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  • Canadian Teens Cause an International Incident Playing Pokémon Go

    07/24/2016 3:17:46 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 28 replies
    Time ^ | 7/24/16 | Melissa Chan
  • 2014 Bentley Flying Spur vs 2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost!

    07/24/2016 10:52:34 AM PDT · by mdittmar · 4 replies
    Motor Trend Channel ^ | 7/24/2016 | Motor Trend Channel
    2014 Bentley Flying Spur vs 2014 Rolls-Royce Ghost!Fun to watch!
  • What is it like to fire a Daisy BB gun?

    07/22/2016 6:37:43 PM PDT · by xzins · 99 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 6/17/2016 | Komissar al-Blogunov
    What's it like to fire a Daisy BB gun? It's an experience I'll never forget. Everybody knows BB guns are scary looking and ought to be banned, but I thought I would try to shoot one without any preconceived notions. What I encountered changed me forever. I took a deep breath and determined to enter a Wal-Mart. A "greeter" met me with, "Howdy, welcome to Wal-Mart." I'm from the north. We don't say "Howdy". I sneer back at the microaggression and strain to hold back tears of rage. Barely controlling myself, I asked where I could find a BB gun....
  • Ben Selvin & His Orchestra "Why?" & "Cross Your Fingers" on Columbia 2077-D (1929)

    07/22/2016 1:25:40 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1929 | Ben Selvin
    Ben Selvin & His Orchestra play "Why?" & "Cross Your Fingers" on Columbia 2077-D, recorded on December 9, 1929.
  • "You're Driving Me Crazy" Society Serenaders vocal by Richard Neller (1930)

    07/20/2016 4:07:50 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Walter Donaldson
    VIDEO
  • France: Windows 10 collects 'excessive personal data'

    07/20/2016 3:48:24 PM PDT · by Dalberg-Acton · 26 replies
    betanews ^ | July 20, 2016 | Mark Wilson
    France: Windows 10 collects 'excessive personal data', issues Microsoft with formal warning After accusations that Windows 10 collects too much data about users, France's National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) has order Microsoft to comply with the French Data Protection Act within three months. The company has been ordered to "stop collecting excessive data and tracking browsing by users without their consent". In addition to this, the chair of CNIL has notified Microsoft that it needs to take "satisfactory measures to ensure the security and confidentiality of user data". The notice comes after numerous complaints about Windows 10, and a series...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    07/19/2016 4:57:16 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 75 replies
    When I was younger and worked part-time, I would always start ‘Creating Christmas’ in July. I made a lot of my gifts back then, and would start work on them and on planning food and decor, in Summer; and by the end of September almost everything except cooking and decorating the house was finished, and many recipes and notes were saved/jotted-down for cooking, decorating and shopping. It made for much more leisurely holidays than I’ve enjoyed in recent years, and I’m trying this year to get back to handling things that way again. A while back I bought a gadget...
  • George Olsen & His Music "Savage Serenade" on Columbia 2810-D (1933)

    07/18/2016 12:00:32 AM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1933 | George Olsen and his Music
    George Olsen & His Music "Savage Serenade" on Columbia 2810-D, recorded on Sept. 7, 1933
  • Officials: Man shoots at 'Pokemon Go' players outside house

    07/17/2016 4:54:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 16, 2016 10:04 PM EDT
    Authorities say a Florida man fired shots at two late-night “Pokémon Gō” players in a car outside his house but no one was injured. Flagler County Sheriff’s Office spokesman James Troiano says in a news release that the homeowner awoke to a noise outside about 1:30 a.m. Saturday and saw a car sitting in the road in front of his house. He told authorities he got a handgun and approached the vehicle. …
  • Windows 10 a failure by Microsoft's own metric – it won't hit one billion devices by mid-2018

    07/15/2016 8:13:13 PM PDT · by dayglored · 77 replies
    The Register ^ | Jul 15, 2016 | Iain Thomson
    All that nagware hasn't worked When Windows 10 launched, Microsoft claimed it would have the new operating system on a billion devices by mid-2018. That isn't going to happen, however, Redmond has now admitted. For the past year, Microsoft has offered the new OS as a free upgrade for both desktop and mobile users (provided the phone can handle it in the latter case), and has been pushing it for Internet of Things makers. However, so far the OS is only on 350 million monthly active devices, and Redmond says it needs more time to hit ten figures. "We're pleased...
  • A Chevy Impala that defines “Muscle car”

