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  • The American Flag Daily: Battle Of The Ironclads

    03/09/2014 5:17:12 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 7 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | March 9, 2014 | FlagBearer
    On this date in 1862, the first naval battle between two ironclad ships took place as the USS Monitor and the CSS Virginia fought to a draw over the course of three hours in the Battle of Hampton Roads near Chesapeake Bay. The battle changed naval warfare practices around the world almost immediately, as naval powers started constructing ironclad ships and incorporating other advances seen in the battle into the new ships in their navies.
  • CFPB's data-mining on consumer credit cards challenged in heated House hearing

    09/13/2013 7:56:11 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept 13, 2013 | Richard Pollock
    Consumer Financial Protection Bureau officials are seeking to monitor four out of every five U.S. consumer credit card transactions this year — up to 42 billion transactions – through a controversial data-mining program, according to documents obtained by the Washington Examiner. A CFPB strategic planning document for fiscal years 2013-17 describes the “markets monitoring” program through which officials aim to monitor 80 percent of all credit card transactions in 2013. “This is one step closer to a Big Brother form of government where they know everything about us,” said Rep. Sean Duffy, R-Wis.
  • Arizona sheriff opposes appointment of monitor (Arpaio)

    08/17/2013 1:05:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 16, 2013 8:54 PM EDT | Brian Skoloff
    Outspoken Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio is opposing the appointment of an independent monitor and other moves to address a judge’s finding that his agency racially profiled Latinos, according to a court filing on Friday. The move could result in a judge ordering the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office to comply with constitutional requirements that ban the practice. In May, U.S. District Judge Murray Snow found that Arpaio’s office singled out Latinos, and that deputies unreasonably prolonged detentions, marking the first finding by a court that the agency engages in racial profiling. Arpaio’s office is appealing. …
  • USS Monitor Civil War sailors to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery 150 years later

    03/08/2013 1:18:58 PM PST · by shove_it · 27 replies
    <p>ARLINGTON, Va. – Two unknown crewmen found in the USS Monitor's turret will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery 150 years after the Civil War sank off the North Carolina coast. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is scheduled to speak during Friday's ceremony, which will include Monitor kin who believe the two Union sailors are their ancestors. Sixteen sailors died when the Monitor went down in rough seas off Cape Hatteras on March 9, 1862. The two crew members' skeletons and the remains of their uniforms were found in 2002 when the ship's rusted turret was raised from the ocean floor. The Monitor made nautical history when it fought in the first battle between two ironclads. The battle with the CSS Virginia was a draw...</p>
  • USS Monitor Civil War sailors to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery 150 years later

    03/08/2013 1:34:52 PM PST · by shove_it
    FoxNews ^ | 8 Mar 2013
    ARLINGTON, Va. – Two unknown crewmen found in the USS Monitor's turret will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery 150 years after the Civil War sank off the North Carolina coast. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus is scheduled to speak during Friday's ceremony, which will include Monitor kin who believe the two Union sailors are their ancestors. Sixteen sailors died when the Monitor went down in rough seas off Cape Hatteras on March 9, 1862. The two crew members' skeletons and the remains of their uniforms were found in 2002 when the ship's rusted turret was raised from the ocean floor....
  • Obama skips Fla. stop, heads home to deal with Hurricane Sandy [Florida Media in Depression]

    10/29/2012 5:42:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 42 replies
    CBS ^ | October 29, 2012
    The balancing act between campaigning and dealing with a natural disaster the week before a presidential election is a vexing one, considering there's no precedent for it. In the latest example of juggling both, President Obama made a last-minute decision this morning to fly back to the White House and forgo the one campaign stop he kept on his schedule for today. After initially announcing that he would skip his Ohio stop later today but still attend a campaign event in Orlando, Fla., a key spot in an important battleground state, the president flew to Orlando Sunday night to be...
  • Who Should Be a School Bus Monitor? [Re Klein video incident]

