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« Reply #10785 on: Jun 2nd, 2014, 09:33am »

Good morning Sys cheesy

I can't even say Obama's name anymore without going into a fit and chewing my tongue. tongue

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UFO Cover-up Sparks TAFE Curriculum on Unexplained

By Athena Yenko
June 2, 2014 4:50 PM EST

A course on UFO may be included to technical and further education's (TAFE) curriculum as a result of Australian authorities alleged cover-up on UFO information.

Members of Victorian UFO Action lay blame on Australian authorities as revealing details emerged surrounding UFO sighting in the sky above Bacchus Marsh in 2013.

The Victorian UFO Action was able to get a hold of videos and pictures of a glowing object similar to a shape of a disc hovering across sky. The revelation was that a military helicopter was captured following the flight path of the flying object.

"The authorities knew there was something anomalous above Melbourne's air space that evening and were powerless to intercept it. Event stands as an example that the skies of Victoria are visited by unknowns and that authorities are unwilling to admit it," VUFOA Director Ben Hurle told the Herald Sun.

VUFOA also noted that the Australia's military intelligence agencies and civil aviation bodies had been reopening investigations to accounts of UFO sighting across the country.

To better arm themselves of skills to investigate unexplainable and bizarre occurrences in the country, VUFOA members underwent a written examination.

The written examination is to gauge members' ability for factual investigation and to assure that members do not jump to conclusions, Hurle explained.

"Victoria had a long history of UFO research but it died off. We are bringing it back and creating a process so people can do it with credibility," Hurle added.

Sample of exam questions: What are the five possible man-made explanations when reporting on UFO cases? Identify the essential equipment needed to conduct investigations? How do you crosscheck a story from a witness? What are the three most likely scenarios to help explain a UFO sighting?

More on VUFOA (http://www.vufoa.com/Documents/VUFOA%20Media%20release%202013.pdf):

"We are a UFO group from Victoria, Australia and our website was created to promote and assist all UFO groups in Australia. We are Victoria's premium UFO research Organisation. Formed in 2010 we offer a place to report UFO Sightings with database recording and investigation, counselling for experiencers and Australia's only UFO TV style show," Hurle wrote in the group's Web site.

The group also provides support through counselling to people who had UFO sightings. It also offer support group to all believers of UFO.

"We have countless hours of reading material for you to review and download. There is also over 200 videos and a forum where you can converse with like minded people."

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MIT researchers develop bake-your-own robots

02 June 14
by Olivia Solon

Anyone who ever experienced the joys of Shrinky Dinks will be excited about the development of printable robotic components that can be baked into the correct configuration.

Researcher Daniela Rus, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, has developed a system of 2D patterns cut into plastic that can self-fold under heat into 3D shapes. The same team has also developed a range of electromechanical components including sensors, actuators, resistors and capacitors, which can work together as the "muscles" that enable robots' movements.

The research builds on previous work that explored how origami techniques could be adapted in order to create reconfigurable robots. Efforts have been made to make sure that the angles at which a heated sheet folds are very precisely controlled. This involves sandwiching a sheet of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) between two films of rigid mylar, which are covered in slits of varying widths. Under heat, the PVC contracts and the slits close and when the edges of the polyester film press against each other they start to deform the shape of the sheet.

For example, there might be a slit in the top polyester film and one parallel to it on the bottom film. If the slit on the top is narrower than the bottom, as the PVC contracts, the edges of the top slit will press against each other, but there will still be a gap between the edges of the bottom slit. The whole sheet will therefore bend downwards until the bottom edges meet as well -- the final angle will depend on the size of the slits on the bottom and top. These slits can be carefully manipulated in order to fold shapes with precision.

Using this technique, the team was able to create a self-folding rabbit which, under heat, would transition from a 2D cut-out into a 3D bunny within under seven minutes. The researchers developed an algorithm that would turn a 3D model of an object into a 2D physical structure that was "programmed" (by precise placement of the slits) to fold itself into the original model.

The team found that the layers of plastic would separate along the edges of the self-folding sheets, but that this could be mitigated through the use of stronger adhesives.

The electronic components -- which could provide structures with interactivity -- are created by using polyester coated with aluminium. One such component is a sensor that looks like a small accordion. Each of the accordion folds features a separate resistor so when the folds are compressed, the total resistance changes proportionally, with a measureable impact on the current passing through the sensor.

Rus has a dream of creating a "hardware complier", where you would be able to specify -- "I want a robot that will play with my cat" or "I want a robot that will clean the floor" -- and then from that high-level specification you would be able to generate a working device.

"So far, we have tackled some subproblems in the space, and one of the subproblems is this end-to-end system where you have a picture, and at the other end, you have an object that realises that picture. And the same mathematical models and principles that we use in this pipeline we also use to create these folded electronics."

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« Reply #10791 on: Jun 3rd, 2014, 02:08am »

Its interesting that the EU has taken a beating the polls via those horrid populist riff raff
such that King Juan Carlos of Spain contender for the role of The anti christ ..second only to the Pope abdicated the throne. Ia the Netherlands Sweden and UK next?
A billionaire died in a plane crash at a military base ..was he disappeared? Or will they kill themselves and don new identities..Is Our own Geico Lizard safe?

Just last month protesters went to the banks with guillotines.
Is there a possible connection?


This is all fine and well...though the mainstream media is not giving it much play..but the fact is Spains Cintron systems counts our votes..ohh...everyone forgot?

Safe you say? ..well the Ruskis have stolen over one hundred million dollars from individuals banks and businesses..why counterfeit when when you can stick a spicket in every cash cow?

Thanks NSA for making sure you provided back doors..that a pimple faced kid in the Ukraine or Romania can open/ And what about the ex employees..are they 100 percent trustworthy..or is Badmouthing Snowden our new form of assurance.
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« Reply #10792 on: Jun 3rd, 2014, 02:23am »

And from what I read its owned by none other than George Soros.... rolleyes

The Bubble of American Supremacy
https://www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/2003/12/soros.htm

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Its interesting that the EU has taken a beating the polls via those horrid populist riff raff
such that King Juan Carlos of Spain contender for the role of The anti christ ..second only to the Pope abdicated the throne. Ia the Netherlands Sweden and UK next?
A billionaire died in a plane crash at a military base ..was he disappeared? Or will they kill themselves and don new identities..Is Our own Geico Lizard safe?

Just last month protesters went to the banks with guillotines.
Is there a possible connection?


This is all fine and well...though the mainstream media is not giving it much play..but the fact is Spains Cintron systems counts our votes..ohh...everyone forgot?

Safe you say? ..well the Ruskis have stolen over one hundred million dollars from individuals banks and businesses..why counterfeit when when you can stick a spicket in every cash cow?

Thanks NSA for making sure you provided back doors..that a pimple faced kid in the Ukraine or Romania can open/ And what about the ex employees..are they 100 percent trustworthy..or is Badmouthing Snowden our new form of assurance.
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Malaysia Airlines plane search: British yachtswoman 'saw MH370 on fire'

British sailor reports having seen plane on fire near possible route of Flight MH370 - three months after it went missing

By Jonathan Pearlman, Sydney
1:12PM BST 03 Jun 2014

A British woman sailing with her husband across the Indian Ocean from India to Thailand has claimed she may have seen the missing Malaysia Airlines plane on fire.

Katherine Tee, 41, was on night watch on March 7-8 but said she did not report the sighting until Sunday because she was having marital problems and thought she was losing her mind.

She said recent media reports about the ailing search for MH370 prompted her and her husband Marc Horn to examine their GPS logs and they discovered they were within the plane’s projected flight path. The plane, carrying 239 passengers, disappeared on March 8.

“This is what convinced me to file a report with the full track data for our voyage to the relevant authorities,” she said.

“I looked back through our GPS logs and lo and behold, what we saw was consistent with the confirmed contact which the authorities had from MH370,” she told Thailand’s Phuket Gazette.

Ms Tee said she saw other planes nearby and thought they would have reported the burning plane.

“I saw something that looked like a plane on fire,” she said. “Then I thought I must be mad. It caught my attention because I had never seen a plane with orange lights before so I wondered what they were… It looked longer than planes usually do. There was what appeared to be black smoke behind it."

