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  • Eleuthera - Lucid Space: Book 1 Eleuthera - Lucid Space: Book 1
    The first book in the Lucid Space collection, and the start of an adventure like nothing you've ever read before. Highly recommended!
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    Follow the Warriors of Light deeper into the Novacula conflict and discover the pivotal consequences of their at times very personal choices.
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    As time moves ever further backwards, the complexity and strangeness of the Novacula conflict exposes ever more of its haunting beauty.
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Shatter Me posted by Ralph Ewig
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2014-09-21
01:22:00

my favorite Lindsey Stirling video to date; pairing Lindsey’s trademark dubstep violin with Lzzy Hale’s powerhouse rock vocals. Not to mention the video is drop dead gorgeous. Perfect 5 minute break to recharge on a busy day. If you haven’t heard of Lindsey yet (you do have electricity right?), here’s some background for you:

Lindsey Stirling is one of the biggest artist development breakthrough stories in recent years. A classically trained violinist from Gilbert, AZ, Lindsey has entered a futurist world of electronic big beats and animation, leaping through the music industry with over 675 million views on YouTube, Billboard chart-topping hits and sold out tours worldwide.

On April 29th, 2014 Lindsey released her new album Shatter Me, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, her highest charting album to date. The album features 12 new songs written by Lindsey and includes collaborations with lead singer Lzzy Hale from the Grammy winning band Halestorm and The Voice runner-up Dia Frampton of Meg & Dia.

"I really dug deep and poured my heart into Shatter Me," said Lindsey. "Everything from the artwork to the music shares a cohesive message that I hope will inspire others to push their own boundaries."

Heads Up posted by Ralph Ewig
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2014-09-03
02:00:00

riding a bike just merged with being a fighter pilot. Meet the World’s Smartest Motorcycle Helmet (according to the people making it). With integrated smartphone tech, voice commands, rear view cameras, a headsup display, GPS navigation, and electronically adjustable visor tint, I’d have to agree. The only question that comes to mind is why aren’t F1 racers using this thing?

Dubbed the world's smartest motorcycle helmet, the Skully AR-1 is a mean-looking Android-powered lid that has a number of tricks including a rear-facing camera that projects onto the visor what's going on behind. This means riders will be able to pre-empt any upcoming hazards or change lanes without having to glance away from the road; a split second look that could otherwise be costly.

Apart from this wide-angle camera, GPS navigation is also projected onto the visor as well as speed and music and mobile phone functions, which can be controlled by voice command. Adding to its cool credentials is the electrochromic e-tint feature, which lets riders combat glaring sunlight by electronically making the visor darker at the press of a button.

If you're raring to get the AR-1 to protect your melon, you

My Boss is a Robot posted by Ralph Ewig
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2014-09-01
18:59:00
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Hong Kong’s subway has 10,000+ maintenance engineers, and one AI manager. If you’ve been wondering about the notable lack of updates recently, that’s because I’ve gone back to school at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business MSx program, and they’re keeping us rather busy. Ironically, while I’m working hard to further improve my management skills, this article describes humans who conceded this task altogether to an artificial intelligence algorithm, simply because it does a much better job.

JUST after midnight, the last subway car slips into its sidings in Hong Kong and an army of engineers goes to work. In a typical week, 10,000 people carry out 2600 engineering works across the system - from grinding rough rails smooth and replacing tracks to checking for damage. People might do the work, but they don’t choose what needs doing. Instead, each task is scheduled and managed by artificial intelligence. Hong Kong has one of the world’s best subway systems. It has a 99.9 per cent on time record - far better than London Underground or New York’s subway.

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The main difference between normal software and Hong Kong ...

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Firefly Revisited posted by Ralph Ewig
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2014-08-02
02:09:00
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Joss Whedons Firefly is (by a good margin) still my favorite TV show of all times. Working with Amy Pascale he’s penned an autobiography now, and io9 put the entire chapter on the creation and casting of Firefly online. It’s a must read for anyone who’s watched the show, and if you haven’t watched the show, what in the ‘verse is stopping you anyway?!

"I wanted to play with that classic notion of the frontier," Joss said. "Not the people who made history, but the people history stepped on--the people for whom every act is the creation of civilization." And he wanted to do it on a spaceship.That concept, he hoped, would elevate Firefly above the average sci-fi series.

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Joss characterized his story as an exploration of “how politics affect people personally. And the personal politics are the only politics that really interest me. I’m not going to make this big, didactic polemic--I’m just going to say, ‘When there are shifts in a planet, those tiny little guys are the ones who are affected. So let’s hang out with them--not the Federation heads or the Jedi Council.’”

The Second Space Age posted by Ralph Ewig
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2014-07-28
15:50:00

great promo video by Virgin Galactic VP of Special Projects. Aside from being a slick piece of marketing, it does very much capture the emotional underpinnings that drive so many of us to pursue a future where humans will live and travel in space.

Whether you have grown up hearing that call yourself or not, there is something about the idea of crossing into a realm where humans once thought only gods lived. Combined with the sentiment that history isn’t a spectator sport, it is almost impossible not to get up out of your chair and find some way to contribute after listening to this.

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