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Drivable Lego Car Built Piece By Piece — All 500,000

 

 

 

 

” The first drivable Lego car is made of 500,000 pieces and runs on air.

  The inventors of the Lego car are Australian entrepreneur Steve Sammartino and Romanian Raul Oaida, a self-taught technology guru.

  The car — known as the Super Awesome Micro Project — can reach a top speed of 18 mph. It was built in Romania and delivered to a location in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, where the car was test-driven, according to the inventors’ website.

  Even the engine is made of Legos, which has “four orbital engines and a total of 256 pistons,” according to the site. Only the tires and some load-bearing elements are not made of the plastic block toys.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Apple Drops To 35th Spot In Annual Glassdoor Survey, Twitter Top Among Tech Companies

 

 

Top Twenty

 

 

” Glassdoor, a Sausalito, Calif.-based job-listing website, has announced its annual list of the “Best Places to Work 2014,” in which Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), one of the world’s most valuable companies, slid more than two dozen places to be ranked 35, based on reviews from the company’s employees.

  While Bain & Company once again took the number one spot on the overall list, Twitter made it to the top of the technology companies’ rankings. Apple, which secured the tenth spot on Glassdoor’s list in 2012, garnering a rating of 3.9 out of 5, fell to number 35 in a list of 50 U.S. companies, despite dropping only 0.1 points (3.8 out of 5) on a five-point rating scale.”

 

 

 

 

See all the selections at : Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eight Tech Giants Call For Reform To Surveillance Law

 

” Today, there are full-page advertisements running in the New York Times, Washington Post, Politico, Roll Call, and The Hill. They all have the same message: big tech companies are calling on Congress to rein in the mass surveillance. You can read the full message on the newly-launched Reform Government Surveillance site.

  This is a victory for users—with the companies taking a giant step forward in supporting their customers’ rights. The five basic principles they announced today include:

  1. Limiting Governments’ Authority to Collect Users’ Information
  2. Oversight and Accountability
  3. Transparency About Government Demands
  4. Respecting the Free Flow of Information
  5. Avoiding Conflicts Among Governments

  While these are all valuable, the first one particularly heartened us: “Governments should limit surveillance to specific, known users for lawful purposes, and should not undertake bulk data collection of Internet communications.” With these principles, the companies are joining digital citizens worldwide in demanding a stop to the unrestrained, mass surveillance of our digital lives.”

 

 

    It’s about time . Don’t forget that these companies were very quick to roll over and give the government everything that it demanded as far as access to our personal data and while we commend them for their newfound love of privacy one can only wonder if this letter would have ever come about without the revelations from Edward Snowden being made public . For now color us cautiously optimistic regarding these corporations recently acquired respect for the fourth amendment . 

   It is also worth noting that there are no cell phone carriers/providers among the companies clamoring for renewed privacy laws and therein lies a major drawback to the entire effort to re-establish our right to protection from illegal search and seizure .

 

” But notably absent from the coalition are telecom companies, like Verizon and AT&T. These companies have long been considered the weak link when it comes to government access request. AT&T just announced that it would not respond to shareholder requests to be transparent about its relationship with the NSA.”

 

Just sayin’ …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Gaze upon this picture a smile … those of you that offer Merry Christmas as opposed to Happy Holidays … LOL

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Simply beautiful! Fox News’ Brit Hume scored once again with that hilarious Photoshop. It has been retweeted nearly 900 times and counting.

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RedHack Hacks Turkish Ruling Party’s Mersin City Website, Take Over Their Twitter Account

 

 

 

” As we had reported yesterday that RedHack has announced total retaliation against Taylan’s arrest and backing him up till the last limit. The group has now taken down  official website of Turkish ruling party’s Mersin City website, ending up with hacking and then taking over party’s official Twitter account.

  The website www.akpartimersin.com was taken down as a DoS attack while the party’s Twitter account was hacked few hours ago.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horrific Viral Video Shows Terrifying Level Of Youth Violence As Girl Called Sharkeisha Sucker-Punches Female ‘Love-Rival’ And Friends Coolly Film The Assault On Cell Phone

 

” A video of a horrifying assault on a young woman by a female attacker has spread across the Internet.

  In a smartphone clip, uploaded to Instagram on Tuesday, a girl called Sharkeisha is seen viciously sucker-punching a girl called Shay in the face before kicking her in the head as she lies curled up on the ground.

