Core77
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"Drones" is a broad term, encompassing both the friendly multirotor type that carry GoPros over snowboarders, and the more menacing UAV type that fires rockets into convoys. The safe kind requires little more than a credit card to acquire, whereas the dangerous kind needs an encrypted satellite uplink and a team of burnt-out pilots manning workstations in Nevada. Those differing barriers of entry are why I don't like the idea of weaponizing the former. Yet it's happening, though the people doing it may not realize they're doing it. First graffiti artist Katsu rigged up a drone that could spraypaint . If multirotor drones can spray paint, then they can spray other compressed gasses, which I imagine has to give a terrorist ideas. And now a power company in China has rigged up a drone that can spray fire . What's happening is that airborne garbage is getting caught on overhead high voltage lines.
Mashable
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Picture, if you will, a house. What comes to mind? Four walls, square windows, a rectangular door? Changes are there's a lot of right angles. But one look at a home built by LA-based Binishells is all it takes to realize that this construction company is doing things differently and thinking outside the box. Binishells president and CEO Nicolò Bini is continuing the work of his father, who developed the technology for these domed buildings back in the 1960s. It's something Bini refers to as building 2.0 a cleaner, safer, less wasteful and more cost-efficient way of doing construction. It doesn't hurt that it looks really cool, too. Read more... More about Hyatt Incubator , Supported , Sponsored , and Lifestyle
TIME - Top Stories
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He was disheartened to realize that Roosevelt didn't care whether the countries bordering Russia became communized. Recently, Trump hinted that he wouldnt care if NATO fell apart. Roosevelt, the populist, intuitively understood that most Americans didnt care about Europes future. We were too busy worrying about our domestic problems to think about the complicated puzzle of Europe, or to see the big picture: that a unified Europe was a natural check against Russian expansion. Ultimately, it took the next president, Harry Truman, to try to reverse the damage Roosevelt had done. But by then it was too late. With our help, the Cold War had begun.
Politico
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The Points Guy
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In exchange for that discount, you'll get no advance seat assignment, no changes, no refunds (except for the D.O.T.-mandated 24-hour refund rule ), no elite miles, segments, or dollars, no eligibility for upgrades, Group 5 boarding and one carry-on that must be the size of a personal item, which means no rollerboards. Those last two rules will be waived for elite flyers and those with the United MileagePlus Explorer Card or the United MileagePlus Explorer Business Card . Whether all that is worth saving $15-$50 is questionable, but some folks might think so. In any case, the larger issue is whether people who book these Basic Economy fares through third-party channels such as Orbitz or Expedia will realize they're purchasing a heavily-restricted fare. A quick search of Google Flights — which is already showing these faresdemonstrates that while customers will be warned about baggage restrictions, they'll have to click through to United's website (or click to book a flight) to learn the whole story.
ABC News - United States
3 hours
The doctor didn't realize the coyote was behind him until they were both inside.
The Event Chronicle
7 hours
He continued by noting the importance of advancing our research into AI with caution: “I think we need to be very careful in how we adopt artificial intelligence and that we make sure that researchers dont get carried away. Sometimes what will happen is a scientist will get so engrossed in their work that they dont really realize the ramifications of what they’re doing.” Musk also relayed concerns that autonomous technology will impact jobs, and he noted that we will likely have intelligent, massive-scale automation for transportation relatively soon—within the next few decades, in fact: “Twenty years is a short period of time to have something like 12-15 percent of the workforce be unemployed,” he said, pointing out the extent of how automation will disrupt car-based transportation specifically. However, displacement due to automation isnt just limited to transportation, it will sweep across a number of industries, and Musk argues that the government must introduce a UBI program in order to compensate for this.
MintPress News
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The British author said he spoke of his own relationship when he was 17 with a man who was 29. The age of consent in the United Kingdom is 16. It's unclear who edited the videos. We realize that Mr. Yiannopoulos has responded on Facebook, but it is insufficient, Schlapp said. We urge him to immediately further address these disturbing comments. Schlapp said the invitation was initially extended knowing that free speech on college campuses is a battlefield where we need brave, conservative standard-bearers. But he added: There is no disagreement among our attendees on the evils of sexual abuse of children. Breitbart is considered by many a platform for the so-called alt-right movement, an offshoot of conservatism that mixes racism, white nationalism and populism. Its former executive chairman, Steve Bannon, is now a senior adviser to President Donald Trump.