    07/15/2016 6:04:55 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 71 replies
    youtube ^ | 7/15/2016 | youtube
    A Chevy Impala that defines “Muscle car”
  • Friday Evening Vanity Thread - "I'm Chuck, I'm a bike-a-holic"

    07/15/2016 4:45:47 PM PDT · by West Texas Chuck · 47 replies
    "Hi Chuck" I have a problem with bicycles. Instead of a 12-step program I had 12 bikes. Some of them are gone now, I'm down to 8.
  • "Choo Choo" & "Cheerful Little Earful" Blue Pacific Orchestra (Ambrose & Orchestra) Piccadilly 716

    07/14/2016 11:57:11 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1931 | Ambrose / Matty Malneck / etc.
    VIDEO
  • Calling all USA Hams - Reform the ARRL (vanity)

    07/14/2016 1:26:03 PM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 20 replies
    NHDuo | 7-14-2016 | NHDuo
    I know that there are a fair number of hams (amateur radio operators) that are Freepers. We are "represented" by the American Radio Relay League. The ARRL was founded in 1914 and is supposed to be representing the interests of the American ham radio community. Unfortunately, as is the case with many organizations, it has lost its way and has become a secretive club with its own agenda. It needs to be reformed. A set of recent unfortunate incidents have proven to the be the breaking point for many active hams. A petition to reform the ARRL has been launched....
  • Confirmed: Only Microsoft Edge will play Netflix content at 1080p on your PC

    07/13/2016 8:42:51 PM PDT · by dayglored · 20 replies
    PC World ^ | Jul 13, 2016 | Mark Hachman
    Microsoft's bold claims about Edge turn out to be true. If you want to watch true 1080p content on Netflix over your PC, you need to use Microsoft’s Edge browser. On Wednesday, Microsoft claimed that its Edge browser was the only one of the big four browsers—which also includes Chrome, Firefox, and Opera—to offer 1080p resolution while playing Netflix content. A quick test of all four browsers by PCWorld proved this claim to be true, with the other three browsers capped at 720p. Why this matters: Microsoft’s been busy trying to rehabilitate the reputation of Edge, which suffered after the...
  • Pokemon Go players unwelcome at Arlington, Holocaust museum

    07/13/2016 7:56:17 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/13/2016 | Sara Ashley O'Brien
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Arlington National Cemetery, both in Washington, DC area, have both issued appeals for players to avoid hunting Pokemon on their sites. "Playing Pokemon Go in a memorial dedicated to the victims of Nazism is extremely inappropriate," said Andy Hollinger, director of communications at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., in a statement sent to CNNMoney. "We are attempting to have the Museum removed from the game," the statement said. Arlington, the burial ground for the nation's war dead, tweeted out a somber request: "We do not consider playing 'Pokemon Go'...
  • Fish bra: The latest internet trend that has women anglers going topless

    07/13/2016 7:43:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 72 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/12/16 | Mariah Medina, San Antonio Express-News
    The "hand bra," "hair bra," and likely even the Victoria Secret bra have taken a backseat to a new social media trend some women who fish have indirectly started — the fish bra. The latest trend has garnered enough photos to start a growing Instagram album, @Fishbras, of women posing with fish in a manner that covers the woman's breasts with her respective catch.
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    07/13/2016 4:35:36 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 125 replies
    When we were married, one of our wedding gifts was a beautiful, copper ‘beehive’ Oster blender. (I was collecting 'everything copper' back then, and my copper Oster toaster is still going strong, and will probably last my lifetime.) The blender has also been a great tool and lasted a long time, but has been on its last legs recently; and my husband decided a while back that he wanted a Breville as soon as we were ready to budget it. (I think he had seen it highly rated by America’s Test Kitchen.) We happened to be in an ‘off-price’ department...
  • Windows Server-as-a-service: Microsoft lays out Server 2016's future (incl. Enforced Updates)

