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  • What is the law on purchase of new merchandise that ships defective?

    06/05/2020 7:36:06 AM PDT · by George from New England · 30 replies
    self | self
    What is the law on purchase of new merchandise that ships defective? Please avoid bashing me because I use the sun. I just purchased a solar hybrid inverter from a distributor in MA for $3000. I am in FL. It does not perform correctly (as defined by an earlier model I already have that does work right) By email the company admits to a defect in the original release. It was shipped in version 1.00.00 of the firmware. The product claims a 10 year warranty. To fix the defect the company tells me to upgrade the firmware to version 1.3.0...
  • Hitler Reacts to Trump's Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship

    06/05/2020 4:01:19 AM PDT · by fishtank · 3 replies
    David Wood ^ | David Wood
    Hitler reacts to President Trump’s executive order...
  • COVID: Washington unemployment fraud might be $650 million

    06/04/2020 3:41:52 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    AP News ^ | 6/04/20 | Rachel La Corte
    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Washington officials said Thursday they believe they have recovered about half of the hundreds of millions in unemployment benefits paid to criminals who used stolen identities to file claims during the coronavirus pandemic. Employment Security Department Commissioner Suzi LeVine said officials are still working to determine the final amount paid out fraudulently, but they believe it was between $550 million and $650 million. To date, the state has recovered $333 million, she said. “We do believe there is still a significant amount we can get back,” she said. The number of new claims for unemployment benefits...
  • New York Times staffers revolt over publication of Tom Cotton op-ed

    06/04/2020 9:13:13 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    CNNCNN Business ^ | 6/04/20 | Oliver Darcy
    New York (CNN Business) Staffers at The New York Times expressed dismay Wednesday over the newspaper's decision to publish an op-ed written by Republican Sen. Tom Cotton that called for the U.S. military to be deployed in cities across the country to help restore order. The op-ed was published in The Times opinion section, but staffers from both opinion and the newsroom - which operate separate from one another - publicly dissented. A parade of Times journalists tweeted a screen shot showing the headline of Cotton's piece, "Send In the Troops," with the accompanying words: "Running this puts Black @NYTimes...
  • Pa. Attorney General: Man Charged After Allegedly Selling Dynamite Linked To ATM Explosions In Philadelphia Area

    06/04/2020 2:55:48 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    See BS local ^ | 6/03/20 | Joe Holden
    DREXEL HILL, Pa. (CBS) - A suspect is under arrest, accused of selling dynamite linked to some of the 100 ATM explosions that have rattled the Delaware Valley. The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday announced charges against Talib Crump. Crump is accused of selling dynamite sticks on social media and allegedly told undercover police officers during a sting that dynamite sticks are “better than bullets” for robbing ATMs. State prosecutors say Crump provided some of the explosive products that have been used to blow up ATMs across Philadelphia, a pattern that has since only intensified. **SNIP** At an earlier...
  • I just the funniest tweet of the night.

    06/04/2020 12:33:09 AM PDT · by Jonty30 · 30 replies
    I can't post it, because it is from a private group on Facebook and I'm on my phone. However, what happened was some Antifa protesters were in Portland, Oregon, doing their thing to destroy lives. Somebody found their vehicles and went and covered their Bernie bumper stickers, and other leftist stickers, with conservative bumper stickers. Antifa, coming across their own vehicles, mistook them as cars owned by conservatives and proceeded to destroy them. They destroyed their own cars.
  • Apple is disabling and tracking some looted iPhones

    06/03/2020 2:19:03 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 42 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 06/03/2020 | By Nicole Lyn Pesce
    Images of stolen iPhones are circulating on Reddit and Twitter TWTR, +8.12%showing a message that warns that the phone has been disabled and is now being tracked. The most viral image shows a device allegedly stolen from a Philadelphia store, with an alert reading: “Please return to Apple Walnut Street. This device has been disabled and is being tracked. Local authorities will be alerted.” . . MarketWatch reached out to Apple to verify that looted iPhones have been disabled and that the company has begun tracking them. A representative said that Apple doesn’t comment on matters of security, but he...
  • A terrific PC equalizer FREE

