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Google Map tricks

I never knew about the one-handed tricks or the 3d swipe...
These days many smartphone owners use Google Maps for navigation and directions on a daily basis, simply because it’s the best tool and map available for Android or iOS users. Google Maps is always...
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Welcome to Nightvale: No did are allowed in the new dog park with the electrified fence.

Nor are humans. And don't look at the hooded figures.

An offbeat, dark humored podcast. The first woodside at least runs as a local radio show. Bizarre and worth a listen.

#podcast

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<p>Pilot Episode. A new dog park opens in Night Vale. Carlos, a scientist, visits and discovers some interesting things. Seismic things. Plus, a helpful guide to surveillance helicopter-spotting.</p>
<p>Weather: "These and More Than These" by Joseph Fink</p>
<p>Music: Disparition, <a href="http://disparition.info">disparition.info</a></p>
<p>Logo: Rob Wilson, <a href="http://www.silastom.com">silastom.com</a></p>
<p>Produced by Commonplace Books. Written by Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor. Narrated by Cecil Baldwin. More Info: <a href="http://welcometonightvale.com">welcometonightvale.com</a>, and follow <a href="http://www.twitter.com/NightValeRadio">@NightValeRadio</a> on Twitter or <a href="http://www.facebook.com/WelcomeToNightVale">Facebook</a>.</p>

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What do Call Sagan, Martin Sheen, Daniel Ellisberg, and Philip Zimmerman have in common?

"In 1984, he met the celebrity astronomer Carl Sagan, the actor c Martin Sheen and the Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg – in a police jail. They had been arrested after breaking into the Nevada nuclear test site." 

The persecution Philip Zimmerman went through in the 90s is enough to make a tin hat wearer out of you....
 
Father of #PGP   #encryption  and co-founder of +Silent Circle on #privacy  
The brains behind PGP has moved his mobile-encryption firm Silent Circle to Switzerland to be free of US mass surveillance
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Well, I wouldn't mind spending a night in jail in that company. :)
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Party by profezsion

This is surprising, interesting, and very well done. It makes sense, and shows that my company even in this way defies all - logic- expectation. ;)
 
This is a really interesting set of pie charts.  Note that it leaves no room for independents—a critical (and unfortunate) oversight.  Note that this is also a measure not of voting or party affiliation, but of donation-giving. These charts answer the question:  "Which occupations donate more to which major political party in the US?"

Some interesting observations:

"Homemakers" are overwhelmingly Republican, but "Stay-at-home Moms" are overwhelmingly Democrat.

There are no occupations for which 100% of donations are given to Republicans, but there are several occupations for which 100% of donations are given to Democrats:
- Book Publishers
- Playwrights
- Art Conservators
- Research Pscyhologists
- Cinematographers
- Costume Designers
- Choreographers
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It has always puzzled me how so many things I read from the company bylines are counter to this information. I guess that the proportion of people doing my type of job is much smaller than I thought.
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Some glorious road less traveled in Ireland
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How many 80's cliches can you pack into 30 minutes?

An amazing amount, it turns out. This movie will have you cringing and guffawing. Filmed like an 80's
video game, it never ceases to surprise you with the next level... Of absurdity.
 
KUNG FURY is a must-see! It's like MANBORG, AXE COP, and DANGER 5 all rolled into one!
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I backed it so you'd be able to see this for free. Also, you need to go back and watch some more 80's kung Fu and cop movies. I see this film as a logical extension of those two genre's had they evolved with no external influences on story, writing and plot, but the process of film making today.
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Checking shortened URLs before you use them
 
What to do if you get a link on social media site that is a shortened URL..

go to http://www.unshorten.it/ and unshorten the url so you know what it takes you to.

if it looks weird and not a site you have heard of before.

then go to http://browsershots.org and have them take a single screenshot of the page. see what renders on the site.

if your still thinking you want to look at the page do it safely. put on your noscript and be safe kids....

noscript is a free plugin available for firefox on android, linux, windows, and mac if you choose to use that.

if you find out that the site for instance is a facebook login page on a site other than facebook. report it as spam and the user account as spam so that they are removed from the social media site.

#internetsafety
Home · Browser Extentions · Explaining Unshorten.It! API. API Documentation · Register for API Access · Contact Us. Unshorten.It! Not got a short URL to try? Here's one: http://bit.ly/GVBQJS. Title Loading... Destination URL: URL Loading... Description: Description Loading.
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Making an opera out of being locked in a closet

I find this episode inspiring and hysterically funny. A woman gets trapped in her hotel room closet and struggles to get out. This then is put to song with hilarious results.


This American Life

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This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 1.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced by Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
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Farming fast to improve

This would be very hard to convince an organization that is in denial about the level of its security.
 
120015 Unfortunately, life does not always work out the way we plan. Security is no different. Whether it’s servers that just won’t stay up, hackers who find (and exploit) that hidden application vulnerability or Mother Nature who wipes out your internet presence, you will eventually suffer an outage. The question is, what are you going to do about it? Being excellent at anything in life, …
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Picture your grandmother doing graffiti...
 
Well, this is very Lisbon.
LATA 65 is connecting art between generational divides, matching older citizens of Lisbon with a relatively young form of art—graffiti ("lata" means "can" in Portuguese). Through workshops attendees learn the history of street art while making their own stencils and ta
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Sense8: An intense 8-person shooter/thriller?

This looks intense: 8 people become linked and can access each others skills, knowledge, and thoughts. And then they are hunted....
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How many 80's cliches can you pack into 30 minutes?

An amazing amount, it turns out. This movie will have you cringing and guffawing. Filmed like an 80's
video game, it never ceases to surprise you with the next level... Of absurdity.
 
KUNG FURY is a must-see! It's like MANBORG, AXE COP, and DANGER 5 all rolled into one!
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    Masters of Science Systems Engineering, 2012 - 2015
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Middle Eastern Studies
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I'm very picky about the quality of my seafood, and my friends and I had two bad dishes where seafood did not taste fresh, and the serving person argued with us over this. Not going back. Ever.
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reviewed 5 months ago
I haven't been here for ages, but it was one of the places that convinced is that we could live in and enjoy this old, beautiful town. Great food. Try a flight of wines with your meal.
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
Service with genuine smiles and warmth! And good light fare! Yeah!
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This place is amazing. A fantastic selection of orchids, both large and small, as well as an owner that is happy to talk to you about the different plants and what can be done with them. Great place to find cork to hang bromeliads.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Great food. I ordered the Mexican dish. There was nothing there that unusual, but the taste was very good. Service was also very friendly and attentive. I'm here on business, but we'll definitely go back one more time before I go.
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