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A Halloween Carol

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This is the funniest xkcd there will ever be. Sorry, future xkcd.
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Bio

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Click here to go see the bonus panel!

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My daughter saw me drawing and asked if it was kid appropriate, and I don't know.


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Introducing the Moog Synthesizer (1969)

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Ein kurzer BBC-Beitrag aus dem Jahr 1969, der sich dem damals neuen Moog Synthesizer widmete und aufzeigte, was der so konnte.

Derek Cooper introduces the Moog synthesiser, an instrument that can produce a variety of noises and arrangements, both mimicking real instruments and creating new sounds – all electronically.

This clip is from Tomorrow’s World, originally broadcast 30 September 1969.


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KI-generiertes Trollface in urbaner Umgebung

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Keine Ahnung, welchen Prompt mayfer da eingegeben hat, aber Stable Infusion hat ein astreines Trollface in urbaner Umgebung ausgespuckt. Da lacht die Stadt.

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Mix: SRGJ ‚Äď Raccoon Vol. 9

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Da wahrscheinlich nicht wenige von Euch heute Br√ľckentag haben, starten wir musikalisch einfach mal ganz zur√ľckhaltend in die Woche, die uns Morgen schon wieder ein Pause machen l√§sst. SRGJ hat mir gestern diesen Mix geschickt, der Down- und Dopebeats mit Bass und HipHop zusammenbringt. Klanglich recht frisch, wie ich finde. Habe dazu gestern gekocht und das ging ausgezeichnet gut miteinander.

Tracklist:
Alphafox – Nice and Fast
Lex Amor – Mood
Hagan – Sheilas Solo
Shai FM – Free My Mind
Oakk – Vent remix
Breaka – Baile Steppa
Joe Armon-Jones & Maxwell Owin – Lost In The Function
Sharks – Shark (Donsurf remix)
Shy One – Black Beat
DE-T√ú – Horizontal
Deekapz – Barulinho
Collistar – Welcome to Britain
Geotheory – Lifted
Plus One – Junction
Maxwell Owin – Come With The Raga
Guedra – The Arc of Three Colors
Cerys Matthews – Flame Lily
Shai FM – Air
Unknown – Give Em Your Soul
DIE BY THE SWORD – Exemplary Dub
Courtney John – Strangers

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Unique astronomy-themed B&B in Osoyoos closes its doors after 23 years | CBC News

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Jack and Alice Newton, who own the Observatory B&B in Osoyoos are retiring after more than two decades of hosting guests.

The Observatory B&B's telescopes gave guests an up-close look at the sun, moon and stars

For more than two decades an astronomy-themed bed and breakfast in the Okanagan provided guests with not only a place to spend the night, but a tour of the universe. 

Observatory B&B patrons gazed at the cosmos from an ultra high-definition telescope perched on the roof for the last time this weekend. 

Amateur astronomer Jack Newton and his wife Alice, who own the B&B in Osoyoos, about 120 kilometres south of Kelowna, are retiring. Jack said his favourite part of running the business has been showing guests outer space for the first time. 

"It just blows their socks off," Jack said. "To be able to do that gives me so much pride and excitement."

Guests have seen the sun, moon, stars, planets, meteor showers, and other deep-sky objects up close through the telescope.

Because it has such a high resolution, guests have been able to see hundreds of stars even in the daytime. And his second smaller telescope, called a Hydrogen Alpha telescope, allows an up-close view of the sun and its eruptions. 

 "It's the pure joy of understanding where you are . . . it's spectacular," he said. 

Alice said many guests have an emotional reaction to exploring the sky for the first time, and describe it as a life-changing experience. 

"You can take a look at Saturn and get goose bumps," Alice said. "They really knew they were looking in space then."

Above all, Alice and Jack said they will miss their guests, who range from professional to amateur astronomers to people with little astronomical knowledge who are simply intrigued.

The couple has seen children grow up as they host them over the years and then bring their own children to learn about space. 

Jack said he plans to continue looking at the universe through his scope almost every night. 

"The sky is always there, but we never get tired of it," he said. 

An out of this world experience

Patrick Parenteau and his wife first visited the B&B in 2001 on a spontaneous trip to the Okanagan after their travel plans were cancelled following 9/11.

The couple, who are amateur astronomers, have stayed at the Observatory every August since then. 

Parenteau said looking through Jack's telescope for the first time was overwhelming and inspiring and ultimately led him and his wife to buy his own telescopes. 

Parenteau will remember Jack and Alice's hospitality and looking into deep space during visits he describes as "out of this world."

A lifetime of discovery

The couple opened the B&B in 2000, moving to Osoyoos after Jack's job as a manager with Marks & Spencer evaporated when the company closed its Canadian stores. 

But Jack has spent his whole life studying astronomy. His astro-photography has been published by National Geographic, Life Magazine, and NASA. 

He has written a number of astronomy books and received several awards, including from the Royal Astronomy Society of Canada. He was even honoured with the Queen's silver jubilee medal. 

He has discovered or co-discovered over 200 supernovae. One of these discoveries landed him time on the Hubble Space Telescope, making him the first Canadian amateur to do so. 

"Here is a Canadian kid getting time on the Hubble space telescope to look at supernovae that he discovered," said Jack. "It was pretty exciting."

For Alice, learning about space alongside her husband has been a spiritual journey. 

"We go through our lives thinking we're so special, and we're not even a little bit special," said Alice. "We mean nothing in terms of the cosmos, and it's humbling just to examine your little spot." 

Jack's opinion of the possibility of extraterrestrial life? 

"There's life everywhere, absolutely everywhere."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Michelle Gomez is a writer and reporter at CBC Vancouver. You can contact her at <a href="mailto:michelle.gomez@cbc.ca">michelle.gomez@cbc.ca</a>.

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