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FEMA to test emergency alert system US-wide today

4 October 2023 @ 5:27 pm - The Register

Big deal, Americans are used to drills :( A short time from now America's Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, will kick off a nation-wide test of its emergency alert system (EAS), so don't be surprised if your cellphone or TV starts buzzing at 1420 ET (1120 PT). …

Atos subsidiary Eviden scores contract win in Europe's first exascale system

4 October 2023 @ 4:45 pm - The Register

$526M Jupiter set to rule EU's tech orbit by 2024 The EU's supercomputing initiative, the European High Performance Computing Joint Undertaking (EuroHPC JU), has awarded a procurement contract for Europe's first exascale system, with installation due to start in early 2024.…

Tweaked Space Shuttle Main Engine gets ready for final testing

4 October 2023 @ 4:01 pm - The Register

NASA will run out of RS-25s to drop into the ocean unless the production line restarts A test run of the engines powering NASA's Moon rocket is due to kick off this week, an essential milestone since the Space Shuttle cast-offs will need to be replaced – beginning with Artemis V.…

Microsoft introduces AI meddling to your files with Copilot in OneDrive

4 October 2023 @ 3:15 pm - The Register

We hope cloud storage service is ready for this web wingman Microsoft is to overhaul OneDrive in a move that will bring Copilot to the cloud storage service and herd users towards the tool's web interface.…

US testing “Emergency Alert System” later today

4 October 2023 @ 3:00 pm - OffGuardian

Kit Knightly The Federal government will be testing its nationwide “Emergency Alert System” (EAS) and “Wireless Emergency Alerts” (WEA) today – Wednesday October 4th – at 2.20pm Eastern time. The WEA allows the Federal government to send a simultaneous message to every cellphone in the country, regardless of network, supposedly to notify people of emergencies. …

Red Planet roommates have been stuck on 'Mars' together for 100 days

4 October 2023 @ 2:31 pm - The Register

Simulation milestone coincides with NASA's 65th birthday – will it manage the real thing before its centenary? NASA has celebrated its 65th birthday by marking 100 days of its first attempt to simulate a yearlong mission Mars mission.…

Microsoft attempts to woo governments with Cloud for Sovereignty preview

4 October 2023 @ 1:45 pm - The Register

Sovereignty = you’ll run on Azure and you’ll be told when our engineers access your resources Microsoft has taken another step to address regulatory worries regarding its cloud ecosystem with a public preview of the Microsoft Cloud for Sovereignty.…

Dell jumps on personalized GenAI biz wagon with 'customizable' pitch

4 October 2023 @ 1:07 pm - The Register

Flags up enterprise customer adoption 'hesitancy,' though, as data governance worries persist Dell is hoping to make hay while the Generative AI sun shines by cramming its portfolio with options for customizing enterprise AI models.…

Airwave a 'license to print money' on legacy blue-light comms contract

4 October 2023 @ 12:25 pm - The Register

Profits and revenue increase for Motorola subsidiary challenging regulator price cap ruling British emergency services comms supplier Airwave has posted increased earnings and profits after it challenged authorities seeking to cap its prices.…

Mint freshens up its Linux garden for Ubuntu and Debian fans

4 October 2023 @ 11:31 am - The Register

One version's edgier than the other Whether you prefer your Cinnamon in Ubuntu or Debian flavor, the Mint developers have something new for you to try.…

Kaluma squeezes JavaScript onto the Raspberry Pi Pico

4 October 2023 @ 10:45 am - The Register

Bringing the language of multi-gigabyte web browsers to a $4 computer Although JavaScript is responsible for some bloated Electron apps, apparently you can still usefully run it in 264kB of RAM.…

Big Brother is coming to a workplace near you, and the privacy regulator wants a word

4 October 2023 @ 10:01 am - The Register

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has weighed in on the thorny issue of workplace monitoring with guidance to ensure employers stay on the right side of the law.…

City council Oracle megaproject got a code red – and they went live anyway

4 October 2023 @ 9:15 am - The Register

Poor security and segregation of duties also worry auditors Massive local authority Birmingham City Council went live with new Oracle Fusion ERP software in April last year, knowing the system was likely to fail.…

