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The Technium: Chosen, Inevitable, and Contingent

June 26th, 2019 No comments
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Amazon 1-day delivery is the promised “desktop replicator” that was 3D printers

June 6th, 2019 No comments

Asked in /r/DAE…

Example: I just received, in ~24 hours, a small bilge pump. Mostly plastic, about the size of an apple, with a generic 12vdc motor. For ~30$CAN, shipping & taxes in.

I doubt I could buy the filament for that.

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Chinese “Artificial Sun” Reactor Could Unlock Limitless Clean Energy > ENGINEERING.com

May 21st, 2019 No comments
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Sparking up a trend: These nations are following Canada’s lead on legal cannabis | CBC News

May 16th, 2019 No comments
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Jeff Bezos says he’ll send a spaceship to the moon | CBC News

May 13th, 2019 No comments
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Mind-reading tech is here (and more useful than you think!) | Computerworld

May 6th, 2019 No comments
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Recreational cannabis Australia: could earn $1b tax revenue and create 250,000 jobs, news update

May 6th, 2019 No comments

Source: Recreational cannabis Australia: could earn $1b tax revenue and create 250,000 jobs, news update

I’ll say it again: in 5ish years, max. 10 years, cannabis will be legal in all but the most strict regimes.  If you can buy alcohol now, cannabis will be available soon.

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Huge Asteroid Apophis Flies By Earth on Friday the 13th in 2029. A Lucky Day for Scientists | Space

May 4th, 2019 No comments
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Permafrost is thawing in the Arctic so fast that scientists are losing their equipment | CBC News

May 3rd, 2019 No comments

Source: Permafrost is thawing in the Arctic so fast that scientists are losing their equipment | CBC News

Something to re-check every 10 years.

Supports my ‘hoomans-are-boned’ position.

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How we get to the next big battery breakthrough — Quartz

April 11th, 2019 No comments
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