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Cynthia Kelly

Dare I say, unique and geeky...
November 21, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 6 plus ones
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What's Next For Philae and the Comet Landing Mission? #space   #science  

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November 20, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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"Project Loon is a Google undertaking designed to provide Internet access to remote areas around the world that might otherwise be left wanting."

#internet   #balloons   #google   #africa  

Google Internet balloon drops in on farmer

Buyers of the earthly explanation for whatever fell from the sky in Roswell, N.M. back in 1947 are likely to appreciate the reaction of a South African farmer who recently came across what he assumed to be a crashed weather balloon.

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November 20, 2014 1 comments 1 shares 6 plus ones
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Bill Clinton Says Obama Has Legal Authority For Executive Action On Immigration

Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday noted that previous U.S. presidents have issued some type of executive order on immigration, suggesting his Democratic successor was on "pretty firm legal footing."

"As far as I can tell every president in the modern era has issued some executive orders affecting immigration, so I think it — I imagine he's on pretty firm legal footing," Clinton said at a gala celebrating the publication's centennial.

- AP

#obama   #clinton   #immigration   #politics   #law   #pathwaytocitizenship  

Bill Clinton Says Obama Has Legal Authority For Executive Action On Immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday noted that previous U.S. presidents have issued some type of executive order on immigration, suggesting his Democratic successor was on "pretty firm legal footing."

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November 19, 2014 3 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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November 19, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 7 plus ones
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This tablet is expected to sell for $189. if it hits the market.

 http://igg.me/at/jolla-tablet http://www.jolla.com/tablet

#linux   #tablet   #indiegogo   #investments   #technology  

This is The Linux-based Tablet You’ve Been Dreaming Of

While we wait for a certain Linux-based mobile OS to arrive on phones before we start thinking about tablets, other entrants are upping their game.

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November 17, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 4 plus ones
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Ft. Lauderdale: Retort to Sun Sentinel Editors: County summit needed on homelessness

#homelessness   #homelesshatelaws   #politics   #humanity   #humanrights   #people   #florida   #ftlauderdale  

via +Dean Bairaktaris 

Retort to Sun Sentinel Editors: County summit needed on homelessness

Let the courts give this supercharged issue a needed time-out. Let a judge determine whether Fort Lauderdale's new ordinance passes constitutional muster or needs a tweak? Chef Arnold is 3-0 v the ...

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November 17, 2014 0 comments 1 shares 8 plus ones
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"Over the weekend, photographer Sacha Goldberger took part in an exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris. His show was all about taking cosplayers back to the Renaissance. Both his images and the costume work are simply out of this world."

#starwars   #cosplay   #fashion   #scifi  

Awesome Cosplay Takes Star Wars, Superheroes Back To The 16th Century

Over the weekend, photographer Sacha Goldberger took part in an exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris. His show was all about taking cosplayers back to the Renaissance. Both his images and the costume work are simply out of this world.

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November 15, 2014 2 comments 0 shares 11 plus ones
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"The normally bland face of Uranus has become increasingly stormy, with enormous cloud systems so bright that for the first time ever, amateur astronomers are able to see details in the planet's hazy blue-green atmosphere."

#news   #space   #science   #uranus   #planets  

Astronomers thrilled by extreme storms on Uranus

The normally bland face of Uranus has become increasingly stormy, with enormous cloud systems so bright that for the first time ever, amateur astronomers are able to see details in the planet's hazy blue-green atmosphere.

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November 15, 2014 1 comments 1 shares 8 plus ones
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NASA: "NASA has officially confirmed the Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, mission, clearing it to move forward into the development phase. ICON will explore a swath of Earth's atmosphere where weather close to the ground impacts the dynamic space environment above in unexpected ways."

By studying this area where terrestrial weather meets space weather, ICON will help resolve long-standing mysteries about the behavior of our planet's upper atmosphere, including what causes disruptions in this region, such as those that can significantly affect radio transmissions.

For example, recent images of the ionosphere in ultraviolet light have shown bright spots in two bands around the middle of Earth -- the brightness represents areas where the charged gas density is significantly higher. The spots also change over time in sync with daily cycles within the lower atmosphere, suggesting that they are directly linked to Earth's weather.

"Since 2000, we have seen more, very clear evidence that our previous theories about a solar-driven ionosphere does not match reality," said Immel. "Instead, the structure of the ionosphere changes with weather and with the seasons. There must be another driver of these disturbances besides the sun, and whatever it is, it’s large and controlling."

via +NASA 

#space   #nasa   #news   #science   #research   #ionosphere  

ICON Cleared for Next Development Phase

NASA has officially confirmed the Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, mission, clearing it to move forward into the development phase. ICON will explore a swath of Earth's atmosphere where weather close to the ground impacts the dynamic space environment above in unexpected ways.

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November 15, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 6 plus ones
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#weather   #snow   #winteriscoming  

Polar Plunge in One Spectacular NOAA Map -- Plus 11 More from The Weather Channel - weather.com

NOAA has released a map summing up the polar plunge in stunning detail, but only The Weather Channel takes you closer with 11 more high-resolution images.

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November 12, 2014 0 comments 2 shares 6 plus ones
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A Man Going Deaf Can "Hear" Wi-Fi Signals

A Man Going Deaf Can "Hear" Wi-Fi Signals

Losing your hearing can be a frighteningly isolating experience. But instead of trying to replace the audible landscape he began losing at age 20, science writer Frank Swain decided to find a way to listen in on something humans can't hear: the hum of Wi-Fi all around us.