  Sharkeisha then has to be restrained by another young woman as her victim lies on the ground, protecting her head with her hands.”

   

   We’ve raised a generation of animals … nay , that is an insult to the animal kingdom . Animals do not maliciously attack others for the joy of it . Only humans can be evil enough for that . We have raised a generation that has no respect for themselves , others , proper behavior or anything resembling human decency . 

Twitter Takes Steps To Frustrate NSA, Other Government Snoops

 

 

Up Yours NSA

 

 

” Twitter announced Friday that it’s joining other tech companies in implementing “perfect forward secrecy.” While many online services already encrypt user communications and other data, this form of encryption ensures that snoops—we’re looking at you, National Security Agency—who break through the encryption get access to only a snippet of data, rather than everything belonging to a user. Even where a warrant is involved, perfect forward secrecy has the potential to limit intrusions, rather than acting as an open-ended skeleton key.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Parker Higgins describes how perfect forward secrecy works:

 How can perfect forward secrecy help protect user privacy against that kind of threat? In order to understand that, it’s helpful to have a basic idea of how HTTPS works in general. Every Web server that uses HTTPS has its own secret key that it uses to encrypt data that it sends to users. Specifically, it uses that secret key to generate a new “session key” that only the server and the browser know. Without that secret key, the traffic traveling back and forth between the user and the server is incomprehensible, to the NSA and to any other eavesdroppers.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insulting Tweets Lead To Girl Fight At High School

 

 

Girl Fight

 

 

” Law enforcement sources say insulting messages on Twitter led to a massive brawl in a school hallway that left a school nurse injured and several students in handcuffs.

Sources tell NBC10 the conflict began after a Twitter account was set up naming the “hoes” of Overbrook High School.

The brawl began on the third floor of the school around 10:15 Monday morning with just two girls fighting, according to Philadelphia Police Chief of School Safety Carl Holmes.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Obama Too Busy For Gettysburg Anniversary Because Of ‘Whole Website Thing’

 

Whole Website Thing

 

” Barack Obama adviser Dan Pfeiffer says the president won’t be attending the Gettysburg address anniversary today because the “whole website thing.” He appears to be talking about the ongoing problems with the Obamacare website, Healthcare.gov.

Pfeiffer made the comments today in a Twitter exchange with a couple reporters:”

 

Read on at the Weekly Standard

 

 

    It should be obvious after the initial rollout mess that if Obama wants something done right he has to do it himself . I’m sure all that code writing is keeping him very busy and just think , we are already paying him so this is a twofer . With him fixing the site we won’t have to pay hundreds of millions more to his cronies to fix their own screw-ups .

But seriously , what could possibly be a valid reason for ANY sitting president to miss an anniversary of such monumental significance to his own country ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twitter Under Fire For Removing Photos Of People

Who’ve Lost Health Insurance…

 

Mycancellation Twit

 

 

” More than 3.5 million Americans have lost their individual health insurance plans as the Obamacare system nears full implementation, and an irreverent website and Twitter account is showing off their cancellation letters.

But the project, mycancellation.com, has had a rocky start, with Twitter freezing its account at least three times since it launched last week.

We were suspended yesterday late afternoon without a notice email,’ site co-creator Victoria Coley told The Daily Caller on Monday.

Coley is communications director at the conservative Independent Women’s Forum.

Heather Higgins, the group’s president, speculated that Twitter’s pushback was politically motivated. “

 

 

    Politically motivated ? Of course . We posted on mycancellation.com the other day and it continues to grow by leaps and bounds . If you have a cancellation letter please be sure to share it .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White House Takes To Twitter To Dismiss Stage-4 Cancer Patient’s Insurance Cancellation

 

 

 

 

” Dan Pfeiffer is the White House’s senior advisor to President Obama.  Responding to a stage-4 cancer patient’s op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Pfeiffer took to twitter today to dismiss her complaint that she has lost her insurance coverage and her doctors because of Obamacare.”

 

 

     We posted about Edie Littlefield Sundby and her letter yesterday and lo and behold within hours a simple citizen expressing her first amendment rights comes under attack by the national bullying team at the White House . Have we ever had an administration that sunk to such depths as to demonize individuals by name ? Shameful is the only word that comes to mind .

