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  • [PCMag.com Breaking News] Tesla Unveils 'Roadster 3.0' Update, Brings Car's Range to 400 Miles: Tesla hasn't teased when Roadster owners might be able to buy the update package, nor how much it will cost.
  • [PCMag.com Breaking News] IBM: Christmas Day Sales Up 8.3 Percent, Mobile Purchases up 20.4 Percent: Don't count out the desktop just yet, though; computer-based shoppers drove more sales and spent a bit more, on average, than mobile shoppers.
  • [Reuters: Business News] Shares rise in thin post-holiday trade; oil, natural gas slip: NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks pushed higher on Friday, with the Dow and S&P 500 both closing at record highs, while oil and natural gas fell on worries of a supply glut and on mild U.S. weather.
  • [Reuters: Oddly Enough] Transit cops deliver baby on Philadelphia train: (Reuters) - A baby boy was born on a crowded Philadelphia subway train late on Christmas Day, delivered by two transit policemen who harkened to the call of duty armed with surgical gloves and lots of pluck.
  • [Reuters: Lifestyle] Transit cops deliver baby on Philadelphia train: (Reuters) - A baby boy was born on a crowded Philadelphia subway train late on Christmas Day, delivered by two transit policemen who harkened to the call of duty armed with surgical gloves and lots...
  • [Reuters: Business News] Wall Street Week Ahead: Big questions for markets for 2015: (Reuters) - Wall Street was generally calmer in 2014 than in previous years, but that doesn't mean the stock market was devoid of drama.
  • [Reuters: Healthcare] US STOCKS-Wall St ends at record in second straight weekly gain: * Markets up for 2nd straight week; Dow, S&P end at records
  • [Reuters: Sports News] Sweet Caroline interruption proves awkward for McIlroy: DUBLIN (Reuters) - Rory McIlroy, the world's number one golfer, experienced an awkward moment when he went to watch Ulster take on Connacht in a rugby match on Friday.
  • [Reuters: Healthcare] WALL ST WEEK AHEAD-Big questions for markets for 2015: Dec 26 (Reuters) - Wall Street was generally calmer in 2014 than in previous years, but that doesn't mean the stock market was devoid of drama.
  • [Reuters: Financials] WALL ST WEEK AHEAD-Big questions for markets for 2015: Dec 26 (Reuters) - Wall Street was generally calmer in 2014 than in previous years, but that doesn't mean the stock market was devoid of drama.
  • [Reuters: Technology] WALL ST WEEK AHEAD-Big questions for markets for 2015: Dec 26 (Reuters) - Wall Street was generally calmer in 2014 than in previous years, but that doesn't mean the stock market was devoid of drama.
  • [Reuters: Market News] Mexico's Penoles agrees to pay $75 million in tax dispute: MEXICO CITY, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Industrias Penoles , a Mexican miner and metals processor, said on Friday it had agreed to pay Mexico's tax office about 1.1 billion pesos ($75 million) to settle a...
  • [Reuters: Market News] US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St ends at record in second straight weekly gain: NEW YORK, Dec 26 (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ended higher on Friday, with both the Dow and S&P 500 closing at records in a broad rally, though trading was light with many market participants still out...
  • [Reuters: Lifestyle] Vatican arrests Femen activist who bared breasts in St Peter's Square: VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican said on Friday it had arrested a member of women's rights group Femen who on Christmas Day bared her breasts and grabbed a statue of the baby Jesus from a...
  • [Reuters: Financial Services and Real Estate] WRAPUP 2-Kiev, rebels exchange POWs; trains, buses to Crimea suspended: (Adds presidential spokesman comments, paragraph 7; updates prisoner totals, paragraph 2)
  • [Reuters: Industrials] WRAPUP 2-Kiev, rebels exchange POWs; trains, buses to Crimea suspended: (Adds presidential spokesman comments, paragraph 7; updates prisoner totals, paragraph 2)
  • [Reuters: Financials] Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitions: Dec 26 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 2100 GMT on Friday:
  • [Reuters: Financials] WRAPUP 2-Kiev, rebels exchange POWs; trains, buses to Crimea suspended: (Adds presidential spokesman comments, paragraph 7; updates prisoner totals, paragraph 2)
  • [Reuters: Market News] DIARY - Today in Washington - Dec 29:
  • [Reuters: Market News] WRAPUP 2-Kiev, rebels exchange POWs; trains, buses to Crimea suspended: (Adds presidential spokesman comments, paragraph 7; updates prisoner totals, paragraph 2)
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Photos

  • Because noones taking a holiday photo without #zoeblizzard ? @aadriennemm @akoulet #doggiephotobomb #gunsblazin #holidayphoto #merrychristmas #picstitch


    Because noones taking a holiday photo without #zoeblizzard ? @aadriennemm @akoulet #doggiephotobomb #gunsblazin #holidayphoto #merrychristmas #picstitch

  • Ain't no party like a gingerbread house kind of party ??? #holidayspirit #candy #gingerbreadhouse #teamwork #color #tastetherainbow #licorice #pepppermint #gingerbread


    Ain't no party like a gingerbread house kind of party ??? #holidayspirit #candy #gingerbreadhouse #teamwork #color #tastetherainbow #licorice #pepppermint #gingerbread

  • If you look up you may see the stars! #holidays #bostonoperahouse #nutcracker #paintings


    If you look up you may see the stars! #holidays #bostonoperahouse #nutcracker #paintings

  • Monet Water Lillies became Japanese Maple ?? @patsandcats @kayhanator #paintnite #coloroutsidethelines #painting #santander


    Monet Water Lillies became Japanese Maple ?? @patsandcats @kayhanator #paintnite #coloroutsidethelines #painting #santander

  • Fun With Binky

    Bizangles posted a photo:

    He was putting the pacifier in his friend's mouth and taking it back again over and over. They both loved it.

  • Ready for Snowwwwww!

  • Chowing on a bagel while grocery shopping

  • The goddess maple after the storm #603 #maple #nh #snow #winter #trees #igersnh #snowstorm #snowsgiving14


    The goddess maple after the storm #603 #maple #nh #snow #winter #trees #igersnh #snowstorm #snowsgiving14

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Entries

  • U.S.-funded radio station says Azerbaijan office raided (259 characters)

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:30:00 -0500U.S.-funded radio station says Azerbaijan office raidedReuters: World News

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Azerbaijani authorities have raided and closed the bureau of the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) in an apparent attempt to silence one of the country's last independent media outlets, the station said on Friday.

  • Daily Inspiration #735 By Craig Halford (302 characters)

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:23:00 -0500Daily Inspiration #735 By Craig HalfordSTEVE HUFF PHOTOS

    Hi Brandon and Steve, Been a long time daily reader of your inspiring website, and I have always thought I should send a few of my own photos to help inspire other photographers, as I have been by the many fantastic photos of both yours and your viewers. Being both lazy or to busy I ..READ MORE..

  • Tesla flaunts sleek model body and fab batt at Roadster fans (279 characters)

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:22:00 -0500Tesla flaunts sleek model body and fab batt at Roadster fansThe Register

    More power + less drag = 400-mile range between charges

    Elon Musk's Earth-bound transport company has upgraded its two-seater Roadster sports car design with a better battery ? and a new body that will increase the range of the flash motors by up to 50 per cent, apparently.?

  • Vatican arrests Femen activist who bared breasts in St Peter's Square (265 characters)

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:00:00 -0500Vatican arrests Femen activist who bared breasts in St Peter's SquareReuters: World News

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican said on Friday it had arrested a member of women's rights group Femen who on Christmas Day bared her breasts and grabbed a statue of the baby Jesus from a nativity scene in front of thousands of people in St. Peter's Square.

  • Jolie's 'Unbroken' sprints to front of Christmas Day box office (280 characters)

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:59:00 -0500Jolie's 'Unbroken' sprints to front of Christmas Day box officeReuters: Entertainment News

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Director Angelina Jolie's World War II drama "Unbroken" finished first at the Christmas Day box office in its debut and edged out another new film for the holiday season, modern fairy tale musical "Into The Woods," tracking firm Rentrak said on Friday.






  • Mourners gather for slain New York policeman (259 characters)

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:54:00 -0500Mourners gather for slain New York policemanReuters: U.S.

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Police officers in dress uniform and other mourners lined up quietly for two blocks at a New York City church to pay their respects to one of two officers shot by a man who said he was avenging killings of unarmed black men by police.






