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Not usually a militant atheist, but on occasion the militant types have a point: TIME cover story statement: "funny how you don’t see organized groups of secular humanists giving out hot meals." If you can't see how this is discriminatory, try substituting this statement: "funny how you don’t see organized groups of Jews giving out hot meals". See the point?
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"This animation shows the geocentric phase, libration, position angle of the axis, and apparent diameter of the Moon throughout the year 2011, at hourly intervals."

I knew that the moon wobbled, and we don't always see exactly the same thing, but for some reason, this is mind blowing. Much of the variation is attributable to the elliptical orbit and orbital inclination.
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Canada is phasing out the one-cent-piece, aka the penny this year. Interestingly, it used to be the two-cent coin that was called the penny. When they phased it out, people started calling the one-cent coin the penny. Here I've rolled up all the pennies I still own... enough for a latte at Starbucks. I wonder if they'll take them...
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Interesting. The US cores are mixed, but the sheathing is still pure copper....
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Testing to see if this even works! Starting to blog at troyunrau.ca - will refine the site over time and populate the archive later.
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It hasn't rained in Edmonton in a while. This Dandelion says, "What water? Screw you guys, I'm growing anyway!"
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Going through this PyQt4 tutorial as a refresher. I forgot how elegant this was. :D
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I learned Qt through PyQt as well... The book I wrote no longer seems to be available for download anymore though :-)
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We have some of the funniest politics ever happening this week in Soviet Canuckistan. This week, the prime minister accused the opposition party of voting against the war on Hitler. The party in question didn't exist until 1961. #harperhistory
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Planetary Science and Geophysics - a good combination. Add a dash of travel, programming, and science fiction and you have a Troy.
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Finally, some high-quality photos from Chang'e 3! | The Planetary Society
www.planetary.org

A pile of Chang'e 3 photos has been released to the Web, and they are much, much better than what I've seen before. They include, for the fi

‘Elvis Equation’ Estimates Number of Asteroids Worth Mining (Spoiler: No...
medium.com

The possibility of mining asteroids for valuable resources has long captured the imaginations of science fiction writers…

The Captain Kirk Problem: How Doctor Who Betrayed Matt Smith
www.theatlantic.com

The actor playing the 11th Doctor performed more than admirably for four years. But the show's writers let him down.

ARocket FAQ: Beginning Book List
www.arocketry.net

A resource promulgating technology to further enable human spaceward migration.

Welcome to Blanchains!
citygenerator.morgajel.net

Summary. Blanchains is a town in the Markil District with a fairly normal population (with one monstrous race) of around 2131. Environment.

SquareLess
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Scan your contactless credit cards with NFC. Support for: -MasterCard PayPass -VISA Contactless -American Express Express Pay -Discover Zip

Google Maps - Apps on Android Market
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Download the latest release of Google Maps, and never carry a paper map again. Get Google Maps with Navigation (Beta), Places, and Latitude

Why does America lose its head over 'terror' but ignore its daily gun de...
www.guardian.co.uk

Michael Cohen: The marathon bombs triggered a reaction that is at odds with last week's inertia over arms control

Send from Gmail (by Google) - Chrome Web Store
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Makes Gmail your default email application and provides a button to compose a Gmail message to quickly share a link via email

Angry Birds
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Use the unique powers of the Angry Birds to destroy the greedy pigs' fortresses! The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out reven

Kawah Ijen by night
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Photographer Olivier Grunewald has recently made several trips into the sulfur mine in the crater of the Kawah Ijen volcano in East Java, In

SpaceX
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Building American Rockets and Spacecraft

Adblock Plus (Beta)
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Ads were yesterday! The successful extension Adblock Plus is now available for Google Chrome™.

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal
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News: August 26, 2011 Well, this record may stand for a while. 57 panels, baby. Also, Phil and I figured out some extended periodic table el

HDF5 for Python 2.0 Online Documentation — HDF5 for Python v2.0 document...
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Contents: Introduction · What's new in h5py 2.0 · Downloading and Building h5py · Quick Start Guide · High-Level Reference · File Objects ·

AFP: SpaceX plans November test flight to space station
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Web Images Videos Maps News Shopping Gmail more ▼. Translate Books Finance Scholar Blogs. YouTube Calendar Photos Documents Reader Sites Gro

NASA - Curiosity's New Home
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These are the first two full-resolution images of the Martian surface from the Navigation cameras on NASA's Curiosity rover, which are locat

City owned rink. Very basic. Small rooms, but the ice is good and relatively cheap.
Appeal: GoodFacilities: GoodService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This place can best be described as 'trendy' by the hipster crowd. There's a fine line between kitschy and trendy, and this is right on the line. The menu is at least interesting, with things like Mac and Cheese being home made. Overall, a decent small food joint.
Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Good food, especially on Thursdays for their Ukrainian special. However, parking is a bit touchy... last trip added a $50 parking ticket to my bill for parking on the street directly in front of the building. If you can, walk/bike/transit.
Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago