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UCLA graduate student Charley Kline got as far as typing in the first two letters of the word “login” when the network crashed. Hence, "Lo." Even with that abrupt ending, something big had just happened: Two computers, miles apart, had successfully communicated — a moment that many now consider the beginning of the Internet.
-- Carolyn McMillan, UC Newsroom

It took some 800 years from the invention of the English pound until you could buy coffee with it, and then a few hundred more years before it was accepted at Starbucks, so Bitcoin really is making relatively quick progress.
-- Matt Levine

"Eventually you're going to run out of rich people, right? And you've got to start targeting middle-class people, upper-middle class people," Nixon says. "I know people that have been SIM-swapped that have no clear indication as to why, aside from the fact that they get paid and they have a retirement account."
-- Martin Kaste, NPR

Our identities (generally) boil-down to just three things; our Social Security Number, our birthday and our phone number. One easy method of protecting a phone number (over and above assigning a PIN number to the account) is to use a Google Voice number for non-critical registrations, like social media.

-- Scrib

Ninety percent of a turbine's parts can be recycled or sold, according to Van Vleet, but the blades, made of a tough but pliable mix of resin and fiberglass - similar to what spaceship parts are made from - are a different story. "The blades are kind of a dud because they have no value," he said.
-- Christina Stella, NPR

I've seen these blades being transported and they're huge! Think of the uses though, if you could just figure out a way to economically deconstruct them on-site. The utilities across the country would be your oyster! A few ideas off the top of my head:

  • 3D printer media
  • Structural Insulated Panels (SIP Panels)
  • Composite panels for RVs and aerospace
  • Snowboards, wakeboards, water & snow skis

{whisper/} "windmill blades" {/whisper}

-- Scrib