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Because #science .   Way cool.
What we see in their latest proof of concept clip is fairly dumbfounding: Arrangements of tiny little beads lift into the air and glide around in perfect formation.
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Not gonna lie, my eyes got a little misty listening to this. She gives a pretty great speech. As she was applauding efforts and giving recognition to those who have stood up in the face of adversity, I had a thought:

I really do feel grateful, lucky, blessed, whatever you want to call it for not encountering the hatred, disapproval or other hardships from friends and family as I live my life as a gay man. Then I thought...How crappy is it that living a 'normal' life where I'm not judged or scorned for essentially just living, is something that I have to feel lucky and grateful for?

I think I'd like to be more active in the community this year... Maybe volunteer at the Center on Halsted here in Chicago or participate more in our Pride network at work. I'd really just like to help others make the coming-out process or any other aspect of living as a gay person as comfortable as it has been for me.

Oh, and I don't me to downplay anything with regard to being thankful... Thank You to everyone who has made my life a joy!
 
you can hear in her voice how nervous and scared she is, but her courage shines on.  Great speech.  Much love. #ellenpage   #inspiration  
In a speech at the Time to Thrive conference Friday, actress Ellen Page came out as gay. "I'm here today because I am gay," she told the audience of LGBT youth at the Bally's Hotel and Casino in La...
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This is a new project my friends are working on. Might be of interest to check out: http://projectfiercechicago.org/
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Oh #Diplo, you so crazy.

Merry Christmas Everyone!
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So Sprint is offering a deal on the Galaxy Tab 3 for $49.99

The catch is...you need to sign up for a 2-year data contract. They have data plans at $5/mo which isn't bad... Anyone have one of these or know anything about them? Worth it? 
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I bought one for my 5 year old. I put the $5 data plan on and turned LTE off in data settings. He'll be tethered to me or wifi only.
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A digital replica of the classic Spirograph toy. Written in TypeScript, using D3.js.
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The tl:dr version of the bible:
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GENESIS
God:   All right, you two, don't do the one thing. Other than that, have fun.
Adam & Eve:   Okay.
Satan:   You should do the thing.
Adam & Eve:   Okay.
God:   What happened!?
Adam & Eve:   We did the thing.
God:   Guys

THE REST OF THE OLD TESTAMENT
God:   You are my people, and you should not do the things.
People:   We won't do the things.
God:   Good.
People:   We did the things.
God:   Guys

THE GOSPELS
Jesus:   I am the Son of God, and even though you have done the things, the Father and I still love you and want you to live. Don't do the things anymore.
Healed people:   Okay! Thank you!
Other people:   We've never seen him do the things, but he probably does the things when no one is looking.
Jesus:   I have never done the things.
Other people:   We're going to put you on trial for doing the things.
Pilate:   Did you do the things?
Jesus:   No.
Pilate:   He didn't do the things.
Other people:   Kill him anyway.
Pilate:   Okay.
Jesus:   Guys

PAUL'S LETTERS
People:   We did the things.
Paul:   Jesus still loves you, and because you love Him, you have to stop doing the things.
People:   Okay.

PAUL'S LETTERS PART II
People:   We did the things again.
Paul:   Guys

REVELATION
John: When Jesus comes back, there will be no more people who do the things. In the meantime,  _stop doing the things_.
THE END
**GENESIS** God: All right, you two, don't do the one thing. Other than that, have fun. Adam & Eve: Okay. Satan: You should do the thing. Adam...
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Let me know when the TL;DR of this TL;DR comes out.
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So I was browsing for new watches and came across this.   #purchased .
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Gmail Issues
So I got an email from the "Gmail Team" stating that a new email address was created and linked to this gmail account. It gave me information on how got get started, using mobile apps, etc... things you might expect to find in a that sort of email.  The only problem is, I never created another account -- at the bottom of the email it says:
"If you didn't create this Gmail address and don't recognize this email, please visit: (link) to unlink this account

Everything  _LOOKS_ legit, but I'm not about to click on this link for this sketchy email... I tried looking through the help forum but can't find anything regarding this particular situation... any suggestions?
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Btw, did you select two-factor authentication for your Google/Gmail account?

