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  • Assembly Required: 15 DIY Kit Homes

    04/16/2014 5:45:18 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 9 replies
    bob vila .com ^ | 4-16-2014 | Donna Boyle Schwartz
    For those who've always wanted to build their own home, the prospect may now be more realistic than ever, thanks to a new wave of kit homes.
  • Assembly Required: 15 DIY Kit Homes

    01/12/2014 8:42:03 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    BobVila.com ^ | 1-4-14 | Donna Boyle Schwartz
    Big or small, contemporary or traditional, kit homes are an intriguing alternative for homebuyers today. Most kit homes are designed to be swiftly assembled by even novice do-it-yourselfers, and the price per square foot runs as low as $20 (and as high as $400). We've pulled together some of our favorite kit homes, and the tour starts here!
  • You’re a SEAL Stranded in Hostile Territory: What’s in Your Survival Kit?

    02/27/2013 7:59:14 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 41 replies
    Time ^ | 2/21/13 | Mark Thompson
    SEALs aren’t supposed to find themselves in trouble that they can’t get out of. That’s why the Navy is seeking to buy 300 new survival kits for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, sometimes known as Navy SEAL Team 6. They’re the guys who raided Osama bin Laden’s compound in May 2011 and sent him on an all-expenses-paid trip to the bottom of the Indian Ocean. Save for the downed stealthy MH-60 Black Hawk chopper, the mission was a grand success. But, being military men, they have to prepare for worst-case scenarios. That’s where Wednesday’s solicitation for what they call...
  • Covert Carry Kit at BudsGunShop.com

    02/03/2013 10:41:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2/3/13 | BudsGunShop.com
    Carry your 16" AR discreetly with this takedown kit, which lets you store your rifle in a standard briefcase. It doesn't get much cooler than this! Check out this link to get your own:
  • The Kit That Turns Any Car Into A Hybrid

    09/06/2012 8:05:23 PM PDT · by rawhide · 17 replies
    yahoo.com/blogs and youtube video ^ | 6-26-12 and 9-6-12 | By Bill Weir, C. Michael Kim, David Miller & Justin Bare
    Even with an increasing number of car manufacturers building hybrid cars, it's hard for a lot of people to justify buying a new car for an extra 10 miles per gallon in fuel savings. But a former IBM engineer and current professor at Middle Tennessee State University named Charles Perry and his students have designed a hybrid retrofit kit that may soon turn any gas powered car or truck into a hybrid. It's been in the works for the past few years, but the technology is getting closer to becoming a reality Prof. Perry's design takes a lot of the...
  • Congress Hears Dramatic Rape Kit Testimony (Law & Order SVU actress Mariska Hargitay reads letters)

    05/20/2010 11:21:18 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 795+ views
    CBS News ^ | 5/20/10 | Armen Keteyian
    Congress Hears Dramatic Rape Kit TestimonyOutraged Congressman Offers to Pay for Rape Kit Testing Following CBS Investigation By Armen Keteyian WASHINGTON, May 20, 2010 (CBS) Last fall, CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian reported rapists nationwide are getting away with their crimes, because tens of thousands of rape kits are going untested. The issue reached Capitol Hill Thursday, and the outrage was loud and clear. The star of the hearing turned out to be the central figure in our rape kit investigation, Valerie Neumann. Neumann testified how her 21st birthday ended in rape. One nightmare was followed by another....
  • Kit-built plane lands despite explosion

    05/11/2010 10:45:49 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 26 replies · 988+ views
    upi ^ | May 10, 2010
    DENVER, - Authorities said a pilot was able to land a kit-built aircraft in Colorado despite the small plane's engine exploding and ripping off its wing. The Federal Aviation Administration said the pilot, identified as a 54-year-old man from Wellington, Colo., was able to guide the 4-year-old jet-powered Berkut to a field near Loveland and landed without injury at 10 a.m. Sunday, The Denver Post reported Monday. FAA spokesman Mike Fergus said the turbo-shaft engine of the aircraft, which was deemed airworthy by FAA officials in 2006, exploded in mid-flight and the wings separated from the plane. The FAA said...
  • Rabbi Covered Wife's Body with a Tallit Before He was Killed

