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  • Ann Coulter: Mitt Romney Will Lose in 2012 (Now She Says Yes To Romney in 2016?)

    04/07/2014 8:14:29 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 119 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/2/2012 | Anti Rinos
    "...If we don't run Chris Christie, Romney will be the nominee and we'll lose."
  • The Strange Politics of Google Autocomplete

    12/07/2013 12:20:46 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | December 06, 2013 | MEGAN GARBER
    In the late 1930s, as humans managed to launch yet another war that would fail to end all wars, H.G. Wells wrote a series of essays laying out a plan for a better world. Wells, a novelist, reformer and sometime historian, believed that technology could connect people in ways that had never before been possible, joining them in a network and uniting their wisdom into a kind of synaptic and singular mind. The structure Wells imagined would be, he declared, “a sort of mental clearinghouse for the mind, a depot where knowledge and ideas are received, sorted, summarized, digested, clarified,...
  • Science is in a reproducibility crisis: How do we resolve it?

    09/23/2013 1:09:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Phys.org ^ | Sep 20, 2013 | Fiona Fidler and Ascelin Gordon
    Over the past few years, there has been a growing awareness that many experimentally established “facts” don’t seem to hold up to repeated investigation. This was highlighted in a 2010 article in the New Yorker entitled The Truth Wears Off and since then, there have been many popular press accounts of different aspects of science’s current reproducibility crisis. These include an exposé of the increasing number of retractions by scientific journals and damning demonstrations of failures to replicate high profile studies. Articles in recent days have discussed how the majority of scientists might be more interested in funding and fame...
  • 37 Essential Life Hacks Every Human Should Know

    08/17/2013 5:27:15 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 105 replies
    buzzfeed ^ | August 13, 2013 at 9:27pm EDT | CAlmond
    " Life hacks are all about making life easier. From people stealing your pens to getting out that last bit of Nutella, there’s a life hack for everything. --- 8. Visa gift cards work for free trials....11. Use Post-it notes to clean crap out of your keyboard.....18. A wet paper towel in the freezer will cool down a beer in two minutes.....25. Never waste the Nutella.....28. Bacon. Freaking. Pancakes....36. The correct way to make a BLT......37. Boil eggs with ease.....
  • 19 fast food hacks that will change the way you order

    07/28/2013 9:16:34 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 44 replies
    Financial Post ^ | July 26, 2013 | Ashley Lutz
    Fast food is all about convenience and affordability. But there are ways you can make a trip to the local McDonald’s or Burger King feel like a VIP experience. Two Reddit forums revealed tips from fast food employees and savvy customers. We pulled out the best tricks that could enhance your next dining experience. From customizing your Taco Bell order to getting a cheaper “Big Mac,” these tips could change your fast food orders forever...
  • Clever Hacks Give Google Glass Many Unintended Powers

    07/17/2013 4:21:07 PM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/17/13 | Steve Henn
    At Philz Coffee in Palo Alto, Calif., a kid who looks like he should still be in high school is sitting across from me. He's wearing Google Glass. As I stare into the device's cyborg eye, I'm waiting for its tiny screen to light up. Then, I wait for a signal that Google Glass has recognized my face. It isn't supposed to do that, but has hacked it. "Essentially what I am building is an alternative operating system that runs on Glass but is not controlled by Google," he said. Balaban wants to make it possible to do all sorts...
  • Hacking the Papal Election

    03/15/2013 8:31:24 AM PDT · by zeugma · 7 replies
    Crypto-Gram ^ | 3/15/13 | Bruce Schneier
    Hacking the Papal Election As the College of Cardinals prepares to elect a new pope, security people like me wonder about the process. How does it work, and just how hard would it be to hack the vote? The rules for papal elections are steeped in tradition. John Paul II last codified them in 1996, and Benedict XVI left the rules largely untouched. The "Universi Dominici Gregis on the Vacancy of the Apostolic See and the Election of the Roman Pontiff" is surprisingly detailed. Every cardinal younger than 80 is eligible to vote. We expect 117 to be voting....
  • (Hacker) Anonymous Goes on Megaupload Revenge Spree

