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  • Apple mops up iOS mess with new update

    09/26/2014 11:58:41 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 18 replies
    CNET ^ | 09/25/14 | Jon Skillings
    One day after a bungled iOS update disrupted key features on thousands of iPhones, Apple on Thursday issued a follow-on version of the software to set things right. The newest update, iOS 8.0.2, is available immediately. The bruise to Apple's public image -- also dinged in the last few days by the discovery that its iPhone 6 Plus can be bent -- may take longer to heal.
  • Ukraine: Press Conference military update [Video]

    05/15/2014 12:09:18 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com
    Ukrainian Crisis Media Center. ^ | May 15, 2014 | Dmytro Tymchuk
    Use of new translator [video C.C. available] Please note this transcript appears scrambled. I am sorry. But still post for those understanding Russian **19:12 Reporter asks question in English. Press Conference: I am giving a picture of the current situation in this time but unfortunately very limited opportunities to provide operational information the is the interests of their conscience who will be involved in the current but because it can be said that the very fact on the occasion of the death of our paratroopers, departure is high so brigade caused is not only a very large resonance in general......
  • Microsoft confirms it's dropping Windows 8.1 support

    04/15/2014 10:53:03 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 61 replies
    InfoWorld ^ | April 14, 2014 | Woody Leonhard
    In what is surely the most customer-antagonistic move of the new Windows regime, Steve Thomas at Microsoft posted a TechNet article on Saturday stating categorically that Microsoft will no longer issue security patches for Windows 8.1, starting in May. Call this the "let them eat cake" approach to support for Microsoft's flagship operating system. ... Yes, you read that right: With three weeks left until Windows 8.1 end of support -- until the next round of security patches appear with Windows 8.1 not included in the party list -- Microsoft still hasn't figured out how to get Windows 8.1 Update...
  • More than 95% Crimeans voted for reunification with Russia, says official (UPDATE)

    03/16/2014 2:32:09 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 82 replies
    Itar-Tass ^ | 03/17/2014 | Itar-Tass
    SIMFEROPOL, March 17, 0:52 /ITAR-TASS/. Upon the processing of 50% ballots cast Sunday in a referendum on Crimea’s future, a total of 95.5% voters who had come to the polling stations said ‘yes’ to the reunification of their region with Russia, Mikhail Malyshev, a person in charge of the referendum commission at the Crimean legislature said. Another 3.5% voters said ‘yes’ to Crimea’s continued stay within Ukraine. Invalidated ballots made up 1% of the total. Malyshev said that the data did not feature the results of voting in Sevastopol. The ballots in Sunday’s referendum contained two questions: 1) Are you...
  • Angry Clingers UNITE!

    12/07/2013 3:23:11 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 07 December 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Best of the conservative blogosphere...
  • Microsoft Pulls Windows 8.1 Update (Bricks RT Devices)

    10/19/2013 1:06:03 PM PDT · by dayglored · 106 replies
    Mashable ^ | Oct 19, 2013 | Adario Strange
    The much-anticipated Windows 8.1 update was finally released on Thursday. Since then, however, early reports of bricked devices and lost data from some users indicate that the release may have been premature. In response, Microsoft took its Windows 8.1 update offline until further notice on Saturday. The Redmond, Wash. company posted the following a message to its website: Microsoft is investigating a situation affecting a limited number of users updating their Windows RT device to Windows RT 8.1. As a result, we have temporarily removed the Windows RT 8.1 update from the Windows Store. We are working to resolve the...
  • UPDATE 4-New delays hit Obamacare rollout before Oct. 1 launch (Spanish hardest hit)

    09/26/2013 3:33:38 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/26/13 | David Morgan
    (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Thursday announced new delays in rolling out President Barack Obama's healthcare reform, saying small business and Spanish-language health insurance enrollment services would not begin on Oct. 1 as planned. The postponements amount to a few weeks out of a months-long enrollment period aimed at signing up millions of uninsured Americans for health benefits. But they add to expectations of a slow start to the landmark social program which remains under attack by Republican leaders and faces formidable technical hurdles for states and the federal government. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)...
  • MP apologises for calling BBC racist over Papal update ‘black or white’ smoke tweet

