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  • Rising NBA Star Aaron Gordon Uses Mental Training App to Grow His Game

    08/22/2017 9:42:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 8/22 | Colin Resch
    A rising star in the National Basketball Association is in search of the perfect balance of mind, body and soul. Aaron Gordon of the Orlando Magic, who graduated from San Jose's Archbishop Mitty High School, is behind a new mental training app for athletes. The 22-year-old Gordon is best known for his epic dunk contest with fellow rising NBA star Zach Lavine in 2016. Gordon credits his physical success on the basketball court from his mental preparation off of it. In a meditative state, the former Bay Area high school basketball star can hear it all and see it all....
  • NEW CHARGES Against Debbie Wasserman Schultz' Ex-IT Aide Imran Awan ( Not New News )- video

    08/22/2017 1:39:32 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 13 replies
    Just looking for more detail
  • Can a browser block Free Republic?

    08/22/2017 11:51:23 AM PDT · by free_life · 29 replies
    Vanity | Aug 22 ,2017 | Me
    My Opera browser blocks Free Republic I think. FR pages don't load, but Chrome works fine. Just started this afternoon Have to go out on business , will check freeper replies later. MAGA !
  • Accelerating the mobile web: 'Vroom' software could double its speed

    08/22/2017 10:42:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 10 replies ^ | August 22, 2017 | Provided by: University of Michigan
    Despite that most web traffic today comes from smartphones and tablets, the mobile web remains inconveniently slow. Even on fast 4G networks, a page takes 14 seconds to load on average—an eternity in today's connected world. A team of computer science researchers at the University of Michigan and MIT has found a way to dramatically speed up the mobile web. Their new Vroom software prototype works by optimizing the end-to-end interaction between mobile devices and web servers. They tested the software on 100 popular news and sports websites, and they found that Vroom cut in half the median load time...
  • The 'Hack' Narrative Collapses

    08/21/2017 4:57:38 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 22 replies ^ | 08/17/2017 | Karl Denninger
    This is a pretty-good read, all-in. ********************* “A speed of 22.7 megabytes is simply unobtainable, especially if we are talking about a transoceanic data transfer,” Folden said. “Based on the data we now have, what we’ve been calling a hack is impossible.” Last week Forensicator reported on a speed test he conducted more recently. It tightens the case considerably. “Transfer rates of 23 MB/s (Mega Bytes per second) are not just highly unlikely, but effectively impossible to accomplish when communicating over the Internet at any significant distance,” he wrote. “Further, local copy speeds are measured, demonstrating that 23 MB/s is...
  • Vanity: Google is shooting themselves in the foot

    08/21/2017 9:18:05 AM PDT · by McGarrett · 62 replies
    08/21/2017 | McGarrett
    Like so many of my fellow freepers, I have real intellectual problems with Google and the way it operates, but I've tended to stick with them because their news search function was extremely helpful. But they've changed things and their news search is much less helpful now.
  • Why Your Face Will Soon Be The Key To All Your Devices

    08/21/2017 4:59:13 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    WSJ ^ | 08/20/17 | Christopher Mims
    It was a memorable moment in Pixar’s 2004 classic “The Incredibles,” one that seemed wildly futuristic at the time: Mr. Incredible picks up a wafer-thin tablet computer, and it scans his face to verify his identity before divulging his secret mission. Thirteen years later, many slim phones and tablets unlock with the press of a thumb—and just this sort of mobile facial scanning is on the way. Forget fiddling with passwords or even fingerprints; forget multiple layers of sign-in; forget credit cards and, eventually, even physical keys to our homes and cars. A handful of laptops and mobile devices can...
  • Woman Stuck in Swimming Pool Turns to Facebook for Help

    08/20/2017 4:49:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    kob4 ^ | August 20, 2017
    A New Hampshire woman who became stuck in a swimming pool after the ladder broke turned to Facebook to ask for help getting out. Sixty-one-year-old Leslie Kahn was swimming in her pool Aug. 11 when the ladder broke, leaving her stranded. She said she didn't have the strength to pull herself. No one else was home and her cellphone was inside. She used a pool pole to drag the chair her iPad was on and posted
  • Yokohama government trash-helper app gives poignant philosophical advice to depressed citizens

    08/19/2017 4:43:18 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Rocket News ^ | Aug. 17, 2017 | Scott Wilson
    Yokohama government trash-helper app gives poignant philosophical advice to depressed citizens Scott Wilson Sometimes help can come from where you least expect itÂ… like, REALLY least expect it. Throwing away trash in Japan can be a complicated nightmare. Paper, plastic, glass, burnableÂ… all of them and more have their own days to be put out, and if you miss collection day, then you have to keep the ever-growing pile inside of your house until the next pick-up day for that category, which can be up to a month for more obscure types. To help any confused citizens, the Yokohama City...
  • Russian Quantum Center developed the first quantum blockchain

    08/19/2017 1:51:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies
    Russian Quantum Center developed the first quantum blockchain 2017-05-25 For the first time ever, the researchers of the Russian Quantum Center developed and tested the quantum blockchain technology – a method of distributed storage and verification of financial, commercial, and other data protected by quantum cryptography. Everyone is talking about blockchain today, while 10 years ago it was thought of as some fun for computer geeks. It first appeared as a by-product of crypto-currencies; the creators of digital money needed to exclude the possibility of fraud, for example, to make it impossible to pay with the same virtual coin twice....
  • Conservative Type email Company

