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Jun 16 08:53

Apple spent an estimated $10,000 trying to repair a MacBook Pro when the fix was incredibly simple — and it shows a limitation of Apple's latest MacBook designs

Apple tried to fix a photographer's MacBook Pro, with the repairs costing an estimated $10,000.

The issue involved the computer's screen, which didn't seem to turn on no matter what. Apple did some costly repairs.

In the end, it turned out the screen's brightness setting was turned all the way down, which is a simple and free fix.

But special circumstances meant that the issue wasn't so easily diagnosed by the photographer or Apple — and highlight what appears to have been a flaw with the computer's Touch Bar, the touchscreen strip above the keyboard.

Jun 15 12:12

Scott Adams: Who Will Win Democrat Debates, Odds of War With Iran, Foreign Influence

Comments at:

President Trump is schooling America on how to be smart
Russian citizen offers you information, what’s your objective?
Iran should “trust their God” and allow their people internet access
MAJOR healthcare news…and it wasn’t reported by ANY network
Mexico can’t admit the cartels control their northern border area
Mexico can’t do anything about the cartels
Comparing social media traffic across platforms…topic related censoring?
Democrat debates:
Who is capable of breaking out as a star?
Who will see their poll numbers drop after the debates
“Poortown” concept for cheap water, cheap energy, improved homes
New standards to improve quality of life

Jun 15 11:09

Thousands Sign Petition Calling for 5G Ban at Glastonbury Festival. No Scientific Evidence 5G is Safe.

By B.N. Frank

In February, telecom industry representatives gave U.S. congressional testimony that they could provide no scientific evidence that 5G technology is safe. Plenty of research has determined it’s not safe. The World Health Organization (WHO) recently warned that increasing levels of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) could lead to increased health issues for 30% of the population. Experts have warned about this before. Other health experts – including the American Academy of Pediatrics – have been warning for years now that children are more affected by exposure than adults.

It doesn’t make sense that despite all of this (and more) 5G is still being promoted and unleashed around the world. Opposition is growing, though – including in the town of Glastonbury, England whose council has voted against installing it there for now...

Jun 15 09:50

The Unholy Alliance Between DNA Sites and Facial Recognition

By Dagny Taggart

Technology that was once only seen in dystopian science fiction is rapidly infecting real life. Two means of collecting personal data – DNA databases and facial recognition software – are forming an unholy alliance, and the privacy implications could be devastating.

Privacy concerns surrounding DNA and facial recognition aren’t anything new. As the popularity of DNA genealogy websites like Ancestry DNA and 23andMe increase, so do questions over who has access to that data and how it will be used. The use of facial recognition and other biometric data technology is on the rise, and people are expressing concerns (and outrage) about that technology as well...

Jun 15 09:36

90% of Baby Socks Found To Contain Bisphenol A and Parabens

This scientific study–the first of its kind to be conducted in Europe–reveals that fabrics can be a source of exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemical pollutants. This is of particular concern in the case of exposure among very young children...

Jun 12 13:47

NEW TESTING REVEALED POPULAR KIDS CEREALS CONTAMINATED WITH WEEDKILLER ROUNDUP

A new analysis reveals Wednesday that over 20 popular children's cereals and snacks are contaminated with glyphosate—the main ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup.

Jun 12 13:19

WHEN YOU TAKE A COMMERCIAL GENETIC TEST, YOU OPT YOUR WHOLE FAMILY INTO WARRANTLESS STATE GENETIC SURVEILLANCE

Cops are increasingly turning to commercial gene-testing services to solve crimes, using a process called "genetic genealogy" that uses the records of people who are near-matches for DNA from crime scenes to zero in on suspects; that's how they caught the Golden State Killer, but cops don't just ask genetics services for data when they're after killers, sometimes they deputize these services to help them solve petty crimes.