    03/13/2013 10:27:53 PM PDT · by Stoat · 44 replies
    The Drum, various ^ | March 13, 2013
    Labour MP David Lammy has apologised after accusing the BBC of being racist following its tweet which said "LIVE VIDEO: Chimney of Sistine Chapel as conclave votes for #Pope - will smoke be black or white?" Lammy replied saying: "This tweet from the BBC is crass and unnecessary. Do we really need silly innuendo about the race of the next Pope?" However, after receiving several messages alerting him to the fact that black smoke appears from a Vatican chimney when no decision has been made, and white smoke alerts the public to the election of a new Pope, the politician...
  • Update: meteorite from California fireball recovered

    10/23/2012 1:10:36 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 17 replies
    This is exciting: a meteorite from last week’s fireball over northern California has been found! NBC is reporting a small chunk, 4-5 centimeters across and weighing about 60 grams, struck a house in Novato, California shortly after the fireball was seen. They’re reporting Peter Jenniskens, a SETI astronomer and meteorite expert, confirmed the find. That’s critical: a lot of rocks are mistaken for meteorites by people (and the media) who aren’t familiar with them. This chunk is small, though, and given how bright the fireball was and how it was seen to fragment, I’d think bigger pieces must have fallen....
  • Obama Gets an Update

    02/08/2012 8:03:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/8/12 | WILLIAM KRISTOL
    The White House, presumably stung by criticism following its acknowledgment last week that the president hadn't presided over a meeting on Afghanistan and Pakistan in quite a while, today put out a press release trumpeting such a meeting. The press release is below. And no, it's not a parody. One might have presumed the president routinely receives updates on the situation in Pakistan and in Afghanistan, and on preparations for the NATO summit. But perhaps not. The fact of this press release makes one wonder if the president, who has after all assured us that "the tide of war is...
  • WH tweeting at gnats; Update: White House responds

    07/06/2011 10:12:25 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7/6/11 | Ed Morrissey
    When the White House named Jesse Lee as its Director of Progressive Media and Online Response to rebut criticisms on social-networking media, some people argued that the Obama administration had taken a big step toward becoming Big Brother. At the time, I argued that this was nonsense, and that the White House had a right to respond to criticism — but that Lee’s job was a task better left to the DNC, which traditionally served the role of political response. Instead of looking hip and timely, attacking Twitter users would make the Obama administration look petty and thin-skinned, and would...
  • Vanity: Is Drudge On Vacation?

    03/18/2011 3:21:21 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 21 replies
    I usually check Drudge once every couple of days. Every couple of days because he doesn't update very often. But ever since shortly after the Quake he has had the SAME news. He still has news on about how the NFL talks collapsed from SIX DAYS AGO. He has had the same headline for 7 days. Snap analysis: Japan may have hours to prevent nuclear meltdown Also the story about Saudi protests 'tempest in teacup': Prince Alwaleed.. was also posted SIX DAYS AGO. Japan warns of radiation leak from quake-hit plants SEVEN DAYS AGO School 'splash & burn' attack SEVEN...
  • Researchers: Apple to patch Safari before Pwn2Own

    03/04/2011 10:51:35 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 31 replies
    MacWorld ^ | Mar 4, 2011 5:05 AM | by Gregg Keizer
    Apple will patch its Safari browser before the Pwn2Own hacking contest kicks off next week, security researchers hinted Thursday.If accurate, Apple will join both Google and Mozilla, which earlier this week issued security updates for Chrome and Firefox as preparation for Pwn2Own. On Wednesday, Apple patched a record 57 vulnerabilities in its iTunes music software; 50 of those bugs were attributed to WebKit, the open-source browser engine that Safari’s built on. iTunes relies on WebKit to render its online store component. “Anti-pwn2own again: Apple fixed a record of 50 vuln[erabilities] in WebKit (iTunes), and is preparing the update for Safari/Mac...
  • Obama's foreign policy needs an update

