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OLED burn-ins are now being reported for the Pixel 2 XL after a week of use.

This phone is definitely not living up to the hype. So many problems for a $1000+ device. I wonder how this got through the testing phase?

Let's keep in mind that this is a Google approved device for the Nexus "Pixel" brand. Really, Google? And you want to compete with Apple in the high-end market? Please.

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We had so much fun this Saturday morning cheering on the United DeKalb for a Cure Breast Cancer 5K finishers! #WOWwomen #RiseUp 💕

Read more on: bit.ly/2l71Xi5

#Sports #NFL #Cheerleaders

(Credit: Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders)

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Five former US presidents appear together for hurricane relief

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When cognitive bias and economic risk are accounted for, Diversity provides a good counterbalance to Meritocracy.

"There is no doubt that the financial crisis that the United States and the world suffered would have been less severe if we’d had more diversity on Wall Street. There’s no doubt. We know this intuitively."

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The research tells us that homogenous teams tend to over-trust each other. And so homogenous markets tend to be mispriced by tens of percentage points. In addition, risk-taking and the poor decision making that results can be tracked to fluctuations in one hormone: testosterone.

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Here's Taylor Swift Throwing Hilarious Shade at Her Old Outfits https://trib.al/aPbRtqk

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Walked past a Telstra shop today and saw the Pixel 2 on display, so I thought I'd take a look. As with the S8, I really didn't think it was noticeably better than my OnePlus 3T. I know on paper it is, but in the hand, they both feel great. It didn't feel faster or smoother, and the camera didn't jump out at me as being better. Nor did the screen seem any better than I'm used to. (I didn't even notice it was bigger!) There's so much hype around new flagships; I honestly think most is completely unjustified.

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During the 49th annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society’s Division for Planetary Sciences, the results were presented of a research that led to the discovery that the planet Mars has a magnetic tail, called magnetotail, twisted by the interaction with the solar wind. A team led by Dr. Gina DiBraccio of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center used data from the MAVEN space probe to discover this phenomenon that according to the researchers is linked to the process known as magnetic reconnection.

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This Chicks Sunday Commentary: Share Your Shelves – Alphabet Book Tag (N-Z)

A few months ago I did the first half of the Alphabet Book Tag because I wanted to bring awareness to some books that were already on my shelves waiting to be read, whether they be off my kindle or physical copies of books. I have read quite a few of those books since then because when putting together my post, I reminded myself that they were waiting there to be read.

https://thereadingchick.com/2017/10/22/this-chicks-sunday-commentary-share-your-shelves-alphabet-book-tag-n-z/

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Falcons owner Arthur Blank on Super Bowl rematch: 'There’s nothing open': To Blank, Sunday's game isn't about getting any type of closure. http://dlvr.it/Px0Yhp

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need ubuntu dvd/usb-sticks down-under - you can get them here

($4 for dvd, $10 for usb)

http://ubuntu.net.au

alas this web site would have been useful ~7 hours ago; but I couldn't remember the web site... (next time)
source: ubuntu-au

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Specific types of neurons in the brain help to calculate and determine our position in space. In this new study, researchers report how specific types of interneurons coordinate the integration of these different types of information.
Parvalbumin and Somatostatin Interneurons Control Different Space-Coding Networks in the Medial Entorhinal Cortex: http://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(17)31009-7
The medial entorhinal cortex (MEC) contains several discrete classes of GABAergic interneurons, but their specific contributions to spatial pattern formation in this area remain elusive. We employed a pharmacogenetic approach to silence either parvalbumin (PV)- or somatostatin (SOM)-expressing interneurons while MEC cells were recorded in freely moving mice. PV-cell silencing antagonized the hexagonally patterned spatial selectivity of grid cells, especially in layer II of MEC. The impairment was accompanied by reduced speed modulation in colocalized speed cells. Silencing SOM cells, in contrast, had no impact on grid cells or speed cells but instead decreased the spatial selectivity of cells with discrete aperiodic firing fields. Border cells and head direction cells were not affected by either intervention. The findings point to distinct roles for PV and SOM interneurons in the local dynamics underlying periodic and aperiodic firing in spatially modulated cells of the MEC.

