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Proofreading 101

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1. How large is your computer screen?

2. How clean is your workspace?

3. How many computer programs do you have open?

3a. Noisy environment?

4. What tools do you have at your disposal?

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Eben Moglen: Time To Apply Asimov's First Law of Robotics To Smartphones - Slashdot

Eben Moglen: Time To Apply Asimov's First Law of Robotics To Smartphones - Slashdot | Good Advice | Scoop.it

'In [1960s] science fiction, visionaries perceived that in the middle of the first quarter of the 21st century, we'd be living contemporarily with robots. They were correct. We do. We carry them everywhere we go. They see everything, they're aware of our position, our relationship to other human beings and other robots, they mediate an information stream about us, which allows other people to predict and know our conduct and intentions and capabilities better than we can predict them ourselves. But we grew up imagining that these robots would have, incorporated in their design, a set of principles. We imagined that robots would be designed so that they could never hurt a human being. These robots have no such commitments. These robots hurt us every day. They work for other people. They're designed, built and managed to provide leverage and control to people other than their owners. Unless we retrofit the first law of robotics onto them immediately, we're cooked.

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Awesome Books to Replace Your Favorite Cancelled TV Shows

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The love of television is always tragic. We're doomed to fall in love with television shows and then lose them, again and again. And often, our love burns the brightest for shows that live the shortest amount of time.We'll never get our favorite cancelled TV shows back again — but the good news is, for every TV show you miss, there are books (or book series) that can help fill the void.

Here are 12 cancelled TV shows, and the books that could help replace them in your life.


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Smart TV alliance formed in attempt to forestall another format war

Smart TV alliance formed in attempt to forestall another format war | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Some TV manufacturers have joined forces to form Smart TV Alliance, which aims to encourage one standard for Smart TV apps.
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Tour the Tomb of NASA’s First and Last Nuclear Reactor

Tour the Tomb of NASA’s First and Last Nuclear Reactor | Good Advice | Scoop.it

A gallery of images showing NASA's first and only nuclear reactor, which was built in the 1960s to research nuclear-powered airplanes, then eventually nuclear-powered space rockets. After being decommissioned in 1973, the site was demolished this year.

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Inside Minority Report‘s ‘Idea Summit,’ Visionaries Saw the Future

Inside Minority Report‘s ‘Idea Summit,’ Visionaries Saw the Future | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Three years before making Minority Report, director Steven Spielberg assembled a supergroup of deep thinkers who conceptualized many of the movie's most enduring visions of the future. A virtual roundtable takes you back to that momentous event in the history of sci-fi filmmaking.
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Kodak Digital Camera, 1975

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“The camera described in this report represents a first attempt demonstrating a photographic system which may, with improvements in technology, substantially impact the way pictures will be taken in the future.”

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Kevin Nealon Will Scare You Into Adopting a Puppy [VIDEO]

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Watch comedian Kevin Nealon talk about serious life issues, and eventually animal adoption.
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Google Bars Site That Converts YouTube Songs Into MP3s - Slashdot

Google Bars Site That Converts YouTube Songs Into MP3s - Slashdot | Good Advice | Scoop.it
An anonymous reader writes "Google is apparently cracking down on a popular site that converts the music from YouTube videos into MP3s.
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Happy News - Grizzled Truckers Transport Rescued Animals to Safety

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Happy News - Grizzled Truckers Transport Rescued Animals to Safety...
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How to Book Your Ticket to Space

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The dream of flying to space is close to the heart of every kid – and even many adults.

 

Such visions make possible ideas like the Intergalactic Travel Bureau. As part of an art festival on Governors Island in New York running June 9 and 10, the travel bureau asks visitors to imagine their dream space vacation. Want to see the rings of Saturn? How about the ice caps of Mars? The exhibit will allow participants to connect with actors and space scientists and come up with the best ways to learn and explore the solar system and beyond.

 

While such flights of fancy are great to imagine, within a few years it will actually be possible to launch into space without first becoming an astronaut. Space travel may never be as easy and safe as taking a plane from Los Angeles to New York, but ordinary citizens (with a lot of money) can already start putting some cash down on a ticket to space.

 

The current market is small, with only seven actual space tourists flying over the last decade, but many people dream of the day it grows. Elon Musk, who plans to fly space tourists through his company SpaceX, envisions a ticket to Mars costing a mere $500,000 – though enormous obstacles remain before such a endeavor could become a reality.


