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"Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected — a distant, rocky world that’s similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it’s not too hot and not too cold for life."

It's 500 lightyears away, though. But when you think about it, that's only like 15,000,000 years with current propulsion technologies. So basically as far back as when deer and bears and horses and other familiar mammals started wandering Earth. 

Admittedly, humans have only been around for 100,000 years give or take, so a lot could change about us after 14.9M more on a spaceship. At the very least, you'd want a flight with wifi.
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I dunno, network latency would be pretty awful and only getting worse....
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"If you’re wondering why people are protesting you, how we got to this housing crisis, why rent control exists or why tech is even shifting to San Francisco in the first place, this is meant to provide some common points of understanding."

This piece by +Kim-Mai Cutler is the most thorough and level-headed take I've read so far on the housing challenges facing San Francisco and the Bay Area. No matter where you sit, if you're looking for easy answers, they're not there. It's not even clear there are complicated answers. But Cutler helps describe the history and the facts behind the problem, and that's essential.

It would be great if this essay was required reading for tenants, landlords, protesters, elected officials, and corporate executives alike. They may not begin to agree on a solution, but at least they might better understand the issues.
The Santa Clara Valley was some of the most valuable agricultural land in the entire world, but it was paved over to create today's Silicon Valley. This was..
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This video is magic. For 100+ years so-called "fast" film had around 400 ISO. You could push film to 1600 or so, but that was about it.

In just 15 years, digital cameras have extended the ISO range all the way up to 409,600. Cameras today can literally see in what our eyes would consider the dark. In color, too, which is really mind-blowing.
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Wow its amazing
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Ahh, good old Dolorees St. Apparently the team that San Francisco hired to carve street names into the sidewalk (a very cool practice more cities should do) has some serious quality control issues.

Tons of credit to the photographer throgers on Flickr for running around and capturing them all. Link goes to their album.

Via: http://redd.it/227gk7
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No +David Hasselhoff here. Just +Dirk Nowitzki killing it with +Team Coco.
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One of the funniest beef I've beefed in a beef.
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"A new app called CUPS allows subscribers to pay $45 per month for unlimited coffee from almost 40 independent coffee shops around the city."

For people with a coffee problem (cough, me) how is this not a good deal? I don't see how it'll last.

Via HN: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=7597665
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Does this spool my print jobs too?
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Rented a Fuji X-Pro1 on a whim and spent a few hours Saturday walking around Seattle trying to get to know the mirrorless camera a little. I love the feel of the Fuji. Everything is in the right place, and nothing felt superfluous. Pretty much everything I didn't like about the OM-D I liked about the X-Pro1.

The "kit" lenses it comes with are nice and sharp and fast, though I much preferred the 18mm f/2.0 over the 35mm f/1.4. Because of the 1.5 crop factor, the 35mm turns into a 50mm equivalent, which is a very challenging focal length for me personally.

The EVF is pretty bad, but I hear that's all fixed in the X-T1, so I might have found a few toy.

And please excuse the cliché subject matter. I don't know Seattle all that well, so I mostly wandered around Upper and Lower Queen Anne, Belltown, Downtown, and then up to Gas Works Park. Beautiful day and an even more beautiful night.

Next time I'll be a bit more adventurous in what I shoot, and hopefully know how to use the camera a bit better by then as well.
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Gorgeous views and send more awesome photos.
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Ooh, too bad I can't make this. If you're in San Francisco tonight, you might want to check it out.
 
7 pm TONIGHT in San Francisco - Book Salon Reading & Social

Join me and Andy Weir (author of The Martian) for readings from our recent books, Q&A, & social hour at the Emerald Tablet in SF (North Beach). Tonight's Book Salon event is hosted by SF in SF  and moderated by science fiction author Terry Bisson. sfinsf.org

Also this should be fun, +Veronica Belmont and +Tom Merritt of Sword and Laser will be podcasting the event. Although it will not be a live stream, I'll post a link when it's available.

This event promises to be a fun, relaxed evening, so stop by if you're in the area. Doors open at 6 PM (happy hour) and reading begins at 7 pm.

More details:   http://emtab.org/sf-in-sf-apr-12-2014 … 

#SanFrancisco    #BookSalon  
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"Clojure's very own crowd-sourced cookbook, Clojure Cookbook, is available now."

The cool part is that the entire thing, including examples and source code, is available open source and CC licensed on Github

   https://github.com/clojure-cookbook/clojure-cookbook

They're taking pull requests, too. I'll likely buy a physical copy in support of the model. Congrats, +Ryan Neufeld and Luke VanderHart, and good job +O'Reilly for continuing to innovate in technical publishing!
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60 of the world’s best Clojurians contributed recipes for this book.
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Ha! This is fantastic. Thanks for the shout-out and the memories, +Eve Batey! CC +SFist
 
In which  Dewitt Clinton is fondly recalled for hooking SFist staffers up w/ Gmail: 
Gmail's been around for ten years. Yeah, you're old.
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I still remember going crazy trying to get an invite. Google getting into email seemed like a big move at the time. :P
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