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The new-look Oklahoma City Thunder took the floor last night against Carmelo Anthony's former team — the New York Knicks — and blew them out 105-84. The rebuilding Knicks surprisingly kept the game close throughout most of the first two quarters, but the Thunder would take a 53-42 lead going into halftime and then extend that lead to 79-59 by the end of the third quarter. While much has changed with the Thunder, one thing hasn't changed — Westbrook. The reigning NBA MVP picked up where he left off last season and finished the game with a triple-double — 21 points (7/12 FG), 16 assists, and 10 rebounds. Anthony didn't shoot well against his former team (8/20 FG), but still managed to finish the game with 22 points, 2 steals, and 2 blocks.

Paul George had 28 points (6/13 3PT) and 6 rebounds.
Steven Adams had 12 points (5/5 FG), 5 rebounds, 5 steals, and 3 blocks.

Kristaps Porzingis had 31 points (11/25 FG) and 12 rebounds.
Enes Kanter had 10 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 steals.
Tim Hardaway Jr. had 8 points (3/10 FG).

#NBA #Thunder #Knicks

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#MakingAmericaGreatAgain​ for the haves and not so great for everyone else.

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The Google Pixel 2 XL's display is causing some controversy, and while there are certainly some issues with it they might not be a dealbreaker for many. #Features #GooglePixel #GooglePixel2

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Lower brain glucose levels found in people with obesity, type 2 diabetes

Glucose levels are reduced in the brains of individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes compared to lean individuals, according to a new study. The finding might explain disordered eating behavior -- and even a higher risk of Alzheimer's disease -- among obese and diabetic individuals, the researchers said.

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Today is my season 4 episode 2 review of the Flash, Mixed Signals.

When Barry, Joe, and Cisco report to a crime scene, they discover remnants of a mysterious code. Cisco presents Barry with a technologically advanced suit, intended to facilitate his activities. He tests it out, trying to save someone from a haywire car, caused by metahuman Ramsey Deacon. Gypsy arrives on Earth 1 for a date with Cisco, who is forced to cancel it so as to focus on Deacon. Acting on a suggestion from Caitlin, Iris signs her and Barry up for couples therapy to sort out their relationship. Deacon kidnaps a witness, who was previously a member of a tech team who sold him out of his idea. Barry and Wally go to save him, but Deacon uses his abilities to send Barry's suit haywire. On Iris's instructions, Barry throws lightning at himself, shorting out his suit. He then incapacitates Deacon, who is locked up in the meta wing of Iron Heights, revealed to be part of the Thinker's plan. Cisco finally goes out with Gypsy. Wondering how Deacon gained his powers being absent during the particle accelerator incident, Barry and Joe learn from Deacon that there are "others".

✲ Jon Snow's dead?! Noooooooo. Oh wait no he's alive. I love how Barry is speed watching TV shows. I mean how much easier would it be to binge out favourite shows if we were able to do something like that? Or all the books we could read? Or how fast we could finish homework and study for tests? I think I'd like it for the last one honestly...

✲ That totally changed the way I look at Sriracha... Loving the humour in this season already. Barry's back to being adorable and awkward and really all the characters minus Iris look like they're actually having fun again and enjoying their work.

✲ The suit. Can we please just take a moment to say how utterly gorgeous it looks? Because seriously, this is such an improvement, I can't stop admiring it. And all the tech upgrades are really cool as well.

✲ Turn left #DoctorWhoReference. I love how excited Barry is to be the Flash again, it's so nice. I think Iris is being a little overly critical of him. He's so happy and excited to be back, so what if he's a little overzealous? Yes, he should've listened, but she shouldn't criticise him for that and for cancelling a training session. Barry's fast enough, he doesn't need training anymore. He knows what he's doing. Should there be more team exercises? Yes, of course, but I don't think Barry needs individual ones.

✲ Couple's therapy. Absolutely hilarious. I loved it. It wasn't really needed, it was just for fun, but it did lighten the mood.

✲ When a girl says she understand, she means she doesn't understand at all. The whole scene with Caitlin and Cisco was great as well and really brings back reminiscence of season 1 and I love it. Gypsy doesn't really serve a purpose throughout the episode except got give Cisco the idea of 111, but it was nice and thankfully she's nowhere near as annoying or moody as Iris.

