@1 year ago with 10 notes
#sign language #news 

theweekmagazine:

The Israeli military has launched a major assault on Gaza. And they’re live-tweeting it.

(via the-mtblog)

@1 year ago with 143 notes
#news #breaking #Israel #military #war #Gaza #Palestine #Gaza Strip #terror #middle east #social media 

(Source: gifpeanutbutter)

@1 year ago with 90 notes
#puppets #gif #romney #obama #politics #news #this is real #~*~*~ 

Cutting the cord and saving a bundle - John Dvorak comments 

futuristgerd:

People often forgot why they went to cable TV in the first place. Initially the cable system was called a “community antenna” designed to give people great reception. The newer all-digital reception is so superior to the old analog system that the public will realize that it can abandon the cable and go back to its roots.

My networking professor was discussing this the other week. He switched to an antenna and gets full HD channels OTA… When you can stream or download anything you want and get local stations/news for free OTA, why pay hundreds for digital cable?

(via emergentfutures)

@1 year ago with 8 notes
#cable #television #antenna #OTA #local #news #TV #bright house #comcast #time warner #escape from big business 

"I don’t have the time. It would take me too long to go through all the math."

Republican vice presidential candidate PAUL RYAN, refusing to tell Fox “News” host Chris Wallace exactly how Mitt Romney’s tax plan will work.

Wow.  If you can’t even explain the whys and wherefores of your propaganda to your propaganda machine, then your campaign’s got problems.

(Mediaite via Slate)

(Source: inothernews)

@1 year ago with 333 notes
#paul ryan #mitt romney #romney #election2012 #republicans #gop #politics #news 

thedailyfeed:

Today, of 506 promises that could be tracked, President Obama has kept more than he has broken — but he has seen more than half end up either stalled, still in the works or in compromise.

Here are five that he’s kept and five that he’s broken

(via thedailyfeed)

@1 year ago with 61 notes
#News #Politics #Election2012 

"Tonight, on the planet Mars, the United States of America made history."

Statement by the President on Curiosity landing on Mars
(via barackobama)
@1 year ago with 2335 notes
#news #history #space #mars curiosity #president obama 
inothernews:

In which Chick-Fil-A gets caught red-handed creating a fake Facebook account to defend itself from… itself.
@1 year ago with 237 notes
#chick-fil-a #homophobia #hate #news 
laboratoryequipment:

Receiver Far Exceeds ‘Standard Quantum Limit’Communicating with light may soon get a lot easier, hints recent research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Univ. of Maryland’s Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), where scientists have potentially found a way to overcome a longstanding barrier to cleaner signals.The findings, which demonstrate for the first time an error rate far below the “standard quantum limit” for a wide range of light levels, could increase the efficiency of fiber-optic systems by reducing both the power needed to send a signal and the number of errors the receiver makes.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/01/receiver-far-exceeds-standard-quantum-limit

laboratoryequipment:

Receiver Far Exceeds ‘Standard Quantum Limit’

Communicating with light may soon get a lot easier, hints recent research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Univ. of Maryland’s Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), where scientists have potentially found a way to overcome a longstanding barrier to cleaner signals.

The findings, which demonstrate for the first time an error rate far below the “standard quantum limit” for a wide range of light levels, could increase the efficiency of fiber-optic systems by reducing both the power needed to send a signal and the number of errors the receiver makes.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/01/receiver-far-exceeds-standard-quantum-limit

(via scinerds)

@1 year ago with 134 notes
#science #news #light #optic #quantum #fiber optics #internet #speed #physics #laboratory equipment 

Same-sex Marriage Globally

humanrightswatch:

Same-sex marriage is legal in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and Mexico (where same-sex marriages are allowed in the capital city, but are recognized nationwide).

In Spain the Constitution Court decided on November 6, 2012, that the same-sex marriage bill, implemented in 2005, is constitutional. In Brazil, the Superior Justice Court set an important precedent in October 2011 by interpreting the Brazilian civil code as allowing same-sex marriages.

Marriage equality laws are expected to be adopted soon in France, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand.

Same-sex marriage is legal in nine US states. 

