Chrysler recalls more than 900,000 vehicles globally

Chrysler Recall

DETROIT (Reuters) – Chrysler Group on Thursday announced two global recalls of more than 900,000 cars and SUVs combined for problems that could cause fires.

The alternator may suddenly fail, possibly causing a stall or fire and increasing the risk of a crash, according to the NHTSA documents.Chrysler, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles , is recalling about 470,000 cars and SUVs globally from model years 2011 through 2014 and equipped with a 3.6 liter engine and a 160 amp alternator, according to the company and documents filed with the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The second recall covers about 437,000 Jeep Wrangler SUVs globally from model years 2011 through 2013 because of a fire risk, according to the NHTSA documents. They said water in the exterior heated power mirror electrical connector could cause an electrical short.

Chrysler recalls more than 900,000 vehicles globally in two actions – Yahoo News.

35 No-Bra Wearing Celebrity GIFs for No Bra Day

October 13th is obviously No-Bra Day because that date can sometimes fall on Columbus Day, and everyone knows that Columbus Day can be very divisive–but everybody loves No-Bra Day. Women get a really good reason to cast off that unnecessary binding, and guys get to look at boobies bouncing as free as nature intended. Which is very, very free.

Fortunately, there have always been celebrities willing to be good role models for National No-Bra Day. We can’t think of a better day to celebrate these liberated beauties. No mere photos can do these femmes justice, though. No, you need the miracle of animated GIFs to appreciate the bouncingbreasts of bra-free babes like Kate UptonEmmanuelle ChriquiAlyssa MilanoOlivia Wilde,Selena GomezLucy Pinder, and many more.

So check out this holiday parade of shapely perfection, and make sure that all of your female friends know about No-Bra Day. It would be wrong to keep that from them–and to keep their liberated bods from us, too…

35 No-Bra Wearing Celebrity GIFs for No Bra Day.

Here’s What It Looks Like Inside Of A McDonald’s Hamburger Factory

For the first time ever, McDonald’s is giving customers an inside look at one of its US meat processing facilities.

The company released a video Monday starring former “MythBusters” co-host Grant Imahara, who tours a Cargill facility in Fresno, California, that makes, freezes, and ships McDonald’s beef patties. 

The video begins with Imahara inspecting cuts of meat on a conveyer belt headed toward a grinder. 

He asks whether there is any “pink slime” in the meat, which refers to lean beef trimmings — what’s left of the meat after all the choice cuts of beef are taken — that is treated with ammonium hydroxide, creating the pink hue. 

“Lean finely textured beef or so-called pink slime — we don’t use that in our burgers,” says Rickette Collins, director of strategic supply for McDonald’s. (The company has said previously that it stopped using the treated trimmings three years ago.)

Read more:

How McDonald’s Makes Hamburgers – Business Insider.

Anonymize Everything You Do Online, with this little box

No tool in existence protects your anonymity on the Web better than the software Tor, which encrypts Internet traffic and bounces it through random computers around the world. But for guarding anything other than Web browsing, Tor has required a mixture of finicky technical setup and software tweaks. Now routing all your traffic through Tor may be as simple as putting a portable hardware condom on your ethernet cable.

Today a group of privacy-focused developers plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign for Anonabox. The $45 open-source router automatically directs all data that connects to it by ethernet or Wifi through the Tor network, hiding the user’s IP address and skirting censorship. It’s also small enough to hide two in a pack of cigarettes. Anonabox’s tiny size means users can carry the device with them anywhere, plugging it into an office ethernet cable to do sensitive work or in a cybercafe in China to evade the Great Firewall. The result, if Anonabox fulfills its security promises, is that it could become significantly easier to anonymize all your traffic with Tor—not just Web browsing, but email, instant messaging, filesharing and all the other miscellaneous digital exhaust that your computer leaves behind online.

“Now all your programs, no matter what you do on your computer, are routed over the Tor network,” says August Germar, one of the independent IT consultants who spent the last four years developing the Anonabox. He says it was built with the intention of making Tor easier to use not just for the software’s Western fans, but for those who really need it more Internet-repressive regimes. “It was important to us that it be portable and small—something you can easily conceal or even throw away if you have to get rid of it.”

With This Tiny Box, You Can Anonymize Everything You Do Online | WIRED.

10 Best L.A. Restaurants for When You’re Stoned

In the future, pot smokers who get the munchies will have an entire automated support system designed to learn their pattern of consumption and predict their every need. Their iWatch will sense a change in their body temperature; their Google Glass will recognize that they’re watching an old DVD of Kids in the Hall, and an Amazon drone will automatically head towards their location, spilling not a drop of Mountain Dew as it touches down on their doorstop. 

However until that future food-topia is realized, the stoners of Los Angeles have to rely on a friendly Lyft driver, an X-Pen Vaporizer, and this list of the 10 best places to eat when stoned. 

The incredible availability of legal cannabis in Los Angeles may be rivaled only by the proliferation of creative, inexpensive and delicious snacks. If your eyes are red and your stomach is empty, here are our favorite destinations for stoney L.A. eats.

