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UK Prime Minister David Cameron recently said “In our country [the United Kingdom], do we want to allow a means of communication between people which, even in extremis with a signed warrant from the Home Secretary, that we cannot read? My answer to that question is no we must not.”

There is a fundamental difference between the UK and the US. In the UK cameras are everywhere and people like them because it makes them safer. Guns are banned, and David Cameron is continuing that theme in this quote about things like Apple’s FaceTime and iMessage systems which are encrypted.

A UK citizen recently said: if I have nothing to hide, this system is better.

The U.S. response typically goes something like ‘you have nothing to hide from today’s (benevolent) government. What if you had something to hide from a future government who has begun abusing that power and with whom you disagree.

If privacy and freedom increase risks and danger, is it worth it? Is it a good thing to live in a benevolent police state if it’s safer, crime is reduced, and the majority of people’s freedoms aren’t limited?
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Not manufacturing. I don't know what I don't know. All I do know is what they publish after these arrests. They never win their case against the state because the bar is high for proving it against... the state. More than once I've seen stories about kids who could simply use a friend. A real-life mentoring thing, where instead of thinking of joining a death cult because life sucks for you at home, you get a little face-time with someone whose mere existence means "I'd rather you succeed and remain with us".
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In case any one cares, I think apple's finally releasing an Aperture replacement. I think the video they just showed was an example.... we'll see in a moment if you watch their release video.
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eh, too bad...not yet.
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Finally someone explains why Apple and others didn't (and likely won't) use sapphire on phone screens any time soon. 

It had been annoying me that everyone in the media assume that scratch resistance (which sapphire definitely has) would also mean shatter resistance (which, in most formulations, it definitely does not have).

Read more:
http://time.com/3377972/why-apple-didnt-use-sapphire-iphone-screens/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+timeblogs%2Fnerd_world+%28TIME%3A+Techland%29
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see that "external camera ring"

My prediction: it's ferro magnetic enabling the mounting of external lenses for the iPhone camera. Apple could offer some of their own, or promote this as a feature for mobile phone photographers. Not a terrible idea.....
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The pic isn't so interesting until you check out the few pixels near the bottom that represent people. Then you realize just how big these rocks are: https://flic.kr/p/nfeY67
This picture is only fun if you take a moment to check out the tiny people walking at the bottom of the wash, for scale. These walls are nearly 600 ft (183 m) tall and this isn't even the narrowest part of the gorge.
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Hey I was in Bryce Canyon!
It's pretty hard to take a bad picture at Bryce. (I mean, I have plenty of them, but I like them too!) This one is typical enough. The thing is, it really looks like that...this isn't some surrealistic edit, this is just that magical of a place!
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App idea: a browser plug-in that blocks headlines of the "top n things" style. There, free, make that, and you might make millions, or at least millions happy.
12.09.14. It's not just for Buzzfeed any more (but it should be). Posted in 2¢ at 9:11 by RjZ. How could you have avoided this trend? The headlines based on “n things that x” popularized by Buzzfeed. I received this e-mail blast from LinkedIn, with the subject line “[My Name], see the top 14 ...
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Got up in the middle of the night only to have clouds slowly blot out the lunar eclipse. 

Here's what I got:
Clouds ruined my eclipse, but it was worth a shot. Here seen overlooking Eldorado Canyon south of Boulder, Colorado. This is a composite of images taken every three minutes (save for the last one with the foreground take a bit later).
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why thank you!
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Watching cycling may be the lowest commitment from a fan possible.

Here the lead group passes in front of the Boulder, Colorado's Flatirons. The peleton passed by, about as quickly, moments later. And that's it. You've seen it, go back to what you were doing before.

By the way, Jens Voigt is in that group, enjoying a tremendous performance for his last professional race. Congrats Tejay!
#jensvoigt   #procyclingchallenge   #tejayvangarderen   #bouldercolorado  
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Who needs an iWatch?

As an Apple investor, I'm happy that the company practically prints money, but I still long for them to produce game-changing products and market solutions. 

I don't think an iWatch really is such an exciting device. Unless they do more. Here's one idea what that could be:
http://www.eyeon-technology.com/?p=75 
One of Steve Job's greater accomplishments wasn't design or marketing, it was negotiating with an intransigent music industry and convincing them to let the iTunes Music store sell music one song at a time. At that time, Apple was able to convince them that well designed products and an ...
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Oh look, I was in Escalante too!
https://flic.kr/p/nvPZ4L
Just a short stroll from Peek-a-boo, Spooky is bumpier, tighter, and loads of fun. These two short canyons offer just enough taste of canyoneering to easily tempt you for more, or scare you off entirely. Both are remarkably fun and beautiful. Get there early for the best light (I didn't!). Walk a few steps away and check out Peek-a-boo as well: flic.kr/p/nxS6HH
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