    07/01/2012 8:41:40 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 49 replies
    Woman Around Town ^ | June 25, 2012 | Charlene Giannetti
    By now the whole world has seen the video of a group of middle school boys bullying Karen Klein, the school bus monitor in Greece, New York. The boys have been vilified, their families threatened, and the school board will decide whether the boys will be suspended for the entire 2012-2013 school year. An online site has collected more than $500,000 for Klein and she is being showered with gifts, including an expense-paid trip to Disney World by ABC, which owns the theme park. An important issue, however, is not being addressed. What were Klein’s qualifications for being a school...
  • Kids who bullied bus monitor suspended for a year, assigned to reform school

    06/30/2012 10:06:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 215 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | June 29, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    You need closure. Following individual meetings this week with school and district administrators, each family waived their right to a hearing and agreed to one-year suspensions from school and regular bus transportation. The Greece Central School District is legally required to provide all students ages 5 to 16 with an education, therefore, during the 2012-13 school year, the students who have been suspended will be transferred to the district Reengagement Center, located in a non-school facility. This alternative education program keeps middle school students on track academically while providing a structured opportunity for students to take responsibility for their actions...
  • Bullied bus monitor receives more than $200G in online donations

    06/21/2012 9:45:43 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 129 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6-20-2012 | foxnews
    A New York bus monitor who was berated and bullied by a group of middle school students has received more than $200,000 in online donations. Karen Klein, 68, is seen in a 10-minute viral video attempting to ignore the verbal attacks by students on a bus operated by the Greece Central School District, near Rochester, N.Y. Children on the bus hurl repeated insults and threats at the grandmother, calling her fat and at one point suggesting that her children commit suicide. But donations have since poured in for the grandmother in hopes that she’ll take a “vacation of a lifetime,”...
  • (Eric Holder's) DOJ to Monitor Wisconsin Recall Election

    06/04/2012 1:45:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 142 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/4/12 | Dana Loesch
    Eric Holder's Department of Justice will monitor a number of Wisconsin polling places on Tuesday. The state Department of Justice will dispatch a team of assistant attorneys general and special agents from the Division of Criminal Investigation to Appleton as part of its efforts to prevent voter fraud. Appleton is one of 12 cities that will be monitored Tuesday during the recall election. Seven teams will monitor Milwaukee in conjunction with the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office, two teams will monitor Madison, and single teams will be sent to Beloit/Janesville, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Kenosha/Racine, La Crosse, Waukesha, and Wausau....
  • The Battle of Hampton Roads: The Monitor Meets The Merrimack (CSS Virginia)

    03/09/2012 8:36:56 AM PST · by Upstate NY Guy · 40 replies
    Civil War Daily Gazette ^ | March 9, 2012 | Eric
    Washington was replete with panic as word of the previous day’s destruction reached its doorstep. The ravaging and ruin wrought by the ironclad CSS Virginia (once the USS Merrimack) at Hampton Roads was utterly astonishing. After nightfall, as the USS Congress smoldered, fixing its thick black smoke to the Hampton Roads horizon, and as several other ships were run aground, General Wool at Fortress Monroe reported the travesty to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. The note had to first travel to Baltimore before being telegraphed to Washington, leaving the citizens the entire night to be peacefully passed. But at 9:30am,...
  • Faces of Civil War sailors from sunken USS Monitor reconstructed in hopes of identifying them

    03/04/2012 3:58:49 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies
    AP ^ | Saturday Mar 3, 2012 | Steve Szkotak
    Faces of Civil War sailors from sunken USS Monitor reconstructed in hopes of identifying them Faces of 2 USS Monitor crewmembers reconstructed Recovery: The turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor is lifted out of the ocean off the coast of Hatteras, N.C. on August 5, 2002 RICHMOND, Va. — When the turret of the Civil War ironclad Monitor was raised from the ocean bottom, two skeletons and the tattered remnants of their uniforms were discovered in the rusted hulk of the Union Civil War ironclad, mute and nameless witnesses to the cost of war. A rubber comb was...
  • Government spy program (UK) will monitor every phone call, text and email (edited title)

    02/19/2012 6:12:07 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 24 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | February 19, 2012 | Pamela Owen
    Excerpt only: Details about text messages, phone calls, emails and every website visited by members of the public will be kept on record in a bid to combat terrorism. The Government will order broadband providers, landline and mobile phone companies to save the information for up to a year under a new security scheme. What is said in the texts, emails or phone calls will not be kept but information on the senders, recipients and their geographical whereabouts will be saved. Twitter will also be saved and so will information exchanged between players in online video games. The information will...
  • Who Is the Mystery Food Monitor? (Nugget pimp may be NC 'education staff member')

    02/17/2012 1:48:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 90 replies
    Carolina Journal ^ | 2/16/12 | Rick Henderson
    Who Is the Mystery Food Monitor?No agency has said it employed the person checking preschoolers' lunch bags By Rick Henderson Feb. 16th, 2012 RALEIGH — Three days after a Carolina Journal report on the plight of a 4-year-old preschooler and her lunch made national headlines, the identity of the person who determined that the youngster's homemade lunch was not nutritious remains unknown. Of the several government agencies who have been named in the controversy — the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Division of Child Development and Early Education at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, Hoke County schools,...
  • Homeland Security Given Green Light to Monitor American Journalists

    01/09/2012 9:31:06 PM PST · by Nachum · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/9/12 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Under the National Operations Center (NOC)’s Media Monitoring Initiative that emerged from the Department of Homeland Security in November, Washington has written permission to collect and retain personal information from journalists, news anchors, reporters or anyone who uses “traditional and/or social media in real time to keep their audience situationally aware and informed.” According to DHS, the definition of personal identifiable information can consist of any intellect “that permits the identity of an individual to be directly or indirectly inferred, including any information which is linked or linkable to that individual.”
  • What are the Ways We are Less Free in US, and Monitored and Reported to Authorities?

    12/01/2011 4:46:41 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 26 replies
    12.01.11 | chickensoup
    How are we monitord in this country? What do we see that is changed? Where have our freedoms diminished? Bureracratic oversight is a big problem and different legislatures certainly suuport it. Our cell phones monitor our every move. Off the bat I think of banking oversight that reports to authorities all transactions.In our state smart meters utitities are required to report unusual usage patterens, Our pharmacies are not permitted to sell cough syrup in more than two bottle sales per three days. The IRS... I dont even begin to understand the ins and outs there on how they control our...
  • Growing Field of Smart Grid Technology Faces Opposition Over Pricing, Privacy

    11/13/2011 11:25:52 AM PST · by Dallas59 · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/12/2011 | Washington Post
    The smart grid has been one of the most talked-about issues in energy policy. Experts — and manufacturers of equipment and software — have promoted the idea that “smart meters” could enable utilities to flip household appliances on and off to ease the load of summertime electricity demand and that the devices would help homeowners manage their refrigerators, lights and air conditioning, even controlling them remotely with cellphones, laptops or tablets.
  • Verizon Now Monitors, Shares User Web Surfing Info

    10/14/2011 6:48:08 PM PDT · by decimon · 21 replies
    Tom's Guide ^ | October 14, 2011 | Kevin Parrish
    A new change in Verizon's privacy policy grants it the right to track user browsing habits, app usage and physical location.Like the Eye of Sauron watching over the lands of Middle-earth, Wednesday Verizon Wireless announced that it is now tracking the location of subscriber devices, recording search terms and websites they visit via the wireless network, and recording their app and device feature usage. This information will supposedly be used to make mobile ads more relevant to subscribers, and to be used for "certain business and marketing reports." In a statement announcing its privacy policy changes, Verizon said that it...
  • Confederate Flying Machine Will Rise Again at Auction

    09/14/2011 11:54:56 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 28 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | September 13, 2011 | Jeremy Hsu
    While Rebel and Union soldiers still fought it out with bayonets and cannons, a Confederate designer had the foresight to imagine flying machines attacking Northern armies. He couldn't implement his vision during the war, and the plans disappeared into history, until resurfacing at a rare book dealer's shop 150 years later. Now those rediscovered designs have found their way to the auction block, providing a glimpse at how Victorian-era technology could have beat the Wright Brothers to the punch. The papers of R. Finley Hunt, a dentist with a passion for flight, describe scenarios where flying machines bombed Federal troops...
  • A Brief Dry Spell for the U.S.S. Monitor

