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  • Report: Tebow’s Camp Says NFL Career Might Be Done

    06/02/2013 6:04:06 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 101 replies
    CBS ^ | 05/31/2013
    The NFL might have seen its last bit of Tebowing. A new report claims that some of those closest to Tim Tebow have suggested that the unemployed quarterback’s NFL career is likely done. ESPN’s David Fleming reports that members of Tebow’s own camp privately told him that his days in the league are “probably over.”
  • “Who Will Rid Me of This Troublesome Priest”: Obama’s Second Hand Murder Incorporated

    05/16/2013 6:28:58 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 2 replies
    THE FREEHOLD ^ | 05/16/2013 | JONATHAN DAVID BAIRD
    You can argue all you want whether ObamaCare puts into place “death panels” or not. What we can all agree on is that ObamaCare has provisions which allow a government review board to decide if you receive treatment or not based on your “need”. The existence of this review board is not in question. Thousands of pages have been written on this subject both pro and con, and these arguments have established two basic ways of looking at this process. One side is straight logistics and economics: Implementing this kind of healthcare on a massive scale can never be cost...
  • The Manchurian Professor: Stealing America from the Socialists

    04/30/2013 4:30:24 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 6 replies
    THE FREEHOLD ^ | 04/30/2013 | JONATHAN DAVID BAIRD
    I am constantly seeing the same idea repeated in every blog I read, on every site I visit, and in many personal conversations. Libertarian minded people are pushing the idea that someone should never get a graduate degree in liberal arts or even attend college at all if possible. If a person does get a degree it should be in the hard sciences or they should go to a trade school. I for the most part agree with the reasoning behind this. In fact I think that Aaron Clarey makes a very valid point over and over again on his...
  • MEPs to vote on EU 'ban on all forms of pornography'

    03/09/2013 5:05:58 AM PST · by KevinDavis · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/08/2013 | Bruno Waterfield
    Controversy has erupted over next Tuesday's European Parliament resolution "on eliminating gender stereotypes in the EU", meant to mark international women's day, after libertarian Swedish MEPs from the Pirate Party spotted the call for a ban in the small print. While not legally binding, the vote could be the first step towards European legislation as the EU's assembly increasingly flexes its political muscle within Europe's institutions.
  • 'Top Gear' host drives 'world's tiniest car' for our viewing pleasure

    02/05/2013 5:21:57 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 24 replies
    msnNow ^ | 02/05/2013
    Jeremy Clarkson, the oft-offensive co-host of the long-running BBC car show "Top Gear," has frequently sacrificed his bod and critical sphincter control for the show's various challenges and stunts. Here we see Clarkson behind the wheel of the "smallest car in the world," a fully street-legal vehicle allegedly designed by Clarkson himself. Apart from looking hilarious, there are a variety of downsides to piloting the world's tiniest car, which Clarkson discovers in quick succession.
  • Happy Festivus!!!

    12/23/2012 8:45:25 AM PST · by KevinDavis · 22 replies
    12/23/2012 | Kevin Davis
    I hope everyone is having a Happy Festivus!! May your "Airing of Grievances" and "Feats of Strength" go well..
  • Christmas History

    12/12/2012 4:56:40 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 15 replies
    The history of Christmas dates back over 4000 years. Many of our Christmas traditions were celebrated centuries before the Christ child was born. The 12 days of Christmas, the bright fires, the yule log, the giving of gifts, carnivals (parades) with floats, carolers who sing while going from house to house, the holiday feasts, and the church processions can all be traced back to the early Mesopotamians.
  • Battlestar: Blood and Chrome to debut as web series Nov. 9