✲ Kilg%re. I would've preferred him to look more like his comic self, but he was a formidable opponent and I thought his powers were awesome. I wish they would've concentrated more on him than on Iris and Barry and their therapy.

✲ You're not the Flash, Barry. We are. For the love of DC comics, can someone please tell me when this show went from the Flash to the Iris West show?! Because the last time I checked, this was about a guy named Barry Allen who saved the world as the Flash. Idk, maybe I'm thinking of the wrong show? This plot point of Iris being the centre of attention is the worst possible thing they ever could have done. And her telling Barry "how could you just leave me like that?" Like seriously, girl, grow up. Put your big girl pants on. Yes, it must've been awkward for you to have to lie to everyone, but really? You're going to get annoyed with Barry for literally saving the world from the speed force...because you feel embarrassed and awkward telling lies to people you'll probably only see at your wedding...and the logic is...where, exactly? I would be so proud of my fiancé for his heroic move. I wouldn't make him feel bad for leaving me behind, that's a terrible thing to do! And sure, I thought of shorting the suit out, but that's only because of the amount of sci-fi I've seen and comic books I've read. But Iris? Really? Caitlin or Cisco didn't think of it? That was a bad plot point. I really really hope that her character grows in some way when she and Barry get married if they ever do or else this whole weird dynamic is going to make the show stale. They'll be beyond old, they'll be stale.

✲ I smell tech in your suit. This whole segment was hilarious...but it had it's flaws and they were big ones:
~The good: All the different things his suit can do...or could do since most likely Cisco took everything out of it...but the Babel protocol was an awesome Batman nod from the comics as was the reference to the "fat Flash" comic. Though I really liked the tech Cisco added to the suit, like the automatic locking feature to lock bad guys out if Barry was unconscious so they couldn't learn his identity. I thought that was pretty smart, but the others were unnecessary and I think only there to nod to the comics a bit. If I were to add a feature, I'd add a heater and some air conditioning to the suit in case he ever went up against someone like Killer Frost again, someone with icy or cold powers, or someone like Heat Wave. I think those could be really useful. I also think the automatic identification and the map is a great idea, Barry could always use something like that instead of relying on the team to do that. But I guess they want to integrate the team more?
~ The bad: How incredibly weak was Wally? Does one shot from Iron Man, I mean Iron Flash, I mean Barry, and his repulsor ray really knock him out THE WHOLE FIGHT? I mean thank goodness Barry didn't need him...because he had Iris, he didn't need a fellow Flash to help him. Nah that would make too much sense. This whole Iris scene just bugged the Dalek out of me. Seriously, why are the writers giving her so much to do?! Does Candace have an understanding with them or what? How can a secondary character, a person who doesn't even have powers or any knowledge that could possibly help the team, have so much power? It makes no sense at all. That would be like an accountant coming up with the answers to Einstein's theory. It literally makes no sense. Now I'm not knocking accountants, my brother is one, but I'm just giving an example. The series will fail if they continue on this road because half the fandom is already on the fence this season that is because of the poor script choices the writers have made. Not only have we had enough with evil speedsters, but we've had enough of Iris. This season's opening episode was the lowest of all three seasons so I think that says something. They need to scale her role back and make her more of a secondary character like she was in season one and stop making her the centre of attention. For me, she really holding the season back. If we didn't have all this drama that literally spews from Iris, we'd be focusing more on the villains of the series and comic book material. And that is what people tune in for. People don't tune in for Iris, they tune in for the Flash, for the villains, for the STAR Labs teams, for the crossovers, for the under appreciated cameos from original Flash actors. And I hope the writers realise this before it's too late. The show is slated for 7 seasons. Let's hope they can get their act together and give the fans what they really want before their contracts run out or the show is cancelled due to low interest.

