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NASA reminds the world, it's not always wise to believe the Internet

(yes original article title)


Old rumors of an asteroid approaching Earth sometime between Sept. 15 and 28, 2015 resurfaced online this week, and again, NASA says: there’s nothing to worry about.

"There is no scientific basis – not one shred of evidence – that an asteroid or any other celestial object will impact Earth on those dates," said Paul Chodas, manager of NASA's Near-Earth Object office at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a group of astronomers and scientists monitoring the sky for any space objects.

The rumors seem to trace back to a self-proclaimed prophet, Efrain Rodriguez. He said he sent a letter to NASA on Nov. 12, 2010, titled “Letter to the Space Agency… meteor heading toward Puerto Rico,” according to Veterans Today.

Mr. Rodriguez received a message from God, he claimed, that an asteroid would “soon be seen in the alarm systems of NASA.” It would head towards Puerto Rico and trigger an earthquake and tsunami that would devastate the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the US and Mexico, as well as Central and South America. He urged NASA to act on his claims and issue an alert to evacuate those in vulnerable areas.

Ensemble computer models for Hurricane Danny

from: http://www.wunderground.com/hurricane/atlantic/2015/hurricane-Danny?map=ensmodel


To get better insight about Trump, I highly recommend this documentary

You've Been Trumped


This documentary is in the Video forum, let me find it again.

Donald Trump Exposed, A Documentary That everybody Must See

IMHO, it shows that he is an excellent liar. He lies several times during that documentary. His company broke the law several times in trying to strong arm resident Scottish homeowners into giving up their property. One lady (Molly Forbes) who is 90 years old apparently STILL to this day does not have water.


10 Common Computer Myths You Need To Stop Believing

Posted for discussion, I am NOT vouching for the accuracy of this article!


(heavily edited)

You Need to Defragment Your Drive Frequently

Viruses and Spyware are Slowing Down Your Computer

Paid “Cleaner” Software Improves Performance

You Don’t Need Antivirus Software

Turning Your Computer on and off Regularly Is Bad / Not Turning Your Computer off at Night Is Bad

Deleting Contents From Your Hard Drive Actually Erases Them / To Securely Erase Data, Use a Magnet

Macs are Better than PCs / Macs are Overpriced Junk

To Protect Yourself From Vulnerabilities, Use Firefox/Safari/Chrome/IE

More (Cores, RAM, etc.) Are Always Faster

Building Your Own PC Saves Money

Fun UK slang words and phrases, add yours!

'Well, I'll go to the foot of our stairs' - an expression of amazement or surprise.

'It's black over Bill's mothers' - implying oncoming bad weather.

'He had an ague bout' - a layperson's description of some sort of medical affliction. I remain uncertain of what this is despite many years in the medical sector.

'Ey up me duck' - a form of greeting used in certain parts of the English Midlands.

'Its piddling down' - rain is currently falling.

'Mardy' - a descriptive term used for someone who is over-emotional (currently me!)

A 'Chelsea Tractor' - the four wheeled drive, expensive, vehicles beloved of rich ladies in London.

'She could talk the hind legs off a donkey' - she talks too much.

'Coffin dodger' - an extremely elderly individual, not yet deceased.

'Fur coat and no knickers!' - an individual who is all appearance, no underlying substance.

'Syrup of figs' - a wig.

many more here: https://www.quora.com/British-English/What-are-some-phrases-sayings-or-words-that-people-use-in-the-U-K-that-arent-used-in-the-U-S-A

Florida's Presidential primary is March 15th, get your absentee ballot now

I got a notice from the Orange County Supervisor of Elections to remind me of important info.

March 15th = Presidential Preference Primary

August 30th = Primary Election

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 = General Election

Orange County Supervisor of Elections website = http://www.ocfelections.com

Find your Supervisor of Elections by Map

Yes, take some time off and a word of advice if I may....

I used to take this site way too seriously. I used to think, incredibly, that it had much more influence on the real world than it actually does.

Yes, it has some influence upon the real world, but I think it's rather small. Most people come here with their minds fully made up and argue their viewpoint. This site is infested with unpaid trolls and people who are oblivious to the black experience.

Learn what you can from here that is useful and discard the rest. Don't engage with people who will never get it. You and I are both white, and we both get it. Don't waste your time. Like pinboy told me one time, don't engage with rabid right-wingers over the Vietnam War. Well, I don't any more, and I won't engage with people who obviously have their minds made up. I feel it's a waste of time.

Best wishes to you!

When will Donald Trump drop out of the 2016 campaign ?

I think he will take us for a ride until just before the RNC convention. We'll see.

World of Warcraft gets DDOS'ed


It looks like our Network Technicians are actively working against a DDOS attack targeting our game services, which is why realms seem to be bouncing offline for a short time and then reconnecting. Our best and brightest are on the case!

Thanks for the details, everyone. Keep 'em coming!

question about texting versus phone calls

Like most of us on DU, I grew up in the era before texting. So, when I buy and use a phone, its primary use is for regular phone calls. I only got into the texting thing maybe a year ago, with my older brother.

Do younger people, say under 25, primarily use their phones for texting these days ? Sincere question, thanks.

oh, had to add this of course:
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