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Personal Assistants are Trojan Horses

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joseph P Mar 7. 1 Reply

Amazon owns my Echo; I’m just feeding itI found this personal story more disturbing than humorous. It's a dystopian…Continue

Tags: corporate takeover, personal digital assistants

Top Clean Cars and Trucks of 2018

Started by Cane Kostovski. Last reply by Cane Kostovski Feb 10. 4 Replies

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Betcha can't tell what's real

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 12, 2017. 0 Replies

SOCIAL MEDIA FROM AUTOMATED INAUTHENTICITY“Artificial neural networks are advancing rapidly in their ability to…Continue

Tags: phony online content

You have no privacy

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 21, 2017. 2 Replies

HOW PETER THIEL’S PALANTIR HELPED THE NSA SPY ON THE WHOLE WORLDYou'll be floored by the imbalance of information…Continue

Tags: Peter Thiel, surveillance, XKEYSCORE, Plantair

Open Air Plasma Ring

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 18, 2017. 0 Replies

Engineers Create Stable Plasma Ring in Open AirYou've probably played with a plasma ball.…Continue

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Comment by Idaho Spud on November 14, 2016 at 11:07am

Comment by Joseph P on October 14, 2016 at 4:22am

It's a series of books.  Basically it's magic and other typical fantasy elements placed within a modern setting.  It's far from the first series of books to do that sort of thing, but it's a popular one.

I was trying to read it, since so many people talk about it, but I'm having some serious issues with it.

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 13, 2016 at 11:18pm

I have no idea what the Dresden Files are. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 13, 2016 at 11:16pm

Oh dear! my chemistry classes ended 62 years ago and I can't remember the elements or their valences. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 13, 2016 at 11:08pm

Steph, hope you and your mother are doing well. 

Comment by Grinning Cat on October 13, 2016 at 3:41pm

A chlorine atom bumps into a sodium atom, which says "Ouch! I lost an electron!"
"Are you sure?"
"I'm positive!"

An oxygen atom bumps into an argon atom. It doesn't react.

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 13, 2016 at 10:56am

Why don't I tell chemistry jokes? All the good ones argon!

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 13, 2016 at 8:55am

Why do Helium filled balloons deflate so fast?  http://chemistry.about.com/od/howthingswork/fl/Why-Do-Helium-Balloo...

I figured it out before reading the article, but there were still a couple of things mentioned that I didn't know, and found interesting.

Comment by Joseph P on October 11, 2016 at 12:43am

I just posted a discussion about The Dresden Files.  I rambled on for multiple times the character allotment of this comment section, as should be expected of me.

Anyway, if anyone here has read the series, I was wondering a few things, since I couldn't make it through the second book.  If you can make it through my over-long screed, could you let me know what you think?

Comment by Idaho Spud on September 19, 2016 at 2:59pm

It certainly seems that a lot of companies design their products the ways Dilbert's bosses do.

 

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