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Xiaomi and Android One may make sense together, but not in China — where Google isn't really welcome. But India, though...

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The Lagoon Nebula, estimated to be between 4,000 to 6,000 light years from the Earth,

in the direction of the constellation Sagittarius. It is classified as both an emission nebula and an HII region.

Image copyright J-P Metsavainio.

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An Ode to Daenerys Targaryen’s Amazing Coat on Game of Thrones http://vult.re/2ihVQpH

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Milky Way over Chilean Volcanoes
Sometimes, the sky mimics the ground. Taken in 2017 May from the Atacama Desert in Chile, the foreground of the featured image encompasses the dipping edge of the caldera of an extinct volcano. Poetically echoing the dip below is the arch of our Milky Way Galaxy above.

Many famous icons dot this southern nighttime vista, including the center of our Milky Way Galaxy on the far left, the bright orange star Antares also on the left, the constellation of the Southern Cross near the top of the arch, and the red-glowing Gum Nebula on the far right.

Just above the horizon and splitting two distant volcanic peaks near the image center is the Large Magellanic Cloud -- the largest satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.

Image & info via APOD
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html
Image Credit & Copyright: Carlos Eduardo Fairbairn
http://www.astrobin.com/users/kiko.fairbairn/

#space #nasa #MilkyWay #GumNebula #universe #science

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Steve Bannon’s Breitbart is already questioning Donald Trump’s mental health

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List of celebrities to attend Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor event 
https://goo.gl/CDp3VS

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USS John S. McCain Collides with Merchant Vessel; Search and Rescue Underway

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Literally No One From The White House Wants To Defend Trump On TV Right Now

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The main hormone that affects the skin, causing it to break out, is testosterone, and eating a well-balanced diet is essential in keeping its levels balanced. These six key foods proactively balance your hormones, which can plump up skin, ward off wrinkles, and even prevent acne.

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50,000 Users Test New Anti-Censorship Tool TapDance

http://bit.ly/2iiWYJK

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"I love the Baltimore pride! There is no other city like Baltimore and the amazing energy and love that we all have here for our city and for Maryland." – Sam F., 3 year veteran
Read more on: bit.ly/2fXhjnd

#Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders

(Credit: Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders)

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Google brings video previews to search results on phones

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Emission nebula IC 410, in the constellation in the constellation Auriga.

This nebula is about 12,000 light-years away and over 100 light-years across.

It is a cloud of glowing hydrogen gas, whose shape is sculpted by stellar winds and radiation

from an embedded open star cluster called NGC 1893.

Image copyright J-P Metsavainio.

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Your favorite apps may become real enemies of your Android smartphone. The latest report enlists Facebook and WhatsApp in the same list.....

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If #Blood Is Red, Why Do #Veins Look Blue? : https://www.scienceabc.com/humans/if-blood-is-red-why-do-veins-look-blue.html #science

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The Ubuntu Dock is now used by default in the 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" session when using the default mode. This dock aligns commonly used icons along the left-side of the screen, similar to Unity 7's behavior. They are doing this to differentiate their Ubuntu GNOME session from other Linux distribution's desktops and for easing users away from the Unity 7 experience they have been dealing with for years.

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Jaylon Smith hadn't played a game since he was with Notre Dame at the 2016 Fiesta Bowl ... until Saturday night, with the Dallas Cowboys.
Read more on: bit.ly/2fX109U

#Sports #NFL

(Credit: ESPN)

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Floyd Mayweather Does NOT Like Conor McGregor 
https://goo.gl/Qu6EZ9

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A tough player calling it quits.

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Ready to fly

My flowers and insects page https://www.paolodalprato.com/macro-a-colori

#macrophotography #hqspmacro #hqspflowers #fotomaniaitalia #insect #macroaddict #ilovephotography 

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blind © Holger Nimtz
Berlin | 2017
https://www.holge.de

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An Afternoon on a Cliff

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Islands

Silhouette Island, Seychelles

This smooth and curved granite rock was once sharp and abrasive, but through countless years of sea and sand working on its surface it has become smooth to the touch and curved as per the never ending swirls of the waves sandblasting it from every direction.

