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You really think we'd see much? They both seem pretty monochromatic.

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Score hidden · 12 minutes ago

Neptune had a decent amount going on when Voyager swung by. And I've read that Uranus was in the most boring part of its year during the flybys, so it's probably a lot more interesting looking right now.

Oh, and Neptune's moon Triton is super interesting. It's believed to be a Kupier Belt object like Pluto, but because it's orbiting a planet, it's more practical (though still complicated) to stop a spacecraft there to orbit and maybe even drop a lander compared to Pluto or any KBO in solar orbit.

2.9k points · 3 hours ago · edited 2 hours ago

Congratulations to JAXA! (Japanese space agency). This is actually the first time we've successfully landed rovers on an asteroid.

Hayabusa2 is such a cool mission. It has loads of seperate components

  • The mothership (for taking samples of the asteroid)

  • Sample return capsule for sending said samples back to Earth in 2020, equipped with a heat shield and parachute

  • MINERVA-II1a & b - two small rovers with panoramic cameras and temperature sensors (landed yesterday). Locomotion via hopping

  • MINERVA-II2 - larger rover, due to land next year. Locomotion via rolling. Because they are solar powered the three MINERVA-II rovers have a theoretically indefinite lifespan, they are also autonomous and decide where/when they want to go by themselves

  • MASCOT - French-German lander, with more scientific instruments, due to land in October. Can hop, but only once. With no solar panels, its lifespan is limited by the capacity of its battery, which is 16 hours.

  • Explosive charge- used to blow a crater into the asteroid to expose subsurface material not altered by the sun (next year). Hayabusa2 will collect a sample from within the crater, and deploy MINERVA-II2 at the same time.

  • Remote camera probe to film the explosion caused by the explosive charge, whilst the mothership hides safely behind the other side of the asteroid.

Lots more surface pictures will be coming back over the next few days as the rovers hop around and explore this miniscule world.

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Score hidden · 20 minutes ago

they are also autonomous and decide where/when they want to go by themselves

Is this because asteroids tumble or something and it would be hard to keep in radio contact?

3.3k points · 6 hours ago · edited 3 hours ago

I was told in an elephant sanctuary in Asia they don't like their faces being touched

Edit: This is the sanctuary I am referencing. The woman who runs it Lek is doing some really great work

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They do like ear scritches, right? I don’t think I can handle a world where elephants don’t like war scritches.

2 points · 2 hours ago

Seriously. Sous vide steaks are good and all (and a great value) but either everyone in this thread has a salamander at home or they’ve never had a really good restaurant steak.

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The bigger thing is the meat quality, IMO. Steak from the butcher cooked sv with reverse sear comes pretty damn close imo.

For people who do want to just start basic with something you just have to buy 1 thing or maybe 2 and then the next time maybe you have to get one more. Most of the stuff keeps almost forever(vinegars,sauces etc.) and eventually you have built up a good arsenal.My problem is I keep expanding and dont have the space, just realized yesterday I have 9 different vinegars and 8 mustards, wtf!This is what I do for most cuisines but Asian just has so many specific ingredients and I have an awesome Asian market that I love to shop at so I have more for that than anything.

But I also order Chinese just because its different than what I make and I still like it.

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I know the feeling on space. My spice cabinet filled up long ago. And I’m about out of room on my spice counter...

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17 points · 1 hour ago

Correct me if I'm wrong, but alcohol and benzos are the only drugs from which you can die due to withdrawal.

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6 points · 1 hour ago

Barbiturates too, but they’re not common these days.

Score hidden · 4 hours ago

In spite of being a terrible justice who barely does his job.

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Score hidden · 2 hours ago

I’m no Clarence Thomas fan by any stretch, but he’s completely correct that oral arguments are just theater. The justices and their clerks have read the briefs and supporting materials. They know how they’re going to vote. It would be absurd to rely on an oral presentation to determine ones ruling instead of the actual law that has been presented.

23 points · 21 hours ago · edited 21 hours ago

Maybe it's living in New York, but I find the NYT way more relevant as a resident than I otherwise would somewhere else in the country.

So if you live in New York then definitely pay, they have amazing articles and editorials, and the Sunday paper is worth it.

Subscribe anyway, it’s quality journalism.

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5 points · 17 hours ago

And on the converse, if you still live somewhere with a local newspaper that hasn't gone to shit support it. Local papers are struggling.

590 points · 1 day ago

NYT does not fuck around

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2 points · 17 hours ago

Journalists as a whole don't fuck around. Just don't confuse bloggers, talking heads, and other "media figures" with real journalists.

