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Comment Biased article! (Score 1) 187

It's a biased article, or she wouldn't have said THIS: "In the past it wasn't humans messing with the atmosphere." She's another one of these "it's all mans fault" types, hoping on some more government funding. Hey, all you "man made" global warming people...you think it is mans fault? Do the world a favor and exit the planet and leave the rest of us the hell alone!

Comment Hogwash! (Score 0) 231

Until the globalist, the powerbrokers, the UN get everyone riding bicycles or rubber band powered "cars", they won't be happy. This whole made up man made global warming crap isn't about saving the planet, but CONTROLLING the worlds people. Free thinking people, those who have the intelligence to figure this out, can't be controlled, and of course will be eliminated, or taken away to "education" camps to be done away with or to get their minds right.

Submission + - Is Jawbone Going Down For The Count?

BarbaraHudson writes: The battle between Fitbit and Jawbone may be coming to an end. Business Insider is reporting that wearable fitness maker Jawbone's financial problems, which have dogged the company off and on for more than a year, has almost no inventory left, and the agency handling customer service has dumped them over unpaid bills. Clicking on any of the products for sale on their site says they're sold out.

Jawbone's Facebook page is littered with complaints from customers saying they have been unable to get in touch with a customer service representative to help with defective products. The Jawbone Facebook account has been responding to these issues, blaming a backup of complaints for the delays. A Jawbone spokesperson said the complaints were because of Jawbone's customer service restructuring.

Another person close to Jawbone told Business Insider that there is almost no inventory left and the company is running out of options to generate revenue.

The speculation among some Jawbone employees now is that the company might sell to a private equity firm if it can't raise more money, the person close to the company said.

Jawbone also declined to explain why its inventory has sold out. A spokesperson said, "they have sold through what they have to sell." The company said it was not because it couldn't pay vendors though. It would not provide any estimate on when products would be available for sale on its site again, but did say it planned to make more products.

Submission + - 4 research papers in 2016: no evidence linking human activity to sea level rise

An anonymous reader writes: Despite the claims that human-caused global warming is causing the icecaps to melt and the sea to rise, four different research papers this year have found no “observable” evidence linking human activity to sea level rise.

“It is widely assumed that sea levels have been rising in recent decades largely in response to anthropogenic global warming,” Kenneth Richard writes at NoTricksZone. “However, due to the inherently large contribution of natural oscillatory influences on sea level fluctuations, this assumption lacks substantiation. Scientists who have recently attempted to detect an anthropogenic signal in regional sea level rise trends have had to admit that there is ‘no observable sea-level effect of anthropogenic global warming’,” Richard points out, listing four peer-reviewed studies published this year that have all come to the same conclusion.

Does this prove that the rise in sea levels is not influenced by human activity (or “an anthropogenic signal” to use the jargon of these scientists)? Absolutely not. What it does show is that the science of climate change remains completely uncertain, and that it is very possible that all of the sea level rise we see has nothing to do with human activity, something that many climate scientists have recognized for decades. We are still coming out of the last ice age, and these scientists recognize that much if not all of the sea level rise we see can be attributable to this fact.

Submission + - The Ham Radio Parity Act passes the house! (arrl.org) 1

bobbied writes: The House of representatives passed HR 1301 "The Ham Radio Parity Act" without objection on September 12, 2016. The measure calls on the FCC to amend its Part 97 rules “to prohibit the application to amateur stations of certain private land-use restrictions, and for other purposes.” This will allow for the reasonable accommodation of armature radio antennas in many places where they are currently prohibited by HOA's or private land use restrictions. This will be similar to the FCC's PRB-1 ruling in 1985 that did the same thing for Over The Air Television and Data service Antenna Structures. If this bill passes the senate, we will be one step closer to allowing armature radio operators, who provide emergency communications services, the right to erect reasonable antenna structures in places where they cannot do so now.

