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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Side Effects of Eating Too Much Honey |

Side Effects of Eating Too Much Honey |



Short-Term Effects

Going over the 10 tbsp. daily upper limit causes gastric problems such as stomach cramps, bloating and diarrhea. Because of honey's fructose content, eating too much also might interfere with your small intestines' ability to absorb nutrients. This can contribute to further abdominal discomfort until the honey is out of your system.


South Africa Seeks Help to Put Down Anti-Immigration Riots | VDARE.COM

South Africa Seeks Help to Put Down Anti-Immigration Riots | VDARE.COM



Excessive immigration can usually muddle through as long as the jobs economy doesn’t tank. But when employment disappears, then jobless locals begin to notice the cheapie foreign workers. That scenario seems to be the case in South Africa, where several persons have been killed in anti-immigration rioting across the country over the last couple weeks. Most of the immigrants apparently are other Africans.

Nelson Hernandez on Twitter: "Lo q HAY y no HAY en Vzla! http://t.co/Vaxr9UetRI"

Nelson Hernandez on Twitter: "Lo q HAY y no HAY en Vzla! http://t.co/Vaxr9UetRI"

Delaware’s health insurance exchange is unaffordable, young people included - Watchdog.org

Delaware’s health insurance exchange is unaffordable, young people included - Watchdog.org



The price for the cheapest available catastrophic plan on the Delaware health insurance exchange website was roughly $190 per month with a $6,600 deductible and same Max-out-of-Pocket (MOOP) expense before I would qualify for the plan’s coverage offered by Aetna. So I, with no major health issues which would harm my ability to function without medical insurance or medicine, would have to pay about $8,880 out of my pocket before I’d see any of the benefits of my plan.
Needless to say, for me to burn almost $9,000 from my bank account would not make this plan “affordable” or easy on my savings, and even then I would not be completely able to avoid expenses as the catastrophic plan doesn’t cover 100 percent after I reach my MOOP. The bronze plans started as low as $234 per month for a single, 26-year-old man, and the other metal levels were even higher for all available plans.

Exclusive: William Shatner’s $30 Billion Kickstarter Campaign to Save California

Exclusive: William Shatner’s $30 Billion Kickstarter Campaign to Save California



We’ll post more of that interview shortly, but this bit couldn’t wait: “You’re gonna get a scoop here,” Shatner told me. This is it.
“California’s in the midst of a 4-year-old drought,” he said. “They tell us there’s a year’s supply of water left. If it doesn’t rain next year, what do 20 million people in the breadbasket of the world do? In a place that’s the fifth-largest GDP — if California were a country, it’d be fifth in line — we’re about to be arid! What do you do about it?”
Here’s the plan: 
“So I’m starting a Kickstarter campaign. I want $30 billion … to build a pipeline like the Alaska pipeline. Say, from Seattle — a place where there’s a lot of water. There’s too much water. How bad would it be to get a large, 4-foot pipeline, keep it aboveground — because if it leaks, you’re irrigating!”
And where would this water pipeline go?
“Bring it down here and fill one of our lakes! Lake Mead!”
I was a little skeptical. It didn’t sound doable. The political hassles, the fights with local towns, the environmental impact…
“No, it’s simple,” Shatner replied. “They did it in Alaska — why can’t they do it along Highway 5? This whole area’s about to go under!”
Shatner conceded that even if he’s not able to raise the money, the effort will at least raise consciousness about the severity of California’s drought.
“If I don’t make 30 billion, I’ll give the money to a politician who says, ‘I’ll build it.’ Obviously, it’s to raise awareness that something more than just closing your tap … so why not a pipeline?”

Rocket Lab unveils world's first battery rocket engine - Business - NZ Herald News

Rocket Lab unveils world's first battery rocket engine - Business - NZ Herald News



Auckland-based Rocket Lab has unveiled what it says is the world's first battery-powered rocket engine.


The engine on its Electron rocket will do away with expensive and complex gas generators and instead use small high-performance electric motors and lithium polymer batteries to drive its turbo pumps. The engine will also incorporate parts made by 3D printers to cut costs and speed up the manufacturing process.




Friday, April 17, 2015

Disney’s New 3D Printer Prototype Makes Huggable Things Out Of Fabric Instead Of Hard Plastic | TechCrunch

Disney’s New 3D Printer Prototype Makes Huggable Things Out Of Fabric Instead Of Hard Plastic | TechCrunch

Wombman King on Twitter: "@chxyxnnxo @local_maxima he look like Yosemite Sam http://t.co/FVISw4fNyQ"

Wombman King on Twitter: "@chxyxnnxo @local_maxima he look like Yosemite Sam http://t.co/FVISw4fNyQ"

Do Multilingual Individuals Earn More Money?

Do Multilingual Individuals Earn More Money?



When a child learns to speak in a bilingual household, the brain receives more exercise in resolving internal conflicts. This is a relatively new discovery, as until recently scientists believed that a second language would cause interference and would harm children’s ability to successfully master the first language.




2044 The Book on Twitter: "FREE #Kindle copy of Amazon #1 Twenty Forty-Four The League of Patriots http://t.co/WqTTIEEYXF Plz RT #tcot #StopSocialism"

2044 The Book on Twitter: "FREE #Kindle copy of Amazon #1 Twenty Forty-Four The League of Patriots http://t.co/WqTTIEEYXF Plz RT #tcot #StopSocialism"

We should get to decide how the government spends our taxes - The Washington Post

We should get to decide how the government spends our taxes - The Washington Post



In his 1992 Republican National Convention speech, President George H. W. Bush proposed letting taxpayers commit up to 10 percent of their payment to reducing the national debt. The proposal never went anywhere, but it points to a good idea: Taxpayers should be able to designate how their tax dollars are spent. 




The Misguided Case Against 'Dark Money' In Politics - Reason.com

The Misguided Case Against 'Dark Money' In Politics - Reason.com



So again: What is dark money? Is it given to politicians? No. Is it given to political parties? No again. Is it the expenditure of funds by outside political groups coordinating with the candidates, campaigns, or parties? No—coordination is verboten. Is it the expenditure of funds by outside groups without disclosing how the money was spent? No again. When a group spends “dark money” on a TV ad, it has to report how much it spent, who received the money, and so on.
The only thing that makes “dark money” dark is that the group spending it does not have to disclose who it got the money from.
Do we need those details? In 2014 the biggest dark-money spenders were groups such as the Chamber of Commerce, the NRA, the League of Conservation Voters, the Environmental Defense Action Fund, Planned Parenthood, and NARAL Pro-Choice America. Does anyone think their agendas are a mystery?




Thursday, April 16, 2015

Shortage of IT Security Professionals not Unique to Government - Nextgov.com

Shortage of IT Security Professionals not Unique to Government - Nextgov.com



The federal government is not the only entity struggling to fill its ranks with talented information security professionals. The entire world appears to be in the same boat, according to a new study.




Chrome starts pushing Java off the Web by disabling plugins | Ars Technica

Chrome starts pushing Java off the Web by disabling plugins | Ars Technica



Chrome 42, released to the stable channel today, will take a big step toward pushing old browser plugins, including Java and Silverlight, off the Web. Those plugins use a 1990s-era API called NPAPI ("Netscape Plugin API") to extend the browser, and with Chrome 42, that API is now off by default.
For the time being, end users who really need to use these plugins will still be able to do so. The browser has a setting to re-enable the API, and administrators will be able to use Chrome'senterprise policies to enable it to do that. However, this is time limited: in September, Google plans to remove NPAPI support entirely. Chrome on Linux removed support in version 35, and its mobile browsers don't support it either.


BREAKING: The US Supreme Court Just Shut Down Obama's Attempt to Become a Dictator

BREAKING: The US Supreme Court Just Shut Down Obama's Attempt to Become a Dictator



BREAKING: In a massive ruling, the United States Supreme Court just shut down the Obama administration’s attempt to force Christian religious groups to pay for abortion-causing drugs for their employees.
This is the fifth time the Supreme Court ruled against Obama on this issue, including the famous Hobby Lobby case.
In an order issued last night, Justice Samuel Alito prevented the federal government from enforcing its mandate on a variety of religious groups in Pennsylvania, including Catholic schools, charities, and social service organizations.

