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Scott Maxwell
On a small red light in the night sky lives hundreds of pounds of thinking metal sent from Earth. I used to tell it what to do. (Opinions mine, not Google's.)
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Michael Tannenbaum Oct 17
Caroll Spinney is stepping down from the role of Big Bird Here’s a story Spinney told in his reddit AMA that breaks my heart every time. But also, inspiring how much joy one person can bring to the world.
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Scott Maxwell 16h
I need all of these as bumper stickers pronto and also I'm going to need a larger car.
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Alexandra Pontefract Oct 18
The results of three solid days of intense debate and discussion!
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You Had One Job Oct 18
Brilliant 👏🏻
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Jon Keegan Oct 18
LOVE this space launches chart in . Applaud their highlighting data driven stories in a new section. Still so crazy to me that all this great work goes uncredited (as do all the words in every issue). Thanks for the beautiful data viz anonymous graphic reporter!
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Emily Lakdawalla 18h
Congratulations to all on today's successful launch!
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Scott Maxwell 17h
Replying to @gparker
It's a good point. I would still find it remarkable that it takes more energy to enter Mercury orbit than to fly by Pluto, just because the distance differences are so great, but your point is well taken all the same!
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Scott Maxwell 21h
Two ESA orbiters launch to Mercury tonight. Fun fact: it takes more energy to get to Mercury than to get to Pluto.
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Scott Maxwell 21h
Replying to @dr_bombay
If BT is a superior option, it will take over on its own, without any forcing. But it's not -- it's better for some cases, but not for every case, and I'm one of the (many) people who runs into those other cases with some regularity.
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Scott Maxwell 21h
Get well soon, Clara! will envy you the New England fall weather.
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Scott Maxwell 21h
Replying to @sfqlovesrqf
That's Apple CEO Tim Cook's infamous reason to drop the headphone jack from the iPhone.
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Scott Maxwell 21h
Replying to @dr_bombay
I use Bluetooth headphones most of the time. What I resent is being *forced* to use them because the phone designers removed a perfectly good jack. Sometimes I'm interfacing with a system that doesn't have BT, or watching a video where the BT audio lag is distracting. Grr.
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Scott Maxwell Oct 19
Replying to @marsroverdriver
(Yes, I'm still bitter about the newly endangered headphone jack.)
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Scott Maxwell Oct 19
I heard a rumor that the next iPhone will omit the battery, because "courage." All iPhone users will have to carry a convenient Apple-branded USB battery attached via a dongle. But hey, it'll shave 2mm off the thickness.
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Scott Maxwell Oct 18
I rarely remember my dreams, but last night I dreamt there was going to be another Back to the Future movie and now I'm so disappointed it's not real.
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Scott Maxwell Oct 17
Replying to @doug_ellison
"Open offices" is what your opponent calls them. Instead of adopting their language, call the thing by its true name: cheap, loud offices.
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Sarah Damaske Oct 15
This can’t be retweeted enough. North Carolina publicly stated in court that the reason they stopped Sunday voting was that counties with Sunday voting were disproportionately black, and blacks disproportionately vote Democrat.
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Harold Pollack Oct 14
North Carolina's stated reason for shutting down Sunday voting was that counties with heavy Sunday voting were disproportionately African-American, and that African-Americans tended to be Democrats.
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Bobak Ferdowsi Oct 17
Ok Lindsey, but it is good enough to help build spacecraft to other planets
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Scott Maxwell Oct 16
Fun fact: without Social Security, an additional 27 *million* Americans would live in poverty (~ 9% of the population). Guess who thinks we should cut it?
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