    08/18/2017 9:04:22 AM PDT · by madison10 · 13 replies
    Self | 8/18/2017 | madison10
    Are there any conservative, or at least apolitical, email services? Not sure about Thanks.
  • No winner in trade war between US & China - Beijing (347 Billion Dollar Trade Deficit, last year)

    08/18/2017 3:15:13 AM PDT · by cba123 · 8 replies
    RT News ^ | 17 August, 2017, 18 August, 2017
    The Chinese government has warned Washington against starting a trade war with China, saying “there is no winner” in conflicts of that kind. "There is no winner in a trade war. We hope the relevant people can refrain from dealing with a problem in the 21st century with a zero-sum mentality from the 19th or the 20th century," said China’s foreign ministry spokeswoman, Hua Chunying. The warning came in reply to a stinging comment, made by Steve Bannon, the US President’s political adviser earlier this week. Bannon said Washington was losing the struggle with Beijing but was due to hit...
  • Some Apple Employees May Quit Over New ‘Open’ Office Plan

    08/17/2017 9:38:02 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 63 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | August 17, 2017 | Gene Marks
    Construction at Apple Park, the tech giant’s new “spaceship” headquarters in Cupertino, is projected to be completed by the end of this year. The $5 billion campus is to be a state-of-the-art facility, boasting the latest in energy efficiencies, green technologies, a 100,000 square foot fitness center,an orchard, a meadow and a pond. Some 12,000 Apple employees are moving into the 175-acre campus over the next six months. But unfortunately some of them aren’t as excited as you’d think they’d be. Why? Blame the new open office floor plan design. If you’re an Apple employee this is a big change....
  • Apple Computer

    08/17/2017 2:13:23 PM PDT · by ontap · 41 replies
    OK! I finally did what I have been threatening to do and bought an Apple Computer. Problem...I can bring up FR and surf but it won't let me log in.
  • Teen Sent to Internet Addiction Camp Dies Within 48 Hours

    08/16/2017 10:23:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 15, 2017
    A Chinese couple sent their teenage son to an internet addiction treatment camp—and within days, he was dead. As the BBC reports, “boot camps” for internet and gaming addictions have become popular in China, with some being criticized as using harsh military-style discipline on attendees. Some even beat patients or use electroshock therapy. The 18-year-old who died earlier this month in Fuyang had been sent to a camp that promised “psychological counseling and physical training”; according to the Telegraph, the camp said no corporal punishment would be used. Two days after the teen was dropped off by his mother on...
  • Sick New “Abortion Simulator” App Lets You Kill Babies in Abortions

    08/16/2017 9:21:18 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    Life News ^ | August 14, 2017 | Micaiah Bilger
    Video game reviewers at Touch Arcade stumbled upon a sick new game app that will allow players to kill unborn babies in abortions. The “Abortion Simulator” is being developed by Kierun Studios, a company based in India that has a reputation for reprehensible games, according to the review. The game “will put you right in the middle of the surgery room and let you perform various abortions,” from early-term to “24+ week complex cases,” the developer describes. It appears that players actually will use surgical tools to reach into the womb and tear the unborn baby out in pieces. Screen...
  • Vanity - I'm a Victim of Identity Theft, Need Advice

    08/15/2017 1:28:24 PM PDT · by Sans-Culotte · 58 replies
    Cyberspace | 8/15/17 | Sans-Culotte
    I am embarrassed to post this, my first vanity after being registered lo, these many years. Last week, one of my credit card accounts was hacked. I received an email verifying that my login was changed, and to report it if I had not made those changes. I had not done so, and immediately called the credit card company. Apparently, someone posing as me had tried to logon, and requested to reset the password. they then changed my adress to one in Miami, FL. (this is where it gets interesting). The card company said they texted a code to my...
  • Fox News Live Stream| Tucker Carlson Tonight|Sean Hannity On YouTube

    08/14/2017 7:56:39 PM PDT · by dennisw · 4 replies Fox News....  like or hate Fox News but Tucker and Hannity are solid
  • Leaked Microsoft memo reveals high Surface Book return rates

    08/14/2017 4:59:10 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    The Verge ^ | August 14, 2017 | By Tom Warren
    Microsoft's Surface Book Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Microsoft dismissed Consumer Reports’ Surface reliability ratings last week, but a new internal memo sheds some light on the issues that the software maker has faced. Consumer Reports surveyed 90,000 tablet and laptop owners and found roughly 25 percent of Surface users have encountered issues by the end of the second year of ownership. Paul Thurrott has obtained an internal memo about Microsoft’s response to Consumer Reports, and it appears to suggest that high Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book return rates could have impacted Consumer Reports’ findings. In...
  • ‘Are You Going to Miss Your Mom?’ 2 Years Later, El Sereno Boy Now Says ‘Yes’

    08/14/2017 12:20:28 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    ktla ^ | August 14, 2017 | Melissa Pamer and Courtney Friel
    Two years after their interaction went viral, a shy El Sereno boy and the KTLA reporter whose back-to-school questions made him cry have been reunited. Andrew Macias, now 6, became a true internet sensation when he was asked by reporter Courtney Friel if he would miss his mother on his first day of preschool at City Terrace Elementary School in East Los Angeles. ... He initially said no, then paused, put his hands to his face and began, adorably, to cry. Friel, who has a son the same age, laughed. For asking the question, she was excoriated by some viewers....