Tyler J. Mayes

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Powerful people have a distorted perception of time

Maria Konnikova, writing in the New York Times, made the point recently that there’s much more to poverty than just a shortage of money. Being poor, she said, brings with it other abstract deficits, most notably a lack of time. She quoted Sendhil Mullainathan, an economist and the author the book</i> …

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Jaesa: Help Bring Iron Man's Jarvis Virtual Personal Assistant to Life

Have you ever wished you could have a virtual personal assistant like Jarvis in Iron Man? Well, a Canadian start-up is trying to make that dream a …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Chinese Adviser Announces Plan to Cap CO2 Emissions After US Proposes Power Plant Rules

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>China will put an absolute cap on its carbon dioxide emissions as early as 2016, a senior government adviser said on …

Physicists, Generals And CEOs Agree: Ditch The PowerPoint

About six months ago, a group of physicists in the U.S. working on the Large Hadron Collider addressed a problem they've been having for a while: Whenever they had meetings, everyone stuck to the prepared slides and couldn't really answer questions that weren't immediately relevant to what was on …

Google Will Pay A Year's Salary To Hackers Who Find One Really Bad Security Flaw In Chrome OS

As long as they tell Google how they did it.<p>It announced plans for its fourth annual hacking contest called Pwnium 4, held in March at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver. "Pwn" is geek-speak for breaking into a computer and owning it. Pwnium is a play on the full name of Google Chrome: …

The Big 'Batman Vs. Superman' Movie Is Delayed Until 2016

The "Man of Steel" sequel is being pushed back from its July 17, 2015 release date to summer 2016.<p>That's an entire 10 months you'll have to wait to see Batman and the son of Krypton on screen together for the first time.<p>CNN reports the "Batman / Superman" movie was pushed back in order to provide …

PRESS RELEASE “COOTER” BLASTS CMT FOR “PARTY DOWN SOUTH” Former Georgia Congressman Ben Jones, who played “Cooter” the mechanic on the classic TV comedy “The Dukes Of Hazzard”, today blasted Country Music Television (CMT) for airing promotions for the “reality” show “Party Down South” during showings of “The Dukes”. “Our show has been a family favorite for thirty-five years”, says Jones. “There are maybe a million kids watching it on CMT every night. But at every commercial break those kids are being exposed to some of the sleaziest advertising I've ever seen. Our ‘Cooter’s’ stores have received thousands of complaints about this unconscionable disregard for America’s families. I suggested on Facebook that our ‘Dukes’ fans direct their concerns to CMT. Although countless viewers have done just that, CMT has ‘blown them off.’ They have refused to even acknowledge these heartfelt concerns. So I'm speaking up about it.” Jones and his wife Alma run the “Cooter’s Place” museums in Nashville and Gatlinburg, Tennessee and have hosted many “Dukes” themed festivals and events for the last fifteen years. In 2006 and 2007, CMT was a sponsor of “DukesFest”, events that drew over 80,000 fans to Nashville. “CMT holds the rights to the Dukes these days, and they’ve done a good job with it,” Jones says. “But they haven’t been family-friendly with these really offensive commercials for this anti-Southern ‘reality show’.” Having seen the commercials for “Party Down South”, which was originally entitled “Dirty South”, Jones did not pull any punches. “Judging from the promotions, it is a slimy, semi-obscene fake show from the people who put out ‘Jersey Shore’. It is about a bunch of trashy, foul-mouthed morons. It is another massive insult to the South, created by New Yorkers and ‘green-lighted’ by people in Los Angeles. I don’t think this programming decision came out of Nashville. The geniuses who created and marketed this travesty have very different sensibilities and priorities from the people in the heartland who are simply looking for something decent to watch. Of course CMT has a right to show this stink. But they also have a responsibility not to force this kind of decadence on the impressionable children who are watching “The Dukes of Hazzard.” “Over the years we have all witnessed the continuing lowering of television standards and its degrading effect on American culture. It appears that CMT, which built its audience from country music lovers in America’s heartland, has now been infected by this rush to the bottom of the cultural sewer. That is a shame, but attempting to foist it upon pre-teen children is more than a shame. It’s a disgrace.” “We are asking that CMT and its advertisers refrain from promoting “Party Down South” during airings of ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’. Since 1979 America’s parents have trusted us with their children. CMT has thoughtlessly violated that trust. Enough is enough.” Ben Jones aka “Cooter” #cmt #dukesofhazzard #Cooter's Place #cootersplace

Supplier Denies That The New US Military Helmet Is Based On 'Halo'

The U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center is testing out what could be the next generation of protective headgear.<p>Developed by Revision Military, a company known for ballistic eyewear, this new modular helmet system was designed for the Helmet Electronics and Display …

Powering Mobile Devices in Non-Traditional Ways | About Verizon

While the battery life of mobile devices continues to grow – the upcoming DROID MAXX by Motorola will offer nearly two days of battery life from a single charge – the bottom line is that no battery lasts forever.<p>At some point, often the most inconvenient times, smartphones and tablets need to be …

University of Alabama president pushes sororities to end segregation

The University of Alabama will make changes to its sorority system following a report in a student publication revealing discrimination in the Greek-letter organizations' formal recruitment process.<p>University President Judy Bonner acknowledged Tuesday that the on-campus organizations are segregated …

Free energy, edible slime -- and more offbeat crowdfunding ideas

Crowdfunding platforms can make unlikely, revolutionary notions fly or flop. Here are some of our recent favorites.<p>How can you go wrong with this description of your invention? "NO MORE ELECTRICITY BILLS. NO MORE PETROL BILLS. NO MORE HEATING BILLS. NO MORE POLLUTION"<p>That's how Arthur Fahy is …

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Elon Musk's New Project: Iron Man's Gesture-Based Interface

Tuck away inside the SpaceX labs, Elon Musk has been building his version of Tony Stark's design tech.<p>Elon Musk is just toying with us now. The geek superstar already has his hands and calendar full running a private space company that's traveling to the International Space Station and a car …

Smoothies and fruit juices are a new risk to health, US scientists warn

Fruit juices and smoothies represent a new risk to our health because of the amount of sugar the apparently healthy drinks contain, warn the US scientists who blew the whistle on corn syrup in soft drinks a decade ago.<p>Barry Popkin and George Bray pointed the finger at high fructose corn syrup in …

Verizon bundles Samsung Note 3 and Galaxy Gear for $599

The carrier has started preorders for Samsung's new phablet and smartwatch.<p>Verizon customers can now preorder Samsung's new Note 3 phablet alone or bundled with the Galaxy Gear smartwatch.<p>Launched on Friday, the order page for the Note 3 lists the device selling for $299.99 with the usual two-year …

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