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I freakin' HATE Windows' Retro (formerly known as "Metro") user interface!

HTF am I supposed to change my password?  I'm connected to the network through SonicWall and am RDP'ing to a 2012 server so I can change my PW, and it tells me to hit Alt+Ctrl+Del?  yeah, that'll work greeeaaat since that keystroke does NOT go through the RDP client.

Now What?  And without a start menu, I can't get to the familiar tools.  Ah great!  Now my VPN just went down!

I guess I'll go log onto a 2003 server.
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the magic of #physics - magnet slows down as it falls thru copper pipe :)

The moving magnet creates eddy currents in the copper that cause a counter force, slowing down the magnet. An eddy current (also known as Foucault current) is an electrical phenomenon discovered by French physicist Léon Foucault in 1851. It is caused when a conductor is exposed to a changing magnetic field due to relative motion of the field source and conductor; or due to variations of the field with time. This can cause a circulating flow of electrons, or a current, within the body of the conductor. These circulating eddies of current create induced magnetic fields that oppose the change of the original magnetic field due to Lenz's law, causing repulsive or drag forces between the conductor and the magnet. The stronger the applied magnetic field, or the greater the electrical conductivity of the conductor, or the faster the field that the conductor is exposed to changes, then the greater the currents that are developed and the greater the opposing field. 

I guess we would benefit a lot if we have more physics majors :).  

Science will allow us to bring what is thought of as sci-fi or magic into the everyday reality, things like curing aging or eternal youth, telepathy, teleportation, shapeshifting, physical #immortality , world peace as explained in the tech-filled videos at  https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/URSW7eeNhhf (some videos feature the Google Director of Engineering who talks about Physical Immortality often). 
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Hear what one environmentalist says about it...
 
Enough of the recycling mantras. Celebrate this #EarthDay by recognizing our achievements through industrialization! http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/stossel/index.html#/v/3481291294001
Stossel on Fox Business Network - follow John Stossel Thursdays at 9pm ET on while he highlights the current consumer issues with a Libertarian point of view. Stossel gives it to you straight!
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LOL!  WOW!  And to think, this passed through multiple levels of people approving it and not ONE of them saw the totally, brutally bad mistake?
 
Anyone who has taken a basic NRA class or indeed, knows anything about firearms can tell you exactly what is wrong with this picture...

Yep. The bullet is the projectile, the casing does not come out of the barrel. Uneducated people trying to tell you stuff... not clever.
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You think they are ashamed of their ignorance? They see it as a mark of higher intelligence when the attempt to control something. They can't bother to learn anything about it. It would get their hands dirty.
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I'm gunna have to try this!
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Great and simple animations of how engines work.
 
Ever wonder how engines work? Click on an engine image and watch it work.

Thanks to +Gary Ray R for finding this.


#engines  #animations 
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Hear what one environmentalist says about it...
 
Enough of the recycling mantras. Celebrate this #EarthDay by recognizing our achievements through industrialization! http://www.foxbusiness.com/on-air/stossel/index.html#/v/3481291294001
Stossel on Fox Business Network - follow John Stossel Thursdays at 9pm ET on while he highlights the current consumer issues with a Libertarian point of view. Stossel gives it to you straight!
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Way too cool!  I thought that Google's post shot lens blur was an underkill feature of what they're actually doing (generating a 3D map of your environment).  I'm confident we're only seeing the beginning of some really cool things that can be done with this.
 
Depthy turns Lens Blur shots into parallax images
http://goo.gl/1EWkuv

Depthy is a tool that uses the depth map in Lens Blur shots to add a parallax effect to your images.
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No i got the zip from github
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I design and write software as both a hobby and a profession. I write about what I love to do on my blog and here. I value my privacy and that of my family emensely which is why you won't see a lot about my personal life here. This is an interactive outlet for my blog and for me to help people solve their technology problems in a more interactive and personal way than is possible with just the blog. Google just doesn't get it.
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Programming is my passion.  My current side project is building GUI front ends to many of the Linux command line utilities.  The die hards may hate me for it, but the non-geeks will appreciate it.

I cut my binary teeth on 8-bit 6502 CPUs and have been heavily involved in software development ever since.  My true love in this field is getting under the hood and programming directly on the metal, though, that's impractical for most things today.

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I've had no major problems at this store, but their credit card is now useless... Best Buy transitioned their RewardZone cards over to Citi, who is so woefully incompetent that: 1. They don't have the ability to download transactions into Quicken. 2. They still give the long ago dead QIF file format, which CANNOT be imported into a credit card account in Quicken. 3. Their "spreadsheet" download is just a text file (tab delimited) with a ".xls" file extension... NOT a spreadsheet file... NOT an Excel file... NOT an actual XLS files. It's been this way since August of 2013. Every time I call, they say they're "thinking" about adding Quicken support. OK, so I'm NOT thinking about manually entering all of these transactions, but I AM thinking about canceling this card. At least my HHGregg card account can download into Quicken.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
I've had no problems at this store, but their credit card is now useless... Best Buy transitioned their RewardZone cards over to Citi, who is so woefully incompetent that: 1. They don't have the ability to download transactions into Quicken. 2. They still give the long ago dead QIF file format, which CANNOT be imported into a credit card account in Quicken. 3. Their "spreadsheet" download is just a text file (tab delimited) with a ".xls" file extension... NOT a spreadsheet file... NOT an Excel file... NOT an actual XLS files. It's been this way since August of 2013. Every time I call, they say they're "thinking" about adding Quicken support. OK, so I'm NOT thinking about manually entering all of these transactions, but I AM thinking about canceling this card. At least my HHGregg card account can download into Quicken.
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Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
This was a pretty cool place to visit. It's where the old Dinosaur Museum used to be that was a waste of time and money. This place is much nicer and there's a LOT to see here. We bought a VIP pass to go up to the observation deck. I'm not sure if I'd recommend the VIP, but it wasn't bad.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
My son loves it. I like the food. The staff is nice and will make a pizza to your order for the buffet. BUT today there were very dirty plates in the "clean" plate stack. Also, the salt and pepper and cheese and hot pepper shakers were greasy and dirty.
Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Very good
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
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This place is now a pile of rubble. Completely demolished.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
Pizza was really good. Prices were decent. Restaurant was clean and nice on the inside. Our waitress was nice, pleasant, and helpful. It's been here for 5 years or so, but I only discovered it today. We got the deep dish pepperoni pizza with Parmesan crust. Although deep dish doesn't really have crust, so they added Parmesan cheese around the edges. We'll take the kids there soon.
Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
$5 for a large, 1 topping pizza. You can't beat that price anywhere. Pick up only though. Now they've got deep dish pizza and it's really really good. I fed a whole den of Cub Scouts and their parents and a few siblings for $50, and had plenty of pizza left over. $50 = 10 large pizzas!
Food: Very goodDecor: GoodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago