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  • Here's what the US would look like if all the Earth's ice melted

    07/28/2015 3:51:27 PM PDT · by rktman · 82 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | 7/25/2015 | unknown
    If all the Earth's land ice melted, sea levels would rise over 200 feet. So what would that mean for the United States' coastlines?
  • Could ‘Strange Sound From the Sky’ Signal End of Days?

    05/24/2015 8:43:10 AM PDT · by CHRISTIAN DIARIST · 52 replies
    The Christian Diarist ^ | May 24, 2015 | JP
    The UK’s Daily Mail published a news story last weekend speculating on the source of a “strange sound from the sky” that has been heard across the globe for nearly a decade. Witnesses told the Mail that what they heard sounded very much like the blast of a trumpet. And that it was so loud it shook the ground beneath them. In a sidebar, the Mail listed seven possible theories, from the unremarkable to the fantastical, that could account for the strange sound from the sky. The first six included (in order) tectonic plates grinding, atmospheric pressure, trains shunting, construction...
  • Scientists find radioactive WWII aircraft carrier off San Francisco coast

    04/17/2015 7:14:21 PM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 35 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 04/16/2015 | Aaron Kinney
    In a ghostly reminder of the Bay Area's nuclear heritage, scientists announced Thursday they have captured the first clear images of a radioactivity-polluted World War II aircraft carrier that rests on the ocean floor 30 miles off the coast of Half Moon Bay. The USS Independence saw combat at Wake Island and other decisive battles against Japan in 1944 and 1945 and was later blasted with radiation in two South Pacific nuclear tests. The Navy deliberately sank the contaminated ship in 1951 south of the Farallon Islands. The rediscovery of the USS Independence offers a fascinating glimpse into American military...
  • Video: White House Science advisor says man made global warming saving us from another ice age

    12/23/2014 3:34:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/22/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    I have a feeling that somebody on the White House staff is going to be sitting down for a little holiday chat with Obama science advisor Eric Holdren. (Not to be confused with Eric Holder, but that’s another story.) The official Assistant to the President for Science and Technology held an online Q&A where he fielded questions submitted by the public. The former professor at both Harvard and Berkeley read one question about whether or not climate change was the result of the activities of man or the natural cycles of the planet. In this video supplied by MRC...
  • Apple begins storing users' personal data on servers in China

    08/16/2014 7:08:33 AM PDT · by Innovative · 60 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 16, 2014 | Gerry Shih and Paul Carsten
    Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has begun keeping the personal data of some Chinese users on servers in mainland China, marking the first time the tech giant is storing user data on Chinese soil. The storage of user data in China represents a departure from the policies of some technology companies, notably Google Inc (GOOGL.O), which has long refused to build data centers in China due to censorship and privacy concerns. Apple said the move was part of an effort to improve the speed and reliability of its iCloud service, which lets users store pictures, e-mail and other data. Positioning data centers...
  • Global Warming 'Fabricated' by NASA and NOAA

    06/23/2014 4:24:49 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Jun 2014, 5:12 AM PDT | James Delingpole and Kit Eastwood
    Scientists at two of the world’s leading climate centres - NASA and NOAA - have been caught out manipulating temperature data to overstate the extent of the 20th century "global warming". The evidence of their tinkering can clearly be seen at Real Science, where blogger Steven Goddard has posted a series of graphs which show "climate change" before and after the adjustments.When the raw data is used, there is little if any evidence of global warming and some evidence of global cooling. However, once the data has been adjusted - ie fabricated by computer models -  20th century 'global warming'...
  • Tweet to save lives: #ThePillKills campaign highlights dangers of hormonal contraceptives

    06/09/2014 3:44:48 PM PDT · by NYer · 2 replies
    Life Site News ^ | June 5, 2014 | KIRSTEN ANDERSEN
    Washington, D.C., June 5, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Members and supporters of nearly 60 pro-life groups will be taking to social media for three days beginning June 5 to inform women about the deadly dangers of the pill and similar hormonal contraceptives. The campaign, which asks pro-life users of Twitter and Facebook to post facts and statistics about the risks of chemical birth control alongside the hashtag #ThePillKills, was organized by American Life League (ALL). "The mountain of evidence that these drugs are killers cannot just be swept under the rug," said Judie Brown, president of ALL. "We need to...
  • Earth's Pole Has Moved 161 Miles In The Last 6 Months

