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The tree house…

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I enjoyed so thoroughly as a child didn’t look a thing like  this new  whiz-bang design.   Did yours?

Here’s a link  to the company which builds such marvels.

 

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June 30, 2015 at 11:53 pm

3D holograms…

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3D holograms are not new,  but creating them with lasers that allow you to touch the holograms without  being burned  is very new.   You don’t need to be a techie to find this fascinating and begin to imagine the wide range of uses this application could be put to.

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June 30, 2015 at 10:11 am

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Watson focused on cancer…

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In case you’ve forgotten,  Watson is the nickname of IBM’s super-capable computer,  which destroyed human Jeopardy contestants four years ago.   The  artificial intelligence is  now tasked  with finding personalized treatments for every cancer patient by comparing disease and treatment histories,  genetic data,  scans and symptoms against the current medical knowledge.

The computer can do in seconds what it takes the most accomplished,  dedicated humans weeks and months to achieve.   If I had cancer,  I’d be pleased to know that Watson was on my team.

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2015/06/27/watsons-next-feat-taking-on-cancer/

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June 29, 2015 at 11:53 pm

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A.I. machine gets testy…

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Apparently artificial intelligence machines  are like  small children  —  they get cross when they don’t know something and can’t answer appropriately.

 

 

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June 29, 2015 at 10:11 am

SpaceX explodes…

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The latest SpaceX adventure has  ended badly,  but spectacularly,  in an explosion.

It turns out that rocket science is quite difficult.

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June 28, 2015 at 11:19 pm

Union dented, not dead…

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I am always happy to read about a greedy,  grasping labor union having its hand slapped,  however gently.   I am downright amazed when it comes out of California,  as  this story  does.

Note that the employees,  unrepresented by a labor cartel,  got their own better wages and conditions,  so never let liberals tell you how hard the union fights for its workers.  It may have been true a very long time ago,  but it certainly is not now.

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June 28, 2015 at 10:12 am

Lake Texoma vortex…

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Engineers are saying this  substantial vortex  is caused by releasing water from the dam.   This is one reason they tell people to stay away from dams!

 

 

 

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June 28, 2015 at 12:50 am

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Bricklayers, beware!

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An Australian engineer has built  a robot  which can lay bricks,  even build a house.  The robot is named,  rather charmingly,  Hadrian.

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June 27, 2015 at 10:10 am

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SCOTUS mandates same-sex marriage…

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SCOTUS apparently learned nothing from its decision in Roe v. Wade.  In a few months you’ll see activists pushing for multiple marriages based on this far-reaching  decision.    I’ve long been weary of the argument that gays have no rights.  Until today,  they had the same right to marry that a brother and sister did. Any decent lawyer could draft a document giving a same-sex couple a vast array of personal rights.   It’s called a contract,  and it has been used for thousands of years.

I predict you will see a push to legalize pedophilia in the near future,  using some of the same arguments,  followed by a push to decriminalize bestiality and a whole host of vomit-inducing behaviors.   You can thank His Oneness for giving use two women justices who “feel” justice instead of doing the job assigned to them by the very Constitution they are supposed to uphold.

You will also see a concerted campaign to denigrate anyone who disagrees with today’s ruling,  and the activists will attempt to force religious orders to conduct the ceremonies,  once again proving that the Left is the most intolerant group in the country.

Just as he did yesterday with his ObamaCare victory,  His Oneness did a rhetorical jig of triumph.  Again he claimed that the people supported this.  ObamaCare has gotten majority approval only once in five years of polling,  and it’s only recently that same-sec marriage has eked out a bare majority.

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June 26, 2015 at 11:56 pm

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O’Reilly lashes after race-baiters…

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Bill O’Reilly can be a jackass sometimes,  but I have to admire his no-holds-barred  push-back  against the race-baiters,  or whom we have far too many,  and they are all Democrats.   If Democrats lose race as an issue,   how will they keep their black voters on the government plantation of dependency?

 

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June 26, 2015 at 10:19 am