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Asian shares resume slide on fears over Chinese economy

Source: Reuters

Asian stocks looked vulnerable to another sell-off on Tuesday, with investors gripped by fears of a hard landing for the Chinese economy, the world's most important growth engine.

Japan's Nikkei .N225 index fell 3.8 percent to six-month lows while the MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .MIAPJ0000PUS hit fresh three-year lows.

Underlining concerns about China, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday he hoped China would take action to stabilize its economy and that Tokyo had no plan for now to unveil its own new economic stimulus package.

MSCI's all country world index .MIWD0000PUS fell 3.8 percent on Monday to a 10 1/2-month low, its biggest fall in almost four years. It has lost 9.2 percent over five days.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/25/us-markets-global-idUSKCN0QU01U20150825

Video of "rude" waitress at Chicago diner goes viral


CHICAGO -- The waitress was just doing her job.

A video of a waitress at Ed Debevic's Diner in Chicago has gone viral after an Idaho family caught her on camera giving her customers some sassy service, reports CBS Chicago.

Debevic's is known for this sort of "rude" service. And waitress Cherry -- whose real name is Kryssie Ridolfi -- has been working at the diner for 11 years. The video of her giving her customers some attitude was posted to Facebook and has now been viewed over 4 million times.

"I don't think I did anything different. I think it was just the right person happened to be filming me at the right time," she told CBS Chicago.

video at link

Live White House press briefing


Spencer Stone leaves hospital (one of train heroes)


Spencer Stone leaves hospital

U.S. serviceman Spencer Stone departs the Clinique Lille Sud, which specializes in hand injuries, in Lesquin, France Photo: Reuters

Pictures just in show Spencer Stone, one of the American heroes, leaving hospital in Lille. He looks a bit battered and bruised but otherwise in reasonable shape. Earlier, his mother said he had surgery on Saturday morning to repair some of the damage to his fingers and would need physiotherapy to get full movement back.

eta: Here's how he looked right after the attack, in the wheelchair:

Ashley Madison hackers leave footprints that may help investigators


The people who leaked more than 200,000 e-mails from the Ashley Madison dating service for cheaters left behind footprints that will almost certainly be of interest to police and company officials.

The BitTorrent file containing e-mail for Noel Biderman, the CEO of Ashley Madison parent company Avid Life Media, was originally uploaded by someone using a server operated by Ecatel Ltd., a web host headquartered in the Netherlands. A Web interface for administering the BitTorrent server was left exposed to the Internet without a password, making it possible for outsiders to access. A few hours after the BitTorrent went live, the server went dark after an outsider accessed the wide-open interface and began making changes to the server configuration. The above screenshot, published by a Twitter user calling himself Mr. Green, is just one example of such an outside access.

"Somehow, the person(s) setting up the original uploading (=seeding) of the file forgot to password protect the Web interface, or turn the feature off," Per Thorsheim, an independent security researcher in Bergen, Norway, told Ars. "I suspect used the Web interface to administer the various uploads of the leaks using BitTorrent."

The box seeding the torrent was located at Police and private investigators working feverishly to identify the people who hacked Ashley Madison and published user profiles, transactions, credit-card data, and a wide range of other sensitive data will almost certainly try to perform a forensic analysis of the physical server. They are also sure to check how the server was accessed. If the hackers didn't use Tor or a similar anonymity service, the investigators may be able to collect clues from the IP address used to log in to the box.

I turn 57 tomorrow, what should I do ?

If it's illegal, immoral or fattening, I'll have to take it under advisement.

All the things I really like to do are either illegal, immoral, or fattening.
"The Knock at the Stage Door" in Reader's Digest (December 1933); also in A Dictionary of Catch Phrases : British and American, from the Sixteenth Century to the Present Day (1986) by Eric Partridge and Paul Beale, ISBN 041505916X, ISBN 9780415059169


barring some hardware failure, I still think it's malware of some kind

The thing to do is to boot up into a rescue antivirus/antimalware mode and scan your hard drives thoroughly.


Download the iso file and burn it directly to a CD or DVD if you can. Then, boot up off the CD or DVD and scan the hard drives. Boot directly into the rescue mode, do not boot up into Windows. You have to carefully watch your bootup to make sure you do this.

You can also use a USB thumb drive, Rufus

You probably have to keep tapping F12 key or something like that to make sure you boot up the CD or DVD first. You can also go into your BIOS via the Delete key (probably) and change your settings to make sure your CD or DVD drive boots up FIRST instead of your regular hard drive.

If this doesn't work for some reason, you have two options left: 1) Take it to a qualified repair shop locally or 2) a gamble, erasing your hard drives AFTER saving all your data and reinstalling Windows 8.1. As I said, option 2 is a gamble, because it might be a hardware (motherboard? - pretty unlikely to have mobo problems on TWO computers at the same time but it's theoretically possible I guess) problem. Personally to be safe, if the antivirus scan doesn't work, I'd take them to a repair shop. Good luck.

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.

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