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Chimps Outplay Humans in Brain Games

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 at 23:05 by John Sinteur in category: News

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In a recent study by psychologists Colin Camerer and Tetsuro Matsuzawa, chimps and humans played a strategy game – and unexpectedly, the chimps outplayed the humans.


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Rotherham Whistleblower ‘Sent On Diversity Training For Saying Most Abusers Were Asian’

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 at 17:10 by John Sinteur in category: batshitinsane

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A researcher was sent on a diversity awareness course – and faced the sack – for raising the alarm about the appalling abuse of children in Rotherham and the fact most of the perpetrators were of Pakistani descent, it has been reported.

Some 1,400 children were abused between 1997 and 2013 in the South Yorkshire town, including cases of them of being made to witness brutal rapes, being covered in petrol and threatened with being set alight, according to a devastating report last week.

Many of the victims were young girls in care of the council – which was accused of “blatant” failures in not dealing with the problem.

The researcher, who was seconded to Rotherham Council from the Home Office in 2002, spoke to BBC Panorama anonymously and said she was told she must “never, ever” again mention the fact they most of the abusers were Asian men.

Rotherham Council even tried to have her sacked when she resisted pressure to change the findings of the report she completed, she said.

Just wait until they discover most Nazis were German.


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  1. The discussion about the ethnicity of the men involved seems so secondary to the horror of the basic story.

Frans Timmermans

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 at 17:00 by John Sinteur in category: News

Remember this post?

Everybody here said “he’s going places”.

Well, he was just made European Commissioner.


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9 September, Apple Media Event

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 at 13:03 by John Sinteur in category: Apple

Rumors are pretty solid about the iPhone 6, but it’s unclear if there’s going to be any wearables, iWatches, or similar.

And the rumors about them are as varied as the rumors were about the original iPhone. So, how accurate are those rumors? Take a look at what people predicted the iPhone will look like, and take that as a reference…

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  1. Tim Cook at D11 2013 on the subject

  2. I’ll correct a couple of letters in one word:

    “And the rumors about them are as vapid as the rumors were about the original iPhone.”

  3. An interesting observation is the pace of the iOS 8 beta releases. Usually it’s every 2 weeks right up to GM at the day of the media event. This time they’ve not done a beta for a few weeks, and it’s unlikely they will do one between now and next week.

    So, looks like they are hiding some major new feature.

Android security mystery – ‘fake’ cellphone towers found in U.S.

Posted on September 2nd, 2014 at 11:15 by John Sinteur in category: Security

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Seventeen mysterious cellphone towers have been found in America which look like ordinary towers, and can only be identified by a heavily customized handset built for Android security – but have a much more malicious purpose, according to Popular Science.

The fake ‘towers’ – computers which wirelessly attack cellphones via the “baseband” chips built to allow them to communicate with their networks, can eavesdrop and even install spyware, ESD claims. They are a known technology – but the surprise is that they are in active use.

The towers were found by users of the CryptoPhone 500, one of several ultra-secure handsets that have come to market in the last couple of years, after an executive noticed his handset was “leaking” data regularly.

Hmmmm….

No.

And here’s why:

“What we find suspicious is that a lot of these interceptors are right on top of U.S. military bases.” says Goldsmith. “Whose interceptor is it? Who are they, that’s listening to calls around military bases? The point is: we don’t really know whose they are.”

If you think a foreign agent can deploy one IMSI catcher (let alone 17) near a military base I’ve got some swamp land to sell you. And the US government itself doesn’t need them, they already have access.

So, this is likely just a story to boost sales of those cryptphones.


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