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Granny rolls up on a guy beatboxing and then gets down
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Yeah I'm pretty sure if I saw that I'd go get down too +Angel Wedge !
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J.K. Rowling shuts p0wns Westboro Baptist Church with magical tweet
Rowling originally tweeted the vote was "extraordinary and wonderful," and then quickly proposed that Albus Dumbledore, the gay headmaster of Hogwarts, could now marry Gandalf, from the Lord of the Rings franchise, in Ireland.

Westboro Baptist Church of course didn't like this and tweeted at her... her reply is awesome. 

#MarriageEquality   #GayMarriage   #Ireland    #LBGT  
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Another day... another Facebook privacy issue
With a simple Chrome extension that grabs location data from Facebook Messenger you can rapidly plot your friends’ locations on a map.

The data is retrieved from messages sent with location sharing enabled. That usually means from mobile devices, as it’s on by default in the iOS and Android apps.

Due to overwhelming response (/outrage) to the extension the developers mapping API limit was hit... so while it'll still show the people, the map won't display. Unless you get it from github and use your own API key.... which I did... and I was able to pull location information for an alarming number of friends on Facebook. I'm talking like tracking them from work, to home, to a shopping center, etc. 

Facebook just emits the the latitude and longitude attached to messages right to your browser. Why? Who knows... Facebook Messenger for mobile shares location data like this by default, without making it clear what that actually means.

Don't want Facebook sharing your location anymore?
* Android: Open the Messenger app -> tap the menu icon -> Settings > Location Services and uncheck the box that enables location services for the app

* iOS: Open Settings > Location Services and turn location off for Facebook Messenger.

+CNET has a good breakdown of how to do all of this:

The Chrome extension can be found here:

The blog post by the developer can be found here:

Does this count as #ThrowBackThursday  or #TBT  post since Facebook just keeps on fucking up privacy issues?
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Charter and Time Warner Cable agree on $55 billion merger
Charter said that the deal would result in "faster broadband speeds" and "more competition for consumers and business," even though there would be fewer players in the market.

Meanwhile the rest of us wonder how exactly it will increase competition when we only have the option of one cable provider where we live. 
Time Warner Cable (TWC) has leaped into the arms Charter Communications in a merger valued at $55 billion, confirming previous rumors. That's considerabl
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Hopefully this is vapor wear or DOA when it goes to the FTC/DOJ just like the Comcast merger.
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I heard Dick's Liquor makes you feel good.
The name of this store is ill-advised.
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      There is a liquor store with the same name by me in NJ. Except they call it Dix Liquors.
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My parallel parking skills are unparalleled

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That's a half decent parking job he didn't even touch the curb
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An Atheist, Two Pastors, and Sean Hannity Discussed Religious Freedom
Typical Fox... the discussion is supposed to be about how 

* The atheist (Silverman) tries to speak and is continuously talked over.

* There's a box across the bottom of the screen stating "Christianity Under Attack".

* Pastor Rodriguez claims this issue is about bigotry. Bigotry against Christians.

* Pastor Jeffress goes on to proclaim that Silverman only believes in freedom of religion as long as it’s in the privacy of their own home or place of worship. Hilariously, and what should be very important to the Christians is that own God told them to do exactly that: 

“When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners [a]so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.

- Mathew 6:5-6
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Fox News spent less than 2 minutes covering the Dugger story
Because why talk about a Christian committing actual crimes when they can focus on fake persecution stories instead?

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Facebook scam alert
If you see a message posted in response to one of your messages on Facebook from an account called “Facebook recovery,” don't click it. It's just the latest Facebook scam... this one ends up asking for your credit card details. 

We've seen several "Facebook recovery" accounts on Facebook, some of them sharing a shortened URL masking a phishing page, asking credentials and payment details. Some of them were even offering technical support services.
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                            .........and yet another reason I'm not on façadebook.

                                       ....and if you look later on Paul's G+ feed, you'll see more.    ¬_¬
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Uh... +ThinkGeek selling out to HotTopic
Seriously... words I never thought I'd hear.
Mall-based retailer will buy Geeknet for $122 million in cash and stock.
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Now we know its the end of times....
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Eagle flight from the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, in Dubai
First... yes Dubai has eagles (though I don't know if this one is from there). Second, when it folds it's wings and drops like a brick it's insanely cool. 

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Fight like a girl
Germaine Yeap is a renowned Muay Thai championship fighter, but to the unlucky employees at one Malaysian gym, she was just another wimpy nerd hopelessly trying to bulk up. They had no idea who she was, and after watching her feebly hit a punching bag, why should they?

Yeap spared with one of the trainers, who told her, “I don’t think you’ll hurt me; it’ll be safe,” while another added, “Don’t be scared. It’s not salsa.” Finally, after being fake-knocked down, the real Yeap came out, and she went to town on that poor guy. His ego never stood a chance.

“Do you need a break?”  LOL

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Not a good prank to play on someone who is not deserving it.
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Meditating, Parkour, SEO, Social Media, Tae Kwon Do, Citong Shaolin Kung Fu
  • Geek Extraordinaire
  • IBM
    Senior Application Architect, 2011
    Social Media Writer, 2011 - 2011
  • NaviSys
    Web Developer, 2004 - 2006
  • Genelco
    Application Architect, 1997 - 2004
  • Wave Technologies
    Developer of Internet Technologies, 1996 - 1997
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Secret base on the moon - Arnold, Mo. - Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Paul Spoerry is a father, coder, life-experimenter.A reincarnated disco king searching for his long lost leisure suit. SEO nerd, Wordpress fan, gadget geek, SQL stud, and coder. I also meditate and do Parkour.

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My name is Paul Spoerry ( 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 IBM developing web enabled insurance applications.  I blog at, tweet @PaulSpoerry, and develop for The

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Geek Extraordinaire - Obsessed with new technology, gadgets, SEO, social media, marketing. I'm passionate about Android, Google, Wordpress, meditation, running, electronic music, and random funny crap on the intertubes. I also tweet via @PaulSpoerry and post on my blog

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I competed in the Junior Olympics and hung out with Chuck Norris. YES... THAT Church Norris; everything you read on the web about him is true.
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