    11/05/2012 4:47:44 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 8 replies
    Blastr.com ^ | 11/05/2012 | Trent Moore
    It's been in the works for a while, and now we finally know when and how we'll get to see the eagerly-anticipated Battlestar Galactica prequel Blood and Chrome. So what's up? The series will first roll out as a 10-episode web series on Machinima, broken up into 7-12 minute installments. If Machinima sound familiar, it should, as it was also home to the epic Mortal Kombat web series Legacy. The first episode goes live late this week on Friday, Nov. 9, with the rest breaking out over the next four weeks.
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (11/04/12)

    11/04/2012 2:44:25 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 14 replies
    11/04/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (11/04/12) Monday: 10/9 -- Revolution -- NBC Friday: 9/8 -- Haven -- SyFy 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox Next week on the Science channel a Firefly marathon.
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (10/28/12)

    10/28/2012 1:46:45 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 38 replies
    10/28/2012 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (10/28/12) Monday: 10/9 -- Revolution -- NBC Friday: 9/8 -- Haven -- SyFy 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox Online: Nuclear Family -- XBox Live
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (10/21/12)

    10/21/2012 4:05:01 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 39 replies
    10/21/2012 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (10/21/12) Monday: 8/7 -- Alphas -- SyFy 10/9 -- Revolution -- NBC Friday: 9/8 -- Haven -- SyFy 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox Online: Nuclear Family -- XBox Live
  • Alpha Centauri B Has An Earth-Mass Planet

    10/16/2012 5:50:06 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 29 replies
    SpaceRef ^ | 10/16/12 | Keith Cowing
    European astronomers have discovered a planet with about the mass of the Earth orbiting a star in the Alpha Centauri system -- the nearest to Earth. It is also the lightest exoplanet ever discovered around a star like the Sun. The planet was detected using the HARPS instrument on the 3.6-meter telescope at ESO's La Silla Observatory in Chile. The results will appear online in the journal Nature on 17 October 2012.
  • What is the story on Sensata?

    10/14/2012 6:08:11 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 12 replies
    10/14/2012 | Kevin Davis
    I keep hearing about Sensata? What is the scoop on that and why is the left thinking it will hurt Romney??
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (10/07/12)

    10/07/2012 4:53:37 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 12 replies
    10/07/2012 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (10/07/12) Monday: 8/7 -- Alphas -- SyFy 9/8 -- Warehouse 13 -- SyFy 10/9 -- Revolution -- NBC Friday: 9/8 -- Haven -- SyFy 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox Online: Nuclear Family -- XBox Live
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (09/30/12)

    09/30/2012 2:24:17 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 26 replies
    09/30/2012 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (09/30/12) Monday: 8/7 -- Alphas -- SyFy 9/8 -- Warehouse 13 -- SyFy 10/9 -- Revolution -- NBC Friday: 9/8 -- Haven -- SyFy 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox Online: Nuclear Family -- XBox Live (October 1st)
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (09/23/12)

    09/23/2012 4:32:14 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 30 replies
    09/23/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (09/23/12) Monday: 8/7 -- Alphas -- SyFy 9/8 -- Warehouse 13 -- SyFy 10/9 -- Revolution -- NBC Friday: 9/8 -- Haven -- SyFy 9/8 -- Fringe -- Fox
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (09/16/12)

    09/16/2012 1:56:55 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 10 replies
    09/16/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (09/16/12) Monday: 8/7 -- Alphas -- SyFy 9/8 -- Warehouse 13 -- SyFy Friday: 9/8 -- Haven -- SyFy Saturday: 9/8 -- Dr Who -- BBC America
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (09/09/12)

    09/09/2012 3:58:02 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 16 replies
    09/09/2012 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (09/09/12) Monday: 8/7 -- Alphas -- SyFy 9/8 -- Warehouse 13 -- SyFy Saturday: 9/8 -- Dr Who -- BBC America
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (09/02/12)

    09/02/2012 4:04:16 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 51 replies
    09/02/2012 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (09/02/12) Saturday: 9/8 -- Dr Who -- BBC America
  • Walmart Is Testing A Scan-And-Go iPhone App That Could One Day Replace Cashiers

