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I always love photos of the Sun.
 
Across the Sun
Image Credit & Copyright: Göran Strand
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150430.html

A long solar filament stretches across the relatively calm surface of the Sun in this telescopic snap shot from April 27. The negative or inverted narrowband image was made in the light of ionized hydrogen atoms. Seen at the upper left, the magnificent curtain of magnetized plasma towers above surface and actually reaches beyond the Sun's edge. How long is the solar filament? About as long as the distance from Earth to Moon, illustrated by the scale insert at the left. Tracking toward the right across the solar disk a day later the long filament erupted, lifting away from the Sun's surface. Monitored by Sun staring satellites, a coronal mass ejection was also blasted from the site but is expected to swing wide of our fair planet.
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Wooooooow
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Very American viewing, but probably still worth watching.

I had to keep trying a new Tor identity until I could get one that the video was available to me (I suppose the exit node needs to be in the US). An ISP or VPN in the US would work too.

#snowden #NSA #privacy #GCHQ
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If you care even a wee bit about physical art, get your bank card out.
http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/full-cirqle-edinburghs-centre-for-circus-arts/
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Didn't take long to finish the funding - quality!
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Near-sightedness increases dramatically in all industrializing countries; why? Is it food, lack of physical activity, lack of focusing on distant objects, too much reading, or lack of bright light?

(Pointer from +Evelyn Mitchell)
Short-sightedness is reaching epidemic proportions. Some scientists think they have found a reason why.
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Awesome! TextSecure, er... I mean Signal, has been released for iOS.

TextSecure/Signal is still the best secure communications software I've seen by a long way.
Blog >> Signal 2.0: Private messaging comes to the iPhone. The New Signal. Today we're releasing Signal 2.0, with support for TextSecure private messaging. It is now possible to send end-to-end encrypted group, text, picture, and video messages between Signal on iPhone and TextSecure on Android, ...
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Ahw,bummer, hope it's fixable, maybe you can claim it on the insurance, perhaps even a new one. 
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This is cool if you use Google services and care at all about your data surviving longer than you do.

The link works, even if the G+ summary is broken.
+You · Search · YouTube · Maps · Play · Gmail · Drive · Calendar · More · Translate · Books · Shopping · Blogger · Finance · Photos · Docs · Even more from Google · Sign in. Your browser is not supported any more. Please update to a more recent one. Download Chrome · Download Firefox ...
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Thanks +Mark Somerville !
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This is an excellent introduction to using systemd-nspawn for containerisation.
Some common questions. What is Docker? Do I really need it? How does Docker actually work? How can I set up a single dev environment to work on any computer? My code works on my computer. Now how do I put it on a production server? Can't I just write code and have it "just work" everywhere?
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+Andrew Malcolmson I had a lot of similar reactions.
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Some really good user visible changes in the latest Tor Browser.

#Tor   #privacy  
The Tor Browser Team is proud to announce the first stable release in the 4.5 series. This release is available from the Tor Browser Project page and also from our distribution directory. The 4.5 series provides significant usability, security, and privacy enhancements over the 4.0 series.
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Pretty cool research.
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This is well cool. So smooth and clean. The 4 ball pattern at 2:03 is tasty.
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Magic. Also enjoyed the music. It's juggling time! 
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I love this image.
 
Fibrils Flower on the Sun
Image Credit & Copyright: Big Bear Solar Obs., NJIT, Alan Friedman (Averted Imagination)
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150217.html

When does the Sun look like a flower? In a specific color of red light emitted by hydrogen, as featured here, some regions of the solar chromosphere may resemble a rose. The color-inverted image was taken in 2014 October and shows active solar region 2177. The petals dominating the frame are actually magnetically confined tubes of hot plasma called fibrils, some of which extend longer the diameter of the Earth. In the central region many of these fibrils are seen end-on, while the surrounding regions are typically populated with curved fibrils. When seen over the Sun's edge, these huge plasma tubes are called spicules, and when they occur in passive regions they are termed mottles. Sunspot region 2177 survived for several more days before the complex and tumultuous magnetic field poking through the Sun's surface evolved yet again.
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