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Today I would rather be in a library
From Star Wars to Harry Potter via Oxford’s Bodleian, DD Everest celebrates the joy of magical libraries
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Every day is better in a library. They're tranquil and smell of books. That's a beautiful thing! 
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I can go into space now
How a team of engineers helped NASA solve a mission-critical problem.
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Need a bigger turnout on election day in your country?
Try the Australian method.
 
America should adopt the Australian tradition of the Democracy Sausage
#election2016  
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Ripper story there +Alan DeWitt ! The idea of the democracy sausage is that it's easy to prepare and eat while standing in the queue, so the bread is to soak up the sausage dribbles and sauce - I'm not sure how bacon would go? Perhaps Americans are neater eaters than Aussies? Anyhow, whatever you do, we want to hear about it!
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"Both the US Department of Defense (DoD) and NATO have put out requests for military-related apps built on blockchain, a decentralized digital ledger system. "
"DARPA, wants to use blockchain to create a secure messaging service."
" NATO is looking at more traditional uses—using blockchains to make military logistics, procurement, and finance more efficient."
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Blockchain can be used for secure messaging and more efficient operations.
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I put together the plant stands

Watch out for the tea it is spiked 
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Ahh. Still, a lovely plant stand.
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Be careful when you open a can of worms
 
An interesting take on this situation...
Paramount Pictures’ copyright suit against the crowdfunded fan film ‘Axanar’ could very well turn out to be a no-win scenario for the beleaguered studio.
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Trek ain't Trek, at least to me and Abrams re-imagining offends my TOS sensibilities. It's NOT canon and frankly, Axanar most certainly is. I've helped fund Axanar purely on that basis. As the article says, if Paramount persist, they most certainly will fail and the Axanar film, which has progressed remarkably, will be completed by a Phoenix that Alec Peters creates to do exactly that. Kobayashi Maru??? This is a real no-win scenario that even Kirk couldn't re-program.
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This won't be an easy read for some. PTSD, War, Violence, Suicide
Looking at brain injuries caused by proximity to explosions.
PTSD having identifiable [post -mortem :( ] symptoms.
A new study supports what a small group of military researchers has suspected for decades: that modern warfare destroys the brain.
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Yeah. They can stop waiting till death to confirm now. They've got plenty of subjects what with Obama currently having troops on ground in seven countries - no, he did not end Vietghanistan, nor did he end Iraq in any way - and his cool little trick of forced multiple tours to avoid a draft. Vietghanistan alone has brought home enough suicides on which to test. Daily, I mean. Still happening.
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Curious example of risk management. Also gives the nefarious a price to aim for.

"The poll also found that a third (33 per cent) of UK companies are now building a ready stockpile of digital currency (for example, Bitcoin) in case of ransomware attack, with over 35 per cent of large firms (those with over 2,000 employees) willing to pay over £50,000 to regain access to important intellectual property (IP) or business critical data."
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The actual backing up could not be simpler nowadays. The process of keeping it offline after it is done and the schedule of backing up is what companies seem to be experiencing incredible anxiety about. It is quite remarkable.
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The 600 tonnes refers to
" 600 tonnes of melted debris fuel and a mixture of concrete and other metals are likely to be there.""
The headline is wrong (surprise)

But the technology to make it safe has to be invented

"It will probably cost more than $240 billion"
Factor that into any planned nuclear power stations costs.
There is a reason you can't get commercial insurance as a nuclear power plant operator
The operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant reveals 600 tonnes of reactor fuel melted during the disaster, with the exact location of the highly radioactive blobs remaining a mystery.
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Not true. Also misleading in the context of an era that has heavily employed science. Statistically, this is insignificant if it is destruction, suffering … death that is the objective to diminish.
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When too much capitalism isn't enough 
Congratulations to Paramount, which is finally in court on a $27 million lawsuit for failing to actually place a product from a product placement deal. Yeah. On one side is Paramount, the studio behind the Transformers franchise, and on the other side is a Chinese business who paid them to put even more logos in the movie. Can neither side win?
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I should rewatch blakes7

The crossover might have been interesting 
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I need to make time to do everything. So many choices not all of them good 
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I know some of you have had these
 
Kidney stones up close. #crystals #kidney #microscopy via Hashem Al-Ghaili
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It's strange +Mark Zero​, the things that can cause kidney stones vs the things that help pass them. Often, they're contradictory. In my case, I fall into a very small minority (as does my mom) where my body naturally produces a high amount of uric acid, and I will have one every five to seven years.

I won't lie - it's awful. It's this searing pain that originates in your lower abdomen and back and feels like a very raw and constant stabbing then ripping sensation, rendering you unable to walk, only crawl, to the bathroom, hopefully in time to vomit violently. It's like nothing I've ever experienced, and I've had pancreatitis, brain surgery, and six tattoos. You WELCOME the IV prick and hope it will be painful, just to distract from the horror of your reality. It really is that bad. 
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