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By 2100 that'll be 11.2 billion people. The estimates have been adjusted up as population growth continues to exceed estimates. The majority of the population growth is expected in Asia and Africa. According to the report, the problem is caused by lifespan increases more than increased reproduction.
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I thought the 20 billion figure seemed low. And yes, 100 billion people on planet Earth would seem unthinkable.
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Another milestone: Princess and Terri, both in the greenhouse at the same time. There was some initial grumbling / howling / hissing from Princess, but after a little petting and reassurance, Terri was able to come in.

Terri does have a troublemaker streak; a few minutes after Princess dozed off, Terri got up and started to stalk her. We intervened at that point and Terri went back out on the deck. Busted.

This is edge-of-the-seat reality TV, folks.
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They had a knock-down drag-out fur-flying encounter once. Ever since, they've stuck to hissing and howling. Little by little, their tolerance for each other is improving.

Winter is coming... Princess will be inside most of the time. I just want Terri to be comfortable using the greenhouse and heated bed when needed.

Duke already makes use of the facilities. He was a little confused today when he showed up and Princess and Terri were together. He usually has to break up a confrontation between them.

I already like this 'show' better than GoT. :)
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Not 'The Onion'. Huh.
Thousands of people in Mali's capital are flocking to see what it believed to be a religious sign that suddenly appeared on a wall of a toilet.
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How in the name of god (pick anyone of the thousands that have been dreamed up over the millenia) has the human race managed to make it this far and still not really have moved on from the primal ooze?
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Breaking into cars is so 20th century. Just pull out your smartphone, unlock the doors, and remote start the car. Enjoy your free car. Easy peasy!
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Or lock them and have a thief hack in and drive it away-without having to be there, unlock the car, or leave a fingerprint. =D
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Well, look who's checking out the greenhouse when no one's looking. It's Terri the tortoiseshell cat. Yup, I think we'll be having a second kitty soon.
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We moved into this house 35 years ago. Every few years, we'd have the driveway sealed, but otherwise no work was done on it.

A few years back the chipmunks had tunneled under the driveway. Their tunnels can be 30-feet long, with assorted branches. Shortly thereafter, part of the driveway started to sink. There was a deep depression near one of the garages, and it was getting annoying.

So this year, we had the driveway redone. A seven man crew with seemingly every piece of road construction equipment filled the cul-de-sac, and they worked on it for about three hours. They jack-hammered out a large section (they said it hadn't been properly graded initially), and rebuilt the whole thing.

They were meticulous. They moved the red rock away and back from the front plant beds, collected every bit of debris and used a blower to dust the area. They didn't like the level of the street at the end of the driveway (really the township's responsibility), so they fixed that too. It's really nice to see people take pride in their work.
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They said to wait at least six months if we want to seal it, so we figure next summer we'll do it. They said it wasn't really necessary though.
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About three years ago, we brought the earlier incarnation of these:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+MaceMoneta/posts/bvKAg25niLz

At the time, they were $22. Now you can get them for $15 (delivered). We've used them every day, for hours each day. On the phone, listening to music, watching videos. The battery never seems to end - 20 hours of use is a looong time. They charge fast, pair easily with everything, and have easy to use controls. The new version is even prettier and better designed than the old ones. They are comfortable; I've worn them through many a marathon.

The ear cups on the old ones were starting to get ratty after three years of being periodically cleaned. If there's a downside, it's that the cups are not replaceable. But they are so cheap, it really doesn't matter.

So, recommending these a second time.

PS- I've seen people say that they sound tinny. Like many Bluetooth headphones, there are two audio profiles - one for telephony and one for high quality audio. If your OS selects or defaults to telephony use, just switch it in your configuration to get the high quality for music / movies.
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We now primarily get news from social media. While there's a mob mentality aspect, the decentralization also means no oligopoly controls the news we see anymore. Overall, that's a good thing.
Half of the news that appears on Twitter as 'trending topics' goes unmentioned in the traditional news media, and when both sources carry it, 60 percent of the stories appear first on the social network. Those are some of the conclusions of a study which analyzes the dissemination of news on Twitter compared with the traditional media.
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Yes, me too. But if something is happening now I usually monitor a live feed on Twitter. It's like tapping into a global SMS feed. Everyone has a network connected camera in their pocket now, and nothing beats first-person live.
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I think the Post Office is missing an opportunity. They should patent "A Method and Process of Sharing Data Without Providing Information."

