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  • City Room: New York Today: If You Can’t Stand the Heat

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    NOAH REMNICK
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:15 am
    Thursday: Restaurant Week, more heat, and a holiday sweet.
  • US economic growth picks up to 2.3%

    BBC News - Home
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 2.3% in the three months to June, official figures show.
  • Lois discovers Superman's secret

    CNN.com - Top Stories
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:33 am
    Lois Lane finally knows who's behind Clark Kent's glasses.
  • Debris Discovery May Support Theory on Missing MH370

    WSJ.com: What's News US
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    Airplane debris that washed ashore on an island near Madagascar could be the first tangible evidence that investigators were on the right track in their search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
  • Inside the Mysterious ‘Death’ of Taliban Leader Mullah Omar

    Newsweek
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Just before the end of Ramadan this year I received an unexpected call from one of Mullah Mohammed Omar’s longtime family friends. He had just learned a secret held by only a tiny circle of Omar’s most trusted associates: the supreme leader of the Afghan Taliban was dead. Rumors of Omar’s death have been circulating since he vanished in late 2001. The last verifiable sighting placed him on the back of a Honda motorbike, heading into the mountains outside Kandahar while the U.S.-backed Northern Alliance fighters closed in on the city. But this caller was different—extraordinarily well…
 
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  • US economic growth picks up to 2.3%

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    The US economy grew at an annualised pace of 2.3% in the three months to June, official figures show.
  • Plane debris being sent to France

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Debris found on an Indian Ocean island is being taken to France to determine if it is from the missing airliner MH370, Malaysia's PM says.
  • Taliban 'pick Mullah Omar successor'

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    The Taliban appoint a successor to Mullah Omar, their leader who was reported dead by the Afghan government on Wednesday, the BBC learns.
  • Russia 'wanted Litvinenko dead'

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:20 am
    The Russian state wanted former spy Alexander Litvinenko dead, the inquiry into his poisoning hears.
  • Twitter row over Kenya's Obama grass

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:15 am
    Nairobi's governor denies hiring grass to impress President Obama as a video emerges appearing to show plants being dug up after his visit to Kenya.
 
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  • Inside the Mysterious ‘Death’ of Taliban Leader Mullah Omar

    29 Jul 2015 | 5:23 pm
    Just before the end of Ramadan this year I received an unexpected call from one of Mullah Mohammed Omar’s longtime family friends. He had just learned a secret held by only a tiny circle of Omar’s most trusted associates: the supreme leader of the Afghan Taliban was dead. Rumors of Omar’s death have been circulating since he vanished in late 2001. The last verifiable sighting placed him on the back of a Honda motorbike, heading into the mountains outside Kandahar while the U.S.-backed Northern Alliance fighters closed in on the city. But this caller was different—extraordinarily well…
  • The Dog Ate My Cellphone: A History of Tom Brady’s Deflate-gate Explanations

    29 Jul 2015 | 3:12 pm
    The greatest scandal in NFL history—or at least the greatest involving the air pressure measurement of footballs—came to a head this week when the NFL upheld its four-game suspension of the New England Patriots’ superstar quarterback, Tom Brady. It is alleged that Brady was involved or aware of efforts to deflate footballs in order to gain a competitive advantage in the AFC championship game in January. Brady’s denial and refusal to cooperate with investigators have caused the sudden besmirching of his once picture-perfect image, and they have led many people to speculate that he,…
  • 8 Books That Reveal Brooklyn's Spirit in All Its Odd Glory

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:43 pm
    When I think of the spirit that animates the borough of Brooklyn, I think of an old bodega gutted and turned into a farm-to-table restaurant, I think of an old black couple originally from South Carolina selling its Bedford-Stuyvesant brownstone to a couple originally from Wisconsin, for 10 times the price paid for that brownstone in 1973. I think of Lena Dunham, but also the sullen Ukrainian teenager on the Q train, with her endless commute to and from Brighton Beach. I think of a place where anonymity and trendiness fight each other on every block. The Brooklyn Public Library has decided…
  • Revised AP U.S. History Standards Will Emphasize American Exceptionalism

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:18 pm
    The company behind Advanced Placement courses for U.S. high school students will release a revision to the standards for AP U.S. history on Thursday morning, after significant pushback from conservatives who claimed the redesigned course framework, released last year, painted American history in too negative a light. The new framework significantly pares down last year’s framework, simplifying and condensing the course’s Thematic Learning Objectives from 50 to 19, according to an official at the College Board, the nonprofit organization that administers AP exams. In the process, a new…
  • Munich to Continue Ban of Stumbling Stone Holocaust Memorials

    29 Jul 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Munich’s city council voted Wednesday to uphold a ban on the placement of plaque-topped cobblestones that for years have served as memorials to Holocaust victims in towns throughout Germany. First instituted in 2004, the ban on the Stolpersteine, or stumbling stones, does not allow the small memorials to be embedded in Munich streets as they are in hundreds of places across Germany and more than a dozen other European countries, including Poland, Austria, France, the Netherlands and Ukraine. The ongoing project is the brainchild of German artist Gunter Demnig, who has been installing…
 
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  • The New Economics of Climate Change

    Katy Lederer
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:01 am
    The twentieth century was a terrible time to be born a blue whale. After 1926, when seagoing factory vessels were introduced, the population plummeted, and by the early seventies only a few hundred remained. Attempts at conservation met with limited success, and it seemed that the whale’s days were numbered. The Japanese and Russians, in particular, continued to aggressively hunt the docile mammals, well aware that such rapacity would result in their extinction. In 1973, a creative economist named Colin W. Clark decided to take financial analysis to its logical conclusion. He posed the…
  • The Ballad of Mullah Omar

    Jon Lee Anderson
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:01 pm
    Mullah Omar, whose death Afghan authorities announced on Wednesday, was the charismatic spiritual leader of the Taliban, and symbolically a man of great significance. This was so even though he was rarely seen and, according to Afghans, has actually been dead since 2013. (The White House said that the Afghan announcement was “credible.”) In the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks, Mullah Omar refused to hand over Osama bin Laden, his honored “guest” at the time, to the United States government, triggering the invasion of his country.See the rest of the story at…
  • Postscript: Suniti Solomon

    Michael Specter
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:00 pm
    As H.I.V. swept across the world, in the mid-nineteen-eighties, no country possessed a more menacing mix of conditions, predilections, and the kind of poverty likely to hasten an AIDS epidemic than India. Hundreds of millions of people lived without running water, let alone access to the costly drugs necessary to treat the infection. Annual health-care spending was less than ten dollars per capita, and by the end of the century the country had a hundred thousand long-haul truck drivers, more than two million prostitutes, two hundred and seventy-five thousand brothels, and tens of millions of…
  • Samuel Delany and the Past and Future of Science Fiction

    Peter Bebergal
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:30 pm
    In 1968, Samuel Delany attended the third annual Nebula Awards, presented by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). At the ceremony that night, “an eminent member of the SFWA,” as Delany later put it, gave a speech about changes in science fiction, a supposed shift away from old-fashioned storytelling to “pretentious literary nonsense,” or something along those lines. At the previous Nebula Awards, the year before, Delany had won best novel for “Babel-17,” in which an invented language has the power to destroy (his book shared the award with Daniel Keyes’s…
  • Is There a Better Way to Talk About Wine?

    Bianca Bosker
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:48 pm
    When the wine critic James Suckling described a Château Haut-Brion in the pages of Wine Spectator in 1992, he needed just a single phrase to sum up the taste: “Big and meaty, with lots of fruit and full tannins, but featuring a sweetness and silkiness on the finish.” At the time, the field of wine criticism was gaining momentum—the magazine’s circulation that year surpassed a hundred thousand—and written tasting notes were moving beyond encyclopedic reference books aimed at wealthy men. When Suckling sampled the same Haut-Brion again—a bottle from the acclaimed 1989 vintage—in…
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    Mashable

  • The inspiring ex-NBA star who's now training to be a Starbucks manager

    Sam Laird
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:14 am
    Vin Baker can still rebound The 6-foot-11 power forward was the eighth overall pick of the 1993 NBA Draft. He went on to make four NBA All-Star teams and won a gold medal at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney Glory, riches and fame — it's all a very long way from where Baker is now, working at a Starbucks in Rhode Island with hopes of managing his own franchise one day See also: Cliff Alexander and the NBA Draft heartbreak you never hear about What happened between then and now? Alcohol addiction cut Baker's career short. Meanwhile, poor financial planning obliterated the millions upon…
  • Kids used to cuddle alligators at this wacky L.A. zoo

    Alex Arbuckle
    30 Jul 2015 | 6:03 am
    Image: Los Angeles Public LibraryOne of the most novel and interesting sights in the world. Most stupendous aggregation ever exhibited.Promotional brochureIn 1907, Francis Earnest and “Alligator” Joe Campbell opened a unique attraction in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. The California Alligator Farm boasted over a thousand of the toothy reptiles, from adorable hatchlings to massive adults (500 years old, if you believe the brochure; in actuality, American alligators live until about 50).After paying $0.25 for admission, visitors could peruse alligator handbags in…
  • Jason Segel had a very weird incident involving fudgsicles and a urologist

    Neha Prakash
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:46 am
    Sometimes, when celebrities go on talk shows, they don't have any quippy anecdotes to share. So instead, Jimmy Fallon has them concoct eyebrow-raising stories using odd words like "squat thrust" and "urologist." It's a game he likes to call "Word Sneak" — and there is no one more amusingly terrible at it than Jason Segel, who crafted some interesting tales Wednesday about "going down south to see the mongeese" and getting a fudgsicle lodged, well, not somewhere fun Watch Tyler, the Creator rap the new Dr. Seuss book What is reactive programming? Guy falls asleep in car, friends stuff…
  • Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige join NBC's 'The Wiz Live'

    Hillary Busis
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:42 am
    NBC may be reserving the part of Dorothy for an unknown — but that doesn't mean its upcoming live production of The Wiz won't boast some serious star power. The network has announced that Grammy winners Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige are on board for its next live musical presentation. Latifah is playing the Wizard of Oz adaptation's title character — "the mysterious and powerful wizard who holds the keys to the Emerald City, but whose metamorphosis from ordinary to extraordinary is itself a hoax," according to NBC's release. Richard Pryor played the same part in the musical's…
  • Kids eat dog-food hamburgers and seem okay with it

    Patrick Kulp
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:39 am
    Freshpet is so confident in the quality of its dog food that it thinks people would even enjoy it In its latest ad, the company disguised its packaged canine chow as human meals like a hamburger, chicken tacos and spaghetti and meatballs —all topped with gourmet garnishes — and served it up to unsuspecting taste testers See also: Oscar Mayer pranks New Yorkers with fake trendy workout in new ad They then filmed their expressions of surprise, disgust and, in some cases, indifference after they revealed the secret ingredient. "Do you have a doggy bag?" one unaffected diner asks. The…
 
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    TechCrunch

  • CVS Health Taps IBM’s Watson To Predict Patient Health Decline Before It Happens

    Sarah Buhr
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
     CVS and IBM have teamed up to stop chronic diseases patients from having a medical emergency before it gets to that point. The corner store pharmacy giant will use Watson, IBM’s cognitive computing technology, to predict chronic disease patients in danger based on red flag behaviors. Watson is built on a similar learning process as the human brain. It observes the data, interprets it… Read More
  • PicMonkey Grabs $41 Million Investment

    Lucas Matney
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:35 am
     PicMonkey, a Seattle-based photo editing web app just secured a $41 million growth equity investment from Spectrum Equity. This is the three-year-old company’s first ever round of outside funding, the site has bootstrapped its way into profitability. “PicMonkey has grown from the ground up into a profitable business without a single round of outside funding,” Jonathan… Read More
  • GoButler Takes Its Virtual Personal Assistant Out Of Beta, Raises $8M

    Anthony Ha
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:31 am
     GoButler has a straightforward premise — you should be able to send a text message and one of its “Heroes” will help you get whatever you need, whether you want to order dinner or make a flight reservation. Today, the startup is announcing that it has moved out of beta testing and is available in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Read More
  • FreedomPop Raises $10M More, Inks Strategic Deal With New Investor, Asian Carrier Axiata

    Ingrid Lunden
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:59 am
     FreedomPop, the U.S. wireless carrier startup that has been building a business based on completely free voice and data services, has raised another $10 million in funding from two strategic investors, the pan-Asian mobile carrier Axiata and an unnamed tech investor based in the U.S., the company is announcing today. The deal with Axiata will mean that FreedomPop will be expanding its… Read More
  • Vaniday, Rocket Internet’s Beauty And Wellness Marketplace, Scores €15M Backing

    Steve O'Hear
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:03 am
     Vaniday, the online marketplace for beauty and wellness professionals co-founded by e-commerce behemoth and ‘startup builder’ Rocket Internet, has bagged its first major round of funding. Read More
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    Slate.fr

  • Les bonnes raisons de filer boire un rhum à La Havane (avant la levée de l’embargo)

    Christine Lambert
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:52 am
    La Havane, Cuba Trois cent soixante-neuf kilomètres séparent Miami de La Havane, moitié moins depuis l’île de Key West, au sud de la Floride. Mais la distance est une matière hautement élastique, qui s’étire en gouffres infranchissables, se rétracte en sauts de puce. Ces kilomètres qui pendant cinquante-deux ans se sont comptés en années lumière se réduisent depuis peu à un jet de speed boat avec le dégel entre les USA et Cuba. Déjà, les premières vagues de touristes yankees affluent à La Havane, des Cubano-Américains pour l’essentiel. Mais l’annonce de…
  • Comment mémoriser l'intégralité du dictionnaire d'une langue étrangère

    Lauren Knott
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:20 am
    Cet article est paru en anglais sur le site The Conversation, le 24 juillet 2015 Le Néozélandais Nigel Richards, qui ne parle pas français, vient de gagner le championnat du monde francophone de Scrabble. Dans le monde du Scrabble, Richards est considéré comme le meilleur joueur ayant jamais existé. Il a gagné le championnat du monde anglophone à trois reprises, le championnat national américain à cinq reprises et l'Open anglais à six reprises. Pour son dernier exploit en date, il a mémorisé l'intégralité du dictionnaire français du Scrabble en neuf semaines seulement. À…
  • Il y a de bonnes raisons à légaliser le LSD et les drogues psychédéliques

    Vera Lou
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:13 am
    The Vox est revenu cette semaine sur les motivations de ceux qui souhaitent légaliser le LSD, les champignons hallucinogènes et les autres drogues psychédéliques. L’auteur de l’article part d’un constat tout simple. Nous sommes tous hantés et travaillés par la peur de la mort.  La prise de substances, comme l’ibogaïne ou la psilocybine par exemple, peut à coup sûr repousser cette angoisse. Les drogues psychédéliques sont un passeport pour une acceptation tranquille et pacifiée de la mort. À LIRE AUSSI Les bienfaits des champignons hallucinogènes pour la santé Lire…
  • Comment un petit dealer a sauvé des dizaines de vies pendant Katrina

    Vincent Manilève
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:44 am
    Il y a dix ans, alors que l’ouragan Katrina frappait la côte est américaine, les habitants de la Nouvelle-Orléans, à défaut de recevoir de l’aide, cherchaient désespérément un moyen de se protéger ou de s’échapper. À VOIR AUSSI Katrina, un ouragan de souvenirs vOIR LE gRAND fORMAT Parmi eux, Jabbar Gibson, un petit dealer de quartier, va avoir un comportement exemplaire. Il va même sauver de nombreuses vies. Buzzfeed, dix ans après la tragédie qui a fait plus de 1.800 morts, raconte l’histoire de cette petite frappe devenue héros local. Alors qu’il cherchait avec des…
  • Deux hackers ont réussi à prendre le contrôle d'un fusil «connecté»

    jlcassely
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:36 am
    Des voitures au frigo en passant par la brosse à dents, tous les objets veulent aujourd’hui être «connectés» ou «smart». L’armement n’est pas resté en marge de cette tendance, et un fabricant américain propose par exemple des fusils de chasse à assistance informatique pour la visée. L'entreprise Tracking Point commercialise des modèles munis d’un système de «précision guidée»: la ligne de mire se fixe sur la cible et le point d’impact le plus précis souhaité. Le logiciel prend en compte des aléas comme le vent, la température et le poids des munitions pour…
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  • The Last King of Brooklyn

    Chris Brogan
    14 Jul 2015 | 2:24 pm
    The air inside the Brooklyn Bowl smells like well worn leather, sawdust, and evidently hops (from the nearby Brooklyn Brewery, but I’ll get back to them). All around me are authentic Coney Island early 20th century amusement park props, like the tin targets from shooting galleries. There’s a band putting their gear together onstage for an evening event, lots of percussion and fewer amps, so I’m guessing it’ll be some kind of folk or world music. In front of me, Charley Ryan, cofounder of the Brooklyn Bowl (with partner Peter Shapiro) is pressing his business card into…
  • Customer Service is Marketing

    Chris Brogan
    1 Jul 2015 | 9:13 am
    My son, Harold, is huge into video games and video game culture. He knows more weird and deep-level memes and obscure details than you’ll ever know. Harold has convinced me to take him to the SCG Convention in Texas. To say he’s hyped and excited is to really underplay how he feels about it. As part of this, I’ve encouraged Harold to do as much of the planning and deciding as possible. Harold chose the Aloft hotel chain. Swell by me. He picked it because he loved the videos. I prepaid for the days of the conference. And then, I ran into a snag.Continue ReadingThe post…
  • The Biggest Competitive Advantage I Have

    Chris Brogan
    26 Jun 2015 | 11:32 am
    I’m sprawled out on my bed writing to you. My son is reading a copy of Retro Gamer and my daughter is playing Splatoon (it’s a Wii game that your kid probably wants). Lately, I’ve been thinking about this blog, about you, about my business, about what I stand for. That kind of stuff. The Biggest Competitive Advantage I Have is Openness and Honesty But that sounds like I’m trying to be virtuous. I’m not. I just think it’s easier/better/faster to just tell you what I think and feel, instead of worrying. Continue ReadingThe post The Biggest Competitive…
  • How to Get Ahead if You’re Shy – or the Secret Magic of Puppets

    Chris Brogan
    8 Jun 2015 | 11:03 am
    My son, Harold, found out quite by surprise that he really likes puppets. He pretty much had to have this Kermit the Frog puppet. What we did with it was quite interesting. And in the process, I found myself thinking about me, then you, and about us. About all of us. And about something I’m not sure I’ve yet shared in this specific way. The Magic of Puppets When you put a puppet on your hand, you empower someone else to speak for you. You can say things you might not say from your own lips. Because hey, it’s a puppet. Puppets are like a super power.Continue ReadingThe post…
  • How to Learn A New Skill

    Chris Brogan
    28 May 2015 | 4:54 am
    I’m a big fan of the work of Dr Nick Morgan. In my circles, when people ask me advice about how to be a better professional speaker, I tell a somewhat backhanded and loving story about how I paid for a day of Dr. Morgan’s time, hellbent on having him make me a much better speaker. I loved everything he had to say. It was brilliant, full of really important details and ideas. And I couldn’t really make good use of any of it. Dr. Morgan mentions it in this post. For instance, “The good news for you conference organizers, then, is that if you hire Chris you’ll get…
 
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    The Bloggess

  • I’m on a lot of cold medication so it’s possible this isn’t as funny as I think it is.

    thebloggess
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:39 am
    I’m on a lot of cold meds but I thought you’d enjoy. Or not.  Stop judging me.  I’m sick.   They’re in my shop if you want one, but be aware that everyone you wear it around is going to tell you that your shirt is on inside out.  But then you can flash them a raccoon face (and flash them in general if you aren’t wearing something underneath) and they won’t bother you again.  EVERYONE WINS. PS. A few of you are having trouble getting the video to load so (spoiler alert) this is what you’re missing: I may have found my new author photo.
  • Well, it’ll be an interesting death at least

    thebloggess
    26 Jul 2015 | 8:49 am
    A friend of mine just emailed this to me: My team: Pocket from Fool.  “Heinous fuckery, most foul!” Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation. Zombeavers.  I don’t know who the real protagonist is in this movie but I sort of think it’s the zombie-beavers because they were the ones I was rooting for by the end. So I guess the answer is that I’m pretty screwed, but at least it’ll be an interesting way to die.  You? PS. I still have the plague and it’s getting worse.  If someone near you coughs like they’ve been living in a coal mine just set them…
  • The small things are the big things.

    thebloggess
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:51 am
    I had a post for today but I couldn’t finish it because my head isn’t working properly right now.  Some of this is because my head is always broken.  Some is from how bleak the news has been lately and I tend to fixate on that stuff.  Some is because we’re supposed to be at a family reunion right now but we’re not because we’re all sick with what I assume is the plague.  I was going to post something simple and just go back to bed but I know that the only way I’m coming out of this is to do it the hard way, and that means refocusing on the good. I…
  • Hello. It’s me.

    thebloggess
    21 Jul 2015 | 11:18 am
    When I was in Arizona a few months ago I saw several things that I forgot to write about because I lost my journal.  But I just found it so here goes: The first was this cactus, which seems to be wanting to escape.  It’s as if it was being a normal cactus and then suddenly said “Nope.  Fuck this bullshit.  I’M OUT” and then started burrowing into the ground.  It’s comforting to know even cactuses want to go into hiding every once in a while. It’s like the cactus on the right is all “WHO WANTS TO SEE MY BOOBIES?” and the one on the left is…
  • It’s probably not a UFO but it is proof that you people are made of magic.

    thebloggess
    19 Jul 2015 | 11:28 am
    A few days ago Victor and I were in Fort Davis picking up Hailey from sleep away camp (SHE’S ALIVE AND STILL HAS ALL OF HER LIMBS!) when I made him stop at an old cemetery because I have what Victor deems “a morbid fascination for death and very boring places” and what I deem “a health appreciation of history, the frailty of humans, and also the only place where I’m guaranteed some actual peace and quiet – if you don’t count Victor honking at me every five minutes to get back in the car.” If you read my last post then you already know that…
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  • Kiss Me and Break the Spell!

    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
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  • Cats, Like Children, Have a Natural Ability to Act Like Adorable Mini-Drunks

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:00 am
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  • This Bird Saw the Lego Movie One Too Many Times

    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
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  • Above Land or Under Water: Which is Cutest, Manatee Edition

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    So shar-peis aren't really manatees but it's the closest we have on land right? Which begs the question, which one is the cutest? Submitted by: (via Cheezburger) Tagged: poll , dogs , manatees , cute Share on Facebook
  • Stowaway Cat Rescued After Surviving on a Sunken Ship

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    This lucky cat spent one hour underwater in a sunken boat on Lake Havasu between California and Arizona and lived through it. She was tucked away in a compartment on the boat and was found by chance after the boat was taken back to shore in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. The owner of the boat said she didn't belong to him so the local Humane Society took her in and named her River. Since she isn't microchipped the humane shelter is waiting five days for any possible owners to claim her. After that time River will be up for adoption. Hopefully she can find a home much farther…
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    The Onion

  • News in Brief: Deadline For Prior User To Remove Clothes From Dryer Extended 5 Minutes

    29 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    JOHNSON CITY, TN—Upon finding the machine in her apartment building’s laundry room completely untouched since she last stopped by, exasperated local woman Sandra Hermus reportedly mounted all her magnanimity Monday and extended the deadline for the previous user to remove their clothing from the dryer by five minutes. “This is the second time in the past half hour that I’ve walked down three flights of stairs to move my clothes over from the washer, only to find this pile still wadded up inside the only available dryer—God, who knows how long they’ve even been in there?” said…
  • American Voices: American Regrets Role In Killing Famous Lion

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:55 pm
    Cecil the lion, a popular Zimbabwe tourist attraction, was killed this week by Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer during a lion hunt he allegedly spent upwards of $50,000 to join, though Palmer has said he regrets his role in the incident and didn’t realize Cecil was a famous lion when he killed him. What do you think?
  • News in Brief: Bloated Obama Delivers Press Conference From Couch Behind Podium

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:13 pm
    WASHINGTON—Taking slow, labored breaths while clutching his distended abdomen, a bloated President Obama delivered a press conference Wednesday while seated on a couch several feet behind the podium in the White House briefing room. “Good afternoon, everybody—ugh, Jesus, gimme a sec,” said a wincing, perspiring Obama before emitting several low groans. “Oh, man. Whoa. Okay, I’ll take some questions now—hang on, hang on. Jesus, I feel like I’m gonna pop.” At press time, Obama had concluded the briefing by slowly rolling over on the cushions and burying his face in a pillow.
  • News: Matt Damon Loses $500 To Guy Who Promised Professional-Looking Headshots

    29 Jul 2015 | 11:12 am
    LOS ANGELES—Angrily stating that he had been “completely ripped off,” Hollywood actor Matt Damon expressed outrage Wednesday after receiving a set of extremely poor-quality headshots from a man who had charged him $500 and guaranteed professional-looking results.Damon, who most recently appeared in the 2014 science-fiction film Interstellar, is said to have found the photographer via a posting in Craigslist’s Creative Services section, having reportedly been drawn in by the title of “AMAZING Actor/Actress Headshots” and a promise to “make you look like a celebrity.”“Look at…
  • News in Brief: Man Races Against Time To Take Out Trash Bag With Widening Puncture

    29 Jul 2015 | 10:59 am
    RIO RANCHO, NM—His pace steadily quickening as he rounded the corner out of his kitchen and made a beeline for the front door, local man Henry Parnasse reportedly found himself locked in a race against time Wednesday morning to take out a trash bag with a widening hole in its side. “Oh, crap, I gotta go for it—the rip’s getting bigger and I’m way too far to turn back now,” Parnasse reportedly thought to himself, gingerly holding the plastic bag at arm’s length to avoid the stream of unidentifiable liquid dripping from the lengthening tear dangerously close to his shoes. “God,…
 
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    Boing Boing » Gadgets

  • Hand-crank lantern, flashlight, USB charger ($15)

    Mark Frauenfelder
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:18 pm
    This combination flashlight/lantern/USB charger will reward you with 15 minutes of light for for each minute you pleasure it by turning its crank. Amazon has it on sale for $15.
  • Build curvy, complicated, organic structures with ZOOB

    Kevin Kelly
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:47 pm
    Most of the really great construction sets are rectangular in shape, or they obey rigid angles. Lego, Kapla Blocks, Kinnex, or Zomeworks are fabulous kits that foster open-ended creativity. But they all tend toward very rectilinear structures. ZOOB is the first construction set I’ve seen that encourages organic, free-flowing builds. There are five basic ZOOB shapes centered on a ball-and-socket connection. When you click them together you have full 180-degree freedom in how the connection is oriented, leading to creations that are curvy, complicated, or ones that repeat like vertebrate in a…
  • Darth Vibrader: a Vader mannequin made from sex toys

    Cory Doctorow
    24 Jul 2015 | 9:33 am
    Adult film star Kayla-Jane Danger, SFX guy Todd Devlin and porn producer Seth Beard skinned a mannequin with sex toys, hooker boots and other stuff from a sex shop to create the 7' tall Darth Vibrader, which will adorn the offices of Wood Rocket, an LA-based porn studio.
  • You're inflating your tires wrong. Here's how to do it right, and save up to $500 a year.

    rjcjr
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:11 am
    It's a good idea to do your best to avoid this.I am a recent transplant to Los Angeles from Manhattan. Like many New Yorkers, I didn't drive a car when I lived in NYC. Now, like many Angelenos, I must. Since moving here, I have been exploring Southern California's rich car culture, and I love it. I'm an I.T. professional who spent the last 20 years without needing a vehicle. The process of becoming reacquainted with car technology has been fun, as is becoming part of a community of car geeks here.One morning I was waiting on an oil change at the garage when an old-timey greaser…
  • R2D2 Rollaboard

    Cory Doctorow
    20 Jul 2015 | 12:05 pm
    This would be way better as a 4-wheel spinner, but it's still a sweet piece of kids' luggage with handle sized for small people and flashing lights and beeps -- a worthy successor to the hardcase version.
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    Columbia Journalism Review

  • Can this rogue fact-checker make a difference on Twitter?

    30 Jul 2015 | 4:50 am
    Behind the wave of wildly popular science and history social media feeds, such as @DoYouScience, @oldpicsarchive, and @ScienceAllDay, there is a rogue fact-checker calling out the fakes. Paulo Ordoveza tweets at @PicPedant, an account he uses to challenge mislabeled, fraudulent, and PhotoShopped images that go viral. He also nags these feeds to give credit to photographers and sources whose work...
  • Why unpublishing a story without explanation doesn’t work

    29 Jul 2015 | 1:15 pm
    Last week, a CJR colleague emailed a story to me about an intriguing legal issue. I skimmed it and saved the link so I could read the story carefully the next day. But when I clicked the link 18 hours later, I was redirected to the site’s homepage. Wondering if the link had rotted (somehow, in such a short time),...
  • A comprehensive timeline of Gawker's internal breakdown

    29 Jul 2015 | 10:25 am
    Thursday, July 16, at 8:26pm — Gawker staff writer Jordan Sargent authors a post on a media executive who, the headline states, “Tried To Pay $2,500 for a Night With a Gay Porn Star.” The story outs the publishing bigwig, who is married to a woman and exchanged text messages with a male escort to arrange a meetup that eventually...
  • Think tank reporter in South Carolina still filling the gaps in accountability coverage

    29 Jul 2015 | 4:50 am
    There's been plenty of news to cover in South Carolina lately, from a mass murder at a black church in Charleston to the Confederate flag's removal from the Statehouse grounds in Columbia. But when it comes to sustained coverage of the state's biggest political story before the killings and the flag—a powerful politician's guilty plea on ethics charges and fundamental...
  • Why reporters should let potential sexual assault victims talk off the record

    28 Jul 2015 | 1:45 pm
    Most of the time, it's a good thing when a news outlet pushes its sources and subjects to talk on the record. But a controversy that has dogged the St. Louis Post-Dispatch this summer offers an example of when it isn't. The controversy began last month, after the Post-Dispatch reported that a former aide to Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat,...
 
