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It always irritates me when these videos repeat the same junk science.

Your phone can not measure the distance to the satellites.  There are no sphere intersections.  This is an often-repeated myth about how the system works.

Your phone measures the difference in time between receiving each signal.  From that it calculates the difference in distance between it and pairs of satellites (e.g. one satellite is X meters closer than this other satellite).  Each distance difference puts you on the surface of a hyperbaloid in space.  The intersection of two hyperbaloids is a hyperbola.  The intersection of a hyperbaloid and a hyperbola is two points.  The intersection of a hyperbaloid and two points is a single point.  That's the intersection of 4 hyperbaloids.  1 satellite gives you no pairs, 2 satellites give you 1 pair, 3 gives you 3 pairs, and 4 satellites give you 6 pairs.  That's why you need 4 satellites.  Any more than that and you can start to increase accuracy.
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So full of win.  I taught +Arwen Hounshell that my wedding ring is called "my precious" (with a deep gravelly voice).  +Macielle Montoya taught her "what does the fox say?" is "ding ding ding ding".
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Christmas tree all set up.  As a bonus I stumbled across the "Twinkle" auto-enhance easter egg in Plus.  
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So, one thing that surprised me about the XBox One...

We got it set up with my account and Macielle's and turned on Kinect sign-in (it uses facial recognition to automatically sign you in).  She was playing Assassin's Creed and having trouble with one part.  She passed the controller to me and as soon as I took it, the XBox paused and asked if I wanted to continue playing as Macielle or switch back to my profile.

Smooth.
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There's a Bison in our lobby.
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Where else would a Bison be?
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Blasting this on Google Music this week.

The Glitch Mob - Animus Vox
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I've had this stuck in my head for a couple days now.  Stupid #WalterMitty.
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I actually did know that.
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New conspiracy theory: Verizon wants people to keep their unlimited data plans.

For the majority of customers, the appropriate data plan for their usage level is roughly the same price.  For us it was a $10 difference.  Over two years this would earn them an extra $240.  But during those two years we'd get a subsidized phone, costing them around $600.  They net positive on the cash.

In addition they've essentially got customer lock-in.  We viciously fight to keep our unlimited data plan, refusing to change carriers.  Salespeople constantly try to switch us, leading to an "us vs. them" mentality that we feel like we're winning.

In the end, Verizon could easily sunset the contracts altogether and forcibly move people onto the appropriate data plan.  Maybe they'd lose a few customers all at once, but they'll lose them when they're done with Verizon and willing to give up on unlimited data anyway.
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This is why I love comic book nerds:  "If you're an X-men fan [it's] really hard to suspend your disbelief and follow this skit"
 
Like I said on the Angel video, Iceman is an omega level mutant so if you're an X-men fan is really hard to suspend your disbelief and follow this skit
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Sweet.  I've got sharing from Google+ to Facebook automated.  

Text posts are pretty flawless.  Link posts are fine, but look a little wonky if I leave the link in the body of the post.  Posting a single image is fine, but putting a few images in a single post ends up looking like a link to the album in Plus.  

There's also up to a 15 minute delay, but still pretty happy.  

Thanks ifttt.

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Gplusrss takes 2 hours to update. There's another recipe I found called magenta something that updates every couple minutes.
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