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Tina Hsu
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Lived in Redondo Beach, CA
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Baby Sand Cat

Don't be fooled by cute overload, the Sand Cat (Felis Margarita) is a little-known species of desert cats. They live in the harshest deserts of Africa and Asia. They're comfortable in environments other wildcats cannot handle, like the Sahara and Arabian deserts as well as those of Iran and Pakistan.

Sand cats look a like domestic cats, but they're larger and thicker, especially around the head. Their ears are wider apart which flattens out when crouching down for the hunt. Fur lines their under-paws and between the toes to protect against the scorching sand.

The most incredible fact is this cat can go for months without drinking water! Oddly, as a wildcat they're not afraid of humans. This cat is simply fearless and definitely impressive.

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Mobile Lovers
"[Graffiti artist] Banksy has dropped a new mural in the UK, and the subject is something we can all relate to. The piece, called 'Mobile Lovers,' depicts a couple embracing, but instead of gazing lovingly into each other's eyes, they're wrapped up in their cellphones."

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http://www.complex.com/art-design/2014/04/banksy-mobile-lovers

Image via Banksy.
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Okay here is my problem with SyFy's Helix, episode 1, from a scientific standpoint:
1. The cholera investigation. No CDC scientist would ever not know that story.
2. The security chip hand implant. Yes, I'm going to use the same needle sequentially on each of you because obviously you don't know enough to tell me not to do that.
3. The rats and airborne contamination. You don't just hook a rat up to the airflow of another rat and say after five minutes, oh it's not airborne because this rat is not dead. You have to let them go for a while. Could be a day could be two days could be two weeks before you can say definitively that it's not airborne. Because you don't know the incubation period. And you don't just do one rat; you test lots of rats (and maybe a control?). But go ahead and take your hood off because it's safe to breathe now. Right.
4. Liquid nitrogen on the lock. Yes, liquid nitrogen is a good idea to break through a lock. But you don't use it to freeze the lock, break through the face plate, then use the electronics inside to open the door. And by the way, they would be too cold to touch. You freeze the lock and then hit it with a hammer or equivalent. And that will break it.
5. Dr. Farragut just lets his brother get gassed. The doctor seems far too accommodating when the security guy is going to gas his brother and kill him. I guess that's okay because he's sick And brother's not going to object, since we're in the wild (Arctic) West so no one cares.
6. Dead guy in the air vents. And why did Peter cut off the security guy's hand? Because of the access chip. Duh! No one realizes this and deactivates his access. Not very good security...
7. I can't watch anymore....
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Breaking News! On iOS 7.1, the call button will be round. More on this important story as it develops.
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Why does the Roku remote stop working over and over? It still shows as paired, and batteries are fine, but the remote light doesn't come on. This happens on our current Roku 3, but it also happened on the previous generation Roku. Maybe it's a Bluetooth problem. The quickest way to fix this: use the phone app to go to the Roku's Settings and re-pair the remote. You have to open the cover on the remote and press the pairing button. But this method is faster than rebooting the Roku. Still, it would be great if this issue didn't keep recurring.
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Happy 2013S!!!
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Finally, something good on the US 12 days of Gifts app. (The UK got Home Alone.)
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2 cats, 3 boxes!
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I really regret buying those rain boots 3 years ago. They're still in the box.
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Well, you can finally put them to good use :)
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The slow reveal...
 
I can't stop staring into it's eyes.
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Fascinating analysis. I would definitely watch movies from the genre of Action Movies with Cats set in Europe.
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Looks like re/code is live! Nice!
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Reformed software (QA) tester. I really don't miss the crazy software development hours, that's for sure. Now in aerospace. That's a change.

Now that I have a short commute (not typical for LA area!) and consistent work hours, I'm working on my photography, although the suburbs are extremely not inspiring. 

I waffle between taking my micro four-thirds camera plus lenses out with me on dedicated photography jaunts, or just using the iPhone when the mood strikes me. Both have their pros and cons.

Even though I love my iPhone, I'm still a PC person. Really. (For now.)
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Suggested that the skeletons decompose and blow away in the original Warcraft game.
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  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    Computer Science
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