    11/22/2010 5:37:47 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 4 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 11/22/2010 | Jackson Diehl
    For help understanding the foreign policy headlines of the past week, let's return, briefly, to the spring of 1983, when Barack Obama was a student at Columbia University. What were the burning international issues of that time? Well, first was the "nuclear freeze" movement, which was prompting mass demonstrations around the world by people worried about the standoff between the Soviet Union and the United States. Obama published an article about it in a campus magazine in which he invoked the vision of "a nuclear free world." The Middle East, meanwhile, was still reeling from the 1982 Israeli invasion of...
  • Apple releases Mac OS X 10.6.5

    11/10/2010 2:42:46 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Mac Daily News ^ | Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 05:04 PM EST
    Apple today released Mac OS X 10.6.5 which is available via Software Update and contains the following improvements: • Improves reliability with Microsoft Exchange servers. • Addresses performance of some image-processing operations in iPhoto and Aperture. • Addresses stability and performance of graphics applications and games. • Resolves a delay between print jobs. • Addresses a printing issue for some HP printers connected to an AirPort Extreme. • Resolves an issue when dragging contacts from Address Book to iCal. • Addresses an issue in which dragging an item from a stack causes the Dock to not automatically hide. • Resolves...
  • Update on Linda T (stage 4 cancer - lung, bone)

    09/13/2010 7:08:11 PM PDT · by firerosemom · 22 replies
    me | 9/13/2010 | me
    An update on Linda T, diagnosed with stage 4 cancer of the lung/bone (they're still not sure which was the original site) - anyway she has gone through all 10 radiation treatments, and is slated to begin chemo (taxol/carboplatin) later this month. Thanks for your prayers - she has really appreciated them! (PS - when I originally posted this, I mentioned that she was in her late 50's - apparently I was mistaken! She's in her *mid* 50's! I got some 'what-for' for that one !!) :) I also thought I'd add the link to the website her family is...
  • ISAF,SCR Provide This Week’s Operational Update on Afghanistan

    06/12/2010 2:14:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 197+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Staff Sgt. LuCelia Ball
    KABUL, Afghanistan – Tony White, spokesman, NATO Senior Civilian Representative, and German Army Brig. Gen. Josef Blotz, spokesman, International Security Assistance Force, provided an update June 12 on recent partnering operations in Central Helmand River Valley and Kandahar. Blotz concentrated on operations in Kandahar. “In terms of the insurgency, the rural area of Zhari is at the moment contested space,” he said. “In much the same way as Marja was, you’ll find in Zhari, insurgents have freedom of movement and the ability to control, suppress and oppress the population. The same applies to the southwestern part of Panjawa’i.” “It is...
  • Jeff Head Update, May 16

    05/16/2010 6:46:44 PM PDT · by Gail_Head · 109 replies · 2,692+ views
    May 16, 2010 | Gail Head
    Okay, so I have to apologize for taking so long to get an update out. I was kind of burned out for a couple of days after Jeff’s last surgery…too much time at the hospital and not enough sleep. I have decided that I will try to get an update out each Sunday evening. That gives me a target and gives you all an idea of what to expect. Jeff’s third and final surgery was Tuesday, May 11 to do the bone graft. Dr. Rhines told me it would be two or three hours, but now I’m thinking he must...
  • S.Korea confirms high explosive traces on ship wreckage(Update)

    05/10/2010 12:20:43 AM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 4 replies · 283+ views
    ASDNews ^ | 5/10/2010 | ASDNews
    South Korea's defence minister confirmed Monday that traces of high explosive were found on the wreckage of a warship sunk by a mystery blast, indicating it was probably hit by a torpedo. The 1,200-tonne corvette was split in two near the tense Yellow Sea border with North Korea on March 26. Suspicion has fallen on the North. Defence Minister Kim Tae-Young, confirming earlier media reports that had been denied by his ministry, said investigators had found traces of RDX explosive, which is widely used in torpedoes. The discovery means a torpedo was the likeliest cause of the disaster, Kim said...
  • 1-US Navy proceeding with Boeing F/A-18 deal-sources(Update)

