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The Sky's No Limit - Girls Fly Too!
The Sky's No Limit! Amazing opportunity for BC girls brought to you by !
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3 days ago
"Total Information Awareness": The Disastrous Privacy Consequences of Bill C-51 - Michael Geist
RT : The Disastrous Privacy Consequences of Canada’s Anti-Terrorism Bill: info sharing provisions
BillC51  from twitter
8 days ago
Jonathan Ive and the Future of Apple - The New Yorker
“So much of our manufactured environment testifies to carelessness,” Ive says. Things are “developed to be different, not better.” Credit Photograph by Pari…
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9 days ago
User:Giraffedata/comprised of - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I have edited thousands of articles so they do not contain the phrase “comprised of.” Edit summaries for those edits usually refer to this page.
This page…
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16 days ago
Lets review.. Docker (again) | Cal Leeming Blog
RT : "So I decided to give Docker another chance and put it into production for 6 months and.... abysmal performance++"
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20 days ago
The People of Sand and Slag - Short story by Paolo Bacigalupi (Pump Six and Other Stories)
“The People of Sand and Slag” starts as straight military science fiction — and then twists. It was nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards. “Hostile…
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20 days ago
Meet the Ultimate WikiGnome — Backchannel — Medium
RT : One Man’s Quest to Rid Wikipedia of Exactly One Grammatical Mistake - Meet the Ultimate WikiGnome
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24 days ago
The AI Revolution: Road to Superintelligence - Wait But Why
Note: The reason this post took three weeks to finish is that as I dug into research on Artificial Intelligence, I could not believe what I was reading. It hit…
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5 weeks ago
Understanding the blockchain - O'Reilly Radar
Editor’s note: this post originally published on the author’s website in three pieces: “The Blockchain is the New Database, Get Ready to Rewrite Everything,”…
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5 weeks ago
Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness? | Oliver Burkeman
One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the…
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5 weeks ago
HMS-> and ->HMS functions for PCalc based on the HP calculator functions of the same name
Thanks to an old blog post I finally have HMS time functions in 's PCalc: . Wasn't easy though.
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5 weeks ago
The Deep Mind of Demis Hassabis
From the day in 2011 that Demis Hassabis co-founded DeepMind—with funding by the likes of Elon Musk—the UK-based artificial intelligence startup became the most…
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5 weeks ago
How Bitcoin’s Blockchain Could Power an Alternate Internet
That is exactly how the Web looked back in 1994 — right before it exploded. Two decades later, it’s beginning to feel like we might be at a similar liminal…
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5 weeks ago
Against DNSSEC — Quarrelsome
15 January 2015 DNSSEC is Unnecessary All secure crypto on the Internet assumes that the DNS lookup from names to IP addresses are insecure. Securing those DNS…
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6 weeks ago
SQLCipher - Zetetic
"SQLCipher is an open source extension to SQLite that provides transparent 256-bit AES encryption of database files."
database  encryption 
7 weeks ago
Meet the man who predicted Fox News, the Internet, Stephen Colbert and reality TV
These days, even the kind of educated person who might have once disdained TV and scorned electronic gadgets debates plot turns from “Game of Thrones” and…
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7 weeks ago
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Remember to stop and look around while you're shredding down the mountain.
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8 weeks ago
What is Paul Krugman afraid of?
Paul Krugman is a lot of things. New York Times op-ed columnist. Nobel prize-winning economist. Arcade Fire fanboy. Obama administration frenemy.
But the side…
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8 weeks ago
Prying Eyes: Inside the NSA's War on Internet Security - SPIEGEL ONLINE
US and British intelligence agencies undertake every effort imaginable to crack all types of encrypted Internet communication. The cloud, it seems, is full of…
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8 weeks ago
Buzz Aldrin: The Dark Side of the Moon
“So how was it? How was…the moon?” You have no further questions. Because he went to the moon. And now he’s sitting here, at your table in a dark and crowded…
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8 weeks ago
Why is everyone so busy?
