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This Machine Can Tell Whether You’re Liberal or Conservative

April 4, 2014
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Machine Tells You Whether You’re Liberal Or Conservative (via Liberaland) John Hibbing, a political scientist at University of Nebraska-Lincoln came up with this in his “Political Physiology Laboratory.” …conservatives tended to focus their eyes much more rapidly on the negative or aversive images, and also to dwell…

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Japan researchers testing tiny ear computer, can be controlled with the blink of an eye

February 28, 2014
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A tiny personal computer that is worn on the ear and can be controlled with the blink of an eye or the click of a tongue is being tested in Japan. The 17-gram (0.59-ounce) wireless device has bluetooth capability and is equipped with a GPS, compass,…

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Denial-of-service targets Obamacare site, with right wing message displayed “Destroy Obamacare”

November 8, 2013
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Denial-of-service targets Obamacare site, with right wing message displayed “Destroy Obamacare”

Right wingers are trying to sabotage the already problematic Healthcare.gov site but this time in the form of a DDoS attack and leaving a message which could easily be credited to a Fox News viewer. Security software provider Arbor Networks uncovered a new denial-of-service attack on the federal online healthcare exchange site. A distributed denial-of-service…

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Space – the final frontier – these are the voyages of space attorney Jack Kennedy

October 9, 2013
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Space – the final frontier – these are the voyages of space attorney Jack Kennedy

If you are half the geek I am, you probably already know the names of some of the big players in the commercial space industry. People like the Howard Huges-esqe figure of the commercial space launch business, astropreneur Elon Musk or Virgin Galactic’s CEO Sir Richard Branson, who will be launching the first passenger flight into space in 2014.…

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She Blinded Me With Science

September 9, 2013
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She Blinded Me With Science

She Blinded Me With Science by Michael Maynard It’s poetry in motion And now she’s making love to me The spheres’re in commotion The elements in harmony She blinded me with science “She blinded me with science!” And hit me with technology Thomas Dolby, “Blinded Me With Science,” from the album, “Venice In Peril”, Street…

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A Break From Politics: Tom Thum – The Orchestra In My Mouth

July 20, 2013
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A Break From Politics: Tom Thum – The Orchestra In My Mouth

Hip-hop musician Tom Thum whirls together beatboxing, performance and an array of mouth sounds.

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A Break From Politics: Meet Jack Andraka – Teenage Cancer Detector Inventor

July 12, 2013
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A Break From Politics: Meet Jack Andraka – Teenage Cancer Detector Inventor

" Over 85 percent of all pancreatic cancers are diagnosed late, when someone has less than two percent chance of survival. How could this be? Jack Andraka talks about how he developed a promising early detection test for pancreatic cancer that’s super cheap, effective and non-invasive -- all before his 16th birthday. "

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Westboro Baptist Church hacked again after remarks on Oklahoma, shows image of Jesus flipping off WBC

May 23, 2013
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Westboro Baptist Church hacked again after remarks on Oklahoma, shows image of Jesus flipping off WBC

On Tuesday Fred Phelps Jr.,of the Westboro Baptist Church tweeted that the tornadoes which devastated areas in Oklahoma are the result of Kevin Durant’s support of Jason Collins, who recently came out as gay. Some Twitter reports state that the family hate-church is planning to protest the funerals of the tornado victims but that isn’t confirmed…

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PBS Superheroes to save the world

May 1, 2013
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PBS Superheroes to save the world

Carl Sagan, Mister Rogers, Bob Ross and Bill Nye join forces to battle crappy TV shows and restore education.

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Video: What a DDoS Attack Looks like, oddly it’s aesthetically beautiful

April 30, 2013
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Video: What a DDoS Attack Looks like, oddly it’s aesthetically beautiful

Distributed Denial of Service, also commonly called DDoS attacks, are fairly common and used by the collective Anonymous as a form of protest. In contrast, sometimes they are used for unknown reasons by assholes Internet predators.                 Dvice reports, “A DDoS attack happens when a computer network is bombarded with communications requests…

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A Break From Politics: Woman from the 1990s Explains What a Computer Is

April 25, 2013
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"That's how simple DOS is. It's like house cleaning"

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A Break From Politics: Txtng is killing lang

April 23, 2013
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A Break From Politics: Txtng is killing lang

” Does texting mean the death of good writing skills? John McWhorter posits that there’s much more to texting -- linguistically, culturally -- than it seems, and it’s all good news. "

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