Daily Archives: May 19, 2013

Robots!

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-22556987

Pretty cool! But worrisome as well.ย  Thoughts coming from I, Robot and The Matrix gives this worry potential. Not to mention that if they are successful, it is very likely that they will take the jobs that don’t require much creativity leaving more people jobless.ย  (I would love for them to take over retail jobs. Just upload the policy and how they want things to look and you’re all set! Don’t mind me, I’m just tired of people trying to find the policy loopholes) These may not be likely, but they could eventually be possible. But still, I just can’t help but be excited about the advancement of this! ๐Ÿ™‚

O, Canada!

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Image links to Huffington Post article

“This week, an unidentified man redefined generosity by anonymously donating a large sum of money to a Canadian animal shelter. According to Canada’s Metro News, the mystery man dropped an envelope off at Ontario’s Humane Society of Durham Region on Tuesday. It contained a brief message about helping others and a donation of $25,000.”

This makes my heart happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Nifty

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Image links to Inhabitat article

Pretty neat lookin’ right? ๐Ÿ™‚

“Beijing-based Decode Urbanism Office has designed a conceptual skyscraper with a faรงade composed of thousands of small wind turbines that would be able to produce enough energy to power the entire building. At night, the diamond-shaped generators are lit with thousands of tiny LED lights incorporated into the building envelope.”

Colorado Hemp

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Image links to Treehugger article

“Hemp, the THC-free cousin of cannabis, has recently been made legal in Colorado, but the feds still don’t approve, even though the selling of hemp products is perfectly legal (about $500 million worth are imported from other countries every year).

What’s a would-be hemp farmer to do when faced with this dilemma? Ryan Loflin, of Springfield, Colorado, decided to take a chance and go ahead anyway. As of Monday this week, he planted the first official hemp crop in the United States in about 60 years. This was historic enough that a documentary film crew was present.”

Rubbish

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Image links to BBC article

“The study, published by the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), a think tank, found that retirement results in a “drastic decline in health” in the medium and long term. The IEA said the study suggests people should work for longer for health as well as economic reasons.”

Are you sure you’re not just publishing this “study” because no one will want to pay for retirement and are trying to scare people out of it? My Aunt seems to be having a pretty good retirement. ๐Ÿ™‚ But how about studying the fact that some bodies can’t keep up working that long and once the body realizes that there’s time to relax things could go bad. They should’ve retired earlier. My mom works retail and wont be able to retire and will have to work until she can’t anymore. And yet she can only work so many hours because her body just isn’t what it used to be.ย  I know I’ve had plenty of times where I’ve taken some vacation time and my body just says “good you have time to be sick now.”ย  How about in the future you don’t post coincidences as stats. K?