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  • Is this the greatest man-cave ever?

    11/24/2015 8:05:16 AM PST · by Kartographer · 82 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11/24/15 | Euan McLelland
    An expecting father has ensured he will suffer no sleepless nights when his pregnant girlfriend gives birth - by building a bunker 10ft under his back garden which is capable of surviving the apocalypse. Former plumber Colin Furze, 36, says he has dreamt of having his own secret lair since he was a child. So he spent two months building the 16ft x 20ft man cave underneath the garden of his modest semi-detached house in Stamford, Lincolnshire.
  • Dell security error widens as researchers dig deeper (Earlier problem is worse than was thought)

    11/23/2015 9:56:26 PM PST · by dayglored · 11 replies
    PCWorld ^ | Nov 23, 2015 | Jeremy Kirk
    Duo Security researchers found a second weak digital certificate on a new Dell Inspiron laptop The fallout from a serious security mistake made by Dell is widening, as security experts find more issues of concern. Researchers with Duo Security have found a second weak digital certificate in a new Dell laptop and evidence of another problematic one circulating. The issue started after it was discovered Dell shipped devices with a self-signed root digital certificate, eDellRoot, which is used to encrypt data traffic. But it installed the root certificate with the private encryption key included, a critical error that left many...
  • Percival Mackey & His Band "Mercenary Mary Selections" on UK Columbia 9062 (1925)

    11/23/2015 9:22:06 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1925 | Percival Mackey
    Percival Mackey & His Band plays "Mercenary Mary Selections" on UK Columbia 9062, issued in 1925. Mercenary Mary is a musical comedy with book and lyrics by William B. Friedlander & Isabel Leighton. Music is by Con Conrad & William B. Friedlander. The show was more popular in England than in America. The New York opening was at the Longacre Theatre on April 13, 1925. It closed in New York after 136 performances. In England it opened at the London Hippodrome on October 7, 1925, running for 262 performances.
  • Neil Young's $1m LincVolt hybrid convertible breaks down on outing with girlfriend Daryl Hannah

    11/23/2015 9:08:51 PM PST · by dennisw · 76 replies
    dailymail. ^ | 17 November 2015 | Caitlin O'toole For Dailymail.com
    However, on Monday the car refused to co-operate as its battery died. Exiting the 20-foot car, Splash star Daryl bundled up against the chill in a white cardigan fingerless black gloves. She wore green flared corduroy pants and pink, cats-eye sunglasses as she carried her bags. The stranded pair called a group of friends to help, and four men were later seen pushing the car to the side of the parking lot, before the couple climbed into a pal's car and sped off. Earlier this month, Neil posted a photo of his beloved LincVolt to social media with some details...
  • Original Havana Band "Great Camp Meeting" Noble Sissle song 1929

    11/21/2015 7:55:08 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1929 | Noble Sissle
    Original Havana Band plays the Noble Sissle song "Great Camp Meeting," recorded on January 14, 1929.
  • "Lucille" Johnny Marvin & His Orchestra on Perfect 15536 (1931)

    11/21/2015 7:38:36 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1931 | Johnny Marvin and his Orchestra
    "Lucille" is performed by Johnny Marvin & His Orchestra on Perfect 15536, recorded on October 8, 1931.
  • Amish man runs marathon in traditional slacks and suspenders

    11/21/2015 3:16:45 PM PST · by Daffynition · 69 replies
    AP via SeattlePI ^ | November 21, 2015 | staff reporter
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) ~ An Amish man turned heads as he whizzed by fellow runners at a recent marathon ~ not because of his speed but because of his unusual racing attire. Twenty-two-year-old Leroy Stolzfus finished the 26.2-mile Harrisburg Marathon on Nov. 8 in just over three hours and five minutes, all while wearing his community's traditional clothing, Pennlive.com reported
  • Remember Windows 1.0? It's been 30 YEARS (and you're officially old - A Nostalgic Retrospective)

