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Matthew Kuraja

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+City of Peoria, AZ​, why don't you ever use your account to share information like this?

Two armed men robbed the Smoke Shop at 9163 West Union Hills Drive in Peoria at about 5:27 p.m. Wednesday and the incident was caught on surveillance video, authorities said
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That's John Krasinski (Jim from "The Office").
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Matthew Kuraja

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I'm looking for ideas for the upcoming holiday weekend and someone told me this is a fun thing to go see and do. Anyone else have any suggestions? I am thinking about getting out of the sonoran heat.
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Beautiful Doll

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Ugh let's get thru this summer
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I've been home three days this month. Spent the rest of it between northern California and now I'm in Toronto. Can't say I'm hating not being in the heat there.
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ed frackowiak

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Looking for friend Carl Isenhouer , we grew up in Houston, Texas.. I'm back in Texas in Leander..
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As someone who lived 32 years in Phoenix Arizona I felt you should know how big the testing the U.S. Navy is doing.

In West Nashville were I now live, the COMPASS on my GOOGLE MAPS APP partially stop working on 06/07/2016. The affect of the testing the U.S. Navy is doing is much more wide spread. I have check this with two other Android Devices. It is not working fully as it should.

Now is not the time to depend on the GPS Compass to work right for you in the desert. The testing is taking a large area.

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http://gizmodo.com/faa-warns-of-gps-outages-this-month-during-mysterious-t-1780866590


FAA Warns of GPS Outages This Month During Mysterious Tests on the West Coast

By Matt Novak: Yesterday 10:50amFiled to: GPS JAMMING

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Correction 11:24am: This post originally misstated that one level of interference would occur at 4,000 feet. It’s 40,000 feet above sea level, and has been corrected. I regret the error.
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Starting today, it appears the US military will be testing a device or devices that will potentially jam GPS signals for six hours each day. We say “appears” because officially the tests were announced by the FAA but are centered near the US Navy’s largest installation in the Mojave Desert. And the Navy won’t tell us much about what’s going on.

The FAA issued an advisory warning pilots on Saturday that global positioning systems (GPS) could be unreliable during six different days this month, primarily in the Southwestern United States. On June 7, 9, 21, 23, 28, and 30th the GPS interference testing will be taking place between 9:30am and 3:30pm Pacific time. But if you’re on the ground, you probably won’t notice interference.

The testing will be centered on China Lake, California—home to the Navy’s 1.1 million acre Naval Air Weapons Center in the Mojave Desert. The potentially lost signals will stretch hundreds of miles in each direction and will affect various types of GPS, reaching the furthest at higher altitudes. But the jamming will only affect aircraft above 50 feet. As you can see from the FAA map below, the jamming will almost reach the California-Oregon border at 4o,000 feet above sea level and 505 nautical miles at its greatest range.

I gave the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division a call yesterday, but they couldn’t tell me much.

“We’re aware of the flight advisory,” Deidre Patin, Public Affairs specialist for Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division told me over the phone. But she couldn’t give me any details about whether there was indeed GPS “jamming,” nor whether it had happened before. Patin added, “I can’t go into the details of the testing, it’s general testing for our ranges.”

As AVWeb points out, Embraer Phenom 300 business jets are being told to avoid the area completely during the tests. The FAA claims that the jamming test could interfere with the business jet’s “aircraft flight stability controls.”

GPS technology has become so ubiquitous that cheap jamming technology has become a real concern for both military and civilian aircraft. And if we had to speculate we’d say that these tests are probably pulling double duty for both offensive and defensive military capabilities. But honestly, that’s just a guess.

I gave the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division a call yesterday, but they couldn’t tell me much.

“We’re aware of the flight advisory,” Deidre Patin, Public Affairs specialist for Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division told me over the phone. But she couldn’t give me any details about whether there was indeed GPS “jamming,” nor whether it had happened before. Patin added, “I can’t go into the details of the testing, it’s general testing for our ranges.”

As AVWeb points out, Embraer Phenom 300 business jets are being told to avoid the area completely during the tests. The FAA claims that the jamming test could interfere with the business jet’s “aircraft flight stability controls.”

