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#JimmyKimmel: #GrahamCassidyBill Almost Certainly Dead After “Emotional Weekend”

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Kushner, Bannon, Priebus, Cohn, Miller & Ivanka (maybe more) used private email for White House matters while Trump repeatedly chanted “Lock her up!” & has prodded the Justice Department to reinvestigate Clinton for use of a private email account. Officials are supposed to use government emails for their official duties so their conversations are available to the public & those conducting oversight. Trump advisers’ emails have not been made public.

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How To Install Ubuntu Touch On Some Android Devices

Canonical, Ubuntu’s parent company at one time was developing an operating system for Android devices. They called this move a way to “disrupt the industry” and change the way we use mobile phones by bringing a full Linux desktop to mobile. After a few years, they eventually gave up. The reason? The company behind Ubuntu failed at convincing consumers to switch away from Android OS. As a result, the project was abandoned by them. If you’re looking to install Ubuntu Touch on your Android device, there’s still a way. Soon after Ubuntu Touch “died”, it was picked up by a community of developers who still very much want to make Ubuntu Touch a reality. As a result, users can install the operating system, get software updates, security fixes and even new features!

UBports officially supports Ubuntu Touch images (and updates) for the Google Nexus 5, the OnePlus One and the Fairphone 2. These three devices have complete support and no development is currently active. Every driver and feature on these smartphones work perfectly with Ubuntu Touch. These are the “core” devices and make up the majority of UBport’s effort. They regularly get new software features and patches.

Additionally, UBports has Core (pre-release) devices. These devices are up-and-coming but are going to be placed in the “core” lineup. They are in beta. These devices are the Optimus L90, the BQ M10 HD, and the BQ M10 FHD. Owners of these devices can install Ubuntu Touch and use it with caution, as they are under heavy development.

Lastly, UBports supports Legacy devices. These are devices that have ports (in some way) by either Canonical and the official Ubuntu Touch development team, or the Ubuntu community at large. These devices will not get new features like the Core and Core Pre-release devices. Instead, UBports create software fixes and security updates. These legacy devices are: The Google Nexus 10, Google Nexus 7 2013 (LTE edition), and BQ Aquaris E4.5

See http://bit.ly/2wO28nP

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The squad is ready to compete, as Lakers training camp opens up today!

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A Primetime Clash Over Health Care https://trib.al/8z67B2s

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The new computation center is situated at NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia, where Johnson and other "human computers" calculated the trajectories that made early spaceflight possible.

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We've got no Monday blues when there's a #DallasCowboys game to watch and cheer for! #DALvsAZ

Read more on: bit.ly/2y4Njxq

#Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders

(Credit: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders)

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Troy's Review of Star Trek: Discovery

Yes, the one you've all been waiting for with bated breath.

The unfortunately acronymed ST:D bursts onto the scene screaming "2017!!!" at the top of its lungs. Well, I suppose ST:V did the same thing when it appeared 20 years ago. Do yourself a favour and delete your mental browser history for 2016 and 2017 before you watch it and you'll find it much more enjoyable otherwise you'll try to fit every hot political topic into it and blow your head up because at the end of the days it's a show about aliens and spaceships and what it means to be human.

The plot is... yeah. I can already hear the screaming metal sound of canon bing twisted to make the story fit. Michael Burnham is Spock's adoptive sister, for a start. It starts out as painfully contrived as Voyager, and ends with a wrecked ship and a looming goal. Try not to notice the GLARING PLOT HOLES and hope that the next episodes will manage to not break whilst bending over backwards. There are also noisome whiffs of Enterprise.
6 questionable Klingon Destiny Beacons out of 10

As far as characters go, this is definitely post Battlestar Galactica. Characters are more the kind of heroic but flawed Jessica Jones collections of hangups as opposed to competent, stable people because this is what TV thinks is interesting. Think Tom Paris on steroids. Voyager's DNA is also clearly visible in the archetypes. The Janeway/Seven combination of Georgiou and Burnham frankly works brilliantly, partly because we've seen Voyager, and partly because the actors established a skilled rapport. Unfortunately we'll not see much more of this - Michell Yeoh is a Guest Star. Otherwise it would just be Voyager all over again with the grimdark makeover.
8 hypertintelligent sexy and impulsive women struggling with their humanity out of 10

