Jack Powers

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I'm interested in why the media behave the way they do (not that I've figured that out).

About Jack Help
Location: United States
Occupation: Engineer, No Organization (disorganized)
Interests: Telecommunications, technology
Expertise: Telecommunications, computers
Affiliations: IEEE
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Address: US
Last Visit: Jul 26, 2014 - 10:44 PM PDT
Last Edit: Jun 17, 2012 - 8:55 AM PDT

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 31, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

Last year, the C.I.A. gained access to a computer network, reserved solely for Senate investigators working at an agency facility in Northern Virginia, after officials ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 31, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 31, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

e is caught between a determined West demanding that he disavow the pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine and increasingly assertive nationalists at home urging him to champion ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 31, 2014
Jack posted this story - Jul 27, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 26, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

A new study (pdf) shows the Colorado River Basin, the southwestern US’s only major river, is drying up far faster than even scientists realized—and at a rate far ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 26, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 26, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

President Obama is about to sign a bill into law that could help users break free of long-term contracts and make it easier to use your phone overseas. A new bill ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 26, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 26, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

The New York Times editorial board endorsed the repeal of federal law banning marijuana use on Saturday, a landmark moment in the decades-long fight for legalization. More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 26, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 26, 2014
Jack's Rating
4.0

Across vertebrates, 16 to 33 percent of all species are estimated to be globally threatened or endangered. Large animals – described as megafauna and including elephants, ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 26, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 26, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.5

The National Security Agency last year significantly expanded its cooperative relationship with the Saudi Ministry of Interior, one of the world’s most repressive and ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 25, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 24, 2014
Jack's Rating
4.2

some pretty significant patterns are apparent. Perhaps most notably: Not only is the United States clearly the worst in its climate denial, but Great Britain and Australia ... More »

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Jack posted this story - Jul 23, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 23, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy have spoken out against a disturbing wave of violent anti-Semitic attacks across Europe in the wake of the Gaza crisis. More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 22, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.8

The incident reminds us that digital 9/11 is not an impossible event, despite countries like the US, China and Russia are dominant in the physical world, new powers are ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 22, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 22, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 22, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 21, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

The U.S. government is rapidly expanding the number of names it accepts for inclusion on its terrorist watch list, with more than 1.5 million added in the last five years, ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 21, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 20, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.7

Were it not for the hundreds killed, it would also be comical the ridiculous series of events Vladimir Putin’s reckless behavior led up to this morning. For months ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 20, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 19, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

Christian families streamed out of the northern Iraqi city of Mosul on Saturday after Islamist fighters said they would be killed if they did not pay a protection tax or ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 19, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

A Florida jury has awarded the widow of a chain smoker who died of lung cancer 18 years ago record punitive damages of more than $23 billion in her lawsuit against the R.J. ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 19, 2014
Jack reviewed this story - Jul 19, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

If you had any doubts about how seriously some Republicans are taking the notion of a Rand Paul presidency, look at how far they’re going to shut down his views on ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 19, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 19, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.6

Right now, in Canada, there’s a battle going on for its citizens’ genes, as health insurance companies are using genome sequencing to assess risk (read: ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 19, 2014
Jack posted this story - Jul 18, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

Vargas reminds those watching his case that he is representative of so many more undocumented children. But there are also many reasons why his is a special case—and why ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 17, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 17, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

The EDF issued interactive maps on Wednesday that will pinpoint the size and location of thousands of natural gas leaks from distribution pipes ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 16, 2014
Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 16, 2014
Jack's Rating
3.9

A couple months ago, a New York judge ruled that US search warrants applied to digital information even if they were stored overseas. The decision came about as part of an ... More »

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Jack posted and reviewed this story - Jul 16, 2014
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