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Kelly Spore
Dad, hard worker and Apple evanglist.
Dad, hard worker and Apple evanglist.


I have to admit, I like the features of Google+ far more than the features of Facebook. I do use circles which keeps my home stream from becoming unusable, I do the same thing with Twitter but have to use TweetBot since the Twitter app on iOS doesn't allow you to default to a particular list. Facebook can be tweaked to show you more of what you want, but you can miss posts from people you know because you haven't "liked" enough of their posts.

The single biggest issue for me with Google+ - lack of people I know personally using it. So for me, like many I think, it's become a place to chatter in long form with those I don't know personally or just like to follow due to tech or what not. 

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Good info. Problem appears to be a minor issue at this point. Unless you have a bent phone, but why and how. Besides take to Apple if you do.
Just a day after Apple issued its first statement regarding the ongoing complaints that the iPhone 6 Plus bends in user pockets, Consumer Reports has released its test results for how "bendable" Apple's new phones are. In summary, the results show that the new phones are far stronger than what some…

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One of the entrances to the Shops of Legacy Fountain. As well as the trees.
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"Believe with all of your heart that you will do what you were made to do."

~ Orison Swett Marden

Walter Mitty \WAWL-ter-MIT-ee\

noun: a commonplace unadventurous person who seeks escape from reality through daydreaming

I'm sure the Comcast deal is a good one for Comcast and Time Warner, but not so sure it is for TV watching America. I do believe in a free market, but I'm thinking some quid pro quo would be a good idea.

Net Neutrality was recently shot down, I think Comcast a should come out swinging in favor of it now. Yell, "DO IT AND WE WILL CHAMPION IT!" That will win them some serious support and allay fears that NetFlix and the like will find themselves moving slower or even band from Comcast lines. Or that ABC's web video won't look as good as NBC video over the internet. It makes sure that the lines are free market available across the board. Good for all.

I would love to say no caps on bandwidth, but that's not free market; but the Fed should say that you can't put caps on content that comes from outside the Comcast network of lines and companies.

The Fed should REQUIRE that "a la carte" channel selection be made available on Comcast along with the normal model. Let users choose. That means if a subscriber wants CNN, FOX News, BBC America, ESPN, CSPAN, SciFi, TNT, TBS, USA and a few other channels that subscriber should be able to get them without the other 490 channels. The cost per channel would be higher and some channels, maybe some of those listed, would disappear. That's fine. That's Free Market. Those shows on those channels that have enough of a following would move to another surviving channel or the internet on Amazon, iTunes, NetFlix or maybe even YouTube. If a show has supporters there are avenues today that are very viable.

Comcast wants to fight, per their own statement, the growing demand of services like NetFlix and iTunes, but to make this merger happen the Feds should help crack open the door so that the competitors are all playing on a balanced field.

Net Neutrality and de-packaging of channels would level the field against a now nearly national cable provider. It would be fair for both sides and might increase an already decreasing cable subscriber base.

Full Disclosure: I'm a Time Warner customer but I only get internet no cable channels. I use iTunes, NetFlix, Amazon, Hulu and Aereo.

Chilling at home.

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Doesn't matter who said, I think the idea is sound and true.
TURN OFF THE NEWS - Saw this on Facebook and I think God has a point... I mean, Morgan Freeman.

Morgan Freeman's brilliant take on what happened yesterday :

"You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here's why.

It's because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single victim of Columbine? Disturbed
people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he'll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.

CNN's article says that if the body count "holds up", this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer's face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer's identity? None that I've seen yet. Because they don't sell. So congratulations, sensationalist media, you've just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.

You can help by forgetting you ever read this man's name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem. You can help by turning off the news."

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Pretty amazing photo.
The Magical Cave

When I was in The Baths on Virgin Gorda a few months ago, I found many tiny little caves here and there. For some, you have to crawl through sand or swim to get there. This cave was one of the tightest and one of the most awesome! I thought it would be a great place to take a photo… I first went inside here with +JUSTIN TROUPE and it was so cool, I decided to return inside with my camera!

Because the light levels were so extreme in here, I went with a 7-exposure shot in this situation.  In my HDR Tutorial over at , I recommend less shots in most situations, but this one was quite extreme.

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Like the new Google+ app, but it doesn't seem to work with my Logitech Smart-Cover when I attempt to comment on a post. It does seem to work when I type up a new post. When commenting I just see an empty post with no keyboard. I don't think i'm doing anything wrong, so i'm assuming there must be a bug in the commenting routines. HELP!
Wylie, Texas
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