    07/13/2016 8:34:57 AM PDT · by dayglored · 8 replies
    The Register ^ | Jul 12, 2016 | Tim Anderson
    Want to use Nano Server? Software Assurance is non-optional Microsoft has released details of how Windows Server 2016 will be released and maintained, and as with Windows 10 it includes a "Windows as a service" model of frequent operating system updates. Windows Server 2016 will be launched at the company's Ignite conference, which runs from September 26 to 30 in Atlanta, Georgia. As with the current release, there will be three editions: Datacenter, Standard and Essentials. Several things are new, though. One is that Windows Server 2016 will be priced and licensed per core, rather than per physical processor. Another...
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin (It's Patch Tuesday / Windows Update)

    07/12/2016 7:47:55 PM PDT · by dayglored · 11 replies
    Microsoft Security TechCenter ^ | Jul 12, 2016 | Microsoft Tech Team
    Microsoft security bulletins are released on the second Tuesday of each month.
  • Windows 10 vs. OS X El Capitan: Why Microsoft Wins (2015)

    07/12/2016 3:58:10 PM PDT · by dennisw · 36 replies
    laptopmag ^ | July 29, 2015 | Mark Spoonauer
    Microsoft says Windows 10 is fresh yet familiar, which is a nice way of saying it's a do-over for people who didn't like Windows 8. But what an impressive do-over it is. In fact, Windows 10 surpasses Apple's upcoming OS X El Capitan in some key areas, like multitasking and personal assistance. It's not that El Capitan isn't a worthy upgrade for Mac owners; it finally offers split-screen capability, along with revamped apps and performance improvements. Windows 10 offers PC users just a bit more. After using both the near-final version of Windows 10 and the public beta of El...
  • Rio 2016: N.J. (Catholic) high school phenom McLaughlin aims to make Olympic Team on Sunday

    07/10/2016 8:22:25 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies
    NJ.com ^ | July 10, 2016 | Jim Lambert
    Sydney McLaughlin, New Jersey's 16 year-old sensation, will attempt to become one of the youngest U.S. track and field Olympians when she competes in the finals of the women's 400-meter hurdles at Sunday's U.S. Olympic Trials at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon. McLaughlin, who turns 17 on Aug. 7, needs to finish in the top three in her race to make the Olympic team, which will compete in the Olympic Games next month in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 400 hurdles race is scheduled for Sunday at approximately 7:03 p.m. EST. and will shown on NBC. McLaughlin, who will be...
  • The One-Stop Shop Guide to Lumber

    07/10/2016 8:54:19 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 66 replies
    Art of Manliness ^ | March 4, 2015 | Staff
    As I’ve mentioned in previous posts over the years, while I’m not the handiest or craftiest guy, I do make an effort to expand my DIY skills when I can. One thing that often leaves me scratching my head is purchasing lumber whenever I take on a project that requires it. You’d think lumber would be simple; it’s just going and buying a piece of wood, right? But it’s surprisingly complex. There are so many choices that, even with a supply list in hand, I often find myself wandering the lumber section at the home improvement store for 20 minutes...
  • Farewell to Microsoft's Sun Tzu: Thanks for all the cheese, Kevin Turner (Last Old Guard)

    07/10/2016 9:47:53 AM PDT · by dayglored · 17 replies
    The Register ^ | Jul 8, 2016 | Gavin Clarke
    Last of Steve Ballmer's old guard heads for the exit Kevin Turner’s departure as Microsoft’s chief salesman after 11 years marks the final passing of the Redmond old guard. Chief operating officer Turner - KT, as he was known - was a chief of the old-school corporate kind; sales, marketing and Microsoft’s stores all reported into Turner. His departure is part of a massive sales shake up that is doing away with the COO’s role. Judson Althoff, who was president of North America sales is now executive vice president of worldwide commercial sales, and the former head of sales and...
  • Win 10 Anniversary: 'We're beginning to check in final code' says Microsoft (July 29 countdown)

    07/10/2016 8:08:28 AM PDT · by dayglored · 44 replies
    The Register ^ | Jul 8, 2016 | Tim Anderson
    Microsoft has released build 14383 of Windows 10 Anniversary, for both PC and mobile, in preparation for its public launch on August 2nd 2016. Most "Insider" builds feature a watermark on the desktop, showing the version and build number, but that has gone in this build. "This is because we’re beginning to check in final code," said engineer Donar Sarkar in the announcement blog post, though we are promised more builds before release day. There are a bunch of fixes in this build but they are minor, as you would expect at this point in the release cycle. "We fixed...
  • [Vanity] Gun Control Issue

