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No one is left to be welcomed willingly.
None of you are eligible.
You may not come in.

And you - get out. LEAVE. All of you.
You are no longer welcome.

Don't waste your time on this worthless meatsack.
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The Danbury Haunting......

-In the shell of an old church I found on the prairies...
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This is probably a once in a lifetime situation #unicorn... I went out Saturday night when I seen the Aurora Borealis notification on my phone saying it had hit a Kp 6.(Here in southeastern South Dakota you need at least a kp 5 to make it worth it) so I ventured to the north end of town and on my way out of town noticed some lightning way in the distance but I could still see plenty of stars to the north so I kept going. As the storm quickly appr...
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Reasons to use actual keys...
 
This $30 device defeats almost any keyless car or garage door
You probably don't think about thieves when you unlock your car, but Samy Kamkar certainly does. The security researcher known for his droll (and scary)
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Zoiks.
 
In Green Company: Aurora over Norway
Max Rive: "Raise your arms if you see an aurora. With those instructions, two nights went by with, well, clouds—mostly. On the third night of returning to same peaks, though, the sky not only cleared up but lit up with a spectacular auroral display. Arms went high in the air, patience and experience paid off, and the amazing featured image was captured. The setting is a summit of the Austnesfjorden fjord close to the town of Svolvear on the Lofoten islands in northern Norway. The time was early March 2014. Our Sun has been producing an abundance of picturesque aurora of late as it is near the time of its maximum surface activity in its 11-year magnetic cycle."

Image Credit & Copyright: Max Rive

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#NASA #Space #Astronomy #Earth #Aurora #Borealis #Norway #Norge #Austnesfjorden #Fjord #Svolvear #Lofoten #Islands
#Astrophotography #Art #Cosmos #Universe #APoD
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Flat shot architectural image taken at Tsukuba city, Japan by Nikon D700, SS:305sec with 14stopsNDfilters.
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Комета C/2014 Q1 (PanSTARRS), Венера, молодая Луна и Юпитер. 

Автор снимка: Amit Ashok Kamble 
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Hammer Bridge - Photography by Javier Bravo bit.ly/javierbravo Hammersmith Bridge at sunset. Every little thing counts. #sunset #bridge #london
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Ruining things, making others feel bad, being mean verbally, be ng offensive, pissing people off, making people hate em or others that associate with em, being a complete fuckup, being a stupid asshole, spouting pure nonsense, specious arguments
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    Unemployable, 1974 - present
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Single
Other names
Derek BF Gunnlaugson
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Do not confuse the art with the artist.
Introduction
I have long since accepted that no one reads these.  :P

    Q: Why the **** would you call yourself ____ otaku, given the negative connotations associated [in certain cultures]?
    A: in 1997 or 98 when I was setting up a 2nd [pre-Microsoft] Hotmail account, I wanted to replace my current one which had a number in it with something relatively unique consisting only of words.
At the time I was reading William Gibson's "Virtual Light" and "Idoru" for the first time.  In "Idoru" a handheld translator offers this definition of otaku:
            "pathological techno-fetishist with social deficit"
Given that this sounded a lot like me - or like an exaggerated version of me, at least - I decided to start using the name dex otaku, or dexotaku.
I've heard and read that in Japanese culture otaku has negative social connotations.  I wasn't to learn this fact until several years later when I actually looked around on the 'net for other definitions.
By that time, of course, I had started using the name all over the 'net.  It was unique and reasonably simple to spell, and to my knowledge I'm still the only person using the name.  
It still comes down to this, though:  I'm not the anime and/or manga-obsessed kind of otaku, which appears to be what a lot of people assume they'll find behind the name.  I'm also not obsessed with Japanese culture(s), even if I am fascinated by it (them).

Really, though?  I still fit the Gibson definition, if you assume it's a humourous exaggeration. 


I am:
a cat person; synaesthete; not an initiator; tend to take things literally; usually an absurdist; not much of an ideas person - more of a technician/editor; on the autism spectrum; easily overstimulated; variably nocturnal or crepuscular [vespertine!] depending on the season; could easily live the rest of my life never seeing more of the sun than dawn and dusk; know tonnes of completely trivial stuff and generally can't remember anything of actual importance; sometimes misandrystic; always a philogynist; a gynephilic genderqueer; favourite colour is indigo; tend to wear mostly black just because I like black clothes and it reduces the need to make decisions; like semicolons, em dashes, and ellipses as well as brackets [which are easier to type than parentheses]

I wonder at the affinity that sometimes exists between man and his machinery, an affinity that seems reciprocal in that now the will of the human rules, and again he is ruled by the demands of his tool.
[Kate Wilhelm]

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
[Arthur C. Clarke]

Much that was called religion has carried an unconscious attitude of hostility toward life. True religion must teach that life is filled with joys pleasing to the eye of God, that knowledge without action is empty. All men must see that the teaching of religion by rules and rote is largely a hoax. The proper teaching is recognized with ease. You can know it without fail because it awakens within you that sensation which tells you this is something you've always known.
[Frank Herbert]

We have designed our civilization based on science and technology and at the same time arranged things so that almost no one understands anything at all about science and technology. This is a clear prescription for disaster.
[Carl Sagan]

An intellectual is a person who has discovered something more interesting than sex.
[Aldous Huxley]

True myth may serve for thousands of years as an inexhaustible source of intellectual speculation, religious joy, ethical inquiry, and artistic renewal. The real mystery is not destroyed by reason. The fake one is.
[Ursula K. Le Guin]
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