EV Owners Facing Soaring Insurance Costs

4 October 2023 @ 9:00 am - Watts Up With That?

Electric car owners, including Tesla Model Y's, are experiencing escalating insurance costs, with some renewals going up to £5,000 or more. Several insurance brands, including Aviva, are refusing to cover electric cars. The U.K. Office for National Statistics has revealed car insurance has increased by over 52.9% within the past year, with premiums for electric vehicles showing a 72% hike, as reported by The post

Ex-Microsoft maverick takes us on a trip through vintage Task Manager code

4 October 2023 @ 8:30 am - The Register

Plus: Have you updated to the latest version of Bloated Fetal Sacs? Former Microsoft engineer Dave Plummer has taken viewers deep into the source code for Windows Task Manager while debunking a distressing Icelandic sobriquet for Microsoft's flagship operating system.…

North Korea's Lazarus Group upgrades its main malware

4 October 2023 @ 7:30 am - The Register

LightningCan evades infosec tools in new and interesting ways The Lazarus Group, the cybercrime gang linked to the North Korean government, has been named as the perpetrator of an attack against a Spanish aerospace firm, using a dangerous new piece of malware.…

Astronomers debate whether or not lightning strikes even once on Venus

4 October 2023 @ 6:26 am - The Register

Where are the bolts of light? Why are the low-frequency radio waves lightning makes going backwards? Contrary to a decades-old hypothesis, there may be very little lightning in the atmosphere of Venus – or even none at all – according to researchers analysis of data collected by NASA's Parker Solar Probe.…

Nukes, schmukes – fuel cells could power future datacenters

4 October 2023 @ 5:59 am - The Register

At least in the tropics, say Equinix and the National University of Singapore Proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells are more efficient than other alternative generator technologies as a way to provide backup power to datacenters in certain climates, according to a recent study.…

Japan confirms ¥192 billion will flow to help Micron build Hiroshima plant

4 October 2023 @ 5:29 am - The Register

That's $1.3 billion – pocket change compared to CHIPS Acts elsewhere Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, has confirmed it will fund Micron Technology's planned memory plant in Hiroshima to the tune of ¥192 billion ($1.3 billion), labelling the sum an investment in the nation's semiconductor industry.…

The Energy Transition is Social Vandalism

4 October 2023 @ 5:00 am - Watts Up With That?

Dr. Euan Mearns emphasizes that every energy transition in history has been additive, motivated by the benefits of improved power, energy density, efficiency, and cost. However, he criticizes current shifts observing these are marked by political decisions to replace cheap, reliable energy sources with costlier, less effective ones. He warns against the potentially catastrophic consequences of dismantling our present energy-supply systems, driven by fossil fuels and nuclear power, which he ar

Samsung to fab chips for RISC-V processor world's Tenstorrent

4 October 2023 @ 3:59 am - The Register

For now, chaebol will manufacture AI startup’s 4nm Quasar AI chip startup Tenstorrent announced on Monday that it will use Samsung's foundry to manufacture its next generation of products, with both partners alluding to potential future RISC-V collaborations.…

Russia to ban all VPNs – again – says senator

4 October 2023 @ 2:45 am - The Register

Putin Zuck out of business is one goal of this repeat effort to close off internet tunnels Russia intends to prohibit VPNs being offered in the nation's app stores starting in 2024.…

Trio of TorchServe flaws means PyTorch users need an urgent upgrade

4 October 2023 @ 1:28 am - The Register

Meta, the project's maintainer, shrugs A trio of now-patched security issues in TorchServe, an open-source tool for scaling PyTorch machine-learning models in production, could lead to server takeover and remote code execution (RCE), according to security researchers.…

Applying Scale and Context to 2023’s “Record” High Temperatures

4 October 2023 @ 1:00 am - Watts Up With That?

Guest “geological scale and context” by David Middleton, 2023 has been a hot year… We have the makings of a super-El Niño and an unprecedented injection of water vapor into… The post Applying Scale and Context to 2023’s “Record” High Temperatures first appeared on Watts Up With That?.

