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The LSST is a new kind of telescope. Currently under construction in Chile, the LSST is designed to conduct a ten-year survey of the dynamic universe. LSST can map the entire visible sky in just a few nights; each panoramic snapshot with the 3200-megapixel camera covers an area 40 times the size ...
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Be skeptical of overly top-down conceptions of ET civilizations. A paper by +Milan Cirkovic :
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"It has been correctly argued that large, galaxy-spanning civilizations would be visible even over intergalactic distances...[but they aren't]" So one would expect there to be huge evidence to support the existence of such civilizations. There's a 'recent' shortfall in the amount of UV light in the local universe and 85% of the matter is 'dark', but I've not heard of a hypothesis yet that 'dark matter' is 'galaxy-spanning civilizations'...
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Okay this is bizarre.  The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has handed down a very worrisome decision on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Facebook v. Vachani. According to one online pundit, it says that if you tell people not to visit your website, and they do it anyway knowing you disapprove, they’re committing a federal crime of accessing your computer without authorization. But I am not sweating this.  Common accepted values will triumph. 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2016/07/12/9th-circuit-its-a-federal-crime-to-visit-a-website-after-being-told-not-to-visit-it/
Are you worried about the scope of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act? You have good reason to worry after today's decision in Facebook v. Vachani. Here's a run-down.
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This is another one of those draft entries that I will publish before it is done. I invite comments, questions and criticisms as always. Looking into some of the stories I've been covering lately that live right in the imprec...
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+Paul Carr Sure! Thanks for answering. Looking fwd!
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I can't listen to every interesting podcast, but I think I'll put this one in the queue.
The main LTB Network feed contains all of the cryptocurrency related podcasts that make it to the front page of Let's Talk Bitcoin! You can expect a new episode or two most days subscribing to this feed.
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The correct cite for the Boyajian "where's the flux?" paper has been updated now that it is officially in MNRAS:
2016MNRAS.457.3988B - Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc., 457, 3988-4004 (2016) - 14.06.16 11.07.16 April(III) 2016 2016-04. Planet Hunters IX. KIC 8462852 - where's the flux?+. BOYAJIAN T.S.; LACOURSE D.M.; RAPPAPORT S.A.; FABRYCKY D.; FISCHER D.A.; GANDOLFI D.; KENNEDY G.M.; KORHONEN H.; LIU M.C.; ...
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Space Systems Engineer, blogger, podcaster, investigator
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Feel free to circle me, but if you want me to circle you back, then please have some content in your profile, use your real name, and provide some information on who you are, and some clear indication of what interests you. Please don't use a stock photo fro your profile pic - that's a red flag.

I suffer from a low curiosity threshold.  I am a space systems engineer, blogger, podcaster and a skeptical but open-minded investigator.   Especially interested in space, astronomy, and the search for intelligent ETs.  Although most of my G+ posts are science or space related, I also spout off on music from time, totally unqualified though I am.

My two closely related podcasts are: Unseenpodcast.com and wowsignalpodcast.com. To join the panel pool for the Unseen Podcast, please visit the Participant's Community and knock on the door. We usually record Friday nights on the East Coast of the US

Trying to keep my middle-aged body in shape and a bit safer by learning Krav Maga.  Train at Pure Performance Martial Arts in Rockville, Maryland.

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I killed a satellite in space. On purpose. Also, earned a black belt in Tae Kwon Do at age 45.
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Exactly failing to please the eye. Getting the hang of Thursdays (often enough). Looming. Shouting (I'm really very good at shouting). Space mission design, analysis and execution.
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