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On this day in STAR WARS: Thu, October 22, 1998 - DK Publishing produces two landmark Star Wars reference books: Star Wars: Incredible Cross-Sections and Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary

#ram1 #robmosley #ram1Oct2017 #starwars #theforce #theempire #RobertMosley #mosley

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will be Sammy's first phone to support T-Mobile's new 600MHz Band?

Back in April, T-Mobile spent nearly $8 billion to win 31MHz of 600MHz low-frequency spectrum that was part of an FCC auction. Also known as Band 71, the low frequency airwaves travel farther and penetrate buildings better than higher frequency spectrum. Only one handset, the LG V30, currently is available with support for Band 71. Now, FCC documents reveal which handset will be the first from Samsung to work with the 600MHz spectrum.

A new version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892U) has been certified by the FCC. This is the rugged version of the Samsung Galaxy S8, better able to withstand "the active" lifestyle. Traditionally, the Active has been an AT&T exclusive, although this year it was announced that the device would be available from other carriers.

T-Mobile has yet to announce that the Galaxy S8 Active is on the way, but considering that the FCC certification shows that the new version of the Galaxy S8 Active is compatible with Bands 66 and 71 (the latter being a T-Mobile exclusive in the states), it seems a sure thing to say that the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active will be the first Samsung branded handset offered by T-Mobile, compatible with the 600MHz spectrum that the carrier spent so much money for.

Besides the T-Mobile version of the Galaxy S8 Active, which was first rumored last month, an unlocked model could eventually hit the U.S. The Wi-Fi Alliance certified such a version of the phone last month.

#samsung #S8 #S8Active #Active #TMobile #WiFi #USA #Android #AndroidOreo #S8+ #GalaxyS8Active

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When words, structured data are placed on single canvas - If "ugh" is your favorite word to describe entering, amending and correcting data on the rows and columns on spreadsheets you are not alone. Coda, a new name in the document business, feels it's time for a change. This is what they have to say, or rather, exclaim:

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When it comes to keeping your heart healthy choosing the right foods can make a real difference. To prevent heart attacks, avoid unhealthy food and eat foods rich in nutrients, fiber, and healthy fats.

http://www.healthuses.com/top-15-superfoods-heart/

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#TaylorAlisonSwift #MusicHangouts #Celebs #Celebrities #StayStrong #StayStrongTaylor #StayStrongTaylorAlisonSwift #StayStrongLadies #QueenOfRevenge #QueenOfVengeance

"Gorgeous"

Gorgeous

You should take it as a compliment
That I got drunk and made fun of the way you talk
You should think about the consequence
Of your magnetic field being a little too strong
And I got a boyfriend, he's older than us
He's in the club doing, I don't know what
You're so cool, it makes me hate you so much (I hate you so much)

Whiskey on ice, Sunset and Vine
You've ruined my life, by not being mine

You're so gorgeous
I can't say anything to your face
'Cause look at your face
And I'm so furious
At you for making me feel this way
But, what can I say?
You're gorgeous

You should take it as a compliment
That I'm talking to everyone here but you...
And you should think about the consequence
Of you touching my hand in the darkened room...
If you've got a girlfriend, I'm jealous of her
But if you're single that's honestly worse
'Cause you're so gorgeous it actually hurts
(Honey, it hurts)

Ocean blue eyes looking in mine
I feel like I might sink and drown and die

You're so gorgeous
I can't say anything to your face
'Cause look at your face
And I'm so furious
At you for making me feel this way
But what can I say?
You're gorgeous

You make me so happy it turns back to sad, yeah
There's nothing I hate more than what I can't have
You are so gorgeous it makes me so mad
You make me so happy it turns back to sad, yeah
There's nothing I hate more than what I can't have
Guess I'll just stumble on home to my cats
Alone, unless you wanna come along, oh!

