New Cafe in St Charles

The city has been looking forward to business proliferating in Frenchtown

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California Governor Orders Curfew

He promises he won’t enforce it, no really

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Scientists Look for Light Beyond Pluto

[INSERT STAR TREK MEME/PUN HERE]

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The New Horizons spacecraft has been used to look at the Cosmic Optical Background. They’re looking to see if the universe glows in the dark.

Same ship, different day | “New Horizons Flyby of Pluto” by NASA Goddard Photo and Video is licensed under CC BY 2.0

They used the LORRI camera to detect light and then subtracted out all known light, finding there was yet more light.

This is the spacecraft that flew by Pluto in 2015.

It’s possible that this light is from our sun, just reflected in fine and far flung dust.

Other famous space observing equipment faces demolition.

NPR’s discussion on the topic concludes space is pretty dark.

By Michael Carver
November 19th, 2020 5:16 PM

Featured Image Credit: “New Horizons Flyby of Pluto” by NASA Goddard Photo and Video is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Yah, space is dark bruh

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CDC Suggests No Thanksgiving Get Together

They stop just short of saying “Don’t do it or you’ll kill grandma.”

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The CDC is suggesting that people do not gather for Thanksgiving and opt for ‘virtual’ gatherings instead.

“turkey” by Will Kimeria is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Since they understand that some people won’t want to follow that guideline, they reiterate their standard Covid precautions.

This is their first news briefing in months.

Some local governments have even stricter rules about holiday travel.

The next turkey season in Missouri practically starts on Thanksgiving.

As far as Covid restrictions are concerned, dogs are people too, according to the CDC.

By Michael Carver
November 19th, 2020 4:26 PM

Featured Image Credit: “turkey”¬†by¬†Will Kimeria¬†is licensed under¬†CC BY 2.0

that’s a serious turkey

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Conflict between NY Mayor, Governor

If it’s the Empire State, why is he a Governor and not an Emperor?

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The New York Mayor has announced the closure of in person schooling for the city while the Governor calls for it to be undone for being anti-science.

A couple few shelves of books | “Libraries are Creepy” by Paul Lowry is licensed under CC BY 2.0

A health committee chairperson and infectious disease experts side with the Governor on the topic.

The Mayor is just enforcing a policy that was put in place at the beginning of the school year.

While this was a surprise to many, the Mayor had been warning that this was likely enough to happen that he suggested people have plans in place.

The state has effectively canceled Thanksgiving too by limiting private gatherings.

Significant portions of this were communicated on twitter first.

By Michael Carver
November 18th, 2020 4:17 PM

Featured Image Credit: “Libraries are Creepy”¬†by¬†Paul Lowry¬†is licensed under¬†CC BY 2.0

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US Presence in Afghanistan to be Re-Labeled as Counter Terrorism

“War never changes.” — some fallout dude

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While rumors abound about a troop withdrawal, statements made by identified Republicans and Democrats telegraph a continued troop presence in Afghanistan.

A man points with some pretty mountains in the background | “afghanistan” by The U.S. Army is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Mitch McConnell and Joe Biden made statements warning that a troop withdrawal would be bad. Going further, Biden said that they would stay, but be called a counter terrorism force.

The War in Afghanistan has been going on since October 2001.

These publicly verifiable statements about troops remaining in Afghanistan are contradicted by “US Officials” who requested to remain anonymous.

McConnell is also on about Trump being right about the Covid vaccine timeline.

The US does have an agreement to lower toop levels next year, but part of it basically says “unless we don’t want too”.

By Michael Carver
November 16th, 2020 5:49 PM

Featured Image Credit: “afghanistan”¬†by¬†The U.S. Army¬†is licensed under¬†CC BY 2.0

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Boston Dynamics Robots Offshore

Most every title about this has a silly pun.

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One of their robots is being used to do some of the slightly more routine tasks on one of the more dangerous jobs in the world.

Cool looking pic of the city of Boston. | “Boston Harbor at night” by Manu_H is licensed under CC BY 2.0

It looks like they have an ad campaign in full swing with what look like native ads and cross promotional tie ins.

Boston Dynamics has just recently, on November 11th, released a new version of the Spot robot.

Although they sporadically release youtube videos of their robots when they do new things, as of this writing, they have not put out any new video associated with this.

Glitchcon is a fully virtual event going on this weekend.

Boston Dynamics does not currently offer a robot intended for personal use.

By Michael Carver
November 14th, 2020 11:22 AM

Featured Image Credit: “Boston Harbor at night”¬†by¬†Manu_H¬†is licensed under¬†CC BY 2.0

Is Boston Dynamics in Boston?

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Remember that Korean Covid Death Cult?

not like they think this is the rapture or anything.

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Singapore just arrested 21 people who they say are part of this “Unlawful Society”. They could be imprisoned for 3 years for this.

That’s a decently big building | “File:Shincheonji Peace Palace 09.jpg” by Jhcbs1019 is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

This religious organization has got a bit of a bad rap in Korea, probably because of Covid paranoia and that they are accused of praying close to each other.

Near the beginning of the pandemic, they were criticized for traveling all around the world while people claim they knew they were infected.

The group’s name is Shincheonji Church of Jesus and they’re basically just christians.

Meanwhile, American christians arn’t being strange at all.

Almost 19% of South Korea’s Covid cases are linked to SCJ.

By Michael Carver
November 12, 2020 11:03 AM

Featured Image Credit: “File:Shincheonji Peace Palace 09.jpg”¬†by¬†Jhcbs1019¬†is licensed under¬†CC BY-SA 4.0

Messianic Christians Arrested in Singapore

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WSJ Decision, Trust, Pay

Morgan Stanley to Buy E*Trade; so fresh

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This ad’s text is triggering some people. They think it’s about the currently controversial presidential election.

In reality, it’s far too vague, and that’s almost certainly intentional. Likely, it’s even meant to take advantage of emotional people on the topic of the election, but they didn’t say that.

It then appeals to Trust and tries to fool you into thinking you haggled the price down a whopping ~90%.

But you better not think about it, because it’s a limited time offer; and you don’t want to miss out on that 90% discount, do you?

As of September, around 9% of people trust mass media according to polls. (lol)

At the time of writing, 9 people had said they liked this ad.

By Michael Carver
November 11, 2020 4:42 PM

Featured Image Credit: “Wall Street Journal”¬†by¬†kevin dooley¬†is licensed under¬†CC BY 2.0

Act now, while supplies last

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NOV 14, Next Crewed SpaceX Launch

“SPACESHIP!” – lego dude from a movie, lol

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SpaceX has posted to twitter that it is going to try to launch people to the Space Station this coming Saturday, November 14th.

Spaceship! It’s cool, yo | “KSC-20180726-PH_SPX01_0001” by NASAKennedy is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The crew for this mission has arrived in Florida and includes 4 people where the last one had only 2.

The pilot, Victor Glover, completed his astronaut training in 2015.

This mission used to be scheduled for October. It’s not uncommon for rocket launches to be postponed due to weather.

A couple days after Crew Dragon is scheduled to arrive, the ISS plans a sapacewalk.

This launch is meant to be at pad 39A.

By Michael Carver
November 9, 2020 7:28 PM

Dragon is a good name for a spaceship.

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