How Hillary’s server firm ditched her when scandal broke
‘If not from a morality point of view, then just from a business point of view, just because something like that would destroy a company.
‘During my whole time at Platte River I don’t recall us ever wiping an entire server and deleting all the email history that a company has ever had.
‘Any wiping or anything that happened after [Platte River’s involvement] was not done by Platte River as far as I know or Techno Rescue.
‘As far as I know all that we used Techno Rescue for was disposal of physical hardware, the physical hardware was not in Denver, so I can’t see how Techno Rescue would have had anything to do with it.
Allis’s brother Iyad Allis, who is listed online as the company’s regulatory contact, was charged with selling illegal firearms and bank fraud in a 2008 FBI sting and ultimately pleaded guilty in 2009 to four counts of bank fraud, according to court records obtained by The Washington Free Beacon.
One billion people used Facebook on Monday.
Seriously. One billion people — or roughly one third of the entire Internet population — used the social network in a single day. It’s the first time Facebook has ever crossed that daily milestone, according to a post from CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Science says it’s totally OK to spend all your money on travel
Basically, we get used to the things we own, and over time the happiness we derive from items dwindles. On the flip side, happiness that stems from things we’ve done actually goes up as time passes because those experiences become a part of us and shape our identity. (It’s why the baby pink Nintendo DS you relentlessly requested for your 20th birthday now sits buried and forgotten somewhere in a bag beneath your bed, whereas your four-month jaunt through South America is still recalled often and fondly, years later.)
Gilovich suggests that instead of saving for that plasma screen TV, a much sounder path to happiness is through spending your money on experiences like travel, or even outdoor activities, new skills or visiting exhibitions.
Construction Workers Are Now Being Monitored By Drones
Constructions workers building the stadium for the Sacramento Kings in California have a boss watching over them in a very literal way. They are being monitored by drones.
Once a day, drones fly over the construction site and take videos that are converted into 3D images, which can then be compared to construction plans to highlight areas of structure that are falling behind schedule, MIT Technology review reports.
Tesla’s Model S P85D is so good it broke Consumer Reports‘ rating system
How good is Tesla’s Model S P85D? Insanely good, says Consumer Reports, with the electric sedan performing better than any other car the magazine has reviewed and breaking its rating system in the process. “The Tesla initially scored 103 in the Consumer Reports’ Ratings system, which by definition doesn’t go past 100,” said Consumer Reports. “The car set a new benchmark, so we had to make changes to our scoring to account for it.” The P85D had to make do with a score of 100 instead.
Apple Will Unveil Revamped iPhone September 9
Those Won’t Be the Last Murder Videos You’ll See on Twitter and Facebook
Americans are used to hearing about gun violence. What made Wednesday morning’s event different from other shootings was that it happened on live TV, as two reporters from Roanoke, Va., were broadcasting for the local CBS affiliate WDBJ7.
What was also new was that the shooter apparently filmed the event himself, and appeared to post that video on Facebook and Twitter, which then autoplayed in people’s feeds. These social networks are built for viral content and autoplay helps spur that — they’ve been pushing in this direction for some time now — but autoplay becomes a major problem when viral also happens to be vile.
Why China’s stock market crash is so bad for Apple
The basic problem? Apple sells iPhones for yuan but pays suppliers with dollars.
The basic issue is that Apple doesn’t like to change its retail prices in response to currency fluctuations. So when a foreign currency declines in value relative to the dollar, the number of dollars Apple earns per sale goes down. Conversely, foreign currency appreciation means Apple is earning more dollars.
Last quarter, 27 percent of all Apple’s revenue came from Greater China. More importantly, more than 50 percent of Apple’s revenue growth came from China.
Even if Apple’s sales — in terms of number of units — hold up, the value of those sales is going to decline at a time when the company was counting on rapid growth to help offset the essentially inevitable slowdown of iPhone sales in the already highly saturated US market.
The Fembots of Ashley Madison: The details and statistics
We found dozens of accounts that appear to have been created with computers owned by Fox News (49), the New York Times (85), Condé Nast (29), and, yes—the AP (30). Most interesting, perhaps, are the ten Ashley Madison accounts created by computers that appear to be associated with Pat Robertson’s Christian Broadcasting Network.
The Ashley Madison member database contained 37 million profiles of people seeking discreet affairs. What I discovered was that, at most, about 12 thousand of these profiles seemed to belong to women who were active on the site. The rest of the 5.5 million women had profiles that appeared to have been abandoned directly after they were created.
Men can even pay a premium rate for a “guaranteed affair.” To email women, men have to pay extra, and then they have to pay more still if they want to send a “gift” of a silly gif or picture. Using the site as a man is a little bit like playing Farmville, except instead of blowing your money on fake cow upgrades, you’re blowing it on messages to fake women. At least Farmville is up front about the fact that you’re burning money for a dumb fantasy.
Still, the business model worked. According to CNN, Ashley Madison’s parent company Avid Life Media made $115.5 million in revenue in 2014.
NASA Just 3-D Printed Part of a Rocket
The space agency announced Wednesday that it had built a turbopump using a 3-D printer. The device, which is designed to boost the power of an engine, is one of the most complex rocket parts ever designed with a 3-D printer.
According to NASA, the 3-D printed turbopump has 45 percent fewer parts than a turbopump made via traditional methods. The device is able to power a rocket engine capable of generating 35,000 pounds of thrust and is able to survive in an environment where fuel is burned at greater than 6,000 degrees Fahrenheit.
NASA is also 3-D printing injectors and other engine parts in order to make the production of future spacecraft more efficient.