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Last resort: use a user-agent add-on to your browser to pretend to be GoogleBot, and then print to PDF. suboptimal? you betcha.

edit: printing to PDF doesn't preserve the pretty graphs.

My guess is that WSJ exposes the whole article to the crawler that Outline is running (and other crawlers as well) so that they can have high SEO / discoverability. However, that can be exploited to get the article from out behind the paywall. Sometimes they catch on ( used to be a reliable way to do this but it's no more, eg

Psst there's a secret passageway through the paywall:

demure  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: The sound of Martian wind.

This is wonderful.


am_Unition is spot-on. Vandenberg launches typically are for sun-synchronous polar orbits, so they launch south/southeast along the coast but over the ocean.

There's tons of 'range safety' work that goes on with these launches. There's an envelope that the rocket is approved to fly within on its way from the ground to space. Most flight termination systems are controlled by hand--a radio signal can be sent by mission control to remote-explode the rocket if it's deemed that its a risk to something on the ground. SpaceX is unique at the moment (as far as I know) in having an automated termination system that passes control of that termination decision to the rocket. You can read more here.

(as an aside, this photo was taken 300+ miles away from the launch site!)

demure  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Still Life

demure  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Leading Lines

Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

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Awesome updates!!

Don't mind if I follow-up with a couple more routine missions:

An Antares launched today early morning East coast time carrying a Cygnus supply vessel to the ISS.

Spaceflight Industries' SSO-A mission is launching 64 satellites (49 cubesats, 15 slightly larger) on a Falcon 9 out of Vandenberg on Monday, which would set a new record for number of SpaceX launches in a year (this will be #19 for 2018).

I prefer the title I thought I read:

    Their Soybeans Piling Up, Farmers Hope Trade War Ends Before Beans Riot
demure  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Transportation

A wicked thunderstorm viewed from the air, over Atlanta. April 2017.

demure  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

From my Thirty in Thirty project: Tracks, Torrance, CA, 2018.03.31.

psychoticmilkman please add me to the tags!

As an aside, I've learned just how infrequently I use symmetry in my photography. Maybe I should experiment more with it.

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