    01/19/2012 6:56:30 PM PST · by Razzz42 · 32 replies
    gizmodo.com ^ | January 19, 2012 | Sam Biddle
    DoJ, RIAA, MPAA, and Universal Music All Offline Anonymous has sure been quiet lately, but today's federal bust of Megaupload riled 'em up good: a retaliatory strike against DoJ.gov (and plenty of other foes) leaving them completely dead. DownForEveryoneOrJustMe.com is reporting the department's site as universally nuked, and an Anonymous-affiliated Twitter account is boasting success. This is almost certainly the result of a quickly-assembled DDoS attack—and easily the widest in scope and ferocity we've seen in some time. If you had any doubts Anonymous is still a hacker wrecking ball, doubt no more. The combination of the hacking nebula's SOPA...
  • As political season heats up, Politico’s Web traffic cools down

    12/22/2011 8:42:36 PM PST · by Fred · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 22, 2011 | Josh Peterson
    New independent circulation numbers show a sharp decline in readership of Politico and other left-leaning news websites, an ominous trend for the suburban Virginia-based news outlet and its peers as Americans head into an election year. Recently published and publicly available Web traffic data indicates that “unique visitor” traffic to politico.com in November 2011 was 15 percent lower than in the previous month, and 31 percent lower than in November 2010. The data, from Compete, Inc., also show an overall two-year decline. Political websites gain and lose readers throughout election cycles, with presidential election years trending higher in unique Web...
  • How to silence the media (email to the editor)

    09/14/2011 5:26:28 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 3 replies
    WND ^ | September 14th | Larry Pierson
    (scroll down, toward the bottom) One way to put a stop to the left-stream news media's blatant and obvious bias is to file lawsuits changing their status from "the press" to a political contribution group of some sort or another. Federal law currently specifies many of their actions be severely curtailed during the 60 days prior to the November elections, forcing them to shut down. Larry Pierson
  • Fired IT manager hacks into CEO's presentation, replaces it with porn

    06/24/2011 1:01:29 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies
    Sophos ^ | 6/22/11
    Imagine you're giving a presentation to the board of directors at your company. You have your PowerPoint slides all ready, you're projecting onto a 64 inch screen... what could possibly go wrong? Well, what would you do if your carefully composed presentation was replaced on the big screen by images of a naked woman? My guess is that you wouldn't know where to put your laser pointer.. 52-year-old Walter Powell used to be an IT manager at Baltimore Substance Abuse System Inc, until he was fired in 2009. Clearly someone who believed that revenge should be served red hot, Powell...
  • NRA chief wants Holder resignation

    05/12/2011 5:17:36 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 20 replies
    politico.com ^ | 4/30/11 2:09 PM EDT | JAMES HOHMANN
    Representative Darrell Issa on his Exchange with Attorney General Eric Holder May 3, 2011 - Darrel Issa questions Eric Holder on Gunnruner
  • Maine Turnpike Authority: Driving Maine’s Professional Left

    02/01/2011 8:15:50 AM PST · by Atomic Vomit · 9 replies
    maine freedom forum ^ | 1/31/2011 | Sam Adolphsen
    According to OPEGA, MTA gave out a grand total of $454,238 in “sponsorships” and “donations” to many groups that have nothing to do with the mission of the MTA. Some other groups on the receiving end of this toll-payer funded spending spree: $3,255 to GrowSmart Maine, a lobbying group who’s biggest accomplishment is helping to secure $67 million in bonds for Lands for Maine’s Future and “community development.” $27,000 to the Maine Preservation Foundation that, among other things, seeks to “provide grants to educators to introduce preservation in the schools.” (It just so happens that the Executive Director of MTA,...
  • What if Obama isn't an Ideologue?

    01/17/2011 2:55:15 AM PST · by Scanian · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | January 17, 2011 | Bruce Walker
    Many conservatives have noted Barack Obama's Marxist roots. They fear that our president may be a radical ideologue, a loather of American values, a false Christian more likely to follow the Koran than the Bible, a slavish disciple of the odious Alinsky. They may be right. But there is another possibility: Barack Obama may be nothing more than a purely political animal, committed to nothing at all except his own fame, his own pleasure, and his own power. Grasping this possibility requires understanding that those on the "Left" are overwhelmingly nihilists hungry for power: people who no more believe in...
  • Democrats Behind Tea Party Cyber Attacks?

    10/23/2010 10:39:42 PM PDT · by csd · 10 replies
    Beforeitsnews.com ^ | October 24, 2010 | Militant Libertarian
    Speculation is rife that Democrat activists or even the Obama administration itself may have been responsible for an attack which brought down a prominent Tea Party website right as the organization targeted was running a major fund-raising drive and on the day after Obama directed the Pentagon to attack “cyberthreats” within the United States. The FreedomWorks website was attacked at 6:55am yesterday morning as the organization’s server was penetrated and completely wiped out by a “sophisticated hacker” on the very day of the group’s donation drive to support Tea Party candidates running in the imminent mid-term elections. The attack also...
  • 10 Bizarre-but-True Ways Your Home Is Susceptible to Hackers

    06/03/2010 5:30:15 PM PDT · by Doogle · 47 replies · 2,116+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 06/03/10 | By John Brandon
    Reality is scarier than fiction -- especially when it comes to what hackers can do. In many bizarre-but-true ways, your home is wide open to hacker attacks. Right now. While you're reading this, a criminal could be logging in to your router and using it as a porn server. He could be using a Bluetooth "sniper rifle" (like the one shown above) to tap into your phone while you chat by the window. He could even physically steal your printer and capture from its circuitry the financial records you printed last week. Here are 10 scary -- and real --...
  • Toll Collectors Gone Wild

    02/23/2010 5:48:48 PM PST · by LostInBayport · 11 replies · 969+ views
    The Smoking Gun ^ | February 22, 2010 | uncredited
    FEBRUARY 22--The overwhelming majority of New Jersey state employees are courteous, hard-working individuals eager to aid the public for whom they work. And then there is the small number of toll collectors employed by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority who regularly go rogue on motorists. On the following pages you'll find an entertaining selection of complaint letters sent to turnpike officials by motorists who ran into assorted trouble when trying to pay their way on the Garden State Parkway or the New Jersey Turnpike. More than 550 letters--covering the past 18 months and addressing a variety of types of complaints--were...
  • China Wasn't The Source Of The Hacks, eh?

    02/19/2010 7:07:46 AM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 529+ views
    The Market Ticker ^ | 2-10-2010 | Karl Denninger
    China Wasn't The Source Of The Hacks, eh?Friday, February 19. 2010 Posted by Karl Denninger in International at 08:55 If you remember China's government claimed that the hack attacks on Google and elsewhere didn't originate in China and angrily lashed out at Google (and others) for suggesting that they were involved. Well? SAN FRANCISCO — A series of online attacks on Google and dozens of other American corporations have been traced to computers at two educational institutions in China, including one with close ties to the Chinese military, say people involved in the investigation. And if you remember, China's military...
  • Insurgents Hack U.S. Drones (WHAT?)

    12/17/2009 3:15:05 AM PST · by Mikey_1962 · 51 replies · 2,369+ views
    WSJ ^ | 12/17/09 | SIOBHAN GORMAN, YOCHI J. DREAZEN and AUGUST COLE
    WASHINGTON -- Militants in Iraq have used $26 off-the-shelf software to intercept live video feeds from U.S. Predator drones, potentially providing them with information they need to evade or monitor U.S. military operations. Senior defense and intelligence officials said Iranian-backed insurgents intercepted the video feeds by taking advantage of an unprotected communications link in some of the remotely flown planes' systems. Shiite fighters in Iraq used software programs such as SkyGrabber -- available for as little as $25.95 on the Internet -- to regularly capture drone video feeds, according to a person familiar with reports on the matter. U.S. officials...
  • Sarah Palin Attacks the 11 AP Hacks Assigned to Destroy Her Book

    11/15/2009 6:24:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 43 replies · 2,004+ views
    GatewayPundit.FirstThings ^ | November 15th, 2009
    Sarah Palin Attacks the 11 AP Hacks Assigned to Destroy Her Book November 15, 2009 Jim Hoft It looks like Sarah Palin learned a thing or two from the election. Today she slammed the 11 AP fact-checkers assigned to pick apart her book. From her facebook page: Really? Still Making Things Up? …Amazingly, but not surprisingly, the AP somehow nabbed a copy of the book before it was released. They’re now erroneously reporting on the book’s contents and are repeating many of the same things they spewed during the campaign and afterwards. We’ve heard 11 writers are engaged in this...
  • Howie Carr thread week of June 7, 2009

    06/06/2009 9:09:42 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 15 replies · 1,330+ views
    howiecarr.com ^ | 06/07/09 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread starting w/ his Sunday Herald column
  • Jackie Clegg Dodd making big bucks … since marrying Senator Dodd

    05/04/2009 4:15:12 AM PDT · by libertarian27 · 8 replies · 631+ views
    RadioVice Online ^ | May 3, 2009 | Jim Vicevich
    Making work pay … Washington DC style. My guess is this isn’t what Hope n Change was talking about. The Courant does the digging. Every day we see more and more why people will spend so much money for a job that pays so little. Today’s Hartford Courant reports that Dodd’s wife, Jackie Clegg has seen her income soar since marrying the Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. No … nothing illegal here on its surface, and in fact that is the problem. As the Courant points out, appointing the spouses or relatives of high powered Congress people to corporate...
  • THE FIRST 100 DAYS: An Administration Filled With Far-Left Extremists

    04/25/2009 9:47:05 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 12 replies · 570+ views
    Fox News / Fox Forum ^ | 04/25/2009 | EagleUSA
    Longtime conservative leader Morton Blackwell, a Reagan administration alumni and once the youngest Goldwater delegate at the GOP convention, is perhaps best know as the originator of the phrase “Personnel is policy.” Blackwell’s observation speaks a great truth about American government. Since no one man or woman can do it all, alone, we have followed the French in the development of bureaucratic systems that allow for power and authority to be delegated to subordinates who are responsible, on a daily basis, for the administration of public policy. It is these people, even more than the president, who directly impact the...
  • Howie Carr thread week of Feb 1, 2009

    02/01/2009 4:34:47 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 31 replies · 1,859+ views
    howiecarr.com ^ | 02/01/09 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread starting with his Sunday Herald column
  • City schools to have 2-hour delay day after Super Bowl (Gotta love the Teacher's Union)

    01/31/2009 8:32:51 PM PST · by Cyberrat · 25 replies · 807+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 1-29-09 | Joe Smydo
    The Pittsburgh Public Schools will operate on a two-hour delay Monday because of the Super Bowl, Superintendent Mark Roosevelt said today.
  • Howie Carr thread week of Jan. 4, 2009

    01/04/2009 5:41:30 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 27 replies · 1,550+ views
    howiecarr.com ^ | 01/04/09 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread starting with his Sunday Herald column. By the way starting tomorrow, the Felon, Tom Finneran loses a half hour of his show--or technically an hour. He is moving to 5:30-9 am (from 6-10 am) so Ingraham will now have all 3 hours of her "healthy radio addiction" 9-noon. And from what I hear, the 5:30-6 am segment will be a "radio rewind" of the previous day's show so now FelonMan, with his new permanent co-host Todd Feinburg, will only have to do 3 hours every day. Nice work if you can get it Mistah Speakah! In the dreaded...
  • Gone in 2 minutes: Mac gets hacked first in contest (website-based exploit)

    03/27/2008 2:58:47 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 33 replies · 1,369+ views
    MacWorld ^ | 3/27/08 | Robert McMillan
    Gone in 2 minutes: Mac gets hacked first in contest by Robert McMillan It may be the quickest US$10,000 Charlie Miller ever earned.He took the first of three laptop computers -- and a $10,000 cash prize -- Thursday after breaking into a MacBook Air at the CanSecWest security conference's PWN 2 OWN hacking contest.Show organizers offered a Sony Vaio, Fujitsu U810 and the MacBook as prizes, saying that they could be won by anybody at the show who could find a way to hack into each of them and read the contents of a file on the system, using a...
  • Carville and Begalla banned

    01/26/2008 10:58:21 PM PST · by robo_tek · 32 replies · 120+ views
    Talking Points Memo Blog ^ | 1-26-08 | robo_tek
    Exclusive: After Obama Complaints, CNN Bans James Carville And Paul Begala From Appearing As Analysts Until Dem Primary Is Settled January 24, 2008 -- 7:11 PM EST
  • Republican Presidential Candidates On Immigration Issues (Updated)

    01/09/2008 3:47:41 PM PST · by pissant · 43 replies · 41+ views
    Numbers USA ^ | 1/9/2008 | Roy Beck
    ASSESSMENTS CHANGE WITH THE CANDIDATES: The NumbersUSA staff updates the candidate information pages every day. NumbersUSA Founder and CEO Roy Beck looks at those updates and adjusts his grading of the candidates based on the newest information of changes in candidate comments. ROY BECK’S CRITERIA FOR ASSESSING: “I look at these candidates ONLY in terms of what they have done about immigration and what they are promising to do on the issue. “I grade all these candidates on how well they promise to carry out the recommendations of two national commissions in the 1990s and on other widely accepted goals...
  • Gov on gay-wed votes: Let’s make a deal [MA Gov buying votes with jobs]

    05/10/2007 6:11:40 AM PDT · by PajamaTruthMafia · 13 replies · 710+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 4/10/07 | Casey Ross
    Gov. Deval Patrick has dangled job offers in front of anti-gay-marriage lawmakers to persuade them to switch their votes and kill a proposed constitutional ban on same-sex nuptials, sources said. Two sources close to the gay-marriage debate said Patrick has used the controversial tactic as lobbying has intensified in recent weeks. The Legislature adjourned a Constitutional Convention yesterday without voting on the proposed ban, tabling the matter until a session scheduled for June 14. Supporters of gay marriage said Patrick has worked extremely hard behind the scenes to defeat the proposed ban, and the sources said those efforts have included...
  • California proposal would give lawmakers more time in one office (would benefit Nunez and Perata)

    02/15/2007 9:31:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 333+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/15/07 | Steve Lawrence - ap
    Two campaign consultants with close ties to the Legislature and governor proposed a ballot initiative Thursday that would modify California's term limits and give some current lawmakers a shot at an additional four to six years in office. The measure, which supporters hope to put on the ballot in February, would let lawmakers serve up to 12 years, spending all their time in one house or splitting it between the two chambers. State law now limits lawmakers to six years in the Assembly and eight in the Senate. They can serve a total of 14 years with stints in both...
  • Hack Hotline rings loud and clear in Lynn

    01/27/2007 11:47:21 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 7 replies · 564+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 1/28/07 | Howie Carr
    The hack du jour is Lynn Mayor Edward J. Clancy Jr. They call him Chip, on account of all the chips off the old block from his family who are slumbering on public payrolls. The Clancy family motto: “Once you go hack, you never come back.” Let’s start with his wife, Beth, an assistant clerk at the Essex Juvenile Court . . . and his brother James, an assistant clerk at the Salem Superior Court . . . and his brother-in-law Scott Mooney, who was just hired last summer at the Registry of Deeds in Salem as a “project manager”...
  • Pirates Spoof Vista's Enterprise Activation (It didn't take them long alert)

    12/09/2006 4:50:34 PM PST · by Zakeet · 73 replies · 3,006+ views
    Techweb ^ | December 8, 2006 | Gregg Keizer
    Pirates are circulating a hack that lets them activate counterfeit copies of Windows Vista using a spoofed server that Microsoft relies on to make sure enterprises switch on the new operating system. The software, loaded with the long name of "Microsoft.Windows.Vista.Local.Activation.Server-MelindaGates" is available on several pirate Web sites. It spoofs a Key Management Service server, one of the two technologies that Microsoft debuted last month that let businesses activate a large number of copies of Windows Vista. KMS requires that at least 25 PCs be connected to a corporation's network. Vista is the first version of Windows that Microsoft requires...
  • Get Jim in Here, Pronto!

