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5 Valid Reasons to Avoid the Manual Method to Convert OST to PST

Posted  September 15, 2017  by  Anonymous

An OST file (offline Outlook Data File) is a copy of the Exchange user mailbox. It makes offline working possible for Outlook users. However, these OST files are vulnerable to many issues. So, many administrators and end users are eager to convert OST files to PST format. When the Outlook is connected to the Exchange, … Continue reading 5 Valid Reasons to Avoid the Manual Method to Convert OST to PST

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“A Portrait of Noam Chomsky: A Great Mind in a Weak Soul”

Posted  September 15, 2017  by  Kathy Shaidle
“A Portrait of Noam Chomsky: A Great Mind in a Weak Soul”

Christopher DeGroot writes:In his younger days Chomsky spoke in that nasal voice that most intellectual men now display. For several decades his delivery has been soporifically flat, and at 88 he seems more and more like an old lady, though without the inner liveliness that old Jewish women often show. In his manner he has […]

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Study finds half of Canada's vertebrate wildlife species are in decline

Posted  September 15, 2017  by  Anonymous

caribou in nunavut

Half of Canada’s vertebrate wildlife species have experienced population declines in the past 40 years, according to an alarming new report from WWF-Canada. 

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Politico Revisits Kennedy’s Famous "We choose to go to the Moon" Speech

Posted  September 15, 2017  by  Chuck Black

          By Henry StewartOn the anniversary of president John F. Kennedy’s famous “Moon Speech” at Rice University on September 12th, 1962, a new generation of explorers, politicians and adventurers sat down in Washingto…

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While Reviewing Enbridge Pipeline for State of Michigan, Contractor Was on Enbridge Payroll

Posted  September 15, 2017  by  Anonymous

A contractor hired by the state of Michigan to independently review an aging oil pipeline running under the Great Lakes was simultaneously working for the pipeline company, documents obtained by DeSmog suggest. The documents contradict the contractor’s earlier claim that it had effectively stopped working for Enbridge once hired by Michigan.

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Why did the eclipse go west to east when the sun goes east to west? Quirks Question

Posted  September 15, 2017  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

The eclipse started on the west coast, and ended on the east coast – why?

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Three ways Neanderthals made glue from birch bark

Posted  September 15, 2017  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

Experimental archaeologists recreate Neanderthal glue made 200,000 years ago

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No amount of hurricane destruction can change some views on climate change

Posted  September 15, 2017  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

Neither Harvey nor Irma are likely to change America’s climate change attitudes

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Explainer: North Korea’s nukes, missiles and nuclear winter

Posted  September 15, 2017  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

North Korean nuclear threat could lead to long term climatic consequences

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Recipes for survival in a world with superintelligent artificial intelligence

Posted  September 15, 2017  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

The author talks about his book ‘Being human in the age of Artificial Intelligence’.

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How bacteria help cancer tumours fight chemotherapy

Posted  September 15, 2017  by  podcasting@cbc.ca

Cancer resists chemotherapy – with help from bacteria.

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The Ukrainian Space Agency Issues Press Release About the Lybid-1 & Building Rockets for Canada

Posted  September 14, 2017  by  Chuck Black

          By Chuck BlackThe press service of the State Space Agency of Ukraine (SSAU) has announced a meeting between SSAU head Pavlo Dehtiarenko and Canadian ambassador to the Ukraine Roman Waschuk on a topic of “mutual intere…

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Solutions To Fix Error – “Errors Have Been Detected In The File Xxx.Ost”

Posted  September 14, 2017  by  Anonymous

OST file, also known as ‘Offline Storage Table‘ file is a replica of the complete data in the mailbox of Outlook. There are situations when MS Outlook may throw errors and fail to open because of corrupted or deleted OST file. Reasons for OST file corruption may be incompatible Outlook add-ins, corruption in file system, … Continue reading Solutions To Fix Error – “Errors Have Been Detected In The File Xxx.Ost”

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RYERSON’S UNICORN AMONG HORSES REVIEWS

