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Trump administration releases hard-line immigration principles, threatening deal on ‘dreamers’ – Washington Post

Monday, October 09, 2017

President Trump leaves the White House before his departure to Greensboro, N.C., on Oct. 7. (Yuri Gripas/Reuters) The Trump administration released a list of hard-line immigration principles late Sunday that could threaten to derail a deal in Congress to allow of hundreds of thousands of younger undocumented immigrants to remain legally in the country. The administration’s wish list includes the funding of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a crackdown…

Bob Corker Says Trump’s Recklessness Threatens ‘World War III’ – New York Times

Monday, October 09, 2017

The senator, Mr. Trump said, had “begged” for his endorsement. “I said ‘NO’ and he dropped out (said he could not win without my endorsement),” the president wrote. He also said that Mr. Corker had asked to be secretary of state. “I said ‘NO THANKS,’” he wrote. Mr. Corker flatly disputed that account, saying Mr. Trump had urged him to run again, and promised to endorse him if he did….

Trump Tells Pence to Leave NFL Game as Players Kneel During Anthem – New York Times

Monday, October 09, 2017

While politicians from both parties concoct situations for political gain, some criticized Mr. Pence’s walkout as transparently premeditated. The vice president did not take a pool reporter traveling with him into the stadium; a member of Mr. Pence’s staff told the reporter, Vaughn Hillyard, that the vice president might be leaving the game early. “Manipulation of faux patriotism took new turn today with VP Pence. Preplanned early exit from Colts…

Gunman Stephen Paddock’s father wanted to start a church in Las Vegas – Las Vegas Review-Journal

Monday, October 09, 2017

Mandalay Bay gunman Stephen Paddock spent few years around his criminal father, but the two shared an affinity for Las Vegas and games of chance. Benjamin Hoskins Paddock, a bank robber and prison escapee, was famous for cracking the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in 1969. The wanted poster cautioned that he had been diagnosed as psychopathic and “should be considered armed and very dangerous.” But Stephen Paddock’s father…

Microsoft’s biggest fans are getting worried the company doesn’t care about them anymore – Business Insider

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Microsoft CEO Satya NadellaAP Last Tuesday, Microsoft made the announcement that it was going to kill off Groove Music Pass, its home-grown competitor to Spotify and Apple Music.  The demise of Groove Music Pass wasn’t a big surprise — Microsoft never disclosed specifics, but it was widely understood that the service wasn’t particularly popular, despite the Groove app coming pre-installed on Windows 10.  But it’s caused a stir among Microsoft…

​Edge in name only: Android and iOS Edge web browser – ZDNet

Sunday, October 08, 2017

What’s 2017’s fastest Windows 10 web browser? In years past, Google Chrome was easily the best. This time around it’s a three-horse race. Read More So far as I know, no one’s clamoring for Microsoft Edge on Android smartphones and Apple iPhones. Indeed, according to the federal government’s Digital Analytics Program (DAP)‘s most recent data, only 3.7 percent of all users use Edge. But, Microsoft is determined to make Windows…

How Azure Stack Helps Microsoft Deliver The Promise Of Intelligent Cloud And Edge – Forbes

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Last month at the Ignite conference, Microsoft has announced the commercial availability of Azure Stack, the long-awaited hybrid cloud platform from Redmond. The product that was supposed to be shipped almost a year ago got delayed due to multiple factors. It’s finally available from select OEM vendors as a hyper-converged appliance. Despite the delay, the Microsoft ecosystem is excited about the hybrid cloud opportunity delivered by Azure Stack. Source: Microsoft…

Will Microsoft Cancel Its ‘Confirmed’ Surface Phone? – Forbes

Sunday, October 08, 2017

HP has suggested that Microsoft has halted development of the mobile variant of Windows 10 and as such has stopped work on its X3 range of Windows 10 Mobile powered devices. Speaking to The Register, HP’s EMEA boss Nick Lazaridis “confirmed there will be no further development work on the mobile OS [from Microsoft].” In reply to The Register, a Microsoft spokesperson has said “We will continue to develop Windows…

Computer virus infects US military drone fleet: report – The Hill

Sunday, October 08, 2017

A computer virus has reportedly infected the US military drone fleet, Wired.com reported, citing three sources familiar with the matter. The military’s Host Based Security System detected the virus two weeks ago, according to the news outlet, which added that it so far has not appeared to affect overseas missions by either interfering with pilots’ navigation or leaking classified information. Network security specialists, however, tell Wired that the virus keeps returning to computers at Creech Air…