Comment Samsung (Score 1) 111

I've been in the photocopier (now called MFP) business, from the service side for 37 years. Other than Xerox or Canon, I've pretty much worked on them all. Been with Toshiba & Konica/Minolta for the last 19 years. Samsung made us a push when they got into the desktop & console market a few years back. They had a rock bottom price to get into the market, 3 year part warranty on ANYTHING. Of course the sales department JUMPED on it. They brought in a couple machines, SCX-8030 b&w, and CLX-9230 color, for us to look at. "oh these have been tested and tested, they are perfect". As techs, we popped off the covers to take a look, pulled out the image units, fuser etc. The wiring, boards, very well laid out. Image & fusers looked ok. I put a bad omen on our relationship by saying to the sales guys...from a hardware point, they look good, the only variable is going to be the software/firmware. Boy, did I speak the truth! From day 1, we had nothing but trouble from these machines...software wise. Scan wouldn't work fax wouldn't work, this glitch, that glitch...update after update after patch after patch. Then we had trouble with the imaging units puking out all over the place requiring replacement. Then the fuser belt for the upper roller would shread itself. None of the consumable items would make it anywhere near their expected life. Then about 7 months later, they came out with a new model...."tested in the lab, it's perfect". LOL. Same issues, control panel UI lock ups, scan to this or that lock ups, print driver problems....imaging unit & fuser unit issues. They came out with a new series this spring, the SL-X7400/7500. It has issues with the large capacity tray skewing, and there are NO mechanical adjustments to get rid of it. Even more, they came out with these translucent rollers which did not allow the paper to even come out of the tray. I took it upon myself to replace them with the OLD STYLE soft rubber rollers which worked in the older model machines, but Samsung said that should not work. Well, I don't care if it does or not, it works, that's what I'm using. They sent a hardware engineer over from S. Korea to look at what I have done to make them work in the field (18 machines at one location). He took the rollers out, installed a new set of factory rollers...the "new" style, and it wouldn't feed. He played around with it for over an hour not getting it to work, then put my "fix" in, the old rollers and it works like a champ. He took a bunch of photos, downloaded some data files, called someone in Korea, spoke with them for 20 minutes then got back on the airplane to Korea. Still haven't heard but I'm leaving it the way it is. Their technical support hotline is a JOKE. They will even say "I don't know what to tell you, but, if you figure it out, call us back so we can add it to our database". If HP goes through with this, I think they are asking for it. Unless they BEEF UP the software to where it works, fix the issues with the imaging units/fuser units not working, they are going to piss off a lot of HP loyal I.T. people.

Submission + - "Crazy Eddie" dead at 68 (cnn.com)

p51d007 writes: Eddie Antar, the founder of the Crazy Eddie electronics retail chain known for its hugely popular TV commercials in the 1970s and 1980s, and later brought down by a massive fraud scheme, died Saturday at the age of 68.

Comment LOL (Score 1) 311

Not surprised. Kill off all of the competition, make a "port" (lightning), patented, sell overpriced wired headphones, overpriced adapters (which initially come with the phone), or have people buy overpriced bluetooth headsets...which they own one of the best selling ones. For all of the liberal anti everything types that purchase Apple products, they forget they are a pure CAPITALIST company, cutting where they can, overcharging where they can, TO MAKE MORE MONEY.

Submission + - General Motors Recalls 4.3 Million Vehicles Over A Software Bug (gizmodo.com)

An anonymous reader writes: If you own a GM vehicle from 2014-2017, listen up: General Motors is recalling nearly 4.3 million vehicles worldwide after discovering a software defect that prevents air bags from deploying during a crash. The software bug may also prevent the seat belts from locking properly. The flaw has already been linked to one death and three injuries. Vehicles affected by the recall include 2014-2016 car models of the Buick LaCross, Chevy SS, and Chevy Spark EVs. It also includes 2014-2017 models of the Buick Encore, GMC Sierra, Chevy Corvette, Chevy Trax, Chevy Caprice, Chevy Silverado. Additionally, the recall affects 2015-2017 models of the Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Silverado HD, Chevy Suburban, GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon XL, GMC Sierra HD, Cadillac Escalade, and Cadillac Escalade ESV. GM will notify owners of affected vehicles and update the software for free, according to the NHTSA.

Comment DUH (Score 1) 112

Most of these places, are 3rd world countries, or have oppressive dictatorships, that don't want their citizens educated or informed on what is going on, via an outside independent source. As for the countries in Africa, when you live in mud & straw huts, drink from a ditch beside your hut, I don't think internet access is #1 on their priority list.

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