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Super useful tool for building / understanding a complex regex.

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Regular expression tester with syntax highlighting, contextual help, video tutorial, reference, and searchable community patterns.
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Solar weather is interesting today

ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 8
Threshold Reached: 2015 Mar 17 2324 UTC
Synoptic Period: 2100-2400 UTC
 
Active Warning: Yes
NOAA Scale: G4 - Severe

• Navigation - Satellite navigation (GPS) degraded or inoperable for hours.
• Aurora - Aurora may be seen as low as Alabama and northern California.
• Induced Currents - Possible widespread voltage control problems and some protective systems may mistakenly trip out key assets from the power grid. Induced pipeline currents intensify.
• Potential Impacts: Area of impact primarily poleward of 45 degrees Geomagnetic Latitude.
• Spacecraft - Systems may experience surface charging; increased drag on low earth orbit satellites, and tracking and orientation problems may occur.
• Radio - HF (high frequency) radio propagation sporadic or blacked out.
Home · About Space Weather · Impacts · Earth's Climate · Electric Power Transmission · GPS Systems · HF Radio Communications · Satellite Communications · Satellite Drag · Partners and Stakeholders · Commercial Service Providers · Federal Agencies · International Organizations ...
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OK. There are lots of views-from-orbit videos, but this one is particularly amazing.
VIDEO: Earth like you've never seen it before.
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As the Supreme Court considers extending same-sex marriage rights to all Americans, we look at the patterns of social change that have tranformed the nation.
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"The incorporation of Baidu in this attack suggests that the Chinese authorities are willing to pursue domestic stability and security aims at the expense of other goals, including fostering economic growth in the tech sector."

Using Baidu (or any services based in China) is likely to subject you to malware at some point in time. I'm surprised that this hasn't surfaced in the media whatsoever.

Via +Nelson Minar 
This post describes our analysis of an attack tool that we identify as separate from, but co-located with, the Great Firewall of China.
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Yay! We all pulled together and won net neutrality! Except we didn't:

Excerpted from +Ars Technica​:

"US Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) this week filed legislation she calls the "Internet Freedom Act" to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's new network neutrality rules."

"These rules 'shall have no force or effect, and the Commission may not reissue such rule in substantially the same form, or issue a new rule that is substantially the same as such rule, unless the reissued or new rule is specifically authorized by a law enacted after the date of the enactment of this Act,' the Internet Freedom Act states."

"The legislation has 31 Republican cosponsors."

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"In the latest election cycle, Blackburn received $25,000 from an AT&T political action committee (PAC), $20,000 from a Comcast PAC, $20,000 from a cable industry association PAC, and $15,000 from a Verizon PAC, according to the Center for Responsive Politics."

We continue to have the very best system of government that corporate money can buy ... for themselves.
Internet providers need the freedom to block and throttle Internet traffic.
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You can recycle batteries from the curb in SF. Just put them in a plastic bag on top black cart lid!
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Realtime video of light traveling from sun to Jupiter.... so yeah.. it's long.
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What a great visualization!  Space is big.  Really big.
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