THE predictions sounded like promises: in the future, working hours would be short and vacations long. “Our grandchildren”, reckoned John Maynard Keynes in…
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9 weeks ago
Hacking at Sony Over ‘The Interview’ Reveals Hollywood’s Failings, Too
David Carr
THE MEDIA EQUATION
Kim Jong-un, who appears to be America’s newly self-appointed minister of culture, has decided that “The Interview,” the Seth…
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9 weeks ago
Instagram
Thank you, Vancouver. Let's do it again tonight, shall we?
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9 weeks ago
96: The Windows of Siracusa County — Accidental Tech Podcast — Overcast
Classic John. I wish I could move to County. (Accidental Tech Podcast: 96: The Windows of Siracusa County)
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9 weeks ago
Iain M. Banks' Culture Novels | Kirkus
In 2012, Scottish novelist Iain M. Banks made a startling announcement: A routine doctor’s appointment had uncovered advanced cancer in his body and that he…
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9 weeks ago
What 800 Nerds on a Cruise Ship Taught Me About Life, the Universe, and Snorkeling | WIRED
Adam Savage, host of the tv show MythBusters, has a workshop in San Francisco’s Mission District. The walls and shelves—pretty much every surface, actually—are…
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10 weeks ago
AI won’t exterminate us. It will empower us.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk worries it is “potentially more dangerous than nukes.” Physicist Stephen Hawking warns, “AI could be a big danger in the not-too-distant…
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11 weeks ago
spacebeast : Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer, Project...
Margaret Hamilton, lead software engineer, Project Apollo - This is a great photo I just ran across on the...
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11 weeks ago
SETI, METI and the paradox of extraterrestrial life: is there a libertarian perspective?
1.0 Where Is Everybody? Call it the Great Silence [1] or maybe the “Fermi Paradox.”[2] Despite early, optimistic forecasts that we would soon find signs of…
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12 weeks ago
Launch
Jane Harrison tells the story of man’s voyage to Mars—and the dating troubles that ensue. He tried to high five her as the rocket took off. The mission director…
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12 weeks ago
spacebeast : philnoto: STAR WARS- EPISODE VII: The Force...
Photo: philnoto: STAR WARS- EPISODE VII: The Force Awakens I got so excited after watching the trailer, I...
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12 weeks ago
spacebeast : iOS 7 and the Iconography of ‘Alien’
iOS 7 and the Iconography of ‘Alien’ - From the superlative Iconfactory, “a system of symbols developed by...
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12 weeks ago
A New Software Engineering - ACM Queue
What happened to software engineering? What happened to the promise of rigorous, disciplined, professional practices for software development, like those…
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november 2014
On HTML5 and the Group That Rules the Web
You might have read that, on October 28th, W3C officially recommended HTML5. And you might know that this has something to do with apps and the Web. The…
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november 2014
The Cyber Security Syndrome
Security and Intelligence
Keeing an eye out (Reuters)
Buried in a recent Edward Snowden disclosure is a passing remark from a briefing sheet on a program called…
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november 2014
Rendezvous and Docking: A User’s Guide for Non Rocket Scientists - Part 2 by Terry Burlison - Baen Books
by Terry Burlison
(Read Part 1 here)
Note: A glossary of terms is provided at the end of the article, as are two appendices: “Complications” (why all this is…
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november 2014
Rendezvous and Docking: A User’s Guide for Non Rocket Scientists
Rendezvous and docking - the gritty details. Less Kerbal, more efficient!
space  "orbital  mechanics"  post 
november 2014
​Huxleyed Into the Full Orwell
Art by Koren Shadmi
The First Amendment Area was a good 800 yards from the courthouse, an imposing cage of chicken-wire and dangling zip-cuffs. The people…
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november 2014
▶ Cabel Sasser
Space Age (Original Game Soundtrack)
music  videogame 
november 2014
How the Ford Motor Co. Invented the SQUID - IEEE Spectrum
Cooled to a few degrees above absolute zero, a superconducting quantum interference device, or SQUID, can do something amazing: detect a magnetic field only a…
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november 2014
spacebeast : Philae status, a day later
Philae status, a day later - elakdawalla: The Philae team scrambled all morning to comprehend the initially...
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november 2014
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