Human knocks down woman in hit-and-run. Then driverless Cruise car parks on top of her

4 October 2023 @ 12:32 am - The Register

Victim in critical condition A woman in San Francisco is in critical condition after being first struck by a hit-and-run driver, and then falling in front of a driverless Cruise car, which ran her over and trapped her under its wheels.…

US v Sam Bankman-Fried trial begins ... as imploded crypto-biz boss sues his insurer

3 October 2023 @ 11:47 pm - The Register

After people's funds go up in smoke, ex-CEO seeks cash to foot legal bills The first of two US government prosecutions of former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried commenced in New York on Monday, only a day after the cryptocurrency tycoon sued his own insurance company for failing to cover his legal costs.…

Intel spins off FPGA biz with DC boss Sandra Rivera at the helm

3 October 2023 @ 11:15 pm - The Register

x86 giant eyes outside cash injections, IPO for Programmable Systems Group within three years Sandra Rivera is off as executive veep of Intel's Datacenter and AI group, and will instead be CEO of the x86 giant's now-soon-to-be-spun-off FPGA business.…

Supreme Court doesn't want to hear union's beef about STEM grad work visas

3 October 2023 @ 9:59 pm - The Register

End of the road for those hoping to cut 3-year permit back down to 12 months The US Supreme Court has handed foreign students, the tech industry, and academic institutions, a final victory in their fight to keep a work authorization program for international STEM students alive by declining to hear an appeal over the case.…

AFR: More Aussies Need to Volunteer for Energy Rationing

3 October 2023 @ 9:00 pm - Watts Up With That?

Consumer uptake of voluntary "Demand Response" is insufficient to stabilise the grid. The post AFR: More Aussies Need to Volunteer for Energy Rationing first appeared on Watts Up With That?.

Arm patches GPU driver bug exploited by spyware to snoop on targets

3 October 2023 @ 8:27 pm - The Register

As Qualcomm warns of similar fixes coming for its chips Commercial spyware has exploited a security hole in Arm's Mali GPU drivers to compromise some people's devices, according to Google today.…

If you want to fund open source code via Patreon with GitHub, well now you can

3 October 2023 @ 7:46 pm - The Register

Exploited open source maintainers get broader payment pleading options GitHub today said it has linked its open source software donation program Sponsors to the funding platform Patreon in an attempt to get unappreciated developers patronized for the work they do.…

ChattyG takes a college freshman C/C++ programming exam

3 October 2023 @ 6:58 pm - The Register

Compiles learning and code to pass – but not necessarily with flying colors ChatGPT was put to the test via a series of humdrum freshman C/C++ programming tasks and it passed – though not with honors.…

$17k solid gold Apple Watch goes from Beyoncé's wrist to the obsolete list

3 October 2023 @ 6:15 pm - The Register

You can't bling out the inevitable If you're still wearing an original Apple Watch, we have bad news: the Series 0 is being moved to Apple's "obsolete" category, meaning owners will no longer be able to get service of any kind for their eight-year-old wrist computers.…

AMD graphics card users report gremlins with Windows 11

3 October 2023 @ 5:30 pm - The Register

It looks like you spent hours tuning your settings – shall I reset them for you? Another day with a "y" in it, another Windows update issue. This time, it's AMD gamers complaining about Microsoft's legendary quality control.…

Expensive Cheap Energy

3 October 2023 @ 5:00 pm - Watts Up With That?

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, our beloved US Gummint, in the form of the Energy Information Agency, just released the latest data on the horrendously large taxpayer subsidies for… The post Expensive Cheap Energy first appeared on Watts Up With That?.

Uncle Sam to tighten chip export chokehold on China... again

3 October 2023 @ 4:45 pm - The Register

Red dragon's semiconductor market share continues to grow The US is set to update its export restrictions on semiconductor tech to China, tightening loopholes on chipmaking tools as well as chips used in AI, according to reports. However, analysts still expect China to grow its share of the semiconductor market over the next several years.…

Microsoft takes concrete steps (literally) toward greener datacenter construction

3 October 2023 @ 4:00 pm - The Register

Plan is to mix a dose of sustainability into bit barn foundations Microsoft is exploring ways of cutting carbon dioxide emissions from its datacenters, including using building materials that lower the overall embodied carbon in concrete.…

DISH must pay for bungled orbit change in landmark space debris penalty

3 October 2023 @ 3:15 pm - The Register

FCC wants $150K after EchoStar-7 missed its orbital graveyard US television provider DISH is facing a $150,000 penalty from the US Federal Communications Commission after one of its satellites was dumped into the wrong orbit at the end of operational life.…

