Crystal Thank you for that..Moksha played it in the drone thread....I played for Pen because of the spiritual quality..something we cant measure or count..yet we know we are touched by it.. I believe that should be The official UCB anthem.. Much Love in and from you Crystal.. for all of us..
470,000 Vehicles At Risk After Hackers "Take Control & Crash" Jeep Cherokee From A Sofa 10 Miles Away
In what is being called "the first of its kind," Wired.com reports that hackers, using just a laptop and mobile phone, accessed a Jeep Cherokee's on-board systems (via its wireless internet connection), took control and crashed the car into a ditch from 10 miles away sitting on their sofa. As The Telegraph details, the breach was revealed by security researchers Charlie Miller, a former staffer at the NSA, and Chris Valasek, who warned that more than 470,000 cars made by Fiat Chrysler could be at risk of being attacked by similar means. Coming just weeks after the FBI claimed a US hacker took control of a passenger jet he was on in the first known such incident of its kind, the incident shows just how vulnerable we are to modern technology.
As The Telegraph reports, the hackers (security experts) worked with Andy Greenberg, a writer with tech website Wired.com, who drove the Jeep Cherokee on public roads in St Louis, Missouri...
In his disturbing account Greenberg described how the air vents started blasting out cold air and the radio came on full blast when the hack began.
The windscreen wipers turned on with wiper fluid, blurring the glass, and a picture of the two hackers appeared on the car’s digital display to signify they had gained access.
Greenberg said that the hackers then slowed the car to a halt just as he was getting on the highway, causing a tailback behind him - though it got worse after that.
He wrote: ‘The most disturbing maneuver came when they cut the Jeep’s brakes, leaving me frantically pumping the pedal as the 2-ton SUV slid uncontrollably into a ditch.
‘The researchers say they’re working on perfecting their steering control - for now they can only hijack the wheel when the Jeep is in reverse.
‘Their hack enables surveillance too: They can track a targeted Jeep’s GPS coordinates, measure its speed, and even drop pins on a map to trace its route.’
The hack was possible thanks to Uconnect, the Internet connected computer feature that has been installed in fleets of Fiat Chrysler cars since late 2013.
It controls the entertainment system, deals with navigation and allows phone calls.
The feature also allows owners to start the car remotely, flash the headlights using an app and unlock doors.
But according to Miller and Valasek, the on-board Internet connection is a ‘super nice vulnerability’ for hackers.
All they have to do is work out the car’s IP address and know how to break into its systems and they can take control.
In a statement to Wired.com Fiat Chrysler said:
"Under no circumstances does FCA condone or believe it’s appropriate to disclose ‘how-to information’ that would potentially encourage, or help enable hackers to gain unauthorised and unlawful access to vehicle systems.
‘We appreciate the contributions of cybersecurity advocates to augment the industry’s understanding of potential vulnerabilities. However, we caution advocates that in the pursuit of improved public safety they not, in fact, compromise public safety."
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Genome analysis pins down arrival and spread of first Americans
Comparing current and ancient genomes shows Siberian migration no earlier than 23,000 years ago
Date: July 21, 2015 Source: University of California - Berkeley
The original Americans came from Siberia in a single wave no more than 23,000 years ago, at the height of the last Ice Age, and apparently hung out in the north -- perhaps for thousands of years -- before spreading in two distinct populations throughout North and South America, according to a new genomic analysis.
The findings, which will be reported in the July 24 issue of Science, confirm the most popular theory of the peopling of the Americas, but throws cold water on others, including the notion of an earlier wave of people from East Asia prior to the last glacial maximum, and the idea that multiple independent waves produced the major subgroups of Native Americans we see today, as opposed to diversification in the Americas.
This Ice Age migration over a land bridge between Siberia and Alaska is distinct from the arrival of the Inuit and Eskimo, who were latecomers, spreading throughout the Artic beginning about 5,500 years ago.
The findings also dispel the idea that Polynesians or Europeans contributed to the genetic heritage of Native Americans.
The analysis, using the most comprehensive genetic data set from Native Americans to date, was conducted using three different statistical models, two of them created by UC Berkeley researchers. The first, developed by the lab of Yun Song, a UC Berkeley associate professor of statistics and of electrical engineering and computer sciences, takes into account the full DNA information available from the genomes in the study. A second method, developed by Rasmus Nielsen, a UC Berkeley professor of integrative biology, and graduate student Kelley Harris, requires much less computation, but relies on a summary of the genome data. These and a third method developed by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, England, all yielded consistent results. Song and Nielsen are two of three corresponding authors of the paper.
Modern and ancient genomes
The data consisted of the sequenced genomes of 31 living Native Americans, Siberians and people from around the Pacific Ocean, and the genomes of 23 ancient individuals from North and South America, spanning a time between 200 and 6,000 years ago.
"There is some uncertainty in the dates of the migration and the divergence between the norther and southern Amerindian populations," Song noted, "but as we get more ancient genomes sequenced, we will be able to put more precise dates on the times of migration."
The international team concluded that the northern and southern Native American populations diverged between 11,500 and 14,500 years ago, with the northern branch leading to the present day Athabascans and Amerindians broadly distributed throughout North America. The southern branch peopled Central and South America, as well as part of northern North America.