Jun 10 10:50

Scott Adams: Mexico Deal, Housing Emergency, Crazy George Conway, Magic Mushrooms

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1138083556150849542

Content:
Why does George Conway do what he does?
Jim Acosta’s book is called “Enemy of the People”
Oberlin college race HOAX…big award for victimized bakery
Analyst’s climate change PREDICTIONS blocked…NOT FACTS
Mexican tariffs story in the NYT and CNN, as they pay for the wall
Ben Carson says we have a fixable housing emergency
What regulations can we change or remove…to fix that?
Bill Pulte has the answers, or can find them, enlist Bill to help?
180 Business leaders say it’s bad for their business to restrict abortions
AOC has good aspirational stuff, LEARN from her technique
AOC want’s to limit lobbyists…and Ted Cruz agrees
AOC wants magic mushrooms medically studied
AOC says why not get rid of birth control restrictions?
AOC says she’s open to nuclear as part of a GND solution

Jun 10 08:33

Beverly Hills Becomes First U.S. City To Ban Sale Of Tobacco Products

By Amanda Froelich

Beverly Hills is officially the first U.S. city to ban the sale of tobacco products. By 2021, cigarettes, cigars, e-cigarettes, and other tobacco products will no longer be available at gas stations, convenience and grocery stores, and pharmacies. Special allowances will be made for high-end cigar lounges and hotels, however...

Jun 09 11:25

JET FUEL AND DIESEL CAN NOW BE MADE FROM PLASTIC BAGS, WATER BOTTLES & DAILY WASTE

Researchers at Washington State University in the US melted plastic waste at high temperature with activated carbon, a processed carbon with increased surface area, to produce jet fuel.

Jun 08 11:12

Celebrating My Birthday With You While Talking About all the Good News

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1137358654682718208

Content:
Tariffs work!!! Hey China…ready to make a deal?
President Trump’s personality and his second term as President
How and why AI will be MORE creative than humans
There are NO wars…in the Western Hemisphere
10,000 steps per day for health…not so scientific apparently
News silo inefficiency creates income opportunities
Slippery slope of deplatforming influential conservatives
Social media company algorithms can produce political bias
A gun violence control system based on AI and algorithms

Jun 07 17:07

Somebody’s Watching You: The Surveillance of Self-driving Cars

Picture the future, where driving is a thing of the past. You can hop in your car or one from a ride-share, buckle up and tell the car where you want to go. During your ride, you can check your email and look up a few things online through your dashboard. Meanwhile, your whereabouts and other details are being tracked remotely by companies. As self-driving cars develop further, autonomous vehicles will play a much larger role in the digital economy as car companies and others harness personalized customer information through geospatial and navigation technologies, combining it with existing financial consumer profiles, according to a study in Surveillance and Society...

Jun 07 11:48

Scott Adams: Demise of VOX and the Daily Beast, Nervous Nancy, Floppy Joe, Shadowbanning

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1136996512645259265

My Apology: Joe Concha did NOT promote the “fine people” HOAX
Apologies to Joe Concha for the mistake
Carlos Maza is now the brand and face of VOX
Prediction: Vox and Daily Beast will be out of business in a year
Twitter should offer mass amnesty to those who have been banned
Shadowban.EU purportedly shows if a person has been stealth banned
My Twitter traffic has fallen off a cliff, @AJA_Cortes reports same
Michael Wolff…the poor man’s Avenatti
Gifting When tokens to help demonetized conservatives?
Russian military testing US and a near collision occurred…FAKE NEWS?
GND architect, Rhiana Gunn-Wright says expect 150 million deaths!!!
Mexican military at their border with Guatemala, POTUS tariffs work?
Comparing “Nervous Nancy” and “Floppy Joe”

Jun 07 11:07

CBP Claims Its Airport Facial Recognition Isn't A Surveillance Program; FBI Has 640M Photos According To Watchdog; Congress Wants Rules

By Aaron Kesel

The Customs And Border Protection (CBP) has hilariously claimed that its facial recognition in airports across the U.S. isn’t a surveillance program, Nextgov reported. Meanwhile, a government watchdog organization has made the horrifying claim that the FBI has 640 million photographs it can rummage through by utilizing facial recognition technology...

Jun 07 08:58

Unit of drugmaker Insys pleads guilty to U.S. opioid bribe scheme

A unit of Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded guilty on Friday to fraud charges as part of an $225 million deal with the U.S. Justice Department resolving claims that the drugmaker bribed doctors to prescribe an addictive opioid medication.

