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Note: I've moved this conversation over to my new account >> +Brendan O'Brien  << please follow me there and we can continue the discussion.

Anyone have some thoughts on the best DSLRs for shooting video? I've done some searching and the Canon 5D MkIII and the 6D seem to come out on top. Anyone have a different experience?

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Thanks for all the great advice everyone. The A7S looks really good. I'll have to be looking into that more. I'm not committed to Canon. I don't have a suite of lenses or anything like that.

On that note: I'm actually in the middle of moving my stuff over to a new G+ account. If you're all willing, I've continued the conversation over there

>> I'll be closing down this account soon, so hopefully see you there :)
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Is organic food better for your health? Short answer: no.
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To be honest, an "Expert in Their Respective Field" is not a very good reason to believe everything you hear and see today.  Many companies like Monsanto provide big Incentives and end up Paying Experts to back up their claims.  Even if it means Lying.  
A big reason to not trust "Experts" completely is that Experts is a largely over used term.  Take Physics for example.  Physics is s system that is built on Theory after Theory after Theory after Theory.  should one of those be wrong, it all collapses.

Archaeology is another reason to not trust the term "Experts" considering their belief that the Pyramids were built with Bronze and Stone tools.  They want us to believe that not only were the Pyramids built that way, but other structures as well.  Yet, some of those structures have Granite.  Have you ever tried to cut Granite with Bronze or Stone tools?  It's not going to happen.

Medical "Experts" all the time make claims on TV about this Drug or that Drug, yet you always see Law Suit after Law Suit being filed against Drugs that were made with Modern Medical Science Means.  Why sacrifice one symptom merely to gain another or more?

Again, I'm not saying we should just trust any random hoodlum out there.  Yet, many Amateur Scientist today are making headway, where "Mainstream" is not.  And I put emphasis on "Mainstream" for a reason.  So, you're going to sit there and tell me that "Mainstream" "Conventional" Methods are better than "Traditional" methods in Agriculture?

I'll definitely go Organic any day of the week over GMO and Conventional.  GMO and Conventional is just like the Medical Drug.  They're trying to shove crap down your throat that is nothing more than a Drug that is causing more harm than good.
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Before this pizza gets baked, it gets baked:

A Vancouver pizzeria is serving up slices with an extra special ingredient — if you're over 18 and have been prescribed marijuana by a doctor.

What are your thoughts on marijuana oil-infused pizza?
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Haha probably true
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Not a bad idea
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There is nothing really to add to this except, I can't wait.
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You should change all of your passwords that you use online. All of them. A recent security hole in OpenSSL has been discovered that pretty much opens up 75% of the secure internet. 

These are sites like your bank, email, facebook, etc. Even the Canada Revenue Agency site is affected. Change your password at any site that uses a secure login (HTTPS). What they use is a form of SSL certificates. These encrypted certificates are what hold your password, username, etc. when you login. And it is these encrypted certificates that attackers can read.

This should be fairly painless if you use a password manager. If you don't, this would be a good time to start. And don't think you're immune from attack. 


-  Get and use a password manager
-  Change all of your passwords
- Use the password manager to create strong alphanumeric passwords that are longer than 16 characters.
- Never use the same passwords across sites.

Say an attacker gets your name, username, and password from your account on some little forum that you visit. They now try that at every other site. So, if you use that same password at your bank, tax account, facebook, email -- they now have your password for everything.

There are some great password managers for windows, mac, and linux. Even for iOS and Android phones. If want more info or need help let me know.
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A good story about creativity and letting go of those inner doubts. (3 min)
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This is a really nice village to visit in Spain. I went there in 2009.
Secret alleys, old stone buildings, hidden gardens, the history of a village - Pozos. Come explore!
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A great thought.
"When my husband died, because he was so famous and known for not being a believer, many people would come up to me-it still sometimes happens-and ask me if Carl changed at the end and converted to a belief in an afterlife. They also frequently ask me if I think I will see him again. Carl faced his death with unflagging courage and never sought refuge in illusions. The tragedy was that we knew we would never see each other again. I don't ever expect to be reunited with Carl. But, the great thing is that when we were together, for nearly twenty years, we lived with a vivid appreciation of how brief and precious life is. We never trivialized the meaning of death by pretending it was anything other than a final parting. Every single moment that we were alive and we were together was miraculous-not miraculous in the sense of inexplicable or supernatural. We knew we were beneficiaries of chance. . . . That pure chance could be so generous and so kind [...] That we could find each other, as Carl wrote so beautifully in Cosmos, you know, in the vastness of space and the immensity of time [...] That we could be together for twenty years. That is something which sustains me and it’s much more meaningful [...] The way he treated me and the way I treated him, the way we took care of each other and our family, while he lived. That is so much more important than the idea I will see him someday. I don't think I'll ever see Carl again. But I saw him. We saw each other. We found each other in the cosmos, and that was wonderful." — Ann Druyan, interviewed by the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
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A terrible way. People can believe whatever the fuck they want if it is not harming themselves or others. We know nothing about death and what happens to the human mind at the point of death. Science isn't perfect and yet america is so fast to polarize things. Everyone needs to live and let live or shut the fuck up.
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