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Submission + - Ask Slashdot: Have the Democratic superdelegates ever voted? (blogspot.com)

Lorien_the_first_one writes: Anonymous blogger Tom In Paine says,

"The AP headline read: Super delegates Help Clinton Expand Her Lead Despite NH Loss.

It was and is a complete fabrication. Another way of putting it would be fraud. Initiated by Clinton and the DNC and unfortunately aided and abetted by two ignorant AP reporters (and others like CNN) who didn't know ( or maybe didn't care) that they were being snookered and simply swallowed what was thrown at them. It would help if people who actually think they are reporters would check DNC rules regarding the use of super delegates. Especially since there has only been one time in the history of the Democratic party that super delegates ever cast a vote and that was 32 years ago in 1984. And even then it was to affirm the candidate who won the most pledged delegates in the primaries."

Do superdelegates ever vote?

Privacy

Submission + - Pandora goofs on Privacy on Samsung BluRay Player, insecure payment site

Lorien_the_first_one writes: I have a problem with Pandora Free on a Samsung BluRay player. Pandora plays fine on my computer and my phone, but when I play it on my BluRay player, I have an interesting problem. I activated my free Pandora account on my BluRay player the first day that I got it and had no problems until about a week later. Now, when I try to access Pandora on the box, it loads someone else's playlist. If I exit to switch users, I can see the other account there. When I try to access my own account, I'm prompted to enter my password. This has happened several times already. I got up to 4 other accounts on my box now. I contacted Samsung and they pointed me to Pandora. I wrote to Pandora and got no response. I tried to pay for the service to see if that will cause reactivation, but there is no SSL encryption on their website for payment. Is anyone else having this problem?

Submission + - 5 Million Farmers Sue Monsanto for $7.7 Billion (readersupportednews.org)

Lorien_the_first_one writes: From the article, "aunching a lawsuit against the very company that is responsible for a farmer suicide every 30 minutes, 5 million farmers are now suing Monsanto for as much as 6.2 billion euros (around 7.7 billion US dollars). The reason? As with many other cases, such as the ones that led certain farming regions to be known as the ‘suicide belt’, Monsanto has been reportedly taxing the farmers to financial shambles with ridiculous royalty charges. The farmers state that Monsanto has been unfairly gathering exorbitant profits each year on a global scale from “renewal” seed harvests, which are crops planted using seed from the previous year’s harvest."
Power

Submission + - LFTR in 5 Minutes or, Why aren't we using Thorium for nuclear power? (youtube.com) 2

Lorien_the_first_one writes: Seems that this video is going viral. The video points out all the advantages of Thorium as nuclear fuel over Uranium: lower cost, the reactor shuts itself down when damage occurs, the waste is much easier to handle and contain, and Thorium is far more abundant than Uranium. So why aren't we using Thorium for nuclear power instead of Uranium?

Submission + - Evidence of the dawn of the carbon age (technologyreview.com)

Lorien_the_first_one writes: Technology Review of MIT reports that carbon nanotubes are being used to fabricate complex circuits. From the article, "The first three-dimensional carbon nanotube circuits, made by researchers at Stanford University, could be an important step in making nanotube computers that could be faster and use less power than today's silicon chips. Such a computer is still at least 10 years off, but the Stanford work shows it is possible to make stacked circuits using carbon nanotubes. Stacked circuits cram more processing power in a given area, and also do a better job dissipating waste heat."

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