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Black Dude Saves Ducklings

Submitted by: Mr Jimmy Pop @ 03:54 PM | Sunday, November 15, 2015 | (url: http://www.feelgo...)

Dallas Cowboys offensive guard Leonard Davis saved a different type of birdie during the Dallas Cowboys annual Sponsor Appreciation Golf Tournament Wednesday.

Davis, ever an animal-loving gentle giant, came to the rescue of nearly a dozen baby ducks stranded in a sand bunker on the 11th Hole. Davis walked into the bunker and picked up the baby ducks one-by-one and placed them gingerly on the fairway.

Quickly, the little ducks scurried back to their mother -- who previously, and very quickly, had left the sand trap as the 6 foot 6 inch, 360-pound lineman approached.

This wasnt the first time Davis has helped stranded animals. Following the same golf tournament back in 2007, Davis first year with the Cowboys, he flew back to Arizona and used his own tractor to help free a horse that was stuck in mud.

Dell, HP support agents advise callers to ditch Windows 10

Submitted by: SeumasAngus @ 01:36 PM | Friday, November 6, 2015 | (url: http://www.pcworl...)

If you call your PC maker to troubleshoot a Windows 10 machine, dont be surprised if the advice is to roll back to an earlier version.

In a pair of undercover tech support calls, representatives from HP and Dell both suggested uninstalling Windows 10 as a blanket solution to problems, Laptop Mag reports.

The call to Dell was most baffling, as the caller was merely asking how to invert the scrolling direction on a laptops touchpad. This is an easy fix with the same procedure across all Windows versions, yet the representative suggested rolling back to Windows 8.1 as a solution, saying there are a lot of glitches in Windows 10.

An HP support rep also suggested reverting to Windows 8.1 after the computers CoolSense temperature control utility failed to work properly with the new operating system. I really dont recommend [that] customers upgrade to Windows 10, the representative said. (HPs support then tried to sell a $40 USB recovery key when the rollback itself didnt work.)

Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 more aggressively than any Windows version yet, with free upgrades for consumers through next fall. In 2016, the company will also categorize Windows 10 as a Recommended upgrade, so the installation will begin automatically on many users machines. But if these tech support calls are any indication, some users may be told to revert right back to an older version for even the slightest problems.

Why this matters: While these calls are just anecdotes, both HP and Dell confirmed to Laptop Mag that as a policy their support reps sometimes suggest rolling back to an earlier Windows version. The problem, as seen in the case with Dell, is that downgrading might not actually solve the problem, and is merely a catch-all for when the support rep is out of his or her depth. These anecdotes are as much an indictment of tech support by phone as they are an issue for Microsoft as it tries to make Windows 10 the dominant PC operating system.

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Submitted by: ZooL @ 03:01 PM | Thursday, November 5, 2015 | (url: https://www.youtu...)

The video speaks for its self. And will do more to hurt said "latino" population. Anchor babies have a foul mouth.

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Activision Buys Candy Crush Maker King For $5.9 Billion

Submitted by: Amadeus @ 02:15 PM | Tuesday, November 3, 2015 | (url:

[...] As Activision points out in a press release, this gives them a pretty solid monopoly on The Biggest Brands In Gaming:

"Activision Blizzard believes that the addition of Kings highly-complementary business will position Activision Blizzard as a global leader in interactive entertainment across mobile, console and PC platforms, and positions the company for future growth. The combined company will have a world-class interactive entertainment portfolio of top-performing franchises, including two of the top five highest-grossing mobile games in the U.S. (Candy Crush Saga, Candy Crush Soda Saga), the worlds most successful console game franchise (Call of Duty), and the worlds most successful personal computing franchise (World of Warcraft), as well as such well known franchises as Blizzard Entertainments Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo and Activision Publishings Guitar Hero, Skylanders and Destiny, along with over 1,000 game titles in its library."

Said Activision CEO Bobby Kotick in the same press release:

"The combined revenues and profits solidify our position as the largest, most profitable standalone company in interactive entertainment. With a combined global network of more than half a billion monthly active users, our potential to reach audiences around the world on the device of their choosing enables us to deliver great games to even bigger audiences than ever before."

6 billions dollars jfc

20 years of the Tribes Universe. Hi-Rez makes entire Earthsiege/Starsiege series ava

Submitted by: Got Haggis? @ 09:22 AM | Thursday, October 29, 2015 | (url: http://www.tribes...)

Entire Earthsiege / Starsiege series available for download (free) from Hi-Rez

Earthsiege 2
Tribes 2
Tribes Aerial Assault (not sure how this one works...there is an .iso but it was a ps2 game)
Tribes Vengeance
Tribes Ascend

The FBI says you may need to pay up if hackers infect your computer with ransomware

Submitted by: Mr Jimmy Pop @ 07:24 PM | Monday, October 26, 2015 | (url: http://www.busine...)

If a hacker hijacks your computer with malware and holds your data for ransom, its probably best to just pay up, at least thats the latest advice the FBI is giving out concerning ransomware.

Reported last week by Security Ledger, Joseph Bonavolonta, the Assistant Special Agent who oversees the FBIs CYBER and Counterintelligence Program in Boston, spoke at the 2015 Cyber Security Summit and advised that companies infected with ransomware may want to give in to the criminals demands.

The ransomware is that good, Bonavolonta explained to an audience of business and technology leaders during the Q&A. To be honest, we often advise people just to pay the ransom.

Ransomware is a malicious software that takes over a victims hard drive when they click on an infected advertisement, email, attachment, or website and encrypts the contents of a device and any other connected electronics which the hacker then demands bitcoin or cryptocurrency payments to unlock.

The key to unencrypt data can cost victims anywhere from $200 and $10,000 and affects individuals and businesses alike. Even the police are not immune to the attacks. Cryptowall alone currently the most prevalent malicious software used made hackers over $18 million from April 2014 to June 2015.

The amount of money made by these criminals is enormous and thats because the overwhelming majority of institutions just pay the ransom, Bonavolonta said. Adding that the Bureau and others efforts have yet to yield a solution.

A spokesperson from the Boston Bureau told Business Insider that while the FBI doesn't make recommendations for what businesses should do if they fall vicitm, "instead, the Bureau explains what the options are for businesses that are affected and how its up to individual companies to decide for themselves the best way to proceed. That is, either revert to back up systems, contact a security professional, or pay."

Former ESPN, NFL Network head leads new Activision Blizzard eSports division

Submitted by: Got Haggis? @ 08:36 AM | Thursday, October 22, 2015 | (url: http://www.polygo...)

Steve Bornstein, former CEO of ESPN and the NFL Network, and former president of Major League Gaming are joining forces to help Activision Blizzard create a new division dedicated to eSports, the company announced today.

"I've been in the eSports space for a really long time," MLG co-founder and former president Mike Sepso told Polygon. "I've worked with Activision and Blizzard for many, many years and I've always been a big fan of the company. When a senior team presented this opportunity to me, it seemed like a chance to fulfill a lot of big goals."

Tom Brady: Trainer and TB12 partner Alex Guerrero 'an incredible influence on my lif

Submitted by: Mr Jimmy Pop @ 07:34 PM | Tuesday, October 13, 2015 | (url: http://blog.massl...)

According to the article, Guerrero claimed to be a doctor who had found a cure for cancer and AIDS, making millions off medicine he said could cure each disease. He then was investigated by the Federal Trade Commission and sued by the government. The FTC announced a settlement with Guerrero in 2005.

Have fun with this TW

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Zimbabwe Elephants outrage...

Submitted by: ZooL @ 09:41 AM | Sunday, October 11, 2015 | (url:

In this photo taken on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, an elephant crosses the road in Hwange National Park, about 700 kilometres south west of Harare. Fourteen elephants were poisoned by cyanide in Zimbabwe in three separate incidents, two years after poachers killed more than 200 elephants by poisoning, Zimbabwes National Parks and Wildlife Management Authority said Tuesday, Oct.

They weren't killed by a white dentist hunter so no outrage

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Stereotypes have been proven Obama..and executive order.

Submitted by: ZooL @ 07:32 AM | Wednesday, September 16, 2015 | (url: http://www.breitb...)

A new executive order from President Obama directs all government agencies to use psychological science and data to help connect more Americans to government programs.

The order instructs government agencies to use behavioral science a tactic used by Obamas political campaigns to harness data from their supporters to target them effectively.

The program has already existed in an experimental form, but now Obama has formally established the federal Social and Behavioral Sciences Team, ordering them to to use psychology and experimental behavior data to make government more user-friendly.

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Pre-order culture sinks to a new low with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Submitted by: Amadeus @ 01:37 PM | Monday, September 7, 2015 | (url: https://www.youtu...)


