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Autonomous is the key here. The ocean is big and mobile sensors are a great way to find targets.
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I'd like to see Amazon take the role as the warehouse for independent booksellers. 
A CEO of a mall operator says Amazon is planning to build 300 to 400 brick and mortar stores. Why? The last mile matters.
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I think the thought process is right here, but I'm not sure k12 can attract CS skills to teach coding. Most struggle to have adequate networking, or maintain their computers. IT is paid less than industry standard, and teachers probably don't have the skill set to follow a programming curriculum.
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+James Schweitzer - I have to agree.  It would be far better off for schools to consider more magnet-vocab and even IT vendor programs that already exist, than to try to integrate it as curriculum.  I read through the plan and just didn't agree with it.
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Arduino with wi-fi.
For $30, Intel's Arduino 101 board provides an easy path for makers to build a wearable computer, a mini-robot or a smart appliance for the home.
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I've had the space but not the time to build a significant garden. This looks like a fun solution.
The Genesis Gantry. Rigid and lightweight, the Genesis Gantry is constructed from durable aluminum extrusions and 5mm thick connecting plates. Coupled with powerful NEMA 17 stepper motors, the system can precisely position tools in the XYZ space with millimeter accuracy. FarmBot Gantry ...
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I need sun. I love that we live in a wooded area, but it doesn't make for good gardening. 
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+Steven Vaughan-Nichols has a nice article on Chromebooks in education. They are great for K12 when combined with the Google ecosystem of productivity tools. Key advantage is they are easy to maintain and replace. Student breaks one, you can loan them a replacement and not miss a beat. Forget it at home or school, they can do their work from a lab/library system or parent's computer.

The cost of ownership, the ability to continue working without a deep IT support staff, and collaborative by design software stack makes them a perfect solution for school districts.

I like that the relatively lean IT staffs most districts have, can focus on robust networks and additive technology like robots and programming. Not having to focus on reloading OS's or fighting viral outbreaks.
In a world where PC sales continue to slump quarter after quarter, Chromebooks are one of the few bright spots
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We are starting to see the open sourcing of AI. IBM with SystemML, Musk with OpenAI, offerings from Google. Etc...
Non-profit research company OpenAI to seek ‘a good outcome for all over its own self-interest’, say Tesla boss and others donating a combined $1bn
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+James Schweitzer - Yeah, I don't understand all the Windows v. Linux commentary in Embedded.  Windows has long been a non-starter, and Microsoft is finally dumping mobile.  Microsoft's future has been, as I predicted years ago, x86-only, Win32-only, and they will port as much as they can, and use x86/Win32-specific emulation as required.  I mean, they cannot even get MS Office to Win64 because of its own, internal code being x86/Win32-specific, let alone VBA and other issues (ActiveX totally impossible too).

SIDE NOTE:  Yes, I know they have MS Office for Win64 ... but it's not used for a reason, and various components (even those included with MS Office itself) don't exist for it.  ;)
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The importance of tankers is vastly underestimated. The vastness of the ocean requires this asset, especially in the Pacific.

The Marines and Royal Navy are exploring the Osprey as a tanker.

Measure the strength of a navy by its logistics and you see who is still in the fight on the 2nd day.
US Navy appears set to announce a decision on its new UCLASS unmanned carrier-based jet
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Best exhibit at the Smithsonian.
 
We’re taking the ‪Star Trek starship Enterprise studio model back to 1967! Conservation work is underway in the Museum’s spacedock. Catch up on a year of work from analysis of the model’s original construction through the discovery of a hidden example of the ship’s original grey paint. Discover our plans to plan to reinforce the model’s structure, reintroduce lighting effects and recreate the original paint detailing with help from two new expert advisors: http://s.si.edu/StarTrekConservation

See it this weekend at our 2016 Udvar-Hazy Center Open House! More information: http://s.si.edu/OpenUHC

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Labor laws in the US are an issue again. The argument is some workers don't want to pay for union political activism. The unions don't want free riders off their collective bargaining. The underlying issue is busting the public sector union.

I don't see the issue those ways. Since k12 teaching is only happening within a government sponsored monopoly, workers only have the choice of teaching there or not teaching. Artificially lowering the wages people are willing to pay, thus lowering the quality of the education. Assumptions of course since universal education has only been tried as a monopoly.
Conservative justices express support for striking 1977 ruling deeming the collection of fees from non-members by public sector unions as constitutional
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I think, informally, guilds exist today for IT.
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I subscribe to the philosophy that government driven equality leaves everyone equally poor.

The question Scalia asked, is does forced diversity benefit the student admitted with lower standards? Is there an alternative path with better results. And he should have asked does it benefit the overall experience at the University. Does it benefit society as a whole?

I don't understand the black experience anymore than Scalia does, but I do understand the anger I'd feel if my children didn't get into an university because a less qualified person took the spot. While intellectually I could understand some of the reasons why, emotionally it would seem unfair.

I don't know what a fair answer is, but every action has a cost. Scalia shouldn't be vilified for trying to identify that cost.
The US supreme court justice’s comments this week ignore how minorities don’t bow to the yoke of white supremacy, mediocrity and bigotry – they thrive
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+James Schweitzer The journey to the answer is not an easy one, but I agree... The terrain has got to at least be explored.
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This World Refugee Day, Swedish furniture maker IKEA offers up a new design for a shelter that would offer more privacy and comfort than the

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IBM has put a fresh effort into boosting market share for KVM, the open source Linux “Kernel-based Virtual Machine” for x86 servers.

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South Carolina star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney won’t get any special treatment from his new position coach.

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James Schweitzer is an IT Specialist at IBM specializing in integrating Linux and Open Source software into enterprise environments. He has

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Walked in on a Saturday and first thing out of mouth was they were closing in 10 minutes. Model trains are an expensive hobby and I like to support local shops when I travel. Guess they do well enough not to care.
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