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Jan 19, 2016

God Does Not Deserve Admiration

Posted by in category: ethics

God does not exist. However, let’s grant for a moment that God is real. Religious texts and practices show that God is wicked, cruel, and immoral, and totally unworthy of affection by moral human beings.

For the sake of brevity, we’ll exclusively consider the God of the New Testament, and ignore the God of the Old Testament, Koran, and other books. This God is often portrayed as hip, cool, and loving. If we dig deeper into some of the basic tenets of Christianity held by mainstream Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox churches, we’ll see that it’s an elaborate smoke screen. The God of the New Testament is a beast.

The Problem of Evil

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Jan 19, 2016

Samsung announces mass production of next-generation HBM2 memory

Posted by in category: computing

Samsung announced today that its next-generation HBM2 memory is in mass production. 4GB stacks are available now, with 8GB expected by the end of the year.

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Jan 19, 2016

Robot tailor provides perfect suit

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

This robotic tailor can put you in the perfect suit in less than 10 seconds.

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Jan 19, 2016

Peter H. Diamandis on why technology is accelerating

Posted by in category: Peter Diamandis

http://bit.ly/1Kne3o8

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Jan 19, 2016

Why Design Matters

Posted by in category: futurism

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Jan 19, 2016

The Blockchain is a New Model of Governance

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, governance

While many people focus on bitcoin’s price fluctuations and potential increase in adoption, currency is just the first application of this game-changing technology. The core of the blockchain provides an alternative governance model to the current oligarchic control shown in the harsh austerity forced against the will of the Greek people.

In the six years of its existence, public awareness of this technology has grown by leaps and bounds. Now, most who are aware of this groundbreaking innovation know the blockchain is a ledger. Yet, this ledger is not simply for accounting monetary transactions.

At its core, it is a platform that allows people to come to agreement on virtually anything without intermediaries. It provides a foundation to make social contracts based on the principle of consensus. Foremost, it enables a larger function of accounting; performing checks and balance on the self interests and the corruptible tendencies that exist in society.

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Jan 19, 2016

That Weird Star That Doesn’t Have Alien Megastructures Around It? It Keeps Getting Weirder

Posted by in categories: alien life, habitats

While I AM aware that this is unlikely to end up being the work of an alien civilization, I DO believe that sooner or later (given the mindbogglingly powerful, state of the art observational instruments coming online soon, or already online, I’d DEFINITELY go with SOONER, rather than later!) we will detect an alien civilization in a similar way.


A star that made headlines due to weird brightness dips—leading to speculations of aliens building structures around it—is even weirder than we thought.

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Jan 19, 2016

Top Ten Ideas that Prove Nikola Tesla was the Greatest Mad Scientist in History

Posted by in category: futurism

http://bit.ly/1Oc95OY

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Jan 19, 2016

Impossible Foods

Posted by in categories: economics, food, habitats

We love meat. We love cheese. And for thousands of years we have relied on animals to make them. Impossible Foods has found a better way. We use plants to make the best meats and cheeses you’ll ever eat.

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Jan 18, 2016

Black hole sun could support bizarre life on orbiting planets

Posted by in category: alien life

A reversal of thermodynamics could allow life to exist on planets orbiting a black hole, as seen in the film Interstellar.

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