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  • Northern Arizona University shooting followed confrontation, police say

    10/09/2015 7:53:58 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 32 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 10/9/2015 | Michael Pearson, Faith Karimi and Tina Burnside
    (CNN)A confrontation between students in a parking lot at Northern Arizona University turned deadly overnight Friday when, police say, a freshman pulled a gun and shot four male students -- killing one. What led the suspect, identified by university police as Steven Jones, 18 -- to open fire around 1:20 a.m. Friday remained unclear. University police Chief Gregory T. Fowler said Jones was cooperating with investigators.
  • Amazon overtakes Walmart in market value after unexpected profit

    07/24/2015 3:11:45 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 17 replies
    FT.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Stephen Foley
    Amazon overtook Walmart as the largest US retailer by market capitalisation on Thursday, after posting an unexpected quarterly profit and revenues that easily beat Wall Street expectations. The online retail pioneer, which has been aggressively expanding its Amazon Prime membership service with one-day sales events and same-day free delivery options, was valued as high as $267bn after a 19 per cent share price surge in after-hours trading. Walmart, with its network of physical stores around the US, had a market capitalisation of $235bn on Thursday. Amazon said its second-quarter revenues hit $23.2bn, up 20 per cent on the same period...
  • Video of Sandra Bland's arrest ignites firestorm of reactions (Video at link)

    07/22/2015 8:09:54 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 477 replies
    CNN.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Holly Yan and Dana Ford
    (CNN)Anger over Sandra Bland's death in a Texas jail has boiled over after newly released video showed what happened at the traffic stop that led to her arrest. Now, many question whether she should have been arrested at all. The dashcam video shows Texas state Trooper Brian Encinia pulling Bland over July 10 for allegedly failing to use her turn signal. What started as normal conversation gets testy after Encinia asks her to put out her cigarette.
  • Man guards Lancaster recruiting center

    07/21/2015 7:40:23 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 16 replies
    NBC4 Columbus Ohio ^ | July 21, 2015 | NBC4 Staff
    LANCASTER, Ohio (WCMH) – 22-year-old Clayton Waites stood guard outside the recruiting center near River Valley Mall in Lancaster today. The Canal Winchester man was armed with an AR-15 and a 9mm pistol. Waites says he plans to protect the service members working here until Governor John Kasich issues an executive order authorizing the Ohio National Guard to protect the workers.
  • Official Comic Con Trailer: Fear the Walking Dead: World Premiere

    07/10/2015 2:04:11 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 30 replies
    AMC youtube channel ^ | Jul 10, 2015 | AMC
    Official Comic Con Trailer: Fear the Walking Dead: World Premiere (click to see the youtube video)Published on Jul 10, 2015 Get more exclusive content on the official site for Fear the Walking Dead: http://www.amc.com/shows/fear-the-walking-dead
  • What the ____ is up with all the rain in the Midwest?

    07/09/2015 10:43:22 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 116 replies
    7/9/2015 | Mad Dawgg
    We Ohioans tend to go on about the weather in the Buckeye State but dang man its rained like 3 weeks straight. I feel this is a bit excessive, and I knew it was getting serious when I couldn't buy lumber at any of the local Lowe's and Home Depots... Apparently some dewd named Noah has put in some big orders for building materials... There is also a rumor going around that some alien race is terraforming the Earth to support Merpeople... Also a møøse once bit my sister...
  • United Airlines flights in US grounded due to computer issues

    07/08/2015 6:34:22 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 11 replies
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | July 08, 2015 | FOXNEWS.COM
    DEVELOPING: United Airlines grounded all flights in the U.S. Wednesday due to a massive computer glitch. The Federal Aviation Administration said the situation was triggered by "automation issues."
  • Amazon Echo Just Turned Your Living Room Into A Battleground

    06/26/2015 8:53:38 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 37 replies
    Forbes.com ^ | Jun 26, 2015 | Janakiram MSV
    The battle to win over the consumer living room is getting intense. From Apple to Google to Microsoft to Sony and Samsung, everyone is eyeing for a place in our living rooms. Taking the fight to the next level, Amazon just turned its voice-activated personal assistant, Amazon Echo into a platform. It achieved this milestone before Apple and Microsoft could effectively exploit their smart assistant technologies based on Siri and Cortana. This move strengthens Amazon’s position in the consumer IoT market. Amazon Echo was announced in November last year with the initial release limited to a select few individuals and...
  • Detroit EMT Fired after Refusing to Help Baby