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    PerezHilton

  • Naughty Boy Cryptically Posts On Social Media Following Zayn Malik's Solo Record News — See What He Said!

    Perez Hilton
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:32 am
    Are Naughty Boy and Zayn Malik still in a Cold War-esque stand off?! As we previously reported, the former One Direction member signed a solo-record deal with RCA following his fallout with the controversial producer. The bromance fell apart when NB took to Snapchat to leak a video of the 22-year-old's cover of Rae Sremmurd's song No Type… and Zayn was not thrilled to say the least. Whomp, whomp. [ Related: Louis Tomlinson & Liam Payne Stomp On Naughty Boy Piñata ] After his previous social media hiccups, it appears the 30-year-old has finally learned his lesson as he's decided to remain…
  • Listen To This: Turn The Radio Up!

    Perez Hilton
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:31 am
    This is so Euro!!!! We love us some Euro Pop! But, this is Euro Pop done 2015! Los Frequencies' Are You With Me is more Train meets Prayer In C Minorthan it is Girls Aloud or the Sugababes. Check out it out above! Then CLICK HERE to listen to more music from Los Frequencies!
  • Jimmy Kimmel Helps Raise $150,000 In Donations After The Cecil The Lion Tragedy — Get The Scoop!

    Perez Hilton
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:04 am
    Jimmy Kimmel wields some serious power. After the TV host emotionally pleaded with his viewers to donate to the Oxford's Wildlife Conservation Unit on Tuesday following the Cecil the Lion tragedy -- it seems the research organization has received an influx of generous donations. In fact, it's now reported that the preservation group's received more than $150,000 from about 2,600 people. AH-Mazing! [ Related: Celebs React To The Heinous Murder Of Cecil The Lion ] The WCU wrote on their website: "Jimmy Kimmel implored his millions of listeners in the USA to make donations to support our work on…
  • Watch Jason Segel & Jimmy Fallon Force Random Words Into Conversation In THIS HIGHlarious Game!

    Perez Hilton
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:52 am
    This is fantastic! The always funny Jason Segel, stopped by Jimmy Fallon last night while promoting his new film, The End of the Tour -- but while he was there, Jimmy couldn't help but play a game with him! This time around the two funnymen did their best to insert random words into their interview with HIGHlarious results! [ Related: Jimmy Fallon Gets Rocked By Jake Gyllenhaal's Massive Left ] Don't believe us? How about you try and casually work "Gene Shalit" into any convo you have today! LOLz! Ch-ch-check out the AH-Mazing video (above) for all your wordplay action!
  • People Like Mia Farrow Have Caused Killer Of Cecil The Lion To Need Police Protection — See What She Did & The Measures Police Are Taking!

    Perez Hilton
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:28 am
    We can't say that we agree with this! Even though Mia Farrow had her heart in the right place trying to stand up against Dr. Walter Palmer -- the man who killed Cecil the Lion -- we think she went about it the wrong way! Yesterday, the actress took to Twitter to share Palmer's business address with her followers! [ Related: Celebs React To The Heinous Murder Of Cecil The Lion ] Thankfully, we weren't the only one who thought it was wrong! Several of Farrow's followers jumped on her right away for sharing what they assumed was the home address and even went as far as to call for her account to…
 
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  • State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    State Won't Let Stores Open on Nov. 22WMTW Most people flock to stores on Thanksgiving for last-minute items or pre-Black Friday steals -- but one state's law doesn't allow that.Where big box stores will be closed In Case You Missed ItSchool Bus Driver's Terrifying Close CallShocking Thing Opens Up in Man's LawnOfficial 'Disgusted' by What Happened to Car
  • General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    General's Emails More Than 'Flirtatious'APGen. John Allen, the top US commander in Afghanistan, exchanged countless emails with a woman at the heart of the Petraeus scandal.Source reveals explicit messagesMore NewsPlane Crashes Into Mississippi HomeWashington Post Editor Steps DownHusband Finds Teacher in Act With Boy
  • Reason This Ad Is Making Waves

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    Reason This Ad Is Making Waves Marks & SpencerIt looks like any other holiday clothing ad for kids, but something about this one is different -- and it's not an accident.How a Facebook post started it allMore StoriesPreterm Birth Rate Drops to New LowPossible Risk Factor for Autism Found?Stranger I Wish I'd Stopped to Talk With
  • Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 Years

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    Soap Star Says Goodbye After 25 YearsCBSSusan Flannery left 'The Bold and the Beautiful' after two and a half decades -- and she's not the only star with a very long TV tenure.Actress who spent 41 years on her showMore to See'X Factor' Singer Says Sexuality Was a RiskActress Opened Up About Bipolar DisorderStreisand's Son Sings for Gay-Friendly Film
  • Take a Look at Where JFK Was Born

    30 Jul 2015 | 6:32 am
    Take a Look at Where JFK Was BornNational Park ServiceYou'll find the late president's very first belongings inside this New England home -- which is being opened to the public for the first time.Famous items the living room is 'filled with'More to SeeStar Has Rose Named After HerCommon Heating Mistake Could Cost YouThe Best Pillow for Your Sleep Style
 
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    MacRumors: Mac News and Rumors - Front Page

  • First Volkswagen Cars With CarPlay Support Arriving at Dealerships

    Juli Clover
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:10 pm
    Volkswagen today announced that its first 2016 cars with CarPlay support are arriving at dealerships this week, equipped with the company's next-generation CarPlay-enabled MIB-II infotainment system. In addition to supporting CarPlay, the MIB-II system also includes support for Android Auto and it comes equipped with Volkswagen's own Car-Net apps, enabling features like remote lock control, remote honk and flash, parking info, stolen vehicle location, automatic crash notifications, diagnostics, and vehicle monitoring. While CarPlay and the MIB-II system don't carry a subscription fee, the…
  • Apple Releases Third OS X El Capitan Public Beta

    Juli Clover
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:28 pm
    Apple today seeded the third beta OS X El Capitan to public beta testers, one week after seeding the second set of beta and just under three weeks after first providing the OS X El Capitan beta to the public for testing purposes. The third public beta follows the launch of the fifth OS X El Capitan developer beta, which was seeded to developers late on Monday afternoon. No outward-facing changes were introduced with the beta, suggesting it's an under-the-hood update with bug fixes and performance improvements. Beta testers who have signed up for Apple’s beta testing program and already have…
  • iPad Market Share Falls Below 25% as Tablet Market Continues to Decline

    Joe Rossignol
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:51 am
    The latest numbers from market research firm IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker show that Apple remains the largest vendor in a declining tablet market, shipping 10.9 million iPads in the second quarter of 2015. While the iPad continues to be the best-selling tablet, its worldwide market share fell below 25% as Apple faced increased competition from low-cost rivals Lenovo, Huawei and LG. Samsung continued to be the second largest tablet vendor with 7.6 million tablets shipped in the second quarter and 17% market share, a 12% year-over-year unit decline. Lenovo, Huawei and LG Electronics…
  • AT&T Urges FCC to Drop $100 Million Fine, Says Data Throttling Doesn't Harm Customers

    Husain Sumra
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:07 pm
    Last month the United States Federal Communications Commission announced that it would fine AT&T $100 million for misleading customers about its unlimited data plans and not adequately warning customers about throttling their data speeds. AT&T has since responded, arguing that data throttling doesn't harm customers, the company is being prejudged and that its First Amendment rights are being violated in a response first found by The Hill (via Ars Technica). The Commission’s findings that consumers and competition were harmed are devoid of factual support and wholly…
  • Intel and Micron Unveil New Memory Class That's 1,000 Times Faster Than Current Technology

    Juli Clover
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:14 pm
    Intel and Micron today announced 3D Xpoint, a new class of memory that the companies are calling a "major breakthrough in memory process technology." 3D Xpoint (pronounced cross point) is said to be up to 1,000 times faster and more durable than the NAND Flash storage that's currently used in mobile devices and solid state drives. It's the first new memory chip to come to the market in 25 years. Intel and Micron say that 3D Xpoint was built to create a non-volatile, high-performance high-capacity storage and memory solution that was also affordable. In addition to being faster than NAND…
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    The Martha Stewart Blog

  • A Visit to Triple Chick Farm

    Martha Stewart
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    One of my favorite summer farm stand stops is at the Triple Chick Farm in Town Hill, Maine.Whenever I am in Bar Harbor, I always try to visit [&hellip...
  • A Nice Dinner At Skylands

    Martha Stewart
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    I love entertaining at Skylands, my home in Maine. During my last visit, I hosted a nice dinner party for a small group of friends and neighbors. There [&hellip...
  • A Walk Around Jordan Pond

    Martha Stewart
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Whenever I'm in Maine, I love to hike the glorious trails of Acadia National Park! One of my favorite treks is around Jordan Pond. The pond covers 187-acres, [&hellip...
  • Chow Chow Puppies

    Martha Stewart
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:52 pm
    So many of you ask me about my pets - my dogs, cats, canaries, horses, ponies, donkeys, chickens, and the peafowl. I enjoy giving you updates on all [&hellip...
  • A Horseback Ride and Birthday Party

    Martha Stewart
    24 Jul 2015 | 11:46 pm
    I always enjoy a horseback ride on one of my gorgeous Friesians, especially when it's is with good friends to celebrate special occasions. This week, my friend, Muffin [&hellip...
 
