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  • Trump National Security Team Gets a Slow Start

    01/19/2017 7:21:09 AM PST · by mulder1 · 52 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1-18-17 | Mark Landler
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration has written 275 briefing papers for the incoming Trump administration: nearly 1,000 pages of classified material on North Korea’s nuclear program, the military campaign against the Islamic State, tensions in the South China Sea, and every other kind of threat the new team could face in its first weeks in office. Nobody in the current administration knows whether anyone in the next has read any of it. Less than three days before President Obama turns the keys to the White House, and the nuclear codes, over to President-elect Donald J. Trump, Mr. Trump’s transition staff...
  • College cross-country runners chase down Minneapolis theft suspect

    10/02/2016 1:07:10 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 13 replies
    Minneapolis StarTrib ^ | October 1, 2016 | Mary Lynn Smith
    It took only seconds before Kibet made the connection: Someone had broken in and rifled through the team’s belongings. In the hallway, he saw the stairwell door closing at the end of the corridor. Kibet did what comes naturally: He ran. With his pack on his back and dress shoes on his feet, he flew down five flights until he reached the bottom floor of the Courtyard Marriott, where he found a man with his teammates’ bags. “I got a knife,” the man told Kibet, and then he ran. Kibet briefly pondered what to do, then gave chase, keeping his...
  • Scientists Gather In San Diego To Talk About Global Warming

    06/16/2016 10:32:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    KPBS ^ | June 15, 2016 | By Susan Murphy
    Scientists from San Diego and a dozen countries around the world are gathered at the University of San Diego this week to share their latest research. Among some of the major topics at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference are climate change, heat waves and ocean acidification. Geophysicist Peter Ward, who worked for the U.S. Geological Survey for nearly three decades, discussed warming global temperatures during his Wednesday session. "There's a very interesting correlation between warming and volcanism at the end of the last ice age," Ward said. He said the past two years of record warmth...
  • Bob and Ray Slow Talkers

    10/10/2015 2:32:21 PM PDT · by Arthur McGowan · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 150316 | Bob and Ray
    One of the funniest sketches of the last Century.
  • Ford cars slow when they see speed-limit signs

    03/25/2015 1:48:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies
    BBC News ^ | 3/25/15 | BBC
    Ford is to sell a car that can read road signs and adjust its speed accordingly to ensure the vehicle is not driving too fast. The speed-limiting tech can be activated via the steering wheel and briefly overridden by pressing firmly on the accelerator. The car company suggests the facility will help drivers avoid fines and could reduce the number of accidents. However, one expert said the innovation might only serve as a "stopgap". "There's a plan for speed restrictions to be beamed to your car's computer systems and controlled from there, rather than requiring street sign visual recognition systems,"...
  • Existing Home Sales Hit Lowest Rate Since July 2012

    02/21/2014 7:11:45 AM PST · by mykroar · 8 replies ^ | 2/21/2014 | FOXBusiness
    <p>U.S. home resales fell more than expected in January and hit an 18 month-low as the combination of cold weather and a lack of housing stock sidelined potential buyers.</p> <p>The National Association of Realtors said on Friday home sales dropped 5.1 percent to an annual rate of 4.62 million units, the lowest level since July 2012. December's sales pace was unrevised at 4.87 million.</p>
  • This road sign with a clear liberal bias...

    12/31/2013 10:04:46 AM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 12 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 12-31-13 | The Looking Spoon
  • Beer Bottle Trick at 2500fps - The Slow Mo Guys [video only]

    12/10/2013 6:43:21 PM PST · by servo1969 · 9 replies ^ | 12-3-2013 | The Slow Mo Guys
    Gav and Dan find an interesting way to destroy their bev bottles while showing off some cool science. Follow Gav on Twitter - Follow Dan on Twitter - Beer Bottle Cavitation at 2500fps - The Slow Mo Guys
  • Ticket sales slow to Obama’s S.F. fundraiser — deals offered

    11/19/2013 2:16:45 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 26 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | November 19, 2013 | Matier and Ross
    Ticket sales for President Obama’s big fundraiser Monday at the SFJazz Center are so sluggish, organizers are cutting the price of some tickets in half. The cheap seats for the Democratic National Committee luncheon — the ones that were going for $1,000 — have been reduced to $500, according to an e-mail to potential donors sent out Monday by Ella Arnold of Buell Private Political Management in San Francisco. Arnold added, “We are thrilled to announce that if you have already purchased a $1,000 ticket … your seat will now be upgraded to VIP, which includes rope line access!” We’re...
  • The net is very slow tonight... You?

