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Defcon 20

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My brain is full. I went to the Defcon conference this weekend. It’s a crazy mix up of talks ranging from the extremely technical exploits on computer systems, to the future of the internet, to lock picking training. It’s great to hang out with extremely smart and geeky people. This year’s highlights for me were […]

The sounds of a Shuttle launch literally give me chills. Turn up the volume and enjoy:

Orbits

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While talking to people about space, I’ve noticed that many people don’t have a good idea on how low earth orbit satellites orbit the earth. This video about the impending Phobos Grunt reentry does a great job showing what a low earth orbit looks like. Also, my condolences go out the Russian Space Agency on […]

I sometimes end up on the “bleeding edge” of technology when I do some early upgrades and updates. When I updated my iPhone 4 to iOS 5 when the iOS 5 update came out, the update went well. However, when I went to play music using the Music app, there was some strange behavior. When […]

More on Steve Jobs

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I can’t think of any other famous person’s death affecting me like the death of Steve Jobs. My first reaction was “I knew he was very sick and it wasn’t a surprise. In fact, I just lost a coworker to the same cancer, pancreatic, last week so on one level I was prepared. However, remembering […]

This man was a true visionary and really changed how people interact with technology. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what […]

I just spent the weekend at Defcon 19, a hacking convention here in Las Vegas. Defcon, coupled with my experience at the STS-133 NASA Tweetup, gives me hope for the future. People are creative. People are amazing. We build. We make. We create. We break things and build them up again. Although we are living […]

Amazing video with clips from all of the Space Shuttle missions. Well worth a watch.

The Atlantic has a great photo gallery of Space Shuttle pictures including several unusual pictures such the Star Trek cast in front of Enterprise and Enterprise on the never used launch pad in California. Link.