    06/03/2020 9:32:01 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    I listen to many talks on YouTube, some of the most interesting ones have really horrible audio, so bad, I end up turning it off. (I'm listening to a YouTube of an audio of Carroll Quigley of "Tragedy & Hope"). This really terrific equalizer, with more whistles & bells than you could ever use (I use it for recording music from keyboard direct and with mikes), is titled: PEACE - Peter's Equalizer APO Configuration Extension It interfaces well with FREE "Audacity" recording software. I can now listen to virtually any recording, even the ones that sound like a tin can...
  • Google faces $5 billion lawsuit in U.S. for tracking 'private' internet use

    06/03/2020 6:42:20 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    nbc ^ | 06/02/2020
    The lawsuit seeks at least $5 billion, accusing the Alphabet Inc unit of surreptitiously collecting information about what people view online and where they browse, despite their using what Google calls Incognito mode. According to the complaint filed in the federal court in San Jose, California, Google gathers data through Google Analytics, Google Ad Manager and other applications and website plug-ins, including smartphone apps, regardless of whether users click on Google-supported ads. This helps Google learn about users’ friends, hobbies, favorite foods, shopping habits, and even the “most intimate and potentially embarrassing things” they search for online, the complaint said....
  • Google pulls popular app that helped remove Chinese apps from phones

    06/03/2020 6:34:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    The Verge ^ | Jun 3, 2020 | Jon Porter
    Google has removed a popular Indian-developed app from its Play Store that promised to find and remove Chinese apps from smartphones. The search giant confirmed to Gadgets 360 that the app, which was called “Remove Chinese Apps,” was removed for violating its Deceptive Behavior Policy, which prohibits software from encouraging or misleading users into “removing or disabling third-party apps.” Remove Chinese Apps had grown popular in India. Reuters reports that it had amassed over five million downloads since late May, and was the top trending free app in the country. The app worked by scanning phones for Chinese apps like...
  • Indian app highlights backlash against Chinese business

    06/02/2020 8:03:35 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    India's top trending free app on Google's mobile app store, with more than 5 million downloads since late May, is called "Remove China Apps" and does exactly what it says on the label. Its popularity comes amid calls for a boycott of Chinese mobile apps in India as a Himalayan border dispute fuels a backlash against products from China. Popular Indian yoga guru Baba Ramdev posted a video on Twitter on Sunday showing the step-by-step deletion of several Chinese apps, a move he described as a "national service".
  • Western Rifle Shooters Association (WRSA) Taken Down

    I don't know if many freepers visit WRSA. I do. It appears that it was taken down by Wordpress today. Perhaps they'll return to their previous site on Blogspot. ******************** westernrifleshooters.wordpress.com is no longer available. This blog has been archived or suspended in accordance with our Terms of Service. For more information and to contact us please read this support document.
  • Microsoft's carefully crafted Surfaces are having trouble with its carefully crafted Windows 10 May 2020 Update

    06/02/2020 12:17:06 PM PDT · by dayglored · 38 replies
    The Register ^ | Jun 2, 2020 | Richard Speed
    Compatibility hold slapped on affected kit with fixes in 'upcoming release' It's only the second week of Windows 10's May 2020 Update and things are going... about as well as one might expect. Which, sadly for Microsoft hardware owners, is not ideal.The release popped up last week and we noted that it had its issues. Ten, to be precise. The bork count currently stands at 11 and, worryingly for owners of Microsoft's pricey Surface devices, now includes features the company's fancy fondleslabs.Microsoft is keen to brag about the "Always Connected" nature of its devices but it appears that some have...
  • Apple Music joins ‘Blackout Tuesday’ awareness campaign

