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The kind of nerd that makes the stuff other nerds fawn over
The kind of nerd that makes the stuff other nerds fawn over

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I never imagined that when I was 30, I would be spending any portion of my free time walking around outside and yelling at virtual animals for not getting into balls.

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Apparently our government is now reduced to the same conspiracy theories that my 94 year old great grandmother with Alzheimer's came up with during the Bush administration.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/13/kellyanne-conway-trump-wiretap-surveillance-obama

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I've been thinking of ways to automate distance walked for Pokemon Go while my phone charges at night.

Automating the distance is simple enough in concept, you just have to keep your phone moving consistently. My solution there is to break out one of my old model railway sets and build up a car so that it will hold my phone. Other people have used fans to mount their phone and trick the GPS, but I think this will be a much safer and more consistent method.

Trying to get power while it's moving, however, is tricky. Back in the 80s and 90s, they very commonly had adapters you could plug into your phone cord that would maintain connection while allowing the cord to spin freely, thus preventing tangles. USB power is similarly low voltage, so I could in theory modify one of these and use it to run power to the phone. I've already tested to confirm that as long as I'm powering the phone through a wall adapter, there's enough amperage to power the app and the Wi-Fi card and still charge the phone.

Now it's just a matter of tracking down the supplies and building the damn thing.

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Kind of hard to see from the pictures I was able to snap, but apparently someone hired a cab to push their non-working car off the freeway and down the road, presumably to a repair shop. You know, someone should really start a business specialized in moving broken vehicles off the road so that people wouldn't have to go to these extreme lengths. 
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There's a Pokemon gym at an abandoned Indian restaurant not far from work that has been up for almost two weeks now; that's the longest I've ever had a gym last. Understandable, considering that it has five Blisseys on it, three over 3000 CP, the lowest being almost 2500. The only way to take that down is with a group raid, and it's in a fairly remote location that's off the radar for most large groups.

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Earthdawn session for today completed. This was a bit shorter session, just a bit of basic investigating work and getting some meditations in. Yes, it's the boring scut work, but it has to be done. Next session will be covering the Feast of Floranuus before the group heads out as part of the decoy caravan.

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If 50 Cent were in an accident and severed at the waist, would we call him 25 Cent?

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I burned through two lucky eggs and still did not have enough time to evolve all of the Pokemon I saved up, only got through about 60%. I did, however, get all the new entries evolved in the first egg, so major XP boost from that. Some of my new front line fighters include a Venusaur with razor leaf and petal blizzard, Gyarados that knows dragon tail and outrage, and Rhydon that knows rock smash and megahorn. There are quite a few other good ones, those are just some of my favorites. I will of course need to power most of them up before they can take top ranks on my team.

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Well, no wonder America has been having such a hard time. Apparently our own First Ammendment is our enemy. /sarcasm

https://www.yahoo.com/news/besieged-trump-lashes-out-at-mainstream-media-the-enemy-of-the-american-people-222420131.html
Trump tweets the media is ‘the enemy of the American people!’
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