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  • House Intelligence Committee Minority Response to Release of Chairman Nunes’ Misleading Memo

    02/03/2018 11:00:44 AM PST · by palmer · 92 replies ^ | Feb 2, 2018 | "Democrats Intelligence"
    ... “The premise of the Nunes memo is that the FBI and DOJ corruptly sought a FISA warrant on a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser, Carter Page, and deliberately misled the court as part of a systematic abuse of the FISA process. As the Minority memo makes clear, none of this is true. The FBI had good reason to be concerned about Carter Page and would have been derelict in its responsibility to protect the country had it not sought a FISA warrant. “In order to understand the context in which the FBI sought a FISA warrant for Carter...
  • Cloudflare CEO on Terminating Service to Neo-Nazi Site: 'The Daily Stormer Are XXXholes'

    08/18/2017 1:38:05 PM PDT · by palmer · 21 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 8/16/17 | Kate Conger
    .... Here's the email Prince sent to staffers today explaining his decision: Team: Earlier today Cloudflare terminated the account of the Daily Stormer. We’ve stopped proxying their traffic and stopped answering DNS requests for their sites. We’ve taken measures to ensure that they cannot sign up for Cloudflare's services again. ... (He goes on to explain how he got out of bed and decided to nuke the Daily Stormer ... (later he published a blog post which I will link below)
  • Facts about migration and crime in Sweden [official gov. satire]

    08/16/2017 4:25:24 AM PDT · by palmer · 2 replies
    Government of Sweden ^ | 23 February 2017 · Updated 05 July 2017 | Government of Sweden
    Facts about migration and crime in Sweden In recent times, simplistic and occasionally completely inaccurate information about Sweden and Swedish migration policy has been disseminated. Here, the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs looks at some of the most common claims. "Not long ago Sweden saw its first Islamic terrorist attack." Facts: The only known attempt at such an attack took place in 2010. Nobody other than the perpetrator was killed. The motives behind the attack in central Stockholm on 7 April 2017, in which five people were killed and a number of others were injured, are not fully clear, and...
  • 198 million Americans hit by "largest ever" voter records leak

    06/19/2017 8:35:27 AM PDT · by palmer · 45 replies
    ZDNet ^ | June 19, 2017 -- 13:00 GMT (06:00 PDT) | Zack Whittaker
    Personal data on 198 million voters, including analytics data that suggests who a person is likely to vote for and why, was stored on an unsecured Amazon server. A huge trove of voter data, including personal information and voter profiling data on what's thought to be every registered US voter dating back more than a decade, has been found on an exposed and unsecured server, ZDNet has learned. ... The exposed records include files provided by Data Trust, a data warehouse created by the GOP to serve as its exclusive data provider of voter records. ...
  • Missing Teen Found Dead in Fairfax County; Suspect Charged With Murder

    06/19/2017 8:13:58 AM PDT · by palmer · 54 replies
    NBC4 Washington ^ | 2:23 PM EDT on Jun 18, 2017 | Updated 54 minutes ago | none specified
    A teen girl has been found dead in a pond after being assaulted while walking with friends to her mosque in Fairfax County, Virginia, early Sunday, while the man suspected of killing her has been charged with murder, police said. Police believe a body found Sunday afternoon in a pond in the 21500 block of Ridgetop Circle in Sterling, Virginia, is a 17-year-old girl from Reston who was reported missing in the area after the group of friends scattered during the 3 a.m. assault as they were headed to an all-night prayer session after getting food. ... Darwin Martinez Torres,...
  • Vanity: Bitcoin peaked today

    05/25/2017 1:36:47 PM PDT · by palmer · 35 replies
    none ^ | May 25, 2017 | palmer
    Bitcoin peaked above $2800 today.
  • A confident Clinton at Penn pushes McGinty's Senate candidacy

    10/22/2016 8:55:17 PM PDT · by palmer · 51 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | OCTOBER 22, 2016 — 11:14 PM EDT | Caitlin McCabe
    Campaigning together for the first time in weeks, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her running-mate Tim Kaine stopped in Philadelphia Saturday night, where they told a crowd that it's time to turn attention to down-ballot races - particularly that of Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Katie McGinty. Speaking to a crowd of more than 7,000 on a particularly blustery October night on the University of Pennsylvania's campus, Clinton's focus on down-ballot races marked a new direction in her campaign ...
  • Smaller, Cheaper Microbial Fuel Cells Turn Urine into Electricity

