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Chris Barnes
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I imagine that most of you reading this are already aware of how much the cable monopolies are threatening #netneutrality , but for anyone who isn't, this clip from John Oliver lays out perfectly what's at stake, and why we're even talking about this right now.
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We welcomed baby Henry tonight (4/16/14) at 8:24pm. He weighs 2lbs, 15 oz.
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Big Bang Discovery Opens Doors to the "Multiverse"
Gravitational waves rippling through the aftermath of the cosmic fireball, physicists suggest, point to us inhabiting a multiverse, a universe filled with many universes.

That's because those gravitational wave results point to a particularly prolific and potent kind of "inflation" of the early universe, an exponential expansion of the dimensions of space to many times the size of our own cosmos in the first fraction of a second of the Big Bang, some 13.82 billion years ago.

"In most models, if you have inflation, then you have a multiverse," said Stanford physicist Andrei Linde. Linde, one of cosmological inflation's inventors, spoke on Monday at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics event where the BICEP2 astrophysics team unveiled the gravitational wave results.

Essentially, in the models favored by the BICEP2 team's observations, the process that inflates a universe looks just too potent to happen only once; rather, once a Big Bang starts, the process would happen repeatedly and in multiple ways.

"A multiverse offers one good possible explanation for a lot of the unique observations we have made about our universe," says MIT physicist Alan Guth, who first wrote about inflation theory in 1980. "Life being here, for example."

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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03/140318-multiverse-inflation-big-bang-science-space/#close-modal

This illustration depicts a main membrane out of which individual universes arise; they then expand in size through time.
ART BY MOONRUNNER DESIGN via National Geographic 
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Wacky Twerking Inflatable Tube Girl

I was just passing through Reddit and had a good laugh at this.  
You'll be seeing this one float around for the next few days.
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So that’s how USB plugs work….
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If this works as well as advertised, it's going to be big.
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