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LA schools want multi-million Apple refund after kids hack iPads • The Register

LA schools want multi-million Apple refund after kids hack iPads • The Register



Rather than consider the educational value that could be produced by engaging with young, motivated people who had hacked their way to freedom Facebook, the officials seem to consider human nature an impediment to their scheme and chalked the incident up in the Negatives column. When LAUSD bureaucrats subsequently demanded kids return the tablets, only two thirds were actually handed back.




'When is Cheryl's birthday?' How to answer that viral math question from Singapore | syracuse.com

'When is Cheryl's birthday?' How to answer that viral math question from Singapore | syracuse.com



Here's the question in full:
Albert and Bernard just became friends with Cheryl, and they want to know when her birthday is. Cheryl gives them a list of 10 possible dates: May 15, May 16, May 19, June 17, June 18, July 14, July 16, August 14, August 15, August 17.Cheryl then tells Albert and Bernard separately the month and the day of her birthday respectively.

Albert: I don't know when Chery's birthday is, but I know that Bernard does not know too.

Bernard: At first I don't know when Cheryl's birthday is but I know now.

Albert: Then I also know when Cheryl's birthday is.
So when is Cheryl's birthday?







HP reveals more details about The Machine: Linux++ OS coming 2015, prototype in 2016 | ExtremeTech

HP reveals more details about The Machine: Linux++ OS coming 2015, prototype in 2016 | ExtremeTech



The purpose behind The Machine is to create a new kind of computer that isn’t beholden to the rules and limitations that dictate the performance, power consumption, and form factor of current computers.




HP Will Release a “Revolutionary” New Operating System in 2015 | MIT Technology Review

HP Will Release a “Revolutionary” New Operating System in 2015 | MIT Technology Review



HP plans to use a single kind of memory—in the form of memristors—for both long- and short-term data storage in The Machine. Not having to move data back and forth should deliver major power and time savings. Memristor memory also can retain data when powered off, should be faster than RAM, and promises to store more data than comparably sized hard drives today.
The Machine’s design includes other novel features such as optical fiber instead of copper wiring for moving data around. HP’s simulations suggest that a server built to The Machine’s blueprint could be six times more powerful than an equivalent conventional design, while using just 1.25 percent of the energy and being around 10 percent the size.

Why The Maker Movement Matters To Your Business - InformationWeek

Why The Maker Movement Matters To Your Business - InformationWeek



In an interview with InformationWeek, Anderson discussed the ways in which the tide has turned to bring atoms back to an even footing with their digital counterparts. "3D printing is sort of the ebb and flow between atoms and bits. The world is atoms, we scan it and turn it into bits, and then through 3D printing we can turn it back into atoms," he said. "We can seamlessly move from the physical world to the digital world, from atoms to bits, and the core of this new industrial revolution which is the combination of the physical and virtual, rather than the purely digital realm of the Web."

ATR on Twitter: ""We see Americans working three or four months out of every year just to pay their tax bills.” @SenMikeLee http://t.co/OzCQ6ZdnYA"

ATR on Twitter: ""We see Americans working three or four months out of every year just to pay their tax bills.” @SenMikeLee http://t.co/OzCQ6ZdnYA"

ARRA News Service: Obama’s Internet Takeover: Effective June 12

ARRA News Service: Obama’s Internet Takeover: Effective June 12



The FCC order implementing Obama’s plan to regulate the Internet has officially been published, and the effective date is June 12 – JUST 58 DAYS FROM TODAY.



