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  • Hacker demonstrates how voting machines can be compromised - CBS News

    08/10/2016 8:58:19 AM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 46 replies
    CBS ^ | 08/10/2016 | CBS staff
    Hacker demonstrates how voting machines can be compromised - CBS News 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).

    07/24/2015 5:43:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 1 replies ^ | 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.

    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...

    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...

    12/22/2013 8:11:39 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Dec 2013 | by REBEL PUNDIT
    On Thursday, a town hall meeting hosted by Al Sharpton and the National Action Network to address gun violence exploded into a revolt against “Chicago Machine” politics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the aldermen in City Hall, with panel and audience members calling to vote out their elected officials. One 82-year-old preacher even called for “Tea Party” style meetings in some of Chicago’s south side communities such as Altgeld Gardens and Trumbull Park.
  • Al Sharpton's Chicago Town Hall Erupts into Revolt Against Machine Politics

    12/21/2013 8:53:47 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-21-2013 | Rebel Pundit
    On Thursday, a town hall meeting hosted by Al Sharpton and the National Action Network to address gun violence exploded into a revolt against “Chicago Machine” politics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the aldermen in City Hall, with panel and audience members calling to vote out their elected officials. One 82-year-old preacher even called for “Tea Party” style meetings in some of Chicago’s south side communities such as Altgeld Gardens and Trumbull Park. “This was a historic event,” Paul McKinley of V.O.T.E. (Voices of the Ex-Offender) and former 2nd Congressional District GOP nominee to replace Jesse Jackson, Jr. told Breitbart News....
  • Teenager astounds scientists by building a DNA testing machine in his bedroom - and he did it to

    04/05/2013 3:51:52 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/5/13 | Emma Innes
    Teenager astounds scientists by building a DNA testing machine in his bedroom - and he did it to discover why his brother is ginger Fred Turner, 17, from Yorkshire built a DNA testing machine in his bedroomBuilt the polymerase chain reaction machine from items he found at homeWanted to see if his brother had the mutated gene that causes ginger hairExperiment was a success and proved why his brother is ginger and he isn'tFred was named the UK's Young Engineer of the Year for his design A teenager has astounded scientists by building a DNA testing machine in his bedroom...
  • H.G. Wells' TIME MACHINE fits today's Left

    10/31/2012 12:19:38 PM PDT · by jobim · 5 replies
    vanity | 10/31/12 | jobim
    H.G. Wells' Time Machine fits today's Left It would seem at first blush that Morlocks and Eloi could be descriptions of our political Left/Right. But let me propose a different interpretation. Using the 1960 movie with Rod Taylor as the Scientist (George) as our analogue, who might be frolicking and fattening in the sun, and who laboring in darkness and tyranny underground? The Eloi are Obama voters, the useful idiots: Blacks, Hispanics, college students, metrosexuals, the Fellini-esque GLBT consortium, die-hard Woodstockers, tree-huggers, union rank-and-file. They obediently march to the doors of death when the siren of brain-washing is sounded. And...
  • Voter Machine in Las Vegas Auto-Checking 0bama

    10/26/2012 11:56:11 AM PDT · by hamboy · 30 replies ^ | October 25, 2012 | has just received confirmation that a voter in Las Vegas tried voting for Governor Mitt Romney but the machine automatically checked “Obama” multiple times instead. Our source said: “Yesterday I went to an early voting site at Centennial Center in Las Vegas, NV. I went with my 19 year old son who was a first-time voter. I went to an open machine and inserted my card. When the selections came up, all of the candidate pairings were listed and I touched the box for Romney/Ryan. The checkmark appeared next to President Obama’s name. I touched the check mark removing...
  • Asheville Tea Party Sponsors Machine Gun Social (Saturday, Sept. 29)

    09/28/2012 4:45:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    WSPA ^ | 8/17/12
    Asheville Tea Party Sponsors Machine Gun SocialBy: Associated Press | News Channel 7 Updated: August 17, 2012 - 12:49 PM **SNIP** Those paying $25 can fire a 30-round clip from a 9mm-submachine gun such as an Uzi. Those who pay $35 can fire an M16. For $50, people get the power of an AK-47. Pizza and drinks are included.
  • The Popinator (Video) (And now for something completely different.)

