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Bezos Expeditions | F-1 Engine Recovery

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Photo credit: NASA

I’m excited to report that, using state-of-the-art deep sea sonar, the team has found the Apollo 11 engines lying 14,000 feet below the surface, and we’re making plans to attempt to raise one or more of them from the ocean floor.

Those are BIG engines. Would be awesome to recover them.

GitHub: Instantly Beautiful Project Pages

Ever pushed a new project to GitHub and wished you had the time or talent to make a beautiful page for it? Stop wishing. We’re proud to present the new GitHub Page Generator.

Very nice new feature.

Purdue at Night

I am at Purdue to give a CFEngine talk and visit some old colleagues, here are some photos I took during a night walk right after checking into my hotel. I graduated in 2001, and the last time I visited was almost 10 years ago. Time really flies, there are many new things in campus (including the shiny new Computer Science Building, which I had never seen), but so many others remain unchanged. It’s awesome to be back.

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Analytics Put to a Good Cause

Well, here’s a good use of web analytics. From LinkedIn:

Seeing a lot of daily digests piling up?

Diego, we noticed you haven’t visited  
lately. To help keep your email tidy, we’ve switched you from daily emails to weekly digests from this group - we hope this suits you better!

Actually useful.

Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides for 80 Years : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR

Patrick Honan holds two of the rare Lord Howe Island stick insects.
Rod Morris/www.rodmorris.co.nz

 

The story is simple: A bunch of black rats almost wiped out a bunch of gigantic bugs on a little island far, far away from most of us. A few dedicated scientists, passionate about biological diversity, risked their lives to keep the bugs going. For the bugs to get their homes and their future back doesn’t depend on scientists anymore. They’ve done their job. Now it’s up to the folks on Lord Howe Island.

via npr.org

Amazing story.