Saturday, March 5, 2016

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What I  build when I'm bored and I'm nasty with it.
I can tag you from 3 mies away with less than $200 invested.
I  can tag a squriiel from 3 miles away
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The 12 hottest tech products expected in 2016

Minecraft HoloLens

We had plenty to get excited about in 2015 with the introduction of nifty new tech toys such as the Apple Watch and the Amazon Echo. 
But 2016 is shaping up to be a big year for tech launches too. Virtual reality, drone and robotic technology, and new smartphone innovations are all under development at big players like Apple and Google, as well as at smaller startup companies. 
 Here are some of the top products on our radar for next year:

Facebook's Oculus Rift will kick off the virtual reality revolution.

Facebook's Oculus Rift will kick off the virtual reality revolution.

For gamers and sci-fi lovers, the long awaited moment will arrive in Q1 of 2016 when Facebook-owned Oculus finally ships the Rift virtual reality headset. The Rift is the product with the best chance of bringing virtual reality to the masses, which explains why Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was willing to pay $2 billion to buy the company in 2014. The headset must be paired with a heavy-duty PC to work its magic, and the final price of the Rift is still unknown, but people who have tried prototypes have been blown away by the experience.

Apple could release a small iPhone for people who liked the old iPhone's size better.

Apple could release a small iPhone for people who liked the old iPhone's size better.

Not everyone wants a giant screen. The rumored Apple iPhone 6c could offer something smaller, and cheaper. According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the mini iPhone would feature a 4-inch screen and the same A9 processor that’s currently in the iPhone 6s, though it might not include support for 3D Touch. The iPhone Mini could be unveiled in March, according to many reports.

Google Project Ara would let you snap components onto your phone like Legos.

Google Project Ara would let you snap components onto your phone like Legos.

Imagine being able to snap on components to your phone as easily as playing with Lego toys. That's the promise of Google's Project Ara, which aims to let you customize your device by adding pieces like a better camera, extra memory, and even special sensors to do things like test if drinking water is clean. Making this a reality is not so simple. Google had initially promised a limited "market pilot" of the technology in 2015, but has since pushed the date back to sometime in 2016. 

The Starship Technologies robot will deliver stuff to your doorstep.

The Starship Technologies robot will deliver stuff to your doorstep.

It may be some time before Amazon's delivery drones are ready to air-drop packages on your doorstep, but two of the cofounders of Skype have created ground-based robo-vehicles to deliver packages. The six-wheeled electric vehicles can carry the equivalent of two grocery bags (in a locked compartment), traveling on sidewalks to deliver cargo within a 3 mile radius. The droid uses cameras, sensors and maps to navigate autonomously 99% of the time and will launch the first "pilot" services with partners in the U.S. and U.K. in 2016.

Microsoft HoloLens will turn the world into a hallucinatory vision.

Microsoft HoloLens will turn the world into a hallucinatory vision.

Ever since Microsoft showed off a prototype of its augmented reality HoloLens glasses earlier this year, the tech world has been abuzz. The glasses use holographic technology and Microsoft's Windows 10 software to overlay digital images onto the wearer's view of the real world. A user can stare at their living room wall and see digital objects, from video games to video conferencing. More importantly, the user can interact with the digital objects. An early version of HoloLens will be available to developers in 2016 for $3,000. Consumers may have to wait until 2017. 

China’s economic turmoil sends ripples of anxiety across G20

Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi speaks at the first 2016 G20 Sherpa Meeting in Beijing on January 14, 2016. The Sherpa Meeting is taking place ahead of the G20 Summit, which will be held in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province in September 2016. AFP PHOTO / POOL/ Mark SchiefelbeinMark Schiefelbein/AFP/Getty Images

When China presented the programme for its G20 presidency to top officials from the world’s leading economies last week, Beijing laid out four economically wholesome priorities.

