The Event Chronicle
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S. intelligence agencies worked directly with the GCHQ in order to have plausible deniability for their unlawful conduct, appears to be exactly what has happened. Whenever a fake conspiracy gets so out of control as the purposefully fabricatedRussian election hackingstory, it’s liable to ensnare every individual and/or organization that buy into it. And so it has—BIG time! Because of the patently false accusations, which the Democratic party has been trumpeting in unison across the nation about a fake conspiracy between Trump and Putin to defeat Hillary Clinton, the sheer political pressure being exerted has been so strong that even the GCHQ was drawn into the fiasco. Now that the bigwigs in Cheltenham (location of GCHQ headquarters) have been thoroughly outed for their unparalleled complicity in the interference of a U.S. presidential election, all hell is breaking loose in London.
Nottingham Evening Post
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A teenager has appeared in court after a stabbing in Nottingham city centre. Nthambi Mkanda, of Balmoral Road, Colwick, was charged with grievous bodily harm and possession of bladed article following the incident. The alleged incident happened earlier this month - on Saturday, March 4 - in Trinity Square, Nottingham, at 2.45am. A cordon was put in place at the time and around four police cars, and a police crime scene investigation van were on the scene.Read more: Residents react to...
Autocar
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Driving in the rain needn't be scary - even in something as agile as a Toyota GT86 Driving in the rain can be intimidating, but some would argue it’s one of the best times to venture out on a track Many of us have been there, jumping out of bed on the morning of a track day, only to be confronted by grey skies and rain. Day ruined. Or is it? Driving in the rain neednt be the intimidating task it first appears to be because, once mastered, it can actually be one of the most enjoyable times to venture out on a track. The reasons are simple. Speeds are lower, but the effort level from behind the wheel is much higher. It’s also easier to get the car moving underneath you without having to attack corners at warp speed. Yes, it’s also much easier to make a mistake. But if you build up slowly and learn to be smooth and fast - rather than aggressive – you should quickly find yourself improving not just as a wet weather driver, but also as a driver overall.
The Event Chronicle
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Image Source . The attacker appears to be a middle-aged Asian man. No manifesto of his intention has surfaced as of yet—a crucial piece of evidence needed to support the authorities claim of terrorism. Here is an image of what authorities believe occurred during the attack. The attacker was driving an SUV that hit 12 pedestrians in the initial event. One witness reported: We were taking photos of Big Ben and we saw all the people running towards us, and then there was an Asian guy in about his 40s carrying a knife about seven or eight inches long. And then there were three shots fired, and then we crossed the road and looked over. The man was on the floor with blood. He had a lightweight jacket on, dark trousers and a shirt. He was running through those gates, towards Parliament, and the police were chasing him. More reports compiled via Zero Hedge : Mail journalist Quentin Letts saw the incident out of the window of a Commons office.
Variety
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Mark Burnett and Roma Downey are developing a scripted religious drama entitled Messiah for Netflix, Variety has confirmed. The project is in the very early development stages, but would be set in the modern day and tell the story of the worlds reaction to a man who appears to be performing miracles in the Middle East. Burnett... Read more »
Techradar
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Though we didnt get to play as much of the game as wed like, we greatly enjoyed the soothing low-pressure approach to solving puzzles as well as the beautiful music and atmospheric environmental sound effects. Night in the Woods Think Life is Strange crossed with Oxenfree and Wind in the Willows and well, no, thats not really what Night in the Woods is, but itll give you a good idea of what it might be. Centered around a small town, to which college dropout (and anthropomorphized cat) Mae returns to rediscover old friends and settle back into her old life, Night in the Woods appears to capture a feeling of aimless drifting with a creepy, foreboding sense of something dark going on just behind the curtain. Its going to be absolutely brilliant . Pikuniku Some games are brilliant because of their mechanics, others are great because of their writing.
