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At brunch with +Eva Snyder today I told her about the documentary series on YouTube called "Every Frame a Painting". It's about various aspects of movie making and composition. I recommend it.
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Looks fascinating. Post it to the B_ channel please ?
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Wait, what?
“150 years ago today, the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln was assassinated. America is forever indebted.”
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wtf lol
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+Jenn C +kaaren kaaren I think you both binge-watch shows. here's some to keep in mind, and how long they'll last.
 
Time flies when you're binge-watching.

One of the graphics is below, but there are two more with other great shows, like 24, Game of Thrones, and Walking Dead at the links in our post: http://lifehacker.com/inforgraphics-show-how-long-it-takes-to-binge-watch-81-1695391121
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We had a coworker goodbye lunch at Hawi Ethiopian restaurant today. Three of us split this vegetarian combo platter. 
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Eva- how's Marilyn? 
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I posted on LJ about my current health issues, and trip to the ER.
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They don't know where it came from. It appears to be 10x7x2cm in size, which is much larger than I was expecting.

My PCP feels it's consistent with a Bakers Cyst rupturing, and that also would explain why my knee has returned to normal extents of motion (it is no longer being limited by the cyst).
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I wish I could make it down to DC for this exhibit.
... Events · Exhibitions · Collections · Research · Support · Explore & Learn · Connect · Sitemap · About · Visit · Events · Exhibitions · Collections · Research · Support · Explore & Learn · Connect · AidSpace Blog · Home; / Behind The Scenes /; Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet Now on Display ...
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Oooh!
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My set-top box sucks. Anyone have a suggestion for something better (and relatively inexpensive)? Anyone have experience with Chromecast devices or similar?

I got a SONY BluRay player that does streaming video. We don't watch BluRay disks, but we do watch NetFlix, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, and a couple of other services. 

My problem with the SONY box is multifold: It doesn't remember our service details; rather it fetches them from SONY's servers. When they go down, we are cut off. SONY adds new services all the time, but doesn't provide a way for me to remove them, so when I want to watch YouTube I have to scroll past lots of services I never use and don't want. I have been unable to get it to handle DLNA reliably, and can't remove old DLNA servers it has detected, but no longer exist, especially in favor of new DLNA servers on the same hardware.

I guess what I want is a small HTPC-like device that can stream what I want to stream and keeps a small amount of data locally. I don't need something with TBs of storage that can do everything, unless it's fairly cheap.

Chromecasts seem like a good option for all my needs, but Amazon doesn't play nicely with them (without workarounds). Any other similar option?
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i like my roku. and i hear the amazon fire is fairly good esp (esp if you have prime)
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Last night at Ithaca Generator Game Night I mentioned to Marty and company that I had recently seen a video which claimed that while riffle shuffling will thoroughly mix a deck of cards in 7 shuffles, overhand shuffling takes over 10,000 shuffles to do the same. I've attached the video.

It links to two papers, one from 1998, http://projecteuclid.org/download/pdf_1/euclid.aoap/1177005705 which discusses the riffle shuffles, and one from 2006 http://arxiv.org/pdf/math/0501401.pdf which discusses overhand shuffles.

I wonder how popular I'd be at a MtG competition if I sat across from a player with a deck of 60 prinstine, unbent cards in sleeves, overhand shuffling them to protect them, and then I called over the TD, showed them the papers, and said I'm gonna need to riffle-shuffle his deck at least 8 times to ensure they were properly randomized. I can't wait for even 10000 overhand shuffles.
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We tried to hike the Taughannock Falls today, but the gorge trail was closed due to hazardous conditions. So we went to the overlook instead.

The base of the falls was full of ice and snow. Keep in mind that normally the falls are taller than Niagara Falls, so the pile of ice St the base in this photo is probably over 100 feet (30 m) tall. The footbridge has one end completely buried. No wonder that the trail is closed. 
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Uh yeah. Glad you didn't. Spring is better.
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