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NASA has just released some amazing high resolution files of Pluto.

Pluto Close-up by NASA

Pluto Close-up by NASA

The resolution is more than good enough to create a 3D print of the planet, at something like a room sized scale, and maintain all of the details captured, in my opinion. If done smaller, you’ll even lose some details! That is, the information might be finer than the 3D printing technology that is currently available!

So the only thing remaining for me to ask is who will be the first?

I think that would be quite something to see, Pluto in 3D compared to just a speck of light we knew of its appearance only a short prior to whenever they get enough information to print the 3D model!

I play tennis and I had a thought this morning. Modern racquets are a nice glimpse of successes of material science. Everything from the strings to frame to grip. They’re also painted to look advanced and “cool” as well. But there’s plenty of it out there, and a lot border on ghastliness!

Why doesn’t someone make a modern racquet and paint it as if it were wooden?

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Caitlyn Jenner gave transgender issues the spotlight it needed to start a societal level conversation we needed to have. It’s far from being as widely accepted as it needs to be, but what next, be that now, soon or some time yet still down the road? As far as I’m concerned, we can move now. There is another group not yet even identified, but only needs to be given a name. They are what I’ll call transracial or those deem themselves to be “born” of the wrong race.

Yeah, you just scoff at it like most people used to scoff at transgender. Make all your excuses why such a thing doesn’t exist. But I’ll tell you one thing, on a practical level, it’s far more common than transgender will ever be!

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I come up with a lot of interesting ideas out of nowhere, it seems, when I run for distance running training. This was something I came up with today. It’s a practical joke idea that could be funny, but also a bit discomforting in a symbolic sort of way given race relations the way they are these days. It doesn’t make fun of people’s skin colour, but gets people thinking about it. It could work for Caucasian people as well, but probably not nearly as effectively.

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I’m no health nut, but I do little things here and there to help my diet be better than it could be. One little thing I’ve recently done is to get my French fries without salt. I ask for it all the time, whether or not there is salt with the fries I get, just to be sure I get fries without salt.

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