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  • America, Wake The Hell Up

    05/04/2015 4:49:59 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 42 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | May 5, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    Folks, there is exactly one way you're going to put a stop to this sort of nonsense: At the end of October, IT employees at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts were called, one-by-one, into conference rooms to receive notice of their layoffs. Multiple conference rooms had been set aside for this purpose, and in each room an executive read from a script informing the worker that their last day would be Jan. 30, 2015. Some workers left the rooms crying; others appeared shocked. This went on all day. As each employee received a call to go to a conference room,...
  • Internet on the brink of collapse? Web could reach its limit in just 8 years, use all of UK's power

    05/03/2015 10:19:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | May 3, 2015 | Ben Spencer, science reporter
    * Internet speeds have increased by 50-fold in the last decade alone * Optical fibres have reached capacity and cannot transfer any more light * Laying down more cables may solve problem but this will increase costs * 'It is harder and harder to keep ahead,' said Professor Andrew EllisThe internet is heading towards a 'capacity crunch' as it fails to keep up with our demand for ever faster data, scientists have warned. Leading engineers, physicists and telecoms firms have been summoned to a meeting at London's Royal Society later this month, to discuss what can be done to...
  • Silicon Valley Then and Now: To Invent the Future, You Must Understand the Past

    05/03/2015 6:00:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    BackChannel ^ | May 1, 2015 | Leslie Berlin
    “You can’t really understand what is going on now without understanding what came before.” Steve Jobs is explaining why, as a young man, he spent so much time with the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs a generation older, men like Robert Noyce, Andy Grove, and Regis McKenna. It’s a beautiful Saturday morning in May, 2003, and I’m sitting next to Jobs on his living room sofa, interviewing him for a book I’m writing. I ask him to tell me more about why he wanted, as he put it, “to smell that second wonderful era of the valley, the semiconductor companies leading into...
  • The Rise of Gaming Archaeology

    05/03/2015 3:28:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Geek Snack ^ | April 28, 2015 | Ryan Martinez
    As MMOs Continue to Grow Leaving Old Areas Behind, Gaming Archaeology has Risen Up to Explore and Remember their Past.MMOs such as World of Warcraft and Guild Wars have been going strong for years now continually growing their player base and the areas open to them. Theyve become so large that the games have taken on the same traits as real world cultures. As they continue to grow the community moves to new areas, new hub cities, leaving the old ones behind. Just as real world cities are abandoned and forgotten old hub cities in MMOs are quickly forgotten. Yet...
  • Let's end this FReepathon this week!

    05/03/2015 11:42:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Free Republic ^ | May 3, 2015 | 2ndDivisionVet
    FRiends, it's time to end this quarter's FReepathon so that we might have more time to talk with one another, discuss the issues, vet the candidates and also do the silly stuff that makes us laugh. If you aren't currently a monthly donor, please consider becoming one. Perhaps dedicate your donation to a loved one, whether still with us or already gone, human or pet. Or dedicate it to the folks who served or have served in our armed forces. Why you donate is up to you. That you donate benefits us all. Thanks for listening.
  • Graphene 3D Lab Announces Water-Soluble 3D Printer Filament

    05/01/2015 3:06:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    TenLinks ^ | April 29, 2015
    NEW YORK, NY, Apr 29, 2015 Graphene 3D Lab Inc. will announce details of a newly-developed water-soluble 3D filament at the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME) Canada Makes: Additive Manufacturing Forum at Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario on April 30, 2015. The water-soluble filament is the latest in a line of specialty-functional filaments that Graphene 3D is introducing to the 3D printing industry. Elena Polyakova, chief operating officer of Graphene 3D, will present details on the new water-soluble filament and discuss the effect of graphene-enhanced materials for the 3D printing industry. Water-soluble filaments are primarily used to occupy negative...
  • Can Amazon Be An Online Price Club That Tempts Vending Operators?

