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Jimmy Brokaw (Hedgie)
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Lives in Baltimore, MD
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Whoops.

The harbor does take a bend right at Henderson Wharf, but it's almost inconceivable that an experienced captain would miss his turn here.
A Spirit of Baltimore cruise ship sheared off about 60 feet of a pier in Fells Point as it was returning to its berth Sunday, the Coast Guard said.
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Texting and driving don't mix, folks.
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I continue to research this theory. Haven't seen anything that convinced me yet, but it remains fascinating. Most of the criticism I've seen of the theory can be dismissed by the simple explanation that distention cultures' calendars were reconciled later in history. 
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Of course it didn't exist.  Nothing before Louis Daguerre in 1839 could have.  I mean haven't you heard?  Pics or it didn't happen. ;)
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Uh... 
Arguably a step up from SpongeBob's Pretty Patties.
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That's great marketing. If that place was somewhat local, I'd take my son there.

Of course, they'd probably "randomly" give him a spicy Charmander burger and I'd have to eat it because he doesn't like spicy lol...
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Look, I know these pipes need fixed badly, but too many roads are being closed at the same time. We live nestled between these road closures, and it's getting difficult to find ways in or out. Suggestions like "take Pratt instead" indicate that these planners have never driven here during rush hour. 
West Franklin Street in Baltimore will be closed between Park Avenue and Eutaw Street for about a month beginning Aug. 24 due to sewer repairs, the Department of Public Works announced Monday.
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+Andy Brokaw that's the sad part, around these parts, there are several road closures with only 4 hours worth of crew a day, rather than a full crew all day then moving to the next section....
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Products are developed to optimize against the standards that are used to judge then. 
Scientists and consumer advocates say sunscreen companies have been inflating their products’ SPF ratings.
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This would be why I put a lot of research into selecting sunscreen. My current is only 30spf, but it works better than most higher proof stuff.
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Starting to get an idea of when we can see businesses reopening.
Residents and business owners will have extended access to Ellicott City’s Main Street beginning Thursday.
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So it turns out that my apartment is a Pikachu nest. According to this chart, I've caught Pikachus at a rate ten times as high as what would be statistically expected. 
One of Pokémon Go’s many, many mysteries is Pokémon spawn rates. What’s the chance that a Bulbasaur will appear in yonder bushes? How often will I encounter Mr. Mime? (Spoiler: .0031% of the time).
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+Thilo Gross​ That would be a convincing argument, as long as each society had the own records of when the event occurred, and the European records weren't held by the Roman Catholic Church. But every rebuttal I've seen has handwaved that such records exist without details, and without details it's easy to conceive of ways that the evidence could be unconvincing.

I'll try to research more later, but I'm on vacation now. :-) 
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Iraq asks foreign companies to raise oil production and exports... Right after asking for concessions from Western companies when oil prices fall.

You can't have it both ways, guys. Nobody is going to give you relief for falling oil prices when you're advocating for lower oil prices. 
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Am I spending too much time by the water? 
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...Gas...?
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Flag respect history lesson...
During the National Anthem, Americans are asked to put their right hands over their hearts. But why?
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we never were taught the Flag Code 's  hand-over-heart for the anthem, tho we did for the Pledge. i disagree tho, about the "under God", i think it IS a nasty, bit of political gaming that violates the 1A and must be removed.
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I'm no fan of nicotine, but ecigs are far preferable to cigarettes. I don't mind someone vaping next to me, but I don't like to sit next to a guy who was smoking five minutes ago.

With that said, the entire industry needs some regulation and quality control... These things shouldn't be blowing up.
Sailors vaping on ships and bases may soon be a thing of the past.
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It's the mass-produced ones that are causing problems. The refillable kits don't have the problems that the disposables do.
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Naval Officer
Skills
Skiing. Computers, especially hacking/security, Linux, Android. Homebrewing. Juggling.
Employment
  • Ski Liberty
    Ski Instructor, 2012 - present
  • US Navy
    Lieutenant Commander, 2000 - present
  • Summit at Snoqualmie
    Ski Instructor, 2007 - 2012
  • Ski Liberty
    Ski Instructor, 2005 - 2007
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Baltimore, MD
Previously
Ellensburg, WA - Mount Vernon, WA - Westminster, MD - Augusta, GA - Pensacola, FL - Martinsburg, WV - Atlanta, GA - England - Germany - Shrewsbury, PA - Glen Burnie, MD - Sugar Grove, WV - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Skier, Juggler, Hacker.
Introduction
It's Jimmy.  I've got a lot of circles because people know me for different things.  You might think of me as a professional skier, computer hacker, board game enthusiast, or one of a number of other things.  Doesn't matter, if you know me, add me.

I have a large number of circles, but with the advent of Collections, I use those instead. Almost everything I post is to a collection; if you don't like posts like that, just unfollow that collection. Once in a blue moon I'll post something truly public, but that's rare. If I post something privately but not to a collection, it's probably been restricted to friends, family, or geographic area. The only non-public collection I have is my Politics Collection, which I curate membership of. While I enjoy a good political debate, I prefer to limit the debate to people who can do so rationally and calmly, and for professional reasons, I don't include coworkers.
Bragging rights
First man to ever juggle flaming torches while skiing down a double-back diamond. First Navy Sailor to get Marine Corps Martial Arts qualified. Been defenestrated since 2003.
Education
  • Concord University
    eJD, 2010 - 2013
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    Material Science and Engineering, 1996 - 1999
  • University of Maryland University College
    Information Technology, 2002 - 2007
  • London Central High School
    1992 - 1995
  • Bad Aibling
    1989 - 1992
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Male
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Married
Other names
James Brokaw, LordHedgie
Apps with Google+ Sign-in
  • Crossy Road
  • Empires and Allies
  • StickyBalls DX
  • Rails
  • skisafari2
  • Transmission
  • AlphaBear