” Whether you’re a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out. “
Popular Mechanics has them all
” Whether you’re a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out. “
Popular Mechanics has them all
” The UK’s first bus powered entirely by human and food waste has gone into service between Bristol and Bath.
The 40-seat “Bio-Bus” runs on biomethane gas generated through the treatment of sewage and food waste.
The eco-friendly vehicle can travel up to 300km (186 miles) on one tank of gas, which takes the annual waste of about five people to produce.
It is run by tour operator Bath Bus Company and will shuttle people between Bristol Airport and Bath city centre.
The biomethane gas is generated at Bristol sewage treatment works in Avonmouth, which is run by GENeco, a subsidiary of Wessex Water.
GENeco general manager Mohammed Saddiq said: “Gas-powered vehicles have an important role to play in improving air quality in UK cities but the Bio-Bus goes further than that and is actually powered by people living in the local area, including quite possibly those on the bus itself.” “
” Stroke is a leading cause of death in the U.S., killing 130,000 Americans each year — one of every 19 deaths, federal statistics show. One reason: Conventional treatments involving clot-busting drugs are only effective when given within three hours of a stroke’s onset, so most sufferers never make it to the hospital in time.
But a revolutionary new procedure is giving stroke victims new hope and help, as Newsmax TV’s “Meet The Doctors” reports this week.” It’s called a thrombectomy, and the procedure essentially involves vacuuming out blood clots that form in the brain causing strokes, blocking blood flow and leading to disability and death.
Imran Chaudry. M.D., with the Medical University of South Carolina Medical Center, explains that with a thrombectomy, patients can benefit even 12 hours after suffering a stroke, and perhaps longer. Although the procedure is still considered experimental, studies are underway to refine the technique and establish its safety and effectiveness — research that could lead the Food and Drug Administration to approve it as a front-line stroke therapy. “
” An agency at the center of NewsChannel 5′s “Policing for Profit” investigation has severely restricted the use of civil forfeiture laws that had been used to seize cash from drivers passing through Tennessee.
Instead, the new boss of the 23rd Judicial District Drug Task Force said he wants officers to re-emphasize their primary mission of looking for drugs.
For more than three years, NewsChannel 5 Investigates has shined the light on laws that let police take cash from drivers without charging them with a crime.
Critics called it “highway robbery.”
” I don’t want the public to believe that we are out there trying to just take money from innocent people,” said District Attorney General Ray Crouch. “That is not what we are going to do. I am not going to be part of that.“
It marks the first time that a Tennessee district attorney has publicly rejected the broad use of the civil forfeiture laws that have drawn national attention. For the past several years, the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference has lobbied lawmakers to preserve that source of money.
” I want the public to know that they do not have to be in fear of the 23rd Judicial Drug Task Force seizing their personal property, their cash, their assets,” Crouch toldNewsChannel 5 Investigates. “
” A mother and her 13-year-old son were at the corner store in their neighborhood when police say two men approached them and opened fire, shooting her son in both feet. That’s when the mom pulled out her licensed gun and shot back.
The mom, who doesn’t want to be identified, said she immediately recognized one of the suspects Kevin Hayden, when he walked up to Wilson Market Sunday. She says Hayden and his friends have been harassing her for years, after breaking into her home. “
” Cinematographers and geeks alike already use DJI drones to shoot some pretty epic aerial photography. Those airborne images and video are about to get a lot better with the company’s newest quadcopter, the Inspire 1, which has a built-in 4k camera. The sleek, streamlined black-and-white drone transforms in mid-air into a V design by lifting its carbon-fiber arms above the camera assembly, allowing the user to shoot unobstructed video in any direction.
The on-board camera can capture 4K video at 24, 25, and 30 fps, and 1080p video at 24, 25, 30, 50, and 60 fps. The Inspire 1 can snap 12-megapixel stills with its 94-degree wide-angle lens — the camera itself rotates a full 360 degrees and can tilt down 125 degrees. It’s also detachable, meaning you can upgrade the camera when a new version comes along.
” We see this as the perfect combination of the Phantom and Spreading Wings series, being able to take off at the touch of a button while simultaneously giving users fine control of the images they capture,” says Frank Wang, DJI CEO and co-founder.
