Daily Archives: December 11, 2016

Nasa and Hawking working on nano-starship to travel 1/5th the speed of light

Nasa researchers have joined forces with Stephen Hawking to build a nano-starship that can travel one-fifth the speed of light. If successful, the ship, called “StarChip” could reach Earth’s closest star system, Alpha Centauri, in 20 years. Read moreEuropean Mars lander failed because it didn’t know where it wasStephen Hawking announced the Breakthrough Starshot project in April, for which he is joined by a team at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology. But whether the craft could survive a two decade-long trip remained in question. That’s where Nasa can help. According to their researchers, high-energy radiation in space could cause the ship to cease functionality well before the 20-year trip was over, according to Science Alert.

Source: Nasa and Stephen Hawking are working on a nano-starship that can travel 1/5th the speed of light | The Independent

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Announced: Independent OpenVPN security audit – Help Net Security

OpenVPN is an open source software application that implements various VPN techniques, and is used by millions of people. It’s available for a number of platforms (Windows, OS X, most Linux versions, Android, iOS, etc.)PIA supports multiple VPN technologies, among them OpenVPN.“Private Internet Access has contracted Dr. Green as an independent consultant to do a comprehensive evaluation of the version of OpenVPN that is currently available on GitHub and search for security vulnerabilities. Once OpenVPN 2.4 is out of beta and released, the final version will be compared and evaluated to complete the security audit,” the company explained.“The OpenVPN 2.4 audit is important for the entire community because OpenVPN is available on almost every platform and is used in many applications from consumer products such as Private Internet Access VPN to business software such as Cisco AnyConnect. Instead of going for a crowdfunded approach, Private Internet Access has elected to fund the entirety of the OpenVPN 2.4 audit ourselves because of the integral nature of OpenVPN to both the privacy community as a whole and our own company.”

Source: Announced: Independent OpenVPN security audit – Help Net Security

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Fed to raise rates as Trump economy looms

Washington (AFP) – There is little room for doubt that the US Federal Reserve will raise the benchmark interest rate in the coming week for only the second time in a decade.With unemployment at a nine-year low, jobs being created at an average of 180,000 per month, the economy growing at better than three percent in the most recent quarter and some signs of a pickup in inflation, the writing is on the wall.Some members of the Federal Open Market Committee, which sets the key federal funds rate, the basis for mortgage and lending rates, have even cautioned that failing to raise rates in December could harm the central bank’s credibility, given expectations set by policymakers in recent months.”All the necessary and sufficient conditions are there,” Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, told AFP.

Source: Fed to raise rates as Trump economy looms

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Paris makes all public transport FREE to cut polluting traffic after worst smog in 10 years

Paris has made all public transport free of charge for a second day running as the city suffers its worst pollution for 10 years.The Metro underground system and overground rail in the French capital were tonight said to be buckling under the strain with thousands taking advantage of zero cost fares.Authorities have clamped down on cars as a perfect storm of high vehicle emissions, soaring numbers of domestic wood fires and windless conditions have blanketed Paris in choking smog.Transport chiefs banned drivers with odd-numbered licence plates from entering the centre on Tuesday, with cars bearing even numbers barred yesterday, reports the Independent.

Source: Paris makes all public transport FREE to cut polluting traffic after worst smog in 10 years – Mirror Online

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Faux hate crimes: “sh*t that never happened land” — Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

 

Language warning, of course. She’s also a liberal, which makes this great. AND she calls out conservatives who are guilty of this, too! Great stuff! Enjoy!

via Faux hate crimes: “sh*t that never happened land” — Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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Internet Censorship in US and Europe Is Coordinated

The EU Is Warning American Tech Giants to Crack Down on Hate Speech Now  …  “They will have to act quickly and make a strong effort in the coming months.” U.S. tech giants including Facebook, Twitter, Google’s YouTube and Microsoft will have to act faster to tackle online hate speech or face laws forcing them to do so, the European Commission said on Sunday. -Reuters

Western governments are censoring speech in Europe and the US, an obvious pattern that clearly shows coordination.

In the US, there is a congressional effort to fund intel agencies that will investigate alternative media for ties to Russian propaganda. Such investigations , if they occur, will  retard this sector and make further, free-reporting difficult.

In Europe, efforts to control speech and reporting are actually being aimed at American communication enterprises such as Google, YouTube and Microsoft (see excerpt above).