    09/18/2012 2:44:24 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies ^ | 9-17-2012 | thepopinatorproject
    The Popinator Project by aims to change the popcorn eating experience by making it more fun. The idea behind The Popinator is to instantly deliver popcorn into a person's mouth just by saying the word "pop". The Popinator is able to pinpoint where in the room the spoken word originated from and shoot a piece of popcorn at it. The Popinator shoots up to 15 feet and is for inside use only.
  • Mitt Romney's Cult-like Machine

    03/07/2012 3:31:49 PM PST · by publius321 · 5 replies ^ | 3/6/2012 | Scott Ryan
    "I will admit that Mitt Romney's audience on Super-Tuesday was so boisterous it sounded like an Amway convention. I remember in the 2008 primaries, so did John McCain's. As B.B. King would say, once the general election came around, most of us were singing "The thrill is Gone." - Publius321 (Scott Ryan)
  • Bozell Column: The Bill Press Hate Machine

    02/21/2012 9:32:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 2/21/12 | Brent Bozell
    Bill Press has a new book out called “The Obama Hate Machine.” To read the blurbs, you might wonder if Press thinks no one should be allowed to criticize the president. Here’s Nancy Pelosi touting the book: "In a poisoned political climate, negative personal attacks on President Obama must have no place in our public discourse." What’s next? A mandate forbidding inappropriate free speech? These tolerant liberals are out of control. (Snip) Just like in his last embarrassing book, “Toxic Talk,” Press claims all the ugly rhetoric comes from conservatives.
  • Obama warns of fall Romney 'smear' machine

    02/01/2012 10:50:58 AM PST · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/1/12 | Paul Bedard
    The Obama-Biden reelection campaign, which just announced it banked $224 million in 2011, is stepping up fundraising as it steels for an expected fall "smear" machine from GOP front-runner Mitt Romney. In an email to supporters this morning, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina warned that the Republicans will have a fat bank account to tap for negative ads, something both Romney and Newt Gingrich did in Florida. "They're going to try to spend and smear their way to the White House," Messina said about Republican groups and candidates.
  • The Cyborg in Us All

    09/21/2011 6:29:28 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 12 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 9/14/11 | PAGAN KENNEDY
    “Fingers!” Gerwin Schalk sputtered, waving his hands around in the air. “Fingers are made to pick up a hammer.” He prodded the table, mimicking the way we poke at computer keyboards. “It’s totally ridiculous,” he said. I was visiting Schalk, a 40-year-old computer engineer, at his bunkerlike office in the Wads­worth Center, a public-health lab outside Albany that handles many of New York State’s rabies tests. It so happens that his lab is also pioneering a new way to control our computers — with thoughts instead of fingers. Schalk studies people at the Albany Medical Center who have become, not...
  • Labor Day Machine Guns(OR)

    09/06/2011 4:36:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies · 1+ views ^ | 5 September, 2011 | Julian Olivas
    WHITE CITY, Ore. -- Labor Day is usually associated with rest, relaxation, and last minute school shopping. Today, some people spent their holiday firing machine guns. The event was open to the public for anybody who wanted to fire one of the eighteen full auto machine guns or a silenced handgun. This event allows the public to have exposure to these expensive weapon systems in a safe environment that they normally would never get the chance to. The holiday machine gun tradition started off in Grant's Pass and takes place on Memorial Day as well.
  • The Islamic Supremacist Propaganda Machine Cranks Out Another ''Islamophobia'' Report

    08/27/2011 11:02:43 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    “Fear, Inc.: The Roots of the Islamophobia Network in America,” from the Center for American Progress is just the latest in an ever-lengthening string of markedly similar “exposés” of so-called “Islamphobes.” Each purports to show that the anti-Sharia movement in America is a sinister cabal of well-funded, dishonest hacks stirring up hate against innocent Muslims in order to profit from it. Each has been highly distorted and markedly unfair, twisting the facts and cooking the data in order not to enlighten but to manipulate, not to educate but to propagandize. Just in recent months there have been two other reports,...
  • Baguette vending machine

