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  • Just How Dead Is Microsoft Paint?

    07/24/2017 11:52:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway
    Gizmodo ^ | 7/24 | Alex Cranz
    Microsoft was reportedly axing its beloved Microsoft Paint. The program, which has been annotating our memes, creating our webcomics, and teaching us how to art since 1985, is on Microsoft’s list of Windows features to be removed or deprecated in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. But this doesn’t mean Paint as we know it is dead! The list Paint was featured on very specifically says that each product will either be killed, or it will be deprecated—which merely means it will no longer be actively developed. Paint falls into the latter category. So it could be dropped in a...
  • See something, say something, die. Murder in Minneapolis

    07/24/2017 11:52:22 AM PDT · by Starman417
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-24-17 | DrJohn
    If you see something, say something blares the title on the Department of Homeland Security page. Across the nation, we’re all part of communities. In cities, on farms, and in the suburbs, we share everyday moments with our neighbors, colleagues, family, and friends. It’s easy to take for granted the routine moments in our every day—going to work or school, the grocery store or the gas station. But your every day is different than your neighbor’s—filled with the moments that make it uniquely yours. So if you see something you know shouldn’t be there—or someone’s behavior that doesn’t seem quite right—say...
  • Recent study by UC Berkeley researchers reveals economic effects of climate change

    07/24/2017 11:51:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer
    Daily Californian ^ | July 23, 2017 | by Kate Wolffe
    A widening wealth gap, an overheated Central Valley and a rising violent crime rate are all at stake in California as the planet warms up, according to a recent study by campus researchers. The study, published in Science magazine late June, provides a tangible way for the public to see the national effects of climate change through measures such as GDP, mortality rates and coastal storms. According to the study, an average increase in global temperature of one degree Celsius — or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit — is expected to drop the country’s GDP by 1.2 percent. In California, the number...
  • President Trump Finally Does It! He Asks AG Jeff Sessions To Investigate Hillary’s Ties With Russia!

    07/24/2017 11:47:22 AM PDT · by davikkm · 2 replies
    IWB ^ | Pamela Williams
    This is the best tweet by President Trump I have seen in a long time! “So why aren't the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations?” He finally did it, because he has had enough just like we have. http://launch.newsinc.com/embed.html?trackingGroup=91212&siteSection=91212_pp&videoId=32719121 From the look on Jeff Sessions’ face,  he does not look too happy.  However, it is high time he did his job for a change.  All he seems to do is to recuse himself. Last week, Trump told reporters he would not have appointed Sessions, a foreign policy adviser to...
  • Trump Is Stupid and Destroying America, Says Al-Qaeda Affiliate in Somalia

    07/24/2017 11:45:06 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 24, 2017 | Conor Gaffey
    For every person lauding President Donald Trump's efforts to "Make America Great Again," another soul is staring into the depths of despair. The U.S. president certainly has his detractors—but his latest critics are an unlikely bunch: jihadis in Africa. In a new propaganda video, the Al-Qaeda affiliate Al-Shabab referred to Trump as a “brainless billionaire who’s single handedly succeeded in making the United States the greatest joke on Earth.” Al-Shabab has been battling the Western-backed Somali government for more than a decade. Recent data revealed that the group is  one of the deadliest in Africa. 
  • We Tried McDonald's Nasi Lemak Burger And Here's What We Think

    07/24/2017 11:44:20 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    rOJAK dAILY ^ | Russell Kua
    Is it as good as advertised?In case you haven't already heard, McDonald's Singapore launched the Nasi Lemak Burger last week in conjunction with the Singapore Food Festival 2017. When we at Rojak Daily heard about the Nasi Lemak Burger, our initial reaction was: And it wasn’t just us. Many social media users were shocked and at the same time, curious on how it would taste like. How can a Nasi Lemak Burger taste good without nasi dan yang berlemak? So being proud Malaysians, we went to one of the McDonald’s in Singapore over the weekend and did our best Gordon...
  • We may have even less time to stop global warming than we thought

    07/24/2017 11:41:55 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    Amazon Washington Post ^ | July 24, 2017 | By Chris Mooney
    At least since 2013, one of the biggest concerns in the climate change debate has been the so-called carbon budget — a fixed limit to the volume of carbon dioxide emissions that we can put into the atmosphere before irrevocably committing to a considerably hotter planet. As of 2011, that budget was about 1,000 billion tons of carbon dioxide before the planet is likely to careen past a 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) rise in temperatures, which is above what is believed to be the Earth’s temperature before industrialization. But now, a team of prominent climate scientists say the...
  • If the Government Takes no Notice, What Is the Point of Government Inspections?

