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« Reply #11040 on: Jul 13th, 2014, 11:17am »

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Auto Racing Was Wildly Dangerous in the ’30s—And a Lot More Fun

By Alexander George
07.11.14


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An Austin 747 cc takes a gnarly turn at the Donington Park Race Meeting, May 13, 1933. The on-lookers' calm expressions exemplify the typical nature of this kind of wild driving. photo: The Motoring Picture Library



The race car drivers of the 1920s and 1930s were total badasses, and if you don’t believe it, these glorious shots from photographer and part-time rally and trials driver Bill Brunell will prove you wrong. Five thousand of his shots were recently added to the Motoring Picture Library, and they reveal what racing looked like in the days before helmets, seat belts, air bags, and traction control had made high speed driving much safer.

At the time, auto racing in Britain was a hobby for the rich, and victory brought enormous prestige for the car maker and the driver. “I think it was because of all the nationalism associated with auto racing during the Interwar period,” says John Heitmann, president of the Society of Automotive Historians. “It intensified the competition, even before Mussolini and Hitler got involved. And it was so exciting, and deadly.”

One of the recurring stars in Brunell’s photos is his daughter, Kitty. Among her smattering of high-place finishes in major races throughout Europe, she drove a Talbot 14/45 in the 1929 Monte Carlo Rally, with a body she designed herself. Talbot, impressed with her driving and design acumen, built a car dubbed the 1930 Kitty II in her honor.

Brunell’s images, most of where were shot on glass plate, have now been digitized. National Motor Museum staff and volunteers researched the context of the scenes he captured. The photographs, along with over 20,000 others, are available from the Motoring Picture Library. An 8 x 6-inch print of Kitty wrenching on an old MG will cost you $20.

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Citigroup pays $7bn to settle sub-prime mortgage investigation

Agreement comes after Justice Department warned it would sue banking giant over sales of risky sub-prime mortgages

by Dominic Rushe in New York
Monday 14 July 2014 07.53 EDT

Citigroup agreed to pay $7bn on Monday to settle a federal investigation into the toxic mortgage products the bank sold in the run-up to the financial crisis.

The agreement comes after months of tense negotiations and comes as Justice Department continues to negotiate a similar settlement with rial Bank of America.

“The bank’s misconduct was egregious,’’ attorney general Eric Holder said in a statement. “As a result of their assurances that toxic financial products were sound, Citigroup was able to expand its market share and increase profits.”

Citigroup will pay $4bn in cash to the Justice Department – the largest payment of its kind – and a further $500m will go to state attorneys general and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

A payment of $2.5bn has been earmarked for struggling consumers and will be used to help struggling homeowners with principal reductions on home loans and other relief programmes as well as financing the construction and preservation of affordable rental housing.

“We believe that this settlement is in the best interests of our shareholders, and allows us to move forward and to focus on the future, not the past,” Citigroup’s chief executive, Michael Corbat, said in a statement.

Negotiations with the bank had become increasingly tense. Citigroup had originally offered to pay $363m to settle the investigation and believed its fine should be a fraction of the $13bn JP Morgan agreed to pay to settle its issues last year.

Holder said that the settlement did not absolve “Citigroup or its individual employees” from future criminal charges.

“Despite the fact that Citigroup learned of serious and widespread defects among the increasingly risky loans they were securitizing, the bank and its employees concealed these defects, ’’ Holder said.

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« Reply #11045 on: Jul 14th, 2014, 4:47pm »

I went by drudge..which used to be a nice alternative site..but lately has become one nasty pitsop of pure incitement and vitriol.


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THOSE WHOM HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED OR EDUCATED THEMSELVES TO SUCH HORRORS ARE DESTINED TO REPEAT SAME AS THE NEXT PSEUDO EMPEROR CASTS HIS SHADOW ~ KEEP THE FAITH MY FRIEND ~ wink

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http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2010/02/the-nazis-murder-of-jews-communists-and-gypsies-in-gas-chambers-was-an-american-idea.html

Eugenics research was funded by the Carnegie Foundation, and later by the Rockefeller Foundation. The latter was so enthusiastic that even after the center of the eugenics effort moved to Germany, and involved the gassing of individuals from mental institutions, the Rockefeller Foundation continued to finance German researchers at a very high level. (The foundation was quiet about it, but they were still funding research in 1939, only months before the onset of World War II.)

