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Saying good bye to an amazin' 34th year and up at bat for the next one!! Let's go!! (Mets too)
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Thank you Mojojojo! Xo
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Dissolving the boundaries of the human body Your brain can control a machine, and even perceive it as its own body. The VERE project link a human brain to a robot using skin electrodes and video goggles so that the user feels they are actually in the android body wherever it is in the world.

The electrodes measure brain impulses enabling a person to control the robot's actions without moving their own limbs. The idea is to enable severely disabled people to enter the world via a real-life avatar.

Follow today from 09:30  the Innovation Convention 2014 to discover more #EU funded projects live via http://webcast.ec.europa.eu/eutv/portal/index.html or via our live blogging http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/ic2014/index_en.cfm?pg=follow-live 

More projects http://ec.europa.eu/research/innovation-union/ic2014/index_en.cfm?pg=showcase

 #EUIC2014  #scienceeveryday   #science   #avatar   #robots   #robotics   #animatedgif   #sciencegifs  
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HOLY. COW. AVATAR.
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Did you know? That anything you place on the internet is not private, no matter how much restriction you think you have. placed on your data by spending over an hour choosing who can see your photo or not.  Unless it is your device, network, server , etc.,  don't ever think that you have any control of your data.  It is one of the obvious lessons taught by all intrusions and breaches we see on a daily basis; proving that with enough patience and perseverance your information will be accessed. Sometimes, it's just a fat-finger-fuck up (as seen on attached link) that happens more often than you think. So before you share, beware. Also, be absolutely certain that you are 100% okay with it being 'exposed' because most breaches aren't known until discovered by some forensic investigation and reported much later.  

If more people were to understand this, then the attached story would get a shrug and 'ehh, whatever' because it is a social network. However, this logic doesn't apply to our information being shared that is protected by laws and compliance directives such as HIPAA, PCI. If a medical facility, bank or merchant wants to store my data electronically, then I don't expect to see it floating around on the internet. That is where demand for more security, stricter laws and penalties and more exposure to people should be. Instead only those affected will receive emails and letters with a year's worth of credit monitoring for identity theft and some reassurance that the organization has taken steps to mitigate the risk - only for it to happen again in some cases.  

Every day I read about health and credit card breaches that don't have any news coverage, but social networks? oh, noes!! 
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TL;DR: The internet never was a safe place to store anything, but the law should at least protect/represent the citizens when shit gets crazy. 

I think we can all agree that the data we place on the internet is like stuff we put in a locker somewhere; yes, we can assume the custodians might look through our stuff behind our backs but if it came down to us finding out about it you better believe the individual will have laws to either protect us or get after others.

NSA has all our stuff? I figured. Can folks like lawyers, etc. get away with using the stuff? NO. Why? Because 4th fucking amendment/personal property motherfuckers. You take my photos for analysis and data mining without my permission? Just make sure I don't find out about it because  you better believe that I got the law on my side and YOU WILL PAY. 

But alas, this isn't the case. We have gov't agencies saying that it's legal to throw the Bill of Rights out the window and companies can get us to sign away our rights if we were so inclined (even if we don't realize it thanks to shit-inducing EULA's that no one person, lawyer or otherwise, can get through without taking a few naps between tear-filled reviewing). 

The gov't employees (public servants all) need to realize that the Constitution of the USA needs to be upheld before ALL THINGS including public safety, public opinion, and expedience of organizational prerogatives. They are public servants which means they report to US and should be humbled before us. Instead, we continue to see that there is a hegemony running things that finds us to be just a pile of resources to be exploited and rarely considered with in the way of their own vendettas and ambitions. They should hang; politicians first though for enabling this non-sense on their watch.
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These people should just gather together in a single place, have a camera set up so that they can record everyone apologizing for the shit that they fuck up, then fill the place with noxious fumes until there is no more life left in the building. After that, just light the building on fire and have the masses gather around to see the bonfire of hope that there these meddling dick-sticks are finally out of our lives. 
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Scary and inspiring. 
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Chronological photo blog of the happenings halfway around the world from us. The willingness to fight and die for beliefs is an amazing capability that we forget and take for granted sometimes. You may want to translate the page to view the captions, but the pictures speak louder.
Все кадры размещены в хронологическом порядке по мере происходящих событий. 24 ноября, первый многотысячный митинг на Европейской площади. Фото Andrii Bozhok. 24 ноября, первые столкновения митингу...
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Government "Big Data" Request For Information (RFI). Available to the public and responses due by March 31st. Review and respond away!

I only just learned about it. Did you hear about this and do you think it should have been more readily available to the average public? (ie. covered in nightly news, mentioned in local papers, etc.?)
#informationsecurity #sharing #privacy #governmentsurveillance  
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do they even have the manpower to review? or do they expect charted graphs as well?
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Have been craving a really good slice of pizza and caprese salad, but finding a gluten free friendly place was challenging--until now! :) 
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I searched for this after watching a brief cnn video on Melissa Ethridge's opinion that Jolie's choice was 'not brave, but fearful'.  A mother will do anything for her children and after reading Jolie's statement, I can't say I wouldn't have made the same choice if I were in her position.

To be fair, I do agree with Ethridge's statement that the environment inside our bodies plays a big role in cancer and disease development, especially those that are inherited, but there is no proven method to prevent cancer. I am in a high risk for diabetes and high blood pressure because of my mother, grandparents, etc., both of which are preventable, until they become permanent. Fear of developing either is what keeps me on edge about the food I consume and the exercise I get. I grew up watching my mother struggle with both and it is absolutely frightening: needles, insulin comas, vital organs dying from sugar and pressure issues and strokes and more. 

Jolie is in a high risk of developing breast cancer and I am sure watching her mother go through a decade of fighting and then losing to breast cancer was an added motivating factor for her decision to move forward with something that can help lower the risk of developing breast cancer. 

Let's say she didn't opt for this and then develops breast cancer. Is it bravery then to fight the good fight and win or lose? or would fear motivate a person to poison their body with radiation in an attempt to kill it off? All the while sitting there saying to yourself, 'I shoulda, coulda, woulda...'.

Fear, love, bravery. Whatever you want to call it - it is a choice on an avenue that didn't exist before. I am grateful for the technological advancements that can even make this possible. 
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Maybe we just put too much of a negative stigma on fear. After all, fear is what stops a fool and perhaps leads them to wisdom. :-/
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I spent a good 15 minutes enjoying myself on this site. reminds us that the picture is really much bigger than we thought.
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