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    Cool Hunting

  • CH25: Roxie Darling: The NYC colorist boldly defining the next chapter of hair

    CH Editors
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:20 am
    Hair is one of the biggest (or perhaps most obvious) expressions of personal style. Coloring it makes a statement, showing how daring we can—or who we want to—be. While many go with natural shades, increasingly others opt for bright, adventurous...... Continue Reading...
  • Folk Majolica Bowls by Michal Bačák: Ceramic works of art by the Czech

    Adam Stech
    29 Jul 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Czech illustrator Michal Bačák conceived a cross-cultural, fantastical mythology in his new collection of majolica bowls for Prague's Křehký gallery. Launching at the Křehký Mikulov design festival this year, the collection is another collaboration...... Continue Reading...
  • Link About It: The World's Most Heat-Resistant Material Discovered

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Engineers from Brown University have discovered a new material that’s so durable, it can survive at the center of Earth’s core. In fact, the substance—which is made from a combination of carbon, nitrogen and hafnium—has such a high melting point, it...... Continue Reading...
  • Link About It: Why Time Flies as You Age

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    While time certainly does fly when you’re having fun, you may have noticed that it also flies as you get older. In his latest interactive digital project “Why Time Flies,” Austrian designer Maximilian Kiener illustrates this phenomena by culling past...... Continue Reading...
  • The Topo Designs Mountain Briefcase: A three-way carrying system that can go from a climb to a conference call

    Emma George
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:10 am
    Creating all kinds of outdoor-focused bags—from ripstop cargos to travel packs—Colorado-based Topo Designs (a CH favorite) is well-known and admired for their simple and efficient design, durability and nature-loving manifesto. Rather than complicate...... Continue Reading...
 
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    VentureBeat

  • GoButler raises $8M to get you anything you want by sending a text

    Ruth Reader
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:31 am
    GoButler is launching its text-based personal assistant out of beta today, and announcing an $8 million series A. GoButler is “like an Amazon for the on-demand world,” says CEO Navid Hadzaad. The free service utilizes existing on-demand apps and e-commerce sites like Uber, Seamless, and Expedia to get you whatever you want just by sending a text to one of GoButler’s personal assistants (called ‘heroes’). Heroes can help clients book a flight or hotel, get concert tickets, order food for delivery, make dinner reservations, and shop. Users can also ask…
  • Salesforce helps AutoPilot land $7M to ‘grow the pie’ of marketing automation

    Barry Levine
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:30 am
    AutoPilot, which wants to be the marketing platform for the rest of us, is announcing today it has raised a new $7 million round. The funding was co-led by a company that helped invent this space — Salesforce. You might wonder why Salesforce would help fund a startup that could take away potential marketing cloud business coming from growing companies. CEO and cofounder Mike Sharkey sees his five-month-old company as, essentially, nurturing the space below Salesforce but above email blast tools. In other words, educating and training marketers to use these tools at all — including…
  • Customer-centricity: How the digital wars will be won

    VB Staff
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:10 am
    SPONSORED: This post is produced in association with Sailthru. Back in the golden era of the consumer age, it was commonplace to walk into a store and have a salesperson recognize you. He knew your name, your tastes, and even made personal recommendations. In the pre-internet days, stores like Selfridges and Nordstrom built their culture around customer service. But then the Internet came along and things changed. Many companies began to neglect their customers. They turned instead to pushing product over experience. They had this idea — and many still do — that if you cast a wide…
  • Amazon nabs former Top Gear presenters for a new car show exclusive to Amazon Prime

    Paul Sawers
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:12 am
    Amazon has scored a major scoop with the news that it has signed up former Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond to present a new car show to rival Top Gear. The yet unnamed show will go into production later this year, with the premiere expected some time in 2016. It will be exclusive to Amazon Prime subscribers. There’s little question that Netflix were likely frontrunners in the battle to sign up the former Top Gear men, but it seems that Amazon has pulled out all the stops to lock them in. As well as the triumvirate of presenters, the show will also…
  • SoftBank’s emotionally intelligent ‘Pepper’ robot launches for enterprises on October 1

    Paul Sawers
    30 Jul 2015 | 2:52 am
    Japanese telecom giant SoftBank has announced that its emotionally intelligent robot, “Pepper,” will be making its mark in the enterprise with pre-orders opening from October 1. First launched for consumers in Japan last month, the $9,000 bot can analyze gestures, voice tones, and expressions — all powered by a cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) system. However, SoftBank also says that Pepper can actually generate emotions autonomously, through processing data from its on-board cameras, sensors, and accelerometer. Similar to the consumer model, “Pepper for…
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    ReadWrite

  • Here’s Why I Really Bought ReadWrite

    Redg Snodgrass
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Hi! It’s time for me to speak up and introduce myself. I’m the CEO of Wearable World, the company that bought ReadWrite back in February. To the many who have loved this site for more than 12 years, I’d like to say “Thank you.” Thank you for sticking around and believing in ReadWrite. Like you, I’ve been a reader. I’ve also been a sponsor of ReadWrite. I’m now its owner, and after this post goes live … I’ll be a writer, too.Having participated in all aspects of this business, I’m humbled to have the opportunity to contribute to a publication that matters to the 5 million…
  • The Secret Of DevOps: It's Always Been About People, Not Technology

    Adam Jacob
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    Adam Jacob is a cofounder and CTO of Chef, an IT-automation company that helps enterprises use DevOps to build and deliver quality software quickly.I have had the privilege of being either physically present or near many of the seminal moments in the evolution of DevOps. My friend and cofounder at Chef, Jesse Robbins, was the conference chair for the operations track at O'Reilly's Velocity conference. It was there in 2009 that John Allspaw and Paul Hammond gave their seminal talk, "10 Deploys Per Day, Dev And Ops Cooperation At Flickr." In it they outlined all the ways they worked…
  • Amazon's Marketplace For Startups Looks Great—If You Can Get In

    David Nield
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Amazon has opened up a new streamlined sales channel for startups called LaunchPad. If you've got something to sell—a recently Kickstarted invention, say—then LaunchPad lets you put it in front of millions of Amazon customers and distribute it through the e-commerce giant's massive pipeline. Your new product can even get Amazon Prime eligibility too. Sounds like a win-win situation. Amazon gets intriguing new products to sell that aren't widely available elsewhere, while inventors and startups benefit from retail expertise and access to infrastructure they might not otherwise…
  • The Best Place For Tech Startups: Still Silicon Valley … For Now

    Gregory Ferenstein
    28 Jul 2015 | 3:48 pm
    This post appears courtesy of the Ferenstein Wire, a syndicated news service. Publishing partners may edit posts. For inquiries, please email author and publisher Gregory FerensteinThere’s a new global ranking of startup ecosystems, with the top three spots all from America—Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and New York, according to tech company benchmarking firm Compass Startup Genome. The company ranks global regions based on how well they foster top tech talent, host profitable businesses and expand into foreign markets. Tech startups looking for a place to call home may be deeply…
  • 4 Tools To Help Startups Hack Their Growth

    Yoav Vilner
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:30 am
    Guest author Yoav Vilner is a cofounder of Ranky. Startups in today's increasingly saturated market just can't overestimate the importance of business growth. Technology is a frenzied sector, and founders who want to make an impact often need to prove that their businesses aren't merely growing or thriving, but accelerating in hyperdrive. Rapid growth is not easy to achieve, and these days, it usually demands unconventional, creative approaches. Dropbox veteran Sean Ellis called it "growth hacking." He coined the term in 2010, referring to bootstrapping startups that…
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    Human Rights Watch News

  • Slovakia Joins Global Ban on Cluster Munitions

    Andrew Haag
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:55 pm
    US, Other Hold-Outs Should Ban the Weapon Now Expand The use of cluster munitions has caused civilian harm in several countries in 2015. In Ukraine, Ivan Fedorovich, 83, holds fragments that wounded his hand and stomach during a cluster munition attack on Hrodivka on February 10. © 2015 Human Rights Watch (Washington, DC) – Slovakia acceded to the Convention on Cluster Munitions on July 24, 2015, ahead of a key international meeting of the treaty. The accession is especially significant because Slovakia previously manufactured and exported cluster munitions, Human Rights Watch said today.
  • Slovakia Joins Global Ban on Cluster Munitions

    Andrew Haag
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:55 pm
    US, Other Hold-Outs Should Ban the Weapon Now Expand The use of cluster munitions has caused civilian harm in several countries in 2015. In Ukraine, Ivan Fedorovich, 83, holds fragments that wounded his hand and stomach during a cluster munition attack on Hrodivka on February 10. © 2015 Human Rights Watch (Washington, DC) – Slovakia acceded to the Convention on Cluster Munitions on July 24, 2015, ahead of a key international meeting of the treaty. The accession is especially significant because Slovakia previously manufactured and exported cluster munitions, Human Rights Watch said today.
  • Slovakia Joins Global Ban on Cluster Munitions

    Andrew Haag
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:55 pm
    US, Other Hold-Outs Should Ban the Weapon Now Expand The use of cluster munitions has caused civilian harm in several countries in 2015. In Ukraine, Ivan Fedorovich, 83, holds fragments that wounded his hand and stomach during a cluster munition attack on Hrodivka on February 10. © 2015 Human Rights Watch (Washington, DC) – Slovakia acceded to the Convention on Cluster Munitions on July 24, 2015, ahead of a key international meeting of the treaty. The accession is especially significant because Slovakia previously manufactured and exported cluster munitions, Human Rights Watch said today.
  • EU: Migrants Seeking Opportunity or Refugees Seeking Protection?

    Andrew Haag
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Questions and Answers About Why People Risk Lives to Reach Europe Expand A rescue operation by the Irish Navy ship Le Eithne, participating in the Frontex mission Triton, on June 6, 2015. © 2015 AP Foto/Irish Defence Forces (Brussels) – Human Rights Watch today issued a question-and-answer document that looks at the nationalities of the people risking their lives on boats on the Mediterranean to reach the European Union. It examines whether the majority of those arriving are economic migrants as United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron has claimed. The document shows that most of the…
  • EU: Migrants Seeking Opportunity or Refugees Seeking Protection?