Squid Ink | Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly.

Yes, there are Egg Creams in L.A., and these are Top-Notch

Oddly enough, there’s no egg and (traditionally) no cream in egg creams. And there’s the rub. Like prunes with their unsavory associations, egg creams might benefit from a little creative rebranding — with a name like, say, milk chocolate soda.  But for the initiated, egg creams are both delicious and nostalgic, reminiscent of Brooklyn pharmacies at the turn of the last century, soda jerks in the fifties and old-school delis.

Egg creams take three simple ingredients — flavored syrup, milk and seltzer — and whip them swiftly into a frenzy, until they come to a bubbly head. It’s best to drink these quickly, and as cold and frothy as possible.

Once ubiquitous, and thought to have health benefits, the egg cream has gotten more elusive over the decades. Luckily, just when it seems like the egg cream may be going the way of the soda fountain, someone puts it back on the menu. In this case, Wexler’s deli in Grand Central Market recognized the importance of the drink in the classic deli pantheon and hopefully put the humble egg cream on a path to gaining back some of  its former glory.

5 Great L.A. Egg Creams | Squid Ink | Los Angeles | Los Angeles News and Events | LA Weekly.

Dairy Queen Confirms Data Breach

DQ Data Breach

International Dairy Queen Inc. became the latest company to confirm a data breach, announcing Thursday the “Backoff” malware affected payment card information at 395 of its 4,500-plus U.S. locations.

The company said a third-party vendor’s compromised account credentials were used to access systems.

Dairy Queen was sold to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. BRKB +1.09% in 1998. In addition to its namesake brand, it also owns the Orange Julius brand.

The company said “based on our investigation, we are confident that this malware has been contained.”

Dairy Queen said the affected systems included customer names, card numbers and expiration dates, and said there is no evidence that Social Security numbers, personal identification numbers or email addresses were compromised.

International Dairy Queen Confirms Data Breach – WSJ.

Harley-Davidson’s New LongBlock Replacement Program

Harley-Davidson owners with old and tired engines can now replace and upgrade their powerplants through a new engine replacement service from the company called the LongBlock Program.

The company says the new program is designed to be more flexible than the outgoing remanufacturing program because turnaround time is faster and customization options are greater.

The LongBlock Program allows you to keep your original Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) number while upgrading the engine and internal components to the latest specifications. It comes with 12-month, unlimited mileage warranty from the factory.

Harley says you need to take your motorcycle to a dealer where the engine is pulled and the left-side case is sent to the factory (that’s the side with the VIN stamped on it). Within a maximum of 20 days a new motor is returned to the dealer for installation.

Until recently you had to send the entire motor back to them for remanufacturing. Having to ship the entire motor proved a real headache for international Harley-Davidson customers.

For prices starting at $3,495 including shipping — the final price depends on options, equipment and the time needed to do any special work — you get is a Twin Cam engine assembled with 100-percent new original equipment components.

Harley-Davidson’s New LongBlock Replacement Program | Motorcycle Cruiser.

Did You Buy Red Bull Over the Last Decade? Here’s How to Get Your $10

If you bought Red Bull any time since 2002 or so chances are all you got was a case of the jitters. Now, you can also get $10.

The payout, which could also come in the form of two Red Bull products if you choose, is part of a settlement the Austrian soft drink brand agreed to earlier this week over claims of false advertising. The sticking point was the brand’s slogan, “Red Bull gives you wings,” and claims of increased reaction speed, performance and concentration.

The settlement came out of a class-action suit led by plaintiff Benjamin Careathers, who claimed that the beverage provides a caffeine buzz and no vaunted properties the brand had ascribed to taurine and guarana.

Red Bull is expected to pay more than $13 million and put $6.5 million in a settlement fund this week, according to BevNet.

If you want a piece of that, register here. (Note: At the time of this writing, the link wasn’t working.) No proof or purchase is required, so conceivably you could line up for your $10 even if you never drank Red Bull. But that would make you a liar, too.

Did You Buy Red Bull Over the Last Decade? Here’s How to Get Your $10.

Pizza Vending Machine? Yes, Hot, Fresh Pizza from a machine!

Vending machines are nothing new, but ones that dispense fresh, piping-hot pizza certainly are.

From the creators of Burritobox comes Pizzabox.

Pizzabox is a 6-foot-high vending machine that serves up fresh (not frozen) handcrafted 10-inch pizzas for $5 each. Pizzabox uses a 800-degree oven, so that pizza is ready 90 seconds after it is ordered — complete with knife, fork, parmesan, oregano, red peppers, a wet towelette and a napkin.

While Pizzabox is still being tested, the target date to release the vending machines is early 2015.

“We are initially launching it as the first-ever drive-thru pizza experience,” Koci said. Indoor locations will mainly consist of airports and colleges, with University of Southern California being the first test spot.

Pizzabox vending machine bakes pies on the fly – CNET.


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