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November 12, 2014 1 comments 1 shares 8 plus ones
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"This is big step for human civilization — this [will further] science and human knowledge," noted an ESA spokesperson.

#news   #worldnews   #space   #science   #cometlanding   #esa  

ESA Mission Controllers: "We Are On The Comet!" [UPDATING]

For the first time in human spacefaring history, a robotic probe has been placed on the surface of a comet. Just a few moments ago, ESA mission controllers confirmed that the Philae probe made touchdown on the comet — but because its harpoons didn't fire, they have yet to confirm that it's stable on the surface.

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November 12, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 7 plus ones
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Rosetta #CometLanding webcast

A #science  and #space  event.

Rosetta #CometLanding webcast by European Space Agency

Watch European Space Agency's Rosetta #CometLanding webcast on Livestream.com. Live webcast from ESA mission control, when Europe's Rosetta spacecraft dispatches the Philae lander to make the first-ever touchdown on a comet. Official hashtag: #CometLanding

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November 12, 2014 1 comments 0 shares 3 plus ones
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Happy Veterans Day! Thank you for your service. :)

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November 12, 2014 8 comments 1 shares 6 plus ones
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Check out this cool Dippin' Dots Ice-Cream vending machine that I saw today at the Decatur, AL mall. 

#icecream   #cool   #vendingmachine   #dippindots  

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November 10, 2014 3 comments 5 shares 13 plus ones
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Ted Cruz's Net Neutrality Take Isn't Just Dumb, It's Dangerous

"Today, President Obama came out in support of net neutrality, asking the FCC to reclassify broadband as a public utility. This would help stop ISPs from creating "internet slow lanes" and throttling customers. Senator Ted Cruz—who accepted campaign funds from telcom giant Comcast—immediately fired back with this incendiary tweet:

"Net Neutrality" is Obamacare for the Internet; the Internet should not operate at the speed of government." - @SenTedCruz

#internet   #tedcruz   #netneutrality   #fcc   #obama   #isp   #technology  

Ted Cruz's Net Neutrality Take Isn't Just Dumb, It's Dangerous

Today, President Obama came out in support of net neutrality, asking the FCC to reclassify broadband as a public utility. This would help stop ISPs from creating "internet slow lanes" and throttling customers. Senator Ted Cruz--who accepted campaign funds from telcom giant Comcast--immediately fired back with this incendiary tweet:

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November 10, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 6 plus ones
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Pres. Obama says FCC should reclassify the internet's regulatory status

"President Obama today announced that he wants the FCC to reclassify internet service providers as telecommunications services. This is a huge deal for network neutrality advocates."

via +Vox 

#worldnews   #obama   #internet   #technology   #fcc   #activism   

Obama says FCC should reclassify the internet's regulatory status

This sounds boring, but it's actually a huge deal.

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November 08, 2014 0 comments 0 shares 5 plus ones
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A huge explosion shook the Syrian border town of Kobani on Saturday sending a thick column of smoke high into the air. #syria #isis   #news   #middleeast   #worldnews   #wars  

Raw: Huge Explosion Sends Smoke High Over Kobani

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November 07, 2014 4 comments 0 shares 16 plus ones
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This is an old photo of me from around 1999.

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November 27: Black Friday Sales 2014: Store Hours And Start Time For Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Kmart, Sears And More Here

Also see: http://www.theblackfriday.com/walmart-blackfriday.shtml

Walmart Black Friday 2014 Store Sales Hours - Open 24 Hours. Time of Black Friday Sales begin 6 p.m., Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Day. See

Best Buy Black Friday 2014 Store Sales Hours  - Sales start times 6 p.m., Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Day

Kohl's Black Friday 2014 Store Sales Hours - Open: 6 p.m., Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Day through 10 p.m., Nov. 28, Black Friday (30 hour sale)

Sears Black Friday 2014 Store Sales Hours - Open: 6 p.m., Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Day, through 10 p.m., Nov. 28, Black Friday (30 hour sale). See Sears leaked Black Friday ad here.

Macy's Black Friday 2014 Store Sales Hours - Open: 6 p.m., Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Day through 9 p.m., Nov. 28, Black Friday (29 hour sale)

Target Black Friday 2014 Store Sales Hours - The store will open early at some time on Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Day but exact sales start time has yet to be announced. The sale is scheduled to last three days.

Kmart Black Friday 2014 Store Sales Hours - Open: 6 a.m., Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Day through Midnight, Nov. 28, Black Friday (42 hour sale) 

Belk Black Friday 2014 Store Sales Hours - Open: 5 p.m., Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Day through 9 p.m., Nov. 28, Black Friday. See Belk ‘s leaked Black Friday ad here

J.C. Penney Black Friday 2014 Store Sales Hours - Open: 6 p.m., Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Day through 9 p.m., Nov. 28, Black Friday.

Radio Shack Black Friday 2014 Store Sales Hours  - Sales start at TBA

Toys R Us Black Friday 2014 Store Sales Hours - Open: 10 p.m.. Nov. 27, Thanksgiving Day.

Walgreens Black Friday 2014 Sales Hours – Opening hours TBA

#blackfriday   #shopping   #christmas   #thanksgiving   #sales  

Black Friday Sales 2014: Store Hours And Start Time For Target, Walmart, Best Buy, Kmart, Sears And More Here

What time do Thanksgiving and Black Friday 2014 sales start at Target, Kmart, Walmart, Kohl’s and other popular retailers? We've got the info you need here!

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