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I'm an IBMer, and normally don't shill the company wares, because I'm not marketing, but this is cool.
Ethernet IoT Starter Kit. This starter Kit for IBM IoT Foundation provides the user with a slick experience, getting data from the on board sensors into the IBM cloud within minutes of opening the box. It is particularly suitable for developers with no specific experience in embedded or web ...
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Apache Storm is one of those projects you can feel will be big soon.
 
The project, dubbed StreamFlow, is designed to make working with the Apache Storm, a free and open source distributed real-time computation system, much easier and more productive.
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Memristor based servers next year. New operating system called Linux++ (wonder if it is open source?) to be replaced by another OS called Carbon. Title indicated servers next year but article said 2016 before chips ship.
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This opinion piece is a load of crap. Pure politics at its worst.

Conservatives made liberal a dirty word, forcing people to identify as progressive. Then progressives bashed the grass roots non-one percent tea party with untrue accusations. They were real people in the majority of cases, asking for the same fair playing field. Against both corporate welfare and privilege, and over bearing hand of large government.

Blinders that only see left are as bad as ones that only see right. Both see the wrong solution.
Democracy is worth fighting for. Regardless of the president's popularity, progressives need to get involved in this election and fight for candidates that hold our values....
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Intelligent computers will start displacing some jobs, and surprisingly high level ones. While we aren't at the level of true AI yet, smart enough tech can perform many tasks. Think of productivity gains where a computer assists a human perform tasks.
Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee on the future of farming, work and computing
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More on the collective brain for robots.  Connect a robot to the internet and they will learn from each other.
Robo Brain is a cloud-based repository that enables robots to learn from each other
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Giving children computers to use at home might help academically.  It may not.  I've seen and read about many others who have already seen, that there is an education establishment that resists change and shoots down anyone that is trying something new.  Jaded by fads and thrown over the wall reforms, they've learned that nothing works, to resist everything, and just wait out reformers.

Education is packaged as a collective activity where every student benefits from a common activity, but it is really a mob of individuals striving for a unique future.  As the article states, 1-2% of the kids getting a free computer at home used it as a springboard to success.  Looking at the collective, its a failure, but for the individual student is changed their life.

http://fossforce.com/2014/08/an-educational-crap-shoot-with-linux-as-a-player/
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Beer is a popular startup in Asheville. Wonder why?
No disrespect to San Francisco or Brooklyn, but we wanted to identify the next wave of cities building an ecosystem to turn innovators into entrepreneurs.
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;^)  That too.  It's a great favor to me.
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This is a fun little project.  The neat part is the Hat's they are creating for the Rasp-Pi that add real value.
Learn to make Printed Circuit Boards, start 3D Printing and create real Hardware products!
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It shocks me that breakthroughs like this are not front page news.
100MW reactor small enough to fit on back of a truckCleaner energy source could be in use within 10 years
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There was a lot of attention given to fusion in the 80s as well. 
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Microsoft buying Minecraft. Great for the developers, less so for the consumers. 
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Hello Mr. Schweitzer,

I know that this may be a little unorthodox to contact you via post, but I am with Preston Residential College at the University of South Carolina and I wanted to  let you know that you are invited to the 75th Year Anniversary of Preston!!! 

Preston College Celebrates 75 Years!
 
In the fall of 1939, the University of South Carolina opened a new men’s dormitory across from Davis Field.  Hailed as the “Waldorf-Astoria” of the USC campus, Preston has been home to generations of students.  Today, Preston is South Carolina’s only residential college with a live-in faculty member and 229 young men and women from all class levels and undergraduate colleges. To mark Preston’s 75th anniversary, the College will host a reception and open house.
 
Sunday, October 5 at 3pm at Preston College
1323 Greene Street, Columbia, SC 29208
 
Enjoy refreshments, music from the 1930s and 1940s performed by the Dick Goodwin Band, and the company of former residents from seven decades
 
More information available at http://preston.sc.edu/75thanniversary.html. Please RSVP to saprestn@mailbox.sc.edu by Monday, September 29 and call 803-777-2415 with questions.
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Big picture view of where robotics are heading.  I especially like the human manned call center to help robots when they encounter something they don't understand.
Robots are a “gateway drug” for getting students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Do you agree?
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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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