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Anonymous takes credit for attack on DOJ website

As a show of support for recently deceased Reddit founder Aaron Swartz, hacker group Anonymous has claimed responsibility for hacking into the Department of Justice’s Sentencing Commission website. The DOJ Sentencing Commission website, www.ussc.gov went dark Saturday morning after a hacking attack by a group of hackers identifying themselves as Anonymous. The group has taken credit for several online attacks ...

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Drones Would Have Aided Americans in Benghazi if Cows Were Involved

  When four dying Americans in Benghazi needed fire-powered drones to take out Islamic militants firing mortars, those hovering drones controlled by Obama’s D.C. administration never fired on the enemy. Maybe the Americans inside the Benghazi Consulate should have kept cows at the Embassy. It’s obvious our spying government holds a deeper grudge against cow manure than terrorists massacring Americans. ...

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Key Words to Attract Big Brother

When I was sick with the Swine Flu (a resistant air borne mutation), while near the Yuma border, I heard the crash of an airplane. I thought the suspicious toxic chemical cloud was the work of  Mexican cartel gangs. But instead of an attack and evacuation it was national preparedness, disaster planning by Homeland Security and SWAT. The contamination and ...

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3D Printers & Guns

While the 3-D printers at the Consumer Electronics Show were a big hit (see 3D Printers are Here!) there is already software available to make things that, well, might cause great unhappiness in this administration. Recent events have the government representatives pushing for new bans on high capacity clips for weapons. But they might find their plans thwarted by new ...

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CES: 3D Printers Are Here!

One of the big winners at last weeks Consumer Electronic Show was the new and improved 3-D Printer. Programs are already available online to replicate objects using a plastic material. While the price range keeps this printer out of the average homeowner many are expecting it to be affordable within a few years. Sci-fi fans around the world are gleefully ...

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Taking Cue From Obama, Nigeria Plans Big Phone Giveaway

Remember this lady? She and her friends were going to vote for Obama because he was giving out free phones. Of course, the Democratic party did not buy phones from her but did it matter? She got a phone and she was voting for the guy who got it for her. Today the BBC is reporting that a political party ...

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NASA Johnson Style (A Gangnam Style Parody)

It’s been a rough week. Here’s a little levity sure to bring a smile. Sometimes parodies are better than the original. If you’re like me you’ll like that 1)these students are promoting science and space study as something fun and 2)you can actually understand the lyrics.

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Finally: Dems Read ObamaCare. Request Delays.

As Nancy Pelosi famously said, “You’ve got to pass the bill, so you can learn what’s inside…” Democrats are finally getting around to reading the ObamaCare law. And they’re surprised at the findings. Unknown taxes, hidden fees. Who would have guessed that within those 2,000 pages of hastily put together legislation would be ‘job killing taxes’ (as emphatically stated this ...

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Get Your Tricorder Here

Star Trek fans will love this. The tricorders from early episodes is closer to reality. Scientific America: A team of students has designed a Star Trek-inspired sensing device that can beam environmental data to a smart phone.The tricorder device is the team’s response to a challenge from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: “Is there an effective way to integrate external ...

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Reversing Paralysis With Nose Cells? It Might Work

Meet Jasper, a 10-year-old dachshund,  whose back legs were paralyzed. Today following a unique medical trial he is now walking and playing in the yard with his family. Jasper can be seen in the video before and after his treatment at the BBC website. In the study, funded by the Medical Research Council in the UK and published in the ...

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Apple doesn’t deserve your money

If you invest in individual stocks  you will likely, or should, be steering clear of Apple (AAPL). Apple shares are now more than 25% off their September levels, but the question long term investors should ask is why? Is it because Mr. Jobs passed  and the new leadership is unable to innovate? The answer is an unequivocal “YES.” Where are the really new ...

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Stopping Subway Flooding

The Department of Homeland Security technology department has come up with a crazy new device that may stop subway floods from happening in the near future. For years mass transit experts have worked to find an ability to block off sections of the tunnel system to stem flooding. While retrofitting existing tunnels with watertight doors seemed the obvious answer the ...

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