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If you’re struggling to mount your Android phone on Ubuntu you might want to give Android File Transfer for Linux a try. Effectively it’s a clone of Google’s Android File Transfer app for macOS. It’s built with Qt, and has a super simple UI that makes it…

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Trump slams Goodell after anthem protests on Thanksgiving http://nyp.st/2n09uQD

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“3.) Different stars are visible from different latitudes. Look up at the night sky from a very high (northern) latitude location, and you’ll see the Big and Little Dippers, the bright orange giant Arcturus, and the Pleiades, among other sights. Yet if you head to the south pole, none of these celestial sights are visible, but you can see Alpha Centauri, the Magellanic Clouds, and the Southern Cross, all of which are never visible to most northern hemisphere skywatchers. If the Earth were flat, everyone on the night side of the Earth would see the same sky; this is another observation that the flat Earth can’t account for.”

There are lots of ways to demonstrate that the Earth is round. You can measure shadow differences at different latitudes and calculate its circumference, as Eratosthenes first did more than 2,000 years ago. You can circumnavigate the globe, measuring the distance you have to travel along your journey. Or you can simply fly “up” to space, and measure the curvature of the Earth directly. Yet even if you couldn’t do any of those, there are five simple observations that anyone can make that wouldn’t be the same if the Earth were flat instead of round. The night sky would look the same from everywhere on Earth, lunar eclipses would only ever occur at midnight, sunsets and sunrises would occur at the same time in New York as they did in Los Angeles, and much, much more.

Come find out what impossible things would have to be real if the Earth was flat, and see if you can’t convince your favorite skeptic!

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We seriously CAN'T with this Beyonce and Blue Ivy news!
#celebrities #celebrity #celebs

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Trump continues to lie to himself about his popularity, including by attempting to denigrate other leaders.
The new PM of New Zealand put him in his place!

From the article linked below:

New Zealand's progressive new Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern strongly rejected President Donald Trump's assessment of her recent rise to power, according to her account of their first in-person meeting at the East Asia Summit last week.

After Trump said Ardern's win had "upset" many New Zealanders, the Labor Party leader remarked that "nobody marched" in response to her victory, as millions did all over the globe when Trump was inaugurated in January.

Ardern offered a full account of her meeting with Trump to New Zealand's Newsroom:

"I was waiting to walk out to be introduced at the East Asia Summit gala dinner, where we all paraded and while we were waiting, Trump in jest patted the person next to him on the shoulder, pointed at me and said, 'This lady caused a lot of upset in her country,' talking about the election."

"I said, 'Well, you know, only maybe 40 per cent,' then he said it again and I said, 'You know,' laughing, 'no one marched when I was elected.'"

This is how to treat the orange liar.

https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/11/17/pitch-perfect-retort-new-zealand-pm-told-trump-no-one-marched-when-i-was-elected?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=google_plus&utm_source=socialnetwork

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New ESA technology-testing CubeSat to launch with China's seismo-electromagnetic satellite in February

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The GOP Tax Plan Would Make It Harder for Workers to Get New Skills https://trib.al/YAeSfGM

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Eagles DT Fletcher Cox sued for allegedly ruining a marriage, report says: A North Carolina man seeks more than $25,000 from Cox after he seduced the man's wife and continued their relationship via text messages. http://dlvr.it/Q2fqQJ

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The company has also shared that Android Oreo will be coming to other Nokia smartphones soon.

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"A phone shouldn't be this difficult to use"

"A phone should adapt to a user not the other way around. I have no doubt that the phone would work perfectly for someone with larger hands.

If the iPhone X is the future of the smartphone, I'd rather be left behind. I'll be selling my iPhone X, and invest in the tried-and-true true true form factor of the iPhone 8 instead."

Let this sink in for a moment... This is coming from BUSINESS INSIDER.... YUP... BUSINESS INSIDER

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The Neuroscience of Memory - Eleanor Maguire

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

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Charlie Rose was a thorn in writer’s side http://nyp.st/2A3zL60

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Disrupting sensitive soils could make climate change worse, researchers find

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Trump promised to surround himself with "the best people"
He lied
It is now apparent he selects them on the basis of their capacity to destroy the successes of the Agencies they oversee..

The headline of the Article below tells the story:

Scott Pruitt claims he’s taken more actions to fight pollution than Obama, but can’t name any
(Pruitt is lying. Who is really surprised?)

From the article linked below:

Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt has accomplished an impressive feat: In only nine months in office, he has done more than any of his predecessors — even more than the divisive Anne Gorsuch under President Ronald Reagan — to roll back the EPA’s crucial functions and create a culture of fear among agency employees with years of expertise in environmental protection.

EPA observers contend Pruitt “has claimed the worst-ever title” from Gorsuch, who herself succeeded in shepherding through major agency budget cuts and rollbacks of new clean and air and regulations when the agency was in its infancy. But Pruitt is going several steps further by turning the agency into “a hollow shell by whacking its budget, overturning rules based on bogus reports and keeping employees in the dark,” according to one assessment of Pruitt’s brief tenure.

