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  1. smokebomb


    Mark your calendars for January 18th: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/nasa-spacex-rocket-emergency-test-falcon-9-crew-dragon-explosion-a9278196.html
  2. One possible theory on how Ghosn got out: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-50964040
  3. Even Einstein didn’t understand it, so don’t feel too bad: I can see the first real world application of this (probably still many moons out) in communication. Near-zero internet latency and instantaneous communication & control of spacecraft would be possibilities.
  4. They lost to every ranked team they played this season except for their win over #24 Okie State last week. They also lost to eventual 4-8 UCLA.
  5. I’d take a look at LEGO Boost: https://www.amazon.com/LEGO-Creative-17101-Educational-Award-Winning/dp/B072MK1PDV It is not as complex as Mindstorms but is a fun way to start off with programming and building robots. It is geared toward 7-12 year olds and if they really like it, you can move them onto the Mindstorms versions.
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    Sort of. It didn’t reach the correct orbit & now can’t dock with the space station: https://www.space.com/boeing-starliner-oft-fails-to-reach-correct-orbit.html Awesome pics though!
  7. Pre-ordered the Kindle version. Good luck!
  8. She is no 8. And apparently she hasn’t been paying her attorneys: https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/elizabeth-holmes-theranos-lawyers-cooley-llp-895633/
  9. No matter who wins between the Cards & Brewers, the wildcard game is in Washington.
  10. I had knee surgery to fix a torn meniscus as well as a calcium phosphate injection to address cartilage loss in February. The total bill for the 8 hour hospital stay & surgery was $120k. The medical center where the surgery was performed was a single $89k line item. The insurance company ended up paying $15k for the entire procedure while my portion was $2k. I realize I went to a highly rated surgeon but I don’t understand the pricing scheme at all.
  11. Looks like Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast & Jedi Academy are coming to the Switch. Outcast will be released on 9/24 while Academy sometime next year: https://www.cnet.com/news/two-of-the-best-star-wars-games-are-coming-to-nintendo-switch-and-ps4/
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