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Thursday July 2nd, 2015
Germany: YouTube Doesn't Have To Police Piracy Proactively, Court Rules posted 07/02/2015, 7:07 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
A court in Hamburg, Germany, has ruled that YouTube is not required to actively monitor user uploads for pirated content. The court found that YouTube is not liable for what users upload, but did stress that Google's video platform has to do more to combat copyright infringement.... (more)


Researcher who spiked rabbit blood to fake HIV vaccine results slapped with rare prison sentence posted 07/02/2015, 7:09 AM (Washington Post)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Dong Pyou Han, a former Iowa State University researcher charged with falsifying HIV vaccine research, says that his troubles all started as an accident. Quickly, it became a multimillion-dollar research fraud scheme that landed him in prison.

On Wednesday, Han, 57, became a rare academic to not just fall from grace but also be punished with time behind bars.
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Tuesday June 30th, 2015



Bad News: Supreme Court Refuses to Review Oracle v. Google API Copyright Decision posted 06/30/2015, 7:17 AM (EFF.org)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Sadly, today the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review the Federal Circuit's dangerous decision in Oracle v. Google. Oracle claims a copyright on the Java Application Programming Interface (API), and that Google infringed that copyright by using certain Java APIs in the Android OS.... (more)


Friday June 26th, 2015

Lexus Says They've Invented World's First Hoverboard posted 06/26/2015, 5:09 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Science/Technology]


While governments are inventing new ways to kill people, Lexus claims they've invented the world's first real hoverboard.

"The Lexus Hoverboard uses magnetic levitation to achieve amazing frictionless movement. Liquid nitrogen cooled superconductors and permanent magnets combine to allow Lexus to create the impossible


Wednesday June 17th, 2015

Should Your Self-Driving Car Be Programmed To Kill You If It Means Saving A Dozen Other Lives? posted 06/17/2015, 2:05 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Earlier this month Google announced that the company's self-driving cars have had just thirteen accidents since it began testing the technology back in 2009, none the fault of Google. The company has also started releasing monthly reports, which note Google's currently testing 23 Lexus RX450h SUVs on public streets, predominately around the company's hometown of Mountain View, California. According to the company, these vehicles have logged about 1,011,338 "autonomous" (the software is doing the... (more)


Wednesday June 10th, 2015



The Ingenious Plan for the Ocean to Clean Itself Is Led By a 20-Year-Old posted 06/10/2015, 10:41 AM (Gizmodo)
[Category: Science/Technology]
A Dutch man barely out of his teens is leading one of the most ambitious ocean cleanup efforts ever: to halve the amount of plastic debris floating in the Pacific within a decade.

The man's name is Boyan Slat, and he's come up with a pretty ingenious way of doing it. Instead of clamoring around the globe on a never-ending junk hunt, he wants the ocean to "clean itself."
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Tuesday June 2nd, 2015

Pirate Bay Co-Founder Fredrik Neij Released From Prison posted 06/02/2015, 5:13 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij has been released from prison today. Neij was the last person to serve a custodial sentence handed down after the Pirate Bay trial, marking the end of a controversial chapter in the site's turbulent history.... (more)


Tuesday May 26th, 2015

Gay Marriage Study Retracted After Allegations of Fake Data posted 05/26/2015, 6:16 PM (Politico)
[Category: Science/Technology]
One of the authors of a recent study that claimed that short conversations with gay people could change minds on same-sex marriage has retracted it.

Columbia University political science professor Donald Green’s retraction this week of a popular article published in the December issue of the academic journal Science follows revelations that his co-author allegedly faked data for the study, “When contact changes minds: An experiment on transmission of support of gay marriage.”
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Friday May 22nd, 2015

Pirate Bay Loses New Domain Name, Hydra Lives On posted 05/22/2015, 4:52 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
The Pirate Bay has lost one of its new domain names after an intervention from South Georgia's .GS registry. While the domain suspension wasn't unexpected and the proverbial Hydra has now lost one head, TPB says that it can easily grow some more.... (more)


Thursday May 14th, 2015

Liberals pressure AP to call climate change skeptics 'deniers,' bar word in stylebook posted 05/14/2015, 2:24 PM (Washington Examiner)
[Category: Science/Technology]
The Associated Press and three of the nation's biggest newspapers are under pressure to stop referring to climate change "skeptics" in stories, and instead bluntly label those who question the science of global warming as "deniers."

