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First Class Aug 4, 14, 2:41 p.m.
Got mysteriously bump to first. What to do.... Go!
Interstellar Jul 30, 14, 11:23 a.m.
Go here and type in this access code date of the Apollo 11 Moon landing date of July 20, 1969...
CALLES does Europe Jul 25, 14, 6:43 a.m.
well at least a small part of it. Flying in to barcelona Sept 17 leaving Sept 29. The rough plan is Barcelona, venice(have a good friend there with all the bells and whistles) Cinque Terre , Florence and back to Barcelona. but open to anything.
I'll be signing autographs if you find me
It Has Begun Jul 25, 14, 5:08 a.m.
Embrace and Welcome your New Reptile Overlords
Lust in space: Russians lose control of gecko sex satellite
Russian scientists are attempting to re-establish control of a satellite in which a team of geckos may be copulating as part of a study into the effects of weightlessness on lizard mating.
On Thursday, the team behind the research confirmed that the vessel was not responding to commands, potentially leaving the reptiles to their out-of-this-world sexual intercourse while video footage continues to beam down to Earth.
Research satellite Foton-M4 was launched into space on July 19. The geckos are among several species on board — including insects and flora — that are part of a series of biology experiments by Russia’s Institute of Medico-Biological Problems on the effects of weightlessness on mating.
But a glitch has resulted in the scientists losing control of the satellite’s engine, Russian space firm Progress confirmed to the nation’s Interfax news agency on Thursday.
Progress is busily working to re-establish a connection with the operating system — currently on autopilot — before all hope is lost.
The scientists said they are still able to watch video footage of the mating geckos and observe how an absence of gravity affects their sexual behavior.
There was no immediate word from the scientists behind the experiment on Thursday as to whether the geckos had successfully copulated as Foton-M4 hurtled through space.
Getty images going free? Mar 6, 14, 6:30 a.m.
is this really going on?
If you go to the Getty Images website, you'll see millions of images, all watermarked. There are more than a hundred years of photography here, from FDR on the campaign trail to last Sunday's Oscars, all stamped with the same transparent square placard reminding you that you don't own the rights. If you want Getty to take off the watermark, you'll have to pay for it.
"OUR CONTENT WAS EVERYWHERE ALREADY."
Starting now, that's going to change. Getty Images is dropping the watermark for the bulk of its collection, in exchange for an open-embed program that will let users drop in any image they want, as long as the service gets to append a footer at the bottom of the picture with a credit and link to the licensing page. For a small-scale WordPress blog with no photo budget, this looks an awful lot like free stock imagery.
It's a real risk for the company, since it's easy to screenshot the new versions if you want to snag an unlicensed version. But according to Craig Peters, a business development exec at Getty Images, that ship sailed long ago. "Look, if you want to get a Getty image today, you can find it without a watermark very simply," he says. "The way you do that is you go to one of our customer sites and you right-click. Or you go to Google Image search or Bing Image Search and you get it there. And that's what's happening... Our content was everywhere already."
making memories Jan 27, 14, 10:58 a.m.
this is it boys
Scientists watch how the brain makes memories for the first time ever
X-Particles C4D Thread Jan 23, 14, 7:19 a.m.
summering myself in it right now. Anyone working with this? any tips good tuts?
iPhone Phablets Jan 6, 14, 12:09 p.m.
Personally i would have gone with Fablet
Apple’s bigger iPhone model(s) that keep popping up in rumors may be unveiled sooner than expected, a report from Chinese publication Huanqiu (via Yahoo Japan) indicates, as the company is said to be planning to debut the iPhone phablets as a separate product line in May. However, these devices will not be part of the iPhone 6 family of smartphones, which will launch later this year as expected, most likely in September.
The Wolf of Wall Street Jan 2, 14, 1:58 p.m.
Go watch it. I think Jonah Hill could easily take the oscar