    05/01/2015 2:47:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Vending Marketwatch ^ | April 30, 2015 | Emily Refermat
    Amazon.com, a leader in the world of online retailing, is making waves due to the recent launch of Amazon Business, a new marketplace on Amazon.com that combines the selection, convenience and value with new features and unique benefits tailored to businesses. It was one of the reasons Amazon had a booth at the NAMA OneShow last week in Las Vegas, NV. I stopped in while walking the show and talked to the representatives. They were announcing the Amazon Business opportunity and gauging the interest from operators. From what Ive seen so far, while Amazon Business is in its early stages,...
  • Tolerance? Liberals want to kill conservatives

    04/30/2015 12:18:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 29, 2015 | Phil Elmore
    The immediacy of social media, particularly Twitter and Facebook, offers us a window into the prejudices of others that is unprecedented in the history of our society. Not a day passes in the United States when some person does not commit career suicide, achieve viral fame, or both by posting to Twitter or Facebook. A hundred and forty characters or less can make a hero or freshly mint a villain. All it takes is an ill-chosen word or, perhaps more accurately, a moment of honesty. We are all creatures of prejudice to one degree or another; we all harbor likes,...
  • Can archived computer files be faked with respect to date and content?

    04/29/2015 8:15:40 PM PDT · by grumpygresh · 52 replies
    04/29/15 | Grumpygresh
    Question for all freeper computer experts. I have a case where I have reason to believe that my opponent has faked the date and content of a website as it appeared in January through April 2011. I have used the way back machine and found that my opponent did not the information that they claimed to have had on the website between January to April 2011. I have not yet received any paperwork or computer file from my opponent. But when I do get the computer file, could it be faked with respect to the date and content? What would...
  • Big adobe Illustrator Issues

    04/29/2015 11:50:22 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 26 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | April 29, 2015 | MeshugeMikey
    When I do a normal launch of adobe illustrator It freezes. when I do the optional launch....I get no toolbar etc etc. Im stumped and haven't been able to get anywhere on the adobe forums help! Thank you
  • Kristol Clear Straw Poll: Walker 30%, Cruz 24%, Rubio 18%

    04/27/2015 10:51:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 27, 2015 | John McCormack
    Bill Kristol writes in this week's newsletter: About 7,500 votes were cast in The Weekly Standard's third presidential poll of the year, twice as many as in the poll a couple of months ago. In that straw poll (and, to repeat, these are obviously not scientific surveys, but rather polls of those who chose to participate), Scott Walker, was far ahead, with almost half the first place votes. He still leads, but has come back to the field some. He's got 30% of the first place ballots, and appears on an impressive 69% of all ballots as a first, second...
  • Business opportunity for Christian-friendly internet companies.

    04/27/2015 4:00:13 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 10 replies
    The Virginian ^ | 4/27/2015 | Moneyrunner
    GoFundMe has determined that if Christians are accused of crimes, such as not baking cakes for gay weddings, they will not be able to use their service. It appears that gay activists have objected to a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to keep the Sweet Cakes bakery in business or pay the fine, which could be as high as $150,000, for declining to bake a cake for a gay wedding. It is, of course, the right of GoFundMe to deny service to anyone even as Sweet Cakes is denied the same right but it leaves a market for...
  • America's Soft Police State

    04/26/2015 12:43:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 24, 2015 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    Today Americans live in a soft police state. We may not sense its severity and doom like runaway slaves or Anne Frank, but the freedoms of the greatest number of Americans have never been more threatened and violated institutionally -- both openly and secretively -- by our own government. The Fourth Amendment, which is the law limiting government power to search and seize our persons and most private property, has been gutted by executive and administrative actions, Congress, and the courts -- the very bodies that were supposed to enforce it on government. This American Bill of Right is based...
  • A 4D Printed Valve That Actuates According to Water Temperature

    04/23/2015 11:12:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    3DPrint ^ | April 23, 2015 | T.E. Edwards
    It may seem a touch misleading in name, but scientists at the University of Wollongong say they’re creating what they call 4D printing. The fourth dimension they refer to is time and shape shifting as the researchers have begun to develop 3D printed materials capable of morphing into new structures – post production – as those materials are influenced by the addition of external stimuli such as water or heat. The team at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science say these new materials are able to transform themselves from one shape into another, and they see applications for...
  • Government by Google

    04/22/2015 7:47:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/22/15 | Judi Mcleod
    The government is Google, and Google is the government It was a mainstream media asking no questions that inflicted a Marxist president on an unsuspecting West in 2008, but it is Google that is keeping him there, and Google which is making the election of Hillary Clinton in 2016 all but inevitable. As much as half of the U.S. population so fervently wishes otherwise, America-hating Marxists in office are there to stay, courtesy of the airtight power bestowed upon them by the most arrogant, powerful and influential company on earth: Google. In an upside-down world, fraught with government-designed false flags...
  • I keep getting logged out...