Since the 1920s, American eugenicists had been jealous because the Germans had taken leadership of the movement away from them. The Germans were admirably progressive. They set up ordinary-looking houses where “mental defectives” were brought and interviewed one at a time, before being led into a back room, which was, in fact, a gas chamber. There, they were gassed with carbon monoxide, and their bodies disposed of in a crematorium located on the property.

Eventually, this program was expanded into a vast network of concentration camps located near railroad lines, enabling the efficient transport and of killing ten million undesirables.

After World War II, nobody was a eugenicist, and nobody had ever been a eugenicist. Biographers of the celebrated and the powerful did not dwell on the attractions of this philosophy to their subjects, and sometimes did not mention it at all. Eugenics ceased to be a subject for college classrooms, although some argue that its ideas continue to have currency in disguised form.

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The scientific establishment in both the United States and Germany did not mount any sustained protest. Quite the contrary. In Germany scientists quickly fell into line with the program. Modern German researchers have gone back to review Nazi documents from the 1930s. They expected to find directives telling scientists what research should be done. But none were necessary. In the words of Ute Deichman, “Scientists, including those who were not members of the [Nazi] party, helped to get funding for their work through their modified behavior and direct cooperation with the state.” Deichman speaks of the “active role of scientists themselves in regard to Nazi race policy … where [research] was aimed at confirming the racial doctrine … no external pressure can be documented.” German scientists adjusted their research interests to the new policies. And those few who did not adjust disappeared.
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GOOD MORNING SYS, Z AND UFOCASEBOOKERS,

I JUST KEEP PRAYING. embarassed

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Telegraph

Waiter awarded half share of lottery jackpot after predicting win in a dream

A judge orders a restaurant owner to his give waiter £500,000 after hearing how he was persuaded to buy a winning lottery ticket following a dream

By Martin Evans
6:06PM BST 14 Jul 2014

A restaurant owner who scooped a million pound jackpot on the lottery has been forced to share half the cash with one of his staff after a judge ruled that the waiter had dreamt about the win the night before.

Hayati Kucukkoylu, who runs the Kapadokya Turkish restaurant in York, could not believe his luck when his numbers came up on the EuroMllions draw in January 2012.

But his celebrations were short lived when Fatih Ozcan, who waited tables at the restaurant, demanded half the money, insisting had it not been for him, his boss would never have entered the lottery draw.

Mr Ozcan argued it had been his idea to buy a ticket having predicted the jackpot win the night before in a dream.

And now a judge has agreed with his claim and has ruled that the warring pair split the money equally down the middle.

The dispute over the win began just hours after the draw was made with Mr Kucukkoylu insisting the jackpot was rightfully his because he had paid for the ticket and had chosen the winning numbers.

But superstitious Mr Ozcan, who had purchased the winning ticket from the local supermarket, was adamant it was his premonition that had prompted the win.

As the dispute became more bitter, the disgruntled waiter contacted the police and lottery organisers, Camelot, falsely claiming his boss had stolen the winning ticket from his jacket pocket.

Mr Kucukkoylu was arrested on suspicion of theft and questioned for nine hours by police.

Unable to settle the dispute the pair went to court and now a judge has ruled in Mr Ozcan’s favour, accepting that his explanation about the dream was entirely “plausible”.

Handing down his unusual ruling, Judge Mark Gosnell said Mr Ozcan had had a premonition about the win on the night of January 29 2012.

“He dreamt that he was holding a large bundle of cash and standing in front of him was his boss.

“Mr Ozcan is a strong believer in the power of dreams and interpreted this to mean that he and Mr Kucukkoylu would win the lottery,” the judge explained.

The following day he said the waiter had “pestered” his boss for three hours before he finally agreed to enter the EuroMllions drawer.

It was Mr Ozcan who had bought the physically bought the ticket, but insisted that the cost and the choice of numbers had been shared.

Before arriving at his ruling, the judge examined CCTV footage from the restaurant which showed the two men filling in the winning ticket.

Describing it as a “troubling case”, he said Mr Ozcan had admitted lying to police, but he said he also had “concerns” about the reliability of Mr Kucukkoylu's account.

He said the CCTV footage strongly suggested that both men had shared the task of choosing the winning numbers and that each had paid half of the £9 stake.

Ruling that Mr Ozcan’s story was “inherently more plausible”, the judge said: “I cannot see why he would be so determined to make his employer play if he was not directly to benefit.

“It is much more likely that he would badger his employer for hours if his dream was that they had played together and he needed his employer to play for the dream to come true.

“I prefer the evidence of Mr Ozcan on the determinative issues.”

