Jun 132014

They neither tested for it nor detected it. The beef was recalled because one of the guidelines was broken. There was no paperwork found showing that brain and nerve tissue was removed from an unspecified quantity of cattle, citing a USDA requirement “brain and spinal tissue be removed from meat products from cattle 30 years and older because it can carry the protein that causes mad cow disease.”

More than 4,000 pounds of rib-eye and other fresh beef products have been recalled because they could contain contaminated materials linked to mad cow disease.

via Beef recall: Concern over mad cow disease cited – CNN.com.

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Jun 072014

A two-year-old boy who developed a serious reaction to his father’s smallpox vaccination has recovered but disease detectives found infectious virus all over his house, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Thursday.

The Indiana toddler developed a rare rash known as eczema vaccinatum after playing with his father, a soldier vaccinated for deployment in Iraq, reported Dr. John Marcinak of the University of Chicago and CDC experts.

via Toddler survives smallpox vaccine reaction | Reuters.

Jun 022014

Here’s a quote:

Its my belief that a lot of those guys who saw some pretty bad shit and operated in a place where you’re not trained to be a peace officer, protecting and serving the citizenry but rather a trained killer there to “locate, close with and destroy the enemy,” take that baggage and that mentality and get out and become cops, and that’s not good for anyone.

He says a lot more than this, with situations and explanation. You should read it.

Click “Continue Reading” to see just his comment, or click Comments on Albuquerque Cops KILL AGAIN! for the full thread on Reddit.

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Jun 022014

Google’s plans for satellite-based internet access just got a little more concrete. The Wall Street Journal hears that the search firm is preparing to build 180 “small, high capacity” satellites (not pictured here) that will go into low orbit and provide internet connections to underserved areas. While details aren’t forthcoming about the machines, there may be more on the way; reportedly, the company could “double” its vehicle count if all goes well. A spokeswoman didn’t confirm or deny the efforts, but did note that having an internet link “significantly improves people’s lives.”

via Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide.

Jun 012014

Some apps are essential, and you use them every day. Everyone knows their names: Firefox, VLC, 7-Zip, and so on. However, there’s another class of app that gets less attention: the apps that are insanely useful to have in your back pocket on the rare occasions you need them. Here are 10 of our favorites.

via Top 10 Incredibly Useful Windows Programs to Have On Hand.