sadnessfactory

shmurdapunk:

god bless hannibal burress

this is the Lord’s work he’s doing. find the actual Detroit show, he goes so deep, you hear audience gasps at points but they never stop laughing and the Theo joke, my lord

scinerds

ohstarstuff:

What You Need to Know About Mars Comet Siding Spring

  • On Sunday, October 19th, Comet C/2013 A1, aka Siding Spring, will pass within about 87,000 miles of the Red Planet.

  • The distance the comet will be from Mars is less than half the distance between Earth and our moon and less than one-tenth the distance of any known comet flyby of Earth.

  • Siding Spring, whose core is 0.5 to 5 miles wide, probably formed somewhere between Jupiter and Neptune about 4.6 billion years ago — just a few million years after the solar system began coming together. Scientists believe Siding Spring had a close encounter with one of these planets and was booted out into the Oort Cloud

  • A million years ago or so, a star passing by the Oort Cloud is thought to have jolted the comet’s orbit again, sending it on its first-ever trip into the inner solar system.

  • Comets from the Oort cloud are both ancient and rare. Since this is Comet Siding Spring’s first trip through the inner solar system, scientists are excited to learn more about its composition and the effects of its gas and dust on the Mars upper atmosphere.

  • NASA does not think the comet hit the Red Planet, but comets spew out a trail of dust and gas, and that could damage the fleet of spacecraft orbiting Mars. Just to be safe, NASA will move the Mars Odyssey orbiter, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), and the new Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) to the other side of the planet as the comet approaches.

  • The Mars orbiters will take pictures and collect data on the comet as it flys by. Several Earth-based and space telescopes, including the Hubble Space Telescope, also will take pictures. Here is the full list of NASA assets observing Siding Spring

  • The comet was first discovered in January 2013 by Robert McNaught at the Siding Spring Observatory in Australia.

  • Great article from Space.com on how to view the comet from Earth 

how google drive really puts the wowsers in my trousers. 

someone renamed themselves “yes2pie” on the livestream immediately this, but the question is succinctly and correctly answered here, by me, so, sorry, wrong opinion havers.

and good news, standup is a transferable skillset. that’s me bottom left. #net2to #5eva

*peaty said: Is there a specific timestamp you wanted to point to or just the whole thing? :-)

the video will start at 35:45 when you press play!

this better make me eligible for a Streamy

tho, that’s just a guess, it would upset me to hear there were actual awards for livestreaming and that they were called something that sounds like a fetish porn award

tonight for the first time i get to present at our monthly Net Tuesday session instead of just handling the chat on livestream like usual. having had no time to prepare i am planning to just freestyle about google docs and why it’s great

tune in around 6 to watch me explain to a roomful of people that the cloud is safe and cool and fun to collaborate in. we created a google doc shared with everybody in the crowd to ~show the power of the cloud~ i am pretty sure it ends up being memed on so i gotta post first and the only meme i support at work is Business Cat

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