    08/10/2011 10:29:19 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | 8-10-11 | Bailey Johnson
    (CBS/AP) - Today in "God, could they be more French?" French baker Jean-Louis Hecht has rolled out a 24-hour automated baguette dispenser, promising warm bread for hungry night owls, shift workers or anyone else who doesn't have time to pick one up during their bakery's opening hours.
  • Video: Full auto Glock with tracers and an nice little dual drum magazine

    07/24/2011 12:01:13 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 23 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 7/21/11
    Video here Just a little Sunday fun.
  • Toddler-death mum guilty of animal cruelty

    06/12/2011 1:33:02 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 8 replies
    Perth Now ^ | 6/10/11 | Nicole Cox
    A HILTON woman, whose three-year-old son was found dead inside a washing machine with a cat in September last year, has been fined $3000 for mistreating a cat.Kerry Louise Murphy, 24, pleaded guilty in the Fremantle Magistrates Court to ill treating a cat after she placed the distressed feline in front of a dog and filmed the incident on a mobile telephone in June last year. Today, the court heard that Murphy was at home on June 21, 2010 when the cat, known as Gemma, was brought into the house by children she had been babysitting. Her toddler son, Sean,...
  • Famous rockers play for protesters at rally (Unplugged for 4000 frozen thugs)

    02/22/2011 4:02:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Daily Cardinal ^ | 2/22/11 | Patrick Tricker
    Famous rockers play for protesters at rallyBy Patrick Tricker Adam Wollner Updated: Tuesday, February 22, 2011 03:02 Standing in front of American and Wisconsin flags, former Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello played to an audience of 4,000 Monday at Monona Terrace at a performance set up by AFSCME to oppose the budget repair bill. "Whenever there's an economic hardship, [Republicans] take advantage of that to ram through some legislation that's going to roll back decades, if not a century, of social progress," Morello said. "But they miscalculated. They miscalculated because they tried to begin doing that in Wisconsin."...
  • Rage Against The Machine Guitarist Tom Morello Coming To Wisconsin: 'Madison Is The Next Cairo'

    02/20/2011 9:00:39 AM PST · by Libloather · 70 replies
    Link only - Rage Against The Machine Guitarist Tom Morello Coming To Wisconsin: 'Madison Is The Next Cairo'
  • Machine guns fired into Cairo's Tahrir Square

    02/02/2011 1:07:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 32 replies
    jpost ^ | 2/2/11 | JPOST.COM STAFF MELANIE LIDMAN
    600 reported injured, one killed in clashes; Pro-Mubarak rioters hurl Molotov Cocktails, rocks at opposition from surrounding buildings; protesters target Egyptian Museum. Machine gunfire was heard on Wednesday night, shortly after Egyptian state television ordered all demonstrators to evacuate Cairo's Tahrir (Liberation) Square. Al Jazeera reported that anti-government protesters remained in the square, chanting "Leave! Leave!" at Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, as ambulances were stationed in the area. Frequent gunfire was heard in the vicinity of the Egyptian Museum. A spokesman from the Egyptian Health Ministry on Wednesday said that 600 people were injured and one man was killed in...
  • The Soros propaganda machine and shale gas

    01/11/2011 11:50:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/11/11 | Ed Lasky
    America's huge reserves of natural gas-bearing shale offer lower energy prices, and the hope of increasing our energy independence. George Soros is determined to use his wiles and network of grant recipients to hobble development of America's energy ace in the hole. The movie Gasland came out of nowhere to slam the shale gas industry -- an industry that has already substantially brought down the price of natural gas throughout the nation, saving consumers and business untold billions of dollars in energy costs. The natural gas boom spawned by technologies such as horizontal drilling and fracking have also enriched citizens...
  • Minnesota GOP Reports 'Unacceptable' Problems With Counting Machines

    11/02/2010 1:18:07 PM PDT · by FromLori · 26 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/2/10
    MINNEAPOLIS -- The Republican Party of Minnesota says it has received multiple complaints about failing tabulation machines at polling places around the state. A statement issued Tuesday says there are complaints about machines in Duluth, Olmsted County, Lakeville, Faribault, Mendota Heights and Eagan. The party calls the situation "completely unacceptable" and blames Secretary of State Mark Ritchie for failing to prepare for the election.
  • Boy Rescued After Crawling Into Vending Machine

