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This one could be real.
Android phones can get infected by merely receiving a picture via text message, according to research published Monday.
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a lot of Samsung's may not be affected.
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Now, a new method of designing DNA structures has not only automated much of the shape-creation process, allowing scientists to shape their molecule directly, but builds that molecule to be more stable than any previous attempt at DNA “origami.”

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http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v523/n7561/full/nature14586.html
Scientists are about to get access to some seriously powerful tools for turning ideas into nanoscale reality.
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This is very well done.
The most recent episode of the animated series Blank on Blank features the infamous Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson in 1967 talking with the legendary Studs Terkel about the crazy year or so th...
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Math is hard.
 
Faith does not require strong math skills.5given
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wow. what the fuck. Yes, I'm ready to break down the walls. so awesome. Watch it - so worth it.
 
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A brief and beautiful bit of science via +Colossal: the bacteria on an 8-year-old's handprint. If you read through the comments at the original source (http://www.microbeworld.org/component/jlibrary/?view=article&id=13867), creator Tasha Sturm gives the details of the process she used to make this, in case you want to take and culture a handprint as a memory of your own children.

(It's not exactly something you would normally do at home, since it requires a temperature-controlled place for it to incubate and the result is a biohazard, but knowing my readers, there are probably several of you who are thinking "I could set that up with my jam-making supplies in ten minutes!" or something.)

It's worth remembering that most of these bacteria aren't particularly dangerous; our world, and our bodies, are chock-full of them. But when you let them grow up to macroscopic size, you can see all sorts of beautiful shapes within.
We all know our bodies are home to countless millions of bacteria and microorganisms, but without seeing them with our bare eyes it's almost impossible to comprehend. This petri dish handprint created by Tasha Sturm of Cabrillo College, vividly illustrates the variety of bacteria found on h
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Told ya they were going after Google. Wouldn't be surprised if using the NYT is part of their attack strategy.
 
MPAA e-mail showcases anti-Google smear campaign

The memo says, "We propose working with MPAA (Vans), Comcast, and NewsCorp (Bill Guidera) to see about working with a PR firm to create an attack on Google (and others who are resisting AG efforts to address online piracy). This PR firm can be funded through a nonprofit dedicated to IP issues... After the Today Showsegment, you want to have a large investor of Google (George can help us determine that) come forward and say that Google needs to change its behavior/demand reform. Next, you want NewsCorp to develop and place an editorial in the WSJ [Wall Street Journal] emphasizing that Google's stock will lose value in the face of a sustained attack by AGs and noting some of the possible causes of action we have developed."
Start with "live buys" of illegal goods on The Today Show, then get a WSJ editorial.
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I'm good with words. I can be an excellent, even diplomatic, communicator in various styles, vernaculars, points of view. I'm good at thinking critically , empathically and strategically. I think long term, act short term and do not enjoy mid terms. I'm handy with a command prompt, a camera and textual presentation. And I'm generally pretty good at haggling prices and making deals. Technical writer, diagrammer, story teller, merry maker. I can build an elaborate Intranet to be amazingly efficient, a pleasure to use daily, serviceable for everyone in your organization and productive as fuck - as long as Sharepoint has NOTHING to do with it. I can scope projects, provide post game analysis, identify process black holes, find money synergistically, fix your SMB/SME or home network, make you laugh, question long held beliefs or assumptions, champion change, work a room and close down the bar.
Employment
  • Current Employer
    Family Man w/ a skill set, 2012 - present
  • Former Employer
    IT Director, 2004 - 2012
    Started as sys admin, became IT Manager, then IT Director. Proudest of the 802.11a PTP wireless bridge spanning 1000 ft to bridge an expansion office of 30+ ppl to our LAN. Also pretty happy with forklifted corporate communications infrastructure I built using Asterisk (VOIP telephony across the corporation including call center), Hylafax (for high volume incoming fax job ordering and automated document imaging) and Google Apps (email, corporate instant messaging, heavily utilized Intranet and document collaboration.)
  • FedEx
    Intranet Analyst & Technical Writer
  • Turner Broadcasting
    Cultural Consultant
  • Fritz Companies
    Technical Writer, Intranet Web Master, Jr. Sys Admin, Support Tech
  • An Interactive Web Agency
    Sys Admin
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I'm still working on some things.
Introduction

Read about how my love affair with +Motorola Mobility started after an amazing product return process, watch me fall out of love as things fall apart and see if Moto woos me back:



Getting On With The Introduction
My use of this Google+ account is personal, amateur and likely offensive.

If you think you know me and where I work - you are wrong. You have me mistaken with a Thom that has thrived as an IT professional since 1997. That ain't me.

I know that Thom - we share a resemblance but he is way more boring and responsible.

For all anyone knows, I am a fictional character created for one or more people's entertainment and/or vexation.

Does that excuse my excesses? Probably not. I try to walk in love - sometimes I don't do so well.

I like class based delimiters of language (fuck you vs. you're fired), long elaborate setups mixed with esoteric punchlines, fart jokes in Old & Middle English (as long as that shits translated), taking photographs with my phone, gadgets, Android, reading about hacking, sci-fi, watching the watchers, judging the judgers, being the fool, donkeys, rhinos, monkeys, being a dad, oxygen, water, engaging narrative in my native tongue ...

