When is a jackal not a jackal? When it’s really a ‘golden wolf’

They look alike, act alike and long have been considered to be the same species. But, in the case of the golden jackals found across parts of Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Europe, it turns out that appearances can be deceiving.

Scientists said on Thursday a comprehensive genetic analysis found that these populations are made up of two entirely distinct species, with those in Africa different from the others.

The scientific name for the golden jackal is Canis aureus. The researchers proposed renaming those in Africa Canis anthus, or the African golden wolf.

“Our results showed that African and Eurasian golden jackals were distinct across all the genetic markers we tested, including data from whole genomes, suggesting these are independently evolving lineages,” said Klaus-Peter Koepfli, a conservation and evolutionary geneticist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Washington.

via When is a jackal not a jackal? When it’s really a ‘golden wolf’.

Here’s How Windows 10 Could Kill Passwords Forever

When Microsoft’s Windows 10 launches Wednesday, a lucky few users will be greeted at the login screen by a cartoon eyeball that appears to want to lock eyes with its owner. Do so, and it will activate a 3-D face scan that signs in users in seconds, no password required. The Windows team calls this snappy new login feature “Hello.”

“It’s our way of saying goodbye to passwords,” says Chaitanya Sareen, Microsoft’s principal program manager on Windows. Judging by Sareen’s recent demonstration to TIME, the feature is even more seamless than the iPhone’s thumb scanner — you don’t even have to lift a finger to use it.

via Here’s How Windows 10 Could Kill Passwords Forever.

the boat and the river

saw the boatGood night.Stay safe and stay cool.

God Bless all you and God willing back tmw. We had some phone problems here i had to take care of today. If we didn’t need a phone it’d be a whole different story;today i didn’t get much time to do anything but monkey with it. Still not fixed but I’ll be back on it again tomorrow. First thing too.The plan is to get it taken care of and roll back to the blog.

Isn’t technology wonderful? Think back to the days of the rotary phone.Remember those? And when you had to get up and turn the dial to get a different tv station.That is,if you had a tv.How many stations were there? It was like picking out the cereals they had on the shelves at the time. Three boxes,possibly 4. Now you can lose your direction going up and down the aisles.

You can always tell how old a movie is by the type of phone they’re using or by the computers if it’s more contemporary. The phone is almost always a dead give away.It was amazing,you could always count on getting a live person who spoke English as a first language.

cat at nightPOST SCRIPT: Anyone else upgrade to Windows 10 today? Love it!

Michael Savage: Trump is ‘The Winston Churchill Of Our Time’ | Republic of Buzz

Michael Savage: Trump is ‘The Winston Churchill Of Our Time’

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(Daily Caller) – Winston Churchill’s back — and this time he’s the classiest of class acts. At least so says radio talk show host Michael Savage, who praised Donald Trump as the “Winston Churchill of our time” during the real estate billionaire’s appearance on Savage’s radio show Wednesday. Savage, who said he is supporting Trump’s presidential …

via Michael Savage: Trump is ‘The Winston Churchill Of Our Time’ | Republic of Buzz.

Donald Trump is showing his staying power – Business Insider

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some Republicans gleefully scripted Donald Trump’s political obituary in the wake of his scathing comments about Sen. John McCain’s military service earlier this month, hoping that his freewheeling presidential campaign had finally imploded.

via Donald Trump is showing his staying power – Business Insider.


I like the sound of that-Pres Trump.

You’ll do just great as President. We’re long overdue for a President like yourself.

We have to get you through the Rep race first. I know you can beat Hillary. We have to get your there.

So this is about the first debate. You know-the one the GOP donors TRIED to keep you out of.

Here’s the deal and PLS trust me on this one:

What people want to know is that you’ll beat Hillary-or whoever the liberals throw at you.

If you can’t beat her they are are not going to vote for you.They won’t chance it. I will and so will all of your other supporters. We don’t need convinced. You have to reach the skeptical and unconvinced.

FOCUS,FOCUS,FOCUS and do NOT let the other ppl on stage bait you.They will.

IGNORE them. You’re going to beat Hillary,k?

She’s your adversary.

LIBERALISM and its destruction of America is OUR adversary.Ours as much as yours.

The independents and middle America get that.

The Silent Majority are counting on you. You have to defeat the loud and raucous minority who run the show at this point.

So again,i say FOCUS,FOCUS,FOCUS.When you go on that stage it’s all about defeating Hillary and Obama. AND THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT They’re all corrupt. We’ll get you through the nomination process. We’re solidly behind you. You don’t have to worry so much about that. Your final opponent is Hillary and the media is going to try to do to you what they did to Romney.I don’t mean the ppl on the stage with you. You have them beat. GO AFTER HILLARY and OBAMA and the rest of the country will get on your side,k?

You’re smarter and have more guts. Some ppl would call it chutzpah. I don’t care what it’s called just as long as you beat them at their game. I know you won’t let them get away with it.

Ann Coulter said it in 2 words;GO TRUMP!


OK,there IS a slow train coming #WAKEUPAMERICA

Slow Train
By Bob Dylan

Sometimes I feel so low-down and disgusted
Can’t help but wonder what’s happenin’ to my companions
Are they lost or are they found?
Have they counted the cost it’ll take to bring down
All their earthly principles they’re gonna have to abandon?
There’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend

I had a woman down in Alabama
She was a backwoods girl, but she sure was realistic
She said, “Boy, without a doubt, have to quit your mess and straighten out
You could die down here, be just another accident statistic”
There’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend

All that foreign oil controlling American soil
Look around you, it’s just bound to make you embarrassed
Sheiks walkin’ around like kings, wearing fancy jewels and nose rings
Deciding America’s future from Amsterdam and to Paris
And there’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend

Man’s ego is inflated, his laws are outdated, they don’t apply no more
You can’t rely no more to be standin’ around waitin’
In the home of the brave, Jefferson turnin’ over in his grave
Fools glorifying themselves, trying to manipulate Satan
And there’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend

Big-time negotiators, false healers and woman haters
Masters of the bluff and masters of the proposition
But the enemy I see wears a cloak of decency
All non-believers and men-stealers talkin’ in the name of religion
And there’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend

People starving and thirsting, grain elevators are bursting
Oh, you know it costs more to store the food than it do to give it
They say lose your inhibitions, follow your own ambitions
They talk about a life of brotherly love
Show me someone who knows how to live it
There’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend

Well, my baby went to Illinois with some bad-talkin’ boy she could destroy
A real suicide case, but there was nothin’ I could do to stop it
I don’t care about economy, I don’t care about astronomy
But it sure do bother me to see my loved ones turning into puppets
There’s a slow, slow train comin’ up around the bend
Jesus enthroned
BYZANTINE ICON of Jesus Enthroned