Educated Republicans Are Less Likely to Believe in Climate Change

Just this week, more than 15,000 scientists from 184 countries signed a paper issuing a urgent plea to global leaders about the “current trajectory of potentially catastrophic climate change.” The article, titled World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice, is a wakeup call to anyone concerned about rapidly rising temperatures and stronger and more frequent extreme weather events.

But the dire warning could fall on deaf ears to a specific segment of the U.S. population: highly educated Republicans.

Full Article: EcoWatch

Boeing 757 Testing Shows Airplanes Vulnerable to Hacking, DHS Says

A team of government, industry and academic officials successfully demonstrated that a commercial aircraft could be remotely hacked in a non-laboratory setting last year, a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official said Wednesday at the 2017 CyberSat Summit in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

“We got the airplane on Sept. 19, 2016. Two days later, I was successful in accomplishing a remote, non-cooperative, penetration,” said Robert Hickey, aviation program manager within the Cyber Security Division of the DHS Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate.

Full Article: Aviation Today

Republicans Can’t Afford Their Tax-Cut Habit

Senate Republicans are desperate for cash. Right now, the Senate GOP tax bill would likely add more than $200 billion to the deficit, annually, in the second decade after it’s passed. But due to arcane Senate rules, Republicans can’t pass their tax plan out of the upper chamber — without Democratic cooperation (which they aren’t going to get) — unless their bill adds $0 to the deficit, annually, in the second decade after it’s passed.

This is not a small problem. The single most expensive provision in the GOP tax plan is a 15-point reduction in the corporate tax rate. Republicans could scrap that entirely — leave the current corporate rate at 35 percent, while keeping every loophole closure currently in their plan — and the bill would still add $45 billion to the deficit in 2027, according to estimates from Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation.

Full Article: New York Magazine – intelligencer

From temptation to sextortion: Inside the fake Facebook profile industry

Here is article about a devious set of networks on Facebook:

You receive a Facebook friend request. Judging by the photos, she’s a young woman. You don’t know her, but she’s lovely, and you’re intrigued. Why not? You accept her request. You’ve just unknowingly triggered the first mechanisms of a sextortion trap.

While investigating the world of fake Facebook profiles, my colleague Marie-Eve Tremblay and I have discovered a massive network of fraudulent accounts that catfish their male victims using stolen photos of young women and adolescent girls. This is the story of the months-long investigation that allowed us to piece together the inner workings of this network of online bandits.

Full Article: Radio Cananga

Sessions on Moore: Guilty until Proven Innocent – The New SJW Constitution

Roy Moore looks guilty. But looks don’t matter, the Left should know. Its the court of law that matters. Roy Moore hasn’t had his day in court.

BTW Shelia, what is that you’re waving? Has a new Constitution been ratified by all 50 states that I didn’t know about? Try reading it sometime before you start talking about national issues.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday he did not doubt the accusations leveled against the man running to fill his old seat in the Senate.

“I have no reason to doubt these young women,” Sessions told Texas Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, as she held up visual aids during a hearing of the House judiciary committee.
Jackson Lee was asking Sessions about Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore, who has been accused of seeking relationships with teenagers decades ago, and on Monday was accused by a woman of sexually assaulting her in her teens, also decades ago. Moore has denied all the allegations.

Welcome to the new Firefox

Earlier today I posted an article about the new version of Firefox.  Netscape 1.0 is what I used just coming out of high school and I’ve always loved it set of features.  Unfortunately Chrome’s more user friendly nature and adherence to standards won me over.  But with new changes to I’m definitely going to install and try this later.  Below is the official announcement from the Mozilla Foundation:

Today we’re thrilled to introduce you to our brand new browser — Firefox Quantum.What you’ll notice first is that the new Firefox is blazing fast. In fact, you’ll enjoy speeds up to twice as fast as a year ago. It’s also more powerful. We’ve rebuilt Firefox from the ground up to focus on how you use the Web today to watch, listen, create and play without limits. We’re excited to deliver a browser that feels completely different — modern, quick and efficient. We think you’ll agree: It’s a quantum leap forward in how you’ll experience the internet.

When you use Firefox, you’re also contributing to a movement to ensure the internet remains a global public resource, open and accessible to all. As an independent, not-for-profit organization, we’ve been committed since 2003 to building products that put you in control of your online life and advancing open technology and public policy that promote a healthier internet. We put you at the center of everything we do.

On behalf of Mozilla’s global community, we’re proud to introduce you to the new Firefox. Fast for good.

Chris Beard
CEO, Mozilla

P.S. If you have any questions, we’re always here to help.

Firefox add-on armageddon arrives: How to see if you are going to be hit

Firefox 57 is set to bring the biggest shake-up that Mozilla’s browser ecosystem has seen in quite some time, and the simple reason is that a huge number of extensions and add-ons are set to stop working.

Appearing on November 14, Firefox Quantum brings together a number of long-running programs to speed up the browser — including using its C++ alternative language Rust and multi-process functionality — but it comes at the cost of Firefox’s best feature, its extensibility.

Full Article: ZD Network

Bitcoin rival doubles in price in four days as Bitcoin price slumps

One bitcoin is now worth less than $5,900, down 25 percent from Wednesday’s high above $7,800. Meanwhile, the currency of a rival, spinoff network called Bitcoin Cash, has doubled to more than $1,500 over the same four-day period.

This is good news for one side in Bitcoin’s ongoing civil war—the side that sees an urgent need to boost the network’s capacity to deal with growing congestion and rising transaction fees. People in this camp have been flocking to Bitcoin Cash after a plan to expand the capacity of the main Bitcoin network fell apart on Wednesday.

“Bitcoin Cash is what I started working on in 2010,” tweeted Gavin Andresen on Saturday. “A store of value AND means of exchange.” It was a pointed dig to the mainstream Bitcoin network, where slow transactions and rising fees have made it an increasingly unappealing way to make everyday payments.

Full Article: Ars Technica

Biden Says Man Who Stopped Texas Church Gunman Should Never Have Had That Gun

Former Vice President Joe ‘Creepy’ Biden (See: Not A Joke: Creepy Joe Biden Stars with Lady Gaga in PSA about Sexual Assault) appeared on NBC’s “Today” on Monday where he stated that the hero who shot the Texas church shooter should not have had the weapon he used to stop the murder spree.

Joe Biden’s remark came as a response to a question from someone in the audience who asked him to justify the Democrat’s call for more gun control — even though the shooter was stopped by a good guy with a gun. (See: VIDEO: McCain Courted By Biden For A No Vote In Senate)

Full Article: Project Republic Today