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Announcing the official UK Walkaway Tour!

Cory Doctorow - 2017, April 26 - 10:19

My UK publisher, Head of Zeus, has published the official tour schedule for the British tour for Walkaway, with stops in Oxford (with Tim Harford), London (with Laurie Penny), Liverpool (with Chris Pak), Birmingham, and the Hay Literary Festival (with Dr Adam Rutherford). Hope to see you there!


A reminder that my US/Canadian tour is already underway.

Monday 22nd May: Discussion and Q&A chaired by Tim Harford at Blackwell’s Oxford, 18:15 -19:45

Tuesday 23rd May: Book signing at Forbidden Planet, 18:00 -19:00

In conversation with Laurie Penny at Waterstones Tottenham Court Road, 19:45 -21:00

Thursday 25th May: In conversation with Dr Chris Pak at Waterstones Liverpool One, 18:30 -20:30

Friday 26th May: Book signing at Waterstones Birmingham, 13:00 -14:00

Saturday 27th May: Life: A Dialogue with Adam Rutherford at Hay Literary Festival, 11:30 -12:30

Walkaway: Official UK Tour [Head of Zeus]

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Talking Walkaway on the Author Stories podcast

Cory Doctorow - 2017, April 25 - 18:30

My novel Walkaway came out today and I sat down yesterday with the Author Stories Podcast to talk about writing, publishing, and, of course, the novel.

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Come to the Chicago Walkaway event with Max Temkin, get a multitool!

Cory Doctorow - 2017, April 25 - 17:47

My publicist just found an extra box of the cool promotional Walkaway multitools, and she’s generously offered to give them to the next 100 people to reserve tickets to the May 7th Walkaway event at Chicago’s Royal George Theater, where I’m presenting with CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY creator Max Temkin (current ticket-holders, don’t worry, you get one too).

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A Crooked Timber seminar on Walkaway

Cory Doctorow - 2017, April 25 - 14:55

My latest novel, Walkaway, was published today, and the Crooked Timber block has honored me with a seminar on the book, where luminaries from Henry Farrell to Julia Powles to John Holbo to Astra Taylor to Bruce Schneier weigh in with a series of critical essays that will run in the weeks to come, closing with an essay of my own, in response.


The seminar kicks off with a great essay by Henry Farrell: No Exit.

One of the people who blurbed Walkaway enthusiastically is William Gibson, whose own most recent book, The Peripheral covers many of the same themes that Walkaway does. The rise of extreme inequality described by Piketty and others, as the super-rich become so different from everyone else as nearly to be a distinct species. Accelerating technological change so that there are no jobs, or only very bad ones, for most people. A post-industrial landscape, in which the wreckage of the industrial era provides valuable resources for those in the new era.

Yet the two books draw radically different conclusions from roughly similar premises. Gibson’s book is a dystopia, in which the rich are so powerful as to be, effectively, beyond challenge. The only possibilities for agency on the part of anyone else are in the interstices, the implied spaces within the structures of the internecine conflicts of the elites. Walkaway, in contrast, is a book about the beginnings of a utopia. The characters frequently quote variants of Alasdair Gray’s dictum that one should “work as if you lived in the early days of a better nation.” Above is a detail from a print by Gray, based on his frontispiece for Book Four of Lanark. It displays the forces through which the state, “foremost of the beasts of earth for pride,” maintains its domination, with the machineries of war to the left, and those of law and thought to the right. At the end of Walkaway, Doctorow’s characters live in a society which appear to have mostly escaped from both kinds of domination.

So why the different outcomes? Of course, neither Gibson nor Doctorow is setting out to predict the future, and each of their proposed worlds is an extrapolation of tendencies that exist in the present. Yet these extrapolations are disciplined – the surface matter of the story is supported by a vast, submerged and semi-visible mass of arguments about how society might change.

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NMR in XXI Century: 30 selected things to do and explore

NMR blog - 2017, March 15 - 05:00

A technologist's view of the many open roads to innovate MR.

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Thorarin Bjarnason committed [r165]

AnalyzeNNLS - 2017, March 8 - 18:58

Modified PAR/REC file handling to accommodate V...

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This season was our last at the Kelowna Farmers Market.

