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  • Harbor Freight Tools’ South Carolina Expansion To Create 500 Jobs

    11/07/2017 2:28:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | November 7, 2017
    Harbor Freight Tools is planning a one million-square foot expansion of its East Coast distribution facility in Dillon County, SC. The expansion is projected to create more than 500 new jobs, bringing the company’s total investment in South Carolina to more than $200 million. “Since we opened our first facility here in 2001, the company has continued to grow and so has our need for a larger distribution center,” said Harbor Freight Tools Founder and CEO Eric Smidt. “We’ve made an investment in Dillon, becoming part of the community, and we’re proud to expand our presence in this region. Dillon...
  • Markforged announces two 3D printers that produce items as strong as steel

    08/21/2017 4:41:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Tech Crunch ^ | August 21, 2017 | John Biggs
    Markforged, a 3D printer manufacturer based in Boston, has just announced two new models — the X3 and the X5. Both of these printers are designed to create carbon fiber-infused objects using a standard filament printing system and both can produce items that can replace or are stronger than steel objects. Both printers have auto-leveling and scanning systems to ensure each printed object is exactly like every other. Further, the printers use Markforged’s special thermoplastic fiber filament, while the X5 can add a “strand of continuous fiberglass” to create objects “19X stronger and 10X stiffer than traditional plastics.” This means...
  • WikiLeaks offers CIA hacking tools to tech companies: Assange [in depth article]

    03/09/2017 5:29:08 PM PST · by catnipman · 17 replies
    rooters ^ | 3/9/2017 | Dustin Volz and Joseph Menn
    Wikileaks will provide technology companies with exclusive access to CIA hacking tools that it possesses so they can patch software flaws, founder Julian Assange said on Thursday ...
  • Here’s Why Stanley Black & Decker Is Building a New U.S. Plant.(Bringing Craftsman tools back)

    01/05/2017 12:41:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Fortune ^ | January 5, 2017 | Phil Wahba
    Stanley Black & Decker is opening a new $35 million manufacturing plant in the United States to help it rebuild, and perhaps more importantly "re-Americanize," the Craftsman tool brand it just bought from Sears Holdings. While the extra capacity should help get a once-iconic $2 billion a year line back on its feet, the move also potentially offers Stanley Black & Decker another benefit: shielding it from a potential surge in economic nationalism under President-elect Donald Trump. Though Stanley Black & Decker chief executive James Loree did not mention Trump by name in his comments to Wall Street analysts and...
  • N.S.A. Contractor Arrested in Possible New Theft of Secrets

    10/05/2016 11:44:46 AM PDT · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 17 replies
    new york times ^ | OCT 5 , 2016 | J. BECKER, A. GOLDMAN, M. S. SCHMIDT M. APUZZO
    WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. secretly arrested a National Security Agency contractor in recent weeks and is investigating whether he stole and disclosed highly classified computer codes developed to hack into the networks of foreign governments, according to several senior law enforcement and intelligence officials. The theft raises the embarrassing prospect that for the second time in three years, an insider has managed to steal highly damaging secret information from the N.S.A. In 2013, Edward J. Snowden, who was also a contractor for the agency, took a vast trove of documents that were later passed to journalists, exposing N.S.A. surveillance programs...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    08/31/2016 4:32:52 PM PDT · by Jamestown1630 · 161 replies
    A while back, someone asked if we had ever done a thread on kitchen gadgets; and I got to thinking that maybe it was time to do another one. First, one of the most useful items I've ever found for slicing home-made loaves of bread in nice, even slices: the Mountain Woods Fiddle Bow Bread Knife. I found mine at the thrift store, but you can still get them on Amazon. The blade remains very sharp, and my husband also likes it for getting thick slices from big tomatoes. Note that they come in right- or left-handed styles, and choose...
  • NSA's Hacking Group Hacked! Bunch of Private Hacking Tools Leaked Online

    08/15/2016 3:13:22 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    The Hacker News ^ | 08/15/16 | Mohit Kumar
    It seems like the NSA has been HACKED! An unknown hacker or a group of hackers just claimed to have hacked into "Equation Group" -- a cyber-attack group allegedly associated with the United States intelligence organization NSA -- and dumped a bunch of its hacking tools (malware, private exploits, and hacking tools) online. I know, it is really hard to believe, but some cybersecurity experts who have been examining the leak data, exploits and hacking tools, believe it to be legitimate. The files mostly contained installation scripts, configurations for command-and-control (C&C) servers, and exploits allegedly designed to target routers and...
  • 16 Photos of White Allies Protesting Alongside Black Lives Matter