    04/22/2015 5:12:08 AM PDT · by don-o · 46 replies
    April 22, 2015 | don-o
    It started a couple days ago. I am set for "convenient" which is supposed to keep one logged in when one closes a tab or browser. Yes I have AV and malware scan done. No I have not changed my cookie policy No I do not want to get a Mac.
  • Stephen King lets Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio have it

    04/18/2015 9:22:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Salon ^ | April 18, 2015 | Staff
    In a brilliant tweet, the horror master perfectly sums up the state of the 2016 presidential race. Stephen King has unloaded on the Republican presidential field on Twitter — the horror master’s latest dive into savvy GOP bashing. This tweet takes on the nightmare that is the current field of right-wing senators Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul. Stephen King ✔ @StephenKing Cruz, Paul and Rubio, all running for President. Hey, I thought I was supposed to write the horror stories. 2:25 PM - 16 Apr 2015 In recent weeks, King has jumped into the debate over Indiana’s religious...
  • Vanity: Hybrid computer bleg

    04/18/2015 4:04:34 AM PDT · by Sherman Logan · 18 replies
    self | April 18, 201 | Sherman
    My notebook computer is dying and needs replacement. I like the idea of replacing it with a tablet/laptop hybrid, as I can think of a number of ways to make my life more productive if I could use both. I go out to jobsites and gather information on paper, then bring it back and enter it into the computer and produce reports. Seems to me the info could be entered into a tablet and skip a step. I also do a fair bit of work with graphics and such, but for that I normally hook up to a large monitor...
  • Your call - Which early presidential candidate is winning in the media? (FReep a poll)

    04/14/2015 11:28:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    PR Week's Blog ^ | April 14, 2015
    Hillary? Rand Paul? Ted Cruz? Marco Rubio? Four major candidates have stepped forward to run for the Democratic and Republican nominations for president, and a few more are sure to follow soon. Their entrances into the race couldnt be more different. Republicans Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz went the more traditional route with kickoff events. Hillary Rodham Clinton went big on social with a much anticipated video and tweet combination, but is keeping events low-key to start except for a Monday evening visit to Chipotle. So whos winning the media battle at this very early stage? Take...
  • Google/Dems deadly duo whitewashing Hillary Clintons Past

    04/14/2015 7:58:53 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/14/15 | Judi Mcleod
    The jurys still out on where Barack Obama was born, but a new squeaky clean, shrill-less Hillary Clinton is about to be re-birthed by mighty Google. The jurys still out on where Barack Obama was born, but a new squeaky clean, shrill-less Hillary Clinton is about to be re-birthed by mighty Google. Seven years ago the Democrats gave America a Manchurian candidate presented from faux Greek columns as the worlds new messiah. Obama and his manufacturers promised the Fundamental Transformation of America, but went out to fundamentally transform the Free West while they were at it.
  • Hedge-fund magnate backing Cruz is major investor in Breitbart News Network

    04/13/2015 12:59:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Politico's Dylan Byers On Media ^ | April 13, 2015 | Dylan Byers
    The Long Island-based hedge-fund magnate who is helping bankroll Sen. Ted Cruz's campaign for the Republican nomination is also one of the top investors in the Breitbart News Network, sources with knowledge of the matter told the On Media blog on Monday. Robert Mercer, the co-CEO of hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, is the main donor behind a network of pro-Cruz super PACs that have raised at least $31 million to date, according to a recent New York Times report. Mercer has spent more than $15 million on conservative political campaigns and causes since 2012. What the Times report did not...
  • Administration Brushes Off Russian Hackers [semi-satire]

    04/13/2015 9:53:29 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 11 April 2015 | John Semmens
    Evidence that Russian computer hackers penetrated security at the White House and State Department was brushed aside by National Security Council spokesman Mark Stroh. Since the Administration has no hostile designs on Russia we dont consider their gaining access to confidential correspondence at the State Department or White House a threat to our security, Stroh maintained. In a way, this could be a good thing. They will see that we bear them no ill will. That could open up new avenues for better relations between our two countries. It would be far more worrisome if our correspondence had been illicitly...
  • Would you vote for Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, or Rand Paul?

