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  • Phoenix airport screening draws angry complaints (forces 82 year old to remove breast prosthesis)

    10/15/2013 1:24:23 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 28 replies
    Arizona Republic / USA Today | October 15, 2013 | Sean Holsage
    Link only as per USA Today restrictions
  • White House accused of Barack Obama 'green screen' trickery

    10/18/2011 7:12:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 55 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 10/18/11 | Alex Spillius
    The White House has been accused of digitally adjusting President Barack Obama's weekly address to the nation to give the impression he was sitting in front of a car assembly line in Detroit. Experts in video effects said Mr Obama's talk on boosting employment had actually been recorded in front of a neutral "green screen" and the factory background filled in later. They said the edges around the president's head and shoulders were too sharp. "The shot is obviously a composite and a 'weatherman quality' one," one professional in the field told BigGovernment website.
  • Sony announces 'WhiteMagic' - new LCD screen that uses half the power

    08/15/2011 8:06:11 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 16 replies
    http://www.physorg.com ^ | August 15, 2011 | by Bob Yirka
    Sony has announced via its webpage the development of a new type of LCD display that uses either half as much power as current same-size LCD displays, or the same amount of power, but doubles the brightness. Called WhiteMagic, the new LCD screen, currently just 3 inches diagonally, achieves these results by employing a third, white pixel to create images on a screen. For the most part, most LCD displays use just three backlit pixels - Red, Green and Blue (RGB) to create one dot of color on the screen; the various colors are produced by filtering the light that...
  • [ Vanity ] Drudge down?

    05/19/2011 8:40:45 AM PDT · by Blueflag · 22 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 5/19/2011 | even Matt can have a bad day
    For several minutes now, nothing but a white screen. Same for you guys? I am loged in. This is series. I did refersh.
  • New DNC chief: Screen sales of all guns

    04/18/2011 4:51:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/18/11 | MIke Lillis
    The new head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is pushing for screenings of all gun purchases. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said the current law, which allows private firearm sales without background checks, is "outrageous." The Florida Democrat is sponsoring a soon-to-be-released proposal extending the screening requirements to all gun purchases, commercial or private. "It is outrageous that gun buyers evade the background check system every day, even in broad daylight," Wasserman Schultz said Monday at a gun reform rally in Miami sponsored by Mayors Against Illegal Guns.
  • Canada to Screen 'Iranium' Despite Threats

    01/23/2011 9:36:56 AM PST · by Nachum · 1 replies · 1+ views
    inn ^ | 1/23/11 | Gil Ronen
    The Library and Archives of Canada will hold a February screening of the film "Iranium," an expose of the dangers posed by Iran's nuclear program, despite cancelling a planned screening in January, the film's promoters said Sunday. An exclusive pre-release screening of Iranium, scheduled to take place Tuesday night January 18 at the Library and Archives of Canada (LAC) in Ottawa, was cancelled following complaints and threats, some of which apparently came directly from the Iranian Embassy in Canada.
  • Some iPhone 4 owners report discolored screens

    06/24/2010 3:09:41 PM PDT · by PugetSoundSoldier · 12 replies
    CNet ^ | June 23, 2010 | Erica Ogg
    The iPhone 4 won't be available in stores until Thursday, but the reviews are coming in from those who were able to get their hands on them ahead of time. Despite a mostly warm reception, there are already scattered reports of defective screens. By Wednesday afternoon Gizmodo and MacRumors had reports from 20 people with a brand new iPhone 4 who say there is a yellow discolored area on the screen, or an overall yellow hue to the display even after adjusting the phone's display settings. In most cases, the users say Apple has offered to replace the phone.
  • Latest Microsoft Updates crashed Vista Home Premium on HP laptop (Vanity)

    08/26/2009 12:04:52 PM PDT · by Blueflag · 42 replies · 1,626+ views
    My son's dorm room ^ | 09/26/2009 | blueflag
    [THIS IS A GOOD OLE' FASHIONED VANITY] OK, so my son calls me from Auburn ... Right after downloading and installing the latest updates from our friends in Redmond, the OS crashes into a memory dump/ BSOD. Vista Home Premium 64 bit on an HP notebook duo core 2 quad etc etc. It'll boot and run in safe mode, but something Microsoft sent out conflicts BIG time. I called Geek Squad to set up an appt for him, and the gentleman at Geek Squad said they had been getting a LOT of calls about laptops crashing after a Windows update....
  • How can I change my screen name without my member date getting lost?