1.4k points · 21 hours ago

We didn't get summer this year.

We were covered in BC's fucking smoke for 2 months and then this shit.

To the non-edmontonians: it actually started snowing LAST week

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7 points · 18 hours ago

You know there are parts of the planet that are habitable to live in, right?

cant move. frozen solid

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Well, the rest of us are on it. You may be in prime real estate in 50 years assuming you're not near an ocean.

Stats are as legitimate as people think they are. I happen to think it has some merit. How much? Dammed if I know, but an amount more than zero.

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5 points · 18 hours ago

Yea, it's probably not the best stat, but that's a number that should always be above zero. Points don't come in negatives.

Anecdote: In the quest to bike every bike path in my state, I did the ones in the MS-13 gang areas at 6 AM on a Sunday morning.

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14 points · 18 hours ago

That's probably the best time. Murderers don't tend to be the "early to bed, early to rise" types

Most of my favorites are already mentioned here, but I'd like to recommend ESPN's 30 for 30 podcast. Even if you're not into watching sports, the stories are fantastic.

2 points · 22 hours ago

Thanks for the response. Hopefully I’ll remember this podcast when I finish the series (which could take a bit). I like to deep dive once I’ve read a book/series to fill in on what I missed on my read through.

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3 points · 19 hours ago

Also come hang out in /r/wot after you finish. We do pretty well about spoiler tags, but I still wouldn't risk it until you finish.

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111 points · 1 day ago · edited 1 day ago

Invicta, Baz Battles, Kings&Generals, and Historia civillis.

The best though isnt on youtube and thats the hardcore history podcast. King of Kings is free amx honestly the BEST series imo. No where else goes into such depth and interesting detail of the invention of empire. (Assyrians & Persian empires) ancient history to even the ancients.

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Countdown to Armageddon is my favorite, but they're all fantastic.

271 points · 1 day ago · edited 20 hours ago

Not YouTube but the history of Rome podcast by Mike Duncan is absolutely fantastic. 170ish 20-30 minute episodes take you from Romulus and Remus in detail through about **476 AD - the soft end of the empire Edit: ends 476 AD not 410. I was not the best student of the Empire’s whimpering fade out. Scipio ruled

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3 points · 20 hours ago

Anyone interested, don't worry that the first few episodes aren't great. It takes him a bit to get his stride, plus super early Roman "history" is basically myths. But once he gets to the Samnite War or so, it really hits its stride.

213 points · 1 day ago

Not naive per se. Madison wrote about the evils of “faction” in the Federalist Papers.

The assumptions were that the people in each district would be diverse enough that no faction would have guaranteed control.

Essentially, the idea was that districts should be drawn in such a way that no particular faction could get guaranteed control, and if they do, redraw the district.

And that would mean that the groups would have to come to a common agreement to proceed on things, essentially pushing the fringe crazies out.

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2 points · 20 hours ago

I think it's just more that they thought geography would be a bigger factor. Like state congressional delegations voting together against other states. Which isn't what happened at all.

514 points · 1 day ago

Just eliminate identifying party membership on the ballots. The voter who wants to straight ticket vote for their party and can't be bothered to learn what party their candidates are in should be discouraged.

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Except that a candidate's choice of party says a lot about what they'll do when in office. Sure it's not perfect, but even someone that tends to break party ranks is still going to vote with the party most of the time. Eliminating party affiliation will just make normal people less likely to vote the whole ticket.

It would also benefit Republicans, which some of y'all may not consider a good thing.

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not every mistake constitutes gross negligence or injustice. sometimes mistakes are just mistakes.

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You still get sued for "mistakes" when they cause damages to others. And that's not remotely unique to America.

11 points · 1 day ago

That's like suing a gun company for someone being so dumb to accidentally shoot themselves.

It's use on your own risk. Stop always trying to forward the responsibility.

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Not in the least. It would be like suing a gun manufacturer if they released a flawed gun that blows up in your hands. Which is exactly what would happen.

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5 points · 1 day ago

If you're in the US, you can get one, but the tank gun will be classified as a destructive device, and you'll need a lot of paperwork to transfer one.

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Derp. You're right. I was thinking the .50 cal thing was a hard ban for breech loaders not just requiring a stamp.

13 points · 1 day ago

I think Michael Cohen's previous occupation could be described as "lawyer as a side gig"

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7 points · 1 day ago

If stepdad went to Cooley, a lot of things start to make sense.

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I legitimately did not know this. How can an individual tell?

