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Dónal Boyle
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Modern capitalism a la Calvin.

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A very interesting look at an old technology that in some ways is better than our modern equivalent.

Wire rope power transmission systems did, and still can, out perform electricity and other systems over distances up to several kilometers. The key is the lack of energy conversion, which is where most inefficiencies come from, even in modern electrical systems. 

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Sailing at over 65 knots! Amazing.

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This just happened behind my apartment building. #sandy  
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A Soviet nuclear missile base in Germany, now being reclaimed by nature. It's sometimes hard to believe how close that part of history is.

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+Marc Cohen 's presentation about Google Cloud compute given at the @hackreduce meetup in Cambridge, MA, last night. Very interesting stuff with a lot of potential. Now I need to find an excuse to use all that computing power!
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