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  • Notre Dame Students Want to Rid School of Christopher Columbus Murals

    12/06/2017 6:21:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/5/17 | Chris Perez
    The Fighting Irish have a bone to pick with Christopher Columbus. Notre Dame students are calling for the removal of 12 iconic murals, which honor the famous explorer and have been on campus since 1884. The students have reportedly teamed up with alumni, faculty and staff in an effort to get rid of the 19th Century paintings. “In this era of political divisiveness and a renewed rise of dangerous nationalism, it is time for Notre Dame to remove its own version of a Confederate monument,” the group wrote in an open letter last week that was published in the school...
  • Microsoft Adds Advertisements to Windows 10 File Explorer

    03/13/2017 6:12:38 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Mar 2017 | Jack Hadfield
    Microsoft has taken the next step in pushing advertising on customers of its Windows 10 operating system, with users reporting an advertisement for Microsoft OneDrive now appearing in their File Explorer. Windows 10 has been repeatedly reprimanded by technology journalists over the past year for the increasing amounts of advertising that are baked into the system. Advertisements in various forms have appeared in the Start menu, the lock screen, the taskbar, in the Windows Store, and various other areas. This seems to be the first time that users are noticing them in the File Explorer, the application that allows users...
  • Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10 out of support this week

    01/10/2016 8:20:13 PM PST · by Utilizer · 32 replies
    iTnews ^ | Jan 11 2016 9:26AM (AUS) | Juha Saarinen
    January 13 is the last day for business and individual users to move off older versions of the Internet Explorer web browser, before Microsoft pulls the plug on support including security patches. The deadline this week comes 18 months after Microsoft warned that it would cease to support Internet Explorer 8, 9 and 10, giving users time to upgrade. Microsoft suggests users upgrade to Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 and 8.1, or use the new Edge browser if they're on Windows 10. Edge is able to launch Internet Explorer 11 when needed, for backwards compatibility.
  • Microsoft won't fix Internet Explorer zero-day

    06/26/2015 7:36:19 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 47 replies
    iTnews (AUS) ^ | Jun 24, 2015 9:27 AM (AUS) | Allie Coyne, Juha Saarinen
    HP researchers have published details and proof-of-concept exploit code for a number of zero-day vulnerabilities in Microsoft's Internet Explorer web browser which allow attackers to bypass a key exploit mitigation. The researchers - part of HP's zero-day initiative team - have a policy to only disclose details of bugs reported to vendors after patches are issued. But the team decided to go public after being informed by Microsoft that it did not intend to fix the bugs as the company feels the vulnerabilities don't affect enough users. The flaws were serious enough, however, for Microsoft to earlier award the HP...
  • Stay up-to-date with Internet Explorer (or MS won't support)

    08/07/2014 10:32:20 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 22 replies
    MSDN Blogs > IEBlog ^ | Thursday, August 7, 2014 10:07 AM | IEBlog
    As we shared in May, Microsoft is prioritizing helping users stay up-to-date with the latest version of Internet Explorer. Today we would like to share important information on migration resources, upgrade guidance, and details on support timelines to help you plan for moving to the latest Internet Explorer browser for your operating system. Microsoft offers innovative and transformational services for a mobile-first and cloud-first world, so you can do more and achieve more; Internet Explorer is core to this vision. In today’s digital world, billions of people use Internet-connected devices, powered by cloud service-based applications, spanning both work and life...
  • Glenn Beck totals rental SUV after daughter’s wedding

    10/10/2012 8:33:16 AM PDT · by DFG · 57 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/10/12 | Dylan Stableford
    Glenn Beck wrecked a rental at his daughter's wedding over the weekend. "So my rental car got totaled this weekend ... at my daughter's wedding," the outspoken talk-show host wrote on Twitter. On his radio show on Tuesday, Beck described the ordeal, saying after the ceremony he parked the rental SUV—a Ford Explorer—along a rain-soaked hill in the Finger Lakes area of New York, and forgot to put on the parking brake. Beck and his wife had already gotten out of the car when it began to slide, eventually flipping over, he said.
  • They're free this weekend(Free Obama bumper stickers)

    09/15/2012 2:41:40 PM PDT · by matt04 · 25 replies
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  • The explorer who made Lewis and Clark look like tourists.

