September 27, 2014
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) said it had filed a legal challenge to NASA’s award of contracts totaling $6.8 billion to Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated “space taxis” to fly astronauts to the International Space Station. NASA had considered a bid by privately owned Sierra Nevada, but U.S. officials said on Tuesday the U.S. space agency had opted to award long-time aerospace contractor Boeing and SpaceX with contracts to develop, certify and fly their seven-person capsules. …

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sierra Nevada Corp (SNC) said it had filed a legal challenge to NASA’s award of contracts totaling $6.8 billion to Boeing and SpaceX to build commercially owned and operated “space taxis” to fly astronauts to the International Space Station. NASA had considered a bid by privately owned Sierra Nevada, but U.S. officials said on Tuesday the U.S. space agency had opted to award long-time aerospace contractor Boeing and SpaceX with contracts to develop, certify and fly their seven-person capsules. …

September 25, 2014
To this date, only one person is thought to have been cured of HIV — the “Berlin patient” Timothy Ray Brown. Now a new experiment on monkeys provides more evidence that a rare genetic mutation in the person who donated bone marrow to Brown may have had a central role in his cure. Brown’s HIV was eradicated in 2007 after he underwent a treatment in Germany for his leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells. In the leukemia treatment, Brown first underwent radiation to kill the cancer cells and stem cells in his bone marrow that were creating them, and then received a bone-marrow transplant from a healthy donor to generate new blood cells.

To this date, only one person is thought to have been cured of HIV — the “Berlin patient” Timothy Ray Brown. Now a new experiment on monkeys provides more evidence that a rare genetic mutation in the person who donated bone marrow to Brown may have had a central role in his cure. Brown’s HIV was eradicated in 2007 after he underwent a treatment in Germany for his leukemia, a cancer of the white blood cells. In the leukemia treatment, Brown first underwent radiation to kill the cancer cells and stem cells in his bone marrow that were creating them, and then received a bone-marrow transplant from a healthy donor to generate new blood cells.

September 25, 2014
A newly discovered security bug in a widely used piece of Linux software, known as “Bash,” could pose a bigger threat to computer users than the “Heartbleed” bug that surfaced in April, cyber experts warned on Wednesday. Bash is the software used to control the command prompt on many Unix computers. Hackers can exploit a bug in Bash to take complete control of a targeted system, security experts said. …

A newly discovered security bug in a widely used piece of Linux software, known as “Bash,” could pose a bigger threat to computer users than the “Heartbleed” bug that surfaced in April, cyber experts warned on Wednesday. Bash is the software used to control the command prompt on many Unix computers. Hackers can exploit a bug in Bash to take complete control of a targeted system, security experts said. …

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September 23, 2014
Before Apple released the iPhone 6, multiple sources rumored that Sapphire was to be the material used for the screen . Seems that it’s not as durable and able to take drops as had been rumored.

Before Apple released the iPhone 6, multiple sources rumored that Sapphire was to be the material used for the screen . Seems that it’s not as durable and able to take drops as had been rumored.

September 23, 2014
Dr. Bones

Dr. Bones a poem for any parent who’s had a child suffer a broken bone.

Just heard from a cousin that she’s in the process of making a poem she wrote into a childrens book… I’ve always loved the poem and I’m sure the book will be great too. Some art work and such to get finished but she’s looking to have it out by Christmas. Dr. Bones Running, jumping, and More clowning around, One, two, three, And then you fall down. Sometimes you land all wrong in the fall, Then…

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September 23, 2014
Apple’s iOS 8 appears to be dogging certain users with buggy WiFi and poor battery life, among other glitches. As noted by blog site Tech 2 on Monday, some users chiming in on Apple’s support forum are reporting WiFi-related problems, specifically performance issues and connectivity failures. One user said that the WiFi speed keeps dropping on an iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, and iPhone 5s after upgrading to Apple latest mobile operating system.

Apple’s iOS 8 appears to be dogging certain users with buggy WiFi and poor battery life, among other glitches. As noted by blog site Tech 2 on Monday, some users chiming in on Apple’s support forum are reporting WiFi-related problems, specifically performance issues and connectivity failures. One user said that the WiFi speed keeps dropping on an iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, and iPhone 5s after upgrading to Apple latest mobile operating system.

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September 21, 2014
Ever wonder if anyone is listening to your customer service complaints? At AT&T, the answer might surprise you.

Ever wonder if anyone is listening to your customer service complaints? At AT&T, the answer might surprise you.

September 20, 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans could soon have to scan their fingerprints to buy bread.

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans could soon have to scan their fingerprints to buy bread.

September 17, 2014
I built a tower!

I built a tower into the sky and climbed so very high… I reached the stars that others sought on stones they’ve thrown to hurt and harm… and from my perch I see them still stuck so far below… as they’ve no stones to build their own they’ve thrown them all away… so save your stones and build your tower or waist the lot in folly… for stones are meant to build and not to hurt and harm…  ~Frank…

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September 17, 2014
Woman calls 911 and CPS because of a child playing out in the yard alone

A neighbor calls the cops and CPS on a mom because her kid is playing outside, up the street, alone. When did that become a crime?

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