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How was your weekend?

This was part of mine.
 
Watch the thrilling first run of the giant Hot Wheels loop installation at the Maker Faire in Detroit this weekend.
The Physics of a Record-Breaking Hot Wheels Loop
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Cannot unsee!

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Hah! The best photoshop job I've seen all day: the Trump with Tribbles. David Gerrold should get a laugh.
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More investigation to go, but it looks like a material failure and not a design failure.

It is also important to note that the Dragon capsule appears to have been intact throughout the event.

I wish them good fortune in getting all promised deliveries for 2015 successfully launched by the end of the year.
 
Summary of preliminary findings regarding CRS-7 mission, further investigation may reveal more over time → http://www.spacex.com/news/2015/07/20/crs-7-investigation-update
On June 28, 2015, following a nominal liftoff, Falcon 9 experienced an overpressure event in the upper stage liquid oxygen tank approximately 139 seconds into flight, resulting in loss of mission. This summary represents an initial assessment, but further investigation may reveal more over time.
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Apparently there are enough "good" courses that this one was OK in context.
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I read this a week or two ago, with an update saying that, on further consideration of the content and the relationship of the instructor to a university bigwig, they've cancelled the course.
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This looks like a worthy endeavour.
 
+Outernet lets you get useful stuff from the internet via satellites in geostationary orbit, in places where other internet access is deficient. When we discovered that Outernet's DIY receiver is based on a Raspberry Pi, we had to try it out, and on 2 June we became, we think, the first UK receiver to get online. Find out more about this excellent project in a blog post by our own +David Honess.
Through working with the UK Space Agency on the Astro Pi project we’ve learnt about something called Outernet. Internet, Outernet – see what they did there? Outernet is a small company started by Syed Karim that broadcasts the most useful stuff from the internet via satellites in geostationary orbit. Anyone receiving the broadcast then has …
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This could be bad.

I may have to develop an image that can run on a Raspberry Pi (or other suitable small system) to provide the same capabilities.
 
If it does not prevent installing #OpenWRT, it should make it more difficult for new devices.
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An interesting way to visualize the disparity in the experience of any minority.

I particularly liked the reference to the change in color association in just the last century.
 
A refresher, for those to relate better to pictures than numbers.

Keep in mind that this is true for any minority, because it's simply how math works.
This image is explained below. Image links to large nonlooping animation. Looping version also available. If you don't think sexism in Tech and Computer Science is a major problem, you really have not been paying attention. T...
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. . . "Look at all those portals with only one resonator!"
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Oh, Yah!
 
Someone found this on a car in the mission control parking lot.
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Now to figure out a way to automate this. :-)
 
FALLACY REF is the best collection of memed logical fallacies in the history of memed logical fallacy collections.

I did some quick Google sleuthing and could not find the original source, but [EDIT] I have been told it was Glen Welch, to whom my sincerest thanks.

Now go. Share. Fill the internet with logic awareness. Future generations will thank you.

H/t to +Jane Skau​ for bringing this wonderfulness to my attention!

#logicalfallacies   #meme  
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I really like the response to the unlike comment.
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From a mailing list (where it was posted from yet another mailing list):

"Trump 2016. There will be hell toupée.”
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