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  • The miniature radio that could link the Internet of Things

    09/14/2014 8:33:47 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    digitaltrends.com ^ | September 14, 2014 | David Nield —
    It could help another wave of devices connect up to “The Internet of Things” and beam data back to the Web. The smart homes of the future require gadgets that can communicate with the Internet as well as with each other. As technology such as this ant-sized radio gets cheaper and more lightweight, it can be built into more devices — the team behind the new invention is hoping that it can help push innovation in wearables and smart hardware. “The next exponential growth in connectivity will be connecting objects together and giving us remote control through the Web,” says...
  • World’s first 3D-printed car unveiled in Chicago

    09/14/2014 6:46:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 27 replies
    whnt.com ^ | 06:25pm, September 14, 2014 | Jake Reed
    The concept of Strati began just six months ago, before being brought to the showroom floor of the International Manufacturing Technology Show. Attendees got a first-hand look at the body of the car being printed layer by layer over a 44-hour period. Then, the non-printable parts, like the engine, lights and glass windshield were added. The top speed of the Strati is 40 miles per hour and a range of 120 miles on one charge. Rogers says the initial retail cost will start at $18,000 and go upwards of $30,000. However, when it comes time for a change, many of...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, September 14th, 2014.

    09/14/2014 5:03:07 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 85 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunay, September 14th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Oil smuggling, theft, extortion: How ISIS earns $3M a day

    09/14/2014 10:47:11 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 16 replies
    CNBC ^ | 09/14/2014 | AP
    <p>Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts.</p>
  • Another Side Of The Story Emerges For The Sarah Palin Family Brawl (pretty good)

    09/14/2014 5:52:47 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 33 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 9/14/14 | images via People.com, Business Insider, Barracuda Brigade, and My Veteran
    According to the source close to the Palins, that is not what happened. He said that the problem began with Cleary engaging in some unnamed “questionable behavior,” after which he tried to get into the Hummer. Four men “piled on” top of Track. Seeing his son involved in a one-against-four battle, Todd Palin joined in, presumably to get the guys off of his kid. That was how he ended up being bloodied up. Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1473833/another-side-of-the-story-emerges-for-the-sarah-palin-family-brawl/#cvKSyq26Y5DRwM4Q.99
  • Minnesota’s largest high school ditches Michelle O’s lunch rules

    09/13/2014 7:52:18 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 17 replies
    EAGnews ^ | 9/12/14 | Victor Skinner
    Another reason the school is ditching the federal lunch rules is because much of the “healthy” food – such as the mandatory fruit or vegetables – ended up in the trash, anyway.
  • Cecile Richards complains about over-the-counter birth control plan

    09/12/2014 5:52:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Live action ^ | Cassy Fiano
    Abortion advocates have long been pushing for birth control and emergency contraceptives to be sold over-the-counter. According to Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards, some politicians are trying to make the birth control pill available without health insurance and over-the-counter. But rather than being excited about this, Richards has written an op-ed for CNN explaining about how bad this will be for women. So when politicians who have otherwise embraced policies that would drag women back to the 1950s suggest making birth control available over the counter instead of covering it in insurance plans, they’re not experiencing a change of heart....
  • Check Out These Clydesdales' Tribute to 9/11

    09/12/2014 3:54:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | 9-11-14 | Katherine Rodriguez
    If you're looking for a heartwarming advertisement about 9/11, look no further than this throwback ad from Budweiser in 2002. The ad shows several Clydesdale horses crossing the Brooklyn Bridge and other scenes before the horses kneel down before a scene of New York City. The ad was only shown once during the 2002 Super Bowl, but boy did it make an impact. Here's a little more background on the ad from the St. Louis-based company AB Global Creative: “We filmed in New York City. We had a helicopter going over the Brooklyn Bridge. Mayor Guiliani let us into the...
  • Brussels Anti-Green Purge – New EU Leaders Neuter Green Lobby

    09/12/2014 2:32:54 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 4 replies
    wattsupwiththat.com ^ | September 12, 2014 | Anthony Watts
    From Benny Peiser and The GWPF – [Conservative MEP] Miguel Arias Canete, Spain’s former agriculture and environment minister, was nominated as the European Union’s next commissioner for climate and energy, becoming the first single supervisor of those two policy areas. The new commission will take office as energy policy is moving up the EU agenda amid a crisis in Ukraine, the transit country for around half of Russian natural gas to Europe, and the unrest in Middle East. –Ewa Krukowska, Bloomberg 10 September 2014 Jean-Claude Juncker’s decision to group EU commissioners into teams serving under a vice-president has been...
  • A Few Words About Reclining Airline Seats

    09/12/2014 11:47:15 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 68 replies
    Reason ^ | Steve Chapman | September 8, 2014
    Face it, people: You've made it clear you want a low price more than you want comfort, so this airline has provided it. Good morning. This is your captain. We'll be cruising today at an altitude of 30,000 feet, and we expect to arrive at our destination on time. Then we'll spend 45 minutes on the tarmac waiting for a gate to open up, because apparently, the airport folks had no idea we were coming. Our flight crew will be coming through the cabin shortly to offer you a choice of lukewarm beverages along with a tiny chemical-infused snack that...
  • America, 2014: The Land of Entitlements

    09/12/2014 10:06:47 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12 September 2014 | David Long
    Earlier this week I had lunch with a CPA client of mine to talk with him about increasing the number of his small business clients who provide medical insurance plans to their employees. Everything I recount herein is from him; I am not making this up. His answer and the reasoning behind his answer were stunning to me. In my naivety, I hadn’t even dreamed that I would hear anything like what he was about to tell me.
  • Running government like a business.

    09/12/2014 9:10:06 AM PDT · by ugafan · 12 replies
    I'm trying to answer a simple question. If the government was run by mostly business people rather than mostly lawyers and career politicians what would be the result? Would business experts improve things overall? Or would business experts just acclimate to business as usual in Washington or even be worse than lawyers and career politicians?
  • Here's Apple Pay in Action (video) [and replacing min-wage clerk jobs]

    09/12/2014 8:03:39 AM PDT · by ctdonath2 · 36 replies
    TechCrunch ^ | 9/9/14 | TechCrunch
    At 1:40, demonstrates using an iPhone to bypass a fast-food cashier entirely: open app, recognizes you're at a restaurant, shows the menu, you pick what you want, tap "Pay", authorize with fingerprint on phone, go to food pickup window.
  • NARAL Lobbies GoFundMe to Allow Women to Crowdfund Their Abortions

    09/11/2014 9:43:45 PM PDT · by Morgana · 19 replies
    Life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    NARAL is not happy that crowdfunding website GoFundMe has taken down a woman’s attempt to crowdfund her abortion and is prohibiting future attempts for people to use its service to raise money to kill their unborn children. LifeNews.com broke the story last week about a woman named Bailey who was using the crowdfunding web site GoFundMe to raise money for her abortion. GoFundMe eventually made public a response to why it shut the attempt down. baileyNow, one of the biggest pro-abortion groups in the country is upset and has started a lobbying campaign to get its members to pressure GoFundMe...
  • (Video Link) Automated Conveyor Belt Sushi, Or, Why $15 Minimum Wage Will Doom Fast Food Workers

    09/11/2014 7:28:31 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Chonday ^ | Peter Barakan
    Conveyor Belt Sushi, Japan A dining concept that lets you pick from a wide range of one of Japan's best-known foods. NOTE: Click on the referenced link to watch the video. P.S. This technology will doom the SEIU/$15.00 minimum wage movement.
  • Beautiful mansion is Detroit's biggest sale in at least a decade

    09/11/2014 6:07:08 PM PDT · by upbeat5 · 8 replies
    Yahoo Homes ^ | September 10, 2014 | Ilyce R. Glink
    Detroit has recorded its biggest home sale in a long, long time. The historic and still-beautiful Alfred J. Fisher mansion sold to an anonymous all-cash buyer for $1.6 million, more than any Detroit home in recent memory, according to the Detroit Free Press. That might not sound like much, but this is a city where thousands of homes have been razed because they couldn’t be sold for anything. Detroit hasn't seen a sale price like that for at least a decade. The home has 15 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, an indoor pool, a ballroom and 2 acres of landscaped grounds in...
  • EPA Proposed Regulation Would Significantly Hurt Access to Electricity