Read more »

@1 year ago with 34 notes
#News #Politics #LGBT #gay marriage 
sciencecenter:

Felix Bumgartner is about to freefall faster than any human ever has
He’s already about a half hour into the ascent; he’s scheduled to jump around 1:45 pm EST. You should definitely check out the live stream here.
In case you haven’t been following the mission, Red Bull Stratos is an attempt to jump from a specially designed balloon from 120,000 feet above the Earth’s surface. In the course of returning to Earth, Felix will accelerate to speeds greater than Mach 1 - the speed of sound! If you’re interested, be sure to read more about the project.

sciencecenter:

Felix Bumgartner is about to freefall faster than any human ever has

He’s already about a half hour into the ascent; he’s scheduled to jump around 1:45 pm EST. You should definitely check out the live stream here.

In case you haven’t been following the mission, Red Bull Stratos is an attempt to jump from a specially designed balloon from 120,000 feet above the Earth’s surface. In the course of returning to Earth, Felix will accelerate to speeds greater than Mach 1 - the speed of sound! If you’re interested, be sure to read more about the project.

@1 year ago with 2324 notes
#science #news 
inothernews:

AGENT / ORANGE  A photographer jumps over a smoke canister during a protest by firefighters, security and military personnel in Seville, Spain against cuts in their salaries imposed by Spanish government. (Photo: Marcelo del Pozo / Reuters via The Guardian)

inothernews:

AGENT / ORANGE  A photographer jumps over a smoke canister during a protest by firefighters, security and military personnel in Seville, Spain against cuts in their salaries imposed by Spanish government. (Photo: Marcelo del Pozo / Reuters via The Guardian)

@1 year ago with 197 notes
#journalism #photojournalism #protests #spain #news 

"84th floor
West Office
12 people trapped"

Father’s note changes family’s 9/11 account

Read: Stamford Advocate

(via brooklynmutt)
@1 year ago with 40 notes
#Long Reads #9/11 #News 
inothernews:

Dickhead asshole Islamophobe takes out (Constitutionally-protected! We guess) anti-Muslim ads, which call Muslims “savages,” on San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s vehicles;
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency puts up its own ads, with arrows pointing to dickhead asshole Islamophobe’s ads and reading “SFMTA policy prohibits discrimination based on national origin, religion and other characteristics, and condemns statements that describe any group as ‘savages.’”
Bravo, SFMTA, and Pamela Geller can fuck right off.
(via Mother Jones)

inothernews:

  1. Dickhead asshole Islamophobe takes out (Constitutionally-protected! We guess) anti-Muslim ads, which call Muslims “savages,” on San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s vehicles;
  2. San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency puts up its own ads, with arrows pointing to dickhead asshole Islamophobe’s ads and reading “SFMTA policy prohibits discrimination based on national origin, religion and other characteristics, and condemns statements that describe any group as ‘savages.’”
  3. Bravo, SFMTA, and Pamela Geller can fuck right off.

(via Mother Jones)

@1 year ago with 504 notes
#news #islamophobia #religion #pamela geller #sfmta 
brooklynmutt:

Whoa!
The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 3, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

brooklynmutt:

Whoa!

The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 3, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor

(via brooklynmutt)

@1 year ago with 3929 notes
#Moon #Olympics #Sports #News #Photography 
1 year ago
#sign language #news 
laboratoryequipment:

Receiver Far Exceeds ‘Standard Quantum Limit’Communicating with light may soon get a lot easier, hints recent research from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Univ. of Maryland’s Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), where scientists have potentially found a way to overcome a longstanding barrier to cleaner signals.The findings, which demonstrate for the first time an error rate far below the “standard quantum limit” for a wide range of light levels, could increase the efficiency of fiber-optic systems by reducing both the power needed to send a signal and the number of errors the receiver makes.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/01/receiver-far-exceeds-standard-quantum-limit
1 year ago
#science #news #light #optic #quantum #fiber optics #internet #speed #physics #laboratory equipment 
1 year ago
#news #breaking #Israel #military #war #Gaza #Palestine #Gaza Strip #terror #middle east #social media 
Same-sex Marriage Globally

humanrightswatch:

Same-sex marriage is legal in Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and Mexico (where same-sex marriages are allowed in the capital city, but are recognized nationwide).

