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OK, folks. My family needs a new computer, and I want it to be a Chromebook/box/bit/base/something. I don't want to pay much more than $350. Should I wait on something that isn't out yet or is there a clear best option already available?
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I just bought a Toshiba 100GB chromebook on Amazon for $229.  It is a laptop and quite lightweight.  I'm sure I don't use it as much as your family would.  Of course it is all internet based.  Scott thought it had good reviews.  I would check on that.  Scott has a different brand, but I don't remember what it is.  All word programs would be in google docs, which I know very little about yet.  
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Disturbing fact: more people have unfollowed my Muppets collection than any of my others.

I fear for Google+ when I reflect on its users' poor judgment.
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"The libertarian or free-will objection to universalism, at least as commonly formulated, ultimately has no legs."
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This will have some very interesting material. But I wish they could sell this kind of content without overproduced, melodramatic presentation, e.g. kitsch like the scientist scattering thousands of little pieces of paper (signifying genetic markers, probably) off a balcony. Plus, little acknowledgment will likely enough be made of the fact that anthropologists in ten years will shake their heads at how dreadfully out of date the findings presented here as facts will be then.

But such are the accommodations that have to be made to (if even then) interest the general public. Still, as I said, I am looking forward to seeing this, for what it is.
 
In June, PBS will be airing "First Peoples," a series about how humans spread across the world, looking at a different continent in each episode. View the trailer here.
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I agree entirely.  Those of us who have an interest in such things and more than a layman's understanding are eager for well-produced, visually appealing content in additional to articles and books.  But that level of investment has to reach a wide enough audience to justify the expense.  Thus, our love-hate relationship with channels like History, Smithsonian, etc.  PBS does often provide a solid level of content, though, so I will cross my fingers!
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Sweet dreams, Plussers!
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The Gorgonorhynchus
So the strange white thing that seems to “erupt” from the worm is its proboscis. This is a tubular sucking organ that some worms use to feed.
During eversion, which takes place almost explosively, the short main trunk first appears, then this divides and the finer and filter branches appear, but since each one of these is the result of an evagination the effect is almost indescribable. It is as if a large number of lively, wriggling, minute worms had been shot out.

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http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/2457629?uid=3738920&uid=2&uid=4&sid=21106699460623

  #gorgonorhynchus   #worms   #proboscis   #coolcreatures  
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My son and I want to embark on a long-term project to make a robot. Ultimately we want it to attempt to pick up objects it approaches and even obey a couple basic voice commands. We will have to learn the programming language as we go. Which microcontroller board do you recommend we start with?
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A piece I wrote for +Theologues​ was published today.
The book of Job is a treasure of ancient literature, and even of world literature as a whole. Apart from the opening narrative and the epilogue, most of it consists of expositions from Job and his friends in which they all wax eloquent about the reason(s) for Job's suffering and for human misery ...
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Heads up: this is the inaugural post in my new Theology Collection. Unfollow now or forever hold your peace!
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Such great stuff. This one from the first season (Harvey Korman guest starring).

Any purported "Muppet" production that's not characterized by this kind of humor is not worthy of the name. Granted, this was one of the all-time best sketches, but the corny vaudeville humor, undergirded - legitimated, in fact - by such phenomenal actor-puppeteers  as Henson and Oz, has been sorely lacking in most Disney era productions.

Forgive me if I'm not holding my breath for ABC's upcoming show.
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No, he's a wearin' a neck-a-tie! A-wakka-wakka-wakka!
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Everyone needs to start using Collections to categorize their posts. That way I can unfollow the topics that annoy me. :-P
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That is, if Collections are rolled out for you yet.
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2 votes on both sides. That's a lot of help! XD

Any other takers? I'd appreciate any rationales behind the choices as well.
 
My son and I want to embark on a long-term project to make a robot. Ultimately we want it to attempt to pick up objects it approaches and even obey a couple basic voice commands. We will have to learn the programming language as we go. Which microcontroller board do you recommend we start with?
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Are you going to vote on language for the control? 
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Perry, GA
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Clarksville, VA - Moncks Corner, SC - Forsyth, GA - Altus, OK - Warner Robins, GA - Cleveland, TN
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I'm a jack of few trades, master of none.

