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'You're Doing Your Weekend Wrong'
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“If you don’t feel rejuvenated and keen to face Monday after two work-free days, there might be a reason: You’re doing your weekend wrong,” an anonymous reader writes, citing a Quartz article. From the article: According to University of Calgary sociologist Robert Stebbins, most leisure falls into two categories: casual and serious. Casual leisure pursuits […]

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Post-IPO Pure doing all right, says NVMe is the new flash
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Four words: Stand-alone storage. Kerching Pure Storage all-flash arrays continue to rise, with revenues up 50 per cent year-on-year in Pure’s third fiscal 2017 quarter.…

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NASA says the ISS' inflatable module is doing great
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It's been almost six months since the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) was attached to the ISS, and NASA now has some early data to share. According to BEAM Manager Steve Munday, it's been doing well and performing as expected after the inst…

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She wants it. She needs it. Shall I give it to her or keep doing it by myself?
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Those backup passwords aren’t for everyone Something for the Weekend, Sir?  “Give it to me pleeeese!” she begs, staring longingly into my eyes. “I’m desperate and will do anything.”…

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Mobile carriers aren’t doing enough to fight robocalls, senators say
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(credit: Federal Trade Commission) Two US senators are urging the mobile phone industry to fight robocalls and texts by creating a database of phone numbers that have been reassigned from one customer to another. Reassigned numbers are one of the major contributors to unwanted calls and texts, and carriers haven’t done enough to fight the problem, […]

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All the cool kids are doing Ethereum now
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 In the beginning the Prophet Satoshi brought us Bitcoin. And the cryptogeeks and libertarians looked upon it, and said lo, we smile upon this, for it is good, and decentralized, and solves the Byzantine Generals Problem. For a time all was well. But then came wailing and gnashing of teeth and wearing of sackcloth. And […]

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Academic questioned by American Airlines officials for doing math on plane – CNET
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Technically Incorrect: An Ivy League expert in search theory says the math he was writing may have been mistaken by a passenger for some sort of code, possibly terroristic. Oh, and he has dark skin.

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We’re doing SETI the wrong and long way around, say boffins
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Look where the lookers are looking at you, rather than at BEELLIONS of galaxies If there are other civilisations out there on Earth-like planets orbiting Sun-like stars, we’re likely to waste a lot of time filtering out billions of prospects.…

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Doing Loops in a Tomorrowland Jet Pack Might Kill You
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In the movie Tomorrowland, people have jetpacks (or rocket packs). Here is an analysis of the acceleration of a rocket pack. The post Doing Loops in a Tomorrowland Jet Pack Might Kill You appeared first on WIRED.

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