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Jimmy Brokaw
Works at Ski Liberty
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Engaging in the local political process by participating in a community meeting to try to stop proposed parking restrictions in my city.

I encourage everyone to participate in the political process... It's what makes a democracy great.
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The feds came up with that crap?
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The most frequently asked weather question is answered.
I get asked a lot of weather questions. What do you think is the most frequent? No, its not about the impacts of global warming. And what the probability of precipitation really means. The most frequent question is: What is the difference between partly cloudy and partly sunny?
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More knitting goodness.
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I had no idea.
When you bite into a Thin Mint, you probably aren't wondering where it comes from.
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Sacrilicious. Good thing Keebler makes grasshoppers all year round.
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The reports of Google+'s death have been greatly exaggerated (again)

Google+ Chief Architect +Yonatan Zunger says there'll be "no big user-facing changes" connected to the reorganization of G+, Photos, and Hangouts that we've been hearing about over the past several days. ¹

His full comment: ²

A lot of misunderstanding and speculation. :) The internal org was renamed "Photos and Streams," because Sundar likes org names that match what the teams do. And since our org includes Photos, Google+, Blogger, and News, there you have photos, plus several streams of content.

No big user-facing changes tied to this at all.

So stand down, gravediggers. This "ghost town" is still alive and kickin', and we ghosts aren't goin' anywhere anytime soon.

¹ Context: http://goo.gl/2ds9g4

² Via: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AmyBethInverness/posts/67gicvzi8VV
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+Dustin Zastera​, I remember a few articles years ago about how MySpace had already won the social media war and who were these upstart Facebook folks to think they had a chance or breaking into that space.
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Say what?
Drivers get a free waffle when they download the app and a free drink when they make a delivery
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Yes! +Al Middleton You've got a million dollar idea there.
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I've been saying for years that the science to back the notion that dietary cholesterol intake affects blood serum cholesterol levels just isn't there. It's nice to see the U.S. government is finally coming around, and dropping their guidelines against cholesterol.

Enjoy your dinner.
You don't need to limit cholesterol in your diet. We've said it here before, but now the people who make the dietary guidelines for the US are saying it too.
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Great video. Bottom line is high fructose corn syrup isn't worse for you than sugar... but it's cheap and added to a lot of things.

The only pace the video misses is when it says we should cut back on sweets. Read labels -- even non-sweet things have a lot of sugar added.
So, What's the big difference between sugar and high fructose corn syrup? For the answer, check out this enlightening video from our friends over at Reactio
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+Jimmy Brokaw I would prefer to shift the debate to positive labelling.  For example, if I feel strongly about my food safety, and the environmental impacts of transport-heavy global food production, and the need for some morality in agriculture, I could choose to spend my coins on food that was labelled "Organic" and "Fair Trade" and was accompanied by a geographic statement of production location.  I try to do that anyway, but additional labelling of those positive aspects, IF they are rigidly described and the products are inspected for compliance, would be helpful.

The California special interest fear-mongering via the carcinogen warning labels is completely laughable.  The very air of all California conurbations is so bad that every door leading to the outside should be so labelled.  Every tap should also be labelled given the lack of surety in the water supply.  We could start a whole new thread about the California law-making process if we want a good laugh... 
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Thanks +McDonald's​ for miseducating our youth. No, planes do not fly because air travels faster over the top of the wing than then bottom. Can you tell me why the air travels faster, rather than just arriving later at the other side? Or perhaps more easily, how could a plane fly upside down?

Or heck, how does your paper airplane with flat wings fly?

Our children deserve better than "well, it's what I remember being told as a kids so it must be true." Even NASA publicly agrees that this myth hurts education:

http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/k-12/airplane/wrong1.html
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Mass-produced Burger-making < aeronautical engineering...
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I never realized knitting could be so good for the world.
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Weird. I searched by name and it didn't come up... Thanks though!
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This is so wrong. One more reason to cut the cable.
Commercial time increased on some channels by minutes per hour in the past year.
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No, I'm right +Jimmy Brokaw​. I said some, like you. What you just rattled off is the equivalent of building a space ship and going to the moon for 99.9% of the population. For the average cable company, upwards of 50% of their customers call for support every month. The #1 support question? How to use the remote.
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Work
Occupation
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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Currently
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.

Circles, circles, circles.  I've got a lot of circles.  Most of them are private and you'll only get in if I want you in.  But a couple are optional -- let me know if you want in or out.  These include:

Skiing -- If you care about my ski adventures, ask and I'll put you in.
Curling -- Ditto for curling.
Memes -- Funny stuff.  Not intellectually inspiring.
Politics -- Controversial stuff.  Not open to coworkers, family, or narrow minded people.
Photography -- If you want to see pretty pictures I take regardless of topic, ask for this.
Gaming -- Interested in board and card games?  Join this circle.
Brewing -- Homebrewers and professional brewers, even people who don't brew, as long as you're interested in posts about beer.
Investing -- Discussions about investing and individual companies.
Bragging rights
First man to ever juggle flaming torches while skiing down a double-back diamond. Been defenestrated since 2003.
Education
  • Concord University
    eJD, 2010 - present
  • 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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James Brokaw, LordHedgie
I came in with a flat a year ago... They replaced the tire, but didn't tighten the lugs sufficiently and the wheel came loose two days later. They reimbursed me what I paid another mechanic to fix it, so I gave them another shot when I needed new winter tires. What should have been a simple install took two days; after for hours of work they told me to go buy hub centering rings. I went to another mechanic who informed me the wheels didn't use hub centering rings, and they finished the job the next day. For all my hassle and time, they offered seven dollars off the overpriced road hazard warranty... Very nice people, but not technically competent. I'll be going elsewhere from now on.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
I stopped in for lunch around 11am on a weekday. The good was good; not amazing, but certainly good for the price. We were served by the "Restaurant Manager", however, who rarely visited our table. She was curt, unfamiliar with the beer selections, brought the wrong salad dressing, and basically looked like she'd never worked in a restaurant before. No plans to return; there are places in this neighborhood with food just as good and service that actually make you want to come back.
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Public - 9 months ago
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Had carryout several times. Every single time at least one thing would be wrong, even when we ordered by the number. The food is good, the hours are great, and the prices are unbeatable, but I'm amazed how often they can mix up different dishes.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Poor - FairService: Poor - Fair
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago