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Richard Gaskin
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Yesterday's tomorrow today:
Here’s something I think you’ll find quite interesting... These crazy images were created by French artist Jean-Marc Cote, and a few others back in 1899, 1900, 1901, and 1910. The point being.. Well, basically they were asked to imagine what life would be like in the year 2000. According to Colle…
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Opera made waves back in April when it announced the addition of unlimited free VPN service to its desktop web browser. VPN, or virtual private networking, is a technology that allows people to mas…
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Only 128 more shopping days till Christmas - surprise that special someone:
Cleveland startup Throwflame sells the X15 for $1,599.
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So stylish with your Kevlar tie.
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This is awesome! Too bad we have to wait until 2021 for construction to begin, but better late than never.

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Breakthrough Starshot has examined the impact of stray atoms, cosmic dust.
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Better put a deflector dish on that thing. Deflector dishes can solve anything.
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Will anyone else admit they're paying?
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Don't throw it out - fix it. Bring new life to broken things and make new friends along the way at your local Repair Cafe.

Pasadena holds on every month, the next coming up on Aug 27:
http://www.pasadenanow.com/main/free-repairs-in-north-west-pasadena/

Find a Repair Cafe in your neighboorhood:
http://repaircafe.org/en/
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How federal concealment of software vulnerabilities endangers American security - excerpt:

"The hacker tools' release 'demonstrates the key risk of the U.S. government stockpiling computer vulnerabilities for its own use: Someone else might get a hold of them and use them against us,' said Kevin Bankston, director of New America's Open Technology Institute.

"This is exactly why it should be U.S. government policy to disclose to software vendors the vulnerabilities it buys or discovers as soon as possible, so we can all better protect our own cybersecurity.'"

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-nsa-hacking-20160817-story.html
To penetrate the computers of foreign targets, the National Security Agency relies on software flaws that have gone undetected in the pipes of the Internet. For years, security experts have pressed the agency to disclose these bugs so they can be fixed, but the agency hackers have often resisted.
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Nice to see statistics about and discussion of the real (and declining) rate of violence in the world.
A look at the data suggests this is nowhere near the worst year in history.
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