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  • Pilots Say Boeing Didn't Tell Them About a Safety Feature Tied to a Deadly Crash

    11/13/2018 1:42:33 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration issued directives last week telling flight crews about the system, which is designed to provide extra protection against pilots losing control. That prompted aviators, unions and training departments to realize that none of the documentation for the Max aircraft included an explanation of the system, the union leaders said. ďWe donít like that we werenít notified,Ē Few details have been released about the underlying causes of the Lion Air crash Oct. 29 in the sea near Jakarta, but Indonesian investigators say that an erroneous sensor prompted the planeís computers to push the aircraft into...
  • Brexit Deal Done (maybe)

    11/13/2018 11:14:43 AM PST · by Tell It Right · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/13/2018 | Oliver JJ Lane
    A ďtechnical levelĒ Brexit deal has been struck between the United Kingdom and the European Union, Britainís state broadcaster reported Tuesday afternoon, leading Prime Minister Theresa May to summon her cabinet to Downing Street to buy into the agreement before it is revealed to the British public.
  • Plan Unveiled To Microchip ĎHundreds Of Thousandsí Of UK Employees At Major Companies

    11/12/2018 3:05:46 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 57 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/11/18 | Teri Webster
    Under the guise of security and convenience, a Swedish company wants to microchip hundreds of thousands of employees at British companies. Who‚Äôs doing this? The company, Biohax,¬† is working with a number of UK legal and financial firms are negotiating programs to implant staffers with the devices, according to The Telegraph. ‚ÄúOne prospective client, which cannot be named, is a major financial services firm with ‚Äėhundreds of thousands of employees,‚Äô ‚ÄĚ the report stated. ‚ÄĚThese companies have sensitive documents they are dealing with,‚ÄĚ Jowan Osterlund, the founder of Biohax and a former professional body piercer, told the news outlet....
  • 50 countries vow to fight cybercrime ó US and Russia donít

    11/12/2018 6:49:03 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 12, 2018
    Fifty nations and over 150 tech companies are pledging to do more to fight criminal activity on the internet, including interference in elections and hate speech. But the United States, Russia and China are not among them. [Ö] The declaration released Monday is supported by EU countries, Japan and Canada as well as tech giants Facebook, Google and Microsoft, among others. Ö
  • High-ranking Facebook executive was 'forced to resign over his support for Donald Trump'

    11/12/2018 4:54:43 AM PST · by dennisw · 12 replies
    uk mail ^ | 12 November 2018 | By GEORGE MARTIN
    High-ranking Facebook executive was 'forced to resign over his support for Donald Trump' after gifting $10,000 to anti-Clinton campaign during the 2016 Presidential election Oculus VR co-founder Palmer Luckey was allegedly fired for supporting Trump It had emerged Luckey paid $10,000 to an anti-Clinton group in the election After the revelation bosses including Mark Zuckerberg put pressure on him Eventually Luckey was put on leave and was said to have been fired in the end It comes as Donald Trump accused the tech giant of anti-conservative bias High-ranking Facebook executive was allegedly forced to resign after refusing to back down...
  • Pabst says MillerCoors is trying to put it out of business

    11/11/2018 8:54:19 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 11, 2018 | Ivan Moreno
    Pabst Brewing Company and MillerCoors are going to trial, with hipster favorite Pabst contending that MillerCoors wants to put it out of business by ending a longstanding partnership through which it brews Pabstís beers. The case has high stakes for Pabst, whose lawyers argue that the companyís very existence relies on the partnership with Chicago-based MillerCoors, which produces, packages and ships nearly all its products, which include Pabst Blue Ribbon, Old Milwaukee, Natty Boh and Lone Star. MillerCoors, meanwhile, says itís not obligated to continue brewing for Pabst and that Pabst doesnít want to pay enough to justify doing so....
  • History of the Pontiac GTO: 1964-