Bleacher Report
8 hours
There is valid reason for concern, because Thomas is reveling in his top-dog status. This is what he said after the All-Star Game late Sunday night: " I ' m coming for the scoring title ." Thomas is second in the league with 29.9 points per game to Russell Westbrook 's 31.1. Thing is, the Celtics have to realize that it's always going to be risky when you go all-in. To win a title, you need to have multiple star players, and those players must figure out how to work together. Boston has a chance to have three top pieces in Butler, Thomas and Al Horford , when the Celtics very recently were winning a lot of hands despite not actually holding any aces. They already have a future gem in Jaylen Brown and still hold abundant draft picks, and Butler is such a perfect fit with his fire and two-way excellence. He absolutely has an ego, but he has earned that right.
Apartment Therapy
8 hours
(Image credit: Ashley of Bigger Than the Three of Us ) As sometimes happens with a kitchen renovation, you look around when everything is finally finished and cleaned up and perfect and realize that the rest of your space isn't keeping up. And as almost always happens after a kitchen renovation, you don't have a ton of money (or patience) left over right at that moment to upgrade your other spaces. Post kitchen renovation, Ashley found that while her dining room was lovely, it wasn't necessarily her style. So she found some inexpensive and super stylish ways to breath new life into her dining room. READ MORE »
The Huffington Post
8 hours
There is a wide variety of different motives but I dont think people would say that they voted against technology. Görlach : Still, there is this ongoing narrative about the fear of globalization and digitalization, and that would also imply the fear of technology. Rees : Sure, but that is oversimplified. We can have advanced technology on a smaller scale. I dont think you can say that technology is always correlated with larger-scale globalization. It allows for robotic manufacturing, and it allows for more customization to individual demand. The internet has allowed a lot of small businesses to flow. Görlach : But there seems to be an increasing disconnect in many societies regarding the consensus on which facts matter and how facts are perceived. Rees : To understand this attitude you are expressing, we have to realize that there arent many facts that are clear and relevant in their own right.
The Huffington Post
9 hours
Many chalk up the next two choicesThe Artist (over, say, The Tree of Life) and Argo (over Lincoln) ― as evidence of Hollywoods love affair with itself. These competing codespotent campaigns, forward-thinking filmmaking, masturbatory interests ― create a hodgepodge of Best Picture history that hasnt prepared us to agree that Trumps election should determine the winner. It is only within the Oscars limited scope that La La Land and Moonlightmovies with little in common ― are pitted against each other. And thats where it helps to realize the Oscars create more phony narratives about popular culture than perhaps any other institution. Suddenly, youre either a Moonlight fan or a La La Land fan, creating a false choice between supporting inclusivity or encouraging the same old Hollywood frolics.
TechCrunch
9 hours
Influencer marketing is red hot right now. Whether you realize it or not, a material percentage of your Instagram feed today is probably content posted by people getting paid....a lot. Its not unheard of for the platforms most popular accounts to get paid over $100,000 per post, and major brands collectively are spending an estimated $255 million per month on sponsored Read More
EDIS Earthquake Alert
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Techradar
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When connecting with a VPN, no one not the Internet service provider, the business/network owner nor any third-party hacker or snoop can see the information you send over the network. When using Wi-Fi with a VPN your privacy and security is protected at all times. There are also several other precautions you can take, and the first step is really awareness - always "think before you connect." Its essential to realize that when youre logging on to a Wi-Fi network in a public place, especially one labelled free, youre at risk. Its also important to understand what youre agreeing to. When you accept the terms and conditions of a public Wi-Fi hotspot, its likely youre giving the service permission to collect information about you or what youre looking at.
The Iran Project
17 hours
“I have never been affected by terror, but here in Iran, I have never felt any ill will toward me — the opposite actually.” Iranian fans cheered the American wrestlers during matches against competitors from Azerbaijan, Russia and Georgia. “They were just screaming Jordan, Jordan, all the time,” said Bill Zadick, the team’s head coach, about Mr. Burroughs. “Jordan has defeated some of their heroes in key matches in the past, so they look up to him.” Mr. Bender has accompanied the team on four trips to Iran. “We never had issues, as I recall,” he said. American wrestlers did not make their first trip back to Iran after the 1979 revolution until 1998. But since then, they have visited the country more than a dozen times. Wrestling can be a highly emotional sport, Mr. Bender said, but the athletes realize they are viewed as ambassadors of their country.
