Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Iowa newpspaper man Tom Stangl coming to the Amery Free Press

The publisher of the Le Mars Daily Sentinel has resigned so he can take a position as the editor and publisher of our Amery Free-Press weekly newspaper.

http://www.lemarssentinel.com/story/print/1869768.html

Sunday, July 15, 2012

July 14th/15 Auroras

July 14th/ early morning hrs of the 15 Auroras: Was a hot humid night in the Northwoods...I was watching the Aurora data throughout the day.Then I headed out, little did I know I would be out from sun down to sun up....I had to move around a few times ciase of the fog....Also had problems with dew on my lens...So last night was a lot of work....Give me this over storm chasing anyday of the week!!








http://bit.ly/NIHpT8 - At least someone saw some! I checked a few times overnight - saw zip, nothing.

‘Halo 4′ Includes Microsoft Surface Tablet Functionality

‘Halo 4′ Includes Microsoft Surface Tablet Functionality: According to VentureBeat, Microsoft exec Don Mattrick recently mentioned the highly-anticipated first-person shooter during a panel at the GameBeat 2012 conference, stating that Halo 4 will, in fact, work with the new Surface tablet. Apparently, this was also confirmed by Mattrick after the panel.

Unfortunately, no specifics on how the Surface tablet and Halo 4 will interact were announced. Considering Halo 4 was in development long before SmartGlass or the Microsoft Surface were revealed, we're guessing that the functionality will be pretty limited in terms of what we will be able to do.

Limited Edition Halo 4 Xbox 360 Console Bundle Leaked!

Limited Edition Halo 4 Xbox 360 Console Bundle Leaked!: As you would expect the console is of the 320 GB variety and is sporting a pretty slick paint job, if you ask me. It will obviously come with the standard version of the game, along with two Halo 4 edition wireless controllers, a wired headset and will most definitely spout some custom sounds when you open the disk tray and power it on. Nothing really beats the R2D2 sounds from the Star Wars console, but its a great feature nonetheless.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Malware Threat to Internet Corralled - WSJ.com

By JULIAN E. BARNES And DANIEL LIPPMAN
WASHINGTON—The malware threat to the Internet likely has been tamed.

Leading Internet-service providers said Sunday that they had moved to ensure that computers infected with malware left behind by a hacking spree that started in 2007 continue to access the Internet normally, and expect relatively few Internet users to face a disruption.

Since November the Federal Bureau of Investigation has authorized the operation of servers to allow infected computers to run normally, but those servers were scheduled to go offline at midnight.

Malware Threat to Internet Corralled - WSJ.com

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Two headed turtle!

Well_it's_definitely_mutant
Pending Images | MyEpicPet.com

Trickery at Bed, Bath, and Beyond

Trickery at Bed, Bath, and Beyond: Go there and see for yourself. Post a comment here if you confirm.

Found at imgur.

Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99

 Starting at general availability, if your PC is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 you will qualify to download an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for just $39.99 in 131 markets. And if you want, you can add Windows Media Center for free through the “add features” option within Windows 8 Pro after your upgrade.

When you use Windows.com to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro, the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant makes upgrading simple by walking you through the upgrade process step-by-step from purchase to download and then of course installation.


Upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99

NOAA / NWS Space Weather Prediction Center

2012-07-07 04:38 UTC R3 (Strong) Radio Blackout - Event Update


Region 1515 produced an impulsive R3 (Strong) solar flare radio blackout at 2308 UTC (7:08 PM EDT) on July 6. Preliminary analysis indicates the coronal mass ejection (CME) associated with this event is not headed directly at Earth.

NOAA / NWS Space Weather Prediction Center

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

CERN Press Release - Higgs Boson found?

“We have reached a milestone in our understanding of nature,” said CERN Director General Rolf Heuer. “The discovery of a particle consistent with the Higgs boson opens the way to more detailed studies, requiring larger statistics, which will pin down the new particle’s properties, and is likely to shed light on other mysteries of our universe.”

Positive identification of the new particle’s characteristics will take considerable time and data. But whatever form the Higgs particle takes, our knowledge of the fundamental structure of matter is about to take a major step forward.


CERN Press Release

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Cooling centers listed in Hudson, St. Croix County | Rivertowns.net | River Falls, Wisconsin

County officials warn people to take precautions during these times of high temperatures and humidity. St. Croix County Emergency Support Services has compiled a list of locations for those who may not have air conditioning available to them. Open the attachment for locations and times.


Cooling centers listed in Hudson, St. Croix County | Rivertowns.net | River Falls, Wisconsin

Why genetically engineered food is dangerous: New report by genetic engineers

Genetic engineering as used in crop development is not precise or predictable and has not been shown to be safe. The technique can result in the unexpected production of toxins or allergens in food that are unlikely to be spotted in current regulatory checks.

Like wheat???

Why genetically engineered food is dangerous: New report by genetic engineers

Monday, July 02, 2012

What it would mean if we found the Higgs boson | DVICE

On Wednesday, Fermilab is expected to announce that the Large Hadron Collider has found evidence that the Higgs boson exists with something on the order of 99.99% certainty. The Standard Model of particle physics has predicted the existence of the Higgs since 1967, so why is finding it such a big deal?

What it would mean if we found the Higgs boson | DVICE

UPDATE 3-GlaxoSmithKline settles healthcare fraud case for $3 bln | Reuters

The company went to extreme lengths to promote the drugs, such as distributing a misleading medical journal article and providing doctors with meals and spa treatments that amounted to illegal kickbacks, prosecutors said.

In a third instance, GSK failed to give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration safety data about its diabetes drug Avandia, in violation of U.S. law, prosecutors said.

The misconduct continued for years beginning in the late 1990s and continued, in the case of Avandia's safety data, through 2007. GSK agreed to plead guilty to three misdemeanor criminal counts, one each related to the three drugs. 
 
Any wonder why we don't believe big business/government anymore. Is the only reason they are being fined is because they stopped paying someone/something?
 
One down and at least 7 more to go in this industry.

UPDATE 3-GlaxoSmithKline settles healthcare fraud case for $3 bln | Reuters