Square Enix takes the game hostage for 4 days after it's ready to release, unless they get enough pre-orders.

N.F.L. Upholds Tom Bradys Ban

Submitted by: Mr Jimmy Pop @ 09:32 PM | Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | (url: http://www.nytime...)

N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld the four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Tuesday after finding that he had destroyed potential evidence about his role in the deflation of game balls to gain competitive advantage in the A.F.C. championship matchup in January.

The league said in a 20-page statement that its decision was based mainly on Bradys asking an assistant to destroy a cellphone that he had used before, during and after the week of the game. The league said the phones destruction, eliminating what league investigators believe were 10,000 texts, came to light in Bradys testimony to the commissioner at an appeal hearing in June, months after league-appointed investigators requested text messages and emails.

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get ready for a better world map

Submitted by: Goshin @ 10:06 AM | Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | (url:

LOL! dude! maps are gonna start looking like this in google and stuff

Sentinel-2a is the European equivalent of America's Landsat mission, which has been imaging the surface of the Earth for 40 years.

The US satellite's data is free and open, which has driven a multitude of applications. Most people will probably know it best from the map tools they use on their computers and smartphones. These all incorporate Landsat pictures.

Sentinel's data has been designed to be complementary, but the platform also represents a big jump in capability.

Its imaging instrument will be sensitive across more bands of light (13 versus Landsat's eight), allowing it to discern more information about the land beneath it; and Sentinel-2a will "carpet map" a much wider strip of ground (290km versus 185km).

In addition, its colour images have a best resolution of 10m, versus Landsat's 30m.

Esa will launch Sentinel-3a at the end of 2015. This satellite is dedicated to observing the oceans.

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Herpes drug might help control spread of HIV, too

Submitted by: Mr Jimmy Pop @ 06:04 PM | Monday, July 20, 2015 | (url: http://www.hawaii...)

(HealthDay News) -- A widely used herpes drug also seems to help people with the HIV virus, even if those people don't also have herpes, a new small study found.

The researchers said their findings challenge the belief that drug Valtrex (valacyclovir) requires the presence of herpes to benefit people with HIV-1. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.

The study included 18 HIV patients in Peru. When patients took Valtrex twice daily for two weeks, they had decreases in HIV-1 levels. Patients taking a placebo saw their HIV levels go up.

Experts thought that Valtrex worked against HIV by reducing inflammation caused by the herpes virus. This would give the HIV virus fewer active immune cells to attack, reducing the spread of the virus. But the drug doesn't depend on reducing inflammation to work against HIV, said study co-senior author Dr. Michael Lederman, a professor of medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland.

This means that Valtrex can be used in a broader range of people with HIV-1, and also suggests promising new directions for creating new HIV drugs, the researchers said.

That's especially important because some forms of HIV-1 have become resistant to existing drugs.

"The drug might be an agent that can be used safely in some people with HIV infection who have a form of HIV that is highly resistant to other antiretroviral drugs," Lederman said in a university news release.

"Valacyclovir might well augment the cocktail of medications they take for reducing HIV replication. Valacyclovir is a well-tolerated drug, and it doesn't have a lot of side effects," he added.

The findings were published online in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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Why We Honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?

Submitted by: Mr Jimmy Pop @ 11:58 AM | Sunday, July 19, 2015 | (url: http://www.king-r...)

[b]Each year a fundamental question arises. Young people especially want to know, "Why do we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? The following is a brief analysis which can be duplicated and shared with schools, churches, organizations and the media.[b]

In 1776, the American Colonies declared their freedom from Great Britain. In the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote that "all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." That is, Jefferson declared that all citizens have the rights to be free from oppression and have equal opportunities in pursuing their goals. These ideals have been called the American Dream.

Efforts to give black people their rights never stopped, but the changes were not enough. After World War II, many more people felt that new laws were needed. In 1954, the Supreme Court ruled that blacks and whites could go to the same schools, saying that "separate but equal" schools were inherently unequal. However, many people still did not want to change. It took a strong leader, a person who believed in peace and justice, to win more freedom for black Americans. Martin Luther King, Jr. was that man.

Between 1955 and 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. helped change America. He brought to the world's attention how unfairly blacks were treated. He had the help of millions of Americans, but his strong leadership and unprecedented power of speech gave people the faith and courage to keep working peacefully even when others did not. This led to new laws that ended the practice of keeping people of different backgrounds apart, making life fairer for everyone.


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