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All things tech – technological developments, ethical issues, or tech industry stuff.

Self-Driving Cars and Older Adults

Some people avoid the driving test even when they know they’re having trouble because of the implications of giving up that license. Could an autonomous car make all the difference? Continue reading »

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The ultimate water cooler for really lazy people…

When I was a kid, my dad had to make a rule that you could never take the last ice cube from the little ice bin on our freezer drawer without opening and refilling a fresh tray of ice.  So my sister and I always left exactly one cube.  Then Dad changed the rule to … Continue reading »

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The Mars lander has landed!

We’ve landed on Mars! Check out news from the Phoenix Mars lander.

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Giant robot to rule International Space Station

OK, I may be exaggerating a bit, but this is how a lot of bad sci-fi movies start out.  A 12-foot tall, 3400 pound robot with 11-foot arms “rose like Frankenstein” to be installed at the International Space Station.  Watch out, guys!  In space, no one can hear you scream. http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/space/2008-03-15-space-shuttle_N.htm

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Mark of the Beast to Be Illegal in California?

The Bible’s book of Revelation is a tough nut to crack. To figure out what it meant to its readers, you have to understand all kinds of allusions, several literary genres, and a ton of historical context. I will not be doing that today 🙂 Instead I’m looking at a popular interpretation of Revelation 13:16-17 … Continue reading »

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Nerd Pastor?

I saw a friend’s KC Wahe’s nerd test score so I decided to try it myself.  I guess I didn’t waste all that time I spent getting my computer science master’s degree and writing computer operating system code before I went to seminary.  It’s all paid off.  I have earned the coveted “nerd god” rating: Can anyone top that? … Continue reading »

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Living or Documenting?

I’ve experienced this a number times now so maybe it’s worth writing about… Eleanor and I always used to take cameras along on our vacations and when we came home, we’d find that we had forgotten to take any pictures. Lately, with growing children, we’re more deliberate about taking the pictures. We want to remember … Continue reading »

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Kami the robot called tonight

It was like a sci-fi show. The phone rang. I answered it… Continue reading »

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Patents for Dummies

Though I saw my first smiley in 1987 or so, they’ve been around much longer than that.
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Deja Vu – The end of the good times at Google?

I remember the beginning of the end of the good times at Silicon Graphics, and it looks like Google might be heading that way. Continue reading »

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Sometimes integrity matters more than results

“This was a company that was the essential model of innovation, a great model of leadership style… No CEO uses HP as a model for anything now.” -Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, associate dean of the Yale School of Management (from an AP story) Continue reading »

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