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Watch this F-35B fire a grip of freedom from its GAU 22 | Defense

25 Mike-Mike freedom As a former fire controlman in the United States Navy, I have a love-hate relationship with aircraft. That is, "I love to hate aircraft." However, it is difficult not to love this demonstration of fire power coming from the F-35B and its GAU-22 gun pod. It is nostalgically reminiscent of the 20mm Vulcan Cannon that comprised the ...
MSNBC cup of Joe screen cap

It is not Trumps job to control what people think | Journalism

The president shouldn't control what people think... The Media is supposed to control what you think That is why they call it, "Group Think". Context matters, though...right? And...it is the exact same thing ...
2 twitter birds pissed off at each other with fire in the background

Hillary Clinton: Less about America, more about scoreboard | Social Media

Hillary Clinton takes Trump to task on Twitter Passive Aggressive much? In a not so vague tweet, Hillary Clinton displays behavior confirming that she is less concerned about the United States of America, and more interested in finding ways to feel better about losing the presidential election: An obvious reference to the 9th Circuit court decision to block President Trumps EO ...

Your Vizio TV has been recording you | Privacy

Second by second records.  These records were then appended to other data mining operations, (Google?), to create a data profile to include viewing data, sex, age, income, marital status, household size, education level, home ownership, and household value. Some would dismiss data gathering like this as harmless, (unless it was Donald Trump doing it...then it would be unconstitutional, fascist ...

Starliner Astronauts will be able to play Angry Birds while space walking | User Interface

"Highest Score" takes on a new meaning. For the fist time in history, astronauts will be able to use capacitive touch screens while gloved. In the past, resistive and pressure sensitive displays were available for use in space, but never capacitive touch screens...which require a very small amount of current to flow from the human body into the digitizer to ...

President Trumps tired, old Android phone | The District

Trump likes Android...Bigly When the NYT did a feature on the mobile technology the president uses, they described his handset as a, "...tired, old Android phone...", without calling out the model. Of course, when acolytes of the Goog hear anyone disparaging Android with such negative pejoratives, someone needs to figure out either why they were wrong for calling Android, "tired" ...

Duck Duck Go hits 10 billion private searches | Government

Thanks Obama! Today, Gabriell Weinberg, founder and chief executive officer of DuckDuckGo, announced the anonymous search provider reached its 10 Billionth anonymous search execution. DuckDuckGo saw a rapid rise in requests for their service, which doesn't record what you search for, in June of 2013. That was the month Edward Snowden released documents that revealed the United States Government had ...

Did the FAA really lift the ban on the Galaxy Note 7?

Information consumption without verification - in this case, can still kill you Numerous outlets are group-think reporting that the FAA has changed their disposition on the safety of the Note 7 in the context of use onboard passenger and cargo aircraft. Be advised, this is not the case. Although Samsung has stated that they have recalled and received 96% of ...
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The District | Senator Schumer Tweets he doesn’t want America to be great | Fail

Schumer fails, hilarity ensues A week after Senator minority leader Chuck Schumer (D) NY lambasted President Elect Donald Trump for using Twitter to discuss his political agenda, Schumer himself finds out the hard way that karma can be pain in ass: Pun intended. Snap Chat Announcement Senator Schumer's assumed intent was to let taxpayers know that Democrats now have a Snapchat ...

We like the ships that go boom | Defense

USS Mahan gifts warning projectiles to Iranians Strait of Hormuz Numerous outlets are reporting that USS Mahan (DDG 72) went batteries release on a few Iranian speed boats in the Arabian Gulf this morning. While the shots were not intended to intercept, it is refreshing to know that a harder hard line has been taken on Iran and their, 'unprofessional', ...

No independent forensic analysis has been performed on hacked DNC servers? | The Stupid

Here intel, intel, intel... Six months after the FBI first said it was investigating the hack of the Democratic National Committee's computer network, the bureau has still not requested access to the hacked servers, a DNC spokesman said. No US government entity has run an independent forensic analysis on the system, one US intelligence official told BuzzFeed News. Well...what the ...

Russia retaliates after Obama presses the eject button loaded with 35 Russian operatives | Social Media

Russian Embassy punks Obama Shortly after the President of the United States of America gave 35 Russian 'operatives' 72 hours to piss-off, the verified Twitter account of the U.K. Russian Embassy retaliated... With humor: Is humor really the best medicine? You decide. I'm too busy concentrating on not swallowing my tongue. 👅 ...

U.S. expells 35 Russian diplomats | Crime

President Obama will close 2 Russian facilities in NY and MD and eject 35 Russian Diplomats Penalty for 'hacking' US election will also include sanctions Personally, I would rather see a counter-strike that is overwhelmingly disproportionate. But who is to say that won't happen? While I am disappointed that this didn't occur when the White House first found out ...
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Android used to track Ukrainian Artillery positions | Security

Android used to track Ukrainian Artillery positions | Security According to Reuters, Android malware was used to track and target Ukrainian artillery. This occurred between 2014-2016. CrowdStrike, a cyber security firm, reports that infected Android devices were able to transmit comms and location data of Ukrainian artillery units, and that data was used by pro-Russian separatists to strike Ukrainian artillery ...

Google skated out of $3.6 Billion in taxes | The District

We don't have a taxation problem in the United States... Nay. what we have...is a spending problem. I might seem a little off in this opinion - backing the Goog. But this isn't about privacy. It's about government spending and skyrocketing taxes. And let me clue you in on a little secret: When politicians vilify corporations for not, "paying their ...
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US Election hacking should be a non-partisan issue for EVERY American

US Election hacking should be a non-partisan issue for EVERY American That is a fact. It doesn't...it shouldn't...matter what your political ideology is. It shouldn't matter who you wanted to win - or who you wanted to lose - in the presidential election. No American should stand for any action by any foreign government that executes any action with the ...

It used to be, you would buy the cars in Flint (MI), and you couldn’t drink the water in Mexico | Trump

"It used to be, you would buy the cars in Flint, and you couldn't drink the water in Mexico, now you buy the cars in Mexico and you can't drink the water in Flint" -Donald J. Trump in Grand Rapids MI And the CEO of Dow Chemical just promised Michigan an R&D facility. ...

Donald Trumps Twitter power is too much for some Democrats

He wields his Twitter power like a golden Spork.... spooning and forking and forking and spooning… Jason Yeaman Victim-hood doesn't look good on anyone. So please stop this: ...

AT&T just neutered Net Neutrality

Link The FCC has become a football bat "Zero rating is a poison pill wrapped in a piece of cheese; it looks like a good thing for consumers (free video!), but ultimately has the capability to rot competition and the open internet. The FCC decided it would look at zero rating schemes on a case-by-case basis, which left the door ...

2016 Presedential Election: How to vote for the right candidate

How to vote for the right person By Jason Yeaman Election Cycles I like politics...a lot. There was a time when I was involved in grassroots efforts conducted by the Davis County GOP as a voter precinct Chairman and a member of the gubernatorial delegation. I also participated in an election effort for Davis County Sheriff in an attempt to ...