The planet, named Kepler-138 b, is the first exoplanet smaller than the Earth to have both its mass and its size measured. It is one of three planets that orbit the star Kepler-138 and that pass in front of it on every orbit as viewed from Earth — a maneuver that astronomers call a transit. "Each time a planet transits the star, it blocks a small fraction of the star's light, allowing us to measure the size of the planet," said Dr. Daniel Jontof-Hutter, a research associate in astronomy at Penn State who led the study.
"We also measured the gravity of all three planets, using data from NASA's Kepler mission, by precisely observing the times of each transit," Jontof-Hutter said. The astronomers also were able to measure the masses of these planets. "Each planet periodically slows down and accelerates ever so slightly from the gravity of its neighboring planets. This slight change in time between transits allowed us to measure the masses of the planets," Jontof-Hutter explained. After measuring both the mass and size of an exoplanet, astronomers then can calculate its density and its bulk composition.
While Plex does indeed have a paid tier, and they do charge for (some) of their apps, it's pretty much a free product. The paid tier gets you some of the newest features and access to the most recently supported platforms, but beyond that, the free product is not crippled in any way. None of that is my point.
Plex and Kodi started from the same project, and although the two products are not 1:1, they're pretty goddamn close. Plex is available in the Fire TV App Store but Kodi is not. Amazon could have believably cited the approval process to keep Kodi out of their app store (you could only sideload it as it was [and still is]) - hell, they haven't let a Plex update through since I bought the box - but they chose to go this piracy route. Pretty disingenuous, it seems to me.
Also, Plex rules. Kodi is a great product, but Plex is very full-featured, if less extensible, and is a lot easier to support.
..Wasn't this how the new I am Legend started?
"Not so much. The author of TFS is an idiot. He missed McNary, John Day, The Dalles, and Bonneville dams."
Thank you. That really irked me. "the last free-flowing section of the Columbia River." No, not so much.
"Very convenient until you want to leave your iPhone and switch back to plain old text messages because suddenly you'll be unable to receive text messages from your iPhone-toting friends."
That's not how it works. And the "obscure workaround" linked is simply instructions for how to send an iMessage as a text, like in the cases where iMessage fails (poor reception).