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Submission + - SPAM: Attempts to Frame Assange as a Pedophile and Russian spy 1

Okian Warrior writes: Earlier today the website DailyKos reported on a smear campaign plot to falsely accuse Julian Assange of pedophilia. An unknown entity posing as an internet dating agency prepared an elaborate plot to falsely claim that Julian Assange received US$1M from the Russian government and a second plot to frame him sexually molesting an eight year old girl.

Here is the description of the plot from Mr Assange’s legal team.

Link to Original Source

Submission + - Democrat Operatives Caused Violence at Trump Rallies, Framed Sanders Supporters (youtube.com) 15

Xenographic writes: A new video has come out detailing how Democratic operatives created violence at Trump rallies. You may remember that they then framed Sanders supporters for those protests. This video is notable because one of the operatives, Zulema Rodriguez, can be identified in videos of the Arizona protests at 17:35 in this independent video as well as at 10:30 in the first video link. Furthermore, you look at the FEC records of disbursements to her and see that she was paid by MoveOn.org. Finally, this again can be corroborated with the Wikileaks dump, specifically this email. For those too lazy to browse all the links, you can see Zulema's appearance in both videos in this image and note that it's the same person down to the tiny mole on her chest.

Submission + - Clinton Campaign, DNC Coordinated With Organizations To Incite Violence At Trump (realclearpolitics.com) 7

Kneo24 writes: In a video shown by independent investigative reporter James O'keefe, you can see that there was collusion between Clinton's campaign and the DNC, to incite riots and violence at Trump's rallies. One of the key operatives states: "It doesn’t matter what the friggin’ legal and ethics people say, we need to win this motherfucker."

Submission + - USA Journalism Not Dead ... James O'Keefe soul survivor (youtube.com)

An anonymous reader writes: Here is the results of a 1 yr undercover investigation. Blows the main stream media out of the water. If politicians are allowed to continue acting this way .... we are DOOM'D

Submission + - A new look into the world of violent AstroTurfing and Bird Dogging (heavy.com)

_Sharp'r_ writes: Slashdot commentators frequently talk about how common AstroTurfing is, but what about when the purpose is specifically to incite violence in a process called bird dogging? The latest Project Veritas undercover video series shows a fascinating network of consultants who tie themselves to the DNC and Clinton campaign and brag about hiring hundreds of protestors on an ongoing basis to incite violence at various Trump events.

Submission + - PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel donates $1.25 million to Trump campaign (bgr.com)

anderzole writes: With many high-profile Republicans withdrawing their support for Donald Trump in the wake of lewd comments the Presidential candidate made in 2005, the Trump campaign received a large and unexpected campaign donation from a high profile tech titan over the weekend. Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal and the man largely responsible for the dramatic downfall of Gawker, recently opened up his checkbook to the tune of a $1.25 million donation to Donald Trump’s campaign.

Submission + - Google will Introduce Fact Checking for News Articles (liftlikes.com)

Liftlikes writes: Google made an announcement that it will introduce a fact checking tag on Google News so that the articles that have factual information are displayed with the trending topics.

‘Don’t believe everything you see on the internet.’ We’ve heard this countless times but still every now and then, we see something and immediately think it’s accurate. Want an example of what I’m talking about? Facebook.

You must have seen many posts on Facebook that are not true. They are either hoaxes, fake or downright misinforming. With fact checking being not available on Facebook, anyone could post anything and call it news. Also, the links that these ‘news’ point to are usually some website that needs traffic. Or there could be actual article written about the so-called ‘news’ but it’s all a bunch of hocus pocus.

But now, with Google introducing fact-checking, we can safely assume that Facebook and other platforms will follow suit too. Especially platforms like Facebook, which have unintentionally become the source of news for majority of people, this step needs to be taken as soon as possible.

We all know how Facebook picks out trending posts. The posts with the most likes, comments and shares are chosen as trending. It doesn’t matter that the post is downright offensive to some people or is completely unoriginal or truthful, it’s still a trending post and it will be featured by Facebook.

This has caused a lot of conflicts over the years and now it’s time for Facebook to take the same step that Google is taking. This will go a long way into making the internet as credible as possible.

Comment Re:Lead free solder to blame??? (Score 2) 222

Some of the motor controllers I have to repair at work are made in the EU and cold solder is a huge issue with those due to the lead free solder. I do sometimes see cracked solder joints too. A lot of these controllers are 10+ years old. The whole process to get a board ready for testing takes about 40 minutes. Disassembly, rework, and reassembly for testing. The design is kind of shit, but they're otherwise a solid product functionally if it wasn't for the lead free solder.

As far as BGA's go, fuck that. The ECM's in some of your somewhat older Chrysler vehicles have three of four BGA's on them depending on the version of it, and it's the number one cause for failure on those modules. It's not worth it to even fix it if you're a repair shop as you have to dig out the potting around it, and ensure that you're using enough heat, but not too much heat, to get the BGA off, and hope that there isn't too much potting that seeped between the board and the BGA, holding it down.

Due to reasons you mentioned, the BGA is not something that should be used in modern electronics. Gull wing and J lead parts will typically last longer than a couple years with lead free solder. I realize their foot print is significantly larger, but I'd rather not deal with an expensive piece of electronics that's going to fail so quickly.

And fuck Apple for not being aware of this issue with BGA's. It's quite known to anyone else who has ever dealt with one.

One thing a lot of board houses are doing is using an x-ray machine to look for voids in the solder to help alleviate premature failure. This is even more critical with lead free solder.

Comment Re:SJW Bullshit (Score 1) 229

Alright, so you do believe in hearsay that hasn't been vetted outside a court of law. You do think poorly of people who have mere accusations lobbied against them. You could have said that instead of spewing all of the other bullshit that came flowing from your finger tips.

I suppose if someone made a false claim against you, you may feel differently, and you probably deserve it so you can be forced to open your eyes and think critically instead of thinking emotionally.

Comment Re:SJW Bullshit (Score 2) 229

Isn't it supposed to be innocent until proven guilty? What if you were a juror? Would you suddenly find him guilty due to mere allegations without the evidence? Sexual assault is a serious crime that comes with a heavy stigma just for being accused of doing it. Do you really feel comfortable demonizing someone based on "he said, she said" statements? Everyone involved needs to be looked at with a microscope, not just the person being accused.

It's not tinfoil hattery to think the government will use any means necessary to discredit someone. Does it apply here? Who knows, but it's not that far-fetched of an idea.

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