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A Jacket Made From Electronic Thread Goes on Sale This Year

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We have been trying to update our clothing for quite some time now. From clothing that can help us with our work out to something that can change to a new design on command, the concept of “smart clothing” isn’t entirely new. But when the biggest names in tech and fashion come together to sponsor a product, heads inevitably begin to turn.

Google and Levi have come together to unveil a simpler way to interface with technology through Project Jacquard. With conductive yarn, interactive textiles, and embedded electronics, this revolutionary jacket features a Bluetooth system that controls your device through gestures directed at the cufflinks.

Whether it’s changing songs, adjusting the volume, or figuring the best route to your destination — the gesture controls provide the wearer with a simper way to stay connected on the go while no one watching is any the wiser. The inconspicuous design is modeled after Levi’s trucker jacket, the Commuter Trucker, only underscoring the duality of comfort and control for the user. To top it off, the jacket also comes with its own app.

After 18 months of development, the jacquard project has gained some traction. The jacket has impressed many, but there’s no guarantee that it will be a success.

Wearable smart technology has had a difficult debut since google glass. Even today investors look at the apple watch the same anxiety, and it easy to understand why — consumers just don’t see the need for them yet.

However, unlike other forms of wearable technology where hardware takes heavy precedence, project jacquard was made without “blinking” on the jacket — rather, the textiles and intuitive interface is expected to speak for itself.

The smart jacket will release this fall at a retail price of $350.
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60 Minutes to delve into H-1B Visa Abuse

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Tomorrow's episode will feature Americans screwed out of their jobs by lower-cost H-1B Visa workers.

The ultimate kick in the ass? The American workers have to train them before they go through a "Knowledge Transfer".

This story has been gaining steam over the past year as more and more companies continue to Abuse the H-1B Visa. This has also spilled over to Colleges:

UCSF - A college charging over $32,000 dollars for in-state tuition - just laid off it's tech staff to hire cheaper replacements.

I worked in the tech industry from 2004-2008 and it was a shit show after the recession began at the end of 2007. Multiple companies gutting all their tech departments to hire outsourced or in-sourced cheaper, shittier, foreign labor.

But hey, let's quote the old South Park episode "DEY TOOK ER JERBS" because fuck Americans who want to keep their jobs right?
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Media hysteria over supposed Meals On Wheels cuts debunked from Left and Right

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The internet exploded this week with the “news” that President Trump’s budget proposal included cutting and/or completely eliminating the Meals on Wheels program. The headlines were outrageous clickbait that had little to do with the actual budget proposal.

For example, New York Magazine has an article entitled, “White House Says Cutting Meals on Wheels is ‘Compassionate’,” Rolling Stone has one entitled “Meals on Wheels Seniors Respond to Trump: Cut Something Else,” the BBC writes that “Meals on Wheels cut back prompts backlash,” and Slate declares that “Trump’s budget director says Meals on Wheels sounds great but doesn’t work.”

The problem with these and the many other such headlines is that Trump is not cutting, and is certainly not eliminating, Meals on Wheels.

Meals on Wheels receives the majority of its funding from private donations, donations that surged following the release of President Trump’s proposed budget.

Additionally, the bulk of the federal funding that does go to Meals on Wheels comes from HHS and remains unaffected by the proposed cuts to Community Development Block Grants (CDBG). The media, however, doesn’t let facts get in the way of their faux outrage, fear-mongering, and fake news.
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Trump Just Announced Plan To End ‘Meals On Wheels’ For Seniors

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>Throughout his campaign for president and since his election, Donald Trump has promised to reduce the size of government, cut taxes, eliminate regulations and slash numerous social programs, even as he boosts defense spending by billions.

>One popular program facing elimination is “Meals On Wheels,” which uses federal funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development to mobilize volunteers, businesses and donors to provide nutrition to thousands of senior citizens on a daily basis. It supports over 5,000 community-based organizations across America, reaching people in both urban and rural areas.
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polak speaks the truth

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Google starts flagging offensive content in search results

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>With growing criticism over misinformation in search results, Google is taking a harder look at potentially "upsetting" or "offensive" content, tapping humans to aid its computer algorithms to deliver more factually accurate and less inflammatory results.
>The humans are Google's 10,000 independent contractors who work as what Google calls quality raters. They are given searches based on real queries to score the results, and they operate based on guidelines provided by Google.
>On Tuesday they were handed a new one: to hunt for "Upsetting-Offensive" content such as hate or violence against a group of people, racial slurs or offensive terminology, graphic violence including animal cruelty or child abuse or explicit information about harmful activities such as human trafficking, according to guidelines posted by Google.
>The goal: to steer people with queries such as "did the Holocaust happen" to trustworthy websites and not to websites that engage in falsehoods or hate speech.

Archive link is messy:

Alternatives to Google

Alternative to Youtube:
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NRA wants ban on lead ammunition repealed-intended prevent poisoning wildlife.

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>Hours after literally riding into town on a horse for his first day on the job, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Thursday scrapped an Obama-era ban on hunting with lead bullets on federal lands.
>The rule, put into place during the final days of the Obama administration, was cast as an attempt to prevent the lead poisoning of animals on all lands overseen by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
>“Over the past eight years … hunting, and recreation enthusiasts have seen trails closed and dramatic decreases in access to public lands across the board,” Mr. Zinke said in a statement. “It worries me to think about hunting and fishing becoming activities for the land-owning elite. This package of secretarial orders will expand access for outdoor enthusiasts and also make sure the community’s voice is heard.”

For what purpose?
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Alexsey Belan and Evgeniy Bogachev, both Russian nationals, are on the FBI’s most-wanted list for cyber crimes. Both have been indicted in the U.S. on charges ranging from identity theft to bank fraud. But when the U.S. asked Moscow to detain them, it seems to have recruited them instead.

The Justice Department on Wednesday named Belan as one of four men who stole 500 million Yahoo user accounts in 2014. Two of the other men named were Russian intelligence agents, who are accused of recruiting Belan after the U.S. put out an international notice for his arrest in 2013.

“Instead of acting on the U.S. government’s Red Notice and detaining Belan after his return, Dokuchaev and Sushchin [the Russian intelligence agents] subsequently used him to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo’s network,” reads the Justice Department’s announcement.

Bogachev isn’t named in that indictment, but three days before it was announced, The New York Times reported he had a similar relationship with Russian intelligence. Rather than detaining Bogachev, the Russian government appears to have taken advantage of his vast network of malware-infected computers to spy on U.S. companies and agencies.

Before it became apparent Belan and Bogachev were colluding with Russian intelligence, both had racked up many criminal charges in the U.S. Belan had been charged with data theft in Las Vegas in 2012 and with computer fraud in San Francisco in 2013, according to the FBI. Bogachev had been charged with an even longer list of crimes, including racketeering and bank fraud, and the FBI issued a $3 million bounty for his capture in 2015.
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Riots and violence in Sweden

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After Trump made Swedish comments, riots started, grenade exploded 2 days after,and then shootings happened in Swedish city Malmo (less then 30% of population is real Swedes lol)

Pictures from Libtard utopia called Sweden
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