Unreal and all public funded
“Just days after passing his Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) legislation through the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence he chairs, bill sponsor Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) filed his first quarter fundraising reports on April 15, showing that he raised tens of thousands of dollars in campaign cash in early 2013 from interests likely to benefit from CISPA.”
I cried the night Dick Schemick died.
It was wintertime and I was in undergrad. I went home for the holiday break and my mother said he wasn’t doing well.
She was a career nurse and eternal optimist, so for someone to not be doing well meant something else entirely.
I drove to the…
Beautiful story from my college roommate
Photographs by Justin Bishop
“But in the past couple of years, the NRA has also turned to deep-pocketed conservative allies. Last year an organization allied with the donor network of billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch gave between $2 million and $3 million to the NRA’s election efforts, according to two Republican fundraisers familiar with the gun group’s campaign work. The gift, said one of the fundraisers, was seen as a smart investment beyond what the Koch-affiliated Americans for Prosperity was already doing to boost conservative turnout. (The NRA did not respond to requests for comment on this story.)”
This is hilarious
Great #Advice. #StealLikeAnArtist
In 1936, Alan Turing showed that all computers are simply manifestations of an underlying logical architecture, no matter what materials they’re made of. Although most of the computer’s we’re familiar with are made of silicon semiconductors, other computers have been made of DNA, light, legos, paper, and many other unconventional materials. Now in a new study, scientists have built a computer made of artificial muscles that are themselves made of electroactive polymers. The artificial muscle computer is an example of the simplest known universal Turing machine, and as such it is capable of solving any computable problem given sufficient time and memory. By showing that artificial muscles can “think,” the study paves the way for the development of smart, lifelike prostheses and soft robots that can conform to changing environments.
“To the best of our knowledge, this is the first time a computer has been built out of artificial muscles,” O’Brien told Phys.org. “What makes it exciting is that the technology can be directly and intimately embedded into artificial muscle devices, giving them lifelike reflexes. Even though our computer has hard bits, the technology is fundamentally soft and stretchy, something that traditional methods of computation struggle with.”"
So this is happening now: