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Marcel Gagne
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Sometimes, it's tough to be the bad guy.
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Color me excited! My +Scanadu​ medical tricorder has just arrived!
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Spock would be proud interested.
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We should all strive to live our lives so that the Westboro Baptist church pickets our funerals. Then, at the last minute, make sure you've left instructions to move the venue. 
Unaffiliated Christian group failed to find church where service to commemorate the life of Star Trek star was being held
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Wet brains!
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Fascinating. I counted 39 the first time I saw it, then decided to count a second time, just in case, and got 38, then 39 the third time. Going by the time-honoured rule of "best two out of three", I claim 39. 
 
I got 34, but I'm on my phone. Might be easier on a larger screen. 
Given the sudden interest for the color of dresses and vision, here some of the fascinating findings we did recently.The color nuances we see depend on the number and distribution of cones (=color receptors) in our eye. You can check this rainbow: how many color nuances do you count?You see less than 20 color nuances: you are a dichromats, like dogs, which means you have 2 types of cones only. You are likely to wear black, beige, and blue. 25% of...
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Not enough time to waste on this latest internet fad.
It will pass.
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I am playing with my new +Scanadu​ Scout. I have just taken a reading, using a Motorola MOTO G smartphone. Now, technically speaking, this is not a supported device, but it seems to work rather well. And it appears I'm alive!
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Can you not switch it to Celsius?
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So, then. It has come to this.
NEW YORK—Confirming that only a few square miles currently remain, a report released Tuesday by the United Nations warned that the Middle East is rapidly running out of available land for violence to spill over to.
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That's not too far from Canada! :-D
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They really should keep an eye on that guy. It's not like this is the first time he has stolen a ship!
An arrest warrant has been issued for Star Trek actor William Shatner, who is reported to have stolen the space shuttle Enterprise.
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I sure wish him luck in his search.
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Stream? Really? So, when hanging about here, I'm just reading row by row by row, gently down the stream. So verily, verily, verily, plus is just a stream. 
 
Google+ is not dead, long live the Stream!

Apparently today is the day that we claim Google+ is dead, since it's being referred to as Google Stream, Google Photos and Hangouts. It's really just media fluff, in my opinion.

The social stream on Google+ has been referred to as a stream since day one here, 3 and a half years ago. Hell the UI used to say 'Stream'. In fact, when talking active users, Google always referred to those users as active users in the Stream.

If Google+ is rebranded to Stream, no one should care. It's not going anywhere. Facebook was branded after a few years too. It used to be called The Facebook. Though I hate to compare the two networks as they're vastly different. The name of the platform should not matter. It's the community that makes the platform.

As for Google+ being decompartmentalized, that's fine by me. I use all 3 areas: Photos for storage and editing, Hangouts for communicating, and the Stream for staying up to date with news, communicating with friends, and sharing my thoughts to the world.

In the end you should all follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/derekmross because we all know that Google+ has been a ghost town for years.

Just kidding. Long live the best social network on the planet. Google+ changed my life and helped fuel my Android reporting passion.

Seriously though, follow me on Twitter, just in case. And Instagram too:@derekmross.
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bring out your dead monty python lol ;D
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The Star Trek capital of the world, right here in Canada.
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There's a distinct possibility that the Internet has ruined me.
 
What is seen can not be unseen.
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Being male is what ruined us!  :-D
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Alma, Quebec - Chicoutimi, Quebec - London, Ontario - Toronto, Ontario - Drummondville, Quebec
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Introduction
Marcel Gagné is just this guy . . . you know? He's ruggedly handsome, an award-winning author, and the guy responsible for the "Moving to Linux" series of books and the famous (or perhaps infamous) "Cooking With Linux" which ran for ten years in the Linux Journal. 

I've been a regular columnist for LinuxPro Magazine, Ubuntu User, Linux Journal, SysAdmin, and others. I am a public speaker, radio and television personality, and a well known voice in the Linux and open source universe.

I have an insatiable thirst for knowledge with a completely unrealistic desire to know everything. Science and technology are my passions; as such you'll find me unreasonably dedicated to the pursuit of reason (in case you have to ask what 'Free Thinker at Large' means). Oh, and I'm terribly opinionated. Other passions include music, art, food, wine, and the occasional single malt scotch.

I take great pleasure in making fun of your belief system; I sincerely hope you enjoy making fun of mine as well.

I'm also a published science fiction author and editor, a onetime Editor in Chief, a pilot, a Top 40 disc jockey, and I fold a mean origami T-Rex. Coolest of all, I'm a seriously lucky husband to my wife, Sally, and a seriously lucky Dad to my boys, Sebastian and Tristan.
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I'm the author of 6 books, hundreds of articles, a few short stories, and lots more. Two kids keep me hopping and my amazing wife keeps me honest . . . and humble.
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Percentage of Republicans who believe in evolution is shrinking
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A Pew study finds that the percentage of Republicans who believe that Darwin's theory of evolution is correct has dropped 11 percent in abou

Changing Your Password Won't Change Anything - You Will Still be Hacked
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A day after two million passwords were hacked from several social network sites--Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google--it's clear reporters w

Peter Higgs: I wouldn't be productive enough for today's academic system
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Physicist doubts work like Higgs boson identification achievable now as academics are expected to 'keep churning out papers'

I’d hate to be a former Zimmerman juror today
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A chilling 911 call shows George Zimmerman trying to frame his girlfriend -- just like he did Trayvon Martin

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Your Gland-Prevention Plan
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Police: We Have Mayor's Alleged Crack Video
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TORONTO -- TORONTO (AP) — Toronto's police chief said Thursday they have recovered a video deleted from a computer that appears to show Mayo

the result of Spock
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