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Rob “CmdrTaco” Malda
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I finally got around to seeing the Darth Vader gargoyle at the National Cathedral.  Wish I had something longer than a 400mm lens!
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+Joseph Yaworski  Architectural element nazis would also accept 'chimera'. 
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I finally got lollipop on my nexus 7 but now it is really really slow. Is there a trick to making older android devices not... Hurt?
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I find it needs more swap space or something and had better luck when I reduced the number of installed apps and deleted data (especially my RSS reader, which had cached over 1G). I did this after clearing the cache and restarting as others have said. Much snappier now, though I still miss KitKat and don't see the benefit of the upgrade.
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Behold my 10179 falcon completed at last. I started researching how to bricklink this on Halloween. 5100 or so pieces. Hugely fun. I kinda wanna build another one... 
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LEGO Falcon day 12 was a short session, but I am sharing a closeup so you can see how detailed this thing is.
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My LEGO millenium falcon after 9 days of construction.
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+seb shibuya I'd like to see a video of someone moving that fast (one piece every two seconds). Not to mention that, if it took you 3 hours, you obviously didn't work on it all day. Which, if it did take you all day, then it was obviously more than 3 hours. It's a little contradictory there....
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What do you collect? We are trying to build a friendly and ad free home for collectors all over the world, sign up and have a look around.
#simpsons #actionfigures

www.clectaverse.com
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Bad habits ;-)
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Any user of the new Google Photos have any advice on importing 100gb from Apple Aperture?
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Files, folders and descript.ion files!
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Today is my last day at Trove. I wish my former co workers all the best!
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Why did I think you were still writing for the newspapers, +Rob Malda?
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Nifty!
 
It's Walky is an early '00s webcomic that is currently being reposted a day at a time with higher resolution and on a non-shitty/broken website.

Today's particular repost really took me back to those days...

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I still miss UserFriendly [ http://userfriendly.org/ ]...};-(

I hope Illiad is doing fine.
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This is my LEGO Falcon 10179 after build session 13.  Just a couple hours away from complete now!
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That will be one heavy kit.
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Lego Millenium Falcon: Day 11.  Maybe a thousand pieces, 40-50 pages left.
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Lol built mine in 2 hours!!!
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Progress being made on my bricklinked LEGO falcon, 10179.
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The 10179 Falcon was the largest for a few years at a hair over 5300 parts.
The current largest is the Taj Mahal at 5922 parts.
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Chief Strategist & Editor at Large, Washington Post Labs
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  • The Washington Post
    Chief Strategist, Editor-at-Large WaPo Labs, 2012 - present
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I built Slashdot and ran it for 14 years.  These days I'm being run by my wife and 2 kids, and working for the Washington Post Co's WaPo Labs team as their Chief Strategist and Editor at Large.

I am nerd.  Roar.
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Slashdot. I did that.
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  • Hope College
    Computer Science, 1994 - 1998
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