PC Pro
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Wilfred Collins 15 min 20 sec ago Cars The rotary engine is destined to make a comeback in a new Mazda VC. The engine is set to be built into an upcoming Mazda electric car debuting in 2019. A report in Auto Express appears to have the scoop on the latest Mazda electric, which is said to be a tech-infused bespoke car. Mazda joins a growing trend of car manufacturers jumping on the electric bandwagon. Details are scarce on exactly what Mazda’s bespoke electric offering will include but it is rumored to rival the Renault ZOE despite not having been confirmed for European markets. Mazda’s latest EV will apparently use the new CX-5 and RX Vision concept in a bid to take on the ever-booming electric car market. Mazda already having existing VC technology in the Mazda 3 hybrid, built in partnership with Toyota. See related How does an electric car work? Elon Musk readies “Part 2” of his Tesla master plan The UK government just gave electric cars a £40m boost RD Boss at Mazda, Matsuhiro Tanaka, revealed that from 2021 Mazda will be releasing a bunch of new hybrids.
Voice Of America
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The Economist - Business
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For whom the belt tolls NEW intelligence appears to have prompted the decision of the authorities in both America and Britain to prevent the carrying of large electronic devices into the passenger cabins of aircraft flying from several Middle Eastern and North African countries. However, the announcements, which both came on March 21st, raise several unanswered questions. Passengers, and the affected airlines, may be concerned that there is an element of politics behind the new measure, coming as it does in the wake of Donald Trump’s second attempt to ram through a highly controversial executive order restricting travel to America from some Muslim countries. Some speculate that the intelligence may have been gathered by a raid carried out by American special operations forces on al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen, known as al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
TIME - Global Spin
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Ten minutes had passed before the boy appeared out of nowhere and into the frame. Felipe Dana, an Associated Press photographer shadowing Iraqi forces in western Mosul , was naturally drawn to this surreal scene: the shell of a car somehow perched atop the shell of a house in this shell of a neighborhood. The guts of another vehicle, on ground level, were on full display. Then, the boy on the bike. The way Dana tells the story, it sounds like he saw a ghost. Judging by the way the boy gazes toward the man behind the camera, it appears he saw one too. It was more than a week into his second stint of the offensive to wrestle control from Islamic State fighters. His first jaunt in Iraq came late last year during the initial push into the eastern section, which Iraqi officials announced in late January had been liberated. The current fight for the western half, with its dense civilian population and narrow streets, was expected to be far more brutal.
Hackaday
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This device takes it to another level, and [Techmoan] does a great job of showing it in close-up detail. This is certainly a formidable design from an era that's beginning to fade into history. The video (found after the break) also does a great job of showing glimpses of other creative auto-reverse solutions including one from Phillips that appears to rely on bouncing tapes through something vaguely resembling a playground slide. We'd love to see that one in action, too. One thing you should never do with a cassette deck like this is use it with a cassette audio adapter like this one . Filed under: digital audio hacks , teardown
Plymouth Herald
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Concerns are growing for an elderly woman with dementia who has gone missing.Police have appealed for help in finding Catherine Blanford, who was last seen at about midnight at her home in Compain Close, Saltash.And it appears the force helicopter has been launched this afternoon (Thursday) to help with the search.Several Herald readers have reported seeing the Devon Cornwall Police's helicopter hovering over the Tamar Bridge.Catherine is 78-years-old and descried as around 5'5 tall,...
Techradar
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With others being able to add appointments to a Google Calendar (or multiple calendars, even) it could be a collaborative schedule, and fit in far more info than a small box on a regular paper calendar affords. As an e-paper device it could stay on all day in a low-power mode, too, hanging discretely on a wall without necessarily emitting any light. The video also shows some other uses for the device there's a point where the Magic Calendar appears to display a world time zones map, and another where it displays a full-screen cooking recipe. While there are apparently no concrete plans to develop the Magic Calendar for retail, it has been showcased in Japan and hopefully the buzz it's generating will see someone pick it up for a full-scale production run, as it's a great idea we'd happily have hanging in the kitchen at home. The ball is in your court, Google. Make it so. 10 gadgets for the ultimate connected home
The Truth About Cars
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The Huffington Post
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As governor, he spent 14 years handling appointments to the schools Board of Regents which he suggested was kept out of the loop in the recent election controversy. If anything is worthy of oversight, these events should qualify, Perry wrote. Incredibly, it appears that the Board of Regents was never informed. Perry was sworn in earlier this month as President Donald Trumps energy secretary. Smith said the office of A&Ms president never heard any questions or concerns from Perry about the issue. The first she heard about his complaints, she said, was when someone from the Houston Chronicle contacted her about them. She also called McIntosh, the student who was disqualified, a great leader at A&M. And noted that Brooks, the eventual winner, will be representing all students of all backgrounds.
Washingtons Blog
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I've been writing about the divided Deep State for a number of years, most recently in The Conflict within the Deep State Just Broke into Open Warfare . The topic appears to be one of widespread interest, as this essay drew over 300,000 views. It's impossible to understand the divided Deep State unless we situate it in the larger context of profound political disunity , a concept I learned from historian Michael Grant, whose slim but insightful volume The Fall of the Roman Empire I have been recommending since 2009. As I noted in my 2009 book Survival+ , this was a key feature of the Roman Empire in its final slide to collapse. The shared values and consensus which had held the Empire's core together dissolved, leaving petty fiefdoms to war among themselves for what power and swag remained. A funny thing happens when a nation allows itself to be ruled by Imperial kleptocrats: such rule is intrinsically destabilizing, as there is no longer any moral or political center to bind the nation together.
TechCrunch
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Samsungs hybrid pocket watch concept raises a lot more questions than it answers. Thats due, in part, to the fact that the company isnt offering all that much information about what appears to be an analogue pocket watch with smart functionality announced in a press release tied to the Baselworld jewelry and watch show happening next week in Switzerland. Read More
Daily Mail - Sport
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MintPress News
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Ars Technica
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Enlarge / A view of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the station. (credit: NASA) Launched to the International Space Station in 2011 on the penultimate flight of the Space Shuttle, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer has quietly been collecting data during the last six years, observing more than 100 billion cosmic ray events. Although it has yet to produce any major scientific findings, physicists believe the steady accumulation of data will eventually yield insights about dark matter and other cosmic mysteries. But for that to happen, the instrument has to continue to take data. In recent months, scientists monitoring the $2 billion AMS instrument have noticed an increase in the "degradation" of one of several pumps that operate its thermal cooling system. The AMS has redundant systems, however, and could switch to a different pump if needed. Nevertheless, there appears to be an overall concern that if this degradation is not an isolated incident, it could begin to affect other cooling pumps within the AMS thermal system.
Politico
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It’s getting less stable in terms of planning. I dont know where this thing’s going to land. Hopefully it lands in the ocean and this thing just sinks.” The bill, which is set to be voted on later Thursday, increasingly appears in jeopardy as both moderate Republicans and members of the ultraconservative House Freedom Caucus have voiced their opposition. The Freedom Caucus said Wednesday that there were enough “no” votes in its caucus to sink the bill, forcing the Trump team to make some concessions to appease the Freedom Caucus. Those concessions, in turn, made some moderate Republican legislators announce their opposition to the bill — though last-minute deal-making continues. The Trump team has tried to twist the arms of other legislators, suggesting that Republicans who did not support the bill could face primary challenges in the midterm elections.
OK!
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TIME - News
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Now, away from animal smells and noise, it had become the most expensive. Before the Otis safety elevator, previous passenger elevators had been installed in England in the 1830s and America in the 1840s, though the hemp ropes that held the elevators up would often break and kill passengers. In 1852, the first more stable ropes made out of wires were introduced. The first manufacturer of a moving platform in the U.S. appears to have been Henry Waterman in New York. Otis, however, never got to see his invention in action: he died on April 8, 1861, nearly three months after the U.S. Patent Office granted this Improved Hoisting Apparatus a patent on Jan. 15, 1861.
The Week
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"The shameful chant has been used for a number of years by England fans in a bid to taunt their German rivals, and yesterday's scenes attracted plenty of criticism on social media," says Jack de Menezes of The Independent . Daniel Storey of Football 365 bemoans the "nationalistic aggression" of the fans, which he says appears to be on the rise. "No other support spends the majority of its matches aiming insults at opposing fans rather than celebrating their own players," he writes. "On yesterday of all days, was it not worth at least trying to be pleasant?" It also jarred with events on the pitch, especially as England boss Gareth Southgate, who urged fans to support the team "in the right way", wants the Three Lions to move on from the past. However, Paul Hayward of the Daily Telegraph says "the disparity between Southgate trying to move the whole operation forward and England's supporters singing 'have you ever seen the Germans win a war' was painful to behold".