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Message 85550 - Posted: 30 Mar 2018, 7:17:16 UTC

Thread lightly, while you're enjoying your coffee: Starbucks coffee in California must have cancer warning, judge says
Starbucks Corp and other coffee sellers must put a cancer warning on coffee sold in California, a Los Angeles judge has ruled, possibly exposing the companies to millions of dollars in fines.

A little-known not-for-profit group sued some 90 coffee retailers, including Starbucks, on grounds they were violating a California law requiring companies to warn consumers of chemicals in their products that could cause cancer.

One of those chemicals is acrylamide, a byproduct of roasting coffee beans that is present in high levels in brewed coffee.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle said in a decision dated Wednesday that Starbucks and other companies had failed to show there was no significant risk from a carcinogen produced in the coffee roasting process, court documents showed.
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Message 85552 - Posted: 30 Mar 2018, 10:05:47 UTC - in response to Message 85550.  


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Message 85553 - Posted: 30 Mar 2018, 11:44:06 UTC - in response to Message 85550.  

?????????? That's about the same as having " this product may contain nuts " on a pack of peanuts totally stupid and waste of time
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Message 85611 - Posted: 2 Apr 2018, 11:28:21 UTC

"The Donald" kicked off round 1 by withdrawing from TPP.
The he kicked off round 2 with his tariffs.
Round 3 - China strikes back
Hmm, now if China/Asia puts up the cost of I.T components/Technology by 25%..

...can't happen/won't happen? hmm, what is happening in the GPU market atm?
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Message 85618 - Posted: 2 Apr 2018, 14:54:53 UTC - in response to Message 85611.  

what is happening in the GPU market atm?

4t it was mainly the " miners " causing the stupid prices with the GPU'S at the mo , they want them and are prepared to pay whatever to get em
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Message 85620 - Posted: 2 Apr 2018, 15:16:18 UTC - in response to Message 85618.  

So they won't mind paying 25% more when the MB/HD/Ram dies :-)
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Message 85624 - Posted: 2 Apr 2018, 15:51:50 UTC - in response to Message 85620.  

I wouldn't know mate I don't " play " that game and never really paid much attention to " bitcoin / mining " stuff seams bit to good to be true and the " bubble " will burst on it but that's just what I think , opinions are like a-holes , everyones got one ;-)
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Message 85625 - Posted: 2 Apr 2018, 15:55:42 UTC - in response to Message 85624.  

True but "The Donald's" opinions are...
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Message 85631 - Posted: 2 Apr 2018, 16:34:56 UTC - in response to Message 85625.  

Probably totally irrelevant coz I'm fairly sure he is well " out of his depth " but there you go
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Message 85658 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 7:17:06 UTC

Creepy stuff happening on TV in the USA:
Earlier this month, CNN’s Brian Stelter broke the news that Sinclair Broadcast Group, owner or operator of nearly 200 television stations in the U.S., would be forcing its news anchors to record a promo about “the troubling trend of irresponsible, one sided news stories plaguing our country.”
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Message 85661 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 11:48:21 UTC

we will control all that you see and hear


The Outer Limits, 1963.
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Message 85689 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 20:29:22 UTC

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/04/03/trump-says-military-will-secure-southern-border-until-wall-can-be-built.html
Well, that's going to be interesting. I know our boys won't obey an unconstitutional order.
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Message 85693 - Posted: 3 Apr 2018, 20:47:23 UTC

YouTube incident: 'Active shooter' near HQ in northern California

Police in Northern California say they are responding to an incident involving an "active shooter" at YouTube headquarters.
Gunshots were reported at the company's campus in San Bruno, south of San Francisco. Ambulances are at the scene and authorities have warned the public to stay out of the area.
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Message 85697 - Posted: 4 Apr 2018, 0:34:23 UTC - in response to Message 85693.  

Trump has offered his thoughts a prayers to the victims, that has worked well in the past.
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Message 85911 - Posted: 17 Apr 2018, 16:59:57 UTC

What, no posts about the muppets and their recent actions?

Well, the Rump appointment to SCOTUS aligned with the liberal bloc. Maybe they should have confirmed Bama's guy?
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Message 85917 - Posted: 17 Apr 2018, 20:56:26 UTC - in response to Message 85911.  

What, no posts about the muppets and their recent actions?
A silence of shame?

For one flying monkey attending to your president, the expensive red herring
in the "nation's interests" did not deflect Windrush.

The scandal runs deep.

As for Macron? Time will tell.
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Message 85920 - Posted: 18 Apr 2018, 8:46:30 UTC

Here then: the Russians are coming! (to your computer)
https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA18-106A

This joint Technical Alert (TA) is the result of analytic efforts between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). This TA provides information on the worldwide cyber exploitation of network infrastructure devices (e.g., router, switch, firewall, Network-based Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) devices) by Russian state-sponsored cyber actors. Targets are primarily government and private-sector organizations, critical infrastructure providers, and the Internet service providers (ISPs) supporting these sectors.

I guess you best send your work in to Seti while you still can, before their internet is no more. :)
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Message 85924 - Posted: 18 Apr 2018, 13:42:03 UTC - in response to Message 85920.  

Here then: the Russians are coming! (to your computer)
https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA18-106A

This joint Technical Alert (TA) is the result of analytic efforts between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). This TA provides information on the worldwide cyber exploitation of network infrastructure devices (e.g., router, switch, firewall, Network-based Intrusion Detection System (NIDS) devices) by Russian state-sponsored cyber actors. Targets are primarily government and private-sector organizations, critical infrastructure providers, and the Internet service providers (ISPs) supporting these sectors.

I guess you best send your work in to Seti while you still can, before their internet is no more. :)

So true. You might be shocked at how many people/places can't flash their boxes with an update. You would not be shocked at how many never change their default passwords. You would not be surprised by how many when they replace a device never change the default password. IoT is terrible, or as Martin would says IT is what we make it.

I hate to think but a law requiring any device that connects to the Internet to have a default password that is a serial number and a splash screen that requires a replacement running a dictionary check to prevent guessable passwords ...
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Message 85992 - Posted: 24 Apr 2018, 21:09:40 UTC

Rump effect just went poof!
https://apnews.com/560acd4deca84b609c72055522e8ccc2/Sell-off-in-industrial,-tech-stocks-sends-Dow-down-400
NEW YORK (AP) — After a strong start, U.S. stocks abruptly sold off Tuesday after machinery maker Caterpillar said it doesn’t expect to top its first-quarter profit for the rest of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged as much as 619 points as investors feared that rising oil prices and other costs will slow down growth in company profits.
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