    Andrew Haag
    27 Jul 2015 | 8:50 pm
    Questions and Answers About Why People Risk Lives to Reach Europe Expand A rescue operation by the Irish Navy ship Le Eithne, participating in the Frontex mission Triton, on June 6, 2015. © 2015 AP Foto/Irish Defence Forces (Brussels) – Human Rights Watch today issued a question-and-answer document that looks at the nationalities of the people risking their lives on boats on the Mediterranean to reach the European Union. It examines whether the majority of those arriving are economic migrants as United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron has claimed. The document shows that most of the…
 
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    UNICEF News

  • In Nepal, a partnership for improving child and maternal nutrition

    28 Jul 2015 | 2:40 pm
    MANGALSEN, Nepal, 28 July 2015 – It is a happy day for Madan Sunar and his family. After a three-month stay in hospital, the 4-year-old from Achham district, in the Far-Western region of Nepal, is finally going home with his parents and 2-year-old brother.
  • Finding safe shelter in Burundi

    27 Jul 2015 | 2:17 pm
    BUJUMBURA, Burundi, 27 July 2015 – “We heard a lot of gunshots where we live, in Musaga,” says Brice, 7. “I was scared. I cried all the time.”
  • In Nepal, escaping an uncertain fate

    24 Jul 2015 | 12:52 pm
    KATHMANDU, Nepal, 24 July 2015 – Sapana*, 15, still shudders when she thinks of how she was almost tricked into going to India. “I will never forget that day when I was about to make a horrible mistake due to my desperate situation,” she says.
  • From fighter to builder: A successful reintegration in the Democratic Republic of Congo

    23 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    KIWANJA, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 23 July 2015 - "I have a very good life now, but in the past, my life was hard. I couldn't even buy myself soap. If my mother didn't give me soap, I wouldn't wash my clothes,” says 19-year-old Ghislain Muhindo. “Now, I can buy myself lotion, clothes and soap. At times, I get a lot of money and buy my mother some food.”
  • Clean water transforms a shelter for displaced Syrian families

    22 Jul 2015 | 2:12 pm
    LATAKIA/TARTOUS, Syrian Arab Republic, 22 July 2015 – Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, hundreds of thousands of families have sought refuge in the relatively safer coastal cities. As fighting escalates in northern Syria, still more people have fled conflict in Idleb, Aleppo and rural Latakia to seek refuge in the city of Latakia. 
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    Babies Online The Blog

  • Entertainment Coupon Books On Sale for $5!!!

    Shannon
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:36 am
    Share I love me some Entertainment Coupon Books.  We use them for restaurants mostly, but they have discounts to just about everything you can imagine!  We buy them every year and give them out as Christmas presents.  But since the 2016 books are coming out soon, they are practically giving away what’s left of their 2015 inventory!  For $5 and free shipping, if you use just one coupon between now and the end of November, you’ll at least break even.  Use two and you’re saving money for sure!  This sale lasts through August 3 so be sure to get yours while this offer…
  • Could you keep twins a secret for nine months???

    Shannon
    15 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    ShareThese parents couldn’t keep their pregnancy secret, but they could keep that fact that they were having two babies to themselves!  See their friends and families’ reactions when they see double trouble for the first time.  Warning, happy tears are bound to follow.  
  • Free 11×14 Canvas for Spring!

    Dan
    8 Apr 2015 | 11:02 am
    Share Our Gift to You! Update your space with a FREE canvas print!* FREE* 11×14 Canvas 60% Off Larger Sizes Get Your Free Canvas *Pay Shipping/Handling Canvas People is quickly becoming a leading provider of home and office decor. They’re giving away a FREE CANVAS, just to get people to try their product…Brilliant! – Kelly Elizabeth Cooper, Home Product Specialist Orders are generally delivered in 10-12 business days. Please note that during holidays it may take slightly longer due to increased volume. To ensure your canvas arrives when you need it, order 12-14…
  • $150 Fine For Breastfeeding Shamers

    Shannon
    3 Apr 2015 | 12:19 pm
    Go Brazil! More and more women are breastfeeding these days (go common sense!), but unfortunately discrimination has also increased along with it.  One country has decided to put an end to the madness once and for all.  In Sao Paolo, legislation has just been passed that will fine any company or individual up to $150 for trying to discourage a woman from breastfeeding her baby in public.  It is expected to be signed into law in the next few weeks. Breastfeeding moms around the world are one step closer to ending intolerance.  Keep up the good work! Read the complete story here.
  • April Showers Bring… A Chance To Win $1000

    Dan
    31 Mar 2015 | 10:37 am
    Share   Come celebrate spring with Exergen’s April Baby Showers & Sprinkles Sweepstakes for your chance to win $1,000. We will also be showering 100 lucky moms or moms-to-be with their very own Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometers.  This sweepstakes is available exclusively to members of Babies Online. When entering, you must use the e-mail address registered to Babies Online to be eligible to win. (Not a Member?  Click Here to Register Now!) Enter To Win $1000 Here! About The Exergen Temporal Scanner Thermometer A totally non-invasive system with advanced infrared…
 
 
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    Dinosaur Comics!

  • love in the time of robots and perfect brain duplication

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:00 pm
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  • 10 Misspelled Words That Get Me Down

    Maeve Maddox
    29 Jul 2015 | 9:51 pm
    NOTE: Any spell-check program ought to catch most of these for you. However, the wisest course is to master them yourself. For fun, I did a search for the incorrect version of nine of the ten. I didn’t bother with Number 7 because both its and it’s are valid spellings. The number of hits for the misspellings is shown in parentheses. Some refer to intentional misspellings on English sites like this one, but not all. 1. argument (“arguement” 730,000) The verb is argue, but the noun is argument. 2. calendar (“calender” 29,600,000)  The register on which you schedule…
  • Raining Death and Destruction

    Maeve Maddox
    28 Jul 2015 | 9:33 pm
    This week I received an email that contained the phrase “reigning death and destruction on innocent people.” Naturally, I was moved to do a web search to see if other writers were misspelling the phrase “raining death and destruction.” Here is some evidence that some are: INCORRECT: Civil liberties are suppressed for our own good, and patriotism means going along with lawless governments, reigning death and destruction on defenseless nations for imperial, not noble, reasons.—Political commentary blog. CORRECT : Civil liberties are suppressed for our own good, and patriotism means…
  • Is Ask a Noun?

    Maeve Maddox
    27 Jul 2015 | 9:25 pm
    A reader questions the use of ask as a noun: “The ask was unreasonable.” “I realize it’s a big ask, but I’m hoping you can do it.” In these examples, “ask” seems to be a synonym for “request.” Merriam-Webster says “ask” is a verb, but increasingly I hear it used as a noun.  Is this use of “ask” increasingly prominent?  Is it appropriate? Examples of ask as a noun can be found in Old English, and the OED includes a citation of its use as a card-playing term in 1886, but the uses illustrated in the reader’s question are fairly recent. The financial idiom “bid…
  • Anyone and Everyone Are Welcome

    Maeve Maddox
    26 Jul 2015 | 10:20 pm
    A reader asks for clarification regarding the use of the phrase “anyone and everyone” in such sentences as these: Everyone knows they love to talk on the phone to anyone and everyone. Anyone and everyone is [sic] to speak to you on the phone. You will speak to anyone and everyone who might listen. Anyone means “an individual person”: “I will give a free book to anyone in the audience who can solve this problem.” —Only one person or a selected few (depending upon how the problem is presented) will win the book. Everyone means “every person in a group”: “Everyone…
  • Prop, Props, and Props To

    Maeve Maddox
    25 Jul 2015 | 9:11 pm
    Facebook postings often educate me in current usage. A recent discovery comes from this comment about a television show called Shark Tank: Georges’ caring nature steals the show and the hearts of the judges.  It goes to show that character can never be undervalued or underestimated…Props to Paul Mitchell cofounder John Paul DeJoria for recognizing that. I was familiar with props as a shortening of several different English words, but this usage left me bewildered. NOTE: This post is for readers who, like me, have managed to remain ignorant of the expression “props to” until now. It…
 
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  • The ProBlogger Podcast: Digging into Statistics

    Darren Rowse
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Almost the last day! While yesterday we looked to the future to build a plan to find readers, today we’re going to dig into our stats to find out what kind of effect the last 29 days have had on our sites. What can you see is different after the changes you’ve made? Some of you will be seasoned pros at looking at your stats, but if you’re newer to blogging and want some starting points, these are the metrics I recommend you keep track of regularly as you go on with your blogging. In the show notes I also link to a post I published recently that gives you an overview of how I…
  • How to Develop the Right Plan to Grow Your Blog’s Readership

    Darren Rowse
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    We’re getting to the end of our time together, and in these last few days I like to look to the future and see how we can use what we’ve learned over the last few weeks on our blogs. Today’s challenge is a simple one, although it might take you a bit of time, but it shouldn’t be skipped. We’re going to switch from creating content and the day-to-day of building community with our readers, and do things that are a little more long-term and strategic. Today is all about growing your readership. I’ll discuss some of the drawbacks of focusing solely on content…
  • 31DBBB Day 28 Writing Challenge: Write a Review Post

    Darren Rowse
    27 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    It’s writing challenge day! For some of you, this will be “business as usual”, as review posts are already part of your repertoire. For others, it will be something quite new. In today’s episode we discuss why review posts are even something to consider. They can be useful for many reasons, not just for the reader who may be researching a decision, but also for you and your blog too – not the least of which could lead to monetization. I built my first commercial blog 100% around reviews! We’ll also discuss the reasons for and against having reviews on your…
  • Update Your Blog’s Archive Pages (including Broken Links)

    Darren Rowse
    26 Jul 2015 | 1:22 pm
    We’re going on a link hunt, we’re going to catch a big one! Today’s the day to check everything that might be turning readers away from your blog, but don’t be overwhelmed – it’s not as onerous as it sounds. Over time, you’re bound to have some broken links. The sites you link to shut down, change their link structure, move their URLs… anything can happen. It can be bad for readability, but also for SEO. In this episode I will explain how best to find the links that are broken, whether you are a beginner or have an established blog. Small steps…
  • How Improving Another Blog will Help You Improve Yours