    08/10/2011 4:14:06 AM PDT · by fso301 · 14 replies
    New York Times ^ | aug 12, 2011 | John Tierney
    NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Military secrecy was a bit lax during the Civil War, by today’s standards, but contractor deadlines were a lot tighter.The technology that revolutionized naval warfare began with a five-sentence message delivered to The New York Times 150 years ago, on Aug. 9, 1861, and the information was not exactly classified. It was an advertisement placed by the Union Navy, to appear the following six days, under the heading “Iron-Clad Steam Vessels.”
  • Congress Wants to Monitor Your Internet Activity

    08/02/2011 9:01:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Cato.org ^ | 8/1/11 | staff
    Podcast at link.
  • Secret Service says agents ‘monitor’ Fox News frequently

    05/19/2011 9:27:28 AM PDT · by Nachum · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 5/19/11 | Alex Pappas
    A spokesman for the Secret Service said it’s not out of the ordinary for agents to “monitor” Fox News — or any other news organization. An employee of the Secret Service on Wednesday accidentally Tweeted on the agency’s Twitter account a complaint about having to “monitor Fox for a story” and not being able to deal with the network’s “blathering.” The Tweet was promptly removed and the Secret Service offered an apology, blaming it on someone who thought he or she was posting to a personal account. But why was the law enforcement agency that provides protection to the president...
  • New device on utility poles can adjust your thermostat

    03/25/2011 8:12:10 AM PDT · by Gennie · 112 replies
    IStockAnalyst / York Daily Record ^ | Friday, March 25, 2011 | Teresa Ann Boeckel
    (Source: York Daily Record) By Teresa Ann Boeckel, York Daily Record, Pa. March 25--YORK, Pa -- Dwight Rhine recently spotted additions to the utility poles in his Manchester Township neighborhood and wondered what was up. A metal arm sticks out from the pole, and the object attached to it is partially blue. It turns out that they are controllers for Met-Ed's energy saving program.
  • White House seeks child-speech oversight

    03/16/2011 10:38:40 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3/11/11 | Neil Munro
    Roughly 150 various advocates — lobbyists for gays and lesbians, legislators, White House officials, at least one cabinet secretary and the first lady — gathered around President’s Obama’s bully pulpit in the White House Thursday to cheer for increased government monitoring and intervention in Facebook conversations, in playgrounds and in schoolrooms around the country. No officials at the televised East Room roll-out of the White House’s anti-bullying initiative suggested any limits to government intervention against juvenile physical violence, social exclusion or unwanted speech. None mentioned the usefulness to children of unsupervised play. None suggested there were any risks created by...
  • RIAA Wants Gov. to Delete Your Illegal Downloads

    04/17/2010 11:43:55 AM PDT · by ThunderSleeps · 18 replies · 874+ views
    The Electronic Frontier Foundation reports that both organizations--along with a few others--want to take the file-monitoring process a huge step further by infiltrating consumer PCs and deleting the infringing content off their hard drives. How? Through "anti-infringement" spyware developed and enforced by the government.
  • How Do I Get My Computer Monitor to Work Again? (vanity)

    03/06/2010 7:05:32 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 51 replies · 1,051+ views
    my computer ^ | March 6, 2010 | self
    Sorry for the Saturday morning vanity - but I know someone out there in Freeperland can help me. I have a Sony Viao laptop hooked up to a docking station to which is attached my Dell Monitor. I have a wireless Logitech keyboard and mouse. For some unknown reason, my monitor stays in "sleep mode" all the time! I cannot get it to be "on" and viewable! Black screen at all times. There are 4 buttons on the lower right corner of the monitor and I have tried pushing in each of these buttons and the yellow light that is...
  • European Parliament bans an anti-terror agreement allowing U.S. authorities to monitor European

