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James “Kovu” Russell
Works at Demand Media Studios
Attended Indiana University - Indy
Lives in Olympia, WA
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#StarWars #EpisodeVII joins #EpisodeIII in getting a PG-13 rating for "Sci-Fi Violence"
The Star Wars franchise has always been first and foremost a family series, able to be seen by children. While the films often depict dark subject matter like the violence of war and good versus evil, the inclusion of Ewoks and the dreaded Jar Jar Binks prove that some aspects of Star Wars are
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At last! #WiiU
The Nintendo Wii U console managed to beat out both the PS4 and Xbox One on Black Friday judging by buyers ordering on the Target website. Target announced on its website: “Gaming consoles were popular in stores and online, including Nintendo Wii U, which was…..
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#Metallica could have named the thing after a better song. That was my most loathed song on that album.
METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has admitted that the band could not understand why its 2013 concert film, "Metallica Through The Never", failed to connect with a wider audience. "Metallica Thr...
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Peace-loving Baha'is thrown into prison with joke trials. #Iran #Bahai
In a fresh crackdown on Iran’s Baha’i community, one of the most persecuted religious minorities in Iran, 15 followers of the faith were simultaneously
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I agree with most of this review. I'm more forgiving, though. I loved Episode III. #StarWars
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith is the quintessential Star Wars prequel. Finally, after stalling for two movies, George Lucas delivers on all his promises. However, in true prequel fashion, he does it in a wildly uneven way. Welcome to our Star Wars movie rewatch!
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Watch out "high fidelity" and "wireless fidelity," here comes "light fidelity!" #HiFi #WiFi #LiFi
Tests of Li-Fi connectivity in Estonia have shown that the technology is able to achieve speeds 100 times faster than Wi-Fi.
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verminicelli -- noun -- vermin who enjoy pasta #rats #vermin #verminicelli
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Oh, heck... #StarWars
George Lucas says Star Wars 7 isn’t going the way he’d intended. For fans of the franchise, this is probably a sign that J.J. Abrams is doing it right. After
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+Dan Marazzo Heh, I don't agree his vision sucks, but he let too much crap get in the way.
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A multi-state E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people who ate rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco Wholesale Corp's (COST.O) stores has been traced to a celery-and-onion mix used in the salad, prompting its California maker to recall the product.
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I never liked that stuff anyways... #glaresatcelery
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When you order fast food, how many times has that burger or burrito actually looked like the advertisement? KSL Investigator Mike Headrick goes on a fast-food run to find out if what you see is what you get and learns the tricks of fast-food styling.
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Collections James is following
  • Indiana University - Indy
    Social Work, 2004 - 2006
  • Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis
    Journalism, 1997 - 1998
  • California State University - San Bernardino
    English Literature, 1993 - 1994
  • Victor Valley College
    General, 1990 - 1992
  • Victor Valley High School
    General Education, 1986 - 1988
  • Victor Valley Junior High School
    General Education, 1984 - 1986
  • High Desert High School
    General Education, 1988 - 1990
  • Del Rey Elementary School
    General K-6, 1977 - 1983
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James Russell has built and repaired PCs and installed, configured, and debugged most versions of Windows from Windows 3.11 For Workgroups to Windows 8. A long-time editor and writer of technical books for various publishers, he is currently integrating social media strategy as a career focus and was recently named by as one of 101 social media experts to follow on Google+. James currently writes and edits technical articles for Web sites such as AZCentral and eHow Tech as part of his duties for Demand Media Studios, where he focuses on technical topics including Windows, Office, and Android devices. He has significant experience with the Mozilla open-source project since Mozilla's M4 milestone in 1999 (having been responsible for Mozilla .6's/Netscape 6's View > Theme menu) and has also rewritten the Linux, Windows, and Mac release notes as well as the README files for Mozilla's .6 and 1.0 versions.
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Author of OneNote 2013 For Dummies, Windows 8 Kickstart.
Author, Editor, Paid Geek
Writing, editing, Social media, technology, PC repair, Building PCs, video games, guitar, singing, social work
  • Demand Media Studios
    Tech writer/editor, 2010 - present
  • Windows 8 Kickstart
    Author, 2012 - present
  • OneNote 2013 For Dummies
    Author, 2012 - present
  • Facebook For Dummies, Mini & Pocket editions
    Coauthor, 2011 - 2012
  • John Wiley & Sons
    Tech writer/editor, 2002 - 2012
  • Google+ For Dummies, Portable Edition
    Project Editor, Development Editor, Technical Editor, 2011 - 2011
  • State of California
    Clinical Social Worker, 2006 - 2009
  • IDG Books, Inc./Hungry Minds, Inc.
    Copy Editor/Project Editor, 1999 - 2012
  • The Indianapolis Star
    Freelance Writer/Obit Writer/Copy Messenger, 1997 - 1998
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Night Time In New York City