    06/25/2015 12:39:16 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 78 replies
    JEMS.com ^ | Jun 25, 2015 | Shawn Ley
    DETROIT (WDIV) -- The Detroit fire commissioner has fired an EMT who refused to help a baby when she was just minutes away from the home. Commissioner Edsel Jenkins said Ann Marie Thomas's employment with the Detroit Fire Department has been terminated. "Today, we conducted an appeals hearing, which Ms. Thomas requested. After reviewing all of the facts of this incident, I have determined that the appropriate course of action is to terminate Ms. Thomas' employment with the Detroit Fire Department effective immediately," said Jenkins in a statement released Wednesday. A frantic supervisor ordered the veteran medic to get to...
  • Apple is paying indie labels $0.002 per stream for free trial… BEFORE tax

    06/25/2015 6:02:49 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 75 replies
    musicbusinessworldwide.com ^ | June 25, 2015 | Tim Ingham
    The likes of Merlin, AIM and IMPALA have endorsed the Cupertino giant’s new offer to the indies, after Eddy Cue did an about-turn and offered them royalty compensation for the platform’s upcoming three-month trial. But the question on the lips of the industry is a familiar one… how much? Reports suggest that the indies are receiving the equivalent of $0.002 per stream from Apple, and MBW’s sources corroborate this. But there’s an important extra detail, numerous indies have told us: this is actually a pre-tax figure, certainly in Europe. That means that in the UK, for instance, the $0.002 would...
  • Apple’s Swift U-turn: artists will be paid during Apple Music free trial

    06/22/2015 5:29:05 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 34 replies
    Geek.com ^ | June 22, 2015 | Matthew Humphries
    Apple has been forced to do a U-turn on its Apple Music service, and it’s thanks in large part to the actions of Taylor Swift and a negative PR campaign she managed to kick off against the company. Apple Music will launch with a 3 month free trial for any person signing up to it. The problem is, Apple had decided and agreed with the largest music publishers that no royalties would be paid on songs played during this free trial period. Many artists were angry about this. While the major labels could take the hit, independent and new artists...
  • Strike 3! A third CME raises Watch to G3 level for 22 June

    06/21/2015 7:26:01 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 123 replies
    NOAA.gov ^ | June 21st 2015 | NOAA
    A third, much faster coronal mass ejection (CME) is expected to catch up with the two observed on 18 and 19 June bringing them all to Earth in close succession by the UTC day of 22 June 2015. The CME was associated with an R1-Minor flare event observed at 0142 UTC (9:21 pm ET) from Sunspot Region 12371 located near center disk. A G3-Strong Geomagnetic Storm Watch has been issued for 22 June as well as a G2-Moderate Watch for 23 June as the CMEs make their way past Earth. These Watches supersede all prior forecasts. Stay tuned to...
  • This Apple glitch allows you to turn off anyone's iPhone

    05/27/2015 6:56:47 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 11 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 5-27-2015 | Karissa Giuliano
    An issue with Apple's latest iOS software allows users to send a specific string of characters via text to shut down an iPhone remotely. The message also affects the Apple Watch, if associated with the same device to which the code was sent. The message was revealed on Reddit late Tuesday by user cbhunt14. After gaining some media attention, the public has now turned the system glitch into a prank to turn off their friends' devices. And social media users are not happy about it...
  • Denmark Preparing to be the First to Eliminate Cash

    05/21/2015 9:25:35 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 31 replies
    Armstrong Economics.com ^ | May 19, 201 | Martin Armstrong
    Denmark is not part of the euro; they have their own currency, the krone. So far, they appear likely to become the first country to abolish cash. The Danish government is currently pushing to free some stores, restaurants, and petrol stations from accepting cash payments as Britain was testing last year in Manchester. The Danish government is currently are proposing to scrap cash transactions entirely as part of a package of cost-saving measures introduced ahead of the Danish election in September.
  • Dinner Plates Designed Specifically So That You Can Instagram Your Meal

    05/11/2015 7:05:42 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 33 replies
    Neatorama.com ^ | May 9, 2015 | John Farrier
    You can get a nice meal at a bistro for an easy $40, but taking a quality photo of it can be trickier. And since it is important to share pictures of your meals with the world, you need Foodography. These are two plates designed to be sets for the camera on your smartphone. The one pictured above has a rest for your phone and a high back that blocks out distractions in the background.
  • Super Bowl XLIX Championship Ring has been leaked.