    05/06/2010 6:38:54 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 11 replies · 401+ views
    Reuters ^ | 5/06/2010 | Andrea Shalal-Esa
    The U.S. Navy plans to proceed with a multiyear deal to buy 124 Boeing Co F/A-18 fighter jets after securing a 10 percent price cut that satisfied top Pentagon leaders, sources familiar with the decision said on Thursday. The Navy is due to send documents to Congress in the coming days explaining the multiyear agreement, which is expected to cost about $5.3 billion in total, said the sources, who were not authorized to speak on the record. That amounts to a per-plane price in the low $40 million range for each fighter, excluding government furnished equipment, said one source. Including...
  • After Long Delay S-400 Triumf Finally Get to the Field

    05/03/2010 11:10:29 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 8 replies · 486+ views
    Defense Update ^ | 5/03/2010 | Defense Update
    The S-400 started its way in 1999 as the S-300PMU3, developed by Almaz Science and Production Association. Russian defense officials claimed in 2006 the missile has been inducted in late 2006 and was due to become operational later in 2007. Suffering from teething problems, this milestone has been delayed three years, allowing designers to work on the 'baseline system', awaiting the completion of the full capability version, by early 2010. Russia plans to buy up to 200 launchers (each with four missiles) by 2015, and phase out the older S-300 and S-200 systems. This would mean deploying at least 18...
  • 1 in 10 Windows PCs Still Vulnerable to the Conficker Worm, 1 in 25 infected

    04/08/2010 4:17:47 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies · 680+ views
    Rueters ^ | 04/08/2010
    More than a year after doomsday reports hinted that the Conficker worm would bring down the Internet, one-in-10 Windows PCs still have not been patched to plug the hole the worm wriggles through, new data shows. And 25 of every 1,000 systems are currently infected with the worm. According to Qualys, a security risk and compliance management provider, about 10% of the hundreds of thousands of Windows systems it monitors for customers have not yet applied Microsoft's MS08-067 security update. MS08-067, an out-of-band release that shipped in October 2008, patched a bug in the service Windows uses to connect to...
  • Baby Evan (UPDATE)

    03/23/2010 9:08:20 AM PDT · by Clump · 44 replies · 685+ views
    March 23, 2010 | Self
    Last night I asked everyone to pray for baby Evan, my sister Seana, my brother in law Casey, and our family. Evan was born on October 15, 2009 at 1 pound 3 oz. This weekend he got pneumonia and had serious complications. He went to be with the Lord Jesus this morning at 9:15. Thank you so much FReeper family for praying for baby Evan and our family.
  • Officials Give Update on Afghanistan Operations

    03/22/2010 5:17:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 152+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 22, 2010 – International Security Assistance Force Joint Command officials in Afghanistan provided details on various operations conducted in Afghanistan in recent days: -- A combined Afghan-international patrol stopped a vehicle and found 1,600 pounds of hashish in Helmand province’s Registan district yesterday. Two people in the vehicle were detained. They admitted their intent was to deliver the drugs to Taliban members in Barham Chah, and that the route the combined forced was traveling was a main drug-smuggling conduit. -- An ISAF patrol found three 82mm mortar rounds in the Garm Ser district of Helmand province today. --...
  • Who Owns Your PC? New Anti-Piracy Windows 7 Update "Phones Home" to Microsoft Every 90 Days

    02/12/2010 7:25:28 AM PST · by hripka · 47 replies · 1,793+ views
    Lauren Weinstein's Blog ^ | Feb. 11, 2010 | Lauren Weinstein
    Greetings. Sometimes a seemingly small software update can usher in a whole new world. When Microsoft shortly pushes out a Windows 7 update with the reportedly innocuous title "Update for Microsoft Windows (KB971033)" -- it will be taking your Windows 7 system where it has never been before. And it may not be a place where you want to go. Imagine that you're sitting quietly in your living-room at your PC, perhaps watching YouTube. Suddenly, a pair of big, burly guys barge into your house and demand that you let them check your computer to make sure that it's "genuine"...
  • A Prayer Update On My Friend Jim

    01/11/2010 12:44:05 PM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies · 306+ views
    Vanity ^ | January 11, 2010 | Biggirl
    A prayer update on my good friend and mid-morning local talkradio show host Jim Vicevich. Right now he is in the hospital getting the help he needs for his medical condition. Right now he does not have the strength to do his radio talkshow. So out of respect for his need to rest and heal, and until he is back on the air, will be taking a break from posting the "Sound Off Connecticut Show" thread. Also Jim says thank-you for all the prayers, well wishes, and support. Also I extend my prayers for his family who is dealing with...
  • Feds to women in their 40s: Skip the mammogram; Update: Meet the task force

