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March 5th Dawn will be in orbit around Ceres for some even better images. Something this far out will give us some additional insight on how our system was put together. Really interested to see what they decide on for the dual shiny spots on the surface now - water? Diamond? Alien UFO base. Humm.....
NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has returned new images captured on approach to its historic orbit insertion at the dwarf planet Ceres. Dawn will be the first mission to successfully visit a dwarf planet when it enters orbit around Ceres on Friday, March 6.
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a Really hot alien, like in Star trek, that is using a mirror to put on her make-up
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Well here's a Jeep update. Work called - SNOW DAY tomorrow! lol. Measuring on the fender there's 5" of snow and it's still falling rapidly. I figure by morning we will be in the 7"+ range if it keeps up.

Had to go out there to clear my DTV dish so I could watch some tv. Power has blinked once so lets hope it stays fine the rest of the night and into tomorrow.
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+ray carpenter thanks we will. Power went out but no major issues!
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The locals will get this LOL. This is how everyone is reacting the the 'impending doom' that is looming today/tomorrow.

http://i.imgur.com/q9vSAOq.jpg
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The experiment with the Dell Venue 8 Windows 8.1 tablet is now over. I found it to be a nice device and well worth the $150 I paid for the refurbished unit I bought from Amazon.

It's been great at work and dealing with different tasks. However like most desktops/laptop I find over time that Windows just gets slower and slower. More so for some reason on this tablet - maybe because it rarely required a reboot?

Anyways what I found lacking is when at home wanting to play some games, listen to some podcast or browse my favorite sites it was not an enjoyable experience as a whole.

I've finally decided after many months of trying to make it work for me it just wasn't worth anymore of my time and purchased another android tablet. An Nvidia Shield was the purchase of choice for me since I really wanted something a bit more gaming/media oriented with enough power to do some work stuff from time to time. 

It also happened to be the only legit $$ vs feature 8" tablet on the market. Granted you give up a 2560x1600(Galaxy Tab 8.4) for more horse power - but I'm interesting to check out the Nvidia grid, stream PC games to tablet and hooking it into the TV with the controller to try it out when the new GTA V gets here next month! (Console mode!)

So at the end of my experience what did I walk away with in regards to Windows tablets? Well - you don't need a $800-$1000 Surface Pro to get enough power to do normal working tasks or a pen - browsing is fine and it was nice to run a few non-mobile apps. However for media consumption and gaming it's just not there yet.

The Windows store needs a dramatic increase in developers to get it to a place I can replace an android device. It felt like I was beta testing everything and most 'free' apps are both ad supported and demo versions not either or in most cases.

In the current shift in mobile computing I think that a Windows tablet has it's place - for someone that doesn't want to carry a laptop and wants to get a pc experience who doesn't really game or need all the 'gee wizz apps' that are popular among most people.

For the rest of us - stick with your iPad or Android tablet, the experience just doesn't compare at the present time. I really liked Windows 8.1 in tablet form though - until it slowed down! (May test it out with Ubuntu soon though ;-))

Real bummer - really wanted to like it. Console OS is something I waited on to make my decision as well - if you haven't looked at it, it has some REAL promise to those who want to run Windows and Android on the same tablet in dual boot or Hyper'd.

One last note - if you're looking at purchasing an Nvidia Shield most retailers (amazon/newegg etc) are offering $30 gift cards with the purchase. That's 10% back!)
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Newest pictures of Ceres coming into view from the Feb 12th images taken from 52,000 miles out. The shiny white spots on the surface are coming into focus now! We can now make out some craters too - can't wait till we start getting some high res shots of it.
Craters and mysterious bright spots are beginning to pop out in the latest images of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft.
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Dune shapes from Mars. Taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
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NASA is ~147,000 miles from Ceres. On March 4th they will enter orbit around the dwarf planet. It was discovered in 1801 - and this is the best set of pictures taken of it yet. Judging from what I'm seeing it's probably going to look a lot like our moon.
This animation of the dwarf planet Ceres was made by combining images taken by the Dawn spacecraft on January 25, 2015. The spacecraft's framing camera took these images, at a distance of about 147000 miles (237000 kilometers) from Ceres. They represent the highest-resolution ...
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Current snow fall in town for me and as seen in the picture still falling. Going for a foot+ for sun up!

Had to go out and knock snow off the magnolia tree to get the limbs off the ground. Was afraid they may break.
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Well that escalated quickly. 30 minutes and a little over an inch of snow!
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Such a cool video. The speed of light seems fast if you're thinking about you sitting still on earth and the distances between objects or places. However at the speed of light in the distances of space - the travel and the speed of light seems incredibly slow.

Starting from the sun through 45 minutes worth of video to scale of distance and speed you will travel to jupiter. Remember it takes ~8 minutes for sunlight to leave the sun and hit your face on earth. Yikes!
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Anyone else feel like this is how your boss or client asks for code corrections and changes? Yeah that pretty much sums the week up for me so far.
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HAH!
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