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  • Korea’s Largest Cities Want to Become Crypto Capitals, Market Optimistic

    08/19/2018 10:35:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    News BTC ^ | August 16, 2018 | Joseph Young
    Following the release of a new regulatory framework for crypto businesses and blockchain projects, major cities in South Korea have started to build regional policies to fuel the growth of cryptocurrency-related companies. Country’s Second Biggest City Wants to be Like Zug This month, Oh Keo-don, the mayor of Busan, the second largest city in South Korea behind Seoul from the country’s ruling party, has stated that the regional government of Busan is focused on building the next “Crypto Valley” of the world in South Korea, inspired by the success of Zug, Switzerland. Mayor Oh emphasized that Zug already has more...
  • Ackuretta Launches New 3D Printing Ceramic Resin

    08/19/2018 9:54:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    All 3DP ^ | August 18, 2018 | Hanna Watkin
    Ackuretta, the manufacturer of high-precision prosumer grade Digital Light Processing 3D printers based in Taipei, Taiwan, announced the addition of a new ceramic resin to its Qura resin line. For anyone wanting to create ceramic 3D prints, choosing the right material is mandatory. There’s now a new contender to this market too, the Ackuretta ceramic resin. The new resin from the Digital Light Processing 3D printer manufacturer is part of its Qura resin line. The company is describing its new material as an “advanced” and “pioneering” ceramic resin. Ackuretta explains in a press release: “While traditionally ceramic parts required expensive...
  • FIREFOX browsers will soon block “fake news” flagged by George Soros-linked left-wing groups

    08/19/2018 8:20:00 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 73 replies
    NewsTarget.com ^ | August 14, 2018 | Jayson Veley
    What’s become abundantly clear over the past few months is that liberals are now jumping on the anti-fake news bandwagon and using it as an excuse to censor political speech that doesn’t align with their radical agenda. This strategy is perhaps most prominent on social media and various websites across the Internet, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and is implemented by teams of leftists and extremists like George Soros who show zero regards for the freedom of speech outlined in the First Amendment. It’s as if the ability to control what information is spread across the Internet and what information...
  • The game changers: meet the creatives shaking up the gaming world

    08/19/2018 1:14:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 19, 2018 | Simon Parkin
    Just as the kaleidoscopic dramas of Leo Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina, the pseudo-non-fiction murk of Alan Moore’s comic From Hell and the domestic pragmatism of Jamie Oliver’s 15 Minute Meals meet under the fat banner of prose, so the body of video games becomes an ever broader church. It is impossible to enforce orthodoxy in a medium where shifting technology defines the canvas. The artform now embraces work from a dizzying spectrum. A challenging time, then, for the Victoria and Albert Museum to stage its first major video game exhibition. Rather than reach into the primordial digital soup of the...
  • Trump administration charges Facebook with housing discrimination

    08/17/2018 8:52:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Politico ^ | August 17, 2018 | Patrick Temple-West
    The Trump administration today charged Facebook Inc. with violating housing discrimination laws. The social media company allows advertisers to divert housing listings away users who mention terms such as “assistance dog” and “mobility scooter,” or who live in certain zip codes, in violation of the Fair Housing Act, HUD alleged. In addition, the Justice Department today joined a lawsuit against Facebook, saying in a “statement of interest” that the company discriminates by helping advertisers pick preferred users. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing transactions including print and online advertisement on the basis of race, religion or sex, among...
  • Anyone Else Having Andriod Phone Problems?

    08/17/2018 6:19:52 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 51 replies
    self | jimjohn
    Since shortly after last Thanksgiving, my wife and I been pulling our hair out over this phone issue. The batter drains like crazy, and at about 15%, the battery dies. Then it takes like 10 minutes to restart the phone while watching the screen say: "Optimizing App 1 of 1". You can image in an emergency, the phone suddenly becomes useless. This morning, for the 2nd time, it decided to lock up at about 63% power, then restart. It takes about 8% of power to start up in these conditions. But if your battery's dead, I need to charge it...
  • T-Mobile Is Hiring for Their New TV Service

    08/16/2018 2:20:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Cord Cutters News ^ | August 15, 2018 | Luke Bouma
    Looking for a job? Want to work on T-Mobile’s new TV service? While details are still thin on exactly what T-Mobile plans to do with their new live TV service, these job listings give us some insight. Here are the jobs currently listed online for T-Mobile’s new TV service: Install Techs Right now, T-Mobile is hiring techs to install set-top-box systems and home Wi-Fi networks. These job posts are in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Detroit. What exactly this means is still unknown, but for now it looks like T-Mobile plans to at least have a TV option that includes a...
  • Kellyanne Conway Said Her Husband George's Anti-Trump Tweets Are "Disrespectful" To Her