    06/02/2013 4:52:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 250 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 1, 2013 | uploaded by Mike Smitin
    The magnetic north pole has moved 161 miles in 6 months only, this puts its arrival in Siberia in less that 2 years, and it is when it arrives there that it will have migrated 40 degrees across the northern hemisphere at this point the poles will shift at high speed over the equator until it reaches 40 degrees south, i will tell you what i expect to happen when it goes past the 40 degrees point in the coming uploads...
  • Call Your Texas Senator Ahead of 8 May Vote on Smart Meter bill

    05/06/2013 8:47:17 PM PDT · by Windflier · 54 replies
    email ^ | 6 May 2013 | A Texas Patriot
    Just got this in email tonight, and thought I'd pass it on to my fellow Texans. There's an important vote coming up on Wednesday, 8 May in the Texas Senate regarding smart meters. This is a call to contact your state Senator regarding this important vote. The email: To my Friends in Texas – I’m going to just ask you to trust me! Most of you on this list know that I’m not into “radical” stuff – and many know that although I have passed along a little info opposing Smart Meters in the past, it has definitely not been...
  • Is Fukushima radiation killing Americans?

    12/27/2012 8:01:20 AM PST · by darth · 51 replies
    Washington's Blog ^ | 5/29/2012 | Washington's Blog
    I'll bet no one else around here owns a calibrated radiation survey meter! I have posted this before, but it's worth repeating. A few months after the Fukushima meltdown, I took my survey meter to the grocery store. California veggies...fine. Fish display...fine. Canned tuna shelves....UH OH. I measured .05 rad/hour. That's over one rad/day. Since the tuna was in cans, the alpha and beta particles would not be detected, IIRC. If I remember my particle physics, my meter must have been detecting gammas or neutrons. If someone ingests the radioactive particles in the tuna, they will be irradiated from the...
  • Dr. Peter Vincent Pry: America May Never Recover From EMP Attack

    06/18/2012 3:33:12 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 59 replies
    radicalislam.org ^ | Ryan Mauro
    Dr. Peter Vincent Pry is the Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security for the Congressional Caucus on EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) that endeavors to carry on the work of the EMP Commission. He is also the Director of the United States Nuclear Strategy Forum, an advisory body to Congress on policies to counter weapons of mass destruction. Dr. Pry has served on the staffs of the EMP Commission, the Strategic Posture Commission, the Commission on the New Strategic Posture of the U.S., the House Armed Services Committee and the Central Intelligence Agency. For those unfamiliar with...
  • Low dose ionising radiation IS harmful to health

    A landmark study on Hiroshima survivors comprehensively disproves nuclear lobby spin about ionising radiation being safe at low doses. Noel Wauchope reports. The nuclear industry has a long history of concealing the truth about low dose radiation This week, a new report about low dose ionising radiation was published — one that should put a spanner in the works of the nuclear lobby. It is called ‘Studies of the Mortality of Atomic Bomb Survivors, Report 14, 1950–2003: An Overview of Cancer and Noncancer Diseases’. First of all, let me explain why this report is so important and so timely. It’s...
  • Radioactive Tuna from Japan Found Off Calif. Coast

    05/29/2012 8:06:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    KTLA News ^ | 6:29 a.m. PDT, May 29, 2012
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Scientists say that migrating Pacific bluefin tuna off California's coast are carrying radioactive contamination from Japan. According to findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the levels of radioactivity are 10 times higher than the amounts usually found. Scientists sampled 15 tuna caught off San Diego and found that they all contained two radioactive substances -- caesium-134 and caesium-137. The tuna have carried the radioactive contamination 6,000 miles from the waters near Japan's crippled nuclear plant. It was damaged in a devastating magnitude 9.0 quake and subsequent tsunami in April 2011. Experts say...
  • 1 in 5 Macs Has Malware [STUDY]

    04/24/2012 6:55:44 AM PDT · by for-q-clinton · 106 replies
    Mashable ^ | 24 Apr 2012 | Todd Wasserman
    In a challenge to the prevailing belief that Apple computers are immune to the sort of cyberattacks that plague WIndows-based machines, research firm Sophos has released a study claiming that one in five Macs have malware. The report, released on Tuesday, is based on a “100,000-strong snapshot” of the millions of Macs that downloaded Sophos’s free Mac antivirus software. The study found that 20% of Macs were carrying one or more instances of Windows malware. Such malware doesn’t cause symptoms unless the Mac owners run Windows on their machines, but it can be spread to others. However, this doesn’t appear...
  • Vote to Overturn Net Neutrality Rules Expected This Week

    11/08/2011 9:32:14 AM PST · by 92nina · 6 replies · 2+ views
    Digital Liberty ^ | 2011-11-08 | [Staff]
    On Thursday, the Senate is expected to vote on S.J.Res.6, the resolution to overturn the FCC’s Net Neutrality rules. This legislation only needs 51 votes, thus making a handful of Democratic votes critical to its passage. The House already passed a similar resolution in April, making the Senate the final step in getting the resolution of disapproval of the Net Neutrality rules to President Obama’s desk before they are implemented on November 20. Notably, Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME), a long-time advocate for Net Neutrality, sent a letter to her colleagues in the Senate this morning urging them to vote in...
  • Androids Dream of Electric Malware, Wake Up in Cold Swea

    06/09/2011 5:56:08 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    Linux Insider ^ | June 3, 2011 | By Richard Adhikari
    Google has had to pull Android out of another malware nightmare. A variation on the so-called DroidDream malware that appeared weeks ago sprang up again within dozens of app in the Android Market, which Google has now yanked off the shelves. The incident has led to more questions about whether Google should -- or can -- change its vetting process for Android Market apps. Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) has reportedly pulled several Android mobile applications that were lousy with malware from its official Android Market. This follows a report earlier this week from Lookout Mobile Security, which claimed it found dozens...
  • An AppleCare support rep talks: Mac malware is "getting worse"

    05/18/2011 10:32:28 AM PDT · by Loud Mime · 106 replies
    ZD Net ^ | May 18, 2011 | Ed Bott
    Over the weekend, I got an e-mail from an AppleCare support rep, who was responding to my recent reports of Mac malware being found in the wild. At least one prominent voice in the Mac community dismisses these reports as “crying wolf.” The view from inside an Apple call center says it’s for real: I can tell you for a fact, many, many people are falling for this attack. Our call volume here at AppleCare is 4-5x higher than normal and [the overwhelming majority] of our calls are about this Mac Defender and its aliases. Many frustrated Mac users think...
  • 2012 Electionm is Cemented for Obama (4 more years is a done deal)

    05/01/2011 9:53:47 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 131 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 5-1-11 | wac3rd
    One of the most hated men in history has been killed by our troops by a Commander-in-Chief who has done everything in his power to demean, de-fund, impose demeaning homosexuality and restrict the ability of our troops to fight terror, including pursuing civilian trials for captured would-be terrorists. Let's be fair here, the average American hasn't a clue what century the French & Indian War was fought in and probably cannot tell you who who Joe Biden is, so the mainstream media will run with this for all its worth. The Media will give 100% credit to Obama and mark...
  • Apple pulls ‘ex-gay’ app from iTunes App Store

    03/23/2011 10:56:22 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 10 replies
    Mac Daily News ^ | Wednesday, March 23, 2011 · 10:02 am
    Apple has pulled the Exodus International app from their iTunes App Store. Recently, Jeff Buchanan, Exodus International’s Senior Director of Church Equipping & Student Ministries, told The Christian Post, “In no way shape or form is our message about trying to cure or do we try to promote that type of methodology or message… This is a label (gay cure app) that has been put forth by opponents to the application to serve as propaganda in order to stigmatize and really label the application in a false way and provoking a response such as you are seeing with the application.”...
  • Radiation found in Tokyo water, infants shouldn't drink - NHK

    (Reuters) - Radiation exceeding health limits for infants was found in a Tokyo city water purifier and authorities are advising that the water not be given to babies, a Tokyo Metropolitan Government official said, confirming an earlier report by NHK public TV.
  • MacBook Pro 2011 owners complain of 'hard freeze' problems

    03/21/2011 12:48:06 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 23 replies
    ZD Net ^ | 3/21/2011 | Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
    Two threads have emerged on Apple’s support forum which seem to suggest that some MacBook Pro 2011 units are overheating and locking up in a ‘hard freeze.’ In one of the threads, the first post from March 1st outlines the problems that some owners are facing: Overheat? The fans revved and suddenly I could use nothing but the cursor. Had to hold down the power switch to kill all and then re-power & startup. I wasn’t doing anything unusual, but I had 7 apps open and was amid an auto-backup to TimeMachine. Just a little disillusioned and concerned, wondering if...
  • The Increasing Number of Earthquakes Worldwide! - A Sign that the Day of the Lord is at Hand!

    02/22/2011 3:44:00 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 31 replies
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 2/22/11 | DJP I.F.
    (In light of today's New Zealand earthquake) Of the many different natural disasters that exist, nothing is as terrifying and devastating as the awesome power of an earthquake. In just a few moments of time an earthquake can unleash catastrophic damage and the deaths of multitudes. Who can forget the recent earthquake in Haiti in 2010? As we inch ever closer to the coming Day of the Lord, we are seeing a marked global increase in the number and intensity of earthquakes - just as Jesus said we would (see Matt. 24:7-8; Mark 13:8)! "As we inch ever closer to...
  • Laurie: What Every Last Days Believer Needs to Know

    02/08/2011 12:41:00 PM PST · by wmfights · 10 replies
    The Christian Post ^ | Feb. 07 2011 | Lillian Kwon
    Things are happening in our world that are indeed signs of the end times, said evangelist Greg Laurie. While this certainly isn't the first time a preacher has made such a statement, the ongoing chaos in Egypt and other parts of the Middle East, among other things, has prompted the Southern California preacher to prepare Christians for the last days. "What every last days believer needs to know" was the name of Laurie's message, preached to thousands at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, Calif., and over the internet on Sunday. "I do believe that these are bona fide signs of...
  • Verizon locking WiFi on Motorola Xoom until you buy one month of data service? Price is $799

    02/07/2011 3:24:11 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Endgadget ^ | Feb 6th 2011 7:35PM | By Darren Murph
    Call us crazy, but we're having a hard time interpreting this line of fine print in any other way: "To activate WiFi functionality on this device, a minimum of one month data subscription is required."That's listed under Best Buy's most recent ad highlighting the world's first Android 3.0 tablet, and it most certainly sounds both ominous and ridiculous. Hardcore Verizon followers may remember the days of Big Red crippling Bluetooth radios in phones in order to "coerce" users to purchase ringtones and such from them rather than snagging one on the subway from Tom, Dick and / Jane, so we...
  • End Times: The Unbelief of Man Vs. The Word of God

    02/04/2011 4:27:24 PM PST · by NoGrayZone · 15 replies
    End Times: The Unbelief of Man Vs. The Word of God
  • Google Android counts include rival Chinese variants

    02/02/2011 5:17:26 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Apple Insider ^ | February 1, 2011 | Daniel Eran Dilger
    Hot on the heels of Samsung admitting that it had exaggerated sales of its Android tablet to consumers, it is becoming clear that Google's Android platform definition is being stretched to include Chinese rivals, including China Mobile's Ophone and Tapas OS, a project run by the former president of Google China. A report by Canalys yesterday claimed that Google Android platform had taken the top spot in global smartphone platforms worldwide, edging in front of Nokia and making up about a third of all smartphones globally. That fourth quarter figure, collective of all manufacturers using Android in some fashion, is...
  • $200 Oil on the Horizon?

    01/28/2011 9:00:43 PM PST · by unseen1 · 87 replies
    Conservatives4palin ^ | 1/28/2011 | Doug Brady
    Via Eric Bolling of Fox News: The Suez Canal and the Suez Canal pipeline transport about 4.5 million barrels of oil per day between the two, so when oil investors/traders see protesters on tanks in the Suez, it creates panic because they’re concerned about the delicate balance between supply and demand on the world’s oil. Any disruption in oil supply spikes prices, and these events are certainly cause for disruption. Also very important is the geographic location — just across the canal is Saudi Arabia — the world’s largest producer of oil. If this unrest spills over into Saudi Arabia,...
  • It Will Take 131 Years To Replace Oil, And We've Only Got 10

    11/14/2010 4:20:08 PM PST · by WebFocus · 107 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/14/2010 | Dian L. Chu, Economic Forecast and Opinion
    It seems the panic time for both green enthusiasts and peak oil pundits. According to a new paper by two researchers at the University of California – Davis, it would take 131 years for replacement of gasoline and diesel given the current pace of research and development; however, world's oil could run dry almost a century before that. The research was published on Nov. 8 at Environmental Science & Technology, which is based on the theory that market expectations are good predictors reflected in prices of publicly traded securities. By incorporating market expectations into the model, the authors, Nataliya Malyshkina...
  • With Antennagate over, is Glassgate next for the iPhone 4?

    10/09/2010 12:41:13 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 27 replies
    GDGT ^ | 10/08/2010 | "Ryan"
    Whether or not you've experienced the iPhone 4's famed death grip, or even believe it's a real phenomenon (and based on extensive personal experience I can assure you that it is), the whole Antennagate scandal undoubtedly left a deep scratch on the iPhone's squeaky-clean sheen. As we all now know, the story ended with a semi-contrite Steve explaining how all cellphones have "weak spots" and that iPhone 4 customers upset with their device's wireless performance would be entitled to a free iPhone case. The offer has since expired, but it had the desired effect: people pretty quickly shut up about...
  • Greenland ice loss rates 'one-third' of what was thought

    09/07/2010 5:16:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeMind · 18 replies
    The Register - UK ^ | Sept. 7, 2010 | Lewis Page
    The rate at which ice is disappearing from Greenland and Western Antarctica has been seriously overestimated, according to new research. Contrasting estimates of Greenland ice melt. Previous analysis in blue: New in red. The colour bands represent uncertainty. Credit: Nature Geoscience 'Deviates rather sharply from general assumptions' - Yes. Measuring a disappearing ice cap is actually quite difficult to do, as the areas in question are remote, hostile environments and the exact depth of ice is often unknown. This has caused a lot of argument among climate scientists regarding how much ice is melting and running into the sea, as...
  • Climate shifts 'not to blame' for African civil wars

    09/07/2010 1:39:25 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | Sept 6, 2010 | By Mark Kinver
    It challenges previous assumptions that environmental disasters, such as drought and prolonged heat waves, had played a part in triggering unrest. Instead, it says, traditional factors - such as poverty and social tensions - were often the main factors behind the outbreak of conflicts.
  • Climate Panel Faces Heat

    08/31/2010 10:16:36 AM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 30, 2010 | Jeffrey Ball
    Investigation Calls for 'Fundamental Reform' at U.N. Group on Global Warming An independent investigation called for "fundamental reform" at the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, saying the organization's 2007 report played down uncertainty about some aspects of global warming. The probe of the IPCC, a preeminent climate-science body that won the Nobel Peace Price three years ago, was conducted by the InterAcademy Council, a consortium of national scientific academies. Leaders of the IPCC asked the council to conduct the probe following the disclosure of a few errors in its 2007 climate-science report, which concluded, among other things, that...
  • The Macalope Weekly: No visible means of support

    04/17/2010 10:38:53 AM PDT · by WVKayaker · 39 replies · 513+ views
    Macworld ^ | 4/17/10 | The Macalope, Macworld.com
    Step right up! Git yer loosely-supported assertions of facts not in evidence right here! Yes, a number of people who are not lawyers believe Apple may be in violation of U.S. antitrust laws! Meanwhile, one out of one silly pundits agree: Google’s imaginary tablet is an iPad killer! Last but not least, the Winotaur realizes that the first step in any 12-step program is recognizing you have a problem.
  • Sarah Palin and John McCain (vanity)

    01/26/2010 5:57:02 PM PST · by PawtucketPatriot71 · 85 replies · 1,431+ views
    Free Republic | 1-26-10 | Me
    There has been much discussion and talk about Sarah Palin's endorsement of John McCain's 2010 reelection campaign on Free Republic. To me it appears most people here at Free Republic seem to accept that descison as a move of loyalty to McCain for picking her as his 2008 running mate and would still like to see Sarah move on be the Republican party's nominee for President in 2012. Up until last week I was hoping Sarah Palin would be able to rise above the series of bad press, negative attacks, lies and smears to be our next President. I found...
  • GOD'S TWO WITNESSES: REVELATION 11

    12/30/2009 5:53:53 PM PST · by freedomyes · 3 replies · 528+ views
    Allvoices ^ | Dec 30 | J. Grant Swank, Jr.
    Jesus informs John that Gentile pagans will have their diabolical way in Jerusalem for the last half (42 months divided by 12 equals three-and-a-half years) of the about-seven year Tribulation period, the latter closing out the Church Age. The Church Age began with the First Coming of Christ. The Church Age will conclude with the Second Coming of Christ. The “trampling” includes the AntiChrist desecrating the next Temple to be constructed as well as laying low by his armies’ might the city of Jerusalem.
  • iPhone worms can create mobile botnets

    12/23/2009 2:10:23 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 17 replies · 786+ views
    The Register ^ | 12/22/2009
    A detailed analysis of the most malign in a recent spate of iPhone worms points to future mobile botnet risks. The IKee-B (Duh) iPhone worm, released in late November, exploited default root passwords on jailbroken iPhones to turn the smartphones into botnet clients under the control of a server based in Lithuania. The worm affected iPhone users in The Netherlands, and specifically targeted customers of Dutch online bank ING Direct. Security researchers at SRI International - noted for top notch work in dissecting the Conficker botnet - published an analysis of the iPhone botnet on Monday that warns users of...
  • Microsoft Denies fault "Black Screen of Death" crashes

    12/01/2009 3:03:42 PM PST · by papasmurf · 29 replies · 911+ views
    blogs.technet.com ^ | 11/31/2009 | papasmurf
    Tuesday, December 01, 2009 12:19 PM by MSRCTEAM Reports of Issues with November Security Updates We’ve received questions about public reports that customers might be experiencing system issues with the November Security Updates (which some are referring to “Black Screen” issues). We’ve investigated these reports and found that our November Security Updates are not making changes to the system that these reports say are responsible for these issues. While these reports weren’t brought to us directly, from our research into them, it appears they’re saying that our security updates are making permission changes in the registry to the value for...
  • How Microsoft blindsided vulnerable Apple with Windows 7

    10/24/2009 4:16:49 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 141 replies · 3,040+ views
    TGDaily ^ | Thursday, October 22, 2009 18:05 | By Rob Enderle, principal analyst, Enderle Group
    I think the saying goes that those that don’t learn from history are destined to repeat it. This is likely to point with Apple this month as they sit stunned that Windows 7 is doing so well and they are left looking foolish with products priced out of the segment. Their big news this week was a couple of PCs, a new keyboard and a multi-touch mouse. This last will likely go down in history as one of the lamest devices yet as they should know, given the iPhone, that touch is connected to the screen and not anything else....
  • Top (Mac OS) X Security Myths

    09/23/2009 10:59:20 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 48 replies · 1,899+ views
    Channel Web ^ | 09/23/2009
    Myth 1: Macs Are Safer Than PCsThanks to aggressive marketing from Apple, Mac users often think they are impervious to the viruses, Trojans and numerous other assaults that have plagued Windows users for decades. Security experts say that if Mac users are less susceptible to attack, it's simply due to the fact that there are fewer viruses written for Macs than for Windows. That is rapidly changing, however, as Macs gain market share. Meanwhile, users who have the unfortunate experience of being attacked by information-stealing Trojans will likely have their systems compromised and their data stolen ... just like every...
  • Dell: Linux Netbook High Return Rate 'Non-Issue'

    08/13/2009 8:04:30 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 23 replies · 1,288+ views
    OS News ^ | August 12th | Thom Holwerda
    I think we can finally put a certain myth to rest that's been circling around the web for a while now. Microsoft often claimed that netbooks running Linux saw higher return rates than those running Windows, but according to Dell, this is utter nonsense. Todd Finch, Dell senior product marketing manager, spoke at OpenSource World, and in his talk he made it quite clear that Dell's Ubuntu netbooks see no higher return rates than the Windows variants, calling it a 'non-issue'. "They are making something of nothing," he said of Microsoft's claims.
  • Two new pieces of Mac malware surface—New worm and Trojan attack the Mac user

    06/10/2009 10:02:05 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 16 replies · 750+ views
    vnunet.com ^ | 11 Jun 2009 | Iain Thomson
    Two new pieces of malware for Apple computers have been found in the wild according to security firm Sophos. The first, Tored-Fam, is a worm that spreads via email attachments and is simply a variant on the well known Tored family of malware that has been in circulation since last year. [NEW? Not by a long shot!—Swordmaler] The worm collects email addresses and attempts to forward itself on. Analysis if the worm’s source code by Sophos suggests it is being used to build a Mac botnet dubbed Raedbot. This is being assembled by a malware writer dubbed Ag_Raed, who is...
  • Religious Leaders and Their End-Of-Time Predictions!

    06/08/2009 7:42:08 PM PDT · by jxb7076 · 15 replies · 1,087+ views
    hubpages.com ^ | 6/8/09 | JXB7076
    Prophets of Doom has been around probably since the beginning of man’s existence on earth. Whether one believe man was created by God from the dust of the earth, or he evolved from a sea creature, a monkey, or matter from a collision of the planets commonly known as the big bang. Whatever your preference for the origin of man it is no secret that from the time he began walking on planet earth he began predicting its end. It’s now estimated that more than 50% of the world population give doomsday prophets some credibility regarding “End Time Events” thereby...
  • Mac OS X worm: time to get worried?

    05/06/2009 12:49:42 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 12 replies · 670+ views
    ITWire ^ | Wednesday, 06 May 2009 | by Stephen Withers
    Symantec says a new worm targeting Mac OS X spreads via email and network shares. But is it really a threat?According to Symantec, the Tored worm spreads through network shares and by emailing itself to addresses gathered from the infected computer's Address Book. It opens a back door to the computer, allowing it to be conscripted into distributed denial of service attacks as well as logging keystrokes (which could be used to steal passwords and other confidential information). There is no indication that Tored can execute without user intervention. For example, Symantec does not seem to suggest that there are...
  • The Democrats pull neat trick (Porkulus)

    02/16/2009 9:19:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 633+ views
    The Florida Times-Union ^ | February 16, 2009
    If you want to push through the Democrat Party’s social agenda during a time of economic crisis, you attach it to a so-called “stimulus” package, and voila, you have what conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer calls an “abomination.” David Patten reporting in Newsmax.com on February 14th states that the “gargantuan” bill will actually cost closer to $3.27 trillion, including interest and increased spending many expanded Democrat programs (read pork) will create in the next decade. Here’s some of the pork: Three billion dollars in “neighborhood stabilization;” One point three billion dollars to bail out AMTRAK; that’s throwing bad money after bad:...
  • Fearmongers Never Quit

