Daily Archives: October 15, 2014

Google unveils three Nexus gadgets

Google unveils three Nexus gadgets http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29635958

Huawei: US ban ‘not very important’

Huawei: US ban ‘not very important’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-29620442

Ebola survivors struggle for acceptance

Ebola survivors struggle for acceptance http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29628054

Gaza reconstruction facing obstacles despite aid

Gaza reconstruction facing obstacles despite aid http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29628657

The government holed up in a 1970s hotel

The government holed up in a 1970s hotel http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29603393

Time to stop joking about Ebola – Clovis News Journal


Obama Seeks to Ease Fears Over U.S. Ebola Epidemic – NBC News.com


What the Latest Ebola Infection Says About Odds of Widespread US Outbreak – ABC News


Immune Therapy Induces Remission for Many With a Tough-to-Treat Blood Cancer – WebMD


Is ‘Slow and Steady’ Weight Loss Really the Best Approach? – US News


Ebola deaths near 4,500 as virus spreads in West Africa: WHO


Honda accused by watchdog of not reporting all air bag incidents


Breaking Political News, Headlines & Opinion | Politics | Fox News


Amber Vinson, Dallas Ebola Patient, Says CDC Gave Her Green Light To Fly


President Obama orders federal Ebola SWAT team to any hospital with an infected patient – NY Daily News


Brazilian police crack ‘darknet’

Brazilian police crack ‘darknet’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-29639241

New form of space weather identified

New form of space weather identified http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-29612693

Colombia checking travelers arriving from Ebola epidemic countries | Fox News Latino


Toyota recalls 423,000 Lexus cars in U.S.


Samsung’s Superior Note 4 Smartphone Gives Glimpse of Computing’s Future – NYTimes.com


New Texas nurse with Ebola had slight fever on airliner


Rebels clash with al-Qaeda in Yemen

Rebels clash with al-Qaeda in Yemen http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29627772

Czech Ebola error sparks Ghana row

Czech Ebola error sparks Ghana row http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-29630286

Large numbers report net addiction

Large numbers report net addiction http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-29627896

US spy Greenglass’s death revealed

US spy Greenglass’s death revealed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29628350

Dutch bikers join fight against IS

Dutch bikers join fight against IS http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-29635394

Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse

Passenger alert over US Ebola nurse http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29632433

Weber – Jubel Ouvertüre – LSO / Monteux: make music part of your life series

Weber – Jubel Ouvertüre – LSO / Monteux

Gustav Holst – Brook Green Suite (Prelude-Air-Dance): make music part of your life series

Gustav Holst – Brook Green Suite (Prelude-Air-Dance)

Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26 | Daniel Barenboim: great compositions/performances

Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26 | Daniel Barenboim

Español: Sonata para Piano nº12 en La bemol Mayor, Op. 26

* 1st Movement (Andante con Variazioni)
* 2nd Movement (Scherzo, Allegro Molto)
* 3rd Movement (Marcia funebre sulla morte d’un Eroe)
* 4th Movement (Allegro)

Work: Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Soloist: Daniel Barenhoim

this pressed – your right to know: Timeline of ISIS in Iraq | Timestream | Ntrepid

From the Study:”Many scholars attribute the rise of radical Islamist organizations in the Middle East, like al-Qa’ida and its successors, to the US military operations in Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom, 2001) and Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2003). According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ (CSIS) report, Al Qaeda in Iraq, the operations1 radicalized Iraqi Sunnis, who viewed foreign occupation as a justification for self-defense in the form of ‘jihad.’ The “US Military Operations” timeframe further highlights the amount of AQI activity—the precursor to the Islamic State—following the start of both operations. Scandals such as the Abu Ghraib prison incident,2 in which American soldiers were shown taking disparaging pictures of prisoners, further radicalized and mobilized moderate Iraqis, CSIS adds.:

via   Timeline of ISIS in Iraq | Timestream | Ntrepid.

this pressed for your right to know: Vulnerabilities in Ebola planning – The Washington Post

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CDC Ebola_vulnerabilities

The Washington Post

Vulnerabilities in Ebola planning

The infection of two Dallas health care workers has highlighted vulnerabilities in the CDC’s protocols for those dealing with Ebola patients. The current protocol allows for potential skin exposure of caregivers. The CDC is revising those guidelines and will likely make them more similar to those used in biological containment facilities.

via Vulnerabilities in Ebola planning – The Washington Post.

this pressed – for your right to know: Cases of Ebola outside of West Africa and other Ebola facts | The New York Times

US ‘hid Iraq chemical incidents’