    05/10/2015 6:44:54 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 11 replies
  • IPad Glitch Affects American Airlines Flights, Issue Likely Related To Recent Software Update

    04/29/2015 1:42:41 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 236 replies
    .ibtimes.com ^ | April 29 2015 | Kukil Bora
    Several American Airlines flights were delayed Tuesday night after a software glitch occurred in the Apple iPads provided to pilots, forcing authorities to return planes to the gates to fix the malfunction, the Verge reported. The affected flights reportedly included AA2413, AA2276, AA1654, AA235 and AA128. Passengers were reportedly asked to exit the aircraft. American Airlines first confirmed the issue to a passenger, named Bill Jacaruso, who was traveling to Austin from Dallas/Fort Worth airport on flight AA1654. “Some flights are experiencing an issue with a software application on pilot iPads,” Andrea Huguely, a spokeswoman for the American Airlines, told...
  • Streaming music ‘war’ looming between Jay Z’s Tidal and Apple

    04/27/2015 3:13:46 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 7 replies
    Page Six ^ | 4/25/15 | Emily Smith
    Last week it emerged that Tidal, following its March 30 launch, has fallen out of the iPhone top 700 apps. But positioning in the app charts is driven by downloads, and according to our source, Apple “deliberately took a long time to approve Tidal iOS app updates. Tidal had a new app on Android on April 15, but still hasn’t received approval for Apple’s iOS app store.” Robert Kondrk, vice president of iTunes Content, has also declared war on artists who sign up with Tidal. A source told us, “Robert told execs at Universal Music Group that Rihanna and other...
  • Union cancels Boeing vote, claiming gun-toting workers told it to take off

    04/24/2015 8:26:04 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 31 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    The union looking to organize workers at Boeing's South Carolina plant has put its plans in a holding pattern, claiming workers are so opposed to signing up that they chased labor leaders off their porches at gunpoint. The North Charleston plant, which opened in the right-to-work state four years ago and builds fuselages for 747s and 787s, employs about 7,500 workers. The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers had been trying to build support for a vote this week on unionizing 3,175 production and maintenance workers, but called off the vote days before it was to happen.
  • Cable lobby eyes opening to rewrite Web law

    03/21/2015 11:39:00 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/21/15 | Julian Hattem
    Cable and telecom industry lobbyists are launching an effort to convince lawmakers to support new legislation that replaces federal Internet regulations. 
After the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its new regulations to treat the Web like a public utility, major companies are now sensing an opening to escape what they consider crushing net neutrality regulations. “The 400-page order really is starting, to us, a process on the hill,” said one telecommunications industry lobbyist who was granted anonymity in order to speak freely about the plans. “Our focus and our priority [is] to makes sure everyone understands what the FCC did,...
  • Leonard Nimoy, who died at 83, gets Vulcan hand salute from Space Station

    02/28/2015 12:07:05 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 22 replies
    FOXNEWS.com ^ | February 28, 2015 | AP
    A NASA astronaut on board the International Space Station tweeted a picture Saturday from orbit of a 'Vulcan' hand salute as a tribute to actor Leonard Nimoy, known best for his 'Star Trek' role as 'Mr. Spock.' Nimoy, who died Friday at 83, of end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at his Los Angeles home, with family at his side, said his son, Adam Nimoy. His final public statement, last Sunday on Twitter, was thoughtful and bittersweet. "A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory," he wrote, followed by his customary "LLAP"...
  • Hitler finds out about Brian Williams. (U knew it was going to happen)

