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Facebook follies.

Facebook Brazenly Asks Banks for Customer Bank Balances, Credit Card Numbers Facebook has requested customer financial information from a number of U.S. banks without obtaining permission from users, according to a recent report. Included in the requests are credit card … Continue reading

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Space X

A Picture Worth A Thousand Words Space-X, in six years, has CRUSHED everyone else, pushing China, Japan, and most of everyone else but a small Russian ability, and the ESA, completely out of the orbital launch market. Pity the man … Continue reading

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Sorry about that, Dave! Updated.

Report: Software bug led to death in Uber’s self-driving crash Sensors detected Elaine Herzberg, but software reportedly decided to ignore her. TIMOTHY B. LEE – 5/7/2018, 6:12 PM Enlarge / NTSB officials inspecting the vehicle that killed Elaine Herzberg. NTSB 293 The fatal crash … Continue reading

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4.5%

Wind, Solar Are A Distraction. Let’s Go Full Steam Ahead On Nuclear Power First, though many countries pay lip service to the wonders of renewable energy sources, solar, wind, geothermal, and tidal remain a paltry 4.9% of global electricity production, … Continue reading

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Preaching to the choir.

The Real Issue With Self-Driving Cars The car is on a two-lane road with a hard and fixed barrier on the right side, and on-coming traffic on the other side.  A child runs out in front of the vehicle inside of … Continue reading

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War of the AI

Your smartphone ‘s motion sensors might be revealing things about you. That’s the word from a new security study from researchers at the UK’s Newcastle University. In a report released this week, the researchers found that hackers can analyze your … Continue reading

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This! Impresses me.

Encoding a Classic Film, Computer Operating System in DNA NEW YORK GENOME CENTERYaniv Erlich and colleagues encoded large media files in DNA, copied the DNA multiple times, and still managed to retrieve the files without any errors, they reported in … Continue reading

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One day this could save your life.

A Possible Antidote for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning This winter, as sure as death and taxes, you will read more than one story of people or entire families perishing from malfunctioning or misused heating equipment.  Carbon Monoxide will be the culprit.  … Continue reading

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Smile.

Is the World’s Biggest Surveillance Camera Maker Sending Footage to China? Spreading The Word Edward Long, a former employee of a video surveillance equipment company in Florida, recently petitioned the U.S. government with a letter warning that Hikvision cameras are … Continue reading

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Do you have one of these?

In an emergency many people will be relying on canned food to survive after the power goes out and everything in the refrigerator goes bad. You do realize that without power the electric can opener doesn’t work?

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