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Who is Rey?
Star Wars - only mild spoilers

After having seen The Force Awakens twice now, I'm mildly consumed with the question of "Who is Rey?"  Many people are left liking, even loving her character:  A strong female, well able to take care of herself, but also torn by a desire to wait for her family rather than face a destiny with the force.

While there are indicators pointing towards her being related to Luke or Leia, I am most intrigued by the idea that she's a Kenobi.

But!  Kenobi was a Jedi with no wife!  No, no wife, but recall Obi-wan telling the story about his affair in the Prequels.  He goes so far as to say that he would've left the Jedi Order if she had but asked.

More importantly, Star Wars is an opera, each movie a stanza.  Themes reappear and weave across the movies.  Obi-Wan was a powerful figure through out the story which would indicate that a Kenobi is likely to play a large role in this next trilogy.   And that leads to a piece of amazing symmetry - Kylo Ren is the grandson of Darth Vader, & Rey is the grand daughter or Obi-Wan.

In the Prequels we see Annakin fall to the Darkside while training under Obi-Wan.  We'll now see Kylo Ren turn to the Light through the actions of Rey - in a way redeeming the failure of Obi-Wan's training of Annakin and calling back to the redemption of Darth Vader.

& remember.... in Rey's flashbacks, it is Obi-Wan's voice you hear, not Luke or Annakin's......

...these are your first steps...
I think at this point it's safe to say that Star Wars Episode 7 is a success. Of all the characters introduced in the film, Rey stood out as being something of an amalgam of past ideas. Having aspects taken from Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and some originality thrown in for good measure, Rey has [.
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+Kaptain Khalil You were being condescending to me.  Lesson learned.  If you don't want to be spoken to like that, then practice what you preach. 

Luke and Han are not related.  Leia and Luke are related.  Leia is the mother of Ben, so Luke would be the uncle.

Spoiler alert:

Kylo Ren is not dead.  He will be in Episode 8.  Snoke told Hux to get Ren and bring him to me...so Ren made it off the planet.
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It's the only way to travel

I so need one of these robo-dog-bots.
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When the lowest bidder builds your voter database....

There are 318M people in the United States.  Not all of which are over 18 or registered voters.  Chances are, if you've registered to vote, you're data is here.
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It's starting to feel a lil bit like Christmas.
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I love that Fallout4 has only been out for a handful of days and there's already a sub-reddit dedicated to the settlements people are building in-game.

It really is a post-apocalyptic Minecraft now.  With armed followers.  And machine-gun turrets.  And Rock-it launchers.
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Hiring!  Building A New Web Team
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My development group is building out a new web engineering team to build our next-gen web product.  I'm in need of a slew of skill sets, with a rock-star Product Owner/Analyst that's been around the agile-block being at the top of the list.

Please Reshare or apply if you're up to the challenge!
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Add a few pulleys, some drag radials, new exhaust.... maybe a tune
And then you're running 900+ HP & 9.71 quarter miles at the track

Without the use of any NOS.  Video in the link.

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This time, they added an upper and lower pulley set to lift the boost pressure to 18psi, a free flowing exhaust system without catalytic converters, and an engine tune to pump out 902 horsepower and 866 lb-ft of torque.

To put the power to the ground, they used a tough Driveshaft Shop driveshaft, 3.09 rear gears, and lightweight rear wheels  in drag radials.

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Follow these topics: MotorsportsMentioned in this article... 2015 Charger Hellcat, R/T, Pursuit on the track 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat at the track 2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack, 392, and Hellcat 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat: 707 hp, 204 mph HellCat: supercharged Hemi engines
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My God, this is the most entertaining digest of Star Wars Episodes 4 - 6 I've ever seen!

MURDER BEARS.  CAPES.  SPACE VOLDEMORT
 
Someone who has never seen Star Wars before watches the three originals and live-tweets them. The results are pretty goddamned hilarious. For one thing, I now appreciate Ewoks far more than before: "Lots of space teddy bears with weapons wearing bones and the skins of their victims."

