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G.I. Jeff director tapped to take on more toy-based animation.
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Oh this is so cool! One day were going to get to a point where a handheld tool will allow you to create almost anything using recycled materials. What wonders can a infinite resource society bring? The #ideachannel has a good video about this.

Link in the dublidoo:
http://youtu.be/klQ7bb8bBsQ
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Could +Elon Musk provide the solution to South Africa's crippling power problem? Would this ex-South African make it affordable for us to import and install this in our homes and businesses? Affordable batteries will lower the cost of entry for not just into backup power but grid-tied/off-grid sustainability as well. South Africa is a unique country to launch this in. We have major power and regulatory problems which is going to last for years to come. Yet we have an immensely abundant source of renewable energy in wind, biomass and solar.

We want and need this!
 
Power cuts begone! Elon Musk says Tesla is making a battery for your home http://bit.ly/1CYu4S0
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My favourite service yet the learning curve is steep so I advise to start here.
 
Ready to learn about AWS CloudFormation? Watch our new Intro video & take a self-paced lab! http://oak.ctx.ly/r/2es0g
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Oh wow what a close call. Epic photos seriously check these out. Neither the pilot nor the skydiver were seriously injured when they hit the ground.

#closebutnocigar  
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How they survived nobody will ever know!
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https://web.whatsapp.com/

FIIIIINAALLLYYYYYY!!!!!!! Took em long enough. Still need a mobile number registered though which is a pity and PITA. 
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How awesome is Exploding Kittens? $2 MILLION IN 24 HOURS AWESOME.
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This is a worthy cause, almost makes me want to become a beekeeper overnight!
 
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Well +Gustav Bouwer should tell em bout it ;)
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Just for the record, I'm not against the tobacco itself or that people use it.

Rule no 1 of life: don't be a dick.
Rule no 2: do what you feel is the right for you while adhering to rule no 1.

But these tobacco companies and their evil shenanigans must go:
http://youtu.be/6UsHHOCH4q8  
 
Just Doing My Part To Help With The Tobacco Industry

I watched John Oliver's show on Big Tobacco on Last Week Tonight and am posting this nice photo of Jeff the Diseased Lung in a Cowboy Hat to help out. For those of you interested in watching, here's the link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UsHHOCH4q8

Enjoy!

#jeffwecan  #Marlboro
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Woah this is quite fascinating. Good write up +Lacerant Plainer
 
Shocking discovery : Well not really. I just couldn't resist the headline. Scientists have found bacteria which can live off poisonous heavy metals. The net effect is that some bacteria deposit electrons on the heavy metal, in some other cases, bacteria do the reverse. The result is that the bacteria are actually eating and breathing electricity. While this is not breaking news of any sort, its fascinating by itself.

Bacteria grow wire-like probes : The bacterium grows special wires out of its membrane that transport electrons from inside the cell and deposit them on the heavy metal. Maganese oxide works, but so do other heavy metals like lead. Other discoveries revealed bacteria that are doing the reverse—they scavenge electrons from metal and minerals. The electron exchange completes that circuit. The result is life that eats and breathes electricity. Still, it gets weirder. One of Nealson’s graduate students, Annette Rowe, has found six new bacterial strains dredged from the ocean floor that don’t need a source of carbon at all, reports Powell. They can live off of electricity alone.

Mechanism : Unlike any other living thing on Earth, electric bacteria use energy in its purest form. Experiments growing bacteria on battery electrodes demonstrate that these novel, mind-boggling forms of life are essentially eating and excreting electricity. That should not come as a complete surprise, says Kenneth Nealson at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. We know that life, when you boil it right down, is a flow of electrons: "You eat sugars that have excess electrons, and you breathe in oxygen that willingly takes them." Our cells break down the sugars, and the electrons flow through them in a complex set of chemical reactions until they are passed on to electron-hungry oxygen.

'Eating' Electricity : Nealson's team is one of a handful that is now growing these bacteria directly on electrodes, keeping them alive with electricity and nothing else – neither sugars nor any other kind of nutrient. The highly dangerous equivalent in humans, he says, would be for us to power up by shoving our fingers in a DC electrical socket.

One step closer to a fuel cell? : Researchers would later use the bacteria to construct a microbial "fuel cell" in which bacteria handed off electrons not to rust, but to an electrode that could harvest this current. If some microbes could generate the energy they needed by moving electrons outside their cells, Girguis and colleagues wondered, could others do the same by taking electrons in? "That question brought us back to iron," he said. "The microbes that are the focus of this paper are the mirror image of the ones that eat rust. Instead of using iron oxide to breathe, they actually make iron oxides from free iron."

References, sources and links

http://www.popsci.com/have-we-found-alien-life

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/microbes-breathe-and-eat-electricity-make-us-re-think-what-life-180953883/?no-ist

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25894-meet-the-electric-life-forms-that-live-on-pure-energy.html#.VNb5KS4wBIz

Related paper : http://mbio.asm.org/content/4/1/e00420-12

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140310144000.htm

Additional paper: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/140226/ncomms4391/full/ncomms4391.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microbial_fuel_cell

#science #fuelcell #bacteria  
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There are now 2 providers in South Africa providing AWS Direct Connect, previously announced Teraco and now MTN:
http://www.fin24.com/Tech/Mobile/MTN-links-up-to-Amazon-Web-Services-20150127
Africa’s biggest mobile network plans to directly connect its business customers to the cloud computing offering.
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Connect ALL THE INTERNET OF THINGS!
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WOOP WOOP!!!!
 
Netflix has confirmed that it will be coming to South Africa as part of its global expansion plans
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