Could Trump’s vague plan to expand rural broadband actually work? It’s hard to tell

June 25, 2017

… collect samples for salinity testing in The Coachella Valley, California. Image: Brent Stirton/Getty Images The White House didn’t offer any details as to how such an expansion might be implemented or how much of a budget he’d allot it. Nevertheless, the support was no doubt welcome news to farm lobbies and capitol hill lawmakers who’ve urged the president to fit the issue into his plan to rebuild the country’s roads and bridges. “Rural broadband, we need that …


Here’s a draft of the Senate’s healthcare bill they’ve been trying to hide

June 17, 2017

… cover To be fair: it’s not like the Republicans needed to disclose the details of legislation that could throw over 24 million people off healthcare. They’re still reeling from the time President Obama passed Obamacare without their support and as Senators, it’s their constitutional duty to stick it to the meanies. The party spent close to a decade complaining about Obamacare’s alleged death spirals. Obviously, they had a better plan in the wings, otherwise they …


We really need to talk about 3-on-3 basketball becoming an Olympic sport

June 12, 2017

… does it just sound weird? Whether it’s Good or Bad is subjective. But there’s no debate that it’s different. So are other details, like the fact that 3-on-3 regulations use a slightly smaller game-ball than the NBA version. No matter what you make of it all, though, there is this: Come 2020 in Tokyo, 3-on-3 hoops will have completed its journey from the playground to the Olympics. WATCH: Step inside the secretive class that turns people into hackers More From this …


Trump throws binders of paperwork on the floor much to Twitter’s amusement

June 11, 2017

Trump: not a fan of paperwork.Image: Rex Arbogast/AP/REX/Shutterstock President Donald Trump took time out of his Infrastructure Week speech on Friday to toss some binders off a podium, because regulations are choking the red, white, and blue blood that flows through the veins of America. The binders, apparently full of details about a project based in Maryland, are too much to read. There is a lot of paper inside them. SEE ALSO: Trumpniks have no defense for the James Comey mess, so duh, …


Is Reality Winner A Leaker, A Whistleblower Or Something Else?

June 9, 2017

… the source, her intentions will do her no good in court, no matter how noble she may consider them, according to attorney Edward McMahon, who represented a CIA officer convicted in 2015 of leaking to the New York Times details about the agencys attempts to interfere with Irans nuclear program. To win a conviction, prosecutors must prove that the information Winner divulged was closely held, pertains to the national defense and was given to someone unauthorized to receive it. Not every …


New NSA hacking report is basically a ‘House of Cards’ episode

June 6, 2017

Russian hacking in the U.S. election isn't just a TV plot point.Image: ambar del moral/mashable New top secret National Security Agency (NSA) documents reportedly surfaced Monday, and they brought with them the alarming suggestion that Russian military intelligence officials attempted to hack into the U.S. voting system ahead of the November election. The report, which was dated May 5 and obtained by The Intercept, details how hackers from the GRU, or the Russian General Staff Main …


Oculus founder plots surveillance tech startup to help Trump build border wall

June 5, 2017

… anime film is the likely future of AR details about Luckey’s new startup were revealed on Sunday night in a report from the New York Times that cites at least three “people familiar” with the VR expert’s plans. The primary mission of the startup, which will be funded in part with cash from Peter Thiel‘s Founders Fund, will be to develop surveillance technology that uses lidar (which stands for Light Detection and Ranging, a technology common in self-driving cars), …


Fox Stands By DNC Murder Conspiracy Theory Even After Main Source Changes Story

May 18, 2017

… report on Richs laptop within 96 hours of his murder. NBC reported Wednesday that , raising doubts about the forensic report and how the unnamed federal investigator would be aware of such details about the contents of Richs computer. Efforts to reach Zimmerman by phone on Wednesday afternoon were unsuccessful. She did not respond to an email request for comment. Neither Fox 5 nor Fox News have issued corrections to their pieces, though Fox News Tuesday afternoon to note the Rich familys …