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It's amazing that people outside of New Jersey have no clue that Chris Christie is such a bad governor.  His latest lies are to deny the evacuations of hundreds of people on the Jersey Shore, and mock the efforts of first responders and police, saying he could do a better job with a mop.  

He spent more time last year on the campaign trail than in his home state.  Then again, since he's been governor, the state has had 8 credit downgrades and a worse economy than its Republican and Democratic neighboring states (Pennsylvania and New York).  No surprise that he is so unpopular here in New Jersey, even among GOP voters.

Maybe the real reason Christie sepnt all that time in New Hampshire and Iowa was to find a place to relocate to, so he can escape his constituents.  Then again, if the Bridgegate scandal leads to his conviction, he may find that a federal correctional facility offers him similar out-of-state solitude!  
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Machines can (and will) replace employees at ALL levels of the workforce, because they are getting less expensive and better at their tasks.  When was the last time you chose to make a bank withdrawal from a human teller instead of an ATM, or phoned directory assistance instead of using Google to lookup a phone number?

It's not just low-skilled work.  As machines get smarter, they become capable of replacing even white-collar jobs such as attorneys doing discovery and doctors diagnosing symptoms.  While early systems could automate well-defined procedures, newer systems can learn more complex tasks which involve recognition and decision-making.

Anyone with a smartphone already has a device capable of voice-recognition, facial-recognition and language-translation, tasks which which have been done by humans in the past.  We all know the limitations of 2015 technology, but is still inexpensive enough for most of us to use (as opposed to hiring secretaries to transcribe our dictation, photo analysts to review our albums, or translators to convert content from different languages).

In the words of Wikipedia, "like other machine learning methods -- systems that learn from data -- neural networks have been used to solve a wide variety of tasks that are hard to solve using ordinary rule-based programming, including computer vision and speech recognition."  

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_neural_network 

The point of the video is not to frighten anyone or be pessimistic.  It is just to help enlighten people about an inevitable trend.  If 30 percent of people's jobs are eliminated, there will be a need to develop economic/social changes to deal with a population which is now unemployable through no fault of their own.  Will the productivity gains by robots be only given to their owners, or will there be any benefits shared with those displaced?

Unlike horses, who appear to have done little to resist their replacement by tractors, automobiles and SUVs, discontented jobless people with a lot of free time can be a potent political force.  People who are at work have less time and motivation to join a revolution or become militants.

During the Great Depression of the 1930's, the federal government recognized the need for job-creating programs.  Large projects which required a lot of workers were launched through new agencies such as the Work Projects Administration (WPA) which built schools, parks and bridges, and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) (which brought electricity to rural areas).  Similar ideas will probably be needed in the future.

(Although this video is 15 minutes long, it is important that you see all of it, because the concluding sections make the most compelling arguments.)

Humans need not apply - YouTube Video by CGP Grey:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU
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50 years after Heavy Metal music began, a terrorist atrocity in Paris made going to a rock concert an act of defiance and an endorsement of civilization at the same time.

Rock On.


50 ans après Heavy Metal musique a commencé, une atrocité terroriste à Paris fait aller à un concert de rock un acte de défiance et une approbation de la civilisation en même temps.

Rock On.
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I stand with France for freedom and against terrorism.

Je me tiens avec la France pour la liberté et contre le terrorisme.
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An 8K screen would make a great desktop-sized device to allow you to have multiple full-size pages open simultaneously. At that resolution or greater, you wouldn't need paper.

It would be a bit of a challenge to see all that content on a tablet's small screen. It's not as though 5-inch smartphones with Full HD and higher resolutions can be used to their fullest capabilities, given the limitations of people's vision and finger sizes.

Still, if a 5-inch screen can display Full HD, a 10-inch screen with the same number of dots-per-inch would need to be UHD (4K), and a 20-inch device (like an oversized laptop) would be 8K.

If still seems unrealistic, keep in mind there are already laptop computers with UHD 4K screens in stores today (2015), including models by Lenovo and Dell. For all we know, by 2020, we might be seeing the first 16K devices. Either way, it's going to need lot of memory and CPU (or GPU) power to make such graphics flow.

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If you have been using Microsoft OneDrive, you might be aware that Microsoft will be reducing the storage limits (and eliminating unlimited cloud storage) for OneDrive.  In some cases, storage capacity can reduced to as little as 5 GB.  However, if you subscribed to Office 365, that can include 1 TB or more of storage.  

For people not using Office 365, Microsoft has provided a link where existing OneDrive users can be "grandfathered" in to continue using more storage, especially if you took advantage of the 15 GB plus 15 GB for Camera Roll photo backups.  This ability expires on January 31, 2016.

https://preview.onedrive.com/bonus/

Full Details can be found in this article from ZDNet:

http://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-apologizes-for-offending-onedrive-fans-but-wont-restore-unlimited-storage/
Customers of Microsoft's OneDrive cloud storage service got an unwelcome surprise last month, with the company dropping its promised 'unlimited storage' option and drastically reducing free tiers. Today, the company apologized for its poor communication and announced a new offer to restore the old free limits for some OneDrive users.
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50 ans après Heavy Metal musique a commencé, une atrocité terroriste à Paris fait aller à un concert de rock un acte de défiance et une approbation de la civilisation en même temps.

Rock On.

50 years after Heavy Metal music began, a terrorist atrocity in Paris made going to a rock concert an act of defiance and an endorsement of civilization at the same time.

Rock On.
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When will average Republicans get it?

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What about technology eliminating jobs?
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The 0:30 point in the video reminds me of the view from a motorcycle or the front seat of a helicopter.  These no engine, hood or nose in front of you, just air and terrain/water below.

#JetPack #JetPackAviation #StatueOfLiberty  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCYSWyHDpfU
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It looks like New Jersey is going to be hit with torrential rains this weekend from Hurricane Joaquin.  _Even the optimistic models show likely flooding._  

The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management has details on what to do: http://www.ready.nj.gov/plan/kit-plan.html 
Their Twitter feed is #ReadyNJ    https://twitter.com/ReadyNJ 

You know the drill, even if 2013 and 2014 were milder than the previous 2 years which brought us Hurricane Sandy and Irene.

Be sure your flashlight batteries work, fuel your cars, test your generators and sump pumps, maybe get a powerpack for your cellphone, stock up on food which can be prepared without electricity, move susceptible possessions out of the basement, get tree branches trimmed, etc.  

Time spent preparing today might be appreciated when the rain starts.  

   #HurricaneJoaquin
The 11 a.m. update from the National Hurricane Center jogged the track farther west, putting the Garden State in the center of the hurricane cone.
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Also from NJ.com:  

"With lots of rain in the forecast for the next several days and Tropical Storm Joaquin threatening the Northeast, towns along the Jersey Shore are preparing for a one-two punch they worry could bring serious flooding."

http://www.nj.com/monmouth/index.ssf/2015/09/jersey_shore_braces_for_prolonged_rain_tropical_st.html
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