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Here's a pretty penny.  The first US 1 cent coins had a motto of "“Liberty Parent of Science & Industry” on them.   The slogan about trusting superstitions was only added from the late 1950's - in the middle of the red-baiting Cold War.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_God_we_trust

The Cold War has been over for almost 25 years.  I say we need to get back to our roots with money slogans.
Reader Will called my attention to a new piece in CNN News describing the auction of the first U.S. one cent coin for a cool 1.2 million dollars. Now that's a pretty penny! It's the famous "Birch C...
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I don't care.  I can extend Forth get get just what I want, and use as much or as little OOP as I so choose.  :^/
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Some people have asked me why I didn't select Machine Forth for the RISC-V-based Kestrel-3 design.  I hope this article explains in better detail why.  http://sam-falvo.github.io/kestrel/2015/03/11/why-not-machine-forth/
Kestrel : A completely open computer design.
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Lenticular Cloud, Moon, Mars, Venus
Image Credit & Copyright: Nuno Serrão
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It is not every day that such an interesting cloud photobombs your image. The original plan was to photograph a rare angular conjunction of Mars and Venus that occurred a week and a half ago, with the added bonus of a crescent Moon and the International Space Station (ISS) both passing nearby. Unfortunately, on Madeira Island, Portugal, this event was clouded out. During the next day, however, a spectacular lenticular cloud appeared before sunset, so the industrious astrophotographer quickly formulated a new plan. A close look at the resulting image reveals the Moon visible toward the left of the frame, while underneath, near the bottom, are the famous planets with Venus being the brighter. It was the unexpected lenticular cloud, though, perhaps looking like some sort of futuristic spaceship, that stole the show. The setting Sun illuminated the stationary cloud (and everything else) from the bottom, setting up an intricate pattern of shadows, layers, and brightly illuminated regions, all seen evolving in a corresponding video. Mars and Venus will next appear this close on the sky in late August, but whether any place on Earth will catch them behind such a photogenic cloud is unknown.
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It still amazes me that we find such things. Imagine what future archeologists will find!
 
The device, a nasty left over from the German Blitz of the Second World War, was discovered on a building site in Grange Walk, Bermondsey on Monday. As a precaution, hundreds of homes were evacuated and two primary schools were closed. It also caused the closure of the nearby Tower Bridge.
The Second World War just doesn't seem to want to go away. Earlier this week, a construction crew working in London, England, accidentally stumbled upon a rather large undetonated bomb, resulting in the evacuation of some 1,200 residents.
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Transmutation writ large. When neutron stars collide - which happens often enough(*) - you get several Earth masses of gold. And that's the main way you do get gold. Giant infographic within, and more on nucleosynthesis.
(*) about every hundred thousand years in our galaxy, a given pair of orbiting neutron stars taking a billion years to spiral in to collision, and a fraction of a second to merge and explode.

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How was Earth’s most well-known precious metal made?
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The word "stuff" is like a zip file for nouns.
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New Kestrel blog post, discussing a major pivot for V2.0 of the STS operating system.  I think STS is about to become a whole lot more powerful, albeit at some cost in code complexity.

http://sam-falvo.github.io/kestrel/2015/02/24/evented-or-not/
Kestrel : A completely open computer design.
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Well Kestral is your puppy, dude.  You do with it what you like.
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I actually kind of like this code layout.  :-)
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    Test Engineer, 2012 - present
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    Test Engineer, 2012 - 2012
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    QA Engineer, 2008 - 2009
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    Software Engineer Test, 2007 - 2008
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A former software engineering contractor at Google specializing in test, and senior QA engineer for Attributor and Ning, I now work full-time at Rackspace as a senior QE engineer.
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The True Revenge of the Nerds (Why MOOCs are great)
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There's a lot of controversy over MOOCs. If they're so great, why do we need 50k/year universities? Do you get what you pay for with MOOCs?

WIN: That’s a Smart Looking Laptop Case
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WIN: That’s a Smart Looking Laptop Case

Gutters - Issue #209 by Steve Uy
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A webcomic parody of the comic-book industry by Ryan Sohmer and rotating comic artists, updating every Monday, Wednesday and Friday

FAIL Nation: Please Tell Me These Are Not On ‘Special Sale’
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FAIL Nation: Please Tell Me These Are Not On ‘Special Sale’

xkcd: Plastic Bags
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What it's like to own an Apple product - The Oatmeal
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A journey on the emotional rollercoaster of owning a fancy apple gadget. Comics: Random Most Popular All Cats Grammar Food Animals Tech · Wh

Dolphins Call Each Other By Name : DNews
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Bottlenose dolphins use signature whistles when they're separated.

Making aerogel at home - Hack a Day
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[Ben] outdid himself. He successfully made monoliths of silica aerogel in his garage. Aerogel, the light-weight solid that has been referred

A clever use for broken garden pots
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Created by the staff at Natureworks, via Recyclart and Neatorama.

Help Larry fix his stand!
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On October 29th, his shoe-stand was torched after the Giants won. Larry, who is homeless and an ex-addict, makes his living through his shoe

Warp Drive May Be More Feasible Than Thought, Scientists Say
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New calculations suggest we might actually be able to build a warp drive for faster than light travel.

Let's Build a Goddamn Tesla Museum
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We're trying to raise money to buy back Nikola Tesla's old laboratory, known as the Wardenclyffe Tower, and eventually turn it into a museum

Helping Star Trek Phase 2: August Expenses and Fall Shoot! (3%/0%/6% Goa...
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STAR TREK: PHASE II HELP NEEDED WITH AUGUST EXPENSES AND EXPENSES FOR THE FALL 2012 EPISODE SHOOT (A short summary of each expense category

mos6502 .
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This is a fan page for all fans and followers of the venerable MOS 6502 processor

Silicon Valley Forth Interest Group
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Forth programming enthusiasts and specialists.