Posted  September 14, 2017  by  John Downing

RYERSONIANS HAVE UNIQUE HISTORYOften for a writer the subject wilts under examination. Back in the 1970s when I poked around in the history of Ryerson University, I was prepared for disappointment.But I found more gold than brass.I had come in 1955 to …

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How to repair cyclic redundancy check (crc) errors using native solutions

Posted  September 14, 2017  by  Anonymous

Ever encountered a condition while copying a file to a partition of hard disk, when a dialogue box is popped out like this. A CRC error is one such error that makes you helpless to transfer or access the data. This error can also occur when a new application file is installed in your hard … Continue reading How to repair cyclic redundancy check (crc) errors using native solutions

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“Who Can Afford to Write Like John McPhee?”

Posted  September 14, 2017  by  Kathy Shaidle
“Who Can Afford to Write Like John McPhee?”

Malcolm Harris writes:McPhee’s isn’t action painting; if he is painting at all, his brand of composition reminds me most of forgery: He doesn’t futilely attempt to recreate reality, but to mold something so full and alive that it would be hard to start a long and complicated disentangling from the actual. (…)The market’s role in […]

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My address is public. My mother is dead. Rape threats are so 2008.

Posted  September 14, 2017  by  Kathy Shaidle

I also own a gun.“Doxing” is such a laughable weapon.Try harder. More from my siteMark Vandermaas: Will free speechers miss Berkeley’s golden opportunity?Stieg Larsson and ‘anti-fascist’ assholeryHuman Rights Commission spying on bloggers againMark Steyn on “Obama’s bemoaning the rise of ‘fake news’ to, of all people, Rolling Stone’s Jann Wenner…”

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Solve ‘Oversized’ OST File issues in Outlook using Manual Tricks

Posted  September 14, 2017  by  Anonymous

Both OST and PST files hold importance to an Outlook user. Corruption in any of these will ultimately cause Outlook to suffer. OST file is a backup copy of data available in Exchange Server configured with Outlook with some predefined size limitations. The storage capacity of the file depends on the installed version of MS … Continue reading Solve ‘Oversized’ OST File issues in Outlook using Manual Tricks

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Joe Bob Briggs: “I worked at a newspaper in Dallas where we had tornadoes all the time”

Posted  September 14, 2017  by  Kathy Shaidle
Joe Bob Briggs: “I worked at a newspaper in Dallas where we had tornadoes all the time”

Joe Bob Briggs writes:I’ve often wondered how “It sounded like a freight train” got so embedded into the DNA of every Texan that people who have never even seen a freight train will still say it. People who have experienced freight trains only via Preston Sturges movies screened in gay bars will still say, “It […]

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Michael Barclay and CJR better not google “Auberon Waugh wine column”

Posted  September 14, 2017  by  Kathy Shaidle

THE TORONTO STAR, CANADA’S LARGEST PAPER, on Friday published a column suggesting wines to pair with films from previous years of the Toronto International Film Festival, which opened on September 7.But really? A wine pairing for 12 Years A Slave?Har!His secretary prepared forms we had to fill in as we went along and we would […]

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Bread Machine Pizza Dough

Posted  September 14, 2017  by  Anonymous

This Bread Machine Pizza Dough recipe is my go-to pizza dough recipe!  It’s easy to make, and so delicious! – – – – – Pizza night in our house is always very well received.  We often will order in, but our favourite kind of pizza is homemade pizza.  There’s really no better kind of pizza than one you make yourself with all of your favourite toppings and ALL THE CHEESE.  But the best part of a homemade pizza, I think, is the crust. For years I have been making homemade pizza dough using my bread machine.  I love being able to add all of the ingredients to one container, and in an hour and a half, I have a home made ball of pizza dough to work with.  Homemade dough is especially great because you make it into any shape that you like…I like to make hearts for Valentine’s Day and ghosts for Halloween.  So fun. So easy.  If you’ve got a bread machine, you need to try this simple and delicious pizza dough recipe. Bread Machine Pizza Dough 1 cup water 1 tsp salt 1 tbsp sugar 2 3/4 cup all purpose flour 1 1/4 tsp bread machine yeast […]

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Canadians, Please Step Away From The Chip Wagons

Posted  September 14, 2017  by  Yoni Freedhoff

My office’s local chip wagon (for Americans, think of a food truck, but where fries is their dedicated specialty) is a case study as to why trans-fats need to be regulated out of the food supply.

Walking by the truck with Dr. Aric Sudicky we noticed outside of it, were empty fryer oil buckets. The buckets were a perfect size to brine a turkey and so I asked if I could have one. Kindly, the chip wagon folks said, “sure“, and so we grabbed one.

When we saw its trans-fat content our jaws dropped.

It contained 1.9g of trans-fat in every 9.2g of deep fryer shortening.

A quick spin online found us an article that reported that 17.1% of the weight of a french fry came from its absorbed fryer oil.

A purchase of a large fries, a kitchen scale, and a smidgen of math later and it turns out that there are a staggering 20.5g of trans-fat in a large serving of our chip wagon’s fries.

Here’s the video we shot to help put all of this in perspective.

Non-naturally occurring trans-fats, according to the head of Health Canada’s trans-fat task force (and everyone really), are a toxin unsafe in any amount, and 20.5g? Well that’s the equivalent amount found in 11.4 teaspoons of the most trans-fat laden stick margarine we could find in the supermarket, the No Frills No Name All Vegetable Shortening which according to its package packed 3.5g of trans fat into every 2 teaspoons.

Now Health Canada had promised back in 2007 to regulate trans-fat out of the food supply if voluntary measures failed, and despite those measures’ epic failure, for inexplicable reasons, regulation never happened.

The good news though is that I have it on good authority that Health Canada will be moving imminently on the trans-fat file. Given people have literally died waiting for them, their announcement can’t come too soon.

[Interesting short side note: When looking up the margarine’s trans-fat content online (I was looking for better photos than the one that had been shared with me), I found that No Frills’ No Name All Vegetable Shortening was reported to only contain 0.1g of trans-fat per 2 teaspoons (as opposed to the actual label’s reported 3.5).

Seemed really odd until I also noticed, in a very faint and difficult to read font (that’s it in the hard to read light grey at the bottom) the line,

“The values stated are approximate and may not be fully representational of this products (sic) vitamins, minerals, and ingredients”

. Um…WTF?]

[And lastly, huge thanks to Dr. Aric Sudicky who shot and edited the video. Aric is a resident finishing up his last year of training and is spending the month with me. You can follow Aric on Twitter, and he’s much more active on Instagram than me (I’m old).]

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Oh, THAT “gay agenda”…

Posted  September 13, 2017  by  Kathy Shaidle

I will gladly sow gender confusion in kids. It’s my duty to.(via SDA) More from my site“Africans vs. African-Americans in Minneapolis: Somali Cop’s Black Neighbor Not Surprised By Shooting”Oh, THAT ‘gay agenda’!Oh, THAT gay agenda!Are there still 70,000 Americans with guts out there?

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“Memento Mori: How a skull on your desk will change your life”

Posted  September 13, 2017  by  Kathy Shaidle
“Memento Mori: How a skull on your desk will change your life”

Yep, I had one for years (albeit a Mexican folk art thing) but just don’t have room now.Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble writes:Focusing on your death may seem morbid, unhealthy, disturbing, and perhaps even diabolical. And in some cases it can become so. Death in itself is an evil. Saint Augustine wrote that death is “the […]

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Will Trump fire “Mad Dog” Mattis for not saying “radical Islamic extremism”?

Posted  September 13, 2017  by  Kathy Shaidle
Will Trump fire “Mad Dog” Mattis for not saying “radical Islamic extremism”?

Guess not, since he didn’t mention it yesterday himself, as Mark Steyn writes:…for the first time since we launched SteynOnline in 2002, we did not re-post material from September 11th 2001 and the days that followed. (…)As I mentioned yesterday, the President forbore to mention Islam at all: Instead, we were attacked by “horrible, horrible […]

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BC “NDP and Greens celebrate a stunning political power play” as ex-Liberal Darryl Plecas takes speaker’s job

Posted  September 13, 2017  by  Counterweights Editors

You may not care much about Premier John Horgan’s government’s “first update on BC budget” — like finance minister Carole James herself.  You may also be thinking, like us, that the intriguing new NDP-Green alliance in BC provincial politics still looks too insecure to be of much broader Canadian significance. We can only say we […]

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Newsweek Gives Cato Institute Climate Denier A Platform

Posted  September 12, 2017  by  Farron Cousins

In the last 30 days, the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean have played host to four hurricanes, three of which reached category 3 or higher, with Hurricane Irma claiming the title as the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean.

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One day all the Boomers will be dead. One day…

Posted  September 12, 2017  by  Kathy Shaidle
One day all the Boomers will be dead. One day…

Just as [Joyce Maynard] dropped the depth charge of her mother’s quasi-incest into an early chapter of At Home in the World yet expected readers to stay focused on the fact that J. D. Salinger was a bad boyfriend, The Best of Us tucks a whopper into an opening chapter. At age 55, her children […]

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Where Are Canada’s Missing Electric Cars?

Posted  September 12, 2017  by  Anonymous
Canada's missing electric vehicles

The race is on for electric vehicle supremacy.

Last week, China — the world’s second largest economy and consumer of about one-third of new cars — announced it will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, in a move that is expected to accelerate the global push into the electric car market.

China joins Norway, France and the U.K. in announcing plans to phase out vehicles with internal combustion engines.

Goldman Sachs recently estimated that electric vehicles will make up 32 per cent of global auto sales by 2040.

So, as the world moves toward the rapid adoption of electric vehicles, where is Canada in all of this?

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Washington Post: Exxon, Koch, and Big Coal Cash Begat Trump Climate Denial

Posted  September 12, 2017  by  guest

By Kert Davies, crossposted from Climate Investigations Center

Q: What does spending tens of millions of dollars supporting climate denial organizations over a twenty year period buy you?

A: Donald Trump, abdication of U.S. leadership on climate and increased risk of damage from climate change.

The Washington Post’s Bob O’Harrow just penned the most complete treatment to date on what has happened over the past year and the past twenty years starting in 1997, resulting in the June 2017 Rose Garden party to ditch the Paris Climate Agreement. This story contains a sequence of key events and history, ending in the Trump White House.

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“John Derbyshire Tries To Read Genius T. Coates’s Latest Blackety-Black Effusion, Falls Asleep”

Posted  September 12, 2017  by  Kathy Shaidle
“John Derbyshire Tries To Read Genius T. Coates’s Latest Blackety-Black Effusion, Falls Asleep”

Derb:Look: I’m no stranger to hard-to-read stuff. When I was a college student I read all the novels of Jean-Paul Sartre, just because everyone else was reading them. For academic purposes—by way of getting a degree, I mean—I read Riesz and Szőkefalvi-Nagy’s Functional Analysis, Kant’s Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysic, and the first 56 chapters […]

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Bumpkinry: This “American Thinker” column by Ed Lasky is why conservatives can’t have nice things

Posted  September 12, 2017  by  Kathy Shaidle
Bumpkinry: This “American Thinker” column by Ed Lasky is why conservatives can’t have nice things

I clicked on “How to Dry Up Hollywood Funding for Democrats” — how could you not? — with some degree of anticipation.Oh dear.Ed Lasky is absolutely right about a lot of stuff we’ve all known for decades.But that “how” in the column title peaked my interest. Maybe Lasky is some kind of Hollywood semi-insider, a […]

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Today in our bulging “America vows to pick its own damn cotton next time” files…

Posted  September 12, 2017  by  Kathy Shaidle
Today in our bulging “America vows to pick its own damn cotton next time” files…

David Cole on apparently the most “racist” cartoon ever this week…It’s racist because the black child is “small” compared with the adult. Seriously, I ought to be hardened enough by now that it shouldn’t bother me that a college professor thinks it’s racist to portray a black child as being smaller than an adult. But […]

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Mark Steyn: “We run around fighting for worthless bits of barren sod like Helmand province in Afghanistan…”

