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A nice windy sunset deserved a quick walk and some snaps.
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Be aware that caffeine powder is NOT the same as coffee and it's easy to overdose.
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Hope this turns out good. Seems like they have combined Leviathan Wakes and Caliban's War; At least in that a key character is introduced early and another has just one episode to appear in.
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I'll drink to that!

"Bring back the Nexus 5"
We all saw it. Even those of us that never experienced the greatness of the Nexus 5 felt an inexplicable pang of wistfulness when its bumpy bottom made a cameo during Google 's I/O 2015 keynote...
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I would guess very few people update their router firmware even if the manufacturers release quick updates. Wonder if any have automatic over the air updates.
Millions of routers and other embedded devices are affected by a serious vulnerability that could allow hackers to compromise them. The vulnerability is located in a service called NetUSB,...
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Pretty amazing, how things were done.
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I may be biased, but adding a dose of math to any discipline seems to open it up its mysteries in incredible ways.

One of the most remarkable and mysterious technical advances in the history of the world is written on the hide of a 13th-century calf. Inked into the vellum is a chart of the Mediterranean so accurate that ships today could navigate with it. Most earlier maps that included the region were not intended for navigation and were so imprecise that they are virtually unrecognizable to the modern eye. ...

The person who made this document — the first so-called portolan chart, from the Italian word portolano, meaning “a collection of sailing directions” — spawned a new era of mapmaking and oceanic exploration. For the first time, Europeans could accurately visualize their continent in a way that enabled them to improvise new navigational routes instead of simply going from point to point.

That first portolan mapmaker also created an enormous puzzle for historians to come, because he left behind few hints of his method: no rough drafts, no sketches, no descriptions of his work. “Even with all the information he had — every sailor’s notebook, every description in every journal — I wouldn’t know how to make the map he made,” says John Hessler, a specialist in modern cartography at the Library of Congress.

But Hessler has approached the question using a tool that is foreign to most historians: mathematics. By systematically analyzing the discrepancies between the portolan charts and modern ones, Hessler has begun to trace the mapmaker’s tracks within the maps themselves.
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People sometimes mistake short stories for trifles, wee vignettes that are over before they start. But there's a reason why many of the best movies are based on short fiction rather than novels: a short story is just the right length to blow your mind. Here are 18 science fiction and short stories that rock our world.
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That is very sad news.
 
Sad news today for all of those who loved Terry Pratchett:
Beloved fantasy author Terry Pratchett has died at the age of 66, according to a message from his publishers. Best known for the Discworld novels, Pratchett wrote more than 70 books, blending...
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Looks like we have a new El Presidente!
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Love their food. Not a healthy choice but when you feel like indulging it's a great choice. The look is actually quite good but the seating feels a bit packed with not much room between you and the table at times.
Food: ExcellentDecor: GoodService: Good
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High quality desserts. Though the service can be lackluster and unfriendly at times.
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