    09/11/2014 1:15:30 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 9 replies
    American Legislator ^ | 9-11-14 | John Eick
    When talking about energy and environmental policy, it is a bit troublesome to watch just how recklessly big-government environmentalists unfairly and erroneously accuse individuals and organizations of the pro-free market persuasion of being “climate deniers.” Instead of engaging in thoughtful, substantive discussion, many of these environmental activists oftentimes resort to this tactic of public shaming in order to eliminate debate and to bully individuals and groups into supporting an ever-expansive federal regulatory scheme. There is a key distinction between climate change denial and having major concerns with a proposed EPA regulation that would place a significant financial burden on the...
  • U.S. weekly jobless claims rise unexpectedly (Unexpectedly)

    09/11/2014 7:07:37 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 24 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 11, 2014 | Chicago Tribune
    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, but that probably does not signal a material shift in labor market conditions as claims remain near their pre-recession levels. http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/breaking/chi-us-weekly-jobless-claims-rise-unexpectedly-20140911-story.html?track=rss
  • For 90% Of Americans: There Has Been No Recovery

    09/11/2014 7:03:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Street Talk Live ^ | 09/11/2014 | Lance Roberts
    Every three years the Federal Reserve releases a survey of consumer finances that is a stockpile of data on everything from household net worth to incomes. The 2013 survey confirms statements I have made previously regarding the Fed's monetary interventions leaving the majority of Americans behind: "While the ongoing interventions by the Federal Reserve have certainly boosted asset prices higher, the only real accomplishment has been a widening of the wealth gap between the top 10% of individuals that have dollars invested in the financial markets and everyone else. What monetary interventions have failed to accomplish is an increase in production...
  • D.C. is the Wild West when enforcing tickets for traffic violators, audit finds

    09/10/2014 8:11:27 PM PDT · by dennisw · 13 replies
    washingtonpost. ^ | September 8 | Ashley Halsey III
    In Washington, D.C., where issuing traffic citations is a $179 million-a-year business, drivers get speeding tickets for violations they donÂ’t commit and for vehicles theyÂ’ve never owned. Those are among the findings in a 115-page audit of the three city agencies that issued nearly 2.5 million parking and traffic tickets in fiscal 2013, according to a withering report issued Monday by the D.C. inspector general. The report portrays the District as the Wild West of traffic enforcement when compared with neighboring jurisdictions and the states, with a shortage of regulations, a legion of ticket writers often confused about the rules,...
  • The Blue States’ Economic Paradox

    09/10/2014 2:11:07 PM PDT · by ThethoughtsofGreg · 1 replies
    /amregister ^ | 9-10-14 | Ben Wilterdink
    Blue states have a problem. Although there are some recently notable exceptions, most vehemently oppose cutting taxes, favoring instead a tax-and-spend or top-down redistribution approach. They require high taxes to finance the pet projects they believe the market is too short-sighted to support, like Solyndra. At the same time, however, these big government states try to pursue goals of economic growth, even if they believe the best way to achieve growth is through central economic planning rather than free markets. Overwhelming economic evidence demonstrates that the best way to achieve robust economic growth is when citizens are able to save,...
  • RadioShack restructuring begins to takes shape

    09/10/2014 1:54:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Thoubled electronics retailer RadioShack Corp's shares have lost nearly a third of their value since brokerage Wedbush Securities said on Tuesday the company could file for bankruptcy soon, making the stock worthless by the end of this year. The stock fell as much as 20 percent to 76 cents on Wednesday, adding to a 23 percent plunge on Tuesday. "Our price target reflects our expectation that creditors will force a reorganization and wipe out RadioShack's equity," Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter wrote in a note. Pachter, rated four stars out of five by StarMine for the accuracy of his calls on...
  • Windows 8.1 continues to inch along: Progress is still coming at a snail's pace.

