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Michael Schmidt
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Just spent an hour and a half in a chat with a +Microsoft Store representative to buy a laptop. At the end I had the chat application email me a transcript to my outlook.com account, and the email from Microsoft failed the outlook.com fraud detection check. #Fail
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Your MS woes don't go away eh!
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Consent. It's not that hard.
 
As some of you may know, I love me a good analogy!
A short one today as my life is currently very complicated and conspiring against my preference to spend all of my days working out what to blog. But do you know what isn't complicated? Consent. It...
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Some friends and I (known as the Burb Dads) finally posted the first episode (technically episode 0) of our new podcast "The Burb Dads".

We are 5 dads living in the suburbs, raising kids and generally being geeky. In this "episode 0" we introduce ourselves and start out with some of our biggest interests, Doctor Who, Star Trek, Star Wars and James Bond, while relating these topics to our parenting.

We still have a lot to learn, I'm sure. We did this via Google Hangouts. Not everyone had a great microphone yet, and I think there was a bit of echo caused by my speakers, so yes, we will fix those things for the official episode 1. We welcome any constructive criticism you have, even if you don't listen to any or all of it. The episode is about 56 mins long. (I think in future we will try to keep it to 45 mins).

https://soundcloud.com/burb-dads/burb-dads-s1e0-02242015

Since it was our first try at this, the audio has a bit of an echo at times, so bare with us. We've got some better mics for the first real episode to come.
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Thank you. I cobbled together some CC0 sound clips from freesound.org.
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Am I old, or just (thankfully) completely out of touch with so-called "pop" culture? I can see that this +Mashable headline is written in English, but I have NO idea what it means.
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Completely out of touch....but trust me, you aren't missing much.
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+Reid Undant​ Woot! Interception in the end zone!

#superbowl

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Don't throw td passes in the red zone at the Hawks. 
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Just picked up Saboteur at Mastermind. Lost out on this game recently in an auction, so I'm happy to have stumbled upon it. Pays 3-10 players, which is great for my group of 8 players.
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Really fun game! I enjoy it immensely with my siblings.. 
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For my friend, +Christopher Allsop who dared to post a photo of himself that begged to be photoshoped... here's Number 1 of my series entitled #RunChrisRun
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Okay, does anyone know who was the last person #LeonardNimoy touched, and can we start on the plans to steal the Enterprise and head to the Genesis planet?

http://www.asset1.net/tv/pictures/movie/star-trek-2009/star-trek-III-the-search-for-spok-01-4.jpg
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Some friends and I (known as the Burb Dads, aka +Christopher Allsop +Puleen Patel +Matthew Fabb +Neil Menezes and myself) finally posted the first episode (technically episode 0) of our new podcast "The Burb Dads".

We are 5 dads living in the suburbs, raising kids and generally being geeky.

If you'd like to see what it's about, and a taste of what's to come, check it out on Soundcloud. https://soundcloud.com/burb-dads/burb-dads-s1e0-02242015

Since it was our first try at this, the audio has a bit of an echo at times, so bare with us. We've got some better mics for the first real episode to come.
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I was watching through the latest SPECTRE behind-the-scenes and noticed the shot of the building they were filming at in Solden, Austria. You can see on the wall the name "HOFFL? KLINIK".

A quick google search for "Solden Austria Hoffler Klinik" finds only references to the Bond film itself, nothing for a real life "Hoffler Klinik" and a Google maps search for the same name finds only a hospital near Munich in Germany.

Now, I haven't read any leaks about the film (like fro the Sony hacks) and don't want to, so if people already know about this from another source, I guess I'm late to the game.

Given OHMSS was about an "allergy" clinic in the mountains as a cover for Blofeld, and since this movie is about Spectre, and since the movie poster has an image of a bullet hole in a window (like the front of Bond's car in OHMSS when Tracy is killed), is this just more possible evidence that this is a remake of OHMSS?
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That beautiful piece of contemporary architecture your looking at IS in Sölden, Austria. The name on the building - Hoffl Klinik...is the fictional name in the story line for Bond 24.
The place is called ...Ice Q ... Its a restaurant.
Took care of the research for you.
Check the links below... have fun.

http://www.architects24.com/news/328-internat-news/2517-glass-architecture/index.html

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Hey, +Reid Undant​, here's my wife's famous chili on the stove for #SuperBowl. I usually root for the Patriots (you know, east coast) but this year, for you, I'll cheer on the water birdies. :-)
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So, my wife broke her Nexus 4. I bought Nexus phones to get out of our Rogers contract (which is now over and done with) so I have no desire to get a new phone on contract.

I know I can still get a Nexus 5 for $350, but she doesn't take care of her devices. Is there a decent low-end Android phone running at least Kit Kat that is less than $300 off contract?
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+Michael Schmidt the Nexus 5 only cones with 16 or 32GB of storage.
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Graphic design. Photography. Adobe Creative Suite. HTML/CSS. Writing. Problem Solving. Occasional IT support.
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    President, 2014 - present
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There's something in the attic. I can hear it slithering.
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Human, male. Parent. Wedded. Employed. Android. Designs graphically. Puts pen to paper & fingers to keys occasionally. Reads. Beers on me! 10/31. The wilderness calls. Plays rolls. Doesn't believe. The Doctor. Oh, the Horror. Chappa'ai. Walther PPK. "It was... fun. Oh, my." The truth is out there. "I'm making this up as I go."
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Can fold my ears inside-out.
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  • University of Toronto Mississauga
    Political Science
  • Cawthra Park Secondary
    Visual Arts, 1987 - 1992
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