    But of course this is not the first time the Chicago gang has sunk to character assassination . It has been a recurring theme over the past five years , but in all our years of following national politics we must admit that the phenomena seems to have been a recent development . More of that “Hope & Change”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angry Over U.S. Surveillance, Tech Giants Bolster Defenses

 

 

 

 

” Google has spent months and millions of dollars encrypting email, search queries and other information flowing among its data centers worldwide. Facebook’s chief executive said at a conference this fall that the government “blew it.” And though it has not been announced publicly, Twitter plans to set up new types of encryption to protect messages from snoops.

It is all reaction to reports of how far the government has gone in spying on Internet users, sneaking around tech companies to tap into their systems without their knowledge or cooperation.

What began as a public relations predicament for America’s technology companies has evolved into a moral and business crisis that threatens the foundation of their businesses, which rests on consumers and companies trusting them with their digital lives.

So they are pushing back in various ways — from cosmetic tactics like publishing the numbers of government requests they receive to political ones including tense conversations with officials behind closed doors. And companies are building technical fortresses intended to make the private information in which they trade inaccessible to the government and other suspected spies.

Yet even as they take measures against government collection of personal information, their business models rely on collecting that same data, largely to sell personalized ads. So no matter the steps they take, as long as they remain ad companies, they will be gathering a trove of information that will prove tempting to law enforcement and spies.

When reports of surveillance by the National Security Agency surfaced in June, the companies were frustrated at the exposure of their cooperation with the government in complying with lawful requests for the data of foreign users, and they scrambled to explain to customers that they had no choice but to obey the requests.

But as details of the scope of spying emerge, frustration has turned to outrage, and cooperation has turned to war.

The industry has learned that it knew of only a fraction of the spying, and it is grappling with the risks of being viewed as an enabler of surveillance of foreigners and American citizens. “

   Read the whole thing . It would be great to be able to have some faith in the internet giant’s mea culpas , but given their previous level of co-operation with the State , it is hard for us to view their alleged new efforts at privacy as anything other than a quest for market share .

 

 

” The FBI today confirmed it is helping Capitol Police to investigate possible Twitter threats made against Sen. Ted Cruz.

The tweets in question were written by Troy Gilmore Jr., who identified himself as an Army and Navy veteran who served during the Vietnam era.

“Take down Ted Cruz, at his home” and “What goes around comes around CRUZ!!” Gilmore tweeted under the handle @ArmyVet54. The New Jersey grandfather also listed Cruz’s purported Houston home address several times and used expletive language to criticize the Republicans and Tea Party more widely.”

Remind us again who is in need of lessons in civility ...

Athens Police Investigate Alleged Rape Caught On Camera

 

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” An Ohio University student says she was raped, and the alleged assault was photographed and shared on social media.
     
Investigators say they have spoken to both the man and woman in the photo, and they are trying to determine exactly what happened.
    
They say one thing is clear: there were witnesses, and investigators want to speak with them.

The 20-year-old woman contacted Athens Police Sunday night and said she had been raped.
    
She said the assault happened on Saturday morning sometime between 1 and 6 a.m.
     
Within hours, photos and video of the incident were online and sparking outrage.”

 

 

   Make no mistake here , we are certainly not apologists for barbaric male behavior as many of our previous posts can attest , yet none can deny that many young men have been railroaded into scandal and/or criminal charges by vindictive lovers .

While the facts remain to be brought to light in this case , one must admit that the possibility exists that the sex that was witnessed on a public street between two adults and photographed could very well have started out as consensual but once it became a spectacle on social media the woman , in a desire to avoid shame , cried rape .

     We take only the side of truth here , caution readers not to rush to judgement , let the truth will out . Remember more than one innocent has been sent to jail because of the pride of another .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A guy has taken it upon himself to mow the lawn at the Lincoln Memorial. God bless that man. #tcot #shutdown pic.twitter.com/S9uP4Ojd4v

 

 

 

Thank you Brandon Morse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save The Government Twitter Feeds !

Published on Oct 4, 2013

” By now, you’ve probably heard about the government #shutdown. Many nonessential workers have been furloughed, monuments have been closed and the panda cam has been turned off. But that’s not the worst of it. Government run twitter accounts have been shut down because they require lots of resources that have been put on ice, like hashtag experts!