    09/10/2014 10:24:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    C/NET ^ | 09/10/2014 | Lance Whitney
    <p>Windows 8.1 carved out more of the desktop OS market last month, though its progress remains slow.</p> <p>For the month of August, Windows 8.1 eked out a 7.09 percent market share based on all the desktop OS traffic seen by Web tracker Net Applications. That number was up slightly from 6.56 percent in July, 6.61 percent in June, and 6.35 percent in May. Still in use among many people, Windows 8 scored 6.28 percent of the market last month.</p>
  • Obama rejected: Top golf courses say no to his Labor Day play requests

    09/10/2014 8:07:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 10, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    At least three elite golf courses in the wealthy New York community of Westchester turned up their noses at President Obama and declined to let him play during his Labor Day travels to the area, citing concerns of inconveniencing their high-profile clients, a source told New York media. Among the courses: The Trump National Golf Club, the Winged Foot and Willow Ridge, NBC 4 New York reported. The courses would have had to shut down to accommodate the president and his entourage — including Secret Service — during one of their busiest holiday weekends.
  • The Sapphire Industry Just Wasn't Ready For The New iPhone

    09/10/2014 7:08:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/10/2014 | SE YOUNG LEE AND MICHAEL GOLD
    Apple Inc. may have disappointed many consumers by not putting sapphire glass covers on its new iPhone, but the scratch-resistant material is gradually making its way into mobile devices despite manufacturing challenges and high costs. Speculation had been rife in the weeks leading up to Tuesday's unveiling of the iPhone 6 that some models would have the extra protection after Apple partnered in November with U.S.-based GT Advanced Technologies Inc. , a mineral crystal specialist, to make sapphire materials for its devices. Apple said sapphire glass would be used on its first smartwatch. It also continues to use the durable...
  • Unsettled Science: 53 different explanations for the failure of computerized climate models

    09/10/2014 6:50:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/10/2014 | Viv Forbes
    We are told by government-funded climate alarmists that their forecasts of dangerous man-made global warming rely on “settled science”. Their “settled science” represents a mare’s nest of computer models, resting on a few match-sticks of science, surrounded by tall forests of uncertainty. It is indeed settled science that all gases in the atmosphere can affect the exchange of heat between the sun, the Earth and outer space, and this can affect global temperatures. It is also agreed that certain gases like water vapor and carbon dioxide can absorb and redirect radiant energy passing through the atmosphere. It is also settled...
  • Ted Cruz: Amendment threatens SNL

    09/09/2014 7:04:30 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/9/14 6:11 PM EDT | LUCY MCCALMONT
    Cruz said that the proposal, which will face a vote tomorrow, gives Congress the authority to prohibit corporations from engaging in political speech. Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/ted-cruz-saturday-night-live-amendment-110775.html#ixzz3CsGh8OMC
  • Ted Cruz Found SNL’s Impersonation Of Sarah Palin “Wickedly Funny”

    09/09/2014 5:30:02 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 23 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | Sept. 9, 2014, at 2:55 p.m. | Andrew Kaczynski
    Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz found Saturday Night Live’s portrayal of Sarah Palin “wickedly funny” and thought it had a “profoundly powerful” effect on how people view the then-vice presidential candidate. http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/ted-cruz-found-snls-impersonation-of-sarah-palin-wickedly-fu#3t91h5w
  • [July 12, 2013] So, Who Invented Double Entry Bookkeeping? Luca Pacioli or Benedikt Kotruljevic?

