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  • Democrats downplay significance of ObamaCare website problems

    10/23/2013 3:14:39 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    thehill.com ^ | October 23, 2013 | Elise Viebeck
    House Democrats downplayed the significance of problems facing ObamaCare's enrollment system after their first post-rollout meeting with administration officials. Democratic lawmakers appeared upbeat after leaving a presentation from Gary Cohen, a key figure in ObamaCare's implementation at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). "We didn't work our hearts out for a website," said Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), quoting House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). "The route in, that's a technical issue that we think is being solved," Schakowsky said. There was also no discussion of delaying ObamaCare's individual mandate, according to members — a possibility that's been floated...
  • Food Bank distributed record number of weekend backpacks to hungry kids

    05/27/2013 7:24:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Wichita Eagle ^ | 5/27/13 | Roy Wenz
    The Kansas Food Bank gave out record numbers of Friday food packages to schoolchildren in Wichita and throughout the state this year as part of its Food 4 Kids program. The highest number of backpacks of food handed out to needy school children was 7,158 during a week in February, said Larry Gunkel, a Food Bank official running the program. (Snip) The program ensures that students identified by school staff as chronically hungry can get a backpack of food on Fridays for the weekend. Teachers and school social workers have told the Food Bank
  • Dems Say Need to Block ‘Stomach Churning’ Plastic Printable Gun is Urgent

    05/07/2013 10:08:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 05/07/2013 | Bridget Johnson
    A New York Democrat wants to revise gun laws to encompass a downloadable plastic gun produced on a 3-D printer.On Friday, Defense Distributed premiered its plastic firearm with only one small necessary metal part: the firing pin.Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) wants to pour water on this invention with his Undetectable Firearms Modernization Act, which extends a 1988 ban on plastic guns that expires this year and extends it to include homemade, plastic high-capacity magazines and receivers. The piece of metal in the downloadable gun, which allows it to be spotted by metal detectors, keeps it within current law.“Security checkpoints,...
  • This Is The World's First Entirely 3D-Printed Gun (Photos)

    05/03/2013 12:17:28 PM PDT · by null and void · 61 replies
    Forbes ^ | 5/03/2013 @ 7:00AM | Andy Greenberg
    The 3D-printed gun that Cody Wilson calls the "Liberator." Eight months ago, Cody Wilson set out to create the world’s first entirely 3D-printable handgun. Now he has. Early next week [the] founder of the non-profit group Defense Distributed, plans to release the 3D-printable CAD files for a gun he calls “the Liberator,” All sixteen pieces of the Liberator prototype were printed in ABS plastic, [except] a single nail that’s used as a firing pin. The gun is designed to fire standard handgun rounds, using interchangeable barrels for different calibers of ammunition. Technically, Defense Distributed’s gun has one other non-printed...
  • 3D Printed Guns (Documentary)

    04/01/2013 9:33:33 AM PDT · by Xenophon450 · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 25 2012 | Motherboard
    Defense Distributed is about to turn the gun control debate upside down. I thought that many FReepers may appreciate this documentary.
  • Libya delays Gaddafi oil plan

    05/05/2009 1:49:10 PM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 3 replies · 307+ views
    Libya's executive and legislative bodies have voted to delay an oil distribution scheme of Muammar Gaddafi, the state news agency Jana has reported. The Libyan leader, who has advocated handing out oil revenues directly to the people to beat endemic corruption in the government, would have distributed about $32bn this year alone. The results of the vote were announced at a meeting of the General Public Congress (GPC) at Gaddafi's home town, Sirte, on Tuesday. Only 64 of the 468 Basic People Congresses (LBPCs), or municipalities, voted for Gaddafi's plan to hand out the money now, while 251 endorsed the...
  • GRID.ORG MISSION COMPLETE