In a report and petition, two groups on Wednesday charged that the media is giving "deniers" cover for what they call wrongheadedness.
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Wednesday May 13th, 2015



The Migration of Guns from Physical to Digital posted 05/13/2015, 11:26 AM (Jeffrey Tucker)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Suing the government is always risky. It's mostly unsuccessful. But the inventor of the first 3-D-printed gun ("The Liberator") is forging ahead anyway. He has filed suit against the US Department of State for forcing him to take down his digital files from the Internet.

The New York Times quoted several constitutional attorneys who believe that Wilson case
... (more)


Monday May 11th, 2015

You Can't Defend Public Libraries and Oppose File-Sharing posted 05/11/2015, 12:06 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Public libraries started appearing in the mid-1800s. At the time, publishers went absolutely berserk: they had been lobbying for the lending of books to become illegal, as reading a book without paying anything first was “stealing”, they argued. As a consequence, they considered private libraries at the time to be hotbeds of crime and robbery. (Those libraries were so-called “subscription libraries”, so they were argued to be for-profit, too.)... (more)


Thursday May 7th, 2015

3-D Printed Gun Lawsuit Starts the War Between Arms Control and Free Speech posted 05/07/2015, 7:42 AM (Wired)
[Category: Science/Technology]
This week marks the two-year anniversary since Cody Wilson, the inventor of the world’s first 3-D printable gun, received a letter from the State Department demanding that he remove the blueprints for his plastic-printed firearm from the internet. The alternative: face possible prosecution for violating regulations that forbid the international export of unapproved arms.

Now Wilson is challenging that letter. And in doing so, he’s picking a fight that could pit proponents of gun
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Wednesday May 6th, 2015

Global warming ‘pause’ expands to ‘new record length': No warming for 18 years 5 months posted 05/06/2015, 6:33 AM (Climate Depot)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Since December 1996 there has been no global warming at all. This month’s RSS temperature – still unaffected by the most persistent el Niño conditions of the current weak cycle – shows a new record length for the Pause: 18 years 5 months.

The result, as always, comes with a warning that the temperature increase that usually accompanies an el Niño may come through after a lag of four or five months. If, on the other hand, la Niña conditions begin to cool the oceans in time, there c
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Monday May 4th, 2015

The Rise & Fall Of Silk Road posted 05/04/2015, 6:19 AM (Wired)
[Category: Science/Technology]
How a 29-year-old idealist built a global drug bazaar and became a murderous kingpin.... (more)


Friday April 24th, 2015

KickassTorrents .IM Domain Seized Within 24 Hours, Next Stop .CR posted 04/24/2015, 3:25 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Less than 24 hours after the site moved over, the Isle of Man Registry has revoked the new domain name of KickassTorrents. Continuing the domain shuffle the popular torrent site will now move to the Costa Rica based domain name, Kat.cr.... (more)


Wednesday April 15th, 2015

The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can posted 04/15/2015, 9:24 AM (Engineer Guy)
[Category: Science/Technology]


Bill details the engineering choices underlying the design of a beverage can. He explains why it is cylindrical, outlines the manufacturing steps needed to created the can, notes why the can narrows near it lid, show close ups of the double-seam that hold the lid on, and details the complex operation of the tab that opens the can.


Sunday April 12th, 2015

Florida Judge: IP-Address Doesn't Identify a Movie Pirate posted 04/12/2015, 11:38 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
The filmmakers behind the action movie "Manny" have filed hundreds of lawsuits against BitTorrent pirates this year, but not all have been successful. In a prominent ruling Florida District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro refused to issue a subpoena, arguing that IP-address evidence is not enough to show who has downloaded a pirated movie.

While relatively underreported, many U.S. district courts are still swamped with lawsuits against alleged film pirates.

One of the ne
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Tuesday April 7th, 2015

BMW Working to Develop Crash-Proof Car, Sensors Used to Avoid Accidents posted 04/07/2015, 5:16 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Science/Technology]


While the government is busy trying to find new ways to kill people, the market actors at BMW are working to create a "crash-proof" car which uses advanced sensors to avoid collisions. They say you can gun your car into a wall and it'll stop itself on a dime without you touching the breaks


Saturday April 4th, 2015

Security Audit Of TrueCrypt Doesn't Find Any Backdoors -- But What Will Happen To TrueCrypt? posted 04/04/2015, 5:46 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Over the past few years we've followed the saga of TrueCrypt. The popular and widely used full disk encryption system got some attention soon after the initial Snowden leaks when people started realizing that no one really knew who was behind TrueCrypt, and that the software had not been fully audited. Cryptographer Matthew Green decided to ... (more)


Tuesday March 31st, 2015

Global Warming Consensus Claim Does Not Stand Up posted 03/31/2015, 4:59 PM (Richard Tol)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Now almost two years old, John Cook’s 97% consensus paper has been a runaway success. Downloaded over 300,000 times, voted the best 2013 paper in Environmental Research Letters, frequently cited by peers and politicians from around the world, with a dedicated column in the Guardian, the paper seems to be the definitive proof that the science of climate change is settled.

It isn’t.
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Nintendo Nukes Fan-Made Super Mario 64 HD Browser Game posted 03/31/2015, 4:59 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
In recent days gaming fans worldwide have enjoyed playing an amazing in-browser fan recreation of the Nintendo classic Super Mario 64. The full HD offering has proven itself a huge hit but the party is now over. Following a compliant to Cloudflare by Nintendo, the main hosting page has been pulled offline.... (more)


Wednesday March 25th, 2015

Autistic Child Improves On Antibiotics; Father Seeks Research Into Brain-Gut Bacteria posted 03/25/2015, 3:33 PM (Standard Daily)
[Category: Science/Technology]
John Rodakis, a molecular biologist, has called for more research into the connection between the brain and gut bacteria after his autistic child improved significantly after taking prescription antibiotic amoxicillin.... (more)
How similar to what the "discredited" Andrew Wakefield said.


Monday March 23rd, 2015

Inside Popcorn Time, the Piracy Party Hollywood Can't Stop posted 03/23/2015, 1:10 PM (Wired)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Popcorn Time was an instant hit when it launched just over a year ago: The video streaming service made BitTorrent piracy as easy as Netflix, but with far more content and none of those pesky monthly payments. Hollywood quickly intervened, pressuring Popcorn Time’s Argentinian developers to walk away from their creation. But anonymous coders soon relaunched the copyright-flouting software. Today, Popcorn Time is growing at a rate that has likely surpassed the original, and the people behind it s... (more)


Yes, North Korea Has The Internet. Here's What It Looks Like. posted 03/23/2015, 1:10 PM (Vox)
[Category: Science/Technology]
North Korea is so paranoid about its citizens accessing the internet that merely owning a computer requires permission from local government authorities, and all personal computers are registered with the police as if they were shotguns. Private ownership of fax machines is banned outright, and sending a single fax requires high-level authorization. Meanwhile, pirated DVDs of South Korean TV dramas are so illegal that North Koreans caught with them in regular police sweeps can be sentenced to ye... (more)


Friday March 20th, 2015

Genetically Engineering Mosquitoes To End Malaria Could Have Unintended Consequences posted 03/20/2015, 1:58 PM (The Independent)
[Category: Science/Technology]
A new way of creating genetically modified insects could wipe out many mosquito-borne diseases such as malaria within a few years but it could also unleash potentially devastating unintended consequences, scientists have warned.

Researchers have devised a method of bypassing a fundamental barrier to the rapid spread of genes within a population. They believe that it could be used to spread malaria-resistant genes in mosquitoes to prevent transmission of disease to people.
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Thursday March 5th, 2015

WordPress Wins $25,000 From DMCA Takedown Abuser posted 03/05/2015, 9:10 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
WordPress has scored an important victory in court against a man who abused the DMCA to censor an article of a critical journalist. The court agreed that the takedown request was illegitimate and awarded WordPress roughly $25,000 in damages and attorneys fees.... (more)


Tuesday February 10th, 2015

Left Shark Bites Back: 3D Printer Sculptor Hires Lawyer To Respond To Katy Perry's Bogus Takedown posted 02/10/2015, 7:05 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Did you think Katy Perry's lawyers sending a questionable cease & desist letter over 3d printable plans for "the left shark" backup dancer in Katy Perry's Superbowl Halftime routine would be the end of that story?... (more)


Monday February 9th, 2015

The Fiddling with Temperature Data is the Biggest Science Scandal Ever posted 02/09/2015, 5:36 AM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Science/Technology]
When future generations look back on the global-warming scare of the past 30 years, nothing will shock them more than the extent to which the official temperature records – on which the entire panic ultimately rested – were systematically “adjusted” to show the Earth as having warmed much more than the actual data justified.

Two weeks ago, under the headline “How we are being tricked by flawed data on global warming”, I wrote about Paul Homewood, who, on hi
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Wednesday February 4th, 2015

ISP Doesn't Have to Expose Pirating Subscribers, Judge Rules posted 02/04/2015, 2:14 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
A federal court in Georgia has quashed a broad DMCA subpoena which required local Internet provider CBeyond to reveal the identities of alleged BitTorrent pirates. The magistrate judge ruled that ISPs don't have to hand over personal information as they are not storing any infringing material themselves.... (more)


Sunday February 1st, 2015

The Pirate Bay Is Back Online! posted 02/01/2015, 8:56 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
The Pirate Bay has risen from its digital ashes once again. TPB is back online today, more than seven weeks after its servers were raided . The notorious torrent site is operating from the familiar .se domain and it appears that data loss is minimal.... (more)


Friday January 30th, 2015

Huge Security Flaw Leaks VPN Users' Real IP-Addresses posted 01/30/2015, 10:01 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
VPN users are facing a massive security flaw as websites can easily see their home IP-addresses through WebRTC. The vulnerability is limited to supporting browsers such as Firefox and Chrome, and appears to affect Windows users only. Luckily the security hole is relatively easy to fix.... (more)


Monday January 26th, 2015

AP Issues 'Clarification' On 'Hottest Year Story': Concedes Claim 'Falls Within A Margin Of Error That Lessens The Certainty' posted 01/26/2015, 12:41 PM (Associated Press)
[Category: Science/Technology]
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Jan. 16, The Associated Press reported that the odds that nine of the 10 hottest years have occurred since 2000 are about 650 million to one. These calculations, as the story noted, treated as equal the possibility of any given year in the records being one of the hottest. The story should have included the fact that substantial warming in the years just prior to this century could make it more likely that the years since were warmer, because high temperatures tend t... (more)


Monday January 19th, 2015

The Free Encryption App That Wants to Replace Gmail, Dropbox, and HipChat posted 01/19/2015, 11:09 AM (Wired)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Cryptographers devote their careers to the science of securing your communications. Twenty-four-year-old Nadim Kobeissi has devoted his to the art of making that security as easy as possible. His software creations like Cryptocat and Minilock encrypt instant messages or shared files with three-letter-agency-level protection, with user interfaces that require Lincoln-Log-level skills. Now he’s combining elements of his dead-simple apps into what he’s calling his biggest release yet, a single plat... (more)


Wednesday December 31st, 2014

Will Patents Ruin The Most Important Biotech Discovery In Recent Years? posted 12/31/2014, 6:09 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Although not many outside the world of the biological sciences have heard of it yet, the CRISPR gene editing technique may turn out to be one of the most important discoveries of recent years -- if patent battles don't ruin it.... (more)


