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Looking for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL battery life numbers? We've got those right here. Both phones seem to run really efficiently and shouldn't give you any battery issues.

#android #pixel2 #pixel2xl

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Some of the key genes responsible for light skin in Europeans arose in Africa.

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Is Hillary Clinton considering another run in 2020? owl.li/sSck30fW1k4 @guypbenson @MorningsMaria +Fox Business

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Rose Fine was Michael's tutor and accompanied the Jackson Five on tour.Rose Fine began her work as a tutor and guardian of Michael and his brothers on the first national group tour in October 1970. She accompanied the group in cities including Boston, Cincinnati, Tennessee and New York.

Michael kept his bond with her even after he has grown up and gave her financial assistance, holding her for life. She also represented as a mother figure in his life, as shown in these accounts from Michael in 2002:

"She helped me a lot because she always held my hand and lulls me to sleep. After the show I will always run into the room, we would read and have hot milk."

"She always told me, 'the door is open'. We,we took care of her,Janet and I,until the day she died."

Michael said he did not know the age of his tutor because she preferred not to disclose. According to him, Rose Fine joked that when she retired, then only she will reveal to him her age.

She remained with him until the end of the 70s, by which time he recorded the album "Off the Wall".

Michael and Janet paid nurses and hospital care she needed.Paid also all expenses needed, for example, appliance repairs, electronics, everything that had to be done at her house they took care of.

When her husband too got sick, Michael and Janet also took care of him and funded all his medical expenses because both he and Janet felt her as a mother and, therefore, thought they should take care everything of her as if they were taking care of one's mother.

"She used to caress my face, she used to say I had beautiful hands. Now I realize what she meant because I do the same with my children, I caress their faces so because they are so sweet ..."

"She taught me a lot about Judaism, but i always felt bad for her because her son suffered a lot. He was a wonderful doctor and went to Harvard. He had a type of brain tumor."

"She taught me Jewish culture and I will never forget this.When I was little, we landed in Germany and it was so quiet ... I asked, 'What is wrong Miss Fine?' You know when children can tell if there is something wrong with their mothers?"

"She said: 'I do not like it.'

"And I asked, 'Why?"

"She said: "A lot of people suffered here"

"That's when I learned about the concentration camps, through her, because I did not know anything about it."

"I'll never forget that feeling. She said she felt cold there, she could feel."

"That kind person! She taught me the wonderful words of books and reading. I would never be the same person if it was not for her. I owe a lot to her."

"She called me her son. Whenever we climbed on the plane and people saw black boys with a black father and this white Jewish lady with us, people stopped her to ask:"

"Who are you?"

"She replied, 'I am the mother'. She always answered them and let her pass."

"Sweet story. She was special, I needed her."

"I think I learned that from her. I saw and experienced it. No matter the blood, race, creed, color,love is love and it breaks all barriers".

"She was more than a tutor and I was so angry with myself because when she died I was far, far away. I could not get there."

"I was in Switzerland and Ewy(Michael's secretary) called to tell me she had died. I said:"

"What?' I'm in Switzerland, I can not go. ' It made me angry, but I did everything I could."

"When I went to visit her, I said, 'Mrs. Fine this is Michael"

"She said, 'You're not Michael"

"I came back to say, 'It's me, Michael!"

"She said, 'Do not say you're Michael. You are not Michael"

"This means that dysfunction in the brain and she does not recognize you anymore. It hurts a lot."

Source:The Michael Jackson Tapes

Pics:Rose Fine with Michael and the rest of the Jacksons

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MLB playoffs: Cubs face lineup dilemma with offensive struggles of defensive wizards: In an ideal world, Joe Maddon’s best defensive players would be producing at the plate. That would make filling out the lineup card simple. That’s not the case right now, though. http://dlvr.it/Pw7hMl

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I <3 Ron's reviews. The comments on the XL screen are slightly worrying. Though, I never use a screen at 0% brightness, always hovering at around 50%.

+Ron Amadeo

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For the more paranoid. "On Tuesday, Google announced the launch of a new "advanced protection" setting for Google accounts, which makes it harder than ever for hackers to break into your sensitive data on Gmail, Google Drive, YouTube or any other Google property. The opt-in, ultra-secure mode is intended for truly high-risk users, including those who face the threat of state-sponsored, highly resourced cyberespionage. Think politicians and officials, high net-worth individuals, activists, dissidents, and journalists.

