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  • From the Editorial Advisory Board: You're fired

    05/12/2017 8:26:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Boulder Daily Camera ^ | May 12, 2017 | Editorial Advisory Board
    This week's topic: Two firings, one national and one local, may have raised more questions than they answered. Please offer a take on the ouster of FBI director James Comey and/or BVSD Superintendent Bruce Messinger. The BVSD's termination process for Superintendent Bruce Messenger may have seemed abrupt and the players involved were sometimes maddeningly tight-lipped, but the school board followed established protocol to the letter. As a result, most people seem to believe the procedure was fair and honest and, if not thrilled with the result, at least satisfied that there is a process and the process worked. The Mad...
  • Harvard student loses Facebook internship after pointing out privacy flaws

    08/13/2015 10:33:47 AM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 13 replies, via Drudge ^ | Aug 12, 2015 | Allison Pohle
    Three months ago, Harvard student Aran Khanna was preparing to start a coveted internship at Facebook when he launched a browser application from his dorm room that angered the social media behemoth. His application, called Marauder’s Map — a clever name that Harry Potter fans will appreciate — was a Chrome extension that used data from Facebook Messenger to map where users were when they sent messages. The app also showed the locations, which were accurate to within three feet, in a group chat with people he barely knew. That meant complete strangers could hypothetically see that he had messaged...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- MESSENGER's Last Day on Mercury

    05/01/2015 4:58:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | May 01, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The first to orbit Mercury, the MESSENGER spacecraft came to rest on this region of Mercury's surface yesterday. Constructed from MESSENGER image and laser altimeter data, the scene looks north over the northeastern rim of the broad, lava filled Shakespeare basin. The large, 48 kilometer (30 mile) wide crater Janacek is near the upper left edge. Terrain height is color coded with red regions about 3 kilometers above blue ones. MESSENGER'S final orbit was predicted to end near the center, with the spacecraft impacting the surface at nearly 4 kilometers per second (over 87,000 miles per hour) and creating...
  • Terrorism Charge Snares Prominent American Missionary

    03/24/2015 11:07:56 PM PDT · by piasa · 3 replies
    Christianity Today ^ | 3/23/2015 07:38AM | Deann Alford and Timothy C. Morgan
    If Christian broadcaster Stendal goes on trial in Colombia, missions work nationwide may be at risk. Is Russ Stendal, the famed missionary to FARC terrorists in South America, actually El Gringo, a terrorist leader seeking the overthrow of Colombia’s government? That question is before a three-judge panel, based on allegations from Carlos Manuel Silva, chief sectional prosecutor for the Colombian department of Cundinamarca, which includes the capital, Bogota. Stendal denies any allegation of leadership in FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia). He said in a recent Facebook video, “Somebody set a trap for me, and I walked into it. They...
  • An Elegy for Two Once-Divine Female Critics

    12/08/2012 2:20:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 8, 2012 | Robert Oscar Lopez
    As recently as five years ago, I counted Ann Coulter and Camille Paglia among my favorite authors, and my guiltiest but most delicious reading pleasures............ .......................It's Paglia that has lost the ability to understand feminine complexity. As she has turned sourer in the last few years, I have tried to psychologize her Orphic descent from edginess to banality. I can't reduce the problem to a simple case of self-pitying bitterness, though she does write, "Paradoxically, a key problem with the current youth cult, which is devouring both entertainment and fashion, is that aging women have become progressively invisible." It seems...
  • Mercury not like other planets MESSENGER finds

    09/29/2011 2:11:10 PM PDT · by decimon · 39 replies
    Carnegie Institution ^ | September 29, 2011 | Unknown
    Washington, D.C.—Only six months into its Mercury orbit, the tiny MESSENGER spacecraft has shown scientists that Mercury doesn't conform to theory. Its surface material composition differs in important ways from both those of the other terrestrial planets and expectations prior to the MESSENGER mission, calling into question current theories for Mercury's formation. Its magnetic field is unlike any other in the Solar System, and there are huge expanses of volcanic plains surrounding the north polar region of the planet and cover more than 6% of Mercury's surface. These findings and other surprises are revealed in seven papers in a special...
  • History Made: MESSENGER Orbital Photograph of Mercury : Big Pic