On land the sun and rain are the other forces working its way through the granite, but the result is never as smooth as that being in the tidal zone as this one.

This is like a miniature island, as during low tide it is surrounded by the sand, and during high tide it is a true island with the sea surrounding it.

In the back you see the largest of all the granite islands – Mahe.

#landscape #seascape #seychelles

Image Copyright © 2016 +Morten Ross
Image Capture Date: 24 November 2016 18:04
Altitude: 0 meters

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#hqsplandscape +HQSP Landscape

#BTPLandscapePro +BTP Landscape Pro , owned and curated by +Nancy Dempsey

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When a massive star exploded in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy to the Milky Way, it left behind an expanding shell of debris called SNR 0519-69.0.

Here, multimillion degree gas is seen in X-rays
from Chandra (blue). The outer edge of the explosion (red)
and stars in the field of view are seen in visible light from Hubble.

(Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/Rutgers/J.Hughes; Optical: NASA/STScI)

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+ODROID Hardkernel ODROID-HC1 +Samsung Exynos 5422 based NAS system launched for $49 including aluminum case.
Official OS is +Ubuntu 16.04.2 with Linux 4.9, but others firmware images are also available.

https://www.cnx-software.com/2017/08/21/hardkernel-odroid-hc1-home-cloud-one-stackable-nas-is-now-available-for-49/

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Microsoft has announced that a new Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundle will be available on October 10.

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#GBvsWAS photos : Garrett Campbell More photos: - bit.ly/2ik2KuL

#GBvsWAS photos 💃
📸: Garrett Campbell

More photos: http://bit.ly/2igegXR

#Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders

(Credit: Washington Redskins Cheerleaders)

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Pacers File Tampering Charges Against The Los Angeles Lakers, Verdict To Be Decided By The NBA

The Indiana Pacers have filed tampering charges against the Los Angeles Lakers over Paul George. The Pacers are charging the Lakers for tampering with them and the Pacers management in their quest to trade Paul George who was eventually traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder on June 30th. The NBA will full inspect this claim as Adam Silver and the entire NBA front office will have a full inspection of the Lakers franchise.

They will have interviews with the Lakers GM, Owner, Coach, and head of basketball operation Magic Johnson. If they find out the claims the Pacers are charging are true the punishments of the Lakers will be.

Banned from signing any star free agent/ decent free agent (Paul George, LeBron James and ect.), multiple draft picks being taken away. The most is for 5 to 10 years of no draft picks for the LA Lakers. And possible life bans from the NBA for any Lakers staff and potential suspensions of NBA players that could last an entire NBA season.

The NBA after their investigation will have to make a decision on if the Pacers claims on LA is true or false. If proven not true nothing will likely happen except for a warning by the NBA. If these are true, then possibly expect all punishments of what I have listed to be done on the Lakers franchise.

#NBA #Pacers #Lakers #LosAngeles #Indiana #News

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30 Heart-Warming Photos Of Dogs Growing Up Together With Their Owners

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"What are the implications of a technology that seems to be converging on the sharing of consciousness?

It would be a lot easier to answer that question if anyone knew what consciousness is. There’s no shortage of theories. Their models – right or wrong – describe computation, not awareness."

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Physics describes a world of intelligent zombies who do everything we do, except understand that they’re doing it. That’s what we should be, that’s all we should be: meat and computation. Somehow the meat woke up.

This is all preamble, though, a set‑up to the question posed at the outset: what are the implications of a technology that wires brains together, that in theory at least permits the existence of hive minds?

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The local personae are obliterated, absorbed into a greater whole; as the Finnish computer scientists recently declared in the International Journal of Machine Consciousness, ‘the biological brain cannot support multiple separate conscious attentional processes in the same brain medium’. Remember that. It could end up biting us in the ass a few years down the road.

If we do stop short of a hive mind, it’s unlikely to be because we lack the tech; it’ll only be because we lack the nerve. Consciousness remains mysterious. But there’s no reason to regard it as magical, no evidence of spectral bonds that hold a soul in one head and keep it from leaking into another. And one of the things we do know is that consciousness spreads to fill the space available. Smaller selves disappear into larger; two hemispheres integrate into one.

