Monday, August 31, 2015

Islamic State brutally executes four men in response to slaying by ‘Angel of Death’ | The Long War Journal

Islamic State brutally executes four men in response to slaying by ‘Angel of Death’ | The Long War Journal

Sunday, August 30, 2015

BATTLE FOR SEVASTOPOL International Trailer (2015)

Like to see a version with English subtitles... hope that's coming soon.



Traitor to His Class | The Weekly Standard

Traitor to His Class | The Weekly Standard

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Pentagon Silent on Whether Top-Secret Data Was Compromised in Clinton Emails

Pentagon Silent on Whether Top-Secret Data Was Compromised in Clinton Emails

Vintage Computers & Commodores, Lombard Illinois

 

The Vintage Computer Festival and ECCC Commodore show are in Lombard, IL this Saturday and Sunday. Admission and parking are both free. There are plenty of old computers, books, hardware, and software for sale though. So feel free to bring some cash if you like.

 

(How can you not like an event that results in a Commodore PET Rickrolling visitors?)

 

See the links below for more details. Both events are at the same location, so the information is the same between them.

 

http://starbase.globalpc.net/eccc/

http://www.vcfmw.org/

 

If you’re at all interested in learning more about the history of computing, then this is the event for you!

 

 

  

 

 

 




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Another top official at U of I resigning

Another top official at U of I resigning



Adesida has been at the university since 1987 and is a professor of electrical, computer and materials science engineering.
It isn't clear yet what he will be paid once back on the faculty, Kaler said, but he doesn't have the kind of contractual deal Wise had that initially called for paying her a $400,000 bonus as she resigned and giving her a year off with pay before she returned to the faculty. That bonus was rejected by university trustees.


Please, no more Golden Parachutes.. please no.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Herbert Hinchliffe

Chicago's filled with buildings and names long forgotten.  Here's a picture of one I pass every day and the story behind the name found here.
It’s a red brick garage-style building at Carroll and Damen in the Kinzie Industrial Corridor TIF district. It’s old and nondescript, a garage with doors on Carroll and a big wall along Damen, red and silent but for the words “Herbert Hinchliffe” in gray stone near the top. 
The Cook County Assessor’s Office says the building is 85 years old, putting it at 1928. 
Hinchliffe, called “the dean of Chicago truckmen” in a 1935 profile in an International Harvester trade publication, likely never had horses there. Although his hauling company went from one horse and wagon during the 1893 Columbian Exhibition to more than 130 horses in the late teens, Hinchliffe switched over to automobile trucks in the early 1920s, he said. 
The photo with the profile is of a thin, severe man with round, wire-frame glasses, gray hair, a suit with a waistcoat, no sense of a smile. It’s like a 1930s cartoonist had been tasked with drawing a skinflint boss. 
“Close attention to business and prompt service to customers have always kept us in the black,” Hinchliffe said at the beginning of the profile. 
“Mr. Hinchliffe has no hobby but work,” the profile says later on.

Schumer: Don't Trust European Nations to Conduct Iran Nuclear Inspections

Schumer: Don't Trust European Nations to Conduct Iran Nuclear Inspections

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Gowdy on Hillary's Server: 'Almost Got Away With It, But She Didn't'

Gowdy on Hillary's Server: 'Almost Got Away With It, But She Didn't'

إيران تحشد قواتها قرب حدود إقليم كردستان Iran is massing troops near the border of the territory of Kurdistan


 A google translation from Alsummaria.


Revealed a Kurdish official Iranian, Wednesday, that the Iranian forces began massing in the vicinity of the borders of the territory of the regions of Kurdistan, as he emphasized the readiness of Kurdish forces to counter any attacks. An official relations of a free and democratic society system in eastern Kurdistan Arvin Ahmadi Port in an interview with Alsumaria News, he said that "Iran began lining its troops in the regions of Khai and Sardasht nearby borders of the Kurdistan region," noting that " those forces estimated at more than twenty thousand troops equipped with heavy and sophisticated weapons. "

The Port that "Iranian forces recently began building sites and stations are new to the borders of Kurdistan, due to the clashes that recently broke out between the protection units east of Iranian Kurdistan forces," stressing "ready Kurdish forces to counter any Iranian attack. "The Port, announced last Friday, for death and injury of 25 Iranian soldiers at the hands of protection units eastern Kurdistan forces during an armed attack, noting that the attack was in retaliation for the killing of four gunmen in response. The protection units eastern Kurdistan is the armed wing of the system of free democratic society in Kurdistan, Iran (Kudar), which is close to the party Kurdistan Worker


Iranian Kurdish official, on Wednesday revealed that Iranian forces began massing in the region close to the border areas  of Kurdistan , as he emphasized Kurdish forces ready to counter any attacks.
An official relations free and democratic society system in eastern Kurdistan Arvin Ahmadi Port in an interview with  Alsumaria News , said that " Iran  began lining its troops in the regions of Khai and Sardasht are close to the borders of the Kurdistan region, "noting that" those forces estimated at more than twenty thousand troops equipped with heavy weapons and sophisticated. "

He added that the Port "Iranian forces recently began building sites and new stations on the borders of Kurdistan, due to the clashes that broke out recently between the protection units east of Iranian Kurdistan forces," stressing "the Kurdish forces are ready to confront any Iranian attack."
The Port, announced last Friday, killing and wounding 25 Iranian soldiers at the hands of protection units eastern Kurdistan forces during an armed attack, noting that the attack was in retaliation for the killing of four gunmen in response.
The protection units eastern Kurdistan is the armed wing of the system of free democratic society in Kurdistan, Iran (Kudar), which is close to the PKK.

Iran to Fire Missiles in War Drills

Iran to Fire Missiles in War Drills

Clinton's Emails, Snowden, and Petreaus

If you doubt the seriousness of Clinton's email service then recall Petraeus nearly did time for his mishandling of classified materials, and Manning and John Kiriakou did.  

Via Trevor Timm's interview with Daniel Ellsberg ( a guy who knows something about leaks) in The Guardian,

The sweetheart deal the Justice Department gave to former CIA director David Petraeus for leaking top secret information compared to the stiff jail sentences other low-level leakers have received under the Obama administration has led to renewed calls for leniency for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. And no one makes the case better than famed whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg.

Ellsberg, the first person ever charged under the Espionage Act or any other statute for leaking the Pentagon Papers to Congress and seventeen newspapers, told me on Thursday: "The factual charges against [Edward Snowden] are not more serious, as violations of the classification regulations and non-disclosure agreements, than those Petraeus has admitted to, which are actually quite spectacular."




Crain's: Two new breweries joining Goose Island on Near West Side

Beer's back via Crain's Biz,
Goose Island Beer is getting two new brewery neighbors near its Fulton Street facility on the Near West Side, including one whose co-founder won a 2014 James Beard award. 
Like Minds Brewing is moving its operations from Wisconsin to a 10,500-square-foot warehouse it has leased at 1800 W. Walnut St., less than a half-block south of Goose Island's brewery, barrel-aging warehouse and tasting room at 1800 W. Fulton St. Just to the east of those buildings, a local venture plans to launch Great Central Brewing in a structure it will build at 1745 W. Walnut. 
The planned breweries are several blocks west of the Randolph Street restaurant row in the West Loop's Fulton Market district and a few blocks north of the United Center. More breweries are likely to join them, according to people familiar with the area.