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The resilience and essential role of “c-stores”

September 17, 2020

Infections of the novel coronavirus are surging in my home province of Ontario. This is not yet a result of back to school, but rather reflects the socializing and activity that took place in the end of August and beginning of September

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Future Fibre: Cedar Falls Utilities

September 16, 2020

A brief preface to today’s issue, check out the latest podcast episode from Municipal World, where I provide a general overview of the Future Fibre series (to date).

There’s certainly some special status that comes with being recognized as the fastest ISP, especially if you’re community owned and operated. We previously profiled EPB, the Electric Power Board of Chattanooga Tennessee, who have been able to lay claim to the title in the past.

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GPT-3 and existential angst

September 14, 2020

In yesterday’s issue we looked at GPT-3 from a technical perspective, in today’s issue let’s delve into the philosophy surrounding it. After all, technology as we know it today is as much philosophical or even ideological as it is technological.

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Do you know what your mobile device knows?

September 3, 2020

The problem with data is that it is for all practical purposes an entirely abstract concept. As a word it has become pervasive in our culture, mentioned in all sorts of contexts, and regularly referred to as commodity, property, and fuel.

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Smart Farms: Facebook AI powers John Deere robotics

September 1, 2020

Precision agriculture promises improved yields using reduced inputs, made possible by machine learning models that control farm equipment and adapt to local conditions, climate, and challenges.

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Future Tools: Qubes OS

August 28, 2020

We take for granted just how much of our relationship with computers is framed by technology that predates computing. Files, folders, trash bins, and desktops. We’ve used analogies from the physical world to help us comprehend and use the digital.

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Contributors

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Mark E. Jeftovic

Mark is the co-founder of easyDNS and the editor-in-chief of #AxisOfEasy. He is the author of Managing Mission Critical Domains & DNS (Packt UK, 2018) and Unassailable: Protect Yourself from Deplatform Attacks & Cancel Culture. 

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Jesse Hirsh

Futurist, researcher and public speaker, Jesse Hirsh has been active in technology and commenting on it across the media for 25 years. His premium newsletter service operates from Metaviews.ca.

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Charles Hugh Smith

Charles Hugh Smith is the author of numerous books and writes from OfTwoMinds.com.