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If you haven't seen it yet, check out Mr robot. First TV series that portrays hacking realistically. Though the main theme is inequality.
See the link for the Google Talk with director and Christian slater 
USA Network premiered their highly anticipated hacker drama, "Mr. Robot." This is the perfect opportunity to check out episode 1 through 5, starring Christian Slater (Mr. Robot), Portia Doubleday (Angela) and Rami Malek (Elliot) as they all came together in their first season debut.
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Car companies trying to slow down autonomous vehicles best beware. #Google now has a #car company 
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For those who haven't read Kurzweil yet
 
Who is Ray Kurzweil?

He has received 20 honorary doctorates, has been awarded honors from three U.S. presidents, and has authored 7 books (5 of which have been national bestsellers).

He is the principal inventor of many technologies ranging from the first CCD flatbed scanner to the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind. He is also the chancellor and co-founder of Singularity University, and the guy tagged by Larry Page to direct artificial intelligence development at Google.

#TGIF #Friday #RayKurzweil #Predictions #Google #AI #SingulsrityUniversity #nanobots #magicleap #peterdiamandis #lawofacceleratingreturns #technologies #futurists #turingtest 
In my new book BOLD, one of the interviews that I’m most excited about is with my good friend Ray Kurzweil. Bill Gates calls Ray, “the best person I know... read more
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Bijzondere oorsprong, maar voor de hand liggend. Hoe realiseer je een afgedwongen transferunie zonder politieke unie 
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We zien de eurocrisis als een verhaal van schuld en boete. Noord-Europa is deugdelijk, Zuid-Europa zondig. Maar dat is een totale misvatting. Als we de eurocrisis ooit willen oplossen, moeten we er anders over denken. Hoe? Het antwoord is, je gelooft het niet, bij de nazi’s te vinden.
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The rumors of Glass' demise were of course greatly exaggerated
 
One change: Workers will be able to attach the device to an existing pair of glasses.
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+Rik Stigter+Paul Schoonhoven​ it's just a matter of desensitizing everyone I think. As Paul mentioned, the privacy issues were a bit exaggerated. So introduce it first as a workplace device, let people establish a code of conduct and then let everyone use it. And indeed, you can't limit its use 
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En niet alleen in de oliesector: Financiële dienstverlening gaat net zo hard. 
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Nieuws in beeld: Bijltjesdag in oliesector - nws.fd.nl/1Itx2zK 
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#Hitchiking #robot that successfully traversed Canada, Germany and the Netherlands was destroyed in the US. Why am I not surprised 
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I am not surprised either. Hitch hiking is illegal and for a reason. They need to pick another country where the people are more civil.
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Whether you plan to buy the new Moto X or not, hope that it is a smashing success. This is the approach to making a phone that we need every manufacturer to consider.

#android   #motox   #motoxpureedition  

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Whether or not you plan to buy the new Moto X Pure Edition when it arrives in September, you should be rooting for Motorola to sell record numbers of them. This new direct-to-consumer approach from a brand like Motorola is something that could help continue to change this industry for the better ...
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Eens, Bregman altijd goed.
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Het eerlijke verhaal over het huidige Europa

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"Nederland en Duitsland hebben zichzelf wijsgemaakt dat ze part noch deel hebben aan het Griekse drama. Ze hebben een collectief, Europees probleem gereduceerd tot een schuld-en-boeteverhaal. De vraag is nu: hoe lang nog? Hoe lang kan een muntunie blijven bestaan als ze gebaseerd is op dwang en chantage, als ze tweespalt zaait, xenofoben en neonazi’s de wind in de rug geeft en al helemaal niet kan leveren waar het ooit om begonnen is: economische voorspoed? En wat zal er gebeuren als de volgende luchtbel knapt?"

"‘Het gaat beter dan ooit met de euro,’ zei Dijsselbloem vertelde dit in Nieuwsuur, waar hij weinig kritisch werd geïnterviewd door een slecht geïnformeerde presentator. Dijsselbloem nadat Griekenland had gecapituleerd. Hij deed denken aan de Iraakse minister van Informatie die, zelfs toen de tanks al binnenrolden in Bagdad, bezwoer dat er niets aan de hand was."
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Jarenlang geloofde ik dat er een ander Europa mogelijk is: een unie met meer solidariteit en democratie. Maar deze zomer ben ik gaan twijfelen. De vraag is nu: hoe lang nog? Hoe lang kan een muntunie blijven bestaan als ze gebaseerd is op dwang en chantage?
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Indeed. Hunting for any other reason than food is absurd, and killing these magnificent creatures is downright criminal IMHO. Why don't they let that Palmer guy loose unarmed in a pack of lions. Even the score
 