"As criticism of his anti-environmental protection crusade from both Democrats and Republican has intensified with almost every action his agency takes, Pruitt is employing a misinformation campaign to justify his actions. For example, the former fossil-fuel friendly attorney general of Oklahoma told the Washington Post in an interview published Friday that he is more aggressive than the Obama administration on tackling pollution."

This statement falls flat on its face when it’s revealed that the EPA, under Pruitt’s leadership, has not released or even supported a single action to significantly reduce air pollution or water pollution. The Obama administration, on the other hand, addressed not only greenhouse gas emissions, but took actions to reduce harmful pollutants from power plants, toxic waste sites, and the transportation sector, regulations that Pruitt has been eager to roll back because they angered polluting industries.

“For Scott Pruitt, you see, corporations that pollute are ‘partners and allies,’ rather than regulated entities whose pollution EPA has a legal duty to regulate to protect Americans’ health and environment,” John Walke, senior attorney and clean air director at the Natural Resources Defense Council, tweeted Friday in response to the Washington Post interview with Pruitt.

There is more to read in the article..

https://thinkprogress.org/pruitt-misinformation-campaign-699d232f41c7/

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Star density map of the Milky Way galaxy, by +Kevin Jardine
He notes: Revised face-on Milky Way fly to Earth. Starts with a colour key and distance circles. Galactic centre towards top. Best viewed in 4K. Thank you to the wonderful software @GaiaSky_Dev that makes this possible.

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Open house at the old airport

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shrooms in autumn

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

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Food supplement

Capped langur (Trachypithecus pileatus)

Bhutan

This large male had carried a sizable piece of rock up a tree and was meticulously breaking off pieces and grinding them in his hands as to release the good parts. He would then seemingly taste a piece and eat it all if it was of the right stuff.

You can see his white lips from previous tastings.

The rest of the group was in part doing the same or just hanging out. After some more chipping off of the rock it just dropped it. The rock hit the ground with a loud thump which was proof that this was a powerful male able to lift and carry a big piece of abrasive rock up the tree to have his supplement of the day.

There are most definitely more easy ways to get this done, and I encountered other langurs eating off the dust of the roads which is quite interesting to watch as it looks like they are praying.

#wildlife #mammals #monkey #bhutan

Image Copyright © 2017 +Morten Ross
Image Capture Date: 05 April 2017 10:22
Altitude: 1828 meters

#hqspanimals +HQSP Animals
#BTPAnimalPRO+BTP Animal Pro , owned by +Nancy Dempsey , curated by +Annette Junge Daugaard

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“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous

A photo I took on the Costa Rica's Caribbean coastline.

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Jacaranda

Nothing says "summer is here" quite like Jacaranda trees in bloom, great swathes of colour across the landscape, the sound of willow on leather as the cricket season get underway, the buzz of mosquitos... well we could do without the mosquitos I guess.

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Manage your time more efficiently and get more done with the new Google Calendar for web ↓

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Sen. Brian Schatz says the millions of angry net neutrality supporters need to make their voices heard at the ballot box.

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There are plenty of tech deals to be had for Black Friday, but what about smartphone deals? Let's take a look at some we think are worth your while.

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Celebrity Halloween Costumes 2017

Now that Halloween is officially here, celebs are showing off their most spooky, funny and elaborate costumes. See what stars like Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and more dressed as this year!

http://www.fashiontubes.com/celebrity-halloween-costumes-2017/

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Sen. Al Franken vows to regain trust of Minnesota after harassment allegations

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NHL's unofficial playoff predictor: Reading into the standings at Thanksgiving milepost: Too soon? The numbers say no. If your team is in or out of a playoff spot on U.S. Thanksgiving, odds are good they'll stay there come springtime. That's bad news for the Oilers and other underachievers. http://dlvr.it/Q2cMZc

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EFF tool tells your members of Congress to fight for net neutrality http://engt.co/2mW345a

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How Fox’s Marvel Characters Could Enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Geekscape of the Day: The Fantasia Nebula
Artist: Luis Bello Visit: http://bit.ly/2A81L61 .

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!

Have a listen to our Geek Questioner Podcast!
Our latest episode: https://geekquestioner.com/current

#scifi #nebula #space #colorful #stars #wonder #gsotd #gsotd2017

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Not worried about net neutrality? Here are a few reasons you should be.

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The next Mars rover could ride across the alien planet on a new kind of tire that remembers its shape after running over rocks.

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Best Phones of 2017: video round-up - What are the best phones of 2017? As 2017 draws to a close, it's time to take a look at the best Android phones of the year and the new iPhone models. It's been one of the most eventful years for mobile tech in a long time, so there's a lot to talk about! What is your favorite phone of 2017? We start off with the new iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and then we make the jump to the land of Android with the best offers their: phones like the Galaxy ...
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