Jun 06 10:58

Apple monitor stand that costs more than an iPhone sparks online uproar

Twitter user Aidan Lynch wrote in a tweet: "The pro stand costing more than most laptops and phones outside of Apple's realm is the ultimate middle finger to any consumer that is seriously considering their machine. Every new device Apple has released in the last year is a cash grab in exchange for no new functionality."

Jun 06 05:54

WHY YOUR “SMART HOME” IS AN INCREDIBLY STUPID IDEA

When Google croaked over the weekend, a cascading tidal wave of web services came crashing down, including the Google cloud, Gmail, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and even portions of Amazon. Google owns the “Nest” brand which promises “smart home” functionality to control your home through a Google app on your mobile device. But during the outage, people were locked out of their smart homes… and many were unable to control home appliances such as air conditioners or lights.

Jun 05 08:30

App Developers Sue Apple Alleging Anti-Competitive Behaviour – Report

The action comes amid similar legal disputes initiated by consumers and an antitrust investigation initiated by the Department of Justice.

Two app developers — Donald Cameron and Pure Sweat Basketball — filed a lawsuit against Apple in a California federal court, alleging that the Cupertino tech giant engages in anti-competitive practices.

The plaintiffs claim that limiting the purchase and download of apps to just the App Store stifles developers.

App Store demands 30% commissions on all app purchases plus a $99 yearly fee from devs just to qualify for on-platform software sales. Apple also artificially regulates minimum and maximum price points for apps, according to the lawsuit says.

Jun 05 08:06

Kerala Woman Wrongly Diagnosed With Cancer, Suffers Severe Side Effects Of Chemotherapy

Lab test results are something that we have come to believe blindly and are often the basis on which the doctors go ahead with the treatment process.

But what if the diagnosis is wrong? All hell can break loose and it can have far-reaching consequences.

A woman in Kerala was undergoing Chemotherapy at the Kottayam Medical College after tests conducted at a Dianova Laboratories, private lab in the city "wrongly" diagnosed her of having cancer.

Jun 04 18:08

5G Opposition Increases in the Pacific Northwest. Telecom Industry Has Still Provided NO Evidence that 5G is Safe.

By B.N. Frank

In February, Telecom Industry executives gave congressional testimony that they cannot provide any scientific evidence that 5G is safe.

What they didn’t say is that there is research that has already proven that 5G is harmful. That’s why opposition to 5G continues to increase in the U.S. and around the world...

Jun 04 08:23

Bars & Nightclubs Use A Secret Biometric Blacklist To Ban Customers

By MassPrivateI

Have you ever had too much to drink at a bar or nightclub and been asked to leave? Have you or your friends ever mouthed off to the staff or been hit on by a bartender? Have you ever Yelped or Tweeted about bad food or service?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you will be mortified to learn that Big Brother knows exactly who you are...

Jun 04 06:13

‘Make Mac Pro grate again’: Twitter has a ball mocking Apple’s newest gadgets

Apple introduced its new iOS 13 software at Monday’s conference, as well as the latest iteration of its high-end desktop, the Mac Pro. Many were quick to note the computer’s striking resemblance to a certain kitchen appliance.

This is the new Apple cheese grater ... I mean MacPro. #WWDC19pic.twitter.com/xf2oXnfLVa
— Geoffrey A. Fowler (@geoffreyfowler) June 3, 2019

While its cheese-grater-inspired design has become the butt of jokes on Twitter, some pointed out that it’s still an upgrade on the trash-can-shaped 2013 Mac Pro.

The new Mac Pro: No Longer a Trash Can. Now It's a Cheese Grater pic.twitter.com/BtfhfYQL35
— David Pierce (@pierce) June 3, 2019

Jun 02 21:55

Vaccines Did Not Save Us! Two Centuries of Official Statistics

Child Health Safety has compiled an excellent report on data the drug industry do not want you to see. Here are two centuries of UK, USA and Australian official death statistics which show conclusively and scientifically that modern medicine is not responsible for and played little part in substantially improved life expectancy and survival from disease in western economies.