Keep the bandwidth too low and you lose the experience; edge it too high and you lose yourself. Throughout history we’ve communicated via the equivalent of dial‑up, through speech and writing and images on screens. A fat enough neural interface could turn everything broadband, act as a next-gen corpus callosum that fuses we into some new kind of I that’s never existed before.

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There’s a machine in a lab in Berkeley, California, that can read the voxels right off your visual cortex and figure out what you’re looking at based solely on brain activity. One of its creators, Kendrick Kay, suggested back in 2008 that we’d eventually be able to read dreams (also, that we might want to take a closer look at certain privacy issues before that happened). His best guess was that this might happen a few decades down the road – but it took only four years for a computer in a Japanese lab to predict the content of hypnagogic hallucinations (essentially, dreams without REM) at 60 per cent accuracy, based entirely on fMRI data.

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How to Tell Dany’s Dragons Apart on Game of Thrones http://nym.ag/2ihI3ze

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Sunrise Sky: Eclipse Anticipation

Alan: "The dawn sky on August 20, 2017, with Venus above at top, and the thin waning crescent Moon just above the mountains at lower left in the magenta-tinted sky. The famous peaks of the Grand Tetons are at right, as seen from the Idaho side from north of Driggs. This is the thin Moon a day before the total solar eclipse."

Credit: Alan Dyer
Alan's Website: http://www.AmazingSky.com
Location: Idaho, United States
Release Date: August 20, 2017

Technical details: Canon 60Da and 10-22mm lens at 22mm

#Astronomy #Space #Science #Moon #Venus #Dawn #Astrophotography #Photography #Art #Panorama #SolarSystem #Cosmos #Universe #Earth #GrandTetons #Idaho #Wyoming #STEM #Education #CitizenScience

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Two Nintendo Presentations Will Take Place During Gamescom 2017 #repost

We know that Nintendo plans to have a big presence at this month’s Gamescom event and rightly so as they have a number of big games to show off to consumers. The first Direct will take place on August 23rd at 2pm UK time and will focus on the stunning…

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37 Days in Norway
Remembering the journey in May/June 2017 ...
Day 12 (2017-06-05)

After taking many more photos of the lighthouse Lindesnes fyr, we left the southernmost tip of Norway. We passed the Rosfjord and the town Lyngdal and took a break in Farsund.
The lighthouse Lista fyr was our next destination.
In the northwestern corner of the Lista peninsula we wanted to hike to yet another lighthouse (Varnes fyr), but the way got so muddy that we changed plans and walked to the Varnes fort (built by the occupying Germans during World War II) instead.
In the evening we reached Flekkefjord where we went to the octagonal church and through the area of the town which is called Hollenderbyen ("Holland town") because several dutch people moved to Flekkefjord in the 1500s and 1600s. Today's photo of a colorful bench was shot in Flekkefjord.
Looking for a place to spend the night, we entered the Sirdalen valley. This valley and the single-lane road are so narrow that we had to drive quite a while as there was nowhere a place to park. Finally, a few km south of the village Tonstad, we came to a picnic area where we could stay.
Kilometer reading: 2874 km.








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On the morning he was being ousted as Donald Trump’s chief strategist last Friday, Steve Bannon had already turned the page. “Why do you sound unfazed?” a friend asked Bannon as news of his demise ricocheted across the web. “Because,” Bannon replied, “we’re going to war.” Hours later, Bannon was calling into the editorial meeting at Breitbart News, rallying his troops to continue the battles he waged inside the White House. “We have a duty to the country to be the vanguard of ‘The Movement,’” he told his staff, according to one person on the call. Bannon’s main targets are the West Wing’s coterie of New York Democrat “globalists”—Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and former Goldman Sachs president Gary Cohn—as well as the “hawks,” comprised of National Security Adviser H.R McMaster and his deputy, Dina Powell. “He wants to beat their ideas into submission,” Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow told me. “Steve has a lot of things up his sleeve.”

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Blake Griffin drops hints: Could LeBron wind up a Knick? http://nyp.st/2ihatcK
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