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This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't goodSmart phone = not so smart…Continue
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Amazon owns my Echo; I’m just feeding itI found this personal story more disturbing than humorous. It's a dystopian…Continue
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Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 27.
Now even YouTube serves ads with CPU-draining cryptocurrency minersWatching…Continue
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Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 17, 2017.
“Suspicious” event routes traffic for big-name sites through RussiaInternet…Continue
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Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Dec 12, 2017.
SOCIAL MEDIA FROM AUTOMATED INAUTHENTICITY“Artificial neural networks are advancing rapidly in their ability to…Continue
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Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 21, 2017.
HOW PETER THIEL’S PALANTIR HELPED THE NSA SPY ON THE WHOLE WORLDYou'll be floored by the imbalance of information…Continue
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Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Nov 18, 2017.
Engineers Create Stable Plasma Ring in Open AirYou've probably played with a plasma ball.…Continue
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great posts here everyone - I have been taking care of my sick mom so trying to keep up with everything
Joan, I had to look it up also.
When I found the Dutch article, I just kept looking until I found an English article. Made more sense.
Chris, I have never heard of paternoster lifts and looked i up. The original article came in Dutch, I requested English and that was interesting:
Those lifts were so slow and safe, if you touched the one place where you could get hurt, the thing stopped within a second. We had them in older public buildings, and it was fun to make children believe the cage would turn over at the top of the building.
Oh, I also like Google facts Ruth. First time I've seen it.
Interesting elevators Ruth.
The paternoster lifts sound interesting also Chris. I read that they are mostly outlawed because they were hazardous. That reminded me of the busses when I was in Britain 52 years ago. People often got on & off while they were moving. I wonder if they still allow that?
reminds me of the old paternoster lifts
Elevators that go sideways! I had a nightmare like that.
The ampere (A) has long been a sort of metrological embarrassment. For one thing, its 70-year-old formal definition, phrased as a hypothetical, cannot be physically realized as written:
The ampere is that constant current which, if maintained in two straight parallel conductors of infinite length, of negligible circular cross-section, and placed 1 meter apart in vacuum, would produce between these conductors a force equal to 2 x 10–7 newton per meter of length.
In 2018, however, the ampere is slated to be re-defined in terms of a fundamental invariant of nature: the elementary electrical charge (e).*** Direct ampere metrology will thus become a matter of counting the transit of individual electrons over time.
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