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I'm not usually fond of body kits, but these mods actually work! You can still tell there's a Model S under there, but it looks different enough to warrant a double take.
We love seeing aftermarket tuners take on the Tesla Model S with wild creations, but recording artist and founding member of the Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, takes the cake when it comes to having the most outrageous Tesla. A white Tesla Model S outfitted with a radical widebody kit and suicide doors was spotted last night in Beverly Hills in […]
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" It is the nature of disruptive technological shifts that it seems like nothing is changing—until it seems as if everything is changing at once. Electric vehicles have been a long time coming, but they now represent such a clear and present threat to the gasoline engine that Mr. Fox, of the service-station association, now recommends that members signing long-term contracts for fuel include an option to renegotiate if more than 10% of a state’s fleet goes electric.
If Tesla can deliver on its current promises with the Model 3, says Mr. Fox, “gas vehicles are history—it’s horse and buggy days.” "
Keywords columnist Christopher Mims writes that in 2015, about one in every 150 cars sold in the U.S. had a plug and a battery. But mass adoption of electric vehicles is coming, and much sooner than most people realize..
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One year ago, six volunteers—an astrobiologist, a physicist, a pilot, an architect, a journalist, and a soil scientist — entered a 36-by-20 foot dome, located near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate what living conditions would be like on Mars. Today they re-emerged from their year-long isolation.
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San Diego Comic-Con gave a small group of about 7,000 people a peek at what Thor was doing while everyone else was in-fighting in Captain America: Civil War. Well, now you can find out for yourself.
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And this is the sad state of traditional US aerospace. Less a maker of airplanes, more a bloated parasite feeding on government contracts...
Software shortcomings continue to hamper the long-troubled program.
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Canada actually is moving to, or already has, renegged.
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Biting my tongue very hard. Oh the pain, the pain.
Bing Maps relies on Wikipedia? Even a bit? Umm, guys, you do know anyone can edit it?
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It's like the website, but you have to actually go to it in person! Amazon is building more real bookstores.
The rise of Amazon is widely cited as one of the reasons that fewer and fewer physical bookstores remain in business. However, it appears that Amazon is looking to open another new physical bookstore, which could pave the way for an even bigger expansion down the line. Via Mashable, The Financial Times is reporting that Amazon is planning to create a new Amazon Books in Chicago, which coincides with previously announced plans for stores in San Di...
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I would love to see a @SpaceX response to this, where almost all the parts just say "SpaceX" as their manufacturer
https://twitter.com/FalconGridFin/status/769958895481593857

Can you say "spreading around the pork fat"?
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Regrettably, us, since we got a Taco Bell a few months ago in our little coastal town. I think the novelty is finally starting to wear off...
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How's that for a way to get rescued?
“This guy with no clothes was running out of the cave, waving his arms out.”
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Interesting. Good that they're trying to do something systematic about the problem and not just responding to individual incidents after the fact.
 
The "neighborhood social network" Nextdoor started to develop a nasty racism problem a while ago: people were using it to identify and discuss "suspicious behavior" among their neighbors which was often nothing more than "being in our neighborhood while dark-skinned." This started to become the reputation of the company - and the company decided to do something about it.

This article is about how minor user interface tweaks can profoundly affect user behavior. By injecting friction at the right point, you can significantly change how people behave - and in this case, substantially reduce the problem. It's a good lesson in UX design, and even more so a good discussion of how subtle cues shape people's behavior in a system.

h/t +Amber Yust​
'We hated the idea that something we built would be viewed as racist,' said Nextdoor's CEO. So the company decided to do something about it.
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Chancellor, Alabama - Eugene, Oregon - Seattle, WA - Los Angeles, CA - Vista, CA - Escondido, CA - Hurst, TX - Pensacola, FL - Radcliffe, Kentucky - Renton, WA - Des Moines, WA - Kirkland, WA - Redmond, WA - Seattle, WA
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I think, I dream, sometimes I write it down. People seem to enjoy it when I do. www.YorkWriters.com
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(Check out my "Panorama Beach" Florida mystery series, and my "Clockwork Cowboy" steampunk western series, plus other work, at your favorite book or ebook vendor...)

I tell stories.  I'm not a writer.  That's secondary.  I tell stories, and I can tell them in may forms.  Sure, mainly I write prose fiction, novels and short stories, but I could have made movies, or computer games, or shoot photo-cartoons using action figures (and in fact, I've done all those things too.)  It's all storytelling to me.

I am fascinated by the world around me.  I love science, technology, and the way they fit in with the world of people and emotions,

In particular, I have, since I was in infant, been fascinated by space exploration, and I'm a keen observer and commentator of those efforts to this day.  I hoped I'd live to see us land on Mars.  Now I'm just hoping my grand-kids might see it, or something as profound.  

But I see signs of the long log-jam breaking, of new light that might get us off this lovely little ball of rock that we take for granted as our eternal home, and that excites me.

Science, tech, and the human equation, those things are frequently the subjects of my stories, but not always.  I love characters: the quirky, twisted, fascinating possibilities of human existence.  Give me a couple good characters in an interesting setting, and I can run all day without a Big Idea in sight. 

I can be cynical, and I am always sarcastic, but I still believe in the future.  I still believe in truth, justice, and the American ideal.  I believe we can be better than we are.  I believe someday we will be.  I believe in heroes, because they remind us what we could be, if we only tried a little harder.

My wife, Christina F. York tells stories too.  She's written science fiction, fantasy, and romance, but these days she mostly writes mysteries under the names Christy Evans and Christy Fifield, with the second book in her cozy mystery novel series about to hit print.

Two writers, several cats, and a house by the sea.  Now that's an adventure.  Let me tell you the story...

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National-best-selling author of over a dozen published books and many short stories.
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Author of Mystery, Steampunk, Fantasy, and Science Fiction
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Writer, thinker, observer, maker of things both aesthetic and functional
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  • National best-selling Writer
    1975 - present
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