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A few months ago I decided to actually stick to an ab exercise routine. Nothing fancy, just something consistent. My first day I measured the max sit-ups I could do, 15. Now, a few months later my max is 81. Two observations:

1) The last sit-up is still the hardest one.

2) The one after the last one, the one I can't do YET, is still my favorite. I will catch it.
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I just finished a 30 day ab challenge where the first 10 on day one felt the same way. I timed myself today at 43 in a minute. 
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Looking forward to this being over-the-counter or at least outpatient.
 
Stem cell therapies capable of regenerating any human tissue damaged by injury, disease or ageing could be available within a few years, following landmark research.
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I think the people who run HP Enterprise support have heavily shorted HP stock. It is the only theory I have for why support from a company would be this bad.
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I would cheer a sport team called the tardigrades.
 
Tardigrade brought back to life after being frozen for thirty years
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Is the old myth true? 
A common myth holds that daddy longlegs are extremely poisonous, but that their fangs can't penetrate human skin. Is it true?
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Germany gives green light to bicycle highways - It's every cyclist's dream: no red lights, no trucks, just a clear, smooth lane to zoom down with the wind in your face. Welcome to Germany's first bicycle Autobahn.
It's every cyclist's dream: no red lights, no trucks, just a clear, smooth lane to zoom down with the wind in your face. Welcome to Germany's first bicycle Autobahn.
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When I see this on a website:

"Please Note: Do not use the "Forward" or "Back" buttons on your web browser to navigate through this site."

I read it as

"Please Note: This website was developed by retarded baboons who deny reality on an ongoing basis. Do not be surprised that it does not work and you find yourself extremely frustrated trying to use it."
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I've been using this on Linux (Fedora and CentOS) and my Macs and have been pretty happy with it. According to the link it's free for the next 72 hours, if you are looking for a drive client for Mac, this one works pretty well.

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The tardigrade creed. Via A Science Enthusiast and http://www.sarahmckayart.com/
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Brilliantly simple.

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This is what is wrong with law enforcement in America.
Robert and Addie Harte had to spend $25,000 to find out why a SWAT team mistakenly raided their home.
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To Scale: The Solar System
Video Credit & Copyright: Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap151225.html

Want to build a scale model Solar System? A blue marble 1.4 centimeters (about half an inch) across would be a good choice for a scale model Earth. Since the Sun is 109 times the diameter of Earth, a 1.5 meter diameter balloon could represent the Sun. But the distance between the Earth and Sun, 150 million kilometers, would translate to just under 180 meters (590 feet) at the same scale. That would mean the completed project, including the orbits of the outer planets, is probably not going to fit in your backyard. Still, you might find enough room on a dry lakebed. Check out this video for an inspirational road trip through the Solar System to scale.
2015 December 25
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Doing it the hard way, since 1967.
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I was sent to earth to discover what makes humanity tick. Turns out humanity isn't so much a clock as it is a bunch of cannibalistic parasites. Even real ticks don't bite other ticks, you disgusting morons. 

Having been thoroughly befuddled by my original purpose here, to the point of wondering why I am here at all, I'm left wandering the world as a rogue linux system administrator. Days pass quietly as I bring order to cluster after cluster, tame wild schedulers and do my very best to make sure that no scientist lacks the CPU cycles they need. Shunned by my own kind for spurning devops practices, ITIL, the Cloud and open plan workspaces, I skirt the edges of system administration, darting from shadow to shadow, occasionally lobbing a technically correct but seriously unpopular rock into the crowd.

Basically I'm a bastard. But if you are doing work in the life sciences and have a cluster with no one to run it, I am the bastard you seek.
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I once provisioned over 1300 nodes from a single provisioning server in under 10 minutes, including POST. I often use cat when it isn't necessary, simply because I like cat. I've been known to backspace over a perfectly acceptable grep command and replace it with an equivalent awk command for no apparent reason. I can pick up things with my monkey-like toes, but am too inflexible to lift them high enough to make this a useful skill.
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