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Brett Legree
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Welcome to this week's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. Today: Port Protest
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Yeah, it would be great if they did switch to USB-C - on all of their devices.
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Well, that's pretty cool.
Some swift thinking by a group of prisoners helped save the life of the guard who was watching their cell. When the guard collapsed, a group of prisoners broke out of their holding cell, rushed to the guard's side and called out for help.
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More than 600 pounds of lucky lobsters were spared the pot Saturday, thanks to compassionate monks on Prince Edward Island.
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Happy Independence Day to all of my friends to the South - have fun and be safe!
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Distinct lack of eagle.

But yeah - the USA puts on a good party.  So does Germany, come to think of it.
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Aka "Wile E. Coyote's Bible" 😁
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LOL to Wile "ACME-boy" Coyote!
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Sunset kitties.
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Be sure to watch the embedded video, well worth it.
Edmontonian Kurt Thomas was so concerned about what was happening to black men in the United States, that when he was pulled over by a police officer – he recorded the interaction. What happened surprised even him.
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Just because something's old doesn't mean it's useless, right?
When you want radiation-hardened CPU designs (to guard against naughty things like cosmic rays flipping bits and zapping traces), you want BAE's RAD series, and that means you want … PowerPC. Yes, Juno's brain is a lowly RAD750 running at 200MHz, essentially a beige Power Mac G3 with cojones of ...
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I remember listening to a guy from NASA talking about the old tech they use and as he quite rightly pointed out the tech has to be proven beyond doubt as being reliable and predictable.
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From the article:

"We’ve even had some reports that he was possibly watching a movie in the car, and while that’s hardly advisable, I don’t think the driver deserves all the blame here."

Uh... yeah, he does.

It was his car, he was a big boy, and he accepted/ignored the clear warning on the screen when he engaged the autopilot system.

If he was watching a movie, eating a burger, cleaning his fingernails etc. instead of paying attention then it was his fault, wasn't it.

Thankfully he only took himself out of the gene pool.

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Tesla's official statement:

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It is important to note that Tesla disables Autopilot by default and requires explicit acknowledgement that the system is new technology and still in a public beta phase before it can be enabled. When drivers activate Autopilot, the acknowledgment box explains, among other things, that Autopilot “is an assist feature that requires you to keep your hands on the steering wheel at all times," and that "you need to maintain control and responsibility for your vehicle” while using it. Additionally, every time that Autopilot is engaged, the car reminds the driver to “Always keep your hands on the wheel. Be prepared to take over at any time.” The system also makes frequent checks to ensure that the driver's hands remain on the wheel and provides visual and audible alerts if hands-on is not detected. It then gradually slows down the car until hands-on is detected again.

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Seems pretty clear to me.
A grim milestone has been set in the history of automobiles: the first person was killed while a semi-autonomous car was driving. While it will be up to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to officially determine what went wrong, this circumstances of this accident, coupled with a similar, much more minor incident and Tesla’s own words suggest a large and potentially dangerous blind spot in the Tesla Autopilot system.
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what we can likely be sure of is that it's going to be in beta for at least a bit longer!
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"They'll never find me up here!"
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So cute - sorry to hear about the hair thingies. They wrap around their intestines etc., same with string and old fashioned Christmas tree tinsel.
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Typography in Blade Runner - cool, lots of neat little details.

TL;DR really long article about typography in Blade Runner 😛
After studying Alien in intimate detail, it’s time to look at the typography and design of Ridley Scott’s other classic sci-fi movie, Blade Runner. Based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream…
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Yes, good point!
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When I was 12, I had a pellet gun 😊 times change!

Kudos to Ryan Wyer on this (it's weird, but that's Aphex Twin for you).
Despite having come long before the YouTube age, Apex Twin music videos are legend. There was ‘Come To Daddy’, with its horde of mini-Aphex Twins terrorising the elderly, and ‘Window Licker’, with its unhinged stretch limo shot, and now, 17 years since the last video, ‘CIRKLON3 [ Колхозная mix ]’. It’s not as iconic, but its concept is pretty weird/interesting.
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I believe that technology should enable us, not enslave us. We have come so far as a species, and yet, we are closer to our ancestors than we realize. We are all "barefoot cyborgs".
Introduction

I believe that technology should enable us, not enslave us, and I believe in using the right tools for the job.

I run a technical communications consulting company and a cyber security consulting company.

Effective. Efficient. Secure.

These are the words by which I live, work and play.

I am a computer hacker (white hat) by passion, a nuclear engineer by trade, and a chemical engineer by training.

I have never stopped learning, and I never shall.

I am married to an amazing woman and have four beautiful children.

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I am a devoted husband and father of four, I work full time as a nuclear engineer *and* I run two consulting businesses, yet I still have time to spare - time is what we make of it.
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Nuclear Facility Site Inspector (Nuclear Engineer)
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  • Epoch Six Nuclear Incorporated
    Director, Operations, 2010 - present
  • Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission
    Nuclear Facility Site Inspector, 2010 - present
  • Atomic Energy of Canada Limited
    Chemical Engineer, 2000 - 2010
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Deep River Ontario - Hamilton Ontario
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Excellent food - small local business, I always feel good about eating here.
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