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IT IS GAMEDAY! We can't wait to see you at Hard Rock Stadium tonight at 7:00!

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People close to Steve Bannon tell NBC News he feels on safe ground amid White House infighting stemming from President Donald Trump’s divisive response to the violence in Charlottesville.

Bannon, who has rarely given on-the-record interviews since assuming his position as Trump’s chief White House strategist, reached out to speak with three news outlets in the past 48 hours, using those conversations to criticize colleagues, threaten to fire others and appearing to relish the ongoing national racial tensions.

His comments signal that Bannon, the former head of Breitbart News, is digging in for the long haul amid the turmoil and turnover that has roiled Trump’s cohort of top advisers in recent weeks.

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Alt-social network Gab booted from Google Play Store for hate speech

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Jupiter Side Eye 👀 See the Great Red Spot from a new point of view in this striking Jovian vista.
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(Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt /Seán Doran)
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Large Asteroid to Safely Pass Earth on Sept. 1

Asteroid Florence, a large near-Earth asteroid, will pass safely by Earth on Sept. 1, 2017, at a distance of about 4.4 million miles, (7.0 million kilometers, or about 18 Earth-Moon distances). Florence is among the largest near-Earth asteroids that are several miles is size; measurements from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and NEOWISE mission indicate it’s about 2.7 miles (4.4 kilometers) in size.

“While many known asteroids have passed by closer to Earth than Florence will on September 1, all of those were estimated to be smaller,” said Paul Chodas, manager of NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS) at the agency's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. “Florence is the largest asteroid to pass by our planet this close since the NASA program to detect and track near-Earth asteroids began.”

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

This relatively close encounter provides an opportunity for scientists to study this asteroid up close. Florence is expected to be an excellent target for ground-based radar observations. Radar imaging is planned at NASA's Goldstone Solar System Radar in California and at the National Science Foundation's Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The resulting radar images will show the real size of Florence and also could reveal surface details as small as about 30 feet (10 meters).

Asteroid Florence was discovered by Schelte "Bobby" Bus at Siding Spring Observatory in Australia in March 1981. It is named in honor of Florence Nightingale (1820-1910), the founder of modern nursing. The 2017 encounter is the closest by this asteroid since 1890 and the closest it will ever be until after 2500. Florence will brighten to ninth magnitude in late August and early September, when it will be visible in small telescopes for several nights as it moves through the constellations Piscis Austrinus, Capricornus, Aquarius and Delphinus.

Radar has been used to observe hundreds of asteroids. When these small, natural remnants of the formation of the solar system pass relatively close to Earth, deep space radar is a powerful technique for studying their sizes, shapes, rotation, surface features and roughness, and for more precise determination of their orbital path.

JPL manages and operates NASA's Deep Space Network, including the Goldstone Solar System Radar, and hosts the Center for Near-Earth Object Studies for NASA's Near-Earth Object Observations Program, an element of the Planetary Defense Coordination Office within the agency's Science Mission Directorate.

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Plot twist: @TheNotoriousMMA did not allow @ShowtimeBoxing to use the footage of him sparring @PaulMalignaggi.

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.@PaulMalignaggi reveals ‘dirty’ habits from sparring that could affect the outcome of #Mayweather vs #McGregor

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Missouri State Senator Urged To Resign Over Her 'Hope' For Trump's Assassination

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New security feature in iOS 11 disables Touch ID and blocks the cops from getting into your iPhone

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Swiftly Moving Gas Streamer Eclipses Supermassive Black Hole

In this illustration, the position of a dark, absorbing cloud of material is located high above the supermassive black hole and accretion disk in the center of the active galaxy NGC 5548. Numerous other filaments twist around the black hole as they are swept away by a torrent of radiation "winds."
Credits: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild (STScI)

An international team of astronomers, using data from several NASA and European Space Agency (ESA) space observatories, has discovered unexpected behavior from the supermassive black hole at the heart of the galaxy NGC 5548, located 244.6 million light-years from Earth. This behavior may provide new insights into how supermassive black holes interact with their host galaxies.

Immediately after NASA's Hubble Space Telescope observed NGC 5548 in June 2013, this international research team discovered unexpected features in the data. They detected a stream of gas flowing rapidly outward from the galaxy's supermassive black hole, blocking 90 percent of its emitted X-rays.

