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New Horizons Flyby of Pluto

When I was in school, Pluto was just a name of a far-away planet. We knew it’s orbit, mass and estimated diameter, but those were all indirectly calculated. The only images we had of Pluto looked like points of light. … Continue reading

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The Hubble Deep Field May Prove That We Aren’t in a Simulation

Hubble Deep Field: dark sky is not empty even at this magnification (angle) and exposure (time), and galaxies are statistically distributed the same I happened across the Hubble Deep Field image again today, and a thought occurred to me. Some … Continue reading

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Canon 50D Gets Firmware Upgrade for RAW Video

I don’t shoot videos with my DSLR cameras, but it’s nice anyway that Magic Lantern has created reversible firmware to add RAW video to the Canon 50D, since I own one: RAW Video DSLR Comparison: Canon 50D vs. Canon 5D … Continue reading

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OSCON 2012, Portland

Back to Portland for the 2012 O’Reilly Open Source Conference (OSCON) @oscon. The main themes this year were: looks like 2012 is the year that the Redhat GlusterFS distributed filesystem really takes off. Gluster is the first DFS ready for … Continue reading

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Recent Nova Documentaries on WW2

Nova recently aired 2 good WW2 documentaries. Bombing Hitler’s Dams A British scientist rediscovers the physics and engineering behind the bouncing bombs used to destroy 2 German dams in the Ruhr Valley, and tests his theories on a 1/4 scale … Continue reading

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