21stCenturyWire
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21st Century Wire says… Earlier this week the media lit up with reports of a political activist group that was advertising across the nation to pay protesters to come out and demonstrate against the inauguration of Donald Trump. It would come as no surprise to 21WIRE if there were cases of protestors being rallied and potentially compensated by George Soros related foundations. It would easily fall under the heading of professional activists' and it is very real. Whether its the Revolution Business deployed for the Arab Spring, or Ad Busters marketing for Occupy Wall Street , left-wing activism has become a bona fide global business. UPDATE: But is that what we are witnessing here with this Washington Times article that Zero Hedge analyzed? It appears NOT! What we have here, exposed by Tucker Carlson, seems to be yet another example of the Washington Times being involved in posting what seems to be a report about a political entity that was not well vetted or even worse possibly planted.
21stCenturyWire
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21st Century Wire says… Earlier this week the media lit up with reports of a political activist group that was advertising across the nation to pay protesters to come out and demonstrate against the inauguration of Donald Trump. It would come as no surprise to 21WIRE if there were cases of protestors being rallied and potentially compensated by George Soros related foundations. It would easily fall under the heading of professional activists' and it is very real. Whether its the Revolution Business deployed for the Arab Spring, or Ad Busters marketing for Occupy Wall Street , left-wing activism has become a bona fide global business. But is that what we are witnessing here with this Washington Times article that Zero Hedge analyzed? It appears NOT! What we have here, exposed by Tucker Carlson, seems to be yet another example of the Washington Times being involved in planting a fake story.
The Event Chronicle
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Eerily, you will find stories similar to these going back for decades. In 1991 for example, Carl Campbell shot U.S. Navy commander Edward Higgins at a bus stop outside of the Pentagon at least five times with a 22-caliber semi-automatic pistol for seemingly no reason. The federal judge who oversaw the case found Campbell not guilty by reason of insanity when it later came out that Campbell believed the government had implanted a computer chip in his brain to control his mind. The inauguration is tomorrow Not only does this threat come just days before the inauguration, but it comes weeks after another man claimed he was ordered to assassinate Donald Trump and killed a random stranger in a Walmart parking lot whom he believed (and reportedly still believes) was the president-elect. A British teen was arrested this summer for attempting an assassination on Trump at a Las Vegas rally as well.
Petrolicious
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Both cars were delivered in June 1991. A pearl white on red leather example, this LM is a one-owner truck with an astonishingly low odometer tally of just 5,400 kilometers (3,384 miles)—or around 125 miles per annum. After many years spent in a climate-controlled garage it is now on offer for the first time since new. In 1990, Lamborghini received a special two-part order that called for an LM/American (the vehicle offered here) and a Diablo for a grand total of $382,210. Both cars were delivered in June 1991. Offered on the market for the very first time since new, this stunning all original LM002 has been stored in a climate controlled garage the entirety of its pampered life. EXTERIOR BodyThanks to its fiberglass construction, the truck’s body is impervious to rust and is comprised entirely of all factory-original panels and equipment, unmodified from stock.
Hackaday
12 hours
For example, suppose you had ten AND gates made like the one above. If you want to OR the outputs together, you just connect the output wires. Any one (or more) AND gates triggering will drive the output high. Or, you could let ground be a 1 and float highs. This has the advantage of working better with ICs and other circuits that can sink more current than they can source. Then the relay coils are always hooked up to the positive supply and you need the ground to complete the circuit. There are other tricks you can use. Diodes can handle some simple logic functions, although this may be considered cheating if you are trying to make a true relay computer. Resistors can convert normal relays into latching relays, as can extra contacts. If you do make both logic levels actual voltages, you can play tricks with feeding both sides of the coil. This makes a great XOR circuit think about it .
Core77
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Unsure of how to summon the server, he raised his hand, but… …Someone told me that it is rude to raise your hand to call the waiter [in the U.S.] and I should wait till someone comes. But that's totally inefficient. What should I do if I happen to have some thing extremely spicy and want another glass of water? Should I sit there and wait till my tongue burns off? While that may seem funny to us Americans, and particularly New Yorkers—as a former waiter I can tell you there are plenty of customers whose tongues I wish had burned off—it is interesting to see how perplexed he is. In both Korea and Japan I experienced a level of service I've found unmatched in other countries. Staff there are trained with a heavy emphasis on the user's experience. It goes beyond their rehearsed salutations to include physical objects like the call button and this example of shopping baskets, seen below: To provide a little ethnographic context: Innisfree is a Korean cosmetics brand.