    04/13/2015 12:40:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    IVN ^ | April 12, 2015 | Thomas A. Hawk
    Who would you vote for if the 2016 Presidential Election were held today? Ahh its time for another Presidential election already, and voters are either passionate or apathetic once again! To date, three candidates have entered the Presidential race: Hillary Clinton, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz. If the election were held today, who would YOU vote for? To help, heres some campaign videos of todays limited trio. The name are listed in alphabetical order. But if youre a conspiracy theorist, its because we secretly support Hillary Clinton and though that was an excuse. Or if your a conspiracy...
  • Hillary Clinton, Americas 1st Google President

    04/12/2015 7:13:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/12/15 | Judi Mcleod
    Get ready for a made-perfect-by-digital President Hillary Rodham Clinton unless someone can come up with a legal way to stop Google from reinforcing the Fundamental Transformation of America Hillary Clinton will become the quintessential online presidential campaign candidate today when she throws her hat in the ring via an online YouTube. While chattering classes are caught up in President Barack Obamas statement that he thinks Hillary Rodham Clinton would be an excellent president, his added thought that she will have a strong message to deliver if she does decide to run, will go without much notice. Clintons long-anticipated second run...
  • Comcast Call Back Service Overloads My Phone!!!!

    04/09/2015 5:38:24 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 20 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | April 9, 2015 | MeshugeMikey
    My Internet service was out for less than an hour....and for that Ive gotten no less than FIVE phone calls to alert me to the fact that service in the area of the outage was reestablished....almost two hours ago. who could imagine!
  • Major Scoop in Mother Jones Claims Ted Cruz Was Once a Lawyer

    04/09/2015 11:44:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The American Spectator's The Spectator Blog ^ | April 9, 2015 | Emily Zanotti
    I'm so glad the world has David Corn of Mother Jones. Without him, how would we get the most pressing and important information on our Republican Presidential candidates? After all, it's not everyone who can read Wikipedia and use Google so masterfully. This week, we learn from our intrepid reporter that not only is Ted Cruz an attorney, but he also once represented clients. After serving over five years as the state of Texas top lawyer, Cruz in 2008 joined the Houston office of the high-powered, international law firm Morgan Lewis to lead its Supreme Court and national appellate practice....
  • How do you stop a Google Goliath from plagiarizing The Truth?

    04/09/2015 9:49:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Meanwhile the words of John 14:6 Jesus answered I am the way and the truth and the light should be copy-rite protected before Google comes along to plagiarize them. Get ready for a 2016 presidential campaign utterly controlled by a Google chokehold. Long a public relations conspiracy in the making, the digital behemoth whose hypocritical motto is Do No Evil seeks to keep the presidency an airtight Democrat one. All goo-goo-googely eyes will be trained on Hillary Clinton in 2016. And should a fickle fate, for any reason keep Clinton out of the race, Google will throw the might of...
  • Facebook less into Paul's '16 rollout than Cruz's

    04/08/2015 8:09:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 8, 2015 | Julian Hattem
    When it comes to engaging people on Facebook, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has some work to do. About 865,000 different people commented on, shared a note or otherwise engaged with the Kentucky lawmaker when he announced his campaign for the White House on Tuesday, according to Facebook. In all, Pauls announcement generated a total of 1.9 million interactions both positive and negative during the day. By comparison, 2.2 million Facebook users talked about Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) when he announced his campaign last month, generating a total of 5.7 million interactions. The metrics are just one sign of...
  • How will 3D printing alter the building industry?

    04/08/2015 1:29:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Construction DIVE ^ | April 6, 2015 | Sharon O'Malley
    A Chinese engineering firm that claims it built 10 houses in less than 24 hours last year using a 3D printer has unveiled the worlds tallest printed building. The five-story apartment building is on display next to a 1,100-square-foot mansionalso created on a 3D printerin Suzhou Industrial Park in Jiangsu province. The mansions furniture and decorations also were made on a 6.6- by-10-meter tall printer, which uses an "ink" composed of glass fibers, steel, cement, hardening agents, and recycled construction waste to build one layer at a time for builders to assemble. The apartment building took a day to print...
  • What We Learned From The Midterm Elections

