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Juha Siltala
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"Perhaps a hardy band of artisans in Brooklyn or Venice, California, will revive the telephone call as a boutique ritual, much as they’ve revived the playing of vinyl records on turntables. Perhaps Google, once it’s perfected the self-driving automobile, will automate text messaging, allowing our cellphones to communicate without any human intervention at all ... Perhaps we’ll just barge in on each other more, like wacky neighbors did in 1950s sitcoms."
When Slate was founded in 1996, people all over the world spent much of their day speaking into telephones. In 2016, as Slate celebrates its 20th birth ...
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Even The Economist feels they need to touch on the subject of the "post-truth" world of politics. This is a worldwide phenomenon, even if a certain American example first comes to mind.
Politicians have always lied. Does it matter if they leave the truth behind entirely?
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<p>In the bizarro world of Miss America, losers smile and winners sob.</p>
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+Juha Siltala juu tunnistin, koitin olla hauska ):
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"If you wanted a vision of the opposite of the open web, then Facebook is it."
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I could say things, many things. :-)
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In 1614, when the telescope was new technology, a young man in Germany published a book filled with illustrations of the exciting new things being discovered telescopically: moons circling Jupiter, moon-like phases of Venus, spots on the Sun, the ...
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In 1629 Galileo wrote the document that got him all the grief. However it is very interesting to note that Johann H Lambert who wrote several books on astronomy and died on this day in 1777 at the age of 49 is quoted as saying 'I am undecided whether or not the Milky Way​ is but one of countless others all of which form an entire system. Perhaps the light from these infinitely distant galaxies is so faint that we cannot see them.'
His major astronomical works were published in 1750 - 1760.
The quote is from +Pat Ballew's blog, he does an on this day for mathematics which is full of serendipity. It is one of the things I try to read every day.

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"Over the past year I have spent nights and weekends designing gear trains, circuit boards, soldering and writing software. The result is a clock. Not just any clock, it is a smart clock that could tell you what time it is on demand. It is internet-connected so you can remotely monitor what time it is in your home."
Problem Statement:In today’s fast-paced world, while juggling work and personal life, sometimes we need to know what time it is.Solution:A chronometer you can hang on the wall.Wake up people.…
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Scientists describe workers trapped for years in "a hostile environment in total darkness."
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I’m a Finnish geek, armchair activist, researcher, musician and sense-maker. I’m a great drinking buddy, but not much of a handyman. I leave marks and stains all over the Internet.
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Once played rock'n'roll in the Soviet Union, which promptly collapsed after that.
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  • University of Helsinki
    Adult Education, 2003 - 2013
  • University of Oulu
    History of Science and Ideas, 1991 - 2002
  • University of Oulu
    English Philology, 1989 - 1991
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