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It's 2012 and this just in...
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These are all very, very cool. No FTL travel next year, but some very sophisticated other things.
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This must be the beginning of the end. Even bureaucrats cannot ignore the stark hyposcrisy.
On Tuesday, the Federal Aviation Administration said that pilots on American Airlines flights will be officially allowed to use iPads instead of paper flight manuals in the cockpit, just a few feet fr...
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This is the best information visualization graphic I've seen this year. It's a big and very detailed exploration of money, what things cost, and where money goes in our economy. Brilliant. Zoom in and see how it flows. I bought a copy to help my kids understand money.
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My prediction: In ten years (maybe sooner), internet access will be free and ubiquitous, even on planes and over oceans. We will be surrounded by devices, some that we carry, some that are in our bodies, and some that we pass by, that record and take note of our every movement and pass that along to one or more giant clouds for analysis. Devices will monitor our blood pressure and heart rate; devices will track our geospatial movements; systems will (already) track everything we do on the Internet. And, whether we like it or not, privacy will be a thing of the past. Or, rather, anonymity will be a new market opportunity. Gated enclaves will shroud, for a few moments, those that can afford it from the scrutiny of the great eye.
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Perhaps I should say "privacy as we know it today". My point is that we will lose the control we have and it will be a market opportunity to sell it back to you. Much like paying to be unlisted in the phone book.

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It's been 18 months since I used Outlook and I have become accustomed to the simplicity of Gmail. Unfortunately, the corporate world sucks me back in today. Shocking how much I've forgotten about Outlook after having been on it for years.
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Outlook sucks.

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The irony of posting this article to a social media forum is not lost on me. But it's well-written, thoughtful, and completely different from my own reasons for leaving Facebook.
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Yet another example of how technology is evolving at a rate faster than that which the contextual world can adapt. Parliamentary rules for being "disorderly" to a co-legislator really can't adapt to Twitter. And so everything stops.

FWIW, I agree with Rep. Jackson that Rep. King was being an asshat. I wonder if my Google+ post will stop Congress today...
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If you fly, this is worth a read. I've always felt that recent U.S. airline security policies were laughable ("security theater"). This just adds to my perception that it's all just window dressing without any real value.
New technologies are often greeted with fear and that is certainly true of a disruptive technology like cellphones. Yet rules that are decades old persist without evidence to support the idea that som...
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Perhaps you didn't hear about the iPhones catching fire in AUS and BRA. http://t.co/t9ALoiDD

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Remember, remember
The fifth of November.
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
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Interesting visualizations
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Reshare this post so we can test the new Google+ Ripples! The more reshares, the more interesting the graph.

So please, everyone reshare.

https://plus.google.com/ripples/details?activityid=TupMP3ZjqUg
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Happy first business day of National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Of course, the first step in celebrating this is being aware that it exists, huh?
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