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  • Jeff Bezos, Amazon, Washington Post and the CIA (06/02/2017)

    03/09/2018 2:28:57 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | Published: 06/02/2017 at 7:58 PM | Joseph Farah
    Joseph Farah It must be nice to be Jeff Bezos.How do you become one of the richest men in the world by founding a company that only recently gave a thought to profitability?Amazon has been around a long time. It’s one of the few Internet companies that was doing business 20 years ago, when I launched WorldNetDaily.com, now known as WND.com.But it was less than three years ago that Amazon began to achieve any profits to speak of. And, even today, you’d be shocked to know how high its revenues are and how relatively low its profits are. snip...
  • Using a CLOUD

    03/28/2018 10:34:18 AM PDT · by knarf · 37 replies
    self ^ | March 28, 2018 | knarf
    We'll be on vacation for a month and I intend to heavily document a lot that I would like to organize and arrange after we get back.
  • Odd 'cloud' seen over the skies of AZ, CA, Mexico

    03/27/2018 4:27:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    fox5ny ^ | Mar 26 2018 11:28PM EDT
    FOX 10 Phoenix has reached out to the National Weather Service for an explanation on what people saw Monday night. An official said the "cloud" looks very reminiscent of rocket and missile exhaust that is high in the atmosphere, and that they have seen things before with a similar appearance that were associated with activity at the White Sand Missile Range and/or Vandenberg Air Force Base. Officials with NWS, however, did not have an authoritative explanation on the exact nature of the "cloud".
  • Startup Offers '100% Fatal' Service That Harvests Brains For Future Upload

    03/15/2018 9:53:07 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    Inverse ^ | 03/14/18 | Kevin Litman-Navarro
    Neuroscience startup Nectome wants to harvest your brain for science. The nascent company, which is a member of famed incubator Y Combinator’s winter 2018 class, is focused on preserving brains for future computer upload. Why Does Nectome Want My Brain? “Our mission is to preserve your brain well enough to keep all its memories intact: from that great chapter of your favorite book to the feeling of cold winter air, baking an apple pie, or having dinner with your friends and family,” Nectome’s website says. “We believe that within the current century it will be feasible to digitize this information...
  • Report Of 'Extremely High' Radioactive Pollution Suggests Nuclear Cloud Came From Russia

    11/21/2017 9:19:17 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11/21/17 | Alec Luhn
    Russia's meteorological service has reported “extremely high pollution” of a radioactive isotope in the Urals near a facility that previously suffered the third worst nuclear catastrophe in history. The news bolsters international reports that a ruthenium-106 leak originating in the Urals sent a radioactive cloud over Europe. Greenpeace Russia has said it will ask the prosecutor general to investigate the possible cover-up of a nuclear accident. Rosatom, Russia's state nuclear company, said in a statement to The Telegraph on Tuesday there had been "no unreported accidents" and the ruthenium-106 emission was "not linked to any Rosatom site". Its Mayak facility,...
  • Mysterious Radioactive Cloud Over Europe Hints At Accident Farther East

    11/10/2017 5:30:47 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    NPR ^ | November 10, 20172:05 PM ET | Geoff Brumfiel, Alina Selyukh
    European authorities are providing new details about a cloud of mysterious radioactive material that appeared over the continent last month. Monitors in Italy were among first to detect the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106 on Oct. 3, according to a fresh report by France's Radioprotection and Nuclear Safety Institute, known as IRSN. In total, 28 European countries saw the radioactive cloud, the report says. The multinational Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organisation, which runs a network designed to monitor for nuclear weapons tests, also confirmed to NPR that it had detected the cloud. Based on the detection from monitoring stations and meteorological data, the...
  • Watch Live Saturday: NASA to Launch Artificial Cloud Spawning Rocket

    06/20/2017 5:37:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    SPACE.com ^ | Staff | June 20, 2017 10:00am ET
    NASA will try to launch its artificial cloud-spawning rocket Saturday, June 24, between 9:07 p.m. EDT and 9:22 p.m. EDT (0107-0122 GMT), after a series of delays due to weather. You can watch it here beginning at 8:30 p.m. EDT (0030 GMT). NASA will provide an update on the next launch attempt here. The rocket will launch to test a canister deployment system designed to eject ampoules containing gas that can create glowing artificial clouds in the night sky. Clear weather is vital for mission scientists in order to record the cloud deployment using ground-based cameras at the launch site...
  • Barracuda Networks Creating 115 Jobs In Ann Arbor (Michigan)

    05/19/2017 8:20:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | May 19, 2017
    Barracuda Networks, Inc. is expanding in Ann Arbor with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) and Ann Arbor SPARK. The project will generate a total capital investment of $2.3 million and create 115 new jobs. Ann Arbor“Barracuda’s investment means Michigan residents will have good job opportunities that could well have gone to other states,” said Steve Arwood, CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the state’s chief marketing and business attraction arm that administers programs and performs due diligence on behalf of the MSF. “The company’s decision to expand in Ann Arbor demonstrates that our business climate and our...
  • In pictures: Incredible UFO cloud spotted in Sweden

    01/27/2017 1:46:29 PM PST · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 1-27-17 | Staff
    A mysterious UFO-shaped cloud baffled skiers when it appeared in the sky over Sweden. The bizarre cloud floated in the sky over ski resorts Åre and Duved on Thursday, prompting some to speculate that Martians had arrived for a day on the slopes. Many rushed to take pictures of the unusual phenomenon and posted them on social media. "I thought it was pretty cool," one of them, Elvira Kuper, told broadcaster SVT. Experts explained it was a so-called lenticular cloud, which forms over mountain peaks when the air is forced to rise as it hits the hillside. As it cools...
  • Mid-East Prophecy Update – December 11th, 2016 (video)

    12/11/2016 2:43:32 PM PST · by Lera · 42 replies
    Calvary Chapel Kaneohe ^ | 12/11/16 | JD Farag
    Pastor J.D. addresses the significance of the Israeli strikes targeting the city of Damascus prophetically, and shares three main reasons people are unaware of its seriousness geopolitically.
  • Vanity request

    08/14/2016 5:32:04 PM PDT · by BobNative · 6 replies
    N/A | August 14, 2016 | Self
    I can not get my iPad / Outlook Contact and Calendars to sync to my iTunes, Cloud. Any help would be appreciated..
  • computer help

    07/27/2016 5:46:40 PM PDT · by jimfr · 32 replies
    // | Jimfr
    Our laptop recently died. The new one does not have a word processor and is a 64 bit memory. Question 1) is there a way around having to rent Word on the cloud? Question 2) Our old files are in 32 bit memory format. Can they be converted to 64 bit format?
  • computer help

    07/27/2016 5:46:40 PM PDT · by jimfr · 8 replies
    // | Jimfr
    Our laptop recently died. The new one does not have a word processor and is a 64 bit memory. Question 1) is there a way around having to rent Word on the cloud? Question 2) Our old files are in 32 bit memory format. Can they be converted to 64 bit format?
  • Unbeknownst to Clinton, IT firm had emails stored on cloud; now in FBI’s hands

    10/07/2015 2:55:58 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 115 replies
    McClatchy ^ | October 6, 2015 | By Greg Gordon and Anita Kumar
    WASHINGTON A Connecticut company, which backed up Hillary Clinton‘s emails at the request of a Colorado firm, apparently surprised her aides by storing the emails on a “cloud” storage system designed to optimize data recovery. The firm, Datto Inc., said Wednesday that it turned over the contents of its storage to the FBI on Tuesday. A Republican Senate committee chairman, Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, also has asked the firm to provide the committee copies of any data from Clinton’s account still in its possession. There were conflicting accounts as to whether the developments could lead to retrieval of any of...
  • Dealing with Boundary Issues

