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I thought this was pretty well done.  "They are coming"
Thargoids. A definitive summary of all canon information on this famous lifeform from the Elite (and Elite: Dangerous) universe.
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Let's see if the keep canon or just ignore the inter-species convention at the end of Frontier. Or what they will make of it.
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Astronaut Terry Virts, aboard the International Space Station, shared this picture earlier today, stating this was "the view of our Galaxy from space."

Normally, the reason you can't see stars in high oblique photos from the space station is that the shutter speed is too fast. Fast shutter speeds are used to eliminate blur from the motion of the orbiting outpost. One exception to this rule is when astronauts use camera settings specifically to photograph features such as the Aurora and the Milky Way. The crew must use slower shutter speeds in order to capture the light of the aurora. In these cases stars also show up in the photograph. The photos are also slightly blurry because very long exposures are needed to capture these dim nighttime features.

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My god, it's full of stars. 
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And Economic Armaments is done.  While a terrible trading CG, the payout was decent for the effort put in.  I was actually docked here when this started so I did maybe three or four runs, one in a hauler taxi.  Nice discount on the diamondback.
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+David Evans here's hoping..........
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Tired of it getting dark during your RES bounty hunting?  Found a planet with a rotational axis that seems to keep one side of the rings pointing to the sun.  Not sure if it's tidally locked as well, but it won't go dark in a few hours.  In Faust 68, a high tech system in Imperial space.
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It's a common thing for me and other siheng to offer constructive criticism to novice or intermediate students.  It helps them, it helps us. But one of the more frustrating things about the martial arts is that you're overwhelmed with criticism.  Every now and then it's good to just ignore the minor mistakes and offer some constructive compliments.  

I resisted the urge to nitpick on mistakes and complimented a friend the other day on his form, and it made his night.  I could tell he was very pleased to hear it.  

It made me realize, I don't do that enough.  He had been practicing hard and it showed, so it wasn't an empty compliment, but I realized I  need to make an effort to give credit where it is due.  We need to know when we're doing things wrong, but it's just as important, perhaps even more crucial, to know when we're doing things right.  I'm not a teacher but that's irrelevant.  We're all kung fu brothers and sisters and need to support each other.
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Most don't know proper ways to give critiques without being a little too harsh at times. You must give a positive of what they're doing first, then critique, then reaffirm the positive. It shows your approval and that you're trying to help improve their skill not just disappointed with what they're currently doing. 
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"Many BJJ 'experts' claim that their art is the most practical because 90% of all fights end on the ground.  But in Ameri-do-te over 100% of all fights go to the ground.  Because that's where my opponents end up after I kick their face off."  - Master Ken

Seriously though, I do think you have to have a plan for ground fighting.  Shouldn't just ignore it.  Our strategy is not to get knocked down in the first place, but if it happens to uses short fist techniques until we regain footing.   
IT'S FACE-OFF FRIDAY! Today, let's talk about a claim many ground-oriented and grappling martial artists make about real life fights. They will claim that all - or virtually all - violence conflicts end up in grappling on the...
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Iron Man Galaxy S6 Edge is real... and it's pretty hot.

Custom packaging, charging pad, wallpaper, icons, etc too. This is legit!
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Astronaut Terry Virts, aboard the International Space Station, shared this picture earlier today, stating this was "the view of our Galaxy from space."

Normally, the reason you can't see stars in high oblique photos from the space station is that the shutter speed is too fast. Fast shutter speeds are used to eliminate blur from the motion of the orbiting outpost. One exception to this rule is when astronauts use camera settings specifically to photograph features such as the Aurora and the Milky Way. The crew must use slower shutter speeds in order to capture the light of the aurora. In these cases stars also show up in the photograph. The photos are also slightly blurry because very long exposures are needed to capture these dim nighttime features.

Image credit: NASA
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I guess we stopped the Sobek boys.  Finished just now.
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Also joined this CG after Preparing for the President and also managed to get into the top 15%, so managed to get another 10M cr which makes up for the loss earlier in the week with a lot less effort required.
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Tired of it getting dark during your RES bounty hunting?  Found a planet with a rotational axis that seems to keep one side of the rings pointing to the sun.  Not sure if it's tidally locked as well, but it won't go dark in a few hours.  In Faust 68, a high tech system in Imperial space.
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It seems to exist in the Neutral Zone.  Won't it break some treaty to be there?  Or maybe this is just the Desaturated Zone, I always get them confused.
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Honestly. What could go wrong?!? At least they will have it, as 80% of the human race sure as hell don't. ROFLMAO!!! #WeareDoomed   #OpenthePodbayDoorsHAL  
Prominent AI scientist questions why advanced artificial intelligence shouldn't be like a friend.
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I think they mean, "Progarmmers will be able to create programs"  with "Common Sense" but still crash unexpectedly and need a human to reboot the computer.

Computers are nothing more than golf clubs. It takes a human to operate them.
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It's amazing how much one can learn by being forced to teach what you think you know. Taught some intermediate students the beginning of a rather advanced form last night.  It's amazing to me how fast they pick things up; it takes me much longer.  Of course, this involved sifu wandering over to teach us all some of the details I had wrong.  This makes me feel foolish sometimes, but I know it's part of the process.  "Teach once, learn twice."  I learned a lot and so did they, and that was the point of it.
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No better way to learn than by teaching, it's totally true...
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Interests include lai tung pai #kungfu, computer RPGs (#SWTOR #WOW #DIABLO and working out with #P90x and other #Beachbody products.  I work for #NASCAR as a network administrator.
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