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Soroosh Azary Marhabi
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از لحاظ تابلوی محدودیت سرعت پشت سرش!
Good to know that after 5 months, my Sokhol pressure suit still fits. It's what we wear in the Soyuz. High fashion.
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عکس واقعی از مرز امریکا و مکزیک
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Same land, different politics. The US - Mexican border, seen from space.
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#هایکو_کتاب  

نویسندگان کتابها: فاطمه رجبی/ مگان مک دونالد/ میلان کوندرا
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Retro tech that took us to the moon

I was at the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum for the TEDMed dinner reception last week, and couldn't help but be struck by the crudity of the technology that took us to the moon and back.  This is the command console from the Apollo spacecraft .

Today, our computers are sleeker and more powerful, but our aim is set much lower.  What an inspiration the "Mercury 7" were when I was a child; as a teenager, how I thrilled to the grainy telecast of those first steps on the moon! I never dreamed it would take us so long to get back.

I'm really delighted by the initiative of entrepreneurs like +***** of SpaceX, and +Edward Lu of the B612 Foundation, who are taking us back to space with big dreams, but I also have to lament that we seem to have lost the shared will to greatness.

As I've often said (echoing, unknowingly until recently, Abraham Lincoln), government is a means of collective action, of doing things that are too ambitious for individuals and even big companies.  Our space program was such a big, shared initiative. And I miss it.

In our focus on "small government", we've also embraced small dreams, and no longer seem willing to make big bets on the future.  The work of Elon and others was made possible by big investments that we made in this age when computers were the size of washing machines, and had less power than our disposables.  It was our courage and will and our dreams that made the difference.
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Good luck, evildoers. Dubai police have added Lamborghini Aventador patrol cars: http://ti.me/17tASFF

(Photo: Dubai Police Office/ Handout)
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سالها به بهانه اینکه «ریا» نشود، هیچ از کارهایمان برای هم نگفتیم و فضا را باز کردیم تا عده زیادی، در سکوت و آرامش، «هیچ کاری نکنند».
بیایید کارهای خوب بکنیم و ریاکارانه بگوییم تا فضا را برای تنفس آنها که هیچ نمیکنند، تنگ تر کنیم.
سالها تواضع و دوری از ریا، کاری به نفعمان نکرد، شاید ریاکاری چاره ما باشد…

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Throwing and catching an inverted pendulum – with quadrocopters

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همزمانی جالب توجهی بین بهبود شاخص آزادی اقتصادی در ایران و کاهش درآمدهای نفتی وجود دارد. در سال 1384 تنها چند سال از آغاز روند افزایش قیمت نفت در بازارهای جهانی می گذشت و برای بیش از یک دهه اقتصاد ایران ناچار بود بدنبال درآمدهای جایگزین برای درآمدهای نفتی باشد. این واقعیت که شاخص آزادی اقتصادی در ایران بعد از 1384 کاهش ناگهانی دارد، بیشتر نمایانگر قدرتمند شدن بخش دولتی بواسطه درآمدهای نفتیست.

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To celebrate the New Year, you can get four of my books for free. Please spread this link as far and wide as you can. 

http://www.yousendit.com/download/WUJZZUNndWNlaFRMYnRVag

The books are: What the Plus!, The Macintosh Way, Database 101, and The Computer Curmudgeon.

Happy New Year!
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