    06/02/2020 8:05:57 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 112 replies
    MacDailyNews ^ | June 2, 2020
    On Tuesday, Apple Music canceled the radio schedule for Beats 1 radio to support “Blackout Tuesday,” suggesting that listeners tune in to a “”Blackout Tuesday” radio stream. On launching ‌Apple Music‌, users see a message that replaces the normal “For You,” “Browse,” and “Radio” sections. The page includes a “Listen Together” button that links to the aforementioned station. In steadfast support of the Black voices that define music, creativity, and culture, we use ours. This moment calls upon us all to speak and act against racism and injustice of all kinds. We stand in solidarity with Black communities everywhere....
  • Bill O’Reilly Returns To TV As ‘No Spin News’ On OTT’s The First

    06/01/2020 2:03:28 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 24 replies
    Deadline ^ | 6/1/20 | Erik Pedersen
    More than three years after Bill O’Reilly was fired from Fox News amid sexual-harassment allegations, the No Spinster is returning to television. Upstart OTT network The First will run his show starting tonight. No Spin News, the show that has been running on O’Reilly website and on YouTube, now will air weeknights at 8 p.m. ET/5 PT on The First and repeat three hours later. That’s the same slot where The O’Reilly Factor aired on Fox News Channel. “The success of BillOReilly.com with millions of users will now accelerate with our partnership,” O’Reilly said in the announcement. “The First will...
  • What's a decent internet browser?

    05/31/2020 4:40:27 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 72 replies
    I use google but am tired of their left wing/commie bias. Now they've got this message: We stand in support of racial equality, and all those who search for it Yeah, I'm in favor of racial equality, too. But we reached the Point Of Diminishing Returns in this whole civil rights debacle about 50 years ago. What's a secure, reliable internet browser? Thank you.
  • So now he is a real estate agent and cop??

    05/31/2020 8:24:15 AM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 60 replies
    I posted a few days ago something STUNK!!!! Was called names and a conspiracy theorist etc! Now we see not only the allowance of the riots by some state and local authorities but the facilitation of them! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1499021730258879&id=569022853258776&sfnsn=mo&d=n&vh=e Also! The mug shots don't match. Also.. the interviewed the guys neighbor and they said "cop???" He's not a cop he's a real estate agent! Apparently we are supposed to now believe the guy is a Minneapolis cop who took security jobs on the side for extra money. But we are also supposed to believe at the same time he and his...
  • Parler App’s Twexit Movement Recruits Twitter Users In Wake Of Trump Social Media Wars

    05/30/2020 7:41:58 AM PDT · by RandFan · 25 replies
    Forbes ^ | 30 May 2020 | John Scott Lewinski
    President Donald Trump is going to war with the social media giants. Now, there’s a move afoot amongst his conservative supporters to abandon Twitter, Trump’s favorite platform and his biggest online rival. This week, Trump and Twitter went back and forth with accusations and counteraccusations, sanctions and threats. Most recently, Twitter flagged Trump’s comments on the George Floyd civil rights protests in Minnesota – leading to Trump calling for the revoking of Section 230 for the social media platform. That revocation would mean Twitter loses its immunity from lawsuits if controversial material gets tweeted. As a result, social media platform...
  • Netflix hosed

    05/29/2020 9:25:54 AM PDT · by pabianice · 47 replies
    Netflix hasn't worked in several weeks. Wife spend five hours on phone trying to get it reset. Nothing. Netflix absolutely sucks.
  • Should President Trump ditch Twitter and signup to Parler?

    05/29/2020 12:56:31 AM PDT · by RandFan · 96 replies
    Twitter ^ | 29 May 2020 | RandFan
    OK This really crosses the line ... Twitter are now directly censoring Trump's tweets! Do you think he should give up on Twitter and signup to an alternative like Parler(.com)? Many banned/shunned conservatives are on that site and it's a very similar platform to Twitter. If Trump left Twitter and signed up to Parler(.com) he would take many of his 80 MILLION followers with him! It could be HUGE... Discuss!