    09/09/2014 5:13:07 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 18 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | July 12, 2013 | Steve Mariotti
    It was by chance that the tour guide said: "And here is where the founder of double entry bookkeeping was born and raised." We were standing on the square of Dubrovnik, Croatia -- perhaps the most beautiful town in the world -- and being an entrepreneurship educator, I had to correct him. All energized and eager to lecture, with my school teacher hat on, I began my monologue: "I am an educator and I want to correct you if I may: double entry bookkeeping was first invented in Milan by Luca Pacioli, the father of accounting, who was a Franciscan...
  • Hands On With the New Apple Watch

    09/09/2014 2:24:06 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 40 replies
    Time ^ | September 9, 2014 | Matt Vella
    There’s a lot we don’t know about Apple Watch, the technology giant’s all-new wearable gadget announced Tuesday to great fanfare in Cupertino, Calif. How long will its battery last? How much will the toniest version cost? How exactly will it interface with the iPhone? But, having gotten to wear and play with the device, one thing is for certain: The Apple Watch is a beautifully designed piece of technology with enormous potential. In fact, I’d say it’s the most exciting gadget since the iPad, from Apple or any other company. The watch will come in two sizes, 1.5 inches (38...
  • What you need to know about the new Apple Watch

    09/09/2014 1:01:21 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 97 replies
    www.vox.com ^ | September 9, 2014, 2:23 p.m. ET | Updated by Danielle Kurtzleben
    Apple unveiled its first smartwatch on Tuesday. The move was hotly anticipated, as Apple enters a competitive and rapidly expanding market. The new watches will be available starting in early 2015, starting at $349. Here's everything else you need to know about the new Apple Watch. 1) It's sleek There's a reason Apple invited fashion bloggers to the event today. The Apple Watch is clearly more than just a wrist computer that does nifty high-tech things; it's meant to be pretty. CEO Tim Cook told the audience Tuesday that Apple thought hard about the watch's look, not just its capabilities....
  • iPhone 6 announced: 4.7-inch display, A8 processor, 8-megapixel camera, for $199

    09/09/2014 11:35:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    The Verge ^ | 09/09/2014 | By Dan Seifert
    Apple's new phone is bigger, faster, and promises more than ever before. Apple has officially announced its latest iPhone model, the iPhone 6. The iPhone 6 will be available in two different sizes, both bigger than Apple's earlier iPhones. Apple has been behind the curve of large-screened smartphones for a long itme, but it's catching up in a big way with the iPhone 6. The smaller of the two new iPhone 6 models has a 4.7-inch display, which is still notably bigger than 4-inch screen on the iPhone 5 and 5S that preceded it. It has a new design that...
  • Obamacare’s Part-Time Nation

    09/09/2014 9:13:02 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 2 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 9, 2014 | John Daniel Davidson
    As summer slides into autumn, the Affordable Care Act doesn’t seem to be weighing as heavily on our elected leaders as it was this time last year, before the botched rollout of the health insurance exchanges and the battles over Medicaid expansion in state legislatures. Even Congressional Republicans appear to be losing interest. Lawmakers in Washington last summer churned out nearly four times as many press releases that referenced Obamacare than they did this summer, and GOP candidates on the campaign trail have begun shying away from direct calls for repeal. As Aaron Blake noted last week in The Washington...
  • Here's The Most Affluent Town In Every State

    09/09/2014 8:49:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/09/2014 | ANDY KIERSZ
  • Millennials, Hollywood Is Lying To You About Work And Success

    09/09/2014 2:21:44 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 9-9-2014 | John Hawkins
    I feel sorry for Millennials. We are leaving them an almost insurmountable debt, an American Dream that seems tarnished, and chances are, they're not going to have it as good as their parents. However, we've done something even worse to these kids. We've left far too much of their education in life to Hollywood, musicians, and college professors who've passed on a skewed view of the world. Not only have most of these kids never been told the truth about how the world works, they've been told that anyone who even tries to tell them the truth should be immediately...
  • Students can pay to arrive at university in a private jet, Aston Martin or even a carriage

    09/08/2014 11:03:19 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 9 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 8 September 2014 | Carol Driver
    Students can wave goodbye to being driven to university by embarrassing parents in an overloaded car – and pay to arrive in style instead. Launching on Monday, The Very Important Fresher package offers those with the budget the option to travel to campus by helicopter, private jet, Ferrari or Aston Martin. Other luxury options include a Rolls Royce Phantom, Mclaren P1 – and even a horse and carriage - which will set buyers back up to £25,000.
  • Top U.S. health adviser wants end to partisan fighting over Obamacare