    09/02/2012 7:13:16 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 54 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/01/2012 | Alyson Shontell
    In Rogers Arkansas, Walmart recently asked employees and their friends with iPhones to test out a new self scan-and-go app. It's one of a few mobile initiatives Walmart is working on that could one day replace or aid its many cashiers.
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (08/26/12)

    08/26/2012 2:02:53 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 19 replies
    08/26/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (08/26/12) Monday: 9/8 -- Warehouse 13 -- SyFy 10/9 -- Alphas -- SyFy Wednesday: 10/9 -- Futurama -- Comedy Central (Season Finale) Saturday: 9/8 -- Dr Who -- BBC America
  • Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, has died at age 82, NBC News has learned

    08/25/2012 12:14:39 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 282 replies
    Twitter | 08/25/12 | Kevin Davis
    Saw this on Twitter.. But is true Neil Armstrong has died..
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (08/19/12)

    08/19/2012 11:32:56 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 25 replies
    08/19/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (08/19/12) Sunday: 9/8 -- Falling Skies -- TNT (Season Finale) Monday: 9/8 -- Warehouse 13 -- SyFy 10/9 -- Alphas -- SyFy Wednesday: 10/9 -- Futurama -- Comedy Central
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (08/12/12)

    08/12/2012 10:47:02 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 24 replies
    08/12/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (08/12/12) Sunday: 9/8 -- Falling Skies -- TNT Monday: 9/8 -- Warehouse 13 -- SyFy 10/9 -- Alphas -- SyFy Wednesday: 10/9 -- Futurama -- Comedy Central
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (08/05/12)

    08/05/2012 11:09:53 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 12 replies
    08/05/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (08/05/12) Sunday: 9/8 -- Falling Skies -- TNT Monday: 9/8 -- Warehouse 13 -- SyFy 10/9 -- Alphas -- SyFy Wednesday: 10/9 -- Futurama -- Comedy Central
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (07/29/12)

    07/29/2012 3:43:49 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 24 replies
    07/29/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (07/29/12) Monday: 9/8 -- Warehouse 13 -- SyFy 10/9 -- Alphas -- SyFy Wednesday: 10/9 -- Futurama -- Comedy Central
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (07/22/12)

    07/22/2012 1:49:53 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 11 replies
    07/22/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (07/22/12) Sunday: 9/8 -- Falling Skies -- TNT Monday: 9/8 -- Warehouse 13 -- SyFy 10/9 -- Alphas -- SyFy Wednesday: 10/9 -- Futurama -- Comedy Central
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (07/15/12)

    07/15/2012 11:19:02 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 16 replies
    07/15/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (07/15/12) Sunday: 9/8 -- Falling Skies -- TNT Monday: 9/8 -- Eureka -- SyFy (Final Episode) Wednesday: 10/9 -- Futurama -- Comedy Central
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (07/08/12)

    07/08/2012 6:53:48 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 19 replies
    07/08/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (07/08/12) Sunday: 9/8 -- Falling Skies -- TNT Monday: 9/8 -- Eureka -- SyFy Wednesday: 10/9 -- Futurama -- Comedy Central
  • Firefly's Browncoats + 15 more sci-fi freedom fighting forces

    07/03/2012 3:37:50 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 37 replies
    Blastr.com ^ | 07/03/12 | Trent Moore
    With Independence Day nearly upon us, it's a great time to remember all the freedom fighters who battled (fictional) baddies in sci-fi movies and on TV. From battles against aliens to foreign forces, the quest for freedom has been a part of sci-fi for decades.
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (07/01/12)

    07/01/2012 9:36:15 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 23 replies
    07/01/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (07/01/12) Sunday: 9/8 -- Falling Skies -- TNT Monday: 9/8 -- Eureka -- SyFy Wednesday: 10/9 -- Futurama -- Comedy Central Also on July4th, the Twilight Zone marathon. Me I would like to see a Firefly marathon..
  • Extraterrestrial Mining Could Reap Riches & Spur Exploration

