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Beautiful tunnels of wisteria!
The wisteria tunnels and surrounding gardens of Kawachi Fuji-en draw flower enthusiasts from around the world each spring to Kitakyushu in the south of Japan.
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Can't wait for Mark Twain's New Releases!  :D  Man, it's been a while since he wrote a book!

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/may/04/mark-twain-cache-uncovered-berkeley
Cache shows Twain working as a newspaper man in San Francisco as a young man as Berkeley archivists describe stash ‘like opening up a big box of candy’
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Interesting Infographic!!  https://podio.com/site/creative-routines
Discover how some of the world’s greatest minds organized their daily routines. We delved into their diaries and other documents to see how they worked, slept and exercised their way to success.
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Wow... read at least the information regarding when "Stingrays" for cell snooping are deemed warantless and legal:

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/01/fbi-says-search-warrants-not-needed-to-use-stringrays-in-public-places/
Feds' position on decoy cell-site towers continues anti-privacy theme.
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A legend has passed on.  He will continue to influence music through the generations ahead.
 
RIP B.B. King - "Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die to get there!"

#bbking   #rip   #kingoftheblues  
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It's a day to celebrate the mark that Eileen Collins made in space history:
February is usually a dark time for space anniversaries, due to the 2003 loss of the shuttle Columbia and its crew, but this particular Tuesday in February b...
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If only it were that easy.
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Gogo issues fake certs, does man in the middle attacks.
Taking a Flight? You May Want to Not use the In-Flight Internet
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Graduate Student in Materials Science and Engineering, studied both polymer science (synthesis of nanoparticle thermosetting resins) and optoelectronics (chalcopyrites for photovoltaics)
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  • Graduate Student in Materials Science and Engineering, studied both polymer science (synthesis of nanoparticle thermosetting resins) and optoelectronics (chalcopyrites for photovoltaics), present
  • Frederick Seitz Materials Research Laboratory, UIUC - Microfabrication Facility Laboratory Technician
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Esoteric Pipe-smoking Graduate Student
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I'm a doctoral candidate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the field of Materials Science and Engineering.  My PhD thesis is focused on the study of a single grain-boundary in Copper Indium Diselenide (CIS, CIGS).  It is my opinion that the study of grain-boundaries in this difficult to understand material will be critical to improving device properties in the coming years.  For some reason, grainboundaries in CI(G)S are unimportant to device properties.  By understanding why this is, we may be able to tailor boundaries to exploit this strange occurance, ultimately increasing solar cell efficiency.

I tinker, I wrench, and I am an inventor at heart.  The world is too interesting not to explore it.  I love bringing together concepts to solve complex problems.
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I survived a 92° wedding! In my research, I developed a fancy interfacial polymerization method to produce nanopowder thermosets and built an iPVD system for nanostructured solar cell films. As a kid, I won a national NASA/NSTA competition- it's so long ago, I feel bad putting that on anything other than my G+ profile.
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Fair warning. We purchased some La Brea bread today from Schnuck's in Urbana, and the bread was clearly re-labelled two days later. It's clearly old bread and moving towards stale bread. We are shocked by this practice. It's very clear that the bread was re-marked with a future date, and we've contacted corporate Schnucks about this.
Quality: Poor - FairAppeal: GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
Jon's truly is a world-class pipe-shop. Every place I travel to, I try to visit the local tobacconists. They're all dying out, or turning into almost pure cigar shops. [That is if you find a real pipe shop, and not a head-shop that sells portable scales and incense.] Jon's is amazing. They have an insane selection of pipes. There's a reason one of the world's best pipe-makers (The Danish Former) visits Jon's first thing upon coming to the U.S. If you can't find a nice new pipe you like, dip into the estate pipe drawers. There's always a pipe you'll love from $25 all the way up to $200+ in the estates. They're one of the few shops I've ever found that have most major well known pipe tobacco blenders on hand to sample and sell by the oz. (from bulk). They even have the St. Germain's in bulk! Almost unheard of. Couple oz's of Penzance, no problem. So, for pipes, you can't go wrong. But, it doesn't end there... they have walls of cigars kept in their humidor, from the $1 to the $25+, and are very knowledgeable with these as well. Heck, they even sell Hookah tobacco and nasal snuff if that's more your style. Don't let the single aisle put you off, it's not airy because they have so much stock on hand, I much prefer to have to elbow my way through amazing tobaccos and pipes than sit in a swanky chair at a place without this selection. So far they're tops in my books, and everyone coming into town is sure to stop in when they visit, there's a reason why! But, don't trust me, go see for yourself.
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