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I think I'd be a little disturbed by having Deepak Chopra in my pocket. Definitely not meditative.
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So you are saying it's like Schrodinger's cat? I don't know if I have Deepak in my pocket until I look? Thanks John now I'll never be able to look in my pocket again.
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So one of the things that I've come to appreciate about the old Apple ][ days was that it was fairly frictionless to turn on the machine, write some lines of BASIC and see some graphics on the screen. Of course the bar for state of the art back then was pong or space invaders. I haven't really felt that there was anything that was as frictionless for modern graphics.  However I've been playing with +Unity lately and I feel a tinge of that old magic. It's fairly easy to throw some objects into a scene and write some scripts to move them about. I could definitely see recommending to a kid who wanted to learn.
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Scratch is really fun for throwing stuff on the screen and making it move around. Unlike Unity, though, it doesn't scale up to real projects.
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If Neil deGrasse Tyson did superhero comics.
Please don’t point out the flaws in my napkin math.
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I ran across this while looking for some TRON artwork.  Amused.
Vintage tron bike Funny desktop wallpaper download
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Guys, please stop sharing that rumor that Ted Cruz ate a baby once in Canada. There's very little evidence to support it. You're only making things worse.

Although I often see Ted Cruz without a baby, so where IS that baby? SOMEONE must have eaten it, I suppose.

I guess if someone ate a baby in Canada, like Ted Cruz didn't, they'd probably have to leave the country and renounce their citizenship.
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This wins the internet for me today.
““You can use the Apple Watch to pay for groceries at Whole Foods. Simply exchange the watch for up to four items from the salad bar.””
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I love that NonJudgmentalNinja is slowly becoming a thing.
Earlier this week, uber nerd and geek royalty Wil Wheaton posted a link to his blog which introduced the interwebs to Non-Judgmental Ninja. What happened next was magical.
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The SciFi junkie in me really wants Microsoft Hololens to work and be cool but I've been let down so many times before.
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Except for that pterodactyl game that ran on Amigas. That thing was amazing.
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Really? You had to think about it?
 
I think the funniest thing about this picture is the graph in the corner. That means he had to ask the audience to help him answer this question.
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Ooooh, this is my new favorite website. It's a list of all the currently active space-robots that we have exploring the solar system (and beyond).
Current information on the scientific probes sent into deep space by human beings of planet Earth
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MapCrunch - Random Google Street View
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Random Google Street View - teleport to a random place in the world.

Federal Court Guts Net Neutrality Rules | Threat Level | Wired.com
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A federal appeals court nullified key provisions of the FCC's net neutrality rules, opening the door today to a Wild West-style of internet

Surprising new class of 'hypervelocity stars' discovered escaping the ga...
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An international team of astronomers has discovered a surprising new class of 'hypervelocity stars' – solitary stars moving fast enough to e

Robots will remain forever in the future - O'Reilly Radar
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(Note: this post first appeared on Forbes; this lightly edited version is re-posted here with permission.) We’ve watched the rising interest

Tap Less, Say More: Create iOS Keyboard Shortcuts for Common Text Messag...
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Whether it's a dinner inquiry or an arrival time request, everyone has a handful of text phrases they tap out on a daily or weekly basis. Sa

Video: Fly Over Mars Without Leaving Home - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com
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The Mars Express orbiter, run by the European Space Agency, has released an amazing flyover animation of the Red Planet.

The Government Shutdown Was Temporary, Its Damage to Science Permanent: ...
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Missed opportunities and gaps in data will have consequences for years to come

OSM: Spatial Manipulation Toy
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OSM is a unique spatial manipulation toy. It turns in or out on itself over and over, like a flowering kaleidoscope. Plus, they click apart

John le Carré: the spies who lost it - Telegraph
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The writer John le Carré believes fantasy is endemic in the spying game, whether it's a paper-pusher with a persecution complex or the deran

30 abandoned places that look truly beautiful.
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Many people didn’t even heard about these famous abandoned places. Many of these places are really amazing and magnificent, but they're also

The vanishing cost of guessing - O'Reilly Radar
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News Lamp | Home-made robot doing a perfect quadruple backflip.
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Senators introduce bill to break up megabanks
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A small bipartisan group of senators on Thursday introduced legislation that would break up Wall Street's megabanks by separating traditiona

Move Over Peter Thiel, Oregon Proposes Investment Model For Student Loan...
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As college debt skyrockets to over $35,000 per student, the state of Oregon has proposed a novel investment-approach to loans: free tuition

WikiHouse's DIY kits are the open-source way to build a house (Wired UK)
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WikiHouse is the ultimate self-assembly kit: an open-source construction set that lets you build your own home from online templates

You Can’t Have It Both Ways | TechCrunch
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Gun control is control of all guns. This tautology, in a developed society, is non-negotiable. If guns can exist in our country, then gun pl

This Electric Bicycle Hits 27 MPH ... For the Price of a Motorcycle | Pl...
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Finally, an electric bike that doesn't look like a failed high school science experiment. But at what cost?

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