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Bad training day at the range.  At least one soldier will be recycled back through rigging school.
A training mission gone awry resulted in the loss of three Army Humvees during a heavy equipment drop mission last week.
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I haven't had a #Microsoft product in my household since the Summer of 2009. At that time I did a format/reload on my laptops and installed #Linux, and picked up a refurb #iMac to use as my primary desktop, which has been running like a champ since the day I got it from #Apple (after adding 12GB of #Crucial RAM).

Per my job roles, I have used and setup #Windows systems, but as a preference I stick to my #Mac and #Android devices as much as possible for personal needs.

Side note: I used to think that as long as Microsoft existed I'd have a job (been laid off twice), and I used to want Apple to take over the world, and though I like Apple products, I would rather that #Google take over the world.

Recently, I decided to pick up a #Windows10 2-in-1 laptop for when I travel, rather than lugging around the #Windows7 boat anchor the company my company contracts for gave me to use.

I decided to use #Cortana and try'er out with something easy and fun, like "Cortana, how far is it from the #Earth to the #Sun?"

Here's what I get hit with:

"Before we get started, I'll need some info. [...] location, location history, contacts, voice input, searching history, calendar details, content and communication history from messages and apps, and other information on your device."

Why snoop into my personal life to answer such a rudimentary question? Now, if I asked for directions to the Sun to be emailed to me, then maybe I would give up some extra info.
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that's awesome. lol
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I learned something cool on the @curiositydotcom app: Polymagnets Are Poised To Change The World

https://curiosity.com/memes/polymagnets-are-poised-to-change-the-world-curiosity/?ref=android

And this also prompted me to check out Smarter Everyday on YouTube. 💡
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This is strange. In regard to the MHS17 program to select the next sidearm for the U.S. Army, I was researching ballistics information for NATO pistol ammunition and ran across this page buried behind a beauty salon website. Hello, webmaster... you're site has been hijacked!

Belfast Day Spa Complexions prides itself on being one of Belfast's most exclusive beauty salon. Situated on the trendy Lisburn Road in Belfast the Day Spa specialises in the Universal Contour Wrap
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This has "class action lawsuit" written all over it...

I booked a flight on an airline, but the event I was going to attend was cancelled, so I cancelled my flight. No problem, the airline credited my account for the value of the ticket ($309.70) toward a future flight.

I just booked a flight (with the same airline) to attend another event. The ticket cost was $845.39. Since I had a $309.70 credit, the airline charged me the difference (for those keeping score at home, I was charged $535.69).

But, the airline also charged me an additional so-called "change fee" of $200 bucks! WTH?!

Think about this, folks: that's like getting a $30 in-store credit at a department store, and on a different day you go back to the store to buy something else and they charge you $20 bucks at the register to use your $30 dollar credit.

And all this happens at the speed of computers, so even if it took the computer 60 seconds to figure out I owed the difference of $535.69 for my new ticket, the airline charged me and hourly rate of $12,000.00 to apply my $309.70 credit!

That is criminal! What exactly cost the airline $200 bucks to have the privilege of borrowing my money until I decided to use it to book a new flight??

How do we let companies like banks and #UNITEDAIRLINES get away with making up rules that profit themselves and rip off their customers!

#iwantmymoneyback

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A favorite recipe in our household is Thai Coconut Shrimp. One of the ingredients it calls for is curry paste. My wife and son have always shied away from having that ingredient in their portion because of their concern for how spicy the curry might be. The original recipe I make calls for green curry, and green curry is typically sweet (IMO), made from aromatics. In preparation for making the dish last night, I couldn't find green curry at the store, but I did pick up red curry paste. (Funny story, I already had some green curry at home in the refrigerator.) While red curry is made with much of the same aromatics, it can be spicier, depending on the type and amount of peppers it is made with. Peppers are just another ingredient, not a main ingredient. Heat from a spicy Thai dish isn't typically imparted from the curry itself, but usually are enhanced with chili oils and crushed red pepper. On the way home with the red curry paste, my wife suggested she could likely handle a bit, but our son wouldn't like it at all, and I could add extra to my portion as desired. So, as my wife drove along, I opened the jar and encouraged my wife and son to taste the paste straight out of the jar. No complaints, other than overcoming the texture of it at room temperature. They were surprised that it wasn't spicy hot, but flavorful from the array of spices used to manufacture it.

When I cook for my family, I know I have a winning recipe when my son says, "this is good, can we have this every night?!" And that was the response I got when I served up a delicious bowl of That Coconut Shrimp last night. When I cook, I cook to taste, so please bear with this recipe and modify it to your taste.

