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  • Black holes don't erase information, scientists say

    04/04/2015 10:19:42 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    Phys.Org ^ | by Charlotte Hsu
    The "information loss paradox" in black holes—a problem that has plagued physics for nearly 40 years—may not exist. Shred a document, and you can piece it back together. Burn a book, and you could theoretically do the same. But send information into a black hole, and it's lost forever. That's what some physicists have argued for years: That black holes are the ultimate vaults, entities that suck in information and then evaporate without leaving behind any clues as to what they once contained. But new research shows that this perspective may not be correct. "According to our work, information isn't...
  • REPORT: Obama Refused to Assist Jordan, Egypt With Information on ISIS Targets

    02/17/2015 12:05:21 PM PST · by opentalk · 81 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 16, 2015
    Report: Obama Refused to Give Jordan, Egypt Information on ISIS Targets.Oliver North told Greta Van Susteren tonight that the Egyptian government asked the US for information on ISIS targets in Libya yesterday after ISIS beheaded 21 Christians. But, the Obama Administration refused the request. The Obama administration also refused to give Jordan information on ISIS targets in Syria after their pilot was burned alive in a cage.“President El Sisi asked for American intelligence targeting intelligence before today’s strikes and didn’t get it. King Abdullah of Jordan asked for Intelligence data on targets to respond to the murder of a Jordanian aircraft pilot. The...
  • U.S. Declassifies SomeInformation on Afghan Forces

    02/02/2015 10:27:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies
    nyt ^ | 2/2/15 | MATTHEW ROSENBERG
    Washington - The American military command in Afghanistan on Monday abruptly reversed its decision to classify details about the Afghan Army and police, information that it had said could pose a grave security risk if disclosed. The data, which includes figures like the number of Afghan soldiers and what it costs to feed them, had been readily available for the past six years. But last week word leaked that the information would be kept secret going forward, a move the American command insisted was needed to safeguard Afghan and American lives. Many in Kabul and Washington, including members of Congress,
  • Bill Cosby 'is paying private investigators six-figure fees to dig up dirt on rape accusers'

    12/28/2014 8:43:54 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 94 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 28 December 2014 | By Ashley Collman for MailOnline
    Bill Cosby has refused to address the scores of rape allegations that have been hurled at him in recent months, but that doesn't mean he isn't working to clear his name. The comedian is allegedly paying private investigators six-figure fees to dig up dirt on the more than two dozen women who have come forward to accuse him of rape, according to a report in the New York Post. A source told the paper that Cosby has hired a Glendale, California, firm to discredit his many alleged victims' stories.
  • New Jersey Assembly Bill 2812

    10/11/2014 8:42:55 PM PDT · by OL Hickory · 8 replies
    LegisScan ^ | march 24th 2014 | NJ Politicians
    Requires development of longitudinal data system that maintains individuals' data from preschool through entry into workforce
  • Health officials clam up about effort to contain Ebola in Texas

    10/02/2014 2:24:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 2, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    Health officials are refusing to answer growing questions about their response to the first Ebola case in the United States. Under intense questioning from reporters, officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Texas health department and the City of Dallas repeatedly declined Thursday to provide details about the steps being taken to prevent an outbreak. Texas Health Commissioner David Lakey, who participated in one press call Thursday, would not identify or describe the four individuals who have been quarantined due to possible exposure to Ebola. They were later referred to as "family members" at a separate...
  • Creation-in-Depth- "Information Theory—part 2: weaknesses in current conceptual frameworks"

    02/07/2014 9:27:04 AM PST · by fishtank · 5 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 2-6-14 | Royal Truman
    Information Theory—part 2: weaknesses in current conceptual frameworks by Royal Truman The origin of information is a problem for the theory of evolution. But the wide, and often inconsistent, use of the word information often leads to incompatible statements among Intelligent Design and creation science advocates. This hinders fruitful discussion. Most information theoreticians base their work on Shannon’s Information Theory. One conclusion is that the larger genomes of higher organisms require more information, and raises the question whether this could arise naturalistically. Lee Spetner claims no examples of information-increasing mutations are known, whereas most ID advocates only claim that not...
  • Man’s personal info stolen after using Obamacare website

