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It's becoming more usable every day. 
 
RT @jwbuurlage We just released the first official version of our BSP library for @adapteva's @parallellaboard! https://github.com/coduin/epiphany-bsp/releases/tag/v1.0-alpha
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The Titius-Bode law was formulated around 1770 and correctly calculated the position of Uranus before it was even discovered. Under this rule-of-thumb, the ratio between the orbital period of the first and second planet is the same as the ratio between the second and the third planet and so on. Now a group of Australians and Danes claim that “We decided to use this method to calculate the potential planetary positions in 151 planetary systems, where the Kepler satellite had found between 3 and 6 planets. In 124 of the planetary systems, the Titius-Bode law fit with the position of the planets as good as or better than our own solar system.”
http://www.nbi.ku.dk/english/news/news15/planets-in-the-habitable-zone-around-most-stars-calculate-researchers/

If this is true, then the T-B law is resurrected from the dead, because I knew of very few  astronomers who gave it credence, deeming it quasi-mystical.  In fact, if these ratios hold up (and I’ll want to see it verified) it would  rank as among the most important discoveries of the Kepler mission or, indeed, planetary science.  Moreover: “Using T-B’s law we tried to predict where there could be more planets further out in the planetary systems.”

Mind you, this flies in the face of a major Kepler discovery, that a vast fraction of planetary systems hug closer to their star that the orbit of Mercury, including massive Jovian gas giants.  Many planetologists hold that this indicates systems that shift orbits considerably, especially in their early epochs. A result that cannot be consistent with the authors’ claims of a powerful Titus-Bode resonance. At least, it’s hard to reconcile.
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Dopamine isn't just about reward. 
Dopamine’s true effect may be in how it motivates us. It motivates us to achieve goals and avoid bad outcomes. Here's how dopamine works.
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KDE looks really nice and is fully featured. This might be interesting. I may start looking up some reviews in the near future. 
 
There are too many Linux distributions nowadays. Choice and variety is wonderful, but in this case, it spreads resources very thin. Linux-based operating systems might be further along by now if more developers came together to work on projects. For someone new to Linux, finding a distro can be a daunting task. Many of the releases are simply noise, making it hard to find the quality operating systems.
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RT @DesignSparkRS Parallella Supercomputer Technical Conference in Tokyo @adapteva http://ow.ly/LGMRZ https://pic.twitter.com/hO0aZoNS3T
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Boogie is a very smart individual in his domain. This is why I follow him. I've learned much from him. He does however make a big mistake by applying human greed to a systemic issue. 

Increased revenue adds competitive advantage to a business model. It's effectively an imperative with corporate models considering the steady growth of dividends. The value of shares needs to increase to prevent shareholders from selling them resulting in that loss of funding. 

What these businesses are actually doing is appeasing shareholders that in essence have them over a barrel. This model has a flaw that prioritizes the raising of fiscal ceilings. They have to pad their equity in order to continue paying out more in dividends. It's a runaway train.

There is no support for greed if the institution is coerced to behave in that manner. 

The only real solution that I can see for this issue is cutting costs with the principles of crowd technologies. There are just too many middle men in our economic paradigm. 
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This is useful information that wasn't afforded to those who required it in past decades. Marketing pharmapseudocals directly to the "consumer" is too often the approach. Going over the heads of the experts is just a bad idea. 
 
Serotonin deficits and an excess of black bile? Clinical psychophamacology is still in a dismal state.
http://www.bmj.com/content/350/bmj.h1771
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A better Internet of Things through open source culture

The Internet of Things (IoT) isn't a new idea. The term was supposedly coined by Kevin Ashton at Procter & Gamble in 1999, but the concept goes back to at least the 1980s. An Internet-connected coke machine at Carnegie Mellon University (1982) and a Scientific American piece by Mark Weiser (1991) are often cited as part of IoT’s early history. Consumer gimmicks like self-refilling refrigerators were talked up during the original dot-com boom. Of course, various forms of industrial sensors and data logging devices go back even further. However, IoT as a coherent category of products, software, and services that not yet coalesced.

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#internetofthings #oit #opensource +Opensource.com 
The Internet of Things provides a great example of how open source isn't just about the code but how people communicate and collaborate.
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Coercion via necessities is inhumane. 
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