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Battery 2,000 times more powerful, recharges 1,000 times faster (2013)

This is a whole new way to think about batteries. A battery can deliver far more power than anybody ever thought. In recent decades, electronics have gotten small. The thinking parts of computers have gotten small. And the battery has lagged far behind. This is a microtechnology that could change

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John Perry Barlow, Internet Pioneer, 1947-2018

With a broken heart I have to announce that EFF’s founder, visionary, and our ongoing inspiration, John Perry Barlow, passed away quietly in his sleep this morning. We will miss Barlow and his wisdom for decades to come, and he will always be an integral part of EFF. It is no exaggeration

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Battery 2,000 times more powerful, recharges 1,000 times faster (2013)

This is a whole new way to think about batteries. A battery can deliver far more power than anybody ever thought. In recent decades, electronics have gotten small. The thinking parts of computers have gotten small. And the battery has lagged far behind. This is a microtechnology that could change all of that. Now the power source is as high-performance as the rest of it. – William P. King, the Bliss

The Cloververse Re: In defense of the Cloverfield franchise

There will always be a place in my heart for the original Cloverfield film and the time I spent on dozens of different forums tracking the progress of what was “uncovered” over the months leading up to 01.18.08, and the alternate universe it would be opening. The so-called Cloververse. Each of the works created thus far are worth looking into in their own right, I mean who doesn’t have a

49ers make Jimmy Garoppolo the highest-paid player in NFL with 5-year deal

The San Francisco 49ers are all in on Jimmy Garoppolo, making the quarterback the highest-paid player in the NFL on Thursday with a five-year, $137.5 million deal, according to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo. Garoppolo, 26, was in the final year of his rookie contract when he was traded by the New England Patriots in October to the 49ers for a second-round draft pick. After spending time on the sideline, Garoppolo took over as a starter for the last

John Perry Barlow, Internet Pioneer, 1947-2018

With a broken heart I have to announce that EFF’s founder, visionary, and our ongoing inspiration, John Perry Barlow, passed away quietly in his sleep this morning. We will miss Barlow and his wisdom for decades to come, and he will always be an integral part of EFF. It is no exaggeration to say that major parts of the Internet we all know and love today exist and thrive because of Barlow’s vision and

Elon Musk Delivers: SpaceX has successfully launched a Tesla Roadster into orbit

This morning at work, I was able to catch the live stream of Falcon Heavy’s launch, the payload being a Tesla Roadster: Now we get to see what it’d be like to orbit Earth in that vehicle, courtesy of Starman: The boost core was lost, but the side cores landed as expected. The lost core landed about 100 meters from its intended destination. Elon Musk first revealed the functional space

Why You Should Switch From Google Chrome to Firefox

Image credit: Mozilla in Europe/ Flickr Since its debut, Chrome has grown in popularity, though its once-stellar reputation has taken a bit of a hit as of late. Examples of Chrome-only sites are more and more common, reminiscent of the days when Microsoft’s Internet Explorer dominated the web browser market. It’s been shown to be a massive memory hog as well, slowing down machines as users create more and more tabs. If you’re

Card Proxy Generator – Generate printable game cards from JSON

Enter json data below and it will be turned into cards. The data on each card will be shown in the order it’s entered in. Fields with the key ‘title’ will be bold and larger. Fields with the key ‘flavour’ will be italic and smaller. If a field with the key ‘count’ is present it will be ignored and if it’s a number that many duplicates of the card will

Randomness: the Ghost in the Machine? (2014)

In his classic short story The Lottery in Babylon, Borges invites us to imagine a culture that valorizes randomness, institutionalizing it in an official lottery that entangles itself with every aspect of life, and even non-life. By situating this culture in Babylon, Borges frees himself to conjure up an alien way of life. And yet, as with all great speculative fiction, Borges also seems to be holding a mirror up to

Quantum Poetics: Why physics can’t get rid of metaphor

Popular science writing is an act of translation. This is true especially in writing about physics, whose mathematical language is far from everyday speech. But the industry of physics writing might promise more than it can deliver, particularly when it tries to offer descriptions of fundamental physical reality that, so we are sometimes told, dispel the illusions we get from ordinary experience. As with translating literary works from their original

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Card Proxy Generator – Generate printable game cards from JSON

Enter json data below and it will be turned into cards. The data on each card will be shown in the order it’s entered in. Fields with the key ‘title’ will be bold and larger. Fields with the key ‘flavour’ will be italic and smaller. If a field with the key ‘count’ is present it will be ignored and if it’s a number that many duplicates of the card will