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Jeff Beck Reimagines David Bowie's 'Sound and Vision'

2018-12-31 Mon 08:24 EST

I really like this performance of "Sound and Vision". The energy of it, and the great number and variety of performers.

https://youtu.be/XyO5MRTbL2s

Here's an earlier performance by Bowie and company.

https://youtu.be/GYEOlxcirX0

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Even Santa needs a medical in Canada

2018-12-29

I take this story, which I received via email from a UCAP listener, at face value. You be the judge.

We all know that since Santa is at the North Pole it's covered by Canadian air regulations and therefore transport Canada has declared that he needs to have a third-class medical of course. The nearest facility that he can obtain the third class medical is if Saskatoon at my girlfriend's doctor's office. So guess who happened in while she was in the doctor's office, getting her medical?

Santa and friend

Santa and Friend

Santa

Santa
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Hackers’ Adventures On and Offline

2014-10-30

2600 Magazine

"A Print Magazine for Hackers"

...2600 provides an important forum for hackers to discuss the most pressing issues of the day—whether it be surveillance, Internet freedom, or the security of the nation’s nuclear weapons—while sharing new code in languages like Python and C.*

“Hackers are the ones who reveal the inconvenient truths, point out security holes, and offer solutions,” [one recent article] concludes. “And this is why hackers are the enemy in a world where surveillance and the status quo are the keys to power.”

(Square brackets added by Techpopuli.)

Read the full newyorker.com article here.

(original post, 2014-10-30: techpopuli.net)

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Steve "Woz" Wozniak Interview on the early days of Apple computers.

2014-12-28

(original post, 2014-12-28: techpopuli.net)

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"Summoning the Demon"

2014-10-30 -- Elon Musk, CEO of both SpaceX and Tesla:

Elon Musk

"I think we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I  were to guess at what our biggest existential threat is, it's  probably that."

Interview at huffingtonpost.com

(original post, 2014-10-30: techpopuli.net)

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