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The Hyperloop is probably the most "futurism" thing that people are working on right now. This video even ends with the word.
 
"The Future isn't  something that happens to you; future is something that you build."

The Hyperloop is a conceptual high-speed transportation system put forward by entrepreneur Elon Musk, incorporating reduced-pressure tubes in which pressurized capsules ride on an air cushion driven by linear induction motors and air compressors. ~ http://bit.ly/1L7e0Bn

It's Really Cool & Breath-taking! Now Let's build this.
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Yes but in the future, far fewer people will have jobs to go to, meaning much less congestion on the roads.

I'd rather drive (perhaps in a car with autopilot, for when congestion does occur).

B-)
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XKEYSCORE: Single admin account used to log in to hundreds of MySQL servers. Scale up by adding more MySQL servers. Maybe the best part is the instructions in the administrators guide on how to configure storage volumes on new servers. A very miserable operations team, indeed.
Documents provided by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shed light on the inner workings of XKEYSCORE, one of the most extensive programs of mass surveillance in human history.
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22M MAU
150k DAU

That makes it less than half of MySpace. Every other network you can think of far surpasses this. I think it's even less than Orkut had.
 
The Hard Numbers for Google Plus Activity

JUST PUBLISHED: +Eric Enge's massive study of over half a million Google+ profiles

Click here >> http://stonet.co/GPlusRealNumbers

Learn how much public posting actually occurs on Google+ from real data on real Google+ profiles.

Please share this important study!

Read at http://stonet.co/GPlusRealNumbers

#plusonly  
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Meh, I still see good stuff here, and it's layout for content is unique and encourages the things I like. 
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"zerg rush" almost works in com.google
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To protect against ransomware (CryptoLocker et al), I created a second user account, created a folder that only that account has permissions to, and scheduled a task with that user's credentials to copy all my documents to a sub-folder in the protected folder.

This will only work if the ransomware runs as a user account, and also does not obtain administrator permissions that can modify the permissions on the backup folder. It's also more storage intensive than a proper offline grandfather-father-son, but if it gets too bad it is easy to clean all but the most recent backup.

Are there any other problems I didn't realize? This is dramatically easier than setting up an offline backup or paying someone else to do the same.
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I might go back to using Opera. After version 12, they rebuilt from the ground around webkit, quite sensibly. However, they murdered many of my favorite features in so doing. I gave it another try today, and most of my favorite features are back:
* single-key shortcut for next and previous tab in display order
* ctrl+tab for most recently viewed tab
* mouse gestures

Still missing:
* vertical tab bar with page thumbnails (ctrl+tab can show the thumbnails nicely)
* IRC support. This doesn't really belong in a browser, but now I need another program
* Ctrl+# to open that numbered page from the speed dial
* Themes are less robust

New features I like:
* bookmarks management, perhaps good enough to get me back to using bookmarks instead of remembering URLs
* pages render correctly (those designed for webkit, which is now every web page)

+Opera 
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I always love these optimistic visions of the future that seem to come out regularly from Microsoft and Corning. Inventing a fake future in hopes that the real future somehow shows up and mates with it.
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agreed; these are pretty neat
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Remove all server rooms.
 
Thank the cloud, the servers are gone. It’s time to reclaim the office. goo.gl/KjYOYX
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TIL that DOOM uses a variant on the XKCD algorithm for getRandomNumber…
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My upcoming presentation at Microsoft Ignite. I'll sneak you in!
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Yes, Pi day is arbitrary and a little silly, but a day to celebrate mathematics is still a swell thing to do!
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I find this pretty interesting. The overview page includes what we know so far about the electronics.
 
Nengo is  open source software for simulating human brain.
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    Computer Science and Management Information Systems
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Inventing a fake future in hopes that the real future shows up to mate with it.
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In addition to futurism, I like to think about datacenters and global scale. The first is a hobby, and the second is a career that enables much of that future :)
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