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Elon Musk: ‘With artificial intelligence we are summoning the demon.’

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Google Glass user treated for internet addiction caused by the device

Excerpt from the article:

Scientists have treated a man they believe to be the first patient with internet addiction disorder brought on by overuse of Google Glass.

The man had been using the technology for around 18 hours a day – removing it only to sleep and wash – and complained of feeling irritable and argumentative without the device…

Interstate and Savannah & Atlanta Heritage Units

Train Tuesdays

Norfolk Southern Railway painted 20 of their modern locomotives in the paint schemes of their predecessor railroads. Yesterday I was able to catch the Savannah and Atlanta locomotive leading NS214 through Virginia and caught the Interstate heritage unit on NS777 a few weeks ago.

Savannah and Atlanta

Savannah and Atlanta Heritage Unit in Delaplane, Virginia

Savannah and Atlanta Heritage Unit in Delaplane, Virginia

Savannah and Atlanta Heritage Unit in Linden, Virginia

Savannah and Atlanta Heritage Unit in Linden, Virginia

Interstate

Here’s a picture of the Interstate locomotive leading NS777 on August 31, 2014 between Front Royal and Bentonville, Virginia.

Interstate Heritage Unit south of Front Royal, Virginia

Interstate Heritage Unit south of Front Royal, Virginia

Heritage Unit Books, DVDs, and Models

A variety of railfan books and DVDs are available covering Norfolk Southern’s heritage fleet. NS Heritage Unit Models are also available in both HO and N scales.

See Also: Norfolk Southern Southern and Penn Central Heritage Units

Weekend Links

The Agony of Cable:

A Comcast Customer Tried To Cancel His Account But Was Put On Hold Until Comcast Closed For The Day

Quit Cable with Free TV

Hi-Tech Problems:

Drone Pilot Banned from Yellowstone

Low-Tech Solutions:

100 Year Old Life Hacks That Still Work Today

Pre-war and Post-war Lionel Trains

Train Tuesdays

Pre-War Lionel

My dad recently gave me his old lionel model trains dating back from before World War II. Here are a couple of videos I took of a freight train and a work train (with searchlight and derrick), both pulled by 2-4-2 number 259.

I have some more rolling stock and accessories so will be posting more videos in the future.

Post-War Lionel

My friend Mike also brought some more recent Lionel trains from when he was a kid that we tested out.

Model Railroading Comedy

Finally, here is an old comedy about the model railroading obsession.