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« Reply #12345 on: Mar 2nd, 2015, 10:08am »

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« Reply #12346 on: Mar 2nd, 2015, 10:13am »

GOOD MORNING Z, SWAMPRAT, SYS & ALL OF OUR UFOCASEBOOKERS cheesy

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These Glasses Block Cameras From Recognizing Your Face

And they don't look too bad

By Dan Moren
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With cameras and face-detection software everywhere these days, what's a privacy-loving citizen supposed to do? Anti-virus software maker AVG has a proposal: eyeglasses that thwart those technologies, thanks to infrared LEDs that are invisible to the human eye, but interfere with cameras' ability to see your face. (Want to see a simple version of this in action? Press a button on your TV's remote control while pointing it at your smartphone's camera.)

Unfortunately, AVG's privacy glasses, which the company is demoing at this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, are merely a concept at this point; AVG says not to expect them for sale anytime soon. Instead, the company hopes to start a conversation about the pervasiveness of these types of privacy-eroding developments, and how technology can help combat them. Just as well, since asking everybody to don weird-looking glasses probably isn't really a solution.

On the upside, at least AVG's glasses are better looking than the pair developed by the National Institute of Informatics in Japan a couple years back. Those are specs that not even people miniaturized and stuck inside a computer could love.

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« Reply #12347 on: Mar 2nd, 2015, 11:51am »

Canada's tunnel mystery solved -- well, sort of

By Ashley Fantz and Ray Sanchez, CNN
March 2, 2015

CNN)A mysterious tunnel that Canadian authorities discovered weeks ago is still a mystery, though police said Monday the case is closed and there was "nothing criminal" going on.

The tunnel, which measured more than 6 feet high and nearly 3 feet wide and snaked 33 feet long, was near York University and the Rexall Centre, the venue for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto in July.

For details and pics, see: http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/02/americas/canada-mystery-tunnel/index.html
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« Reply #12348 on: Mar 3rd, 2015, 09:08am »

on Mar 2nd, 2015, 11:51am, Swamprat wrote:
Canada's tunnel mystery solved -- well, sort of

By Ashley Fantz and Ray Sanchez, CNN
March 2, 2015

CNN)A mysterious tunnel that Canadian authorities discovered weeks ago is still a mystery, though police said Monday the case is closed and there was "nothing criminal" going on.

The tunnel, which measured more than 6 feet high and nearly 3 feet wide and snaked 33 feet long, was near York University and the Rexall Centre, the venue for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto in July.

For details and pics, see: http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/02/americas/canada-mystery-tunnel/index.html


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« Reply #12349 on: Mar 3rd, 2015, 09:16am »

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Incredible photo captures weasel riding on the back of a flying woodpecker

An amazing image of a weasel mounted on a flying woodpecker has been captured by a photographer in a London park

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The remarkable shot was taken yesterday by Martin Le-May while he was walking with his wife through Hornchurch Country Park in Havering, London.

The pair heard “distressed squawking” before witnessing the woodpecker’s “struggle for life” as the weasel clung to its back.

The amateur photographer from Essex told ITV that he “feared the worst” for the bird, which appeared to be “unnaturally hopping about like it was treading on a hot surface” before it flew in their direction.

The colourful bird eventually landed about 25 metres from the couple.

"I guess our presence... momentarily distracted the weasel," said Mr Le-May. "The woodpecker seized the opportunity and flew up and away into some bushes away to our left. Quickly the bird gathered its self respect and flew up into the trees and away from our sight.

“The woodpecker left with its life, the weasel just disappeared into the long grass, hungry."

Mr Le-May says he did not know how remarkable his pictures were of a weasel on a woodpecker's back, until he downloaded them at home.

"I flicked through the photographs when I got indoors and suddenly I came across this image of a weasel clinging on to the back of the woodpecker.

"Then I realised that this was something special."

The incredible image has been a huge hit on social media, with the hashtag #weaselpecker trending on Twitter. One user, Jason Ward, posted the image on the website last night - it has since received more than 7,000 retweets.


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« Reply #12350 on: Mar 4th, 2015, 08:41am »

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« Reply #12351 on: Mar 4th, 2015, 10:10am »

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I want this car!

All I have to do is win the Powerball or the MegaMillion



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03.04.15
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Old-School Automaker Morgan Is Back With Another Beauty



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Leather-gloved hands down, Morgan Motor Co. is our favorite retro-modern car maker. We live in a world where automobiles are learning to drive themselves, manual transmissions are an endangered species, and the question of whether dashboards support Apple or Google is a major consideration, and that’s mostly OK. But it’s comforting to have Morgan, which still talks about 1960s styling and hand-builds cars to order using ashwood frames.

Morgan Motor Company was founded in 1909 by Henry Frederick Stanley Morgan, and sometimes it seems little has changed since then. Although the cars are thoroughly modern under the hood—the company favors BMW drivetrains—the exterior styling stopped evolving around the time of the Blitz. Morgan was retro before retro was a thing, and even futuristic concepts like the hydrogen fuel cell LifeCar looks like they came straight out of the 1930s.

Morgan sings a similar tune with the Aero 8, which made its debut this week at the Geneva Motor Show. It’s the latest in a line Morgan launched in 2000 and thoroughly modern, in the sense that it’s being built in 2015, it’s got a 4.8-liter V8 engine under the hood, and the requisite sports car hardware like limited slip, ABS, and such. The engine’s good for 367 horsepower if you rev it to 6,300 RPM, and of course you should because it undoubtedly sounds glorious.

In another nod to the past, Morgan offers the Aero 8 with three pedals and six-speed manual, which alone makes it worthy of high praise. Or you could wimp out and get the automatic. The manual tops out at 170 mph, walloping the slushbox by 15 mph. Either way, you’ll hit 62 mph in 4.5 seconds.

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« Reply #12352 on: Mar 4th, 2015, 8:50pm »

on Mar 4th, 2015, 10:10am, WingsofCrystal wrote:
MORNIN' Z & ALL OF OUR UFOCASEBOOKERS grin


I want this car!

All I have to do is win the Powerball or the MegaMillion



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Jesus Christ...I got a rush just looking at that!
Thanx Crysal there is still hope for the automobile.
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« Reply #12353 on: Mar 5th, 2015, 12:28am »

Didn't read the article but I saw a price for this roadster at $178,000!
I would rather have the +8! Love the old style of the Morgan classic!


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« Reply #12354 on: Mar 5th, 2015, 10:09am »

Good morning Sys, Lone, Z & all of our wonderful UFOCasebookers! cheesy

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Can YOU solve these UFO cold cases? Vintage 'alien' photos that governments couldn't explain reveal world's strangest sightings

By Ellie Zolfagharifard For Dailymail.com

Published: 17:17 EST, 4 March 2015
Updated: 08:09 EST, 5 March 2015


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In 1957 this picture was taken by a test pilot near Edwards Air Force Base in California. It shows a UFO allegedly following a B-47 jet



The US government is still unable to explain around five per cent of UFO sightings in its archives.

Now one team of ‘alien hunters’ has dug up some of the best images to see if the public can shed light on the eerie glows, mysterious orbs and flying objects from the last few decades.

Among them is a remarkable 1957 photo taken by a test pilot near Edwards Air Force Base in California, allegedly showing a UFO following a B-47 jet.


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Good News! Thanxs to the FCC s nod and a wink..The Internet will thanks to Google be more a buffet style of web ranked sites according to fact.
We of course can overlook its sourcing such as the CIA hand book as their baseline

like the commercial of old insurerors once said..Your in good hands with ALL STATE

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Google wants to rank websites based on facts not links
28 February 2015 by Hal Hodson
The trustworthiness of a web page might help it rise up Google's rankings if the search giant starts to measure quality by facts, not just links

THE internet is stuffed with garbage. Anti-vaccination websites make the front page of Google, and fact-free "news" stories spread like wildfire. Google has devised a fix – rank websites according to their truthfulness. Google's search engine currently uses the number of incoming links to a web page as a proxy for quality, determining where it appears in search results. So pages that many other sites link to are ranked higher. This system has brought us the search engine as we know it today, but the downside is that websites full of misinformation can rise up the rankings, if enough people link to them. A Google research team is adapting that model to measure the trustworthiness of a page, rather than its reputation across the web. Instead of counting incoming links, the system – which is not yet live – counts the number of incorrect facts within a page. "A source that has few false facts is considered to be trustworthy," says the team (arxiv.org/abs/1502.03519v1). The score they compute for each page is its Knowledge-Based Trust score.

