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Dylan Urquhart
I speak the truth.
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Hey dudes, listen to this!

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Have you downloaded +Dropbox yet? If not, how come? Dropbox is the best  way to back up and share files seamlessly with Windows, Mac, or Linux. Click below to download it, and get an extra 500 MB of space free!

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Okay, this is probably one of the coolest things I have ever seen.

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Thoughts on being a programmer:

-Don't be an asshole. 
-Simple code is hard to write. 
-Exquisitely simple code is exquisitely hard to write. 
-Just because it's easy to understand doesn't mean it was easy to write. 
-In fact, the easier it is to understand, the harder it probably was to write. 
-There are many ways to do something. 
-The first way you think of is highly unlikely to be the best way. 
-Anyway, there probably is no best way - just lots of ways that are differently good. 
-There's always plenty of room for improvement - in your code, in your abilities, in you. 
-If you think you're as good as you're ever going to be - you're probably right. 
-"One-line changes" aren't. 
-Learn to desire success more than you fear failure. 
-You're only old when you can no longer learn new tricks. 
-Always back up before tidying up. 
-Err vicariously. 
-Sometimes it's OK to be a bit of an asshole. But don't make a habit of it. 

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Panorama from NASA's Curiosity Rover!
Gale Crater Vista

This is the first 360-degree panorama in color of the Gale Crater landing site taken by NASA's Curiosity rover. The panorama was made from thumbnail versions of images taken by the Mast Camera.

Scientists will take a closer look at several splotches in the foreground that appear gray. These areas show the effects of the descent stage's rocket engines blasting the ground. What appeared as a dark strip of dunes in previous, black-and-white pictures from Curiosity can be seen along the top of this mosaic, but the color images also reveal additional shades of reddish brown around the dunes, likely indicating different textures or materials.

The images were taken on Aug. 9, 2012, by the 34-millimeter Mast Camera. This panorama mosaic was made of 130 images of 144 by 144 pixels each. Selected full frames from this panorama, which are 1,200 by 1,200 pixels each, are expected to be transmitted to Earth later. The images in this panorama were brightened in the processing. Mars only receives half the sunlight Earth does and this image was taken in the late Martian afternoon.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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Ever wanted to explore making chips and hardware logic gate programmed boards? Check out this website. You can download a free Java app, pre-compiled for whatever platform you're running.

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I like this a lot.
Sat07 Awesome +LEGO Serenity by  +Adrian Drake
more pictures thanks to +Jeff Stevens

a FB friend sent this to me from the BrickFair convention in Virginia going on this weekend by Dulles ( I would love to have the time and skill to build this.

 The ship took 750 hours, and most of it was translating the +Quantum Mechanix  blueprints to the finished product. Quite amazing.

update from +Jeff Stevens who talked to the builder
It was made by  Adrian Drake of Ohio. It is seven feet long, weighs 135lbs, is made of 70,000 bricks and took 21 months to build. Total build time 475 hours. The builder only had to buy $800 worth of bricks for this build because his collection was so extensive that it covered the rest. It has all of the compartments of the original set except the engine room, which he said he could not make while maintaining structural integrity. It debuted today at Brickfair in Chantilly, Virginia, and was pretty much the talk of the show. 

Oh, and the cargo bay and firefly drive light up, the shuttle detaches and the wings swing out, and the engines do rotate.

#LEGO   #Firefly  

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No one ever tells a doctor, lawyer or engineer to do something to pay the bills until the big break comes along; so why do we tell comedians, actors, musicians and artist to not grow their talent in their field?  

As a parent I know that it is hard to tell your child to do something different but what you really should say to them is that you dont think that their art is good enough for them to make a living.  Essentially that is what you are saying when you tell them to do something different until that break comes along.  

Either work the help your loved one be better at their art or tell them the truth, that in itself might encourage them more than discourage them 

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Listening to Follow The Sun by Xavier Rudd.
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