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News, The Snitch Here's What Could Happen When a Small Drone Meets a Big Airplane

Here's What Could Happen When a Small Drone Meets a Big Airplane

A California Highway Patrol's helicopter’s near-miss with a drone over Martinez, Calif. on Saturday is raising hackles. The drone was flying above 700 feet, according to the Chronicle  — nearly twice the legal altitude — and the operator may face charges.…
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News, The Snitch Billionaires Hold Twitter Pissing Contest Over Their Rockets

Billionaires Hold Twitter Pissing Contest Over Their Rockets

Even when you have more money than God, sometimes it's hard not to sweat the small stuff. After his space company Blue Origin successfully landed a rocket on Earth, Jeff Bezos (net worth $58.5 billion) took to Twitter to boast…
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News, Ten Thousand-Year Stare: Old Silicon Valley Invented "High Speed" and Now Wants to Slow Down

Ten Thousand-Year Stare: Old Silicon Valley Invented "High Speed" and Now Wants to Slow Down

Some of Stewart Brand's ideas seem like a tough sell, but the 75-year-old writer has no trouble pitching them. Lingering on the sidelines during a kickoff event for his "long-term" cultural institution, The Long Now, he expounded on the possibility…
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News, South to the Future

South to the Future

October 27, 1999 NEW YORK -- In what might be the most bizarre marketing stunt of the dot com era, the mammoth bookstore chain Barnes and Noble apparently tricked rival Amazon.com into a well-publicized patent dispute. Amazon Inc. filed suit…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): I can wash a window, cook an omelet, change a tire, plant a tree, and interpret a dream faster than anyone alive. I can change a diaper while doing wheelies on a skateboard, write a great…
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