Posted  September 12, 2017  by  Kathy Shaidle

“… while surrendering day by day some of the most valuable real estate on the planet, such as France and Sweden.” More from my siteMark Vandermaas: Will free speechers miss Berkeley’s golden opportunity?Mark Steyn wonders why Obama lectured Africa on gay rights — but not IranDavid Suzuki repeats assertion that ‘climate deniers’ should be jailedSweden: […]

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New FCC Rules a Defeat for SpaceX, But May Signal Opportunity for OneWeb & Telesat

Posted  September 11, 2017  by  Chuck Black
          By Chuck Black

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has released its proposed updates to the rules for non-geostationary-satellite orbit (NGSO) fixed-satellite service constellations and reasonably expects that the new rules will be adapted by majority vote at the next open FCC meeting, currently scheduled for September 26th, 2017.

An overview of Musk’s plan. As outlined in the November 17th, 2016 International Business Times post, “Space invader Elon Musk to swarm Earth with 4,425-strong army of superfast internet satellites,” the eccentric entrepreneur and Tony Stark doppelganger has asked the FCC for approval to launch thousands of satellites into low Earth orbit. And he’s not the only one. As outlined in the November 20th, 2016 post, “SpaceX, Telesat & Kepler Just Three of the Dozen Satellite Constellations Currently on the FCC Table,” there are quite a few others. Screenshot c/o IBT.

But those updates, posted online as the September 7th, 2017 FCC Fact Sheet, “Updating Rules for Non-Geostationary-Satellite Orbit Fixed-Satellite Service Constellations; Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, IB Docket No. 16-408,” could mark a major defeat for Hawthorne, CA based SpaceX, which intends to launch several thousand satellites into orbit over the next several years.

On the other hand, those same rules could also signal opportunity for UK based OneWeb and Ottawa based Telesat, who are hoping to do much the same.

As outlined in the September 8th, 2017 Telecom, Media and Finance (TMF) Associates blog post, “Me first, no me…,” the key text on the geographic scope of the FCC’s in-line interference avoidance rule, that requires the spectrum to be shared equally between NGSO systems when their satellites are aligned with one another, marks “a major defeat for SpaceX,” because the FCC will need to defer to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), an international body which uses a “first-come, first-served” coordination procedure and allows for non-US satellite systems operating outside the US to take precedence in some cases.

According to the FCC Fact Sheet:

While SpaceX argues that it (the FCC) should govern such operations worldwide, a grant of market access typically considers radio frequency operations only within the United States. 

Sharing between systems of different administrations internationally is subject to coordination under Article 9 of the ITU Radio Regulations. We believe this international regime is the appropriate forum to consider NGSO FSS radio frequency operations that fall outside the scope of a grant of U.S. market access. Because ITU coordination procedures do not apply between two U.S. systems, our coordination trigger of ΔT/T of 6 percent will govern such operations both within and outside the United States.

In essence, since OneWeb is licensed by the UK and Telesat by Canada, and those nations have domestic priority over their airspace through the ITU, SpaceX will have to operate on a “non-interference basis” with respect to these systems outside of the US when it comes to deciding how to deal with any potential constellation interference.

If the competition launches first, they might even end up with priority, under the proposed rules. The FCC changes are also expected to benefit satellite networks backed by SES Networks’ O3b and Space Norway, whose constellations are not intended to provide all-US coverage.

Of course, SpaceX doesn’t like the plan.

According to the TMF post, the proposed ruling “represents a big problem for SpaceX, which needs to find another line of business outside of launch to justify its latest $21Bln US ($25.4Bln CDN) valuation.”

The ruling could even “force SpaceX to completely reconsider its strategic approach to its proposed Low Earth Orbit broadband constellation.”

As outlined in the September 11th, 2017 Teslarati post, “SpaceX’s internet satellite strategy faces possible setback after FCC decision,”  SpaceX had specifically “requested that the FCC apply their non-interference rules for lower orbit communications satellites to internet constellations operating both inside and outside the physical United States,” and is quite disappointed that the FCC has decided not to do so.

Teslarati is the Tesla Motors blog, another firm controlled by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, so it presumably knows what it’s talking about.

On the other hand, as outlined in the September 8th, 2017 Space Intel Report post, “U.S. regulators propose to relax satellite constellation in-service, coverage rules,” there are a least a few FCC rule changes which are expected to assist the SpaceX program.

The lowering of the proposed in-service requirements to 50% of the proposed constellation within six years will benefit all satellite constellation operators, except perhaps OneWeb. The current rules require complete deployment within six years and OneWeb is on track to make this milestone.

Other proposed FCC changes also enjoy broad support.

As for Telesat, the TMF post claims that the company is sitting pretty and will “wait until next summer before deciding how to move forward, presumably expecting to have a wide variety of suitors once its ITU priority status is recognized.”

OneWeb also has a Canadian connection. As outlined in the May 3rd, 2016 post, “OneWeb Goes to Gatineau,” the company has partnered by Richmond, BC based MacDonald Dettwiler (MDA) and applied to the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to provide broadband access to remote Canadian communities, using its satellite network.

As for TMF, the company is, at least according to it’s website, a “consulting and research firm based in Menlo Park, CA. We focus on business planning, technical analysis, financial and spectrum valuations and expert witness services in the satellite and telecom sectors and have particular expertise in mobile satellite services (MSS), where we have worked for almost all of the leading operators over the last decade.

As the old saying goes, sometimes it’s hard to tell the players without a scorecard.

Chuck Black.
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Long Running Cassini Spacecraft Prepares For A Fiery Farewell In Saturn’s Atmosphere

Posted  September 11, 2017  by  Chuck Black
          From the Space Age Publishing Company

The sensational Cassini spacecraft is set for its grand finale plunge into Saturn starting 04:37 am EDT on Friday, September 15th. Final communication and craft disintegration is expected to occur 1,510 km above Saturn cloud tops at 07:54 am.

As outlined in the September 8th, 2017 NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory video post, “NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft: A Journey’s End,” the epic, thirteen year Cassini mission to Saturn is coming to a close. On Sept. 15, the spacecraft “will make a planned plunge into the atmosphere of Saturn in order to protect pristine icy moons that warrant future exploration.” Screenshot c/o JPL.

Cassini data will continue to provide revolutionary insight into Saturn, its complex rings, magnetic environment, giant storms, Solar System evolution and moons Enceladus with its icy jets and Titan liquid ethane and methane lakes and seas.

Launched together with Cassini on October 15th, 1997 the Huygens probe provided the first close up images of Titan and is the only landing accomplished in outer Solar System.

A joint effort of NASA, the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Italian Space Agency, the development of Cassini began in 1980s and thousands of people have contributed, many dedicating most of their careers to the significant mission.

Contributors include (TL-R) Program Secretary Karen Chan, Project Scientist Linda Spilker, Program Manager Earl Maize, and Propulsion Engineer Todd Barber.

As Cassini winds down, the NASA New Horizons spacecraft is expected to wake up on September 11th, 2017 for tests and instrument checks prior to its upcoming encounter with Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) 2017 MU69 at 12,500 km or closer on January 1st, 2019.

Recent observations indicate the KBO, discovered in June 2014 about 44 astronomical units (AU) from the Sun, could be a primordial 4-billion year old binary object with two lobes of diameters 20 and 18 km. New Horizons has the potential to observe around 20 other KBOs if the mission is extended further.

According to principal investigator Alan Stern (BL), “new exploration awaits us and promises a scientific bonanza for the flyby.”

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This story was originally published in the September 11-17, 2017 online edition of the Space Calendar Weekly (Vol 36, No 37).

The Space Age Publishing Company, publishes the Lunar Enterprise Daily and Space Calendar weekly. It operates offices on Hawai‘i Island, Hawaii and in Palo Alto, California. The Commercial Space blog exchanges banners, and sometimes stories, with them. 

For more, check out the best space calendar in existence at the Space Age Publishing Company…

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Watch Movie Online Wonder Woman (2017)

Posted  September 11, 2017  by  Ben Jervey

There’s a war being waged against electric cars, the frontlines of which are dug in on Facebook feeds and embedded Youtube videos. The ammunition, supplied by the Koch brothers and their most loyal, PR savvy affiliates, are talking points meant to sow doubt in the minds of American drivers about the quality, costs, reliability, and even environmental-friendliness of electric cars. Though many automotive experts—including some Big Oil majors—see the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) as inevitable, this war is being waged to keep the gas-guzzling internal combustion engine king for as long as possible. They are fighting to keep oil demand high enough to justify drilling, refining, and selling petroleum.

