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The Moon! Shot on my hacksawed Bower 500MM. 1/500 of a sec, ISO 640, F8. Cropped to show more detail, but not too much as it will get pixelated. I almost missed it being full! I thought it was two days from now, but my darling of a wife reminded me. 
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+BruceTerri Jones yes please!
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You're missing out +Dan Stormont​! Video cards are over rated! 
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Nothing there to convince me to upgrade... Although I did just because I wanted to see what Win 10 was all about. It's essentially Win 8 with a Start button and a couple of half-baked new features built in. Oh yeah, and a new privacy policy that says all the data Win 10 collects on its users (and there's a lot, basically every app on Win 10 calls home to Redmond on a regular basis, as does Windows itself) is not anonymous and may be shared with anyone MS decides needs it for business or "national security" reasons. Now, I know that nothing on the Internet is really secure, but there's no reason to make the NSAs job too easy. MS not only is opening the back door for them, they're collecting the data, too.

The article forgot to say how long updates take on Win 10 (at least 30 minutes for even simple updates) or how the restore and recovery feature is great... Up until you end up in the dreaded "Automatic Recovery" loop - at which point you are usually irretrievably hosed. Touch support is really good on Win 10, though.

On the bright side my NVIDIA card is working very nicely with Ubuntu. :)
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@johnlegere the best uncarrier move you could do, would be to stop treating hotspot data differently than phone data on unlimited plans. Clear wireless is going away early November. It was the last way to get unlimited mobile data for hotspots.
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+Mike Ester I don't think it's a bot. It might be an unpaid intern though. :-)
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Best +LEGO​ set ever? This is my son's. I think I'm going to have to buy one for myself!
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"Ghost town" over here.
 
Whoa!
We are skirting dangerously close to the 4 MILLION mark on here... Just over a thousand to go!
Hmm, what kind of celebration would be fitting when we hit it?
Methinks a hangout might be in order... ;-)
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If +Jeri Ryan​ was only aware of how much of a ghost town the plus really is. /sarcasm. Keep it awesome Jeri.
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Soooooo, this is happening. I normally make bad food decisions. I hope I like this, so that I can simplify some of my meals.
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+Atheism don't tell our secrets!
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Skylanders, Disney Infinity, Amiibo, and now Lego Dimensions,  are basically the IAP model of gaming for consoles. 
 
Watch Shaggy introduce Batman to a new type of mystery machine!
LEGO® Dimensions coming September!
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I decided to create a separate collection for Minecraft posts. If you don't like Minecraft related things, simply unfollow this collection, but keep me circled. You'll see everything else I post, but won't be bothered with all that Minecraft stuff. This will allow me to post more about something I find fun, without bothering anyone that dislikes it. If you want to see all of my normal posts, and my Minecraft ones, don't change anything. If you don't like me, but want to see my Minecraft posts, you can just follow this Minecraft collection, without following me. 

Expect posts about what the kids and I are currently doing in Minecraft, tutorials I find helpful (usually Youtube videos), and random news about Minecraft. 
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Looking forward to it! I've been getting involved with Minecraft mods teaching kids to code in the CoderDojo we started at the library, so will be interested in what you and your kids are excited about with Minecraft.
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Should I do it?
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That's what I'm saying, +Mike McLoughlin​. May as well stick with Win 7 until the free update period is ending (or until EOL for Win 7, since the hardware will probably be outdated by then anyhow)! :)
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+Tom Brander​ reminded me to check my Google Fi invite status. Looks like it's coming soon! I'm not as excited for Fi as I was when they announced it though, but only because my needs have changed. My work internet is Clear wireless, which is shutting down in November. We have limited access to internet at the various areas we support, but not in our office where we actually have desks. There isn't an option for normal wired internet of any kind (the downside of working on a military base, and not being near on-post residential areas), and satellite or pay per GB of data from wireless are too expensive for the company. Their solution is for us is to drive 30+ minutes if we need access to internet that isn't highly filtered, or to pay for our own. Looks like I need much more data than originally, which makes Fi too expensive. If things were staying the same as the last year or so, it would have saved me quite a bit. I'm going to try to at least get the filtered internet in our main office, and only supplement it with regular internet when it's absolutely required.
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Appropriately, this showed up in my stream tonight. Thanks +Mike McLoughlin​ for a perfectly timed article, even if you did it by coincidence.
 
A quick, entertaining, and spot-on explanation of the difference between having an opinion and just plain being wrong, with bonus Dr Who references.

The author makes the astute observation that the problem often occurs when we assume a small body of knowledge is larger than it truly is.

via +Koushik Dutta​
You may think that something is "just your opinion", but often you're just wrong.
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+Eric Jones​ "Great minds" etc...
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+Redwan Huq yep! Avacados, strawberries, candied pecans, feta cheese, bacon, and strawberry vinaigrette.
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Nerdy freethinking dad.
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I'm just like this guy, you know? I'm a geek/nerd. I like technology, computers, smart phones, and video games. I'm happily married to a wonderful, beautiful woman. I have two kids, my daughter is nine, and my son is seven. I love spending time with my family; they are my everything.

I'm currently spreading my time between family, work, school (working on my BS CS software emphasis), video games, and technology/gadgets. If you see me looking down, I'm probably fossil hunting. You can expect me to post things about those topics. I personally use Chrome OS, Android, and Windows, but I also work with Linux and Unix. You can expect me to talk about those things as well.

I'm hopelessly optimistic about the future and the positive affect that technology will have on our lives. I'm also hopelessly unable to distinguish the difference between affect and effect, and when you should use one or the other. This may affect some people more than others. 
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I fix computers and computer like things. I work with soldiers, but I'm not one anymore. You can also find me in the Chrome OS group, Chromebook Central, quite often.
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  • Terraria
  • Machinarium
  • Monument Valley
  • LIMBO
  • Kingdom Rush
  • Inferno 2
  • Osmos HD
  • Godus
  • Timberman
  • Out There
  • SimCity Mobile
  • DUAL!
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Minecraft
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Minecraft is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. At night monsters come out, make sure to build a shelter before

Animal Furnace
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Petty's BBQ
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Ingress
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The world around you is not what it seems.

A beta preview: supervised users
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As someone who has helped numerous family members get online for the first time, I know how rewarding it can be. I enjoy sitting down with m

Reaper
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Enter the world ripe with magic and monsters! Become the Black Swordsman and slay thousands of enemies in an epic action RPG!• Take countles

Maps
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Explore new places, discover local favorites, and navigate your world with Google Maps. Available on Android phones and tablets with a simpl

True Facts About The Mantis Shrimp
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Real-life sharing rethought for the web, wherever you are. Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot sim

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Home - Mars One
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Mars One will establish the first human settlement on Mars in 2023. Mars One invites you to join us in this next giant leap for mankind!

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The Google+ project makes sharing online more like sharing in real life. Take the interactive tour for a quick look at five of the first key

SwiftKey 3 Keyboard
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Get SwiftKey 3 – the best keyboard on Android! #1 selling app in 38 countries - over 1 ½ million sold 60,000 5✮ reviews Multiple award-winne

Offline Solitaire
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A Solitaire (Klondike) game that can be played with no internet connection.

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The Gmail app: push, sync, conversations, integration, search, and more. The dedicated Gmail application integrated with Contacts and Androi

How movie theaters SHOULD be laid out - The Oatmeal
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Delicious Korean food, friendly service, and good prices.
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Great locally owned bagel shop. Friendly staff and owners. The food is delicious! The lox bagel is amazing!
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