    02/13/2010 10:50:17 PM PST · by gibtx2 · 1 replies · 189+ views
    Terra Daily News about the planet Earth ^ | Feb 12, 2009 | Staff Writers Strasbourg, France (UPI)
    Members of the parliament overwhelmingly voted down the provisionally operating Swift agreement, which had allowed U.S. authorities to comb through millions of personal banking files to track terror financing. In a 378-196 decision, lawmakers in Strasbourg, France, voted to sack the deal, citing data protection and legal shortcomings. "The agreement has supplied vital leads against those terrorists responsible for planning or committing attacks against EU citizens," a representative of the British government said Thursday. "The safety and security of our citizens will be put at risk by the European Parliament's decision today," an unidentified EU diplomat told British newspaper The...
  • Blurry LCD Monitor

    12/18/2009 6:35:23 PM PST · by FTJM · 33 replies · 1,152+ views
    Vanity ^ | December 18, 2009 | Me
    I have a Dell flat screen monitor which is probably five years old. Within the last month, I've noticed the screen is slightly blurry. It's not readily obvious unless you sit and look at it. However, it's causing me eye strain and blurry vision which lasts for some time after looking at it. I can't look at the screen for more than a couple of minutes without eye strain. I never had this before. I'm prepared for the fact that I may need to buy a new monitor but I'd like to rule everything else out first. Changing the refresh...
  • 'Suspicious activity,' 'concerning behavior' to be monitored at OSU

    10/08/2009 5:27:54 AM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 7 replies · 540+ views
    The Daily O'Collegian ^ | October 8, 2009 | Sean Harkin
    The Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg, Va., forever changed after the events of April 16, 2007. A student, Seung-Hui Cho, gunned down 27 students and five faculty members before killing himself. Vice President of Student Affairs Lee Bird said shortly after the Virginia Tech incident, OSU expanded its Threat Assessment Team and renamed it the Behavioral Consultation Team. The team is a specially trained group of professional staff members from several university departments with mental health, student development, law enforcement, academic, administrative and legal expertise, according to its Web site. The team investigates and evaluates threats and other concerning behavior...
  • Help!!!!I Need Some Computer Advise.

    03/11/2009 7:58:57 AM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 50 replies · 985+ views
    3/11/09 | me
    Here's the problem. I defragmented, as usual, and restarted my computer. For some reason, my widescreen monitor went back to it's original "stretched" form. I cannot remember how I fixed this problem when I first installed the monitor, just remember it was an SOB to fix and a fluke that I got it right. Please, any advise or fix would be greatly appreciated.
  • Two monitors, twice the fun - Feature

    02/27/2009 10:33:26 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies · 1,914+ views
    earthtimes ^ | 28 Feb 2009 | DPA
    Think about how much time you spend switching from one application to another, searching for windows that are hidden behind other windows, or opening and re-opening applications. It adds up. And depending upon the type of work you do, it can add up to a lot - a lot of frustration and a lot of lost productivity. The solution may be to add a second monitor. With today's PCs, adding another monitor to your setup is fairly easy, and the advantages are manifold. Not only will you be able to give an entire application - such as your e-mail program...
  • US wants to send more troops to secure Afghan elections: Gates

    11/21/2008 5:57:44 PM PST · by Enterprise · 5 replies · 354+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 11-21-08 | Unknown
    CORNWALLIS, Canada (AFP) – US defense secretary Robert Gates said the United States wants to send reinforcements to Afghanistan before elections next year, adding the ballot is "maybe the most important objective for us in 2009."
  • Feds To Monitor Election For Fraud [ 10 yrs prison, fines $250,000 ]

    11/02/2008 6:08:27 AM PST · by Son House · 31 replies · 595+ views
    CBS2Chicago ^ | Oct 28, 2008 | Chicago Sun-Times
    The U.S. Attorney's Office will monitor the general election in Chicago and surrounding suburbs next Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald announced Tuesday. As part of the monitoring effort, the office will operate a hotline for candidates or the public to call to report any complaints relating to voting. In addition, Assistant U.S. Attorneys will be available to respond to complaints as needed, according to a release Tuesday from Fitzgerald's office. The hotline number, staffed on Election Day only, is (312) 469-6157. "This office has a long tradition of monitoring the polls on Election Day." Fitzgerald said. "No one who...
  • Feds To Monitor Election For Fraud

