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July 16, 2019

New York City last Saturday night

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At 6:47 p.m. the power went out on Manhattan's upper West Side.

Some 72,000 Con Ed customers remained in the dark until late into the night.

The cause remains unknown.

[via the New York Times]

July 16, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

My Patreon is just as successful on my phone as it is on my computer


As Billy Preston put it in 1974, "Nothin' from nothin' leaves nothin'."

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nuf sed*

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*still my rap name (since last century)

July 16, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

NASA maps 4,000 exoplanets by year of discovery

From futurism

NASA just dropped an astonishingly elaborate map of more than 4,000 exoplanets known to exist outside our Solar System, which takes the form of a video (above) that shows how many exoplanets we've discovered each year since 1991.

Exoplanets are not only interesting to us because they orbit a different star, but also because they have the potential to harbor life.

It's an impressive visualization of the exponential rate at which we're discovering outside worlds many light-years away.

That's in part thanks to the Kepler Space Telescope, NASA's now-retired orbital imaging craft that searched the far reaches of deep space for exoplanets after it launched in 2009.

While Kepler had to be retired last year, other satellites and space telescopes have picked up where it left off, including NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, which recently spotted its smallest exoplanet ever.

July 16, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

If you think you are too small to make a difference...

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... you haven't spent the night with a mosquito.—African proverb

Above, by the cash register at Teranga, a West African restaurant in East Harlem in New York City.

July 16, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Are you a sleep talker? There's an app for that

"Do you talk in your sleep? Are you sure? Now you can find out!"


"Over 1,500,000 downloads and an average rating of 4.5/5."


Still not convinced?

"Listen to what people around the world have to say in their sleep": Sleep Talk Toplist.

Free,* the way we like it.

*In-app purchases

July 16, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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