Science-wise, there no "particle o' the week" and plot gimmicks are rather more cleverly worked in. It's more Babylon 5 Newtonian physics with Mike Burnham guest starring as a Starfury. Redshirts get explosively decompressed and there is a minimal level of technobabble. The relationship between human and AI is better detailed in this as well. Humans tell the AI what to do and occasionally intervene.
However, battles are the traditional Spanish Galleons blasting each other at point blank range, ships suddenly stop when wrecked and we feel it's still Star Trekky. Consoles are thankfully still loaded with high explosives and there's not a seat belt in sight.
8 awesome spacesuit thruster boosts out of 10

The graphics frankly looked like an XboX One game of Mass Effect. Critics are of course saying the graphics are jaw-dropping. Methinks they think Clash of Clans has amazing graphics. Clarification: it is fairly easy to cook up spaceship models, it is another thing to make deliberate choices (lens flares, shiny textures etc) that make it look like you are watching a video game as opposed to something like Gravity. Battlestar Galactica's graphics looked less cartoony and that series is well over a decade old.
4 overly specular texturemaps out of 10

FINAL SCORE
Having kicked the tires and taken it for a turn around the block, it handles a lot like the Voyager with a new paintjob, a growly engine noise, a few pieces missing and some modern extras.

7 Voyager reboots out of 10

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Cassini's Last Ring Portrait at Saturn
Image Credit: +NASA, +NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Caltech, Space Science Institute, Mindaugas Macijauskas
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap170926.html

How should Cassini say farewell to Saturn? Three days before plunging into Saturn's sunny side, the robotic Cassini spacecraft swooped far behind Saturn's night side with cameras blazing. Thirty-six of these images have been merged -- by an alert and adept citizen scientist -- into a last full-ring portrait of Cassini's home planet for the past 13 years. The Sun is just above the frame, causing Saturn to cast a dark shadow onto its enormous rings. This shadow position cannot be imaged from Earth and will not be visible again until another Earth-launched spaceship visits the ringed giant. Data and images from Cassini's mission-ending dive into Saturn's atmosphere on September 15 continue to be analyzed.

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Will Google's Pixel-perfect HTC deal be more successful than the run with Motorola? (results)

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The Jake LaMotta Story: Boxing as an Act of Contrition

READ: http://www.thesweetscience.com/feature-articles/44796-giacobbe-jake-lamotta-story-boxing-act

#boxing #boxeo

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I sure freaked out in this horror game! If you have any thoughts about the video, just leave a comment down below. Thanks for watching!

Video ➞ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2ISUIqaxV0&t=25s

My YouTube Channel [DannyYO] ➞ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-KtvnEZHYYbm4JXFKyiw6g/featured

#Contemp #ScaryGame #HorrorGame #Gaming #YouTube

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After She Cured Her Cancer In The Uterus, She Speaks Out About The Recipe Of Three Powerful Ingredients

56 year old woman was diagnosed with cancer of the uterus. After examination and prognosis from the doctors she decided to try cure her sickness with alternativ

#cancer   #cure   #food   #vegetable   #recipes   #eating   #health   #healthy   #explore   #healthyliving   #homeremedies   #healthcare   #healthycare  

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Gmail is working on snooze, smart grouping, and a Material Design interface for the web

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Spotify’s app officially arrives on Xbox One

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http://www.geeky-gadgets.com/gionee-m7-android-smartphone-gets-official-26-09-2017/

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Pittsburgh quarterback now making excuses as to why
Villanueva was by himself at the end of the tunnel

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More than 20 years after the Handover, Hong Kong's last colonial governor has returned to Hong Kong to address concerns about the city's growing political divide and tensions with China.

In Part I of a two-part interview, Chris Patten tells me about the need for dialogue with Hong Kong student protesters, including those who advocate independence, after the 2014 pro-democracy "Umbrella Movement" protests:

"I think it's extraordinary that three years after those demonstrations... nobody has talked to them. All that people are doing now is locking them up for things that they did then, which is, I think, to be regarded as curious by the rest of the world."

Patten also emphasizes the need for vigilance to protect Hong Kong's autonomy:

"I think Hong Kong has to be on its guard whenever it sees things like the suggestion that judges should all be patriotic because they're administrators here in Hong Kong, when they hear about the abductions... when they realize how much the Beijing Liaison Office here in Hong Kong is interfering in Hong Kong's autonomous affairs..."

"I think it's a time for being pretty vigilant."

#ChrisPatten #HongKong #HKSAR #HKSAR20 #China #OnChina #CNN #CNNi

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The Cleveland Cavaliers believe star point guard Isaiah Thomas could return from his hip injury by Christmas, when they face the defending champion Golden State Warriors, according to Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com. The team added Thomas has made "real progress" as he rehabilitates from a torn labrum and a right femoral-acetabular impingement. (According to Bleacher’s Report).