    10/28/2008 1:48:56 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 23 replies · 646+ views
    CBS2 Chicago ^ | 12/28/08 | CBS
    The U.S. Attorney's Office will monitor the general election in Chicago and surrounding suburbs next Tuesday, U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald announced Tuesday. As part of the monitoring effort, the office will operate a hotline for candidates or the public to call to report any complaints relating to voting. In addition, Assistant U.S. Attorneys will be available to respond to complaints as needed, according to a release Tuesday from Fitzgerald's office. The hotline number, staffed on Election Day only, is (312) 469-6157. "This office has a long tradition of monitoring the polls on Election Day." Fitzgerald said. "No one who...
  • City threatens eminent domain on planned museum[NY][Future USS Monitor Museum]

    12/23/2007 7:21:34 PM PST · by BGHater · 5 replies · 173+ views
    amNewYork Associate ^ | 23 Dec 2007 | Ryan Chatelain
    Four years after an oil company donated land to a Brooklyn couple for a museum to honor the nation's first commissioned ironclad warship, the property, wedged between industrial warehouses and the East River, still sits vacant. It's not what Janice Lauletta-Weinmann and her husband, George Weinmann, who have lived their entire lives in Greenpoint, envisioned on Dec. 23, 2003, when Motiva Enterprises gave them an acre of land in their neighborhood where the USS Monitor, the focus of their planned museum, was built and launched in 1862. Five months after being awarded the land, the couple received a letter saying...
  • U.S. asking to monitor cellphones

    11/23/2007 6:13:24 PM PST · by Dubya · 64 replies · 193+ views
    Washington Post via Dallas Morning News ^ | November 22, 2007 | Ellen Nakashima
    WASHINGTON – Federal officials are routinely asking courts to order cellphone companies to furnish real-time tracking data so they can pinpoint the whereabouts of drug traffickers, fugitives and other criminal suspects, according to judges and industry lawyers. In some cases, judges have granted the requests without requiring the government to demonstrate that there is probable cause to believe that a crime is taking place or that the inquiry will yield evidence of a crime. Privacy advocates fear such a practice may expose average Americans to a new level of government scrutiny of their daily lives.
  • Russia: Election monitor accuses Kremlin of blocking mission (election-fixing by KGB boys?)

    11/16/2007 7:07:54 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies · 111+ views
    Times of London ^ | Tony Halpin
    From Times Online November 16, 2007 Election monitor accuses Kremlin of blocking mission Goran Lennmarker, of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, left, and Sergei Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister, met today to discuss limits on election observers Tony Halpin, of The Times, in Moscow The credibility of parliamentary elections in Russia was plunged into doubt today when the main European democratic watchdog cancelled its observer mission. In an unprecedented move, the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) abandoned attempts to monitor the election and accused the Kremlin of obstructing its mission. “Despite repeated attempts to...
  • S. Korea: Samsung Electronics Launches Swan New Monitors

    07/10/2007 4:23:55 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies · 1,395+ views
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 07/10/07
    Samsung Electronics Launches Swan New Monitors Samsung Electronics has launched a series of four new monitors whose “neck” distantly recalls the shape of a swan’s. The new models target the market for medium-sized and large monitors. They are the 20-inch SyncMaster CX2032GW/BW models and 22-inch SyncMaster CX2232GW/BW models. Each pair consists of a wide-screen and Magic Clear panels. Only six months after their global debut in January this year, the Swan monitor series became million-sellers. More than 3 million Swan monitors are expected to be sold by the end of 2007. The monitors’ hinges are made of an elastomer...
  • Amnesty International using satellites to monitor Darfur

