I'm cracking up... and frightened... and cracking up.
All aboard the crazy train!!!!! Colbert sums up her singing best, "It’s like Disney gave the wicked stepmother her own song."
"Everything Trump says is straight out of a rapper’s play book. He brags about his money, he’s disrespectful to women, and there’s always fights at his concerts," correspondent Ray Wood told Trevor Noah.
"For two minutes and thirty nine seconds, everybody at NSA just stopped working." - Edward Snowden
Aside from the kinda weird Snowden impression it looks pretty good. It's directed by Oliver Stone so like much of his catalog a dash of salt may be required. It'll cover Snowden's life, from serving in the Army Reserve to... well we all know what happens.
People aren’t sharing as much about their personal lives on Facebook as they used to, and so the company is reportedly hoping the launch of a new camera app will help solve that problem.
Also breaking news... all phones already have camera apps that will share to Facebook.
It's all in good fun... and hilarious. The Invictus Games are an international Paralympic-style multi-sport event, created by Prince Harry, in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans take part in sports including Wheelchair basketball, Sitting volleyball and Indoor rowing.
OK technically it's 'Exit' with producer Jean-Michel Jarre. Snowden’s contribution to the track is essentially a short monologue about surveillance and his blessing for the song. The video is what you'd expect... a montage of clips depicting snooping, security paraphernalia and hackers cracking uncrackable networks in dimly-lit rooms.
Put your moral aside for a second and think strictly from a medical perspective. The people who... know about this shit... gynecologists and what not know the facts. Gving birth leads to many more complications than an abortion. In fact, for every 100,000 live births in the US, nearly nine women died. Per every 100,000 abortions, 0.6 women died, according to the same study (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22270271). So seriously... whatever moral aguments may be had, the "safety" issue... is a load of bullshit.
The FCC and Justice Department approved the $78 billion deal today. So... on one hand I suppose we can say "nicely done..." as the FCC will ban Charter Communications from imposing usage-based prices, impose data caps or from charging interconnection fees as part of the merger (as in they can't charge Hulu or Netflix extra just because they send tons of traffic to end users. On the flip side... WHY did this need to happen? Now we're consolidating into even LESS options? I can't think of a single thing about this that serves the public interest.
The CES letters was his attempt to point out logical missteps in the faith. It asked tough questions about the Church’s history. He simply wanted answers to (if you read them... pretty legit IMO) to the questions he posed. Instead, church leaders began proceedings to excommunicate him for daring to ask difficult questions.
I guess he beat them to the punch... he's officially left on his own.
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My name is Paul Spoerry (http://www.PaulSpoerry.com) and I was fortunate enough to have a father who recognized that a computer would be a “good investment for his children’s future”. To his dismay the investment he spent a good deal of the family savings on wouldn't work when he brought it home. I begged him to let me play with it, but he always brushed me off (would you let a little kid play with a $5,000+ piece of hardware you’re struggling to make work?). After having several people out to diagnose the machine, each unable to fix it, he finally turned to me and said “well, you can’t break it any more than it already is” and walked out of the room frustrated. When he returned a few hours later the room was littered with components… I had his “investment” in pieces. I’m surprised I survived that day because I saw his face turn several shades of red in rapid succession. He walked out of the room… I’m not sure if it was because he was going to cry, or because he feared he might kill me after seeing what I’d just done. Several hours later he returned again, presumably to dole out my punishment. When he walked in the room this time it was no longer in disarray. The box was put back together, the OS was booted, and I sat there with the soft glow of the monitor highlighting a giant smile on my face. All he said as he walked out was “that’s yours now”.
That moment solidified my passion for technology. I've had very little “formal” training. I grew up hiding my inner geek, secretly tinkering with beige boxes that no one around me understood. I’d go to school, wrap up soccer or Tae Kwon Do practice, and then spend my nights dialing out (ok yes, sometimes wardialing) to BBS’s – seeking out other geeks and as much information as I could get my hands on. Sadly, my passion was discouraged at every turn by the education system… from Junior High all the way through college I was told my math skills weren't strong enough to work in computers. I eventually pursued a degree in Philosophy; but dropped out when I realized that would require a boatload more school (which I already didn't really care for) and all I’d be able to do with it was teach Philosophy.
As luck would have it I was really good at telemarketing (worst.job.ever…. you’re rejected for hours on end, it’s seriously a psychologically difficult job, but the money was good). This was fortunate because while on one of the thousands of calls made, I managed to social engineer my way into an interview at a technology training company. The rest is history because that call turned my passion into my career.
I now have a utility belt full of programming languages (like Batman but for coding). I'm into Local SEO, Lead Generation, Affiliate Sales, Email Marketing and promotions. I have a database of all my knowledge on databases; it has indexes on key elements and filegroups separated across different RAID arrays – performance baby. I'm a keywording SEO junkie fascinated by the new influence of Social Media / Social Networking / Engager. I practice code fu. Oh, I've also done actual Kung Fu - Citong Shaolin Kung Fu. I’ve done martial arts for a large majority of my life. I studied Tae Kwon Do for 15 years; earning a black belt and eventually worked hard enough to earn a gold medal in the Junior Olympics. I meditate daily and find mindfulness meditation has brought a quality of presence to my life that is amazing.
I’m the proud father of a fantastic little boy. He’s incredibly smart, both intellectually (he’s in the gifted program at his school) and emotionally. When he’s with me we wrestle, play Xbox, and go for adventures with NERF guns in the woods behind our house. I’m his father, but he’s perhaps the greatest teacher I've ever had. I have a fantastic woman in my life; she’s full of more energy than I could possibly explain (no seriously, the woman can talk like you wouldn't believe). She’s deep, compassionate, and full of life. The three of us do Parkour together (free running) every week. It's an amazing, challenging, and rewarding thing to put your body in motion and challenge yourself to tackle new things or refine existing things every week.
I’m an Android enthusiast… that means that I break my phone often tweaking and overclocking it (note to self: remember to NAND backup first!). My youth was spent spending time doing martial arts or sitting with my mom while my sister did dance lessons. While I never took lessons, I love to dance; it’s when I feel most free. The rapidly shifting landscape of social media is my latest fascination born from IT.
I'm active on EmpireAvenue and enjoy the community, engagement, and the fun of the social stock market.
I code. I run. I love. I meditate. I dance.
I've been known to remodel airports on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I manage my time efficiently, I write award-winning opera, and translate ethnic slurs for North Korean refugees.
Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. Thanks to my ginger playmate I know the exact location of every food item in the grocery store (yes, including real butter). With this knowledge I plot my shopping list on my smartphone for maximum efficiency. I've performed several covert ops for the CIA, the details of which I cannot share or I'd be forced to kill you. While on vacation in Belize, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery.
I pay all my bills as they arrive and always on-time. I have a gold medal in full-contact origami. In college I discovered the meaning of life. Sadly, I forgot to write it down. I breed prizewinning shrimp and enjoy books... they are like the Internet but made of trees. I ponder who is smarter, Jesus or Buddha, in terms of not letting himself get crucified. No, this last part is not all original but has been modified to fit me and is hilarious.
I currently work for Concentrix developing web enabled insurance applications (formerly with IBM). I blog at PaulSpoerry.com, tweet @PaulSpoerry, and develop for The LittleBigFund.org. I do side gigs via http://Enhanc3.com.
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