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This is a pretty cool thing that happened today. Applauding the Supreme Court this morning. 

"Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Watching the reactions between people excited about the iPhone 5S fingerprint scanner and those futurists very leery of it is super interesting to me. 

On the one hand: 

"<Redacted>: Setting a numerical passcode on my iOS-7-GM-restored iPhone 5. Like an animal."

On the other hand: 

"@cstross More accurately: biometrics are ok for identification, if attached to a body. Wrong tool for authorization, though."

Also, lots of interesting thought about 5th amendment related issues. LOTS easier for law enforcement to get into your phone once they have physical control over you and the device.

#security   #futurism   #iphone5s  

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Joe Abercrombie hooked up with Blind Ferret Entertainment (of Least I Could Do and Looking for Group and Gutters fame) and has adapted his First Law trilogy to comic format! 

New pages, free, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with 24-page issues released on Comixology and 4-issue Graphic Novels being released in physical books. 

If you like compelling, gritty fantasy fiction, you owe it to yourself to check this out - it's free! If you like it, check out the rest of Joe's work

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Happy 31st birthday to me from +Amanda Greer Patrick Kelly and +Stephanie Kelly - they ordered this for me all the way back in September of last year; hand forged and folded from +Darksword Armory , it's finally arrived!
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This is amazing
Laser-powered bionic eye that gives 576 pixel grayscale vision to the blind

"The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision." - H. Keller

The Bio-Retina plops a 24×24 resolution sensor right on top of the damaged retina, and 576 electrodes on the back of the sensor implant themselves into the optic nerve. An embedded image processor converts the data from each of the pixels into electrical pulses that are coded in such a way that the brain can perceive different levels of grayscale. &

The first clinical trials on humans are scheduled for 2013...

Article ➜ - Image credit: &

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Yeah, I've done this from time to time

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Finally getting around to setting up a Plus entry for +Amanda Greer +JP Brown and Stephen Greer's business!

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Thanks for showing us where the Wild Things roam, Mr. Sendak. Rest well.
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