    06/11/2009 10:52:02 AM PDT · by George from New England · 102 replies · 3,020+ views
    self
    Can I change my screen name without losing my longevity date?
  • Report: Vista more secure than OS X and Linux

    06/22/2007 7:53:18 PM PDT · by Rodney King · 150 replies · 2,252+ views
    endgadget ^ | today | staff
    Attention Linux, Vista, and Apple fan boys: put on your gloves... it's time to rumble! A 6-month vulnerability report issued by Jeff "Security Guy" Jones has caught the eye of Redmond and the ire of places beyond. The report which bases its security assessment upon vulnerabilities found (not actually exploited) claims that Vista is "more secure than OS X and Linux." In fact, the much maligned XP even crushes the competition using their calculations. Of course, it's worth noting that Jeff is a member of Microsoft's Security business unit which will probably sway your opinion as to the integrity of...
  • Call to tax 'wasteful' plasma TVs [Governments should tax due to large amount of energy consumed]

    05/15/2007 6:33:45 AM PDT · by bedolido · 15 replies · 527+ views
    bbc.co-uk ^ | 5-15-2007 | Paul Rincon
    Governments should tax plasma screen televisions because of the large amount of energy they consume, according to a leading expert on climate change. Professor Paul Ekins, who studies the economics of climate change, said taxing plasma screens would reflect their "greater climate change burden". This would encourage development and take-up of more energy efficient diode screens, Professor Ekins said. He said government could label energy hungry appliances as a first step. Plasma televisions, which are 50% bigger than their cathode-ray tube equivalents, consume about four times more energy, according to the government-funded Energy Saving Trust.
  • Why the Screen Layout? (Vanity)

    11/29/2006 6:12:38 PM PST · by gesully · 21 replies · 843+ views
    11/29/06 | gesully
    Why is so much text being displayed beneath each "headline"? Is there a way to change back to just having the headline?
  • IA, coalition medics screen citizens

    03/28/2006 3:32:55 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 199+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Capt. R.J. Johnson
    DULUIYA, Iraq (Army News Service, March 28, 2006) – Soldiers of Task Force Band of Brothers conducted medical screenings of Iraqi citizens on the Jabouri Peninsula March 27. The screenings came nine days after forces netted thousands of pounds in artillery and mortar rounds, rockets, air-defense rockets, ammunition, machine guns, materials for improvised explosive devices and other terrorist weapons along the Tigris River. Medics from the 1-8 Combined Arms Battalion, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division and 1st Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division – along with civil affairs Soldiers – held the health assessment at a...
  • Spiffy new jail too expensive to open

    03/17/2006 7:29:09 AM PST · by george76 · 133 replies · 3,279+ views
    A $59 million jail featuring art and flat screen TVs in Portland, Ore., has been sitting unused for more than a year as the city can't afford to open it. The Wapato Facility took two years to construct and can house 525 inmates at a cost of $20 million per year, .... The county spent more than $600,000 on art for the jail, including a sculpture out front by the circular driveway. There are 30-foot vaulted ceilings and private showers. "I love coming to an empty $59-million jail," Giusto told the Los Angeles Times. "I get tired of telling people...
  • The Academy Awards Speech We Should've Heard

    03/07/2006 6:59:06 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 12 replies · 1,543+ views
    Townhall ^ | 3.7.2006 | Dennis Prager
    Here's a speech we would like to hear from an Academy Award winner: I thank you for this wonderful award. Receiving an Academy Award gives the recipient an almost unique opportunity to speak to hundreds of millions people around the world, so I would like take this once-in-a-lifetime moment to say this:
  • B-grade Gipper (Hollywood audience cheers when Ronald Reagan is shot on screen)

    08/17/2005 7:29:42 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies · 1,569+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 8/17/05 | John McCaslin
    Inside the Beltway By John McCaslin August 17, 2005 B-grade Gipper We're here to report a rather bizarre, if not disturbing incident combining Hollywood and Washington, specifically this month's special film-industry screening of "The Killers," a 1964 movie starring Ronald Reagan in his final big-screen role. On hand in Hollywood for the Aug. 4 event was a prestigious crowd of actors, actresses, writers, reviewers, scholars, researchers and film preservationists -- including "L.A. Confidential" director Curtis Hanson -- that actually erupted in cheers when Mr. Reagan "the actor" was shot and killed. Absent the applause, it was already an eerie scene...
  • Screen Actors Guild calls for a no vote on CAFTA