  • Wonkblog: Putin is trying to save Russia?s economy with one weird trick (564 characters)

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:53:00 -0500Wonkblog: Putin is trying to save Russia?s economy with one weird trickBusiness News, Financial News, Business Headlines & Analysis - The Washington Post

    Vladimir Putin wants to have his dollars, spend them too, and invade Ukraine.That's impossible, of course, but he's trying to make it a little less so with some financial legerdemain that covers up what's really going on. Putin, you see, is forcing Russia's companies to spend their dollars instead?but Russia's government will be on the hook if those firms get into trouble as Russia's economy implodes. So Putin, in other words, is playing a financial shell game to try to buy enough time for oil prices to rebound and bail him out.Read full article >>






  • Mapper's Delight (704 characters)

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:46:00 -0500Mapper's Delightkottke.org

    A project called Maximum Distance. Minimum Displacement. analyzed the lyrics of several popular rappers for geographical mentions and had an industrial robot draw each rapper's lyrical journey through the world. At a glance, you can see how worldly (Niggas in Paris) or locally oriented (Straight Outta Compton) each rapper is. Compare world-traveller Jay Z:

    with Kendrick Lamar:

    Kendrick Lamar's analysis is culled from the lyrics of his underground & independent albums and is heavy with Compton references. Over the next few years it will be interesting to see how mainstream successes and personal experience change the travel of his lyrics.

    Tags: art   maps   music
  • Five myths about 2014 (262 characters)

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:44:00 -0500Five myths about 2014Opinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post

    Washington Post writers explode the biggest misconceptions about the year that was. From the Middle East to the streets of Ferguson, Mo., from your privacy settings to the gridiron, nothing was what it seemed. Not even your paycheck. Read full article >>






  • Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In (1117 characters)

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:29:00 -0500Paul Graham: Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers InSlashdot

    An anonymous reader writes: Y Combinator's Paul Graham has posted an essay arguing in favor of relaxed immigration rules. His argument is straight-forward: with only 5% of the world's population, the U.S. can only expect about 5% of great programmers to be born here. He says, "What the anti-immigration people don't understand is that there is a huge variation in ability between competent programmers and exceptional ones, and while you can train people to be competent, you can't train them to be exceptional. Exceptional programmers have an aptitude for and interest in programming that is not merely the product of training." Graham says even a dramatic boost to the training of programmers within the U.S. can't hope to match the resources available elsewhere. "We have the potential to ensure that the U.S. remains a technology superpower just by letting in a few thousand great programmers a year. What a colossal mistake it would be to let that opportunity slip. It could easily be the defining mistake this generation of American politicians later become famous for."

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  • UK's Labour faces wipe-out in Scotland despite change of leader: poll (256 characters)

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:26:00 -0500UK's Labour faces wipe-out in Scotland despite change of leader: pollReuters: World News

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's opposition Labour Party could suffer a wipe-out in Scotland in a UK-wide parliamentary election in May, scuppering its overall chances of supplanting Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives, a poll suggested on Friday.






  • Venezuela's Maduro moves foreign minister Ramirez to U.N. (259 characters)

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:17:00 -0500Venezuela's Maduro moves foreign minister Ramirez to U.N.Reuters: World News

    CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro named powerful Foreign Minister Rafael Ramirez to a new post as envoy to the United Nations on Friday, saying the appointment would strengthen Venezuela's voice on the world body's Security Council from Jan. 1.

  • All classic Dark Horse Star Wars comics are on sale one last time (791 characters)

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:09:00 -0500All classic Dark Horse Star Wars comics are on sale one last timeThe Verge - All Posts

    With the Star Wars Expanded Universe officially non-canon, fans of the original Dark Horse comics don't have much longer to complete their collections before Marvel fully takes the reins on January 1st. Luckily, the comics company is more than willing to oblige. From now until December 31st, every last Star Wars EU comics is on sale for 50 percent off.

    Disney and Lucasfilm announced in April that the Star Wars canon as fans knew it would be revised, with the six theatrical releases, the Clone Wars series, and the upcoming films representing the official canon. All other stories told since the end of Return of the Jedi would fall under "Legends" label ? a shame for those who fell in love with the stories of the last few decades. Now,...

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  • Book review: ?For Love of Country,? by Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran (421 characters)

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014 15:00:00 -0500Book review: ?For Love of Country,? by Howard Schultz and Rajiv ChandrasekaranOpinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post

    The longest war in American history became a teenager in October. Thirteen years after the Taliban was overthrown and Osama bin Laden eluded capture at Tora Bora, a withdrawal from Afghanistan is slowly, hazily emerging. And while the coalitions and operations there can blur together for even the most engaged citizen, the war?s effect on our nation?s consciousness cannot be overstated. Read full article >>






  • Hackers allegedly behind Xbox and PlayStation network shutdown set sights on Tor (364 characters)

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:49:00 -0500Hackers allegedly behind Xbox and PlayStation network shutdown set sights on TorThe Verge - All Posts

    The group that allegedly took down Microsoft and Sony's gaming networks now says it's set its sights on a new target. Lizard Squad, which took credit for denial of service attacks that kept Xbox Live and PlayStation Network offline over Christmas, tweeted earlier today that it was going after the Tor encryption service.

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  • Book review: ?@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex,? by Shane Harris (813 characters)

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:49:00 -0500Book review: ?@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex,? by Shane HarrisOpinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post

    North Korea?s alleged hack attack against the Sony Corporation is a spectacular escalation in the conduct of global cyberwarfare. As Shane Harris says in his timely new work of contemporary history, ?@War,? the momentum for a cyber confrontation has been growing inexorably in recent years. The United States and its adversaries have been assiduously building their cyber-arsenals for the past decade and today can engage in a range of operations across the spectrum of spying, surveillance and sabotage, as well as in offensive and defensive military action. In 2013, according to Harris, U.S. Cyber Command consisted of 900 people; the Defense Department plans to grow that cyber-force to 6,000 by the end of 2016. As Harris notes, ?The Internet has become a battlefield.? Read full article >>

  • Book review: ?Her Brilliant Career,? on women of the 1950s, by Rachel Cooke (451 characters)

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:47:00 -0500Book review: ?Her Brilliant Career,? on women of the 1950s, by Rachel CookeOpinions: Washington Post Opinion, Editorial, Op Ed, Politics Editorials - The Washington Post

    The 10 women who make up Rachel Cooke?s subjects in this lively group biography have little in common on the surface: Some were married, a few were lesbians, some had children, several didn?t (and one did but pretended not to). They were not even all born in the 20th century. But despite this range of ages, backgrounds and family situations, all devoted themselves to their careers during the fiercely domestic 1950s.Read full article >>






  • Dotcom 'saved' Xmas for Xbox ? but no one can save Sony's titsup PlayStation Network (292 characters)

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:35:00 -0500Dotcom 'saved' Xmas for Xbox ? but no one can save Sony's titsup PlayStation NetworkThe Register

    Rotund web baron lobs freebies at gang to end DDoS spree

    A string of denial-of-service attacks that took down Xbox Live and Sony's PlayStation Network on Christmas Day appear to have stopped ? and New Zealand-based file-sharing baron Kim Dotcom claims the ceasefire is all thanks to him.?

  • Pakistani forces kill alleged organizer of school massacre (286 characters)

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:30:00 -0500Pakistani forces kill alleged organizer of school massacreAsia News: News and Headlines China, Japan, Korea & More - The Washington Post

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan ? Security forces on Friday killed an alleged organizer of the brutal school massacre last week, the latest sign that the government and military are stepping up their assault on the Pakistani Taliban and other Islamist militant groups.Read full article >>






  • Net Neutrality Comments Overtaxed FCC's System (673 characters)

    Fri, 26 Dec 2014 14:30:00 -0500Net Neutrality Comments Overtaxed FCC's SystemSlashdot

    Presto Vivace writes with news that the FCC has had trouble dealing with the sheer volume of comments submitted about net neutrality. There were millions of them, and they caused problems with the agency's 18-year-old Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS). When the FCC attempted to dump the comments into XML format to make download and analysis easier, problems with Apache Solr meant roughly 680,000 didn't make the transfer. The agency promised to release a new set of fixed XML files in January that include all of the dropped comments. Despite many reports that the comments were "lost," they're all available using the ECFS.

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Media

  • Wishing all of you and your families a safe and Merry Christmas!!

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  • Happy Holidays!


  • This drone porn isn't real, it's just really creepy

    As a journalist I get hundreds of pitches a day for various products and services. A few weeks ago I received one that stood out.

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  • Upton?s Neri Gets His Kicks At Bridgewater State ? Bridgewater State Athletics

    Here is a great article on Upton’s own Colin Neri who is a senior at Bridgewater State University. Neri graduated Nipmuc in 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: bridgewater state university, Colin Neri, football

  • Pixart Applies for Water Flow Gesture Control Patent

    Pixart patent application US20140358302 "Apparatus having gesture sensor" by Chung-yuo Wu, Yi-hsien Ko, and Nientse Chen proposes gesture control that can finely change the water flow, rather than a simple on/off IR switch used now:

  • Photojournalism Daily: Dec. 8, 2014


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