Daily Archives: August 18, 2017

Rescued Bobcat Is Foster Dad To Bobcat Kittens At Rescue Center 

A bobcat named Robert was just a baby when he was taken from the wild, neutered and declawed.Even though he ended up being rescued from the pet trade back in 2004, he would never be able to return to his natural habitat. Without his claws, Robert wouldn’t be able to catch prey.

The people at WildCare Oklahoma gave Robert a forever home back in 2004. The next year, a bobcat kitten came into their care. They put the baby in the enclosure next to Robert’s large, lush enclosure. And he just couldn’t stay away.

“Robert was ALL about him,” Rondi Large, director of WildCare Oklahoma, told The Dodo. “He tried to reach over and put his paws inside the enclosure. Typically a male bobcat shouldn’t be so friendly with cubs, but we let them stay next to each other.”

There’s a very tricky part of wildlife rehabilitation — you want the animal to accept help from human beings, but you don’t want them to get at all acclimated to being around people if they are ever going to make it in the wild. And seeing the warm, paternal side of Robert gave his rescuers an idea.

Source: Rescued Bobcat Is Foster Dad To Bobcat Kittens At Rescue Center – The Dodo

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Why Women Had Better Sex Under Socialism 

When Americans think of Communism in Eastern Europe, they imagine travel restrictions, bleak landscapes of gray concrete, miserable men and women languishing in long lines to shop in empty markets and security services snooping on the private lives of citizens. While much of this was true, our collective stereotype of Communist life does not tell the whole story.Some might remember that Eastern bloc women enjoyed many rights and privileges unknown in liberal democracies at the time, including major state investments in their education and training, their full incorporation into the labor force, generous maternity leave allowances and guaranteed free child care. But there’s one advantage that has received little attention: Women under Communism enjoyed more sexual pleasure.

continue  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/12/opinion/why-women-had-better-sex-under-socialism.html

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Send Large Files Online for Free with WeTransfer

In today’s media-centric world, a large amount of content is created every day. And when content is created, it also needs to be transfered or sent to other people. Though there are a lot of tools available that allow you to send large files online, however only a few provide you complete and free service.

WeTransfer is one such online file-transferring platform that lets you send large files easily and absolutely free. You can either use your friends’ email as receiver, or generate the download URL and share with your friends later. There’s no hassle, no stress, and also no charge.

With WeTransfer, you don’t even need to register to start sharing your files. As mentioned before, it is easy to use, secure and maintains the original quality.

Source: Send Large Files Online for Free with WeTransfer – Hongkiat

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Walmart Says It Got to Bottom of Back-to-School Gun Display

Walmart is having all sorts of promotions for the back-to-school season, but selling firearms isn’t one of them. The world’s largest retailer said Friday an internal investigation determined without a doubt that the company was pranked when a photograph emerged on social media showing a sign reading “Own The School Year Like A Hero” atop a gun case in a store. “We have definite proof it was a prank,” Walmart spokesperson Charles Crowson told the AP on Friday evening. The photograph on social media included Walmart’s superhero-themed, back-to-school promotion with a gun rack in a sporting goods section. Initially, the company apologized and said the sign was being taken down but then began to question whether it had been there at all.

Source: Walmart Says It Got to Bottom of Back-to-School Gun Display

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Google Doesn’t Want What’s Best for Us 

Google processes more than three billion search queries a day. It has altered our notions of privacy, tracking what we buy, what we search for online — and even our physical location at every moment of the day. Every business trying to reach mass-market consumer demand online knows that Google is the gatekeeper.The fact that it is a monopoly, with an almost 90 percent share of the search advertising business, is a given that we have all come to accept. It’s Google’s world; we just live in it. So it matters how this company works — who it hires, who it fires and why.When a company is dominant enough, it sets the tone for an entire era. In the fall of 1985, I was working as a vice president in the media mergers and acquisitions group at Merrill Lynch in Los Angeles. I would occasionally have to show up for a meeting at 5 a.m. in the Beverly Hills office of Drexel Burnham Lambert. I would do this because Mike Milken, the king of junk bonds at Drexel, would demand it — once the trading day started at 6:30 a.m., he was unavailable.

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Swedish Rocket Knives | Hackaday

There are trends in YouTube videos among various video producers. A few weeks ago, it was all about fidget spinners until some niche tech blog ran that meme into the ground. Before that, the theme was red-hot knives cutting through stuff. The setup was simple; just heat a knife up with a blowtorch, cut through a tomato or golf ball, hit stop on the high-speed camera, and collect that sweet, sweet YouTube money.[David] from RCExplorer.se isn’t like most YouTube stars. He actually knows what he’s doing. When the latest trend of rocket-propelled knives hit the tubes, he knew he could blow this out of the water. He succeeded with a fantastic rocket-propelled machete able to slice through watermelons and fling itself into the woods behind [David]’s house.

Source: Swedish Rocket Knives | Hackaday

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YouTube’s ‘extremist-tackling’ technology misses mark by removing wrong content 

YouTube and parent company Google’s efforts to crack down on extremist content has resulted in embarrassment after its technology targeted videos from monitors, journalists and Syrian opposition, amongst others.A number of accounts, such as those of Airwars, Bellingcat, Middle East Eye and Orient News have had videos removed or suspended as a result of past videos deemed ‘extreme’ by YouTube’s machine learning.

Earlier this month, YouTube shared an update on its “commitment to fight terror [sic] content online,” boasting of “better detection and faster removal” thanks to “cutting edge” machine learning.

The post reported more than 75 percent of videos removed for “violent extremism” over the last month were taken down “before receiving a single human flag.” However, a lack of human flagging has resulted in inaccurate results.

Source: YouTube’s ‘extremist-tackling’ technology misses mark by removing wrong content — RT Viral

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