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Twitpic is shutting down after all, on October 25

In what seems like the final blow after a roller coaster ride for its users, Twitpic has announced that it will be shutting down on October 25th. It’s with a heavy heart that we re-announce that Twitpic will be shutting down again. More details on our blog http://t.co/LCH7ZTQJHe — TwitPic (@TwitPic) October 16, 2014 The news comes after the company’s original announcement early last month that it would be shutting down, followed by hopes the service would remain active thanks to an apparent acquisition. In its blog post today, founder Noah Everett apologized for getting everyone’s hopes up. Twitpic says it was pressured to…

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Really?… White House Photo of the Day: Obama Slides Butt Down Lunch Counter

Source: www.thegatewaypundit.com – Friday, May 16, 2014
The White House photo of the day today shows Barack Obama sliding down the lunch counter on his butt. And, his minions applaud. President Barack Obama slides across a counter to pose for photos with staff following lunch at the Dupont Circle Shake Shack in Washington, D.C., May 16, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Hat Tip Kristinn Taylor

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DrawQuest closes down after suffering a security breach

DrawQuest, the iPad that lets users channel their creativity through drawing, has been living on its last legs since early this year and now it has closed down with immediate effect after suffering a security breach. Founder Chris Poole, who also started 4Chan, first announced the closure of DrawQuest in January but there was later optimism that it would be able to continue running for users for “as long as possible,” despite its team all moving to new work. A hack on its Amazon-hosted servers has proved to be the final nail in its coffin, however. A blog post explains that it is unclear exactly what information…

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Google confirms it will shut down goal sharing service Schemer on February 7

bucket list 520x245 Google confirms it will shut down goal sharing service Schemer on February 7

Google has confirmed it is shutting down its goal sharing service Schemer. The company says Schemer’s last day will be February 7, after which all data will be permanently deleted. The iOS app has already been pulled from Apple’s App Store while the Android app on Google Play hasn’t been updated since October 2012.

A leak late last year first suggested Schemer was next on Google’s chopping block. Google Operating System posted a screenshot of an internal version of the Schemer site, which stated the following: “Schemer will be shut down on [insert date]. We had launched over a year ago to help people to do more awesome stuff, and it has been quite an adventure for us as well! However, we have come to the difficult decision to shut down Schemer. Your schemes will be available for download until [insert date].”

Now the date has been filled in. If you’ve been using Schemer, you have less than a month to download your schemes.

To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Sign in to schemer.com using your Google account.
  2. Select “Email me my schemes” at the top of the page.
  3. Your data will be delivered to your Gmail account within 24 hours of the request. You will receive an email from noreply_announce@schemer.com that contains two attachments of the exact same data in two different formats: CSV and HTML. Choose the format that works best for you and download accordingly.

For those who don’t know, Schemer arrived in December 2011. It let users discover new things to do, share schemes with friends, and “make the most of your day.” Schemer required a Google+ account but wasn’t promoted by Google, which quietly stopped updating it many months ago.

Google recommends two alternatives to Schemer users: the “Explore” section on Google Maps for Android and iOS for finding interesting things to do nearby and Field Trip to uncover unique things in your city. Both are great for discovery, but neither offer a goal-oriented experience.

For reference, the full Schemer discontinuation announcement reads as follows:

The time has come for Schemer to power down.

Schemer launched in beta over a year ago to help inspire and motivate people to do more awesome stuff, and though the app is shutting down, the adventures will continue. You can use the “Explore” section on Google Maps for Android and iOS to find interesting things to do around you, or Field Trip to uncover hidden or unique things in your city, among others.

All your schemes are available for download until February 7, 2014, after which all data will be permanently deleted. Follow these simple steps: https://support.google.com/schemer/answer/4427755

In the meantime, stay curious, ambitious, daring, and above all, stay adventurous; thank you for all your support on this journey!

-The Schemer Team

See also – Google isn’t done with location, launches Schemer in private beta and A video tour of Schemer, Google’s solution for finding things to do

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Why hasn’t the liberal media reported on all the hospitals shutting down because of Obamacare?

Question by Colonel Jack Fessender (Ret.): Why hasn’t the liberal media reported on all the hospitals shutting down because of Obamacare?
Where are all the news of overfilled morgues, all the bodies lining the streets just outside the hospital doors, all the dead and dying in the waiting rooms, all the riots and gunfights inside the hospitals between patients and doctors, and more?

I know it’s happening. FACT.

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Answer by Reality has a Liberal Bias

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

GitHub restores Mozilla-Central repository after temporarily shutting it down over fileserver issues

github 520x245 GitHub restores Mozilla Central repository after temporarily shutting it down over fileserver issues

The GitHub repository Mozilla-Central and all of its forks were disabled yesterday with no explanation. We got in touch with both GitHub and Mozilla after the problem was pointed out on Hacker News, and it has now been resolved.

“The Mozilla-Central repository has been restored after a temporary problem prompted Github to shut it down,” a Mozilla spokesperson told TNW in a statement. “This community-supported repository is not used for building any Mozilla products. All Mozilla products are built from Mozilla’s servers which are called hg.mozilla.org and git.mozilla.org. At no time was any of Mozilla’s production infrastructure impacted by this Github action.”

The issue was first pointed out as a submission on Bugzilla in the hopes of tracking down the root cause, and ensuring that the production replacement repositories would not run into the same issue. GitHub support responded at the time with the following information:

Sorry about that – our ops and systems folks are taking a look now, but it looks like the size and particularly unique nature of mozilla/mozilla-central are causing fileserver issues for us at the moment. The team is looking at options to resolve this and we’ll follow up as soon as we have more information for you.

We have also contacted GitHub for more information. We will update this article if we hear back.

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Poll numbers down, Obama tells donors to buck up

Source: www.denverpost.com – Monday, November 25, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO—Stung by plunging approval numbers at a low point in his presidency, President Barack Obama is urging donors to buck up while making a thread-the-needle appeal for bipartisanship with Republicans even as he calls for replacing the House GOP majority and holding his Democratic edge in the Senate.

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