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Michael Ireland
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Just Click This
Seriously awesome
 
Visit Ireland, the magical Emerald Isle. Land of great music, literature, fine whiskey, ... and Nightmare Statues that will rip your head off.

"Irish Park filled with Nightmare Statues - This Ain't Disneyland"
http://goo.gl/uAcXXg

#Ireland   #Art   #Nightmares  
On first glance these statues may appear horrifying, but there's more going on than meets the eye.
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Pickle Tuna Salad
By everyone's favourite technology geek

Okay, so some people are gonna argue and say +Nixie Pixel is their favourite tech geek, but Nixie is mostly an awesome gamer/Linux geek, and less of an overall tech geek like +Luria Petrucci . Plus, most importantly, I have yet to see Nixie post a vid about pickles, or tuna salad. Maybe this will lead to a showdown of epic proportions! Haha!
Geek = Passion Right? One of the things I'm passionate about? PICKLES!!! Here's my special recipe for tuna salad... which is actually kind of a pickle salad...  Hope you enjoy it! Ingredients Albacore Canned Tuna - I like it in water rather than olive oil Mayonnaise - try the olive oil mayo! Pickles - LOTS of them!!! Directions Open the canned tuna ... Read More
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Okay +Nixie Pixel we are waiting! Lol
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Broken GPS
Is there a way to share location for Ingress via BlueTooth?

My wife and son (Ragtails and Omnipotens respectively and I am Eiron if y'all wanna check us out out ingame) play Ingress together quite a bit.  We've been levelling my son up, so he's at Level 7.  Anyhoo ... so my wife recently dropped her Nexus 4 and smashed the screen such that the lower half of the screen is unresponsive.  This obviously makes playing Ingress tough.  We've ordered her a new phone and will get her N4 repaired once it arrives for my daughter to use.

My son also has a Nexus 4 with the latest Android release, so in a pinch, we can log her into his phone as another user and she can do some Ingressing that way, with me.  BUT, as you can imagine, this prevents my son from using his phone, so it's not ideal.

My wife owns an Asus Transformer Prime, one of the ones with the metal body.  Unfortunately, the aluminum body prevents the GPS from working at all.  WIFI location sometimes works, but it's hella unreliable.

I have installed a BlueTooth GPS ouput app on my own phone (HTC One M8), and a BlueTooth GPS input app on my wife's tablet.  I have them configured to play nice together, and Google Maps (etc) all work fine.  HOWEVER it requires that Mock Locations be turned on!  This sucks, of course, because Mock Locations must be disabled for Ingress to run (clearly in an effort to prevent spoofers, an effort which I applaud).

SO!  Is there a way to share the GPS location (doesn't have to be BT, it can be NFC or WiFi, or whatever, I don't really care) that is acceptable to Ingress?

If not, we'll just keep logging her into my son's phone for now so that she doesn't lose her Sojourner progress.  She might have a guardian that she's been recharging, too.  So we do have a work-around for now.  It just sucks.

Any help?

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For my super speed g+ bro, +Bruce Shark​
A study reveals how some shark and tuna species can swim more than two times faster than others: it's all in the warmth of their blood
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+Michael Ireland Every chance I get...
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Bunny Thief
Hey ... where are you going with mah cookie??

Ping +Gizmo the Sane 
 
 Bunny Steals Crackers from Baby :D
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that is funny. i like this.
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Curious about the Medicine Hat Music Scene?

Beer scientist and music enthusiast Desiree keeps you posted on what's coming up every Tuesday on MHzine!  

#MedHat   #MedicineHat  
“Desiree Magotiaux first made waves in the community when she clawed her way into this world, the first successful human clone. Since then she has dedicated her life to the breeding of rare exotic cats, as well as assorted mechanical and culinary ventures. She was raised in the boondocks outside ...
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Creepy Cool Science
I am not sure I would enjoy this particular experience

I wonder if this will lead to (in however many years it takes) to making VR illusions that much more realistic.  I mean, take your VR headgear that HTC and Oculus and so on, and add to it this brain-scanning-teleportation-illusion and maybe throw in some brainwave-control thingie ... imagine where things will go when these technologies mature and merge.