    03/29/2011 3:57:14 PM PDT · by Mmogamer · 9 replies
    Discovery News ^ | 3/29/11 | Ian O'Neill
    March 29, 2011 -- After the successful orbital insertion of NASA's MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging) spacecraft on March 17
  • Messenger Orbital Insertion

    03/17/2011 5:18:43 PM PDT · by Mmogamer · 10 replies
    Nasa TV ^ | 03-17-2011 | N/A
  • NASA milestone: MESSENGER spacecraft enters orbit around Mercury

    03/20/2011 8:23:42 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 5 replies
    csm ^ | March 18, 2011 | Pete Spotts, Staff writer /
    At some 36 million miles from the sun, temperatures on the planet's daylight half hit 800 degrees F., while temperatures on the night half plunge to nearly minus 300 degrees F. – a 1,100-degree temperature swing that the craft will experience every 12 hours. The craft is outfitted with a ceramic-cloth sun shield that sheds enough of the sun's heat to keep instruments inside the orbiter at room temperature. Solar panels, which ordinarily would aim face-on to the sun, must be feathered, like a rowboat oar, to keep the panels from overheating. In addition, the panels contain mirrors to help...
  • NASA Spacecraft Snaps 1st Photo of Mercury from Orbit

    03/29/2011 3:46:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 52 replies ^ | 3/29/11 | Nasa
    The first spacecraft ever to circle Mercury has beamed home the first-ever photo taken of the small rocky planet from orbit, showing a stark landscape peppered with craters. NASA's Messenger spacecraft snapped the new Mercury photo today (March 29) at 5:20 a.m. EDT (0920 GMT). The photo shows the stark gray landscape of southern Mercury, a view that is dominated by a huge impact crater. "This image is the first ever obtained from a spacecraft in orbit about the solar system's innermost planet," Messenger mission scientists explained in a statement. The new Mercury photo shows a region around the south...
  • NASA spacecraft now circling Mercury — a first (orbit is right on the money)

    03/17/2011 8:44:44 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/17/11 | AP
    WASHINGTON – For the first time, Earth has a regular orbiting eye-in-the-sky spying on the solar system's smallest and strangest planet, Mercury. NASA's spacecraft called Messenger successfully veered into a pinpoint orbit Thursday night after a 6 1/2-year trip and 4.9 billion miles and tricky maneuvering to fend off the gravitational pull of the sun. It is the fifth planet in our solar system that NASA has orbited, in addition to the Earth and the moon.

    03/02/2010 3:05:58 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 308+ views
    SNIPPET: "A senior Iranian military commander today announced that the Iranian Army is due to test-fire an optimized version of the country's 2,000-pound smart bomb, the Qassed (Messenger), in the near future. Iranian Air Force Commander Brig.-Gen. Hassan Shahsafi told the Fars news agency that early samples of the new version, called Qassed 2, will be tested in the near future." SNIPPET: "He also said that Qassed 1 has already been mass-produced and delivered to the Iranian Air Force."
  • GOP Scrambles For A Messenger

    06/09/2009 5:13:16 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 46 replies · 988+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 6/9/2009 | Kara Rowland
    The struggle to settle on a speaker for Monday's big congressional Republican fundraising dinner underscores the tough time the party is having finding national leaders to help them form a message and go head-to-head with President Obama. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich ended up headlining this year's Senate-House Republican dinner, capping an awkward back-and-forth in which Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's advisers in Washington initially agreed for her to deliver the keynote speech only to have her Alaska office later argue that she never committed. The party's former vice-presidential nominee was then reinvited to attend but told she could not speak...
  • Cell Motors Play Together (in symphony)

    03/02/2009 6:48:59 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 8 replies · 532+ views
    CEH ^ | Febraury 27, 2009
    Cell Motors Play Together Feb 27, 2009— If one molecular machine by itself is a wonder, what would you think of groups of them playing in concert?  Recent papers and news articles are claiming that’s what happens in living cells: molecular motors coordinate their efforts...
  • (Humor) New NASA Photo Reveals Mercury Space Pirate