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China, state councillor Yang Jiechi told the “Sherpas” gathered in Beijing, was eager for the G20 to break “a new path for growth” and pursue “more effective” global economic governance, “robust international trade” and “inclusive development”.
But Mr Yang, China’s top foreign policy official, should probably have added a fifth priority: convincing the world’s other leading economies that China’s leaders were still in control.
Tumbling markets and anxieties over the Chinese economy have given President Xi Jinping and his fellow Communist party leaders a more difficult start to Beijing’s stint as the G20’s rotating chair than it had hoped.
But the tricky start to 2016 has also left officials and analysts across the world’s other leading economies scratching their heads and pondering new concerns over the impact of China’s woes on their own economies.
US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, in a phone conversation with Liu He, China’s director of the office of the central leading group on economic and financial affairs, discussed the importance of China clearly communicating its policies and actions to the market — something the country has come under fire for in the wake of currency and stock market turmoil.
Mr Lew also reiterated the importance of China supporting household income and rebalancing towards consumption-led growth, including through appropriate fiscal policies, and his belief that doing so would enable it to succeed in its planned economy transition to a consumption-led model.
“We consider the Chinese economy the biggest source of uncertainty for the Korean economy this year,” says Chang Min, head of the research department at the Bank of Korea.
That anxiety is repeated across the G20 economies, with China’s economic management overtaking Federal Reserve policy as the biggest immediate concern for the global economy.
In the US, some economists have questioned whether, given the turmoil in China, the Fed acted too soon when it raised rates in December for the first time in almost a decade.
George Osborne, the UK’s chancellor of the exchequer, has become markedly more pessimistic since the start of the new year, warning the British economy is at risk of being buffeted by a “dangerous cocktail of new threats”, including slower China growth and the knock-on fall in commodity prices, recession in Russia and Brazil and the decline in global stock markets.

The International Monetary Fund, meanwhile, is facing questions over whether it unwittingly contributed to pressure on China’s renminbi via its decision in November to admit the currency to the elite basket used to value the fund’s special drawing rights.
In public, G20 officials have mostly continued to express support for the Chinese leadership and its efforts to rebalance the economy away from one driven by exports to one more dependent on domestic consumption. They have also played down fears that any weakening of the renminbi should be seen as the first blast of a currency war.
In Paris last week, Christine Lagarde, IMF managing director, praised China for embarking on “an ambitious multiyear rebalancing of its economy, toward slower and more sustainable growth” that “in the long run, will benefit everybody”.
Asked about the swings in China and their impact on the US economy earlier this month, Jack Lew, US treasury secretary, said: “The challenge that I think we have to keep our eye on is: will China stick to the reform programmes that it has committed to? Will it continue to open up its markets?”
But behind closed doors, anxieties remain about the capacity of Chinese officials to communicate with the markets and manage the turmoil.

The Game of Thrones in the South China Sea may have a new player: India

The already hot waters of the South China Sea seem to be heading for boiling point.

The US and India have held talks to conduct joint naval patrols in the Indian Ocean and in the South China Sea by the end of the year, Reuters reported. Joint naval patrols involve two countries working together to secure maritime interests, a manoeuvre that the Indian Navy has so far never undertaken.

A strategically vital and reportedly oil rich 3,500,000-square-kilometre body of water, the South China Sea is ensconced between the Asian mainland and a whole host of east Asian island nations. And almost every country touched by it—China, The Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Brunei, and Malaysia, among others—claim some right or the other over it, or at least over some part of it.

China, of course, is the most assertive. The dominant military and economic power in the region, Beijing has been building man-made islands to use as bases for supporting air and sea patrols. The idea is also perceived to be part of its strategy to legitimise its claims over the region in the long run.

India’s apparent decision to partner Washington in patrolling the region comes a year after US president Barack Obama and Indian prime minister Narendra Modi agreed to “identify specific areas for expanding maritime cooperation” and “ensuring freedom of navigation” in the South China Sea. When they met in New Delhi in January 2015, the two leaders had expressed concerns about “rising tensions over maritime territorial disputes” in the region.

An emailed questionnaire to India’s foreign ministry by Quartz remained unanswered while an Indian Navy spokesperson said he wasn’t aware of any decision on the joint patrolling. A Pentagon spokesperson, meanwhile, said that “on the matter of joint patrols, no decisions have been made and we do not have any additional details to provide at this time.”

Kanwal Sibal, a former Indian foreign secretary, expressed skepticism at possibility of the joint patrols.

“So far, India has not faced any problem with its vessel movement in the region and unless there is provocation, there is no need for India to undertake a joint patrol,” Sibal told Quartz. “The implications of such an act can be big.”

Other analysts, however, viewed the possible move as more aggressive posturing by New Delhi.

“I think India has become more candid about its foreign policy now,” Sameer Patil, a fellow at Mumbai-based think tank, Gateway House, told Quartz. “For instance, India had never put its bilateral concerns on paper, which it did when the US president visited India last year. This recent decision is sending a strong message to China.”

“This will signal to the Chinese that they cannot undermine us (India) and expect us not to react,” Manoj Joshi, a distinguished fellow at the New Delhi-based think tank, Observer Research Foundation, told Quartz.

“This is a signal for a realignment of the Indian foreign policy. Till now, India said it was unaligned, it remains so today. But it has distinctly come closer to the US and Japan. This is also a signal that India does not expect too much from China, either in the settlement of the border dispute or from investments.”

Since coming to power in 2014, Modi has spent much time and effort on foreign policy. Closer home, his trips to Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar, have been largely aimed at rebuilding India’s influence in the region. Modi has also actively engaged with China, hosting president Xi Jinping in September 2014 before making a trip to Beijing in May 2015.

Friday, March 4, 2016

This pissed me off!

Trust no politician, they're all professional liars!
I ask no one trust me & as a matter of fact, "Don't"!
Trust your common sense.
Test your water.

Care for a non funny funny fact?

During the Gulf Oil Spill there was an oil spill going on in Tuskegee your media hid from you:

The Truth About Texaco and Morphine
Texaco's legal researchers have been working for decades to find a way to solidify their monopolies over the industries that produce various essential household goods. When they succeed, they'll immediately start incorporating dangerous morphine byproducts into the manufacturing process.
Employees of Texaco were seen at both Project Tuskegee and the Gulf oil spill-- despite the fact that they had no good reason to be there.
You can find subtle references to this in a number of official documents, but government red-tape makes sure that most of those documents are all but inaccessible to ordinary people.
Extra volumes of the Dead Sea Scrolls exist-- and they're filled with predictions about Project Tuskegee. Guess what? They turned out to be true! However, Wikileaks have purchased them all, and they're being hidden in deep vaults under the Vatican.
Hikers recently discovered a secret facility operated by the Census Bureau underneath the Vatican. It wasn't on the news-- and you know why? That base was used for researching morphine back in the 60s.
The truth is out there. Find it.
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  2. Rosenberg, Steven A., James C. Yang, and Nicholas P. Restifo. "Cancer immunotherapy: moving beyond current vaccines." Nature medicine 10.9 (2004): 909-915.
  3. Hrebenar, Ronald J. Interest group politics in America. ME Sharpe Inc, 1997.

Hillary could be indicted...