So help ReasonTV kickstart official government twitter accounts now. We are trying to raise $300,000,000 to cover the salaries of all 3,000 public affairs employees making an average salary of $98,000. Prizes are as follows:

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Hah! “Barrycade” Enters Urban Dictionary

 

Barrycades

 

 

 

” Tuesday night Mandy wrote a post, WWII Vets storm Barry-cades, regarding the absurdity of the Obama administration erecting barricades in open spaces for no reason other than to hassle Veterans at the World War II Memorial.

The term Barry-cade, and its acceptable variant Barrycade, became hits on Twitter (here and here).

The term was picked up and spread by Twitchy, and also at Drudge.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What happens when an Obama voter wakes up… #tcot #pjnet #obamacare #ObamaShutDown pic.twitter.com/oZVSCXZYsy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fake Followers For A Fake Leader …

 

 

” An incredibly high percentage of President Obama’s Twitter followers are fake, while the opposite is true for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

According to the Twitter analytics application, Status People, 55 percent of President Obama’s 36,802,378 Twitter followers — or approximately 20,240,107 followers — are fake.

Twenty-four percent of Obama’s Twitter followers are inactive, and only 21 percent — or approximately 7,728,499 followers — are real.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

School Hires Private Company To Start Spying On Student’s Social Media Accounts

 

 

” A school in California has hired Geo Listening Company to begin tracking their 13,000 students through social media. Glendale Unified School District, in Los Angeles County, claims this is to crack down on law-breaking, bullying, and other harmful activities. At the price of $40,000 tax payer dollars they better be catching some serious bullies.

“All of the individual posts we monitor on social media networks are already made public by the students themselves. Therefore, no privacy is violated,” Geo Listening Company said, adding it does not “monitor email, SMS, MMS, phone calls, voicemails or unlock any privacy setting of a social network user.”

It claims it can track “bullying, cyber-bullying, despair, hate, harm, crime, vandalism, substance abuse, truancy” and much more, using popular services like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Picasa, Vine, Flickr, Ask.fm, YouTube, Google+ or anywhere else where people share information voluntarily.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Mashable

 

 

” Twitter, the second most popular social site in the world, intends to go public on a near-approaching date. That means that if you plan to buy any shares, you’ll have a negligible say in the direction the company takes in the future.

We’d like to take this chance to put in our 140 characters. Okay, more like 600 words, in this case.

Though an excellent resource for news, jokes and information, Twitter is imperfect. Below, we’ve listed eight areas the site could improve upon before and after its IPO.”

 

 

SEE ALSO: 11 Things We’d Change About Instagram

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Social Media Tools To Identify Influential Bloggers

 

tools for blogger outreach

 

 

” Who would have known that the popularity of blogs would grow to reach such mammoth levels.

Social media has revolutionized the way we communicate, share and interact and this has provided the platforms and the marketing networks for bloggers to achieve global reach and influence.

Blogs such as Huffington Post, Mashable and Gawker now rank in the top 1,000 websites in the world.

This publishing revolution has in turn led to the increase in the popularity of “Blogger Outreach” programs. While the online community remains divided upon their opinions about this new age marketing strategy (some calling it a PR gimmick), others maintain that it is merely a symbiotic channel to further strengthen the relationships.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russell Brand Kicked Out of GQ Awards For Pointing Out Hugo Boss Made Nazi Uniforms

 

 

” While speaking at GQ‘s Man of The Year Awards, Russell Brand thought it’d be hilarious to joke about the fact that Hugo Boss, the event’s sponsor, made a fortune selling uniforms to the Nazis. Which it was unless you’re an editor for GQ whose corporate sponsor you (accurately) linked to one of the most historic genocides in the history of man. Via The Daily Mail:
While on stage, Brand told the gathered celebrities and politicians, ‘If anyone knows a bit about history and fashion, you know it was Hugo Boss who made uniforms for the Nazis.’
He then added, with less than subtle irony, ‘But they looked fucking fantastic, let’s face it, while they were killing people on the basis of their religion and sexuality.’

Shortly afterwards, Brand was kicked out by the magazine’s editor, Dylan Jones. According to the comedian’s Twitter feed, the two men exchanged angry words, with Jones saying, ‘What you did was very offensive to Hugo Boss.’ Brand replied, ‘What Hugo Boss did was very offensive to the Jews.’ “

 

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