    11/17/2009 3:06:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies · 1,503+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 11/17/09 | Ed Morrissey
    What a difference six months — and a health-care overhaul proposal — can make! Just six months ago, the U.S Preventive Services Task Force, which works within the Department of Health and Human Services as a “best practice” panel on prevention, sounded a warning signal over a slight decline in annual mammograms among women in their 40s. In fact, they warned women of this age bracket that they could be risking their lives if they didn’t get the annual preventive exam (via HA reader Devil’s Advocate): The downward trend, however slight, has breast cancer experts worried. Mammograms can enable physicians...
  • Update: Lou Dobbs to Quit CNN

    11/11/2009 4:06:36 PM PST · by freespirited · 116 replies · 4,335+ views
    NY Slimes ^ | 11/11/09
    Lou Dobbs, the longtime CNN anchor whose anti-immigration views have made him a TV lightning rod, plans to announce Wednesday that he is leaving the network, two network employees said. A CNN executive confirmed that Mr. Dobbs will announce his resignation plans on his 7 p.m. program. His resignation is effective immediately; tonight’s program will be his last on CNN. His contract was not set to expire until the end of 2011. Well known for his political positions, Dobbs is an outlier at CNN, which has sought to position itself as a middle ground of sorts in the fractious cable...
  • Windows Updates and killing Boot (Vista)

    10/16/2009 9:27:10 AM PDT · by TheBattman · 25 replies · 1,382+ views
    microsoft ^ | 10/16/2009 | Me
    I am a Mac user by choice, but my work computer is an HP Pavilion laptop running Vista. I am in NO way trying to bash MS (though I generally am no fan of Gates and his MS beast), but I am seeking real discourse and help. I am a fairly experienced computer users, and have spent a good deal of time over the last few years helping in the technology department at my previous employment. Back in the spring (machine was still under warranty), the HD died (supposedly, I am not convinced) right after a large Windows update (that...
  • A GREAT EXPLOSION OF PURITY IS ABOUT TO COME \O/ HALLELUJAH

    09/14/2009 4:51:57 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 24 replies · 1,581+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Jesus the author and finisher
    A great explosion of purity is about to come , But "not" as before(as Katrina) ,something straight from my kingdom , The heavenlies are about to applaud , I AM The Lord behold I alone am God ! Yet for my children of my rod and staff , They shall rest in my bossom of Zion and laugh , For the Joy of The Lord is their strength , And these are my children of victiory that have gone the full length , Obedience to me has become their rod , My staff is their com(fort) for I AM their...
  • Budget Update Delayed, Health Care Plan on Back Burner (Slight FLASHBACK - when times were good?)

    08/08/2009 8:53:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies · 627+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | 7/20/09 | Christine Lin
    Budget Update Delayed, Health Care Plan on Back BurnerBy Christine Lin Epoch Times Staff Jul 20, 2009 By now, the nation should have received the national budget forecast for next year, but The White House has delayed the announcement until mid-August. Some analysts speculate that the release of a less-than-optimistic budget update will put a hitch in President Obama's plans to reform the nation's $2.5 trillion health industry by August. House Democrats are currently pushing for votes to pass the reform. Obama also has a global warming bill that he is trying to convince legislators to support—if the budget update...
  • Blagojevich's name still towers over a bit of Chicago

    08/05/2009 10:28:25 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 2 replies · 557+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 2, 2009 | Kristen Schorsch
    Reporting from Chicago -- At least one sign in Illinois -- welcoming drivers to the state's International Port District -- still proclaims Rod R. Blagojevich to be governor. After Blagojevich was impeached and ousted from office following his arrest on federal corruption charges, Gov. Pat Quinn called for a cleansing of the Blagojevich name from signs across the state. The 32 such signs above Illinois Tollway plazas were removed immediately. Yet the painted sign near the top of a 41-story grain elevator near Lake Calumet still bears the disgraced former governor's name. "The good news is it's flaking off," said...
  • Obama Czar Listing Update

