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I know I have ranted over the frustration on space, but this is worth fighting for. It really is frustrating how broken our space exploration system is in terms of leadership (lack there of), budgetary instability (congressional jobs program) and lack of sound project management (orion takes ~15 years from contract to first crewed test flight). will a Chinese space race really be the kick in the pants we need or will those in power continue with the mantra "when China gets to the moon they will see 6 american flags already there"

for those that missed previous rants:
shoot for the Moon short - 
https://plus.google.com/116992234810067730471/posts/6mrre4LynJF

Man left the Moon for the last time 42 years ago - 
https://plus.google.com/116992234810067730471/posts/hDoqFr1QRDC

Just stop with this Journey to Mars BS - 
https://plus.google.com/116992234810067730471/posts/B9a2RF2EqgP
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Other than the fact I just read it so it is new to me, nope.
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Start saving up your money now.
From the #shutupandtakemymoney and #thisiswhyyourbroke file.
Assault on Hoth contains over 2,000 pieces and 14 minifigures, and set you back a hefty $250 when it releases in Apri.
There have been rumors of a massive new Star Wars set based on Echo Base from Empire Strikes Back for ages now, but they’ve finally been confirmed: Lego have just announced a gigantic new set jam packed with so much goodness even the smell of Tauntaun insides couldn’t ruin it.
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I remember watching this movie as a kid and wondering, "If they have a weapon (the ion cannon) that can disable a star destroyer with a single shot, then how come they aren't constantly using it?"
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Meh I think I will pass on this.
A talk show for geeks is trying too hard now that geek is basically mainstream with all the comic book movies and TV shows.
Having discovered that reality shows for nerds are the most cost-efficient TV programming possible, AMC has announced a new series premiering this summer titled Geeking Out, hosted by professional nerd Kevin Smith and actor Greg Grunberg.
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does that stereotype word still exist?
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Coming for Halloween at $100. Super soldier serum and Jarvis not included.
If you’re a stickler for details and accuracy, don’t assume that making your own cosplay props and costumes is cheaper than buying a replica. Often it can cost thousands of dollars to get it right, so Hasbro and Marvel are teaming up on a line of detailed role play accessories that will make accurate cosplay slightly more affordable.
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Want.
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They didn't really miss anything.
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Meh. 50/50 on the jokes.
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Following in the tradition of the star wars Brick Saga and Star wars Lego droid tales a new Lego themed adventure in the galaxy far far away kicks off this summer.
 
New Lego star wars show coming this summer
 The show will follow a family named the Freemakers, who (somewhat predictably) build and sell ships from salvaged parts across the galaxy (they’re Lego characters, after all). Then one of their sons encounters an ancient artifact called a “Kyber Saber,” discovers he has a sensitivity to the Force, and the family’s adventures begin. The Freemakers “are thrown into an epic struggle against the Empire to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy.”
A brand new Star Wars animated series is coming to TV. Lego Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures, a full-fledged show blending the humor of the Lego brand and, well, Star Wars, is set to premiere sometime this summer on Disney XD.
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They were not very clear if this would be canon or would just be set around the canon. 
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It seems so simple yet I doubt the cultural at NASA(the older generation) can make the fundamental shift in approaching the hurdles for exploration from working the 10% improvements to brainstorming the 10X solutions.
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I dunno, +Aaron Wood.... in a large organization things that seem pretty straightforward can get fuzzy very quickly.  This happens in my company daily.  "Strategies" like this might seem 'duh' on paper, but it can really help pull things into focus.  Mission creep is very real.  
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Keep it up coach. Do what you have to do with the #newblue and get those boys ready for the fall.
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Just picked up my tickets for Boston for M4 and I
3 day pass was more than the usual Houston cons but should be fun.
+Aaron Wood​ do you usually get a table at this con?
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Will work for geekery...=)
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Were you still using Picasa or have you transitioned to Google photos
I think my wife's laptop might still be using the Picasa desktop to sync to Google photos but that is an easy fix.
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I wonder if my Blogger page is going to go text only or will Google automatically migrate the links? 
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Guess no point in constantly checking for an update on my watch
At least they give an idea if when it will be coming unlike some oems for watches or phones.
https://twitter.com/HuaweiUK/status/698069319981391872
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Yep. Saw other tweets from them over the past couple of days since announcement. Judging by the Moto roll out (im in that) waiting is a good thing.
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I agree with +Russell Holly​ and others this should have been the trailer from the start. It doesn't give away the whole doomsday plot (with horrible creature design) not the author channeling his inner joker. Just Batman doing pure batman stuff and bit of superman smack down.
 
This trailer increased my excitement for this movie x1000!

Those first 35 seconds of Batman footage...that is comic book Batman come to life!

The Nolan movies were awesome; smart and epic. This is a whole different ballgame. DC is finally bringing the comic book magic to the big screen the way Marvel has for years.

I just hope the movie has a good score and isn't full of shitty rock music like this trailer.
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Still to come: Supermans face when Batman rips his sack off. It's about 3 seconds after the last part of this trailer... 
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Introduction
Born in Boston, went to Michigan (GO BLUE!), volunteered at Goddard while in grad school, worked in Mission Control for the Shuttle then did a stint working Smart Buyer/iDOT/Orion/MPCV/Mars In situ Resource Utilization, but now I am doing New Business Development at the Johnson Space Center looking for interesting technologies and industries that can leverage our knowledge, facilities and patents #forthebenefitofall. Former GoogleTV Ambassador
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had the honor to work 11 yrs on the Space Shuttle Program in Mission Control.
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    BS Aero Engineering, 1991 - 1995
  • George Washington University
    MS Mech Engineering, 1995 - 1997
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Pleasant hotel with close proximity to Ames and Google. Friendly staff and clean room.
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Went for Sunday brunch but got there too early so it was just a breakfast buffet. Still enjoyable and attentive staff.
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reviewed 3 months ago
off the beaten path Mexican food. family went there with a party of 12 and service was very attentive, poloze soup was excellent as was the rest of the meals. very nice place hidden off of Newbury street down a little alley so most folks miss it. definitely would come again.
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reviewed a year ago
Delicious cupcakes and friendly staff. Love the selection and can't wait to try their new mudslide flavor. Definitely going to book my daughter birthday party there in the fall. So glad they opened up in newtonville.
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Had a two day conference at the hotel. Very nice location, great food and affordable parking across the street ($5 all day).
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reviewed 3 months ago
Really nice hotel and service. We stayed there during the Houston Con last weekend and the place was very nice. Rooms were large and the whole family had a pleasant time. We ate lunch and breakfast at the restaurant (not vino the one by the elevators) service was good even with the convention making it busy. Did was good and reasonable in price plus they setup a grab and go snack bar which was convenient. Really enjoyable stay and if the convention is held there again, I will not hesitate to rebook a room.
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reviewed a year ago
Fast and Friendly service. I went in this morning to get a microsim for my Nexus 5 instead of cutting my sim from my Galaxy SII. Staff was very helpful and I was walking out the door in under 10 minutes with the phone activated on the network. Even though they aren't selling the Nexus 5 there was no issue getting it setup with their network.
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