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I didn't expect such good news. The nearest Earth-like exoplanet couldn't be any closer. We lucked out. Thanks, universe. #PNTP   #Fusion   #Exoplanet   #OurNextHome  
This is a surprise. Most exoplanets are either too big, or too gassy, or too far away to be more than intriguing ideas. It looks like we are lucky. The closest star to our star is Alpha Centauri, a…
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"These know-it-alls don’t know what they don’t know" - +Steve Smolinsky 
“He can't learn what he doesn't know because he doesn't know he doesn't know it.” Reading this quote got me thinking how people with less knowledge and expertise in a field tend to be more confident in their opinions about this field than true experts. True experts realize that their knowledge ...
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Welcome to something I enjoy doing: finding a potential $300,000 savings for a client. A make versus buy case study in software development for small museums (that take on big ideas.) #makevsbuy  
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Whether it is oceans rising, land falling, or shorelines eroding villages in a variety of states are having to relocate. The cost for one in Alaska, $180,000,000 for 600 people. Debates are already too late. #PNTP   #ClimateCentral   #MotherNatureNetwork   #SeaLevelRise   #ClimateRefugees  
Ocean rise and beach erosion are forcing the relocation of villages in Alaska, Washington, and Louisiana. Whatever the cause, action is required. The most notable village is Shishmaref on Sarichef …
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I wrote about the writers workshop, but the story is really about an appreciation of collaboration over competition - a much nicer way to work, play, and be.
Oh yeah, and if you haven't heard, we're holding a workshop for Whidbey writers hosted by Whidbey writers. Looking forward to it.
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Sad to see it happen, and understanding why people would take the cruise. The arctic is melting enough that even cruise ships can sail from the Atlantic to the Pacific by passing north of Canada. #PNTP   #NASA   #NorthwestPassage  
Enough arctic ice has melted that the Northwest Passage, a sailing and shipping route between the Atlantic and the Pacific through the Arctic, is now open to at least one cruise ship. Within a few …
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As if climate change wasn't scary enough, it's unleashing diseases that were locked in the permafrost. Oy. Sigh. #PNTP   #Siberia   #Guardian   #climatechange   #anthrax  
It has already happened. Unusually high temperatures thawed carcasses that were frozen. Anthrax infected the local wildlife and some humans, killing several and requiring an evacuation. The world h…
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They're not saying aliens, but, well, aliens! The bigger news in the meantime may be that the scientists found a new source of funds. #PNTP   #Wired   #TabbysStar   #Kickstarter  #DysonSphere
New methods are being deployed to fund science. Crowdfunding is nothing new, anymore; and it is now being used to fund research that would otherwise be too risky for conservative institutions. One …
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Driverless vehicles could save hundreds of billions of dollars and tens of thousands of lives. With impacts like that, they may come sooner than expected. #PNTP   #Brookings   #AutoAutos  
Driverless cars are new enough that we don’t know the real impacts, but they are estimated to save the US government $211B annually if there is a 50% adoption rate. Part of the savings comes …
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Quantum entanglement, as if it wasn't spooky enough, now it is being developed for spooks to exchange messages securely. What other weirdnesses will we discover? #PNTP   #Quartz   #QuantumEntanglement  
“Spooky action at a distance” sounds like something in a horror movie, but we’ve found one physical phenomenon that somehow gets around the speed of light speed limit. Scientists …
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A Whidbey Writers Workshop
Saturday, November 5th, 8:30-4:30
South Whidbey Commons

There's always something to learn. It's good to practice old skills and learn new ones.

Whidbey has an impressive community of writers.
A few of us decided to put together a Whidbey Writers Workshop for Whidbey writers by Whidbey writers.
This will be a simple forum for a few classes ranging from basic writing skills up through making your work public.

Just Write: Jumping Into The Flow - by Jo Meador
Revising Your Own Work - by Deborah Nedelman
Writing for the Internet - Sean Keeley
Modern Self-Publishing - Tom Trimbath

Price: $160 for the entire day or $50 per session
The next public speaking event: Public speaking, classes, shows – I enjoy them all. Here’s the long list. > Whidbey Writers Workshop South Whidbey Commons Saturday, November 5, 2016 …
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Hey, Pittsburgh! Looks like you're the first to get self-driving taxis (but with cabbies, just to be safe.) #PNTP   #TheAtlantic   #selfdrivingcars  
Self-driving taxis are already becoming available. One trial will begin in Pittsburgh. Much of the news about self-driving vehicles makes it sound like they are only prototypes, but will be availab…
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