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New Blog Post #ScienceLooksGood --> The Hubble Can Rent a Car, Fix Your Eyes 
Many widely known images of the galaxy have been taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, which turns 25 this year (time to rent a car!). NASA has created a fantastic video to discuss one of the later repairs to the Space Telescope Imaging Spectograph (STIS). It's a great example of geniuses at Johnson Space Center in Houston having to quickly come up with a solution when astronauts on a spacewalk could not correctly perform a repair. Th...
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New video! The women say "we run things, things don't run we" #GamingLooksGood #15: Game of Thrones E4 
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Oh, Hearthstone.
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Now I get it. You're on the training missions! Keep going, it just keeps getting better
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I wrote a piece on OffWorld (via +Boing Boing) about how I used hip hop to help me understand computer programming. Check it out and please share!


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If you're at Wiscon in Madison, WI this weekend, I'll be on three panels. Check me out!
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New Blog Post --> Big Stars, Bigger Nothing #ScienceLooksGood
Space is truly awe inspiring - and amazingly empty.  It's often hard for us to conceptualize both the immense size of planets, stars, and other bodies with the incredible amount of space between them. To show the immense size,  introduced me to a fantastic YouTube video compared planet and star sizes. The video does a great job of showing relative size - once you think you're at the largest size possible, another body comes along and...
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New Video! #GamingLooksGood #14: Life Is Strange E3

Shareef shows how each man in Life Is Strange fits a stereotype, the benefits of keeping gender and sexuality on a spectrum, and more crappy dialogue.

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New video --> #GamingLooksGood #13: Sunset

Shareef freshens up the room for Sunset, a Tale of Tales game about an African American woman in a Latino country experiencing revolution. After the show, stay tuned for an interview with voice actor Tina Marie Murray.
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Today I dropped a new diversity in gaming video --> #GamingLooksGood #12: Assassin's Creed Chronicles China 
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My newest video --> #GamingLooksGood #11: Splatoon

Shareef spills plenty of ink on Nintendo's new shooter franchise for the WIi U. Why is white is still the default character model - even in the land of squids?


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+Marc Concepcion  I understand but the problem exists outside of Japanese companies.  It's endemic to most companies that market in the US
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I like new tech and I can not lie #ScienceLooksGood
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Science and tech blogger at http://shareefjackson.com .

Interested in being in any of my circles? Tech, Science, Space, Video Games, Sports, African-American stories

I've been obsessed with technology ever since I was a child, disassembling remote controls and driving my parents crazy.  The craziness has remained - geek out with me!

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Survived the consulting life as a superhero. Now serves as a mild mannered Clark Kent in a normal job.
Education
  • Brown University
    electrical engineering, 1998 - 2002
  • Case Western Reserve University
    masters of engineering management, 2002 - 2003
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June 15
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By far the best Ethipoian spot in Philly! The seating is very awesome and the injera is delightful. Come hungry!
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Service was amazing .. but when the food is horrible it doesn't really matter! Taastes like cheeseteaks from another city.
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Great gem in Old City! It's usually not hard to squeeze in for a quick bite even without a reservation. Check it out.
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Very good, predictable Mexican food. Get a steak burrito and a BlackBerry Izze - perfect comfort food when going through tough times.
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Very meager cheesesteaks ... plenty of better options on the city. Go to Jim's if you're on South St.
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My favorite thing about this library is the impressive amount of authors and speakers. It really serves the community well.
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