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Spacecraft Traveling Close to Light Speed Should Be Visible with Current Technology, Say Engineers | MIT Technology Review -
Spacecraft Traveling Close to Light Speed Should Be Visible with Current Technology, Say Engineers | MIT Technology Review
"Relativistic spacecraft must interact with the cosmic microwave background in a way that produces a unique light signature. And that means we should be able to spot any nearby, according to a new analysis." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
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Sith Lords approve of this man's Imperial Star Destroyer drone -
Sith Lords approve of this man's Imperial Star Destroyer drone
"With a Millennium Falcon and TIE Interceptor already in his fleet, YouTuber and drone-builder extraordinaire Oliver C. is slipping to the Dark Side with his newest addition, an Imperial Star Destroyer. Built from lightweight foam, and aluminum, Oliver added several LED lights to give the appearance of thrusters and blasters." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
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Tesla basically just ignited the driverless car era -
The computer-controlled driverless car is barreling down the road of the future towards us. We've known this for a long time, but the speed and the matter-of-factness with which it is moving from prototype to actual product still has the power to give you whiplash. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
According to stats, the FF backup and render apps have been downloaded over 600 times. 85% Windows version, 15% OS X.
I could get that OS X number up if I could make it work on Snow Leopard. I'm trying to figure out if I can upgrade without breaking some of my expensive boughten software. - Spidra Webster
Spidra, do you want me to run a backup for you and give you a zip file to download when it's done? - Micah
(I forget: did yours include my comments?) - bentley
bentley, not sure what you mean. - Micah
If I were to download my feed using your thingie, would it include My Discussions? (Sorry, I phrased it badly earlier.) - bentley
Micah, that would be FANTASTIC. - Spidra Webster
@bentley - it does include comments on your posts - Christina Pikas
I mean the comments that I've made on other people's posts. Claudio's thing gave that as an option but I was told it tended to choke on that. - bentley
I successfully exported and converted 61 pages running on OS X 10.9, but the target directory does not show up in Finder. :-( - Nils Sandin
Nils, sometimes it doesn't complete ot can't create the files on a particular system. Did you try running again? Also, if you want I can run it for you a give a zip of your backup to download. - Micah from iPhone
The target directory is inside of the app, so you can't see it with Finder (was my problem at least, before I figured out how to look inside the app). - Meg VMeg
So if it's inside the app, how can I access it independently? - Nils Sandin
HOW TO MANUALLY FIND YOU DATA DIRECTORY: Ctrl-Click the icon > Show Package Contents > then drill down through directories: Contents > MacOS > www. In www you should have ff_stream_<your username>.json — this is your raw data. Also: html_output folder has all your HTML files if you converted the data with the app. The ff_media folder has all the images and attachment files. - Micah from iPhone
I already downloaded but I'm going to try this because now I'm curious. :) - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Thanks Micah! - Nils Sandin
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The French work on the biggest moveable building in the world: this sarcophagus will be put over the reactor. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
Amazing pics - Nils Sandin from Android
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This Scientist Invented a Simple Way to Mass-Produce Graphene -
Caltech's David Boyd has done what scientists have been struggling to do for years: He says he's figured out a cheap, easy way to make graphene, and to make a lot of it. The kicker? He's using technology from the 1960s. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
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US reportedly threatened to withhold intelligence if Germany gave Snowden asylum | The Verge -
There's now a pretty clear reason why Edward Snowden hasn't found asylum in Germany; the US government reportedly threatened to keep German officials in the dark on critical intelligence if they took in the NSA whistleblower. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
t-ra needs this place
still trying to figure out. can only follow some people, on others the "follow" button doesn't work. also I can't post anything. maybe it hates firefox?