A verification code will be sent to you mobile, which is needed if you are accessing your mailbox from a different machine. That should help block access by unauthorised users...
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Happy New Year's Eve Everyone! BE SAFE AND AVOID DRIVING TONIGHT!   If you're in Chicago, here are some details on public transit --

Penny Rides are back this year! Only this year MillerCoors is sponsoring it so you don't even need a penny...so yes, CTA buses and trains are free from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.!! woohoo! (more info: http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/CTA-Offers-New-Years-Eve-Penny-Rides--238069411.html)

Also, the attached link shows the added service (increased freq. and lengthened hours of operation) for the CTA trains.  

Don't hesitate to share this information with anyone you think might find it useful. 
CTA - Chicago Transit Authority · Accessibility|Mobile|Help|Contact|Site Map · Travel Info · 2013 Holiday Train · Brochures · CTA Bus Tracker · On the Web · By Text (SMS) Message · CTA Train Tracker · Pick a stop · Help & Notes · Feedback/Survey · By Text (SMS) Message · See trains on a map ...
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I got that +Bert Vander Meeren! Lol


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My S3 updated to Android 4.3 last week and I keep getting these download complete notifications for various things that are in my "downloads" folder. Whenever I clear the notifications they reappear a few seconds later.

It's not downloading multiple copies, it's just the notification. What's going on? 
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+Patrick Schau Thanks. I'll will give it a shot.
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So last night I witnessed one of the most amazingly wonderful feats of endurance and determination, paired with an outpouring of love and support...

As I was on a late night training run that found me in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, I finished up my last mile and I noticed a man with a crew of several people around him. He was making his way down Halsted... one of the many streets on the route of the Chicago Marathon earlier that day.  I then noticed that he had a race number pinned to his jacket.  

I asked one of the people in the group what was going on, and they informed me that his name was Maickel Melamed, a 37 year old man from Venezuela with muscular dystrophy. He was competing in the marathon and had started around 8:45 that morning. At this point he had traveled roughly 32 of the 42 km of the marathon at it was about 8:15 pm. With roughly 10 km (+6mi) to go, they were expecting him to finish some time around midnight. 

Upon hearing this, I went home, got into some warmer clothes and headed back out to cheer him on in his last several miles. Myself, Ross and another couple friends, found ourselves walking with his group of supporters for the last 5 km of his journey.  As we walked, we learned that he had done not one, but TWO previous marathons -- Berlin and New York City. He spreads the message _"If you dream it ,make it happen."_

With tears of joy and admiration we watched and cheered, as over the next few hours, he made his way to the finish line. Along the way, the group of supporters, wearing their green VAMOS shirts, along with spectators like ourselves, grew from about 30 when I first saw him in Pilsen, to well over 100 by the time he reached the finish. 

 At nearly 1:30 -- 16 hours and 46 mintues after he started -- he crossed the finish line and the crowd erupted in triumphant cheers, and he was surrounded by everyone that joined him on his journey.

The local news interviewed him and he left us with the message
"If you dream it ,make it happen. Your life is the most beautiful thing that can happen to you. So, make the best of it"

Never have I been more inspired and in awe from someone I had just  heard about and met only hours before..This man has got to be the true winner of the Chicago Marathon.


tl;dr

Maickel Melamed is an amazing human being who refuses to let his disease get the best of him.   I wish his story got more coverage, but I did get to tell him "Chicago te ama!"

#Chicago   #ChicagoMarathon   #MaickelMelamed  +ProyectoVAMOS 
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Another thing to love about the running community!
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Provide engineering technical support to product storage terminals throughout the Midwest. ...however vague that sounds.
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  • British Petroleum
    Facility Engineer, 2011 - present
  • British Petroleum
    Jr. Technical Engineer, 2011 - 2011
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You've found the correct Patrick

I like to eat. I like to drink. I like to run.  In no particular order.

I love finding new things via people that share them which is why I circle people.  Feel free to circle me as well!   Science, Nature, Photography, internet funzies, Jeeps,  really anything.

If you circle me first, chances are I won't circle you back until we've somewhat interacted a bit, so don't be shy!
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I take the stairs two at a time.
Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    General Engineering, 2005 - 2009