    08/05/2009 7:31:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies · 673+ views
    noisyroom.net ^ | 7/26/2009 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    1. Afghanistan-Pakistan (Af-Pak) Czar: Richard Holbrooke Actual Title: US Envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan Presidential Appointment Established: 2009 Duties: He believes in the power of negotiations to bring peace and prosperity to an increasingly fractured world. But he says diplomacy will only succeed if the U.S. pursues robust relationships with allies as well as with enemies, especially in places like the Middle East. He has also opposed unilateral action by U.S. officials; Afghanistan - Holbrooke will help Obama execute his Afghanistan plan. Obama plans to bolster American forces in Afghanistan, increase aid to Pakistan, and set strict standards for measuring...
  • PRAYER REQUEST UPDATE

    07/14/2009 12:36:29 PM PDT · by ELDORADO69 · 7 replies · 275+ views
    07-14-09 | Keith
    Hello all, Just a short update & a praise report. Granny is still in the hospital and doing much better. The doctor said that he expects her to go back to rehab in a couple of days. This is due to all you out there that has been so kind as to pray. Please continue to pray that Granny will continue to progress & that no more strokes will plauge her. Pray that God will put his hand on her heart & protect her. Pray also for my family that we will not give up hope. Praise God!!
  • Prayer Request Update

    07/10/2009 1:53:05 PM PDT · by ELDORADO69 · 11 replies · 305+ views
    07/10/09 | Keith
    Just an update to the fine folks that are lifting prayers up for my Granny, Daphane Jenkins. They are moving her to the rehab place today to start helping her get on her feet. She has about 95% of her speech back & is getting stronger by the minute. She was quoting scripture last night. Please continue to pray that she will continue to get stronger & that she will be able to go back to her house real soon. Also pray for the nursing staff, the techs & the doctors that are seeing Granny. May God grant them the...
  • Prayer Request Update

    07/09/2009 12:16:00 PM PDT · by ELDORADO69 · 7 replies · 265+ views
    07/09/09 | Keith
    An update on how my Granny is doing. The Lord definitely works through prayer. Granny is talking, sitting up, watching t.v. (Fox News, thank you), and doing much better. She keeps saying she wants to go back to rehab so she can get stronger. Prayers answered. She is scheduled to go back today to rehab (which is outside the hospital). The doctors & nurses are flaberghasted at her recovery & of how much she has recovered. We tell them it is the Lord and prayer that is getting her through this. Imagine, a near death stroke has become a witnessing...
  • PRAYER REQUEST UPDATE

    07/08/2009 10:59:16 AM PDT · by ELDORADO69 · 12 replies · 596+ views
    07/08/09 | KEITH
    I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU ALL WHO OFFERED UP PRAYERS & THOUGHTS FOR MY GRANNY. LAST AFTERNOON AFTER WORK I WENT TO THE HOSPITAL AND WE THOUGHT ALL WAS LOST. SHE COULDN'T TALK, SHE COULDN'T MOVE HER LEGS OR ARMS (INCLUDING HER FINGERS). ALL SHE WOULD DO IS MOVE HER EYES TOWARD YOU WHEN YOU TALKED TO HER. THEN, AFTER GRABBING A BITE TO EAT (ABOUT NINE O'CLOCK), WE WERE SHOCKED TO SEE HER MOVE BOTH HER ARMS & LEGS, TRY TO SPEAK NORE CLEARLY, CLAP HER HANDS, LAUGH, AND MOST SHOCKING, WE ASKED HE IF SHE COULD WRITE...
  • Microsoft Update Quietly Installs Firefox Extension

    06/01/2009 5:39:51 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 35 replies · 1,627+ views
    Washingon Post ^ | 29 May 2009 | Brian Krebs
    A routine security update for a Microsoft Windows component installed on tens of millions of computers has quietly installed an extra add-on for an untold number of users surfing the Web with Mozilla's Firefox Web browser. Earlier this year, Microsoft shipped a bundle of updates known as a "service pack" for a programming platform called the Microsoft .NET Framework, which Microsoft and plenty of third-party developers use to run a variety of interactive programs on Windows. < snip > Having earlier checked to see whether the service pack had caused any widespread problems or interfered with third-party programs -- and...
  • Israeli Air Force practicing MIG-29/F-16 dogfights

    05/14/2009 5:00:35 AM PDT · by VRWCTexan · 81 replies · 2,737+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | May 14, 2009 | Staff
    Israel Air Force test pilots are flying MIG 29 jets and conducting dogfights against the IAF's F-16 fighters, Channel 2 revealed Wednesday evening....An additional experiment conducted recently by the air force involved loading an F-16 with weapons to its utmost capacity, or "flight in a heavy formation," .... The experiment was meant to measure the pilot's safety and the fighter's capability when it was carrying the maximum amount of armaments
  • 15 Minutes In Chicago: 2 Dead, 3 Hurt, 3 Shootings

    04/17/2009 8:26:46 PM PDT · by strange1 · 13 replies · 580+ views
    CBS2chicago.com ^ | Apr 17, 2009 | Sun-Times News Group Wire
    Two men are dead and three others wounded after shootings within 15 minutes of each other citywide Friday afternoon.
  • Otis Sistrunk happy in life after Mars (At Fort Lewis)

    12/24/2008 9:05:11 AM PST · by llevrok · 12 replies · 962+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 12/24/08 | Scott Hanson
    Big, bald and bad — at least, on the football field — Otis Sistrunk was once the quintessential Oakland Raider. Thirty years later, he's part of the military team at Fort Lewis. It's a long way from Mars to Fort Lewis, but Otis Sistrunk thinks he landed in the right place. ¶ Sistrunk, 62, spent seven years (1972-78) as a defensive tackle with the Oakland Raiders and looks to be in playing shape even today. He has worked 30 years for the military, including the past 16 at Fort Lewis, where he manages the base's sports stadium. "When I played...
  • Press Release: Philip J. Berg Files for Epedited Dicovery and Special Master

    09/11/2008 4:42:56 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 28 replies · 798+ views
    Obama Crimes.Com ^ | 09/11/2008 | EagleUSA
    (Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania – 09/10/08) - Philip J. Berg, Esquire, the Attorney who filed suit against Barack H. Obama challenging Senator Obama’s eligibility to serve as President of the United States, filed a Motion for Extensive and Expedited Discovery including the Depositions of Barack Obama and Howard Dean, Chairman of the Democratic National Committee [DNC] with a Special Master in the case of Berg vs. Obama, Civil Action No. 08-cv-4083, on 09/09/08. Berg stressed to the Court the urgency of this case as, we the people, are heading to a “Constitutional Crisis” if this case is not resolved forthwith.
  • The FreeRepublic Lexicon - 2008 Update Time!

    09/03/2008 7:02:35 AM PDT · by batter · 82 replies · 2,109+ views
    FreeRepublic - Batter's Profile ^ | 3 September 2008 | FReepers
    The 2007 FreeRepublic LexiconAKA "The Freepism, Freepology, Lingo, Dictionary, Terminology, Lore Handbook" A revised and condensed version of The Lexicon of FreeRepublic, culled from Lexicon of FreeRepublic - 4th Edition and Freeper Lingo Thread (the history and meening of 'Freepisms' including pictures). Thanks to the many Freepers who contributed! (see also The 2007 FreeRepublic Lexicon) I have attempted to include all definitions and histories provided to me and give credit to those who provided me the information. I apologize, in advance to those I failed to credit, but please understand that it was very difficult to keep up with all...
  • Former Prestonwood pastor faces six more online solicitation charges (update)(ecuminic)

    06/04/2008 9:28:52 PM PDT · by PAR35 · 18 replies · 223+ views
    Dallas News ^ | June 4, 2008 | HOLLY YAN
    A former pastor at Plano’s Prestonwood Baptist Church now faces six more counts of online solicitation of a minor, authorities said. Joe Barron was first arrested by the Bryan Police Department last month after he tried to meet with a person he believed to be a 13-year-old girl for sex, authorities said. The two had communicated online. Mr. Barron was charged with one count of online solicition of a minor. He later posted $7,000 bail and was released. He was arrested again Wednesday afternoon and faces four additional counts of online solicitation from the Bryan Police Department and two additional...
  • Commander says U.S. must update its nuclear arsenal for the 21st century

