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Did we “accidentally” bring new bacteria to the moon or Mars via our space exploration programs?

Probably, and that’s why terraforming is a bad idea. Inside the scientifically minded community, there are two distinct ideas. Don’t contaminate. Leave whatever planet it happens to be in the original pristine condition so we can study it. (This is the predominant, tree hugging concept.) Screw number 1. Terraform the planet. Make it livable for humans, […]

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When is enough enough?

I’m not old. Sixty five. I look younger, but how much more time do I have? Twenty three years from now will be the age my father died. Thirty-four years from now will be the age my mother died. I still have some time. Right? I notice, however, that I think about “the end” a […]

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Fact or Fiction? How do you know?

Inside a category called “Fact or Fiction” on a blog that claims “Making sense of it all,” it might serve to answer the questions: “Fact or Fiction? How do you know?” We have a president calling “Fake News” basically to anyone who criticizes him and claims of planet destroying events on the Internet. How do […]

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Lost in Space: Netflix

When I was a kid it was riveting – the TV show Lost in Space. The movie was awful, but I had hopes. Now, the new Netflix show “Lost in Space…” well, I love it.

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Fedora 28 can't play DVDs

I’m a 20 year Linux veteran. I’ve been using the KDE spin of Fedora 28 workstation for a while now, and I just discovered I can’t play commercial DVDs! Now it seems to me this is a pretty important thing to do. I’ve already installed a bunch of packages and still I can’t get VLC, […]

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