Monday December 29th, 2014

New Documents Reveal Which Encryption Tools The NSA Couldn't Crack posted 12/29/2014, 3:29 PM (The Verge)
[Category: Science/Technology]
The most impressive news to come out of the dump is that, as of 2012, certain emails and chats were still indecipherable by the NSA database when they had been encrypted with the right tools. Reports describe "major problems" following users across the Tor network, or deciphering messages sent through heavily encrypted email providers like Zoho. The agency reported similar problems when deciphering files that had been encrypted with TrueCrypt, an open-source disk-encryption program that was disc... (more)


Dotcom: Encrypted MegaChat is "Coming Soon" posted 12/29/2014, 3:29 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
As 2014 draws to an end, encryption and privacy remain high on the agendas of many netizens. Cloud hosting service Mega has been building its reputation in this niche and is now preparing to deliver a new privacy tool. According to Kim Dotcom the company he founded will soon wave "bye bye" to Skype with the debut of MegaChat.... (more)


Sunday December 28th, 2014

Ice In The Arctic & Antarctic Is 'Not Melting', Says Global Warming Expert posted 12/28/2014, 4:51 PM (Express.co.uk)
[Category: Science/Technology]
In fact, the poles are "much more stable" than climate scientists once predicted and could even be much thicker than previously thought.

For years, scientists have suggested that both poles are melting at an alarming rate because of warming temperatures - dangerously raising the Earth's sea levels while threatening the homes of Arctic and Antarctic animals.

But the uncertainty surrounding climate change and the polar ice caps reached a new level this month when rese
... (more)


Friday December 26th, 2014

Kim "Santa" Dotcom Stops Xbox and Playstation Attacks posted 12/26/2014, 4:48 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Mega founder Kim Dotcom has saved Christmas for many Playstation and Xbox gamers. In what he describes as a Christmas Miracle, Kim Dotcom appears to have stopped Lizard Squad's DDoS attacks by handing out 3,000 vouchers for premium Mega accounts, worth $99 a piece.... (more)


Thursday December 18th, 2014

Researchers Make BitTorrent Anonymous and Impossible to Shut Down posted 12/18/2014, 9:39 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
While the BitTorrent ecosystem is filled with uncertainty and doubt, researchers at Delft University of Technology have released the first version of their anonymous and decentralized BitTorrent network. "Tribler makes BitTorrent anonymous and impossible to shut down," lead researcher Prof. Pouwelse says.... (more)


Wednesday December 17th, 2014

Cleveland Police Union Thug Cop-splains Blue Privilege posted 12/17/2014, 9:51 AM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Law enforcement is a career that selects for people of severely limited intellect. Even in that undistinguished company, Jeffrey Follmer, president of the Cleveland Patrolman's Association, is a gopher mound among the Himalayas.

Follmer is marginally verbal and displays no capacity for critical thinkin
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Tuesday December 16th, 2014

Pirate Bay Responds to The Raid, Copies and The Future posted 12/16/2014, 11:06 AM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
The Pirate Bay crew has broken its silence for the first time since the site was knocked down hard by a raid in Sweden last week. The people behind the site are still considering their options and have no concrete comeback plans yet. Nevertheless, they encourage the public to keep the Kopimi spirit alive.... (more)


Tuesday December 2nd, 2014

Fired Dallas Officer Found Not Guilty After Accuser Deported posted 12/02/2014, 6:44 PM (Dallas Morning News)
[Category: Science/Technology]
A jury found a fired Dallas police officer not guilty of a pair of misdemeanors Monday after the alleged victim, who has been deported, did not show up for court.

Rene Villanueva, 37, was accused of using excessive force to arrest a drunken driver who hit a Dallas County sheriff’s deputy with his pickup in November 2013. Villanueva was indicted on assault and official oppression charges — class A misdemeanors — for the incident in March. Dallas Police Chief David Brown quickly fir
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Thursday November 20th, 2014

Free-Market Company Works To Actually Fight Crime With High-Tech Security Guard Robots posted 11/20/2014, 9:20 AM (InformationLiberation)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Capitalists in the semi-free-market have developed a security guard robot to patrol businesses and prevent crime from occurring, at a cost that's less than that of a human security guard.

From KPIX:
MOUNTAIN VIEW (KPIX 5) – A new kind of security guard is on patrol in Silicon Va... (more)


Tuesday November 4th, 2014

PINAC's Jeff Gray Accused of Being Drug-Running Sovereign Citizen who Fights with Cops posted 11/04/2014, 12:55 PM (PINAC)
[Category: Science/Technology]
The Florida Fusion Center, a supposed high-intelligence counter-terrorism task force made up of federal, state and local cops, has falsely accused PINAC's Jeff Gray of being a dangerous domestic terrorist who collaborates with drug fiends and scraps it out with police officers on the streets.

Those of us who know Gray or follow his HonorYourOath Youtube channel, know n
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Wednesday October 29th, 2014

Government measures 'may have slowed down global warming', Energy minister claims posted 10/29/2014, 9:45 AM (The Daily Mail)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Government environmental measures may already have helped to slow down global warming, an energy minister has claimed.

Baroness Sandip Verma said the rate of warming might have decreased, which could support the effectiveness of green policies.
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Wednesday October 22nd, 2014

3D-Printed Gun Maker Draws Jail Term In Japan posted 10/22/2014, 6:29 AM (ITworld)
[Category: Science/Technology]
A Japanese court on Monday sentenced a man to two years in prison for making firearms with a 3D printer.

The Yokohama District Court handed down the sentence to Yoshitomo Imura, a 28-year-old former employee of Shonan Institute of Technology who made a number of guns with a 3D printer in his home in Kawasaki outside Tokyo last year.
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Paralysed Man Walks Again After Treatment By British Doctors On Brink Of 'Cure' For Paralysis posted 10/22/2014, 6:29 AM (The Independent)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Millions of paralysis sufferers are today offered the possibility of a cure for the first time after a new technique pioneered by British doctors allowed a man with a severed spinal cord to recover the ability to walk.... (more)


Monday October 20th, 2014

Shooting Santa to Save the World posted 10/20/2014, 4:13 AM (Quadrant Online)
[Category: Science/Technology]
If you ever doubted that warmism endorses a preening, totalitarian disdain for the lives and rights of others, take up a copy of "Climate Change" by graphic novelist Philippe Squarzoni, who imagines how virtuous it would be to go berserk with an assault rifle in a shopping mall. And yes, he's not joking... (more)


Friday October 17th, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson Attacks 'Startup Culture,' Demonstrates Lack Of Understanding About Innovation posted 10/17/2014, 12:48 AM (Techdirt)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Let me say, first off, that I'm generally a fan of Neil deGrasse Tyson. The guy is obviously super smart, tells very entertaining stories, and, in general, I really like the fact that our culture has turned an astrophysicist into something of a rock star. That's awesome. And I say that even after I read Sean Davis' rather epic takedown of Tyson's apparent penchant for fabricating quotes and stories (when it's not necessary) and bad math (that last one is less forgivable for someon... (more)
What a fascinating takedown of this phony scientist, I hadn't seen any of the articles linked, though I've always despised the man because he's virulently anti-science in the sense he acts as though theories about facts are facts (for example, global warming). I don't necessarily even fault him for his made-up quotes, it can be excused by a faulty memory, on the other hand acting like scientific theories are facts and saying one must believe in them to be considered "pro-science" turns "science" into a religion, when the opposite is the case. Skepticism and the need for absolute proof before belief is a requirement if one is to draw conclusions about what is fact. Scientific theories on the other hand are people's guesses as to the nature of facts, to confuse the two and act as though scientific theories are facts is not to advocate science but it's opposite. - Chris


Thursday October 2nd, 2014

‘Blatant nonsense’: Media hyped walrus climate scare stories debunked – Claims recycled year-after-year posted 10/02/2014, 12:44 PM (Climate Depot)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Zoologist Dr. Susan Crockford: Mass haulouts of Pacific walrus and stampede deaths are not new, not due to low ice cover - 'The attempts by WWF and others to link this event to global warming is self-serving nonsense that has nothing to do with science...this is blatant nonsense and those who support or encourage this interpretation are misinforming the public.'... (more)