    11/20/2015 6:15:33 PM PST · by dayglored · 95 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 20, 2015 | Shaun Nichols
    Microsoft's cash cow celebrates three decades of PC dominance On November 20, 1985, Microsoft unveiled its graphical operating system. Windows 1.0 offered a new way to navigate a PC, clicking a cursor on various boxes rather than scrolling through lines of text in order to navigate data and applications. While arguably less efficient than a command line, the graphical user interface (GUI) was more intuitive and easier for novice users to manage. Running Windows 1.0 required a PC running DOS 2.0 as well as two double-sided floppy disk drives, 256K of memory, and a new-fangled device known as a "graphics...
  • Just bought a Tokarev TT

    11/20/2015 3:59:33 PM PST · by Celtic Conservative · 38 replies
    11/20/15 | Celtic Conservative
    Just bought a Tokarev TT. Interesting pistol. It's been called the "Soviet 1911" and after disassembly and cleaning I can see why. Mine is a romanian model with a production date of 1956. To meet import regulations a frame mounted trigger safety has been added. It's fairly crisp and positive functioning, but just the same I don't think I'll be using it a lot. Most literature I've read on the TT doesn't recommend carry with a round chambered anyway. The Soviets carried them chamber empty. I'm looking forward to getting some range time with it when possible. I heard they're...
  • Buying Glock G 43

    11/20/2015 3:08:44 PM PST · by saleman · 51 replies
    me | 11/20/2015 | saleman
    Buying glock g 43. Or was.....
  • Bryce Harper wins first NL MVP in a landslide

    11/20/2015 6:04:30 AM PST · by pgkdan · 14 replies
    MASN Sports ^ | 11/19/2015 | Chris Johnson
    Bryce Harper has been named the National League Most Valuable Player in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. The announcement was made live on MLB Network tonight. Harper was a unanimous selection, easily beating the other two finalists, first basemen Paul Goldschmidt of the Diamondbacks and Joey Votto of the Reds. Goldschmidt finished second. The complete balloting results are available here. Harper is the youngest unanimous MVP in baseball history. Harper is the fourth-youngest MVP winner overall and the third in the NL behind Vida Blue (22 in 1971); Johnny Bench (22 in 1970); and Stan Musial (22...
  • "Until You Get Somebody Else" George Olsen & His Music vocal Fran Frey (1928)

    11/20/2015 3:48:21 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 2 replies
    Victor Talking Machine Co. ^ | 1928 | George Olsen and his Music
    "Until You Get Somebody Else" is played by George Olsen & His Music. Vocal is by Fran Frey. Issued in 1928.
  • Weekly Cooking Thread: THANKSGIVING EDITION cont'd.

    11/19/2015 3:24:16 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 69 replies
    The first dish I recall making when I began helping with the family Thanksgiving dinner, was my Aunt's recipe for Sweet Potato Souffle. If you don't like marshmallows (V K Lee, I'm talking to you!) they can be left out; but I think it would be tragic to leave out the raisins :-) I usually cheat on this: I don't whip the whites separately and fold them in - too much work for Thanksgiving, and it's wonderful even if you just throw it all together and mix it up. I also make the sweet potatoes the night before and refrigerate...
  • Microsoft gets Edge on blocking ad injectors (browser now blocks devious ads, toolbars, crapware)

    11/19/2015 8:04:44 AM PST · by dayglored · 24 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 19, 2015 | Darren Pauli
    Web scum foiled in Win 10 net ship. Microsoft has nixed the ability for its Edge browser to run unsigned dynamic link libraries (DLLs) in a move that will make life hard for dodgy extensions and ad injector merchants. Edge senior program manager Crispin Cowan says the update was dropped last week in the latest Windows 10 update and follows Redmond's plan to harden its web browsing asset. Last May Microsoft killed ActiveX and Browser Helper Objects making Edge faster and more stable, Cowan says. "Web browsers are an attractive target, because in-browser advertisements can be a significant source of...
  • Keefe Report: Ruger on the Frontline Against Terror