    04/30/2007 9:34:00 PM PDT · by texas booster · 1 replies · 374+ views
    The Inquirer ^ | 04/29/2007 | Staff
    GRID.ORG said it's finished gridding and stopped doing research on critical health research. It doesn't say why it's boldly stopped gridding apart from saying it's completed its mission to boldly demonstrate the benefits of large scale Internet based grid computing. It suggests how to uninstall your grid agent, here. One reader said: "I had 10 years & 28 days of accumulated participation since February 2002 beginning with a K6-2-450MHz and ending with a dual Xeon 3.6 GHz XP-Pro rig." Surely there's more that can be done?
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're in the Top 65 of all teams with 12.75 Million points

    09/28/2006 11:45:29 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 81 replies · 1,716+ views
    Stanford University ^ | 09-29-2006 | soccer_maniac
    Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. Our FreeRepublic team of 358 members comprised primarily of Free Republic members in good standing have banded together to donate their excess CPU cycles to a worthy cause. Via distributed computing, millions of computers around the world, contribute directly to scientific research, in the quest for a greater understanding of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Cancer, and Mad Cow (BSE). Currently, the team is in 75th place (with 1,020 active CPUs - 70,500 completed Work Units and 12.75 million points). This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn more, please...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're in the Top 75 of all teams with 9.75 Million points

    08/02/2006 5:16:19 PM PDT · by texas booster · 390 replies · 8,387+ views
    Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. Our FreeRepublic team of 358 members comprised primarily of Free Republic members in good standing have banded together to donate their excess CPU cycles to a worthy cause. Via distributed computing, millions of computers around the world, contribute directly to scientific research, in the quest for a greater understanding of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Cancer, and Mad Cow (BSE). Currently, the team is in 75th place (with 1009 active CPUs - 55,700 completed Work Units and 9.75 million points). This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn more, please...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're in the Top 85 of all teams with 8.3 Million points

    07/07/2006 5:58:24 PM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 282 replies · 4,575+ views
    Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. Our FreeRepublic team of 351 members comprised primarily of Free Republic members in good standing have banded together to donate their excess CPU cycles to a worthy cause. Via distributed computing, millions of computers around the world, contribute directly to scientific research, in the quest for a greater understanding of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Cancer, and Mad Cow (BSE). Currently, the team is in 85th place (with 908 active CPUs - 47,400 completed Work Units and nearly 8.5 million points). This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn more,...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're in the Top 100 of all teams with 7 Million points

    06/08/2006 11:17:52 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 327 replies · 4,646+ views
    Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. Our FreeRepublic team of 342 members comprised primarily of Free Republic members in good standing have banded together to donate their excess CPU cycles to a worthy cause. Via distributed computing, millions of computers around the world, contribute directly to scientific research, in the quest for a greater understanding of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Cancer, and Mad Cow (BSE). Currently, the team is in 99th place (with 985 active CPUs - 39,500 completed Work Units and nearly 7 million points). This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn more,...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're in the Top105 of all teams with 6.4 Million points

    05/26/2006 9:12:44 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 119 replies · 2,104+ views
    Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. Our FreeRepublic team of 337 members comprised primarily of Free Republic members in good standing have banded together to donate their excess CPU cycles to a worthy cause. Via distributed computing, millions of computers around the world, contribute directly to scientific research, in the quest for a greater understanding of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Cancer, and Mad Cow (BSE). Currently, the team is in 103th place (with 988 active CPUs - 36,400 completed Work Units and more than 6,4 million points). This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're in the Top 110 of all teams with 6 Million points

    05/17/2006 6:57:16 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 100 replies · 1,782+ views
    Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. Our FreeRepublic team of 325+ members comprised primarily of Free Republic members in good standing have banded together to donate their excess CPU cycles to a worthy cause. Via distributed computing, millions of computers around the world, contribute directly to scientific research, in the quest for a greater understanding of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Cancer, and Mad Cow (BSE). Currently, the team is in 108th place (with 991 active CPUs - 34,150 completed Work Units and more than 6,000,000 points). This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn more,...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update -- We're in the Top 120 teams with 5 Million points