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Apple iPhone X battery size revealed - The Apple iPhone X comes with a battery slightly larger than the iPhone 8 Plus, according to an official filing with Chinese telecoms certification agency TENAA. The filing reveals that the iPhone X battery will have a capacity of 2,716mAh, just a bit larger than that of the 8 Plus. How does this compare to other iPhones? Let's put the numbers in context: iPhone 8: 1821 mAh iPhone 7: 1960 mAh iPhone 6s: 1715 mAh iPhone 6: 1810 mAh iPhone X: 2716 mAh iP...

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Fans are voicing their opinions of the NFL "TAKE A KNEE DAY".

Many teams will not be happy with their voices

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Expand your skills by training as a certified developer with a free Android or Web Developer scholarship sponsored by Google and Udacity!

Places are limited so apply now → goo.gl/rWsevC

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WeChat's updated privacy statement confirms the company is sharing personal info including names, contacts, and email addresses with the Chinese government.

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Electric zap ‘wakes’ man after 15 years in a vegetative state | New Scientist

'... Sirigu’s team hypothesised that stimulating the vagus nerve would increase activity in brain regions that could help the man regain consciousness. “I believe that’s what happened,” says Sirigu.
Constant stimulation

To test the idea, the team wrapped very thin electrodes around the vagus nerve in the man’s neck. He was monitored for a month before the nerve was stimulated. They then treated him continuously over six months. Each treatment involved 30 seconds of stimulation followed by 5 minutes of rest. The team started with an electrical current of 0.25 milliamperes, increasing by 0.25 mA a week up to 1.5 mA.

Clinicians regularly monitored changes in the man’s behaviour throughout the trial, while Sirigu’s team recorded EEG signals from the scalp before stimulation began and at points throughout the trial. They also scanned the man’s brain using positron emission tomography immediately after the electrodes were implanted and six months later.

As soon as the stimulation started, the man began to open his eyes more often. After a month, he began to track people around the room with his eyes. He was even able to respond to requests to turn his head from one side to the other. He also attempted to follow an instruction to smile.The team have not yet used these movements to ask him questions, such as whether he is in any pain.

His scores on the “coma recovery scale” suggested he could now be defined as being in a minimally conscious state – in which a person has partial conscious awareness.

The man has not regained the ability to talk or walk, which he is unlikely to do, given the large damage to his brain. The team are continuing to track his progress.
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https://www.newscientist.com/article/2148350-electric-zap-wakes-man-after-15-years-in-a-vegetative-state/

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Oxygen-deficient dwarf galaxy hints at makings of early universe

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An advanced 23 MP camera, a 5.5” Full HD display, and an intuitive fingerprint sensor… Epic entertainment is waiting to be unlocked with Xperia XA1 Plus.

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Xi Jinping: China will support Interpol in key areas #security

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Come join NBA Video Games a community of course that is about NBA video games from live to 2k to anything. Help my friend +Luis Lainez and let's mkae this commuting lit again.




And yea I'm still working on why Tim Duncan is a Top 5 player all time. It's coming soon one day at least 😭😭😭.

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Jimmy Kimmel Celebrates Graham-Cassidy Bill Being on Life Support, Which May or May Not Be Covered http://nym.ag/2fnBhUw

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look whats happened to Alejandro Villanueva jersey sales stood alone national anthem.

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DwarfCorp, an open source & procedurally generated real-time strategy game is now in Early Access http://bit.ly/2wTJZjs #Linux #Gaming

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The Lunar Month

A lunar month is the time it takes the Moon to pass through all of the Moon phases, measured from a New Moon to the next New Moon.

Illustration showing all the different Moon phases next to one another
A lunar month comprises all the Moon phases.

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A lunar month is also known as a lunation, while the astronomical term for this period is a synodic month, from the Greek term synodos, meaning meeting or conjunction.

From New Moon to New Moon
We measure the lunar month from the precise moment of a New Moon, when the Sun and Earth are aligned on opposite sides of the Moon, until the next New Moon.

Moon phases in your city
About 29.5 Days
In the period from 1600 to 2600, an average lunar month lasts 29.530575 days or 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and 2 seconds. The shortest lunar month ended July 17, 1708 and lasted 29.271819 days (29 days, 6 hours, 31 minutes, and 25 seconds), while the longest was the one that ended on January 14, 1611 and lasted 29.832568 days (29 days, 19 hours, 58 minutes, and 54 seconds).

