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    Some friends and I went out to the Walmart here in Bowling Green to get some bottled water to donate, and the shelves were completely empty. We went to Kroger next where they were restocking, but had limits on how much a household could take. There wasn't any price gouging going on here, but I heard there was a bit going on in Toledo. It was an interesting experience- you never expect something like that to happen, especially so close to home.

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    I'm not sure which thread is the right one for this information.

    To the extent that a new threat of having one's computer or smartphone get hacked would be considered headline news....

    USB devices such as mice, keyboards and thumb-drives can be used to hack into personal computers in a potential new class of attacks that evade all known security protections, a top computer researcher revealed on Thursday.

    Karsten Nohl, chief scientist with Berlin’s SR Labs, noted that hackers could load malicious software onto tiny, low-cost computer chips that control functions of USB devices but which have no built-in shields against tampering with their code.

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    Computers do not detect the infections when tainted devices are inserted into a PC because anti-virus programs are only designed to scan for software written onto memory and do not scan the “firmware” that controls the functioning of those devices, he said.

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    Once a computer is infected, it could be programmed to infect all USB devices that are subsequently attached to that PC, which would then corrupt machines that they contact.
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    Minneapolis and St. Paul PD and Homeland Security did a drill this weekend involving helicopters...black helicopters.

    Well played, DHS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaNorthStar View Post
    Minneapolis and St. Paul PD and Homeland Security did a drill this weekend involving helicopters...black helicopters.

    Well played, DHS.
    This is so awesome, and I can assure you 80% of DHS has a photo of this at their veal fattening pen cubical.

    You don't want to know what the ATF folks have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MinnesotaNorthStar View Post
    Minneapolis and St. Paul PD and Homeland Security did a drill this weekend involving helicopters...black helicopters.

    Well played, DHS.
    I'm shocked that Flaggy hasn't shown up to comment that it was a dry run for Obama's declaration of martial law in 2016.
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    http://www.cnbc.com/id/102037055#.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    http://www.cnbc.com/id/102037055#.

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    Why?

    Do you live in western Africa?

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    Why?

    Do you live in western Africa?
    I work at night and I'm easily distracted. A bad combo.
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    Ah. I wouldn't worry too much. He wasn't symptomatic when he traveled. Very little chance he spread it unless he had one of the other people on that flight come into contact with his bodily fluids. It doesn't transmit via the air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Ah. I wouldn't worry too much. He wasn't symptomatic when he traveled. Very little chance he spread it unless he had one of the other people on that flight come into contact with his bodily fluids. It doesn't transmit via the air.
    But California has banned plastic bags. THAT will raise the militias!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    But California has banned plastic bags. THAT will raise the militias!!
    The best line I've read on this so far is: "California bans plastic bags; Real Housewives of Orange County to be canceled."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kepler View Post
    The best line I've read on this so far is: "California bans plastic bags; Real Housewives of Orange County to be canceled."
    They'll move to the Jersey Shore.

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    The Nobel Prize in physics was announced today, going to the three scientists who made the 1990 breakthrough to create the first blue LED light, a search that took scientists 30 years to complete, which completed the RGB spectrum to then make white light from an LED possible.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/07/world/...html?hpt=hp_t2

    So my question is this, because the Nobel prizes in science are generally delayed between the time of the discovery, usually after the general population has accepted the invention into common use (for those inventions that are practical rather than theoretical), when does the inventor(s) of 3D printing get the prize?
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    Quote Originally Posted by St. Clown View Post
    The Nobel Prize in physics was announced today, going to the three scientists who made the 1990 breakthrough to create the first blue LED light, a search that took scientists 30 years to complete, which completed the RGB spectrum to then make white light from an LED possible.

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/07/world/...html?hpt=hp_t2

    So my question is this, because the Nobel prizes in science are generally delayed between the time of the discovery, usually after the general population has accepted the invention into common use (for those inventions that are practical rather than theoretical), when does the inventor(s) of 3D printing get the prize?
    Not until I can order a goddam "tea, Earl Grey, hot" from my goddam replicator
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    Not until I can order a goddam "tea, Earl Grey, hot" from my goddam replicator
    You'll just wind up with a tea-fly hybrid.
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/09/sc...pain.html?_r=0

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    But people. It's a ****ing dog. Not even your dog. Not even a dog you've seen before today. Yet here you are, protesting. You risk the potential spread of a truly horrific disease over a dog.

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    Dear Parise. I watch CNN in the morning because I only have basic cable. Whatever bubblehead they have on there just uttered this phrase regarding the battle over Kobani: "To be honest, it ain't goin' well."

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    Jeebus. Watch your local channel or CBS morning show with Charlie Rose.

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