects of pretty much any shape you can dream up. “[The] method includes depositing alternating layers of a ceramic powder and a pre-ceramic polymer dissolved in a solvent. Each layer of the pre-ceramic polymer is deposited in a shape corresponding to a cross section of an object. The alternating layers of the ceramic...
  • NEWT GINGRICH FULL EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SEAN HANNITY - FOX NEWS (8/19/2016)

    NEWT GINGRICH FULL EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH SEAN HANNITY - FOX NEWS (8/19/2016)
  • Malwarebytes reports new OS X malware that could easily fool less technical users

    08/19/2016 12:27:28 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 36 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | August 19, 2016 | by Ben Lovejoy
    (Notice the subtle difference in the two requestors. The one on the bottom is the fake one.— Swordmaker) No 9to5Mac reader is going to be at risk from malware that directs users to a scam website and asks them to download software, but Malwarebytes has discovered a previously unknown piece of Mac malware that could easily fool less technical users.Thomas Reed, lead researcher at Malwarebytes, told us that he found the malware on a scam page hosted on the official Advanced Mac Cleaner website … It does rely on a naive user approving a request to install Advanced Mac Cleaner on their machine, but...
  • Target to spend $20 million on single-stall bathrooms after backlash to its restroom policy

    08/19/2016 10:44:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 38 replies
    Washington post ^ | August 17, 2016 | Sarah Halzack
    Target said Wednesday it is preparing to spend $20 million in the coming months to add single-stall bathrooms along with men’s and women’s restrooms in its stores, a move meant to accommodate shoppers who have expressed concern about the retailers’ policy of allowing customers and employees to use the bathroom that corresponds to the gender they identify with. “Some of our guests clearly are uncomfortable with our policy, and some are really supportive,” said Cathy Smith, Target’s chief financial officer, in a conference call wither reporters.
  • What’s Wrong With the EPA Analysis Used to Justify New Fuel Standards for Trucks

    08/19/2016 6:52:24 AM PDT · by fella · 20 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 18 Aug 2016 | Nicolas Loris
    In a continued effort to address alleged man-made global warming, the Obama administration has finalized energy efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks. While the administration is pledging to reduce fuel use and cut greenhouse gas emissions, its stringent energy mandate will do nothing to affect climate change. What it will do, however, is take decisions away from the American individuals and businesses and consolidate more power in Washington. The regulation requires a wide variety of vehicles—from school buses and passenger vans, to garbage and delivery trucks and long-haul tractor-trailers—to improve fuel efficiency.
  • Tech Jobs in Bay Area Surpass Dot-Com Era's Peak

    08/18/2016 11:25:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 08/17/2016 | George Avalos
    The Bay Area now has a record number of technology jobs that surpasses even the peak of the dot-com years, a surge fueled by a hiring binge over the past four years. And despite worries about a potential slowdown, experts are saying a "Tech Bubble 2.0" doesn't appear to be on the horizon. The Bay Area now has 746,100 technology jobs, topping the record set during the dot-com era by 21,000 jobs, according to this newspaper's analysis of Employment Development Department statistics for the nine-county region. While the surge has brought more jobs, it also has added to the region's...
  • iOS and Android Combined For Record 99% of Smartphone Sales Last Quarter

    08/18/2016 9:48:53 PM PDT · by Shanghai Dan · 7 replies
    Slashdot ^ | August 18, 2016 | BeauHD
    The research firm Gartner has crunched some numbers and found that Android and iOS accounted for a record 99.1% worldwide market share in the second calendar quarter of 2016, which is compared to 96.8% in the year-ago period. What some may view as even more shocking is that Android accounted for 86.2% of the market share in the second quarter, up from 82.2% a year ago. Meanwhile, iOS lost some ground as it dropped to 12.9% market share from 14.6% in the year-ago period. It's no surprise that Windows and BlackBerry have been losing market share. They dropped to 0.6%...