    02/05/2014 10:51:08 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 18 replies
    Captitol City Project ^ | February 5, 2014 | By Joe Schoffstall
    A Virginia man’s personal information has been stolen after he signed up for Obamacare on the healthcare.gov website. Now, he’s questioning if the website is the reason why. “There’s a possibility someone got my personal information from your website,” Virginia Beach resident Rich Guillory said in a video shot by WVEC-VA while speaking on the phone. “They knew my name and they had my number” — along with his address and social security number as well. he day after he signed up on the website, he got a call from someone claiming they could help him with finding health insurance....
  • Information Theory—part 1: overview of key ideas (article)

    01/31/2014 11:00:09 AM PST · by fishtank · 2 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 1-31-2014 | Royal Truman
    Information Theory—part 1: overview of key ideas by Royal Truman The origin of information in nature cannot be explained if matter and energy is all there is. But the many, and often contradictory, meanings of information confound a clear analysis of why this is so. In this, the first of a four-part series, the key views about information theory by leading thinkers in the creation/evolution controversy are presented. In part 2, attention is drawn to various difficulties in the existing paradigms in use. Part 3 introduces the notion of replacing Information by Coded Information System (CIS) to resolve many difficulties....
  • Court ruling overturns Net Neutrality, threatens online access, experts warn

    01/14/2014 11:12:55 PM PST · by KTM rider · 47 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Published January 14, 2014 | Fox News Staff
    Thanks for watching that YouTube video! That will be 50 cents, please. Sound unrealistic? It's actually a distinct possibility, after a Federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down an FCC ruling meant to prevent an Internet service provider -- the company you pay for online access -- from prioritizing some website traffic over others. And because that rule was wiped off the books, those ISPs are suddenly able to do just that. With service providers suddenly able to charge based on the type of content you watch or the sites you visit, it's easy to imagine a system like that...
  • Lobbyists question motivation behind take-down of websites

    10/06/2013 5:12:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 6, 2013 | Kate Tummarello and Brendan Sasso
    Lawyers and lobbyists are accusing regulatory agencies of unnecessarily blocking access to websites during the government shutdown. "I can't help wondering whether this is a political call," a Republican telecom lawyer said. "Is it really necessary to completely cut off Internet access?" Agencies including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) have entirely shut down their websites, preventing the public from accessing regulations, filings and other documents. .......It appears there is “some sort of coordinated action with many of the basic sites going dark,” Joe Hall, senior staff technologist at the Center for Democracy and Technology,...
  • This is the Voice of the Quintessential Partisan Low-Information Voter (I laughed out loud)

    05/29/2013 4:50:35 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 5-28-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let's go grab some phone calls and we'll go to Rochester, New York. We'll start with Phillip. Phillip, welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you here, sir. Hello. CALLER: Thank you. How you doing today? RUSH: I'm fine. How are you? CALLER: I just called to more or less let you know that I agree with Senator Dole. I think your party should close up and repair 'til next year. RUSH: You're a Democrat? CALLER: No. I'm an independent. RUSH: Oh, okay. CALLER: Now, to prove my point, the last election I think you had three Senate...
  • Cocooning Is the Wrong Solution for Conservatives

    01/06/2013 11:44:14 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | James G. Wiles
    .......... the United States needs its conservative leaders and activists in the public square now more than at any time in our lifetimes. If we hold on, we'll win. Blue State America is doomed, and the blue-staters represented by President Obama and his party cannot save it. ...... we red-staters must remain fully involved and fully engaged in American politics and culture. This is especially true after a year like 2012 -- when we lose. Better to quote U.S. General Joseph Stilwell after the loss of Burma to the Japanese. "I claim," Vinegar Joe said, "we took a hell of...
  • IAEA Head 'Confident' No Sensitive Information Hacked

    11/30/2012 8:53:09 AM PST · by ExxonPatrolUs · 1 replies
    [Head of IAEA said he was "confident" no sensitive information had been stolen during hacking incident.] The head of the U.N. atomic agency said Thursday that while the details of a hacking incident involving one of its servers have yet to be elucidated, he was "confident" that no sensitive information related to Iran"s nuclear activities had been stolen. "We are continuing to analyze this event and I don't claim that I have all the knowledge of what happened. We are continuing to analyze the case," said Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano. "We don't know...
  • Six Blogs You Should Visit Today

    11/14/2012 7:32:03 AM PST · by plsjr · 14 replies
    Tea Party Patriots ^ | 20121114 | Tea Party Patriots
    Bloggers thrive on comments and traffic.  So when you go to these blogs do four simple things. Read the posts and find some that interest you.Comment on the posts and join the conversation. Share links to the stories that interest you by copying the web URLs and posting them on Facebook.Go back on a regular basis to stay up-to-date. Six Blogs to Add to Your Routine American Thinkerhttp://www.americanthinker.com/ Angry White Dude http://angrywhitedude.com/ iOwnTheWorld.comhttp://iowntheworld.com/blog/ NoisyRoom.nethttp://noisyroom.net/blog/ The Political Commentatorhttp://politicsandfinance.blogspot.com/ The Rio Norte Linehttp://therionorteline.com/ Thank you for continuing the fight! Tea Party Patriots National Support Team
  • Introducing "Bi-Fi": The Biological Internet

    10/09/2012 4:22:38 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 21 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | 3 October 2012 | Staff
    Imagine storing books in DNA and sending them across a biological Internet. It's already happening. As we reported here back in May, bioengineers are realizing that DNA is an excellent storage medium. They've started writing books in DNA letters. Now a research team at Harvard has just announced in Science the "Next-Generation Digital Information Storage in DNA":Digital information is accumulating at an astounding rate, straining our ability to store and archive it. DNA is among the most dense and stable information media known. The development of new technologies in both DNA synthesis and sequencing make DNA an increasingly feasible digital...
  • Top 5 Ways Bleacher Report Rules the World!

    10/08/2012 1:29:10 PM PDT · by GSWarrior · 1 replies
    sfweekly.com ^ | 10/3/12 | Joe Eskenazi
    Launched in 2008, Bleacher Report meteorically rose to become one of the nation's most popular websites, and one of the three most-visited sports sites. Its dramatic success came via valuing site growth and pageviews over any semblance of journalistic "quality" or even readability.The site quickly earned a rep for expertly employing the Google search engine to inundate the web with horrible, lowest-common-denominator crap.The site's deft use of search engine optimization (SEO) — the tweaking of content and coding to increase online visibility — propelled its unpaid, amateur writers' fare to the top of Google's search engine results, placing it on...
  • Republicans balking on Fast and Furious help suppress new information

    06/04/2012 10:33:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 6/4/12 | David Codrea
    Two significant insider accounts that would expand public knowledge about the government’s role in the Fast and Furious “gunwalking” criminal enterprise are being withheld from public dissemination because the sources fear reprisals, an “Armed American Radio” panel discussed on last night’s nationally syndicated program. This correspondent joined host Mark Walters, Producer Sean Young, guests Joe Weaver of WGUL 860 AM and blogger George “Mad Ogre” Hill, to examine the effects the slow pace of the investigation and a perceived lack of will to pursue serious legal consequences by the GOP leadership have had on discouraging a whistleblower and an industry...

    03/16/2012 5:54:26 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 46 replies
    Freedom of Information Day When : Always March 16th Freedom of Information Day celebrates and recognizes a valuable concept in American rights. March 16th is the birth date of James Madison, the 4th president of the United States of America. James Madison is recognized as the "Father of the Constitution", and the chief author of the "Bill of Rights". Freedom of information and individual rights was very important to James Madison. Did you Know? The Freedom of Information Act was passed into law in 1966. It opened up a wealth of information to American citizens. James Madison would be...
  • 8 Things Your Butcher Wants to Tell You

    12/23/2011 5:21:22 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Woman's Day via Yahoo ^ | 22 Dec 2011 | By Woman's Day
    You probably visit the meat counter every time you go to the grocery store, but have you ever wondered about what goes on behind it? To learn the tricks of the butchery trade, we spoke with butchers from grocery-store chains, gourmet supermarkets and specialty shops. Read on to get the inside scoop on freezing, preparing, shopping and saving money on meats so you can carve out some savings next time you hit the counter.
  • Strauss-Kahn 'rape victim' accused of being a prostitute...

    07/02/2011 10:16:31 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5:38 PM on 2nd July 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    The hotel maid who claims former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn raped her has been accused of working as a prostitute. Allegations have emerged that the 32-year-old cleaner was was taking extra money from male guests at the hotel for sex. 'There is information... of her getting extraordinary tips, if you know what I mean. And it's not for bringing extra f**king towels,' a source close to the defence investigation told the New York Post. The woman also had 'a lot of her expenses – hair braiding, salon expenses – paid for by men not related to her,' the source added....
  • Climate scientists complain about Freedom of Information laws...

