Posted onOctober 25, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on Infertile Field Of Mars? Colonization Plans Marred By Gravity, Radiation Fears – 25 October 2014
A possible look of the future Mars One mission settlement (Image by mars-one.com)
The Mars One mission – to bring humans to the Red Planet – is underway, with nearly 80,000 applicants for a possible one-way trip. But will they go forth and multiply? Low gravity and cosmic rays lie in the path of the ambitious plan.
Mars is considered to be the most hospitable planet in the solar system, after Earth. The dreams of the ‘Martian Chronicles’ author, Ray Bradbury, or ‘Mr. Nobody’ director Jaco Van Dormael, could be turned into reality with the colonization project.
The mission is aimed at sending first four Mars inhabitants in 2024, and their journey will become a Dutch reality TV program. One of the things the first settlers will not be allowed to do, however, is to have children.
While many Americans fight for the government to increase the minimum wage across the country, one Silicon Valley company has now been penalized for paying some foreign employees dramatically lower wages.
The fine was handed down by the US Department of Labor after it discovered that Electronics for Imaging (EFI) flew eight employees in from its office in Bangalore, India, and paid them the equivalent of $1.21 an hour, the San Jose Mercury News reported this week. The foreign employees were called in to help install computers for the Fremont, California-based company, which paid them in Indian rupees.
Additionally, these employees worked extensive hours – up to 122 hours a week in some cases. They were employed inside of the United States last year from September 8 until December 21.
The governors of New Jersey and New York have issued a mandatory quarantine for those travelers who have been treating or otherwise in contact Ebola-infected patients in West Africa.
One healthcare worker has already been isolated after she developed a fever on Friday, New Jersey state health officials said. The unnamed worker did not have symptoms upon first arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport, but officials quarantined her after she acknowledged that she was in contact with infected patients in Sierra Leone. The fever developed after she had been quarantined.
She is currently being evaluated at Newark’s University Hospital, the New Jersey Department of Health announced in a statement.
Human beings tend to define themselves. They sum themselves up. They present themselves with a picture of what they are.
They may not do this with precision, but they do it. And the common factor is all about limitation because, after all, definitions involve drawing boundaries. Definitions describe what is inside those boundaries and exclude what’s outside. That’s limitation.
The most pervasive way this process is carried out is through making “the past” the great determinant of the present, as if the past is a series of links that, naturally, shape the ongoing Now. Continue reading →
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Posted onOctober 25, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on Anti-Facebook Social Site Ello Gets Millions In Funding, Promises To Stay Ad-Free Forever – 25 October 2014
Ello, the new social-media site that exploded last month, has raised $5.5 million through investors and says a charter that was recently signed by the company’s executives will see to it that users will continue to be offered an ad-free experience.
After initially guaranteeing users a social media site devoid of paid content and other adverts, Ello’s execs say new measures will make sure that their promise stays in place: the company has not only managed to increase its funding more than ten-times over from an original $450,000, but has also made its founders and investors alike sign a charter prohibiting Ello from selling user data or ads.
“We’re really creating a way to enshrine Ello, legally, as what we intend it to be,” Ello CEO Paul Budnitz told Wired this week. “The bottom line is we’re not going to sell out and no one can make us sell out.”
Two students at a Washington state high school, including the shooter, have been killed and four injured after one of them opened fire early Friday.
Emergency calls were made late Friday morning local time at around 10:45 a.m. by individuals reporting a suspected shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
Around 75 minutes later, Marysville Police Commander Robert Lamoureux told reporters: “We are confirming that there is one deceased, and that is the shooter.”
The shooter has since been identified as Jaylen Fryberg, a ninth-grader at the school. According to The Seattle Times, another student said Fryberg was angry at a girl who wouldn’t date him.
Read the full story at: www.rt.com / link to original article
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Posted onOctober 25, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on John Ward – UKip Has Been Tarred With Support For The Ivory Trade. It Is A Great Big Fib. – 25 October 2014
I don’t like UKip much (as you may have gathered by now) but this sort of stuff is really rather naughty:
To the best of my knowledge, UKip MEPs do not hate elephants, even when they are in the room.
Having asked around among various Brussels Sprouts, it transpires that what UKip voted against was a motion calling for the EU to take more powers and waste more money harmonising the length of sausages across Europe. Continue reading →
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Posted onOctober 25, 2014bylucas2012infos|Comments Off on ‘Google Grown Big And Bad’: Assange Reveals Company And Its Founder’s Links To US Govt – 25 October 2014
One of the world’s largest internet companies, Google ‘should be a serious concern’ internationally, WikiLeaks co-founder and Editor-in-chief Julian Assange says, revealing its connections and donations to the White House.
“Google is steadily becoming the Internet for many people. Its influence on the choices and behavior of the totality of individual human beings translates to real power to influence the course of history,” Assange writes in his article, an extract from which is published in Newsweek.
Based on Assange’s personal encounter with Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt, the story of the corporation’s connections with the US government is intertwined with Schmidt’s personality.