I win the bread as a supervisor for a team collecting data that is fed into our software tool, which predicts and helps mitigate the problem of electronic and electrical components going obsolete. Got that?

I'm currently detoxing from more than a decade of postgraduate work (historical linguistics at the University of Georgia). I'm glad to now be able to pursue my many interests in several unrelated subjects -- not to mention my family (which will always trump all).

I'm also a recovering musician.

To give you an idea of some of my interests, here are a few of my circles:
  • tech (especially Google/Android)
  • science (archaeology, paleontology, anthropology, linguistics)
  • theology
  • music
  • sci-fi TV (among my favorite shows: The X-Files, Babylon 5, LOST, Farscape, Doctor Who...)
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I can do several Muppet voices. Yes, maybe even better than you.
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The Muppet Madness Tournament
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5 Tips to Avoid “Convertitis” | Theologues
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So you've discovered the doctrines of grace, swam the Tiber, gone full Menno Simons, or embraced the apophatic theology of the East. Congrat

SkyLeap Music - Educational Tools and Music for Everyone
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SkyLeap Music offers educational music and tools to students of all ages. The site has online metronomes, practice tools, and beginning book

Clarinet Fingering Chart - Interactive with Sound and Large Images
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Interactive clarinet fingering chart that is easy to use and simple to understand. Includes large images, sound, and alternate fingerings.

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Why Is Wikipedia Scrubbing All References To Neil Tyson's Fabrication?
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For being devout followers of science, Neil Tyson's defenders sure don't like evidence that conflicts with their religious fanaticism.

Putting the "Myth" in Mythicism
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Once again, someone with only very little knowledge on the subject has posted a blog post loudly declaring that there is good reason to doub

Iceland grieves after police kill a man for the first time in its history
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Iceland made history this week, but not in a good way. For the first time since the nation became an independent republic, armed police shot

“We’ll find a new earth within 20 years” | Around the World with Ken Ham
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Citizens United And The Foolish Attack On Corporate Personhood
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A new set of proposed Constitutional Amendments reveals that many people still don't understand what Citizens United was about.

Harrison Ford's Injury May Have Completely Screwed Up Episode VII
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Dear Mr. Watterson
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Sound City
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Directed by Dave Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), SOUND CITY tells the story of rock n' roll's greatest recording studio, and the musical magi

Uber Demonstrations Snarl Traffic From London to Berlin
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Uber Technologies Inc., the car- sharing service that’s rankling cabbies across the U.S., is fighting its biggest protest from European driv

Arrow
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Reinventing the DC Comics character, the Arrow is not a superhero ... but a hero -- every bit as dangerous as the criminals he's hunting. Af

LP Gothic
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Gothic is the only East Germanic language of which significant evidence survives, thanks largely to a single copy of Bishop Wulfila’s fourth

Syberia (Full)
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My wife and I have a new favorite Asian restaurant. The red curry she had and the Pad Thai I had were the best of each we remember eating. Excellent noodles! Nice atmosphere, friendly and attentive service.
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This castle, probably best known as the Krak de Chevaliers (Castle of the Crusaders), was a highlight of my trip through Syria. Its condition is absolutely remarkable and the surrounding lookout impressive. Highly recommended.
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reviewed 6 months ago
Such a pleasant place to hang out. They have breakfast food, lunch sandwiches, and pastries (from Wilson's) in addition to java. I tried a mocha latte, which had excellent flavor. The upper floor has tables, side rooms, and a selection of popular used books on sale (from Gottwals across the street). It's a great place to study. It's also set up for live coffee-house-style performances (with sound equipment and even a guitar ("for experienced guitar players only"). The decor was tasteful and attractive throughout. I especially liked the old photographs of downtown Perry.
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Pretty sure this is the best Pad Thai I've ever had--certainly the best I've had in Athens. The lunch portion is quite generous. My waitress was friendly and attentive. I'll certainly be back.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Very Good
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My favorite Asian restaurant in these parts. The food is great and the service is quick, efficient, and friendly.
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reviewed a year ago
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
We've been using Big Indian for our tack and feed needs for several months now. They're very professional, very knowledgeable, and very helpful.
Quality: ExcellentAppeal: ExcellentService: Excellent
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