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A big screen and a small watch: Apple unveils

A tale of two cities. Two times.. Two different ways of life. While the world burns in eternal war, the new technology of the future is being shown by APPLE. You can now play a real life Dick Tracy with an Apple watch. Or you can try your best to put your phone in your pocket with a bigger than ever iPhone screen. It's the closest thing to a mini-iPad without being one.. But it's not all flowers and big brother chips for the company. Some say that the watch is ugly and that Steve Jobs would have agreed. But to me, it looks like just a watch. And one step closer to what I have been predicting for years, as friends and foes alike laugh at me: that soon we this cutting edge technology will literally cut. And it will be physically implanted in our bodies, wired through our brains, and tapped into by the government and corporations who want to know deep down the advertisements that sell us on a product.

That is the technology of the future, being fueled by the prototypes (and ugly ones indeed) of today..

Imagine a future when your body begins to feel ill, you get a sore throat.. wonder what it could be. So .. dial up your index finger and "Google" your body.. Search results aim to heal.. Now that is a future that is amazing but yet fraught with privacy concerns that may today's concerns look like a bedtime story.

Starting in early 2015, some of the future starts happening.



STRANGER THINGS 2 looks incredible

The newest STRANGER THINGS 2 trailer hit on Friday the 13th .. amazing timing as always with the fine people at Netflix..

The excitement over this program is incredible. Not only are people re-watching and re-binging the first season in preparation, but there is an equal amount of re-watching and analyzing of the newest trailers..

Before discussion.. take a glance:

My initial thought: This is actually the weaker of the teasers and trailers for season 2.. Yes, I am inclined to wonder why Eleven is more androgynous  .. why she has more hair now and no one shaved it. why she is out of the upside down and eating Eggos in the normal world..

So many questions about her. But the trailer didn't pay much attention to her--I think on purpose. Instead we glimpsed into the post-pubescent boys and now new friends of another gender planning something, just as the world is being taken over by giant squid creatures from the upside down.

Not viewed at all? Mike's mom and dad. Barb..

Forgive me…


Yes, indeed.. a hurricane-ish type storm is about to hit Ireland..

Hurricane Ophelia is the 10th consecutive hurricane to form in the Atlantic basin this year. According to University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy, the last time ten consecutive storms became a hurricane was 1893. While a very interesting factoid, the "elephant in the room" is that Ophelia is headed to Ireland. It is rare, but not unprecedented.

There are a few interesting things about this.. First off, there have been really rare occasions that storms of this nature made it as far as Ophelia may..

Actually there have been only a handful in the past years since about, oh, 1851..

From 1851 to 2010, only 10 extratropical storms, typically the tail ends of tropical cyclones, have hit within 200 miles (322 kilometers) of Ireland....Hurricane Debbie was the only tropical hurricane to make landfall in that area, clipping the far northwest of the British Isles in 1961.

But this is 2017--the year that mayhem on …