Microsoft CEO whinges about Google's default search deals

3 October 2023 @ 2:30 pm - The Register

Alleges it achieved dominance through nefarious means – but who would do such a thing? The sound of the world's smallest violin could be heard playing as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took to the stand yesterday to testify in the US government's antitrust trial against Google.…

The GloboCap Nazi Follies

3 October 2023 @ 2:00 pm - OffGuardian

CJ Hopkins Here’s a story destined for urgent dispatch down the Memory Hole. In fact, if you listen closely, you can already hear it being sucked down through the ducts of the GloboCap Ministry of Truth toward the enormous mnemonic incinerator where all official “unstories” go to die. Yesterday, it was an embarrassment. Tomorrow, it …

X Social Media sues Twitter 2.0 over alphabet soup branding

3 October 2023 @ 1:45 pm - The Register

spidermanpointingmeme.jpg The wisdom of Twitter's pivot to X under Elon Musk has been repeatedly questioned and now those chickens are coming home to roost with a lawsuit brought by Florida ad agency X Social Media.…

From vacuum tubes to qubits – is quantum computing destined to repeat history?

3 October 2023 @ 1:00 pm - The Register

Having seen how conventional computers changed the world, can you really afford to bet against it? Analysis  The early 1940s saw the first vacuum tube computers put to work solving problems beyond the scope of their human counterparts. These massive machines were complex, specific, and generally unreliable.…

The Irony of “Green” Charging Stations: The Harris Ranch Tesla Supercharger Station

3 October 2023 @ 1:00 pm - Watts Up With That?

Largest EV Charging Station In World Powered By Diesel-Powered Generators The post The Irony of “Green” Charging Stations: The Harris Ranch Tesla Supercharger Station first appeared on Watts Up With That?.

5G satellite briefly becomes brightest object in night sky

3 October 2023 @ 12:30 pm - The Register

With more constellations on the horizon, scientists call for better approval of launches A recently launched 5G satellite periodically becomes the brightest object in the night sky, alarming astronomers who reckon it sometimes becomes hundreds of times brighter than the current recommendations.…

CISA adds latest Chrome zero-day to Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog

3 October 2023 @ 12:00 pm - The Register

Chrome’s second zero-day of the month puts fed security at 'significant risk' The US's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has added the latest actively exploited zero-day vulnerability affecting Google Chrome to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities (KEV) Catalog.…

Microsoft kills classic Azure DaaS, because it isn't really Azure

3 October 2023 @ 11:30 am - The Register

Users get three-year deprecation and migration warning Microsoft will deprecate the classic edition of its Azure Virtual Desktop desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) and has given customers three years to keep using the service before they'll need to find an alternative.…

And now for something completely different: Python 3.12

3 October 2023 @ 10:44 am - The Register

Nobody expects more flexible string parsing Python 3.12, the latest stable release of the Python programming language, was released on Monday, offering developers a handful of new capabilities and the removal of some cruft.…

UK splashes £4B to dive into next-gen nuclear submarines

3 October 2023 @ 10:01 am - The Register

Detailed design and long lead contracts signed off for SSN-AUKUS project The UK government has signed off on contracts worth £4 billion ($4.8 billion) to start the design and long lead phase for building the next generation of nuclear-powered attack submarines.…

MongoDB promises to keep its hands off application building

3 October 2023 @ 9:15 am - The Register

Yet history tells us it's an ever present temptation to grab greater chunks of the stack Rather than MongoDB's AI-powered SQL converter, natural language queries, or ML visualization releases, it's the document database company's strategy for vertical markets that is catching one analyst's eye.…

The Dangerous Delusion of a Global Transition To “Just Electricity”

3 October 2023 @ 9:00 am - Watts Up With That?

Engineer and energy policy advisor Ronald Stein warns of the potential disastrous implications of eliminating crude oil with no replacement. Stein argues, in a post published by the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, that society's heavy dependence on fossil fuels for numerous products and services means a sudden transition to renewables could lead to severe shortages. He also doubts renewables' ability to provide the same manufacturing and production benefits as fossil fuels. The

UK IaaS market: Deeper probe by competition regulator lands soon

3 October 2023 @ 8:30 am - The Register

Ofcom to refer findings to CMA – which insiders say will home in on egress fees, interoperability and licensing The Reg can reveal that UK's comms regulator Ofcom is expected to refer the findings of its six-month inquiry into the health of Britain's cloud computing landscape to the Competition Markets Authority later this week for a deeper probe.…