I wonder if there might be some issues with bandwidth at the moment. The last couple times I visited, things weren't loading as quickly as usual. - John (bird whisperer)
ah, ok. thanks. - t-ra needs this place
Yeah, doesn't load at all for me. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
So far working for me (even tried their bookmarklet), but server speed/bandwidth is sometimes an issue. - Nils Sandin
Interesting. It's just not loading for me (iPhone, wifi/cellular). - Stephan Planken from iPhone
i cannot post. I'm using Chrome on Mac. I did figure out how to follow people. - Mike Nencetti
It's the shape of things to come. - Jim #teamFFrank
You can't post on your own profile page. Go to the general feed or to a group to post. At least, that was what it was for me. I was trying to post while on my profile page. - Spidra Webster
that's where I was, Spidra. just wouldn't happen. I'll keep trying. - t-ra needs this place
The only problem I've had is that it's slow to respond (Chrome on Windows 8). - Jenny H.
Nils Sandin
The NSA Is Going to Love These USB-C Charging Cables -
The NSA Is Going to Love These USB-C Charging Cables
"But what the Verge fails to mention however, is that it's potentially much worse than that. If everyone is using the same power charger, it's not just renegade hackers posing as creative professionals in coffee shops that you need to worry about. With USB-C, the surveillance establishment suddenly has a huge incentive to figure out how to sneak a compromised cable into your power hole." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
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Tesla promises to 'end' Model S range anxiety on March 19th -
If you drive an electric car, you're probably all too familiar with range anxiety -- the fear that you'll travel too far and find yourself stranded by the side of the road. Tesla drivers may not have to worry about that for much longer, however. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
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How Microsoft Billionaire Found Largest Sunken Battleship -
High-tech tools, including an undersea "mountain goat," and years of research led to the discovery of the WWII-era Musashi in the Pacific. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
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Anonymously tracking phones through airport security cuts waiting time by a third | 9to5Mac -
"Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport says that anonymously tracking smartphones through airport security has enabled it to cut the average waiting time by a third." via Pocket - Nils Sandin
just let you know that even if FF will die soon (very sad :( ), you can find a very similar place here: it would be nice create a Fitbit Fans room there too (the admin can import the posts)
All that website says is "Coming soon on these screens ..." - Nils Sandin
Sorry, I wrote the wrong link ^__^ - Irma from iPhone
Kol Tregaskes
And lastly I've created new Flipboard magazines and have been sharing and reading on Flipboard more and more. You can find me here: with details of my magazines here: What is your Flipboard profile URL? #whatsyoururl
Feel free to post your FLipboard URLs below - Kol Tregaskes
Just bumping this for the non-weekenders. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Is it only me who uses Flipboard? :-) - Kol Tregaskes
I use it but I haven't made a magazine yet. - Eric - Final Countdown
Flipboard is great, especially on a tablet - I switch between it and Feedly - Nils Sandin
Eric, Nils, what your Flipboard profile URLs? :-) I think everyone gets a profile page... I think. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks Nils. - Kol Tregaskes
That is interesting, I didn't know Flipboard can be used as a curation tool! Thought it was just for reading feeds. I don't have a tablet, you see, and I don't use a mobile phone that much. I wonder if I can create Flipboards on my desktop/laptop? UPDATE: Nope. Devices only. Too bad they don't have a Chrome app. - Laura Norvig 1-android 2-tech&electronics 3-music 4-home news(silivri) - Alperian
Laura, you can read customised "magazines" on the desktop. I've not tried looking for the regular feeds but yeah guess that's on mobile only. :-) - Kol Tregaskes
Thanks Alperian. - Kol Tregaskes
Yes, I can read your magazines, but can't make my own without the app. - Laura Norvig from iPhone
Ah, I see. Hopefully they will expand the desktop version soon. They are adding more and more to the desktop app all the time. - Kol Tregaskes
I would like you follow you all wherever you are moving to or are right now. Can you please add your profile here and share to others so we can gather everyone's URLs in one place above? - Kol Tregaskes
Todd Hoff
You know what's not cool? Closing down a service and not allowing you to export your data. Got a 'limit-exceeded' from Frienfeed?
Super un-cool. People are trying to backup THEIR OWN content and it's impossible. I guess FF could have just rotated the database, though. - Claudio Cicali
getting that :( - Lorenzo R v rs
Export aborted on page 46 :-( - Nils Sandin
You can use this: (English text below) - война кончается
Cool, thanks, it's chugging through. What's different about how it works? - Todd Hoff
it doesn't downloads images - Miki
I got "Got a 'limit-exceeded' from Frienfeed?" again. - Todd Hoff
I keep getting the same here hmmm i see people downloading ok - Lorenzo R v rs
Amit Patel
Hey MOO cards, what is this!?
