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Holy Moley have we put a lot of stuff in space!
Stuff in Space. Stuff in Space is a realtime 3D map of objects in Earth orbit, visualized using WebGL. The website updates daily with orbit data from Space-Track.org and uses the excellent satellite.js Javascript library to calculate satellite positions. About the author. My name is James Yoder; ...
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Google Inbox has been more fun than I expected it to be. It's different, mind you, but useful. Being able to snooze messages and select bundle types (and setting whether you are notified for certain bundles) is pretty cool.

I have a handful of invites if anyone wants to give it a try!
Inbox by Gmail is a new app from the Gmail team. Inbox is an organized place to get things done and get back to what matters. Bundles keep emails organized. See the Highlights without opening emails. Plan or procrastinate with Snooze, and get things done with Reminders.
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Agreed, Inbox is great!
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Poor books these days. They don't get the love they deserve.
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I think I have never seen a book as lovely as the recycled tree it came from. THE WAX POET.
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I really love my Nook, but the online shopping experience (both on the device and the Nook app) is horrible. Discovery and exploration are almost impossible. Come on Barnes and Noble. You can do better! 
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+Brooke Johnson That's sneaky! Smart, devious, and incredibly wise!

I do the same thing, but was trying to peruse the selection on Nook today since I had the Nook in my hand. After disappointment on the device itself, I opened up the Nook app on my phone. Better than the e-reader, but still horrible.
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Your super accurate horoscope for 2015 is ready to go!

(stolen from reddit)
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Ah I beg to differ. 9.3x10^6 km closer or further from the nearest G type dwarf and we'd all be having a pretty bad day. Just note what a 23deg tilt does for the seasons! 
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Downloading a speech jammer onto my phone has been one of the best things I've done this year.

Weeee!
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If you ever wonder why we have such strict rules when it comes to pharmaceuticals in the U.S., this article shows, quite clearly, the reasons for those rules. There were more than 64 deaths and more than 680 people developing meningitis and other infections because a small group of people didn't follow the rules.

From the Sulfanilamide incident in the US to the Thalidamide birth defects worldwide to the Tylenol Murders in Chicago, the rules surrounding the manufacture, preparation, and sale of drugs in the US were created from and shaped by death and tragedy. Our laws have been mostly reactive, and they are only strict because it has been proven time and again that they need to be. Shortcuts and adulteration costs lives. The FDA and cGMPs (and Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations) exist to save lives and protect the consumer, despite the organization being an apparently easy punching bag for pundits and politicians.

When the rules seem onerous or inconvenient, remember why they are there.
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If you haven't read any of +S. A. Hunt​​ you are missing out. His post on reddit is a great story and a solid recommendation for The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree.

Also, I will never tell you my Reddit username.
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+S. A. Hunt​ yup. It was a good story and I love running across people I recognize on reddit.
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Now for my friendly yearly warning!

Do not believe ANYTHING you see online tomorrow. Seriously. Anything. News, announcements... nothing is sacred!

April fools is no joke. Tell your friends!

p.s. This goes double for anything I post.
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You mom is on the marriage hotline and has already got a prank call.
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I love my little Sriracha bottle and used it on my lunch today. These things are awesome!
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Will keep that in mind next time I'm down that way. Thanks!

And yea, I have stuff to make things taste better, but I'd need a duffle bag to bring them. With this thing at least I have something.

The local version of jambalaya is... well, calling it a joke is a compliment.
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The great outdoors!
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Did you use a selfie stick, bro? LoL
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Have you ever wondered about evolution and how things work? This class from Duke University starts January 1st, is completely free, and will give you a solid foundation for further exploration.

Seriously. Go sign up. It's free!
Introduction to Genetics and Evolution is a free online class taught by Dr. Mohamed Noor of Duke University
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+No Way has been blocked due to ass-hattery.
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Educator, Skeptic, Infidel

I love reading, writing, board games, Free and Open Source Software, Linux, Science, and a host of other magical things.
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