    09/08/2014 9:20:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | Mon Sep 8, 2014 4:50pm EDT | David Morgan
    President Barack Obama’s top health adviser on Monday called for an end to partisan bickering over Obamacare, saying the public and businesses are sending a clear message to Washington that it is time to move on with implementing the law. “The Affordable Care Act is clearly working,” U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell told a university audience in remarks that unveiled a new administration message about the successes of the healthcare reform law just as the midterm election campaign debate about its future intensifies. “What I’ve been hearing over and over … (is) enough already with the back...
  • Sarah Palin Goes Rogue and the Left Goes Nuts

    09/08/2014 7:30:58 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 44 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 15, 2014 | Townhall Magazine
    In the September issue of Townhall Magazine, where this article originally appeared, S.E. Cupp explains why the Left still doesn't understand Sarah Palin's connection to real Americans. http://townhall.com/tipsheet/townhallmagazine/2014/09/08/sarah-palin-goes-rogue-and-the-left-goes-nuts-n1888856
  • NCAA restores Penn State football postseason, scholarships

    09/08/2014 2:07:10 PM PDT · by iowamark · 5 replies
    NCAA.com ^ | 9/8/2014
    Due to Penn State University’s significant progress toward ensuring its athletics department functions with integrity, the NCAA Executive Committee on Monday eliminated the school’s postseason ban, effective immediately, and will return the full complement of football scholarships in 2015-16. The committee’s action endorses recommendations released Monday by George Mitchell, the university’s athletics oversight monitor, in his latest report. In addition to the scholarship and postseason participation changes, Mitchell also recommended that if Penn State continues to make impressive progress at the conclusion of the 2015 report, Mitchell’s oversight may conclude substantially earlier than 2017, the date set forth in the...
  • Ikea-Apple Spoof Video Goes Viral

    09/08/2014 1:21:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    A MADE-IN-SINGAPORE video advertisement about an Ikea furniture catalogue which spoofs tech giant Apple has become a YouTube hit, surpassing six million views on YouTube in just a few days. The video showcases the Swedish home furnishing company’s 2015 product catalogue but bears an uncanny resemblance to the glitzy commercials by Apple, which is about to launch its iPhone 6 tomorrow. In the video launched on Wednesday, the catalogue rotates suspended against a white backdrop while fictional “chief design guru” Jorgen Eghammer plays up the beauty of its features. There is no need for cables and it comes fully charged...
  • IDF: Intel unveils its Haswell Xeon E5-2600 V3 server processor ( 18 cores+)

    09/08/2014 10:37:14 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    theinquirer.net ^ | Mon Sep 08 2014, 17:30 | Lee Bell
    Features up to 18 cores and DDR4 memory support SAN FRANCISCO: INTEL HAS ANNOUNCED its next generation Xeon chip for servers and workstations at the Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in California today, the Xeon E5-2600 V3 family of processors, based on Haswell microarchitecture. Featuring up to 18 cores, the C612 chipset Xeon E5-2600 V3 CPU, previously codenamed Haswell-EP, offers improved performance in an R3 socket when compared to its predecessor, the Xeon E5-2600 V2, which was based on Ivy Bridge architecture.The higher core count brings significant performance improvements over the previous generatons, Intel said, as well as improved peripheral expansion.
  • Humans Need Not Apply

    09/08/2014 8:47:42 AM PDT · by Borges · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 13, 2014 | CGP Grey
    See video
  • RANKED: The 50 US State Economies From Worst To Best

    09/08/2014 8:44:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/08/2014 | ANDY KIERSZ AND ELENA HOLODNY
    The U.S. economy is in pretty good shape. GDP is growing, unemployment is falling, and we're seeing signs that wages may be on the rise. However, the U.S. economic story is actually just an aggregation of 50 economic stories. Previously, Business Insider examined ranked every state by how quickly the economies were growing. This time around, we calculated which states had the best economies outright. We ranked each state on seven economic measures: the July unemployment rate; the change in nonfarm payroll jobs from June to July 2014; the 2013 GDP per capita; the 2012 per capita consumption; the 2013...
  • Was Hawks' owner correct about season tickets?

