Larry Dignan / ZDNet:IBM touts ‘InterCloud,’ cloud data migration tools — Summary: IBM researchers have cooked up InterCloud, a patent pending approach, designed to add resiliency to cloud computing and
Kevin Gosztola / Firedoglake:AT&T Refuses to Disclose to Shareholders What Data It Shares with the NSA — AT&T, one of the largest United States telecommunications companies in the world, has informed shareholders it will not
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:Yahoo acquires live concert streaming platform Evntlive — Redwood City-Calif. based live concert streaming platform Evntlive has been acquired by Yahoo. Evntlive announced the acquisition on its
Computerworld:Microsoft ends Windows 7 retail sales — Microsoft has quietly ended retail sales of Windows 7, according to a notice on its website. — Microsoft has quietly ended retail sales of Windows 7, according to
Jaikumar Vijayan / Computerworld:NSA cites Reagan-era executive order to justify collection of cellphone location data — Insists program is legal and purely outward-facing — The National Security Agency on Friday cited a 1981 executive order
BBC:Samsung and Philips among tech firms raided by EU — Samsung and Philips have revealed that they were among several consumer electronics companies raided recently by European Commission inspectors. Thursdays
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:Apple demands $15 million in legal fees from Samsung, spent over $60M on California case — In the U.S. patent reform context, “loser pays-type fee-shifting is a hot topic (see this
Try and say this aloud 10 times fast. Ready? Go:Pad kid poured curd pulled cold.Hardest thing you’ve done all week, right? Psychologists at MIT claim it’s the world’s most frustrating tongue twister ever.
SourceTalking about risk, trading in stock is an area not many people would want to enter as they would want enough assurance that their investment will not only be protected but that they would make a profit out of it
In an interview with Chris Matthews on Thursday, Barack Obama said Republicans should be “embarrassed” about their time in Congress over the last two years because they “don’t have a lot to show for it.”Appearing on a special edition of
The Democrats’ big abort-happy hope to capture the Texas governorship just released her taxes, and despite her wanting to take your money and give it to anyone who signs up to welfare, she didn’t give much herself.In 2011, she earned $235,428, but
Merrill Newman -- the 85-year-old American detained by North Korean authorities earlier this fall -- has been deported, North Koreas state news agency reported early Saturday.The KCNA report stated that investigators determined that Newman entered the DPRK with a wrong
I am liberally conservative and conservatively liberal, am not a member of any party and no matter where you are on the political spectrum, there is always something we can agree on. conversely, there will always be stuff we disagree on also :)as
I have copied/pasted this for Neale Osborn (at his request) because he has been having some problems getting this function to work for him on Newsvine.Again...I repeat...Neale wrote this...Im just publishing it here so everyone can read it. Attribute to L.
Liberals in America despise Christians of true faith.They do this because in doing so their own guilt is appeased, their anger is justified, and they can finally lay blame for their own misery at someone elses feet.
You could sense anxiety and blood pressure rising in loyal Ford Mustang enthusiasts across the nation over the last year as rumors spread regarding the iconic rides new design. Ford found itself between a rock and a hard place and
The unemployment rate reached its lowest level in five years on Friday, painting a brighter picture of a U.S. economy that is gaining strength half a decade after the onset of the 2008 financial crisis.The economy added 203,000 jobs in
According to an announcement this week Breton company Hénaff – known for feeding French fishermen with their tins of pork paté – has been awarded a contract by US space agency NASA.The Finistère-based firm, with 214 employees, will work toge …
A Colorado judge says a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs, a ruling that a civil rights group hailed as a victory for gay rights.
Maybe someone can explain to me how, exactly, conservatives are the aggressors in the culture war? In the conventional narrative of American politics, conservatives are obsessed with social issues. They want to impose their values on everyone else. They want
False hopesThen along came a U.S. senator, Ted Cruz, who nearly everybody else could see was a showman and huckster. He is still selling the New Confederates a magic pill he claims can erase the results of items 2 and
An Israeli mother has been ordered by a religious court to circumcise her son against her will or face fines of £90 for every day the procedure remains undone. The unprecedented ruling has been handed down by one of Israels
Reflecting on both his recent interview with President Obama and Nelson Mandela’s death, Chris Matthews asserted that congressional Republicans displayed less regard and patriotism for their country than South Africa’s apartheid government leaders did during the&nbs …
Rick Clark, the sheriff of Pickens County, S.C., vowed on Friday to defy President Obamas order that U.S. flags be lowered to half staff in honor of deceased South African leader Nelson Mandela.Clark made his promise in a Facebook post to keep
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In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper LOsservatore Romano on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, Pope Francis speaks with Brazils President Dilma Rousseff during a welcome ceremony at Guanabara Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Monday, July 22, 2013.