    03/04/2008 3:52:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 164+ views
    ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 3/4/08 | Lolita C. Baldor - ap
    WASHINGTON – The U.S. needs a new, modern arsenal of nuclear weapons to use as a deterrent to attacks from other nations for the remainder of the 21st century, the top military commander for strategic warfare said Tuesday. Air Force Gen. Kevin Chilton, head of the military's Strategic Command, said if the Pentagon develops an improved, more reliable nuclear weapon, the U.S. will be able to reduce the number of warheads it keeps on hand. “So long as there are other countries in the world that possess enough nuclear weapons to destroy the United States of America and our way...
  • Samarra and Kirkuk: A strategic city update

    10/08/2007 12:10:02 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 224+ views
    Gulf Region North district encompasses 66,000 square miles in seven of Iraq’s 18 provinces, north and east of Baghdad. Its four strategic cities are Mosul, Samarra, Kirkuk and Baqubah. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has project and construction management responsibility for the Iraq Reconstruction Program; and it assists Iraq’s provincial governments as they assume responsibility for managing their infrastructure development, and the capability to sustain it. COB SPEICHER — In the city of Samarra, Iraq, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed 40 of the 45 planned projects in the Iraq Reconstruction Program. “We’re joining the Iraqi people...
  • Windows Update's Sneaky Updates

    09/13/2007 7:52:12 AM PDT · by antiRepublicrat · 57 replies · 1,667+ views
    Microsoft Watch ^ | September 12, 2007 | Joe Wilcox
    My eWEEK Labs colleague Andrew Garcia has independently confirmed a report that will appear in tomorrow's Windows Secrets newsletter: Windows Update is fetching and installing some updates without end users' consent. Windows Secrets contacted eWEEK and Microsoft Watch earlier this afternoon about the discovery. Tomorrow, Windows Secrets' Scott Dunn will report that Windows Update has started "altering files on users' systems without displaying any dialog box to request permission. The only altered files that have been reported to date are 18 small executables used by WU itself. Microsoft is patching these files silently, even if auto-updates have been disabled on...
  • BUDGET UPDATE

    07/27/2007 5:49:41 PM PDT · by Amerigomag · 22 replies · 552+ views
    California Republic ^ | 07-27-2007 | Tom McClintock
    The Senate did not meet again today, and that’s a big mistake. We are running a very real risk of another Gray-Davis-sized fiscal crisis next year and for exactly the same reason: the governor increased spending much too fast, the economy is now cooling, and the level of spending cannot be sustained. We have to take decisive action now to avert far more difficult choices in the immediate future. The proper parliamentary process is to put forth a clean senate bill that can be amended – and then to allow individual amendments to be presented – one after another –...
  • The (Bill) Clinton Crack-Up

    05/14/2007 5:07:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 27 replies · 2,245+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 14, 2007 | Jamie Glazov
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., the founder and editor in chief of The American Spectator. [Snip] FP: What inspired you to write this book? Tyrrell: The rogue himself. He is one of the most preposterous figures in American political history. [Snip] FP: Illuminate for us a few of the ingredients that make Bill Clinton a tortured man in his retirement. Tyrrell: He senses that he has failed as a President—there are many examples of this in the book. Hence you see his angry outbursts in the book. But he also, being a sociopath, cannot perceive that...
  • Update For The Clueless (Giuliani, Socialism, and FR)

    04/26/2007 11:34:18 AM PDT · by batter · 141 replies · 3,079+ views
    self | 26 April 2007 | self
    I thought I would put up this vanity for the benefit of those (myself included) who missed the recent 'dust up' over Giuliani. Obviously, there have been strong feelings over the Republican candidates with te various sides knocking each other around on the issues and, unfortunately, on meaningless personal items. Things came to a head about a week ago with Jim Robinson's post regarding Giuliani and FR's principles (the post has since turned into an undead/bugzapper thread). Ultimately, several Freepers (of various 'ages' - some old, some new) had their accounts terminated by request, opus, or zot (click here if...