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I thought the main shield world from the Halo books was a lot bigger than what they depicted in Halo 4. Turns out, the first shield world the humans come across is 2AU in size. From what I remember, it was effectively a star system unto itself.
Determining the Real Sizes of Objects in Halo - Update. Full article is here - this is just the Cascade Scaling images, redone at 1280x720. An older version, created for Halo Waypoint, is here. All work was done by Stephen Loftus (SoundEffect) This collection was totally overhauled in June 2014.
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Just got my invite to keybase. Definitely a cool project
Public key crypto for everyone, publicly auditable proofs of identity.
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I also have 7 invites left for those that are interested
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  The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is the world's largest and most powerful particle accelerator, running for 27km in a circular tunnel beneath the French-Swiss border....
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This is probably the ultimate game of Jenga right here
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One of my best sniper moments ever. Halo 2 Classic. Can't believe I actually managed the shot, it was last possible second too.
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RIP Monty Oum. Your work was inspirational and unforgettable. You'll be remembered for your great work and being a good human being. 
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Today in History: Tesla Filed Patent for “Apparatus for Transmitting Electrical Energy”
On January 18, 1902 — 113 years ago today — Nikola Tesla filed a patent for an “Apparatus for Transmitting Electrical Energy.” After inventing alternating current (AC) and winning “The Currents War” against negative public relations campaigner Thomas Edison (who advocated direct current only, DC power), and after discovering the principles that led to the development of radio and smartphone industries, Tesla moved to Colorado in the summer of 1899 to conduct a series of secret experiments involved in this patent filing. Tesla had concluded that it would be possible to transmit electrical power wirelessly and constructed a magnifying transmitter — a high power harmonic oscillator. Tesla stated at the time, “...I feel certain that of all my inventions, the Magnifying Transmitter will prove most important and valuable to future generations.” The patent was granted nearly 13 years later on December 1, 1914. (It must have taken that long for the approver to understand the mechanics and physics behind it, haha.)

Tesla spent 9 months in Colorado, conducted daily experiments and made 500 pages of notes and 200 drawings about them. Tesla proved to himself that wireless electrical energy transmission was possible, and that he could make instruments to fine-tune reception of complex electrical signals, so that only specific complex signals could be received while others were rejected. He also demonstrated that the Earth behaves as a smooth polished conductor of very low resistance and that it responds to certain frequencies of electrical vibrations.

Tesla left Colorado and returned to New York where he was able to attract initial funding of $150,000 from J.P. Morgan, who had been instrumental in the formation of General Electric. Morgan’s investment was to be used to build a high power transatlantic wireless communication project. Before it could be completed, Marconi was making regular transatlantic radio transmissions with far less expensive equipment (and while utilizing 17 of Tesla’s patents). At about this time, Morgan suffered a rare business loss when he attempted to enter the London Underground field, so when Tesla asked for more funding to complete the project, Morgan refused. From this point forward, Tesla’s personal life began a downward plunge from which he never recovered. Tesla died lonely and penniless with pigeons as his only friends.

[It is so hard to condense Tesla’s fascinating story into 3 short paragraphs. So please feel free to rewrite the above and post it as a comment. Also, if you have additional or better resources than these below, please let me know in the comments to this post. Thanks.]


YouTube video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeS02PnbJg4 [about 26:00; previously Tesla and Westinghouse win the current war with AC triumphant; also at 44:00]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-0BZIMSxPY&list=PLMz7DUwA0MppuelgtPws1akJNP6pSK6YH&index=2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5-oGsc4XDM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf0jD05Tx98
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwKYKJrtH2o

Sources:
https://www.google.com/patents/US1119732
http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/ubeam-technology-will-enable-people-to-charge-devices-through-the-air/?_r=0
http://teslatech.info/ttmagazine/v3n1/elswick.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wardenclyffe_Tower
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/5-things-you-didnt-know-about-nikola-tesla/
http://theoatmeal.com/comics/tesla
http://www.history.com/topics/inventions/nikola-tesla
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnifying_transmitter
http://www.activistpost.com/2012/01/10-inventions-of-nikola-tesla-that.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWVU6DKcjyA

Books:
http://www.amazon.com/Nikola-Tesla/e/B001JPA7YY

Image credits:
•Patent Filed January 18, 1902: https://www.google.com/patents/US1119732
•Nikola Tesla [Center]: Napoleon Sarony [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATesla_circa_1890.jpeg
•Tesla’s Experimental Wardenclyffe Tower [Right]: By Unattributed (Life time: Unattributed) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ATesla_Broadcast_Tower_1904.jpeg

Additional Events:
•On January 18, 1911 — 104 years ago today — Eugene Ely made the first successful plane landing on a ship.
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Watch it be a Super Mario Bros movie vibe. I just don't have a lot of hope for live action movies/tv shows  based on games.
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I'm getting all teary eyed. I thought this day would never come. We've won. And that beautiful bastard of an industry insider did it. It's almost unbelieveable.
 
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I am proposing the FCC use its Title II authority to implement and enforce open internet protections, banning paid prioritization, and the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services.
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I agree they'll lobby, but aside from getting congress to limit the FCC after the fact (and that success will be dependent on what kind of president we get next), I don't think they have a whole lot of leverage. I believe that was part of the point of reclassification. It's hard to fight, and hits all the important points.

I agree it's not completely over yet, but it is looking pretty bad for the ISPs.
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I am a web developer and computer enthusiast. I love using Linux and have experience in several programming languages. I usually am pretty easy going and love having a good time with friends.

Some of my favorite things to do are: Programming, learning new things, longboarding, tinkering with computers (both hardware and software), reading (news, blogs, books, etc), spending time with friends and family, and playing video games. (especially Minecraft and Halo.

The name superlink is a fictional character I created at the age of 13. The superlinkx variation has become my primary online alias, and I use it for my identifier across the web.
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Self-taught programmer. Honors diploma in high school. Not afraid to admit that I love My Little Pony
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  • Walla Walla University
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