The software works by tapping into the Knowledge Vault, the vast store of facts that Google has pulled off the internet. Facts the web unanimously agrees on are considered a reasonable proxy for truth. Web pages that contain contradictory information are bumped down the rankings. There are already lots of apps that try to help internet users unearth the truth. LazyTruth is a browser extension that skims inboxes to weed out the fake or hoax emails that do the rounds. Emergent, a project from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University, New York, pulls in rumours from trashy sites, then verifies or rebuts them by cross-referencing to other sources.

LazyTruth developer Matt Stempeck, now the director of civic media at Microsoft New York, wants to develop software that exports the knowledge found in fact-checking services such as Snopes, PolitiFact and FactCheck.org so that everyone has easy access to them. He says tools like LazyTruth are useful online, but challenging the erroneous beliefs underpinning that information is harder. "How do you correct people's misconceptions? People get very defensive," Stempeck says. "If they're searching for the answer on


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I see nothing good coming from The FCC ruling,It's simply more US Government control to the uneducated masses.
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...The trustworthiness of a web page might help it rise up Google's rankings if the search giant starts to measure quality by facts, not just links..

If facts are the criteria then we are going to have to dig deep to find anything on ufos.

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What some say represents stunning visual evidence of a humanoid creature that was found crashed near Roswell, NM in 1947 will soon to be released in an international livestream event. Referred to by some as “the Roswell Slides,” the Kodachrome images have now been authenticated by expert scientists and their provenance has been confirmed. During that long process many have speculated about precisely what these pictures show. People will now be able to see for themselves with the public reveal of the slides on May 5th 2015.

NATIONAL AUDITORIUM, MEXICO CITY

The event will include presenters Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the sixth man on the Moon, as well as noted authors and Roswell investigators Tom Carey and Don Schmitt. Transmitted live from the 10,000 seat National Auditorium in Mexico City, the history and background context of the slides (as well as other facets of the case) will be detailed. Tom Carey, who made international news when he announced the discovery of the slides at American University in Washington, DC last month, will be providing more information and logistical details on the event shortly.

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Laser Weapon Stops Truck in Its Tracks — from a Mile Away

by Elizabeth Howell, Live Science Contributor
March 06, 2015


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Lockheed Martin's ATHENA laser weapon system stopped a truck by disabling the vehicle's engine. Credit: Lockheed Martin

A laser weapon made by Lockheed Martin can stop a small truck dead in its tracks from more than a mile (1.6 kilometers) away, the company announced this week.

The laser system, called ATHENA (short for Advanced Test High Energy Asset), is designed to protect military forces and key infrastructure, Lockheed Martin representatives said. During a recent field test, the laser managed to burn through and disable a small truck's engine.

The truck was not driving normally; it was on a platform with the engine and drivetrain running, Lockheed Martin representatives said. The milestone is the highest power ever documented by a laser weapon of its type, according to the company. Lockheed is expected to conduct additional tests of ATHENA.

"Fiber-optic lasers are revolutionizing directed energy systems," Keoki Jackson, Lockheed Martin's chief technology officer, said in a statement. "This test represents the next step to providing lightweight and rugged laser-weapon systems for military aircraft, helicopters, ships and trucks."

The ATHENA system could be a boon for the military because the laser can stop ground-based adversaries from interfering with operations long before they reach the front lines, company representatives said.

The laser weapon is based on a similar system called Area Defense Anti-Munitions (also developed by Lockheed Martin), which focuses on airborne threats. The 30-kilowatt Accelerated Laser Demonstration Initiative — the laser in ATHENA itself — was also made by Lockheed.

The recent test was the first time that such a laser was tested in the field, the company said. The Accelerated Laser Demonstration Initiative is a multifiber laser created through a technique called spectral beam combining. Essentially, the system takes multiple lasers and mashes them into one. Lockheed representatives said this beam "provides greater efficiency and lethality than multiple individual 10-kilowatt lasers used in other systems."

Last year, Lockheed also highlighted laser defense capabilities in a demonstration test between two boats that were located about 1 mile apart. The vessels, described as "military-grade," were stopped less than 30 seconds after the laser burned through the boat's rubber hull.

http://www.livescience.com/50064-laser-weapon-stops-truck.html
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