    03/16/2016 8:28:21 AM PDT · by palmer · 41 replies
    R&D Mag ^ | Wed, 03/16/2016 - 10:40am | Elsevier
    A new kind of fuel cell that can turn urine into electricity could revolutionize the way we produce bioenergy, particularly in developing countries. The research, published in Electrochimica Acta, describes a new design of microbial fuel cell that's smaller, cheaper and more powerful than traditional ones. The world's supply of fossil fuels is being depleted, and there is increasing pressure to develop new renewable sources of energy. Bioenergy is one such source, and microbial fuel cells can produce it. In their study, researchers from University of Bath, Queen Mary University of London and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory describe a new...
  • Hillary Clinton Commits to Curing Alzheimerâs by 2025

    12/22/2015 12:16:40 PM PST · by palmer · 34 replies ^ | Tue, 12/22/2015 - 11:37am | Lauren Scrudato, Associate Editor
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton outlined a plan to cure Alzheimer's disease by 2025 at her final campaign stop before the Christmas holiday in Iowa today. The proposal highlights increasing annual funding to $2 billion for the next 10 years with the goal of developing a cure by 2025. "The best scientific minds tell us we have a real chance to make groundbreaking progress on curing this disease and relieving the pain so many families feel every day. My plan will set us on that course," she said.
  • Please don't post large animated GIFs

    10/24/2015 11:09:31 AM PDT · by palmer · 125 replies
    Vanity ^ | 24Oct15 | Palmer
    This is a plea from those of us with limited bandwidth. This morning there was a touchdown animation that took about 2 minutes to load on my browser. It was in a thread that was completely unrelated to football or touchdowns. There are an increasing number of animated GIFs showing up that are either unrelated to the topic or superfluous. Videos like youtube links are automatically blocked from loading until you ask to load them. Those are great and I select a few to click and load. Links to animated GIFs could be replaced with a single frame GIF of...
  • Sudoku Puzzles Cause Seizures in Avalanche Survivor

    10/20/2015 12:13:39 PM PDT · by palmer · 1 replies
    Laboratory Equipment ^ | Tue, 10/20/2015 - 12:14pm | Lauren Scrudato, Associate Editor
    Sudoku, the logic-based, number placement puzzle known to help stimulate cognitive abilities, causes one man to have seizures. Doctors from the University of Munich published the case study in the Journal JAMA Neurology. A 25-year-old right-handed man started experiencing this unique case of reflex epilepsy after being buried by an avalanche during a ski trip. He was deprived of oxygen for 15 minutes, but made it out alive. "He had to be resuscitated, but was extremely lucky that he survived," says Berend Feddersen, author of the study. However, surviving the ordeal didn̢۪t come without side effects. Shortly after, the patient...
  • Police seek teen suspect in slaying of American U. grad on D.C. Metro

    07/06/2015 6:38:42 AM PDT · by palmer · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 5 at 6:14 PM | Michael Smith and T. Rees Shapiro
    He was a Connecticut transplant thriving in his adopted city, a policy and politics wonk known to capture sun-basked monuments, cherry blossoms and the marble halls of power in Washington with his ever-present camera. On July 4, Kevin Joseph Sutherland stepped onto the Metro to visit friends, but he never arrived at the gathering. In an altercation police believe was the result of a robbery gone awry, Sutherland was stabbed to death aboard a train during the Saturday afternoon rush at the NoMa-Gallaudet U station on Florida Avenue NE. ... and he decorated his student government office at American University...
  • Robot Kills Technician At German VW Plant

    07/02/2015 7:44:05 AM PDT · by palmer · 92 replies ^ | Wed, 07/01/2015 - 5:08pm | Andy Szal, Digital Reporter
    A technician died from injuries sustained while working on a robot at Volkswagen's factory in Kessel, Germany, according to media reports. The reports indicated that two men, who worked for an outside contractor, were installing the robot when the mechanism struck one of them in the chest and pressed him against a metal plate. The 21-year-old man, who was working within the metal safety cage confining the robot, later died from the accident. His co-worker was outside the metal cage and unharmed. Prosecutors are investigating the incident. Volkswagen officials said that the robot did not have a technical defect and...
  • Jellyfish-lamb Hybrid Ends Up as Meat at French Slaughterhouse