Microsoft Defender 'finally' stops flagging Tor Browser as malware

3 October 2023 @ 7:35 am - The Register

Just because you're paranoid… We're sure you'll be pleased to know Microsoft Defender has stopped mistakenly breaking the latest version of Tor Browser. The antivirus tool had flagged and quarantined the application's core tor.exe program as a trojan, causing the software to stop working as desired.…

ESA delays Vega-C's return after nozzle design fails tests

3 October 2023 @ 6:15 am - The Register

Eurolauncher won't fly again until 2024 as it awaits another redesign The Vega-C rocket will not return to launch until late 2024 because a test on a redesigned nozzle failed, the European Space Agency revealed on Monday.…

It’s Time To Build The Intermittent Renewable Plus Hydrogen Storage Demonstration Project!

3 October 2023 @ 5:00 am - Watts Up With That?

A recent report from the UK's Royal Society proposes a "net zero" electricity system entirely powered by wind and solar energy and backed by energy storage. The report indicates that hydrogen storage is a viable solution for energy storage. However, the author argues that the costs of setting up the proposed system may be much higher than expected and suggests the establishment of a demo project to determine feasibility and the actual price. The post

Google doubles minimum RAM and disk in 'Chromebook Plus' spec

3 October 2023 @ 4:34 am - The Register

Some may be made in India, where the Big G has teamed to make kit with HP Google has added a 'Plus' designation to its Chromebook spec that requires machines to offer at least an Intel Core i3 12th Gen or above, or AMD Ryzen 3 7000, plus 8GB of memory and 128GB of onboard storage.…

Japan drives for infosec self-sufficiency – at least in one layer of deep defenses

3 October 2023 @ 2:45 am - The Register

CYNEX Alliance brings industry, government, and academia together to share info and devise tools Japan's National Institute of Information and Communications Technology yesterday launched the CYNEX Alliance – an entity charged with fostering local development of security tools and encouraging their adoption by local industry to reduce dependence on imported infosec tools.…

Co-founder of collapsed crypto biz Three Arrows cuffed at airport

3 October 2023 @ 1:30 am - The Register

Plus: Philippine state health insurance knocked offline by ransomware, China relaxes data export laws, and more Asia in brief  Zhu Su, co-founder of fallen crypto business Three Arrows Capital (3AC), was arrested last Friday at Changi Airport in Singapore as he attempted to leave the country.…

Monday Mirthiness

3 October 2023 @ 1:00 am - Watts Up With That?

There is not a single photo that sums up just stop oil better than this one The post Monday Mirthiness first appeared on Watts Up With That?.

Apple blames iOS 17 bug for overheating iPhone 15 woes

3 October 2023 @ 12:32 am - The Register

Fixes about to flow, perhaps along with an iSearch engine Updated  Apple has warned that a bug in the iOS 17 software powering its latest iPhone 15 Pro model is causing smartphones to overheat.…

US State Dept has no idea if its IT security actually works, say auditors

2 October 2023 @ 11:29 pm - The Register

End-of-life systems still in use, poor inventory control, and China's hunting Updated  The US Department of State has largely failed to implement an effective cybersecurity risk program, auditors concluded in a report last week. That means a crucial arm of the American government is potentially wide open to cyberattacks it may not be able to identify or stop.…

Watermarking AI images to fight misinfo and deepfakes may be pretty pointless

2 October 2023 @ 9:59 pm - The Register

Basically, it's 'not going to work' Exclusive  In July, the White House announced that seven large tech players have committed to AI safety measures, including the deployment of watermarking to ensure that algorithmically-generated content can be distinguished from the work of actual people.…

New Zealand Grid

2 October 2023 @ 9:00 pm - Watts Up With That?

New Zealand's electricity grid largely relies on renewable energy sources, primarily hydro and geothermal, with a smaller contribution from wind energy. The grid faces challenges similar to Australia's, including issues with transitioning from fossil fuels to renewables. There are concerns over the availability of backup power when weather conditions do not support renewables. Moreover, New Zealand's thermal power plants, which supplement renewable sources, are aging and the government plans

Online Censorship: Canada Continues Crackdown

2 October 2023 @ 5:57 pm - OffGuardian

Kit Knightly On Friday the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission published new guidelines requiring media outlets to register with the service so their content can be “regulated”. Under the new regulations all streaming services, social media companies and platforms that host podcasts would be [emphasis added]: required to provide the CRTC with information related to …

UAH Global Temperature Update for September, 2023: +0.90 deg. C

2 October 2023 @ 5:00 pm - Watts Up With That?

With the approaching El Nino superimposed upon a long-term warming trend, many high temperature records were established in September, 2023. The post UAH Global Temperature Update for September, 2023: +0.90 deg. C first appeared on Watts Up With That?.