    08/15/2018 6:03:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Bustle ^ | August 15, 2018 | Monica Busch
    George Conway has developed a reputation for sharing and penning critical tweets of Donald Trump, even though his wife is one of the president's most high-profile advisers. Until recently, it hasn't been clear whether this gets under his wife's skin, but that has since changed. A recent profile of the couple in The Washington Post reveals that Kellyanne Conway finds her husband's anti-Tump tweets "disrespectful." "I think it’s disrespectful," she told the Post. "I think it disrespects his wife." By and large, George tends to decline interview requests regarding his critical opinions of President Trump on Twitter. But in the...
  • Alex Jones' Tumblr page will remain up for now, company says

    08/15/2018 12:31:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    AOL News ^ | August 15, 2018 | Sebastian Murdock, The Huffington Post
    Infowars host Alex Jones has found a new platform to spew his hate speech. Social networking site Tumblr announced Wednesday that it was “closely monitoring” Jones’ Infowars page after other major companies kicked the serial harasser off their platforms. In a statement to HuffPost, Tumblr said it would not take immediate action to take down Jones’ page after he recently became active on the platform again. (Tumblr, HuffPost and AOL.com are both owned by Verizon.) “Alex Jones and Infowars had been inactive on Tumblr for nearly a year until this week when they began posting again,” the company said in...
  • MIT offers online certificate program for Additive Manufacturing ("3D Printing")

    08/14/2018 10:51:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    3D Printing Industry ^ | August 14, 2018 | Beau Jackson
    After a successful run earlier this year, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will offer another session of its online Additive Manufacturing course, led by Professor A. John Hart.(VIDEO-AT-LINK) Learn how to design for additive manufacturing Additive manufacturing (AM) has applications across manufacturing, and Additive Manufacturing for Innovative Design aims to help learners understand how AM will transform the way products are designed and delivered. The syllabus is designed to prepare professionals for implementing 3D printing processes in their own organizations, bridging the gap between the opportunities enabled by AM and the skills necessary to implement it across multiple industries. The...
  • 3D printing companies take action against 3D guns amid debatable public safety threat

    08/14/2018 10:00:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WHYY-FM ^ | August 14, 2018 | Bobby Allyn
    At the South Philadelphia high-tech makers’ space NextFab, creators of all types work on projects using laser cutters, robots, and a room full of 3D printers. Walt Barger, who manages the printing operations there, is standing between two printers the size of refrigerators, noting both their power and price tag. “It’s an older printer, but it’s still a $40,000 machine,” he said, pointing to one. “And the one next to it, the ProJet, is a $100,000 machine.” Lately, Barger has been extra vigilant about the kinds of things people are hoping to create here. “Our staff is always monitoring. If...
  • 15 of The Coolest 3D Printed Things

    08/13/2018 9:37:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Interesting Engineering ^ | August 11, 2018 | Christopher McFadden
    3D printing is fast becoming one of the most useful tools ever developed by humans. The technique can be used to print pretty much anything from food to new body parts. 3D printers can also be used to print novelty items, tools, weapons and even buildings. The technology has already had a huge impact on the modern world and is set to become ever more important in many industries of the future. In most cases, the only real limitation to what can be 3D printed is our imagination, as these 15 amazing 3D printed objects testify to. The following list...
  • Infowars app downloads surge after tech giants ban Alex Jones content from platforms

    08/12/2018 4:47:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Global News ^ | 08/12/2018 | Jessica Vomiero
    It would seem that the decision by several tech giants to remove Infowars content from their platforms, citing hate speech, may be having the opposite effect. Just days after Facebook, Apple and YouTube removed content and podcasts from conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his brand, Infowars, from their platforms, the Infowars mobile app surged in popularity in the United States. The Infowars app is currently the fourth most popular news app in Apple’s App Store and the 11th most popular news app in Google’s Play Store. The spike comes after Apple pulled five of Jones’ podcasts from its Podcasts app....
  • Why do people listen to Infowars' Alex Jones at all? We asked them