You're so gorgeous
I can't say anything to your face
'Cause look at your face
And I'm so furious
At you for making me feel this way
But what can I say?
You're gorgeous

You make me so happy it turns back to sad, yeah
There's nothing I hate more than what I can't have
You are so gorgeous it makes me so mad
You're gorgeous
You make me so happy it turns back to sad, yeah
There's nothing I hate more than what I can't have
You are so gorgeous it makes me so mad
You're gorgeous

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Possibly the last tulip of the season

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On Rails

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That Beautiful Evening

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Into the city

Via Anzac Bridge

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President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff and campaign aides related to the investigations into Russian election meddling in the 2016 election, a White House official has said.

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Dodgers betting favorites to defeat Astros in World Series: The Dodgers currently have -160 odds to defeat the Astros in the World Series, according to the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas. http://dlvr.it/Px0Xbn

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https://nhaines.livejournal.com/72567.html

source: planet ubuntu

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A former congressional staffer says only the Israel lobby and a small group of neocons support the president's decision to "de-certify" the Iran nuclear deal.

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#Politics #China #ChineseCommunistParty #News A high level Chinese official has confirmed what some China watchers have believed for years, that there was a plot to overthrow President Xi Jinping. Speaking on a panel for the ongoing Communist Party Congress in Beijing, China’s Chief of… The post Chinese Official Details Plot to Overthrow Xi Jinping appeared first on Vision Times.

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#F1 27 OFFICIAL Images by Force India F1 - Formula 1 UNITED STATES GP - Sunday, 22nd October 2017-08:32 am © Copyrights Apply

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THOR RAGNAROK: "Meet Valkyrie" promo!

#marvel #mcu

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Cleveland Cavaliers Lose First Game Of The Season Against The Orlando Magic 114 To 93

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost their first game of the season tonight against the Orlando Magic 114 to 93. The Cavs played the Magic in the second game of a back to back. Last night, the Cavs got their first road victory of the season against the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Cavs dug themselves a big hole by getting off to a poor start in the first quarter of this game. The Cavs not rotating on defense in time contributed to the Magic finding their rhythm on their shots from downtown early in the game.

At the end of the first quarter, the Magic were up 36 to 18. The Cavs cut the deficit down to eleven points at the end of the first half 56 to 45.

Lebron James kept the Cavs in this game. The Cavs still had an opportunity to win this game in the third quarter. With 6:14 remaining in the third quarter, Dwyane Wade knocked down a three point shot to cut the deficit down to seven points 65-58. The Magic put up sixteen consecutive points to push the lead back up to double digits. The Magic maintained a double digit lead for the rest of the game.

Lebron James had a big first quarter for the Cavs with 14 points. He finished the game with 22 points. Kevin Love put up 19 points to go along with 8 rebounds.

Nikola Vucevic put up 23 points for the Magic.




What do you think about the Cavs losing to the Magic tonight?



https://mindbodycollide.blogspot.com




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Various Video Game Developers Share Their Thoughts On The Nintendo Switch #repost

Games Radar have produced a rather interesting feature which has seen them assemble a variety of video game makers and ask them to share their thoughts on Nintendo’s latest platform, the Nintendo Switch. There’s a number of developers interviewed so if…

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Connections

In his 2011 book, The Information (https://goo.gl/OJRcBb), James Gleick (https://goo.gl/a596Jg) makes the point that the brain’s smarts are not a function of knowledge but the result of its ability to interconnect and contextualize knowledge. In the connections that the brain can forge amongst its different centers, we see the emergence of intelligence.

There is a universal application to this. Whether we look at a single neuron in the brain, an individual in a city, a city in a country or a country on a planet (and we can pretty much keep on expanding our point of view) we still end up with a single point, a node, and have to wonder what its value is in relation to other nodes.

Connectivity and the network effect is something I have been thinking about for a very long time (https://goo.gl/hHkECM). The connection between two points, always, subtly, changes both: https://goo.gl/Ey7nfK and when it comes to ourselves, looking inwards may not be a bad place to start with as far as connections are concerned: https://goo.gl/MD3bXf.