    11/14/2006 7:59:58 AM PST · by .cnI redruM · 17 replies · 1,031+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Tuesday, November 14, 2006; Page A31 | By Michael Kinsley
    If I told you that there was something in Washington called the Baker commission but didn't tell you what it was about, you still could probably name many of its members. If you are of a certain age, you might wonder, "Jim or Howard?" And you might have a quibble or two. Where is Dick Holbrooke? Does Sandra Day O'Connor's new availability mean that Madeleine Albright is out of luck from now on? Are they sure that Larry Eagleburger is still alive? But Vernon Jordan is there, along with Ed Meese and Alan Simpson and Lee Hamilton. This is one...
  • Marketing the new Dixie Chicks after they left country

    11/01/2006 2:32:23 PM PST · by beansox · 31 replies · 1,264+ views
    NY Press ^ | 11/1/2006 | Armond White
    POP POLITICS Marketing the new Dixie Chicks after they left country By Armond White Shut Up and Sing Directed by Barbara Kopple & Cecilia Peck How many times can celebrities insult President Bush and then complain that their freedom of speech is being questioned? The inability of celebrities to accept criticism is a theme that gets lost in Shut Up and Sing, the Dixie Chicks documentary that Barbara Kopple co-directed with Cecilia Peck. Kopple, best known for the landmark documentaries Harlan County and American Dream—films from the era when documentaries had integrity—is expected to bring her wide-ranging, deeply humane social...
  • Pols will make sure bell won’t toll for booth hacks

    10/21/2006 8:02:06 AM PDT · by Disturbin · 14 replies · 605+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | 10/20/06 | Howie Carr
    Fact: not a single Mass Pike toll taker has suffered a tragic career-ending injury since the bombshell announcement Wednesday afternoon that the tollbooths west of 128 may be coming down next summer. This can mean only one thing. The hacks don’t yet take the threat to their gainful unemployment seriously. Because if they were in fact worried, the carnage would have already begun in the toll plazas. Stools would be collapsing, cash drawers would be dropping onto flat feet, kinsmen of state reps and city councilors would be tumbling into holes, or slipping on ice or straining their backs, depending...
  • CA: Audit finds San Diego accounting chicanery

    07/29/2006 12:33:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 306+ views
    San Diego Reader ^ | 7/29/06 | Jennifer Vigil
    Budget analysts changed employee time cards to allow the San Diego City Attorney's Office to funnel extra money from lucrative special city accounts, according to results of an internal investigation released yesterday. City Attorney Michael Aguirre said the improper accounting, which took place from 1997 to 2004, included time cards being altered to reflect work for the wrong department, and part-time work billed as full-time. Questionable billing of other city departments continued in his office through this week, Aguirre acknowledged, even though he said he put new policies in place to stop the activities within a month after he took...
  • One final misstep for Matt

    07/28/2006 12:31:13 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 1 replies · 247+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 07/28/06 | Howie Carr
    online exclusive Fat Matt Amorello was a complete boob to the bitter end. Two weeks ago today, he had a deal on the table that would have paid him through the end of the 2007 fiscal year - $223,000. Here it is, exactly 14 days later. The bloated fool spent upwards of $1 million on white-shoed lawyers, and he ends up with a deal by which he leaves the payroll on Feb. 15, 4 1/2 months earlier than under the first deal. So Fat Matt is out $85,000 - and it cost him a million bucks to lose the money,...
  • Concrete panels fell in Fall River tunnel in '99

    07/14/2006 9:24:36 AM PDT · by edzo4 · 24 replies · 604+ views
    Providence journal ^ | 7/12/2006 | Paul Edward
    Concrete panels fell in Fall River tunnel in '99 Monday's Big Dig tunnel tragedy in Boston bears several similarities to falling concrete in a highway tunnel in Fall River. July 12, 2006 PAUL EDWARD PARKER Monday's Big Dig tunnel tragedy in Boston bears several similarities to a tunnel collapse in Fall River in 1999. On March 3 that year, several two-ton ceiling tiles fell from the roof of the tunnel that carries Route 195 under Fall River's city hall. Yesterday's collapse involved concrete ceiling tiles weighing three tons each. In both tunnels, the tiles were bolted to the structures above...
  • Accidental publicist

