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DNA Helps ID Unknown Soldiers Killed at Pearl Harbor :: #VeteransDay

Wonders of modern science. What better tribute on #Veteran’sDay than to finally deliver these heroes to their families?
Read here how modern DNA technology identified unknown soldiers killed in the Pearl Harbor attack on Dec 7, 1941.
Truly inspiring!

Bravo to all Veterans on #VeteransDay 2015, including my Dad “The Colonel” Cliff Borden, career Army, and our young sailor Olivia Huber!

thanks to Navy Times for the story

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My idea to end all SPAM texts and phone calls.

UPDATE 2-24-16: HEY somebody did it!

The FCC is considering new ways to cut robocalls and SPAM texts.

My idea is to go back to the old concept of collect calling. You could get a 900 number for your phone. When people call it says “the surcharge for this call will be zero if the person you are calling presses #1 within 20 seconds of answering the call, otherwise the charge for this call will be $9.99 plus tax. You can hang up now or charge will go into effect in 5 seconds at the time of the first ring.” This could not be blocked.  The phone company and the customer could split the proceeds from junk phone callers who don’t hang up fast enough.  If you charge a friend by mistake you’d have a couple of days to go online and reverse the charge.
For texts the texter would get 1 free shot and a warning. If the recipient does not respond to the second text they would be charged for that text and every text after from the same trunk system or IP.

PHONE COMPANIES PLEASE STEAL MY IDEA! I’ll be the first one to sign up.

Read what the FCC is considering here on Mashable. But I think my idea is best!  — Tim “TTBG”

 

 

 

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Would it impress your Valentine if a drone delivered your drinks?

A restaurant in Singapore is planning to experiment with drones delivering food and drinks within the restaurant. Read about it here at WaPo. Sounds messy to me, so what do you think?

drone dining plan

 

Lies, Damn Lies And The Myth Of Following The Data

Problem with “Big Data” is the more you have, the more you have to sort to get anything useful, and the more misleading paths are possible. Curation is necessary by humans using logic, critical thinking and especially instincts gained through years of experience.

TechCrunch

We are told to follow the data and the truth will be revealed, but data tells many tales and it depends on the data and how you interpret it. It makes me wonder if anything is definitive if you can present two similar sets of data and draw wildly different conclusions, depending on your emphasis. That’s because data is a tool in the hands of humans and we can interpret it as we choose. And to be clear, this isn’t because we choose to be deliberately deceptive either, although that’s probably true sometimes. It’s because being human, we can bring unintended biases to the data.

It’s a huge conundrum in the age of big data. How do you find definitive answers when you can look at different data points on the same topic and come to different interpretations?

DATA SCIENTISTS MATTER

Pam Baker who is author of the book Data Divination: Big Data…

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Six Drivers Of The $700B Mobile Internet

Our bar / restaurant industry is behind the curve on developing mobile friendly (responsive) websites, social media and other trends in mobile that are bringing big changes in customer habits. This should be a marketing priority for every restaurant, bar, nightclub, hotel and other hospitality operator! Shoot me a note for help with this – easy, proven, profitable moves you can make quickly. Cheers! TimTheBarGuy

TechCrunch

Editor’s note:Tim Merel is the managing director of Digi-Capital

Mobile internet is all about big numbers. Revenue will more than triple to $700 billion by 2017, there was over $19 billion invested and $94 billion exits in the last 12 months, average sector returns were up to 15.6x all of the money invested over the last three years, public stock market returns were up to 78 percent in the last year, and there are 32 billion-dollar mobile Internet companies already.

Understanding what’s driving these big numbers is critical for entrepreneurs, investors and corporates, so let’s dig in.

1. Revenue to grow >3x to $700B by 2017

Digi-Capital forecasts mobile Internet will deliver $700 billion revenue in 2017, more than tripling last year’s $200 million. mCommerce will remain dominant, with over half a trillion dollars in sales. The other top earners are $74 billion consumer apps, $53 billion enterprise…

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