“Since that’s not something you see every day, I questioned my mind. I was looking at what appeared to be an elongated plane glowing bright orange, with a trail of black smoke behind it. It did occur to me that it might be a meteorite . But I thought it was more likely that I was going insane.”

“There were two other planes well above it — moving the other way — at the time. They had normal navigation lights. I remember thinking that if it was a plane on fire that I was seeing, the other aircraft would report it.”

Authorities in Australia said last week they has found no wreckage in a targeted zone - based on sounds believed to have been from the plane’s black box locator beacon - and will now shift to a 12-month hunt across a broad stretch of the Indian Ocean. The next phase, which will involve private contractors, will only begin in August and will cover more than 23,000 square miles.

“Will this help the authorities of the families get closure? I have no idea," Ms Tee said. "All I can confirm is that I have since learnt that we were in the right place at the right time, so it seems possible, but I chose to sweep it under the carpet and now I feel really bad.

“Maybe I should have had a little more confidence in myself. I am sorry I didn’t take action sooner.”

Adding to the uncertainty surrounding the plane’s possible final location, scientists are investigating a mysterious low-frequency underwater noise detected off the southern tip of India at about the time the missing Malaysia Airlines plane had its last satellite transmission and disappeared.

The noise, outside the range of human hearing, reportedly travelled across the Indian Ocean and was picked up by receivers off the west coast of Australia. But its original location – about 3,000 miles north-west of Australia – would not be consistent with the current search area off the Australian coast which is based on analysis of satellite data by British firm Inmarsat.

Alec Duncan, a marine scientist at Curtin University near Perth, said he believed the chances of the sound being from the missing Boeing 777 were about “25 to 30 per cent”.

“It’s not even really a thump sort of a sound — it’s more of a dull oomph,” Dr Duncan told The New York Times.

“If you ask me what’s the probability this is related to the flight, without the satellite data it’s 25 or 30 percent, but that’s certainly worth taking a very close look at.”

The noise was picked up by a receiver operated off the coast of Perth by Dr Duncan – used mainly for monitoring whales - and another about 220 miles south of Perth by the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organisation in Vienna. The scientists have established the direction in which the sound was travelling but not the distance it travelled, leaving a potential search area spanning more than 200,000 square miles.

Mark Prior, an acoustics expert at the test ban organisation headquarters, told The New York Times the sound was consistent with an ocean impact or with a sealed, air-filled container sinking until it crumpled due to the water pressure.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/malaysia/10872261/Malaysia-Airlines-plane-search-British-yachtswoman-saw-MH370-on-fire.html

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Published on Jun 2, 2014

There's a swamp in the Umatilla Indian reservation near Pendleton, Oregon, that makes people who live near it nervous. At the end of November residents nearby started hearing shrieks and moans at night, but they were too scared to investigate or even walk their dogs by the swamp during the day. Some in the area say it's a family of foxes or coyotes, but others point to another solution: Bigfoot.

"It's causing an uproar around here," said Sylvia Minthorn, who lives nearby, according to the Oregonian.

Colleen Chance, a tribal housing authority employee who recorded the sounds on her iPhone, also was unsure if a Bigfoot had been trying to make its presence known in the area.

"It's kind of spooky," she said. "Some say its foxes, some say it's a female coyote and some say it's Sasquatch. I don't know what it is."

Scientists have said that almost all evidence of Bigfoot, a sort of half-man, half-ape that's also known as the Sasquatch and has reported all over the world, has been the result of either misidentification or a hoax.

Carl Sheeler, a wildlife program manager in the Umatilla area, said the foggy swamp is the perfect destination for animals including cougars, foxes, coyotes and the like to let out their shrieks.

"When they are breeding it's absolutely hair-raising," he said. "And the first time a person hears a fox calling in the night, kind of echoing, it raises the hair on the back of your neck. That wetland is the perfect place to have an echoing call sound eerie."