"The data represented dramatic changes since the last observation with Hubble in 2011," said Gerard Kriss of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) in Baltimore, Maryland. "I saw signatures of much colder gas than was present before, indicating that the wind had cooled down due to a significant decrease in X-ray radiation from the galaxy's nucleus."

The discovery was made during an intensive observing campaign that also included data from NASA's Swift spacecraft, Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and Chandra X-ray Observatory, as well as ESA's X-ray Multi-Mirror Mission (XMM-Newton) and Integral gamma-ray observatory (INTEGRAL).

After combining and analyzing data from all six sources, the team was able to put together the pieces of the puzzle. Supermassive black holes in the nuclei of active galaxies, such as NGC 5548, expel large amounts of matter through powerful winds of ionized gas. For instance, the persistent wind of NGC 5548 reaches velocities exceeding 621 miles (approximately 1,000 kilometers) a second. But now a new wind has arisen, much stronger and faster than the persistent wind.

"These new winds reach speeds of up to 3,107 miles (5,000 kilometers) per second, but is much closer to the nucleus than the persistent wind," said lead scientist Jelle Kaastra of the SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research. "The new gas outflow blocks 90 percent of the low-energy X-rays that come from very close to the black hole, and it obscures up to a third of the region that emits the ultraviolet radiation at a few light-days distance from the black hole."

The newly discovered gas stream in NGC 5548 -- one of the best-studied of the type of galaxy know as Type I Seyfert -- provides the first direct evidence of a shielding process that accelerates the powerful gas streams, or winds, to high speeds. These winds only occur if their starting point is shielded from X-rays.

It appears the shielding in NGC 5548 has been going on for at least three years, but just recently began crossing their line of sight.

"There are other galaxies with similar streams of gas flowing outward from the direction of its central black hole, but we've never before found evidence that the stream of gas changed its position as dramatically as this one has," said Kriss. "This is the first time we've seen a stream like this move into our line of sight. We got lucky."

Researchers also deduced that in more luminous quasars, the winds may be strong enough to blow off gas that otherwise would have become "food" for the black hole, thereby regulating both the growth of the black hole and that of its host galaxy.

The Hubble Space Telescope is a project of international cooperation between NASA and the European Space Agency. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, manages the telescope. STScI conducts Hubble science operations and is operated for NASA by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., in Washington.

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Capture Your Writing Ideas: How to Never Lose Track of Blog - Many writers, whether authors or bloggers have an abundance of ideas. For some of you, the problem isn’t coming up with ideas, but rather keeping track of all of your great ideas. Ideas are worthless without execution, but how can you execute if you can’t remember the idea in the first place? I know you.… The post Capture Your Writing Ideas: How to Never Lose Track of Blog appeared first on BayArt.

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This Day in Aviation History
August 18th, 1960
Discoverer 14 spy satellite, part of the Corona program is launched. It is recovered by a C-119 Flying Boxcar on August 20th.
The Corona program was a series of American strategic reconnaissance satellites produced and operated by the Central Intelligence Agency Directorate of Science & Technology with substantial assistance from the U.S. Air Force. The Corona satellites were used for photographic surveillance of the Soviet Union (USSR), the People's Republic of China, and other areas beginning in June 1959 and ending in May 1972. The name of this program is sometimes seen as "CORONA", but its actual name "Corona" was a codeword, not an acronym....
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Raise your hand if you're ready to take on the Dolphins today!!!
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I'm going to give it a try..

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Asus promises that ZenUI 4.0 is the company's lightest Android skin yet, with variable performance gains on a per-app basis. #News #ASUS #ZenUI40

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#mentor2success How to Design a Social Media Strategy Aligned With Your Specific Business Objectives [Infographic]

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: in anticipation of Monday's eclipse, the Museum is releasing this rarely seen footage of a 1937 Museum expedition to the Peruvian Andes to capture some of the first color video of a total solar eclipse. The trip included shots taken from a plane at 25,000 feet at the moment of totality--images which would improve scientists' understanding of the Sun's corona.
Watch an excerpt from “The Peruvian Eclipse Expedition,” below, filmed during the Hayden Planetarium-Grace Peruvian Eclipse Expedition of 1937. And learn more about the crew and their instruments on the blog:

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Knowledge and Awareness

The 'pursuit of ignorance' that fuels Science – as we learn about the world, what we don't know about the world expands toward infinity.