In the face of this war, Plug-In America, the country’s leading EV advocacy organization, and its partners are organizing the seventh annual National Drive Electric Week. And in the context of these PR attacks, this year’s week long event—running from September 9-17th—might be more important than ever.

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Hey, who wants to have a four-hour conversation about “The Running Man” (1987)?

Posted  September 11, 2017  by  Kathy Shaidle

The Projection Booth:Andrew Nette and Aaron Peterson join Mike to discuss the film, its odd production history, and the resonance to today’s world. We also discuss the work of Robert Sheckley and his influence on “people hunting people” films including The Million Game, The Price of Peril, The Tenth Victim and Freejack.BONUS: More from my […]

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Jim Goad: “The Plot to Kill Maxine Waters”

Posted  September 11, 2017  by  Kathy Shaidle
Jim Goad: “The Plot to Kill Maxine Waters”

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Unbelievable Grade One Snack List Highlights Unhealthy Social Norms

Posted  September 11, 2017  by  Yoni Freedhoff

Thanks to nutritional biochemist Dr. Dylan MacKay (following him on Twitter is well worth it) for sharing the handout his 6 year old daughter’s school sent home to parents to provide them with examples of peanut free snacks that their kids could bring.

The list is unbelievable. In part it’s difficult to believe that a school would suggest these options, but more, it’s difficult to believe that whoever put this together didn’t take a minute to pause and consider what they were writing.

That they didn’t doesn’t speak to their lack of intellect, competence, or caring, but rather speaks to just how normal it has become to rely on ultra-processed junk to feed our children. Plainly put, people tend not to question or scrutinize social norms.

Here’s the list transcribed

Cookies and Crackers

Dare: Wagon wheels, Bear paws, Vinta crackers, Grissol breads
Christie: If no peanut/nut warning on pkg then safe. Chips Ahoy, Oreos, Animal Crackers, Ritz, Stoned Wheat Thins, Triscuit, Premium Plus
Peek Freans: Shortbread, Creme-Filled, Digestive Cookies
Kellogg’s: Rice Krispie squares (except for peanut type), Nutri-grain bars, Pop Tarts, Special K bars
President’s Choice: Various cookies and crackers, Granola bars, Rice Crispie squares, animal crackers, fruit snacks
Pepperidge Farms: Goldfish crackers (various flavors)
Betty Crocker/General Mills: Fruit snacks, fruit roll-up, Dunkaroos

Chips

Old Dutch: All flavors, popcorn twists, pretzels, taco chips
Frito/Lays: All flavors, tortilla, taco chips, cheezies
Pringles: All flavors
Hawkins: Cheezies

Yogurt: Most yogurts are safe except those that contain Muesli

Puddings: Jello, Magic moments, Superstore brands are all safe, Fruit cups and applesauces

Candy/Chocolates

Dare Candy: all Dare candy made in a peanut/nut free facility
Wonka Candy: Sweet tarts, Nerds, Gobstoppers
Hershey’s: *some products have peanut free symbol, Twizzlers, Nibs, Tootsie rolls, Kisses (read label for safe flavors), treat size bars
Nestle: Aero, Kit Kat, Coffee Crisp, Mirage, Mint Aero, Smarties, also treat size bars (seasonal or special shaped (heart, or ball) treats may not be safe)
Effem: *Mars bars with peanut free symbol, Skittles
Trebor-Allan: Various candy, Laces, Big foot, Hot lips, Lollipops
Vadeboncoeur: #peanut free symbol. Variety of chocolates

And then, as an afterthought, outside the main list iat the very bottom of the page, is this non-highlighted single line,

“Fruits and Vegetables are healthy choices and are also peanut free”

Hopefully, moving forward, the school will utilize the revised version that Dylan mocked up for them, and if your kid’s school sends you a similar list, free free to share it with them as well.

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