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2 points · 22 hours ago

You can order the data from your state's election division, usually under the secretary of state. In my state, it's $50 for a district and $250 for the state. It contains a field saying when you last voted and what the last primary ballot you pulled was. So by tracking that over time Votebuilder and others have your voting history going back quite a while.

If you're curious about your history, the best bet is to track down a candidate for public office or a campaign worker/volunteer, who can look you up.

1 point · 1 day ago

It can happen. All it takes is for your state to pass a law.

And then you will see the federal government pass a law to override it. You forget that you live in a country that pretty much is ruled by the rich. And they pretty much don't care about the issues of digital voting.

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The federal government is very limited when it comes to regulating how states administer elections.

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You don't have to blow up a giant asteroid. You just have to nudge it from it's path. Japan landed 2 rovers on an asteroid yesterday.

You need tug boats of sorts. They don't even have to be manned. At the end of the day it's a mathematical question. How much thrust is needed to make the asteroid in question move away from Earth's path.

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2 points · 1 day ago

Japan landed 2 rovers on an asteroid yesterday

Wait, what? How isn't that all over everything?

7 points · 1 day ago

It's heavily based on the A330/neo though, otherwise it would not be economically feasible.

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6 points · 1 day ago

Also, spreading out production gives Airbus a lot more political influence than if they made the planes all in one location.

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25 points · 1 day ago

Toaster ovens make all cooled-down pizza good again.

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1 point · 1 day ago

Old recipe Dominos was better after being refrigerated and toaster ovened than fresh.

0 points · 1 day ago

I mean, I've definitely found the tv remote in the fridge. I blame marijuana.

Given enough time and determination I am sure we could do to bears what we did to wolves. I think the reason that we don’t try anymore is because we can fight against an angry rebellious wolf that doesn’t want to listen to domestication efforts a hell of a lot better than a bear.

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7 points · 1 day ago

Don't the science people now think that dogs sort of self-domesticated? Like, the friendly ones that didn't eat people could get closer to people and eat our trash. Then some early human discovered belly rubs and now we have dogs. (The last sentence is a bit of a simplification)

77 points · 1 day ago

That's cool thanks, not something we get over here. similar to porridge.

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2 points · 1 day ago

Sort of. But delicious. Especially when properly made with lots of love and lots of butter.

24 points · 1 day ago

Was about to say this looks like Waffle House and that shit is bomb

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6 points · 1 day ago

Yea. It’s hard to tell grits quality from a picture, but this looks ok at worst and could be legitimately good

COBOL jobs are out there. They are mostly maintaining legacy code in production environments though.

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8 points · 1 day ago

And apparently pay bank since there aren’t many cobol devs left.

637 points · 1 day ago

Really? idk why, but I wasn’t expecting python to be that high

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2 points · 1 day ago

I’m assuming this is a relatively broad sample, not just developers. If you just need to write some code to analyze some data or automate a thing or the like, python is fantastic.

-9 points · 1 day ago · edited 1 day ago

I don't get how people can change their mind on this issue when we have seen almost no real fallout from the events. The economy didn't 'crash', we didn't start lynch mobbing migrants and all the other crap the fear campaign said.

Also do we truly believe the EU would welcome us back with open arms? Like "yay the UK is back let's forget it ever happened". We will be put on the worst deal imaginable because the 'big friendly EU' will want to make an example out of us. I say we suck it up, go hard and see what happens, because no expert or MP actually knows what will happen and they can predict all they want but as history has shown they very rarely get it right.

The UK in general is very resilient, I think we can make it work. Just my 2p.

Edit: Not saying the Leave campaign was any better, the whole thing was a shambles, just so its clear.

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1 point · 1 day ago

go hard and see what happens

Is pretty much universally a bad approach to determining public policy

34 points · 1 day ago

Buses get caught in traffic.

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9 points · 1 day ago

I mean, you can do fixed guideway bus. Though implementing it, including acquiring a right of way, might not be much cheaper than rail.

Original Poster7 points · 2 days ago

I wish they would bring back IROC. I think 1 oval and 1 road course race a year would be awesome.

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3 points · 1 day ago

Even better race the "appropriate" car at each track. So race stock cars at Daytona, open wheel cars at a road course and maybe Indy, sprint cars at Eldora, etc.

11 points · 2 days ago

On this, we can agree.

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1 point · 1 day ago

Wait a second...

4 points · 2 days ago

I remember when GT played LSU in the pace bowl back in 2008 I think? I was 10 at the time. I only remember that we lost :(

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1 point · 1 day ago

I was at that game. It was painful.

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