    11/18/2015 6:30:02 PM PST · by Jed Eckert · 36 replies
    American Rifleman ^ | November 16, 2015 | Mark Keefe
    As Americans are shocked and horrified by the carnage of another extremist Islamic attack in Paris-this one far worse than the Charlie Hebdo and Kosher market massacres-one of America's most popular rifles is once again on the frontline in the war against terror. And it's not a gun familiar from the nightly news. That gun is a nearly 30-year-old variant of the Ruger Mini-14 called the Mousqueton A.M.D., the latter is an abbreviation for Armement Moyen de Defense. The veteran rifles from Ruger have appeared on broadcasts around the world in hands of helmeted French police. And the guns are...
  • Update: Windows smartphone shipments nose-dive after strategic retreat (down 35% from 2014)

    11/18/2015 6:25:50 PM PST · by dayglored · 29 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | Gregg Keizer
    ...And 80% of Windows phone owners desert the ecosystem for Android or iOS. Windows phone shipments took a nose-dive in the third quarter, plummeting 35% from the same period in 2014, researcher Gartner said today. By comparison, total global smartphone shipments climbed 15% in the third quarter. Of the 353 million smartphones shipped in the September quarter worldwide, less than 6 million were powered by Microsoft's Windows, making Windows' share 1.7%, Gartner estimated, down from 3% in the same quarter of 2014. Windows phones shipments tumbled in some of the historic strongholds for the OS, said Roberta Cozza, a Gartner...
  • 33,600-piece Jigsaw Puzzle Completed

    11/18/2015 3:39:52 PM PST · by Daffynition · 39 replies
    Neatorama ^ | January 11, 2015 | Miss Cellania
    It took 450 hours of work, but redditor manne0708 finished a jigsaw puzzle with 33,600 pieces. She says it was accomplished over two and a half months, despite the interference of two dogs and a cat. There were a few pieces retrieved from the vacuum cleaner bag. She is considering donating it to a children’s hospital after it is sealed. The puzzle is called Wildlife, and it will cost you nearly $400. It*s not a world record puzzle, but it is the largest mass-produced puzzle on the market.
  • "Blue Night" Percival Mackey And His Band with vocalist Cavan O'Connor (1929)

    11/18/2015 12:15:26 AM PST · by Arthur McGowan
    YouTube ^ | 1929 | Percival Mackey
    Percival Mackey & His Band plays "Blue Night" on Metropole M 1134. Vocalist is Cavan O'Connor. This was recorded in February, 1929.
  • Microsoft to world: We've got open source Machine Learning too (Artificial Intelligence)

    11/17/2015 10:35:27 PM PST · by dayglored · 6 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 17, 2015 | Richard Chirgwin
    Help teach Cortana to say 'Sorry, Dave' Microsoft's decided that it, too, wants to open source some of its machine learning space, publishing its Distributed Machine Learning Toolkit (DMTK) on Github. Google released some of its code last week. Redmond's (co-incidental?) response is pretty basic: there's a framework, and two algorithms, but Microsoft Research promises it will get extended in the future. The DMTK Framework is front-and-centre, since that's where both extensions will happen. It's a two-piece critter, consisting of a parameter server and a client SDK. The parameter server has "separate data structures for high- and low-frequency parameters", Microsoft...
  • Boating accident - need help replacing CC pistol

    11/17/2015 9:58:21 PM PST · by America_Right · 53 replies
    Me | 11-17-2015 | Self
    Hi all, I lost all of my guns this past summer in a tragic boating accident in the middle of Lake Erie, and really need to replace my concealed carry pistol.Anyway, I was hoping I could get some ideas from you folks as to what I should get. I would like something small enough to fit in a pants pocket without being obvious, but still have some stopping power (.38 or 9mm). Of course, this is just what I would like, not what I necessarily need. If you have any other ideas for concealed carry, please feel free to add...
  • Jack Hylton & His Orchestra "The Pick Up"

    11/16/2015 7:30:42 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Jack Hylton
    Jack Hylton and His Orchestra plays "The Pick Up" on HMV B5882. The vocal is by Pat O'Malley. The song is featured in the film titled "Safety in Numbers."
  • Microsoft boffins build better crypto for secure medical data crunching

