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  • 'Perfect' conditions could make Harvey the strongest hurricane to hit the US in 12 YEARS [tr]

    08/25/2017 5:53:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 63 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2017 | Cheyenne Roundtree and Regina F. Graham
    Texas is bracing itself for the storm of the decade as Hurricane Harvey barrels towards the state, which is expecting catastrophic flooding, power outages, winds up to 130mph and 30 inches of rain. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said Harvey has 'rapidly intensified' and experts say weather conditions have created the perfect recipe for the monster Category 3 hurricane to form and crash into Texas late on Friday night. The national guard has been mobilized amid fears over the life-threatening flash flooding, which poses 'a grave risk' to Texans as the hurricane is expected to be the strongest to hit...
  • New OS X backdoor malware roping Macs into botnet

    10/03/2014 1:10:51 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 7 replies
    Net Security Org ^ | Posted on 02.10.2014 | Ziljka Zorz
    New malware targeting Mac machines, opening backdoors on them and roping them into a botnet currently numbering around 17,000 zombies has been spotted and analyzed by malware researchers of Russian AV company Dr. Web. The malware, dubbed Mac.BackDoor.iWorm, targets computers running OS X and makes extensive use of encryption in its routines, the researchers noted. What's even more interesting is that it gets the IP address of a valid command and control (C&C) server from a post on popular news site Reddit. Unfortunately, the researchers didn't mention how the malware spreads, but they shared that it is unpacked into the...
  • Are we living in a HOLOGRAM? Physicists believe our universe just a projection of another cosmos

    12/16/2013 3:47:30 AM PST · by NYer · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 12, 2013 | ELLIE ZOLFAGHARIFARD
    The universe is a hologram and everything you can see - including this article and the device you are reading it on - is a mere projection. This is according to a controversial model proposed in 1997 by theoretical physicist Juan Maldacena.Until now the bizarre theory had never been tested, but recent mathematical models suggest that the mind-boggling principle could be true.Professor Maldacena's model suggests that the universe exists in nine dimensions of space and one of time.Now Japanese researchers have attempted to tackle this problem by providing mathematical evidence that the holographic principle might be correct, according to a...
  • Study: Cure for Baldness Could Happen in 5 Years

    12/22/2010 7:43:19 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 81 replies · 5+ views
    Fox News ^ | December 16, 2010
    German scientists have successfully grown hair follicles from stem cells, and claim it could translate into a cure for baldness in the next five years, reported. The stem cells used in the study at Berlin’s Technical University were taken from animals, but researchers said they hope to use human stem cells within a year. Professor Roland Lauster said the study could result in a baldness treatment for as much as 80 percent of people who suffer from hair loss. “Since 1950 the number of new chemicals used in cosmetics has risen 500—fold, and so has the need for animals...
  • N. Korea: N.K. collapse could spark global crisis

    09/09/2010 4:58:44 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 33 replies
    Korea Herald ^ | 09/05/10
    N.K. collapse could spark global crisis 2010-09-05 17:22 QUANTICO, Virginia (AFP) -- North Korea‘s regime has long defied naysayers by persevering through famines, floods and global opprobrium. But what would happen if the upcoming power transition marks the beginning of the end? In the view of one U.S. military strategist, a collapse of North Korea -- a dirt-poor nation with an indoctrinated population and nuclear-armed military -- could result in no less than the greatest world crisis in modern times. Col. David Maxwell, who heads the Strategic Initiatives Group at the Army’s Special Operations Command, said that the U.S. needed...
  • Cadaver-Sniffing Device Could Find Jimmy Hoffa

    08/13/2010 11:35:36 AM PDT · by epithermal · 25 replies
    Discovery ^ | Aug 13, 2010 | Eric Bland
    A new detector could finally answer the question of whether the body of former Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa is buried under cement at the site of the former Giants Stadium.
  • Important, For Men: A long ring finger may mean you're a prostate cancer risk (with illustration)

