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NASA: The most well-traveled 55-year-old ever

As the space agency turns 55 today, Crave's Eric Mack takes a visual tour of the legacy created so far.
America's space agency was created by a stroke of President Eisenhower's pen 55 years ago today.
While this makes the National Aeronautics and Space Administration old enough to retire -- or at least get a discount on movie tickets -- NASA is likely only getting started. A birthday is always a good time to reflect on one's accomplishments before forging onward into the future.

If you've got some time on your hands, you can get a sense of the scope of NASA's accomplishments from this selective (but certainly not that short) chronology.
Also, you can take a tour of NASA's greatest hits by browsing the gallery below. It highlights 14 of NASA's most memorable moments and missions.

55 years of NASA milestones (pictures)


::TWITTER HACKED::Chipotle stages bogus Twitter hack for promotional campaign

The fast-food restaurant comes clean after posting a bizarre string of tweets that were thought to be done by hackers. "This is far more hoax than hack," Chipotle says.

Twitter UK expands access to abuse-reporting function

The Internet is not a kind place, but those fighting for positivity and accountability have pushed Twitter, a potential outlet for collective vitriol, to make reporting abuse easier. In response to the torrent of abuse that engulfed UK activist Caroline Criado-Perez last week, Twitter UK has confirmed that it will soon expand its abuse-reporting function to Android apps and desktop Web users.

As of now, the ability to file reports is reserved for iPhone users and those using Twitter's mobile Web site, a function added only three weeks ago.
Twitter's decision to take action was influenced in part by a Change.org petition that garnered more than 65,000 signatures of members calling for a universal "report abuse" button.
While the decision taken today is not exactly what the petition demanded, it confirms Twitter's stance on defending its users. The social network is making its current reporting process, which covers all types of complaints, more widely available.
We hope the public understands the balances we're trying to strike as we continue to work to make our systems and processes better," wrote Del Harvey, Twitter's senior director of trust and safety, in a blog post titled "We hear you." While it's not easy straddling the line between defending freedom of expression and quelling hate speech, Criado-Perez's resilience and the persistence of those who have stood by her have clinched an important victory in the quest to make Twitter

Google redesigns Zagat site, releases iOS and Android apps

In an attempt to continue its real-world indexing and the unification of all its services, Google has relaunched Zagat, the dining review and ratings company it acquired in September 2011.
Alongside the overhauled Web site are new iOS and Android apps. But most importantly, Zagat is accessible -- for the first time -- with no registration or fees required.
When Zagat was fully integrated into Google's services in May of last year, its Web site still required users to sign in with a Google+ account. Now with the barriers removed, Google's location-based dining guide is taking aim at the success and wide reach of competitor Yelp -- both on the Web and on mobile devices, considering that Yelp is integrated into Apple's map offering.
The new Zagat is focused on nine U.S. cities, and expansions are planned in the coming months. Residents of cities like San Francisco and New York City now have full access to ratings, reviews, and consumer surveys, in addition to videos, blogs, and curated lists by Zagat's local editors.

Time Warner Cable suspends CBS programming blackout

Updated at 9:35 p.m. PT with a Time Warner Cable spokesperson saying it has suspended the programming blackout at CBS' request. After weeks of talks and multiple deadline extensions, CBS and Time Warner Cable failed Monday night to come to terms on fees the cable company must pay to carry the broadcaster's programming in some major U.S. cities, and the cable giant began removing shows like "Under the Dome" from its subscription lineup. CBS and Time Warner Cable logos against the New York skyline

A spokesperson for the cable giant said CBS' "outrageous" fee demands forced it to cut off the network's programming for many of its customers as of midnight ET.
"As of midnight ET, Time Warner Cable customers in New York City, Dallas and Los Angeles will no longer receive their local CBS broadcast stations," Time Warner Cable spokeswoman Maureen Huff said in a statement. "In addition, we have been forced to remove Showtime, TMC, Flix and Smithsonian from our lineups across the country. We offered to pay reasonable increases, but CBS' demands are out of line and unfair -- and they want Time Warner Cable to pay more than others pay for the same programming."
In turn, CBS said it did everything it could to forge a fair agreement and accused Time Warner Cable of misleading the public about their contract talks.
"They continue to engage in a public campaign of disinformation and voodoo mathematics (featuring wildly inflated percentages) while doggedly restating their positions," CBS spokesperson Shannon Jacobs said in a statement. "Time Warner Cable seems incapable of accepting the concept that the value of a company's programming should be in line with its popularity. It is no mystery why this company has dropped more than 50 television stations from its service in the last five years alone, some as recently as last week. CBS remains resolute in the pursuit of fair compensation for our programming and will use the full resources available to us to make sure that Time Warner Cable subscribers are aware of its short-sighted, anti-consumer strategy."
CBS also said it hoped an agreement between the two companies could be reached soon.
In a later e-mail, Huff told CNET that it had suspended the removal of the channels at CBS' request. Jacobs told CNET that talks would continue but did not indicate whether there was a new deadline.