US ‘hid Iraq chemical incidents’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29631829

Asylum baby denied Australia visa

Asylum baby denied Australia visa http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-29625556

Flight alert over new US Ebola case

Flight alert over new US Ebola case http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-29632433

Second Nurse Infected with Ebola Was on Jetliner Before Diagnosis – ABC News


Minnesota nurses want more protective Ebola gear | The Miami Herald


Stopping Ebola With Public Health Expertise, Not Casual Advice


How Hackers Got Private Photos Without Ever Breaching Snapchat’s Servers – ABC News


Ebola diagnosis for 2nd Texas hospital worker raising questions over virus battle plan | Fox News


LEONARD COHEN LYRICS “Suzanne (…And when he knew for certain Only drowning men could see him He said “All men will be sailors then Until the sea shall free them”…): great compositions/performances



Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river
You can hear the boats go by
You can spend the night beside her
And you know that she’s half crazy
But that’s why you want to be there
And she feeds you tea and oranges
That come all the way from China
And just when you mean to tell her
That you have no love to give her
Then she gets you on her wavelength
And she lets the river answer
That you’ve always been her lover
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that she will trust you
For you’ve touched her perfect body with your mind.

And Jesus was a sailor

When he walked upon the water
And he spent a long time watching
From his lonely wooden tower
And when he knew for certain
Only drowning men could see him
He said “All men will be sailors then
Until the sea shall free them”
But he himself was broken
Long before the sky would open
Forsaken, almost human
He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone
And you want to travel with him
And you want to travel blind
And you think maybe you’ll trust him
For he’s touched your perfect body with his mind. Now Suzanne takes your hand
And she leads you to the river
She is wearing rags and feathers
From Salvation Army counters
And the sun pours down like honey
On our lady of the harbour
And she shows you where to look
Among the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the seaweed
There are children in the morning
They are leaning out for love
And they will lean that way forever
While Suzanne holds the mirror
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that you can trust her
For she’s touched your perfect body with her mind.

Saint of the Day for Wednesday, October 15th, 2014: Avila St. Teresa of Avila

quotation: At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet. Plato

At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet.

Plato (427 BC-347 BC) Discuss

today’s birthday: Friedrich Nietzsche (1844)

Friedrich Nietzsche (1844)

Nietzsche was a German philosopher whose critiques of contemporary culture, religion, and philosophy centered on a basic question regarding the foundation of values and morality. He passionately rejected Western bourgeois civilization and regarded Christian civilization as decadent. Denouncing its “slave morality,” he looked to the “superman,” the creator of a new heroic morality that would consciously affirm life and life values. What is Nietzsche’s concept of “perspectivism”? More… Discuss

this day in the yesteryear: Jupiter’s Io Observed by Spacecraft Galileo (2001)

Jupiter’s Io Observed by Spacecraft Galileo (2001)

Discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610, Io is Jupiter’s closest and third largest moon. It played a significant role in the first measurement of the speed of light, calculated by 17th-century Danish astronomer Ole Rømer. The most geologically active of Jupiter’s moons, Io has 30 active volcanoes that are probably energized by the tidal effects of Jupiter’s enormous mass. In 2001, the unmanned spacecraft Galileo came within 110 miles (180 km) of Io. What did its images reveal about Io? More… Discuss

Dopers Gain Long-Term Advantage

Dopers Gain Long-Term Advantage

In many sports, athletes caught doping are slapped with suspensions, presumably to both penalize them and allow time for the effects of the drugs to wear off. However, new research suggests that these athletes could still be benefitting from past use of performance-e nhancing drugs long after they have been allowed to return to competition. Some of the physiological changes triggered by anabolic steroid use appear to persist for decades, giving those who have used such drugs a long-term, perhaps even lifelong, advantage over their competitors. More… Discuss



Marcasite looks like and even has the same chemical formula as pyrite, or “fool’s gold,” but it is a separate and much less common mineral. Marcasite is paler in color, becomes darker upon oxidation, and is more apt to crumble than pyrite. Its tendency to break down makes it a poor choice for use in jewelry, so pyrite is actually used in its stead but is referred to as “marcasite” in this context. What is “pyrite decay,” and how does it affect marcasite? More… Discuss

word: feign


Definition: (verb) To give a false appearance of.
Synonyms: sham, simulate, assume
Usage: When confronted about the crime, the suspect feigned ignorance of even the most general details. Discuss.

Turks shave off beards to avoid ‘jihadist stigma’

Turks shave off beards to avoid ‘jihadist stigma’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-29620018