GPS technology has become so ubiquitous that cheap jamming technology has become a real concern for both military and civilian aircraft. And if we had to speculate we’d say that these tests are probably pulling double duty for both offensive and defensive military capabilities. But honestly, that’s just a guess.


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Starting today, it appears the US military will be testing a device or devices that will potentially jam GPS signals for six hours each day. We say “appears” because officially the tests were announced by the FAA but are centered near the US Navy’s largest installation in the Mojave Desert. And the Navy won’t tell us much about what’s going on.
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Ryan Grange

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You have to love it when the person you hired for a task points out that the check you wrote was for more than you agreed on. I thanked him for his honesty and informed him I did that on purpose.
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Hah agreed and good help is hard to find so when I do find a good honest guy I make sure to pay him well. The face of my company is very important, that's why I have Indiana Jones as my profile pic because im just do darn ugly lol

#goodlookinglocksmith #hardworker #faceofyourcompany
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Ryan Grange

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I got so fed up with my water bills getting lost and Phoenix not supporting e-billing that I just scheduled automatic payments that would always exceed my usage rather than get yet another pay-or-else message. It must have happened again because my "due NOW" amount is negative. So what do I get to threaten to cut off?

Seriously though, they couldn't develop a better system for handling negative balances?
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I was amused that it said "due NOW" (their caps, not mine).  I'm a software developer, so it amuses me when I see places where other developers miss a step, like the idea someone might have a credit with the city and still typographically yell at them to pay it.
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Matthew Kuraja

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Anti-2nd Amendment means anti-American.

Why did these people move to the West?
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+Matthew Kuraja
I can see you imagining conspiracies where there are none.
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Luft Hans

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Oh yeah, +Phoenix Comicon starts today :)
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Luft Hans

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AZCWR is running an intrusion lab at Comicon tonight.

17:30 - 22:00
North building
2nd floor
 
Phoenix Comicon this Thursday Night

Here are the stated volunteers for our room:
Brett, +Andrew Scott +Rich Larkins +John Garner +Ryan Raider +Alexander Nunn Jason Walsh Shannon Birdsall +Anthony Kosednar

If you will already be at Comicon, please stop by between 5:30p and 10p. North building, 2nd floor...
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Matthew Kuraja

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Do you know what the Arizona Brady List is?

If a cop is found out to have "integrity issues", you'd be wrong to think they're disarmed and debadged. No, they're just put on this quiet list prosecutors keep at hand. And apparently, hundreds of cops set loose here in Maricopa County are on this list!

Next time you get pulled over, maybe consider asking the officer if they're a Brady cop? If so, hopefully they'll understand why you'd like a moment to verify your phone recorder is on and even call a friend to show up and record from a safe distance too. 
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For anyone interested in the people and places around the Valley of the Sun. There's a lot going on in town, so share the things you're working on or excited about. Posts are welcome for any city in the greater Phoenix area. Please post _only_ with your personal account - no business accounts.

Beautiful Doll

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Anyone looking for friends?
Phoenix area 💗
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Thank you so much for all you have said yoir child is as beautiful as you are
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Marissa Soto

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I'm selling my xbox 360 Games for 20$ 60$ for all four if anybody wants to buy them contact me on OfferUp 
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Matthew Kuraja

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Looks like something that comes with needing a waiver signed.
 
We're bringing the Skyscraper, the tallest inflatable #waterslide in the Southwest, to our All-American Festival on #4thofJuly at the Peoria Sports Complex. Dare to take a dive! #peoriaaz #conqueredonthe4th
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Pheonix Arizona. The only place I know that feels like 100 at night.
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Yessss the storms are upon us!?
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Matthew Kuraja

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Before you help the authorities, figure out if this is really a child abduction or the government trying to seize back a child from the parent rescuing their own from these power-wielding strangers. 
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Matthew Kuraja

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Be still my heart. The Karate Kid is at the Phoenix Comicon doing photos and autographs. 
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How many kids there only know him as the guy they made fun of on How I Met Your Mother?
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Enri Islas

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Airline officials say unusual passenger behavior led to the diversion of a Southwest flight from Los Angeles to Albuquerque.
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