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Yes yes yes! 🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌🙌

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NASCAR statement on pit stop guns: https://racingnews.co/2017/10/17/nascar-pit-stop-gun-change/

Tags: #nascar #pitstop #racing

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"The president has always been completely clearheaded about his status as the supreme being, so we naturally began to suspect something wasn’t right."

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The #HanSolo movie finally has an official name...What do you think?

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Signaling Pathway May Be Key To Why Autism Is More Common In Boys

Researchers aiming to understand why autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are more common in boys have discovered differences in a brain signaling pathway involved in reward learning and motivation that make male mice more vulnerable to an autism-causing genetic glitch.

The research is in Molecular Psychiatry. (full open access)

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There's a surprise present hiding in the Pixel 2, and we aren't even allowed to unwrap it yet.

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The Images Sizes Cheat Sheet for Facebook Marketers [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Republicans drop breathtakingly racist mail piece in Virginia House race, targeting Latina Democrat https://m.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/17/1706162/-Republicans-drop-breathtakingly-racist-mail-piece-in-Virginia-House-race-targeting-Latina-Democrat -via Flynx

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Establish New Order

Art by Ai Vo (goo.gl/5Bkjhn)

General Hux and stormtroopers in the might of the First Order

#StarWars #FirstOrder #TheLastJedi

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LibreOffice for Plasma will be getting a new look soon courtesy of Katarina Behrens and the LiMux project.

Talking at the LibreOffice Conference 2017 last week, Katarina Behrens explained how she was porting the KDE plugin for the LibreOffice UI to Qt5. The new version of the plugin promises better Wayland and HiDPI support, and will bring back the native Plasma file picker.

This integration with Qt5 also has the potential of benefiting users of other DEs.

Katarina's work is being funded the city of Munich, since they will continue to use LibreOffice for at least some years.

Find out more: https://eang.it/libreoffice-conference-2017/

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@[Gigi Hadid] is giving us major @[Beauty and the Beast] vibes.

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Week 7 NFL picks straight up: Patriots get Falcons again; Cowboys sneak by 49ers: Our Week 6 NFL picks straight up feature some déjà vu for Atlanta in New England, plus a game of survival for Dallas in San Francisco. http://dlvr.it/PwBCkd

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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, German politician and anti-war activist
June 26, 2014

Source:facebook.com/JuergenTodenhoefer

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Packers' Mike McCarthy bristles at question about possibly signing Colin Kaepernick

For weeks, if not months, every time an NFL team has had a sudden opening at its quarterback position, a debate ensues about whether it should sign Colin Kaepernick. The question arose again Monday in Green Bay, a day after Aaron Rodgers suffered a potentially season-ending injury to his throwing shoulder in a game at Minnesota.

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NFL, union 'coming together' to bring about 'positive change': The league, owners and players are trying to find common ground in the wake of kneeling protests during the national anthem. http://dlvr.it/PwBTqT

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Create any message using food, sweets or chocolate using this large set of letter shapes from HomeTrends 40% OFF

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After Sunset

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"Quiraing"
By Antonio Carrillo López www.antonio-carrillo.com Quiraing, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

#photography #landscape #scotland #highlands

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La Cathedrale Notre Dame _ Paris _ Impressionism _
Part of my work for "Beyond the Blur mentorship " with Heiko Mahr +Heiko Mahr and Alex Lapidus +Alex Lapidus.

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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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Cassini used its Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph to capture this final view of ultraviolet auroral emissions in Saturn's north polar region on Sept. 14, 2017.

Credits: NASA/JPL/Univ. Colorado/Univ. Liege-LPAP

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Powerful Mix To Drink Morning And Night For Steady Weight Loss

The everyday effort contributes much more rather than dieting and exercises in the case of weight loss. The simple tips of weight loss can help you to speed up the process and achieve the desired weight in less time.

#drink #health #weightloss #explore #medicine #treatment #healthbenefits #herbal #drinks

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DEEP STATE SWAMP: Comey, Mueller, Rosenstein, Are Linked to Clinton Uranium One Deal – MOST CORRUPT OFFICIALS EVER!
October 17, 2017 by Cristina Laila | Gateway Pundit
R/T: +Alan Lovejoy
All Russian roads lead to Hillary Clinton.

THIS IS A STUNNING DEVELOPMENT———————
Prior to the Obama administration approving the very controversial deal in 2010 giving Russia 20% of America’s Uranium, the FBI had evidence that Russian nuclear industry officials were involved in bribery, kickbacks, extortion and money laundering in order to benefit Vladimir Putin, says a report by The Hill.

Who was right in the middle of it all? HILLARY CLINTON.

Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.

They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.

The racketeering scheme was conducted “with the consent of higher level officials” in Russia who “shared the proceeds” from the kickbacks, one agent declared in an affidavit years later.

Read More:
http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/10/deep-state-fbi-knew-russia-funneled-millions-clinton-foundation-uranium-deal-nothing/

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Science predicts only the predictable.

"Since we have no contact with possible other universes, the question of the existence of the multiverse is essentially metaphysics."

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What exactly are these laws of nature and how do we find them?

