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Eric Collins
Works at PCPC Direct, Ltd.
Attended Spring High School
Lives in Houston, Tx
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Interesting thoughts on what a colony on Venus might look like. 
The first human colonies might not be on the surface of Mars, but amidst the clouds of Venus.
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If you were wondering, yes, spring is here.
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Yeah, they've already fallen off. But very pretty for a few days. 
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Since I’m so good at directions, let me direct you over to http://g.co/smartypins. I got 35 right. Beat that!
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I just answered 35 on Smarty Pins. Can you beat me?
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Spring is springs. I can tell, because I can't breathe. Oh, and flowers, lots of flowers.
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If you care about security, this could be worth a read.
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It's really hard to understand just how big the Rodeo's BBQ Cookoff is, but here's something.
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"Disney/Marvel just made nearly $100 million off a movie where a talking raccoon fires a machine gun while standing on the shoulders of a giant walking plant. In space." -i09 post
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To me, IBM Power always struggled with getting ISVs to adopt their platform. Has IBM Power finally gotten the message that it's the APPLICATIONS? Maybe. This is a good step.
Canonical has worked hard to integrate Ubuntu Linux with IBM's POWER8 servers to strengthen its OpenStack cloud and Big Data position.
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It's a needle. From space. It's a space needle.
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Education
  • Spring High School
    1982 - 1985
  • Klein Oak High School
    1984 - 1985
  • Stephen F. Austin State University
    Art, Computer Science, 1985 - 1990
  • Hudson High School
    1984 - 1984
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  • PCPC Direct, Ltd.
    2013 - present
  • Sirius Computer Solutions
    Enterprise Architect, Sr. Client Executive, 2012 - 2013
  • IBM
    System Software Architect, 1998 - 2012
  • NEON Systems
    1997 - 1998
  • Service Corporation International
    1992 - 1994
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Houston, Tx
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Spring, Tx - Dallas - Lufkin, Tx - Hudson, Tx - Waco, Tx - Abilene, Tx
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SimplyNoise
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SimplyNoise is the best sound machine $0.99 can buy. Featuring the highest fidelity white, pink, and brown noise samples that have helped th

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Newman’s goal for the site is nothing short of a revolution in medical practice. He wants doctors to base their treatments on good scientifi

Canonical Supporting IBM POWER8 for Ubuntu Cloud, Big Data | Ubuntu cont...
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Canonical has worked hard to integrate Ubuntu Linux with IBM's POWER8 servers to strengthen its OpenStack cloud and Big Data position.

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Upgrade the launcher on your device to make Google Now one swipe away. From your primary home screen, swipe right to access Google Now cards

Kid Posts Something Stupid on Instagram. What Happened Next Will Amaze You!
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Some kid in Weston, Connecticut, anonymously posted "offensive messages" next to pictures of middle school students on Instagram. Here's wha

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Chuck Schumer Calls For The IRS To Stop The Tea Party
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'The Daily Show' Tests The Deep South's Homophobia
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The United States Constitution for Android. This includes the new Android Holo theme, and can be customized to either Holo Light or the stan

Investigation: Is Your SSD More Reliable Than A Hard Drive?
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One Bitcoin by the numbers: Is there still profit to be made? | ExtremeTech
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Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair! I have mined a Bitcoin. How much money did it cost to mine? How much power did I consume? Was it w

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OK Go x Pilobolus - "All Is Not Lost"
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Very solid Italian dishes. Great business lunch spot.
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This place is a winner. Exceptional service but the food is amazing. Fried chicken cooked to where it is moist and delicious. Shrimp and grits, everything we had was spot on. Parking in the area is difficult, but there is a valet for $5.
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Nice hotel, it's getting kind of shop-worn. Good location. The AC works and the beds are comfortable. Please don't think 3 stars is a bad thing. It's a good place, just not 4+ stars.
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reviewed 4 months ago
Excellent rotisserie chicken. Wonderful pizza and a lot of other solid, traditional italian plates.
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I've been taking my dog here for years. They are the absolute best in this part of Houston. Everytime I take my dog somewhere else, she comes back nicked up, cut or scraped. But not here. They do a great job. My dog is a medium sized australian cattle dog.
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