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In decades of service, the SR-71 “Blackbird” long-range reconnaissance aircraft was never hit by an enemy missile thanks not only to its stealthy profile, but its speed. When targeted by a missile, the standard operating procedure was to simply accelerate (the craft is capable of exceeding Mach 3) and leave it behind.

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November 18, 2022

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In decades of service, the SR-71 “Blackbird” long-range reconnaissance aircraft was never hit by an enemy missile thanks not only to its stealthy profile, but its speed. When targeted by a missile, the standard operating procedure was to simply accelerate (the craft is capable of exceeding Mach 3) and leave it behind.

🔍 A Google-y Day

Happy Friday! Google is making a few announcements to finish off the week. New search filters and view modes are rolling out to Google Maps, better food searching is coming to Google Search, and YouTube on TVs now has a Netflix-like intro sound.

We’re now one week away from Black Friday, which means more sales are popping up. Google’s Pixel phones are still up to $150 off, the latest iPad is $50 off, and Google’s Nest Audio smart speaker is half-price right now.

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