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I uploaded images that were 1039 x 697 pixels. It complained. - Amit Patel
Well, 1039 is less than 1039.3700787401576 so it's understandable. - Mark H
Yes indeed, it's 102 square pixels too small ;-) That aside, Moo is great. - Nils Sandin
I order moo cards once a year. Each year I update the images on the back, and leave the front the same. It's a nice reminder of the projects I worked on, and it gets me started preparing mentally for Game Developers Conference :) - Amit Patel
MOO card success! — I gave them out at a conference last week, and at least half the people spent some time examining it, wondering how it could feel so different from a regular business card. And the other half loved having a choice of card designs to pick from. - Amit Patel
Love MOO cards. I use the mini ones and people seem very charmed by them. - Corinne L
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Feds Admit Stingrays Can Disrupt Cell Service of Bystanders | WIRED -
Feds Admit Stingrays Can Disrupt Cell Service of Bystanders | WIRED
"The Justice Department and local law enforcement agencies insist that the only reason for their secrecy is to prevent suspects from learning how the devices work and devising methods to thwart them. But a court filing recently uncovered by the ACLU suggests another reason for the secrecy: the fact that stingrays can disrupt cellular service for any phone in their vicinity—not just targeted phones—as well as any other mobile devices that use the same cellular network for connectivity as the targeted phone." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
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Proposed Chinese security law could mean tough rules for tech companies | Gigaom -
China apparently wants to one-up the U.S. and the U.K. when it comes to urging technology companies to install security backdoors and break their encrypted documents and user communications in the name of national security. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
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Autopsy report declares police shooting of Tamir Rice, 12, to be homicide - Boing Boing -
An autopsy report released today declared the police shooting death of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy to be a homicide. The report issued today by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner found that Tamir Rice died of one shot to the abdomen. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
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Astronomy: Mars and Venus conjunction tonight - Boing Boing -
via Pocket - Nils Sandin
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The NSA and its allies stole the keys to your phone's security | The Verge -
A new report by The Intercept details a stunning heist made by US and UK spies that has given intelligence agencies the ability to break through the privacy of smartphone communications. via Pocket - Nils Sandin
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Don't you forget about Ruth -
Don't you forget about Ruth
More fun from Philip Bloom. - Nils Sandin
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Absolutely amazing! - Nils Sandin
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Star Wars VS Star Trek Epic Trailer - YouTube -
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How schools ruined recess — and four things needed to fix it - The Washington Post -
How schools ruined recess — and four things needed to fix it - The Washington Post
"The problem is that most adults would try and prevent this sort of play. Everything would be questioned and controlled from the very beginning. There is often no trust when it comes to free play for children, creating a highly regulated and controlled recess atmosphere. A recess that is consistently short and very restrictive allows few opportunities for healthy sensory development – leading to potential difficulties with attention, learning, and behavior." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Mark H
House of Self-Indulgence: Runaway (Michael Crichton, 1984) - http://houseofselfindulgence.b...
House of Self-Indulgence: Runaway (Michael Crichton, 1984)
House of Self-Indulgence: Runaway (Michael Crichton, 1984)
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"It's easy to sit back and laugh at bold predictions that fail to materialize in works of speculative science fiction that came out thirty years ago. However, just because evil bastards who look like Gene Simmons from KISS aren't running around stealing microchips with the help of an army of robot spiders doesn't mean the premise of Runaway is that far-fetched." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
This was one of those films that we must have taken out of the video store a dozen or more times in the first few years of having a VHS player. I loved this film so much. - Mark H
This is a classic movie. - Steven Perez from Android
BTW, Tom Selleck just turned 70! - Nils Sandin
Stephan Planken
Finally uninstalled WinZip ($$) bloat ware in favor of 7-Zip. Only 1/100th of the size, and much, much quicker. No hidden toolbars, ads.
