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+Leanne Brooks and I just got back from a boat tour of Honey Island Swamp near New Orleans. We saw alligators, wild pigs, herons, and much more, but I most enjoyed the deep, shadowed cypress groves. The play of light and darkness on the murky water is hypnotic.
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The recently identified "Heartbleed" vulnerability in the commonly used software library OpenSSL has resulted in many forms of secure internet communication being vulnerable to eavesdropping. Attackers can obtain security credentials, private encryption keys, and other valuable data.

A fix is already available, and the system administrators of the world are rushing to deploy it. But it will be a few days before it is prudent to assume that most secure sites are safe to use. Even if you use an unsafe site, the odds of mischief are small, so don't panic if (for example) you really need to access your online banking account today. Still, it would be safest to refrain from using sites reliant on login credentials, credit card numbers, and the like for the next several days.
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+Art Zemon I can see when the certificate expires, but not when it was issued. I'm on Chrome on a Mac.
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This is an amazing story, which is only improved by the fact that the volcanic island involved looks like a rejected Yes album cover.
The insect is so large — as big as a human hand — it's been dubbed a "tree lobster." It was thought to be extinct, but some enterprising entomologists scoured a barren hunk of rock in the middle of the ocean and found surviving Lord Howe Island stick insects.
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You know you're a geek when you read this, and your strongest reaction is "Hang on, there's a binary, possibly trinary, star system just over four lightyears away!" Also, most of the really exciting parts of the universe would vaporize us instantly. :)
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That made me smile. Funny, but still sort of true. Except that life sprouted out of the Most Lamest Part of the Universe.
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My birthday gang at Mojo Lounge in the French Quarter.
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A happy belated Craig Day to you!
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Happy +Leanne Brooks at the Cafe Du Monde, New Orleans.
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I second that!:)
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Peaches Geldof died yesterday. While I had been vaguely aware of her for some time, she really drew my attention last year, when the hubbub surrounding her interest in Crowley and the OTO drove more visitors to the USGL website in a single day than we typically get in two weeks. 

Thanks to the usual sloppy reporting of the tabloids -- a post-mortem example is linked -- I could never tell what she was really interested in, much less whether she thought of herself as a Thelemite or was actually considering OTO involvement. I wish I could have had a conversation with her; I'm sure it would have been fascinating.

But now that chance is gone. Unto Peaches Geldof, as to all those from whose eyes the veil of life hath fallen, may there be granted the accomplishment of her Will.
The 25-year-old, who had OTO tattooed on her arm, became interested in the mysterious religious cult during her short-lived first marriage, and while that broke up, her fascination continued.
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I heard recently (before her death) that she actually never went back to the LB after her Minerval, though she continued to be interested in Thelema.

Incidentally, some years ago I had contact with a widowed brother whose late wife's family was threatening to sue him if he revealed or even intimated at her affiliation with the Order. He had endowed an academic scholarship in her memory, for OTO members, but her family were trying to prevent him from naming it after her. I am not sure how that case eventually worked out.
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MagickalStore.com is offering a 10% discount to OTO members now through June 1 2014. Enter OTO1 at checkout to get the discount. Feel free to share this with other OTO members.

Note that I know nothing about this site...does anyone have experience with them, positive or negative? If so, please let us know in a comment.
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I come up with some really odd connections.

I was looking at the map of US Grand Lodge local bodies (see link) over the weekend. On this map, camps are shown in blue, oases in yellow, and lodges in red. You'll notice that there are areas where there are only or mostly camps, and others with several lodges and oases.

The pattern was reminding me of something, and I finally just realized what it was. Galaxies look like this. Regions of active star formation have lots of hot, young blue stars. These are short-lived, so regions that have not been forming new stars for a while have a preponderance of longer-lived, redder stars.

Once I made this connection, I couldn't look at the map without seeing both local bodies and stars. Which seems entirely appropriate.
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Hee!!! Someone tell the E.C. not to charter, close, or reclassify any bodies, ever! :)
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