    07/21/2005 10:18:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies · 833+ views
    SAG ^ | July 21, 2005 | SAG
    It’s down to the wire. The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)—the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement—by July 28. CAFTA is a regional agreement between the U.S. and six Central American countries: Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic. CAFTA is another flawed trade deal that will sell out America's jobs and do nothing to pull people out of poverty in Central America and the Dominican Republic. Like its predecessor, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), CAFTA promises to “help” the United States economy and reduce...
  • Stupid airport security III (Walter E. Williams)

    04/20/2005 4:06:07 AM PDT · by The Great Yazoo · 24 replies · 1,187+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 20, 2005 | Walter E. Williams
    Several airport security screeners have sent me polite letters criticizing some of my comments in my last two columns, prompting this question to you: In managing our personal security, should we guard against possible or probable threats? Consider the measures and the resource expenditures I might take to guard Mrs. Williams and me against all possible threats to our security. Even though I live in Pennsylvania, well outside of tornado alley, I'd construct a tornado shelter because it's possible for a tornado to strike anywhere. I'd no longer get into my car and drive off without doing a thorough check...
  • Screenshot from... Elsewhere

    08/10/2004 1:32:16 AM PDT · by Lexinom · 18 replies · 986+ views
    DU ^ | 08/11/2004 | Lexinom
  • Florida GOP apologizes for warning (using absentee ballots rather than new touch-screen)

    08/01/2004 2:26:27 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies · 515+ views
    Florida GOP apologizes for warning Tallahassee, FL, Jul. 30 (UPI) -- The Florida GOP has apologized for sending out a flier contradicting the views of Republican Gov. Jeb Bush on the upcoming elections. The fliers were sent to Republican voters in southern and western Miami-Dade County advising them to use absentee ballots rather than trust the new touch-screen voting machines, The Miami Herald reported Friday. Bush and Secretary of State Glenda Hood have been reassuring voters for months that the new voting machines now used in the state's 15 larger counties are reliable.
  • French Cinemas Refuse To Screen The Passion

    02/28/2004 5:54:13 PM PST · by blam · 54 replies · 205+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2-29-2004 | Kim Willsher
    French cinemas refuse to screen The Passion By Kim Willsher in Paris (Filed: 29/02/2004) French cinema chains are refusing to distribute or screen Mel Gibson's controversial film The Passion of the Christ because of fears that it will spark a new outbreak of anti-Semitism. France is the only European country where there is still no distribution deal for the film, which depicts the last days of Jesus Christ in graphic detail and is accused by critics of stoking anti-Jewish sentiment. The film was released in America last week but French distributors are wary of its impact on audiences and want...
  • Arab League slams US plan to screen visitors

    06/08/2002 2:20:43 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 30 replies · 203+ views
    The Times of India ^ | June 08 2002
    CAIRO: The Arab League secretary-general on Saturday questioned the legality of a US proposal to fingerprint and photograph visitors to America, saying such measures were "discriminatory" against Arabs and Muslims. "The Arab League is ... currently conducting a legal and political study on those discriminatory American procedures," Amr Moussa told reporters without elaborating. He was apparently referring to the procedures as being discriminatory against Arabs and Muslims. The Justice Department plan, proposed Wednesday, seeks to expand an existing law's reach to better track tourists, business travelers, students and temporary workers considered possible security threats. Officials familiar with the proposal said...
  • Socialist PM of New Zealand involved in possible art fraud scandal

    04/13/2002 3:22:19 PM PDT · by wistful · 111 replies · 393+ views
    Independent Newspapers NZ ^ | April 14th 2002 | Oskar Alley
    PM in fake painting row 14 April 2002 By OSKAR ALLEY Prime Minister Helen Clark has admitted misleading an animal welfare group by submitting an artist's painting as her own work for a charity auction. Clark was asked to do a painting to raise funds for Save Animals from Exploitation (SAFE). Instead her office commissioned an artist to paint it. Clark signed the painting, creating the impression the work was her own. The painting sold at auction for $1000. Clark has admitted the deception to the Sunday Star-Times. She has agreed to write a personal cheque to reimburse the buyer...