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Ben Latterell
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Attended Appalachian State University
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The latest in Portland police news hahha
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Happy Mums Day to all the Mothers out there! ! ! ! ! !

This was this morning - her first go pro selfie stick mono pod experience!
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May Day 2011 (NOT today!)
Happy May Day folks
 
May Day Protest
Portland, Oregon
May 2011

Thousands of people marched this May in the streets of our fair city to advocate for immigration reform. I took this from a rooftop about 10 stories up.

Have a excellent Monday folks, thanks for all the adds to circles over the weekend :)
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I remember this and can't for the life of me remember what it was about.
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Is this seriously happening? This story is surreal. Is anyone else watching this? It's seems like the best crime show that no one knows about. 
Mr. Durst, the scion of a wealthy New York real estate family, was arraigned on first-degree murder charges in the 2000 death of a close friend.
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People still watch TV?!
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For all bitcoin’s growing pains, it represents the future of money and global finance.
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Downtown #Baltimore, I'm up in your bidness! 
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that's just a very long (20 seconds) photo exposure, so the light stacks upon itself in the image ;) also look at how much light the bus emits, or the faint presence of a "ghost" bus behind it (which left through the center lane halfway through the exposure, it seems)
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Thinking of #Nepal

View of Kathmandu from Basantapur Tower taken Sept 2013
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everything is gone with the earthquake. i wonder when will i see the same view.god help Nepal.
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Found at a client site! #microsoft #windows #version 3.1 #floppy
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The difference between your clients and mine: yours aren't actually still using it.
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Today is the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. I took this image on a summer visit there several years ago with some friends from Germany. Eerie and solemn place.
 
SS Guard House, (Death Gate), Birkenau, Poland 2008

A visit to the concentration camps in Poland.
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Photographer and Information Technologist currently residing in Portland, Oregon. Interested in Computers, Technology, Atheism, Photography, Humanity, Learning, Education, Snowboarding, Cycling, Neuroscience, Information Flows, Knowledge
Introduction
I am an IT consultant and Photographer based in Portland Oregon.

I work for several small and medium sized businesses in the Portland area as their primary Systems Administrator, maintaining and upgrading their company IT infrastructure as necessary to support their business needs. I specialize in assisting non-profits, start-ups, and scientific/medical research organizations, and work primarily in a Microsoft Windows environment. 

I have experience working in high tech facilities and for laboratories/universities doing research in fields such as assistive technologies for patients with acquired brain injury, photovoltaic nanomaterials laboratories, and I'm currently supporting the highly technical needs of a quantum-dot-based nano-research lab that is developing the next generation of low-cost, high-performance lighting solutions.

I also support several offices around town that work in areas such as accounting, taxes, finance, education, architecture, engineering, and many other areas, and am always happy to consider new work. 

I have several clients that service low income people in healthcare and financial troubles and truly desire to help humanity in any way possible by using my skills for the betterment of the human race. 

More than likely you've stumbled across my profile for one of several reasons I can try to decipher for you by creating a hash tag cloud of topics I may, on occasion, be revolving around ~

photography HDR Portland Oregon science reason learning education atheism neuroscience thinking thinkers philosophy technology Internet travel photos reddit design art snowboarding bicycling bicycles consulting hardware software photographer design creative wine nerd cell mobile iPhone android psychology sociology virology reality consciousness twitter genetics informatics systems theory brain politics economics media analysis networks happiness LGBTQ equality environment biosystems poetry music culture government community ecology horticulture activism research hacking computers REDDIT

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Any of my posts may be shared with the public (exclusions may apply in private message situations...etc, but in general) feel free to share anything I post. I only post to limited circles to provide relevancy to the varying circles I am contained within. Thank you :)

I specialize in small business IT assistance mostly in hardware and software.

I don't have a particular photography specialization however for income I shoot primarily property/architecture/real estate/fashion semi-professionally ~ it just doesn't pay ALL the bills...YET :)

Love connecting with all the other photographers out there! Great seeing your work.

Hoping to flesh out this profile box a bit more over the coming months, this site has such potential to really connect all of us if we just open ourselves up and be exposed and vulnerable. Not easy words to live by, but being whole-heartedly genuine and honest will expose you in this harsh yet gentle world.

Some quotes I've found over the past year to be enlightening ~

"Any measurement that you make without the knowledge of its uncertainty is completely meaningless."
Professor Walter Lewin

"I am not a gender essentialist; Gender is an arbitrary cultural construct. Identity is unfixed and mutable and gender is performative; the sententious morality of black-and-white distinctions are an unnatural threat from an ancient past." ~ unknown

Facebook isn't real, it's an imaginary playland. Don't ever forget that. ~Ben

We can love each other and enjoy life, or judge each other and be miserable.

Scribbled secret notebooks for your own joy ~ Kerouac

"Nothing we have is worth hurting anyone else for. It's all fleeting people. Stop seeing race, religion, sex, orientation, colour, etc...
They are all just people, and if you try to love them you won't lose anything."

In tranced fixation dreaming upon the object before you.