    10/02/2010 9:21:18 PM PDT · by Ellendra · 26 replies
    SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. -- A 9-year-old boy was rescued on Saturday morning after climbing into a claw-crane vending machine at a Wal-Mart in Sun Prairie. Firefighters said that somehow the boy crawled through the 1-foot-by-1-foot opening on the front of the machine and was sitting with the stuffed animals inside. The lock was cut and the boy was removed a few minutes after help arrived. Officials said that boy wasn't injured and suffered only a small scratch on his nose. After the entire ordeal, the boy went home with two stuffed animals from the machine. The child's mother said that...
  • Mankato man sentenced for possessing machine guns

    09/09/2010 3:09:25 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 89 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 9-9-10 | ap
    ST. PAUL, Minn.—Federal prosecutors say a 61-year-old Mankato man has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison for possessing three machine guns. The U.S. attorney's office says Ronald Willis Strand was sentenced Thursday in St. Paul by Judge Donovan Frank. In his plea agreement, Strand admitted possessing a .223-caliber Model A-15 machine gun on May 14, 2009, and possessing two other machine guns. Strand was arrested on May 13, 2009, on a state matter and police discovered the weapons when searching his residence. The Free Press of Mankato reported that Strand, a bail bondsman in Mankato, was...
  • ATM hacked to make it spew cash (electronic voting machine hacked

    08/01/2010 1:03:27 PM PDT · by goldendays · 17 replies · 4+ views ^ | Saturday July 31 2110 |
    ATM hacked to make it spew cash New Zealand computer security expert Barnaby Jack has shown "hacking" into an automatic teller machine can be easy with the right software. Jack, director of security testing at Seattle-based computer security consultant IOActive Inc, hauled two ATMs on to a Las Vegas conference stage and demonstrated how, with the press of a button, an ATM could spew out all its cash. "I hope to change the way people look at devices that from the outside are seemingly impenetrable," Jack told the Black Hat computer security conference, CBS reported. The 32-year-old Aucklander - currently...
  • Quantum time machine 'allows paradox-free time travel'

    07/26/2010 1:28:23 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 7/22/10 | Tom Chivers
    Quantum physicists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology believe it is possible to create a time machine which could affect the past without creating a "grandfather paradox".Scientists have for some years been able to 'teleport' quantum states from one place to another. Now Seth Lloyd and his MIT team say that, using the same principles and a further strange quantum effect known as 'postselection', it should be possible to do the same backwards in time. Lloyd told the Technology Review: "It is possible for particles (and, in principle, people) to tunnel from the future to the past."
  • 0bama can find what he seeks in North Carolina

    06/08/2010 6:10:28 PM PDT · by Parody · 8 replies · 27+ views
    BatesLine ^ | April 5, 2009 | Michael Bates
  • Cleaning man drawn into sausage machine

    05/21/2010 4:25:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 42 replies · 832+ views
    The Salem (MA) News ^ | May 21, 2010 | Bruno Matarazzo Jr.
    DANVERS — A man who was part of a cleaning company at DiLuigi Sausage Co. on Pope's Lane was taken to the hospital last night after he was partially sucked into a seasoning machine. The victim was cleaning inside "a vacuum-type cylinder" that draws marinade into the meat, according to police Lt. Carole Germano. Somehow, the machine was activated while the man was still inside and he got drawn underneath. His head and shoulders got stuck in the machine.
  • Gingrich: Democrats Want to Impose 'Secular-Socialist Machine'

    05/17/2010 5:31:26 AM PDT · by chickadee · 34 replies · 913+ views
    FOXnews ^ | May 16, 2010
    Democrats are trying to impose a "secular-socialist machine" rejected by most Americans, an unapologetic Newt Gingrich said Sunday. The former House speaker described Democrats as "secular" because those in power in government are beset by a "relentless anti-religious bias"; "socialist" because the Obama administration wants to determine salaries, own corporations and provide health care; and a "machine" because the agenda is being pushed robotically without concern for people standing in the way.
  • UAE unveils world's first gold bar vending machine

