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Many thanks to the brilliant minds who made this possible!
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On this day 43 years ago, Apollo 8 was en route to the moon on the first human flight to lunar orbit. Three days later, on Dec. 24, astronauts Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders became the first people to see the moon's far side, did a memorable reading from Genesis and took this famous Earthrise photo. Happy anniversary to all of the men and women who made Apollo 8 possible.
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I was 27 years old and loaded LH2 on the Saturn V rocket for that mission. In FR1 of the LCC at KSC. Call sign C4HU
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All netizens need to care about SOPA.
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"The Internet is probably the most important technological advancement of my lifetime. Its strength lies in its open architecture and its ability to allow a framework where all voices can be heard. Like the printing press before it (which states also tried to regulate, for centuries), it democratizes information, and thus it democratizes power. If we allow Congress to pass these draconian laws, we'll be joining nations like China and Iran in filtering what we allow people to see, do, and say on the Web.

And we're better than that."

-MythBuster Adam Savage, from "SOPA Could Destroy the Internet as We Know It" in Popular Mechanics "http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/mythbusters/articles/mythbuster-adam-savage-sopa-could-destroy-the-internet-as-we-know-it-6620300

/via +John Perry Barlow
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"The US government has effectively admitted that it totally screwed up and falsely seized & censored a non-infringing domain of a popular blog, having falsely claimed that it was taking part in criminal copyright infringement.

Then, after trying to hide behind a totally secretive court process with absolutely no due process whatsoever (in fact, not even serving papers on the lawyer for the site or providing timely notifications -- or providing any documents at all), for over a year, the government has finally realized it couldn't hide any more and has given up, and returned the domain name to its original owner.

If you ever wanted to understand why ICE's domain seizures violate the law -- and why SOPA and PROTECT IP are almost certainly unconstitutional -- look no further than what happened in this case."
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The invaluable TechDirt has the story of the US governmentt's deliberate -- and plainly illegal -- censorship of a popular blog for more than a year. The article details the government's coverups and stunning lawlessness in a case that is simply chilling.

This is where we could be heading with new laws being pushed by the copyright cartel and its allies, including most of the Big Media companies that purport to do journalism (especially on TV). The connection could not be more clear.

Hey, journalists -- could you please take a look at this? It's about your future, too, whether you recognize it or not.
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Exactly: "Of course, people don’t have to use Google, or Twitter, or Apple, or Facebook. They are free to use other search engines and information networks..."
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Google, Apple, Twitter and Facebook have all been in the news recently because of their control over our access to certain information, and the ways in which they could potentially restrict it. How mu...
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To paraphrase others, with these free services, you're the product, not the customer.

Apple is the unique spot of charging its customers lots of money and also exercising lots of control. Lucky for them :S
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I bet the kids aren't the only ones who'd like to know how these tins cans work. Wishing you safe travels, whether by plane, train or automobile!
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Flying in a plane to grandma's house today? Show the kids how it works...
This page shows the parts of an airplane and their functions. Airplanes are transportation devices which are designed to move people and cargo from one place to another. Airplanes come in many differe...
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Good luck, Santa!
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T- 3 days, 7 hours and counting for liftoff of Santa One. FAA Flight Plan attached. http://www.faa.gov/santa/
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Santa, be sure to get your clearance well before you enter sovereign airspace. Our F-22s and F-35s aren't working so well lately, but I'm sure we have something to launch.

Come to think of it, could we have an advanced fighter jet that actually works for Christmas?
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is intrigued:
Author Clay Johnson says we're suffering from a kind of "information obesity:" consuming too much "junk food" and too little healthy data. He joins us to explore parallels between food and information, and proposes a new regime for the New Year.
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Just tuned into WAMU to hear +Clay Johnson talk about "The Information Diet" on the Kojo Nnamdi Show.

Listen live:
http://thekojonnamdishow.org/audio-player
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is charmed by these creatures. Maybe we all need to watch sloths more often.
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I am crazy about sloths too!
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I like seeing the effects on clean-energy development.
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+NASA has a new video with @NorahJones and astronaut Piers Sellers about space technology in your life. http://1.usa.gov/shmV6T
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"Curation and sharing of content has become as important as writing"- +Om Malik after a decade of blogging.

There are many more insights in Malik's lessons from 10 years of blogging to ponder but that singular observation gibes with my own experience (after 5 years of full-time blogging) so closely that it bore highlighting.
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This gave me chills -- the good kind. Enjoy!
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+Ron Garan posted a a new time lapse video from space called "The Journey Home" on FragileOasis.org.

http://vimeo.com/32430473

More information including camera settings: http://fragileoasis.org/blog/2011/11/coming-back-down-to-our-fragile-oasis-2/
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