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Russian President Vladimir Putin signed legislation prohibiting any religious speech or evangelization outside of places of worship.
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Incredible, but foretold. Government turning on religion. Worldwide you can see why with the world's religions being involved in every conflict ever fought. Jehovah's Witnesses being neutral in world affairs don't fit... 
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Clever and so true.
 
Top kek.

If you're here, you've probably seen our "Text and Drive" billboard. And if you have, you probably came to this website to tell us what horrible people we are for running an ad like that. And you'd be right.

It is a horrible thing for a funeral home to do. But we're not a funeral home.

We're just trying to get Canadians to stop texting and driving, which is projected to kill more people in Ontario this year than drinking and driving. That's right. More.
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Oh, this is fascinating.
 
There's an old bit of elementary-school folklore that you can't fold a piece of paper more than six times. And there's a mathematical theorem that shows exactly how many times you really can fold paper. And then there's the +Hydraulic Press Channel on YouTube, which decided to violate all the laws of mathematics and physics by brute force.

The result is a rather fascinating display of physics at work. I have a theory as to what's going on here, but I would need a hydraulic press, a thermocouple, and an electron microscope to be sure. (Anyone have these sitting around? This would be fun)

You can see the video, the math, and my proposed explanation here: https://medium.com/@yonatanzunger/folding-paper-with-a-hydraulic-press-c858f3d12a58#.n074iyfxv

Thanks to +Chris Colohan for finding this, and posing the challenging question of just what's going on here.
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Will start posting some of my processed photos from our Texas trip, already a month ago.
While out in service, we came upon this old home with a tree literally growing out of it, lifting a corner of the original foundation a few feet off the ground. No one was home. ;)
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Shots like this always take me to places, events, emotions. When you look, there are lives and history captured. Simplicity while being provocative. Nicely done. 
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Happy Quebec snow tire day. 
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Very spiffy! 
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Great Chrome extension from Google.
Send from Gmail lets you easily share a webpage url through Gmail. As an added bonus, it will also recognize email addresses on web page and when clicked will open a compose window.
Makes Gmail your default email application and provides a button to compose a Gmail message to quickly share a link via email
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Conditions Are Ripe for an Intense Fire Season in Amazonia

El Niño conditions in 2015 and early 2016 altered rainfall patterns around the world. In the Amazon basin, El Niño reduced rainfall during the wet season, leaving the region drier at the start of the 2016 dry season than any year since 2002.

“Severe drought conditions at the start of the dry season have set the stage for extreme fire risk in 2016 across the southern Amazon,” said Doug Morton, an Earth scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and a co-creator of the fire forecast. The wildfire risk for July to October now exceeds the fire risk in 2005 and 2010—drought years when wildfires burned large swaths of the rainforest.

The Amazon fire forecast analyzes the relationship between certain climate observations and active fire detections from NASA satellites to predict fire season severity. Developed in 2011 by scientists at the University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) and NASA, the forecast model is focused particularly on the link between sea surface temperatures and fire activity. Warmer sea surface temperatures in the tropical Pacific (as observed during an El Niño) and Atlantic oceans shift rainfall away from the Amazon region, increasing the risk of fire during dry months.

The forecast team also tracks changes in water storage during the dry season. The maps above show the accumulated deficit in surface and underground water storage in 2016 and other recent drought years, as reported by the Global Precipitation Climatology Centre. The accumulated deficit is measured from August through May; for example, August 2015 to May 2016 sets the stage for the 2016 dry season. Shades of red depict areas where rainfall has been below normal, while blues were above normal.

For 2016, El Niño-driven conditions are far drier than in 2005 and 2010—the last years when the region experienced drought. The prediction team has developed a web tool to track the evolution of the fire season in near-real time by Amazon region. Estimated fire emissions from each region are updated daily based on active fire detections—made by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument on NASA’s Terra satellite—and data from previous years in the Global Fire Emissions Database. So far, the region has seen more fires through June 2016 than in previous years, another indicator of a potentially tough season.

“When trees have less moisture to draw upon at the beginning of the dry season, they become more vulnerable to fire and evaporate less water into the atmosphere,” said UC-Irvine scientist Jim Randerson, who collaborated with UC-Irvine scientist Yang Chen on building the forecast model. “This puts millions of trees under stress and lowers humidity across the region, allowing fires to grow bigger than they normally would.”

NASA and UC-Irvine scientists have worked in recent years with South American officials and scientists to make them aware of the forecast. Liana Anderson, a from Brazil’s National Center for Monitoring and Early Warning of Natural Disasters, said “fire forecasts three to six months before peak fire activity are important to identify areas with higher fire probability for integrated planning.”

The fire forecast team is also working to improve wildfire forecasts in other regions of the world. The scientists recently identified nine regions outside the Amazon where fire season risk could be forecast three- to six months ahead of peak fire activity. Randerson said it may be possible to build seasonal fire forecasts for much of Central America and for many countries in Southeast Asia.

http://go.nasa.gov/29rhkur
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That would be a catastrophe for sure. That coupled with the economic woes would be devastating to South America as a whole.. 
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Google - Always innovating. 
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Bahhhahaha! 🐒
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Tesla.com
Apparently old news, but tesla.com domain is finally owned by Tesla Motors.
Can't wait for the unveiling of the Model 3 on the 31st of this month.
Tesla designs and manufactures premium electric vehicles. Tesla currently produces the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV crossover.
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Ready for spring yet?
Our view of Mount Royal from our place.
Actually taken in November - just getting around to processing it now.
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No snow, so it had to be Fall.. 
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Project Fi is no longer limited to invites.
Can't wait for Google to bring this to Canada.
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3rd and last time I have walked out without making my purchase. Someone thinks it's a good idea to only have electronic cashes open. I usually just go through to the service/returns, but when it takes too long (many people in line) there are alternative places to go.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
Friendly staff and reasonably priced.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Went here on the recommendation of Diners Drive-Ins and Dives. Food was great, but will never forget the apple pie milkshake (vanilla ice-cream, milk and half slice of apple pie) - a great combination.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I have nothing bad to say about this wonderful place. The first time I brought my wife to Texas (from Montreal), my family insisted she had to try alligator. Who knew they had some... they did, and it tastes like chicken. That was in 2003 and Pappadeaux's has been a family favorite long before that. On my last visit in January 2013 I was overtaken by their Gulf Coast Oysters. Wow... they say everything is bigger in texas, but I had no idea. And quality of oysters, main courses and service was tops as usual. Can't wait to go back.
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Food: ExcellentDecor: ExcellentService: Excellent
Public - 3 years ago
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Went here on the recommendation of Diners Drive-Ins and Dives. Shared the chicken and waffles and the BAT sandwich with my wife. Both were fantastic. It's good I don't live in the neighborhood, but can't wait to go back.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Family owned business. I consider Chris and Craig to be trust-worthy and honest, with a great level of knowledge, experience and professionalism.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
My multiple experiences there drove me to take my services to another dealer in Laval (Lauzon) - 15km further, where everyone was vastly more professional and courteous. I will NEVER again do business at Prestige Audi.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago