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Dan Lewis
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My nephew is a HUGE Sonic fan. I'm going to share this with him!
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I defended against a #zergrush on Google Search.
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In 1998, Jeff Bezos described the Kindle...

Yes, 1998.
In 1998, Jeff Bezos sat down with the Commonwealth Club to discuss the history and future of Amazon. The speech itself is amazing — one of my favorite things I’ve read ever. But today, I discovered......
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This woman is saved from her own idiocy by the quick reaction and skills of the driver behind the wheel of the ambulance that very nearly kills her… (via The Daily What)
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She never even stopped to apologize!
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I just watched +Ted Berg spend seven minutes (including a lot of editing) making a sandwich... which I can't eat. And I may watch it again.
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1/2 stick of butter turned me off right away, reminds me of that southern porker couple from the Food Network.
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JUSTIN BIEBER ISN'T TRENDING!
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VOLDEMORT
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Hey, +Randall Munroe -- thanks for today's XKCD. (It's http://xkcd.com/1053/ for everyone else.)

I write http://NowIKnow.com, and I share lots of things which I find super-fascinating... and every once in a while, some [bad word deleted] will come by and say, "Oh, everyone knows that!" and unsubscribes. It upsets me at times, but now I'm just going to think "they're missing out on the fun."

(And by the way, the Yellowstone supervolcano is awesome and will make a for a great future Now I Know, thanks!)
XKCD updates every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. You can get prints, posters, and t-shirts in the store. Ten Thousand. |< · < Prev · Random; Next >; >|. Ten Thousand. |< · < Prev · ...
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Hello Dan . How are you . Iam fry beautiful hand In Iran.internet in iran very good , of down door at chair up .
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5:27 and neither VOLDEMORT nor none of the Kardashians are trending. Mitt Romney is, as is Katy Perry. And #ShoesMonday which is kind of weird.
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Three questions about asteroid mining:

1) If it makes economic sense to mine asteroids that are in orbit, how long will it be before we come up with an economical way to get them into orbit? Like, use a depleted one as a space base and starting point for future go-out-and-grab expeditions.

2) Let's say you believe that the Earth's ecosystem is in a delicate balance and shouldn't be screwed with. Do you extend that to bringing in minerals from outer space? I mean:

(a) Does bringing in billions of dollars worth of platinum etc. from outside the Earth screw the Earth's balance up?

(b) Does removing this stuff from outer space screw up the Universe? the Galaxy? the Solar System? Etc.

3) We know so little about the depths of the Earth's oceans. Objectively speaking, do we know more about asteroids?
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1: We're more likely to move them into Lunar or Earth orbit for easier access and transport while we mine them, once depleted they would probably be easier to repurpose then it would be to de-orbit them. However governments might want to regulate that since asteroids in orbit could constitute kinetic energy weapons against the Earth, cf Robert A. Heinlein's The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.

2: Meteorites and extraterrestrial dust fall to Earth in the amount of tons daily, if I'm not mistaken. The Earth, however, actually has a negative daily mass budget because light gasses such as hydrogen and helium are constantly escaping from our atmosphere. The relatively small amount of materials we would be bringing in would make very little difference to those budgets and besides would be no more bioactive than the materials already here.

3: We know far more about asteroids than we do about the deep oceans for the simple reason that we can observe them much more easily! Heck, many of them conveniently plop down on our surface here for us to study! The deep oceans, on the other hand, are very hard to explore due to the vastly hostile environment.
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Three thousand, one hundred and twenty seven of you have me in G+ circles. Please say hi in the comments?
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Hi Buddy. Digg just told me about your Now I Know thingy. Which, since Digg sometimes sends me interesting stuff, I decided hey maybe I can trust them when they say someone else is interesting. So I subscribed to your thingy, and I am saying hi in the comments. did my duty ;D
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