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Great article from former USS Iowa crew  member Sean Gallagher as he recently toured the ship for +Ars Technica .  There are a lot of pictures of the ship from Sean's time aboard in the 1980s as well as in her current role.

+Nate Graham +David Canfield +Rod Jobs +Battleship USS Iowa  #ussiowa   #bb61   #battleship   #navy   #usn  
Ars' resident former Iowa crewmember gets to revisit his old ship's less-visited corners.
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We are in the process of remodeling our kitchen, part of our plan involves putting cabinets and a countertop along a wall that used to be bare.  To make all the cabinets fit we ended up having a small section of wall that would be inaccessible.  We needed to build a small void space to everything would look right.  We decided to have a little fin and leave a little something for whoever ends up opening up that void space at some point in the future.

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Some poor workman in the future
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Can't support Carly Fiorina even if she's the closest thing to a moderate Republican in the mix right now.  Not sure how running successful businesses into the ground and losing Senate races makes one qualified to be President.

In any case I figure +David Canfield might appreciate this.
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina just announced that she’s running for president, gunning for the GOP presidential bid along with Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and Ted Cruz. But it looks like she forgot to register her domain names before jumping into the political arena. Whoops.
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+Tove Aitchison +Pam Aitchison Never mind that Nexus 6.
LG's G4 features one of the best integrated cameras currently on the market and the South Korean company has chosen a tried and tested way to showcase its capabilities. Earlier today, LG Electronic...
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This months AT&T Bill just came, lost my amazing AT&T Employee discount so my bill went from $97 to $160.  That's way to pricey so I just signed up for the +T-Mobile Test Drive, going to see if their network coverage has improved since I left them for AT&T 2 years ago.  I'm not hopeful but I figure it's worth a shot.

The #testdrive  program is great and all but it's very frustrating that they only offer an iPhone, they need to offer an Android phone or even better, a SIM only option.  As it is I will need to buy a nano-SIM adapter so I can put it in my spare S4.

If the T-Mobile network doesn't have acceptable coverage I'll be switching to +Cricket Wireless before the next AT&T bill.

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Yeah at least for me I have plenty of stores around so returning the iPhone will be easy.

When I was last with +T-Mobile it was when their (actual) 4G network was in it's infancy but most of the time I considered myself lucky to a reliable EDGE connection.  If you use +Foursquare and check in everywhere you go it's mighty annoying if you pull your phone out in the middle of suburbia and have no signal.
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+The Last Man On Earth​ is a such a great premise but the over the top forced awkwardness makes it painful to watch.
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Here's an interesting story from my news feed.  There's a guy in Iowa who creates amazing models and artwork out of matchsticks.  Including a fantastic looking model of USS Iowa (in her #WWII  configuration).

#battleship   #bb61   #navy   #usn   #ussiowa

+Nate Graham +David Canfield +Battleship USS Iowa
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wow!
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Craziness, a LAUSD school bus just crashed into a storefront in Northridge, CA.

No students were onboard and the driver was unhurt. There is a fire station less than 1000 feet away so the fire department was on the scene very quickly.
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All set to wire up the new stereo I bought from +Crutchfield​ for my Mazda3.

Too bad Crutchfield's installation kit doesn't work, the wiring harness adapter is missing (at least one) pin I need to connect the steering wheel controls adapter.

Their tech support is closed right now but I hope they have a solution tomorrow because the only option I can see is to cut the factory wiring harness and I'll send this whole thing back before I do that.
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That's why I went with Crutchfield, it's supposed to be easy and foolproof.

What they are doing is sending me another wiring harness adapter, I'm going to cannibalize it, taking pins out of it to make the one I have complete.
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Very annoying that +Harbor Freight Tools (OFFICIAL)  has turned off the contactless payment functionality in their payment terminals (installed just last year) forcing me to use an insecure credit card instead of +Google Wallet  .

You'd think that Harbor Freight would be rushing to use more secure payment methods after their data breach in 2013 exposed customers credit card data (luckily I was not caught up in that one like I was in the Home Depot breach).  - http://www.bankinfosecurity.com/new-retail-breach-reported-a-5927

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Here are the photos I took yesterday, sorry some of them seem to be a bit blurry.
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Brilliant help -- thank you so much for the photos, and for your great volunteer work, telling the Navy story!!!
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For a week or so after I caught +H&R Block employees putting illegal bandit signs out in West Hills, CA the area was thankfully clear of this particular blight.  Looks like they have decided to try again.
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West Hills, CA
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Portland, OR - Sherman Oaks, CA - Saugus, CA - Northridge, CA
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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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February 25, 1970
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