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Joseph Collins
Works at Chick-fil-A
Attends Baylor University
Lives in St. Louis, MO, United States
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Favorite Portals  - 
 
1) My very first submission/approval: The Immortal Ten Statue. These ten Baylor University basketball players, coaches, and fans tragically died in a bus crash in 1927. Read more here: http://www.baylorbears.com/trads/bay-immortal-10.html
https://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=31.546128,-97.120868&z=15&pll=31.546128,-97.120868

2-3) An exceptionally pretty church. My original submission was on a cloudy day, so the light wasn't too flattering. However, I recently retook the photo on a sunny day, and G+ #AutoAwesome worked its magic.
https://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=38.603758,-90.443764&z=17&pll=38.603758,-90.443764

4) Artists in my metro area have taken to decorating traffic control boxes. I truly appreciate this effort to turn mundane objects that can range between unnoticed and ugly into something truly beautiful. Many have become portals; here's one I successfully submitted. Canada geese are a common seasonal sight where I live. It's best to observe them from a certain distance; they'll hiss at you and may bite if you get too close to them, especially when they have young. I think I noted the artist's name in the description, but I don't have a key to the area currently.
https://www.ingress.com/intel?ll=38.592991,-90.516218&z=15&pll=38.592991,-90.516218
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Good job!?!
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#AutoAwesome of a church near my work
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Ha!
 
The perfect holiday gift for Jewish hip hop fans: the Dr. Dreidel!

Or for Apple fans. Or for pun fans.

This is made by Hannah Rothstein. 

http://www.hrothstein.com/the-fun-stuff/#/dr-dreidel/
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Joseph Collins

Artwork + Memes  - 
 
When Niantic moves the hack count to the very BOTTOM of the agent page...
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badges for completing missions and for modding portals are coming in an update soon.
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In the spirit of https://plus.google.com/117109297465362739049/posts/QcGStCTyAoW, I'll post another couple questions. First, do you want a badge for links destroyed?
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+Karen Brown I vote for that ;-)
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I call bullshit on the U.S. DOJ's outrageous claim. Apple, Google, and other tech companies moving towards increased encryption are doing it right.
 
The U.S. government is fighting back against new encryption technologies on smartphones made by Apple and those using Google's latest version of Android. With a strongly worded argument, an official at the U.S. Department of Justice plainly stated that without access to a suspect's phone,… #android
The U.S. government is fighting back against new encryption technologies on smartphones made by Apple and those using Google's latest version of Android. With a strongly worded argument, an official at the U.S. Department of Justice plainly stated that without access to a suspect's phone, a child could die in cases such as kidnapping. The Wall Street Journal reported that the tech...
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Joseph Collins

Tips and Tricks  - 
 
Now that we aren't getting credit for new submissions, my attention turns to the portal appeals process. One question I have: what do I do with duplicate rejections that appear to be duplicates of "phantom portals"? Even if I won't get Seer credit myself (which I'd obviously prefer), I generally still want the portal to go live. Is there a way to handle these, or are they forever doomed to their current phantom state?
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Appealing usually works
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Your move, +NIA Ops​. #SeerBadge #Ingress

While you're working through all that, perhaps consider lowering the thresholds for each Seer badge level? I like the tiers on SpecOps: 5 = bronze, 25 = silver, 100 = gold, 200 = platinum, and 500 = onyx. There are a finite number of potential portal candidates in the world, and with the player base constantly growing, this would make the badge more realistically attainable for more agents.
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Because it's gotten to the point why have a badge that takes 2 months or more for a response?! They need to just eat crow and either get rid of it or make some serious changes. 
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This reminds me of Dear Hollywood - MPAA: http://youtu.be/yHwBD6r9r5c

Via +Brian Barcus
 
So... The MPAA is effectively bribing officials? That seems wrong. Illegal wrong, maybe?
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Yet, don't download movies illegally. Because it's ruining them or whatever. (sigh)
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General Discussion  - 
 
Just a question: when/where did the term "portal monkey" originate (referring to the portal submission reviewers)?
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I think the origin is more http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinite_monkey_theorem 

Specifically the "real monkeys" section there seems apropos.
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Do you want a badge for control fields destroyed?
296 votes
Yes
69%
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I don't care
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Link and field destroyed, very good idea
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Have him in circles
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Employment
  • Chick-fil-A
    Team member, 2014 - present
  • Self-employed
    2007 - 2012
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St. Louis, MO, United States
Previously
Waco, TX, United States
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Introduction
I think you and my friends should hang out on the weekends.
Bragging rights
Having extremely eclectic taste in music; knowing computers, Android, and most other technology better than most people. Oh yeah, and I'm learning Russian.
Education
  • Baylor University
    Computer Science/Russian, 2012 - present
  • Westminster Christian Academy
    2007 - 2012
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Male
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Lifthil