    02/16/2015 12:50:05 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 7 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 6, 2015 | orwellsspectre
    Hitler Finds Out About Brian Williams youtube video It just never gets old....
  • Edward Snowden talks 'Citizenfour' with Poitras, Greenwald

    02/13/2015 1:59:02 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 42 replies
    CNET.com ^ | February 13, 2015 | Edward Moyer
    It was just like old times, sort of. On Thursday, NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden got together again with journalist Glenn Greenwald and filmmaker and journalist Laura Poitras to talk surveillance, reliving in a sense their now historic secret meeting two summers ago in a Hong Kong hotel room. That first time around, Snowden handed the two a huge cache of top secret National Security Agency documents and asked them to let the public know about the NSA's gigantic and constitutionally questionable appetite for people's data. The meeting set off a chain of events that led to, among other things, consternation...
  • Cub Scouts on Nature Hike Stumble Upon Nude Beach

    02/04/2015 7:45:50 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 42 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Feb. 4th 2015 | As seen on Fox and Friends
    Parents are outraged after a pack of California Cub Scouts on a nature hike ended up on a nude beach. The group of fourth graders, parents and volunteers was hiking along the San Diego coastline on Jan. 24 when they stumbled upon dozens of naked people at the clothing optional Black's Beach. One of the scouts' mothers said, "I was nauseated because I had never seen a bunch of nude people just walking around holding hands, strange people that I don't know."
  • Best Super Bowl Headline Ever, Drudge Wins!

    01/31/2015 12:47:05 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 43 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 1/31/2015 | Drudge
    Drudge wins the "Best Super Bowl Headline Ever" Contest
  • Dow hit by Microsoft, Caterpillar; data disappoint

    01/27/2015 11:20:09 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 23 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 1/27/2015 | Kate Gibson
    U.S. stocks dropped sharply on Tuesday, with the Dow positioned for its worst hit since October, as corporations reported earnings that disappointed and orders for U.S. business equipment unexpectedly declined in December. "If you live in the northeast, and you work from home, you're trying to figure out why the market is down 400 points," Art Hogan, market strategist at Wunderlich Securities, referring to the snowstorm that halted transit in and around New York City overnight before ending earlier Tuesday. It's a combination of an increase in volatility when you have a decrease in volume, and a transition period between...
  • Blizzard 2015 photos: NYC grocery stores cleaned out as Northeast prepares for snow storm

    01/26/2015 11:27:10 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 296 replies
    Syracuse.com ^ | January 26, 201 | Ben Axelson
    Grocery stores in New York City and around the Northeast are being overrun and cleaned out as customers brace for a "potentially historic" snow storm set to bury the region. Shoppers tweeted photos from checkout lines at stores throughout the Northeast using the hashtags #blizzardof2015 and #Snowmageddon2015: ..and here's proof! @WholeFoods more like wholezoo. #blizzardof2015 pic.twitter.com/XoixguYZrv — Teresa Priolo (@Fox5Teresa) January 25, 2015
  • Amazon's New Series 'The Man In The High Castle' Is Amazing (PKD Novel is a new TV series)

    01/16/2015 12:31:35 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 44 replies
    Paleofuture.gizmodo.com ^ | 1/15/2015 | Matt Novak
    What if the Allies had lost World War II, the Nazis had been first to develop the atomic bomb, and the Germans and Japanese had carved up control of United States? That's the premise of the new streaming series from Amazon, The Man in the High Castle — an adaptation of the 1962 book by the same name. And the show is fantastic. Nazi brownshirts control New York City streets, San Francisco is lorded over by Japanese police, and postwar TV game shows prominently feature Nazis in full regalia. The people of the United States seem to more or less...
  • The 1st case of massive global warming death recorded in the USA (Future History)

    01/06/2015 4:40:54 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 6 replies
    1/6/2015 | Mad Dawgg
    And on the 6th day of January 2015 the drastic consequences of man-made global warming descend upon the small town of Wellston Ohio (pop. 5600) like a blanket of white death. The town's stirring inhabitants mumble silent prayers to Saint ManBearPig (a.k.a. AlGore) to deliver them from the perils of Extreme Weather® as they wait for an announcement from the appropriate Government Agencies to tell them when it will be safe to go outside again. Sadly the records from the era tell us the County Government issued a Level One Snow Emergency and then forgot to lift the order...
  • What’s the worst performing currency of 2014? It’s Bitcoin

    12/30/2014 6:54:17 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 42 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | December 30, 2014 | Mike Flacy
    Plummeting downward by approximately 56 percent over the last 12 months, Bitcoin was recently crowned as the worst performing currency of 2014 according to Bloomberg. During early December 2013, the digital cryptocurrency was trading around $1140 and started falling to around the $850 range during early January 2014. As of this month, Bitcoin is being traded at the $320 level. However, this value is still higher than the value of the cryptocurrency prior to November 2013. Other poorly performing currencies of 2014 include the Ukraine’s hryvnia and Russia’s ruble.
  • Hamilton Co. says bye to 'The Tank,' submarine, 3 boats

    12/22/2014 7:44:09 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 17 replies
    HCSO.org ^ | December 17, 2014 | Jim Neil, Sheriff
    Hamilton County December 17, 2014 – Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil reports the Armored Personnel Carrier, commonly referred to by the media and the public at large as "The Tank" was transferred to the Jackson County (Ohio) Sheriff's Office on December 16, 2014.
  • Sony suspends film shoots after hackers hit payments

    12/13/2014 5:09:38 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 28 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12 Dec 2014 | Keith Perry
    The attack by hackers suspected of having links with North Korea, has taken most of Sony Pictures’ computers offline and left it unable to process payments. The Hollywood studio that made the James Bond and Spider-Man films has abandoned film shoots after hackers paralysed its computer network, and leaked four films and thousands of documents. Agencies filming for Sony Pictures have cancelled shoots because the problems have left it unable to process payments, according to The Times. The attack by Guardians of Peace, a hacking collective suspected of having links with North Korea, has taken most of Sony Pictures’ computers...
  • Swedish Police Raid The Pirate Bay, Site Offline

    12/09/2014 2:21:30 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 17 replies
    TorrentFreak/com ^ | December 9, 2014 | Andy
    Police in Sweden carried out a raid in Stockholm today, seizing servers, computers, and other equipment. At the same time The Pirate Bay and several other torrent-related sites disappeared offline. Although no official statement has been made, TF sources confirm action against TPB. For many years The Pirate Bay has been sailing by the seat of its pants so any downtime is met with concern from its millions of users. This morning, for the first time in months, The Pirate Bay disappeared offline. A number of concerned users emailed TF for information but at that point technical issues seemed the...
  • Just a Friendly Reminder (getting a jump on Friday Silliness)

    09/11/2014 7:06:34 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 9 replies
    the INTERNEST (as opposed to the INTERNET) | 9/11/2014 | None
  • Fitch downgrades N.J. debt, saying Christie is repudiating his pension reform

    09/05/2014 3:46:40 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 11 replies
    NJ.com | The Star-Ledger ^ | September 05, 2014 | Salvador Rizzo | The Star-Ledger
    TRENTON---- Wall Street analysts at Fitch Ratings today downgraded New Jersey's bond rating for the second time this year, citing the state's poor economic performance, Gov. Chris Christie's rosy revenue forecasts — which failed to materialize — and his decision to plug the resulting budget gap by cutting $2.4 billion from payments scheduled for the state's strained pension system. Fitch said Christie's decision to cut the pension payments this year marked a "repudiation" of a bipartisan plan he signed to fix the beleaguered pension system, which is underfunded by nearly $40 billion, according to state estimates. Instead of pumping bigger...
  • Anyone ever had dogs & cats in your area acting like they're scared but you can't figure out why?