Because social networking is an activity as old as the hills it should come as no surprise that influence relies on connection too: https://goo.gl/qZY3hR. It should be no surprise either that connections don’t just help us become smarter, they also keep our brain healthier: https://goo.gl/S9Uoxu. The power of connection is something psychologist Hedy Schleifer talks about in her powerful TED Talk: https://goo.gl/Ty24tO.

There are two facets to this argument. As people we are hardwired to connect and we crave meaning in our connections: https://goo.gl/pag5lM. But, sometimes, in true people fashion, as we blindly rely on our tech to fill the gap that we should be filling with our very human attention and consciously directed effort, we fall short: https://goo.gl/vmk1rb.

Despite that, we are all still affected: https://goo.gl/b16VTR and, as you might have guessed, social media is the root cause. The digital realm is now part of the environment we all live in and, as such, it exerts its own inescapable pressures: https://goo.gl/I0iU7r. Because the brain doesn’t have different emotional pathways for new media channels the feelings we feel are the feelings we have always felt, reported by the brain in the same way: https://goo.gl/eyZVEe.

The more we understand about how our connection with others affects us: https://goo.gl/q364Gn the more likely, I suppose, we are to try and manipulate it for commercial gain: https://goo.gl/kIz4Pr. But that, one might argue, is life itself. Nothing happens without a reason and we need a good reason to do everything. In the digital realm, of all places, where everything is intentional, it is perhaps time to put in the effort to understand our own intentions first and then, as we connect with others, benefit from alignment; as it occurs.

Make no mistake. This is a new age. Those of us who aren’t seventeen are straddling both worlds and are trying to become comfortable in both. This is what we are seeing: The past served us badly. It compartmentalized us, forced us to rely on gatekeepers who have proved unworthy and strove to keep us “in our place”. The future is uncertain. We face too many variables and too many challenges to confidently predict anything. Plus. While we’re trying to prepare for what we guess lies ahead, we’re struggling with the remnants of the past, relics who are doing everything they can to turn back the clock.

The present is our battleground. Nothing is easy. Everything appears fraught with risk. Yet here we are. We connect each day, meet people we haven’t physically met and share knowledge, ideas, suggestions and trust in a global network of minds and hearts unlike anything the world has seen before. Heady stuff, certainly. Scary. You bet! Where we go next will depend on how we decide to live our lives and lead our minds, now.

I hope you’ve done what’s needed and seeing how due to an incredibly aggressive bug I was out for the count last Sunday, you must have a surplus of coffee at least (a good thing!) and now are looking at mountains of donuts, cookies, croissants and chocolate cake. Have an awesome Sunday, wherever you are.

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CAT S41 Smartphone Launched With 3GB RAM, 13MP Camera and Android Nougat: Features & Specifications

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Hubble Unravels a Twisted Cosmic Knot

This image, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows what happens when two galaxies become one. The twisted cosmic knot seen here is NGC 2623 — or Arp 243 — and is located about 250 million light-years away in the constellation of Cancer (The Crab).

NGC 2623 gained its unusual and distinctive shape as the result of a major collision and subsequent merger between two separate galaxies. This violent encounter caused clouds of gas within the two galaxies to become compressed and stirred up, in turn triggering a sharp spike of star formation. This active star formation is marked by speckled patches of bright blue; these can be seen clustered both in the center and along the trails of dust and gas forming NGC 2623’s sweeping curves (known as tidal tails). These tails extend for roughly 50 000 light-years from end to end. Many young, hot, newborn stars form in bright stellar clusters — at least 170 such clusters are known to exist within NGC 2623.

NGC 2623 is in a late stage of merging. It is thought that the Milky Way will eventually resemble NGC 2623 when it collides with our neighboring galaxy, the Andromeda Galaxy, in 4 billion years’ time.

Text credit: ESA (European Space Agency)
Image credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA

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Everyone Is Obsessed With This Trick for How to Clean White Sneakers https://trib.al/3On8PsE
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