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John Bowdre
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I just finished Earnest Cline's Armada. The book was okay (I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as Ready Player One ) but it did feature bits and pieces of this excellent playlist scattered throughout it. Whether you read the book or not, this playlist is well worth a listen.
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Don't worry, there's no need to look before moving across four lanes of traffic. Nope, not at all. Just come on over, fella.

(Special appearance by the tiny shoe dangling from the wife's mirror.)



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That's a nice motorized vehicle you've got there. It'd be a shame if it got stuck crossing the train tracks and you had to get out of your seat...

Oh, wait.



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I'm almost impressed by this display of synchronized asshattery.

Almost.



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I love these shamings. It's my addiction. 
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Naturally Google would implement suspending inactive tabs just a few months after I finally discovered The Great Suspender.  This is a great function and should help out Chrome's performance for folks like me who never have less than a dozen tabs open.  

(h/t +Derek Ross
 
As we speak, the chromium team is adding tab discarding to Windows and Mac OS platforms in the latest chromium build. Linux will follow shortly after. This feature enables least interesting tabs to get automatically discarded when system memory is running low. Discarded tabs are still visible on the tab strip and get reloaded when clicked on.

You can follow the work in progress by enabling the experimental flag named "Tab Discarding" at chrome://flags/#enable-tab-discarding.
Then check out chrome://discards too see all your tabs sorted from most interesting to least interesting. You can even discard one by yourself now ;)

For info, Chrome OS has already this feature.

Source: https://codereview.chromium.org/1249693002
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This is the first case of aurora being observed on an object outside our solar system. Combined with other research that shows brown dwarfs can have clouds, it’s clear that the atmospheres of brown dwarfs are more planet-like than star-like.
 
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Brown dwarfs are like the Pluto of stars. New research published in Nature points to a more planetary nature by discovering bright aurora on a brown dwarf.
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Ranger Danger.
 
Ranger owner has no cares for red lights.

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He was only a few seconds late - it was just pink around the edges when he went through :).
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Happy birthday Stake Japleton - I mean +Jake Stapleton​!

Don't party too hard or else you'll look like this tomorrow. And I don't think you could pull it off as well as Pippin.
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More hyper-coordinated lane changes. Bravo, drivers, bravo.



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And I'd rather have your problems, trust me. Driving one block here, I am surprised people are not murdering each other more. 
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This is how he watches me put on my shoes.
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Hi.  I'm John, and I'm a geek

• I void warranties.  Regularly.  I'm a chronic tinkerer.  I get a thrill from taking things apart, figuring out how they work and trying to make them better (or at least better suited to my whims).  I sometimes even put them back together again (though I tend to have parts left over).

• I'm an Android fan(atic).  I tinker with ROM-building every now and then, but mostly just continuously tweak my own setup.  I also have a serious app addiction.  If you need an app to do a specific thing, chances are I've probably played with just what you're looking for.  And I'm always glad to make recommendations - just ask!  I'm a fan of prepaid phone service - I pay T-Mobile $30 each month for my phone service (complete with LTE on my Nexus 4).  I rock a Pebble like a boss.

• I think cars are neat.  I've owned, driven, worked on, and modified a small fleet of Saabs.  And while the wife still drives a really sweet 9-5 wagon, I've moved on to a Subaru BRZ - such fun!  


• I'm a bit of a Tolkien nerd, and had a themed wedding complete with swords and chainmail and hobbits. I'm also into Star Trek, Doctor Who, Douglas Adams, and I'm working my way through Asimov's works.

• I like firearms, and shooting them, but don't have nearly enough.  What I do have is a very particular set of skills... oh, nevermind.


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