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  • 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod Unveiled

    03/10/2017 3:25:55 AM PST · by BraveMan · 102 replies
    Ultimate MotorCycling ^ | March 9, 2017 | Ron Lieback
    The mid-weight naked motorcycle craze is alive and strong in America. Yamaha has its FZ-07. Kawasaki its Z650. Others have updated previous mid-weights due to this craze, such as Ducati with its Monster 797 and Triumph its Street Triple 675. Harley-Davidson wants a bigger piece of this market. It’s answer? The 2017 Harley-Davidson Street Rod, which is the third member of the Street family that includes the base 750 and 500. This Street Rod offers more aggressive styling, and claimed improved handling over the Street 750. The engine’s design was borrowed from XG750 flat track platform, and makes a claimed...
  • Trump cancels Harley Davidson factory visit over planned protests: report

    01/31/2017 4:04:18 PM PST · by Historix · 66 replies
    President Trump's scheduled trip to a Harley-Davidson factory in Milwaukee on Thursday has been canceled over the likelihood of protests, CNN reported Tuesday. An administration official told the news network that the plans were scrapped after the motorcycle giant became uncomfortable with the threat of demonstrations. Over the weekend, massive protests broke out at airports across the country after Trump signed an executive order on Friday banning citizens of certain Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. Other large protests were planned for the president's Milwaukee visit, according to CNN. Trump was originally supposed to head to the factory for a...
  • FAS (Fed Am Scientist) Report: Iraqi Precursor Chemicals Stored Separately for Weapon-side Mixing

    06/04/2003 6:47:53 AM PDT · by HatSteel · 69 replies · 1,549+ views
    FAS.org ^ | Federation of American Scientists
    FAS | Nuke | Guide | Iraq | CW |||| Index | Search | Join FAS Chemical Weapons Programs Iraq started research into the production of chemical weapons agents in the 1970s and started batch production of agents in the early 1980s. At that stage, production was heavily reliant on the import of precursor chemicals from foreign suppliers. In 1982, early in the Iran-Iraq War, the Iraqis used riot control agents to repel Iranian attacks. They progressed to the use of CW agents in mid-1983 with mustard, and in March 1984 with tabun (the first use ever of a nerve...
  • “THE MARK LEVIN SHOW”– Monday, February-4-2013

    02/04/2013 2:25:08 PM PST · by Fudd Fan · 38 replies
    The Mark Levin Show ^ | Mark R. Levin
    The Legacy Lives On! Mark’s Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation “Conservatism is the antidote to tyranny precisely because its principles are the founding principles.” --Mark Levin in Liberty and TyrannyWelcome to “The Levin Lounge”… Step in and have a virtual FRink.Taking the country by storm, one radio station at a time – and kicking the BUTTS of the competition! Welcome all, to the most FUN LIVE THREAD on FreeRepublic.com! You can call Mark’s show: 1-877-381-3811
  • Two Proteins Offer a 'Clearer' Way to Treat Huntington’s Disease (by clearing misfolded proteins!)

    07/13/2012 6:42:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    ScienceDaily ^ | July 11, 2012 | NA
    In a paper published in the July 11 online issue of Science Translational Medicine, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified two key regulatory proteins critical to clearing away misfolded proteins that accumulate and cause the progressive, deadly neurodegeneration of Huntington's disease (HD). The findings explain a fundamental aspect of how HD wreaks havoc within cells and provides "clear, therapeutic opportunities," said principal investigator Albert R. La Spada, MD, PhD, professor of cellular and molecular medicine, chief of the Division of Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics and associate director of the Institute for...
  • History Channel Special 'Vietnam in HD' Shows War in Excruciating Detail (Starts Tonight!)

    11/08/2011 9:59:27 AM PST · by Scythian · 44 replies
    In honor of Veterans’ Day, the History Channel is premiering a new, six-hour series, “Vietnam in HD.” Following the success of its Emmy-winning series, “WWII in HD,” the History Channel’s new documentary focuses on one of the most controversial chapters in U.S. history: the conflict in Vietnam. Culling thousands of hours of uncensored footage from war correspondents and never-before seen film shot by soldiers on the front lines, “Vietnam in HD” follows firsthand accounts of veterans who served during the conflict in Vietnam. The footage has been converted into state-of-the art HD, so at times it feels as if...
  • Harley-Davidson To Build Bikes in India: (Obama Abandons Another American Icon To Overseas)

    11/08/2010 7:31:40 AM PST · by MindBender26 · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Harley-Davidson, the iconic American motorcycle brand with a cult-like following, has announced it has chosen to build its second assembly plant ever outside the United States in India. The "complete knock down" plant or CKD is expected to be up and running in the northern Indian state of Haryana in first half of 2011. Parts made in America will be put together for the Indian market in Haryana.
  • VANITY: What kind of TV to buy -- ours broke!

