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Colin Jones
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Attended Fitzalan High
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OK, I like the lens blur on the new camera app, but I'm really more impressed that it finally gets the light balance right automatically! :)
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Portal link: https://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=51.477836,-3.169827&z=17&pll=51.477836,-3.169827

This one no longer exists. It has been removed during extensive redevelopment of the railway line in this area. My in-scanner request was rejected due to lack of evidence.
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Not currently possible. I'm not in the area for the next week or so due to a recent family bereavement. I work for the railway to pass that area frequently under normal conditions, but from the front cab of a train where taking photographs isn't advisable if I want to keep my job. My word is all I have at the moment.
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Portal link: https://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=51.481232,-3.173679&z=17&pll=51.481232,-3.173679

This one is a duplicate of the portal to the immediate south. There is only one building of this description in this area. It's been rejected as a duplicate three times.
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I'm sick of seeing valid portal edits refused.

One duplicate, refused multiple times, one no longer existent and one in the wrong place.

I know there's a Portal Appeals section but isn't the in-scanner option supposed to make things easier?
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I had this happen the other day. 
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I bought mine from Amazon 2 weeks ago.
I just successfully redeemed this offer :)
 
Chromecast: Bigger movies for a bigger Easter weekend

For a limited time, you can now get a £4.99 credit towards a movie rental from Google Play with every purchase of a #Chromecast. On Google Play you can rent new releases and award-winning films and play them on your big screen with the touch of a single button. goo.gl/iuJZhZ

To redeem your offer, you will first need to set up your Chromecast, then visit chromecast.com/offers

To be eligible you must have set up your Chromecast and visited chromecast.com/offers to claim the offer by 15 July 2014.

Find out more about the offer at google.com/chromecast. Terms apply goo.gl/o3RFzF.

Buy Chromecast now from Amazon, Currys, PC World or Google Play.

Happy Easter.

#Easter
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"Chromecasts purchased in the UK only" :( Didn't work for me (though technically, I did purchase main in the UK! ;))
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A future presentation? (January 24, 2015) ;)
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About time. Now for every other device please!
 
+Android's new camera app, telling you to STOP TAKING PORTRAIT VIDEO in the interface. It won't stop portrait video filling the interwebs though. 
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That's not good though.
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Portal link: https://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=51.483228,-3.170846&z=17&pll=51.483228,-3.170846

Twice I've submitted a move request on this portal. First time I was informed the move had taken place (it hadn't) and second time the move was rejected.

It should be at the location of the red spot. There are pavements both sides of the road and the correct location is in no way unsafe.
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Interesting news :)
 
BREAKING!
Confirmed Earth-sized planet around habitable zone!

The Kepler Space Telescope team has announced that the Kepler-186 system has an Earth-sized planet orbiting in the star's habitable zone, named Kepler-186f

Though previous planets have been discovered in habitable zones, they've been about 40% larger than Earth, however Kepler-186f is far closer in size to the planet that provides a habitat for life to exist, our own. 

Read more: http://www.nasa.gov/ames/kepler/nasas-kepler-discovers-first-earth-size-planet-in-the-habitable-zone-of-another-star/#.U1AaGvldWSp

#Kepler   #Exoplanet   #Kepler186f   #HabitableZone   #NASA  
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I hope it can, I really do, and I haven't ruled it out. The Alcubierre Drive, or something along those lines, is the most promising idea, but that has its own set of problems, as I've already mentioned with expanding spacetime.

Other suggested methods: wormholes seem to my limited mathematical knowledge, to defy the law of conservation of energy. I think they exist and may well be the mechanism behind entanglement, but I also have a suspicion they collapse at the macroscopic scale due to gravity... and I also suspect the same for quantum uncertainty, and if we ever manage to consolidate quantum physics with general relativity we should find out for sure.

I'm very confident that black holes will be very useful for research on the early universe, especially the Big Bang itself, but as for energy generation and especially for manipulation of spacetime, they'll be well beyond any technological means of manipulation. Black holes produced by the LHC will almost immediately decay (and are probably created and decay in the upper atmosphere regularly) and larger ones just bend spacetime too much to escape from beyond the event horizon. What's past there doesn't matter for space exploration, we'll never get out again (and remember, in relativistic space, time stops to an outside observer at the event horizon).
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Good point!
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Train Driver
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  • Arriva Trains Wales
    Train Driver, 1998 - present
  • Civil Aviation Authority
  • Cardiff Bus
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Bath Spa - Bournemouth - West Drayton
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Introduction
Mad train driver (is there any other kind?) from Cardiff ;)
Resistance Strategic Operations and Support in Ingress.
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My name is travelling aboard the Dawn spacecraft on its mission to the Asteroid Belt. I may be the first person to use the word 'misfenestration' online. There were no search results when I thought of it: http://bit.ly/misfenestration - I welcome anyone to find earlier mention.
Education
  • Fitzalan High
    O and A Levels, 1976 - 1983
  • Severn Road Primary
    Being a kid!, 1971 - 1976
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