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Aineko Macx
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Hey TwinCities+ community!
Join us this Saturday at the Walker Library to discuss
Sleep Hacking!

Can we hack this essential life ingredient?
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Aineko Macx
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Time for GRUMPY HOUR!!!!!! Time for another fun few hours talking technology! We hope to see you tomorrow for refreshments and talk at Grumpy's in Roseville!
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Will ¨Dirk¨ Page

Physiological Enhancement  - 
 
Ok, so I just ordered some n52 neodymium magnets coated in nickle, I was wondering if there was a way to coat them in a bioproof material so I can implant them in my hand, I want one in each ring finger and maybe one in my left palm.

Thanks!
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MAGNETS CAME IN woo
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Aineko Macx
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Hello TC+ People!

I hope to see you all this Saturday at Grumpy Hour + in Roseville. New locations for happy hour are coming to switch things up, in the meantime come hang out and talk tech news and projects!
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Aineko Macx
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Hey Fellow TC+ members! Look for updates on events for June and July coming soon! We will be concentrating on sleep hacking. Today we are announcing the book club selection for June. See the meetup link and RSVP!
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Aineko Macx
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TC+ did a roundtable with a cryonics facility last year and reactions were wide and varied. Interesting article/vid from Motherboard on the issue. Are we wishful thinking with cryonics or heading down the road to a sure win on scientific advancement in extending life? What do you think?
Is cryonics real science, or a New Age religion? A Motherboard investigation.
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I would like to see the future so i'll probably do it, even if it only had say a 5% chance of success. I don't think its wishful thinking, but I don't think its a slam dunk either. Thanks for sharing!
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Aineko Macx
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Physiological Enhancement  - 
 
Super cool tech!
The BioPen is a handheld 3D printer that lets surgeons draw in human stem cells and regrow cartilage in the body.
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It seems like such a practical and intuitive way to sculpt biomaterial.
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After all, it's worked so well for Chicago and Detroit! Also don't listen to the news, lead poisoning is just the cost of doing business, nothing personal. 
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Aineko Macx
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Hey Everybody!  TC+ has been on a holiday break, and is looking forward to a fun techy 2016.  We are starting out strong with the entire TC+ board in Las Vegas in a few days for the Consumer Electronics Show!

 We have a meetup in January to come together and present the new tech we found and the trends we are identifying.  Hope to see you there! In the meantime we are planning a happy hour this coming Saturday and a movie night earlier in January--title to be announced.  Suggestions, conversation and excitement welcome!
Here’s what we’re expecting at 2016's Consumer Electronics Show, from the Faraday Future electric car to a U.S.-bound Huawei smartphone.
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John Zaharick

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Moon Ribas experiences earthquakes as vibrations on her body via personal sensors connected to seismograph data:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU6UPUlbmLw
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I'd like to do something similar, starting with just making my PC speakers play a noise whenever there's a quake over a certain magnitude.  The USGS provides an ATOM feed of earthquake data (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/feed/v1.0/atom.php).

Does anyone know a good tutorial for building a feed reader?  I know I can download a reader and there are apps for visualizing earthquakes, but I want something running in the background, checking the feed every so often and then doing something when certain criteria are met (eg. a quake over 4 magnitude) and I haven't seen a pre-made reader that'll let me do that.
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About this community

We are a community of bio-hackers and technology enthusiasts-- working together to share ideas as we use modern tools and technologies to increase our potential... individually and collectively. Our offline events, held in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, include workshops, roundtable discussions, and social gatherings. This Google community is a social space where we share news and ideas. It is open to the public regardless of location. Be kind. Be supportive.  #transhumanism #biohacking #evolution

Aineko Macx
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Physiological Enhancement  - 
 
President and founder of TC+, +Tim Shank  is featured in a new article, Fast Company did a great job with this exploring the different bio-hacking out there.
"Biohackers" are putting microchips and magnets in their bodies for everything from unlocking the front door to detecting moon earthquakes.
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Shankt
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Join us next week for Dreamscape-- a 1984 sci-fi movie about dream invasion!

This is part of our series of events on sleep hacking.

Pizza and soft drinks will be provided and supported by free-will donation.

See you there!

http://www.meetup.com/twincitiesplus/events/230996555/
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what type of sleep hacking are you doing?
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Aineko Macx
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We start here with curing ultra rare disease through gene therapy, who could argue with that? From here it will move outward, if we can cure X rare disease with gene therapy why not cure XTY a common disease as well? The technology and medical advancement is fascinating and welcome, the price tag though....too high? Too low? Will it become cheap and common one day?
A gene therapy for an inherited immune disease completes a 27-year journey.
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Aineko Macx
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Hey TC+ folks! We have had a fun week with Tim being on the news and a radio interview today on WCCO at 4:30. We are also getting our brand new podcast, Two Cyborgs and a Microphone (2xCb+Mic) up and running within the week.

Join us at happy hour this Saturday where we will talk about biohacking, upcoming events and using technology in new ways. Please RSVP at meetup so we get enough space!
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I'm very impressed by the positive coverage. Good job guys! Be sure to post when the first podcast episode is up. I listen to podcasts on the way to work frequently.
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Aineko Macx
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Physiological Enhancement  - 
 
Tim Shank, president of TC+ was featured on the local news for biohacking with microchips yesterday...check it out! What do you think of the piece? Is this a positive portrayal of biohacking?
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This is a wonderful portrayal of biohacking. A coworker came up to me in the break room at work and asked if that was me on TV. I was visible at the Happy Hour. I explained my own implants and how I use them. He and another coworker were excited to hear about them. 
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Shankt
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Hello TC+ Google+ members!

I hope to see you all this Saturday at Grumpy Hour +.

Now that spring is here, we're planning for a great summer and fall. We'd love for you to join us and share your thoughts about potential events for us to explore technology and hopefully learn to use it to enhance our lives in new ways.

Please RSVP so that we can make sure to get a big enough table.

See you there!
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Google has a free deep learning course on Udacity for their TensorFlow library.  I've gone through the first lesson, and it seems really good.  You'll need to install Python to do the assignments.  It's supposed to take 3 months to do the entire course at 6 hours a week.  I'll probably end up taking longer with it (I'm currently doing the Python course on Codecademy to get some more background first).

http://googleresearch.blogspot.co.uk/2016/01/teach-yourself-deep-learning-with.html
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Shankt
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Hope to see you all at Grumpys for happy hour today-- 4:00 PM
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John Vance

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It's interesting to see a lot of real fear on the left of advances in AI, especially when I (and I'm sure many others here) consider myself among that group. There's fear on the right, too, even if it's from a somewhat different standpoint. This is an interesting article considering the nastier bits of what a libertarian singularity (libularity?) might look like, with perspectives from several angles.
A right-wing politics for the coming century is taking shape. And it's not slowing down.
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+1 "libularity"!
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