    06/23/2015 12:10:50 PM PDT · by palmer · 13 replies ^ | Tue, 06/23/2015 - 12:29pm | Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter
    A lamb that was genetically modified with jellyfish genes for advanced research was sold to a slaughterhouse for meat in France, according to European news accounts. An investigation to find out how the genetically-altered animal ended up as meat is underway, according to Le Parisien, the French newspaper that broke the story. "Rubis, the lamb, was found on a plate. Who ate her? No one knows. All that's known is the meat left a French slaughterhouse in November 2014" according to Le Parisien. The story states Rubis came from a program started in 2009 called "Green Mutton" within the scientific...
  • [December 10, 2014] LET US BREATHE

    06/12/2015 3:50:18 PM PDT · by palmer · 24 replies
    Inlander (Urban Weekly) ^ | December 10, 2014 | Rachel Dolezal
    Spokane joins national protests over the failure to indict white officers for killing black civilians By Rachel Dolezal By now, you've probably decided to care, or not care, about the #BlackLivesMatter campaign sweeping America. Translated for black families: You've decided to care or not care about us. Joining the national movement calling for justice and an end to police brutality, Spokane has rallied, marched and circulated petitions. We have not been silent. From the protests this October at Eastern Washington University that started the momentum with memorial tributes to 25 black victims of police shootings, to the formal campus forum...
  • BREAKING: Ebola Response in Clarendon (Arlington, VA)

    02/26/2015 10:35:23 AM PST · by palmer · 13 replies
    Arlington Now ^ | February 26, 2015 at 10:05 am |
    (Updated at 10:35 a.m.) Arlington County medics, firefighters and the hazmat team are on the scene of a Clarendon apartment building for a potential case of Ebola. The call came in just after 9:30 this morning, for a possible Ebola patient in the new Beacon at Clarendon apartment building at 1128 N. Irving Street. According to ACFD spokeswoman Lt. Sarah Marchegiani, the department dispatches an Ebola response out of an abundance of caution when a sick person has a travel history and symptoms consistent with a case of the deadly virus. “While it’s unlikely it’s Ebola, the fire department...
  • CA Startup Unveils Gun Technology For Police

    10/24/2014 7:29:38 AM PDT · by palmer · 29 replies (AP) ^ | Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:36am | Haven Daley, The Associated Press
    A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired. The latest product by Yardarm Technologies would notify dispatchers in real time when an officer's gun is taken out of its holster and when it's fired. It can also track where the gun is located and in what direction it was fired. ...
  • U.S. plans 21-day monitoring of people who arrive from Ebola-stricken nations

    10/23/2014 4:46:09 AM PDT · by palmer · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 22 at 10:13 PM | Ashley Halsey III and Lori Aratani
    Every airline passenger who arrives in the United States from one of the three West African nations hardest hit by Ebola will be monitored by state and local health authorities for 21 days, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. ... The burden of monitoring will fall to state and local health officials, who have legal authority to control infectious disease, Frieden said. ... "What a logistical nightmare," said John Connor, an associate professor of microbiology at Boston University and an investigator with the university'a National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories....
  • Man Caught With "Ebola" Heroin at New Jersey Hotel: Police

    10/23/2014 3:58:20 AM PDT · by palmer · 5 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Wednesday, Oct 22, 2014 Updated at 11:52 AM EDT | Associated Press / NBC New York
    A 47-year-old New Jersey man was arrested at a hotel Monday after authorities allegedly found more than 600 packets of heroin, many of them branded "Ebola," for sale, along with crack cocaine. Barnabas Davis was taken into custody at the Ramada Inn on Route 9 in Toms River after officials executed a search warrant for the rear suites. Investigators allegedly found 633 wax folds containing heroin and about 40 grams of crack cocaine in his possession. ...
  • Ebola patient receives experimental treatment in Dallas hospital

    10/06/2014 11:08:08 AM PDT · by palmer · 91 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 12:47 pm on October 6, 2014 | Sherry Jacobson
    Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian national who is fighting a severe Ebola infection in Dallas, is getting an experimental treatment, the hospital announced Monday. The drug is an investigational medication, brincidofovir, for Ebola Virus Disease. Chimerix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company today announced that brincidofovir has been provided for potential use in patients with Ebola Virus Disease. ...