EVO
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They aren't the only Italian supercars on sale at the Arizona auction, and they aren't the only ones expected to cross into seven-figure sums either. On the Lamborghini side there's an example of the rare Reventón from 2008. The Murcielago-based, stealth bomber-inspired Reventón cost around $1.5m at launch and when it crosses the block it's estimated to make $1m-$1.4m. Image 5 of 14 Image 5 of 14 Another black Lamborghini will make slightly less, but is arguably even more striking than the newer car - a 1979 Countach LP400 S Series I. It's up with an estimate of $600k-$700k and is one of only 50 Series I cars produced. Originally sold with a coat of Blu Acapulco paintwork, it's hard to imagine any colour suiting it more than the current black, and it sits on the original gold-painted wheels. It's been with the last owner a remarkable 22 years.
Hackaday
13 hours
Of course, for round shapes it will probably be different but we only saw it in action in one demonstration video. There is also the plus side that, when a print finishes, it's finished. No x-acto knife to remove support, no sand paper, no time wasted. Having the software controlling the bed properly was more difficult than the assembly of the printer, they said. It is still under development as it cannot, for example, simultaneously move the print head and printing bed to produce a continuous print. It looks cool and we wonder... how much speed up can we get from such printers? How much will be the extra cost and will it be worth it? [via Heise.de ] Filed under: 3d Printer hacks
PC Pro
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Can you see VR becoming a common medium for artists? Does it have the scope to change how we think about galleries, for example? VR is already appearing within exhibitions at all levels, from university grad shows to the Frieze art fair, so I feel its place is pretty solid and established as another artistic tool, especially as the more rudimentary phone-based platforms are so accessible now. I dont think it will have a fundamental change on the function of galleries. The art world is based on social networks, so at least until the VR chatrooms are ubiquitous, I feel people will still (for the most part) travel to galleries. Video of Step to Aeration (Stringent) MCM (Happy Mix) __4K__Elliot Dodd_2015 I saw a video you did called Step to Aeration [above]. Is it a back story of sorts for the goggle-eyed totems that crop up in your work, as some abject body/object? All of my work is focused on proposing possibilities of where our human bodies sit amongst the miasma of technological machines (political, economic, sexual).
PC Pro
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Can you see VR becoming a common medium for artists? Does it have the scope to change how we think about galleries, for example? VR is already appearing within exhibitions at all levels, from university grad shows to the Frieze art fair, so I feel its place is pretty solid and established as another artistic tool, especially as the more rudimentary phone-based platforms are so accessible now. I dont think it will have a fundamental change on the function of galleries. The art world is based on social networks, so at least until the VR chatrooms are ubiquitous, I feel people will still (for the most part) travel to galleries. Video of Step to Aeration (Stringent) MCM (Happy Mix) __4K__Elliot Dodd_2015 I saw a video you did called Step to Aeration [above]. Is it a back story of sorts for the goggle-eyed totems that crop up in your work, as some abject body/object? All of my work is focused on proposing possibilities of where our human bodies sit amongst the miasma of technological machines (political, economic, sexual).
The Event Chronicle
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The ruling elite know that our children are here to bring in the mass awakening needed for planetary transformation. Therefore, the children are seen by the ruling elite as a threat to their agenda and have to be dumbed down. What about the net effects these toxins will have on the children when they grow up? 2. More mind-altering drugs Adults have also been increasingly drugged (as well as suffering from the increased environmental toxicity). For example, the increased prescribing of opioid painkillers in the USA has lead to a serious addiction epidemic. Consistent with an increase in anxiety and depression, antidepressants are being prescribed more than ever. The infamous shooters were on antidepressants, such as the Sandy Hook shooter. Hostility, violence and suicide have been linked to the side-effects of antidepressants. According to Dr Ed Group 716/100,000 military people have committed suicide as a result of antidepressants.