    07/10/2016 5:28:06 AM PDT · by 2nd Amendment · 49 replies
    I've been thinking about the serious issue of gun control lately. Here is my dilemma. I have a nice AR that has about an 8-1/2 lb trigger pull. I'm having trouble controlling the size of groups. What aftermarket trigger do you recommend? I know a lot of politicians and media have been discussing a lot about gun control but I can't seem to recall anyone addressing my concerns.
  • Occasional birdy thread (Dedicated to the memory of Swampsniper)

    07/08/2016 3:58:15 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 54 replies
    Photos | July 8, 2016 | FReepers
    Enjoy a respite from the sad goings on of the day. Please post and share your pics of birds, nature, anything the Good Lord has created. Remembering Swampsniper....may you rest easy, good man. -------------- Mr Limpkin shared a sun rise with me. There's got to a snail here somewhere! Who are all these strangers invading my territory? Oh deer!
  • Here's why 2-in-1 PCs are destroying the iPad and Android tablets

    07/07/2016 12:50:13 PM PDT · by dennisw · 51 replies
    zdnet ^ | July 7, 2016 | Adrian Kingsley-Hughes
    Don't be fooled by fans of iPads and Android tablets -- it's much easier to get real work done on a Windows-powered 2-in-1 PC than it is on Android or iOS-powered hardware. Over the years I've used countless different form-factors of computing devices, and I still believe that there are no better devices for getting work done on than the desktop and laptop. But if it's a tablet you want, 2-in-1 systems powered by Windows 10 leave iPads and Android slates eating their dust. I've been through my phase of working on the iPad and a selection of Android tablets,...
  • Weekly cooking (and related issues) Thread

    07/06/2016 3:47:58 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 140 replies
    My office is holding its annual Summer Barbecue in a couple of weeks. Calling it a 'barbecue' is a bit extravagant, as all we do is cook hot dogs and hamburgers on a propane grill ;-) and the stars of the show are usually the wonderful side dishes that folks from many different ethnic cuisines bring to the party. This year it will be a much smaller affair, with our 'grill master' out on knee-replacement surgery, other staff leaving for new jobs, and lots of folks away for Summer. But I have to come up with a side dish! I...
  • Ask Laz- How much does it really cost Apple to make an iPhone 6? ($167.50)(2014)

    07/05/2016 3:24:32 PM PDT · by dennisw · 60 replies
    latimes ^ | 9 17 2014 | Laz
    The new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are very cool. But how much do the devices truly cost to manufacture? A reader going by the initials P.C. has a question about the new iPhone 6. "Could you please find out what it actually costs to manufacture the iPhone 6, compared to what we end up shelling out for it?" So the question ultimately is how much profit are they making? Best guess: Lots. The entry-level, 16-gigabyte version of the iPhone 6 starts at $200 plus a two-year contract -- the same price as the iPhone 5s. The larger iPhone...
  • Feel Extreme Workbench Envy After Seeing The Tempel

    07/04/2016 7:25:53 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 32 replies
    Hackaday ^ | July 4, 2016 | Gerrit Coetzee
    For those of us with space to spare, our workbenches tend to sprawl. The others who are more space limited will certainly feel envy at [Love Hultén]’s beautiful Tempel workbench. The workbench appears at first to be a modern interpretation of a secretary’s desk. There are some subtle hints that it is no ordinary piece of furniture. The glowing model of our solar system on the front, for example.
  • Woman Says Man Stole Car in Less Than 30 Seconds

    07/02/2016 11:35:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Jul 1, 2016 | Jaspreet Kaur
    Kimberly King 1996 Honda Accord was stolen on early Friday morning.A man allegedly stole a car approximately 30 seconds in a Clairemont neighborhood and the entire theft was caught on video. Kimberly King spoke exclusively to NBC 7 about the bizarre theft that left her rattled. On Friday morning around 8:40 a.m., a man walked up to Kings’ 1996 Honda Accord parked on the street on the 3900 block of Mount Albertine Ave. in Clairemont. Surveillance video shows the man jiggling with the lock of the car, opening the door and then driving off down the street. “Almost like he...
  • American Muscle Car - Chevrolet El Camino and Ford Ranchero

    07/02/2016 12:02:46 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 102 replies
    you tube ^ | 7/2/16 | you tube
    American Muscle Car - Chevrolet El Camino and Ford Ranchero
  • Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware goes FULL SCREEN in final push ("Sorry to interrupt, but...")