The Umatilla Reservation spans roughly 178,000 acres and is home to 1,500 people across Oregon's Blue Mountains. It's where supposed Bigfoot sightings have been frequent since someone found an 18-inch footprint in 1966. When a prankster named Ray Wallace died in 2002, his family revealed at his funeral that he had been the source of most of the Sasquatch "evidence" in the heavily forested Pacific Northwest.

Last year a video was posted online by an Ohio man who claimed to see a Bigfoot run across his path during a backwoods ATV ride. Thick Ohio forests are a similar habitat to the Pacific Northwest, leading many to question if the Sasquatch had made its way across the country. The video was later revealed to be nothing more than a man dressed in a bear suit playing a prank on his friends.

"Scientists have said that eyewitnesses have only presented circumstantial evidence over the years that make it impossible to confirm whether there really is a Bigfoot out there," the 10TV news station reported at the time. "Some swear that an audio recording known as the 'Ohio Howl' presents evidence that Bigfoot is real. A barking dog is heard in the recording and then a siren-like moan is audible."

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Wow..Bless their precious little hearts grin


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By Julian Hattem - 06/03/14 04:58 PM EDT

The Secret Service wants to hire an Internet analysis company that can detect when people are being sarcastic.

In an online notice posted on Monday, the agency said that it was looking for a “social media analytics software tool” that could “detect sarcasm and false positives,” among other features.

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The service should also be able to analyze information in real time, search key words in multiple languages, represent trends in “heat maps” and graphs and divide up Web activity by audience and geography, the Secret Service said.

Companies applying for the five-year contract should be able to “visually present complex data in a clear, concise manner,” “synthesize large sets of social media data” and “provide user friendly functionality to multiple staff members.”

In addition to protecting President Obama and other top government officials, the Secret Service is also tasked with fighting efforts to counterfeit money and undermine the financial system.

An agency spokesman clarified to The Hill that the analysis tool is meant purely for the agency’s public affairs efforts, not to monitor threats.

“We monitor news stories about the Secret Service, trends about the Secret Service, just like any other public affairs office would,” Ed Donovan said.

Trying to detect sarcasm and scan for search terms, he added, is “an attempt not to drink from a fire hose of social media stuff, trying to filter it down and just synthesize all the data that we’re looking at.”

In recent years, much of the focus on protecting top government officials has turned to the Internet. The nature of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, though, has made it easy for users to post seemingly harmless jokes that are interpreted as death threats.

For some offenders, that’s led to jail time, even when they meant their post as a joke or wrote it while intoxicated.

Under the law, threatening the life of the president or other top governmental figures carries a sentence of up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. However, the government does not necessarily need to show proof that the suspect actually intended to carry out the plot.

Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/technology/208113-secret-service-wants-to-detect-sarcasm-online#ixzz33eoGPfwd
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"Secret Service wants a sarcasm detector"


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Jihadist Groups' Threat To U.S. Grows, Report Says

Report Names Civil War in Syria Largest Driver of Growth of Jihadist Activity

By Siobhan Gorman
June 4, 2014 12:00 a.m. ET

WASHINGTON—The threat to the U.S. from global jihadist groups has escalated in the past three years, with the number of groups increasing by more than 50% and the estimated number of militants doubling, according to a report to be released on Thursday.

The report by the Rand Corp. think tank, which used public data to take a kind of global census of al Qaeda and related groups, will say the civil war in Syria has been the largest driver of the growth of jihadist activity. Syria is the location that has seen the greatest growth in number of groups and numbers of militants, which now make up more than half of the number of al Qaeda-sympathizing jihadists world-wide.

"It's become a breeding ground for jihadist activity," said the report's author, Seth Jones, associate director of Rand's International Security and Defense Policy Center.

In the past few months, militants there have shown growing interest in tapping Western resources and mounting attacks outside Syria, he said, noting last week's suicide attack by an American in Syria, in addition to recent arrests of alleged Syrian-trained fighters in France and Spain, as well as one allegedly involved in a deadly shooting last month in Belgium.

The Rand findings also cast doubt on the Obama administration's efforts to end the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan by 2016 and keep Syria at arm's length. A complete withdrawal from Afghanistan, the report said, "could seriously jeopardize U.S. security interests," because of the continuing terrorist presence in Afghanistan and Pakistan. It also calls for a "more aggressive strategy" in Syria, either clandestinely or working with locals.

