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Eric Mack
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I sample from the buffet lines of technology and life and spit it out as words on your screen.
I sample from the buffet lines of technology and life and spit it out as words on your screen.

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I started a public discussion that I urge you to continue at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

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Past, present, future - I emulate Mark Twain to describe the process of crowdsourcing science fiction - http://www.cnet.com/news/how-i-edited-a-crowdsourced-novel-once/

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Milky Way Over the Spanish Peaks
Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh; Rollover Annotation: Judy Schmidt
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160524.html

That's not lightning, and it did not strike between those mountains. The diagonal band is actually the central band of our Milky Way Galaxy, while the twin peaks are actually called the Spanish Peaks -- but located in Colorado, USA. Although each Spanish peak is composed of a slightly different type of rock, both are approximately 25 million years old. This serene yet spirited image composite was meticulously created by merging a series of images all taken from the same location on one night and early last month. In the first series of exposures, the background sky was built up, with great detail being revealed in the Milky Way dust lanes as well as the large colorful region surrounding the star Rho Ophiuchus just right of center. One sky image, though, was taken using a fogging filter so that brighter stars would appear more spread out and so more prominent. As a bonus, the planets Mars and Saturn are placed right above peaks and make an orange triangle with the bright star Antares. Later that night, after the moonrise, the Moon itself naturally illuminated the snow covered mountain tops.
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Hey all, I have some news on Why We Root, and two new episodes over in the iTunes feed, so please go subscribe and leave us a rating and a review. Those three steps are so helpful that I'm not even going to bother you all with the link to the crowdfunding campaign we've also launched because we'd much rather have your ratings and reviews than your money.

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Hey guys, Ned Dougherty and I have been producing this show for about a month now and it's starting to see some movement on the iTunes charts. We really think it's a unique and thoughtful take on a big part of our culture (for better or worse) that most of you will get something from whether you're a sports person or not, so please head over to iTunes and check it out!
Now the full pitch:
We've got three full shows up now. If you haven't listened yet, we're not just your typical sports show with two guys yammering away with hot takes on the latest sports news. Each show is a mini-documentary about a slice of the sports world meant for superfans and even just curious people who don't know sports well. We've looked at the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings and the so-called "Cleveland Curse." Up next, we go behind the scenes of a small town indoor football team, where former NFL players and aspiring NFL players alike find themselves at a crossroads and play a brutal, high-speed version of the game. Whether you normally listen to sports talk or NPR, I promise it will be worth subscribing on iTunes. Help us move up the "New and Noteworthy" chart by hitting the link below now! Thanks!

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A taste of my new podcast project with +Ned Dougherty for +Man's Life 

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"Even three decades later, it represents some sort of a beginning in my memory, a premature loss of a certain kind of innocence." A powerful piece by +Eric Mack 

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My latest review...

At 8:30 PDT NASA announces its big Mars finding, but I already spoke to the key researcher & my story on the big news is live at 8am on +CNET 
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