    04/15/2012 7:48:33 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 64 replies ^ | Old Article | TIMOTHY HARPER
    D avid Thompson was a monumental figure in North American history. A fur trader, an explorer and perhaps the greatest land geographer ever, he led expeditions through incredible hardship and danger to safety. His 77 journals made important contributions to our understanding of culture, history and everyday life in North America before Europeans brought horses, guns, alcohol and disease. And he and his American Indian wife lived one of the great love stories of all time. So why havenÂ’t you heard of 19th-century frontiersman David Thompson? No doubt one reason is that he spent most of his long life in...
  • Three Spanish Ships and the Dawn of American Entrepreneurship

    10/12/2011 4:20:27 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | October 12, 2011 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    In the late Fifteenth Century, an Italian in a puffy shirt pitched a business plan. Again and again and again. Until finally somebody bit. What’s remarkable was not that this Italian wore a puffy shirt; it was the style in those days. And there was nothing strange about his pitching his investment ideas at the royal houses of Portugal, or Venice, or his hometown of Genoa. It wasn’t even that odd that he pitched his business plan to the king of England, and finally to the king and queen of Spain. All these monarchs heard investment ideas all the time....
  • Internet Extorter techie questions

    07/12/2011 3:09:43 PM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 11 replies
    my big old brain | me
    OK, I am not posting this to stir up the FireFox guys and gals. I've used FF for a while, it's OK but I generally surf with IE8. Two things I've noticed: 1 - sometimes when I visit a web page that requires a login, say my bank or webmail, the "focus" is supposed to put the cursor in either my login or password box. Normally Chase bank is pretty good but the last few days I have to click on the login box. My webmail is often lousy, but on days Chase doesn't put the cursor in the box...
  • NASA's Galaxy Evolution Explorer Helps Confirm Nature of Dark Energy

    05/21/2011 6:38:05 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    NASA JPL ^ | 5/19/11 | Whitney Clavin
    PASADENA, Calif. -- A five-year survey of 200,000 galaxies, stretching back seven billion years in cosmic time, has led to one of the best independent confirmations that dark energy is driving our universe apart at accelerating speeds. The survey used data from NASA's space-based Galaxy Evolution Explorer and the Anglo-Australian Telescope on Siding Spring Mountain in Australia. The findings offer new support for the favored theory of how dark energy works -- as a constant force, uniformly affecting the universe and propelling its runaway expansion. They contradict an alternate theory, where gravity, not dark energy, is the force pushing space...
  • NASA Photos Bring Millions of Galaxies and Asteroids Down to Earth

    04/18/2011 4:49:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 2 replies ^ | 4/15/11 | Clara Moskowitz
    NASA has unveiled a flood of photos showing millions galaxies, stars and asteroids photographed by a prolific sky-mapping telescope that ended its mission earlier this year. For the first time, the space agency publicly released more than half of the 2.7 million images taken by its Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) telescope during its mission to map the entire sky. WISE launched in December 2009 and spent 14 months scanning the heavens in infrared light before shutting down this past February. The $320 million space telescope hunted for asteroids and comets, as well as more distant cosmic objects revealed by...
  • Web browser pioneer backs new way to surf Internet

    11/08/2010 6:31:24 AM PST · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    MyWay ^ | Nov 7, 4:35 PM (ET) | By MICHAEL LIEDTKE
    The Web has changed a lot since Marc Andreessen revolutionized the Internet with the introduction of his Netscape browser in the mid-1990s. That's why he's betting people are ready to try a different Web-surfing technique on a new browser called RockMelt. The browser, available for the first time Monday, is built on the premise that most online activity today revolves around socializing on Facebook, searching on Google, tweeting on Twitter and monitoring a handful of favorite websites. It tries to minimize the need to roam from one website to the next by corralling all vital information and favorite services in...
  • Ford rises above the “Three Letters of Doom” with the 2011 Explorer.

