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Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ
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Horrifying.... simply horrifying.

First person video of the avalanche hitting the Everest Basecamp. At least 22 people died... the absolute power is... well... horrifying.
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+Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ I'm sure you will but remember them in your mass tomorrow morning, father.
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In my fever dream, I imagine an alternate universe in which Comcast needs to call to cancel their attempted merger with Time-Warner cable. 

In that alternate universe, Comcast would first have to speak with a "Deal Cancellation Specialist" who, in my mind, could be none other than +Ryan Block (http://consumerist.com/2014/07/14/comcast-demands-an-explanation-before-agreeing-to-cancel-your-account/)

It would go a little something like this...
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Comcast:  We’d like to cancel the deal please…

Ryan: Help me understand why you don’t want to be moar internet.

Comcast: Help me understand why you can’t just cancel the deal.

Ryan: I’m trying to help you. You’re not letting me help you you.

Comcast:  You can help me by cancelling the deal

Ryan:  How is that helping you?

Comcast: Because that’s what I want.

Ryan: Why is that what you want?

Comcast: Because that’s what I want.

Ryan: There has to be some sort of reason behind it…. We just want to find out what it is that’s causing a deal that's been in the works for 18 months to just fall through.

Comcast: That’s none of your business. Your business is to cancel the deal.

Ryan: If we don’t know why the deal is being cancelled, how can we make this a better experience for you next time?

Comcast: That’s a fantastic question and something that you can hire a firm to figure out. … Can you cancel the deal by phone? Yes or no?

Ryan: Why don’t you want this deal? You’re not interested in pwning ALL the Internets?

Comcast: Are you capable of cancelling the deal?

Ryan: It’s something we can do.

Comcast: I would appreciate you now doing that. Please proceed in cancelling the deal…

Ryan: Why don’t you want an even bigger monopoly? You don't want to swim in a pool of money like Scrooge McDuck?

Comcast: Is this a joke? Are you punking us right now?

Ryan: I’m terribly sorry it feels to you like I’m trying to punk you. I’m just trying to help you out and get some information. We’ll just bypass all this information. I’ll go ahead and cancel the deal. It’s really a shame to see you go after spending millions on "grassroots campaigns" and love letters from politicians. No one else can guarantee all the things like this deal can. I can get you more than 40% of the subscribers in the United States, eventually giving your customers 5x fewer choices in broadband. I can help you pimp-slap the American consumer like Tyrion going off on Joffrey. Speaking of Joffrey, who cares! Because once you own all the pipes, nobody will see HBO unless you allow it! what about those services are you not wanting?

Comcast: Are you done? You literally just a moment ago said you’d go ahead and cancel the deal and that’s what we’re going to need to do.

Ryan: We’re going through that process. I’m just asking some questions…

Comcast: Can you tell me how much longer it’s going to take?

Ryan: It’s going to take a couple more minutes here. What about the deal is making you want to change?

Comcast: I’m good. I’m just going to wait until you can confirm that you’ve canceled the deal.

Ryan: Well you’re all set. You know what, it’s cancelled. I’m really sorry to see you go to some other deal that can’t give you what we can. But I’d like to thank you for being part of the biggest attempted scam of the American consumer in recent memory. Have a wonderful day.
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I wonder what happened to that CSR. I'm the long term?
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This makes me so happy. :)

Keep chewing, little doge!
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Yep..
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"Know How" got its moment of recognition in the tease for "The New Screen Savers"

#Quadfather  
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Have got to get my Tivo recording of podcasts back:(
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Goodnight Know It Alls...

Just remember... +Bryan Burnett is watching you. 
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He looks like the creepy doll in the back on that ride "It's a Small World" at disneyland , Lol ! cranky_hippo / Creepy_hippo #props
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I was trying to make custom firmware for the KK2.1.5 FC that would allow for "auto-loops" at the touch of a button, but I don't think my code is quite ready for a "Know How" segment.

Truth be told, I think my code actually works... but I got nervous because the first loop looked odd. I think I interfered with the second loop with some panic-stick and it got caught in an unresolvable logic loop that finished with a controlled flight into terrain.

But hey... I WILL finish this firmware and make it available for anybody who wants to flip their FPV250 as easy as a Syma. :)
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I was almost gonna say it looked fine, and then I saw it crash to the ground. That's what spares are for. 
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Rest well, Dutch. 
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I'm sorry for your loss
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Have him in circles
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Awwwwwww.... Look! Pizza doge has a brother!
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I'm a long time Dad to many beagles. So, I love this. ☺
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How does he... what just... but his legs.... just... 

Daaaaaaaaaaamn!
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+Fr. Robert Ballecer, SJ i can put my legs overmy head and run on my arms
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Oh.... how is this not yet posted in this community?

Fasten your mouse pads... The (NEW) Screen Savers are BACK!
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Just watched the ten year anniversary of twit. You guys rock
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Ultimate Selfie Stick: NAB 2015
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Walk softly, and carry a big (selfie) stick.
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Somebody in the house is playing "Hungry like a Wolf" on the Rock Band drum kit (Expert Level)
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Hahaha. Good doggy!
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I'm an over 9000 uberGeek, a TWiT network host, the director of National Vocation Promotion for the Jesuits, and a closet superhero sidekick.
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  • TWiT.tv
    Host, 2012 - present
    I host "This Week in Enterprise Tech" and co-host "Know How" with Iyaz Akhtar.
  • The Jesuit Conference
    National Director of Vocation Promotion, 2009 - 2013
  • TheTechStop.net
    Producer/Editor, 2007 - 2012
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