Kenny Garrett graced the Brownswood Basement and lifted the mood on a rainy Friday afternoon to discuss his love of the saxophone and his days with Sting, Miles Davis and Art Blakey to name but a few…

Enjoy.
#Jazz

oyekuise:

theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 
NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 
It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 
But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.
Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]


Just hope the continuing stories about earth-like planets won’t fuel the idea that humankind can escape the environmental degradation wrecking havoc right here on #EarthOurOnlyHome.

oyekuise:

theatlantic:

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth’s First-Cousin

Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there’s a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright as the golden hour before sunset back home. 

NASA scientists are calling the planet Kepler-186f, and it’s unlike anything they’ve found. The big news: Kepler-186f is the closest relative to the Earth that researchers have discovered. 

It’s the first Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of another star—the sweet spot between too-hot Mercury-like planets and too-cold Neptunes— and it is likely to give scientists their first real opportunity to seek life elsewhere in the universe. “It’s no longer in the realm of science fiction,” said Elisa Quintana, a researcher at the SETI Institute. 

But if there is indeed life on Kepler-186f, it may not look like what we have here. Given the redder wavelengths of light on the planet, vegetation there would sprout in hues of yellow and orange instead of green.

Read more. [Image: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech]

Just hope the continuing stories about earth-like planets won’t fuel the idea that humankind can escape the environmental degradation wrecking havoc right here on #EarthOurOnlyHome.

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thedailyshow:

Jordan Klepper and Michael Che present “2nd Amendment Manners Do’s and Don’ts” http://on.cc.com/1hDPXgj

thedailyshow:

Jordan Klepper and Michael Che present “2nd Amendment Manners Do’s and Don’ts” http://on.cc.com/1hDPXgj

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oyekuise:

ALERT!! Pentagon’s “1033 Program” is Militarizing US Local Cops

Posted 2 years ago.

#PoliceMilitarization
#OWS foreshadowed #Ferguson

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Copyright

eng254isu2013:

FAQ on Copyright from Electronic Freedom Foundation

Copyright, What’s Copyright? from Media Education. video

Understanding Copyright from Media Education. pdf document

Fair Use Code: video

YouTube Copyright School video.  A little goofy and from the YouTube world

Award-winning response video (in Public Enemy’s contest) to YouTube’s copyright school.

Creative Commons website

U.S. Copyright website.  where you can copyright your own works.

Copyright video, from a library perspective.  animated.

Copyright

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aghoulistmike:

Sign some things. Take 15 minutes of your day, go through the list, The EFF does have some weight. 

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Illegal Spying Below: Activists Fly Anti-Surveillance Airship over NSA’s Utah Data Center via @EFF

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