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sounds like what happened at Cahokia...

Ancient Aliens: The Vanishings (44 min) TV-PG
Stories have been told throughout history all over the world of civilizations both large and small disappearing without a trace. From a vanished race of giants in China, to the unexplained disappearances of the Mayan and Anasazi peoples, these cultures no longer exist on Earth, but they have left behind some intriguing clues that some say point to an otherworldly explanation. Could examining these disappearances lead us to not only uncover evidence of extraterrestrial intervention in our remote past, but also reveal the consequences for the future of the human race?


http://www.history.com/shows/ancient-aliens/videos/the-vanishings?m=5189717d404fa&s=All&f=1&free=true
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Oh, this is a typical AA episode.  Who doesn't love Giorgio Tsoukalos & know what to expect?  (hence the meme fodder)
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... or binge watch Daredevil on the nice day and try to do something productive on the rainy day
 
Spring is here! Don't forget to get some fresh air over the weekend. ;-)
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looks like a to-do list
 
SF taxicab console, March 2015.

Clockwise from upper left:
- iPhone with earbuds plugged in for phone calls
- Old-school taxicab meter with card swipe reader
- Prius in-dash energy monitor
- Nexus 7 (for GPS?)
- HTC One running Flywheel cab hailing app
- In-dash digital dumb clock

Edit: Just paid for my ride. The iPhone is also the host device for a Square credit card reader, not shown, which he attaches when he needs to. It is probably more reliable than the one attached to the meter.
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CRASH. And he was never seen again.
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We OWNED this portal and proved that it's much easier to hold a portal than to take one from the other side when you have 50 agents battling over the same portal.
 
The Enlightened held the portal at Cahokia Mounds. What will the net effect of that moment be? Will it be subtle or overwhelming? I don't know the answer, but I am fairly certain we will begin to understand the totality of what has just happened in the days to come.

The document I received today has disturbing overtones. It seems Misty Hannah, after being denied her request to leave the Niantic Facility for Los Angeles, attempted to escape like Devra and Jarvis but failed. She promises a world alight with the fire of Enlightenment.

http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=sc228a
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Of the 4 missions I created for this weekend, this mission "Peoria First Saturday March 2015" didn't end up going live until Sunday night.  I'll leave all 4 missions up through at-least next Monday.
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I was seeing approvals times between 24 minutes and 24 hours... now suddenly a week seems like the new normal. So much for my last-minute Engineering Open House mission! Maybe next year.
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My Timex Sinclair 1000 didn't have anything like fancy cassette tape storage, so I had to type all my games from scratch.  Oregon trail was way beyond my typing speed.
 
http://socialmediaweek.org/blog/2015/04/oregon-trail-generation/

Did you come home from middle school and head straight to AOL, praying all the time that you’d hear those magic words, “You’ve Got Mail” after waiting for the painfully slow dial-up internet to connect?  If so, then yes, you are a member of the Oregon Trail Generation.  And you are definitely part of this generation if you hopped in and out of sketchy chat rooms asking others their A/S/L (age/sex/location for the uninitiated).

OMG yes. I also met a pen pal on AOL-- we wrote actual letters to each other to save our minutes and email limits.  

Because we had one foot in the traditional ways of yore and one foot in the digital information age, we appreciate both in a way that other generations don’t.  We can quickly turn curmudgeonly in the face of teens who’ve never written a letter, but we’re glued to our smartphones just like they are.

Those born in the late 70s and early 80s were the last group to have a childhood devoid of all the technology that makes childhood and adolescence today pretty much the worst thing imaginable.  We were the last gasp of a time before sexting, Facebook shaming, and constant communication.

We used pay-phones; we showed up at each other’s houses without warning; we often spoke to our friends’ parents before we got to speak to them; and we had to wait at least an hour to see any photos we’d taken.  But for the group of kids just a little younger than us, the whole world changed, and that’s not an exaggeration.  In fact, it’s possible that you had a completely different childhood experience than a sibling just 5 years your junior, which is pretty mind-blowing.

I've had many conversations with people not much younger than me that were essentially "you were in college without Facebook? wow, what was that like?"

It was awesome. I miss when the Internet was novel and not essential.
We’re an enigma, those of us born at the tail end of the 70s and the start of the 80s. Some of the "generational" experts lazily glob us on to Generation X
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Using either of the URLs at the bottom of this particular XKCD is satisfyingly recursive

http://xkcd.com/1205/
How long can you work on making a routine task more efficient before you're spending more time than you save? (Across five years) [[A table, with the columns labeled "how often you do the task" and the rows labeled "how much time you shave off". The column headings are, from left to right, ...
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Good point =)
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I may or may not have a wifi router with no ddwrt support using this solution. 
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1. do a google search "best dd-wrt routers."
2. pick a brand you like with features you need
3. verify that it has dd-wrt firmware that has been released around
december 2014
4. and most importantly. eBay.

On Sun, Mar 29, 2015 at 4:28 PM, Robert McDonald <****@**>
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> WIRE.
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Finally, a real horoscope
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Really
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Peoria Pizza Works salad. Location of our #ingressfs warmup session. Amazing value, just wish there was a portal here. Amazing night of bands also
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The more things change, the more they stay the same.
 
This leaked transcript between Zeke Calvin, Yuen Ni and Oliver Lynton-Wolfe contains a nugget of truth. The real winner in any war is the arms-maker.

http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=sc221a

In addition to the transcript, an interesting piece of chatter from an Enlightenment group came my way today.. What interested me most was the report that Jarvis spoke to an operative from a portal, and specifically mentioned the Viator. If you've been paying attention, you know who that is. But what does it mean to 'control the Viator?'

"I was at Cahokia Mounds... there's a portal there and it 'said' something weird... 'They who control this portal when the sun goes down on Sunday control the Viator... It sounded like Jarvis's voice. I don't know whether this is real or not, but let's find out. Enlightenment, take and hold this portal on Sunday!"

http://www.nianticproject.com/?id=02tod21
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The good old days!
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Great atmosphere inside, on the patio or the enclosed beer garden. True Irish pub with a good selection of drinks and food. Smithwicks and Guinness to a common domestic beer as well as mixed drinks. Good selection of pub food beyond the typical frozen pizza. Pub Burgers are thick and juicy real beef burgers, as an example. One of a kind on the Farmington road bar scene.
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Make sure you go in hungry. The meat cuts are HUGE, even the hungriest take home leftovers. Salad bar is better than most and could be a full meal by itself. Unlimited baked potatoes on the grill and full-sized Texas toast are included. A side order of mushrooms completes any meal. There are a number of seasonings available at the grill, as well as pre-marinated steaks. The premise is cook your own over one of many large open charcoal grills, and the experience is heightened when you go as a group where the social aspect of standing around the grill with your beer/wine/etc really makes the experience. My only warning is to make sure you have a good fire going in the pit, otherwise it could take 4 hours to cook the steak. To combat this, if you ever see it, there is a unlimited supply of butter available on the grills, use it liberally to _encourage_ the fire. It takes some experience to get the timing down on making garlic toast not too early or too late to be done with the steak. If you have a large party, you can rent a private room and have the grill-party experience without the preparation and clean-up of a home setting. Business meetings go well in this situation. You can discuss your next business deal at the grill with a couple of drinks. Wedding and Bachelor/Bachelorette (and combined) parties go well in the same situation. Easy access by car or boat. Right next to the harbor.
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