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September 24, 2019

Black Spots on Jupiter

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From SpaceTelescope:

Astronomers were using the Hubble Space Telescope to monitor changes in Jupiter's immense Great Red Spot during a storm.

On April 21, 2014, the shadow of the Jovian moon Ganymede swept across the center of the Great Red Spot, giving the giant planet the uncanny appearance of having a pupil in the center of a 10,000 mile-wide eye.

For reference, the diameter of the Earth is 7,900 miles.

Below,

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a photo of the shadow of Io, the innermost of Jupiter's four Galilean moons (the others are Europa, Callisto, and Ganymede), taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft on September 11, 2019.

September 24, 2019 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

The 100 Best Books of the 21st Century

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How many have you read?

Me: 23 (I started and abandoned four others).

[via the Guardian]

September 24, 2019 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (3)

Air Quality Index

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Res ipsa loquitur.

You want it spelled out?

Your wish is my demand:

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September 24, 2019 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

15 years of Apple screens: how big is big enough?

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1) 2004 iPod Mini: 1.67" monochrome LCD screen

2) 2005 iPod Nano: 1.5" color LCD screen

    2012 iPod Nano: 2.5" color LCD screen

3) 2007 iPhone: 3.5" color LCD screen

4) 2018/2019 Watch Series 4/5: 1.73" color OLED screen

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What goes around comes around.

September 24, 2019 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Predator Thronos Air Gaming Chair

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From the Verge:

Acer unveiled its crazy Thronos gaming chair at IFA last year, and it's back this year in a less motorized version.

The Predator Thronos Air is designed to be a little more affordable compared to the $20,000 original.

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It ditches the automatic motorized monitor arm in favor of a manually adjustable one, but it keeps the same giant steel structure that supports up to three displays to encase you.

The changes bring the price down to $13,999, which is still an incredible amount of money to spend on a gaming chair.

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The desk included with the chair still features an adjustable keyboard and mouse tray, and a foot rest for keeping your feet elevated.

You'll still need to kit this thing out with three monitors, a gaming PC, and a webcam above the middle monitor so you can show the world what you paid for.

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It'll be available in Q4 across Europe and North America.

Apply within.

September 24, 2019 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

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