    02/10/2009 6:06:30 PM PST · by neverdem · 39 replies · 1,370+ views
    Hawaii Reporter ^ | 2/10/2009 | Jack Dini
    Since the 1960s Western Society has been in the grip of a remarkable and very dangerous psychological phenomenon. Again and again we have seen the rise of some great fear, centered on a mysterious new threat to human health and well-being. As a result, we are told, large numbers of people will suffer or die. Salmonella in eggs; listeria in cheese; BSE in beef; dioxins in poultry; the Millennium Bug; DDT; nitrate in water; vitamin B6; Satanic child abuse; asbestos; SARS; Asian bird flu—the list is seemingly endless. Indeed, we are currently in the grip of the greatest of such...
  • Microsoft's struggle to compete with 'free'

    01/25/2009 1:53:54 PM PST · by ShadowAce · 165 replies · 3,113+ views
    CNet News ^ | 23 January 2009 | Matt Asay
    Back in 2002, as Roy Schestowitz calls out, Microsoft was desperately trying to figure out a response to Linux. The problem wasn't Linux as a product-level competitor. The problem, as its Windows chief, Jim Allchin, told a small gathering of Microsoft partners (PDF), is that Linux changes the nature of software competition with odd things like "community" and "GPL licensing," the latter of which Microsoft didn't like one bit : We feel a huge threat from Linux. Maybe we shouldn't, which is a question you could answer from your perspective...There's Linux the community. We're going to learn from Linux the...
  • Scientists Discuss Replicating Volcano’s Effect to Cool Climate

    12/01/2008 1:49:00 PM PST · by Zakeet · 52 replies · 1,836+ views
    CNS News ^ | December 1, 2008 | Sara Burrows
    Scientists discussed the merits and demerits of pumping sulfur into the Earth’s atmosphere as a temporary “fix” to global warming at a forum hosted in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 21 by the American Meteorological Society (AMS). The idea is to artificially re-create the effects of volcanic eruptions to temporarily cool the planet. In 2006, Nobel Prize-winning chemist Paul Crutzen and National Center for Atmospheric Research Senior Scientist Tom Wigley suggested that “geo-engineering” might be used as a quick, but temporary, remedy for global warming. This idea was one of the issues discussed at the AMS forum. “In particular, Crutzen and...
  • Apple disclosing more vulnerabilities than any other vendor

    08/12/2008 6:01:43 AM PDT · by BRK · 127 replies · 224+ views
    Computerworld Australia vis Infoworld.com ^ | Aug 6, 2008 | Darren Pauli
    Apple has taken the place of Microsoft for disclosing more vulnerabilities than any other vendor, according to an IBM security report. The company rose from second place in 2007 to take the top spot away from Microsoft, which had fallen into third place behind open source content management system Joomla.
  • iPhone 3G - good, but not good enough for business

    07/06/2008 1:29:19 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 13 replies · 1,083+ views
    ITBusiness Canada ^ | 07/04/2008 | Al Sacco
    Apple made some progress on the iPhone security/management front, but it has a looooooong way to go before truly satisfying enterprise concerns - or becoming a suitable alternative to BlackBerry or Windows Mobile, for that matter.After months of speculation, Apple unveiled its next-generation smartphone, the iPhone 3G and solidified its push into the enterprise mobile space with a spattering of business-specific announcements. But how well did these enhancements to the uber-popular device and its software measure up to enterprise users' expectations? Last week, in anticipation of the iPhone 3G's arrival in stores —which, by the way, won't be for another...
  • Oz TV advises CO2-emitting children to die early

    06/03/2008 9:54:48 PM PDT · by wafflehouse · 40 replies · 77+ views
    The Register ^ | 6/3/08 | andrew orlowski
    Carbon Cult sickos are under fire for an interactive website that tells children they should die because they emit CO2. The Australian Broadcasting Corporation's "Planet Slayer" site invites young children to take a "greenhouse gas quiz", asking them "how big a pig are you?". At the end of the quiz, the pig explodes, and ABC tells children at "what age you should die at so you don’t use more than your fair share of Earth’s resources!" It's one of a number of interactive features that "Get the dirt on greenhouse without the guilt trips. No lectures. No multinational-bashing (well, maybe...