    11/29/2008 11:25:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies · 1,792+ views
    arutz 7 ^ | 11-29-08 | Gil Ronen
    (IsraelNN.com) Details of the tragic aftermath of the terrorist massacre in Mumbai's Chabad House have become available. WARNING: some readers may find the descriptions disturbing. The bodies of Chabad-Lubavitch emissary, Rabbi Gavriel Holtzberg, and kashrus inspector Aryeh Leibish Teitelbaum, were found in the Mumbai Chabad House library, with holy books in front of them. According to ZAKA emergency service, the body of the Rabbi's wife Rivka was found covered with a tallit, which her husband had managed to cover her with. The bodies of the two other women who were killed along with Rivka Holtzberg were found tied with telephone...
  • [Australian] Feds may shut down DNA test kit [lead to couples terminating unwanted children]

    05/11/2007 11:33:21 AM PDT · by bedolido · 12 replies · 591+ views
    news.com.au ^ | May 12, 2007 01:00am | Clare Masters
    A DNA mail order kit that checks the sex of an unborn child at just six weeks is under investigation after concerns it will lead to couples terminating unwanted children. The do-it-yourself home test can be ordered over the internet and shipped to Australia for less than $500. But the futuristic "pink or blue" kit has sparked an uproar among ethicists and anti-abortionists, who fear it will be used as a "sex select" tool.
  • CREW Blasts Pelosi Endorsement of Unethical Murtha for Majority Leader

    11/13/2006 2:51:42 PM PST · by em2vn · 13 replies · 817+ views
    U.S.Newswire ^ | 11-13-2006 | Naomi Seligman Steiner
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) questioned soon- to-be House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) commitment to eradicating corruption with her endorsement of one of the most unethical members in Congress, Rep. John Murtha (D-Pa.), to be Majority Leader of the House of Representatives. Rep. Murtha was listed in CREW' report Beyond DeLay: The 20 Most Corrupt Members of Congress (and five to watch). As reported in the study and by the news media, Rep, Murtha has been involved in a number of pay-to play schemes involving former staffers and his brother, Robert...
  • Sony CD Copy Protection Seems To Rely On Hacker Rootkit

    11/03/2005 8:44:21 AM PST · by holymoly · 35 replies · 1,250+ views
    InformationWeek ^ | Nov. 2, 2005 | Gregg Keizer
    Sony is apparently borrowing a tactic from hackers for its digital-rights management technology, and some security experts question the practice. Security researchers have identified a rootkit -- software used by hackers to hide their malicious code from anti-virus and anti-spyware defenses -- within the copy protection scheme Sony BMG Music Entertainment uses to prevent music CDs from being copied to computers. The digital rights management (DRM) technology that Sony BMG uses limits the number of times a CD can be "ripped" to a computer. To prevent the DRM software from being easily circumvented, the copy protection's creator -- a U.K.-based...
  • Bollywood 'Oscars' Honor Baywatch Star Hasselhoff (Named International Star of the Year)

    05/24/2005 7:43:13 PM PDT · by FreedomSurge · 16 replies · 505+ views
    Reuters ^ | May 1, 2005 | Claudia Parsons
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Reuters) - India's movie industry handed out its version of the Oscars on Saturday at the Bollywood Movie Awards, which saw a veteran director take top honors and a U.S. actor best known for "Baywatch" named international star of the year. Dancers in shimmering costumes, Indian beauties in saris and sultry heartthrobs sporting long black coats crowded the Taj Mahal for the occasion. The Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, that is. The event was held in the U.S. East Coast gambling resort as part of Bollywood's bid to be a global force in cinema....