The Event Chronicle
8 days
In other words, the type of propaganda that was supposed to be relegated to use against overseas enemies and target foreign populations was now being used at home. During a question and answer session of the Church Committee, a CIA representative was asked a series of questions related to the possibility that the CIA was planting stories in the press. There are scarcely any lines to read between as the representative’s answers were obvious enough for what they did not contain; namely, a denial. Question: “Do you have any people being paid by the CIA who are contributing to a major circulationAmerican journal?” Answer: “We do have people who submit pieces to American journals.” Question: “Do you have any people paid by the CIA who are working for television networks?” Answer: “This I think gets into the kind of uh, getting into the details Mr.
Washingtons Blog
11 days
In other words, the type of propaganda that was supposed to be relegated to use against overseas enemies and target foreign populations was now being used at home. During a question and answer session of the Church Committee, a CIA representative was asked a series of questions related to the possibility that the CIA was planting stories in the press. There are scarcely any lines to read between as the representative’s answers were obvious enough for what they did not contain; namely, a denial. Question: “Do you have any people being paid by the CIA who are contributing to a major circulationAmerican journal?” Answer: “We do have people who submit pieces to American journals.” Question: “Do you have any people paid by the CIA who are working for television networks?” Answer: “This I think gets into the kind of uh, getting into the details Mr.
Mental Floss
15 days
“‘De Niro, uh … well … he’s not funny. And … his movies dont make money.’ … Now ... the only movies De Niro acts in that make money? Comedies! So, I feel vindicated. But I wish I could’ve been given a big fat check when I [ended up] being proved right.” 4. DIRECTOR JONATHAN LYNN HAD NEVER SEEN THE KARATE KID WHEN HE CAST RALPH MACCHIO AS BILL GAMBINI. “I was very eager to have Ralph Macchio in the movie,” Lynn said in the movie’s DVD commentary. “I must confess, I had never actually seen The Karate Kid . I watched him in a couple of videos that his agent sent and I thought he was just perfect for the part. … He’s very good in the movie.” 5. JOE PESCI BASED VINNY ON GUYS FROM HIS NEIGHBORHOOD. “There’s a lot of people around like that in smaller neighborhoods, so I put a few of them together and [came] up with Vinny,” Pesci, who grew up in New Jersey, told The Movie Show in 1992 .
TYT YouTube
16 days
He seems pretty certain Mexico wont be paying for it. Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/go "Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday threw cold water on President Donald Trump’s insistence that Mexico will pay for his proposed border wall. “Uh, no,” McConnell said flatly, asked whether he thinks Mexico will foot the bill in an interview with POLITICO Playbook’s Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer. Mexico's president has made clear that the country has no intention of paying for Trump’s wall, though Trump has refused so far to accept that. The tiff over the border wall question and Trump’s hard-line stance on immigration more broadly created a rift between him and Mexico in the first days of his presidency.”* Read more here: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/mexico-pays-for-border-wall-mitch-mcconnell-reacts-235865 Hosts: Cenk Uygur Cast: Cenk Uygur *** The Largest Online News Show in the World.
Ruptly TV
20 days
Mashable
22 days
If the Galaxy S8 leaks keep coming in at this rate, there won't be anything left for Samsung to announce at its big March 29 launch event. The latest leak potentially reveals what it'll be like to use the phone without a physical home button. SEE ALSO: New leaked photos show the full display of Samsung's Galaxy S8 Three images and a 5-second video posted by Slash Leaks show the Galaxy S8 in, uh, some of its glory. The first image shows the Galaxy S8's leaked "Infinity Display," with a good look at its rounded screen corners and curved edges. The screen's mostly off, but we can see a myriad of sensors and cameras (presumably an improved selfie camera, iris scanner, and maybe a sensor dedicated just for its rumored Bixby AI assistant ) above the display. Read more... More about Leaks , Smartphones , Android , S8 , and Galaxy S8
Collective Evolution
a month
Recently, former media commentator Jon Stewart made a surprise appearance on Stephen Colbert's Late Show . He popped up from beneath Colbert’s desk upon hearing the phrasefake news.” Colbert was in the middle of discussing the controversial issue of Donald Trump banning certain media from press briefings, saying, “And the root of all this conflict is that Donald Trump calls any story he doesnt like ‘fake news.’ ” The comedy unraveled for a bit, as Colbert addressed Stewart's sudden presence. “It’s always great to see you, but I gotta ask,” Colbert said, “How did you get under my desk? “I have a tunnel,” the former host of the Daily Show replied. “A tunnel?” “A tunnel that I’ve, uh, built, straight from my farm.” Colbert then gave Stewart a chair, posing a question that would unravel some serious truths. “Jon, what do you think about Trump banning mainstream media from that briefing?” asked Colbert.