    09/08/2014 5:22:58 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 24 replies
    9/8/14
    Following bigoted comments from 2012, Atlanta Hawks owner agrees to sell team http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/09/07/following-bigoted-comments-from-2012-atlanta-hawks-owner-agrees-to-sell-team/
  • Former Alaska governor has harsh words for Obama's agenda (immigration recap, from four years ago)

    09/08/2014 5:15:35 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug. 04, 2010 | Sarah Palin
    Just for review, Palin speaks on immigration in 2010. The more things change, the more things remain the same...
  • Under Putin's gaze, Gazprom starts mega-pipeline to China

    09/08/2014 12:37:53 AM PDT · by RC one · 1 replies
    UK Reuters ^ | 9/1/14 | Vladimir Soldatkin
    (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Monday oversaw the start of construction on a giant pipeline that is due to ship $400 billion (240.78 billion pounds) worth of Russian gas to China in the three decades after flows begin in 2019.The 4,000 km (2,500 mile) "Power of Siberia" pipeline, being built by state-controlled Gazprom (GAZP.MM), forms a key part of the Kremlin's energy strategy, symbolising Russia's attempts to wean itself off dependence on European markets that account for most of its exports."Just now, we along with our Chinese friends are starting the biggest construction project in the world," Putin told...
  • IKEA’s ‘bookbook’ video parodies Apple, goes viral

    09/07/2014 11:22:32 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    todayonline.com ^ | 8 September 2014 | todayonline
    Swedish furniture store IKEA’s tongue-in-cheek video introducing its 2015 Ikea catalogue has gone viral with more than 6.4 million views. Clearly spoofing Apple ads, the two-and-a-half minute video shot against a white backdrop with inspirational music playing shows IKEA’s “chief design guru” Jorgen Eghammer earnestly extolling the virtues of the catalogue. “Once in a while, something comes along that changes the way we live, a device so simple and intuitive, using it feels almost familiar,” he says, mimicking Apple’s star product designer, Jonathan Ive. “Introducing the 2015 Ikea catalogue. It’s not a digital book or an e-book. It’s a book...
  • Gun Talk Radio, Sunday, September 7th, 2014.

    09/07/2014 5:05:22 PM PDT · by carriage_hill · 92 replies
    Gun Talk Radio Network ^ | Sunday, September 7th, 2014 | Tom Gresham
    ~~ Come on in and shoot the breeze! ~~ Welcome to Tom Gresham's Gun Talk® Radio Network, the only nationally syndicated radio talk show about firearms, shooting and gun rights. Tune in on Sundays, 08:00-11:00pm EST, and give us a call at 1-866-825-5486.
  • Foreign Powers Buy Influence at Think Tanks

    09/07/2014 1:27:20 PM PDT · by Usagi_yo · 4 replies
    NY times ^ | 9/7/2014 | ERIC LIPTON, BROOKE WILLIAMS and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    ..... More than a dozen prominent Washington research groups have received tens of millions of dollars from foreign governments in recent years while pushing United States government officials to adopt policies that often reflect the donors’ priorities, an investigation by The New York Times has found. .....
  • Palin-Basher Nicolle Wallace, GOP-Trasher Rosie Perez Join 'The View'

    09/07/2014 10:51:58 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 19 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | September 5, 2014 | Tony Lee
    It's official. Nicolle Wallace, who enhanced her profile after 2008 while bashing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin on MSNBC to make up for Wallace's shortcomings as a political adviser, and liberal actress Rosie Perez, the pro-Obama advocate who trashed Mitt Romney in 2012 and accused Rudy Giuliani of "incompetence" on 9/11, are the new co-hosts on The View. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2014/09/05/Palin-Basher-Nicolle-Wallace-Pro-Obama-GOP-Basher-Rosie-Perez-Join-The-View