    07/11/2016 8:05:21 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 51 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 11, 2016 | Zeba Blay
    In the days since the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castille and the five police officers in Dallas, there’s been a sense that America is a country divided, in the midst of a budding civil war between black and white. While there are many white people who oppose the Black Lives Matter protests that have sprung up across the nation over the past week, there are also many who have joined the demonstrations against the treatment and killings of black people across the U.S. Below are pictures that offer up a little hope, featuring white protestors standing in solidarity...
  • McCain Follows Romney In Urging Voters To Think Twice About Trump

    03/03/2016 9:46:40 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 233 replies
    politico.com ^ | March 4
    John McCain followed Mitt Romney on Thursday in blistering Donald Trump, warning that voters should think "long and hard" before making him commander in chief. “I share the concerns about Donald Trump that my friend and former Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, described in his speech today,” said the Arizona senator and 2008 Republican nominee.
  • With Bush Out Of the Race, A Massive War Chest Is Up For Grabs

    02/23/2016 6:28:19 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 28 replies
    NPR ^ | February 23, 2016 | Steve Inskeep
    Steve Inskeep talks to Bush fundraiser James Wareham, who is one of those who has to decide whether he is going to put his money behind another candidate.Steve Inskeep:...who if anyone are you and your colleagues gonna support now?James Wareham: : For me it's more a process of elimination. There are six candidates left, four are incompetent, and not gonna get support from me or Jeb people... certainly the two folks on the Democrat side, I like to kid, are avowed or defacto socialists...You have a right wing radical guy in Ted Cruz, who probably isn't even eligible under the...
  • World's Oldest Stone Tools Found, Predate Homo Genus By 500,000 Years

    04/16/2015 12:03:51 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 30 replies
    io9 ^ | 15 April 2015 | Robbie Gonzalez
    Researchers working in Kenya's archaeologically prolific Lake Turkana region claim to have uncovered a set of 3.3-million-year-old stone tools. That's 700,000 years older than the previous record, and predates evidence for the evolutionary origins of the genus Homo by half a million years. Above: A satellite image of Lake Turkana, where the stone tools – and many other artifacts and fossils of human ancestors – have been recovered NPR's Chris Joyce reports on the findings of Stony Brook University archaeologist Sonia Harmand and her colleagues, which were announced Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Paleoanthropology Society in San Francisco:...
  • Stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Evangeline Lilly to come out for People's Climate March in New York

    09/20/2014 6:58:58 AM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 58 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 9/20/14 | BY NANCY DILLON
    Stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Evangeline Lilly to come out for People's Climate March in New York A-list actors, including DiCaprio, Lilly and Mark Ruffalo, are set to walk in the massive People’s Climate March this Sunday in Manhattan, which is expected to be the largest march for climate action in history. Lilly told the Daily News she was marching for 'my child, my family, and for everyone who has the great privilege of living on this beautiful planet of ours.' The stars are coming out in a bid to save the planet. A-list actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo,...
  • what's your favorite tool in your toolbox?

    08/08/2014 6:48:05 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 165 replies
    me ^ | 8-8-14 | TZ
    what's your favorite tool? mine is a ratchet drive screwdriver with all the bits inside the driver head.
  • Ancient Mariners: Did Neanderthals Sail to Mediterranean?

