The race is on to satisfy the ravenous appetite for broadband communications.
In the past five years, the number of operational satellites has jumped 40 percent, and nearly 1,400 now orbit the Earth. Industry officials say that number could more than double in five years as a revolution in technology has made satellites smaller and more affordable.
One of the leaked DNC emails mocks a BuzzFeed report that suggested both the DNC and RNC had weak cybersecurity.
The Hill (blog) The subject also includes the headline to the BuzzFeed story, "These Experts Think the DNC and RNC are Both Horrible at Cybersecurity". "The thesis: we hand out thumb drives at events, which could infect the reporters/attendees' computers. So that ...…
IS attack on Afghan protest kills 61 people, wounds 207
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - At least 61 people were killed and another 207 wounded in the Afghan capital on Saturday...
The marchers were demanding that a major regional electric power line be routed through their impoverished home province.
If that were here, the people would be protesting against the power line. We are against everything here—most recently, a natural gas pipeline which will not be built due to public protest. We are also against nukes, of course, so we are back to burning oil for heat and coal for electric power. Saving the planet…ya think?
The Verge The week before Hillary Clinton is expected to become the Democratic presidential candidate, WikiLeaks has published over 19,000 emails it says come from seven top Democratic National Committee figures.…
…clearly these guys, the Democrats, should not be put in charge of running the country or, for that matter, anything else.
If they can't keep their donor information confidential, what can they be trusted with?
In New York City, a group of female art students joined the National League for Women's Service and trained to serve in the Camouflage Department of the United States Navy.
From Reuters News:
Your chance to buy a rare Alfa 2.9
Sotheby's could set a new record when it sells at auction a 1939 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B. Angela Moore reports.
Michigan pollster has good news, bad news for both parties
EAST LANSING, Mich. — Last March, the pollsters in Michigan agreed on one thing — Hillary Clinton would crush Bernie Sanders in the state's Democratic presidential primary.…
There's been a huge sea change in American politics since the 1970s, Mr. Grossman believes. "Republicans have become a party that is primarily ideological in nature, while Democrats are a collection of social groups," united in opposing the Republicans.
… he can cure my insomnia in mere minutes.
From Reuters News:
Annual Royal 'Swan-Upping' takes place on River Thames
A census of the Queen's swans has taken place annually on the River Thames for the last 800 years.
"Her majesty has the right to own any swans swimming in open waters in the United Kingdom if she so pleases…"
Ailes, 76, has been at the helm of the network since its launch 20 years ago and became one of the most powerful figures in American media and politics.
YouTube introduced offline video in 2014 to cater to Indians crazy about watching Bollywood song sequences, cricket snippets and comedy sketches.
(Also, "Facebook pilots" has nothing to do with, you know, pilots.)
"It would be nice if people always waited till everybody got off the train before they started to board…
A southbound train arrived, its doors slid open and, good Midwestern boy that I was, I stood aside to let the women board first. I missed three trains in a row.
Maybe wider doors will help but, if you're a subway rider, don't give up your elbows just yet.
Clinton: Trump Is 'Most Dangerous, Reckless' Presidential Candidate Ever
Hillary Clinton on Monday tore into Donald Trump during an interview with CBS News' Charlie Rose, charging that Trump has "no self-discipline, no self-control, no sense of history, no understanding of the limits of the kind of power that any president should impose upon himself." She noted that he's called for reinstating waterboarding and would "order the American military to commit war crimes." Read More → Read the full story
What did we do to deserve this?
And millions, maybe even the largest TV audience in convention history, will be sure to catch the grand finale Thursday night from the main stage: A high-stakes prime-time convention address by the nominee, a man known to be entertaining.