Jun 02 10:41

CREEPY: Amazon and Facebook Both Want To Read Human Emotions

By Aaron Kesel

Facebook and Amazon’s insanity only seems to continue with no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Now, the two big conglomerate giants want to move into the uncharted territory of reading human emotions, both in their own ways.

Facebook wants a robot that has five senses which can read human emotions. Facebook wants “emotionally sensitive” robots that can explore the world, identify objects and people and enable its users to make more friends...

Jun 01 16:51

Cost of Prescription Drugs Increases 9.5% Annually, Coordinated by Industry

Scripps Research analyzed pharmacy insurance claims from over 35 million Americans, finding ‘continual, marked, annual increases’ of popular brand-name drugs, with price jumps often timed with competitors.

After reviewing tens of millions of insurance claims for the country’s 49 most popular brand-name prescription drugs, a team from Scripps Research Translational Institute found that net prices rose by a median of 76 percent from January 2012 through December 2017—with most products going up once or twice per year.

May 31 12:15

FBI Failed To Brief in Aug 2016 Then-Candidate Trump About Investigations Into His Staff

A mid-August 2016 counterintelligence briefing for the Trump campaign did not specifically warn officials about Russian outreach to the Trump team, nor did it warn that two campaign aides, Mike Flynn and George Papadopoulos, were already under FBI investigation, Fox News has learned.

The new details about the so-called “defensive briefing” have emerged from congressional letters, text messages between FBI agent Peter Strzok and lawyer Lisa Page, and sources familiar with the matter. Such briefings are designed to warn the candidate and his team about national security threats.

“There was a defensive briefing of candidate Trump on Aug. 17 of 2016,” Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, said Thursday on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.” “And I can tell you what he wasn’t told: He wasn’t warned about a Russia investigation that Peter Strzok had opened 18 days earlier.”

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May 31 10:20

LIST OF COMPANIES USING FETAL CELLS FROM ABORTED BABIES TO FLAVOUR PRODUCTS.

“What is hidden from the public who are using HEK 293 – human embryonic kidney cells taken from an electively aborted baby to produce these receptors,” said Debi Vinnedge, Executive Director of Children of God for Life, a pro-life organization and ethics which monitors the use and amount of aborted fetal material in medical and cosmetic products (per year).

“They could use monkey cells (CON) cells, Chinese hamster ovary cells, insect cells or other human taste receptor, morally obtained, expressing the G protein,” said Vinnedge.

After several requests for information Nestlé finally admitted his relationship with Senomyx, indicating that the cell line was “well established in the scientific research”.

After listening to Ms. Vinnedge in April 2012, exposing the reality of the problem, many consumers-angry citizens began to express their condemnation of such immorality through letters to companies. Campbell Soup and PepsiCo responded immediately.

May 30 18:07

Alexa's Sneaky Fine Print Could Prevent Millions From Suing Amazon For Anything

Let’s say you purchased a pencil case for your kid on Amazon.com.au But it turns out it contains lead that’s way over the federal legal limit, and your kid gets sick as a result. You liked Amazon, used it frequently to buy products and even own an Amazon Echo. But now you want to sue the company. There’s just one problem.

When you downloaded and agreed to the Alexa app’s Terms of Use—which you did when you started using your Echo—you agreed to waive your right to take Amazon to court. Instead, you have to settle any dispute you have with the company behind closed doors and out of the public eye.

Perhaps more troubling: If Amazon ever screws over Alexa users on a large scale, bringing a class-action lawsuit against the company is all but impossible, legal experts say.

May 30 09:30

Lots of Data Collected on People – Including You - Using “Smart” Roads and Public Transportation Systems

By B.N. Frank

Activist Post has reported already about the many and increasing ways that data is being collected on all of us without our knowledge and/or consent. This data is often being sold to 3rd parties to analyze so they can try to sell us more products. This is sometimes referred to as “Surveillance Capitalism.”

Utility companies have bragged about being able to collect customer data with their “Smart” Meters. These meters have plenty of other issues in addition to privacy violation. “Smart Cities” are intentionally built to collect data 24/7 on all residents and visitors whether they like it or not. A recent article from Nextgov.com confirmed...

May 29 18:38

Google Has a Creepy Secret Page That Tracks Your (Online and Offline) Shopping History

By Dagny Taggart

Google is very interested in your shopping habits – so much that the tech giant is collecting and saving your purchase history. The company has been quietly keeping track of your online (and sometimes, offline) purchases for years...

May 29 10:56

Monsanto is finally getting a taste of its own poison

Monsanto is the quintessential evil corporation.

In the 1960s it manufactured Agent Orange, a defoliant–hardcore weedkiller–which the USA used during the Vietnam war. The military sprayed vast swaths of the jungle causing horrible health effects like cancer and birth defects in American veterans and Vietnamese civilians exposed to the chemical.

Then Monsanto brought their products home to the USA and started dumping its poison on the homeland.

Glyphosate is the main ingredient in Roundup, widely used as a weed killer. Monsanto holds patents on gene edited varieties of crops modified to withstand the herbicide while weeds die around them. It is also used to kill wheat plants for easier harvesting.

This means that practically everyone in the USA who consumes mainstream food products is exposed to Roundup.

May 28 11:14

The TSA Just Updated Its Rules to Allow CBD Oil on Flights

By Emma Fiala

Over Memorial Day weekend, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) made an important update to its website. Hemp-derived CBD products may now be carried on airplanes, but only under certain circumstances...

May 28 09:30

Banned bread: why does the US allow additives that Europe says are unsafe?

Give us this day our daily foam expander. It may sound odd, but in America, your loaf of bread can contain ingredients with industrial applications – additives that also appear in things like yoga mats, pesticides, hair straighteners, explosives and petroleum products.

Some of these chemicals, used as optional whiteners, dough conditioners and rising agents, may be harmful to human health. Potassium bromate, a potent oxidizer that helps bread rise, has been linked to kidney and thyroid cancers in rodents. Azodicarbonamide (ACA), a chemical that forms bubbles in foams and plastics like vinyl, is used to bleach and leaven dough – but when baked, it, too, has been linked to cancer in lab animals.

May 27 12:56

Glyphosate exposure found to hike non-Hodgkin lymphoma risk by 41% … and this deadly weed killer chemical inundates our food supply

Natural News has been warning for years that glyphosate – the primary ingredient in Roundup, the world’s most widely used weed killer – causes cancer. Though studies were published in peer-reviewed journals confirming this link, Monsanto was able to use its massive political clout and almost bottomless funds to tear these studies apart and have them refuted.

Slowly but surely, however, the tide has been turning. The first blow fell when the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) announced its findings that glyphosate is “probably carcinogenic” (cancer-causing) in humans, particularly with regard to a type of cancer known as non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Though Monsanto’s friends in the mainstream media immediately tried to attack these findings, the scientists involved are simply too respected in their field to be ignored.

May 27 11:27

AT&T'S DYSTOPIAN ADVERTISING VISION PERFECTLY ILLUSTRATES THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SURVEILLANCE AND MONOPOLY

AT&T has come a long way from the supernormative, feel-good messages of its You Will ads; now CEO Randall Stephenson predicts a future where his company will dynamically alter your TV ads based on what it thinks you will buy; and chase you with that ad from your TV to your computer to your phone, and then spy on your location to see whether you go to a retailer to buy the thing you've had advertised to you; and use that intelligence to command high advertising rates from advertisers.

May 27 09:09

VIDEO GAME ADDICTION IS A MENTAL HEALTH DISORDER, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION SAYS

Many parents already have concerns, but some may now have a new argument for limiting their children's 'screen time' — addiction to video games has been recognized by World Health Organization (WHO) as a mental health disorder.

The WHO's International Classification of Diseases (ICD), a reference bible of recognized and diagnosable diseases, describes addiction to digital and video gaming as "a pattern of persistent or recurrent gaming behavior" that becomes so extensive it "takes precedence over other life interests".

May 25 14:56

DONKTUM: Restricting the Range of Consciousness

The time to defend free speech is now, and the place is wherever you stand. We must be hyper-vigilant because the outrage addicts and crypto-fascists will never stop hunting thought criminals. We must defend speech we abhor just as vehemently as the speech we like. We must not let voices be silenced and their owners disappear into the black bag of deplatforming.

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