Daily Archives: January 22, 2017

Giant pot bonfire smokes out Castlegar, B.C. – British Columbia – CBC News

When RCMP in Castlegar, B.C., busted a major marijuana grow-op outside of town recently, they weren’t expecting fumes from the proceeds to later waft across town. Officers discovered more than a thousand marijuana plants growing indoors while executing a warrant at the rural property on Jan. 6.They seized the pot and recommended charges to the Crown. But then there was the issue of what to do with all of those plants.”Having them lie around, they cause a health risk to the staff and puts our secure exhibit storage handling at its capacity,” said Cpl. Dave Johnson.To resolve the issue, Johnson said the detachment got an emergency destruction order from Health Canada and they decided to have a big fire in Castelgar.”Fire department were on scene to supervise it and conducted a large scale burn of the evidence,” he said.

Source: Giant pot bonfire smokes out Castlegar, B.C. – British Columbia – CBC News

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Israel deploys ‘Star Wars’ missile killer system

Israel’s upgraded ballistic missile shield became operational on Wednesday, in a “Star Wars”-like extension of its capabilities to outer space where incoming missiles can be safely destroyed.The Defence Ministry said the U.S.-funded Arrow 3 system, jointly developed by state-owned Israel Aerospace Industries and U.S. firm Boeing Co. , was handed over the Israeli Air Force.The Arrow 3, together with the Arrow 2, which has been operational since 2000, would “significantly reduce the possibilities of ballistic missiles” hitting Israel, the ministry said in a statement.The Arrow 2 is designed to intercept projectiles high and low within the atmosphere. Arrow 3 missiles will fly into space, where their warheads detach to become “kamikaze” satellites that track and slam into their targets.

Source: Israel deploys ‘Star Wars’ missile killer system

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CIA admits it carried out secret psychic experiments on Uri Geller

A newly released cache of CIA documents reveals UFO sightings and psychic experiments from the “Stargate programme”, which has long been of interest to conspiracy theorists.The project was the codename for a secret U.S. Army unit established in 1978 at Fort Meade, Maryland, by the Defence Intelligence Agency (DIA).It aimed to investigate the potential for psychic phenomena to be used by the military and intelligence services.The Stargate programme inspired the 2009 film The Men Who Stare At Goats starring George Clooney and Ewan McGregor.Some of the files surround the weird investigation and reveal how Geller was probed during a week-long series of tests.

Source: CIA admits it carried out secret psychic experiments on Uri Geller – getting him to PREDICT agent’s drawings from the next room

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Valparaiso YMCA Accused Of Censorship After Banning CNN From TVs 

Not long after President-elect Donald Trump accused CNN of being “fake news” and refused to take a question from a CNN reporter, the Valparaiso Family YMCA has declared the channel off-limits in its workout room.“To me, it’s blatant censorship that I find very surprising,” said Greg Quartucci, who has been a member of the YMCA in Valparaiso for more than a decade.He said CNN has been a fixture on a TV at the Valparaiso Y for years.“The timing of this was very peculiar because I think it was basically a day or two after Mr. Trump claimed that CNN was fake news,” Valparaiso YMCA member Greg Quartucci said. “I think they switched to the cooking channel.”

Source: Valparaiso YMCA Accused Of Censorship After Banning CNN From TVs « CBS Chicago

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Obama Ended ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ to Punish Cubans for Supporting Trump

President Barack Obama’s decision to terminate the Cuban refugee policy is motivated by revenge for Cuban-Americans’ support of Donald Trump, say some Cubans.The immigration policy, dating from 1966 and dubbed “Wet Foot, Dry Foot,” allowed Cubans who reach U.S. soil to stay and become voting citizens.Jose Enrique Manresa, a 47-year-old Cuban now stranded in Mexico as a result of the change in immigration policy on Thursday, suggested that the outgoing president’s decision is aimed at punishing Cuban-Americans for supporting Trump.“Obama, because he is leaving, suddenly takes up the idea of repealing a law that has been enforced for many years and has favored many Cubans. I think he got angry with the Cubans — it is a reprisal,” he told BBC, referring to the Cuban-American vote for Trump.Manresa, who paid $10,000 to leave Cuba for the United States along with his daughter, learned of Obama’s decision eight days before he expected to end his 48-day journey through Guyana, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, and Mexico.Ramón Saúl Sanchez, president of the Democracy Movement in Miami, also suggested that Obama changed the 22-year-old policy to spite the pro-Trump Cuban-American community in the United States. He told a Spanish-language newspaper, Diario Las Americas, that the outgoing president may be resentful because a large number of Cubans voted for Trump.Also, said the prominent Cuban activist-in-exile, Obama wanted to leave a “hot potato in the hands of President-elect Donald Trump,” he told Diario Las Americas.