    08/12/2018 2:51:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 144 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | August 10, 2018 | David Tarrant
    Alex Jones — conspiracy peddler, provocateur, Texan — lost easy access to millions upon millions of followers this week when Facebook, YouTube, Apple and Spotify banned much, if not all, of his content. Thinking of Jones’ empire — built on provably false theories and predictably wrong predictions — I wondered about those followers. Who are they? What brings them to his pages? Why do they seem willing to accept fantasy and conjecture over fact? Do they, as Jones’ lawyers have suggested, think the whole thing is a bit for entertainment? Would they tell me — a longtime member of the...
  • Hyundai creates separate sound zones in cars

    08/12/2018 1:33:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Korea Joongang Daily ^ | April 13, 2018 | Jin Eun-Soo
    Hyundai Motor has developed a sound system for vehicles in which passengers and the driver can hear different songs or make totally private phone calls. It is the first such system in the world, the carmaker announced Sunday, and will be offered in Hyundai Motor cars within a year or two. Korea’s largest carmaker calls the system a “separated sound zone” and unveiled it on its official website and on YouTube last Sunday. In the YouTube video, classical music plays in the front of the car where two parents are sitting, while pop music plays in the back for children....
  • I’ll Disable My Ad Blocker When You Stop Exploiting Me

    08/11/2018 12:49:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 60 replies
    TYLER|REGAS|COM ^ | December 26, 2016 | Tyler Regas
    On January 8th, ExtremeTech published a piece about Forbes forcing users to disable their ad blockers in order to see any content, and guess what happened. Malware. For the past few weeks, Forbes.com has been forcing visitors to disable ad blockers if they want to read its content. Visitors to the site with Adblock or uBlock enabled are told they must disable it if they wish to see any Forbes content. Thanks to Forbes’ interstitial ad and quote of the day, Google caching doesn’t capture data properly, either.What sets Forbes apart, in this case, is that it didn’t just force...
  • Qanon: Man Arrested for Threatening to Kill Trump Was A Believer: Report

    08/11/2018 12:43:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    Brinkwire ^ | August 11, 2018 | Staff
    Jeffrey Gardner Boyd, the man charged with allegedly threatening to kill President Donald Trump and members of his family, repeatedly spoke about the QAnon conspiracy theory prior to his arrest according to a report. Pennsylvania State Police arrested the 55 year old from Tulsa, Oklahoma, on July 31 in Berwick, Columbia County. Officers discovered a loaded handgun and ammunition in his truck, ABC16 reported. He was charged with four counts of making terrorist threats with intent to terrorize another, according to court documents seen by Tulsa World, after he allegedly threatened to kill the President, as well as his daughter...
  • Remember Y2K?

    08/11/2018 12:29:20 PM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 198 replies
    I was remembering today the big Y2K scare we had during the late 1990s. Does anybody remember that? All the computers in the world were to shut down at midnight January 1, 2000 because apparently the computers would not be able to recognize "2000" as a valid year and go haywire, thinking it was 1900 instead. As with many conspiracies, there was a grain of truth to this. There were many software programs at the time that had to be re-programmed to accept 2000 as a valid year. My wife was a COBOL programmer at the time and she had...
  • Tim Cook & President Trump met for dinner yesterday, tariffs a likely topic of conversation

    08/11/2018 4:44:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    9 to 5 Mac ^ | August 11, 2018 | Chance Miller
    Apple CEO Tim Cook and President Donald Trump met for dinner last night, according to a tweet from the president. While details of the meeting are unclear at this point, it’s likely that tariffs were a central point of conversation… In a tweet ahead of the dinner last night, Trump explained that he was “looking forward” to the meeting, touting that Apple is investing “big dollars” into the United States. Reuters reports: “Looking forward to dinner tonight with Tim Cook of Apple. He is investing big dollars in U.S.A.,” said Trump, who is on vacation at his golf club in...
  • 'Dear Ivanka': Celebrities target Trump's daughter in Instagram campaign

    08/11/2018 2:51:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | August 8, 2018 | Sheena McKenzie
    Celebrities including Amy Schumer and Chelsea Handler have launched an Instagram campaign targeted at Ivanka Trump, urging the US President's daughter to act on the administration's family-separation policy and calling for the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. As part of the campaign, well-known figures followed by Ivanka Trump on Instagram -- including not just Schumer and Handler, but also American fashion entrepreneur Sophie Amoruso and British model Cara Delevingne -- have been posting messages detailing the alleged abuses of children under controversial family separations at the US-Mexico border in an effort to flood her feed. The coordinated messages...