Saturday, January 14, 2017

SpaceX Falcon 9 launch on saturday 14 january 2017 live stream!

SpaceX is busy preparing for its first Falcon 9 launch since its rocket exploded in September. The Iridium-1 mission will take off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California tomorrow, January 14th, and you can watch it all happen live after the break or through the space corporation's website. This mission is headed to Low Earth orbit to deliver 10 satellites for communications company Iridium. They're the first 10 of at least 70 satellites SpaceX will be ferrying to LEO for Iridium's global constellation.

Keep an eye on the video below for the private space company's return to flight. It will begin airing the corporation's live broadcast at 12:34PM Eastern, 20 minutes before the launch window opens at 12:54PM.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Era of cheap money ending, financial hell unleashed!

By: Mac Slavo

“It’s going to be financial Armageddon on a scale no living person has ever witnessed before.”

We’re living in the calm before the storm.

That much everyone can sense. The stock market highs and holiday spending spree will soon be over, the inauguration will presumably go as planned, but that’s when everything could start to go off course.

The only question is how the storm is going to stir into a frenzy – there will be a pretext of some kind. What seems certain is that it is past time to get ready for a difficult period. This could be the big, slow squeeze and the long winter.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Indians line up at banks to deposit savings or see them disappear!

From: Reuters
By: Mayank Bhardwaj

Indians lined up outside banks across the country on Friday, the last day for them to deposit their savings or see them become worthless after large denomination notes were scrapped in a bid to fight corruption.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month said 500 and 1,000 bank notes - worth a combined $256 billion and 86 percent of cash in circulation - would cease to be legal tender after Dec. 30, disrupting the lives of hundreds of millions.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tesla Autopilot predicts forward collision of car in front of it seconds before it happens (video)

A Dutch Tesla driver uploaded a dashcam video that shows the new radar processing capacity of Tesla's Autopilot and how it helped to keep him out of harm's way.

One of the new features of the Tesla Autopilot since version 8.0 is that the system's radar can now see ahead of the car in front of you and track two cars ahead on the road. 

By bouncing underneath or around the vehicle in front of you, the radar can sense things that get obstructed from the view by the leading vehicle.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Fake news alert: existing home sales report!

I’m going to have to throw a flag on the existing home sales report for November published today by the National Association of Realtors. 

The NAR would have us believe that home sales occurred in November at 5.6mm annualized rate for the month, up 15.4% from November 2015 and up .7% from October. 

I will point out that, of course, the orignal report for October was revised lower. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Snow falls in the Sahara for the first time in 37 YEARS!

This might not be the first place you'd expect to find a festive snowy scene, but incredible images show the Sahara desert looking particularly chilly. It is just the second time in living memory that snow has fallen, with the last occasion being in February 1979.

The pictures were taken by amateur photographer Karim Bouchetata in the small Saharan desert town of Ain Sefra, Algeria, yesterday afternoon.He captured the amazing moment snow fell on the red sand dunes in the world's largest hot desert.Snow was last seen in Ain Sefra, which is known as 'The Gateway to the Desert', on February 18, 1979 - when the snow storm lasted just half an hour.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

OSIRIS-REX spacecraft will search for Earth-Trojan asteroids!

When OSIRIS-REx passes near
Earth’s L-4 point in February,
on its way to asteroid Bennu,
it’ll turn on its cameras to search for Trojan asteroids.
 Illustration via OSIRIS-REx/UA.
From: Earthsky Space
By: Deborah Byrd

In February 2017, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft will search for Earth-Trojan asteroids in the vicinity of Earth’s L-4 point while on its outbound journey to the asteroid Bennu.

Earth’s number of known Trojan asteroid might take a leap up (or not) in February 2017, when the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft – on its two-year outbound journey to asteroid Bennu – passes near Earth’s gravitationally stable L-4 point. This point lies 60 degrees ahead of us in orbit. Asteroids should, in theory, gather near there. Between February 9 and 20, the NASA spacecraft – whose mission team is at University of Arizona (UA) – will activate its onboard camera suite and search for Earth-Trojan asteroids.

The L-4 point is a Lagrangian point in the Earth-sun system. It’s sometimes referred to as a gravity well. Objects caught in orbit around L-4 aren’t pulled closer to either the sun or the Earth. Instead, they maintain their configuration – near one tip of an equilateral triangle with the Earth and sun – always moving ahead of Earth in orbit.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Violence erupts as Venezuelans scramble to replace void banknote.

From: Live leak

Police have opened fire on protesters in parts of Venezuela after looting broke out due to a severe cash crisis.

It follows a move by the Latin American country’s Socialist government to pull the nation’s most widely used banknote from circulation.

Amid the highest inflation rate in the world, the 100 bolivar bill was worth just two US cents before it ceased to be legal tender last week.

U.S. Air Force EC-130H Disrupts ISIL Communications in Iraq!

From: The Aviationist
By: Tom Demerly

In an uncharacteristic media release by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. EC-130H Compass Call electronic warfare aircraft have been reported as active in support of anti-ISIL operations in Iraq.

The EC-130H Compass Call is a modified version of the versatile C-130 platform that was conceived as a transport but has been modified for missions such as search and rescue, gunship and even bomber. The EC-130H version conducts various types of signals surveillance, interdiction and disruption along with additional undisclosed capabilities that may include surveillance and jamming of cellular and other wireless signals.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Italy has become the first country to operate the F-35 outside of the U.S.

The first ItAF F-35 during the type’s first
 transatlantic crossing earlier this year (AM)
By: David Cenciotti

Actually, the Italian (not the Israeli) Air Force has been the first service to take delivery of the first operational F-35s outside the United States.

On Dec. 12, whilst several Israeli and international media outlets focused on the delivery of the first F-35I “Adir” to Nevatim airbase (delayed by some 6 hours because of fog) highlighting how Israel had just become “the first country after the US” to get the new plane, far from the spotlight, the 13° Gruppo (Squadron) of the 32° Stormo (Wing) of the Aeronautica Militare (Italian Air Force, ItAF) received its first two F-35A Lightning II, becoming the very first country to take delivery of the 5th generation stealth jet outside of the U.S.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Adios to the housing market!

That popping sound you just heard is the Fed popping the housing bubble. 

The housing bubble that it inflated with ZIRP and zero-bound credit requirements to qualify for a mortgage. 

But first, let’s get this out of the way: Goldman’s Jan Hatzius – apparently the firm’s chief clown economist commented that the Fed’s “faster pace” of rate hikes reflects an economy close to full employment. 

That statement is hand’s down IRD’s winner of “Retarded Comment of the Year by Wall Street.”

Monday, December 12, 2016

Stoke Newington in London flooded after third burst water main!

Residents in Stoke Newington , north London, were forced to flee their homes following the burst of a pipe.

A busy London high street was left submerged in water after the capital was hit by its third burst water main in a week. 

Hundreds of residents in Stoke Newington, north London, were forced to flee their homes after the 30-inch water main ruptured at around midday today.