Get ready for the last eclipse of 2019 this holiday season.
What a magical time Christmas is! Space now has a gift for us; the last solar eclipse of 2019. Solar eclipse, also known as "ring of fire" eclipse will occur on Thursday, December 26, at 8:17 a.m. GMT+3.
The "ring of fire" will be visible from Saudi Arabia, Qatar, India, Sumatra, Borneo, Guam, and the Philippines. People in other parts of Asia, Australia, and Africa will be able to see a part of the eclipse.
The reason why it's called "ring of fire" is that the eclipse will occur a couple of days after the moon reaches apogee, which is the farthest distance of the moon from Earth, and the size of the moon in the sky will be smaller than the sun. Thus, it won't block the sun entirely, instead, it will block a big part of it and the parts that aren't blocked will look like a "ring of fire."
Solar Eclipse will be visible from Hofuf, Saudi Arabia, it'll last for 2 minutes and 55 seconds, the partial eclipse will begin before sunrise and the annular will begin at 6:34 a.m.
It'll also be visible from Mangalore, India, it will last for 1 minute and 49 seconds, and the partial eclipse will begin at 8:04 a.m. and the annular will begin at 9:24 a.m.
Another place that the eclipse will be visible is Jaffna, Sri Lanka, it'll last for 3 minutes and 8 seconds, the partial eclipse will begin at 8:09 a.m. and the annular eclipse will begin 9:33 a.m.
Singapore will also be able to watch the Eclipse for 1 minute and 58 seconds. The partial eclipse will begin at 11:27 a.m. and the annular eclipse will begin at 1:22 p.m.
In Sarangani, Philippines, the Eclipse will be visible for 2 minutes 25 seconds, and the partial eclipse will begin at 12:44 p.m. and the annular eclipse will begin at 2:29 p.m.
Guam will be the last place on Earth to see the eclipse for 3 minutes 4 seconds. The partial eclipse will begin at 3:33 p.m. and the annual eclipse will begin at 4:54 p.m.
For those who live in the parts of the world where they can't watch the eclipse, here's a link to watch it online.
The social network has set aside $3 billion to cover future fines related to its privacy practices. When will Facebook users say "enough is enough!"? #deletefacebook #privacy
If you’re a Facebook user wondering if your personal information has been leaked, the answer by this point is almost certainly “yes.” The latest privacy snafu in a long series of them involves about 267 million users. Comparitech and security researcher Bob Diachenko spotted a repository of Facebook user data exposed online for multiple weeks. It has since vanished but not before links to the data appeared on hacker forums. Yes, this is the company that wants to create its own operating system so it can stop using the open source Android OS.
The data was available in Elasticsearch, a distributed full-text search engine. The researchers report that the Facebook database first appeared in Elasticsearch on or around December 4th. On December 12th, the data appeared as a download on a hacker forum. Two days later, Diachenko discovered the database and sent an abuse report to the ISP associated with the AP address. On December 19th, the database vanished from Elasticsearch.
We can safely assume an unknown number of online criminal types managed to grab the database before it went offline. The 267,140,436 records didn’t include passwords or other highly sensitive information, but it did have Facebook IDs, phone numbers, full name, and a timestamp. From that, someone could find your Facebook profile to gather more intelligence and conduct an effective phishing attack. Comparitech notes that the database would be idea for SMS-based scams.
We don’t currently know how the data ended up online. It’s possible a group gained access to Facebook’s system via a security flaw, but it may also have come from Facebook’s developer API. The company restricted access to that API in 2018 after the scale of the Cambridge Analytica scandal came to light. Previously, Facebook’s lax policies made it easy for developers to scrape data from the social network. While sharing that data was technically against Facebook’s rules, it had no way to stop it.
It’s troubling that this lead of millions of user records is actually a relatively minor scandal for Facebook. The company says it is looking into the incident but says it believes the data was taken before it changed its API rules last year. It’s not too worried about the outcome of the investigation, though.
Pyramids found by archaeologists on the Kola peninsula prove the existence of an ancient civilization in Russia, yet another global pyramid connection as we have seen before on ApparentlyApparel.com.
Currently, archaeological excavations near the pyramids, which, according to preliminary estimates, are at least two times older than the Egyptian ones, have been resumed on the Kola Peninsula.
Because the last ice age removed the top sediment layer of the soil, the Kola Peninsula is on the surface extremely rich in various ores and minerals, including apatites and nephelines; copper, nickel, and iron ores; mica; kyanites; ceramic materials, as well as rare-earth elements and non-ferrous ores. Deposits of construction materials such as granite, quartzite, and limestone are also abundant. Diatomaceous earth deposits are common near lakes and are used to produce insulation.
Scientists who have previously made an expedition to these northern parts of Russia believe that the Kola peninsula may be the ancestral home of the most ancient civilization on Earth. A weighty argument for this hypothesis is the pyramids discovered by scientists and huge stone slabs created 9000-40000 years ago.
Interestingly, all the pyramids are positioned clearly in the direction of East-West. It also turned out that the pyramids were rebuilt three times by ancient people, each time increasing them in height.
The question remains open – who could have built these structures and were they built in connection with the abundant natural resources in the area?
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Like it or not we’re rapidly moving into the world of 5G, or 5th generation cellular telecommunications. Why? Because the frequency bandwidths used currently by cell phones and similar technologies are becoming saturated. And also because we live in a world where people want more.
5G, and the Internet of Things (IoT) that goes with it, promises to give us more.
But more what?
Super-Fast Download Speeds
5G and IoT promises to connect us in our homes, schools, workplaces, cities, parks and open spaces to over a trillion objects around the world. It promises cars that drive themselves, washing machines that order their own washing powder and softener plus of course super fast downloads and streaming.
According to Fortune.com 5G will support at least 100 billion devices and will be 10 to 100 times faster than current 4G technology. (4G was already about 10 times faster than 3G).
It’ll bring download speed up to 10 Gigabits per second. This would let us have an entire building of people send each other data in close to no time, thus improving productivity.
What is 5G?
5G offers mind-blowing data capabilities, practically unrestricted call volumes and near infinite data broadcast. It does this by 5G using largely untapped bandwidth of the millimeter wave (MMW), which is between 30GHz and 300GHz, as well as some lower and mid-range frequencies.
This table compares the different generations of mobile technologies:
(AA) A government-funded study says radiation from mobile phones can change the way brains process sugar.
Is that a big deal? The scientists aren't sure, according to media giant CNN Health's (fake news) report. But our story has some scary tidbits.
Like this quote, from Dr. Nora Volkow, the Journal of the American Medical Association study's lead author and a neuroscientist at the National Institutes of Health:
"The human brain is sensitive to the electromagnetic radiation emitted by cell phones, but for the brain to be impacted the cell phone has to be close to the antenna. So keep your brain away from the antenna."
In layman's terms: "It's better to be safe than sorry," she says.
Despite years of research, there's still no conclusive proof cell phone radiation causes cancer and other health problems in the brain. Studies, some of them funded by the wireless industry, have produced contradictory findings. But the nearly ubiquitous devices haven't been proven 100% safe either. So, for the sake of argument, let's say you are worried about this and you do want to "keep your brain away from the antenna."
How do you actually do that?
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