"Stuart Firestein rejects comparing science to completing a puzzle. Every answer should create a whole new set of questions. Thoroughly conscious ignorance is the prelude to all scientific advancement."


The majority of the general public may feel science is best left to the experts, but Firestein is quick to point out that when he and his colleagues are relaxing with post-work beers, the conversation is fueled by the stuff that they don't know. Hence the "pursuit of ignorance".

Yet, by the time we reach adulthood, 90% of us will have lost our interest. Children experience science as something jolly, hands-on, and adventurous. As we grow older, a deluge of facts trumps the fun.

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Election officials: Info on 1.8M Chicago voters was publicly accessible, now removed from cloud service

A file containing the names, addresses, dates of birth and other information about Chicago's 1.8 million registered voters was published online and publicly accessible for an unknown period of time, the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners said Thursday.

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The demons of hell play music for Satan, whose delight turns to wrath when an insubordinate refuses to become food for Cerberus ...

Disney's Silly Symphony Brings Us What Has To Be One Of The Most Unusual Of It's Cartoons And Yet Manages To Remain Cute ... Is There A Lesson For Us In This Cartoon, You Have 6 Minutes To Decide ... My IMDB Rating 7 Out Of 10

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How High Fashion Won Over Rap

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Here’s How to Force Enable Google Home Bluetooth Streaming - During Google I/O 2017, Google promised many new features would come to its smart home assistant device – the Google Home. The phone call feature was officially announced just the other day, but the Bluetooth audio support has only been showing up for a small handful of users since it was announced. Google is known to extensively beta test its features in waves, though occasionally they offer users the ability to enroll in preview...

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The Sun's Corona, A Fiery Halo, Is Still a Mystery to Scientists

By Paul Sutter

There are many things we don't understand in this universe — and some of those things sit right in our own backyard. Not our literal backyard, of course, but in one case, at the very heart of our solar system: the sun itself. Total solar eclipses offer a crucial chance to learn more about this star's unusual outer atmosphere.

Over the past century, scientists have puzzled out the process of nuclear fusion that has powered the sun for billions of years, detected neutrinos emanating from those fiery reactions in the core, modeled the process of energy transfer via conduction and predicted the fate of the sun as a white dwarf billions of years from now.

But the corona is something else. The thin, tenuous outer atmosphere of the sun extends millions of kilometers past the photosphere, what we usually think of as the sun's visible "surface." That makes the corona thicker than the main body of the sun itself, for those of you keeping track.

The corona is so dim that it's usually totally overwhelms by the light emitted from the photosphere. But during a total solar eclipse, that light is conveniently blocked, giving us the spectacle of a moon embraced by a fiery halo. The corona is finally allowed its moment to shine. For those of you lucky enough to find yourselves on the path of totality on Aug. 21 (boldly assuming it won't be cloudy that day), you'll get to see this rare sight with your own eyes.

Did I mention that the corona has a temperature of over a million Kelvin? That seems like an important detail. That's roughly the same temperature as the sun's cacophonous nuclear core, and it's way, way hotter than the bulky mass of the rest of the sun.

Of course, you wouldn't feel that heat if you swam through it. The corona is incredibly thin, and its temperature is a measure of the average speed of the particles that comprise it. High temperatures mean that a single particle will slam into you like a bullet, but if there are hardly any particles around to begin with, you'll barely feel a warm breeze.

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Marvel’s The Defenders Is a Pretty Grim Slog

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British and Italian researchers claim that eating one banana in the morning, afternoon, and evening, supplies your body with sufficient potassium amounts and thus,

#bananas   #food   #healthyfood   #healthydrinks   #brain   #heart   #healthy   #explore   #healthyliving   #homeremedies   #healthcare   #healthycare  

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My first computer.

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... very worth viewing ... is being on social media every day, sometimes multiple times a day even close to being time well spent? Probably not so much ....