As such, it's a strict and unforgiving system, designed to reinforce every possible weak link that hackers could use to hijack your account. Logging in from a desktop will require a special USB key, while accessing your data from a mobile device will similarly require a Bluetooth dongle. All non-Google services and apps will be exiled from reaching into your Gmail or Google Drive. Google's malware scanners will use a more intensive process to quarantine and analyze incoming documents. And if you forget your password, or lose your hardware login keys, you'll have to jump through more hoops than ever to regain access, the better to foil any intruders who would abuse that process to circumvent all of Google's other safeguards."

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: 'We're Still Not Doing Enough' - A new set of rules will now monitor tweets for unwanted sexual advances, violence, and hate symbols.

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President Donald Trump called Republican Rep. Tom Marino "a good man," but said, somewhat ominously, "We're going to be looking into Tom." . https://trib.al/UDkgUIl

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New Imaging Approach Maps Whole Brain Changes From Alzheimer's: Mouse Study

Micron-level, 3-D visualization of protein deposits found in Alzheimer's disease could speed development of new treatments.

The research is in Optics Letters. (full access paywall)

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Vikings coach Mike Zimmer downplays Anthony Barr's hit on Aaron Rodgers: Zimmer acknowledged that while Rodgers' potentially season-ending injury was "unfortunate," Minnesota is "not a dirty football team." http://dlvr.it/Pw8YQf

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The Communist App Store: China’s endless apps for tracking, organizing, and motivating party members https://qz.com/1089384/the-communist-app-store-chinas-endless-apps-for-tracking-organizing-and-motivating-party-members/

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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie reinstated by Giants, report says: The veteran cornerback was suspended indefinitely on Thursday after a string of incidents, including walking out of the team's facility. http://dlvr.it/Pw7Z7H

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#NASCAR Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife Amy expecting first child https://www.motorsport.com/nascar-cup/news/dale-earnhardt-amy-having-baby-966461/ via @Motorsport_Oz

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Assistant on tablets, where have you been all this time?

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The Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL feature Google's first custom-designed SoC that none of us knew about, and it's all about allowing third party camera apps to utilize their HDR+ magic. It's called Pixel Visual Core.

#android #pixel2 #pixel2xl

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Play of the Day: How Donald Trump Sees Chicago - The president seems to think the Windy City is "Syria, but with different pizza."

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How a ‘Divine Meeting’ in an Elevator Led NBA Star David West to a Life-Changing $250,000 Investment https://trib.al/tuwRA37

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The Secret Of Change -- Osage, Arkansas
"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."
-- Socrates

A large, rusted steel spring in an abandoned garage...

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the leaves are falling

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Just another Norwegian town on some Fjord...

This place was one of our more..ahem.. 'interesting' accommodation choices, turned out to be a rather religious institution, whilst nothing wrong with that, it just was not very clear to the average punter looking for a place to stay :) .. luckily for us it was our night off the turps and no mischief to be had ;) ... Ironically I had to throw pebbles at the window to get let back in after my sunset shoot (that was about 11:30 pm :) ) .. musta looked at bit suss :)

Norway, everytime I open up the folder of images there is always another shot that jumps out at me, even after al this time

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White Wisteria

These help me reverse down the driveway at night.

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The Last Jedi’ at Star Wars Galactic Nights on December 16

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It must have been his invisible friend "Jim"who told him the lie Obama never called families of the fallen, because tRUMP doesn't need to consult his generals as he "knows more than the generals." When tRUMP makes statements like that, it is for Fox and his base. Both will go running with whatever he says and never hear the truth in a retraction. That is not how things work in tRUMPland. tRUMP's contrariness is deliberate... and obviously planned.

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Even though the Apollo missions brought back to Earth huge amounts of data about the moon, it has remained an enigma for astronomers and scientists alike.

Dr. Robert Jastrow, the first president of #NASA’s Commission of Lunar Exploration called the moon “the Rosetta Stone of the planets.”

But what is it about the moon that fascinates everyone? Well there are many people who firmly believe that Earth’s moon is actually a terraformed and engineer piece of hardware that has a 3 mile thick outer layer of dust and rocks. http://humansarefree.com/2015/08/7-irregularities-that-suggest-earths.html

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Kyrie Irving, the NBA’s Singular Star https://trib.al/wHUAdnJ

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A three minute Halloween flick produced by the kid.