    07/02/2016 8:23:08 AM PDT · by dayglored · 85 replies
    The Register ^ | Jul 1, 2016 | Shaun Nichols
    As the Windows 10 free upgrade period draws to a close, Microsoft is stepping up its operating system's nagware to full-screen takeovers. The Redmond software giant confirmed today it will start showing dark blue screens urging people to install the latest version of Windows. The full-screen ads will pop up on Windows 7 and 8.1 desktops from now until July 30, when the free upgrade period ends. "This notification is a reminder that the Window 10 free upgrade offer ends on July 29, 2016. Microsoft recommends that you upgrade to Windows 10 before the offer expires," Microsoft said. "You can...
  • Video: Why Dry Firing a Bow is a Bad Idea

    07/01/2016 10:58:08 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    Outdoor ^ | 6/23/16 | Daniel Xu
    Video: Why Dry Firing a Bow is a Bad Idea BY: Daniel Xu + POSTED: 6/23/16 bowbroke623 213 Shares How many times have you heard that dry firing a bow is a bad idea? Odds are, you have already been lectured once or twice about this before, and for good reason. Bows should always be used with an arrow, and skipping this vital component could lead to a dangerous scenario. While dry firing a compound bow may seem relatively harmless, it could result in catastrophic damage to your hunting tool, and sometimes even injury to the user. Basically, one of...
  • EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Country Rapper Smo Drops His New Pro-2A Anthem “We the People”

    07/01/2016 10:49:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Outdoor ^ | 7/1/16
    It’s not everyday you see an artist speaking positively about our Second Amendment rights. That’s what makes Smo’s new song “We the People” so refreshing. Smo, the country rapper famous for “Kickin’ It In Tennessee” and “American Made“, released a fiery new track for the 4th of July. The powerful song “We the People” bemoans the state of our country and the erosion of our rights and liberties. The track is a departure from his previous lighthearted songs that focused more on muddin’ than political revolution. It’s great to see an artist standing behind his beliefs, especially when so many...
  • Free food! You just need to know where to Look.

    07/01/2016 10:34:57 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 1 | Bronwen Latimer
    To be a freegan is to be a person who avoids exchanging money for food and other items — you recycle what is still good instead. To accomplish this, however, one has to be creative, maybe even nocturnal. “After the markets close, the shopkeepers put food on the sidewalk,” explains Aliza Eliazarov, who discovered this world of freeganism while on a newspaper assignment about dumpster diving. “Most of the food doesn’t even make it into the trash because people are there waiting for it.” Eliazarov, who has a degree in environmental engineering and an interest in conservation and preservation, signed...
  • US-led coalition refused multiple requests by Iraq's MoD to hit this convoy.

    07/01/2016 8:51:27 AM PDT · by fella · 39 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 30 June 2016 | mvlazysusa
    US-led coalition refused multiple requests by Iraq's MoD to hit this convoy. Iraqis had to act independently.
  • How Clinton Operatives Are Now Building A Firewall Around Bill Clinton’s Alleged

    07/01/2016 4:24:43 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 16 replies
    http://dcwhispers.com/ ^ | July 1, 2016 | DCWhispers
    Team Clinton is said to have known it could be an issue for Hillary’s campaign months before she announced. Another sex scandal involving former President Bill Clinton, though this time, whispers were of an appetite for young, perhaps even underage, girls – something even (some) Clinton-supporting voters would be unable to forgive. What to do, what to do…
  • THE ETHICS OF WHY YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY WATCH SHARK WEEK

    06/30/2016 7:34:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    06.29.16 | NICK STOCKTON
    THE ETHICS OF WHY YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY WATCH SHARK WEEK (WIRED cannot be posted)
  • Mystery file in preview build hints at Windows 10 subscriptions

    06/30/2016 6:54:02 PM PDT · by Dalberg-Acton · 31 replies
    ZDNet ^ | June 30, 2016 | Ed Bott
    Buried in the System32 folder of build 14376, alongside 590 other .exe files, is a file whose name is guaranteed to raise eyebrows: UpgradeSubscription.exe. That file has been part of other recent preview builds, but has managed to remain under the radar until now. In the file's properties, it's described as the Windows Upgrade to Subscription Tool, and its date and time stamp corresponds to other administrative tools in the same build.
  • Asteroid Day 2016 Is June 30