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NBA Draft Prospects - Luka Doncic
Preseason Breakdown

NBA Draft Comparison: Danilo Gallinari

Luka Doncic is truly unlike any prospect scouts have seen recently. Regularly, when it comes to European prospects, it is 18 year old benchwarmers and role players that are drawing attention from NBA scouts. The vast majority of the European prospects such as Porzingis, Bender, Ntilikina, Hezonja, and more often are on professional teams where they struggle to get playing time. However at only 17, Doncic was a rotational player for Real Madrid getting big minutes in the best second best league in the world. Most expect him to be a starter next year, which would make him the first 18/19 year old European prospect to start for his professional team. This experience and ability to produce against professional athletes will prove to be more impressive to scouts than the prospects playing against college talent.

There is no real comparison for Luka Doncic, but Gallinari is as close as it comes. He is a growing 6'8" point guard who is a gifted passer and floor general. He's already a great ball handler, especially for his size and is one of the more crafty players in recent memory. At 6'8", he has the legitmate ability to run an NBA offense. He also at the same time is a great shoot both off the catch and off the dribble. His abiltiy to isolate, create, and hit difficult shots under pressure and very promising for his offensive potential. This expands his game and ability to space the floor, complimenting his playmaking ability very well.

Most of the draw of Doncic is due to his all around play, his ability to do a little bit of everything on the court. However, this mostly only applies to his offensive game. Defensively, he would be one of the worst defensive point guards in the league if he does not already find himself at the bottom. In Europe, against much less athletic players than in the NBA, he is constantly blown by and bullied on the defensive end. While he can easily build a larger frame to handle the physicality of the game, his lack of athleticism gives him very little room to grow. This will force him to play Small Forward in the NBA most likely, as his complete inability to guard NBA guards would be too harmful to any team. His athleticism as a whole is also an area of concern, as he is not athletic by NBA standards. This will hold back his ceiling as currently elite athleticism is becoming a necessity to become a star in the NBA. It will be interesting to see how he adapts to a more athletic and faster paced league.

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Donald Trump associate says he and Trump are both going to prison

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Skin cancer is a condition where cancer cells arise from a person’s skin. This condition is due to the development of abnormal skin cells that have the capability of spreading or

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watch mycompilation of amaizing haircuts.barber superskills..hope u like!!!

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Trump adviser Steve Bannon says opponents are 'wetting themselves' over his plans to shake up Pentagon staff

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The Galactic Center Radio Arc
Credit: Farhad Zadeh et al. (Northwestern), VLA, NRAO

Explanation: What causes this unusual structure near the center of our Galaxy? The long parallel rays slanting across the top of the above radio image are known collectively as the Galactic Center Radio Arc and jut straight out from the Galactic plane.

The Radio Arc is connected to the Galactic center by strange curving filaments known as the Arches. The bright radio structure at the bottom right likely surrounds a black hole at the Galactic center and is known as Sagittarius A*. One origin hypothesis holds that the Radio Arc and the Arches have their geometry because they contain hot plasma flowing along lines of constant magnetic field.

Images from the Chandra X-ray Observatory appear to show this plasma colliding with a nearby cloud of cold gas.

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This article is terrible. Let's recap why we think that Russia was involved:

(1) We currently have a Ukrainian hacker in custody who believes he was working for the Russian government on that hack. It would be peculiar for him to turn himself in if everyone involved was in the US.

(2) The same malware implant was used in the Ukrainian election hack of 2014, the Bundestag hack in 2014, and a variety of other hacks against Ukrainian civil society organizations, US and Ukrainian military officers, US defense contractors, Russian journalists, and State Department officials.

(3) The documents released by Guccifer 2.0 were accessed by a role account named after Felix Dzerzhinsky, the founder of the Russian intelligence services. Preserved error messages in some Excel files indicate that the computer's language was set to Russian.

(4) DNC server logs indicate that the attackers, whomever they were, worked from 9 to 5 in Moscow's timezone.

(5) Guccifer 2.0 claims to be Romanian. The few short utterances he produced in Romanian dropped articles and misused prepositions in a way which indicates that the speaker probably speaks a Slavic language.

(6) There appears to be a great deal of SIGINT indicating that people in the Russian government were trying to find the "33,000 deleted emails" at Flynn's request.

