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Ships and trains are some of the best options for remote control, and eventually autonomous operations. Much easier than self driving cars.
Rolls-Royce has unveiled its vision for shore-based control centres that will, they believe, one day be used to remotely monitor and control entire flotillas of unmanned ships. The company is now accelerating plans to build a project demonstrator...
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Sometimes it is the subtile improvement that proves game changing. Half a decade from now, this could be powering the Raspberry Pi.
Defense Department-funded researchers at the University of California, Davis and IBM have built a 1,000-processor chip that they say is the most energy-efficient many-core processor ever built.
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The issue here isn't the relatively mild guidance accommodating transgender students, but the generational change, starting with Jimmy Carter in 1976 with federal funding of education. With money comes control, and the inevitable march to marginalizing local control. 40 years from almost no influence to near total control.

Schools must allow transgender bathrooms, Department of Education says
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The guidance letter has wide-ranging implications for more than 16,500 schools that receive federal funding.
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Spend ten to fifteen hours weekly on your own time learning new skills. In most companies, pay for it yourself. Plus company will have only 30% of the workforce in a decade. Sounds peachy.

Financial and time commitments to remain viable is scary, especially coming off another eighty hour week with expectations to meet a Sunday deadline for anther project (Europe timezone for an East coast me). I'm starting an online course in May and another in June, but it seems like so much.

That's the pressure on the middle class. Adapt or become irrelevant.
Randall Stephenson, the chief, sees a need to retrain his 280,000 employees — like his older brother, who fixes the lines — to compete with the likes of Google.
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A deeper take on the incident with Russia. Very routine in cold war days, including with ships and submarines acting fairly aggressive. Because of expansionist activities by Russia in Eastern Europe and China in the South China Sea and Sea of Japan, NATO is having more exercises in the Baltic and Black Sea and US and Asian allies are showing the flag.
Warships International Fleet Review. Monthly magazine spotlighting all the latest news and developements in the world's navies.
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It was just so common an activity back in the 80's, while dangerous, it was routine. This is really the first time since the end of the cold war that NATO has operated aggressively in the Baltic and Black Seas. 
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This is a nice innovation that will allow analog strength like hydraulics to have accuracy.
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83% of jobs that pay $20 an hour or less, and 30% of jobs that pay $40 an hour gone by 2050. A call for a universal basic income. Everyone gets it just like Social Security.

I think this is something both US parties cab get behind. Start with a graduated plan that still makes sure work pays (robots still can't do most things), eliminate and replace most safety net services that control people's lives with a guaranteed basic income. That will keep it from breaking the bank until most tax receipts come from machines.
A concept called universal basic income is gaining traction as a way to help people deal with machines taking over the job market
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I may be old, disliking change, and fearing a different future than I grew up with and lived my adult life. While my first computer was a proprietary Atari 800, the open architecture by accident IBM PC came soon after. It was a taken that you could buy a bunch of parts and have a computer. With Linux and other free software you can build nearly anything the largest companies do. But building your own smart phone, or cloud computing infrastructure you are getting the allusion of freedom but are locked into someone else's infrastructure.

Has to be a way to keep the freedom to innovate outside someone else's sandbox.
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It is as always a question of when human life begins. Would people accept embryo transfer to a container as an alternative to abortion? 
Researchers kept human embryos alive in a laboratory for a record 13 days, a breakthrough which sheds light on the question of how long such experiments should last.
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Australian submarine replacement and the political pressures to make a decision. Interesting choice, supposedly based on merit of a French nuclear design, converted to diesel and AIP. My guess is DCNS has better military sales guys than the Japanese consortium.
The announcement last week that Australia will replace its aging submarine fleet with Shortfin Barracuda submarines from France is an enormous missed opportunity, not only for Australia, but also for its most important allies, Japan and the United States.
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I wonder as we age in the West if robotics and AI will replace the need for young people.

Foreign Affairs: Age and Productivity. http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIwmLL70SQ
The greying of many developed societies is almost irreversible, which means it could permanently drag down productivity.
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Well thought out response to odd behavior on college campuses today.
Increasingly on US and UK campuses young people are demanding a censorship that shuts down argument in a dangerous way
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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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