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Ships really don't change that much and most last 30+ years.  The Type-26 Frigates just starting to build will still be in service, the Type-45 destroyers just commissioned may still be in service, and the QE aircraft carriers (30 years into a 50 year service life) will likely still be the center of the fleet (assuming no significant budget cuts).
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Futuristic images of what Royal Navy vessels could look like in 2050 have been developed by British scientists and engineers.
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I hope they don't do that kind of stuff I don't like rockets and shit I like big guns like the uss Iowa 16 inch guns oh baby the sound of those firing battleships may not be created today but they are in my opinion the best ships ever built
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Carbon credits don't work. It is just a sneaky way to hide taxes in our energy bills. The only reliable way to reduce CO2 is to make renewables less expensive and more reliable than oil/gas. Then people will use them voluntarily.

For example, I purchased solar panels for my house with the promise of 65% tax credits. Payback for a capital expenditure in self generation of 4-5 years. I think if you hide that positive tax credit the same way you hide negative carbon credits the uptake will be even quicker. Paying 35% upfront advertised price with the solar suppliers getting the subsidy is cleaner and will drive companies to be more creative.
A loophole enabled Russian factories to benefit from destroying industrial waste it created
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Yeah, our whole property is tree bound. 
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While the greatest minds of our generation worry about artificial intelligence, networked monkey brains sneak in as the real threat.
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Bet they don't make them read 1984 either. Newspeak prevents the formation of ideas and makes it difficult to be subversive. Orwell was right.
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The more granular you define people, the more they rebel, and the more people you insult. If they really want identity neutrality, they shouldn't ask, except in cases where it is medically relevant ( which has nothing to do with identity ).

It is far more segregationist to sort people into buckets.
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Robots and AI are a great opportunity, freeing people up to innovate. While the article is balanced, the headline is fear mongering.
New technologies provide unparalleled opportunities for businesses but they also pose a threat to their employees. Marc Ambasna-Jones asks how automation can be managed so the benefits can be felt by all
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Not just "in the cloud." Imagine ordering fast food (drive-thru or not) from a tablet and pulling up to get the food where the assembly line dispenses what was ordered. It could be all automated-except for a "oops" employee. Even the IT gal could run more than one store. Where do those jobs go? Same for pharmacies, etc. Some labor is required, but significantly less than today. Not if, but when... Then, what happens? Social state or ... ?
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This is a story about risk taking and leadership. Plus something very odd. Do employers really worry about GPA of new graduates? Do universities unintendedly steer students to easy majors?
As a woman who pursued a male-dominated field in computer science, Lisa Seacat DeLuca encourages young girls to take the harder road in their career and education.
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10 years old, Northwoods Mall theater (one screen), totally sold out, sitting on the arm rest and leaning against the curtain wall at the right side of the theater.

Five years after the last moon landing. Ready for the next chapter, wish humans were still going to space.
For people — especially kids — in 1977, Star Wars captivated and inspired. Count J.J. Abrams among those moved....
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The IoT investment in IBM is fairly large.  Bluemix is built on Cloud Foundry, and it has some good tutorials.  The ARM MBED is a great starting place.  Plus with Bluemix you can hook into a significant software back end, including Watson.  
The DeveloperWorks Recipes forum will offer technical tutorials on connecting remote devices to back-end cloud systems.
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540 million users, only half of which are active. So 270 million people. I'm having a hard time finding a failure.

I think there is actually a market for more focused social networking. It works for dating and job hunting sites. 
Users of YouTube and other services will no longer need a Google+ account to join, in attempt to downsize reach of failed rival to Facebook and Twitter
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Example of a build it yourself story.
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The tragedy of Tommowland.

This movie has a positive message about creativity and a positive attitude, but the theater was empty.   With so much of young adult fiction being apocalyptic this is a message that needs support.   
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Maybe it will get some viewers on video.  
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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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