    05/26/2011 7:20:35 AM PDT · by Sprite518 · 50 replies
    Freedom of information laws are being misused to harass scientists and should be re-examined by the government, according to the president of the Royal Society.
  • How Democrats and Republicans use the media (very differently)

    04/22/2011 8:06:52 AM PDT · by Sopater · 14 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | April 21, 2011 | Craig Gilbert
    Democrats and Republicans not only vote differently and see the world differently, but they get their information and entertainment from very different places.A new study on media consumption in the Midwest illustrates how this works in individual media markets like Milwaukee.Heavy radio and Internet users here tend to skew Republican, while big television and newspaper users skew Democratic.Viewers of Fox News, the Golf Channel, the History Channel, the Speed Channel, ESPN and Country Music Television lean Republican.Viewers of MSNBC, CNN, Comedy Central, Lifetime and Bravo lean Democratic.“We know Wisconsin is polarized politically. We’re also polarized in how we pay attention...
  • Q&A with Herb Meyer: How to Analyze Information

    03/24/2011 2:16:35 PM PDT · by Mary Kochan · 1 replies
    Catholic Lane ^ | 3/24/11 | Dr. Paul Kengor
    Herb Meyer: We’re living through an information revolution. It’s wonderful—but we can drown in it if we don’t learn how to use this information properly. Information is the raw material of knowledge, and in How to Analyze Information I’m trying to explain the step-by-step process of turning information into understanding. In short, this is a guide that shows readers how to think...
  • Obama Administration (Transparency, Inc.) Responds to Fewer Information Requests in 2010

    03/14/2011 9:25:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/14/11
    Obama Administration Responds to Fewer Information Requests in 2010Published March 14, 2011 Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Two years into its pledge to improve government transparency, the Obama administration handled fewer requests for federal records from citizens, journalists, companies and others last year even as significantly more people asked for information. The administration disclosed at least some of what people wanted at about the same rate as the previous year. People requested information 544,360 times last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act from the 35 largest agencies, up nearly 41,000 more than the previous year, according to an analysis...
  • Information links for Japan disaster

    03/14/2011 8:40:47 AM PDT · by MeganC · 1 replies
    An email from my company ^ | 14 March 2011 | HR Dept
    The following is excerpted from an email sent out to my company: Google has set up a Person Finder in both English and Japanese: http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/ The Japanese Red Cross Society (Nippon Sekijujisha) website is here, with links to both English and Japanese: www.jrc.or.jp/english/index.html NEWS RESOURCES Live coverage from BBC News are at the following two links, with automatic updates streaming on the first: www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12307698 www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-12709598 CNN provides coverage on the quake and Tsunami as well as warnings of other Pacific coast nations at threat: http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/03/11/tsunami.hawaii.japan.warning The Diplomat's Tokyo Notes provide news on the Earthquake here: http://the-diplomat.com/tokyo-notes/2011/03/11/japan-earthquake-update Numerous major Japanese newspapers...
  • Driving To Alaska

    02/25/2011 4:45:28 AM PST · by Lessthantolerant · 66 replies
    Myself | 25 Feb 2011 | Lessthantolerant
    Driving to Anchorage, AK from South Carolina in Mid March. 4,288 miles one way!
  • Stunner. Obama Gets His Information from Anti-Semitic Aljazeera Channel

    02/04/2011 4:21:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 40 replies
    gateway pundit ^ | 2/4/11 | Jim Hoft
    Posted by Jim Hoft on Friday, February 4, 2011, 11:49 AM Stunner. President Obama gets his Middle East news from the anti-Semitic anti-American Aljazeera channel. The Business Insider reported, via FOX Nation: The Daily Beast just posted an “exclusive” look inside the White House’s “scramble” to find the right response to the unfolding crisis in Egypt this week. The short version is that the crisis caught U.S. intelligence off guard and they were slow to react. But here’s the line that jumped out at me. Now, huddled in the big office of their boss—one of the administration policy-makers trying to...
  • Republican Congressman (Issa) Proposes Tracking Freedom of Information Act Requests

    01/30/2011 2:43:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/28/11 | ERIC LIPTON
    Republican Congressman Proposes Tracking Freedom of Information Act RequestsBy ERIC LIPTON Published: January 28, 2011 WASHINGTON — Representative Darrell Issa calls it a way to promote transparency: a request for the names of hundreds of thousands of ordinary citizens, business executives, journalists and others who have requested copies of federal government documents in recent years. Mr. Issa, a California Republican and the new chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, says he wants to make sure agencies respond in a timely fashion to Freedom of Information Act requests and do not delay them out of political considerations....
  • White House Gathers Information on Alexandria's Church Bombing

