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Have you ever seen the Milky Way’s glow create shadows? To do so, conditions need to be just right. First and foremost, the sky must be relatively clear of clouds so that the long band of the Milky Way’s central disk can be seen. The surroundings must be very near to completely dark, with no bright artificial lights visible anywhere. Next, the Moon cannot be anywhere above the horizon, or its glow will dominate the landscape. Last, the shadows can best be caught on long camera exposures. In the above image taken in Port Campbell National Park, Victoria, Australia, seven 15-second images of the ground and de-rotated sky were digitally added to bring up the needed light and detail. In the foreground lies Loch Ard Gorge, named after a ship that tragically ran aground in 1878. The two rocks pictured are the remnants of a collapsed arch and are named Tom and Eva after the only two people who survived that Loch Ard ship wreck. A close inspection of the water just before the rocks will show reflections and shadows in light thrown by our Milky Way galaxy. Low clouds are visible moving through the serene scene in this movie. more> http://tinyurl.com/272qjc2
By Alyson Zepeda and Carolina Madrid – States, cities and consumer groups are increasingly looking for a federal solution to the growing problem of getting rid of more than 2 million tons of used electronic gadgets each year.
“The state can’t stand on the curbside every Tuesday morning monitoring people’s trash. That’s not feasible, so we rely on public education,”
said California’s electronics waste recycling manager Jeff Hunts. more> http://tinyurl.com/24gehb6
By Per Kurowski – The following might help you to understand better what is so fundamentally wrong with the current financial regulations.
We should be very interested in that the small businesses and entrepreneurs have good access to bank credit because they are the most probable sources of the new generation of decent jobs, and they also have little or no access to the capital markets.
By Peter Schiff – If the candlestick maker wants cake, he can’t simply demand that the baker hand it over. The cake needs to be produced, and the baker has to expend labor and material to produce it. Unless the candlestick maker offers the baker something of value in exchange, the cakes won’t get baked. The ability of the candlestick maker to demand cake from the baker is a function of his ability to supply candles to trade. Without production, consumption can’t occur.
In a more complex economy, the relationship between production (supply) and spending (demand) still holds. Every consumer either lives off his own productivity or the productivity of someone else. more> http://tinyurl.com/2epumpg
By William Jackson – A like-minded blogger identified as NetSecGuy wrote that “the government leads in cyber-boring.” Not only is the technology outdated, but management has no clue and information is seen as something to be hoarded rather than shared.
All of this probably is true. Many government workers I’ve known, although they tend to stay in their jobs because of the security, make similar complaints regardless of their job descriptions. Most of these drawbacks have little to do with cybersecurity per se, but are endemic to large, buttoned-down organizations, not just government. more> http://tinyurl.com/34w9qws