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I don't know how I missed this last year.  With all the talk about Lytro (the light-field camera), why isn't there more press attention on light-field display?  Light-field display technology stands to remove the problems with current 3D displays and eye focus.  Think moving holograms.  Oh yes.  Take my money!
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Happy Easter from my emu, Emmy :-)
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How cute
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This is the main lake within the grounds of Stourhead House in Wiltshire, UK. It's absolutely stunning, and will be the venue for the first triathlon I'll be attempting this year.  Only 4 weeks to go!  
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There was a huge magnolia out in full bloom.  Lovely stuff.
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Triathlete injured in unsanctioned drone strike.  It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt.

Take care out there +Robert Scoble :-)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26921504
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Alas, without a dedicated controller using hardware crypto unique to the drone, this will be possible.
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Having recently pre-ordered the 2nd generation Oculus Rift dev kit, I'm not sure I'm delighted by this news...

Facebook are buying Oculus for $2b.

http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/25/5547456/facebook-buying-oculus-for-2-billion
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Good points +Eric Muller - hopefully Mark doesn't want to mess up their vision and can help them along the way.
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Science begins at home. Some flame-test fun (all in aid of GCSE science, of course) :-)  
Let's play "Name the chemicals!"
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I consider it a given for you sir. Probably watched the whole series judging it based one your life of real experience.
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Now we need a commercially-available lightfield display so we can have proper 3D that the viewer can focus within.  

It looks like NVidia have already done some work in that regard: http://www.engadget.com/2013/07/24/nvidia-research-near-eye-light-field-display-prototype/
 
Lytro goes pro
Lytro's first camera came out more than two years ago, a kaleidoscope of a device that was a lot of fun to shoot with but not particularly impressive. It let you focus and refocus a shot after you...
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I actually preordered one of these just for fun. We shall see if it's any good!
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If all the gold ever mined was melted into a solid cube, the cube with sides of 20.5m would fit in an Olympic Swimming Pool.  It's a lot less than I would have imagined.

The small gold sphere, in front of the cash couch, weighs 1 metric ton exactly, with a value over $50 Million dollars.

Source: http://demonocracy.info/infographics/world/gold/gold.html
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Thanks, +Chad MILLER, interesting! 
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Real-time Cyber Threat Map 

Have a look at this very cool visualisation of cyber threats picked up by Kaspersky's security software, as they happen: http://cybermap.kaspersky.com/

And to think this is just a tiny fraction of the amount of malware circulating the globe.  Pro tip: you can interact with the map by clicking on any country to see it’s current statistics.
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A lot of malware is tracked based on the domain and IP of the C2 infrastructure. This one does a pretty good job of that:
http://map.ipviking.com/

I tried to collect and list a few of these visualizations on my blog (http://lockboxx.blogspot.com/2014/04/global-attack-trend-visualizations.html), but in all honesty the intelligence community is light years ahead of these crappy visualizations. The real stuff is tracked by code, tools, tactics, and procedures. 
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If Earth's moon was a single pixel...

...then it would still take ages to scroll to Mars on a touchscreen! Click for a really clear representation of the relative sizes of planets and gaps in our solar system.

http://joshworth.com/dev/pixelspace/pixelspace_solarsystem.html
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False: It only takes 30 seconds. I saw that on MTV.
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Steve programs many systems in C,
And others in Python, PHP,
His languages abundant,
His home-life redundant,
For he writes code perpetually.

I work on Backup Machine - a handy system to backup your website automatically
I also work for Fasthosts Internet in the UK and 1&1 Internet across the world
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Made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs
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    BSc Hons. Electronics and Computer Science, 1996 - 2000
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