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I love listening to music as I fall asleep, but for obvious reasons, it’s not a good thing to leave on all night. Google Home is a very convenient way to fire up a playlist, but until recently, it just kept playing all night long. Now, Google has finally…

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Alphabet’s Project Wing now delivers burritos by drone in southeastern Australia https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/16/alphabets-project-wing-now-delivers-burritos-by-drone-in-southeastern-australia/amp/

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As the team head to Austin, uncover the local secrets of the US GP with our Hilton Honors Travel Guide.

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The CPC congress is not just important for China but also for Asia and the world.

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Earlier this year, a product roadmap revealed that a web redesign of Google Calendar was in the works. Today, that Material refresh of the web app is launching with a number of enterprise-grade features.

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+European Space Agency, ESA

If life exists on Mars, it will have sought refuge underground. Trying to uncover one of the best-kept secrets in the Solar System, scientists are working a kilometre beneath the ground, with ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer joining them this week.

Teams from around the world are gathering at the UK’s Boulby Mine to test new technologies for exploring Mars and the Moon. Almost 30 people are venturing into the deep for the fifth Mine Analogue Research (MINAR) sortie.

They have been testing a wide range of equipment for two weeks, including a robotic hammer to chisel rock and expose fresh surfaces for signs of life.

A team from the University of Leicester carefully monitors the performance of a tool that could one day be part of a Mars rover.

Matthias will take part in several more campaigns this year. Next up is ESA’s Pangaea geology field training in Lanzarote, Spain. There, the hammer will be used to pound the rocks of the Mars-like landscape to test a human–robot partnership for future planetary excursions.

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Colonial borders still influence how academics write about Africa https://qz.com/1104065/anglophone-africa-gets-favored-by-academic-researchers-over-francophone-and-lusophone-africa/

Africa is not a country—but a continent with one billion people, living in 55 different countries, and speaking more than 2,000 languages.

Yet a relatively narrow coverage of Africa and its people exists not only in mainstream media, but as a new research paper shows, in academia as well. Virginia Tech University analyzed 20 years of research articles published in two major journals about African politics, namely African Affairs published by Oxford University and The Journal of Modern African Studies by Cambridge University.

The paper investigated whether by reading Anglophone scholarship on sub-Saharan politics between 1993 and 2013, one could actually learn more about the region’s political reality and complexity.

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Two days with Michael

Dear friends. 5 years ago this day Michael Jackson died. We were friends since he visited me in our mountain hut in Sulden in 2001. A sensitive genius of the century who lived in his own world!

I asked him for a song, but he wanted to protect his voice. He asked me if I could sing a German song for him. Me??? It was very strange. But he kept insisting. I had to sing Lili Marleen and Sag mir, wo die Blumen sind again and again. Two anti-war songs. With guitar.

JT sings for MJ. There's nothing more absurd.

Until today I keep thinking about the pillow fights with Michael, Valerie and Françoise at 5 a.m. Michael could not sleep. I think about our meditations together. We had the same mantra. About our Spagetti with Langustinos whose eyes he covered with a serviette because they made him sad.

I remember a phone call with my children who were in London at the time and did not know anything about the secret visit of Michael in Sulden. Michael had a long conversation with Freddy about God and the world. Freddy stayed cool. It could not disturb his calmness that he was on the phone with a world superstar.

Michael called Nathalie, my youngest daughter. But she only laughed at him: "If you are Michael Jackson then I am the Pope." - she said and hung up. Michael came back from the call with Nathalie totally unsettled.

We talked a lot about wars which he despised. When he was about to be awarded with a Bambi award in Berlin in the fall of 2002 he was to have a speech. I asked him to say something about the upcoming Iraq war. A big part of the US troops were already in Kuwait. Michael stared at me long and said: "You know that will bring me a lot of flak in the US." I nodded my head. I knew too well.

At night at the award ceremony in front of millions of TV viewers Michael said in his speech:

"We are German, French, Italian, Russian, African, Asian, so many nationalities. We are Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus. We are black, we are white. We are a big community with so many differences. So complex yet so simple. WE DO NOT NEED WAR!"

Michael, you were a wonderful human being and a one of a kind artist. That is why you were so much hunted like a wounded deer. Destroying the winners is the favourite game of our world.

We will never forget you. I keep listening to your songs. My favourites are Earth Song and We Are The World. For millions of people you will never die. Thank you, Michael!

Your JT

And here's the video: JT sings for Michael Jackson :)
http://youtu.be/PUPOZCC8GiA

by Jürgen Todenhöfer
June 26, 2014

Source:facebook.com/JuergenTodenhoefer

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Google Pixel 2 Review: So good, I almost don’t care about the headphone jack https://tnw.to/2x1qOoT
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