    09/28/2010 3:48:34 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 126 replies
    living room | 09/28/10 | self
    The volume control, which has been iffy for a year, finally quit working at all on our old "little" HD TV in the living room. We need a new TV rather quickly, and I am overwhelmed both by the offers around online AND the desires of certain young family members. This should be in the 40s, inchwise, great quality so we don't have to buy one in the near future again, and good for watching movies, TV, sports, Netflix/other computer applications, and serious video gaming. Basically everything! What would you get, or what have you recently purchased that you like?
  • A Truly Remarkable Series: World War II in HD - Video

    11/19/2009 6:27:07 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 20 replies · 693+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 19, 2009 | BrianinMO
    The History Channel is airing this week a truly remarkable series - World War II HD: WWII in HD is the first-ever World War II documentary presented in full, immersive HD color. Culled from thousands of hours of lost and rare color archival footage gathered from a worldwide search through basements and archives, WWII in HD will change the way the world sees this defining conflict. Using footage never before seen by most Americans--converted to HD for unprecedented clarity--viewers will experience the war as if they were actually there, surrounded by the real sights and sounds of the battlefields.Here are...
  • As profit plummets, Harley to cut 1,000 more jobs

    07/16/2009 9:40:31 AM PDT · by 10Ring · 35 replies · 905+ views
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | July 16, 2009 | Rick Barrett
    Nearly half of the 1,000 job cuts announced by Harley-Davidson Inc. on Thursday will come from Wisconsin, the company says. Of the 1,000 jobs to be eliminated, about 480 will come from Wisconsin, including the elimination of 300 hourly production positions. About 180 salaried employees will lose their jobs here, including 100 from Harley-Davidson Financial Services. The production of Harley-Davidson Sportster engines in Wauwatosa will be shut down for about 14 weeks late this year, including the company's entire fourth quarter.
  • Motorcycle Humor Pic

    09/30/2008 11:02:27 PM PDT · by Spktyr · 144 replies · 2,975+ views
    Internet Forums ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Spotted this on another forum. It may take a second to puzzle it out. :D
  • HD enthusiasts crying foul over cable TV's crunched signals

    04/21/2008 8:09:46 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies · 109+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 21, 2008 | CHRIS WILLIAMS,
    As cable TV companies pack ever more HD channels into limited bandwidth, some owners of pricey plasma, projector and LCD TVs are complaining that they're not getting the high-def quality they paid for. They blame the increased signal compression being used to squeeze three digital HD signals into the bandwidth of one analog station. The problem is viewers want more HD channels at a time when many cable and satellite providers are at the limits of their capacity... "They have to figure out a way to deliver more HD content through their distribution networks," ... Compressing the signal is cheaper...
  • Toshiba Announces Discontinuation of HD DVD Businesses

    02/19/2008 9:02:21 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 100 replies · 326+ views
    Toshiba, Japan (article in Engrish) ^ | 19 February 2007 | Toshiba Corporate Announcement
    Company Remains Focused on Championing Consumer Access to High Definition Content TOKYO--Toshiba Corporation today announced that it has undertaken a thorough review of its overall strategy for HD DVD and has decided it will no longer develop, manufacture and market HD DVD players and recorders. This decision has been made following recent major changes in the market. Toshiba will continue, however, to provide full product support and after-sales service for all owners of Toshiba HD DVD products. HD DVD was developed to offer consumers access at an affordable price to high-quality, high definition content and prepare them for the digital...
  • Toshiba to pull the plug on HD DVD? (Rumoured to be conceding defeat in format war)