Hackaday
a month
He designed a duo of custom PCBs for the motors and stuck them near the robot's top you can see the resistors used to time the steps poking through the robot's case, adding a functional cosmetic effect. The Arduino brain is stuck to the rear, the Pixy to the front, and the power boards are snug near the base. Three USB ports pepper the robot's posterior a charging port, one for programming the Arduino, and a third to access the Pixy camera. What do you think had a change of heart regarding our future overl uh, silicon-based friends? Yes? Well here's a beginner bot to will get you started. Filed under: Android Hacks , Arduino Hacks , robots hacks
RT
a month
Mashable
a month
If it looks like a dog, walks like a dog, and barks like a dog, it's a robot built to spy on real dogs by making those dogs trust it so much they don't realize their entire lives are being recorded. Surveillance, Westworld- style! SEE ALSO: Abandoned theme park is Westworld IRL and it's just as disturbing In order to get a better understanding of how wild dogs do wild dog things, the folks at PBS' Spy in the Wild put a life-like creature out in the, uh, wild, and waited for other wild dogs to come sniffing. The robot, equipped with 24 moving parts, cocks its head and stretches and yips just like you'd expect a wild dog to, and its flesh-and-blood counterparts don't seem to be able to tell the difference. Aside from the lifeless eyes, "spy pup" is kinda cute. Read more... More about Westworld , Robot , Surveillance , Spy In The Wild , and Spy
Hackaday
a month
They must be identical for the hack to work: Uh ohh. Clearly, they are not the same. Repeating this experiment multiple times, even with different kinds of IR receivers, I have noticed that the error rate is extremely high and the bit patterns produced are absolutely not repeatable without the carrier. In this case we see two output toggles for every one input toggle. This, I suspect, is an artefact due to the demodulator not being happy with the out-of-band frequencies. Even though there is a strong correlation between the two signals, it is certainly not enough to fool a TV. I've tried pointing this IR LED to the three TV sets I have, none of them even budged. Can An Obstruction Produce Any Bit Pattern? The last thing to test is producing some kind of bit pattern using an obstruction. This is a bit redundant as the last test has shown, low frequency signals produce erroneous data at the receivers output anyways.
Mashable
a month
Video games released in the U.S. typically tone down the sexy stuff, but Japan censors focus more on blood and gore. Which brings us to Resident Evil VII . Capcom's latest entry in the series trades blockbuster monster violence for more intimate scares in a rundown Louisiana bayou estate. The violently dysfunctional family that lives there wouldn't be out of place in one of Rob Zombie's "torture porn" movies. Which is to say: some of the game's gross-out horror is a bit too much for Japan. The Censored Gaming YouTube provides some examples of what's different in the above video, which trades severed heads for marked up photos and esophageal treasure-hunting for... uh... not that. Read more... More about Capcom , Resident Evil 7 , Gaming , and Entertainment
TYT YouTube
2 months
Trump’s handshake with Shinzo Abe might be the most awkward handshake of the week, but not of all time. John Iadarola, Ben Mankiewicz, Jimmy Dore, and Michael Shure, the hosts of The Young Turks, show you the most awkward handshake ever. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://www.tytnetwork.com/go “The President of these United States of America met with the Prime Minister of Japan on Friday. They discussed some stuff. Then, they shook hands. And that’s when things just got kind of objectively weird. The best part of the 19-second handshake was probably the end, when Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe made a facial expression that was all like, “WHAAAAAAAAT. Was that?” And we were all like, “Uh, yeah. What was that?” Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-handshake_us_589e1a10e4b094a129eafc3c Hosts: John Iadarola, Ben Mankiewicz, Jimmy Dore, Michael Shure Cast: John Iadarola, Ben Mankiewicz, Jimmy Dore, Michael Shure *** The Largest Online News Show in the World.
Collective Evolution
2 months
Really what we need is for congress to come in and say, give us the data.” ( 22 ) He then pointed to a specific CDC study he co-authored in 2004 that determined: “The evidence is now convincing that the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine does not cause autism or any particular subtypes of autism spectrum disorder.” ( 21 ) In regards to the 2004 study, he said: “ I regret that my co-authors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article. . . . I have had many discussions with Dr. Brian Hooker over the last 10 months regarding studies the CDC has carried out regarding vaccines and neurodevelopmental outcomes, including autism spectrum disorders. I share his belief that CDC decision-making and analyses should be transparent.” ( 24 ) In an attempt to right his wrongdoings, he stated: “It’s the lowest point in my career that I went along with that paper and uh, I went along with this, we didnt report significant findings.
Collective Evolution
2 months
We are the cause, and at the same time we are the solution. This is why we say change needs to come from within, and as more soldiers wake up to the truth about these wars, I have to believe that more of them will put down their weapons. Shooting For No Reason Brandon Bryan is not the only solider to speak out about this issue. Ethan McCord, a US soldier who served in Iraq, has revealed some disturbing truths about the life of a soldier in the Wikileaks video Collateral Damage. In the video above, Bryan describes how the civilians being killed are seemingly indiscriminately labelled as dangerous, even though clearly they are not. So we're looking at this thing, these people, and uh, it was like, almost instantaneous that someone was like, confirmed weapons ... you're cleared hot.' Ethan McCord expresses the same thing in the video below: If you feel threatened by anybody you're able to engage that person.
The Event Chronicle
2 months
And so I can’t say anything and I walk back there and, you know, I saw the ropes then real plain. What they’re doing hanging down from that ceiling? Then she tells me, “You go over there against the wall.” About that close from the wall and I have to stand sideways like this. Then she asks me to put up both of my thumbs and I did. And then she pulled one rope down and there’s a metal band fastened securely and she fastens that around the joint of my thumb. Then the other one comes down and fastens around this thumb. And there I’m standing like this, facing the wall and then, you know, she comes over here to the end and there’s a, uh, whatever you want to call it. She starts winding, and I start moving! And she’s taking me right up in the air. And, you know, when she gets me so just my toes are on the floor, just on my tiptoes, she fastens it.
Ars Technica
2 months
Enlarge / Uh, try not to let these guys grab you. It's impossible for a fan of From Software’s Dark Souls or Bloodborne to not see Nioh so clearly mimicking those gamesdistinct styles. But the franchises Nioh cribs from rely so deeply on repetition, muscle memory, and hundreds of total hours of perseverance that even the smallest changes in dodge timing or invincibility frames are incredibly obvious. And Nioh changes a whole lot more than dodge timing. One immediate difference Souls fans will notice after booting up the latest from Team Ninja ( Dead or Alive , Ninja Gaiden ) is that it's not set in some ashy, dying Western fantasy world. While the tutorial starts in the Tower of London circa 1600, it's less than an hour before you wash up on the shores of a very vibrant-looking Japan. Dont let the looks fool you, though—this locale is no less hostile than From Software's Lordran or Drangleic.
NPR News
2 months
"We totally understand it's going to be America First," a Dutch show said two weeks ago. "But can we just say The Netherlands Second?" Now they've got competition, as other countries join the fray. (Image credit: zondag met lubach/Screenshot by NPR)
Mashable
2 months
As we all know, animals at the Georgia Aquarium are very invested in football. So, to cheer on their hometown Atlanta Falcons, they made what could be the cutest hype video of all time. Just, uh... don't let Tom Brady see this. Alessia Cara's Lorde impression is absolutely royal Ride Elon Musk's Hyperloop in virtual reality No silly human, you may not take this cat's hard-earned money James Corden sings with Queen in glorious head-to-head battle Read more... More about Animals , Super Bowl 2017 , and Watercooler
TYT YouTube
2 months
Mashable
2 months
The history of protest songs is the history of America itself, and history seems to be getting especially musical these days. Since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for President, artists from every background and genre have released songs and videos tackling the emotional atmosphere of the 2016 election. SEE ALSO: Madonna out-Madonna'd herself at the Women's March on Washington Everyone from indie darlings Father John Misty and Arcade Fire to hip-hop icons Run the Jewels and Pusha T have recorded politically charged songs to match the climate that inspired more than 3 million women to take to the streets Jan. 21. Some are subtle, some are, uh: Read more... More about Music , Trump , Protest , Watercooler , and Politics
NBA on TNT
2 months
Our weekly NBA mess-ups and uh-ohs.
PCWorld
2 months
When is GeForce Now not GeForce Now? When it’s GeForce Now for PCs. We should’ve seen this coming when the beastly Titan X was succeeded by, uh, the Titan X —a completely new graphics card with the same olname. Nvidia’s following in the footsteps of Apple by sticking with a single designation for its flagship products. But with GeForce Now, it’s wading into Microsoft’s frustrating territory by giving two very different services the exact same name. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
The Huffington Post
2 months
The new "President" seems to be having problems getting...uh, Access to Hollywood and Broadway for top-flight inaugural performers. But wouldn't you know it? My calendar is practically empty! Here's my audition tape - see what you think. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.