DJI says the drone can fly stable and steady even in strong winds or navigate the indoors without GPS. Inspire 1 uses an optical flow camera that maintains a stereoscopic image of the ground, which helps to prevent it from drifting while you’re trying to record video. “
A beautifully engineered creation , if a little on the pricey side .
Read more at Popular Mechanics
” Gradually it is sinking in to Official Washington that the 2014 election could very well do to Democrats what the 1930 election did to Republicans: make them irrelevant for at least a generation.
In 1930, the first election after the Stock Market Crash saw Republicans go from a 270-164 majority in the House to a minority, albeit by one seat. In the next three elections, Republicans would continue to lose until there were only 88 Republicans in the House after the 1936 election. The Depression wiped out two-thirds of the House Republicans in just eight years and it would be another decade — and world war — before Republicans got control once more. And then only for two years and then two years after Eisenhower’s election. Democrats controlled the House for 60 of the 64 years from the 1930 election to the 1994 election.
Talk about your climate change. The effects on the nation were devastating but only in retrospective. Incremental socialism cam in the guise of helping people and solving problems, even as it grew the government into Godzilla proportion.
In 1930, state legislatures flipped Democratic overnight as well. The damage was long term. It would be 84 years until Republicans controlled the West Virginia House of Delegates again. West Virginia fared well in the 1920s — far better than most of the 11 Southern states. Today it is the second-poorest state in the nation.
Now then, I am not saying that the 31 states where Republicans control the legislature will definitely go Republican in the 2016 presidential race. But if they do, that’s 314 Electoral College votes. You need only 270 to win.
The good news for Republicans and the bad news for Democrats is that scenario seems plausible, because people may be looking for political stability. “
Read Mr Surber’s entire analysis here but don’t get cocky , if any group can drag defeat from the jaws of victory it is the GOP .
” Her name is Shyanne Roberts, and she’s a gunslinging 10-year-old from Franklinville, New Jersey, who’s just won a spot to compete as an adult in a big shooting competition.
Shyanne will be competing against 200 women at the Lady 3 Gun Pro Am Challenge in Georgia at the end of the month. She’ll be handling a rifle, shot gun and hand gun in the competition.
She told CNN she wants to use her skills to inspire other kids.
I want to be an inspiration to other kids and be a leader. Kids and guns don’t always mean bad things happen.
As you’ve probably figured out, Shyanne can skillfully handle all types of guns, including an AR 15 she built herself. “
” A man who was completely paralyzed from the waist down can walk again after a British-funded surgical breakthrough which offers hope to millions of people who are disabled by spinal cord injuries.
Polish surgeons used nerve-supporting cells from the nose of Darek Fidyka, a Bulgarian man who was injured four years ago, to provide pathways along which the broken tissue was able to grow.
The 38-year-old, who is believed to be the first person in the world to recover from complete severing of the spinal nerves, can now walk with a frame and has been able to resume an independent life, even to the extent of driving a car, while sensation has returned to his lower limbs.
Professor Geoffrey Raisman, whose team at University College London’s institute of neurology discovered the technique, said: “We believe that this procedure is the breakthrough which, as it is further developed, will result in a historic change in the currently hopeless outlook for people disabled by spinal cord injury.”
The surgery was performed by a Polish team led by one of the world’s top spinal repair experts, Dr Pawel Tabakow, from Wroclaw Medical University, and involved transplanting olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) from the nose to the spinal cord.”
Read more at The Guardian
” Mike Rowe’s new program, “Somebody’s Gotta Do It,” premiered on CNN this week. “In each episode,” according to the CNN website, “Rowe visits unique individuals and joins them in their respective undertakings, paying tribute to innovators, do-gooders, entrepreneurs, collectors, fanatics–people who simply have to do it. This show is about passion, purpose, and occasionally, hobbies that get a little out of hand.”
Providing a window into the lives of interesting, hard-working Americans is nothing new for Rowe, the long-time host of “Dirty Jobs” (the original title for which was “Somebody’s Gotta Do It”). Reason TV’s Nick Gillespie talked to Rowe about blue-collar jobs, the importance of having a strong work ethic, and the high price of college last December.
The original release date was December 13, 2013. The original writeup is below.
” If we are lending money that ostensibly we don’t have to kids who have no hope of making it back in order to train them for jobs that clearly don’t exist, I might suggest that we’ve gone around the bend a little bit,” says TV personality Mike Rowe, best known as the longtime host of Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs.
” There is a real disconnect in the way that we educate vis-a-vis the opportunities that are available. You have – right now – about 3 million jobs that can’t be filled,” he says, talking about openings in traditional trades ranging from construction to welding to plumbing. “Jobs that typically parents’ don’t sit down with their kids and say, ‘Look, if all goes well, this is what you are going to do.’”
Rowe, who once sang for the Baltimore Opera and worked as an on-air pitchman for QVC, worries that traditional K-12 education demonizes blue-collar fields that pay well and are begging for workers while insisting that everyone get a college degree. He stresses that he’s “got nothing against college” but believes it’s a huge mistake to push everyone in the same direction regardless of interest or ability. Between Mike Rowe Foundation and Profoundly Disconnected, a venture between Rowe and the heavy equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, Rowe is hoping both to help people find new careers and publicize what he calls “the diploma dilemma.” “
” Early detection, we’re often told, is the surest way to beat cancer. It’s the reason why, year after year, men and women of a certain age dutifully visit their doctors and undergo uncomfortable tests to screen for things like prostate and breast cancer.
But what about the other hundred or so types of cancer out there—the brain cancers, the ovarian cancers, the leukemias and lymphomas? And what of the millions of young people who never get tested at all, even though they’ve been found to have worse outcomes than adults?
Current diagnostic methods for other cancers are invasive and expensive, so the vast majority of cancer patients never realize they might have cancer until something goes wrong with their health. By that point, in many cases, it’s already too late.
That’s why a new startup, dubbed Miroculus, is building a device that could easily and affordably check for dozens of cancers using a single blood sample. Known as Miriam, this low-cost, open source device made its public debut at the TEDGlobal conference in Rio De Janeiro on Thursday, with TED curator Chris Anderson calling it “one of the most thrilling demos in TED history.”
For the company’s founders—a global team of entrepreneurs, microbiologists, and data scientists—the goal is to make Miriam so simple that even untrained workers in clinics around the world could use it. The project is still in the early stages, but if the early trials of Miriam are to be believed, Miroculus could make regular cancer screenings as simple as getting blood drawn. “
” There have been countless milestones in the 50 plus year history of the Viking Yacht Company, and among them is the launch of the new flagship, our 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible. Beyond its impeccable style and thunderous performance, the largest Viking afloat today is truly the sum of its numbers.”
” 6 spacious staterooms, each with a separate head and shower including a full-beam master suite “
” 37 the overall length in feet of the enclosed bridge, which is longer than the first all fiberglass boat Viking built in 1971, the 33 Convertible
55 the length in feet of the Rupp outriggers81 ft. 10 in. waterline length
93 ft. 3 in. length overall238 square feet of the cockpit “
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” A man opened fire on a group of home invaders inside his family’s northwest Harris County home early Friday, deputies said.
One of the suspects died at the scene while the other two fled in a getaway vehicle. It all happened around 4:30 a.m. in the 23000 block of Botkins Road in the Hockley area.
Family members told deputies that their mother was in the kitchen cooking breakfast with three young granddaughters when the armed men broke in. The woman’s adult son heard the commotion from his bedroom and grabbed his gun.”
” Eighteen months after demonstrating that he could make a 3D-printed gun, Cody Wilson announced Wednesday that his nonprofit group, Defense Distributed, has now moved on to simplifying the process of manufacturing traditional metal guns.
Defense Distributed is now selling a $1,200 computer-numerically-controlled (CNC) mill—dubbed the “Ghost Gunner“—that can complete an unfinished lower receiver for an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle as part of a limited pre-order. While designed to mill an AR-15 lower, the CNC could theoretically mill anything of a similar size.
Wilson’s new Ghost Gunner makes home gunsmithing faster, cheaper, and more portable than ever before.”
” Now, the total cost of semi-finished lower, a parts kit, an upper, a magazine, and the Ghost Gunner costs around $2,000—not a significant savings over buying the whole thing lock, stock, and barrel—but many hobbyists are excited at the opportunity. The price is expected to rise to at least $1,500 in 2015. As of this writing, Wilson had already sold 38 as part of that $1,200 pre-order.
The Ghost Gunner name is a jab at California State Senator Kevin De León, who introduced a bill that would have banned the sale, manufacture, purchase, and trafficking of untraceable “ghost guns” unless they were pre-registered with the Department of Justice through a serial number and gun owner background check. However, Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed the bill on Tuesday. (De León’s office did not immediately respond to Ars’ request for comment.)
