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Off into Space! This long exposure photograph shows the flight path of the Soyuz TMA-12M rocket as it launches from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan yesterday. The rocket carried Expedition 39 Soyuz Commander Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian Federal Space Agency, Roscosmos, Flight Engineer Steven Swanson of NASA, and Flight Engineer Oleg Artemyev of Roscosmos to the International Space Station.

The next trio of crew members destined for the station is now looking forward to a Thursday arrival at the orbiting laboratory after their Soyuz spacecraft was unable to complete its third thruster burn to fine-tune its approach. Flight controllers in the Mission Control Center outside Moscow are now reverting to a backup 34-orbit rendezvous, which would result in an arrival and docking at 7:58 p.m. EDT Thursday, March 27.

Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

#nasa #soyuz #rsa #roscosmos #longexposure #spacestation #launch #rocket #space #iss


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I would buy this game in a heartbeat, +Ubisoft!
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Resurrecting this 2-month-old post to add this: 
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Ever since I started using Vico (http://www.vicoapp.com/) as my primary text editor, I've gotten really good with the vi keybindings. Was very pleased to find out about Vimium, a Chrome plugin which adds vi bindings to Chrome! Makes web development work really nicely.
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zomg you r a haxx0rz.  Says it right there.
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On 11/26 of last year, NASA scientists accelerated a rocket to 26,000 mph and into space, then sent a payload more than 350 million miles at an average speed of 16 miles per second to Mars, where just last night, it parachuted towards the surface of the planet and lowered a small robot via A FREAKING SKYCRANE to the ground, landing inside a target zone measuring 2mi x 7mi. Then sent back photos.

As Pieter Kallemeyn of the Pathfinder team at NASA's JPL said, "The accuracy you need is equivalent to that of hitting a golf ball from Pasadena and landing it in Houston.We basically got a hole-in-one."

Also, Kristen Stewart cheated on Robert Pattinson?! OMG!
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Misha - I got that your comment was aimed at the media :-) Anyway - I think this is a cool story as well. I don't know if the olympics or what but it hasn't gotten the attention it deserves.
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Come watch as the Indians take on the league-leading Rays during Centre Sluggers Day at Medlar Field! There is no admission charge and concessions will be open for a great day of wood bat baseball. Bring your family to come out and support the Tribe!
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We just updated our Transparency Report, showing how many requests Google gets for information about its users. But we're not allowed to give the full story because the U.S. government says that requests under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) must be kept secret. We can tell you this: Requests have more than doubled around the world since 2009, and more than tripled in the U.S.: http://g.co/u5sp

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Upset about the NSA and Verizon? Might be a good time to put your money where your mouth is.

#EFF  
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Sometimes it's not about speed, but maneuverability.
Crossing the road has gotten easier for cliff swallows. Over generations, the mortal threat of speeding cars may have shortened their wings. Over the last 30 years, the number of cliff swallows killed...
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Sometimes I wonder if there's somebody else in the world using the same passwords that I do for websites. Given the number of passwords that people use, statistically the odds look good. But then you think about how many of them are just "password," and it's not quite a sure thing.
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+Jonathan Keim  - that is the greatest password ever hashed.
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So Germany just started publishing all of it's legislation in markdown format under Git version control. They're even accepting pull requests for proposed changes to the laws.

Imagine the possibilities! We really need to make this happen in the US. AMAZING. 

(Thanks @gaborhojtsy)
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43 years ago today, the Eagle landed. 

This year, NASA's budget as a percentage of the total US Budget will be the lowest it's been since 1959. The $850bn bank bailout was more money than the entire 50 year running budget of NASA. Have we really so given up on NASA as an organization?
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I would agree that privatized air travel certainly made it more accessible, though I don't know if you can say that it really spurred innovation. Most of the new developments in flight still come from the military (and NASA, for that matter). Seems to me that there is room for both privatized spaceflight and an organization tasked with pushing the boundaries of what we can do and where we can go.
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Stayed there for 5 days in June. The staff was friendly, the room was clean, and breakfast was simple but good. It is not what I would consider a "4-star" hotel, but the hotel star system in Italy doesn't exactly translate to the one used in the US. While it was a bit small (again, not atypical), the room was quiet and air-conditioned which was amazing after being out in the hot sun all day. The bathroom was clean and only had a shower, which is pretty standard. The TV in our room didn't work, though I didn't let anybody know about it because we didn't really intend to watch any TV. The WiFi showed up in our room, but wasn't strong enough to actually do anything, so we had to visit the lobby whenever we needed to use it. All-in-all, I was happy for the price we paid. I would probably try a new place the next time we went to Florence, but mostly because I'd just like to see what else is out there. If I had to stay there again, I wouldn't be unhappy about it.
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Like something out of a movie, our 100lb Bernese Mountain Dog got into a package of gummy bears and turned our white-carpeted living room into a Jackson Pollock painting. On top of that, we had 35 people coming over for a party in four days. My _former_ carpet cleaning company couldn't make it out in time, but Blue Diamond slotted us in. Paul came out, examined each of the stains, tried to determine what caused it and how to treat it. He spent at least an hour working to get the stains out, and when he was finished my carpet looked new again. To say I was impressed doesn't do it justice. This guy is a professional and cares about making his customers happy. I can't rate them highly enough!
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As rest stop diners go, this place is a gem. Clean, with decent food and good prices. We stopped at an odd time to warm up during a motorcycle ride, but we got served quickly, had a friendly waitress, and got to watch some football while we were there. I would definitely stop again!
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I went in with low expectations, and I was still disappointed. We waited for 40 minutes while staring at an empty table. Someone apparently no-showed for a reservation, but still -- 40 minutes. Then when we were finally seated, a member of our party ordered water and was told they don't serve tap water. The food, when it came, was alright -- but not nearly good enough to support their reputation. If you want a 5 lb hamburger, go for it -- just be ready for poor service and mediocre food.
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