The BBC Seminar That Banned Discussion Of Climate Change

2 October 2023 @ 1:00 pm - Watts Up With That?

The article discusses ongoing criticism of BBC's partiality towards climate change issues. According to the writer, this began after a BBC seminar in 2006 where it was decided to prioritize climate consensus in their news coverage. The claims of bias intensified when a list of seminar attendees was revealed, indicating a prevalence of environmental activist representation over climate scientists. Critics argue that the absence of diverse opinions has led to an unfair representation of climate

Deconstructing Marianna in Conspiracyland – Part 6

2 October 2023 @ 12:00 pm - OffGuardian

Iain Davis The introduction and Parts 1, 2, 3 , 4, and Part 5 have established that Marianna Spring in Conspiracyland spreads disinformation. Marianna Spring has persistently misattributed a range of beliefs and values to the people she labels conspiracy theorists. She has falsely claimed that a conspiracy theory movement exists and has deceived her audience throughout Cosnpiracyland. The narratives she has presented to her BBC audience are …

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #570

2 October 2023 @ 9:00 am - Watts Up With That?

It is the mark of an educated man to look for precision in each class of things just so far as the nature of the subject admits; it is evidently equally foolish to accept probable reasoning from a mathematician and to demand from a rhetorician demonstrative proofs. The post Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #570 first appeared on Watts Up With That

The Unseen Emissions: Tire Dust and the Environmental Mirage of Electric Vehicles

2 October 2023 @ 5:00 am - Watts Up With That?

Tire dust, a largely overlooked aspect of vehicular pollution, is found to be a major contributor to ocean microplastics, according to a recent study cited in an article from The Drive. The study found that 78% of these microplastics originate from synthetic tire rubber. Moreover, electric vehicles, often seen as eco-friendly alternatives, produce more tire dust due to their heavier weight and high torque, exacerbating the problem. The harmful particulates from tires can lead to neurological

Europe Launches a Carbon Tax Attack Against the US Economy

2 October 2023 @ 1:00 am - Watts Up With That?

This new carbon tax is a slap in the face for every non-EU nation which has contributed to Europe's attempts to contain Russia. The post Europe Launches a Carbon Tax Attack Against the US Economy first appeared on Watts Up With That?.

Great Travel Reset: Poll: 41% of French population favors restricting EVERYONE to ONLY 4 airplane flights in their ENTIRE LIFE to ‘fight against global warming’

1 October 2023 @ 9:00 pm - Watts Up With That?

A CSA & HERE study reveals that 64% of French individuals, aged 18 and above, endorse reducing airplane usage due to environmental concerns. Notably, 41% support climate change expert Jean-Marc Jancovici's call to limit each person to four flights in their lifetime. Young adults display a higher approval rate for this measure. The post

September Funding Update

1 October 2023 @ 5:45 pm - OffGuardian

Hi all – we’re very happy to announce that – thanks to the generosity of our community & the support of colleagues in alt media –  we have more than made our September funding goal! This is great news for us. If we can do this every month our survival is guaranteed…unless or until the …

John Lewis Stops Insuring Electric Cars Over Repair Cost Fears

1 October 2023 @ 5:00 pm - Watts Up With That?

John Lewis Financial Services has temporarily stopped insuring electric vehicles due to rising repair costs which are impacting profits. Specifically, concerns arise from the common battery damages, which are relatively expensive to fix. The post John Lewis Stops Insuring Electric Cars Over Repair Cost Fears first appeared on Watts

The Myth of “Settled” Climate Science: A Revelatory Study on Cloud Formation

1 October 2023 @ 1:00 pm - Watts Up With That?

Trees, Clouds, and the Unsettling Truth about Climate Science In a recent revelation from the international CLOUD project at the nuclear research center CERN, researchers have identified sesquiterpenes—gaseous hydrocarbons released… The post The Myth of “Settled” Climate Science: A Revelatory Study on Cloud Formation first appeared on