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Science is SO FREAKING COOL!

Teleportation. Kind of. :) At least the perception of it.
Neuroscientists have created an out-of-body illusion in participants placed inside a brain scanner. They then used the illusion to perceptually 'teleport' the participants to different locations in a room and show that the perceived location of the bodily self can be decoded from activity patterns in specific brain regions.
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Too frigging cool!
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7 Ways to be Insufferable on Social Media
Cuz yes, this applies to The Plus too, I think

Fair warning:  This is a pretty long article, but it's really quite funny and insightful in my opinion.  It makes me want to go back over my public posts and apply these 7 Ways rules to see if any of them pass muster.

Via +Rochelle Ireland who shared this privately with me ... which begs the question, what was she trying to say?  Hmmmm?  Haha!

http://waitbutwhy.com/2013/07/7-ways-to-be-insufferable-on-facebook.html
Insufferable Facebook behavior boils down to image-crafting, narcissism, jealousy-inducing, attention-craving, or loneliness.
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Off to sleep. Gotta be up in 6 hours for work :/
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Earthquake rocks Nepal

+BBC News: A powerful earthquake has hit Nepal, causing extensive damage to buildings and some injuries, eyewitnesses say.

Follow updates with Breaking News: http://www.breakingnews.com/topic/earthquake-in-south-asia-april-25-2015/
A powerful earthquake strikes west of Nepal capital Kathmandu, wrecking many buildings and injuring dozens of people, eyewitnesses say.
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Rubber Ducky, You're the One
And your little Lego buddies, too

This never fails to be interesting to me.  I've read about this and I've seen documentaries about it, but it's always fascinating.  Recently I had a conversation with someone about the little duckies ... it may have been my lovely wife +Rochelle Ireland or my son +Torin Ireland , or maybe it was just someone at work.  In any case, this is a great (and short) BBC article that is sure to pique your interest.
Weird and wonderful objects washed up on the world's beaches shed more light on the workings of the ocean currents than you might think. Richard Fisher reports.
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Head-buttin' Bunneh
To carry on with the naughty bunny theme

This bunneh here is seriously badass.  I nearly choked ...
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Captcha Doesn't Work

+Canadian Tire  I would love to enter your Tesla Model S contest, but it appears that the captcha image is not working on that page.  I have attempted to load it with Firefox, Chrome, and Chromium web browsers and each one shows a blank space for the captcha, as shown in the attached screenshot.  Help!
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I swear I didn't do anything to it....but almost wish I could LOL ;)
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Work
Occupation
Process Operator. Think Homer Simpson meets Fred Flintstone.
Skills
Being Awesome, of course.
Employment
  • Methanex
    Process Operator, 2010 - present
    I operate the process.
  • Jacos
    Operator
    I used to operate the process.
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Previously
Redwater, Alberta, Canada - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada - Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada - Gibbons, Alberta, Canada
Story
Tagline
Pure, distilled awesomeness.
Introduction
UPDATE:
If you post attack-ads (memes) on religion, you will be removed from my circles and eventually blocked.

Summary
I work at Methanex, my family and I moved to Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada from Redwater, Alberta, Canada in 2010.  I am married to +Rochelle Ireland who is a singer/songwriter, and have 3 kids.

Overall, I am very friendly, I try to be good mannered, and I tend to use nearly-correct spelling and grammar as often as possible.  Add me! 

Interests
Pretty much everything, really.  Technology; Space; Genetics; Sociology; Psychology; Neurology; Medicine; English; History; Historical Fiction; Science Fiction; Fantasty Fiction; Non-Fiction; ... well, the list is endless.  You name it, I might be interested.

Of Particular note, I like to discuss:

Linux & Ubuntu (and Android)
Science (Space, Technology, Biology, etc)
Photography
Carpentry
Awesome Cars

NON-Interests
There are a few things that will cause me to put you on my block list.  It's nothing personal, you must understand, it's simply my preference.