    05/04/2006 8:22:33 AM PDT · by bkwells · 6 replies · 300+ views
    Federal Computer Week ^ | 5/4/2006 | Michael Arnone
    Accidental publicist Agencies risk unwitting release of sensitive information using popular office software BY Michael Arnone Published on Apr. 10, 2006 A new front line of national and corporate security is emerging, and some of the most common document applications, including Microsoft Word documents and PDFs, are putting people on it without their knowledge. In the past several years, federal agencies and private-sector companies have released documents on the Internet that they thought did not contain sensitive content, but they actually did. That has led to embarrassment, scandals, firings and national security breaches when unintended readers discovered the hidden data....
  • Dixie Chicks Slam Lubbock & Buddy Holly

    05/02/2006 1:57:49 PM PDT · by beansox · 52 replies · 1,358+ views
    Rock icon's siblings perturbed at his portrayal in lyrics LUBBOCK, Texas A reference to late rock and roller Buddy Holly on the new Dixie Chicks album is drawing criticism from his brothers. In "Lubbock or Leave It," Natalie Maines of Lubbock sings: "I hear they hate me now/Just like they hated you./Maybe when I'm dead and gone/I'm gonna get a statue, too." Holly was born in Lubbock and his statue is downtown. He died in a 1959 plane crash in Iowa. Larry Holley doesn't know of anyone who hated his late sibling. Travis Holley says his late brother was proud...
  • Top 10 Windows XP Tips Of All Time

    04/22/2006 8:45:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies · 1,329+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Apr 21, | George Jones
    Despite all the hoopla about the introduction of Windows Vista, the truth of the matter is that the new OS isn't due for at least another seven to nine months — and it will probably be even longer before most of us start adopting it. Meanwhile, we've still got to deal with Win XP. In order to make the waiting easier, we've decided to assemble the greatest tips in the history of Windows XP. Here you'll find the tips that give you the most bang for your buck; that are most useful in terms of security, functionality, and PC performance;...
  • Bush quietly reshaping the Fed (CNN Money fearful that all Fed appointees are Bush)

    03/03/2006 12:35:02 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 12 replies · 489+ views
    Clymer News Network, "business" division ^ | 3/3/06 | By Chris Isidore, CNNMoney.com senior writer
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Few presidents have had the opportunity to shape the Federal Reserve the way President Bush has this year. Once Bush replaces Vice Chairman Roger Ferguson, the only Democrat on the Fed's board who resigned recently, four of the Fed's seven governors will have taken office in 2006, and all seven will be Bush appointees. Ben Bernanke became Fed chairman on Feb. 1, but he still has more seniority than two other Fed governors, with a third appointment due soon. That would make Bush only the third president to place all seven governors on the board, after...
  • Ronnie Earl has Dan Rather connections!!

    09/28/2005 1:16:00 PM PDT · by cody32127 · 48 replies · 2,688+ views
    Ronnie Earle.com ^ | Ronnie Earl
    This is straight from his website, Robin Rather is Document Danny boys Daughter The following fundraising events, given in Ronnie's honor, are hosted and sponsored by members of our community who have graciously offered their time, resources, and dedication to Ronnie's re-election campaign. Tuesday, October 3, 2000 "Protecting the Safety on which our Quality of Life Depends" Sponsored By: Mayor Kirk Watson Hon. Ben Barnes Lowell Lebermann Robin Rather & David Murray Mithoff & Jacks, LLP John Sharp Melissa Jones Stevens Thursday, October 12, 2000 "The Asian community celebrates Ronnie Earle's dedication and service to Austin" Sponsored By: Tommy Hodinh...
  • Pols guzzle gasoline payoffs, from your bank to their tank (Mass.--Let Them Eat Cake)

    09/10/2005 9:30:33 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 4 replies · 330+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 09/09/05 | Howie Carr
    Do you know the real reason the Legislature doesn't give a damn how much you're paying for gasoline? It's because they don't pay for their own gasoline. You do. The solons are the only people in Massachusetts who get paid for driving to work, and I use that word advisedly, since their ``work'' mainly consists of voting the way they're told to, not by their constituents, but by the leadership. Last week the Republicans in the House proposed a three-month suspension of the 21-cent-a-gallon state tax on gasoline. It was quickly shot down by the fat-cat Democratic leadership. ``It doesn't...
  • What the HELL is this?