The nail that sticks up must be pounded down. ~ common Japanese saying

Knowing ignorance is strength. Ignoring knowledge is sickness (Tao Te Ching)

We can no longer believe that we are born into a world to accumulate wealth and abandon ourselves to mortal pleasures. ~?

"The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow Roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars, and in the middle, you see the blue center-light pop, and everybody goes ahh..."

"Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to...."

"...A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude..." - Aldous Huxley

William Torrey Harris, US Commissioner of Education from 1889-1906:
"Ninety-nine [students] out of a hundred are automata, careful to walk in prescribed paths, careful to follow the prescribed custom. This is not an accident but the result of substantial education which, scientifically defined, is the subsumption of the individual..." (from p. 13)

"...Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see." ~Magritte

Try to get people to think in terms of 'us' instead of me me me

Gear is awesome, especially new gear. And I'll geek out with the best of them. But at the end of the day, it's the brain 3 inches behind the camera that makes the photo.

"All men are brothers, we like to say, half-wishing sometimes in secret it were not true. But perhaps it is true. And is the evolutionary line from protozoan to Spinoza any less certain? That also may be true. We are obliged, therefore, to spread the news, painful and bitter though it may be for some to hear, that all living things on earth are kindred."
-Abbey-

"Here's to the crazy ones. The Misfits. The Rebels. The trouble - makers. The round Heads Holes in the square. The ones who see things Differently. They're not Fond of the rules, and they have no respect for the status - quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And Them while some may see as the crazy ones, we see Genius. Because the people who are crazy Enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do " ~?
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The title of this box is strange to me, I will not be filling it out.
Education
  • Appalachian State University
    Information Systems
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National Security Agency (NSA) Planted Stuxnet-Type Malware Deep Within Hard Drive Firmware, including Samsung, Western Digital, Seagate, Ma

The meaning of 9/11's most controversial photo | Jonathan Jones | Commen...
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Bitcoin Wallet
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*** Make sure you are scanning the QR Code in Account Settings not on the welcome page ***Download our free, secure and all-new Bitcoin Wall

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Justices side with Hobby Lobby and rule companies can claim religious exemption from Obamacare birth control mandate

Nagios - Nagios Overview
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Nagios is the industry-standard in IT infrastructure monitoring. Nagios provides enterprise-class Open Source monitoring of hosts, services,

US Charges Five Chinese Military Officials with Economic Espionage
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The United States has filed criminal charges against Chinese military officials for hacking and cyber espionage against several American com

Google’s modular $50 smartphone set for January 2015 release
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Project Ara 'Grey Phone' will be a frame, screen, Wi-Fi connection and processor – ready for users to customise

Work-life balance: what changes could help improve yours?
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New labour laws in France protect workers from responding to emails after 6pm, and a trial in Sweden is reducing work hours to just 30 hours

Meet Patrick Byrne: Bitcoin Messiah, CEO of Overstock, Scourge of Wall S...
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Patrick Byrne says the zombie apocalypse is coming, and there's one thing that can save us: bitcoin.

Pebble
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The official Pebble smart watch app. Works on both the original Pebble and Pebble Steel. The Pebble smart watch connects to your Android pho

Is San Francisco losing its soul?
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The big pay cheques of the tech boom are changing the City by the Bay as Twitter and Google millionaires take over its bohemian haunts. Coul

In mining, we trust. - Bitcoin Magazine
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In mining we trust. On the side of the US $1 bill it says “In God, we trust”. Because money is all about trust. Trust that it’s real, trust

OSUOSL
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The Oregon State University Open Source Lab is the home of growing, high-impact open source communities.

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Researchers watched how molecules form memories in real-time through advanced imaging technology.

San Francisco's guerrilla protest at Google buses swells into revolt
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Campaign against tech giant pricing ordinary citizens out of the housing market becomes increasingly disruptive and forces city to act

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IntelCrawler found that the BlackPOS Malware used in TARGET Data Breach was developed by 17-Year Old Russian Hacker Sergey Taraspov (ree4)

CloudFlare
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CloudFlare: Web Performance and Security for any Website

LRTimelapse
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Your instrument for professional time lapse photography

Girls Will Accept Bitcoin for Their Lemonade and Cookies
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Two young girls are selling treats through Bitcoin The lemonade stand of the future is here. In this photo, going wildly popular on Reddit,

Do check this place out! Highly recommended. Very authentic and gracious owner who often, if not always, checks in on customers. A gem in little Italy I'll always go back to.
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Do not use your credit card here. You'll get charged WAY more than just going down to get it all done automatically. I was charged $10 for 5 minutes of use. Absurd.
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reviewed 8 months ago
Meaningful, attentive service in an atmosphere I can only describe as quintessentially Japanese. Superb, friendly staff, dedicated to your experience.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
As a resident of downtown Portland, TCJ is my go-to spot for delicious and well priced Thai cuisine. The proprietor is a hoot and always smiling and having fun which brightens my day. To go orders are quick and dine-in is delicious and attentive.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
My review is a bit late but I had an excellent time with this company. They were very accommodating, trustworthy, friendly, fun, and reasonable with all requests. We took a multi-day trip, stopping at some amazing places in the back country of Nepal. I highly recommend this business for any mountain biking needs and desires in Pokhara!
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