    07/21/2010 8:27:32 AM PDT · by rawhide · 42 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9:56 AM on 21st July 2010 | Pat Hagan
    Men with a long ring finger could be three times more likely to develop prostate cancer, research shows. Doctors found that the risk increases if the ring finger on the right hand is significantly longer than the index finger next to the thumb. But men whose ring fingers are only slightly longer, or are about the same length, are much less likely to get the disease. The findings open up the possibility of screening men with longer fingers at an early age for signs of cancer. In the study, blood tests showed that men with longer ring fingers on their...
  • Over 4.5 Billion people could die from Global Warming-related causes by 2012 (prediction from 2007)

    05/18/2010 4:35:48 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies · 575+ views
    The Canadian ^ | May 18, 2010 | John Stokes
    A recent scientific theory called the "hydrate hypothesis" says that historical global warming cycles have been caused by a feedback loop, where melting permafrost methane clathrates (also known as "hydrates") spur local global warming, leading to further melting of clathrates and bacterial growth. In other words, like western Siberia, the 400 billion tons of methane in permafrost hydrate will gradually melt, and the released methane will speed the melting. The effect of even a couple of billion tons of methane being emitted into the atmosphere each year would be catastrophic. The "hydrate hypothesis" (if validated) spells the rapid onset of...
  • Chile Earthquake May Have Shortened Days on Earth

    03/02/2010 8:57:06 AM PST · by driftdiver · 60 replies · 1,539+ views ^ | Mar 2, 2010 |
    The massive 8.8 earthquake that struck Chile may have changed the entire Earth's rotation and shortened the length of days on our planet, a NASA scientist said Monday. The quake, the seventh strongest earthquake in recorded history, hit Chile Saturday and should have shortened the length of an Earth day by 1.26 milliseconds, according to research scientist Richard Gross at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. "Perhaps more impressive is how much the quake shifted Earth's axis," NASA officials said in a Monday update. The computer model used by Gross and his colleagues to determine the effects of the...
  • Redefining 'black':Obama spotlights the divide between American Blacks and African immigrants

    02/18/2007 6:38:02 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 22 replies · 935+ views
    LA Times Calendar Live ^ | 18 February 2007 | Louis Chude-Sokei
    ALTHOUGH NOT quite able to pass for white, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has been able to pass for African American. He is biracial, but not white; black, but not African American; American but not African. What has entranced the country more than his somewhat vague policies is Obama's challenge to conventional racial and cultural categories. Among African Americans, discussions about his racial identity typically vacillate between the ideologically charged options of "black" versus "not black enough" or between "black" and "black, but not like us." But there is a third side to Obama — and also to the politics of...
  • Black leaders still sizing up Obama

    01/20/2007 7:40:33 AM PST · by shrinkermd · 26 replies · 590+ views
    LA Times ^ | 19 January 2007 | Peter Wallsten
    WASHINGTON — As pastor of the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Sumter, S.C., the Rev. James Blassingame feels pride at the thought of electing the country's first black president. But Blassingame, one of his state's most prominent black ministers, will not support Sen. Barack Obama's bid to achieve that historic goal. Instead, the minister will campaign for one of Obama's white rivals for the Democratic nomination, former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina. Obama, he said, is a "stranger" with a faraway home and little-known biography, whereas Edwards — "he's a homeboy." Other black leaders are wary that the...

    08/22/2006 1:02:24 AM PDT · by 20mm lib babies in city dumps · 25 replies · 727+ views
    08/22/2006 | John Wurts
    Perhaps it's time to recolonize the Middle East. If we get our NATO allies and Russia together with us on the same page and invade the entire Muslim Middle East and re-establish European run colonial governments, we could save a lot of money on oil and put an end to government sponsored terrorism. Together, this alliance would have 90% of the world's military might. Without the mother's milk of oil revenue, it will be far more difficult fot terrorists to obtain the financing for nuclear weapon development or purchase. Russia could administer Iran, France could administer Syria, Britain could administer...
  • 52 Reasons To Stop Mowing (Zot a la Gallagher)

    07/25/2006 6:58:41 AM PDT · by fruitarian108 · 420 replies · 6,084+ views
    Fruitarian Network ^ | 1973 first version | Nonmowing Coalition
    52 REASONS NOT TO MOW 37 WAYS TO HELP TREES Please download with 100% cotton, rice, recycled, or scrap paper Ron Howard, director of A Beautiful Mind and many other films,made his first film at age 8.. an anti mowing film which showed the nature of mowers' attacks on lawns. Art Buchwald: People shouldn't be judged by the length of their grass. In 2003 through now, the world has seen floods, famine, fire, mudslides, hurricanes, tornados and other disasters created by the unprecedented destruction of trees around the world. Trees are nature's weather stabilizers. We need trillions of trees.. new...
  • Hi - I'm new here and like to post random items I receive in email, please don't ZOT me.