Monday September 29th, 2014

Antarctic Sea Ice On Turbo-Steroids…Mutates To A Behemoth…Sets Quantum All-Time Record High Extent! posted 09/29/2014, 1:52 PM (NoTricksZone)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Not only was last year’s all-time high sea ice record beaten this year, but smashed it by such a wide a margin that is meteorologically unworldly. If anyone is searching for a sign of a “tipping point”, this could be one. Unfortunately the tip seems to be in the opposite direction!... (more)
What a shame, I was really looking forward to global warming! - Chris


Tuesday September 2nd, 2014

Tribler Makes BitTorrent Anonymous With Built-in Tor Network posted 09/02/2014, 2:28 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Researchers at Delft University of Technology have released the first public test of their anonymous BitTorrent client. With the new Tribler release users can share files more securely, without exposing their IP-address to the rest of the world.... (more)


Thursday August 28th, 2014

ALS Association Tries To Trademark Ice Bucket Challenge, Despite Having Nothing To Do With It Originally posted 08/28/2014, 12:00 PM (Techdirt)
[Category: Science/Technology]
t appears that the ALS Association -- by far the largest beneficiary of the Ice Bucket Challenge -- is now trying to trademark the term. ... (more)


Wednesday August 27th, 2014

Experimental US Hypersonic Weapon Destroyed Seconds After Launch posted 08/27/2014, 9:16 AM (The Telegraph)
[Category: Science/Technology]
An experimental hypersonic weapon which could one day be capable of striking any target around the world within an hour was destroyed seconds after launching from a US military test-bed in Alaska. ... (more)


Wednesday August 6th, 2014

A Cop's "Worst Nightmare": Accountability posted 08/06/2014, 3:19 PM (William Norman Grigg)
[Category: Science/Technology]
What is the “worst nightmare” one can imagine in an encounter between a police officer and a member of the productive class? One answer is offered by the experience of Eric Garner, who died after being choked and swarmed without cause by a thugscrum of NYPD officers. That nightmare continues for his wife, his six children, his grandchildren, and others who were deprived of his company because of an unprovoked act of c... (more)


Thursday July 31st, 2014

Bleep... BitTorrent Unveils Serverless & Encrypted Chat Client posted 07/31/2014, 3:24 PM (TorrentFreak)
[Category: Science/Technology]
BitTorrent Inc., the company behind the popular file-sharing client uTorrent , unveiled its serverless chat client today. BitTorrent Bleep allows users to communicate via text or voice, fully encrypted and without the need for central servers.... (more)


Monday June 9th, 2014

UNUN IPCC Lead Author Dr. Richard Tol: ‘The claim of a 97% consensus on global warming does not stand up’ posted 06/09/2014, 8:30 AM (Richard Tol)
[Category: Science/Technology]
Consensus is irrelevant in science. There are plenty of examples in history where everyone agreed and everyone was wrong.... (more)


Tuesday May 27th, 2014

Changing the Climate Change Narrative posted 05/27/2014, 12:48 AM (Logan Albright)
[Category: Science/Technology]
It's a bit of a film cliche that the bad guys, while possessing armies of flunkies, have no loyalty to their employees and happily sell them out, or even murder them without a second thought. Many a Bond villain has left me wondering, "why would anyone agree to work for this guy?"

Of course, it's fiction and thus subject to exaggeration, but we see the same kind of thing going on in real life all the time. Government is all too happy to use a certain subset of the population to ac
... (more)


Saturday May 24th, 2014

Alarmist Paul Ehrlich Predicts Need to 'Eat the Bodies of Your Dead' posted 05/24/2014, 5:48 PM (NewsBusters)
[Category: Science/Technology]
The zombie apocalypse is nigh! The zombie apocalypse is nigh!

Well, no it isn’t. In fact, it’s probably as likely to occur as the rest of Paul Ehrlich’s predictions.

Ehrlich, a Stanford University biologist famous for his widely debunked book “The Population Bomb,” doubled down on his climate change and overpopulation fear-mongering with HuffPost Live on May 21. Ehrlich warned host Josh Zepps that the dangers of overpopulation are growing, blaming Republicans and t
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