    10/05/2015 5:55:28 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 3 replies
    Linux Journal ^ | 02 October 2015 | Doc Searls
    The other evening a bunch of us were sitting in a friend's living room while a series of photos scrolled across her TV. The photos were a screen saver served up by her new Apple TV box. Some of the pictures were of people, birds, flowers, cats and other typical stuff. But in the mix were also shots of price tags, bar codes, bags of mulch and other stuff she had thought about buying at some point. "What are those doing there?" somebody asked. "I don't know," she said. "I thought I threw those away." "That's scary," somebody said. "What...
  • Microsoft preps Azure data lake flood gates for readiness (open source-friendly cloud services)

    09/28/2015 7:45:33 PM PDT · by dayglored · 18 replies
    The Register ^ | Sep 28, 2015 | Gavin Clarke
    Microsoft will later this year release its open-source friendly lake for big-data analytics in the cloud. Azure Data Lake Store – announced at Build in April – will be released as a preview, Microsoft said Monday. The store will be built on Apache YARN for developers and data scientists, to analyse information, and will use Azure HDInsight – a managed service for Hadoop, Spark, Storm and Hbase. HDInsight was developed by Microsoft working with Ubuntu-shop Canonical and Hadoop spinner Hortonworks, Microsoft and Canonical said. In preparation for the preview Microsoft Monday threw the doors open on managed Linux clusters. Microsoft’s...
  • Everyone has a 'microbial cloud'

    09/23/2015 11:45:28 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    BBC ^ | James Gallagher
    Everyone is surrounded by a unique "cloud" of millions of their own bacteria, according to scientists at the University of Oregon in the US. Walk through someone else's cloud, and it will "rain" bacteria on your skin and be breathed into your lungs. The study on 11 people, published in the journal PeerJ, showed it was possible to identify people from their microbial miasma. ... Groups of bacteria in the cloud included Streptococcus, which is common in the mouth, and the skin bugs Propionibacterium and Corynebacterium. The researchers argue the mix may have a "forensic application" to detect whether someone...
  • Chicago Adds Ridiculous 9% "Cloud Tax" on Netflix and Other Streaming Services

    09/18/2015 11:04:20 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 33 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 18, 2015 | Jason Snead
    Streaming companies like Netflix, Spotify, and Amazon Prime are revolutionizing how Americans consume media content. These wildly popular services enable ubiquitous and virtually instantaneous access to expansive catalogues of music, movies, and TV shows. Streaming is big business, and Chicago wants a piece of the action. On Sept. 1, the city’s controversial new “cloud tax” went into effect, extending a 9-percent “amusement tax” into the digital realm. Streaming the latest Taylor Swift album and binge-watching House of Cards is about to get a whole lot more expensive in the Windy City. In addition to its amusement tax, Chicago is extending...
  • Microsoft has created its own version of Linux — a product Steve Ballmer once likened to 'cancer'

    09/18/2015 3:23:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/18/2015 | Matt Weinberger
    This week, Microsoft unveiled Azure Cloud Switch, a boring-sounding product that's only interesting to developers and IT professionals working on the bleeding edge of networking technology. The scandalous part is actually under the hood: Azure Cloud Switch is, at the core, a specialized version of Linux — a free operating system that former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer once referred to as "a cancer." Linux, created in the early 1990s by incredibly influential programming firebrand Linus Torvalds and further developed by a veritable army of volunteers from around the world, never quite toppled the dominance of Microsoft Windows on the desktop....
  • Amazon and Microsoft just scored a huge $100 million cloud deal that can't be making IBM too happy

    08/31/2015 12:19:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/31/2015 | Julie Bort
    Amazon and Microsoft are quickly becoming the king and queen of cloud computing. Here's another case in point: the two of them just won a huge contract with the FAA, led by IT consultant CSC. This contract will consolidate the FCC's data centers, moving data to both Amazon's cloud Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft's cloud, Azure. CSC says the contract is worth $108 million out of the gate, and because its a long-term contract, could be worth as much as $1 billion over the next 10 years. The FAA isn't getting rid of its data centers altogether to run...