· The athiesm tag.  It makes you look like a flaming idiot.  It will get you blocked.
· Hate speech.
· Bigotry
· iPorn (Those stupid memes made to inspire you to "be better, the power is in you" BS)
· Patent stupidity
· Unsubstantiated crap.
· Pictures of cats doing something that you think is pretty awesome but is, in fact, just going to be bloody annoying to me.

What I Post About
Pretty much anything that interests me.  Anything from music I like to major science advancements; from contentious subjects like Climate-Change©® to panoramic photos that I have taken.
Bragging rights
Married at 21 and still going strong; I have 3 kids.
Education
  • School of Awesome
    Awesomeness, 1977 - present
    The Intricate World of Awesome
  • Sturgeon Composite High School
    1992 - 1995
    Everything. Graduated with Honours!
  • University of Alberta
    Genetics, 2000
    I was in the BSc program for 4 years, so I took a lot of courses. My favourites were actually from my minor studies: Philosophy!
  • NAIT
    Power Engineering, 2004
    Power Engineering
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The Awesome One, Eiron
Great service, good pizza. The pizza sauce is a little too mild, but they put the right amount on, and all the toppings are good quality in the right amount. I have always had excellent service from these guys.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
Amazing gardens, wonderful old trees, and lovely greenspace. This is an old park, but it's been well manicured. It's probably one of the best little hidden gems for people who just want to relax and read a book, or want to get some lovely wedding photos. It has a certain romance about it, despite being quite small. The only detractor is its proximity to a busy road.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Super friendly evangelical church, with _tons_ of young families. This is a great church for people who don't really like stuffy old churches but want an authentic and inclusive fellowship experience. These folks are not ostentatious, and they return everything back to the community through all sorts of neat programs. You can choose your level of involvement ... You are not obligated to volunteer for anything, but you'll find yourself _wanting_ to work shoulder-to-shoulder with these truly amazing people. Plus, their worship music is almost always really entertaining and without any kind of ego. If you're into music (especially if you want to participate), then this is really the place for you.
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
This is the nicest Windsor Plywood that I have ever been to. Clean, modern, and with some amazing selection including exotic woods. The sales people are friendly, professional, and patient. Their prices on power tools aren't always the best, but everything else is reasonable. I love when they have sales on exotic woods.
Public - 6 months ago
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Great spray park for the kids, lovely picnic benches, and great cycling and walking paths. This is one of The Hat's best ... Even despite having been heavily flooded a few times.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
It's a home depot, the same as every other home depot. I prefer not to shop there, but will stop in for sales on things that I want, or if no one else in town has the item. I prefer Crappy Tire for tools, Rona for furniture stain and bulk wood, Windsor Plywood for cabinet-wood, flooring, doors, etc, any of the local greenhouses for landscape stuff. But sometimes ya just can't get something, and that's when HD comes in handy.
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
*Great For A Quick Stop-Over* _But don't expect anything special_ We stayed here on Sept 29 because of its proximity to an appointment. At $120 (including taxes, etc), the room was sufficient for a family of 4. The beds are fairly comfortable soft HD foam, the bathroom was recently repainted, and the fixtures & sheets were all clean. There we're a couple of ancient cigarette burns on one of the blankets, and the lamps were quite old and temperamental. There was no coffee pot, or other extras. The bathroom layout is a tad wonky. It is very apparent that this is an older hotel, and it has mostly been well maintained with a few minor exceptions. There is an attached restaurant, but we didn't try it out, opting instead to make some instant oatmeal and be on our way quickly (busy day). The location is _very handy_ for a number of local businesses and parks, including a nice mall and Heritage Park. I recommend approaching on McLeod Trail from the South for ease of access because its a little obnoxious from the North (no Left into the hotel). In summary, its main selling features are location and price. It's main downsides are its age, the blankets, and the bathroom layout.
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reviewed 7 months ago