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David Orr
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I was recently watching an episode of The Nature of Things about planet hunting and seeing what a great tool the Kepler Telescope has been in that hunt. At the end of the show there was a mention of the Kepler failing and probably could not be repaired. Well surprise, surprise.
Over the past year, we've told the sad story of NASA's Kepler space observatory, and how the failure of two vital components have resulted in the sad and premature retirement of humanity's best tool for spotting Earth-like planets elsewhere in the universe. Just when all hope seemed lost, though, NASA has approved an ingenious plan to bring Kepler back online -- a novel, never-before-seen technique that uses the Sun's constant bombarding of photo...
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Something to look forward to if I can ever afford a new PC.
Windows 10 is shaping up to be really, really good. I’ve been running it as my primary OS on my Surface Pro 3 since early April (release 10041), and I’m getting really excited for the final product.
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Thanks to How-To Geek for this find. Interesting stuff.
Scientists can't stop the seismically active area from triggering another tsunami, but they can learn more about how to prepare.
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Another oddity from Mars
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Everyone likes a good mystery.
A dwarf planet is shining two bright lights at a NASA spacecraft right now, and our smartest scientists are unsure what they are. As bizarre as that sentence sounds, that's the ...
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Doesn't anybody know a UFO when they see one? Jeez.....
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I've seen this fellow around since he was an adolescent. He became homeless back then and is much older now, so I thought I'd take him under my wing with his own house before the snow started.
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Another one of Nature's oddities.
The region's lakes seem to be connected by networks of salty, below-freezing liquid water that could host microbial life.
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Some excellent finds here.
Kids these days have the most convoluted web site names. Facebook? Twitter? eBay? I'm sorry, but I like my coffee black and my web sites self-explanatory. Here's a handful of actually useful web sites that do exactly what they sound like.
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One for the science buffs, thanks to How-To-Geek newsletter.
Ganymede’s underground ocean contains more water than all the oceans on Earth
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Something for all us tech heads out there.
Today, the next major version of HTTP took a big step toward becoming a reality; it's been officially finalized and now moves towards being fully standardized. According to a blog ...
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  • On The Side Inc.
    Co-owner, 2007 - 2012
  • Toronto Sun Publishing Corp.
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Been Geeking since DOS was the hot item.
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After years of doing Technical Support in the I.T. field, I think it's time for a change.

My true love though is packing up and doing some time in the bush, preferably on horseback.
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Praires of Southern Alberta - Far to many to mention
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