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Chris Hill
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Entrepreneur, tech junkie, lover of blues rock & delta blues, gamer, Brit in Texas (!)
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I post a lot privately, add me to a circle to get the ball rolling!

I'm Chris *waves*, a Brit living in Texas

If you stick around you may find me talking about all kinds of technology, web software, web design, books (I have a thing for Tolkien and H.P. Lovecraft), antique maps, and sometimes politics and world news.  

That's when I'm not talking about the heat.  Damn, its hot in Texas.  

I'm married to my wonderful wife and native Texan, Tiffani. Together we own and manage Clever Mutt, LLC where we create websites, web software and mobile apps.  I'm also involved in several other ventures too.

Check out my links (if I've circled you).  I'm always looking for new ventures & opportunities so get in touch.

Thanks for stopping by.  You do realize you're never getting those 30 seconds back right? They're mine, I'm keepin' 'em ;)
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Barely raise an eyebrow now when I see a Black Widow crawl nearby. Survived Texas summers (I'm a Brit, its a big achievement).

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The New Horizons spacecraft is quickly approaching Pluto, and we will soon have high-resolution maps of this distant world's surface. The New Horizons team has decided to do something unusual: they're opening up a public campaign to nominate and vote for names for the surface features that will be discovered.

Names will come from three different themes: the history of exploration, the literature of exploration, and the mythology of the underworld. (You can read more about the themes, and why they were chosen, on the site) The ballot will be open until April 7th. 

For all those who want to join in leaving our mark on an alien world, now is the time!
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Shop at the Google Store for Android phones and tablets, Chromebooks, Android Wear, Chromecast, Nest, plus a selection of accessories.
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Still no Google Store in Jamaica!
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Right, FCC.  Next up - last mile unbundling please.  Get on with it already....
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Click the link and make the call - please throw your support behind the FCC classifying ISPs as Title 2 carriers - the vote is tomorrow and this is critical.
The most important FCC vote of our lifetime is about to happen, but Congress is trying to kill net neutrality. Help us change history.
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Very useful tip indeed.
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Thank you!
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So, Yahoo is going to be the default Firefox search engine instead of Google for a few years.  Yahoo! clearly thinks that means more business for them, while I suspect it really means just another couple clicks to setup a new Firefox installation for actual users (to put Google back as the default).  *sigh*.
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+Joseph Peloquin yup...
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New G+ feature - See that 'Mentions' link above your stream?  Click it to get a list of posts you were plussed ('mentioned') in.  Or, find it here: https://plus.google.com/stream/mentions
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^--  stealth Gplusser ;)
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Well, crap.  R.I.P. Terry.
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Sorry to hear this :(
In addition to acting, Mr. Nimoy directed films; published poetry, autobiographies and books of photography; and recorded music.
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AT&T, Comcast, Verizon & others are lawyering up, big time. The FCC has completely turned itself around and gone for the jugular. I'm actually impressed. The FCC have confirmed they will recommend that ISPs and, importantly, wireless carriers, be reclassified as common carriers under Title II. No more slowing down Netflix, Comcast. No more giving priority to music services who pay you AT&T. As the article states, the battle now really begins. Its absolutely critical for Internet innovation that ISPs (wired and wireless) are classified as common carriers under Title II and that the FCC gets to enforce those rules. Hassle your congress-critter right now and demand they support Title II classification for all ISPs.
Today, in a statement given to Wired, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler revealed his plan to reclassify ISPs as common carriers under Title II of the Telcommunications Act. It's a striking victory for net...
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Something about this has the hair up on the back of my neck. (And believe me, that's quite a pelt to get standing.) The direction change on this to what people have been clamoring for was a bit sudden and unexpected. (At least from my angle.)

I really hope that this goes in the right direction, but I have a suspicion that someone's found some big loopholes in the Title II deal, and it isn't in the public's favor.
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Have a great Thanksgiving, folks! :)
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Happy Thanksgiving to you too! :-)
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Available free right now! :)
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earlier research indicated that it's a US-only thing, or at least it didn't work in canada and the UK.
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