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"essentially crystal spheres in the sky"

Nature is so cool...


#space #astronomy #universe #physics #astrophysics



 

FYI


Being tired is not a badge of honor. It just means you're tired.





 

Merry #Christmas !


To everyone on the #federation and #fediverse

Happy Birthday.

Thanks very much!

Happy Birthday :)



 
The #Facebook hits keep coming...

The New York Times: As Facebook Raised a Privacy Wall, It Carved an Opening for Tech Giants (By GABRIEL J.X. DANCE, MICHAEL LaFORGIA and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE)

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Welp.


Facebook Employees Are So Paranoid They’re Using Burner Phones to Talk to Each Other http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2018/12/facebook-employees-unhappy-at-company-amid-scandal.html






 
Sorry for the radio silence. With the family on a trip to #SanFrancisco . Got to see the #muirwoods first time in person. Quite a humbling experience.

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I hiked the upper trail there a few years ago. It's a really cool spot.

Wish we had more time to do that! Definitely need to come back.



 
Gives me more motivation to finish up my server and make a node to invite my friends to #deletefacebook

The New York Times: On Thanksgiving Eve, Facebook Acknowledges Details of Times Investigation (By NELLIE BOWLES and ZACH WICHTER)



 
Interesting article on #blackbeard and #pirates
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Still plenty of time left US friends


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It's happening...

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One flavor for every day on the Advent calendar. :)

I think I could feel my pupils dilate at the chocolate mint. That stuff is so good, but so bad for you. :-)



 
#projectbehemoth is coming along nicely. Installed 5/6 SAS drives, and the second processor! Next up, installing the RAM! #server2.0 #jb-net.us #zfs-ready #maybe

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The Hubble telescope is back in service and doing science again.

Kepler, unfortunately, is dead.

No, not Johannes Kepler. He died in 1630. The Kepler Space Telescope named after him. Nine and a half years into its planned five-year mission, after discovering 2,681 confirmed exoplanets and many more "possibles", it has finally run out of fuel for its maneuvering/positioning thrusters. 94 million miles from Earth, there's not a hope of a refueling mission.

Kepler, we salute you. It's time to rest now.

https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/nasa-declares-elite-planet-hunting-spacecraft-dead-58857273

#space #science



 

Any EU friends know of any resources?


Another country slides towards far-right autocracy.

This is a long shot, but if anyone here knows how to seek expedited immigration or asylum from Brazil into the EU, that information is urgently needed by friends of mine.

Capsule version: they have credible fear or persecution and harm under Bolsonaro, and any information that can get them out of harms way as they try to flee would be incredibly valuable right now.



 
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