    06/10/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by concernedcitizenusa · 95 replies · 6,860+ views
    snopes ^ | 6-10-2006 | ConcernedCitizenUSA
  • Malvo and the War Debate (ZOT!!! Why not to go off antipsychotic meds without a doctor’s guidance)

    05/29/2006 6:48:25 AM PDT · by DanPride · 80 replies · 4,217+ views
    Me | Today | Dan Pride
    I am curious why none of the media covers the most important aspect of the Malvo shootings. If you look at Newspapers on the dates when the shootings are underway you discover something I find quite interesting. The shootings begin to dominate the news the day before the debate on the Iraq war starts and they catch them the day after the declaration of war??? If you ask most people "do you remember the debate about starting the second Iraq war", they will all answer "yes of course". But if you followup with the question "name one point in the...
  • What is a FReeper? (zot)

    05/30/2006 12:41:24 PM PDT · by Uddercha0s · 183 replies · 7,024+ views
    5/30/06 | Uddercha0s
    I recently received a reply to a post that stated: "This should be beneath a "freeper". Sad." So I asked.. what is it that makes a FReeper? My reply (and I will admit was tasteless) was also questioning. It stirred controversy and was removed? Why Moderators? Can you not tell me? Did it not meet with your "FReeper" mentality? According to all posted guidelines it should be listed but no, you chose to delete it. Yes.. I'm the first one IBTZ, I'm sure you'll nick me for speaking up..
  • Fishing Humor ( Vanity )

    03/10/2006 10:32:56 AM PST · by george76 · 36 replies · 799+ views
    A little fishing humor on how to fish.
  • Guest-Worker Plan Could Break GOP

    01/30/2006 10:35:56 AM PST · by Reagan Man · 60 replies · 1,111+ views
    Human Events ^ | January.30,2006 | Phyllis Schlafly
    The conservative movement that elected Ronald Reagan twice, George Bush I once, and George Bush II twice, is essentially a movement of grass-rooters who don’t like to take orders from the top and who revolt when they believe they are betrayed or bossed by those they elected. That’s why the grass roots abandoned the first George Bush when he reneged on his “no new taxes, read my lips” promise. The tough political tactics used by union bosses and Democratic machine bosses simply don’t sit well with conservative Republicans. Resentment against the Bush Administration is still festering about the combination of...
  • CA: Like him or not, governor knows change our only hope

    07/01/2005 10:45:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 552+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 7/1/05 | Vic Pollard
    SACRAMENTO -- It may be that moderate Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger offers the last hope to save California's state government from the ideologues in the Legislature who are running it into a ditch. If so, that hope appears to be slipping away. As his approval ratings tumble in the polls, Schwarzenegger backs away from one reform after another that he has proposed to solve the state's dire fiscal problems. Three of them have survived to appear on the Nov. 8 special election ballot. But the two that might do the most repair work -- reform of the budget process and redrawing...
  • Communism and human nature (Bolshie Mod sez, Arise ye kittens of the earth!)

    04/05/2005 10:50:57 AM PDT · by Sammy sam · 153 replies · 8,234+ views
    Many argue that communism will never be possible because of "human nature". The essence of this false argument is the belief that a communist society would consist of an all-powerful central government that would tell everybody what to do--and would therefore undermine the creative initiative of individuals and the search for happiness. • This argument is based on two false assumptions: (1) It assumes that a communist society will look like the former Soviet Union, or the current China, North Korea, etc (ie: corrupt police states with a feudal-style ruling class) (2) It assumes that people will only work in...