    11/16/2015 6:55:34 PM PST · by dayglored · 12 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 16, 2015 | Team Register
    Practical homomorphic encryption manual released As genome research - and the genomes themselves - get passed around the scientific community, the world's woken up to the security and privacy risks this can involve. A Microsoft research quintet has therefore published ways to help scientists work on genomic data while reducing the risk of data theft. The team published an informal manual to help scientists and other researchers to use the Simple Encrypted Arithmetic Library (SEAL). Homomorphic encryption is a technique in which software can operate on encrypted data without decrypting it. This would let hospitals and labs to work on...
  • Microsoft quietly slips out patched patch for Outlook – in camouflage (Windows Update Update)

    11/16/2015 6:38:12 PM PST · by dayglored · 12 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 16, 2015 | Iain Thomson
    Same name, very different results If you held back on installing November's Patch Tuesday updates last week after Microsoft fumbled an Outlook patch, it's apparently safe to go back in the water. Many IT managers and normal folks held off on last week's patching cycle after one Microsoft fix - KB 3097877 - broke several versions of Outlook. The error came in how the software handled fonts, and resulted in the email client crashing as soon as some emails were scrolled through. "We have re-released KB 3097877 for Windows 7 to address the Outlook difficulties that some customers experienced. We...
  • Camera Captures Man Stealing Guns From Worcester Armory

    11/16/2015 12:48:07 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 53 replies
    cbslocal ^ | 16 Nov 2015
    Police are looking for a light-skinned man between 5’7”-5’10” tall with a stocky build. He was wearing a white t-shirt and a dark colored vest. Also caught on surveillance was the man’s car, which appears to be a newer model dark colored BMW hatchback with dark rims.
  • Microsoft has pulled the plug on its failed music service, Zune

    11/16/2015 6:05:29 AM PST · by dayglored · 19 replies
    Herald Recorder ^ | Nov 16, 2015 | (none)
    Microsoft has officially buried its Zune music service, though it was already a distant memory for a lot of music fans. The Zune music service was discontinued on Sunday and users are now no longer able to stream or download content. Instead, Microsoft encourages users to try out their 3-year-old Groove Music, a digital music streaming service which boasts a music catalog of over 38 million tracks. Zune device owners are not affected and can continue to listen to and transfer music without a problem. Microsoft launched its Zune portable player and music service in 2006 as a response to...
  • Massive Windows 10 Update Has Three Nasty Surprises (Threshold 2 Problems)

    11/15/2015 6:20:35 PM PST · by dayglored · 52 replies
    Forbes (Tech) ^ | Nov 14, 2015 | Gordon Kelly
    'Threshold 2', Microsoft's massive Windows 10 update has brought lots of very positive changes... But unfortunately it has also been dogged by familiar controversy. Nasty Surprise #1: The 44% Bug Users have been reporting installation issues ... it gets stuck at the 44% mark ... In the official Windows Forum, Microsoft explained it may be to do with SD card issues: "We've observed that some devices that have an SD bus with an SD card inserted while installing the Windows 10 November update will stop responding at 44%, and we are currently investigating the issue." Nasty Surprise #2: Deleting And...
  • Exclusive: We Test The Armatix iP1, The Not-So-Smart Gun

    11/15/2015 4:31:56 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 27 replies
    NRA ^ | 11-12-15 | Guns and Gear
    In May 2014, NRA staffers secretly tested the Armatix iP1, the so-called "smart gun" that at the time was causing a furor among both media and gun owners nationwide. What we found was disappointing at best, and alarming at worst. NRA sent a team of firearm experts to an undisclosed range (at the request of our hosts) to do real-world tests of the iP1. To our knowledge, NRA is the only organization that has actually conducted real-world tests of the iP1 under range conditions. Guns & Gear Editor and team member Frank Winn penned a review of the iP1 for...
  • Laying down some full-auto freedom with the BAR Browning Automatic Rifle (VIDEO)YEAH BUDDY!

    11/14/2015 10:50:19 AM PST · by rktman · 36 replies
    guns.com ^ | 11/13/2015 | Chris Eger
    The Browning Automatic Rifle, officially designated the M1918, was a sweet light machine gun designed by no less a firearms genius than John Moses Browning in the tail end of World War I. Capable of spitting out .30-06 rounds at 500-600 rounds per minute, the BAR could empty a 20-round detachable box magazine in just two seconds when wide open.
  • Is There a FReeper Gun Club?