    11/11/2018 7:25:49 AM PST · by ETL · 89 replies
    various sources | Nov 11, 2018
    NameThe name, which was DeLorean's idea, was inspired by the Ferrari 250 GTO, the successful race car. It is an Italian abbreviation for Gran Turismo Omologato ("grand tourer homologated"), which means officially certified for racing in the grand tourer class. But in reality, the Pontiac GTO was never really a certified Grand Tourer race car. Internally, it was initially called the "Grand Tempest Option", one of many automobiles in the Pontiac line up with a 'Grand' in it. Despite these things, the GTO is one of the fastest cars ever manufactured by Pontiac. First generation: 1964-67 Second generation: 1968-72 Third...
  • The Coming Retirement Crisis

    11/11/2018 7:33:17 AM PST · by proxy_user · 45 replies
    Real Vision ^ | October 28, 2018 | Raoul Pal
    A 48-minute YouTube video at the URL.
  • K-12: Dear Abby, Here Are The Two Big Reasons Why Kids Lack Motivation

    11/10/2018 4:25:35 PM PST · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 32 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | July 29, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    A mother in Chicago wrote for help: ďDear Abby: All of my grown children are underachievers. When contemporaries talk about their children getting jobs, getting married, having kids, going on vacation, buying a house/car, I have nothing to contribute. My children do not have lives; they work low-paying jobs and scrape by. Worse, they have no ambition to do better.Ē Dear Abby responded with little insight: ďYour children are adults. If they were motivated, they would be doing more with their lives than scraping by. Be glad they are independent and have good relationships with each otheróitís a plus, and...
  • Victoria's Secret revealed why they don't cast transgender and plus-size models

    11/10/2018 12:09:45 PM PST · by Mariner · 62 replies
    Cosmo via Yahoo ^ | November 10th, 2018 | Laura Capon
    On Thursday night, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid were just some of the models who walked the catwalk in their lingerie for the 2018 Victoria's Secret show. While Victoria's Secret has previously praised themselves for championing diversity by including models of different ethnicities. The brand has faced heavy criticism for their frankly archaic view, when it comes to both plus-size and transgender models. In a time when the likes of Tess Holliday and Ashley Graham have graced the covers of Cosmopolitan and Vogue. And Giuliana Farfalla and Valentina Sampaio made history with their Playboy and Vogue covers, you...
  • Florida Elections Worker: I Was Fired For Witnessing Possible Absentee Ballot Fraud

    11/09/2018 4:59:58 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 18 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04 November 2016 | Todd Beamon
    A temporary worker for the Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office in Florida has alleged in a sworn affidavit obtained by Newsmax that she was fired this week after witnessing possible absentee ballot fraud by office workers.
  • UK rail lines blocked by unexpected Windows dialog box (MS-Office uninstall nukes display)

    11/08/2018 9:09:54 PM PST · by dayglored · 26 replies
    The Register ^ | Nov 8, 2018 | Richard Speed
    It looks like you're trying to run a rail service. Do you want some help with that?The train now arriving on platform 14 is... Office? (pic: Rob Dyke) Window admins rejoice! It isnít just you that canít get Office 2010 to uninstall silently. The mighty brains behind the UK railways have had just as much trouble.As well as the usual passenger information boards, detailing the day's cancellations and delays, Londonís Victoria train station also features displays on every platform showing the state of the lines around the building.Station staff, taking a break from stopping passengers boarding trains due to inexplicable...
  • What Can the Pro-Life Movement do about Planned Parenthoodís $1 Rent in Austin, Texas?

    11/08/2018 5:32:44 PM PST · by Morgana · 15 replies
    Texas Right to Life ^ | November 7, 2018 | Jackson Milton
    Austin City Council has given the pro-abortion movement another gift paid for by taxpayer dollars. On Thursday, Austin City Council voted to renew an unethical arrangement with Planned Parenthood, in which the abortion business is only required to pay $1 a year to rent downtown property owned by Austin. The fair market value of the property is $111,000, indicating Austin is forfeiting large sums of money even though the city is bedeviled by financial problems. Fortunately, the Texas Legislature is planning to address this type of corruption and abuse of power through priority Pro-Life legislation. The dollar-a-year rental agreement between...
  • Embracing the Void: Engineers Use Air Voids to Create Cooling Paint

