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The Copenhagen Wheel (an rear-axle mounted electric motor) was invented six years ago!  They've been taking orders on and off for a couple of years. Finally, it looks like it is coming to market.  They sell at $600, but you want to wait for the multi-geared version at $800.
The wheel adds 12lbs to your bike, which is really light for a battery+motor.  
I probably won't buy one of these - I prefer motors that come with a throttle, not "implicit assist".  It seems to have a software SDK.  Maybe I could use that to provide a throttle controlled by smart phone.  I don't know.
A power assistance device turns push bikes into electric hybrid bicycles
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Place your order here:  http://www.superpedestrian.com/
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Took this flight today, and noticed a blinking white light right under the steady green light.  This light continued to blink throughout.  Eventually I called a flight attendant over and suggested she tell the captain that he had left his starboard turn indicator on.  
She said "That's nothing.  Last last time I flew with this pilot, he got a portion of his seatbelt slammed in the door!"
[OK, I'm kidding ya].
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Interesting and readable article on how a foreign emissary badly  worsened relations between the USA and a foreign ally, through the emissary's meddling directly with Congress.
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Ah yes, that seems more plausible.
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ISIS in "Murica meets ISIS in the Levant..;-)
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FFS America, I can't believe anyone is considering getting Bushwhacked again!
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That's why I rather visit the progress bar... ;-)
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Did you see where the Seattle Seahawks have been failing their driving tests? The examiners concluded that they were making inappropriate passes during their drives…
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Folk singer Christy Moore was named as Ireland's greatest living musician  a few years ago, and I think he still is!   He's great - folk songs for modern traditions, like working on a building site.
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US Interstate 280 connects San Francisco to San Jose.  Some people call it one of America's most scenic highways.   The ridge in the far background, running above/behind the off ramp sign, is also the path of the San Andreas fault (popularized in the 1978 Superman movie).
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Interstate 280...
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Hooray!  Net neutrality passes.  ISPs are now regulated as common carriers, like telco's, as they should be.

Needless to say, lawsuits are being filed by ISPs.
The US Federal Communications Commission votes in favour of tougher internet regulation, upholding the principle of net neutrality.
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Being from Minnesota I view this as normal. The MN Governor is reflecting the values of the people. 
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Oh dear.   Serial liar, coward, and Fox News blowhard Bill O'Reilly has been caught in yet another lie!    Media Matters has the story of him claiming to have been present at the murder of nuns in El Salvador.

I'm slightly surprised that O'Reilly hasn't (yet) claimed to have personally witnessed the landings on the moon.
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Don't be silly - everyone knows that the moon landings were faked. I wouldn't be surprised if O'Reilly was present in the studio where they were fabricated though.
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