    11/24/2012 8:17:46 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    LiveScience ^ | Thursday, November 15, 2012 | Charles Choi
    Neanderthals and other extinct human lineages might have been ancient mariners, venturing to the Mediterranean islands thousands of years earlier than previously thought. This prehistoric seafaring could shed light on the mental capabilities of these lost relatives of modern humans, researchers say. Scientists had thought the Mediterranean islands were first settled about 9,000 years ago by Neolithic or New Stone Age farmers and shepherds... For instance, obsidian from the Aegean island of Melos was uncovered at the mainland Greek coastal site of Franchthi cave in layers that were about 11,000 years old, while excavations on the southern coast of Cyprus...
  • Neanderthals were ancient mariners

    03/02/2012 10:22:47 AM PST · by presidio9 · 18 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 29 February 2012 | Michael Marshall
    IT LOOKS like Neanderthals may have beaten modern humans to the seas. Growing evidence suggests our extinct cousins criss-crossed the Mediterranean in boats from 100,000 years ago - though not everyone is convinced they weren't just good swimmers. Neanderthals lived around the Mediterranean from 300,000 years ago. Their distinctive "Mousterian" stone tools are found on the Greek mainland and, intriguingly, have also been found on the Greek islands of Lefkada, Kefalonia and Zakynthos. That could be explained in two ways: either the islands weren't islands at the time, or our distant cousins crossed the water somehow. Now, George Ferentinos of...
  • Ancient hominids may have been seafarers

    01/14/2010 4:18:11 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 23 replies · 636+ views
    Science News ^ | Friday, January 8th, 2010 | Bruce Bower
    Human ancestors that left Africa hundreds of thousands of years ago to see the rest of the world were no landlubbers. Stone hand axes unearthed on the Mediterranean island of Crete indicate that an ancient Homo species -- perhaps Homo erectus -- had used rafts or other seagoing vessels to cross from northern Africa to Europe via at least some of the larger islands in between, says archaeologist Thomas Strasser of Providence College in Rhode Island. Several hundred double-edged cutting implements discovered at nine sites in southwestern Crete date to at least 130,000 years ago and probably much earlier, Strasser...
  • ‘Incredible night’ as Obama meets Cuban dissidents in Miami [Cubans Flock to Commie BO]

    11/09/2013 4:41:10 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 11/8/13 | JUAN O. TAMAYO
    ... Obama told two of Cuba’s leading dissidents in South Florida Friday that he admires their sacrifices, a rare White House recognition of the peaceful opposition on the communist-ruled island. “The most important thing here was the recognition by the president of the United States, the most powerful democracy in the world,” dissident Guillermo Farinas said minutes after the meeting. Farinas, spokesman for the Cuban Patriotic Union of Cuba, and Ladies in White leader Berta Soler met with Obama during a fund-raiser at the Pinecrest home of Jorge Mas Santos, chairman of the Cuban American National Foundation (CANF).
  • At the White House: Obamacare success stories that aren't

    10/21/2013 11:10:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | October 21, 2013 | Byron York
    President Obama invited a number of people to stand behind him as he delivered his speech on the state of Obamacare at the White House Monday morning. One of them, Janice Baker, a small business owner from Delaware, introduced the president, and Obama spoke of Baker and the others gathered there as people who have benefited from Obamacare. But after reading the White House-provided descriptions of each of those behind the president, it's clear the administration was stretching to present people who, beyond supporting Obamacare, have actually gained from it in any tangible way. For example, a Pennsylvania man named...
  • Group behind Obama at Rose Garden speech includes only 3 Obamacare registrants

    10/21/2013 2:12:38 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 58 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10-21-2013 | Caroline May
    October 21, 2013 Group behind Obama at Rose Garden speech includes only 3 Obamacare registrants Caroline May Of the 13 people who flanked President Obama during his speech defending Obamacare in the Rose Garden Monday, just three had successfully registered for the new Obamacare exchanges.A list of the people who joined Obama on stage provided by the White House included people who have or “will” benefit from Obamacare, small business owners, representatives from “partner organizations,” and new registrants.The three people who were able to register included: Janice Baker, who introduced the president and as of last week was the only...
  • Just THREE of the 13 ... in Monday's Rose Garden Obamacare photo-op have actually signed up

    10/22/2013 5:23:39 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 13 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | October 22, 2013 | DAVID MARTOSKO, U.S. POLITICAL EDITOR
    When President Barack Obama defended his foundering health insurance overhaul Monday in a carefully staged and scripted White House pep rally, thirteen people stood behind him as examples of Americans whom the 'Obamacare' law would help. But according to their biographies, just three have actually enrolled in the plans offered in their states. They include the state of Delaware's first Obamacare insurance participant – and, so far, its only one – along with a Tennessee woman who enrolled less than a day before the press event, and a Washington, D.C. man that the Obama White House has used on two...