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  • Software Engineer Hacks a Knitting Machine to Create Massive Stellar Map

    09/03/2018 7:05:54 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 14 replies
    Space.com ^ | September 3, 2018 07:54am ET | Chelsea Gohd,
    By hacking a domestic knitting machine, a software engineer advanced modern knitting and made a massive equatorial star map in tapestry form. Australian software engineer Sarah Spencer spent years hacking and programming a 1980s domestic knitting machine for fun. This hobby grew into much more, however, as Spencer developed a new computer algorithm that did something never before accomplished with such machines. Her accomplishment — knitting with bird's-eye backing using one knit per pixel in three colors — might not mean much to anyone outside of the knitting community. But this achievement allowed Spencer to make something truly out of...
  • From Tree To Firewood

    06/25/2017 3:55:58 PM PDT · by Trumpnation · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | 6-25-17 | JR
    Take a journey with a tree as it's processed by a giant logging machine. Sadly, it takes the middle man out of the picture. But hey, we've got to give the people their firewood, right?
  • Powerball, Mega Millions to drop Illinois due to state’s budget crisis

    06/16/2017 8:56:41 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 41 replies
    Chicago Suntimes ^ | 6/15/2017 | Tina Sfondeles and Stefano Esposito
    The popular Powerball lottery and Mega Millions games will drop Illinois at the end of June without a budget agreement, Illinois Lottery officials said Thursday. Concern over the state’s fiscal condition prompted the Multi-State Lottery Association to drop Powerball in Illinois, according to internal Illinois Lottery communications obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times. Mega Millions also plans to drop the state unless a budget agreement comes together, state officials confirmed. Without a budget in place, the state isn’t authorized to make payments to Mega Millions or the association. Those decisions were reached at national lottery meetings held this week, Illinois Lottery...
  • The Logmax Harvesting Head

    04/08/2017 5:34:08 PM PDT · by Trumpnation · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 4/8/17 | JR
    I've never seen this before. It's a powerful, extreme wood cutting machine. It cuts, then strips and trims trees with the grace of an acrobat. Just don't stand anywhere near it!
  • Hacker demonstrates how voting machines can be compromised - CBS News

    08/10/2016 8:58:19 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 47 replies
    CBS ^ | 08/10/2016 | CBS staff
    Hacker demonstrates how voting machines can be compromised - CBS News http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rigged-presidential-elections-hackers-demonstrate-voting-threat-old-machines/ Concerns are growing over the possibility of a rigged presidential election. Experts believe a cyberattack this year could be a reality, especially following last month's hack of Democratic National Committee emails. The ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security Committee sent a letter Monday to the Department of Homeland Security, saying in part: "Election security is critical, and a cyberattack by foreign actors on our elections systems could compromise the integrity of our voting process." Roughly 70 percent of states in the U.S. use some form of electronic...
  • Judges question for Miss Hawaii set off such a firestorm, the Miss USA audience had to be calmed

    06/06/2016 2:25:14 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 68 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 06 June 2016 | Frieda Powers
    The 2016 Miss USA Pageant is over and the winner has been crowned, but there is still plenty of outrage over one of the questions posed to a contestant. “With Hillary Clinton expected to surpass the delegate count needed to win the Democratic party nomination, my question to you is: If the election were held tomorrow, would you vote Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump for President and why would you chose one over the other?” judge Laura Brown asked Miss Hawaii, Chelsea Hardin. The audience at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday began to boo before Brown even...
  • Dear Striking Fast-Food Workers: Meet The Machine That Just Put You Out Of A Job

    11/10/2015 9:05:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/10/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Today, U.S. fast-food workers will strike across 270 cities in a protest for higher wages and union rights that they hope will catch the attention of candidates in 2016 elections, organizers said. The walkouts will be followed by protests in 500 cities by low-wage workers in such sectors as fast food and home and child care, a statement by organizers of the Fight for $15 campaign said on Monday. The protests and strikes are aimed at gaining candidates’ support heading into the 2016 election for a minimum wage of $15 an hour and union rights, it said. The strikes...
  • Foam machine malfunctions at Pearson International Airport

    09/12/2015 12:23:27 PM PDT · by xp38 · 14 replies
    680 News ^ | Sept 12 2015 | JUSTIN PIERCY
    If you’re heading past Pearson International Airport on Saturday, we want to assure you that it’s not snowing. Peel police say they were called after a foam machine used to combat large plane fires malfunctioned, creating about two football fields worth of foam that began to spill onto Derry Road. Some areas are reportedly covered in about nine metres of the sudsy stuff. Police confirm that there’s no disruption to traffic, but there’s no word whether there will be an impromptu Much Music Video Dance Party (TM).
  • CUBAN SPY CENTER OPENS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.

    07/24/2015 5:43:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies
    Frontpagemagazine.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Humberto Fontova
    "Intelligence trafficker to the world" sets up shop in the nation's capital. “It [the Cuban embassy opening] is going to be a celebration on our part,” gushed Gustavo Machin, deputy director for U.S. affairs at Cuba’s Foreign Ministry. “Many Americans who have supported the Cuban Revolution will be among the 500 celebrants at the new Embassy.” Despite the innocuous professional title the mainstream media insists on using for Gustavo Machin, he’s actually a KGB-trained Cuban spy who was burnt and booted from the U.S. back in 2003 shortly before the invasion of Iraq. He was among 14 other Cuban spies...
  • The Bren Is One Awesome Machine Gun

    05/01/2015 7:43:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 30, 2015 | Paul Richard Huard
    In April 1945, an entire brigade of British special forces joined the massive effort to attack the German army until its back was against the Po River. If successful, the Wehrmacht would have no choice but escape across the river and evacuate Italy — or stay and fight, facing the prospect of heavy losses.
  • The M-60 Lays Down a Lot of Lead

    04/07/2015 5:48:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 48 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 6, 2015 | Paul Richard Huard
    Perhaps no other firearm is so closely associated with the Vietnam War — or pop culture spin-offs — as the M-60 general purpose machine gun. Portrayals of the M-60 in the hands of American soldiers range from the sublime dignity expressed by the “Three Soldiers” statue in Washington D.C., to the over-the-top destruction of the fictional town of Hope, Wash., by Sylvester Stallone’s character John Rambo in the film First Blood.
  • WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO HARRY REID? PART 2

    03/29/2015 6:30:55 AM PDT · by libstripper · 56 replies
    Powerline ^ | Mar. 28, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    Scott wrote here about Harry Reid’s announcement that he will not run for re-election, a decision which, Reid was quick to say, was not the result of his “elastic exercise band” accident. In January, I wrote OK, So What Really Happened to Harry Reid? I noted the injuries that Reid suffered on New Year’s Day, in Las Vegas: multiple broken bones around his right eye, damage to the right eye, severe facial bruising, broken ribs, and a concussion. Was all of this really the result of losing his balance because an elastic exercise band broke? That seems unlikely, to say...
  • HARRY REID BATTLES EXERCISE EQUIPMENT, LOSES [UPDATED]

    03/29/2015 6:20:27 AM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies
    Powerline ^ | Jan 2, 2015 | John Hinderaker
    Harry Reid sustained what sound like serious injuries on New Year’s Day, allegedly while exercising. This is the complete statement that was issued by his office: On Thursday, Senator Reid received treatment at University Medical Center in Las Vegas for injuries sustained in an accident he suffered while exercising at home in Henderson. A piece of equipment Senator Reid was using to exercise broke, causing him to fall and break a number of ribs and bones in his face. Senator Reid will return to Washington this weekend and be in the office Tuesday as the Senate prepares to reconvene. His...
  • America's Top Killing Machine