    02/15/2008 1:39:43 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 48 replies · 2,324+ views
    Pocket Lint (Gadget News and Reviews: UK) | 15 February 2008 8:57 GMT | Amy-Mae Elliott
    NEWS: 15 February 2008 8:57 GMT - A movie news site is reporting that Toshiba is a matter of weeks away from conceding defeat of its HD DVD format in the next-gen high-def disc format war, giving in to Blu-ray's market dominance. The Hollywood Reporter states: "Toshiba is widely expected to pull the plug on its HD DVD format sometime in the coming weeks, reliable industry sources say, after a rash of retail defections that followed Warner Home Video's announcement in early January that it would support only the rival Blu-ray Disc format after May". "An announcement is coming soon",...
  • Toshiba to drop HD DVD, sources say

    02/14/2008 6:20:09 PM PST · by Snickering Hound · 68 replies · 106+ views
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 2-15-08 | Thomas K. Arnold and Erik Gruenwedel
    The format war has turned into a format death watch. Toshiba is widely expected to pull the plug on its HD DVD format sometime in the coming weeks, reliable industry sources say, after a rash of retail defections that followed Warner Home Video's announcement in early January that it would support only the rival Blu-ray Disc format after May. Officially, no decision has been made, insists Jodi Sally, vp of marketing for Toshiba America Consumer Products. "Based on its technological advancements, we continue to believe HD DVD is the best format for consumers, given the value and consistent quality inherent...
  • Warner goes Blu-ray exclusive

    01/04/2008 1:22:21 PM PST · by ECM · 40 replies · 92+ views
    Engadget ^ | Jan 4th 2008 3:47PM | Darren Murph
    In response to consumer demand, Warner Bros. Entertainment will release its high-definition DVD titles exclusively in the Blu-ray disc format beginning later this year, it was announced today by Barry Meyer, Chairman & CEO, Warner Bros. and Kevin Tsujihara, President, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. "Warner Bros.' move to exclusively release in the Blu-ray disc format is a strategic decision focused on the long term and the most direct way to give consumers what they want," said Meyer. "The window of opportunity for high-definition DVD could be missed if format confusion continues to linger. We believe that exclusively distributing in...
  • Much (HD) Ado About Nothing

    08/23/2007 8:06:16 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 3 replies · 865+ views
    The Inside Straight ^ | 08/23/07 | vanity
    On a very dull morning, I decided to explore the much-touted High Definition channels. Big mistake.
  • HDTV choices not all black and white ( Bigger is better )

    05/28/2007 7:39:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 44 replies · 2,150+ views
    rmn...Daily Camera ^ | May 28, 2007 | Todd Neff
    physicist says multiple factors affect picture quality. If you own a high-definition TV, don't read Edward Kelley's new tipsheet for folks in the market for plasma, LCD and other high-end displays. He doesn't want to ruin your day. Kelley is a physicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Flat Screen Display Laboratory in Boulder. He wrote most of what one in the industry called "a bible" for the industrial testing and certification of flat-panel screens. Kelley's tipsheet opens sternly, with an all-caps warning. "SOME PEOPLE HAVE FOUND THAT THE FOLLOWING MATERIAL HAS REDUCED THEIR ABILITY TO ENJOY THEIR...
  • What's the Matter with HDMI?

    05/19/2007 9:16:19 AM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies · 484+ views
    Audioholics ^ | May 18, 2007 | Kurt Demke
    How the designers of the HDMI standard screwed up, and what's to be done about it. HDMI is a format which was designed primarily to serve the interests of the content-provider industries, not to serve the interests of the consumer. The result is a mess, and in particular, the signal is quite hard to route and switch, cable assemblies are unnecessarily complicated, and distance runs are chancy. Why is this, and what did the designers of the standard do wrong? And what can we do about it? The story begins with another badly-developed standard, DVI. A few years ago, there...
  • Blu-ray aims to oust DVDs within three years ~ "Within three years it will just be Blu-ray,"......

    03/15/2007 1:50:22 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 36 replies · 511+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Mar 15, 2007 1:34PM EDT | Lucas van Grinsven, European Technology Correspondent
    HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) - The Blu-ray disc association said on Thursday it aimed to replace the DVD storage format within three years. "Within three years it will just be Blu-ray," Frank Simonis, the Blu-ray Disc Association's European chairman, said at the CeBIT technology trade show. Blu-ray, which offers five times more storage capacity than DVDs for storing high definition films and other content, will first have to beat the rival HD-DVD format which offers somewhat lower storage capacity but claims cheaper production of players, burners and discs. Measured in the number of players, Blu-ray is already well ahead of HD...