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Trivial Posts #25: The Amazing, The Afraid, And The A.I.s

I thought work was going to be all about the iPhone this week. In terms of popular culture it was, but I picked up success somewhere else. And in the middle of all that, I found some fun things online… these are the Trivial Posts that kept me from falling down an Apple-filled rabbit hole. Never forget you can sign up to have this posted out to you every week, subscribe to the newsletter version here. Dah dah dah dumm DUM!! “Hum the music from Star Wars. Hum the music from James Bond. Hum the music from Harry Potter. Now hum the music from any Marvel

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The Spooky Predictions of Arthur C Clarke

At 09:46 GMT on the morning of 11 September in the exceptionaly beautiful summer… moving at fifty kilometres a second, a thousand tons of rock and metal impacted on the plains of northern Italy… six hundred thousand people died, and the total damage was more than a trillion dollars. Of all the dates, in all the year, he had to choose that one for Rendezvous with Rama.

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How the news after 9/11 flowed, thanks to a 9/11 victim

One of countless stories we’ll hear about 9/11 over the next week or two, but one that’s incredibly relevant to the modern web. But the lawyer said Lewin had called from the plane [American Airlines 11]  hanging up only when a flight attendant ordered him to switch off his phone. “So we knew shortly after 9 a.m.,’’ said Sagan. “There was no hope that he was not on that plane.’’ Daniel Lewin was dead, and nobody knew whether his company would survive. Yet Akamai’s most tragic day would also prove its most important. On that day, and in the days that followed,

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