    Darren Rowse
    25 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Today I want to challenge you to help another blogger to achieve their goals in some way – and I’ll explain in the podcast how it has a knock-on effect of helping you improve yours. There are many ways you can help another blogger along their path, and I outline quite a few in today’s episode. Some are big and some are small, but perhaps the easiest way to identify one is to work out how you would like to be helped, and offer that to someone else. There’s really no limit to what you can do. Click here to listen to day 26 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog series on…
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  • From Projects to Products: How to Stop Selling Your Time

    Rainmaker.FM
    29 Jul 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Are you interested in developing and selling products? Seems almost silly to ask, right? Everyone Brian Clark talks to wants to make a product and leave the world of client work behind. Designers, writers, and other freelancers, but also lawyers, realtors, consultants … you name it. Even those who love working with clients wouldn’t mind that more passive revenue stream. Who wouldn’t want to supplement income and pick and choose from among the best clients and projects? So what’s the secret? Well, it’s no secret at all. In this 13-minute episode of Unemployable with Brian Clark,…
  • A Behind the Scenes Look at The Missing Link (They Bare It All)

    Rainmaker.FM
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:00 pm
    In this episode of The Missing Link, you’ll learn why the podcast was created with its specific style and personality. Jon Nastor joins The Missing Link host Sean Jackson and Mica Gadhia to share how to run a podcast and the three critical elements to becoming your own showrunner. Content marketing has all of the same elements that it always has, but you can learn more about creating powerful content through audio — and how to get started. In this episode of The Missing Link, host Sean Jackson, Jon Nastor, and Mica Gadhia talk about how The Missing Link Podcast came to be.
  • Getting the Most Out of a Conference When You’re There to Promote, Part 1

    Rainmaker.FM
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Conference season is quickly approaching. If you want to get the most out of your conference attendance, you need to be prepared. In Part One of this two-part series on The Lede, Jerod Morris and Demian Farnworth offer advice on how to approach a conference when you are there with a primary goal of promoting your product or service. The conversation begins with a caveat: nothing is more important than networking at a conference. That must be understood. Assuming you are meeting people and making connections and contacts, there are several steps you can take to ensure that you promote your…
  • How Long Will It Take for My Business to Start Making Money? And Other Impossible Questions

    Rainmaker.FM
    29 Jul 2015 | 11:00 am
    Sonia Simone gets this question all the time (natural, Sonia guesses, since she teaches people how to start or grow businesses): How long will it take before my business starts to take off and make money? And there are two parts to the answer. One part is nuts and bolts — the processes of building an audience, uncovering market opportunities, crafting your marketing message, creating products and services. But the other part is all the “fluffy” mindset stuff — the mental game that lets you take action on those nuts and bolts. And in Sonia’s experience and…
  • 4 Ways to Get Attention by Rocking the Boat

    Rainmaker.FM
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:00 am
    Lots of people make careers out of controversy. But constant controversy can take a toll. You could get by with a lot of controversy in the early days of your blog or books in order to gain critical mass. But soon you’ll need to take your foot off that particular pedal. The goal (when it comes to rocking the boat) is to select topics carefully and to space these pieces at least a month apart. That way, you avoid burning the conflict candle at both ends. In this 12-minute episode of Rough Draft with Demian Farnworth, you’ll discover: How to effectively challenge an…
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  • #TBT: 07/30/2007: Happy Birthday, Meg

    Chief Sister Officer
    30 Jul 2015 | 3:00 am
    Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday Dear Meg Moo, Happy Birthday to You! XoXo, Chief Sister Officer [Throwback Thursday Original Posting™; today IS her birthday, just add 8 years. -Ed.]Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: From the Management, Pocket Pets, Throwback Thursday, Ya Say It's Yer Birthday
  • Happy Birthday, Jia Jia!

    Brinke
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Happy 37th Birthday (well, it was yesterday, sorry) to Jia Jia, the world’s oldest Panda! She got a big veggie ice cake, but stuck to her favorite bamboo shoots! (Bored Panda.)Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Panda, Ya Say It's Yer Birthday
  • Hey! Get Outta Here! Go On, Shoo!

    Brinke
    29 Jul 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Scootin’ Bebeh Trunkster has decided to chase some pesky swallows in Kruger National Park in South Africa. Not a bad way to pass the morning! Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Scooting Bebeh Trunkster
  • The Shichon Phenomenon Continues

    Brinke
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:07 pm
    It’s been a day or two since we’ve had a new Shichon photo, right? No prob, Kimberly O. to the rescue. “I’ve actually never heard of a Shichon either…typically the Shih-tzu/Bichons are called “Teddy Bears,” she writes. “This is a birthday cake I made for my husband John….he said he wanted a cake that looked like Oscar, so…that’s what he got.” “He is ball obsessed and pretty much always has one in his mouth.” Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: puppeh
  • Buddy The Therapy Dog!

    Brinke
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:00 pm
    From Alana F.: “Buddy is a therapy dog for the geriatric patients at Baycrest Health Sciences Centre. He thinks his stubborn hanging-out tongue and big brown eyes are his most handsome features. He’s also a fundraiser on the side, and will be strutting his stuff on the catwalk October 20th during Baycrest’s “Dogs on the Catwalk” event, hosted by Jeanne Beker of Canada’s Fashion TV. Anyone who donates to Buddy will be sent a print-out of the children’s book his artist father created called “Little Buddy, Big Heart!”Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Canada eh?, puppeh
 
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  • Apple Music Snapchat Account Takes Users Behind the Scenes of Beats 1 Radio

    Husain Sumra
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Apple today announced a Snapchat account for Apple Music that initially provides a behind-the-scenes look at Beats 1 Radio and its personalities while also showing off segments of the cities it operates from with some music playing in the background. It's unknown what kind of content the account will provide in the future. The account's first Snapchat "story", which is the combination of multiple photos and videos taken throughout its first day of operation, takes followers on a journey from Beats 1's Los Angeles HQ with Zane Lowe, watching as he works on his show before it switches to London…
  • 'Fantastical 2' for iPhone Gains Drafts, Japanese Localization

    Juli Clover
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:30 am
    Popular calendar app Fantastical 2 for iPhone was today updated to version 2.4, adding a useful new feature that allows users to create event drafts. With drafts, it's possible to start creating an event or Reminder and then swipe downwards to save it as a draft, setting it aside to multitask and access other events on the calendar. For example, if you start scheduling a lunch meeting but need to pause in the middle to check your afternoon schedule, there's no need to discard what you've written entirely -- you can save it as a draft, check the calendar, and come back to it. Draft posts are…
  • Apple Music Exclusively Debuts Keith Richards 'Trouble' Video

    Juli Clover
    27 Jul 2015 | 10:57 am
    Continuing on with its stream of exclusive content, Apple Music is today premiering the video for Keith Richards' latest single, "Trouble." The video is exclusively available through Apple Music Connect on Keith Richards' page on the artist-focused social networking site. Because the video is shared on Apple Music Connect, it does not require an Apple Music subscription to watch. Designed to let fans connect with artists, Apple Music Connect's content is all available for free and will continue to be free after people's three-month free trials expire. Exclusive video premiere of “Trouble”…
  • Apple to Expand Retail Presence in India With 500 Authorized Mobility Resellers

    Mitchel Broussard
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:01 am
    Following a focus on expanding its presence in the greater China area, sources speaking with NDTV Gadgets have confirmed Apple is looking to increase its foothold in India as well through the launch of a new retail store program. The new initiative -- dubbed the Authorized Mobility Resellers program -- will reportedly see the company open 500 retail store locations across 12 cities in India. The stores will showcase a heavier focus on Apple's mobile offerings, like the iPhone and iPad, along with "related third-party accessories." Apple has already signed up over 100 partners it wants to work…
  • Beijing Police Shut Down Large-Scale Factory That Made Over 41,000 Counterfeit iPhones

    Mitchel Broussard
    27 Jul 2015 | 5:08 am
    Beijing police have shut down a large iPhone counterfeiting ring within the city that had managed to produce more than 41,000 fake versions of the flagship smartphone, some of which even managed to reach the United States (via Reuters). All told, the ring's counterfeit production had grown to be worth as much as 120 million yuan (about $19 million). The police have arrested a total of nine suspects thought to be involved directly in the counterfeiting operation, all due to a combined effort to enforce stricter counterfeit and intellectual property laws in China. Of the nine arrested were…
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  • Dyson DC41 Animal - 3 Styles

    28 Jul 2015 | 10:01 pm
    Belle Of The BallAll this DC41 wanted was to go to a dance. But oh, those wicked stepsisters! The DC41 looked out at the tiny mice made of dust, also known as her only friends. They leaned quietly against the wall. From the other room, the DC41 heard laughter. Her stepsisters were preparing to go and see the Prince! Rocking back and forth on her pivoting core technology, the DC41 sighed. If only I could go to the dance! she thought. If only I could meet the prince! Oh, why can't I have any friends of my own? "DC41?" called Meanella from the top of the stairs. "Have you cleared all the sand…
  • Windows 10 for FREE

    28 Jul 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Hey Computer Wooter (Wooter who recently purchased a computer)! Feeling left out because the new Windows 10 made your Windows 7 or 8 old? Good news: Microsoft is making Windows 10 available as a FREE UPGRADE for qualified Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone 8.1 devices. You read that right. FREE. UPGRADE. WINDOWS 10. (NOT a trial!) This FREE UPGRADE will be available starting July 29, 2015. You can reserve your free upgrade now. Like NOW now. You have until July 29, 2016 to take advantage of this offer. 3GB download required; standard data rates apply. Once you upgrade, you have Windows…
  • Nikon D3200 24.2MP DSLR w/ 18-55mm Lens

    28 Jul 2015 | 9:15 am
    Oh, no! That thing we had sold out! So out of our desperate attempt to be rich love for giving you options, we've added a bonus sale for today. Consider it a gift to us from your wallet to all of you who were hoping for something like this. This is your chance to help us look good to our bosses get a little something for yourself, okay? Thank you You're welcome.
  • The Debunker: Does Searing Meat "Seal In the Juices"?