Green City Acres - 2016, September 30 - 07:53

Some of you may have noticed that we’ve skipped a few farmers markets this season. This has been the result of the farm taking a new direction in an effort to grow the business without actually growing the size of the farm. In order to do this we have specialized our selection of produce to include more greens, microgreens, cherry tomatoes, and drop a lot of other crops that you may know us for. Because of this, it’s meant that we have less variety to offer at the market. Even though we have been specialized to some degree for many years, we’re even more so now and that makes it difficult to bring a volume of product to the market that makes it economical for us. Because of this we will be finishing our season early this year and it will also be our last year at the market. 

 On top of the farm changing in regards to our products, we will also be moving towards more education on the farm. The success of my book, online course, and YouTube channel has brought a lot of international attention and many opportunities. Next season, I will be running one week long programs on farm to help train the next generation of small scale market gardeners and urban farmers. 

 I would like to thank all of you for your continued support over the years. The farmers market was the first place I started selling and it was also the first place I was exposed to other farmers and customers who became mentors and friends. The community at the market has been like a family to me and a huge positive influence in my life. 

I’m sure you’ll still see me around. As long as I live in Kelowna, I will always be a weekly shopper and advocate of the Kelowna Farmers Market. 

You can continue to find the products you know us for at Choices Markets and Nesters Market in Kelowna. 

Thank you.

Curtis Stone.

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5 things Google doesn’t want you to know about Play Music

DVD Jon - 2015, June 16 - 13:23

  1. When you buy an MP3 on Google Play from your Android phone, Google prevents competing apps and 3rd party developers from accessing the file using technical and legal means. It can only be played in Google’s Play Music app. If you thought DRM was dead, think again.
  2. Google Play Music limits the number of devices you can use to listen to your own music and only allows you to “deauthorize” 4 devices per year, including phones and tablets. In addition, each time you flash your device with a popular custom ROM such as CyanogenMod, you use up one of your authorizations.
  3. Google Play Music degrades the sound quality of lossless files such as FLAC and Apple Lossless by transcoding them to lossy MP3s.
  4. Google Play Music doesn’t allow you to share your music library with other members of your household.
  5. Once your music library is on Google’s servers, you can only download a song twice from the Play Music website back to your PC or Mac. Until the end of time.

Our philosophy at doubleTwist has always been to break down the walls that large corporate entities build around their platforms to lock you down. To further that goal, we’ve released a new Android app called CloudPlayer that turns your favorite cloud storage service into a giant jukebox. Your music — no limits!

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Kakapo chick imminent?

Another Chance to See - 2014, March 2 - 18:12

Sirocco Kakapo (@Spokesbird) tweeted at 1:31 PM on Sun, Mar 02, 2014: Boom! Cheeping can be heard from inside Lisa's crushed-but-taped-up egg! Claws crossed for some good news today: (https://twitter.com/Spokesbird/status/440192597105971201)

--- Originally published at http://www.anotherchancetosee.com

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Kakapo chick hatched!

Another Chance to See - 2014, March 2 - 18:09

Sirocco Kakapo (@Spokesbird) tweeted at 7:43 PM on Sun, Mar 02, 2014:Skraaarrrk! I'm so very pleased to introduce you to the very first kākāpō chick of 2014: (https://twitter.com/Spokesbird/status/440286273073201152)
--- Originally published at http://www.anotherchancetosee.com

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2014 Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture

Another Chance to See - 2014, February 26 - 10:18

This year's lecture is March 11th at 7:30pm. For more information please visit this page at Save The Rhino: The Science of Harry Potter and the Mathematics of The SimpsonsThis year's lecture will explore a theme close to the hearts of many of Douglas' fans. We will be exploring science in fiction, taking a closer look at two popular fictional worlds - Harry Potter and the Simpsons - and exploring the science within.--- Originally published at http://www.anotherchancetosee.com

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Kakapo nesting on Codfish Island

Another Chance to See - 2014, February 4 - 14:27

Exciting news from the DOC blog. The first kakapo eggs in three years have been discovered by rangers on Codfish Island/Whenua Hou. The two nests that have been found so far belong to Lisa, an experienced kākāpō mum, and Tumeke who has bred before but had infertile eggs.--- Originally published at http://www.anotherchancetosee.com

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Another Chance to See - 2014, January 16 - 07:57

Google is honouring Dian Fossey's 82nd birthday with a Google Doodle today.
--- Originally published at http://www.anotherchancetosee.com

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Supreme Court Says: You Can Copy That Floppy DNA Material

slyck - 2013, June 12 - 22:09

Pharmaceuticals suffer patent setback.

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Five highlights of RSNA 2012

CSI - 2012, December 14 - 03:43

Author Mark Wagner, Director Strategic Partnerships

This was the eighth RSNA event for Calgary Scientific but my fourth experience at the show billed as the place where the finest breakthroughs in medical imaging emerge each year. It was a chance for our team to spend time with our partners, observe competitors and talk to end users about shifting needs in healthcare informatics technologies.

After a couple days to rest up from a non-stop demo and discussion frenzy, here are 5 highlights of RSNA 2012 that stand out to me:

  1. Value is understood – Users are now serious about buying solutions to extend image access outside of DI reading room. At previous RSNAs they were thinking about extended image access and looking at it as an option. The value of accessing images outside the DI reading room is now understood and there is commitment to move forward. Meaningful Use, expanded circles of care and demand for efficiencies require delivery of images to all stakeholders:  radiologists, referring physicians / specialists, all healthcare professionals, payors and even patients themselves!
  2. Multi-source image access is now critical – Efficient workflow integration will deliver this value and will make mobile and web access to images critical components in an efficient healthcare environment. Users are looking for image access from a number of different interfaces and points in the healthcare continuum: from the patient record in the EMR / EHR, from the patient portal on the web, from the RIS, directly from the local archive with recent images in ER, from cloud based universal archives, from direct access on their mobile devices…solution flexibility will be a critical factor for any image viewing solution in this environment.
  3. Collaboration for superior care – Radiologists are not operating in isolation from other stakeholders in healthcare. Efficiency and superior care are delivered when quick and convenient and reliable mechanisms for closing communication loops and ensuring absolute clarity are in place. Reaching and connecting with others to review and share image information is critical.
  4. Security of patient data is paramount –Security continues as a table stake requirement. BYOD, enabling access for users outside the institution firewall and continued concern about losing patient healthcare information are causing users to carefully evaluate their technology options. Vendors are making the effort to address security concerns, but there remain some key differences in how data is being safeguarded and accredited within different solutions. It still pays for users to ask hard questions about how data is at risk of theft and whether a solution is FDA cleared for diagnosis or for review only.
  5. Convenience and productivity demand mobility – Mobile devices continue to proliferate and users will be looking at expanding where / how they use those devices based on the convenience and significantly enhanced quality that they now deliver. Users will want to do be able to do everything on their mobile devices that they do on their wired devices, but more simply and more conveniently. Mobile devices are driving the evolution, but efficiency, productivity and a higher standard of care are the resulting benefits.

I called these highlights of RSNA, not insights, as the themes here are not substantial new discoveries. These points do, however, reinforce our determination to lead with ResolutionMD in secure mobile healthcare, and support our focus on secure data exchange. We will continue to deliver a viewer which provides users with access to a complete and accurate patient record, with data from any source, and pair it with the industry’s most convenient collaboration. This focus is a vital way in which Calgary Scientific will advance the quality of global healthcare.

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Calgary Scientific joins the Calgary Food Bank Frontline and Donates with Heart

CSI - 2012, December 10 - 01:15

Written by Byron Osing

, Chair and CEO.

In 2011, more than 136,000 Calgarians received food from the Emergency Food Hamper Program delivered by the Calgary Food Bank. Every year more than 7 million kilograms of food gets distributed to Calgarians in need. And it takes more than 100 people volunteering every day at the food bank to make all that happen.

Calgary Scientific is a passionate supporter of the Calgary Food Bank. This year we are lending muscle, some money and a bounty of food donations to help those in need in our community.

 On December 5th, a crew of our staff volunteered for a shift at the food bank building hampers. It took teamwork, an eye on the conveyor belt and compliance to rigorous warehouse safety but we did our jobs well!

Back at our office, our team of almost 80 is building a tower of food that we’ll donate. We’ve also donated $5,000 to support YYC Tech Gives – a Calgary Tech Community initiative to rally giving. Last year YYC Tech Gives raised about $65,000 for the Calgary Food Bank. This year the aim is $100,000.

My special thanks to our team for giving time and food donations so generously in support of the Calgary Food Bank. Here’s wishing all of us a holiday where we cherish our good fortunes of family, friends and plentiful meals together.

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