    11/14/2015 11:07:45 AM PST · by conservativeimage.com · 51 replies
    self | 11/14/15 | Red Fox
    If there is no Free Republic associated firearms bearers organized yet, I will start one.
  • Microsoft rolls out first 'major update' to Windows 10 (improved performance and compatibility)

    11/13/2015 9:13:35 AM PST · by dayglored · 15 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 12, 2015 | Shaun Nichols
    Microsoft has released an update it says is the first major release for Windows 10. Redmond said the new version of Windows 10 would offer better performance and compatibility with third-party hardware. "With this update, there are improvements in all aspects of the platform and experience, including thousands of partners updating their device drivers and applications for greater Windows 10 compatibility," wrote Microsoft Windows and Devices executive vice president Terry Myerson. "Windows 10 also starts rolling out to Xbox One today, and select mobile phones soon." Microsoft is also courting enterprise customers with the addition of two new services aimed...
  • NVIDIA Supercomputer to Bring AI to New Generation of Autonomous Robots and Drones

    11/12/2015 11:52:01 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 13 replies
    nvidia.com ^ | 10 November 2015 | nvidia
    NVIDIA today unveiled a credit-card sized module that harnesses the power of machine learning to enable a new generation of smart, autonomous machines that can learn. The NVIDIA® Jetson™ TX1 module addresses the challenge of creating a new wave of millions of smart devices -- drones that don't just fly by remote control, but navigate their way through a forest for search and rescue; compact security surveillance systems that don't just scan crowds, but identify suspicious activity; and robots that don't just perform tasks, but tailor them to individuals' habits --by incorporating capabilities such as machine learning, computer vision, navigation...
  • Fallout 4 discussion thread

    11/12/2015 10:31:49 AM PST · by An American in Turkiye · 69 replies
    An American in Turkiye
    Would like to hear what fellow FR gamers think of the new Fallout 4 game. I tried Fallout 3 but didn't care for it. I'm not a fan of open worlds or RPG's. I prefer linear games, like BioShock, Uncharted, Dead Space, etc. Is Fallout 4 living up to the hype? Is it open world like Fallout 3?
  • 'Blue Moon' diamond sells for record $48 mn at auction

    11/12/2015 12:51:43 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 18 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | November 12, 2015
    Tycoon Joseph Lau bought this bauble for his youngest daughter, Josephine, age 7,and promptly renamed the natural 12.03 caret diamond "The Blue Moon of Josephine." Geneva (AFP) - An exceptional 12.03-carat diamond dubbed "Blue Moon" was sold in Geneva for a new world record of 48.6 million Swiss francs ($48.4 million) on Wednesday, auction house Sotheby's said. The vivid diamond, described as flawless by experts, was bought by a private collector from Hong Kong. The record-breaking sale comes a day after rival auction house Christie's sold a rare 16.08-carat pink diamond, the largest of its kind to ever appear at...
  • Pause Patch Tuesday downloads, buggy code can kill Outlook (bad Windows Update alert)

    11/11/2015 8:14:59 PM PST · by dayglored · 27 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 11, 2015 | Iain Thomson
    The El Reg inbox has been flooded with reports of a serious cock-up by Microsoft's patching squad, with one of Tuesday's fixes causing killer problems for Outlook. "We are looking into reports from some customers who are experiencing difficulties with Outlook after installing Windows KB 3097877. An immediate review is under way," a Microsoft spokesperson told us. The problem is with software in one of the four critical patches issued in yesterday's Patch Tuesday bundle – MS15-115. This was supposed to fix a flaw in the way Windows handles fonts, but has had some unexpected side effects for some Outlook...
  • Weekly Cooking Thread: THANKSGIVING EDITION

    11/11/2015 3:11:40 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 234 replies
    When I was a kid, the holidays seemed to extend for more than a month - from the moment we awoke on Thanksgiving morning, smelling the turkey already in the oven and yeast rolls rising over steaming pans of hot water - until we finally, reluctantly, took down the dried-out tree in early January. (To make things even more fun, I was born just a couple of days after Thanksgiving, and have nearly always celebrated it on Turkey Day.) Everything was somehow different during those weeks - the house had been cleaned within an inch of its life and decorations...
  • Finally! A Real Jet Pack!