    27 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Ah, July, season of the backyard barbecue. If you're a vegetarian, we'll throw some kind of veggie burger on the grill and quietly pity you, but for most of us in the summer, meat is where it's at. But how much do you actually know about the flesh of the dead animals that you're consuming? Jeopardy!'s Ken Jennings is here all month to chew the fat with us about some particularly stubborn meat misconceptions. Are you ready to work on your protein proficiency? Let's see what Ken's cooked up today. The Debunker: Does Searing Meat "Seal In the Juices"? The German chemist Justus von Liebig was the…
  • Music Monday: R.I.P. Moebius

    27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Happy Music Monday! This week Heaven's prog band got a little bigger, as Chris Squire was joined by the grand Dieter Moebius. It's very possibly you've never heard of Moebius because he spent more time in electronic music than in rock. But today, aren't they one and the same? The answer is yes. And you're going to enjoy his music very much. OR ELSE. Harmonia - Walky Talky   I'm starting with this because it's my favorite Harmonia song from my favorite Harmonia album. This album from 1975 still sounds astonishingly current, even if the synths have that retro/dated feel. Bits from this…
 
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  • Jeb Bush Has His Own Missing Email Problem

    Nixon
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:33 am
    Pema Levy and Sam Brodey, Mother Jones: When the New York Times revealed that Hillary Clinton used a private email address as secretary of state, GOP presidential candidate-in-waiting Jeb Bush pounced. "Transparency matters," he tweeted, linking to the archive of his own emails that he had made public a month earlier. But Bush is hardly in a position to take potshots at Clinton over her emails. Like Clinton, he conducted government business using a personal email account (two of them, actually). He released only a portion of his correspondence from his time as governor of Florida. And it took…
  • Minnesota Dentist Now Infamous for Killing Beloved Lion

    kenx
    30 Jul 2015 | 4:31 am
    Until two days ago, Walter Palmer was a "very private" man living in Eden Prairie, Minnesota with his wife and two children. He practised general and cosmetic dentistry from a red brick surgery in nearby Bloomington and hunted animals with a bow and arrow for leisure. Then Zimbabwean conservationists named him at a press conference on Tuesday as the killer of Cecil, a beloved lion and prime tourist attraction at the Hwange National Park.
  • Hillary Dodges Question on Keystone XL

    afkabl2
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:32 pm
    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday declined to say whether she supported the Keystone XL pipeline expansion, telling a New Hampshire voter that if the matter is still undecided by the time she becomes president, she will give him an answer then. "I am not going to second guess [President Barack Obama] because I was in a position to set this in motion," Clinton said, referencing environmental reviews conducted by the State Department that began when she was secretary of state. "I want to wait and see what he and Secretary Kerry decide."
  • Video Dispels Theory Sandra Bland Was Dead in Mugshot

    northguy3
    29 Jul 2015 | 5:34 pm
    The Waller County District Attorney in Texas has released new video showing footage of Sandra Bland while she was being booked in the Waller County jail, disputing Internet conspiracy theories that she was already dead when the mugshot was taken. "The reason we're doing this is because of the misinformation that has been put out -- both through social media and even through mainstream media," Waller County Judge Trey Duhon said. "People ... have gone to great lengths to insinuate or imply that she's deceased."
  • Study: Bullies Are Well Adjusted, Happy

    AndreaMackris
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:32 pm
    Tom Blackwell, National Post: Conventional wisdom has long suggested that bullies are "maladapted," troubled people, lashing out because they had been abused or harassed themselves or at least had dysfunctional home lives. But researchers at Simon Fraser University surveyed a group of Vancouver high school students and found bullies were the least likely to be depressed, had the highest self-esteem and the greatest social status. "Humans tend to try to establish a rank hierarchy," says Jennifer Wong, the criminology professor who led the study. "When you're in high school, it's a very limited…
 
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  • How and Why We Run Out of Steam

    admin
    9 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    by Tasha Shayne Today’s women are more powerful than ever before. With over 73 million of us in the United States workforce, we’re dominating technical and professional operations, inspiring future generations, and being taken more seriously than ever in any every industry we take on — from startups to politics. We should be proud. We’re functioning as superwomen. There’s only one problem that inevitably plagues all of us who lead our superwoman lives: The stress and exhaustion catches up with us. How could it not? We may be superwomen, but we’re not superhuman. We…
  • Factors to Consider Before Sinking Your Teeth Into Miracle Foods

    admin
    6 Jul 2015 | 10:37 am
    by Vic Shayne, PhD If you are a visitor to FaceBook, subscribe to natural health websites, or receive emails from health gurus, I’m sure you’ve seen scores of articles telling you that this food or that can prevent cancer, heal your blemishes or keep your arteries from clogging. But there’s a major piece of information missing from all of these articles that you need to keep in mind; otherwise you’re likely to be disappointed in the results. Fundamentally, miracle superfoods won’t make a difference if you’re offsetting their effectiveness with an abusive diet, problematic…
  • 5 ways to support small farmers

    admin
    30 Jun 2015 | 10:03 pm
    by Tasha Shayne NutriPlex Formulas, Inc. With small farms proven to be more sustainable, productive, and environmentally sound than their industrial counterparts, it’s clear that they are the backbone of America. Unfortunately, being a small farmer equates to having less land, which means small farmers receive much less funding from government subsidies than large, corporate farms do. Funding for large farms allows them to sell goods sometimes at an even lower price than its production value, even though they are inefficient and unethical in their operations, whereas smaller farms are…
  • Restaurant owners who lie to their patrons about organic food menu items

    admin
    22 Apr 2015 | 12:34 pm
    Most restaurants in the United States do not serve healthful food. Many merely offer prefab foods that they place in the microwave and have you believe that there’s a chef in the back cooking up specialties. Then there are cities fortunate enough to have restaurants with high quality food that is organically grown and not laden with artificial ingredients, sugars and other deleterious substances. Amid these restaurants, however, are posers. Posers are poisoners pretending otherwise. Take a look at Boulder, Colorado, home of the fittest, most intelligent residents in the country,…
  • Nature’s Path buys thousands of acres to grow organically

    admin
    15 Feb 2015 | 7:26 pm
    written by Nature’s Path Talking Dirt When Nature’s Path bought our first acres of Saskatchewan farmland back in 2008, we had no idea what it would mean for us, or where it would take us. Sure, we’re passionate about organic agriculture – there’s nothing that gets us more fired up – but we make organic food. We’re not farmers. Or are we? At heart, yes: our founder, Arran Stephens, comes from hardy farmer stock, and he carries on his father’s mission to “always leave the earth better than he found it.” That dedication is what always keeps us coming back to the land.
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  • Study of 'senior citizen' marine snails uncovered how nerve cells fail during learning

    29 Jul 2015 | 6:57 pm
    A new research study on marine snails uncovered the first cells in the nervous system to fail during aging. The researchers' findings are important to better understanding the underlying mechanisms of age-related memory loss in humans.
  • Researchers design first artificial ribosome

    29 Jul 2015 | 6:57 pm
    Researchers have engineered a tethered ribosome that works nearly as well as the authentic cellular component, or organelle, that produces all the proteins and enzymes within the cell. The engineered ribosome may enable the production of new drugs and next-generation biomaterials and lead to a better understanding of how ribosomes function.
  • Can we restart the heart?

    29 Jul 2015 | 6:57 pm
    What if you could use the proliferative and survival properties of cancer-prone cells to rejuvenate cardiac progenitor cells and get them dividing again, without forming tumors? Researchers are exploring the results of taking an enzyme, Pim, known to be associated with growth and survival of certain types of cancer cells, and causing it to be overexpressed in cardiac progenitor cells in mice.
  • Prostate cancer is five different diseases, experts say

    29 Jul 2015 | 6:56 pm
    Scientists have, for the first time, identified that there are five distinct types of prostate cancer and have found a way to distinguish between them, according to a landmark study.
  • Targeted therapy shows effectiveness against a subtype of the brain tumor medulloblastoma

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:52 pm
    A subset of medulloblastoma tumors briefly stopped growing or disappeared entirely during treatment with vismodegib, researchers report after a trial with both adults and children.
 
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  • Malvertising New Threat in the Block

    Editor
    29 Jul 2015 | 4:05 am
    Cyber criminals are using SSL redirects to deploy malware’s through ads in popular websites. Malware authors are taking the definition of deceptive advertising to the next level. Malvertising – a portmanteau for ads tainted with malware’s – don’t mislead you into buying the advertised products; instead, they come embedded with malware’s that use the most […] The post Malvertising New Threat in the Block appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
  • The Need and Benefits of Code Signing Certificates

    Editor
    21 Jul 2015 | 2:37 pm
    The online world is rife with risky behavior. Anything that ends up being online, runs the risk of being stolen, tampered with, or entirely destroyed. Unless you provide an insulation for every valuable information you put online, it’s subject to some kind of misuse. This is especially true for businesses and professionals that trade their […] The post The Need and Benefits of Code Signing Certificates appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
  • How to Install SSL Certificate for a Website?

    Editor
    10 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Easy step-by-step instructions on how to activate SSL Certificate for your website The virtues of SSL Certificate have now been long established among online entrepreneurs. It builds your website’s trust, encrypts the website data and, above all, fosters safe transactions between the website owner and the clients. But for those of us who are new […] The post How to Install SSL Certificate for a Website? appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
  • 5 Checklist for buying SSL Certificate

    barathr
    7 May 2015 | 9:40 pm
    What is SSL? Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is the most popular means of providing internet security. Implementing the use of SSL on all website will help in acting as a shielding layer for the internet. This protocol is mostly used by web browsers and web servers to share sensitive information online. This is mainly used […] The post 5 Checklist for buying SSL Certificate appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
  • Apple and Cisco Bid Adieu to Freak SSL

    barathr
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    FREAK (Factoring RSA Export Keys) attack is a SSL/TLS vulnerability and was initially announced on March 3, 2015. The vulnerability was found by Karthikeyan Bhargavan in PARIS. The vulnerability interrupts and interferes with the HTTPS connections between web server and vulnerable client thereby weakening the encryption for the hacker to manipulate and steal users’ personal […] The post Apple and Cisco Bid Adieu to Freak SSL appeared first on Instant SSL Certificate Blog | Get Latest Updates about SSL.
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