” We’re getting better at throwing back the nightmare scenario,” Wilson, a self-described crypto-anarchist, said. “
Ars Technica has more on Cody Wilson’s latest contribution to personal liberty . Mr Wilson and Defense Distributed have done more for liberty and personal rights in a year than all the “republican/conservative” members of Congress have in their entire careers .
Published on Sep 27, 2014
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” Of course, not all Muslims are violent and should not be treated as such. However, one store, The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range in Hot Springs, Arkansas, has declared itself a “Muslim-free zone.”Citing safety concerns and an extensive history of violent actions taken by Muslims in the U.S. and abroad, range owner Jan Morgan posted on her website a ten-point explanation for her decision to ban Muslims from her establishment and clarification as to her supposed legal reasoning.Morgan claims that the ATF has asked her in the past to exercise judgment in refusing service to people who she feels might be unstable or a threat in general. This broad leeway, Morgan claims, offers her the authority to deny service broadly to Muslims. Bearingarms.com backs-up this assertion and notes,
“ She brings up a very valid point that gun stores and ranges have both a legal and moral obligation to ensure the safety of their patrons. Because of this, they may refuse service to anyone they deem to be under the influence, mentally unstable, or otherwise a potential threat to themselves, or others. FFLs are afforded a great deal of latitude in this regard, as the federal government would rather err on the side of caution.” “
” While a number of businesses are welcoming customers carrying firearms, a Louisiana restaurant has taken it a step further – offering an incentive to gun-toting diners.
Bergeron’s Restaurant, located in Port Allen, is offering a 10 percent discount to any patron packing heat, according to local affiliate NBC33.
“ I just need to see a weapon,” owner Kevin Cox said. “I need you to be carrying a gun.”
Cox first only offered law enforcement officers the discount, but other gun-toting customers wanted similar consideration, NBC33 reported.
Cox said he was only too happy to oblige.
“As long as everybody has a gun, we’re all the same size,” he told NBC33. “
” Yesterday we reported that the biggest riot over the weekend was not in Ferguson (although things there are hardly stable after a local police officer was shot in the violent town overnight) but in Hong Kong, where students and other mostly young people are protesting the recent loss of their democratic vote powers and thus “the loss of their freedom.” Since then things have gotten from bad to worse when late last night Hong Kong declared the start of the Occupy Central disobedience campaign, leading to violent skirmishes with the police, which over the past hour have included the use of tear gas by the police as well as the first outright warning by the cops demanding that the student protesters disperse or risk being fired upon.\
The following warning from the local police urging protesters to disperse or “they will fire” has attracted a lof attention:
BREAKING: HONG KONG POLICE WARNS “DISPERSE OR WE FIRE” – MING PAO LIVE PHOTO (Fire what? Bullet? HK=Tiananman 1989?) pic.twitter.com/KvIZQtbRwZ
— George Chen (@george_chen) September 28, 2014
— Ying Chan (@yingworld) September 28, 2014
I have never seen the orange flag before. “Leave or we will shoot” shoot what?pic.twitter.com/F3zu5zN7iv
— Grace Tsoi (@gracehw) September 28, 2014
Orange warning sign fr police: Might shoot to disperse crowd. Instant msg: No one has been shot but police hitting ppl w baton ?????????????
— Occupy Central ???? (@OCLPHK) September 28, 2014 “
Zero Hedge has much more
” The Terra Wind is a first class motor coach that is as comfortable on the lake as it is on the land with a highway speed of up to 80 mph and up to 7 knots on the water.
The padded leather dash resembles an aircraft’s cockpit with its many instrument gauges amd system controls. An on board computer docking system with internet access, GPS, moving maps, and navigational charts are standard equipment.
The Terra Wind can be custom designed to fit virtually any decor with floor plans, entertainment systems, electronics, cabinetry, floor coverings, furniture, paint, and graphics that can be tailored to suit individual needs.
Price is dependent on the options chosen. The Terra Wind shown is approximately $1.2 million.”
” French television on Thursday aired video footage secretly shot by a Syrian woman currently living in the Islamic State-controlled territory within Syria.
In the footage, the woman describes life in Raqqa, the northern Syrian province where IS militants have established an administrative capital. “