    01/03/2011 8:25:14 AM PST · by Nachum · 19 replies
    IKHWAN WEB ^ | 1/3/11 | staff
    Michael Mounir, spokesman of Hand-in-Hand for Egypt, has received calls from White House officials inquiring about the criminal blast that took place outside the Al-Qiddissine (The Saints) church on Saturday, killing 21 people and wounding 97 others. In an exclusive statement for Al Youm Al Sabe3, Munir said that Paul Monteiro, Associate Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison, told him that the President Barack Obama "strongly condemns" the suicide attack, asserting that "Those behind it targeting faithful Christians do not show respect for human life and must be brought to justice, expressing his hope that the Egyptian...
  • Julian Assange’s Information Coup: The Long Tail of Regime Change

    12/07/2010 10:57:35 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    big journalism ^ | 12/7/10 | John Sexton
    Turns out there’s a fairly clear answer to the question Why is Julian Assange doing this? Anyway, it’s as clear as the topic of human motivations ever really get. Back in 2006, Assange wrote a couple of essays on the topic of conspiracy and control. He takes the position that all authoritarian structures are conspiracies of power. His thoughts are interesting. Their may even be some truth to some of what he says. In any case, if you want to understand his motivation, grasp what he’s saying here: Conspiracies take information about the world in which they operate (the conspiratorial...
  • Information Overload Is Nothing New: From the Roman Empire to the BlackBerry jam.

    08/23/2010 2:08:52 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 5 replies · 1+ views
    wsj online ^ | 082010 | Peggy Noonan
    It's high summer and we're all out there seeing each other. We're not hidden away in our homes and offices as we are in winter's cold. We're part of a crowd—on the street, in the park, on the boardwalk, on the top deck of the ferry to Saltaire. And we can see in some new or clearer ways how technology is changing us.
  • Media Bureau Announces the Release of Requests for Quotation for Media Ownership Studies...[FCC]

    06/24/2010 3:10:31 PM PDT · by Cindy · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The following text SNIPPET is a quote: http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DA-10-1084A1.pdf PUBLIC NOTICE Federal Communications Commission 445 12thSt., S.W. Washington, D.C.20554 News Media Information 202 / 418-0500 Internet: http://www.fcc.gov TTY: 1-888-835-5322 DA 10-1084 Released: June 16, 2010 MEDIA BUREAU ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF REQUESTS FOR QUOTATION FOR MEDIA OWNERSHIP STUDIES AND SEEKS SUGGESTIONS FOR ADDITIONAL STUDIES IN MEDIA OWNERSHIP PROCEEDING MB Docket No. 09-182 Suggestions for Additional Studies Deadline:July 7, 2010 Requests for Quotation for Media Ownership Studies. As part of the Commission’s 2010 Quadrennial Media Ownership proceeding,1the Commission is commissioning nine economic studies to evaluate the current marketplace and the state of...
  • N. Korea: Kim being duped by subordinates(& his son)

    06/21/2010 7:32:23 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies
    JoongAng Daily ^ | 06/21/10 | Lee Young-jong
    Kim being duped by subordinates Power may be shifting to son, or aides are too fearful to tell the truth June 21, 2010 North Korean leader Kim Jong-il inspects chicken eggs during a trip last October to a poultry farm located in the communist state’s North Pyongan Province. [YONHAP] Kim Jong-il’s subordinates are duping their leader with false or deliberately incomplete reports on national affairs, according to sources in Seoul informed of North Korean politics, a possible indication that his grip on power may be weakening. The sources said there are two possible reasons why Kim is being cut out...
  • Bankrupt Companies - Information Source

    05/24/2010 6:42:10 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 5 replies · 407+ views
    24 May 2010
    Can someone on here (I know you can if you want to) please provide an internet source showing publicly traded companies that have recently filed for bankruptcy? Thanks in advance.
  • Improving Data Download From Outer Space

    05/21/2010 12:40:35 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 1 replies · 247+ views
    SPX via Space Daily ^ | 5/21/2010 | SPX via Space Daily
    Satellite systems in space keyed to detect nuclear events and environmental gasses currently face a kind of data logjam because their increasingly powerful sensors produce more information than their available bandwidth can easily transmit. Experiments conducted by Sandia National Laboratories at the International Space Station preliminarily indicate that the problem could be remedied by orbiting more complex computer chips to pre-reduce the large data stream. While increased satellite on-board computing capabilities ideally would mean that only the most useful information would be transmitted to Earth, an unresolved question had been how well the latest in computing electronics would fare in...
  • The Mark of the Beast Edges Ever Closer

