Crew Off-Duty for Thanksgiving and Preps for Dragon Cargo Mission

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A bright blue, South Atlantic Ocean is pictured as the International Space Station soared nearly 270 miles above, just off the coast of Argentina.
A bright blue, South Atlantic Ocean is pictured as the International Space Station soared nearly 270 miles above, just off the coast of Argentina.
The seven-member Expedition 64 crew from the United States, Russia and Japan will take the day off on Thanksgiving before ending the week with a day full...

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Our Gear Guy’s Black Friday Deal Picks

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<p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-60facc40-7fff-562c-a2a5-62055040202e">Gear sales are everywhere this week, thanks to Black Friday, but finding something you know will stand up to your adventures can be challenging. I believe it’s a good time to pull the trigger on an item that’s practical and that you would have bought otherwise, sale or not. To help you g...

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“It seems to me pretty clear that progressive views need to be expressed within a Biden administration. It would be, for example, enormously insulting if Biden put together a ‘team of rivals’…”

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"... and there's some discussion that that's what he intends to do — which might include Republicans and conservative Democrats — but which ignored the progressive community. I think that ...

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“He is an icon of hate speech and transphobia and the fact that he’s an icon of white supremacy, regardless of the content of his book, I’m not proud to work for a company that publishes him.”

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Said an unnamed employee, quoted in "Penguin Random House Staff Confront Publisher About New Jordan Peterson Book During a tense town hall, staff cried and expressed dismay with the publishing ...

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Moving Quicksilver into production

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Moving Quicksilver into productionOne of the great arts of software engineering is making updates and improvements to working systems without taking them offline. For some systems this can be rather easy, spin up a new web server or load balancer, redirect traffic and you’re done. For other systems, such as the core distributed data...

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Joe Biden, climate defender?

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President-elect Joe Biden has made it no secret he plans to be a champion for climate change and the environment, with his nearly $2 trillion climate plan. In his debate with Donald Trump on Oct. 22, Biden stated, “I would transition from the oil industry, yes,” citing climate change as one of his t...

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The Tradition Continues

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Ever since Tom and Nancy Hartmann introduced me to this song  some 41 years ago, not a Thanksgiving has passed that I have not played it. I still have a vinyl album that Tom gave me.Now, since they are both deceased, the song reminds me of all the ambulance calls we ran together, fun times we spent...

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