    11/11/2015 1:30:34 PM PST · by DiogenesLamp · 45 replies
    Today. | Me
    This thing can fly for ten minutes instead of 45 seconds! It uses real jet engines.
  • New backdoor regulations render store stock non-code compliant

    11/11/2015 1:06:56 PM PST · by George from New England · 15 replies
    I was in my local Lowes store today. Zipcode: 33541 I was shopping for and inquiring about windows to put in the wall of an existing home. There are metal, vinyl, etc. Single, double pane variations. Some block some of the light from the sun from entering to some extent. The Lowes salesman asked me if I was planning on pulling a county permit? I asked why he asked ! He said starting about two months ago they changed the code and requirements for windows. He told me the code that had been applying only to new construction had been...
  • Never let them see your scalp... Hillary's many wigs (Drudge)

    11/11/2015 9:28:13 AM PST · by dennisw · 28 replies
    Drudge twitter stream ^ | Nov 11 | Drudge
    Lots more photos of her wig collection being modeled by Her Royal Heinous... MATT DRUDGE ‏@DRUDGE 3h3 hours ago Shake n Go... 48 retweets 65 likes  MATT DRUDGE ‏@DRUDGE 3h3 hours ago Human Or Synthetic?  
  • The Difference between "Clock boy" and a real Boy Inventor.

    11/11/2015 8:50:30 AM PST · by DiogenesLamp · 8 replies
    Today | Me
    Many of you will remember how Ahmed "Clock boy" took apart a clock and stuck it into a pencil box. This "brilliant" feat of Engineering won him praise from President Dumbo. Well I just ran across a story featuring a 13 year old boy who built his own version of "Google Glass". This boy demonstrates real skill and real ability, unlike Ahmed who simply took a clock apart and stuck it in a box before he brought it to school.
  • Google cuts off Chrome updates on Windows XP and Vista (Chrome drops support for old OSes)

    11/10/2015 5:35:32 PM PST · by dayglored · 14 replies
    ComputerWorld ^ | Nov 10, 2015 | Blair Hanley Frank
    The browser will keep working, but users of unsupported operating systems won't get updates. Windows XP will be getting even less secure next year, when Google stops updating Chrome for users of Microsoft's nearly geriatric operating system. The company announced today that PCs running XP and Vista will be able to keep using Chrome after April 2016, but Google will cease providing updates to its browser, including security-focused patches. That same deal goes for Mac users running OS 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8. Google said it was turning off the updates because the makers of all five OSs had stopped providing...
  • Windows 10: Major update on the Threshold as build 10586 hits Insiders (1st official update?)

    11/06/2015 7:37:53 PM PST · by dayglored · 34 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 6, 2015 | Tim Anderson
    Microsoft has released Build 10586 of Windows 10 to "Windows Insider" previewers, as the first major update to the operating system nears release. This build bears all the signs of a RTM (Release to Manufacturing) release, if the Insider rollout is successful. The build number does not show on the desktop, and in Windows Update it is called "th2_release Professional". The abbreviation is short for Threshold 2, this being the codename for Windows 10. You can think of Threshold 2 as being a fixed version of the initial release. A future release codenamed Redstone is rumoured to be coming late...
  • NSFW VIDEO: Cartoon Parody LAMBASTING Liberal, CNBC Hack-Job

    11/05/2015 11:33:19 AM PST · by StevenCrowder · 16 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 11/05/2015 | Steven Crowder
    We all agree the CNBC debate was a disaster. Heck, even CNBC agrees that it was a disaster. Well, here's a take which you may enjoy a little more... if not enjoy, at least you won't be filled with a strong desire to harm yourself. Though of course, I make no guarantees. WARNING: VERY POLITICALLY INCORRECT. MAY NOT BE SFW LINK ABOVE OR AT: https://youtu.be/Y7tJfyx8Pw8 Some of the more pertinent topics covered: - Trump gets asked about which comic book character he would be. - Carson is asked about chickens at Costco. - Fiorina is grilled about her post-breast cancer,...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thrad