    06/06/2007 10:07:58 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 432+ views
    ap on Daily Comet ^ | 6/6/07 | Michelle Locke - ap
    BERKELEY, Calif. Human-rights activists are using high-resolution satellite cameras to keep watch over imperiled villages in the Darfur region of Sudan and posting the images online to enlist help preventing violence. The new Amnesty International Web site, http://www.eyesondarfur.org, was launched Wednesday in conjunction with a conference at the University of California, Berkeley. "We're hoping that by shining a light that we will deter the abuse from ever happening," said Ariela Blatter, director of the Crisis Prevention and Response Center for Amnesty International USA. Satellite images have been used before to document destruction in Darfur and elsewhere. But the latest project...
  • Tokyo launches new spy satellite

    02/24/2007 7:53:47 PM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 2 replies · 379+ views
    BBC ^ | Saturday, February 24, 2007
    Japan began its satellite programme in 2003 Satellite launch Japan has launched its fourth spy satellite, which will give it the capability to monitor any location around the globe.An H-2A rocket carrying the satellite lifted off from a base in southern Japan at 0441 GMT, officials said. Tokyo began launching spy satellites in 2003, after North Korea fired a missile over Japan's main island in 1998. Japan sees itself as one of the top targets of the Communist state, which last year tested a nuclear bomb. Satoki Kurokawa, a spokesman for the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa), said the...
  • (VANITY) Help...computer issue

    01/22/2007 7:44:47 PM PST · by JRios1968 · 30 replies · 372+ views
    1/22/07 | none
    Ok, folks...yes, I am logged in, moose bites can be nasti, etc... I have a problem that's baffling me. My Gateway Pentium4 laptop (purchased in 2003) has decided that its monitor won't show up stuff anymore. If I hook up a regular monitor to it, I can see stuff just fine in the monitor (external) but otherwise I see nothing in the laptop's monitor. I tried going back to its WinXP "Last Best Known Config" or whatever it's called, and nothing. I even tried to make the screen brighter...nothing. Short of getting a new one (and no, I am not...
  • Speaker Pelosi to Monitor Your Church

    01/12/2007 10:05:03 AM PST · by presidio9 · 81 replies · 2,915+ views
    Townhall ^ | Friday, January 12, 2007 | Jay Sekulow
    Nancy Pelosi hasn’t been Speaker of the House for two weeks yet and there is already proposed legislation which would be the most significant encroachment ever into the affairs and ability of churches and other organizations to communicate. Under the guise of lobbying reform, Speaker Pelosi and others have proposed legislation greatly expanding the scope of lobbying regulation which would impact churches, pastors, religious denominations, public interest organizations, civic organizations and other nonprofit groups. Even private individuals who voluntarily pay for media to distribute important messages to the general public on political matters would be impacted. So draconian is the...
  • Surveillance cameras going up in downtown Dallas

    10/03/2006 7:35:06 AM PDT · by Lunatic Fringe · 18 replies · 520+ views
    They are meant to reduce crime by helping police spot problems. By the end of the year, 40 cameras will cover 31 locations in the area. It's part of a plan first announced in January by Dallas Police. Grant money will cover the 840-thousand dollar price tag for the cameras. Police will monitor the cameras from their headquarters and City Hall. Some residents feel apprehensive about the surveillance, seeing it as an invasion of privacy. But others say the cameras could help curb petty crime and random violence.
  • CA: Gov. Tells State Panel to Monitor Gas Prices (wants dibs on any oil released from Petro Reserve)

    08/10/2006 9:29:43 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 300+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 8/10/06 | Reuters
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday directed the state's energy commission to monitor gasoline prices in the wake of BP's pipeline problems in Alaska, the governor's office said. Schwarzenegger also asked U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman to make the West Coast a priority for any oil shipments from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Gasoline prices in California have been steady in most of the state since Sunday, when BP announced it was shutting about 400,000 barrels per day of production from the Prudhoe Bay oilfield on Alaska's North Slope. The AAA motor club showed on Wednesday the...
  • The Real ID Rebellion (National ID)

    04/17/2006 8:50:15 AM PDT · by af_vet_rr · 104 replies · 1,772+ views
    CNET News.co, ^ | 17 April 2006 | Declan McCullagh
    In 1775, New Hampshire was the first colony to declare its independence from oppressive laws and taxes levied by the British crown. Now it may become the first state to declare its independence from an oppressive digital ID law concocted in Washington, D.C. New Hampshire's House of Representatives has overwhelmingly approved a remarkable bill, HB 1582, that would prohibit the state from participating in the national ID card system that will be created in 2008. A state Senate vote is expected as early as next week. The federal law in question is the Real ID Act (here's our FAQ on...
  • Lawmaker's warning: Vote in New Orleans race could tip taxman (Justice Dept to Monitor LA Elections)

    04/07/2006 5:31:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 7 replies · 678+ views
    KATC ^ | 4/07/06
    Lawmaker's warning: Vote in New Orleans race could tip taxman U.S. actor/comedian Bill Cosby makes a face during a rally for voting rights of displaced residents in New Orleans April 1, 2006. Many citizens scattered across the country since Hurricane Katrina may be unable to vote in the city's April 22 mayoral election, according to rally organizers. REUTERS/Lee Celano BATON ROUGE, La. When New Orleans residents scattered about the country by Hurricane Katrina cast their ballots in the mayor's race, they'll be giving state tax collectors a way to locate them. One Louisiana lawmaker says he wants people to know...
  • German researchers claim first transparent OLED pixels

    03/30/2006 11:12:09 AM PST · by Panerai · 22 replies · 1,478+ views
    Macworld ^ | 03/30/2006 | John Blau
    If you’ve seen the movie “Minority Report” and marveled at the transparent computer screens used by Tom Cruise, you’ll appreciate what German researchers have concocted in their labs: entirely transparent OLED (organic light emitting diode) pixels. The researchers, located at the Technical University of Braunschweig, are claiming the development to be a world’s first. Their approach is to use transparent TFTs (thin-film transistors) made of a 100-nanometer-thick layer of zinc-tin-oxide, which transmits more than 90 percent of visible light. Such transistors are more often made of silicon, which is used for LCDs (liquid crystal displays) but is highly absorptive in...
  • Drone aircraft may prowl U.S. skies

    03/30/2006 6:38:10 AM PST · by af_vet_rr · 45 replies · 1,167+ views
    CNET News.com ^ | March 29, 2006 | Declan McCullagh
    Unmanned aerial vehicles have soared the skies of Afghanistan and Iraq for years, spotting enemy encampments, protecting military bases, and even launching missile attacks against suspected terrorists. Now UAVs may be landing in the United States. A House of Representatives panel on Wednesday heard testimony from police agencies that envision using UAVs for everything from border security to domestic surveillance high above American cities. Private companies also hope to use UAVs for tasks such as aerial photography and pipeline monitoring. "We need additional technology to supplement manned aircraft surveillance and current ground assets to ensure more effective monitoring of United...
  • 80 Eyes on 2,400 People (Alaska and Security Cameras)

    03/29/2006 6:50:07 AM PST · by af_vet_rr · 19 replies · 993+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 28, 2006 | Tomas Alex Tizon
    From Anchorage it takes 90 minutes on a propeller plane to reach this fishing village on the state's southwestern edge, a place where some people still make raincoats out of walrus intestine. This is the Alaskan bush at its most remote. Here, tundra meets sea, and sea turns to ice for half the year. Scattered, almost hidden, in the terrain are some of the most isolated communities on American soil. People choose to live in outposts like Dillingham (pop. 2,400) for that reason: to be left alone. So eyebrows were raised in January when the first surveillance cameras went up...
  • RFID: Europe Wants to Tag You

    03/20/2006 9:36:15 AM PST · by robowombat · 48 replies · 972+ views
    Brussels Journal ^ | 2006-03-12 | Elaib Harvey
    RFID: Europe Wants to Tag You From the desk of Elaib Harvey on Sun, 2006-03-12 20:45 Am I the only one who is a tad concerned about the new RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Devices) Policy for Europe? I hope not. This year data retention legislation was introduced by the European Parliament and now we have the execrable Viviane Reding at a major conference in Hanover burbling about the Commission’s new consultation on the electronic tagging technology. Given that Commission Press Releases are normally bland to the point of ennui the following is quite something, “But their power to report their...