::Nokia Lumia 1020::Photographers, meet your camera phone.

The good: The Nokia Lumia 1020 smartphone's camera captures extremely high-resolution images with fine detail, and puts creative controls at your fingertips.
The bad: A niche device, the Lumia 1020 is $100 pricier than most high-end smartphones. The lens makes it a little bulky. Multiple camera apps are confusing. It lacks manual f-stop control and presets for common shooting scenarios.
The bottom line: Avid mobile photographers will love the Nokia Lumia 1020's exact controls, but casual users should stick to cheaper camera phones.

You can sum up the Nokia Lumia 1020 in three words: 41, megapixel, camera.
It's the Lumia 1020's high-octane shooter -- along with Nokia's custom camera app -- that defines this next marquee Windows Phone 8 device, and that gives mobile photographers a reason to salivate. In the 1020, Nokia pushes the smartphone camera envelope with a combination of raw image-capturing prowess and close-cropping capability that makes it one of the most artistically able smartphone cameras we've tested.
Would we ditch our point-and-shoot cameras and rely on the Lumia 1020 instead? For day-to-day and weekend events, absolutely; the 1020 is the ultimate in convenience and approaches point-and-shoot quality. However, based on our tests so far, Nokia still has a ways to go before it can completely supplant the need for a higher-level standalone camera. We'd take it away for the weekend, but wouldn't use it to shoot our kid's first birthday.

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Miley Cyrus: ‘Smoking marijuana is better than drinking alcohol’

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 Miley Cyrus prefers smoking marijuana to drinking alcohol because it doesn’t make her sick or angry.
The ‘We Can’t Stop’ singer – who is engaged to Liam Hemsworth – enjoys consuming the drug because she doesn’t experience any adverse effects.

ASUU Denies Plan To Call-Off Strike!

ACADEMIC Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has described as speculative reports that the strike embarked upon by the union over the inability of the Federal Government to implement the 2009 agreement it willingly entered into with the union would be called off this Thursday.
National President of ASUU, Dr. Nasir Fagge, told Vanguard that he was surprised to hear that the union was going to call off the strike on Thursday when the issues tabled before government had not been resolved.
Faggae said: “There is nothing like that (suspending the strike). I am also surprised to hear people say that we are going to call off the strike.
He said: “Our members have made it categorically clear what they want. This meeting we had with government on Friday at the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, is just exploratory.
“We are trying to look at issues holistically and see how we are going to address them. So assignments were given to various people that attended the meeting and the expectation is that we will meet tomorrow (today), Monday and look at the assignment given and also look at it on Thursday again.
“So, that is why I’m surprised to hear people say that we are going to suspend strike on Thursday. The mandate of our members is very clear. So, we will wait andsee what the Monday and Thursday meetings unfold and then we report back to our members.”
On how long it would take ASUU leaders to convene a meeting with its members after the meeting with government on Thursday, the ASUU boss said “we are in constant consultation with our members, we don’t really have problems with that.
“After the meeting, we will decide when to link up with our members depending upon what is placed on table on Thursday.”
Commenting on the speculation that the union might suspend the strike if the government met up to 50 per cent of the agreement, Faggae said the union would prefer to get to the bridge before crossing it.
He commended the positive disposition ofthe Joint Senate and House of Representatives Committee on Education towards the resolution of the crisis.
Fagge added: “For us, the interaction we have had with the Joint Committee clearly indicates that they are concerned like other Nigerians”.
“This is expected of the representatives of people. You see the problem has always been that the executive arm of government does not really hearken to advise that are given on how best to address the problems on education in this country.
“We are convinced as a union that the only thing the government can really do for Nigerians is to avail them of education.
“Once you are able to do that, you will see that people will be able to generate jobs and they will be able to take care of themselves and contribute to nation building. So that is the argument we are placing on the table.”

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