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Paul Spoerry
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.
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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Catspiracy: The ScoopFree Poop Harvesting Machine
It makes you wonder indeed....

this ad mins the interwebs.

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What Only True Star Wars Fans Know About Boba Fett
I consider myself solidly in the Fett is awesome camp... but there's stuff in here I had no idea about!

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Japanese TV show Pitagora Suitchi's Rube Goldberg Machine might be the best action movie I've seen this year
Seriously, go watch this... it's insanely impressive. Pitagora Suitchi (translates to Pythagoras Switch) created an insanely complex 3.5 minute Rube Goldberg Machine to tell the story of two colored balls who have to rescue their trapped brother.

The three colored balls (Biisuke, Biita, and Biigoro) somehow have more personality than most action stars. Or maybe I just really dig dubbed Japanese shows? The adventure involves sneaking through camps, foiling traps, rescuing their brother, and making a daring escape. It's so awesome I'd sit through a full length feature film in a theater. 

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Korn is touring with a 12 year old bassist... and he shreds!
To be fair Tye Trujill is the son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo. He officially made his touring debut in Bogota with Korn. Their bassist Fieldy couldn't make it on the Latin American tour. Fieldy might have his work cut out for him when he tries to come back... this kid tears it up and people seem to really really dig Tye. 

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Neil deGrasse Tyson - Science in America
Just prior to Earth Day, when people around the world will host events and projects to support environmental protection, Tyson brings everyone an important message about the need to protect the sciences from political corruption.

"Scientific discovery has transformed the world, bringing us life-saving medicine, globe-trotting transportation, and the powerful, tiny computer you're using to read this story.

Yet today in the United States, science is increasingly under threat, the famed astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson warns in a powerful new video.

"People have lost the ability to judge what is true and what is not," Tyson said.

Exhibit A: President Donald Trump. He and members of his cabinet have refuted and rejected scientific evidence on human-caused climate change, vaccines, evolution, and more. The administration wants to significantly slash funding for scientific research.

"When you have people who don't know much about science standing in denial of it, and rising to power, that is a recipe for the complete dismantling of our informed democracy," Tyson said in the video, produced with StarTalk Radio."


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How to watch Mark Zuckerberg's keynote at the Facebook F8 conference
In addition to the annual updates on the number of users across platforms, the company is expected to comment on social VR, the battle against "false news", the future of M, bots and Messenger and maybe some updates from Facebook's Building 8 'hardware division.'

The keynote will kick off beginning at 10 a.m. PT. 

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Alex Jones’ defense in his upcoming custody battle is that it's all fake
Jones is the alt-right radio show host, filmmaker, writer, guy who claimed Trump gave him White House press credentials, and all around whackadoo conspiracy theorist runs InfoWars. The defense his lawyers present for his upcoming custody case is that, “He’s playing a character, he is a performance artist.”

"At a recent pretrial hearing, attorney Randall Wilhite told state District Judge Orlinda Naranjo that using his client Alex Jones’ on-air Infowars persona to evaluate Alex Jones as a father would be like judging Jack Nicholson in a custody dispute based on his performance as the Joker in “Batman.”"

Except that's not at all the same thing. Nicholson never claims he IS the Joker. Frighteningly, Trump appeared via Skype on Jones’ show and said, “Your reputation is amazing. I will not let you down.”

The bottom line... he's either a fake on his show... or a fake in court. I'll put my money on the former. 

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Republicans May Sneak a Repeal of the Johnson Amendment Into Their Tax Reform Legislation
Let me explain why repeal of the Johnson Amendment is a horrible idea... and not just because pastors could then blatantly tell their congregations who to vote for without losing their tax exempt status.

* All 501(c)(3) non-profit groups (not just religious organizations) are prohibited from endorsing or opposing political candidates
* Unlike other 501(c)(3) non-profit groups the IRS does not require financial disclosures from churches
* Without the amendment in place, a church could pass the offering plate in support of a campaign, invite one candidate for elected office to speak at a church service but not their opponent, and receive donations in return for political endorsements. Because the IRS does not require financial disclosures from churches, all of the examples above would happen without transparency and public knowledge.

Because churches, unlike other non-profits, get the unique privilege of not having to disclose their finances, they would effectively become political tools (even more than they unofficially are right now).

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Facebook's How to spot fake news wants you to work for Facebook
The image below is starting to show up on Facebook. Clicking "Learn more" takes you to a page titled, 'Tips to Spot False News.' The tips page lists 10 tips on what to look out for regarding fake news. While most should be obvious, clearly they aren't to many and it's a decide rundown on how to identify a false new story.

Directly following the tips is a section titled, 'If you see a story in News Feed that you believe is false, you can report it to Facebook.' This outlines how you can flag something as false. Which begs the question... are we employees now?

If it's not popped up for you just yet here's the link Facebook will send you to when you click "Learn More":

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Update all the things
"Adobe and Microsoft separately issued updates on Tuesday to fix a slew of security flaws in their products. Adobe patched dozens of holes in its Flash Player, Acrobat and Reader products. Microsoft pushed fixes to address dozens of vulnerabilities in Windows and related software"
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