    07/27/2010 9:06:53 AM PDT · by taildragger · 42 replies · 4+ views
    Auto Extremist ^ | 07/26/2010 | Peter M. De Lorenzo
    As Ford takes the wraps off the new 2011 Explorer today – with a stellar, multi-city “throwback” reveal combined with a social media offensive – it’s easy to see why they’re excited about it. The new Explorer is lighter, much better looking, safer, quieter, exhaustively equipped, technically sophisticated, dramatically more efficient and with light-years better driving dynamics thrown-in for good measure. In short, there is nothing about the 2011 version of the Explorer that bears any resemblance to the vehicle that came before it. The only thing the new vehicle shares with the old one is the name, which has...
  • Microsoft's Internet Explorer losing browser share

    05/04/2010 1:38:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies · 1,072+ views
    bbc ^ | 5/4/10 | staff
    Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) web browser, now accounts for less than 60% of the market, down from 95% at its peak in 2003, according to new figures. Latest statistics, from measurement firm NetApplications, show that IE has 59.9% of the market, with Firefox gaining on it, with 24.5%.
  • Daily Kos: Boy Scouts America's Version of Hitler Youth.....

    05/15/2009 9:24:34 AM PDT · by JDAM2007 · 51 replies · 2,312+ views
    US' own Hitler Youth- Daily Kos In todays NYT, there is an article about the boy scouts explorer program which takes scouts (boys and girls) between 14 and 18 and trains them in so called law enforcement activities.This proram now has over 35,000 members and semms to be concentrated in the border areas. My immediate reaction on reading the article was to think of the Hitler Youth movement in Germany of the thirties, and to this end I checked into Wiki and compared the two groups.
  • Deep sea submarine pioneer dies

    11/01/2008 9:05:16 PM PDT · by Prunetacos · 19 replies · 743+ views
    Swiss-based marine explorer and inventor Jacques Piccard, who was part of the deepest submarine dive in history, has died at his home aged 86. In 1960, Piccard and US co-pilot Don Walsh took a submersible developed by his father to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific. They went 11km (seven miles) beneath the surface of the sea. Their discovery of living organisms at that depth led to a ban on the dumping of nuclear waste in ocean trenches. "By far the most interesting find was the fish that came floating by our porthole," Piccard said afterwards...."
  • Computer Help, Browser issues (Vanity)

    09/06/2008 3:23:44 PM PDT · by valkyry1 · 30 replies · 339+ views
    09-06-2008 | Self
    Computer problems. I just assembled a new machine and I cant get the browsers to recognize the coloring for background and text in FireFox or explorer. Standby for sample screen capture
  • Triumph And Tragedy In Space

    02/01/2008 8:39:52 AM PST · by NonZeroSum · 2 replies · 83+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 1, 2008 | Rand Simberg
    The last week of January contains a number of notable space anniversaries. This year, the most prominent one is the fiftieth anniversary of the first satellite launched by the United States, Explorer I, starting our own nation’s space age. Most of us don’t remember that time, half a century ago, but the nation had been shocked four months earlier when the Soviet Union was the first to launch an object into orbit. Most hadn’t even been aware that there was a space race, but suddenly we were losing it. This was compounded on December 6th, 1957 when, in an attempt...
  • Ford Agrees to Settle Rollover Case

    11/28/2007 2:43:14 PM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies · 249+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/28/7 | DON THOMPSON, Associated Press Writer
    SACRAMENTO, (AP) -- Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday agreed to settle class-action lawsuits covering plaintiffs in four states who claimed its Explorer sport utility vehicles were prone to rollovers, the company and an attorney for the plaintiffs said. The settlement applies to about 1 million people in California, Connecticut, Illinois and Texas, said Kevin P. Roddy, a New Jersey attorney and co-counsel for the SUV owners who brought the lawsuit. He said the settlement will be filed later Wednesday in Sacramento County Superior Court. It will allow vehicle owners to apply for $500 vouchers to buy new Explorers or $300...