The parcel was accepted at Englishtown at 6:24am. It went out for delivery at 8:24am. It then arrived at Englishtown at 9:03am.

So, is the 'Arrived' status out of order and time sequence? Or did the parcel return to the Post Office for some reason? Your guess is as good as mine.
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+Mace Moneta true. Maybe you'll like it better though, but to each their own. I found it provides more details than the other package tracking apps I've used 
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Before planning a big wedding, ask yourself why you're getting married. Is it for the big party? Or is it for a life-long relationship / partnership? If it's the latter, aren't there better things you can put the money towards, like a home? Beginning married life is hard; adding a ton of debt doesn't make it easier.
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your 100 percent right 
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+Project Loon has signed an agreement to put all of Sri Lanka online, making it the first country with 100% Internet coverage:

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/07/29/googles-internet-balloons-will-provide-connectivity-to-all-of-sri-lanka/

According to IBT, the service will be free:
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/google-project-loon-provide-free-wifi-across-sri-lanka-1513136
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A little progress. Terri has been hanging out on the deck, sleeping on one of the chairs or the deck itself.

Princess no longer howls / hisses when she sees Terri. But, at least so far, she won't tolerate Terri coming into the greenhouse (Terri actually tried while Princess was there).

We talk to Terri whenever we see her, and she seems to be very calm. I was even able to walk on the deck to put a chair cushion and towel on one of the chairs for her, and she didn't run.

I think the two cats want the company, they're just not ready to trust each other yet.
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Fan of: Grace Helbig, Chuck, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Alias, Angel, Firefly, Veronica Mars, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Archer, Lost Girl, The IT Crowd, Dead Like Me.

Interested in: Linux, Science fiction, Fantasy, Science, Electronics, Technology, Cryptography, Security, Automation.

Favorite book series:
Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher
Sandman Slim, by Richard Kadrey
Monster Hunter International, by Larry Correia
October Daye, by Seanan McGuire
Imp, by Debra Dunbar 
Laundry Files, by Charles Stross
Foundation and Robot novels, by Isaac Asimov

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    2001 - present
  • Grumman Data Systems (CallData)
    Tech Support, 1977 - 1980
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    Virtual Machine Operating System developer, 1980 - 1995
  • AT&T Bell Labs
    WAN Networking developer, 1995 - 1997
  • AT&T Labs
    WAN Networking developer, 1997 - 2001
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We moved into this house 35 years ago. Every few years, we'd have the driveway sealed, but otherwise no work was done on it. A few years back the chipmunks had tunneled under the driveway. Their tunnels can be 30-feet long, with assorted branches. Shortly thereafter, part of the driveway started to sink. There was a deep depression near one of the garages, and it was getting annoying. So this year, we had the driveway redone. A seven man crew with seemingly every piece of road construction equipment filled the cul-de-sac, and they worked on it for about three hours. They jack-hammered out a large section (they said it hadn't been properly graded initially), and rebuilt the whole thing. They were meticulous. They moved the red rock away and back from the front plant beds, collected every bit of debris and used a blower to dust the area. They didn't like the level of the street at the end of the driveway (really the township's responsibility), so they fixed that too. It's really nice to see people take pride in their work.
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We had these folks build our original deck 27 years ago, and we were so happy with it, we hunted them down to build the replacement. They do a great job, and their prices are very reasonable. We highly recommend them.
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Great service! Jared came to our house to repair our snowblower (no spark, wouldn't start). It runs great now. It's nice that I didn't have to try to get it to a repair shop either. Prompt arrival when scheduled, fast repair, very reasonable pricing. If any of our small engines acts up again, he's the first person we'll call.
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I had cracked a tooth and needed a crown. They took a 3D scan of my mouth, and used an onsite milling machine to make a permanent crown in 7 minutes. It fit perfectly. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable, and they all go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Highly recommended.
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I love Harbor Freight. I love everything they sell, and their surprisingly low prices. Everytime I go there, I want everything in the store. If they had a hitch on the building, I'd probably buy it all and drag it home. It's a tool candy store. Resistance is futile.
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We had some storm damage on our siding, and had Majestic do the repair. They matched the siding perfectly, were very courteous and professional. Their prices were also excellent. We will happily be using them again.
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Great service, excellent communication updates.
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