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  • All This Talk of “Hackers” is Just Code for Something Far More Insidious

    09/19/2017 10:30:16 AM PDT · by davikkm · 10 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    We have been fed a dangerous lie that will cut to the very heart of freedom in America (and elsewhere soon enough). When the politicians and the media talk about “hackers,” they are telling a flat out narrative that barely exists above a whisper in the real world. They have made these “hackers” into “demons working for dangerous nations” to make us fear what is an almost non-existent threat. The real reason they are spinning this tale is far more nefarious. This whole effort is to shut down conservative voices and be lauded as heroes for it. Internet controls, censorship,...
  • Democrats and Plutocrats

    09/19/2017 10:11:38 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | September 19, 2017 | by REIHAN SALAM
    The Democratic party faces a dilemma. Since its inception, the party has defined itself as the champion of the little guy and a bulwark against plutocracy. Over the past few years, however, a funny thing has happened: The plutocrats have been joining the party en masse, and they’re changing it in the process. When we take a more granular look at the millionaires and billionaires of Silicon Valley, where most of America’s biggest new fortunes are being minted, we find that they are overwhelmingly Democratic. The left-liberalism of the Silicon Valley elite is reflected in support for drastically higher taxes...
  • Fight Leftist Tech Giants With Capitalism, Not Big Government

    09/06/2017 9:03:28 AM PDT · by Mafe · 16 replies ^ | September 6, 2017 | Bob Barr
    Perhaps it is too much West Coast air, or perhaps because the vast wealth of their owners keeps them insulated from the working class, but with few exceptions (such as Pay Pal founder Peter Theil), tech giants like Google, Facebook, and Amazon all share a left-leaning, Kumbaya-like corporate culture; one that will protect itself with all the vengeful vigor of any social justice warrior on a college campus. This corporate culture war has pushed many conservatives to view these companies and their enormous clout as a threat in the market place and in politics. This is, of course, much the...
  • Scottrade site is down this morning as trading begins - Ummmm? Anyone else having problems

    08/25/2017 6:53:26 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 12 replies
    Scottrade ^ | August 25, 2017 | Vanity
    My computer is on (I think?) Wait, let me check and see if FreeRepublic is up. /sarc Not having problems anywhere else.
  • Accelerating the mobile web: 'Vroom' software could double its speed

    08/22/2017 10:42:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 18 replies ^ | August 22, 2017 | Provided by: University of Michigan
    Despite that most web traffic today comes from smartphones and tablets, the mobile web remains inconveniently slow. Even on fast 4G networks, a page takes 14 seconds to load on average—an eternity in today's connected world. A team of computer science researchers at the University of Michigan and MIT has found a way to dramatically speed up the mobile web. Their new Vroom software prototype works by optimizing the end-to-end interaction between mobile devices and web servers. They tested the software on 100 popular news and sports websites, and they found that Vroom cut in half the median load time...
  • Ok all I need a Internet WiFi Extender...

    07/31/2017 9:23:26 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 39 replies
    31 July 2017 | US Navy Vet
    ...and I need recommendations.
  • Why universal basic income is gaining support, critics

    07/19/2017 8:00:35 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 106 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 15, 2017 | Kathleen Pender
    The idea of a universal basic income — monthly cash payments from the government to every individual, working or not, with no strings attached — is gaining traction, thanks in part to endorsements from Silicon Valley celebs. Some see it as a way to compensate for the traditional jobs with benefits that will be wiped out by robotics, artificial intelligence, self-driving vehicles, globalization and the gig economy. Others see it as a way to reduce income inequality or to create a more efficient, less stigmatizing safety net than our current mishmash of welfare benefits. “I think ultimately we will have...
  • Damages May Be Sought From Investors in Abortive Fyre Festival

    07/11/2017 1:46:25 PM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    The Recorder ^ | July 11, 2017 | Todd Cunningham
    With the finances of disgraced Fyre Festival concert promoter Billy McFarland being questioned, major investors in the concert-turned-fiasco are facing unexpected scrutiny and potential liability for the money lost. Unpaid vendors, employees and attendees of the Bahamas concert that was canceled before it began have filed 11 civil lawsuits, which include six class actions and five private suits, and all will be seeking damages.... ...McFarland was arrested in New York on June 30 and released on $300,000 bail the next day. The 25-year-old entrepreneur was represented by a public defender at the bail hearing, but has since retained Boies Schiller...
  • 'I'm a creep. I'm sorry.' Another tech investor apologizes for mistreating women

    07/03/2017 7:55:15 AM PDT · by qwerty1234 · 13 replies
    Another powerful tech investor is apologizing for his inappropriate behavior toward women in the industry. "I made advances toward multiple women in work-related situations, where it was clearly inappropriate," Dave McClure, the cofounder of accelerator and investment firm 500 Startups, wrote in a post he titled "I'm a creep. I'm sorry." A day earlier, "Shark Tank" star and venture capitalist Chris Sacca, an early investor in Twitter and Uber, admitted that he has contributed to tech's sexist culture. The admissions come on the heels of a disturbing story about Binary Capital investor Justin Caldbeck. Six female founders, three of whom...
  • Despite hacking charges, U.S. tech industry fought to keep ties to Russia spy service

    07/01/2017 7:30:21 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 30 June 2017 | Schectman, Dustin Volz and Jack Stubbs
    (Editors note: Attention to language in paragraph 22 that may be offensive to some readers.) As U.S. officials investigated in January the FSB's alleged role in election cyber attacks, U.S. technology firms were quietly lobbying the government to soften a ban on dealing with the Russian spy agency, people with direct knowledge of the effort told Reuters. New U.S. sanctions put in place by former President Barack Obama last December - part of a broad suite of actions taken in response to Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 presidential election - had made it a crime for American companies to...
  • BREAKING: EU antitrust regulators fine Alphabet's Google $2.7 billion [tr]

