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Scott Oldfield (scuttlefield)
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What Events Lead A Man To Have Circuitry Implanted In Him - Regular readers of my posts may already know that I am the proud owner of an NFC implant, one of the questions I am asked the most is “What would lead you to want an NFC chip placing inside your hand” among the many other obvious questions. It is my intention to finally answer many of these questions here. Contents Why I did it (Editorial) What is NFC? So what are NFC implants? What can they be used for? How are they implanted? Why...
What Events Lead A Man To Have Circuitry Implanted In Him. An in depth look at NFC implants. Regular readers of my posts may already know that I am the proud owner of an NFC implant, one of the questions I am asked the most is “What would lead you to want an NFC chip placing inside your hand” ...
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Sometimes unicorns are a lot more necessary than ice cream.
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Yep...pretty much.
 
MRW I walk into Best Buy, or any carrier store...... or most places that sell some form of electronics.

+Artem Russakovskii  I feel like you'd appreciate this.
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On the state of workers in the United States. It's not as good here for them as in much of the world. 
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@BreakingNews: Supreme Court rules 5 to 4 same-sex marriage is legal nationwide in landmark decision - @NBCNews

https://twitter.com/BreakingNews/status/614433884919480320
“Supreme Court rules 5 to 4 same-sex marriage is legal nationwide in landmark decision - @NBCNews”
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Google to Disrupt the App Ecosystem?

Not resting on their laurels, Google may be trying to disrupt the very app store model they've helped to pioneer with their acquisition of Agawi, which allows apps to be 'streamed' from the web.

One obvious use for this would be to enable app 'previewing', allowing users to demo an app without installing it, but I believe there may be another reason: mobile Search.

Recently, Google began including deep linked Search results from apps you don't have installed. This is obviously meant to both deliver more relevant mobile Search results and to encourage app downloads. There is one problem, however: it's an all-or-nothing binary choice, which disrupts the Searching process with an install prompt from the app store. Install the app before opening the result... or don't and go straight to a web result instead.

What if, instead, you could 'stream' the result inside the app without installing it? On the one hand, this would expand your available app ecosystem for opening Search results almost infinitely. Just want to use the app once, without committing to installing it? No problem. Want to see the app 'in action' with a relevant Search result before adding it to your app collection? Go for it! Want to install the app later but not yet? You can do that and still use the app right now!

This could make the app ecosystem more like the web, where the end user can benefit from thousands (eventually millions) of apps while having only a few installed at most, much as one needn't install every website one visits.

In addition, while not currently possible, Agawi's technology might eventually work with iOS, giving Google the same power to enhance their iOS Search experience. While iOS apps may only be installable from the App Store, which Apple controls entirely, there is no obvious reason an iOS app couldn't be streamed. This could even open a new channel for app advertising within Google Search: paid advertising to convert these 'streaming app' users to app downloaders.

Agawi could, in effect, help Google bridge the great disconnect between the web, with its unbounded ecosystem of sites between which users may move fluidly, and the app ecosystem, which historically has been more siloed.
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Holy Rennaissance, Bat Lord! 16th Century Superheros by Sacha Goldberger: http://j.mp/1CW65nL
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You and a friend begin to play a game of Monopoly.

Your friend gets to play using the normal rules. He starts the game with $1,500 in cash, and, every time he passes "Go," he gets $200. He uses two dice to move around the board.

You, however, only get $300 at the start of the game, and you get just $50 every time you pass "Go." You use one die to move around the board.

The two of you play for an hour or so. At that point, your friend has accumulated many properties, built several houses, and has over a thousand in cash. 

You, however, are not doing so well. You have no houses, just two properties (and one is mortgaged to pay for last turn's rent), and your cash is $60.

You then proclaim that the game isn't fair. Your friend agrees. The two of you both start getting $200 every time you pass "Go" and you both use two dice to move around the board.

How long do you think it will take you to even up the game? Or will your friend continue to benefit from the lead he built based on the advantages he had for so long?

That, in a greatly simplified nutshell, is the economics of systemic inequality.

And whether that inequality is based on race or gender or sexuality or religion or some other factor, the effects of long-term, inherited disadvantages perpetuated over generations cannot suddenly be erased simply by giving everyone access to the same rules.
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Yep...this is how I adult.
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Just give us time to explore it first before we change it. Though terraforming another planet is still a big ethical choice that we have to consider, the technology behind it is still impressive.

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/darpa-we-are-engineering-the-organisms-that-will-terraform-mars
The Pentagon is working on technology that will allow it to engineer a new organism within a day of it being found in the wild.
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  • Pacific University
    Clinical Psychology, 1999 - 2004
  • Radford University
    Experimental Psychology, 1996 - 1999
  • Virginia Tech
    Psychology/Sociology, 1992 - 1996
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Radford, VA, USA - Blacksburg, VA, USA - Triangle, VA, USA - Dale City, VA, USA - Wattweiler, Germany - Blackpool, England - Hampton, VA, USA - Beaverton, OR, USA
Nice, large store. Friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable staff.
Public - a year ago
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Wonderful savory pies!!!
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reviewed a year ago
New Seasons as a whole is an excellent store to buy organic, natural, and local groceries. It is locally owned and cheaper than it's major competitor, Whole Foods. This Hawthorne store is on the small size (by design). The aisles are tight and they don't have everything that the larger stores have, but it's rare that I don't find everything that I need. And don't forget, they have parking on the roof. (I missed that on my first visit.)
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Much happier with this service now that they have auto bill pay and paperless billing.
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This is a great place to buy interesting an quirky gifts. The local jewelry and shirts are particularly great. Staff are always very friendly.
Public - 4 years ago
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