❈ Overall, an improvement from last week in some ways, and in others, I kind of fell flat. I'd love to give the episode a 9/10 because I think everything else in the episode was great, but I have to give it an 8/10. Hopefully, I'll be able to give an episode a 9 or a 10/10, but right now with the centre still being on Iris after we had a whole season of her, the future doesn't look too bright for a perfect score. I sooooo want to love this show like I used to, but there are just certain points that continue to bother me. And they only bother me because I know their potential and I know they have extremely talented writers on their team, but with their stories being solely focused on what WestAllen shippers want, they can't reach their true potential. What are your thoughts? Did I miss something? Let me know!

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🇬🇧 ~ ⚜ Cσмρяσмιѕє ωнєяє уσυ cαи. ωнєяє уσυ cαи'т, ∂σи'т. Eνєи ιf єνєяуσиє ιѕ тєℓℓιиg уσυ тнαт ѕσмєтнιиg ωяσиg ιѕ ѕσмєтнιиg яιgнт. Eνєи ιf тнє ωнσℓє ωσяℓ∂ ιѕ тєℓℓιиg уσυ тσ мσνє, ιт ιѕ уσυя ∂υту тσ ρℓαит уσυяѕєℓf ℓιкє α тяєє, ℓσσк αт тнєм ιи тнє єуєѕ, αи∂ ѕαу, 'Nσ, YOU мσνє.' ⚜ ~ 🇬🇧

♔ ~ #theflash#barryallen#grantgustin#iriswest#vibe#ciscoramon#carlosvaldes#caitlinsnow#daniellepanabaker#killerfrost#wallywest#keiynanlonsdale#kidflash#thethinker#theflash4#theflashseason4#dccomics#dceu#dcuniverse#thecw#reviews#theflashreviews#myreviews ~ ♔

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Are you disappointed, or do you think none of this is a problem?

#google #googlepixel2 #durabilitytest #news #android

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Expedition 53 on the ISS is already in the middle of another spacewalk again, which you can watch live on NASA TV as usual: youtu.be/wwMDvPCGeE0

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Users Report High Pitched Frequency Sound and Clicking Coming from the Google Pixel 2’s Earpiece

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Frankenstein (530 × 265). What a classic Halloween image this is! My thanks to +Lydia Purple for the find.

P.S. Remember I am posting my Halloween jpg and gif images early so you can use them as email attachments to send Halloween greetings to your friends and family. If you don't want to download and attach the image, you can include the link to the image in the email instead.

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Kelly has become as big a liar as Chump. He's now totally contaminated.

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Kendall Jenner QUITTING 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians?!
#celebs #celebrities #celebrity

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10/19-20/2017 #FoxNewsAlert Must Watch. #Hannity.

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This could be useful information with perhaps some implications beyond autism:

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

http://neurosciencenews.com/boys-autism-signaling-pathway-7752/

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Xi Jinping foiled coup by ex-Chinese leader: Official

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Instant Apps come to Google Play, along with some other tweaks.

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Beelink TV BOX powered by Allwinner H6, running Android 7.1. That's only the second model I've seen with that processor. Price (with coupon) is about $30 cheaper than the competition.

https://www.cnx-software.com/2017/10/20/beelink-gs1-allwinner-h6-tv-box-sells-for-60/

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Twitterati has gone berserk over the idea that US First Lady Melania Trump's 'body double' was standing next to US President Donald Trump at a recent interaction with the press at the White House lawn

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On this day:
At 20th October of 1996, Andruw Jones (Atlanta Braves), nineteen years old, became the youngest player to hit a home run in the World Series. He hit two home runs against the New York Yankees. Drafted to the major leagues when he was just 16 years old, Andruw Jones was one of the most talented teenagers ever.

In 1996, the Atlanta Braves went into the season with Marquis Grissom as the starting center fielder. He was a relatively beloved Brave, as any hometown boy who came back to play for the hometown pro team would be. However, what he wasn't was the "Center Fielder of the Future" for the Braves. That moniker went to a teen-aged big leaguer from the tiny island of Curacao known as Andruw Jones.

Andruw grew up in Willemstad, Curacao, a small country located in the Caribbean. His father was a big baseball star in Curacao during the '60s and '70s, so it was natural that he would train his young son. By the time Andruw was six, he already had major league aspirations. His early accomplishments are nothing short of amazing. Andruw hit a 400 foot home run as a 13-year old and was playing in leagues with adults. In 1993, the Atlanta Braves signed 16-year old Andruw to a free agent contract.

