Daily Archives: July 31, 2016

Why You Should Set a BIOS Password (And How)

With security breaches and unauthorized access of computers being common today, you can never have too much security on your system. We’ve shown how to make sure your new PC is secure, and every new setup should include properly locking down the system.

One way that might not seem obvious but is a great way to protect your computer is to set a password for the BIOS. This basic firmware runs right off your PC’s motherboard before you ever get into Windows.( or any other operating system)

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Hypnotherapist Uses Hypnosis to Manage Her Kids’ Behavior

Hypnosis has been used to treat conditions like anxiety and pain, but Los Angeles hypnotherapist and mother of three Lisa Machenberg says it can be a very effective parenting technique. She’s even given her unusual method a name – hypno-parenting.

Machenberg first started using hypnosis on her children to help them get through the night without wetting the bed, but has since then used the clinical technique to aid them deal with things like performance anxiety or focusing difficulties. The Malibu-based therapist also admits to using hypnosis on her kids and husband in order to make sure things run smoothly around the house. “I hypnotize my children and my husband to do things for my benefit all the time,” she recently told Barcroft Media. “We have a household to run. Many times, I exert influence so my children are able to get their chores done, so this house runs efficiently.”

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Ohio Court Says Police Are Legally Allowed To Have Sex With Children


The Ohio Supreme Court decided on Thursday to declare unconstitutional a law that simply made it illegal for police officers to have sex with minors.

The court ruled 4-3 that the law “discriminated” against police officers, on the basis of their professions – banning them having sex with minors.

The law in question originally banned police officers as well as others with authority over children such as teachers or coaches.

The court ruled, however, that the “government can’t punish a class of professionals like police without making a connection between their job and the crime,” according to Reuters, which quoted Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, writing for the majority.

The law overturned by the court prohibited police officers from having sex with minors if the offenders were more than two years older than the victim.

At issue was the 2012 conviction of former suburban Cleveland police officer Matthew Mole, who was accused of having sex with a 14-year-old boy he met on a hookup app, according to Supreme Court documents.

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No plague in the NY subway after all (new study)


Travellers on the New York and Boston subway systems might allow themselves a sigh of relief – Yersinia pestis (the causative agent of plague) and Bacillus anthracis (the causative agent of anthrax) might not be living in the subway systems after all. This is the finding of a new investigation published in the journal mSystems™, May/June 2016; volume 1, issue 3. The paper refutes the findings of a previous study (‘Geospatial Resolution of Human and Bacterial Diversity with City-Scale Metagenomics’ in: CellSystems, Volume 1, Issue 1, p72–87, 29 July 2015.) Here’s a commentary :

“[…] in a recent study of the New York subway, due to incorrect taxonomic classifications, the authors reported observing Yersinia pestis (the causative agent of plague) and Bacillus anthracis (the causative agent of anthrax) as part of the ‘normal subway microbiome.’

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Rock-Throwing Elephant Kills Young Zoogoer


(Newser) – A 7-year-old girl is dead after an elephant threw a rock at her Tuesday at a Moroccan zoo, the Telegraph reports. The unnamed girl was posing for a photo when she was struck in the head with a large rock. She suffered severe injuries and died at the hospital. According to the Washington Post, the Jardin Zoologique is denying responsibility for the girl’s death. “These kinds of accidents are rare, unforeseeable, and unusual,” the zoo states. A spokesperson points out the elephant’s enclosure is up to international standards and the rock had to clear both a fence and a ditch in order to reach the girl. The scientific director of the Amboseli Trust for Elephants tells the BBC this kind of behavior happens when “elephants are frustrated or bored.” He says it’s unlikely the elephant was actually trying to hurt the girl specifically. At this point, the zoo has no plans to euthanize the elephant.

source  http://www.newser.com/story/228850/rock-throwing-elephant-kills-young-zoogoer.html


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Luke Aikins first skydiver to jump without a parachute, landing in net

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Teen Activist CJ Pearson Called “Uncle Tom” And “N*gger” For Endorsing Trump

CJ Pearson, a brilliant 13 year old political activist and upcoming freshman at Evans High School, posted a live video on Facebook to set the record straight regarding his support for Donald Trump.

According to the Gateway Pundit This past weekend CJ Pearson, CJ put it this way,

“I finally came off the sidelines after Hillary’s misguided pick of corrupt career politician Tim Kaine as her running mate and endorsed Donald Trump. Ever since making the endorsement, liberals have attacked me viciously calling me an “Uncle Tom”, a “n*gger”, and “brainwashed”

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Twitter Struggles to Sell Itself

Nobody Understands Twitter Any More

Twitter has a problem, and I’m not talking about the abusive trolls who inhabit this particular social networking site. They ARE a problem in need of fixing, but a bigger problem for Twitter is its stalled userbase, which seems to have plateaued at just over the 300 million mark. That’s a lot of people, but it’s a fraction of the 1.6 billion people who are currently using Facebook.

Twitter identified the problem several years ago, realizing that a vast swathe of the online population simply doesn’t understand what Twitter is all about. So Twitter released ads designed to educate and inform non-users about the benefits of using Twitter. They failed, spectacularly, and the userbase continued to grow at a snail’s pace. But Twitter is now trying again.

According to a Twitter Blog post, the company conducted some research into how people perceive Twitter. And while it found 90% recognized the brand, the majority of non-users still don’t quite get Twitter. They think of it as a social network for friends and family, a Facebook Lite, if you will. They also think they’ll need to tweet every day, which is patently not true.

So, Twitter is embarking on a new advertising campaign designed to help non-users understand Twitter once and for all, based on the simple adage, “See What’s Happening”. It seeks to make it clear that you don’t have to tweet to get something out of Twitter, and that it’s really about discovering what’s happening, both to the people you follow, and to the wider world at large.

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