I hope you can handle the night life.

Mozilla tests a true stealth mode for Firefox

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Surface, Windows RT tablets receiving promised update soon (but not Wind...

Devices like Microsoft's original Surface will get some new features around the launch of Windows 10, but won't get Windows 10 itself.

Google I/O: Biggest Announcements of the Keynote - ABC News

The latest Android update -- M -- is in the pipeline, Google announced today at its annual I/O developer's conference.

Pentagon: Military Mistakenly Shipped Live Anthrax Samples - ABC News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live a

New Federal Rules on Stream Protection Hailed, Criticized - ABC News

New federal rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands — and the drinking water of 117 million Americans — are

Life at Google

Connect with us about job opportunities, offices, culture and life at Google.

ZombiU Hardcore -- St. George's Church

Another PTSD-inducing area, St. George's Church begins near where you picked up your first keycard in the Safe House. Slide under the door f

Does novel point to a new desert world in The Force Awakens?

Is Star Wars: The Force Awakens trading in the series' iconic desert wasteland for ... another desert wasteland?

ZombiU Hardcore -- Get Medicine For Vikram

This level officially sucks, but it is possible to get through. After the door is unlocked in the Approach to Vikram's area, you'll go throu

AnUAE4All - Android Apps on Google Play

An UAE4All port for Android. UAE4All is an Amiga 500 emulator originally from Chui mainly for playing old Amiga games. Like the original UAE

Amiga Forever Essentials - Android Apps on Google Play

Amiga Forever Essentials for Android installs officially licensed system ROM files to run Amiga OS versions 1.2, 1.3, 2.04, 3.0 and 3.1 in e

Tower of London

From the Safe House manhole, descend the stairs to the right and go out the door. If you didn't kill the spitter zombie before, do so now. S

'Legend Of Zelda' Is Netflix's Chance To Redeem All Video Game Adaptations

The newest rumors from The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy blog implies that streaming giant Netflix is in the process of working with gamin

AMD's Mantle 1.0 is dead; long live DirectX

AMD said it won't release a public software development kit for its graphics API as DirectX12 and the next-gen OpenGL releases approach.

Confirmed: Google plans its own U.S. mobile service

But Google's Sundar Pichai says it doesn't intend to become a full-service cellular carrier, instead likening the service to its Nexus mobil

YouTube Video Converter and Download -

Clip Converter is a free online media conversion application, which allows you to convert and download YouTube URLs to formats like MP3,MP4,

Windows 10 consumer preview tipped to arrive in January - SlashGear

Excited for the next Windows release? No? Well, despite the antogonism against the "old guard" of operating systems, a lot of eyes are on Mi

Decent service and selection for such a small store. Some high pricing, though, such on food items and paying more than $8 for brand-name cigarette packs; I've been to convenience stores very near here where you can get them for less than $7.
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One of the better Nation's. Small, but good stuff.
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Decent pizza, but don't ask for special treatment like both white and red sauce.
Food: GoodDecor: GoodService: Poor - Fair
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Somehow these idiots hijacked my e-mail address, and I can't change the e-mail settings at their site or delete the account because given that I never created a password, I don't know it. Click their Contact link and you get a phone number and fax in EUROPE. No e-mail, nada. Eschew like plague.
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