    06/25/2012 5:16:40 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 31 replies
    space.com ^ | 06/25/12 | Leonard David
    GOLDEN, Colo. — Mining the plentiful resources of the moon and near-Earth asteroids could alter the course of human history, adding trillions of dollars to the world economy and spurring our species' spread out into the solar system, a new breed of space enterpreneur says. A number of private companies — such as the billionaire-backed asteroid-mining firm Planetary Resources — aim to start making all of this happen. But it won't be easy, as hitting extraterrestrial paydirt requires melding the know-how of the space and mining communities.
  • CITY FOCUS: British space firms looking set to boldly grow..

    06/25/2012 4:53:49 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 6 replies
    This is Money ^ | 06/25/12 | William Cook
    Back in 1962, a NASA rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral carrying the first satellite designed and built by British scientists. The launch made Britain the third nation ever to put a satellite into space. Over the following years, four home-grown Black Arrow rockets would take British payloads into orbit.
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (06/24/12)

    06/24/2012 5:48:56 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 21 replies
    06/24/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (06/24/12) Sunday: 9/8 -- Falling Skies -- TNT Monday: 9/8 -- Eureka -- SyFy Wednesday: 10/9 -- Futurama -- Comedy Central
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (06/17/12)

    06/17/2012 7:06:48 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 44 replies
    06/17/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (06/17/12) Sunday: 9/8 -- Falling Skies -- TNT Monday: 9/8 -- Eureka -- SyFy Wednesday: 10/9 -- Futurama -- Comedy Central
  • Alien Earths May Be Widespread in Our Milky Way Galaxy

    06/13/2012 4:50:57 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 35 replies
    space.com ^ | 06/13/12 | Mike Wall
    Small, rocky planets can coalesce around a wide variety of stars, suggesting that Earth-like alien worlds may have formed early and often throughout our Milky Way galaxy's history, a new study reveals.
  • China's 1st Manned Space Docking Mission a Big Step, Experts Say

    06/13/2012 4:40:10 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 10 replies
    space.com ^ | 06/13/12 | Leonard David
    China's next high point in human space travel centers on a launch this weekend, with the planned Saturday liftoff (June 16) marking a major milestone for the country's space ambitions, according to state media reports and outside analysts.
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (06/10/12)

    06/10/2012 9:31:17 AM PDT · by KevinDavis · 29 replies
    06/10/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (06/10/12) Monday: 9/8 -- Eureka -- SyFy
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (06/03/12)

    06/03/2012 2:19:45 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 32 replies
    06/03/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (06/03/12) Monday: 9/8 -- Eureka -- SyFy
  • NASA Advancing Solar-Electric Propulsion

    05/31/2012 5:31:25 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 4 replies
    Aviation Week ^ | 05/28/12 | Frank Morring, Jr.
    Solar-electric propulsion (SEP) is high on NASA's list of things to do in its growing effort to develop technologies that will support long-term human space exploration. And within that arena, figuring out how to deploy large, lightweight solar arrays in space is a key enabler. Even after building the International Space Station with its 115-ft.-long array wings, the agency sees the technology readiness level (TRL) of deploying big arrays for exploration beyond low Earth orbit at 3 or 4—a long way from the demonstrated operational capability represented by TRL 9
  • The Private Sector Will Take Us Where No Man Has Gone Before

    05/31/2012 5:25:32 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 2 replies
    Andrew Malcolm Editorial Cartoons Home » IBD Editorials » IBD EDITORIALS Sponsored by: The Private Sector Will Take Us Where No Man Has Gone Before Posted 06:55 PM ET Email Print License Comment inShare Free Enterprise: The SpaceX Dragon capsule is back on Earth, having splashed down in the Pacific Thursday morning. Don't think this to be a trivial matter. It's the dawn of a new era of space exploration. When the Dragon dropped into the water off the Baja California coast, it completed the world's first private spaceflight. Once the domain of a few governments, space travel is now...
  • Forget Facebook, SpaceX Success Has Market Thinking 'IPO'