You heard us right. Unless Congress takes action (or a court grants a stay), in less than two months we can say goodbye to the free-market internet and say hello to pervasive new regulatory controls along with billions in higher taxes and fees.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Aurora Theater Shooting Jurors Include Columbine Survivor « CBS Denver

Aurora Theater Shooting Jurors Include Columbine Survivor « CBS Denver

Texas mom gives birth to all-girl quintuplets - CBS News

Texas mom gives birth to all-girl quintuplets - CBS News

"Staggering" Student Loan Defaults On Deck: 27% Of Students Are A Month Behind On Their Payments | Zero Hedge

"Staggering" Student Loan Defaults On Deck: 27% Of Students Are A Month Behind On Their Payments | Zero Hedge



Calls for a benevolent suspension of both personal responsibility and accounting truisms (which mandate that one person’s liability is everywhere and always someone else’s asset) in the interest of forgiving all student loans at the expense of the US taxpayer aside, America has a student debt problem. Here are some good places to start if you need a refresher:
As we’ve documented exhaustively in the past, the country is laboring under around $1.3 trillion in non-dischargeable loans to students which isn’t a good thing, especially in a country where the jobs driving the economic “recovery” have, until last month, been created in the food service industry and where wage growth is a concept reserved for only 20% of the workforce. It would seem that this could make it increasingly difficult for students to repay their debt, especially considering how quickly tuition costs have risen. In other words, tuition is going up, wages aren’t, and the latter point there is only relevant in the event you find a job that pays you a wage in the first place (i.e. where your compensation isn’t determined by the generosity of the “supervisory” Americans who can still afford to eat out). 
The severity of the problem has been partially masked at times by the tendency to inflate the denominator when one goes to calculate delinquency rates. That is, if you include all student debt outstanding, even that in deferment or forbearance in the denominator, then clearly the delinquency rate will be biased to the downside because the numerator will by necessity only include those students who are currently in repayment. That’s really convenient if you want to make things look less bleak than they actually are. 
Of course you can’t be delinquent when you aren’t yet required to make payments, so the more accurate way to calculate the figure would be to include only those students in repayment in the denominator. This apples-to-apples comparison is likely to paint much more accurate picture and sure enough, a new St. Louis Fed (who recently documented the shrinking American Middle Class) study finds that the delinquency rate for students in repayment is 27.3%, well above the 17% figure for all student borrowers. Here’s more:
To further analyze student loan delinquency, and given that many programs allow borrowers to postpone repayment on their student loans, it seems pertinent to study a measure of the share of loans not in repayment. The second figure shows the percent of student loan borrowers whose loans are not in repayment. 

Borrowers’ loans are defined as “not in repayment” if (i) their student loan balance is larger than or equal to the previous period (i.e., quarter) and (ii) there is not a pastdue student loan balance in the current period. Note that the “not in repayment” status includes the loans of most student loan borrowers who are still in college. It involves more than that, however, since it also incorporates loans in deferment and forbearance, which are mechanisms that allow borrowers to suspend or reduce student loan payments under certain circumstances. 4 For 2010:Q4, we find that about 45 percent of student loans were not in repayment; this implies that only about 55 percent of student loans were in repayment. 

As a consequence, if we adjust the delinquency rate to consider that only a fraction of the borrowers have payments due, this level of delinquency is very concerning: A delinquency rate of 15 percent for all student loan borrowers implies a delinquency rate of 27.3 percent for borrowers with loans in repayment. This level of delinquency is much higher than for any other type of debt (credit cards, auto loans, mortgages, and so on).
Even the fudged denominator figure doesn't look that great with 17% of all student borrowers delinquent...
...and speaking of forbearance and deferment, here's the breakdown by category...
...and here's the trajectory for the size of the bubble under difference economic scenarios...
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So we say again, let the "cancel all student debt" petitions begin because the students are going to cancel it anyway, the same way some homeowners in Florida and New Jersey are canceling their mortgages — byrefusing to pay. And as a reminder, once the country's colleges and universities realize that the taxpayer is on the hook when former students don't pay, you can expect tuition rates to go parabolic. 
Note that we were the first to warn about the student loan bubble and now, some two and a half years later,even Bill Ackman has come to the same conclusion. Here's what he said about the situation earlier this week: 
“If you think about the trillion dollars of student loans we have outstanding, there’s no way students are going to pay it back.” 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Why are Banks closing Bitcoin Related accounts?

