Buycott shows you a product's corporate family tree while you shop. In her keynote speech at last year’s annual Netroots Nation gathering, Darcy Burner pitched a seemingly simple idea to the thousands of bloggers and web developers in the audience. The former Microsoft MSFT +0.94% programmer and congressional candidate proposed a smartphone app allowing shoppers to swipe barcodes to check whether conservative billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch were behind a product on the shelves.Awesome!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
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Wednesday, May 08, 2013
One of the dreams for security experts is the creation of a quantum internet that allows perfectly secure communication based on the powerful laws of quantum mechanics. The basic idea here is that the act of measuring a quantum object, such as a photon, always changes it. So any attempt to eavesdrop on a quantum message cannot fail to leave telltale signs of snooping that the receiver can detect. That allows anybody to send a “one-time pad” over a quantum network which can then be used for secure communication using conventional classical communication.That's pretty cool!
Posted by Plunderer at 5:08 PM
Dick Cheney slams Obama administration's Benghazi performance as 'a failure of leadership ... I cannot understand why they weren't ready'
Former Vice President Dick Cheney criticized the Obama administration on Tuesday for its handling of the September 11, 2012 terror attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, calling it 'a failure of leadership.' Cheney said U.S. leaders should have been better prepared for violence on the anniversary of the al-Qaeda attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in 2001.Seriously???? Go fuck yourself, Cheney!
Posted by Plunderer at 3:53 PM
Monday, April 29, 2013
The legislation, being worked up by Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX), represents the latest—and bluntest—attack on NSF by congressional Republicans seeking to halt what they believe is frivolous and wasteful research being funded in the social sciences.Seriously, WTFF??!!?!?!?!? He wants to kill peer review? This was also the genius behind SOPA.
Posted by Plunderer at 4:53 PM
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Number of cases recovering purified ricin during the war on terror: 0 Number of deaths from ricin used in terror plots: 0 Number of men arrested in the US, for messing with castor seeds: about a dozen, one of them recently deceased.Sheesh! This is fucking ridiculous.
Posted by Plunderer at 10:07 PM
Monday, April 08, 2013
Grover Norquist, the intellectual leader of the anti-tax crowd in Washington, had praised Jindal’s plan as “the boldest, most pro-growth state tax reform in U.S. history.” He noted that it was particularly significant, because with Obama positioned to veto anything resembling the House GOP’s budget for the next several years, Louisiana might be Republicans’ best chance to show off their tax ideas on the state level. “The national media and Acela-corridor crowd continue to focus on the bickering Washington, but they can learn what real tax reform looks like by looking to Louisiana,” Norquist said. It didn’t turn out that way. Only 27 percent of Louisiana voters supported the plan in the latest SMOR poll versus a whopping 63 percent opposed. The idea didn’t even garner majority support among Republicans. According to SMOR pollster Bernie Pinsonat, Jindal’s true approval is likely even lower than their mid-March poll indicated.How could they possibly field such horrible ideas and still survive? This is insanity? Are people finally waking up?!?!?!?
Posted by Plunderer at 11:11 PM
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Ask the overgrown toddler party. Apparently, they are as focused as a dog with a bone (with about as much intelligence), and felt the need to grill the treasury nominee on Benghazi. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/13/jack-lew-benghazi_n_2681009.html Remember, these are the same hypocritical idiots that opposed the 9/11 commission and investigation. -P
Posted by Plunderer at 10:05 AM
“This is the first time in the history of our country that a presidential nominee for secretary of defense has been filibustered. What a shame,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said on the floor of the chamber.Proving they are just a bunch of children wearing grown up clothes (again), they filibustered their former republican colleague. I blame this one on Harry Reid. I knew years ago they would NEVER honor any gentlemen's agreement. Why didn't Reid? Right now, I'm inclined to cut a check to ANYONE who opposes him just to get the spineless twerp OUT of the the Senate. Reid, this is on YOU!
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Sunday, February 03, 2013
S.M., for example, started to frantically wave her hand near the mask about 8 seconds after inhalation, and then screamed for help. “It felt like my throat was closing up… I couldn’t breathe,” she told the researchers in an interview afterwards. When asked how it had made her feel, she replied: “Panic, mostly, because I didn’t know what the hell was going on.” She described the feeling as the worst one she’d ever had, and expressed surprise at her reaction, because she couldn’t remember having reacted in that way ever before.Fascinating...
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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
“We take this antioxidant, which exists in tiny amounts in wine, to a level where it can actually do something,” he told AFP on Tuesday. Jardine said loading up wine with antioxidants usually made it too tannic and undrinkable, but by also making the antioxidants more fat-soluble, and more easily absorbed by the body, they surprisingly also became more palatable.Any excuse to drink more wine...
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