    01/17/2015 11:30:40 AM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    The Atlantic via MSN ^ | 1/17/15 | Adrienne LaFrance
    For the better part of a century, the machine most likely to kill an American has been the automobile. Car crashes killed 33,561 people in 2012, the most recent year for which data is available, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Firearms killed 32,251 people in the United States in 2011, the most recent year for which the Centers for Disease Control has data. But this year gun deaths are expected to surpass car deaths. That's according to a Center for American Progress report, which cites CDC data that shows guns will kill more Americans under 25 than...
  • Maxim’s Machine Gun Slaughtered Hundreds of Thousands of People

    11/05/2014 6:19:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 4, 2014 | Paul Richard Huard
    During the early morning of Oct. 25, 1893, a column of 700 soldiers from the British South African Police camped in a defensive position next to the Shangani River. While they slept, the Matabele king Lobengula ordered an attack on the column, sending a force of up to 6,000 men—some armed with spears, but many with Martini-Henry rifles. Among its weapons, the column possessed several Maxim machine guns. Once a bugler sounded the alert, the Maxims spun into action—and the results were horrific. The Maxim gunners mowed down more than 1,600 of the attacking Matabele tribesman. As for the British...
  • Voting Machine Disabled After Allegedly Failing to Show Greg Abbott's Name on Ballot

    11/04/2014 5:38:43 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/4/14 | Kristin Tate
    Election officials in San Antonio, Texas are examining a disabled voting machine after it allegedly left Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott's name off of the ballot. Earlier on Tuesday, the machine was being utilized in Bexar County's First Chinese Baptist Church of San Antonio. Bexar County Election Administrator Jacque Callan told local media outlet KENS 5 that the machine was "experiencing issues." According to Callan, the machine has a counter which will allow election officials to determine exactly how many voters used it. At this point, there is no explanation as to how -- or why -- the glitch occurred.
  • Virginia GOP: Voting Machines Malfunctioning in Several Precincts

    11/04/2014 12:18:27 PM PST · by mbarker12474 · 72 replies
    CBS News Washington DC CBS DC ^ | 4 november 2014 | CBS DC
    UPDATED: November 4, 2014 2:22 p.m. LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — Malfunctioning voting machines are causing issues for voters in several Virginia precincts, the Republican Party of Virginia says. RPV wrote a letter to the Virginia Department of Elections this morning stating there were problems with some of the electronic voting touch screens in at least four different Congressional Districts. “Voters have difficulty selecting the candidate of their choice using the touch screen because the screen’s touch sensor is not properly aligned with the text that appears on the screen,” a RPV spokesman said in the letter. A video link included...
  • The MG42 Machine Gun Was Hitler’s Buzz Saw

    10/28/2014 1:28:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 28, 2014 | Paul Richard Huard
    During World War II, American G.I.s called the German MG42 machine gun “Hitler’s buzz saw” because of the way it cut down troops in swaths. The Soviet Red Army called it “the linoleum ripper” because of the unique tearing sound it made—a result of its extremely high rate of fire. The Germans called the MG42 Hitlersäge or “Hitler’s bone saw”—and built infantry tactics around squads of men armed with the weapon. Many military historians argue that the Maschinengewehr 42 was the best general-purpose machine gun ever. It fired up to 1,800 rounds per minute in some versions. That’s nearly twice...
  • The Greatest Murder Machine in History

    05/31/2014 7:04:18 AM PDT · by old school · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 31, 2014 | Mike Konrad
    "The enormity of the slaughters of the "religion of peace" are so far beyond comprehension that even honest historians overlook the scale. When one looks beyond our myopic focus, Islam is the greatest killing machine in the history of mankind, bar none."
  • Are front loading washing machines bad?

    01/29/2014 7:47:36 PM PST · by servo1969 · 149 replies
    vanity | 1-29-2014 | Servo1969
    I'm planning on buying a new washer and dryer in the next few months and my wife has always wanted a front loading washer. Everyone I talk to including my mother, my sister and my best friend's wife tells me whatever I do DO NOT get a front loading washing machine. I have been told they get mildew-y, they leak, they tear up easily and that they just don't clean your clothes as well as a good top loader. All my washers to date have been top loaders and, excluding a part here or there, have each lasted more than...