(7) The Podesta emails, which could not have been leaked (they're from a private account) appear to have passed through the same channels as the emails now alleged to have been leaked. I have no reason to believe that the media narrative around these emails is false, and I implicitly trust the people who would have reviewed the forensic evidence. (They came from a gmail account, and while I have no specific knowledge of literally anything involved, suspected sovereign hacks are treated with special attention by a dedicated team.)

(8) Three independent outside reviews -- ThreatConnect, Mandiant, and CrowdStrike -- concur, on the basis of forensic evidence from the server logs, with the more elaborate review done by US intelligence agencies and law enforcement.

This article is largely incoherent from a technical perspective, and as someone who's worked in computer security and is now the privacy lead for a lot of people who do computer security, I really couldn't make heads or tails of it. But here's why it's so utterly uncompelling.

(1) The people writing the "report," and I'm going to get into them later, didn't actually have access to any of the malware samples, server logs, or disk images which were used in the hack.

(2) What they did have, however, was the original zip file which Guccifer 2.0 used to distribute a bunch of stolen DNC files. The files inside the ZIP are timestamped at an interval which implies a transfer rate of 22 MB/s, which is extremely high for a consumer-grade Internet connection. (It's also not the usual way you'd measure network speed, which is generally measured in Mbs rather than MBs, but... well... there's a reason for that.)

(3) This is not particularly important because neither the DNC nor the FSB nor the GRU would be operating on consumer-grade Internet connections. They'd be operating on fat commercial connections instead, which can easily reach that speed.

(4) Okay, but maybe it couldn't get to Russia at that speed. This is kind of a legit criticism, because transpacific capacity is actually bad enough that Google sometimes has problems with it. And of course there would be some latency. But this article confuses latency ("how long it takes to get there") with bandwidth ("how much gets there at the same time").

If you've got dedicated, leased fiber, of course you could get it to RU at that speed.

(5) Anyway, that doesn't matter. There are good reasons to exfil in a burst transmission from a staging server rather than exfiltrating in one step. The NSA operates network logs of data leaving and entering the US. If you send your data from the DNC to RU in one stage, that might attract some attention. If you first move the data to a staging server on a rack somewhere in the US, pause, and later burst-transmit it to Russia, it looks like a US --> US network transaction, and then an unrelated US --> RU network transaction.

(6) But that doesn't even matter, because it gets worse: while I can think of some reasons why those timestamps might correspond to a network speed, they probably don't: unless you're doing some Windows copying to a remote disk, it's going to preserve the same timestamp.

You know what that speed does correspond to? It's a little slow for a disk from five years ago (which you might expect to be in the ~80-100 MB/s range), but it really does look like roughly the speed that a slightly out-of-date computer might write to a ZIP file.

Which would change the timestamps.

So why did this article happen:

(1) There are some mostly-decent people in VIPS. Drake and Binney were both utterly humiliated by NSA's overreach, and Ray McGovern is a lefty activist. But Tice is insane -- I do not mean this in a metaphorical sense; he was dismissed for mental illness -- and Johnson is a serial fabricator who is responsible for the 2008 "whitey tape" rumors, Hersh's unpublishable story about us not really killing Bin Laden, and the Seth Rich murder conspiracy theory.

Also, Binney's primary source of income is Russian state media. So. Uh.

(2) You know who "Forensicator" is? A blog obfuscating screenshots from /r/the_donald/, not a computer security researcher at all. There is no reason to believe they have any idea what they're talking about.

(3) Patrick Lawrence is a pen name for Patrick L. Smith, used when he wants to obfuscate his own prior work for Russian state media.

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A celebration of the Voyager missions. "Sunday, August 20 marks the 40th anniversary of the launch of Voyager 2. Tuesday, September 5, will be the 40th anniversary for Voyager 1. Round anniversaries like these have no special significance for spacecraft that have departed Earth's orbit; the significance is for those of us that the spaceships left behind on a planet that still revolves around the Sun once a year. Anniversaries are a good time to look back and consider our past. Throughout the next three weeks, we'll be posting new and classic material in honor of the Voyagers."

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Happy Birthday to our marvelous Mallory! Wishing her a beautiful day #hbd #falconscheer #wowwomen
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Essential Phone is now available for purchase, company promises Nexus-esque update policy [Update]

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