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Submission + - Conspiracy theorist believes 'fainting lady' during Obama speech was faked 1

rtoz writes: Barack Obama was talking to many beneficiaries of Affordable Care Act (ObamaCare) on Monday, 21 st October in White House. He was explaining about the different ways (e.g contacting call center) for buying the healthcare insurance if they find any difficulty in accessing the website He was talking around 20 minutes. A pregnant woman standing behind Obama started fainting at the end of his speech. Barack Obama immediately helped her by catching her. Now, Conspiracy theorist believes ‘fainting lady’ during Obama speech was faked. Sharon Schuetz, founder and managing editor of the conservative website, Lady Patriots, claims that “the faint” and “the catch” were choreographed.

You will see in the following video that the pregnant woman is standing with a friend who is holding her hand with her arm wrapped around her waist. That is until she starts to “faint”. Then she steps slightly aside and never even looks at the women she is holding. She smiles a nervous smile for the camera because she has done her part in this extremely poorly orchestrated drama.

Submission + - Police Raid Britain's First 3D-Printed Gun Factory

An anonymous reader writes: The Daily Mail reports a suspected gun factory which used a state-of-the-art 3D printer was uncovered by police yesterday. Stunned officers believe a gang were using the machine to make deadly firearms. Police recovered a freshly-made plastic magazine and trigger during a raid in Bagley, Manchester, which could be used to create a handgun. One senior officer said organised crime gangs are acquiring technology on the high street to make guns ‘in the privacy of their own home. The discovery is believed to be the first of its kind in Britain and confirms the worst fears of security chiefs.

Submission + - Koch Brothers Dark-Money Network .. (

An anonymous reader writes: On Thursday, the California attorney general and the state's top election watchdog named the "Koch brothers network" of donors and dark-money nonprofits as the true source of $15 million in secret donations made last year to influence two bitterly fought ballot propositions in California. State officials unmasked the Kochs' network as part of a settlement deal that ends a nearly year-long investigation into the source of the secret donations that flowed in California last fall.

Submission + - London Police Seize Suspected 3D-Printed Gun Components

An anonymous reader writes: BBC News reports a 3D printer and suspected homemade gun components were seized during police raids in Manchester. Officers initially thought they could be a plastic magazine and trigger which would make a viable gun. A man who was arrested in connection with the raid said the parts were components of the 3D printer itself. Greater Manchester Police stated it "cannot categorically say" whether the objects are the component parts for a gun or parts of the printer. The equipment was seized during a series of raids targeting organised crime.

Submission + - Legislation Curtailing NSA Domestic Spying To Be Introduced Tuesday (

schwit1 writes: Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) will introduce major legislation to rein in NSA surveillance activities of American citizens on Tuesday. This is the same guy that originally sponsored of the PATRIOT Act. He previously stated that the PATRIOT Act was “deliberately drafted to prevent [the] data mining" yet the NSA interpreted his legislation to justify their dragnet style surveillance of American citizens. There is expected to be companion legislation in the Senate. Sources indicate that Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, may be introducing that version.

Submission + - Too bad they canned all those SysAdmins: The NSA's web site is down. (

sandbagger writes: The website for the United States National Security Agency suddenly went offline Friday. has been unavailable globally as of late Friday afternoon, and Twitter accounts belonging to people loosely affiliated with the Anonymous hacktivism movement have suggested they are responsible. Twitter users @AnonymousOwn3r and @TruthIzSexy both were quick to comment on the matter, and implied that a distributed denial-of-service attack, or DDoS, may have been waged as an act of protest against the NSA

Comment Re:Unhealthy Americans vs. Veganism (Score 2) 236

This whole thread will probably be modded down, but the OP, statistically is probably right. Someone dieing in the US @ 66 was probably afflicted with coronary artery disease (almost always from a lifetime of chronic animal consumption, as a plant-based diet doesn't impart plaque on the artery walls like an animal-based diet does), or died from the the symptoms of diabetes. He wasn't a smoker, so lung cancer can probably be ruled out. Also doubt he got hit by a car while on his skateboard.

Submission + - NetWare 3.12 Server Taken Down After a Decade and a Half of Duty (

An anonymous reader writes: Ars Technica's Peter Bright reports on a Netware 3.12 server that has been decomissioned after over 16 years of continuous operation. The plug was pulled when noise from the server's hard drives become intolerable. From the article: 'It's September 23, 1996. It's a Monday. The Macarena is pumping out of the office radio, mid-way through its 14 week run at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, doing little to improve the usual Monday gloom...Sixteen and a half years later, INTEL's hard disks—a pair of full height 5.25 inch 800 MB Quantum SCSI devices—are making some disconcerting noises from their bearings, and you're tired of the complaints. It's time to turn off the old warhorse.'

Submission + - Cuban Video Game Recreates Revolutionary History

Hugh Pickens writes writes: "The Guardian reports that Cuban programmers have unveiled a new 3D video game that puts a revolutionary twist on gaming, letting players recreate decisive clashes from the 1959 uprising in which many of their grandparents fought. "The player identifies with the history of Cuba," says Haylin Corujo, head of video game studies for Cuba's Youth Computing Club and leader of the team of developers who created Gesta Final – roughly translated as "Final Heroic Deed". "You can be a participant in the battles that were fought in the war from '56 to '59." The game begins with the user joining the 82 rebels who in 1956 sailed to Cuba from Mexico aboard the Granma. Players then fight their way through swamps shoulder-to-shoulder with bearded guerrillas clad in the olive green of Fidel Castro and Ernesto "Che" Guevara to topple 1950s Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista. The game lets you pick from three player profiles, one in an olive hat similar to the one Fidel Castro was known for, another wearing a Guevara-style beret and the last with the kind of helmet worn by the ill-fated Camilo Cienfuegos in many revolution-era photographs. Rene Vargas, a 29-year-old gamer who tried his hand at "Gesta Final" when it was presented at a technology fair in Havana last week, says the graphics were surprisingly sophisticated. "Bearing in mind the level of technical support there is in Cuba, it looks pretty good," says Vargas. There are about 783,000 computers in this country of some 11 million inhabitants, according to government statistics from 2011. Private ownership of computers is low, but many Cubans access them at work, school or cyber cafes. "We developed (it) keeping in mind the purchasing power and reality of Cubans," says Corujo. "It doesn't require incredible technological features.""

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