    04/25/2006 6:37:14 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 207 replies · 4,416+ views
    Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. Our FreeRepublic team of 300+ members comprised primarily of Free Republic members in good standing have banded together to donate their excess CPU cycles to a worthy cause. Via distributed computing, millions of computers around the world, contribute directly to scientific research, in the quest for a greater understanding of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Cancer, and Mad Cow (BSE). Currently, the team is in 117th place (with 1,038 active CPUs - 29,000 completed Work Units and more than 5,000,000 points). This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn more,...
  • Sanjay Kumar (ex-CEO of Computer Associates) to plead guilty to fraud

    04/24/2006 10:30:21 AM PDT · by Blue Jays · 23 replies · 1,220+ views
    Wall Street Journal Interactive ^ | April 24, 2006 | William Bulkeley and Paul Davies
    Former CA Chief To Plead Guilty By William M. Bulkeley & Paul Davies April 24, 2006 12:59 p.m. Sanjay Kumar, former chief executive officer of Computer Associates International Inc., is expected to plead guilty to financial fraud charges later today. People familiar with the situation said Mr. Kumar and his co-defendant Stephen Richards, a former top sales executive, will appear in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn today at 2 p.m. Details of the expected guilty pleas weren't immediately available. Lawyers for Messrs. Kumar and Richards couldn't be reached for comment. Once the protégé of CA founder Charles Wang, Mr. Kumar...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update - We're in the Top 145 teams (A Tribute to Ronald Reagan)

    04/03/2006 11:04:01 AM PDT · by soccer_maniac · 268 replies · 4,145+ views
    soccer_maniac ^ | 4-3-06 | soccer_maniac
    Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. Our FreeRepublic team of 300+ members comprised primarily of Free Republic members in good standing have banded together to donate their excess CPU cycles to a worthy cause. Via distributed computing, millions of computers around the world, contribute directly to scientific research, in the quest for a greater understanding of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Cancer, and Mad Cow (BSE). Currently, the team is in 144th place (with 1,045 CPUs - 24,200 completed Work Units and nearly 4,000,000 points) This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn more, please see...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update - We're in the Top 165 teams (A Tribute to Ronald Reagan)

    03/13/2006 8:55:21 AM PST · by soccer_maniac · 217 replies · 3,061+ views
    Folding@Home Official Stats ^ | 3-13-2006 | soccer_maniac
    Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. Our FreeRepublic team of 300+ members comprised primarily of Free Republic members in good standing have banded together to donate their excess CPU cycles to a worthy cause. Via distributed computing, millions of computers around the world, contribute directly to scientific research, in the quest for a greater understanding of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Cancer, and Mad Cow (BSE). Currently, the team is in 164th place (with 992 CPUs - nearly 19,000 completed Work Units and 2,982,241 points) This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn more, please see...
  • Distributed computing cracks Enigma code

    02/27/2006 3:51:57 PM PST · by SirTaurus · 56 replies · 1,907+ views
    cnet news ^ | 2/27/06 | Graeme Wearden
    The M4 Project began in early January, as an attempt to break three original Enigma messages that were intercepted in 1942 and are thought never to have been broken by the Allied forces. These messages were encrypted using a four-rotor Enigma. That version was considered by Germany to be completely unbreakable, as it could be set up in any one of a vast number of ways (2 times 10 to the 145th power), each of which would encrypt a plain text message differently.
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update - We're in the Top 190 teams (A Tribute to Ronald Reagan)

    02/27/2006 6:44:55 AM PST · by soccer_maniac · 295 replies · 4,598+ views
    soccer_maniac ^ | soccer_maniac
    Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. Our FreeRepublic team of 250+ members comprised primarily of Free Republic members in good standing have banded together to donate their excess CPU cycles to a worthy cause. Via distributed computing, millions of computers around the world, contribute directly to scientific research, in the quest for a greater understanding of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Cancer, and Mad Cow (BSE). Currently, the team is in 188th place (with 940 CPUs - 15,725 completed Work Units and 2,330,000 points) This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn more, please see the...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update - 2 MILLION points & we're in the Top200

    02/21/2006 10:13:18 AM PST · by soccer_maniac · 266 replies · 3,797+ views
    soccer_maniac | 2-21-06 | soccer_maniac
    Time for a new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. While this folding@home team is not officially sanctioned by Free Republic, it's 250+ members comprised primarily of Free Republic members in good standing have banded together to donate their excess CPU cycles to a worthy cause. Via distributed computing, millions of computers around the world, contribute directly to scientific research, in the quest for a greater understanding of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Cancer, and Mad Cow (BSE). Currently, the team is in 204th place, having reached more than 2,000,000 points! This is an entirely voluntary program, and if you want to learn more,...
  • FR Folding@Home Project Update - We're are in the TOP250 teams and still climbing!!