    09/04/2013 5:49:44 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 43 replies
    9.4.13/ | chickensoup
    Net very slow here. Is it local or regional or national?
  • New 'Health' Plan: Deliberately 'Slow' Elevators Make People Climb Stairs (Bloomberg)

    08/07/2013 1:09:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 45 replies ^ | August 7, 2013 | Penny Starr
    ( – As part of his ongoing campaign to transform New York City into what he calls “Fit City,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg is promoting “active design” for low-income housing developments being built there, including plans to prompt residents to use the stairs and rooftop gardens for growing “healthy” foods. In 2010, the Bloomberg Administration and other public and private sector groups issued the “Active Design Guidelines,” which promotes car-free neighborhoods, encourages “physical movement” inside buildings and “improves access to nutritious food.”The Center for Action Design was launched next as a resource for architects and developers who sign on to the...
  • Slow Motion of an AK-47 Underwater (Part 1) - Smarter Every Day 95 [Video]

    06/25/2013 12:34:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies ^ | 6-24-2013 | Smarter Every Day
    Previously SmarterEveryDay filmed pistols being fired underwater with a high-speed camera. This time they have gone a little bigger. Using a custom-made stand an AK-47 variant is first filmed being fired in the air. Then the rifle is fired while completely submerged underwater. So here's the science question: Does the bolt cycle faster in the air or underwater? Why? Make your guess and then watch.
  • What is wrong with Free Republic?

    10/30/2012 5:16:13 PM PDT · by boop · 204 replies
    Why is Free Republic so slow to load, and when it does, it throws me off and I get the "Cannot connect" message from Windows. And it's NOT just during debates. It's happening all the time now. Is it just MY computer? I know HuffPo is down because of the storm, but FR is out of California. In the 12 years I've been here I've never had so much trouble with this site. Until about a month ago.
  • New Slogan: 'Real Change Is Slow and it Never Happens All at Once'

    05/01/2012 3:59:12 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 5/1/12 | DANIEL HALPER
    Michelle Obama seems to have tried out a new campaign slogan at today's fundraiser in Las Vegas. "I’m not going to kid you," the first lady said at the fundraiser, according to the pool report. "This journey is going to be long. And it’s going to be hard. And there are going to be plenty of twists and turns along the way. That’s how change always happens in this country. The reality is real change is slow and it never happens all at once." Seems like a winning slogan to me! "Change is slow."
  • Snail mail: Postcard arrives to wrong house, half a century later

    04/25/2012 12:46:57 PM PDT · by RightFighter · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 23, 2012 | Jana Winter
    Talk about snail mail! The nearly 60-year journey of a postcard through at least four states is finally winding down, although the little Georgia boy whose parents wrote him during a trip to Chicago is now 71 years old. The postcard, with a picture of the Windy City's Shedd Aquarium on the front and a 2-cent stamp on the back, landed in the mailbox of Elizabeth Fulcher, of South Daytona, Fla., last week.
  • FRee Tip to Speed up Free Republic

    03/07/2012 7:30:34 AM PST · by Dubya-M-Dees · 25 replies
    Sorry for the vanity, but I wanted to throw this out there in case it hadn't been observed/discussed before. If it has, my apologies. I noticed this morning on my laptop that Free Republic was loading BLAZINGLY fast. The main listing of articles appeared almost instantly as well as any article selected appeared instantly. I thought, WOW! They've really done some work to get the site to run this fast! Later on my desktop, I saw that the site was the speed I was accustomed to (sorry, not complaining!!) but it was quite a bit slower to list and view...
  • Vanity - FR is the only site on the web that is painfully slow to me

    01/14/2012 10:33:31 AM PST · by Yaelle · 62 replies · 1+ views
    Frustration ^ | 1/14/12 | Self
    For about a week now, in multiple browsers and from iPad and iMac, Free Republic has been deadly slow. Frequently it times out waiting to load. This is on FIOS at top speed, both wireless and wired. No other site is even slightly slow for me. I don't see any other threads mentioning this, and I've posted to the yahoo group with no responses, so I am assuming it's me. What could I be doing wrong? Or has this been your experience too? What's up?
  • Government to Blame for US Living in Stone Age of Internet Connectivity – Report

    07/02/2011 2:55:34 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies
    ZeroPaid ^ | 7/1/11 | Drew Wilson
    What could possibly be the reason why the US has such (loading article, please wait…) There’s a fascinating piece on Engadget that discusses at length why many Europeans are paying less for faster internet connections than US citizens on average. The reason why this is the case, says the report, is one simple word: government. As a case in point, the article discusses the situation in the UK because it was, at one point, like the US – little competition, high costs and poorer quality services. It wasn’t until the government forced the incumbent industries to participate in “local loop...
  • Kitten in Slow Motion

    02/10/2011 9:30:41 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1+ views
    you tube ^ | 2/10/11 | TPSFilmStudio
    We would like to present you, a relaxing video of an adorable little kitten playing in the garden. It's filmed entirely on the Phantom HD with framerates ranging from 400 to 800 frames per second. A gallery of the kitten is available @ Footage shot by: Michael Szymczak Editing: Arek Arciszewski
  • Uninsured slow to sign up for ObamaCare in NJ

    08/23/2010 11:34:15 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 8/23/10 | MyFox
    HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Just two people in New Jersey will begin receiving coverage Monday under new plans created by federal health care reforms. NJ Protect plans are available to those who have been without insurance for at least six months and submit evidence of pre-existing health conditions. The state will receive $141 million in federal subsidies to cover claims that exceed the premiums paid by the beneficiaries. Horizon Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Jersey spokesman Tom Vincz expects more people will enroll in the coming weeks.