Smart decision. - Sean McBride
Had a paid version of WinZip from ages ago, but a few upgrade cycles back they suddenly stopped recognizing that and wanted $$ for each upgrade. #fail - Nils Sandin
What's the advantage of WinZip over the native ZIP interface in Windows nowadays? I know that 7-Zip is capable of handling formats other than ZIP, but was WinZip able to do so, too? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
I was going to ask the same question: what's the OS functionality lacking? - walt crawford
My software can use it to archive projects at the end of the day, it has support for WinZip built in. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
What gets me is this: I am a paying customer, this is not free software. But it installed some toolbar along with it. Plus it forces a context sensitive menu item as advertisement for more software. Plus, version 19 started to load all sorts of modules such that it took 30 seconds on average to start. In comparison, 7-zip compresses the entire project in less than 6 seconds (~12MB... more... - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Is there a way to access the Windows compression via a command line? - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Sort of maybe I haven't tested this don't blame me if it doesn't work: - walt crawford
Bookmarked, I'll experiment with that Monday. Thanks for the link. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I am still using the free copy of WinRar 3.51 that they gave away back in 2005. Was also using Winzip 9 (I refused to pay again to upgrade) until I moved to Win7. Couldn't get it to work right, which was disappointing. For a long time I was extracting archives with WinRar, and using WinZip to create archives from the Explorer context menu, when distribution was intended (I don't believe... more... - April Russo (FForever!)
7-zip lets you configure that from the file manager tools menu. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I just checked on that and remembered why I could not change it. Everything I do throws an error. - April Russo (FForever!)
I'm sure you are aware but the system wide settings require admin privileges. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Stephan, years ago now I wrote a batch script for doing backups centered around the 7zip command line interface. In case it's useful: - Micah
Thanks, Micah! - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I believe this one uses the built in zipping capabilities in Windows, and the config file for it will probably give you a really good hint as to how to do something similar from other apps. - April Russo (FForever!)
Interesting concept, thanks, April. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
I'm probably the most clueless user ever … can't figure it out, so I move the zip/7z/rar/arj to my dropbox, then unzip/un7zip/unrar/unarj on a unix command line, then I move the resulting folder back out of the dropbox folder. :-( - Amit Patel
Interesting workflow. Sounds like you're a hardcore command line junkie. :) As long as it works for you, it doesn't matter in the end how you get there. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Nils Sandin
Why Did Vaccinated People Get Measles at Disneyland? Blame the Unvaccinated | WIRED -
Why Did Vaccinated People Get Measles at Disneyland? Blame the Unvaccinated | WIRED
"... two doses are 97 percent effective against infection. (Compare that to 88 percent for two doses of the mumps vaccine from the MMR shot.) It’s a live version of the virus, just weakened—or attenuated—so it doesn’t cause severe symptoms. The vaccine replicates just like the full-on measles virus, inciting your immune system to produce antibodies against it. Those antibodies then protect against actual measles as well. But in some people, that response just doesn’t happen. No one knows why. Either your body doesn’t produce enough antibodies, or the ones it does produce aren’t specific enough to latch on to the virus and kill it." - Nils Sandin from Bookmarklet
Mark H
I have mispronounced Hartlepool all these years. (There were more I didn't know, but I've never had any reason to pronounce them. (Harlepool is a football team.)) - Eivind
Siobhan's adorable. - Brent Schaus from iPhone
Chronic mispronouncer of ALL THE THINGS---> - Jenny H.
That was cute. - Stephen Mack
At least all the -cesters (and -minsters) are consistent (and I had those correct!) :-) - Nils Sandin
Nothing like a little bit of local knowledge. Near me are two places, Cosham and Bosham. The first is pronounced more-or-less like it's spelt: cosh'm. The second one is bozz'm. No idea why. - Mark H
Stephan Planken
EU wants internet firms to hand over encryption keys
EU wants internet firms to hand over encryption keys
"But critics warn that tech-savvy criminals can also exploit backdoors, leaving users more vulnerable to cyber attacks. “Instead of protecting citizens, it will actually endanger citizens’ net security and trample fundamental rights to data protection and privacy," said German Green MEP Jan Phillip Albrecht in a statement." - Nils Sandin
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