    05/17/2010 11:21:57 AM PDT · by Patriot777 · 44 replies · 1,067+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 14, 2010 | Gene J. Koprowski
    Where’s Jimmy? Just Google His Bar Code By Gene J. Koprowski - FOXNews.com Scientists currently tag animals to study their behavior and protect the endangered, but some futurists wonder whether all humans should be tagged too. Scientists tag animals to monitor their behavior and keep track of endangered species. Now some futurists are asking whether all of mankind should be tagged too. Looking for a loved one? Just Google his microchip. The chips, called radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, emit a simple radio signal akin to a bar code, anywhere, anytime. Futurists say they can be easily implanted under the...
  • Obama; Free yourself from distractions - like information

    05/13/2010 9:48:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies · 632+ views
    american thinker ^ | 5/13/10 | Cindy Simpson
    Obama's "million-mouthed dog," Organizing for America (OFA), was especially busy the week leading up to Obama's commencement address at Hampton University on May 9, in which he bemoaned information technology as "a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment." On May 6, the OFA blog encouraged its 13 million supporters to engage in the "fun" technology of the President's twitter account:
  • Lack Of Protected Satellite Communications Could Mean Defeat For Joint Force In Future War

    04/20/2010 9:35:02 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies · 612+ views
    Lexington Institute ^ | 4/14/2010 | Loren B. Thompson, Ph.D.
    In the years since the Cold War ended, the U.S. military has become heavily dependent upon satellite communications to maintain its global connectivity. Without such links, it would be difficult for the military to operate in a coordinated fashion or exchange information critical to situational awareness. Defense experts have repeatedly warned that the availability of space-based communications could be compromised in future conflicts by the fact that 80-90% of all military traffic is transmitted on vulnerable commercial satcom channels. However, there is a related problem that far fewer military observers have noticed: only about 1% of defense communications today are...
  • Gravity Emerges from Quantum Information, Say Physicists

    03/27/2010 11:06:22 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 70 replies · 1,508+ views
    The new role that quantum information plays in gravity sets the scene for a dramatic unification of ideas in physics One of the hottest new ideas in physics is that gravity is an emergent phenomena; that it somehow arises from the complex interaction of simpler things. A few month's ago, Erik Verlinde at the the University of Amsterdam put forward one such idea which has taken the world of physics by storm. Verlinde suggested that gravity is merely a manifestation of entropy in the Universe. His idea is based on the second law of thermodynamics, that entropy always increases over...
  • An Obama secret: They're rejecting more Freedom of Information requests than secretive Bush

    03/17/2010 9:16:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 547+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | 3/17/10 | Andrew Malcolm
    Click here to find out more! Top of the Ticket Politics and commentary, coast to coast, from the Los Angeles Times « Previous Post | Top of the Ticket Home | Next Post » An Obama secret: They're rejecting more Freedom of Information requests than those secretive Bush folks March 16, 2010 | 5:10 pm Doorchained Here's a not-so-tiny tidbit of data that's getting lost in the White House-driven public frenzy over healthcare legislation this week: The White House Democratic administration of Barack Obama, who denounced his presidential predecessor George W. Bush as the most secretive in history, is now...
  • N.Korean executed for calling S.Korea: report(via cellphone)

    03/04/2010 2:10:48 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 16 replies · 517+ views
    AFP ^ | 03/04/10
    N.Korean executed for calling S.Korea: report SEOUL (AFP) – A North Korean has been publicly executed for using a mobile phone to tell a defector friend in South Korea about living conditions in the communist state, a rights group said Thursday. The man identified only as Jung was executed in late January after security officials discovered a Chinese mobile phone in his home, said the Seoul-based Open Radio for North Korea. It said Jung, a munitions worker in the northeastern port of Hamhung, confessed under torture that he had mentioned rice prices and living conditions.
  • Corporate Espionage: Tomorrow Arrived Yesterday

