My Awesome IT Job: Researcher and manager, Microsoft

Hey, we all complain about work from time to time; we’ve all had lousy jobs. Loosely, my job description at Microsoft is to break all the rules, to think outside of the box (box, what box?), and to do generally cool stuff. Of course, it’s a huge bonus if I do things that are useful to the world in some way, so I try. My work aims to provide us with a better understanding of how computers shape our lives, with a specific focus on the integration of technology on or in the human body. Last book read: “The World Without Us” by Weisman. This is a wonderful little thought experiment exploring our impact on the environment by considering what would happen if we were all to instantaneously disappear. In my life: By the time this goes live, having a second kid (well, and making it through the first so far). These guys are two of the smallest things we’ve ever put our whole lives into. [Ed. Pushing state-of-the-art in next generation of humans: I have been exploring brain-comp...
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Television Weatherman Brian Teigland Dies

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Exclusive: The Doomsday Scenario – A Nuclear Iran

Not a member? Family Security Matters does not stand behind or endorse any candidate for president (or any other public office). However, as the President is also Commander-in-Chief and is responsible for setting national security policy, we will be publishing a variety of articles on both the Republican and Democrat candidates for President during this election year. Throughout the Cold War, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists kept a Doomsday Clock, monitoring how close they thought the world was to catastrophic nuclear destruction, measured as ‘minutes from midnight.' This week Iran tested its first nuclear-capable, long-range missile and moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock a little closer to disaster. Why does a nuclear Iran pose such a unique threat? After all, we already have countries like Pakistan and North Korea in the ‘nuclear club' and while we may not like it, we don't think of it as catastrophic.First, Iran has repeatedly declared its intention to wipe Israel ...
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