Episodes 5 and 6 are at https://storify.com/gaileyfrey/capes-vs-cloaks and https://storify.com/gaileyfrey/space-voldemort-vs-whiny-space-criminals-6-luke-is , respectively.

Via +Bridget Spitznagel.
In which I watch Star Wars Episode 4 for the very first time
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Flashback Friday
The Prodigy - Firestarter

All the tracks on Fat of the Land were pretty kick ass with Firestarter being the one that most people know Prodigy by.  It's tough not to jam when the bass kicks in.
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Web Engineers, we need you!

We are assembling a new team of web engineers to launch our next web product. The positions are in SE Virginia, not far from the resort area. We're an open-source group, so experience with things like PHP, Mongo, Solr, ELK, Zend, are all force-multipliers!

Take a look & apply below!
We are assembling a team that will construct a suite of web-enabled products that support the construction, agriculture, trucking, and materials handling industries. We work directly with various Original Equipment Manufacturers and dealerships to find the best solutions for their needs. These products are centered around a customizable website featuring lead management, vehicle inventory management, mobile web and apps, powered by a robust web-API infrastructure. Our operation is cloud based and open-source focused. As an experienced web engineer, you will be expected to help design and construct in each of these facets. Do you have the skills?
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Missy Elliot Returns!

My initial thoughts are that it picks right up where she left off:  a bit of funky, catchy beats.  Check it out!
 
Missy Elliott returns with...'WTF (Where They From)' video
Featuring Pharrell Williams... of course. All I know is that I need that mirrored jacket. Julia said I can rock it at our wedding. 

#MissyElliot   #INeedThatCoat  
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Mystery Science Theatre!
Kickstarter

The original creators have spun up a Kickstarter Campaign to make a new season of MST.  They're currently at 1.5M of 2M funding with 28 days to go.
Help Bring Back MST3K, one of the most beloved cult comedies ever, for a new season of up to 12 feature-length movie riffing episodes!
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What exactly are they going to do with $2M worth of funding?
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Wanna-be sci-fi novelist, cyclist, cook, and reader by night. Web software builder by day.
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The imagination is one of our most precious human abilities.  It's taken us around the world, to the depths of the ocean, and to the moon.  It will tug and pull at you at the most inopportune times.  It will drive you to try something new or meet new people.  Imagination can reach into your comfort zone and pull you along.  Why?  Because you imagine what it might be like over the next hill, across the pond, in the dark forest, or cruising among the stars.

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We've had a series of issues with Economic Mowing recently. While my wife was pregnant, they left our gates open, letting the dogs loose a couple times. They've never responded to some emails, one an attempt to sign them up to aerate & seed the yard. The latest is that they've sent an email to all their customers with usernames and passwords in the clear asking them to re-enter credit card information. This is exactly what you don't do with your user information. EDIT: Upgrading to 4 stars from 2 stars. After an email conversation with the owner, we've stayed with Economic Mowing. They've even brought a treat for the dogs as well as apologized for previous events. Since then (a few months now), everything has been good. Will continue upgrading this review as time passes.
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I purchased my 2009 Dodge Challenger R/T when the Dodge dealership was separate from the Chrysler dealership. At that time, the level of quality was great, especially in service. Since the combination of the two, service quality has gradually decreased. Now Hall will never see my car again. Here's why: They have repeatedly forgotten to do service items requested. This ranges from state inspection (they did their "world class inspection instead") to not installing all of the after-market parts requested. Which, by the way, had 400$ in labor attached to. Of course they'd want me to bring it back in to do the other 1/2 of the work! They put a quarter-sized dent in my passenger door that goes down to the sheet metal. Talk about infuriating. When I called them & told them, "hey, I just brought the car home from your service department & it has a dent" - they just said "bring it back in sometime next week & we'll look at it." I haven't been back since & will not return. It just so happened on this particular service appointment the mechanic took my car out for a drive to try & diagnose what I had already told them was a loose exhaust bracket. Find another Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealership. Their mechanics are rushed, miss stuff, & take poor care of your car.
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