Why are Banks closing Bitcoin Related accounts?



There have been posts about the Chase and Bank of America accounts closed for Bitcoin related activities and ties with Bitstamp or Coinbase.
The underlying speculation is that senior bank management sat in a board room and said “Hmm, this Bitcoin thing is a threat, instruct the minions to squash it.” Similar to the speculation about Apple and Bitcoin related apps.
The truth is that this is very unlikely. The CEOs and other Senior management at banks don’t care much about Bitcoin and don’t spend much time thinking of it.
These account closings are due to need for compliance with the BSA- Banking Secrecy Act. The BSA is the latest flavor of the day for regulators. Regulators typically focus on one thing for a while, shake down the major players for fines and fees, the industry changes policies and then the regulators move on to something else.
Market timing, after hours trading, viatacles, senior citizen marketing, derivatives, structured bond products, Patriot Act compliance, AML, soft dollar arrangements etc etc….. it goes through cycles.

Monday, April 13, 2015

ISIS has turned the destruction of ancient artifacts into entertainment - LA Times

ISIS has turned the destruction of ancient artifacts into entertainment - LA Times



A militant affiliated with the Islamic State uses a power tool to destroy an Assyrian winged bull dating to the early 7th century BC at the gate of Nergal, near Mosul, Iraq. (Associated Press)

Sunday, April 12, 2015

'Nitro' Cyberespionage Attack Targets Chemical, Defense Firms

'Nitro' Cyberespionage Attack Targets Chemical, Defense Firms



Another wave of cyberespionage attacks -- this time targeting chemical and defense companies and traced to a hacker in China -- used an old-school attack method that harkens back to circa 1998.
The attacks, dubbed "Nitro" by Symantec researchers who yesterday released a white paper on the advanced persistent threat (APT)-style campaign, hit close to 50 companies, including 29 chemical firms and 19 firms mostly in the defense industry. Symantec says there are likely more victims out there as well. The attacks started in late July and ran through mid-September, but other companies outside of the chemical industry were targeted back in April.
The attack started with a phishing email sent to the targeted organizations, typically only a few messages, but in one case the attackers targeted 500 employees. The emails posed as security updates and meeting invitations, with one of the victim organization's actual business partners, and included an attachment that contained a self-extracting executable using the infamous PoisonIvy backdoor Trojan. The attackers went after administrator credentials and access to sensitive information at the targeted firm.
The method used by the attackers looks a lot like the Back Orifice attacks that plagued Windows systems in the late 1990s, points out Chris Wysopal, CTO at Veracode. "This was employees clicking on an .exe attachment, running as admin. It's like 1998 all over again," Wysopal says. The executable attachment slipping through an email gateway is exactly what Back Orifice did in 1998, he says.
One fairly innovative aspect of the attack was that it packaged PoisonIvy in an encrypted archive to help hide it from email gateways, says Chester Wisniewski, senior security adviser at Sophos Canada. "This 'nitro' attack has an interesting blend of malware techniques that does show some ingenuity," Wisniewski blogged today. "While the malware component of the attack was a recycled version of the common remote access Trojan (RAT) PoisonIvy, it was often packaged in an encrypted archive to evade email gateway detection.
Meanwhile, Symantec was able to trace the attacks to a virtual private server in the U.S., owned by a man who resides in the Hebei region of China who they say could possibly be the only or one of the attackers. The man, who Symantec nicknamed "Covert Grove," appears to have a connection to a "hacking for hire" service.
"When prompted regarding hacking skills, Covert Grove immediately provided a contact that would perform ‘hacking for hire’. Whether this contact is merely an alias or a different individual has not been determined. We are unable to determine if Covert Grove is the sole attacker or if he has a direct or only indirect role. Nor are we able to definitively determine if he is hacking these targets on behalf of another party or multiple parties," Symantec researchers Eric Chien and Gavin O’Gorman said in their report (PDF).
According to the report, 101 unique IP addresses representing 52 different ISPs or organizations in 20 countries "contacted a command and control server with traffic consistent with an infected machine." While Symantec did not name names, the researchers say the victims included Fortune 100 companies that conduct chemical compound R&D, "advanced materials," and that handle manufacturing infrastructure development for that industry, as well as companies that provide materials for military vehicles.
Like most APT-type attacks, the victim organizations have been hit by multiple attackers, not just those behind Nitro. "Attackers are sending malicious PDF and DOC files, which use exploits to drop variants of Backdoor.Sogu. This particular threat was also used by hackers to compromise a Korean social network site to steal records of 35 million users," the researchers wrote, and it's likely a separate attack conducted by a different group.