    04/07/2015 11:28:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Media Post's Marketing: Politics Blog ^ | April 7, 2015 | Shawn Kemp
    Ted Cruz just flagged the beginning of the 2016 election cycle. With hats now officially being thrown into the ring, its a good time to look back at what went well in social marketing at the midterms and what could be improved upon for the 2016 cycle. Lets start with the fact that Facebook says it saw 43 million unique individuals engage in political discourse during the midterms, despite the fact that the U.S. had its lowest midterm-election voter turnout since the early 1940s. Moreover, according to research by Pew, voters were three times more likely to track political candidates...
  • This next-gen 3D printer spits out fully assembled products

    04/07/2015 8:02:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    inhabit ^ | April 7, 2015 | Charley Cameron
    The not-especially-modestly titled Industrial Revolution III (IR3) is a next-gen 3D printer that will not only print out your designs, but will assemble them with your non-printable components to create fully functional, sophisticated products in one streamlined process. Creator Buzz Technology claims that this will encourage the reuse of neglected household items and electronics into new, useful items while advancing the development of 3D printing in professional and at-home maker scenes. According to the IR3′s creators, UK-based Buzz Technology, the 3D printer features a pick and place head that “enables it to produce fully assembled, working products incorporating electronics, motors,...
  • Wikipedias Barack Obama article violates Wikipedias Neutral point of view policy

    04/07/2015 7:29:47 AM PDT · by grundle · 35 replies
    wordpress ^ | April 7, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Wikipedia’s “Barack Obama” article violates Wikipedia’s “Neutral point of view” policy Wikipedia’s “Neutral point of view” policy states:“All encyclopedic content on Wikipedia must be written from a neutral point of view (NPOV), which means representing fairly, proportionately, and, as far as possible, without bias, all of the significant views that have been published by reliable sources on a topic.” Wikipedia’s “Barack Obama” article includes a section called “Cultural and political image.” According to Wikipedia’s “Neutral point of view” policy, this section should contain both positive and negative things. However, almost everything in the section is positive....
  • Unemployed Browser Feature Suggestion/ Open Source IDEA

    04/06/2015 12:34:13 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 19 replies
    self | Arpil 6.2015 | meshugemikey
    the idea came about during a discussion in a contemporary thread right Here on your Free Republic!
  • Ben Crump: NNPA Newsmaker of the Year

    04/02/2015 8:27:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Los Angeles Sentinel ^ | April 2, 2015 | Freddie Allen, NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent
    Benjamin Crump, the lawyer who skyrocketed to national prominence by representing the family of Trayvon Martin, the unarmed Florida teenager who was followed, confronted and shot to death by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Fla., said that since the 4th grade, he always knew that he wanted to grow up and fight for the community. The measure of a man is defined by the impact that they make on the world, said Crump. Everyday we have to get up and ask, What impact are we going to make on the world? and we have to do it, because our children are...
  • Malwarebytes Programs

    04/02/2015 10:43:19 AM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 21 replies
    Is Malwarebytes and Malwarebytes Anti-Exploits two separate programs? If so, is it advised to have both programs on my computer? I am currently using Malwarebytes Anti-malware on my Windows 8.1 system.
  • The People's Cube is 10 years old

    04/02/2015 9:47:53 AM PDT · by HammerT · 11 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 4/1/2015 | Red Square
    On this day, 1 April 2015, the People's Cube is celebrating ten glorious years of unstoppable revolutions. Jubilant masses of correctly educated workers, peasants, and unwashed toiling intelligentsia are coming together in towns and villages around the world, carrying People's Cube posters, peacefully hurling red cubes at the capitalist classes, and spontaneously chanting Party-approved slogans: People's CubeLong live the Glorious World of Next Tuesday! Hurrah! Cheers for our beloved comrade Red Square, People's Director! We need more visual agitation and propaganda to tell us what to think! There is no truth but the Current Truth We demand equality of results!...
  • Marxists and Crony Capitalists Driving the Information Highway Bus

