The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick

If you haven’t heard of Philip K. Dick’s exegesis, it was a self-reported religious experience that inspired Philip K. Dick to write his “VALIS” series, as well as his remaining novels. Which is, arguably, of a much more spiritual quality than his previous works, and albeit a bit more out

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FCC hopes opening up communication airwaves will boost innovation

Today, the FCC voted to move forward with a proposal to open up communications spectrum beyond 95 GHz. In a statement, it said that spectrum above this range has been thought to be at the edge of what’s usable, but now it wants to provide different levels of authorization to

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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

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FCC hopes opening up communication airwaves will boost innovation

Today, the FCC voted to move forward with a proposal to open up communications spectrum beyond 95 GHz. In a statement, it said that spectrum above this range has been thought to be at the edge of what’s usable, but now it wants to provide different levels of authorization to use the spectrum to, as Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement, “promote innovation and help put this spectrum to

The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick

If you haven’t heard of Philip K. Dick’s exegesis, it was a self-reported religious experience that inspired Philip K. Dick to write his “VALIS” series, as well as his remaining novels. Which is, arguably, of a much more spiritual quality than his previous works, and albeit a bit more out there I think they’re some of his most profound writing. In summation, when Dick was at home sick, he was

Instead of Slowing Down Innovation To Protect Few People, Policymakers Should Focus On Helping Displaced Workers Transition Into New Jobs, ITIF Suggests

There has been growing speculation that a coming wave of innovation — indeed, a tsunami — powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, will disrupt labor markets, generate mass unemployment, and shift the few jobs that remain into the insecure “gig economy.” Kneejerk “solutions” from such technology Cassandras include ideas like taxing “robots” and implementing universal basic income for everyone, employed or not. The first would slow needed productivity growth,

Chrome now automatically cleans up messy URLs when you share them

As you traverse the internet, you will often encounter URLs that have tracking or referral junk tacked on the end. You probably don’t want all that garbage included when you share a link, and Chrome recently started taking care of that for you. As of v64, the browser trims off unnecessary strings at the end of URLs. The URL streamlining happens automatically when you use the Share menu in Chrome

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