One answer is Platonism (or its cousin Realism). This is the belief that the laws of nature are objective and have always existed. They possess an exact ideal form that exists in Plato’s realm. These laws are in perfect condition and they have formed the universe that we see around us. Not only do the laws of nature exist in this realm, but they live alongside all perfectly formed mathematics. This is supposed to help explain why the laws are written in the language of mathematics.

There is another, more interesting, explanation for the structure of the laws of nature. Rather than saying that the universe is very structured, say that the universe is mostly chaotic and for the most part lacks structure. The reason why we see the structure we do is that scientists act like a sieve and focus only on those phenomena that have structure and are predictable. They do not take into account all phenomena; rather, they select those phenomena they can deal with.

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[ Studied Phenomena ]

Some people say that science studies all physical phenomena. This is simply not true. Who will win the next presidential election and move into the White House is a physical question that no hard scientists would venture to give an absolute prediction. Whether or not a computer will halt for a given input can be seen as a physical question and yet we learned from Alan Turing that this question cannot be answered. Scientists have classified the general textures and heights of different types of clouds, but, in general, are not at all interested in the exact shape of a cloud. Although the shape is a physical phenomenon, scientists don’t even attempt to study it.

Science does not study all physical phenomena. Rather, science studies predictable physical phenomena. It is almost a tautology: science predicts predictable phenomena.

[ Phenomena Criteria ]

Scientists have described the criteria for which phenomena they decide to study: It is called symmetry.

Symmetry is the property that despite something changing, there is some part of it that remains the same. When you say that a face has symmetry, you mean that if the left side is reflected and swapped with the right side, it will still look the same. When physicists use the word symmetry they are discussing collections of physical phenomena. A set of phenomena has symmetry if it is the same after some change. The most obvious example is symmetry of location. This means that if one performs the same experiment in two different places, the results should be the same. Symmetry of time means that the outcomes of experiments should not depend on when the experiment took place. And, there are many other types of symmetry.

We do not look at all phenomena. Rather, we pick out those phenomena that satisfy the requirements of symmetry and predictability.

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[ Increasing Abstraction ]

As physics progresses and we become aware of more and more physical phenomena, larger and larger classes of mathematical structures are needed and we get them by looking at fewer and fewer axioms. Dirac calls these mathematical structures with fewer axioms “increasing abstraction”.

In order to describe more phenomena, we will need larger and larger classes of mathematical structures and hence fewer and fewer axioms. What is the logical conclusion to this trend? How far can this go?

[ Total Abstraction ]

Physics wants to describe more and more phenomena in our universe. Let us say we were interested in describing all phenomena in our universe. What type of mathematics would we need? How many axioms would be needed for mathematical structure to describe all the phenomena?

[ Post-Metaphysics ]

Of course, it is hard to predict, but it is even harder not to speculate. One possible conclusion would be that if we look at the universe in totality and not bracket any subset of phenomena, the mathematics we would need would have no axioms at all. That is, the universe in totality is devoid of structure and needs no axioms to describe it. Total lawlessness! The mathematics are just plain sets without structure. This would finally eliminate all metaphysics when dealing with the laws of nature and mathematical structure. It is only the way we look at the universe that gives us the illusion of structure.

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[ Our Filtered Perception ]

With this view of physics we come to even more profound questions. These are the future projects of science. If the structure that we see is illusory and comes about from the way we look at certain phenomena, then why do we see this illusion?

Instead of looking at the laws of nature that are formulated by scientists, we have to look at scientists and the way they pick out (subsets of phenomena and their concomitant) laws of nature. What is it about human beings that renders us so good at being sieves? Rather than looking at the universe, we should look at the way we look at the universe.

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'Busybody' Protein May Get On Your Nerves, But That's A Good Thing

Sensory neurons regulate how we recognize pain, touch, and the movement and position of our own bodies, but the field of neuroscience is just beginning to unravel this circuitry. Now, new research from the Salk Institute shows how a protein called p75 is critical for pain signaling, which could one day have implications for treating neurological disorders as well as trauma such as spinal cord injury.

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As with any Android smartphone, it’s pretty easy to capture screenshots on the Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL. Unlike other OEMs, though, there aren’t any fancy ways to capture scrolling screenshots or create animated GIFs. Instead, Google sticks to the tried…

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BuzzFeed Article About “Seinfeld” Door Sensor Prank Built with Adafruit MP3 Shield | @SeinfeldTV @JerrySeinfeld
https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/10/17/buzzfeed-article-about-seinfeld-door-sensor-prank-built-with-adafruit-mp3-shield-seinfeldtv-jerryseinfeld/

Inspired by Chloe Alix’s 1.2M-viewed bass riff door sensor YouTube video, NAU undergrad Evan Genuise built his version using our own MP3 shield to hilarious effect (and causing a number of equally hilarious reactions documented by BuzzFeed).

Evan Genuise, 18, is a freshman at Northern Arizona University where he’s pursuing electrical engineering and computer science.

About a month ago, Genuise came across a YouTube tutorial from user Chloe Alix demonstrating how to install a motion sensor that triggers the Seinfeld theme/riff. “As soon as I saw the video I wanted to make one,” he said.

Read more
https://blog.adafruit.com/2017/10/17/buzzfeed-article-about-seinfeld-door-sensor-prank-built-with-adafruit-mp3-shield-seinfeldtv-jerryseinfeld/

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As I've said, the re-imagined Klingons with sticks up their arses are the worst part of Discovery.

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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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