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My favorite Kickstarter
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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So y not save for a cuple of months and go get wath is your 
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Whatever could I be up to at work?
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You obviously have an Iron Man fixation.
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an unlocked phone that works with all US carriers and free from their interference on software updates all for just $399. This is what all the big OEMs(Samsung, LG, Sony) should be doing and what the average user in the US should be lining up for.
 
We need the Moto X to succeed

It's not a major secret that the US wireless phone industry is widely controlled by the major carriers here. From bloatware, to slow updates, to availability, everything done to carrier branded devices here in the US just plain sucks.

There is however, a better option, and that's unlocked phones sold directly to the consumer from the manufacturer. It's not done very often and when it is, there's often little success, because old habits die hard. The vast majority of consumers buy smartphones from their carrier's website or their carrier's storefront.

Chinese OEMs such as Huawei and others are trying to break into the US market by selling unlocked phones online, without carrier acknowledgement. However, the average consumer off the street has no clue who these companies are and we need this to change. These companies make great hardware too. It's a shame.

Motorola could help set a precedent here. Motorola is a well known brand and they're launching a phone here in the US that's unlocked, affordable, and carries the flagship moniker. We need this direct-to-consumer approach to take off. We need people to realize it's okay to buy a smartphone online.

I'm excited for this method to take off not only for unlocked phones without carriers muddying the waters, but for even more options. We all know what a Samsung phone or HTC phone looks like. We're very familiar with Motorola, LG, and Sony. I'm ready to see Huawei, OPPO, ZTE, and Xiaomi break into the US market and offer us even more choices.

So, I agree +Kellen Barranger. I hope that +Motorola Mobility sells more phones through Moto Maker than they could have ever imagined. The price is right. The design is right. The Google experience is right. This phone should be on everyone's radar.
Whether or not you plan to buy the new Moto X Pure Edition when it arrives in September, you should be rooting for Motorola to sell record numbers of them. This new direct-to-consumer approach from a brand like Motorola is something that could help continue to change this industry for the better ...
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This whole mess is a great example of why I dumped android.
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Why +European Space Agency, ESA  is this not a +Google Cardboard app
Just before ESA astronaut +Samantha Cristoforetti  left the International Space Station after 199 days, she took up to 15 pictures inside each module. Now, the images have been stitched together to create this interactive panorama.

click the link for more details and explore the panorama http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Human_Spaceflight/International_Space_Station/Highlights/International_Space_Station_panoramic_tour
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I'm soooo ready to view images of Space in virtual reality format, that would be awesome :) 
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bright basin on Tethys
With the expanded range of colors visible to Cassini's cameras, differences in materials and their textures become apparent that are subtle or unseen in natural color views. Here, the giant impact basin Odysseus on Saturn's moon Tethys stands out brightly from the rest of the illuminated icy crescent. This distinct coloration may result from differences in either the composition or structure of the terrain exposed by the giant impact. Odysseus (280 miles, or 450 kilometers, across) is one of the largest impact craters on Saturn's icy moons, and may have significantly altered the geologic history of Tethys.
Full details http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/imagedetails/index.cfm?imageId=5214
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we have been playing for 2 weeks now
The kids like the turf battles and I have been playing the story levels. I need to get a second controller for at home battles. Sounds like a cool update adding new matchmaking modes, a level cap increase, new types of weapons, and more than three dozens new pieces of gear. The update will be provided for free for the Wii U;
Nintendo is planning to push out a “massive” update for Splatoon on August 5, and with it will come a pair of new matchmaking modes, a level cap increase, new types of weapons, and more than three ...
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So Splatoon was the game that got me to buy a Wii U.  Finally pulled the trigger and Im happy I did.  My daughter has played offline only (I haven't given her access online yet with her account. ) and it was an odd sense of pride/joy that I felt when she beat the final boss.  :) 

She's now playing with the Amiibo levels. 
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What makes a good con for you
Coming down from the weekend at +Space City Comic Con​ I think we are lucky to have two cool cons here in Houston every summer and there are a few smaller/niche ones as well.
For M4 if +Robert Luedke​ (Bob the artist) he knows it will be a good con.
With the 2015 con season hitting its halfway mark, the io9 staff got together for an in-depth, round-table discussion on what exactly makes for the best possible pop culture convention. Whether you’re a potential attendee or a longtime organizer, here’s everything you need any quality con need to have.
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So once again Back to the Future was right. :)
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+John Bennett a fair point.
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NASA made the video twice
Cosmo around 0:50 sec and the ISS panel at 2:25 plus M4 dancing with guardians cast around 1:57
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since apparently some folks left before the mid credit scene
Surprised it hasn't been doing bigger numbers at the box office. It is a good heist movie but not burning up the box office though it did beat pixels this weekend (some faith in humanity restored).
#alwaysstayuntiltheendofcreditswithmarvelmovies
If you’re seen Ant-Man—well, if you’ve seen Ant-Man and didn’t immediately book out of the theater when the credits start to roll like an insane person—then you saw the first look of the superhero outfit of a legendary Avenger and a welcome addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now get a good look.
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For God's sake, we're twelve movies in. Who the hell goes to see a Marvel movie not aware that there are mid- and post-credit scenes?

I still laugh every time I'm there and I see people leaving. (If you've gotta go because reasons, sure, I get that.)
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Great job people now on to the next stretch goal
+Smithsonian reached the $500k needed to preserve Neil's Moonwalking suit.

 For their next goal, they are headed from $500,000 to $700,000 to tell the story of the first American in space, Alan Shepard. they plan to conserve, digitize, and display the Mercury suit Shepard wore during the first American manned space flight in 1961. Along with Armstrong’s suit, Shepard’s -- and many other suits planned for display in the new gallery – will show the progression of spacesuit technology during the space race era.
Smithsonian Institution is raising funds for Reboot the Suit: Bring Back Neil Armstrong’s Spacesuit on Kickstarter! A chance for citizens of Earth to conserve, digitize, and display Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit for explorers everywhere.
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If the glove don't fit you must acquit! Oops, sorry, was that out loud?

Meh, I don't envision myself having a 3d printer anytime soon but I guess that's got some cool factor to it. 
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I don't want to go back to be a Luddite
Sadly sending my Google glass back due to foil damage. It is going to be a long week or two without glass. There will be phantom dings and lack of situational notification awareness. Glad +Google Glass​ is still doing RMA for the hardware despite the explorer program closing. Not sure folks at NASA will recognize me without my glass #firstworldproblems #nolongerlivingthroughglass
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That's awesome :)
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    JSC, 1998 - present
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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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