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Here's a video from my news feed, about 30 minutes long, showing a special access tour of the +Battleship USS Iowa Museum. Goes into lots of areas that are not accessible to most visitors.
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Obviously many people are trying to blame the guy in front.

The guy in front had JUST PASSED the semi with the dashcam and there were cars coming up the onramp trying to merge.  It wasn't yet safe for him to get back into the right lane.

Also if we assume that the semi was driving 55 (typical speed limit for trucks) that means the passing guy was doing at least 65, not exactly speedy gonzales but not your typical left lane hogging behavior either.  Also I point out again he had just passed a semi.

Tailgater was driving with <1 carlength at at least 65MPH on a road with a decent amount of traffic.  Also doesn't help that he's in a truck with terrible handling characteristics.

Also the guy in front didn't "slam on his brakes"  There's no noticeable front end dip or other evidence of significant braking activity, that looks like a Ford Edge which has a 60-0 distance of just 120 feet so you'd know if he was really on the brakes.  It seems obvious that he just tapped the brakes to flash his brake lights to get the guy in back to back off.

Sure the guy in front probably should have just ignored the tailgater until he could safely get back over but I'd put the fault for this to maybe 5% with 95% of the fault to the tailgater.

tl;dr Dude reaped what he sowed.
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Really +Toyota USA?  I was almost excited to learn that you were killing off the +Scion brand, not because I ever cared about Scion but because it meant that the GT86 would be (obviously) badged properly here in the U.S.

Now I learn that inexplicably you are keeping the (beyond) meaningless FR-S badge?  Why?

+David Aitchison 

via +Jalopnik 
What an eventful day we’ve had mourning... well, discussing the death of the Scion brand! Then again, the Scions themselves aren’t really dying, they’re just getting absorbed into the Toyota brand. But what will we call them?
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How to know if you've been playing too much (or maybe the right amount) of #fallout4.

My sister in law and her husband have been clearing out the garage for her husband's father. He's getting on in years and lives with them in Reno so the house in Van Nuys was put up for sale. The man was a vacuum repairman for most of his long professional life and he collected a huge amount of stuff over the decades.

I stopped by the house this past weekend and noticed in a pile of rubble a hot plate that looked exactly like the hot plates you collect and scrap for your settlements in Fallout 4. Looking around some more I found a lot more stuff that looks like it was ripped right out of the game including a desk fan (that weighed like 15lbs in reality) and a great fire extinguisher.

I took pictures of my "loot haul" and of other stuff in the garage. I think there was enough stuff in there to build a generator and 3 turrets :)

I ended up keeping the hot plate and the tin can, I wanted the desk fan but apparently that's going back to Reno. Probably just as well as the desk fan would have made me overencumbered ;)

#fallout +David Aitchison +Lloyd Cualoping +Fallout
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I already posted my GoPro video of the Helo landing yesterday, here's my cell phone (shaky cam) video as well as some still photos of the approach and landing as well as the helo sitting on the deck.

+Battleship USS Iowa +Jonathan Williams +Nate Graham +David Canfield 
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Right on Robert, thanks.
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Interesting photo that came across my news feed somehow the first #Battleship  Iowa  - USS Iowa (BB-4) moored in Philadelphia in 1900.

+Nate Graham +Battleship USS Iowa 
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+Benson Leung In the past you've mentioned how the USB Type C spec precludes a single connector that supports both USB Type C and QuickCharge 2.0+

Any comment on the recently announced +LG Electronics G5 which has a USB Type C connector and supports QC 3.0?

Also in your opinion is there any valid technical reason why the USB Type C spec writers (cough +Intel cough) chose to forbid the negotiated change of Vbus when communicating with a non USB Type C device or is it as it appears that they wrote the spec specifically to exclude QC 2.0+ for anti competitive (an attempt to stifle/discourage adoption of QC) reasons?

Additionally, if QC is violating the USB spec that means it always has been so this isn't really a USB Type C issue as any device that supports QC charging via a micro-USB connector is doing the same thing that LG is doing with the G5.

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+Robert Aitchison I agree. QC does one thing well, which is high voltage charging, but USB Type-C + USB PD does so much more. USB PD may be called "Power Delivery", but that's becoming a misnomer because creates a flexible protocol that does way more than just negotiate higher voltage from a charger.

PD is also the protocol used to negotiate Alternate Modes on Type-C, enabling things like DisplayPort, HDMI, and even Thunderbolt over the Type-C plug.

USB PD + Type-C does all of this without having to take over the data lines like QC does, so you can practically have a 100W docking station monitor that allows full USB 2.0 + USB 3.1 + Display while charging the host over a single cable.
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Long truck is long.

Picked up this 2001 F-150 over the weekend, needed an extra huge vehicle because Jordan doesn't fit in the drivers seat of any of our other vehicles.

It's in great shape for it's age but I'm not looking forward to keeping the (30 gallon!) tank full.  If gas prices go back above $4/gallon it will cost more than $120 to fill the tank (eek).
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Normally I don't pay attention o things like sunrises and sunsets. This sunrise from Monday morning was just too striking to ignore.

Of course +Tove Aitchison points out the fact that my noticing and bothering to take a picture like this is proof that I'm getting old ;) I told her it's OK as long as I don't start photographing autumn leaves.
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I've never seen it explained so simply before:

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I'm told they keep luggage for the cruise ship passengers there.
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In a study that never would have been published in the U.S. the Public Health Service in England has determined that smoking e-cigarettes is 95% safer than smoking tobacco cigarettes.

As a non-smoker and non-vaper I'm ALL ABOUT e-cigarette use because it means less nasty smoke to breathe and less disgusting trash in our environment.

From +The Guardian via +Gizmodo 
Government body says vaping can make ‘significant contribution to endgame of tobacco’ and raises concerns about length of licensing process
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Old white guy from the San Fernando Valley
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  • Convert to Judaism
  • US Navy Veteran (1988-1994)
  • Motorcycle Rider
  • Gamer (Xbox 360)
  • Volunteer on USS Iowa
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This property is about average for a Hampton Inn (which is not a bad thing). Front desk was friendly and efficient. Only real complaint was the breakfast which was well below average with rubbery eggs and a sparse selection.
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