    09/02/2014 3:17:05 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 283 replies
    9-2-2014 | Mad Dawgg
    Several people in my area have noted that their pets are acting weird. The behavior usually amounts to staring out windows and doors whining and shivering and hiding under tables and other furniture etc. . Or if they are outside they badly want inside even though they never do much any other time. They also keep tails tucked and sort of slink around like they are in distress. This is not one or two people but my count has over 20 different households within a ten mile radius that have pets acting in the same way for about 3 days...
  • In Defense of Amazon

    09/02/2014 11:52:09 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 35 replies
    Slate.com MoneyBox ^ | Sept. 2 2014 | Neal Pollack
    Last August, Amazon flew about 80 writers on its Thomas & Mercer mystery and thriller imprint—including me—to Seattle for a conference. They put us up at the Westin downtown, a nice hotel by any standard, and spent the weekend feeding us well and serving us top-shelf booze at an increasingly fabulous series of parties. There were tourist outings, the usual conference mix of panels and workshops, and a non-stressful visit to the Amazon Death Star. Also, they gave us a free Kindle Paperwhite, a nice touch. With a few exceptions, none of the writers at the conference were particularly famous;...
  • Did iCloud's 'Find My iPhone' function help hacker steal 'nude' photos of Jennifer Lawrence

    09/01/2014 7:43:39 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 45 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 1 September 2014 | Paul Chavez and Zoe Szathmary and Sophie Jane Evans
    A flaw in the 'Find My iPhone' function of Apple's iCloud service may have helped a hacker to steal nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and '100 other celebrities', it today emerged. The hacker claims he or she broke into stars' iCloud accounts, including those of the Hunger Games actress, Kate Upton and Rihanna, before publishing them on 4chan, the image-sharing forum. A list of the alleged victims of the hack - 101 in total - has also been posted online; most of whom have not seen any photographs leaked by the hacker. A spokesman for Oscar winner Lawrence confirmed to...
  • Were Copper Thieves to Blame For Detroit’s Massive Highway Floods?

    08/16/2014 7:06:05 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 22 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | August 15th 2014 | Ashley Herzog
    Were Copper Thieves to Blame For Detroit’s Massive Highway Floods? On Monday, as storms rolled across Southeastern Michigan, highways throughout the Detroit area became so flooded that over 1,000 cars were abandoned as their owners fled for higher ground. At least two people died, and it could be several more days before all the highways reopen. The possible cause of this unprecedented disaster? Copper thieves, says CBS Detroit.
  • Ebola terror at Gatwick as passenger collapses and dies getting off Sierra Leone flight

    08/03/2014 3:03:28 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 173 replies
    Mirror.co ^ | Aug 03, 2014 | Rebecca Younger, Andy Lines
    Airport staff tonight told of their fears of an Ebola outbreak after a passenger from Sierra Leone collapsed and died as she got off a plane at Gatwick. Workers said they were terrified the virus could spread globally through the busy international hub from the West African country which is in the grip of the deadly epidemic. The woman, said to be 72, became ill on the gangway after she left a Gambia Bird jet with 128 passengers on board. She died in hospital.
  • London Celebrates The Monty Python Reunion By Putting A 50-Foot Dead Parrot In Potters Field Park

    07/17/2014 6:01:06 AM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 21 replies
    Co.Create ^ | July 15th 2014 | Dan Solomon
    Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue. Lovely plumage. The Monty Python reunion in London began on July 1, and after a 10-day break, picks up again tonight at the O2 Arena for the final five nights that will see Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin on the same stage together, doing silly things one more time.
  • Linux Ubuntu question for my older windows laptop.

    04/06/2014 1:04:45 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 53 replies
    4-6-14 | Me
    I got an older Compaq Presario Laptop and I've been toying with the idea of putting Ubuntu on it. I was wondering if I would need to totally wipe the HD to get Ubuntu to run properly or can I install it while leaving Windows 7 on and it will still run OK. I am going to get a new laptop eventually but am in no hurry so it would be nice to still keep windows But I can manage for now without it being I use my Entertainment System Computer most of the time. Thanks in advance for any...
  • Magnitude 8.0 quake off Chile sparks tsunami warning along Latin America's Pacific coast

    04/01/2014 5:27:30 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 249 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-1-2014
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A massive magnitude 8.0 earthquake on Tuesday off the coast of Chile, near the mining port of Iquique, sparked a tsunami warning for all of Latin America's Pacific coast, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. "An earthquake of this size has the potential to generate a destructive tsunami that can strike coastlines near the epicenter within minutes and more distant coastlines within hours," it said.
  • iPhone users are disappointed with the iOS 7.1 software update...