    11/08/2018 12:59:53 PM PST · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    www.engineering.com ^ | October 08, 2018 | Emily Pollock
    A board coated in the new polymer paint stays significantly cooler than its surroundings, even in direct sunlight, as seen under ultraviolet lights. (Image courtesy of Columbia University.) ___________________________________________________________________ A team of engineers from Columbia University has created a polymer coating that uses nano-to-microscale air voids to reflect sunlight and cool down buildings. Passive daytime radiative cooling (PDRC) is a phenomenon where a surface spontaneously cools by reflecting sunlight and radiating heat to a cooler atmosphere. PDRC works best if a surface has high solar reflectance—meaning that most of the sun’s radiation is reflected away—and a high thermal emittance—meaning that...
  • The Comprehensive Guide to Quitting Google

    11/08/2018 11:37:03 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Lifehacker ^ | Thursday, November 8, 2018 | Brendan Hesse
    Despite all the convenience and quality of Google's sprawling ecosystem, some users are fed up with the fishy privacy policies the company has recently Since Google owns some of the best and most-used apps, websites, and internet services, making a clean break is difficult -- but not impossible. We're going to take a look at how to leave the most popular Google services behind, and how to keep Google from tracking your data. We've also spent serious time researching and testing great alternatives to Google's offerings, so you can leave the Big G without having to buy new devices or...
  • My Proposed Federal Minimum Wages to Discourage Foreign Invasions

    11/07/2018 10:06:50 AM PST · by Brian Griffin · 22 replies
    Brian Griffin | 11/07/2018 | Brian Griffin
    It would be best if Mexico stopped the oncoming hordes in the south of Mexico. I propose to give Mexico the incentives to do so, possibly lower wages for its workers here. The Mexican government will work hard to prevent ~$12/hour Mexican US worker wages from sinking to $4.50/hour or even $1/hour. Invading caravans will be intercepted and sent home. Walls will be quickly built in southern Mexico and manned. My proposed federal minimum wages, needed to secure our national borders and our effective voting rights, would override all state and local law. There would be two scales, one for...
  • Indonesian plane grounded after passengers complain about stinky durian

    11/07/2018 9:43:16 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    BBC ^ | 7 November 2018
    An Indonesian plane was temporarily grounded after passengers complained about an overwhelming smell of durian in the cabin. Around two tonnes of durian, the world's stinkiest fruit, was in the cargo hold of the Sriwijaya Air flight, bound for Jakarta from Bengkulu. Passengers demanded that the fruit be removed, with some almost coming to blows with crew members. The airline eventually relented and unloaded sacks of the durian fruit. Sriwajiya Air later said the airline was well within its rights to carry the stinky fruit in cargo. "It's not illegal to carry durian in a flight as long as it...
  • Boeing issues warning on potential instrument malfunction after Indonesia crash

    11/07/2018 9:31:34 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 7 at 8:17 AM | Timothy McLaughlin and Stanley Widianto
    Airplane manufacturer Boeing said Wednesday that it has issued a bulletin to airlines worldwide warning of erroneous readings from flight-control software on its planes, after an almost-new Lion Air jetliner crashed into the sea soon after takeoff, killing the 189 people on board. Boeing, which is assisting in an investigation into what went wrong in the Oct. 29 crash of one of its new 737 Max 8 jets, said in a statement that it issued the bulletin Tuesday as ďpart of its usual process.Ē The bulletin informed airline operators of what to do if they receive false readings from flight-control...
  • Underwear-clad man falls through Waffle House ceiling in Alabama

    11/07/2018 6:23:24 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    www.al.com ^ | Updated Nov 6, 2:09 PM; Posted Nov 6, 12:18 PM | By Ashley Remkus
    A Birmingham man fell through the ceiling of a Waffle House restaurant during an apparent theft attempt on Sunday, authorities said. The man was wearing only a shirt and underwear when he fell from the ceiling into the dining room of the restaurant at the corner of U.S. 43 and 72 in Tuscumbia. Several patrons and workers captured the bizarre incident on cellphone videos. ďHe was high as a kite,Ē said Tuscumbia police chief Tony Logan. The chief said he couldnít immediately provide the suspectís name. The chief said investigators believe the man was attempting to enter the restaurantís office...
  • What are the consequences if the Democrats win the House?

    11/06/2018 7:45:21 PM PST · by Jonty30 · 131 replies
    Explain it to me, please.