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Submission + - Assassination threats against president-elect Trump flood Twitter (

cold fjord writes: As anti-Trump protests and riots have broken out in various cities across the US, assassination threats against president-elect Trump. have flooded Twitter. There is even an associated hash tag: #AssassinateTrump. Federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and Secret Service, have reportedly taken notice. Such threats could run afoul of 18 U.S. Code 871 — Threats against President and successors to the Presidency, and result in serious consequences. As noted in The Secret Agents Who Stake Out the Ugliest Corners of the Internet:

Sifting through those messages to determine which, if any, need to be taken seriously is the responsibility of the Secret Service Internet Threat Desk, a group of agents tasked with identifying and assessing online threats to the president and his family. The first part of this mission—finding threats—is in many ways made easier by the Internet: all you have to do is search! Pulling up every tweet which uses the words “Obama” and “assassinate” takes mere seconds, and the Secret Service has tried to make it easier for people to draw threats to its attention by setting up its own Twitter handle, @secretservice, for users to report threatening messages to.

Submission + - Donald Trump Child Rape Victim's Story Was Completely Fabricated ( 9

Okian Warrior writes: The Donald Trump child rape victim’s story, as revealed early this morning by Daily Mail, is a work of complete fiction.

Katie Johnson herself spoke with journalists about why she lied and made herself into the Donald Trump child rape victim. “We would have a rapist in the White House. I would feel horrified every single day if I stay in this country,” she said, making it apparent that, although the GOP-running presidential hopeful never sexually assaulted her, she still believes he’s a rapist.

Katie maintains that she was sexually abused on more than one occasion by Jeffrey Epstein during mid-1994. A separate informant told Daily Mail that her story “had been believable and compelling right up until the last minute,” when it was found out “Donald Trump’s name had been inserted into this, [and] he was not involved whatsoever.”

Submission + - Muslim Student Charged for Trump Hate Crime Hoax (

Okian Warrior writes: A Muslim student who reported her hijab was pulled from her head and was robbed by Trump supporters will now face charges for the false claims.

The 18-year-old college student told police that white men shouting racial slurs at her drove up in a truck and struck her multiple times in the back, while also stealing her hijab and wallet.

Following the accusation, Lafayette police said there were no witnesses or surveillance footage to back up the story.

“During the course of the investigation, the female complainant admitted that she fabricated the story about her physical attack as well as the removal of her hijab and wallet by two white males,” Lafayette police said in a statement. “This incident is no longer under investigation by the Lafayette Police Department.”

Now, the Muslim student is being charged with filing a fake police report, as a Lafayette police spokesman confirmed.

Submission + - What happens to Obama's @POTUS Twitter account when he's no longer POTUS? (

Okian Warrior writes: The White House actually released a digital transition plan last month to lay out what will happen. When Trump is inaugurated, the @POTUS Twitter account will be handed over to him with its nearly 12 million followers, but without any tweets on its timeline. All of Obama’s tweets will be preserved in the National Archives and Records Administration. Additionally, all his @POTUS tweets will be transferred to a new handle, @POTUS44.

Obama was the first president to use Twitter. He also has his @BarackObama account, which is run by his political operation and will remain in his control. Presumably Trump will also still have the @realDonaldTrump Twitter account he used so effectively during his campaign.

Comment FATCA - And Assets (Score 1) 734

No, because of FATCA.

Many banks in Europe will not let them have an account if their US Citizenship is know because of FATCA.

Further, they would be considered an expat, and have to file regularly.

Some good articles on the Tax situation:

Comment If it blocked UV instead (Score 2) 163

Blocking UV would have some benefits as well.

I seem to recall IR it is blocking is also a major part of heat transference. There could be some definite savings on cooling bills throughout the sun belt/southwest.

Anybody else reminded of the Heinlein stories where Solar panels took off when they started generating energy from the full range of cosmic radiation bombarding the Earth? Led to commuter roads in "The Roads must roll".

Submission + - Internet Access While Sailing? (Revisited) ( 1

El Genio Malvado writes: 10 years ago the question was asked, what is the best way to get Internet while at sea..
After reading the responses.. and a decade of technological advancement is there a better more reliable method?
If someone had the ability to telecommute 100% of the time then the idea of Sailing around the world with a Paycheck direct deposited is getting more and more tempting..

What does the community at large have for modern resources for constant streaming internet at sea?

To quote the original posting..
"Who needs land anyway? Give me a boat, the stars, working global wireless Internet and a wind to sail by!"

Comment Re:Yes (Score 1) 782

Yes, any number of iPhones linked to sync with your computer.

Or you can redownload for free with an account that purchased it on another phone. (limit on number of different accounts on the phone).

3 iPhones, 1 iPod Touch all have apps from my account (immediate family members).

Comment Re:Most of the Apple distribution is Free (Score 1) 322

webkit is the core of Safari, and Open Source. It is based on KHTML, when Safari first passed the Acid 2 test, and those changes uploaded to the webkit tree, the KHTML guys complained about lack of documenting each incremental change. Heck, if you want to use Webkit as the basis for your own browser, you wouldn't be the first. Look at Chrome for example.

The compliler Xcode uses is gcc.

Couple of good sites:


Journal Journal: Best Online Bachelor's degree with Open Source / Unix Focus? 2

I have been working in IT for over 10 years. I never completed a college degree. My career has seemed to peak. I was looking at online courses in MIS or Comp Sci, but most of them seem to focus on using Microsoft Visual Studio for the compiler / IDE for any programming portions. I would prefer something more *nix / Free Software friendly. Anybody know of such a program?

EDIT: Updated to reflect looking at degree program's not certificates.

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