    11/04/2015 4:00:38 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 121 replies
    Back in the 1980s my girlfriend and I frequented a shopping mall in Montgomery County, MD that was one of the loveliest indoor malls of that extravagant era. White Flint Mall, on Rockville Pike, had beautiful decor and lots of wonderful shops and department stores. I remember seeing what appeared to be polished copper lining the sides of the escalators; the indoor water fountains; and the see-through, bullet-shaped elevator that seemed to be made of lucite - and feeling a tinge of guilt at the money spent on all of it. And I remember being struck by the thought that...
  • Correcting cut-and-paste fonts

    11/04/2015 2:01:03 PM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 35 replies
    Self | 11/4/'15 | Zionist Conspirator
    Many have remarked on the messed up fonts now appearing in so many posts. This can be avoided, though it is a bit of a bother. These bad fonts stem from cutting and pasting apostrophes (') and quotation marks ("). The marks produced from cutting and pasting these marks has always looked different from those caused by hitting the key on one's keyboard. Up until now, though, when posted they have been turned into apostrophes and quotation marks. That is no longer happening. While typing the marks on one's keyboard continues to work fine, cutting and pasting them does not....
  • Marius B. Winter "What A Perfect Night For Love" Al Bowlly vocalist (1930)

    11/03/2015 7:51:25 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Marius B. Winter
    Marius B. Winter & His Orchestra plays "What A Perfect Night For Love" with Al Bowlly as vocalist on Broadcast 2599 (1930).
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Pro: Halloween Horror for PC makers next year (Win7 Sales Cut-off in 1 year)

    11/03/2015 2:09:18 PM PST · by dayglored · 20 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 3, 2015 | Gavin Clarke
    (Oh, and BTW... Windows 10 will be injected into your box by Redmond's mad doctors...) Microsoft will stop all sales of Windows 7 Pro to PC makers on Halloween 2016. Satya Nadella’s firm has quietly let slip that October 31, 2016, will be the final day for PC makers to buy copies of the operating system for pre-install. Microsoft updated its product support lifecycle page, here, in October with the change noticed on Friday. The firm stopped supplying Windows 7 Home Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate to PC makers on Saturday October 31. Before naming the 2016 date for Windows...
  • Vanity - What is the Current Bias of Readers Digest

    11/03/2015 4:00:31 AM PST · by urtax$@work · 25 replies
    Readers Digest ^ | Nov 3, 2015 | myself
    Has been many years since i ubscribed to Readers Digest. Back in the 90s or 00s , i read an online article explaining the editorial staff changed to liberal hands. Do any FReepers out there still subscribe to or have a take on the Readers Digest magazine ?
  • Mike Rowe Just Unleashed An EPIC Response To MSNBC Lady Offended By ‘Hard Worker’

    11/02/2015 3:05:47 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    western journalism ^ | 2 Nov 2015 | Randy DeSoto
    “My take Lenny, for what it’s worth, is that there is no longer a limit to what people can be offended by,” Rowe responded. “This business of conflating hard work with forced labor not only minimizes the importance of a decent work ethic, it diminishes the unspeakable horror of slavery,”
  • Holiday fun

    10/31/2015 10:14:18 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    google image search ^ | October 2015 | makeamericagreat.com
  • VANITY ■ Is there a way to rent classic (old) movies other than ClassicFlix?

    10/31/2015 2:57:56 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 27 replies
    Vanity ^ | October 31, 2015 | Arthur McGowan
    I recently joined up with ClassicFlix, because they seem to have thousands of movies Netflix doesn't. Here's the problem: The mail service here deteriorated badly about six months ago. I was watching a movie from Netflix) each Friday (with friends), returning the movie immediately, and nearly always getting the next movie by Tuesday. Suddenly, the movies were taking longer in transit, so I wasn't getting the next movie by Friday. Netflix handled the problem by sending the next movie in my queue before the previous movie had returned to them. If I had two movies "at home" they did not...