Mashable
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Getting people to believe that high-end virtual reality is truly immersive can be difficult if they haven't tried devices like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive first-hand. That gap of disbelief gets even wider when you try to convince the uninitiated that incredibly detailed, near retail-ready 3D-printed models are being born in VR, but this week we got our best example of exactly what's possible. SEE ALSO: Oculus Medium hands-on: Now everyone gets to be a 3D artist On Tuesday, Oculus character artist Giovanni Nakpil posted an amazingly detailed, 3D-printed model of an ogre modeled in Oculus Medium, the VR sculpting app, and then output via 3D printer. Read more... More about 3d Printing , Art , Oculus Medium , Oculus , and Virtual Reality
TechCrunch
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Mozilla is setting itself up for a big year ahead. The organizations flagship Firefox browser, for example, is about to get a brand-new rendering engine. After a few years of missteps and misplaced priorities (remember Firefox OS and Hello?), it looks like Mozilla, which is more important to the open web ecosystem than most people realize, is back on track. To get 2017 started, Read More
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BoingBoing
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As can be heard in many of his songs, he looked at the world from a bird's eye view. He would watch American, Chinese and European news simultaneously, so he could learn about the different points of view from around the world. In his later years, he was still conducting business as usual. Whenever we visited him in Nigeria, he welcomed us warmly into his home. Whether it be at his palace outside of Enugu or via crackly phone lines to America, he always made us laugh. As is also very evident in his songwriting—another example of his true intellect and originality—he had the greatest sense of humor. His life and accomplishments will never cease to astonish us. More than anything, and still to this very day, his music continues to live on—nearly 40 years after it was originally released. Chief William Ezechukwu Onyeabor is survived by his wife, children, and four grandchildren.
Techradar - Reviews
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While there's very little to actually be done when it comes to setup, the menu does offer a selection of UI templates. Most are a bit dour, however the cartoon blue skies of Daydream make for a sunny enough interface. The Roku 3 offers a choice of video resolutions up to 1080p, and while the native content available in the brand's Channel Store doesn't match this, the unit does a good enough job upscaling to warrant optimism. It can't parse 4K streams sadly, but this leaves Roku room to explore UHD in the yet-unannounced Roku 4. Perhaps the biggest benefit of opting for the Roku 3 instead of a cheaper model like the Roku Streaming Stick is the upgraded silicon inside. The first Roku with a dual core processor, this thing is speedy. Navigating menus is lighting fast while jumping to and from TV channel apps is exceptionally fast. For example, hopping between BBC iPlayer and Netflix takes no time at all.
Techradar - Reviews
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Fast Company
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It's the latest sign that financial-services companies see a big opportunity in unbanked citizens. It's the latest sign that financial-services companies see a big opportunity in unbanked citizens. For some financial-services giants, the next big thing is micro, and unbanked customers are the entry point. The latest example is MasterCard, which is getting into microcommerce in Kenya with the launch of a new mobile platform that lets consumers buy goods with cash, mobile money, or bank transfer using their phones. The service, called 2Kuze, is aimed at Kenyan farmers and their customers and may mark the beginning of a deeper journey into mobile money products. Read Full Story
MSNBC
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MSNBC
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Mashable
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Even dogs care about how they look on the internet. Take this pup, for example, who just isn't the mood for his owner and his camera. He's simply enjoying a nice rest when all of a sudden his owner flashes a camera in his face with no warning (and without any time for him to put on his dog makeup) Step back, puperazzi! Here's what Ben Affleck has to say about the 'Sad Affleck' meme This footballer's ecstatic reaction to a goal is a thing of beauty Watching corn pop in super slow-mo is more satisfying than you know Irish son pranks his mom with the most dad joke ever Read more... More about Cute Dogs , Watercooler Viral Videos , and Watercooler
The Huffington Post
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For example, as USA Today wrote in 2014, "It's unclear how Chelsea's pregnancy will affect Hillary Clinton, who is considering a race for president in 2016". How many newspapers asked that question when Mitt Romney was proudly photographed with his 18 grandchildren , or when George W. Bush and John McCain showed theirs off for the press? That's right: zero. So should Hillary, unlike her male peers, have set aside political ambitions to help her daughter care for her grandchild? 2) Attaching them to to powerful men 'Dad, they're gonna make me a minister!' El Pais Another bias is to emphasise the "connections" that women must need to get themselves into politics. Women in power, and those seeking public office, are often portrayed as the inexpert delegates of influential men. For example, during the second administration of Spanish president Rodríguez Zapatero, 32-year-old Bibiana Aído was named Minister of Equality and Innovation, the youngest person to ever hold that position.
Mashable
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They say any publicity is good publicity, but "Sad Affleck" the viral video of Ben Affleck looking gloomy in a post- Batman v Superman junket might not be the best example of that rule. The original edit , which coupled Simon & Garfunkel's "The Sound of Silence" with a slow zoom on Affleck's face, wracked up over 20 million views before it was taken down from YouTube. SEE ALSO: Ben Affleck, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling all have hilariously awkward mum stories And now, Affleck has shared his thoughts on it. During a recent interview for his new film Live By Night , Affleck was asked by BBC Radio 1 what the process of making Batman v Superman taught him. Read more... More about Uk , Interview , Bbc , Bbc Radio 1 , and Memes