The exact length varies slightly, due to the elliptical shape of the Moon's orbit.

Synodic vs. Sidereal Month
The time it takes the Moon to complete 1 orbit around Earth is called a sidereal month. Sidereal refers to the Latin word for stars and sidereal month means that the Moon returns to the same point under the stars. This takes, on average, 27.3 days.

If Earth stood still, the synodic (lunar) month would be the same as the sidereal month. However, at the same time as the Moon is orbiting Earth, our planet also continues its annual orbit around the Sun in the same direction. So, after completing a sidereal month, the Moon has to move a little further to catch up to the same alignment with the Sun and Earth as at the previous New Moon. This is why a synodic (lunar) month is around 2.2 days longer than a sidereal month.

Lunation Number
In astronomy, it is most common to use the Brown lunation number system for lunar months. This system was invented by Professor Ernest W. Brown and presented in the book Planetary Theory from 1933, which Brown co-wrote with Assistant Professor Clarence A. Shook.

Brown starts his count with lunation number 1 at the 1st New Moon of 1923, which was on January 17. This is why the lunation numbers in the table on our Moon Phase pages are currently in the 1100s. And, for the same reason, lunation numbers listed for years before 1923, are negative.

There are also other lunation cycles in use, such as Herman Goldstine's Lunation Number, Jean Meeus's Lunation Number, and the Hebrew Lunation Number, which counts lunations in the Hebrew calendar.

Primary and Intermediate Moon Phases
In Western Culture, we divide the lunar month into 4 primary and 4 intermediate Moon phases.

The primary phases are the New Moon, the First Quarter Moon, the Full Moon, and the Third Quarter Moon. Technically, the primary Moon phases occur at a specific moment in time, and the intermediate Moon phases take up the time in between.

The average time between each primary Moon phase is around 7.38 days (just over 7 days and 9 hours) which is considered the origin for the 7-day week.

The intermediate Moon phases are the Waxing Crescent Moon, the Waxing Gibbous Moon, the Waning Gibbous Moon, and the Waning Crescent Moon.

Lunar Calendars
Some of the oldest calendars we know of are lunar calendars, such as the Roman calendar, based on the lunar month. The word month is even derived from the word Moon.

The 12 months of the year
Today, most countries use the Gregorian calendar, which is based on Earth’s revolutions around the Sun. However, the current months September, October, November, and December are still named after their original place in the ancient Roman calendar.

https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/moon/lunar-month.html

+Jean Stewart +Brett Hawkes +Shermanator Osborn +JO+Fred Haddad jr.

#LunarYear #Sydonic #LunarCalendar #Hijri #Space #Univers #Time #Moon #Crescent #light #AncientSumerian #SacredMounth #LunationNumber

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Global costs could soon reach $1 trillion.

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A Beginner’s Guide to the Star Trek Universe http://nym.ag/2xs7wwe

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Welp, my 6P took a dump tonight and went into bootloop. It suddenly froze on my way home from work, so I held the power button to reboot it. The Google logo came up for about 20 seconds, then went away, and then instead of seeing the colorful dancing dots, I got the Google logo again.

When I got home, I started a support chat with a nice Project Fi rep, who talked me through getting into the recovery menu, wiping the cache, and then factory resetting, neithe of which worked. She told me that the only remaining option would be to ship a replacement device. I expressed concern about getting another 6P that might have this well documented issue, and she said that my replacement device would be a 128 GB Pixel XL!

Project Fi has had the best customer support of any phone carrier I've ever been with. Their reps are courteous and willing to help you solve their issue. They also clue in really quick on the fact that I'm not a total noob. They actually work with me on solving the problem, as opposed to other call centers that slavishly stick to a script and require me to perform all the usual troubleshooting steps that I already did before contacting them.

This will be my fourth device since joining Project Fi. My first 6P had a microphone issue. My second got dropped and broke the screen, which was covered by the Device Protection plan and required a reasonable deductible to fix. This one ran very well until I got the Oreo update last week, when things started to get a little squirrelly.

I gotta say, I will miss the front facing stereo speakers on the 6P. But it's a small loss considering that, at no cost to me, I'm being upgraded to a phone with twice the storage that will continue to get software updates where the old one will not. (I am a little miffed that they didn't let me choose the color, as I've never liked phones with white front bezels, but that's what dbrand is for, right?)

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#25Sep 2017, #RomanReigns vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion #TheMiz with the title on the line will take place on next Monday's WWE #RAW episode from Denver, Colorado. This comes after Reigns appeared on #MizTV last night and later defeated Miz in a non-title match.
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