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Science and Technology: Spaceward, ho!

If you know me, then you know that I am a big fan of all things Elon Musk, but especially his spectacular endeavors at SpaceX. I have long believed that the commercial exploitation of space–as opposed to its continued government monopoly–is the future of human space travel, and I believe Elon Musk represents the bleeding […] Continue reading

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Science and Technology: Things to do with aged tech: Old smartphones as streaming media jukeboxes

If you’re at all like me, you have a lot of old technology lying about. One of the most common forms of that old tech is in the form of old cellphones, which means for me, smartphones. One of the solutions I have employed for upcycling these phones is to use them as streaming media […] Continue reading

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Science and Technology: Glitches and Cybergeddon

If you read the kinds of news feeds and websites I do, you can’t help but have come away with the breathless, panicky sense that the cyber world is collapsing in on itself as the result of what has been, so far, three unrelated technical glitches involving United Airlines, the New York Stock Exchange, and […] Continue reading

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Science and Technology: The LastPass hack and the Internet security dark war

There are those who will see the latest LastPass hack as a vindication of their view that online password managers are a disaster waiting to happen. Frankly, despite some of the hyperbolic headlines,  I believe the concept is still sound. Here’s why: First, it’s nearly impossible for any particular user to manage his internet presence […] Continue reading

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Science and Technology: Some thoughts on the ado about crowdfunding fails

Or, caveat emptor always applies. If you’re at all like me and follow the crowdfunding world with a sense of excited curiosity, then you can’t help but to have noticed the crop of “how not to get scammed” articles littering the tech writing world in the wake of the FTC ruling over a known Kickstarter […] Continue reading

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