In Spain the Constitution Court decided on November 6, 2012, that the same-sex marriage bill, implemented in 2005, is constitutional. In Brazil, the Superior Justice Court set an important precedent in October 2011 by interpreting the Brazilian civil code as allowing same-sex marriages.

Marriage equality laws are expected to be adopted soon in France, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand.

Same-sex marriage is legal in nine US states. 

Read more »

1 year ago
#News #Politics #LGBT #gay marriage 
1 year ago
#puppets #gif #romney #obama #politics #news #this is real #~*~*~ 
sciencecenter:

Felix Bumgartner is about to freefall faster than any human ever has
He’s already about a half hour into the ascent; he’s scheduled to jump around 1:45 pm EST. You should definitely check out the live stream here.
In case you haven’t been following the mission, Red Bull Stratos is an attempt to jump from a specially designed balloon from 120,000 feet above the Earth’s surface. In the course of returning to Earth, Felix will accelerate to speeds greater than Mach 1 - the speed of sound! If you’re interested, be sure to read more about the project.
1 year ago
#science #news 
Cutting the cord and saving a bundle - John Dvorak comments→

futuristgerd:

People often forgot why they went to cable TV in the first place. Initially the cable system was called a “community antenna” designed to give people great reception. The newer all-digital reception is so superior to the old analog system that the public will realize that it can abandon the cable and go back to its roots.

My networking professor was discussing this the other week. He switched to an antenna and gets full HD channels OTA… When you can stream or download anything you want and get local stations/news for free OTA, why pay hundreds for digital cable?

(via emergentfutures)

1 year ago
#cable #television #antenna #OTA #local #news #TV #bright house #comcast #time warner #escape from big business 
inothernews:

AGENT / ORANGE  A photographer jumps over a smoke canister during a protest by firefighters, security and military personnel in Seville, Spain against cuts in their salaries imposed by Spanish government. (Photo: Marcelo del Pozo / Reuters via The Guardian)
1 year ago
#journalism #photojournalism #protests #spain #news 
"I don’t have the time. It would take me too long to go through all the math."

Republican vice presidential candidate PAUL RYAN, refusing to tell Fox “News” host Chris Wallace exactly how Mitt Romney’s tax plan will work.

Wow.  If you can’t even explain the whys and wherefores of your propaganda to your propaganda machine, then your campaign’s got problems.

(Mediaite via Slate)

(Source: inothernews)

1 year ago
#paul ryan #mitt romney #romney #election2012 #republicans #gop #politics #news 
"84th floor
West Office
12 people trapped"

Father’s note changes family’s 9/11 account

Read: Stamford Advocate

(via brooklynmutt)
1 year ago
#Long Reads #9/11 #News 
1 year ago
#News #Politics #Election2012 
inothernews:

Dickhead asshole Islamophobe takes out (Constitutionally-protected! We guess) anti-Muslim ads, which call Muslims “savages,” on San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s vehicles;
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency puts up its own ads, with arrows pointing to dickhead asshole Islamophobe’s ads and reading “SFMTA policy prohibits discrimination based on national origin, religion and other characteristics, and condemns statements that describe any group as ‘savages.’”
Bravo, SFMTA, and Pamela Geller can fuck right off.
(via Mother Jones)
1 year ago
#news #islamophobia #religion #pamela geller #sfmta 
"Tonight, on the planet Mars, the United States of America made history."
Statement by the President on Curiosity landing on Mars
(via barackobama)
1 year ago
#news #history #space #mars curiosity #president obama 
brooklynmutt:

Whoa!
The full moon rises through the Olympic Rings hanging beneath Tower Bridge during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 3, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor
1 year ago
#Moon #Olympics #Sports #News #Photography 
inothernews:

In which Chick-Fil-A gets caught red-handed creating a fake Facebook account to defend itself from… itself.
1 year ago
#chick-fil-a #homophobia #hate #news