Andruw made his major league debut in August 1996. He played in that season's World Series against the Yankees. Andruw became the youngest player in MLB history to hit a home run in the World Series. The 1996 World Series marked the beginning of the New York Yankees' dynasty of the late 1990s and early 2000s.

In Game 1 of the 1996 World Series on October 20, 1996, Jones was able to demonstrate his talents on the national stage. He connected for two home runs to left field on his first two at bats as the Braves routed the New York Yankees 12–1.

Jones became the youngest player ever to homer in the World Series at the age of 19 years, 180 days, breaking Mickey Mantle's record of 20 years, 362 days, on what would have been Mantle's 65th birthday. Jones joined Gene Tenace as the only other player to hit home runs in his first two World Series at bats. Tenace did it in 1972 with the Oakland Athletics.

In 10 seasons with the Braves, Andruw has won nine straight Gold Glove awards and has made five All-Star appearances. The 2005 season is arguably Andruw's finest year. As a player known more for his defensive brilliance, he hit a league leading 51 home runs and drove in 128 RBI's. Andruw won the Hank Aaron Award that year, which is given to the best offensive player. He also finished second in the National League MVP voting, losing the award to Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals.

After the 2007 season, Jones signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers as a free agent to a 2-year deal, worth $36.2 million. However, Jones struggled with the Dodgers, batting just .158 with 3 home runs and 14 RBIs. Shortly after the season, Jones was released by the Dodgers. Since then, Jones has played for the Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, and New York Yankees. While with the White Sox, Jones belted his 400th career home run.

Although Andruw has enjoyed a good major league career, some feel he never lived up to the hype that surrounded him as a young teen. He has proved he's one of the best defensive center fielders in history, although his offense has been inconsistent.

#AndruwJones #Onthisday #BaseballPlayer
#WorldSeries #Outfielder #AtlantaBraves
#DesignatedHitter #Baseball #Sports
#90sMemories #MLB

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Nelson Ghost Town, NV

… didn't I mentioned to not stay over night?

However, what I have learned is that the shadow some Ghost cast in moonlight is just a warm bright shadow, kind of. (#D4N, day for night)

Enjoy

#TGSHMU17

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Stairway to...

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in the grass

#fungusfriday by +Shawn McClure+Fungus Friday
#hqspmacro +HQSP Macro
#btpmacropro +BTP Macro Pro

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Partly Green

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Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid didn’t necessarily call for the officiating crew’s heads following.....
#kansascitychiefs #tnf #andyreid #frsnews #oaklandraiders

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No.... the old Keebler Elf is a big problem

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Button Mapper is the first with a work-around to let you tweak what Active Edge does on your Pixel 2. It's not pretty, but for a first attempt, it works.

#android #pixel2 #pixel2xl

https://drd.life/2zD6ewR

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Kyrie Irving wants his own team, but No. 1 status comes with no excuses: There's plenty of time for the Celtics to bounce back after Gordon Hayward's injury. But it's Kyrie Irving who must lead the way for Boston. http://dlvr.it/Pwjl4Y

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FOR FRI AM Lonzo, LaVar hear it from Patrick Beverley in Lakers' opener: Welcome to the NBA, Ballers: Clippers guard Patrick Beverley, defensive whiz and general basketball pest, introduced himself to the Ball clan on Thursday. http://dlvr.it/PwhyDt

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Marvel plays it's first-ever nude scene for laughs...

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The DeanBeat: What Visceral’s closing means for video games http://onvb.co/9kOrf4n

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Why we really really really like repetition in music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzzmqUoQobc

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JJ Abrams Plans to Take ‘Star Wars’ Franchise ‘Elsewhere’

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Trumptards don't get your hopes up people were watching baseball

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Geekscape of the Day: Graviton
Artist: Erik Shoemaker Visit: http://bit.ly/2l2Y9Oy .

Want more? Visit us over at http://geekscapes.com and see all of the archives and subscribe via RSS so you never miss an image!

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#scifi #sunset #storm #energy #clouds #lightning #mystery #gsotd #gsotd2017
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