"The diversification of modern Native Americans appears to have started around 13,000 years ago when the first unique Native American culture appears in the archeological record: the Clovis culture," said Nielsen. "We can date this split so precisely in part because we previously have analyzed the 12,600-year-old remains of a boy associated with the Clovis culture."
One surprise in the genetic data is that both populations of Native Americans have a small admixture of genes from East Asians and Australo-Melanesians, including Papuans, Solomon Islanders and Southeast Asian hunter gatherers.
"It's a surprising finding and it implies that New World populations were not completely isolated from the Old World after their initial migration," said Eske Willerslev from the Centre for GeoGenetics at the Natural History Museum, University of Copenhagen, who headed the study. "We cannot say exactly how and when this gene flow happened, but one possibility is that it came through the Aleutian Islanders living off the coast of Alaska."
Song added that the state-of-the-art statistical methods that his and Nielsen's labs developed "are being made publicly available so that they can be used by others to study complex demographic histories of other populations.
Yankees prospect is an Army lieutenant, two months from battle
By Zach Braziller July 21, 2015 | 10:33pm
Alex Robinett is living out one dream while another awaits.
The Yankees farmhand sits in a dugout at Richmond County Bank Ballpark on Staten Island, looking out at the field in front of him, knowing a completely different field is up next — a dangerous battlefield that could short-circuit a promising career.
And yet the right-handed pitcher is eager for that military career to begin, while looking to make the most of the opportunity at hand.
“It’s part of the job I signed up for,” he said matter-of-factly.
Robinett is a West Point graduate, a 32nd-round pick of the Yankees who has a military obligation that will begin in September. It could last as long as five years, or as short as two, if the Yankees deem him valuable enough.
If he has a contract offer after those two years Robinett may apply for a waiver to play professional baseball. If the waiver is granted, he will have to serve eight years in the Army reserves, instead of three in the Army.
Robinett has been commissioned as a second lieutenant and will report to Oklahoma’s Fort Sill for basic training following the New York-Penn League season. Then he will join the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, N.C.
He expects to be deployed overseas at some point, to either Iraq or Afghanistan, where he will be a field artillery officer in charge of his own platoon.
“Just giving back to the country,” he said, when asked why he wants to go overseas. “I’m sure it’s dangerous, and I would probably sound like a fool if I said I didn’t see that, but we’re the best military in the world and we have all the equipment backing we need.
“I’m not anxious at all about the prospects of going over there.”
Asked if he worried about what can happen, the 22-year-old Robinett hardly flinched.
“No nerves at all,” he said. “If it’s your time to go, it’s your time to go.”
“He just wants to challenge himself in everything he does,” his father, Mike, said in a telephone interview.
Robinett has been nicknamed “Lieutenant Dan” by his Staten Island teammates, a nod to the “Forrest Gump” character played by Gary Sinise. He said he finds it funny — he doesn’t take himself too seriously.
Following a star-studded senior season at Army in which Robinett had a 2.01 ERA, threw eight complete games, tossed a no-hitter and struck out 21 hitters in a victory over Air Force — the most a college pitcher has fanned since Stephen Strasburg (23) in 2008 — the Yankees took a chance on him in last month’s draft.
They are using Robinett in relief so far because of his heavy workload in the spring with the Cadets. After pitching well for the Single-A Pulaski (Va.) Yankees of the rookie-level Appalachian League, throwing five scoreless innings in three relief appearances, he was quickly promoted to Staten Island. There, he has struck out 10 in eight innings, allowing just two earned runs and picking up a save.
“I saw him pitch [Monday night] for Staten Island,” Yankees scouting director Damon Oppenheimer said in a phone interview. “His velocity was 90 to 93 [mph] and [he] had a really good curveball he can spin for strikes. He is a competitor.”
“As you would expect, he is really disciplined and everything is done by the book.’’
Before leaving for his Army duties, Robinett has to show the Yankees why they should bring him back in two years.
“That’s the ultimate goal for this season, to prove to the Yankees I’m a worthy investment,” he said. “They have to know they can utilize me down the road. I think it’s important to show them you have a high ceiling for potential.”
Robinett grew up in Saudi Arabia, his parents working for an oil company. His dad put a baseball in his hand at the age of 4, and watched him develop into a dominant pitcher. He led his team to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., in 2004 and 2005. Even then, that steely resolve and power right arm were apparent.
“He was throwing 75 mph as a 12-year-old,” Mike said. “He had this presence. Nothing fazed him.”
Robinett’s development continued through high school in Bend, Ore. He was recruited by a number of top programs, schools such as Gonzaga, Oregon State and Duke, but serving his country was appealing. Having two grandfathers who served their country ingrained in him at a young age the sense of responsibility and pride military service could give him. When the opportunity arose, he remembered listening to their stories and realized the possibilities a career in the military could create for him.
“I want to be part of something bigger than myself,” he said. “I always told myself when I was younger, if baseball hadn’t worked out, I would join the military. Going to West Point, I could join the military and play baseball.”
Sure, Robinett had second thoughts. West Point was different than the average NCAA Division I school. There were 5:30 a.m. wake-up calls for special training, a heavy workload and then baseball. But he also said he wouldn’t change anything about how his life has turned out.
Robinett has thought about his future a lot in recent weeks. The opportunity to play professional baseball for the Yankees. His upcoming time with the Army. His likely time overseas. But he’s also thought about years down the road, and he knows where he wants to be.
“Hopefully,” Robinett said, “pitching in The Bronx.”
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