    06/29/2016 8:57:55 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    Earthsky ^ | June 29, 2016 | Eleanor Imster
    Hundreds of events – films, concerts, panels with engineers, scientists and astronauts – about asteroids and how to protect our planet from asteroid impacts.The second annual Asteroid Day happens on June 30, 2016. Asteroid Day is a global awareness campaign to help people learn about asteroids and what we can do to protect our planet from asteroid impacts. You can join the Asteroid Day discussion on Twitter and Facebook. Asteroid Day 2016 will also include hundreds of events – films, concerts, interactive workshops and panels with engineers, scientists and astronauts. Here’s the premise of Asteroid Day, in the words of...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    06/29/2016 3:42:21 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 132 replies
    Last weekend, I found one of Chef John's new posts, where he did a 'Green Gazpacho'; I thought it might be interesting to those of you who have gardens and access to lots of fresh herbs – it looks like a delightful Summer first course, or accompaniment to a light sandwich for lunch. On his blog, the Chef says that he wanted to call it “Burrata in a Swamp,”; but he says that the 'swamp' bit didn't pass the 'wife test' – so, Green Gazpacho it is. Here is his video of technique, and the ingredients and measurements are on...
  • American Muscle Car Documentary - Quest For The Need For Speed - Films

    06/28/2016 6:00:29 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | 6/28/16 | youtube
    American Muscle Car Documentary - Quest For The Need For Speed - Films
  • "I'm So Afraid Of You" Ipana Troubadours Vocal by Scrappy Lambert (1930) Sam Lanin

    06/27/2016 5:31:29 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1930 | Sam Lanin
    "I'm So Afraid Of You" Ipana Troubadours Vocal by Scrappy Lambert (1930) Sam Lanin
  • Woman Wins $10,000 Lawsuit Against Microsoft Over Windows 10 Upgrades

    06/27/2016 9:47:33 AM PDT · by dayglored · 68 replies
    SlashDot ^ | Jun 27, 2016 | Anon
    A few days after Microsoft released Windows 10 to the public last year, Teri Goldstein's computer started trying to download and install the new operating system. The update, which she says she didn't authorize, failed. Instead, the computer she uses to run her Sausalito, California, travel-agency business slowed to a crawl. It would crash, she says, and be unusable for days at a time. "I had never heard of Windows 10," Goldstein said. "Nobody ever asked me if I wanted to update." When outreach to Microsoft's customer support didn't fix the issue, Goldstein took the software giant to court, seeking...
  • Microsoft to kill off Surface 3 in December

    06/26/2016 8:06:32 PM PDT · by dayglored · 18 replies
    BetaNews ^ | Jun 26, 2016 | Mark Wilson
    If you're in the market for a Surface 3, now is the time to buy one. Microsoft says that production of the Surface 3 will come to an end in December this year, and warns that stocks are already starting to run low. It's not yet clear whether the end of production for the cheapest Surface device signals the end of Microsoft's Atom-based devices. But it certainly seems as though the company is keen to focus its attention on the Pro range as well as the Surface Book. Microsoft confirmed the end of Surface 3 production to ZDNet. Mary Jo...
  • NASCAR at Sonoma 2016:

    06/26/2016 12:22:41 PM PDT · by Zeneta · 35 replies
    many | today | me
    NASCAR Drivers are making right hand turns this weekend for the first time this season. Should NASCAR add more "road courses" to their schedule? Who's going to win this race?
  • Olympics Trivia - Shortest Event (vanity)

    06/23/2016 7:52:13 PM PDT · by super7man · 16 replies
    Vanity | 6/23/2016 | Self
    I was wondering what is the quickest Olympic event that from the start of the timing or judging to the finish that you can actually win a metal for. I was thinking long jump. You are judged from the time you hit the plank to hitting the sand. 0.2 seconds? Or maybe highjump, where you are judged only for the time you are over the bar. 0.1 seconds?
  • VIDEO: Me (Steven Crowder) vs SkyNews on Gun Control. Discomfort Ensues...

    06/23/2016 2:33:12 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 71 replies
    So I don't know how to hyperlink, but this happened today. SkyNews brought me in to discuss gun control. The host immediately started with false propaganda. I corrected him. Hilarity ensues. Hope you enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mD_-JKvSJrc