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Drone footage of sinkhole is best footage of sinkhole.
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Quite exciting times.  The obvious next thought is comparison to SpaceX's recent attempts at landing the Falcon 9 rocket, but ultimately it's an apples to oranges comparison.  This landing is more comparable in terms of complexity and difficulty to the SpaceX Grasshopper rocket landing in 2012 (though that was several orders of magnitude lower than 100km).

All that being said, I'm still excited about competition in the private space industry driving results, even though Blue Origins and SpaceX are not exactly competitors.  You can't help but imagine Elon Musk saying, "Well, it's not exactly the same thing...but damnit let's land this rocket!"
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On the bright side of this...now you can see the beautiful sunset better!
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Let the Halloweening begin.
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Filmmakers Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh created a time-lapse video all the solar system planets and the Sun, in the proper configuration, on 7 miles of dry lakebed. Making Of 'To Scale: The Solar System'
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Don't get me wrong.  What they did was incredible and humbling.  
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Sounds like the perfect setup for a comic book hero.
Wasp virus may protect butterflies from a second virus
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Documentary Now! parodies the current obsession with documentaries. Season one features six differen...
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Once again, the Mavericks are conjuring something out of nothing
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DIRECTV and AT&T definitely do not want customers to bundle their statements to get a $10 monthly rebate.  I've been on the phone either talking or on hold for 45 minutes, and I've been forwarded through 6 customer representatives.  Still not done yet, but it sounds like the 6th representative is the one who can make it happen.  Sheesh.
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A customer service experience brought to me by the fine folks over at Experian credit tracking (my account was acquired by Experian when they purchased freecreditreport.com; I liked the latter).

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J (James) <internal though>

AS: Press 1 to cancel your account through our automated account cancellation system 
J: <oh, convenient> presses 1
J: 5 minutes of entering account information
AS: Please wait while I connect you with a customer representative
J: <$*?!>
CS: How may I help you today?
J: <Really?> I need to cancel my account
CS: Asks for the exact same information I already entered into the previous 'automated' system
CS: May I ask why you feel you need to cancel your service?
J: The new site design offers significantly reduced functionality compared to the old freecreditreport.com
CS: Did you say 'significantly'?
J: Yes
CS: Well, the new site design actually provides more functionality than what you were getting before.
J: Actually, the credit planning tool has been significantly dumbed down, e.g., I can't change more than one variable, and it's not useful anymore
CS: You know that tool is just hypothetical, right?
J: Yes <and thanks for talking down to me>. Please cancel my account now, thank you
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Amazing troll.
Early this afternoon, noted Twitter comedian Jon Hendren, aka @fart, spoke to HLN anchor Yasmin Vossoughian about the importance of Edward Snowden’s presence on Twitter. The interview went normally enough, until Vossoughiarn asked Hendren if Snowden’s actions were worth the risks he took.
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That's awesome.  Proves there's an agenda & not a dialog going on there..
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Software Engineer
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  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2008 - present
  • Codeweavers
    Software Engineer, 2007 - 2008
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  • University of North Texas
    Computer Science, 2005 - 2008
  • Carnegie Mellon University
    Computer Science, 2004 - 2004
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I brought in a new 50lbs propane tank to fill up, and the entire process went smoothly. I don't think the tank had the 'new' sticker on it which should have alerted the attendant to purge the air, but he figured it out anyway. The service was fast and courteous, and the price is way below average.
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Fast, easy, good sandwiches. Good service for the most part.
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reviewed a month ago
The food is delicious; my go-to is the Big Kahuna Chicken Cheese Steak. On the flip side, the service is hit-or-miss on occasion. 80% of my visits, the service is good. 10% of my visits, the service is great (tip-worthy). My last visit had me waiting 10 minutes to place my order, and the staff was inattentive during that time period. After ordering I had to wait another 20 minutes for the sandwich to be made.
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