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7nm IBM Chip Doubles Performance, Proves Moore’s Law Through 2018

7nm IBM Chip Doubles Performance, Proves Moore’s Law Through 2018 | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Moore's Law is one of those miracles of modern life that we all take for granted, like grocery stores and dentistry with anesthesia. For 50 years now, computer processors have been doubling their performance per dollar per square centimeter every 1-2 years. This exponential trend has taken us from the ENIAC's 500 flops (floating point…
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Could IBM really be on the verge of pushing Intel to the back seat?

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Srebrenica: Is Europe forgetting its horrors?

Srebrenica: Is Europe forgetting its horrors? | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Srebrenica should remind us that if we do not remain vigilant against the same pervasive hate that broke up a nation, it could one day creep up on us again.
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Such a very long and full history of Muslims in Europe.

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Quasi Modo, World's Ugliest Dog, returns to Loxahatchee a celebrity - Palm Beach Post

Quasi Modo, World's Ugliest Dog, returns to Loxahatchee a celebrity - Palm Beach Post | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
After a week of traveling between the east and west coasts, Quasi Modo of Loxahatchee Groves, the World’s Ugliest Dog for 2015, returned home a celebrity.
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Pic looks photoshopped but I gather it's a real pooch.

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These RPGs Are So Good You Won’t Believe They’re Really Free

These RPGs Are So Good You Won’t Believe They’re Really Free | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Role-playing games are a beloved staple of the industry. Ever since they moved from tabletop to desktop, they've captivated the hearts and minds of gamers of all ages. There's something about the RPG genre that provides for a more immersive experience and satisfying narrative. Of course, there are plenty of bad RPGs that sully the…
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Velly intellesting!

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Largest Ocean Cleanup in History Set for 2016

Largest Ocean Cleanup in History Set for 2016 | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Twenty year-old Boyan Slat, founder of The Ocean Cleanup, has created a way that will help put an end to the plastic pollution problem in world oceans through innovative technology set to deploy in 2016.
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An ambitious project.

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The 100-year story of Miami Beach

The 100-year story of Miami Beach | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Outlandishly successful, Miami Beach turned itself in a century of compressed but eventful history from millionaire’s caprice to global darling after rising Lazarus-like from near death.

Via Tonya Scholz
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Is it really "global darling" today?

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Microsoft elaborates on Win10 nagware

Microsoft elaborates on Win10 nagware | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The explanation raises more questions and has some users upset about being 'stampeded' by Microsoft
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I found this article useful.

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New species of dinosaur, the regaliceratops, discovered in Canada

New species of dinosaur, the regaliceratops, discovered in Canada | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Nicknamed Hellboy, the dinosaur had short horns over the eyes and a long nose horn, the opposite of the features sported by its close relative triceratops
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Holy prehistoric hoser herbivores Batman!

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Racist Dr. Seuss Drawing Heads to Auction

Racist Dr. Seuss Drawing Heads to Auction | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it


Courtesy Nate D. Sanders Fine Autographs & Memorabilia, Los Angeles.
A 1929 Dr.

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Wouldn't have expected this.

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How Facebook is Killing the Open Web

How Facebook is Killing the Open Web | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The way we use the web is changing. The rise of social networks and apps have created closed silos where people are spending increasing amounts of time, at the expense of the open web. There are a couple of ways for you to be reading this article: you could have entered MakeUseOf.com into your browser…
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FB is not a good thing for open self-expression...it only seems that way.

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Google aims to be your universal translator

Google aims to be your universal translator | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
The latest Google Translate uses your phone's camera to read foreign street signs -- even when offline.
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Could be really helpful.

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Mumtaz Begum

Mumtaz Begum | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
For over 40 years this Barnum-inspired half-fox, half-woman has been telling fortunes from her cage in a Pakistani zoo
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You've been Mumtazzed!

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Man buys dresser, finds treasure inside - YouTube

CNN affiliate KPRC reports on a man who got more than he paid for when he bought a dresser at an estate sale.
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What a selfless act to give it all back to the former owner.

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Dead dog found inside barbecue - KCRA.com - KCRA Sacramento

Dead dog found inside barbecue - KCRA.com - KCRA Sacramento | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Residents are stunned after a neighborhood ruckus in Elk Grove ended with a man's arrest and a gruesome discovery of a dog in a barbecue grill in a what police are calling a case of vengeance. 
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Pretty messed-up.

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Here's the Inspiring Reason People Are Getting Semicolon Tattoos

Here's the Inspiring Reason People Are Getting Semicolon Tattoos | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
This movement is gaining momentum.
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I was ready to think this was pointless, but no.

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The Dukes of Hazard [ Politically Correct ]

Politically Correct version of the Dukes of Hazard
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Thanks to John for posting this downright prophetic skit.

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Marthe de Florian - Wikipedia

Marthe de Florian

Madame Marthe de Florian (Paris, France; 9 September 1864 - Trouville-sur-Mer, France; 29 August 1939) born as Mathilde Héloïse Beaugiron was a little known French demimondaine (courtesan) during the Belle Époque.

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Great story about the apartment time capsule.

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Aldous Huxley’s wife wrote this letter about injecting him with LSD right before he died

Aldous Huxley’s wife wrote this letter about injecting him with LSD right before he died | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
All five people in the room said that this was the most serene, the most beautiful death they had ever witnessed.
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Thanks to Mike Brown for posting this on FB.

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Tommy Chong introduces his Wellness medical marijuana brand in Arizona

Tommy Chong introduces his Wellness medical marijuana brand in Arizona | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Comedian Tommy Chong was in the valley Saturday, appearing at an event dedicated to promoting wellness through medical marijuana.
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WTG man!

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Solid gold Scythian bongs for cannabis and opium discovered in Russia

Solid gold Scythian bongs for cannabis and opium discovered in Russia | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Two gold bongs dating to 2,400 years gives insight into the Scythian nomads.
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Right-on, ancients!

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A spaghetti western on lean urbanism (documentary)

What makes a good shelter? For thousands of years we’ve been attempting to regulate the idea. Even the bible had building codes. The book of Deuteronomy mand...
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Kirsten Dirksen makes some excellent documentaries on small homes and eco living. This movie-length doc is worth a watch.

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Ireland Votes to Approve Gay Marriage, Putting Country in Vanguard

Ireland Votes to Approve Gay Marriage, Putting Country in Vanguard | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Opinion polls and high turnout in urban areas favored a yes vote on the referendum, which would make Ireland the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote.
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WTG Emerald Isle!

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33 Stars Who Died Too Young

33 Stars Who Died Too Young | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
Celebrity is fleeting and there are times when our favorite actors, musicians, and other shining stars are extinguished too soon in the height of their careers. Here are some of the famous faces who died all too young. 1. Paul Walker Advertisement The Fast and the Furious series actor died in a car crash after …
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What a gaffe with the Diana info!

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How Much do the World’s Biggest YouTube Stars Make?

How Much do the World’s Biggest YouTube Stars Make? | Vloasis vlogging | Scoop.it
It's no secret that some of the most successful YouTubers are, well, successful. But just how big are the biggest YouTube stars? Who are the biggest money-makers on Google's massive video service? Spoiler alert, PewDiePie is the biggest, by a huge margin, which shouldn't come as a shock to anyone who uses YouTube on a regular…
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A pretty penny.

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