    06/28/2005 3:50:36 PM PDT · by EUPHORIC · 73 replies · 1,980+ views
    Self | 06/28/2005 | Self
    Check out this weird block of text at the bottom of a SPAM message that came in here a while ago. Is this someones atempt at keyword spamming that accidentally got included in the SPAM email or is it perhaps a draft copy of Kofi Annan's latest speech leaked to the press before proofreading? Weird! Machine other however monday got behalf so for the mailing a correct device well for add smattering dealt guide am bush. Messages . done deprecatory bit an budd fine object parasitic and boost eighty of info curd puissant didn iraq correct long ancestry. General i...
  • GOP-HACK $MACK

    10/27/2004 12:06:28 AM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 7 replies · 421+ views
    NY Post ^ | ANDREA PEYSER
    October 26, 2004 -- A WORD of advice to New York City taxi drivers: If you support President Bush in this GOP-hostile town, keep your mouth shut. Last week, I introduced you to Etzer Jerome, who was fined $500 and had his hack license suspended for three weeks after he expressed fondness for Bush to a passenger. Well, he's not the first driver to run afoul of the unwritten Code of Politically Correct Cabby Conduct. Meet Mira Chaikin. Last summer, the 15-year taxi veteran disagreed with a passenger over the war in Iraq — which she favors. Chaikin was fined...
  • PRESS DISTORTIONS ARE OUTRAGEOUS:

    06/18/2004 6:53:36 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 14 replies · 224+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | Friday, June 18 2004 | Not Given
    The press is having a field day trying to spin the story that the 9/11 Commission has conclusively contradicted the White House on whether there were ties between Iraq and Al Qaeda. Yesterday The New York Times began their lead editorial titled The Plain Truth: It's hard to imagine how the commission investigating the 2001 terrorist attacks could have put it more clearly yesterday: there was never any evidence of a link between Iraq and Al Qaeda, between Saddam Hussein and Sept. 11. Now President Bush should apologize to the American people, who were led to believe something different. The...
  • ACLU / Board of Supervisors protest- Pictures from June 8

    Previous posts on this topic: Los Angeles Protest it's a cross the aclu cannot bear! Here are the pictures from the protest yesterday. There are about 70 pics, so I put them onto 3 pages.
  • Romney Renews Drive To Overhaul Pike [Good Luck!]

    12/18/2003 3:08:43 AM PST · by johnny7 · 4 replies · 133+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 12/18/2003 | Frank Phillips
    <p>Governor Mitt Romney is reviving his campaign to dilute the powers of Massachusetts Turnpike Authority chairman Matthew Amorello, but this time Amorello's legislative allies are ready to make changes in light of the chairman's recent missteps.</p> <p>Romney wants to overhaul the Turnpike Authority, reduce its functions, and diminish Amorello's clout. The governor's aides say he plans to include the reorganization in the budget proposal he will present to the House next month. The administration's proposal was designed to reap $190 million in one-time savings and to generate $23 million a year, offering badly needed revenue to leaders in the Legislature who are once again facing a major budget deficit. Lawmakers rebuffed a similar proposal from Romney earlier this year, but now Amorello has weathered a year of controversy that was capped off by Amorello's plans to throw a lavish party, with a Boston Pops performance, to celebrate the opening of the last significant section of the Big Dig. Amorello was forced to call off the event late last week, but some of his one-time allies at the highest levels of the legislative leadership are quietly distancing themselves from the Turnpike Authority chairman, who has a $205,000-a-year contract until his term expires in 2007.</p>