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r/politics – President Trump Tweets Sensitive Surveillance Image of Iran

r/politics – President Trump Tweets Sensitive Surveillance Image of Iran

As someone who works in GIS and in the past remote sensing using satellite imagery, I find this fascinating.The black and white image is consistent with it being a panchromatic image, from one of the 3 or 4 active KH-12 Keyhole satellites. Panchromatic band, a wide spectrum of light, has less sensor noise and a…
President Trump tweets picture of sensitive satellite photo of Iranian launch site

President Trump tweets picture of sensitive satellite photo of Iranian launch site

Whoops he did it again — Photo of Imam Khomeini Space Center appears to camera pic of photo from NRO satellite. Sean Gallagher - Aug 30, 2019 10:16 pm UTC Enlarge / I guess it's not classified anymore.National Reconnaissance Office?President Donald Trump posted a photo today via Twitter of Iran's Imam Khomeini Space Center in…
Lime president Joe Kraus talks scooters on Kara Swisher Recode podcast

Lime president Joe Kraus talks scooters on Kara Swisher Recode podcast

Since their respective IPOs in March and May, Lyft and Uber have had a tough time on Wall Street: The ride-hailing companies’ share prices have been slumping throughout most of August, closing on Thursday more than 20 percent below where they were on Day 1. But Lime’s Joe Kraus isn’t bothered by those numbers. In…
President Trump praises reusable rockets, omits Moon in space remarks

President Trump praises reusable rockets, omits Moon in space remarks

Make Aerospace Great Again — "It’s almost like, what are we watching? Is this fiction?" Eric Berger - Aug 16, 2019 2:20 am UTC Enlarge / President Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a rally in Manchester on August 15, 2019 in Manchester, New Hampshire.On Thursday evening, President Donald Trump spoke at a MAGA rally…
How President Trump Scooped Me on a Google Story

How President Trump Scooped Me on a Google Story

Complaints by former Google employee Kevin Cernekee drew the attention, and the tweets, of President Trump.Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty ImagesFor the past two years or so, I’ve been reporting on tensions inside Google’s workforce—between Google’s management and its employees, and between pro-diversity Googlers and those on the far right. In the course of that reporting,…
President Trump says NASA should “listen to the other side” of exploration

President Trump says NASA should “listen to the other side” of exploration

Photo Op — We also heard praise for reusable rockets in the Oval Office Friday. Eric Berger - Jul 19, 2019 9:32 pm UTC Enlarge / President Trump, with Apollo 11 Command Module Pilot at far left, listens to Apollo 11 Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin on Friday in the Oval Office.Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesOn Friday,…
President Trump Is the Latest Critic of Facebook’s Libra

President Trump Is the Latest Critic of Facebook’s Libra

Over the past two days, Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell has told members of both chambers of Congress that he has “many serious concerns” about Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency. Those include issues related to privacy and money laundering, as well as the platform’s potential to destabilize monetary policy around the world, should it catch on with…
President Trump can’t block his critics on Twitter, appeals court rules

President Trump can’t block his critics on Twitter, appeals court rules

President Trump violated the First Amendment by blocking his critics on Twitter, a federal appeals court ruled today, shutting down the White House’s request to overturn a lower court’s decision. Several Twitter users who were blocked by @realDonaldTrump, represented by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, filed suit in 2017, arguing that their…
Nintendo president: ‘we must keep up’ with cloud gaming tech

Nintendo president: ‘we must keep up’ with cloud gaming tech

In some ways, the Nintendo Switch can already provide one of the biggest benefits of cloud gaming: the ability to sling a game from a big TV to a portable device and carry it anywhere you go. But Nintendo isn’t pretending that capability is enough to weather what could be a sea change in how…
President Trump’s Re-Election Rally Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup

President Trump’s Re-Election Rally Tops This Week’s Internet News Roundup

Wow. So, what all happened last week? Well, former vice president and presidential hopeful Joe Biden can't seem to get out of his own way, and people are starting to wonder if smartphones give you horns. So there's that. Also, Roy Moore, is inexplicably back in politics. Meanwhile, Slack went public; Radiohead's Thom Yorke is…

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Endless Sky: GPL Licensed Escape Velocity Successor

Endless Sky is a 2D space trading and combat game similar to the classic Escape Velocity series. Explore other star systems. Earn money by trading, carrying passengers, or completing missions. Use your earnings to buy a better ship or to upgrade the weapons and engines on your current one. Blow up pirates. Take sides in…

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