Oops electric cars Congo catastrophe

Not good if true.

Almost every big motor manufacturer striving to produce millions of electric vehicles buys its cobalt from the impoverished central African state. It is the world’s biggest producer, with 60 per cent of the planet’s reserves.

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4764208/Child-miners-aged-four-living-hell-Earth.html

No wonder the US is moving into the DRC.

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How to Search and Download Torrents OFFLINE with OfflineBay (thePirateBay offline)

Most people don’t realize that the Pirate Bay doesn’t host anything except a file that has a common magnet link that people can share to download files from each other. This program allows you to download that file, and since it doesn’t change that often then it makes sense to have a copy for yourself and just updated once a week or so. What they should do is have a resilio sync Link to always have the latest copy of this torrent tracker file on your local computer. I wonder why they haven’t done that?

Job Alert: How Would You Like to Babysit Robots?

BOOK A NIGHT at LAX’s Residence Inn and you may be fortunate enough to meet an employee named Wally. His gig is relatively pedestrian—bring you room service, navigate around the hotel’s clientele in the lobby and halls—but Wally’s life is far more difficult than it seems. If you put a tray out in front of your door, for instance, he can’t get to you. If a cart is blocking the hall, he can’t push it out of the way. But fortunately for Wally, whenever he gets into a spot of trouble, he can call out for help.

www.wired.com/story/job-alert-how-would-you-like-to-babysit-robots/

Via Babysitting Robots questioningourreality.blogspot.com/2018/01/babysitting-robots.html

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Making babies 

At 33:00, Sophia postulates that harvested sperm and eggs are being combined in “black” labs to create undocumented humans (via surrogates or possible articifial womb technology).

I get into the riddle of A.I. or I.A. in this discussion with Mark Devlin, whom I have interviewed in the past (scroll down this page for links).  Listen here and read the article I refer to here.

Source: Podcasts

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Don’t be so social

A fantastic essay on dumping your social media addiction.

In addition to his many reasons, I’ll add one more inspired by Howard Stern. Why should I spend one second of my time giving another platform my material? Material they can blow away on a whim. At least on my own server I can control what’s mine.

After careful consideration I’ve decided to opt out of participating in external social media sites. I no longer have active accounts with Twitter, Google+, Facebook, or YouTube. They’ve all been closed, deleted, or otherwise nuked.

www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2014/07/social-media-you-got-dumped/

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Bright light

Imagine channeling free sunlight to save electricity.  So simple it cannot be easily patented and sold. 

“There was one man who installed the lights and within a month he had saved enough to pay for the essential things for his child, who was about to be born. Can you imagine?” he says.

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