    02/27/2010 6:36:04 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies · 356+ views
    Computerworld ^ | February 26, 2010 | Richard Power
    Even today there are some still blank stares when I suggest to an audience of C-level executives or security professionals that they should all read the front pages of the Financial Times, the Yomiuri Shimbun, etc., as well as the technology news, if they want to know what cyber risks and threats to prepare for. Oh, the battle might be waged in bits and bytes, and bloodied patch bulletins that arrive six months too late; but the war will be won by those who could read between lines of the lead stories in politics and business, and it will most...
  • The Census is Getting Personal

    02/26/2010 8:00:19 AM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 42 replies · 1,711+ views
    YouTube ^ | Jerry Day
    This video is incredibly informative on our rights when it comes to the upcoming census. Jerry Day outlines some of the outrageous questions the census asks and tells us, clearly, that the Constitution not only does not authorize their access into our lives like this but it clearly violates the 4th amendment. Please, watch the video and send it to everyone you know.
  • INFORMATION Saved America from Tyranny (.....maybe) [Vanity]

    01/22/2010 8:09:59 AM PST · by Lazamataz · 77 replies · 1,183+ views
    Me | 1/22/2010 | by Lazamataz
    It looks like America, teetering as it was on the brink of a 'kinder, gentler' tyranny, has pulled back. Between the shocking election of Scott Brown in ploddingly-liberal Massachusettes, the overturning of much of McCain-Feingold's ban on election advertisements prior to elections, and the Russian disclosure that the Global Warming hoaxers were making up data, America emerged from this rather close call with a new direction. It appears that direction -- much to the consernation and dismay of the President and much of Congress -- is back to freedom. What made this possible? What forces drove back the blitzkreig of...
  • Americans Are Info-Junkies (34 gigabytes a day)

    12/15/2009 4:04:06 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 11 replies · 380+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 12/15/2009 | Yahoo News
    Americans are known for gorging on food, but we're also gluttons of another sort: A new study finds that the average American consumes more than 34 gigabytes of video, music and words a day-and that's only on our free time. One byte of information is equivalent to one letter of text. One gigabyte is equal to roughly 8 minutes of high definition video. Thirty-four gigabytes of data would fit on about 7 DVD disks or 1.5 Blu-ray disks. A mix of old and new media contribute to our daily information diet, the study finds, including TV, radio, books, the Internet,...
  • Biologic InstituteDesign without a Designer? (Hold onto your hat!!! Evos invite IDers to...)

    12/10/2009 11:03:19 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies · 1,185+ views
    Biologic Institute ^ | December 9, 2009 | Douglas Axe
    Last February I mentioned the events that would commemorate the life and work of Charles Darwin in 2009. I had no idea at the time that I would be invited to participate in one of these events. But there I was, precisely 150 years after On the Origin of Species first appeared, seated with other scientists in front of a packed room that featured, among other interesting things, a life-sized model of a baleen whale. The venue was the National Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart, Germany, and the occasion was a panel discussion titled Design without a Designer? [1]...
  • Directive Number 9

    12/09/2009 8:54:39 AM PST · by ckilmer · 10 replies · 460+ views
    Belmont Club | 12-7-09 | Wretchard
    December 7th, 2009 3:29 pmDirective Number 9 During the Algerian war, the terrorists promulgated an order which with variations would provide the backbone doctrine for information warfare into the 21st century. Dr. Cori Dauber, the author of the SSI monograph “The YouTube War: Fighting in a World of Cameras in Every Cell Phone and Photoshop on Every Computer” describes the ground zero of the modern information Jihad. The Algerians’ “Directive Number Nine” argued that it was better to kill one man where the American press would hear of it than nine where no one would find out. What Khattab realized...
  • Why young-age creationism is good for science

    12/07/2009 7:30:12 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 170 replies · 3,384+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Brett W. Smith
    The current treatment of young-age creationists in the scientific community and society at large is unfair and unwise. Scientists and philosophers of science, including old-age creationists and naturalists, should respect youngage creationists as legitimate contributors to science. Young-age creationists offer to the current origins science establishment a competing rational viewpoint that will augment fruitful scientific investigation through increased accountability for scientists, introduction of original hypotheses and general epistemic improvement...
  • Obama's State Department Submits to Islam

    08/17/2009 10:19:43 PM PDT · by Sammy67 · 21 replies · 1,743+ views
    AmericanThinker ^ | 8/18/09 | Pamela Geller
    Here is but the latest act of submission to Islam by your State Department. A State Department cable has just been sent out with this announcement: The Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) has assembled a range of innovative and traditional tools to support Posts' outreach activities during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. Here, in contrast, is the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble,...