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Prometheus Crew Spills Its Guts About Movie’s Most Shocking Scene

Prometheus Crew Spills Its Guts About Movie’s Most Shocking Scene | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Prometheus, Ridley Scott's spiritual precursor to sci-fi shocker Alien, comes a cool 33 years after Ellen Ripley first faced off against a h...
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Three Black Cats « Sundays at the Shelter

Three Black Cats « Sundays at the Shelter | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Cameron is a shy gentle cat currently waiting for a home at PAWS.Elmer is a friendly, inquisitive, and active young cat.And here’s a kitten, just ...
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Google’s Artificial Brain Learns to Find Cat Videos

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When computer scientists at Google's mysterious X lab built a neural network of 16,000 computer processors with one billion connections and let it browse YouTube, it did what many web users might do -- it began to look for cats.

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9 Beliefs of Remarkably Successful People

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The most successful people in business approach their work differently than most. See how they think--and why it works.

 

1. Time doesn't fill me.  I fill time.

2. The people around me are the people I chose.

3. I have never paid my dues ... Dues get paid each and every day.

4. Experience is irrelevant. Accomplishments are everything.

5. Failure is something I accomplish; it doesn't just happen to me.

6. Volunteers always win.

7. As long as I'm paid well, it's all good.

8. People who pay me always have the right to tell me what to do ... work to align what you like to do with what you are paid to do.

9. The extra mile is a vast, unpopulated wasteland.

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The Internet Is Run By Unelected Technocrats, and Congress Wants to Keep It That Way

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Xenophobes and technocrats have found something they can agree on: The United Nations shouldn’t be in charge of the Internet.

 

U.S. lawmakers from both parties have been beating their chests over rumblings that a heretofore uncontroversial UN agency plans to seize control over cyberspace. This morning, every single member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee agreed that it should be “the consistent and unequivocal policy of the United States to promote a global Internet free from government control.” Taking a page from the UN’s playbook, the committee unanimously approved a nonbinding resolution to that effect. It will now head to the full House for a vote.


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Now it Can Be Told: What David Said to The Engineer in Prometheus

Now it Can Be Told: What David Said to The Engineer in Prometheus | Good Advice | Scoop.it

The line that David speaks to the Engineer (which is from a longer sequence that didn’t make the final edit) is as follows:

 

/ida hmanəm aɪ kja namṛtuh zdɛ:taha/…/ghʷɪvah-pjorn-ɪttham sas da:tṛ kredah/

 

A serviceable translation into English is:

 

‘This man is here because he does not want to die. He believes you can give him more life’.


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Old Media Keeps Seducing Startup Kids

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Clearly, there’s something about operating on the cutting edge that sends tech leaders yearning for tried-and-true practices originating in the distant past. With so many investors and entrepreneurs clawing over each other to invent media’s future, maybe looking to the past is the savviest move of all.

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Teens turn from Facebook to fresher social-media sites

Teens turn from Facebook to fresher social-media sites | Good Advice | Scoop.it
Teens appear to have conflicting attention for Facebook and are drifting to other social-media sites.
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Young Listeners Opt For Streaming Over Owning - Slashdot

Young Listeners Opt For Streaming Over Owning - Slashdot | Good Advice | Scoop.it
An anonymous reader writes "CNN reports that younger listeners are increasingly opting to stream music rather than own it. If their music is constantly available anywhere on any device, then 'what's the difference?
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Your Problem Isn't Motivation - It's Follow Through

Your Problem Isn't Motivation - It's Follow Through | Good Advice | Scoop.it

Motivation is in the mind; follow-through is in the practice. Motivation is conceptual; follow-through is practical. In fact, the solution to a motivation problem is the exact opposite of the solution to a follow through problem. The mind is essential to motivation. But with follow through, it's the mind that gets in the way.

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Prometheus EXPLAINED - Movie Review (SPOILERS)

Chris Stuckmann examines Prometheus from beginning to end, offering his thoughts on what the film means and the many questions it asks.

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Christopher Nolan "seriously" wants to direct a James Bond Movie

RT @narwilliams t.co/C0xsfiUW Hey how about Gary Oldman as 007 that'd be rad

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Gurney Journey: Our heads are getting larger

Gurney Journey: Our heads are getting larger | Good Advice | Scoop.it

According to a report in National Geographic, our heads are getting larger.

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