    07/24/2017 11:38:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    Guardian ^ | Monday 24 July 2017 | Michele Hanson
    What is the point of government inspections? Why waste money on them? Not that there’s anything wrong with inspectors. They often expose dreadful goings on in various institutions, but our governments take not a blind bit of notice. We have had some top notch inspectors of prisons: diligent, scrupulous, forthright, outraged, but have our prisons improved? No. They seem to have got even worse. Last week the latest chief inspector, Peter Clarke, produced a grim report, describing a “staggering rise” in violence in youth jails in England and Wales, – none of those inspected in 2017 were deemed safe. Reforms,...
  • Speaker Ryan: Mueller is 'anything but' a Dem partisan

    07/24/2017 11:37:08 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 24, 2017 | OLIVIA BEAVERS
    Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Monday defended special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the Justice Department's investigation into the Russia election interference, saying he's "anything but" a Democratic partisan.
  • 6 Incidents Unmasking Social Media Giants as Enemies of Free Speech

    07/24/2017 11:34:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    “Hate speech is not free speech,” the Left increasingly insists – particularly on college and university campuses. In my new book The Complete Infidel’s Guide to Free Speech (and Its Enemies), I show why the very concept of hate speech is a scam. Here are the top seven:1. Twitter decides who has the right to “hate speech” Consider, for example, what Twitter does not consider to be “hate speech.” A Muslim named Obaid Karki, @stsheetrock on Twitter, runs a website headed “Obaid Karki St.Sheetrock’s Painfulpolitics Offensive Comedy Hepcat” and another called “Suicide Bombers Magazine.” He posted this on one of...
  • 10 Illegal Aliens Are Dead Because of Sanctuary Cities, Says Texas Lt. Governor

    07/24/2017 11:28:57 AM PDT · by davikkm · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE
    Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick put the blame for the deaths of 10 illegal aliens packed in the back of an 18-wheeler on sanctuary cities. “[Sunday’s] tragedy is why I made passing Senate Bill 4 to ban sanctuary cities — which is now law — a top priority,” the Republican Lt. Governor posted on Facebook. “Sanctuary cities entice people to believe they can come to America and Texas and live outside the law. Sanctuary cities also enable human smugglers and cartels.” Initially, eight people lost their lives from exposure to the heat and lack of water after human smugglers left...
  • New bill allows civilians to buy old WWII-era U.S. Army handguns

    07/24/2017 11:21:40 AM PDT · by Hotmetal · 14 replies
    Dayton Daily News ^ | July 19, 2017 | B.J. Bethel
    Congress will allow the transfer of old U.S. Army pistols to the Civilian Marksmanship Program as a part of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act. The 2016 NDAA allowed the release of 10,000 M1911 .45 caliber pistols to be released via a pilot program, but providions in the bill didn’t mandate the transfer of the guns to the Civilian Marksmanship Program. The new bill, passed by Congress and expected to pass the Senate, would allow the CMP to sell the pistols to civilians. The surplus pistols are the largest remaining stock of military World War II-era handguns according to Guns.com,...
  • Street sign warning that police ‘startle easily’ appears at St. Paul intersections

    07/24/2017 11:04:25 AM PDT · by READINABLUESTATE · 35 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | July 24, 2017 | KRISTI BELCAMINO
    Bright orange signs warning people that Twin Cities police startle easily appeared at two St. Paul intersections on Sunday. The “Twin Cities Police Easily Startled” sign shows a figure in a police uniform with legs spread and firing a gun in each hand.
  • Sweden Data Leak 'a Disaster', Says PM

    07/24/2017 11:02:24 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/24/2017
    The Swedish government has admitted to a huge data leak made by one of its own departments during an IT outsourcing procedure in 2015. Sweden's prime minister said it was "a disaster", Swedish media reported. Reports say that confidential data about military personnel, along with defence plans and witness protection details, were exposed by the Transport Agency. They were visible to workers without security clearance during the transfer. Last month, the agency's former director general Maria Agren, who left her role in January, was fined 70,000 Swedish krona (Ł6,500, $8,500). Sensitive data There is no suggestion that IBM Sweden, the...
  • NYT, WaPo Just ‘Vanity Press’ Propped Up by Billionaire Owners

    07/24/2017 10:59:59 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Jul 2017 | Dan Riehl
    Dan Gainor, vice president of Business and Culture at the Media Research Center, joined Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Monday to discuss press reaction to Anthony Scaramucci, the New York Times’ continued blaming of sexism for Hillary Clinton’s election loss, and other current media topics. Gainor said, “It’s hard to take the New York Times seriously. The only more shrill and ridiculous print outlet in the country anymore is the Washington Post.” Gainor continued, “Every week, you will look and see something crazy. Last week in the New York Times was one of their latest op-ed arguments...
  • A Meal Deadlier Than Cyanide

    07/24/2017 10:59:56 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    In the old days, when fishermen caught pufferfish, chances are they would be thrown back into the sea. After all, pufferfish, from the order Tetraodontiformes, are known to be poisonous to humans as they contain tetrodotoxin, a substance toxic enough to kill a person in a few hours when ingested in amounts of as little as 25mg. In addition to this, there is no known antidote to this toxin, which is considered even deadlier to humans than cyanide. Those days are gone, as some enterprising fishermen have deci­ded that filleted pufferfish can be sold to the unwary. Filleted pufferfish is...
  • A Smile for Monday

    07/24/2017 10:52:43 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 10 replies
    friends' email circulation | 7/24/2017 | unknown
    BEWARE OF THAT UNDERWEAR DUST! One evening a husband, thinking he was being funny, said to his wife, 'Perhaps we should start washing your clothes in 'Slim Fast'. Maybe it would take a few inches off of your butt!' His wife was not amused, and decided that she simply couldn't let such a comment go unrewarded. The next morning the husband took a pair of underwear out of his drawer. 'What the heck is this?' he said to himself as a little 'dust' cloud appeared when he shook them out. 'Cathy', he hollered into the bathroom, 'Why did you put...
  • Maryland ‘assault weapon’ ban appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

    07/24/2017 10:51:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 13 replies
    guns.com ^ | July 24, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Pro-gun rally in front of Maryland State House in Annapolis on Feb. 6, 2013 protesting the state’s controversial Firearms Safety Act. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) A long-simmering challenge against Maryland’s 2013 Firearms Safety Act has been appealed to the nation’s highest court. Attorneys for the Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association and the National Shooting Sports Foundation on Friday filed the 325-page petition to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Stephen Kolbe and a series of gun stores and shooting clubs asking the court to protect popular semi-automatic rifles and magazines from prohibition. At stake is the 2013...
  • New blood test can check for 13 types of cancers

    07/24/2017 10:40:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    the-japan-news.com ^ | 7:47 pm, July 24, 2017 | The Yomiuri Shimbun
    The new test utilizes microRNA (miRNA), a substance that is secreted from cells into the blood and regulates the movements of genes. Types of miRNA differ between cancer cells and normal cells, and they do not decompose for a certain period of time. The team is composed of researchers from the center, Toray Industries Inc. — which has the testing technology — and other institutions. They succeeded in identifying miRNA specific to 13 kinds of cancers, such as breast, lung, stomach, colorectal, esophagus, liver and pancreatic cancers, from the preserved blood of about 40,000 patients, most of whom were cancer...
  • Daily Beast Writer Calls Sarah Huckabee Sanders a “Butch Queen”

    07/24/2017 10:34:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Even the “Mean Girls” weren’t this mean. Just moments after President Trump promoted Sarah Huckabee Sanders to the role of White House Press Secretary she was attacked by a swarm of woman-hating liberals. First, the propagandists at The New York Times and MSNBC questioned Ms. Sanders’ character and called her a liar, but now journalists are attacking her physical appearance. Ira Madison, III, of The Daily Beast, likened Ms. Sanders to a drag queen in a hateful Twitter post. “Butch queen first time in drags at ball,” he tweeted to his followers – along with a photograph of the press...