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David Blanar
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Normally I hate cat things.

But I don't hate this.
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+bediha dogru stop shouting and take your tablets
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Track your Flight Baggage Like a Parcel |

"According to research by SITA, 94 percent of Beijing travelers responded “yes” when asked if they wanted to track their bags like they could a package, and 90 percent responded they believed such technology would be useful."

SITA's BagJourney tracks a traveler's baggage while in transit, and is being marketed to airports as an extra service they can provide to customers.
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Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity |

What a stunning collection …
An exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Photography explores the sartorial movement that goes beyond self-expression
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System Automatically Advises Bosses of Rail Delays |

I can't see this working in the UK - the system would be overwhelmed on Day 1 … ;)
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Adam Sandler film The Ridiculous Six in racism row as Native Americans quit set |

About a dozen actors walked off set of Sandler’s first Netflix film over jokes about Native American culture, women and names
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You were there, were you? To witness it first hand? And of course you're also a native American, able to speak intelligently and sensitively on the historical and cultural context in which this event took place?

That's good, because otherwise I would interpret from your comment:

1. A paycheck - however large - excuses any degradation
2. The genocide and enduring humiliation of native Americans doesn't deserve attention
3. That it is, in fact, you who is the victim here

... all of which requires some breathtaking, weapons-grade, goes-to-11 level of privilege that I really don't have time today to mollycoddle. I'm closing comments because the only response which won't get you blocked is no response.

And I don't like blocking people.

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Freeline Skates are Strangely Awesome |

I'd last about 2 seconds on these but the freedom of movement is pretty breathtaking, like ice skating on pavement.
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Nice to see young men getting some exercise rather than playing video games. Those skates are tricky!
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Hey ... I've got a crazy idea ... how about a woman presenter?!

Presenter joins James May in confirming he will not be part of the show after Jeremy Clarkson’s departure
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IKEA Tables Wirelessly Charge Your Tech |

I really can't believe it's taken so long. There's (finally) some good options coming to market around built-in charging options in food joints and retail outlets but the home market seems completely bereft of products.

IKEA is launching a new range of home furnishing items that can wirelessly top up a device's battery.
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Trade in Your Headphones for a Personal Movie Theater |

Cool, although me wearing this in public is highly unlikely.
Designed by Dashbon, Mask piggybacks on the popularity of stereo headphones and the growing success of personal, portable virtual reality.
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Awesome. would bye this
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Doctor Who to Face Bioshock's Big Daddy? |

… looks like it!
Well, you take a look at this new monster the BBC just revealed (and specifically called a monster) and you...
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A Magical, Modern Chapel in the Ozark Mountains |

Wow, this is pretty special …
E. Fay Jones, a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright, designed this wooden chapel within a woodland sanctuary where it blends perfectly with its environment.
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Adult Coloring Books Capitalize on Play Trends |

This is fascinating and not unwelcome although the churlish part of me wishes people would be putting the same energy to creating something from scratch than colouring 'within the lines' … but I'll take what I can get.
The recognition for play as a basic need has spawned a number of products and services dedicated to providing just that, like adult coloring books.
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I saw a guy talking about these on goodmorning or somthing like that. I didnt think it would take off but congrats to them!! Proved me wrong 
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  • Google UK Limited
    Marketing Specialist, 2014 - present
  • Independent Contractor
    Marketing, 2006 - present
    Digital Producer, 2013 - 2014
  • Accenture
    Manager, 2011 - 2012
  • MerchantCantos Communications
    Director of Online Services, 2010 - 2011
  • Tam Communications
    Senior Interactive Artist, 1996 - 1999
    Senior Art Director, 1999 - 2000
    Marketing Services Manager, 2000 - 2003
  • Rufus Leonard
    Senior Digital Strategist, 2007 - 2007
  • Crown Business Communications
    Digital Strategist, 2003 - 2006
  • Defaqto
    Head of Marketing, Brand & Communications, 2007 - 2009
  • Republic Publishing
    COO, 2009 - 2009
  • Isobar
    Senior Project Manager, 2013 - 2013
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American loving life in London, UK.
Passions include reading, going to the theatre, watching and playing sport (mostly football), going to the cinema (when I have time), hitting the gym, cooking, and roaming across the island and the world.

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I also manage the blog for the Loveliest Book Group, check it out.


“I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” 
                                                       - Malcolm X

"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."

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  • London Business School
    MBA, 2004 - 2006
  • University of Nottingham
    MA, 2010 - 2013
    Systematic Theology & Philosophy
  • Westmont High School
    Diploma, 1999 - 1993
  • Santa Clara University
    Theatre Arts, 1993 - 1997
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