Waiting for an Apocalypse

1 October 2023 @ 12:00 pm - OffGuardian

Edward Curtin “Method, Method, what do you want from me? You know that I have eaten of the fruit of the unconscious.” Jules Laforgue, Moralités légendaires The other day my wife attended an event at a well-appointed home in town where men in dark suits stood around to provide a sense of security that no harm would …

Alaska Energy vs. Woke Government

1 October 2023 @ 9:00 am - Watts Up With That?

From MasterResource By Kassie Andrews — September 26, 2023 “The actions of Alaska policy makers, led by the governor, are eradicating the free-market principles in our state. A media blackout… The post Alaska Energy vs. Woke Government first appeared on Watts Up With That?.

Green Panic? Congress Strips Ukraine Aid From Interim Funding Bill

1 October 2023 @ 5:00 am - Watts Up With That?

George Soros is desperate for Russia to suffer a crushing defeat, so Europe can focus more resources on international climate action. Some of that action may include political attacks on Republicans. The post Green Panic? Congress Strips Ukraine Aid From Interim Funding Bill first appeared on Watts Up With That?.

Eugenics, Propaganda & Transgenderism

30 September 2023 @ 5:00 pm - OffGuardian

Dustin Broadbery When illustrious leaders of the opposition cannot define what a woman is, you got to ask yourself, what the hell is going on? Why is all this overrated, X-rated smut being peddled from every outlier? Have we really flooded school libraries with homoerotic books meant for 6-year-old school kids? Whose idea was it …

Figuring Out Their Angle

30 September 2023 @ 7:00 am - OffGuardian

Todd Hayen A federal law was recently passed in Canada called the Online News Act, or Bill C-18. Basically, this bill stops major online giants such as Google or Facebook (Meta) from posting news articles or links from any source deemed a “news outlet.” For example, when I post a link to an article I’ve …

WATCH: How To Defeat BlackRock – #SolutionsWatch

29 September 2023 @ 5:30 pm - OffGuardian

After watching How BlackRock Conquered the World, we know all about the problem: a financial behemoth is flexing its monetary muscle to shape society in its image. So what’s the solution? Boycotts? Buycotts? Can we strive for something different, or are we condemned to forever be out of credit at the karma bank? Find out …

Interview with Jesse Zurawell: China’s Role In The Global Social Credit System – Sept 27th

29 September 2023 @ 12:47 pm - Iain Davis

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Some Call It Conspiracy Theory – Part 1

25 September 2023 @ 11:24 am - Iain Davis

There are certain assumptions that are applied to anyone labelled a "conspiracy theorist"—and all of them are fallacies. Indeed, the term "conspiracy theory" is nothing more than a propaganda construct designed to silence debate and censor opinion on a range of subjects. Most particularly, it is used as a pe

Discussing The Online Safety Act – 20th September 2023

21 September 2023 @ 1:50 pm - Iain Davis

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Interview with Jesse Zurawell: The Synthetic Hegemonic Currency – Sept 7th

7 September 2023 @ 10:11 am - Iain Davis

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Interview with Jesse Zurawell: The Synthetic Hegemonic Currency – Sept 2nd

2 September 2023 @ 1:30 pm - Iain Davis

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Interview Basil Valentine: Nigel Farage and the Censorship Grid

3 August 2023 @ 9:06 am - Iain Davis

On "Compass with Basil Valentine." Basil and I discussed the recent seizure of Nigel Farage

Interview with Jesse Zurawell: The Launch of the Russian CBDC – July 15th

18 July 2023 @ 4:42 pm - Iain Davis

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Interview Basil Valentine: Marianna Spring in her Crazy Conspiracyland

6 July 2023 @ 9:35 am - Iain Davis

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Interview Jesse Zurawell: The Wagner March and Global Change – July 5th

6 July 2023 @ 9:15 am - Iain Davis

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UN-ism: The New McCarthyism

11 June 2023 @ 8:41 pm - Iain Davis

The era of "UN-ism" has arrived. UN-ism is a new form of McCarthyism. The target of UN-ism is not alleged communist infiltrators but, rather, so-called "conspiracy theorists." The parallels between M