Source: Refugee: Obama Ended ‘Wet Foot, Dry Foot’ to Punish Cubans for Supporting Trump

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CIA Puts Up 12 Million Declassified Documents Online

The Central Intelligence Agency of USA has put up 12 million pages of 930,000 declassified documents online on its website which can now be read by anyone across the globe. These documents include files related to the Cold War, Operation Star Gate and more.The government intelligence agency was directed to disclose historical records — dating 25 years or older — of CIA’s activities to the public by Bill Clinton in 1995.

The agency didn’t follow the orders until 2000 when they were made available at College Park, Maryland.The CIA Records Search Tool (CREST) was previously only accessible via a set of computers at National Archives Records Administration in College Park, Maryland between the time of 9 am to 4:30 pm, in person, while their website only had about 250,000 pages of the records.

Source: CIA Puts Up 12 Million Declassified Documents Online

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Selectivity in Trashing Trump

To say that Donald Trump is an imperfect messenger for some reasonable messages doesn’t do justice to the word “imperfect.” But he is right to note that that Official Washington has gone far off-track in recent decades and that the Establishment needs shaking up.

For instance, in his Inaugural Address, President Trump made clear that he would break with the orthodoxy of neoconservatism and liberal interventionism that has led to endless wars in the Middle East and a dangerous New Cold War with Russia.Trump declared: “We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world, but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first. We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example. We will shine for everyone to follow.

”That sentiment reflects a traditional U.S. approach to the world, followed by America’s first presidents who warned against “entangling alliances” and articulated best by President John Quincy Adams who said in 1821 that while America will speak on behalf of liberty, “she has abstained from interference in the concerns of others, even when conflict has been for principles to which she clings, as to the last vital drop that visits the heart.

Source: Selectivity in Trashing Trump – Consortiumnews

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Facebook introduces fake news filter in Germany in time for federal elections

The Financial Times is reporting that Facebook is to roll out its fake news filter in Germany. The move comes in time for Germany’s federal elections, which are due to take place later this year. German lawmakers are troubled by the potential for hyper-partisan fake news to unduly influence the outcome of the upcoming election, and in recent months there have been a number of fake stories and hoaxes, the majority of which are critical of Merkel. Ever been to a tech festival?TNW Conference won best European Event 2016 for our festival vibe.

Facebook users will be able to report suspected fake news stories. These will then be sent to the Berlin-based media non-profit Correctiv. If they deem that story to be false, the article will be marked as “disputed”, along with an explanation of how Correctiv came to that conclusion.In addition, Facebook will warn users before they share a fake news story. They will also appear lower in the news feed, thereby reducing their visibility.

Source: Facebook introduces fake news filter in Germany in time for federal elections

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Law Enforcement Has Been Using OnStar, SiriusXM, To Eavesdrop, Track Locations For Years

Thomas Fox-Brewster of Forbes is taking a closer look at a decade-plus of in-car surveillance, courtesy of electronics and services manufacturers are installing in as many cars as possible.Following the news that cops are trying to sweat down an Amazon Echo in hopes of hearing murder-related conversations, it’s time to revisit the eavesdropping that’s gone on for years prior to today’s wealth of in-home recording devices.One of the more recent examples can be found in a 2014 warrant that allowed New York police to trace a vehicle by demanding the satellite radio and telematics provider SiriusXM provide location information.In this case, SiriusXM complied by turning on its “stolen vehicle recovery” mode, which allowed law enforcement to track the vehicle for ten days. SiriusXM told Forbes it only does this in response to search warrants and court orders. That may be the case for real-time tracking, but any location information captured and stored by SiriusXM can be had with nothing more than a subpoena, as this info is normally considered a third-party record.It’s not just satellite radio companies allowing cops to engage in surreptitious tracking. OnStar and other in-vehicle services have been used by law enforcement to eavesdrop on personal conversations between drivers and passengers.