    05/13/2010 11:18:55 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 17 replies · 692+ views
    Arabian Business ^ | Thursday, 13 May 2010 | Elsa Baxter
    The world’s first gold bar vending machine has been unveiled at Emirates Palace. The Gold To Go machine, itself covered in 24-carat gold, dispenses one, five and 10 gram bars as well as one ounce bars of gold, the National reported on Thursday. Six gold coins of varied weights and engraved with symbols of gold-producing nations Canada, Australia and South Africa, are also dispensed by the machine. About AED175 will buy a one gram bar, AED760 a five gram bar and AED4,645 an ounce, the paper reports. “It brings gold to the public,” Thomas Geissler, the chief executive of Ex...
  • A Letter to the People of Lake County Indiana: Corruption, Pay-to-Play, Pete Visclosky

    03/30/2010 3:21:46 AM PDT · by rightwing23 · 254+ views
    One Nerve Left ^ | March 29, 2010
    I came across this letter written regarding Northwest Indiana-Lake County politics, and it felt prudent to post this (excerpted version) here. Regardless of who you support in the NWI GOP Primary elections, most of these points in this well-written, yet wordy plea ring true. ...."I must then appeal to you, as a citizen who is greatly concerned with the direction our beloved country is going, to your belief in holding politicians liable for their machinations and their specious belief systems. As such, I must request you please take a deeper look at the unprecedented corruption, as well as the unsung...
  • Democrats May Be Enjoying the Security of Voting Machine Fraud

    01/11/2010 3:55:47 PM PST · by buszero · 14 replies · 1,402+ views
    Obama Information ^ | January 11, 2009 | junebug
    John Charlton reported three weeks ago that, “… Obama made his first official move to corrupt and undermine the 2010 elections… The move consisted in the little noticed appointment of a technical adviser ,Edwin B. Smith, III, to the Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC) of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).” Smith is known to have been the vice president of manufacturing, compliance, quality and certification at Sequoia Voting Systems, which is a company that makes voting machines, and it has been at the center of infamous voting irregularities in different elections across the country. Sequoia has secured the voting...
  • Police Tend To Notice Something Like a Guy Dragging a Coke Machine Down The Road

    01/07/2010 6:16:46 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 9 replies · 773+ views ^ | 1/6/10 | Sean Fallon
    Oh Tennessee, you have been in rare form recently. The latest tale comes to us courtesy of Nicholas Nunley, who hooked a Coke machine to his pickup outside a Dollar General then began dragging it down the road. Amazingly, an eyewitness noticed the one truck on the road with a vending machine engulfed in sparks dragging behind, and called the police. Apparently unfamiliar with the effect of drag, Nunley tried unsuccessfully to evade capture. After a Taser relaxation session, Nunley was hauled off to prison, where he is undoubtedly comparing notes with the Hill family from Walmart. [NBC-2 via Arbroth...
  • Machine Translates Thoughts into Speech in Real Time

    12/22/2009 11:03:55 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies · 680+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | 12/22/09 | Lisa Zyga
    Model of the brain-machine interface for real-time synthetic speech production. The stroke-induced lesion (red X) disables speech output, but speech motor planning in the cerebral cortex remains intact. Signals collected from an electrode in the speech motor cortex are amplified and sent wirelessly across the scalp as FM radio signals. The Neuralynx System amplifies, converts, and sorts the signals. The neural decoder then translates the signals into speech commands for the speech synthesizer. Credit: Guenther, et al. ( -- By implanting an electrode into the brain of a person with locked-in syndrome, scientists have demonstrated how to wirelessly transmit neural...
  • Big Bang machine achieves first particle collisions

    11/28/2009 2:05:24 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 1,095+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/28/09 | Jason Rhodes
    ZURICH (Reuters) -- Scientists have smashed together proton beams for the first time in a 27-kilometre tunnel under the French-Swiss border in an initial step toward discovering how the universe came into existence, they said on Monday. Scientists at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) hope experiments will already start giving clues about the origins of the universe in the coming months as the world's biggest particle collider starts moving to full power. "It's a great achievement to have come this far in so short a time," said CERN Director General Rolf Heuer about the collision, achieved by sending...