But she won't, her staff may have to take the fall for a Clinton once more

Hillary Clinton faces a range of high and unexpected hurdles to the Democratic nomination which, a year ago, was seen as hers virtually by monarchical right.
She has failed to get beyond the robust challenge from Sen. Bernie Sanders, a septuagenarian socialist whose political career has until now been more a curiosity than a powerful force.
Despite her efforts, Clinton has also failed to drum up enthusiasm for the idea of the historic election of America's first female president.
And she can't seem to shake the perception that, as a former first lady, former senator, former secretary of state and current establishment favorite, she is part of an elite against whom the base of both parties are rebelling this election cycle.
But perhaps the biggest challenge to her candidacy is yet to come. As the Federal Bureau of Investigation drills down on Clinton's handling of classified information on an insecure email network, the Democratic front-runner faces the possibility that she and her top aides could be indicted for compromising national security.
Even if the odds are against her being charged, it's a possibility that has become less easily dismissed than it was last spring, when it was confined to hopeful whispers in Republican circles. Back then, even as news emerged that Clinton had handled sensitive government secrets, most people still thought she would cruise to the presidential nomination this summer.
But few people other than Clinton's own campaign hands now argue that the former secretary of state's legal situation is entirely secure. Two Obama administration agencies, the Justice Department and the State Department, are pursuing related lines of inquiry about her private email usage. Setting aside the handful of Republican-led congressional probes into her emails, experts say Clinton can no longer credibly make the case that concern about her handling of classified information falls strictly along party lines.
Which leads to certain questions. If accusations against Clinton lead to an indictment, what would follow? Could she continue to run for the White House? What would happen to her delegates? Would the Democrats allow themselves to be represented in the general election by Sanders, or would Vice President Joe Biden or some other champion step in to take her place?
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Human Trafficking Awareness

 In support of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has resources for mental health professionals, law enforcement personnel, health care professionals, and survivors on the signs of trafficking and services for human trafficking survivors.
The following resources provide information on human trafficking and on how to best serve those affected and their communities.
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The 12 Core Concepts for Understanding Traumatic Stress Responses in Children and Families — Adapted for Youth who are Trafficked
Trafficking involves circumstances (such as exploitation and coercion) that youth experience as traumatic (violating or threatening); therefore, youth who have been trafficked may exhibit responses to child traumatic stress.

The 12 Core Concepts for Understanding Traumatic Stress Responses in Children and Families provide a rationale for trauma-informed assessment and intervention. The Concepts cover a broad range of points that practitioners and agencies should consider as they strive to assess, understand, and assist trauma-exposed children, families, and communities in trauma-informed ways.
1. Traumatic experiences are inherently complex.—Every traumatic event is made up of different traumatic moments. These moments may include varying degrees of objective life threat, physical violation, and witnessing of injury or death. The moment-to-moment reactions youth have to these individual events are even more complex due to limitations in appraising and responding to danger, safety, and protection. When youth are sold for sex or labor, they constantly receive information that they must weigh and react to quickly. Thoughts come quickly and continuously: “What do I need to do to survive this? What’s worse, if he rapes me or kills me? If I don’t do what they say, what will they do to me? If I don’t do this, will my ‘boyfriend’ will be angry?”
2. Trauma occurs within a broad context that includes youth's personal characteristics, life experiences, and current circumstances.—Early interpersonal trauma may make youth more vulnerable to trafficking, teaching them not to trust others and to survive by any means necessary even if that involves further maltreatment. How they deal with, respond to, and cope with these situations stems from their current experience (e.g., a strong bond with the trafficker), the accumulation of their past experiences (e.g., childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence), and temperament as well as their physical, familial, community, and cultural environments.
3. Traumatic events often generate secondary adversities, life changes, and distressing reminders in youth's daily lives.—Some trafficked youth cannot escape a constant flood of painful and demoralizing reminders of past traumatic events or moments. Reminders can be anything that a youth associates with a traumatic experience (i.e., smell of alcohol, cologne, or sweat, certain locations) whether large or small, obvious or unknown. Reminders occur when least expected and youth may react with avoidance, numbing, hypervigilance, re-experiencing, or other responses. Traumatic events often generate secondary adversities such as social stigma, ongoing treatment for injuries, and legal proceedings. These adversities coupled with trauma reminders and loss reminders may produce significant fluctuations in a youth’s emotional and behavioral functioning.
4. Youth can exhibit a wide range of reactions to trauma and loss.—Due to past or on-going trauma, youth may respond to everyday challenges with rage, aggression, defiance, recklessness, or by bonding with aggressors. Others may withdraw, emotionally shut down, dissociate, self-harm, or self-medicate.
5. Danger and safety are primary concerns in the lives of youth who have had traumatic experiences.—Trafficked youth may believe that no person, relationship, or place can ever be safe or trustworthy. Continual exposure to traumatic experiences can make it more difficult for youth to distinguish between safe and unsafe situations, and may lead to significant changes in their own protective and risk-taking behavior.
6. Traumatic experiences affect the family and broader caregiving system.—Parents, caregivers, family members, and friends may want to help a youth who has been trafficked, but they may not know how to regain the youth’s trust or how to help the youth envision a life that doesn’t involve being trafficked.
7. Protective and promotive factors can reduce the adverse impact of trauma.—Supportive adults and communities, strong social connections, positive mentors, high self-esteem, and good coping skills can buffer the effects of trauma experienced by trafficked youth. When given the opportunity, many trafficked youth demonstrate remarkable resilience and enormous capacity to heal.