Trump Goes After Senator Bob Corker, Who Bites Back – New York Times

Sunday, October 08, 2017

To some extent, however, the rift between the two men had been building for months, as Mr. Corker raised doubts about Mr. Trump’s character and fitness for office. Once a campaign supporter of the president, the senator has become openly derisive of his leadership. After a report last week that Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson had once referred to Mr. Trump as a “moron,” Mr. Corker told reporters at…

Trump says he directed Pence to walk out of game if 49ers protested during national anthem – Washington Post

Sunday, October 08, 2017

The plan had been for Vice President Mike Pence to attend the Indianapolis Colts game at which Peyton Manning’s number is to be retired, a gala celebration of the former Colts quarterback’s contributions to Pence’s home state. The former governor of Indiana and his wife, wearing a Manning No. 18 jersey, left Lucas Oil Stadium after the national anthem, following instructions from President Trump after a number of San Francisco…

Nate batters Mississippi and Alabama — live updates – CBS News

Sunday, October 08, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Nate brought flooding and power outages as it sloshed ashore outside Biloxi early Sunday, the first hurricane to make landfall in Mississippi since Hurricane Katrina in 2005.  The storm hit the state early Sunday with maximum sustained winds near 85 mph but weakened later to a tropical depression as it moved inland, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.  As of 11 a.m. EDT, Nate was centered about…

Donald Trump just claimed he invented ‘fake news’ – CNN

Sunday, October 08, 2017

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Charlottesville white supremacist rally in August drew attendees from 35 states, study finds – Washington Post

Sunday, October 08, 2017

A torchlight rally by white supremacists that descended into violence in Charlottesville in August drew participants from at least 35 states and spoke to the ability of the self-described “alt-right” fringe movement to mobilize adherents nationwide, the Anti-Defamation League said in a new report Sunday. The analysis of 200 participants came one day after Richard Spencer, the leader of the Aug. 11-12 demonstration, returned Saturday with fewer than 50 followers…

Microsoft’s biggest fans are getting worried the company doesn’t care about them anymore – Markets Insider

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Microsoft CEO Satya NadellaAP Last Tuesday, Microsoft made the announcement that it was going to kill off Groove Music Pass, its home-grown competitor to Spotify and Apple Music.  The demise of Groove Music Pass wasn’t a big surprise — Microsoft never disclosed specifics, but it was widely understood that the service wasn’t particularly popular, despite the Groove app coming pre-installed on Windows 10.  But it’s caused a stir among Microsoft…

Google Chrome UPDATE – World’s most popular browser about to get even better – Express.co.uk

Sunday, October 08, 2017

He said: “Users watch and listen to a lot of media, and autoplay can make it faster and easier to consume on the web.  “However, one of the most frequent user concerns is unexpected media playback, which can use data, consume power, and make unwanted noise while browsing.  “To address this, Chrome will be making autoplay more consistent with user expectations and will give users more control over audio. “Starting…

Help Me Laptop! Should I Buy a New or Refurbished Laptop? – Laptop Mag

Sunday, October 08, 2017

In the search for the perfect gaming laptop, sometimes you have to make sacrifices. Forum member tanner775 has narrowed their search down to the Alienware 17 R4. However, with only a $2,000 line of credit, tanner775 has to choose between getting a brand-spanking-new system and a refurbished system. One thing tanner isn’t compromising on is the display; they’re adamant that whatever system they choose, it must have a QHD (2560…

Google Chrome UPDATE – World’s most popular browser about to get even better – Express.co.uk

Sunday, October 08, 2017

He said: “Users watch and listen to a lot of media, and autoplay can make it faster and easier to consume on the web.  “However, one of the most frequent user concerns is unexpected media playback, which can use data, consume power, and make unwanted noise while browsing.  “To address this, Chrome will be making autoplay more consistent with user expectations and will give users more control over audio. “Starting…

Hurricane Nate Makes Landfall on the Gulf Coast, Then Weakens – New York Times

Sunday, October 08, 2017

The state authorizes officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which is already responding to the season’s other hurricanes, to coordinate disaster relief efforts in the affected counties there. Advertisement Continue reading the main story The storm’s swift approach startled this stretch of the Gulf Coast, where many had hoped they might be able to slip through the grips of this wrenching hurricane season. “I didn’t expect any more —…