TYT YouTube
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Trump basically takes a vacation every week. Ana Kasparian and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/go “The hearing for the helipad, though, became a venue for Palm Beach residents to air their grievances with Trump's frequent use of Mar-a-Lago. Some complained of the traffic around the club, largely caused by Secret Service checkpoints, while others complained about the prospect of the noise that would be caused by the helicopters. Hufty confirmed she told one person at the meeting that they needed "an attitude adjustment" and dismissed concerns about traffic and noise around the President's visits. "I think Palm Beachers need to realize this is an honor," Hufty said, noting that she sometimes paddleboards out to the Coast Guard boats protecting the club to thank the guardsman.
The Iran Project
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Voice Of America
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Threshold is a conservative imprint that has published books by President Donald Trump, who has defended Yiannopoulos, and former Vice President Dick Cheney among others. On Facebook, Yiannopoulos blamed deceptive editing and his own "sloppy phrasing" for any indication he supported pedophilia. The British author said he spoke of his own relationship when he was 17 with a man who was 29. The age of consent in the U.K. is 16. It's unclear who edited the videos. "We realize that Mr. Yiannopoulos has responded on Facebook, but it is insufficient," Schlapp said. "We urge him to immediately further address these disturbing comments." Schlapp said the invitation was initially extended knowing that free speech on college campuses is a "battlefield where we need brave, conservative standard-bearers." But he added: "There is no disagreement among our attendees on the evils of sexual abuse of children.
The Event Chronicle
a day
We are filling the streets, voting with our feet, and pounding the concrete with our wide awake voices screamingFreedom; Anarchy; Love!” in the face of tyranny, statism , and slavery . We realize that the vertical democracy of statism has utterly failed, and only the horizontal democracy of self-rule can solve the equation of the political human condition. Indeed. As Leonardo DaVinci once said, “Knowledge is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” Uncaged Citizen “The way to learn courage is to be afraid of something and then do it anyway.” Brandon Stanton The uncaged citizen is a self-ruling, self-reasoning, courageous individual willing to be unpopularly right despite the popular wrong of the majority. Like Django unchained he is that “one in ten-thousand nigga!” willing to do what it takes in order to bring water to the wasteland, to bring freedom to all tyrannical landscapes, knowing, as Martin Luther King Jr.
EDIS Earthquake Alert
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The Event Chronicle
a day
e. Pedogate. Look back at his exchange on 4chan. He is a gifted analyst, and knows just what stone to throw at Goliath’s noggin. By triggering the shadow Government, he helps citizen journalists ask the right questions and follow the right breadcrumbs, not the rabbit holes the Elite scum want you to follow. Now, PedoGate victims are speaking out on their experiences! You just had a story on some lady who went through having her family abused by California-Deep-State-sponsored terrorism. If folks knew that CPS in California is tied into a huge racket that kidnaps children from parents, they would realize just how sick this is. Foster homes, CPS, etc… all get paid well to jail parents and then snatch their kids away . These kids suffer abuse, and perpetuate the growing cancer called pedogate. Politicians who have pedophile tendencies are groomed for power, because they can be later extorted and controlled.
Antiwar.com News
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Douglas Macgregor arguing that major reforms are needed to fight Russia . McMaster, who is in charge of those reforms, and has been described as the architect of the future US Army , disagreed with Macgregor, saying that the US ability to defeat Russia militarily is just one aspect of the problem, and that the real question is whether the Army has the capabilities to manage the post-conflict environment. In this regard, Macgregor is an advocate of smaller, better forces, reflecting his previous advocacy of a smaller US invasion of Iraq in 2003, with an eye toward a very quick, decisive win. McMaster, however, notes that the Army is never asked to just fight and win, but also expected to maintain the peace, sometimes for years on end. Instead of focusing just on combat, McMaster has argued the military's big problems are a need to focus more heavily on their capacity to nation-build, saying that the leadership and the American people need to both realize the Army is expected to shape political outcomes, and that the resources they are given need to be up to that job.
Core77
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" Business Expenses - This is one area where you can really save some money. Filling out everything correctly can potentially save you a ton of money. Sites like Quickbooks offer helpful tips for freelancers and it's definitely worth your time to do some more research, but to get you started here are five deductions that are absolutely essential for the self-employed: Deduction #1: Mileage expenses Do you realize that every mile you drive for your business can result in approximately a 55 cent deduction? This is especially big if you work from home, because having a home office basically means your "commuting" mileage is non-existent and any use of your car for business, whether it's to meet clients or attend a conference, is deductible. Many freelancers don't make full use of this deduction because of the burden that comes along with keeping records.