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Paul Spoerry
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Paul Spoerry is a father, coder, life-experimenter.A reincarnated disco king searching for his long lost leisure suit. SEO nerd, Wordpress fan, gadget geek, SQL stud, and coder. I also meditate and do Parkour.
Paul Spoerry is a father, coder, life-experimenter.A reincarnated disco king searching for his long lost leisure suit. SEO nerd, Wordpress fan, gadget geek, SQL stud, and coder. I also meditate and do Parkour.

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Know why you'd never hear a pterodactyl go to the bathroom?
It's because the P is silent.
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Hipsters love Raider's of the Lost Ark
... because it was the first Indie film.

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The guy who invented those stupid password rules your company makes you use says he's sorry
The latest set of NIST guidelines recommends that people create long passphrases rather than gobbledygook words like the ones Bill thought were secure.

You're better off using rando ass passwords for every.single.account. and then a strong passphrase for however you secure them (unless you have wicked memory powers and can remember the phrases for a bunch of sites!).

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Major Federal Climate Change Report leaked before Trump and Pruitt can bury it
“Evidence for a changing climate abounds, from the top of the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans,” the report’s executive summary informs readers. “Thousands of studies conducted by tens of thousands of scientists around the world have documented changes in surface, atmospheric and oceanic temperatures; melting glaciers; disappearing snow cover; shrinking sea ice; rising sea level; and an increase in atmospheric water vapor. ... The last few years have also seen record-breaking, climate-related weather extremes, as well as the warmest years on record for the globe.”

“There are no alternative explanations” to human industrial activity being the cause, it adds, and “no natural cycles are found in the observational record that can explain the observed changes in climate.”

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Harvard academic believes Bitcoin could be worth over $100,000 by February 2021
Since bitcoin's inception, according to Porto, its price has doubled every eight months and seems to follow one of tech's "golden rules" — Moore's law. The rule, which was devised in 1965 by Intel cofounder Gordon Moore, describes the exponential improvements of digital technology.

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Insanely fast robot will make Adidas shirts cheaper – and kill boatloads of jobs
Just another example of why the notion of bringing manufacturing back to the US is a fool's errand. The “Sewbot” uses cameras and bots to cut and sew the soft fabric, a task which has eluded other forms of automation. Until now, the task was still best-suited to humans with sewing machines.

Tang Xinhong, chairman of Tianyuan, said:
"We will install 21 production lines. When fully operational, the system will make one T-shirt every 22 seconds. We will produce 800,000 T-shirts a day for Adidas … Around the world, even the cheapest labor market can’t compete with us. I am really excited about this."

This is just the latest example of automation coming for our jobs... and we're only just now seeing the tip of the iceberg.

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Global evidence of extreme intuitive moral prejudice against atheists
The recent rise in secularism in Western countries has not overwritten intuitive anti-atheist prejudice. Entrenched moral suspicion of atheists suggests that religion’s powerful influence on moral judgements persists, even among non-believers in secular societies.

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Bitcoin is worth 3 times the value of gold
Don't call it a comeback?
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Send Facebook photo's without having to add someone to your friends list
Find the album you want to download or share, open it up, and click the cog icon. You'll be given an option

This will show you several options. Click the "get link" and you will be shown a link which you can send to friends who don’t use Facebook, allowing them to see your photos.

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Facebook begins testing Stories on the desktop
Facebook Stories, which the shamelessly ripped from Snapchat for Instagram, is coming to Facebook desktop... at least in test.

Stories consist of photos and video that are visible for 24 hours before they disappear. Unlike the mobile version of Facebook the Stories feature is no longer at the top of the page, but is instead off to the right side, where it’s at least a bit less intrusive.
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