    04/02/2015 7:37:49 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/02/15 | Judi McLeod
    We now live in a world where NSA, Google, Facebook and Twitter dont catch ISIS, they catch us instead By the time self-acclaimed whistleblower Edward Snowden blew the cover on the National Security Agency (NSA) forever more known as Spies are Us, it was already way too late for the privacy of online online private citizens. Privacy, like commonsense and government altruism, doesnt live here anymore. Before NSA, we were already big-time data-based with every nuance and details of our private lives spied upon and standby stored by Google, FaceBook and other unsavory social networks on the take. Blowback from...
  • We're Living In The Golden Age Of Star Trek Webseries Right Now

    04/01/2015 8:53:23 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 21 replies
    io9.com ^ | 3/31/15 9:00am | Charlie Jane Anders
    You probably already knew this, if you're a Star Trek fan. But it's really true. YouTube is just bursting with original Star Trek content lately, from damn near spot-on recreations of the Original Series to continuations of the TNG/DS9/Voyager era. This is the golden age of Star Trek web productions. It's actually kind of dangerous: Sometimes late at night, recently, I'll find myself scanning through clips of the Original Series on YouTube or Hulu. And then I'll start watching an episode of Star Trek: Phase II or Star Trek Continues, and then the next thing I know it's two hours...
  • 18 wheeler with over 32 tons of weight achieved 12.2 mpg which is over double regular efficiency

    04/01/2015 4:20:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Next Big Future ^ | March 30, 2015 | Brian Wang
    Daimler Trucks North Americas (DTNA) SuperTruck program has achieved 115 percent freight efficiency improvement surpassing the Department of Energy (DOE) programs goal of 50 percent improvement and exhibiting the best results of all reporting OEMs. Testing was also conducted at the DTNA Detroit engineering facility to demonstrate engine efficiency by achieving 50.2 percent engine brake thermal efficiency. The final SuperTruck demonstrator ran a five-day, 312-mile round trip route on Texas Interstate 35 between San Antonio and Dallas, at a weight of 65,000 lbs GVWR at a speed of 65 mph, where it achieved an average result of 12.2 mpg.Solutions...
  • 3D printing will have a bigger economic impact than the internet, technology specialist says

    04/01/2015 3:11:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The Australian Broadcating Company's The World Today ^ | April 1, 2015 | Sarah Sedghi and Eleanor Hall
    Manufacturing industries need to embrace 3D printing, which will have an even bigger impact on economies and society than the internet, an Australian technology specialist says. Steve Sammartino is a digital entrepreneur and venture capitalist who advises business on how to adjust to disruptive technologies and the digital revolution. While most of us have heard about 3D printing and its potential to improve medical treatments and manufacturing processes, Mr Sammartino says 3D printing will be far more than a niche tool. He says it will transform everything about the way we live within a matter of years. Speaking to The...
  • Clinton Wipes Server, Cites Right Against Self-Incrimination [semi-satire]

    03/31/2015 9:10:59 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 March 2015 | John Semmens
    In what her backers are calling the perfect checkmate move, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has sought to blunt all further inquiries into her activities while at the Department of State by completely reformatting the server used for her email correspondence while she was in office. Those who are trying to prove that Im guilty of violating the law will have to do it without access to documents formerly on my own private server, Clinton announced. They may grouse that since I used this server for all my official correspondence as Secretary of State that I had no right...
  • AZ: Second Amendment Friendly Verizon Store

    03/31/2015 6:28:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I had been meaning to update my phone for a long time. I probably should have done it four years ago. Finally, circumstances pushed me to do this necessary task. Due, in part, to the insane federal restrictions on gun mufflers, I have suffered significant hearing loss. I wanted certain technological inclusions with any hearing aids that I would use, and technology has caught up to my desires. My audiologist and I came up with a solution that met my requirements, but the phone that matched up best was Apple's iPhone. So I went from a five year old...
  • Ted Cruz doesn't have to win to 'win'

    03/29/2015 3:15:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Lancaster Intelligencer Journal ^ | March 29, 2015 | Gil Smart
    The left lost its collective grip last Monday, when Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas announced he was running for president. Really, it was the mirror image of the visceral way Republicans react to Hillary Clinton. Its no overstatement to say that Cruz is absolutely hated by the left, loathed as the embodiment of right-wing insanity. Which, of course, makes conservatives love him even more. Following Cruzs announcement, lefties comforted themselves by reassuring everyone within earshot that Cruz has no chance of winning. It will never happen, was the title of a post on the Talking Points Memo blog by...
  • Welcome to a surrealistic world run by Google

