The first graphene jacket is here, and it’s...pretty Musky

At 595 euros ($695) a pop, Vollebak’s new graphene jacket isn’t for everyone. But if even half of what its creators promise is true, it could be worth every cent. According to the company, it shares many of the magical properties of graphene–absorbing heat and then warming you up over time, conducting electricity, repelling bacteria, and dissipating your body’s excess humidity. According to Vollebak, it’s the world’s first jacket made out of the notoriously difficult-to-manufacture ...
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2018-08-18 6:24am to the The Economy forum.

The blockchain bonanza is over for graphics card makers

But on Thursday, Nvidia reported its financial results for its second fiscal quarter, which ended on July 29. The results were pretty good overall, with strong demands for Nvidia products for AI and data center applications. However, cryptocurrency-related demand has cratered.

"Our revenue outlook had anticipated cryptocurrency-specific products declining to approximately $100 million," said Nvidia CFO Colette Kress. "Actual crypto-specific product revenue was $18 million."

The company isn't ...
Submitted by SharoKham at 2018-08-18 4:06am to the The Economy forum.

Inside America's largest immigration jail

Inside America’s largest immigration jail — where women and children can take yoga and Zumba classes while fighting speedy expulsion from the United States — the fuzzy outline of a black-robed judge appeared on a giant plasma television.

“Let’s bring the ladies out,” immigration Judge Robert L. Powell ordered from the screen like a reality-show host, sitting 270 miles away in a courtroom at a detention center in Los Fresnos, Tex.

Nobody could find a Mam interpreter for a ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-08-18 2:14am to the Off Topic News forum.

Outrage erupts over Orange County sheriff recording attorney-client phone calls from jail

Orange County sheriff’s officials and prosecutors were scrambling Thursday to explain how more than 1,000 phone calls between jail inmates and their attorneys were improperly recorded by the Sheriff’s Department, violating a confidentiality privilege considered one of the most sacrosanct tenets of law.

In a July 27 letter to Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, the department’s telephone contractor, GTL Corp., said 58 of those recordings were accessed by the Sheriff Department or phone company ...
Submitted by shutup at 2018-08-18 2:56am to the Crime forum.

The Giant Tadpole That Never Got Its Legs

“Whatever it was, I knew I had to grab it.”
Submitted by Living.Burden at 2018-08-18 2:35am to the Science forum.

Website Promised Free Anti-Antifa Shirts. Alt-Right Signed Up. It Was a Trap.

On August 18, Trump supporters will host the “National March Against Far-Left Violence” in several cities, organized by a pair of frequent attendees at far-right rallies. Expected participants include members of anti-Muslim group the Proud Boys and people involved in the pro-Trump troll group Patriot Prayer, which has attracted white supremacists. In early July, when march leaders were planning their event, an apparent ally set up a website where marchers could pre-order anti-anti-fascist ...
Submitted by Double The Fist at 2018-08-18 0:35am to the Politics forum.

Police Bodycams Can Be Hacked to Doctor Footage

Josh Mitchell, a consultant at the security firm Nuix, analyzed five body camera models from five different companies: Vievu, Patrol Eyes, Fire Cam, Digital Ally, and CeeSc. The companies all market their devices to law enforcement groups around the US. Mitchell's presentation does not include market leader Axon—although the company did acquire Vievu in May.

In all but the Digital Ally device, the vulnerabilities would allow an attacker to download footage off a camera, edit things out or ...
Submitted by Late Night Love Visit from Panoptical Goat Satan at 2018-08-17 23:41pm to the Crime forum.

Google Executives Misled Staff in Meeting on China Censorship. Here Are 13 Questions They Must Answer.

GOOGLE BOSSES HAVE broken their silence on the company’s plan to launch a censored search engine in China amid mounting internal protests over the project.

On Thursday, CEO Sundar Pichai admitted to employees during an all-hands meeting that the censorship project – code-named Dragonfly – had been “in an exploration stage for quite a while now,” according to two sources who heard his remarks. Pichai emphasized his belief that Google should return to China, but claimed that the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-08-17 21:32pm to the The Economy forum.

An ICE Attorney Forged a Document to Deport an Immigrant. ICE Didn’t Care Until the Immigrant Sued.

...But at his hearing, an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement attorney produced startling evidence against him: a form signed by Lanuza accepting voluntary departure to Mexico, dated January 2000. By signing this document, the lawyer explained, Lanuza had rendered himself ineligible for legal residence. The judge agreed and ordered him deported.

There was one problem: The form was a forgery.

...The document he forged, known as an I-826 form, was dated Jan. 13, 2000, and made reference to ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-08-17 21:34pm to the Crime forum.

“Cocaine, Speed, and Gallons of Jack Daniel’s”: The Last Rock ’n’ Roll Superstars Were … Korn?

Jonathan Davis, who at 47 has been Korn’s lead singer for more than half of his life, does not sound wistful, or even boastful. He is matter of fact, as though he were describing how his tangled locks are now flecked with strands of gray. The commercial prime of nu metal—more or less ushered in by Korn’s third album, the quintuple-platinum Follow the Leader, released 20 years ago this week—certainly was not a golden age for him.
Submitted by nocash at 2018-08-17 20:43pm to the Music forum.