National Security Council spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said she couldn't comment on a report that hadn't been released, but referred to President Barack Obama's speech last week where he announced ramped-up partnerships with local allies. In that speech, Mr. Obama also said "U.S. military action cannot be the only—or even primary—component of our leadership in every instance."

The report, prepared for the defense secretary, appears to be the first public census of al Qaeda and related terrorism groups. It focuses exclusively on "Salafi jihadists," which subscribe to al Qaeda's brand of violent jihad.

The number of al Qaeda-sympathizing jihadist groups jumped to 49 from 31 between 2010 and 2013. The number of jihadists has surged similarly. Because it is difficult to get a precise count of jihadist group membership, the report provides ranges. It estimates the total number grew to between 45,510 and 105,510 in 2013, from between 12,945 and 47,810 in 2010.

The biggest increase during that period came in Syria. But there were ample increases in North Africa as well, particularly in Libya.

Egypt is the one key country that has posted a decline since the government's recent crackdown on terrorism, including the arrest last year of the leader of an aspiring al Qaeda affiliate there, Muhammad Jamal Abu Ahmad.

The report categorizes groups by the threat level they pose to the U.S. Those posing a high threat are engaged in active plotting against the U.S. homeland and targets overseas, such as al Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen and its core leadership in Pakistan, as well as some other individuals and networks. Those posing a medium threat with active plotting against U.S. interests overseas include al-Shabaab in Somalia, Ansar al-Shaira in Libya, al Qaeda's North African affiliate, and the Muhammad Jamal Network.

The report found that at the moment, though, al Qaeda and its affiliates are largely focused on attacking "near" local enemies instead of "far" Western ones, with 99% of the al Qaeda-related attacks in 2013 targeting "near enemies" in North Africa and the Middle East.

The report supports broad findings by U.S. intelligence agencies that al Qaeda and its affiliates are increasingly decentralized, and the report paints a picture of a diverse set of groups that often disagree on key issues such as the advisability of allowing civilian casualties and whether to attack abroad or within their countries or regions.

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Our smartphones and smartwatches could include 3D holographic projectors just like the ones seen in the Star Wars films within just two years, with one key difference - they will be both sharper and smoother.

By Matthew Sparkes, Deputy Head of Technology
1:57PM BST 04 Jun 2014

Your mobile phone could have a 3D holographic projector just like the ones seen in Star Wars within two years, claims a Californian startup.

Instead of talking to friends on the phone, we could soon be talking to projected avatars of them standing on our smartphone in the palm of our hands. And, unlike the glitch, low-resolution Star Wars holograms, these would be sharp, smooth images with 5,000 pixels per inch. For contrast, Apple’s iPad has just 300 pixels per inch.

Ostendo Technologies has spent nine years developing the tiny projectors and says that they are almost ready for commercial release.

A simpler version of the chip will be available in the first half of 2015, but will only be able to project 2D images. This will still enable smartphones to beam a 48in “screen” onto any flat surface.

The 3D chips, known as Quantum Photonic Imagers, will come in the second half of that year. It is expected that they will cost just $30 when mass produced, which is only around twice the cost of the camera chips included in smartphones.

Both chips will be able to fit easily inside a smartphone or smartwatch, and are only around the size of the fingernail on your little finger – a cube around 5mm on all sides.

Ostendo's chief executive and founder, Dr Hussein El-Ghoroury, told the Wall Street Journal that "display is the last frontier".

"Over the years, processing power has improved and networks have more bandwidth, but what is missing is comparable advancement in display.

"Imagine if everything coming back to you was in 3D - all of your shopping, all of your gaming, every way you retrieve data." The company is relatively small but has already raised $90m in funding from venture capital companies and Peter Thiel, who was one of Facebook’s earliest investors. It has also received $58m in government research contracts, including from the military R&D organisation DARPA.

Ostendo will deliver a final prototype 3D holographic system to the US Air Force by July 2016.

Unlike some holographic technologies which require mirrors to work, the Ostendo chip can create images which hang in mid-air, making them perfectly suited to mobile devices.

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