‘Pirate Speak’ Is A Myth Perpetuated By Disney

http://io9.com/pirate-speak-is-a-myth-perpetuated-by-disney-1636848384

Arrrrr! Say it isn’t so me matey.

But don’t let this stop you from participating in Speak Like A Pirate Day!

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This Date in Science: Earth and Moon as Worlds in Space | EarthSky

http://earthsky.org/space/this-date-in-science-sept-18-1977-voyager-1-earth-moon-photo

Here is the first-ever photo of the Earth and moon in a single frame. Voyager 1 took the photo on September 18, 1977, when it was 7.25 million miles (11.66 million kilometers) from Earth. Image Number: P-19891 via NASA/JPL

37 years ago today.

Voyager to Earth: “Hello World!” or more likely “Goodbye World!”

Voyager is still sending us postcards from the edge though.

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Guest post by Kameron Hurley: Why I Stopped Writing About White People

mossjon314159:

I can relate to Kameron because I too grew up in a small rural town. I appreciate her efforts of breaking the writing mold and challenging us to be more inclusive.

Originally posted on Far Beyond Reality:

Kameron Hurley

Kameron Hurley

For today’s guest post, I’m proud to welcome Kameron Hurley, whose new epic fantasy novel The Mirror Empire is (deservedly) making all kinds of waves.

Aside from The Mirror Empire, she is also the author of the award- winning God’s War Trilogy, comprising the books God’s War, Infidel, and Rapture. She has won the Hugo Award, Kitschy Award, and Sydney J. Bounds Award for Best Newcomer. Hurley has also been a finalist for the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Nebula Award, the Locus Award, BFS Award, and the BSFA Award for Best Novel. Her short fiction has appeared in Lightspeed Magazine, Year’s Best SF, EscapePod, The Lowest Heaven, and the upcoming Mammoth Book of SF Stories by Women.

Please enjoy this thought-provoking guest post from one of today’s most talented and hard-working authors.

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Recipe Review: Italian Herb Bread

I spent most of Sunday baking.  First I tested a new bread recipe (see previous post on the Vermont Whole Wheat Oatmeal Honey Bread recipe). Terry and I wanted to have Italian for dinner, so I decided to make some Italian herb bread.  I reviewed my two ‘stand by’ recipes, Italian Supermarket Bread and Rosemary Sourdough, and decided I really needed to program my Zojirushi for a custom dough cycle (less kneading, more rising).  I couldn’t find the print edition that I received with the BB-CEC20 bread machine (I filed it away with all the other appliance manuals), so I downloaded a searchable copy (aka as a PDF file).

As I paged through the “How to Enjoy Your Home Bakery Supreme Breadmaker Operating Instructions and Recipes” for the Zojirushi Model BB-CEC20, I got distracted by the recipes listed under the Basic Course.  Continue reading

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How The Temperature In Each State Has Changed In The Last 118 Years

http://io9.com/how-the-temperature-in-each-state-has-changed-in-the-la-1634899212

I need to delve into this site deeper, but not on my smartphone.  Those graphs need a larger format to be appreciated fully.

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The Seven Wonders of the Solar System

http://io9.com/the-seven-wonders-of-the-solar-system-1600220388

Some suggestions for a superlative list of solar system wonders.

My list off the top of my head:

1. Saturn’s rings
2. Jupiter’s red spot
3. Mars’ Olympic Mons
4. Io
5. Titan
6. Uranus for being axially contrary
7. Oort cloud

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That Time Stargate: Universe Hid Cryptographic Messages In Plain Sight

http://space.io9.com/cryptography-embedded-in-stargate-universe-is-a-lesson-1634445198/1634612853/+rtgonzalez

Now I wish I still had Stargate Universe on my DVR.  Guess I’ll see if Netflix has it.

I should have stuck to my math guns.  Cryptography is so cool!

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