The judge went on: “I find that Mr Ozcan had a dream which involved him and Mr Kucukkoylu and a large sum of money. Mr Ozcan pestered his boss into playing the lottery with him ... they contributed equally to the purchase price of the ticket.”

Although Mr Ozcan gave his boss the lottery ticket, he kept the receipt and the payslips.

The judge said that, after the waiter challenged his boss, Mr Kucukkoylu “became angry and threatening and swore at him”.

The court also heard claims that the restaurateur had “through intermediaries” attempted to persuade Mr Ozcan to drop his claim.”

Judge Gosnell concluded: “I find that the effect of these conversations was that Mr Kucukkoylu and Mr Ozcan entered into a contract to jointly play the lottery on an equal basis.

“There should be a declaration that the prize money from this winning lottery ticket should be shared equally between Mr Kucukkoylu and Mr Ozcan."

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The Brilliant Machine That Could Finally Fix Airport Security

By Alex Davies
07.14.14

Australian fans pumped to see their team take on Spain during the first round of the World Cup were intrigued by the honeycomb-like machine that had replaced the standard manual search process at Arena de Baixada stadium in Curitiba, Brazil. They were less thrilled when the machine spotted the toy kangaroos they were trying to sneak into the match.

That machine is the Qylatron Entry Experience Solution, and it could soon replace a crappy experience of going through security checks at airports and other venues with one that’s faster and less invasive. Instead of having a human poke around in your bag, the machine scans it for a variety of threats in just a few seconds. Searching those Aussies and other soccer fans may prove to be a watershed moment for the system, a successful test of how well it can spot trouble and move people through security, efficiently and with their dignity intact.

The system is the work of Silicon Valley-based Qylur Security Systems, and it consists of five pods that sit around a central sensor. The process is a much closer to being pleasant than having your stuff searched by hand at a stadium or going through the mundane horrors of TSA security. You don’t have to open your bag or let any else touch it. And with five people moving through at once, you’re through security before you have time to really get annoyed.

The whole process is simple. You hold your ticket up to the machine, and it assigns you a pod, in which you place your bag in. Each pod is about the size of a big microwave, so will fit most bags, but maybe not the biggest carry-ons you can take on a plane (though Qylur presumably could tweak the size). Close the door and walk around to the other side. In the time it takes you to get over there, the machine scans the bag for a range of threats. Qylur isn’t keen on explaining how the technology works, but we know it has radiation and chemical sensors to pick out explosives. With a multi-view X-ray, it runs the images it sees through a detection engine that uses machine learning to pick out prohibited items like guns and knives. If it sees a threat, it alerts a security officer, and the door of the pod turns red. If not, the door turns green, and you unlock it with your ticket. Take your bag and go.


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on Jul 14th, 2014, 4:47pm, Sysconfig wrote:
I went by drudge..which used to be a nice alternative site..but lately has become one nasty pitsop of pure incitement and vitriol.


It made me ill to see the headlines..literally physically ill..
God what have we become..sad


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Solution: either don't read Drudge, which simply draws direction towards worldly goings-on already in print and/or on the net, or perhaps scoot over to Huffington for that flavor of goings-on if it agrees more with your persuasion, yes?

If your observation here isn't anti-Drudge and you only meant to say that the world is indeed an unfortunate place, then I for one can wholeheartedly agree with you Mr. ConFig!
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YOUR OBSERVATION ~ TO WIT: "the world is indeed an unfortunate place" ~ UNFORTUNATE THINGS HAPPEN WHEN GOOD PEOPLE DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ~ cool

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A Robot-Built Pavilion Modeled After a Flying Beetle

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This woven carbon fiber pavilion looks like design of a crafty spider. But it’s actually modeled after an entirely different bug. The research team at the University of Stuttgart’s Institute for Computational Design (the same team that made this peanut-shaped building), designed its 2014 research pavilion based on the flying beetle. Or more specifically the beetle’s elytron, that hard, protective forewing that shields the wings the insect uses for flying.

Every year, the ICD constructs a research pavilion, and every year, the structure looks super weird. It’s a time that the computational designers can crack their knuckles and really dig into some big, challenging architectural questions that often get brushed aside for more practical concerns. This year, the big question was: How can you build architectural structures with composite materials like glass and carbon fiber without using massive molds to dictate the shape? This is a difficult thing to do, and the answer could usher in a radically new way of constructing buildings.

Typically when you use these composite materials, you first need to lay them into a formwork to structure their shape. This is how Formula One cars and racing sails are made, for example. But using a mold for an architectural project makes little sense, says Achim Menges, head of the ICD.


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