At the end of March, almost 2.7 million people still subscribed to AOL service, the company reported this morning. That’s about where Netflix stood at the end of 2004.
Since then, Netflix’s subscriber base has grown — 29 million at the end of March — and AOL’s has declined at a remarkably parallel rate.
I always want to run off & help when I hear of these tragedies. When I was younger my mom always had to talk me down.
Yet West is 1.5 hours from me & I’ve driven down-&-back just to get kolaches (one time. true story. & i got beer bread & made beer bread french toast the next morning) & I want to do something, & here is what I can do. You can do it too, if you’re in Texas like a lot of you are
- Carter BloodCare start taking donations tomorrow at 9AM. https://ww2.greatpartners.org/donor/schedules/centers
- The Google Doc. link below will allow you to fill out your information to help out displaced West residents.
- A list of organizations accepting donations: http://www.wfaa.com/home/West-Texas-Things-you-need-to-know-203526911.html#donations
- The Safe and Well Database organized by the Red Cross http://www.redcross.org/find-help/contact-family/register-safe-listing
I’m really just copy&pasting (quickly, obviously) off of facebook, so please let me know if there is anything i should add
If you guys didn’t already know…I live in DFW, which is about an hour and a half away from West, Texas.
If you’d like to help out, visit the links above for more information.
Explanation: It’s the dim star, not the bright one, near the center of NGC 3132 that created this odd but beautiful planetary nebula. Nicknamed the Eight-Burst Nebula and the Southern Ring Nebula, the glowing gas originated in the outer layers of a star like our Sun. In this reprocessed color picture, the hot purplish pool of light seen surrounding this binary system is energized by the hot surface of the faint star. Although photographed to explore unusual symmetries, it’s the asymmetries that help make this planetary nebula so intriguing. Neither the unusual shape of the surrounding cooler shell nor the structure and placements of the cool filamentary dust lanesrunning across NGC 3132 are well understood.
Tectonic Summary of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Iran
The April 16, 2013 M 7.8 earthquake east of Khash, Iran, occurred as a result of normal faulting at an intermediate depth in the Arabian plate lithosphere, approximately 80 km beneath the Earth’s surface. Regional tectonics are dominated by the collisions of the Arabian and India plates with Eurasia; at the longitude of this event, the Arabian plate is converging towards the north-northeast at a rate of approximately 37 mm/yr with respect to the Eurasian plate. Arabian plate lithosphere is subducted beneath the Eurasian plate at the Makran coast of Pakistan and Iran, and becomes progressively deeper to the north.
The subducted Arabian plate is known to be seismically active to depths of about 160 km. The frequency of moderate and large earthquakes within the subducted Arabian plate is not high compared with similar events in some other subducted plates worldwide, but several earthquakes have occurred within this slab in the region of today’s event over the past 40 years, including a magnitude 6.7 shock 50 km to the south in 1983. In January of 2011, a M 7.2 earthquake occurred approximately 200 km to the east, in a similar tectonic environment to the April 16 earthquake.
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Space Expedition Corporation - This is an add video for Space Expedition Corporation (SXC), who has recently started quite the buzz with its Nothing beats an Astronaut commercials for AXE grooming products. They are offering suborbital space rides on the XCOR developed Lynx vehicle (currently at about USD 95,000 a ticket), which are to start next year.
Whether you’re a fan of the business model or not, you have to give them credit for making the idea of space travel look exciting again to a new generation!
Explanation: No sudden, sharp boundary marks the passage of day into night in this gorgeous view of ocean and clouds over our fair planet Earth. Instead, the shadow line or terminator is diffuse and shows the gradual transition to darkness we experience as twilight. With the Sun illuminating the scene from the right, the cloud tops reflect gently reddened sunlight filtered through the dusty troposphere, the lowest layer of the planet’s nurturing atmosphere. A clear high altitude layer, visible along the dayside’s upper edge,scatters blue sunlight and fades into the blackness of space. This picture actually is a single digital photograph taken in June of 2001 from the International Space Station orbiting at an altitude of 211 nautical miles.