    01/17/2008 9:31:27 AM PST · by Tanniker Smith · 22 replies · 409+ views
    Tanniker Smith via the Daily Mail ^ | 1/17/08 | Tanniker Smith
    Dramatic new pictures have revealed the unseen side of Mercury in detailed images taken from a Nasa spacecraft orbiting the planet. Astronomers saw firsthand the clear image of the Skull & Cross Bones of Mercury, a sure sign that Space Pirates have been to the planet closest to the Sun. "It all makes sense," says one astronomer, asking not to be named. "Mercury is poisonous, and the symbol represents poison. Mercury is known as Quicksilver, and Long John Silver was a pirate. Pirates wanted pieces of eight, and there are eight planets." The Space Pirates obviously didn't recognize Pluto as...
  • Spacecraft speeds by Mercury (within 124 miles)

    01/14/2008 1:19:17 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 114+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/14/08 | AP
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA's Messenger spacecraft sped within 124 miles of Mercury on Monday, putting it on a course that will have it orbiting the solar system's innermost planet in three more years. It was the first visit by a spacecraft to Mercury in three decades. The closest approach occurred a little after 2 p.m.; it took about 10 minutes for the radio signals to reach flight controllers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Md., who confirmed everything had gone according to plan. "I haven't seen so many smiles around this place for a long...
  • Spacecraft Beams Home New Images of Mercury (Nasa's Messenger)

    01/16/2008 6:49:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 16 replies · 227+ views on Yahoo ^ | 1/16/08 | Tariq Malik - ap
    Scientists are sifting through their first new views of the planet Mercury in more than three decades thanks to images beamed home by NASA's MESSENGER probe. The car-sized spacecraft zipped past Mercury in a Monday flyby and is relaying more than 1,200 new images and other data back to eager scientists on Earth. "Now it's time for the scientific payoff," MESSENGER principal investigator Sean Solomon of the Carnegie Institution of Washington told after the flyby. "It's just a complete mix of results that we're going to get." In one new image, released today, the planet's stark surface is shown...
  • NASA probe to fly past little, sun-baked Mercury (NASA's car-sized MESSENGER spacecraft)

    01/10/2008 2:18:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 202+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/10/08 | Will Dunham
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A NASA probe next week will become the first spacecraft in 33 years to fly by Mercury, a sojourn scientists hope will unlock the secrets of the small sun-baked planet. NASA's car-sized MESSENGER spacecraft is scheduled to zip about 124 miles above the cratered, rocky surface of the closest planet to the sun on Monday, part of a mission designed to place it into orbit around Mercury in 2011. "I think we're in for some big surprises," Faith Vilas, one of the scientists involved in the mission, told reporters during a conference call on Thursday. "You know...
  • Yahoo Email Down?

    07/22/2006 5:43:55 PM PDT · by aft_lizard · 46 replies · 861+ views
    july 22,2006 | me
    I have been attempting to check my email at Yahoo for the last few hours and have been unable to get into the mail, I can however login on the main page. This is really frustrating as this has been happening too much lately. No wonder Yahoo stocks are tanking.
  • Debate on alcohol use dominates [Southern Baptist Convention] resolutions report time

    06/15/2006 12:56:52 PM PDT · by Kahonek · 154 replies · 2,139+ views
    Baptist Press ^ | 06/15/06 | Tom Strode
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP)--Messengers to the 2006 Southern Baptist Convention adopted resolutions on such currently controversial topics as immigration and the environment June 14, but the debate time was dominated by an issue addressed repeatedly in the convention’s 161-year history -- alcohol. A lengthy debate on a recommendation concerning the use of alcoholic beverages consumed the Resolution Committee’s report in the morning session. In a departure from recent years, the committee needed the evening session to complete its report. When the back-and-forth on alcohol finally ended, the messengers passed with about a four-fifths majority a resolution not only opposing the manufacture...