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As Benjamin Franklin once said "Don't trust everything you see on the internet; 71.7% of the quotes, and 97.3% of the statistics, are made up during some online argument or other."
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It's funny how people think of Washington as being very progressive. Just about every place outside of the city of Seattle is quite conservative.  It's just that Seattle has such a large population, it overpowers the other places.
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Could be a nice way way to add processing power and storage to an Arduino. Or sensors to a PC.
 
What is #Windows Remote #Arduino and What Can It Do? http://buff.ly/23O25Qy #WinArduino
This post is an overview of the Windows Remote Arduino library, one of the technologies used in the World’s Largest Arduino Maker Challenge. Windows Remote Arduino is an open-source Windows library…
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Just walked out to the barn barefoot. 
First time outdoors barefoot since, IDK, maybe October?
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Of course they don't count as it! ^
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Huh. Our noble protector of the constitution from tyranny turns out to be an anti-Semitic ISIS fan with Daddy issues.

Wonder if the others have eaten him yet.

Also, he was apparently on G+.
BY JOHN SEPULVADO @JohnLGC This story originally appeared on OPB.org and is reprinted with permission of Oregon Public Broadcasting. Read the original, longer report here. Ten days into the armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, David Fry was looking forward to going home. Shunned by the alpha-male militant leaders in the camp, Fry—a … Continue reading David Fry is the Last Fan Standing in the Malheur Refuge
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It's like a train wreck, but only if the train was a bigoted monster that liked to threaten children and hold towns hostage while then expecting the same people that stop it to let it go on its merry way to terrorize again.

Well, real life is now more twisted and stupid than metaphors apparently.
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And by hundreds, we mean a second book store.
 
The man behind that wild Amazon bookstore rumor will need to take his time pulling his foot out of his mouth.
The mall executive who first ignited the rumor on a conference call with investors is now walking it back.
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Will the AI have a self-absorption algorithm so it can fit in with Kirkland traffic? 
 
The company said when the self-driving car begins operations there will be a test driver in the vehicle to take over if needed.
KIRKLAND, Wash. AP - Google says it will begin testing its self-driving cars in Kirkland.The Seattle suburb will become the third city to see the vehicles on its streets. The company has previously tested the self-driving cars in Mountain View, California,
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+Trung Le I escaped Kirkland, so I'm probably safe until the robotic logging equipment comes after me.
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The (fairly recent) recognition of the role of underwater landslides in tsunami generation is kind of a 'potential good news/bad news' thing for people like me who live the Cascadia fault.
It's maybe good news because the most pessimistic estimates of the size and frequency of Cascadia quakes use apparent tsunami deposits as evidence. But if tsunamis are commonly generated by slides rather than seismic waves, local tsunami deposits don't necessarily correlate to quake size, or possibly even to a quake; underwater slides are probably as inevitable as terrestrial slides (like at Oso), though the scale may be much larger.
So the good news is that if you discount tsunami evidence, then the paleoseismologists who think the Cascadia slips on a 900 year period may be more correct than the ones who say we're overdue for a 300 year magnitude 9.0 quake.

The bad news is that there may be a lot of opportunities for even a small quake to trigger an underwater landslide within the Salish Sea, which is the most densely populated area of the PNW/B.C.
 
Nine people died in Anchorage, Alaska's largest city, from the quake, the second largest in recorded history. Many more were killed by tsunamis.
Deadly tsunami was set off by the second-strongest earthquake ever recorded
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I, for one, was ready to welcome our new robot overlords.
 
"We doubt many people would want their vacuum cleaner to be related to a killbot..."
iRobot will focus on its Roomba empire, leaving bomb disposal to a separate company.
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I'm shocked.
Shocked, I tell you!
 
You mean you aren't thinking straight after receiving 50,000 volts? O_o
17,000 US police departments stunned more than 2 million people in the past decade.
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+Rikki Kuykendall Watt? Ohm my god! Resistance is futile!
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+Sarah Miller 

Also, these might be useful for anyone who feels compelled to wait outside the wildlife refuge overnight under a blue tarp, sniper rifle in hand, waiting for the raid by federal agents that never comes, sigh...
 
If you live in a cold area and have both a passion for photography and a knack for crocheting, here's a fun project for you: photography mittens. Carmen Ja
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+Stephen L Yes, I wear many hats.
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Ravens are smart.  Smart enough that scientists have to be ingenious just to come up with experiments that show how smart they are.  Let me try to describe what they did.

Ravens like to hide food for later use.  They also try to keep other ravens from discovering where they've hidden it: they behave differently when another raven is present, hiding it more quickly and avoiding going back to a cache where they've already hidden food.

In this study, the birds had learned they could look through a peephole to see into the next room.  The scientists then played the sound of another raven in that room (but there wasn't actually one there).  If the peephole was open, the raven acted as if a competitor might be watching it, avoiding revealing where it had hidden food.  But if the peephole was closed, it didn't.

Consider everything that involves.  The raven understood how the peephole worked, understood that other birds could use it just as well as it could, understood that the bird it was hearing in the next room might be watching it when the peephole was open, but not when the peephole was closed, then behaved in a way to manipulate what that other bird would see.

I'd say that compares favorably with the intelligence of a lot of humans.
The question of what sets humans apart from other animals is one of the oldest philosophical puzzles. A popular answer is that only humans can understand that others also have minds like their own.
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+Petter Hehebæk So do I.
All the corvids are cool, but the ravens are super-cool.
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+Tim S  
 
Good news, hipsters: your beard could save humanity.
Microbiologist Adam Roberts went digging through men's beards in search of poop. Instead, he found a tantalizing suggestion of a breakthrough in the global fight against drug-resistant infections
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+David Moralez it awaits only a sufficiently intrepid explorer.
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