    06/27/2017 3:01:36 AM PDT · by Enchante · 53 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 27, 217 | Staff
    BREAKING: EU antitrust regulators fine Alphabet's Google $2.7 billion for anti-competitive practices at comparison-shopping service
  • Tech heads sound optimistic note after Trump meetings

    06/24/2017 4:19:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 24, 2017 | Ali Breland
    President Trump and his administration earned some goodwill from the technology industry after his “tech week” initiative this week. Tech leaders and representatives spoke favorably of their interactions with Trump and his administration after their meetings, noting that officials seemed sympathetic to their positions on regulation, immigration reform and tax policy. The administration's receptiveness to certain industry positions has stoked a degree of confidence that the two will be able to cooperate in some areas, despite major political differences.
  • Tech Titans Praise President Trump at White House Meeting

    06/20/2017 2:31:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush ^ | June 20, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yesterday — and this, ladies and gentlemen? The people that watch CNN or read the New York Times do not know about this. But they’re gonna hear it because we have the audio sound bites coming up. Yesterday President Trump met with the nation’s leading technological CEOs, such as the CEO of Microsoft, the chairman and CEO of Alphabet, Eric Schmidt. He’s not the CEO anymore, but he’s the chairman. He’s the head honcho in emeritus, in perpetuity. Tim Cook from Apple. There were a number of them there, and it was just like the cabinet meeting that Trump...
  • Help about mail account

    06/15/2017 8:00:33 PM PDT · by mojo114 · 20 replies
    Have been using sbcglobal now I receive no mail.As of right now can't log into sbcglobal.
  • Ambulances are so 2016. After a cardiac arrest, the fastest way to send help is on a flying drone

    06/13/2017 8:21:51 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 13, 2017 | Karen Kaplan
    The best medicine for a person who goes into sudden cardiac arrest is an electric shock. That jolt temporarily stops the heart, along with its rapid or erratic beat. When the heart starts itself up again, it can revert to its normal rhythm and resume pumping blood to the brain and the rest of the body. The sooner this happens, the better.
  • OneLogin hacker swiped AWS keys, can decrypt stolen data

    06/05/2017 7:29:09 PM PDT · by piytar · 20 replies
    The Cybersecurity Source ^ | June 2, 2017 | Doug Olenick
    OneLogin is reporting its recent data breach was made possible when a hacker obtained access to a set of Amazon Web Service keys through a third-party vendor. With this, the hacker was enabled entry into its U.S. data center compromising all its records.
  • Workhorse Group Plans Reveal of SureFly Personal Octocopter Concept

    05/31/2017 1:48:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Trucks ^ | May 31, 2017 | Tiffany Hsu
    Surface road transportation comes with congestion, construction and hordes of cranky commuters. One potential workaround? Flight. That’s the idea behind SureFly, an octocopter concept capable of carrying two passengers into remote and difficult-to-access areas up to 70 miles away. Better known for its trucks, Workhorse Group Inc. plans to unveil the technology at the Paris Air Show on June 19. “It’s designed to be a short-hop machine — if you can fly a drone, you should be able to fly this,” Steven Burns, chief executive of the Loveland, Ohio, company told Only a mock-up concept vehicle will be on...
  • Heads-up display to give Soldiers improved situational awareness

    05/26/2017 9:51:05 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 17 replies
    U.S. Army ^ | May 19, 2017 | David Vergun
    WASHINGTON (Army News Service) -- A novel technology called "Tactical Augmented Reality," or TAR, is now helping Soldiers precisely locate their positions, as well as the locations of friends and foes, said Richard Nabors. It even enables them to see in the dark, all with a heads-up display device that looks like night-vision goggles, or NGV, he added. So in essence, TAR replaces NVG, GPS, plus it does much more. Nabors, an associate for strategic planning at U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, or CERDEC, spoke about TAR at the Pentagon's Lab Day,...
  • Here's how tech companies are living up to their promises to create jobs in Trump's America

    04/29/2017 3:13:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    CNBC ^ | April 29, 2017 | Deirdre Bosa
    • IBM, Amazon, SoftBank, and Alibaba all made high-profile pledges to create U.S. jobs • Progress has been mixed, with Amazon hiring the most so far. The first few weeks of Donald Trump's presidency were flooded with jobs announcements with a common theme: bringing jobs back to America. Now, 100 days into the Trump administration, where are those jobs? What positions have been filled and which companies have followed up with real hiring? While some companies were eager to provide big, tweetable numbers a few months ago, progress has been a little slower. For example: IBM. Shortly after the election...
  • As Trump Stifles Immigration, Expect Tech to Turn to Apprenticeships

    04/16/2017 8:40:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Inc. Magazine ^ | April 11, 2017 | Salvador Rodriguez
    A year ago, Shawn Farrow worked full time as a mover, hauling boxes for wealthy tech engineers in Seattle. These days, Farrow isn't just lugging furniture for tech workers. He's a tech worker himself. Farrow is an apprentice engineer, writing code from the comfort of his desk at Avvo, a Seattle tech firm. He is a fresh breed of tech worker coming into the industry through a new type of training program that is designed to identify talented individuals from non-traditional backgrounds. "It's more rewarding for me coming to an office and using my brain rather than my physical abilities,"...