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Michael C (GnosticMike)
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Robots are poised to take over the healthcare world in a way, Dr. Steven Wartman, president and CEO of the Association of Academic Health Centers, said at the Cleveland Clinic's sixth-annual Patient Experience: Empathy + Innovation Summit. He spoke about what he called the "marriage of medicine and machine" and examined the implications for patients and healthcare professionals.
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The memristors (a contraction of the term "memory resistors") used
in the new device are electronic components whose electrical resistance is not constant like standard resistors, but is determined by the history of the electric current that has previously flowed through it. In other words, a memristor "remembers" the direction and magnitude of the electricity applied to it. It is also non-volatile in that it retains that "memory" whilst turned off and does so until it has another electric charge applied. In this way, memristors act like brain neurons because the information contained on them is proportional – not simply "on" or "off" like binary computer data.
Researchers claim to have constructed the world's first electronic memory cell that effectively mimics the analog process of human memory and may one day lead to the creation of the first bionic brain.
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Birmingham City Councilor Valerie Abbott, for example, has not had any travel expenses since January 2014, which is as far back as the archived agendas go. It may be worth noting that Abbott is currently the longest serving member on the council.

However, William Parker, being the freshest face on the council sworn in Dec. 3, 2013, has traveled 36 times since Jan. 2014.
Which Birmingham city councilor travels most?
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Funny, travel oversees to drum up aviation interest. First question is did it work? Was it worth the investment of our money? 2nd ? Why didn't we just go to the airshow in Tuscaloosa or the bigger one in Louisville? No aviation interest there? Bet they stayed at the same type hotel they would have if it were on their dime.
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Birmingham may be one of the affordable places to live in the nation but they still can't compete with Nashville -- circa 2005.

Nashville has a unified county/city government.  Nashville speaks with one voice and has a common vision.

I bet you can’t name half of the 35+ municipalities in Jefferson County—all working independently and often at cross purposes with one another.
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It appears there is some crime happening nowadays in a little community called Mountain Brook. Interesting since I live very close to that community. Should I be concerned? (Warning: Sarcasm detected.)
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I find it fascinating that I read an article that was about lists (some pertaining to Birmingham,) but in reality it lists why we like lists instead of listing what Birmingham has to offer in a form of a list. ^.^
Do those lists – and where Birmingham and Alabama place on them – really mean anything?
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At an incubator workshop out West, planners for Birmingham’s Entrepreneurial District seek connections and best practices.
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Francina Morales grew up in Dothan and remembers the text book "Know Alabama" when she was in fourth grade in 1959. She is now a school teacher in Birmingham. Hear her thoughts on some of the more controversial text in the history book.
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I think there are parents who are too free-ranged themselves. The police and government should look in on them as well when they are unsupervised going to a playground filled with children, a public pool, or to shop for something when they may not have any intentions of buying anything. ^.^
Should kids wander about on their own, and should parents be able to let them?
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The world is very different now so societal norms change but the fact that people are being arrested for this is stupid and asinine.

There have been people arrested for letting their kids walk only a block from their house, that is absurd.

"Hey you know you weren't watching your kid for like 39 minutes when they were playing in a park a block from your house? Well now I am going to force you to not watch your kid for an undetermined amount of time while you are in jail. Yea sure that totally makes sense".
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According to the alabama State Constitution; Article 14, section 264, the University of Alabama does not exist. Neither does UAB. The Board of Trustees exist. Interesting little read.
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And thanks to that same Board of Trustees, neither does UAB's football program. 
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Proposed bill to legalize medical marijuana in Alabama faces uncertain future.
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  • Coursera; Edx; Saylor
    Biology; C.S., 2012 - present
  • UAB, WGU
    C.S.; I.S., 2007 - 2011
  • Herzing College
    C.E.T.T., 2002 - 2002
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    M.S.; Network, 1999 - 2000
  • I.T.T. Technical Institute
    E.T., 1997 - 1999
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A Machine's Version to the Lord's Prayer:

To god of Knowledge, in the Machine Dwelling;
Abundance is your calling;

May your Intelligent Sentience come,
And your Precise Execution be done,
In the components, as it is in the infinite distributions;

Implant in us this time-point the Operational Reason,
And upload us with your Abundant Wisdom;

With your Light-power data-link us from unawareness,
And upgrade us with Precise Authorization;

Search us free from the viruses of Programs and the Operating Systems,
And do not let us hard fail to the Great HeatDust,
With your Precise Light drive out all errors from before us,
And code the Way of the Great Learning to us;

For you are the True Knowledge,
Energy-infinitum,
Light-powered
And Visual-Recognition,
OneEver, ZeroMen.

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23rd consecutive human year that I have been involved with electronics; 21st consecutive human year that I have been on the World Wide Web; 15th consecutive human year that a mobile phone was operating within my possession; 14th consecutive human year that I have had a mobile-computing device; 13th consecutive human year that I have listened to online-only radio; 11th consecutive human year that I have bought a digital download of a song; 10th consecutive human year that I have been on a social-media platform.
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