3 ISIS Twitter accounts ‘trace back to UK govt computers,’ claim hackers

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At least three Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) supporters’ social media accounts are run from IP addresses linked to the British government’s Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), a group of hackers has claimed.
The group of teenage computer experts, known as ‘VandaSec,’ have unearthed details of internet protocol (IP) addresses used by three jihadists to access Twitter accounts used to carry out online recruitment.
The addresses were thought to be based in Saudi Arabia, but upon further inspection they linked back to the DWP’s London offices, according to the Daily Mirror.
Don’t you think that’s strange?” one of the hackers asked the Daily Mirror.
We traced these accounts back to London, the home of the British intelligence services,” they added.

This revelation has sparked speculation that someone inside the government is running IS-supporting accounts, or they were created by intelligence services to trap wannabe terrorists.
The evidence caused the Cabinet Office to admit to selling IP addresses to two Saudi firms earlier this year. An expert has suggested this is why the IP’s are linked to the government.
Following the sale, the IP addresses were used by extremists to spread their message of hate on social media.
The DWP denied owning the IP addresses.
The government owns millions of unused IP addresses which we are selling to get a good return for hardworking taxpayers,” a Cabinet Office spokesperson said.
We have sold a number of these addresses to telecoms companies, both in the UK and internationally, to allow their customers to connect to the internet.
We think carefully about which companies we sell addresses to, but how their customers use this internet connection is beyond our control.”
However, the government failed to reveal how much money was made from selling the IP addresses.

Kim Jong Un’s war games

ON FEBRUARY 7th, North Korea fired an Unha-3 satellite-launch rocket into space. The UN Security Council unanimously condemned the exercise—which America, South Korea and Japan see as a part of a programme to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile—promising fresh sanctions. Experts believe that if modified to carry a 2,200lb (1,000kg) warhead instead of a satellite, the Unha-3 could reach Alaska and possibly Hawaii. Less clear is whether North Korea has made the strides it claims in miniaturising a nuclear warhead for the missile to carry.

The launch comes just a month after an announcement by Kim Jong Un, North Korea’s young despot, that the country had detonated its first hydrogen bomb, a weapon far more powerful and much more difficult to build than the atomic sort. Many outside observers agreed that the claim was far-fetched however: both the estimated explosion yield (six kilotons) and the magnitude of the earthquake that followed the blast (5.1) were much too small for a thermonuclear weapon.
But both tests are further reminders of how far the North’s nuclear-weapons programme has advanced through three generations of the ruling Kim family, despite outside efforts to block it. According to a recent estimate it may have as many as 100 weapons by 2020 if its programme is left uncurbed. So how to rein in Mr Kim? The UN Security Council has applied sanctions before, to little effect. Unless and until the country’s only ally, China, loses patience, little can deflect the rogue state from its chosen path.

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