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There is a place near San Diego, California where you can pay through the nose to spend a few hours swimming with otters. #intriguing   #OTTERS !!!!!!!
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Yeah, it's too rich for my blood...may have to wait for the VR or AR version. :)
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This is an actual image of a planet orbiting another star. We are members of a civilization that does stuff like this. Yay!

http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1624d/
SPHERE observations of the planet HD 131399Ab
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<quote> The crowdsourced database that was use to seed locations to catch Pokemon in Pokemon Go came from early augmented reality games that were played by overwhelmingly affluent (and thus, disproportionately white) people, who, in an increasingly racially segregated America, are less and less likely to venture into black neighborhoods, meaning that fewer Pokemon-catching landmarks have been tagged there.

This wasn't as glaring a problem while the landmark database was being used with Ingress, Pokemon Go's predecessor, because the players were affluent (and this overwhelmingly white). Now that Pokemon Go has given AR its breakthrough moment and a more diverse player-base, the sampling bias in the creation of its underlying database is unmissable.

In addition to the problem of making black players do more work to score as many points as their white counterpoints, this also exacerbates the Pokemon While Black problem: in an American policing/race landscape where merely moving though a white neighborhood with black skin can be a lethal experience, black people literally have to risk their lives to play on the same field as white players.... </quote>

http://boingboing.net/2016/07/15/why-do-pokemon-avoid-black-nei.html
Why do Pokemon avoid black neighborhoods?
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#LOL  
Why these 1990 anti-drug pencils were recalled
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Here's something interesting/disturbing to think about, for those who are so inclined. (Aside: doesn't "ectogenesis" totally sound like the name of an Octavia Butler novel?)

https://rewire.news/article/2012/02/23/what-do-artificial-wombs-mean-women/
Would you chose external gestation if you could? What do artificial wombs mean for reproductive rights - including abortion, equality and the role of women in society? The moral, ethical, legal and societal consequences are profound and we are unprepared for them.
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I don't find it disturbing. I see it as inevitable and nether bad nor good. If I lived in a time where this was standardized low risk (or same as pregnancy) technology, something available to all socio-economic levels, I would consider it in my reproduction options.
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In line with the Dog Portraits and Animal Souls series, the photographer Roeselien Raimond sought to capture the different personalities of foxes, photograp
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You're welcome. :)
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Reason # 4,397 why we need self-driving cars ASAP.

"That's what I get for playing this dumb a** game"

No, that's what you get for using your fucking phone while driving.

http://boingboing.net/2016/07/20/driver-playing-pokemon-go-hits.html
Watch as a driver playing Pokemon Go hits a police car
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I love that one!!!!!!
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Today (July 13): livestream on DREAMING, DYING & AWARENESS from perspective of Buddhism and neuroscience. 9:30 pm EDT.
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Amazon is full of Chinese counterfeits and they're driving out legit goods
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Born in Nova Scotia, lived in Vancouver, British Columbia for 15 years, then moved to Sacramento. Interests include: virtual reality, lucid dreaming, meditation, science fiction, cats, goats, hugelkultur, microbiome. I believe in net neutrality, open culture, sensible copyright reform, taking action on climate change, renewable energy, nuclear power, and balancing surveillance with a hefty dose of sousveillance. Organizations I believe are doing a lot of good in the world, even though I may not agree with their position on everything, include: Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), 350.org
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vancouver, B.C. - Halifax, N.S. - Glace Bay, N.S. - Terrace, B.C. - pocket universe - alternate timeline
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