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Generally speaking, I don't like to encourage Mashable, but I have to commend Tricia Gilbride for the photo choice for this article, along with the opening paragraph:

Things Miley Cyrus is doing in 2016: canoodling with Liam Hemsworth, wishing to be dressed like an adult baby in the rare moments she is not dressed like an adult baby and acting as a key adviser on The Voice
Miley Cyrus will be offering her wisdom as a key adviser on 'The Voice.'
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Funny, I've gone all this time assuming Miley Cyrus was a man. Just always sounded like a man's name and I'd never seen a photo alongside the name.

I'm kind of sad to have lost that ignorance. 
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Been looking at getting into this for a long time now, finally have the funds to bite the bullet, but hoping some here can help me choose:

Option 1: Hubsan H107C with the upgraded cam, plus a 5-pack of spare batteries and a "crash pack" with a 2nd body, bunch of blades, etc.

Option 2: Hubsan H107D

If I go option 1, I get a slightly better camera, and the extras. If I go with option 2, I get FPV capabilities to start with, but I'll be out of funds for "extras" for at least ~6 months.

While I've been playing video games for a while (so I'm familiar with a controller, though I know that doesn't exactly apply here), I have zero experience flying. Eventually, I'd like to get into FPV racing, but I have a ~$130 budget right now, so I was thinking I'd get something to just learn to fly the things first.
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Been looking at getting into this for a long time now, finally have the funds to bite the bullet, but hoping some here can help me choose:

Option 1: Hubsan H107C with the upgraded cam, plus a 5-pack of spare batteries and a "crash pack" with a 2nd body, bunch of blades, etc.

Option 2: Hubsan H107D

If I go option 1, I get a slightly better camera, and the extras. If I go with option 2, I get FPV capabilities to start with, but I'll be out of funds for "extras" for at least ~6 months.

While I've been playing video games for a while (so I'm familiar with a controller, though I know that doesn't exactly apply here), I have zero experience flying. Eventually, I'd like to get into FPV racing, but I have a ~$130 budget right now, so I was thinking I'd get something to just learn to fly the things first.
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Quick Update: further researching, I'm now leaning towards the Syma X5C-1. It's a bit cheaper, and I like that the camera module is removeable, so I can do training flights with a bit more flight time. It also has a 5.8GHz FPV solution that I can add on later for ~$50. 
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POLIS, today’s Wednesday Watch, is just over five minutes long, but it’ll grip your attention immediately. It’s also thankfully on its way to becoming a feature film, so you may get to see more at the theatre soon.  
POLIS, today’s Wednesday Watch, is just over five minutes long, but it’ll grip your attention immediately. It’s also thankfully on its way to becoming a feature film, so you may get to see more at the theatre soon. Related
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Trip out with today’s Wednesday Watch called “Zerogon”. It’s about a dude-spider alien thing that…well…you really need to watch to the end.  
Trip out with today’s Wednesday Watch called “Zerogon”. It’s about a dude-spider alien thing that…well…you really need to watch to the end. Related
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In today’s Wednesday Watch, our friend Andrew here is having a great evening, and is about to get lucky with Maria, who he’s just met. But don’t worry – he doesn’t get too far before he straight up dies. Luckily, Reginald is there to help him get his life…
In today’s Wednesday Watch, our friend Andrew here is having a great evening, and is about to get lucky with Maria, who he’s just met. But don’t worry – he doesn’t get too far before he straight up dies. Luckily, Reginald is there to help him get his life back……sort …
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So beautiful, so inviting.
 
Return of the Water
Columbia River Gorge, Oregon

After mannnnnny months of near-bone dry conditions along these creeks, the Pacific Northwest has had a steady streak of rainstorms and colder weather. While this may sound miserable to some people, it is music to my ears because it means that the water will begin flowing again.

A few days ago, I visited one of my favorite spots along the CRG and was thrilled to see the water flowing in full effect. I took this 8-panel series of photos with my Sony a7R II and stitched them together to form this pano. Enjoy!
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Been looking at getting into quadcopters/drones for a long time now, finally have the funds to bite the bullet, but hoping some here can help me choose:

Option 1: Hubsan H107C with the upgraded cam, plus a 5-pack of spare batteries and a "crash pack" with a 2nd body, bunch of blades, etc.

Option 2: Hubsan H107D

If I go option 1, I get a slightly better camera, and the extras. If I go with option 2, I get FPV capabilities to start with, but I'll be out of funds for "extras" for at least ~6 months.

While I've been playing video games for a while (so I'm familiar with a controller, though I know that doesn't exactly apply here), I have zero experience flying. Eventually, I'd like to get into FPV racing, but I have a ~$130 budget right now, so I was thinking I'd get something to just learn to fly the things first.
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I don't have a lot of experience with hubsan, but from what I've read, the build quality and flight controllers aren't as polished as the blade quads are. The better your first bird flies, the faster you'll learn.
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Been looking at getting into this for a long time now, finally have the funds to bite the bullet, but hoping some here can help me choose:

Option 1: Hubsan H107C with the upgraded cam, plus a 5-pack of spare batteries and a "crash pack" with a 2nd body, bunch of blades, etc.

Option 2: Hubsan H107D

If I go option 1, I get a slightly better camera, and the extras. If I go with option 2, I get FPV capabilities to start with, but I'll be out of funds for "extras" for at least ~6 months.

While I've been playing video games for a while (so I'm familiar with a controller, though I know that doesn't exactly apply here), I have zero experience flying. Eventually, I'd like to get into FPV racing, but I have a ~$130 budget right now, so I was thinking I'd get something to just learn to fly the things first.
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Thanks George! I actually wound up going with the Syma X5C, mainly cause it seems more flexible - I can remove the camera while I'm learning to fly (for longer flight times) and then I can easily upgrade to a FPV setup too. Looking forward to digging in. 
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Books I Read In 2015

When I was a kid, I read books. LOTS of books. I regularly knocked out the Texas Bluebonnet reading list, and even volunteered at my local library. As a grew up, I slowly lost this pastime, like many others do. So in January 2015, I used my Christmas…
In 2015, my goal was to read 12 books, and I read 13. This is the list, with some commentary on each book from me.
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Good list. Ready Player One is one of my recent faves as well! #booknerd  
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Fire up your Twitters, friends. TripCase wants to hook you up with a pair of VIP airport lounge passes to make Christmas travel easier. 
 
Click to find out how you could win VIP airport lounge passes for you and a friend from TripCase and LoungeBuddy! http://bit.ly/1Y28rGb
TripCase and LoungeBuddy have teamed up to give away 250 pairs of VIP Airport lounge access to The Club on Twitter. Get the details on how to enter here
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If you’re a parent, you’ve been there: your kid asks a question, for which you would normally answer something along the lines of “because I said so”. However, it’s the fifteenth time your kid has asked this question, and you’re in a bit of a creative…
If you’re a parent, you’ve been there: your kid asks a question, for which you would normally answer something along the lines of “because I said so”. However, it’s the fifteenth time your kid has asked this question, and you’re in a bit of a creative mood. Unable to resist …
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Just a dude with a phone, being social with media. I work on TripCase at Sabre, but the views expressed here are my own.
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Ricky Cadden - yeah, it's me.
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Ran my own tech blog for 4 years, have a beautiful daughter, a beautiful wife, and a beautiful dog.
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Community Manager, Blogger
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    Social & Digital Content Manager, 2014 - present
  • RadioShack
    Senior Manager, Social Media, 2011 - 2014
  • Symbian-Guru.com
    Community Manager, Blogger, Social Media Marketing, 2006 - 2010
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A little friendly Twitter marketing got real when Wendy's decided to take a little friendly medium-rare beef with Burger King make it well d

#TwitterFlightSchool is now open to all marketers | Twitter Blogs
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Enroll in our free online education program to learn how to take your marketing campaigns to the next level.

A Very Smart Way to Combine Search and Social
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Ricky Cadden, Social and Digital Content Manager for TripCase, joins the Social Pros Podcast to discuss the power of search engine optimizat

Child missing for 13 years found after applying to college
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A 5-year-old boy who went missing from his home in Alabama 13 years ago has been found unharmed as a young man living with his father in Ohi

We've Lost Nearly Half Our Social Referral Traffic in the Last 12 Months
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This is a little tough to admit. I’ve been failing at social media marketing. It feels weird admitting this, too: We as a Buffer marketing t

Introducing Twitter Brand Hub | Twitter Blogs
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New conversation analytics for brands to better understand customers and audiences.

Enhanced Instagram Integration | Sprout Social
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Sprout has rolled out new engagement and reporting features so you can manage Instagram engagement and analyze social efforts from one tool.

Meltwater Partnership with Sprout Social | Sprout Social
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Meltwater, a global leader in media intelligence software solutions, announced a partnership with Sprout Social to provide its customers our

Pages Messaging: New Ways for People and Businesses to Connect
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Starting today people and businesses have more ways to connect through messaging and more tools to manage messaging on Facebook.

Twitter Contest Winning as a Service | Hunter Scott
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This is the story of how I wrote a Twitter bot to automatically enter contests and ended up winning on average 4 contests per day, every day

Hootsuite rolls out scheduling for Instagram posts, sort of
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Instagram doesn't want to allow you to schedule posts, but social monitoring and posting tool Hootsuite has added a feature that aims to alm

AT&T invents an absurd $15 activation fee for Next customers
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AT&T will soon increase its activation fees for customers on regular postpaid contracts and those new to the carrier's Next upgrade plan. Dr

Brands aren’t your friends, they’re the idiots at the social media party
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Do you know who aren’t your friends? Brands. Repeat it slowly: "Brands are not my friends." Brands are psychopathic constructs, infesting yo

The clever Hotels.com workaround for muted Facebook video ads - Digiday
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Hotels.com has created new video ads that take advantage of the default "mute" of Facebook ads.

Share Link Generator: Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Pinteres...
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Tired of hand-coding share links? Share Link Generator creates custom, email-friendly share links for Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Linked

Tax Day is here, and brands are trying to distract you
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The date when Americans must file taxes is rarely celebrated...except in advertising.

I Tried Instagram Automation So That You Won’t
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Earlier this month I tried two Instagram bots. I wouldn’t recommend them or Instagram automation for anyone, especially not brands. Here’s w

Episode 3 - Fitness - Paterfamilias Podcast
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In this episode, Ricky, Jaye, and Jason share their diet challenges, fitness, and ways that they try to be more active as their bodies are c

A couple hundred ‘makers’ gather for conference in downtown Fort Worth
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Downtown leaders want to create a maker space for folks to create and collaborate.

Same technician from 2-3 years ago shows me this company takes care of their employees. Tech was friendly, knowledgeable, and clearly explained my options and the costs. Noticed he knew the rates by heart - clearly a professional. Would gladly recommend them to my friends and family.
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