    02/12/2006 1:46:32 PM PST · by soccer_maniac · 460 replies · 6,240+ views
    soccer_maniac | 2-12-2006 | soccer_maniac
    Welcome to the new FreeRepublic folding@home thread. The previous thread has gotten too large, so we move on to yet another. While this folding@home team is not officially sanctioned by Free Republic, it's 250+ members comprised primarily of Free Republic members in good standing have banded together to donate their excess CPU cycles to a worthy cause. Via distributed computing, millions of computers around the world, contribute directly to scientific research, in the quest for a greater understanding of diseases such as Alzheimer's, Cancer, and Mad Cow (BSE). Currently, the team is in 241st place, having moved up from 1200th...
  • (Vanity) Folding@Home - Team (we're still searching for a name), is now at #777 and still climbing.

    01/03/2006 7:46:46 PM PST · by Klutz Dohanger · 316 replies · 4,513+ views
    Vanity | 03/03/2006 | Klutz_dohanger
    Welcome to the folding at home thread. The previous thread has gotten too large, so we move on to yet another. While this folding@home team is not officially sanctioned by Free Republic, it's members, or it's founders, it is comprised primarily of Free Republic members in good standing, who have banded together, to donate their excess CPU cycles to a worthy cause. Via Distributed computing, millions of computers around the world, contribute directly to scientific research, in the quest for a greater understanding of diseases such as Alzheimers, Cancer, and Mad Cow (BSE). Currently, the team is in 777th place,...
  • (Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@Home Project Update (Top 1,000! - WooHoo!!)

    12/29/2005 8:34:56 PM PST · by systematic · 420 replies · 5,412+ views
    systematic ^ | 12-29-2005 | systematic
    OK, new thread to celebrate reaching a major milestone! Within a few hours Team FreeRepublic will be in the Top1000!!!! We should pass Dean for America, around noon tommorrow. Other liberal teams want to challenge us (DUmmies and Kos) but we're humiliating them beyond description.
  • Think you don't make a difference??? (VANITY)

    12/28/2005 3:54:56 PM PST · by papasmurf · 26 replies · 955+ views
    Texas_Booster, FreeRepublic ^ | 12/28/2005 | papasmurf
    Apologies if this is cross posted on the wrong board... While surfing around yesterday, I saw this post... http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1547014/posts?page=1,50 I got to thinking, which was a big mistake cause it started me crying. You see, I've lost more than 7 family members to Cancer...the most recent was my sweet Niece. She was only 31 and left behind 2 awesome little boys, and devastated my Sister, as well. I have friends that have lost loved ones too, and some that are still living in fear of the day that the test comes back with bad old news...again. Smile is a friend...
  • (Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@Home Project Update (We're in the Top 1,200!)

    12/25/2005 7:13:22 PM PST · by texas booster · 377 replies · 4,850+ views
    OK, new thread for the next week. First, a big shout out to the SETI members who have added CPUs to the effort. Remember, its Team 36120, NOT Team 0. Next, congrats to all for bumping our team up to 104 processors and 76 users. We have a number of new users in the team, with Clara Lou, fzx12345, SamfromLivingston, brityank, manwiththehands and Tami all popping onto the hit list this week. Malsua, uriah and Ken in Texas are solidly in the top 10. Malsua is continuing to add systems and now accounts for 10% of the FR total. Great...
  • (Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@Home Project Update (We're in the Top 1,450)

