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Amateur astronomers catch Jupiter’s latest impact on video

Amateur astronomers catch Jupiter’s latest impact on video


Jupiter This week, two different amateur astronomers released footage of an impact event on Jupiter. The separate observations, one in Austria and one in Ireland, show a brief, small flash of light at the exact same time. Phil Plait, Bad Astronomy writer for Slate, said the footage revealed “very strong evidence for an actual impact.” However, he noted that what kind of planetary object… Read More



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‘Ryan’s Law’ proposed to allow you to cancel Comcast online with one click

‘Ryan’s Law’ proposed to allow you to cancel Comcast online with one click


comcast-ouroboros Today in local news, Los Angeles Assemblyman Mike Gatto has introduced a bill that would allow Californians to cancel their Internet or cable services online with ‘one click’. The bill, which has no official nickname but I am hereby dubbing ‘Ryan’s Law’ for reasons that will become apparent, takes the following stance:
“AB 2867 allows Californians to… Read More



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Innovation Act might be dead, but innovation lives on

Innovation Act might be dead, but innovation lives on


patents-legal-ideas As a former patent examiner, I recognize that the patent system, in its purest form, should protect and incentivize innovation through a limited-term contract, offering exclusive monopoly rights covering a technology, product or design element. In practice, it’s much uglier, and by no means did the Founding Fathers intend for patents to be utilized toward incremental monopolization ploys. Read More



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