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Found this on reddit first... But I figured I might as well share the bike commuting post on it. Interesting situation. The car was being super careful... And it was thrown off on the slight movements the biker needed to stay balanced. As someone who rides next to cars every day of the week... I'd love to see the roads filled with these cars.
 
I found this article highly amusing.
An awkward encounter with a cyclist highlights the technology’s tough road ahead.
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Very cool!
 
This is the coolest thing I've seen today. It is exactly what it says.
Stuff in Space requires WebGL and Web Worker support. Groups. Clear; GPS; Iridium; GLONASS; Galileo; Iridium 33 Collision Debris; Ariane Sylda. (none). WAFFLESAT-5 R/B. Int'l Designator. 1998-067A. Type. PAYLOAD. Apogee. 100 km. Perigee. 100 km. Inclination ...
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That. is. so. cool. Wish the text was more legible though

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HELL YEAH
 
Blackhawks clinch Stanley Cup on home ice with 2-0 Victory over the Lightning
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Metra...letting your car AC systems get into a shape that it ends up being 90F in a car is not acceptable. Why don't you check the fucking refrigerant occasionally?!
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Freaking hate metra sometimes...

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Security breach at Twitch.... They've triggered a required password reset (to a more difficult password standard yay) for everyone.
We are writing to let you know that there may have been unauthorized access to some Twitch user account information. For your protection, we have expired passwords and stream keys and have disconnected accounts from Twitter and YouTube. As a result, you will be prompted to create a new password the next time you attempt …
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Not exactly the same laws in Illinois... But similar. Good explanation why people like me 'take the lane'. Bike suspensions can't absorb the same sort of potholes that car suspensions can. Even the small dips we have to avoid. Not doing so potentially means a flat tire or at the very least a very rough ride, which can lead to loss of control.
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Rant and praise

First the praise. The Guns and Roses radio station consistently plays music I like.

That's said... FFS Pandora fix your fucking have Android app... Music stops when it shouldn't.. No music controls outside the app... Too many issues to list atm.
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Tonight. In Chicago. That is all +Chicago Blackhawks​ :D
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Please help and spread the word to anyone willing to help. :(
I am not a great storyteller... On May 25, 2015, I was driving in southern Wisconsin playing Ingress (For those of you who don't know what this is, some of this will likely be lost to you.  Just know it's a game that relies on your physical location for interaction) to support a large operation...
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+Google Please add a language option to Google Music...because I still haven't heard the English version of Trust by Megadeth since starting my All Access subscription. I've heard the Spanish version twice now...unfortunately, it's just not the same. I looked for ways to opt to only have songs played via radio be in English, but it's just not there. Please add it. Thank you.
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Hey Howie...I'm all for learning multiple languages...if I had the time. Even if I knew Spanish more than I already do, I'd still want to hear the English version. It is what I first enjoyed, it is the version I enjoy the most.
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Yes I played Ingress for a while, IGN: Thor. I am now retired (yes a second time). I don't have the time or money to play the game anymore. Also, when I did play, I tended to get a bit obsessed and spent a lot of time playing. I just don't have that kind of time anymore. I made quite a few friends in my time playing, and I still interact somewhat regularly here on G+ with the Chicago community. Please don't take my interaction as a sign I'm starting to play the game again. I do not intend to.

I'm a gamer. I love games...it is interactive storytelling. I play from my couch. I play on both my Gaming PC as well as on Consoles. I currently own a PS4 and a PS3. I haven't seen the need to buy an XBox One yet. I just see more exclusives that I care about on the Playstation side these days. I'm tired of the PC/Console war. Each has it's merits.

I'm more a fan of Scifi than Fantasy...but either will do so long as the story is good enough. I love epic storylines.

I love gadgets. I put up with Apple for a few years as an iPhone user before dropping it completely and starting over with Android...and I haven't looked back since. I'm now convinced that pure Android is the way to go after having dealt with a few non-pure devices.

Computers are my life, that is why I am a PC Gamer. I grew up learning to build my own web pages, and only recently have I turned that into a career after graduating college at 30 (yeah I had some hiccups along the way). I'm heavily into front end design (html, css, javascript), and have been learning the .Net ropes for a few years now (C# mostly at this point).

Though I've tried Linux, it never stuck with me. I've always been a Windows guy.

I mentioned before that play Scifi and Fantasy games, well I also love movies and TV in those genres. I'm a Trekkie (DS9 is my favorite), Whovian (Tennant followed by Smith of the new Who, Baker in third from Classic Who), Browncoat, and a fan of Star Wars (I love the original 3, and like the prequels, they could have been done better but aren't worthless). Those are my big 4 but I'm certainly not limited to those. I'm also a fan of The Walking Dead (almost completely up-to-date on the comic), Breaking Bad, Game Of Thrones (have read through 5 at this point), Burn Notice, Fringe, Family Guy, and Futurama, among many others.

I'm a dog lover, but I find Catruday posts just as amusing...I just don't like living with cats. In June 2013, I rescued my own dog for the first time. I've lived and loved a few dogs in the past, but this is my first since moving out of my dad's house after graduating. I got him from a local rescue, who is brought him up from the area around Moore, Oklahoma. He was found wandering without ID after the EF5 Tornado hit Moore on May 20th, 2013. In my spare time I help out the rescue I got him from, by doing any web work they need to have done.

I don't post a lot, but I do share on occasion, but only with my circles. I don't get real political or religious on here, as I like to enjoy my time on G+. If you fill my stream with partisan politics or religion, expect to be blocked. I can tolerate Right-Wing politics more than Left-Wing (I consider myself a Libertarian)...but even then I have my limits. I just don't enjoy discussing politics or religion. I stick to the policy that it is impolite to discuss those topics in public. Keep it to your circles/communities people.

To anyone adding me hoping that I will add them back: I will only do so if I find what you post (either through your profile or your comments) interesting. I do not auto-add back and I usually don't review who adds me...but I thank you for adding me anyway. I hope you enjoy what I contribute. :)
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Ingress (retired): First L8 Resistance Player in the Chicago Area, Lead the team that put up the first L8 Portal in the Chicago Area, Part of the initial Chicago Resistance leadership
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