Source: Law Enforcement Has Been Using OnStar, SiriusXM, To Eavesdrop, Track Car Locations For More Than 15 Years | Techdirt

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BIOS/UEFI Setup Guide: Boot from a CD, DVD, USB Drive or SD Card

Windows runs on thousands of computer configurations, but installing a new operating system like Windows 10 on the variety of configurations that exist is another thing. The steps may be different depending on whether your computer has an existing Windows 10 installation on it, an earlier version of Windows on it or a completely different operating system on it, like macOS or Linux. In each case, installing Windows 10 relies on booting from a device other than your main hard disk drive (HDD) or solid state drive (SSD).

To do that, you need to access the BIOS or UEFI setup page. Sometimes, this is easier said than done.In this guide, we’ll walk through the basic steps that apply to most scenarios. Then, we’ll discuss some troubleshooting and alternate methods, in case the simple approach doesn’t work for you.How-to Summary: Boot Your Computer from a CD/DVD/USB/SD DriveBIOS vs. UEFI: What’s the Difference? Optional. In case you want some background info on what the heck UEFI is and why it makes things difficult.How to Access BIOS / UEFI Setup Screen. Includes the keyboard commands you need to access the BIOS or UEFI setup screen.Navigate BIOS / UEFI Setup Screen. Finding your way around without a typical keyboard/mouse interface.

How to Change Boot Order in BIOS / UEFI. These are the settings you need to change in BIOS / UEFI to allow your PC to boot from a USB or CD.Booting from a USB/CD/DVD Drive or SD Card. Once you’ve configured your BIOS / UEFI correctly, here’s what to do.Best case scenario, those steps will get you up and running. If not, see our Troubleshooting section. This includes details for changing the boot order on a Microsoft Surface device and booting from another device on a Mac.Note: Once you master the steps to boot your computer from a USB or CD/DVD, you can use this to boot other operating systems or bootable live environments on your machine.

Source: BIOS/UEFI Setup Guide: Boot from a CD, DVD, USB Drive or SD Card

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Mystery flashing lights speed past International Space Station

Alien hunters have claimed astronauts on board the International Space Station are deliberately hiding evidence of UFO’s.In video uploaded by UFO experts Secure 10 and apparently filmed from the ISS, an astronaut can be seen filming the view from outer space. with the earth lit up in the backgroundBut when mysterious moving and glowing lights appear in the distance, the astronaut puts his hand in front of the camera or pans away to cover up the lights.

Source: Mystery flashing lights speed past International Space Station – before astronaut ‘hides evidence from camera with HAND’ – Mirror Online

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Mother in Facebook Live video with toddler taped to a wall arrested | WSYX

COLUMBUS (WSYX/WTTE) — The Reynoldsburg mother who streamed on Facebook Live after taping her toddler son to the wall was arrested Thursday, and charged with third degree felony abduction.Shayla Rudolph’s charges followed after the nearly 20-minute live video with her 2-year-old taped to the wall was brought to the attention of police by ABC 6/FOX 28. Reynoldsburg detectives viewed the Facebook video on Wednesday afternoon, and the 18-year-old was arrested at her home Thursday morning.

Source: Mother in Facebook Live video with toddler taped to a wall arrested | WSYX

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Raspberry Pi upgrades Compute Module with 10 times the CPU performance 

The Raspberry Pi Compute Module is getting a big upgrade, with the same processor used in the recently released Raspberry Pi 3.The Compute Module, which is intended for industrial applications, was first released in April 2014 with the same CPU as the first-generation Raspberry Pi. The upgrade announced today has 1GB of RAM and a Broadcom BCM2837 processor that can run at up to 1.2GHz. “This means it provides twice the RAM and roughly ten times the CPU performance of the original Compute Module,” the Raspberry Pi Foundation announcement said.This is the second major version of the Compute Module, but it’s being called the “Compute Module 3” to match the last flagship Pi’s version number.

Source: Raspberry Pi upgrades Compute Module with 10 times the CPU performance | Ars Technica

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