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‘Zelda: Ocarina Of Time’ Soundtrack To Be Recorded By Orchestra, Released On Vinyl

‘Zelda: Ocarina Of Time’ Soundtrack To Be Recorded By Orchestra, Released On VinylKoji Kondo’s iconic music score for The Legend Of Zelda: Ocarina Of Time played a huge role in making the game one of the most timeless and memorable of all time.Now, production company iam8bit have announced that they’ll be working with Materia Collective and the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra to record the soundtrack live. The recording will be titled Hero Of Time and will be released on vinyl in January 2017, with Ryan Brinkerhoff’s incredible album artwork already unveiled.The performance will be arranged by legendary game, film and television composer Eric Buchholz – the mind behind The Legend Of Zelda 25th Anniversary Symphony back in 2011, and more recently The Legend Of Zelda: Symphony Of The Goddesses tour.

Source: ‘Zelda: Ocarina Of Time’ Soundtrack To Be Recorded By Orchestra, Released On Vinyl – CraveOnline

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How a Fart Killed 10,000 People – The Daily Beast

Farting, breaking wind, cutting the cheese, or gas. The English language has numerous words for flatulence and this is even before we devolve into the subcategories that make up the genre. Whatever you call it, farting is a taboo act, but it is also a source of fascination. It’s not for nothing that there is a popular children’s book series called Fart Squad or that the preview of the most recent installment of the Alvin and the Chipmunks dynasty led with the punchline, “Sorry, pizza toots.” Today farting is something for which we perfunctorily ask forgiveness, but in the past it has been the subject of legislation, the cause of wars, and even theologized. We might think of farts as trapped gas, but the history of farting is more than just hot air.Somewhat counter-intuitively, farting has a spiritual side. Manichaeism, a dualistic religion popular in late antiquity that at one time counted St. Augustine among its members, actually held that farts were the act of freeing divine “light” from the body. Manichaeism may have been, as scholar Robin Lane Fox has noted, “the only world religion to have believed in the redemptive power of farts,” but they weren’t the only ancient group to give the phenomenon a great deal of thought. In addition to laying the foundations of trigonometry, the philosopher Pythagoras was concerned that a person might fart out his or her soul. As classicist Andrew Fenton wryly observed, this can explain why they steered clear of beans. Given that the soul (pneuma) was breath and a fart a kind of breath, the explanation makes a lot of sense.

Source: How a Fart Killed 10,000 People – The Daily Beast

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“Fake Economic News”, Dismal US Jobs Report

The presstitute media delivered the false news, not from Russian propaganda websites such as the Washington Post accuses this one of being, but from Obama’s US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The false news is that the collapsing economy continues to boom with 178,000 new jobs in November and a further fall in the rate of unemployment to 4.6%.What are the facts? Nothing you will ever hear from the presstitutes or the corrupt Obama regime.The facts are that November produced only 9,000 full time jobs, an improvement over the previous month when full time employment declined by 103,000 jobs—another fact that you did not hear about from the presstitutes.According to the BLS payroll jobs report, the jobs available in November were waitresses and bartenders, temporary help, and ambulatory health care services. These are not the kind of jobs that result in home ownership or an independent existence.As there are no jobs, which is reflected in the continuing decline in the labor force participation rate, how did the rate of unemployment fall to 4.6%?

Source: “Fake Economic News”, Dismal US Jobs Report | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

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Pope Francis: Fake news is like getting sexually aroused by faeces

Writing fake news and stories about scandals is like being sexually aroused by excrement, Pope Francis has said.And since people tend towards coprophagia, or eating faeces, then the media should avoid spreading it, he said in an attack on the spread of disinformation.Francis apologised for his use of precise psychological terms that describe when people are aroused by excrement.People news in pictures 6 show allHe told the Belgian Catholic weekly Tertio that spreading fake news is “probably the greatest damage that the media can do”. To use their platforms to do so, rather than to educate the public, is a sin, he said.”I think the media have to be very clear, very transparent, and not fall into – no offence intended – the sickness of coprophilia, that is, always wanting to cover scandals, covering nasty things, even if they are true,” he said in the interview.”And since people have a tendency towards the sickness of coprophagia, a lot of damage can be done.”

Source: Pope Francis: Fake news is like getting sexually aroused by faeces | The Independent

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