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A moment of bliss at sunset.

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thisistheverge:

Why Silicon Valley’s NSA deal helps them, but not you
Ever since leaked NSA documents first started popping up this summer, the battle against NSA surveillance has proceeded on multiple fronts: legislators pushing for new laws, journalists pushing for new stories, and tech companies fighting to regain users’ trust. Yesterday, one of the major fronts closed down. Since July, tech companies had been putting pressure on the Department of Justice, fighting for the right to say more about their interactions with law enforcement. Yesterday they made peace, reaching a settlement and withdrawing a class action suit that had drawn in some of the most powerful companies in America. On this front at least, reformers have likely gotten all they’re going to get.

Source: theverge.com
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thisistheverge:

Mars Curiosity Rover becomes a Lego set, while real rover wheels suffer damage

Here’s another use for your newfound holiday cash: On New Year’s Day, the Mars Curiosity Rover will become an official Lego set. It’s the latest success from the crowdsourced Lego Cuusoo project, which previously brought us the Back to the Future Lego DeLorean and — fittingly — a miniature Minecraft world. Now, the company’s offering an articulated version of the six-wheel Mars rover designed by an actual NASA engineer who worked on the Mars Curiosity project. It’ll cost $29.99 on January 1st. 

Source: theverge.com
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trouble-will—find-me:

It really makes me sad how once the 80’s started they covered up the iconic and beautiful architecture with ads.

I thought it was a completely new building, but nope, just covered in advertising.

Public spaces in America.. make me think how advertising is over valued in this culture.

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Feedlots Mishak Henner

US feedlots photographed by satellites orbiting Earth. Each of the images above is composed of hundreds of high-resolution satellite images of each location stitched together to create large prints.

To the-green-dream I share your interest in food systems. If you see this, it’d be great to have a chinwag about sustainability sometime! (I haven’t followed you long enough to send a fan mail so until then~)

Very interesting account through aerial pictures.

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scienceisbeauty:

What would happen if one threw a Schrödinger’s cat into a black hole? The thought experiment, according to the work of Marolf and Polchinski, points out inconsistencies between quantum mechanics and general relativity, which they propose to solve with the hypothesis that a firewall would destroy anything that crosses the black hole horizon.

Image credit: APS/Alan Stonebraker

Source: What’s Inside a Black Hole’s Horizon?American Physical Society

(Paper by Andreas Karch)

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