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The Danger of Test Messages

An article in Information Week demonstrates the danger of using test messages in production systems — Sometimes the test messages leak out!An advisory issued December 17th, 2003 by the National Weather Service stated: “the Earth has left its orbit and…

An article in Information Week demonstrates the danger of using test messages in production systems — Sometimes the test messages leak out!

An advisory issued December 17th, 2003 by the National Weather Service stated: “the Earth has left its orbit and is hurtling towards the sun… Unusually hot weather will occur for at least the next several days as the Earth draws ever nearer to the sun. Therefore, an excessive heat watch has been posted.”

Another aspect of this is April 1st messages, which were very popular when the Internet was young, but are becoming increasingly troublesome in these net-centric times.

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Five poems about the mind

DREAM VENDING MACHINE I feed it coins and watch the spring coil back,the clunk of a vacuum-packed, foil-wrappeddream dropping into the tray. It dispenses all kinds of dreams—bad dreams, good dreams,short nightmares to stave off worse ones, recurring dreams with a teacake marshmallow center.Hardboiled caramel dreams to tuck in your cheek,a bag of orange dreams…

Work reinvented: Tech will drive the office evolution

As organizations navigate a new world of hybrid work, tech innovation will be crucial for employee connection and collaboration.

lucid dreaming concept
lucid dreaming concept

I taught myself to lucid dream. You can too.

We still don’t know much about the experience of being aware that you’re dreaming—but a few researchers think it could help us find out more about how the brain works.

panpsychism concept
panpsychism concept

Is everything in the world a little bit conscious?

The idea that consciousness is widespread is attractive to many for intellectual and, perhaps, also emotional
reasons. But can it be tested? Surprisingly, perhaps it can.

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