What Not to Do at the Gym | POPSUGAR Fitness

What Not to Do at the Gym | POPSUGAR Fitness



  1. Rounding your shoulders and back. "I often see shrugged shoulders and rounded backs," Lauren says. Since it may be hard to remember to keep your shoulders down and back while you're moving from exercise to exercise, trainers often use this tip explained by Caitlin: "Imagine a yardstick behind your back and at the base of your tailbone. If you maintain correct form, your tailbone, between your shoulder blades, and the back of your head should be touching the yardstick at all times. Roll your shoulders back, open your chest, think about growing tall and drawing your belly button toward your spine." Or try Tim's trick: visualize keeping your shoulders "tucked in your back pocket," he says.

inception of the end trivium lyrics - Google Search


Fire
Alight the new beginning
Desire
Make this life worth living
Hands are shaking
Heart is breaking
It's for the taking
Every single thing
Don't lose focus
Because we are halfway there
Inception of the end
Sacrifice all your fear
Fire
Cleanse the world that would hold me back
Desire
By throat I release you
Goodbye
Hands are shaking
Heart is breaking
It's for the taking
Every single thing
Don't lose focus
Because we are halfway there
Inception of the end
Sacrifice all your fear
Don't lose focus
Because we are halfway there
Inception of the end
Sacrifice all your fear
Sacrifice all your fear
Sacrifice all your fear
Sacrifice all your fear
We start this fire
We start this fire
The way we always do
We start this fire
The way we always do
Let the flames consume


Large Protests Across Brazil Seek Ouster of President - ABC News

Large Protests Across Brazil Seek Ouster of President - ABC News



Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Brazil on Sunday for anti-government demonstrations across the continent-sized country.
It was the second such day of protests in less than a month and comes as polls show Rousseff, four months into her second term, with historically low approval ratings amid a corruption scandal at the state-run oil company, Petrobras, as well as a spluttering economy, a rapidly depreciating currency and political infighting.
The protest movement has been organized, mostly via social media, by a motley assortment of groups. Most call for Rousseff's impeachment, but they are joined by others with demands ranging from looser gun control laws to a military coup.


Mike Bird on Twitter: "Clinton's logo reminds me of the Hungarian Arrow Cross Party (WWII-era fascists). Sorry. http://t.co/daimEdWLr0"

Mike Bird on Twitter: "Clinton's logo reminds me of the Hungarian Arrow Cross Party (WWII-era fascists). Sorry. http://t.co/daimEdWLr0"

Concealed Carry Permits Boom As Bostonians Rush To Beat New Gun Laws - Breitbart

Concealed Carry Permits Boom As Bostonians Rush To Beat New Gun Laws - Breitbart



According to the Boston Globe, Class A licenses are also referred to as “licenses to carry.” Residents have the option to get a Class A so they can carry, or a Firearm Identification Card, just to own and transport–i.e., just to keep and bear. The same training and background check are required for either type of license and applicants have to receive “police chief approval.”

Why is my babies' hair color so different from ours? - Parents.com

Why is my babies' hair color so different from ours? - Parents.com



Remember, however, that hair color can darken over time. Your one-year-old twins are blondes now, but by the time they can drive, they may look a lot like your husband. You can just hope that when your sons do learn to drive, your husband doesn’t pull out all his hair, or you won’t be able to compare.






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