The enduring mystery of Calgary's 'Vaseline Alley'

A mystery haunts a short stretch of road in northeast Calgary.

For years now, the tubs have appeared. Empty containers of Vaseline discarded along 68th Street N.E., just south of 16th Avenue.

Crews pick them up, more jars appear.
Submitted by fff at 2018-08-17 20:47pm to the Off Topic News forum.

California homeowners get to pass low property taxes to their kids. It's proved highly profitable to an elite group

Actors Jeff and Beau Bridges, along with their sister, own a four-bedroom Malibu home with access to a semi-private beach and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.

They inherited it from their mother, who had owned the house since the late 1950s when their father Lloyd Bridges first made it big in Hollywood.

Earlier this year, they advertised the “stunning Malibu dream” for rent at $15,995 a month — a hefty price tag for a house that has a property tax bill of less than half ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-08-17 20:13pm to the The Economy forum.

Elon Musk Details ‘Excruciating’ Personal Toll of Tesla Turmoil

That morning, Mr. Musk woke up at home with his girlfriend, the musician known as Grimes, and had an early workout. Then he got in a Tesla Model S and drove himself to the airport. En route, Mr. Musk typed his fateful message.

Mr. Musk has said he saw the tweet as an attempt at transparency. He acknowledged Thursday that no one had seen or reviewed it before he posted it.

Tesla’s shares soared. Investors, analysts and journalists puzzled over the tweet — published in the middle of the ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-08-17 19:59pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Kroger rolls out driverless cars for grocery deliveries

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — At a time when big-box retailers are trying to offer the same conveniences as their online competitors, the biggest U.S. grocery chain is testing the use of driverless cars to deliver groceries in a Phoenix suburb.

Kroger’s pilot program launched Thursday morning with a robotic vehicle parked outside one of its own Fry’s supermarkets in Scottsdale. A store clerk loaded the back seat with full grocery bags. A man was in the driver’s seat and another was in the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-08-17 19:53pm to the The Economy forum.

DOJ releases emails of RBS bankers joking about crashing housing market before 2008

After the shoddy loans began to erode the U.S. housing market noticeably, RBS's head trader reportedly received a call from a friend who said, "[I'm] sure your parents never imagined they'd raise a son who [would] destroy the housing market in the richest nation on the planet." 

"I take exception to the word 'destroy.' I am more comfortable with 'severely damage,'" he replied, according to DOJ.

Submitted by Forensic at 2018-08-17 20:18pm to the The Economy forum.

Rick Scott killed a high-speed rail plan. Then All Aboard rolled up and he bought it.

As one of his first acts in office in 2011, Gov. Rick Scott canceled a $2.4 billion federally funded and shovel-ready bullet train from Orlando to Tampa because it carried “an extremely high risk of overspending taxpayer dollars with no guarantee of economic growth.’’

It was a political slap to then-President Barack Obama, who considered the high-speed rail project central to his infrastructure reinvestment initiative. Now, the idea has returned — revived by All Aboard Florida, a Coral ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-08-17 19:57pm to the Politics forum.

‘I did it on purpose’: Man arrested after causing disturbance at Orlando International Airport

He said he was trying to make a point about police use of force. He said the disruption was done to "prove a point."

"If you're going to do this to a white doctor, who's 59-years-old, for doing nothing, then why would black people trust you?," Epstein said.

While speaking with WESH 2 News outside of the jail, Epstein began speaking about his political views.

"I’m a conservative Republican, I’m a Trump guy. But until the police fix this problem, I don’t blame black people for being ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-08-17 19:56pm to the Crime forum.

Satanic Temple statue unveiled at the Arkansas State Capitol

Dozens attended a rally held by the Satanic Temple at the Arkansas State Capitol on Thursday.

The rally comes after the Arkansas legislature approved the placement of a Ten Commandments monument on the Capitol grounds.

During the Satanic Temple's Rally for the First Amendment, a more than 8-feet-tall Baphomet statue was unveiled.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2018-08-17 19:54pm to the Politics forum.

The Actor Who Played Robocop Is Now an Art Historian, and He’s Returning to Detroit to Face a New Threat: ‘The Crisis of Beauty’

It turns out that Peter Weller, the actor who played Robocop, has become an art historian. He went back to school in 2004, at age 57, and earned a Master’s degree in Roman and Renaissance Art at Syracuse University, followed by a PhD in Italian Renaissance art history at UCLA in 2013. Since then, he’s split his time between acting, producing, and art history. (He has also appeared in David Cronenberg’s 1991 adaptation Naked Lunch and the 1984 cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai ...
Submitted by #YOLO at 2018-08-17 19:15pm to the Arts forum.

Minneapolis lawyer pleads guilty to federal fraud, money laundering charges in porn troll scheme

Paul Hansmeier, a Minneapolis lawyer who pioneered a lucrative scheme suing thousands of people for copyright violations after they downloaded pornography that he and a partner had planted on an internet file sharing server, pleaded guilty Friday to federal fraud and money laundering conspiracy charges.

Hansmeier had been scheduled for trial Sept. 5 in Minneapolis. His plea agreement allows him to withdraw the plea if he is successful in appealing the district court’s denial of his earlier ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2018-08-17 18:35pm to the Crime forum.