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The outcry over the killing of Cecil the lion suggests a strategy for saving the many other lions that are threatened by hunters. What if they too had names? All of them. People have been killing a lot of lions for a long time. How many? In a major report in 2009, a report the International Union for the Conservation of Nature estimated that hunting tourists killed 105,000 animals per year. That included 3,800 buffalo, 800 leopards, 640 elephants...
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Raising and killing an animal for food does not exclude making it have a decent ("humane") life. All it takes is legislation.

Re hunting though: (over)population- or pest-control can be a valid reason for trapping and hunting IMO. 

One opinion of someone who can't see the difference of hunting an endangered species for sport and killing a bred animal for food : I care less.
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Dangerous talk, and indeed political tempers are flaring all over Europe. Hope we come to our senses before this all gets out of hand
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For the pony-tailed leader of Spain's Podemos movement, the Leninist lesson of Greece is that revolutionary forces must show an iron fist
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I'm a LOTR-fan as well! And we have a Hobbit house here in the village. Really!
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This is no surprise: Lagarde made it clear when the "deal" was struck that debt relief would be necessary. So while the EU leaders firmly avoided that topic, the IMF puts it right back on the table. And rightly so: why would Asian and African countries that are significantly poorer than Greece continue to send money to them when everyone sees that the current situation is untenable? 

Debt relief, and serious debt relief, is needed to get to a point where Greece can recover. But that's probably political suicide in Germany right now. So the situation will be very interesting: I still maintain that Greece will go bankrupt. The only question is whether it will be inside or outside the Euro zone
 
This makes Tsipras' motivations much more clear: the other two members of the Troika are caught between the IMF and Greece. If Greece is not offered substantial debt relief by its creditors, then the Eurozone will have to cover the bailout without any outside assistance. 

This gives the Eurozone three options:

(1) Reject the IMF's assistance, and boot Greece from the Eurozone notwithstanding the success or failure of its reforms. You might call this the Schauble option. It might be acceptable to Germany and the Nordic states, but appears dangerous to the other European debtor states and would likely be unacceptable to France. It also expends diplomatic credibility simply to punish another state -- not necessarily a rational decision.

(2) Refuse to render debt relief, and come to a Troika-Greece agreement which covers the IMF's anticipated share. This cuts off Europe's nose to spite its face. It's possible that Germany thinks that avoiding moral hazard is important enough to pay a couple tens of billions of dollars, but it's quite unlikely that anyone else in the Eurozone would agree to these terms. Why leave free money lying on the table?

(3) Come to an agreement with both the IMF and Greece, rendering debt relief while bailing out the Greek government. Note that this option is perfectly identical, from a purely utilitarian perspective, with the option where the Eurozone declines IMF assistance, up to an amount of debt relief equal to the anticipated contribution by the IMF. This would likely be acceptable to anyone, and Germany would bear a substantial diplomatic cost for refusing it.

It's a nice, elegant trap. I hope it works out -- but the Eurozone seems to be committed to shooting itself in the foot. I'm not confident.
The International Monetary Fund’s board has been told Athens’ high debt levels and poor record of implementing reforms disqualify Greece from a third IMF bailout of the country, raising new questions over whether it will join the EU’s latest
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Great cafe. They specialize in Whiskey, have a great collection of single malts. Sunday night after 10pm you can drink them at half price. Also a pretty good collection of beers. And great service
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Good, if not spectacular hotel. Service was excellent, Internet connectivity in my room wasn't great though. Clean room, decent size.
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Food is great, but the atmosphere is that of your average football stadium: very busy and loud
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Good Mexican food. Decor is ok. In general very good service. A plus: it has a basement playroom for kids, so if you're looking for somewhere you can take them along, this is a good place
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I use this pizzeria to order pizza's all the time. Usually, good to very good. The del Signore is my personal favorite. Delivery times are usually pretty fast too
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Excellent dining for a very reasonable price! The food is at the level of a very good restaurant, yet you can have a 6-course meal for 32 euros. Small details separate it from a top restaurant (e.g. orange juice from a bottle instead of freshly squeezed), but I'd highly recommend it to anyone
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Goed grill vlees, shoarma. Bezorging duurt soms wel even
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