    05/31/2012 5:19:12 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 16 replies
    The Street ^ | 05/31/12
    SpaceX's Dragon capsule splashed down today after completing a successful mission to deliver cargo to the International Space Station (ISS). The success marks a milestone in commercial space travel and exploration, since the Dragon capsule was the first privately owned spacecraft to successfully reach the space station.
  • SpaceX Dragon Splashdown Live Thread (ISS Departure: 6:00 AM EDT, Splashdown 11:42 AM EDT)

    05/30/2012 6:31:00 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 82 replies
    05/30/12 | Kevin Davis
    Well it was a good first mission.. Now for the ultimate test. Can they send humans into space with no problems.
  • FAA awards suborbital flight permit to SpaceShipTwo

    05/30/2012 6:22:33 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 13 replies
    Flight Global ^ | 05/30/12 | ZACH ROSENBERG
    The US Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a suborbital launch permit to Scaled Composites for testing its SpaceShipTwo suborbital tourism vehicle on behalf of Virgin Galactic, Virgin announced on 30 May. The permit, for which Scaled submitted detailed flight plans and aerodynamic test data, is the only one of its kind for manned suborbital flights to date.
  • Can Sci-Fi Relaunch the Space Program?

    05/23/2012 5:54:49 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/23/12 | Jon Spaihts
    Filmmakers have tackled space travel from the first days of film – which is to say, before there was space travel. The most famous image from silent movies is Méliès’s “Man in the Moon” with a rocket in his eye. Early films adapted H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and the adventures of Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers. By the time humanity reached orbit (Sputnik in 1957, cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin in 1961, and astronaut John Glenn in 1962) popcorn-munching crowds had already flocked to theaters for “Destination Moon” (1950) and “Forbidden Planet” (1956).
  • Commercial space race gets crowded behind SpaceX

    05/23/2012 5:49:59 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 05/23/12 | SETH BORENSTEIN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A privately built space capsule that's zipping its way to the International Space Station has also launched something else: A new for-profit space race. The capsule called Dragon was due to arrive near the space station for tests early Thursday and dock on Friday with its load of supplies. Space Exploration Technologies Corp. — run by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk — was hired by NASA to deliver cargo and eventually astronauts to the orbital outpost.
  • SPACE TAXIS: NEXT STOP MARS?

    05/21/2012 7:01:31 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 27 replies
    Discovery News ^ | 05/21/12 | Irene Klotz
    Privately owned Space Exploration Technologies is poised to make a test run to the International Space Station early Tuesday, but visiting the orbital outpost is just the beginning of the company's grand plan to give humanity a toehold on Mars. "Our goal is to revolutionize space transport, so we'll be doing every kind of space transport, except for suborbital. We'll launch satellites of all shapes and sizes, service the space station with cargo and crew, and then the long-term objective is to develop a space transport system that will enable humanity to become a multi-planet species," company founder and chief...
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Live Thread (05/22/2012) 03:44 EDT)

    05/21/2012 4:47:45 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 176 replies
    05/21/12 | Kevin Davis
    Good luck again.. I'm sure they will make it..
  • Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (05/20/12)

    05/20/2012 7:56:59 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 28 replies
    05/20/12 | Kevin Davis
    Weekly Sci-Fi Thread (05/20/12) Monday: 9/8 -- Eureka -- SyFy
  • SpaceX Falcon 9 Launch Live Thread (05/19/2012) 04:55 EDT) First Commercial Rocket into Space!

    05/18/2012 6:50:06 PM PDT · by KevinDavis · 81 replies
    05/18/12 | Kevin Davis
    Best of luck to SpaceX.