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Free pixel? Why not...
We love everything Google here at The Gooru, and what’s more Google than the all-new Chromebook Pixel?!?! The New Chromebook Pixel has a ton of increased specs over the first version, with 8GB of RAM, i5-5200U Processor, and the brand-new USB Type-C charger. We were lucky enough to have the new Pixel given to us, but we really want to give it away to our audience as a thank you!
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I want one!!!
 
This model of a laser bug zapper, which will soon be manufactured in the US, uses a photonic fence to track bugs within a specified area and kill them. The inventors hope it can be used in places like African hospitals to rid them of mosquitos that carry malaria and cause major issues. http://bit.ly/1bfh1Ac
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Wow!

This senator is openly seditious??
 
Senator Graham (R-SC), during a campaign stop in New Hampshire, announced his intention to stage a military coup if elected. The exact quote:

"[A]nd here is the first thing I would do if I were President of the United States: I wouldn’t let Congress leave town until we fix this. I would literally use the military to keep them in if I had to. We’re not leaving town until we restore these defense cuts. We’re not leaving town until we restore the intel cuts."

I really have no idea what one can add to this. He wants to use the military to force Congress to give more money to the military. After that, presumably, he would tell the military to go home, and not use them against Congress ever again.

(And as Taub notes in the story, he's not even saying that he'll use the military to hold Congress prisoner until they vote up or down on the issue; he's going to hold them prisoner until they vote a particular way.)

What the ever-loving fuck has this country come to that sitting US Senators consider calling for a military coup to be the sort of thing one does while campaigning for President?

(Audio recording here: http://benswann.com/graham-military-force-congress/)
It's not like sending in the Marines to force Congress to vote the way the president wants would be a coup or anything.
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Sigh....so he's threatened a coup, hopefully he was removed from office.
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Mr. President, we must not allow a backdoor gap!
 
Our new NSA Director, Mike "Backdoor all the things!" Rogers, then and now.

Meth: Not Even Once.

(For those who haven't seen the interview where he explained his position on backdoors: http://goo.gl/eL5Jx1 . Note to the wise: There ain't no such thing as a backdoor that works for some people and not others.)
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Fucking Lizards!
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In statistics, we call this a mane effect.
 
Well, we must admit that Noah was quite open minded... ;-)
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Well I'm sure one must be the "Queen" of the jungle!
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If Interstellar had been an 80's movie, this would have been on the soundtrack:

We're leaving together
But still it's farewell
And maybe we'll come back
To earth, who can tell...

They don't make cheesy rock ballads like they used to...
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+Luke Shiras - Yep. When I say "cheesy", it is from the perspective of a cheese-lover. I was, afterall, a child of the 80's...
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Open access FTW!
 
#pixelpushing #thanksobama

"National Science Foundation will require that articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals and papers in juried conference proceedings or transactions be deposited in a public access compliant repository and be available for download, reading and analysis within one year of publication" and I was all like...
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To bad that someone had to die to make it happen.
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Yet another useful service being shut down by Google.

What services will still be alive in 10 years?
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If there's one thing I've learned about Google, it's that Google likes to experiment.  They are always trying to find something else that will turn a profit.  I mean think about it - a company that started out as a search engine now makes the most popular OS for phones and is developing a self driving car.  How far reaching can you get?

While I'm fully vested in their products (Inbox, Drive, Plus, Maps, etc), I take it with a grain of salt.  They are free, and as such, they could come and go at a moments notice.

Was I upset when Reader went away?  Absolutely.  But I got over it and although there are some that thing that Feedly is evil, I find their product acceptable.  It's not just Google that this happens to.  A few years ago, my favorite note taking app went belly up.  I had used Springpad almost since the beginning and it was WAY better than Evernote, but here I am a couple of years later, with all my notes in Evernote.

Products in technology come and go.  Just be prepared to make the hop to the next thing when it's time.
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Or, just quit Facebook. If enough people do so, then Zuckeberg might have to get a real job...
 
I don't use the Facebook mobile app for many of the reasons enumerated in this article. I also don't trust their freewheeling attitude towards user privacy.

If you're an Android user, open Facebook's mobile site in the Chrome browser, click on the menu, and add the site to your desktop. You'll get a nice little icon on your home screen, just like you would for an app, and it won't eat your battery or kill performance.
Even if you're someone who's addicted to Facebook, you really ought to consider just accessing it through your mobile browser. Business Insider directs our attention to antivirus software firm AVG'...
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+Carri Merrill​ and +Kyle Merrill​ have been complaining about crappy battery life for the past week.
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You never ID all your stuff until your @-sign dies...
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