    03/29/2015 9:47:03 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/29/15 | Judi McLeod
    Google set to gobble you up: In the online digital world we have been googling everyone and every thing. But long before the means of our eventual capture crawled under the gate on its belly, we should have been googling-Google. The mighty corporate techie giant with assets of $131 billion has nestled so long among us it is almost like family. Website owners tell people who want things removed off the net: No can do cause Google is forever. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rocked the online world world when its 313-page Net Neutrality initiative was revealed last month. But...
  • If Yelp doesnt like religious freedom laws they should stop reviewing restaurants

    03/28/2015 12:23:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | March 28, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    By now youve already heard about the backlash being directed toward the entire state of Indiana over the recent passage of their new religious freedom law. The NCAA is hinting about moving their basketball tournament away. They might even lose their comic book convention. (How much of a loss that would be is subjective.) But one of the more interesting threats being made comes from the CEO of online review site Yelp. Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman isnt happy. He penned an open letter on Thursday bashing Indianas new religious freedom bill, railing against laws that would allow for business to...
  • Designer Creates a DIY SLA 3D Printer for Under $30 (Minus the Projector)

    03/27/2015 9:59:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    3D Print ^ | March 25, 2015 | Bridget Butler Millsaps
    Most of us are aware of the KISS principle: Keep it simple, stupid! And while simplicity is certainly a theme in many 3D printers, they are anything but stupid—and created by those who are the polar opposite—with ingenuity in abundance—which they use to share new innovations with the world. One quite simply has to give up with wondering what the collective ‘they’ will come up with next and just roll with the idea that the possibilities in 3D printing are infinite. And as progress in the industry and the community of makers marches on daily and hourly, it’s hard not...
  • Fido unleashed: Google, Wells Fargo, IRS embrace universal Biometric ID System

    03/27/2015 9:31:10 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/27/15 | Gretchen Olson
    Fast ID Online and passwordless authentication, still dealing with hackers in a cyberworld With the roll-out of the Apple Pay thumb-scanning payment system late last year, biometric identification has been introduced into the daily lives of Americans. But Apple Pay is only the beginning of a biometric revolution coming to the United States and countries around the world. Heads of global technology companies, along with top officials in the federal government, have been working for several years on creating a universal system for identification of every citizen using the internet. And it goes by the friendly label, FIDO. FIDO, an...
  • Some Guys Just Made a Heavier-Caliber 3D-Printed Gun

    03/27/2015 12:34:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    War Is Boring ^ | March 26, 2015 | Kyle Mizokami
    In March, a Website dedicated to 3D-printing firearms announced one of its members had developed a lower receiver for a Colt CM901 rifle. It’s a small — but evolutionary — step toward the development of firearms that pretty much anyone can download off the Internet. The CM901 is the bigger, badder brother of the ubiquitous AR-15. The CM901 has a similar design, but fires the heavier and more powerful 7.62-millimeter bullet, resulting in greater range and killing power. A group of gunsmiths associated with PrintedFirearm.com developed the CM901 lower receiver and uploaded an animated gif of a live-fire test. The clip is five seconds...
  • Making Hernans story go viral

    03/26/2015 9:47:28 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/26/15 | Judi McLeod
    Among the countless tragedies that go by in fleeting moments on the streets of the hometowns of the world, Hernans is one that stands out unforgettably. In our own villages, towns and cities we all have a Hernan, or someone like him, but in the rush of everyday life, keep passing them by. The blind man with the tin cup, the homeless huddled in raggedy blankets, over city grates, the lost, lonely and the forlorn are sadly only fleeting moments in the lives of the perpetually purposeful and busy. Someone else will try to find out if there is any...
  • A Q&A With Alicia Garza, Co-Founder of #BlackLivesMatter

    03/24/2015 7:29:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Nation ^ | March 24, 2015 | Mychal Denzel Smith
    Before he became the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson sat down to compose the Declaration of Independence. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, he wrote. At the time, he was a slave-owner. Hypocrisy aside, theres a duh factor in saying all men are created equal, but Jefferson must have found value in the proclamation of a self-evident truth. The fact that he needed to spell it out might have reflected the reality that we didnt then live in a world where all men were treated equallyand we dont now. On...