Beto O'Rourke's hacker name was 'Psychedelic Warlord.' Really.
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“I guess he wouldn't have to ask the Russians to do it for him. ”
Beto O’Rourke — yes, the same skateboard-riding, baby faced, recently declared presidential candidate who narrowly lost a senate campaign to Ted Cruz — just added another cool notch to his Gen X-cred belt. According to a forthcoming book by Joseph Menn, and as he reported in Reuters, the...
How a 50-year-old design came back to haunt Boeing with its troubled 737 Max jet
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“A set of stairs may have never caused so much trouble in an aircraf”
A set of stairs may have never caused so much trouble in an aircraft. First introduced in West Germany as a short-hop commuter jet in the early Cold War, the Boeing 737-100 had folding metal stairs attached to the fuselage that passengers climbed to board before airports had...
The most dangerous U.S. spy you've never heard of
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“The threat increases, he said, when Havana goes on to sell those U.S. military secrets to nations like China, Russia, Iran, Venezuela and North Korea.”
She put American combat troops in harm's way, betrayed her own people and handed over so many secrets that experts say the U.S. may never know the full extent of the damage. Ana Montes was the Queen of Cuba, an American who from 1985 to the September 11, 2001 attacks handed over U.S....
A shadowy group trying to overthrow Kim Jong Un allegedly raided a North Korean embassy in broad daylight
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“In broad daylight, masked assailants infiltrated North Korea’s embassy in Madrid, tied up the staff, stole computers and mobile phones, and fled...”
Read entire article here According to Spanish media reports, the assailants tied up the embassy staff with rope, put hoods over their heads and asked them questions. They spoke in Korean and appeared to be Asian. More than an hour into the raid, a woman reportedly escaped, and her screams for...
Russia’s passive-aggressive reaction to SpaceX may mask a deeper truth
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“"Elon Musk has built the ship of the future."”
One of the big questions surrounding the first launch of SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft was how the Russians would react. They have held considerable sway in the International Space Station partnership by controlling access to the orbiting laboratory since the 2011 retirement of NASA's Space...
Climate Change Enters Its Blood-Sucking Phase
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“As winters grow warmer in North America, thirsty ticks are on the move.”
This article is much too long in my opinion, but here is the gist of the topic. The moose tick, a.k.a. the winter tick—or Dermacentor albipictus, to use its aptly sinister, Potteresque Latin name—feeds on almost every mammal across the reasonably wet parts of North America. But it has an...
Grand Canyon tourists exposed for years to radiation in museum building, safety manager says
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“Tourist, employees and children visiting the Grand Canyon National Park's museum collection were unknowingly exposed to radiation. Here's how....”
For nearly two decades at the Grand Canyon, tourists, employees, and children on tours passed by three paint buckets stored in the National Park's museum collection building, unaware that they were being exposed to radiation. Although federal officials learned last year that the 5-gallon...
Glowing reviews tout counterfeit cash on the dark web
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“Britsch knew he had struck gold when he found Billmaker, the online moniker of an anonymous counterfeiter who promised a high-quality $100 bill and...”
When Secret Service Agent Matthew Britsch began trawling for major counterfeiters in the shadowy marketplaces of the dark web, he acted like any smart consumer on eBay — he studied the reviews. Britsch knew he had struck gold when he found Billmaker, the online moniker of an...
Texas Officials Begin Walking Back Allegations About Noncitizen Voters
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“Texas officials are taking a step back on their claim they found 95,000 possible noncitizens in the state's voter rolls. They say it is possible...”
Texas officials are taking a step back on their claim they found 95,000 possible noncitizens in the state's voter rolls. They say it is possible many of the people on their list should not be there. In a statement Tuesday, the Texas Secretary of State's office said they "are continuing to...
How Native American tribes are bringing back the bison from brink of extinction
Via: Split Personality • Environment/Climate • 43 Comments • 3 months ago • LOCKED
“The continent’s largest land mammal plays crucial role in spiritual lives of the tribes”
On 5,000 hectares of unploughed prairie in north-eastern Montana, hundreds of wild bison roam once again. But this herd is not in a national park or a protected sanctuary – they are on tribal lands. Belonging to the Assiniboine and Sioux tribes of Fort Peck Reservation, the 340 bison is the...