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Short of it: I do NOT recommend +Sling TV service.

For the past half year, we've cut the cord on cable and have thoroughly enjoyed it. There hasn't been too much of an issue and this lifestyle has suited our viewing habits. Up until I wanted to watch the NBA Playoffs. With games being played on TNT and WatchESPN, it hasn't been easy to catch the games. So, I made the quick move to try out Sling TV for 7-days for free.
Initially, it was nice. I opted for the Best of Live (beta) package, which included Fox (local) and Fox Sports, to see if I liked the service. A few days later, I switched over to the Best of Live that included ESPN. You can switch the subscriptions from their website. I should have realized the problem immediately.

I could go in a change my subscription -- adding one, and taking another off. I reviewed my choices were correct. I, then, submitted the order. I, then, flipped on my Roku. It was curious -- my channels didn't change. I went back into the website -- to check my account. Again, curious. Now, I had BOTH packages activated!

So, I went through the process again and took off the beta package and added the normal package. Review. Submit. Checked the Roku and nothing had changed. I would repeat this process over the next few days, checking periodically. My Roku kept showing me that I had the beta package.
And then FINALLY, on JUNE 14, I noticed I had BOTH packages. So, I went back into the website and tried AGAIN, to remove the Beta package (which was checked again) and add just the normal package. Review. Submit.

Nothing...

So, today, I checked my credit card bill. Sure enough, I had been charged for BOTH packages SINCE JUNE 3rd! I chatted with customer service and they wouldn't accommodate the difficulty or changes.

End of story: I CANCELLED Sling. Nothing is worth this kind of hassle. Terrible interface. Terrible system. Terrible service. Not only that, the Roku app was horridly slow and laggy. I ended up losing $15 through the hassle. It doesn't sound like much, but the returns on that investment were a few hours of playoff basketball.

My recommendation is skip over this service. Find something else.
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Check out the UpLight and its community. This cool device will radically change the way you wake up! Enter now and win cool prizes by supporting my bro!

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Liking this new braided steel watchband. The leather one is nice but I wanted more heft and didn't want to go linked as many have linked bands. #feelslikeanewwatchagain
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thanks dude!
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Thanks Auctmarts for the Repsol Replica fairings. The fitment wasn't great and there were chipped and cracked paint.  But for the price, it can't be beat! 
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A little late to the game, but picked up a SteelConnect for the 360, along with a black, alligator leather band with deployment clasp. Looks more like a watch now!

+Steel Connect​
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I put my name on the backorder list they are out of stock with expected availability in 2-5 weeks
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Looks like Motorola went with improving the internals. The externals don't look too far removed from the old 360 + SteelConnect adapters. I don't mind the flat tire with the ambient light sensor. I liked that feature. And if I'm correct, it's still the only watch that has wireless charging. Huge win in my opinion.

And... it will work with the iPhone (so will the old 360 though)...
 
Two sizes, three models, and lots of customization are Motorola's game this year. 
Last year, Motorola released the first smartwatch that truly turned heads, the Moto 360. A round watch in a sea of squares, the 360 looked great and became the poster child for Android Wear. But it...
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Ministry or Disciple-Making?

So how do you know if you are making disciples instead of just doing ministry? Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

1.Who in your church is making disciples? What are their names? If you can’t name the people who are making disciples, it’s probably not happening.

2. Do those you have named as disciple makers know that they are making disciples? If they don’t know they are making disciples, it’s probably not happening.

3. What are the names of the people who are being discipled by those disciple makers? If the disciple makers can’t name the people they are discipling, then discipleship is probably not happening.

4. Do the people who are being discipled by those disciple makers know they are being discipled by them? If not, then discipleship is probably not happening. The 12 disciples knew they were being discipled by Jesus.

5. How do you know when the one who is making disciples has actually made a disciple? If you don’t know how to answer this question, then discipleship is likely not happening. Jesus said in John 17 that he had finished the work the Father had given him to do. He knew when his work with the 12 was completed.

If you don’t know how to answer these questions, then you are likely not making disciples the way that Jesus made disciples.

http://thev3movement.org/2015/03/ministry-at-the-cost-of-discipleship/
As I talk with various church leaders, I am discovering a common misunderstanding about the difference between ministry and disciple making.
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Get an Accessport for Your WRX/STI Right Now

For a long time, I've watched and admired the cars that made rally racing popular. Certainly, along the lines the American muscle car rivalry of Mustang v. Camaro, the WRX STI v EVO has been a longstanding one. When the Lancer Evolution VIII debuted in America in 2003, Mitsubishi brought the rivalry stateside, going toe-to-toe with the "blob-eye" WRX/STI. Since then, I've secretly coveted one of these machines, although always favoring the EVO for its sharper handling, despite its rather pedestrian (rental car) interior quality. 

So, when the opportunity to pick up an STI popped up (and a very strong desire to rid myself of the VW GTI curse), only a few things had to align in order for me to be convinced to get one. After some negotiating, I picked up a 2014 Subaru STI. However, what I didn't realize (because I didn't do enough research or forum stalking) is that my "dream car" was a ticking time bomb, as a result of compliance with federal emissions and fuel mileage regulations.

Doing what most enthusiasts do, I joined the forums (in this case, NASIOC) and began reading up on my car. Immediately, the horror stories came front and center (as they usually do; people tend to talk more about what's going wrong than what's going right). As I understand it, Subaru did two major things that crippled the car:

1) The changed the recommendations with regards to kind of oil to be used in the motor. Not only did they remove the language that would allow the use of more viscous motor oils (typical of high performance, force induced motors), but they recommended a resource conserving oil. The Subaru factory recommendation is for the use of RC 5W-30 synthetic oil in the EJ motor. Problem is, even the recommended factory oil, by way of oil analysis, can be sheared down to a 20 weight oil. This "thinness" is completely unacceptable for the lubrication of rod bearings in this potent motor. As a result, many owners have gone on to use a Euro-spec 5W-30 to stay within warranty guidelines or have bucked the warranty risk and gone with a heavier 5W-40. The popular oil is a tractor oil -- Shell's Rotella T6.

2) The second crippling thing that Subaru did was ship these high performance machines with terrible stock ECU tunes. The most troubling aspect of this tune is how critically close Subaru runs the air:fuel ratio (AFR) at peak torque and boost. As you can imagine, running a lean mixture at that point can lead to catastrophic results. The potential for premature detonation, made known by the tell-tale "knock," is high.

Just as owners can take matters into their own hands by running a more viscous oil, the reasonable solution for resolving the terrible stock ECU tune is this:

Buy a #CobbTuning Accessport

Certainly, you can (and probably should) get a professional tune for the uniqueness of your car, especially if you've gone about making modifications to your car. However, if you are looking for a cost-effective solution, Cobb's Accessport (AP) is the best option out there. I want to stress that if you plan on driving your car anywhere near what these cars were built to do, you should get an AP. However, anecdotally, even if you're driving like a grandma in your 300+-hp STI, it doesn't preclude you from having issues; although, I will say that having an AP doesn't preclude you either, but the potential is reduced.

So, even if you're stock (like me), an AP provides great benefit. First, it shortens the delay period between closed loop and open loop fueling. Second, it improves the AFR at full torque and full boost to a safer value -- roughly around 11-12. Third, it improves drivability of the car. Everyone who has an STI knows about the little burble around 2,500 rpms. With an AP, it's gone. Throttle response lag is gone, but isn't abrupt like it is in S# mode. Overall, an AP Stage 1 (for a stock intake, stock exhaust) makes the car feel and drive like it should have from the factory. 

Recommendation: If you own a WRX/STI and are debating whether or not you should pick up an AP, don't think about it anymore. Buy one today! It's one of the best things that you can do to safely operate your vehicle in the manner that it was intended and built for.

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Lots of fun until your motor explodes. I suppose the fun (money permitting) would be in the rebuild process and getting things done wrong, done the right way. We'll see. Hoping for it to be stable for a few years.
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Is there a watch face that utilizes the compass feature to alter the shadows on the watch face?
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Cool I'll be on the lookout for it.
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"Tell me. Do you bleed?... You will."

That's Batman, speaking to Superman, in this leaked trailer.

https://vid.me/NlzG
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This is the coolest thing EVAR!
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In another life, I'm a racing motorcycles, throwing touchdown passes or tearing around a track in a racecar. In this life, I'm being called to make disciples that make disciples -- shepherding the flock -- at a new church, coming soon! Ask me about how to join God in the restoration of all things.
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  • Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary
    Worship, 2009 - 2014
    Master's of Divinity, Worship
  • University of Michigan
    Cellular, Molecular Biology, 1994 - 1998
    Bachelor's of Science
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Other than the front door sticking, it's been an A+++ experience!
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Went here for a simple oil and filter change. Came away with more knowledge about my car than when I came in. These guys are helpful, nice and knowledgeable. Looking forward to continued relationship with these guys. Major thanks to Riyaad and Joe who helped me out!
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I want to personally thank and appreciate the folks in the Pre-Owned Sales department; in particular, Tommy Dorsey and Jennifer Carrel. Having sold cars, I can tell you that these two are two of the best sales people I've ever been around. They truly understand the value of customer service by actually serving the customer, rather than treating them like a number (or an "up" to be converted). I purchased a 2014 Subaru from them and needed to trade in my 2009 VW. Tommy and Jennifer worked tirelessly, through the late night, to hammer out a reasonable deal for me. All wasn't perfect with the car though. When I drove the car off the lot, I had noticed some tire noise that hadn't dissipated after a week of driving. Tommy and Jennifer arranged for the car to be looked at under the TB4L program -- extended not to just new cars, but their pre-owned cars as well. Upon determining that there was indeed an issue with the tires, Tommy and Jennifer went above and beyond AGAIN, by reimbursing me the purchase for replacement tires! Who does that? I also have to make special commendation of the Service Department, in particular, Dino Muller. When I brought the car in to inspect the issue, his well-mannered, polite and knowledgeable disposition made the entire process a pleasure. How many places can you say that about? Ted Britt Chevrolet in Chantilly has an extremely warm, cooperative and servicing staff. I would HIGHLY recommend going there for you next car purchase, finance and service! Thank you, Ted Britt Chevrolet for making my first pre-owned car purchase a pleasant experience! May more business come your way!
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Dr. Hope performed a microdiscectomy on my L5-S1. He was absolutely wonderful. Would highly recommend this highly rated physician. If you're going to have this kind of surgery, it's best to get it done by an neurosurgeon rather than an orthopedist.
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