    03/15/2014 10:19:49 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 53 replies
    Mail Online ^ | March 15th 2014 | Alexandra Klausner
    Full Title: iPhone users are disappointed with the iOS 7.1 software update that's draining their batteries, erasing their contacts, and flipping their keyboards With every new I-phone software update comes the potential for problems and the iOS 7.1 released on Monday is no exception. Customer's say it's killing their phone batteries among other pesky glitches. The iOS7.1 is the first major update to Apple's newest operating systems for iPhones and iPads and the apple community is lamenting poor battery charges, disappearing contacts, bad Bluetooth connections, keyboards oriented the wrong way, and the list goes on, reports the Huffington Post.
  • Hollywood Continues to Flee California at Alarming Rate

    03/07/2014 8:14:48 AM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 59 replies
    Variety.com ^ | 3/7/2014 | Dave McNary
    When Paul Audley took the job as president of FilmL.A. in late 2008, he was astounded to discover that physical production on the $70 million pic “Battle: Los Angeles” wasn’t being done in Los Angeles. “It stunned me that the movie was shooting in Louisiana, and that the state of California was letting this happen,” he recalls. In the subsequent five years, the situation has only worsened, despite the film production incentive program California enacted in 2009, which provides for $100 million a year in tax credits for what’s usually 20% of production costs. That’s significantly smaller than programs offered...
  • Man called Bitcoin's father denies ties, leads LA car chase

    03/06/2014 7:29:24 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 42 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | 3/6/2014 | Aron Ranen and Brandon Lowrey
    (Reuters) - A Japanese American man thought to be the reclusive multi-millionaire father of Bitcoin emerged from a modest Southern California home and denied involvement with the digital currency before leading reporters on a freeway car chase to the local headquarters of the Associated Press. Satoshi Nakamoto, a name known to legions of bitcoin traders, practitioners and boosters around the world, appeared to lose his anonymity on Thursday after Newsweek published a story that said he lived in Temple City, California, just east of Los Angeles.
  • American Bitcoin exchange CEO found dead in her Singapore home after suspected suicide at age 28

    03/05/2014 12:07:57 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 134 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 5 March 2014 | Daily Mail Reporters
    The American CEO of an exchange for the troubled bitcoin digital currency has been found dead after a suspected suicide at her home in Singapore. Wisconsin native, Autumn Radtke, 28, was discovered inside her apartment on February 28 and officials in the South East Asian city state are now waiting for toxicology test results to determine the exact cause of death. Douglas Adams, the non-executive chairman of First Meta confirmed that his colleague had passed away in a statement which said the company was 'shocked and saddened by the tragic loss of our friend and CEO Autumn Radtke.' The death...
  • Snow Test Video We need Science Minded FReepers to figure this out!

    01/30/2014 9:18:27 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 84 replies
    youtube ^ | Jan 30, 2014 | Lots of youtubers
    OK this is really strange. there is a growing number of videos showing up on youtube of people getting snow and putting a lighter or open flame to it and the snow turning black and far too little water is formed out of the snow. Here is the first video I saw Snow test Here are some others: What is this snow?!?! Georgia Fake Snow WTF Snow? IS THIS SNOW? There are lots more on Facebook and vines and such... OK many people are convinced it is chemtrail related I never believed in such things. But what concerns me is...
  • Man, 30, dies during EIGHT HOUR wait in an emergency room after going in for a rash

    01/26/2014 12:39:19 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 65 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 25 January 2014 | Alexandra Klausner
    One New York man went to the hospital for a rash and died in the waiting room during an 8-hour-wait for care. 30-year-old John Verrier went to St.Barnabas Hospital's ER for a rash on Sunday nigh at 10 p.m. At 6:40 in the morning, a security guard discovered a dead 30-year-old John Verrier slumped over in his chair. A worker from St.Barnabas Hospital says that he was cold, blue, and stiff and says that he may have been dead for several hours.
  • Supreme Court to Decide If One Person Can Buy Gun For Another

    01/22/2014 4:33:05 PM PST · by Mad Dawgg · 183 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | January 22, 2014 10:24 AM | Fox News Insider
    The Supreme Court will decide whether or not it should be a crime for someone to purchase a gun for another person if both are legally allowed to possess a firearm.