An American chemistry teacher was shot to death as he was jogging in Benghazi on Thursday, highlighting persistently tenuous security in the eastern Libyan city where the U.S. ambassador was killed last year.
An Arizona commission linked the states Forestry Division to the deaths last summer of 19 wild land firefighters, issuing the ruling after its investigative agency reported on its probe and recommended financial penalties.
Theres no debate about it, Mike Tomlin screwed up on Thanksgiving night. The Pittsburgh Steelers head coach stepped on the field during his teams game against the Baltimore Ravens in week 13 and now hes paid for it dearly.
This poster has written this Metafilter post of music specially to introduce you to the instruments of the orchestra. There are four teams of players; the STRINGS, the WOODWIND, the BRASS, and the PERCUSSION. Each of these four teams uses
The Rendition Project is the most recent and the most thorough attempt to render visible the extraordinary scope of the global system of detention sites, linked by the covert transfer of detainees across national borders (via Geographical Imaginations which discusses
The MMQB went behind the scenes with NFL referee Gene Steratore and his crew for an unprecedented look at the pressures and responsibilities of the third team on the field on NFL Sundays: the seven men in stripes who enforce
Turntable.fm (previously), a virtual DJ room where users streamed music together, has lost the fight (previously) to stay alive and has gone silent. Are other streaming music sites like Spotify and Pandora also in danger?.
Lonely? Bored? Well, the 2013 Solitaire Print and Play Contest is here to help you stave off boredom this weekend (and burn through all of your printer ink). This years winner is Maquis, a solitaire worker-placement game with variable goals
Bitcoin is crashing. After reaching a peak of approximately $1150 USD per BTC yesterday, a panic selloff is happening now. The price has dropped below 800USD, a loss of over 30%, and may be lower by the time you read
Chris Sims examines Harley Quinn, one of the most misused and misunderstood characters in comics, taking in her Batman:The Animated Series debut played by Arleen Sorkin (audio), through to The Batman Adventures: Mad Love and the New 52 incarnation which
The Gävle Goat is a house-sized Swedish Yule Goat made of straw erected at the start of Advent each year and sponsored by merchants from the southern half of Gävle. While the 2013 incarnation is currently unharmed, the goat is
In 1984, Mike Lazaridis, an engineering student at the University of Waterloo, and Douglas Fregin, an engineering student at the University of Windsor, founded an electronics and computer science consulting company called Research In Motion, or RIM. For years the
Study may bust myth of fat and fit healthy obesity. Being healthy and obese is a myth, researchers say. People who are obese and have normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood-sugar readings will still be unhealthy and die sooner compared
Last night, for the first time since the 1955 broadcast of Peter Pan, the NBC television network aired a live performance of The Sound of Music. How The Sound of Music Went From Stage to Screen to NBC SpecialSome people
In 1904, John A. Lomax recorded Dink, a levee worker, singing a folk song. In 1934, Lomax published the song in his book, American Ballads and Folk Songs. It went on to become a folk staple. Recently, the Coen Brothers
Alt lit is accused of navel-gazing myopia, but technically any writing occurring outside of traditional institutions qualifies for the label. Everyone I know has written alt lit: every status update, every blog post, everything that has ever been said on
AdamL. Penenberg challenged a white-hat group of hackers to see how much theycould learn about him. Two months later, the result terrified him. SpiderLabstells how they did it in three posts: onetwothree
When NYPD officers fire 331 shots, and hit 16 targeted people, 24 dogs, but also 14 bystanders, there is a problem.That problem is the people who are making the NYPD think they need to open fire.Thats why the District Attorney