    12/18/2005 10:03:55 AM PST · by texas booster · 132 replies · 2,905+ views
    OK, new thread for the next week. First, a big shout out to the SETI members who have added CPUs to the effort. Remember, its Team 36120, NOT Team 0. Next, congrats to all for bumping our team up to 65 processors. ArgentCent is the latest to have joined our happy band of folders and jumps in at # 36 with his first completed WU. We now have 51 members in the team, and about 45 active participants. Malsua, uriah and Ken in Texas are solidly in the top 10. One of these will probably be the new Numero Uno...
  • (Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@Home Project Update (We're in the Top 1,550)

    12/15/2005 9:44:48 PM PST · by systematic · 40 replies · 1,004+ views
    FreeRepublic Team Ranked #1,550 (of 41,708 teams)
  • (Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@Home Project Update

    FR Team ranking up to number 1782 of 41608
  • (Vanity) FreeRepublic Folding@Home Project (Rank 15,162 of 41,347)

    11/25/2005 6:48:15 PM PST · by systematic · 33 replies · 795+ views
    Folding@Home update: 3 Work Units completed, 2 computers, 138 points, overall team rank #15,162
  • Folding@Home

    11/23/2005 11:04:07 PM PST · by systematic · 17 replies · 681+ views
    Any Freepers "folding@home"???? For those not familiar with F@H -> some diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer and even "mad cow" disease are believed to be linked to protein (mis)folding. A scientist team from Stanford University studies this phenomenon to try and find a cure to these diseases. To do this, they have designed a software (folding@home) which enables people to donate unused power from their computer to speed up medical research!
  • PROPOSAL: A Katrina collaborative timeline

    09/14/2005 6:38:08 PM PDT · by George Smiley · 14 replies · 748+ views
    vanity ^ | September 14, 2005 | George Smiley
    Here's what I'm suggesting: There appears to be a need for a definitive timeline with respect to Katrina and who did and said what when. Things get particularly confusing because of the short timeframe referenced in most newspaper and magazine articles- someone pointed out to me that an article said "last Friday", and two Fridays had passed since the beginning of events, so the reference became vague. And, given the number of Freepers, if a bunch of us pitch in and "walk back the cat" so to speak, a timeline ought to be constructable in relatively short order. The only...
  • Computers fight pancreatic cancer

    04/26/2005 12:32:03 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 31 replies · 903+ views
    The researchers behind the Screensaver-Lifesaver project – which uses the ‘idle time’ of millions of computers worldwide to screen for anti-cancer drugs – are now turning their attention to fighting pancreatic cancer. The Screensaver-Lifesaver project is run out of the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) Centre for Computational Drug Discovery under the direction of Professor Graham Richards, Chairman of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oxford. In a recent joint statement with the NFCR and Dr. Daniel Von Hoff of the Center for Targeted Cancer Therapies at the University of Arizona and the Translational Genomics Research Institute,...
  • Does Human Rights Law Apply to Terrorists?

    11/11/2004 10:34:32 AM PST · by forty_years · 20 replies · 1,085+ views
    http://netwmd.com ^ | November 11, 2004 | Ted Lapkin
    On November 8, 2004, a U.S. federal judge ruled that the Bush administration had improperly ignored the Geneva Conventions in establishing military commissions to try detainees at the Guantánamo Bay U.S. naval base as war criminals. Ted Lapkin's timely article delves into the complexities of the Geneva Conventions, and how much they should apply to the war on terrorism. —The Editors. From Manhattan to Mindanao, Islamist zealots draw no distinction between combatants and non-combatants. Jihadists target women, children, and the elderly without even the pretence of discrimination. In June 2004, an Al-Qaeda affiliated group distributed a video proudly documenting...
  • The Distributed Proofreading Project

    11/23/2002 10:55:02 AM PST · by zeugma · 1 replies · 456+ views
    Some of you may be aware of Project Gutenberg, a project dedicated to making public domain books available for free to anyone on the internet. Since these books have no copyright, anyone can scan them into a computer and make them available on the internet if they so choose. Project Gutenberg is attempting to do this in a methodical and high-quality manner. I've recently come across an associated project that is attempting to harness the power of the millions of folks on the net to speed up the process of getting the scanned pages of the books that have been...