What you'll need:
- 1 pound of asparagus, rinsed, snapped, and then cut the stalks into bite-sized pieces
- 1 can of sliced water chestnuts
- 1 can of baby corn
- 1 can of sliced bamboo shoots
- Chopped garlic
- Salt
- 1 pound of shrimp, raw, peeled, deveined, and to save yourself time get it with the tail off. It's not too hard to take the tails off yourself and it may save you a little money. Make sure it's rinsed well under cold water before cooking it.
- 1 can of coconut milk (do not get lite coconut milk; the fats in coconut milk are not the bad kind, and lite milk will compromise the flavor)
- Curry paste (green, red, yellow... whichever you desire)
- Fresh or dried basil leaves
- Fresh mint
- Rice (I prefer something aromatic, like Jasmine of Basmati, but you can use white or brown rice; I use a package of Uncle Ben's 90 second rice)

Here's how I prepared the dish:
- Add 1/4 cup of water to a large skillet and steam the asparagus over high heat. Salt to taste.
- Once the asparagus begins to turn bright green, add chopped garlic (to taste) and the water chestnuts, baby corn, and bamboo shoots. Cook a few more minutes until the asparagus is almost cooked through.
- Add the shrimp and continue cooking until the shrimp has turned pink.
- Add the entire can of coconut milk, 2 tablespoons of curry paste (adjust to taste), and basil to taste. Simmer for a couple more mins.
- Prepare the rice accordingly and then stir it into the skillet. Alternatively, you can serve the curry over the rice, or have the rice on the side.
- Remove the skillet from heat and add fresh mint (not too much, just want a hint of aroma and flavor).
- Serve up in bowls, add crushed red pepper flakes if you want it spicier, and be sure to eat with a spoon so you don't miss a single drop of the delicious curry!

It doesn't take long to cook this dish. Just be sure not to overcook the asparagus and shrimp. Nothing could ruin this dish worse than mushy asparagus and dried out shrimp. If the rice absorbs too much of the coconut milk, feel free to add a little bit of vegetable or chicken stock to thin it out. I kinda like my curry a bit thicker (not too runny, not too thick). Feel free to try a blend of other vegetables, like broccoli, julienned carrots, green or yellow onion or shallots, potato, celery, mushrooms, red and green bell pepper, sprouts, and try it with other proteins, like beef, chicken, pork, white fish, or mussels. This dish is easily customized according to your flavor profile!

Photo credit: http://bevcooks.com/ (Becuase I didn't take a picture of my dish, and this one closely resembles it.) :-)
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One of the other ingredients is, coconut by product, and shrimp
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Not the typical article I would read.  I think I was lured by the overtones of one of my favorite cuisines served from one of my favorite venues in the IT center of the world.  In fact, it's not an article, but a story.  Honestly, I can't tell if it's fiction or non-fiction.  No matter, I liked it. #tacostacostacos  
Ingenuity, betrayal, and a killer habanero sauce. All these and more in CNET’s tech fiction debut. #TechnicallyLiterate
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+Laurie Carter came up with this great idea for an #AprilFools prank to pull on our son, +Jack Carter. In the fashion of the ol' "Jack and the Beanstalk" story, I told Jack that I bought some doughnut seeds from a man at work. The man told me to plant them in a shallow glass of water. Well, not understanding if the glass had to be shallow, or just the water, we did our best last night getting 'em planted. One of the "seeds" kinda broke, and we accidentally dropped two seeds into a tall glass. Here's what we cultivated...
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Jack asked me if I could talk to the man at work and get more doughnut seeds. I told him I'd talk to 'im, but he's likely to tell me... and at the same time, Laurie and I exclaimed "April fools!". ;-)
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My son wanted an iPhone, like his friends. Last weekend we got him a Nexus 5x. I'm not feeling too terrible about this 6-month old hardware. I can understand Apple 's cool factor is status quo, but I can't believe their specs haven't evolved or kept up with competitors.
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Jeff , Karen and I have been on Project Fi since July and really like it. My favorite part was kicking Verizon to the curb many months ago. Do more research on alternative phones and you'll see that while there are several non Nexus phones that can run on Fi, the only ones that switch correctly between Sprint and T-Mobile are going to be the three Nexus phones: the 6, 6P, 5X.  

Found this for you, a better explanation:  http://arkienet.com/2016/03/fi-on-a-non-nexus-phone-is-like-mowing-your-lawn-with-a-weed-eater/ 
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Jack crossed over from the Cub Scouts of Kuna's Pack 106 to the Boys Scouts of Kuna's Troop 181 on March 19th in an inspiring and moving ceremony that recapped his Cub Scouting journey, where I also was fortunate to mentor him and 4 other scouts that also crossed over. And this journey couldn't have been successful for either of us without the love and support from wife and mother, +Laurie Carter. Photo credit: (Uncle) Fred Snow. #cubscouts #boyscouts #kuna #idaho

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It would have been a tearful event for me had I been there. Congratulations, Grandson Jack!
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General Milley is my new hero! #toadintheroad   #commonsense  
The U.S. Army's chief of staff said that if he had his way, he'd abandon the bureaucratic Modular Handgun System effort.
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Was in town for a short errand and arbitrarily chose this spot for dinner. Absolutely delicious! And they let my young son, who loved the kids lasagna, have fun rolling out his own dough for a complimentary pizza. Great hospitality! When I visit SLC again, I'll definitely visit this restaurant.
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