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Gabriel Cooper
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Of all the things I've seen and heard tonight, nothing struck me quite like Trump's speech about getting second in Iowa. It was simple, gracious, and heartfelt.

That's the kind of man he could be.

As much as I get disgusted and angry with people, I don't want to forget that there is always a glimmer of kindness, truth, and hope in every moment. Every person is a blazing star of possibility.

I hope the world sees more of this Donald Trump.


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Presidential candidate Donald Trump congratulates Sen. Ted Cruz for winning the GOP Iowa caucuses.
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It's about time these guys get kicked off my land.
 
KATU News has learned the leader of the armed occupation at Malheur Wildlife Refuge - Ammon Bundy - has been arrested, along with three other individuals Tuesday evening.Officials said it all began with a traffic stop while Bundy and some of his followers
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I would like to have met Martin Luther King, Jr.
 
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. 
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Given how well they actually hit the target, I wonder why they don't have something reach in and grab the rocket before it tips? Perhaps a ring of clamps with inflatable or ablative padding that rises from all sides?

Sitting something that big with those lightweight, minimalist legs on a barge is a recipe for tipover in calm weather with stationary objects, let alone rockets coming in for a landing.
 
Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket land, tip over, and explode
SpaceX's latest attempt to land its reusable Falcon 9 rocket on a ship in the ocean failed again tonight, but it was a close call — an issue with one of the rocket's leg-locking mechanisms caused...
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Yeah, safe landings are anti-climactic.
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It's nice to see laws providing written protection for norms that have been determined to provide generally positive outcomes for children... and their parents.

It is OUR government, afterall. All we really have to do is ask properly.
 
Finally some common sense

Government created the problem with the growing intrusion of law enforcement and child protection agency powers, so it's nice to see they recognize it.
A victory for the Free Range parenting movement. A loss for overzealous cops.
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I think people see me as a brave person... but I'm too afraid to play this.
 
A father’s tribute to his son who died of cancer: a video game of love and grace http://flip.it/r-Pu8
Ryan Green turned his son's battle with cancer into a video game. But instead navigating perils and slaying beasts, players of "That Dragon, Cancer" are waiting for moments of grace.
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This is the sort of thing my father would have told me.

Perhaps not something he could have done though, because he'd have never bothered carrying an umbrella. Maybe if it was her umbrella and he was helping to carry it...
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Quick! Pass some laws to keep her from using the men's bathroom!
 
Meet the queen who stole the king of the forest's 'do.
Male lions are generally easy to spot due to their distinctive manes, but this mysterious lady of Botswana is defying all stereotypes and providing her pride with extra protection at the same time.
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Bad-freaking-ass!

Though electronic eyes are a better way to accommodate the blind.
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Well I want them to stop stealing public land.

Apparently, we can't all have what we want.
 
The armed militants who took over an Oregon wildlife refuge want critics to stop sending them sex toys.
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This is the best thing I've read all day. LOL
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People who are right to run from deathclaws
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Mad Scientist (Technology Consultant)
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  • PureNyx Design
    Consultant, 2011 - present
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Fairfield, IA 52556
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Rolla, MO - Kahoka, MO
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A man in search of a treasure hoard to sleep upon.
Introduction
I believe in the power of technology to overcome the limitations human civilization finds itself saddled with.  I am, at heart, a Transhumanist.  I feel we can be much more than we are now.  I believe in peace, love, freedom, and progress... but I know that achieving any of them requires vigilance and resolution.


My Family
I am a husband to Jaime Cooper and a father of two children, Cash and Jade.  


My Interests
My interests are varied, covering various physical sciences, technology in general, internet culture, and even design.  I'll comment on synthetic intelligence in one post, green architecture in another, and Cascading Style Sheets in a third.

The only common themes are Steampunk, Transhumanism, and Doing It Yourself!   


My Qualifications
While I probably qualify as an expert in a few fields, I rarely comment on them.  In fact, I completely avoid talking about one of my careers!  I am at best an experienced practitioner, when I talk about web design, and at worst an merely avid reader, when I talk about most science. 

My actual education is in Philosophy, where my main interest was Cybernetics and complex systems in general.  Everything else has been one of those learn-as-you-go things.

My Career
I have two full time jobs- so I'm rather busy.  Luckily my wife is my boss for one of them and she lets me spend time on Google+.  

PureNyx Design is my family's web development and marketing support business.  I do the front end sales and consulting and the back end server support.  My wife does all the design and copywriting.  At PureNyx, I help small businesses create and utilize a world class web presence.

I'm also a long-time employee at an investment firm. There I act as a technology consultant, advising the small businesses the firm is affiliated with.


Why I'm Here
I like to write about science, technology, and design.  On Google+, I often comment on recent developments.  My goal is to mix a bit of humor with enough information to spark further discussion. 
Bragging rights
I am a Registered Corporate Coach, I have 5 investment licenses I never use, and I always wear black because I'm cool like that.
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