Friday, August 28, 2015

Winter.Is.Coming

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

The Fermi Paradox, Expanded | Second Nexus

In 1961, astronomer Frank Drake formalized this idea into an equation, known as the Drake equation:
drake-equation.png
There are some very good websites that examine the math in detail, and even let you plug in your own numbers, but the gist is as follows. There are around 100 billion stars in our galaxy. We don’t know for sure, but scientists “guesstimate” that the average number of planets per star may be anywhere from one-half (i.e., one planet for every two stars) to as many as two or three. But of course only a fraction of those planets will be habitable.
To read more and see the great infographic flow chart go visit the Second Nexus at the link below.



The Fermi Paradox, Expanded | Second Nexus

Monday, August 10, 2015

Dayton outfoxes Big Ag in Republican pollution plot | City Pages

The new Governor's Committee bears an uncanny resemblance to the erstwhile Citizens Board, with eight members appointed by the governor to work with the commissioner of the MPCA. Though the group cannot make decisions as the previous Citizens Board could (mandating an extensive environmental review, for instance), it can advise Commissioner John Linc Stine on behalf of the citizens. 



Dayton outfoxes Big Ag in Republican pollution plot | City Pages

Saturday, August 01, 2015

How to upgrade to Windows 10 without waiting in line | The Verge

How to upgrade to Windows 10 without waiting in line | The Verge



Firstly, backup all your files and data just in case. If you're on Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 then head over to Microsoft's Windows 10 download page. If you're on a 32-bit version of Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 then download the 32-bit tool, and if you're using a 64-bit version then grab the 64-bit tool. You can check your Windows version by right clicking on My Computer or This PC in File Explorer and going to properties, and it will be listed under system type.



Thanks Verge and Tom Warren!