Spent a lot of time contrasting & road testing Christianity, Westernized Buddhism, my take on Taoism & Atheism as belief systems. You might say each system contributed to my experiments with truth.

I want more than flip hipster humor. Cooler than thou types - it's okay - one day you'll understand.

I am an ass.


Bragging rights
maybe one day. until then. mayonnaise
Education
  • Lee University
    English Literature, Interpersonal Communications, Theology & Philosophy, 1990 - 1994
    Interpersonal & Group communication theory, English Literature, Composition, Literary Journalism (as a study and a practice), print publishing (newspaper & periodicals,) Oratory & Rhetoric, Copy writing, Creative writing, Christian Canonical Text studies & Christian Theology, comparative religious studies, modern philosophy.
  • University of Memphis
    Fiction Writing, Chinese Philosophy, 1996 - 1996
    Wrote and criticized short stories, studied Chinese philosophers mainly from the Confucian school and Taoist school of thought. Also audited a magazine production class and hung around the school newspaper some.
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Dear Google: Please add these features into the new Google Photos. We will love you long time.

The medieval 'New England': a forgotten Anglo-Saxon colony on the north-...
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Discover the latest Android tips, top apps, new features, Android updates, cool accessories and more. Join millions of users getting the lat

Designer's Choice Interiors
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Here are a couple of pieces of mine in an interior design show space, put together by Christian Nelius. To see this show room in person and

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Learn how to use clay and moldable plastic for prototyping. Choose the best clay material for your prototypes.

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Turkey’s state-run housing authority has halted construction of a development project in the central province of Nevşehir following what som

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포스가 강합니다. Angry Birds Star Wars II에 대비하세요. 최고의 인기 게임을 기대하세요! Star Wars 영화 프리퀄을 바탕으로 포스를 사용하여 탐욕스러운 돼지 연방에 저항하거나 더욱 어두운 길을 택하세요. 그렇습니다. 처음으로

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Wonderful food wonderfully priced. A few years ago we pulled off at this exit and made the mistake of eating at Zeke's. We didn't realize it was the same exit if our last culinary disaster. I steeled myself for a less than enjoyable lunch. Instead we were all amazed. The bean dip they serve free with the free chips and salsa saved the day. Our 4 yr old and 6 yr old were on the verge of being hangry little demons. The delicious bean dip transformed them into normal happy rambunctious kids. I got a shrimp enchiladas (3) dish with green sauce and sour creme. It came with beans and rice. My diet coke tasted like it came out of a well maintained fountain machine (more and more rare experience in the road). My wife enjoyed her dish and the kids actual at their plates. We'll likely stop here every time we drive through this town. Great food at a great price. Mui bueno!
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Public - 2 weeks ago
reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pretty much the standard Hampton Inn. Well kept, clean rooms. TV had working HDMI port and we had strong WiFi so the kids could watch Netflix instead of cable TV with tons of ads. Pool looked very clean and inviting. Minus one star for no yogurt nor cream cheese (for my bagel) at breakfast. Great rate so close to the Gulf shore.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
An amazing joy. Greatest muffuletta on the planet.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
Staff is helpful, the rooms ocean side made me feel like I was in a movie or beer commercial. Room 106 might be a nonsmoking room now, but it is obvious from the smell that it spent years as a smoking room. The smell was slight and easy to forget about once we were in the room for a bit. It is magical to be able to walk out the door if the hotel and be right on the beach ocean side. And don't think about it, just charge the daily rental for the beach lounges under the umbrella to the room. Best $30 we ever spent.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
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Worth the wait? Depends on your mood and the level of nostalgia you have.
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
It looks like a bar - and it is, but it is so much more. The food is fresh, high quality and expertly prepared. A grade above typical Memphis bar fare. Good food for your money. The down stairs (the subterranian "Underdog") is smoke free and one the best lunch locations Downtown. Great music, always a decent selection of craft beers on tap and attentive staff.
Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
The sweet iced tea tastes as if it has soured slightly. The lemonade for my oldest son is syrupy. I asked for a diet coke, it tasted funny as well. I like the Greek salad dressing. The Greek salad was enjoyable even if far from impressive - a life's journey from the perfection of Manos' perfect Greek salad at his Gondolier restaurant in Cleveland, TN - today's starter iceberg lettuce, olives, feta, onions et cetera. My wife's side salad was iceberg lettuce, tomato et cetera with bleu cheese dressing that I'm hoping wasn't home made. My wife got the cheese steak sandwich and I got the chicken gyro. My boys got kid's cheese pizza. The fries were bland and not exactly crispy. The gyro looked good on the plate, and I enjoyed eating every bite of it. The cheese steak sammy was competent. Our booth sat next to a broken window. That didn't stop my two pizza eating machines. At 7:30 on a Saturday night, it is telling that other than two small tables, we were the only guests peopling the place. I think I heard three pick up orders phoned in while we ate. I get the feeling that no one really enjoys running this restaurant. The food is meh, the building could use some TLC. This joint could be awesome. But today, it is far from it.
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Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago