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Scot Stevenson
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  • Universität Essen, Germany
    Medical School, 1987 - 1994
  • Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, Germany
    Journalism Graduate School, 1996 - 1997
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Reads, writes and codes.
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Scot loves to read and write and spends his life in a constant state of low-level irritation that he can't do both at the same time.

My public postings on Google+ are mostly links to science, medical, and technology news as well as Americana and computers, presented without comment. Please note this is stuff I find interesting for one reason or another without regard to my personal opinion. In other words, I also link to texts I disagree with but think are worthy of wider attention. 
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Built my own study from scratch, desks and all. Building an 8-bit computer from scratch, writing my own Forth in 6502 assembler.
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In case anybody is wondering if there is a story behind No Man's Sky, this is what Reddit has pieced together. SPOILERS, obviously. Given the size of the game and the depth of the story known so far, I'm beginning to wonder if a major problem is the limited attention span of your average gamer. There is obviously a lot that hasn't been discovered yet.
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In 2014 the oil-rich kingdom, under the late Saudi King Abdullah, introduced a series of new laws which defined atheists as terrorists, according to a report released from Human Rights Watch.
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheism in hundreds of social media posts. The report carried in Al-Watan says the 28-year-old man admitted to being an atheist and refused to repent, saying that what he wrote reflected his own beliefs and that he had the right to express them. The report did not name the man.
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"The conversation we've been trying to have about this has dipped below public consciousness now, and that's fine," Comey said at a symposium organized by Symantec, a technology company. "Because what we want to do is collect information this year so that next year we can have an adult conversation in this country."
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It all started with this marketing thingummy from BioWare where they got a local blacksmith called Shawn Cunningham to forge a real life version of the Inquisition Longsword from the Dragon Age-iverse.
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"The C programming language has a score of 11.303%, which is its lowest score ever since we started the TIOBE index back in 2001," writes Paul Jansen, who manages the TIOBE Index, in a preface to the August listings.

C on its way out? There is hope for humanity.
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I just started doing C again. Its the language of small devices and I don't think that any of the more dynamic languages will catch up there, since they require too many resources.
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Google last year announced the installation of Wi-Fi hotspots at Indian stations. Already, 1.5 million people are now using free Google Wi-Fi at 19 stations.

Dear Google - Berlin, Germany, really isn't that far from India ...
Tech giants don't want to live in a world where someone else makes the world a better place better than they do.
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Gary Kildall was a pioneer of personal computer software. He wrote programming language tools, including assemblers (Intel 4004), interpreters (BASIC), and compilers (PL/M). He created a widely-used disk operating system (CP/M). (...) With their permission, we are pleased to make available the first portion of that memoir, along with their introduction to it and previously unpublished family photos.
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[T]he 10-year-long rule about classifying research done for the UK government has now expired, and Shawyer has made four papers publicly accessible on his website for anyone to read. "I daresay America will have a lot to say about it, but it's not really new. It's all been done before 10 years ago. If you bother to go through the [declassified] papers, you can see the levels of thrust we achieved are significantly higher than the levels of thrust that Nasa Eagleworks has got," he said.
Dr José Rodal says the paper has been accepted by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
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[T]he world’s largest national basic income experiment represents a big leap towards experimental governance, a transformation that has been given strong emphasis in the current government program of the Finnish state. Additionally, the Finnish trial sets the agenda for the future of universal basic income at large. Its results will be closely followed by governments worldwide.
Finland is about to launch an experiment in which a randomly selected group of 2,000–3,000 citizens already on unemployment benefits will begin to receive a monthly basic income of 560 euros (approx. $600). That basic income will replace their existing benefits. The amount is the same as the current guaranteed minimum level of Finnish social security support. The pilot study, running for two years in 2017-2018, aims to assess whether basic income...
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Fox News’ chief rival isn’t CNN, The New York Times, or even Facebook. It’s time. The average age of a Fox News viewer is about 70. The average life expectancy of a white American male is about 80. Fox News may continue to trounce CNN and MSNBC, but mortality will provide awfully stiff competition.
The average age of a Fox News viewer is about 70. The average life expectancy of a white American male is about 80.
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Bit of a confusion here between life expectancy [at birth] and life expectancy [at age 70] - I would guess the latter figure would give a 70 year old a bit more than 10 years remaining life, on average.
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The world's first cancer vaccine was administered in Australia exactly 10 years ago. Since then, the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine has been rolled out across 130 countries and halved the number of new cervical cancers. (...) "If we vaccinate enough people we will eliminate these viruses because they only infect humans. And in Australia there's already been a 90% reduction in infections in the 10 years the programme has been running."
The world's first cancer vaccine has halved the number of new cervical cancers ten years after it was first administered in Australia.
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When the system is turned on, the main PCIe slot connectors have a LED light that implements a slow breathing effect. Speaking with the motherboard product managers, it turns out that users do not often know which PCIe slots are suitable for maximum bandwidth, and this is designed to help.

This was a problem when adding graphics cards for our multiseat system. Nice solution.
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+Andrew Bradford I can't imagine which ones.. GFX cards are all 16x anyways, and the only other common cards with slightly higher power drain are fibrechannel and optical network (10G/40G) cards for the lasers, but those usually work fine with the power they can get from the 4x/8x slots
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